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# Easy Tricks to Solve Seating/Placing Arrangements Questions

Arrangement questions and verbal reasoning is the only topic under the umbrella of logical reasoning that can be the ice-breaker for your qualification in any bank or MBA exam. The seating arrangement is one of the concepts that students have been fearful of in all age groups. In seating arrangement questions the examiner will go beyond the difficulty to puzzle students with intense complex statements carrying down unique conditions, and this is exactly the case with puzzle problems. Don’t panic because in this article we’ve included arrangement tricks, along with some examples of arrangement questions at the bottom of this article.

## What Is Seating Arrangement?

A seating arrangement is defined as the arrangement that we make along with four, five, or more people to sit together. This is the simplest definition, to begin with. But, there is more to the discussion because there are some rules that have to be kept and obeyed, to solve any seating arrangement problem.

There is a dilemma of what will be the order in which the people will be seated because there are several options available at any position. The analysis of this arrangement where more than one or two people can be seated in five positions in any suitable order is called seating arrangement.

Seating arrangements questions can help an individual to improve their mental skill to think of numerous ways to arrange objects such as boxes, persons, balls, etc in different manners and order such that some provided conditions from the problems can be plotted in the most efficient way.

Some general trends in arrangement questions verbal reasoning, there are a few people and you have arranged the people and made them sit in a linear way or around a circular table.

We will look at placing arrangement tricks by getting our hands on some examples of arrangement questions

## Examples Of Arrangement Questions

As mentioned above, some general trends in arrangement questions verbal reasoning. There are a few people and you have arranged the people and made them sit in a linear way or around a circular table.

But, we have already learnt the tricks for the linear or circular way of the arrangement in some previous articles. So, we will choose the toughest and the most challenging arrangement patterns that are in the shapes of different geometrical shapes such as square, rectangle, pentagon, and hexagon, etc.

Category 1. Circular Way Of Placing Arrangements

Example 1. There are five friends standing in a circle together. Armaan is standing between Akash and Danish. Manish is standing on the left of Harsh. Akash is standing on the left of Manish. Who is standing next to Armaan on his right?

Option1. Manish

Option2. Danish

Option3. Harsh

Option4. Akash

Answer: The answer to this seating arrangement circular problem can be solved by plotting all five friends on a circular table facing each other and then placing each person on the basis of conditions given in the question.

If we make all these friends stand around the table in the exact way as guided by the problem. Then we will get this orientation.

Hence, Akash is standing next to Armaan.

Example 2.

There are six girls who joined together to have a get-together at Rekha’s birthday celebration. They want to play deck cards, that’s why they are sitting in a circular form. All the girls made a circle but they were confused about the order they should sit and play the game. The complete situation has been written in the form of a paragraph puzzle.

Rakhi is sitting in the opposite direction to Rekha. Radhika is sitting at the right of Rekha but on the left of Rani. Roshni is sitting at the left of Rekha. Rupa is sitting at the right of Rakhi and the left of Roshni. Now, Rani and Rupa, Roshni, and Rekha mutually exchange their positions.

Illustration1. Who will be sitting opposite Rakhi?

Option1. Rekha

Option2. Rupa

Option3. Roshni

Option4. Rani

Option5. None of these girls

Illustration2. Who will be sitting at the left of Rupa?

Option2. Rani

Option3. Rekha

Option4. Rakhi

Option5. None of these girls

Illustration3. Who will be sitting at the left of Rani?

Option1. Rakhi

Option2. Roshni

Option3. Rekha

Option5. Cannot be determined

Category 2. Linear Way Of Placing Arrangements

Example 1. Shikhar and Virat are good in Soccer and Rugby, Ajinkya and Shikhar are good in Soccer and Carrom board. Rohit and Virat are good at Chess. Ajinkya, Rohit, and Dinesh are good at playing Skate boarding.

Illustration 1. Who is good at Soccer, Chess, and Rugby?

Option1. Ajinkya

Option2. Virat

Option3. Shikhar

Option4. Rohit

Illustration 2. Who is good at Carrom board, Chess, Rugby, and skateboarding?

Option1. Ajinkya

Option2. Virat

Option3. Rohit

Option4. Shikhar

Illustration 3. Who is good on Carrom board, Rugby, and Soccer?

Option1. Ajinkya

Option2. Virat

Option3. Shikhar

Option4. Rohit

Solution: – The best way to solve this problem as told above is by applying tables.

 Soccer Rugby Carrom board Chess Skate Board Shikhar YES YES YES NO NO Virat YES YES NO YES NO Ajinkya YES NO YES NO YES Rohit NO YES YES YES YES Dinesh NO NO YES NO YES

Hence,

1. (b) Virat is good at Soccer, Chess, and Rugby.
2. (c) Rohit is good at Carrom Board, Chess, and Skateboarding.
3. (c) Shikhar is good in Carrom Board, Rugby, and Soccer.

## Conclusion

We hope that the seating arrangement tricks, and some examples of arrangement questions mentioned above helped you to solve the problems. If you read the question carefully and consider all the things given in the question then you can easily solve seating arrangement questions. Drawing diagrams can be helpful in such questions. In arrangement questions verbal reasoning the key thing is directions. If you can nail the directions part then seating arrangement questions will be a piece of cake for you.