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August 10th, 2017, 02:20 PM
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UPSC Puzzle Question

Hi I am interested in having the sample puzzle question which have been part of the examination conducted by UPSC?
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August 10th, 2017, 02:51 PM
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Re: UPSC Puzzle Question

The sample puzzle question which have been part of the examination conducted by UPSC are as follows:

Mind Teasers : Find Out Who Survives Riddle

100 people are standing in a circle. The person standing at number 1 is having a sword. He kills the person next to him with the sword and then gives the sword to the third person. This process is carried out till there is just one person left.
Can you find out who survives?

Mind Teasers : Relation Sorcery Riddle

The father of a driver's son is sitting with the son of the driver without the driver actually being in the car.

What sorcery is this?

Mind Teasers : Smart Brain Teaser

A man wronged the king and thus he was put under a trial for murder. But the king knew that the person was innocent. Also he was suspicious that his innocence will soon come out among the people. Thus, he decided to play a game of chance on the name of their almighty god.

He summoned all the people along with the accused person. He put in two chits of paper inside a bowl. He told the people that one chit has ‘Guilty’ written over it and the other one has ‘Innocent’ written over it. He tells the people that the god will decide if the accused person is culprit or not. He then asks the person to draw a chit.

Obviously, the king is cheating and he has written ‘Guilty’ over both the chits. So no matter what chit the person picks, everybody will believe that it is lord's judgment and no one will bother to look at the other chit. Even the accused person knows it that the king had played a full proof game.

What should he do in order to be conceived as an innocent person?

Mind Teasers : Accelerating Train Logic Riddle

I sit on Japan's latest maglev bullet train from its first station. The train starts and is now accelerating and is about to enter the tunnel. What is the best position for me to sit, considering I am a claustrophobic guy?

Mind Teasers : Awesome Clock Puzzle

Time 12:21 is a palindrome as it reads the same forwards or backwards.
Whats the Whats the shortest interval between two palindromic times ?

example => 11:11 and 12:21 has interval of 1 hr 10 minutes.

Mind Teasers : Logic Birthday Puzzle

For my anniversary, I decided to surprise my wife. Since she is a voracious reader, I decided to collect a lot of books for her. On the first day of the month, I bought one book, on the second, I bought two and on the third, I bought three. This process went on till the anniversary and on the day, I had 276 books with me to gift her.

Can you calculate, on which day is our anniversary?

Mind Teasers : Base Ball Games Cryptarithmetic Riddle

Can you solve the below cryptarithmetic riddle
by replacing alphabets of words by a number so that the algebraic equation holds true?

Mind Teasers : Popular Logical Riddle

A mules travels the same distance daily.
I noticed that two of his legs travels 10km and the remaining two travels 12km.
Obviously two mules legs cannot be a 2km ahead of the other 2.

The mules is perfectly normal. So how come this be true ?

Mind Teasers : Spatial Trivia Physics Puzzle

As shown in picture, there are four gears with the following specification

* Gear A has 60 teeth
* Gear B has 40 teeth
* Gear C has 20 teeth
* Gear D has 60 teeth
* Every minute, Gear B makes 15 complete turns.

What is the relative speed of Gear A and Gear B?

Mind Teasers : Nine Coins Picture Puzzle

Nine coins are arranged in a triangle as shown in the picture below. You need to slide two triangles to form a square. Can you do it?

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