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An Indo-China joint venture by the name of Chindia Corp Ltd has eight board members L, M,

N, P, Q, R, S and T four each from India and China. The four members from each country
hold different posts among COO, CFO, CMD and CEO, in no particular order. During a board
meeting, the eight members sit at a square table such that there are two members along each
side of the table. It is also known that:
(i) No member has any of his fellow countrymen as neighbours.
(ii) No two members sitting along the same side of the table hold the same post in their
respective countries.
(iii) L, who is a CFO, and P sit along the same side of the table.
(iv) The two neighbours of N are the Indian CFO and S.
(v) R is a COO and exactly one person sits between him and the Chinese CMD.
(vi) Q, who is a CFO, is the third person to the right of L.
(vii) M, who is a COO, sits diagonally opposite S. A CMD sits to the immediate right of S.
Who is the Chinese CEO?
(a) P
(b) T
(c) N
(d) Cannot be determined
Which two members among the given pairs cannot be neighbours?
(a) P and M (b) M and N (c) M and T (d) M and Q
If the two COOs are neighbours, which of the following is the correct combination of name
post
of the third person to the left of T?
(a) P CEO (b) L CFO (c) Q CFO (d) R COO
Ten flowers F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7, F8, F9 and F10 are to be planted in two gardens G1
and G2
such that each garden has at least four flowers. It is also known that:
(i) F2 and F10 cannot be planted in the same garden.
(ii) If F5 is planted in G2 then F6 must also be planted in G2.
(iii) F1 and F9 are to be planted in the same garden.
(iv) Exactly one among F3, F4 and F10 is to be planted in G1.
(v) F7 and F8 are to be planted in G2.
In how many different ways can the ten flowers be planted in the two gardens if F10 is to be
planted
in G2?
(a) 6
(b) 12
(c) 10
(d) 8
One more flower called F11 is also to be planted in one of the two gardens. If it cannot be
planted in
the garden in which F9 and F10 are planted, then which of the following must be planted in
G1?
(a) F3
(b) F4
(c) F5
(d) F6
Amar went for a vacation to a different place every year from 2004 to 2008. His vacation
lasted for a different number of day(s) among 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 on each occasion, in no
particular order. It is also known that:
(i) His vacation in 2007 lasted a day longer as compared to the year when he went to
Singapore.
(ii) He went to Europe in the year next to the one in which he went to the USA.
(iii) He went to Bangkok in the year next to the one in which his vacation lasted for just 1 day.
(iv) He didnt go to Europe in 2008. His vacation in Europe lasted for less than 5 days.
(v) His vacation in 2006 lasted a day longer as compared to the year when he went to Nepal.
(vi) He went to Bangkok in 2005 and his vacation lasted for less than 5 days.
Which of the following combinations of the destination and the year of vacation is not
correct?

(a) Nepal 2008

(b) Europe 2007

(c) Singapore 2004 (d) None of these

How many days did Amar spend on his vacation in Europe?


(a) 1
(b) 2
(c) 3
(d) 4
Which of the following statement(s) is/are true?
I. He spent 1 day on his vacation in Nepal.
II. He spent 4 days on his vacation in the USA.
(a) Only I
(b) Only II
(c) Both I and II

(d) Neither I nor II

Nine teams participated in the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League held in April-May
2012. The tournament was organised on a double round-robin basis in which each team
played the other eight teams exactly twice in the preliminary stage. In every match two points
were awarded to the winning team and no points to the losing one. At the end of the
preliminary stage the teams were ranked 1 to 9 on the basis of the points scored by them and
the top four teams advanced to the play-off stage. If two or more teams scored equal points
after the preliminary stage, their ranks were decided on the basis of their net run rates.
The first match in the play-off stage called Qualifier-1 was played between the teams ranked 1
and 2 and the winner of this match advanced to the final of the tournament. The second
match called Eliminator was played between the teams ranked 3 and 4. The loser of this
match got eliminated from the tournament and winner went on to play the loser of Qualifier-1
in a match called Qualifier-2. The winner of Qualifier-2 met the winner of Qualifier-1 in the final
of the tournament. Every match of the tournament produced a result.
What was the total number of matches that were played in the tournament?
(a) 72
(b) 74
(c) 75
(d) 76
What was the minimum number of matches that a team had to win to play the final of the
tournament?
(a) 6
(b) 7
(c) 8
(d) 5
What was the maximum number of matches that a team not qualifying for the play-off stage
could
have won in the preliminary stage of the tournament?
(a) 12
(b) 10
(c) 14
(d) 11
Five locks L1, L2, L3, L4 and L5 have five distinct keys K1, K2, K3, K4 and K5 not
necessarily in
the same order. A lock can be unlocked if and only if the correct key is used. Five people
Amy, Biny,
Chiny, Dina and Finn try to unlock the locks by using different lock-key combinations. A
person is
awarded 2 points for each lock that he/she unlocks. The five people end up with distinct
scores at the end
of the exercise. The table given below shows the lock-key combinations tried by the five
participants.
L1
L2
L3
L4
L5
Amy
K5
K4
K3
K2
K1
Biny
K4
K2
K3
K5
K1
Chiny
K1
K3
K4
K5
K2
Dina
K5
K4
K3
K1
K2
Finn
K4
K2
K3
K1
K5
What is the least possible score of Dina?
(a) 0
(b) 2
(c) 4
(d) 6
What is the minimum possible absolute difference between the scores of Amy and Dina?
(a) 2
(b) 4
(c) 6
(d) 8

If Finn scores less than Biny, then what is the sum of the scores of Amy and Dina?
(a) 16
(b) 14
(c) 12
(d) 8
P, Q, R, S, T, X and Y are the only seven members of a family, comprising two lecturers, two
doctors, one
lawyer, one manager and one engineer. It is also known that:
(i) There are exactly two married couples in the family.
(ii) S, who is an engineer, is married to a doctor.
(iii) No female member of the family is either an engineer or a manager.
(iv) R, who is a lecturer, is married to P, a doctor.
(v) No male member of the family is a lecturer.
(vi) Y is married to S. The lawyer in the family is a male.
(vii) Neither Q nor X is a lecturer.
How many female members are there in the family?
(a) 4
(b) 3
(c) 2
(d) None of these
Which of the following combinations of the member and his/her profession can be correct?
(a) Q Doctor
(b) T Manager (c) X Lawyer (d) None of these