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. In which of the following months does H join the office?
    1. April
    2. June
    3. July
    4. February
    5. March

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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: D

    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.
    Hence , H join the office in February month .



  1. ‘H’ is related to ‘July’ in a certain way based on the above arrangement. ‘B’ is related to ‘June’ following the same pattern. ‘......................’ is related to ‘May’ following the same pattern.
    1. F
    2. G
    3. A
    4. D
    5. C

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    From the information given in the question, we can have the following table:
    ‘H’ is related to ‘July’ in a certain way based on the above arrangement. ‘B’ is related to ‘June’ following the same pattern.

    Correct Option: A

    From the information given in the question, we can have the following table:
    ‘H’ is related to ‘July’ in a certain way based on the above arrangement. ‘B’ is related to ‘June’ following the same pattern. Hence ,F is related to ‘May’ following the same pattern.




Direction: Read the following information carefully and answer the questions which follow.
P, Q, R, S, T and V live on different floors of the same building having six floors numbered one to six (the ground floor is numbered 1, the floor above it is numbered 2, and so on, and the topmost floor is numbered 6). There are two floors between on which Q and V live. Q lives on a floor below V’s floor. Neither P nor T lives on a floor immediately above or immediately below the floor on which Q lives. P does not live on an odd-numbered floor. There is only one floor between the floors on which S and T live. T does not live on a floor immediately above or immediately below the floor on which R lives.

  1. Who among the following lives on 6th topmost floor, i.e. floor number 6?
    1. T
    2. S
    3. R
    4. P
    5. Either V or P

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    As per the given above question , we have
    P, Q, R, S, T and V live on different floors of the same building having six floors numbered one to six .

    Correct Option: D

    As per the given above question , we have
    P, Q, R, S, T and V live on different floors of the same building having six floors numbered one to six .
    From given table we can see that P lives on 6th topmost floor, i.e. floor number 6 .



  1. How many floors are there between the floors on which R and T live?
    1. None
    2. One
    3. Two
    4. Three
    5. Four

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    According to question , we can say that
    P, Q, R, S, T and V live on different floors of the same building having six floors numbered one to six .

    Correct Option: C

    According to question , we can say that
    P, Q, R, S, T and V live on different floors of the same building having six floors numbered one to six .
    Hence , Two floors are there between the floors on which R and T live .




  1. On which of the following floors does V live?
    1. 4th
    2. 3rd
    3. 6th
    4. 5th
    5. Cannot be determined

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    From the information given in the question, we can have the following table:
    P, Q, R, S, T and V live on different floors of the same building having six floors numbered one to six (the ground floor is numbered 1, the floor above it is numbered 2, and so on, and the topmost floor is numbered 6).

    Correct Option: A

    From the information given in the question, we can have the following table:
    P, Q, R, S, T and V live on different floors of the same building having six floors numbered one to six (the ground floor is numbered 1, the floor above it is numbered 2, and so on, and the topmost floor is numbered 6).
    From figure it is clear that V live on the 4th floor .