Important Puzzle Questions for IBPS CLERK & RBI ASSISTANT MAINS – SET 1

Dear Banking Aspirant,

Puzzle section is one of the easiest section to score in the reasoning part. Most of the exam in the assistant cadre had puzzle questions which ranges from 5 to 10 questions. This is the easiest to score and also tougher in the higher category exams.

When compared to all the exams in the same cadre , these type of questions are the easiest to score, so we are providing questions for the aspirants for practicing the questions in the difficult range, so that the aspirants may find it easier in the exams. Solve these questions and make your preparations in the right track.

D.1-5) Study the following information carefully and answer the Question given below:

Seven friends Adam, Bailey, Abraham, Bethany, Arthur, Brooke and Alexander meet in a party. They shake hands with each other but only in a particular way. The persons whose name starts with A do not shake hands with the persons whose name starts with B and vice versa. These friends are belongs to different degree, viz. MBA, MCA, B.E and M.E. No two persons whose name starts with B can doing the same degree. And the same rule applies to the persons whose name starts with A. All the persons shake hands with at least one person. Arthur is the only person who shakes-hands with all persons whose name starts with A but he is not belongs to a M.E. Brooke is belongs to a MBA and shakes hands only with Bailey. The persons who are doing B.E shake hands with only persons who doing MCA. Adam does not doing a M.E but shakes hands with the person who doing a M.E. M.E is studied by only one person but that person is not Abraham.

Q.1) How many handshakes are there between friends?

a) 12

b) 9

c) 6

d) 21

e) None of these

Q.2) Who among the following doing MCA?

a) Bailey and Arthur

b) Abraham and Bethany

c) Bailey and Brooke

d) Can’t be determined

e) None of these

Q.3) Which of the following combination is true with respect to handshake and degrees?

a) Adam (MBA)-Abraham (MBA)

b) Alexander (M.E)-Bailey (MBA)

c) Bethany (B.E)-Bailey (MCA)

d) Abraham (B.E)-Alexander (M.E)

e) None of these

Q.4) Adam doing which of the following degrees?

a) MCA

b) MBA

c) M.E

d) B.E

e) Can’t be determined

Q.5) Which of the following statements is/are true?

a) Adam doings a MCA

b) Bethany shakes hands only with Brooke

c) Abraham shakes hands only with the person who doings a MCA

d) Only (b) and (c) are true

e) None of these

D.6-10) Study the following information carefully and answer the Question given below:

Seven friends Rajesh, Fazith, Vinoth, Ajay, Hema, Bala and Jeeva went to three different places of india viz, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai. Not less than two person visits same place and not more than three person visits same place. Each of them born on four different months viz, January, June, November and December not more than two persons born on same month. Each person like different colors viz. Yellow, Black, White, Violet, Indigo, Blue and Orange .

Bala visits Chennai and he likes blue. The person who likes violet was born on June. No other person was born on June. Rajesh was born on January. Fazith was born on month which has 31 days. Ajay likes orange and visits with only Rajesh. The person who likes indigo visit with only person who was born on November. Fazith visits with two other friends. Neither Ajay nor Jeeva was born on November. Hema and Jeeva visit same place. Fazith likes black and visit Mumbai. The person who likes yellow and orange  visit together. Vinoth and Bala was born on consecutive months. Jeeva does not like indigo. Hema was born on November. The person who was born on june and December did not visit place together.

Q.6) Who among the following person visit Chennai?

a) Ajay and Rajesh

b) Hema and Jeeva

c) Bala and Vinoth

d) Rajesh and Vinoth

e) cannot be determined

Q.7) Who among the following person  born on June?

a) Jeeva

b) Ajay

c) Vinoth

d) Rajesh

e) Cannot be determined

Q.8) Who among the following person likes Yellow?

a) Hema

b) Rajesh

c) Vinoth

d) Ajay

e) Cannot be determined

Q.9) If Vinoth and Ajay interchanged his position then which of the following colour liked by Vinoth?

a) Indigo

b) White

c) Yellow

d) Orange

e) Cannot be determined

Q.10) Which among the following month does Fazith was born?

a) January

b) June

c) November

d) December

e) cannot be determined

Check the Answers for the above questions from the one that is given below. 

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Answers for the Questions (Q1- Q5)



Hand shake



Adam, Abraham,Alexander



Arthur, Alexander






Arthur, Adam



Brooke, Brooke








1. (c)

2. (a)

3. (c)

4. (b)

5. (c) 

Answers for the Questions from (Q 6 – Q 10)




Rajesh – January – Yellow

Ajay – December – Orange

Fazith – January – Black

Hema – November – White

Jeeva – June – Violet

Vinoth – December – Indigo

Bala – November – Blue


6. (c)

7. (a)

8. (b)

9. (d)

10. (a)

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