AAO ExamCT 7: Reasoning (Order and Ranking)
AAO ExamCT 7: Reasoning (Order and Ranking)
1. Direction: Read the instructions carefully and answer the question below.
Among P, Q, R, S, and T each scored different scores in the LIC AAO Pre examination. Q scored the highest marks. P did not qualify for the Mains while the other four cleared the Pre exam. The score of T is less than only two persons. S scored more marks than R.

70

68

69

71
Persons: P, Q, R, S, and T
(1) Q scored the highest marks.
Q > ___ > ___ > ___ > ___
(2) P did not qualify for the Mains while the other four cleared the Pre exam.
Q > ___ > ___ > ___ > P
(3) The score of T is less than only two persons.
Q > ___ > T > ___ > P
(4) S scored more marks than R.
Thus, the final order is:
Q > S > T > R > P
If the cutoff mark to clear Pre exam is 72, we know that only P was not able to qualify.
Hence, the most possible score of R is 80.
2. Direction: Read the instructions carefully and answer the question below.
Among P, Q, R, S, and T each scored different scores in the LIC AAO Pre examination. Q scored the highest marks. P did not qualify for the Mains while the other four cleared the Pre exam. The score of T is less than only two persons. S scored more marks than R.

72

94

80

95
Persons: P, Q, R, S, and T
(1) Q scored the highest marks.
Q > ___ > ___ > ___ > ___
(2) P did not qualify for the Mains while the other four cleared the Pre exam.
Q > ___ > ___ > ___ > P
(3) The score of T is less than only two persons.
Q > ___ > T > ___ > P
(4) S scored more marks than R.
Thus, the final order is:
Q > S > T > R > P
If the score of T is 82 and Q is 93, then the score of S must be between 82 and 93.
Hence, 86 is the correct answer.
3. Direction: Read the instructions carefully and answer the question below.
Among P, Q, R, S, and T each scored different scores in the LIC AAO Pre examination. Q scored the highest marks. P did not qualify for the Mains while the other four cleared the Pre exam. The score of T is less than only two persons. S scored more marks than R.

0

1

None of these

Can't be determined
Persons: P, Q, R, S, and T
(1) Q scored the highest marks.
Q > ___ > ___ > ___ > ___
(2) P did not qualify for the Mains while the other four cleared the Pre exam.
Q > ___ > ___ > ___ > P
(3) The score of T is less than only two persons.
Q > ___ > T > ___ > P
(4) S scored more marks than R.
Thus, the final order is:
Q > S > T > R > P
Let the cutoff mark be X.
If R cleared the cutoff by one mark and P missed the cutoff just by 1 mark, then
Marks of R = X + 1
Marks of P = X  1
Difference between the marks of R and P = (X + 1)  (X  1)
= X + 1  X + 1
= 2
Hence, 2 is the correct answer.

25^{th}

26^{th}

28^{th}

29th
Given data :
In a class of 45 students, a boy is ranked 20th
Total number of students = 45
When 2 new boys joined = 45 + 2 = 47
Now, total number of students = 47
Now, the rank of the boy dropped by 1 = 20 + 1 = 21st (Dropped means his rank is decreasing)
His new rank from the end = 47  21 + 1 = 27th
Hence, '27th' is the correct answer.
5. In a class of 60, the number of girls are twice that of boys. Kamal ranked seventeenth from the top. If there are nine girls ahead of Kamal, how many boys are behind him in rank?

3

7

23

11
Given statement;
Total strength of class = 60
Boys : Girls = 1 : 2
This means 20 boys and 40 girls are there in the class.
The rank of Kamal from the top is 17th.
which means 16 students are ahead of Kamal and nine are girls. So seven are boys.
Total boys = 20
ahead of Kamal = 7
Behind Kamal = 20  7  1(kamal) = 12 boys. (Kamal is a boy so he will also be counted
Hence, there are 12 boys behind kamal.
6. Directions: Read the following information carefully and answer the question that follows:
There are five persons Arvind, Sheela, Pranay, Shikha, and Satyam who has different heights. Shikha's height was more than only two people. Satyam's height was more than Sheela and Shikha but he was not the tallest. Arvind's height is more than Pranay's. The Second least height was 80cm.

Satyam

Sheela

Shikha

Pranay
1). Shikha's height was more than only two people.
_____>_____> Shikha > _____ > _____
2). Satyam's height was more than Sheela and Shikha but he was not the tallest.
_____> Satyam > Shikha > _____ > _____
Sheela can be in second last place or last.
3). Arvind's height is more than Pranay's.
Case 1: Arvind > Satyam > Shikha > Sheela > Pranay
Case 2: Arvind > Satyam > Shikha > Pranay > Sheela
Hence, Arvind is tallest.
7. Directions: Read the following information carefully and answer the question that follows:
There are five persons Arvind, Sheela, Pranay, Shikha, and Satyam who has different heights. Shikha's height was more than only two people. Satyam's height was more than Sheela and Shikha but he was not the tallest. Arvind's height is more than Pranay's. The Second least height was 80cm.

100cm

120cm

75cm

None of these
1). Shikha's height was more than only two people.
_____>_____> Shikha > _____ > _____
2). Satyam's height was more than Sheela and Shikha but he was not the tallest.
_____> Satyam > Shikha > _____ > _____
Sheela can be in second last place or last.
3). Arvind's height is more than Pranay's.
Case 1: Arvind > Satyam > Shikha > Sheela > Pranay
Case 2: Arvind > Satyam > Shikha > Pranay > Sheela
Hence, Shikha's height cannot be determined.
Note:
Since the height of Satyam is not know so we cannot decide what will be the possible height. If in the option only one option would have been between 80cm to 130cm then that could have a possible height of Shikha
8. Directions: Read the following information carefully and answer the question that follows:
There are five persons Arvind, Sheela, Pranay, Shikha, and Satyam who has different heights. Shikha's height was more than only two people. Satyam's height was more than Sheela and Shikha but he was not the tallest. Arvind's height is more than Pranay's. The Second least height was 80cm.

105

79

None of these

Cannot be determined
1). Shikha's height was more than only two people.
_____>_____> Shikha > _____ > _____
2). Satyam's height was more than Sheela and Shikha but he was not the tallest.
_____> Satyam > Shikha > _____ > _____
Sheela can be in second last place or last.
3). Arvind's height is more than Pranay's.
Case 1: Arvind > Satyam > Shikha > Sheela > Pranay
Case 2: Arvind > Satyam > Shikha > Pranay > Sheela
Height of second least person is 80cm.
Hence, Shikha's height is 97cm.
9. Directions: Study the following information carefully and answer the questions that follow.
Each of the six stores P, Q, R, S, T, and U sold a different number of books in one day. Only three stores sold less books than U. P sold more books than R. T did not sell the highest number of books. S sold more books than R and P but less than U. The store which sold the secondhighest number of books sold 72 books.

43

58

71

65
1) Only three stores sold less books than U
2) S sold more books than R and P but less than U
3) P sold more books than R
> > U > S > P > R
4) T did not sell the highest number of books
Q > T > U > S > P > R
It is given that the store which sold the secondhighest number of books sold 72 books. From above it is clear that store T sold the secondhighest number of books. So, store Q sold the highest number of books.
By option, we can say store Q sold 89 books because 72 is the second highest.
10. Directions: Study the following information carefully and answer the questions that follow.
Each of the six stores P, Q, R, S, T, and U sold a different number of books in one day. Only three stores sold less books than U. P sold more books than R. T did not sell the highest number of books. S sold more books than R and P but less than U. The store which sold the secondhighest number of books sold 72 books.

T

S

R

Q
1) Only three stores sold less books than U
2) S sold more books than R and P but less than U
3) P sold more books than R
> > U > S > P > R
4) T did not sell the highest number of books
Q > T > U > S > P > R
Hence, P sold the second lowest number of books.
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