Instructions

Read the given information carefully and answer the questions below.

The management of the national daily newspaper Tomorrow Digest decides to enhance its subscriber base through major changes in the style, layout, design and content of the paper. In order to make the content more amenable to the mindset of the growing younger population of the country, the paper decides to appoint a number of young and promising Associate Editors. For facilitating the appointment process, several selection criteria were finalized and provided to the selection panel, which are noted in the following. It was noted that in order to get selected, the candidates are required to fulfil, in addition to I, at least three of the following conditions.

I. The age of the candidates must not be lower than 25 years, but should not cross 30 years.
II. The candidate has secured 60 percent and above at her / his Graduation level.
III. The candidate has obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in journalism with at least 55 percent marks.
IV. The candidate has gained working experience of a minimum period of 2 years in a daily newspaper with responsibility of regular writing assignments.
V. The candidate has been awarded at state-level for her / his articles published in state-level English daily.

If, however, it is observed that some candidates fulfil only two conditions from II-V, but does
not fulfil:

(a) V above, but he /she has already gathered an experience of 5 years in a news agency, the case of the candidate will be referred to the Managing Editor of Tomorrow Digest.
(b) II above, but he /she holds a Post Graduate Diploma in journalism with 80 percent marks, the case of the candidate will be referred to the Chairman of Tomorrow Digest.
(c) III above, but he /she has completed Graduation with 70 percent marks, the case of the candidate will be referred to the Editor of Tomorrow Digest.

All the information about a few candidates applying for the Associate Editor position provided in the following are dated on August 31, 2014. Based on the information furnished, decide in each case, which of the following course of action the selection panel should adopt, from the available options. You are not to assume any information.

Question 65

Nalin Saxena graduated in Sociology Honours from Bangalore University with 61 percent marks, after which he joined an NGO for social work. After two years, he took migration and joined Mumbai University for the PG Diploma in Journalism Programme, and he secured 59 percent in the exam. He subsequently joined Ahmadabad Weekly magazine, which is published in English, in July 18, 2011, to write regular features on city life. He was born in June 1986, in the midst of the FIFA World Cup.

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