# Reasoning Practice Puzzles for NIACL Mains

Reasoning Practice Puzzles for NIACL Mains
Directions (1 – 5): Study the following information carefully and answer the question given below:
Six players named Sachin, Dravid, Ganguly, Sehwag, Laxman and Kumble are hosting events which are taking place over the week, starting from Monday to Sunday. The ages of the players are 37, 38, 40, 41, 45 and 46. All of them are coaches of cricket teams viz. RCB, KKR, KXIP, DD, SRH and MI. Not more than one player participates in an event on a day.
The coach of DD hosts the event on Sunday. He is neither the youngest nor the oldest. The player who is 38 years old does not host the event on the last four days of the week. The MI Coach hosts the event immediately before the KXIP Coach. The no event day is either on Wednesday or Tuesday. Laxman is the coach of SRH and he is 41 years old. He hosts the event on Friday. Ganguly is the coach of KKR. The difference in the ages of Sehwag and Sachin is equal to the difference in the ages of Laxman and Dravid. Kumble is the oldest among all and he hosts the event on Saturday. The event of MI happens before the event of KKR. Sachin hosts after Laxman. At least three players host between Sehwag and Kumble.
1. Who has an event on Thursday?
a) The one who is 41 years old
b) Dravid
c) The one who is the coach of KKR
d) Kumble
e) The one who is the coach of DD
2. Who is the coach of RCB?
a) Shewag
b) The one who is 46 years old
c) The one who is 40 years old
d) Sachin
e) None of these
3. When does the 37 year old player host the event?
a) Monday
b) Tuesday
c) Wednesday
d) Thursday
e) Friday
4. Who host the events before and after the no event day respectively?
a) Dravid and the coach of KKR
b) Ganguly and whose age is 45
c) Coaches of DD and SRH
d) Coaches of RCB and KXIP
e) Who ages are 38 and 40
5. Which of the following is correct?
a) The one who is 45 years old hosts the event of Monday.
b) The coach of RCB hosts the event on Tuesday.
c) Sehwag is the coach of KXIP.
d) MI Coach is 41 years old.
e) Ganguly hosts the event after Sehwag.
Directions (6 – 9): Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions.
In a family of ten persons – A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and J  – there are five males and five females. All of them are sitting for evening snacks, viz Pizza, Cola, Lemonade, Chocolate (Temptation), Coffee, Tea, Burger, Ice Cream (Strawberry), Icecream (Vanilla), Chocolate (Nestle), but not necessarily in the same order. No couple eat the flavour of the same eatable.
In the family of three generations, each female member, except B and H, has two sisters and one brother. The grandson of J does not like Pizza. B has no sister-in-law. A is not drinking tea. No male member eats Chocolate (Temptation) and takes Tea. I is father-in-law of F and he eats Ice cream of Vanilla flavour. G, who eats Chocolate (Nestle), is the son-in-law of B. D, who drinks Coffee, is the unmarried sister of E, who does not like Cola. C is sister-in-law of F but she does not like Cola, Lemonade or Tea. E is G’s brother-in-law. B’s father is H’s husband, who does not like Pizza. The grandparents neither drink any beverages nor eat any sweet stuff.
6. F has which of the following drinks/eatables?
a) Ice Cream
b) Cola
d) Can’t say
e) None of these
7. Which of the following pairs of persons does not represent a couple?
a) B and I
b) A and F
c) G and C
d) H and J
e) E and D
8. How many grandsons does J have?
a) Two
b) Three
c) One
d) Can’t say
e) None of these
9. How is A related to E?
a) Mother
b) Sister
c) Wife
d) Can’t say
e) None of these
Solutions:
(1 – 5):
 Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Person Sehwag Dravid - Ganguly Laxman Kumble Sachin Team MI KXIP - KKR SRH RCB DD Age 37 38 - 45 41 46 40
1. C)   2. B)   3. A)   4. A)   5. E)
(6 – 9):
Start with the information: “I is father-in-law of F and he eats Ice cream of Vanilla flavour. G, who eats Chocolate (Nestle), is the son-in-law of B.” Then use:  E is G’s brother-in-law. B’s father is H’s husband. After that: use “B has no sister-in-law.” And “C is sister-in-law of F”. Now with the help of connecting links, complete chart will be made.
In the end start reading information from starting. Fill definite information about snacks and keep indefinite information aside for future use. Such puzzles are time-taking. If you are unable to make it in one go, then leave it and try other question. Come to attempt it again if you will get time in the end.
6. B)   7. E)   8. C)   9. B)