Puzzles

  • Last Updated : 01 Feb, 2023

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What is a Puzzle?

A puzzle is a game, problem, or piece of information about any facts, clues, etc., that tests a person’s ingenuity or knowledge. A person is required to put pieces or the given information together in a logical way to arrive at the answer.

Puzzles check the intellect, common sense, knowledge, awareness, logic and reasoning ability of a person. Crossword puzzles, word-search puzzles, number puzzles, relational puzzles, and logic puzzles are different genres of puzzles. The academic study of puzzles is enigmatology.

We at GeeksforGeeks have tried to cover all the reasoning questions, which are asked in competitive exams. We have provided tips and tricks to solve maximum questions in less time. By solving puzzles regularly at GeeksforGeeks, you would be able to master your reasoning and crack your desired examination.

Types of Puzzles

Reasoning or Puzzles can be divided into four parts as per a common examination pattern:

  1. Shape and Arrangement
  2. Analytical
  3. Logical
  4. Mechanical

Shape and Arrangement

Analytical

Logical

Mechanical

Alphabetical and Miscellaneous Series Machine Input Statement & Course of Action Rubik’s Cube
2D & 3D shapes Inequalities Blood Relation Cube and Dice
Image and Figure Counting Decision Making Cause & Effect Jigsaw Puzzle
Chessboard arrangement Syllogism Statement & Argument Crossword Puzzle
Order & Ranking Box Puzzle Drawing Inference  
Sitting Arrangement Age Puzzle Coding & Decoding  
Floor Arrangement    Month and Day Puzzle  
    Analogy  

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Analytical / Mathematical Puzzles:

  1. Puzzle – How many Chickens were sold by the farmer?
  2. Puzzle | 10 Stack of 10 Coins
  3. Puzzle – The Hands of a Clock First Overlap
  4. Puzzle – Probability of Seeing a Car in 10 Minutes & 30 Minutes
  5. Puzzle – Ali and 8 Loaves
  6. Puzzle | How much money did the man have before entering the bank?
  7. Puzzle | Man fell in well Puzzle
  8. The Fox, The Duck and a Circular Pond
  9. Puzzle | Probability of finding a job
  10. Puzzle | Supersonic Bee and Trains
  11. Puzzle | The symbols
  12. Puzzle | Handshakes
  13. Puzzle | The Egg Vendor and his Eggs
  14. Puzzle | Fill Brackets ( )+( )+( )+( )+( ) = 30
  15. Puzzle | Yesterday Was Tomorrow
  16. Puzzle 40 | (Find missing Row in Excel)
  17. Puzzle 33 | ( Rs 500 Note Puzzle )
  18. Puzzle 26 | (Know Average Salary without Disclosing Individual Salaries)
  19. Puzzle 18 | (Torch and Bridge)
  20. Puzzle 6 | (Monty Hall problem)

    Recent articles on Analytical/mathematical puzzles

 

Logical Puzzles:

  1. Puzzle: Intelligent Women
  2. Puzzle | Four Card (A, D, 3, 6) | The Famous Four Card Task
  3. Village of demons and sleeping man | Puzzle
  4. Puzzle | Six Houses P, Q, R, S, T, and U
  5. Puzzle | Rat and Poisonous Milk Bottles
  6. Puzzle | Minimum number steps to weigh 1 kg rice with 1gm weight
  7. Puzzle | Mislabeled Jars
  8. Puzzle | Couples crossing the river
  9. Puzzle | (Crack The Plan)
  10. Puzzle | Detective Sherlock
  11. Puzzle-59 | Catch the Thief
  12. Puzzle 54 | Fill the Jug
  13. Puzzle 24 | (10 Coins Puzzle)
  14. Puzzle 20 | (5 Pirates and 100 Gold Coins)
  15. Puzzle 13 | (100 Prisoners with Red/Black Hats)
  16. Puzzle 10 | (A Man with Medical Condition and 2 Pills)
  17. Puzzle 9 | (Find the fastest 3 horses)
  18. Puzzle 7 | (3 Bulbs and 3 Switches)
  19. Puzzle 5 | (Finding the Injection for Anesthesia)
  20. Puzzle 4 | (Pay an employee using a gold rod of 7 units ?)

    Recent articles on Logical puzzles

 

Shape & Arrangement Puzzles:

  1. Puzzle: Table and coins
  2. Puzzle| 53 bricks of size 1x1x4 in 6x6x6 sized cube
  3. Puzzle – 6×6 Grid: How Many Ways?
  4. Puzzle | Greek Cross And Square
  5. Puzzle | Maximum pieces that can be cut from a Circle using 6 straight lines
  6. Puzzle | 10 Balls in 5 Lines
  7. Puzzle | Cut Blue Painted Cube
  8. Puzzle | Divide crescent moon into 6 parts in just two straight lines
  9. Puzzle | Maximum number of Kings on Chessboard without under check
  10. Puzzle | Draw 4 straight line in 3*3 matrix (9 dots)
  11. Puzzle | (4 Matchstick Problem)
  12. Puzzle 38 | (Tic Tac Toe Puzzle)
  13. Puzzle 36 | (Matchstick Puzzle)
  14. Puzzle 25 | (Chessboard and dominos)
  15. Puzzle 11 | (1000 Coins and 10 Bags)

    Recent articles on Shape based puzzles
    Recent articles on Arrangement puzzles

 

Mechanical Puzzles:

  1. Algorithm to solve Rubik’s Cube
  2. Crossword Puzzle Of The Week #1 (for DSA)

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