Puzzle Set asked in SBI PO Pre Exam


Directions (Q. 1-5): Study the lowing information to answer the given questions
Eight friends Amar, Kumar, Shekhar, Kishore, Kamal, Vimal, Jamal and Vishal are sitting in a straight line equidistant from each other (but not necessarily in the same order). Some of them are facing south while some are facing north.

(Note : Facing the same direction means, if one is facing north then the other also faces north and vice-versa. Facing the opposite directions means, if one is facing north then the other faces south and vice-versa)

Amar faces north. Only two persons sit to the right of Amar. Kumar sits third to the left of Amar. Only one person sits between Kumar and Vimal . Vimal sits to the immediate right of Kamal. Only one person sits between Kamal and Vishal. Both the immediate neighbors of Kumar face the same direction as Shekar sits third to the left of Vimal. Kumar faces the opposite direction as Amar. Jamal does not sit at any of the extremes ends of the line. Kishore faces the same direction as Kamal. Both Jamal and Shekhar face the opposite direction of Vishal.

1. How many persons in the given arrangement are facing South?
(a) More than four
(b) Four 
(c) One
(d) Three 
(e) Two

2. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way, and so form a group. Which of the following does not belong to the group?
(a) kumar
(b) vishal 
(c) amar
(d) jamal 
(e) shekar

3. What is the position of vimal with respect to kishore?
(a) Second to the left
(b) Third to the right
(c) fourth to the left
(d) fourth to the right
(e) Second to the right

4. Who amongst the following sits exactly between jamal and kamal?
(a) vimal and amar 
(b) vimal and shekhar 
(c)vishal and kishore
(d) shekhar and kumar 
(e) none

5. Who is sitting 2nd to the right of vishal?
(a) shekar 
(b) kamal 
(c) kumar
(d) kishore 
(e) None of these.


1. b
2. b
3. d
4. a
5. c

Line arrangement: Kishore,  vishal, kumar, kamal, vimal, amar, jamal, shekar
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