# Reasoning Puzzles For Circular Seating Arrangement Questions

Circular Seating Arrangement Questions : Puzzles are one of the important topics of the reasoning section that dominates in all banking & insurance exams like SBI / IBPS PO/Clerk, RBI Grade B, LIC and other entrance exams. As 50 – 60 % of the total number of questions of the reasoning section are asked from this topic, so it is evident that one cannot ignore questions based on puzzles. The questions on puzzles usually come from Seating Arrangement (linear, circular, and rectangular), Floor based puzzle, Tabular puzzles, and Age based Puzzles etc. Depending on the difficulty level of the puzzle, 2-4 variables will be asked. Combination of Seating Arrangement and Blood Relations based questions are also asked in the examinations.

The key to ace Puzzles with great speed andutmost accuracy is to write each possible combination and keep canceling them out as you proceed & not to ignore the important key points while reading the question.

2-3 minutes are sufficient for easy puzzles, not more than 5 minutes for moderate level puzzles and 8-10 minutes for difficult puzzles.

• Circular Arrangement problems are a type of seating arrangement problems in which some people are sitting around a circular table either facing the center or facing away from the center.
• Linear Sitting Arrangement questions are a type of Puzzle problems in which all people are sitting in a straight line either facing the 7same direction or opposite directions.
• In Age based Puzzles, different persons and their year of births are given. Based on the given conditions, we have to arrange persons with their respective ages and other variables (if any) given.
• In Floor based Puzzles, different persons lives on different floors of a building and we have to arrange which person resides on which floor whereas in Box based puzzles we have to arrange boxes according to the conditions given.

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### Now let’s try to solve some Puzzle based questions –

Directions (1-5): Circular arrangement puzzle based questions:

Eight employees A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a circular table facing the centre. They are different in profession. They are visiting different places viz., Chandigarh, Gurgaon, Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kochi.

A who is a doctor by profession is going to Chandigarh. E is neither CA nor a lawyer but is sitting opposite to CA. C is second to right of G who is an engineer. F is either Director or CA and is going to Mumbai. Neither CA nor Graphic Designer goes to Mumbai. H, a Graphic Designer is third to right of C. B is an artist and is going to Hyderabad. CA and Director are sitting adjacent to each other. F, a Director is sitting second to left of B and also second to right of C. The Teacher is going to Bangalore. Engineer is going to Gurgaon while Graphic Designer is going to Delhi. D is not going to Ahmedabad.

Q1. Who is the teacher?

(a) D

(b) E

(c) A

(d) B

Q2. Who is going to Ahmedabad?

(a) C

(b) D

(c) E

(d) F

(e) H

Q3. What is D’s profession?

(a) Lawyer

(b) Teacher

(c) CA

(d) Cannot be determined

(e) None of these

Q4. 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

Q5. Who is third to left of Director?

(a) Lawyer

(b) Doctor

(c) Engineer

(e) None of these

Solution (Q1-5):

C is second to right of G who is an engineer.

Step 2:

H, a Graphic Designer is third to right of C.

Step 3:

F is either Director or CA and is going to Mumbai. Neither CA nor Graphic Designer goes to Mumbai.

B is an artist and is going to Hyderabad.

CA and Director are sitting adjacent to each other.

F, a Director is sitting second to left of B and also second to right of C.

Step 4:

The Teacher is going to Bangalore.

Engineer is going to Gurgaon while Graphic Designer is going to Delhi.

D is not going to Ahmedabad.

S1. (b)

S2. (a)

S3. (c)

S4. (d)

S5. (b)

Directions (6-10): Floor based Puzzle

Seven persons A, B, C, D, E, F, and G live on seven different floors of the building but not necessarily in the same order. The Lowermost floor of the building is numbered one, the one above that is numbered two and so on till the topmost floor is numbered seven. Each one of them also likes a different game, namely Snooker, Badminton, Chess, Ludo, Cricket, Hockey and Polo but not necessarily in the same order. Only three persons live between B and E. B lives on one of the floors above E. E does not live on the lowermost floor. Only one person lives between B and the one who likes Chess. The one who likes Polo lives on one of the even-numbered floors above the one who likes Chess. Only two persons live between G and the one who likes Chess. The one who likes Snooker lives immediately above G.A livesimmediately above F. A does not like Chess. The one who likes Ludo lives on one of the odd numbered floors below F. G does not like Ludo. D lives on one of the floors above C. Only one person lives between the one who likes Cricket and the one who likes Hockey. D does not like Cricket. G does not like Badminton.

Q6. Which of the following games does B like?

(a) Snooker

(b) Ludo

(c) Polo

(e) Chess

Q7. Who among the following lives on the floor numbered four?

(a) The one who likes Hockey

(b) The one who likes Chess

(c) A

(d) F

(e) B

Q8. Which of the following statements is TRUE with respect to the given arrangement?

(a) Only two persons live between E and G.

(b) The one who likes Hockey lives immediately above E.

(c) C likes Chess.

(d) C lives on an even-numbered floor.

(e) None of the given options is true.

Q9. If all the persons are made to sit in alphabetical order from top to bottom, then the positions of how many people will remain unchanged?

(a) None

(b) Three

(c) Two

(d) One

(e) Four

Q10. Which of the following combinations is true with respect to the given arrangement?

(a) Polo – C

(b) Ludo – B

(c) Cricket – E

(d) Chess – F

(e) Snooker – A

Solution (Q6-10):

S6. (d)

S7. (a)

S8. (b)

S9. (c)

S10. (d)

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January 23, 2020