IIFT 2012 Question Paper Question 119

Instructions

Some information is provided in the paragraph below. Answer the questions based on this information.

Era is in charge of seating the speakers at a table. In addition to the moderator, there will be a pilot, a writer, an attorney, and an explorer. The speakers’ names are Gaj, Hema, Jaya, Kumar, and Lalit

 The moderator must sit in the middle, in seat #3

 The attorney cannot sit next to the explorer

 Lalit is the pilot

 The writer and the attorney sit on either side of the moderator

 Hema, who is not the moderator, sits between Kumar and Jaya.

 The moderator does not sit next to Jaya or Lalit

 Gaj, who is attorney, sits in seat #4.

Question 119

Who is the moderator?

Solution

We are given that:-
The moderator must sit in the middle, in seat #3.
Gaj, who is attorney, sits in seat #4.
The writer and the attorney sit on either side of the moderator
Thus, the writer mus sit at seat #2.
The attorney cannot sit next to the explorer
Thus, the explorer sits at seat #1 and the pilot sits at seat #5.
Lalit is the pilot.
Hema, who is not the moderator, sits between Kumar and Jaya.
The moderator does not sit next to Jaya or Lalit
Thus, the arrangement is as shown:-


Thus, Kumar is the moderator.
Hence, option D is the correct answer.


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