# PE 2 - Arrangements | LR - Arrangements

**Answer the next 5 questions based on the information given below.**

Eight people – Aakash, Bijoy, Chetan, Dinesh, Eshaan, Falguni, Gautam and Hardik - are standing in a straight line at equal intervals. Some of them are facing north while the others are facing south.

- Exactly four people are facing south.
- Eshaan is standing third to the left of Aakash.
- Falguni, who is standing next to only one person, is standing third to the right of Aakash.
- Gautam is not an immediate neighbour of Aakash.
- Chetan is standing next to 2 people facing north.
- One of the immediate neighbours of Eshaan is Dinesh, who is facing north.
- The immediate neighbours of Hardik are facing in opposite directions.
- Bijoy is the only one standing between Chetan and Falguni.
- Those who are standing at the corners face the same direction.

**PE 2 - Arrangements | LR - Arrangements**

Who is third to the left of Hardik?

- A.
Bijoy

- B.
Falguni

- C.
Chetan

- D.
Eshaan

- E.
Cannot be determined

Answer: Option A

**Explanation** :

We will address each person by the first letter of their name.

From (1): Since four people are facing south, the other 4 will be facing north.

From (9): Those who are standing at the corners face the same direction.

**∴ There are two cases: **

**Case 1**: Those who are standing at the corners face noth.

From (3): Falguni is standing next to only one person. Hence, Falguni is at one of the corners corner.

From (3): Falguni is standing third to the right of Aakash.

From (2): Eshaan is standing third to the left of Aakash.

There are two possibilites

From (8): Bijoy is standing exactly between Chetan and Falguni.

From (5): Chetan is standing next to 2 people facing north. This is only possible in case 1 (a).

Now we have 4 people who are facing north i.e.e, A, B, F and the one standing on extreme left. Hence, the remaining four people face south.

From (6): One of the immediate neighbours of Eshaan is Dinesh, who is facing north. Hence, Dinesh will be the one standing on extreme left.

From (7): The immediate neighbours of Hardik are facing in opposite directions. Hence, Hardik is standing next to Aakash.

Hence, Gautam is standing between Eshaan and Hardik.

∴ The final arrangement is:

**Case 2**: Those who are standing at the corners face south.

From (3): Falguni is standing next to only one person. Hence, Falguni is at one of the corners corner.

From (3): Falguni is standing third to the right of Aakash.

From (2): Eshaan is standing third to the left of Aakash.

There are two possibilites

From (8): Bijoy is standing exactly between Chetan and Falguni.

From (5): Chetan is standing next to 2 people facing north. This is only possible in case 2 (a).

From (6): One of the immediate neighbours of Eshaan is Dinesh, who is facing north. Hence, Dinesh be standing third from the left end.

From (7): The immediate neighbours of Hardik are facing in opposite directions.

There is no possibility of Hardik standing such that both his neighbours face opposite directions.

Hence case 2 is rejected.

∴ The only correct arrangement is case 1 (a):

H is facing south and the person third to the left of H is B.

Hence, option (a).

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**PE 2 - Arrangements | LR - Arrangements**

Which of the following statements is correct?

- A.
Hardik stands third to the left of Dinesh.

- B.
Aakash stands second to the right of Gautam.

- C.
Chetan stands third to the left of Falguni.

- D.
Bijoy stands third to the right of Hardik.

- E.
None of these

Answer: Option E

**Explanation** :

Consider the solution to the first question of this set.

None of these options is correct.

Hence, option (e).

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**PE 2 - Arrangements | LR - Arrangements**

Which of these pairs faces south?

- A.
Dinesh and Eshaan

- B.
Gautam and Aakash

- C.
Aakash and Bijoy

- D.
Chetan and Bijoy

- E.
Chetan and Gautam

Answer: Option E

**Explanation** :

Consider the solution to the first question.

Among the given pairs, only Chetan and Gautam face south.

Hence, option (e).

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**PE 2 - Arrangements | LR - Arrangements**

How many people are standing between Dinesh and Bijoy?

- A.
2

- B.
3

- C.
4

- D.
5

- E.
Cannot be determined

Answer: Option D

**Explanation** :

Consider the solution to the first question of this set.

There are five people (EGHAC) between Dinesh and Bijoy.

Hence, option (d).

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**PE 2 - Arrangements | LR - Arrangements**

Four of the five pairs below are similar in a certain way and hence form a group. Which pair does not belong to the group?

- A.
Dinesh and Falguni

- B.
Dinesh and Hardik

- C.
Falguni and Aakash

- D.
Falguni and Bijoy

- E.
Dinesh and Gautam

Answer: Option A

**Explanation** :

Consider the solution to the first question of this set.

Among the given pairs, Dinesh and Falguni are both at the corners. In the other pairs, one person is not at the corners.

Hence, option (a).

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**Answer the next 5 questions based on the information given below.**

Eight persons – A, B, C, D, P, Q, R and S – are working with eight different IT companies among ICICI, City Union, UCO, SBI, Canara, PNB, IDBI and HDFC, are sitting around a circular table, facing the centre, not necessarily in the same order.

Following information is known about them.

- A works neither with IDBI nor with PNB.
- The person who works with IDBI is second to the left of the person who works with Canara.
- R is sitting second to the right of the person working with PNB.
- S and C are not sitting together.
- B is third to the left of the person who works with SBI.
- D and R are the neighbours of the person working with City Union.
- The person who works with ICICI is second to the left of D.
- C works neither with Canara nor with HDFC.
- P works with UCO and is adjacent to the person who works with SBI.
- There are two persons sitting between the person working with City Union and Q.
- Q and S are not neighbours.
- D works with SBI.

**PE 2 - Arrangements | LR - Arrangements**

Who sits to the immediate right of C?

- A.
The person working with PNB.

- B.
The person working with Canara.

- C.
The person working with SBI.

- D.
Cannot be determined.

Answer: Option A

**Explanation** :

Let us draw the arrangement in the following order.

From (12): D works with SBI.

From (6): D and R are the neighbours of the person working with City Union.

From (3): R is sitting second to the right of the person working with PNB.

From (7): The person who works with ICICI is second to the left of D.

From (5): B is third to the left of the person who works with SBI.

From (9): P works with UCO and is adjacent to the person who works with SBI.

We can make the following arrangement:

From (2): The person who works with IDBI is second to the left of the person who works with Canara.

This is possible only when B works with Canara.

From (4) and (11): S and C are not sitting together, also, S and Q are not sitting together.

This means one of S, C or Q works with City Union.

From (1): A works neither with IDBI nor with PNB.

This means A work either with HDFC or City Union. But one of S, C or Q works with City Union. Hence, A works with HDFC.

Now since, S is not adjacent to either C or Q, S has to work with City Union.

From (10): There are two persons sitting between the person working with City Union and Q.

Hence, Q works with PNB and C works with IDBI.

∴ The final arrangement is:

The person sitting immediately to the right of C is Q who works with PNB.

Hence, option (a).

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**PE 2 - Arrangements | LR - Arrangements**

Three of the following four are a like in a certain pattern based on the given information and so form a group. Find the one which does not belong to that group.

- A.
Q, S

- B.
Q, P

- C.
C, R

- D.
A, B

Answer: Option B

**Explanation** :

Consider the solution to first question of this set.

Option (a): S is sitting two places to the right of Q.

Option (b): P is sitting two places to the left of Q.

Option (c): R is sitting two places to the right of C.

Option (d): B is sitting two places to the right of A.

In options (a), (c) and (d), the second person is sitting two places to the right of first person. This is not the case in option (b).

Hence, option (b).

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**PE 2 - Arrangements | LR - Arrangements**

Which of the following pair is neighbours of the person who is working with HDFC?

- A.
S, Q

- B.
B, R

- C.
P, B

- D.
P, C

Answer: Option D

**Explanation** :

Consider the solution to first question of this set.

P and C are the neighbours of the person who is working with HDFC.

Hence, option (d).

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