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# Important Practice Circular Arrangement Questions For Banking/PO/IBPS/SBI/ Govt PSU Exams.

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Circular Arrangement Questions are most asked question in GRE/CAT- MBA/ Banking / IBPS/ SBI exams. In these type of question you will be given a brief scenario of people seating in around circular table and with various relative positions. Based upon these Scenario you will be asked 4-5 questions to find out the position of specific person.

What is Circular Arrangement?

In this type of arrangement, we arrange people or objects around a circle or a table. In case of people sitting around a table, the table could be of any shape i.e. rectangular, square, circular etc.

In the above arrangement, some persons are sitting around a circle and they are facing the centre. The diagram highlights the left and right of the people for this case.

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How to solve Circular Arrangement question

Movements around the circular arrangement can be read as :

For the people facing the centre:

• Left movement is called clockwise rotation.
• Right movement is called anti-clockwise rotation.

For people facing outside, the opposite is true:

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• Left movement is called anti-clockwise rotation.
• Right movement is called clockwise rotation.

What information is given in Questions brief

The information given in such questions specifies the position of a few or all the persons in the arrangement.

• The positions are specified through conditions like: a particular person is sitting right or left of the other person. After reading the given information, you should draw the diagram depicting the question statement.Positions in the circular arrangement:Following two shapes are of six and eight people sitting around a circle.Remember, if you are careful of the directions, then this question should be a fairly easy one to solve.Seating Arrangement Solved QuestionGiven below is an example of a typical question of mixed directions (both, inside and outside).Example: A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a circular area at equal distances between each other, but not necessarily in the same order. Some of the people are facing the centre while some face outside (i.e. in a direction away from the centre)Note:Facing the same direction means if one faces the centre then other also faces the centre and vice versa. Facing opposite direction means if one person faces the centre then the other faces outside and vice versa.B faces outside. D sits second to the left of B. A and F are immediate neighbours of D. H sits second to the right of A. C sits third to the left of H. E sits to the immediate right of G. D sits third to the left of E. D faces the same direction as H. F sits to the immediate right of C. F and G take same directions. Find the desired arrangement.Solution: Let us try to solve this question clue by clue:
• B faces outside:After fixing B’s position, we can see that D will be in anti-clockwise direction from B and since D is second to the left, this means there will be 1 person in between them. But we don’t know the direction of D yet, so D can be facing inside or outside.
• A and F are immediate neighbours of D. H sits second to the right of A. This would give rise to 4 possibilities. First, F can be between B & D and A will be on the other side of D. Secondly, A can be between B and D while F will be on the other side of D. Each case is explained below with possible directions of ‘A’ (inside/ outside).A is sitting at other side of D (not between B and D) and F is between B and D. Now A can face inside or outside. Now in case we take A as facing outside, then 2nd to the right would be H where as we know that this position belongs to F since it is A and F who are neighbours of D, so in this situation we can take A to be facing only inside. We can also add H as 2nd anti clockwise to A and place F between B and D. Directions, of F, D and H, are not clear yet, so they could be facing inside or outside.A could be between B and D while F could be on the other side of D. Again A could be facing outside or inside. Now in case we take A, facing inside, then 2nd to his right would be H whereas we know that this position belongs to F since it is A and F who are neighbours of D. So in this position we can take A to be facing only outside. We can also add H at 2nd clockwise to A and F at the other side of D. Directions, of F, D and H, are not clear yet, so they could be facing inside or outside.
• C sits third to the left of H and this clue will help us choose between the above 2 possibilities. Check the 1st diagram in point 2, whatever direction we take H to be at, the 3rd position, on his both sides, is already taken. So that one is rejected. We can continue the question further with the 2nd diagram in point 4. Also we cannot take H to be facing outside, in that case moving 3 places anti-clockwise the position will clash/overlap with D. Hence H has to face inside.
• E sits to the immediate right of G. D sits third to the left of E. D faces the same direction as that of H. F sits to the immediate right of C. F and G take same directions:D is 3rd to the left of E, so one cannot take E as facing outside since in that case 3rdleft would mean the position occupied by B. Also D will face inside since his/her and H’s direction is same. Now since F has to be on the immediate right of C, it means C will be between E and F and will face outside. Now E has to be at the immediate right of G, this means that G will be between E and H and will face outside. F will also face outside since it is given that F and G take same directions.

Seating Arrangement questions are tricky to solve. Practice as many questions as possible to gain an upper hand in Analytical Reasoning.

Practice Question for Circular Seating Arrangement

Direction​​ (1 to 5 ):​​ Study the following sitting arrangement carefully and answer the given questions.

Passage I

Eight friends, P, Q, R, S, T, V, W and Y​​ are sitting around a square table in such a way that four of them sit at four corners of the square while​​ four sit​​ it in the middle of each of four sides.​​ The one who sit at four corners faces​​ the centre while those who sit in the middle of the sides faces​​ outside.​​ P who faces​​ the​​ Centre sits third to the right of V. T, who faces Centre, is not an immediate neighbour of​​ V. Only​​ one person sits between​​ V​​ and​​ W.​​ S ​​ sits second to the right of Q. Q faces the centre. R is not an immediate​​ neighbour of P.

1.​​ Which​​ of the following statement is true regarding R?

• R is an immediate neighbour of V.
• R faces the centre​​
• Q sits third to left of R
• R sits exactly between T and S

2.​​ What is​​ the position of T with respect to V.

• Fourth to the left
• Second to the left​​
• Second to the right
• Third to the​​ left ​​

3.​​ Who​​ sits second to the left of Q?

• V
• Y
• P
• S

4.​​ Who sits​​ third to the left of V?

• S
• P
• T
• Y

5.​​ Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the above arrangement and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?

• R
• W
• V
• S
• Y

Ans.1​​ -c​​ “Q sits 3rd​​ to the left of R” is true​​ statement regarding​​ R. We can easily find out​​ from the figure

Ans.2​​ – d.​​ T is sitting third to the left of V.

Ans.3​​ –c. P is​​ sitting 2nd​​ to the left of Q.

Ans.4​​ –c. T is​​ sitting third to the left of V.

Ans.5​​ –d. Except​​ S in the option​​ . Everyone else is facing outside.

Direction (6-10)​​ Study the following sitting arrangement carefully and answer the given questions.​​

P, Q,​​ R, S , T, U, V and​​ W​​ ​​ are sitting around the circle and are facing the centre.​​ P is second to the right of T who is neighbour of R and V.​​ S ​​ is not the neighbour of P. V is ​​ the neighbour of​​ U.​​ W is sitting between S and U.

6.​​ Who is an immediate​​ right of​​ V?

• P
• U
• T
• S

7.​​ Which of​​ the following statement is correct?

• P is immediate right of Q
• S ​​ is to the immediate left of W
• R is between U and V.
• U is between W and S.

8.​​ Which two​​ of the following are not neighbours?

• UV
• RV
• RP
• QS

9.​​ Who is the immediate neighbour of S?

• U
• V
• Q
• P

10.​​ What​​ is the position of S?

• Between U & V
• Second to the right of P
• Immediate​​ right of W
• NOT

Ans.6 – c. T is sitting​​ immediate right of V.

Ans.7​​ –​​ b. From the figure​​ we can easily get that S is sitting immediate left of W.

Ans.8​​ –​​ b. In the given options only R​​ and​​ V ​​ are not the immediate neighbours.

Ans.9​​ – c. In the​​ figure we can see W and Q are the immediate neighbours of S.

Ans. 10​​ – b. S is sitting second to the right of P.

Directions (1-5): Circular arrangement puzzle based questions:

Circular Arrangement problems are a type of seating arrangement problems in which some people are sitting around a circular table either facing the centre or facing away from the centre. It is an important topic as you can expect 5 questions from this topic in Pre & Mains exams.

Here, in this article we are providing you 2 set of questions 5 questions each:

P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W are eight individuals sitting around a circular table facing the centre.

P is second to the right of T who is the neighbour of R and V.

S is not the neighbour of P.

V is the neighbour of U.

Q is not between S and W.

W is not between U and S.

1. Which two of the following are not immediate neighbors?

(a) RV

(b) UV

(c) RP

(d) QW

(e) None of these

1. Which one is immediate right to the V?

(a) P

(b) U

(c) R

(d) T

(e) None of these

1. Which of the following is true with respect to the seating arrangement?

(a) P is to the immediate right of Q

(b) R is between U and V

(c) Q is to the immediate left of W

(d) U is between W and S

(e) None of these

1. What is the position of S?

(a) Between U and V

(b) Second to the right of P

(c) To the immediate right of W

(e) None of these

1. Who is sitting second to the right of P?

(a) Q

(b) W

(c) S

(d) U

(e) V

Step 1:

P is second to the right of T who is the neighbour of R and V.

Step 2:

S is not the neighbour of P.

V is the neighbour of U.

Step 3:

Q is not between S and W.

W is not between U and S.

1. (a)
2. (d)
3. (c)
4. (c)
5. (b)