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# Reasoning Puzzles For CAT Set-3 PDF

Download important CAT Reasoning Puzzles Set-3 PDF based on previously asked questions in CAT exam. Practice Reasoning Puzzles Set-3 for CAT exam.

Instructions

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Seven people, namely K, L, M, N, O, P and Q have to attend a concert but not necessarily in the same order, on seven different months (of the same year) namely January, February, April, May, June, September and November. Each of them also likes a different movie namely X-Men, Transformers, Frozen, Minions, Shrek, Tangled and Rio but not necessarily in the same order. M will attend a concert in a month which has 31 days. Only two people will attend a concert between M and the one who likes Frozen. The one who likes Frozen will attend a concert on one of the months after M. Only two people will attend a concert between the one who likes Frozen and the one who likes Transformers. The one who likes Transformers will attend a concert in a month which has 31 days. K will attend a concert immediately after M. Only three people will attend a concert between K and the one who likes Tangled. Only one person will attend a concert between the one who likes Tangled and L. Only two people will attend a concert between L and the one who likes Rio. The one who likes X-Men will attend a concert immediately before the one who likes Shrek. Only one person will attend a concert between the one who likes Shrek and P. Only three people will attend a concert between Q and O. Q will not attend a concert in a month which has 30 days.

Question 1: How many people will attend a concert after M ?

a) More than three

b) One

c) None

d) Two

e) Three

Instructions

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Seven people, namely, A, B, C, D, E, F and G have an appointment but not necessarily in the same order, on seven different months (of the same year) namely January, February, April, June, August, October and December. Each of them also likes a different activity namely Drawing, Singing, Painting, Boxing, Karate, Craft and Running but not necessarily in the same order. The one who likes Craft has an appointment on one of the months before April. Only two people have an appointment between the one who likes craft and the one who likes painting. Only one person has an appointment between the one who likes painting and the one who likes running The one who likes running has an appointment in a month which has 31 days. Only three people have an appointment between the one who likes running and E. G has an appointment on one of the months before E. G does not have an appointment in the month which has the least number of days. Only three people have an appointment between G and C. Only one person has an appointment between C and the one who likes Karate. The one who likes Karate has an appointment before C. The one who likes singing has an appointment immediately before B. B has an appointment in a month which has less than 31 days. Only one person has an appointment between A and F. A has an appointment before F. Only one person has an appointment between F and the one who likes drawing.

Question 2: How many people have an appointment between the one who has an appointment in February and A ?

a) Three

b) None

c) More than three

d) One

e) Two

Instructions

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Seven boxes— R, S, T, U, V, W and X, are kept one above the other, but not necessarily in the same order. Each box contains different elements­ Chocolates, Accessories, Ribbons, Balloons, Keys, Pins and Nuts, but not necessarily in the same order. Only three boxes are kept between U and V. The ribbon box is kept immediately above U. Only one box is kept between the ribbon box and the nuts box. The nuts box is kept below the ribbon box. Only two boxes are kept between the nuts box and R. S is kept immediately below X. S is not kept immediately above V. Only two boxes are kept between X and the Balloon box. V does not contain balloons. The chocolate box is kept immediately above W. Only three boxes are kept between the chocolates box and the accessories box. W does not contain Keys.

Question 3: Which of the following boxes is kept immediately below ‘R ?

a) The Ribbon Box

b) X

c) W

d) V

e) The Accessories Box

Instructions

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Seven people namely D, E, F, G, H, I and J like seven different monuments namely, Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Charminar, India Gate, Qutub Minar, Victoria Memorial and Sanchi Stupa. Each of them work in either of the three fields viz. Economics, Management and Pharmacy with atleast two of them in a field. (Note: None of the information given is necessarily in the same order.) The one who likes Qutub Minar works in field of Management only with G. The one who likes Charminar works with the one who likes Sanchi Stupa. J works with the one who likes India Gate. I neither works with G nor in the field of Pharmacy. J does not like Charminar. D likes Red Fort. D does not work with J. F work with only one person. F does not like Qutub Minar. H works with I. I does not like Charminar. Neither G nor F likes Taj Mahal.

Question 4: Who amongst the following likes Victoria Memorial ?

a) H

b) J

c) I

d) G

e) F

Instructions

Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below :
Seven persons – M, N, O, P, Q, R and S – live on separate floors of a sevenstoreyed building, but not necessarily in the same order. The ground floor of the building is numbered 1, the floor above it 2 and so on until the topmost floor is numbered 7. Each person likes diffemt cartoon characters, viz, Chipmnuk, Flinstone, Jetson, Popeye, Scooby Doo, Simpson and Tweety, but not necessarily in the same order. The person who likes Popeye lives on floor numbered 4. Only two persons live between P and the one who likes Popeye. M does not live on the lowermost floor. M lives on any odd numbered floor below the one who likes Popeye. S lives on an even numbered floor but neither immediately above nor immediately below the floor of M. Only two persons live between M and the person who likes Tweety. Only one person lives between N and R. R lives on an even numbered floor and does not like Popeye. Only three persons live between the persons who like Chipmnuk and Jetson respectively. The person who likes Chipmnuk live on any floor above the N’s floor. The person who likes Chipmanuk does not live on the topmost floor. O does not like Chipmnuk or Jet-son. The person who likes Scooby Doo lives on the floor immediately above the floor of the perosn who likes Simpson.

Question 5: Who among the following lives on the floor immediately above the floor of M ?

a) N

b) R

c) S

d) O

e) No One

Question 6: In Country A, it is mandatory for all government organizations to provide transportation facilities (home pick-up and drop) to employees if 75% or more number of total employees working in the organization reside more than 15 km away from office. The same, however, does not apply to XY enterprises as only 1500 of their employees travel more than 15 km to work. Which of the following can be inferred from the given statement ?
A. The total number of employees in XY enterprises is definitely more than 2000.
B. Only 25% employees of XY enterprises travel less than 15km to ofice.
C. If 25 new recruits who travel more than 15 km join XY enterprises, the XY enterprises will definitely have to provide transportation facilities.
D. XY enterprises is definitely not a government enterprise

a) Only A

b) Only C

c) Both B and D

d) Only D

e) A,B and C

Question 7: This question consists of information and two statements numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide which of the given statements weaken(s) or strengthen(s) the information and decide the appropriate answer. In order to discourage crowd built-up at railway station X, the platform ticket (charged to all such priced at Rs. 10 should be increased to Rs. 20.
I. The price of ticket from X to nearest railway station is Rs. 12.
II. On an average, every railway station generates Rs. 24 lacs revenue by charging Rs. 10 for platform ticket while X generates Rs.28 lacs.

a) Both statement I and statement II weaken the information.

b) Statement I weakens the information while Statement II is a neutral statement.

c) Statement I strengthens the information while statement II weakens the information.

d) Statement I weakens the information while Statement II strengthens the information.

e) Both statements I and II strengthen the information

Question 8: This question consists of a statement followed by two courses of action numbered I and II given below it. A course of action is an administrative decision to be Everything in the statement to be true and then decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow(s) from the given statement.
Most of the people looking for buying/renting properties these days complain of being taken to the same property by more than 6-7 brokers. So even after contracting multiple agents, they end up having usually the same options.
Courses of action :
I. All the owners should strictly give the responsibility of their properties to only one.
II. The brokers should be instructed to mandatorily disclose the list of all the properties they will
be showing the customers on a particular day before taking them to the actual site.

a) Both I and II follow

b) Only II follows

c) Only I follows

d) Neither I nor II follows

e) Either I or II follows

Question 9: Which of the following symbols should replace the question mark(?) in the given expression in order to make the expressions `H < R’ as well as ‘D ≥ M’ definitely true ?
D ≥ I ≥ H = S ? M < P ≤ R

a) ≥

b) ≤

c) <

d) >

e) =

Question 10: A major portion of cash frow that country M yields is through agricultural activities. However, in past half a decade the revenue earned from agriculture has noticeably reduced.” — A report. Which of the given statements may be a reason for the given situation ?
A. Country M is employing new techniques to yield good crop and boom the productivity.
B. Country M has faced two major droughts in the last five years.
C. The revenue from other industries has increased in the past five years.

a) Only B

b) Both A and B

c) Only A

d) Only C

e) All A, B and C

M will attend a concert in a month which has 31 days, => Let M attend the concert in May.

Only two people will attend a concert between M and the one who likes Frozen and the one who likes Frozen will attend a concert on one of the months after M, => The one who likes frozen will attend concert in November.

Only two people will attend a concert between the one who likes Frozen and the one who likes Transformers, => The one who likes transformers attends concert in May.

K will attend a concert immediately after M, => K will attend concert in June.

Only three people will attend a concert between K and the one who likes Tangled, => The one who likes tangled attend in January.

Only one person will attend a concert between the one who likes Tangled and L, => L will attend in April.

Only two people will attend a concert between L and the one who likes Rio, => The one who likes Rio will attend in September.

The one who likes X-Men will attend a concert immediately before the one who likes Shrek, => The one who likes X-Men will attend concert in February and the one who likes Shrek will attend in April.

Only one person will attend a concert between the one who likes Shrek and P, => P will attend in January.

Only three people will attend a concert between Q and O and Q will not attend a concert in a month which has 30 days, => Q will attend in February, which has less than 30 days.

There are 3 people who will attend a concert after M.

=> Ans – (E)

The one who likes Craft has an appointment on one of the months before April, => Let he has appointment in February.

Only two people have an appointment between the one who likes craft and the one who likes painting, => The one who likes painting has an appointment in August.

Only one person has an appointment between the one who likes painting and the one who likes running and the one who likes running has an appointment in a month which has 31 days, => The one who likes running has an appointment in December.

Only three people have an appointment between the one who likes running and E, => E has appointment in April.

G has an appointment on one of the months before E and G does not have an appointment in the month which has the least number of days, => G has appointment in January.

Only three people have an appointment between G and C, => C has appointment in August.

Only one person has an appointment between C and the one who likes Karate and the one who likes Karate has an appointment before C, => The one who likes Karate has an appointment in April.

The one who likes singing has an appointment immediately before B and B has an appointment in a month which has less than 31 days, => B has appointment in February and G likes Singing.

Only one person has an appointment between A and F and A has an appointment before F, => F has appointment in October.

Only one person has an appointment between F and the one who likes drawing, => The one who likes drawing has appointment in June.

There is only 1 person who has appointment between A and B, who has appointment in February.

=> Ans – (D)

The ribbon box is kept immediately above U.

Only one box is kept between the ribbon box and the nuts box and the nuts box is kept below the ribbon box, => The nuts box is kept immediately below U.

Only three boxes are kept between U and V, => Let V is kept at the top and thus the nuts box is kept second from the bottom.

Only two boxes are kept between the nuts box and R, => Box R is kept immediately above the ribbon box.

S is kept immediately below X and S is not kept immediately above V, => S is kept at the bottom and X is immediately above it.

Only two boxes are kept between X and the Balloon box, => Balloons are kept in box R.

The chocolate box is kept immediately above W, => V contains chocolates and W is immediately below it.

Only three boxes are kept between the chocolates box and the accessories box, => U contains accessories.

W does not contain Keys, => Box S contains keys.

Box T which contains ribbons is kept immediately below R.

=> Ans – (A)

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The one who likes Qutub Minar works in field of Management only with G, => Only 2 people work in Management.

I neither works with G nor in the field of Pharmacy, => I works in Economics.

F work with only one person and F does not like Qutub Minar, => F works in pharmacy with only one other person and thus there are 3people who work in Economics.

H works with I, => H works in Economics.

J works with the one who likes India Gate, => J works in Pharmacy and thus F likes India Gate.

=> E works in Management with G and likes Qutub Minar, and thus D works in Economics.

The one who likes Charminar works with the one who likes Sanchi Stupa and I does not like Charminar, => H likes Charminar and I likes Sanchi Stupa.

G does not likes Taj Mahal, => J likes Taj Mahal.

G likes Victoria Memorial.

=> Ans – (D)

Expression : D ≥ I ≥ H = S ? M < P ≤ R

(i) : H < R : the question mark(?) is changed to any one of {< , =}

(ii) : D ≥ M : the question mark(?) is changed to any one of {> , =}

The intersection in both sets is {=}

$\therefore$ D ≥ I ≥ H = S = M < P ≤ R

=> Ans – (E)