Reasoning: Puzzles and Arrangements Set 39

Puzzles and Arrangements for IBPS PO, RBI Grade B, NICL, Dena Bank PO PGDBF, BOI, OBC SO, Bank of Baroda and other competitive exams.

Directions (1 – 5): Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.

There are 12 children – A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K and L who live in a building with 5 floors (Numbered 1 to 5). There are 3 flats on each floor from left to right numbered 1 to 3. Immediate right of flat 2 means flat 3. Flat above flat means same flat number of above floors. There are 3 flats empty in this building. There can be only 1 flat empty on any floor. Also same flat number cannot be empty on any of the floors i.e. if Flat number 1 is empty on floor number 1, than flat 1 of any other floor cannot be empty. They all have got different marks in a class test. They all like different colors – Yellow, Pink, Red, Green, Orange, Black, Brown, White, Blue, Violet, Purple, Grey.

K lives on flat number 1 of floor number 3. One who likes red color lives somewhere in the flat which is above K’s flat. One person lives between the one who likes red color and G who has got 96 marks. A likes green color who lives just below G’s flat. One of the flats on which A lives is empty but that is not immediate left of A’s flat. The one who likes violet color lives on the flat 2nd to right of K.

There are 2 floors between H who got 72 marks and the one who got 85 marks. H lives above the one who got 85 marks. H does not like red color. J likes purple color and lives immediate right of the one who has got 85 marks. L and J live on same floor. L likes pink color and has got 9 marks more than F. There are 2 flats between L and an empty flat. F and the one who likes orange color lives on the same floor which is either floor number 1 or 2. One flat is empty on that floor. There is one empty flat between the one who got 61 marks and the one who likes yellow color. The one who got 61 marks is above the one who likes yellow color. The one who has got 55 marks lives on floor number 1. F has got 25 marks less than D who does not live on top floor. C and empty flat are on same floor.

I lives on one of the flats on the floor on which G lives. The one who likes grey color lives immediate right of I. The one who likes white color lives just above the one who likes blue color. The one who likes brown color lives below the one who likes blue color such that no one lives between them. E and F lives on same floor. E has got 15 marks more than A. C lives on a floor on which one flat is empty. One of the children on same floor as one liking blue has got 50% marks obtained by G. The one who got 82 marks lives on one of the floors above the floor of one who got 90 marks.

  1. What is the total number of marks got by G and the one who likes yellow color?
    A) 164
    B) 126
    C) 159
    D) Other than those in options
    E) 148
    View Answer
     Option C
    Explanation:

    First make 2 possibilities with red on 5th floor 1st flat and second – red on 4th floor 1st flat. Next place G(96) and then A green. Now 2nd left flat of A is empty. So one possibility cancels out. So–

    L and J on same floor Now 2 flats between L and empty. See in both arrangements L cannot be placed anywhere in 1st arrangement. In 2nd it is 1st floor 1st flat
    Now: F and the one who likes orange color lives on the same floor which is either floor number 1 or 2. One flat is empty on that floor. Now 2nd floor, 3rd flat will have to be empty because same flat number cannot be empty on any floors.
    So these on floor no 2.
    On any floor, only 1 flat can be empty. so 3rd empty flat is either 5th floor 2nd flat orr 3rd floor 2nd flat.
    Now: There is one empty flat between the one who got 61 marks and the one who likes yellow color. The one who got 61 marks is above the one who likes yellow color. So only possibility: 61 – red and K – yellowNow see: I lives on one of the flats on the floor on which G lives. The one who likes grey color lives immediate right of I. F and the one who likes orange color lives on the same floor which is either floor number 1 or 2. According to this 3rd floor 2nd flat is empty because I and Grey are immediate on floor 5.Next: The one who likes white color lives just above the one who likes blue color. The one who likes brown color lives below the one who likes blue color such that no one lives between them. Only possibility of them on flat number 2 as:So orange – 2nd floor, flat 1 and F – 2nd floor, flat 2. Also I – 5th floor, flat 2. and grey  – 5th floor, flat 3. And then E and F lives on same floor. C lives on a floor on which one flat is empty. So E – orange. C – Violet (76). F = 85-25 = 60, L= 60+9 = 69. D does not live on top floor. The one who has got 55 marks lives on floor number 1. A = 50% of 96 = 48. Final:
  2. Who lives on flat number 2 of floor number 2?
    A) D
    B) The one who likes black color
    C) The one who has got 90 marks
    D) The one who likes brown color
    E) Cannot be determined
    View Answer
     Option D
  3. C lives on
    A) Flat number 2 of floor number 2
    B) Flat number 3 of floor number 3
    C) Flat number 3 of floor number 1
    D) Other than those given in options
    E) Flat number 1 of floor number 4
    View Answer
     Option B
  4. How many floors are there between the floors of I and E?
    A) Two
    B) Three
    C) One
    D) None
    E) Cannot be determined
    View Answer
     Option A
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  5. Who has got 69 marks?
    A) D
    B) The one who likes orange color
    C) The one who likes pink color
    D) J
    E) The one who lives in flat number 3 on floor number 2
    View Answer
     Option C

Directions (6 – 10): Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.

There are 10 friends – A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and J  who have their birthdays in five months – January, March, June, August, and September on either 22nd or 28th of the month.

E’s birthday falls on 22nd August. There is one birthday between C and E’s birthdays. There are 2 birthdays between that of G and I. G’s birthday is before I’s. G’s birthday is in one of the months which has 31 days. A and I have birthdays in same month. There are at least 2 birthdays between birthdays of E and A. F’s birthday is in one of the months which has 30 days. There are at least 2 birthdays after the birthday of B. H’s birthday is on 28th of any month. There are 3 birthdays between the birthdays of H and F. Birthday of C and H does not fall in same month. D’s birthday is somewhere before B’s. B and H does not have birthdays in same month.

  1. D’s birthday is on?
    A) 22 March
    B) 28 August
    C) 22 January
    D) 28 March
    E) None of these
    View Answer
     Option E
    Arrangement:
  2. How many birthdays are there between birthdays of I and B?
    A) Three
    B) Five
    C) One
    D) None
    E) Six
    View Answer
     Option A
  3. J shares his birthday month with?
    A) B
    B) H
    C) E
    D) I
    E) F
    View Answer
     Option B
     
  4. Which of the following pairs has birthday in same month?
    A) B, J
    B) I, F
    C) B, G
    D) G, D
    E) J, A
    View Answer
     Option D
  5. Whose birthday is on 22nd March?
    A) D
    B) A
    C) F
    D) I
    E) B
    View Answer
     Option B

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82 Thoughts to “Reasoning: Puzzles and Arrangements Set 39”

  1. _/_

    G…D
    A…I
    B…H
    E…J
    C..F
    MAM YE BHI TO BAN SKTA HAI
    SEE THAT
    IF M WRONG RECTIFY ME

    1. prabh

      same here
      i also got two solutions

  2. Sandy

    @mod
    Qsn 2 k 2 ans. Bn rhe h.. Kese pta lgega ki shi konsa h… 🙁
    &
    Qsn 1 to bna hi nhi :p

    1. Oliver Queen

      que-2 ke ans 2 kaise?
      mera to ek hi bana

        1. saurabh sharma

          In possibility 1 : B and H does not have birthday in same month ( in the last line of question)

  3. Ranvir Kumar

    How violet-76 has been arranged..Plz anyone explain it to me

  4. Ranvir Kumar

    Koi toh reply do bhai…plss

    1. KUCH B........

      wait bhai try karta hu me b 🙂

      1. Ranvir Kumar

        Thnku bhai.

        1. KUCH B........

          ab karunnga dinner kar raha tha;)

          1. Ranvir Kumar

            Ohk bro… Waiting

          2. KUCH B........

            soorry bro..cant focus lots of things happing in life

          3. Ranvir Kumar

            Koi Ni ..

          4. Ranvir Kumar

            Thanks for trying

      1. Ranvir Kumar

        Mam pls explain dat floor n flat based puzzle

        1. Yes take

          The one who likes violet color lives on the flat 2nd to right of K.

          1. Ranvir Kumar

            Mam ..Dis statement was mentioned earlier

          2. Ranvir Kumar

            Thanks a lot @ subhra mam

          3. Ranvir Kumar

            Ma’am u hv chngd the question after I asked u….Dat statement was not der earlier…

          4. Heena Sharma

            Mam kya agar L ke 2 flats above empty flat h to kya ye hamesha vertically count hoga..kya horizontally flats above flat me ni ayenge.pls tell

          5. There are 3 flats on each floor from left to right numbered 1 to 3. Immediate right of flat 2 means flat 3.

            See this. So that cant be horizontal

          6. Heena Sharma

            OK mam thank u and 2 nd Vale me 3 possibility h to kya kare

      2. _/_

        G…D
        A…I
        B…H
        E…J
        C..F
        MAM YE BHI TO BAN SKTA HAI
        SEE THAT
        IF M WRONG RECTIFY ME

        1. Jeevan

          C and f birthday same month me nai hai.
          To kaise bnegi ye?

  5. AVI™ (Sinchen loveR)

    2nd done
    but their is 2 possibility comes out so in this condition whats we do ?
    1st not done skip for tomorrow 😛

    1. AMAZON

      @AVI HEY have you done first puzzle?

  6. disqus_GGhLszD1TB

    In 2nd puzzle there is condition that C and F does not have birthday in same month then how can they have birthday in June ?If I’m not wrong,the correct arrangement should have been like this G H
    A I
    D F
    E B
    C J

    1. sushama s

      c,h doesnoy have birthday in same month is the condition on the question

  7. Jeevan

    G. H
    A. . I
    D. . F
    E. . B
    C. . J
    Jan to sept

  8. $~$PrAdeEP$K$~$~$

    cant undestand the first pussle…;(((

  9. Sachin Shukla

    first puzzle smjh nai aa rahi boring..second wali good h..plzz provide daily puzzle like 2nd puzzle also birth year type…thankuu az ur great effort…))

  10. $~$PrAdeEP$K$~$~$

    mam 2nd pussle mn c and f ek sth kaise aa skta h question mn to dono ek sath ni aa skte aisa given h…;)))

      1. $~$PrAdeEP$K$~$~$

        first wala pussle ni samj aa rha h…;(((( mam

      2. $~$PrAdeEP$K$~$~$

        ans b diff aa rhe h…;)) mam

  11. $~$PrAdeEP$K$~$~$

    mera arrangement aise bn rha h mam
    jan —–G,H
    mar—–A,I
    june—-D,F
    aug—-E,B
    sept—C,J

      1. $~$PrAdeEP$K$~$~$

        ..:))

  12. Ranvir Kumar

    1st puzzle type questions aane wali hai exam….Go through previous papers then u people (IBPS 2016,SBI etc)vl be able to understand…Thanks subhra mam for posting this type of puzzle….No site has posted dis level of puzzle till today..Xpcting dis type of puzzles in future also….Very helpful for IBPS mains

      1. $~$PrAdeEP$K$~$~$

        mam first wala pussle to samja dijiye kha se shuru kre …table se smj nhi aa rha …:)))

        1. K ko place karo phle

          Then red above K hai
          so 4th floor 1st flat OR 5th floor 1st flat – 2 possibilities here

          Now place G(96), then A green
          Then 1 flat empty in floor of A, but not immediate left

          So here one possibility cancels out

          Proceed

      2. AMAZON

        MAM POST MORE DI ON SI CI AND BOAT AND STREAM LEVEL TOO

      3. AMAZON

        @Shubhra_AspirantsZone:disqus There are 2 flats between L and an empty flat likha h toh vacant floor should be in1st flat of second floor .above toh nhi likha h wha then why?
        wha upar 4th floor m vacant rakhne ka jya matlab h , it is not even mentioned above at all.

        1. That is written intentionally.
          See 2 flats between.
          Means cannot be horizontal right?

          If 2 floors are in between then it could be any flats on those 2 floors.
          But 2 flats in between will mean same numbered flat on those 2 floors

          1. AMAZON

            @Shubhra_AspirantsZone:disqus Mam sorry, but i didn’t get your point here
            are you saying if , we would have put vacant in 1st flat of 2nd floor then there would be two vacant seat ,which is not a possibility so you put vacant in 4th floor. one more question, why you put L in 1st flat mam 🙁
            This is so damn confusing.

          2. aadeez

            in case of one flat between…then horizontally or vertically….???

      4. Vivek Murugesan

        mam
        in puzzle 2 have 2 possiblities how to fix it?
        pls guide us…

        1. Yes there were 2 in it. Some data got missed. But u will get only 1 in actual exam. Here some mistake happened

      5. Vivek Murugesan

        pls refer below

        In second puzzle
        there are two possibilities
        22 28
        G D
        A I
        C F
        E B
        J H
        Jan to sept
        =================
        22 28
        G D
        A I
        J H
        E B
        C F
        jan to sept

        kindly clarify it
        which one is crt?

  13. Bagad_Billa

    In first puzzle E has got 15 marks more than A. It means Marks of E should be 63, Bt in ans u hv taken E’s mark 90. Is it typing mistake?

    1. Player

      B 61 red……I 82 wht…..Ggry 96
      x………………H 72 blu…..A grn 48
      K yel………..x ……………C vio
      E 63 orng….F 60 brwn……x
      L pink 69…….D 85 blk…..J pur 55……………………….76 pta ni kaise aya …90 ya to K 0r C ka hoga

      1. Vivek Murugesan

        yes crt
        i am also having same ans
        how to fix 76 & 90 ( in 90 either case K or C ) IN 76 UNKNOWN factor

  14. sushama s

    how got c as 76

  15. shaja jose

    in first puzzle ….One who likes red color lives somewhere in the flat which is above K’s flat. One person lives between the one who likes red color …..
    there are 6 flats above k’s flat ..becauce questin given is ‘somewhere ‘ how can u take particular two posibilities only …please explain

    1. Alice

      red abv K means
      if K lives on flat1 then red is also somewhere on flat 1 abv K..

      1. shaja jose

        if one floor is there your assumption .ok..but there are flats also abve k..

        1. Alice

          K lives on floor 3 and flat 1 nw the possibilities for red are floor 4 and 5..and the flat number remains same i.e flat 1

          1. raman

            but its not mentioned that that flat number is same

          2. Alice

            yup its nt mentioned..take this line-“One person lives between the one who likes red color and G who has got 96 marks” how wud u knw whethr its talking abt floor or flat?

            similarly,take red anywhr abv K bt remembr the condition one prsn btw red and G…yes u cn place red on floor 4/5(flat 3) bt agn it says “One of the flats on which A lives is empty but that is not immediate left of A’s flat”…nt immediate left certainly means 2nd to left…nw trying place them..

            P.S- if everything is mentioned clearly hw wud u utilise ur skills and i think everbody will be able to solve easily :-p

          3. raman

            yeah u r right…thinking is ol wat matters..thanku

          4. raman

            one more question if u dont mind…cant the vacant flat be on the right of A if not on the immediate left???

          5. Alice

            sure why nt..try it if its correct u ll get the puzzle correct othrwise u ll get stuck somewhere…
            according to me it solely depends on wt u ll understand at the very moment bcoz we hardly hv tym in exam to try each n evry possibility,here u cn ofcourse take the vacant flat on right bt as ques says its nt on immediate left the first thing that struck my mind ws it mst me 2nd to left..if this wud hv gone wrong i wud hv surely put the vacant flat on right..

          6. raman

            yeah that wat i want to ask that we cant try each possibilty then hw too judge which possibilty to try first..thanks for reply..

      2. AMAZON

        @@disqus_VdZ2es3ilU:disqus There are 2 flats between L and an empty flat likha h toh vacant floor should be in1st flat of second floor .above toh nhi likha h wha then why?
        wha upar 4th floor m vacant rakhne ka jya matlab h , it is not even mentioned above at all

        1. Alice

          u mean L shud on floor 5(flat 1)?
          are you getting the puzzle correct frm this?
          see there are possibilities and u hv to pick the right one…
          post ur ans i ll try explaining 🙂

  16. Alice

    @@Shubhra_AspirantsZone:disqus ma’am
    how C gt 76?
    nothing mentioned abt marks of C..

  17. shaja jose

    @@Shubhra_AspirantsZone@Shubhra_AspirantsZone:disqus

    provided E=90 is wrong as E=A+15=63

  18. saurabh sharma

    In second puzzle
    there are two possibilities
    22 28
    G D
    A I
    C F
    E B
    J H
    Jan to sept
    =================
    22 28
    G D
    A I
    J H
    E B
    C F
    jan to sept
    if wrong let me know

    1. Vivek Murugesan

      you are correct it have 2 possibilities
      i wil ask shubhra mam

    2. Vivek Murugesan

      but both possibilities ans for the provided qus is same frd
      pls refer the que

  19. vamsy

    Thank you Shubhra mam

  20. aadeez

    language of 1st puzzle not clear….. there is one flat between….. not mention horizontally or vertically….

  21. cj

    2nd one done

    ist ??

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