XAT'17 Decision Making

 For discussion of various tips and questions for Decision Making 

Hey Puys! With jus a month and a half to go lets start our prep for DM... :)


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Which among the below DM course is good to enroll? or pls suggest if any other..

1. Oliveboard (10 sectional test)

2. Handa ka funda (5 sectional test)

Where can I find some discussion on DM section ...??

I am getting really confused with Decision Making. I was solving 2013 DM ques and found them to be very ambiguous. Moreover while while checking answers, I found different answers on IMS, TIME and HKF. This happenned for 6-7 questions. 

Does XAT provide official answer keys?? If not then please suggest which one to rely more on 

Indian government may hold top executives

responsible if state-run power companies fail to meet

performance targets and punish them with fines

and transfers. The strict performance parameters

are aimed at ensuring that at least the reduced

target for 62,000 MW of generation capacity addition

is achieved before the end of the II th Plan, said a

power ministry official. Performance of chairmen

and managing directors of the power Public Sector

Units (PSUs) in project implementation will be

assessed as per the terms and conditions stipulated

in the company’s memorandum of understanding

(MoU) with the power ministry, he said, requesting

anonymity. Performance parameters of executives

had come under strict scrutiny due to a lack of

progress in capacity addition program. While the

target for the II th five year plan has already been

scaled down by the government from 78,500 MW,

in the first three years of the plan yielded only

22,302 MW of fresh capacity.

If you were the chairman of one of these power

PSU’s, which of the following statements (all of

which are assumed to be true) could best be used

in order to strengthen your case against the

government holding top executives responsible?

i. The labour unions, owing allegiance to ruling

party at the Centre, are not allowing work to

progress with their demands for wage hikes that

are untenable

ii. The actions of the mid-level management are

not In line with the objectives laid down by the

top management

iii. The delays have been due to difficulties in

obtaining funds at reasonable interest rates on

account of the recessionary conditions

iv. We are not to blame. The government is not

doing enough to ensure availability of sufficient

fuel to power the existing plants, let alone the

new plants.

v. The government had ignored the infrastructure

availability like roads etc., and environmental

clearances required for such projects and

therefore set an unrealistic target to begin with,

and the revised target is also unrealistic as well.

A. i and ii

B. i and iii

C. i, iii and iv 

D. ii, iv and v

E. i, ii, iii, iv and v 


Hi Guys, 

Need help in the DM question related to "Om Chowdhury was one of the supervisors in the Fire and Safety (F&S) department of Maqsood Textile Mills..." from XAT 2009.

Can anybody help me as decide as to what should be the ans for the question which The details of the entire episode have become

common knowledge among all the employees of

the company. Out of the options below, which one

presents the best way for the top management to

resolve the issue so as to benefit the organization

as a whole?

Let me know if I need to upload the entire passage.