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Circular Seating Arrangement is one of the most important topic of Reasoning aptitude tests. In your reasoning exam, few questions will definitely come from this topic. Now here we will discuss some questions on Circular Seating Arrangement reasoning and also the process of getting the solution. This will help you to do the Circular Seating Arrangement reasoning very easily and quickly. In exam, reasoning questions can be solved very easily and quickly using reasoning shortcut tricks. Here we will show you the method of “How to solve Reasoning using shortcut tricks”.

Time is the most important factor in every competitive exams. You need to finish your examination within time. But in a competitive exam, question are for testing your calculation ability within a given time frame. They tests, how fast a student can complete a question paper. This is the reason so many students couldn’t finish their paper within given time. But for faster solution you need to use tricks of reasoning and Circular Seating Arrangement which will help you to solve government, bank and other exam papers quickly.

 

Now let’s starts the detail discussion of Circular Seating Arrangement and few important reasoning question answer.


Point 1 In a circular arrangement a person always seating on a circular manner. The direction would be depends on the words used, that is towards left or towards right. which also depends on persons who facing center or facing outwards in a circular seating arrangement.

Point 2 In a seating arrangements confirmed persons or objects should be positioned first.

Point 3 In Circular arrangements first person can be positioned anywhere.

Point 4 In some cases BUT / AND / WHILE is used, So the person refer to first person of that previous sentence.

Example : In a circle seating arrangement facing center P is fourth to the left of Q, (WHILE / AND / BUT  ) 2nd to the left of R.

Circular Seating Arrangement

 

Point 5 The word ( WHILE / WHO / WHOM ) is used, So the person refer to 2nd second person of immediate previous sentence.

Example : In a circle seating arrangement facing center P is 3rd to the right of Q ( WHILE / WHOM / WHO ) is 2nd to the left of R.

Circular Seating Arrangement

 

 

Tricks
  • First count the person / objects, then according to that draw a circle and mark on it.
  • Check the letter, persons, objects which come or mention most of the time in a question.
  • Take that letter, person, object and place it first on circle arrangement.
  • And arrange the remaining letter, object, person according to the placed letter, person, object.

 

In the below arrangement, some persons are sitting around a circle and they are facing the centre. The diagram highlights the left and right of the people for this case.

Movements around the circular arrangement

    For the people facing the centre:

  • Left movement is called clockwise rotation.
  • Right movement is called anti-clockwise rotation.
    When people will be facing outside, the opposite will be true:

  • Left movement is called anti – clockwise rotation.
  • Right movement is called clockwise rotation.

The information given in such questions specifies the position of a few or all the persons in the arrangement. The positions are specified through conditions like: a particular person is sitting right or left of the other person. After reading the given information, you should draw the diagram depicting the question statement.

Positions in the circular arrangement

Following two shapes are of six and eight people sitting around a circle.

Remember, if you are careful of the directions, then this question should be a fairly easy one to solve.

Given below is an example of a typical question of mixed directions (both, inside and outside).

Example: A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a circular area at equal distances between each other, but not necessarily in the same order. Some of the people are facing the centre while some face outside (i.e. in a direction away from the centre)

Note:

Facing the same direction means if one faces the centre then other also faces the centre and vice versa. Facing opposite direction means if one person faces the centre then the other faces outside and vice versa.

B faces outside. D sits second to the left of B. A and F are immediate neighbours of D. H sits second to the right of A. C sits third to the left of H. E sits to the immediate right of G. D sits third to the left of E. D faces the same direction as H. F sits to the immediate right of C. F and G take same directions. Find the desired arrangement.

Solution: Let us try to solve this question clue by clue:

  • B faces outside:
    After fixing B’s position, we can see that D will be in anti-clockwise direction from B and since D is second to the left, this means there will be 1 person in between them. But we don’t know the direction of D yet, so D can be facing inside or outside.
  • A and F are immediate neighbours of D. H sits second to the right of A. This would give rise to 4 possibilities. First, F can be between B & D and A will be on the other side of D. Secondly, A can be between B and D while F will be on the other side of D. Each case is explained below with possible directions of ‘A’ (inside/ outside).

    A is sitting at other side of D (not between B and D) and F is between B and D. Now A can face inside or outside. Now in case we take A as facing outside, then 2nd to the right would be H where as we know that this position belongs to F since it is A and F who are neighbours of D, so in this situation we can take A to be facing only inside. We can also add H as 2nd anti clockwise to A and place F between B and D. Directions, of F, D and H, are not clear yet, so they could be facing inside or outside.

    A could be between B and D while F could be on the other side of D. Again A could be facing outside or inside. Now in case we take A, facing inside, then 2nd to his right would be H whereas we know that this position belongs to F since it is A and F who are neighbours of D. So in this position we can take A to be facing only outside. We can also add H at 2nd clockwise to A and F at the other side of D. Directions, of F, D and H, are not clear yet, so they could be facing inside or outside.

  • C sits third to the left of H and this clue will help us choose between the above 2 possibilities. Check the 1st diagram in point 2, whatever direction we take H to be at, the 3rd position, on his both sides, is already taken. So that one is rejected. We can continue the question further with the 2nd diagram in point 4. Also we cannot take H to be facing outside, in that case moving 3 places anti-clockwise the position will clash/overlap with D. Hence H has to face inside.

  • E sits to the immediate right of G. D sits third to the left of E. D faces the same direction as that of H. F sits to the immediate right of C. F and G take same directions:

    D is 3rd to the left of E, so one cannot take E as facing outside since in that case 3rdleft would mean the position occupied by B. Also D will face inside since his/her and H’s direction is same. Now since F has to be on the immediate right of C, it means C will be between E and F and will face outside. Now E has to be at the immediate right of G, this means that G will be between E and H and will face outside. F will also face outside since it is given that F and G take same directions.

Circular Seating Arrangement: Key Learning

  • Seating Arrangement questions are tricky to solve. Practice as many questions as possible to gain an upper hand in Analytical Reasoning.

 

Circular arrangement is a type of seating arrangement where people are seated around a circular or square or polygonal table. There are, primarily, three types of questions under circular arrangement.

I) Circular arrangement with people facing center of a table.
II) Circular arrangement with people facing outward of a table.
III) Circular arrangement with some people facing center of a table where as some people facing outward

Let us see how to solve the first type of circular arrangement problems i.e. circular arrangements with people facing the center of a table.

Model Question from Circular Table Puzzle:

Directions (Questions 01 to 05):Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions:

Eight friends-Romil, Ramesh, Rakesh, Rohit, Rahul, Abhijeet, Abhishek and Anil- are sitting around a circular table, but not necessarily in the same order, Four of them are facing inside and the other four are facing outside. All eight friends belong to eight different cities-Bhopal, Patna, Kolkata, Delhi, Gwalior, Bengaluru, Chennai and Rajkot-but not necessarily in the same order.

Abhijeet faces the centre and sits third to the right of Rakesh, Rohit belongs to Kolkata and faces the person who belongs to Bengaluru. Abhishek sits third to the right of Ramesh, who stays in Bhopal. The person who belongs to Delhi is facing the same direction as the person who belongs to Gwalior. Rahul is sitting between the person who belongs to Kolkata and the one from Rajkot respectively. Romil belongs to Gwalior and Rakesh belongs to Patna. The person who belongs to Chennai is facing outwards and immediate neighbor of the person who belongs to Rajkot. Anil is the immediate neighbor of the persons who belongs to Gwalior and Chennai. Rahul is on the immediate left of Rohit.

1). Which of the following friends belongs to Bengaluru?

1)   Romil

2)   Rohit

3)   Anil

4)   Abhishek

5)   Rahul

 

2). Who are immediate neighbors of Romil?

1)   Ramesh and Rakesh

2)   Rahul and Rohit

3)   Anil and Ramesh

4)   Abhishek and Rahul

5)   Rohit and Abhijeet

 

3). Which of the following pairs is true?

1)   Romil-Bhopal

2)   Anil-Bengaluru

3)   Rohit-Delhi

4)   Abjijeet-Delhi

5)   Abhishek-Patna

 

4). What is the position of Ramesh with respect to Rahul?

1)   Third to the right

2)   Fourth to the left

3)   Fifth to the right

4)   Second to the right

5)   Third to the left

 

5). If Rohit and Anil interchange their positions and similarly Abhijeet and Rakesh interchange their positions then what is the position of Romil with respect to Rakesh?

1)   Third to the left

2)   Third to the right

3)   Second to the left

4)   Immediate left

5)   None of these

 

Given:

→8 friends from eight different cities

→Sitting around a circular table

→4 friends – facing inside

→4 friends – facing outside

 

Solution:

In questions, where the seating arrangement is acircle, then the following points should be kept in mind.

→Always start filling the position from the bottom-most position

→If phrase to the right is used then the position should be filled in anti clock-wise direction

→If the phrase to the left is used then clockwise direction.

 

Clue: 1 Abhijeet focus the centre – sits 3rd to the right of Rakesh

→Always the 1stperson in the 1st clue is filled in the 1st position of the circle

→Here, Abhijeet focus centre – so filled in position 1 facing centre

→Now, he sits 3rdto the right to Rakesh (facing/not facing centre)

→So tentative position of Rakesh

  • If facing centre, 6
  • If facing outside, 4

 

Clue: 2: Rohit belongs to Kolkata& faces the person who belong to Bangalore

→This clue clearly states that Rohit – Kolkata

→Rohit faces the centre

→Rohit faces the person from Bangalore

→The person from Bangalore – faces the centre

→Further in the question it is revealed that

  • Rahul sits between the person who belongs to Kolkata → Rohit and the one from Rajkot.
  • Rahul is on the immediate left of Rohit

→Keeping all these points in mind. Let us not consider

  • Tentative position of Rakesh (4& 6) and positions opposite to them (8& 2) respectively. As by question Rakesh-Patna

→Similarly let us not consider position 5 as we done know the city of Abhijeet yet (may/may not be Bangalore)

→This leaves position 3& 7

  • Now position 7 can also be ignored as Rakesh may or may-not be on the immediate left of Rohit where Rahul should be

Therefore, this leave position

3 for Rohit – Kolkata

2 for Rahul

7 for the person from Bangalore.

Since, Rahul is between the persons from the Kolkata

  • Rajkot – shows that

→Abhiject – Rajkot

 

Clue 3:Abhishek sits 3rd to the right of Ramesh from Bhopal

→From this clue we can infer that

  • Ramesh is from Bhopal
  • Abhishek is 3rdto the right of Ramesh
  • Direction faced by Ramesh or Abhishek unknown

→Position considered for Ramesh – Bhopal → 5& 8

→Now, Ramesh cannot be at 8 because,

  • From question, the person who belongs to Chennai is immediate neighbor of the person from Rajkot (i.e., Abhijeet)
  • Rahul cannot be from Chennai because Anil – immediate neighbor of person from → Gwalior& Chennai

Position 8 is for person from Chennai

→This leaves position 5 → Ramesh – Bhopal

  • If Ramesh faces centre then Abhishek will be at 5
  • If Ramesh faces outside, then Abhishek will be at 2 (currently position of Rahul)

Therefore, Ramesh – Bhopal is at 5 which leave Abhishek at 8

  • Abhishek from Chennai (Chennai – immediate of Rajkot)
  • Abhishek faces outside (person from Chennai facing outward as in question)
  • Ramesh faces centre

→The four friends – facing centre are found (1, 3, 5, and 7)

→Therefore, the remaining is facing outside

→Now the position of Rakesh – Patna is still not determined

  • We now know Rakesh faces – outside
  • Therefore, Rakesh cannot be in position 6 because Rohit – Kolkata will be 3rdto the right of Rakesh not Abhijeet
  • That leaves, position 4 for Rakesh – Patna facing outside

→Now two persons are remaining Anil& Romil

  • Romil cannot be in 7 as it’s the position for the person from Bangalore
  • That leaves Romil – Gwalior (given in question) at 6 position

→Therefore the remaining person Anil will be at 7 by default

→Now the city Delhi is remaining in cities& Rahul in persons

So, by default → Rahul – Delhi

All the positions are filled as per the clues and the arrangement is as follows.

 

Answer:

Check some conditions given in the questions

→Rohit faces the person from Bangalore

→The person from Delhi faces the same direction as that as Gwalior person

→Rahul sitting between person from Kolkata& Rajkot

→Person from Chennai facing outwards& immediate neighbor of person from Rajkot

→Anil immediate neighbor of persons from Gwalior& Chennai

→Rahul – immediate neighbor of Rohit on the left

 

Question – 1

Friends from Bangalore → Anil → 3

 

Question – 2

Immediate neighbor of Romil → 3

Anil& Ramesh

 

Question – 3

True pair – 2 Anil – Bangalore

 

Question – 4

Position of Ramesh with respect to Rahul → 5

Here Rahul is facing outside, the position of Ramesh can be consider in two directions

→Clock wise: 5thto the right → not in options

→Anti clock wise: 3rd to the left

 

Question – 5

Interchange (Rohit& Anil)& (Abhijeet Rakesh) and find position of Romil with respect to Rakesh

→Here, only position is interchanged

→The direction faced are fixed to positions

Now position of Romil wrt Rakesh

→Clock wise: 3rdto left

→Anti clock wise: 5th to right → not in option

Romil is 3rdto left of Rakesh → 1

 

Some points to remember while solve such questions

→If ‘ A is not immediate left of B’ then the position A will be in the position next to the immediate left position of B

→This is also applicable for not immediate right phrase

→’A is 3rdto the right of B’ can also be considered as ‘B is 3rd to the left of A’ and vice versa

→Similarly ‘A is 2nd to the left of B’ can be considered as ‘B is 2nd to the right of A’

→In a question when, ‘A is 3rd to the right of B, who is B not A.

How to Solve Circular Arrangement – Type I

Here are a few tips to remember:

i) Imagine yourself as one of the persons given in the question.

ii) Count how many people are mentioned in the question. Then draw a circle with those many lines.
For e.g. If in the question, assume that it is given that there are eight friends A, B, C, D, E, F, and H sitting around a circle facing the center. Then you can draw a circle as shown below in fig 1.

How to Approach Circular Arrangement Problems - Part I fig 1
fig. 1

iii) Imagine yourself at the position shown by the box.

iv) Now your left hand is the left side and right hand is the right side.

v) Now if in question it is given, A is third to the right of B, approach as follows.

a) Imagine yourself as B.

b) Place B at position shown in fig 2.

How to Approach Circular Arrangement Problems - Part I fig 2
                          fig. 2

c) Now A is third to the right of B. The right of B is your right side. So place A three places from B towards its right. This can be seen in fig 3.

How to Approach Circular Arrangement Problems - Part I fig 3
                          fig. 3

d) Now for left side of A we use clockwise rotation. And for right side of A we use anticlockwise rotation. So we can say that B is third to the left of A. Refer fig 4.

How to Approach Circular Arrangement Problems - Part I fig 4
                                                                                     fig. 4

Now let us try to solve an example.


Circular Arrangement Example:

Eight people P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W, are seated around a circular table facing each other. R is second to the right of P and third to the left of Q. Q is second to the left of V. S and V are diagonally opposite to each other. U is a neighbor of S. T is third to the left of W.

How to Approach Circular Arrangement Problems - Part I fig 5
                           fig. 5

Step I: Read the whole information once.

Step II: Count the number of people given and draw the circle accordingly. Now in the question 8 people are mentioned. So draw a circle with 8 lines facing inside.

Step III: Indicate Left and Right sides with arrows with respect to bottom-most position.

Step IV: Try to get direct information. Imagine yourself as one of them and star plotting them with respect to you.
Now in question it is given that,

1) R is second to right of P and third to left of Q. So imagine yourself as P and place yourself in the lowermost position as shown before.

How to Approach Circular Arrangement Problems - Part I fig 6
                          fig. 6

2) R is second to the right of P. So place R, second towards your right hand side.

How to Approach Circular Arrangement Problems - Part I fig 7
                        fig. 7

3) Now it is also given that R is third to left of Q. i.e. Q is third to right of R. So place Q accordingly.

How to Approach Circular Arrangement Problems - Part I fig 8
                        fig. 8

4) Q is second to left of V. i.e. V is second to right of Q. So now place V second place from Q in anticlockwise direction.

How to Approach Circular Arrangement Problems - Part I fig 9
                          fig. 9

5) S and V are diagonally opposite to each other. So that means S and V are exactly facing each other i.e. are diametrically opposite.

How to Approach Circular Arrangement Problems - Part I fig 10
                       fig. 10

6) U is a neighbor of S. Now on one side of S, we already have R. So U must take the only available place next to S.

How to Approach Circular Arrangement Problems - Part I fig 11
                        fig. 11

7) Finally T is third to left of W. We have only two positions left. This condition is only possible when W is placed between P and R.

So the final arrangement will be as shown below.

How to Approach Circular Arrangement Problems - Part I fig 12
                         fig. 12

In this article, we will see how to solve slightly tougher Circular Arrangement Problems. Here,

  •  different people are sitting around a circular table facing the center.
  • But they all have some other peculiar characteristic which is different for everyone.
  • Our job is to map everyone according to the information given.
  • We then get a circular arrangement that is complex.

The particular characteristic that is different may be:

  1. ages
  2. native place
  3. company they work for
  4. favourite colour
  5. gender
  6. or any other trait

To approach this type of circular arrangement problem, you need to have patience and focus. You need to read clearly all the information provided with special focus on the words ‘left’ and ‘right’.

The 8 Steps to Follow for Circular Arrangement Problems

Steps must be followed as below:

1)  Read first paragraph of the problem. Note down number of persons, their gender if given & their names.

2)  Read and note down the list of particular characteristics mentioned.

3)  Check whether all are facing towards the center of table or outwards. Some may face inward while some outward.

4)  Draw a circle with lines. Each line represents one person and indicates which direction they are facing. If all face the same direction, you can do away with the arrow heads on these lines. Then, as shown in previous article, draw left and right arrows at the bottom of the circle.

5)  Now start reading the main problem. Note down all the direct information given. Start adding persons and/or their particular characteristic around circle.

6)  Then go for statements which may have more than one possibility and draw possible cases.

7)  Then go for statements which will give hint which possibility is true and eliminate other possibilities.

8)  This way, deduce one statement at a time. You will reach the final solution. Let us explore this with an example.

Circular Arrangement Problems – Example

Representatives from eight different states viz. L, N, P, R, T, V, X and Z are sitting around a circular table facing the center but not necessarily in the same order. Each of them is from a different state namely, Maharashtra, Assam, Gujarat, Kerala, Karnataka, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab.

V sits second to right of the representative from Kerala. Representative from Madhya Pradesh is to the immediate right of the representative from Kerala. N is third to right of the representative from Madhya Pradesh. T is to the immediate left of P. Neither P nor T is an immediate neighbor of either N or the representative from Gujarat who sits second to right of R. R is neither the representative of Kerala nor Madhya Pradesh. X and the representative from Maharashtra are immediate neighbours of each other. N is not the representative of Maharashtra. Only one person sits between P and representative from Assam. Z sits third to left of the representative from Punjab. Representative from Delhi sits second to left of the representative of Karnataka. L is not the representative of Assam.

Circular Arrangement Problems – Solution:

In this problem, 8 representatives from different states are given. So we will note them first.
Representatives: L, N, P, R, T, V, X and Z
States: Maharashtra, Assam, Gujarat, Kerala, Karnataka, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab.

We need to map representatives to their states respectively.
Note that all are facing towards the center – so you can take your left hand as left side and right hand as right side.

 Now first we will make a circle with 8 equidistant lines and left and right arrows as shown.

circular arrangement 1

 

Now we will read the main problems and try to get the direct information. According to the problem:

1) V sits second to the right of the representative from Kerala.
2) Representative from Madhya Pradesh is to the immediate right of the representative from Kerala.
3) N is third to right of the representative from Madhya Pradesh.

Here, we will first place V at bottom most place (as shown in previous article). We then place the representative from Kerala second to the left of V. This is because V sits second to the right of representative from Kerala. Then we place the representative from Madhya Pradesh and N as given in problem. So we get the following figure.

circular arrangement 2

Now no other direct information is given with which we can plot the diagram. So we move on to next statements.

4) T is to the immediate left of P.
5) Neither P nor T is an immediate neighbor of either N or the representative from Gujarat. So we get three possible cases. [Note that T is to the immediate left of P. That means we require 2 adjacent places.]

circular arrangement 3

6) Representative from Gujarat sits second to right of R.
7) R is neither the representative of Kerala nor Madhya Pradesh.
So the third case gets eliminated as there is no place left for Gujarat.
Thus cases 1 and 2 get amended as shown below:
circular arrangement 4

8) Only one person sits between P and the representative from Assam.
We know the possible positions of P so we can place representative from Assam accordingly.
Here for each case we get 2 cases so now we have total 4 cases.

circular arrangement 5

circular arrangement 6

9) Z sits third to left of the representative from Punjab.
10) Representative from Delhi sits second to left of the representative of Karnataka.
Plotting information given in these statements, possibilities 2.a and 2.b get eliminated. We can see this as below:
When we see in case 2.a and 2.b we have 4 places for these two representatives (Delhi & Karnataka).
Now, in case 2.

i) If we place the representative of Delhi as R there is no place for representative of Karnataka.
ii) If we place the representative of Delhi as N, it is possible.
iii) If we place the representative of Delhi to the left of T, there is no place for representative of Karnataka.
iv) If we place the representative of Delhi as T, there is no place for representative of Karnataka.
So placing representative of Delhi as N is possible as shown below.
The diagram looks like this.

circular arrangement 8

Now we take 9th statement and try to reason out 2.a again.
There are 3 possible places for Z (As representative of Madhya Pradesh, representative of Gujarat or representative of Karnataka)

i) Madhya Pradesh is not possible as there is no place for representative of Punjab.
ii) Similarly Gujarat and Karnataka are also not possible.
Thus this case 2.a is eliminated.
On similar bases, case 2.b is also getting eliminated.

Thus case 1 remains.

circular arrangement 9

11)  X and the representative from Maharashtra are immediate neighbours of each other.
12)  N is not the representative of Maharashtra.
13)  L is not the representative of Assam.
From this statement, we get that only case 1.a is valid all else gets eliminated.

Hence we get the final seating arrangement diagram of the circular arrangement as follows.

circular arrangement 11

Hopefully, you can now solve even the most complex Circular Arrangement Problems.

 

Reasoning Circular-Inward & Outward Seating Arrangement Tips and Tricks

We will be covering “How to solve Inward-Outward Circular Seating Arrangement problem” and going forward we will cover complete Syllabus of Reasoning questions asked in SBI PO  and IBPS PO . Mains.

In continuation with our article on Sitting Arrangement which we posted , here we are posting some tricks to solve more complicated questions from the topic which are becoming very common in the recent Banking Exams.

No matter what the model is, the following points are to be noted in order to solve the questions easily.

Read the entire puzzle and understand the statements correctly

  • Identify the statements that give definite information.
  • For instance let us take three statements and evaluate them

Statement 1: A is to the left of B.

The data in the statement is basic but not definite as the statement ONLY says that A is to the left of B. but, it does not specify where A is located from B.

Statement 2: A is second to the left of B. The data in the statement is definite as it clearly states that A is placed second to the left of B.

Some important points to be kept in mind before solving the sitting arrangement puzzles are:

  • If A is sitting immediate left of B, it means B is on immediate right of A.
  • To avoid confusion of left and rights in circular and other shapes’ seating arrangement problems, you should assume that all people are facing to center (unless and until they specify the direction).
  • It’s always better idea to assume you are one among them so that it will be easier for you to get an idea of the arrangement.
  • If you are unable to get the idea from a line then better skip that line and go to next line. You can revisit to the skipped line after getting another clue.

For circular sitting arrangement those objects which are facing inwards to the center are favorable to us which means LEFT-RIGHT position are same to reference object and those objects which are facing outwards are unfavorable to us which means LEFT-RIGHT position are opposite to reference object.

Persons sitting in a CIRCLE or RECTANGLE or SQUARE facing AWAY from centre:

  • Seated to the left = Take Anti-clockwise direction
  • Seated to the right = Take clockwise direction

Seating Arrangement

Such types are problems are solved in the same manner as the problems for the centre facing people are solved. The only change in this case is the direction of reference changes which confuses the candidates.

But now-a-days, questions of some different pattern are asked in Bank exams like Some people are facing inward while some of them are facing outwards.

Let us see how to solve such questions without getting panic.

Question:

P, Q, R, S, T, U and V are sitting in a circle. Five of them are facing the center while two of them are facing  opposite to the center. R sits third to the left of S and both are facing the center. T is neither an immediate member of S nor of R. The one sitting exactly between S and U is facing to the center. V sits third to the left of P and V is facing opposite to the center. One of Q’s neighbors is facing opposite to the center.

STEPS TO SOLVE THE QUESTION

Draw a circle. Mark all position of objects in the circle.

Note: Five of them are facing center means favorable to us and then left two are facing outward means unfavorable to us.

Now put S on the middle bottom position of the circle and position R on left side (Clockwise direction) to S.m

T is neither an immediate member of S nor of R. the statement leaves a single place for T to sit.n

The one sitting exactly between S and U is facing to the center.

Then put U from left of S by leaving one position blank.o

V sits third to the left of P and V is facing outside to the center.

In this case position of P and V is not discussed in reference to all other objects. So their position can be done by hit and trial method which is based on most convenient positions.v

Now the left place is the only option for Q to sit.

As per the statement, one of Q’s neighbors is facing opposite to the center. This clearly tells us that T is facing opposite to the centre. And according to the question, since five of them are facing the centre, so U and Q also face the centre. So, the final diagram we get isx

Now, since you have understood the Concepts and Shortcuts on Inward- Outward seating arrangement, you can attempt a quiz.

 

Practice Problems on Circular Seating Arrangement


 

Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions.
Eight friends P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W are sitting around a circular table facing the centre. Each one of them likes different brands of watch namely viz, Sonata, Titan, Fastrack, LAURELS, Casio, Timex, Tissot and Matrix but not necessarily in the same order.

P sits third to the right of the person who likes Matrix. P does not like Fastrack. T is not an immediate neighbour of W. R sits on the immediate right of the person who likes Fastrack. Neither P nor W likes Casio or a Titan. The person who likes Casio is not an immediate neighbour of the person who likes Matrix. The person who likes Sonata sits second to the left of T. The person who likes Sonata is an immediate neighbour of the both persons who like Timex and Tissot Mobile. Person who likes Tissot sits third to the right of Q. Q does not like Casio. U is not an immediate neighbour of P. V is not an immediate neighbour of the person who likes Sonata. Only two people sit between the person who likes Matrix and W. The persons who like Casio and the Titan are immediate neighbours of each other.

Explanation
Explanation-seat-arr-two
  1. Who amongst the following sits third to the left of T?
    A. P
    B. Q
    C. R
    D. S
    E. U

    Answer
    Answer – D. S
  2. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the given arrangement and thus form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
    A. U – Fastrack
    B. V – LAURELS
    C. S – Sonata
    D. P – Tissot
    E. Q – Matrix

    Answer
    Answer – E. Q –Matrix
  3. Who amongst the following likes LAURELS?
    A. P
    B. Q
    C. R
    D. S
    E. T

    Answer
    Answer – A. P
  4. Which of the following is true with respect to the given seating arrangement?
    A. U and S are immediate neighbours of each other
    B. V sits second to right of S
    C. The persons who like Timex and Titan are immediate neighbours of each other
    D. T sits to the immediate left of the person who likes Matrix
    E. None of the given statements is true

    Answer
    Answer – D. T sits to the immediate left of the person who likes Matrix.
  5. Which of the following brands is liked by Q?
    A. Matrix
    B. Timex
    C. Titan
    D. Tissot
    E. Sonata

    Answer
    Answer –C. Titan

Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions.

Eight persons – J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q are sitting around a circular table facing the centre with equal distances between each other(but not necessarily in the same order). Each of them is also related to N in some way or the other. Each of them also likes eight different colours namely viz – White, Black, Blue, Brown, Pink, Violite, Purple and Green.
K sits third to the left of N. Only one person sits between N and Q. N’s sister sits to the immediate right of Q. Only two people sit between N’s sister and N’s mother. J sits to the immediate right of N’s mother. P sits to the immediate right of M. N’s brother sits third to the right of P. N’s wife sits second to the left of N’s brother. Only three people sit between N’s wife and L. N’s son sits second to the right of N’s father. Only two people sit between N’s father and N’s daughter. Four people sit between the one who likes Violite and the one who likes Brown. The person who likes Violite sits immediate right/left of the N’s Sister. The person who likes Brown sits exactly between the one who likes Green and the one who likes Black. Three persons are there between the one who likes Green and the one who likes Blue. The person who likes Violite sits exactly between the one who likes White and the one who likes Purple. Only one person sits between the one who likes Purple and Pink. N does not like Violite and K does not like Purple.

Explanation
Explanation
Circ-seat
  1. Who amongst the following is the son of N?
    A. Q
    B. P
    C. K
    D. J
    E. M

    Answer
    Answer – A. Q
  2. How many people sit between N and K, when counted from the right of K?
    A. Five
    B. Two
    C. Four
    D. Three
    E. None

    Answer
    Answer – B. Two
  3. Who among the following likes Purple?
    A. J
    B. N’s sister
    C. N
    D. N’s Wife
    E. K

    Answer
    Answer – B. N’s sister
  4. Which of the following statements is true with respect to the given information?
    A. All the given options are true
    B. P sits to the immediate left of J
    C. N’s mother sits to the immediate left of N
    D. M is the mother-in-law of Q
    E. N is an immediate neighbour of his father.

    Answer
    Answer – B. P sits to the immediate left of J
  5. How is J related to L?
    A. Sister
    B. Uncle
    C. Sister-in-law
    D. Father
    E. Daughter

    Answer
    Answer – C. Sister-in-law

Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions.

There are 16 persons – B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,P,Q,R,S,T,U,V and W standing in a Circular plot. Inside a circular plot, a circularly shaped garden is developed. The persons who are standing inside the garden facing outside. The persons who are standing outside the garden facing inside the centre and lives in a different number of floors. So all the persons standing in the inner circle faces the persons standing in the outer circle and hold a different number of chocolates.

G faces outside and S faces G. D sits immediate right of G. There are four persons sits between G and E. H is not an immediate neighbour of E. There are two persons standing between D and H. H faces R. There are three persons standing between R and U. U stands exactly between the B and F. B faces D. There are two persons standing between P and C. Neither S nor R is an immediate neighbour of P. I stands to the immediate left of H. I faces T. The one who faces F stands exactly between the persons Q and W. W faces P. H stands second to the left of G. B lives on the second floor and sits exactly opposite to the person who lives on the floor which is the square number of the floor of B. F lives on the third floor and stands exactly opposite to the person who lives on the floor which is the square number of the floor of F. P lives on 6th floor and S lives immediately above P. U lives immediately below B. R lives immediately above T. The one who faces P holds chocolates two less than the number of the floor occupied by P. The one who faces U holds chocolates six more than the number of the floor occupied by U. Number of chocolates hold by E is the difference between the number of chocolates hold by D and W. Number of chocolates hold by G is the sum of the number of chocolates hold by D and E also equals to number of chocolates hold by V and H. Number of chocolates hold by I is the square of the number of chocolates hold by H.

Explanation
Explanation-circle-arrangement
  1. In the given arrangement, how many people will sit between B and T?
    A. Two
    B. Three
    C. Four
    D. More than four
    E. One

    Answer
    Answer – B. Three
  2. Who amongst the following lives on the seventh floor?
    A. S
    B. Q
    C. Other than those given as options
    D. U
    E. C

    Answer
    Answer – A. S
  3. If persons counted from the right of G, then how many people stand between G and E as per the given arrangement?
    A. Five
    B. Three
    C. Four
    D. More than four
    E. Two

    Answer
    Answer – E. Two
  4. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based upon their seating arrangement and so form a group. Which of the following does not belong to the group?
    A. F
    B. E
    C. C
    D. G
    E. V

    Answer
    Answer – D. G
  5. Who amongst the following have seven chocolates?
    A. T
    B. F
    C. Q
    D. P
    E. S

    Answer
    Answer – C. Q

Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions.

Eight colleagues A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a circular table facing the centre. Each one of them holds a different post viz. Manager, Company Secretary, Chairman, President, Vice – President, Group Leader, Financial Advisor and Managing Director but not necessarily in the same order. Each person likes different movies namely viz – Spider Man, Titanic, Batman, Super Man, Finding Nemo, Jurrasic Park, Avengers and Avatar.

President faces the person who likes Spider-Man. B does not like Titanic. A sits third to the right of the Managing Director. A is not the Chairman. The person who likes Avengers sits immediately right to the person who likes Avatar. E is not an immediate neighbor of H. C sits on the immediate right of the Chairman. Neither A nor H is a Vice – President or a Company Secretary. Vice –President is not an immediate neighbor of the Managing Director. The person who likes Superman sits exactly in the middle between the persons who like Batman and Avatar. The Manager sits second to the left of E. The Manager is an immediate neighbor of the both Group Leader and the Financial Advisor. The Financial Advisor sits third to the right of B. B is not the Vice – President. F is not an immediate neighbor of A. G is not an immediate neighbor of the Manager. Only two people sit between the Managing Director and H. The Vice – President and the Company Secretary are immediate neighbors of each other. Financial Advisor faces the person who likes Finding Nemo.

Explanation
Explanation-
Seating-arrangement-circle
  1. Who amongst the following sits Second to the left of E?
    A. The Manager
    B. G
    C. A
    D. The Financial Advisor
    E. B

    Answer
    Answer – A. The Manager
  2. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the given arrangement and thus form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
    A. F – Chairman
    B. G – President
    C. D – Manager
    D. A – Financial Advisor
    E. B – Managing Director

    Answer
    Answer – E. B – Managing Director
  3. Who amongst the following is the Vice – President of the company?
    A. A
    B. C
    C. H
    D. G
    E. D

    Answer
    Answer – D. G
  4. Which of the following is true with respect to the given seating arrangement?
    A. The Group Leader of the company is an immediate neighbour of the Vice – President
    B. G sits second to right of D
    C. The Group Leader and the Company Secretary are immediate neighbours of each other
    D. E sits to the immediate left of the Managing Director
    E. The Group Leader sits second to the left of the person who likes Super Man

    Answer
    Answer – D. E sits to the immediate left of the Managing Director
  5. Who among the following likes Titanic?
    A. Chairman
    B. Manager
    C. Company Secretary
    D. Vice – President
    E. Financial Advisor

    Answer
    Answer – D. Vice – President

Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions.

There are 16 persons – B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,P,Q,R,S,T,U,V and W standing in a Circular plot. Inside a circular plot, a circularly shaped garden is developed. The persons who are standing inside the garden facing outside. The persons who are standing outside the garden facing inside the centre. So all the persons standing in the inner circle faces the persons standing in the outer circle.

G faces outside and S faces G. D sits immediate right of G. There are four persons sits between G and E. H is not an immediate neighbour of E. There are two persons standing between D and H. H faces R. There are three persons standing between R and U. U stands exactly between the B and F. B faces D. There are two persons standing between P and C. Neither S nor R is an immediate neighbour of P. I stands to the immediate left of H. I faces T. The one who faces F stands exactly between the persons Q and W. W faces P. H stands second to the left of G.

Explanation
Explanation-circle-arrangement
  1. In the given arrangement, how many people will sit between B and T?
    A. Two
    B. Three
    C. Four
    D. More than four
    E. One

    Answer
    Answer – B. Three
  2. Who amongst the following sits second to the right of T?
    A. F
    B. Q
    C. Other than those given as options
    D. U
    E. C

    Answer
    Answer – A. F
  3. If persons counted from the right of G, then how many people stand between G and E as per the given arrangement?
    A. Five
    B. Three
    C. Four
    D. More than four
    E. Two

    Answer
    Answer – E. Two
  4. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based upon their seating arrangement and so form a group. Which of the following does not belong to the group?
    A. F
    B. E
    C. C
    D. G
    E. V

    Answer
    Answer – D. G
  5. Who amongst the following stands in the Inner Circle?
    A. T
    B. F
    C. Q
    D. P
    E. S

    Answer
    Answer – C. Q

 

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