Reasoning Seating Arrangement Puzzles for IBPS PO 2019 and SBI PO 2019 | High Level Reasoning Puzzles PDF at Smartkeeda

Direction: Study the following information to answer the given questions:
 
Eight people A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting in two parallel rows containing four people each. B, D, F and H are sitting in row-I facing North and A, C, E and G are sitting in row-2 facing South (but not necessarily in the same order). Thus, each person sitting in row-I faces another person sitting in row-2. Each of the persons lives on different floors of a building.i.e. floor 1 to 8.
 
B lives on 4th floor and the person who lives on the 1st floor is not the neighbour of G in the row. H sits to the opposite of the person who sits to the immediate right of the person who lives on 2ndfloor. The person who lives on 3rd floor sits exactly between D and the person who lives on 8thfloor. G lives on even prime numbered floor. C lives neither on 1st floor nor on 5th floor. G sits opposite to F, who lives on the 8th floor. E sits between A and G. D sits at the left end of the row and lives on 6th floor.
1
Which of the following represents the people sitting at extreme ends of both the rows?
» Explain it
A
The following common explanation, we get Clearly, A, C and B, D represent the people sitting at extreme ends of both the rows.

Hence, option A is correct.

Final tables:
 
Floor Person
8 F
7 C
6 D
5 E
4 B
3 H
2 G
1 A
 
Row- II
Facing South 
A E G C
 
Row- I
Facing North 
D H F B

Common explanations
 
Reference: 
 
B lives on 4th floor. 

G, lives on even prime numbered floor.

B, D, F and H are sitting in row-I facing North and A, C, E and G are sitting in row-2 facing South (but not necessarily in the same order). 


Inference: 

The only even prime number from 1 to 8 is 2. So, G lives on second (2nd) Floor.

We shall keep the last hint in mind while drawing both the arrangements.
 
Floor Person
8  
7  
6  
5  
4 B
3  
2 G
1  
 
Reference: 

G sits opposite to F, who lives on 8th floor.

D , sits at the left end of the row and lives on the 6th floor.

The person who lives on 3rd floor sits between D and the person who lives on 8th floor.


Inference: 

Below floor and linear arrangement can be obtained from the above hints.
 
Floor Person
8 F
7  
6 D
5  
4 B
3 H
2 G
1  
 

Since the person who lives on 3rd floor sits between D and F, thus B who lives on 4th floor must sit at the right end of Row-I.

And the only person left in Row-I i.e. 'H lives on third floor.
 
Row- II
Facing South 
       
 
Row- I
Facing North
D H F B
 
Reference: 

G sits opposite to F.

E sits between A and G.

The person who lives on the first floor is not the neighbour of G in the row.


Inference: 

It means E and C can't live on the first floor.  Therefore, C would be living on the 7th floor.

Now only two floors are left i.e. 1 and 5, as E also can't live on 1st floor , so E must be living on 5th floor and A lives on 1st floor.
 
Thus both the arrangements get completed.
 
Floor Person
8 F
7 C
6 D
5 E
4 B
3 H
2 G
1 A
 
Row- II
Facing South 
A E G C
 
Row- I
Facing North 
D H F B

 

2
Who amongst the following sits to the immediate left of the person who lives on 2nd floor?
» Explain it
B
The following common explanation, we get Clearly, C  sits to the immediate left of the person who lives on 2nd floor.

Hence, option B is correct.

Final tables:
 
Floor Person
8 F
7 C
6 D
5 E
4 B
3 H
2 G
1 A
 
Row- II
Facing South 
A E G C
 
Row- I
Facing North 
D H F B

Common explanations
 
Reference: 
 
B lives on 4th floor. 

G, lives on even prime numbered floor.

B, D, F and H are sitting in row-I facing North and A, C, E and G are sitting in row-2 facing South (but not necessarily in the same order). 


Inference: 

The only even prime number from 1 to 8 is 2. So, G lives on second (2nd) Floor.

We shall keep the last hint in mind while drawing both the arrangements.
 
Floor Person
8  
7  
6  
5  
4 B
3  
2 G
1  
 
Reference: 

G sits opposite to F, who lives on 8th floor.

D , sits at the left end of the row and lives on the 6th floor.

The person who lives on 3rd floor sits between D and the person who lives on 8th floor.


Inference: 

Below floor and linear arrangement can be obtained from the above hints.
 
Floor Person
8 F
7  
6 D
5  
4 B
3 H
2 G
1  
 

Since the person who lives on 3rd floor sits between D and F, thus B who lives on 4th floor must sit at the right end of Row-I.

And the only person left in Row-I i.e. 'H lives on third floor.
 
Row- II
Facing South 
       
 
Row- I
Facing North
D H F B
 
Reference: 

G sits opposite to F.

E sits between A and G.

The person who lives on the first floor is not the neighbour of G in the row.


Inference: 

It means E and C can't live on the first floor.  Therefore, C would be living on the 7th floor.

Now only two floors are left i.e. 1 and 5, as E also can't live on 1st floor , so E must be living on 5th floor and A lives on 1st floor.
 
Thus both the arrangements get completed.
 
Floor Person
8 F
7 C
6 D
5 E
4 B
3 H
2 G
1 A
 
Row- II
Facing South 
A E G C
 
Row- I
Facing North 
D H F B

 

3
Which of the given statements is true with respect to the given arrangement?
» Explain it
C
The following common explanation, we get C sits opposite to B

Hence, option C is correct.

Final tables:
 
Floor Person
8 F
7 C
6 D
5 E
4 B
3 H
2 G
1 A
 
Row- II
Facing South 
A E G C
 
Row- I
Facing North 
D H F B

Common explanations
 
Reference: 
 
B lives on 4th floor. 

G, lives on even prime numbered floor.

B, D, F and H are sitting in row-I facing North and A, C, E and G are sitting in row-2 facing South (but not necessarily in the same order). 


Inference: 

The only even prime number from 1 to 8 is 2. So, G lives on second (2nd) Floor.

We shall keep the last hint in mind while drawing both the arrangements.
 
Floor Person
8  
7  
6  
5  
4 B
3  
2 G
1  
 
Reference: 

G sits opposite to F, who lives on 8th floor.

D , sits at the left end of the row and lives on the 6th floor.

The person who lives on 3rd floor sits between D and the person who lives on 8th floor.


Inference: 

Below floor and linear arrangement can be obtained from the above hints.
 
Floor Person
8 F
7  
6 D
5  
4 B
3 H
2 G
1  
 

Since the person who lives on 3rd floor sits between D and F, thus B who lives on 4th floor must sit at the right end of Row-I.

And the only person left in Row-I i.e. 'H lives on third floor.
 
Row- II
Facing South 
       
 
Row- I
Facing North
D H F B
 
Reference: 

G sits opposite to F.

E sits between A and G.

The person who lives on the first floor is not the neighbour of G in the row.


Inference: 

It means E and C can't live on the first floor.  Therefore, C would be living on the 7th floor.

Now only two floors are left i.e. 1 and 5, as E also can't live on 1st floor , so E must be living on 5th floor and A lives on 1st floor.
 
Thus both the arrangements get completed.
 
Floor Person
8 F
7 C
6 D
5 E
4 B
3 H
2 G
1 A
 
Row- II
Facing South 
A E G C
 
Row- I
Facing North 
D H F B

 

4
How many people live between C and H?
» Explain it
D
In the following common explanation, it is clear that only three persons live between C and H.
 
Hence, option D is correct.

Final tables:
 
Floor Person
8 F
7 C
6 D
5 E
4 B
3 H
2 G
1 A
 
Row- II
Facing South 
A E G C
 
Row- I
Facing North 
D H F B

Common explanations
 
Reference: 
 
B lives on 4th floor. 

G, lives on even prime numbered floor.

B, D, F and H are sitting in row-I facing North and A, C, E and G are sitting in row-2 facing South (but not necessarily in the same order). 


Inference: 

The only even prime number from 1 to 8 is 2. So, G lives on second (2nd) Floor.

We shall keep the last hint in mind while drawing both the arrangements.
 
Floor Person
8  
7  
6  
5  
4 B
3  
2 G
1  
 
Reference: 

G sits opposite to F, who lives on 8th floor.

D , sits at the left end of the row and lives on the 6th floor.

The person who lives on 3rd floor sits between D and the person who lives on 8th floor.


Inference: 

Below floor and linear arrangement can be obtained from the above hints.
 
Floor Person
8 F
7  
6 D
5  
4 B
3 H
2 G
1  
 

Since the person who lives on 3rd floor sits between D and F, thus B who lives on 4th floor must sit at the right end of Row-I.

And the only person left in Row-I i.e. 'H lives on third floor.
 
Row- II
Facing South 
       
 
Row- I
Facing North
D H F B
 
Reference: 

G sits opposite to F.

E sits between A and G.

The person who lives on the first floor is not the neighbour of G in the row.


Inference: 

It means E and C can't live on the first floor.  Therefore, C would be living on the 7th floor.

Now only two floors are left i.e. 1 and 5, as E also can't live on 1st floor , so E must be living on 5th floor and A lives on 1st floor.
 
Thus both the arrangements get completed.
 
Floor Person
8 F
7 C
6 D
5 E
4 B
3 H
2 G
1 A
 
Row- II
Facing South 
A E G C
 
Row- I
Facing North 
D H F B

 

5
Who is/are the immediate neighbours of the person who is sitting opposite to H?
» Explain it
B
In the following common explanation, it is clear that A and G are immediate neighbours of the person who is sitting opposite to H. 
 
Hence, option C is correct.

Final tables:
 
Floor Person
8 F
7 C
6 D
5 E
4 B
3 H
2 G
1 A
 
Row- II
Facing South 
A E G C
 
Row- I
Facing North 
D H F B

Common explanations
 
Reference: 
 
B lives on 4th floor. 

G, lives on even prime numbered floor.

B, D, F and H are sitting in row-I facing North and A, C, E and G are sitting in row-2 facing South (but not necessarily in the same order). 


Inference: 

The only even prime number from 1 to 8 is 2. So, G lives on second (2nd) Floor.

We shall keep the last hint in mind while drawing both the arrangements.
 
Floor Person
8  
7  
6  
5  
4 B
3  
2 G
1  
 
Reference: 

G sits opposite to F, who lives on 8th floor.

D , sits at the left end of the row and lives on the 6th floor.

The person who lives on 3rd floor sits between D and the person who lives on 8th floor.


Inference: 

Below floor and linear arrangement can be obtained from the above hints.
 
Floor Person
8 F
7  
6 D
5  
4 B
3 H
2 G
1  
 

Since the person who lives on 3rd floor sits between D and F, thus B who lives on 4th floor must sit at the right end of Row-I.

And the only person left in Row-I i.e. 'H lives on third floor.
 
Row- II
Facing South 
       
 
Row- I
Facing North
D H F B
 
Reference: 

G sits opposite to F.

E sits between A and G.

The person who lives on the first floor is not the neighbour of G in the row.


Inference: 

It means E and C can't live on the first floor.  Therefore, C would be living on the 7th floor.

Now only two floors are left i.e. 1 and 5, as E also can't live on 1st floor , so E must be living on 5th floor and A lives on 1st floor.
 
Thus both the arrangements get completed.
 
Floor Person
8 F
7 C
6 D
5 E
4 B
3 H
2 G
1 A
 
Row- II
Facing South 
A E G C
 
Row- I
Facing North 
D H F B

 


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