# Industrial Engineering Questions and Answers – Method Study

This set of Industrial Engineering Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Method Study”.

1. Who was the founder of the modern motion study?
a) Taylor
b) Smith
c) Gilbreth
d) Babbage

Explanation: Frank B. Gilberth founded the modern motion study around 1910. He was a new England contractor and consultant.

2. Which of the following is not a part of method study?
a) SIMO chart
b) Stopwatch method
c) Process charts
d) Chrono cycle graph

Explanation: Stopwatch method is not a part of method study. Stopwatch method is a part of the time study.

3. What is the another name for method study?
a) Motion study
b) Work simplification
c) Motion study and work simplification
d) Work measurement

Explanation: Method study is also known as motion study or work simplification. Both motion study and work simplification are other names for the method study.

4. Match the following.

p) Method study                   i) Motion study
q) Time study                       ii) Work simplification
iii) Work measurement


a) p – ii or i, q – iii
b) p – iii or i, q –ii
c) p – iii, q – ii or i
d) p – ii, q – i or iii

Explanation: Method study is also known as Motion study or work simplification. Time study is also known as work measurement.

5. Calculate the productivity (in %) of a plant having 200 workers. The plant produces 10 articles per unit time.
a) 0.05
b) 0.005
c) 0.5
d) 5

Explanation: Given,
No of articles produced per unit time = 10
No of workers in plant = 200
Productivity = $$\frac {output}{input}$$ × 100 = $$\frac {No \, of \, articles \, produced \, per \, unit \, time}{No \, of \, workers \, in \, the \, plant} = \frac {10}{200}$$ = 0.05 × 100 = 5

6. Match the following

p) Method study                    i) Improve methods of production
q) Time study                        ii) Reduce ineffective time
r) Work measurement


a) p – i, q – ii, r – ii
b) p – ii, q – ii, r – ii
c) p – i, q – ii, r – i
d) p – i, q – i, r – ii

Explanation: The purpose of method study is to improve methods of production. The purpose of time study or work measurement is to reduce ineffective time.

7. Which of the following is not consider before selecting a job for work study?
a) Economic aspects
b) Technical aspects
c) Human reactions
d) Security aspects

Explanation: Security aspects are nowhere related nor become an obstacle for improving an existing method. Economic aspects, technical aspects and human relations are to be considered before selecting a job for work study.

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