IBPS RRB Decision Making | IBPS RRB 2018


Making decisions is something that we do every day on a daily basis. This is probably the reason why a lot of candidates consider IBPS RRB Decision Making Questions to be easy. After all, we all have a fair amount of practice on this topic. However, decision making in IBPS RRB questions is a different ball game altogether. In real-life decision-making scenarios, you can rely on intuition. However, in the case of the ones asked in the IBPS RRB exam, you cannot do that. This makes it quite tough to solve. Let us take a closer look at the IBPS RRB exam and see how you can solve the questions in a better way.

Understanding IBPS RRB Decision Making Questions

What is the Decision Making Question?

In such questions, you are given certain conditions for taking an action. Then you would be given a situation. You will have to decide what should be the right action based on the conditions and the situation.

What is the Structure of IBPS RRB Decision Making Questions?

In a typical IBPS RRB Decision Making Question, you are first given a number of conditions and actions you should take depending the conditions met. Then you would be given a number of questions that would introduce different scenarios and you would need to take the right action based on the condition.

For Example : 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 Gurgaon. The applicant must :

  1. Produce domicile certificate of the State
  2. Be employed or self-employed in Gurgaon for the minimum of 5 years.
  3. Be ready to pay the entire amount in 5 years period.
  4. Not be owner or co-owner (if the spouse is the owner) of a residential accommodation in the city limit of Gurgaon.
  5. Not be less than 35 years of age as on 31st Dec 1996.

In case of the applicant who satisfies all other criteria except:

  1. at A above, be referred to President of Town Council.
  2. 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 up to 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.

  • Manish Kumar is a son of an industrialist and from another 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.

Should Mr Kumar be?

  1. Allotted a flat
  2. Not allotted a flat
  3. Referred to the Chairman
  4. Referred to the President
  5. Data inadequate
  • Monisha Kataria, 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.

Should she be?

  1. a) Allotted a flat
  2. b) Not allotted a flat
  3. c) Referred to Vice-Chairman
  4. d) Data Inadequate
  • Seema Sen is the daughter of a renowned freedom fighter from 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.

Should she be?

  1. Allotted a flat
  2. Not allotted a flat
  3. Referred to Vice-Chairman
  4. Data Inadequate

In most of the cases, a number of questions are asked in the same set just like the one mentioned above.

How Many Questions Come in the Exam?

As you can see, a number of questions follow a single set in case of such questions. Usually, there are about 5 questions asked from a single set and there are 1 or 2 sets in the paper. So, you can expect to get as many as 5-10 questions from this section.

How Difficult Are They to Solve?

Decision Making questions in IBPS RRB exam is actually quite easy to solve. All you need to do is follow a simple method and the rest becomes easy.

Steps for IBPS RRB Decision Making Questions

The toughest thing about these types is the question is that they have a lot of information in storeWith the right approach, you can solve such questions efficiently and quickly. You should take a step-by-step approach for solving such questions. Let us look at the things that you need to do.

STEP 1 – Read the conditions carefully and try to identify the ‘must-have’ conditions. In the example, we have cited above, there are two ‘must-haves’ – first, the man/woman or his/her spouse should not own a house in Gurgaon and secondly, they should not be less than 35 years of age.

STEP 2 – Next, take up the individuals and see whether they meet the ‘must haves’. In most cases, the ‘must haves’ are either one or two and hence, they should be easy to keep track of. If they don’t fulfill the ‘must haves’, they are not eligible.

STEP 3 – If they don’t fulfill any of the other conditions, check the exceptions. If they fulfill the exceptions, then you should choose as per direction.

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