# LR - Arrangements - Previous Year CAT/MBA Questions

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

In Gargi’s family there are 7 members A, B, C, D, E, F and G other than her consisting of Mother, Father, Brother, Sister, Uncle, Grandfather and Grandmother. They are Doctor, Professor, Director, Actor, Minister, Business Person and Artist by profession not necessarily in the same order. Gargi is a Manager of a leading restaurant and invites the family to her restaurant having round tables for seating to have dinner. The family members select a table for dinner while Gargi is on duty.

Few other details are :

(a) The mother and father do not sit together.

(b) C is seated on the immediate left of Professor and A sits with B.

(c) The artist is either the sister or grandmother and sits to the immediate right of Father.

(d) The grandmother is seated on the immediate left of D who is an actor.

(e) G who is an artist sits with the Business person, F who is a female.

(f) E sits one place away to the left of Director.

(g) There is one family member between Grandmother and C who is a Director.

(h) Father is a doctor and sits between Professor and Sister.

(i) Brother is not a Professor and sits with Grandmother.

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If C is the Uncle, then Professor is :

- A.
Grandfather

- B.
A

- C.
B

- D.
Mother

Answer: Option A

**Explanation** :

The seat numbers on the dining table can be defined as below:

From b - if C is seated on seat no.5, then the one who is a professor is on the seat no. 6.

From f, g and d - C is a Director and E sits second to the left of C. Also, there is one person between C and Grandmother of Gargi. Therefore, Grandmother can be at seat no. 3 i.e. E or at seat no. 7.

The Grandmother is seated to the immediate left of D who is a actor. So, there are two cases possible here:

If Grand mother is at seat no. 3, then D is at seat no. 4(CASE I ) and

If the Grandmother is at seat no. 7, the D is at seat no. 1(CASE II)

From h - Father, who is a doctor is between Professor and Sister of Gargi.

In Case II where Grandmother is at seat no. 7, the two neighbours of Professor are C(Director) and Grandmother. So in this case Father(Doctor) can't be between professor and a sister. So Case II gets eliminated.

Therefore, Grandmother is at seat no. 3 i.e. E is a Grandmother and D is at seat no. 4. Also, Father is at seat no. 7 and sister of Gargi is at seat no. 1.

From c and g - G, an artist is a sister of Gargi and is at seat no. 1. F, who is a Business person is at seat no. 2. As there are on three females in Gargi's family i.e. Mother, Sister and Grandmother and as G is a sister and E is a Grandmother of Gargi, therefore F is a Mother of Gargi.

So D is an actor is a Brother of Gargi.

Therefore the arrangement will be:

Seat no. 1 - G/Artist/Sister

Seat no. 2 - F/Business Person/Mother

Seat no. 3 - E/Minister/Grand Mother

Seat no. 4 - D/Actor/Brother

Seat no. 5 - C/Director/Grandfather or Uncle

Seat no. 6 - A or B/Professor/Grandfather or Uncle

Seat no. 7 - A or B/ Doctor/ Father

Therefore,if C is a Uncle, then Professor is a Grandfather.

Hence, option 1

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How many minimum/ least number of people are between the Business person and Professor ?

- A.
3

- B.
2

- C.
4

- D.
1

Answer: Option B

**Explanation** :

The seat numbers on the dining table can be defined as below:

From b - if C is seated on seat no.5, then the one who is a professor is on the seat no. 6.

From f, g and d - C is a Director and E sits second to the left of C. Also, there is one person between C and Grandmother of Gargi. Therefore, Grandmother can be at seat no. 3 i.e. E or at seat no. 7.

The Grandmother is seated to the immediate left of D who is a actor. So, there are two cases possible here:

If Grand mother is at seat no. 3, then D is at seat no. 4(CASE I ) and

If the Grandmother is at seat no. 7, the D is at seat no. 1(CASE II)

From h - Father, who is a doctor is between Professor and Sister of Gargi.

In Case II where Grandmother is at seat no. 7, the two neighbours of Professor are C(Director) and Grandmother. So in this case Father(Doctor) can't be between professor and a sister. So Case II gets eliminated.

Therefore, Grandmother is at seat no. 3 i.e. E is a Grandmother and D is at seat no. 4. Also, Father is at seat no. 7 and sister of Gargi is at seat no. 1.

From c and g - G, an artist is a sister of Gargi and is at seat no. 1. F, who is a Business person is at seat no. 2. As there are on three females in Gargi's family i.e. Mother, Sister and Grandmother and as G is a sister and E is a Grandmother of Gargi, therefore F is a Mother of Gargi.

So D is an actor is a Brother of Gargi.

Therefore the arrangement will be:

Seat no. 1 - G/Artist/Sister

Seat no. 2 - F/Business Person/Mother

Seat no. 3 - E/Minister/Grand Mother

Seat no. 4 - D/Actor/Brother

Seat no. 5 - C/Director/Grandfather or Uncle

Seat no. 6 - A or B/Professor/Grandfather or Uncle

Seat no. 7 - A or B/ Doctor/ Father

Minimum number of family members between Business person and Professor are 2.

Hence, option 2.

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**IIFT 2019 LRDI | LR - Arrangements**

If B is a Doctor, then who is A ?

- A.
Father

- B.
Uncle

- C.
Professor

- D.
Mother

Answer: Option C

**Explanation** :

The seat numbers on the dining table can be defined as below:

From b - if C is seated on seat no.5, then the one who is a professor is on the seat no. 6.

From f, g and d - C is a Director and E sits second to the left of C. Also, there is one person between C and Grandmother of Gargi. Therefore, Grandmother can be at seat no. 3 i.e. E or at seat no. 7.

The Grandmother is seated to the immediate left of D who is a actor. So, there are two cases possible here:

If Grand mother is at seat no. 3, then D is at seat no. 4(CASE I ) and

If the Grandmother is at seat no. 7, the D is at seat no. 1(CASE II)

From h - Father, who is a doctor is between Professor and Sister of Gargi.

In Case II where Grandmother is at seat no. 7, the two neighbours of Professor are C(Director) and Grandmother. So in this case Father(Doctor) can't be between professor and a sister. So Case II gets eliminated.

Therefore, Grandmother is at seat no. 3 i.e. E is a Grandmother and D is at seat no. 4. Also, Father is at seat no. 7 and sister of Gargi is at seat no. 1.

From c and g - G, an artist is a sister of Gargi and is at seat no. 1. F, who is a Business person is at seat no. 2. As there are on three females in Gargi's family i.e. Mother, Sister and Grandmother and as G is a sister and E is a Grandmother of Gargi, therefore F is a Mother of Gargi.

So D is an actor is a Brother of Gargi.

Therefore the arrangement will be:

Seat no. 1 - G/Artist/Sister

Seat no. 2 - F/Business Person/Mother

Seat no. 3 - E/Minister/Grand Mother

Seat no. 4 - D/Actor/Brother

Seat no. 5 - C/Director/Grandfather or Uncle

Seat no. 6 - A or B/Professor/Grandfather or Uncle

Seat no. 7 - A or B/ Doctor/ Father

if B is a Doctor, the A is a Professor.

Hence, option 3.

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**IIFT 2019 LRDI | LR - Arrangements**

Who sits three places to the right of Mother ?

- A.
Director

- B.
Uncle

- C.
Grandfather

- D.
Brother

Answer: Option A

**Explanation** :

The seat numbers on the dining table can be defined as below:

From b - if C is seated on seat no.5, then the one who is a professor is on the seat no. 6.

From f, g and d - C is a Director and E sits second to the left of C. Also, there is one person between C and Grandmother of Gargi. Therefore, Grandmother can be at seat no. 3 i.e. E or at seat no. 7.

The Grandmother is seated to the immediate left of D who is a actor. So, there are two cases possible here:

If Grand mother is at seat no. 3, then D is at seat no. 4(CASE I ) and

If the Grandmother is at seat no. 7, the D is at seat no. 1(CASE II)

From h - Father, who is a doctor is between Professor and Sister of Gargi.

In Case II where Grandmother is at seat no. 7, the two neighbours of Professor are C(Director) and Grandmother. So in this case Father(Doctor) can't be between professor and a sister. So Case II gets eliminated.

Therefore, Grandmother is at seat no. 3 i.e. E is a Grandmother and D is at seat no. 4. Also, Father is at seat no. 7 and sister of Gargi is at seat no. 1.

From c and g - G, an artist is a sister of Gargi and is at seat no. 1. F, who is a Business person is at seat no. 2. As there are on three females in Gargi's family i.e. Mother, Sister and Grandmother and as G is a sister and E is a Grandmother of Gargi, therefore F is a Mother of Gargi.

So D is an actor is a Brother of Gargi.

Therefore the arrangement will be:

Seat no. 1 - G/Artist/Sister

Seat no. 2 - F/Business Person/Mother

Seat no. 3 - E/Minister/Grand Mother

Seat no. 4 - D/Actor/Brother

Seat no. 5 - C/Director/Grandfather or Uncle

Seat no. 6 - A or B/Professor/Grandfather or Uncle

Seat no. 7 - A or B/ Doctor/ Father

Director sits third to the left of Mother.

Hence, option 1.

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

A group of students A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H and I visit Sheesh Mahal in Jaipur and play a game of standing in a horizontal line in front of a mirror as per the directions seen in the reflection. The group consists of four girls and five boys and none of the boys are at the extreme end positions. All the boys stand together with no girl in between. A takes the lead and stands in the centre to give directions as per those seen in the reflection. Some other directions which A gives are :

(a) G is on the extreme left while A is to the immediate left of D.

(b) C stands one place to the right of A and is not a girl.

(c) H is second to the left of B and to the immediate right of G.

(d) E is not on the extreme ends and is not a girl.

(e) B always stands between two boys.

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Which of the following statement is always true ?

- A.
F and I are girls

- B.
E is a boy but A is a girl

- C.
A and E stand together

- D.
C and I stand together

Answer: Option A

**Explanation** :

Starting from the left, the positions are:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

A is the one who starts the game by standing in the middle i.e. at position 5.

As, all the directions are seen in mirror and the arrangement is done accordingly, therefore each instruction given will be interpreted in the opposite way.

For example if instruction says that A is third to the right of B, then A will be positioned third to the left of B.

From A - G is on the extreme right end i.e. on position no. 9 and D is on the immediate left of A i.e. on position no. 4.

From B - C is on the position no. 3 and is a boy.

From C - H is second to the right of B and on the immediate left of G i.e. H is at position no. 8 and B is at position no. 6.

From E - The person to the immediate left of B i.e. A and immediate right of B, both are boys.

As C is a boy and person to the immediate right of B is also a boy (who is fourth to the right of C) and as mentioned in the given instructions that all five boys are together with no girls in middle, so from position 3 to 7 all are boys.

From D - As E is not a girl and is not at extreme ends, therefore the only place possible for E is position no. 7.

Therefore as per the above explanation, the Arrangement will be

I/F I/F C D A B E H G

So, as per the given explanation the only statement that is true is F and I are girls.

Hence, option 1.

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Who is three places to the right of A considering A’s direction sense and not that of the reflection ?

- A.
F

- B.
I

- C.
H

- D.
E

Answer: Option C

**Explanation** :

Starting from the left, the positions are:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

A is the one who starts the game by standing in the middle i.e. at position 5.

As, all the directions are seen in mirror and the arrangement is done accordingly, therefore each instruction given will be interpreted in the opposite way.

For example if instruction says that A is third to the right of B, then A will be positioned third to the left of B.

From A - G is on the extreme right end i.e. on position no. 9 and D is on the immediate left of A i.e. on position no. 4.

From B - C is on the position no. 3 and is a boy.

From C - H is second to the right of B and on the immediate left of G i.e. H is at position no. 8 and B is at position no. 6.

From E - The person to the immediate left of B i.e. A and immediate right of B, both are boys.

As C is a boy and person to the immediate right of B is also a boy (who is fourth to the right of C) and as mentioned in the given instructions that all five boys are together with no girls in middle, so from position 3 to 7 all are boys.

From D - As E is not a girl and is not at extreme ends, therefore the only place possible for E is position no. 7.

Therefore as per the above explanation, the Arrangement will be

I/F I/F C D A B E H G

the H is third to the right of A.

Hence, option 3

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If there are two students between F and D, then I as per reflection is :

- A.
On the extreme right

- B.
Immediate left of D

- C.
Immediate right of C

- D.
Four places to the right of A

Answer: Option C

**Explanation** :

Starting from the left, the positions are:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

A is the one who starts the game by standing in the middle i.e. at position 5.

As, all the directions are seen in mirror and the arrangement is done accordingly, therefore each instruction given will be interpreted in the opposite way.

For example if instruction says that A is third to the right of B, then A will be positioned third to the left of B.

From A - G is on the extreme right end i.e. on position no. 9 and D is on the immediate left of A i.e. on position no. 4.

From B - C is on the position no. 3 and is a boy.

From C - H is second to the right of B and on the immediate left of G i.e. H is at position no. 8 and B is at position no. 6.

From E - The person to the immediate left of B i.e. A and immediate right of B, both are boys.

As C is a boy and person to the immediate right of B is also a boy (who is fourth to the right of C) and as mentioned in the given instructions that all five boys are together with no girls in middle, so from position 3 to 7 all are boys.

From D - As E is not a girl and is not at extreme ends, therefore the only place possible for E is position no. 7.

Therefore as per the above explanation, the Arrangement will be

I/F I/F C D A B E H G

I is on the immediate right of C as per the reflection.

Hence, option 3.

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**Answer the following question based on the information given below.**

Eight officers of Indian Trade Service meet for a cup of coffee at coffee point. The officers P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W are seated in a circle and discuss issues related to Trade in Series, Trade in Intellectual Property Rights, Investments, Tariffs, Remedies, Standards, Trade Facilitation and Subsidies not necessarily in the same order. An MBA student sitting on the next table overheads the discussion and ranks the issues as per their importance from 1 to 8. Not two officers can have the same position. Additional information available is:

- P is sitting to the immediate left of S and the officer opposite to S discusses issues pertaining to Remedies.
- U's issues is ranked 7th and there is one officer between U and the officer whose issue is ranked 2nd .
- The officer whose issue is ranked 1 is not opposite to the officer whose issue is ranked 8 who represent issues related to Investments.
- The ranks of the issues raised by the officers sitting opposite to each other cannot be both even or both odd.
- The officer discussing issues related to Trade in Services is sitting opposite to T. T is sitting at a gap of one place from p.
- R is sitting opposite to Q and represent issues related to standards and Trade in Intellectual Property Rights not necessarily in the same order.
- P's issue was ranked 4th and he was discussing issues related to Tariffs and sits opposite to the officer ranked 5th who represents issues related to Subsidies.
- The officers representing issues related to Trade in Services and Trade Facilitation are sitting adjacent to each other.

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Which officer discusses Remedies and what is its rank?

- A.
P-4

- B.
S-1

- C.
U-7

- D.
V-5

Answer: Option C

**Explanation** :

R and Q are opposite to each other and T is one place away from P. Thus one among R and Q is sitting to the immediate left of P. Now using v and viii, the position of T and the officers who discussed Trade in Services and Trade Facilitation can be determined and T’s issue is related to Investments.

Using conditions ii and iv, U’s issue has to be Remedies. One among, Standards and Trade is Intellectual Property Rights has the rank 2nd. The rank of the issue of Trade Facilitation must be 6th.

U – 7.

Hence, option 3.

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**IIFT 2018 LR | LR - Arrangements**

If the officer V is to the immediate right of the officer representing Trade Facilitation, then the officer 4th to the right of V discusses which issue?

- A.
Tariffs

- B.
Remedies

- C.
Subsidies

- D.
Investments

Answer: Option D

**Explanation** :

Consider the solution to first question of this set.

Investments.

Hence, option 4.

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**IIFT 2018 LR | LR - Arrangements**

Which possible issues can be represented by W?

- A.
Standards-Trade in Intellectual Property Rights

- B.
Subsidies-Standards

- C.
Trade in Services-Subsidies

- D.
Trade in Services-Trade in Intellectual Property Rights-Subsidies

Answer: Option C

**Explanation** :

Consider the solution to first question of this set.

Trades in Services – Subsidies.

Hence, option 3.

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**IIFT 2018 LR | LR - Arrangements**

The officer to the 4th right to the officer discussing the issues related to Remedies, is discussing which issue?

- A.
Trade in Intellectual Property Rights

- B.
Trade Facilitation

- C.
Investments

- D.
Subsidies

Answer: Option B

**Explanation** :

Consider the solution to first question of this set.

Trade Facilitation.

Hence, option 2.

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**Answer the following question based on the information given below.**

Based on the figure given below, the relationship of the terms to the terms to the right of :: is same as that on the left. Find the missing terms.

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GHF : CDB :: EFD : ?

- A.
ABJ

- B.
CBD

- C.
IJH

- D.
AJB

Answer: Option A

**Explanation** :

In all four questions here, the analogy is to be based on the figure rather than the numerical relation between the letters.

The first term in both cases (i.e. GHF and CDB) is a triangle in clockwise sequence.

The second term in the first pair is obtained by going anticlockwise from G and selecting the second vertex similar to G (i.e. skip E and select C). Now, CDB is again a triangle in clockwise order. Using this logic, start from E and go anticlockwise. Skip C and select A. Now, the triangle in clockwise order is ABJ.

Hence, option 1.

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**IIFT 2016 LRDI | LR - Arrangements**

HNP : PDA :: DLP : ?

- A.
CDP

- B.
PJG

- C.
PHE

- D.
PME

Answer: Option B

**Explanation** :

The first term in both cases (HNP and DLP) form approximate right triangles in anti-clockwise directions. Hence, their shape is the same.

Considering the shape that PDA forms, the only options that follow this shape are PJG or PHE.

However, observe in the first pair that in HNP and PDA; D is the second vertex on the pentagon after H, going anti-clockwise.

Consider DLP. The second vertex on the pentagon after D, going anti-clockwise, is J.

Hence, the term should be PJ_. Only PJG satisfies this condition.

Hence, option 2.

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AKJO : IOHN :: ? : CLBK

- A.
LDME

- B.
EMGH

- C.
EMDL

- D.
CLDM

Answer: Option C

**Explanation** :

Observe that AKJO and IOHN have the same shape, and I is the next vertex after A, going anti-clockwise.

CLBK is also the same shape. Since the fourth term is known and the third is to be found, the required vertex should be the next vertex, going clockwise i.e. E.

Hence, the required pattern is EMDL.

Hence, option 3.

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**IIFT 2016 LRDI | LR - Arrangements**

BPM : GNJ :: ? : AKD

- A.
FPO

- B.
KPD

- C.
HPB

- D.
FPM

Answer: Option A

**Explanation** :

Observe that the second term in both cases (GNJ and AKD) have the same shape, and A is the second vertex after G, going clockwise.

The second vertex after B, going clockwise, is F. Starting from F, FPO has the same shape as BPM.

Hence, option 1.

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**Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below it.**

Six friends Ana, Belle, Cinderella, Diana, Elsa and Ferida are sitting on the ground in a hexagonal shape discussing their trades i.e. cook, hairdresser, washerwoman, tailor, carpenter and plumber. All the sides of the hexagon are of the same length. The seating arrangement is subject to following conditions.

- Ana is not adjacent to the hairdresser or Cinderella
- The tailor is not adjacent to Cinderella or Elsa but adjacent to Ana.
- Hairdresser and Cinderella are adjacent to each other.
- Plumber is in the middle of tailor and Cinderella in a clockwise direction.
- Cook is adjacent to the Carpenter who is adjacent to Belle in an anti-clockwise direction.
- Ferida is a plumber and Elsa is adjacent the cook.
- In a clockwise direction, the washerwoman is followed by the hairdresser

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Who is at the same distance from Diana as carpenter is from Diana?

- A.
Belle

- B.
Cinderella

- C.
Tailor

- D.
Plumber

Answer: Option B

**Explanation** :

You can consider the six hexagonal places as 1-6 in clockwise order as shown below.

The washerwoman is followed by the hairdresser in clockwise direction. Hence, let the washerwoman and hairdresser be at places 1 and 2 respectively.

The hairdresser and Cinderella are adjacent to each other. Hence, Cinderella is either the washerwoman or on place 3, as shown below:

The plumber is between the tailor and Cinderella in clockwise direction. Hence, their clockwise order is: tailor-plumber-Cinderella.

Observe that this is not possible in the second figure, as the sequence there is: washerwoman-hairdresser-Cinderella.Hence, the second case is eliminated and **Cinderella = washerwoman**

Hence, to satisfy the tailor-plumber-Cinderella sequence, the tailor and plumber have to be at places 5 and 6 respectively.

Also, **Ferida = plumber. **Thus, the arrangement becomes:

Ana is not adjacent to the hairdresser or Cinderella. Hence, Ana cannot be on seats 3 and 6. Hence, Ana is at 4 or 5.

Since the tailor is adjacent to Ana, Ana cannot be the tailor. Hence, Ana is on seat 4.

From the above figure, seat 3 and Ana should be cook and carpenter (in no specific order).

However, it is known that in anti-clockwise order, the sequence is cook-carpenter-Belle.

This is only possible if **Ana = cook and Belle = hairdresser.**

Now, Elsa can be the tailor or carpenter, as Elsa is adjacent the cook. Since the tailor is not adjacent to Elsa, Elsa is not the tailor. Hence, **Elsa = carpenter **and **Diana = tailor.**

Thus, the final arrangement is:

From the above figure, the carpenter is two places away from Diana. The other person who is two places away from Diana is Cinderella (the washerwoman).

Hence, option 2.

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**IIFT 2016 LRDI | LR - Arrangements**

If one neighbour of cook is Elsa, who is the other?

- A.
Cinderella

- B.
Diana

- C.
Belle

- D.
Ferida

Answer: Option B

**Explanation** :

You can consider the six hexagonal places as 1-6 in clockwise order as shown below.

The washerwoman is followed by the hairdresser in clockwise direction. Hence, let the washerwoman and hairdresser be at places 1 and 2 respectively.

The hairdresser and Cinderella are adjacent to each other. Hence, Cinderella is either the washerwoman or on place 3, as shown below:

The plumber is between the tailor and Cinderella in clockwise direction. Hence, their clockwise order is: tailor-plumber-Cinderella.

Observe that this is not possible in the second figure, as the sequence there is: washerwoman-hairdresser-Cinderella.Hence, the second case is eliminated and **Cinderella = washerwoman**

Hence, to satisfy the tailor-plumber-Cinderella sequence, the tailor and plumber have to be at places 5 and 6 respectively.

Also, **Ferida = plumber. **Thus, the arrangement becomes:

Ana is not adjacent to the hairdresser or Cinderella. Hence, Ana cannot be on seats 3 and 6. Hence, Ana is at 4 or 5.

Since the tailor is adjacent to Ana, Ana cannot be the tailor. Hence, Ana is on seat 4.

From the above figure, seat 3 and Ana should be cook and carpenter (in no specific order).

However, it is known that in anti-clockwise order, the sequence is cook-carpenter-Belle.

This is only possible if **Ana = cook and Belle = hairdresser.**

Now, Elsa can be the tailor or carpenter, as Elsa is adjacent the cook. Since the tailor is not adjacent to Elsa, Elsa is not the tailor. Hence, **Elsa = carpenter **and **Diana = tailor.**

Thus, the final arrangement is:

Ana is the cook, and her neighbours are Elsa and Diana.

Hence, option 2.

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**IIFT 2016 LRDI | LR - Arrangements**

What are the trades of Diana and Elsa?

- A.
Tailor and Carpenter

- B.
Cook and Carpenter

- C.
Tailor and Washerwoman

- D.
Tailor and Plumber

Answer: Option A

**Explanation** :

You can consider the six hexagonal places as 1-6 in clockwise order as shown below.

The washerwoman is followed by the hairdresser in clockwise direction. Hence, let the washerwoman and hairdresser be at places 1 and 2 respectively.

The hairdresser and Cinderella are adjacent to each other. Hence, Cinderella is either the washerwoman or on place 3, as shown below:

The plumber is between the tailor and Cinderella in clockwise direction. Hence, their clockwise order is: tailor-plumber-Cinderella.

Observe that this is not possible in the second figure, as the sequence there is: washerwoman-hairdresser-Cinderella.Hence, the second case is eliminated and **Cinderella = washerwoman**

Hence, to satisfy the tailor-plumber-Cinderella sequence, the tailor and plumber have to be at places 5 and 6 respectively.

Also, **Ferida = plumber. **Thus, the arrangement becomes:

Ana is not adjacent to the hairdresser or Cinderella. Hence, Ana cannot be on seats 3 and 6. Hence, Ana is at 4 or 5.

Since the tailor is adjacent to Ana, Ana cannot be the tailor. Hence, Ana is on seat 4.

From the above figure, seat 3 and Ana should be cook and carpenter (in no specific order).

However, it is known that in anti-clockwise order, the sequence is cook-carpenter-Belle.

This is only possible if **Ana = cook and Belle = hairdresser.**

Now, Elsa can be the tailor or carpenter, as Elsa is adjacent the cook. Since the tailor is not adjacent to Elsa, Elsa is not the tailor. Hence, **Elsa = carpenter **and **Diana = tailor.**

Thus, the final arrangement is:

Diana and Elsa are the tailor and carpenter respectively.

Hence, option 1.

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**IIFT 2016 LRDI | LR - Arrangements**

Who is sitting opposite to the plumber?

- A.
Ana

- B.
Elsa

- C.
Diana

- D.
Cinderella

Answer: Option B

**Explanation** :

You can consider the six hexagonal places as 1-6 in clockwise order as shown below.

**Cinderella = washerwoman**

Also, **Ferida = plumber. **Thus, the arrangement becomes:

Since the tailor is adjacent to Ana, Ana cannot be the tailor. Hence, Ana is on seat 4.

From the above figure, seat 3 and Ana should be cook and carpenter (in no specific order).

However, it is known that in anti-clockwise order, the sequence is cook-carpenter-Belle.

This is only possible if **Ana = cook and Belle = hairdresser.**

**Elsa = carpenter **and **Diana = tailor.**

Thus, the final arrangement is:

Ferida is the plumber and Elsa is opposite Ferida.

Hence, option 2.

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**Read the following information carefully to answer the questions given below it.**

Eight doctors P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W of the same family i.e. father, mother, father’s sister, mother’s brother, 2 daughters and 2 sons visit a clinic every day for one hour each except on Monday which is a holiday. The timings are 9 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 6 pm, with lunch time from 1 pm to 2 pm. Each has a different specialisation namely Cardiologist, Orthodontist, Neurologist, Paediatrician, Gynaecologist, Urologist, Radiologist and General Physician.

- No doctor visits the clinic before doctor Q and after doctor U.
- The Orthodontist visits right after lunch and is followed by R who is a female.
- The mother comes in at the same place before lunch as the younger son P after lunch.
- The General Physician is the sister of Urologist’s father and is last to visit before lunch.
- The Cardiologist is the first while the elder daughter is the last to visit.
- T is the mother’s brother of U and visits between the father and mother.
- Before 1 pm, V comes after the Radiologist, who is second to visit during the day
- S, the mother comes at 11 am after the father.
- The Neurologist is at the same place after lunch as the Gynaecologist before lunch and comes right after Urologist.

**IIFT 2016 LRDI | LR - Arrangements**

he General Physician is a ____________ and comes at ___________

- A.
Female, 11am

- B.
Female, 12 noon

- C.
Male, 11am

- D.
Male, 12 noon

Answer: Option B

**Explanation** :

There are four males: father, mother’s brother and two sons. Similarly, there are four females: mother, father’s sister and two daughters.

Some of the data is directly given and can be tabulated as under:

The following points can be concluded from the table:

- V is the General Physician (as V comes before 1 p.m., but after the radiologist).
- The mother is the Gynaecologist (as the gynaecologist comes before lunch).
- R is the younger daughter.

The following points can now be added:

- Neurologist comes third after lunch (as Gynaecologist comes third before lunch) and Urologist comes second after lunch (as Neurologist is immediately after Urologist). Hence, R is the Urologist.
- Younger son, P, comes third after lunch (as mother comes third before lunch). Hence, P is the Neurologist.
- T (mother’s brother) comes between father and mother, while the father comes before the mother. Hence, Q is the father and T is the Radiologist.

Hence, the only person left i.e. W is the elder son and is the Orthodontist. U is the Paediatrician. The final combinations are as shown below:

Thus, the General Physician is a female and comes at 12 noon.

Hence, option 2.

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**IIFT 2016 LRDI | LR - Arrangements**

R is a _________ by specialization and is Cardiologist’s __________

- A.
Orthodontist, Sister

- B.
Paediatrician, Daughter

- C.
Urologist, Mother

- D.
Urologist, Daughter

Answer: Option D

**Explanation** :

There are four males: father, mother’s brother and two sons. Similarly, there are four females: mother, father’s sister and two daughters.

Some of the data is directly given and can be tabulated as under:

The following points can be concluded from the table:

- V is the General Physician (as V comes before 1 p.m., but after the radiologist).
- The mother is the Gynaecologist (as the gynaecologist comes before lunch).
- R is the younger daughter.

The following points can now be added:

- Neurologist comes third after lunch (as Gynaecologist comes third before lunch) and Urologist comes second after lunch (as Neurologist is immediately after Urologist). Hence, R is the Urologist.
- Younger son, P, comes third after lunch (as mother comes third before lunch). Hence, P is the Neurologist.
- T (mother’s brother) comes between father and mother, while the father comes before the mother. Hence, Q is the father and T is the Radiologist.

Hence, the only person left i.e. W is the elder son and is the Orthodontist. U is the Paediatrician. The final combinations are as shown below:

R is a Urologist and is the daughter of Q (the Cardiologist).

Hence, option 4

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**IIFT 2016 LRDI | LR - Arrangements**

If lunch break and subsequent working hours are reduced by 15 minutes on Wednesday, then Doctor U who is _________ and Cardiologist’s __________ will reach the clinic at _______

- A.
Radiologist, Sister, 3:15 pm

- B.
Urologist, Daughter, 4:15 pm

- C.
Paediatrician, Daughter 5:45 pm

- D.
Paediatrician, Daughter, 4:15 pm

Answer: Option D

**Explanation** :

There are four males: father, mother’s brother and two sons. Similarly, there are four females: mother, father’s sister and two daughters.

Some of the data is directly given and can be tabulated as under:

The following points can be concluded from the table:

- V is the General Physician (as V comes before 1 p.m., but after the radiologist).
- The mother is the Gynaecologist (as the gynaecologist comes before lunch).
- R is the younger daughter.

The following points can now be added:

- Neurologist comes third after lunch (as Gynaecologist comes third before lunch) and Urologist comes second after lunch (as Neurologist is immediately after Urologist). Hence, R is the Urologist.
- Younger son, P, comes third after lunch (as mother comes third before lunch). Hence, P is the Neurologist.
- T (mother’s brother) comes between father and mother, while the father comes before the mother. Hence, Q is the father and T is the Radiologist.

Hence, the only person left i.e. W is the elder son and is the Orthodontist. U is the Paediatrician. The final combinations are as shown below:

U is a Paediatrician and is the daughter of the Cardiologist.

Hence, options 1 and 2 can be eliminated.

Originally, she used to reach at 5 p.m. Now she will reach before 5 p.m.

Hence, option 4.

**Note:**

U will actually reach at 4 p.m. and not 4:15 p.m. Hence, none of the answers is actually correct.

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The management of the national daily newspaper Tomorrow Digest decides to enhance its subscriber base through major changes in the style, layout, design and content of the paper. In order to make the content more amenable to the mindset of the growing younger population of the country, the paper decides to appoint a number of young and promising Associate Editors. For facilitating the appointment process, several selection criteria were finalized and provided to the selection panel, which are noted in the following. It was noted that in order to get selected, the candidates are required to fulfil, in addition to I, at least three of the following conditions.

I. The age of the candidates must not be lower than 25 years, but should not cross 30 years.

II. The candidate has secured 60 percent and above at her / his Graduation level.

III. The candidate has obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in journalism with at least 55 percent marks.

IV. The candidate has gained working experience of a minimum period of 2 years in a daily newspaper with responsibility of regular writing assignments.

V. The candidate has been awarded at state-level for her / his articles published in state-level English daily.

If, however, it is observed that some candidates fulfil only two conditions from II-V, but does not fulfil:

a. V above, but he /she has already gathered an experience of 5 years in a news agency, the case of the candidate will be referred to the Managing Editor of Tomorrow Digest.

b. II above, but he /she holds a Post Graduate Diploma in journalism with 80 percent marks, the case of the candidate will be referred to the Chairman of Tomorrow Digest.

c. III above, but he /she has completed Graduation with 70 percent marks, the case of the candidate will be referred to the Editor of Tomorrow Digest.

All the information about a few candidates applying for the Associate Editor position provided in the following are dated on August 31, 2014. Based on the information furnished, decide in each case, which of the following course of action the selection panel should adopt, from the available options. You are not to assume any information.

**IIFT 2014 LRDI | LR - Arrangements**

Sarangsh Malhotra has graduated from Agra University with 66 percent marks and later has completed PG Diploma in Journalism from Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi with 71 percent. After completion of the PG Diploma programme, she joined Galaxy News at Jaipur on Christmas Eve in 2006. She received an award from the hands of the Governor of Rajasthan for her series of investigative articles on January 26, 2008, a day which coincided with her twenty-fifth birthday. During June next year, she joined in a corporate house and is working there since then.

- A.
The candidate is to be selected

- B.
The candidate is not to be selected

- C.
The case of the candidate is to be referred to the Managing Editor

- D.
The case of the candidate is to be referred to the Chairman

Answer: Option B

**Explanation** :

The Sarangsh’s 25th birthday was on January 26, 2008. Hence, his age on August 31, 2014 was 31.

Since, 25 ≤ Candidate’s Age ≤ 30, Sarangsh cannot be selected.

Hence, option 2.

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**IIFT 2014 LRDI | LR - Arrangements**

Nalin Saxena graduated in Sociology Honours from Bangalore University with 61 percent marks, after which he joined an NGO for social work. After two years, he took migration and joined Mumbai University for the PG Diploma in Journalism Programme, and he secured 59 percent in the exam. He subsequently joined Ahmadabad Weekly magazine, which is published in English, in July 18, 2011, to write regular features on city life. He was born in June 1986, in the midst of the FIFA World Cup.

- A.
The candidate is to be selected

- B.
The candidate is not to be selected

- C.
The case of the candidate is to be referred to the Chairman

- D.
The case of the candidate is to be referred to the Editor

Answer: Option B

**Explanation** :

Nalin’s age is 28, which is acceptable. Hence, I is satisfied.

Since he scored 61% in graduation, II is satisfied.

He worked at an NGO for 2 years, which is not relevant experience.

He completed his PG diploma in Journalism with 59% marks. Hence, III is satisfied.

He then worked for Ahmadabad Weekly magazine for more than 3 years till August 2014. However, even this experience is not relevant as he was supposed to work for a newspaper and not a magazine.

It can be seen that he satisfied only 2 conditions from II – V.

He has not cleared V, nor does he have 5 years of experience in a news agency.

Hence, Nalin cannot be selected.

Hence, option 2.

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**IIFT 2014 LRDI | LR - Arrangements**

Geetika Arora is working as a reporter on issues pertaining to international news events in the Indore-based English news daily The New Dawn since September 20, 2012. She was awarded by the Madhya Pradesh Newspapers Guild in 2013 for her series of articles on global climate change concerns. Geetika had graduated in Political Science from Udaipur University in 2010 with 58 percent marks. After graduation, she immediately joined Allahabad University and earned her Gold Medal in PG Diploma in Journalism by securing 82 percent marks two years later. While studying at Allahabad, she celebrated her twenty-fourth birthday.

- A.
The candidate is to be selected

- B.
The candidate is not to be selected

- C.
The case of the candidate is to be referred to the Chairman

- D.
The case of the candidate is to be referred to the Editor

Answer: Option C

**Explanation** :

Geetika celebrated her 24th birthday while she was studying at Allahabad i.e. between the years 2010 to 2012.

Her birthday can at most be in December 2012. If she celebrates her birthday in December 2012, her age in August 2014 is 25, which is acceptable.

Her birthday must be celebrated earliest by January 2010. Hence, her age in August 2014 will be 28, which is acceptable.

Hence, I is satisfied.

She scored 58% in graduation. Hence, II is not satisfied.

She scored 82% in PG diploma. Hence, III is satisfied.

She worked at an English news daily The New Dawn from September 2012. Hence, her work experience is 1 month short of the required 2 years of experience. Hence, IV is not satisfied.

Since she received a state-level award for her series of articles, V is satisfied.

2 out of (II-V) conditions are satisfied.

Since II is not satisfied, but she has 82% in PG Diploma in journalism, her case will be referred to the Chairman.

Hence, option 3.

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