Logical Reasoning - Course of Action - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Course of Action - Section 2 (Q.No. 5)
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.

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: India today is midstream in its demographic transaction. In the last 60 years there has been an almost continuous decline in mortality; while fertility has declined over the last 20 years. The consequence is that there has been a rapid growth in population over the last 50 years.

Courses of Action:

  1. India should immediately revitalise its family planning programme.
  2. The Government should immediately launch a massive education programme through mass media highlighting the implication of population growth at the present rate.

Only I follows
Only II follows
Either I or II follows
Neither I nor II follows
Both I and II follow
Answer: Option
Clearly, to face the problem of the ever-growing population, an effective family planning programme, for the people to have small families, is a must. Education shall further stress the advantages of having lesser number of children and the disasters of the fast growth in population. Thus, both the courses follow.
4 comments Page 1 of 1.

Karen said:   8 years ago
If fertility is declining in the last 20 years, how is population increasing other than mortality decline? Should the statement read fertility is increasing ?

Ben said:   8 years ago
This answer assumes that growing population is a problem. These actions should only be taken if it's determined that it's a problem.

Ram said:   7 years ago
If awareness program is going on then obviously family planning topic will come. So it II follows.

Tim said:   6 years ago
Yeah, I agree @Karen.

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