# Tips & Tricks to Solve Reasoning Puzzles Fast for RBI Assistant Mains

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

Tips & Tricks to Solve Reasoning Puzzles Fast in RBI Assistant Mains! We all are very much aware of the present situation across the globe. The situation has led to the cancellation and delay in the conduct of many competitive exams. One such exam is RBI Assistant Mains 2020. After a gap of 3 years, RBI had conducted it, so students had a great expectation from this exam. In such a condition, students should not lose focus on their exam preparation and should continue their preparation with full efforts.

Talking of any Mains exam, all the sections play an important role in clearing and scoring good marks. In this article, we will discuss how to approach and effective tips to solve the reasoning puzzles fast in RBI Assistant Mains 2020 exam. Puzzles, as we all know are asked in a good number. In the main exam, puzzles might be asked of around 20-25 marks out of a total of 40 marks. Once you have done enough practice of puzzles, you can easily score well in the reasoning ability section.

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## Tips to Solve Reasoning Puzzles Fast for RBI Assistant Mains

### Types of Puzzles:

• Linear Puzzle
• Circular Puzzle
• Floor/Bbox based Puzzles
• Scheduling Puzzles
• An uncertain number of persons based Puzzles
• Square/Rectangle Arrangement based Puzzle
• Combination of above Puzzles

The candidates should go through the complete puzzle at once before attempting it. Focus on the following important points

• Number of parameters given
• Number of positive statements
• The number of independent statements/dependent statements.
• Check the direction of sitting
• Take care of words like adjacent, just above or below, not more than, exactly mid, floors above, etc

### Right Approach to attempt a puzzle in the examination:

1. Analyze and interpret all the direct statements given in the puzzle

2. Also, jot down all the negative statements given in the puzzle

3. Write them down on a piece of paper in a simple form such that you do not have to look at the given puzzle time and again. E.g. if the statement is “A sits 4th to the right of B” then you can simply write it as “A →4R B”. This will save your time spent in writing down information.

4. In case of multiple possibilities, draw each one possibility and rule out them one by one till you are left with just one final answer

5. In the end, you will be left with only one case that will be in sync with all the positive as well as the negative statements

It is always better to understand how to solve a puzzle with the help of an example. So, let us now solve one question in detail along with its solution.

Example:

A certain number of people are seating around a circular table facing the center. At most eight persons are sitting between Z and I. Three persons are sitting between O and L. Three persons are sitting between Z and N. N sits to the immediate left of L. From the right of J, six people are sitting between J and K. I sits third to the left of J. L sits fifth to the right of K. M sits fourth to the right of O. M sits fourth to the left of I.

Solution:

1) I sits third to the left of J.

2) From the right of J, six people are sitting between J and K.

3) L sits fifth to the right of K.

4) N sits immediate left of L.

5) M sits fourth to the right of O

6) M sits fourth to the left of I.

7) Three persons are sitting between Z and N.

8) Three persons are sitting between O and L.

9) At most eight persons are sitting between Z and I.

Therefore, option D is the correct answer.

We hope it will be clear enough now as how to approach a puzzle. Hope you will find this article helpful and relevant.

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