Reasoning Ability High Level Practice Puzzles

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Reasoning Ability High Level Practice Puzzles
Directions (1 – 5): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given beside:
Ten top most singers of India while participating in an International concert sit in two parallel lines in such a way that five persons sit in each of these two lines or rows, while there is an equal distance between two adjacent persons. Sonu, Arijit, Shaan, Ankit and Himesh sit facing south while Shreya, Lata, Sunidhi, Asha and Monali sit facing north. Thus, each person has exactly one person opposite oneself. Each of these ten singers has a great hand at a different musical instrument from among Guitar, Piano, Harmonica, Mandolin, Banjo, Sitar, Flute, Trumpet, Cello and Ukelele.
1. Monali, who plays Guitar, is second to the right of Asha.
2. Shreya sits exactly opposite the singer who plays Sitar.
3. The singer who likes Cello does not sit at any of the extreme ends.
4. Ankit is third to the right of Arijit, who is at one of the ends.
5. The singer who plays Banjo faces north and sits exactly opposite the person who has a great hand at Flute.
6. The person who plays Mandolin is second to the left of Sonu.
7. Lata, who sits at one of the ends, sits exactly opposite the person who plays Harmonica.
8. The person who is an expert at Piano sits exactly opposite Sonu, who is second to the left of Himesh.
9. Neither Shaan nor Ankit plays Sitar. 
10. The one who plays Guitar is to the immediate left of the one who likes Ukelele.
1. Who among the following sits exactly between Lata and Shreya ?
a) Asha
b) Monali
c) Sunidhi
d) Can’t be determined
e) None of these
2. Which of the following is true regarding Ankit?
a) Ankit sits second to right of Sonu.
b) Ankit sits third to left of Arijit.
c) Ankit faces the one who plays Banjo.
d) Ankit sits at one of the extreme ends of the line.
e) None is true.
3. Who has a great hand at the Ukelele?
a) Shaan
b) Lata
c) Shreya
d) Sunidhi
e) None of these
4. Who among the following plays Trumpet?
a) Asha
b) Shaan
c) Sunidhi
d) Lata
e) None of these
5. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
a) the one who plays Harmonica
b) Arijit
c) Sunidhi
d) Lata
e) Monali
Directions (6 – 10): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given beside:
Six Ph.D students Arjun, Medha, Pritam, Nisheeth, Gaurav and Sachin are pursuing their Ph.D in six different streams namely - Quantum Physics, Relativity, Thermodynamics, Biochemistry, Botany and Ecology, though not necessarily in the same order. They have their practical labs on different days of the week starting from Monday. One of the days is a leisure day and no practical is scheduled on that day.
• Arjun attends Thermodynamics lab on a day before Gaurav attends his practical.
• Only one practical is scheduled between Gaurav's and Nisheeth's.
• Sachin attends the practical on Quantam Physics but neither on Monday nor on Wednesday.
• Ecology is attended just after the leisure day.
• Medha attends her practical on Sunday.
• Nisheeth and Sachin attend their labs at a gap of 3 practicals.
• Biochemistry practical is attended on Thursday
• Pritam's practical and the practical on Relativity were scheduled on successive days.
6. Who among the following attends practical on Botany?
a) Arjun
b) Pritam
c) Nisheeth
d) Sachin
e) Gaurav
7. Which of the following days is off?
a) Monday
b) Tuesday
c) Wednesday
d) Friday
e) Saturday
8. Who attends practical on Ecology?
a) Medha
b) Pritam
c) Nisheeth
d) Gaurav
e) Either Medha or Nisheeth
9. Which of the following practicals was attended on Friday?
a) Thermodynamics
b) Quantam Physics
c) Ecology
d) Relativity
e) None of these
10. On which day was practical on Relativity attended?
a) Monday
b) Tuesday
c) Wednesday
d) Friday
e) Sunday
Directions (11 – 15): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.
Virat Kohli, Saina Nehwal, Abhinav Bindra, Vijender Singh, Anwar Ali and Sardar Singh are six sports players, who belong to six different states viz–Haryana, Punjab, Maharashtra, Assam, Bihar and Rajasthan but not necessarily in the same order, each one has won the trophy in different countries, viz Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Argentina and Brazil but not necessarily in the same order. They are sitting around a circular table facing the centre.
The persons who have won the trophy in China, Singapore and Argentina are neither from Rajasthan nor from Haryana. The persons who are from Assam and Punjab have won the trophies neither in China nor in Brazil. Virat Kohli is neither from Rajasthan nor sits on the immediate left of the person who won the trophy in Malaysia. The only person who is between Anwar Ali and Sardar Singh has won the trophy in Australia. The person who is on the left side of the person from Rajasthan has not won the trophy in Brazil. Vijender Singh has won the trophy in Malaysia and is from Punjab. He is facing the person who has won the trophy for Australia. One who has won the trophy for China is sitting opposite the person from Bihar, while the person from Punjab is on the left of the person who has won the trophy in Argentina. One who has won the trophy in Brazil is on the immediate right of the person from Rajasthan but on the left of the person who has won the trophy in Singapore. Abhinav Bindra has not won the trophy in Singapore and Sardar Singh has not won the trophy in China.
11. Which of the following player belongs to Rajasthan?
a) Abhinav Bindra
b) Virat Kohli
c) Saina Nehwal
d) Anwar Ali
e) Sardar Singh
12. Saina Nehwal belongs to which of the following state?
a) Punjab
b) Rajasthan
c) Haryana
d) Maharashtra
e) Bihar
13. Who sits second to the left of the player the one who won the trophy in Malaysia?
a) Virat Kohli
b) The player who won the trophy in China
c) The player who belongs to Rajasthan
d) The player who won the trophy in Brazil
e) The player who belongs to Maharashtra
14. Which of the following player won the trophy in China?
a) Abhinav Bindra
b) Anwar Ali
c) Saina Nehwal
d) Vijendar Singh
e) Virat Kohli
15. Which of the following combinations is true?
a) Abhinav Bindra – Haryana – Australia
b) Anwar Ali – Punjab – China
c) Virat Kohli – Assam – Argentina
d) Sardar Singh – Bihar – Singapore
e) None of these
Solutions:
(1 – 5):

1. A)   2. C)   3. D)   4. D)   5. E)  
(6 – 10):
Person
Day
Subject
Nisheeth
Monday
Botany
Arjun
Tuesday
Thermodynamics
Gaurav
Wednesday
Relativity
Pritam
Thrusday
Biochemistry
Sachin
Friday
Quantam Physics
off
Saturday
no practical
Medha
Sunday
Ecology
6. C)   7. E)   8. A)   9. B)   10. C)   
(11 – 15):

11. A)   12. E)   13. D)   14. B)   15. C)