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Puzzle 1
WRITTEN TEST
written test consisted of 10 ques with 8,6 & 4 marks .there was only one 8 mark question.
(order is not the same as asked)
1: a man brought some watermelons to town and sold them. he sold 1/2 more than 1/2 of what he brought and
he was left with one melon. how many melons did he bring to town?
ans: 3
2: when u reverse the digits of age of father u will get the age of son. one year ago the age of father was
twice that of son’s age. what are the current ages of father and son?
ans: 73 & 37
3: there will be four friends ,one is doctor, one is lawyer… they are having four cars one ferrari,corvette …. there were some conditions and we were suppose to find what is profession of each one and what car they own. this was the one for 8 marks.
4: there is a circular ring in which there are 12 black mice and one white mice . a cat walks circularly
in the ring and eats every 12th mice. where should the cat start so that the white mice is the last one to be
eaten by cat?
ans: if the cat moves circularly it has to start from the 11th mice (clockwise) w.r.t. to white one.
5: a farmer grows four types of crops say W,X,Y & Z . two conditions were given:
1> if the farmer grows crop W in a year then also grows X that year
2> if the farmer grows crop Z one year then he
never grows crop Y next year
there were 6 choices among which we were suppose tofind one correct one which does not violate the two
conditions the choices were some thing like:( first pair denotes crops grown first year and second after
semicolon represents crops grown next year) W,X ; X,Z (this one is a valid one)
Ans: I don’t remember the choices but the ans was option C
6: in a class there are less than 500 students . when it is divided by 3 it gives a whole number. similarly
when it is divided by 4,5 or 7 gives a whole number. find the no. of students in the class
ans: 420
7: there are three types of birds A,B & C . A costs 5pounds, B costs 3 Pounds and C costs 1/3 of a pound.
find the no. of A,B &C such that u will get 100 birds for 100 pounds. (I think we were suppose to find 3
answers since there were 3 rows in the answer)
ans: A : 4 B : 18 C: 78 (i wrote only one)
8:there are 5 persons who have won top five places in an event in Olympics . one of them asks all the five
regarding thier positions, they reply as:
A: “i am not the last”
B: “c is in third place”
c: “E is behind A”
d: “B is in first place”
e: “D is not the first”
the persons who have won gold and silver have lied find the positions in order(format: name of first,name of second,..)
ans: B,D,E,A,C
9: a coffee seller has two types of coffee Brand A costing 5 bits per pound and Brand B costing 3 bits
per pound. he mixes two brands to get a 40 pound mixture. he sold this at 6 bits per pound. the seller
gets a profit of 33 1/2 percent. how much he has used Brand A in the mixture?
ans: 30 pounds
10: (I don’t remember since i couldn’t answer this)
INTERVIEW
interview was very cool. only thing is that they will see ur confidence and way of thinking. they also asked
me two reasoning problems .
* tell abt ur self
* what is ur strength?
* What are the initiatives u have taken to learn apart
from ur regular studies?
* what were u doing till now?
* have u organized any event in ur college? was the event held for the first time at ur college?
* what do u think is a major failure in ur life which always haunts u ?
* since i was born and brought up in city outside Bangalore they asked me whether i was comfortable
working anywhere in India.
analytical ques:
1: u are given with two identical iron bars. one of them is magnetized and the other is not. u are suppose
to find which one is magnetized. u are not suppose to use any other thing.
my ans: first time i told that i will suspend the bars freely. but then they told me that i am not suppose to
use any external help. i took some time and then realized that a magnetic bar in the middle repels
towards the end . i told that place one of the bars horizontal & then move the other one perpendicularly
to it . if it repels towards any of ends then the horizontal one is magnetized if it attracts then is
not. They were convinced
2: what is the result of (xa)*(xb)*(xc)*………..*(xy)*(xz) ? my ans: i told that since there is a term (xx) the
answer is zero. They told ok. finally they asked me whether i have any questions to
them i asked them what is the duration of training and what is field which i will be working on if i get selected.
Puzzle 2
1) There are 15 poles in a straight line each equally placed from each other. The time taken to reach the 10th pole after a man starts walking from 1st pole is 10 seconds. What is the time required to
reach 15th pole.
1A)Let any two poles be placed x units apart.
Distance between 1st and 10th pole=(101)x=9x units.
Distance between 1st and 15th pole=(151)x=14x units.
If time taken to cover 9x units is 10 seconds,
then time taken to cover 14x units is…..
(10*14x)/9x = 15.55 seconds.
2)A prisoner tried to escape from the jail in five different ways in five consecutive days from monday to friday, but in vain.The five ways are….
(a)Tried to bribe the jailer of the prison.
(b)Tried to escape in the giuse of a jailer.
(c)Tried to dig a tunnel in the jailcell.
(d)Escape in the guise of visitor to the jail.
(e)Escape in the guise of work party who came to work in the jail.
Condition:
1Two days before he tried to dig the tunnel he tried to bribe the jailer.
2It was not monday or friday when he tried to escape in the guise of a
visior to the jail.
3The day before he tried to escape in the guise of a jailer he tried tobribe the Jailer.
4The day after he tried to escape in the guise of a visitor to the jail, he tried to escape in the guise of work party person.On each of the five days which method he used to escape.
2A)From condition 1 and 3 we can say that the rpisoner tried to escape in methods a,b,c in order on 3 consecutive days. from conditions 2 and 3 and the order for a,b,c we can say that the order for thursday and friday was
e,d in order.So, the order from monday through friday will be a,b,c,e,d.
3)A cube of 3cm side is coloured red on all of its six faces. It is cut into
small cubes of side 1cm each.
(a) No. of small cubes with 3 faces coloured red : 8
(b) No. of small cubes with 2 faces coloured red : 12
(c) No. of small cubes with 1 face coloured red : 6
(d) No. of small cubes with no faces coloured red : 1
4)Two trains each 1/6 mile in length run in opposite dirctions to each other with equal speed of 60 miles/hour. What is the time taken to completely cross over the two trains.
4A)Speed at which two trains travel towards eachother = 60+60 = 120 miles/hour.
Total length to be covered = (1/6)+(1/6) = 2/6 mile.
Time to taken to cover 2/6 mile at speed of 120 miles/hour is…..
(2/6)/120 = 1/360 hour = 10 seconds.
5)A bag contains 20 yellow balls, 10 green balls, 5 white balls, 8 black balls,
and 1 red ball. How many minimum balls one should pick out so that to make sure
the he gets atleast 2 balls of same colour.
5A) 6
6)A and B are two friends, together they go out for shopping. A buys a hat and a suit,
all together A spends 15 rupees. B buys a hat which costs same as the suit bought by
A. B even buys a dress which cost her one rupee less than the cost of hat bought by A.
B says to A that “If at all I had bought my hat by spending one and half times the
money u spent on buying ur hat, we both would have spent the same amount on buying
our items(together, i.e., 15 rupees).
(a) what is the cost of hat bought by A.
(b) The money A and B apent together.
6A) Lets say A spent x and y rupees on hat and suit respectively.
from the conditions we can say B spent y and x1 rupees on hat and dress respectively.
From what B told to A we can write that…..
=> x + y = 15 = (3/2)x + (x1)
=> (3/2)x + (x1) = 15
=> (5/2)x – 1 = 15
=> (5/2)x = 16
=> x = 16 * (2/5)
=> x = 32/5 = Rupees 6.40 paise
(a) answer is 6.40 Rupees.
(b) Total A alone spent = x+y =15.
B spent = y + (x1) = (x+y)1 = 151 = 14 Rupees.
So, together they spent = 15 + 14 = 29 Rupees.
answer is 29 Rupees.
7)A man wearing a hat stands on a bridge across a river. At an instant his hat falls
into the river and starts flowing along with the atream at the same speed of the stream.
At the same instant the man jumps into the river and starts swimming in the direction
opposite to the stream, like that he swims for 10 minute , then he turns back and
starts swimming in the direction of the stream to retrieve the hat. He retrieves the hat
under another bridge which is 1000 yards away down the stream from the first bridge.
What is the speed of the river.
7A)Let the swimming speed of man be = a yds/min.
speed of stream = b yds/min.
Then the man swims at (ab) yds/min. against the stream.
and (a+b) yds/min in direction with the stream.
Lets assume the man covered a distance of x in 10 min swim up the stream at speed (ab).
The time taken by him to cover the same distance down the stream at speed (a+b) is…
=> 10(ab)/(a+b)
The total time of travel(being same for both), hat and the man be ‘t’.
Time taken by hat to travel from first bridge to the bridge down stream 1000 yards
away at speed b is ‘t’ minutes.
Time taken by man to travel from first bridge to the bridge down stream 1000 yards
away at speed (a+b) will be [t{10+[(10(ab)/(a+b))]}] minutes.
There for we have for hat b*t=1000 yds. ——> (1)
for man …. (a+b)[t(10(ab)/(a+b))] = 1000 yds. ——> (2)
solving equations (1) and (2) we get
=> t=20 minutes.
Answer : so, speed os the stream is 1000/20= 50 yds/min.
8)A train travels at a particular speed for a duration of one hour, after which one
of its engine malfunctions reducing its speed to 3/5th of the actual speed before the
occurance of fault in engine. It travels at this speed for 2 hours to reach at its
destination. If the fault had occured 50 miles later on, the train would have reached
its destination 45 minuts early. Find the distance traveled by the train.
8A)
Let the actual speed of train be X miles/hour.
after fault its speed will be reduced to 3X/5 miles/hour.
If we could find the speed of the train, we will get the solution!!!
Short method:
On observation one can find that time difference( 45 minutes) occur between two cases,
in the 50 miles distance travelled by the train at two different speeds(X and 3X/5).
=> If the time taken to cover 50 miles at speed 3X/5 is ‘t’ hours then time taken to
travel 50 miles at speed X is t(45/60) = (t0.75) hours.
We can write …=> (3X/5)*t = X*[t0.75] = 50 miles –>(i)
solving we get… t=15/8 hours.
then substituting value of ‘t’ in first term of eq. (i) => (3X/5)*15/8=50
solving we get… X= 400/9 miles/hour.
Answer : So, solving the problem with first case we get the distance travelled
by the train as 97.77 miles.
Long Method:
From conditions we can write eq. => (X*1) + (3X/5)*2 = D miles. —>(1)
where, D is distance travelled by the train.
From second case, we can write, => (X*1) + 50 + [(3X/5)*(3150/X0.75)]=D miles.–>(2)
from (1) we can write => 11X/5 = D => X=5d/11
from (2) we cab write => X+50+(3X/5)*(1.2550/X)=D
=> 7X/4 + 20 = D –>(3),
substituting value of X=5D/11 in (3) we get => D= 880/9 = 97.77 miles.
So, answer is 97.77 miles.
9) In this problem five persons names are given, and also the ages of these persons and
the names of the houses they live in , not in the order. Some conditions are given.
we need to satisfy all the conditions and find the correct ages of all the persons
and the houses they live in , in order.( 10 marks)
Puzzle 3
1) A diamond was stolen. The police arrested three thiefs and each one of them told as follows:
Bob : one of the other two stole. I did not.
Scott : one of the other two stole. I did not.
Tommy : one of the other two stole. I did not.
The police found out that tommy was lying and caught the thief. Who was the thief?
( Any kid can answer this ) ans: Tommy
2) A man filling his vehicle with 12 gallons starts his journey and (when he starts he) finds that there is a leak in the tank . his car travels at a speed of 50kmph. After 4 hrs , his fuel tank is empty. If for each gallon of fuel could cover a distance of 25 kms , how much gallons of fuel has been wasted?
Ans : 4 gallons
B’coz , in 4 hrs the vehicle could’ve traveled 200 kms but with that amount of gallons and its capacity he could’ve traveled for 300 kms but due to the leak he has traveled only for 200 kms ( 100 kms not traveled ) . Hence, 100 / 25 = 4 gallons were wasted!
3) In a party each of the men dances with three women and each of the women dance with three men.Each of pair of the men have two dancers in common.Find the number of people who attended the party. Ans : 8
4) If xy=z and 1>=y>x then which of the following is/are not true :
Ans : ( 5 options (expressions ) are given out of which the answer is y=z )
5) This one is a very long question but easy if u have time to read and solve!
There are 5 towns—nalanda, Thrilothika , ( cant remember their names. )So say, N, T, S, R, M. Out of these , 4 are capitals, 3 industrial towns , two harbours, two hill stations. Now some data are given involving longitudes and latitudes such as, one of the hilltowns donot lie in the longitude in which the harbour which is also an industrial town lies and so on. And also, the population of the towns is involved from which the following 4 questions should b answered.
I can remember only the last two questions :
 The town which is a harbour, industrial town and capital —–T
 The town that is not a capital——Nalanda
6) Very simple one. There is a plant in the middle of the garden which doubles every day. If it has taken for it 50 days to cover the whole garden , how many days would have taken for it to cover half of the garden.
Ans: 49
7) There are 5 players who’ve won the first 5 places. The 5 players ,each tells a statement about the position of the players. Here , the gold and silver medalists lie and the others tell the truth. Their statements are as follows :
 A : I am not the last
 B : C is the third
 C : A is behind E
 D : B is not the second
 E : ( can’t remember )
Now, arrange them in the order ( First to Last )
Ans : DBEAC
8 ) There is a manager, buyer, cashier , clerk and a floorkeeper. These five people are Anna , Bob, Clark , Davis and Elvis . floor keeper and clerk eat together b/w 11.30 to 12.30. the other three eat b/w 12.30 to 1.30. Anna & Clark are sisters. clerk & cashier share the same bachelor’s apartment. Anna & Bob eat lunch together and play a game during lunch. One day , Davis came early from lunch and found that Elvis had gone early and so reported that to the manager.
Ans : I got the answer as manager = Anna, buyer = Elvis, cashier = Bob , clerk = Davis and floorkeeper = Clark but my friend has got it as manager = Bob, buyer = Anna, cashier = Elvis , clerk = Davis and floorkeeper = Clark . So better check the answer!
9) Quarter of the time from midnight plus half of the time to the next midnight equals that time. What is the time?
Ans : 9.36 { let time be x; ¼( x0) + ½( 24x) = x ) }
10) Find the value of X , Y and Z in the following summation :
X X X X
Y Y Y Y
Z Z Z Z
+
Y X X X Z
Ans : X=9 ; Y = 1 ; Z =8
Puzzle 4
1) A person went to a town from a village.He sold half the water melons he had and half a melon.He then returned to village with 1 water melon.How many water melons did he he have initially?( 3marks)
ans: 3
2)a costs rs5/ pounds,b costs rs3/ pounds.if they r mixed and sold for rs 6 , we get a profit of 33 1/3 %.etc,
3) 5 athletes A,B,C,D,E participted in olympics.they gave the following statements:
A:” I am never last”.
B: c is always 3.
C: D is never first.
D: A is always behind E.
E: I am second.
Due to modesty or some other reason , the persons who won the gold and silver medals lied. The three worst runners told the truth. Write the arrangement.
4) dont remember.
5) Data abt persons,their professions, thier cars were given.Some statements were given .we have to find the profession and the posession of cars of the persons.
6)A father said if u reverse the digits of my age u will get my cons age.An year ago, my age was twice the age of my son.Find the present ages of son and father.
ans:37,73.
7)A farmmer has 5 crops peas,kelly,c,b,d.He has to sow 3 crops at a time each year.If c is selected then b must also be selected.K must not be sown in consequent years.optionsweregiven.the answer was c.
8)there are 12 black rats and 1 white rat in a ring.Where should the cat start eating if the last rat it eats is always the thirteenth white rat.
Dont remember the exact verbose.
9)A hen costs 5 pounds , a rhost( spelling mistake) costs 3 pounds, 3 chicken costs 1 pound.If atleast one bird is selected how many hens , rhosts, chickens must be selected to get total no. of birds as 100 and total amt 100 pounds.
10)A number when taken one third,one fourth, one fifth and one seventh of it will always give a whole number.whats it?
ans:420
Puzzle 5
 There was a burglary in a jewellery shop. Police got hold of three suspects – Sam, Tommy and Ram. Each one of them told – “One of the other two did it. I did not do it.” On inquiry police found out that there was one thief & Tommy was lying. Who was the thief amongst the three suspects?{Ans: Tommy}
 A wall clock goes slow by 10 mins in an hour. In an hour by the wall clock, a table clock goes fast by 10 mins. In an hour by the table clock, an alarm clock goes slow by 5 mins. In an hour by the alarm clock, a wrist watch goes fast by 5 mins. All the four clocks were set to correct time at noon. What will the wrist watch show at 6 PM.?{6P.M. – please cross check. I am not very much confident with this answer}
 Complete the series Fresherscom
 a) 46,256 , 3125 , 256 , 27 , ________ ,1
 b) 3 , 10 , 7 , 8 , ______ , 12 , 9 , 16
{Solution: Series a:> 6^6 , 5^5 , 4^4 , 3^3 , 2^2 , 1^1
Series b:> 1^{st} element + last element = 19
2^{nd} element + 2^{nd} last element = 19 …..
so blank will be 11 (8+11=19) Freshersworld.com
}
 A ball falls from a height of 180 feet. It rebounces to 1/10^{th} of the previous height. What will be the total distance covered before the ball comes to rest
{Solution: 2*a/(1r). Here a=180 % r=1/10=0.1}
 I went to the market to get stamps of denominations 2P, 7P, 10P, 15P & 20P. For three types of stamps I was supposed to get 5 each & for the other two types I was supposed to get 6 each. Total cost of stamps was 3 rupees. Which stamps were 5 each & which were 6 each?
 Man says – “Sum of my age & ages of my 3 distant cousins is 50. All our ages are prime numbers”. Find ages of the cousins. [Condition: 1 is not to be considered as prime number]
{Solution: 3, 2, 2 Man’s age is 43}
 The petrol tank of a car can store 12 gallons of fuel. There was a leak in the fuel tank. After refueling, the driver drove at 50mph for 4 hours after which he ran out of fuel. How much fuel was lost? [Condition: Car runs 25miles per gallon] {Ans: 4 gallons}
 There are three teams – DoIt, ActIt & ThinkIt – playing basketball in a championship. Three friends are speculating about the result:
1^{st} : Either DoIt or ThinkIt will make it
2^{nd} : DoIt is not going to make it
3^{rd} : Neither ThinkIt or DoIt will make it
Only one of them turned out to be correct. Which team won? {Ans: ActIt}
 There was a question which stated good names of four names & jumbled up their nicknames. We were supposed to find out the appropriate nicknames. I don’t remember the exact conditions. But final answer was
Anand > PERICH
Anindya > DUMMY Freshersworld.com
Madhavan > ZOMBIE
Murali > MADDY
{In case you get these options, use this combination blindfold}
 There was another problem regarding 5 international students speaking different foreign languages. Certain conditions were give & we were supposed to find out who spoke/ didn’t speak which language.
English test was easy – as it always is
JU Campus Interview – 12^{th} April, 2004
Puzzle 6
 The time a passenger train takes to cross another freight train is twice when the passenger train crosses the freight train running in opposite directions. What is the ratio of their speeds?
Ans: P:F::3:1
2. In a container A wine is half filled. In another container B, twice the capacity wine is one fourth filled. They are then filled with water and poured in container C. What is the proportion of wine in container C?
Ans: 33.33%
3. There are N stations and tickets are issued from all the stations to the other stations. When some more stations were added to the route then 46 more tickets were introduced. How many are some? How many initial stations were there?
Ans: 11 and 2
4. Ten students in a class of 100 do not take up either physics or chemistry. 75 of them atleast take up physics, 83 take up atleast chemistry. How many take up both physics and chemistry?
Ans: 68
5. The age of A when reversed becomes B’s age. when age of B is taken away from A it is twice C’s age. B’s age is ten times that of C’s. What are their ages?
Ans: A=54; B=45; C=4.5
6. A woman gave a man for his trust half the amount of pennies in her purse and one penny more. She gave another man half of the remaining amount and two pennies more. She gave yet another half of the remaining amount and three pennies more. And now she has only one penny remaining in her purse. How many pennies did she have initially?
Ans: 42
7. In the construction of a house these were required Designer and Painter equals Rs. 1100 Painter and Plumber equals Rs. 1700 Plumber and Electrician equals Rs. 1100 Electrician and Constructor equals Rs. 3200 Constructor and Mechanic equals Rs. 5300 Mechanic and Painter equals Rs. 3200 What are their individual costs?
Ans: Designer=200; Painter=900; Plumber=800; Electrician=300; Constructor=3000; Mechanic=2300
8. Three persons A, B, c run a race. They belong to the following categories not in order: Sororean, who always told the truth; Nororean, who always told lies and Midrorean who told lies and truth alternatively but not necessarily in this order. After the race they said the following.
Runner A
1) C has interrupted me in the race.
2) B has won the race.
3) I have not won the race.
Runner B
1) I have not won the race.
2) A has won the race.
Runner C
1) B has won the race.
2) I have not interrupted A in the race.
To which categories did they belong?
Ans: A=Nororean; B=Sororean; C=Midrorean
9. Tom has a martian friend named Dorman who got lost. He learnt their language and asked three martians named Aken, Bak, and Cwon who belonged to the categories Uti (who always spoke the truth), Yumi (who always lied) and Grundi (sometimes truth / sometimes lied). Tom asked them two questions viz. Which category do you belong? Which category does Dorman belong?
Aken replies
I am not an Uti.
Dorman is not a Grundi.
Bak replies
I am not an Uti.
Dorman is not a Yumi.
Cwon replies
I am not a Grundi.
Dorman is not an Uti.
(There was probably a printing Error but answer could be easily inferred)
Ans: Dorman is ‘Uti’
10. (This was the toughest question and no one in my knowledge was confident of the correct answer)
At the scene of the murder there is a Witness, Victim, Murderer, Policeman, Judge, and Hangman. The witness did not see the shooting but heard an altercation before the victim was shot to death. The murderer was convicted and finally hanged to death. The persons are Fillip, Clark, Hunt, Walt, Graham and Bill.
1) Hunt and Walt never met.
2) the policeman picked up Graham from the scene of the crime.
3) Bill was the last to see Fillip alive..
4) Clark was asked by the judge to give his account of the shooting.
5) Hunt knew both the victim and the murderer
Identify who was who?
Ans: Only Fillip is the victim can be properly inferred.
Puzzle 7
.
1. A passenger train takes twice as long while overtaking the freight train as when it takes while travelling in the opposite direction. How fast is the freight train than the passenger train ?
[Ans : 3 times] [ Marks : 3 ] [similar prob.Sakuntala Devi 102]
 Two buckets A & B. B double the size of A. A is half full of wine while B is 1/4th full of wine. The remaining bucket space is filled with water. When the two bucket contents are put into a container C, what is the fraction of wine in the mixture ? [ANS: 1/3] [ Marks : 3 ]
 [very easy]…..charges of 6 men r given in a order…..Plumber + carpenter=1000,carpenter + painter =5300. carpenter + mason =1000, painter + hanger =900,electrician + hanger = 1200, electrician + mason =2100….figures r not correct but u can calculate easily….Find the charge of all 6 men. [ Marks : 6 ]
 A’s age is tranpose of B.The difference between their ages is twice C’s age. B’s age is 10 times of C. Find ages of A,B,C ? [Ans: A=54, B=45, C=4.5] [ Marks : 6 ]
 Out of 100 people in 10 doesn’t study any subject. 83 studies Physics, 75 studies Chemistry. Find how many study both ? [Ans:68] [ Marks : 3 ]
 Some new stations were added as a result of which 46 new tickets were added. Find :
(a) Value of ‘some’.
(b) No. of stations initially there. [Ans : 2, 11] [ Marks : 6 ]  I gave a beggar 1/2 of my money + 1 cent, to another beggar 1/2 of my remaining money + 2 cent and to the last beggar 1/2 of my remaining money + 3 cent…leaving me with 1. How many money did i have initially ? [Ans: 42] [ Marks : 5 ]
 A recent murder case centered around the six men, clam, flip, gront, herm, mast, and walt. In one order or another these man were the victim, the murderer, the witness, the police, the judge, and the hangman. The facts of the case were simple. The victim had died instantly from the effect of gunshot wound inflicted a shot. After a lengthy trial the murderer was convicted, sentenced to death, and hanged.
? Mast knew both the victim and the murderer.
? In court the judge asked clam his account of the shooting.
? Walt was the last of the six to see flip alive.
? The police testified that he picked up gront near the place where the body was found.
? Herm and walt never met.
What role did each of the following play in this melodrama ?
a) Murderer
b) Victim
c) Judge
d) Witness [ Marks : 8 ]
[Ans:
From Stat 2:
Clam can’t be Judge, Hangman, Victim.
From Stat 3:
Walt can be the Murderer and Flip the Victim.
Or
Walt can be the Hangman and Flip the Murderer.
From Stat 5:
Walt cannot be the murderer, because, irrespective of who Herm was, Walt would have met Herm in that case.
Thus, Walt is the Hangman and Flip the Murderer.Also, as the Victim and the Hangman never met, Herm is the Victim.Thus, now from Stat 2: Clam is either the Witness or the Police.
From Stat 5:
Gront is the Witness, since he cant be the Judge or the Police. Thus, Clam is the Police. This leaves only one option for Mast : The Judge. These role assignments do not contradict any of the given 5 clues. Clam Flip Gront Herm Mast Walt
Murderer ** YES ** ** ** **
Victim ** ** ** YES ** **
Judge ** ** ** ** YES **
Hangman ** ** ** ** ** YES
Police YES ** ** ** ** **
Witness ** ** YES ** ** **
]
9. There r 3 people…one speaks truth(S)..one false(N)…and the other sometimes true and sometimes false(M) but not in the same order. After a race…. A said: i speak truth, C made me lose, B is winner B said: A is winner, C is false C said: I did not made A lose, B is winner. Which category (S, N or M) does each belong to ? [ Marks : 8 ]
The problem was something like this….very easy if u have done this type of problems b4.
I am seaching for D. For this i should know to which group D belongs to. The groups are…UTI..always speaks truth YUMI..always false GRUNDI…sometimes true and sometimes false. I asked three people A, B , C each belonging to different group. They replied…..
A said: I am not UTI, D is YUMI
B said: I am not UTI, D is UTI
C said: I am UTI, D is UTI too. [Ans: UTI (this was the only one which i was not sure)
The problem was something like this…very much similar to the previous problem but here u will have to find out which group does D belong too. Just search for this types of problems…if u practice two or three…u can attempt this type of puzzles with ease.
8 Puzzle
1] Passenger train and Freight train passing on parallel tracks. Passenger takes takes twice as much time to pass the freight train when moving in same direction and also teh same time when moving in the opp direction. How much faster is the passenger train than the freight train(ans: 3 times)
2] There are two troughs A & B. B is twice that of A. A is half fulled with wine and half with water and is thorougly mixed. B contains a quarter of wine and rest water and thoroughly mixed. all these contents are put together in a third trough/container and mixed. How much wine to water ration will be there in C?(ans: water:wine::3:1)
3] A woman was going down a road then meets some beggar, some ppl asking for charity(something like this the quest was) … to the first person she gave 1 cent more than half of her money in her purse. to the second person she gave 2 cents more than half of what was left in her purse and to the third she gave 3 cents more than half of what had left in her purse and she was left with a penny. find the initial amt in her purse(ans: 42 cents)
4] There are N railway stations and each provides tickets to all the other railway stations. if some stations were added then 46 sets of tickets were required to be printe
 a) How many is the “some”(ans 23 i think not sure)
 b) How many stations were there intially(2)
5] there was a problem i cant remember properly but it said, a man paid rs 1100 to mason and carpenter, rs 3200 to carpenter and electrician and so on. there were 6 equations and 6 variables. it was asked to find out how much he paid to each (quite simple)
6] There was a murder story which gave 6 names and gave some statements. we were asked to find out the murderer, judge, victim, witness (sorry i cant remember the question properly)
7] A womans age was such taht when it was reversed we got her husbands age. There difference of ages were twice as much as taht of a third person C. and womans age was 10 times taht of C. Find tehre individual ages ( ans: hus:54, woman:45, C: 4=)
8] (i can remember the next three questions sorry again but still will give u idea of the questions) there were three grps sororean(always spoke truth), midrorean(spoke truth or false), nororean(always spoke false). Three persons were given and tehy spoke somehting which i cannot remember and we had to find which grp each belonged to. this and the next quest carried more marks than the others.(this was little complex)
9] again almost the same quest but this was simple.
3 grps UTI always spoke truth
some starting with m – truth or false
some starting with n – false
these three grps were marsian grps and a man doman lived on mars. we had to find which grp doman belonged to. three martians were asked this quest who told the foll and we had to find whcih grp doman belonged to.
there was given that a man doman who is a
A: I am not a uti
Doman belonged to m
B: I am not a uti
Doman belonged to n
C: (somehting given)
Doman belonged to uti
10] i cant remember the 10th quest.
My interview questions:
1] Tell me something abt urself
2] ur hobby? (i said sports mainly watching and playing cric)
So she grilled me on cric by asking quets like who is the pakistan coach, who is the top test team in the current cric ratings
3] she will always ask u to organise a event like i was asked to organise a cric match for an organisation. she told me what will i do tell me frm scratch(prepare this well i mean this type of quest this is definitely asked)
4] My BE proj
5] My extra curricular activities
6] My achievements till now
7] she asked me what other sport do u like so i said football so she asked me yest (denmark vs czech’s) euro 2004 score. she grills on ur hobbies so say whatever u knw very well.
8] she asked me how do i pass my time.
9] Then she asked 12 puzzles to everyone but she dint ask me i dont knw why i think i dint give proper ans to earlier quets so she dint test me on my anal thinking 🙁 I think maybe this is a bad news for me
9Puzzle
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1. A passenger train takes twice as long while overtaking the freight train as when it takes while travelling in the opposite direction. How fast is the freight train than the passenger train ?
[Ans : 3 times] [ Marks : 3 ] [similar prob.Sakuntala Devi 102]
 Two buckets A & B. B double the size of A. A is half full of wine while B is 1/4th full of wine. The remaining bucket space is filled with water. When the two bucket contents are put into a container C, what is the fraction of wine in the mixture ? [ANS: 1/3] [ Marks : 3 ]
 [very easy]…..charges of 6 men r given in a order…..Plumber + carpenter=1000,carpenter + painter =5300. carpenter + mason =1000, painter + hanger =900,electrician + hanger = 1200, electrician + mason =2100….figures r not correct but u can calculate easily….Find the charge of all 6 men. [ Marks : 6 ]
 A’s age is tranpose of B.The difference between their ages is twice C’s age. B’s age is 10 times of C. Find ages of A,B,C ? [Ans: A=54, B=45, C=4.5] [ Marks : 6 ]
 Out of 100 people in 10 doesn’t study any subject. 83 studies Physics, 75 studies Chemistry. Find how many study both ? [Ans:68] [ Marks : 3 ]
 Some new stations were added as a result of which 46 new tickets were added. Find :
(a) Value of ‘some’.
(b) No. of stations initially there. [Ans : 2, 11] [ Marks : 6 ]  I gave a beggar 1/2 of my money + 1 cent, to another beggar 1/2 of my remaining money + 2 cent and to the last beggar 1/2 of my remaining money + 3 cent…leaving me with 1. How many money did i have initially ? [Ans: 42] [ Marks : 5 ]
 A recent murder case centered around the six men, clam, flip, gront, herm, mast, and walt. In one order or another these man were the victim, the murderer, the witness, the police, the judge, and the hangman. The facts of the case were simple. The victim had died instantly from the effect of gunshot wound inflicted a shot. After a lengthy trial the murderer was convicted, sentenced to death, and hanged.
? Mast knew both the victim and the murderer.
? In court the judge asked clam his account of the shooting.
? Walt was the last of the six to see flip alive.
? The police testified that he picked up gront near the place where the body was found.
? Herm and walt never met.
What role did each of the following play in this melodrama ?
a) Murderer
b) Victim
c) Judge
d) Witness [ Marks : 8 ]
[Ans:
From Stat 2:
Clam can’t be Judge, Hangman, Victim.
From Stat 3:
Walt can be the Murderer and Flip the Victim.
Or
Walt can be the Hangman and Flip the Murderer.
From Stat 5:
Walt cannot be the murderer, because, irrespective of who Herm was, Walt would have met Herm in that case.
Thus, Walt is the Hangman and Flip the Murderer.Also, as the Victim and the Hangman never met, Herm is the Victim.Thus, now from Stat 2: Clam is either the Witness or the Police.
From Stat 5:
Gront is the Witness, since he cant be the Judge or the Police. Thus, Clam is the Police. This leaves only one option for Mast : The Judge. These role assignments do not contradict any of the given 5 clues. Clam Flip Gront Herm Mast Walt
Murderer ** YES ** ** ** **
Victim ** ** ** YES ** **
Judge ** ** ** ** YES **
Hangman ** ** ** ** ** YES
Police YES ** ** ** ** **
Witness ** ** YES ** ** **
]
9. There r 3 people…one speaks truth(S)..one false(N)…and the other sometimes true and sometimes false(M) but not in the same order. After a race…. A said: i speak truth, C made me lose, B is winner B said: A is winner, C is false C said: I did not made A lose, B is winner. Which category (S, N or M) does each belong to ? [ Marks : 8 ]
The problem was something like this….very easy if u have done this type of problems b4.
I am seaching for D. For this i should know to which group D belongs to. The groups are…UTI..always speaks truth YUMI..always false GRUNDI…sometimes true and sometimes false. I asked three people A, B , C each belonging to different group. They replied…..
A said: I am not UTI, D is YUMI
B said: I am not UTI, D is UTI
C said: I am UTI, D is UTI too. [Ans: UTI (this was the only one which i was not sure)
The problem was something like this…very much similar to the previous problem but here u will have to find out which group does D belong too. Just search for this types of problems…if u practice two or three…u can attempt this type of puzzles with ease.
 10Man sell his 2 cows for Rs210. he made profit of 10 % on Ist cow and lost 10% on another. Overall he made 5% profit on cost. What was the cost price of each cow?
 There were 3 vacancies in a company which are cashier , clerk and And there were 3 people namely Nelson, Miller n Clarke. You have to find the position of each of 3 candidate based on
following conditions.
1. If nelson is cashier, miller is clerk
2. If nelson is clerk, miller is accountant
3. If miller is not accountant, Clarke is clerk
4. If Clarke is account, nelson is cashier
And it was mentioned that all conditions satisfy. Condition might not be correct so please check, as I don’t remember them exactly.  This was on few bricklayer and no of days I don’t remember it.
 There were 7 friends’ visits 1 another friend house in following 1st one visit every day, 2nd visit every 2nd day , 3rd visit every 3rd day and so on till 7th visit every 7th day. How many days it will take for them to have get together?
 There were 7 friends’ visits 1 another friend house in following 1st one visit every day, 2nd visit every 2nd day , 3rd visit every 3rd day and so on till 7th visit every 7th day. How many days it will take for them to have get together?
 5 athletes return from Olympic they got 1st 5 positions and they made following statements in public.
A: I was not last of us.
B: D was not first.
C: A or C stood first
D: ??
E: ??
don’t remember the statements. You have to find out positions of each of them.  5 athletes return from Olympic they got 1st 5 positions and they made following statements in public.
A: I was not last of us.
B: D was not first.
C: A or C stood first
D: ??
E: ??
don’t remember the statements. You have to find out positions of each of them.  Shopkeeper arranges his fruits in such a way that putting say either 3,or 9,or 7 apples in a row each time one apple is left.but When he puts say 11 apples in a row no apple is left. Find no. Of apples.
 Series:
3 6 13 26 33 66 .… ….
364 361 19 ?? ?? .… ….
11Puzzle
I
1) There r 2 cities A, B.Trains start at each stn towards the other at each hourhour time. It takes 5 hrs for a train to reach other city. Ass. All the trains travel at same speed, how many trains does a train might have met when it reaches B from A.
2) Arvind’s balance is wrong. A 1kg wt on left pan balances with 8 melons on right, but a 1kg wt. on right balances only 2 melons on left. Assuming all the melons r of same wt, what is it (the wt.)?
3) A cube of 27″x 27″x27″ is painted with red clr no all its faces.Small cubes of 3x3x3 are cut from this.Of these cubes how man have
a) 3 of their faces colored red
b) 2 of their faces colored red
c) 1 of their faces colored red
d) none of their faces colored red
4)I entered the room, my sister is sleeping. I decided not to turn no the light. I have to take my pair of shoes and socks from the drawer. There r total 6 shoes of diff brands and 24 socks half of them black and half brown.What is the least no. of shoes and socks i hafto take to make sure that i have a perfect pair of shoes and socks of same
color.
5)Geegles(Don’t remember the term, but G….. means an animal) tried to enter England.The knights killed five of them and placed them in a tailtohead manner. All the geegles covered a dist of 200ft. there is a dist. of 5ft b/w a geegle’s tail and the next ne. The ht(from tail to head) of the first is same as that of the third and fifth; the second and fourth has the same ht.Each has a ht that is 10ft more or 10ft less than that of its imm. neighbours.All their hts are
multiples of 10.What are the hts of each geegle.
6)A man riding a cycle agnst wind takes 4 min to reach next village from home, and he takes 3 min to return home riding with the wind.If there is no wind how much time does he take to reach home from village?
7)A cardriver starts daily from a quarry to reach a ferrylead at 6:00 AM,there he picks up a miner and takes him to the quarry.One day the miner woke up early and travelled across the river; once he reached the ferrylead he started walking towards quarry.the cardriver who started at usual time met him on the way and took him to quarry.The miner reached the quarry 20min earlier than usual.At what time did the driver meet the miner?
(I gave all the data what was given in this ques. on that paper,I
couldn’t find a soln for this. )
8)Next term in series
a)1,2,3,5,16_____ (not sure abt the last term)
b)1,2,3,8____,224
9)I asked the weatherman, what was the temp in the city in the last 5 days. He said ” I didn’t rem exactly but i know theyt r all diff and the product of the temp.s is 12″. what were the five temp.s?
10)Only one of A,B,C,D,E saw the circus yesterday.I asked all of them, they said like this.I know that each of them made two true and one false statements.Who saw the circus? And the statements followed(Didn’t rem)
Answers:
1) 6 trains
2) 250 gms
3) a8 b12 c6 d1
4) 4 shoes and 3 socks
5) g1=g3=g5=40 , g2=g4=30
6) 3 3/7
7) Don’t know( it might be like some x hrs before usual time at
quarry like that but i am not sure)
8)Not sure u try to solve
9) 1,2,1,2,3
10)Not sure
One imp thing is that rough work for each question is imp(eg: formula
etc).One of my friend who did the same no. of questions as me was not
selected bcos he did all the rough in one page.
12Puzzle
1) [8 Marks]
A cube is painted with red color in all sides. It was cut into 27 small cubes. Then how many
a. 3 side red faces? (2marks)
b. 2 side red faces? (2marks)
c. 1 side red faces? (2marks)
d. no painted faces? (2marks)
Ans:
Draw a Cube in the paper.you will find,
a. 3 side red faces = 8
b. 2 side red faces = 12
c. 1 side red faces = 6
d. no painted faces = 1
2) Distance between two stations is 5 miles. Every one hour, A train starts from stationA to stationB.
At same time another train starts from stationB. Speed is same for both the trains.The same process continues.(i.e, every one hour a train starts at both ends) How many trains a train can met when it reaches it destination?
Ans: 5 trains (Check it), I answered 4 trains but 4 is a wrong answer.
3) 6 shoes of 3 different brands and 24 socks of two colors black and brown in a box. How many shoes needs to be taken to get a same brand and how many socks needs to be taken for getting a pair of dark color socks?
Ans: 4 shoes and 3 socks.
4)
a) 1,2,3,8,__,224.
b) 1,2,3,5,16,__
5) In a seesaw 1kg on left side equals 8 melons on the right side. Then, 2 melons on the left side equals 1kg on the right side. The right side of the seesaw is a longer one. Find out the weight of the melon?
(Its a confusing problem, since words are played in the question paper. Very difficult to understand this problem.)
6) Sum of 5 glubs is 200. Glubs at position 1,3,5 has equal weight. Glubs at position 2,4 has differing weight.
Weights of Each glub is a multiple of 10. Neighbouring glubs differ by 10.
Ans:
Glub 01 – 40
Glub 02 – 30
Glub 03 – 40
Glub 04 – 50
Glub 05 – 40
or
Glub 01 – 40
Glub 02 – 50
Glub 03 – 40
Glub 04 – 30
Glub 05 – 40
7) A man reaches a place at 6’O clock picked by another person to a quarry. one day he comes early and walks towards the quarry, picked up by the other man on the way and reaches the quarry 20 minutes earlier. when was he picked up?
8) Temperature on 5 days are differing ones. Product of temperatures is 12. Temperatures can be roundedoff.
Find each day’s temp.
Ans:
0.5,1,2,3,4 ( I wrote this answer)
2,1,1,2,3 ( My friend told this answer)
9 A cycle goes at a speed of 4mph by far the wind and it goes at a speed of 3mph against the wind.
What is the speed of the cycle when there is no wind? [ 4 marks ]
10)Eknath, Balu, Dinu, Anand and another person gives 3 statements each.2 statements are correct and 1 statement is wrong. Find out, Who went for the circus? [ 6 Marks ]
Puzzle 13
complete the following series
1, 5, 14, 30, 55, 91, 140,…
Ans: 204
2. I couldn’t remember and also I find difficult.
3. two men arrived at the airport with 64 and 20 bottles of wine respectively. For paying custom duty first one give 40 francs and 5 bottles of wine. second one give 2 bottles of wine and in return he got 40 francs .so,what the price of each bottle of wine and also what the duty for each bottle?
Ans: 120 francs and 10 francs
4. there are 3 customers come for haircutting and shaves and there are only 2 barber. Each one take 15 minutes for haircutting and 5 minutes for shaving. so,in how much minimum time they will complete the haircutting and shaving of all 3 customers.
Ans :30 minutes(JUST CHECK!I AM NOT SURE!!)
5. there are four personsa, b, c ,d who are working in xyz company. they are holding one of the positionpresident, accountant, cashier, manager. Cashier wins the chess game every time against president even though president play chess only with him. manager and cashier are better players of chess than accountant. b and c are neighbors and plays chess every evening. Accountant stays near to president’s house and not near to anybody else. So, who is cashier, accountant, manager and president?
6. I lost my wallet and the money in that. But I remember that before I lost my wallet I purchased to things. First one I purchased by paying 10% of what in my wallet and also for second one i also pay 10% of what has been left in my wallet that is equal to 9. then how much money I lost?
Ans: 81
14Puzzle
1.There are two trains,the passenger train takes double time to pass thegoods train,then what is the speed of goodstrain comparing to passenger train.
ANS:4 times(I Think)
2:1=(a/b)1/2
where a and b is the speed of two trains
=>a:b=4:1; i.e 4 times
2.Some new sations are added,tickets are available for each station to other station,46 new tickets are added,so how many stations are added and how many no.s of stations before.
ANS:2 new stations
11 old stations
3.One person angazed some persons for repairig of his house,so he charged them as : carpenter and masion 1100; painter and plumber 1700;
like this 8 relations are given,and it is asked to find out charge of each peson,it is very eacy by solving equations,takes 57 minutes.
4.One lady went for a shopping,on the way one person wants some fund for his trust,so she gave one cent more than half of her money,after some time again another person came for some money.so she gave two cents more than half of her money,again another person,she gave three cents more,after that she has only one cent in her purse,then how much she has when she went for shopping.
ANS:42 cents
we have to consider this problem from last:
1+3=4give to 3rd person
4×2=8
8+2=10give to 2nd person
10×2=20
20+1=21give to 1st person
21×2=42total money in her purse when the lady went for shopping
5.There are two containers A and B,A has two times more capacity than B,in A 1/2 of wine is there,in B also that much wine is present,then those two containers are filled up with water,and the two mixtures is poured to third container C,then wat is the proportion of wine water in container C.
ANS:2:1(not sure,u check it)
6.Two persons A and B are there,if we reverse A’s age,then it is the age of B,B’s age is 10 times more than C’s age,one more co ndition is given,wat i remember the difference between A and B’s age is 9yrs,then what is the age of A,B and C.
ANS: A=54 yrs
B=45 yrs
C=4.5 yrs
7.One murder is happened,6 peoples are there,judge,witness,police,murderer,victim
and hanger,6 names are given aand some conditions are there,we have to find out who is who,it is very easy,just make a table and u wl find out who is who with in 5 minutes.
8.There are three groups of tribes,one group is always say truth,other goup always lies,and 3rd group alternates,one day says truth,other day lies,some conditions are given,we have to find out who is who,it is also very easy.
9.Here also same question as in above,northerian,southerian,ortherian like three groups,we have to find out who is who.
10.Sorry,I did not remember the last one.
Interview
1.They ask the full form of my college.
2.About my curriculum activites i.e participating in debate,essay,quiz competitions,gave a topic that a couple is there,wife is earning bt husband is sitting idle,they asked if i am for or against of this topic,wheni said FOR,they told me to say against of that,give me 30 sec,then i said against of that for 1min as
india is male dominating socity,male persons are more igoist than woman,she can take proper care of her family,manage it properly etc.
3.Give two puzzles,one i am approaching,other one i can answer(average speed prob).
And the first puzzle is one person standing in a center of room,one bulb is hanging from the ceilling,then what is the height of the room,may be from the shdow of bulb and the person we can know the height of the room using trigonmetry.
4,Then they asked why i want to shift to s/w from my field,i told there is more scope,better opportunities,better growth both personal n company,getting chance of learning new s/w etc.
5.Then they asked what i was dsoing in last 8 months,i jreplied i prepared for different public sectors n s/w companies,INFY interview is my 1^{st} interview.
6.Then they askd me what i want to know about INFOSYS,then i asked them about the growth plan of INFOSYS in near future,then with whom we are interacting ver much and what type of interaction etc.
Just sit in relaxed postion,response cooly,hv a smile on ur lips,u wl definitely get it.
15 Puzzle
1 A man is going to a wedding party. He travels for 2hrs when he gets a puncture. Changing tyres takes 10mins. The rest of the journey he travels at 30 miles/hr. He reaches 30mins behind schedule. He thinks to himself that if the puncture had occurred 30miles later, he would have been only 15mins late. Find the total distance traveled by the man
2 A car is traveling at a uniform speed. The driver sees a milestone showing a 2digit number. After traveling for an hour the driver sees another milestone with the same digits in reverse order. After another hour the driver sees another milestone containing the same two digits separated by a zero. What is the average speed of the driver?
Ans : 45 kmph
3 There are 3 societies A, B, C. A lent cars to B and C as many as they had already.After some time B gave as many tractors to A and C as many as they have. After sometime c did the same thing. At the end of this transactioneach one of them had 24. Find the cars each orginally had.
Ans: A had 39 cars, B had 21 cars & C had 12 cars
4Alpha, Beta Gamma, Delta and Epilson had birthhdays consecutively. Delta was older than Epilson by 2 days.
The difference in the number of days between Alpha and Gamma was equal to Beta and Delta. (Alpha was older than Gamma). Gamma’s birthday was on a Wednesday.
Find on which day the others have their birthdate.
5 Adding 1/4 of the time from midnight to the present time, to 1/2 of the time from present until midnight, gives the present time. what is the present time.
Ans :9.36 plz check
6
Passage followed by 4 questions (passage on some men being lean, tall, muscular, fair, rich, employed)
7 Another complex question
8 Find length and colour of serpent
if not green or 35m long, then it is 55m long
if not black or 45m long, then it is brown
if not black or 35m long, then it is 55m long
9 Three man A,B,C went in three direction and had stolen a mule, a horse and a camel they ware caught by C.B.I and arrested . During their interrogation they gave the following statements.
A: B had stolen a horse
B: A and C are both lying and I had stolen nothing.
C: A is lying and B had stolen a mule
10. One who had stolen a camel is telling lie and one who had stolen a horse is telling truth. Among A,B,C who had stolen which animal ?
ans :
ACamel,
BMule,
CHorse
16Puzzle
1 A person travels in a car with uniform speed. He observes the milestone,which has 2 digits. After one hour he observes another milestone with same digits reversed. After another hour he observes another milestone
with same 2 digits separated by 0. Find the speed of the car?
Ans : 45
2 Three persons A, B &C went for a robbery in different directions and they theft one horse, one mule and one camel. They were caught by he police and when interrogated gave the following statements
A: B has stolen the horse
B: I didn’t rob anything.
C: both A & B are false and B has stolen the mule.
The person who has stolen the horse always tell the truth and The person who has stolen the camel always tell the lie.
Find who has stolen which animal?
Ans:
A camel
B mule
C horse
3 One quarter of the time till now from midnight and half of the time remaining from now up to midnight adds to the present time. What is the present time?
Ans: 9:36AM
4 After world war II three departments did as follows First department gave some tanks to 2nd &3rd departments equal to the number they are having. Then 2nd department gave some tanks to 1st & 3rd departments equal to
the number they are having. Then 3rd department gave some tanks to 2nd &1st departments equal to
the number they are having. Then each department has 24 tanks. Find the initial number of tanks of each department?
Ans ;
A39
B21
C12
5 A, B, C, D&E are having their birthdays on consecutive days of the week not necessarily in the same order.
A ‘s birthday comes before G’s as many days as B’s birthday comes after E’s. D is older than E by 2 days. This timeG’s birthday came on Wednesday. Then find the day of each of their birthdays?
Ans:
Birthday of D on SUNDAY
Birthday of B on MONDAY
Birthday of E on TUESDAY
Birthday of G on WEDNESDAY
Birthday of A on THURSDAY
6 A girl ‘A’ told to her friend about the size and color of a snake she has seen in the beach. It is one of the colors brown/black/green and one of the sizes 35/45/55.
If it were not green or if it were not of length 35 it is 55.
If it were not black or if it were not of length 45 it is 55.
If it were not black or if it were not of length 35 it is 55.
a) What is the color of the snake?
b) What is the length of the snake?
Ans:
a) brown
b) 55
7 A man was on his way to a marriage in a car with a constant speed. After 2 hours one of the tier is punctured and it took 10 minutes to replace it. After that they traveled with a speed of 30 miles/hr and reached the marriage 30 minutes late to the scheduled time. The driver told that they would be late by 15 minutes only if the 10 minutes was not waste. Find the distance between the two towns?
8.these 2 are of logical deduction type. They gave a set of statements and asked
Questions, which have to be answered, based on the given statements. I am
not able to remember them.
17Puzzle
1 6 poets, liking and disliking of poetry. E.g.: All who like the poetry of Frost do not like the poetry of Coolidge. Some who like the poetry of Dunne like the poetry of Earl. 4 related questions are given on these conditions.
2 4 people, 4 products. E.g.: Vickie will not get a tie unless George buys a scarf.
Remmie will not get a hat unless Jack buys gloves. Around 12 statements like this. Who will buy what?
3 13 kigs and 6 libs can produce 510 tors in 10 hrs,8 kigs and 14 libs can produce 484 tors in 12 hrs.
Find the rate of production of tors for kigs and libs. Express the answer in tors/hr.
4 Find the 3 digit no. whose last digit is the square root of the first digit and second digit is the sum of
the other two digits.
5 Meera was playing with her brother using 55 blocks.She gets bored playing and starts arranging the blocks
such that the no. of blocks in each row is one less than that in the lower row. Find how many were there
in the bottom most row?
6 Rahul took part in a cycling game with many others in a circular closed circuit. After pedaling for
several minutes, he found that 1/5th of the cyclists ahead of him and 5/6th of the cyclists behind him together formed the total no. of participants. How many were participating in the race?
7 Age sum involving 3 people. Similar to sum no. 127 in Shakuntala Devi but very much tougher than that
sum.
8 Tom wants to catch a hare. He is standing 250 yards south from the hare. The hare starts moving due east.
Tom, instead of moving in the northeast direction, moves in such a way that at every instant, he is going towards the hare. If speed of tom is one and onethird times that of the hare, find the distance each traveled before he caught the hare.
9 Two people are playing with a pair of dies. Instead of numbers, the dies have different colors on their
sides. The first person wins if the same color appears on both the dies and the second person wins if the colors are different. The odds of their winning are equal. If the first dice has 5 red sides and 1 blue
side, find the color(s) on the second one.
10 A company’s director said during the board meeting: ” The company’s income from roads will be
sufficient to pay 6% of the entire stock issue, but since we are paying 7.5% interest on the preferred stock of Rs.4, 000,000 we are able to pay only 5% of the common stock”. Find the value of the common stock.
18Puzzle
1 A car is traveling at a uniform speed. The driversees a milestone showing a 2digit number. After
traveling for an hour the driver sees another milestone with the same digits in reverse order. After
another hour the driver sees another milestone containing the same two digits with a zero in
between(0). What is the average speed of the driver.
Ans: 45 kmph
2 Mr. ANYMAN left ANYTOWN by car to attend a wedding at ANYCITY. He had been driving for exactly two hours when the car got punctured. It took his driver exactly ten minutes to change the wheel. In order to play safe
they covered the remaining distance at a speed of 30 mph. consequently, Mr. ANYMAN was at wedding half an hour behind schedule. Had the car got the puncture only 30 miles later , I would have been only FIFTEEN minutes late he told the driver . How Far is ANYCITY from ANYTOWN.
Ans: 120 miles
3 There are three persons A,B,C. one day they set out in different directions and each one steals an animal.
The animals are camel, horse and a mule though not in the order. A CBI officer catches them and on
interrogation he has the following statements:
A says: B has stolen a horse
C says: A is telling wrong, B has stolen a mule.
B says: A and C are both telling wrong. I have stolen nothing.
The person stealing a camel tells wrong while the person with a horse tells right. So tell which person
steal which animal.
Ans:
A: Camel
B: Mule
c: Horse
4 There are 3 societies A, B, C. A Lent Tractors to B and C as many as they had already. After some
time B gave as many tractors to A and C as many as they have. After sometime C did the same thing. At
the end of this transaction each one of them had 24. Find the cars each originally had. This question was
bit differently asked with the same thing.
Ans:
A had 39 cars,
B had 21 cars
C had 12 cars
5 Alpha, Beta , gamma, delta and epsilon are friends and have birthdays on consecutive days though may not
be in order. Gamma is as many days old to Alpha as Beta is younger to Epsilon. Delta is two days older
then Epsilon. Gamma’s Birthday is on Wednesday. Tell whose birthday is when.
Ans:
Alpha: Friday
Beta : Saturday
Gamma: Wednesday
Delta: Tuesday
Epsilon: Thursday
6 The quarter of the time from midnight to present time added to the half of the time from the present to
midnight gives the present time. What is the present time?
Ans: 9hrs past 36 minutes AM
7 A girl was on a vacation when she happened to notice a snake. The snake was either black, brown or
yellow in colour and 35, 45 or 55 m long. She makes the following remarks:
Don’t remember exactly but the answer I wrote was 55 m
and brown colour snake.
The remaining two questions were logical and lengthy . I could not get time. Anyways one was relating to six
persons are from six places and professions are given. u have to match each person along with the profession
and his place.
And one question was relating to various characteristics such as a tall men, lean men, muscular
men, rich man, employed , fair skinned and not fair skin. The relation between the various characteristics
are given and based on that u are to find answers to a subset of question such as
A: if the unfair men is muscular whether he is employed or not.Like this 4 questions are there. And options are
given. U are to tick the answer which can be derived from above relationships.
19Puzzle
1 There r two person each having same amount of marbles in the begining and 1st person gains 20 more from the second person and he eventually lose two thirds of it during the play and now the second person has 4times marbles of what first person is having now.find how much marbles did each had in the begining. (3 marks)
ans :40 marbles
2 There were two clock one is getting slow by two minutes/hr and another one is gaining 1 minute every hour and exactly after how many hours there two clock has a 1hr difference. (4 marks)
ans: 20hr
3 A taxi driver sum from sakuntala devi it states that his cab number is divisible by the no 2,3,4,5,6 but it gives a remainder of 1 and when the number isdivided by 11 it does not give any remainder (3marks)
ans : 121
44 persons ed,frank,george,harry bring their wife to a party and they exchange each other wife while dancing
they give conditions like this betty is dancing with ed,dorothy dancing with alice husband,alice dancing with carols husband,frank was dancing with george’s wife (8 marks)
answer:
wifes marriedto dancing withalice george frank betty harry edcarol frank harry dorothy ed george
5 For me i feel this sum was a difficult one so i didn’t solve it and don’t remember correctly (5 marks)
6Any and other 4 sister each have different interests one studies a different language(spanish) one learns a different music instrument(harp) and another one has the habit of collecting (old stamps) u have to find each sisters interests with the followinf clues
1.one sister learns russian and has the habit of collecting old buttons
2.one sister learns german and plays flute
3.anne collects coin
4.andrea plays violin but doesnot learn french.
5.alice learns piano
6.the girls learinig piano has the habit of collecting butterfly
7.then angela and the other sister who has the habit of collecting
rocks go out for shopping. during that period the sister learning piano stays inside home and
other one learining french also stays home and another sister learning guitar also stays home.
with all these condition u have to find out the following
name amy anne andrea alice angela instrument language collection
totally they have mentioned 4 languages,5music instruments and 5 different habits. (8marks)
7 Ididn’t had a look at this problem (7 marks)
8 There is a number which when added with 33/4 gives the same ans as multiplied with 33/4. (3 marks)
9 A man has 50 mangoes and place the 50 mangoes like this the distance betn 1and 2 is 1 yard and the distance betn. 2&3 is 3yard and the distance betn. 3&4 is 5yard like this he increases the distance betn . mangoes in steps of two. after arranging them like that and if he start picking them up how much
yard he has to walk. (5 marks)
ans: 2401
10 A man says that he gained 10 percent as profit in selling a suitable cloth material.he says if he had purchased
the same one 10 percent cheaper than it was actual and if he had sold it for 20% profit he gets 25paise less.
find at what price he selled the suit.
ans: rs 12.50
The verbal test was easy one 45q’s 35 minutes i think if u go thro r.s.aggarwal for english it will help u.
20Puzzle
ENGLISH SECTION:
1.Reading comprehension = 5 questions
2.correction of sentencs=5
3.correct verb completion in the senteces=10
4.spellings
5.sentecnes(exact meanings that match the sentence)
And there are 2 other sections in English .
1 A Couple decided to travel a north country side .so they decide to travel a minimum amount on car the first day and the second and sbsequent day a distance of 20 miles .If they travel a total amount of 1080 miles.Find
he distance travlled on the 4th day and the 9 day.
2 A card boarb of 34 * 14 has to be attached to a wooden box and a total of 35 pins are to be used on the each side of the cardbox.Find the total number of pins used .
3 During a Pizza buffet where A eats more times 2.4 than B, and B eats 6 times less than C.find the leat number of times all the three has to eat.
4 Last Year mu cousin came to my place and we played a game where the loosing one has to give one choclate to the person who won the game .At the end of the vacation,i.e the day my cousin was leaving she counted number of
games that i won an she won.At last she gave me a total of 8 choclates even though she won about 12 games.Find the mumber of games that we played.
5 Amir,shahrukh,sunil and salman were quarelling among them saying ecan ones daughter madhuri,rani,junhi.manisha is more beautiful than other .so they decide to have a poll. each one has 5 votes to be distributed among the 4 and highest vote that can be given is 3 and the of votes are different from rest (if salman gives votes like 2,2,1.0 ,this cant repeat with others).
The other restrictions are :
salman decided that it will be prudence to share equal marks between all the freinds daughters.
sunil gives Highest vote to his daughter rani. amir gives equal marks to Manisha and juhi.
shahrukh doesnt give any marks to his daughter as he thinks his daughter is haughty enough for
other to vote . Give the votes poled by others to Madhuri.
Puzzle
1.A alone can do a work in 6 days B alone can do in 8 days with help of c they finished the work
in 3 days.If the agreed sum is 640 what is the share of c.(refer r.s agarwal)
2.A drives a car four times a lap 10,20 30,60 kmph what is the average speed.
3.speed of boat in still water 10 km,if speed up stream is 24 km and speed down stream is 16
what is speed of the river.
4.If grand father age is sum all the three grand childern whos age r in equal interval what is the age of the grand father? (refer r.s agarwal)
5.In a grass field if 40 cow could eat for 40 days.The same grass field can feed 30 cows for60 days.how long will it feed 20 cows?
That what i remember………
22Puzzle
1) There is a five digit number. The fifth digit is one fourth of the third digit and one half of the fourth digit. Third digit is one half of the first digit., second digit is 5 more than the fifth digit.
What is that 5 digit no.?
2) There are three associates and they have some money in a room. But no one is believing others alone. so,
a) No one should be able to open the room alone.
b) When any 2 persons are combined they should be able to open the room.
What is the minimun no. of locks & keys required.? (5M)
3) A simple racing prob. like Samantha beat Jim. Jack lost to Jim. John was not last.And the prob goes like this… (simple)
4) A boy goes to school from his house.on one fourth oh his way to school, he crosses amachinery station. And on one third of his way to school, he crosses a Railway station.He crossed the machinery station at 7:30 and he crosses the Railway station at 7:35.when does he leave the house & when does he reach the school ? (5M)
5) An Eraser,Pencil,Notebook together costs $1.00. Notebook costs more than the cost of 2 Pencils. 3 Pencil costs more than 4 Erasers. 3 Erasers costs more than a Notebook.How much does a pencil costs? (5M)
6) I can’t remember the prob. fully. (* Check this in previous questions. Its there!) Old Problem with three inhabitants of three castes. Abhor,Magar & Dravid. (8M)
1) Abhor women cannot marry Dravid man.
2) Dravid women cannot marry Magar man.
3) Male child gets the father’s caste and female child gets the mother’s caste.
4) all other marriages are allowed.
4 questions related with this…each of 2 marks… like…
1) A magar man can have …
a) a dravid grandmother.
b) a abhor mother.
c)….
7) Series…
a) 3,6,13,26,33,66, ?
b) 364, 361, 19, 16, 4, 1, ?
8) A large cube is painted on all sides with Red color. It is then cut into 27 small cubes.
How many sides of the cube will have…
a) 3 red faces.
b) 2 red faces.
c) 1 red face.
d) No red faces. (8M)
9) Four persons A,B,C,D were there. All were of different weights. All Four gave a
statement.Among the four statements only the person who is lightest in weight of all
others gave a true statement.
A Says : B is heavier than D.
B Says : A is heavier than C.
C Says : I am heavier than D.
D Says : C is heavier than B.
Find the lightest & List the persons in ascending order according to their weights. (5M)i gave all those that i know. So, Please no Queries regarding this.
23Puzzle
1. A man was travelling to a place 30 miles away from starting point. he was speeding at 60 miles/hr. but when he came back, his car got breakdown and half an hour was wasted in reparing that. altogether he took 1 hr for return journey. Find the avg. speed of the whole journey.
2.I’M NOT VERY SURE REGARDING THIS QUESTION.
A detective was assigned to generate a code using 4 digits, so that no one could break it. he knew that if the code starts with 0,5 or 7 it will be cracked. so how many numbers can be formed using 4 digits.
3. A cow was standing on a bridge, 5feet away from the middle of the bridge. suddenly a lightning express with 90 miles/hr was coming towards the bridge from nearest end of the cow.seeeing this the cow ran towards the express and managed to escape when the train is one feet away from the bridge. if it would have ran to opposite direction(ie away from train) it would have been hit the train one ft away from the end of the bridge. Calculate the length of bridge.
4. there are 3 towns attacked by 3 dragonsx,y,z. Number of days x attack a town is equal to number of days y attacking another town. Number of days x attack is equal to half the square root of number of days z attacking a town.number of days y attacking the town is twice the square root of z.calculate how much days the curse of each dragon be.
5. 5 Boys and 5 Girls went for a movie. the problem is based on their seating. analytical one and 3 or 5 sub questions were there on this question simple one.
6. A town have a population of 500000 and 42% of males and 28% of females are married to same town. find the total number of males
7. An analytical one based on 4 persons and their occupation
8. another analytical one
9. A and B came back home after their exam and their father asked them about the test.
A replied– 1/3rd of my answers were wrong
B replied– 5 of my answers were wrong but together we got 3/4 of answers right. How many questions were there for the exam?
10. if x,y<0 and z>xy then which condition is false
4 conditions were given and one condition is wrong. you need to identify that.
24 Puzzle
Question # 1
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Professor Kittredge’s literature seminar includes students with varied tastes
in poetry.All those in the seminar who enjoy the poetry of browing also enjoy
the poetry of eliot.Those who enjoy the poetry of eliot despise the poetry of coleridge.
Some of those who enjoy the poetry of eliot also enjoy the poetry of Auden.
All of those who enjoy the poetry of Coleridge also enjoy the poetry of Donne.
Some of those who enjoy the poetry of Auden also despise the poetry of Coleridge.
All of those who enjoy the poetry of Donne also enjoy the poetry of Frost.
i.
Miss Garfield enjoys the poetry of Donne.Which of the following must be true?
(A) she may or may not enjoy the poetry of coleridge.
(B) She does not enjoy the poetry of Browing.
(C) She does not enjoy the poetry of eliot.
(D) She enjoys the poetry of Coleridge.
ii.
Mr.Huxtable enjoys the poetry of Browing.He may also enjoy any of the following
poets except
(A) Auden.
(B) Coleridge
(C) Donne
(D) Eliot
(E) Frost
iii.
Miss Inaguchi enjoys the poetry of Coleridge.Which of the following must be false?
(A) she does not enjoy the poetry of Auden.
(B) She enjoys the poetry of Donne.
(C) She enjoys the poetry of Frost.
(D) She does not enjoy the poetry of Browning.
(E) She may enjoy the poetry of Eliot.
iv.
Based on the information provided,which of the following statements concerning
the members of the seminar must be true?
(A) All the those who enjoy the poetry of eliot also enjoy the poetry of Browning.
(B) None of those who despise the poetry of Frost enjoy the poetry of Auden.
(C) Some of those who enjoy the poetry of Auden despise the poetry of Coleridge.
(D) None of those who enjoy the poetry of Browning despise the poetry of Donne.
(E) Some of those who enjoys the poetry of Frost despise the poetry of Donne.
(8 Marks)
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Question # 2
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a.Rimmie wears a hat only if goerge wears a tie.
b.George wears a scarf only if Johnie wears a tie.
c.Vickie wears a googles only if Rimmie wears a hat.
d,e,f,g,h
some what like this there are 8 statements,from that we have to determine who wears what.
(8 marks)
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Question # 3
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8 Kigs and 14 Ligs can do 510 tors of work in10days. 13 Kigs and 6 Ligs
can do 484 tors of work in 12 days.
Then find work done by Kigs and Ligs individually in tors/hr?
(5Marks)
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Question # 4
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There is a 3 digited number. 3rd number is the square root of the 1st digit.
2nd digit is the sum of 1st and 3rd.And that number is divisible by 2,3,6,7.
What is that number?
(3 marks)
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Question # 5
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A boy is playing a game. He took totally 55 blocks and kept like placing
some x number on the ground,next one less than that above those blocks
like that till the topmost one is one,like:
x
x x
x x x
x x x x
x x x x x
x x x x x x
x x x x x x x
x x x x x x x x
x x x x x x x x x
x x x x x x x x x x
(They didn’t gave this pictuire,but my explanation is not clear,that’s I gave u this picture)
the question is how many blocks are there at the base level?
(4marks)
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Question # 6
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A cyclist is cycling in a circular path.he is at some point on the path,at that
point 1/5th of the cyclists infront of him and 5/6th back to him gives the total
number of clyclists participating in the race. What is the total number of cyclists?
(5 marks)
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Question # 7
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Regarding ages he gave 67some what confusing statements regarding
3 people’s age.but time time is not sufficient ,so didn’t read that question.
(5 Marks)
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Question # 8
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A boy is at 250yards south to the hare.the hare is running towards east.
Instead of going in Northeast direction .if the follows the hare with
1 and 1/3rd (1+1/3)the speed of hare,what is the total distance travelled
by him to overcome the hare?
And what is the distance traveled by hare before the boy overcomes it?
(6 Marks)
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Question # 9
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There are two dice painted on their sides.A and B are playing with those dice.
A will win if the colour on the two faces of dice is same and b wins if color
is different.
First die is painted 5faces with red and 1 with blue.how is second die painted,
if their chances of winning the game is even.
(6 Marks)
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Question # 10
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A manager declared like this in the meeting. Normally we give 6% interest
on common stock,but the total income this time is Rs 400000 with 7 1/2 interest,
we are giving only 5%interest on common stock.
What is the worth of Comon stock?
(5marks)
25 Puzzle
1. Analytical question. 6 poets, liking and dislikingof poetry E.g.: All who like the poetry of Frost do
not like the poetry of Coolidge. Some who like thepoetry of Dunne like the poetry of Earl. 4 related
questions.
2. Analytical question. 4 people, 4 products. E.g.:Vickie will not get a tie unless George buys a scarf.
Remmie will not get a hat unless Jack buys gloves. Around 12 statements like this. Who will buy what?
3. 13 kigs and 6 libs can produce 510 tors in 10 hrs,8 kigs and 14 libs can produce 484 tors in 12 hrs,
find the rate of production of tors for kigs and libs.Express the answer in tors/hr.
4. Find the 3 digit no. whose last digit is the squareroot of the first digit and second digit is the sum of
the other two digits.
5. Meera was playing with her brother using 55 blocks.She gets bored playing and starts arranging the blocks
such that the no. of blocks in each row is one less than that in the lower row. Find how many were there
in the bottom most row?
6. Rahul took part in a cycling game with many others in a circular closed circuit. After pedaling for
several minutes, he found that 1/5th of the cyclists ahead of him and 5/6th of the cyclists behind him
together formed the total no. of participants. How many were participating in the race?
7. Age sum involving 3 people. Similar to sum no. 127 in Shakuntala Devi but very much tougher than that
sum.
8. Tom wants to catch a hare. He is standing 250 yards south from the hare. The hare starts moving due east.
Tom, instead of moving in the northeast direction, moves in such a way that at every instant, he is going
towards the hare. If speed of tom is one and onethird times that of the hare, find the distance each
traveled before he caught the hare.
9. Two people are playing with a pair of dies. Instead of numbers, the dies have different colors on their
sides. The first person wins if the same color appears on both the dies and the second person wins if the
colors are different. The odds of their winning are equal. If the first dice has 5 red sides and 1 blue
side, find the color(s) on the second one.
10. A company’s director said during the board meeting: ” The company’s income from roads will be
sufficient to pay 6% of the entire stock issue, but since we are paying 7.5% interest on the preferred
stock of Rs.4, 000,000 we are able to pay only 5% of the common stock”. Find the value of the common stock.
26Puzzle
1. there are two colcks one runs 1min/hrs faster and other 1min/hr slower when will the two clocks have time time difference of 1 hr :
ans : 30hrs
2. I take a taxi whose no is 3 digit no. it is not divisible by 2,3,5,7 but divisible by 11 it is the smallest no possible:
ans : 121
3. Three friends start with x marbles each after first round A gives …to B…toC, after second round B does similar , after 3rd round C does similar, they have now marbles as ….. How many marbles they started with:
ans : 20
simple trick is to form equation and solve backwards
4 There is bound to be one 8 marks ques of complex arrangement.. so prepare for that. cat material on complex arrangement is also sufficient for that
5.There is good possibility of ques from clocks,calender,permutation,comb,probability
6. In time,speed,distance the 8th june paper had distances and speeds in different units like inches,feet,m,yards etc so prepare for distance conversion formulae
7. The english section is quite easy with simple grammer,fill in the blanks,(7th class)level passage, spelling mistakes,
it can also have analogies syllogisms etc.so all of u preparing for infosys paper on 6th jul BEST OF LUCK…..
27INFOSYS TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED.
(1) 9 cards are there. u have to arrange them in a 3*3 matrix. cards are of 4 colors.they are red,yellow,blue,green.conditions for arrangement: one red card must be in first rowor second row.2 green cards should be in 3rd column.Yellowcards must be in the 3 corners only. Two blue cards must be in the 2nd row. Atleast one green card in each row.
Solution:
Yellow Red Green
Blue Blue Green
Yellow Green Yellow
 4 cards are placed on a table, each card has two colors. U don’t know the color of the back side of eachcard.4 persons A B C and D are sitting on the table before the cards. They can see Red, Green Red and blue .Out of the 4 poeple 2 always lie.They see the color on the reverse side and give the following
Comment
A: Yellow/Green
B: Neither Blue/nor Green
C: Blue/yellow
D: Blue/Yellow
find out the color on the other side of the 4 cards.
3 .Red and brown tribes [FROM BARRONS GRE] Conditions toget married with each other.
 Venn diagram regarding Rich, muscular, softskinnedemployed, etc.
PART 2.
 SAKUNTALA DEVI’S PUZZLE BOOK : PUZZLES TO PUZZLE YOU.
problem no: 3. ( Brothers and Sisters) problem no: 3. ( Brothers and Sisters)
A family I know has several children. Each boy in thifamily has as many sisters asbrothers but each girl h twice as many brothers as sisters. How many brothers and sisters are there?ans: 4 boys and 3 girls.
 No. of animals is 11 more than the no. of birds. If the no. of birds were the no. of animals and no. of animals were the no. of birds( ie., interchanging no.s of animal and birds.), the total no. of legs get reduced by one fifth (1/5). How many no. of birds and animals were there? ans: birds:11,animals:22
 In a soap company a soap is manufactured with 11 parts For making one soap you will get 1 part as scrap. At theend of the day u have 251 such scraps. From that how many soaps can be manufactured? ans: 22 + 2+ 1 = 25.
 2 * *
3 * * No. 7 does not occur in this Ans: 2 8 1
————— 3 2 2
5 * * multiplication. ———
* 4 * 5 6 2
* * 3 Find the product 5 6 2 0.
————— 8 4 3 0 0
* * * * * —————
————— 9 0 4 8 2
—————
c
rd digit is 3 less than the second. 4 th digit is 4 more than the second one.Find the
digit. ans : 25296.
 There are five thieves, each loot a bakery one after theother such that the first one
takes 1/2 of the total no.of the breads plus 1/2 of a bread. Similarly 2nd, 3rd,4t and
5fth also did the same. After the fifth one no. of breads remained are 3. Initially how
many breads were there? ans : 31
.
 ESCALATOR PROBLEM OF SAKUNTALA DEVI ‘PUZZLES TO PUZZLE’book.
Problem No: Problem 27( Down the escalator)
ans : the no of steps in the stair way : 46.
8.Harbour line and Main line Problem of Sakuntala Devi Puzzl book. Ans : 4/5.
( More Puzzles book)
9.There are some chicken in a poultry. They are fed with corn One sack of corn will
come for 9 days.The farmer decides to sell some chicken and wanted to hold 12
chicken with him.He cuts the feed by 10% and sack of corn comes for 30 days.
So initially how many chicken are there?
10.Two people X & Y walk on the wall of a godown in opposite direction. They meet at a
point on one side and then go ahead. X after walking for some time, walks in
opposite direction for 15 mtrs.Then again he turns back and walks in the original
direction. What distance did Y walk before they met again, if X walks 11 mtrs by the
time Y walks 8 mtrs.
11.Problem from SAKUNTALA DEVI ‘PUZZLES TO PUZZLE U’.
Problem no: 23( Walking back to happiness.)
The walking time : 55 mins.
With this The paper has been completed. For the lack time I have’nt typed those probs,
which are in Sakuntala Devi Puzzle books. I wish all of you the best. Send me the mail
immediately after the written test will
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Test Paper :149 
Paper Type : Aptitude – Puzzle 

Posted By : Jai 
1)At 6’o clock clock ticks 6 times. The time between first and last ticks was 30sec. How much time it takes at 12’o clock. Ans. 66 sec. 2 marks.
2)Three friends divided some bullets equally. After all of them shot 4 bullets the total no.of remaining bullets is equal to that of one has after division. Find the original number divided.
Ans. x x x
x4 x4 x4
3x12 = x
x= 6
ans is 18 2 marks
3)A ship went on a voyage after 180 miles a plane statrted with 10 times speed that of the ship. Find the distance when they meet from starting point.
Ans. 180 + (x/10) = x ,x = 20 ans is 180+20=200miles. 2 marks
4) Fill the empty slots. Three FOOTBALL teams are there. Given below the list of maches.
played won lost draw Goals for Goals against
A 2 2 *0 *0 *7 1
B 2 *0 *1 1 2 4
C 2 *0 *1 *1 3 7
the slots with stars are answers. 4 marks
BC drew with 22
A won on B by 20
a won on C by 51
( YOU HAVE TO FILL THE BLANKS AT APPROPRIATE STAR SYMBOLS.)`
5) There are 3 societies a,b,c. a lent tractors to b and c as many as they had. After some time b gave as many tractors to a and c as many as they have. After sometime c did the same thing. At the end of this transaction eachone of them had 24. Find the tractors each orginally had. Ans a had 39, b had 21, c had 12, 4 marks
6) There N stations on a railroad. After adding x stations 46 additional tickets have to be printed. Find N and X.
Ans. let N(N1) = t; (N+x)(N+x1) = t+46; trail and error method x=2 and N=11 4 marks
7)Given that April 1 is tuesday. a,b,c are 3 persons told that their farewell party was on a – may 8, thursday ,b – may 10,tuesday , c – june 8, friday Out of a,b,c one is only correct one of the regarding month,day,date. Other told two correct and the third person told all wrong.What is correct date,month,day. 5 marks
ans may be MAY 10 SUNDAY. check once again)
8)There are 4 parties. df,gs,dl(depositloss),ew ran for a contest. Anup,Sujit,John made the following statements regarding results. Anup said either df or ew will definitely win sujit said he is confident that df will not win John said he is confident that neither ew nor dl will win the result has come. only one of the above three has made a correct
statement. Who has made the correct statement and who has won the contest. 5 marks.
(ans DL )
9)Five people a,b,c,d,e are related to each other. Four of them make one true statement each as follows.
 i) b is my father’s brother. (ans. d said this)
,ii)e is my motherinlaw. ( b )
iii)c is my soninlaw’s brother. ( e )
iv)a is my brother’s wife. ( c ) who said each statement. 10 marks.
10) All members of d are also members of a All ” e ” d , all ” c ” both a and b ,
not all ” a are members of d ,not all ” d ” e , Some questions on these conditions.(5questions 5 marks)
11)Boys are allowed to watch football at c.v.Raman auditorium subjected to conditions.
i)the boy over age 16 can wear overcoat
ii)no boy over age 15 can wear cap
iii)to watch the football either he has to wear overcoat or capor both
 iv) a boy with an umberella or above 16 or both cannot wear sweater.
 v) boys must either not watch football or wear sweater.
What is the appearence of the boy who is watching football. Try to solve this question…………….
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