# Logical Reasoning - Course of Action

Exercise : Course of Action - Section 3
Directions to Solve

In each question below is given a statement followed by three courses of action numbered I, II and III. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then decide which of the three given suggested courses of action logically follows for pursuing.

11.

Statement: Lack of coordination between the University, its colleges and various authorities has resulted in students ousted from one college seeking migration to another.

Courses of Action:

1. If a student is ousted from a college, the information should be sent to all the other colleges of the University
2. The admissions to all the colleges of the University should be handled by the University directly.
3. A separate section should be made for taking strict action against students indulging in anti-social activities.

Only I follows
Only II follows
Only III follows
Only I and III follow
Only II and III follow
Explanation:
Clearly, the issue is not so big as to allot all powers of admissions to colleges, to the University only. So, II does not follow. The problem can be solved by circulating the information of the ousted students to all the colleges so as to ensure that such students do not get admission elsewhere also. This might prove useful in rectifying such students. So, I follows while III does not.

12.

Statement: Over 27,000 bonded labourers identified and freed are still awaiting rehabilitation.

Courses of Action:

1. More cases of bonded labourers should be identified.
2. Till the proper rehabilitation facilities are available, the bonded labourers should not be freed.
3. The impediments in the way of speedy and proper rehabilitation of bonded labourers should be removed.

None follows
Only I follows
Only II follows
Only III follows
Only II and III follow
Explanation:
The problem discussed here clearly hints at the need for quick rehabilitation of bonded labourers. So, only III follows.

13.

Statement: Number of dropouts from the municipal schools has significantly increased after withdrawal of mid-day meal scheme.

Courses of Action:

1. The government should reconsider its decision of withdrawal of midday meal scheme.
2. The government should close down some of the municipal schools.
3. The government should carry out a detailed study to find out the reasons for school dropouts.

None follows
Only I follows
Only I and III follow
Only II and III follow
All follow
Explanation:
Clearly, the government ought to find out the reason behind the increase in number of dropouts, and also the extent to which the withdrawal of mid-day meal scheme is responsible for the same. So, both I and III follow. II appears to be vague.

14.

Statement: There has been unprecedented increase in the prices of essential commodities during the past few days due to the strike call given by the transporters association.

Courses of Action:

1. The transporters' association should be ordered by the government to immediately withdraw strike call or else they will face severe consequences.
2. The government should immediately make alternative arrangements to ensure adequate supply of essential commodities in the market.
3. The government should immediately declare the strike illegal and put all those responsible for the strike behind the bars.

Only I and II follow
Only II and III follow
Only I and III follow
All follow
None of these
Explanation:
Clearly, the situation demands that strike be called off, either through warning or negotiations, and till then alternative arrangements be made to retain normalcy in supply of essential commodities. So, both I and II follow. Taking extreme steps (as getting the striking transporters arrested) at the first stage, doesn't seem proper. So, III does not follow.

15.

Statement: A large number of students studying in municipal schools could not pass the Xth Std. Board examination causing frustration among the students and their parents.

Courses of Action:

1. The Municipal authority should immediately review the position and initiate measures to improve the situation.
2. The municipal authority should immediately fill up the teachers' vacancies in the municipal schools.
3. The municipal authority should close down some of their schools and concentrate their attention on remaining schools to improve the conditions.

Only I and II follow
Only II and III follow
Only I and III follow
All follow
None of these