Instructions

Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
Eight friends — J, K, L, M, N, 0, P and Q — are sitting around a circular table but not necessarily in the same order. Some of them are facing the centre and some of them are facing outside. (i.e. in a direction opposite to the centre.)
Facing the same direction means if one person faces the centre then the other also faces the centre and vice-versa. Facing the opposite direction means if one person faces the centre then the other faces outside and vice-versa.
Immediate neighbours facing the same direction means if one neighbour faces the centre then the other also faces the centre and vice-versa.
Immediate neighbours facing the opposite direction means if one neighbour faces the centre then the other faces outside and vice-versa.
• Only one person sits between K and 0. Q sits third to the right of 0.
• M sits to the immediate right of Q. Q faces outside.
• L sits second to the left of P. P is not an immediate neighbour of 0.
• L faces a direction opposite to that of 0. Immediate neighbours of L face opposite directions.
• J sits third to the left of N. J is not an immediate neighbour of P nor K.
• M and J face a direction same as that of N.

Question 181

# Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the directions they are forming and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?

Solution

Q faces outside and M sits to the immediate right of Q.

Also, Q sits third to the right of O and one person sits between K and O

=> K sits second to the left of O, who faces inside.

L sits second to the left of P and P is not an immediate neighbor of O, => P sits second to the left of Q and faces outside.

Since, J is not an immediate neighbor of P, => J sits second to the right of Q and N sits to the immediate left of Q facing inside.

M and J face a direction same as that of N, => M and J also face inside.

The arrangement is :

Apart from QM, all the persons in other options face same direction.

=> Ans - (B)