100+ Statement and Course of Action Questions for SBI PO - 1

Question: 1

In this type of questions, a statement is given followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. The candidate is required to grasp the statement, analyse the problem or policy it mentions and then decide which of the courses of action logically follows.
Statement :
The vegetable traders feel that the prices of onion will again go up shortly in the State ‘P’.
Arguments :
I. The ‘P’ State Government should purchase and store sufficient quantity of onion in advance to control prices.
II. The ‘P’ State Government should make available network of fair price shops for the sale of onions during the period of shortage.

(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

Ans: E

Clearly, both the courses of action seem appropriate to prevent black marketing in case of shortage. Hence, both I and II follow.

Question: 2

Statement :
Majority of the students have failed in one paper in the first semester examination.
Arguments :
I. All those students who failed should be asked to drop out of the course.
II. The faculty teaching the paper should be asked to resign.

(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

Ans: D

The failure of a majority of students hints at there being lackenings on the part of teaching faculty, which need to be pointed out and removed by constant efforts. So, none of the given courses of action follows.

Question: 3

Statement :
The Minister said that the teachers are still not familiarised with the need, importance and meaning of population education in the higher education system. They are not even clearly aware about their role and responsibilities in the population education programme.
Arguments :
I. Population education programme should be included in the college curriculum.
II. Orientation programme should be conducted for teachers on population education.

(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

Ans: B

Clearly, the statement stresses on teachers lack of awareness and knowledge in population education and as such the best remedy would be to guide them in this field through orientation programmes. So, only course II follows.

Question: 4

Statement :
The Finance Minister submits his resignation a month before the new budget is to be presented in the Parliament.
Arguments :
I. The resignation should be accepted and another person should be appointed as the Finance Minister.
II. The resignation should not be accepted.

(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

Ans: B

Clearly, an already working Finance Minister shall know better all the plans and resources of the Government and he alone can present a suitable budget. So, course I follows.

Question: 5

Statement :
Doordarshan is concerned about the quality of its programmes particularly in view of stiff competition it is facing from STAR and other satellite TV channels and is contemplating various measures to attract talent for its programme.
Arguments :
I. In an effort to attract talent, the Doordarshan has decided to revise its fee structure for the artists.
II. The fee structure should not be revised until other electronic media also revise it.

(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

Ans: A

Clearly, the decision to revise its fee structure for artists is taken by Doordarshan as a remedy to the challenging problem that had arisen before it. It cannot wait till other media take action. So, only course I follows.

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