Directions: Read the given information carefully and answer the questions given beside:
 
There are eight persons - Mita, Niya, Om, Pari, Qiya, Rati, Shri and Tiya. All of them are sitting in a straight row and are facing in the South direction but not necessarily in the same order. There are only two persons between Rati and Pari. The number of persons between Qiya and Mita is same as the number of persons between Pari and Shri. Om is not a neighbor of Shri who is immediate left of Niya. Qiya is second to the left of Rati who is fourth from the right corner. Mita sits at any corner of the row. Tiya sits immediate right of Qiya.
1
How many persons are seated to the left of Niya?
» Explain it
D
From the following explanation it is clear that six persons are seated towards the left of Niya.

Option D, is hence the correct answer.
 
Row/Persons→
(Facing South)↓
Pari Niya Shri Rati Tiya Qiya Om Mita
←Right end                                                                                                                                                   → Left end
 
Common Explanation:

Reference:

Qiya is second to the left of Rati who is fourth from the right corner.

Tiya sits immediate right of Qiya.

There are only two persons between Rati and Pari.


Inference:

Based on the given hints following two cases can be drawn:

Case1 When Pari is third to the left of Rati
 
Row/Persons→
(Facing South)↓
      Rati Tiya Qiya Pari  
←Right end                                                                                                                                                   → Left end

Case2 When Pari is third to the right of Rati
 
Row/Persons→
(Facing South)↓
Pari     Rati Tiya Qiya    
←Right end                                                                                                                                                   → Left end

Reference:

The number of persons between Qiya and Mita is same as the number of persons between Pari and Shri.

Mita sits at any corner of the row.

Om is not a neighbor of Shri who is immediate left of Niya.


Inference:

Case1 When Pari is third to the left of Rati and number of persons between Mita and Qiya are 4
 
Row/Persons→
(Facing South)↓
Mita Shri   Rati Tiya Qiya Pari  
←Right end                                                                                                                                                   → Left end

In Case1, Positions of Om and Niya cannot be ascertained without violating the third hint, thus Case1 Fails here.

Case2 When Pari is third to the right of Rati and number of persons between Mita and Qiya is 1
 
Row/Persons→
(Facing South)↓
Pari Niya Shri Rati Tiya Qiya Om Mita
←Right end                                                                                                                                                   → Left end
2
Four of the following five are alike in some way and thus form a group. Which of the following does not belong to the group?
» Explain it
E
From the following explanation it is clear that Pari is the only one among the given options, who sits at an extreme end, rest person sit in the middle of the row.

Option E, is hence the correct answer.
 
Row/Persons→
(Facing South)↓
Pari Niya Shri Rati Tiya Qiya Om Mita
←Right end                                                                                                                                                   → Left end
 
Common Explanation:

Reference:

Qiya is second to the left of Rati who is fourth from the right corner.

Tiya sits immediate right of Qiya.

There are only two persons between Rati and Pari.


Inference:

Based on the given hints following two cases can be drawn:

Case1 When Pari is third to the left of Rati
 
Row/Persons→
(Facing South)↓
      Rati Tiya Qiya Pari  
←Right end                                                                                                                                                   → Left end

Case2 When Pari is third to the right of Rati
 
Row/Persons→
(Facing South)↓
Pari     Rati Tiya Qiya    
←Right end                                                                                                                                                   → Left end

Reference:

The number of persons between Qiya and Mita is same as the number of persons between Pari and Shri.

Mita sits at any corner of the row.

Om is not a neighbor of Shri who is immediate left of Niya.


Inference:

Case1 When Pari is third to the left of Rati and number of persons between Mita and Qiya are 4
 
Row/Persons→
(Facing South)↓
Mita Shri   Rati Tiya Qiya Pari  
←Right end                                                                                                                                                   → Left end

In Case1, Positions of Om and Niya cannot be ascertained without violating the third hint, thus Case1 Fails here.

Case2 When Pari is third to the right of Rati and number of persons between Mita and Qiya is 1
 
Row/Persons→
(Facing South)↓
Pari Niya Shri Rati Tiya Qiya Om Mita
←Right end                                                                                                                                                   → Left end
3
Who among the following is/are immediate  neighbour(s) of Qiya?
» Explain it
C
From the following explanation it is clear that Om and Tiya both are the immediate neighbours of Qiya.

Option C, is hence the correct answer.
 
Row/Persons→
(Facing South)↓
Pari Niya Shri Rati Tiya Qiya Om Mita
←Right end                                                                                                                                                   → Left end
 
Common Explanation:

Reference:

Qiya is second to the left of Rati who is fourth from the right corner.

Tiya sits immediate right of Qiya.

There are only two persons between Rati and Pari.


Inference:

Based on the given hints following two cases can be drawn:

Case1 When Pari is third to the left of Rati
 
Row/Persons→
(Facing South)↓
      Rati Tiya Qiya Pari  
←Right end                                                                                                                                                   → Left end

Case2 When Pari is third to the right of Rati
 
Row/Persons→
(Facing South)↓
Pari     Rati Tiya Qiya    
←Right end                                                                                                                                                   → Left end

Reference:

The number of persons between Qiya and Mita is same as the number of persons between Pari and Shri.

Mita sits at any corner of the row.

Om is not a neighbor of Shri who is immediate left of Niya.


Inference:

Case1 When Pari is third to the left of Rati and number of persons between Mita and Qiya are 4
 
Row/Persons→
(Facing South)↓
Mita Shri   Rati Tiya Qiya Pari  
←Right end                                                                                                                                                   → Left end

In Case1, Positions of Om and Niya cannot be ascertained without violating the third hint, thus Case1 Fails here.

Case2 When Pari is third to the right of Rati and number of persons between Mita and Qiya is 1
 
Row/Persons→
(Facing South)↓
Pari Niya Shri Rati Tiya Qiya Om Mita
←Right end                                                                                                                                                   → Left end
4
Who among the follwoing sits second to the left of the person who sits third from the right end?
» Explain it
B
From the following explanation it is clear that the person sitting third from the right end is Shri and second to the left of Shri is Tiya.

Option B, is hence the correct answer.
 
Row/Persons→
(Facing South)↓
Pari Niya Shri Rati Tiya Qiya Om Mita
←Right end                                                                                                                                                   → Left end
 
Common Explanation:

Reference:

Qiya is second to the left of Rati who is fourth from the right corner.

Tiya sits immediate right of Qiya.

There are only two persons between Rati and Pari.


Inference:

Based on the given hints following two cases can be drawn:

Case1 When Pari is third to the left of Rati
 
Row/Persons→
(Facing South)↓
      Rati Tiya Qiya Pari  
←Right end                                                                                                                                                   → Left end

Case2 When Pari is third to the right of Rati
 
Row/Persons→
(Facing South)↓
Pari     Rati Tiya Qiya    
←Right end                                                                                                                                                   → Left end

Reference:

The number of persons between Qiya and Mita is same as the number of persons between Pari and Shri.

Mita sits at any corner of the row.

Om is not a neighbor of Shri who is immediate left of Niya.


Inference:

Case1 When Pari is third to the left of Rati and number of persons between Mita and Qiya are 4
 
Row/Persons→
(Facing South)↓
Mita Shri   Rati Tiya Qiya Pari  
←Right end                                                                                                                                                   → Left end

In Case1, Positions of Om and Niya cannot be ascertained without violating the third hint, thus Case1 Fails here.

Case2 When Pari is third to the right of Rati and number of persons between Mita and Qiya is 1
 
Row/Persons→
(Facing South)↓
Pari Niya Shri Rati Tiya Qiya Om Mita
←Right end                                                                                                                                                   → Left end
5
Who among the following sits third to the left of Rati?
» Explain it
A
From the following explanation it is clear that Om is sitting third to the left of Rati.

Option A, is hence the correct answer.
 
Row/Persons→
(Facing South)↓
Pari Niya Shri Rati Tiya Qiya Om Mita
←Right end                                                                                                                                                   → Left end
 
Common Explanation:

Reference:

Qiya is second to the left of Rati who is fourth from the right corner.

Tiya sits immediate right of Qiya.

There are only two persons between Rati and Pari.


Inference:

Based on the given hints following two cases can be drawn:

Case1 When Pari is third to the left of Rati
 
Row/Persons→
(Facing South)↓
      Rati Tiya Qiya Pari  
←Right end                                                                                                                                                   → Left end

Case2 When Pari is third to the right of Rati
 
Row/Persons→
(Facing South)↓
Pari     Rati Tiya Qiya    
←Right end                                                                                                                                                   → Left end

Reference:

The number of persons between Qiya and Mita is same as the number of persons between Pari and Shri.

Mita sits at any corner of the row.

Om is not a neighbor of Shri who is immediate left of Niya.


Inference:

Case1 When Pari is third to the left of Rati and number of persons between Mita and Qiya are 4
 
Row/Persons→
(Facing South)↓
Mita Shri   Rati Tiya Qiya Pari  
←Right end                                                                                                                                                   → Left end

In Case1, Positions of Om and Niya cannot be ascertained without violating the third hint, thus Case1 Fails here.

Case2 When Pari is third to the right of Rati and number of persons between Mita and Qiya is 1
 
Row/Persons→
(Facing South)↓
Pari Niya Shri Rati Tiya Qiya Om Mita
←Right end                                                                                                                                                   → Left end