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# Reasoning Puzzles for SBI PO/Clerk & Upcoming Bank Exams

Directions (Q. 1-5): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions:

P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W are eight friends working in different banks, viz Bank of India, State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Central Bank of India, Dena Bank, Indian Bank, Syndicate Bank and HDFC Bank, but not necessarily in the same order. All of them are sitting around a circular table, facing the centre.

P sits third to the right of the person who is working in Dena Bank. Only two persons sit between T and V. T does not work in Dena Bank. The person who works in HDFC Bank sits second to the right of S. S is not an immediate neighbour of P. S does not work in Dena Bank and P does not work in HDFC Bank. The one who works in Bank of India sits third to the left of U. The one who works in Bank of India and the one who works in Dena Bank are not immediate neighbours. Only one person sits between S and the one who works in Punjab National Bank.

The person who works in Central Bank of India and the one who works in State Bank of India are immediate neighbours. Only one person sits between Q and the one who works in Indian Bank. The one who works in Indian Bank is an immediate neighbour of W. P and V are not immediate neighbours. S does not work in State Bank of India. Q sits on the immediate left of T. U sits on the immediate left of S and on the immediate right of T.

1.How many persons sit between T and the one who works in Indian Bank (when counted in clockwise direction from T)?

1) None

2) One

3) Two

4) Four

5) Five

2.Who works in Bank of India?

1) Q

2) R

3) P

4) T

5) U

3.Who works in Syndicate Bank?

1) T

2) U

3) W

4) Q

5) Can’t be determined

4.Which of the following combinations is definitely true?

1) S – Dena Bank

2) R – Indian Bank

3) V – Punjab National Bank

4) Q – Central Bank of India

5) None of these

5. What is the position of the person who works in Syndicate Bank with respect to R?

1) Immediate left

2) Second to the left

3) Third to the right

4) Third to the left

5) Second to the right

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

Eight persons from different companies, viz Tata, Mahindra, Hyundai, Maruti, Toyota, BMW, Skoda and Mercedes, are sitting in two parallel rows containing four persons each in such a way that there is an equal distance between adjacent persons. In row 1, P, Q, R and S are sitting and all of them are facing north. In row 2, A, B, C and D are sitting and all of them are facing south. Therefore, in the given seating arrangement each member sitting in a row faces another member of the other row. (All the information given above does not necessarily represent the order of seating as in the final arrangement.)

The person from Toyota faces the one who sits on the immediate left of R. R is neither from Mahindra nor from Hyundai.An immediate neighbour of A faces the person from Tata. The person from BMW faces the person who sits on the left of the person from Mahindra.

There is only one person sitting between the persons from Mahindra and Skoda but that person is not R. The persons from Mahindra and Hyundai are not sitting at the extreme ends. B sits on the immediate left of the person from Toyota. The persons from Maruti and BMW are immediate neighbours. C and Q are not sitting at any of the ends.S faces the one who is sitting on the immediate right of the person from BMW. A is not from BMW or Maruti. P does not face BMW.

6. Who among the following is from Mercedes?

1) A

2) R

3) B

4) S

5) Can’t be determined

7. R is from which of the following companies?

1) Skoda

2) Tata

3) Maruti

4) BMW

5) None of these

8. Who is sitting between D and the person from Toyota?

1) The person who is from Hyundai

2) B

3) S

4) The person who faces the one who is from Hyundai

5) None of these

9. Who among the following faces the one who is from BMW?

1) The person who is from Mahindra

2) R

3) S

4) The person who is from Mercedes

5) Q

10. Who among the following sit on the extreme ends of the row?

1) B and the person from Hyundai

2) The persons from Skoda and Toyota

3) The persons from Tata and BMW

4) S and the person from Mahindra

5) D and B