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All About Floor Based Puzzles Type Questions

Different types of floor-based reasoning puzzle questions are asked in banking exams, and these puzzles mainly differ in the level of their difficulty.

Easy Level of Floor-Based Puzzle For SBI Clerk

I) There are nine people, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, and I, who all live in a building with nine floors. However, the order is not the same. The ground floor is designated as 1, the next floor as two, etc. I am living on an odd-numbered floor which is above the 5th floor. There are two people living between floors I and D. C is also living on an odd-numbered floor. Still, its floor is not right above or below D. There are several people living between D and F and between the floors of D, and G. B is living on the lowermost floor. One individual is living between the floors of E and I. H is not living on an even-numbered floor, as is A living, but A does not live above the 2nd floor.

Question 1: Which of the following statements are true about A?

  1. There are only three people living between floors of A and B
  2. There are three people living above the A’s floor
  3. There is only one person living between floors of A and D
  4. A is living on an even-numbered floor
  5. None of the above statements is true

Answer: 4

Question 2. On which floor is D living?

  1. 3
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 5
  5. 7

Answer: 1

Question 3. Who is living right below C’s floor?

  1. F
  2. C
  3. D
  4. B
  5. I

Answer: 3

Question 4. How many people are living between the floors of B and D?

  1. 3
  2. More than 3
  3. No one
  4. 2
  5. 4

Answer: 4

Question 5: Who is living on the 5th floor?

  1. F
  2. B
  3. D
  4. I
  5. None of the above

Answer: 4

Moderate Level of Floor-Based Banking Puzzle

II) A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are eight people living in an eight storied building. The ground floor of the building is designated as 1, and the next one is 2 and so on. These eight people have different fruits, namely, Mango, Raspberry, Ice Apple, Strawberry, Papaya, Apple, Berry and Orange. 

A lives on an even-numbered floor, which is higher than the 3rd floor, and A does not like Apple, Strawberry or Orange. The exact number of people living above A as those living below H. H lives two floors below E’s floor, and H likes Raspberry. F is living above A’s floor. C and B are living on the top floor and the ground floor respectively and like Orange and Mango respectively. The one who is living on the 7th floor likes Apple. H is living on the 3rd floor, and its favourite fruit is Ice Apple. G is living three places above B’s floors, and its favourite fruit is Berry.

Question 1. Which floor does D live on?

  1. 5th
  2. 2nd 
  3. 3rd
  4. 8th
  5. None of the above

Answer: 2

Question 2. Which of the following options is different from the rest?

  1. G and D
  2. A and C
  3. G and A
  4. B and H
  5. H and E

Answer. 1

Question 3. How many people live between the floors of D and F?

  1. Two
  2. Four
  3. Three
  4. Five
  5. one

Answer: 2

Question 4. Who amongst the options given below likes Apple?

  1. F
  2. B
  3. D
  4. A
  5. H

Answer: 1

Question 5. Who amongst the following likes Ice Apple?

  1. A
  2. E
  3. G
  4. F
  5. H

Answer: 1

Advanced Level of Floor-Based Puzzles

III) M, N, O, P, Q and R are six females who want to go out with six boys U, V, W, X, Y and Z. However, they are not in the same order. Different pairs have gone to different countries, including Kenya, America, China and Australia, while two pairs went to Turkey. These different Paris also like colours, including Red, Green, White and Brown. However, the colours Red and Green are liked by two pairs. 

P and M have gone to Turkey, and they do not like the colours White and Green. R did not go with Y, and both of them do not like the colour Brown. X and W wanted to go to China and America. Those who have gone to Australia like the colour that N likes. O and Z form a pair and go to Australia, but they do not like the colours White and Red. N has gone to China and likes the colour Green. Q did not go out with U and V, and Q has not gone to America. Q also does not like the colours Red and Brown. 

Question 1. Who went to China?

  1. PU
  2. UQ
  3. OZ
  4. NT
  5. None of the above

Answer: 4

Question 2. If M and U went together, who went with P?

  1. X
  2. W
  3. V
  4. Y
  5. None of the above

Answer: 3

Question 3: Who went to Australia?

  1. Z
  2. W
  3. X
  4. Y
  5. None of the above

Answer. 3

Question 4. O likes which colour?

  1. White
  2. Red
  3. Brown
  4. Green
  5. None of the above

Answer: 5


Since about 40% to 50% of the question paper comprises banking puzzles, students must be well aware of the various reasoning puzzle questions that Examiners can ask in the exam. More commonly, a floor-based puzzle for SBI clerk exams is asked.


Frequently asked questions

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Does the difficulty level of floor-based banking puzzles vary?

Ans.Yes, it differs from exam to exam. Easy to moderate types of questions are asked in the prelims, and advanced le...Read full

Are floor-based puzzles standard in the reasoning puzzle questions section of banking exams?

Ans. Yes. However, other types of puzzles, like box-based puzzles, are also common in banking exams.