How to solve questions related to Course of Action: Tricks and Practice Questions

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This article titled ‘How to solve questions related to Course of Action: Tricks and Practice Questions’ is written by Aditya Kumar and discusses the tips and tricks to solve questions related to course of action.

I. What do you mean by Course of action?

A course of action is a step that is taken up for improvement or for follow up on further action in regard to the problem, on the basis of the information given in the statement. In such questions, a situation is presented and some courses of action are suggested in the context of that situation.

Example 

Statement: A large number of people die every year due to drinking polluted water during the summer.

Courses of Action:

1. The government should make adequate arrangements to provide safe drinking water to all its citizens.

2. People should be educated about the dangers of drinking polluted water.

  1. Only I follows
  2. Only II follows
  3. Either I or II follows
  4. Neither I nor II follows
  5. Both I and II follow

Answer: Option E

Explanation:

The situation demands creating awareness among people about the dangers of drinking polluted water so that they themselves refrain from the same, and at the same time taking steps to provide safe drinking water. So, both the courses follow.

II. How to approach course of action based questions?

  1. To solve questions on “course of action” first of all, decide whether it is a ‘problem solution’ or ‘fact-follow-up action” type.
  2. If it is ‘problem-solution’, then accept the suggested course of action if you are convinced that the action would indeed solve or reduce the problem and the solution is a practical solution
  3. If it is a fact up, follow action then accepted the suggested course of action if you are convinced that the action would result in an improvement of the situation and the course of action is a practical suggestion
  4. In case you are having difficulty in deciding whether a suggested course of action is practical or not, ask yourself these questions.
  5. If you are convinced that the action would result in an improvement of the situation and the course of action is a practical suggestion.

III. Some tips to solve course of action question 

  1. In some cases, depending upon the situation, more than one course of action could be suggested, more than one course of action could be suggested. but they are almost never exclusive of each other. Thus, if both courses of action look correct to you, you should choose the choice “both follow” and not either of them allows the choice either of them follows is very rarely correct in practical life you can take this as a thumb-rule
  2. Usually, we are not sure about only one and two of the suggested courses of action about the rest, we are sure whether they are to be accepted or rejected.
  3. Many of the questions follow a usual, standard pattern. In such cases, its help to keep some similar examples at the back of your mind. It would be immensely beneficial for you if you remembered the solved examples of this chapter in a rough manner.

IV. Practice questions

I. Statement: A large number of people in ward X of the city are diagnosed to be suffering from dengue.

Courses of Action:

1. The city municipal authority should take immediate steps to carry out extensive fumigation in ward X.

2. The people in the area should be advised to take steps to avoid mosquito bites.

      1. Only I follow
      2. Only II follows
      3. Either I or II follows
      4. Neither I nor II follows
      5. Both I and II follow

II. Statement: Exporters in the capital are alleging that private banks are violating Reserve Bank of India guidelines to operate a post-shipment export credit denominated in foreign currency at international rates from march this year.

Courses of Action:

1. The officers concerned in the commercial banks are to be suspended.

2. The RBI should be asked to stop giving such guidelines to commercial banks.

      1. Only I follows
      2. Only II follows
      3. Either I or II follow
      4. Neither I nor II follows
      5. Both I and II follow

III. Statement: Severe Famine is reported to have been set in several parts of the country.

       Courses of Action:

1. Government should immediately make arrangements for providing financial assistance to those affected.

2. Food items, water and fodder should immediately be sent to all these areas to save the public and cattle.

    1. Only I follows
    2. Only II follow
    3. Either I or II follows
    4. Neither I nor II follows
    5. Both I and II follow

V. Solutions 

Option 5 –Prevention from mosquitoes and elimination of mosquitoes are two ways in which they can prevent themselves from dengue, the action will reduce the problem, so, both the courses follow.

Option 4 – as mentioned in the statement, the private banks violate an RBI guideline. The only course of action here would be to make the banks implement the act, so neither i nor ii follows.

Option 2 – in case of a natural disaster, the first duty of the government is to provide basic essentials to save lives. Providing monetary assistance to everyone will put an undue burden on the country’s resources, so option 2 is correct.


References

1. MK Pandey analytical reasoning


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Author: Aditya Kumar

Chanakya National Law University

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