Puzzle Set-1 for SBI, IBPS PO/Clerk, LIC AAO and for other bank exams 2017

Hello Readers, Today we are sharing some important reasoning puzzle, helpful for SBI, IBPS & LIC AAO exams. These puzzles are very important for SBI, IBPS PO, LIC AAO & other upcoming bank exam.

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Reasoning puzzles are favorite questions in all public examinations. This puzzles questions challenge you to match the correct answers. Some time it's takes long time to solve questions. Even though we will solve it. But it is recommended to skip the question if you are not able to solve the question with in less than two or max three minutes otherwise you are in trouble which leads to time insufficient. Below are the key points to solve puzzles questions.

How to solve Reasoning Puzzles Quickly
1. Check whether any squares, cubes or any mathematical relation.
2. Check whether is there any addition, subtraction, multiplication or division
3. Use your own logic and find out the solution.
4. The ability to convert clues written in language form into visual clues so that you do not need to read the text again and again.
5. The ability to capture what indirect clues are talking about and how to use them correctly.
6. We would advise you to first have a look at the questions and try to solve the same on your own before looking at the step-by-step process of solving the same.
Sometime these puzzles include images also. Requesting you practice more questions on this category so that you will get an idea.

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1. Directions: Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
  • Three ladies and four men are a group of friends, R, M, T, S, L, W and Z. Each one has a different profession, ie Lawyer, Travel Agent, Air-hostess, Doctor, Professor, Consultant and Jeweller and each one owns a different car, ie Alto, Corolla, Santro, Lancer, Ikon, Scorpio and Esteem, not necessarily in that order. 
  • None of the ladies is a Consultant or a Lawyer. T is an Air-hostess and she owns an Ikon car. R owns a Scorpio. 
  • M is not a Doctor. L is a Jeweller and he owns Corolla. W is a Lawyer and does not own Alto. Z is a Consultant and owns Santro. 
  • The Doctor owns Esteem car whereas the Professor owns Scorpio. The Travel Agent owns an Alto. None of the ladies own a Scorpio.
Questions:

1. What car does S own?
1) Alto                      
2) Santro              
3) Lancer             
4) Esteem            
5) None of these 

2. Who owns the car Lancer?
1) Z                         
2) M                                                  
4) Data Inadequate         
5) None of these

3. What is the profession of R?
1) Professor                
2) Travel Agent       
3) Doctor          
4) Data inadequate         
5) None of these 

4.   Who is the Doctor?
1) R                        
2) S                     
3) L               
4) Data inadequate                 
5) None of these 

5.   Who are the three ladies in the group?
1) T, R, L               
2) T, M, S             
3) W, T, M       
4) Data inadequate         
5) None of these 

2. Directions: Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
  • Seven people N, K, T, B, M, W and R have their weekly offs on different days of the week, ie Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, not necessarily in that order. Each of them has a liking for different cuisine, ie Indian, Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Spanish, Continental and Thai, not necessarily in that order. 
  • K likes Thai food and gets his weekly off on Thursday. B likes Italian food and does not have off on Sunday. 
  • M has weekly off on Saturday and R has his weekly off on Tuesday. 
  • W likes continental food whereas the one who has weekly off on Monday likes Mexican cuisine. 
  • T does not like Spanish cuisine and has weekly off on Wednesday. The one who likes Indian food does not have a weekly off on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Questions:

1. Who has a weekly off on Friday?
1) T                 
2) R                    
3) W                
4) Data inadequate                 
5) None of these 

2. What cuisine does R like?
1) Continental        
2) Indian                   
3) Italian             
4) Spanish           
5) None of these 

3. On which day does N have weekly off?
1) Tuesday             
2) Friday                  
3) Monday          
4) Sunday            
5) None of these 

4. Who likes Chinese cuisine?   
1) T                    
2) B                        
3) R                       
4) N                    
5) None of these 

5. On which day does W have weekly off?
1) Monday          
2) Sunday             
3) Wednesday        
4) Data inadequate              
5) None of these

3. Directions: Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
  • P, Q, R, S and T finished a work, working from Monday to Saturday, one of the days being a holiday, each working overtime only on one of the days.
  • R or T did not work overtime on the first day.
  • Q worked overtime the next day after the holiday.
  • The overtime work done on the previous day of the holiday was by R.
  • There was a two days’ gap between the days on which P and Q worked over time.
  • P worked overtime the next day of the overtime day of S.
Questions:

1. Which of the following is the correct statement ?
1) P worked overtime last among them.
2) P worked overtime earlier than S.
3) The holiday was on Friday.
4) S worked overtime earlier than Q.
5) None of these

2. On which day did R work overtime?
1) Monday
2) Tuesday
3) Thursday
4) Friday
5) None of these

3. How many days’ gap was there between the days on which P and T worked overtime?
1)Three
2) Two
3) One
4) Cannot be determined
5) None of these 

4. When did T work overtime?
1) On the day previous to that on which S worked overtime
2) On the next day of the day on which Q worked overtime
3) Two days after the day on which S worked overtime
4) Cannot be determined
5) None of these

4. Directions: Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
  • Seven friends P, F, R, T, Q, N and D are studying different specialisations IT, Civil, HRM, Marketing, Finance, Journalism and Pharmacy, not necessarily in the same order. 
  • Each one of them has a liking for a different colour—red, blue, green, yellow, pink, orange and grey—not necessarily in the same order. Three of them are girls. P likes yellow colour but does not study IT or HR. 
  • The one who studies Civil likes grey colour and is a girl. Q, who is the sister of N, studies Marketing and likes pink colour. D’s specialisation is in Pharmacy and likes red colour. 
  • N, the wife of R, studies HR and likes green. F likes grey and R likes orange. The one who likes blue studies Finance.
Questions:

1. Who is studying Civil Engineering?
1) P 
2) T
3) F
4) Cannot be determined 
5) None of these

2. Which of the following is the group of girls?
1) F, D, N 
2) F, Q, N 
3) Q, N, P
4) Cannot be determined
5) None of these

3. Which subject is studied by R?
1) Civil 
2) Finance
3) Journalism 
4) Cannot be determined
5) None of these

4. Who is studying Journalism? 
1) P 
2) Q
3) R 
4) Cannot be determined
5) None of these

5. Which of the following combinations of person – colour — subject is correct?
1) Blue–T–Marketing
2) Pink–N–HR
3) Orange–R–Civil
4) Blue–T–Finance
5) None of these

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5. Directions: Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
  • P, Q, R, S, T, V, W and Z are eight friends studying in three different engineering colleges - A, B and C in three disciplines - Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics with not less than two and not more than three in any college. 
  • Not more than three of them study in any of the three disciplines. W studies Electrical in college B with only T, who studies Mechanical. 
  • P and Z do not study in college C and study in the same discipline but not Electrical. R studies Mechanical in college C with V, who studies Electrical. 
  • S studies Mechanical and does not study in the same college where R studies. Q does not study Electronics.
Questions:

1. Which of the following combinations of college-student-specialisation is correct?
1) C-R-Electronics
2) A-Z-Electrical
3) B-W-Electronics
4) B-W-Electrical
5) B-Z-Electronics

2. In which of the following colleges do two students study in Electrical discipline?
A only
2) B only
3) C only
4) Cannot be determined
5) None of these 

3. In which discipline does Q study?
1) Electrical
2) Mechanical
3) Electrical or Mechanical
4) Data inadequate
5) None of these

4. In which of the colleges at least one student studies in Mechanical discipline?

1) A only
2) B only
3) C only
4) Both A and B
5) All A, B and C

5. S studies in which college?
1) A
2) B
3) A or B
4) Data inadequate
5) None of these

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6. Directions: Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
  • A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are eight employees working in three departments - Marketing, Finance and Production - in an organisation with at least two of them in any department. Each of them has a different choice of TV channels from Star, Zee, ESPN, DD, Sony, NDTV, Aaj Tak and BBC not necessarily in the same order.
  • D likes ESPN and he works in Production department with only G. B and F do not work in the same department. H likes DD and does not work in Finance department. 
  • A does not work in the same department with either F or C, who does not work in Marketing department. 
  • E works with C in the same department and likes Star. B likes Aaj Tak and none of his colleagues in the department likes either Sony or NDTV. G likes Zee. F does not like Sony.
Questions:

1. Which channel does A like?
1) DD
2) NDTV
3) BBC
4) Data inadequate
5) None of these 

2. In which department does F work?
1) Marketing
2) Production
3) Finance
4) Marketing or Finance
5) None of these 

3. Which channel does F like?
1) Zee
2) NDTV
3) BBC
4) Data inadequate
5) None of these

4. Which of the following groups work in Marketing department?

1) BAC
2) BGE
3) HBE
4) BAE
5) None of these

5. In which department does B work?
1) Marketing
2) Production
3) Finance
4) Data inadequate
5) None of these

7. Directions: Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
  • A private bank deputed eight of its managers P, T, D, E, J, Q, M and R to different cities Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Cochin, Pune and Ahmedabad for marketing of three different products X, Y and Z. The order of managers, cities and products is not necessarily the same. 
  • Each product is marketed in not less than two cities and not more than three cities.
  • T goes to Delhi for marketing of product Y. J goes to Hyderabad for marketing of product Z. E does not go to Bangalore or Jaipur and markets the same product as M, who goes to Ahmedabad. 
  • R goes to Chennai for marketing of product Z. Same product is marketed in Bangalore and Delhi. E and Q are marketing the same product. P goes to Pune for marketing of product Z. 
Questions:

1. Which of the following groups of managers go for marketing product ‘X’?
1) E, Q, R
2) J, Q, M
3) J, M, R
4) Q, M, R
5) None of these 

2. E goes to which of the following cities?
1) Jaipur
2) Cochin
3) Ahmedabad
4) Cannot be determined
5) None of these

3. Which of the following combination of product, manager and city is correct?
X - Q - Jaipur
2) X - Q - Cochin
3) X - E - Bangalore
4) Y - D - Cochin
5) None of these

4. Which of the following persons go for marketing of product Y?
1) Q, D, M
2) Q, T
3) T, D, Q
4) T, D
5) None of these 

5. Who goes to Bangalore?
1) Q
2) M
3) D
4) D or Q
5) None of these

8. Directions: Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
  • A school held competitions for Chess, Table Tennis, Carrom, Kho- Kho and Volleyball during the annual sports week from Monday to Saturday, each game on one day, one day being a rest day.
  • Carrom competition was held not on the first or on the last day but was held earlier than Table Tennis competition.
  • Kho-Kho competition was held on the immediate next day of the Table Tennis competition day.
  • Chess competition was held on the immediate previous day of the rest day.
  • Kho-Kho competition day and Volleyball competition day had a two- day gap between them.
  • Volleyball competition was held on the immediate following day of the rest day.
Questions:

1. Which of the following was a rest day?
1) Wednesday
2) Tuesday
3) Friday
4) Thursday
5) None of these

2. Kho-Kho and Carrom competition days had a gap of how many days between them?
1) Nil
2) Two
3) Three
4) Four
5) None of these

3. On which day was the Chess competition held?
1) Thursday
2) Friday
3) Monday
4) Wednesday
5) None of these

4. Which of the following is a wrong statement?
1) Carrom competition was held on the immediate previous day of Table Tennis competition.
2) Kho-Kho competition was held on three days after the day on which Volleyball competition was held.
3)There was a gap of three days between the days on which Chess and Table Tennis competitions were held.
4)There was a two days’ gap between the rest day and the day on which Carrom competition was held.
5)None of these

5. Which of the following is the correct statement?
1) Kho-Kho competition was held after Table Tennis competition.
2) Chess competition was held on Thursday.
3) No competition was held on Wednesday.
4) Table Tennis competition was held earlier than Chess competition.
5) None of these

9. Directions: Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
  • Eight members A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H belonging to three families X, Y, Z go for weekend outing in three different cars I, II, III. Four out of the eight members are females. 
  • Members of any one family travel in different cars. 
  • Each car has at least one male and one female member. Each family has at least two   members.
  • A belongs to family Y and he travels in car III. D is wife of E and they travel in cars I and II respectively. H is son of B, who is wife of G, and they belong to family Z. C is daughter of F, who is wife of A. C travels in car II. G does not travel with F.
Questions:

1. Which of the following groups of persons travels in car I?
1) D, F, G
2) D, E, G
3) D, G, H
4) D, F, H
5) None of these

2. Which car has only two members travelling in it?
1) I
2) II
3) III
4) II or III
5) Cannot be determined

3. Which of the following members of families Y and Z travel in different cars?
1) F, G
2) C, G
3) F, H
4) C, F
5) None of these

4. Which of the following groups of persons is a group of all females?
1) B, D, G
2) A, B, C
3) B, E, F
4) D, E, F
5) None of these

5. Which of the following members of families X and Y travel in the same car?
1) C, F
2) D, F
3) C, D
4) F, E
5) None of these

10. Directions: Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
  • Seven officers L, M, N, P, Q, R & S work in three different shifts I, II & III with at least two persons working in each shift. Each one of them has a different weekly off from Monday to Sunday not necessarily in the same order. 
  • M works in second shift only with R, whose weekly off is on Friday. 
  • Q’s weekly off is on the next day of L’s weekly off and both of them work in different shifts. 
  • P works in third shift and his weekly off is on Saturday. S has a weekly off on Monday and he works in first shift. 
  • The one who has a weekly off on Sunday works in first shift. L and P do not work in the same shift. L’s weekly off is on Tuesday.
Questions:

1. Whose weekly off is on Sunday?
1) L 
2) M 
3) N
4) Q 

5) None of these

2. Which of the following group of officers works in shift I?
1) L, N, S
2) L, S
3) N, S
4) L, P, Q
5) None of these 

3. On which day is Q’s weekly off ?
1) Tuesday
2) Wednesday
3) Sunday
4) Cannot be determined
5) None of these

4. Which of the following combinations of shift, person and weekly off is definitely correct?
1) II, M, Sunday
2) III, N, Sunday
3) II, P, Sunday
4) I, L, Tuesday
5) None of these

5. Whose weekly off falls on Thursday?
1) L
2) N
3) Q
4) Cannot be determined
5) None of these

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