In the reasoning section of the IBPS RRB exam, there are a lot of interesting topics. One such topic is floor puzzles. Floor puzzles are also known as floor test or floor questions. It is one of those topics that is interesting as well as confusing. We have seen a lot of candidates get frustrated with solving a single floor test question. Most of them often give up easily and give wrong answers. Some of them leave the questions altogether. Doing things like that are not acceptable, especially since IBPS RRB is so hard to crack. Solving IBPS RRB Questions are not as hard as you might think. All you need is the right approach and use the right technique. Let us take a closer look at IBPS RRB floor puzzles and see how you can solve them in a better way.
Understanding IBPS RRB Floor Puzzles
What are Floor Puzzles?
In a floor puzzle, you would be given an example of a multi-storeyed building. You would have to deduce which person stays on which floor based on the information provided to you. Such questions are meant to test your logical reasoning ability.
What is the structure of IBPS RRB Floor Puzzles?
In IBPS RRB, you would get a set of statements and a number of questions would follow that statement. To answer the question, you have to deduce the floor arrangement.
For example: Seven people A,B,C,D,E,F and G stay in an apartment building. The apartment building has seven floors, with one person living on each floor. Each of them is travelling to a different city – Bombay, Delhi, Bangalore, Lucknow, Kolkata, Chennai, and Patna, but not necessarily in that order.Only three people live above D. Only one person lives between D and the person travelling Bangalore. E lives on the floor between A and B. E is travelling to Bangalore.
Who lives above D?
How Many Questions Come in the Exam?
As said before, a number of questions are asked in a single ‘set’. Usually, there is only one set given in the IBPS RRB exam. In every set, there are around 3-5 questions. Therefore, on an average, 3- 5 questions are asked on the topic in the RRB exam. However, like every other topic in the IBPS RRB syllabus, the number of questions asked on floor puzzles also differs. So, in IBPS RRB 2021, you can get more questions or fewer questions than the average. It all depends on your luck! So, its better if you prepare well for this topic, so eliminate the luck factor as much as you can.
How Hard are They to Solve?
The difficulty of the question also varies from year to year. In most cases, the level of difficulty varies from ‘moderate to difficult’. There are two factors that make questions like this hard to solve. The first thing is that they take a lot of time to solve. This is because there are too many bits and pieces of data to process. The second thing is that the actual processing of the data is also quite difficult. You need to retain the information and use the information in the right way.
Well, the impact of both the factors can be minimized if you use the right process. This ‘right process’ is what we are going to learn about now.
The Process of Solving IBPS RRB Floor Puzzles
So, what is the most effective way of solving floor puzzles in IBPS RRB? Would it help you to increase both your speed and accuracy? Well, yes, it can do all of that! You just need to put in a little bit of practice and you can solve the questions with ease.
Let us take a look at how you can solve the question that we have used as an example above.
Question: Seven people A,B,C,D,E,F and G stay in an apartment building. The apartment building has seven floors, with one person living on each floor. Each of them is travelling to a different city – Bombay, Delhi, Bangalore, Lucknow, Kolkata, Chennai, and Patna, but not necessarily in that order.Only four people live above D. Only one person lives between D and the person travelling Bangalore. E lives on the floor between A and B. E is travelling to Bangalore and A lives on the top floor.
Who lives immediately above D?
Solution: The best way to solve such questions is by looking for clues. You should look at statements that are independent. This means statements that directly give out the position of the person.
It is said that only four people live above D. The building has 7 floors. So, D lives on the 2nd floor. A also lives on the top floor and E is travelling to Bangalore.
Now, since E is travelling to Bangalore, there is only person between E and D and that one person lives above D.
Again, we look at another statement and we find that E lives between A and B. If A is at the top floor, then that means B is below E. So, B must be between E and D. So, B must live immediately above E.
Answer: B lives immediately above D
So, this is how easy it is to solve IBPS RRB floor puzzles. Just look for the clues and use your logic and you would be able to solve them with ease.
On which floor does D live?
How many persons live between the floors on which Q and S live?
(b) More than three
Who lives on the fifth floor?
(c) None of these
Best of luck,