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Decision Making Questions PDF

Best Decision Making Questions PDF Practice Set For All Exams: Decision-Making is a process in which a final outcome is derived by evaluating and analyzing the given data. The objective of “Decision making” is to reach a certain conclusion from the given information or a given set of conditions. It is one of the essential and highest-scoring topics which you can easily face in the banking exam.

The Concept of Decision Making 

Under the decision making questions, candidates need to analyse and review the given information and based on the same need to answer the question. 

There two types of questions which may be asked as a part of decision making. These include:

  • Direct Questions: In such questions, a condition may be given and based on the same the final decision has to be made
  • Complex Questions: In such questions, a set of eligibility criteria are given. Candidates need to analyse the eligibility details given and based on it, answer what candidates can qualify/ appear/ register for an exam or a post

With the increased competition, the complex variety of questions have become more common. These types of questions are lengthy but if reviewed carefully, they are easy to answer. 

Types of Decision Making

1. Statement and Assumption

Ex: Statement: Many people fell ill after consuming meal at a wedding reception and were rushed to the nearby govt. and private hospitals.


I. The relatives of the affected people refuse to take them to the Govt. hospitals.
II. The nearby hospitals may be able to attend to all the affected people.


1. Assumption I is implicit.
2. Assumption II is implicit.
3. Either Assumption I or II is implicit.
4. Neither Assumption I nor II is implicit.
5. Both Assumptions I and II are implicit.

2. Statement and Course of Action

Ex: Statement: Large number of students of the local school fell ill after having their midday meal provided by the school.

Courses of action:

I. The govt. should suspend the school Principal immediately.
II. The school authority should initiate an enquiry to find out the reason for students’ sickness.
III. The govt. should instruct all the schools to suspend their midday meal scheme till further order.


1. Only I follows
2. Only II follows
3. Only III follows
4. Only II and III follow
5. None of these 

3. Statement and Arguments

Ex: Statement: Should the govt. deregulate the retail prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas and allow the prices to be driven by market conditions?


I. Yes, this will help the oil companies to sell their products at competitive price.
II. No, the general public cannot afford market driven prices of these products.
III. Yes, govt. needs to stop subsidizing for these products and channelize the money for developmental projects.


1. Only I and II are strong
2. Only I and III are strong
3. Only II and III are strong
4. All I, II and III are strong
5. None of these

4. Cause and Effect

Ex:I. The bank has provided a link on its website to obtain feedback from customers.
II. Customers have been complaining about poor services in the bank’s branches.


1. Statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect.
2. Statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect.
3. Both the statements I and II are of independent causes.
4. Both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes.
5. Both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause.

5. Another Category

In this type a vacancy is being declared. The necessary qualifications required by the
Recruiting agencies are given with certain exceptions. The qualifications and merits of candidates are mentioned. The decision about each candidate has to be made from amongst the five given choices.

Ex: The following criteria have been drawn to finalize the list of candidates to be called for interview after the written examination for bank P.O., held by the XYZ Bank of India. The candidate must:

  1. hold a degree in any stream, from a recognized university, with a first-class in graduation and at least Second division in post-graduation.
  2. Be at least 21 years, as on 01.01.02.
  3. Possess at least 80% marks in the bank P.O written exam. 
  4. Have a computer course certificate for 1 year or more.
  5. Be drawing at least Rs.4500 p.m. in his/her previous job.
  6. Be of Indian nationality.
  7. In case of candidates qualifying all conditions except (2) above, the case will be referred to the General Manager(GM).
  8. In case of candidates qualifying all conditions except (4) above, the case will be referred to the Director.


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