IIFT 2018 Question 24

Instructions

Based on the information below, answer the questions which follow.

Six friends Albert, Betty, Claire, Daisy, Evan and Fred who are working in different organisations, are looking for a switch in their jobs. They came across an advertisement in the newspaper regarding a job fair being organised in New Delhi. After enrolling for the fair, different days are allotted to each one of them from Monday to Saturday not necessarily in the same order, starting from Monday. They also had to arrange for their stay in different hotels to concentrate well while preparing for the upcoming interviews namely Taj, Hilton, Crowne Plaza, Radisson, Hyatt and Marriott. Additional information provided is as follows:

i. Albert prefers to stay in Taj but not in Hilton. Albert does not work in Whirlpool and participates in the Job fair on Monday. The person who works in Whirlpool participates in the Job fair on Saturday.

ii. Fred does not stay in Hyatt but works in Himalaya.

iii. Betty and Daisy participate in the Job fair on consecutive days.

iv. Claire participates in the Job fair on the day before the person staying in Crowne Plaza but on the next day of Pepsi employee.

v. The person working with Oppo participates in the Job fair on Friday and does not stay in Hilton.

vi. Claire who is working with Nestle participates in the Job fair at a gap of one day prior to Evan.

vii. Daisy stays in Marriott and attends the conference on the last day of the week.

viii. The person working with Apple stays in Radisson.

Question 24

If the current salary packages of the friends working in Whirlpool, Nestle, Himalaya, Pepsi, Oppo and Apple are 20, 30. 40; 50, 60 and 70 Iakhs per annum in the same order, then at the time of participating in job fair find the average annual package of Albert, Betty and Fred?

Solution

In statement 1, it is given that Albert participates in job fair on Monday. In statement 7, it is given that Daisy stays in Marriott and attends the conference on the last day of the week. This implies Daisy attends conference on Saturday. In statement 1, it is given that the person who works in Whirlpool participates in the Job fair on Saturday. Therefore,

In statement 3, it is given that Betty and Daisy participate in the Job fair on consecutive days. This implies Betty participate in the Job fair on Friday. In statement 5, it is given that the person working with Oppo participates in the Job fair on Friday. This implies Betty is working with Oppo. Therefore,

In statement 2, it is given that Fred does not stay in Hyatt but works in Himalaya. In statement 6, it is given that Claire who is working with Nestle participates in the Job fair at a gap of one day prior to Evan. This implies Claire attends job fair on Tuesday and Evan attends job fair on Thursday.

In statement 8, it is given that the person working with Apple stays in Radisson. In statement 4, it is given that Claire participates in the Job fair on the day before the person staying in Crowne Plaza but on the next day of Pepsi employee. This implies the person staying in Crowne Plaza attends job fair on Wednesday and Pepsi employee attend job fair on Monday.

Final arrangement:

Average annual package of Albert, Betty and Fred = $$\ \frac{\ 40+50+60}{3}=50$$lakhs
The answer is option D.



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