Direction for the questions: (1- 3:) Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below:
Five states assigned to five different development programme implemented by the central government in each of the state.
The National Council of WelfareProgrammes undertook an effort to study the relative importance the beneficiaries ofthese programmes. The programmes were Rozgar Yojna (RY), Awas Yojna (AY), Mid-Day Meal Programme(MDM), Health Mission Programme (HMP), Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREG). The level of dissimilarity between two states is the maximum difference in the rank allotted by the two states to any five programmes. The following table indicates the rank order of the five programmes in each state.

Question 1:  Which of the following states is least dissimilar UP?
(a). MP
(b). Sikkim
(c). Kerala
(d). TN

Question 2:  Which of the following states is most dissimilar to UP?
(a). MP
(b). Sikkim
(c). Kerala
(d). TN

Question 3 : Three of the following four pairs of states have identical levels of dissimilarity. Which is the odd one out?
(a). Kerala & MP
(b). MP and TN
(c). Sikkim & Kerala
(d). TN & Sikkim

Answers and Explanations

Answer 1 : (a)

MP has a level of dissimilarity of 2 with UP. Others have a level of dissimilarity higher than 2.

Answer 2 : (b)

Sikkim has a level of dissimilarity of 4 with UP and it is the highest.

Answer 3 : (c)

In all the options except option (C), the level of dissimilarity is 4. However, in option (C), Sikkim and Kerala have a level of dissimilarity of 3.

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