Reasoning Practice Puzzles for Bank/Insurance Exams (28 – 02 – 2018)

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Reasoning Practice Puzzles for Bank/Insurance Exams (28 – 02 – 2018)
Directions (1 – 5): Study the following information and answer the questions followed:
Seven persons I, J, K, L, M, N, O are sitting in a linear row facing north in such a way that no two persons are sitting together according to alphabetical order (for ex- I does not sit with J, does not sit with I and K and so on). All persons either married or unmarried. O sits third to the left of I. More than three persons are sitting between the married persons. M sits second to the right of J. N is an unmarried person and sits at one of the extreme end. K is an unmarried person and sits forth to the right of L. All the persons are sitting in ascending order according to their age from left to right. Age of J is 22 years and age of K is 35 years. N is to the right of M.
1. Which among the following are married persons?
a) N and O
b) N, I, K
c) I and L
d) K, I, M, O
e) None of these
2. What can be the age of M?
a) 45 years
b) 15 years
c) 17 years
d) 31 years
e) None of these
3. Which among the following persons sits at extreme ends?
a) N, K
b) O, L
c) L, N
d) I, M
e) None of these
4. Who among the following sits immediate left of O?
a) N
b) K
c) J
d) I
e) None of these
5. How many persons sit in between J and N?
a) Four
b) Three
c) Five
d) Two
e) None of these
Directions (6 – 10): Study the information carefully and answer the question below:
Nine persons i.e. A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H and I live in nine storey building. Ground floor is numbered as 1st floor and top most floor is numbered as 9th floor. They like different authors i.e. Salman Rushdie, Vikram Seth, Kiran desai, Arundhati Roy, Amish Tripathi, Jumpa Lahiri, Chetan Bhagat, Shashi Tharoor and Anita Nair, but not in same order.
The one who likes Amish Tripathi lives just below H. There are three persons live between H and B who lives on odd numbered floor. There is a gap of one floor between B and E who likes Kiran desai. There are two floors between the one who likes Arundhati Roy and the one who likes Kiran desai. A lives on 5th floor, just below from the one who likes Arundhati Roy. C lives just above I. B does not live on 1st floor. F likes Jumpa Lahiri and lives below B. G does not like Arundhati Roy. The one who likes Anita Nair lives just above the one who likes Chetan Bhagat. I does not like Shashi Tharoor and Vikram Seth. The one who likes Vikram Seth lives above the one who likes Jumpa Lahiri Authors.



6. Who among the following likes Vikram Seth?
a) G
b) E
c) A
d) H
e) F
7. How many persons live between C and D?
a) Three
b) One
c) Four
d) Two
e) None of these
8. Who likes Shashi Tharoor?
a) E
b) F
c) A
d) I
e) H
9. Who among the following lives on 7th floor?
a) I
b) B
c) F
d) H
e) D
10. Who among the following likes Salman Rushdie?
a) H
b) E
c) I
d) C
e) None of these
Directions (11 – 15): Study the following information and answer the questions given below:
Eight persons i.e. M, W, C, Z, U, G, R and F who live in Aster Garden Society. They have seated around a square table in evening time and faces outside. Four persons who sit at the corner of table have 3’s multiple amounts in their pocket and Four persons who sit at middle of the table have 2’s multiple amounts in their pocket.
U sits 3rd left of the one who has 22K in his pocket. There are one person sit between U and the one who has 63K amount. The one who sits immediate left of the one who has 63k has 9k less amount. F sits opposite of the one who sits immediate left of the one who has 63K. Z sits 2nd right of F but Z does not sit near to the U. The immediate neighbor of F has 84k. The one who has 69k sits 3rd right of M. W sits immediate right of R who does not have 54k amounts. C sits at one of the corner but not immediate neighbor of F. Immediate neighbor of C have 88k. R has 10k less amount compare to Z. The sum of amount of F and R is 40k.
11. Who among the following has 69k amount?
a) W
b) Z
c) C
d) G
e) M
12. Who among the following sits 2nd left of the one who has 28k?
a) C
b) M
c) G
d) U
e) R
13. Who sits immediate right of the one who has 54k?
a) U
b) W
c) R
d) G
e) C
14. How many persons sit between R and F, when counted right of F?
a) Two
b) Three
c) One
d) Four
e) None of these
15. Who sits opposite of the one who has 54 k?
a) U
b) R
c) F
d) G
e) Z



Solutions:
(1 – 5): Explanation:
1. C)   2. D)   3. C)   4. C)   5. A)
(6 – 10): Explanation:

6. C)   7. A)   8. E)    9. B)   10. C)  
(11 – 15): Explanations:

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