**Directions (1-5): Read the following arrangement of symbols, letters, and numbers carefully and answer the questions based on it.**

**U & 7 R 4 6 V # @ B 9 L M C ! 1 D 5 L P $ 8 W T 7 @ 3**

Step I: All the symbols which are immediately followed by a number will be placed from the extreme left end in the same order.

Step II: If a number is immediately followed by a letter, then such numbers are placed from the extreme right end in the increasing order.

Step III: The first twelve elements of the arrangement from the left end are placed from the extreme right end in the same order.

Note: Step II is performed after the completion of Step I, similarly, Step III is performed after the completion of Step II.

**Q1. How many elements are between # and W in step I?**

(a) 8

(b) 14

(c) 12

(d) 10

(e) None of the above

**Q2. Which element is 9th to the left of the 20th element from the left end after applying step II?**

(a) L

(b) @

(c) B

(d) #

(e) None of the above

**Q3. What is the sum of the even numbers occurring between ‘U’ and ‘D’ in step I?**

(a) 20

(b) 15

(c) 18

(d) 17

(e) None of the above

**Q4. Which of the following pairs of elements will be there at the leftmost and rightmost places in step III respectively?**

(a) M and L

(b) M and B

(c) L and M

(d) C and B

(e) None of the above

**Q5. How many such symbol(s) are there in step II which are followed by symbol and preceded by an alphabet?**

(a) Two

(b) Three

(c) One

(d) Four

(e) None of these

**Directions (6-10): In each of the questions given below, a group of letters is given followed by some combinations of numbers/symbols. You have to find out which of the given combination correctly represents the group of letters based on the numbers/symbols codes and the conditions given below. If none of the given combinations represents the group of letters correctly, give (E) i.e., none of these as the answer.**

**Condition for coding the group letters:**

(i) If the first letter is a vowel and the last letter is a consonant, the codes for the first and the last letter are to be interchanged.

(ii) If the first, as well as the last letter, is a consonant, then both are to be coded by the code for the second letter of the word.

(iii) If the first, as well as the last letter, is vowel, then both are to be coded by the code for the first letter.

(iv)If the first letter is a consonant and the last letter is a vowel, the codes for the first and the last letter are to be coded as €.

**Q6. Find the code for ‘QAXTLN’?**

(a) &&*8#&

(b) 2&*8#5

(c) 5&*#85

(d) &&8*#&

(e) None of the above

**Q7. Find the code for ‘CXHNI’?**

(a) €4*5€

(b) €*45€

(c) +*45$

(d) +*54$

(e) None of the above

**Q8. Find the code for ‘AWCKNP’?**

(a) &3+<5@

(b) &+3<5@

(c) @3+<5&

(d) @3+5<&

(e) None of the above

**Q9. Find the code for ‘IMBRQA’?**

(a) $\7-2$

(b) $\7-2&

(c) &7\-2&

(d) $\-72$

(e) None of the above

**Q10. Which of the following word is coded as ‘+%*8#$’?**

(a) IXYTLC

(b) IYXLTC

(c) IYXTLC

(d) CYXTLI

(e) None of these

**Directions (11-13): Answer the questions based on the information given below.**

A % B – A is north of B.

A#B – A is south of B.

A@B – A is east of B.

A$ B – A is west of B.

A*B-A is south west of B.

A€ QR-A is south east of B.

A certain number of persons are sitting at some distance.

**P is 5m%Q. R is 3m@Q. R is 12m#S. T is 9m@S. T%V. U is 13m* T. U@R. V@U.**

**Q11. What is the shortest distance between point U and V?**

(a) 5m

(b) 4m

(c) 6m

(d) 7m

(e) Can’t be determined

**Q12. What is the shortest distance between point P and V?**

(a) 10m

(b) 12m

(c) 13m

(d) 14m

(e) Can’t be determined

**Q13. What is the direction of point R with respect to point T?**

(a) South-west

(b) South-east

(c) North-west

(d) North-east

(e) None of these

**Directions (14-15): Study the information below and answer the following questions.**

M3& N M is 5m in the east of N.

M4* N M is 6m in the west of N.

M6+N M is 8m in the south of N.

M8%N M is 10m in the north of N.

**F7%G, E2%C, B1*A, H2& F, C8 *G, D 4&E, D 3+ A**

**Q14. What is the shortest distance between point A and F?**

(a) 3m

(b) 4m

(c) 6m

(d) 7m

(e) None of these

**Q15. What is the direction of point H with respect to point C?**

(a) South-west

(b) South-east

(c) East

(d) North-east

(e) None of these

**Solutions**

**Solution (1-5):**

**Sol.** Given series – U & 7 R 4 6 V # @ B 9 L M C ! 1 D 5 L P $ 8 W T 7 @ 3

Step I: & ! $ @ U 7 R 4 6 V # @ B 9 L M C 1 D 5 L P 8 W T 7 3

Step II: & ! $ @ U R 4 V # @ B L M C D L P W T 7 3 1 5 6 7 8 9

Step III: M C D L P W T 7 3 1 5 6 7 8 9 & ! $ @ U R 4 V # @ B L

**S1. Ans. (c)**

**S2. Ans. (c)**

**S3. Ans. (d)**

**S4. Ans. (a)**

**S5. Ans. (c)**

**S6. Ans. (a)**

**Sol.** Condition (ii) is applied.

**S7. Ans. (b)**

**Sol.** Condition (iv) is applied.

**S8. Ans. (c)**

**Sol.** Condition (i) is applied.

**S9. Ans. (a)**

**Sol.** Condition (iii) is applied.

**S10. Ans. (c)**

**Sol.** Condition (i) is applied.

**Solution (11-13):**

**Sol. **

**S11. Ans. (a)**

**S12. Ans. (c)**

**S13. Ans. (a)**

**Solution (14-15):**

**Sol.**

After decoding, F is 9m north of G, E is 4m north of C, B is 3m west of A, H is 4m east of F, C is 10m west of G, D is 6m east of E, D is 5m south of A.

**S14. Ans. (b)**

**S15. Ans. (d)**