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__.__### Importance of Reasoning on puzzles for SBI Clerk, RBI Assistant, LIC Assistant 2020

**Reasoning Puzzle Questions**are an essential part of the Reasoning Aptitude section for

**. Many of the aspirants find the puzzles as a difficult section but in fact it is a tricky and time-consuming section. Therefore they like to left**

__SBI Clerk, RBI Assistant, LIC Assistant 2020__*Reasoning Puzzle*questions in the exams to solve later while others who do not left them start solving them with tricks and saves their time, Instead of not to end up wasting too much of the important time in solving them. Therefore, Smartkeeda help you in practicing different types of SBI Clerk Puzzle Questions, we have come up with this article giving you of various puzzles questions as well as the trick to solve them. Find them below.

**Directions: Read the given information carefully and answer the questions given beside:**

Eight persons Pratheep, Qadir, Rakesh, Sahana, Tanvir, Udyam, Vanita and Wahab were born in different years 1987, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997 and 1999 but not necessarily in the same order. The present ages can be calculated based on the year 2018.

Sahana is 5year old in 1998.There is a difference of one year between the ages of Sahana and Tanvir. Rakesh is three years elder to Tanvir. There is a difference of eight years between the ages of Rakesh and Udyam. Udyam is two years elder to Wahab. Pratheep’s age is neither divisible by 2 nor 3.Vanita is younger to Qadir.

Eight persons Pratheep, Qadir, Rakesh, Sahana, Tanvir, Udyam, Vanita and Wahab were born in different years 1987, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997 and 1999 but not necessarily in the same order.

The present ages can be calculated based on the year 2018.

From above statements,

The present ages can be calculated based on the year 2018 as shown in table.

Sahana is 5year old in 1998.

There is a difference of one year between the ages of Sahana and Tanvir.

Rakesh is three years elder to Tanvir.

There is a difference of eight years between the ages of Rakesh and Udyam.

Udyam is two years elder to Wahab.

From above statements,

Sahana is 5year old in 1998.

Then Sahana age is 25 in 2018 i.e. She was born in 1993.

There is a difference of one year between the ages of Sahana and Tanvir.

Tanvir was born either in 1992 or 1994, to make difference one between Sahana and Tanvir. By this we get two possibilities.

Rakesh is three years elder to Tanvir.

Case 1: Rakesh was born in 1989 [Tanvir = 26 years & Rakesh = 29 years]

Case 2: Rakesh was born in 1991 [Tanvir = 24 years & Rakesh = 27 years]

There is a difference of eight years between the ages of Rakesh and Udyam.

Case 1: Udyam was born in 1997 [Rakesh =29 years & Udyam =21 years]

Case 1: Udyam was born in 1999 [Rakesh =27 years & Udyam =19 years]

Udyam is two years elder to Wahab.

Case 1: Wahab was born in 1999 [Udyam = 21 years & Wahab = 19 years]

Case 2: Among given years, Udyam is youngest person. Therefore as per above statement, this case becomes invalid and it can be eliminated.

Pratheep’s age is neither divisible by 2 nor 3.

Vanita is younger to Qadir.

From above statements,

Pratheep’s age is neither divisible by 2 nor 3.

Pratheep was born neither born in 1991 (age 27) nor in 1994 (age 24). Therefore he was born in 1987 and his age is 31

Vanita is younger to Qadir.

Finally, Vanita was born in 1994 and Qadir was 1991.

Thus we get the completed table,

__Common Explanation__**References:**

Eight persons Pratheep, Qadir, Rakesh, Sahana, Tanvir, Udyam, Vanita and Wahab were born in different years 1987, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997 and 1999 but not necessarily in the same order.

The present ages can be calculated based on the year 2018.

**Inferences:**

From above statements,

The present ages can be calculated based on the year 2018 as shown in table.

Born Year |
Present age [2018] |
Person |

1987 | 31 | |

1989 | 29 | |

1991 | 27 | |

1992 | 26 | |

1993 | 25 | |

1994 | 24 | |

1997 | 21 | |

1999 | 19 |

**References:**

Sahana is 5year old in 1998.

There is a difference of one year between the ages of Sahana and Tanvir.

Rakesh is three years elder to Tanvir.

There is a difference of eight years between the ages of Rakesh and Udyam.

Udyam is two years elder to Wahab.

**Inferences:**

From above statements,

Sahana is 5year old in 1998.

Then Sahana age is 25 in 2018 i.e. She was born in 1993.

There is a difference of one year between the ages of Sahana and Tanvir.

Tanvir was born either in 1992 or 1994, to make difference one between Sahana and Tanvir. By this we get two possibilities.

Rakesh is three years elder to Tanvir.

Case 1: Rakesh was born in 1989 [Tanvir = 26 years & Rakesh = 29 years]

Case 2: Rakesh was born in 1991 [Tanvir = 24 years & Rakesh = 27 years]

There is a difference of eight years between the ages of Rakesh and Udyam.

Case 1: Udyam was born in 1997 [Rakesh =29 years & Udyam =21 years]

Case 1: Udyam was born in 1999 [Rakesh =27 years & Udyam =19 years]

Udyam is two years elder to Wahab.

Case 1: Wahab was born in 1999 [Udyam = 21 years & Wahab = 19 years]

Case 2: Among given years, Udyam is youngest person. Therefore as per above statement, this case becomes invalid and it can be eliminated.

Case: 1 [If Tanvir born in 1992] |
||

Born Year |
Present age [2018] |
Person |

1987 | 31 | |

1989 | 29 | Rakesh |

1991 | 27 | |

1992 | 26 | Tanvir |

1993 | 25 | Sahana |

1994 | 24 | |

1997 | 21 | Udyam |

1999 | 19 | Wahab |

Case: 2 [If Tanvir born in 1994][Eliminated] |
||

Born Year |
Present age [2018] |
Person |

1987 | 31 | |

1989 | 29 | |

1991 | 27 | Rakesh |

1992 | 26 | |

1993 | 25 | Sahana |

1994 | 24 | Tanvir |

1997 | 21 | |

1999 | 19 | Udyam |

**References:**

Pratheep’s age is neither divisible by 2 nor 3.

Vanita is younger to Qadir.

**Inferences:**

From above statements,

Pratheep’s age is neither divisible by 2 nor 3.

Pratheep was born neither born in 1991 (age 27) nor in 1994 (age 24). Therefore he was born in 1987 and his age is 31

Vanita is younger to Qadir.

Finally, Vanita was born in 1994 and Qadir was 1991.

Thus we get the completed table,

Case: 1 [If Tanvir born in 1992] |
||

Born Year |
Present age [2018] |
Person |

1987 | 31 | Pratheep |

1989 | 29 | Rakesh |

1991 | 27 | Qadir |

1992 | 26 | Tanvir |

1993 | 25 | Sahana |

1994 | 24 | Vanita |

1997 | 21 | Udyam |

1999 | 19 | Wahab |

**Q.1****Which of the following persons born in leap year?**

B. Tanvir

C. Vanita

D. Wahab

E. None of these.

**Ans. B**

The following common explanation, we get Tanvir born in (1992)leap year.

Hence, option B is correct.

**Q.2**

What is the age difference between Udyam and Qadir?

What is the age difference between Udyam and Qadir?

B. 7

C. 6

D. 10

E. None of these.

**Ans. C**

The following common explanation, we get the age difference between Udyam and Qadir = 27 – 21 = 6 years.

Hence, option C is correct.

Hence, option C is correct.

**Q.3**

How many persons are younger than Vanita?

How many persons are younger than Vanita?

Two

Three

Four

None of these

**Ans. B**

The following common explanation, we get "

Vanita was born in 1994.

Hence, option B is correct.

**Two persons**".Vanita was born in 1994.

Hence, option B is correct.

**Q.4**

Who among the following is/are elder to Qadir?

Who among the following is/are elder to Qadir?

I. Only Pratheep

II. One who was born in 1989

III. One who was born in 1993

B. Only I and III

C. Only I and II

D. Only I, II and III

E. None of these

**Ans. C**

The following common explanation, we get "

Pratheep (1987) & Rakesh (1989) are elder to Qadir (1991).

Hence, option C is correct.

**Only I and II**".Pratheep (1987) & Rakesh (1989) are elder to Qadir (1991).

Hence, option C is correct.

**Q.5**

What is age of Sahana in the year 2016?

What is age of Sahana in the year 2016?

24 years

26 years

25 years

None of these

**Ans. A**

The following common explanation, we get "

Her Present age is 25 in the year 2018.

Hence, option A is correct.

**Sahana age is 23 in the year 2016**".Her Present age is 25 in the year 2018.

Hence, option A is correct.

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### Floor, Seating, Circular Seating based questions for SBI Clerk 2020

Looking at the previous level of Banking Exams,

**SBI Clerk Mains and RBI Assistant Mains**exam are expected to be of trouble solving level. Therefore, SBI Clerk Mains exam preparation and RBI Assistant Mains exam preparation should be practice in a smart way so that you can easily solve the difficult questions and increase your chances for being selected in these exams with ease. The competition is immense in SBI exams and to be at top place of these immense competition you need to be practice hard but in smart way.

Let us clear with the help of Examples provided by Smartkeeda:

**Directions: Read the given information carefully and answer the questions given beside:**

Five players namely Dhawan, Rohit, Virat, Rahane and Vijay scored different runs in 1st innings of test match versus Australia.

No two players scored same runs.

The runs scored by Rohit and Dhawan together is same as the runs scored by Rahane and Vijay together.

Virat scored 40 runs more than Vijay but 30 runs less than Rohit.

Total runs scored in the 1st innings by five players are 600.

The run scored by Virat and Dhawan together is twice the runs scored by Vijay.

Total runs scored in the 1

The runs scored by Rohit and Dhawan together is same as the runs scored by Rahane and Vijay together.

Virat scored 40 runs more than Vijay but 30 runs less than Rohit.

The run scored by Virat and Dhawan together is twice the runs scored by Vijay.

From above statements,

Now substitute, equation 6 in equation 1, we get

By using equation (4 & 5) we get

Now substitute equation 8 & 9 in equation 7

Now substitute equation 12 in equation 11,

Now by using equation (5), Virat + Dhawan = 2Vijay & equation (13 & 14)

By using all values we get the completed table,

A. Dhawan

__Common Explanation__**References**

Total runs scored in the 1

^{st}innings by five players are 600.

The runs scored by Rohit and Dhawan together is same as the runs scored by Rahane and Vijay together.

Virat scored 40 runs more than Vijay but 30 runs less than Rohit.

The run scored by Virat and Dhawan together is twice the runs scored by Vijay.

**Inferences**

From above statements,

Given Statements |
Hints (Equations) |

Total runs scored in the 1^{st} innings by five players are 600. |
Dhawan + Rohit + Virat + Rahane + Vijay = 600 .......(1) |

The runs scored by Rohit and Dhawan together is same as the runs scored by Rahane and Vijay together |
Rohit + Dhawan = Rahane + Vijay .......(2) |

Virat scored 40 runs more than Vijay but 30 runs less than Rohit. |
Virat = 40 + Vijay .......(3) Virat = Rohit-30 .......(4) |

The run scored by Virat and Dhawan together is twice the runs scored by Vijay. | Virat + Dhawan = 2Vijay .......(5) |

By using equation (2) we get

**Rahane = (Rohit + Dhawan) – Vijay ……………………… (6)**

Now substitute, equation 6 in equation 1, we get

**Dhawan + Rohit + Virat + (Rohit + Dhawan) –**~~Vijay~~ + ~~Vijay~~ = 600

**2Dhawan + 2Rohit + Virat = 600 …………. (7)**

By using equation (4 & 5) we get

**Rohit = Virat + 30 ………………… (8)**

**Dhawan = 2Vijay-Virat …………………. (9)**

Now substitute equation 8 & 9 in equation 7

**2 [2Vijay-Virat] + 2 [Virat + 30] + Virat = 600 …………. (10)**

**4Vijay-**~~2Virat~~ + ~~2Virat~~ + 60 + Virat = 600

**4Vijay + Virat = 600 -60**

**4Vijay + Virat = 540 ……………………. (11)**

By using equation (3) we get

**Vijay = Virat - 40 ………………….. (12)**

Now substitute equation 12 in equation 11,

**4 [Virat - 40] + Virat = 540**

**4Virat – 160 + Virat = 540**

**5Virat = 540 + 160**

**5Virat = 700**

**Virat = 700/5**

**Virat = 140………….(13)**

Now by using equation (3), Virat = 40 + Vijay

**140 = 40 + Vijay**

**Vijay = 140 – 40**

**Vijay = 100………….(14)**

Now by using equation (4), Virat = Rohit-30

**140 = Rohit-30**

**Rohit = 140 + 30**

**Rohit = 170……….(15)**

Now by using equation (5), Virat + Dhawan = 2Vijay & equation (13 & 14)

**140 + Dhawan = 2*100**

**Dhawan = 200-140**

**Dhawan = 60……..(16)**

**Now by using Virat = 140, Vijay = 100, Rohit = 170 & Dhawan = 60 and substitute in equation 1**

Dhawan + Rohit + Virat + Rahane + Vijay = 600 [equation 1]

**60 + 170 + 140 + Rahane + 100 = 600**

**Rahane = 600 – 470**

**Rahane = 130**

By using all values we get the completed table,

Players |
Runs scored |

Virat | 140 |

Vijay | 100 |

Rohit | 170 |

Dhawan | 60 |

Rahane | 130 |

Total (1 ^{st} innings) |
600 |

**Q.1**

If we arrange player scores in ascending order of their respective scores, which player scored third highest run?If we arrange player scores in ascending order of their respective scores, which player scored third highest run?

B. Rohit

C. Virat

D. Rahane

E. Vijay

**Ans. D**

Following common explanation, we get " Rahane " who scored 130 runs which is the third highest score among all.

Hence, option D is correct.

**Q.2**

Find the odd one out among the following.

Find the odd one out among the following.

B. Rohit

C. Virat

D. Rahane

E. Vijay

**Ans. A**

Following common explanation, we get " Dhawan ".

Except Dhawan score of all other players is in hundred’s.

Hence, option A is correct.

**Q.3**

What is the average run scored by Virat, Vijay and Dhawan?

What is the average run scored by Virat, Vijay and Dhawan?

B. 90 Runs

C. 100 Runs

D. 115 Runs

E. None of these

**Ans. C**

The following common explanation, we get "

**100 Runs**".
Virat = 140, Vijay = 100 & Dhawan = 60,

Sum = 140 + 100 + 60 = 300 Runs,

Average = 300 / 3 = 100 Runs.

Hence, option C is correct.

**Q.4**

What is the sum of runs scored by Rohit and Rahane?

What is the sum of runs scored by Rohit and Rahane?

B. 250 Runs

C. 300 Runs

D. 310 Runs

E. None of these

**Ans. C**

The following common explanation, we get "

**300 Runs**".

Rohit = 170 & Rahane = 130, Sum = 170 + 130 = 300 Runs

Hence, option C is correct.

**Q.5**

What is the difference between the runs scored by Virat and Dhawan?

What is the difference between the runs scored by Virat and Dhawan?

B. 50 Runs

C. 70 Runs

D. 80 Runs

E. None of these

**Ans. D**

The following common explanation, we get

**"80 Runs".**

Virat = 140 & Dhawan = 60, Difference = 140 – 60 = 80 Runs.

Hence, option D is correct.

While preparing for

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