Directions: Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given beside:
 
Eight persons – Shirish, Suresh, Sajal, Sashi, Sanjay, Sunder, Srajit and Shankar (not necessarily in the same order) are sitting around a circular table in a way such that four of them are facing towards the centre and the others are facing away from the centre. Each of these persons have a different surname – Gaur, Gail, Gopal, Gandhi, Girish, Guman, Garv and Goyal, but not necessarily in the same order.
 
Sajal’s surname is Gaur and is facing towards the centre.
The immediate neighbours of Sajal faces away from the centre and their surnames are Gail and Gopal.
Shankar faces away from the centre and the immediate neighbours of Shankar faces a direction opposite to each other.
Srajit’s surname is Garv, is facing towards the centre and sits third to the right of Sashi, whose surname is Gail.
The one whose surname is Girish is not neighbouring the one whose surname is Gail or Srajit.
Shirish is sitting opposite to Sanjay and neither of them has a surname Gopal but surname of one of them is Girish.
Both Shirish and Sanjay are facing in the same direction (for example, if one is facing outside then other is also facing outside).
Shankar is not neighbouring either the one whose surname is Garv or the one who is neighbouring the one whose surname is Guman but is sitting opposite to the one whose surname is Gandhi, who is neighbouring Shirish.
Sunder’s surname is not Goyal and is facing the centre.
1
Who among the following has surname Goyal?
» Explain it
A
Following the final solution, we can say that Suresh has surname Goyal.

Hence, the correct answer is option A.
 
Final Solution:
 

Common Explanation:
 
Reference:
 
Eight persons – Shirish, Suresh, Sajal, Sashi, Sanjay, Sunder, Srajit and Shankar (not necessarily in the same order) are sitting around a circular table in a way such that four of them are facing towards the centre and the others are facing away from the centre. Each of these persons have a different surname – Gaur, Gail, Gopal, Gandhi, Girish, Guman, Garv and Goyal, but not necessarily in the same order.
 
Inference:
 
We will keep this information in mind while solving the puzzle.
 
Reference:
 
Sajal’s surname is Gaur and is facing towards the centre.

The immediate neighbours of Sajal faces away from the centre and their surnames are Gail and Gopal.

Srajit’s surname is Garv, is facing towards the centre and sits third to the right of Sashi, whose surname is Gail.

 
Inference:
 
Here, we have two possible scenarios in which above hints can be used accordingly.
 
Case 1:
 

Case 2:
 

Reference:
 
The one whose surname is Girish is not neighbouring the one whose surname is Gail or Srajit.

Shirish is sitting opposite to Sanjay and neither of them has a surname Gopal but surname of one of them is Girish.

 
Inference:
 
At this point we cannot use the above hints in case 2 accordingly so we can say that case 2 is an invalid case.
 
Here, we have two possible scenarios in which above hints can be used in case 1 accordingly.
 
Case 1-A:
 

Case 1-B:
 

Reference:
 
Shankar is not neighbouring either the one whose surname is Garv or the one who is neighbouring the one whose surname is Guman but is sitting opposite to the one whose surname is Gandhi, who is neighbouring Shirish.
 
Inference:
 
At this point we cannot use the above hints in case 1-B accordingly so we can say that case 1-B is an invalid case.
 
After using the above hints in case 1-A, we have:
 
Case 1-A:
 

Reference:
 
Sunder’s surname is not Goyal and is facing the centre.

Both Shirish and Sanjay are facing in the same direction (for example, if one is facing outside then other is also facing outside).

Shankar faces away from the centre and the immediate neighbours of Shankar faces a direction opposite to each other.

 
Inference:
 
After using the above hints in case 1-A, we have:
 
Case 1-A:
 

At this point we can say that Suresh’s surname is Goyal and faces the centre.
 
Case 1-A:
 
2
Who among the following sits second to the right of Shankar?
» Explain it
D
Following the final solution, we can say that Sashi sits second to the right of Shankar.

Hence, the correct answer is option D.
 
Final Solution:
 

Common Explanation:
 
Reference:
 
Eight persons – Shirish, Suresh, Sajal, Sashi, Sanjay, Sunder, Srajit and Shankar (not necessarily in the same order) are sitting around a circular table in a way such that four of them are facing towards the centre and the others are facing away from the centre. Each of these persons have a different surname – Gaur, Gail, Gopal, Gandhi, Girish, Guman, Garv and Goyal, but not necessarily in the same order.
 
Inference:
 
We will keep this information in mind while solving the puzzle.
 
Reference:
 
Sajal’s surname is Gaur and is facing towards the centre.

The immediate neighbours of Sajal faces away from the centre and their surnames are Gail and Gopal.

Srajit’s surname is Garv, is facing towards the centre and sits third to the right of Sashi, whose surname is Gail.

 
Inference:
 
Here, we have two possible scenarios in which above hints can be used accordingly.
 
Case 1:
 

Case 2:
 

Reference:
 
The one whose surname is Girish is not neighbouring the one whose surname is Gail or Srajit.

Shirish is sitting opposite to Sanjay and neither of them has a surname Gopal but surname of one of them is Girish.

 
Inference:
 
At this point we cannot use the above hints in case 2 accordingly so we can say that case 2 is an invalid case.
 
Here, we have two possible scenarios in which above hints can be used in case 1 accordingly.
 
Case 1-A:
 

Case 1-B:
 

Reference:
 
Shankar is not neighbouring either the one whose surname is Garv or the one who is neighbouring the one whose surname is Guman but is sitting opposite to the one whose surname is Gandhi, who is neighbouring Shirish.
 
Inference:
 
At this point we cannot use the above hints in case 1-B accordingly so we can say that case 1-B is an invalid case.
 
After using the above hints in case 1-A, we have:
 
Case 1-A:
 

Reference:
 
Sunder’s surname is not Goyal and is facing the centre.

Both Shirish and Sanjay are facing in the same direction (for example, if one is facing outside then other is also facing outside).

Shankar faces away from the centre and the immediate neighbours of Shankar faces a direction opposite to each other.

 
Inference:
 
After using the above hints in case 1-A, we have:
 
Case 1-A:
 

At this point we can say that Suresh’s surname is Goyal and faces the centre.
 
Case 1-A:
 
3
Who among the following is sitting third to the right of the one, who is sitting second to the left of the one, whose surname is Gandhi?
» Explain it
B
Following the final solution, we can say that Shirish is sitting third to the right of the one, who is sitting second to the left of the one, whose surname is Gandhi.

Hence, the correct answer is option B.
 
Final Solution:
 

Common Explanation:
 
Reference:
 
Eight persons – Shirish, Suresh, Sajal, Sashi, Sanjay, Sunder, Srajit and Shankar (not necessarily in the same order) are sitting around a circular table in a way such that four of them are facing towards the centre and the others are facing away from the centre. Each of these persons have a different surname – Gaur, Gail, Gopal, Gandhi, Girish, Guman, Garv and Goyal, but not necessarily in the same order.
 
Inference:
 
We will keep this information in mind while solving the puzzle.
 
Reference:
 
Sajal’s surname is Gaur and is facing towards the centre.

The immediate neighbours of Sajal faces away from the centre and their surnames are Gail and Gopal.

Srajit’s surname is Garv, is facing towards the centre and sits third to the right of Sashi, whose surname is Gail.

 
Inference:
 
Here, we have two possible scenarios in which above hints can be used accordingly.
 
Case 1:
 

Case 2:
 

Reference:
 
The one whose surname is Girish is not neighbouring the one whose surname is Gail or Srajit.

Shirish is sitting opposite to Sanjay and neither of them has a surname Gopal but surname of one of them is Girish.

 
Inference:
 
At this point we cannot use the above hints in case 2 accordingly so we can say that case 2 is an invalid case.
 
Here, we have two possible scenarios in which above hints can be used in case 1 accordingly.
 
Case 1-A:
 

Case 1-B:
 

Reference:
 
Shankar is not neighbouring either the one whose surname is Garv or the one who is neighbouring the one whose surname is Guman but is sitting opposite to the one whose surname is Gandhi, who is neighbouring Shirish.
 
Inference:
 
At this point we cannot use the above hints in case 1-B accordingly so we can say that case 1-B is an invalid case.
 
After using the above hints in case 1-A, we have:
 
Case 1-A:
 

Reference:
 
Sunder’s surname is not Goyal and is facing the centre.

Both Shirish and Sanjay are facing in the same direction (for example, if one is facing outside then other is also facing outside).

Shankar faces away from the centre and the immediate neighbours of Shankar faces a direction opposite to each other.

 
Inference:
 
After using the above hints in case 1-A, we have:
 
Case 1-A:
 

At this point we can say that Suresh’s surname is Goyal and faces the centre.
 
Case 1-A:
 
4
Four of the following five are alike in some way and hence form a group. Which of the following is the one that does not belong to the group?
» Explain it
C
Following the final solution, we can say that Sashi Gaur is the one that does not belong to the group because of all the options Sashi Gaur is the only option in which name and surname is of adjacent persons.

Hence, the correct answer is option C.
 
Final Solution:
 

Common Explanation:
 
Reference:
 
Eight persons – Shirish, Suresh, Sajal, Sashi, Sanjay, Sunder, Srajit and Shankar (not necessarily in the same order) are sitting around a circular table in a way such that four of them are facing towards the centre and the others are facing away from the centre. Each of these persons have a different surname – Gaur, Gail, Gopal, Gandhi, Girish, Guman, Garv and Goyal, but not necessarily in the same order.
 
Inference:
 
We will keep this information in mind while solving the puzzle.
 
Reference:
 
Sajal’s surname is Gaur and is facing towards the centre.

The immediate neighbours of Sajal faces away from the centre and their surnames are Gail and Gopal.

Srajit’s surname is Garv, is facing towards the centre and sits third to the right of Sashi, whose surname is Gail.

 
Inference:
 
Here, we have two possible scenarios in which above hints can be used accordingly.
 
Case 1:
 

Case 2:
 

Reference:
 
The one whose surname is Girish is not neighbouring the one whose surname is Gail or Srajit.

Shirish is sitting opposite to Sanjay and neither of them has a surname Gopal but surname of one of them is Girish.

 
Inference:
 
At this point we cannot use the above hints in case 2 accordingly so we can say that case 2 is an invalid case.
 
Here, we have two possible scenarios in which above hints can be used in case 1 accordingly.
 
Case 1-A:
 

Case 1-B:
 

Reference:
 
Shankar is not neighbouring either the one whose surname is Garv or the one who is neighbouring the one whose surname is Guman but is sitting opposite to the one whose surname is Gandhi, who is neighbouring Shirish.
 
Inference:
 
At this point we cannot use the above hints in case 1-B accordingly so we can say that case 1-B is an invalid case.
 
After using the above hints in case 1-A, we have:
 
Case 1-A:
 

Reference:
 
Sunder’s surname is not Goyal and is facing the centre.

Both Shirish and Sanjay are facing in the same direction (for example, if one is facing outside then other is also facing outside).

Shankar faces away from the centre and the immediate neighbours of Shankar faces a direction opposite to each other.

 
Inference:
 
After using the above hints in case 1-A, we have:
 
Case 1-A:
 

At this point we can say that Suresh’s surname is Goyal and faces the centre.
 
Case 1-A:
 
5
Who among the following is the neighbour of Suresh?

I. Srajit   II. Sanjay   III. Shirish
» Explain it
D
Following the final solution, we can say that both Srajit and Sanjay are the neighbours of Suresh.
 
Hence, the correct answer is option D.
 
Final Solution:
 

Common Explanation:
 
Reference:
 
Eight persons – Shirish, Suresh, Sajal, Sashi, Sanjay, Sunder, Srajit and Shankar (not necessarily in the same order) are sitting around a circular table in a way such that four of them are facing towards the centre and the others are facing away from the centre. Each of these persons have a different surname – Gaur, Gail, Gopal, Gandhi, Girish, Guman, Garv and Goyal, but not necessarily in the same order.
 
Inference:
 
We will keep this information in mind while solving the puzzle.
 
Reference:
 
Sajal’s surname is Gaur and is facing towards the centre.

The immediate neighbours of Sajal faces away from the centre and their surnames are Gail and Gopal.

Srajit’s surname is Garv, is facing towards the centre and sits third to the right of Sashi, whose surname is Gail.

 
Inference:
 
Here, we have two possible scenarios in which above hints can be used accordingly.
 
Case 1:
 

Case 2:
 

Reference:
 
The one whose surname is Girish is not neighbouring the one whose surname is Gail or Srajit.

Shirish is sitting opposite to Sanjay and neither of them has a surname Gopal but surname of one of them is Girish.

 
Inference:
 
At this point we cannot use the above hints in case 2 accordingly so we can say that case 2 is an invalid case.
 
Here, we have two possible scenarios in which above hints can be used in case 1 accordingly.
 
Case 1-A:
 

Case 1-B:
 

Reference:
 
Shankar is not neighbouring either the one whose surname is Garv or the one who is neighbouring the one whose surname is Guman but is sitting opposite to the one whose surname is Gandhi, who is neighbouring Shirish.
 
Inference:
 
At this point we cannot use the above hints in case 1-B accordingly so we can say that case 1-B is an invalid case.
 
After using the above hints in case 1-A, we have:
 
Case 1-A:
 

Reference:
 
Sunder’s surname is not Goyal and is facing the centre.

Both Shirish and Sanjay are facing in the same direction (for example, if one is facing outside then other is also facing outside).

Shankar faces away from the centre and the immediate neighbours of Shankar faces a direction opposite to each other.

 
Inference:
 
After using the above hints in case 1-A, we have:
 
Case 1-A:
 

At this point we can say that Suresh’s surname is Goyal and faces the centre.
 
Case 1-A:
 

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