Problems On Seating Arrangement for PO Exam:
I. In this type of questions, some clues regarding seating or placing (linear/ circular)of some persons or items is given.
The candidate is required to form the paper sequence using these clues and answer the questions accordingly.
1) 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 Dis second to the left of F.C the neighbour of E, is sitting diagonally opposite to D. B is the neighbour 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 (e) C and E
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 C
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 neighbour 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 neighbour of F, s the arrangement must be D B F A E C.
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 (d).
4.Clearly, from amongst the given alternatives, D,B and F are in the same row.So, the answer is (c).
5.Clearly, neighbours of E are A and C. So, on interchanging the seat with E, the new neighbours of D will be A and C. So the answer is (a).
II.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
Answer is (d)
Solution: 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 fromleft.
III.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
Answer is (a)
Solution: 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 D, B, A, E, C . Clearly A is in the middle.
IV. 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
Answer is (b)
Q is left to R and to the right of P i,e P, Q, R.
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.
V.Five children are sitting in a row. S is sitting next to P but not T. 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 Information
Answer is (d)
S is sitting next to P. So, the order S, P or P, S is followed. 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.
VI.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
Answer is (a)
Solution: Clearly, the order is Anuradha, Rashi, Monika, Abha. Anuradha is adjacent to Rashi Read the following information carefully and answer the questions
given below it:
(A)There are five friends
(B)They are standing in a row facing south.
(C)Jayesh is to the immediate right to Alok.
(D)Pramod is between Bhagat and Subodh.
(E)Subodh is between Jayesh and Pramod.