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# Reasoning: Puzzles for Syndicate/Canara/SBI/IDBI & Upcoming Exams

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

Eight professors are sitting in two parallel rows containing four persons each in such way that there is an equal distance between adjacent persons. In row-1 P, Q, R and S are seated and all of them are facing South. In row-2 A, B, C and D are seated and all of them are facing North. Therefore in the given seating arrangement each person seated in a row faces another person of the other row. Each of them belongs to different cities viz— Rajkot, Jaipur, Patna, Pune, Mumbai, Chennai, Shilong and Surat but necessarily in the same order. Each of them teaches different subjects viz— English, Commerce, Zoology, Chemistry, Botany, Physics, Biotechnology and Economics but not necessarily in the same order.

The person who belongs to Rajkot sits second to the right of the person who faces C. The immediate neighbour of the person from Rajkot faces the person from Patna. Only one person sits between the person from Patna and B. The one who faces B sits second to the left of P. Immediate neighbour of B faces the person from Jaipur. The one who is facing the person who is from Jaipur sits second to the right of the person who is from Pune. Only one person sits between the person who is from Jaipur and S. R faces the one who is from Surat. R is neither from Jaipur nor Mumbai. One of the immediate neighbour of D is from Shilong. D is not an immediate neighbour of B. The one who teaches Economics faces the one who teaches English. Only one person sits between the one who teaches Commerce and the one who teaches Zoology. The one who teaches Chemistry is an immediate neighbour of the one who teaches Physics and the one who teaches Botany. A teaches English. P does not teach neither Commerce nor Zoology. The one who teaches Commerce is an immediate neighbour of the person who is from Pune. The one who teaches Zoology faces the one who teaches Botany.

Q. 1;  Which of the following pair of person is seated at the extreme end in any of the two rows ?

1.  S Q

2. P R

3. A C

4. B D

5. R S

Q.2; Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which one does not belong to that group ?

1. R

2. S

3. C

4. A

5. B

Q.3;  Which of the following combinations is/are true ?

1. P – Mumbai – Chemistry

2. R – Rajkot – Economics

3. D – Patna – Commerce

4. B – Surat – English

5. C – Shilong – physics

Q.4; Which of the following statements is/are not true regarding R ?

1. R sits at the extreme right end of the row.

2. R faces the person who is from Surat.

3. R sits second to the left of P.

4. Only two persons sit between R and S.

5. R is an immediate neighbour of Q.

Q.5;  Who amongst the following teaches Economics ?

1. S

2. Q

3. R

4. A

5. B

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

There are nine friends M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T and U live in nine different floors of a building but not necessarily in the same order. Each of them has a different companies TV viz— Samsung, LG, Sony, Panasonic, Philips, Toshiba, Micromax, Videocon and Asus but not necessarily in the same order. The ground floor of the building is numbered one, the above it is numbered two and the topmost floors of the building is numbered nine.

The one who has Samsung company’s TV lives on the fifth floor. There are three floor between the one who has Samsung company’s TV and T, who has Asus company’s TV. U lives on second floor. S has LG company’s TV and lives on an even numbered floor but not on below the floor on which the one who has Samsung company’s TV lives. R lives immediately below the one who has LG company’s TV.

There are three people live between R and and Q who has Sony company’s TV. There are two people live between the one who has Sony company’s TV and P who has Videocon company’s TV. N has Micromax company’s TV and lives immediately below the one who has Toshiba company’s TV. Only four people live between M who has Panasonic company’s TV and the one who has Toshiba company’s TV.

Ques : 1 How many person/s live/s between N and the one who has Panasonic company’s TV?

1: None

2: One

3: Two

4: Three

5: None of these

Ques : 2 If T is related to LG and S is related to Panasonic in the same way P is related to?

1: Videocon

2: Samsung

3: LG

4: Asus

5: Sony

Ques : 3 Which of the following statements is/are not true?

1: S lives immediately below the one who has Micromax company’s TV.

2: Only two people live between Q and the one who has Videocon company’s TV.

3: O has Asus company’s TV.

4: Both 1) and 3)

5: None of these

Ques : 4 Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which one does not belong to that group?

1: T – Toshiba

2: N – LG

3: S – Samsung

4: M – Philips

5: Q – Philips

Ques : 5 Who has Philips company’s TV?

1: R

2: N

3: Q

4: U

5: None of these