XAT Decision Making Questions – Set 4

Thursday, November 15th, 2018


XAT Decision Making Questions - Set 4

XAT Decision Making Practice Questions Set 4

Answer XAT Decision Making Question no. 1 – 3 on the basis of the information given in the following case.

Western Uttar Pradesh has seen immense rainfall in the last two weeks and there is a flood warning that has been released for the region. Considering that it has been raining non-stop for the last 18 hours, and the weather department expects more rainfall in the next 24 hours, the ravines in the region are funning full and are expected to overflow any moment. The Ganges, which flows through the region, is expected to overall, and despite sandbagging and all other efforts, flooding seems to be a foregone conclusion.

The residents of the region, who are primarily farmers, have been advised to evacuate these regions at the earliest, and this means that they would have to leave behind most of their livestock and investments in their farms. The farmers are trying to save what they can and are clinging on to their land till the absolute last moment, in hope that the rain would abate and they would be able to save some of their belongings.

XAT Decision Making Question 1. You are the District Commissioner of the worst-affected region and keeping the above situation in mind, you need to come-up with a plan to help the citizens of your area. The following are some of the options that you have:
(i) Make the evacuation of all mandatory.
(ii) Issue a strongly worded advisory, though not making the evacuation mandatory.
(iii) Call in the army in advance, sensing the need for possible last minute evacuations.
(iv) Try to create awareness amongst people, through mediums such as radio, about the need to evacuate.
(v) Make an informed guess about which areas will get flooded first and place all of one’s resources in these areas.
Out of the above, which are the set of decisions of decisions that are advisable in the given case?
A. (i), (iii) and (iv)
B. (ii) and (iii)
C. (ii), (iii) and (iv)
D. (iii) and (v)
E. (i), (iv) and (v)

XAT Decision Making Question 2. In order to make the right decision, which one of the following managerial attributes is required the most by the District Commissioner of the worst affected regions?
A. Emotional stability
B. Incisive critical thinking
C. Ethical conduct
D. Scrupulousness
E. Swift decision making

XAT Decision Making Question 3. Out of the options given below, which would be the best policy decision by the government of Uttar Pradesh to ensure that people evacuate from the region as soon as possible?
A. Establish alternate sources of income for people who would lose their livelihood in the floods.
B. Establish camps where people can migrate to.
C. Announce substantial compensation for those who would lose their livestock and other essential items of livelihood in the flood so as to incentivize evacuation from the region.
D. Create a committee to oversee the evacuation process.
E. Create a rehabilitation fund and ask for all other states to contribute to it.

XAT Decision Making Practice Questions – Answers Set 4

XAT Decision Making Answer 1. (ii), (iii) and (iv)

XAT Decision Making Answer 2. Swift decision making

XAT Decision Making Answer 3. Announce substantial compensation for those who would lose their livestock and other essential items of livelihood in the flood so as to incentivize evacuation from the region.

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