Reasoning Puzzles for Bank Exams: Syndicate Bank, SBI PO

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Reasoning Puzzles for Bank Exams: Syndicate Bank, SBI PO

Directions (1 – 5): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
Eight students A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H in a school sports competition participated in a game in which they were sitting around a circular ring. The seats of the ring are not directed towards the centre. All the eight students are in four groups I, II, III and IV, (ie) two students in each group, but not necessarily in the same order. These students are from different sport houses, viz Maharishi, Vyas, Aryabhatt, Vashistha, Shakaracharya, Balmiki, Dhuruv and Dayanand.
  • No two students of the same group are sitting adjacent to each other except those of group III. Students from group IV are sitting opposite each other.
  • D is neither in Dayanand nor in Aryabhatt house.
  • The student from Dhurv house is sitting on the immediate right of the student from Dayanand house.
  • C, who is Vashista house, is in group I. She is sitting in the immediate right of F, who is in group III.
  • F is not in Aryabhatt house and she has also participated in other sports
  • B from Vyas house is neither on group IV nor in group I or II.
  • B is sitting opposite E. Only Balmiki participant A is sitting between Dhurv participant E and the Shankarachary participant.
  • Both the students of group II are sitting adjacent to students of group IV.
1. Who is in Maharishi house?
a) G
b) F
c) H
d) Can‘t say
e) None of these
2. ‘H‘ is in which house?
a) Dayanand
b) Shankaracharya
c) Maharishi
d) Can‘t say
e) None of these
3. Who among the following students are in group IV?
a) A and B
b) A and C
c) G and H
d) Data inadequate
e) None of these
4. The students from which house is sitting opposite the Vashistha house participant?
a) Dayanand
b) Shankaracharya
c) Dhruv
d) Can‘t say
e) None of these
5. Which of the following statements is false?
a) The Balmiki representative is sitting opposite the Maharishi house representative
b) The Vyas house representative is sitting opposite the Dhruv house representative
c) H and G are sitting opposite each other
d) The two girl – participants are sitting opposite each other
e) None of these
Directions (6 – 10): Study the information given bellow and answer the questions followed:
Nine people L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S and T stay in a building not necessarily in the same order. The building has nine floors and only one person stays on one floor. All of them own one each, and each car is of a different car, i.e. grey, white, black, yellow, green, red, orange and pinknot necessarily in the same order. The ground floor is numbered 1, the floor above it, number 2 and so on and the topmost floor is numbered 9.
S owns a black coloured car and stays on even numbered floor. L stays on even numbered floor below the floor on which S stays. The one who own an orange coloured car stays on 4rth floor. P stays on the second floor and owns the white coloured car. The one who owns a pink coloured car stays on the third floor. L does not own a green coloured car. There are two floors between the floors on which the people owning the black and red coloured cars stay. N owns a grey coloured car. There are three floors between the floors on which N and R stays. O stays on a floor immediately above T‘s floor. There is one floor between the floors on which Q and R stay. Q does not own the pink coloured car. The one who owns the blue car stays on the top–most floor. Q does not stay on the ground floor.
6. How many floors are there between the floor on which Q stays and the floor on which N stays?
a) Six
b) Eight
c) One
d) None
e) More than three
7. Which of the following is true as per the given information?
a) M stays on a floor immediately below the floor on which S stays
b) R stays on a floor immediately above the floor on which L stays
c) Q stays on eight floor
d) O owns the orange coloured car and stays on 4rth floor
e) None is true
8. On which of the following floor does M stay?
a) 7th
b) 6th
c) 9th
d) 1st
e) None of these
9. Who amongst the following stays on the top–most floor?
a) M
b) O
c) R
d) S
e) None of these
10. L owns a car of which of the following colours?
a) Pink
b) Blue
c) Yellow
d) Orange
e) None of these
Directions (11 – 15): Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.
Eight friends – Ganesh, Gaurav, George, Giri, Gokul, Gowri, Gopal, and Gayathri – go to a Sports Complex on different days of the week, from Monday to Friday. They take part in eight different games – Football, Basketball, Cricket, Badminton, Swimming, Archery, Table Tennis and Hockey, not necessarily in any order. Two of them walk to the complex, two go by cycle, two by bike and two by car.
Gowri goes by bike on Tuesday along with GANESH who plays Table Tennis.Gayathri and Gaurav travel by car on different days after the day on which GANESH goes to the complex. Gokul plays Basketball on the day exactly between Gayathri and Gaurav. GANESH and Gokul go by cycle. Georgealone goes for Archery on the day before Gowri. Football and Cricket practice is held on Friday. Gayathri plays Badminton. Gopal, who plays cricket and Giri, who plays Hockey, walk to the sports complex. Giri goes to the complex on the same day as Gokul.
11. What sport does Gowri take part in?
a) Cricket
b) Basketball
c) Hockey
d) Football
e) Swimming
12. How does George travel to the sports complex?
a) Walk
b) Car
c) Cycle
d) Bike
e) Cannot be determined
13. Which of the following combinations is true about Monday?
a) Table Tennis, Cycle
b) Football, Bike
c) Cricket, Car
d) Archery, Bike
e) Hockey, Walk
14. Which of the following pairs of person and game is correct?
a) Gowri, Cricket
b) Gopal, Badminton
c) George, Basketball
d) Gaurav, Football
e) Ganesh, Swimming
15. Which two people play on Thursday?
a) Gayathri, Gaurav
b) Ganesh, Gowri
c) Gaurav, Gopal
d) Gokul, Giri
e) George, Gokul
Answer:
1. B)   2. D)   3. C)   4. B)   5. C)   6. E)   7. D)   8. C)   9. A)   10. C)   11. E)   12. D)   13. D)   14. D)   15. D)  
Solutions:
(1 – 5):

(6 – 10):
Floor
Person
Colour
9
M
Blue
8
S
Black
7
Q
Green
6
L
Yellow
5
R
Red
4
O
Orange
3
T
Pink
2
P
White
1
N
Grey
(11 – 15):
Day
Person
Vehicle
Sport
Monday
George
Bike
Archery
Tuesday
Gouri
Bike
Swimming
Ganesh
Cycle
Table Tennis
Wednesday
Gayathri
Car
Badminton
Thursday
Giri
Walk
Hockey
Gokul
Cycle
Basketball
Friday
Gaurav
Car
Football
Gopal
Walk
cricket