NOTE: In a large portion of the cases, a circumstance has more than one course of
action. Be that as it may, they are never exclusive to each other. So, answer should be
always “both follow” and not “either of them follows”.
Normally there will be two broad types of pattern in such questions:
1. Problem and Solution based: When the presented situation talks of a problem and
the suggested course of action talk of a solution.
It solves / reduces of minimize the problem
the solution or course of action is practically Possible.
A suggested course of actions can be said to solve/reduce/minimize, the problem.
When; (a) It is an established fact. ie, It is acknowledged universally as a fact.
Note: A suggested course of action may indeed solve a problem but in practical life it
may not be advisable or possible. If it is so, then the course of action is rejected.
For e.g. –
Statement: A large number of people in ward X of the city are diagnosed to be
suffering from a fatal malaria type.
Courses of Action: I. The city municipal authority should take immediate steps to
carry out extensive fumigation in ward X.
1. The people in the area should be advised to take steps to avoid mosquito bites.
(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 is (5) - Clearly, prevention from mosquitoes and elimination of mosquitoes
are two ways to prevent malaria. The action will reduce the problem. So, both the
2. Fact and Improvement based: When the presented situations talks of a simple fact
(not a problem, just a situation) and the suggested courses of action suggest ways of