Previous Year Paper
CAT-2003-Previous Years Paper
Four friends, A, B, C and D got the top four ranks in a competitive examination, but A did not get the first, B did not get the second, C did not get the third, and D did not get the fourth rank. Who secured which rank?
A- Neither A nor D were among the first 2.
B- Neither B nor C was third or fourth.
|A||if the question can be answered by using statement A alone but not by using B alone.|
|B||if the question can be answered by using statement B alone but not by using A alone.|
|C||if the question can be answered by using either statement alone.|
|D||if the question can be answered by using both the statements together but not by either statement.|
Statement A: B C D A
If A cannot score 1st or 2nd position and D also cannot score 1st, 2nd and 4th position, then D has to score 3rd position.
Now at the 2nd position, neither can A come, nor B, nor D or C comes at 2nd position.
Now at 1st position B will come and at the 4th position, A will come. Hence, A, alone is sufficient.
Statement B: B C D A
B has to come on 1st position, and A has to come on 4th position as none of B, C and D can come on 4th position.
C will come at 2nd and D at the 3rd position.
Therefore, both statements alone are sufficient to answer the question. Hence, option (c) is the answer.