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Puzzle questions asked in IBPS PO Prelims( Previous years) – 1

Q1. Study the given information carefully to answer the given question.

M, N, O, P, Q, R and S are seven people live on seven different floors of a building but not necessarily in the same order. The lower most floor of the building is numbered 1, the one above that is numbered 2 and so on till the topmost floor is numbered 7. Each one of them have different income i.e. 3500, 15000, 7500, 9000,11000, 13500 and 5000. (But not necessarily in the same order.) M lives on an odd numbered floor but not on the floor numbered 3. The one who has income of 11000 lives immediately above M. Only two people live between M and the one who has income of 7500. The one who has income of 15000 lives on one of the odd numbered floors above P. Only three people live between O and the one who has income of 15000. The one who has income of 7500 lives immediately above O. R earns 4000 more than Q. The one who has income of 3500 lives immediately above the one who has income of 5000.Only one person lives between N and Q. N lives on one of the floors above Q. Neither O nor M has income of 9000. Q does not has income of 7500.(IBPS PO 2016 Prelims)

1. How much income M has?

(a) 13500 (b) 5000 (c) 7500 (d) 15000 (e) 32. Which of the following combinations is tr500

ue with respect to the given arrangement?

(a) 13500 – O (b) 15000 – R (c) 5000 – S (d) 11000 – P (e) 9000 – N

1. If all the people are made to sit in alphabetical order from top to bottom, the positions of how many people will remain unchanged?

(a) Four (b) None (c) Two (d) One (e) Three

1. Which of the following statements is true with respect to the given arrangement ?

(a) The one who has income of 5000 lives immediately below M.

(b) Rhas income of 15000.

(c) None of the given options is true.

(d) Only four people live between P and S.

(e) S lives immediately below Q.

1. Who amongst the following lives on the floor numbered 2?

(a) N

(b) The one who has income of 3500

(c) The one who has income of 5000

(d) P

(e) R

1. How much income R has?

(a) 13500 (b) 5000 (c) 7500 (d) 15000 (e) 3500

2. Direction (1-5): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below. (IBPS PO 2017)
L, M, N, O, P, Q and R are seven employees who are working in the same company. They attend meeting in different
department viz; administrative, Security, Finance and HR department on different days from Monday to Sunday but not
necessarily in the same order. One employee attends only one meeting and only one meeting is held on each day. There
are two employees who attend meeting in administrative, security, HR department and only one employee attends
meeting in Finance department.
L attends meeting on Thursday. There are two persons who attend meeting between L and the person who attends
meeting in HR department. There are three persons who attend meeting between the persons who attend meeting in
Administrative department and the one who attends meeting in Finance department. The one who attends meeting in
administrative department attends before the one who attends in finance department. The one who attends meeting in
finance department does not attend on Saturday. The number of persons who attend meeting between L and the one
who attend meeting in finance department is same as the number of persons who attend meeting between O and the one
who attends meeting in security department. The one who attends meeting in security department attend before O.O
does not attend meeting in HR department. Q attends meeting on the day immediately before the day on which L attends
meeting. O does not attend meeting on the day just after the day on which L attends meeting.The number of persons who
attend meeting between L and P is same as the number of persons who attend meeting between L and R.P attends
meeting in one of the day before the day on which R attends meeting.N attends meeting in administrative department. R
does not attend meeting in security department.
Q1. Who among the following person attend meeting on Friday?
(a) O
(b) M
(c) P
(d) N
(e) R
Q2. Which of the following combinations of “Person – Day” is true with respect to the given arrangement?
(a) R – Friday
(b) M-Saturday
(c) Q– Thursday
(d) P – Friday
(e) P – Tuesday
Q3. L attends meeting in which of the following department?
(a) Security
(b) HR
(c) Administrative
(d) Finance
(e) Either (a) or (b)
Q4. In this arrangement, Q is related to Monday, L is related to Security then N is related to?
(a) Thursday
(b) Wednesday
(c) None of the given options is true.
(d) HR
(e)Sunday

Q5. How many persons attend meeting between P and O?
(a) 3
(b) 4
(c) 2
(d) 1
(e)None of these