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Previous year questions give guidance to us and provide a base for the preparation of any competitive exam. It is always good to have an experience of how the level of exam varies from year to year. For every subject like in Reasoning Ability, we come to know the pattern of questions must be followed to prepare the examination.


Directions (Q. 1-5): Study the following information to answer the given questions:

Twelve people are sitting in two parallel rows containing six people each, in such a way that there is an equal distance between adjacent persons. In row-1 P, Q, R, S, T and V are seated and all of them are facing South. In row-2 A, B, C, D, E and F are seated and all of them are facing North. Therefore, in the given seating arrangement each member seated in a row faces another member of the other row. S sits third to right of Q. Either S or Q sits at an extreme end of the line. The one who faces Q sits second to right of E. Two people sit between B and F. Neither B nor F sits at an extreme end of the line. The immediate neighbour of B faces the person who sits third to left of P. R and T are immediate neighbours of each other. C sits second to the left of A. T does not face the immediate neighbour of D.

1. Who amongst the following sits at extreme ends of the rows?

(1) S, D
(2) Q, A 
(3) V, C
(4) P, D 
(5) Q, F

2. Who amongst the following faces S?

(1) A
(3) C
(4) D
(5) F

3. How many persons are seated between V and R?

(1) One 
(2) Two 
(3) Three
(4) Four 
(5) None

4. P is related to A in the same way as S is related to B based on the given arrangement. To which of the following is T related to following the same pattern?

(3) E
(5) Cannot be determined

5. Which of the following is TRUE regarding T?

(1) F faces T
(2) V is an immediate neighbor of T
(3) F faces the one who is second to right of T
(4) T sits at one of the extreme ends of the line
(5) Q sits second to the right of T


Ans 1: (4) P, D 
Ans 2: (1) A
Ans 3: (2) Two
Ans 4: (2) D

Ans 5: (3) F faces the one who is second to right of T


Row 1 : P V S T R Q
Row 2: C F A E B D

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