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 ?
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).