Linear Arrangement


Direction: Refer to the following statements and answer the questions:
Seven student Priya, Ankit, Raman, Sunil, Tony, Deepak and Vicky take a series of tests. No two students get similar marks. Vicky always scores more than Priya. Priya always scores more than Ankit. Each time either Raman scores the highest and Tony gets the least, or alternatively Sunil scores the highest and Deepak or Ankit scores the least.

  1. If Raman is ranked second and Ankit is ranked first, which of the following must be true?
    1. Sunil is ranked third
    2. Tony is ranked third
    3. Priya is ranked sixth
    4. None of these

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    Vicky > Priya
    Priya > Ankit
    One of them is true- Raman is highest or Tony is least or Sunil got highest and Deepak got least.
    Now or each and every question we have different case-
    Given that Ankit is ranked 1st. But is not possible as he always scores less than Vicky and Priya. Hence this case is possible and data is inconsistent.

    Correct Option: D

    Vicky > Priya
    Priya > Ankit
    One of them is true- Raman is highest or Tony is least or Sunil got highest and Deepak got least.
    Now or each and every question we have different case-
    Given that Ankit is ranked 1st. But is not possible as he always scores less than Vicky and Priya. Hence this case is possible and data is inconsistent.


  1. If Sunil is ranked second, which of the following can be true?
    1. Deepak gets more than Vicky
    2. Vicky gets more than Sunil
    3. Priya gets more than Raman
    4. Priya gets more than Vicky

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    Vicky > Priya
    Priya > Ankit
    One of them is true- Raman is highest or Tony is least or Sunil got highest and Deepak got least.
    Now or each and every question we have different case-
    If Sunil gets the second rank, then Raman gets the first rank and Tony gets the last rank. In that case Vicky's rank can be 3 or 4, and Priya's rank can be 4 or 5 and Ankit's rank can be 5 or 6 then Deepak's rank can be 3, 4, or 5.

    Correct Option: A

    Vicky > Priya
    Priya > Ankit
    One of them is true- Raman is highest or Tony is least or Sunil got highest and Deepak got least.
    Now or each and every question we have different case-
    If Sunil gets the second rank, then Raman gets the first rank and Tony gets the last rank. In that case Vicky's rank can be 3 or 4, and Priya's rank can be 4 or 5 and Ankit's rank can be 5 or 6 then Deepak's rank can be 3, 4, or 5.



  1. If Vicky is ranked fifth, which of the following must be true?
    1. Sunil scores the highest
    2. Raman is ranked second
    3. Tony is ranked third
    4. Ankit is ranked second

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    Vicky > Priya
    Priya > Ankit
    One of them is true- Raman is highest or Tony is least or Sunil got highest and Deepak got least.
    Now or each and every question we have different case-
    If Vicky is ranked 5th , then Priya is ranked 6th and Ankitis ranked 7th. Then only possibility is Sunil is ranked 1st

    Correct Option: A

    Vicky > Priya
    Priya > Ankit
    One of them is true- Raman is highest or Tony is least or Sunil got highest and Deepak got least.
    Now or each and every question we have different case-
    If Vicky is ranked 5th , then Priya is ranked 6th and Ankitis ranked 7th. Then only possibility is Sunil is ranked 1st


  1. Ganesh Cultural Centre or promoting arts has appointed 3 instructors for music, dance and painting. Music instructor takes session from 12 noon to 4:00 pm on Monday, Thursday and scheduled on Tuesday, Thursday, Wednesday, and Sunday between 10:00 am to 2:00 pm . The 9:00 am to 12:00 noon slot on Tuesday, Friday and Thursday and also 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm slot on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday is filled up by Painting Instructor. On which day(s) of a week the dance and painting sessions are simultaneously held?
    1. Sunday and Wednesday
    2. Tuesday and friday
    3. Tuesday and Thursday
    4. Only on Tuesday

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    Vicky > Priya
    Priya > Ankit
    One of them is true- Raman is highest or Tony is least or Sunil got highest and Deepak got least.
    Now or each and every question we have different case-
    From the information, dance and painting will held simultaneously as dance instructor are scheduled on Tuesday, Thursday, Wednesday and Sunday between 10:00 to 2:00 pm and 9:00 am to 12 noon slot on Tuesday, Friday and Thursday and also 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm slot on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday is filled up by Painting instructor. So on Tuesday and Thursday both session will simultaneously held.
    Tuesday : Dance 10:00 am to 2:00 pm , Painting 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and on
    Thursday : Dance - 10:00 am to 12:00 noon , Painting - 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.

    Correct Option: C

    Vicky > Priya
    Priya > Ankit
    One of them is true- Raman is highest or Tony is least or Sunil got highest and Deepak got least.
    Now or each and every question we have different case-
    From the information, dance and painting will held simultaneously as dance instructor are scheduled on Tuesday, Thursday, Wednesday and Sunday between 10:00 to 2:00 pm and 9:00 am to 12 noon slot on Tuesday, Friday and Thursday and also 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm slot on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday is filled up by Painting instructor. So on Tuesday and Thursday both session will simultaneously held.
    Tuesday : Dance 10:00 am to 2:00 pm , Painting 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and on
    Thursday : Dance - 10:00 am to 12:00 noon , Painting - 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.



Direction: Study the following information to answer the given question:
Twelve people are sitting in two parallel rows containing six people each such that they are equidistant from each other. In row 1 : P, Q, R, S, T and V are seated and all of them are facing South. In row 2 : B, C, D, E and F are seated and all of them are facing North. Therefore, in the given seating arrangement, each member seated in a row faces another member of the other row.
S sits third to the right of Q. Either S or Q sits at an extreme end of the line. The one who faces Q sits second to the right of E. Two people sit between B and F neither B nor F sits at an extreme end of the line. The immediate neighbour of B faces the person who sits third to the left of P.R and T are immediate neighbour. C sits second to the left of A. T does not face the immediate neighbour of D.

  1. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the given arrangement and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
    1. A - T
    2. B - T
    3. F - P
    4. C - V
    5. E - Q

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    Row 1. ? P V S T R Q
    Row 2. ? C F A E B D
    (e)is the correct answer;there is a difference of one in all the rest.

    Correct Option: E

    Row 1. ? P V S T R Q
    Row 2. ? C F A E B D
    (e)is the correct answer.there is a difference of one in all the rest.