# Jumbled Questions with Answers for Competitive Exams

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**Jumbled Problems with Solutions**

**Direction. Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions:**

**Q.1.There are five friends A, B, C, D and E. Two of them are businessmen while the other three belong to different occupations viz. medical, engineer and legal. One businessman and the lawyer stay in the same locality S, while the other three stay in three different localities P, Q and R. Two of these five persons are Hindus while the remaining three come from three different communities viz. Muslim, Christian and Sikh. The lawyer is the oldest in age while one of the businessmen who runs a factory is the youngest. The other businessman is a cloth merchant and age wise lies between the doctor and the lawyer. D is a cloth merchant and stays in locality S while E is a Muslim and stays in locality R. The doctor is a Christian and stays in locality P, B is a Sikh while A is a Hindu and runs a factory.**

**Who stays in locality?**

(A) B

(B) A

(C) E

(D) C

Ans . B

I.)A is a Hindu, B is a Sikh, E is a Muslim. Now, the doctor is a Christian and D is a cloth merchant. So, C is a Christian and D is a Hindu.

II.) D stays in locality S. E stays in locality R. Now, one businessman i.e. D and the lawyer stay in S. C is a doctor, stays in locality P. Clearly, A stays in locality Q.

III.) Clearly, A is a factory owner, B is a lawyer, C is a doctor, D is a cloth merchant and E is an engineer.

A | B | C | D | E | |

Profession | Factory Owner | Lawyer | Doctor | Cloth merchant | Engineer |

Religion | Hindu | Sikh | Christian | Hindu | Muslim |

Locality | Q | S | P | S | R |

IV.) B, the lawyer, is oldest. A, the factory owner, is the youngest. D, the cloth merchant lies between doctor and lawyer i.e. B and C in age.

So, age wise sequences : B > D > C > E > A. Hence, A stays in locality Q.

**Q.2. (i). There is a group of five persons – A, B, C, D and E.**

**(ii). One of them is a horticulturist, one is a physicist, one is a journalist, one is an industrialist and one is an advocated.**

**(iii). Three of them – A, C and advocate prefer tea to coffee and two of them – B and the journalist prefer coffee to tea.**

**(iv). The industrialist and D and A are friend to one another but two of these prefer coffee to tea.**

**(v). The horticulturist is C`s brother. Which of the statements above is superfluous?**

(A) (iv)

(B) (iii)

(C) (v)

(D) (ii)

(E) Nil

Ans . E

A prefers tea. So, from (iv), the industrialist and D prefer coffee. But, from (iii), B and the journalist prefer coffee. So, B is the industrialist and D is the journalist.

Now, A, C and advocate remain. Clearly, E is the advocate.

The horticulturist is C's brother. It can be only A. C is a physicist.

A | B | C | D | E | |

Profession | Horticulturist | Industrialist | Physicist | Journalist | Advocate |

Profession | Tea | Coffee | Tea | Coffee | Tea |

Since all the statements are required to analyse the given data, none of them is superfluous.

**Q.3. There are five friends A, B, C, D and E. Two of them are businessmen while the other three belong to different occupations viz. medical, engineer and legal. One businessman and the lawyer stay in the same locality S, while the other three stay in three different localities P, Q and R. Two of these five persons are Hindus while the remaining three come from three different communities viz. Muslim, Christian and Sikh. The lawyer is the oldest in age while one of the businessmen who runs a factory is the youngest. The other businessman is a cloth merchant and age wise lies between the doctor and the lawyer. D is a cloth merchant and stays in locality S while E is a Muslim and stays in locality R. The doctor is a Christian and stays in locality P, B is a Sikh while A is a Hindu and runs a factory.**

**What is E's occupation?**

(A) Engineer

(B) Business

(C) Doctor

(D) Lawyer

Ans . A

I.) A is a Hindu, B is a Sikh, E is a Muslim. Now, the doctor is a Christian and D is a cloth merchant. So, C is a Christian and D is a Hindu.

II.) D stays in locality S. E stays in locality R. Now, one businessman i.e. D and the lawyer stay in S. C is a doctor, stays in locality P. Clearly, A stays in locality Q.

III.) Clearly, A is a factory owner, B is a lawyer, C is a doctor, D is a cloth merchant and E is an engineer.

A | B | C | D | E | |

Profession | Factory Owner | Lawyer | Doctor | Cloth merchant | Engineer |

Religion | Hindu | Sikh | Christian | Hindu | Muslim |

Locality | Q | S | P | S | R |

IV.) B, the lawyer, is oldest. A, the factory owner, is the youngest. D, the cloth merchant lies between doctor and lawyer i.e. B and C in age.

So, age wise sequences: B > D > C > E > A. Hence, E is an engineer.

**Q.4.(i). There is a group of five persons – A, B, C, D and E.**

**(ii). One of them is a horticulturist, one is a physicist, one is a journalist, one is an industrialist and one is an advocated.**

**(iii). Three of them – A, C and advocate prefer tea to coffee and two of them – B and the journalist prefer coffee to tea.**

**(iv). The industrialist and D and A are friend to one another but two of these prefer coffee to tea.**

**(v). The horticulturist is C`s brother. Who is a physicist?**

(A) E

(B) A

(C) C

(D) D

(E) B

Ans . C

A prefers tea. So, from (iv), the industrialist and D prefer coffee. But, from (iii), B and the journalist prefer coffee. So, B is the industrialist and D is the journalist.

Now, A, C and advocate remain. Clearly, E is the advocate.

The horticulturist is C's brother. It can be only A. C is a physicist.

A | B | C | D | E | |

Profession | Horticulturist | Industrialist | Physicist | Journalist | Advocate |

Profession | Tea | Coffee | Tea | Coffee | Tea |

Hence, C is the physicist.

**Q.5. There are five friends A, B, C, D and E. Two of them are businessmen while the other three belong to different occupations viz. medical, engineer and legal. One businessman and the lawyer stay in the same locality S, while the other three stay in three different localities P, Q and R. Two of these five persons are Hindus while the remaining three come from three different communities viz. Muslim, Christian and Sikh. The lawyer is the oldest in age while one of the businessmen who runs a factory is the youngest. The other businessman is a cloth merchant and age wise lies between the doctor and the lawyer. D is a cloth merchant and stays in locality S while E is a Muslim and stays in locality R. The doctor is a Christian and stays in locality P, B is a Sikh while A is a Hindu and runs a factory.**

**Age wise who among the following lies between A and C ?**

(A) Doctor

(B) Lawyer

(C) Engineer

(D) Cloth merchant

Ans . C

I.) A is a Hindu, B is a Sikh, E is a Muslim. Now, the doctor is a Christian and D is a cloth merchant. So, C is a Christian and D is a Hindu.

II.) D stays in locality S. E stays in locality R. Now, one businessman i.e. D and the lawyer stay in S. C is a doctor, stays in locality P. Clearly, A stays in locality Q.

III.) Clearly, A is a factory owner, B is a lawyer, C is a doctor, D is a cloth merchant and E is an engineer.

A | B | C | D | E | |

Profession | Factory Owner | Lawyer | Doctor | Cloth merchant | Engineer |

Religion | Hindu | Sikh | Christian | Hindu | Muslim |

Locality | Q | S | P | S | R |

IV.) B, the lawyer, is oldest. A, the factory owner, is the youngest. D, the cloth merchant lies between doctor and lawyer i.e. B and C in age.

So, age wise sequences : B > D > C > E > A.

Hence, E lies between A and C. E is an engineer.

**Q.6.(i). There is a group of five persons – A, B, C, D and E.**

**(ii). One of them is a horticulturist, one is a physicist, one is a journalist, one is an industrialist and one is an advocated.**

**(iii). Three of them – A, C and advocate prefer tea to coffee and two of them – B and the journalist prefer coffee to tea.**

**(iv). The industrialist and D and A are friend to one another but two of these prefer coffee to tea.**

**(v). The horticulturist is C`s brother. Which of the following groups includes a persons who likes tea but is not an advocate?**

(A) DE

(B) ACE

(C) BD

(D) BCE

(E) None of these

Ans . E

A prefers tea. So, from (iv), the industrialist and D prefer coffee. But, from (iii), B and the journalist prefer coffee. So, B is the industrialist and D is the journalist.

Now, A, C and advocate remain. Clearly, E is the advocate.

The horticulturist is C's brother. It can be only A. C is a physicist.

A | B | C | D | E | |

Profession | Horticulturist | Industrialist | Physicist | Journalist | Advocate |

Profession | Tea | Coffee | Tea | Coffee | Tea |

Clearly, A and C are the persons who like tea but are not advocates.

**Q.7. There are five friends A, B, C, D and E. Two of them are businessmen while the other three belong to different occupations viz. medical, engineer and legal. One businessman and the lawyer stay in the same locality S, while the other three stay in three different localities P, Q and R. Two of these five persons are Hindus while the remaining three come from three different communities viz. Muslim, Christian and Sikh. The lawyer is the oldest in age while one of the businessmen who runs a factory is the youngest. The other businessman is a cloth merchant and age wise lies between the doctor and the lawyer. D is a cloth merchant and stays in locality S while E is a Muslim and stays in locality R. The doctor is a Christian and stays in locality P, B is a Sikh while A is a Hindu and runs a factory.**

**What is B's occupation?**

(A) Engineer

(B) Business

(C) Doctor

(D) Lawyer

Ans . D

I.)A is a Hindu, B is a Sikh, E is a Muslim. Now, the doctor is a Christian and D is a cloth merchant. So, C is a Christian and D is a Hindu.

A | B | C | D | E | |

Profession | Factory Owner | Lawyer | Doctor | Cloth merchant | Engineer |

Religion | Hindu | Sikh | Christian | Hindu | Muslim |

Locality | Q | S | P | S | R |

So, age wise sequences: B > D > C > E > A. Hence, B is a lawyer.

**Q.8. (i). There is a group of five persons – A, B, C, D and E.**

**(iv). The industrialist and D and A are friend to one another but two of these prefer coffee to tea.**

**(v). The horticulturist is C`s brother. Who is an industrialist?**

(A) C

(B) E

(C) D

(D) B

(E) A

Ans . D

A prefers tea. So, from (iv), the industrialist and D prefer coffee. But, from (iii), B and the journalist prefer coffee. So, B is the industrialist and D is the journalist.

Now, A, C and advocate remain. Clearly, E is the advocate.

The horticulturist is C's brother. It can be only A. C is a physicist.

A | B | C | D | E | |

Profession | Horticulturist | Industrialist | Physicist | Journalist | Advocate |

Profession | Tea | Coffee | Tea | Coffee | Tea |

Hence, B is an industrialist.

**Q.9. There are five friends A, B, C, D and E. Two of them are businessmen while the other three belong to different occupations viz. medical, engineer and legal. One businessman and the lawyer stay in the same locality S, while the other three stay in three different localities P, Q and R. Two of these five persons are Hindus while the remaining three come from three different communities viz. Muslim, Christian and Sikh. The lawyer is the oldest in age while one of the businessmen who runs a factory is the youngest. The other businessman is a cloth merchant and age wise lies between the doctor and the lawyer. D is a cloth merchant and stays in locality S while E is a Muslim and stays in locality R. The doctor is a Christian and stays in locality P, B is a Sikh while A is a Hindu and runs a factory.**

**What is C's occupation?**

(A) Lawyer

(B) Doctor

(C) Business

(D) Engineer

Ans . B

I.) A is a Hindu, B is a Sikh, E is a Muslim. Now, the doctor is a Christian and D is a cloth merchant. So, C is a Christian and D is a Hindu.

A | B | C | D | E | |

Profession | Factory Owner | Lawyer | Doctor | Cloth merchant | Engineer |

Religion | Hindu | Sikh | Christian | Hindu | Muslim |

Locality | Q | S | P | S | R |

So, age wise sequences: B > D > C > E > A.Hence, C is a doctor.

**Q.10. (i) There is a group of five persons – A, B, C, D and E.**

**(ii) One of them is a horticulturist, one is a physicist, one is a journalist, one is an industrialist and one is an advocated.**

**(iii) Three of them – A, C and advocate prefer tea to coffee and two of them – B and the journalist prefer coffee to tea.**

**(iv) The industrialist and D and A are friends to one another but two of these prefer coffee to tea.**

**(v) The horticulturist is C`s brother. Who is a horticulturist?**

(A) B

(B) A

(C) D

(D) C

(E) E

Ans . B

A prefers tea. So, from (iv), the industrialist and D prefer coffee. But, from (iii), B and the journalist prefer coffee. So, B is the industrialist and D is the journalist.

Now, A, C and advocate remain. Clearly, E is the advocate.

The horticulturist is C's brother. It can be only A. C is a physicist.

A | B | C | D | E | |

Profession | Horticulturist | Industrialist | Physicist | Journalist | Advocate |

Profession | Tea | Coffee | Tea | Coffee | Tea |

Hence, A is a horticulturist.