Directions: Read the given information carefully and answer the questions given beside:
 
Twelve persons are sitting in two parallel rows in such a way that the persons sitting in Row-1 faces the persons sitting in the Row-2. Six persons A to F are sitting in the Row-1 and facing north direction. Six persons P to U are sitting in the Row-2 and facing south direction. All the above information is not necessarily in the same order. E sits second to the right of F. Two persons sit between F and B, who is facing R. Q and R are immediate neighbors. U sits second to the left of Q. The person who sits second to the right of P is facing C. More than one person sits between F and D. T does not sit at the extreme end of the line.
1
Who among the following person sits third to the right of R?
» Explain it
E
Following the common explanation, we get "None of these".

T sits third to the right of R

Hence, option E is correct.
 
Case-2
Person[Row-2]
South
S T P Q R U
 
Person[Row-1]
North
C F A E B D
 
Common Explanation
 
References:
 
Six persons A to F are sitting in the Row-1 and facing north direction.
 
Six persons P to U are sitting in the Row-2 and facing south direction.
 
E sits second to the right of F.
 
Two persons sit between F and B, who is facing R.
 
More than one person sits between F and D.
 
Q and R are immediate neighbors.
 
U sits second to the left of Q.
 
Inferences:
 
From above statements
 
Note: B can’t sit at any end of the row; if so F sits either at 3rd or 4th from end of the row by this more than 1 person between D and F is not possible (Refer 1st three reference points)
 
With respect to the last two statements, we get the initial table as follows,
 
Case-1: F sits extreme left end (Row-1). E and B sits second and third to the right of F respectively. Q sits opposite to E (only possibility) and R sits opposite to B (given). U sits to the immediate left of R. Here D sits either second or 1st from right end in Row-1
 
Case-1
Person[Row-2]
South
    Q R U  
 
Person[Row-1]
North
F   E B D/ D/
 
Case-2: F sits second from left end. E and B sits second and third to the right of F respectively. Q sits opposite to E (only possibility) and R sits opposite to B (given). U sits to the immediate left of R. Here D sits at extreme right end of Row-1 [only possibility] i.e. 3 persons sit between F and D.
 
Case-2
Person[Row-2]
South
      Q R U
 
Person[Row-1]
North
  F   E B D

References:
 
The person who sits second to the right of P is facing C.
 
T does not sit at the extreme end of the line.
 
Inferences:
 
From above statements,
 
Case-1: There is no place for P as per given statement (The person who sits second to the right of P is facing C). This case become invalid and it can be eliminated.
 
Case-1 [Eliminated]
The person who sits second to the right of P is facing C [not satisfied]
Person[Row-2]
South
    Q R U  
 
Person[Row-1]
North
F   E B D/ D/
 
Case-2: As per given statement, C sits extreme left of the Row-1. P sits to the immediate right of Q in Row-2. Given, T does not sit at the extreme end of the line. Then T sits to the immediate right of P in Row-2. Finally, S sits extreme at right end in Row-2 and the person A sit to the immediate right of F. Thus all given conditions gets satisfied and we get the completed seating as shown.
 
Case-2
Person[Row-2]
South
S T P Q R U
 
Person[Row-1]
North
C F A E B D
2
How many persons sit between C and A?
» Explain it
A
Following the common explanation, we get "One".

Only one person sit between C and A

Hence, option A is correct.
 
Case-2
Person[Row-2]
South
S T P Q R U
 
Person[Row-1]
North
C F A E B D
 
 
Common Explanation
 
References:
 
Six persons A to F are sitting in the Row-1 and facing north direction.
 
Six persons P to U are sitting in the Row-2 and facing south direction.
 
E sits second to the right of F.
 
Two persons sit between F and B, who is facing R.
 
More than one person sits between F and D.
 
Q and R are immediate neighbors.
 
U sits second to the left of Q.
 
Inferences:
 
From above statements
 
Note: B can’t sit at any end of the row; if so F sits either at 3rd or 4th from end of the row by this more than 1 person between D and F is not possible (Refer 1st three reference points)
 
With respect to the last two statements, we get the initial table as follows,
 
Case-1: F sits extreme left end (Row-1). E and B sits second and third to the right of F respectively. Q sits opposite to E (only possibility) and R sits opposite to B (given). U sits to the immediate left of R. Here D sits either second or 1st from right end in Row-1
 
Case-1
Person[Row-2]
South
    Q R U  
 
Person[Row-1]
North
F   E B D/ D/
 
 
Case-2: F sits second from left end. E and B sits second and third to the right of F respectively. Q sits opposite to E (only possibility) and R sits opposite to B (given). U sits to the immediate left of R. Here D sits at extreme right end of Row-1 [only possibility] i.e. 3 persons sit between F and D.
 
Case-2
Person[Row-2]
South
      Q R U
 
Person[Row-1]
North
  F   E B D

References:
 
The person who sits second to the right of P is facing C.
 
T does not sit at the extreme end of the line.
 
Inferences:
 
From above statements,
 
Case-1: There is no place for P as per given statement (The person who sits second to the right of P is facing C). This case become invalid and it can be eliminated.
 
Case-1 [Eliminated]
The person who sits second to the right of P is facing C [not satisfied]
Person[Row-2]
South
    Q R U  
 
Person[Row-1]
North
F   E B D/ D/
 
 
Case-2: As per given statement, C sits extreme left of the Row-1. P sits to the immediate right of Q in Row-2. Given, T does not sit at the extreme end of the line. Then T sits to the immediate right of P in Row-2. Finally, S sits extreme at right end in Row-2 and the person A sit to the immediate right of F. Thus all given conditions gets satisfied and we get the completed seating as shown.
 
Case-2
Person[Row-2]
South
S T P Q R U
 
Person[Row-1]
North
C F A E B D
3
If only Row-1 persons arranged in alphabetical order from left to right, then who among the following faces Q? 
» Explain it
C
Following the common explanation, we get "D faces Q".
 
Case-2
Person[Row-2]
South
S T P Q R U
 
Person[Row-1]
North
C F A E B D
Alphabetical order A B C D E F
 
Hence, option C is correct.
 
Case-2
Person[Row-2]
South
S T P Q R U
 
Person[Row-1]
North
C F A E B D
 
Common Explanation
 
References:
 
Six persons A to F are sitting in the Row-1 and facing north direction.
 
Six persons P to U are sitting in the Row-2 and facing south direction.
 
E sits second to the right of F.
 
Two persons sit between F and B, who is facing R.
 
More than one person sits between F and D.
 
Q and R are immediate neighbors.
 
U sits second to the left of Q.
 
Inferences:
 
From above statements
 
Note: B can’t sit at any end of the row; if so F sits either at 3rd or 4th from end of the row by this more than 1 person between D and F is not possible (Refer 1st three reference points)
 
With respect to the last two statements, we get the initial table as follows,
 
Case-1: F sits extreme left end (Row-1). E and B sits second and third to the right of F respectively. Q sits opposite to E (only possibility) and R sits opposite to B (given). U sits to the immediate left of R. Here D sits either second or 1st from right end in Row-1
 
Case-1
Person[Row-2]
South
    Q R U  
 
Person[Row-1]
North
F   E B D/ D/
 
Case-2: F sits second from left end. E and B sits second and third to the right of F respectively. Q sits opposite to E (only possibility) and R sits opposite to B (given). U sits to the immediate left of R. Here D sits at extreme right end of Row-1 [only possibility] i.e. 3 persons sit between F and D.
 
Case-2
Person[Row-2]
South
      Q R U
 
Person[Row-1]
North
  F   E B D

References:
 
The person who sits second to the right of P is facing C.
 
T does not sit at the extreme end of the line.
 
Inferences:
 
From above statements,
 
Case-1: There is no place for P as per given statement (The person who sits second to the right of P is facing C). This case become invalid and it can be eliminated.
 
Case-1 [Eliminated]
The person who sits second to the right of P is facing C [not satisfied]
Person[Row-2]
South
    Q R U  
 
Person[Row-1]
North
F   E B D/ D/
 
Case-2: As per given statement, C sits extreme left of the Row-1. P sits to the immediate right of Q in Row-2. Given, T does not sit at the extreme end of the line. Then T sits to the immediate right of P in Row-2. Finally, S sits extreme at right end in Row-2 and the person A sit to the immediate right of F. Thus all given conditions gets satisfied and we get the completed seating as shown.
 
Case-2
Person[Row-2]
South
S T P Q R U
 
Person[Row-1]
North
C F A E B D
4
If S is related to P, Q is related to U, then in the same manner E is related to ________ .
» Explain it
C
Following the common explanation, we get "Second person is sitting second to left of the first person", So, E is sitting second to the left of F.

Hence, option C is correct.
 
Case-2
Person[Row-2]
South
S T P Q R U
 
Person[Row-1]
North
C F A E B D
 
Common Explanation
 
References:
 
Six persons A to F are sitting in the Row-1 and facing north direction.
 
Six persons P to U are sitting in the Row-2 and facing south direction.
 
E sits second to the right of F.
 
Two persons sit between F and B, who is facing R.
 
More than one person sits between F and D.
 
Q and R are immediate neighbors.
 
U sits second to the left of Q.
 
Inferences:
 
From above statements
 
Note: B can’t sit at any end of the row; if so F sits either at 3rd or 4th from end of the row by this more than 1 person between D and F is not possible (Refer 1st three reference points)
 
With respect to the last two statements, we get the initial table as follows,
 
Case-1: F sits extreme left end (Row-1). E and B sits second and third to the right of F respectively. Q sits opposite to E (only possibility) and R sits opposite to B (given). U sits to the immediate left of R. Here D sits either second or 1st from right end in Row-1
 
Case-1
Person[Row-2]
South
    Q R U  
 
Person[Row-1]
North
F   E B D/ D/
 
Case-2: F sits second from left end. E and B sits second and third to the right of F respectively. Q sits opposite to E (only possibility) and R sits opposite to B (given). U sits to the immediate left of R. Here D sits at extreme right end of Row-1 [only possibility] i.e. 3 persons sit between F and D.
 
Case-2
Person[Row-2]
South
      Q R U
 
Person[Row-1]
North
  F   E B D

References:
 
The person who sits second to the right of P is facing C.
 
T does not sit at the extreme end of the line.
 
Inferences:
 
From above statements,
 
Case-1: There is no place for P as per given statement (The person who sits second to the right of P is facing C). This case become invalid and it can be eliminated.
 
Case-1 [Eliminated]
The person who sits second to the right of P is facing C [not satisfied]
Person[Row-2]
South
    Q R U  
 
Person[Row-1]
North
F   E B D/ D/
 
Case-2: As per given statement, C sits extreme left of the Row-1. P sits to the immediate right of Q in Row-2. Given, T does not sit at the extreme end of the line. Then T sits to the immediate right of P in Row-2. Finally, S sits extreme at right end in Row-2 and the person A sit to the immediate right of F. Thus all given conditions gets satisfied and we get the completed seating as shown.
 
Case-2
Person[Row-2]
South
S T P Q R U
 
Person[Row-1]
North
C F A E B D
5
Who among the following is sitting diagonally opposite to C?
» Explain it
E
Following the common explanation, we get "U is sitting diagonally opposite to C ".

Hence, option E is correct.
 
Case-2
Person[Row-2]
South
S T P Q R U
 
Person[Row-1]
North
C F A E B D
 
Common Explanation
 
References:
 
Six persons A to F are sitting in the Row-1 and facing north direction.
 
Six persons P to U are sitting in the Row-2 and facing south direction.
 
E sits second to the right of F.
 
Two persons sit between F and B, who is facing R.
 
More than one person sits between F and D.
 
Q and R are immediate neighbors.
 
U sits second to the left of Q.
 
Inferences:
 
From above statements
 
Note: B can’t sit at any end of the row; if so F sits either at 3rd or 4th from end of the row by this more than 1 person between D and F is not possible (Refer 1st three reference points)
 
With respect to the last two statements, we get the initial table as follows,
 
Case-1: F sits extreme left end (Row-1). E and B sits second and third to the right of F respectively. Q sits opposite to E (only possibility) and R sits opposite to B (given). U sits to the immediate left of R. Here D sits either second or 1st from right end in Row-1
 
Case-1
Person[Row-2]
South
    Q R U  
 
Person[Row-1]
North
F   E B D/ D/
 
Case-2: F sits second from left end. E and B sits second and third to the right of F respectively. Q sits opposite to E (only possibility) and R sits opposite to B (given). U sits to the immediate left of R. Here D sits at extreme right end of Row-1 [only possibility] i.e. 3 persons sit between F and D.
 
Case-2
Person[Row-2]
South
      Q R U
 
Person[Row-1]
North
  F   E B D

References:
 
The person who sits second to the right of P is facing C.
 
T does not sit at the extreme end of the line.
 
Inferences:
 
From above statements,
 
Case-1: There is no place for P as per given statement (The person who sits second to the right of P is facing C). This case become invalid and it can be eliminated.
 
Case-1 [Eliminated]
The person who sits second to the right of P is facing C [not satisfied]
Person[Row-2]
South
    Q R U  
 
Person[Row-1]
North
F   E B D/ D/
 
Case-2: As per given statement, C sits extreme left of the Row-1. P sits to the immediate right of Q in Row-2. Given, T does not sit at the extreme end of the line. Then T sits to the immediate right of P in Row-2. Finally, S sits extreme at right end in Row-2 and the person A sit to the immediate right of F. Thus all given conditions gets satisfied and we get the completed seating as shown.
 
Case-2
Person[Row-2]
South
S T P Q R U
 
Person[Row-1]
North
C F A E B D

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