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Study the following examples.


Direction (1 - 3): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions that follow:


Three men (Tom, Peter and Jack) and three women (Eliza, Anne and Karen) are spending

a few months at a hillside. They are to stay in a row of nine cottages, each one living in his or her own cottage. There are no others staying in the same row of houses.

1.    Anne, Tom and Jack do not want to stay in any cottage, which is at the end of the row.

2.    Eliza and Anne are unwilling to stay besides any occupied cottage..

3.    Karen is next to Peter and Jack.

4.    Between Anne and Jack's cottage there is just one vacant house.

5.    None of the girls occupy adjacent cottages.

6.    The house occupied by Tom is next to an end cottage.


1.            Which of the above statements can be said to have been derived from two other statements?

(a) Statement 1                          (b) Statement 2

(c) Statement 3               (d) Statement 5

(e) None of these

Ans.     (d)


2.            How many of them occupy cottages next to a vacant cottage?

(a) 2                              (b) 3         

(c) 4                              (d) 5

(e) None of these

Ans.     (c)


3.            Which among these statement(s) are true?

I.  Anne is between Eliza and Jack.

II. At the most four persons can have occupied cottages on either side of them.

III. Tom stays besides Peter.

(a) I only                       (b) II only

(c) I and III only             (d) II and III only

(e) None of these

Ans.     (c)


Direction (4 - 7): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions that follow:


An employee has been assigned the task of allotting offices to six of the staff members. The offices are numbered 1-6. The offices are arranged in a row and they are separated from each other by six foot high dividers. Hence voices, sounds and cigarette smoke flow easily from one office to another.

Miss Robert needs to use the telephone quite often throughout the day. Mr. Mike and Mr. Brown need adjacent offices as they need to consult each other often while working. Miss. Hardy, is a senior employee and has to be allotted the office number 5, having the biggest window. .

Mr. Donald requires silence in the offices next to his. Mr. Tim, Mr. Mike and Mr. Donald are all smokers. Miss Hardy finds tobacco smoke allergic and consecutively the offices next to hers to be occupied by non-smokers.

Unless specifically stated all the employees maintain an atmosphere of silence during office hours.


4.            The ideal candidate to occupy the office furthest from Mr. Brown would be:

(a) Miss Hardy                (b) Mr. Mike

(c) Mr. Tim                   (d) Mr. Donald

(e) None of these

Ans.     (d)


5.            The three employees who are smokers should be seated in the offices:

(a) 1, 2 and 4                 (b) 2, 3 and 6

(c) 1, 2 and 3                 (d) 1, 2 and 3

(e) None of these

Ans.     (d)


6.            The ideal office for Mr. Mike would be:

(a) 2                              (b) 6

(c) 1                              (d) 3

(e) None of these

Ans.     (d)


7.            In the event of what occurrence, within a period of one month since the assignment of the offices, would a request for a change in office be put forth by one or more employees?

(a) Mr. Donald quitting smoking

(b) The installation of a noisy teletype machine by Miss Hardy in her office

(c) Mr. Robert's needing silence in the office(s) next to her own

(d) Mr. Tim taking over the duties formerly taken care of by Miss. Robert

(e) None of these

Ans.     (d)


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