Puzzle for IBPS PO

Read the following information carefully and answer the questions that follow:

Eight people - S,R,N,L,M,T,O and P are sitting in a circle facing the centre. All eight belong to different professions- reporter, doctor, cricketer, teacher, accountant, shopkeeper, painter and supervisor. they are not necessarily seated in the mentioned order.
M is sitting third to the left of O. The doctor is to the immediate right of M and M is not a reporter. R is sitting fourth to the right of P. Neither R nor P ia an immediate neighbor on M. T is a teacher and sitting third to the right of the doctor. the shopkeeper is sitting second to the left of the teacher. the painter is sitting second to the left of M. S is the cricketer is sitting exactly between T and P. The accountant is sitting seconds to the right of the cricketer. N is sitting third to the left of T.

1. Who amongst the following is a reporter?
1. O
2. L
3. N.
4. R
5. none of these

2. What is S's position with respect to R?
1. Third to the right
2. Second to the right
3. Third to the left
4. second to the left
5. Fourth to the right

3. How many people are sitting between P and N when counted in an anticlockwise direction from N?
1. One
2. Two
3. Three
4. Four
5. None

4. Four of the following five pairs are alike in a certain way based on their positions in the above arrangement and so form a group. which of the following doesnot belong to the group?
1. Teacher- painter
2. supervisor- Shopkeeper
3. cricketer- reporter
4. Doctor- accountant
5. Shopkeeper-Doctor

5. Which one of the following statements is false according to the above mentioned arrangement?
1. N is to the immediate right of the supervisor
2. The cricketer is third to the right of the shopkeeper
3. The doctor is sitting exactly between the supervisor and the accountant
4. L is neither a teacher nor a supervisor
5. There are only three people between S and N

Answers- 1-1, 2- 1, 3-4 , 4-5,  5-3



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