**Directions (1-2): Answer the following questions based on the information given below. **

Eight friends P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, and W have different heights.

“x#@ A” means n friends are shorter than A, where n = 0, 1, 2, 3 and so on.

“x@# A” means n friends are taller than A, where n = 0, 1, 2, 3 and so on.

“@# B A” means B is just shorter than A.

“AP@#” means A is taller than P.

“BA #@” means B is just taller than A.

**5 #@ V; 4 @# Q; SU @#; QS #@; RW #@: PT @#**

**Q1. Who among the following is the shortest friend?**

(a) T

(b) U

(c) P

(d) W

(e) Can’t be determined

**Q2. How many persons are shorter than P?**

(a) One

(b) Two

(c) Three

(d) Four

(e) Can’t be determined

**Directions (3-5): Answer the questions based on the information given below. **

Seven persons M, N, O, P, Q, R and T joined a company on different dates. Each of them has different salaries. Only T joined before R. The first person who joined the company has the third highest salary. O joined before P but not immediately before P. N joined before Q, such that at most two persons joined after N. P is not the fifth person to join the company. O’s salary is more than T. M’s salary is just more than O’s salary. Q’s salary is twice of N’s salary whose salary is 1/4th of P’s salary. N’s salary is not the lowest. Number of persons joined between T and M is equal to the number of persons joined between N and O.

**Q3. Who is the third person to join the company?**

(a) O

(b) M

(c) N

(d) P

(e) Can’t be determined

**Q4. Who among the following joined the company before the one whose salary is third lowest?**

I. P

II. M

III. T

(a) Only I

(b) Only II and III

(c) Only I and II

(d) Only III

(e) All I, II and III

**Q5. Who has highest salary?**

(a) T

(b) M

(c) N

(d) P

(e) None of these

**Directions (6-10): Answer the following question based on the information given below.**

There are 17 shelves in one of the rack in a library. Out of these seventeen shelves only 5 shelves are vacant. Raman placed different books which are marked by their initials and sone are of different colors, on these shelves. The following instructions are left behind by the librarian for Raman.

Note: No two adjacent shelves are vacant. So, if 2nd shelf is vacant then both the 1st shelf and the 3rd shelf are not vacant. If there are ‘n’ number of books between two books, then there may or may not be a vacant shelf in between them.

A is in the 5th shelf. Red colored book is on the 1st shelf. Green colored book is on the 17th shelf. There are two books between A and B which is of pink color. B is above A such that shelf which is immediately below the B and immediate above A is not vacant. The book which is of blue color is kept three shelves above B. There is no vacant shelf between B and the shelf which has blue colored book. The odd numbered shelf just above the shelf which has blue colored book, is vacant. As many shelves are above C as below D. D which is of black color is below C. Neither C nor D is on an even numbered shelf. E which is of cyan color is kept on the shelf which is immediately below F which is of white color. F is neither on an even numbered shelf nor below B. G is on one of the prime numbered shelves. There are no books between J and I such that J is below I. G is above J and there are two vacant shelves between G and J. Number of vacant shelves and the number of books between G and J is same. The number of non-vacant shelves below J is not an odd number.

**Q6. How many shelves are below the shelf, which is immediately below shelf which has J?**

(a) 11

(b) 9

(c) 10

(d) 8

(e) None of these

**Q7. Which of the following combination of shelf number and initials of book are correct?**

I. 15, C

II. 9, B

III. 13, I

IV. 10, E

(a) Only I, II and IV

(b) Only II, III and IV

(c) Only II and IV

(d) Only I and III

(e) None of these

**Q8. How many non-vacant shelves are between the book which is immediately below I and A?**

(a) Three

(b) Five

(c) Seven

(d) Ten

(e) None of these

**Q9. What is the sum of the shelf number of J and D?**

(a) 15

(b) 17

(c) 21

(d) 24

(e) None of these

**Q10. If Raman places one more book with initial H, such that there is one book between E and H then how many books are there between H and F?**

(a) One

(b) Three

(c) Two

(d) Five

(e) Six

**Directions (11-15): Answer the following question based on the information given below.**

There are nine people P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W and X who had their birthday in three different months i.e., January, April and July and on three different dates i.e., 10th, 20th and 30th of each month. They all are born in three different families with different surname i.e., Smith, Paul and Gaur. Only three people are born in same family with same surname. In one month only one person is born with one surname of the family.

R is born in a month which has 30 days. Only one person is born between R and Q but both R and Q are not born in same month. Q is born before R. Two people are born between Q and X. W is born immediately before R and both are born in same family with surname Gaur. V and S are born on same date and both are born in the same family with surname Paul. V is born before S but after P. U is born immediately before T in the same month. Only P, X and U belong to the same family with same surname. W and T have same surname.

**Q11. Who among the following is born on 20th April?**

(a) X

(b) Q

(c) T

(d) P

(e) None of these

**Q12. Who among the following is born immediately after V?**

(a) Q

(b) T

(c) U

(d) R

(e) None of these

**Q13. Which of the following statement is true?**

(a) The surname of W is Smith

(b) S is born in April month

(c) P is born in a family with surname Paul

(d) The surname of T is Gaur

(e) None of the above

**Q14. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence form a group as per the given arrangement. Which of the following does not belong to that group?**

(a) P is related to Smith

(b) V is related to Paul

(c) U is related to Smith

(d) W is related to Gaur

(e) T is related to Smith

**Q15. Who among the following is born on 30th July?**

(a) U

(b) R

(c) P

(d) S

(e) None of these

**Solutions**

**Solution (1-2):**

**Sol. R > W > V > P > Q > S > U/T > T/U**

**S1. Ans. (e)**

**S2. Ans. (d)**

**Solution (3-5):**

**Sol.** According to Salary: M > O > T > P > Q > N > R

According to joining: T > R > M > O > N > Q > P

**S3. Ans. (b)**

**S4. Ans. (b)**

**S5. Ans. (b)**

**Solution (6-10):**

**Sol. **

**S6. Ans. (c)**

**S7. Ans. (a)**

**S8. Ans. (b)**

**S9. Ans. (a)**

**S10. Ans. (c)**

**Solution (11-15):**

**Sol. **

**S11. Ans. (a)**

**S12. Ans. (c)**

**S13. Ans. (d)**

**S14. Ans. (e)**

**S15. Ans. (d)**