Directions: Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

Eight persons S, T, U, V, W, X , Y and Z are sitting (not necessarily in the same order) around a circular table facing the centre in the ‘Central Library’. All of them like different novelists viz. Arvind Adiga, Chetan Bhagat, Jhumpa Lahiri, Amish Tripathi, Amitav Ghosh , Ruskin Bond, V.S. Naipaul and Arundhati Roy but not necessarily in the same order.

  • The one who likes Chetan Bhagat is to the immediate right of W and W does not like Arvind Adiga.
  • T is sitting fourth to the right of Z.
  • X  likes Amish Tripathi and is sitting third to the right of the one who likes Chetan Bhagat.
  • The one who likes Ruskin Bond is sitting second to the left of the one who likes Amish Tripathi.
  • The one who likes V.S. Naipaul is sitting second to the left of W.
  • S who likes Jhumpa Lahiri is sitting exactly between X and Z.
  • The one who likes Amitav Ghosh is sitting second to the right of the one who likes Jhumpa Lahiri.
  • U is sitting third to the left of X.
  • W is sitting third to the left of Y.
  • Neither T nor Z is an immediate neighbour of W.
1
What is the position of the one who likes Jhumpa Lahiri with respect to the one likes Ruskin Bond?
» Explain it
B
From the following explanation it is clear that the one who likes Jhumpa Lahiri is third to the left of the one who likes Ruskin Bond.
 
Hence option B is correct.
 
Final Arrangement:
 

Common Explanation:

Reference:
  • U is sitting third to the left of X.
  • X  likes Amish Tripathi and is sitting third to the right of the one who likes Chetan Bhagat.
  • S who likes Jhumpa Lahiri is sitting exactly between X and Z.
Inference:

Following two cases are possible with the above mentioned hints.


Reference:
  • The one who likes Amitav Ghosh is sitting second to the right of the one who likes Jhumpa Lahiri.
  • T is sitting fourth to the right of Z.
  • Neither T nor Z is an immediate neighbour of W.
  • The one who likes Chetan Bhagat is to the immediate right of W and W does not like Arvind Adiga.
  • The one who likes V.S. Naipaul is sitting second to the left of W.
Inference:

The above hints can easily be placed in both the cases in the following manner.



 
Reference:
  • The one who likes Ruskin Bond is sitting second to the left of the one who likes Amish Tripathi.
  • W is sitting third to the left of Y.
Inference:

In accordance with the last hint we can say that Case 1 fails, as here W is third to the right of Y which violates the last hint.

Thus by fixing the position of V at the vacant place, we get the final arrangement through Case 2.


2
» Explain it
D
From the following explanation it is clear that W likes Arundhati Roy.
 
Hence option D is correct.
 
Final Arrangement:
 

Common Explanation:

Reference:
  • U is sitting third to the left of X.
  • X  likes Amish Tripathi and is sitting third to the right of the one who likes Chetan Bhagat.
  • S who likes Jhumpa Lahiri is sitting exactly between X and Z.
Inference:

Following two cases are possible with the above mentioned hints.


Reference:
  • The one who likes Amitav Ghosh is sitting second to the right of the one who likes Jhumpa Lahiri.
  • T is sitting fourth to the right of Z.
  • Neither T nor Z is an immediate neighbour of W.
  • The one who likes Chetan Bhagat is to the immediate right of W and W does not like Arvind Adiga.
  • The one who likes V.S. Naipaul is sitting second to the left of W.
Inference:

The above hints can easily be placed in both the cases in the following manner.



 
Reference:
  • The one who likes Ruskin Bond is sitting second to the left of the one who likes Amish Tripathi.
  • W is sitting third to the left of Y.
Inference:

In accordance with the last hint we can say that Case 1 fails, as here W is third to the right of Y which violates the last hint.

Thus by fixing the position of V at the vacant place, we get the final arrangement through Case 2.


3
How many persons are sitting between U and the one who likes Amitav Ghosh, when counted from the left of latter?
» Explain it
E
From the following explanation it is clear that five persons sit between U and the one who likes Amitav Ghosh when counted from the left of latter.
 
Hence option E is correct.
 
Final Arrangement:
 

Common Explanation:

Reference:
  • U is sitting third to the left of X.
  • X  likes Amish Tripathi and is sitting third to the right of the one who likes Chetan Bhagat.
  • S who likes Jhumpa Lahiri is sitting exactly between X and Z.
Inference:

Following two cases are possible with the above mentioned hints.


Reference:
  • The one who likes Amitav Ghosh is sitting second to the right of the one who likes Jhumpa Lahiri.
  • T is sitting fourth to the right of Z.
  • Neither T nor Z is an immediate neighbour of W.
  • The one who likes Chetan Bhagat is to the immediate right of W and W does not like Arvind Adiga.
  • The one who likes V.S. Naipaul is sitting second to the left of W.
Inference:

The above hints can easily be placed in both the cases in the following manner.



 
Reference:
  • The one who likes Ruskin Bond is sitting second to the left of the one who likes Amish Tripathi.
  • W is sitting third to the left of Y.
Inference:

In accordance with the last hint we can say that Case 1 fails, as here W is third to the right of Y which violates the last hint.

Thus by fixing the position of V at the vacant place, we get the final arrangement through Case 2.


4
X is related to Arundhati Roy in a way, S is related to Chetan Bhagat in the same way then who is related to Arvind Adiga in the same way?
» Explain it
A
From the following explanation it is clear that 'V' is related to Arvind Adiga(liked by the person sitting opposite to V) in the same way as X is related to Arundhati Roy (liked by the person sitting opposite to X) and S is related to Chetan Bhagat.
 
Hence option A is correct.
 
Final Arrangement:
 

Common Explanation:

Reference:
  • U is sitting third to the left of X.
  • X  likes Amish Tripathi and is sitting third to the right of the one who likes Chetan Bhagat.
  • S who likes Jhumpa Lahiri is sitting exactly between X and Z.
Inference:

Following two cases are possible with the above mentioned hints.


Reference:
  • The one who likes Amitav Ghosh is sitting second to the right of the one who likes Jhumpa Lahiri.
  • T is sitting fourth to the right of Z.
  • Neither T nor Z is an immediate neighbour of W.
  • The one who likes Chetan Bhagat is to the immediate right of W and W does not like Arvind Adiga.
  • The one who likes V.S. Naipaul is sitting second to the left of W.
Inference:

The above hints can easily be placed in both the cases in the following manner.



 
Reference:
  • The one who likes Ruskin Bond is sitting second to the left of the one who likes Amish Tripathi.
  • W is sitting third to the left of Y.
Inference:

In accordance with the last hint we can say that Case 1 fails, as here W is third to the right of Y which violates the last hint.

Thus by fixing the position of V at the vacant place, we get the final arrangement through Case 2.


» Explain it
C
From the following explanation it is clear that "T – Arvind Adiga" is wrongly matched.
 
Hence option C is correct.
 
Final Arrangement:
 

Common Explanation:

Reference:
  • U is sitting third to the left of X.
  • X  likes Amish Tripathi and is sitting third to the right of the one who likes Chetan Bhagat.
  • S who likes Jhumpa Lahiri is sitting exactly between X and Z.
Inference:

Following two cases are possible with the above mentioned hints.


Reference:
  • The one who likes Amitav Ghosh is sitting second to the right of the one who likes Jhumpa Lahiri.
  • T is sitting fourth to the right of Z.
  • Neither T nor Z is an immediate neighbour of W.
  • The one who likes Chetan Bhagat is to the immediate right of W and W does not like Arvind Adiga.
  • The one who likes V.S. Naipaul is sitting second to the left of W.
Inference:

The above hints can easily be placed in both the cases in the following manner.



 
Reference:
  • The one who likes Ruskin Bond is sitting second to the left of the one who likes Amish Tripathi.
  • W is sitting third to the left of Y.
Inference:

In accordance with the last hint we can say that Case 1 fails, as here W is third to the right of Y which violates the last hint.

Thus by fixing the position of V at the vacant place, we get the final arrangement through Case 2.