Six plays -- A, B, C, D, E and F are to be staged, one on each day from Monday to Saturday. The schedule of the plays is to be in accordance with the following :
(i) A must be staged a day before E.
(ii) C must not be staged on Tuesday.
(iii) B must be staged on the day following the day on which F is staged.
(iv) D must be staged on Friday only and should not be immediately preceded by B.
(v) E must not be staged on the last day of the schedule.
Which of the following plays immediately follows B ?
Clearly, D must be staged on Friday. A must be staged before E i.e., order AE must be followed. But E cannot be staged on last day. Also, B must be staged immediately after F i.e., order FB must be followed. But B cannot precede D. So, F and B can be staged on Monday and Tuesday and A and E on Wednesday and Thursday. C, which cannot be staged on Tuesday shall be staged on Saturday. Thus, the order followed will be :
Clearly, A immediately follows B.
So, the answer is (a).