Reasoning: Puzzles and Arrangements Set 26

Puzzles and Arrangements: Floor Puzzle, people in 2 lines facing North, and South Puzzles for upcoming SBI PO, BoB PGCDF, NIACL, NICL, IBPS PO and other exams.

Directions (1 – 5): Study the following information to answer the given questions:

10 persons Mohit, Mukul, Ravi, Avneesh, Deepak, Shekhar, Gaurav, Anish, Raghav and Ankit live in a 4 storeyed building with lowest floor numbered as 1, immediately above it as 2, and so on. Each floor has 3 flats and all 12 of them form a grid pattern having flats directly above and /or below and/or beside them. Each flat is numbered 1, 2 and 3 in each floor from left to right. 2 flats in the building are vacant. The two vacant flats are not in the same row (floor) or column. It is further known that:

  1. Flat number 2 on the 2nd floor is vacant.
  2. Mukul lives in an even numbered flat.
  3. One of the flats neighbouring Mukul is empty.
  4. Raghav lives to the immediate left of Gaurav.
  5. There is a gap of one floor in between Gaurav and Shekhar.
  6. None of the flats that is in the same row or same column as Shekhar is empty.
  7. Gaurav lives directly below a vacant flat.
  8. Mohit and Gaurav live on the same floor.
  9. Deepak lives directly above Ravi.
  10. Mukul lives on a floor with 2 other persons.
  11. Avneesh lives above Ankit.
  12. Mukul and Deepak do not live on the same floor.
  1. Who lives on the same floor as Mukul?
    A) Anish
    B) Ankit
    C) Shekhar
    D) Deepak
    E) None of these
    View Answer
    Option C

    Flats 1 2 3
    4 Avneesh Anish
    3 Mohit Raghav Gaurav
    2 Ankit Deepak
    1 Shekhar Mukul Ravi


  2. Which of the following flats is vacant?
    A) Flat 1 of floor number 4
    B) Flat 3 of floor number 4
    C) Flat 1 of floor number 1
    D) Flat 3 of floor number 3
    E) Flat 3 of floor number 1
    View Answer
    Option B
  3. Who among the following live on the same floor?
    A) Mukul and Raghav
    B) Ankit and Ravi
    C) Shekhar and Ravi
    D) Anish and Mohit
    E) Mohit and Mukul
    View Answer
    Option C
  4. In which of the following flats does Ravi live?
    A) Flat 2 of floor number 1
    B) Flat 2 of floor number 3
    C) Flat 3 of floor number 1
    D) Flat 3 of floor number 2
    E) Flat 1 of floor number 2
    View Answer
    Option C
  5. Which of the following is the correct combination of Name: Flat No.: Floor No.?
    A) Avneesh: 2: 4
    B) Mukul: 2: 1
    C) Mohit: 2: 3
    D) Shekhar: 3: 1
    E) Ravi: 1: 3
    View Answer
    Option B


Directions (6 – 10): Study the following information to answer the given questions:

10 people are sitting in two rows. In row 1-A, B, C, D, and E sit facing North and in row 2 – P, Q, R, S and T sit facing South. There are 6 seats in each row, one is vacant in each row. Each of them belongs to different states  – Telangana, Tripura, Jharkhand, Odisha, Mizoram , Kerala, Karnataka, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, but not necessarily in the same order.

(i) P sits 3rd right with respect to T and R does not face the vacant seat.

(ii) The one who is from Karnataka faces the one who is from Mizoram and the one who is from Delhi faces Vacant Seat. D is from Punjab who is facing North.

(iii) 3 people can sit between the ones from Jharkhand and from Haryana who also sit at extreme.

(iv)The one from Odisha faces the one who is the immediate neighbor of the vacant seat. Q sits 3rd to left of R who sits adjacent to T.

(v) The one facing the one who is from Tripura sits 3rd right of the one who is from Telangana who faces the immediate neighbor of the vacant seat.

(vi) One person sits between C and D and no one sits between D and B. Also no one sits between the ones who are from Kerala and Karnataka. C is neither from Telangana nor Delhi.

(vii) S is not an immediate neighbor of R and sits between the ones who are from Tripura and Odisha.

(viii) E who is not from Telangana is an immediate neighbor of the one who faces the vacant seat.

  1. Who is from Karnataka?
    A) P
    B) R
    C) T
    D) D
    E) S
    View Answer
     Option A
  2. Who is sitting facing vacant seat?
    A) B
    B) Q
    C) The one from Kerala
    D) The one from Jharkhand
    E) The one from Karnataka
    View Answer
     Option D 
  3. How many people are sitting between R and the one from Tripura?
    A) 1
    B) 3
    C) 2
    D) None
    E) 4
    View Answer
     Option C 
  4. Who is sitting opposite the one who is second to left of the one from Odisha?
    A) E
    B) The one from Jharkhand
    C) The one from Haryana
    D) Vacant seat
    E) Cannot be determined
    View Answer
     Option C
  5. R is from which state?
    A) Odisha
    B) Kerala
    C) Telangana
    D) Mizoram
    E) Cannot be determined
    View Answer
     Option B 

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36 Thoughts to “Reasoning: Puzzles and Arrangements Set 26”

  1. •?((¯°·._.• ąkduuu •._.·°¯))؟•

    1st puzzle is so confusing 🙂 but easy thi

    1. An Unknown Gal-?

      plz post the solution then

      1. (¯·.¸¸.-> °º åɱβȋ º° <-.¸¸.·¯)

        solution is posted dear in 1 ques’s ans …see there

    2. An Unknown Gal-?

      oh srry saw nw but how to do
      this puzzle

  2. Nazriya @ SBI PO

    thanq mam

    1. •?((¯°·._.• ąkduuu •._.·°¯))؟•

      mam ko thanku bolo 🙂 mam ne post kiya hai

      1. Nazriya @ SBI PO

        edited dear :))

    2. Yogi ji

      Jisko marzi bol. Thk thk hta hai

  3. K!nG Iz B!nG

    10x mam??

  4. Preeti

    2nd puzzle me kerala karnatka beth hi nhi rhe sth me

    1. Yogi ji

      Yes tuff hai

        1. Rise And Shine

          they are sitting together .. as person from karnataka faces the one from Mumbai .

          1. Jatin

            3 people sit between the ones from Jharkhand and from Haryana who also sit at extreme

            In this line says 3 people sit but in diagram one is vacant which is also counted .why?

          2. yes vacant seat will not be counted as person


          3. Jatin

            okay ma’am

  5. Yogi ji

    First puzzle done

  6. Narumugai

    acha questions hai


    ye puzzle ban gya but mukul ka neighnhour diagonally empty nai ho sakta? empty floor


    Sixteen persons of a same colony are going to a marriage function of one of the person of their colony. They are A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O and P. They are going to the marriage function of Mr. Gupta’s son. The function is going in the Flora lawn and there are arrangements of chairs in circular and square manner .Some persons are sitting in two circular arrangement in such a way that each member of the inner circular arrangement sits exactly opposite to the member of the outer circular arrangement. The members sitting around the outer circle are facing towards the centre while the members around the inner circle are facing away from the centre. Eight Friends who are sitting in the square arrangement in such a way that four of them sit at the four corners of square, while other four sit in the middle of each of the four sides. The ones who sit at the four corners faces outside while those who sit in the middle of the sides face the centre of the table. Each of them likes different snacks items in the function. Each of them who sit in circular arrangement like different snacks viz; Dosa, Pav bhaji, Ice cream, Chowmeen, Veg roll, Dhokla, Rasmalai, Fruit chaat but not necessarily in the same order. Each of them who sit in square arrangement like different snacks viz; Sweet corn, Popcorn, Pizza, Pastry, Panipuri, Momos, Macroni and cold drink but not necessarily in the same order. Among 16 persons, some 10 persons belong to the same family. C likes neither Pav bhaji nor Veg roll and faces M, who likes neither Dhokla nor Fruit chaat .O faces towards the round tables and likes Sweet corn. K is the father in law of G.The person who likes Rasmalai faces the person who likes Dosa. A, who likes Chowmeen, faces the immediate neighbour of the person who likes Ice cream. K and N are a couple. Both the immediate neighbours of O face away from the centre and like Pizza or Pastry. D does not like macroni. M sits second to the left of E. The persons who like Veg roll and Dosa are sitting around the separate circular arrangement. B faces away from the centre. Both the immediate neighbours of B do not face away from the centre. O sits third to the right of N, who is her mother & likes Panipuri and faces away from the centre. I is the daughter of B. The person who likes Dhokla sits on the immediate left of E. D, who does not like Ice cream, does not face A.The persons who like Dhokla and Fruit chaat are immediate neighbours, and one of them faces H,who likes Pav bhaji. The persons who like Rasmalai and Chowmeen sit around the same inner circular arrangement but they are not immediate neighbours. C likes Rasmalai. P sits third to the left of N and P is a grandchild of K and a child of O.N has three grandchildren. The one who likes Pizza sits diagonally opposite to N. The one who likes Popcorn is not the immediate neighbour of N and faces away from the centre. G sits second to the left of P and does not like Macroni or Colddrink. The one who likes Macroni sits between J and N and is the son of J who is the son of K.K faces away from the centre and does not like Popcorn. B is the daughter in law of K.N’s granddaughter likes veg roll. J’s daughter does not face D.G is the son of F


    Yash invests Rs 1200 in scheme A which offers a compound interest (or an annual basis) at a rate of 20% p.a. for a period of 2 years.He invests a certain sum in scheme B which offers simple interest at a rate of 15% PA for a period of 3 years.The interest received from scheme A is Rs 42 more than that received from scheme B.The sum invested in scheme B was what percent of that invested in scheme A???
    An equal sum is invested for seven years in scheme A offering simple interest at x% pa and in scheme B for two years offering compound interest at 10% pa (compounded annually).The interest earned from scheme A is thrice of the interest earned from scheme B.Had the rate of interest been (x-4)% simple interest per annum in scheme A ,the difference in the interest earned from both the schemes would have been Rs 700.What was the sum invested in each of the schemes?

  10. sachin shukla@ my turn 2017

    tuff puzzle

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