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CONTENTS

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1. Circular Seating Arrangement

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2. Linear Seating Arrangement

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3. Rectangular/Square Seating Arrangement

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4. Day/Month/Year Based Puzzle

## 10 Practice Sets Based on Puzzle and Seating Arrangement

Practice Set – 01
Practice Set – 02
Practice Set – 03
Practice Set – 04
Practice Set – 05
Practice Set – 06
Practice Set – 07
Practice Set – 08
Practice Set – 09
Practice Set – 10

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Figure Based Puzzle

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Seven persons are standing in two concentric circular arrangements. There are four persons standing equidistant from each

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other in the inner circle. Similarly, other three persons are standing in the outer circle equidistant from each other. The persons

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standing in the inner circle are facing away from the center while those standing in the outer circle are facing towards the center.

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E and C are facing each other.

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They all decided to play a game in which they have to change their positions based on the number of runs scored in a particular
ball of a cricket match as per following rules.
(i) If a person is standing in the inner circle, he must always be facing opposite to the center.
(ii) If a person is standing in the outer circle, he must always be facing towards the center.
(iii) If one run is scored in a particular ball, each person in the inner circle shifts 30° clockwise(with respect to center) towards
his right.
(iv) If two runs are scored in a particular ball, each person in the inner circle shifts 120° anti-clockwise(with respect to center)
towards his left.
(v) If three runs are scored in a particular ball, each person in the inner circle shifts 60° anti-clockwise(with respect to center)
towards his right.
(vi) If four runs are scored in a particular ball, each person in the inner circle shifts 30° anti-clockwise(with respect to center)
towards his left.
(vii) If no runs are scored in a particular ball, the persons who are facing each other switch their positions.
(viii) If six runs are scored in a particular ball, each person in the inner circle shifts 60° clockwise(with respect to center) towards
his right.
Following results were obtained in the same sequence.
Ball 1.- 2 runs scored
Ball 2. - 0 runs scored
Ball 3. - 6 runs scored
Ball 4. - 0 runs scored
Ball 5. - 4 runs scored
Ball 6. - N runs scored (N=0/1/2/3/4/6)
At the end of Ball 6, D and A are facing each other.
[BASED ON PUZZLE ASKED IN IBPS PO MAINS 2017]
1. At the end of Ball 6, who is sitting third to the right of F?
(a) A (b) B (c) D
(d) C (e) E
2. Who among the following never changed his position till the end of ball 6?
(a) F (b) E (c) G
(d) D (e) There is no such person
3. Who is facing G at the end of Ball 2.?
(a) B (b) A (c) E
(d) D (e) No one
4. Who is sitting to the immediate right of G at the end of Ball 4.?
(a) A (b) D (c) B
(d) E (e) None of these
5. How many runs were scored in Ball 6.?
(a) One (b) Two (c) Six
(d) Three (e) None of these

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Direction (1-5): In the following questions, the symbols #, &, @ and \$ are used with the following meanings as illustrated below.

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Study the following information and answer the given questions:

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Note: The directions which are given indicates exact directions.

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P@Q - Q is in the south direction of P at distance of 2m.

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P#Q - Q is in the north direction of P at distance of 1m

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P\$Q - Q is in the east direction of P at distance of 3m

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P&Q - Q is in the west direction of P at distance of 4m.

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P@\$Q- Q is in the southeast direction of P.
P@&Q- Q is in the southwest direction of P.
P#&Q- Q is in the northwest direction of P.
P#\$Q- Q is in the northeast direction of P.
1. If J@K\$L@&M@\$N#O are related to each other such that K and M are inline vertically and O and L are inline vertically then
what is the probable shortest distance between M and L when O is the midpoint of LN and P is to the east of O at a distance
of 4m?
(a) √10 (b) 2√3 (c) 3√2
(d) 4√2 (e) None of these
2. If J@K\$L@&M@\$N#O are related to each other such that K and M are inline vertically and O and L are inline vertically then
what is the probable shortest distance between N and P when P is to the east of O at a distance of 4m?
(a) √19 (b) √13 (c) √17
(d) √21 (e) None of these
3. If J@K\$L@&M@\$N#O are related to each other such that K and M are inline vertically and O and L are inline vertically then
J is in which direction with respect to O when P is to the east of O at a distance of 4m?
(a) South-west (b) South-east (c) North-west
(d) North -east (e) None of these
4. If J@K\$L@&M@\$N#O are related to each other such that K and M are inline vertically and O and L are inline vertically then
what is the probable shortest distance between J and L when P is to the east of O at a distance of 4m?
(a) √19 (b) √13 (c) √17
(d) √21 (e) None of these
5. If J@K\$L@&M@\$N#O are related to each other such that K and M are inline vertically and O and L are inline vertically then
what is the probable shortest distance between J and M when P is to the east of O at a distance of 4m?
(a) 5m (b) 6m (c) 4m
(d) 7m (e) Can’t be determined

## Box Based Puzzle

Directions (1-5): Study the information carefully and answer the questions given below.
There are 4 boxes No.1, No.2, No.3 and No.4 with different capacity viz. 75kg, 100kg, 120kg and 88kg. But not necessary in the
same order. Boxes have 16 different type of elements namely A, B, C, D, J, K, L, M, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W with different weight of
each element viz 10kg, 25kg, 9kg, 30kg, 34kg, 23kg, 21kg, 22kg, 50kg, 15kg, 24kg, 17kg, 28kg, 18kg, 20kg, and 37kg respectively.
4 elements are at corner of each box.
A belongs to box no.1. Neither J nor M belongs to box no.3 and 4 but both the elements belong to same box and they are facing
each other. D is immediate left of A. U belongs to box no. 4 which has total 88kg capacity. L belongs to box no.2 which is immediate
right of J. Total capacity of box no.2 is 100kg. Neither S nor P belongs to box no.4 not an immediate neighbor of A and D but sits
opposite to each other. Total capacity of Box no.1 is 75kg while box no.3 capacity is 120kg. W is immediate left of U. V is not the
neighbor of A. B is not an immediate left of P. R is not the neighbor of W.
1. What is the position of B with respect to T?
(a) Immediate left (b) Immediate right (c) Second to the left
(d) Second to the right (e) Both c and d
2. What is the total weight of the element which is immediate left of M and second to the right of C?
(a) 40kg (b) 35kg (c) 38kg
(d) 39kg. (e) 45kg

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3. Which of the following is correct?

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(d) B is an immediate neighbor of D (e) None of these.

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4. What is the difference of weight between the one which is second to the left of T and second to the right of S?

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(d) 16 (e) None of these.

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5. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based from a group find the one which does not belong to that group?

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Day/Month/Year Based Puzzle
Directions (1-5): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions asked below.
There are seven persons – M, P, Q, R, S, T and U – who participated in a sports competition which started on 25th March and
ended on 31st March. They participate in different kind of sports viz. Football, Cricket, Hockey, Skating, Rugby, Basketball and
Badminton, but not necessarily in same order. They like different colours, viz Green, Red, White, Grey, Blue, Black and Pink, but
not necessarily in same order. U, who likes Black colour, participated on the fourth day of competition but participated neither
in Football nor in Cricket. Two performances were held between the performance of U and T, neither of whom participated on
1st day of week. There was one performance between performance of R and Q. But Q did not participate either on 1st or on 3rd
day of the competition. Q likes Red colour and participated in Football. The one who participated in Hockey performed on the
last day of competition, likes White colour. P did not participate on day either immediately before or immediately after
performance of R, who does not like either Blue or Green or Grey colour. S participated in sports which is immediately after the
performance of Q and he likes Green colour. M does not like Blue colour and participated in Skating. R did not participate either
in Badminton or in Basketball. One who participated in Rugby was scheduled immediately after performance of player who
participated in Football.
1. Who among the following person participated in Basketball?
(a) U (b) R (c) P
(d) Either P or U (e) None of these
2. Which of the following combinations is definitely false regarding their schedule?
(a) U-Black-Hockey (b) R-Pink-Cricket (c) M-Grey-Skating
(d) Q-Red-Football (e) None of these
3. Which of the following combinations is true?
(a) M’s performance was held on the fifth day of the week.
(b) S likes Black colour.
(c) R participated in Football.
(d) S’s performance was scheduled before Q but after T.
(e) None of these
4. Who among the following participated on the fifth day of the competition?
(a) S (b) T (c) Q
(d) M (e) None of these
5. If ‘U’ is related to ‘Red’, ‘S’ is related to ‘White’, then which following is ‘R’ related to?
(a) Blue (b) Black (c) Grey
(d) Pink (e) None of these.

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Circular Seating Arrangement

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Circular seating arrangement is a type of seating arrangement in which

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persons are made to sit in a circle. And as per the given information you

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have to arrange the persons or objects around the circle. These types of

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questions judge the ability of a candidates to analyze the information
and solve the questions by the help of pictorial figures. The circular
seating arrangement can basically be categorised into three types-
(I) When all persons are facing towards the center of the circle.
Figure shows the left and right directions for a person facing
towards the center of the circle.

(II) When all persons are facing outside the center of the circle.
Figure shows the left and right directions for a person facing
outside the center of the circle.

(III) When some persons are facing towards the center of the circle
while some are facing outside the center of the circle.

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Figure shows three persons A, B, C are seating in a circle. A is to the left
of B as B is facing towards the center of the circle whereas B is to the
left of A and C is to the right of A as A is facing outside the center of the
circle.
Note: Sometimes to increase the difficulty level of such type of circular
arrangement angular positions are also included.
Example: Ashok is 90° Right of Seema, who is 45° right of Ruchi

## Approach to solve Circular Seating Arrangement: -

Here is the stepwise approach to solve such type of questions. A
systematic approach and solving methodology is important and
require solving these questions.
(I) First made a circle with the required number of positions given in
question.
(II) Start collecting the definite information given in the question and
try to arrange them on the circle according to the given
conditions in the question.
(III) Then move on with the indefinite information and make all the
possible diagrams.

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(IV) Never hesitate on taking all possibilities simultaneously and

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never try to take all possibilities in a single diagram as it became

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muddled and it will be difficult to find the final one.

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possibilities except solution will get cancelled and finally you will

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Important points to be noted during solving the questions:
Step I: The data given in such questions specify the positions of
some or all the individuals in arrangement. The positions are
specified through conditions involving specified persons
sitting (or not sitting) opposite each other or a person sitting
to the right or left of another person etc.
Step II: Using all definite information, fill up as many slots (empty
places) as possible. Means always be careful to choose the
correct starting point. That information which are (100%)
confirm should be taken first.
Step III: Never assume anything in the questions.
Step IV: Collect all the indefinite information in rough area, which
will help in completing the puzzles
Step V: Taking comparative information and consider all
possibilities and choose the possibility which does not
violate any condition.
Step VI: Be careful with certain words like “not”, “only”, “who”, “and”.
Step VII: When the question contains some members related to each
other then some gender defining terms are like “him”, “her”,
Step VIII: In the circular seating arrangement, “who” always denotes
to 2nd person of the sentence. “and” denotes to 1st person of
the sentence.
Now we will go on with some examples to make things more
clear and lucid.
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Example 1: A, B, C, D, E, F and G are sitting around a circle facing at the

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center. D is third to the left of C who is second to the left of

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A. B is third to the left of D and second to the right of G. E

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is not an immediate neighbor of A.

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Sol. Let us start with the detail solution which will help to

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Step I: All the persons are facing towards the center and seven
persons are sitting in the circle.

## Step II: D is third to the left of C.

Step III: Now, D is third to the left of C who is second to the left of
A. In this the word ‘who’ refers to C so C sits second to the
left of A.

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Step IV: B is third to the left of D and second to the right of G. In

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Step V: E is not an immediate neighbor of A. So E will sit near to G
and rest F will sit near to A. So the final arrangement will
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## Example 2: Eight kids viz. K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, are sitting around a

circular table in a birthday party. They all like different
colors viz. Pink, Purple, Blue, Black, White, Red, Grey and
Orange but not necessarily in the same order. R sits
second to the right of the one who like Pink. The one who
like Orange and the one who like Blue are sitting adjacent
to each other. M sits opposite to the one who like Purple.
Neither R nor M like Orange and Blue. Q who likes Black
sits second to the left of N and fourth to the right of R. M is
not an immediate neighbour of R. The one who like Grey
faces the one who like Orange. O sits second to the left of
M. Neither P nor L like Purple. P does not like Grey and R
does not like Red. K is not an immediate neighbour of N.
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a circular table and it will be considered that all of them

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are facing towards the center as nothing is mentioned

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about their directions. Also each of them like different

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Step I: R sits second to the right of the one who like Pink. Q who

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likes Black sits second to the left of N and fourth to the
right of R. So Q like Black and sits forth to the right of R.

## Step II: O sits second to the left of M. M is not an immediate

neighbour of R. M sits opposite to the one who like Purple.
So there are two possible positions for both M and O
which are shown in the figure given below:

Step III: Neither P nor L like Purple. So only condition left is K like
purple but K is not an immediate neighbour of N. So,
case:1 will be eliminated. Now proceeding with case:2-
The one who like Orange and the one who like Blue are
sitting adjacent to each other. Neither R nor M like Orange
and Blue. So two adjacent places left will be O and the
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person who is immediate left of O and these two will like

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Orange and Blue. The one who like Grey faces the one who

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like Orange. So from this it is clear that O will like Orange

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Step IV: P does not like Grey and R does not like Red. So P will like
Blue color and sits to the immediate left of O and R will
like White color. And L will like Grey color and sits to the
immediate right of N. So the final arrangement will be—

## Example 3: Eight friends A, B, C, D, M, N, O and P who are sitting

around a circular table for dinner facing outside the
centre. N sits third to the right of M, who sits third to the
right of O. B is not the immediate neighbour of M. C sits on
the immediate right of N, who sits second to the right of P.
D sits second to the right of C.
Sol. In this seating arrangement eight friend are seating
around a circular table and all of them are facing outside

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Step I: N sits third to the right of M.

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Step II: N sits third to the right of M, who sits third to the right of
O. So, M sits third to the right of O. C sits on the immediate
right of N, who sits second to the right of P.

## Step III: D sits second to the right of C. B is not the immediate

neighbour of M. So, B sits to the immediate right of P. And
A sits to the immediate left of M. So the final arrangement
will be-

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Example 4: A, B, C, D, E, F, G & H are eight friends and sitting around a

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circular table, some of them are facing inside and some of

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them are facing outside. They like different sports i.e. Polo,

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Cricket, Football, Golf, Badminton, Chess, Tennis, and

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Hockey (not necessarily in same order).

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likes badminton, and sits second to left of F. Immediate
neighbours of H face the same direction as F faces. A likes
chess and the one who likes Tennis is not an immediate
neighbour of H and B both. B sits second to the left of A. F
sits third to left of A. The one who like golf and hockey sit
opposite to each other. The immediate neighbors of A face
opposite to the direction of B. F is not an immediate
neighbor of A. C sits second to left of B. A sits third to the
right of H, who likes polo and the one who likes football
sits immediate left of C. E, who doesn’t like golf, sits
opposite to B.
Step I: E doesn’t face inside the centre. Means E is facing outside
the center. E, who doesn’t like golf and sits opposite to B.
C sits second to left of B. As we don’t know whether B is
facing inside or outside there will be two possible cases:
Case 1: Case 2:

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Step II: B sits second to the left of A. So only positions left in both

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the cases for A. F sits third to left of A. A sits third to the

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right of H, who likes polo. A likes chess.

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Step III: D, likes badminton, and sits second to left of F. Remaining
G will sit between E and A in both the cases. B does not
likes tennis. The one who likes Tennis is not an immediate
neighbour of H and B both. So, G likes Tennis in both cases.
The one who like golf and hockey sit opposite to each
other. And it is already given that E doesn’t like Golf. So, E
likes hockey and B likes Golf.

## Step IV: Immediate neighbours of H face the same direction as F

faces. From this condition case:2 will get eliminated as
immediate neighbour of H who is E is facing outside in
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case:2 while F is facing inside. Now proceeding with

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case:1, the one who likes football sits immediate left of C.

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Step V: The immediate neighbors of A face opposite to the
direction of B. So, both G and D will face outside the center
of the circle. So, the final arrangement is-

## Example 5: Eight persons I, J, K, L, M, N, O and P are sitting around a

circular table, some of them are facing outside and some
of them are facing inside the centre. All people are going
to different Places in India i.e. Manali, Nainital, Ooti, Pune,
Mumbai, Shimla, Bangalore and Dehradun, but not
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are facing same directions who sit adjacent to each other.

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All the eight persons belong to the same family and there

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L’s husband. L and her husband sit opposite to each other
but facing opposite directions with respect to each other.
There is one person sitting between the one who is going
to Pune and the one who is going to Manali. I is going to
Manali and she is the mother of M, who is not going to
Dehradun. N sits immediate left of L’s husband and facing
outside, whereas L’s husband facing inside. O is going to
Bangalore and sits immediate left of I, who is the wife of
J’s father . I is facing outside. O’s mother is the wife of M,
who sits immediate right of L’s husband. K has three
children, two sons and one daughter. K is grandfather of
M’s son. M is adjacent to the person, who is going to
Manali. J, who is the son of L’s father sits second right of N
and faces inside. K’s son-in-law is going to Nainital. Three
persons sit between the one who is going to Manali and K,
who is going to Ooti. L’s brothers are not going to
Dehradun. L sits fifth right of the one, who is going to
Shimla. K is not facing inside.
Step I: In these types of question we should first try to make the
blood-relation tree as it will become easy then to solve
such questions. There are some key words which will lead
us to make the blood relation tree. As, L’s husband (means
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L is a lady), I is going to Manali and she is the mother of M,

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I, who is the wife of J’s father, O’s mother is the wife of M,

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K has three children, two sons and one daughter. K is

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grandfather of M’s son. J, who is the son of L’s father, K’s

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son-in-law, L’s brother. From all these we will get-

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From this we can’t find about the relation of both N and
P. So, now we will proceed with the sitting arrangement.
Step II: The one who is going to Manali sits second to the right of
L’s husband. L and her husband sit opposite to each other
but facing opposite directions with respect to each other.
N sits immediate left of L’s husband and facing outside,
whereas L’s husband facing inside. As from the given
conditions we see that N sits immediate left to L’s husband
and L and her husband sit opposite to each other so it is
concluded that N is not the husband of L. So, P will be
husband of L and N is the wife of L. So, the final blood
relation is-

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As for the seating arrangement:- L’s husband P is facing

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inside and from other conditions given above. We get:-

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Step III: I is going to Manali. O is going to Bangalore and sits
immediate left of I, who is the wife of J’s father and also I
is facing outside. M, who sits immediate right of L’s
husband. J, who is the son of L’s father sits second right of
N and faces inside. K’s son-in-law is going to Nainital.

## Step IV: Remaining K will sit to the immediate right of N. There is

one person sitting between the one who is going to Pune
and the one who is going to Manali. So, L is going to Pune.
K, who is going to Ooti. L sits fifth right of the one, who is
going to Shimla. K is not facing inside. M, who is not going
N is going to Dehradun and M is going to Shimla.

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Step V: So, J is going to Mumbai. Not more than two people facing
same directions, sit adjacent to each other. So, O will face
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in the same order. Each one of them is from a different Bank viz. UCO
Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Bank of Maharashtra, Canara Bank,
Syndicate Bank, Punjab National Bank, Bank of India and Dena Bank.
F sits second to right of the representative from Canara Bank.
Representative from Bank of India is an immediate neighbour of the
representative from Canara Bank. Two people sit between the
representative of Bank of India and B. C and E are immediate
neighbours of each other. Neither C nor E is an immediate neighbour of
either B or the representative from Canara Bank. Representative of
Bank of Maharashtra sits second to right of D. D is neither the
representative of Canara Bank nor Bank of India. G and the
representative from UCO Bank are immediate neighbours of each
other. B is not the representative of UCO Bank. Only one person sits
between C and the representative from Oriental Bank of Commerce. H
sits third to left of the representative from Dena Bank. Representative
from Punjab National Bank sits second to left of the representative from
Syndicate Bank.
Year: IBPS PO -2011
1. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the
given arrangement and thus form a group. Which is the one that
does not belong to that group?
(a) H- Punjab National Bank (b) A-Canara Bank
(c) D-Bank of India (d) E-Canara Bank
(e) F- Syndicate Bank
2. Which of the following is true with respect to the given seating
arrangement?
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3. Who amongst the following sit between B and the representative
from Bank of India?
(a) A and the representative from UCO Bank
(b) F and G
(c) H and the representative from Bank of Maharashtra
(d) H and G
(e) Representatives from Syndicate Bank and Oriental Bank of
Commerce
4. Who amongst the following is the representative from Oriental
Bank of Commerce?
(a) A (b) C (c) H
(d) G (e) D
5. Who amongst the following sits second to left of B?
(a) C
(b) H
(c) The representative from Canara Bank
(d) The representative from Punjab National Bank
(e) G
Directions (6-10): Study the following information carefully and
Eight persons M, N, O, P, Q, R, S and T are sitting around a circular table
facing the centre. They are different in profession. They are going at
different places viz., Lucknow, Gurgaon, Delhi, Mumbai, Patna,
Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune. M, a doctor is going to Lucknow. Q is
neither HR nor a lawyer but is sitting opposite to HR. O is second to
right of S, an engineer. R is either actor or HR and is going to Mumbai.
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(a) P (b) Q (c) M
7. Who is going to Patna?
(a) O (b) P (c) Q
(d) R (e) T
8. What is P’s profession?
(a) Lawyer (b) Architecture (c) HR
(d) can’t be determined (e) None of these
9. How many persons are sitting between lawyer and engineer when
counting clockwise from Engineer?
(a) 2 (b) 3 (c) 4
(d) 5 (e) Cannot be determined
10. Who is third to left of actor?
(a) Lawyer (b) Doctor (c) Engineer
(d) Data inadequate (e) None of these
Directions (11-15): Read the following information carefully and
10 friends (5 boys P, Q, R, S and T and 5 girls A, E, I, O and U) are playing
a game and they are sitting in a circle. The distance between every two
friends is equal. Two boys and two girls are facing opposite to the
centre of the circle and other 6 friends are facing towards the centre of
the circle.
A is fourth to the left of O, who is third to the right of P. R is second to
the right of T, who is not near to E. There are three friends between I
and R. S is second to the left of U and facing the centre of the circle. P
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11. Which two girls are sitting facing opposite to the centre of the
circle?
(a) I and U (b) O and A (c) E and I
(d) O and E (e) O and I
12. Which of the following boys is not sitting between two girls?
(a) P (b) Q (c) R
(d) S (e) Both P and S
13. What is the position of I with respect to A?
(a) Immediate left (b) Immediate right (c) Opposite
(d) (a) and (c) (e) None of these
14. Which two boys are facing opposite to the centre of the circle?
(a) R and Q (b) Q and P
(c) R and T (d) Can’t be determined
(e) All of the above are possible
15. How many persons are sitting between S and Q, when counted
from left of Q?
(a) Four (b) Three (c) Two
(d) One (e) Either (a) or (c)
Directions (16-20): Study the following information carefully to
Six friends P, Q, R, S, T and U are playing an online videogame and
sitting around a circular table. All are facing the centre and have
secured different rank i.e. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th, but not
necessarily in the same order.
U and T sit together. Q is second to the left of the person who secured
the 2nd rank. The person who secured the first rank sits second to the
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left of R. There are two persons between R and the one who secured

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16. Who among the following secured the first rank?
(a) P (b) T (c) S
(d) Q (e) R
17. What is the position of S with respect to P?
(a) Second to the right of P (b) Immediate left of P
(c) Immediate right of P (d) Second to the left of P
(e) None of these
18. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence they
form a group. Which one of the following does not belong to that
group?
(a) T (b) R (c) U
(d) P (e) None of these
19. Who sits second to the right of fourth to the left of P?
(a) T (b) Q (c) R
(d) S (e) None of these
20. What is the position of the one who secured 3rd rank with respect
to T?
(a) Third from the right (b) Second to the left
(c) Immediate right (d) Immediate left
(e) Fourth to the left
Directions (21-25): Study the following information carefully and
Eight students M, N, P, O, A, B, C and D participated in a IBPS PO
Examination which took place in two phase having pre exam of 100
marks as 1st phase and mains exam of 200 marks as 2nd phase. They
were sitting around a circular ring facing the centre. All eight students
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M sits 3rd to the left of B. The one who got 138 marks in the mains
examination is facing P. A got thrice the marks in mains examination
what he got in the pre examination. The one who got the highest marks
in the mains examination is sitting immediate right of N. Two students
who got half the marks in their pre examination what they got in their
mains exam are immediate neighbours. O sits 2nd to the left of N and is
not facing B. The one who got the highest marks in the mains exam is
neither M nor B. The one who got 150 marks in the mains exam faces C.
The one who got 122 marks in the mains examination sits immediate
right of O. B got 168 marks in the mains exam. The difference in the
marks of P and M what they got in pre exam is 8. P got 5 marks more
than N in the pre exam. The one who got 154 marks in the mains
examination faces O. D got the highest marks in the pre exam.
Year: SBI PO-2014
21. Who among the following got the highest marks in the mains
examination?
(a) A (b) B (c) C
(d) D (e) Can’t be determined
22. Who sits 2nd to the left of the one who got 150 in the mains
examination?
(a) The one who got highest marks in the pre exam
(b) A
(c) D
(d) None of these
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25. If A is related to 192, and in the same way O is related to 182 then
following the same pattern B is related to?
(a) 164 (b) 150 (c) 122
(d) 168 (e) None of these
Directions (26-30): Study the following information carefully and
There are eight friends i.e. M, N, O, P, A, B, C and D sitting around a
circular table and all are facing towards the centre. They all purchased
different branded shoes i.e. Levis, Sparx, Woodland, Puma, Lotto, Fila,
Seven and Spykar on the big billion Diwali sale but not necessarily in
the same order. They all shop on different shopping website such as
Paytm Mall, Amazon, FlipKart and Myntra but not necessarily in the
same order. Not more than two friends buys from same website. And
no two friends who shop from the same website are sitting together.
B purchases shoes of Levis brand but not from Myntra. A shop from
Myntra. There are two friends sitting between those who are shopping
from Paytm mall. N sits 2nd to the right of P, who purchases a pair of
shoes of Puma. Two friends who purchases their shoes from Amazon
sits opposite to each other. B is an immediate neighbour of N who
purchases Sparx shoes. The one who purchases Fila brand shoes is an
immediate neighbour of those two who purchases their shoes from
Myntra. O purchases Spyker’s shoes from Flipkart. The one who shop
from Myntra sits 2nd to the right of B. P does not shop from Amazon. D
who purchases shoes of Seven brand sits on the immediate right of O.
C shop from Flipkart and he does not purchases the shoes of Lotto.
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(a) The one who purchased Fila (b) The one who purchased Lotto
(c) M (d) P
(e) Both b and d
29. Who among the following uses the Amazon website?
(a) M and B (b) A and O (c) M and N
(d) P and C (e) N and D
30. Who among the following purchases woodland shoes?
(a) A (b) M (c) D
(d) C (e) None of these
Directions (31-35): Study the following information carefully and
Eight people- A, B, C, D, W, X, Y and Z are sitting in a circle facing the
centre. All eight people are from different place i.e. Okhla, Dwarka,
Lajpat Nagar, Chanakyapuri, Saket, Mehrauli, Rohini and Karol Bagh
but not necessarily in the same order.
W is sitting third to the left of Y. The person who is from Dwarka is to
the immediate right of W and W is not from Okhla. B is sitting fourth to
the right of Z. Z is not the neighbor of Y. Neither B nor Z is an immediate
neighbor of W. X is from Chanakyapuri and is sitting third to the right
of the person from Dwarka. The person from Mehrauli is sitting second
to the left of person from Chanakyapuri. The person from Rohini is
sitting second to the left of W. A, who is from Lajpat Nagar is sitting
exactly between X and Z. The person from Saket is sitting second to the
right of the person from Lajpat Nagar. C is sitting third to the left of X.
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anticlockwise direction From C?
(a) One (b) Two (c) Three
(d) Four (e) None
34. Four of the following five pairs are alike in a certain way based on
their positions in the above arrangement and so from a group.
Which of the following does not belong to that group?
(a) B-Rohini (b) Z – Mehrauli (c) D - Okhla
(d) Y – Saket (e) X - Dwarka
35. Which of the following statements is false according to the above
mentioned arrangement?
(a) C is to the immediate right of the Karol Bagh
(b) The person from Lajpat Nagar is third to the right of the person
from Mehrauli.
(c) The person from Dwarka is sitting exactly between the Karol
Bagh and the Saket.
(d) D is neither from Chanakyapuri nor from Karol Bagh.
(e) There are only three people between A and C.
Directions (36-40): Study the following information and answer the
given questions:
A, B, C, D, E, F, G & H are eight friends and sitting around a circular table
but not necessarily in same order. Some of them are facing inside and
some of them are facing outside. A sits third to right of H. There is two
people sits between H and B. C sits second to left of B. There is three
people sits between B and E. D is second to left of F, who is not
immediate neighbor of A. Immediate neighbours of H faces same
direction as H. F sits third to left of A, who faces centre. The immediate
neighbors of A face opposite to the direction of A.
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(a) A (b) D (c) F
(d) E (e) G
39. How many people are siting between C and B, when counted from
left of C?
(a) Two (b) Three (c) One
(d) Four (e) Five
40. Who among the following pairs are sitting exactly between D and C
when counted from right of D?
(a) HE (b) CE (c) FH
(d) BF (e) DF
Directions (41-45): Study the following information carefully and
Eight friends M, N, O, P, Q, R, S and T are sitting around a circular table
with equal distance between them but not necessarily in the same
order. Some of them are facing the centre with some face outside (i.e.
opposite to centre).
O sits second to the right of R, R faces the centre. Only two people sit
between O and N (either form O’s right or O’s left). S sits second to the
right of O. T sits to the immediate right of N. S and N face opposite
direction (i.e. if N faces the centre then S faces outside and vice versa).
Immediate neighbor of S face the same direction (i.e. If one neighbor
faces the centre then the other also faces the centre and vice-versa)
Only three people sit between P and Q. Neither P nor M is an immediate
neighbor of R. Q sits second to the right of M. Both T and Q face a
direction opposite to that of O (i.e. if O faces the centre then both T and
Q faces outside and vice-versa).
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(a) O (b) Q (c) S
(d) R (e) Other than the given options
44. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the
given seating arrangement and so form a group. Which is the one
that does that belong to that group?
(a) P (b) O (c) T
(d) M (e) Q
45. What is P’s position with respect to R?
(a) Second to the left (b) Third to the right (c) Third to the left
(d) Sixth to the right (e) Second to the right

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1. (b);
2. (e);
3. (c);
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14. (a); 15. (c);
Directions (16-20):

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19. (c); 20. (d);
Direction (21-25):
Step 1: From the given definite conditions: - M sits 3rd to the left of B.
The one who got highest marks in the mains examination is
sitting immediate right of N. O sits 2nd to the left of N and does
not face B .The one who got highest marks in the mains exam
is neither M nor B. The one who got highest marks in pre exam
got the highest marks in the mains exam as well. D have
highest marks in the pre exam, so from this it is clear that D
got 192 marks in the mains exam. So from the given statement
above we can deduced that N does not sit either immediate
left or immediate right of M, so there are only two places
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Case 2:

Step 2: It is given that, the one who got 122 marks in the mains
examination sits immediate right of O. The one who got 154
marks in the mains examination faces O. A got thrice the
marks in mains examination what he got in the pre
examination, So from these it is clear that A got 50 marks in
Pre exam and 150 marks in the mains exam. But it is given
that B has got 168 marks in the mains exam, and as in the 2nd
case B has got 122 marks in the mains exam which can’t be
possible so the 2nd case will be eliminated.
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examination is facing P. The one who got 150 marks in the
mains exam faces C. So C faces A as A got 150 marks in the
mains exam as mentioned in step 1 and there is only place
where A can sit is immediate right of M. The one who got 138
marks in the mains examination is facing P, so P faces N. Two
students who got half the marks in their pre examination
what they got in their mains exam are immediate neighbours.
So one of them is C as he got 122 marks in mains, and other
student will be O, so O got 82 and 164 marks in the pre mains
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24. (c); 25. (b);
Direction (26-30):
Step 1: From the given definite conditions: - N sits 2nd to the right of
P, who purchases a pair of shoes of Puma, B is an immediate
neighbour of N who purchases Sparx shoes, B purchases
shoes of Levis brand but not from Myntra so from these
conditions there will be two possible cases such that B sits
either on the immediate right of N or immediate left of N.
CASE 1: CASE 2:

Step 2: From the given definite conditions: - The one who shop from
Myntra sits 2nd to the right of B and the one who purchases
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Fila brand shoes is an immediate neighbour of those the two

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and D who purchases shoes of Seven brand sits on the
immediate right of O so from this case 1 will be eliminated and
in case two O will sit on the immediate right of B. Now it is
given C shop from Flipkart and he does not purchases the
shoes of Lotto so from this statement C sits on the immediate
left of N and purchase woodland shoes and A shop from
Myntra and there are two friends sitting between who are
shopping from Paytm mall so both B and P shop from Paytm
Mall website and M from Amazon. Hence we get our final
arrangement.
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29. (c); 30. (d);
Directions (31-35):

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34. (e); 35. (c);
Directions (36-40):

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39. (c); 40. (d);
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Eight persons P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W are sitting around a circular table

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2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th but not necessarily in the same order.
P and R, who lives on 3rd floor, can never sit together. There are two
persons sits between the persons who live on 7th and 5th floors. The
person who lives on 5th floor sits second to the right of U. W does not live
on 2nd and 1st floor and he is also immediate neighbour of the one who
lives on 5th floor. The person who lives on 1st floor cannot sit with the
person who lives on 4th floor. There are two persons sitting between R and
the person who lives on 6th floor. Q and T are immediate neighbours of
each other. The person who lives on 1st floor sits on the immediate left of
the person who lives on 8th floor. P sits second to the right of the person
who lives on 7th floor. S lives neither on 6th floor nor 7th floor. T and V are
not immediate neighbours. V, who does not live on 5th floor, sits on the
immediate right of W. There is only one person sitting between those two
persons who live on 8th and 6th floors. There is only one person sitting
between V and the person who lives on 6th floor and that person can never
be U.
1. Which of the following pairs of persons and floors is definitely true?
(a) R - 8th (b) S - 1st (c) V - 3rd
(d) Q -7th (e) All are false
2. How many persons are sitting between T and Q when counted in
anticlockwise direction from Q?
(a) None (b) Two (c) Three
(d) Five (e) Six
3. Which of the following is the position of U with respect to the person
who lives on 4th floor?
(a) Second to the left (b) Third to the right (c) Third to the left
(d) Fourth to the right (e) Can't be determined
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5. On which of the following floor does W live?
(a) 3rd (b) 4th (c) 5th
(d) 1st (e) Can't be determined
Directions (6-10): Study the following information carefully to
M, N, O, P, Q, R, S and T are sitting around a circular table facing the
centre but not necessarily in the same order. They are in Sikkim for the
holidays. Each of them likes a different location of Sikkim — Nathula
pass, Tsomgo lake, Buddha Park, Hanuman Tok, Ranak monastery,
Gurudongmar lake, Yume samdong and Kanchenjunga falls but not
necessarily in the same order.
There are two persons sit between those who like Nathula pass and
Tsomgo lake when counted clockwise from the person who likes
Tsomgo lake and neither of them sits opposite to M. O and S are
immediate neighbours and neither of them likes Kanchenjunga falls nor
Tsomgo lake.
M, who likes Yume samdong, sits second to the right of the girl who
likes Kanchenjunga falls. N and Q neither like Buddha park nor sit
adjacent to M. Q, who likes Tsomgo lake, sits second to the left of S, who
likes Hanuman Tok. O does not like Nathula pass. The immediate
neighbour of Q faces O, who sits third to the left of the one who likes
Yume samdong. R does not like Kanchenjunga falls. Both P and T do not
like Nathula pass and Buddha Park. N likes Gurudongmar lake while P
likes Ranak monastery. N is not an immediate neighbour of M.
6. Which of the following statements is/are true about Q?
(a) Q likes Tsomgo lake.
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(a) Tsomgo lake (b) Nathula pass
(c) Kanchenjunga falls (d) None of these
(e) Can’t be determined
8. Who among the following sits exactly between S and T, when
counted clockwise from T?
(a) N (b) R (c) O
(d) P (e) None of these
9. Hanuman tok is the favourite location of which of the following
person?
(a) T (b) O (c) R
(d) S (e) None of these
10. Four of the following ﬁve are alike in a certain way based on the
given arrangement and thus form a group. Which of the following
does not belong to that group?
(a) M —Yume samdong (b) T — Buddha Park
(c) Q— Ranak monastery (d) S — Gurudongmar lak
(e) N — Tsomgo lake
questions that follow:
Eight persons S, T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z of a family are sitting around a
round dining table. There are three married couples in the family. They
are from three generations. There are no unmarried females in the
family. T and S are the only offspring’s of V while Y and Z are offspring
of W and U respectively. X is the wife of V. U is one of the females and
she is not the wife of S. Among them, three members like entertainment
channel, two members like news channel, two members like sports
channel and one member likes cartoon channel. Each person likes only
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not like entertainment channel while Z likes cartoon channel. Z, who is
not sitting next to T, is also not sitting opposite to V. The persons, who
are sitting next to W like neither news channel nor entertainment
channel. T is not sitting opposite to female. One of the sons of V is sitting
on the immediate left of V .Only one person is sitting between U and T
but that person is not Y.
11. The only male who is sitting opposite a female likes which of the
following channel?
(a) News channel (b) Entertainment channel
(c) Sports channel (d) Cartoon channel (e) None of these
12. The only person who is sitting between T and U likes which of the
following channel?
(a) News channel (b) Entertainment channel
(c) Sports channel (d) Cartoon channel
(e) None of these
13. The two females who are sitting adjacent to each other are?
(a) U and W (b) U and V (c) W and X
(d) Can’t be determined (e) None of these
14. Who among the following female likes sports channel?
(a) X (b) W (c) T
(d) V (e) None of these
15. Y is sitting between whom among the following persons?
(a) S and U (b) U and T (c) S and X
(d) W and V (e) None of these
Directions (16-20): Study the following information carefully and
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The one who goes Gurgaon is immediate neighbor of the one who goes
Haldwani. W faces outside the centre. Both the immediate neighbours
of P face same direction as P. X sits two places away from V. R is not an
immediate neighbor of P and the one, who goes Haldwani. The one who
goes Gurgaon faces towards centre. The one who goes Haldwani and
the one who goes Indore are immediate neighbours and V is not from
Haldwani. V sits 60° clockwise with respect to P who is not sitting at an
odd position. Q goes to Mumbai and sits 180° to the X. The one, who
goes Dehradun, is 3rd to the left of the one, who goes Haridwar. The
persons, who go Delhi and Rishikesh are immediate neighbours. P faces
opposite direction of the one, who goes Gurgaon. There is an angle of
135° between X and the one who goes Indore. R faces outside to the
centre. T doesn’t go Gurgaon. The one, who goes Indore faces to the
centre and sits 2nd place away from P. X and U go to the city which
starting letter is H. P sits opposite to the one who goes to Gurgaon.
16. R goes to which of the following city?
(a) Rishikesh (b) Dehradun (c) Delhi
(d) Either (a) or (c) (e) None of these
17. Who among the following sits between T and the one who goes
Gurgaon?
(a) W (b) U (c) X
(d) R (e) None of these
18. The one who goes Mumbai facing in which direction?
(a) Outside to the centre (b) Inside to the centre
(c) Opposite to the direction of T (d) Both (a) and (c)
(e) None of these
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Eight friends A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a circular table
facing the centre but not necessarily in the same order. Each one of
them uses different brand of shampoo viz. Pantene, Loreal, Garnier,
Dove, Tresemme, Neutrogena, Schwarzkopf and Matrix but not
necessarily in the same order.
A sits third to right of the person, who uses Matrix shampoo. Only two
people sit between the person who uses Matrix shampoo and H. The
persons who use the Tresemme and the Loreal shampoo are immediate
neighbours of each other. Neither A nor H uses Tresemme and Loreal
shampoo. The one who uses Tresemme is not an immediate neighbour
of the person who uses Matrix shampoo. The person who uses Pantene
shampoo sits second to left of E. E is not an immediate neighbour of H.
The person who uses Pantene shampoo is an immediate neighbour of
both the persons who use Neutrogena and Schwarzkopf shampoo. The
person who uses Schwarzkopf shampoo sits third to right of B. A does
not use Garnier shampoo. F is not an immediate neighbour of A. G is not
an immediate neighbour of the person who uses Pantene shampoo. C
uses matrix shampoo.
21. Who amongst the following sits third to the left of E?
(a) The one who uses Pantene
(b) G
(c) A
(d) The one who uses Schwarzkopf
(e) B
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(d) G (e) D
24. Which of the following is TRUE with respect to the given seating
arrangement?
(a) The person who uses Neutrogena is an immediate neighbour
of the one who uses Tresemme
(b) G sits second to right of D
(c) The persons who use Neutrogena and Loreal are immediate
neighbours of each other
(d) The person who uses Garnier sits to the immediate left of the
person who uses Matrix
(e) The one who uses Neutrogena sits second to the left of D
25. Which of the following shampoo does B use?
(a) Garnier (b) Pantene (c) Loreal
(d) Tresemme (e) Schwarzkopf

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given questions
I, J, K, L, X, Z, B and A are representatives of eight different countries,
Japan, Brazil, Spain, Holland, Hungary, Germany, Chile and Canada but
not necessarily in the same order. All of them are seated around a
circular table for a meeting.
I is third to the left of the representative of Germany. The
representative of Chile, Who is not X, is an immediate neighbour of A. B
and A are not immediate neighbours. Only one person sits between A
and the representative of Canada. L is neither the representative nor
the immediate neighbour of the Brazilian country. Only two people sit
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country. J is not the representative of Chile.
26. Who is the representative of the Chile country?
(a) K (b) A (c) I
(d) J (e) None of these
27. L is the representative of which of the following countries?
(a) Hungary (b) Japan (c) Spain
(d) Holland (e) None of these
28. Which of the following combinations is definitely true?
(a) A–Hungary (b) X–Canada (c) J–Brazil
(d) Z–Holland (e) None of these
29. Which of the following combinations is false in respect of the given
information?
(a) J–Brazil (b) X–Hungry (c) K–Chile
(d) Z-Germany (e) None of these
30. If Z is related to Brazil, J is related to Chile, in the same way A is
related to which of the following?
(a) Canada (b) Hungary (c) Spain
(d) Chile (e) Japan

## Directions (31-35): Study the following information carefully and

J, K, L, M, N, O, P and Q are eight friends who are working in a same
office. They are eating different types of sweets in an office party. They
are all sitting around a circular table. Four of them are facing towards
the centre and four of them are facing away from the centre. All of them
eat a different sweets, viz. Jalebi, Barfi, Ghevar, Peda, Rasmalai, Gulab
jamun, Rabri and Rasgulla but not necessarily in the same order.
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N faces towards the centre and eats Jalebi. Both the immediate

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neighbours of N face away from the centre and like Ghevar and Peda. M

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face away from the centre. N sits third to the right of O, who eats

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Rasmalai. L sits third to the left of O.The one who eats Ghevar sits

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of O and faces away from the centre. J sits second to the left of L and
does not eat Rabri and Rasgulla. The one who eats Rabri sits between
Q and O. K faces away from the centre and does not eat Barfi.
31. Who among the following eats Gulab jamun?
(a) Q (b) J (c) L
(d) M (e) None of these
32. Which of the following statements is true about Q?
(a) He sits second to the left of O.
(b) He sits third to the left of K.
(c) He eats either Barfi or Ghevar.
(d) P and O are his immediate neighbours.
(e) His neighbours eat Jalebi and Rabri
33. Who among the following sits third to the right of L?
(a) J (b) K (c) L
(d) Q (e) O
34. Which of the following combinations is true?
(a) J – Rasmalai (b) K – Peda (c) P – Rabri
(d) O – Ghevar (e) None of these
35. If all the people are made to sit in alphabetical order, in clockwise
direction, starting from J, the position of whom amongst the
following remains the same? (Excluding J)
(a) M (b) N (c) P
(d) Q (e) None of these
Directions (36-40): Study the following information carefully and
There are eight members of the family i.e. J, Z, L, M, N, O, P and Q. They
all are going in a restaurant for dinner. All of them like different types
of pens i.e. Motex, Renold, Getter, Parker, Cello, Natraj, Gel and Kevin.
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Among them, four are males and four are females. There are three

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husbands, three wives, two daughters, and two sons in the family. They

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likes Natraj pen. M is daughter of L, who is second to the right of her
son. The one who likes Gel pen is married to the one who likes Parker
pen. Neither J nor Z likes Parker pen. N likes Getter pen and is sitting
between the one who likes Renold pen and the one who likes Gel pen.
P is father of Z and is sitting between two male members. J and Z cannot
36. Who among the following person likes Kevin pen?
(a) Z (b) L (c) O
(d) P (e) None of these
37. How is P related to Z?
(a) Mother (b) Uncle (c) Father
(d) Brother-in-law (e) None of these
38. Which of the following pen is liked by J??
(a) Gel pen (b) Motex pen (c) Natraj pen
(d) Cello pen (e) None of these
39. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence they
form a group. Which one of the following does not belong to that
group?
(a) Gel pen (b)Parker pen (c) J’s wife
(d) Q (e) Z’s sister
40. Who sits third to the right of P?
(a) The Person like Getter pen
(b) The Person like Cello pen
(c) Both (a) and (d)
(d) N
(e) None of these

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person sitting between V and the person who lives on 6th floor and that
person can never be U. There are two persons sitting between R and the
person who lives on 6th floor. P and R, who lives on 3rd floor, can never sit
together. There are two persons between the persons who live on 7th and
5th floors. P is second to the right of the person who lives on 7th floor. From
those conditions, we deduce the following figure.

Now from the rest conditions, S lives neither on 6th floor nor 7th floor, Hence
S lives on 5th floor. T and V are not immediate neighbours, So T lives on 6th
floor and rest Q lives on 7th floor.
There is only one person sitting between those two persons who live on 8th
and 6th floors. The person who lives on 1st floor sits on the immediate left of
the person who lives on 8th floor. W does not live on 2nd and 1st floor.
The final arrangement are-

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1. (d); 2. (e); 3. (c);
4. (c); 5. (b);

Directions (6-10):
i. It is given that there are two persons sit between those who like
Nathula pass and Tsomgo lake when counted clockwise from the
person who likes Tsomgo lake and neither of them sits opposite to
M.Q, who likes Tsomgo lake, sits second to the left of S, who likes
Hanuman Tok.
ii. The immediate neighbour of Q faces O, who sits third to the left of
the one who likes Yume samdong. O does not like Nathula pass so
O sits immediate right to S.

iii. M, who likes Yume samdong, sits second to the right of the girl who
likes Kanchenjunga falls so the one who likes Kanchenjunga sits
opposite to Q.N likes Gurudongmar lake and he is not the
neighbour of M so N sits immediate right to Q.P likes Ranak
monastery hence P sits immediate left to Q.

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6. (e); 7. (c); 8. (c);
9. (d); 10. (a);

Directions (11-15):

## 11. (d); 12. (a); 13. (c);

14. (a); 15. (c);

Direction (16-20):
It is given that nine members of a family are sitting around a circular
table. Eight of them are sitting at an equal distance from each other,
while one is sitting at an odd position which means that the angle
between the eight persons will be 45° and rest a person will be at an
odd position.

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From the given condition, the one who goes Gurgaon faces towards
centre and P faces opposite direction of the one who goes Gurgaon, it
means P faces outside the centre. The one, who goes Indore faces to the
centre and sits 2nd place away from P, hence the one who goes Indore
sits either 2nd left or 2nd right of P.
From the conditions, X and U go to the city which starting letter is H (So
X and U go Haridwar and Haldwani). V sits 60° clockwise with respect
to P who is not sitting at an odd position. The one who goes Haldwani
and the one who goes Indore are immediate neighbours and V is not
from Haldwani. The one who goes Gurgaon is immediate neighbor of
the one who goes Haldwani. Hence we will get 2 possible cases- case 1
and case 2, which are shown below. X sits 2nd place away from V. In
case- 1, U goes to Haldwani and X goes to Haridwar but in case -2, X
goes Haldwani and U goes to Haridwar. Q goes Mumbai and sits 180° to
the X.

There is an angle of 135° between X and the one who goes Indore, from
this condition Case-2 will be cancelled out.

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Both the immediate neighbours of P, face same direction of P. R faces
outside to the centre, from this condition we will have five persons who
face outside, it means rests will face inside the centre because it is given
that only 4 persons face to the centre. W faces outside the centre, now
there is only one possibility for W that W will go to Dehradun. T doesn’t
go Gurgaon, hence T will go Indore. P goes Jaipur it will be fixed. And it
is also clear that the angle between V and W will be 15° and angle
between R and V will be 30° and the angle between all other persons
will be 45°. We will get final answer.

## 16. (d); 17. (b); 18. (d);

19. (c); 20. (c);
Directions (21-25):
i. It is given that A sits third to right of the person who uses Matrix
shampoo. Only two people sit between the person who uses Matrix
shampoo and H. The persons who use the Tresemme and the
Loreal shampoo are immediate neighbours of each other. Neither
A nor H uses Tresemme and Loreal shampoo. The one who uses
Tresemme is not an immediate neighbour of the person who uses

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Case 2:

ii. The person who uses Pantene shampoo sits second to left of E. E
is not an immediate neighbour of H. The person who uses Pantene
shampoo is an immediate neighbour of both the persons who use
Neutrogena and Schwarzkopf shampoo so case 1 will be
eliminated.
iii. The person who uses Schwarzkopf shampoo sits third to right of
B. A does not uses Garnier shampoo. F is not an immediate
neighbour of A. G is not an immediate neighbour of the person who
uses Pantene shampoo so the final arrangement is-

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21. (d); 22. (e); 23. (a);
24. (d); 25. (c);
Directions (26-30):

## 26. (a); 27. (e); 28. (c);

29. (e); 30. (a);
Directions (31-35):
i. It is given that N faces towards the centre and eats Jalebi. Both the
immediate neighbours of N face away from the centre and like
Ghevar and Peda. N sits third to the right of O, who eats Rasmalai
so there can be two possibilities-
ii. Case 1- when O faces to the centre. The one who eats Ghevar sits
opposite to O. L sits third to the left of O. J sits second to the left of
L and does not eat Rabri and Rasgulla so L faces away from the
centre and J likes gulab jamun. The one who eats Rabri sits
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iii. Case 2-When O faces away from the centre. After using the
conditions which are used in Case-1, Q likes Peda and L faces to the
centre. The one who eats Barfi is not the immediate neighbour of
O and faces away from the centre and all other three persons who
faces away from the centre likes other sweets so the one who sits
immediate left to L likes Barfi and faces away from the centre
hence J and the one who likes Rabri faces to the centre.
iv. K faces away from the centre and does not eat Barfi so K likes
Ghewar .M faces away from the centre. Both the immediate
neighbours of M do not face away from the centre so M likes Barfi,
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## CIRCULAR MAINS PREVIOUS YEAR QUESTION

Directions (1–5): Study the following information carefully and
P, Q, R, S, T and U are six persons who have joined 6 different banks
ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Jammu Kashmir Bank, HDFC, Karnataka Bank,
and Allahabad Bank by scoring different marks in the written exam of
a maximum of 100 marks. (marks are an integer value) They all are
sitting around a circle facing the centre with equal distance.
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HDFC. S is not near to Q. T has not scored the lowest marks. R is
immediately to the left of the one who joined Allahabad Bank and R
scored 70 marks. The person who joined Axis Bank is second to the left
of the one who scored 72 marks. The person who joined ICICI did not
score the highest marks. One of the six students scored which was a
prime number. The lowest scored mark is 64.
Year-IBPS PO-2012
1. Who amongst the following is from ICICI?
(a) S (b) T (c) R
(d) P (e) Q
2. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the
given seating arrangement and thus form a group, who is the one
that does not belong to that group?
(a) P (b) Q (c) R
(d) S (e) T
3. Who is seated between S and the person from Karnataka Bank
When counted clockwise direction from S?
(a) T (b) P (c) R
(d) None (e) S is from Karnataka Bank
4. Which of the following is true regarding the given information?
(a) U is from Karnataka Bank and seated immediate right of the
person who is opposite to the person who joined Jammu
Kashmir Bank.
(b) P is from Axis Bank and scored 74 marks and is opposite to R
(c) T is from ICICI and is to the immediate right of Q
(d) R scored 70 marks and is opposite to one who joined Jammu
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Directions (6-10): Study the following information carefully and
Eight Persons, A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a circular table
facing the centre but not necessarily in the same order. Each one of
them likes different shoes viz. Adidas, Rebook, Puma, Woodland, Red
chief, Bata, Vans and UCB.
A sits third to right of the person who likes UCB. Only two people sit
between the person who likes UCB and H. The persons who like the Red
chief and the Rebook are immediate neighbours of each other. Neither
A nor H likes Red chief or Rebook. The one who likes Red chief is not an
immediate neighbour of the person who likes UCB. The person who
likes Adidas sits second to left of E.E is not an immediate neighbour of
H. The person who likes Adidas is an immediate neighbour of both the
persons who like Bata and V The person who likes Vans sits third to
right of B. B does not likes Red chief. C sits to the immediate right of the
person who likes Puma. A does not likes Puma. F is not an immediate
neighbour of A. G is not an immediate neighbour of the person who
Year-IBPS PO-2013
6. Who amongst the following sits third to the left of E?
(a) The one who likes Adidas
(b) G
(c) A
(d) The person who likes Vans
(e) B

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(d) G (e) D
9. Which of the following is TRUE with respect to the given seating
arrangement?
(a) The person who likes Bata is an immediate neighbour of the
Red chief
(b) G sits second to right of D
(c) The one who likes Bata and the Rebook are immediate
neighbours of each other
(d) The person who likes Puma sits to the immediate left of the
person who likes UCB
(e) The one who likes Bata sits second to the left of D
10. Which of the following shoes does B likes?
(a) Puma (b) Adidas (c) Rebook
(d) Red chief (e) Vans
Directions (11–15): Study the following information carefully and
Eight persons viz I, J, K, L, M, N, O and P are sitting around a circular
table, but not necessarily in the same order. Some of them facing
outside and some of them facing inside. All people are going to different
Restaurant in Connaught place i.e. United Coffee House, Lords of
Drinks, Wingers, Chi Asian cook house, Pandey’s Paan, Zomato, The
Host and The Spice Route, but not necessarily in the same order. Not
more than two people facing same direction sits adjacent to each other.
In family there are only three generations.
The one who is going for United Coffee House sits second to the right of
L’s husband. L and her husband sit opposite to each other but facing

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opposite directions. There are one person sits between the one who is

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going for Chi Asian cook house and the one who is going for United

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Coffee House. I is going for United Coffee House and she is the mother

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father also she is facing outside. O’s mother is the wife of M, who sits
immediate right of L’s husband. K has three children, out of three, two
sons and one daughter. K is grandfather of M’s son. M is adjacent to the
person, who is going for United Coffee House. J, who is the son of L’s
father sits second right of N and faces inside. K’s son-in-law is going for
Lords of Drinks. Three persons sit between the one who is going for
United Coffee House and K, who is going for Wingers. J neither likes
Zomato nor The Spice Route. L sits fifth right of the one, who is going
for Zomato. K is not facing inside.
Year-IBPS PO-2014
11. Which of the following person is going for Zomato?
(a) P (b) J’s brother (c) I
(d) O’s father (e) Both (b) and (d)
12. Who is the brother-in-law of J?
(a) The one who is going for The Host
(b) The one who is going for Lords of Drinks
(c) The one who sits third right of J
(d) N
(e) Both (b) and (c)
13. Who sits fourth left of the one, who is going for The Spice Route?
(a) M (b) I (c) O
(d) P (e) None of these
14. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence they
form a group. Which one of the following does not belong to that
group?
(a) The Spice Route (b) Wingers
(c) United Coffee House (d) The Host
(e) Chi Asian cook house
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Eight family members M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, and T are going to Juhu beach
for celebrating the birthday of one of the family member. They are all
sitting around a circular table in a Pav Bhaji stall, facing the centre of
the table, but not necessarily in the same order.
Year: IBPS PO MAINS 2015
(i) N sits second to left of T’s husband. No female is an immediate
neighbour of N.
(ii) P’s daughter sits second to right of R. R is the sister of S. R is not an
immediate neighbour of T’s husband.
(iii) Only one person sits between M and R. M is the father of S. T’s
brother P sits to the immediate right of T’s mother. Only one
person sits between T’s mother and Q.
(iv) Only one person sits between T and S. S is the mother of O. S is not
an immediate neighbour of Q.
16. What is the position of M with respect to his mother-in-law?
(a) Immediate left (b) Third to the right
(c) Third to the left (d) Second to the right
(e) Fourth to the left
17. Who amongst the following is P’s daughter?
(a) N (b) O (c) Q
(d) S (e) T
18. What is the position of M with respect to his grandchild?
(a) Immediate right (b) Third to the right (c) Third to the left
(d) Second to the left (e) Fourth to the left
19. How many people sit between S and her uncle, when counted clock-
wise direction of S?
(a) One (b) Two (c) Three
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Directions (21-25): Study the following information carefully to
Eight members P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W of a family are sitting around a
circular table with all of them facing outwards. Each one of them like
different Breakfasts viz. Burger, Pizza, Sandwich, Roll, Paratha, Poha,
Pasta and Maggie. Three married couples are there in the family. S is
the mother of P and T and sits second to the left of T. W is the only
sister-in-law of P whereas Q likes Poha and is daughter-in-law of R. The
two youngest members sit next to each other. The one likes the pizza
Breakfast sits between V and the one who likes Paratha. V is third to
the left of S. U is an immediate neighbour of her aunty W who does not
sit next to S. R does not like Maggie or Pasta. V does not like Sandwich
or Pasta. The one who likes Poha sits between the(a) persons who like
Pasta and Maggie Respectively. S’s husband and son sit next to her. Roll
Breakfast is not liked by V’s father. P who is the father of U and uncle of
V sits immediate to the left of the person who likes Burger.
Year: UBI PO 2016
21. Which of the following statements is true regarding the family?
(a) P is the brother of W (b) R is the father-in-law of P
(c) Q is the aunty of V (d) U and V are married couple
(e) None of the Above
22. Who among the following sits between Q and the one who likes
pizza Breakfast?
(a) P (b) T (c) S
(d) V (e) W
23. What is the position of the person who likes Roll Breakfast with
respect to the one who likes Poha Breakfast?
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(d) S, U (e) None of the above.
Directions (26–30): Study the following information carefully and
Eight friends – E, F, G, H, J, K, L and M are sitting around a circular table
facing the centre. Each of them is wearing dress of different cartoon
characters i.e. Nobita, Osward, Popeye, Yogi, Simpon, Minion, Scrooge
and Dexter but not necessarily in the same order. F is sitting second to
the left of K. The one who is wearing dress of Dexter is an immediate
neighbour of K. There are only three people sits between the the one
who is wearing dress of Dexter and E. Only one person sits between the
one who is wearing dress of Yogi and E. The one who is wearing dress
of Osward is to the immediate right of the one who is wearing dress of
Yogi. M is second to the right of K. H is wearing dress of Dexter. G and J
are immediate neighbours of each other. Neither G nor J is wearing
dress of Yogi. The one who is wearing dress of Simpon is to the
immediate left of F. The one who is wearing dress of Minion is second
to the right of the one who is wearing dress of Osward. The one who is
wearing dress of Scrooge is an immediate neighbour of the one who is
wearing dress of Yogi. G is second to the right of the one who is wearing
dress of Nobita.
26. Who is sitting second to the right of E?
(a) The one who wearing dress of Minion
(b) G
(c) The one who wearing dress of Yogi
(d) F
(e) K
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27. Who amongst the following is wearing dress of Scrooge?

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(d) Simpon – L (e) Minion- K
29. What is the position of L with respect to the one who is wearing
dress of Dexter?
(a) Third to the left (b) Second to the right
(c) Second to the left (d) Third to the right
(e) Immediate right
30. Which of the following statements is true accordingly the given
sitting arrangement?
(a) The one who is wearing dress of Minion sits second to the left
of the one who is wearing dress of Popeye
(b) E is an immediate neighbour of the one who is wearing dress
of Simpon
(c) H sits exactly between F and the one who is wearing dress of
Simpon
(d) Only four people sit between the one who is wearing dress of
Osward and F
(e) All of the given statements are true
Year-BOB PO-2016

## CIRCULAR MAINS PREVIOUS YEAR SOLUTION

Directions (1-5):

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1. (c); 2. (e); 3. (d);
4. (d); 5. (b);
Directions (6-10):

## 6. (d); 7. (e); 8. (a);

9. (d); 10. (c);
Directions (11-15):

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11. (e); 12. (e); 13. (c);
14. (d); 15. (d);
Directions (16-20):

## 16. (d); 17. (c); 18. (b);

19. (a); 20. (b);
Directions (21-25):

## 21. (c); 22. (d); 23. (a);

24. (e); 25. (b);
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## CIRCULAR MAINS PRACTICE SET QUESTION

Directions (1-5): Study the information carefully and answer the
questions given below.
A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are eight family
members who are sitting around a circular
table. They are from three generations. Three
of them are facing outside the center and rests
are facing to the centre. They are divide into
two groups. There are three members who
like different Bollywood movie while the
others like different Hollywood movies. The
Bollywood movies are Sultan, Dangals, Raees
but not necessarily in the same order and The
Hollywood movies are Wonder women,
Transformer, Mission impossible, Lucy and
Salt but not necessarily in the same order.
i. A and B are a married couple, A being the
male member.
ii. E’s grandmother sits opposite to D, who
likes Salt movie and exactly one of them is
facing the centre. C’s brother likes Wonder women and sits third to

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the right of the one who likes Mission impossible. Both face the

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movie and D’s grandfather, who likes transformer movie. E is the
sister of D. F is third to the left of B’s sister-in-law, who likes Sultan
movie.
v. The one who likes wonder women is facing outside. B is the
daughter-in-law of F.
vi. The neighbours of the one who likes Lucy movie are facing the
same direction. B likes neither Lucy nor Raees. H is the mother of
G, who is sister of A.
1. Who among the following sits third to the right of the E’s
grandmother?
(a) The one who likes Lucy (b) C
(c) The one who likes Sultan (d) A
(e) None of these
2. Who among the following likes Lucy movie?
(a) E (b) A’s brother (c) C’s sister
(d) H (e) None of these
3. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence they
form a group. Which one of the following does not belong to that
group?
(a) C’s daughter (b) Dangal (c) G
(d) A’s nephew (e) Raees
4. Which of the following statement is true about the given
information?
(a) D’s father-Lucy (b) H’s daughter-in-law-Salt
(c) A’s mother-Raees (d) C’s sister-Salt
(e) None of these
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around a two circular table. One small table inside of a big table in
which only 4 persons can sit in small table whereas remaining persons
sit on bigger table. Persons sit on smaller table faces outside the center
while the persons sit on bigger table faces inside the table. All the
person sits on equidistance with each other. But not necessary in the
same order. There are four generation and only three married couple.
F sits inner side of the table. D sits third to the right of the person who
faces F who is father of E and D. There are two persons sits between D
and K who faces Father in law of A and A faces her spouse. K is son of A
who is sister in law of D. L face the one who is wife of K. There are two
persons sits between father and aunt of G. I is brother of G who is son
of J. B who is mother of D and sits second to the right of I who is not an
immediate neighbor of grandfather of K. Neither J nor L is an immediate
neighbor of I. L is brother of F. H and G are siblings. In smaller table
ratio of male and female is 1:1. Neither B nor I is an immediate neighbor
of D. F has only two sons and no daughter. C is sister in law of J. Neither
E nor A is an immediate neighbor of I. E has two grandsons and one
granddaughter. E is second to the left of G.
6. What is the position of G?
(a) Second to the left of F (b) Opposite to I’s sister
(c) Immediate right of his aunt (d) Both (a) and (b)
(e) Both (b) and (c)
7. What is the relation of L with respect to D?
(a) Father (b) Mother (c) Uncle
(d) Aunt (e) None of these
8. How is C related to wife of K?
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(d) Father of G (e) None of these
Directions (11-15): Study the following information carefully to
Eight persons namely P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W sits around a circular
table, four of them facing inside and rest facing outside, in one
arrangement. Also they all lives on a different floor in second
arrangement. The lower most floor of the building is numbered 1 and
top most floor of the building is number 8. Each person was born on
different month i.e. January, March, April, June, August, September,
November and December in the same year, but not necessarily in the
same order. In both arrangement ‘person-month’ are same.
The person, who was born in August in circular arrangement, lives on
even numbered floor but above 4th floor. V sits second left of W and
lives immediate above the one, who sits immediate left of W. Q sits third
to the right of R, who lives immediate above the one, who was born in
December. W is not immediate neighbour of Q in circular arrangement.
R does not sit opposite to V. R faces inside and sits second to the right
of the person, who lives on 6th floor. The person, who lives on 6th floor,
is not immediate neighbor of Q. W was born in August. T sits second to
the right of S, who sits immediate left of the one, who lives on 3rd floor.
There is a gap of two floors between Q and T, also both persons do not
sit next to each other in the circular arrangement. V sits opposite to the
person, who lives on 3rd floor. P and U are immediate neighbor of each
other. The person, who was born in December, sits second to the right
of the person, who lives on 2nd floor also born in September. P was born
in April and lives an odd-numbered floor. The person, who was born in
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person, who was born in November, sits opposite to the person, who

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11. Who sits second to the right of the one, who lives on 4th floor?
(a) The person, who was born in March.
(b) U
(c) The person, who sits immediate left of W.
(d) Both (a) and (c).
(e) The person, who was born in November.
12. Who among the following person lives immediate above the one,
who was born in November?
(a) T (b) P (c) W
(d) Q (e) None of these
13. How many person sits between W and U in circular arrangement,
when counted anti-clock wise direction from W?
(a) Five (b) Three (c) Two
(d) Four (e) None of these
14. What is the position of the person, who lives on 5th floor with
respect to the one, who was born in March?
(a) Third to the right (b) Second to the left
(c) Fifth to the right (d) Fourth to the right
(e) None of these
15. How many floors between the person, who sits second right of P
and the person, who was born in September?
(a) One (b) Six (c) Two
(d) Three (e) None of these
Directions (16-20): Read the following information carefully and
Eight boxers P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W are sitting around a circular table
facing the center. Each boxer is wearing a glove of different brand viz.
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between Q and the one who is wearing gloves of brand D is twenty five
years old. Only one boxer sits between R and the boxer who is wearing
gloves of X brand. P and U are immediate neighbours of each other. The
boxer who sits opposite to R is two years older than the boxer who sits
immediate left of T. The boxer wearing gloves of brand B is not an
immediate neighbour of the boxer wearing gloves of brand D. Age of W
is equal to the sum of the ages of the boxers who are wearing gloves of
brand X and E. The boxer wearing gloves of brand C sits second to the
left of P. The boxer wearing gloves of F brand sits second to the right of
P. Two boxers sit between S and the boxer wearing gloves of brand A.
V is twice as old as one of his immediate neighbour. U is five years older
than R. S is not wearing gloves of D brand. P is ten years younger than
the boxer who is wearing gloves of brand D. The boxer who is wearing
gloves of brand E sits second to the right of R.
16. What is the sum of the ages of the immediate neighbours of the
person who is sitting opposite to T?
(a) 58 years (b) 55 years (c) 65 years
(d) Less than 50 years (e) None of these
17. Who is the oldest of them all?
(a) P (b) W (c) R
(d) U (e) S
18. What is the position of U with respect to the boxer who is wearing
gloves of brand D?
(a) Second to the left (b) Second to the right
(c) Immediate right (d) Immediate left
(e) None of these
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M, N, O, P, Q, R, S and T are eight family members who are sitting in a
restaurant at the airport around a circular table and there are equal
distances between each other, but not necessarily in the same order.
Some of the people are facing the centre while some faces outside as
they are talking on phone .They have relation with each other. They
carry suitcase of different brands viz; American tourister, travel pro,
briggs & riley, skybags, reebok, wildcraft, victorinox, Samsonite but not
necessarily in the same order. there are three generation gap in the
family.
S’s grandfather sits third to the right of O and carries suitcase of travel
pro. Immediate neighbours of O face the same direction. S faces the
same direction as O’s grandfather and carries suitcase of samsonite.
Immediate neighbours of Q face opposite direction to each other and Q
carries suitcase neither of skybags nor of American tourister. M is
brother-in-law of N. Immediate neighbours of O’s father face opposite
direction to each other. O’s uncle sits second to the left of S, who is one
of the sons of R. T is not immediate neighbour of P’s grandsons. N, who
is the wife of P, sits second to the left of S’s mother and carries suitcase
of wildcraft. S’s mother faces the centre. O’s father sits third to the right
of O’s grandmother. S’s grandfather has only one brother. N’s daughter-
in-law Q has two sons and one brother-in-law. T is the son of P and
carries suitcase of victorinox. N is the wife of S’s grandfather. O’s
mother sits second to the left of O who carries suitcase neither of
Skybags nor of Reebok. O’s father carries bag of Reebok brand.
21. Who among the following carries bag of American tourister brand?
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group?
(a) P (b) S (c) N
(d) M (e) T
24. Which of the following is true regarding M as per the given seating
arrangement?
(a) T sits second to the left of R ’s uncle.
(b) Only two people sit between M and O.
(c) N is one of the immediate neighbours of M.
(d) R’s uncle faces outside.
(e) None of these
25. How is T related to S’s mother?
(a) Father (b) Son (c) Brother-in-law
(d) Sister (e) Husband
questions that follow:
There are eight persons M, N, O, P, Q, R, S and T of the family, who are
divided into three generation. They all are planning to go Jungle
jamboree. After reaching Jungle jamboree they are sitting around a
circular table and order different dishes. Dishes are - Paneer Tikka,
Tandoori meatball, Manchurian, Honey chilli potato, French fries, Chilli
Tandoori chicken, Khofta and Dal fry, but not necessarily in the same
order. Also they speak three languages i.e. Italian, French and German.
At least two persons speak one language and not more than three
person speak same language.
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(iv) N has two grandchildren and two sons. Only P and Q speak Italian
language. M’s brother-in-law orders Honey chilli potato and
speaks German language.
(v) R is the maternal uncle of S. S’s brother orders French fries. M has
two sons.
(vi) The Persons who orders Dal fry and Manchurian speak French
language. P is the mother of Q and sits third to the right of Q.
(vii) T’s father orders Khofta and speaks French language also sits
immediate right of Q, who is sister of O.
(viii) T is brother of S and O is grandson of N. O’s father sits immediate
left of N’s daughter-in-law.
26. Who sits fourth to the right of Q and speaks which language?
(a) R- German (b) S- French (c) P- Italian
(d) T- German (e) None of these
27. How is Q related to M?
(a) Grand father (b) Grand daughter (c) Grand Son
(d) Daughter (e) None of these
28. S’s mother orders which among the following dish?
(a) Honey chilli potato (b) Tandoori meatball (c) Dal fry
(d) Manchurian (e) None of these
29. Which among of the following language is spoken by the person,
who sits opposite to the one, who orders Khofta?
(a) French (b) German (c) Italian
(d) Both (a) and (b) (e) None of these
30. Which among the following dish is ordered by T’s sister-in-law?
(a) Paneer Tikka (b) Chilli Tandoori chicken
(c) Manchurian (d) Tandoori meatball
(e) None of these
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Assistant, OICL AO. Also each of them has different examination date in
the month of November viz. 5, 9, 12, 15, 17, 21, 25 and 28, but not
necessarily in the same order.
T sits third to the left of the one who gives exam of IBPS Clerk. Both S
and V sit next to each other and face same direction. R sits second to
the right of X and has exam of UIIC Assistant. R has exam after more
than one person. U has exam on the date which is an odd one and
multiple of 5. The one who has exam of OICL AO has exam on date which
is prime number but is not 5. Only one person sits between the who has
exam of RBI Assistant and the one who has exam of Rrb Clerk and both
of them faces opposite direction to each other. The one who has exam
of IBPS PO has exam date which is a perfect square. T has exam on even
date. P’s immediate neighbour has exam date which is a square of the
exam date of P. Q is facing outside the center and gives exam after
maximum number of persons. X faces T, who has exam of Rrb Clerk. V
sits to the immediate right of the one who gives exam of RRB PO. Q sits
between the one who gives exam of UIIC Assistant and IBPS PO. P is an
immediate neighbour of T and sits to right of T. Neither S nor V gives
the exam of IBPS clerk. The immediate left of the one, whose exam date
is multiple of six, gives exam of IBPS SO. Both U and R faces same
direction but opposite to S.
31. Who gives exam of OICL AO?
(a) T (b) S (c) V
(d) R (e) Q
32. The one who gives exam of IBPS SO gives exam on which date?
(a) 12 (b) 28 (c) 21
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34. Which of the following combination is true regarding V?
(a) IBPS PO-9 (b) RRB PO-5 (c) RRB Clerk-12
(d) OICL AO-17 (e)RBI Assistant-25
35. R gives exam on which date?
(a) 15 (b) 17 (c) 21
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the mother of G, who is sister of A so from the given definite
conditions, we draw blood relation diagram-

ii. It is given that C’s brother that means A likes Wonder women and
sits third to the right of the one who likes Mission impossible. A
faces outside the centre. Both face the same direction. There is
only one person A sits between the one who likes Salt movie and
D’s grandfather, who likes transformer movie. F is third to the left
of B’s sister-in-law(G), who likes Sultan movie so there can be four
possibilities-
iii. Case 1- when F sits to the left to A and G faces outside the centre
so G is a immediate neighbour of D. E’s grandmother that means H
sits opposite to D, who likes Salt movie and exactly one of them is
facing the centre, so H likes Mission impossible. The one who likes
Lucy is second to the left of C, who is facing the centre so C sits
immediate left to H. B likes neither Lucy nor Raees which can’t be
possible so this case will be eliminated.

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iv. Case 2- When F sits to the left to A and G faces inside the centre.
After using the condition which are used in Case-1, this case will
be eliminated as C’s position can’t be fixed.

## v. Case 3- when F sits to the right to A and G faces outside the

centre. After using the conditions which are used in Case-1, this
case will be eliminated as C’s position can’t be fixed.

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1. (c); 2. (a); 3. (e);
4. (c); 5. (d);
Directions (6-10):
Step 1: F sits inner side of the table. D sits third to the right of the
person who faces F who is father of E and D. B who is mother
of D. B who is mother of D and sits second to the right of I who
is not an immediate neighbor of grandfather of K. F has only
two sons and no daughter. There are two persons sits between
D and K who faces Father in law of A who faces her spouse. K
is son of A who is sister in law of D. so K faces F.

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who is wife of K. C is sister in law of J. L is brother of F. H and G
are siblings. I is brother of G who is son of J.
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Step 3: There are two persons sit between father and aunt of G. As K is
grandfather of G and C is the aunt of K so C will sit third to the
left of K. From this it is clear that I will sit to immediate left of
K and B sit to the immediate right of K. Neither J nor L is an
immediate neighbor of I. Neither E nor A is an immediate
neighbor of I. E has two grandsons and one granddaughter. E
is second to the left of G. A who faces her spouse. In smaller
table ratio of male and female is 1:1. So, it is clear that the
number of males and females who sits on the smaller table is
equal. Now from the given conditions the final arrangement
will be-

## 6. (e); 7. (c); 8. (d);

9. (d); 10. (a);
Directions (11-15):
From the given conditions, V sits second left W and lives immediate
above the one, who sits immediate left of W. The person, who was born
in August in circular arrangement, lives on even numbered floor but
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sits second to the right of S, who sits immediate left of the one, who
lives on 3rd floor.
From those conditions, we have five possibilities in circular
arrangement and two possibilities in floor arrangement.
Case 1: Case 2:
Floor Person Month Floor Person Month
8 8 W August
7 7
6 W August 6
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T, also both persons do not sit next to each other in the circular
arrangement. P was born in April and lives an odd-numbered floor. The
person, who was born in April lives immediate below the person, who
was born in March. The person, who was born in December, sits second
to the right of the person, who lives on 2nd floor also born in September.
R, who lives immediate above the one, who was born in December,
hence R was not born in December. V sits second left W and lives
immediate above the one, who sits immediate left of W. The person,
who was born in January, sits immediate right of U. The person, who
was born in November, sits opposite to the person, who was born in
January. And the rest S was born in June. The person, who was born in
March faces inside of the circle.
The final arrangement are-

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3 Q January
2 R September
1 U December
11. (d); 12. (c); 13. (d);
14. (a); 15. (e);

Directions (16-20):
Step 1: From the data given in the question,
The boxer wearing the gloves of D brand sits third to the right
of V.R is an immediate neighbour of V. So there will be two
possible cases i.e. \
Case1: When R sits to the immediate left of V.
Case 2: When R sits to the immediate right of V.
Case 1 Case 2

But it is also given that the boxer who is wearing gloves of brand E sits
second to the right of R which is not possible in case 2. So case 2 will be
eliminated and we will proceed with case1.
Step2: From the data given in the question,
Q sits third to the right of W. W is wearing gloves of neither D
nor E brand.
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Since it is given that P and U are immediate neighbours of each
other and none of them is wearing gloves of brand D, so our
case 2. will be eliminated as it is not possible in that case and
we will proceed with case 1.
Step 3: From the data given in the question,
The boxer who sits between Q and the one who is wearing
gloves of brand D is twenty five years old. Only one boxer sits
between R and the boxer who is wearing gloves of X brand. The
boxer who sits opposite to R is two years older than the boxer
who sits immediate left of T. The boxer wearing gloves of brand
B is not an immediate neighbour of the boxer wearing gloves
of brand D. Age of W is equal to the sum of the ages of the
boxers who are wearing gloves of brand X and E. The boxer
wearing gloves of brand C sits second to the left of P. The boxer
wearing gloves of F brand sits second to the right of P. Two
boxers sit between S and the boxer wearing gloves of brand A.
V is twice as old as one of his immediate neighbour. U is five
years older than R. S is not wearing gloves of D brand. P is ten
years younger than the boxer who is wearing gloves of brand
D. Age of the boxer who sits opposite to the one who is wearing
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16. (a); 17. (b); 18. (b);
19. (b); 20. (d);

Directions (21-25):

## 21. (b); 22. (e); 23. (c);

24. (d); 25. (c);

Directions (26-30):
From (iv), (v), (vi), (vii) and (viii). We can deduce the following.
N has two grandchildren and two sons. M’s brother-in-law orders
Honey chilli potato. R is the maternal uncle of S. S’s brother orders
French fries. M has two sons. P is the mother of Q. T’s father orders
Khofta. Q is the sister of O. T is brother of S and O is grandson of N.
S and T are the brothers, so P will be the wife of either S or T.
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Now, from (i), (iii) and (iv).
S sits third to the left of N’s brother and fourth to the right of N. N’s son
(except T), it means only S from the blood-relation, orders Chilli
Tandoori chicken while N orders Manchurian and speaks French
language. M’s brother-in-law orders Honey chilli potato and speaks
German language.

From statement (ii), we can say that O sits opposite to P, who orders
Paneer Tikka. And from statement (vi), P is third right of Q. From
statement (vii), T’s father sits immediate right of Q.

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speak Italian language. From statement (vii), T’s father orders Khofta
and speaks French language. From statement (v), S’s brother orders
French fries. From statement (vi), Person orders Dal fry and
Manchurian speak French language. Hence only O orders Dal fry and
speak French language. From statement (i), T and S speaks same
language, Hence only German language is speak by them. From
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Sol. T sits fourth right of Q and speaks German language. Hence
option (d) is correct.
26. (d); 27. (b); 28. (d);
29. (b); 30. (a);

Direction (31-35):
X faces T who has exam of Rrb Clerk. T sits third to the left of the one
who gives exam of IBPS Clerk. Only one person sits between the who
has exam of RBI Assistant and the one who has exam of Rrb Clerk So,
there can be two cases:

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R sits second to the right of X and has exam of UIIC Assistant. So, it is
clear that the one who has exam of RBI Assistant is an immediate
neighbour of the one who has exam of IBPS Clerk. Q sits between the
one who gives exam of UIIC Assistant and IBPS PO. P is an immediate
neighbour of T and sits to right of T. Both S and V sit next to each other
and face same direction. So, it is clear that U will sit in between T and
R.
Case 1 Case 2

T has exam on even date. P’s immediate neighbour has exam date which
is a square of the exam date of P. So, only possibility is P’s exam will be
on 5 and his immediate neighbour has exam on 25. So, either S or V
gives exam on 25. Q is facing outside of the center and gives exam after
maximum number of persons. So, Q gives exam on 28. The one who has
exam of IBPS PO has exam date which is a perfect square. So, X gives
exam on 9. T has exam on even date. So, T gives exam on 12.

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Neither S nor V gives the exam of IBPS clerk. So, case-1 will be
eliminated. Now from case-2: The one who has exam of OICL AO has
exam on date which is prime number but not 5. So, either S or V gives
exam of OICL on 17. U has exam on the date which is an odd one and
multiple of 5. V sits to the immediate right of the one who gives exam
of RRB PO. The immediate left of the one, whose exam date is multiple
of six, gives exam of IBPS SO. So, U gives exam of IBPS SO. R has exam
after more than one person. Only one person sits between the who has
exam of RBI Assistant and the one who has exam of Rrb Clerk and both
of them faces opposite direction to each other. Both S and V sit next to
each other and face same direction. Both U and R faces same direction
but opposite to S. So, final solution is-

## 31. (b); 32. (d); 33. (b);

34. (e); 35. (c);
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row-wise manner in a linear arrangement. There will be two ends of
the row such as extreme left and extreme right end. In this linear
seating arrangement, there can be generally a single row or two rows.
But according to the latest pattern there can be multiple rows such as
three, four etc. Linear seating arrangement can be categorised in four
types-
(I) When all the persons are facing north direction and seating in a
single row.

(II) When all the persons are facing south direction and seating in a
single row.

(III) When some persons are facing north while some persons are
facing south direction and seating in a single row.

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row and all the persons are facing either north or south direction.
A is facing north direction while B and D sits to the left of A and C
sit to the right of A while D is facing south direction and A and C
sit to the left of D while B sit to the right of D.
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❖ Approach to solve Linear Seating Arrangement:-
Here is the stepwise approach to solve such type of questions. A
systematic approach and solving methodology is important and
require to solve these questions.
(I) First read the given information and find the direction in which
the persons of the row are facing.
(II) If it is given that a person is seating at an extreme left or extreme
right end then arrange it first.
(III) If the arrangement is of two rows then the keywords likes ‘A faces
B’, ‘A sits opposite to B’ or ‘A sits diagonally opposite to B’ will help
in the arrangement.
(IV) If some persons are facing north while some are facing south in a
single row then try to find out the person whose direction of
facing is given and arrange it first then arrange all other persons
related to that person.
Example 1: There are eight executives M, N, O, P, Q, R, S and T of
Adda247 who are sitting in a row facing towards north. No two
members are sitting together according to the alphabetical order(for
ex- M can’t sit with N and N can’t sit with M and O both and so on). T
sits third to the right of P, who does not sit at the end of the row. Only
one person sits between O and T. Only one person sits between S and

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alphabetical order (for ex- M can’t sit with N and N can’t sit with
M and O both and so on). So from this both case-2 and case-3 has
been eliminated as P and O can’t sit together. Now with case:1-

Step III: Only one person sits between S and Q. N sits on the immediate
right of R. So, N will sit to the immediate left of T and S will sit
at extreme right end. Now the final arrangement is-------

Example 2: Twelve people are sitting in two parallel rows, six people
in each row, in such a way that in the given seating arrangement each
member seated in a row faces another member of the other row. In row
1, A, B, C, D, E, and F are seated and all of them are facing South, and in
row 2 I, G, K, L, M, and N are sitting and all of them are facing North.
L sits third to the left of I. F does not face I. G sits at one of the extreme
ends. Only two people sit between G and M. F is not an immediate
neighbor of E. M does not face F. Two persons sit between C and B. C is
not a immediate neighbor of E. A is not an immediate neighbor of C.
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G and M. As, G can sit either on extreme right or extreme left
end of row-1, so there can be two possible cases-

Step III: L sits third to the left of I. Neither L nor I sits at extreme ends.
E faces L.

Step IV: F does not face I. M does not face F. F does not sit at any of the
extreme ends. So, only one place is left for F in both the cases-

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eliminated. Now with case-2: A does not face N. So, K will sit
at extreme left end of row-2 and D will face I, F faces N
respectively. So, the final arrangement is------

## Example 3: Twelve person of a family are sitting in two parallel rows

containing six people each, in such a way that there is an equal distance
between adjacent person. In row-1 G, H, I, J, K and L are seated and all
of them are facing south. In row-2 A, B, C, D, E and F are seated and all
of them are facing north. All of them sit in the fair and each of them
want to eat ice-cream of different flavors i.e. Chocolate, Red velvet.,
Vanilla, Coconut, Butter-scotch, Apple Pie, Butter Almond, Cotton
candy, Cassata, Mango, Orange and Butter pecan. Therefore, in the
given arrangement each member seated in a row faces another
grandfather and end with grandson/granddaughter. There is three
married couple in the family.
F’s mother sits third to right of F’s brother. Person, who wants to eat
Coconut, sits fourth to the right of the one who wants to eat Cotton
candy. K is the unmarried daughter of J. Either A’s wife or B’s father sits
at an extreme end of the line. The one who wants to eat Apple Pie faces
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Almond. The immediate neighbour of K’s niece (B) faces the person
who sits third to left of F’s sister-in-law. L’s aunt faces the one, who
wants to eat Mango. I and K are sister-in-laws and immediate
neighbours of each other. F’s maternal uncle sits second to the left of
F’s father. Person wants to eat Red velvet faces the one, who sits third
to the left of G’s daughter. I’s only daughter (L) faces the person who
want to eat Vanilla. K does not face the immediate neighbor of F’s son.
A’s brother-in-law wants to eat Cotton candy. The person, who wants
to eat Vanilla, faces the person, who sits third to the right of F’s wife.
Person, who wants to eat Butter pecan sits diagonally opposite to the
person, who wants to eat Apple pie. G does not eat butter almond ice-
cream.
Step I: First we will try to make the blood relation tree from the given
information. As F’s mother sits third to right of F’s brother. K is
the unmarried daughter of J. Either A’s wife or B’s father sits at
an extreme end of the line. A is not the brother of F. E, who is the
brother of B. H, who is the husband of G, I’s sister-in-laws, B and
B’s uncle, D’s grandmother, K’s niece (B), F’s sister-in-law, L’s
aunt, I and K are sister-in-laws, F’s maternal uncle, F’s father, G’s
daughter, I’s only daughter (L), F’s wife and F’s son. A’s brother-
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nor F sits at an extreme end of the line.

Step III:The one who faces H sits second to right of E. From this case-2
has been eliminated as there is no place for E. Now, with case-
1, D’s grandmother wants to eat Butter Almond. The
immediate neighbour of K’s niece (B) faces the person who sits
third to left of F’s sister-in-law. So, it is clear that G will sit at
extreme right end of row-1 and B will sit to the immediate right
of E.

Step IV: Person wants to eat Red velvet faces the one, who sits third to
the left of G’s daughter. Person, who wants to eat Butter pecan
sits diagonally opposite to the person, who wants to eat Apple
pie. I and K are sister-in-laws and immediate neighbours of
each other. F’s maternal uncle sits second to the left of F’s
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Step V: So, D and L will be on the positions left in the rows. I’s daughter
(L) faces the person who want to eat Vanilla. Person, who
wants to eat Coconut, sits fourth to the right of the one who
wants to eat Cotton candy. A’s brother-in-law wants to eat
Cotton candy.

Step VI: L’s aunt faces the one, who wants to eat Mango. Persons want
to eat Cassata and Mango sits adjacent to each other. I’s sister-
in-laws does not want to eat Orange and Red velvet. So, the
final arrangement is-

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M sits at one of the extreme ends of the row. N, who doesn’t like tennis
sits second place away from O. Only two people sit between N and A.
The one who likes cricket sits immediate right of the one who likes
football. A doesn’t sit just near to O. B, who likes chess, sits third to the
left of O. D doesn’t sit just near to O. The one who likes bowling sits at
extreme ends. C doesn’t sit just near to M. D faces opposite direction of
O. The one who likes hockey is an immediate neighbour of D. The
immediate neighbours of D face opposite direction as D faces. P and N
face opposite direction of O, but P doesn’t face north. The one who sits
second right of B likes polo. A and C face same direction with respect to
each other whereas O sits second to the left of M . P doesn’t like cricket.
Step I: M sits at one of the extreme ends of the row. N, who doesn’t like
tennis sits second place away from O. O sits second to the left
of M. B, who likes chess, sits third to the left of O. So, there will
be two possible cases:

Step II: Only two people sit between N and A. A doesn’t sit just near to
O. D doesn’t sit just near to O. C doesn’t sit just near to M.

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both P and N face south direction whereas O face north
direction. So, case:1 will get eliminated. Now, with case:2-

Step IV: The one who sits second right of B likes polo. So, C likes Polo.
The one who likes cricket sits immediate right of the one who
likes football. P doesn’t like cricket. So, P likes football and O
likes Cricket. N, who doesn’t like tennis. So, D likes Tennis and
N likes Golf. So, the final arrangement is---

Example 5:
Directions (1-5): Study the following information carefully and

In the given figure the four line segments 1,2,3,4 are RA, SB, TC, UD
respectively. The lengths of the line are 39m,25m,27m and 49m
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Sumit is an immediate neighbor of Rohan. Only one person stands
between Sumit and Ankit.
Similarly, six people Anita , Ambika, Amrita, Aanchal, Arpita and Ajita
are standing in line-4 UD. All of them are facing south. with distance
between them increasing in multiples of 9 from the end(i.e; if first
person is left end of the line at point U and the remaining will be stand
at the distance as follows-9m, 18m,27 m….from point U).
Amrita is standing is at 3rd position from point U. Arpita is an immediate
neighbor Of Amrita. Two people are standing between Arpita and Ajita.
More than three persons stand between Ajita and Anita. Aanchal stands
to the immediate left of Ajita. Ambika and Arpita are immediate
neighbours.
Step I: Let us start with the detail solution. As given in the diagram
that there is a line-1 RA and Six people Mohan, Sohan, Rohan,
Ankit, Vinit and Sumit are standing in line 1-RA.All of them are
facing north. With distance between them increasing in
multiples of 7 from the left end(i.e; suppose Mohan is left end
of the line at point R then the remaining people will stand at a
distance as follows -7m, 14m, 21m….from the end). So, the
arrangement will be----

## In this arrangement the distance between two persons

standing next to each other is seven whereas from first person
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stands between Sumit and Ankit. So, the final arrangement of
line1-RA is--------

Step IV: Similarly, six people Anita , Ambika, Amrita, Aanchal, Arpita
and Ajita are standing in line-4 UD. All of them are facing
south. with distance between them increasing in multiples of
9 from the end(i.e; if first person is left end of the line at point
U and the remaining will be stand at the distance as follows-
9m, 18m,27 m….from point U)

## In this arrangement the distance between two persons

standing next to each other is nine whereas from first person
standing at left end the distance will be in multiple of 9. And as
the total length of the line is 49m and five persons are standing
in the line at a distance of multiple of 9 so it will be 45m,
remaining distance will be 49-45=4m from the right end.
Step V: Amrita is standing is at 3rd position from point U. Arpita is an
immediate neighbor Of Amrita. Two people are standing
between Arpita and Ajita. From this there can be two possible
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Step VI: More than three persons stand between Ajita and Anita.
Aanchal stands to the immediate left of Ajita. Ambika and
Arpita are immediate neighbours. So, case-1 will be eliminated
and the final arrangement of line 2-UD is-

## Now, final solution is-----------

1. In the line-4 UD, What is the distance between Arpita and point D?
(a) 14m (b) 16m (c) 22m
(d) 24m (e) None of these
Ans. (c)
2. If in line-1 RA, peoples stand in distance of at multiples of 9 in the
same order, and rest of them move to line-2 SB and stands from
left end in the same order. And if in line 4-UD, people stand in
distance at multiples of 11 in the same order and rest of them
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and rest of them move to line-3 TC and stands from left end in the
same order. Then the distance between Anita and point C is?
(a) 2 (b)12 (c)14
(d)20 (e)None of these
Ans. (c)
Sol. As only four people can stand in line 4- UD at a distance in
multiples of 13m, So two person from line 4-UD will move to line
3-TC respectively.

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4. Suppose line-1 RA is joined to line2-SB to form a new straight line
RB in such a way that distance between point A and S is 5m.If the
people in line-1 RA are made to stand in multiples of 12, then how
far is Sohan from point B?
(a) 16 (b) 21 (c) 26
(d) 33 (e) None of these
Ans. (d)
Sol.

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order and rest of them move to line-2 SB maintaining then who
will be standing in line-2?
(a) Ankit (b) Sumit (c)Sohan
(d) Sohan and Sumit (e) None of these
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or A, who sits third to the left of O, who is an immediate neighbour of C.
U sits between O and E, who sits on the immediate left of I. Neither E
nor B sits at any end of the line. There is only one person sit between I
and U but that person is neither C nor B.
1. Who among the following is second to the left of O?
(a) E (b) I (c) B
(d) Other than those given as options (e) A
2. Who among the following sit at the ends of the rows?
(a) C and O (b) I and E (c) A and O
(d) Can’t be determined
(e) Other than those given as options
3. Who among the following sits third to the left of E?
(a) I (b) C (c) A
(d) Can’t be determined
(e) Other than those given as options
4. What is the position of I with respect to C?
(a) Second to the left (b) Third to the left
(c) Fourth to the right (d) Fifth to the right
(e) Other than those given as options
5. Which of the following statements is true?
(a) I sits on the immediate left of A
(b) The person who sits exactly between I and U is C.
(c) The person who sits exactly between C and A is B.
(d) Only (b) and (c) are true
(e) None is true

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but not necessarily in the same order. In the given seating arrangement
each member sitting in a row faces another member of the other row.
The one who is an immediate neighbour of S is facing M. Q does not sit
at the extreme ends of the row. L and N are immediate neighbours. Only
one person sits between T and R. N sits second to the left of M. J sits at
the immediate left of N. K sits at extreme end of the row. R faces
immediate neighbour of J. S sits at extreme left end of the row.
6. Who among the following sits between R and T?
(a) S (b) Q (c) P
(d) J (e) None of these
7. Who among the following faces R?
(a) K (b) L (c) S
(d) N (e) None of these
8. Who among the following sits second to the right of the person
who faces K?
(a) Q (b) T (c) M
(d) L (e) None of these
9. How many persons sit between P and S?
(a) One (b) Two (c) Three
(d) Can’t be determined (e) None of these
10. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the
given seating arrangement and hence form a group. Which is the
one that does not belong to that group?
(a) R ,N (b) Q, L (c) M, T
(d) K ,S (e) None of these
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seated and all of them are facing south. In row 2, P, Q, R, S, T and O are
seated and all of them are facing north, but not necessarily in the same
order. Each of them likes different types of food, viz Indian, African,
English, French, German, Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Thai, Spanish,
Korean and Russian, but not necessarily in the same order. C, who likes
German food, sits third to the left of B. C is not an immediate neighbour
of either E or A. P, who likes Korean food, sits third to the right of S.
Neither P nor S sits at the extreme ends. E, who likes Indian food, faces
the one who likes Mexican food. F, who likes English food, faces O, who
sits second to the left of T and O does not like French food. T is not an
immediate neighbour of S. Only two people sit between Q and T, who
like Russian and Thai food respectively. D likes neither African nor
French food and sits on the immediate left of the person who likes
German food. A, who likes Chinese food, does not face R. The one who
likes Spanish food sits second to the right of the person who faces the
one who likes African food. B does not like African food.
11. Who faces the one, who likes African food?
(a) P (b) S (c) R
(d) F (e) None of these
12. Which of the following food does S like?
(a) Italian (b) French (c) African
(d) Mexican (e) None of these
13. Who sits diagonally opposite to T?
(a) D (b) C (c) F
(d) E (e) None of these
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the given questions.
Ten people are sitting in two parallel rows containing five people each,
in such a way that there is equal distance between adjacent persons. In
row I– J, K, L, M and N are seated and all of them are facing south. In
row II-V, W, X, Y and Z are seated and all of them are facing north.
Therefore in the given seating arrangement each member seated in a
row faces another member of the other row. Each person belongs to
different cities i.e. Agra, Kanpur, Jaipur, Patna, Bangalore, Pune, Raipur,
Delhi, Kolkata and Ranchi, but not necessarily in the same order.
Z sits third to the right of W, who faces the immediate right of the
person, who belongs to Raipur. V sits second to the left of Z. Person
belongs to Delhi sits diagonally opposite to the person, who belongs to
Ranchi. K does not belong to Kanpur. The persons facing V sits to the
immediate left of K. The person belongs to Pune faces the person
belongs to Bangalore. Only one person sits between K and M. J is not an
immediate neighbour of K. Only two people sit between J and L. Neither
K nor J faces Y. Person belongs to Pune sits second right of W. The
person belongs to Kolkata faces the person belongs to Jaipur, who sits
immediate right of J. The person belongs to Patna faces to the person
belongs to Delhi and sits third to the right of V.
16. Who amongst the following is facing N?
(a) Y (b) The person belongs to Kolkata
(c) V (d) The person belongs to Kanpur
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18. Which of the following city does V belong?
(a) Kanpur (b) Bangalore (c) Delhi
(d) Ranchi (e) Patna
19. What is the position of Z with respect to Y?
(a) Third to the right (b) Second to the right
(c) Immediate left (d) Immediate right
(e) Second to the left
20. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the
given arrangement and hence form a group. Which of them does
not belong to that group?
(a) M (b) J (c) N
(d) W (e) Y
Year: RRB PO-2013

## Directions (21-25): Read the following information carefully and

Ten persons are sitting in two parallel rows containing five persons
each. In row 1, A, B, C, D and E are sitting and all of them are facing
south. In row 2, P, Q, R, S and T are sitting and all of them are facing
north. In the given seating arrangement, each member seated in a row
faces another member of the other row. Moreover, each of them is
going in the market and each person eats different types of foods i.e.
Idali, Cutlet, Dosa, Golgappe, Bread roll, Tikki, Noodles, Biryani, Chili
potato and Eggroll, but not necessarily in the same order.
There are only two person’s sit between the one who eats Idali, who
sits at an extreme end and E. P, who sits in the middle of the row, is not
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who eats Dosa. R, who eats Golgappe, is an immediate neighbour of the
person who eats Chili potato and the person who eats chili potato faces
the immediate neighbour of the person who eats Bread roll. There are
two persons between the person who eats Noodles and the person who
eats Dosa. B does not eat Noodles. T does not eat Biryani.
21. A eats which of the following foods?
(a) Biryani (b) Noodles (c) Dosa
(d) None of these (e) Can't be determined
22. Who eats Biryani?
(a) R (b) B (c) T
(d) P (e) Can't be determined
23. ‘Idali’ is related to ' Noodles ' in a certain way, based on their
seating positions. Then Eggroll is related to whom, following the
same seating positions?
(a) Biryani (b) Chili potato (c) Cutlet
(d) Tikki (e) Golgappe
24. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on their
seating positions and so form a group. Which of the following is
different from the group?
(a) Bread roll (b) Noodles (c) Eggroll
(d) Golgappe (e) Tikki
25. Which of the following statements is/are definitely false?
(a) B eats Dosa.
(b) There are two persons sitting between the person who eats
Tikki and the person, who eats Chili potato.
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Seven persons M, N, O, P, Q, R and S are standing in a straight line facing
north at equal distance but not necessarily in the same order. Each of
them is a different professional – Probationary officer, Journalist, Clerk,
Engineer, Businessman, Manager and Singer but not necessarily in the
same order.
S is standing at the fifth position to the left of O. Journalist is standing
at the third position to the right of S. R is standing at the fifth position
to the right of M. Q is standing second to the left of N. Engineer is
standing the second position to the left of P. Three persons are sitting
between Engineer and Singer. Clerk is to the immediate left of Engineer.
Businessman is to the immediate right of manager.
26. Who among the following is sitting second to the right of
Manager?
(a) O (b) N (c) Businessman
(d) Probationary officer (e) None of these
27. Who among the following are the immediate neighbors of Singer?
(c) Journalist and Probationary officer
(e) None of these
28. Who among the following is sitting exactly in the middle of the
row?
(a) R (b) Businessman (c) O
(d) Journalist (e) Manager

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Directions (31-35): Study the following information to answer the
given questions
S, T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z are sitting in a straight line equidistant from
each other (but not necessarily in the same order). Some of them are
facing south while some are facing north.
(Note : Facing the same direction means, if one is facing north then the
other also faces north and vice-versa. Facing the opposite directions
means, if one is facing north then the other faces south and vice-versa)
S faces north. Only two people sit to the right of S. T sits third to the left
of S. Only one person sits between T and X. X sits to the immediate right
of W. Only one person sits between W and Z. Both the immediate
neighbors of T face the same direction. U sits third to the left of X. T
faces the opposite direction as S. Y does not sit at any of the extremes
ends of the line. V faces the same direction as W. Both Y and U face the
opposite direction of Z.
31. How many persons in the given arrangement are facing North?
(a) More than four (b) Four
(c) One (d) Three (e) Two
32. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way, and so form
a group. Which of the following does not belong to the group?
(a) W, X (b) Z, Y (c) T, S
(d) T, Y (e) V, U
33. What is the position of X with respect to Z?
(a) Second to the left (b) Third to the right
(c) Third to the left (d) Fifth to the right
(e) Second to the right
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Directions (36-40): Study the following information carefully and
Eight people viz. A, B, C, D, P, Q, R and S are sitting in a straight line.
They all are facing north. Each one of them has a different age i.e. 14,
16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 26 and 31 year, but not necessarily in the same order.
B sits at one of the extreme end of the row. There are three persons
sitting between C and Q. Q is neither 14 nor 19yr old. There are two
persons sitting between D and the person whose age is 23yr. Neither Q
nor D is the oldest person. Age difference of immediate neighbours of
D is 5yr. A sits right to the R, but not immediate right. There are three
persons sitting between B and the one whose age is 16yr. The one
whose age is 19yr sits third to the right of C. R sits to the right of B. Q
sits second to the right of the person whose age is 23yr. P sits
immediate left of the person whose age is 14yr. Q is not youngest
person. The one, whose age is 31yr in not immediate neighbour of the
youngest person, C is not the fourth oldest person.
36. Who sits second to the right of D?
(a) A (b) S (c) P
(d) R (e) None of these
37. How many person sits between the person whose age is 31yr and
S?
(a) Four (b) Five (c) Three
(d) One (e) None of these
38. Who among the following person is 26yr old?
(a) R (b) D (c) C
(d) S (e) None of these
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Year: SBI PO PRE-2017
Directions (41-45): Study the following information to answer the
given questions:
Twelve people are sitting in two parallel rows containing six people
each, in such a way that there is an equal distance between adjacent
persons. In row-1 P, Q, R, S, T and V are seated and all of them are facing
South. In row-2 A, B, C, D, E and F are seated and all of them are facing
North. Therefore, in the given seating arrangement each member
seated in a row faces another member of the other row.
S sits third to right of Q. Either S or Q sits at an extreme end of the line.
The one who faces Q sits second to right of E. Two people sit between
B and F. Neither B nor F sits at an extreme end of the line. The
immediate neighbour of B faces the person who sits third to left of P. R
and T are immediate neighbours of each other. C sits second to the left
of A. T does not face the immediate neighbour of D.
41. Who amongst the following sit at extreme ends of the rows?
(a) S, D (b) Q, A (c) V, C
(d) P, D (e) Q, F
42. How many persons are seated between V and R?
(a) One (b) Two (c) Three
(d) Four (e) None
43. P is related to A in the same way as S is related to B based on the
given arrangement. To which of the following is T related to,
following the same pattern?
(a) C (b) D (c) E
(d) F (e) None of these
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45. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the
given arrangement and so form a group. Which is the one that
does not belong to that group?
(a) A-T (b) B-T (c) F-P
(d) C-V (e) E-Q
Year: RRB PO PRE-2017
Directions (46-50): Study the following information carefully and
Ten persons are sitting in 2 parallel rows containing 5 persons in each
row. In 1st row M, N, O, P and Q are seated and are facing south. In 2nd
row, U, V, X, Y and Z are seated and are facing north. Therefore in the
given seating arrangement, each member seated in a row faces another
member of the other row. They like different colours Red, Orange, Blue,
Brown, Black, White, Yellow, Pink, Peach, and Grey (not necessarily in
same order).
M doesn’t like brown and P likes black. Y sits third to the left of U, who
likes yellow. M faces immediate neighbour of Y, who likes orange. The
one who likes peach sits at extreme end. O sits second to the right of M.
The one who likes red faces the one who likes pink but M doesn’t like
pink. Only one person sits between N and P. V and Z are immediate
neighbours. Z does not face M and N, who doesn’t like grey. The one
who faces U likes white. The one who faces an immediate neighbour of
Y likes brown.
46. How many persons are seated between N and the one who likes
white?
(a) None (b) One (c) Two
(d) Three (e) None of these
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(b) M sits at one of the extreme ends of the line.
(c) M likes black.
(d) P sits immediate left of M
(e) None of these
49. Who amongst the following pair sits exactly in the middle of the
rows?
(a) M, Z (b) P, Y (c) None of these
(d) U, N (e) M, V
50. V likes which of the following colour?
(a) Brown (b) Pink (c) Black
(d) White (e) None of these

Direction (1-5):

4. (c); 5. (c);

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## 11. (d); 12. (b) ; 13. (d);

14. (c); 15. (a);

Directions (16-20):

## 16. (b); 17. (d); 18. (a);

19. (d); 20. (c);

Directions (21-25):

## 21. (b); 22. (d); 23. (d);

24. (c); 25. (d);

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34. (a); 35. (b);

Directions (36-40):

## 36. (d); 37. (a); 38. (c);

39. (b); 40. (d);

Direction (41-45):

## 41. (d); 42. (b); 43. (b);

44. (c); 45. (e);

Directions (46-50):

## 46. (c); 47. (e); 48. (d);

49. (e); 50. (b);
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to the right of O.M, is second to the right of Q, who is at one of the ends.
V is the immediate neighbor of M and N and third to the left of S.T is to
the immediate left of P and third to the right of U.
1. Who is sitting in the middle of the row?
(a) O (b) U (c) N
(d) S (e) None of these
2. Which of the following group of friends is sitting to the right of S?
(a) UNVM (b) UOTQR (c) OTQR
(d) OTPR (e) None of these
3. Which of the following sits to the immediate left of M?
(a) W (b) V (c) N
(d) U (e) None
4. Which of the following statements is true in the above sitting
arrangement?
(a) There are three students between Q and S.
(b) S and O are neighbours who are sitting to the immediate right
of T.
(c) N is sitting b/w V and U
(d) W is sitting b/w M and V
(e) None of these
5. If Q and P, O and N, M and T and W and R interchange their
positions, which of the following pair of students is sitting at the
end?
(a) P and Q (b) Q and R (c) P and W
(d) W and R (e) None of these

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in the same order.
S is standing at the fifth position to the left of O. Journalist is standing
at the third position to the right of S. R is standing at the fifth position
to the right of M. Q is standing second to the left of N. Engineer is
standing at the second position to the left of P. Three persons are sitting
between Engineer and Singer. Clerk is to the immediate left of Engineer.
Businessman is to the immediate right of manager.
6. Who among the following is sitting second to the right of Manager?
(a) O (b) N (c) Businessman
(d) Probationary officer (e) None of these
7. Who among the following are the immediate neighbors of Singer?
(c) Journalist and Probationary officer
(e) None of these
8. Who among the following is sitting exactly in the middle of the
row?
(a) R (b) Businessman (c) O
(d) Journalist (e) Manager
9. Who is sitting at the left end of the row?
(a) M (b) N (c) O
(d) P (e) None of these
10. How many persons are there to the left of Journalist?
(a) One (b) Two (c) Three
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Both the immediate neighbours of L face north. K sits second to left of
Z. Z is not an immediate neighbor of L. Neither Z nor G sits at the
extreme end of the line. G faces opposite direction to F. Both the
immediate neighbors of G face north. E sits second to the left of I.
Immediate neighbours of F face opposite directions (i.e. if one
neighbour of F faces North then the other faces South and vice-versa).
Immediate neighbours of K face opposite directions (i.e., if one
neighbor of K faces North then the other faces South and vice-versa).
People sitting at the extreme ends face the opposite directions (i.e., if
one person faces North then the other faces South and vice-versa). F
faces to south direction. E does not sit near to L.
11. Which of the following pairs represents immediate neighbours of
the persons seated at the two extreme ends of the line?
(a) I, A (b) K, I (c) E, Z
(d) F, Z (e) L, K
12. How many person are seated between K and A?
(a) Four (b) More than four (c) One
(d) Three (e) Two
13. If each of the persons is made to sit in alphabetical order from right
to left the positions of how many will remain unchanged as
compared to the original seating arrangement?(Including D)
(a) One (b) Two (c) Four
(d) None (e) Three
14. Who amongst the following sits exactly between I and K?
(a) G (b) F (c) I
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each, in such a way that there is an equal distance between adjacent
persons. In row-1 M, N, O, Z, X and Y are seated and all of them are facing
south. In row-2 P, Q, R, S, T and V are seated and all of them are facing
north. Therefore, in the given seating arrangement each member
seated in a row faces another member of the other row. Also any row’s
six members are related to each other in a family tree of three
generation. There are two married couple in the family.
V sits third to right of S. S faces Z’s sister and Z’s sister does not sit at
any of the extreme ends of the line. Z, who is the grandson of O, sits
third to right of O. R faces M’s wife. The one facing N’s husband sits third
to right of P. N and P do not sit at the extreme ends of the line. M is the
father-in-law of X. T is not an immediate neighbour of V and N’s father
is not an immediate neighbor of O, who has only one child who is a girl.
16. Who amongst the following represent the people sitting at
extreme ends of the rows?
(a) RY (b) TM (c) ZR
(d) OQ (e) SM
17. How is Y related to the one, who sits immediate right of X?
(a) Son (b) Granddaughter (c) Son-in-law
(d) Grandson (e) None of these
18. Who amongst the following faces N’s son?
(a) T (b) P (c) Q
(d) R (e) None of these
19. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and thus form
a group, which is the one that does not belong to that group?
(a) Z (b) S (c) V
(d) T (e) N’s father
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bench and facing towards South. All the employees have birthday in
same year of different month. These months are January, February,
March, April, May, June, July and August.
D does not have his birthday in August. The one, who sits at extreme
end, has birthday in January. D sits 3rd right of the one whose birthday
is in January, who is neighbor of G. There are 3 person sit between D
and C. The persons who have birthday in the month whose starting
letter is M, sits together. C has birthday in May. G sits immediate left of
the one whose birthday is in April. H and J sit together but both have
not birthday in March. The one whose birthday is in July is immediate
right of the one whose birthday is in August. J has not birthday in July.
I does not sit to immediate left or right of H. The immediate right of the
one who sits at extreme end, has birthday in June. F has birthday in
January.
21. In which month I has birthday?
(a) February (b) March (c) April
(d) August (e) July
22. Who sits immediate left of C?
(a) H (b) J (c) G
(d) F (e) E
23. How many person sit between the one who has birthday is in
March and I?
(a) Three (b) Four (c) One
(d) No one (e) None of these
24. Who among the following has birthday is in February?
(a) G (b) C (c) F
(d) D (e) E
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There are eight members A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, all are seated in row and
facing to north (but not necessarily in the same order). They like
different numbers i.e. 60, 55, 121, 36, 18, 30, 37, and 17 (but not
necessarily n the same order).
The one, who likes a prime number, sits third from left end of the row
and F is the immediate neighbour of the person who sits third from the
left end. A and C are immediate neighbors of each other. H, sits 2nd to
the left of B. The one, who sits 2nd to the right of the one, who likes 36
number, likes the palindrome number which is divisible by 11. The one
who likes 60 sits 5th left of the one, who likes 121. B sits at extreme end
of the row. F likes a number which is a perfect square but not a
palindrome number. The number which is liked by A is double of the
number which is liked by C. B sits 4th to the right of F. G likes the number
which is half of the number, which is liked by F. G sits left of both B and
H. B likes a palindrome number which is divisible by both 11 and 5. D
sits right to F and D does not like the prime number which is less than
35.
26. Which of the followings sits 2nd right to the person, who sits 3rd left
of H?
(a) G (b) D
(c) The one who likes 18 number.
(d) Both (a) and (c) (e) None of these
27. F likes which of the following number?
(a) Two times of the number which is liked by G
(b) 121 (c) 37 (d) 55
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(d) None of these
(e) All are true
30. Which of the following is F's position with respect to H?
(a) Immediate right (b) Immediate left
(c) Second to the left (d) Second to the right
(e) None of these
Directions (31-35): These questions are based on the following
information.
Eight persons A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting in a row. Some persons
are facing to North and the remaining are facing to South. The following
information is known about them. D sits third to the left of E, neither of
them sit at any end. Two persons sit between E and H. B sits to the
immediate left of H and both of them face the same direction. A, who is
sister of D and mother of E sits second to the left of G, both of them face
different directions. D is married to B. C is not adjacent to D, but C and
D face the same direction as G, who is daughter of A. F who is father of
G sits second to the right of C, who is son of D and F face north. B, who
is son of H and F are not adjacent to each other. No three persons sitting
in consecutive positions face the same direction. F has only one son and
only one daughter.
31. What is the relationship between the persons who is immediate
left and right of B?
(a) Father & Son
(b) Grandfather & Grandson
(c) Grandmother & Grandson
(d) Cannot be determined (e) None of these
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(d) B and E face North.
(e)None of these
34. Who among the following person sits third to the right of A?
(a) B (b) E (c) D
(d) C (e) None of these
35. Who among them are facing to South?
(a) C and G (b) D and C (c) A and B
(d) A and C (e) None of these

## Directions (36-40): Study the information carefully and answer the

questions given below.
There are 6 friends J, K, L, M, N and O is sitting in a row facing north.
They all are sitting at equal distance between two persons. But not
necessary in the same order.
J sits 10m. to the left of K who is walking 5m. toward south direction
then take right turn and walk 10m. then again take a right turn and
walk to reach J. M sits 5m. to the immediate left of L who is 15m. from
K (from initial position). N starts walking towards north from his initial
position, after walking of 7m. he takes a left turn than after 10m. of
walking he reached point Y than turn left and reach O. N is not an
immediate neighbor of M.
36. What is the shortest distance from point J to Y?
(a) √64m. (b) 74m. (c) 2√37𝑚.
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39. If L starts walking towards north after walking 7m. takes a right
turn than which point he reach first?
(a) N (b) O (c) J
(d) M (e) None of these
40. How many persons sit between J and O?
(a) One (b) Two (c) Three
(d) None (e) Five
Directions (41-45): Study the following information carefully and
Eight Students A, B, C, D, M, N, O, and P are sitting in a straight line but
not necessarily in the same order. Some of them are facing north while
some are facing south and not more than two adjacent students face the
same direction. All of them got different marks in an examination i.e.
400, 371, 525, 325, 153, 424, 225 and 261 but not necessarily in the
same order. They all have different heights but not necessarily in the
same order.
Note: - The one who got highest marks is the tallest among them.
C got 225 marks and he is the 5th tallest Student. A is taller than N and
B but shorter than P and M. The immediate neighbour of P faces
opposite directions. B sits one of the extreme end and does not get 325
in the exam. Only three students are taller than O. The students sitting
on the extreme ends faces opposite directions. P got an odd
palindromic number and sits 3rd to the right of B. C sits 3rd to the left of
A, who is an immediate neighbour of the student who got an Armstrong
number and P. A faces south direction. D got a palindromic number and
sits immediate right of C. N got 261 marks sits immediate left of M, who
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student. N does not faces south direction. O got the lowest number in

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42. The one, who sits immediate right of P got how many marks in the
exam?
(a) 525 (b) 371 (c) 325
(d) 225 (e) None of the above
43. How many students faces south direction?
(a) One (b) Two
(c) More than Three (d) Data inadequate (e) Three
44. Who among the following is the 6th tallest student?
(a) A (b) B (c) D
(d) M (e) N
45. If A’s height is 172 cm then what will be the possible height of M?
(a) 170 cm (b) 171 cm (c) 168 cm
(d) 175 cm (e) 171.5 cm
Directions (46-50): Study the following information carefully and
Eight friends M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T are seating in a row. Four of them are
facing north and rests are facing south direction (but not necessarily in
the same order.) All of them play different games i.e. Football,
(but not necessarily in the same order). No 2 successive friends
according to alphabetical series sit together except P and Q (means A
can’t sit with B and C can’t sit with D and so on).
S is not an immediate neighbor of Q and doesn’t sit at extreme end. S
and P face opposite direction of N. The one who plays polo sits 3rd right
of N. T sits 3rd to the right of Q who doesn’t play football and basketball.
M sits 3rd right of T. The one who plays basketball doesn’t face north
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and doesn’t sit at extreme end of the row. N is not an immediate

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neighbor of R and plays hockey. The one who plays volleyball sits

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47. Who among the following plays Football?
(a) R (b) Q (c) N
(d) M (e) None of these
48. The one who plays polo faces in which direction?
(a) South (b) North (c) Same as N faces
(d) No one (e) Both (b) and (c)
49. What is the position of R with respect to S?
(a) 3rd to the right (b) 2nd to the left
(c) 3rd to the left (d) Can’t be determined
(e) Other than those given as options
50. S plays which of the following game?
(a) Football (b) Basketball (c) Chess
(d) Hockey (e) None is true

Direction-(1-5):

## 1. (b); U is sitting in the middle of the row.

2. (d); OTPR are sitting right of S
3. (a);
4. (c); N is sitting b/w V and U
5. (c); P and W will be sitting at the two ends if the positions as given
in the question are interchanged.
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Direction (11-15): It is given that L sits fourth to left of A. A sits at one
of the extreme ends of the line so there can be two possibilities.
Case-1 When A faces south, both the immediate neighbours of L face
north. K sits second to left of Z. Z is not an immediate neighbor
of L. Neither Z nor G sits at the extreme end of the line so Z sits
immediate left to A and faces south. G faces opposite direction
to F. Both the immediate neighbors of G face north. Immediate
neighbours of F face opposite directions. Immediate
neighbours of K face opposite directions. F faces to south
direction so F sits immediate left to Z.E sits second to the left of
I so G sits second to the right to L but it is given that E does not
sit near to L so this case will be eliminated.

## Case-2 When A faces north, both the immediate neighbours of L face

north. K sits second to left of Z. Z is not an immediate neighbor
of L. Neither Z nor G sits at the extreme end of the line so Z sits
immediate left to A and faces north. G faces opposite direction
to F. Both the immediate neighbors of G face north. Immediate
neighbours of F face opposite directions. Immediate
neighbours of K face opposite directions. F faces to south
direction so F sits immediate left to E.E sits second to the left
of I so G sits second to the left to A.L faces south, so the final
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complete blood relation tree from some given points.
Points are like as, Z’s sister, Z, who is the grandson of O. M’s wife, N’s
husband. M is the father-in-law of X. N’s father. O, who has only one
daughter. From those points we deduce the following blood relation
tree.

## From the other conditions we try to complete linear arrangement. V

sits third to right of S. S faces Z’s sister and Z’s sister does not sit at any
of the extreme ends of the line. R faces M’s wife. Hence R faces O. Z sits
third right of O. Hence there are three possibilities for the position of O.
Case-1

Case-2

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From the conditions, the one facing N’s husband sits third to right of P.
N and P do not sit at the extreme ends of the line. So case-3 is
eliminated. Case-1 and Case-2 is continued.
Case-1

Case-2

## From the rest conditions, T is not an immediate neighbour of V and N’s

father is not an immediate neighbor of O. Hence M is not immediate
neighbour of O, so case-1 is eliminated. Case-2 is continued. N does not
sit extreme end of the row, so final arrangement are-

## 16. (b); 17. (b); 18. (a);

19. (b); 20. (d);

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and D sits right of it.

Now, There are 3 person sit between D and C. The one who has birthday
in the month whose starting letter is M, sit together. C has birthday in
May. The months whose name’s starting letter is M, are March and May.

## G sits immediate left of the one whose birthday is in April. The

immediate right of the who sits at extreme end, has birthday in June
and F has birthday in January.

## H and J sit together but both have not birthday in March.

The one whose birthday is in July is immediate right of the one whose
birthday is in August.
D’s Birthday is not in August.

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Direction (26-30): From the given condition, the one, who likes a
prime number, sits third from left end of the row, so either the one who
likes 37 or who likes 17 sits 3rd from the left end.
From the conditions, The one, who likes a prime number and sits third
from left end of the row and F are immediate neighbor of each other. B,
sits 4th to the right of F. F likes a number which is perfect square but not
a palindrome number. H sits 2nd to the left of B.B, the one who likes a
palindrome number which is divisible by both 11 and 5. Palindrome
number is a number that remains same when its digits are reversed so
the number is 55. The one, who sits 2nd right of the one, who likes 36
numbers likes the palindrome number which is divisible by 11. We
have 4 cases from the above conditions.

But from the given condition, B sits at extreme end of the row, so case
III and case IV will be eliminated). Only case I and case II will be
continued.
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From the given condition, D does not like the prime number which is
less than 35 so case II will be eliminated. Case- I will be final answer.
Sol.

## 26. (d); 27. (a); 28. (b);

29. (b); 30. (c);

Directions (31-35):
Step-1: D sits third to the left of E, neither of them sit at any end. Two
persons sit between E and H. B sits to the immediate left of H
and both of them face the same direction. D is married to B. A
,who is sister of D and mother of E. C is not adjacent to D. There
are two possibilities for sitting arrangement.

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direction. From this statement Case-1 will be eliminated.

## 31. (d); 32. (c); 33. (c);

34. (d); 35. (c);

Directions (36-40):
Step-1: J sits 10m. to the left of K who is walking 5m. Towards south
direction than take right turn and walk 10m. then again take a
right turn and walk to reach J. From the statement M sits 5m.
to the immediate left of L we came to know that because of
equal distance between two persons is same there must be 1
person is sitting between J and K.
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possibilities. And 15m. from K which means there are two
persons who are sitting between K and L.

## Step-3: N starts walking towards north after walking of 7m. he takes a

left turn than after 10m. of walking he reached point Y than
turn left and reach O. N is not an immediate neighbor of M.
From this statement Case-1 is not possible so it has eliminated.

## 36. (d); 37. (e); 38. (b);

39. (e); 40. (d);

Direction (41-45):
Step1: From the given definite conditions: - P got an odd palindromic
number and sits 3rd to the right of B. B sits one of the extreme
end and does not get 325 in the exam. The students sitting on
the extreme ends faces opposite directions. So from the above
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CASE 2:

Step2: From the given definite conditions: - C got 225 marks and he is
the 5th tallest Student. Only three students are taller than O, so
O is 4th tallest. D is third smallest student. N got 261 marks and
N is taller than B. The one who got highest marks is the tallest
among them hence P is the tallest among them as he gets the
highest marks in the exam. A is taller than N and B but shorter
than P and M, from these it is clear that A is third tallest and M
is 2nd tallest. So from the above given condition we can deduce
the arrangement of their heights
P(525)>M >A >O > C(225)> D > N (261) > B
Step3: As it is given that, D got a palindromic number which is 424 as
there is only two palindromic number and 525 is acquired by
P. D sits immediate right of C. D sits 3rd to the right of P. A faces
south direction and C sits 3rd to the left of A, who sits between
the students who got an Armstrong number and P. C faces
south direction. From these given conditions Case two will be
eliminated. Now it is given that, N faces North direction as N
does not face south direction and O got the lowest number in
the exam i.e. O got 153 marks. O and D faces the same direction
as N so O and D faces north direction. N got 261 marks sits
immediate left of M, who got an Armstrong number so M got
371 marks. M faces south direction. B sits one of the extreme
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41. (a); 42. (c); 43. (e);
44. (c); 45. (d);

Direction (46-50):
(i) P sits at extreme end of the row and plays badminton. No 2
successive friends according to alphabetical series sit together
except P and Q. T sits 3rd to the right of Q who doesn’t play football
and basketball, Q faces either north or south. M sits 3rd right of T.
S in not an immediate neighbor of Q and doesn’t sit at extreme end,
S can’t sit with T so only 1 place for S which is shown below in 2
cases.
(ii) R plays cricket, R’s position will be fixed. M sits 3rd right of T, T will
face north and south in case-2 and case-1 respectively. N is not an
immediate neighbor of R and plays hockey. The one who plays
polo sits 3rd right of N, hence N will face north and south in case-1
and case-2 respectively.
(iii) S and P face opposite direction of N. The one who plays volleyball
sits immediate right of the one who plays hockey, T will play
volleyball, so Q will play chess.
CASE 1:

CASE 2:

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## LINEAR MAINS PREVIOUS YEAR QUESTION

Directions (1-5) : Study the following information to answer the given
questions :
Twelve people are sitting in two parallel rows containing six people
each, in such a way that there is an equal distance between adjacent
persons. In row-1 L, M, N, O, P and Q are seated and all of them are
facing South. In row-2 U, V, W, X, Y and Z are seated and all of them are
facing North. Therefore, in the given seating arrangement each member
seated in a row faces another member of the other row.
O sits third to right of M. Either O or M sits at an extreme end of the line.
The one who faces M sits second to right of Y. Two people sit between
V and Z. Neither V nor Z sits at an extreme end of the line. The
immediate neighbour of V faces the person who sits third to left of L. N
and P are immediate neighbours of each other. W sits second to the left
of U. P does not face the immediate neighbour of X.
1. Who amongst the following sit at extreme ends of the rows ?
(a) O, X (b) Q, U (c) Q, W
(d) L, X (e) M, Z
2. How many persons are seated between Q and N?
(a) One (b) Two (c) Three
(d) Four (e) None

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(b) M is an immediate neighbour of P
(c) Z faces the one who is second to right of P
(d) P sits at one of the extreme ends of the line
(e) M sits second to the right of P
5. How many persons are seated between U and X ?
(a) One (b) Two (c) Three
(d) Four (e) None
Directions (6-10): Study the following carefully to answer the given
questions.
Eight friends H, I, J, K, L, M, N and O are sitting in a row facing north. All
of them belong to different countries viz. United states, Afghanistan,
Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Mangolia, Japan and China. There is only
one person between J and one who belong to Japan. N is neither an
immediate neighbour of J nor he belong to Nepal. H sits fourth to the
left of the one who belong to Japan but she does not belong to
Afghanistan. The person who belongs to Mangolia is sits third to the
right of the one who belong to Nepal and sits on the immediate right of
H.
The one who belong to Nepal sits at one of the extreme ends of the row.
I does not belong to Nepal. M is an immediate neighbour of both N and
J. O sits at one of the extreme end of the row but he does not belong to
Nepal. The one who belong to China sits second to the right of the one
who belong to Bangladesh. The one who belong to Mangolia and
Afghanistan are immediate neighbours. L sits third to the left of J and
belong to Bhutan. There is only one person sitting between the one who
belong to Bhutan and Mangolia.
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(c) One who belong to United state
(d) One who belong to Nepal
(e) None of these
8. Who among the following belong to Bangladesh?
(a) O (b) N (c) M
(d) L (e) None of these
9. N belongs to which of the following country?
(a) United state (b) Mangolia (c) United state
(d) Japan (e) None of these
10. The one who belong to United state is sitting ?
(a) Immediate right of the one who belong to Nepal
(b) Immediate left of the one who belong to Mangolia
(c) Immediate right of the one who belong to Bhutan
(d) Immediate right of the one who belong to Afghanistan
(e) Both (b) and (c)
Directions (11-15): Study the following information carefully to
Eight famous doctors D, F, H, J, K, M, O and Q are from different
hospitals, viz. Fortis, Dharamshila, Metro, Kailash, Appolo, AIIMS,
Hinduja and Batra, are sitting in two parallel rows containing four
doctors in each row, in such a way that there is an equal distance
between adjacent doctors. In row 1, D, F, H and J are sitting and all of
them are facing north. In row 2, K, M, O and Q are sitting and all of them
are facing south. Therefore, in the given seating arrangement each
member sitting in a row faces another member of the other row. (All

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that doctor is not D. The doctors from Dharamshila and Metro are not
sitting at the extreme ends. M sits on the immediate left of the person
from Appolo. Doctors from Kailash and AIIMS are immediate
neighbours. O and F are not sitting at any of the ends. J faces the one
who is sitting on the immediate right of the doctor from AIIMS. K is not
from AIIMS or Kailash.
11. Which of the following statements is true regarding the doctor
from Batra?
(a) The doctor is sitting at the immediate right of the doctor who
is from Appolo
(b) The doctor is sitting opposite to the left of the doctor who is
from Hinduja
(c) The doctor is sitting opposite to the right of the doctor who is
from Metro
(d) The doctor is sitting at the centre
(e) None of these
12. Which of the following statements is false regarding J?
(a) J is from Hinduja.
(b) J is sitting at one of the extreme ends.
(c) J is on the immediate left of the doctor who is from Metro.
(d) J is sitting opposite the doctor from AIIMS.
(e) All are true
13. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the
given seating arrangement and thus form a group. Which is the one
that does not belong to that group?
(a) Fortis (b) Q (c) Batra
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15. Who is sitting between Q and the doctor from Dharamshila when
the doctor from Apollo interchange its position to the doctor
sitting at its opposite?
(a) The doctor who is from Metro
(b) K and the doctor from AIIMS
(c) The doctor who faces the one who is from AIIMS
(d) The doctor who faces the one who is from Metro
(e) None of these
Year: IBPS PO -2014

## Directions (16-20): These questions are based on the following

information.
Eight persons A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting in a row. Some persons
are facing to North and the remaining are facing to South. The following
(i) D sits third to the left of E, neither of them sit at any end.
(ii) Two persons sit between E and H.
(iii) B sits to the immediate left of H and both of them face the same
direction.
(iv) A sits second to the left of G, both of them face different directions.
(v) C is not adjacent to D, but C and D face the same direction as G.
(vi) F sits second to the right of C and faces North.
(vii) B and F are not adjacent to each other.
(viii)No three persons sitting in consecutive positions face the same
direction.
16. What is the respective ratio of the persons who are facing North to
the number of persons who are facing South?
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(b) D and F face different directions.
(c) H and G sit at the ends.
(d) B and E face North.
(e) None of these
19. Who among the following person sits third to the right of A?
(a) B (b) E (c) D
(d) C (e) None of these
20. Who among them are facing to South?
(a) C and G (b) D and C (c)A and B
(d) A and C (e) None of these
Year: IBPS PO MAINS-2015

## Directions (21-25): Study the information carefully and answer the

questions given below.
Ten persons are sitting in twelve seats in two parallel rows containing
five people each, in such a way that there is an equal distance between
adjacent persons. In row 1, A, B, C, D and E are seated and all of them
are facing south, and in row 2, P, Q, R, S and T are sitting and all of them
are facing north. One seat is vacant in each row. Therefore, in the given
seating arrangement each member seated in a row faces another
member of the other row. All of them like a different colour i.e. Red,
Green, Pink, Blue, Purple, White, Black, Grey, Violet and Yellow.
• S sits third to the right of R and likes Blue colour.
• Only two people sit between Q and Vacant seat.
• Q does not like Purple and Pink colour.
• E is not an immediate neighbour of C.
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• Neither S nor R sits at an extreme ends. D faces R.
• Vacant seats are not opposite to each other.
• Two persons sit between C and B, who sits third right of the one,
who likes Black colour.
• The one who likes Violet colour faces the one, who likes Blue
colour.
• The person who likes Red colour and Grey colour are adjacent to
each other.
• Vacant seat of row-1 is not an immediate neighbour of D.
• Q sits at one of the extreme ends.
• R does not like Red and Grey colour.
• Vacant seat of row-1 does not face S also does not sit at any of the
extreme ends.
21. Who sits second to right of the one, who faces vacant seat of Row-
2?
(a) S (b) B (c) T
(d) E (e) None of these
22. Which of the following colour does T like?
(a) Yellow (b) Green (c) Pink
(d) Grey (e) Red
23. E is related to vacant seat of row-1 in the same way as T is related
to P. So, following the same pattern vacant seat of row-2 is related
to which of the following?
(a) Q (b) D (c) R
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(d) P sits at one of the extreme ends of the line.
(e) P faces vacant seat of row-1.
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the given questions.
Twelve friends are sitting in two parallel rows containing six people
each in such a way that there is equal distance between adjacent
persons. In row 1 A, B, C, D, E and F are seated and all of them are facing
north and in row 2 P, Q, R, S, T and U, are seated and are facing south,
but not necessarily in the same order.
There are four persons sits to the right of R. R’s daughter is immediate
neighbour of the one, who faces R. There are one person sits between
R’s son and R’s daughter. Q is married to F. R’s son-in-law sits third to
the left of the one, who faces the person, who is immediate left of A’s
brother. Two persons sit between S and T. R’s brother sits second to the
right of R’s sister. S does not sit one of the extreme ends. A is brother-
in-law of B. A’s father sits second to the right of A’s brother. E is married
to S. only one person sits between A’s brother and R’s mother. R’s son-
in-law does not sit one of the extreme ends. A’s sister-in-law faces S. A’s
sister-in-law sits third to the left of R’s daughter. P faces E, who sits one
of the extreme left end. B sits third to the right of E. Q sits immediate
right of the person, who faces R’s wife. R’s mother sits third to the left
of the one, who faces the one, who sits immediate right of R’s son-in-
law. R’s brother-in-law sits fourth to the left of R’s wife. C sits diagonally
opposite to the one, who is immediate right of U. A is son-in-law of D.
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28. Who sits second to the left of the one, who faces the person, who
sits second to the left of P?
(a) R’s brother (b) Q (c) None are true
(d) A (e) S’s husband
29. Who is the niece of P?
(a) B (b) T’s son (c) Q’s wife
(d) Q’s sister-in-law (e) Q
30. If P related to A’s sister-in-law in the same way as Q related to R’s
daughter. U is related to which of the following according to the
same pattern?
(a) R’s brother (b) C’s brother (c) F
(d) A (e) None of these
Year: IBPS PO MAINS-2016

## Directions (31-35): Study the following information carefully and

Seven cars A, B, C, D, E, I, H are parked in a linear row facing north in
such a way that no two cars parked with each other of according to
alphabetical order (for ex- A is not parked with B, B is not parked with
A and C and so on).
Some cars either of Petrol or some are Diesel variant. I is third to the
left of A. More than three cars are parked between the petrol cars. E is
second to the right of B. H is a diesel car and parked at one of the
extreme end. C is a diesel car and parked forth to the right of D. All the
cars are arranged in ascending order according to the distance covered
by them from left to right. Car B covers 27km and Car C cover 40km. H
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(d) 31km (e) 25km
33. Which among the following cars are parked at extreme ends?
(a) D, E (b) H, B (c) H, D
(d) D, B (e) None of these
34. Which among the following car is parked immediate left of car C?
(a) E (b) H (c) D
(d) A (e) None of these
35. How many cars are parked in between car B and car H?
(a) Four (b) Three (c) Five
(d) Two (e) None of these
Year: RRB PO MAINS-2017

## Directions (36-40): Study the following information carefully and

Seven persons are sitting in a straight line. Four of them are facing
south and remaining of them are facing north. They also like different
fruits Apple, banana, grapes, guava, kiwi, mango and orange but not
necessarily in the same order. Those seven people are also sitting in
alphabetical order from left end (Consecutively).
The person who likes grapes sits second to the left of P. Two persons
sit between the one who likes grapes and the one who likes banana. The
immediate neighbours of the one who likes banana face opposite
directions (i.e; if one faces to north then the other faces to south vice
versa). Q likes kiwi. The one who likes mango sits second to the right to
Q. Only one person sits between R and the one who likes guava. The
persons who like banana and Apple are immediate neighbours. The one
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who likes orange third to the right of the person who likes Mango. Q

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37. Who among the following faces south direction?
(a) P (b) Q (c) T
(d) N (e) None of these
38. Which of the following fruit does O like?
(a) Apple (b) Banana (c) Grapes
(d) Kiwi (e) None of these
39. If apple is related to T, Banana is related to S then kiwi is related
to whom?
(a) P (b) Q (c) R
(d) S (e) None of these.
40. Which of the following combination is true?
(a) O-Apple (b) P-Banana (c) Q-orange
(d) R-grapes (e) S-guava
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1. (d); 2. (b); 3. (b);
4. (c); 5. (b);
Direction (6-10):

## 6. (b); 7. (a); 8. (c);

9. (d); 10. (e);

Directions (11-15):

## 11. (e); 12. (d); 13. (b);

14. (d); 15. (d);

Direction (16-20):

## 16. (b); 17. (c); 18. (c);

19. (d); 20. (c);

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24. (d); 25. (e);

Direction (26-30):

## 26. (c); 27. (e); 28. (e);

29. (d); 30. (b);

Directions (31-35):

## 31. (c); 32. (d); 33. (c);

34. (a); 35. (a);

Directions (36-40):

## 36. (e); 37. (a); 38. (b);

39. (b); 40. (d);
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Eight people viz. A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting in a straight line

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must join the office on different months viz. January, February, March,
April, May, June, July and August but not necessarily in the same order.
I. G sits third to the right of the person who joins in May. The person
who joins in August sits second to the right of G. A and E are
immediate neighbours of each other. Neither A nor E is an
immediate neighbour of G
II. H sits third to the right of the person whose joining date is in
January. Neither A nor E has joining dates in January. H's joining
date is not in August.
III. Only two people sit between E and the person whose joining date
is in July. The person whose joining date is in February sits to the
immediate left of D.
IV. Only one person sits between E and B. C joins on one of the months
before July and sits to the immediate left of B who is an immediate
neighbour of F. E joins after April. G joins after A, who joins in
March.
1. On which of the following months does H join the office?
(a) April (b) June (c) July
(d) February (e) March
2. Who amongst the following sits exactly between E and B?
(a) The person whose joining date is in May
(b) The person whose joining date is in January
(c) D
(d) A
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(b) D is sitting third to the right of the person whose joining date
in July
(c) E and B are immediate neighbours of D
(d) D's joining date is in May
(e) None of these
5. Who amongst the following has joining date in June?
(a) F (b) E (c) G
(d) D (e) C
Directions (6-10): Study the following information carefully and
Eight persons A, B, C, D, E, F, G and K sit in a row. Some faces north and
the remaining faces south. The following information is known about
them. D sits third to the left of E, neither of them sits at any end.
Two persons sit between E and K. B sits to the immediate left of K and
both of them face the same direction. A sits second to the left of G, both
of them face different directions. C is not adjacent to D, but C and D face
the same direction as G. F sits second to the right of C and faces north.
B and F are not adjacent to each other. No three persons sitting in
consecutive positions face the same direction.
6. What is the respective ratio of the persons who are facing north to
the number of persons who are facing south?
(a) 5 : 3 (b) 1 : 1 (c) 3 : 5
(d) Cannot be determined (e) None of these
7. How many persons sit between B and F?
(a) Three (b) Two (c) One
(d) Four (e) None of these
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9. What is the position of A with respect to K?
(a) Immediate right (b) Third to the right
(c) Fourth to the left (d) Fifth to the left
(e) Second to the right
10. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence they
form a group. Which one of the following does not belong to that
group?
(a) D (b) G (c) K
(d) F (e) C
Direction (11-15): Read the following information carefully and
Ten employees of a company namely M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U and V are
going for a team lunch in a restaurant. These ten friends are sitting in
two rows in such a way that five persons in each row and each person
from one row exactly faces a person from the other row but not
necessarily in the same order. Also each person live on different floors
i.e. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th floors, but not necessarily
in the same order. They all are sitting in such a way that the person who
lives in odd number floor is not opposite to another person who live on
odd number floor and no two persons who live on even number floor
R lives on 8th floor and is not sitting in the same row in which the
person, who lives on 4th and 6th floors, is sitting. P and Q are adjacent to
the person, who lives on 6th floor, but the person P is not sitting at an
end. S lives on 5th floor and is not sitting in the same row in which the
person, who lives on 3rd and 6th floors, is sitting. M is neither adjacent
nor opposite to S and O. R is sitting at the right end of the row and facing
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11. If the person O is adjacent to the person T, then on which of the
following floor does the person, who is sitting opposite to the
person who lives on 4th floor, live?
(a) 7th floor (b) 5th floor (c) 1st floor
(d) 2nd floor (e) Can’t be determined
12. Which of the following combination is definitely correct?
(a) M-3rd (b) Q -1st (c) N- 2nd
(d) U- 4th (e) P- 7th
13. Choose the correct combination of the persons, who are adjacent
to the person N?
(a) R, O (b) O, T (c) S, T
(d) S, O (e) None of these
14. Who among the following person sits second to the left of P?
(a) M (b) U (c) V
(d) Q (e) None of these
15. Who among the following person lives on 10th floor?
(a) R (b) S (c) O
(d) N (e) None of these
Directions (16-20): Read the following information carefully and
Ten friends i.e. D, R, G, S, P, T, L, C, O and Y sit in a restaurant for dinner
purpose on two parallel rows. Each row contains six seats. At row 1, S,
P, O, G and Y sit, facing towards South and one seat is vacant. Similarly
T, R, C, D and L sit at row 2, facing North and again one seat is vacant.
They have different branded phones i.e. Jio, Iphone, LG, MI, Lava,
Lenovo, Nokia, Redmi, Karbon and Intex, but not in same order.
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immediate neighbor of Vacant seat. The one who has Redmi phone
faces the one who sits 2nd left of the one who has Intex mobile. There is
no friend sit between T and the one who has Intex mobile. Vacant seat
is not at any extreme end of the row. C sits 2nd left of L. The one who has
Jio phone faces the one who sits 3rd right of P. The one who has Nokia
faces the one who has LG phone who sits 2nd right of vacant seat. O faces
the vacant seat and does not have Lava phone.
16. Who among the following has Intex mobile phone?
(a) P (b) G (c) D
(d) T (e) L
17. How many friends sit between the one who has Iphone and the one
who faces the one who has LG phone?
(a) One (b) Two (c) Three
(d) Four (e) Five
18. Who among the following faces the one who sits immediate right
of the vacant seat of row 1?
(a) T (b) D (c) R
(d) C (e) L
19. If S is related to Lava and Y is related to C, then who is related to
R?
(a) Lava (b) L (c) Nokia
(d) O (e) D
20. Who among the following has Iphone?
(a) O (b) L (c) P
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necessarily in the same order.
A is the son of C and sits third to the left of B, who sits third to the right
of the one, who works on Power-point. H is the son-in-law of B. G works
on Excel and is the maternal grandmother of E. H sits at an extreme end
of the row. Both the persons sitting at the corner faces south direction.
D is the sister-in-law of the one who is married to C. A is an immediate
neighbour of H. B has only one daughter and B is married to the one,
who works on Excel. The son of B works on Project and is facing same
direction as that of B. C is the maternal uncle of E. C sits second to the
left of G, who is an immediate neighbour of her husband. The one who
works on One-note sits third to the right of the grandson of B. A has
only one cousin sister and he works on Visio. Mother and aunt of E are
immediate neighbours. The one, who works on Publisher, sits second
to the left of the one, who works on Access. The daughter-in-law of G
does not work on Power-point. The one, who works on Word, sits third
to the left of the one who works on Excel. The mother of C is not facing
north direction and is facing same direction as that of E.
21. Who sits to the second to the right of C?
(a) A (b) F (c) D
(d) G (e) None of the above
22. The one, who sits fourth to the left of F, works on which of the
following program?
(a) One-note (b) Excel (c) Publisher
(d) Word (e) None of the above
23. Who among the following person works on Access?
(a) B (b) F (c) G
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Directions (26-30): Study the following information carefully and
Seven persons of a family i.e. A, B, C, D, E, F and G are seated in a row,
four of them are facing to north and three of them are facing to south.
Also each of them goes market on different day’s i.e.-Saturday,
Wednesday, Sunday, Tuesday, Monday, Friday and Thursday. Both
persons who sit on corners face north. There are three generations in
the family.
G’s grandchild is seated fourth to the right of him, who is immediate left
of one who goes market on Sunday. B’s brother-in-law is seated third
to the left of one, who goes market on Thursday. B is the niece of F. The
one who goes market on Tuesday sits third to the right of E’s child. C is
neither the second generation person of the family nor father-in-law of
E. There are two persons between C’s daughter and G’s sister. The one
who goes market on Monday sits third to the left of D’s maternal
grandmother, who faces to south. E is the father of D and son-in-law of
G. The one who goes market on Saturday sits second to the left of C’s
sister-in-law, who is not near to one, who goes market on Wednesday.
E’s brother is seated at an extreme end but not near to E’s father-in-
law.
26. Who sits third to the left of G’s wife?
(a) No-one (b) E (c) B
(d) G (e) A
27. How many persons sit/s between A and his sister-in-law?
(a) Four (b)Five (c) One
(d) Two (e) None of these
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person, who goes market on Sunday?
(a) Uncle (b) Brother-in-law (c) Aunt
(d) Father (e) None of these
Directions (31-35): Read the following information carefully and
There are six bikes – P, Q, R, S, T, U – parked in a row facing north
direction, but not necessarily in the same order. The distances between
two adjacent bikes are successive multiples of five (i.e. if the distance
between the 1st and the 2nd bike is 5 m, 1st and the 3rd bike is 10 m and
between 1st and 4th bike is 15 m and so on.)
Information regarding all the bikes is:
I. Bike R is to the immediate right of P and the distance between
them is 25m.
II. Bike T is to the left of Bike U but not immediate left and the total
distance between them is 75m.
III. The person who has Bike Q takes his bike as he wants to go to his
office so he moves 32 m in south direction from there he turns to
his right and moves 12 m then he turns 90° in clockwise direction
and moves 16m and after walking 8 m in east direction, he finally
reached to his office.
IV. The total distance between bike T and P is a multiple of 11.
V. There is only one bike is parked to the right of Bike Q.
VI. If Bike S starts moving in north direction and after walking 18 m it
turns to the right and covers 45m before turning to right. After that
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(d) One (e) Three
33. How far is Bike V from Bike R?
(a) 25 m (b) 8 m
(c) They don’t align in the same straight line
(d) 32 m (e) 27 m
34. What is the position of the office of a person with respect to the
initial position of Bike Q?
(a) 5√34 m towards north-west
(b) 50 m towards north-east
(c) 4√17 m towards south-west
(d) 5√34 m towards south-east
(e) None of these
35. If Bike S starts moving in north direction from its initial position
and after walking 5 m it turns to the right and covers 45m and then
turns to left and moves 5m. Now how far and in which direction is
Bike S with respect to Bike T?
(a) 8√3 m towards north-west
(b) 30 m towards south-east
(c) 10√7 m towards north-east
(d) 10√10 m towards north-west
(e) None of these
Directions (36-40): Study the following information carefully and
Ten persons are sitting in two parallel rows containing five persons
each. In row 1, L, M, N, O and P are sitting and all of them are facing

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who sits at an extreme end, and P. H, who sits in the middle of the row,
is not an immediate neighbour of I, who is not from Goa. G is sitting at
an extreme end. P, from Kanpur, sits on the immediate right of the
person from Patna and faces the immediate neighbour of I. M is not
sitting at the extreme left end. H is not from Chennai. There is only one
person between N and O, who is from Lucknow. K, from Mumbai, is an
immediate neighbour of the person from Goa and does not face the
person from Bihar. J, who is from Delhi, is an immediate neighbour of
the person from Chennai, who in turn faces the immediate neighbour
of the person from Kanpur. There are two persons between the person
from Agra and the person from Bihar. M is not from Agra. L is not from
Pune.
36. L belongs to which of the following cities?
(a) Pune (b) Agra (c) Bihar
(d) None of these (e) can’t be determined
37. Who is from Pune?
(a) J (b) M (c) L
(d) H (e) can’t be determined
38. ‘Lucknow’ is related to 'Agra' in a certain way, based on their
seating positions. Then, Goa is related to whom, following the
same seating positions?
(a) Pune (b) Chennai (c) Patna
(d) Mumbai (e) Calgary
39. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on their
seating positions and so form a group. Which of the following is
different from the group?
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(d) The person who is from Chennai sits opposite the person from
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(e) All are true

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4. (b); 5. (b);

Direction (6-10):

9. (d); 10. (c);

## Direction (11-15): From the given conditions, R is sitting at the right

end of the row and facing to south. The person, who lives on 6th floor, is
sitting second from the right end of the row. P and Q are adjacent to the
person, who lives on 6th floor, but the person P is not sitting at an end.
R lives on 8th floor and is not sitting in the same row in which the

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same row in which the person, who lives on 3rd and 6th floors, is sitting;
hence S sits on that row in which R sits. O lives in odd number floor, but
not on 1st floor and is sitting in the same row with S. Q is sitting opposite
to the person, who lives on 2nd floor and lives neither on 3rd floor nor
1st floor. N lives in even number floor and sits opposite to the person,
who lives on 1st floor. Hence there are three possible case occur.

Now from the rest conditions, no two persons who live in even number
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floor, is not sitting to the left of person who lives on 7th floor, Q does not
live on 7th floor. Only two floors are left for Q i.e. 4th and 9th floors. The
person who lives in odd number floor is not opposite to another person
who lives in odd number floor. So M lives on 3rd floor. No two persons
who live in even number floor are adjacent to each other, So Q lives on
9th floor. And O lives on 7th floor. And the person, who lives on 4th floor,
sits immediate right of M.
The final arrangement are-

## 11. (b); 12. (a); 13. (d);

14. (a); 15. (d);

Directions (16-20): Sol. It is given that the one who has Lenovo sits at
2nd position of a row from left end. There are two persons sit between
D and vacant seat, which is immediate neighbor of the one who faces
the one who has Lenovo phone.

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Now, it is given, There are three seats between G and Y. Y faces the one
who sits 3rd right of R who has Karbon phone. The one who has Redmi
phone faces the one who sits 2nd left of the one who has Intex mobile.
There is no friend sit between T and the one who has Intex mobile. Now
for the Intex mobile phone, there will be two possibilities.
Case 1

Case 2

But it is given that C sits 2nd left of L also C and L sit in row 2. So Case 2
will be eliminated.

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The one who has Nokia faces the one who has LG phone who sits 2nd
right of vacant seat. O faces the vacant seat and does not have Lava
phone. Then our final answer is

## 16. (e); 17. (a); 18. (b);

19. (d); 20. (a);

## Direction (21-25): First we have to make the blood relation tree by

using the following conditions. A is the son of C. H is the son-in-law of
B. G works on Excel and is the maternal grandmother of E. D is the
sister-in-law of the one who is married to C. B has only one daughter
and is married to the one who works on Excel. C is the maternal uncle
of E. A has only one cousin sister and works on Visio. There are only
three married couple in the family.

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south direction. A is an immediate neighbour of H. A is the son of C and
sits third to the left of B who sits third to the right of the one who works
on Power-point. A has only one cousin sister and works on Visio. So
there will be two possible cases:

## C sits second to the left of G who is an immediate neighbour of her

husband. The one, who works on On-note, sits third to the right of the
grandson of B. The son of B works on Project and is facing same
direction as that of B. G works on Excel. The one, who works on Word,
sits third to the left of the one who works on Excel. Mother and aunt of
E are immediate neighbours.

## The daughter-in-law of G does not work on Power-point. The one who

works on Publisher sits second to the left of the one who works on
Access. Four of them are facing north and four of them are facing south
direction. The mother of C is not facing north direction and is facing

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24. (a); 25. (a);

## Directions (26-30): From the given conditions, first we try to

complete blood relation tree.
We have some given points in the conditions. By using these points we
can deduce blood-relation tree. The given points are like as G’s
grandchild, B’s brother-in-law, B is the niece of F, E’s child; C is neither
the second generation person of the family nor father-in-law of E, C’s
daughter, G’s sister, D’s maternal Grandmother, E is father of D and son-
in-law of G, C’s sister-in-law, E’s brother, E’s father-in-law.
Blood-Relation Tree-

## Now we can start sitting arrangement by using rest given conditions.

G’s grandchild is seated fourth to the right of him, who is immediate left
of one who goes market on Sunday. The one who goes market on
Tuesday sits third to the right of E’s child. From that conditions there
are two possibilities occur.

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From the conditions, B’s brother-in-law is seated third to the left of one,
who goes market on Thursday. E’s brother is seated at an extreme end
but not near to E’s father-in-law. The one who goes market on Monday
sits third to the left of D’s maternal grandmother, who faces to south.
There are two persons between C’s daughter and G’s sister. From those
conditions we deduce the following.
Case-1

Case-2

From the rest conditions, both persons who sit on corners face north,
Hence Case-1 is eliminate and Case-2 is continued. The one who goes
market on Saturday sits second to the left of C’s sister-in-law, who is
not near to one, who goes market on Wednesday. Hence F sits
immediate left of C.
Final arrangement are-

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29. (e); 30. (c);

## Directions (31-35): From the given condition, Bike R is to the

immediate right of P and the distance between them is 25m.

There is only one bike is parked to the right of Bike Q. The person who
has Bike Q takes his bike as he wants to go to his office so he moves 32
m in south direction from there he turns to his right and moves 12 m
then he turns 90° in clockwise direction and then moves 16m and after
walking 8 m in east direction, he finally reached to his office.

## Now, Bike R is to the immediate right of P and the distance between

them is 25m. Bike T is to the left of Bike U but not immediate left and
the total distance between them is 75m. So, Bike P cannot be at extreme
left end and cannot be at third to extreme left end, as the distances
between two adjacent bikes are successive multiples of five, so Bike T
and Bike U cannot be placed according to the given condition.
So Bike P will second to the extreme left end and Bike R will be
immediate right of Bike P. And according to the given conditions there
will be two possible places for Bike T and Bike U-----
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Case:2

But it is given that the total distance between bike T and P is a multiple
of 11. So from this case-1 will be eliminated. Now continue with case-2
there is only one place left for S. Also given that If Bike S starts moving
in north direction and after walking 18 m it turns to the right and
covers 45m before turning to right. After that it moves 2m in the same
direction. Now Bike S, Bike R and another Bike V (which is exactly
between Bike S and Bike R) will be in a straight line manner. So the final
diagram will be-

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to arrange all the objects or persons around these table. This
type of seating arrangement can be categorised on the basis of
direction of facing and the position of seating arrangement of
the persons which is as followed.
(I) In this type of arrangement four persons are seating at the
corners while four are seating at the middle of the side of
the square/ rectangle. This type can further be categorised
on the basis of the facing of the persons which is shown
below in the figure-

## (II) In this type of arrangement number of persons as well as

direction of facing varies according to direction given in the
question and no person is seating at the corner. There are
two possible arrangement shown in the figure-

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Approach- Here are some points which will give you an idea of
how to approach such questions---
(I) If in the arrangement four persons are sitting at the corners
while four are sitting at the middle of the side then start the
sitting arrangement with the person whose sitting position
is given in the question as if it is given that A is sitting at the
corner of the table then start the sitting arrangement with
A.
(II) If in the arrangement some persons are sitting at the longer
side while some are sitting at the shorter side, try to find out
the definite position of a particular person and then proceed
with further such as if it given that A sits at one of the
shorter side then place it accordingly and proceed with it
further.
(III) In this seating arrangement, the information as diagonally
opposite clearly indicates that it is about the person who is
sitting at the corner of the table.
(IV) In some arrangement, blood relation is also included with
the arrangement. In these type of arrangement, you should
find out the blood relation first with the help of blood
relation tree.

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the table, four persons sit at middle and four sit at corner of the
table. B sits at the middle and G sits 2nd right of B. There is only
one person sit between G and D. A is not an immediate
neighbour of D and B. E is not an immediate neighbour of A and
B. H sits 2nd left of F, who is not an neighbour of G.

## Step I: In this seating arrangement persons are sitting around a

square table facing inside the centre of the table in which
four persons sit at middle and four sit at corner of the
table. B sits at the middle and G sits 2nd right of B. There
is only one person sit between G and D.

## Step II: A is not an immediate neighbour of D and B. So only one

place left for A is opposite of G.

## Step III: E is not an immediate neighbour of A and B. So, E will

sit at the corner.

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immediate left of A. Remaining C will sit to the
immediate right of B. Now, the final arrangement is----

## Example-2: A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a square

table, four of them sit at four corners while four sit at the middle
of the sides. The one who sit at the corners face the centre while
who sit at the middle face outside.
(i) B sits third to the left of D.
(ii) H sits second to the left of B and G sits third to the left of H.
(iii) C is an immediate neighbour of B but not an immediate
neighbour of H.
(iv) F is an immediate neighbour of D. E doesn’t sit at corner.
(v) F doesn’t sit at the corner of the square table.

## Step I: In this arrangement four persons sit at four corners

while four sit at the middle of the sides. The one who sit
at the corners face the centre while who sit at the
middle face outside. Now, from (v) F doesn’t sit at the
corner of the square table, So F will sit at the middle
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second to the left of B and G sits third to the left of H.
From this case:1 will get eliminated as there is no place
of H. Now, proceeding with case:2---

## Step III: From (iii), C is an immediate neighbour of B but not an

immediate neighbour of H. So, C will sit opposite of D.
From (iv), E doesn’t sit at corner. So, E will sit at the
middle side of the table.

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Example-3: A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a square
table, four of them sit at four corners while four sit at the middle
of the sides. The one who sit at the corners face the centre while
who sit at the middle face outside. They like different places i.e.
Pune, Paris, Delhi, Rome, Jaipur, Nagpur, Mumbai, and Indore
(not necessarily in same order).
D doesn’t face outside the centre and likes Indore. The one who
likes Jaipur sits second to the left of E. A sits second to the left of
D. G sits second to the left of C, who likes Rome. B is not an
immediate neighbour of G and D both. The one who likes Nagpur
doesn’t face outside. E sits at the middle of the square table. F,
who doesn’t like Mumbai, is not an immediate neighbour of C
and A both. There is only one people sitting between A and C. E
doesn’t sit immediate right of A and the one who likes Delhi sits
between C and G. The one who likes Paris sits third to the right
of the one who likes Jaipur.
Step I: D doesn’t face outside the centre and likes Indore. So, D
faces inside and sit at the corner. A sits second to the
left of D. There is only one people sit between A and C.

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Step II: G sits second to the left of C, who likes Rome. B is not an
immediate neighbour of G and D both. So B will sit to
the immediate left of A.

## Step III: F, who doesn’t like Mumbai, is not an immediate

neighbour of C and A both. So, F sit to the immediate
right of D. The one who likes Delhi sits between C&G.

Step IV: E doesn’t sit immediate right of A. The one who likes
Jaipur sits second to the left of E. The one who likes
Paris sits third to the right of the one who likes Jaipur.

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Step V: Remaining H will sit to the immediate right of A. The
one who likes Nagpur doesn’t face outside. So, A likes
Nagpur. F, who doesn’t like Mumbai. So, H likes Mumbai
and remaining F likes Pune.

## Example-4: G, H, I, J, K, L, M and N are 8 members of a family of

three generation and each person plays different games i.e.
Snooker, Hockey, Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis, Cricket,
Badminton and Hockey but not necessarily in the same order.
They are sitting around a rectangular table facing the centre and
they all are seated with equal distance, but not necessarily in the
same order. Each side of the table two person sits together, no
person sits on the corner of the table. There are four couples in
the family. Each person faces one of the persons sitting on the
opposite side.
M does not sit opposite to N. I’s son-in-law does not play Cricket
and Football. J, is son-in-law of K and seated second to the right
of M, who is the wife of G. J’s brother-in-law plays Badminton.
The person who plays Basketball sits second to the right of the
person, who plays Tennis. I is the father of H, who is not the
youngest member in the family. N’s grandfather does not play
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one, who is husband of L. The Person who plays Cricket sits
opposite to the person, who is immediate right of H’s husband.
G is seated between N’s grandmother and wife of N. The person
who plays Volleyball is immediate neighbor of K.
Step I: In this question first we will make the blood relation
with the help of the given information. As there are four
couples in the family, I’s son-in-law, J, is son-in-law of K,
M, who is the wife of G, J’s brother-in-law, I is the father
of H, who is not the youngest member in the family, N’s
grandfather, daughter-in-law of G, L’s father-in-law, M
is the grandmother of N, The daughter-in-law of K is not
near to her, the one, who is husband of L, H’s husband,
N’s grandmother and wife of N.

## Step II: J, is son-in-law of K and seated second to the right of M,

who is the wife of G. Person who plays Cricket sits
opposite to the person, who is immediate right of H’s
husband. From this there will be two possible positions
of M which are shown in the figure. G is seated between

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Step III: N is seated second to the left of L’s father-in-law. J’s
brother-in-law plays Badminton. Again there are two
possible position of I and N in each case.

Step IV: M does not sit opposite to N. From this case-1 will get
eliminated. No three females are sitting together . Only
one couple can sit together. The daughter-in-law of K is
not near to her. From these case-3 and case-2 will also
get eliminated as L,K,H are three females and can’t sit
together. Now proceeding with case-4-------- I’s son-in-
law does not play Cricket and Football. The person who
plays Basketball sits second to the right of the person,
who plays Tennis. M plays neither Tennis nor Hockey.
The daughter-in-law of G plays Basketball. The one who
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Example-5: P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X and Y are ten friends who are
sitting around a rectangular table, some are facing to centre and
some are facing opposite to the centre and also belongs to
different cities i.e. Patna, Lucknow, Dehradun, Jaipur, Shimla,
Raipur, Bhopal, Jammu, Mumbai and Hyderabad but not
necessarily in the same order. All of them are sitting in such a
way that four of them sit at the corners, two each on the two
longer sides and one each on the two shorter sides. The persons
who sit on the shorter side are sitting in front of each other. Each
one of them got different bonus money from their company on
the occasion of Diwali i .e. 3500, 15000, 7500, 9000, 11000,
13500, 1400, 1300, 1500 and 6500(But not necessarily in the
same order).
The one who belongs to Raipur got bonus 5000 more than the
square of 100. The one who belongs to Patna sits immediate left
of the one who belongs to Raipur. P and T face in the same
direction. S’s bonus money is not divisible by 3. X faces to the
centre. S and V sit diagonally and face the opposite directions.
Five of them face in the same directions. The one who got 4600
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of R. Only two among four sitting on the corners face outward.
T, who sits on one of side where only one person sits is at
immediate left of S and is not an immediate neighbor of R. The
one who got second highest bonus money sits fourth to the right
of V. P’s bonus money is 9000 and X is not the person who got
lowest bonus money. W and S are sitting on the immediate left
and third to the left of Y respectively. Y got 5th lowest bonus
money. P sits on one of the side where only one person sits and
third to the right of U. One of the four friends sitting on the
corner is X.S belongs to Bhopal and sits third to the left of the
one who belongs to Shimla. Y sits immediate right of the one
who belongs to Hyderabad. T belongs to Lucknow and sits
second to the left of the one who belongs to Jaipur. X is not an
immediate neighbour of P, Q and U, but sits on the immediate
right of R, who is not facing the centre. Q got 4000 more than the
bonus money of the one who belongs to Jammu. The one who
belongs to Bhopal did not get 1300 bonus money.
Step I: It is given that the one who belongs to Jammu sits
immediate right of X, who belongs to Mumbai. X sits at
one of the corner faces to the centre. X is not an
immediate neighbour of P, Q and U, but sits on the
immediate right of R, who is not facing the centre. The
one who belongs to Raipur sits second to the left of R. S
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fourth to the right of V. W and S are sitting on the immediate left
and third to the left of Y respectively. P sits on one of the side
where only one person sits and third to the right of U. T belongs
to Lucknow and sits second to the left of the one who belongs to
Jaipur. The one who belongs to Patna sits immediate left of the
one who belongs to Raipur. Five of them face in the same
directions. Not more than two friends sitting together face the
same direction so W faces to the centre and Q faces away from
the centre. The one who belongs to Raipur got in bonus 5000
more than the square of 100. P’s bonus money is 9000. Y got 5th
lowest bonus money.

Step II: It is given that the one who got 4600 more than the
square of 80 as bonus money sits immediate right of U
so W got 11000. Q got 4000 more than the bonus
money of the one who belongs to Jammu so Q got 7500
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table in such a way that four of them sit at four corners of the
square while four sit in the middle of each of the four sides.
Those who sit at the four corners face away from the centre
while those who sit in the middle of the sides face the centre of
the square table.
S, sits third to the right of O, who faces the centre. P sits third to
the left of Q, who does not sit in the middle of the sides. Only one
person sits between P and N. N is not an immediate neighbour
of Q. M faces the centre. T is not an immediate neighbour of N.
Year: IBPS PO 2011

## 1. Who sits exactly between P and N, when counted in

clockwise direction from N?
(a) T (b) R (c) S
(d) M (e) Q
2. What is the position of Q with respect to R?
(a) Second to the right
(b) Fifth to the right
(c) Third to the left
(d) Fourth to the left
(e) None of these
3. Which of the following pairs represents the persons seated
in the middle of the sides who face each other?
(a) T, R (b) M, P (c) N, P
(d) M, O (e) O, P
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to that group?
(a) Q (b) T (c) N
(d) S (e) R
Directions (6-10): Read the following information carefully
and answer the questions given below it.
In a meeting eight persons P, Q, M, S, T, X, Z and W of different
cities are sitting around a square table facing the centre, but not
necessarily in the same order. Each one of them belongs to
different cities i.e. Agra, Lucknow, Jaipur, Delhi, Kolkata, Goa,
Chennai and Pune, but not necessarily in the same order.
X sits second to the right of the person from Delhi. Two people
sit between the person from Chennai and Q. M and T are
immediate neighbours of each other. The person from Chennai
is an immediate neighbour of the person from Delhi. The person
from Jaipur sits second to the right of S, who belongs to
Lucknow. Z and the person from Agra are immediate
neighbours of each other. Q is not the person from Agra. Only
one person sits between M and S. W sits third to left of the
person from Pune. The person from Goa sits second to left of the
person of Kolkata. Neither M nor T is an immediate neighbour
of either Q or person from Delhi. Q does not face the person from
delhi.
Year: IBPS PO 2012
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(e) M sits second to the right of S.
7. W belongs to which of the following city?
(a) Agra (b) Jaipur (c) Delhi
(d) Kolkata (e) Pune
8. What is the position of the person from Kolkata with respect
to the person from Chennai?
(a) Immediately to the left
(b) Third to the left
(c) Second to the left
(d) Fourth to the left
(e) Second to the right
9. Who sits exactly between the person from Lucknow and M?
(a) W
(b) The person from Jaipur
(c) The person from Goa
(d) Cannot be determined
(e) X
10. What is the position of the person from Jaipur when
counted anti-clockwise direction from M?
(a) Immediately to the left (b) Third to the left
(c) Second to the left (d) Fourth to the left
(e) None of these

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the Centre but not necessarily in the same order.
• B sits second to left of H’s husband. No female is an
immediate neighbor of B.
• D’s daughter sits second to right of F. F is the sister of G. F is
not an immediate neighbor of H’s husband.
• Only one person sits between A and F. A is the father of G.
H’s brother D sits to the immediate left of H’s mother. Only
one person sits between H’s mother and E.
• Only one person sits between H and G. G is the mother of C.
G is not an immediate neighbor of E.
Year: IBPS PO 2013
11. What is the position of A with respect to his mother-in-law?
(a) Immediate left (b) Third to the right
(c) Third to the left (d) Second to the right
(e) Fourth to the left
12. Who amongst the following is D’ daughter?
(a) B (b) C (c) E
(d) G (e) H
13. What is the position of A with respect to his grandchild?
(a) Immediate right (b) Third to the right
(c) Third to the left (d) Second to the right
(e) Fourth to the left
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(d) H (e) G

## Directions (16-20): Study the following information

carefully and answer the given questions:
P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W are sitting around a square table in such
a way that four of them sit at four corners of the square while
four sit in the middle of each of the four sides. The ones who sit
at the four corners face the centre while those who sit in the
middle of the sides face outside.
P sits second to the left of V. R sits fourth to the right of his wife
and his wife is not an immediate neighbour of P or V. Two
females sit in the middle of the sides and two at the corners.
Only S sits between Q and W. V sits in the middle of one of the
sides. W is the husband of P. Q sits third to the right of her
husband. T is a male. Q does not sit at any of the corners.
Year: RRB PO 2014

## 16. How many people sit between Q and R when counted in

anti-clockwise direction from Q?
(a) None (b) One (c) Two
(d) Three (e) Four
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19. Which of the following is true with respect to the given
seating arrangement?
(a) No two males are immediate neighbours of each other.
(b) V and W face each other in the seating arrangement.
(c) T and S are immediate neighbours of each other.
(d) U is a male and sits diagonally opposite to T.
(e) P sits in the middle of one of the sides of the square table.
20. What is the position of T with respect to R?
(a) Immediate left (b) Second to the left
(c) Third to the right (d) Immediate right
(e) Second to the right

## Directions (21-25): Study the following information to answer

the given questions
Eight students M, N, O, P , U, V, W and X are sitting around a
square table in such a way four of them sit at four corners while
four sit in the middle of each of the four sides. The one who sit
at the 4 corners face the centre and others facing outside.

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(a) N (b) O (c) U
(d) P (e) M
22. Which will come in the place of ?
NOU UXM MWP ?
(a) PVN (b) PWM (c) POW
(d) POV (e) None of these
23. What is the position of W with respect to O ?
(a) Third to the right (b) Second to the left
(c) Second to the right (d) Fourth to the right
(e) None of these
24. Who sits third to the left of N ?
(a) X (b) M (c) W
(d) V (e) None of these
25. Which is true from the given arrangement?
(a) W faces the centre (b) N faces outside
(c) X faces inside (d) M faces the centre
(e) None of these

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Directions (6-10):

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9. (c); 10. (e);

Direction (11-15):

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T (+) =Q (-) {T is husband of Q}
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19. (e); 20. (e);

Direction (21-25):

## 21. (b); 22. (a); 23. (d);

24. (a); 25. (d);

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square while four sit in the middle of each of the four sides. Each
of them likes different alcohols, viz. Wisky, Wine, Rum, vodka,
Zin, Scotch, Beer and Feny. The ones who sit on the four corners
face the centre while those who sit in the middle of the sides face
outside, but not necessarily in the same order. A, who likes
Wine, faces the centre and sits third to the right of F. E, who faces
the centre, likes Feny and, is not an immediate neighbour of F.
Only one person sits between F and G. D, who does not like
Scotch. sits second to the right of B, who likes neither Wisky nor
Scotch. D faces the centre. C is not an immediate neighbour of A.
H likes Beer. F and G likes Zin and Rum respectively.
1. Who sits second to the left of the person who likes vodka?
(a) H (b) G (c) A
(d) Can’t be determined (e) None of these
2. What is the position of E with respect to the person who
likes Zin?
(a) Third to the right
(b) Fourth to the right
(c) Sixth to the right
(d) Third to the left
(e) None of these
3. Who likes Scotch?
(a) B (b) D (c) C
(d) Data inadequate (e) None of these
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(a) C is an immediate neighbor of F
(b) C faces the centre
(c) C likes Wisky
(d) B sits third to the left of C
(e) None of these
Directions (6-10): Study the following information carefully to
Eight persons A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H working in different
Companies are sitting around a square table facing the centre
not necessarily in the same order. Four persons sit on corner
and four sits in middle of side. Each one of them belongs to
different Companies viz. Wipro, TCS, Google, HCL, Synopsis,
F sits second to the right of the delegate of HCL. Adobe is an
immediate neighbour of delegate of HCL. Two people sit
between the delegate of Adobe and B. C and E are immediate
neighbours of each other. Neither C nor E is an immediate
neighbour of B and delegate of HCL. The delegate of Google sits
second to the right of D, who is the delegate of TCS. G and the
delegate of Wipro is immediate neighbour of each other. B is not
the delegate of Wipro. Only one person sits between C and D. H
sits third to left of the delegate of Samsung. The delegate of
Infosys sits second to the left of the delegate of Synopsis. A sits
at one of the corner of the table.
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Infosys
(e) None of the Above
7. H is the delegate of which Company?
(a) Wipro (b) Google (c) HCL
(d) Synopsis (e) Samsung
8. What is the position of delegate of Synopsis with respect to
(a) Immediately to the left (b) Third to the left
(c) Second to the right (d) Fourth to the left
(e) Second to the left
9. Who sits exactly between the delegate of TCS and C?
(a) H (b) Delegate of Google
(c) Delegate of Infosys (d) Cannot be determined
(e) F
10. What is the position of delegate of Google when counted
anti-clock wise direction from C?
(a) Immediately to the left (b) Third to the left
(c) Second to the right (d) Fourth to the right
(e) None of these.
Directions (11-15): Study the following information carefully
and answer the questions given below:
In a family of eight members A,B,C,D,E,F,G and H, having three
generation, are sitting around a rectangular table in such a way
that four of them sit at four corners, who are facing towards
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immediate right of his sister-in-law. A is sitting at the corner. E
who is mother of F is sitting opposite to his mother in law and is
not facing outside. B has three children in which, he has only one
daughter, who is not married and B is facing outside. C is the
unmarried brother of G whose father is sitting to the immediate
right of G. Brothers of H is not the immediate neighbor of D. D is
not the father of F. G sits immediate left of C. A is wife of B and G
is brother of H.
11. Who is the father in law of E?
(a) A (b) H (c) B
(d) Can’t determine (e) None of these
12. Who is sitting third to right of G’s brother in law?
(a) A (b) H (c) Mother of H
(d) Husband of E (e) Both a and c
13. Who is the grandmother of F?
(a) B (b) D (c) A
(d) G (e) None of these
14. Who is sitting opposite to B?
(a) E (b) C (c) G
(d) D (e) Both a and d
15. In the given question some follows a pattern find the one
which is not following the pattern?
(a) AB (b) DE (c) EH
(d) HF (e) All are correct

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of different departments CS, ECE, EEE, IT, MBA, BCA,
Mechanical, Civil (not necessarily in same order).
M sits 2nd to the left of P, who is HOD of Mechanical. HOD of IT
and Civil sit diagonally opposite to each other. Y is not an
immediate neighbour of M, who is HOD of CS. N, who does not
sit at any of the corners and sits second to the right of X. N is not
an immediate neighbour of R. Q sits second to left of S. Y is not
an immediate neighbour of N. R is not a HOD of IT. HOD of ECE
is not just near to P and X. M sits at the middle of one of the sides
of the table. HOD of EEE sits opposite to P. HOD of MBA doesn’t
sit at any corner. Only two people sit between X and S.
16. Who sits exactly between HOD of CS and HOD of
Mechanical?
(a) S (b) R (c) Y
(d) X (e) None of these
17. How many persons sit between P and HOD of IT when
counted anti-clockwise direction from P?
(a) None (b) One (c) Two
(d) Three (e) Four
18. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on
their seating positions in the above arrangement and so
from a group. Who among the following does not belong to
that group?
(a) X (b) M (c) P
(d) Y (e) N
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P Y, Y Q, Q M, ?
(a) M Y (b) Q R (c) M X
(d) X S (e) M Q

## Directions (21-25): Study the information carefully and

Eight persons A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting in the square
table but not necessary in the same order. Four of them sit in the
corner of the table while four of them sit at the middle of side of
the table. Persons who are sitting in the corner facing inside
while the persons sit at the middle of side of the table facing
outside the centre. Also they like different colour viz. Yellow,
Pink, Grey, Green, Purple, Red, Orange and White but not
necessary in same order.
E sits third to the right of D and likes grey colour. There are two
person sits between E and the one, who likes white colour. D
does not like white colour. Persons who like purple and yellow
colour sits opposite to each other and both of them are not
neighbor of D. C, who likes Orange, sits opposite of E. H, who
likes green colour sits second to the right of the person, who

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likes purple colour. There are two persons sit between A, who

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21. What is the position of A with respect to the person, who
likes Pink colour?
(a) Second to the right (b) Fourth to the left
(c) Fourth to the right (d) Both (a) and (b)
(e) Both (b) and (c)
22. Which of the following colour does like by the person, who
sits second to the right of A?
(a) Yellow (b) White (c) Pink
(d) Red (e) Orange
23. Who among the following persons face inside?
(a) GBHE (b) CEAD (c) EDAH
(d) FBHA (e) None of these
24. Choose one from the following options, in which 3rd person
sits between 1st and 2nd person?
(a) FGB (b) CBD (c) GEB
(d) FCG (e) AHC
25. If all the person sits alphabetically from A clockwise than
how many person remain unchanged (excluding A)?
(a) One (b) Two (c) Three
(d) Four (e) None
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1. (c); 2. (d); 3. (c);
4. (d); 5. (e);

Directions (6-10):

## 6. (d); 7. (c); 8. (b);

9. (c); 10. (d);

Directions (11-15):
Step1: From the given definite conditions: - F, who is the
granddaughter of B. E who is mother of F. B has three
children in which, he has only one daughter, who is not
married. A is the mother of G, who is sitting 3rd to the left
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of D, who is brother-in-law of G. A is wife of B and G is

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brother of H. D is not the father of F. C is the unmarried

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arrangement as D sits either on the middle or at the
corner of the square.
Case 1

Case 2

## (Blood relations are deduced from the above given

information)
Step 2: Now it is given that E who is mother of F is sitting
opposite to his mother in law and not facing outside
and as E faces the centre and sits at the corner opposite
to A (mother-in-law of E). G sits immediate left of C. C
is the unmarried brother of G whose father is sitting to
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immediate neighbor of D. C sits immediate right of his

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Case 2:

## Note: In case 2, it is given that E is facing the centre and C

sits immediate right of E (sister-in-law) but as E faces the
centre and sits opposite to A, hence case 2 will be
eliminated.
So we will get our final solution of blood relation and sitting
arrangement of eight members of the family

## 11. (c); 12. (e); 13. (c);

14. (d); 15. (c);

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S, hence there will be 2 possible cases, Q sits second to left
of S. HOD of EEE sits opposite to P

## (ii) Y is not an immediate neighbour of M and Y is not an

immediate neighbour of N. N is not an immediate neighbour
of R. From these conditions case-1 will be eliminated,
because neither R nor Y will sit just near to N. In case 2, Y
will sit immediate left of X and R will sit immediate right of
M.
(iii) HOD of ECE is not just near to P and Q, so S is a HOD of ECE.
HOD of MBA doesn’t sit at any corner, hence X is a HOD of
MBA. HOD of IT and Civil sit diagonally opposite to each
other. R is not HOD of IT, so Q is HOD of IT and R is HOD of
Civil. It will be fixed that Y is HOD of BCA and we will get
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16. (b); 17. (c); 18. (d);
19. (e); 20. (c);

## Directions (21-25): In this puzzle, there is some condition that

is helpful to arrange these friends on Square table. E sits third to
the right of D and likes grey colour. There are two persons sit
between E and the one who likes white colour and D does not
like white colour. There is one person between the one who
likes Orange colour and Pink colour, who is not the neighbor of
D, who sits at the corner. C who likes Orange, sits opposite of E.

Persons who like purple and yellow colour sits opposite to each
other and both of them are not the neighbor of D. For this
condition, there is only one place left to fulfill this condition, So
D and diagonally opposite of D would like Purple color and
yellow color. But there is one more condition that H who likes
green colour sits second to the right of the person who likes
purple colour. That means D will like Purple color. F does not
like Pink and Yellow colour. G is not the neighbor of D and E.
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Note: There are two persons sit between A, who does not like
yellow colour and B who sits at the corner side of the table. For
this condition, B will seat adjacent C or E. If B sit adjacent to C,
then F will like Pink or Yellow but it is given that, F does not like
Pink or Yellow colour. So B will sit adjacent to E. and F will like
White and G will like Pink. Then final arrangement is-

## 21. (e); 22. (e); 23. (e);

24. (c); 25. (b);

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four sit in the middle of each of the four sides. The one who sit
at the four corners face the centre of the table while those sit in
the middle of the sides face outside. Each one of them likes a
different chocolate viz. Toblerone, Crunch, Hershey’s, Wispa,
Galaxy, Turkish delight, Kitkat and Dubble Bubble. (None of the
information given is necessary in the same order).
C sits third to left of the one who likes Dubble Bubble. The one
who likes Dubble Bubble faces outside. Only two people sit
between C and H. The one who likes Toblerone sits to immediate
right of H. The one who likes Galaxy sits second to the right of G.
G is neither an immediate neighbor of H nor C. G does not like
Dubble Bubble. Only one person sits between A and the one who
likes Galaxy. D sits to immediate left of the one who likes Turkish
Delight. G does not like Turkish Delight. E likes Kitkat. E is not
an immediate neighbor of A. The one who likes Crunch is an
immediate neighbor of E. The one who likes Wispa is an
immediate neighbour of F.
Year: - IBPS PO-2011
1. Who amongst the following sits diagonally opposite the one
who likes Toblerone?
(a) The one who likes Crunch
(b) D
(c) A
(d) The one who likes Hershey’s
(e) The one who likes Wispa
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(a) C
(b) The one who likes Crunch
(c) The one who likes Hershey’s
(d) G
(e) A
4. Which of the following is true regarding B?
(a) B is one of the immediate neighbour of D
(b) The one who likes Dubble Bubble is an immediate
neighbor of B
(c) B sits second to left of H
(d) B likes Kitkat
(e) B is an immediate neighbour of the one who likes
Toblerone
5. What is the position of the one who likes Turkish delight
with respected to G?
(a) Second to the left (b) Third to the right
(c) Fourth to the left (d) second to the right
(e) Third to the left
Directions (6-10): Read the following information carefully
and answers the questions given below it—
Eight friends J, K, L, M, N, P, R and S like different Bollywood
actors – Amitabh , Ajay, Sunny, Hrithik, Salman, Siddharth, Anil
and Ranbir. All of them are seated around a square table (two
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the left of P. P is not an immediate neighbor of L or K. The one

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one person sits between the person who likes Hrithik and M.
The persons who like Salman and Ranbir are immediate
neighbor of each other. L likes neither Ranbir nor Salman. Only
one person sits between J and the person who likes Ajay. J does
not like Hrithik or Salman. N does not like Hrithik.
Year: - IBPS PO 2013
6. Which of the following is true regarding R?
(a) R Like the Ajay
(b) S and M are immediate neighbors of R
(c) One person sits between R and the person who likes
Ranbir
(d) R sits second to the right of J
(e) None of these
7. Who amongst the following likes Salman?
(a) L (b) R (c) M
(d) N (e) cannot be determined
8. How many person sit between S and the person who likes
Ranbir, when counted from the left hand side of the person
who likes Ranbir?
(a) None (b) One (c) Two
(d) Three (e) Four
9. Which of the following is true?
(a) Only one person is sitting between the person who likes
Ranbir and Anil.
(b) S likes Hrithik.
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10. Who amongst the following represent immediate neighbor
of M?
(a) J, N
(b) P and the person who likes Hrithik
(c) K and the person who likes Anil
(d) P, R (e) J, S

## Direction (11-15): Read the following information carefully

and answer the questions given below.
Eight friends A, B, C, D, W, X, Y and Z are meeting after a long
time and they are sitting around a rectangular table in a
restaurant. They likes different colours viz. Pink, Purple, Green,
Red, Yellow, Orange, White and Black but not necessarily in
same order.
Three persons are sitting on the each width side and one on each
length side of the table facing the centre. D is sitting second to
the right of the person who likes Black colour. W is sitting third
to the left of the person who likes Orange colour. X and Y are
sitting opposite to each other. C is sitting diagonally opposite to
the person who likes White colour. B is sitting opposite to the
person who likes pink colour. The person who likes red colour
is sitting second to the right of the person who likes Yellow
colour and second to the left of A, who is not sitting near to the
person who likes White colour. Y is sitting on the length side
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Year: - SBI PO 2014

## 11. C likes which of the following colour?

(a) Pink (b) Purple (c) Yellow
(d) Either (a) or (b) (e) Either (a) or (c)
12. Who is sitting diagonally opposite to One who likes White
colour?
(a) Z (b) A (c) C
(d) W (e) None of these
13. Which combination is sitting on the same side of the table?
(a) DZB (b) DYA (c) ACD
(d) CXW (e) None of these
14. Who among the following sitting on the length side of the
table?
(a) The One who likes Yellow colour
(b) The One who likes Green colour
(c) The One who likes Pink colour
(d) The One who likes red colour
(e) None of these
15. Which of the following combination is correct?
(a) W – Yellow (b) D – White (c) X – Black
(d) Z – Purple (e) None of these
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circular table but in restaurant Y, they sit around a rectangular
table. In restaurant X, they order different food items viz; Dosa,
Idli, Uttapam, Vada, Khandvi, Toast, Poha and Dhokla, but not
necessarily in the same order. In restaurant Y, They order
different food items viz; Momos, Spring roll, Chow mein,
Manchurian, Chili Potato, Pasta, Macaroni and Vegetarian roll
but not necessarily in same order. In restaurant X, Four of them
are facing towards the centre and four of them are facing away
from the centre. Three persons are sitting on the each width side
and one on each length side of the table facing the centre in
restaurant Y.
I faces towards the centre and orders Dosa in restaurant X. I sits
third to the left of the person who orders Pasta in restaurant Y.
The father-in-law of E sits opposite to the person who orders
Momos in restaurant Y. F is the father-in-law of E. F and J are
couple. E’s mother-in-law and K are sitting opposite to each
other in restaurant Y. Both the immediate neighbours of I face
away from the centre and order Uttapam and Vada in restaurant
X. F’s grandchild sits diagonally opposite to the person who
orders Macaroni in restaurant Y. H faces away from the centre
in restaurant X. Both the immediate neighbours of H do not face
away from the centre in restaurant X. J’s daughter-in-law is
sitting second to the right of the person who orders Vegetarian
roll in restaurant Y. I sits third to the right of J, who is her mother
& J orders Khandvi and J faces away from the centre in
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near to the person who orders Macaroni in restaurant Y. L’s son
is sitting on the length side and to the right of the person who
orders Macaroni in restaurant Y. The Person who orders Chili
Potato and the person who orders Manchurian are not on the
same side of the table in restaurant Y.
The one who orders Uttapam sits opposite to J in restaurant X.
The one who orders Idli is not the immediate neighbour of J and
faces away from the centre in restaurant X. F’s grandson is
sitting third to the right of the person who orders Vegetarian
roll, who does not sit diagonally opposite to the person who
orders Spring roll and Pasta in restaurant Y. E sits second to the
left of G and does not like Poha and Dhokla in restaurant X. The
one who orders Poha sits between L and J and is the son of L,
who is the son of F. F faces away from the centre and does not
like Idli in restaurant X. H is the daughter-in-law of F.
Year: - SBI PO MAINS 2015

## 16. Which of the following combinations is true?

(a) E-Khandvi (b) I-Dosa (c) L-Poha
(d) J-Uttapam (e) None of these
17. Which of the following statements is true about L when they
are sitting in restaurant X?
(a) He sits second to the left of J.
(b) He sits third to the left of F.
(c) He orders either Idli or Uttapam.
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19. Who among the following sits to the immediate left of H in
restaurant Y?
(a) The One who orders Toast
(b) The One who orders Vegetarian roll
(c) The One who orders Uttapam
(d) The One who orders Chili Potato
(e) None of these
20. Which of the following combination is correct?
(a) I – Chili Potato- Dosa
(b) H – Macaroni-Idli
(c) J – pasta-Toast
(d) L – Vegetarian roll- Vada
(e) None of these

## Directions (21-25): Study the following information carefully

Eight persons G, H, I, J, K, L, M and N are sitting around a
rectangular table, each of them facing the centre, but not
necessarily in that order. Three persons sit along each of the
longer sides of the table and one person sits along each of the
shorter sides.
▪ If H and J interchange their positions then M sits to the
immediate left of J.
▪ If G and K interchange their positions then I sits opposite K.
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▪ L and J sit opposite each other.
Year: - RRB PO-2015

## 21. Who sits opposite to M?

(a) J (b) N (c) K
(d) Cannot be determined (e) None of these
22. Who among the following sit along the longer side of the
table?
(a) H, I, M (b) J, L, G (c) H,I, N
(d) Cannot be determined (e) None of these
23. Who sits second to the left of J?
(a) H (b) K (c) L
(d) Cannot be determined (e) None of these
24. Who among the following sits to the right of G?
(a) L (b) N (c) K
(d) J (e) None of these
25. Who among the following sit along the shorter side of the
table?
(a) J (b) K (c) G
(d) M (e) None of these

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4. (e); 5. (e);
Directions (6-10):

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9. (b); 10. (c);
Directions (11-15):

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Direction (21-25):

## 21. (b); 22. (b); 23. (d);

24. (c); 25. (d);
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Twelve persons A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, and L are sitting

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two each on the longer sides and smaller sides, but not
necessarily in the same order. Some are facing to centre and
some are facing opposite to the centre, no two successive
friends are sitting together according to alphabetical order
except F and G. For Example: A does not sit with B; similarly B
does not sit with C and so on. Also they all have different salaries
i.e. 4000, 9000, 4500, 2825, 1600, 8001, 6000, 5832, 8500,
11000, 10500, 12167, but not necessary in the same order.
K sits 3rd right of B. The one whose salary is 10th lowest and I sit
diagonally opposite to each other. Only two among four sitting
on the corners face outwards. J’s salary is 1225 more than the
salary of K’s salary and is not an immediate neighbor of C. F and
G are not immediate neighbours of A. E sits 3rd left of the one
whose salary is 8500. B’s salary is perfect cube as well as an odd
number and sits immediate left of E. D is not an immediate
neighbour of A, B, and the one whose salary is 4000. G sits 2nd
right of D. Six persons faces same direction. L and B face
opposite direction. Not more than two friends sitting together
face the same direction. A sits 3rd right of the one whose salary
is 4000. K and H are immediate neighbors and don’t sit on
smaller sides. C sits on smaller side and an immediate neighbor
of I. F’s and G’s salaries are perfect cube and 6000 respectively
while K’s salary is 1600. A, whose salary is 5th highest faces
outwards and sits at corner. The one whose salary is 11000 sits
3rd left of J. Neither F nor G sits smaller sides and corners. K and
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H face same direction. E faces outwards and his salary is not

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4000. The one, whose salaries are 8001 and 9000 are immediate

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2. Which of the following salary H has?
(a) 8001 (b) 9000 (c) 11000
(d) 5832 (e) None of these
3. Which of the following salary C has?
(a) 11000 (b) 8001 (c) 9000
(d) Either (b) or (c) (e) None of these
4. What is the position of A with respect to B?
(a) 4th to the left (b) 5th to the right
(c) 4th to the right (d) Immediate left
(e) None of these
5. Who among the following has salary of 4500?
(a) C (b) E (c) K
(d) J (e) None of these

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Eight persons K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R are sitting around a square
table in such a way that four of them are sitting at the corners
while four are sitting at the middle side of the table. The ones
sitting at the corner are facing opposite to the center while the
ones sitting at the middle are facing towards the center of the
table. Each of them is of different age viz. 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 15, 18
and also likes different color viz. Black, Blue, Green, Pink, Purple,
Red, White, Yellow. Both who like Red and Purple are
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immediate neighbours of O. L sits third to the left of M whose

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White color. R’s age is twice of Q’s age but both are not an
immediate neighbour of each other. O does not like Green color.
The one who likes Red is an immediate neighbour of the one
who likes Green but he is not M. P sits second to the left of R. N
sits second to the left of the one who likes Pink color. M’s age is
addition of the ages of P and the one who likes Purple color. K’s
age is multiple of Q’s age. The one whose age is equal to the sum
of the ages of the person who like Black and Yellow, sits at the
corner.
6. Who among the following sits at the corner?
(a) R (b) O (c) L
(d) P (e) K
7. Who among the following likes Pink color?
(a) K (b) L (c) Q
(d) M (e) P
8. What is the age of L?
(a) 7 years (b) 5 years (c) 15 years
(d) 12 years (e) 9 years
9. Who sits third to the right of the one who likes Green color?
(a) R (b) N (c) L
(d) P (e) K
10. Which of the following combination is true?
(a) K- Black-7 (b) L- Green-15 (c) R- Yellow-10
(d) M-Pink-18 (e) P-Purple-12
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