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CSAT - DECISION MAKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING : PART I

DECISION MAKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING EXTRA PRACTICE I
 1. If you have faced unfair treatment it is only apt that you take action against it. Option 2 will only result in your loss. Withdrawal Of your name is an escape and does not give you a just reward for your presentation. Protesting and leaving the place would also not be fair to you. Options 3 and 4 are incorrect. It is the duty of the committee to make sure that the awards are conducted fairly. Hence, complaining to the chairperson is apt.
 Hence, the correct answer is option 1.
 2.  It is important to continue to work while maintaining transparency. 3 lacks transparency. 2 and 4 stop work Hence, the correct answer is option 1.
 3. Providing free supply of water will cause losses for the project. Thus, option 1 and 2 are not feasible. Making only non-BPL people pay for the water will be unfair to them.
 Option 4 gives a good solution. Both non-BPL as well as BPI. people pay charge for water depending on their income levels and consumption.
 Hence, the correct answer is option 4.
 4. In a crisis, the priority is the welfare of the people. Hence, the correct answer is option 2.
 5. Statement i, if acted upon, will show Mr. Venkatraman in very poor light and could affect his career progression in the services.
Statement ii, is not feasible. There is no way Mr. Venkatraman will be in a position to accompany his Wife every time she wants to go out (since he has his work to attend to as well)- nor is a single unarmed man in a position to offer protection.
Hence, the correct answer is option 4.
6. Statement i is a correct course of action. Since the matter is largely legal in nature, it would be wise to let the legal experts (law department) decide. Statement ii cannot be considered due to its selfish motives- the personal ambition of the Prime Minister to be reelected. Moreover, the fact that the information is considered classified means that it is not meant to be brought out in the open for security or other reasons. Further, it Will not solve the issue being discussed in the passage.
Hence, the correct answer is option 1.
7. It is easy to mistake statement i being a valid decision, but actually it is not. The fact that both communities wanted to book the town hall Implies that the town hall had been used previously for religious festivals. Secondly, both the communities may not have a suitable place to celebrate if the town hall is not allocated to either of them.
Statement ii would be a decision that would not be possible to implement as it contravenes the country's fundamental rights. Hence, the correct answer is option 4.
8.Statement i will help to bring down automobile pollution only. It Will not ease the traffic jams since the number of cars on the road will not decrease. The question stem asks us for a statement that will help mitigate both problems. By increasing car parking Charges car owners are likely to travel On public transportation more often. This will reduce the number of cars on the road. This should reduce pollution as well as traffic jams.
 Hence, the correct answer is option 2

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