Reasoning Practice Puzzles for SBI PO

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Reasoning Practice Puzzles for SBI PO
Directions (1 – 5): Study the given information carefully and answer the following questions.
Seven people P, Q, R, S, T, U and V are sitting in a straight line. Four of them are facing south while three of them are facing north. No two north facing people are immediate neighbours of each other. All of them live in a building on different floors. All floors of the building are numbered 1 to 7 such that ground floor is numbered 1, floor above it numbered 2 and so on.
There are four people sitting between S and the person who lives on 6th floor. T lives on a floor immediately below the floor on which R is living. R who faces north does not live on 6th floor. R is not an immediate neighbour of S. P who faces north sits to the immediate right of V. Person who lives on 4th floor sits third to the left of V. P does not sit at any of the extreme ends of the line. S does not live on 4th floor. Only one person sits between P and the person who lives on 2nd floor. T is facing north. Q does not live on 6th floor. The person who lives on 2nd floor sits second to the left of the person who lives on 3rd floor. Person living on 7th floor is not an immediate neighbour of the person living on 5th floor.
1. Which of the following group of people face north?
a) SQR
b) PVR
c) RTU
d) VRU
e) PRT
2. Which of the following person lives on 5th floor?
a) T
b) S
c) U
d) Q
e) R
3. In which floor does Q live?
a) 6th floor
b) 1st floor
c) 4th floor
d) 7th floor
e) None of these
4. How many persons sit between S and T?
a) None
b) 2
c) 4
d) 1
e) None of these
5. Who sits third to the left of the person who lives on 1st floor?
a) T
b) Person who lives on 2nd floor
c) S
d) Data Inadequate
e) Q
Directions (6 – 10): Study the following information carefully and answer the given question following it.
In a family of eight persons – P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, and W – there are four males and four females. There are three married couples and two persons are unmarried. Each of them reads a different magazine, viz, India Today (E), India Toady (H), Outlook (E), Outlook (H), Frontline, The Week, Business world and sportsstar. No couple reads both the versions of the same magazine.
In the family of two generations, each male member except W has two brothers and one sister. V is the mother – in – Law of R, who reads India Today (H). Q, who reads Outlook (E), is the daughter – in – law of W, T, who reads Frontline, is the unmarried brother of U, who does not read Businessworld. No female reads outlook (H) or The Week. S is the brother – in – law of R but he does not read Businessworld, Sportsstar or The Week. P does not read The Week.W has no son-in-law. U is Q’s sister – in – law.
6. Who among the following reads Outlook (H)?
a) Can’t say
b) S
c) P
d) R
e) None of these
7. S reads which of the following magazines?
a) Can’t say
b) India Today (E)
c) Businessworld
d) Sportstar
e) None of these
8. Which of the following pairs of persons does not represent the couples?
i. W and V
ii. P and R
iii. S and Q
a) Can’t say
b) Only I
c) Only II
d) Only III
e) All of the above pairs of persons represent the couples
9. How is P related with U?
a) Father
b) Brother
c) Husband
d) Can’t say
e) None of these
10. How many sons does W have?
a) Two
b) Three
c) One
d) Can’t say
e) None of these
Solutions:
(1 – 5):
S (South)
Q (South)
P (North)
V (South)
R (North)
U (South)
T (North)
2nd
7th
3rd
1st
5th
6th
4th
1. E)   2. E)   3. D)   4. E)   5. A)  
(6 – 10):
Name
Generation
Spouse
Gender
Magazine
Married (Yes or No)
P
II
R
M
Outlook (H)
Y
Q
II
S
F
Outlook (E)
Y
R
II
P
F
India Today (H)
Y
S
II
Q
M
India Today (E)
Y
T
II
N/A
M
Frontline
N
U
II
N/A
F
Sport Star
N
V
I
W
F
Business world
Y
W
I
V
M
The Week
Y
6. C)   7. B)   8. E)   9. E)   10. B)