Seating arrangement puzzles or simply, arrangement puzzles are a vital part of the larger syllabus for Logical Reasoning. Arrangement puzzles are tested in examinations for SBI PO, IBPS PO, IBPS RRB Office Scale 1, Syndicate Bank PO, Canara Bank PO, IDBI Executive, NABARD Grade A and NPS Trust Officer Grade A (Assistant Manager) among others.
In such seating arrangement puzzles, a chunk of data is given to us which tells us where and how a certain group of people is sitting. This group of people might be sitting in a number of ways based on geometric patterns. Let us try to understand
Parallel row seating arrangement: In such seating arrangement questions, 2 rows of people sit parallel to each other. Clues are given to determine who is sitting next to whom and facing whom.
Square seating arrangement: People are sitting in a square formation. That is, 4 corners of the table or room are occupied and there may or may not be people at other points of the square seating arrangement.