Reasoning Ability Practice Puzzles – Set 77

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Reasoning Ability Practice Puzzles – Set 77
Directions (1 – 5): Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions.
Eight persons from different Public Sector Banks, viz UCO Bank. Syndicate Bank, Canara Bank, PNB, Dena Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Indian Bank and Bank of Maharashtra, are sitting in 2 parallel rows containing 4 people each, in such a way that there is an equal distance between adjacent persons. 
In row 1 A, B, C and D are seated and all of them are facing south. In row 2, P, Q, R and S are seated and all of them are facing north. Therefore, in the given seating arrangement each member seated in a row faces another member of the other row. (All the information given above does not necessarily represent the order of seating as in the final arrangement.)
C sits second to right of the person from Bank of Maharashtra. R is an immediate neighbour of the person who faces the person from Bank of Maharashtra.
Only one person sits between R and the person from PNB. The immediate neighbour of the person from PNB faces the person from Canara Bank.
The person from UCO bank faces the person from Oriental Bank of Commerce. R is not from Oriental Bank of Commerce. P is not from PNB. P does not face the person from Bank of Maharashtra.
Q faces the person from Dena Bank. The one who faces S sits to the immediate left of A.
B does not sit at any of the extreme ends of the line. The person from Bank of Maharashtra does not face the person from Syndicate Bank.
1. Which of the following is true regarding A?
a) The person from UCO Bank faces A.
b) The person from Bank of Maharashtra is an immediate neighbour of A.
c) A faces the person who sits second to the right of R.
d) A is from Oriental Bank of Commerce.
e) A sits at one of the extreme ends of the line.
2. Who is seated between R and the person from PNB?
a) The person from Oriental Bank of Commerce
b) P
c) Q
d) The person from Syndicate Bank
e) S
3. Who amongst the following sit at extreme ends of the rows?
a) D and the person from PNB
b) The persons from Indian Bank and UCO Bank
c) The persons from Dena Bank and P
d) The persons from Syndicate Bank and D
e) C, Q
4. Who amongst the following faces the person from Bank of Maharashtra?
a) The person from Indian Bank
b) P
c) R
d) The person from Syndicate Bank
e) The person from Canara Bank
5. P is related to Dena Bank in the same way as B is related to PNB based on the given arrangement. Who amongst the following is D related to, following the same pattern?
a) Syndicate Bank 
b) Canara Bank
c) Bank of Maharashtra 
d) Indian Bank
e) Oriental Bank of Commerce
Directions (6 – 10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
Seven people – A, B, C, D, E, F and G – have different hobbies, viz Travelling, Reading, Dancing, Painting, Sculpting, Singing and Pottery making, but not necessarily in the same order. Each of them belongs to a different State, viz Punjab, Odisha, Kerala, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Karnataka, but not necessarily in the same order. A belongs to Maharashtra. D likes Pottery making. The person who likes Sculpting is from the state of Odisha. The person who likes Dancing is from the state of Gujarat. F does not belong to Gujarat, Odisha, Punjab or Rajasthan. F does not like Singing, Reading or Painting. B does not belong to Kerala, Odisha, Punjab or Rajasthan. B does not like Painting, Travelling, Reading or Singing. C does not like Sculpting and he is not from Rajasthan or Punjab. Neither D nor G belongs to Punjab. A does not like Reading. The person from Kerala likes Singing.
6. Who among the following likes Singing?
a) A
b) C
c) E
d) G
e) Cannot be determined
7. Which of the following combinations is true according to the given information?
a) A – Travelling – Maharashtra
b) C – Dancing – Gujarat
c) E – Reading – Karnataka
d) D – Pottery making – Rajasthan
e) All are true
8. Who among the following belongs to the State of Karnataka?
a) B
b) D
c) F
d) E
e) Cannot be determined
9. Which of the following combinations is true about G?
a) Sculpting – Odisha
b) Pottery making – Karnataka
c) Dancing – Gujarat
d) Singing – Kerala
e) Travelling – Karnataka
10. The person who belongs to Punjab, likes
a) Travelling
b) Sculpting
c) Painting
d) Pottery making
e) Reading
Directions (11 – 15): Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions.
Eight friends A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a circular table but not necessarily in the same order. Some of them are facing outward. They are working in four different companies Apple, IBM, Google and Intel. Two persons are working at each company.
G sits on the immediate right of B, who works at the Google. C sits third to the left of H, who works at the Apple and both are facing the same direction. C and B are not facing the same direction but C is an immediate neighbor of E, who is fourth to the left of G. E and G both are facing opposite directions but both work at the same company. Those who work at the Google sit adjacent to each other but face opposite direction. Those who work at the IBM sit opposite each other. The immediate neighbours of E are not facing outward. A person who works at the Apple is an immediate neighbor of the persons who work at the Intel. D and F are immediate neighbours of H. D is not facing the centre and works at the Intel. The one who is on the immediate left of F is not facing the centre. F sits second to the right of C.
11. Who among the following works at the Apple ?
a) D and F
b) H and F
c) G and C
d) C and H
e) None of these
12. Who among the following sits on the immediate right of the person who works at the IBM?
a) B
b) D
c) A
d) F
e) None of these
13. How many persons are facing outward?
a) Two
b) Three
c) Four
d) Can’t be determined
e) None of these
14. A works at which of the following?
a) Either Google or Apple
b) Either Intel or IBM
c) Google
d) Intel
e) Can’t be determined
15. If D and F interchange their places then who among the following is on the immediate left of G?
a) B
b) D
c) H
d) F
e) None of these
Solutions:
(1 – 5):
1. B)   2. E)   3. D)   4. A)   5. D)  
(6 – 10):
6. B)   7. D)   8. C)   9. A)   10. E)  
(11 – 15):
11. D)   12. A)   13. B)   14. C)   15. D)