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Reasoning -1 (Linear and Circular Arrangements, Distribution, Sequencing)

Directions for questions 1to4: Following is the information available regarding half
yearly exams of class x to be held from 24
November to 30
November of a
particular year.
(i) No exam will be taken on Sunday.
(ii) There will be three exams between Biology and Social Study.
(iii) There will be two exams between Hindi and Maths.
(iv) English will be held after Social Study and Hindi will take place on 28

(v) Each day there will be only one exam of a subject and for each subject there is only
one exam.
(vi) The examination will start with Maths.
(vii) The exam of Science will be on Monday while Social Study will take place on
Now mark the best suitable option as your answer for the following questions.

Q.1) On which date will Sunday fall?
i) 25
November ii) 26
November iii) 27
November iv) Cant be determined
Q.2) Which exam will be fourth from the start?
i) Hindi ii) Science iii) English iv) Cant be determined
Q.3) On which day will the exams be over?
i) Saturday ii) Friday iii) Thursday iv) None of these
Q.4) On which date will the exam of Biology take place?
i) 25
Nov. ii) 29
Nov. iii) 30
Nov. iv) Cant be determined.

Directions for questions 5 to 8: Nine persons A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H and I are sitting on a
bench in a park not necessarily in the same order. C is to the immediate right of D and is
positioned three places to the right of E. B sits at one of the ends. F is three places to the left
of B. A is to the immediate left of F. H sits between G and F.
5. Who among the following are the immediate neighbours of A?
(i) G and E (ii) D and G (iii) C and F (iv) E and D
6. Who is sitting in the middle of the bench in the park?
(i) A (ii) C (iii) D (iv) G
7. Who among the following is at one of the ends other than B?
(i) C (ii) G (iii) D (iv) E
8. Who among the following is to the immediate left of G?
(i) H (ii) B (iii) D (iv) F

Directions for questions 9 and 10:
Eight friends A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting in a circle facing towards the centre. G and
D are sitting on either side of B. H is three places to the left of B and two places to the right
of A. C is sitting between A and G. B and E are not sitting opposite to each other.
9. Who is the three places to the left of D?
(i) A (ii) H (iii) E (iv) F
10. Which of the following statements is not true?
(i) D and A are sitting opposite to each other. (ii) C is three places to the right of D.
(iii) Only H is sitting between F and D. (iv) Only A is sitting between C and F.

Directions for questions 11 to 13: Six persons Anwar, Bipasha, Charlie, Dilli, Eswar and
Freddy are standing in a queue to buy train tickets.
a. Dilli and Anwar have 2 persons between them.
b. Anwar is right in front of Charlie.
c. Eswar is not near Dilli.
d. Freddy is just behind Bipasha.
11. Who is in front?
(i) Anwar (ii) Bipasha (iii) Charlie (iv) Dilli
12. Where is Charlie?
(i) Between Anwar and Eswar (ii) In the last (iii) Between Anwar and Dilli
(iv) Between Anwar and Freddy
13. If seven more persons joined the queue. Who is number 11 from the last?
(i) Bipasha (ii) Charlie (iii) Dilli (iv) Freddy

14. Madhu is taller than Madhuri but shorter than Anjana, who is not as tall as Lavanya.
Sudha is shorter than Anjana but not as short as Madhuri. Who among them is the shortest?
(i) Madhuri (ii) Sudha (iii) Madhu (iv) Insufficient data

Directions for questions 15 to 19:
a. There are six persons Peter, Alphonso, Mary, Suresh, Tanuja and Umesh who are
graduates in different subjects Science, Arts, Agriculture, Engineering, Commerce and
Medicine. They have six different mother tongues Tamil, Telugu, English, Hindi, Kannada
and Malayalam.
b. Alphonso is a graduate in Agriculture but his mother tongue is neither Tamil nor
c. Peter is a graduate in medicine and his mother tongue is Hindi.
d. Marys mother tongue is Telugu and she graduated neither in Engineering nor in Science.
e. Suresh graduated in Arts and his mother tongue is neither English nor Malayalam.
f. Umesh did not graduate in Engineering and his mother tongue is English.
15. What is Sureshs mother tongue?
(i) Telugu (ii) Hindi (iii) Tamil (iv) None of these
16. Which of the following combination represents Name-Subject-Mother tongue?
(i) Tanuja-Engineering-Kannada. (ii) Umesh-Arts-English. (iii) Suresh-Tamil-Arts
(iv) Tanuja-Engineering-Malayalam.
17. In which subject did Mary graduate?
(i) Medicine (ii) Agriculture (iii) Engineering (iv) None of these
18. What is the mother tongue of Alphonso?
(i) English (ii) Kannada (iii) Tamil (iv) Telugu
19. Who graduated in Science?
(i) Umesh (ii) Suresh (iii) Tanuja (iv) None of these

Directions for questions 20 to 22:
For breakfast, four fruits are to be selected from seven fruits Apple, Banana, Mango,
Guava, Orange, Musambi and Grapes kept at the breakfast table, subject to the following
a. Orange and Musambi cannot be selected together.
b. At least 2 of Apple, Banana and Mango must be selected.
c. Only one of either guava or grapes must be selected.
20. In how many ways can a person select four fruits under the given conditions?
(i) 20 (ii) 35 (iii) 25 (iv) 14
21. If Apple, Banana and Mango are selected as the three fruits then which of the following
fruits will not find a place in the breakfast table?
(i) Grapes (ii) Orange (iii) Musambi (iv) More than one of the above
22. Which of the following cannot be the possible combination at the breakfast table?
(i) Apple, Banana, Mango, Grapes. (ii) Apple, Banana, Grapes, Guava.
(iii) Apple, Banana, Guava, Orange. (iv) Banana, Mango, Guava, Musambi.
23. I purchased 81 marbles of which one is defective. All the other marbles weigh the same
except the defective one which weighs less than the rest. If a common balance is given, what
is the least number of weighings needed to identify the defective marble?
(i) 7 (ii) 4 (iii) 6 (iv) 5
24. Three crates are packed with apples alone, oranges alone, and apples and oranges.
Unfortunately each crate is labelled wrongly. If you are allowed to open only one crate to
correctly identify the contents of each crate, which one will you open?
(i) Orange (ii) Apple (iii) Orange/Apple (iv) There is no need to open any crate
Directions for Q-25-27
There is a group of 8 persons having 5 men Amit, Bintu, Chintu, Dinesh and Eknath
and 3 women Laveena, Bhavana and Raveena. They are sitting around a circular table.
Following information is also provided about the positions of each person.
(i)- Chintu is sitting between two women.
(ii)- Amit is sitting four places away to the left of Eknath who is neither adjacent nor
opposite to Dinesh.
(iii)- Bhavana is sitting opposite to Dinesh.
(iv)- Laveena is to the immediate left of Bintu.
25. Who is sitting opposite to Raveena?
(i)Bintu (ii) Laveena (iii) Bhavana (iv) cant be
26. If neither of the woman are opposite nor adjacent to each other then who is to the
immediate left of Chintu?
(i)Raveena (ii) Bhavana (iii) Laveena (iv) cant be
27. If two women are opposite to each other then who is sitting three places away to
the left of Eknath?
(i)Raveena (ii) Dinesh (iii) Bintu (iv) Chintu

Direction (for Q.No. 28-30):
Read the below passage carefully and answer the questions:

Five roommates Ram, Shyam, Taru, Uma, and Veru each do one housekeeping
task mopping, sweeping, laundry, vacuuming, or dusting one day a week, Monday
through Friday.

a) Veru does not vacuum and does not do his task on Tuesday.
b) Shyam does the dusting, and does not do it on Monday or Friday.
c) The mopping is done on Thursday.
d) Teru does his task, which is not vacuuming, on Wednesday.
e) The laundry is done on Friday, and not by Uma.
f) Ram does his task on Monday.
28. What day does Uma do her task?
(i) Monday (ii) Tuesday (iii) Wednesday (iv) Thursday (v)Friday
29. Who does sweeping?
(i) Ram (ii) Taru (iii) Uma (iv) Veru (v) Cant be determined
30. What is Verus work?
(i) laundry (ii) sweeping (iii) mopping (iv) vacuuming (v) Cant be determined

Answer key: 1. (ii) 2. (i) 3. (iii) 4. (iii) 5. (iii) 6. (i) 7. (iv) 8. (i) 9. (iv) 10. (iii) 11. (iv)
12. (i) 13. (iv) 14. (i) 15. (iii) 16. (iv) 17. (iv) 18. (ii) 19. (i) 20. (iv) 21. (iv) 22. (ii)
23. (ii) 24. (iii) 25. (iv) 26. (ii) 27. (i) 28. (iv) 29. (ii) 30. (i)