Reasoning Puzzles Set 19

Seating Arrangement Puzzles for SBI, IBPS, RBI, IPPB, LIC, RRB and other banking and insurance exams.

Directions (1–5): Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.

8 people P, Q, R, S, M, N, O and L are sitting around a rectangular table where 3 are sitting on each width side and 1 each on the length side of the table. All of them are facing the centre. They are from different states: Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Punjab, Jharkhand, Manipur, Tripura and Goa but not necessarily in same order.
The person from Goa is sitting second to left of S. The person from Manipur is sitting third to right of M. O and N are sitting opposite to each other. The person from Tripura is sitting diagonally opposite to R
Q is sitting opposite to the person who is from Haryana. The person from Punjab is sitting second to the right of the person from Jharkhand and second to the left of P, who is not sitting near to the person who is from Tripura.
O is sitting on the length side and to the right of the person who is from Tripura. Persons from Jharkhand and Punjab are not on the same side of the table. Person from Punjab is sitting third to the right of the person from Goa, who is not sitting diagonally opposite to the person from Himachal Pradesh.

  1. R is from which of the following state?
    A) Haryana
    B) Himachal Pradesh
    C) Jharkhand
    D) Either 1 or 2
    E) Either 1 or 3
    View Answer
    Option D
  2. Who is sitting diagonally opposite to the one from Tripura?
    A) L
    B) P
    C) R
    D) M
    E) None of these
    View Answer
    Option C
  3. Which of the following persons are sitting on the same side of the table?
    A) SLQ
    B) SOP
    C) PRS
    D) RNM
    E) None of these
    View Answer
    Option A
  4. Who among the following is sitting along the length side of the table?
    A) The one who from Jharkhand
    B) The one who from Kerala
    C) The one who from Haryana
    D) the one who from Punjab
    E) None of these
    View Answer
    Option D
  5. Which of the following combination is correct?
    A) M – Jharkhand
    B) S – Tripura
    C) N – Goa
    D) L – Himachal Pradesh
    E) None of these
    View Answer
    Option B

Directions (6–10): Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.

Ten friends are sitting in two parallel rows having six seats each. One seat is vacant in each row and vacant seats are not opposite to each other. In row-1, M, N, O, P and Q are sitting facing South. In row-2 D, E, F, G and H are sitting facing North. Each is from a different state – Assam, J&K, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, West Bengal, Mizoram, Maharashtra, Telangana, Karnataka and Uttarakhand, but not necessarily in the same order.

G sits third to the right of F and is from Odisha. Only two people sit between E and the vacant seat. E is neither from West Bengal nor Tamil Nadu. Q is not an immediate neighbor of O. N is from Uttarakhand. The one from Tamil Nadu faces the one who is from Telangana. The one who is from Tamil Nadu sits opposite to the one who sits third right of the person who sits opposite to G. O is not an immediate neighbor of P. H, who is from neither West Bengal nor Mizoram, does not face the vacant seat. G and F do not sit at any of the extreme ends of the row. F is facing P. Two seats are there between O and N, who sits third right of the one who is from Maharashtra. The one from Karnataka faces the one who is from Odisha. The persons who are from Assam and Telangana are adjacent to each other. P is not sitting adjacent to the vacant seat. E sits at one of the extreme ends of the row. F is not from Assam and Telangana. G who is not sitting at any of the extreme ends of the row is not facing vacant seat.

  1. Who amongst the following sits third to the right of F?
    A) The one who is from Odisha
    B) E
    C) The one who is from West Bengal
    D) D
    E) None of these
    View Answer
    Option A
  2. Which of the following faces the vacant seat of Row – 1?
    A) The one who is from Odisha
    B) E
    C) The one who is from West Bengal
    D) F
    E) None of these
    View Answer
    Option C
  3. 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) QE
    B) ND
    C) HO
    D) PG
    E) FP
    View Answer
    Option E
  4. Who amongst the following sits at the extreme end of the row?
    A) Q, E
    B) N, D
    C) P, G
    D) F, P
    E) Other than those given as options
    View Answer
    Option A
  5. In the given arrangement, if two people come and sit to the immediate left of E, how many people will sit between D and E?
    A) Two
    B) Three
    C) Four
    D) None
    E) One
    View Answer
    Option B

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