# Reasoning Questions for SBI PO 2019 | Reasoning Seating Arrangement Puzzle for SBI PO 2019 at Smartkeeda

Directions: Study the following information carefully and choose the right answer for the question given below.

8 friends A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H sit around a circular table facing inside and like basketball, football, cricket, badminton, kho kho, table tennis, hockey, and volleyball.

The one who likes football sit between C and E. H sits 2nd to the right of the friend who likes basketball. B is the neighbour of the one who likes basketball. The friend who likes table tennis sits opposite to G. E likes cricket and sits immediate right of F. A and D both don’t like either badminton or table tennis.  G likes kho kho and sits 2nd to the right of the one who likes volleyball. F doesn’t like football. B likes hockey.
Important for :
1
H likes which game?
» Explain it
C
From the given solution H likes Badminton.

Hence the correct answer is option C.

Final Arrangement:

Common Explanation:

Reference:

H sits 2nd to the right of the friend who likes basketball.

B is the neighbour of the one who likes basketball.

B likes hockey.

Inference:

For the position of B there could be 2 possible cases-

Case 1:

Reference:

The one who likes football sit between C and E.

E likes cricket and sits immediate right of F.

F don’t like football.

Inference:

For the position of E and C there are 3 possible sub cases:

Case 1.a:

Reference:

G likes kho kho and sits 2nd to the right of the one who likes volleyball.

The friend who likes table tennis sits opposite to G.

Reference:

A and D both don’t like neither badminton nor table tennis.

Inference:

Since A and D both don’t like badminton this case is invalid.

Case 1.b:

Reference:

G likes kho kho and sits 2nd to the right of the one who likes volleyball.

The friend who likes table tennis sits opposite to G.

Inference:

This case is invalid as position of G and the one who likes table tennis cannot be fixed.

Case 1.c:

Reference:

G likes kho kho and sits 2nd to the right of the one who likes volleyball.

The friend who likes table tennis sits opposite to G.

Inference:

Position of G and the one who likes Football can be fixed.

Reference:

A and D both don’t like neither badminton nor table tennis.

Inference:

Since A and D both don’t like Table tennis this case is invalid.

Case 2:

Reference:

The one who likes football sit between C and E.

E likes cricket and sits immediate right of F.

F don’t like football.

Inference:

For the position of C and E there are 2 sub cases:

Case 2.a:

Reference:

G likes kho kho and sits 2nd to the right of the one who likes volleyball.

The friend who likes table tennis sits opposite to G.

Inference:

Position of G and the one who likes Football can be fixed.

Reference:

A and D both don’t like neither badminton nor table tennis.

Inference:

From the above condition A and D either likes volleyball or football and H likes badminton.

Case 2.b:

Reference:

G likes kho kho and sits 2nd to the right of the one who likes volleyball.

The friend who likes table tennis sits opposite to G.

Inference:

From the above condition position of G and the one who likes volleyball cannot be fixed. Hence this case is invalid.

Case 2.a is the final arrangement.
2
Who sits between the one who likes Basketball and the one who likes Football?
» Explain it
A
G sits between the one who likes Basketball and the one who likes Football.

Hence the correct answer is option A.

Final Arrangement:

Common Explanation:

Reference:

H sits 2nd to the right of the friend who likes basketball.

B is the neighbour of the one who likes basketball.

B likes hockey.

Inference:

For the position of B there could be 2 possible cases-

Case 1:

Reference:

The one who likes football sit between C and E.

E likes cricket and sits immediate right of F.

F don’t like football.

Inference:

For the position of E and C there are 3 possible sub cases:

Case 1.a:

Reference:

G likes kho kho and sits 2nd to the right of the one who likes volleyball.

The friend who likes table tennis sits opposite to G.

Reference:

A and D both don’t like neither badminton nor table tennis.

Inference:

Since A and D both don’t like badminton this case is invalid.

Case 1.b:

Reference:

G likes kho kho and sits 2nd to the right of the one who likes volleyball.

The friend who likes table tennis sits opposite to G.

Inference:

This case is invalid as position of G and the one who likes table tennis cannot be fixed.

Case 1.c:

Reference:

G likes kho kho and sits 2nd to the right of the one who likes volleyball.

The friend who likes table tennis sits opposite to G.

Inference:

Position of G and the one who likes Football can be fixed.

Reference:

A and D both don’t like neither badminton nor table tennis.

Inference:

Since A and D both don’t like Table tennis this case is invalid.

Case 2:

Reference:

The one who likes football sit between C and E.

E likes cricket and sits immediate right of F.

F don’t like football.

Inference:

For the position of C and E there are 2 sub cases:

Case 2.a:

Reference:

G likes kho kho and sits 2nd to the right of the one who likes volleyball.

The friend who likes table tennis sits opposite to G.

Inference:

Position of G and the one who likes Football can be fixed.

Reference:

A and D both don’t like neither badminton nor table tennis.

Inference:

From the above condition A and D either likes volleyball or football and H likes badminton.

Case 2.b:

Reference:

G likes kho kho and sits 2nd to the right of the one who likes volleyball.

The friend who likes table tennis sits opposite to G.

Inference:

From the above condition position of G and the one who likes volleyball cannot be fixed. Hence this case is invalid.

Case 2.a is the final arrangement.
3
A likes which game?
» Explain it
E
From the given solution A likes either Volleyball or Football.

Hence the correct answer is option E.

Final Arrangement:

Common Explanation:

Reference:

H sits 2nd to the right of the friend who likes basketball.

B is the neighbour of the one who likes basketball.

B likes hockey.

Inference:

For the position of B there could be 2 possible cases-

Case 1:

Reference:

The one who likes football sit between C and E.

E likes cricket and sits immediate right of F.

F don’t like football.

Inference:

For the position of E and C there are 3 possible sub cases:

Case 1.a:

Reference:

G likes kho kho and sits 2nd to the right of the one who likes volleyball.

The friend who likes table tennis sits opposite to G.

Reference:

A and D both don’t like neither badminton nor table tennis.

Inference:

Since A and D both don’t like badminton this case is invalid.

Case 1.b:

Reference:

G likes kho kho and sits 2nd to the right of the one who likes volleyball.

The friend who likes table tennis sits opposite to G.

Inference:

This case is invalid as position of G and the one who likes table tennis cannot be fixed.

Case 1.c:

Reference:

G likes kho kho and sits 2nd to the right of the one who likes volleyball.

The friend who likes table tennis sits opposite to G.

Inference:

Position of G and the one who likes Football can be fixed.

Reference:

A and D both don’t like neither badminton nor table tennis.

Inference:

Since A and D both don’t like Table tennis this case is invalid.

Case 2:

Reference:

The one who likes football sit between C and E.

E likes cricket and sits immediate right of F.

F don’t like football.

Inference:

For the position of C and E there are 2 sub cases:

Case 2.a:

Reference:

G likes kho kho and sits 2nd to the right of the one who likes volleyball.

The friend who likes table tennis sits opposite to G.

Inference:

Position of G and the one who likes Football can be fixed.

Reference:

A and D both don’t like neither badminton nor table tennis.

Inference:

From the above condition A and D either likes volleyball or football and H likes badminton.

Case 2.b:

Reference:

G likes kho kho and sits 2nd to the right of the one who likes volleyball.

The friend who likes table tennis sits opposite to G.

Inference:

From the above condition position of G and the one who likes volleyball cannot be fixed. Hence this case is invalid.

Case 2.a is the final arrangement.
4
Who sits 2nd to the right of F?
» Explain it
E
Either A or D sits 2nd to the right of F.

Hence the correct answer is option E.

Final Arrangement:

Common Explanation:

Reference:

H sits 2nd to the right of the friend who likes basketball.

B is the neighbour of the one who likes basketball.

B likes hockey.

Inference:

For the position of B there could be 2 possible cases-

Case 1:

Reference:

The one who likes football sit between C and E.

E likes cricket and sits immediate right of F.

F don’t like football.

Inference:

For the position of E and C there are 3 possible sub cases:

Case 1.a:

Reference:

G likes kho kho and sits 2nd to the right of the one who likes volleyball.

The friend who likes table tennis sits opposite to G.

Reference:

A and D both don’t like neither badminton nor table tennis.

Inference:

Since A and D both don’t like badminton this case is invalid.

Case 1.b:

Reference:

G likes kho kho and sits 2nd to the right of the one who likes volleyball.

The friend who likes table tennis sits opposite to G.

Inference:

This case is invalid as position of G and the one who likes table tennis cannot be fixed.

Case 1.c:

Reference:

G likes kho kho and sits 2nd to the right of the one who likes volleyball.

The friend who likes table tennis sits opposite to G.

Inference:

Position of G and the one who likes Football can be fixed.

Reference:

A and D both don’t like neither badminton nor table tennis.

Inference:

Since A and D both don’t like Table tennis this case is invalid.

Case 2:

Reference:

The one who likes football sit between C and E.

E likes cricket and sits immediate right of F.

F don’t like football.

Inference:

For the position of C and E there are 2 sub cases:

Case 2.a:

Reference:

G likes kho kho and sits 2nd to the right of the one who likes volleyball.

The friend who likes table tennis sits opposite to G.

Inference:

Position of G and the one who likes Football can be fixed.

Reference:

A and D both don’t like neither badminton nor table tennis.

Inference:

From the above condition A and D either likes volleyball or football and H likes badminton.

Case 2.b:

Reference:

G likes kho kho and sits 2nd to the right of the one who likes volleyball.

The friend who likes table tennis sits opposite to G.

Inference:

From the above condition position of G and the one who likes volleyball cannot be fixed. Hence this case is invalid.

Case 2.a is the final arrangement.
5
How many friend(s) sit between F and the one who likes Football when counted in anticlockwise direction from F ?
» Explain it
B
From the given solution 2 people sit between F and the one who likes Football.

Hence the correct answer is option B.

Final Arrangement:

Common Explanation:

Reference:

H sits 2nd to the right of the friend who likes basketball.

B is the neighbour of the one who likes basketball.

B likes hockey.

Inference:

For the position of B there could be 2 possible cases-

Case 1:

Reference:

The one who likes football sit between C and E.

E likes cricket and sits immediate right of F.

F don’t like football.

Inference:

For the position of E and C there are 3 possible sub cases:

Case 1.a:

Reference:

G likes kho kho and sits 2nd to the right of the one who likes volleyball.

The friend who likes table tennis sits opposite to G.

Reference:

A and D both don’t like neither badminton nor table tennis.

Inference:

Since A and D both don’t like badminton this case is invalid.

Case 1.b:

Reference:

G likes kho kho and sits 2nd to the right of the one who likes volleyball.

The friend who likes table tennis sits opposite to G.

Inference:

This case is invalid as position of G and the one who likes table tennis cannot be fixed.

Case 1.c:

Reference:

G likes kho kho and sits 2nd to the right of the one who likes volleyball.

The friend who likes table tennis sits opposite to G.

Inference:

Position of G and the one who likes Football can be fixed.

Reference:

A and D both don’t like neither badminton nor table tennis.

Inference:

Since A and D both don’t like Table tennis this case is invalid.

Case 2:

Reference:

The one who likes football sit between C and E.

E likes cricket and sits immediate right of F.

F don’t like football.

Inference:

For the position of C and E there are 2 sub cases:

Case 2.a:

Reference:

G likes kho kho and sits 2nd to the right of the one who likes volleyball.

The friend who likes table tennis sits opposite to G.

Inference:

Position of G and the one who likes Football can be fixed.

Reference:

A and D both don’t like neither badminton nor table tennis.

Inference:

From the above condition A and D either likes volleyball or football and H likes badminton.

Case 2.b:

Reference:

G likes kho kho and sits 2nd to the right of the one who likes volleyball.

The friend who likes table tennis sits opposite to G.

Inference:

From the above condition position of G and the one who likes volleyball cannot be fixed. Hence this case is invalid.

Case 2.a is the final arrangement.
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