The Concept of Puzzles

This section comprises of questions put in the form of puzzles involving certain number of items, be it persons or things. The candidate is required to analyse the given information, condense it in a suitable form and answer the questions asked.

Our Research & Findings

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As a sample we have choosen the last 4 year's (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016) previously asked question papers. In quatitative aptitude section, a total number of questions asked are 35. Out of these 35 questions 2.86% of questions are from Puzzles.

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As a sample we have choosen the last 4 year's (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016) previously asked question papers. In quatitative aptitude section, a total number of questions asked are 35. Out of these 35 questions 3.57% of questions are from Puzzles.

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As a sample we have choosen the last 4 year's (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016) previously asked question papers. In quatitative aptitude section, a total number of questions asked are 26. Out of these 26 questions 3.53% of questions are from Puzzles.

Teaching Methodology

  • Concepts based solutions
  • Short cut methods
  • Spatial visualization
Sample Question

The questions on Puzzle Test may be of any of the following types:

I. Classification Type Questions

II. Seating/Placing Arrangements

III. Comparison Type Questions

IV. Sequential order of things

V. Selection based on given conditions

VI. Questions involving family members — their relationship, their professions, their preferences etc.

VII. Jumbled up Problems

Q: Read the following information carefully and answer the questions that follow:

(i) Five friends P, Q, R. S and T travelled to five different cities of Chennai, Calcutta, Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad by five different modes of transport of Bus. Train, Aeroplane, Car and Boat from Mumbai.

(ii) The person who travelled to Delhi did not travel by boat

(iii) R went to Bangalore by car and Q went to Calcutta by aeroplane.

(iv) S travelled by boat whereas T travelled by train.

(v) Mumbai is not connected by bus to Delhi and Chennai.

1. Which of the following combinations of person and mode is not correct?

(a) P — Bus

(b) Q — Aeroplane

(c) R — Car

(d) S — Boat

(e) T — Aeroplane

2. Which of the following combinations is true for S?

(a) Delhi — Bus

(b) Chennai — Bus

(c) Chennai — Boat

(d) Data Inadequate

(e) None of these

3. Which of the following combinations of place and mode is not correct?

(a) Delhi — Bus

(b) Calcutta — Aeroplane

(c) Bangalore — Car

(d) Chennai -4- Boat

(e) Hyderabad — Bus

4. The person travelling to Delhi went by which of the following modes?

(a) Bus

(b) Train

(c) Aeroplane

(d) Car

(e) Boat

5. Who among the following travelled to Delhi?

(a) R

(b) S

(c) T

(d) Data Inadequate

(e) None of these

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