Puzzles

  • Last Updated : 28 Nov, 2022

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. Verbal 
  2. Analytical
  3. Logical 
  4. Non-Verbal

Verbal

Analytical

Logical 

Non-Verbal 

Alphabetical and Miscellaneous Series Machine Input                      Statement & Course of Action Series                            
Coding & Decoding Inequalities Statement & Assumption Analogy
Blood Relation Decision Making Cause & Effect Classification
Direction Syllogism Statement & Argument Image and Figure Counting
Order & Ranking Box Puzzle Drawing Inference Cube and Dice
Sitting Arrangement   Age Puzzle Floor Arrangement
    Month and Day Puzzle  
Data Sufficiency   Elimination Grids  
    Cryptograms  

Some Important Puzzles:

  1. Puzzle 1 | Measure 45 minutes using two identical wires
  2. Puzzle 2 | (Find ages of daughters)
  3. Puzzle 3 | (Calculate total distance travelled by bee)
  4. Puzzle 4 | (Pay an employee using a 7 units gold rod)
  5. Puzzle 5 | (Finding the poisoned wine)
  6. Puzzle 6 | (Monty Hall problem)
  7. Puzzle 7 | (3 Bulbs and 3 Switches)
  8. Puzzle 8 | (Find the Jar with contaminated pills)
  9. Puzzle 9 | (Find the fastest 3 horses)
  10. Puzzle 10 | (A Man with Medical Condition and 2 Pills)
  11. Puzzle 11 | (1000 Coins and 10 Bags)
  12. Puzzle 12 | (Maximize probability of White Ball)
  13. Puzzle 13 | (100 Prisoners with Red/Black Hats)
  14. Puzzle 14 | (Strategy for a 2 Player Coin Game)
  15. Puzzle 15 | (Camel and Banana Puzzle)
  16. Puzzle 16 | (100 Doors)
  17. Puzzle 17 | (Ratio of Boys and Girls in a Country where people want only boys)
  18. Puzzle 18 | (Torch and Bridge)
  19. Puzzle 19 | (Poison and Rat)
  20. Puzzle 20 | (5 Pirates and 100 Gold Coins)
  21. Puzzle 21 | (3 Ants and Triangle)
  22. Puzzle 22 | (Maximum Chocolates)
  23. Puzzle 23 | (Days of month using 2 dice)
  24. Puzzle 24 | (10 Coins Puzzle)
  25. Puzzle 25 | (Chessboard and dominos)
  26. Puzzle 26 | (Know Average Salary without Disclosing Individual Salaries)
  27. Puzzle 27 | (Hourglasses Puzzle)
  28. Puzzle 28 | (Newspaper Puzzle)
  29. Puzzle 29 | (Car Wheel Puzzle)
  30. Puzzle 30 | (Last Palindrome Date Before 10/02/2001)
  31. Puzzle 31 | (Minimum cut Puzzle)
  32. Puzzle 32| (Completion of Task)
  33. Puzzle 33 | ( Rs 500 Note Puzzle )
  34. Puzzle 34 | (Prisoner and Policeman Puzzle)
  35. Puzzle | Set 35 (2 Eggs and 100 Floors)
  36. Puzzle 36 | (Matchstick Puzzle)
  37. Puzzle 37 | (Maximum run in cricket)
  38. Puzzle 38 | (Tic Tac Toe Puzzle)
  39. Puzzle 39 | (100 coins puzzle)
  40. Puzzle 40 | (Find missing Row in Excel)
  41. Puzzle 41 | (Guess Color of Hat)
  42. Puzzle 42 | (Placing the numbers)
  43. Puzzle 43 | Muddy Heads
  44. Puzzle 44 | Girl or Boy
  45. More >>

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