# Seating Arrangement: Aptitude Questions and Answers

Seating arrangement is the arrangement of people/objects logically. This concept involves the arrangement of people in many possible ways. Seating Arrangement is a common category of Logical Reasoning that is asked in competitive exams.

In these type of questions, you will have to arrange a group of persons satisfying certain conditions. The questions on this topic can be asked in any sequence (linear arrangement, circular arrangement). By applying the logical analysis, we can perform the logical arrangement to answer the questions or decode.

**Rules for Seating Arrangement Questions :**

Seating Arrangement Questions can be a linear arrangement or circular arrangement. In circular seating arrangement, we arrange people around a circle while in linear seating arrangement, we arrange people in a line. Some detail regarding the objects/person and how they are seated is given, one should arrange either in a Linear or circular as mentioned. Here, we will discuss the rules:

- Identifying the right and left in a given seating arrangement
- If it is not mentioned in the question we cannot assume left an immediate left.
- Always start the arrangement with complete fixed details.
- In the case of a circular arrangement, if nothing is mention regarding the direction they are facing then by default take it as facing Centre.

**Types of Seating Arrangement Questions :**

The questions on Seating arrangement are the most common types of questions asked in reasoning in all entrance exams. There are different types of problems with the concept of seating arrangement as follows.

- Linear Arrangement
- Square/Rectangular Arrangement
- Circular Arrangement
- Triangular arrangement
- Hexagonal arrangement
- Pentagon arrangement.
- Combination of the above.

**Examples :**

Following are some questions on seating arrangement as follows.

**Example1 :**

B, L, M, N, P, and Q are in a row. P and Q are in the center, B and L are at the ends. M is sitting to the left of B. Who is to the right of L?

Solution–

The seating arrangement is as follows.L–N–P–Q–M–B

Therefore, the right of L is N.

**Example2 :**

Five boys are sitting to be photographed. S is to the left of R and to the right of B. M is to the right of R. E is between R and M.

- Who is sitting immediate right to E?

Answer- M- Who is second from the right?

Answer- E

Solution –

The seating arrangement is as follows.B–S–R–E–M

**Example3 : **

Five girls are standing in a line. One of the two girls at extreme end is P and the other is B. A is to the right of S. C is to the left of the B. What is the position of A from the left?

Solution –

The seating arrangement is as follows.

P–S–A–C–B

## Seating Arrangement Reasoning Questions and Answers

### Q1. In a row of 20 students facing North, R is 9th from the left end. How many students are there between R and S?

a) 7

b) 8

c) 9

d) 10

Answer: b) 8

### Q2. There are six persons sitting in a row facing North. A is sitting left to B but right to C. D is sitting left to F but right to E. Who is sitting in the middle?

a) A

b) B

c) C

d) D

Answer: c) C

### Q3. In a circular arrangement of 7 persons, A is sitting between B and C, D is sitting immediate right of C and E is sitting immediate left of A. Who is sitting between D and F?

a) A

b) B

c) C

d) E

Answer: b) B

### Q4. In a rectangular table, A, B, C, and D are sitting on one side facing E, F, G, and H on the other side. A is opposite to E and B is opposite to F. Who is opposite to D? a) G

b) H

c) E

d) F

Answer: d) F

### Q5. There are 8 people sitting around a circular table. A is sitting second to the left of B who is third to the left of C. D is sitting between C and E, and F is sitting to the immediate right of E. Who is sitting to the immediate left of D?

a) B

b) C

c) E

d) F

Answer: a) B

### Q6. Six friends – A, B, C, D, E, and F – are sitting in a straight line facing North. A is sitting fourth to the left of B and second to the right of F. D is sitting to the immediate left of C, who is not sitting at either of the ends. Who is sitting at the extreme right end of the line?

a) A

b) B

c) E

d) F

Answer: d) F

### Q7. There are nine people – P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, and X – sitting in a circular table facing the center. P is sitting second to the left of S who is third to the left of W. X is sitting to the immediate left of P and to the immediate right of U. Who is sitting exactly between Q and V?

a) P

b) R

c) S

d) T

Answer: b) R

### Q8. Seven people – A, B, C, D, E, F, and G – are sitting in a row facing North. A is sitting at one of the ends and D is sitting fifth to the right of A. E is sitting to the immediate right of B who is sitting second to the left of F. Who is sitting second to the left of G?

a) A

b) B

c) C

d) D

Answer: c) C

### Q9. In a rectangular table, eight friends – A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H – are sitting around facing the center. A is sitting opposite to D who is sitting third to the right of B. F is sitting to the immediate right of A and to the immediate left of G. Who is sitting opposite to G?

a) B

b) C

c) D

d) E

Answer: b) C

### Q10. Six people – P, Q, R, S, T, and U – are sitting in a circular table facing the center. P is sitting third to the left of Q and to the immediate right of T. R is sitting to the immediate left of S who is not sitting next to P. Who is sitting to the immediate right of Q?

a) R

b) S

c) T

d) U

Answer: c) T

**Conclusion :**

Seating arrangements can be asked as mixed with puzzles or any topic of logical reasoning. In any seating arrangement problem, the easiest way is from the possible cases, eliminate one by one using the statements. While solving questions, first start with the clues with more connectors. It is important that students practice all types of questions on this topic to ace it in any competitive exam. If you can solve seating arrangement questions with ease, then you can ace any competitive exam easily.

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