High Level Reasoning Puzzles for SBI PO

Directions (1-6): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are eight family members sitting around a circular table in a restaurant. All of them are facing the centre. Three of the family members are non-vegetarian and other are vegetatian. All the eight family members are government servants. They are Doctor, Engineer, IAS, IPS, Colonel, Scientist, Professor and Teacher, but not necessarily in the same order. There are two married couples, three brothers, two daughters, one granddaughter and one grandson in the group. Two of the female members in the group A and H order for the same food. The food ordered in the restaurant are Mixed Veg, Kofta, Matar-Paneer, Mutton Korma, Veg Biryani, Egg Biryani and Dal Makhani.

• G, a Doctor, is the head of the family, and is immediate neighbor of H and D.
• The granddaughter F is sitting third to the left of G. The grandmother of F is sitting on the immediate left of her. F is a vegetarian.
• E is sitting seconds right of his father G. He is a Colonel and orders for Dal Makhani.
• Only G’s daughter is sitting exactly between A and E. She orders for Veg Biryani and she is a Scientist.
• H is an IAS officer and B is an IPS. Neither likes Kofta.
• The son of H is sitting on the immediate left of his father. His father is an Engineer.
• C is a Scientist and is sitting on the immediate left of her mother. She orders for Veg Biryani.
• D, the husband of the IAS, ordered for Egg Biryani and his mother orders for Mutton Korma.
• The one who is an IPS sits second to the right of A, who is an immediate neighbor of the Scientist and the Professor.
• The Professor does not like Mixed Veg and the Doctor does not like Matar Paneer or Kofta.

Q1. Among the family members who is an IPS and what food does he/she order?
(a) G – Egg Biryani
(b) H – Mutton Korma
(c) B – Veg Biryani
(d) C – Dal Makhni
(e) Other than the given options

Q2. Find the correct combination of the family members’ professions and their liking for foods?
(a) Professor – Matar Paneer
(b) Scientist - Kofta
(c) Doctor – Veg Biryani
(d) Professor – Kofta
(e) Engineer – Dal Makhani

Q3. Which of the following combinations is correct?
(a) H – IAS – Matar Paneer
(b) E – IPS – Dal Makhani
(c) G – Doctor – Kofta
(d) A – Teacher – Mutton Korma
(e) Other than the given options

Q4. Who are mother and father of B and F respectively?
(a) A and G
(b) E and H
(c) C and D
(d) H and D
(e) F and E

Q5. Who among the following is daughter of G?
(a) C
(b) B
(c) H
(d) E
(e) None of the above

Q6. Which of the following is a group of only females?
(a) H, A, F and E
(b) H, C, A and F
(c) A, C and F
(d) C, E, H and F
(e) Other than the given options

Directions (7-10): Each of the questions below consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both the statements and give answer
(a) if the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
(b) if the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
(c) if the data even in both statement I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
(d) if the data in both statement I and II together are necessary to answer the question.
(e) if the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question.

Q7. Four friend Rohit, Avinash, Aman and Vikash are sitting at the corners of a square table and are facing the centre. Find Rohit’s position with respect to Vikash from his left.
I. Rohit is sitting second to the right of Vikash. Aman is sitting on the immediate left of Rohit.
II. Avinash is sitting second to the right of Aman. Rohit is sitting on the immediate right of Avinash.

Q8. A six-storey building with floors numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 are occupied by five different people, namely A, B, C, D and E. The floor number 3 is vacant. On which of the floors does A live?
I. C lives on even-numbered floor. A lives on the floor immediately above C’s floor.
II. B lives on an even-numbered floor. B does not live above or below the vacant floor. Only one person lives between B’s and C’s floor. D lives immediately below E’s floor.

Q9. Six people Rahul, Rajeev, Raman, Ravi, Rohit and Raghu are sitting around a circular table facing the centre. What is Rajeev’s position with respect to Raghu?
I. Only two people sit between Raman and Rohit, Raghu sits second to the left of Rohit. Ravi and Rajeev are immediate neighbor of each other.
II. Rajeev is an immediate neighbor of Ravi. There are only two persons between Rajeev and Rahul. Raghu is an immediate neighbor of Rahul, but not of Ravi.

Q10. Tower A is in which direction with respect to Tower D?
I. Tower B is to the south of Tower A and to the east of Tower C.
II. Tower C is to the south of Tower D, at the same distance as Town B is from Tower A.


Answers

(1-6):







A – Mutton Korma
B – Matar Paneer
C – Veg Biryani
D – Egg Biryani
E – Dal Makhani
F – Kofta
G – Mixed Veg
H – Mutton Korma

1. Ans.(e)
Sol. B – Matar Paneer

2. Ans.(d)

3. Ans.(d)

4. Ans.(d)

5. Ans.(a)

6. Ans.(b)

7. Ans.(a)
Sol. From statement I.




Clearly, Rohit sits second to the left of Vikash. So statement I alone is sufficient.
From statement II.

Hence it is clear that Rohit is sitting second to the left of Vikash.
So, statement II is sufficient.
So, either statement I or II alone is sufficient.

8. Ans.(a)
Sol. From statement I.


Hence from statement I it is clear that A lives on the 5th floor.
From statement II.

From statement II it is clear that A lives on the fifth floor. Hence either statement I or statement II alone is sufficient.

9. Ans.(d)
Sol. From statement I.





From the statement it is not clear what is the exact position of Rajeev with respect to Raghu.
From statement II.

From statement II the position of Rajeev is not clear with respect to Raghu.
From I and II.



Clearly A is to the east of D. Hence statement I and II together are sufficient.

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