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Directions (1 – 5): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.
Seven Professors namely: Paddy, Pilkery, Stoker, Asimov, Crispin, Bram and Lewis teach in three different subjects, Psychohistory, Transfiguration and Herbology with at least two Professors teaching in each subject. Each one of them has different classes from Monday to Sunday not necessarily in the same order.
Asimov does not teach Psycohistory and his class is on Friday. Pilkery does not teach Herbology. Crispin’s class is on the next day of Paddy’s classes and both of them teach in different subjects. Lewis has class on Monday and he does not teach Herbology. Pilkeri teaches with only Bram, whose class is on Saturday. Paddy and Asimov do not teach the same subject. The one whose class is on Sunday teaches Psychohistory. Bram does not teach Psycohistory. Paddy’s class is on Tuesday.
1. On which of day Crispin teaches?
A) Monday
B) Tuesday
C) Wednesday
D) Thursday
E) None of these
2. Whose class is on Thursday?
A) Lewis
B) Pilkery
C) Crispin
D) Bram
E) None of these
3. Which of the following combination of Professors, subjects and classes is correct?
A) Asimov - Herbology – Friday
B) Lewis – Psychohistory - Sunday
C) Crispin – Transfiguration - Wednesday
D) Paddy – Transfiguration - Tuesday
E) None of these
4. Which of the following group of Professors belongs to psychohistory?
A) Pilkery, Bram, Lewis
B) Paddy, Stoker, Lewis
C) Asimov, Crispin
D) Stoker, Asimov, Crispin
E) None of these
5. If Lewis’s subject changes to transfiguration then who belongs to transfiguration?
A) Lewis, Asimov, Crispin
B) Lewis, Paddy, Stoker
C) Lewis, Bram, Pilkery
D) Cannot be determined
E) None of these
Directions (6 – 10): Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions.
Eight friends A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a circular table, not necessarily in the same order. Four of them are facing inside the circular table or inwards and others are facing in the opposite direction. They belong to different colleges – Kirti, Wilson, Swami Vivekanand, St. Xavier’s, SIES, Ruia, Elphinstone and Rizvi but not necessarily in the same order.
F is the immediate neighbour of a person who belongs to Rizvi and Swami Vivekanand. E faces towards the center of the table and sits third to the right of the D. G is towards the right hand side of E. B belongs to Swami Vivekanand college and D belongs to Elphinstone college. H is sitting between the person who belongs to Ruia college and Wilson college respectively. The person who belongs to Rizvi college is facing outside and is the immediate neighbour of Wilson college. F is third to the left of Elphinstone. H is to the immediate left of G. G belongs to Ruia college and faces the person who belongs to St. Xavier’s college. C sits to the third right of A, who belongs to SIES college. The persons who belong to Kirti and Swami Vivekanand colleges are facing the same direction (Either inside or outside) and are in front of each other.
6. Which of the following pair is true?
A) F – St. Xavier’s
B) B – Ruia
C) G – Swami Vivekanand
D) E – Rizvi
E) None of these
7. Who belongs to Wilson college?
A) G
B) H
C) E
D) C
E) None of these
8. If G and F interchange their positions and similarly E and D interchange their positions then what is position of D with respect to B.
A) Third to the right
B) Third to the left
C) Immediate left
D) Immediate right
E) None of these
9. Who among the following is the immediate neighbour of D?
A) A and B
B) G and A
C) A and H
D) H and E
E) None of these
10. Position of A with respect to H?
A) Fifth to the right
B) Third to the right
C) Third to the left
D) Second to the right
E) None of these
Solutions:
(1 – 5):
Seven Professors: Paddy, Pilkery, Stoker, Asimov, Crispin, Bram and Lewis.
Three subjects: Psychohistory, Transfiguration and Herbology with at least two Professors teaching in each subject.
Classes schedule on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
1) Paddy’s class is on Tuesday.
2) Pilkery does not teach Herbology.
3) Bram does not teach Psycohistory.
Professor
Subject
Day
Paddy

Tuesday
Pilkery
×Herbology

Stoker


Asimov


Crispin


Bram
× Psychohistory

Lewis


4) Pilkery teaches with only Bram, whose classes is on Saturday.
5) Since Pilkery does not teach Herbology and Bram does not teach Psycohistory. Hence Pilkery teaches Transfiguration with only Bram.
Professor
Subject
Day
Paddy

Tuesday
Pilkery
Transfiguration

Stoker


Asimov


Crispin


Bram
Transfiguration
Saturday
Lewis


6) Asimov does not teach Psycohistory and his class is on Friday. So he teaches Herbology
7) Lewis has class on Monday and he does not teach Herbology. So he teaches Psycohistory.
8) Crispin’s class is on the next day of Paddy’s class. So, Crispin’s class is on Wednesday.
Professor
Subject
Day
Paddy

Tuesday
Pilkery
Transfiguration

Stoker


Asimov
Herbology
Friday
Crispin

Wednesday
Bram
Transfiguration
Saturday
Lewis
Psychohistory
Monday
9) The one whose class is on Sunday teaches Psychohistory. Either Pilkery or Stoker teaches on Sunday. But Pilkery teaches Transfiguration, Hence Stoker teaches on Sunday and teaches Psychohistory.
10) Now remaining Pilkeri teaches on Thursday.
11) Paddy and Asimov do not teach the same subject. Asimov teaches Herbology, so Paddy must teaches Psychohistory, because Transfiguration is teaches by Pilkery with only Bram.
Professor
Subject
Day
Paddy
Psychohistory
Tuesday
Pilkery
Transfiguration
Thursday
Stoker
Psychohistory
Sunday
Asimov
Herbology
Friday
Crispin

Wednesday
Bram
Transfiguration
Saturday
Lewis
Psychohistory
Monday
12) It is given that Crispin and Paddy teaches different subjects. Here Paddy teaches Psychohistory, so Crispin teaches Herbology.
Professor
Subject
Day
Paddy
Psychohistory
Tuesday
Pilkery
Transfiguration
Thursday
Stoker
Psychohistory
Sunday
Asimov
Herbology
Friday
Crispin
Herbology
Wednesday
Bram
Transfiguration
Saturday
Lewis
Psychohistory
Monday
1. C) Crispin teaches on Wednesday.
2. B) Pilkery’s class is on Thursday.
3. A) Professor Asimov belongs to herbology and class is on Friday
4. B) Professors who belong to psychohistory are: Paddy, Stoker and Lewis.
5. C) Professors belong to transfiguration are: Lewis, Bram and Pilkery.
(6 – 10):
Eight Friends: A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H.
Colleges: Kirti, Wilson, Swami Vivekanand, St. Xavier’s, SIES, Ruia, Elphinstone and Rizvi.
1) Four of them are facing inside the circular table.
2) E faces towards the center of the table and sits third to the right of the D.
3) G belongs to Ruia college and faces the person who belongs to St. Xavier’s college.
4) G is towards the right hand side of E.
5) H is to the immediate left of G.
6) C sits to the third right of A, who belongs to SIES college.
7) The persons who belong to Kirti and Swami Vivekanand colleges are facing the same direction (Either inside or outside) and are in front of each other.
8) B belongs to Swami Vivekanand college and D belongs to Elphinstone college.


9) H is sitting between the person who belongs to Ruia college and Wilson college respectively.
10) The person who belongs to Rizvi college is facing outside and is the immediate neighbour of Wilson college.
11) F is the immediate neighbour of a person who belongs to Rizvi and Swami Vivekanand.
12) F is third to the left of Elphinstone.
Thus we get the final arrangement.
6. A)   7. C)   8. D)   9. B)   10. C)