Logical Reasoning - Course of Action - Discussion

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.

Give answer

  • (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.


Statement: Most of those who study in premier engineering colleges in India migrate to developed nations for better prospects in their professional pursuits.

Courses of Action:

  1. All the students joining these colleges should be asked to sign a bond at the time of admission to the effect that they will remain in India at least for ten years after they complete education.
  2. All those students who desire to settle in the developed nations should be asked to pay entire cost of their education which the government subsidises.

[A]. Only I follows
[B]. Only II follows
[C]. Either I or II follows
[D]. Neither I nor II follows
[E]. Both I and II follow

Answer: Option B


Clearly, no student can be bound to live and work in the country against his wish. So, I does not follow. However, it is quite right to recover the extra benefits awarded to students if they do not serve their own country. So, II follows.

Priyanjit said: (Feb 12, 2012)  
I disagree with the answer above.
A bond sign is necessary. This way students are bound to serve their country after graduation. It does not limit his prospects of going abroad. The terms and conditions of the bond can be made such that its possible to break a bond by paying a monetary amount equivalent to the total course fee that was subsidized by the govt. including interests.

Akash Shrivastava said: (Nov 17, 2012)  
Ya I agree, A should be the answer.

It is possible that after completing their education, they can go for foreign prospects even after paying the entire cost of education assuming that they will get greater package.

A won't be the ideal solution but it will be more effective out of these two.

Any other thoughts? Please share.

Mohnish Paliwal said: (Nov 26, 2013)  
Every people is free to take decision and another thing is that there was no deal like this at the time of subsidies was given to student so I completely disagree with this course of action.

Dinesh said: (Feb 3, 2014)  
I disagree with answer because may be its better to sign a bond at the time of admission.

Nilesh said: (Sep 16, 2014)  
I also disagree with answer as every person is free to choose his career in any country.

Vamsi said: (Nov 3, 2014)  
Neither professional prospects should be developed in the native country.

Urja said: (Feb 4, 2015)  
It needs to be D.

There is no mention in the question about who is authorized to take action against the argument.

Ak96 said: (Feb 19, 2015)  
I disagree with the answer.

The right answer should be C either 1 or 2 since the government has the right to recover the amount they subsidized for the students, and so it could be done by either of the two ways. Firstly; would be for the students to earn in the same country and pay up by way of tax etc for a certain period i.e option 1 OR the other option being paying of the subsidized amount before leaving the country for another better well developed nation i.e option 2.

Also the student will not be bound to stay in his own country as he/she will have the 'option' to sign the bond, if not he/she could continue without taking govt subsidies and pursue the same.

Black_Casino said: (Mar 9, 2015)  
The should be A only. Since the problem is that people migrate to developed countries. Not how to lessen the impact of it. Only A would solve the problem. B would only give financial satisfaction.

Harsh Sharma said: (Aug 30, 2015)  
I think that the answer should be "D". Because fist of all we cannot take extreme course of action for a problem while 1st option is an extreme option so it is wrong.

And in 2nd option the word "settle" is mention and while in statement "migrate" word is used.

There is a difference in these two words and second this is that it is not necessary that if some is migrating to another then he/she will settle there and 3rd thing is that to keep desire about anything is different but after completion the desire is different thing.

Akshay said: (Feb 9, 2016)  
Do not think over it emotionally?

Point is here to recover the expenses which government has done on those particular students. So the answer should be 'B' only.

Tulasi said: (May 11, 2016)  
The answer is just perfect. Because signing a bond just goes against an individual's will and freedom.

Kiran said: (Jul 13, 2016)  
Is the answer 2 is practical? I don't think so.

Ashish Kumar said: (Nov 13, 2016)  
The answer should be option D.

As it's not the solution. Instead of this a favorable situation should be created so that no one wants to leave his nation.

Hemant said: (Nov 21, 2016)  
Answer B is the feasible one. Singing bond doesn't guarantee you the similar kind of job in the country. And yes it could also affect against the college as people wouldn't take admission only. They will go abroad for that also course of action means it should be the action which should not create another problem. And should be practice at the same time. B is fine as if you have taken benefits from the government you are expected to benefit them as well at least for some time.

Himanshi said: (Dec 3, 2016)  
According to me, it's D.

1st and 2nd are not suitable.

Shrey said: (Mar 3, 2017)  
I think that the right answer should be D.

Jitendra said: (Jun 12, 2017)  
According to me, Neither I nor ii should be the answer.

Ruhi said: (Aug 31, 2017)  
I think the right answer is D.

Subsi said: (Oct 6, 2017)  
Students can easily lie and get the subsidies he wants to. I think D is the more suitable choice over here.

Naga Divya said: (Oct 22, 2017)  
The answer should be D. Because neither are practical.

Vaishnavi.V said: (Apr 20, 2018)  
I think the right answer should be D. By subsidizing educational fee how is the government ensuring that the students stay and are employed in the same country? for that, the college itself should provide with job/placement opportunities in companies located in the country. I think paying full education fees would not stop students migrating abroad if they have the money to invest anyways.

Raj Kavthale said: (Mar 1, 2019)  
The Answer should be D.

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