# Logical Reasoning - Course of Action

Exercise : Course of Action - Section 1
Directions to Solve

In each question below is given a statement followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true and on the basis of the information given in the statement, decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow(s) for pursuing.

• (A) If only I follows
• (B) If only II follows
• (C) If either I or II follows
• (D) If neither I nor II follows
• (E) If both I and II follow.

31.

Statement: A large number of engineering graduates in the country are not in a position to have gainful employment at present and the number of such engineers is likely to grow in the future.

Courses of Action:

1. The government should launch attractive employment generation schemes and encourage these graduates to opt for such schemes to use their expertise and knowledge effectively.
2. This happened due to proliferation of engineering colleges in the country and thereby lowered the quality of the engineering graduates. Those colleges which are not equipped to impart quality education should be closed down.

Only I follows
Only II follows
Either I or II follows
Neither I nor II follows
Both I and II follow
Explanation:
The emphasis should be not on the Government putting all the engineering graduates to jobs but on the colleges producing not 'degree-holders' but real technical minds which could compete well for gainful employment. So, only course II follows.

32.

Statement: Every year, at the beginning or at the end of the monsoons, we have some cases of conjunctivitis, but this year, it seems to be a major epidemic, witnessed after nearly four years.

Courses of Action:

1. Precautionary measures should be taken after every four years to check this epidemic.
2. People should be advised to drink boiled water during rainy season.

Only I follows
Only II follows
Either I or II follows
Neither I nor II follows
Both I and II follow
Explanation:
The disease occurs at the end of monsoons every year. So, precautionary measures every four years shall not help. The second course of action shall be a preventive measure. So, only course II follows.

33.

Statement: Every year large number of devotees dies due to severe cold on their way to the shrine located at the top of the mountain range.

Courses of Action:

1. The devotees should be discouraged to visit the shrine without having proper warm clothes and other amenities.
2. The government should provide warm clothes and shelter to all the devotees visiting the shrine.

Only I follows
Only II follows
Either I or II follows
Neither I nor II follows
Both I and II follow
Explanation:
Clearly, the problem can be solved by warning the devotees of the excessive cold at the shrine. So, only I follow.

34.

Statement: There has been an unprecedented increase in the number of requests for berths in most of the long distance trains during the current holiday season.

Courses of Action:

1. The railway authority should immediately increase the capacity in each of these trains by attaching additional coaches.
2. The people seeking accommodation should be advised to make their travel plan after the holiday.

Only I follows
Only II follows
Either I or II follows
Neither I nor II follows
Both I and II follow
Explanation:
People cannot be deprived of going to a certain destination merely for lack of berths. Instead it is the duty of the railway authority to accommodate all the bookings by all means. So, only I follows.

35.

Statement: The Finance Minister submits his resignation a month before the new budget is to be presented in the Parliament.

Courses of Action:

1. The resignation should be accepted and another person should be appointed as the Finance Minister.
2. The resignation should not be accepted.

Only I follows
Only II follows
Either I or II follows
Neither I nor II follows
Both I and II follow