# Reasoning Ability: Puzzle for IBPS Prelims

## Reasoning Puzzle Sets: IBPS Pre. Level Exams

Directions (Q.1 – Q.5) Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

• Seven persons Rahim, San, Chandan, Debu Nandini, Faran, Gopal should different eating habits and time of entry in a party.
• Chandan ate more than Gopal, San, and Nandini. Nandini ate more than Debu, San, & Faran.
• Gopal came before Faran and Rahim. Chandan came after Nandini and Faran; Nandini & Faran came after Rahim.
• Faran ate less then Rahim but more than San. Debu ate more than Rahim.
• Gopal was second to come and ate more than Nandini.
• The person who came last ate the least but the person who came first did not eat the most.
Q1. Who was Third to come?
(A). Faran.
(B).Rahim.
(C). Either Faran or Nandini.
(D). can’t be determined.
(E). None of these.

Q2. Who ate the least?
(A). San.
(B). Chandan.
(C). Either Faran or Nandini.
(D). can’t be determined.
(E). None of these.

Q3.Which of the following sentence is not true?
(A). the person who ate most was second last to come.
(B).The person who was second in eating also was second to come.
(C). Nandini came either after or before faran.
(D). Faran came before Chandan and Debu.
(E). Nandini came before Chandan and Faran.

Q4.  Who came last?
(A). Faran.
(B).Rahim.
(C). Either Faran or Nandini.
(D). can’t be determined.
(E). None of these.

Q5. Who ate most?
(A). Faran.
(B).Rahim.
(C). Either Faran or Nandini.
(D). can’t be determined.
(E). None of these.

Directions (Q.1 – Q.5) Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
A, B, C, D, E, F, G are seven friends out of which there are three females and four males. There are two Managers, two Lawyers, one Teacher, one Engineer and one doctor. No lady is either Teacher or Engineer. C is a Lawyer and married to A, who is a teacher. F, the Engineer, is married to D, who is neither Lawyer nor doctor. No two ladies have the same profession. B is the sister of G, who is a manager.

Q.6. which of the following is the group of Males?
(A). BCDE
(B).GFED.
(C). ABDE
(D). GEFA
(E). None of these.

Q.7. what is D’s profession?
(A). Manager.
(B).Lawyer.
(C). Teacher
(D). can’t be determined.
(E). None of these.

Q.8. what is E profession?
(A). Manager.
(B).Doctor
(C).Engineer.
(D). Data inadequate.
(E). None of these.

Q.9.Who among them has the same profession as that of G?
(A). A.
(B).C.
(C). D
(D). F.
(E). None of these.

Q.10. mentioned the following pairs have the same profession?
(A). CF.
(B).GE.
(C). AO.
(D). BE.
(E). None of these.

Directions (Q.11 – Q.15) Study the Sitting arrangement carefully and answer the questions given below:

Twelve people are sitting in two parallel rows containing six members each. In such a way that there is an equal distance between adjacent persons. In row-1 M, N, O, P, Q, R are seated and all of them are facing south. In row-2 U, V, W, X, Y, Z is seated and all of them are facing north. Therefore, in the given sitting arrangement each member seated in a row faces another member of the other row. U sits on the third position to right of X. Neither U nor X sits at extreme eds. Q faces X. R does not face towards U and R does not sit at any of the extreme ends. R is not an immediate neighbour of Q. V sits at one of the extreme ends. Only two people sit between V and Y. Y does not face R. Two persons sit O & N. O is not an immediate neighbour of Q. W does not face R. M is not an immediate neighbour of O.

Q.11. How many persons are seated between Q and P?
(A). One.
(B).Three.
(C). Two.
(D). Four.
(E). None of these.

Q.12. Who amongst the following sit at extreme ends of the rows?
(A). V,Y.
(B).P,Q.
(C). M,O.
(D). V,Z.
(E). Q,N.

Q.13. Who among the following faces U?
(A). O.
(B).Q.
(C). M.
(D). N.
(E). None of these.

Q.14. Who amongst the following sits exactly between M and N?
(A). O.
(B).R.
(C). P.
(D).Q.
(E). None of these.

Q.15 M is related to R in the same way as W is related to Z. Then which of the following is related to Y in the same pattern?
(A).V.
(B). X.
(C). W.
(D). U.
(E). None of these.

Answers with Explanation
Ans.1 - 5

Q.1-(B).        Q.2 – (A).       Q3. – (D).    Q.4 – (E).  Q.5 – (E)

 Name Ranks W.R.T.eating Ranks W.R.T.entry Rahim 5 3 San 7 7 Chandan 1 6 Debu 4 1 Nandini 3 4 or 5 Faran 6 5 or 4 Goal 2 2

Ans.6 - 10

 Person Profession Sex A TEACHER MALE B DOCTOR FEMALE C LAWYER FEMALE D MANAGER FEMALE E LAWYER MALE F ENGINEER MALE G MANAGER MALE

Ans.11 - 15

 Row-1  Facing South M Q N R P O Row-2 Facing North W X Y Z U V
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