Reasoning Puzzles Set 24 (Seating Arrangements)

Seating Arrangement Questions for SBI PO, NIACL Assistant, NICL AO, IBPS, and other banking and insurance exams.

Directions (1 – 5): Study the following information to answer the given questions:

Eight friends – A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a circular table but not necessarily in the same order. Some of them are facing outward. They like different colors, viz Red, Yellow, Green and Blue. Two friends like same color.
Further:
• C sits third to the left of H, who likes Green, and both are facing the same direction.
• G sits on the immediate right of B, who likes Red.
• C and B are not facing the same direction but C is an immediate neighbor of E, who is fourth to the left of G
• E and G both are facing opposite directions and like same colors.
• Those who like Red color sit adjacent to each other but face opposite directions.
• The person, who like Yellow color sit opposite each other.
• The immediate neighbor of E are not facing outward.
• A person who like Green color is an immediate neighbor of the both persons who like Blue color.
• D and F are immediate neighbors of H.
• D is not facing the center and likes Blue color.
• The one who is on the immediate left of F is not facing the centre. F sits second to the right of C.

  1. Who among the following likes Green color?
    A) D and F
    B) H and F
    C) G and C
    D) C and H
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
  2. Who among the following sits on the immediate right of the person who likes Yellow color?
    A) B
    B) D
    C) A
    D) F
    E) H
    View Answer
    Option A
  3. How many persons are facing outward?
    A) Two
    B) Three
    C) Four
    D) Can’t be determined
    E) None of the above
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    Option B 
  4. A likes which of the following color?
    A) Either Red or Green
    B) Either Blue or Yellow
    C) Red
    D) Blue
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
  5. If D and F interchange their places then who among the following is on the immediate left of G?
    A) B
    B) D
    C) H
    D) F
    E) None of the above
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    Option D

Directions (6 – 10): Study the following information to answer the given questions:

Twelve friends are sitting in two parallel lines. There are 6 people in each row and sitting facing a person of other row. In row 1, A, B, C, D, E and F are seated and all of them are facing south. In row 2, P, Q, R, S, T and O are seated and all of them are facing north, but not necessarily in the same order. Each of them knows different Indian languages , viz Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam, Odia, Assamese, Bhojpuri, Marathi, Telugu, Haryanvi, Gujarati, Punjabi and Tamil, but not necessarily in the same order.
C, who knows Assamese, sits third to the left of B. C is not an immediate neighbour of either E or A. P, who knows Punjabi, sits third to the right of S. Neither P nor S sits at the extreme ends of any row. E, who knows Hindi, faces the one who knows Telugu. F, who knows Malayalam, faces O, who sits second to the left of T and does not know Odia . T is not an immediate neighbour of S. Only two people sit between Q and T, who know Tamil and Haryanvi respectively. D, knows neither Bengali nor Odia who sits on the immediate right of the person who knows Assamese. A, who knows Bhojpuri, does not face R. The one who knows Gujarati sits second to the left of the person who faces the one who knows Malayalam.

  1. Who knows Telugu language?
    A) S
    B) R
    C) P
    D) Q
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
  2. A is related to Q and Malayalam is related to Punjabi in a certain way. In the same way Hindi is related to
    A) Bengali
    B) Telugu
    C) Tamil
    D) Odia
    E) Gujarati
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    Option E
  3. Who is facing the one who is sitting second to the left of the one who likes Bengali?
    A) The one who knows Assamese
    B) B
    C) D
    D) The one who likes Bhojpuri
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
  4. B likes which language?
    A) Malayalam
    B) Odia
    C) Tamil
    D) Haryanvi
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
  5. Which of the following pairs is sitting at the extreme ends?
    A) E, A
    B) C, S
    C) P, E
    D) R, C
    E) None of the above
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    Option D

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