16th May: Reasoning Practice Puzzles for NIACL and SBI PO Mains

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Reasoning Practice Puzzles for NIACL and SBI PO Mains
Directions (1 – 5): Study the information below and answer the given questions.
Nine people Albert, Barton, Carlos, Danny, Edvards, Flaming, Glan, Haddin and James 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 a different coloured jacket, i.e. marron, pink, orange, white, green, black, red, grey and blue not necessarily in the same order. The ground floor is numbered 1, the floor above it, number 2 and so on and the top most floor is numbered 9.
Flaming does not own the blue coloured jacket. Carlos owns a pink coloured jacket. Haddin owns a white coloured jacket and stays on an even numbered floor. There is one floor between the floors on which Flaming and Glan stay. Albert stays on an even numbered floor below the floor on which Haddin stays. The one who owns a blue coloured jacket stays on the third floor. Albert does not own a black coloured jacket. There are two floors between the floors on which the people owning the red and the white coloured jackets stay. The one who owns a grey coloured jacket stays on the fourth floor. There are three floors between the floors on which Carlos and Glan stay. Danny stays on a floor immediately above James’s floor. The one who owns the marron jacket stays on the top-most floor. Edvards stays on the second floor and owns the orange coloured jacket. Flaming does not stay on the ground floor.
1. Albert owns a jacket of which of the following colours?
A) Grey
B) Blue
C) Green
D) Marron
E) None of these
2. Who amongst the following stays on the top-most floor?
A) Flaming
B) Glan
C) Danny
D) Barton
E) None of these
3. On which of the following floors does Barton stay?
A) 1st
B) 6th
C) 9th
D) 7th
E) None of these
4. Which of the following is true as per the given information?
A) Barton stays on a floor immediately below the floor on which Haddin stays.
B) Danny owns the grey coloured jacket and stays on the fourth floor.
C) Glan stays on a floor immediately above the floor on which Albert stays.
D) Flaming stays on the eighth floor.
E) None is true.
5. How many floors are there between the floor on which Flaming stays and the floor on which Carlos stays?
A) One
B) Eight
C) None
D) Six
E) Five
Directions (6 – 10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
There are eight persons Dilip, Elsa, Gaurav, Hamir, Ravi, Savi, Tarun and Urvashi sitting around a circular table. Some of the persons are not facing the centre. They all like four different tyes of drinks, viz Coca Cola, Maaza, Thumbsup and Tropicana, and each drink is liked by two persons.
Note: Same direction means that if one person is facing the centre then the other person also faces the centre and vice versa. Opposite direction means if one person is facing the centre then the other person faces outside and vice versa.
Tarun sits on the immediate right of Elsa, who likes Coca Cola. Gaurav sits third to the left of Urvashi, who likes Tropicana and both are facing the same direction. Gaurav and Elsa are not facing the same direction but Gaurav is an immediate neighbor of Ravi. Ravi sits fourth to the left of Tarun and both are facing opposite directions but like the same soft drink. The person who like Coca Cola sit adjacent to each other, but face opposite directions. The persons who like Maaza sit opposite each other. The immediate neighbours of Ravi are facing the centre. The person who likes Tropicana is an immediate neighbor of the persons who like Thumbsup. Hamir and Savi are immediate neighbours of Urvashi. Hamir is not facing the centre and likes Thumbsup. The one who is on the immediate left of Savi is not facing the centre. Savi sits second to the right of Gaurav.
6. Who among the following like Coca - Cola?
A) Ravi, Tarun
B) Gaurav, Urvashi
C) Savi, Dilip
D) Hamir, Urvashi
E) None of these
7. How many persons are not facing the centre?
A) One
B) Two
C) Three
D) Four
E) None of these
8. Which of the following statement is true about Dilip?
A) Dilip is an immediate neighbor of Gaurav and the person who likes Maaza
B) The immediate neighbor of Dilip are facing the centre
C) Dilip is third to the right of the person who likes Thumbsup
D) None of the given statements is true
E) Dilip sits opposite Urvashi, who likes Tropicana
9. Who among the following sits third to the right of Urvashi?
A) Tarun, who likes Tropicana
B) Elsa, who likes Coca Cola
C) Ravi, who likes Maaza
D) Can’t be determined
E) None of these
10. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
A) Savi, Urvashi
B) Ravi, Hamir
C) Gaurav, Dilip
D) Elsa, Hamir
E) Urvashi, Elsa
Solutions:
(1 – 5):
Nine people: Albert, Barton, Carlos, Danny, Edvards, Flaming, Glan, Haddin and James.
Jacket Colour: marron, pink, orange, white, green, black, red, grey and blue
1) The one who owns a grey coloured jacket stays on the fourth floor.
2) Edvards stays on the second floor and owns the orange coloured jacket.
3) The one who owns a blue coloured jacket stays on the third floor.
Floor
Person
Colour of Jacket
Conditions
9



8


7


6


5


4

Grey
3

Blue
2
Edvards
Orange
1


4) There are two floors between the floors on which the people owning the red and the white coloured jackets stay.
5) Haddin owns a white coloured jacket and stays on an even numbered floor.
6) Albert stays on an even numbered floor below the floor on which Haddin stays.
7) The one who owns the marron jacket stays on the top-most floor.
So, the white colored jacket owner Haddin has to be on even numbered on 8th floor and Albert has to stay on 6th floor.
Floor
Person
Colour of Jacket
Conditions
9

Marron

8
Haddin
White
7


6
Albert

5

Red
4

Grey
3

Blue
2
Edvards
Orange
1


8) Carlos owns a pink coloured jacket.
9) Albert does not own a black coloured jacket.
So, Albert jacket color is green.
Floor
Person
Colour of Jacket
Conditions
9

Marron
Carlos = Pink colored jacket
8
Haddin
White
7


6
Albert
Green
5

Red
4

Grey
3

Blue
2
Edvards
Orange
1


10) There are three floors between the floors on which Carlos and Glan stay.
11) Danny stays on a floor immediately above James’s floor.
12) There is one floor between the floors on which Flaming and Glan stay.
13) Flaming does not own the blue coloured jacket.
14) Flaming does not stay on the ground floor.
Floor
Person
Colour of Jacket
Conditions
9

Marron
Carlos = Pink colored jacket
8
Haddin
White
7
Flaming

6
Albert
Green
5
Glan
Red
4
Danny
Grey
3
James
Blue
2
Edvards
Orange
1
Carlos
Pink
 So, the top most floor is occupied by Barton and Flaming’s jacket colour is black.
Floor
Person
Colour of Jacket
Conditions
9
Barton
Marron
Carlos = Pink colored jacket
8
Haddin
White
7
Flaming
Black
6
Albert
Green
5
Glan
Red
4
Danny
Grey
3
James
Blue
2
Edvards
Orange
1
Carlos
Pink
1. C)   2. D)   3. C)   4. B)   5. E)  
(6 – 10):
Persons: Dilip, Elsa, Gaurav, Hamir, Ravi, Savi, Tarun and Urvashi.
Drinks: Coca Cola, Maaza, Thumbsup and Tropicana, and each drink is liked by two persons.
Some of the persons are not facing the centre.
1) Gaurav sits third to the left of Urvashi, who likes Tropicana and both are facing the same direction.
2) Savi sits second to the right of Gaurav.
3) Hamir and Savi are immediate neighbours of Urvashi.
4) The one who is on the immediate left of Savi is not facing the centre.
5) The persons who likes Tropicana is an immediate neighbor of the persons who like Thumbsup.
6) Hamir is not facing the centre and likes Thumbsup.
7) Gaurav is an immediate neighbor of Ravi.
8) The immediate neighbours of Ravi are facing the centre.
(Here case – 2 will get eliminates as Gaurav has to face inside)
9) Ravi sits fourth to the left of Tarun and both are facing opposite directions but like the same soft drink.
10) Gaurav and Elsa are not facing the same direction but Gaurav is an immediate neighbor of Ravi.
11) Tarun sits on the immediate right of Elsa, who likes Coca Cola.
12) The persons who like Coca Cola sit adjacent to each other, but face opposite directions.
13) The persons who like Maaza sit opposite each other.
6. E)   7. C)   8. E)   9. B)   10. E)