# Study Material for SBI PO 2019 | Reasoning Linear Seating Arrangement Puzzles PDF for SBI PO 2019 at Smartkeeda

Directions: Read the given information carefully and answer the questions given below:

A group of eight friends – Avdhesh, Baadal, Chaand, Dinesh, Eshan, Faneesh, Ganesh and Harshit are sitting in a straight line facing north. Each of them has different professions viz. Doctor, Banker, Businessman, Teacher, Lawyer, Engineer, Pilot and CA. Each of them like different colours viz. Pink, Yellow, Red, Black, Blue, Orange, White and Green, but not necessarily in the same order.

Avdhesh, who is a lawyer, sits third to the left of Faneesh. Neither Avdhesh nor Faneesh sit at the extreme ends of the line. Eshan, who likes pink color, is a businessman. Eshan is not an immediate neighbor of either Avdhesh or Faneesh. One person is sitting between Harshit and Chaand, Harshit likes orange color. Chaand, who is a pilot, likes Red colour. Ganesh, who is a doctor, sits at the extreme end of the line and likes white colour. Baadal, who is a teacher likes Green colour and sits to the immediate left of Avdhesh. Avdhesh does not like either Blue or Yellow colour. One who is a CA sits to the immediate left of the Doctor. Faneesh, who is a Banker, does not like Yellow colour.

Important for :
1
Which one of the following likes Black color?
» Explain it
D
Avdhesh likes black color.

Hence option D is the correct answer.

Common explanation:

Reference:

Ganesh, who is a doctor, sits at the extreme end of the line and likes white color.

Inference:

As, Ganesh sits at the extreme ends so there are two possibilities here:

Case 1

Case 2

Reference:

One who is a CA sits on the immediate left of the Doctor.

Inference:

As, CA is sitting on the immediate left of Doctor therefore case 1 fails here:

Case 2

Reference:

Avdhesh, who is a lawyer, sits third to the left of Faneesh. Neither Avdhesh nor Faneesh sits at the extreme ends of the line.

Faneesh, who is a Banker, does not like Yellow color.

Baadal, who is a teacher likes Green color and sits on the immediate left of Avdhesh. Avdhesh does not like either Blue or Yellow color.

Inference:

Now, two cases arise again while fulfilling conditions for Faneesh and Avdhesh.

Case 1

Case 2

Reference:

Eshan, who likes pink color, is a businessman. Eshan is not an immediate neighbor of either Avdhesh or Faneesh.

Inference:

As, there is no place left for Eshan to sit in case 2, so it fails here:

Reference:

One person is sitting between Harshit and Chaand, Harshit likes orange color. Chaand, who is a pilot, likes Red color.

Inference:

As, Chaand is a pilot therefore Harshit is a CA.

Dinesh must be sitting between Avdhesh and Chaand and is an engineer.

Note: As, Avdhesh does not like Blue and Yellow color so he must be the one who likes Black color.

Hence, Dinesh must be the one who likes Yellow color and Faneesh likes Blue color.

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2
Who is sitting between Chaand and Avdhesh?
» Explain it
A
Dinesh is sitting between Chaand and Avdhesh.

Hence Option A is the correct answer.

Common explanation:

Reference:

Ganesh, who is a doctor, sits at the extreme end of the line and likes white color.

Inference:

As, Ganesh sits at the extreme ends so there are two possibilities here:

Case 1

Case 2

Reference:

One who is a CA sits on the immediate left of the Doctor.

Inference:

As, CA is sitting on the immediate left of Doctor therefore case 1 fails here:

Case 2

Reference:

Avdhesh, who is a lawyer, sits third to the left of Faneesh. Neither Avdhesh nor Faneesh sits at the extreme ends of the line.

Faneesh, who is a Banker, does not like Yellow color.

Baadal, who is a teacher likes Green color and sits on the immediate left of Avdhesh. Avdhesh does not like either Blue or Yellow color.

Inference:

Now, two cases arise again while fulfilling conditions for Faneesh and Avdhesh.

Case 1

Case 2

Reference:

Eshan, who likes pink color, is a businessman. Eshan is not an immediate neighbor of either Avdhesh or Faneesh.

Inference:

As, there is no place left for Eshan to sit in case 2, so it fails here:

Reference:

One person is sitting between Harshit and Chaand, Harshit likes orange color. Chaand, who is a pilot, likes Red color.

Inference:

As, Chaand is a pilot therefore Harshit is a CA.

Dinesh must be sitting between Avdhesh and Chaand and is an engineer.

Note: As, Avdhesh does not like Blue and Yellow color so he must be the one who likes Black color.

Hence, Dinesh must be the one who likes Yellow color and Faneesh likes Blue color.

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3
Which colour is liked by the one who is a Banker?
» Explain it
C
Blue color is liked by the one who is a Banker.

Hence, option C is the correct answer.

Common explanation:

Reference:

Ganesh, who is a doctor, sits at the extreme end of the line and likes white color.

Inference:

As, Ganesh sits at the extreme ends so there are two possibilities here:

Case 1

Case 2

Reference:

One who is a CA sits on the immediate left of the Doctor.

Inference:

As, CA is sitting on the immediate left of Doctor therefore case 1 fails here:

Case 2

Reference:

Avdhesh, who is a lawyer, sits third to the left of Faneesh. Neither Avdhesh nor Faneesh sits at the extreme ends of the line.

Faneesh, who is a Banker, does not like Yellow color.

Baadal, who is a teacher likes Green color and sits on the immediate left of Avdhesh. Avdhesh does not like either Blue or Yellow color.

Inference:

Now, two cases arise again while fulfilling conditions for Faneesh and Avdhesh.

Case 1

Case 2

Reference:

Eshan, who likes pink color, is a businessman. Eshan is not an immediate neighbor of either Avdhesh or Faneesh.

Inference:

As, there is no place left for Eshan to sit in case 2, so it fails here:

Reference:

One person is sitting between Harshit and Chaand, Harshit likes orange color. Chaand, who is a pilot, likes Red color.

Inference:

As, Chaand is a pilot therefore Harshit is a CA.

Dinesh must be sitting between Avdhesh and Chaand and is an engineer.

Note: As, Avdhesh does not like Blue and Yellow color so he must be the one who likes Black color.

Hence, Dinesh must be the one who likes Yellow color and Faneesh likes Blue color.

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4
Which one of the following persons is an Engineer by Profession?
» Explain it
C
Dinesh is an Engineer by profession.

Hence, option C is the correct answer.

Common explanation:

Reference:

Ganesh, who is a doctor, sits at the extreme end of the line and likes white color.

Inference:

As, Ganesh sits at the extreme ends so there are two possibilities here:

Case 1

Case 2

Reference:

One who is a CA sits on the immediate left of the Doctor.

Inference:

As, CA is sitting on the immediate left of Doctor therefore case 1 fails here:

Case 2

Reference:

Avdhesh, who is a lawyer, sits third to the left of Faneesh. Neither Avdhesh nor Faneesh sits at the extreme ends of the line.

Faneesh, who is a Banker, does not like Yellow color.

Baadal, who is a teacher likes Green color and sits on the immediate left of Avdhesh. Avdhesh does not like either Blue or Yellow color.

Inference:

Now, two cases arise again while fulfilling conditions for Faneesh and Avdhesh.

Case 1

Case 2

Reference:

Eshan, who likes pink color, is a businessman. Eshan is not an immediate neighbor of either Avdhesh or Faneesh.

Inference:

As, there is no place left for Eshan to sit in case 2, so it fails here:

Reference:

One person is sitting between Harshit and Chaand, Harshit likes orange color. Chaand, who is a pilot, likes Red color.

Inference:

As, Chaand is a pilot therefore Harshit is a CA.

Dinesh must be sitting between Avdhesh and Chaand and is an engineer.

Note: As, Avdhesh does not like Blue and Yellow color so he must be the one who likes Black color.

Hence, Dinesh must be the one who likes Yellow color and Faneesh likes Blue color.

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5
Which one of the following persons is sitting third to the right of one who likes yellow color?
» Explain it
A
Harshit is sitting third to the right of one who likes yellow color .

Hence Option A, is the correct answer.

Common explanation:

Reference:

Ganesh, who is a doctor, sits at the extreme end of the line and likes white color.

Inference:

As, Ganesh sits at the extreme ends so there are two possibilities here:

Case 1

Case 2

Reference:

One who is a CA sits on the immediate left of the Doctor.

Inference:

As, CA is sitting on the immediate left of Doctor therefore case 1 fails here:

Case 2

Reference:

Avdhesh, who is a lawyer, sits third to the left of Faneesh. Neither Avdhesh nor Faneesh sits at the extreme ends of the line.

Faneesh, who is a Banker, does not like Yellow color.

Baadal, who is a teacher likes Green color and sits on the immediate left of Avdhesh. Avdhesh does not like either Blue or Yellow color.

Inference:

Now, two cases arise again while fulfilling conditions for Faneesh and Avdhesh.

Case 1

Case 2

Reference:

Eshan, who likes pink color, is a businessman. Eshan is not an immediate neighbor of either Avdhesh or Faneesh.

Inference:

As, there is no place left for Eshan to sit in case 2, so it fails here:

Reference:

One person is sitting between Harshit and Chaand, Harshit likes orange color. Chaand, who is a pilot, likes Red color.

Inference:

As, Chaand is a pilot therefore Harshit is a CA.

Dinesh must be sitting between Avdhesh and Chaand and is an engineer.

Note: As, Avdhesh does not like Blue and Yellow color so he must be the one who likes Black color.

Hence, Dinesh must be the one who likes Yellow color and Faneesh likes Blue color.

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