### CAT 2018 Slot 2 Question Paper Question 61

Instructions

Seven candidates, Akil, Balaram, Chitra, Divya, Erina, Fatima, and Ganeshan, were invited to interview for a position. Candidates were required to reach the venue before 8 am. Immediately upon arrival, they were sent to one of three interview rooms: 101, 102, and 103. The following venue log shows the arrival times for these candidates. Some of the names have not been recorded in the log and have been marked as ‘?’.

Question 61

# When did Erina reach the venue?

Solution

It is given that there were a total of 3 rooms and seven candidates. Ganeshan said that he was one among the two candidates allotted to Room 102 whereas Erina said that she is the only person in the room she was allotted to. Therefore, we can say that there were 1 and 4 candidates in either 101 or 103 room. But it is given that Balaram was the third person to enter in the Room 101 therefore we can say that there were 4 candidates in Room 101 and only 1 candidate in room 103.

Fatima said that three people including Akhil were already in the room that I was allotted to when I entered it. Hence, we can say that Fatima was the last person to enter in 101 and Akhil is the first person who entered in room 101.

Chitra said that she was the last person to enter the room she was allotted to. Hence, we can say that Chitra was allotted room no 102 and she entered after Ganeshan.

Erina was the only person in room no 103.

Balaram said he was third to enter room no 101. Hence, we can say that Divya was second person who entered in room 101.

Since Chitra and Fatima were already in by 7:40 AM we can say that the candidate who entered at 7:45 am is Erina.

From the table we can see that Erina reached the venue at 7:45 am. Hence, option A is the correct answer.

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