Reasoning Questions for LIC AAO 2019 and SBI PO 2019 | Seating Arrangement Puzzles for Insurance and Bank PO Exams

Directions: Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given beside.
 
Eight persons are sitting on two parallel benches namely Bench 1 and Bench 2,  each four on a bench. The persons who are sitting on bench 1 facing north and those on bench 2 are facing south such that each person of both the benches faces each other.
 
Gayu faces Hina, who does not sit at any of the extreme ends. Ela and Bani neither sits in the same row nor faces each other. Hina sits second to the right of Dia. Fiza sits in the same row in which Ela sits. Bani faces the person who is second to the right of Ahana. Caira sits on bench 1.  
1
Who among the following faces Ela?
» Explain it
D
From the following explanation it is clear that Dia and Ela face each other.

Hence option D is correct.

Final Image:
 

Common Explanation:

Reference:

The persons sitting on bench 1 are facing north and those on bench 2 are facing south such that each person of both the benches faces each other.

Inference:
 

On the basis of above hint we can infer the arrangement in which benches are situated.

Reference:

Gayu faces Hina, who does not sit at any of the extreme ends.

Hina sits second to the right of Dia.


Inference:

Here we can have following two cases.

Case 1 - When Gayu sits on bench 2.
 

Case 2- When Gayu sits on bench 1.
 

Reference:

Bani faces the person who is second to the right of Ahana.

Ela and Bani neither sits in the same row nor faces each other. 


Inference:

Note- We cannot place Bani on Bench 2 in Case 1, because in that case second hint will get violate i.e. Ela and Bani will face each other.
 
Note- We cannot place Bani on Bench 1 in Case 2, because in that case second hint will get violate i.e. Ela and Bani will face each other.


Reference:

Fiza sits in the same row in which Ela sits. 

Caira sits on bench 1.  


Inference:

Clearly we can see that in Case 2, we cannot place Caira at bench 1. Thus it gets violated.

Thus we obtain the final arrangement through Case 1.
 
2
Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and thus form a group. Which of the following does not belong to the group?
» Explain it
A
From the following explanation it is clear that Hina sits on Bench 1. Thus is the odd one out because all other persons sit on becnh 2.

Hence option A is correct.

Final Image:
 

Common Explanation:

Reference:

The persons sitting on bench 1 are facing north and those on bench 2 are facing south such that each person of both the benches faces each other.

Inference:
 

On the basis of above hint we can infer the arrangement in which benches are situated.

Reference:

Gayu faces Hina, who does not sit at any of the extreme ends.

Hina sits second to the right of Dia.


Inference:

Here we can have following two cases.

Case 1 - When Gayu sits on bench 2.
 

Case 2- When Gayu sits on bench 1.
 

Reference:

Bani faces the person who is second to the right of Ahana.

Ela and Bani neither sits in the same row nor faces each other. 


Inference:

Note- We cannot place Bani on Bench 2 in Case 1, because in that case second hint will get violate i.e. Ela and Bani will face each other.
 
Note- We cannot place Bani on Bench 1 in Case 2, because in that case second hint will get violate i.e. Ela and Bani will face each other.


Reference:

Fiza sits in the same row in which Ela sits. 

Caira sits on bench 1.  


Inference:

Clearly we can see that in Case 2, we cannot place Caira at bench 1. Thus it gets violated.

Thus we obtain the final arrangement through Case 1.
 
3
Which of the following pairs consist of persons who sit at the extreme ends?
» Explain it
C
From the following explanation it is clear that Ela- Caira is the pair of persons who sit at extreme ends.

Hence option C is correct.

Final Image:
 

Common Explanation:

Reference:

The persons sitting on bench 1 are facing north and those on bench 2 are facing south such that each person of both the benches faces each other.

Inference:
 

On the basis of above hint we can infer the arrangement in which benches are situated.

Reference:

Gayu faces Hina, who does not sit at any of the extreme ends.

Hina sits second to the right of Dia.


Inference:

Here we can have following two cases.

Case 1 - When Gayu sits on bench 2.
 

Case 2- When Gayu sits on bench 1.
 

Reference:

Bani faces the person who is second to the right of Ahana.

Ela and Bani neither sits in the same row nor faces each other. 


Inference:

Note- We cannot place Bani on Bench 2 in Case 1, because in that case second hint will get violate i.e. Ela and Bani will face each other.
 
Note- We cannot place Bani on Bench 1 in Case 2, because in that case second hint will get violate i.e. Ela and Bani will face each other.


Reference:

Fiza sits in the same row in which Ela sits. 

Caira sits on bench 1.  


Inference:

Clearly we can see that in Case 2, we cannot place Caira at bench 1. Thus it gets violated.

Thus we obtain the final arrangement through Case 1.
 
» Explain it
B
From the following explanation it is clear that Fiza is second to the right of Ahana.

Hence option B is correct.

Final Image:
 

Common Explanation:

Reference:

The persons sitting on bench 1 are facing north and those on bench 2 are facing south such that each person of both the benches faces each other.

Inference:
 

On the basis of above hint we can infer the arrangement in which benches are situated.

Reference:

Gayu faces Hina, who does not sit at any of the extreme ends.

Hina sits second to the right of Dia.


Inference:

Here we can have following two cases.

Case 1 - When Gayu sits on bench 2.
 

Case 2- When Gayu sits on bench 1.
 

Reference:

Bani faces the person who is second to the right of Ahana.

Ela and Bani neither sits in the same row nor faces each other. 


Inference:

Note- We cannot place Bani on Bench 2 in Case 1, because in that case second hint will get violate i.e. Ela and Bani will face each other.
 
Note- We cannot place Bani on Bench 1 in Case 2, because in that case second hint will get violate i.e. Ela and Bani will face each other.


Reference:

Fiza sits in the same row in which Ela sits. 

Caira sits on bench 1.  


Inference:

Clearly we can see that in Case 2, we cannot place Caira at bench 1. Thus it gets violated.

Thus we obtain the final arrangement through Case 1.
 
5
In which of the following pairs, persons do not face each other?
» Explain it
E
From the following explanation it is clear that Hina- Ahana are not facing each other.

Hence option E is correct.

Final Image:
 

Common Explanation:

Reference:

The persons sitting on bench 1 are facing north and those on bench 2 are facing south such that each person of both the benches faces each other.

Inference:
 

On the basis of above hint we can infer the arrangement in which benches are situated.

Reference:

Gayu faces Hina, who does not sit at any of the extreme ends.

Hina sits second to the right of Dia.


Inference:

Here we can have following two cases.

Case 1 - When Gayu sits on bench 2.
 

Case 2- When Gayu sits on bench 1.
 

Reference:

Bani faces the person who is second to the right of Ahana.

Ela and Bani neither sits in the same row nor faces each other. 


Inference:

Note- We cannot place Bani on Bench 2 in Case 1, because in that case second hint will get violate i.e. Ela and Bani will face each other.
 
Note- We cannot place Bani on Bench 1 in Case 2, because in that case second hint will get violate i.e. Ela and Bani will face each other.


Reference:

Fiza sits in the same row in which Ela sits. 

Caira sits on bench 1.  


Inference:

Clearly we can see that in Case 2, we cannot place Caira at bench 1. Thus it gets violated.

Thus we obtain the final arrangement through Case 1.
 

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