# Seating Arrangement !! Must Learn before sitting in Exam..

The seating arrangements questions are often asked in exams and are used to test the reasoning ability of the candidate. These questions can be solved by making the visual diagrams according to given statement and then analyzing them, this helps to derive the conclusion to what is asked in the question.

Different types of seating arrangements

**Immediate left: **just next item on the left to the mentioned item

**Immediate Right: **just next item on the right to the mentioned item

**Diagonally Opposite: **Just opposite and in front of the mentioned item on a circular, parallel or square seating arrangement

**Facing Towards: **Means we assume our-self to be that person and then face in the given direction and make the direction of left and right accordingly

**Next To:** It can be on either side left or right so we have to take both possibilities and when our assumption clashes we drop that choice and move fwd with the other.

**Between: **It does not specify that only one item is in between the given items, For Example..P is between R and S, it just not says that only P is between R and S, there can be any other item R and S but position is fixed which is between R and S.** **

**Nth from the left/right: **Means** **the nth item is defined to the mentioned person either on left or right.

**For example: third from the left to Ankita**

**Neighbors of: **Immediate left and right of the mentioned item

**Extreme Ends: **The last or at the corners** **

**Questions:**

**1.** If Paul finds that he is twelfth from the right in a line of boys and fourth from the left, how many boys should be added to the line such that there are 28 boys in the line?

a)12 b)13 c)14 d)20

e)none of these

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**2.** Some boys are sitting in a row. P is sitting fourteenth from the left and Q is seventh from the right. If there are four boys between P and Q, how many boys are there in the row?

a)25 b)23 c)21 d)19

e)none of these

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**3.** Four girls are sitting on a bench to be photographed. Shikha is to the left of Reena. Manju is to the right of Reena. Rita is between Reena and Manju. Who would be second from the left in the photograph?

a) Reena b) Shikha c) Manju

d) Rita

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**4.** There are five different houses, A to E in a row. A is to the right of B and E is to the left of C and right of A. B is to the right of D. Which of the houses is in the middle?

a) A b) B c) D d) E

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**5.** In a march past, seven persons are standing in a row. Q is standing left to R but right to P. O is standing right to N and left to P. Similarly, S is standing right to R and left to T. Find out who is standing in middle?

a) P b) Q c) R d) O

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**6.** Five children are sitting in a row. S is sitting next to P but not T. K is sitting next to R who is sitting on extreme left and T is not sitting next to K. Who are sitting adjacent to S?

a) K and P b) R and P c) only C d) P and T

e) Insufficient

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**7.** Five girls are sitting in a row; Rashi is not adjacent to Sulekha or Abha. Anuradha is not adjacent to Sulekha. Rashi is adjacent to Monika. Monika is at the middle in the row. Then, Anuradha is adjacent to whom out of the following?

a) Rashi b) Sulekha c) Abha d) Monika

e) Cannot be determined

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**8.** Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below it:

- There are five friends
- They are standing in a row facing south.
- Jayesh is to the immediate right to Alok.
- Pramod is between Bhagat and Subodh.
- Subodh is between Jayesh and Pramod.

1. Who is at the extreme left end?

a) Alok b) Bhagat c) Subodh d) Inadequate Data

e) None of these

2. Who is in the middle?

a) Bhagat b) Jayesh c) Pramod d) Subodh

e) Alok ____________________________________________________________________

**9.** Study the given information carefully and answer the questions that follows.

- A, B, C, D, E, F and G are sitting on a wall and all of them are facing east.
- C is on the immediate right to D.
- B is at an extreme end and has E as his neighbor.
- G is between E and F.
- D is sitting third from the south end.

1. Who is sitting to the right of E?

a) A b) C c) D d) F

e) None of these

2. Which of the following pairs of people are sitting at the 2extreme ends?

a) AB b) AE c) CB d) FB

e) Cannot be determined

3. Name the person who should change places with C such that he gets the third place from the north end?

a) E b) F c) C d) G

4. Immediately between which of the following pairs of people are sitting?

a) AC b) AF c) CE d) CF

e) None of these

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**10.** In the Olympic Games, the flags of six nations were flown on the masts in the following way:

The flag of America was to the left of Indian tricolor and to the right of the flag of France. The flag of Australia was on the right of the Indian flag but was to the left of the flag of Japan which was to the left of the flag of China.

**Find the two flags which are in the center.**

a) India and Australia b) America and India c) Japan and Australia

d) America and Australia

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**11.**Mr. A, Miss.B, Mr.C and Miss.D are sitting around a table and discussing their trades.

- Mr A sits opposite to cook.
- Miss B sits right to the barber.
- The washer man is on the left of the tailor.
- Miss D sits opposite to Mr C.

What are the trades of A and B?

a) Tailor and Barber b) Tailor and Cook c) Barber and Cook d)Washer man and Cook.

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**12.** On the information given below, answer the questions.

- P, Q, R, S and T are sitting in a circle facing the center.
- R is immediate left of T.
- P is between S and T.

1. Who is to the immediate left of R?

a) P b) Q c) S d) T e) cannot be determine

2. Which of the Following statements can be dispensed with?

a) None b) B only c) C only d) B or C only e) None

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**13**. Six friends A, B, C, D, E and F are sitting in a closed Circle facing the center.

A is facing D. C is between A and B. F is between E and A. Who is to the immediate left of B?

a) A b) C c) D d) E

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**14.** A, B, C, D, E and F are seated in a circle facing the center. C is between F and B.

A is second to the left of D and second to the right of E.

1. Who is facing A?

a) B b) D c) F d) either F or B

e) None

2. Who among the following is facing D?

a) A b) C c) E d) cannot be determine e) None

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**15.** Eight friends A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting in circle facing the center. B is sitting between G and D. H is third to the left of B and second to the right of A. C is sitting between A and G and B and E are not sitting opposite to each other.

1. Who is third to the left of D?

a) A b) E c) F d) cannot be determine e) None

2. Which of the following statements is not correct?

a) C is third to the right of D.

b) A is sitting between C and F.

c) D and A are sitting opposite to each other.

d) E is sitting between F and D.

e) E and C are sitting opposite to each other

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**16. **Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

Six persons A,B,C,D,E and F are sitting in two rows, three in each. E is not at the end of any row D is second to the left of F. C the neighbor of E, is sitting diagonally opposite to D. B is the neighbor of F.

1. Which of the following are sitting diagonally opposite to each other?

a) F and C b) D and A c) A and C d) A and F e) A and B

2. Who is facing B?

a) A b) C c) D d) E e) F

3. Which of the following are in same row?

a)A and E b) E and D c) C and B d) A and B

4. Which of the following are in one of the two rows?

a) FBC b) CEB c) DBF d) AEF e) ABF

5. After interchanging seat with E, who will be the neighbors of D in the new position?

a) C and A b) F and B c) only B d) only A e) only ____________________________________________________________________

**17.** Five girls are sitting on a bench to be photographed. Garima is to the left of Rupani and to the right of Rekha. Richa is to the right of Rupani. Geeta is between Rupani and Richa

1. Who is sitting immediate right to Geeta?

a)Rekha b)Rupani c)Richa d)Garima

2. Who is in the middle of the photograph?

a)Rekha b)Rupani c)Geeta d)Garima

3. Who is second from the right?

a)Rekha b)Rupani c)Geeta d)Garima

4. Who is second from the left in photograph?

a)Rekha b)Rupani c)Geeta d)Garima

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**18.** In a parking lot seven bikes of different companies – Honda, Hero-Honda, Suzuki, Hyosung, Yamaha, Royal Enfield and Bajaj are standing facing to east in the following order :

- Honda is next to right of Bajaj.
- Bajaj is fourth to the right of Suzuki.
- Hyosung bike is between Hero-Honda and Royal Enfield.
- Suzuki which is third to the left of, is at one end.

1. Which of the bikes are on both the sides of Honda bike ?

a)Hero-Honda and Hyosung

b)Hyosung and Suzuki

c)Bajaj and Yamaha

d)Hero-Honda and Bajaj

2. Which of the following statement is correct ?

a)Hyosung is next left of Hero-Honda.

b)Royal Enfield is next left of Suzuki.

c)Royal Enfield is at one end.

d)Suzuki is next second to the right of Hyosung.

3. Which one of the following statements is correct ?

a)Bajaj bike is in between Hero-Honda and Suzuki.

b)Honda is next left to Yamaha bike.

c)Bajaj is next right of Honda.

d)Hyosung is fourth right of Yamaha.

4. Which of the following groups of bikes is to the right of Hero-Honda ?

a)Honda, Bajaj and Hyosung

b)Yamaha, Honda and Bajaj

c) Hyosung, Royal Enfield and Suzuki

d)Royal Enfield, Honda and Bajaj

5. Which one of the following is the correct position of Yamaha ?

a) Next to the left of Honda

b) Next to the left of Royal Enfield

c)Between Royal Enfield and Bajaj

d) Fourth to the right of Hyosung. ____________________________________________________________________

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**Answers To Seating Arrangements**

1. (b) Clearly, number of boys in the line = (11+1+3)=15. Number of boys to be added = 28 – 15 = 13.

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2. (a) Number of boys in the row = number of boys up till P + number of boys between P and Q + number of boys including Q and those behind Q = 14 + 4 + 7 = 25. ____________________________________________________________________

3**. **(d) Shikha is to the left of Reena and Manju is to her right. Rita is between Reena and Manju. So the order is Shikha, Reena, Rita and Manju. In the photograph Rita will be second from left. ____________________________________________________________________

4. (a) B is to the right of D. A is to the right of B. E is to the right of A and left of C. So the order is in the middle. D, B, A, E, C. Clearly A is in the middle. ____________________________________________________________________

5. (b) Q is left to R and to the right of P i.e. P, Q, R. and O is to the right of N and left of P i.e. N, O, P. S is to the right of R and left of T i.e. R, S, T. Clearly, Q is in the middle ____________________________________________________________________

6**. **(d) S is sitting next to P. So, the order S, P or P, S is followed. K is sitting next to R. So, the order R, K is followed because R is on the extreme left. T is not next to P or K. So, the arrangement will be R, K, P, S, T. Clearly, P and T are sitting adjacent to S. ____________________________________________________________________

**7. **(a) Clearly, the order is :Anuradha, Rashi, Monika, Sulekha Abha. So, Anuradha is adjacent to Rashi ____________________________________________________________________

8. The boys are standing facing south. So, consider left and right accordingly.

Jayesh is to the right of Alok i.e. Jayesh, Alok.

Pramod is between Bhagat and Subodh i.e. Bhagat, Pramod, Subodh

Subodh is between Jayesh and Pramod.

So, the sequence is Bhagat, Pramod, Subodh, Jayesh, Alok,

**Answer:
**1. (a), Alok is at extreme left end.

2. (d), Subodh is in the middle. ____________________________________________________________________

9. Solution:

C is to the right of D. D is third from south.

So, B will be at the extreme end from north because it should have E as its neighbour.

G is between E and F. SO, the sequence is

B->E->G->F->

East D->C->A->

**Answer:
**1. (e), G is sitting to the right of E.

2. (a), A and B are sitting at the extreme ends.

3. (C), G should change place with C to make it third from north.

4. (d), D is sitting between C and F. ____________________________________________________________________

**10 . **(a) The correct sequence is France, America, India, Australia, Japan, and China. The two flags in the center are India and Australia. ____________________________________________________________________

**11. **(b) C and D sit opposite to each other .So if A sits opposite to cook, B shall be cook.

Now B is to the right of barber. So, one of the rest say C will be barber, then D. On the opposite side shall be washer man or tailor. But washer man is on the left of tailor and A is to the left of D. So, A is washer man and D is tailor. Thus, A and B are Washer man and Cook ____________________________________________________________________

**12. **Solution:

Solution for 1st and 2nd questions is in the circle the arrangement is as shown:

Moving in clockwise direction

P–T–R–Q–S–P

**Answer:
1. **(b), Q is to the immediate left of R.

**2.**(a) None. All the three statements are essential to find out the answer for the first question so none can be dispensed with. ____________________________________________________________________

**13. **(b) Clearly, in a circle the arrangement is as shown

Moving in clockwise direction

A–F–E–D–B–C–A

So, C is to the immediate left of B hence the answer is (b)

There can be another arrangement based on the given details:

Moving in clockwise direction

A–C–B–D–E–F–A

Hence D is the immediate left of B… so the answer could be (c ) as well

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**14.** The circular arrangement is as shown

Moving in clockwise direction

C–E–B–D–F–A–C

**Answer:
**1. (a), Clearly B is facing A.

2. (b), C is facing D.

Another arrangement as follows:

Moving in clockwise direction

C–E–F–D–B–A–C

If so the answer for the first question will be (

d) either F or B

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**15. **B is between G and D i.e. the order is G B D. H is third to the left of B and second to the right of A.

So, forming a circle we have:

H A

G D

B

C is between A and G. But E is not opposite B. So, C is between A and H.

Moving in clockwise direction

C–A–E–D–B–G–F–H–A

**Answer:
**1. (c), F is third to the left of D.

2. (d), Clearly, E is not sitting between F and D. ____________________________________________________________________

16.Solution: The given information can be analyzed as follows:

E is not at end so; E must be in the middle of one of the rows.

D is second to the left of F so, order of rows must be D_F.

C is neighbor of E and is sitting diagonally opposite to D means C is under F in the

other row i.e. D _ F _ E C.

B is neighbor of F; s the arrangement must be D B F A E C.

**Answer:
**1. Other than D and C, A and F are sitting diagonally opposite to each other, as seen in the arrangement. So, the answer is(d).

2. Clearly, E is opposite to B in the other row. So, E is facing B and the answer is (d).

3. Clearly, from amongst the given alternatives, A and E are in the same row .So the answer is (a).

4. Clearly, from amongst the given alternatives, D,B and F are in the same row. So, the answer is (c).

5. clearly, neighbors of E are A and C. So, on interchanging the seat with E, the new neighbors of D will be A and C. So the answer is (a). ____________________________________________________________________

17. Solution: let us first make the diagram

Rekha Garima Rupani Geeta Richa

1. Richa is sitting immediate right to Geeta.(C)

2. Rupani is in the middle of the photograph.(B)

3. Geeta is sitting second from the right.(C)

4. Garima is sitting second from the left in photograph.(D) ____________________________________________________________________

18. Solution: According to question diagram is a s follows

North West East South |

Suzuki

Royal Enfield

Hyosung

Hero-Honda

Bajaj

Honda

Yamaha

1. Bajaj and Yamaha are on both the sides of Honda bike.(c)

2. Therefore, Hyosung is next left of Hero-Honda.(a)

3. Therefore, Honda is next left to Yamaha bike.(b)

4. Yamaha, Honda and Bajaj bikes are to the right of Hero-Honda.(b)

5. The correct position of Yamaha is fourth to the right of Hyosung.(d) ____________________________________________________________________

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