Monday, 3 October 2016

Reasoning Puzzle for IBPS PO and Clerk 2016 (2nd)


Directions(1-5): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
Piyush, Aftab, Ritu, Sudhi, Tanvika, Vijay, Nitin and Zaheer are eight friends studying in three different colleges – X, Y and Z in three courses - B.com, BBA and Mass Communication with not less than two and not more than three in any college. Not more than three of them study in any of the three disciplines. Nitin studies BBA in college Y with only Tanvika, who studies B.com. Piyush and Zaheer do not study in college Z and study in the same course but not BBA. Ritu studies B.com in college Z with Vijay, who studies BBA. Sudhi studies B.com and does not study in the same college where Ritu studies. Aftab does not study Mass Communication.

1. Which of the following combinations of college-student-course is correct?
a) Z-Ritu-Mass Communication
b) X-Zaheer-BBA
c) Y-Nitin-Mass Communication
d) Y-Nitin-BBA
e) Y-Zaheer-Mass Communication
2. In which of the following colleges do two students study BBA?
a) X only
b) Y only
c) Z only
d) Cannot be determined
e) None of these
3. In which course does Aftab study?
a) BBA
b) B.com
c) BBA or B.com
d) Data inadequate
e) None of these
4. In which of the colleges at least one student studies B.com?
a) X only
b) Y only
c) Z only
d) Both X and Y
e) All X, Y and Z
5. Sudhi studies in which college?
a) X
b) Y
c) X or Y
d) Data inadequate
e) None of these

Directions(6-10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
(i)  A college held Inter-college competitions for Dance, Singing, Extempore, Cricket and Hockey during the Youth Fest 2016 week from Monday to Saturday, each game on one day, one day being a rest day.
(ii) Extempore competition was held not on the first or on the last day but was held earlier than Singing competition.
(iii) Cricket competition was held on the immediate next day of the Singing competition day.
(iv) Dance competition was held on the immediate previous day of the rest day.
(v) Cricket competition day and Hockey competition day had a two day gap between them.
(vi) Hockey competition was held on the immediate following day of the rest day.

1. Which of the following was a rest day?
a) Wednesday
b) Tuesday
c) Friday
d) Thursday
e) None of these
2. Cricket and Extempore competition days had a gap of how many days between them?
a) Nil
b) Two
c) Three
d) Four
e) None of these
3. On which day was the Dance competition held?
a) Thursday
b) Friday
c) Monday
d) Wednesday
e) None of these
4. Which of the following is a wrong statement?
a) Extempore competition was held on the immediate previous day of Singing competition.
b) Cricket competition was held on three days after the day on which Hockey competition was held.
c) There was a gap of three days between the days on which Dance and Singing competitions were held.
d) There was a two days’ gap between the rest day and the day on which Extempore competition was held.
e) None of these
5. Which of the following is the correct statement?
a) Cricket competition was held after Singing competition.
b) Dance competition was held on Thursday.
c) No competition was held on Wednesday.
d) Singing competition was held earlier than Dance competition.
e) None of these

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