COGNIZANT Selection decision tables Questions with Answers

Decision Making QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS1 to 5

Directions for Q: Read the following information carefully to answer these questions. The conditions for selecting candidates for interview for recruitment of Medical Representative for a company:
The candidate must :
A. Be a graduate in science with Chemistry and Botany and/or Zoology.
B. Have 60% and above at SSC and 50% and above at graduation
C. Not be more than 25 years of age as on 1st Jan, 1997
D. Have at least represented school/college in any inter school/college competitions
E. Have passed the selection test with 55% and above marks
F. Enclose recommendation of two persons who are not his/her relatives.
However, in the case of a candidate who fulfills all other criteria except:
I. A above, but has passed MSc in Chemistry with 60% or above marks, should be considered for waiting list for interview
II. B above, should be referred to Manager Administration
III. F above, should be called to meet Manager HRD.
Based on these criteria and information provided below, decide the course of action in each case. You are not to assume anything. If the data provided is not adequate to decide the course of action, your answer will be data inadequate. These cases are given to you as on 1st Dec, 1996.
  1. Gaurav Sheth has represented his school and college in Cricket and Chess. He has passed his BSc with Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics at the age of 20 years in 1994. He came 2nd in the merit list in the selection test with 78% marks and has enclosed two recommendations. He has scored 62% and 65% in SSC and BSc, respectively.

A. Not to be called the interview
B. Data inadequate
C. To be called for interview
D. Refer to Manager – Administration
E. To be waitlisted
ANSWER : Not to be called the interview
Explanation : . Gaurav Sheth does not qualify for interview as he did not pass B.Sc with Chemistry, Botany or Zoology.

  1. Kartiki Natarajan, a Kathak dancer, who has won inter-University prizes, is a brilliant student holding 1st rank in MSc (Chemistry) in 1996 as well as selection test. She has had more than 75% marks in the examination right from SSC to BSc (Chemistry-Botany). All her teachers speak hightly about her.

A. Not to be called for interview
B. Data inadequate
C. Refer to Manager – HRD
D. To be waitlisted
E. To be called for interview
ANSWER : Data inadequate
Explanation : . Age of the candidate is not given.

  1. Dipti Navalakhha, who has been recommended by two actresses working in TV serials, is 23 years with Master’s degree in Chemistry. She has won prizes in acting in inter-university drama competitions. She has obtained more than 70% marks in SSC, BSc (Chemistry, Botany) and the selection test.

A. To be waitlisted
B. Not to be called for interview
C. Refer to Manager – Administration
D. Refer to Manager – HRD
D. To be called for interview
ANSWER : To be called for interview
Explanation : . The candidate, Dipti Navalakhha, fulfils all the conditions as laid down in the question, and hence should be called for interview.

  1. Rajesh Sinha won inter-college tournament for table-tennis in 1995 while doing his final year of BSc with Chemistry and Zoology. He has passed with more than 60% marks in all the examination right from SSC to selection test held by the company. He has enclosed two good references, one from college principal and another from an industrialist. His father works in a bank.

A. Data inadequate
B. To be called for interview
C. Not to be called for interview
D. Refer to Manager – HRD
E. To be waitlisted
ANSWER : Data inadequate
Explanation : . Data is inadequate, as Condition C is not given.

  1. Ms Pau; Vandana, born on 19th Nov, 1974 is a post graduate in Chemistry. At graduation she had Chemistry, Zoology and Botany. She had represented her school and college in sports and drama. Her father is a successful doctor. She has passed the selection test with 62% marks and has enclosed recommendation of President and Vice-President of the Chemist’s Association.

A. To be called for interview
B. Data inadequate
C. Not to be called for interview
D. To be waitlisted
Meet Manager – HRD
ANSWER : Data inadequate
Explanation : . Data is inadequate, as qualification with regard to Condition B, percentages at SSC and graduation level are not given

Decision Making QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 6 to 10

Directions for Q: Read the following information carefully to answer these questions. The conditions for selecting candidates for interview for recruitment of Medical Representative for a company:
The candidate must :
A. Be a graduate in science with Chemistry and Botany and/or Zoology.
B. Have 60% and above at SSC and 50% and above at graduation
C. Not be more than 25 years of age as on 1st Jan, 1997
D. Have at least represented school/college in any inter school/college competitions
E. Have passed the selection test with 55% and above marks
F. Enclose recommendation of two persons who are not his/her relatives.
However, in the case of a candidate who fulfills all other criteria except:
I. A above, but has passed MSc in Chemistry with 60% or above marks, should be considered for waiting list for interview
II. B above, should be referred to Manager Administration
III. F above, should be called to meet Manager HRD.
Based on these criteria and information provided below, decide the course of action in each case. You are not to assume anything. If the data provided is not adequate to decide the course of action, your answer will be data inadequate. These cases are given to you as on 1st Dec, 1996.
  1. Dinesh Thakur, aged 22 years, has enclosed two good recommendations. He has done Bed after completing BSc with 65% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Botany. He has been representing his school and college in wrestling in different state level competitions. He has obtained 58% marks in the selection test.

A. Data inadequate
B. Not to be called for interview
C. To be waitlisted
D. Refer to Manager – HRD
E. Refer to Manager – Administration
ANSWER : Data inadequate
Explanation : . Data is not adequate with regard to Condition B,

  1. Chetan Bhure has done MSc in Chemistry after his BSc (Chemistry and Zoology). He has obtained more than 60% marks in SSC, BSc and the selection test. He has enclosed good recommendations of his coaches for Basketball and Hockey, where he has won a few prizes for his performance in inter-college matches.

A. Not to be called for interview
B. Refer to Manager – HRD
C. Refer to Manager – Administration
D. To be waitlisted
E. To be called for interview
ANSWER : Refer to Manager – Administration
Explanation : . The candidate fulfills all the criteria except C, so he should be referred to the Manager-Administration.

Directions for Q: Read the following information carefully and then answer the questions given below it.
Following are the conditions for allotment of flats built by Town Council in the newly developed area of city Guragaon. The applicant must :
A. produce domicile certificate of the State
B. be employed or self employed in Gurgaon for minimum of 5 years
C. be ready to pay the entire amount in 5 years period
D. not be owner or co-owner (if spouce is owner) of a residential accommodation in the city limit of Gurgaon
E. not be less than 35 years of age as on 31st Dec 1996.
In case of applicant who satisfies all other criteria except:
I. at A above, be referred to President of Town Council
II. at B above, but is ready to produce ration card of last five years should be referred to Vice-Chairman of House Allotment Committee.
III. At C above, but is a freedom fighter or an ex-serviceman or first relation i.e., son/daughter/husband/wife of freedom fighter/ex-serviceman should be referred to Vice-Chairman of House Allotment Committee who can give concession per payment upto 15 years in such cases. The last date for receipt of application was 31st Dec, 1996. Conditions set out in terms of age or duration of stay are to be fulfilled as on 31st Dec, 1996. Based on these criteria and information provided below, decide the course of action in each case. You are not to assume anything extra. If the data provided is not adequate to decide the given course of action, your answer will be `data inadequate’. The cases are given to you as on 1st Jan, 1997.
1. RC Bhargav is a son of an industrialist and from other state who has set his factory in 1990 and has a domicile certificate of the state. He is ready to pay the entire amount in 4 years if required. He does not own a house in Gurgaon city limits but his wife owns a flat in Gurgaon. His date of birth is 11th Nov 1960.

A. Do not allot flat
B. Refer to the Chairman
C. Refer to the President
D. Allot flat
E. Data inadequate
ANSWER : Do not allot flat
Explanation : . Mr. Bhargav is the co-owner of the flat in Gurgaon, and hence can’t be allotted any flat.

  1. Mrs. Gouri Dutta, aged 45 years, is wife of an ex-serviceman. She has been staying in rented house in Gurgaon for last 10 years. She is having certificate of domicile of the State. She is not employed anywhere. She is ready to pay the entire amount in 10 years.

A. Refer to Chairman
B. Allot flat
C. Do not allot flat
D. Refer to the Vice-Chairman
E. Data inadequate
ANSWER : Do not allot flat
Explanation : . Mrs. Gouri Dutta does not fulfil Condition C and, hence does not qualify for allotment of flat.

  1. Ms. Rima Mohanty is daughter of a renowned freedom fighter from an another state. She is domiciled in the state and employed in the Town Council of Gurgaon for last 6 years. She can pay the entire amount in 5 years. She has completed 34 years on 10th Dec, 1994. She does not own a house in Gurgaon.

A. Refer to the Chairma
B. Allot flat
C. Do not allot flat
D. Refer to the President
E. Data inadequate
ANSWER : Allot flat
Explanation : . Ms. Rima Mohanty fulfils all the conditions laid down. Hence, she qualifies for the allotment of flat.

  1. Maganlal is a 38 years’ old senior clerk in a local builder’s office in Gurgaon. He has put in service of 13 years but still does not own a house. He has produced domicile certificate and is ready to pay the entire amount in 8 years. He is nephew of freedom fighter Jaganlal who stays in a nearby village.

A. Do not allot flat
B. Data inadequate
C. Refer to the Vice-Chairman
D. Refer to the Chairman
E. Allot flat
ANSWER : Do not allot flat
Explanation : . Maganial does not satisfy Condition C of depositing the entire amount in 5 years’ period. He is a nephew of freedom fighter but is not in the first relation. Therefore, flat will not be allotted to him.

  1. Mrs. Divya Lahiri, a domicile of the state and a married woman of 36 years, has been running a beauty parlour in the city since 4th March 1992. Her husband is employed in a nearby city but both of them do not own a house in Gurgaon. She can pay the entire amount in 5 years.

A. Allot flat
B. Data inadequate
C. Do not allot flat
D. Refer to the Chairman
E. Refer to the Vice-Chairman
ANSWER : Data inadequate
Explanation : . Mrs. Divya Lahiri does not fulfill the Condition B. It is also not given in the question whether Mrs. Divya Lahiri is ready to show the ration card for last 5 years. Hence, data is not adequate.