Reasoning Questions (Puzzle) for AAO/SO Exams

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Directions(Q 1 – 5) :  Study the given information carefully to answer the given questions.
J, K, L, M, N, O and P live on seven different floors of a building but not necessarily in the same order. The lowermost floor of the building is numbered 1, the one above that is numbered 2 and so on till the topmost floor is numbered 7. Each one of them also likes a different subject, namely English, History, Commerce, Biology, Accounts, Geography and Computer(but not necessarily in the same order).
·        J lives on an odd – numbered floor but not on the floor numbered 3. The one who likes Accounts lives immediately above J. Only two persons live between M and the one who likes Accounts.
·        The one who likes History lives on one of the odd numbered floors above M. Only three persons live between L and the one who likes History. The one who likes commerce lives immediately above L.
·        The one who likes English lives immediately above the one who likes Computer. P lives on an Odd numbered floor.
·        Only one person lives between K and N. K lives on the floors above N. Neither L nor J likes Biology. N does not like commerce.
1).Which of the following subject does J like?
a)   Geography
b)   Computer
c)   Commerce
d)   History
e)   English
2).Which of the following combinations is True with respect to the given arrangement?
a)   Geography – L
b)   History – O
c)   Computer – P
d)   Accounts – M
e)   Biology – K
3).If all the persons are made to sit in alphabetical order from top to bottom, the positions of how many persons will remain unchanged?
a)   Four
b)   None
c)   Two
d)   One
e)   Three
4).Which of the following statements is True with respect to the given arrangement?
a)   The one who likes Computer lives immediately below J.
b)   O likes History
c)   None of the given options is true
d)   Only four persons live between M and P
e)   P lives immediately below N.
5).Who among the following lives on the floor numbered 2?
a)   K
b)   The one who likes English
c)   The one who likes Computer
d)   M
e)   O
Directions(Q 6 – 10) :  Study the given information carefully to answer the given questions.
             I.       There are five types of cards viz. A, B, C, D and E. There are three cards of each type. These are to be inserted in envelopes of three colours – red, yellow, and brown. There are Five envelopes of each colour.
           II.       B, D, and E types card to be inserted in red envelopes. A, B, and C type cards are to be inserted in yellow envelopes; and C, D, and E type cards are to be inserted in brown envelopes
          III.       Two cards each of B and D type are inserted in red envelopes.
6).How many cards of E type are inserted in brown envelopes?
a)   Nil
b)   One
c)   Two
d)   Three
e)   Data inadequate
7).Which of the following combinations of the type of cards and the number of cards is definitely correct in respect of yellow – coloured envelopes?
a)   A- 2, B – 1, C – 2
b)   B- 1, C – 2, D – 2
c)   A- 2, E – 1, D – 2
d)   A- 3, B – 1, C – 1
e)   None of these
8).Which of the following combinations of the types of cards and the number of cards and colour of envelope is definitely correct?
a)   C- 2, D -1, E- 2, Brown
b)   C- 2, D -2, E- 2, Brown
c)   B-2, D- 2 , A -1, Red
d)   A – 2, B – 2, C – 1, Yellow
e)   None of these
9).Which of the following combinations of colour of the envelope and the number of cards is definitely correct in respect of E type cards?
a)   Red – 2, Brown – 1
b)   Red – 1, Yellow – 2
c)   Red – 2, Yellow – 1
d)   Yellow – 1 , Brown – 2
e)   None of these
Answers:                         
1). d) 2). a) 3). c) 4). c) 5). e) 6). c) 7). d) 8). a) 9). e)
Solution(Q 1 – 5):
Floor
Person
Subject
7
P
Biology
6
K
Accounts
5
J
History
4
N
English
3
M
Computer
2
O
Commerce
1
L
Geography
1).   
Answer:  d)
2).
Answer: a)
3).After arranging all the persons in alphabetical order from top to bottom:
Floor
Original position
Changed position
7
P
J
6
K
K
5
J
L
4
N
M
3
M
N
2
O
O
1
L
P
Here there are only two persons –  K and O – Whose positions are unchanged from the original position
Answer: c)
4).
Answer: c)
5).
Answer: e)
Solution(Q. 6 – 9):
From (ii), out of fifteen cards nine cards can be inserted easily.
Red envelope           Yellow envelope                  Brown envelope
            B                                 A                                             C
            D                                 B                                             D
            E                                 C                                             E
From (iii) and using the above table, we get
Red envelope           Yellow envelope                  Brown envelope
            B(2)                             A                                             C
            D(2)                            B(1)                                         D(1)
            E(1)                             C                                             E(2)
The digits in brackets shows the no. of cards. Now, From(i), it is clear that each colour of envelope contains five cards, so there are two cards of C – type in brown envelope. Hence the remaining one card of C- type is in yellow envelope. Hence all the three A – type cards are in yellow envelope
6).
Answer: c)
7).
Answer: d)
8).
Answer: a)
9).Brown -2, Red – 1
Answer: e)

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