## Reasoning Ability : Puzzle Test -1 For IBPS SO/LIC AAO Exam

Directions (Q. 1-5): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.
Seven persons Tony, Sony, Ravi, Tanu, Manu, Vicky and Jimmy are sitting around a circular table. Five of them are facing the centre, whereas two of them facing outward. The one sitting exactly between Tanu and Vicky is facing outward. Jimmy sits third to the right of Tony and he is facing the centre. Ravi sits third to the left of Tanu and they both are facing the centre. Manu cannot be an immediate neighbour of either Ravi or Tanu. One of Sony’s neighbours is facing outward.

1. Who is sitting second to the left of Tony?
1) Sony

2) Ravi
3) Manu
4) Jimmy
5) None of these
2. Who is sitting on the immediate left of Manu?
1) Tony
2) Ravi
3) Sony
4) Jimmy
5) None of these
3. Which of the following pairs represents persons facing outward?
1) Tanu and Tony
2) Manu and Vicky
3) Manu and Tony
4) Can’t be determined
5) None of these
4. What is the position of Vicky with respect to Sony?
1) Second to the left
2) Second to the right
3) Third to the left
4) Fourth to the left
5) None of these
5. If all the persons are asked to sit in a clockwise direction in the lexicographic order of their names (starting from Jimmy), the positions of how many will remain unchanged? (excluding Jimmy) 1) One
2) Two
3) Three
4) None
5) None of these
Directions (Q.6-10): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.

There are seven persons – M, P, Q, R, S, T and U – who participated in a singing competition which started on 25th May and ended on 31st May. In the first round of the competition, each of them performed regional songs, viz Nepali, English, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada, Punjabi and Bhojpuri, but not necessarily in the same order. They like different colours, viz White, Yellow, Red, Black, Brown, Green and Pink, but not necessarily in the same order. U, who likes Green, performed on the fourth day of the competition but performed neither Nepali nor English song. Two performances were held between the performance of U and T, neither of whom performed on the 1st day of the week. There was one performance between the performance of R and Q. But Q’s performance did not happen either on 1st or on 3rd day of the competition. Q likes Yellow colour and performed Nepali song. The one who performed Marathi song on the last day of competition, likes Red colour. P did not perform on the day either immediately before or immediately after the performance of R, who does not like either Brown or White or Black colour. S performed immediately after Q and he likes White colour. M does not like Brown colour and performed a Bengali song. R did not perform either Bhojpuri or Punjabi song. The one who performed in Kannada was scheduled immediately after the performance of the Nepali singer.

6. Which of the following combinations is definitely false regarding their schedule?
1) Q-Yellow-Nepali
2) R-Pink-English
3) M-Black-Bengali
4) U-Green-Marathi
5) None of these
7. Who among the following performed on the fifth day of the competition?
1) S
2) T
3) Q
4) M
5) None of these
8. Who sings Punjabi song?
1) U
2) R
3) P
4) Either P or U
5) None of these
9. If ‘U’ is related to ‘Yellow’, ‘S’ is related to ‘Red’, then which of the following is ‘R’ related to?
1) Brown
2) Green
3) Black
4) Pink
5) None of these
10. Which of the following combinations is true?
1) M’s performance was held on the fifth day of the week.
2) S likes Green colour.
3) R sings Nepali song.
4) S’s performance was scheduled before Q but after T.
5) None of these

Answers: 4 3 4 2 5 1 4 3 3 1

Solution (Q.1-5)

Solution (Q.6-9)

 Day Person Colour Song 25th May P Brown Punjabi/Bhojpuri 26th May M Black Bengali 27th May R Pink English 28th May U Green Punjabi/Bhojpuri 29th May Q Yellow Nepali 30th May S White Kannada 31th May T Red Marathi