Tips & Tricks to Solve Floor Based Puzzle Questions for Bank Exams

By Jyoti Bisht|Updated : April 25th, 2022

Tips & Tricks to Solve Floor Based Puzzle Questions for Bank Exams: In banking exams, Reasoning is an important and tricky section. One must be good in this section to crack the exam.

In the reasoning section, the most important topic is the Puzzle which is asked a lot too. Out of the types of puzzles, the most important one is floor-based puzzles. In this article, we will explore the way of solving floor-based puzzles in a rational way for Banking exams.

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Candidates should read all of the statements before attempting the problem. It gives you an indication of the difficulty level based on the following factors:-

  • The number of parameters in the puzzle.
  • In a problem, the number of favorable statements.
  • The number of independent or dependent statements.
  • Examining the question pattern: direct or calculative.
  • Examining the options: straightforward or deceptive.

This is a quick way of identifying the level of difficulty so that the candidates can prioritize puzzles based on the difficulty level.

Tips & Tricks to Solve Floor Based Puzzle Questions

Now, we will make the strategy to solve moderate to difficult level floor-based puzzles. The candidates should follow a definite sequence of steps as given below: -

Step 1: - Read the entire passage and jot down the following points: -

  • Parameters' number and kinds
  • Statements that are made at the same time (those statements which give definite arrangement)
  • Statements with Dependents
  • Statements Made Directly and Indirectly

Step 2: - Convert all statements to shorthand notes so you don't have to read them all over again.

Sohan, for instance, lives two stories above Mohan.

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Step 3: Create a format for arranging things: -

There are eight storeys and three parameters, for example:

Floor

Parameter 1

Parameter 2

Parameter3

8

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

Step 4: Begin arranging the concurrent statements in a logical order.

Step 5: Arrange the claims that are reliant on each other.

Step 6: Arrange the remaining statements in a case-like fashion. (Avoid employing negative phrases in your cases.)

When completing any puzzle, all of the stages listed above must be followed.

A problem with a complete solution is provided below to demonstrate the implementation of the following strategy:-

Puzzles: - A, B, C, D, E, F, and G are seven people who live on different floors of a seven-story structure. The ground floor has a number 1, the first floor has a number 2, and so on until the seventh-storey has a number 7. Each one visits a different city, including Agra, Mumbai, Surat, Chennai, Noida, Bangalore, and Shimla, though not necessarily in that sequence.

1. There are only three people who live above A's floor. Between A and the person who is going to Bangalore, there is just one person.

2. F is the one who lives just below the person who is going to Mumbai.

3. The person going to Mumbai resides on the third level.

4. There are only three persons living between those flying to Bangalore and those traveling to Surat.

5. E lives directly above C and will not be visiting Surat.

6. Between B and the person flying to Noida, just two individuals live.

7. The person traveling to Noida lives on the same floor as B.

8. The person who is traveling to Agra does not live directly above or below B.

9. D does not live in the immediate vicinity of either the immediate above or the immediate below.

A. G will not be visiting Chennai.

Step 1: There are two factors (person and city), as well as direct and dependent statements.

Step 2: Using shorthand notes to convert all statements: -

We can deduce the following from Statements 1 and 4:

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According to statements 7 and 8, we find the data:

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Step 3:-

Floor

Person

City

7

 

 

6

 

 

5

 

 

4

 

 

3

 

 

2

 

 

1

 

 

Step 4: Begin arranging the concurrent statements in a logical order.

Because there are no concurrent statements in this puzzle, we'll begin by arranging the dependent statements and using negative statements to prevent situations.

Because three people live above A, A's position will be on the fourth floor. We'll now make claims that are connected to A. Only one individual resides between A and the person flying to Bangalore, according to the statement.

Floor

Person

City

7

 

 

6

 

Bangalore

5

 

 

4

A

 

3

 

 

2

 

Bangalore

1

 

 

Now, say there are three people between the person heading to Bangalore and the person traveling to Surat. Because the person traveling to Mumbai resides on an even-numbered floor, he or she can only be on the fourth floor.

Floor

Person

City

7

 

 

6

 

Bangalore / Surat

5

 

 

4

A

Mumbai

3

 

 

2

 

Surat /Bangalore

1

 

 

The person who is using statement F resides just below the person who is going to Mumbai. Only two people live between B and the person who is traveling to Noida, and the person who is traveling to Noida lives on the same floor as B. The person who is traveling to Agra does not live directly above or below B.

Floor

Person

City

7

 

 

6

B

Bangalore / Surat

5

 

 

4

A

Mumbai

3

F

Noida

2

 

Surat /Bangalore

1

 

Agra

E is just above C in terms of statements. E will not be visiting Surat. G does not travel to Chennai, and D does not live above or below A. Shimla and Gulmarg are the two remaining spots.

Floor

Person

City

7

D

Chennai

6

B

 Surat

5

G

Shimla

4

A

Mumbai

3

F

Noida

2

E

Bangalore

1

C

Agra

We can solve moderate to difficult floor-based puzzles this way. While attempting floor-based puzzles, candidates should bear the following additional elements in mind: -

  1. When two assertions are connected by the word "and," the second statement refers to the first person.
  2. When “who” connects two assertions, the statement supplied following “who” refers to the second person.
  3. Adjacent refers to being adjacent to each other rather than opposite each other. A and B are directly across the street from each other, indicating that they are neighbors.
  4. It's always better to assume you're one of them so you can get a sense of the situation.

The candidates are urged to practice as many puzzles as they can with the application of the above technique.

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FAQs

  • In this article, the simplest and easiest way is shared so the candidates can easily solve floor-based questions in seconds. We can also start with odd/even-numbered floors in floor-based puzzles. Continue reading and arranging the information so that we can answer the challenge quickly.

  • To begin, gather all direct information. In a tabular manner, arrange the direct information. Then, according to the given data, locate all the bad information and note it in your table. Try to figure out how difficult the question is. Always begin with the statements or statistics that have the most information.

  • We have given the example of Floor-based puzzle questions which are usually asked in the reasoning section of bank and insurance exams.

  • Floor-based puzzles questions are asked in most of the bank exams such as IBPS Clerk/PO, SBI Clerk/PO, IBPS RRB PO/Clerk, and more. We may expect at least four puzzles in banking exams, whether they are prelims or mains. Floor-based puzzles are a popular genre among these puzzles. In this post, we'll look at an example and discuss some methods for solving this type of puzzle.

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