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The number of dropouts in govt schools has significantly increased in the urban areas over the past few years. 

 

Courses of action:

I. The govt should immediately close down all such schools in the urban areas where the dropout goes beyond 20 per cent

II. The parents of all the students who dropped out of the govt schools in urban areas should be punished.

A) If only course of action I follows B) If only course of action II follows
C) If either course of action I or II follows D) If both courses of action I and II follow

Answer:   D) If both courses of action I and II follow



Explanation:

Both are extreme courses of action.

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Statement :

The 'X' state government has chalked out a plan for the underdeveloped 'Y' district where 80% of the funds will be placed in the hands of a committee of local representatives.

Courses of action :


I. The 'X' state government should decide guidelines and norms for the functioning of the committee.

II. Other state government may follow similar plan if directed by the Central government.

A) If only II follows B) If only I follows
C) If either I or II follows D) If neither I nor II follows
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) If only I follows

Explanation:

Once it is decided to place funds in the hands of the committee of local representatives, it is necessary to decide guidelines and norms for the functioning of the committee. Hence I follows. II is not related to the statement.

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Statement: If the retired professors of the same institutes are also invited to deliberate on restructuring of the organization, their contribution may be beneficial to the institute.

Course of action:
a) Management may seek option of the employees before calling retired professors.
b) Management should involve experienced people for the systematic restructuring of the organization.

A) Only a follows B) Neither a nor b follows
C) Both a & b follows D) Only b follows
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Only b follows

Explanation:

Valuable suggestion from the retired professors will be helpful for restructuring of an organisation. Hence, management should involve such experienced people. Seeking permission from the employees is not the right course of action.

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Statement: The experts group on Technical Education has stressed that Computer Education should be provided to children from primary school itself. It should be implemented in urban and rural school, simultaneously.

Courses of action:
a) Government should issue instructions to all school for Computer Education.
b) At least one teacher of each school should be trained in Computer operations for teaching children.

A) Both a and b follows B) Only a follows
C) Only b follows D) Neither a nor b follows
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Both a and b follows

Explanation:

Both are the right courses of action for effective implementation of Computer Education at primary level urban and rural schools.

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Statement: The Chairman stressed the need for making education system more flexible and regretted that the curriculum has not been revised in keeping with the pace of the changes taking place.
Course of action:
a. Curriculum should be reviewed and revised periodically.
b. System of education should be made more flexible.

A) Only a follows B) Only b follows
C) Both a & b follows D) Neither a nor b follows
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Both a & b follows

Explanation:

Clearly, the situation demands making the education system more flexible and changing it periodically according to the needs of the time. So, both the courses follow.

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Statement: There has been a significant drop in the water level of all the lakes supplying water to the city.
Courses of action:
I. The water supply authority should impose a partial cut in supply to tackle the situation.
II. The government should appeal to all the residents though mass media for minimal use of water.

A) Only I follows B) Only II follows
C) Both I & II follows D) Neither I nor II follows
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Both I & II follows

Explanation:

The situation can be tackled by periodic cuts in supply, and urging people to conserve water. So both the courses follow.

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Statement: There was a spurt in criminal activities in the city during the recent festival season.
Courses of action:
a. The police should immediately investigate into the causes of this increase.
b. In future the police should take adequate precaution to avoid recurrence of such situation during festival.
c. The known criminals should be arrested before any such season.

A) Both a and b follows B) Only c follows
C) Only a follows D) Both b and c follows
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Both a and b follows

Explanation:

The police ought to find out the lackenings in existing security arrangements and make up for these inadequacies to strengthen security and thus prevent criminal activities in the forthcoming festival. So, both a and b follow. Arresting the known criminals does not ensure safety, for a novice can also indulge in crime. So, c does not follow.

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Statement: A large number of students who have passed their XII Std. terminal examination in the country could not get admission to colleges as the number of seats available are grossly inadequate.
Courses of action:
a. The evaluation system of XII Std. terminal examination should be made more tough so that fewer students pass the examination.
b. The Government should encourage the private sector to open new colleges by providing them land at cheaper rate.
c. The rich people should be asked to send their wards to foreign countries for higher studies enabling the needy students to get admission in colleges within the country.

A) only a and b follows B) Only c follows
C) Only b follows D) All a, b & c follows
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Only b follows

Explanation:

Clearly, reducing the number of aspirants for admission to colleges or sending the students of well-to-do families to foreign countries for higher studies, is no proper solution. So, both I and III do not follow. The right solution is to increase the number of colleges so as t accommodate the increasing number of admission-seekers. So, only II follows.

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Statement: Properly fed and starved monkeys were made to run through a network of paths designed as a puzzle. It was observed that the starved monkeys could not run faster. This proved that the people with lower intelligence in poor countries are a victim of malnutrition.
Course of action:
a. The effects of nutrition on the intelligence of the monkeys is parallel to those on human beings.
b. Captive monkeys are more intelligent than wild monkeys.

A) Only b follows B) Only a follows
C) Both a & b follows D) Neither a nor b follows
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Only a follows

Explanation:

The proper nourishment will make the monkeys or human beings work properly. So, the course of action I follows. Course of action II does not follow as there is no information about captive or wild monkeys.

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