# Comparison Type Questions for Competitive Exams - Verbal Reasoning

**Comparison Type Questions with Solutions**

**Q.1. (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 scores the highest and T gets the least, or alternatively S scores the highest and U or Q scores the least.**

**If R is ranked second and Q is ranked fifth, which of the following must be true?**

(A) T is ranked sixth.

(B) S is ranked third.

(C) V is ranked fourth.

(D) P is ranked sixth.

(E) U is ranked sixth.

Ans . A

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 R is ranked second, S will rank first and Q and U lowest. But Q ranks fifth. So, U ranks lowest. Also the order V > P > Q will be followed.

So ,the arrangement will be S > R > V > P > Q > ? > U. Thus, the sixth place will be occupied by T.

**Q.2. Five children were administered psychological tests to know their intellectual levels. In the report, psychologists pointed out that the child A is less intelligent than the child B. The child C is less intelligent than the child D. The child B is less intelligent than the child C and child A is more intelligent than the child E. Which child is the most intelligent?**

(A) B

(B) A

(C) E

(D) D

Ans . D

We have sequence : A < B, C< D, B < C and E < A. So, the sequence becomes : E < A < B < C < D. Clearly, child D is the most intelligent.

**Q.3. (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 scores 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 ?**

(A) V gets more than S.

(B) U gets more than V.

(C) P gets more than V.

(D) P gets more than R.

(E) T gets more than Q.

Ans . B

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

**Q.4. If (i) P is taller than Q ; **

**(ii) R is shorter tan P; **

**(iii) S is taller than T but shorter than Q, then who among them is the tallest?**

(A) Q

(B) P

(C) T

(D) S

(E) Can`t be determined

Ans . B

In terms of height, we have: Q < P, R < P, T < S, S < Q. So, the sequence becomes: T < S < Q < R < P or T < S < R < Q < P. Whichever may be the case, P is the tallest.

**Q.5. (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 scores the highest and T gets the least, or alternatively S scores the highest and U or Q scores the least.**

**If V is ranked fifth, which of the following must be true?**

(A) R is ranked second.

(B) S scores the highest.

(C) Q is ranked fourth.

(D) T is ranked third.

(E) U scores the least.

Ans . B

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 V ranks fifth, P and Q coming before it will occupy sixth and seventh places respectively i.e. Q ranks least. So, S will score the highest.

**Q.6. Among five boys, Vineet is taller than Manick, but not as tall as Ravi. Jacob is taller than Dilip but shorter than Manick. Who is the tallest in their group?**

(A) Manick

(B) Ravi

(C) dilip

(D) Vineet

(E) None of these

Ans . B

In terms of height, we have: Manick < Vineet, Vineet < Ravi, Dilip < Jacob, Jacob < Manick. So, the sequence becomes: Dillip < Jacob < Manick < Vineet < Ravi. Clearly, Ravi is the tallest.

**Q.7. (i). A, B, C, D, E and F are six students in a class.**

**(ii). B and C are shorter than F but heavier than A.**

**(iii). D is heavier than B and taller than C.**

**(iv). E is shorter than D but taller than F.**

**(v). F is heavier than D.**

**(vi). A is shorter than E but taller than F.**

**Who among them is the tallest?**

(A) B

(B) A

(C) E

(D) D

(E) None of these

Ans . D

In terms of height, we have :

B < F, C < F, C < D, E < D, F < E, A < E, F < A.

So, C < F < E < D, B < F, F < A < E

Thus, the sequence becomes :

B < C < F < A < E < D or C < B < F < A < E < D.

In terms of weight, we have :

A < B, A < C, B < D, D < F.

So, A < B < D < F, A < C.

Thus, the sequence becomes :

A < C < B < D < F or A < B < C < D < F or A < B < D < C < F.

Clearly, D is the tallest.

**Q.8. Five boys participated in a competition. Rohit was ranked lower than Sanjay. Vikas was ranked higher than Dinesh. Kamal`s rank was between Rohit and Vikas. Who was ranked highest?**

(A) Vikas

(B) Sanjay

(C) Kamal

(D) Dinesh

(E) None of These

Ans . B

In terms of rank, we have : Rohit < Sanjay, Dinesh < Vikas. Since Kamal`s rank is between Rohit and Vikas, the sequence becomes : Dinesh < Vikas < Kamal < Rohit < Sanjay. Clearly, Sanjay was ranked highest.

**Q.9. (i). A, B, C, D, E and F are six students in a class.**

**(ii). B and C are shorter than F but heavier than A.**

**(iii). D is heavier than B and taller than C.**

**(iv). E is shorter than D but taller than F.**

**(v). F is heavier than D.**

**(vi). A is shorter than E but taller than F.**

**Who is third from the top when they are arranged in descending order of height?**

(A) B

(B) A

(C) E

(D) C

(E) None of these

Ans . B

In terms of height, we have :

B < F, C < F, C < D, E < D, F < E, A < E, F < A.

So, C < F < E < D, B < F, F < A < E

Thus, the sequence becomes :

B < C < F < A < E < D or C < B < F < A < E < D.

In terms of weight, we have :

A < B, A < C, B < D, D < F.

So, A < B < D < F, A < C.

Thus, the sequence becomes :

A < C < B < D < F or A < B < C < D < F or A < B < D < C < F.

The descending order of height is : D > E > A > F > B > C or D > E > A > F > C > B.Clearly, A is third from the top.

**Q.10. (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 scores 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 :**

(A) third

(B) second

(C) fifth

(D) fourth

(E) sixth

Ans . D

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.