Puzzle for IBPS PO/Clerk/SO/SEBI/Canara Bank


Dear Aspirants,
Reasoning Ability Section plays a pivotal role to score better in Banking and other competitive exams. Now a day, all the exams have higher level of reasoning questions. The questions asked in this section are tricky and time-consuming. But, once dealt with proper strategy, speed, and accuracy, this section will definitely award you the maximum marks in the examination. Here is another set of Questions to improve your speed and practice. Make most of it.

Directions (1-5): Read the following information carefully to answer the given questions.

In a global environment summit, eight representatives, viz P, Q, R, S, T, V, W and Z are representing different countries, viz Australia, Canada, France, Iran, China, Korea, Nepal and Britain, but not necessarily in the same order.

All of them are sitting around a circular table facing the centre.

V sits third to the left of T. R and Z and also their immediate neighbours do not represent France. Only one person sits between W and the representative of France. The representatives of Iran and Canada are immediate neighbours of each other. R represents neither China nor Iran. Only one person sits between P and the one who represents Korea. P does not represent either France or Canada. R sits third to the right of Z. Z represents Britain. T is not an immediate neighbour of either R or Z. The one who represents Australia is an immediate neighbour of T. Three people sit between Z and the representative of Nepal. Q is not representing either France or Australia.

1.Who among the following represents Canada?

1) Q

2) R

3) T

4) V

5) Cannot be determined

2.Who among the following represent immediate neighbours of V?

1) P, Q

2) P, S

3) T, W

4) P, R

5) P and the representative of China.

3.Which of the following is true regarding W?

1)W sits second to the right of P.

2)W represents Iran.

3)W sits between Q and the representative of Britain.

4)Only one person sits between W and the representative of Canada.

5)None is true

4.How many persons sit between S and the representative of Iran, when counted anticlockwise from S?

1) None

2) One

3) Two

4) Three

5) Four

5.Which of the following is true?

1)S represents France.

2)Only one person is sitting between the representatives of Iran and China.

3)The reperesentative of Canada is an immediate neighbour of W.

4)One person sits between Z and the representative of France.

5)None is true

Directions (Q. 6-8): Read the information carefully to answer the given questions.

Seven boys are made to stand in a row in increasing order of their height (shortest boy first). Their names are Akash, Anup, Kishan, Raj, Sumit, Keshav and Jai.

Sumit is the tallest boy among them. Keshav stands between Akash and Raj. There are exactly three boys between Raj and Anup. Jai comes right after Sumit in height.

6.How many arrangements are possible according to the given information?

1) One

2) Two

3) Three

4) Four

5) None of these

7.How many boys take the same position in the row in all the possible arrangements?

1) Two

2) Three

3) Four

4) Five

5) None of these

8.If Keshav is taller than Kishan, who is the shortest boy?

1) Raj

2) Akash

3) Anup

4) Kishan

5) Can’t be determined



1. 4

2. 4

3. 5

4. 3; Only two persons, ie W and Z

5. 2


Two different arrangements are possible:

I. Anup – Kishan – Akash – Keshav – Raj – Jai – Sumit

II. Raj – Keshav – Akash – Kishan – Anup – Jai – Sumit

6. 2

7. 2

8. 3


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