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

Directions: Read the given information carefully and answer the questions given beside:
 
Twelve friends are sitting in two parallel rows containing six people in each in such a way that there is an equal distance between two adjacent persons. In row-1 Sriram, Tushar, Uma, Vivek, Wasim and Xanil are seated and all of them are facing south direction. In row-2, Mano, Nirmal, Oviya, Parthiv, Queen and Ranjith are seated and all of them are facing north direction. Therefore in the given seating each member seated in a row faces another member of the other row. No two persons, whose names start with consecutive letters of English alphabet, are immediate neighbors of each other. For example, Binu is an immediate neighbor of neither Aman nor Chitra and so on. Each of them also likes different Kollywood actors - Rajni, Kamal, Vijay, Ajith, Surya, Karthi, Dhanush, Vikram, Prasanth, Jeeva, Arya and Prabhu. All the above information is not necessarily in the same order.
 
Nirmal does not like Ajith. Tushar sits at an extreme end of the line. Only two people sit between Tushar and the one who likes Dhanush. Nirmal sits second to the left of the one who faces the one who likes Dhanush. The one who likes Vijay sits second to the right of Oviya. Tushar does not face the one who likes Vijay. Only two persons sit between Parthiv and Ranjith. Uma does not sit at an extreme end of the line. Xanil is not an immediate neighbor of Tushar. Vivek faces the one who likes Prasanth. Only three people sit between the one who like Prasanth and Rajni. Ranjith likes Karthi. One of the immediate neighbors of Mano faces the one who likes Arya. The one who likes Kamal sits to the immediate right of Sriram. Parthiv sits second to the right of the one who likes Jeeva. Only three people sit between the ones who like Vikram and Prabhu respectively. Tushar does not like Prabhu.
1
Which among the following actors was liked by Wasim?
» Explain it
B
Following common explanation, we get "Wasim - Ajith".
 
Hence, option B is correct.
 
Case: 1 [If Tushar at extreme right end]
Row-1 (Person) Tushar Wasim Uma Sriram Vivek Xanil
Actors Vikram Ajith Kamal Dhanush Prabhu Arya
 
Actors Rajni Surya Karthi Jeeva Prasanth Vijay
Row-1 (Person)  Queen Nirmal Ranjith Oviya Mano Parthiv
 
Common Explanation
 
References:
 
In row-1 Sriram, Tushar, Uma, Vivek, Wasim and Xanil are seated and all of them are facing south direction.
 
In row-2, Mano, Nirmal, Oviya, Parthiv, Queen and Ranjith are seated and all of them are facing north direction.
 
Tushar sits at an extreme end of the line.
 
Xanil is not an immediate neighbor of Tushar.
 
Tushar does not face the one who likes Vijay.
 
Only two people sit between Tushar and the one who likes Dhanush.
 
Nirmal sits second to the left of the one who faces the one who likes Dhanush.
 
Nirmal does not like Ajith.
 
Tushar does not like Prabhu.

 
Inferences:
 
From above information,
 
• Tushar sits either extreme right end or left end of Row-1. So we get two possibilities.
 
• Remaining all the above statements are directly given and can be filled with respect to Tushar's position.
 
• Nirmal sits second to the left of the one who faces the one who likes Dhanush. Here, Nirmal sits 2nd from left end in Row-2 [Case: 1] & Nirmal sits extreme left end in Row-2 [Case: 2]
 
• Based on all above conditions, initial arrangement is as follows,
 
Case: 1 [If Tushar at extreme right end]
Row-1 (Person) Tushar Xanil        
Actors Prabhu     Dhanush    
Actors Vijay Ajith        
Row-1 (Person)    Nirmal        
 
Case: 2 [If Tushar at extreme left end]
Row-1 (Person)                             Xanil Tushar
Actors     Dhanush     Prabhu
Actors Ajith         Vijay
Row-1 (Person)  Nirmal                   
 
References:
 
No two persons, whose names start with consecutive letters of English alphabet, are immediate neighbors of each other. For example, Binu is an immediate neighbor of neither Aman nor Chitra and so on.
 
The one who likes Vijay sits second to the right of Oviya.

 
Inferences:
 
From above information,
 
• Nirmal & Oviya can’t be the neighbors (consecutive alphabetic name). Therefore Oviya must sit in front of the one who likes Dhanush in both cases as shown in seating. 
 
Case: 1 [If Tushar at extreme right end]
Row-1 (Person) Tushar Xanil                          
Actors Prabhu     Dhanush    
Actors Vijay Ajith       Vijay
Row-1 (Person)    Nirmal   Oviya    

Case: 2 [If Tushar at extreme left end]
Row-1 (Person)                           Xanil Tushar
Actors     Dhanush     Prabhu
Actors Ajith       Vijay Vijay
Row-1 (Person)  Nirmal   Oviya      
 
References:
 
Only two persons sit between Parthiv and Ranjith.
 
Ranjith likes Karthi.
 
Parthiv sits second to the right of the one who likes Jeeva.

 
Inferences:
 
From above information,
 
• Parthiv and Oviya can’t be the neighbors (consecutive alphabetic names) as per the condition.
 
•  In Case-1, Parthiv sits at extreme right end and Ranjith sits on the immediate left of Oviya. With respective to above 3 statements, Ranjith likes Karthi, Oviya likes Jeeva and Parthiv likes Vijay.
 
Case: 1 [If Tushar at extreme right end]
Row-1 (Person) Tushar Xanil                 
Actors Prabhu     Dhanush    
Actors Vijay Ajith Karthi Jeeva   Vijay
Row-1 (Person)    Nirmal Ranjith Oviya   Parthiv
 
• In Case-2, Parthiv sits at 2nd from right end and Ranjith sits on the immediate left of Oviya. With respective to above 3 statements, Ranjith likes Karthi, Oviya likes Jeeva and Parthiv likes Vijay.
 
Case: 2 [If Tushar at extreme left end]
Row-1 (Person)                  Xanil Tushar
Actors     Dhanush     Prabhu
Actors Ajith Karthi Jeeva   Vijay Vijay
Row-1 (Person)  Nirmal Ranjith Oviya   Parthiv  
 
References:
 
Vivek faces the one who likes Prasanth.
 
Only three people sit between the ones who like Prasanth and Rajni.
 

Inferences:
 
From above information,
 
• Vivek sits in the row-1 & faces south direction. Therefore the ones who like Prasanth and Rajni come in row-2 & face north direction.
 
• In Case-1, Vivek must sit at 2nd from left end in row-1, by this the one who like Rajni comes at extreme left end of Row-2 (Only possibility as per condition)
 
Case: 1 [If Tushar at extreme right end]
Row-1 (Person) Tushar Xanil     Vivek  
Actors Prabhu     Dhanush    
Actors Rajni Ajith Karthi Jeeva Prasanth Vijay
Row-1 (Person)    Nirmal Ranjith Oviya   Parthiv
 
• In Case-2, There is no place for Prasanth and Rajni with 3 gaps in Row-2. Hence this case can be eliminated as shown in seating.
 
Case: 2 [If Tushar at extreme left end] [Eliminated]
Row-1 (Person)                  Xanil Tushar
Actors     Dhanush     Prabhu
Actors Ajith Karthi Jeeva   Vijay Vijay
Row-1 (Person)  Nirmal Ranjith Oviya   Parthiv  
 
References:
 
One of the immediate neighbors of Mano faces the one who likes Arya.
 
Inferences:
 
From above information,
 
• Mano and Nirmal can’t be the neighbors (consecutive alphabetic names) as per the condition.
 
• So Mano sits on the immediate right of Oviya and likes the actor Prasanth. One of the immediate neighbors of Mano is Parthiv and Parthiv faces the one who likes Arya as per given statement.
 
• Finally, Queen (last person in row-2) sits at extreme left end and likes Rajni. Thus we get the following seating.
 
Case: 1 [If Tushar at extreme right end]
Row-1 (Person) Tushar Xanil     Vivek  
Actors Prabhu     Dhanush   Arya
Actors Rajni Ajith Karthi Jeeva Prasanth Vijay
Row-1 (Person)  Queen Nirmal Ranjith Oviya Mano Parthiv

References:
 
Only three people sit between the one who like Vikram and Prabhu respectively.
 
Uma does not sit at an extreme end of the line.
 
The one who likes Kamal sits to the immediate right of Sriram.

 
Inferences:
 
From above information,
 
• In Row-1, Tushar likes Vikram and Vivek likes Prabhu (Only possibility with respect to the condition)
 
• Tushar and Uma & Uma and Vivek can’t be the neighbors (consecutive alphabetic name) as per condition. Therefore Uma sits second to the left of Tushar.
 
• Wasim and Vivek can’t be the neighbors (consecutive alphabetic name) as per condition. Therefore Wasim sits on the immediate left of Tushar.
 
• The one who likes Kamal sits to the immediate right of Sriram.  Here, Sriram likes the actor Dhanush & Uma likes the actor Kamal.
 
• Finally, Xanil (last person in row-1) sits at extreme left end and likes the actor Arya.
 
• Finally, Nirmal likes the actor Surya and Wasim likes the actor Ajith. Nirmal & Wasim are opposite each other. Thus we get the completed seating as shown.
 
Case: 1 [If Tushar at extreme right end]
Row-1 (Person) Tushar Wasim Uma Sriram Vivek Xanil
Actors Vikram Ajith Kamal Dhanush Prabhu Arya
Actors Rajni Surya Karthi Jeeva Prasanth Vijay
Row-1 (Person)  Queen Nirmal Ranjith Oviya Mano Parthiv
 
2
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
Following common explanation, we get 'Surya-Nirmal' is the odd one out here.

Remaining 4 actors are liked by the person, who sits at any of the 4 extremes of two rows. 

Hence, option C is correct.
 
Case: 1 [If Tushar at extreme right end]
Row-1 (Person) Tushar Wasim Uma Sriram Vivek Xanil
Actors Vikram Ajith Kamal Dhanush Prabhu Arya
 
Actors Rajni Surya Karthi Jeeva Prasanth Vijay
Row-1 (Person)  Queen Nirmal Ranjith Oviya Mano Parthiv
 
Common Explanation
 
References:
 
In row-1 Sriram, Tushar, Uma, Vivek, Wasim and Xanil are seated and all of them are facing south direction.
 
In row-2, Mano, Nirmal, Oviya, Parthiv, Queen and Ranjith are seated and all of them are facing north direction.
 
Tushar sits at an extreme end of the line.
 
Xanil is not an immediate neighbor of Tushar.
 
Tushar does not face the one who likes Vijay.
 
Only two people sit between Tushar and the one who likes Dhanush.
 
Nirmal sits second to the left of the one who faces the one who likes Dhanush.
 
Nirmal does not like Ajith.
 
Tushar does not like Prabhu.

 
Inferences:
 
From above information,
 
• Tushar sits either extreme right end or left end of Row-1. So we get two possibilities.
 
• Remaining all the above statements are directly given and can be filled with respect to Tushar's position.
 
• Nirmal sits second to the left of the one who faces the one who likes Dhanush. Here, Nirmal sits 2nd from left end in Row-2 [Case: 1] & Nirmal sits extreme left end in Row-2 [Case: 2]
 
• Based on all above conditions, initial arrangement is as follows,
 
Case: 1 [If Tushar at extreme right end]
Row-1 (Person) Tushar Xanil        
Actors Prabhu     Dhanush    
Actors Vijay Ajith        
Row-1 (Person)    Nirmal        
 
Case: 2 [If Tushar at extreme left end]
Row-1 (Person)                             Xanil Tushar
Actors     Dhanush     Prabhu
Actors Ajith         Vijay
Row-1 (Person)  Nirmal                   
 
References:
 
No two persons, whose names start with consecutive letters of English alphabet, are immediate neighbors of each other. For example, Binu is an immediate neighbor of neither Aman nor Chitra and so on.
 
The one who likes Vijay sits second to the right of Oviya.

 
Inferences:
 
From above information,
 
• Nirmal & Oviya can’t be the neighbors (consecutive alphabetic name). Therefore Oviya must sit in front of the one who likes Dhanush in both cases as shown in seating. 
 
Case: 1 [If Tushar at extreme right end]
Row-1 (Person) Tushar Xanil                          
Actors Prabhu     Dhanush    
Actors Vijay Ajith       Vijay
Row-1 (Person)    Nirmal   Oviya    

Case: 2 [If Tushar at extreme left end]
Row-1 (Person)                           Xanil Tushar
Actors     Dhanush     Prabhu
Actors Ajith       Vijay Vijay
Row-1 (Person)  Nirmal   Oviya      
 
References:
 
Only two persons sit between Parthiv and Ranjith.
 
Ranjith likes Karthi.
 
Parthiv sits second to the right of the one who likes Jeeva.

 
Inferences:
 
From above information,
 
• Parthiv and Oviya can’t be the neighbors (consecutive alphabetic names) as per the condition.
 
•  In Case-1, Parthiv sits at extreme right end and Ranjith sits on the immediate left of Oviya. With respective to above 3 statements, Ranjith likes Karthi, Oviya likes Jeeva and Parthiv likes Vijay.
 
Case: 1 [If Tushar at extreme right end]
Row-1 (Person) Tushar Xanil                 
Actors Prabhu     Dhanush    
Actors Vijay Ajith Karthi Jeeva   Vijay
Row-1 (Person)    Nirmal Ranjith Oviya   Parthiv
 
• In Case-2, Parthiv sits at 2nd from right end and Ranjith sits on the immediate left of Oviya. With respective to above 3 statements, Ranjith likes Karthi, Oviya likes Jeeva and Parthiv likes Vijay.
 
Case: 2 [If Tushar at extreme left end]
Row-1 (Person)                  Xanil Tushar
Actors     Dhanush     Prabhu
Actors Ajith Karthi Jeeva   Vijay Vijay
Row-1 (Person)  Nirmal Ranjith Oviya   Parthiv  
 
References:
 
Vivek faces the one who likes Prasanth.
 
Only three people sit between the ones who like Prasanth and Rajni.
 

Inferences:
 
From above information,
 
• Vivek sits in the row-1 & faces south direction. Therefore the ones who like Prasanth and Rajni come in row-2 & face north direction.
 
• In Case-1, Vivek must sit at 2nd from left end in row-1, by this the one who like Rajni comes at extreme left end of Row-2 (Only possibility as per condition)
 
Case: 1 [If Tushar at extreme right end]
Row-1 (Person) Tushar Xanil     Vivek  
Actors Prabhu     Dhanush    
Actors Rajni Ajith Karthi Jeeva Prasanth Vijay
Row-1 (Person)    Nirmal Ranjith Oviya   Parthiv
 
• In Case-2, There is no place for Prasanth and Rajni with 3 gaps in Row-2. Hence this case can be eliminated as shown in seating.
 
Case: 2 [If Tushar at extreme left end] [Eliminated]
Row-1 (Person)                  Xanil Tushar
Actors     Dhanush     Prabhu
Actors Ajith Karthi Jeeva   Vijay Vijay
Row-1 (Person)  Nirmal Ranjith Oviya   Parthiv  
 
References:
 
One of the immediate neighbors of Mano faces the one who likes Arya.
 
Inferences:
 
From above information,
 
• Mano and Nirmal can’t be the neighbors (consecutive alphabetic names) as per the condition.
 
• So Mano sits on the immediate right of Oviya and likes the actor Prasanth. One of the immediate neighbors of Mano is Parthiv and Parthiv faces the one who likes Arya as per given statement.
 
• Finally, Queen (last person in row-2) sits at extreme left end and likes Rajni. Thus we get the following seating.
 
Case: 1 [If Tushar at extreme right end]
Row-1 (Person) Tushar Xanil     Vivek  
Actors Prabhu     Dhanush   Arya
Actors Rajni Ajith Karthi Jeeva Prasanth Vijay
Row-1 (Person)  Queen Nirmal Ranjith Oviya Mano Parthiv

References:
 
Only three people sit between the one who like Vikram and Prabhu respectively.
 
Uma does not sit at an extreme end of the line.
 
The one who likes Kamal sits to the immediate right of Sriram.

 
Inferences:
 
From above information,
 
• In Row-1, Tushar likes Vikram and Vivek likes Prabhu (Only possibility with respect to the condition)
 
• Tushar and Uma & Uma and Vivek can’t be the neighbors (consecutive alphabetic name) as per condition. Therefore Uma sits second to the left of Tushar.
 
• Wasim and Vivek can’t be the neighbors (consecutive alphabetic name) as per condition. Therefore Wasim sits on the immediate left of Tushar.
 
• The one who likes Kamal sits to the immediate right of Sriram.  Here, Sriram likes the actor Dhanush & Uma likes the actor Kamal.
 
• Finally, Xanil (last person in row-1) sits at extreme left end and likes the actor Arya.
 
• Finally, Nirmal likes the actor Surya and Wasim likes the actor Ajith. Nirmal & Wasim are opposite each other. Thus we get the completed seating as shown.
 
Case: 1 [If Tushar at extreme right end]
Row-1 (Person) Tushar Wasim Uma Sriram Vivek Xanil
Actors Vikram Ajith Kamal Dhanush Prabhu Arya
Actors Rajni Surya Karthi Jeeva Prasanth Vijay
Row-1 (Person)  Queen Nirmal Ranjith Oviya Mano Parthiv
 
3
Which among the following combination is definitely true?
» Explain it
C
The following common explanation, we get “Sriram-Dhanush".

Hence, option C is correct.
 
Case: 1 [If Tushar at extreme right end]
Row-1 (Person) Tushar Wasim Uma Sriram Vivek Xanil
Actors Vikram Ajith Kamal Dhanush Prabhu Arya
 
Actors Rajni Surya Karthi Jeeva Prasanth Vijay
Row-1 (Person)  Queen Nirmal Ranjith Oviya Mano Parthiv
 
Common Explanation
 
References:
 
In row-1 Sriram, Tushar, Uma, Vivek, Wasim and Xanil are seated and all of them are facing south direction.
 
In row-2, Mano, Nirmal, Oviya, Parthiv, Queen and Ranjith are seated and all of them are facing north direction.
 
Tushar sits at an extreme end of the line.
 
Xanil is not an immediate neighbor of Tushar.
 
Tushar does not face the one who likes Vijay.
 
Only two people sit between Tushar and the one who likes Dhanush.
 
Nirmal sits second to the left of the one who faces the one who likes Dhanush.
 
Nirmal does not like Ajith.
 
Tushar does not like Prabhu.

 
Inferences:
 
From above information,
 
• Tushar sits either extreme right end or left end of Row-1. So we get two possibilities.
 
• Remaining all the above statements are directly given and can be filled with respect to Tushar's position.
 
• Nirmal sits second to the left of the one who faces the one who likes Dhanush. Here, Nirmal sits 2nd from left end in Row-2 [Case: 1] & Nirmal sits extreme left end in Row-2 [Case: 2]
 
• Based on all above conditions, initial arrangement is as follows,
 
Case: 1 [If Tushar at extreme right end]
Row-1 (Person) Tushar Xanil        
Actors Prabhu     Dhanush    
Actors Vijay Ajith        
Row-1 (Person)    Nirmal        
 
Case: 2 [If Tushar at extreme left end]
Row-1 (Person)                             Xanil Tushar
Actors     Dhanush     Prabhu
Actors Ajith         Vijay
Row-1 (Person)  Nirmal                   
 
References:
 
No two persons, whose names start with consecutive letters of English alphabet, are immediate neighbors of each other. For example, Binu is an immediate neighbor of neither Aman nor Chitra and so on.
 
The one who likes Vijay sits second to the right of Oviya.

 
Inferences:
 
From above information,
 
• Nirmal & Oviya can’t be the neighbors (consecutive alphabetic name). Therefore Oviya must sit in front of the one who likes Dhanush in both cases as shown in seating. 
 
Case: 1 [If Tushar at extreme right end]
Row-1 (Person) Tushar Xanil                          
Actors Prabhu     Dhanush    
Actors Vijay Ajith       Vijay
Row-1 (Person)    Nirmal   Oviya    

Case: 2 [If Tushar at extreme left end]
Row-1 (Person)                           Xanil Tushar
Actors     Dhanush     Prabhu
Actors Ajith       Vijay Vijay
Row-1 (Person)  Nirmal   Oviya      
 
References:
 
Only two persons sit between Parthiv and Ranjith.
 
Ranjith likes Karthi.
 
Parthiv sits second to the right of the one who likes Jeeva.

 
Inferences:
 
From above information,
 
• Parthiv and Oviya can’t be the neighbors (consecutive alphabetic names) as per the condition.
 
•  In Case-1, Parthiv sits at extreme right end and Ranjith sits on the immediate left of Oviya. With respective to above 3 statements, Ranjith likes Karthi, Oviya likes Jeeva and Parthiv likes Vijay.
 
Case: 1 [If Tushar at extreme right end]
Row-1 (Person) Tushar Xanil                 
Actors Prabhu     Dhanush    
Actors Vijay Ajith Karthi Jeeva   Vijay
Row-1 (Person)    Nirmal Ranjith Oviya   Parthiv
 
• In Case-2, Parthiv sits at 2nd from right end and Ranjith sits on the immediate left of Oviya. With respective to above 3 statements, Ranjith likes Karthi, Oviya likes Jeeva and Parthiv likes Vijay.
 
Case: 2 [If Tushar at extreme left end]
Row-1 (Person)                  Xanil Tushar
Actors     Dhanush     Prabhu
Actors Ajith Karthi Jeeva   Vijay Vijay
Row-1 (Person)  Nirmal Ranjith Oviya   Parthiv  
 
References:
 
Vivek faces the one who likes Prasanth.
 
Only three people sit between the ones who like Prasanth and Rajni.
 

Inferences:
 
From above information,
 
• Vivek sits in the row-1 & faces south direction. Therefore the ones who like Prasanth and Rajni come in row-2 & face north direction.
 
• In Case-1, Vivek must sit at 2nd from left end in row-1, by this the one who like Rajni comes at extreme left end of Row-2 (Only possibility as per condition)
 
Case: 1 [If Tushar at extreme right end]
Row-1 (Person) Tushar Xanil     Vivek  
Actors Prabhu     Dhanush    
Actors Rajni Ajith Karthi Jeeva Prasanth Vijay
Row-1 (Person)    Nirmal Ranjith Oviya   Parthiv
 
• In Case-2, There is no place for Prasanth and Rajni with 3 gaps in Row-2. Hence this case can be eliminated as shown in seating.
 
Case: 2 [If Tushar at extreme left end] [Eliminated]
Row-1 (Person)                  Xanil Tushar
Actors     Dhanush     Prabhu
Actors Ajith Karthi Jeeva   Vijay Vijay
Row-1 (Person)  Nirmal Ranjith Oviya   Parthiv  
 
References:
 
One of the immediate neighbors of Mano faces the one who likes Arya.
 
Inferences:
 
From above information,
 
• Mano and Nirmal can’t be the neighbors (consecutive alphabetic names) as per the condition.
 
• So Mano sits on the immediate right of Oviya and likes the actor Prasanth. One of the immediate neighbors of Mano is Parthiv and Parthiv faces the one who likes Arya as per given statement.
 
• Finally, Queen (last person in row-2) sits at extreme left end and likes Rajni. Thus we get the following seating.
 
Case: 1 [If Tushar at extreme right end]
Row-1 (Person) Tushar Xanil     Vivek  
Actors Prabhu     Dhanush   Arya
Actors Rajni Ajith Karthi Jeeva Prasanth Vijay
Row-1 (Person)  Queen Nirmal Ranjith Oviya Mano Parthiv

References:
 
Only three people sit between the one who like Vikram and Prabhu respectively.
 
Uma does not sit at an extreme end of the line.
 
The one who likes Kamal sits to the immediate right of Sriram.

 
Inferences:
 
From above information,
 
• In Row-1, Tushar likes Vikram and Vivek likes Prabhu (Only possibility with respect to the condition)
 
• Tushar and Uma & Uma and Vivek can’t be the neighbors (consecutive alphabetic name) as per condition. Therefore Uma sits second to the left of Tushar.
 
• Wasim and Vivek can’t be the neighbors (consecutive alphabetic name) as per condition. Therefore Wasim sits on the immediate left of Tushar.
 
• The one who likes Kamal sits to the immediate right of Sriram.  Here, Sriram likes the actor Dhanush & Uma likes the actor Kamal.
 
• Finally, Xanil (last person in row-1) sits at extreme left end and likes the actor Arya.
 
• Finally, Nirmal likes the actor Surya and Wasim likes the actor Ajith. Nirmal & Wasim are opposite each other. Thus we get the completed seating as shown.
 
Case: 1 [If Tushar at extreme right end]
Row-1 (Person) Tushar Wasim Uma Sriram Vivek Xanil
Actors Vikram Ajith Kamal Dhanush Prabhu Arya
Actors Rajni Surya Karthi Jeeva Prasanth Vijay
Row-1 (Person)  Queen Nirmal Ranjith Oviya Mano Parthiv
 
» Explain it
E
The following common explanation, we get "None of the above".

Hence, option E is correct.
 
Case: 1 [If Tushar at extreme right end]
Row-1 (Person) Tushar Wasim Uma Sriram Vivek Xanil
Actors Vikram Ajith Kamal Dhanush Prabhu Arya
 
Actors Rajni Surya Karthi Jeeva Prasanth Vijay
Row-1 (Person)  Queen Nirmal Ranjith Oviya Mano Parthiv
 
Common Explanation
 
References:
 
In row-1 Sriram, Tushar, Uma, Vivek, Wasim and Xanil are seated and all of them are facing south direction.
 
In row-2, Mano, Nirmal, Oviya, Parthiv, Queen and Ranjith are seated and all of them are facing north direction.
 
Tushar sits at an extreme end of the line.
 
Xanil is not an immediate neighbor of Tushar.
 
Tushar does not face the one who likes Vijay.
 
Only two people sit between Tushar and the one who likes Dhanush.
 
Nirmal sits second to the left of the one who faces the one who likes Dhanush.
 
Nirmal does not like Ajith.
 
Tushar does not like Prabhu.

 
Inferences:
 
From above information,
 
• Tushar sits either extreme right end or left end of Row-1. So we get two possibilities.
 
• Remaining all the above statements are directly given and can be filled with respect to Tushar's position.
 
• Nirmal sits second to the left of the one who faces the one who likes Dhanush. Here, Nirmal sits 2nd from left end in Row-2 [Case: 1] & Nirmal sits extreme left end in Row-2 [Case: 2]
 
• Based on all above conditions, initial arrangement is as follows,
 
Case: 1 [If Tushar at extreme right end]
Row-1 (Person) Tushar Xanil        
Actors Prabhu     Dhanush    
Actors Vijay Ajith        
Row-1 (Person)    Nirmal        
 
Case: 2 [If Tushar at extreme left end]
Row-1 (Person)                             Xanil Tushar
Actors     Dhanush     Prabhu
Actors Ajith         Vijay
Row-1 (Person)  Nirmal                   
 
References:
 
No two persons, whose names start with consecutive letters of English alphabet, are immediate neighbors of each other. For example, Binu is an immediate neighbor of neither Aman nor Chitra and so on.
 
The one who likes Vijay sits second to the right of Oviya.

 
Inferences:
 
From above information,
 
• Nirmal & Oviya can’t be the neighbors (consecutive alphabetic name). Therefore Oviya must sit in front of the one who likes Dhanush in both cases as shown in seating. 
 
Case: 1 [If Tushar at extreme right end]
Row-1 (Person) Tushar Xanil                          
Actors Prabhu     Dhanush    
Actors Vijay Ajith       Vijay
Row-1 (Person)    Nirmal   Oviya    

Case: 2 [If Tushar at extreme left end]
Row-1 (Person)                           Xanil Tushar
Actors     Dhanush     Prabhu
Actors Ajith       Vijay Vijay
Row-1 (Person)  Nirmal   Oviya      
 
References:
 
Only two persons sit between Parthiv and Ranjith.
 
Ranjith likes Karthi.
 
Parthiv sits second to the right of the one who likes Jeeva.

 
Inferences:
 
From above information,
 
• Parthiv and Oviya can’t be the neighbors (consecutive alphabetic names) as per the condition.
 
•  In Case-1, Parthiv sits at extreme right end and Ranjith sits on the immediate left of Oviya. With respective to above 3 statements, Ranjith likes Karthi, Oviya likes Jeeva and Parthiv likes Vijay.
 
Case: 1 [If Tushar at extreme right end]
Row-1 (Person) Tushar Xanil                 
Actors Prabhu     Dhanush    
Actors Vijay Ajith Karthi Jeeva   Vijay
Row-1 (Person)    Nirmal Ranjith Oviya   Parthiv
 
• In Case-2, Parthiv sits at 2nd from right end and Ranjith sits on the immediate left of Oviya. With respective to above 3 statements, Ranjith likes Karthi, Oviya likes Jeeva and Parthiv likes Vijay.
 
Case: 2 [If Tushar at extreme left end]
Row-1 (Person)                  Xanil Tushar
Actors     Dhanush     Prabhu
Actors Ajith Karthi Jeeva   Vijay Vijay
Row-1 (Person)  Nirmal Ranjith Oviya   Parthiv  
 
References:
 
Vivek faces the one who likes Prasanth.
 
Only three people sit between the ones who like Prasanth and Rajni.
 

Inferences:
 
From above information,
 
• Vivek sits in the row-1 & faces south direction. Therefore the ones who like Prasanth and Rajni come in row-2 & face north direction.
 
• In Case-1, Vivek must sit at 2nd from left end in row-1, by this the one who like Rajni comes at extreme left end of Row-2 (Only possibility as per condition)
 
Case: 1 [If Tushar at extreme right end]
Row-1 (Person) Tushar Xanil     Vivek  
Actors Prabhu     Dhanush    
Actors Rajni Ajith Karthi Jeeva Prasanth Vijay
Row-1 (Person)    Nirmal Ranjith Oviya   Parthiv
 
• In Case-2, There is no place for Prasanth and Rajni with 3 gaps in Row-2. Hence this case can be eliminated as shown in seating.
 
Case: 2 [If Tushar at extreme left end] [Eliminated]
Row-1 (Person)                  Xanil Tushar
Actors     Dhanush     Prabhu
Actors Ajith Karthi Jeeva   Vijay Vijay
Row-1 (Person)  Nirmal Ranjith Oviya   Parthiv  
 
References:
 
One of the immediate neighbors of Mano faces the one who likes Arya.
 
Inferences:
 
From above information,
 
• Mano and Nirmal can’t be the neighbors (consecutive alphabetic names) as per the condition.
 
• So Mano sits on the immediate right of Oviya and likes the actor Prasanth. One of the immediate neighbors of Mano is Parthiv and Parthiv faces the one who likes Arya as per given statement.
 
• Finally, Queen (last person in row-2) sits at extreme left end and likes Rajni. Thus we get the following seating.
 
Case: 1 [If Tushar at extreme right end]
Row-1 (Person) Tushar Xanil     Vivek  
Actors Prabhu     Dhanush   Arya
Actors Rajni Ajith Karthi Jeeva Prasanth Vijay
Row-1 (Person)  Queen Nirmal Ranjith Oviya Mano Parthiv

References:
 
Only three people sit between the one who like Vikram and Prabhu respectively.
 
Uma does not sit at an extreme end of the line.
 
The one who likes Kamal sits to the immediate right of Sriram.

 
Inferences:
 
From above information,
 
• In Row-1, Tushar likes Vikram and Vivek likes Prabhu (Only possibility with respect to the condition)
 
• Tushar and Uma & Uma and Vivek can’t be the neighbors (consecutive alphabetic name) as per condition. Therefore Uma sits second to the left of Tushar.
 
• Wasim and Vivek can’t be the neighbors (consecutive alphabetic name) as per condition. Therefore Wasim sits on the immediate left of Tushar.
 
• The one who likes Kamal sits to the immediate right of Sriram.  Here, Sriram likes the actor Dhanush & Uma likes the actor Kamal.
 
• Finally, Xanil (last person in row-1) sits at extreme left end and likes the actor Arya.
 
• Finally, Nirmal likes the actor Surya and Wasim likes the actor Ajith. Nirmal & Wasim are opposite each other. Thus we get the completed seating as shown.
 
Case: 1 [If Tushar at extreme right end]
Row-1 (Person) Tushar Wasim Uma Sriram Vivek Xanil
Actors Vikram Ajith Kamal Dhanush Prabhu Arya
Actors Rajni Surya Karthi Jeeva Prasanth Vijay
Row-1 (Person)  Queen Nirmal Ranjith Oviya Mano Parthiv
 
5
Which of the following persons sits immediate right of the person who sits opposite to Ranjith?
» Explain it
B
In the following common explanation it is clear that Wasim sits immediate right of the person who sits opposite to Ranjith.

Hence, option B is correct.
 
Case: 1 [If Tushar at extreme right end]
Row-1 (Person) Tushar Wasim Uma Sriram Vivek Xanil
Actors Vikram Ajith Kamal Dhanush Prabhu Arya
 
Actors Rajni Surya Karthi Jeeva Prasanth Vijay
Row-1 (Person)  Queen Nirmal Ranjith Oviya Mano Parthiv
 
Common Explanation
 
References:
 
In row-1 Sriram, Tushar, Uma, Vivek, Wasim and Xanil are seated and all of them are facing south direction.
 
In row-2, Mano, Nirmal, Oviya, Parthiv, Queen and Ranjith are seated and all of them are facing north direction.
 
Tushar sits at an extreme end of the line.
 
Xanil is not an immediate neighbor of Tushar.
 
Tushar does not face the one who likes Vijay.
 
Only two people sit between Tushar and the one who likes Dhanush.
 
Nirmal sits second to the left of the one who faces the one who likes Dhanush.
 
Nirmal does not like Ajith.
 
Tushar does not like Prabhu.

 
Inferences:
 
From above information,
 
• Tushar sits either extreme right end or left end of Row-1. So we get two possibilities.
 
• Remaining all the above statements are directly given and can be filled with respect to Tushar's position.
 
• Nirmal sits second to the left of the one who faces the one who likes Dhanush. Here, Nirmal sits 2nd from left end in Row-2 [Case: 1] & Nirmal sits extreme left end in Row-2 [Case: 2]
 
• Based on all above conditions, initial arrangement is as follows,
 
Case: 1 [If Tushar at extreme right end]
Row-1 (Person) Tushar Xanil        
Actors Prabhu     Dhanush    
Actors Vijay Ajith        
Row-1 (Person)    Nirmal        
 
Case: 2 [If Tushar at extreme left end]
Row-1 (Person)                             Xanil Tushar
Actors     Dhanush     Prabhu
Actors Ajith         Vijay
Row-1 (Person)  Nirmal                   
 
References:
 
No two persons, whose names start with consecutive letters of English alphabet, are immediate neighbors of each other. For example, Binu is an immediate neighbor of neither Aman nor Chitra and so on.
 
The one who likes Vijay sits second to the right of Oviya.

 
Inferences:
 
From above information,
 
• Nirmal & Oviya can’t be the neighbors (consecutive alphabetic name). Therefore Oviya must sit in front of the one who likes Dhanush in both cases as shown in seating. 
 
Case: 1 [If Tushar at extreme right end]
Row-1 (Person) Tushar Xanil                          
Actors Prabhu     Dhanush    
Actors Vijay Ajith       Vijay
Row-1 (Person)    Nirmal   Oviya    

Case: 2 [If Tushar at extreme left end]
Row-1 (Person)                           Xanil Tushar
Actors     Dhanush     Prabhu
Actors Ajith       Vijay Vijay
Row-1 (Person)  Nirmal   Oviya      
 
References:
 
Only two persons sit between Parthiv and Ranjith.
 
Ranjith likes Karthi.
 
Parthiv sits second to the right of the one who likes Jeeva.

 
Inferences:
 
From above information,
 
• Parthiv and Oviya can’t be the neighbors (consecutive alphabetic names) as per the condition.
 
•  In Case-1, Parthiv sits at extreme right end and Ranjith sits on the immediate left of Oviya. With respective to above 3 statements, Ranjith likes Karthi, Oviya likes Jeeva and Parthiv likes Vijay.
 
Case: 1 [If Tushar at extreme right end]
Row-1 (Person) Tushar Xanil                 
Actors Prabhu     Dhanush    
Actors Vijay Ajith Karthi Jeeva   Vijay
Row-1 (Person)    Nirmal Ranjith Oviya   Parthiv
 
• In Case-2, Parthiv sits at 2nd from right end and Ranjith sits on the immediate left of Oviya. With respective to above 3 statements, Ranjith likes Karthi, Oviya likes Jeeva and Parthiv likes Vijay.
 
Case: 2 [If Tushar at extreme left end]
Row-1 (Person)                  Xanil Tushar
Actors     Dhanush     Prabhu
Actors Ajith Karthi Jeeva   Vijay Vijay
Row-1 (Person)  Nirmal Ranjith Oviya   Parthiv  
 
References:
 
Vivek faces the one who likes Prasanth.
 
Only three people sit between the ones who like Prasanth and Rajni.
 

Inferences:
 
From above information,
 
• Vivek sits in the row-1 & faces south direction. Therefore the ones who like Prasanth and Rajni come in row-2 & face north direction.
 
• In Case-1, Vivek must sit at 2nd from left end in row-1, by this the one who like Rajni comes at extreme left end of Row-2 (Only possibility as per condition)
 
Case: 1 [If Tushar at extreme right end]
Row-1 (Person) Tushar Xanil     Vivek  
Actors Prabhu     Dhanush    
Actors Rajni Ajith Karthi Jeeva Prasanth Vijay
Row-1 (Person)    Nirmal Ranjith Oviya   Parthiv
 
• In Case-2, There is no place for Prasanth and Rajni with 3 gaps in Row-2. Hence this case can be eliminated as shown in seating.
 
Case: 2 [If Tushar at extreme left end] [Eliminated]
Row-1 (Person)                  Xanil Tushar
Actors     Dhanush     Prabhu
Actors Ajith Karthi Jeeva   Vijay Vijay
Row-1 (Person)  Nirmal Ranjith Oviya   Parthiv  
 
References:
 
One of the immediate neighbors of Mano faces the one who likes Arya.
 
Inferences:
 
From above information,
 
• Mano and Nirmal can’t be the neighbors (consecutive alphabetic names) as per the condition.
 
• So Mano sits on the immediate right of Oviya and likes the actor Prasanth. One of the immediate neighbors of Mano is Parthiv and Parthiv faces the one who likes Arya as per given statement.
 
• Finally, Queen (last person in row-2) sits at extreme left end and likes Rajni. Thus we get the following seating.
 
Case: 1 [If Tushar at extreme right end]
Row-1 (Person) Tushar Xanil     Vivek  
Actors Prabhu     Dhanush   Arya
Actors Rajni Ajith Karthi Jeeva Prasanth Vijay
Row-1 (Person)  Queen Nirmal Ranjith Oviya Mano Parthiv

References:
 
Only three people sit between the one who like Vikram and Prabhu respectively.
 
Uma does not sit at an extreme end of the line.
 
The one who likes Kamal sits to the immediate right of Sriram.

 
Inferences:
 
From above information,
 
• In Row-1, Tushar likes Vikram and Vivek likes Prabhu (Only possibility with respect to the condition)
 
• Tushar and Uma & Uma and Vivek can’t be the neighbors (consecutive alphabetic name) as per condition. Therefore Uma sits second to the left of Tushar.
 
• Wasim and Vivek can’t be the neighbors (consecutive alphabetic name) as per condition. Therefore Wasim sits on the immediate left of Tushar.
 
• The one who likes Kamal sits to the immediate right of Sriram.  Here, Sriram likes the actor Dhanush & Uma likes the actor Kamal.
 
• Finally, Xanil (last person in row-1) sits at extreme left end and likes the actor Arya.
 
• Finally, Nirmal likes the actor Surya and Wasim likes the actor Ajith. Nirmal & Wasim are opposite each other. Thus we get the completed seating as shown.
 
Case: 1 [If Tushar at extreme right end]
Row-1 (Person) Tushar Wasim Uma Sriram Vivek Xanil
Actors Vikram Ajith Kamal Dhanush Prabhu Arya
Actors Rajni Surya Karthi Jeeva Prasanth Vijay
Row-1 (Person)  Queen Nirmal Ranjith Oviya Mano Parthiv
 

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