Reasoning Practice Puzzles for SBI PO Mains

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Reasoning Practice Puzzles for SBI PO Mains
Direction (1 – 6): Read the following information and answer the questions given below.
M, N, O, P, Q and R are sitting in a single row having eight seats. Three of them are facing towards north and three are facing towards south. Two seats are vacant but neither of the extreme ends is vacant.
No person is sitting to the right side of R. Neither M nor R is the immediate neighbor of the seats that are vacant. N is sitting third to the right of M, who is facing towards north. Those people who are sitting to the either side of the vacant seats are facing in opposite directions. No two consecutive seats are vacant. Neither O nor Q is sitting at any of the extreme ends. Those who are sitting at the extreme ends are acing in the same direction. Q is sitting third to the left of O who is facing towards north. Only two people are sitting between the seats that are vacant and both of them face the same direction.
1. Who among the following sit at the extrem end?
A) R
B) M
C) N
D) O
E) Q
2. Who is sitting fourth to the right of P ?
A) M
B) N
C) O
D) R
E) None of these
3. Who is sitting third to the left of R?
A) N
B) Q
C) O
D) No one
E) None of these
4. Which of the following statement is true about N ?
A) N is facing towards south
B) Immediate seats neighboring to N are vacant
C) N is sitting second to the right of Q
D) N is sitting between Q and R
E) N is facing towards north
5. How many person(s) are sitting between M and O?
A) None
B) One
C) Two
D) Three
E) None of these
6. Who among the following sits at the extreme end of the row ?
A) M and O
B) M and N
C) O and P
D) R and P
E) None of these
Direction (7 – 12): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.
Eight cricketers - A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H belongs to different teams-Bangladesh, Kenya, Afghanistan and Ireland. They use different brands of Bat-Britannia, Reebok, MRF, TON and SS and hits sixes varying 1 to 5. Two persons belong to each country, not more than two persons use the same bat, and hit same number of sixes. The following information is known about them.
H belongs to Afghanistan team and hits maximum number of sixes but does not use TON bat. B and D hit same number of sixes. The one who hits less number of sixes than both A and D uses SS bat and is the only one uses that bat but doesn't belong to Bangladesh team. A uses Britannia bat and either belongs to Kenya or Bangladesh team. One of the persons belonging to Kenya team hits 3 sixes and uses Britannia bat. G does not hit maximum number of sixes and either belongs to Kenya or Bangladesh team. D neither uses MRF nor Britannia bat. One of the persons using MRF bat hits more sixes than C and less than G. B and G use the same bat. E hits 2 sixes. B and E belong to the same team but not Ireland team. One of the persons belonging to Ireland team uses MRF bat and hits minimum number of sixes but is not F. One of the those persons who use Reebok bat belongs to Bangladesh team and the other one belongs to Kenya team. One of the persons who belonging to Ireland team hits 2 sixes.
7. Who among the following uses TON bat?
A) B
B) C
C) D
D) E
E) F
8. Which brand of bat does E use?
A) MRF
B) TON
C) SS
D) Reebok
E) Britannia
9. Who among the following is belongs to Bangladesh team?
A) A
B) C
C) D
D) E
E) F
10. Who among the following hit minimum number of sixes?
A) B
B) C
C) F
D) Both C and F
E) None of these
11. Which of following statement is correct?
A) A belongs to Bangladesh team
B) C uses MRF and hits 2 six
C) F does not belongs to Ireland team
D) G hits 3 sixes and belongs to Bangladesh team
E) None of these
12. Who among the following combination of "person-sixes" is true with respect to the given arrangement?
A) A - 4
B) E - 1
C) G - 2
D) H -5
E) None of these
Solutions:
(1 – 6):

1. A)   2. E)   3. D)   4. E)   5. C)   6. D)  
(7 – 12):

7. C)   8. A)   9. D)   10. B)   11. E)   12. D)