Hello Friends, if you wish to get a feel of the puzzles that are generally asked in the banking exams, you must try your hands on these two puzzles and understand the way in which they sweep time off your toes J What feedback do the students generally give after coming out of the exam hall is that, the puzzles seemed to be very confusing and the moment they start discussing the data amongst them they realize that it was pressure that prevented them from getting to the answers. Had they tried them once again, they would have made it to those5 precious questions as well. So, try these puzzles and get a feel of the paper. Bind yourselves in a time frame of about 7 to 8 minutes and see where you manage to reach. We have kept the level moderate so that they fit into the frame of the Prelims difficulty level.

Good Luck! Happy Reasoning 🙂

1. Question 1

Directions: Study the following information below and answer the question that follows:

Seven people Lahiri, Naveen, Kalpana, Usha, Vikram, Lakshmi and Geetha stay in a building having seven floors numbered 1-7 naming the ground floor as the first. All of them have different preferences for their daily workout. The youngest two people are 26 years old. The one who likes running is 29 years old and her friend Navin lives on the top floor. The ones who stay on the 2nd and the 6th floors like Skipping and Gym respectively. The one who likes swimming is one year elder to Vikram who is one of the youngest and lives on an even numbered floor below the 4th. Lakshmi likes Yoga and is a friend to Usha who is 39 years old and lives on an even numbered floor above the 4th. Lahiri is 3 years older than Kalpana who is 26 and lives on an even numbered floor below 5. There are four floors between the ones who lie swimming and skipping. The one who likes Zumba stays immediately above the one who likes Aerobics. The person who is 46 years old stays on an odd numbered floor above Kalpana. There is a difference in the ages of three years between the one who likes Running and the one who likes Aerobics.

1. Which of the following is a correct combination?

1) Lahiri- Running- 3
2) Yog-5-27
3) Vikram-Skipping-32
4) Swimming-Navin-27
5) Usha-Yoga-1

2. Question 2

Directions: Study the following information below and answer the question that follows:

Seven people Lahiri, Naveen, Kalpana, Usha, Vikram, Lakshmi and Geetha stay in a building having seven floors numbered 1-7 naming the ground floor as the first. All of them have different preferences for their daily workout. The youngest two people are 26 years old. The one who likes running is 29 years old and her friend Navin lives on the top floor. The ones who stay on the 2nd and the 6th floors like Skipping and Gym respectively. The one who likes swimming is one year elder to Vikram who is one of the youngest and lives on an even numbered floor below the 4th. Lakshmi likes Yoga and is a friend to Usha who is 39 years old and lives on an even numbered floor above the 4th. Lahiri is 3 years older than Kalpana who is 26 and lives on an even numbered floor below 5. There are four floors between the ones who lie swimming and skipping. The one who likes Zumba stays immediately above the one who likes Aerobics. The person who is 46 years old stays on an odd numbered floor above Kalpana. There is a difference in the ages of three years between the one who likes Running and the one who likes Aerobics.

2. Who lives on a floor immediately below the person who like to Gym?

1) Lakshmi
2) Lahiri
3) Kalpana
4) Usha
5) Geetha

3. Question 3

Directions: Study the following information below and answer the question that follows:

Seven people Lahiri, Naveen, Kalpana, Usha, Vikram, Lakshmi and Geetha stay in a building having seven floors numbered 1-7 naming the ground floor as the first. All of them have different preferences for their daily workout. The youngest two people are 26 years old. The one who likes running is 29 years old and her friend Navin lives on the top floor. The ones who stay on the 2nd and the 6th floors like Skipping and Gym respectively. The one who likes swimming is one year elder to Vikram who is one of the youngest and lives on an even numbered floor below the 4th. Lakshmi likes Yoga and is a friend to Usha who is 39 years old and lives on an even numbered floor above the 4th. Lahiri is 3 years older than Kalpana who is 26 and lives on an even numbered floor below 5. There are four floors between the ones who lie swimming and skipping. The one who likes Zumba stays immediately above the one who likes Aerobics. The person who is 46 years old stays on an odd numbered floor above Kalpana. There is a difference in the ages of three years between the one who likes Running and the one who likes Aerobics.

3. How many people live above Vikram?

1) 6
2) 4
3) 5
4) 1
5) 3

4. Question 4

Directions: Study the following information below and answer the question that follows:

Seven people Lahiri, Naveen, Kalpana, Usha, Vikram, Lakshmi and Geetha stay in a building having seven floors numbered 1-7 naming the ground floor as the first. All of them have different preferences for their daily workout. The youngest two people are 26 years old. The one who likes running is 29 years old and her friend Navin lives on the top floor. The ones who stay on the 2nd and the 6th floors like Skipping and Gym respectively. The one who likes swimming is one year elder to Vikram who is one of the youngest and lives on an even numbered floor below the 4th. Lakshmi likes Yoga and is a friend to Usha who is 39 years old and lives on an even numbered floor above the 4th. Lahiri is 3 years older than Kalpana who is 26 and lives on an even numbered floor below 5. There are four floors between the ones who lie swimming and skipping. The one who likes Zumba stays immediately above the one who likes Aerobics. The person who is 46 years old stays on an odd numbered floor above Kalpana. There is a difference in the ages of three years between the one who likes Running and the one who likes Aerobics.

4. If starting from the first floor, everyone is arranged in the alphabetical order of their names, whose position would remain the same?

1) None
2) Lakshmi
3) Vikram
4) Kalpana
5) Usha

5. Question 5

Directions: Study the following information below and answer the question that follows:

Seven people Lahiri, Naveen, Kalpana, Usha, Vikram, Lakshmi and Geetha stay in a building having seven floors numbered 1-7 naming the ground floor as the first. All of them have different preferences for their daily workout. The youngest two people are 26 years old. The one who likes running is 29 years old and her friend Navin lives on the top floor. The ones who stay on the 2nd and the 6th floors like Skipping and Gym respectively. The one who likes swimming is one year elder to Vikram who is one of the youngest and lives on an even numbered floor below the 4th. Lakshmi likes Yoga and is a friend to Usha who is 39 years old and lives on an even numbered floor above the 4th. Lahiri is 3 years older than Kalpana who is 26 and lives on an even numbered floor below 5. There are four floors between the ones who lie swimming and skipping. The one who likes Zumba stays immediately above the one who likes Aerobics. The person who is 46 years old stays on an odd numbered floor above Kalpana. There is a difference in the ages of three years between the one who likes Running and the one who likes Aerobics.

5. If 46 is related to Zumba, 32 is related to Skipping, what will be related to Aerobics in the same way?

1) 39
2) 26
3) 29
4) 27
5) 32

6. Question 6

Directions: Study the instructions given below and answer the question that follows:

Eight friends are playing a game sitting around in a square. Three of them face outside the rest face inwards. Everyone has bought a gift for one of the other and only two persons out of the ones facing the centre have bought gifts for each other. The others have bought gifts for those facing opposite their sides. K sits second to the left of E who does not sit in the corner. H faces the centre and sits directly opposite E. L sits second to the left of H and has received Shoes as a gift from K. I facing outward sits third to the left of L. K gets a cap from a person who gets a wallet and sits to the immediate left of K. J gets a sipper and sits opposite I. G is the neighbor of both K and E but faces outwards. F sits opposite the one who gets a fitness watch and is sitting to the immediate left of L. One who gets goggles is sitting to the immediate left of the one who gets a watch. No two people sitting together face outward. The one who sits to the immediate left of J gets a head band.

6. Who all face outside the square?

1) I, G and L
2) G, E and J
3) F, H and I
4) J, L and H
5) E, K and H

7. Question 7

Directions: Study the instructions given below and answer the question that follows:

Eight friends are playing a game sitting around in a square. Three of them face outside the rest face inwards. Everyone has bought a gift for one of the other and only two persons out of the ones facing the centre have bought gifts for each other. The others have bought gifts for those facing opposite their sides. K sits second to the left of E who does not sit in the corner. H faces the centre and sits directly opposite E. L sits second to the left of H and has received Shoes as a gift from K. I facing outward sits third to the left of L. K gets a cap from a person who gets a wallet and sits to the immediate left of K. J gets a sipper and sits opposite I. G is the neighbor of both K and E but faces outwards. F sits opposite the one who gets a fitness watch and is sitting to the immediate left of L. One who gets goggles is sitting to the immediate left of the one who gets a watch. No two people sitting together face outward. The one who sits to the immediate left of J gets a head band.

7. Who sits fourth to the left of the one who gets Wallet?

1) One who gets Shoes
2) F
3) One who gets a Sipper
4) K
5) G

8. Question 8

Directions: Study the instructions given below and answer the question that follows:

Eight friends are playing a game sitting around in a square. Three of them face outside the rest face inwards. Everyone has bought a gift for one of the other and only two persons out of the ones facing the centre have bought gifts for each other. The others have bought gifts for those facing opposite their sides. K sits second to the left of E who does not sit in the corner. H faces the centre and sits directly opposite E. L sits second to the left of H and has received Shoes as a gift from K. I facing outward sits third to the left of L. K gets a cap from a person who gets a wallet and sits to the immediate left of K. J gets a sipper and sits opposite I. G is the neighbor of both K and E but faces outwards. F sits opposite the one who gets a fitness watch and is sitting to the immediate left of L. One who gets goggles is sitting to the immediate left of the one who gets a watch. No two people sitting together face outward. The one who sits to the immediate left of J gets a head band.

8. How many people sit between K and F counting from the left of K?

1) 3
2) 6
3) 1
4) 4
5) 2

9. Question 9

Directions: Study the instructions given below and answer the question that follows:

Eight friends are playing a game sitting around in a square. Three of them face outside the rest face inwards. Everyone has bought a gift for one of the other and only two persons out of the ones facing the centre have bought gifts for each other. The others have bought gifts for those facing opposite their sides. K sits second to the left of E who does not sit in the corner. H faces the centre and sits directly opposite E. L sits second to the left of H and has received Shoes as a gift from K. I facing outward sits third to the left of L. K gets a cap from a person who gets a wallet and sits to the immediate left of K. J gets a sipper and sits opposite I. G is the neighbor of both K and E but faces outwards. F sits opposite the one who gets a fitness watch and is sitting to the immediate left of L. One who gets goggles is sitting to the immediate left of the one who gets a watch. No two people sitting together face outward. The one who sits to the immediate left of J gets a head band.

9. Which of the following is not true?

1) J faces inward
2) G sits at one of the corners
3) F gets goggles as gift
4) L and G sit facing each other
5) One who gets a watch and a headband face each other

10. Question 10

Directions: Study the instructions given below and answer the question that follows:

Eight friends are playing a game sitting around in a square. Three of them face outside the rest face inwards. Everyone has bought a gift for one of the other and only two persons out of the ones facing the centre have bought gifts for each other. The others have bought gifts for those facing opposite their sides. K sits second to the left of E who does not sit in the corner. H faces the centre and sits directly opposite E. L sits second to the left of H and has received Shoes as a gift from K. I facing outward sits third to the left of L. K gets a cap from a person who gets a wallet and sits to the immediate left of K. J gets a sipper and sits opposite I. G is the neighbor of both K and E but faces outwards. F sits opposite the one who gets a fitness watch and is sitting to the immediate left of L. One who gets goggles is sitting to the immediate left of the one who gets a watch. No two people sitting together face outward. The one who sits to the immediate left of J gets a head band.

10. What is H’s position with respect to G?

1) Fifth to the left
2) Third to the right
3) Second to the left
4) Fourth to the left
5) Both (1) and (2)

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