# IBPS PO: Reasoning Puzzles Questions Set

## Reasoning Puzzles Questions Set with Solution

Directions (Q.1 – Q.5) Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
• There are seven students in a class namely – Ashok, Aman, Ashish, Niraj, Ranjan, Sahil and Pandu Each of them has a different favourite subject, viz Chemistry, Science, Biology, French, English, Mathematics and Hindi. Each of the students secured different marks in his favourite subject.
• Ashish has secured second highest marks and neither Science nor French is his favourite subject.
• Ranjan secured the least marks and neither Mathematics nor Chemistry in his favourite subject.
• The favourite subject of Niraj is Biology and he secured more marks than marks of Aman and Pandu but less than the marks of Ashok.
• The favourite subject of Aman is English and his marks is more than the marks of Ranjan but less than the marks of Pandu.
• The favourite subject of Ashok is Hindi and he has not secured the highest marks.
• The student, whose favourite subject is French, got the highest marks.
• The favourite subject of Ashish is not Chemistry.
Q1. Which is favourite subject of Ranjan?
(A).Chemistry
(B).Science
(C). English
(D). can’t be determined.
(E). None of these.

Q2. What is the favourite subject of Pandu?
(A). Chemistry
(B). Mathematics
(C). Either Chemistry or Mathematics
(E). None of these.

Q.3.Who got the second lowest marks?
(A). Pandu
(B). Niraj
(C). Ashish
(E). None of these.

Q4. French is the favourite subject of ?
(A). Ashish
(B). Ashok
(C). Pandu
(D). Sahil
(E). None of these.

Q5. When all the students arranged according to their marks in their favourite subjects in descending order, what is the position of Ashok from the top?
(A). Second
(B). Forth
(C). Third
(D). Can’t be determined.
(E). None of these.

Directions (Q.6 – Q.10) Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
• There are seven members M, D, K, R, T, J and H in a family. Each of them have a different profession – Doctor, Lawyer, Engineer, Teacher, Manager, Architect and Chartered Accountant but not necessarily in the same order.
• There are two married couples in the family.
• D is the Lawyer.
• R, the Architect is brother of T who is the Manager.
• The Chartered Accountant is married to the Doctor.
• No lady is either an Engineer or a Chartered Accountant or a Manager.
• J is sister of K who is the Engineer.
• H is a married lady whose husband is not the Lawyer, the only other married male.
Q.6. How many female members are there in the family?
(A). Two
(B).Three
(C). Four
(E). None of these.

Q.7. What is H’s profession?
(A). Teacher
(B).Chartered Accountant
(C). Doctor
(D). can’t be determined.
(E). None of these.

Q.8. How is K related to D?
(A). Brother
(B).Uncle
(C).Son
(D). Brother-in-law.
(E). None of these.

Q.9.Which of the following pairs is one of the married couples?
(A). JK
(B).MH
(C).DH
(D). MJ
(E). None of these.

Q.10. Who is the teacher?
(A). J
(B).M
(C). H
(D). M or H
(E). None of these.

Directions (Q.11 – Q.15) Study the Sitting arrangement carefully and answer the questions given below:
• Elections were held for six constituencies – Kharawali, Bholibhali, Hasanpur, Shahabad, Dakhana and Kudratganj.
• Party A and Party B won two seats each, C one seat and D none, while one seat went to an independant.
• C beat B at Hasanpur by margin of over 1 lakh votes.
• A won the seats by slender margins – less than 10000 votes.
• D finished second at the three seats, all by a margin of 20000-30000 votes.
• B finished second at Kharawali but won Kudratganj.
• At Bholibhal there was a margin of 26000 votes.
Q.11. The highest margin was at?
(A). Bholibhali
(B).Dakkhana
(C). Kharawali
(E). None of these.

Q.12. Which of the following seats was won by an independent?
(A). Bholibhali
(B). Dakkhana
(C). Kharawali
(E). None of these.

Q.13. Which of the following is a possible margin for the Kudrat-ganj aest?
(A). 9600
(B).17500
(C). 25400
(D). 33300
(E). None of these.

Q.14. Who among the following finished second at Dakkhana?
(A). B
(B).D
(C). C
(E). None of these.

Q.15 If you allot two points to the party that wins, and one point the party finishing second, who had the best performance?
(A).A
(B). B
(C).C
(D). D
(E). None of these.
Solution
Ans.1-Ans.5

 Student’s Name Favourite subject Rank in order of Performance Ashok Hindi 3 Aman English 6 Ashish Mathematics 2 Niraj Biology 4 Ranjan Science 7 Sahil French 1 Pandu Chemistry 5

Ans.6-Ans.10

 Member Sex Profession Relationship M M Chartered Accountant Husband of H D M Lawyer Husband of J K M Engineer Brother of J R M Architect Brother of T T M Manager Brother of R J F Teacher Sister of K, Wife of J H F Doctor Wife of M

Ans.11-Ans.15

 Seat Party Won Second Margin Kharawali A B Below 10000 Bholibhali Ind D 26000 Hasanpur C B Over 1 lakh Shahabad B D 24800 Dakkhana A Below 10000 Kudrat-ganj B D 20000-30000