Seating Arrangement – Solved Verbal Reasoning Questions and Answers

Seating Arrangement

Definition: The process of making a group of people to sit as per a prefixed manner is called Seating Arrangement.

General Guide Lines to Solve ‘Seating Arrangement’ Questions

Guide Line 1: First of all take a quick glance on the given information. After performing this step, you would get an idea of the situation of people or objects.

Guide Line 2: Next, determine the usefulness of each informations and classify them accordingly into ‘definite information’, ‘comparative information’ and ‘negative information’.

Guide Line 3: When the place of any person or object is definitely mentioned then we say that it is a definite information. e.g., A is sitting on the right end of the bench.

Guide Line 4: When the place of any person or object is not mentioned definitely but mentioned only in the comparison of another person or object, then we say that it is a comparative information.
e.g., A is sitting second to the right of E. This type of information can be helpful when we can get the definite information about E.

Guide Line 5: A part of definite information may consist of negative information. A negative information does not tell us anything definitely but it gives an idea to eliminate a possibility.
e.g., C is not sitting on the immediate left of A.

Practice Question on Seating Arrangement

Q1. There are five different houses A to E, in a row. A is to the right of B and E is to the left of C and right of A, B is to the right of D. Which of the houses is in the middle?
A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D

Data is arranged as
D B A E C
So, the house in the middle is A.

Q2. A, B, C, D, E, and F are sitting in a row. E and F are in the centre and A and B are at the ends. C is sitting on the left of A. Then who is sitting on the right of B?
A. A
B. D
C. E
D. F

According to the question, Seating Arrangement is at follow.
B D E/F F/E C A
Clearly, D it sitting on the right of B.

Q3. At a Birthday Party, 5 friends are sitting in a row. M is to the left of O and the right of P. S is sitting to the right of T but to the left of P. Who is sitting in the middle?
A. M
B. O
C. P
D. S

So, P is sitting in the middle.

Q4. In a gathering seven members are sitting in a row. C is sitting left to B but on the right to D. A is sitting right to B. F is sitting right to E but left to D. H is sitting left to E. Find the person sitting in the middle?
A. C
B. D
C. E
D. F

According to the question,
arranging the seven members in a row.
H E F D C B A
Hence, D is sitting in the middle.

Q5. Five friends P, Q, R, S and T are sitting in a row facing north. Here S is between T and Q and Q is to the immediate left of R. P is to the immediate left of T. Who is in the middle?
A. S
B. T
C. Q
D. R

According to the questions, Seating Arrangement of all the five friends is as follow, P T S Q R Hence, S is sitting in the middle.

Q6. Five boys A, B, C, D and E are standing in a row. D is on the right of E. B is on the left of E but on the right of A, B is on the left of C, who is standing on the extreme right. Who is standing in the middle?
A. B
B. C
C. D
D. E

The sequence of boys in a queue is

So, E is sitting in the middle.

Q7. Six friends A, B, C, D, E and F are sitting in a row facing towards North. C is sitting between A and E, D is not at the end, B is sitting at immediate right of E, F is not at the right end, but D is sitting at 3rd left of E. Which of the following is sitting to the left of D?
A. A
B. F
C. E
D. C

According to the question, arrangement of A, B, C, D, E and F is as follows
F D A C E B
Thus, F is sitting to the left of D.

Q8. A, P, R, X, S and Z six persons sitting in a row. S and Z are at the centre. A and P are at the ends. R is sitting on the left of A. Then, who is sitting on the right of P?
A. A
B. S
C. X
D. Z

Given figure shows the correct positions of six persons.

Hence, it is clear that X is on the right of P.

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