IBPS Clerk CWE 2018: Study Tips and Sample Questions on Puzzles in Reasoning 

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  • We are providing here study tips and sample questions on Puzzles, which is one of the important topics in Reasoning.

  • The aspirants are required to carefully analyze the whole information to form a proper ascending/descending sequence and then provide the answers to the given questions accordingly.

IBPS SO  Preliminary Exam 2018

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is all set to organize IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam in December first week. We are providing here study tips and sample questions on Puzzles, which is one of the important topics in Reasoning. The Puzzle Test involves the multiple choice questions based on the arrangement, comparison, sequential order, based on family etc. Below mentioned are the type of questions asked from Puzzles. 

1. Classification Type Questions: Certain items belonging to different groups or possessing different qualities are given along with some clues, with the help of which you are required to group and analyze the given items and provide the answers to the questions accordingly.

2. Comparison Type Questions: In such type of questions, clues are given regarding comparisons among a set of persons or things with respect to one or more qualities. The aspirants are required to carefully analyze the whole information to form a proper ascending/descending sequence and then provide the answers to the given questions accordingly.

3. Family-Based Puzzles: In this type of questions, some clues are given regarding relationship among different members of a family together with their professions, qualities, dresses, preferences etc.

Sample Questions Based on Puzzles for IBPS Clerk Exam 2018

Directions (Qs. 12 to 13) : Read the following information carefully and answer the questions which follow :

  • Sudha weights more than Bharat and Abhishek.
  • Rahul weights less than only Karan.
  • Parul weights as much as Sudha but less than Dana.
  • Abhishek does not have weights the minimum.


1. Who amongst the following is the third heaviest?  

(A) Karan
(B) Rahul
(C) Bharat
(D) Dana
(E) Cannot be determined

2. Which of the following is true ?

(A) Only four people are heavier than Rahul.
(B) Bharat’s weight is more than Parul.
(C) No one weight is less than Bharat.
(D) Only two people are heavier than Karan
(E) All are true

Directions (Qs. 3 to 7) : Study the following information carefully and answer the questions that follow :
A company launches eight products—Q, R, S, T, V, W, Y and Z—in one of the four metros of India. The products were launched one after the other over a period of six months in 2006. The order in which the products were launched is
consistant with the following conditions :

(i) V is launched before both Y and Q.
(ii) Q gets launched after Z.
(iii) T gets launched before V but after R.
(iv) S gets launched after V.
(v) R gets launched before W.

3. Which out of the following can be true ?

(A) Y is the second product to be launched.
(B) R is the third product to be launched.
(C) Q is the fourth product to be launched.
(D) S is the fifth product to be launched.
(E) V is the sixth product to be launched.

4. If Z is the seventh product to be launched, then which one of the following could be true ?

(A) W is the fifth product to be launched.
(B) T is the fourth product to be lauched.
(C) R is the second product to be launched.
(D) V is the sixth product to be launched.
(E) Y is the eight product to be launched.

5. If Q is the fifth product to be launched, then each of the following could be true except :

(A) Z is the first product to be launched.
(B) T is the second product to be launched.
(C) V is the third product to be launched.
(D) W is the fourth product to be launched.
(E) Y is the sixth product to be launched.

6. If R is the second product be launched, which one of the following must to be true ?

(A) S gets launched some time before T.
(B) T gets launched some time before W.
(C) W gets launched some time before V.
(D) Y gets launched some time before Q.
(E) Z gets launched sometime before W.

7. If V gets launched before Z does, then which one of the following could be true ?

(A) R is the second product to be launched.
(B) T is the fourth product to be launched.
(C) Q is the fourth product to be launched.
(D) V is the fifth product to be launched.
(E) Z is the sixth product to be launched.

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