Practice Reasoning Questions (Puzzles 20 questions)

Dear Bank Aspirants get ready for Reasoning questions set of 4 puzzles for upcoming LIC AAO. Try to solve these puzzles and share time taken to solve these puzzles.


In Reasoning section - Puzzles, syllogism, inequality play important role in preliminary exam. In next post we will provide syllogism practice set.


Direction (1-5): Read the following carefully and answer the given questions.

Family members L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, and S are sitting a circular table facing opposite to the centre but not in the same order. Female members of family are not seated next to each other. There are three married couple in the family.
S is not opposite to R. O who is not neighbour of P, is grandson of M who is fifth to the right of R. M is mother – in – law of Q. L have only female child. S who is sister of L is not second to the right of R who is father of L. M who is fourth to the right of P, is wife of R. S is not neighbour of N who is husband of L and second to the left of R.

1). What is the position of P with respect to his/her mother’s sister?
a)    Second to the right
b)    Third to the right
c)    Second to the left
d)    Third to the left
e)    None of these

2). Who among the following is father of O?
a)    N
b)    R
c)    P
d)    Q
e)    None of these

3). What is the position of Q with respect to her/his mother –in-law?
a)    Fourth to the left
b)    Third to the right
c)    Fifth to the right
d)    Fourth to the right
e)    None of these

4). Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the given information and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
a)    Q
b)    N
c)    R
d)    P
e)    O

5). How many people sit between grandson and grandfather?
a)    Three
b)    Two
c)    One
d)    Four
e)    None of these

Directions (6-10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

Six friends Mani, Bani, Tarun, Harsh, Veena and Divya are working in two different companies A and B with three in each company. Each of them earns a different amount. Tarun workers in Company B and earns the least. Veena and Divya do not work in Company B and none of them earns the maximum amount. Bani earns less than Harsh and Veena. Mani does not work in the company in which Tarun works and she earns more than Divya but less than Bani.

6).In which company does Bani work?
a)    Same company as Tarun
b)    Same company as Veena
c)    Same company as Mani
d)    Can’t be determined
e)    None of these

7).Who earns less than Mani?
a)    Only Tarun
b)    Only Bani
c)     Only Divya and Tarun
d)     Only Bani and Divya
e)    None of these

8).How many persons earn more than Bani?
a)    One   
b)    Two
c)    Three
d)    None
e)    None of these

9).Who among the following earns the maximum amount?
a)    Bani   
b)    Veena
c)    Mani
d)    Harsh
e)    None of these

10).Who among the following work in Company B?
a)    Veena, Divya and Mani  
b)    Tarun, Harsh and Bani
c)    Tarun, Veena and Harsh
d)    Bani, Divya and Mani
e)    None of these

Directions-(Q.11-15): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below

In a conference 8 people A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H from different cities Delhi, Pune, Kochi, Mumbai, Chennai, Lucknow, Bhatinda and Amritsar not necessarily in same order are sitting around a rectangular table. 3 persons are sitting on the each longer side and 2 on the smaller side.
D is sitting second to the right of the person who is from Lucknow. F and G are sitting opposite to each other. C is sitting diagonally opposite to the person from Bhatinda. B is sitting opposite to the person who is from Delhi. The person from Mumbai is sitting second to the right of the person from Chennai and second to the left of A, who is not sitting near to the person who is from Bhatinda. G is sitting on the smaller side and immediate right of the person who is from Bhatinda. Persons from Chennai and Mumbai are not on the same side of the table. Person from Mumbai is sitting third to the right of the person from Amristsar, who is neither diagonally opposite nor near to the person from Pune. H does not sit near to the person from Mumbai.

11).Who is sitting third to the right of the person from Lucknow?
a)    E
b)    Person from Chennai
c)    A
d)    Person from Bhatinda
e)    None of these

12).Who is definitely sitting diagonally opposite to D?
a)    A
b)    C
c)    Person from Delhi
d)    Person from Kochi
e)    Can’t be determined

13).According to the sitting arrangement what will come in place of question mark?     
D : Mumbai : : C : ?
a)    Lucknow   
b)    Chennai
c)    Kochi
d)    Amritsar
e)    None of these

14).From which city does A belong?
a)    Pune   
b)    Delhi
c)    Chennai
d)    Amritsar
e)    Can’t be determined

15).Which of the following combinations is definitely correct?
a)    H-A mritsar
b)    D-Chennai
c)    A-Pune
d)    G-Mumbai
e)    None of these

Directions (Q.16-20): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

 Eight persons A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a rectangular table in such a way that two persons sit on each of the four sides of the table facing the center. Persons sitting on opposite sides are exactly opposite each other.
D faces North and sits exactly opposite H. E is in the immediate left of H. A and G sit on the same side. G is exactly opposite of B, who is on the immediate right of C. A is next to 
the left of D.

16).Who is sitting opposite A?
a)    G
b)    D
c)    E
d)    C
e)    None of these

17).Who is next to E in clockwise direction?
a)    G
b)    B
c)     F  
d)     A or F
e)    None of these

18).Which of the following pairs of persons has both the persons sitting on the same side with the first person sitting on the right of the second person?
a)    DF   
b)    CB
c)    FC
d)    AG
e)    None of these

19).Who is sitting opposite E?
a)    D   
b)    A
c)    F
d)    A or D
e)    None of these

20).Which of the following statements is definitely true?
a)    A is facing north.  
b)    E is sitting opposite F.
c)    F is on the left of G.
d)    C is on the left of A.
e)    None of these

Answers
 1).c)   2).d)   3).c)   4).d)   5).a) 6. a) 7). c) 8). b) 9). 10) 5). 11). d) 12). b) 13). a) 14). e) 15).d 16). d) 17).b ) 18). d) 19).c ) 20).b

Explanation
(1-5)

(6-10)
Person             Company
Veena-             A
Divya               A
Mani                A
Harsh              B
Bani                B
Tarun              B

(11-15)

(16-20)


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