COGNIZANT Linear Arrangement Questions with Solutions–MeritTrack

Q 1

A, B, C, D, E and F are sitting in a row. D and E are in the centre. A and B are at the ends. C is sitting to the left of A. E is to the right of D. Who is to the right of B?

A)  D
B)  E
C)  F   
D)  C
Correct:Option – C
Explanation
BFDECA
F is to the right of B.

Q 2

A, B, C and D are sitting in a row. A is to the left of C. D is to the right of B. If A and D are not adjacent to each other, who is sitting to the left of B?

A)  A
B)C
C)D     
D)none of these
Correct:Option – B
Explanation
AC
BD
Since A and D are not adjacent,
the arrangement is ACBD

Q 3

Who are standing at the center?
A)  A,D
B)  F,C
C)  F,B            
D)  B,E
Correct:Option – D
Explanation
E and B are standing at the center.

Q 4

In a row of 20 girls, Divya is 13th from the right. She exchanges her position with Gita and now she is 16th from the left. How many girls are there between Gita and Divya?

A)  3
B)  7
C)  8
D)  9
Correct:Option – B
Explanation
13th position from the right is
 (20-13+1) 8th from the left.
No. of girls between the 8th position and 16th position (9,10,11,12,13,14,15)
            = 7
            = 8

Q 5

Who is the right of E?

A)  A
B)  B
C)  C
D)  D
CorrectOption – C
Explanation
C is the right of E.

Q 6

In a row of boys, Ajay is sixteenth from the left and fifteenth from the right. Find the number of boys in the row.

A)  31
B)  30
C)  29
D)  32
CorrectOption – B
Explanation
No. of boys
= 15 to Ajay’s left+14 to Ajay’s right+Ajay= 15+14+1= 30

Q 7

A group of six girls are standing in a queue. D is standing at the front. C is two places behind F and E is two places in front of A. B is standing behind E. Who is standing at the end?

A)  A
B)  B
C)  C
D)  F
CorrectOption – A
Explanation
D at the front
F_ _ C
E_ _ A
EB
Combining all these conditions, the arrangement isDFEBCA
A is standing at the end.

Q 8

In a row of fifty boys facing North, X is twentieth from the left end and Y is eighteenth from the right end. How many boys are between X and Y in the row? 

A)  11
B)  12
C)  39
D)  38
CorrectOption – B
Explanation
No. of boys between X and Y
= 50-(20+18)
= 12

Q 9

In a row of boys, A is twelfth from the left and B is ninth from the right. If in this row, A is eleventh from the right, then what is B’s position from the left?

A)  15
B)  14
C)  13
D)  12
Correct:Option – B
Explanation
A is 12th from the left and 11th from the right.
No. of boys in the row
 = 11+10+1  = 22
B is ninth from the right.
B’s position from the right  = 22-8 = 14

Q 10

In a row of 25 boys, Mithun is twelfth from the left and Nitin is eighth from the right. How many boys are between them?

A)  4
B)  7
C)  6
D)  5
Correct:Option – D
Explanation
No. of boys between Mithun and Nitin  = 25-(12+8)= 5
Answer the following questions based on these conditions :
T, Q, R, W and E are sitting in a straight line.
T sits between Q and R.
W do not sit in the middle and is the immediate left of E.
Q and E occupy the extreme positions.
Refer the above for the Questions 12 to 21

  1. Find the position of W with reference to R. 

A. Immediate Left
B. B. Second Left
C. C. Third Left
D. D. Immediate Right
Correct Ans:Immediate Right
Explanation:
Arrangement is Q,T,R,W,E

  1.  Find the person who sits on the second right to Q ? 

A. R
B. W
C.E     
D.T & E
Correct Ans:A
Explanation:
Arrangement is Q,T,R,W,E

  1. Find the neighbour of T ? 

A. Q
B. Q or R
C. R or E         
D. E
Correct Ans:Q or R
Explanation: Arrangement is Q,T,R,W,E
Q and R are neighbours of T

  1.  Find the Odd man Out: 

A. QT
B. TR
C. RW 
D. WE
Correct Ans:QE
Explanation:
Arrangement is Q,T,R,W,E.
Among the given options, except “QE”, all other pairs are immediate neighbours.

  1. Find the Odd man Out 

A. QTR
B. TRW
C. EWR          
D. TRE
Correct Ans:D
Explanation: Arrangement is Q,T,R,W,E
T R E is odd man out.

  1. Find the position of T with reference to R ?  

A. Third Right
B. Immediate Right
C. Second Left
D. Immediate Lef
Correct Ans:Immediate Left
Explanation:
Arrangement is Q,T,R,W,E

  1. If the position of T and E are interchanged, which of the following option denotes the first two people ? 

A. RE
B. QE
C. WR 
D. QT
Correct Ans:QE
Explanation:
Arrangement is Q,T,R,W,E
New Arrangement will be Q,E,R,W,T

  1. Who is the immediate neighbourhood of E ?  

A. Q
B. T
C. W   
D. Q or T
Correct Ans:W
Explanation: Arrangement is Q,T,R,W,E
W is immediate neighbour of E

  1. Which of the following person is the immediate right to Q  

A. R
B. T
C. T or R         
D. Data Inadequate
Correct Ans:T
Explanation:
Arrangement is Q,T,R,W,E