Reasoning Puzzles for Bank/Insurance Exams (24 – 02 – 2018)

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Reasoning Puzzles for Bank/Insurance Exams (24 – 02 – 2018)
Directions (1 – 5): Read the following instructions carefully and answer the questions which follow.
8 people A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are standing in a row. All of them are facing north. Each one of them is wearing a different coloured t-shirt among red, blue, white, pink, orange, brown, green and grey. Further, it is known that each one of them is carrying a mobile phone of different brand among Nokia, Apple, Micromax, Xiaomi, Vivo, Samsung, Oppo and Motorola. Further, the following information is also known
1. A carries a Motorola mobile and he is not standing at either of the end positions.
2. Oppo phone is owned by the person who is wearing a blue t-shirt.
3. E is standing fifth to the right of B and none of them own a Nokia mobile.
4. The person who is standing at the extreme left end owns an apple mobile.
5. D owns a Samsung mobile and is wearing a green t-shirt. F is wearing a red coloured t-shirt.
6. H owns a Micromax mobile and he is wearing a white coloured t-shirt.
7. There are 3 people who are standing between the people wearing red t-shirt and white t-shirt.
8. C is standing fifth to the right of F and F owns a Xiaomi mobile.
9. The person wearing the blue t-shirt is fourth to the right of the person wearing the green t-shirt.
10. C is not wearing a blue t-shirt. Vivo mobile is owned by the person who is standing at one of the extreme ends.
11. A and G are neighbours such that G is standing to the right of A and none of them are wearing a grey or brown t-shirt.
1. Who owns the Nokia mobile?
a) E
b) G
c) B
d) C
e) Can’t be determined
2. Who is wearing the pink coloured t-shirt?
a) A
b) G
c) C
d) B
e) cannot be determined
3. Pick the odd one out.
a) B - Brown
b) A - Pink
c) G - Orange
d) E - Blue
e) C - Grey
4. Which of the following is definitely correct regarding G?
a) G wears an orange t-shirt
b) G owns a Nokia mobile
c) G is second to the left of E
d) G is third to the right of F
e) More than one of the above
5. For how many people can the colour of their t-shirt and the brand of their mobile phone be uniquely determined?
a) 4
b) 5
c) 6
d) 7
e) 8
Directions (6 – 10): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions which follow.
Six friends Abhay, Ayush, Aman, Anil, Akash and Ashish are from six different states among Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu not necessarily in the same order. Each of these states has a different capital city among Chennai, Mumbai, Lucknow, Ahmadabad, Hyderabad and Bangalore. Further the following information is also known
1. Aman is from a state whose capital is Lucknow and Hyderabad is the capital of Tamil Nadu.
2. Abhay is from Telangana whose capital is not Mumbai.
3. Anil is from a state whose capital is Ahmadabad.
4. Akash is from a state whose capital is Bangalore and Ashish is not from the state whose capital is Mumbai.
5. Aman is not from Uttar Pradesh or Gujarat and Ahmadabad is the capital of Karnataka.

6. Aman belongs to which state?
a) Karnataka
b) Gujarat
c) Maharashtra
d) Telangana
e) Cannot be determined
7. Who is from Gujarat?
a) Ashish
b) Anil
c) Ayush
d) Akash
e) Cannot be determined
8. Mumbai is the capital of which state?
a) Uttar Pradesh
b) Gujarat
c) Karnataka
d) Maharashtra
e) Cannot be determined
9. Which of the following combinations is definitely correct?
a) Mumbai - Ayush
b) Lucknow - Karnataka
c) Bangalore - Gujarat
d) Ahmadabad - UP
e) More than one of the above
10. For how many people can we determine the states to which they belong?
a) 2
b) 3
c) 4
d) 5
e) 6
Directions (11 – 15): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions which follow
P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W are eight friends who are seated in a straight row. All of them are facing north. Each one of them owns a different car among Maruti, Honda, Hyundai, Chevrolet, Ford, Fiat, Tata, and Toyota not necessarily in the same order. Further, the following information is also known
1. T owns Maruti and he is sitting third to the right of S. None of them are sitting at the end positions.
2. U, who owns Tata, is sitting third to the left of P. V does not own Honda.
3. The person sitting at the extreme left end owns Hyundai. Both Q and V are to the left of T.
4. V is third to the right of Q. The person sitting at extreme right owns Chevrolet. 
5. The number of people between R and T is same as the number of people between S and T.
6. The person who owns Fiat is to the immediate left of the person who owns ford.
11. Who is sitting at the second position from the left end?
a) Q
b) S
c) U
d) R
e) Cannot be determined
12. Who owns Honda car?
a) P
b) W
c) R
d) S
e) Cannot be determined
13. How many people are sitting between the persons who own Toyota and Fiat cars?
a) 1
b) 2
c) 3
d) 4
e) 5
14. Which of the following combinations is definitely correct?
a) P- Ford
b) W - Honda
c) V - Chevrolet
d) Q - Hyundai
e) More than one of the above
15. For how many people can we uniquely determine the car which they own?
a) 4
b) 5
c) 6
d) 7
e) 8

Solutions:
(1 – 5): Explanation:

1. B)   2. E)   3. D)   4. E)   5. A)  
(6 – 10) Explanation:

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

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