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Reasoning Mania: Seating Arrangement

Published on Thursday, December 03, 2015
Dear Readers,
In the second day of the Mania Session, today we are presenting Reasoning Mania which is based on Seating Arrangement. We will also provide you the solution key & solution-tricks which will help you to solve seating arrangements within 2-3 minutes. Try to solve it.
Seating Arrangement: Circular & Facing Centre
(Type:  Easy)

Directions (Q.1-5): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

M, N, O, P, Q, R, S & T are sitting around a circular table facing the center. T is third to the right of O and second to the left of Q. N is not an immediate neighbor of T or O. R is second to the right of P and is an immediate neighbor of O. S is not the neighbor of Q.

1.  Who among the following is third person to the left of P?
1) O         2) P          3) M          4) S          5) None of these

2. Who among the following is an immediate neighbor of T & R?
1) Q         2) M        3) O           4) S          5) None of these

3. Who among the following is second person to the right of P?
1) S         2) R          3) Q          4) M         5) None of these

4. In which of the following pairs the second person is sitting on the immediate left of the first person?
1) OR      2) RS         3) QM      4) PO      5) TM

5. Find out the odd pair.
1) TP       2) RQ        3) OM      4) NT       5) SN

Try to solve it within 5 minutes and give your answer in comment box.


1. c
2. d
3. b
4. c
5. d

Tricks: How to Solve a Seating Arrangement

i. First you note the pattern of given seating arrangement whether it is circular or linear, facing outside or inside, number of seat etc.

ii. After understanding the pattern, draw a picture of the pattern of seating, seats etc.

iii. Mark the seats with arrow to indicate outside or inside.

iv. Don’t read the passage as reading test.

v. Read the passage line by line and point a note of every point.

vi. After note down of every point, find the strong point which is very easy to put in the drawing table.

vii. At last, with the help of others clues you may fix the others position.

viii. Finally, keep your mind cool and calm when you are attempting to solve a seating arrangement.

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