Reasoning Practice Puzzles for SBI PO

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Reasoning Practice Puzzles for SBI PO
Directions (1 – 5): Read the given information and answer below question.
There are seven people Alex, Barton, Chris, Danial, John, Steven and Smith who are fond of 7 different colors Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange and Red, but not necessarily in the same order. They also take interest in different types of sports namely Kabaddi, Basketball, Baseball, Hockey, Cricket, Football and Golf, not necessarily in the same order. Their liking towards a certain sport is dependent on age, such that the youngest person likes Golf while the eldest person likes Kabaddi and in that order.
i. Only 1 person, who likes Orange, is younger than Alex.
ii. The one who prefers Football, likes Red.
iii. Only two people are elder than the one who likes Green.
iv. Barton likes Indigo and is elder than the one who likes Green.
v. Chris is younger than the one who prefers Hockey, but elder than the one who likes Yellow.
vi. Person who plays kabaddi likes Violet color.
vi. Danial is neither the youngest, nor does he like Cricket.
vii. Steven is elder than Danial. Smith is younger than Steven but is not the youngest one
ix. The one who prefer Hockey is younger than one who prefer Cricket.
x. One of the persons elder than Danial likes red color
1. Who among the following like Baseball ?
a) Danial
b) Alex
c) Chris
d) Either Danial or Chris
e) Either Danial or Alex
2. Who among the following is older than person prefers football but younger than person who likes Indigo color.
a) Smith
b) Chris
c) Danial
d) Either Smith or Chris
e) Either Danial or Smith
3. Barton prefers which of the following Sport?
a) Basketball
b) Baseball
c) Cricket
d) Either Cricket or Baseball
e) Either Baseball or Basketball.
4. How many person are younger than Chris?
a) One
b) Two
c) Four
d) Zero
e) None of these
5. Which of the following statement is not definitely false.?
a) 2nd youngest person like Yellow color
b) 3rd youngest person like Blue color
c) Alex play basketball
d) Danial play Baseball
e) None is definitely false
Directions (6 – 10): Read the following information and answer below questions
Seven books Physics, Chemistry, Hindi, English, Science, Biology and Mathematics are kept one above other, but not necessarily in the same order. Each book is of different color- coral, purple, silver, dark blue, copper, jade and white, but not necessarily in the same order.
Only two books are kept between English and Science. The purple colored book is kept immediately below English. Only two books are kept between the purple colored book and white colored book. The Dark blue book is kept immediately below the white book. Only three books are kept between the dark blue book and Physics. The jade colored book is kept immediately above Physics. Biology is kept immediately above Chemistry. Biology is neither purple colored nor dark blue colored book. Mathematics is kept immediately below the Coral colored book. Only one book is kept between the Mathematics and the silver colored book.
6. What is the colour of Physics Book?
a) Jade
b) Silver
c) White
d) Copper
e) None of these
7. Which Book White in colour?
a) Chemistry
b) Science
c) Biology
d) Either Chemistry or Science
e) Either Science or Biology
8. How many Book are kept between Physics and Coral colour Book?
a) 2
b) 3
c) 1
d) Either 1 or 2
e) Either 2 or 3
9. Which of the following book is kept immediately below the White colour Book?
a) Biology
b) Science
c) Chemistry
d) Either Chemistry or Biology
e) Either Science or Biology
10. Which of the following books is kept 3 places above to Hindi Book?
a) Chemistry
b) Biology
c) English
d) Either Chemistry or English
e) Either Biology or Chemistry
Solutions:
(1 – 5):
People: Alex, Barton, Chris, Danial, John, Steven and Smith.
Colours: Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange and Red.
Sport: Basketball, Baseball, Hockey, Cricket, Football and Golf.
Note - 1: Their liking towards a certain sport is dependent on age, such that the youngest person likes Kabaddi while the eldest person likes Golf and in that order.
1) Only 1 person who likes Orange, is younger than Alex.
(Therefore Alex will be 2nd youngest among them)
2) Only two people are elder than the one who likes Green.
(Therefore person who like green is 3rd oldest)
3) Barton likes Indigo and is elder than the one who likes Green.
4) Person who play kabaddi likes Violet color.
Age Rank
People
Colors
Sport
1 (Eldest)

Violet
Kabaddi
2
Barton
Indigo

3

Green

4



5



6
Alex


7 (Youngest)

Orange
Golf
4) Smith is younger than Steven but is not the youngest one
5) Steven is elder than Danial.
6) Danial is neither the youngest, nor does he like Cricket.
7) Chris is younger than the one who prefers Hockey, but elder than the one who likes Yellow.
(Therefore Chris also will not be the Youngest Person)
Smith also will not be youngest person as he elder Steven and Danial.
Now only person who is left is John therefore John is youngest person.
Age Rank
People
Colors
Sport
1 (Eldest)
×(Chris)
Violet
Kabaddi
2
Barton
Indigo

3

Green

4



5



6
Alex


7 (Youngest)
John
Orange
Golf
7) Chris is younger than the one who prefers Hockey, but elder than the one who likes Yellow.
8) The one who prefers Football, likes Red.
9) The one who prefer Hockey is younger than one who prefer Cricket.
10) Person who elder than Danial like red color
Age Rank
People
Colors
Sport
1 (Eldest)
Steven
Violet
Kabaddi
2
Barton
Indigo
Cricket
3
Smith
Green
Hockey
4
Chris
Red
Football
5
Danial
Blue/Yellow
Baseball/Basket ball
6
Alex
Yellow/Blue
Baseball/Basket ball
7 (Youngest)
John
Orange
Golf
1. E)   2. A)   3. C)   4. E)   5. E)  
(6 – 10):
1) Only three books are kept between the dark blue book and Physics.
2) The jade colored book is kept immediately above Physics.
3) The Dark blue book is kept immediately below the white book.
4) Only two books are kept between the purple colored book and white colored book.
5) The purple colored book is kept immediately below English.
6) Mathematics is kept immediately below the Coral colored book.
7) Only one book is kept between the Mathematics and the silver colored book.
8) Only two books are kept between English and Science.
 
9) Biology is kept immediately above Chemistry.
10) Biology is neither purple colored nor dark blue colored book.
(Here all cases will gets eliminated except case – 4.1)
Above diagram will be final diagram.
Hence Chemistry is 3 palces above to Hindi Book.
6. B)   7. C)   8. A)   9. C)   10. A)