Puzzles asked in Previous years (IBPS CLERK/IBPS PO/BOB)

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Directions (1-5): Seven persons namely Paramjit, Tarun, Morya, Jeeva, Vaani, Ram and Waqar are good friends and are studying in M.Com, M.A. and M.Sc courses. Three are doing M.Com, two are in M.A. and another two are in M.Sc. Each of them has a very distinct and favorite color choice ranging from blue, red, yellow, white, black, pink and brown but not necessarily in the same order. None doing M.Com like either red or black. Morya is doing M.A. and he likes blue. Ram is doing M.Sc and likes brown. Jeeva is doing M.Com and likes yellow. Paramjit who does not like red is in the same discipline of Ram. Tarun is in the same discipline of Morya. Vaani does not like pink. (IBPS CLERK MAINS 2016)

            1. Which among the following groups is doing M. Com

a) Jeeva, Vaani and Waqar

                   b) Vaani, Waqar and Tarun

                   c) Jeeva, Vaani and Tarun

                  d) Jeeva, Paramjit and Ram

2.What is the color combination choice of those who are in M.Sc discipline?

                   a) Brown and Pink

                  b) Black and White

                   c) Black and Brown

                   d) Yellow and Black

                   e) None of The Above

             3.Which color does Vaani like?

                   a) Yellow b) Pink c) White d) Brown e) None of The Above

            4.What is the color combination choice of those who are in M.A. discipline?

                   a) Red and Black

                   b) Blue and Red

                   c) Blue and Black

                  d) None of The Above

5.Morya is related with which discipline?

                   a) M.Sc. b) M.A. c) M.Com d) M.BA e) None of these

Directions (6-8): Read the following information carefully to answer the given questions.
There are six persons S, T, U, V, W and X, who got different marks in the examination. S got more marks than only U and
X. T got less marks than W, who did not get the highest marks in the examination. The Second highest person got 92
marks. (IBPS PO 2017)
6. How many persons got more marks than U?
(a) Four     (b) Two     (c) Five    (d) Can’t be determined   (e) One
7. If S got 69 marks and U got 68 marks, then which of the following statement is true?
(a) X got the lower marks.
(b) U got the fifth highest marks.
(c) Five persons got more marks than X
(d) All are true
(e) X got 66 marks is a possibility.
8. V got which of the following possible score?
(a) 85   (b) 66   (c) 92   (d) 89   (e) 94

Directions (9-11): Study the following information to answer the questions. Each of the six buildings – E, F, G H, I and J has different number of floors. Only three buildings have more number of floors then J. G has more number of floors than I but less than E. I has more number of floors than J. F does not have the least number of floors. The building having least number of floors has 5 floors. The building having third highest number of floors has 26 floors. F has 14 floors less than the number of floors in I. (BOB 2016)

          9.If the number of floors of a building is less than 38 and is an odd number which is divisible by 3 but not 7. How many floors does G have?

                  (a) 15 (b) 35 (c) 9 (d) 27 (e) 29


          10.Which of the following buildings has the second highest number of floors?

                    (a) I (b) F (c) J (d) H (e) G

          11.How many floors does building J possibly have?

                     (a) 22 (b) 5 (c) 11 (d) 35 (e) 12




  1. a) Jeeva, Vaani and Waqar
  2. c) Black and Brown
  3. c) White
  4. b) Blue and Red
  5. b) M.A.
  6. (d) Can’t be determined(V>W>T>S>U/X>X/U)
  7. (d) All are true
  8. (e) 94
  9. (d)
  10. (e)
  11. (a)

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