Reasoning Puzzles for Bank Exams (01 - 02 - 2017)

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Reasoning Puzzles for Bank Exams

Directions (1 – 5): Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions.
Eight people P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W were born in three different months (of the same year) but not necessarily in the same order, namely March June and December such that not less than two people and not more than three people were born in a month. Each of them also likes a different fruit namely Guava, Peach, Banana, Cherry, Mango, Orange, Kiwi and apple but not necessarily in the same order.

  • Only Q and W were born in March.
  • R likes Apple and was born in the same month as T. R was not born in December.
  • The one who likes Mango was born in the month which has 30 days only.
  • U was not born in the same month as T.
  • S likes Cherry and born in the same month as U.
  • V does not like Mango.
  • The one who likes Kiwi and the one who likes Banana were born in the same month.
  • The one who likes Kiwi was not born in the same month as W.
  • U does not like Kiwi.
  • The one who likes Guava was born in the same month as P.
  • Q does not like Peach.
  • T does not like Mango.
1. As per the given arrangement which of the following combination represents only the people who were born in December?
a) T, V
b) U, P, T
c) V, U
d) P, T
e) U, V, S
2. As per the given arrangement which of the following person represent the one who was born in the same month as the one who likes Orange?
a) U
b) P
c) R
d) T
e) W
3. Which of the following fruits does T like as per given arrangement?
a) Orange
b) Peach
c) Guava
d) Banana
e) Other than those given as options
4. Which of the following combinations is correct as per the given arrangement?
a) December – Peach
b) June – Orange
c) June – Banana
d) March – Guava
e) December – Banana
5. Who amongst the following likes Peach as per the given arrangement?
a) P
b) V
c) U
d) W
e) T
Directions (6 – 10): Study the following information and answer the questions below
Nine people A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H and I stay in a building. The building has nine floors and only one person stays on one floor. Each of them likes different actors namely- Ajay Devgan, Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Arjun Rampal, Abhay Deol and Abhishek Bachchan. Each person belongs to different cities, i.e. Mumbai, Delhi, Agra, Kolkata, Chennai, Lucknow, Nagpur, Baroda and Jaipur, but not necessarily in the same order. The ground floor is numbered 1, the floor above it is numbered 2, and so on, and the topmost floor is numbered 9.
The one who belongs to Baroda stays on the fourth floor. A does not belong to Lucknow and does not like Aamir Khan and Abhay Deol. There are three floors between the floors on which C and G stay. D stays on a floor immediately above the I’s floor. The one who likes Arjun Rampal stays on an even numbered floor. F does not belong to Jaipur .The one who belongs to Mumbai stays on the topmost floor. The one who likes Akshay Kumar stays immediate below to the one who likes Ajay Devgan. F likes Aamir Khan and does not stay on the ground floor. H belongs to Kolkata and stays on an even-numbered floor and he likes Akshay Kumar.
E stays on the second floor and belongs to Agra. There are three people between the one who likes Anil Kapoor and the one who likes Abhay Deol. The person who likes Anil Kapoor stays below the person who likes Abhay Deol. The one who belongs to Jaipur stays on the third floor. The one who likes Amitabh Bachchan does not stay on sixth floor. There are two floors between the floors on which the people who are from Nagpur and Kolkata stay. The person who likes Abhay Deol is from Nagpur. C belongs to Delhi.
The one who likes Abhishek Bachchan stays immediate above to C. There is one floor between the floors on which F and G stay. There is one floor between the floors in which the one who likes Arjun Kapoor and the one who likes Abhishek Bachchan stay. A stays on an even-numbered floor below the floor on which H stays.
6. How many floors are there between the one who likes Arjun Rampal and the one who likes Amitabh Bachchan?
a) Three
b) Five
c) Two
d) Six
e) Four
7. If B related to Chennai in the same way as F related to Arjun Kapoor. Which of the following is D related to, following the same pattern?
a) Aamir Khan
b) Lucknow
c) Delhi
d) Kolkata
e) Abhishek Bachchan
8. Which of the following combination belongs to A?
a) Arjun Kapoor-Baroda
b) Anil Kapoor-Delhi
c) Arjun Rampal-Lucknow
d) Aamir Khan-Chennai
e) Arjun Rampal-Chennai
9. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence they form a group. Which one of the following does not belong to that group?
a) Delhi
b) Abhay Deol
c) Aamir Khan
d) Kolkata
e) Ajay Devgan
10. If all actors are arranged in alphabetical order from top to lowest floor. Then which of the following actor is liked by the person who stays on fifth floor?
a) Anil Kapoor
b) Arjun Kapoor
c) Amitabh Bachchan
d) Akshay Kumar
e) Ajay Devgan
Directions (11 – 15): Study the following information and answer the questions below:
Eight friends- Misha, Neeta, Om, Piya, Rita, Siya, Tina and Umang visit different malls viz. Westend, Ansal Plaza, MBD and Flames are sitting around a circular table facing the centre of the table. Each mall is being visited by two people only, but not necessarily in the same order. All these friends have different phones i.e. -Motorola, Samsung Galaxy, HTC, Panasonic, Lava, LG, Oppo and Xiaomi. No two people visiting the same mall are sitting adjacent to each other except those visiting Ansal Plaza.
The person who has Panasonic is sitting on the immediate left of the person who has Xiaomi. Rita neither has Xiaomi nor HTC. Umang has LG and visits MBD Mall and is sitting to the immediate left of Neeta, who visits Ansal Plaza. Neeta does not have HTC. Siya has Lava and visits Ansal Plaza, who is sitting opposite to Tina. Only Misha, who has Samsung Galaxy, is sitting between Tina, who has Panasonic and the person who has Oppo. Persons who visit Westend mall are sitting opposite to each other. Each of the persons who visits Flames is sitting adjacent to a person who visits Westend Mall. Piya does not have Xiaomi.
11. Who has a Motorola phone?
a) Neeta
b) Piya
c) Om
d) Rita
e) None of these
12. Which phone is owned by Om?
a) Xiaomi
b) HTC
c) Motorola
d) Samsung Galaxy
e) None of these
13. Who among the following visit Westend mall?
a) Om and Umang
b) Rita and Misha
c) Piya and Om
d) Misha and Siya
e) None of these
14. Who is sitting opposite to the person who has LG phone?
a) The person who has Panasonic phone
b) The person who has Oppo phone
c) The person who has Samsung Galaxy phone
d) The person who has HTC phone
e) None of these
15. Which of the following pair is sitting adjacent to the person who has Lava phone?
a) Neeta and Umang
b) Rita and Piya
c) Piya and Umang
d) Umang and Om
e) None of these
Solutions:
(1 – 5):
Month
Person
Fruit
March
Q
Orange
W
Peach
June
R
Apple
T
Guva
P
Mango
December
U
Banana
S
Cherry
V
Kiwi
1. E)   2. E)   3. C)   4. E)   5. D)
(6 – 10):
Floor
City
Person
Actor
9
Mumbai
B
Ajay Devgan
8
Kolkata
H
Akshay Kumar
7
Lucknow
F
Aamir Khan
6
Chennai
S
Arjun Rampal
5
Nagpur
G
Abhay Deol
4
Baroda
D
Arjun Kapoor
3
Jaipur
I
Amitabh Bachan
2
Agra
E
Abhishek Bachan
1
Delhi
C
Anil Kapoor
6. C)   7. C)   8. E)   9. D)   10. D)  
(11 – 15):

11. A)   12. A)   13. C)   14. B)   15. E)