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Bank PO :: Test No 64
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1 .

Direction (1 - 5) : In each question below is given a statement followed by three courses of action numbered (A), (B) and (C). A course of action is a step or administrative decision to be taken for improvement, follow-up or further action in regard to the problem, policy, etc. On the basis of the information given in the statement, you have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow(s) for pursuing.

Statement: A heavy unseasonal downpour during the last two days has paralysed the normal life in the state in which five persons were killed but this has provided a huge relief to the problem of acute water crisis in the state.
Courses of action :
(A) The state government should set up a committee to review the alarming situation.
(B) T h e state ' government should immediately remove all the restrictions on use of potable water in all the major cities in the state.
(C) T h e state government should send relief supplies to all the affected areas in the state.

A.    None B.    Only (A)
C.    Only (B) and (C) D.    Only (C)
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Statement : A large private bank has decided to retrench one-third of its employees in view of the huge losses incurred by it during the past three quarters.
Courses of action :
(A) The Government should issue a notification to general public to immediately stop all transactions with the bank.
(B) T h e Government should direct the bank to refrain from retrenching its employees.
(C) The Government should ask the central bank of the country to initiate an enquiry into the bank's activities and submit its report.

A.    None B.    Only (A)
C.    Only (B) D.    Only (C)
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Statement: Many political activists have decided to stage demonstrations and block traffic movement in the city during peak hours to protest against the steep rise in prices of essential commodities.
Courses of action:
(A) The Government should immediately ban all forms of agitations in the country.
(B) The police authority of the city should deploy additional forces all over the city to help traffic movement in the city.
(C) The state administration should carry out preventive arrests of the known criminals staying in the city.

A.    Only (A) B.    Only (B)
C.    Only (C) D.    Only (A) and (B)
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Statement: The school dropout rate in many districts in the state has increased sharply during the last few years as the parents of these children make them work in the fields owned by others to earn enough for them to get at least one meal a day.
Courses of action:
(A) The Government should put up a mechanism to providefood grains to the poor people in these districts through public distribution system to encourage the parents to send their wards to school.
(B) The Government should close down some of these schools in the district and deploy the teachers of these schools to nearby schools and also ask remaining students to join these schools.
(C) Government should issue arrest warrants for all the parents who force their children to work in fields instead of attending classes.

A.    Only (A) B.    Only (B)
C.    Only (C) D.    Only (A) and (B)
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Statement : One aspirant was killed due to stampede while participating in a recruitment drive of police constables.
Courses of action :
(A) The officials in charge of the recruitment process should immediately be suspended.
(B) A team of officials should be asked to find out the circumstances which led to the death of the aspirant and submit its report within a week.
(C) The Government should ask the home department to stagger the number of aspirants over more number of days to avoid such incidents in future.

A.    Only (A) B.    Only (B)
C.    Only (C) D.    Only (B) and (C)
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6 .

Effect: Majority of the employees of the ailing organization opted for voluntary retirement scheme and left the organization with all their retirement benefits within a fortnight of launching the scheme.

Which of the following can be a probable cause of the above effect ?

A.    The company has been making huge losses for the past five years and is unable to pay salary to its employees in time. B.    The management of the company made huge personal gains through unlawful activities.
C.    One of the competitors of the company went bankrupt last year. D.    The company owns large tracts of land in the state which will fetch huge sum to its owners.
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7 .

Statement : Most of the companies in IT and ITES sectors in India have started hiring from engineering college campuses this year and are likely to recruit much more than yearly recruitment of the earlier years.

Which of the following substantiates the facts stated in the above statement ?

A.    IT and ITES are the only sectors in India which are hiring from engineering college campuses. B.    Government has stepped up recruitment activities after a gap of five years.
C.    The IT and ITES companies have now decided to visit the engineering college campuses for tier II cities in India as well. D.    Availability of qualified engineers will substantially increase in the near future.
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8 .

Cause : The Government has recently increased its taxes on petrol and diesel by about 10 percent.

Which of the following can be a possible effect of the above cause ?

A.    The petroleum companies will reduce the prices of petrol and diesel by about 10 percent. B.    The petroleum companies will increase the prices of petrol and diesel by about 10 percent.
C.    The petroleum companies will increase the prices of petrol and diesel by about 5 percent. D.    The petrol pumps will stop selling petrol and diesel till the taxes are rolled back by the government.
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9 .

Statement : The Government has decided to instruct the banks to open new branches in such a way that there is one branch of any of the banks in every Village of population 1000 and above or a cluster of villages with population less than 1000 to provide banking services to all the citizens.

Which of the following will weaken the step taken by the Government ?

A.    The private sector banks in India have stepped up their branch expansion activities in rural India. B.    Many Government Owned banks have surplus manpower in its urban branches.
C.    All the banks including those in private sector will follow the government directive. D.    Large number of branches of many government owned banks in the rural areas are making huge losses every year due to lack of adequate business activities.
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10 .

Direction : Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below :
The centre reportedly wants to continue providing subsidy to consumers for cooking gas and kerosene for five more years. This is not good news from the point of view of reining in the fiscal deficit. Mounting subventions for subsidies means diversion of savings by the government from investment to consumption, raising the cost of capital in the process. The government must cut expenditure on subsidies to create more fiscal space for investments in both physical and social infrastructure. It should outline a plan for comprehensive reform in major subsidies including petroleum, food and fertilizers and set goal posts.

Which of the following is a conclusion which can be drawn from the facts stated in the above paragraph ?

A.    Subsidy provided by the government under various heads to the citizen increases the cost of capital B.    Government is unable to withdraw subsidies provided to various items.
C.    Government subsidy on kerosene is purely a political decision. D.    Govt, does not have enough resources to continue providing subsidy, on petroleum products.
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