Test Yourself: Reasoning Ability (Seating Arrangement) Questions for SBI PO, IBPS PO, SBI Clerk, and RBI Assistant

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Today’s topic is the Seating Arrangement from the Logical Reasoning section. Below are 2 sets (10 questions) of seating arrangement (Moderate level) which are required to be solved under 10 to 15 minutes. Detailed solutions have been given at the end of the puzzles. These are useful for upcoming banking examinations like SBI PO, IBPS PO, and SBI Clerk, etc.

1 – 5. Directions: Study the following information very carefully and answer the questions that are given below-

There are certain friends in a row facing north. There are as many people to the right of Jai as there are to the left of Jai. Atul is third to the left of Vipul who sits fourth from one of the extreme ends of the row. Sanju sits at one of the extreme ends of the row. There are five persons between Sanju and Tinu. Lalu is sitting exactly between Sanju and Tinu. Two persons sit between Tinu and Jai. Atul does not sit at one of the extreme ends of the row. There are as many persons between Atul and Sapan as many are sitting between Tinu and Atul.

1. How many total numbers of (known/unknown) both persons sitting in the row?

a) Eighteen

b) Twenty

c) Nineteen

d) Seventeen

e) Not

Sol: c

2. How many persons are sitting between Lalu and Atul?

a) Eight

b) Seven

c) Nine

d) Six

e) Not

Sol: a

3. How many persons are sitting to the right of Sapan?

a) One

b) None

c) Three

d) Two

e) Not

Sol: d

4. Who is sitting exact between Tinu and Sapan in the arrangement?

a) Atul

b) Jai

c) No one

d) Vipul

e) Not

Sol: c

5. If Sapan  exchanges his position with Lalu then who is sitting on the  seventh left of Lalu’s new position?

a) Atul

b) Jai

c) Vipul

d) Tinu

e) Not

Sol: b

6 – 10. Directions: Study the following information very carefully and answer the questions that are given below-

There are certain number of person are sitting in a row facing towards north. And some of them like few colours. The following information is known about them The one who sits on the second right of H likes red colour. There are 3 person sitting between the one who likes orange and green colour. Only 2 person sit between the one who likes orange colour and F.  The one who likes orange colour sits to the right of F.  There is only one person sitting between K and H. H likes purple colour and sits to the right of I. One who likes green color sits to the left of F, who does not like blue colour. Only one person sit between I and the one who likes orange colour. More than 4 person sit between K and the one who likes orange color. There are same number of person sit between H and the one who likes orange colour and the one who likes orange colour and the one who like green colour. The one who likes green color sits at extreme left end. Not more than 2 person sit between E and H.  I sits immediate right to the one who likes blue colour.  E is not an immediate neighbour of H but is sitting on the left of I.

6. E likes which of the following colour?

a) Green

b) Blue

c) Orange

d) Purple

e) Not

Sol: b

7. Which person is sitting in the exact middle of the row?

a) I

b) H

c) G

d) E

e) K

Sol: d

8. How many persons are sitting on the right of the one who likes orange colour?

a) Six

b) Seven

c) Five

d) Seven 

e) Eight

Sol: a

9. Which person is sitting adjacent to the who likes orange colour?

a) F

b) Green

c) The one who likes blue colour

d) I

e)  The one who likes red colour 

Sol: c

10. Who is sitting on the fourth right of F?

a) I

b) E

c) K

d) H

e) Not

Sol: b

Answers:

We will start with the given data-

 Atul is third to the left of Vipul who sits fourth from one of the extreme ends of the row. Sanju sits at one of the extreme end of the row.

There are five persons between Sanju and Tinu. Lalu is sitting exactly between Sanju and Tinu. Two persons sits between Tinu and Jai. Atul does not sit at one of the extreme ends of the row. There are as many persons between Atul and Sapan as many are sitting between Tinu and Atul.

So the case 1 gets rejected as Atul is sitting at the extreme left end of the row.

There are as many people to the right of Jai as there are to the left of Jai.

There are nine persons to the left of Jai and seven persons to the right of Jai, so we can add two more persons to the right of him, only we can add two persons in between Jai and Atul to make equal persons to the left and right of Jai. Thus the final arrangement is as follows-

Answer 6-10

First we will start with the given data,

The one who likes green color sits at extreme left end. There are 3 person sitting between the one who likes orange and green colour. Only 2 person sit between the one who likes orange colour and F.  The one who likes orange colour sits to the right of F. One who likes green color sits to the left of F, who does not like blue colour. Only one person sit between I and the one who likes orange colour.

There are same number of person sit between H and the one who likes orange colour and the one who likes orange colour and the one who like green colour. I sits immediate right to the one who likes blue colour. IN case 1, I sits on the immediate right of F and F does not like blue colour it is given, so this case is invalid, we will continue with the other case 2.

There is only one person sitting between K and H. H likes purple colour and sits to the right of I. More than 4 person sit between K and the one who likes orange color. Five persons are sitting between K and the one who likes orange colour.

Not more than 2 person sit between E and H. E is not an immediate neighbour of H but is sitting on the left of I. The one who sits on the second right of H likes red colour. So K likes red colour.  Thus the final arrangement –

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