Reasoning Dose – Floor-Flat Based Puzzles for Banking Exams
Reasoning Dose – Floor-Flat Based Puzzles for Banking Exams

Floor-Flat Based Puzzles Questions With Answers

Hello Aspirants, As we all know that Reasoning Puzzle & Seating Arrangement is a vital part of the reasoning section for every competitive exam. There are different kinds of Puzzle Questions asked in the examination. (Like – Linear Puzzle, Seating Arrangement Puzzle, Box Puzzle, Day/ Month/ Year/ Age-Based, Floor Puzzle). So here, In this article, we will provide Floor-Flat Based Puzzles with some questions. These Floor-Flat Based Puzzles questions are important for Bank, SSC, SEBI, NABARD, RBI, LIC, and Other state exams. You can attempt these questions & boost your preparation for your examination.

In the Banking exams, Reasoning Floor-Flat Based Puzzles Questions were asked in the Prelims as well as Mains exam. There are 3-4 Puzzle & Seating Arrangement based questions set asked in the Prelims and mains exam (Bank). You want to score more in the Puzzle section then you should practice more and more Puzzle & Seating Arrangement Questions for Bank PO. These “Floor-Flat Based Puzzles Questions With Answers” are also important for other banking exams such as SBI PO, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, SBI Clerk, IBPS RRB Officer, IBPS RRB Office Assistant, IBPS SO, SBI SO, and other competitive exams.

Floor-Flat Based Puzzles Questions | Set-36

Direction (1-5): Read the following information carefully to answer the questions given below.

Nine people viz. P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W and X live in a building on nine different floors. The ground floor is numbered as 1, the floor just above it is numbered as 2 and so on till top floor which is numbered as 9 (but not necessarily in the same order). They all go to different cities i.e. Mumbai, Pune, Lucknow, Kolkata, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Chennai, Bhopal. Two persons are living between U and V who does not go to Bhopal. The one who goes to Delhi lives immediately above the one who goes to Chennai. T does not go to Delhi and Chennai and is not living on even numbered floor. R is living at one of the floors above S but does not go to Mumbai. The one who goes to Kolkata is living on an even numbered floor below S. P does not live on an odd numbered floor but is immediately above the one who goes to Bhopal. The number of persons living above the one who goes to Lucknow is the same as the number of persons living below the one who goes to Jaipur. Three persons are living above S. No one is living above the one who goes to Mumbai. Three persons are living between T and W, who goes to Lucknow and living at one of the floors above T. The one who goes to Ahmedabad is living at the floor number 2. X does not go to Chennai.

1. How many persons are living between X and the one who goes to Delhi?

A. Three
B. One
C. Four
D. Two
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – D. Two

Explanation:  Three persons are living above S. No one is living above the one who go to Mumbai. The one who goes to Ahmedabad is living at floor number 2. R is living at one of the floors above S but does not go to Mumbai. So, we have two cases:

Case-1 Case-2
Floors Persons Cities Floors Persons Cities
9   Mumbai 9   Mumbai
8 R   8    
7     7 R  
6 S   6 S  
5     5    
4     4    
3     3    
2   Ahmedabad 2   Ahmedabad
1     1    

Three persons are living between T and W, who goes to Lucknow and living at one of the floors above T. The number of persons living above the one who goes to Lucknow is the same as the number of persons below the one who goes to Jaipur. T does not go to Delhi and Chennai and is not living on an even numbered floor. So, the case-2 is eliminated. The one who goes to Kolkata lives on an even numbered floor below S. P does not live on an odd numbered floor but is living immediately above the one who goes to Bhopal. There are two persons are living between U and V who does not go to Bhopal. The one who goes to Delhi lives immediately above the one who goes to Chennai. X does not go to Chennai. The final arrangement:

Case-1
Floors Persons Cities
9 X Mumbai
8 R Pune
7 W Lucknow
6 S Delhi
5 Q Chennai
4 V Kolkata
3 T Jaipur
2 P Ahmedabad
1 U Bhopal

 

2. Who amongst the following go to Pune?

A. X
B. W
C. Q
D. R
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – D. R

Explanation:  Three persons are living above S. No one is living above the one who go to Mumbai. The one who goes to Ahmedabad is living at floor number 2. R is living at one of the floors above S but does not go to Mumbai. So, we have two cases:

Case-1 Case-2
Floors Persons Cities Floors Persons Cities
9   Mumbai 9   Mumbai
8 R   8    
7     7 R  
6 S   6 S  
5     5    
4     4    
3     3    
2   Ahmedabad 2   Ahmedabad
1     1    

Three persons are living between T and W, who goes to Lucknow and living at one of the floors above T. The number of persons living above the one who goes to Lucknow is the same as the number of persons below the one who goes to Jaipur. T does not go to Delhi and Chennai and is not living on an even numbered floor. So, the case-2 is eliminated. The one who goes to Kolkata lives on an even numbered floor below S. P does not live on an odd numbered floor but is living immediately above the one who goes to Bhopal. There are two persons are living between U and V who does not go to Bhopal. The one who goes to Delhi lives immediately above the one who goes to Chennai. X does not go to Chennai. The final arrangement:

Case-1
Floors Persons Cities
9 X Mumbai
8 R Pune
7 W Lucknow
6 S Delhi
5 Q Chennai
4 V Kolkata
3 T Jaipur
2 P Ahmedabad
1 U Bhopal

3. Four of the following five belong to a certain group. Which of the following does not belong to the group?

A. R-Mumbai
B. S-Delhi
C. W-Pune
D. V-Chennai
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – B. S-Delhi

Explanation:  Three persons are living above S. No one is living above the one who go to Mumbai. The one who goes to Ahmedabad is living at floor number 2. R is living at one of the floors above S but does not go to Mumbai. So, we have two cases:

Case-1 Case-2
Floors Persons Cities Floors Persons Cities
9   Mumbai 9   Mumbai
8 R   8    
7     7 R  
6 S   6 S  
5     5    
4     4    
3     3    
2   Ahmedabad 2   Ahmedabad
1     1    

Three persons are living between T and W, who goes to Lucknow and living at one of the floors above T. The number of persons living above the one who goes to Lucknow is the same as the number of persons below the one who goes to Jaipur. T does not go to Delhi and Chennai and is not living on an even numbered floor. So, the case-2 is eliminated. The one who goes to Kolkata lives on an even numbered floor below S. P does not live on an odd numbered floor but is living immediately above the one who goes to Bhopal. There are two persons are living between U and V who does not go to Bhopal. The one who goes to Delhi lives immediately above the one who goes to Chennai. X does not go to Chennai. The final arrangement:

Case-1
Floors Persons Cities
9 X Mumbai
8 R Pune
7 W Lucknow
6 S Delhi
5 Q Chennai
4 V Kolkata
3 T Jaipur
2 P Ahmedabad
1 U Bhopal

4. Which of the following city V goes?

A. Kolkata
B. Chennai
C. Bhopal
D. Jaipur
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. Kolkata

Explanation:  Three persons are living above S. No one is living above the one who go to Mumbai. The one who goes to Ahmedabad is living at floor number 2. R is living at one of the floors above S but does not go to Mumbai. So, we have two cases:

Case-1 Case-2
Floors Persons Cities Floors Persons Cities
9   Mumbai 9   Mumbai
8 R   8    
7     7 R  
6 S   6 S  
5     5    
4     4    
3     3    
2   Ahmedabad 2   Ahmedabad
1     1    

Three persons are living between T and W, who goes to Lucknow and living at one of the floors above T. The number of persons living above the one who goes to Lucknow is the same as the number of persons below the one who goes to Jaipur. T does not go to Delhi and Chennai and is not living on an even numbered floor. So, the case-2 is eliminated. The one who goes to Kolkata lives on an even numbered floor below S. P does not live on an odd numbered floor but is living immediately above the one who goes to Bhopal. There are two persons are living between U and V who does not go to Bhopal. The one who goes to Delhi lives immediately above the one who goes to Chennai. X does not go to Chennai. The final arrangement:

Case-1
Floors Persons Cities
9 X Mumbai
8 R Pune
7 W Lucknow
6 S Delhi
5 Q Chennai
4 V Kolkata
3 T Jaipur
2 P Ahmedabad
1 U Bhopal

5. Which of the following statement is true regarding Q?

A. V is living immediately above Q.
B. Q is not living on an odd numbered floor.
C. Only two floors are there between Q and W.
D. Q is living on floor numbered 4
E. None is true

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Correct Answer – E. None is true

Explanation:  Three persons are living above S. No one is living above the one who go to Mumbai. The one who goes to Ahmedabad is living at floor number 2. R is living at one of the floors above S but does not go to Mumbai. So, we have two cases:

Case-1 Case-2
Floors Persons Cities Floors Persons Cities
9   Mumbai 9   Mumbai
8 R   8    
7     7 R  
6 S   6 S  
5     5    
4     4    
3     3    
2   Ahmedabad 2   Ahmedabad
1     1    

Three persons are living between T and W, who goes to Lucknow and living at one of the floors above T. The number of persons living above the one who goes to Lucknow is the same as the number of persons below the one who goes to Jaipur. T does not go to Delhi and Chennai and is not living on an even numbered floor. So, the case-2 is eliminated. The one who goes to Kolkata lives on an even numbered floor below S. P does not live on an odd numbered floor but is living immediately above the one who goes to Bhopal. There are two persons are living between U and V who does not go to Bhopal. The one who goes to Delhi lives immediately above the one who goes to Chennai. X does not go to Chennai. The final arrangement:

Case-1
Floors Persons Cities
9 X Mumbai
8 R Pune
7 W Lucknow
6 S Delhi
5 Q Chennai
4 V Kolkata
3 T Jaipur
2 P Ahmedabad
1 U Bhopal

Direction (6-10): Read the following information carefully to answer the questions given below.

Eight persons are working on different floors in an eight floored building. Bottommost floor is numbered as 1, floor just above is numbered as 2 and so on till topmost floor is numbered as 8. They get different annual salaries.
There are as many persons working above S as below the person who get 6lakh salary. Three persons are working between T and V and both works on even numbered floor. V works just above the person who gets 2lakh salary and just below the person who get 10lakh salary. There are as many floors between P and U as between U and Q. S works above R and below W. R works just above the person who gets 3lakh salary and just below the person who gets 2lakh salary. P works above the person who gets 8lakh salary but not just above. The person who gets 11lakh salary works above the person who gets 4lakh salary and below the person who gets 5lakh salary.

6. Who among the following get highest annual salary?

A. V
B. T
C. U
D. S
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. V

Explanation:  Three persons are working between T and V and both works on even numbered floor. V works just above the person who gets 2lakh salary and just below the person who gets 10lakh salary. R works just above the person who gets 3lakh salary and just below the person who gets 2lakh salary. Here, we get two possibilities i.e. Case 1 and Case 2. There are as many floors between P and U as between U and Q. S works above R and below W.

Case-1 Case-2
Floors Persons Salary (in Lakh) Floors Persons Salary (in Lakh)
8 T   8 W  
7 W   7 S 10
6 S   6 V  
5 P/Q 10 5 P/Q 2
4 V   4 R  
3 U 2 3 U 3
2 R   2 T  
1 Q/P 3 1 Q/P  

There are as many persons work above S as below the person who gets 6lakh salary. Here, Case 1 is ruled out. P works above the person who gets 8lakh salary but not just above. The person who gets 11lakh salary works above the person who gets 4lakh salary and below the person who gets 5lakh salary. So, the final arrangement will be: –

Case-2
Floors Persons Salary (in Lakh)
8 W 5
7 S 10
6 V 11
5 P 2
4 R 4
3 U 3
2 T 6
1 Q 8

7. How much salary S gets?

A. 3 lakh
B. 11 lakh
C. 10 lakh
D. 8 lakh
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – C. 10 lakh

Explanation:  Three persons are working between T and V and both works on even numbered floor. V works just above the person who gets 2lakh salary and just below the person who gets 10lakh salary. R works just above the person who gets 3lakh salary and just below the person who gets 2lakh salary. Here, we get two possibilities i.e. Case 1 and Case 2. There are as many floors between P and U as between U and Q. S works above R and below W.

Case-1 Case-2
Floors Persons Salary (in Lakh) Floors Persons Salary (in Lakh)
8 T   8 W  
7 W   7 S 10
6 S   6 V  
5 P/Q 10 5 P/Q 2
4 V   4 R  
3 U 2 3 U 3
2 R   2 T  
1 Q/P 3 1 Q/P  

There are as many persons work above S as below the person who gets 6lakh salary. Here, Case 1 is ruled out. P works above the person who gets 8lakh salary but not just above. The person who gets 11lakh salary works above the person who gets 4lakh salary and below the person who gets 5lakh salary. So, the final arrangement will be: –

Case-2
Floors Persons Salary (in Lakh)
8 W 5
7 S 10
6 V 11
5 P 2
4 R 4
3 U 3
2 T 6
1 Q 8

8. How many persons are working below the floor in which P is working?

A. Five
B. Four
C. Three
D. Two
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – B. Four

Explanation:  Three persons are working between T and V and both works on even numbered floor. V works just above the person who gets 2lakh salary and just below the person who gets 10lakh salary. R works just above the person who gets 3lakh salary and just below the person who gets 2lakh salary. Here, we get two possibilities i.e. Case 1 and Case 2. There are as many floors between P and U as between U and Q. S works above R and below W.

Case-1 Case-2
Floors Persons Salary (in Lakh) Floors Persons Salary (in Lakh)
8 T   8 W  
7 W   7 S 10
6 S   6 V  
5 P/Q 10 5 P/Q 2
4 V   4 R  
3 U 2 3 U 3
2 R   2 T  
1 Q/P 3 1 Q/P  

There are as many persons work above S as below the person who gets 6lakh salary. Here, Case 1 is ruled out. P works above the person who gets 8lakh salary but not just above. The person who gets 11lakh salary works above the person who gets 4lakh salary and below the person who gets 5lakh salary. So, the final arrangement will be: –

Case-2
Floors Persons Salary (in Lakh)
8 W 5
7 S 10
6 V 11
5 P 2
4 R 4
3 U 3
2 T 6
1 Q 8

9. Which of the following statement is true?

A. Q works at even numbered floor
B. U gets lowest annual salary
C. S works at topmost floor
D. More than two persons are working between R and S
E. None is true

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Correct Answer – E. None is true

Explanation:  Three persons are working between T and V and both works on even numbered floor. V works just above the person who gets 2lakh salary and just below the person who gets 10lakh salary. R works just above the person who gets 3lakh salary and just below the person who gets 2lakh salary. Here, we get two possibilities i.e. Case 1 and Case 2. There are as many floors between P and U as between U and Q. S works above R and below W.

Case-1 Case-2
Floors Persons Salary (in Lakh) Floors Persons Salary (in Lakh)
8 T   8 W  
7 W   7 S 10
6 S   6 V  
5 P/Q 10 5 P/Q 2
4 V   4 R  
3 U 2 3 U 3
2 R   2 T  
1 Q/P 3 1 Q/P  

There are as many persons work above S as below the person who gets 6lakh salary. Here, Case 1 is ruled out. P works above the person who gets 8lakh salary but not just above. The person who gets 11lakh salary works above the person who gets 4lakh salary and below the person who gets 5lakh salary. So, the final arrangement will be: –

Case-2
Floors Persons Salary (in Lakh)
8 W 5
7 S 10
6 V 11
5 P 2
4 R 4
3 U 3
2 T 6
1 Q 8

10.Four of the following five are alike in certain way and hence form a group, find the one which does not belong to that group?

A. R-6
B. P-8
C. V-4
D. S-2
E. None of these

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Explanation:  Three persons are working between T and V and both works on even numbered floor. V works just above the person who gets 2lakh salary and just below the person who gets 10lakh salary. R works just above the person who gets 3lakh salary and just below the person who gets 2lakh salary. Here, we get two possibilities i.e. Case 1 and Case 2. There are as many floors between P and U as between U and Q. S works above R and below W.

Case-1 Case-2
Floors Persons Salary (in Lakh) Floors Persons Salary (in Lakh)
8 T   8 W  
7 W   7 S 10
6 S   6 V  
5 P/Q 10 5 P/Q 2
4 V   4 R  
3 U 2 3 U 3
2 R   2 T  
1 Q/P 3 1 Q/P  

There are as many persons work above S as below the person who gets 6lakh salary. Here, Case 1 is ruled out. P works above the person who gets 8lakh salary but not just above. The person who gets 11lakh salary works above the person who gets 4lakh salary and below the person who gets 5lakh salary. So, the final arrangement will be: –

Case-2
Floors Persons Salary (in Lakh)
8 W 5
7 S 10
6 V 11
5 P 2
4 R 4
3 U 3
2 T 6
1 Q 8

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