Read the following scenario and answer the THREE questions that follow.

Bharat Business School (BBS), a premier business school, was renowned for the quality education it provided. Its faculty, known for their domain area expertise and excellence in teaching, competed with each other for a better student feedback. Of late, the institute was finding it difficult to upgrade its course content with rapidly changing global business scenario. The difficulties multiplied when the school realized that some of senior faculty would retire on regular basis, starting in the near future. To overcome these difficulties, BBS decided to recruit young faculty in all the departments (e.g., Economics, Finance,
Marketing, HRM, Production etc).

When the Dean - Academics scanned the applications, she found three distinct types of aspirants viz. (i) A type candidates who were very good teachers, competent at teaching the courses taught by existing faculty members; (ii) B type candidates who were average teachers, competent at creating and teaching new courses that would complement existing courses, taught by the current faculty; (iii) C type candidates were not-so-good teachers, willing to teach any course BBS required.

Note1: A course is termed complementary when it covers latest content and complements existing courses offered by a department.
Note2: Each department decides the suite of courses to be offered.

Question 29

Suppose the Dean-Academics wanted to ensure the most efficient utilization of faculty resources.
Which of the following hiring decisions will ensure the MOST efficient utilization of faculty resources?


option E is the most efficient choice by combining the teaching excellence of A type candidates with their capability to develop complementary courses, ensuring a well-rounded and resource-efficient approach.

Option A is incorrect because it may result in redundancy, as both new A type candidates and existing faculty members would be teaching the same courses. It can lead to inefficient resource allocation and potential competition for teaching assignments.

Option B is not the most efficient because B type candidates are average teachers but competent in creating and teaching new courses. Hiring them exclusively for complementary courses might not efficiently utilize their skills in teaching existing courses.

Option C is not the correct answer because the existing faculty members may not have the expertise or inclination to develop complementary courses. This approach might lead to inefficiencies in course development and potentially compromise the quality of new courses.

Option D is incorrect because C type candidates, described as not-so-good teachers, may not be the best fit for teaching-assistant responsibilities. This option may result in challenges in maintaining teaching quality and efficient utilization of faculty resources.

The correct option is E

Create a FREE account and get:

  • All Quant Formulas and shortcuts PDF
  • XAT previous papers with solutions PDF
  • XAT Trial Classes for FREE


    Boost your Prep!

    Download App