Month based puzzle Quiz for SBI CLERK, RRB PO & RRB CLERK : Quiz – 8

 

Month based puzzle Quiz for SBI CLERK, RRB PO & RRB CLERK: Quiz -8

Month-based puzzles play a key role in the Reasoning Ability section of banking exams such as IBPS, SBI, and RBI PO and Clerk. A month-based puzzles will contain at least five questions in the IBPS, SBI, or RBI PO & clerk prelims and mains examinations. Consequently, applicants should pay special attention to the Month-based puzzles. In order to help you prepare for the Month based puzzle problems we’ve put together a quiz that includes full solutions. There are a lot of new problems based on patterns that are crucial for key government exams such as IBPS, SBI and RBI PO and Clerk exams on this website as well as previous year questions of month-based puzzles. Answers and solutions are provided for this Month-based puzzle quiz.

Directions (1-5): Study the following information and answer the questions given below:

Six Bollywood singers namely Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Shankar Mahadevan, Arijit Singh, Papon, Kailash Kher are going to perform in Goa in different months i.e. January, February, April, July, September, December of the same year but not necessarily in the same order and on different dates 2nd,11th,14th,22nd,29th,30th but not necessarily in the same order.

Papon has performance in the month having less than 31 days. Two singers have performance between the performance of Papon and the performance which is on 29 th. Kailash Kher does not have performance on a single digit date. No one has performances between Kailash Kher and Sonu Nigam and none of them has performance in September. Shaan has performance in the month which has 30 days. Arijit Singh ’s performance is before Shankar Mahadevan ’s performance. The year in which the performances are held is not a leap year. The date on which Sonu Nigam has performance is a multiple of 5. Only one person has performance between Shankar Mahadevan and Sonu Nigam. Date on which Arijit Singh has performance is numerically half of the date on which Shankar Mahadevan has performance.

  1. Who among the following has performance in September?

(a) the one who has performance on 2nd

(b) Shankar Mahadevan

(c) Shaan

(d) the one who has performance on 14th

(e) none of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans. c

Sol.

—Papon has performance in the month having less than 31 days. Two singers have performance between Papon and the performance which is on 29 th.

From the above information we get 3 possibilities,

CASE1-

January
 February Papon
April
July
September 29th
December

CASE2-

January
February
April Papon
July
September
December 29th

Case3-

January
February 29th
April
July
September Papon
December

—No one has performances between Kailash Kher and Sonu Nigam and none of them has performance in September. Shaan has performance in the month which has 30 days. Arijit Singh ’s performance is before Shankar Mahadevan ’s performance. The year in which the performances are held is not a leap year.

From the above information CASE3 is eliminated as the year is not a leap year.

 

CASE1-

January Arijit Singh
 February Papon
April Kailash Kher/Sonu Nigam
July Kailash Kher/Sonu Nigam
September Shaan 29th
December Shankar Mahadevan

 

CASE2-

January Kailash Kher/Sonu Nigam
February Kailash Kher/Sonu Nigam
April Papon
July Arijit Singh
September Shaan
December Shankar Mahadevan 29th

 

The date on which Sonu Nigam has performance is a multiple of 5 i.e. 30. From this “Date on which Arijit Singh has performance is numerically half of the date on which Shankar Mahadevan has performance” we can say that Arijit Singh has performance on 11th and Shankar Mahadevan has performance on 22nd.  Also only one person has performance between Shankar Mahadevan and Sonu Nigam” case 2 is eliminated. Kailash Kher does not has performance on a single digit date. So, Kailash Kher perform on 14th and Papon perform on 2nd. So, the final arrangement is——-

CASE1-

January Arijit Singh 11th
 February Papon 2nd
April Kailash Kher 14th
July Sonu Nigam 30th
September Shaan 29th
December Shankar Mahadevan 22nd

 

 

  1. How many persons have performance before Kailash Kher?

(a) four

(b) three

(c) two

(d) one

(e) none of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans. c

Sol.

—Papon has performance in the month having less than 31 days. Two singers have performance between Papon and the performance which is on 29 th.

From the above information we get 3 possibilities,

CASE1-

January
 February Papon
April
July
September 29th
December

CASE2-

January
February
April Papon
July
September
December 29th

Case3-

January
February 29th
April
July
September Papon
December

—No one has performances between Kailash Kher and Sonu Nigam and none of them has performance in September. Shaan has performance in the month which has 30 days. Arijit Singh ’s performance is before Shankar Mahadevan ’s performance. The year in which the performances are held is not a leap year.

From the above information CASE3 is eliminated as the year is not a leap year.

 

CASE1-

January Arijit Singh
 February Papon
April Kailash Kher/Sonu Nigam
July Kailash Kher/Sonu Nigam
September Shaan 29th
December Shankar Mahadevan

 

CASE2-

January Kailash Kher/Sonu Nigam
February Kailash Kher/Sonu Nigam
April Papon
July Arijit Singh
September Shaan
December Shankar Mahadevan 29th

 

The date on which Sonu Nigam has performance is a multiple of 5 i.e. 30. From this “Date on which Arijit Singh has performance is numerically half of the date on which Shankar Mahadevan has performance” we can say that Arijit Singh has performance on 11th and Shankar Mahadevan has performance on 22nd.  Also only one person has performance between Shankar Mahadevan and Sonu Nigam” case 2 is eliminated. Kailash Kher does not has performance on a single digit date. So, Kailash Kher perform on 14th and Papon perform on 2nd. So, the final arrangement is——-

CASE1-

January Arijit Singh 11th
 February Papon 2nd
April Kailash Kher 14th
July Sonu Nigam 30th
September Shaan 29th
December Shankar Mahadevan 22nd

 

 

  1. Who among the following has performance on 22nd?

(a) the one who has performance in February

(b) Shankar Mahadevan

(c) Shaan

(d) the one who has performance in January

(e) none of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans. b

Sol.

—Papon has performance in the month having less than 31 days. Two singers have performance between Papon and the performance which is on 29 th.

From the above information we get 3 possibilities,

CASE1-

January
 February Papon
April
July
September 29th
December

CASE2-

January
February
April Papon
July
September
December 29th

Case3-

January
February 29th
April
July
September Papon
December

—No one has performances between Kailash Kher and Sonu Nigam and none of them has performance in September. Shaan has performance in the month which has 30 days. Arijit Singh ’s performance is before Shankar Mahadevan ’s performance. The year in which the performances are held is not a leap year.

From the above information CASE3 is eliminated as the year is not a leap year.

 

CASE1-

January Arijit Singh
 February Papon
April Kailash Kher/Sonu Nigam
July Kailash Kher/Sonu Nigam
September Shaan 29th
December Shankar Mahadevan

 

CASE2-

January Kailash Kher/Sonu Nigam
February Kailash Kher/Sonu Nigam
April Papon
July Arijit Singh
September Shaan
December Shankar Mahadevan 29th

 

The date on which Sonu Nigam has performance is a multiple of 5 i.e. 30. From this “Date on which Arijit Singh has performance is numerically half of the date on which Shankar Mahadevan has performance” we can say that Arijit Singh has performance on 11th and Shankar Mahadevan has performance on 22nd.  Also only one person has performance between Shankar Mahadevan and Sonu Nigam” case 2 is eliminated. Kailash Kher does not has performance on a single digit date. So, Kailash Kher perform on 14th and Papon perform on 2nd. So, the final arrangement is——-

CASE1-

January Arijit Singh 11th
 February Papon 2nd
April Kailash Kher 14th
July Sonu Nigam 30th
September Shaan 29th
December Shankar Mahadevan 22nd

 

  1. Which of the following combination is true?

(a) Arijit singh-11th -September

(b) Shankar Mahadevan-30th-July

(c) Shaan-29th-April

(d) Sonu nigam-22nd -July

(e) none of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans. e

Sol.

—Papon has performance in the month having less than 31 days. Two singers have performance between Papon and the performance which is on 29 th.

From the above information we get 3 possibilities,

CASE1-

January
 February Papon
April
July
September 29th
December

CASE2-

January
February
April Papon
July
September
December 29th

Case3-

January
February 29th
April
July
September Papon
December

—No one has performances between Kailash Kher and Sonu Nigam and none of them has performance in September. Shaan has performance in the month which has 30 days. Arijit Singh ’s performance is before Shankar Mahadevan ’s performance. The year in which the performances are held is not a leap year.

From the above information CASE3 is eliminated as the year is not a leap year.

 

CASE1-

January Arijit Singh
 February Papon
April Kailash Kher/Sonu Nigam
July Kailash Kher/Sonu Nigam
September Shaan 29th
December Shankar Mahadevan

 

CASE2-

January Kailash Kher/Sonu Nigam
February Kailash Kher/Sonu Nigam
April Papon
July Arijit Singh
September Shaan
December Shankar Mahadevan 29th

 

The date on which Sonu Nigam has performance is a multiple of 5 i.e. 30. From this “Date on which Arijit Singh has performance is numerically half of the date on which Shankar Mahadevan has performance” we can say that Arijit Singh has performance on 11th and Shankar Mahadevan has performance on 22nd.  Also only one person has performance between Shankar Mahadevan and Sonu Nigam” case 2 is eliminated. Kailash Kher does not has performance on a single digit date. So, Kailash Kher perform on 14th and Papon perform on 2nd. So, the final arrangement is——-

CASE1-

January Arijit Singh 11th
 February Papon 2nd
April Kailash Kher 14th
July Sonu Nigam 30th
September Shaan 29th
December Shankar Mahadevan 22nd

 

 

  1. How many persons have performance between the one who has performance in April and the one who has performance on 11th?

(a)  one

(b) two

(c) three

(d) four

(e) none of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans. a

Sol.

—Papon has performance in the month having less than 31 days. Two singers have performance between Papon and the performance which is on 29 th.

From the above information we get 3 possibilities,

CASE1-

January
 February Papon
April
July
September 29th
December

CASE2-

January
February
April Papon
July
September
December 29th

Case3-

January
February 29th
April
July
September Papon
December

—No one has performances between Kailash Kher and Sonu Nigam and none of them has performance in September. Shaan has performance in the month which has 30 days. Arijit Singh ’s performance is before Shankar Mahadevan ’s performance. The year in which the performances are held is not a leap year.

From the above information CASE3 is eliminated as the year is not a leap year.

 

CASE1-

January Arijit Singh
 February Papon
April Kailash Kher/Sonu Nigam
July Kailash Kher/Sonu Nigam
September Shaan 29th
December Shankar Mahadevan

 

CASE2-

January Kailash Kher/Sonu Nigam
February Kailash Kher/Sonu Nigam
April Papon
July Arijit Singh
September Shaan
December Shankar Mahadevan 29th

 

The date on which Sonu Nigam has performance is a multiple of 5 i.e. 30. From this “Date on which Arijit Singh has performance is numerically half of the date on which Shankar Mahadevan has performance” we can say that Arijit Singh has performance on 11th and Shankar Mahadevan has performance on 22nd.  Also only one person has performance between Shankar Mahadevan and Sonu Nigam” case 2 is eliminated. Kailash Kher does not has performance on a single digit date. So, Kailash Kher perform on 14th and Papon perform on 2nd. So, the final arrangement is——-

CASE1-

January Arijit Singh 11th
 February Papon 2nd
April Kailash Kher 14th
July Sonu Nigam 30th
September Shaan 29th
December Shankar Mahadevan 22nd

 

 

 

Directions (6-10): Study the following information and answer the questions given below:

Seven persons P, Q, R, S, T, U, V go for vacation in different months January, March, April, May, July, September, November. Also they go to different places Dehradun, Shimla, Manali, Kashmir, Nainital, Ooty, Haridwar. Both S and V goes for vacation in the month which has 30 days and V go to Dehradun. Only two persons go for vacation in between the one who for vacation to Dehradun and S. T goes for vacation immediately before P who goes to Manali. Only three persons go for vacation in between the one who goes to Manali and the one who goes to Nainital. The one who goes to Nainital does not go in the month which has 30 days. Only one person goes for vacation in between the one who goes for vacation to Dehradun and the one who goes to Haridwar. Q goes to Shimla but goes before V. R does not go to Ooty and Nainital. U does not go to Ooty.

  1. Who among the following go to Haridwar?

(a) U

(b) P

(c) T

(d) R

(e) None of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans. c

Sol. Step I: Both S and V goes for vacation in the month which has 30 days and V go to Dehradun. Only two persons go for vacation in between the one who for vacation to Dehradun and S. So, V can go for vacation either in April or in September and also S can go for vacation either in April or in September.

 

Months (days) Person Place
January (31)
March (31)
April (30) S/V Dehradun/
May (31)
July (31)
September (30) V/S Dehradun/
November (30)

 

Step II: T goes for vacation immediately before P who goes to Manali. So P can go to Manali either in March or in July. Only three persons go for vacation in between the one who goes to Manali and the one who goes to Nainital. So, the one who goes to Nainital can go either in September or in January. But the one who goes to Nainital does not go in the month which has 30 days. So, the one who goes to Nainital cannot go in September. That’s why, the one who goes to Manali goes in July and the one who goes to Nainital go in January.

 

Months (days) Person Place
January (31) Nainital
March (31)
April (30) S/V Dehradun/
May (31) T
July (31) P Manali
September (30) V/S Dehradun/
November (30)

 

Step III: Only one person goes for vacation in between the one who goes for vacation to Dehradun and the one who goes to Haridwar.  So, V cannot go to Dehradun in April as there is no place left for the one who goes to Haridwar and V goes in September. So, S goes in April.

 

Months (days) Person Place
January (31) Nainital
March (31)
April (30) S
May (31) T Haridwar
July (31) P Manali
September (30) V Dehradun
November (30)

 

Step IV: Q goes to Shimla but goes before V. So, Q goes to Shimla in March. R does not go to Ooty and Nainital. So, R will go to Kashmir and in November. U does not go to Ooty. So, U goes to Nainital in January and Q goes in March.

 

Months (days) Person Place
January (31) U Nainital
March (31) Q Shimla
April (30) S Ooty
May (31) T Haridwar
July (31) P Manali
September (30) V Dehradun
November (30) R Kashmir

 

 

  1. How many persons go for vacation between Q and P?

(a) Four

(b) Two

(c) Three

(d) One

(e) None of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans. b

Sol. Step I: Both S and V goes for vacation in the month which has 30 days and V go to Dehradun. Only two persons go for vacation in between the one who for vacation to Dehradun and S. So, V can go for vacation either in April or in September and also S can go for vacation either in April or in September.

 

Months (days) Person Place
January (31)
March (31)
April (30) S/V Dehradun/
May (31)
July (31)
September (30) V/S Dehradun/
November (30)

 

Step II: T goes for vacation immediately before P who goes to Manali. So P can go to Manali either in March or in July. Only three persons go for vacation in between the one who goes to Manali and the one who goes to Nainital. So, the one who goes to Nainital can go either in September or in January. But the one who goes to Nainital does not go in the month which has 30 days. So, the one who goes to Nainital cannot go in September. That’s why, the one who goes to Manali goes in July and the one who goes to Nainital go in January.

 

Months (days) Person Place
January (31) Nainital
March (31)
April (30) S/V Dehradun/
May (31) T
July (31) P Manali
September (30) V/S Dehradun/
November (30)

 

Step III: Only one person goes for vacation in between the one who goes for vacation to Dehradun and the one who goes to Haridwar.  So, V cannot go to Dehradun in April as there is no place left for the one who goes to Haridwar and V goes in September. So, S goes in April.

 

Months (days) Person Place
January (31) Nainital
March (31)
April (30) S
May (31) T Haridwar
July (31) P Manali
September (30) V Dehradun
November (30)

 

Step IV: Q goes to Shimla but goes before V. So, Q goes to Shimla in March. R does not go to Ooty and Nainital. So, R will go to Kashmir and in November. U does not go to Ooty. So, U goes to Nainital in January and Q goes in March.

 

Months (days) Person Place
January (31) U Nainital
March (31) Q Shimla
April (30) S Ooty
May (31) T Haridwar
July (31) P Manali
September (30) V Dehradun
November (30) R Kashmir

 

 

  1. R goes to which of the following place?

(a) Nainital

(b) Haridwar

(c) Manali
(d) Kashmir

(e) None of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans. d

Sol. Step I: Both S and V goes for vacation in the month which has 30 days and V go to Dehradun. Only two persons go for vacation in between the one who for vacation to Dehradun and S. So, V can go for vacation either in April or in September and also S can go for vacation either in April or in September.

 

Months (days) Person Place
January (31)
March (31)
April (30) S/V Dehradun/
May (31)
July (31)
September (30) V/S Dehradun/
November (30)

 

Step II: T goes for vacation immediately before P who goes to Manali. So P can go to Manali either in March or in July. Only three persons go for vacation in between the one who goes to Manali and the one who goes to Nainital. So, the one who goes to Nainital can go either in September or in January. But the one who goes to Nainital does not go in the month which has 30 days. So, the one who goes to Nainital cannot go in September. That’s why, the one who goes to Manali goes in July and the one who goes to Nainital go in January.

 

Months (days) Person Place
January (31) Nainital
March (31)
April (30) S/V Dehradun/
May (31) T
July (31) P Manali
September (30) V/S Dehradun/
November (30)

 

Step III: Only one person goes for vacation in between the one who goes for vacation to Dehradun and the one who goes to Haridwar.  So, V cannot go to Dehradun in April as there is no place left for the one who goes to Haridwar and V goes in September. So, S goes in April.

 

Months (days) Person Place
January (31) Nainital
March (31)
April (30) S
May (31) T Haridwar
July (31) P Manali
September (30) V Dehradun
November (30)

 

Step IV: Q goes to Shimla but goes before V. So, Q goes to Shimla in March. R does not go to Ooty and Nainital. So, R will go to Kashmir and in November. U does not go to Ooty. So, U goes to Nainital in January and Q goes in March.

 

Months (days) Person Place
January (31) U Nainital
March (31) Q Shimla
April (30) S Ooty
May (31) T Haridwar
July (31) P Manali
September (30) V Dehradun
November (30) R Kashmir

 

 

  1. Four of the following are alike in a certain way so form a group, which of the following does not belong to that group?

(a) T

(b) P

(c) S

(d) U

(e) Q

Answer & Explanation
Ans. c

Sol. Step I: Both S and V goes for vacation in the month which has 30 days and V go to Dehradun. Only two persons go for vacation in between the one who for vacation to Dehradun and S. So, V can go for vacation either in April or in September and also S can go for vacation either in April or in September.

 

Months (days) Person Place
January (31)
March (31)
April (30) S/V Dehradun/
May (31)
July (31)
September (30) V/S Dehradun/
November (30)

 

Step II: T goes for vacation immediately before P who goes to Manali. So P can go to Manali either in March or in July. Only three persons go for vacation in between the one who goes to Manali and the one who goes to Nainital. So, the one who goes to Nainital can go either in September or in January. But the one who goes to Nainital does not go in the month which has 30 days. So, the one who goes to Nainital cannot go in September. That’s why, the one who goes to Manali goes in July and the one who goes to Nainital go in January.

 

Months (days) Person Place
January (31) Nainital
March (31)
April (30) S/V Dehradun/
May (31) T
July (31) P Manali
September (30) V/S Dehradun/
November (30)

 

Step III: Only one person goes for vacation in between the one who goes for vacation to Dehradun and the one who goes to Haridwar.  So, V cannot go to Dehradun in April as there is no place left for the one who goes to Haridwar and V goes in September. So, S goes in April.

 

Months (days) Person Place
January (31) Nainital
March (31)
April (30) S
May (31) T Haridwar
July (31) P Manali
September (30) V Dehradun
November (30)

 

Step IV: Q goes to Shimla but goes before V. So, Q goes to Shimla in March. R does not go to Ooty and Nainital. So, R will go to Kashmir and in November. U does not go to Ooty. So, U goes to Nainital in January and Q goes in March.

 

Months (days) Person Place
January (31) U Nainital
March (31) Q Shimla
April (30) S Ooty
May (31) T Haridwar
July (31) P Manali
September (30) V Dehradun
November (30) R Kashmir

 

 

  1. U goes in which of the following month?

(a) September

(b) April

(c) January

(d) March

(e) None of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans. c

Sol. Step I: Both S and V goes for vacation in the month which has 30 days and V go to Dehradun. Only two persons go for vacation in between the one who for vacation to Dehradun and S. So, V can go for vacation either in April or in September and also S can go for vacation either in April or in September.

 

Months (days) Person Place
January (31)
March (31)
April (30) S/V Dehradun/
May (31)
July (31)
September (30) V/S Dehradun/
November (30)

 

Step II: T goes for vacation immediately before P who goes to Manali. So P can go to Manali either in March or in July. Only three persons go for vacation in between the one who goes to Manali and the one who goes to Nainital. So, the one who goes to Nainital can go either in September or in January. But the one who goes to Nainital does not go in the month which has 30 days. So, the one who goes to Nainital cannot go in September. That’s why, the one who goes to Manali goes in July and the one who goes to Nainital go in January.

 

Months (days) Person Place
January (31) Nainital
March (31)
April (30) S/V Dehradun/
May (31) T
July (31) P Manali
September (30) V/S Dehradun/
November (30)

 

Step III: Only one person goes for vacation in between the one who goes for vacation to Dehradun and the one who goes to Haridwar.  So, V cannot go to Dehradun in April as there is no place left for the one who goes to Haridwar and V goes in September. So, S goes in April.

 

Months (days) Person Place
January (31) Nainital
March (31)
April (30) S
May (31) T Haridwar
July (31) P Manali
September (30) V Dehradun
November (30)

 

Step IV: Q goes to Shimla but goes before V. So, Q goes to Shimla in March. R does not go to Ooty and Nainital. So, R will go to Kashmir and in November. U does not go to Ooty. So, U goes to Nainital in January and Q goes in March.

 

Months (days) Person Place
January (31) U Nainital
March (31) Q Shimla
April (30) S Ooty
May (31) T Haridwar
July (31) P Manali
September (30) V Dehradun
November (30) R Kashmir

 

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