Reasoning: Puzzles and Arrangements Set 30 (based on SBI PO Prelim)

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

Eight people – P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W are born in different years – 1942, 1948, 1963, 1969, 1972, 1978, 1991, and 2003. There ages are with respect to the current year (2017), same month and same date.
T was born before 1963. Difference between the ages of T and W is 21 years. P’s is older than W but not the oldest. Q’s birth year is an odd-numbered year. Neither Q nor R is 14 years old. Difference between the ages of Q and U is less than 5 years. The sum of ages of R and S is 53 years.

  1. Who was born in the year 1991?
    A) U
    B) R
    C) S
    D) V
    E) Cannot be determined
    View Answer
    Option D
  2. What is the age difference between P and Q?
    A) 22
    B) 21
    C) 23
    D) 24
    E) 20
    View Answer
    Option B
  3. U is born in which year?
    A) 1963
    B) 1978
    C) 1972
    D) 1991
    E) None from above is facing same direction
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    Option C
  4. Find the odd one out from the following pairs?
    A) T – 1942
    B) W – 1963
    C) Q – 1972
    D) V – 1991
    E) R – 1978
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    Option C
  5. What is the sum of ages of P and R?
    A) 108
    B) 114
    C) 99
    D) 102
    E) 110
    View Answer
    Option A
    P is 69 years old and R is 39 years old. So total = 69+39

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

Eight persons – A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H have seminars in January, March June and September with two seminars in each month. The seminar is scheduled either on 22 or 28th of the month.
B’s seminar is in March. There is one seminar scheduled between A and B’s. D and C have seminars in same month. G has seminar on 28th of one of the month. A’s seminar is in month having 31 days. Seminar of H is immediately after the seminar of C. The number of seminars between A and E is same as number of seminars between D and G. Seminar of F is somewhere before G.

  1. Who has seminar on 28th September?
    A) D
    B) H
    C) G
    D) C
    E) B
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    Option C
  2. How many persons have seminars before E?
    A) Two
    B) Three
    C) Five
    D) None
    E) One
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    Option B
  3. How many seminars are between seminars of B and D?
    A) Five
    B) Three
    C) Two
    D) One
    E) None
    View Answer
    Option D
  4. Who has seminar on 22md March?
    A) B
    B) E
    C) F
    D) D
    E) A
    View Answer
    Option A
  5. Find the odd one out.
    A) H – 22
    B) C – 28
    C) D – June
    D) E – 22
    E) G – September
    View Answer
    Option D


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29 Thoughts to “Reasoning: Puzzles and Arrangements Set 30 (based on SBI PO Prelim)”

  1. Lucky

    In which place 7th Junior National Hockey Championship begins?

    a) Lucknow
    b) Shimla
    c) Chandigarh
    d) Bangalore
    e) Bhopa

  2. »••єияιqυє••«

    Thanks Ma’am (:

  3. sharabi

    Thank u AZ n team !!
    plz provide more puzzle based on that ..!!

    1. Shubhra

      yes we will

  4. Namita singh

    thank u mam

  5. suvajit Chakraborty

    AZ Team : Plz provide more puzzles on that pattern

      1. ravi

        mam how to solve 2nd puzzle ???

        1. Start with B in March. Make 2 possibilities. Next :1 between A and B. then A in month having 31 days

          1. ravi

            process same hai ,,,par 6 min laga bana me :((

          2. Kabi kabi lag jata hai if main point na catch ho to. But u shud keep practicing. Reasoning is actually what u do in xam. Vahn agar puzzles k main points pta chal jae to ho gya solve. So reasoning calmly solve karni chaiye. Not in hurry

          3. ravi

            ty :))
            puzzle part 2 kab upload hoga???

          4. We vl post linear arrangement today

          5. It is 1st may post

            I would have posted already that time

  6. AVI™ (Sinchen loveR)


    1. sachin shukla@ my turn 2017

      bro how to solve 2nd puzzle as same type asked in sbi po pre. i was unable to solve that(((

      1. AVI™ (Sinchen loveR)

        bhai 2-3 baar read kro full puzzle ko ho jayegi kuz missed kr rhe hoge tum

        1. sachin shukla@ my turn 2017

          mujhe nai smjh aaata jb bolta h isk bich do ka gap h etc.. jb ek sath 7-8 months diye hote the wo wal ekdm smjh aata tha aur kr leta hu but isme gaping kaise set krna h 4months 2date

      2. AVI™ (Sinchen loveR)

        bhai muje eng ki tension h kuz bathoo yrr konse -2 topic attempt kru xam m aur konse skip kru
        need help

        1. sachin shukla@ my turn 2017

          ho jayega sb kaha jada part hi h eng me only three 1RC 2 phrasal verbs 3 close test

  7. Sunil Sharma

    10/10 7 minutes

  8. mady

    what will be the minimum time to do these puzzle mam…..??

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