Sitting Arrangement

Sitting Arrangement:

The process of making a group of people to sit as per a prefixed manner is called Seating Arrangement.
 
Seating Arrangement questions are based on a sets of information containing certain set of conditions which gives hidden information followed by a set of questions. Candidate is required to read the information/clues carefully and decode the information/clues and arrange them in form of diagram(row,circle,pentagon, hexagon structure) and then answer the set of questions.
 

How to Arrange Informations:

1. Quickly read the information to know what type of diagram is to be made.
2. Made a diagram of empty places.
3. Fill the places the places according to the information given in the statemnets.
4. After filling all the places, candidate can answer the set questions easily
 

Type of Questions asked from this chapter:

1. Linear Arrangement:

In this type of arrangement people or objects in a line or row
a) One Row Sequence: All the people/object are in single line
 
Example:
Six persons are sitting in a row. "J" sits between U and Q. U sits beside L, L sits beside A who is at the left end and P sits beside Q. Who sits beside "U"?
Solution:
 
b) Two Row Sequence: People can be in 2 row. Some people can be in first row some in second row.
 
Example:
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 neighbour of E, is sitting diagonally opposite to D. B is the neighbour of F. 
 
Example 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
 
Example 2
Who is facing B? 
a) A 
b) C 
c) D 
d) E 
e) F
 
Example 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 
 
Example 4
Which of the following are in one of the two rows?
a) FBC 
b) CEB 
c) DBF 
d) AEF 
e) ABF
 
Example 5
After interchanging seat with E, who will be the neighbours of D in the new position?
a) C and A 
b) F and B 
c) only B 
d) only A 
e) only C
 
 
So Solutions are:
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, 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).
 

2. Circular Arrangement:

In this type of arrangement people or objects are around a circle or a table. In case of people sitting around a table, the table could be of any shape i.e. rectangular, square, circular etc.
 
Anticlock wise means to the right, Clock wise means to the left. These means that we have to go towards right, then we have to move in anticlock wise direction and if we have to go towards left, then we have to move in clock wise direction.
 
Example:
Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
a) Seven persons A, B, C, D, E, F and G are seated around a circular table facing each other.
b)  "F" is second to the right of G.
c) "B" is neighbour of F but not of C.
d) "E" who is the neighbour of C, is fourth to right of G.
e) "D" is between E and A.
 
Question 1
Who is at the immediate left of G?
a) B
b) D
c) A
d) None of these
 
Question 2
Who are the neighbours of F?
a) C & B
b) A & B
c) E & C
d) F & B
 
Question 3
Who is fourth to the left of left of G?
a) C
b) D
c) E
d) None
 
Solution: