# Newest Aptitude and Reasoning Questions

## Handpicked tough and relevant questions on aptitude and reasoning for Bank PO Exams, GATE, LIC(AO), SSC and NTSE Exams. These questions are being added date-wise. Solutions to these questions have been given either as a video or as a plain text. These are arranged date-wise. The topic-wise arrangement can be found in the respective topic, a link to which can be found on the solution page.

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## Newest Aptitude and Reasoning Questions

Handpicked tough and relevant questions on aptitude and reasoning for Bank PO Exams, GATE, LIC(AO), SSC and NTSE Exams. These questions are being added date-wise. Solutions to these questions have been given either as a video or as a plain text. These are arranged date-wise. The topic-wise arrangement can be found in the respective topic, a link to which can be found on the solution page.

### (04-Aug-2016) Question 32 (Sitting Arrangements)

[SBI PO 2016 Mains]There are two parallel rows of six seats each. A, B, C, D and E are sitting in row-1 facing South. P, Q, R, S and T are facing North. One seat is vacant in each row. Each likes a different color i.e. Red, Green, Pink, Blue, Purple, White, Black, Grey, Violet and Yellow.

1. S sits third to the right of R and likes Blue color. Only two people sit between Q and the vacant seat.
2. Q does not like Purple or Pink color.
3. E is not an immediate neighbor of C. B likes yellow color.
4. The one who likes Pink faces the one who likes Grey color.
5. The one who likes Pink sits opposite to the one who sits third right
of the person who sits opposite to S.
6. C is not an immediate neighbor of D.
7. T, who likes neither Purple nor White color, does not face the vacant seat.
8. Neither S nor R sits at any of the extreme ends. D faces R.
9. Vacant seats are not opposite to each other.
10. Two persons sit between C and B, who sits third right of the
one who likes Black color.
11. The one who likes Violet color faces the one who likes Blue color.
12. The persons who like the Red and Grey colors are adjacent to each other.
13. Vacant seat of row - 1 is not an immediate neighbor of D.
14. Q sits at one of the extreme ends. R does not like Red and Grey color.
15. Vacant seat of row-1 does not face S who doesn't sit at any of the extreme ends.
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### (22-Jul-2016) Question 31 (Algebra)

The value of \$1/{a^2 + ax + x^2} - 1/{a^2 - ax + x^2} + {2ax}/{a^4 + a^2x^2 + x^4}\$ is ?

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### (11-Jul-2016) Question 30 (Problems on Trains)

Two trains start towards each other and meet somewhere in between. After that they reach their destinations after 16 and 9 hours respectively. What is the speed of the second train, if the first one travels at 120 km/h?

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### (11-Jul-2016) Question 29 (Problems on Trains)

Two trains start simultaneously from two stations separated by 560 km. Their speeds are 30 km/h and 40 km/h. Just at the time when they started, a bird that was sitting on the engine of one of them, began to fly towards the other train. On reaching that train, the bird started to fly to and fro towards the first train, and kept doing so till it was crushed. How much distance was travelled by the bird, if it was travelling at 90 km/h [Bank Exam 1989]?

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### (11-Jul-2016) Question 28 (Problems on Trains)

A train met with an accident 100 km away from station X. It completed the remaining journey at 5/6 of its normal speed and reached its destination late by 2 hours. Had the accident taken place 300 km away, then it would have been late only by 1 hour. What is the normal speed of the train?

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### (09-Jul-2016) Question 27 (Problems on Trains)

A passenger sitting inside a train travelling at 60 km/h observes that the time taken by the train to cross two bridges is in the ratio 7 : 4. What is the length of the second bridge if the first bridge is 280 meters long?

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### (09-Jul-2016) Question 26 (Problems on Trains)

Two trains of length 120 meters each cross each other in 12 seconds if they travel in same direction. But if they are travelling in opposite directions, they take only 4 seconds. What is the speed of the faster train?

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### (09-Jul-2016) Question 25 (Problems on Trains)

It takes 24 sec for a train travelling at 93 km/h to cross entirely another train half its length travelling in opposite direction at 51 km/h and passes a bridge in 66 sec. What is the length of the bridge in meters?

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### (09-Jul-2016) Question 24 (Problems on Trains)

Train A crosses a stationery train B in 50 seconds and a pole in 20 seconds with the same speed. The length of train A is 240 meters. What is the length of the stationery train B?

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### (08-Jul-2016) Question 23 (Problems on Trains)

Two boys A and B are running in the same direction at 6 km/h and 3 km/h, respectively. A is behind and B is some distance ahead of him. A train travelling at 54 km/h is coming from behind and the three of them come in such a position where B is at the head and A at the tail of the train. When the boys meet, the tail of the train is 320 meters away. What is the length of the train?

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### (08-Jul-2016) Question 22 (Problems on Trains)

A train crosses two girls walking opposite to it in 36 and 30 seconds respectively. What is the length of the train if the speeds of the girls are 3 and 6 km/h?

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### (08-Jul-2016) Question 21 (Problems on Trains)

A train whistles when it is at a certain distance from a tunnel XY. A cat is sitting inside the tunnel at a distance of 5/12 of the length of the tunnel as measured from the entrance X. If the cat runs towards the entrance, the train catches it at point X. And, if it runs towards the exit, then the train catches it at the point Y. What is the ratio of the speed of the train to that of the cat?

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### (06-Jul-2016) Question 20 (Sitting Arrangements)

Seven friends A, B, C, D, E, F and G are sitting around a table facing either the center or outside. Each one belongs to a different department: Finance, Marketing, Sales, HR, Corporate Finance, Investment Banking and Operations. C sits third to the right of G. G faces the center. Only one person sits between C and the person working in the HR department. Immediate neighbors of C face outside. Only one person sits between F and D, both of whom face the center. D doesn't work in the HR department. A works in the Investment Banking department, and faces towards the center. Two persons sit between the persons working in Investment Banking and Marketing departments. The person who works in Corporate Finance department sits to the immediate left of E. C faces the same direction as E. The person who works in Corporate Finance sits to the immediate right of the person who works in Finance. G works in Operations. What is the arrangement?

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### (06-Jul-2016) Question 19 (Sitting Arrangements)

A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a circle facing the centre but not necessarily in the same order. B sits second to the left of H's husband. No female is an immediate neighbor of B. D's daughter sits second to the right of F. F is the sister of G. F is not an immediate neighbor of H's husband. Only one person sits between A and F. A is the father of G. H's brother D sits to the immediate left of H's mother. Only one person sits between H's mother and E. Only one person sits between H and G. G is the mother of C. G is not an immediate neighbor of E. What is the arrangement?

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### (06-Jul-2016) Question 18 (Sitting Arrangements)

Eight people E, F, G, H, J, K, L and M are sitting around a circular table facing the centre. Each of them is of a different profession Chartered Accountant, Columnist, Doctor, Engineer, Financial Analyst, Lawyer, Professor and Scientist but not necessarily in the same order. F is sitting second to the left of K. The Scientist is an immediate neighbor of K. There are only three people between the Scientist and E. Only one person sits between the Engineer and E. The Columnist is to the immediate right of the Engineer. M is second to the right of K. H is the Scientist. G and J are immediate neighbors of each other. Neither G nor J is an Engineer. The Financial Analyst is to the immediate left of F. The Lawyer is second to the right of the Columnist. The Professor is an immediate neighbor of the Engineer. G is second to the right of the Chartered Accountant. What is the arrangement?

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### (05-Jul-2016) Question 17 (Sitting Arrangements)

A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a square table in such a way that four of them sit at four corners of the square while four sit in the middle of each of the four sides. The ones who sit at four corners face the centre of the table while those who sit in the middle of the sides are facing outside outside. Each of them likes a different subject: Hindi, Maths, English, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, History and Geography.

C sits third to the left of the one who likes Geography. The one who likes Geography faces outside. Only two persons sit between C and H. The one who likes Maths sits on the immediate right of H. The one who likes Chemistry sits second to the right of G. G is neither an immediate neighbor of H nor of C. G does not like Geography. Only one person sits between A and the one who likes Chemistry. D sits on the immediate left of the one who likes Physics. G does not like Physics. E likes History. E is not an immediate neighbor of A. The one who likes Hindi is an immediate neighbor of E. The one who likes Biology is an immediate neighbor of F. What is the sitting arrangement? [IBPS PO 2014]

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### (03-Jul-2016) Question 16 (Sitting Arrangements)

Seven friends, namely L, M, N, O, P, Q and R. like different animated movies, namely Finding Nemo, Rio, Frozen, Up, Lion King, Shrek and Cars, but not necessarily in the same order. Each friend also has a presentation on topics of different subjects, namely Civics, History, English, Geography, Chemistry, Physics and Biology but not necessarily in the same order. Q has a presentation on Civics and likes neither Frozen nor Up. The one who likes Finding Nemo has a presentation on History. L likes Rio and has a presentation neither on Geography nor on Chemistry. The one who likes Cars has a presentation on Biology. M has a presentation on Physics and does not like Up. The one who likes Up does not have a presentation on Chemistry. O likes Lion King. R does not have a presentation on History and does not like Up. P does not like Up. What is the arrangement?[SBI PO 2014]

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### (02-Jul-2016) Question 15 (Sitting Arrangements)

A, B, C, D, E, G, and I are seven friends who study in three different standards namely 5th, 6th, 7th such that not less than two friends study in the same standard. Each friend also has a different favorite subject namely History, Civics, English, Marathi, Hindi, Maths and Economics but not necessarily in the same order. A likes Maths and studies in 5th standard with only one other friends who likes Marathi. I studies with two other friends. Both the friends who study with I like language (here languages include only Hindi, Marathi and English).D studies in 6th standard with only one person and does not like Civics. E studies with only one friend. The one who likes history does not study in 5th or 6th standard. E does not like languages. C does not like English, Hindi or Civics. What is the arrangement?

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### (02-Jul-2016) Question 14 (Sitting Arrangements)

An organization decided to distribute seven types of laptops on week days starting from Monday to Sunday. The seven laptops to be distributed are of Sony, Acer, Asus, Lenovo, Dell, HP and HCL but not necessarily in the same order. Dell laptops to be given on Saturday, Lenovo laptops are given just after Asus laptops and Asus laptops are not given on Wednesday. HP laptops are given two days after the distribution of Asus laptop. Acer laptops are distributed just after Sony laptop. HCL laptops are distributed after Acer laptops. HP laptops are distributed after Dell laptops. What is the arrangement?

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### (02-Jul-2016) Question 13 (Sitting Arrangements)

Seven lectures are scheduled to be held in a week. There is only one lecture on each of the seven days of the week, starting from Monday and ending on Sunday. Chemistry is taught either on Wednesday or on Saturday. Three lectures are scheduled to be held between Chemistry and English. Two lectures are scheduled to be held between English and Computers. Lecture on Physics is scheduled on the day which is immediately next to the day when lecture on Biology is scheduled. Lecture on Psychology is scheduled to be held after Mathematics (not necessarily immediately after Mathematics). Lecture on Psychology is not scheduled for Saturday or Sunday. What is the arrangement?

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### (30-Jun-2016) Question 12 (Sitting Arrangements)

Six plays are to be organized from Monday to Sunday with one play each day except for one day when there is no play. 'No play' day is not Monday or Sunday. The plays are held in sets of 3 plays each in such a way that 3 plays are held without any break, i.e. 3 plays are held in such a way that there is no 'No play' day between them but immediately before this set or immediately after this set it is 'No play' day. Play Z was held on 26th and play X was held on 31st of the same month. Play B was not held immediately after play A (but was held after A, not necessarily immediately) and play M was held immediately before Q. All the six plays were held in the same month.

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### (30-Jun-2016) Question 11 (Sitting Arrangements)

Five plays A, B, C, D and E were organized in a week from Monday to Saturday with one play each day and no play was organized on one of these days. Play D was organized before Thursday but after Monday. Play E was organized on Saturday. Play C was not organized on the first day. Play B was organized on the next day on which play C was organized. Play A was organized on Tuesday.

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### (30-Jun-2016) Question 10 (Sitting Arrangements)

A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are eight students of school. They study in standard VI, VII and VIII without more than three in any standard. Each of them have a favorite subject from physics, geography, English, Marathi, mathematics, chemistry, biology and economics but not necessarily in the same order. D likes chemistry and studies in standard VIII with only H. B does not study in standard VII. E and A study in the same standard but not with B. C and F study in the same standard. Those who study in standard VI do not like mathematics or biology. F likes physics. The one who studies in standard VIII likes English. C does not like Geography. A's favorite subject is Marathi and G does not like Biology.

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### (30-Jun-2016) Question 9 (Sitting Arrangements)

A, B, D, E and F are sitting in a straight line. Some are facing north while the remaining are facing south. No two neighbors are facing the same direction. D is second to the right of A but to the immediate left of B. E and D are immediate neighbors. E and F both face the south direction. What is the sitting arrangement?

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### (30-Jun-2016) Question 8 (Sitting Arrangements)

Six friends C,D,E,F,G and H are standing in a straight line facing north. D is second to the right of F. C is fourth to the left of H, and H is not at either of the extreme ends. E is to the right of D. What is the arrangement?

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### (30-Jun-2016) Question 7 (Seating Arrangements)

A,B,C,D,E and F are sitting in a row facing south. P,Q,R,S,T and V are sitting in a parallel row facing north. V sits third to right of S. S faces F and F does not sit at any of the extreme ends of the line. D sits third to right of C. R faces C. The one facing E sits third to right of P. B and P do not sit at the extreme ends of the line. T is not an immediate neighbor of V and A is not an immediate neighbor of C. E is to the right of D. What is the sitting arrangement?

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### Question 6 (Seating Arrangements) [SBI PO 2013]

Eight people namely A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting in a straight line from East to West. Some are facing North direction and some are facing South direction.

H sits to the third left of C and faces South. F is sitting at the one end of the extreme ends and is facing North. B and G are facing in same direction and person sitting between them is facing opposite direction. A is sitting third from left end and is facing South direction. A is sitting adjacent to E and both are facing in opposite direction. D is sitting to the immediate right of B and both are facing in same direction. C is facing in North direction. A and D are not neighbors. Neighbors of H are facing in same direction which is opposite to the direction of H is facing. E sits to the right of A.

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### Question 5 (Seating Arrangements)

Seven friends A, B, C, D, E, F and G are sitting in a straight line, and facing north. F is third to the right of A. D is an immediate neighbor of B, who is not at an extreme end. There is one person between A and C. G is at an extreme end, but C is not at any extreme end. There is one person between D and C. What is the sitting arrangement? Click for Solution and Discussion

### Question 4 (Seating Arrangements)

Five friends V, W, X, Y and Z are sitting in a straight line. Three of them are facing north and two who are facing south are sitting adjacent to each other. W is to the left of Z and Y is to the left of W. X, who is at an extreme end, is third to the left of Y. V is facing north. What is the arrangement? Click for Solution and Discussion

### Question 3 (Venn Diagrams)

10 guests like Pepsi, 15 like Coke and 20 like Limca. 2 guests like all the three drinks, and 3 guests like at-least two drinks. How many like exactly one drink? Click for Solution and Discussion

### Question 2 (Sitting Arrangements)

Eight friends are sitting in a straight line. Half of them are facing north, and half are facing the south direction. E and G are facing opposite directions. There are two persons between D and E. G is between E and C, who is facing the south direction. F is to the left of D and B is to the right of F. There are two persons between A and G, and both those persons are facing in opposite directions. Both H and G are facing north. B and F are facing south. What is the arrangement? [time allowed < 4 minutes] Click for Solution and Discussion

### Question 1 (Sitting Arrangements)

Six friends A, B, C, D, E and F are sitting in a straight line. Some of them are facing north, and some are facing south. D is facing north and is sitting to the left of E. B is also facing north but is second to the left of E. B is to the right of C. A is the immediate neighbor of E. F and A are facing the same direction but opposite to that of E. F is to the left of C. What is the sitting arrangement?(1 minute) Click for Solution and Discussion