# Reasoning Seating Arrangement for LIC AAO 2019, SBI PO 2019 and IBPS PO 2019 | Reasoning Puzzles PDF at Smartkeeda

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Six friends Prakash, Qadir, Rithesh, Surya, Tarini and Umesh are sitting around the square table. All of them belong to different profession among Engineer, Doctor, Scientist, Banker, Lawyer and Teacher but not necessarily in the same order. Some of them are facing inside and some of them are facing outside. Four of them are sitting at the corner of the table and two are sitting on the opposite edges of the table. Not more than two consecutive sitting persons are facing the same direction.

Tarini, whose profession is Scientist, sits second to the left of Qadir and to the left person whose profession is Lawyer. Qadir sits at corner and facing away from the centre of the table. The person sitting to the immediate right of Qadir is sitting at the corner of the table. Umesh, who is not the immediate neighbor of Qadir, is facing the person, whose profession is Doctor. Surya, whose profession is Teacher, is an immediate neighbor of the person whose, profession is Lawyer. Surya is not the immediate neighbor of Tarini. Rithesh is not sitting at the edge of the table. The immediate neighbors of Prakash are facing different directions. The one whose profession is Scientist is not sitting to the immediate right of the person whose profession is Banker. The person whose profession is Banker does not sit at the edge of the table. The person sitting at the edges are facing towards each other.
Important for :
1
Who is sitting to the immediate left of Prakash?
» Explain it
A
The following common explanation, we get "Immediate left of Prakash is Qadir, who is a Banker".

Hence, option A is correct.

Case: 1

Common Explanation

References:

Qadir sits at corner and facing away from the centre of the table.

The person sitting to the immediate right of Qadir is sitting at the corner of the table.

Tarini, whose profession is Scientist, sits second to the left of Qadir and the person whose profession is Lawyer.

Umesh, who is not the immediate neighbor of Qadir, is facing the person, whose profession is Doctor.

Inferences:

From above statements,

By using above information, it is clearly observed that, no one sits to the immediate right of Qadir.

Tarini, whose profession is Scientist, sits second to the left of Qadir and also, Tarini sits second to the left of the one whose profession is Lawyer (as per seating, Lawyer faces inside the table)

Umesh faces Doctor. Umesh is not an immediate neighbor of Qadir. Here we get two possibilities as shown in figure.

By using above information, we get the initial seating as follows,

Case: 1

Case : 2

References:

Surya, whose profession is Teacher, is an immediate neighbor of the person whose, profession is Lawyer.

Surya is not the immediate neighbor of Tarini.

Rithesh is not sitting on the edge of the table.

Inferences:

From above statements,

Rithesh sits corner of the table. By this case: 2 get eliminated as shown in figure.

Case : 1

In Case: 2 there is no place for Rithesh at any corner. Hence this case is eliminated.

Case : 2 [Eliminated]

References:

The immediate neighbors of Prakash are facing different directions. The person sitting on the edges are facing towards each other.

The one whose profession is Scientist is not sitting to the immediate right of the person whose profession is Banker.

The person whose profession is Banker does not sit at the edge of the table.

Inferences:

From above statements,

Prakash is a doctor. Prakash and Umesh (both are sitting on edges) are facing each other. One of the immediate neighbors of Prakash is Qadir who faces outside and other one is Tarini, who faces inside the table.

Therefore, Rithesh must face outside the table (Maximum 2 persons can sit together who faces same direction)

The one whose profession is Scientist is not sitting to the immediate right of the person whose profession is Banker.

Here, Rithesh is Engineer and Qadir is banker. Finally, Surya direction cannot be determined, he face either inside or outside the table. Thus we get the completed seating as shown,

Case: 1

2
What is the profession of Rithesh?
» Explain it
C
The following common explanation, we get "Rithesh-Engineer".

Hence, option C is correct.

Case: 1

Common Explanation

References:

Qadir sits at corner and facing away from the centre of the table.

The person sitting to the immediate right of Qadir is sitting at the corner of the table.

Tarini, whose profession is Scientist, sits second to the left of Qadir and the person whose profession is Lawyer.

Umesh, who is not the immediate neighbor of Qadir, is facing the person, whose profession is Doctor.

Inferences:

From above statements,

By using above information, it is clearly observed that, no one sits to the immediate right of Qadir.

Tarini, whose profession is Scientist, sits second to the left of Qadir and also, Tarini sits second to the left of the one whose profession is Lawyer (as per seating, Lawyer faces inside the table)

Umesh faces Doctor. Umesh is not an immediate neighbor of Qadir. Here we get two possibilities as shown in figure.

By using above information, we get the initial seating as follows,

Case: 1

Case : 2

References:

Surya, whose profession is Teacher, is an immediate neighbor of the person whose, profession is Lawyer.

Surya is not the immediate neighbor of Tarini.

Rithesh is not sitting on the edge of the table.

Inferences:

From above statements,

Rithesh sits corner of the table. By this case: 2 get eliminated as shown in figure.

Case : 1

In Case: 2 there is no place for Rithesh at any corner. Hence this case is eliminated.

Case : 2 [Eliminated]

References:

The immediate neighbors of Prakash are facing different directions. The person sitting on the edges are facing towards each other.

The one whose profession is Scientist is not sitting to the immediate right of the person whose profession is Banker.

The person whose profession is Banker does not sit at the edge of the table.

Inferences:

From above statements,

Prakash is a doctor. Prakash and Umesh (both are sitting on edges) are facing each other. One of the immediate neighbors of Prakash is Qadir who faces outside and other one is Tarini, who faces inside the table.

Therefore, Rithesh must face outside the table (Maximum 2 persons can sit together who faces same direction)

The one whose profession is Scientist is not sitting to the immediate right of the person whose profession is Banker.

Here, Rithesh is Engineer and Qadir is banker. Finally, Surya direction cannot be determined, he face either inside or outside the table. Thus we get the completed seating as shown,

Case: 1

3
Who is sitting to the immediate right of Surya?
» Explain it
E
The following common explanation, we get "Cannot be determined".

Surya faces either inside or outside and his immediate right is either Qadir or Umesh.

Hence, option E is correct.

Case: 1

Common Explanation

References:

Qadir sits at corner and facing away from the centre of the table.

The person sitting to the immediate right of Qadir is sitting at the corner of the table.

Tarini, whose profession is Scientist, sits second to the left of Qadir and the person whose profession is Lawyer.

Umesh, who is not the immediate neighbor of Qadir, is facing the person, whose profession is Doctor.

Inferences:

From above statements,

By using above information, it is clearly observed that, no one sits to the immediate right of Qadir.

Tarini, whose profession is Scientist, sits second to the left of Qadir and also, Tarini sits second to the left of the one whose profession is Lawyer (as per seating, Lawyer faces inside the table)

Umesh faces Doctor. Umesh is not an immediate neighbor of Qadir. Here we get two possibilities as shown in figure.

By using above information, we get the initial seating as follows,

Case: 1

Case : 2

References:

Surya, whose profession is Teacher, is an immediate neighbor of the person whose, profession is Lawyer.

Surya is not the immediate neighbor of Tarini.

Rithesh is not sitting on the edge of the table.

Inferences:

From above statements,

Rithesh sits corner of the table. By this case: 2 get eliminated as shown in figure.

Case : 1

In Case: 2 there is no place for Rithesh at any corner. Hence this case is eliminated.

Case : 2 [Eliminated]

References:

The immediate neighbors of Prakash are facing different directions. The person sitting on the edges are facing towards each other.

The one whose profession is Scientist is not sitting to the immediate right of the person whose profession is Banker.

The person whose profession is Banker does not sit at the edge of the table.

Inferences:

From above statements,

Prakash is a doctor. Prakash and Umesh (both are sitting on edges) are facing each other. One of the immediate neighbors of Prakash is Qadir who faces outside and other one is Tarini, who faces inside the table.

Therefore, Rithesh must face outside the table (Maximum 2 persons can sit together who faces same direction)

The one whose profession is Scientist is not sitting to the immediate right of the person whose profession is Banker.

Here, Rithesh is Engineer and Qadir is banker. Finally, Surya direction cannot be determined, he face either inside or outside the table. Thus we get the completed seating as shown,

Case: 1

4
Who is Doctor?
» Explain it
C
The following common explanation, we get "Prakash-Doctor".

Hence, option C is correct.

Case: 1

Common Explanation

References:

Qadir sits at corner and facing away from the centre of the table.

The person sitting to the immediate right of Qadir is sitting at the corner of the table.

Tarini, whose profession is Scientist, sits second to the left of Qadir and the person whose profession is Lawyer.

Umesh, who is not the immediate neighbor of Qadir, is facing the person, whose profession is Doctor.

Inferences:

From above statements,

By using above information, it is clearly observed that, no one sits to the immediate right of Qadir.

Tarini, whose profession is Scientist, sits second to the left of Qadir and also, Tarini sits second to the left of the one whose profession is Lawyer (as per seating, Lawyer faces inside the table)

Umesh faces Doctor. Umesh is not an immediate neighbor of Qadir. Here we get two possibilities as shown in figure.

By using above information, we get the initial seating as follows,

Case: 1

Case : 2

References:

Surya, whose profession is Teacher, is an immediate neighbor of the person whose, profession is Lawyer.

Surya is not the immediate neighbor of Tarini.

Rithesh is not sitting on the edge of the table.

Inferences:

From above statements,

Rithesh sits corner of the table. By this case: 2 get eliminated as shown in figure.

Case : 1

In Case: 2 there is no place for Rithesh at any corner. Hence this case is eliminated.

Case : 2 [Eliminated]

References:

The immediate neighbors of Prakash are facing different directions. The person sitting on the edges are facing towards each other.

The one whose profession is Scientist is not sitting to the immediate right of the person whose profession is Banker.

The person whose profession is Banker does not sit at the edge of the table.

Inferences:

From above statements,

Prakash is a doctor. Prakash and Umesh (both are sitting on edges) are facing each other. One of the immediate neighbors of Prakash is Qadir who faces outside and other one is Tarini, who faces inside the table.

Therefore, Rithesh must face outside the table (Maximum 2 persons can sit together who faces same direction)

The one whose profession is Scientist is not sitting to the immediate right of the person whose profession is Banker.

Here, Rithesh is Engineer and Qadir is banker. Finally, Surya direction cannot be determined, he face either inside or outside the table. Thus we get the completed seating as shown,

Case: 1

5
Who is sitting to the immediate right of the person whose profession is Engineer?
» Explain it
B
The following common explanation, we get "Rithesh, who is Engineer and his immediate right is Tarini".

Hence, option B is correct.

Case: 1

Common Explanation

References:

Qadir sits at corner and facing away from the centre of the table.

The person sitting to the immediate right of Qadir is sitting at the corner of the table.

Tarini, whose profession is Scientist, sits second to the left of Qadir and the person whose profession is Lawyer.

Umesh, who is not the immediate neighbor of Qadir, is facing the person, whose profession is Doctor.

Inferences:

From above statements,

By using above information, it is clearly observed that, no one sits to the immediate right of Qadir.

Tarini, whose profession is Scientist, sits second to the left of Qadir and also, Tarini sits second to the left of the one whose profession is Lawyer (as per seating, Lawyer faces inside the table)

Umesh faces Doctor. Umesh is not an immediate neighbor of Qadir. Here we get two possibilities as shown in figure.

By using above information, we get the initial seating as follows,

Case: 1

Case : 2

References:

Surya, whose profession is Teacher, is an immediate neighbor of the person whose, profession is Lawyer.

Surya is not the immediate neighbor of Tarini.

Rithesh is not sitting on the edge of the table.

Inferences:

From above statements,

Rithesh sits corner of the table. By this case: 2 get eliminated as shown in figure.

Case : 1

In Case: 2 there is no place for Rithesh at any corner. Hence this case is eliminated.

Case : 2 [Eliminated]

References:

The immediate neighbors of Prakash are facing different directions. The person sitting on the edges are facing towards each other.

The one whose profession is Scientist is not sitting to the immediate right of the person whose profession is Banker.

The person whose profession is Banker does not sit at the edge of the table.

Inferences:

From above statements,

Prakash is a doctor. Prakash and Umesh (both are sitting on edges) are facing each other. One of the immediate neighbors of Prakash is Qadir who faces outside and other one is Tarini, who faces inside the table.

Therefore, Rithesh must face outside the table (Maximum 2 persons can sit together who faces same direction)

The one whose profession is Scientist is not sitting to the immediate right of the person whose profession is Banker.

Here, Rithesh is Engineer and Qadir is banker. Finally, Surya direction cannot be determined, he face either inside or outside the table. Thus we get the completed seating as shown,

Case: 1

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