Types Of Puzzle To Prepare For SBI PO Prelims Exam 2020

Types of Puzzle for SBI PO Prelims Exam 2020: SBI PO is one of the most popular recruitment process. It consist of three sections: Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning and English. Reasoning carries a total of 35 marks out of 100 in SBI PO Prelims Exam. The most scoring area to ace reasoning is Puzzles and seating arrangement. We have come up with the types of puzzle that can sail you through the SBI PO Prelims Exam.

Puzzles are the most common scoring topic that is seen in almost all the banking examination. Talking about SBI PO Prelims Exam, there are atleast 3-4 puzzles that is prevalent in the exam. This mean you can fetch around 5-7 marks or more out of the puzzle out of the total 35 marks.

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Types of Puzzle for SBI PO Prelims 2020

SBI PO Prelims Exam generally occurs in the month of June. However, if a student want to make a mark, he/ she should prepare for it from now onwards. With every passing year, SBI is throwing new challenges for the student with the rising competition. So, it is best for the aspirants to make a perfect preparation plan to ace the exam. If a student prepare for puzzles in reasoning, it can fetch them around 5-7 or even more marks in the prelims exam. Here are few types of puzzles to ace the exam:

  • Box based puzzles
  • Floor/ lift based puzzles
  • Day/ Month/ Year based puzzles.
  • Age based puzzles
  • Puzzles based on categorization.
  • Puzzles based on comparison. (Based on height, color, marks, age etc)
  • Puzzles based on Blood Relation.
  • Designation based (salary, experience etc)
  • Linear puzzle
  • Parallel lines puzzles
  • Circular puzzle
  • Mix/ Uncertain puzzle


Questions Based on Puzzles

I. Here is the example of week based puzzle:

Question: A group of seven persons –J, K, L, M, N, O and P like different fruits i.e. kiwi, mango, apple, guava, watermelon, orange and strawberry. They attend classes on different days of week starting from Monday to Sunday. No two persons has class on same day of the week. N attends class on Friday. Only one person attends class between the one who likes guava and the one who likes watermelon. K likes apple. More than one person attends the class between the one who likes orange and the one who likes strawberry. N likes Guava. M likes kiwi. P attends class on Sunday. Only one person attends class between J and L. Neither the one who likes orange nor the one who likes kiwi attends the class on Saturday. K attends class on Tuesday. The one who likes mango attends the class before the one who likes apple.


Q1. How many persons attend the class between the one who likes orange and P?
(a) one
(b) two
(c) three
(d) more than three
(e) None of these

Answer: (c)

Q2.Who likes Watermelon?
(a) K
(b) L
(c) M
(d) P
(e) None of these

Answer: (d)

Q3.Who attends class on Thursday?
(a) J
(b) L
(c) M
(d) O
(e) None of these

Ans: (d)

Q4.Who attends class on Saturday?
(a) K
(b) O
(c) P
(d) L
(e) None of these

Answer: (b)

Q5. If K is related to Mango and N is related to Kiwi, then in the similar way, P is related to?
(a) Apple
(b) Orange
(c) Strawberry
(d) Kiwi
(e) Cannot be determined

Answer: (c)

II. Puzzles based on colors:

Question: Seven persons i.e. A, B, C, D, E, F and G who all like different colours i.e. Green, Red, Blue, Yellow, Black, Pink and White but not necessarily in the same order. D likes Black colour. Neither A nor E likes Pink colour. Neither F nor A likes Yellow colour. Neither A, B nor E likes Green Colour. Neither B nor E likes Yellow colour. Neither C nor F likes Green colour. B does not like pink and white colour. A does not like white and Red colour.


Q1. A like which of the following colour?
(a) Pink
(b) Red
(c) Blue
(d) White
(e) None of these

Answer: (c)

Q2. Which of the following combination of colour and person is correct?
(a) C-Yellow
(b) A-White
(c) B-Pink
(d) D-Yellow
(e) None of these

Answer: (a)

Q3. Who among the following likes Pink colour?
(a) E
(b) F
(c) D
(d) G
(e) None of these

Answer: (b)

Q4. Which of the following combination is incorrect?
(a) A-Blue
(b) C-Yellow
(c) G-Green
(d) E-Pink
(e) All are correct

Answer: (d)

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