IIFT 2019 Question 84


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In a building with various offices on 12 floors there are two lifts. Lift 1 halts at even numbered floors and Lift 2 at odd numbered. A, B, C and D have their offices on 2, 8, 7 and 11 floors respectively. The office reaching time for A and C is 9:10 am while for B and D is 9:15 am and 9:20 am respectively. The attendance will be marked on the floor office. The lift takes 30 seconds to cross from one floor to another and halts on the selected floor for 30 seconds. The employees have to complete 8 hours and 30 minutes per day and are allowed to be late in the morning up to a maximum of 30 minutes which has to be compensated for in the evening. They have to enter the building from Ground i.e. ‘0’ floor and it is not necessary that the lift is always available.

Question 84

D steps into Lift 1 by mistake with in it at 9:00 am at the ground floor and C is in Lift 2 at ground floor at the same time and realises only when the lift has started. Then approximately at what time will D reach office, if Lift 2 halts for additional 30 seconds after D boards it ?


C travels for 7 floors on lift 2. It takes 3.5 minutes. Further it takes another .5 minutes at the 7th floor.Total of 4 minutes.

It travels another 3.5 minutes to the ground floor and spends 0.5 minutes halting at ground floor. Total of 8 minutes.

Now it travels for 5.5 minutes to the 11th floor. The question mentions that it halts for an extra 0.5 minutes. Therefore it takes 6 minutes. Total of 14 minutes.

Answer therefore is 9:14.

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