Logical Reasoning – A tea taster was assigned

DILR – Logical Reasoning – Set

The following set contains four questions related to Logical Reasoning. Choose the best answer to each question.
CAT 2017 - Afternoon slot - LRDI - Logical Reasoning - Set - A tea taster was assigned
A tea taster was assigned to rate teas from six different locations – Munnar, Wayanad, Ooty, Darjeeling, Assam and Himachal. These teas were placed in six cups, numbered 1 to 6, not necessarily in the same order. The tea taster was asked to rate these teas on the strength of their flavour on a scale of 1 to 10. He gave a unique integer rating to each tea. Some other information is given below:

1. Cup 6 contained tea from Himachal.
2. Tea from Ooty got the highest rating, but it was not in Cup 3.
3. The rating of tea in Cup 3 was double the rating of the tea in Cup 5.
4. Only two cups got ratings in even numbers.
5. Cup 2 got the minimum rating and this rating was an even number.
6. Tea in Cup 3 got a higher rating than that in Cup 1. 7. The rating of tea from Wayanad was more than the rating of tea from Munnar, but less than that from Assam.


Q1) What was the second highest rating given?

Q2) What was the number of the cup that contained tea from Ooty?

Q3) If the tea from Munnar did not get the minimum rating, what was the rating of the tea from Wayanad?

A) 3
B) 5
C) 1
D) 6

Q4) If cups containing teas from Wayanad and Ooty had consecutive numbers, which of the following statements may be true?

A) Cup 5 contains tea from Assam
B) Cup 1 contains tea from Darjeeling
C) Tea from Wayanad has got a rating of 6
D) Tea from Darjeeling got the minimum rating


Q1: 7
Q2: 4
Q3: Option (B)
Q4: Option (B)


CAT 2017 – Logical Reasoning
There can be only two even numbers in rating.
CAT 2017 - Slot 2 - Logical Reasoning - A tea taster was assigned
Assam > Wayanand > Munnar (Ratings)

Q1 CAT 2017 – Logical Reasoning
As per the table, we can see that the second highest rating is 7 (Himachal, Cup number 6)

Q2 CAT 2017 – Logical Reasoning
As per the table, the cup from Ooty has number 4.

Q3 CAT 2017 – Logical Reasoning
If tea from Munnar did not get the minimum rating, then tea from Darjeeling got the minimum rating (2)
The remaining ratings are 5, 6, 3
The only possibility is
Assam (6, Cup 3) > Wayanand (5, Cup 1) > Munnar (3, Cup 5)
So, the rating of tea from Wayanand is 5.
Option (B)

Q4 CAT 2017 – Logical Reasoning
The choices are Cup 3 (Rating – 6) and Cup 5 (Rating – 3), Assam can’t be Cup 5 because it has a higher rating than Wayanand. So, Wayanad will be Cup 5. Munnar has a rating lesser than Wayanand. So, the only choice for Munnar is Cup 2 (Rating – 2). Assam can be Cup 1 or 3 and Darjeeling can also be Cup 1 or 3.
Option (B) seems fit.

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CAT 2017 Questions from Logical Reasoning

Logical Reasoning – Set 1: A high security research lab requires the researchers to set a pass key sequence based on the scan of the five fingers of their left hands.
Logical Reasoning – Set 2: Eight friends: Ajit, Byomkesh, Gargi, Jayanta, Kikira, Manik, Prodosh and Tapesh are going to Delhi from Kolkata by a flight operated by Cheap Air.
Logical Reasoning – Set 3: In an 8 X 8 chessboard a queen placed anywhere can attack another piece if the piece is present in the same row, or in the same column or in any diagonal position in any possible 4 directions, provided there is no other piece in between in the path from the queen to that piece.
Logical Reasoning – Set 4: Four cars need to travel from Akala (A) to Bakala (B). Two routes are available, one via Mamur (M) and the other via Nanur (N).
Logical Reasoning – Set 5: A new airlines company is planning to start operations in a country.
Logical Reasoning – Set 6: In a square layout of size 5m × 5m, 25 equal sized square platforms of different heights are built.
Logical Reasoning – Set 7: There are 21 employees working in a division, out of whom 10 are special-skilled employees (SE) and the remaining are regular skilled employees (RE).
Logical Reasoning – Set 8: Healthy Bites is a fast food joint serving three items: burgers, fries and ice cream.

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