**(i).** Seven students P, Q, R, S, T, U and V take a series of tests.**(ii).** No two students get similar marks.**(iii).** V always scores more than P.**(iv).** P always scores more than Q.**(v).** Each time either R socres the highest and T gets the least, or alternatively S scores the highest and U or Q scores the least.

**If R gets most, V should be ranked not lower than :**

** Option:**

**A.**second

**B.**third

**C.**fourth

**D.**fifth

**E.**sixth

**Answer: C . fourth**

** Justification:**

In terms of scores, we have :

V > P, P > Q i.e. V > P > Q.

If R scores the highest, we have R > ...... > T,

If S scores the highest, we have S > ...... > Q or S > ...... > U.

Again, if R ranks most, T ranks lowest and occupies seventh place. Since V always rank above P and Q, so in the maximum, P and Q will occupy fifth and sixth places.

Thus, V will not rank lower than fourth.