Linear or Direction Seating Arrangement Questions With Answers
Linear or Direction Seating Arrangement Questions With Answers

Linear or Direction Seating Arrangement Questions With Answers

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Linear or Direction Seating Arrangement Questions | Set-33

Direction (1-5): Read the following information carefully to answer the questions given below.

Twelve people are sitting in a two parallel rows. A, B, C, D, E, F are sitting in row-1 facing south and P, Q, R, S, T, U are sitting in row-2 facing north such that the persons sitting in row-1 faces the persons sitting in row-2. They read different newspapers i.e. TOI, ET, HT, DJ, Hindu, FE. One person in each row reads one newspaper. None of the person reading same newspaper sit opposite to each other. None of the persons sitting in same row read same newspaper. B sits 2nd to the left of the one who faces S, who reads TOI. B does not sit at any end. F is not immediate neighbor of A and B. R does not face C and does not sits next to P. Neither C nor E faces T. A sits at one of the ends and faces the one who reads DJ. The one who reads HT in row 2 faces the one who reads ET in row 1. The number of persons sitting between the ones who read HT and FE in row1 is one more than the persons reading same newspaper in row2. C sits at one of the positions to the right of E. The ones who read TOI in the row 1 and row 2 face the ones who read FE in the row 2 and row 1 respectively. Two persons sit between U and R but none of them sits at any end. Neither T nor R reads HT. The persons sitting at the right ends of both the rows read Hindu. T does not read Hindu and DJ.

1. Who among the following reads FE?

A. S
B. U
C. C
D. F
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – D. F

Explanation: A sits at one of the ends and faces the one who reads DJ. The persons sitting at the right ends of both the rows read Hindu. B sits 2nd to the left of the one who faces S, who reads TOI. B does not sit at any end. F is not immediate neighbor of A and B. Two persons sit between U and R but none of them sits at any end.

Hindu          
A   F   B  
 
  U/R S   U/R  
DJ   TOI     Hindu

The ones who read TOI in the row 1 and row 2 face the ones who read FE in the row 2 and row 1 respectively. The number of persons sitting between the ones who read HT and FE in row 1 is one more than the persons sitting in row 2. T does not read Hindu and DJ. Neither C nor E faces T. R does not face C and does not sits next to P. C sits at one of the positions to the right of E. Neither T nor R reads HT. The one who reads HT in row 2 faces the one who reads ET in row 1.

Hindu ET FE TOI DJ HT ROW-1

Facing South

A C F D B E
 
P U S T R Q ROW-2

Facing North

DJ HT TOI FE ET Hindu

2. Who among the following sits 4th to the right of the one who reads HT in row 1?

A. B
B. C
C. E
D. F
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – B. C

Explanation: A sits at one of the ends and faces the one who reads DJ. The persons sitting at the right ends of both the rows read Hindu. B sits 2nd to the left of the one who faces S, who reads TOI. B does not sit at any end. F is not immediate neighbor of A and B. Two persons sit between U and R but none of them sits at any end.

Hindu          
A   F   B  
 
  U/R S   U/R  
DJ   TOI     Hindu

The ones who read TOI in the row 1 and row 2 face the ones who read FE in the row 2 and row 1 respectively. The number of persons sitting between the ones who read HT and FE in row 1 is one more than the persons sitting in row 2. T does not read Hindu and DJ. Neither C nor E faces T. R does not face C and does not sits next to P. C sits at one of the positions to the right of E. Neither T nor R reads HT. The one who reads HT in row 2 faces the one who reads ET in row 1.

Hindu ET FE TOI DJ HT ROW-1

Facing South

A C F D B E
 
P U S T R Q ROW-2

Facing North

DJ HT TOI FE ET Hindu

3. Which among the following pair represents the persons reading ET?

A. S,A
B. C,P
C. F,T
D. R,C
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – D. R,C

Explanation: A sits at one of the ends and faces the one who reads DJ. The persons sitting at the right ends of both the rows read Hindu. B sits 2nd to the left of the one who faces S, who reads TOI. B does not sit at any end. F is not immediate neighbor of A and B. Two persons sit between U and R but none of them sits at any end.

Hindu          
A   F   B  
 
  U/R S   U/R  
DJ   TOI     Hindu

The ones who read TOI in the row 1 and row 2 face the ones who read FE in the row 2 and row 1 respectively. The number of persons sitting between the ones who read HT and FE in row 1 is one more than the persons sitting in row 2. T does not read Hindu and DJ. Neither C nor E faces T. R does not face C and does not sits next to P. C sits at one of the positions to the right of E. Neither T nor R reads HT. The one who reads HT in row 2 faces the one who reads ET in row 1.

Hindu ET FE TOI DJ HT ROW-1

Facing South

A C F D B E
 
P U S T R Q ROW-2

Facing North

DJ HT TOI FE ET Hindu

4. Which of the following newspaper is read by the one who faces the one who is 2nd to left of the one who reads Hindu in row2?

A. DJ
B. TOI
C. FE
D. ET
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – B. TOI

Explanation: A sits at one of the ends and faces the one who reads DJ. The persons sitting at the right ends of both the rows read Hindu. B sits 2nd to the left of the one who faces S, who reads TOI. B does not sit at any end. F is not immediate neighbor of A and B. Two persons sit between U and R but none of them sits at any end.

Hindu          
A   F   B  
 
  U/R S   U/R  
DJ   TOI     Hindu

The ones who read TOI in the row 1 and row 2 face the ones who read FE in the row 2 and row 1 respectively. The number of persons sitting between the ones who read HT and FE in row 1 is one more than the persons sitting in row 2. T does not read Hindu and DJ. Neither C nor E faces T. R does not face C and does not sits next to P. C sits at one of the positions to the right of E. Neither T nor R reads HT. The one who reads HT in row 2 faces the one who reads ET in row 1.

Hindu ET FE TOI DJ HT ROW-1

Facing South

A C F D B E
 
P U S T R Q ROW-2

Facing North

DJ HT TOI FE ET Hindu

5. Four of the following belongs to a group find the one that does not belong to that group?

A. E
B. A
C. Q
D. P
E. S

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Correct Answer – E. S

Explanation: A sits at one of the ends and faces the one who reads DJ. The persons sitting at the right ends of both the rows read Hindu. B sits 2nd to the left of the one who faces S, who reads TOI. B does not sit at any end. F is not immediate neighbor of A and B. Two persons sit between U and R but none of them sits at any end.

Hindu          
A   F   B  
 
  U/R S   U/R  
DJ   TOI     Hindu

The ones who read TOI in the row 1 and row 2 face the ones who read FE in the row 2 and row 1 respectively. The number of persons sitting between the ones who read HT and FE in row 1 is one more than the persons sitting in row 2. T does not read Hindu and DJ. Neither C nor E faces T. R does not face C and does not sits next to P. C sits at one of the positions to the right of E. Neither T nor R reads HT. The one who reads HT in row 2 faces the one who reads ET in row 1.

Hindu ET FE TOI DJ HT ROW-1

Facing South

A C F D B E
 
P U S T R Q ROW-2

Facing North

DJ HT TOI FE ET Hindu

Direction (6-10): Read the following information carefully to answer the questions given below.

Eight persons A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting in a row some of them are facing north, and some are facing south (but not necessarily in the same manner). They all were born on different month viz. February, March, April, June, July, August, September and November.

(Note: Facing the same direction means if one is facing north then the other also faces north and vice versa. Facing opposite direction means if one is facing north then the other faces south and vice versa).

The one who was born in the month having least number of days sits at one of the ends. Three persons sit between C and the one who was born in the month having least number of days. The one who was born in April sits to the immediate left of C. Three persons sit between D who was born in June and the one who was born in April. G sits second to the right of D. B is an immediate neighbor of D but was not born in February. Only one person is younger to F, who faces north. A who was born in July sits second to the right of H who was not born in February. A is the immediate neighbor of E. Persons sitting at the extreme ends faces same direction. Neither B nor C is younger than F who faces same direction of the one who is the oldest. B is older than C. Youngest person faces north. The one who was born in March do not sit to the immediate right of the one who is youngest. A and the one who was born in March faces same direction of the one who was born in August.

6. Who among the following sits to the immediate left of the one who was born in September?

A. C
B. B
C. H
D. A
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – C. H

Explanation: The one who was born on the month having least number of days sits at one of the end. Three persons sit between C and the one who was born in the month having least number of days. The one who was born in April sits to the immediate left of C. Three persons sit between D who was born in June and the one who was born in April. G sits second to the right of D. B is an immediate neighbor of D but was not born in February. A who was born in July sits second to the right of H who was not born in February. We have the following possibilities-

Case-1          
A-July   H – April C G B D -June Feb
 
Case-2 D -June B G C H – April   A-July Feb
         
 
Case-3 Feb D -June B G C H – April   A-July
         
 
Case-4 Feb A-July   H – April C G B D -June
         

Now, only one person is younger to F, who faces north. So, F was born in September. A is the immediate neighbor of E. This will eliminate case 1 and case 3. Persons sitting at the extreme ends face same direction. Neither B nor C is younger than F who faces same direction of the one who is the oldest. Now, B is older than C. Youngest person faces north. So, Case4 gets eliminated. The one who was born in March do not sit to the immediate right of the one who is youngest. A and the one who was born in March faces same direction of the one who was born in August. The final arrangement is –

Case-2 D -June B -March G-Nov C-Aug H – April F-Sept A-July E-Feb

7. How many persons are younger than C?

A. Four
B. Three
C. Two
D. One
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – C. Two

Explanation: The one who was born on the month having least number of days sits at one of the end. Three persons sit between C and the one who was born in the month having least number of days. The one who was born in April sits to the immediate left of C. Three persons sit between D who was born in June and the one who was born in April. G sits second to the right of D. B is an immediate neighbor of D but was not born in February. A who was born in July sits second to the right of H who was not born in February. We have the following possibilities-

Case-1          
A-July   H – April C G B D -June Feb
 
Case-2 D -June B G C H – April   A-July Feb
         
 
Case-3 Feb D -June B G C H – April   A-July
         
 
Case-4 Feb A-July   H – April C G B D -June
         

Now, only one person is younger to F, who faces north. So, F was born in September. A is the immediate neighbor of E. This will eliminate case 1 and case 3. Persons sitting at the extreme ends face same direction. Neither B nor C is younger than F who faces same direction of the one who is the oldest. Now, B is older than C. Youngest person faces north. So, Case4 gets eliminated. The one who was born in March do not sit to the immediate right of the one who is youngest. A and the one who was born in March faces same direction of the one who was born in August. The final arrangement is –

Case-2 D -June B -March G-Nov C-Aug H – April F-Sept A-July E-Feb

8. What is the position of the one who was born in November with respect to E?

A. Fifth to the left
B. Fifth to the right
C. Third to the left
D. Third to the right
E. Cannot be determined

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Correct Answer – A. Fifth to the left

Explanation: The one who was born on the month having least number of days sits at one of the end. Three persons sit between C and the one who was born in the month having least number of days. The one who was born in April sits to the immediate left of C. Three persons sit between D who was born in June and the one who was born in April. G sits second to the right of D. B is an immediate neighbor of D but was not born in February. A who was born in July sits second to the right of H who was not born in February. We have the following possibilities-

Case-1          
A-July   H – April C G B D -June Feb
 
Case-2 D -June B G C H – April   A-July Feb
         
 
Case-3 Feb D -June B G C H – April   A-July
         
 
Case-4 Feb A-July   H – April C G B D -June
         

Now, only one person is younger to F, who faces north. So, F was born in September. A is the immediate neighbor of E. This will eliminate case 1 and case 3. Persons sitting at the extreme ends face same direction. Neither B nor C is younger than F who faces same direction of the one who is the oldest. Now, B is older than C. Youngest person faces north. So, Case4 gets eliminated. The one who was born in March do not sit to the immediate right of the one who is youngest. A and the one who was born in March faces same direction of the one who was born in August. The final arrangement is –

Case-2 D -June B -March G-Nov C-Aug H – April F-Sept A-July E-Feb

9. Who among the following was born in March?

A. B
B. C
C. E
D. F
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – A. B

Explanation: The one who was born on the month having least number of days sits at one of the end. Three persons sit between C and the one who was born in the month having least number of days. The one who was born in April sits to the immediate left of C. Three persons sit between D who was born in June and the one who was born in April. G sits second to the right of D. B is an immediate neighbor of D but was not born in February. A who was born in July sits second to the right of H who was not born in February. We have the following possibilities-

Case-1          
A-July   H – April C G B D -June Feb
 
Case-2 D -June B G C H – April   A-July Feb
         
 
Case-3 Feb D -June B G C H – April   A-July
         
 
Case-4 Feb A-July   H – April C G B D -June
         

Now, only one person is younger to F, who faces north. So, F was born in September. A is the immediate neighbor of E. This will eliminate case 1 and case 3. Persons sitting at the extreme ends face same direction. Neither B nor C is younger than F who faces same direction of the one who is the oldest. Now, B is older than C. Youngest person faces north. So, Case4 gets eliminated. The one who was born in March do not sit to the immediate right of the one who is youngest. A and the one who was born in March faces same direction of the one who was born in August. The final arrangement is –

Case-2 D -June B -March G-Nov C-Aug H – April F-Sept A-July E-Feb

10. E was born in which among the following month?

A. November
B. February
C. September
D. August
E. None of these

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Correct Answer – B. February

Explanation: The one who was born on the month having least number of days sits at one of the end. Three persons sit between C and the one who was born in the month having least number of days. The one who was born in April sits to the immediate left of C. Three persons sit between D who was born in June and the one who was born in April. G sits second to the right of D. B is an immediate neighbor of D but was not born in February. A who was born in July sits second to the right of H who was not born in February. We have the following possibilities-

Case-1          
A-July   H – April C G B D -June Feb
 
Case-2 D -June B G C H – April   A-July Feb
         
 
Case-3 Feb D -June B G C H – April   A-July
         
 
Case-4 Feb A-July   H – April C G B D -June
         

Now, only one person is younger to F, who faces north. So, F was born in September. A is the immediate neighbor of E. This will eliminate case 1 and case 3. Persons sitting at the extreme ends face same direction. Neither B nor C is younger than F who faces same direction of the one who is the oldest. Now, B is older than C. Youngest person faces north. So, Case4 gets eliminated. The one who was born in March do not sit to the immediate right of the one who is youngest. A and the one who was born in March faces same direction of the one who was born in August. The final arrangement is –

Case-2 D -June B -March G-Nov C-Aug H – April F-Sept A-July E-Feb

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