**Directions (1-5): Study the following series carefully & answer the questions:**

**E 7 & S 4 6 T # @ C 9 M N 1 ! D F 5 L Q $ X 8**

**Q1. If all the symbols are dropped, then which element will be second to the right of eighth element from left end?**

(a) 9

(b) M

(c) N

(d) 1

(e) D

**Q2. How many symbols lies between 2nd number from left end and 2nd number from right end?**

(a) 5

(b) 4

(c) 3

(d) 2

(e) 1

**Q3. If all the numbers are dropped, then which element will be second to the left of twelfth element from left end?**

(a) !

(b) 1

(c) D

(d) 5

(e) None of the above

**Q4. How many such consonants are in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately preceded by a vowel or immediately followed by a symbol but not both? **

(a) None

(b) One

(c) Two

(d) Three

(e) Four

**Q5. How many such consonants are in the above arrangement, each of which is immediately followed by a vowel but not immediately preceded by a number?**

(a) None

(b) Two

(c) Three

(d) Four

(e) Five

**Solutions**

**Solutions (1-5):**

**S1. Ans. (c)**

**Sol.** After dropping symbols: E 7 S 4 6 T C 9 M N 1 D F 5 L Q X 8.

So, N will be second to the right of eighth element from left end. Hence, option (c) is correct answer.

**S2. Ans. (c)**

**Sol.** There are three symbols between 2nd number from left end and 2nd number from right end.

**S3. Ans. (a)**

**Sol.** After dropping numbers: E & S T # @ C M N ! D F L Q $ X

So, ! will be second to the left of twelfth element from left end. Hence, option (a) is correct answer.

**S4. Ans. (c)**

**Sol.** Given Series – E 7 & S 4 6 T # @ C 9 M N 1 ! D F 5 L Q $ X 8

So, there are two consonants T and Q.

**S5. Ans. (a)**

**Sol.** Given Series – E 7 & S 4 6 T # @ C 9 M N 1 ! D F 5 L Q $ X 8

So, there is no consonant.