Linear Arrangement


Direction: Read the following information carefully and answer the questions which follow.
Eight people, viz A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting in a straight line facing North. Each of them has passed a recruitment exam and must join the office in different months, viz January, February, March, April, May, June, July and August but not necessarily in the same order.

  • G sits third to the right of the person who joins in May. The person who joins in August sits second to the right of G. A and E are immediate neighbors of each other. Neither A nor E has joining dates in either May or August. Neither A nor E is an immediate neighbor of G.

  • H sits third to the right of the person whose joining date is in January. Neither A nor E has joining dates in January. H’s joining date is not in August

  • Only two people sit between E and the person whose joining date is in July. The person whose joining date is in February sits on the immediate left of D.

  • Only one person sits between E and B. C joins before July. E joins after April. G joins after A.

  1. Who among the following sits exactly between E and B?
    1. The person whose joining date is in May
    2. The person whose joining is in January
    3. D
    4. A
    5. The person whose joining date is in August

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    As per the given above information , we have
    Eight people, viz A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting in a straight line facing North. Each of them has passed a recruitment exam and must join the office in different months, viz January, February, March, April, May, June, July and August but not necessarily in the same order.

    Correct Option: A

    As per the given above information , we have
    Eight people, viz A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting in a straight line facing North. Each of them has passed a recruitment exam and must join the office in different months, viz January, February, March, April, May, June, July and August but not necessarily in the same order.
    Therefore , C sits exactly between E and B . The person whose joining date is in May .



  1. Which of the following is true regarding D?
    1. Only two people sit to the left of D
    2. D is sitting second to the right of the person whose joining date is in July.
    3. E and B are immediate neighbours of D
    4. D’s joining date is in May.
    5. None is true

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    According to question , we can say that
    Eight people, viz A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting in a straight line facing North. Each of them has passed a recruitment exam and must join the office in different months, viz January, February, March, April, May, June, July and August but not necessarily in the same order.

    Correct Option: E

    According to question , we can say that
    Eight people, viz A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting in a straight line facing North. Each of them has passed a recruitment exam and must join the office in different months, viz January, February, March, April, May, June, July and August but not necessarily in the same order.
    Hence , option E is required answer .




  1. Who among the following are sitting at extreme ends of the line?
    1. A and the person whose joining date is in August
    2. The person whose joining date is in May and E
    3. C and G
    4. The persons whose joining dates are in March and June
    5. None of these

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    As per the given above question , we have
    Eight people, viz A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting in a straight line facing North. Each of them has passed a recruitment exam and must join the office in different months, viz January, February, March, April, May, June, July and August but not necessarily in the same order.

    Correct Option: A

    As per the given above question , we have
    Eight people, viz A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting in a straight line facing North. Each of them has passed a recruitment exam and must join the office in different months, viz January, February, March, April, May, June, July and August but not necessarily in the same order.
    Clearly , A and the person whose joining date is in August are sitting at extreme ends of the line .



  1. How many people sit between C and the person whose joining date is in April?
    1. None
    2. One
    3. Two
    4. Three
    5. Four

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    From the information given in the question, we can have the following table:
    Eight people, viz A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting in a straight line facing North. Each of them has passed a recruitment exam and must join the office in different months, viz January, February, March, April, May, June, July and August but not necessarily in the same order.

    Correct Option: C

    From the information given in the question, we can have the following table:
    Eight people, viz A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting in a straight line facing North. Each of them has passed a recruitment exam and must join the office in different months, viz January, February, March, April, May, June, July and August but not necessarily in the same order.
    From figure we can see that two people sit between C and the person whose joining date is in April .




  1. Who among the following has joining date in June?
    1. F
    2. E
    3. G
    4. D
    5. C

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    As per the given above question , we have
    Eight people, viz A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting in a straight line facing North. Each of them has passed a recruitment exam and must join the office in different months, viz January, February, March, April, May, June, July and August but not necessarily in the same order.

    Correct Option: B

    As per the given above question , we have
    Eight people, viz A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting in a straight line facing North. Each of them has passed a recruitment exam and must join the office in different months, viz January, February, March, April, May, June, July and August but not necessarily in the same order.
    From given figure it is clear that E has joining date in June .