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: The Government has decided not to provide financial support to voluntary organisations from next Five Year Plan and has communicated that all such organisations should raise funds to meet their financial needs.

Courses of Action:

  1. Voluntary organisations should collaborate with foreign agencies.
  2. They should explore other sources of financial support.

[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


The problem arising is shortage of funds. So, alternative sources of financial support need to be worked out first. Thus, only course II follows.

Kshetramohan said: (Apr 30, 2011)  
Why not 1, 1 is also signifying the same action?

Sumit Thakur said: (Sep 26, 2011)  
Option 1 also supports the same idea.

Correct answer is E friends.

Shreya said: (Nov 17, 2011)  
I is also implying the same action. So why not both?

Sanjay Narvariya said: (Aug 3, 2014)  
Collaboration with the foreign agencies is also a source of financial support.

Srujana said: (Aug 24, 2014)  
Collaborating with foreign companies raises fund. So 1 is also true.

Abhishek Goyal said: (Oct 29, 2014)  
I think if government will not support voluntary agencies than they can use both option given in question, because they have there choice & foreign agencies can give more financial support.

Swapnil Shinde said: (Oct 26, 2015)  
Both options are available.

Madhu said: (Dec 15, 2015)  
Corroboration with a foreign agency IS another source for financial support!

Krokig said: (Feb 1, 2016)  
I got stuck by "they", seemed vague.

Pranshu Mishra said: (Apr 5, 2016)  
Both the option is correct.

Deepak said: (Apr 19, 2016)  
Option 1 also supports.

Gaurav said: (Jul 22, 2016)  
Funds from foreign agencies should also be allowed. It would help the organization to grow faster and would also bring foreign money into our nation.

James said: (Feb 10, 2017)  
E. Both I and II follow should be the answer.

Collaborating with foreign agencies is also a way of finding other sources of financial support.

Pooja said: (Mar 5, 2017)  
Both are correct if we can arrange help from foreign client as well.

Akn said: (Jul 19, 2017)  
I think either 1 or 2 will raise funds to meet their financial needs of voluntary organisations. So option C.

Riddhi said: (Dec 18, 2017)  
I agree that collaborating with foreign agencies is a way to get financial support, so the answer should be E.

Sanskruti said: (May 25, 2019)  
Collaboration begets financial support.

Hence, the answer should be (E).

Mitch said: (Jul 15, 2019)  

Option 1 restricts courses of action to foreign agencies exclusively (marked by the word "should") , hence it is not the immediate viable course of action. Before a collaboration can be made, sources of financial support need to be explored to begin with. Without exploring sources of support one cannot simply collaborate with foreign agencies.

How would you do that if you don't even know the name of a foreign agency? You need to explore first, see if the agencies you find have similar goals, shortlist and further filter out for-profit vs motive oriented and so and so forth. When there are so many steps involved before you can finally single out and collaborate with a foreign agency, option 1 gets negated. Hence the only immediate course of action to be followed is to explore other options, to begin with.

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