Seating Arrangment Reasoning Material for All Competitive Exams | PDF Download
In these kinds of problems, some people are sitting in a row or around a table in a desired formation. The conditions provide clues towards the actual arrangement and you have to make use of these clues to reach to the final arrangement.
Questions like seating arrangements are so easy to solve, we only needs to concentration and shortcut tricks to crack it. lets see the types of seating arrangement questions. there are main two types of seating arrangement which is generally asked in bank and competitive exams. Row seating arrangements and Circular seating arrangement.
Row seating arrangements
Shortcut and Tricks of row seating / sitting arrangements
Now here is the points to be remember in row seating / sitting arrangements.
STEP 1 – Find and Draw a line of direction. (North, South, East, West)
STEP 2 – Note down right side and left side in the top of the line which you drawn
STEP 3 – Arrange the seats.
Example – A, B, C, D and E are sitting on a bench. A is sitting next to B, C is sitting next to D, D is not sitting with E who is on the left end of the bench. C is on the second position from the right. A is to the right of B and E. A and C are sitting together. In which position A is sitting ?
Now we have platform to put seating arrangements of any questions to be answered. lets solve this question within a 10 seconds. draw a line and find out who is on the last, in this question “E” is the left end of the bench. another placement would of “A” which is right of “B” and “E”.
Circular Seating Arrangment
Step 1 -Shortcut and tricks of Circle seating / sitting arrangements – STEP 1- Draw a circle, that’s it.Circular Seating Arrangements
Step 2- Find out who is on right side and who is on left side of.
Step 3- Put them all together and you will find your answer.
Example – Six persons A, B, C, D, E and F are sitting around a circular table facing the centre. C is sitting exactly between A and F. B is sitting two places to the left of E. D is sitting two places to the right of F. Between which two persons is D sitting?
Start with any fixed position. Statement i does not give any fixed position since the order could be A-C-F or F-C-A. Starting with ii, we will have the positions of B and E. Now, C has to be in between A and F in such an order that D is two places to the right of F. The order in the clockwise direction has to be F-C-A, else A will fall 2 places to the right of F.
Thus we will have the arrangement as shown below.