Seating Arrangement Tricks

Seating Arrangement is one of the most important topics in any examination under the Verbal Reasoning section. In this article, we provide you with some Seating Arrangement Tricks.

So as per the name “Seating Arrangement,” it means a plan laid out which shows where do people sit.

In Seating Arrangement related questions we have to arrange a group of people as per the conditions given in the question.

Different types of seating arrangement discussed below :

  • Linear Arrangement:

In this arrangement, a single row is formed, as we know linear means a line so basically arrangement of people in a line.

  •  Double row arrangement :

It’s a two-row arrangement formed by two different groups, mostly in this people face each other. One group is arranged in the second row and one in another row.

  • Circular arrangement :

As per the conditions mentioned in the question you have to place the people in a circular table or a circle.

  • Rectangular arrangement:

It is similar to circular arrangements; as the only difference in the rectangle arrangement is that the persons will be sitting around a rectangular table or in a rectangle.

 

As there is one great advantage of the topic that one question of seating arrangement consists of 5 or 4 sub-questions and can also fetch more marks in just one question.

Seating arrangement tricks to solve the problems:

One question contains 5-6 subquestions so there will be some information given and based on the information you have to answer the questions. Two types of information are given in this question :

1. Direct information:

The information which is mentioned in the conditions of the question is the direct information.

Use direct information to start solving your questions.

2. Indirect information:

After working as per direct information you have to look for the relations between different parts of the information. These relations will form the indirect information.

 

The direction in which people are facing each other is also very important to keep in mind while solving the question.

Also always make a diagram for your reference to solve this question.

 

So let’s take an example of the linear arrangement,

Let us say 8 people are sitting in this arrangement in a line facing north  :

Seating Arrangement Tricks

Same example but if the people are sitting facing south then the arrangement will be :

Seating Arrangement Tricks

 

Similarly, if it’s the Double row arrangement, then it will be a combination of both the above diagrams, one group of people will be facing north and the second will face south.

 

In the circular or circle table arrangements questions, or rectangular or rectangle table arrangement, the people may be looking to the center of the circle or they are looking away from the center.

If they are facing towards the center that means they are looking towards the center, then the right-hand side will be in the anti-clockwise direction and the left-hand side will be in the clockwise direction :

If they are not facing towards the center that means they are looking away from the center, then the right-hand side will be in the clockwise direction and the left-hand side will be in the anti-clockwise direction :

Even in a Rectangular Arrangement when people are sitting around a rectangular table the same concept of directions will follow.

Some Examples of Seating arrangement :

 

Direction for [ Question No: 1 To 4 ] :

A, B, C, D, E, F, and G are sitting in a row facing North :

1) F is to the immediate right of E.

2) E is 4th to the right of G.

3) C is the neighbor of B and D.

4) Person who is third to the left of D is at one of the ends.

1. What is the position of A?

A. Between E and D

B. Extreme left

C. Centre

D. Extreme right

2. Who are the neighbors of B?

A. C and D

B. C and G

C. G and F

D. C and E

3. Which of the following statement is not true?

A. E is to the immediate left of D

B. A is at one of the ends

C. G is to the immediate left of B

D. F is second to the right of D

4. Who are to the left of C?

A .Only B

B. G, B, and D

C. G and B D.D, E, F and A

SOLUTION :

Seating Arrangement Tricks

Q1) D

Q2) B

Q3) A

Q4) C

Example 2 :

Direction for [ Question No: 5 To 10] :

 

Twelve people are sitting in two parallel rows containing six people each such that they are equidistant from each other.
In row 1: P, Q, R, S, T, and V are seated and all of them are facing South.
In row 2: A, B, C, D, E, and F are seated and all of them are facing North. Therefore, in the given seating arrangement, each member seated in a row faces another member of the row.
S sits third to the right of Q, either S or Q sits at an end of the line. The one who faces Q sits second to the right of E. Two people sit between B and F, neither B nor F sits at end of the line. The immediate neighbor of B faces the person who sits third to the left of P. R and T are immediate neighbors. C sits second to the left of A. T does not face the immediate neighbor of D.

 

Q1. Who amongst the following sit at the extreme ends of the rows?

(a) S, D
(b) Q A
(c) V, C
(d) P, D
(e) Q,F

 

Q2. Who amongst the following faces S?
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) F

 

Q3. How many persons are seated between V and R?
(a) one
(b) two
(c) three
(d) four
(e) None of these

 

Q4. P is related to A in the same way as S is related to B based on the given arrangement. Which of the following is T related to, following the same pattern?
(a) C
(b) D
(c) E
(d) F
(e) Cannot be determined

 

Q5. Which of the following is true regarding T?
(a) F faces T
(b) V is an immediate neighbor of T
(c) F faces the one who is second to the right of T
(d) T sits at one of the extreme ends of the line.
(e) Q sits second to the right of T

 

Q6. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the given arrangement and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
(a) A-T
(b) B-T
(c) F-P
(d) C-V
(e) E-Q

 

SOLUTION :

 

CIRCULAR ARRANGEMENT :

Direction for [ Question No: 1 To 5 ] :

Study the following information and answer the questions given below. Eight people E, F, G, H, J, K, L, and M are sitting around a circular table facing the center. Each of them is of a different profession Chartered Accountant, Columnist, Doctor, Engineer, Financial Analyst, Lawyer, Professor, and Scientist but not necessarily in the same order. F is sitting second to the left of K. The Scientist is an immediate neighbor of K. There are only three people between the Scientist and E. Only one person sits between the Engineer and E. The Columnist is to the immediate right of the Engineer. M is second to the right of K. H is the Scientist. G and J are immediate neighbors of each other. Neither G nor J is an Engineer. The Financial Analyst is to the immediate left of F. The Lawyer is second to the right of the Columnist. The Professor is an immediate neighbor of the Engineer. G is second to the right of the Chartered Accountant.

1. Which of the following statements is true according to the given arrangement?

A.The Lawyer is second to the left of the Doctor

B. E is an immediate neighbor of the Financial Analyst

C. H sits exactly between F and the Financial Analyst

D. Only four people sit between the Columnist and F

E. All of the given statements are true

 

2. What is the position of L with respect to the Scientist?

A. Third to the left

B. Second to the right

C. Second to the left

D. Third to the right

E. Immediate right

3. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the given arrangement and hence form a group. Which of the following does not belong to that group?

A. Chartered Accountant – H

B. M – Doctor

C. J – Engineer

D. Financial Analyst – L

E. Lawyer – K

4. Who amongst the following is the Professor?

A. F

B. L

C. M

D. K

E. J

5. Who is sitting second to the right of E?

A. The Lawyer

B. G

C. The Engineer

D. F

E. K

SOLUTION :

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