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## High Level Puzzles for IBPS PO 2017

Direction : ( 1-5) Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.

Rajnikant is planning to escape a prison along with some other convicts including his brother, thus a total of six persons are planning for the escape. The other convicts are Shera, Kaalia, Rajan , Saleem and Shakeel. The prison is built in such a way that there are five floors in the building with topmost floor numbered as 5th , 4th below it till the bottommost(ground) floor as 1st. There are eight cells on each floor, four facing the other four, such that there are two rows. These cells are marked alphabetically in such a way that cell A is at one of the ends with cell B facing it, followed by cell C neighbouring A, and facing D and this pattern continues on till the cell marked as H. Each and every convict lives on a differently marked cell.

Only one person is kept on the second floor. Only two persons are kept in the cells which are on the row which does not have any of the cell marked as vowel. Shera is imprisoned in a cell marked as a vowel and on an even numbered floor. Rajan is kept on an even numbered floor, but not above Saleem. No one is kept on the cells which are marked as the one diagonally opposite to the cell of Saleem. Rajan and the person kept on the cell marked as F are on the same floor. Only one person is kept on the cell marked as a vowel and he is not named as a vowel. Rajan is not kept at any of the ends, while the person kept in the cell immediately opposite to the cell below Saleem’s cell is kept at one the ends. Kaalia is kept in a cell opposite to the vacant cell between the cell of Sakeel and Rajan.

1.Which of following is the mark of the cell in which no one is kept?-

A. F
B. A
C. D
D. G
E. Both options (B) and (C)

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E. Both options (B) and (C)

2. It is given that

(i) Staircase are provided at the same end where cell marked as H is there and right between the two rows such that no cells are there beyond it.

(ii) There is only one bunch of keys and every cell has a different key.

(iii) Rajnikant  lives in cell B on 5th floor

(iv) All the other cell except those in which six convicts are kept are empty.

If Rajnikant was able to make the duplicate key of his cell but in order to get the keys of other cells, he has to get to cell D on floor 3 as the guard forgot to remove the keys from that cell’s lock, then how many empty cells will Rajnikant pass through counting only the cells which are to his left?

A. 8
B. More than 8
C. Less than four
D. Four
E. None of these

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D. Four

After exiting his cell (but did not pass through) Rajnikant will have to get to the staircase, on the way he will pass through cells D and F on the fifth floor and cell G and E on third floor before reaching his destination.

3. It is given that:-

(i) Staircase are provided at the same end where cell marked as H is there and right between the two rows such that no cells are there beyond it.

(ii) There is only one bunch of keys and every cell has a different key.

(iii) Rajnikant  lives in cell B on 5th floor

(iv) All the other cell except those in which six convicts are kept are empty. Some more conditions are given that:

(i) After obtaining the keys, Rajnikant  starts to free other five convicts using those keys.

(ii) He chooses a path by which he has to travel the least.

(iii) Exit gates of the prison are at the ground floor.

(iv) While freeing the convicts, Rajnikant  does not skip any of the floors which has convicts. How many maximum keys will Rajnikant  have to try to identify the key of the prison door of the of convict Rajan?

A. More than 38
B. 38
C. 36
D. Less than 36
E. 37

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C. 36

As there are keys to all the cells of the building in that bunch, that means there are 8×5=40 keys in total. As it is given that Rajnikant  will choose a route by which he would have to travel the least distance, that means that Rajnikant  will head towards upper floors instead of the lower ones. Before reaching the convict Rajan, he will have to pass through Kaalia and Sakeel. As he unlocks the door of Sakeel then Kaalia, two of the thirty nine keys(fortieth one was already inside the lock) will be eliminated for the trial. And out of 37 keys left maximum 36 will have to be tried in order to identify the correct key.

4.

It is given that:- (i) Staircase are provided at the same end where cell marked as H is there and right between the two rows such that no cells are there beyond it.

(ii) There is only one bunch of keys and every cell has a different key.

(iii) Rajnikant  lives in cell B on 5th floor

(iv) All the other cell except those in which six convicts are kept are empty. Some more conditions are given that:

(i) After obtaining the keys, Rajnikant  starts to free other five convicts using those keys.

(ii) He chooses a path by which he has to travel the least.

(iii) Exit gates of the prison are at the ground floor.

(iv) While freeing the convicts, Rajnikant  does not skip any of the floors which has convicts.

If the convicts whose doors are unlocked by Rajnikant , immediately starts heading towards the exit gates (all the convicts walks with same speed) and wait for Rajnikant who is to come only after freeing all the convicts, then who among the following will be the second last to reach the exit door)?

A. Rajnikant
B. Shera
C. Saleem
D. Rajan
E. None of these

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E. None of these

After unlocking the doors of the upper cells, Rajnikant will head towards the cell of Shera which is on the second floor and after unlocking his door, they both will head towards the exit door and as their walking speed is the same(given in the question), they both will reach the exit gates together. So, the answer will be none of these.

5.Which of the following convicts is/are kept on third floor?

A. Rajan
B. Sakeel
C. Both Rajan and Sakeel
D. None of these
E. No one

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E. No one

Direction : ( 6-8) Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.

In a Bike Racing competition five friends L, M, N, O and X participated in bike racing competition. All of them covered different distances. The distances were 28, 29, 31, 34 and 36 kilometer, but not necessarily in the same order. The rank obtained by each person is not necessarily related to the amount of distance covered by them. Similarly, the colour of bike of each person was different. Bike’s colors were black, blue, yellow, green and red. Each person was called for racing one by one. M and the person, who was given the chance at fifth position to drive, covered more than 30 Kilometres. And neither of the two was has blue colour bike. N’s bike was green. He ride immediately before the person who got the first rank. The person whose position was fourth, was has red color bike and run the bike two kilometre less than the person who run the bike only after one person. X was called first to ride. But he did not get the last rank. One who drove immediately after L was has yellow color bike. O was not the person who covered 31 or at 36 kilometres. The person has black color bike did not covered 31 kilometres. The person has blue color bike did not obtained 2nd or 4th rank. Ranking of N is the same as the position at which the one who covered 28 kms ride. Ranking of O is not lower than that of the one with red color bike.

6.Which of the following persons has yellow color Bike?

A. O
B. X
C. M
D. Data Inadequate
E. None of these

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A. O

 Friends Bike Riding Position Colors of Bike Distance Rank L 4 Red 28 5th M 3 Black 36 1st N 2 Green 29 4th O 5 Yellow 34 2nd P 1 Blue 31 3rd

7.Who among the following persons got the first rank?-

A. M
B. L
C. N
D. Data inadequate
E. Other than these options

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A. M

 Friends Bike Riding Position Colors of Bike Distance Rank L 4 Red 28 5th M 3 Black 36 1st N 2 Green 29 4th O 5 Yellow 34 2nd P 1 Blue 31 3rd

8.Which of the following correctly shows the positions at which the following persons drove?

L M N O X
(1) 4 3 2 5 1
(2) 4 3 2 1 5
(3) 3 4 2 5 1
(4) 4 2 3 1 5

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
E. Other than these options

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A. 1

 Friends Bike Riding Position Colors of Bike Distance Rank L 4 Red 28 5th M 3 Black 36 1st N 2 Green 29 4th O 5 Yellow 34 2nd P 1 Blue 31 3rd

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