# Ranking and Arrangement Questions – Verbal Reasoning

Q1. If you are eleventh in a queue starting either end, how many are there in the queue?

(a) 11
(b) 20
(c) 21
(d) 22

Sol: Given that I am in 11th position from both the end.

Total Numbers of a person in queue= (Position from Right end + Position from left end)-1

Total Numbers of a person in queue= (11+11)-1=21

So Total Numbers of a person in queue is 21.

Option (c) is the right answer

Q2. A is older than B but younger than C. D is younger than E but older than A. If C is younger than D, who is oldest of all?

(a) A
(b) C
(c) D
(d) E

⟹ B < A < C

⟹ A < D < E

⟹ C < D

So,
⟹ B < A < C < D < E

Hence, E is the oldest person.

Option (d) is the right answer

Q3. Heavier coins are costlier. Ram’s coin is heavier than Mohan’s and costlier than Ramesh’s. Naresh’s coin is costlier than Ram’s but lighter than Yogesh’s. Ramesh coin is costlier than Mohan’s. So who is the owner of the costliest coin?

(a) Ram
(b) Ramesh
(c) Yogesh
(d) Naresh

Sol: Mohan < Ram

⟹ Ramesh <  Ram

⟹ Ram< Naresh < Yogesh

⟹ Mohan<Ramesh

So,

⟹ Mohan<Ramesh<Ram<Naresh<Yogesh

Hence, the owner of the costliest coin is Yogesh.

Q4. Among five friends A is shorter than B but taller than E, C is slightly taller than B but D is slightly shorter than B and slightly taller than A. Who is the shortest?

(a) A
(b) E
(c) C
(d) D

⟹ E < A < B

⟹ B < C

⟹ A < D < B

So,
⟹ E < A < D < B < C

Hence, E is the shortest.

Q5. There are five friends—S, K, M, A, R, S is shorter than K, but taller than R. M is the tallest. A is a little shorter than K and little taller than S. Who has two persons taller and two persons shorter than him ?

(a) R
(b) S
(c) K
(d) A

Sol:

⟹M is the tallest
⟹ R < S < K

⟹ S < A < K

So,

⟹ R < S < A < K < M

Hence, A has two person taller and two person shorter than him.

Option (d) is the right answer

Q6. A family went out for a walk. Daughter walked before the father. Son was walking behind the mother and ahead of father. Who walked last?

(a) Son
(b) Father
(c) Mother
(d) Daughter

Sol:
⟹ Father<Daughter
⟹ Father < Son < Mother

Hence Father walked last.

Option (b) is the right answer

Q7. In a row of 16 girls, when Hema was shifted by two places towards the left she became 7th from the left end. What was her earlier position from the right end?

(a) 7th
(b) 8th
(c) 9th
(d) 10th

Sol: The original position of Hema’s from the left = 9th

So, her position from right = 16 – 9 + 1 = 8th

Option (b) is the right answer

Q08. In a row of boys, Srinath is 7th from the left and Venkat is 12th from the right. If they interchange their positions, Srinath becomes 22nd from the left. How many boys are there in the row?

(a) 19
(b) 31
(c) 33
(d) 34

Sol: Srinath is 7th from the left and Venkat is 12th from the right.

When the interchange their positions then Srinath becomes 22nd from the left

Total number of boys in a row= Srinath’s new position from left + Venkat’s position from right – 1

Total number of boys in a row= 22 + 12 – 1=33

Option (c) is the right answer

Q09. B is twice as old as A but twice younger than F. C is half the age of A but is twice older than D. Who is the second oldest?

(a) B
(b) F
(c) D
(d) C

Sol:
⟹ B = 2A
⟹ F = 2B
⟹ A = 2C
⟹ C = 2D

So,
⟹ F = 2B = 4A = 8C = 16D

D < C < A < B < F
Hence, B is second oldest

Option (A) is the right answer

Q10. Ramesh ranks 13th in a class of 33 students. There are 5 students below Suresh rank wise. How many students are there between Ramesh and Suresh?

(a) 12
(b) 14
(c) 15
(d) 16

Total number of student in class=33

Below Suresh there is 5 students.
So, Suresh rank=33-5=28

Ramesh rank = 13

Students between Suresh and Ramesh = Suresh Rank – Ramesh Rank -1

Students between Suresh and Ramesh = 28-13-1=14
There are 14 students between Suresh and Ramesh

Option (b) is the right answer

(11). K is more beautiful than B. B is not as beautiful as Y. J is not as beautiful as B or Y. Whose beauty is in the least degree?

(a) B
(b) J
(c) Y
(d) K

Sol:
⟹ B < K
⟹ B < Y
⟹ J < B / Y
⟹ J < B < Y / K

So, J’s beauty is in the least degree

Option (b) is the right answer

(12). Shailendra is shorter than Keshav but taller than Rakesh. Madhav is the tallest. Ashish is a little shorter than Keshav and little taller than Shailendra. If they stand in the order of increasing heights, who will be the second ?

(a) Ashish
(b) Shailendra
(c) Rakesh

Sol:
⟹ Rakesh < Shailendra < Keshav
⟹ Shailendra < Ashish < Keshav

So,
The final arrangement will be:
Madhav > Keshav > Ashish > Shailendra > Rakesh

Hence, Shailendra is the second person in the line.

Option (b) is the right answer

(Q13). Roshan is taller than Hardik who is shorter than Susheel. Niza is taller than Harry but shorter than Hardik. Susheel is shorter than Roshan. Who is the tallest ?

(a) Susheel
(b) Hardik
(c) Harry
(d) Roshan

Sol:
⟹ Hardik < Susheel / Roshan
⟹ Harry < Niza < Hardik
⟹ Susheel < Roshan

So the final arrangement will be like:
Harry < Niza < Hardik < Susheel < Rohan

So, Roshan is the tallest.

Option (d) is the right answer

(Q14) G is fatter than H but not as fat as M. Q is also not as fat as M. Who is the most lean person in the group ?

(a) Q
(b) H
(c) G
(d) Can’t be determined.

⟹ H < G < M
⟹ Q < M

We do not know between Q and H as to who is more fat and thus we cannot determine the most lean person in the group.

Option (d) is the right answer

Q15. Five men A, B, C, D and E read a newspaper. The one who reads first gives it to C, the one who reads last had taken it from A. E was not the first or last to read. There were two readers between B and A. Find the person who read the newspaper last.

(a) E
(b) B
(c) D
(d) A

Sol:

⟹ C is the second person who read the newspaper.

⟹ A is in the second last position

⟹ E was not first or the last to read.
It means E is in 3rd Position

⟹ There are two reader between B and A.
This means that B is in 1st position and D is in last position

So, D read the newspaper in last.

Option (c) is the right answer

(Q16) . Of the five members of a panel sitting in a row, A is to the left of B, but on the right of C, D is on the right of B but is on the left of E. Find the member who is sitting in the middle.

(a) B
(b) D
(c) A
(d) C

Sol:

A is to the left of B, but on right of C
C—–A—-B

D is on the right of  B but on the left of E.
B—D—-E

From 1st and 2nd statement
C—–A—–B—–D—–E

So, B is in the middle.

Option (a) is the right answer

(Q17). A, B, C, D and E are sitting on a bench. A is sitting next to B, C is sitting next to D, D is not sitting with E who is on the left end of the bench. C is on the second position from the right. A is on the right of B and E. A and C are sitting together. In which position is A sitting?

(a) Between B and D
(b) Between B and C
(c) Between E and D
(d) Between C and E

Sol:

C is on the second position from right

E is on the left end of bench

C is sitting next to D.
There are two possibilities for D as shown below

A is on the right of B and E. So A is on middle
Hence A lies in 3rd Position and D lies in last Position.

Now the only alphabet left is B which lies in 2nd Position

Option (b) is the right answer

(Q18) A, P, R, X, S and Z are sitting in a row. S and Z are in the center, A and P are at the ends. R is sitting on the left of A. Then who is on the right of P?

(a) A
(b) X
(c) S
(d) Z

A & P are at the ends
So there are two possibilities of A & P

R is sitting on left of A
This means that A is in the last position and R in second last

S & Z are at center
The only alphabet left is X, which lies in 2nd position

Option (b) is the right answer

(Q19). A, B, C, D, E, F & G are sitting in line facing the East. C is immediate right of D. B is at an extreme end and has E as his neighbor. G is between E and F. D is sitting third from the South end. Who are the persons sitting at the extreme ends?

(a) A & E
(b) A & B
(c) F & B
(d) C & D

D is sitting third from the South end
C is immediate right of D

B is at an extreme end and E is the neighbor of B
This means that B lies in 1st position

F lies between E and G
So the left extreme is taken by A

Option (b) is the right answer

(Q20). While the group photo of a family was taken, the father was found to be sitting to the left of the son and right to the grandfather. Mother was sitting to the right of her daughter but left to grandfather. Who is occupying the central place?

(a) Son
(b) Grandfather
(c) Father
(d) Mother

Sol:
The father was found to be sitting to the left of the son and right to the grandfather.
GRANDFATHER——FATHER——SON

Mother was sitting to the right of her daughter but left to the grandfather.
DAUGHTER——MOTHER——GRANDFATHER

So, the final arrangement is
DAUGHTER——MOTHER——GRANDFATHER——FATHER——SON

Grandfather is occupying the central place.

Option (b) is the right answer

(Q21). Six friends are sitting in a circle and playing cards. Kenny is to the left of Danny. Michael is in between Bobby and Johnny. Roger is in between Kenny and Bobby. Who is sitting to the right of Michael?

(a) Danny
(b) Johnny
(c) Kenny
(d) Bobby

Sol:
Kenny is left to the Danny.

Roger is in between Kenny and Bobby

Michael is in between Bobby and Johnny

Option (d) is the right answer

(Q22). Out the six members panel sitting in a row ‘U’ is to the left of ‘V’ but on the right of ‘W’ who is to the right of ‘X’ and ‘Y’ is at the right of ‘Z’ who is to the left of ‘X’. Find the members sitting right in the middle.

(a) ZY
(b) XW
(c) UV
(d) WV

Sol:
U is to the left of V but on the right of W
WUV

W is to the right of X
XW

Y is at the right of Z who is to the left of X.
ZYX

So, Final Arrangement is
ZYXWUV

X and W are the members sitting right in the middle.

Option (b) is the right answer