Reasoning – Decision Making

Reasoning – Decision Making

The following are the criteria for registration to a Training Workshop. The participant must:
(i) Be more than 30 years of age.
(ii) Be a graduate with 60% marks.
(iii) Have at least four years of experience of working in industry.
(iv) Be sponsored by his/her employer for the workshop.
(v) Have sent one paper for presentation in the workshop.

However, if a person fulfils all other criteria except for:
(a) (iii) above – should be registered as a Trainee participant.
(b) (ii) above – regarding percentage of marks but is a Post-Graduate should be registered
(c) (i) above – should be referred to the workshop coordinator.

Based on these criteria and the information provided in each case, make the decision regarding registration for the workshop. Do not assume anything and if the information provided is not adequate to take a decision – the answer would be data inadequate. Study each case and give answer:

(A) If to be registered
(B) If to be registered as a Trainee participant
(C) If to be referred to the Workshop Coordinator
(D) If data inadequate
(E) If NOT to be registered.

1. 31 years old Kavita Sinha has 66% marks in her post – graduation. She has two years of experience of industry and has been sponsored by her employer. She has also submitted the paper.

2. 31 years old Anjanee Konar is a Post – Graduate in Economics. She has been sponsored by her employer and has submitted the paper. She has been working in the industry for ten years.

3. Mohan Dule has been working in the industry for the last six years. He informed he will not be submitting the paper. He has been sponsored by his employer. He is 29 years old and has got 64% marks in graduation.

4. Vijay Madhav is 32 years old and has been working in the industry for the last seven years. He has been sponsored by his employer and has sent the paper.

5. Ram Vilavan is a graduate with 60% marks and has three years’ experience in the industry. He is 31 years old and has submitted the paper.

6. Dipen Shah is a post-graduate with 5 years’ experience in the industry. He is 38 years old and has been sponsored by his employer. He will not present the paper in the workshop.

7. Ashok Dongre is 35 years old and has submitted the paper. He has 3 years’ experience in the industry and has been sponsored by his employer. He scored 59% marks in graduation.

8. Vinay Kelkar has been sponsored by his employer. He is 36 years old and will not be presenting the paper. He is a post-graduate with 4 years’ industry experience.

9. Madhu Sapre has got 2 years’ experience in industry. She has submitted the paper. She is a post-graduate and has been sponsored by her employer.

10. 45 years old Ragini Ratan has been sponsored by her employer. She has got 59% marks in her post-graduation and has 6 years’ experience of industry. She has sent the paper for presentation.

Answers:

1. (B) (Condition (iii) not fulfilled)

2. (A) ( All conditions are fulfilled)

3. (E) (Condition (e) not fulfilled)

4. (D) (Information regarding age is not given)

5. (B) (Condition (iii) not fulfilled)

6. (E) (Not complied with condition (e))

7. (E) (Condition (ii) and (iii) not fulfilled)

8. (E) (Condition (e) not complied with)

9. (D) (Information on age is not given)

10. (A) (All conditions are fulfilled)

Note: For questions 4 and 9 Option (D) could also be a possible answer.

Author: RAMAKRISHNAN

Retired banker with more than 40 years of experience in the financial sector, presently using time in helping prospective students and others in the preparation for their competitive exams.

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