In such type of questions, clues are given regarding comparisons among a set of persons or things with respect to one or more qualities. The candidate is required to analyse the whole information, form a proper ascending / descending sequence and then answer the given questions accordingly.

**(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 S is ranked second, which of the following can be true ?**

** Option:**

**A.**U gets more than V.

**B.**V gets morev than S.

**C.**P gets more than R.

**D.**P gets more than V.

**E.**T gets more than Q.

**Answer: A . U gets more than V.**

** 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.

**If S ranks second, R ranks first and T ranks lowest. The order V > P > Q will be followed. So, the arrangement will be R > S > ? > ? > ? > ? > T.**

Clearly, statements (b), (c), (d) and (e) cannot follow. So, the answer is (a).