SBI PO Exam – Solved Model Question Paper 18

Directions (Q. 31-35) In each questions below is given a statement followed by three courses of action numbered (A), (B) and (C). A course of action is a step or administrative decision to be taken for improvement, follow-up or further action in regard to the problem, policy etc., On the basis of the information given in the statement, you have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow (s) pursuing.

  1. Statement : Many Political activists have decided to stage demonstrations and block traffic movement in the city during peak hours to protest against the steep rise in prices of essential commodities.
    Courses of action
    (A) The government should immediately ban all forms of agitations in the country.
    (B) The police authority of the city should deploy additional forces all over the city to help traffic movement in the city.
    (C) The state administration should carry out preventive arrests of the known criminals staying in the city.

(1) Only (A)
(2) Only (B)
(3) Only (C)
(4) Only (A) and (B)
(5) None of these

Ans : (2)
Expl : Statement followed by course of action B only to solve the traffic problems.

  1. S tatement : The School dropout rate in many districts in the state has increased sharply during the last few years as the parents of these children make them work in the fields owned by others to earn enough for them to get at least one meal a day.
    Courses of action
    (A) The government should put up a mechanism to provide foodgrains to the poor people in these districts through public distribution system to encourage the parents to send their wards to school.
    (B) The government should close down some of these schools in the district and deploy the teachers of these schools to nearby schools and also ask remaining students to join these schools.
    (C) The government should issue arrest warrants for all the parents who force their children to work in fields instead of attending classes.

(1) Only (A)
(2) Only (B)
(3) Only (C)
(4) Only (A) and (B)
(5) None of these

Ans : (1)
Expl : Course of Action A is logically follow.

  1. Statement : A large private bank decided to retrench one-third of its employees in view of the huge losses incurred by it during the past three quarters.
    Course of action
    (A) The government should issue a notification to general public to immediately stop all transactions with the bank.
    (B) The government should direct the bank to refrain from retrenching its employees.
    (C) The government should ask the central bank of the country to initiate an enquiry into the bank’s activities and submit its report.

(1) None
(2) Only (A)
(3) Only (B)
(4) Only (C)
(5) Only (A) and (C)
Ans : (4)
Expl : Course of action C logically follows, because government control banking system with the help of Central Bank.

  1. Statement : One aspirant was kill due to stampede while participating in a recruitment drive of police constables.
    Course of action
    (A) The officials in charge of recruitment process should immediately be suspended.
    (B) The team of officials should be asked to find out the circumstances which led to the death of the aspirant and submit its report within a week.
    (C) The government should ask the home department to stagger the number of aspirants over more number of days to avoid such incidents in future.

(1) Only (A)
(2) Only (B)
(3) Only (C)
(4) Only (B) and (C)
(5) None of these

Ans : (4) , Expl : Course of action B and C logically follow

  1. Statement : A heavy un seasonal downpour during the last two days has paralysed the normal life in the state in which five persons were killed but this has provided a huge relief to the problem of acute water crisis in the state.
    Course of action :
    (A) The state government should set up a committee to review the alarming situation.
    (B) The state government should immediately remove all the restrictions on use of potable water in all the major cities in the state.
    (C) The state government should send relief supplies to all the affected areas in the state.

(1) None
(2) Only (A)
(3) Only (B) and (C)
(4) Only C
(5) All (A), (B), (C)

Ans : (5) All course of action follow

  1. Statement : The government has decided to instruct the banks to open new branches in such a way that there is one branch of any of the banks in every village of population 1000 and above or a cluster of villages with population less than 1000 to provide banking service to all the citizens.
    Which of the following will weaken the step taken by the government ?
    (1) The private sector banks in India have stepped up their branch expansion activities in rural India.
    (2) Many government owned banks have surplus manpower in its urban branches.
    (3) All the banks including those in private sector will follow the government directive
    (4) Large number of branches of many government owned banks in rural areas are making huge losses every year due to lack of adequate business activities
    (5) None of the above.

Ans : (4) Because only to open a branch is note solution. Government may incur loss, where business activity is not satisfactory either the population is 1000 and above.

  1. Cause : The government has recently increased its taxes on petrol and diesel by about 10 per cent.
    Which of the following can be a possible effect of the above cause?
    (1) The petroleum companies will reduce the prices of petrol and diesel by about 10 per cent
    (2) The petroleum companies will increase the prices of petrol and diesel by about 10 per cent.
    (3) The petroleum companies will increase the prices of petrol and diesel by about 5 per cent.
    (4) The petrol pumps will stop selling petrol and diesel till the taxes are rolled back by the government
    (5) None of these

Ans : (3) Company may hike the price by 5 to 10% (ideal like will be by 5%)

  1. Statement : Most of the Companies in IT and ITES sectors in India have started hiring from engineering college campuses this year and are likely to recruit much more than yearly recruitment of the earlier years.
    Which of the following substantiates the facts stated in the above statement ?
    (1) IT and ITES are the only sectors in India which are hiring from engineering college campuses.
    (2) Government has stepped up recruitment activities after a gap of five years.
    (3) The IT and ITES companies have now decided to visit the engineering college campuses for tier II cities in India as well
    (4) Availability of qualified engineers will substantially increase in the near future.
    (5) None of the above

Ans : (3) Companies may go to tier II cities for recruitments

  1. Effect : Majority of the employees of the ailing organization opted for voluntary retirement scheme and left the organization with all their retirement benefits within a fortnight of launching the scheme.
    Which of the following can be a probable cause of the above effect?
    (1) The company has been making huge losses for the past five years and is unable to pay salary to its employees in time.
    (2) The management of the company made huge personal gains through unlawful activities
    (3) One of the competitors of the Company went bankrupt last year.
    (4) The company owns large tracts of land in the state which will fetch huge sum to its owners
    (5) None of the above.