# Reasoning: Puzzles and Arrangements for upcoming Exams – Set 113 (NIACL Mains Exam)

Directions (1-5): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below it:

Ten people A, B, C, D, E, F, G ,H, I and J were born on four different dates(of the same year) but not necessarily in the same order, namely 2nd, 5th, 7th and 8th such that not less than two people and not more than three people were born in a month. Each of them also likes different colours namely Red, Green, Blue, Orange, Pink, White, Black, Grey, Yellow and Brown but not necessarily in the same order. Each works in eight different cities namely Jaipur, Delhi, Chennai, Pune, Amritsar, Bangalore, Ahmadabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Bhopal but not necessarily in the same order. The one who works in Mumbai was born on one of the dates having even number and the one who works in Delhi was born on one of the dates having even number. C likes grey colour and was born on the same date as E. Only B and H were born on 2nd. The one who likes Pink colour was born on the date has odd number. I and J were born on one of the dates having odd number and greater than 5th. I and J were born on one of the dates having odd number and greater than 5th. F was not born on the same date as E. B works in Amritsar and the one who likes pink colour works in Jaipur. D likes Orange colour and was born in the same date as F. G does not like Pink. The one who likes Black and the one who likes Blue were born in the same date. The one who likes Black was not born in the same date as H. The one who likes red colour was born in the same date as A. J likes Brown but does not work in Bangalore or Pune. B does not like green colour and E does not like pink. The one who works in Amritsar was born on one of the dates having even number and the one who works in Kolkata was born on one of the dates which has odd number. The one who works in Pune was born on one of the dates which has odd number and the one who works in Chennai was born on one of the dates which has even number. C works neither in Bhopal nor in Pune. H works in Bhopal. F does not like Black colour and the one who likes orange colour works in Delhi. C was not born on 8th.

1. Who among the following works in Chennai?
E
G
C
A
F
Option B
Solution:
1. C likes grey colour and was born on the same date as E. Only B and H were born on 2nd. The one who likes Pink colour was born on the date has odd number. B works in Amritsar and the one who likes pink colour works in Jaipur. D likes Orange colour and was born in the same date as F. H works in Bhopal. F does not like Black colour and the one who likes orange colour works in Delhi.

2. The one who works in Mumbai was born on one of the dates having even number and the one who works in Delhi was born on one of the dates having even number. The one who works in Amritsar was born on one of the dates having even number and the one who works in Kolkata was born on one of the dates which has odd number. The one who works in Pune was born on one of the dates which has odd number and the one who works in Chennai was born on one of the dates which has even number.

3. C likes grey colour and was born on the same date as E. F was not born on the same date as E. D likes Orange colour and was born on the same date as F. C was not born on 8th. C works neither in Bhopal nor in Pune. B does not like green colour and E does not like pink.

4. The one who likes Black and the one who likes Blue were born in the same date. The one who likes Black was not born in the same date as H. F does not like Black colour and the one who likes orange colour works in Delhi. The one who likes red colour was born in the same date as A. B does not like green colour and E does not like pink.

5. I and J were born on one of the dates having odd number and greater than 5th. J likes Brown but does not work in Bangalore or Pune.
Hence, I and J were born on 7th. J works in Ahmadabad and I works in Bangalore and likes yellow colour.

Hence, G works in Chennai.

2. Who among the following likes Red Colour?
E
H
G
F
B
Option A
Hence, E likes Red colour.

3. Who among the following was born on 8th?
C
A
D
E
None of these
Option C
Hence, D was born on 8th.

4. Which of the following does not belong to the group?
The one who works in Pune
The one who likes Grey colour.
A
The one who was born on 5th
The one who works in Bangalore
Option E
Hence, the one who works in Bangalore does not belong to the group.

5. Which colour does B likes?
Blue
Green
Yellow
White
Red
Option D
Hence, B likes White colour.

6. Direction (6-10): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.

A, B, C, D, E and F are six children of Mrs. P. Each of the children was born on different days of the week except Sunday and Mrs. P gave birth to a child every alternate year but not necessarily in the same order. Each child likes different colours viz. Blue, Black, Orange, Red, Yellow and Green but not necessarily in the same order. D was born on Tuesday but not before 2010 and he likes Blue whereas C likes Yellow. The child who was born on Wednesday likes black. The fourth eldest child likes Red while B likes Green. A who was born in 2005 likes Orange. Yellow is liked by the third eldest child who was born on Friday. B was born on Thursday and F was on Saturday. A is the eldest child while E is the youngest.

7. In which year F was born?
2013
2011
2015
2009
2007
Option B
Solution:
1) A is the eldest child while E is the youngest. A who was born in 2005 likes Orange.

2) Yellow is liked by the third eldest child who was born on Friday. The fourth eldest child likes Red while B likes Green.

3) D was born on Tuesday but not before 2010 and he likes Blue whereas C likes Yellow.

4) The fourth eldest child likes Red while B likes Green. B was born on Thursday and F was on Saturday.

5) The child who was born on Wednesday likes black.

Hence, F was born in the year 2011.

8. Who among the following likes black colour?
C
D
E
The one who was born on Monday
The one who was born in 2009
Option C
Hence, E likes black colour.

9. Who among the following born on Monday?
The one who likes green
The one who was born on 2011
F
A
The one who likes Black
Option D
Hence, A was born on Monday.

10. How many persons born between A and the one who likes Black?
None
One
Two
Three
Four
Option E
Hence, four persons were born between A and the one who likes black.

11. How many persons are elder than F?
None
One
Two
Three
Four
Option D
Hence, three persons are elder than F.

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