2019 SBI PO, SBI Clerk Mains: Important Reasoning Puzzle Questions

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SBI PO Mains exam is scheduled on July 20, 2019, and SBI Clerk Mains exam is scheduled on August 10, 2019. Looking at the previous trends, SBI PO Mains and SBI Clerk Mains exam are expected to be of high difficulty level. Therefore, SBI PO Mains exam preparation and SBI Clerk Mains exam preparation should be done in a smart way so that you can easily handle the difficult questions and crack these exams with ease. The competition is huge in SBI exams and to be ahead of the huge competition you need to be on your toes always.

While preparing for SBI PO Mains and SBI PO clerk Reasoning section plays an important role. The reasoning is for 60 marks in both SBI PO mains and SBI Clerk Mains exams. There is no set rule while preparing for reasoning section, the only thing you need to do is a continuous practice. While we talk about reasoning, we all very well know that Puzzles form an important part of the reasoning section. Puzzles are the questions you cannot afford to escape. Puzzles can be based on linear seating, circular seating, triangular seating, Floors, blood relations, etc.

SBI PO 2019 Mains Exam Pattern:

Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks

SL. Name of test No. of Questions Marks Time Alloted
I Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
II Data Analysis Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
III General/Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
IV English Language 35 20 40 minutes
. Total 155 200 3 hours

 

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

The structure of main examination (online objective type) would be as follows:

S. No. Test Name No. of Questions Marks Time Allotted
1. General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 Minutes
2. General English 40 40 35 Minutes
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 Minutes
4. Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 Minutes
. Total 190 200 2 Hour 40 minutes

 

Let us look at the Floor based Reasoning Puzzle: 

Q.1-5 Study the following information carefully to answer the questions given below.

There are twelve persons who live on four different floors of a same building. Ground floor is numbered 1, floor above it is numbered 2 and so on till top floor which is numbered four. There are three flats on each floor – flat-1, flat-2 and flat-3 from west to east. Such that flat-1 of fourth floor is exactly above flat -1 of third floor which is exactly above flat -1 of second floor and other flats are placed in the same way. Flat-2 of fourth floor is west to flat-3 and east of flat-1 of same floor.

V lives Northwest of C. B lives Southwest to E. B lives west of Y but North of W. F lives below Z and both lives in same flat number. A lives North of Y but South of X. D and Z lives on same odd number floor. G lives above V.    

  1. Who among the following live between the one who lives in Flat 1 of 4th floor and the one who lives in Flat 3 of same floor?
  2. W
  3. Y
  4. E
  5. A
  6. Y

Ans – 3

 

  1. Which of the following combination is correct regarding C?
  2. Flat 3, Floor 1
  3. Flat 1, Floor 2
  4. Flat 2, Floor4
  5. Flat 3, Floor2
  6. None of these

ANS – 1

 

  1. In which of the direction B lives with respect to A?
  2. South
  3. North
  4. South-West
  5. North-East
  6. Can’t be determined

ANS – 3

  1. Who among the following live to the North-West of Z?
  2. B
  3. X
  4. G
  5. C
  6. None of these

ANS – 3

  1. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence they form a group. Which one of the following does not belong to that group?
  2. W, C, F
  3. Y, B, V
  4. E, G, X,
  5. A, Z, D
  6. Y, W, V

Ans – 5

Explanation:

A lives north of Y but south of X. B lives west of Y but north of W.

Case 1-

Floor Flat 1 Flat 2 Flat 3
4 X
3 A
2 B Y
1 W

Case 2-

Floor Flat 1 Flat 2 Flat 3
4 X
3 A
2 B Y
1 W

Case 3-

Floor Flat 1 Flat 2 Flat 3
4 X
3 A
2 B Y
1 W

 

D and Z lives on same odd number floor. F lives below Z and both live is same flat number.

 

Case 1-

Floor Flat 1 Flat 2 Flat 3
4 X
3 D A Z
2 B Y F/
1 W F/

Case 2-

Floor Flat 1 Flat 2 Flat 3
4 X
3 D Z A
2 B F/ Y
1 W F/

Case 3-

Floor Flat 1 Flat 2 Flat 3
4 X
3 Z D A
2 F/ B Y
1 F/ W

 

V lives north-west of C. G lives above V. By this case – 1 will be cancelled.

Case 2-                               

Floor Flat 1 Flat 2 Flat 3
4 X
3 D Z A
2 B F/ Y
1 W F/

Case 3-

Floor Flat 1 Flat 2 Flat 3
4 X
3 D Z A
2 B F/ Y
1 W F/

 

B lives south-west to E. By this case-3 will be eliminated.

Floor Flat 1 Flat 2 Flat 3
4 G E X
3 D Z A
2 B V Y
1 W F C

 

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