**Directions (1-5): Study the given information and answer the following questions based on it.**

**S # F 5 & H @ 8 K M ! 3 $ © B C & 7 D % L 6 = P**

**Step I:** Each number which is immediately followed by a letter and immediately preceded by a symbol will be placed at the left end of the series in increasing order.

**Step II:** Each letter which is immediately followed by a symbol and immediately preceded by a letter in the series obtained after step I should be placed at the right end according to the English alphabetical order.

**Step III:** Each letter which is immediately followed by a symbol in series after step II, should be placed at the left end of the series according to English alphabetical order.

**Q1. How many elements in the series are immediately followed by a letter and immediately preceded by a number in the output obtained after implementing step III?**

(a) One

(b) Two

(c) Three

(d) Four

(e) None of the above

**Q2. How many elements in the series are immediately preceded by a symbol and immediately followed by a consonant in the output obtained after implementing step II?**

(a) One

(b) Two

(c) Three

(d) Four

(e) None of the above

**Q3. How many letters (in English alphabetical series) are there between the 1st letter from the right end and 3rd letter from the left end in the output obtained after implementing step I?**

(a) Six

(b) Ten

(c) Eleven

(d) Seven

(e) None of the above

**Q4. What is the sum of the element which is 12th from the left in step II and the element which is 11th from the right end in step III?**

(a) 8

(b) 6

(c) 9

(d) 10

(e) None of the above

**Q5. Which of the following element is 14th to the right of 6th element from the left end in step I?**

(a) D

(b) L

(c) %

(d) 6

(e) None of the above

**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 consonant and the last letter is a vowel, 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 vowel, then both are to be coded by the code for the first letter of the word.

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

(iv)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 coded as α.

**Q6.** What is the code for the word **‘MONEY’?**

(a) !*%!!

(b) !%*!!

(c) \*%!4

(d) 4*%!\

(e) None of the above

**Q7.** What is the code for the word **‘ACCESS’?**

(a) α5!52α

(b) α55!2α

(c) α5!25α

(d) α552!α

(e) None of the above

**Q8.** What is the code for the word **‘MODULE’?**

(a) \*7?#!

(b) !7*?# \

(c) !*7?# \

(d) !*?#7 \

(e) None of the above

**Q9.** What is the code for the word **‘AWAKE’?**

(a) @^@6!

(b) @^6@@

(c) @^@6@

(d) !^@6@

(e) None of the above

**Q10.** What is the code for the word **‘STOREY’?**

(a) 1!8*!!

(b) !8*1!!

(c) !*81!!

(d) !8*!1!

(e) None of the above

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

In the following questions, weight and height of some persons are represented by the symbols #, &, @, % and $ are used with the following meanings as illustrated below.

X#Y – Y is taller than X but lighter than X.

X@Y – Y is shorter than X but heavier than X.

X&Y – Y is just shorter than X.

X$Y – X is heavier than Y.

X%Y – X is shorter than only Y.

**Q11. If ‘N@A#M%R$M’ and R is not the heaviest. Who is the heaviest among the four persons?**

(a) R

(b) A

(c) N

(d) M

(e) None of the above

**Q12. If ‘F%A@G@M#K&G’ are related to each other such that the one, who is the tallest, is the second lightest person among all and K is not the lightest then which of the following statement is true?**

(a) G is the third tallest.

(b) M is the heaviest.

(c) G is the second tallest.

(d) A is the lightest.

(e) All are true

**Q13. If ‘A$B$C#D’ and ‘A#B&C’ are related to each other such that the given coded relation is true then which of the following person is the third shortest?**

(a) C

(b) A

(c) B

(d) Either C or A

(e) None of these

**Directions (14-15): Answer the questions based on the information given below.**

There are six towns with different population. Town N is more populated than Town M and L. Town Q is second most populated town. Town P which is more populated than at least two towns is less populated than town O which is not the third most populated town.

**Q14. Which is the least populated town?**

(a) M

(b) L

(c) P

(d) N

(e) Can’t be determined

**Q15. Which is the most populated town?**

(a) O

(b) L

(c) P

(d) N

(e) Can’t be determined

**Solutions**

**Solution (1-5):**

Given series: S # F 5 & H @ 8 K M ! 3 $ © B C & 7 D % L 6 = P

Step I: 7 8 S # F 5 & H @ K M ! 3 $ © B C & D % L 6 = P

Step II: 7 8 S # F 5 & H @ K ! 3 $ © B & D % L 6 = P C M

Step III: B D H K S 7 8 # F 5 & @ ! 3 $ © & % L 6 = P C M

**S1. Ans. (b)**

**S2. Ans. (b)**

**S3. Ans. (d)**

**S4. Ans. (b)**

**S5. Ans. (c)**

**S6. Ans. (a)**

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

**S7. Ans. (b)**

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

**S8. Ans. (c)**

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

**S9. Ans. (c)**

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

**S10. Ans. (b)**

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

**S11. Ans. (b)**

**Sol.** For weight: A > R/N> N/R > M or A > R > M > N

For height: R > M > N > A

**S12. Ans. (b)**

**Sol.** For weight: M > K/G > G/K > A > F

For height: A > F > K > G > M

**S13. Ans. (c)**

**Sol.** For weight: A > B > C > D

For height: D > B > C > A

**Solution (14-15):**

**Sol.** O > Q > N/P > P/N > L/M > M/L

**S14. Ans. (e)**

**S15. Ans. (a)**