Complex Reasoning Square Based Seating Arrangement Puzzle for Practice | New Pattern Reasoning Questions for IBPS PO 2019 and SBI PO 2019

Directions: Read the given information carefully and answer the questions given beside:
 
Sachin, Thara, Udhay, Aravind, Baskar, Manju, Chinnu and Vinoth are sitting around a square table in such a way that four of them sit at four corners of the square table facing outwards the centre of the table while four of them sit in the middle of the four sides facing centre of the table. Each of them likes different colors like Pink, Red, Orange, Blue, Yellow, Black, White and Green. Each of them was born in different months January, February, March, April, May, June, July and August of the same year. The person who was born in the consecutive months will not sit together i.e. The person born in January can not be an immediate neighbor of the person who was born in February. All the above information is not necessarily in the same order.
 
Vinoth likes neither Black nor Orange. The one who was born in March sits on the immediate left of Chinnu. Manju does not like Black color. The one who likes Pink was born in the month which has less than 30 days. Thara likes Blue and sits opposite to the one who likes Green. Vinoth was born in January and is an immediate neighbor of Aravind and Sachin. Chinnu likes Red and was born in June. The one who was born in April sits opposite to the one who likes Pink. Vinoth doesn’t sit on the middle sides of the table. Chinnu doesn’t face outside the table. Aravind was born in August month. Manju is an immediate neighbor of the one who was born in June and Thara. Manju was born in the month which has more than 30 days. Udhay likes Yellow and was born on the month which has 30 days and is not an immediate neighbor of Chinnu.
» Explain it
B
The following common explanation, we get "Thara-July Month".

Hence, option B is correct.
 
Case: 2


Common Explanation
 
References
 
Vinoth doesn’t sit on the middle sides of the table.
 
Vinoth likes neither Black nor Orange.
 
Vinoth was born in January and is an immediate neighbor of Aravind and Sachin.
 
Aravind was born in August month.

 
Inferences
 
From above statements,
 
  • Vinoth sit at corner of the table & faces outside.
  • Vinoth was born in January and is an immediate neighbor of Aravind and Sachin.  Here we get two possibilities as show in seating.
 
Based on the above statements we get the seating as shown below
 
Case: 1
 


  
Case: 2


 
References
 
Chinnu doesn’t face outside the table.
 
Chinnu likes Red and was born in June.
 
The one who was born in March sits on the immediate left of Chinnu.

 
Inferences
 
From above statements,
 
  • Chinnu faces inside the circle. Thus we get two possibilities in each case.
  • Based on the remaining statements, we get the following seating as shown
 
Case: 1



Case: 1-A

  
 
_____________________________________
 
Case: 2



Case: 2-A


References
 
Manju is an immediate neighbor of the one who was born in June and Thara.
 
Manju was born on the month which has more than 30 days.
 
Manju does not like Black color.

 
Inferences
 
  • Based on the above statements, we get the following seating as shown
Case: 1


Case: 1-A

_______________________________________________
 
Case: 2



Case: 2-A


 
References
 
Udhay likes Yellow and was born in the month which has 30 days and is not an immediate neighbor of Chinnu.
 
The one who was born in April sits opposite to the one who likes Pink.
 
The one who likes Pink was born in the month which has less than 30 days.
 

Inferences
 
From above statements,
 
  • Udhay likes Yellow color & born in April month (30 days, only month left among given)
  • Udhay is not an immediate neighbor of Chinnu.
  • The one who likes Pink color sits opposite to Udhay.
  • The one who likes Pink was born in February (28 days i.e. < 30 days). With this statement Case-1-A and Case-2-A gets eliminated as shown in seating.
Case: 1



The one who likes Pink color sits opposite to Udhay.
The one who likes Pink was born in February
[Both statements are not satisfied in this case]

Case: 1-A [Eliminated]

 
_________________________________________________

Case: 2

 
The one who likes Pink color sits opposite to Udhay.
The one who likes Pink was born in February
[Both statements are not satisfied in this case]

Case: 2-A [Eliminated]

References
 
Thara likes Blue and sits opposite to the one who likes Green.
 
The person who was born in the consecutive months will not sit together i.e. The person born in January is not an immediate neighbor of the person who was born in February.
 

Inferences
 
From above statements,
 
  • Finally, Baskar born in February & likes Pink color in both cases.
  • Case: 1 as per condition Thara or Sachin can’t born in May month (The person who was born in the consecutive month will not sit together). Therefore case: 1 gets eliminated as shown below.
 
Case: 1

 

 
  • As per Case: 2 Sachin was born in May month & Thara was born in July month
  • Vinoth & Manju doesn’t like Black color. Then, Aravind likes Black color.
  • Vinoth doesn’t like Orange color. Therefore Manju likes Orange color.
  • Finally, Vinoth likes White color. Thus we get the case completed.
 
Case: 2
 
» Explain it
D
The following common explanation, we get "The one who was born in June and the one who was born in May".

Chinnu-June, Baskar-Pink & Sachin-May are immediate neighbors.

Hence, option D is correct.
 
Case: 2


Common Explanation
 
References
 
Vinoth doesn’t sit on the middle sides of the table.
 
Vinoth likes neither Black nor Orange.
 
Vinoth was born in January and is an immediate neighbor of Aravind and Sachin.
 
Aravind was born in August month.

 
Inferences
 
From above statements,
 
  • Vinoth sit at corner of the table & faces outside.
  • Vinoth was born in January and is an immediate neighbor of Aravind and Sachin.  Here we get two possibilities as show in seating.
 
Based on the above statements we get the seating as shown below
 
Case: 1
 


  
Case: 2


 
References
 
Chinnu doesn’t face outside the table.
 
Chinnu likes Red and was born in June.
 
The one who was born in March sits on the immediate left of Chinnu.

 
Inferences
 
From above statements,
 
  • Chinnu faces inside the circle. Thus we get two possibilities in each case.
  • Based on the remaining statements, we get the following seating as shown
 
Case: 1



Case: 1-A

  
 
_____________________________________
 
Case: 2



Case: 2-A


References
 
Manju is an immediate neighbor of the one who was born in June and Thara.
 
Manju was born on the month which has more than 30 days.
 
Manju does not like Black color.

 
Inferences
 
  • Based on the above statements, we get the following seating as shown
Case: 1


Case: 1-A

_______________________________________________
 
Case: 2



Case: 2-A


 
References
 
Udhay likes Yellow and was born in the month which has 30 days and is not an immediate neighbor of Chinnu.
 
The one who was born in April sits opposite to the one who likes Pink.
 
The one who likes Pink was born in the month which has less than 30 days.
 

Inferences
 
From above statements,
 
  • Udhay likes Yellow color & born in April month (30 days, only month left among given)
  • Udhay is not an immediate neighbor of Chinnu.
  • The one who likes Pink color sits opposite to Udhay.
  • The one who likes Pink was born in February (28 days i.e. < 30 days). With this statement Case-1-A and Case-2-A gets eliminated as shown in seating.
Case: 1



The one who likes Pink color sits opposite to Udhay.
The one who likes Pink was born in February
[Both statements are not satisfied in this case]

Case: 1-A [Eliminated]

 
_________________________________________________

Case: 2

 
The one who likes Pink color sits opposite to Udhay.
The one who likes Pink was born in February
[Both statements are not satisfied in this case]

Case: 2-A [Eliminated]

References
 
Thara likes Blue and sits opposite to the one who likes Green.
 
The person who was born in the consecutive months will not sit together i.e. The person born in January is not an immediate neighbor of the person who was born in February.
 

Inferences
 
From above statements,
 
  • Finally, Baskar born in February & likes Pink color in both cases.
  • Case: 1 as per condition Thara or Sachin can’t born in May month (The person who was born in the consecutive month will not sit together). Therefore case: 1 gets eliminated as shown below.
 
Case: 1

 

 
  • As per Case: 2 Sachin was born in May month & Thara was born in July month
  • Vinoth & Manju doesn’t like Black color. Then, Aravind likes Black color.
  • Vinoth doesn’t like Orange color. Therefore Manju likes Orange color.
  • Finally, Vinoth likes White color. Thus we get the case completed.
 
Case: 2
 
3
Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence form a group. Which of the following does not belong to the group?
» Explain it
C
The following common explanation, we get "Vinoth-White-Faces outside the table".

Remaining 4 options are the ones who face inside the table.

Hence, option C is correct.
 
Case: 2


Common Explanation
 
References
 
Vinoth doesn’t sit on the middle sides of the table.
 
Vinoth likes neither Black nor Orange.
 
Vinoth was born in January and is an immediate neighbor of Aravind and Sachin.
 
Aravind was born in August month.

 
Inferences
 
From above statements,
 
  • Vinoth sit at corner of the table & faces outside.
  • Vinoth was born in January and is an immediate neighbor of Aravind and Sachin.  Here we get two possibilities as show in seating.
 
Based on the above statements we get the seating as shown below
 
Case: 1
 


  
Case: 2


 
References
 
Chinnu doesn’t face outside the table.
 
Chinnu likes Red and was born in June.
 
The one who was born in March sits on the immediate left of Chinnu.

 
Inferences
 
From above statements,
 
  • Chinnu faces inside the circle. Thus we get two possibilities in each case.
  • Based on the remaining statements, we get the following seating as shown
 
Case: 1



Case: 1-A

  
 
_____________________________________
 
Case: 2



Case: 2-A


References
 
Manju is an immediate neighbor of the one who was born in June and Thara.
 
Manju was born on the month which has more than 30 days.
 
Manju does not like Black color.

 
Inferences
 
  • Based on the above statements, we get the following seating as shown
Case: 1


Case: 1-A

_______________________________________________
 
Case: 2



Case: 2-A


 
References
 
Udhay likes Yellow and was born in the month which has 30 days and is not an immediate neighbor of Chinnu.
 
The one who was born in April sits opposite to the one who likes Pink.
 
The one who likes Pink was born in the month which has less than 30 days.
 

Inferences
 
From above statements,
 
  • Udhay likes Yellow color & born in April month (30 days, only month left among given)
  • Udhay is not an immediate neighbor of Chinnu.
  • The one who likes Pink color sits opposite to Udhay.
  • The one who likes Pink was born in February (28 days i.e. < 30 days). With this statement Case-1-A and Case-2-A gets eliminated as shown in seating.
Case: 1



The one who likes Pink color sits opposite to Udhay.
The one who likes Pink was born in February
[Both statements are not satisfied in this case]

Case: 1-A [Eliminated]

 
_________________________________________________

Case: 2

 
The one who likes Pink color sits opposite to Udhay.
The one who likes Pink was born in February
[Both statements are not satisfied in this case]

Case: 2-A [Eliminated]

References
 
Thara likes Blue and sits opposite to the one who likes Green.
 
The person who was born in the consecutive months will not sit together i.e. The person born in January is not an immediate neighbor of the person who was born in February.
 

Inferences
 
From above statements,
 
  • Finally, Baskar born in February & likes Pink color in both cases.
  • Case: 1 as per condition Thara or Sachin can’t born in May month (The person who was born in the consecutive month will not sit together). Therefore case: 1 gets eliminated as shown below.
 
Case: 1

 

 
  • As per Case: 2 Sachin was born in May month & Thara was born in July month
  • Vinoth & Manju doesn’t like Black color. Then, Aravind likes Black color.
  • Vinoth doesn’t like Orange color. Therefore Manju likes Orange color.
  • Finally, Vinoth likes White color. Thus we get the case completed.
 
Case: 2
 
» Explain it
E
The following common explanation, we get "All of these".

All the options are true.

Hence, option E is correct.
 
Case: 2


Common Explanation
 
References
 
Vinoth doesn’t sit on the middle sides of the table.
 
Vinoth likes neither Black nor Orange.
 
Vinoth was born in January and is an immediate neighbor of Aravind and Sachin.
 
Aravind was born in August month.

 
Inferences
 
From above statements,
 
  • Vinoth sit at corner of the table & faces outside.
  • Vinoth was born in January and is an immediate neighbor of Aravind and Sachin.  Here we get two possibilities as show in seating.
 
Based on the above statements we get the seating as shown below
 
Case: 1
 


  
Case: 2


 
References
 
Chinnu doesn’t face outside the table.
 
Chinnu likes Red and was born in June.
 
The one who was born in March sits on the immediate left of Chinnu.

 
Inferences
 
From above statements,
 
  • Chinnu faces inside the circle. Thus we get two possibilities in each case.
  • Based on the remaining statements, we get the following seating as shown
 
Case: 1



Case: 1-A

  
 
_____________________________________
 
Case: 2



Case: 2-A


References
 
Manju is an immediate neighbor of the one who was born in June and Thara.
 
Manju was born on the month which has more than 30 days.
 
Manju does not like Black color.

 
Inferences
 
  • Based on the above statements, we get the following seating as shown
Case: 1


Case: 1-A

_______________________________________________
 
Case: 2



Case: 2-A


 
References
 
Udhay likes Yellow and was born in the month which has 30 days and is not an immediate neighbor of Chinnu.
 
The one who was born in April sits opposite to the one who likes Pink.
 
The one who likes Pink was born in the month which has less than 30 days.
 

Inferences
 
From above statements,
 
  • Udhay likes Yellow color & born in April month (30 days, only month left among given)
  • Udhay is not an immediate neighbor of Chinnu.
  • The one who likes Pink color sits opposite to Udhay.
  • The one who likes Pink was born in February (28 days i.e. < 30 days). With this statement Case-1-A and Case-2-A gets eliminated as shown in seating.
Case: 1



The one who likes Pink color sits opposite to Udhay.
The one who likes Pink was born in February
[Both statements are not satisfied in this case]

Case: 1-A [Eliminated]

 
_________________________________________________

Case: 2

 
The one who likes Pink color sits opposite to Udhay.
The one who likes Pink was born in February
[Both statements are not satisfied in this case]

Case: 2-A [Eliminated]

References
 
Thara likes Blue and sits opposite to the one who likes Green.
 
The person who was born in the consecutive months will not sit together i.e. The person born in January is not an immediate neighbor of the person who was born in February.
 

Inferences
 
From above statements,
 
  • Finally, Baskar born in February & likes Pink color in both cases.
  • Case: 1 as per condition Thara or Sachin can’t born in May month (The person who was born in the consecutive month will not sit together). Therefore case: 1 gets eliminated as shown below.
 
Case: 1

 

 
  • As per Case: 2 Sachin was born in May month & Thara was born in July month
  • Vinoth & Manju doesn’t like Black color. Then, Aravind likes Black color.
  • Vinoth doesn’t like Orange color. Therefore Manju likes Orange color.
  • Finally, Vinoth likes White color. Thus we get the case completed.
 
Case: 2
 
5
Who are the immediate neighbours of the person who sits third to the left of Sachin?
» Explain it
D
In the following common explanation, it is clear that Thara and Chinnu are the immediate neighbours of the person who sits third to the left of Sachin. 
 
Hence, option B is correct.
 
Case: 2


Common Explanation
 
References
 
Vinoth doesn’t sit on the middle sides of the table.
 
Vinoth likes neither Black nor Orange.
 
Vinoth was born in January and is an immediate neighbor of Aravind and Sachin.
 
Aravind was born in August month.

 
Inferences
 
From above statements,
 
  • Vinoth sit at corner of the table & faces outside.
  • Vinoth was born in January and is an immediate neighbor of Aravind and Sachin.  Here we get two possibilities as show in seating.
 
Based on the above statements we get the seating as shown below
 
Case: 1
 


  
Case: 2


 
References
 
Chinnu doesn’t face outside the table.
 
Chinnu likes Red and was born in June.
 
The one who was born in March sits on the immediate left of Chinnu.

 
Inferences
 
From above statements,
 
  • Chinnu faces inside the circle. Thus we get two possibilities in each case.
  • Based on the remaining statements, we get the following seating as shown
 
Case: 1



Case: 1-A

  
 
_____________________________________
 
Case: 2



Case: 2-A


References
 
Manju is an immediate neighbor of the one who was born in June and Thara.
 
Manju was born on the month which has more than 30 days.
 
Manju does not like Black color.

 
Inferences
 
  • Based on the above statements, we get the following seating as shown
Case: 1


Case: 1-A

_______________________________________________
 
Case: 2



Case: 2-A


 
References
 
Udhay likes Yellow and was born in the month which has 30 days and is not an immediate neighbor of Chinnu.
 
The one who was born in April sits opposite to the one who likes Pink.
 
The one who likes Pink was born in the month which has less than 30 days.
 

Inferences
 
From above statements,
 
  • Udhay likes Yellow color & born in April month (30 days, only month left among given)
  • Udhay is not an immediate neighbor of Chinnu.
  • The one who likes Pink color sits opposite to Udhay.
  • The one who likes Pink was born in February (28 days i.e. < 30 days). With this statement Case-1-A and Case-2-A gets eliminated as shown in seating.
Case: 1



The one who likes Pink color sits opposite to Udhay.
The one who likes Pink was born in February
[Both statements are not satisfied in this case]

Case: 1-A [Eliminated]

 
_________________________________________________

Case: 2

 
The one who likes Pink color sits opposite to Udhay.
The one who likes Pink was born in February
[Both statements are not satisfied in this case]

Case: 2-A [Eliminated]

References
 
Thara likes Blue and sits opposite to the one who likes Green.
 
The person who was born in the consecutive months will not sit together i.e. The person born in January is not an immediate neighbor of the person who was born in February.
 

Inferences
 
From above statements,
 
  • Finally, Baskar born in February & likes Pink color in both cases.
  • Case: 1 as per condition Thara or Sachin can’t born in May month (The person who was born in the consecutive month will not sit together). Therefore case: 1 gets eliminated as shown below.
 
Case: 1

 

 
  • As per Case: 2 Sachin was born in May month & Thara was born in July month
  • Vinoth & Manju doesn’t like Black color. Then, Aravind likes Black color.
  • Vinoth doesn’t like Orange color. Therefore Manju likes Orange color.
  • Finally, Vinoth likes White color. Thus we get the case completed.
 
Case: 2
 

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