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Seating Arrangement is an important section of logical reasoning. Student is required to comprehend the question, apply logic to come at definite conclusion about sequence, direction and order of arrangement. Questions are based on seating sequence, direction that each member faces, circular arrangements and linear seating arrangements. To increase complexity of questions information is given in jumbled form, that must initially be arranged and then applied logically to simplify the question. Student with good comprehension skills and fast reading ability are generally able to tackle these questions with ease. Increasingly competitive exams are making seating arrangement questions more and more difficult. Large number of Reasoning questions in bank exams are based seating arrangements. Trick to solve these questions is to have clarity of reading and ability to arrange information. Often the trick lies in point from where one begins to solve the question. Seating Arrangements questions require sufficient amount of practice. We have collected few important questions for your practice.

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Important Seating Arrangement Questions and Answers

Directions (1-5) Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.

Eight Persons are sitting around a square table, four of them sit at four corners facing inside while four sits at the middle of the sides facing outside. B sits third to the left of D. H sits second to the left of B and G sits third to the left of H. F is an immediate neighbour of D. A sits third to the left of the one who sits second to the left of F. E does not sits at corner. C sits immediate right of B.

Q 1) Who among the following sits opposite to the one who sits second to the right of B?
a) A
b) F
c) D
d) H
e) None of these

Q 2) How many persons sit between E and D, when counted left of D?
a) Three
b) One
c) Two
d) More than three
3) No one

Q 3) Which of the following statement is not true about A?
a) A faces G
b) F sits third to the left of A
c) B is an immediate neighbor of A
d) E faces an immediate neighbor of A
e) All are true

Q 4) What is the position of D with respect to G?
a) Fourth to the left
b) Immediate right
c) Second to the left
d) Third to the right
e) None of these

Q 5) Who among the following sits third to the right of F?
a) A
b) C
c) B
d) H
e) None of these

Direction(06-10) Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below-

Eight persons A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting in a linear arrangement. Some of them face north while some of them face south direction. Only two persons sit between C and D who sits at an extreme end of the row. H sits third to the right of F and B sits second to the left of H. Both C and E are immediate neighbour of each other but both of them face opposite direction to each other. F faces in north direction. B faces same direction as F but H faces its opposite direction. G is not an immediate neighbour of B. Both D and G face same direction as H and Both E and A face same direction as B.

Q 6) How many persons sit between G and A?
a) Three
b) Two
c) Five
d) Four
e) One

Q 7) Who among the following sits third to the right of the one who sits second to the left of E?
a) A
b) H
c) D
d) G
e) None of these

Q 8) Who among the following is an immediate neighbor of F?
a) The one who sits immediate left of A
b) The one who sits second to the right of H
c) The one who is immediate neighbor of B
d) The one who sits third to the left of E
e) Both (b) and (d)

Q 9) Which of the following statement is true about A?
a) A sits immediate right of H
b) C is an immediate neighbor of A
c) Not more than three persons are sit between A and F
d) A its one of the extreme end of the row
e) None of these

Q 10) Who among the following sits third to the left of H?
a) A
b) G
c) F
d) B
e) No one

Directions (11-15) Investigate the information and answer the given questions:

Eight persons are sitting around a circular table. Some of them are facing inside the center while some are facing outside the center. C sits third to the right of F who is facing inside the center. B sits second to the right of C. B sits third to the left of I. A sits second to the left of C. Both G and D sits immediate left to each other. Only two persons sit between A and E. Bharti faces same direction as D but opposite to I. G sits second to the left of A. G and E facing same direction but opposite to C.

Q 11) Who among the following sit opposite to the one who sits 3rd to the left of D?
a) C
b) I
c) F
d) B
e) None of these

Q 12) Who among the following faces F?
a) A
b) B
c) D
d) I
e) G

Q 13) How many persons sit between C and F when counted in clockwise direction with respect to F?
a) One
b) Three
c) Two
d) Four
e) No one

Q 14) If I is related to F and C is related to G, then in the same manner D is related to?
a) I
b) F
c) G
d) A
e) E

Q 15) Who among the following sits immediate right of E?
a) C
b) D
c) I
d) B
e) F

Directions (16-20) Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.

Six persons are sitting around a triangular table, in such a way the persons who sit at corners facing outside and the persons who sits at middle of the side facing inside. All of them likes different cars.
D sits second to the left of the one who likes Toyota car. Only one person sits between D and C. C neither likes Toyota nor Renault car. The one who likes Renault car sits second to the right of the one who likes Hyundai car. The one who likes Ford car face outside. E sits third to the right of F who does not like Kia car. A sits third to the right of the one who likes Maruti car. B sits second to the right of the one who likes Kia car. D likes Maruti and sit at corner. F is not immediate neighbor of the one who likes Hyundai car.

Q 16) Who among the following person likes Ford car?
a) F
b) E
c) A
d) C
e) None of these

Q 17) Who among the following person sits immediate right of the one who sits third to the left of B?
a) A
b) The one who likes Renault car
c) E
d) The one who likes Maruti car
e) None of these

Q 18) B likes which of the following car?
a) Maruti
b) Renault
c) Hyundai
d) Kia
e) None of these

Q 19) Who among the following sits third to the right of C?
a) B
b) F
c) D
d) A
e) None of these

Q 20) How Many cars are there from the left of Kia to the Hyundai?
a) Two
b) One
c) Three
d) Four
e) None of these

Explanation:

Q 1) Option d)
Q 2) Option d)
Q 3) Option b)
Q 4) Option c)
Q 5) Option a)

Solution: (i) -From the given information, B sits third to the left of D. H sits second to the left of B and G sits third to the left of H. F is an immediate neighbour of D. There are two possibilities-

(ii)- A sits third to the left of the one who sits second to the left of F. E does not sits at corner. C sits immediate right of B. By using this condition case-2 will be eliminated. The final arrangement is-

Q 6) Option d)
Q 7) Option b)
Q 8) Option e)
Q 9) Option c)
Q 10) Option e)
Solution: (i) from the given conditions, only two persons sit between C and D who sits at an extreme end of the row. H sits third to the right of F and B sits second to the left of H. F faces in north direction. B faces same direction as F but H faces its opposite direction. There are three possibilities-

(ii) Both C and E are immediate neighbor. G is not an immediate neighbour of B. From these conditions case-2 and case-3 will be eliminated and in case-1 G is an immediate neighbor of D and A is an immediate neighbor of B. Both D and G face same direction as H and Both E and A faces same direction as B. C and E face opposite direction to each other. The final arrangement is-

Q 11) Option e)
Q 12) Option d)
Q 13) Option d)
Q 14) Option e)
Q 15) Option a)

Solution: (i) From the given conditions, C sits third to the right of F who is facing inside the center. B sits second to the right of C. B sits third to the left of I. There are three possible cases-

(ii) A sits second to the left of C. G sits second to the left of A. Only two persons sit between A and E. Both G and D sits immediate left to each other and from these condition case-1 and case-3 will be eliminated. B faces same direction as D but opposite to I. G and E facing same direction but opposite to C. The final arrangement is-

Q 16) Option d)
Q 17) Option b)
Q 18) Option c)
Q 19) Option a)
Q 20) Option c)

Solution:
From the given conditions, Daksha sits second to the left of the one who likes Toyota car. Only one person sits between Daksha and Chaman. Chaman neither likes Toyota nor Renault car. There are two possible cases.

Daksha likes Maruti and sit at corner. Hence case-1 will be eliminated. Ali sits third to the right of the one who likes Maruti car. The one who likes Ford car face outside. So, it is clear that Chaman likes Ford car. The one who likes Renault car sits second to the right of the one who likes Hyundai car. There are two more possibility in case-2 i.e case-2(a) and Case 2 (b).

Benny sits second to the right of the one who likes Kia car. Here Case 2b is ruled out now. Eva sits third to the right of Fatima who does not like Kia car. From these conditions case-2(a) will be eliminated. Fatima is not immediate neighbor of the one who likes Hyundai car. and the final arrangement is-

Students are advised to go through the seating arrangement questions and answers and try to understand the method to tackle the questions. Seating Arrangements question have a prominent place in all competitive exams, more so in banking exams where complex problems are given. Sufficient practice and regular guidance is the key to ace this section. Stay tuned with Safalta Class for more interesting questions on seating arrangements.