# Advance level puzzle asked in SBI PO mains 2018 - Detailed solution

By : Samarjeet Singh | Updated On : 17 Jan, 2021

The **puzzle** is a very important part of the reasoning section in every banking examination, one puzzle can give you a maximum of 5 marks. so it is very important for every student looking for a job in any public or private bank in India to know how to solve a puzzle in minimum time.

In this article, we will learn how to solve the **advanced-level puzzle asked in SBI PO Mains 2018**

**Direction: Study the following information to answer the given questions:**

**Six persons are born in six different years. Their ages are calculated with respect to 2018. None of them is more than 90 years old. They like six different fruits Cherry, Orange, Apple, Mango, Banana, and Grapes but not necessarily in the same order.Note- The last two digits or reverse of the last two digits of the year in which a person is born can be the age of some other person. (Like A is born in 1943 and the age of B is denoted by the last two digits of the birth year of A. Then B’s age will be either 34 or 43). Tarun was born in 1983. The difference between the age of Tarun and the one who likes cherry is 21 years. Visakha age was the sum of all the digits of the birth year of the one who likes cherry. The one who likes Mango is 5 years elder than Visakha. Only one person born was before Arko. Arko's age was equal to the last two digits of the birth year of the one who likes Mango. The difference between the ages of Arko and Viraj was 24years. The one who likes Banana born immediately before the one who likes Grapes. The age of the one who likes Apple was not an even number. Manika was elder than Charu.**

Solution:

First of all find the variant of the puzzle, eg

In this puzzle, there are 4 variants

1. Name

2. Birth year

3. Age

4. Fruit

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Now read carefully the conditions given in the puzzle-like-

Six persons are born in six different years. Their ages are calculated with respect to **2018**. None of them is more than 90 years old. They like six different fruits Cherry, Orange, Apple, Mango, Banana, and Grapes but not necessarily in the same order.

Note- The last two digits or reverse of the last two digits of the year in which a person is born can be the age of some other person. (Like A is born in 1943 and the age of B is denoted by the last two digits of the birth year of A. Then B’s age will be either 34 or 43).

Now make a table consisting of 6 rows and 4 columns.

Name | Birth year | Age | Fruit |
---|---|---|---|

Now read the puzzle carefully and find the exact information and start with the information which is used many times in the puzzle.

such as-

Tarun was born in 1983. The difference between the age of Tarun and the one who likes cherry is 21 years. Visakha age was the sum of all the digits of the birth year of the one who likes cherry.

Name | Birth year | Age | Fruit |
---|---|---|---|

Tarun | 1983 | 35 | |

2004 or 1962 | 14 or 56 | cherry | |

Visakha | 2010 or 2000 | 8 or 18 | |

The one who likes Mango is 5 years elder than Visakha

Name | Birth year | Age | Fruit |
---|---|---|---|

Tarun | 1983 | 35 | |

2004 or 1962 | 14 or 56 | cherry | |

Visakha | 2010 or 2000 | 8 or 18 | |

13 or 23 | Mango | ||

Arko age was equal to the last two digit of the birth year of the one who likes Mango.

Name | Birth year | Age | Fruit |
---|---|---|---|

Tarun | 1983 | 35 | |

2004 or 1962 | 14 or 56 | cherry | |

Visakha | 2010 or 2000 | 8 or 18 | |

2005 or 1995 | 13 or 23 | Mango | |

Arko | 2013 or 1959 | 05 years or 59 years (because no one can greater than 90 years) | |

The difference between the ages of Arko and Viraj was 24years.

Name | Birth year | Age | Fruit |
---|---|---|---|

Tarun | 1983 | 35 | |

2004 or 1962 | 14 or 56 | cherry | |

Visakha | 2010 or 2000 | 8 or 18 | |

2005 or 1995 | 13 or 23 | Mango | |

Arko | 2000 or 1959 | 05 years or 59 years | |

Viraj | 1989 or 1935 | 29 years or 83 years |

Manika was elder than Charu.

Name | Birth year | Age | Fruit |
---|---|---|---|

Tarun | 1983 | 35 | |

Manika | 2004 or 1962 | 14 or 56 | cherry |

Visakha | 2010 or 2000 | 8 or 18 | |

Charu | 2005 or 1995 | 13 or 23 | Mango |

Arko | 2000 or 1959 | 05 years or 59 years | |

Viraj | 1989 or 1935 | 29 years or 83 years |

The one who likes Banana born immediately before the one who likes Grapes.

so, Arko cant born in the year 2000, and the rest of the year will count after 'OR'

Name | Birth year | Age | Fruit |
---|---|---|---|

Tarun | 1983 | 35 | |

Manika | 1962 | 56 | cherry |

Visakha | 2000 | 18 | |

Charu | 1995 | 23 | Mango |

Arko | 1959 | 59 years | Grapes |

Viraj | 1935 | 83 years | Banana |

The age of the one who likes Apple was not an even number.

Name | Birth year | Age | Fruit |
---|---|---|---|

Tarun | 1983 | 35 | Apple |

Manika | 1962 | 56 | cherry |

Visakha | 2000 | 18 | |

Charu | 1995 | 23 | Mango |

Arko | 1959 | 59 years | Grapes |

Viraj | 1935 | 83 years | Banana |

Now solve the question asked in the puzzle and answer them in the comment box.

1. Who among the following likes Orange?

- A. Visakha
- B. The one who was 56 years old
- C. The one who likes Banana
- D. Charu
- E. The one who was born in 2000

2. What is the age of the one who likes

Grapes and the one who like Apple

respectively?

- A. 7, 31
- B. 70, 46
- C. 35, 59
- D. None of those given as options
- E. 59, 35

3. What will be the sum of ages of the

youngest and the eldest person in the

group?

- A. 101 years
- B. 77 years
- C. 111 years
- D. 97 years
- E. None of those given as options

4. Which of the following statement(s)

is/are true?

I) Two persons were born between the

ones like Cherry and the one who likes

Orange.

II) The number of people born before

Manika was the same as the number of

a person born after Tarun.

III) The sum of digits of birth year of

Viraj is not equal to Visakha's age.

- A. Only (I)
- B. Only (II) and Only (III)
- C. All (I), (II), and (III)
- D. Only (I) and (II)
- E. Only (III)

5. Arko like which of the following fruits?

- A. Orange
- B. Grapes
- C. None of those given as options
- D. Cherry
- E. Banana

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