Reasoning: Puzzles and Arrangements Set 49

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

Ten friends – A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and J had IBPS Preliminary Exam which was scheduled from Monday to Sunday of a same week. In between there was one holiday on which exam was not scheduled. After the result, each got different marks – 39, 43, 45, 47, 50, 51, 56, 57, 62, and 69. On each day (other than holiday) at least 1 student had exam and at most 2 students had exam.

A got 39 marks. A’s exam was scheduled on either Thursday or Friday. There was 1 day between A and D’s exam. D’s exam was after A’s. There was 1 day between D’s exam and the one who got 57 marks. The one who got 69 marks had exam on Saturday. B got 12 marks more than the one who had exam on same day as B. Only one friend had exam on Tuesday. J’s exam was just before the one who got 43 marks. J’s exam was not on Saturday. There were 2 days between the exams of A and I. Also there were 3 days between the exams of B and J. I had exam alone. C’s exam was scheduled just after the day on which there was a holiday. There was 1 day between the exam of C and one who got 43 marks, C’s exam was before him. The one who had exam on Sunday got marks which is a multiple of 3, there is difference of 5 marks between him and one of the students who had exam on Tuesday. H got 45 marks. H and C’s exam was not on same day. E’s exam was scheduled just after F’s.

 

  1. On which of the following pair of days single student had exam?
    A) Monday, Thursday
    B) Wednesday, Friday
    C) Tuesday, Wednesday
    D) Tuesday, Sunday
    E) Friday, Sunday
    View Answer
      Option D
    Arrangement:

    Remember that in between Monday and Sunday there is a holiday, so holiday cannot be on Monday or Sunday. In all the 3 possibilities, holiday can only be on Wednesday. Only one exam on Tuesday, so no possibility contains holiday on Tuesday.
    1st: A got 39 marks. A’s exam was scheduled on either Thursday or Friday. There was 1 day between A and D’s exam. D’s exam was after A’s. There were 2 days between the exams of A and I.2. Gives 3 possibilities. I hope u got 3 from here.3. There was 1 day between D’s exam and the one who got 57 marks. Gives 57 on same day as A. The one who got 69 marks had exam on Saturday.

    4. J’s exam was just before the one who got 43 marks. J’s exam was not on Saturday. Also there were 3 days between the exams of B and J.
    In all 3 possibilities J on Friday, 43-Sat and B – Monday. Because B and one on same have difference of 12 marks. If B on Sat 69-12 = 57 but 57 on Friday. 69+12=81. There is no 81 marks student. So only possibility J on Friday, 43-Sat and B – Monday

    Now 1 possibility in which I and B on Monday gets cancelled because I has exam alone.

    5. C’s exam was scheduled just after the day on which there was a holiday. There was 1 day between the exam of C and one who got 43 marks, C’s exam was before him.
    Gives
    holiday
    C

    43

    Here Monday not a holiday. One exam on Tuesday so holiday not on Tuesday. Holiday on Wednesday. Thursday-C, Saturday – 43

    6. For B possibility is 62, and one on same day = 50.

    7. The one who had exam on Sunday got marks which is a multiple of 3, there is difference of 5 marks between him and one of the students who had exam on Tuesday.
    8. Sunday = multiple of 3 , so either 45 or 51,but if 45, 39 cannot be on Tuesday. So Sunday = 51. Tuesday = 56
    H got 45 marks. H cannot be on Tuesday — Only one friend had exam on Tuesday.
    At last — Saturday have – 43 and 69 marks, so cant be placed there. Cannot be placed with I, because I had exam alone. Only place on Friday left

  2. If G got less marks than E, how many marks did D got?
    A) 62
    B) 69
    C) 51
    D) 43
    E) Cannot be determined
    View Answer
      Option B
  3. Who got 50 marks?
    A) D
    B) B
    C) F
    D) E
    E) I
    View Answer
      Option C
  4. H had exam with
    A) A
    B) J
    C) B
    D) C
    E) None of these
    View Answer
      Option B
  5. G had exam on which of the following days?
    A) Sunday
    B) Wednesday
    C) Monday
    D) Saturday
    E) Tuesday
    View Answer
      Option D

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

8 friends – A, B, C, D, P, Q, R, and S have birthdays in different months – January, March, April, June, July, September, October and December but not necessarily in the same order. They like different colors – green, blue, orange, red, purple, yellow, white, and black but not necessarily in the same order.

A’s birthday is in a month having 30 days but before September. There are 2 days between A’s birthday and one who likes black color. A does not like yellow color. The one who likes yellow color is not born in a month having 31 days. C does not like blue, red or purple color. C has birthday in a month having 31 days somewhere after A’s. There are 2 birthdays between birthdays of C and S. S likes green color. B’s birthday is just before S’s. D does not like red, white or black color. There is one birthday between the ones who like orange and purple colors. D’s birthday is in a month having 31 days. The ones who like blue and orange color do not have their birthdays in a month having 31 days. The one who likes white color does not have birthday in December. There is one birthday between birthday of P and one who likes white color. There is 1 birthday between birthday of Q and one who likes red color.

  1. Who likes red color?
    A) C

    B) Q
    C) B
    D) R
    E) None of these
    View Answer
      Option C
    Arrangement:
    First there will be 3 possibilities
    For C:
    C does not like blue, red or purple color. Green also not because that of S. C in 31 days so yellow and orange cancel. In 1 possibility black in Jan so cannot be for C, In 1 Black in September (30 days) so cannot be for C. In 3rd possibility black in October, if you place C in October, then S and B will not fit in the arrangement. So black not for C. Finally C likes white.
    Similarly D does not like red, white or black color. . Green also not because that of S. Next D’s bday in 31 days, yellow, blue, orange in 30 days So D likes purple. Next Orange in 30 days, 1 between orange and purple.
  2. Who has birthday in September?
    A) R

    B) Q
    C) C
    D) P
    E) S
    View Answer
      Option A
  3. A likes which color?
    A) yellow

    B) red
    C) blue
    D) black
    E) purple 
    View Answer
      Option C

  4. Which of the following combination of Month-Person-Color is correct as per the given arrangement?
    A) June – C – blue

    B) April – D – yellow
    C) October – P – white
    D) September – R – Orange
    E) January – B – purple
    View Answer
      Option D
  5. Who have birthdays in months having 30 days?
    A) A, B, Q

    B) A, C, R
    C) A, D, P
    D) A, P, S
    E) A, Q, R
    View Answer
      Option E

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81 Thoughts to “Reasoning: Puzzles and Arrangements Set 49”

  1. heena

    Mam 2nd puzzle k liye kya kare..fix krna mushkil h…bhut possibility h.. Mam

    1. I have added some explanation, see that, that will help

      1. Ak$hita $inghal

        Shubhu dear… As per prelims ND mains… Prelims is abt practise ND mains mein Kia approach rkhni chair..

        1. for mains also you will have to practice. Main part here is your approach on the day of Mains Exam. Questions will be unexpected, pattern can be unexpected, type of questions can be unexpected.
          DIs remain easy, they will be based on basic concepts of chapters – Its all how you approach at the time of mains exam
          Go through memory based paper of SBI PO, u will see that questions are not difficult – they are basic, Yes some contains more calculation

          Its all how you approach at that time after doing this so much practice. Learn to leave questions, learn to choose questions for yourself, have accuracy.

          1. Ak$hita $inghal

            practice is d main key… haan mene solve Kia wo poora.. easy h but calculative bhut…

          2. yes so see that only basic questions will be there
            only calculative, and some can be tricky

            so practice accordingly, make your basics strong

  2. swati

    omg fantastic work….team thank you so much

    1. swati

      subhra mam in second puzzle so many conditions are arising………what to do…

      1. 3 possibilities will arise at the starting. Next I have explained, go through that

  3. Purvi !!

    thanku mam 🙂

  4. pulkit

    1st 7 min 2nd one 4.35min

    1. swati

      please share your approach for second puzzle …..i am confused…

    2. Positive

      hello pulkit…… how’z ur interview prepration going on…

      1. pulkit

        good niharika 🙂

    3. Positive

      have u filled ib form…i want to know its contract basis job coz in the form temporary is written in notification

      1. pulkit

        no i did’nt my only focus on banking and sorry i don’t have any idea about it. hows your prepration for ibps rrb and ibps po?

        1. Positive

          good..but little bit tnsd about descriptive part…..and when is ur sbi po interview

  5. subhain

    mamm 1st main H ki position kasie pta lagegi

    1. H got 45 marks

      At last — Saturday have – 43 and 69 marks, so cant be placed there. Cannot be placed with I, because I had exam alone. Only place on Friday left

      1. subhain

        maam H jo hai E k saath kun nahi aaya

        1. Only one friend had exam on Tuesday.

          1. subhain

            oh yaar idiot main…
            shukriya mamm

      2. %%%

        mam jaise hmne….
        mon ….50
        :
        :
        :
        sun….51….liya h

        aise hi for D…iski do possibility aayi h sat & sun

        There was 1 day between D’s exam and the one who got 57 marks
        to hm 57 ko mon ,tues me nhi le skte ??
        like this
        mon………..57
        tues
        wed
        thurs
        fri
        sat……….D
        sun

        1. No

          Exam Saturday k bad nhi hai
          Sunday ko to exam over hai na
          to Sunday ke baad U cannot go

          1. %%%

            There was 1 day between the exams of one who had difference of 1 mark
            mon 50
            sun…51
            mam isme one say gap kha h ???

          2. that is extra sentence, not required

            I have given full explanation now, refresh

        2. Jellyfish

          bro 2 nd possibility
          mon…B…62…..H/G
          tue…I..56
          wed…no lecture
          thu..C…..45
          fri…A..39…J…57
          Sat…E…69…H/G…43
          sun…D..57…F…47 ye aayega
          but H=45 given so possibility cancelled

          1. %%%

            ok thanks ….

  6. ROSES

    please suggest best test series for ibps po prelims 2017…

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  7. ROSES

    8 People K, L, M, N, W, X, Y and Z are sitting in straight line facing
    north. They are living in 8 different lane address 1st, 19th, 25th,
    27th, 31st, 48th, 51st and 54th.

    M is sitting in 4th form left end of line. There are 5 people between people who staying in 51st lane and Z.

    There are as many people to the left of W as right of Z. X is immediate
    neighbor of W but not an immediate neighbor of M. Y is sitting 3rd to
    the right of person who stay in lane no. 27. There are 3 people between
    lane no. 27 and lane no. 19. But person who staying in lane no. 27 is
    not M and also not immediate neighbor of M. The difference of lane no of
    K and X is 3. Person who stay at lane no. 54 is second to the right of
    person who stay in lane no. 25. L is immediate right of Z and lane
    number of Z is less than L. M does not stay in lane no 25.
    please exaplain…

    1. ROSES

      please explain

    2. Ak$hita $inghal

      Left to right :
      Zlkmywxn
      Z :25
      L:27
      K:54
      M:1/31/48
      Y:1/31/48
      W:19
      X:51
      N:1/31/48

      1. mini

        apka wrong hai…apne ye wli line nhi pdhi jisme likha hai there are as many people to the left of w as right of z

      2. mini

        sorry sorry…mra solution ye aya hai X(51),W(25),N(27),M(54),K(48),Y(1),Z(19),L(31)…….(From left to right)…….to mjhe lga apka galat hai………….mera shi hai ya galat ????? plzzz tell

  8. ?BA POLICE?

    mam plz provide the approach to…..for all the puzzles….how u r omitting the possibilities…
    ur puzzles are gr8 but…..due to lack of approach creates confusion….my Ernest request to u plz provide the solution with approach

    1. I will provide that
      FOr above puzzles, I have given hints. If any doubt in above puzzles, ask

      1. ?BA POLICE?

        i am facing issues in puzzle 1….getting different solutions…

        1. wait. Let me give solution then

          1. ?BA POLICE?

            thx alot

          2. Now check the points in Explanation for 1st puzzle

          3. ?BA POLICE?

            gr8 work mam….plz do the same in future….thx alot

          4. ?BA POLICE?

            2nd ka bhi post kar dijiye plz

      2. Debora dhiraviyam

        mam plz explain There was 1 day between the exams of one who had difference of 1 mark.how come sunday and monday mam

  9. JaY

    Ans u provided is not sufficient to us where we are going wrong…

    1. Ask me the step where you getting doubt

      1. JaY

        tell me approach how to solve …

        1. given hints, solve and ask doubt at which step

          1. JaY

            no mam… let it be…

          2. Now check the points in Explanation for 1st puzzle.

  10. Jellyfish

    10/10 ty mam
    but 1 st puzzle takes 14 min :((

  11. Jellyfish

    1st puzzle ans
    B….62……F…..50…….MON
    E…56……………………TUE
    NO LECTURE ………WED
    C….57……A…39………THU
    J…47……H….45…….FRI
    D….69….G….43…SAT
    I….51………………SUN

    1. Debora dhiraviyam

      bhai plz explain this line There was 1 day between the exams of one who had difference of 1 mark.

      1. Jellyfish

        56&57 number hai wahi 1 diif no. hai

        1. Debora dhiraviyam

          thanks bhai i had seen only 50 and 51….

    2. %%%

      pls solve my prob……see my cmt below…..ask from Shubhdra mam

  12. Sneha

    There was 1 day between the exams of one who had difference of 1 mark…. In ques 1 …. Ans is not matching with this statement

    1. It is for 56 and 57
      It is extra statement, not required

      Refresh, i have given whole explanation

      1. Jellyfish

        nice puzzle mam pls daily post 1 set pre as well as main level…

        1. Thankyou

          Daily not possible to make, takes much time and then recheck each and every possibility

          1. Jellyfish

            mam but try to post pre level at least easy que& some miscellaneous topic

          2. Positive

            thnx..man till now i hve found az puzzles bst….keep d level same or increse..it as it will brush up our memory which will going to help us both in main and prelimss…ausum puzzle

  13. hi

    Brush up memory:)))

  14. siddy93

    Puzzle 1 there is so any possibility…taken lot of tym

  15. siddy93

    @@Shubhra_AspirantsZone:disqus Puzzle 1 there is so any possibility…taken lot of tym…& whr to use this info..?? There was 1 day between the exams of one who had difference of 1 mark.

    1. 3 possibilities are there, 1 gets cancelled in between , please go through the explanation

      There was 1 day between the exams of one who had difference of 1 mark. – This is for 56 and 57. Also this is an extra statement, no use of it.

  16. Abirami Prabaharan

    please explain detailed way forpuzzle1

    1. 1st is already explained in detail

  17. jaga

    first puzzle was very interesting ,,confusing,, 🙂

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