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I. Directions (1to10): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions based on the given information.

The selection committee of a company laid down the following criteria of selection for the post of Manager - Accounts:

1) The candidate must be a postgraduate in Commerce.

2) The candidate must have completed 21 years and should not be more than 35 years as on 31.7.1996.

3) If the candidate does not satisfy the criterion in (1) above but has completed his CA examination he
will referred to Director- Finance, who can allow the candidate to appear in the interview if otherwise
eligible.

4) If the candidate fulfils all the criteria mentioned in (1) and (2) above, he/she will be called for group
discussion.

5) The candidate must get 50% marks to qualify in the group discussion.

6) If the candidate qualifies in the group discussion he/she will be called for interview.

7) The candidate must get 30% marks in the interview (out of 50) to get finally selected.

Based on the above criteria, decide which of the following courses of action should be taken in case of candidates described in each of the following questions.

Mark answer (a) if the candidates can be selected; mark answer (b) if the candidate is to be referred to Director- Finance; mark answer (c) if the candidate can be called for group discussion; mark answer (d) if the candidate can be called for interview; mark answer (e) if the candidate cannot be selected.

1. Mr. Das is M.Com and his date of birth is 30.06.1960.

2. Mrs. Krishnamurthy is a qualified CA and was 25 years old on 31.07.1987.

3. Mr. Kant a post-graduate with Commerce obtained 70% marks in-group discussions and secured 20
marks in interview. He was 35 years as on 31.07.1996.

4. Mrs. Desai is a post-graduate in Economics and her date of birth is 3.4.1965.

5. Mr. Patel, a post-graduate was permitted by Director- Finance. He was born on 30.05.1963. He
obtained 12 marks in interview.

6. Mr. Mathur is a Ph.D. in Commerce and was 34 years old on 1.3.1996. He obtained 14 marks in
interview.

7. Mr. Roy is a Commerce graduate, has passed his CA examination and was born on 18.4.1974.

8. Mr. Subramaniam whose date of birth is 4.5.1965 is a post graduate with Commerce and has
obtained 60% marks in the interview.

9. Mr. D'Souza who was born on 4.5.1965 did M.Com one year back, he was the top candidate in the
group discussion.

10. Mr. Jagdish, a post-graduate with Commerce, born on 3.4.1962, obtained 60% marks in group
discussion.

II. Directions (11to18): Study the information given below and answer the questions that follow:

Following are the criteria for promotion from Grade D to E in one institute. The employee must-

1) be a graduate with minimum 50% of marks.

2) Not be more than 45 years of age as on 10.11.1997

3) Obtain the minimum prescribed marks in Promotion Test (PT). Minimum marks are Part A-35, Part
B-25 and in Aggregate 70.

4) Have at least 10 years of service in the institute out of which at least four years should be Grade D.

5) Not have any adverse remark in Confidential Report (C.R). However, if a candidate-

6) Fulfills all other criteria except that at (2) and is less than 50 years, the case may be referred to the
Governing Board.

7) Fulfils all other criteria but does not have four years of service in Grade D, the case is to be referred
to the Director provided the employee has obtained 120 or more marks in Aggregate in the Promotion
Test.

Base don the above criteria and the information given in each of the following questions, you have to decide on the promotability of each case.

11. Kamal Ahuja joined the institute 9 years back in Grade C. After 2 years, he was promoted in Grade
D with two increments. He got 76% in his graduation and was 30 years old as on 10.8.97. He has no
adverse remark in his C.R.

a. To be promoted

b. Not to be promoted

c. Refer to Director

d. Refer to Governing Board

e. Data inadequate

12. Archana Sabharwal whose date of birth is 25.8.52 is a graduate with 51% marks. There is no
adverse remark in her C.R. She has obtained 40 and 30 marks in Part A and B respectively of P.T.
She has served the institute for 15 years and was promoted to Grade D six years back.

a. Refer to Governing Board

b. Data inadequate

c. Refer to Director

d. To be promoted

e. Not to be promoted

13. 30 years old Rachna Bansal has completed 11 years in the Institute and was promoted to Grade D,
two years back. She is a graduate with 65% marks and has obtained 130 marks in aggregate in P.T.
with 80 marks in Part A and 50 marks in Part B. She does not have any adverse remark in her C.R.

a. Not to be promoted

b. Refer to Director

c. Data inadequate

d. To be promoted

e. Refer to Governing Board

14. Arvind Kumar who is in Grade D for the last 5 years is a graduate with 55% marks. He joined the
institute in Grade C and was promoted after 5 years. He was 40 years old as on 28.4.1996 and does
not have any adverse remark in his C.R. He has obtained 40 and 50 marks in Part A and B
respectively of P.T.

a. Data inadequate

b. To be promoted

c. Refer to Governing Board

d. Refer to Director

e. Not to be promoted

15. Nitin Sharma obtained 40 and 30 marks in Part A and Part B of P.T. respectively. He does not have
any adverse remark in his C.R. He has completed 15 years of service out of which 6 years are in
Grade D.

a. To be promoted

b. Not to be promoted

c. Refer to Director

d. Refer to Governing Board

e. Data inadequate

16. 42-year-old Manish Shrivastava, who has put in 20 years of service in the institute, was promoted to
Grade D three years back. He is a Science graduate with 60% marks and has obtained 80 marks in
Part A and 45 marks in Part B of P.T. and there is no adverse remark in his C.R.

a. Not to be promoted

b. Refer to Governing Board

c. Data inadequate

d. Refer to Director

e. To be promoted

17. Mohit Khurana has obtained highest marks among all the employees in the P.T. aggregate as well
as I each part. He is a graduate with 80% marks. He was 47 years old as on 6.9.97 and there is no
adverse remark in his C.R. He has completed 10 years of service in Grade D.

a. Refer to Governing Board

b. Refer to Director

c. Not to be promoted

d. To be promoted

e. Data inadequate

18. 32-year-old Geeta Madhavan is a Home Science Graduate with 52% marks. She has completed 10
years of service in the institute in Grade D only. She has obtained 56% marks in Past A and 75
marks in aggregate in P.T.

a. To be promoted

b. Not to be promoted

c. Refer to Director

d. Refer to Governing Board

e. Data inadequate

III. Directions (19to28): Read the information given below and answer the questions that follow:

A company has following Gratuity (G) and Provident Fund (PF) rules:

1. An employee must have completed one year's service to be eligible for either G or PF

2. An employee resigning or retiring or retrenched after 10 years service gets both G and PF.

3. An employee retrenched or retiring after 5 years but before 10 years service gets both G and PF, but
that resigning during this period gets their G and PF.

4. An employee retrenched or retiring before 5 years service gets PF but not G; but that resigning during
this period gets neither G nor PF.

However,

5. In case an employee dies after 2 years service, his family gets both G and PF.

6. In case an employee was on leave without pay, such period is deducted from his total years of
service and then the above rules are applied.

8. In case a lady employee, if she has completed 2 years service, two years are added to her actual
service before applying the above rules, as a special consideration.

Apply the above rules to the cases described in each of the following questions and decide whether the employee is eligible for G and/or PF.

Mark answer (a) if only G can be given; (b) if only PF can be given; (c) if either G or PF can be given; (d) if both G and PF can be given and € if neither G nor PF can be given.

19. Mr. Augustin serving in the company for five years out of which for one year he was on leave without
pay was retrenched from the service.

20. Miss. Monika served for 1½ years and was retrenched.

21. Mr. Janeja was retrenched from service after 7 years.

22. Mrs. Sharma served the company for 4 years and resigned.

23. Mr. Basu served in the company for 7years and resigned after a prolonged illness of three years for
which he was on leave without pay.

24. Mr. Sethi who was serving in the company for three years expired.

25. Mr. Gaur served in the company for 5 years and resigned from the company.

26. Mrs. Vasudevan who served in the company for three years out of which she was on leave without
pay 1½ years, was retrenched from the service.

27. Mr. Dixit resigned from the company after 4 years of service.

28. Mrs. Rashmi served in the company for four years and was retrenched.

Answer & Explanations

1. e. The candidate does not satisfy condition (2)

2. b. The candidate satisfies condition (2) and condition (3) instead of condition (1).

3. a. The candidate satisfies all conditions of selection.

4. e. Condition (1) is not satisfied.

5. e. Getting 24% marks in interview, the candidate does not satisfy condition (7).

6. e. Getting 28% marks in interview, the candidate does not satisfy condition (7).

7. b. The candidate satisfies condition (2) and condition (3) instead of condition (1).

8. a. The candidate has passed the interview. This means that he satisfies all conditions for selection.

9. d. The candidate satisfies condition (1) and condition (2) and has qualified in the group discussion.
So, by condition (6), he can be called for interview.

10. d. The candidate satisfies condition (1) and condition (2) and has qualified in the group discussion.

11. b. Condition (4) is not fulfilled, as the candidate has not had 10 years of service.

12. a. being more than 45 years old, condition (6) is satisfied.

13. b. having worked in Grade D for only 2 years but having obtained 130 marks in aggregate, condition
(7) is satisfied.

14. b. All conditions are satisfied.

15. e. Condition (1) and Condition (2) are missing.

16. d. Condition (7) is satisfied as the candidate worked in Grade D for 3 years but obtained 125 marks
in aggregate.

17. a. being more than 45 years old, condition (6) is satisfied.

18. e. Condition (5) is missing.

19. b. The employee was retrenched after 4 years of service. So, condition (6) and (4) are to be applied
to him.

20. b. Condition (4) is to be applied

21. d. Condition (3) is to be applied

22. c. Condition (7) and (3) are to be applied

23. e. Condition (6) and (4) are to be applied

24. d. Condition (5) is to be applied

25. c. Condition (3) is to be applied

26. b. Condition (6) and (4) are to be applied

27. e. Condition (4) is to be applied

28. b. Condition (4) is to be applied

1) In this case, condition (d) is violated, i.e. Jahangiris not a resident of A.P. Hence, his case is verified for thealternate condition (e). Since, a close relative of Jahangir has beenstaying in A.P. for the last 10 years (i.e. more than the required 5years), Jahangir is selected.

Options:

1), if admission can be granted. (Answer)
2), if admissioncannot be granted.
3), if the Principal is to be approached.
4),if the Secretary of the school is to be approached.
5), if data isinadequate.

2) In this case, condition (c) is violated, i.e. Rita is a female.Then the alternate condition (f) is applied. As Rita has a goodsports record (represented state in basketball), she should approachthe Principal.

Options:

1), if admission can be granted.
2), if admission cannot begranted.
3), if the Principal is to be approached.(Answer)
4),if the Secretary of the school is to be approached.
5), if data isinadequate.

3) In this case, condition (a) is violated. As there is noalternate condition given for violating condition (a) alone,admission cannot be granted to Prakash.

Options:

1), if admission can be granted.
2), if admission cannot begranted.(Answer)
3), if the Principal is to be approached.
4),if the Secretary of the school is to be approached.
5), if data isinadequate.


4) In this case, both the conditions (a) and (b) are violated.Then, Ranga’s case is verified for the alternate condition (g). AsRanga is ready to pay a donation of Rs.1,00,000, he should be advisedto approach the Secretary of the school.
Options:

1), if admission can be granted.
2), if admission cannot begranted.
3), if the Principal is to be approached.
4), if theSecretary of the school is to be approached.(Answer)
5), if datais inadequate.


5) In this case, both the conditions (a) & (b) areviolated. Hence, the alternate condition (g) is applied. As Ram isready to pay a donation of more than Rs.one lakh. he should be toadvised to approach the Secretary of the school.

Options:

1), if admission can be granted.
2), if admission cannot begranted.
3), if the Principal is to be approached.
4), if theSecretary of the school is to be approached.(Answer)
5), if datais inadequate.

6) In this case both the conditions (a) and (b) are violated inlieu of which the alternate condition (g) is satisfied (i.e. Rahimcan pay a donation of Rs.1,00,000). But, no information is availableto check conditions (c) and (d), hence we cannot take a decision asthe data is inadequate.
Options:

1), if admission can be granted.
2), if admission cannot begranted.
3), if the Principal is to be approached.
4), if theSecretary of the school is to be approached.
5), if data isinadequate.(Answer)



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