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**Instructions**

A journal plans to publish 18 research papers, written by eight authors (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H) in four issues of the journal scheduled in January, April, July and October. Each of theÂ research papers was written by exactly one of the eight authors. Five papers were scheduled in each of the first two issues, while four were scheduled in each of the last two issues. EveryÂ author wrote at least one paper and at most three papers. The total number of papers written by A, D, G and H was double the total number of papers written by the other four authors. Four of the authors were from India and two each were from Japan and China. Each author belonged to exactly one of the three areas â€” Manufacturing, Automation, and Logistics. Four of the authors were from the Logistics area and two were from the Automation area. As per the journal policy, none of the authors could have more than one paper in any issue of the journal.

The following facts are also known.

1. F, an Indian author from the Logistics area, wrote only one paper. It was scheduled in the October issue.

2. A was from the Automation area and did not have a paper scheduled in the October issue.

3. None of the Indian authors were from the Manufacturing area and none of the Japanese or Chinese authors were from the Automation area.

4. A and H were from different countries, but had their papers scheduled in exactly the same issues.

5. C and E, both Chinese authors from different areas, had the same number of papers scheduled. Further, E had papers scheduled in consecutive issues of the journal but C did not.

6. B, from the Logistics area, had a paper scheduled in the April issue of the journal.

7. B and G belonged to the same country. None of their papers were scheduled in the same issue of the journal.

8. D, a Japanese author from the Manufacturing area, did not have a paper scheduled in the July issue.

9. C and H belonged to different areas.

**Question 1:Â **Which of the following is the correct sequence of number of papers by authors from Automation, Manufacturing and Logistics areas, respectively?

a)Â 6, 5, 7

b)Â 6, 6, 6

c)Â 6, 7, 5

d)Â 5, 6, 7

**1)Â AnswerÂ (A)**

**Solution:**

In the information, it is provided that there are four authors in the logistics department, 2 authors in automation, and 2 authors in manufacturing. There are 4 Indian authors, 2 Chinese authors, and 2 Japanese authors.

The total issues publicized were 18 of which the publications done by A, D, G, H are twice the papers written by the other four authors. Hence A+D+G+H has written 12 papers in total and B+C+E+F has written 6 in total. Since an author can write a minimum of 4 papers and a maximum of 3 papers. Each of A, D, G, H must have written 3 papers each.

In statement 3 it was provided that none of the Indian authors were from the Manufacturing area and none of the Japanese or Chinese authors were from the Automation area.

Since none of the Japanese and Chinese authors belonged to automation. Hence the two automation authors must be from India. In statement 1 it was given that F an Indian author is from logistics.

Of the remaining 5 authors 3 from logistics and 2 from manufacturing, in statement 5 it is given that the two Chinese authors are from different areas and hence they must be from manufacturing and logistics.

Of the remaining 3 authors 2 in logistics and 1 in manufacturing, in statement 8 is given that a Japanese author belonged to manufacturing, and hence of the remaining 2 in logistics one of them was from India and the other from Japan.

Of the four Indian authors, 2 belonged to logistics and 2 automation. Of the two authors from Japan, one belonged to manufacturing and one logistics. Of the two Chinese authors, one of them belonged to logistics and the other manufacturing.

Five papers were scheduled in each of the January and April issues, while four were scheduled in each of July and October issues.

Using statement 1, F an Indian author wrote a single paper in logistics published in October.

Using statement 2, A was from Automation and did not have a paper scheduled in October. Since A wrote 3 papers in total he must have written in the other three months and since only Indian authors worked in Automation he must have been from India.

Using statement 5, C, E are Chinese and wrote an equal number of papers. Since B+C+E+F have written a total of 6 papers. The two possibilities are 2+2+1+1 or 3+1+1+1.. Since it was given that E had papers scheduled in consecutive issues and C did not. So the only possible case is C = 2, E =2, F = 1, B = 1.

Using statement 4, A and H were from different countries and wrote papers in the same months. Hence H must be Japanese and must have written in Jan, April, July.

In statement 6, B, from the Logistics area, had a paper scheduled in the April issue of the journal.

In statement 7, B and G belonged to the same country. None of their papers were scheduled in the same issue of the journal. Since B and G belonged to the same country the only possibility is that both of them belonged to the same country and since they published Journals in different months. G must have published in January, July, and October.

In statement 8, D, a Japanese author from the Manufacturing area, did not have a paper scheduled in the July issue. Hence he must have had the three issues in Jan, April, Oct. The other Japanese author H must have written in logistics.

The fourth Indian author G must have written a paper in Automation.

In January, one more paper needs to be publicized, one in April, 1 in July, and one in October.

In statement 5, E had papers scheduled in consecutive issues of the journal but C did not.

Hence C must have written in Jan and October, and E in April and July.

In statement 9, C and H belonged to different areas. Hence C must be from Manufacturing and E must be from Logistics.

In Automation, there are a total of 6 papers, Logistics 7 papers, and Manufacturing a total of 5 papers.

**Question 2:Â **Which of the following statements is FALSE?

a)Â There were exactly two papers by authors from Manufacturing area in the January issue.

b)Â There was exactly one paper by an author from Manufacturing area in the April issue.

c)Â There was exactly one paper by an author from Logistics area in the October issue.

d)Â There were exactly two papers by authors from Manufacturing area in the July issue.

**2)Â AnswerÂ (D)**

**Solution:**

In the information, it is provided that there are four authors in the logistics department, 2 authors in automation, and 2 authors in manufacturing. There are 4 Indian authors, 2 Chinese authors, and 2 Japanese authors.

The total issues publicized were 18 of which the publications done by A, D, G, H are twice the papers written by the other four authors. Hence A+D+G+H has written 12 papers in total and B+C+E+F has written 6 in total. Since an author can write a minimum of 4 papers and a maximum of 3 papers. Each of A, D, G, H must have written 3 papers each.

In statement 3 it was provided that none of the Indian authors were from the Manufacturing area and none of the Japanese or Chinese authors were from the Automation area.

Since none of the Japanese and Chinese authors belonged to automation. Hence the two automation authors must be from India. In statement 1 it was given that F an Indian author is from logistics.

Of the remaining 5 authors 3 from logistics and 2 from manufacturing, in statement 5 it is given that the two Chinese authors are from different areas and hence they must be from manufacturing and logistics.

Of the remaining 3 authors 2 in logistics and 1 in manufacturing, in statement 8 is given that a Japanese author belonged to manufacturing, and hence of the remaining 2 in logistics one of them was from India and the other from Japan.

Of the four Indian authors, 2 belonged to logistics and 2 automation. Of the two authors from Japan, one belonged to manufacturing and one logistics. Of the two Chinese authors, one of them belonged to logistics and the other manufacturing.

Five papers were scheduled in each of the January and April issues, while four were scheduled in each of July and October issues.

Using statement 1, F an Indian author wrote a single paper in logistics published in October.

Using statement 2, A was from Automation and did not have a paper scheduled in October. Since A wrote 3 papers in total he must have written in the other three months and since only Indian authors worked in Automation he must have been from India.

Using statement 5, C, E are Chinese and wrote an equal number of papers. Since B+C+E+F have written a total of 6 papers. The two possibilities are 2+2+1+1 or 3+1+1+1.. Since it was given that E had papers scheduled in consecutive issues and C did not. So the only possible case is C = 2, E =2, F = 1, B = 1.

Using statement 4, A and H were from different countries and wrote papers in the same months. Hence H must be Japanese and must have written in Jan, April, July.

In statement 6, B, from the Logistics area, had a paper scheduled in the April issue of the journal.

In statement 7, B and G belonged to the same country. None of their papers were scheduled in the same issue of the journal. Since B and G belonged to the same country the only possibility is that both of them belonged to the same country and since they published Journals in different months. G must have published in January, July, and October.

In statement 8, D, a Japanese author from the Manufacturing area, did not have a paper scheduled in the July issue. Hence he must have had the three issues in Jan, April, Oct. The other Japanese author H must have written in logistics.

The fourth Indian author G must have written a paper in Automation.

In January, one more paper needs to be publicized, one in April, 1 in July, and one in October.

In statement 5, E had papers scheduled in consecutive issues of the journal but C did not.

Hence C must have written in Jan and October, and E in April and July.

In statement 9, C and H belonged to different areas. Hence C must be from Manufacturing and E must be from Logistics.

There are no authors from Manufacturing in the July issue and hence option D is false.

**Question 3:Â **Which of the following statements is FALSE?

a)Â Every issue had at least one paper by author(s) from Automation area.

b)Â Every issue had exactly one paper by a Chinese author.

c)Â Every issue had exactly two papers by authors from Logistics area.

d)Â Every issue had exactly two papers by Indian authors.

**3)Â AnswerÂ (C)**

**Solution:**

In the information, it is provided that there are four authors in the logistics department, 2 authors in automation, and 2 authors in manufacturing. There are 4 Indian authors, 2 Chinese authors, and 2 Japanese authors.

The total issues publicized were 18 of which the publications done by A, D, G, H are twice the papers written by the other four authors. Hence A+D+G+H has written 12 papers in total and B+C+E+F has written 6 in total. Since an author can write a minimum of 4 papers and a maximum of 3 papers. Each of A, D, G, H must have written 3 papers each.

In statement 3 it was provided that none of the Indian authors were from the Manufacturing area and none of the Japanese or Chinese authors were from the Automation area.

Since none of the Japanese and Chinese authors belonged to automation. Hence the two automation authors must be from India. In statement 1 it was given that F an Indian author is from logistics.

Of the remaining 5 authors 3 from logistics and 2 from manufacturing, in statement 5 it is given that the two Chinese authors are from different areas and hence they must be from manufacturing and logistics.

Of the remaining 3 authors 2 in logistics and 1 in manufacturing, in statement 8 is given that a Japanese author belonged to manufacturing, and hence of the remaining 2 in logistics one of them was from India and the other from Japan.

Of the four Indian authors, 2 belonged to logistics and 2 automation. Of the two authors from Japan, one belonged to manufacturing and one logistics. Of the two Chinese authors, one of them belonged to logistics and the other manufacturing.

Five papers were scheduled in each of the January and April issues, while four were scheduled in each of July and October issues.

Using statement 1, F an Indian author wrote a single paper in logistics published in October.

Using statement 2, A was from Automation and did not have a paper scheduled in October. Since A wrote 3 papers in total he must have written in the other three months and since only Indian authors worked in Automation he must have been from India.

Using statement 5, C, E are Chinese and wrote an equal number of papers. Since B+C+E+F have written a total of 6 papers. The two possibilities are 2+2+1+1 or 3+1+1+1.. Since it was given that E had papers scheduled in consecutive issues and C did not. So the only possible case is C = 2, E =2, F = 1, B = 1.

Using statement 4, A and H were from different countries and wrote papers in the same months. Hence H must be Japanese and must have written in Jan, April, July.

In statement 6, B, from the Logistics area, had a paper scheduled in the April issue of the journal.

In statement 7, B and G belonged to the same country. None of their papers were scheduled in the same issue of the journal. Since B and G belonged to the same country the only possibility is that both of them belonged to the same country and since they published Journals in different months. G must have published in January, July, and October.

In statement 8, D, a Japanese author from the Manufacturing area, did not have a paper scheduled in the July issue. Hence he must have had the three issues in Jan, April, Oct. The other Japanese author H must have written in logistics.

The fourth Indian author G must have written a paper in Automation.

In January, one more paper needs to be publicized, one in April, 1 in July, and one in October.

In statement 5, E had papers scheduled in consecutive issues of the journal but C did not.

Hence C must have written in Jan and October, and E in April and July.

In statement 9, C and H belonged to different areas. Hence C must be from Manufacturing and E must be from Logistics.

.Option C is false in the issue of April there were three authors from logistics department.

**Question 4:Â **Which of the following statement(s) MUST be true?

Statement A: Every issue had at least one paper by author(s) from each country.

Statement B: Every issue had at most two papers by author(s) from each area.

a)Â Both the statements

b)Â Only Statement B

c)Â Only Statement A

d)Â Neither of the statements

**4)Â AnswerÂ (C)**

**Solution:**

Using statement 1, F an Indian author wrote a single paper in logistics published in October.

In statement 6, B, from the Logistics area, had a paper scheduled in the April issue of the journal.

The fourth Indian author G must have written a paper in Automation.

In statement 5, E had papers scheduled in consecutive issues of the journal but C did not.

Hence C must have written in Jan and October, and E in April and July.

The publication of April has three authors from logistics. Hence false

**Question 5:Â **How many papers were written by Indian authors?

**5)Â Answer:Â 8**

**Solution:**

Using statement 1, F an Indian author wrote a single paper in logistics published in October.

In statement 6, B, from the Logistics area, had a paper scheduled in the April issue of the journal.

The fourth Indian author G must have written a paper in Automation.

In statement 5, E had papers scheduled in consecutive issues of the journal but C did not.

Hence C must have written in Jan and October, and E in April and July.

Indian authors wrote a total of 3+1+1+3 = 8 papers

**Question 6:Â **What is the correct sequence of number of papers written by B, C, E and G, respectively?

a)Â 1, 2, 2, 3

b)Â 1, 3, 3, 1

c)Â 3, 1, 1, 3

d)Â 1, 2, 2, 1

**6)Â AnswerÂ (A)**

**Solution:**

Using statement 1, F an Indian author wrote a single paper in logistics published in October.

In statement 6, B, from the Logistics area, had a paper scheduled in the April issue of the journal.

The fourth Indian author G must have written a paper in Automation.

In statement 5, E had papers scheduled in consecutive issues of the journal but C did not.

Hence C must have written in Jan and October, and E in April and July.

.Number of papers written by B, C, E, and G are: 1, 2, 2, 3

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**Instructions**

The Humanities department of a college is planning to organize eight seminars, one for eachÂ of the eight doctoral students – A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H. Four of them are from Economics,Â three from Sociology and one from Anthropology department. Each student is guided by oneÂ among P, Q, R, S and T. Two students are guided by each of P, R and T, while one student isÂ guided by each of Q and S. Each student is guided by a guide belonging to their department.Â Each seminar is to be scheduled in one of four consecutive 30-minute slots starting at 9:00Â am, 9:30 am, 10:00 am and 10:30 am on the same day. More than one seminars can beÂ scheduled in a slot, provided the guide is free. Only three rooms are available and hence atÂ the most three seminars can be scheduled in a slot. Students who are guided by the sameÂ guide must be scheduled in consecutive slots.

The following additional facts are also known.

1. Seminars by students from Economics are scheduled in each of the four slots.

2. Aâ€™s is the only seminar that is scheduled at 10:00 am. A is guided by R.

3. F is an Anthropology student whose seminar is scheduled at 10:30 am.

4. The seminar of a Sociology student is scheduled at 9:00 am.

5. B and G are both Sociology students, whose seminars are scheduled in the same slot. TheÂ seminar of an Economics student, who is guided by T, is also scheduled in the same slot.

6. P, who is guiding both B and C, has students scheduled in the first two slots.

7. A and G are scheduled in two consecutive slots.

**Question 7:Â **If D is scheduled in the slot immediately before Qâ€™s, then which of the following is NOTÂ necessarily true?

a)Â G is guided by Q.

b)Â E is guided by R.

c)Â F is guided by S.

d)Â D is guided by T.

**7)Â AnswerÂ (B)**

**Solution:**

Now D is scheduled in the slot immediately before Q. In that case Q will be in the 9:30 slot and D will be in the 9:00 am slot. Hence D will be mentored by T and one of E/H will be mentoredÂ by R and the other by T. Obviously E is guided by R is not necessarily true as he can be mentored by T also.

**Question 8:Â **If E and Q are both scheduled in the same slot, then which of the following statementsÂ BEST describes the relationship between D, H, and T?

a)Â Exactly one of D and H is guided by T.

b)Â Both D and H are guided by T.

c)Â At least one of D and H is guided by T.

d)Â Neither D nor H is guided by T.

**8)Â AnswerÂ (C)**

**Solution:**

If E and Q are scheduled in the same slot, they both can be in the last slot. In that case E will be guided by R and both D and H will be guided by T.Â Moreover if they are in the second slot, E will be guided by T and atleast one of D and H will be guided by T. Hence option (c) is correct

**Question 9:Â **If D is scheduled in a slot later than Q’s, then which of the following two statement(s)Â is(are) true?

(i) E and H are guided by T.

(ii) G is guided by Q.

a)Â Only (ii)

b)Â Neither (i) nor (ii)

c)Â Only (i)

d)Â Both (i) and (ii)

**9)Â AnswerÂ (D)**

**Solution:**

Now D is scheduled in a slot later than Q. Q can mentor only F or G, but obviously he can’t mentor F because F is in the last slot, hence Q will mentor G. In that scenario D has to take the 10:30 slot which means D willÂ be mentored by R and E/H will be mentored by T. So statement 1 and statement 2 both are correct.

**Question 10:Â **Which of the following statements is necessarily true?

a)Â Q is guiding G.

b)Â H is an Economics student.

c)Â S is guiding F.

d)Â B is scheduled in the first slot.

**10)Â AnswerÂ (B)**

**Solution:**

As we can clearly say from here that H/D/E are all economics students. Hence Option B is definitely correct

**Question 11:Â **Who all are NOT guiding any Economics students?

a)Â Q, R and S

b)Â P, Q and R

c)Â P, R and S

d)Â P, Q and S

**11)Â AnswerÂ (D)**

**Solution:**

Let’s look at all the students we have A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H. The guides are P,Q,R,S,T and they mentor 2,1,2,1,2 students respectively.

Slots are 9:00,9:30,10:00,10:30 . Moreover economics, sociology and anthropology have 4,3,1 students respectively.

Now from 5th statement, two sociology seminars and economics seminars are held in the same slot. This will not take place at 10:00(only one seminar is scheduled at 10:00), this will also not take place at 10:30( An anthropology seminar is scheduled at 10:30 and maximum three seminars are scheduled in a slot. Hence this will happen at either 9 or 9:30. Now from (7) A and G are scheduled in consecutive slots. A is scheduled at 10:00. Hence G will be scheduled at 9:30. SO from (5), there will be three students having their seminars at 9:30.

Combining this data with the remaining points we get the following table

Moreover we do know that students having same subject are scheduled in consecutive slots. So we get

As we can see from the above table, P,Q and S are not guiding any economics student

**Question 12:Â **Which one of the following statements is true?

a)Â Two seminars are scheduled in the first slot.

b)Â Only one seminar is scheduled in the second slot.

c)Â Three seminars are scheduled in the first slot.

d)Â Three seminars are scheduled in the last slot.

**12)Â AnswerÂ (A)**

**Solution:**

Let’s look at all the students we have A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H. The guides are P,Q,R,S,T and they mentor 2,1,2,1,2 students respectively.

Slots are 9:00,9:30,10:00,10:30 . Moreover economics, sociology and anthropology have 4,3,1 students respectively.

Now from 5th statement, two sociology seminars and economics seminars are held in the same slot. This will not take place at 10:00(only one seminar is scheduled at 10:00), this will also not take place at 10:30( An anthropology seminar is scheduled at 10:30 and maximum three seminars are scheduled in a slot. Hence this will happen at either 9 or 9:30. Now from (7) A and G are scheduled in consecutive slots. A is scheduled at 10:00. Hence G will be scheduled at 9:30. SO from (5), there will be three students having their seminars at 9:30.

Combining this data with the remaining points we get the following table

Moreover we do know that students having same subject are scheduled in consecutive slots. So we get

Here we can see that two seminars are scheduled in first slot.

**Instructions**

Direction : Answer the questions based on the information provided.

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. â€˜0â€™ floor and it is not necessary that the lift is always available.

**Question 13:Â **If A reaches the building at 9:08 am and Lift 1 is at the $6^{th}$ floor with only B in it, at what time can at the earliest leave from office on that given day ?

a)Â 5:40 pm

b)Â 5:42 am

c)Â 5:47 pm

d)Â 5:45 pm

**13)Â AnswerÂ (D)**

**Solution:**

The lift is at the 6th floor. It takes 1 minute to reach 8 th floor. Further it stops for 30 seconds here.

It climbs down 8 floors. It takes 4 minutes for the same. It takes 30 seconds to halt at ground floor. Now it travels 2 floors to second floor in 1 minute. Totally it takes 7 minutes.

Therefore B reaches office at 9:15, which is his office start time. He can therefore leave office is 8 hours 30 minutes which is 5:45

**Question 14:Â **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 ?

a)Â 9:16 am

b)Â 9:14 am

c)Â 9:11 am

d)Â 9:10 am

**14)Â AnswerÂ (B)**

**Solution:**

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.

**Instructions**

Three doctors, Dr. Ben, Dr. Kane and Dr. Wayne visit a particular clinic Monday to Saturday to see patients. Dr. Ben sees each patient for 10 minutes and charges Rs. 100/-. Dr. Kane sees each patient for 15 minutes and charges Rs. 200/-, while Dr. Wayne sees each patient for 25Â minutes and charges Rs. 300/-. The clinic has three rooms numbered 1, 2 and 3 which are assigned to the three doctors as per the following table.

The clinic is open from 9 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. every Monday to Saturday.

On arrival each patient is handed a numbered token indicating their position in the queue, starting with token number 1 every day. As soon as any doctor becomes free, the next patient in the queue enters that emptied room for consultation. If at any time, more than one room isÂ free then the waiting patient enters the room with the smallest number. For example, if the next two patients in the queue have token numbers 7 and 8 and if rooms numbered 1 and 3 are free, then patient with token number 7 enters room number 1 and patient with token number 8 enters room number 3.

**Question 15:Â **On a slow Thursday, only two patients are waiting at 9 a.m. After that two patients keep arriving at exact 15-minute intervals starting at 9:15 a.m. — i.e. at 9:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m. etc. Then the total duration in minutes when all three doctors are simultaneously free is

a)Â 30

b)Â 10

c)Â 15

d)Â 0

**15)Â AnswerÂ (D)**

**Solution:**

On Thursday, the preference order for the patientsÂ is Wayne, Ben and Kane.

The first two customers will be served by Wayne and Ben. While Kane will be empty for the first 15 mins. Then he and Ben will serve the next two customers and Wayne will be empty for 5 minutes as shown in the figure below.

As we can see that the cycle will repeat after every 30 mins.

So all three doctors are never simultaneously free.

Option D

**Question 16:Â **Mr. Singh visited the clinic on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of a particular week, arriving at 8:50 a.m. on each of the three days. His token number was 13 on all three days. On which day was he at the clinic for the maximum duration?

a)Â Same duration on all three days

b)Â Friday

c)Â Monday

d)Â Wednesday

**16)Â AnswerÂ (C)**

**Solution:**

Mr Singh is 13th in the sequence on all the three days.

The following table will show the sequence for Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

He will stay the longest when the 13th guy is served by Doctor Wayne.

From the table, on Monday he had to waitÂ at the clinic for the maximum duration: till 10:15.

Option C

**Question 17:Â **The queue is never empty on one particular Saturday. Which of the three doctors would earn the maximum amount in consultation charges on that day?

a)Â Dr. Wayne

b)Â Dr. Kane

c)Â Dr. Ben

d)Â Both Dr. Wayne and Dr. Kane

**17)Â AnswerÂ (B)**

**Solution:**

If all the doctors served the patients one after the other, then in 2.5 hrs, Ben will serve 15 patients, Kane will serve 10 patients and Wayne will serve 6 patients.

Ben will earn = 15*100=Rs 1500

Kane will earn = 10*200=Rs 2000

Wayne will earn = 6*300=Rs 1800

So Kane will earn the maximum amount in consultation charges on that day.

Option B

**Question 18:Â **What is the maximum number of patients that the clinic can cater to on any single day?

a)Â 12

b)Â 30

c)Â 31

d)Â 15

**18)Â AnswerÂ (C)**

**Solution:**

If all the doctors served the patients one after the other, then in 2.5 hrs, Ben will serve 15 patients, Kane will serve 10 patients and Wayne will serve 6 patients.

A total of 31 patients can be served on a particular day.

**Instructions**

Given below is the time table for a trans-continental train that cuts across several time zones. All timings are in local time in the respective cities. The average speed of the train between any two cities is the same in both directions.

**Question 19:Â **What time is it at Yag when it is 12:00 noon at Sab?

a)Â 5:00 pm

b)Â 12:00 noon

c)Â 9:30 am

d)Â 7:00 am

e)Â 2:30 pm

**19)Â AnswerÂ (A)**

**Solution:**

The above figure shows the time taken in hrs:min to travel between two consecutive cities both for upward and downward journeys.

The difference in time between two consecutive cities will be the average of the difference in time taken for upward and downward journeys.

So, the difference of time for different consecutive pairs can be found as below:

**Z-Y:**

For both up & down motions time difference is 0. Hence, Z & Y are in same time zone.

**Y-V:**

Time taken for travelling from Y to V is less than that of from Â V to Y with a difference of 4 hrs. Hence, Y is 2 hours ahead of V.

**V-S:**

Time taken for travelling from V to S is less than that of from Â S to V with a difference of 6 hrs. Hence, V is 3 hours ahead of S.

**S-R:**

Time taken for travelling from S to R is less than that of from Â R to S with a difference of 2 hrs. Hence, S is 1 hour ahead of R.

It can be concluded that Yag is 5 hours ahead of Sab. Hence, it will be 5:00 Pm at Yag when it is 12 noon at Sab.

Hence, option A.

**Question 20:Â **What is the total time taken in minutes by the train to go from Zut to Raz?

a)Â 22 hours, 40 minutes

b)Â 28 hours, 40 minutes

c)Â 16 hours, 40 minutes

d)Â 20 hours, 40 minutes

e)Â 24 hours, 40 minutes

**20)Â AnswerÂ (A)**

**Solution:**

The above figure shows the time taken in hrs:min to travel between two consecutive cities both for upward and downward journeys.

The difference in time between two consecutive cities will be the average of the difference in time taken for upward and downward journeys.

So, the difference of time for different consecutive pairs can be found as below:

**Z-Y:**

For both up & down motions time difference is 0. Hence, Z & Y are in same time zone.

**Y-V:**

Time taken for travelling from Y to V is less than that of from Â V to Y with a difference of 4 hrs. Hence, Y is 2 hours ahead of V.

**V-S:**

Time taken for travelling from V to S is less than that of from Â S to V with a difference of 6 hrs. Hence, V is 3 hours ahead of S.

**S-R:**

Time taken for travelling from S to R is less than that of from Â R to S with a difference of 2 hrs. Hence, S is 1 hour ahead of R.

Zut is 6 hours ahead of Rag. Also, the train departs from Zut at 6:00 am and arrives at Rag at 10:40 pm taking a total of 16 hrs 40 min. Hence, the total time taken to travel from Zut to Rag is 22 hrs 40 min.

Hence, option A.

**Question 21:Â **Which of the following pairs of cities are in the same time zone?

a)Â Yag and Vaq

b)Â Vaq and Sab

c)Â Zut and Yag

d)Â No pair of cities are in the same time zone.

e)Â Sab and Raz

**21)Â AnswerÂ (C)**

**Solution:**

The above figure shows the time taken in hrs:min to travel between two consecutive cities both for upward and downward journeys.

The difference in time between two consecutive cities will be the average of the difference in time taken for upward and downward journeys.

So, the difference of time for different consecutive pairs can be found as below:

**Z-Y:**

For both up & down motions time difference is 0. Hence, Z & Y are in same time zone.

**Y-V:**

Time taken for travelling from Y to V is less than that of from Â V to Y with a difference of 4 hrs. Hence, Y is 2 hours ahead of V.

**V-S:**

Time taken for travelling from V to S is less than that of from Â S to V with a difference of 6 hrs. Hence, V is 3 hours ahead of S.

**S-R:**

Time taken for travelling from S to R is less than that of from Â R to S with a difference of 2 hrs. Hence, S is 1 hour ahead of R.

As shown above, only cities Zut and Yag are in same time-zone.

Hence, option C.

**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 â€˜?â€™.

**Question 22:Â **If Ganeshan entered the venue before Divya, when did Balaram enter the venue?

a)Â 7:25 am

b)Â 7:10 am

c)Â 7:15 am

d)Â 7:45 am

**22)Â AnswerÂ (A)**

**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 candidatesÂ 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.

In the question it is given thatÂ Ganeshan entered the venue before Divya. Therefore, we can say that Ganesh must have entered with Akhil at 7:10 am. In that case, Divya and Balaram must have entered at 7:15 am and 7:25 am respectively. Hence, option A is the correct answer.

**Question 23:Â **When did Erina reach the venue?

a)Â 7:45 am

b)Â 7:25 am

c)Â 7:15 am

d)Â 7:10 am

**23)Â AnswerÂ (A)**

**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 candidatesÂ 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.

**Question 24:Â **Who else was in Room 102 when Ganeshan entered?

a)Â Akil

b)Â Divya

c)Â Chitra

d)Â No one

**24)Â AnswerÂ (D)**

**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 candidatesÂ 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 Ganeshan is the first person to enter in room 102.Hence, option D is the correct answer.

**Question 25:Â **What best can be said about the room to which Divya was allotted?

a)Â Definitely Room 101

b)Â Definitely Room 103

c)Â Definitely Room 102

d)Â Either Room 101 or Room 102

**25)Â AnswerÂ (A)**

**Solution:**

Erina was the only person in room no 103.

From the table we can see that Divya was allotted room no 101. Hence, option A is the correct answer.