Seating Arrangement

## Chapter - 8

### What is Seating Arrangement

The seating arrangement is the logical arrangement of either objects or people in a logical manner. One has to either perform the arrangement to answer the questions or decode the predefined arrangement by applying the logical analysis.

• Seating arrangement questions are the most common problem types in all entrance exams containing the Logical Reasoning section.
• These concepts involve the arrangement of objects/ people in many possible ways.

The question based on sitting arrangement can be classified into the following types:

Type 1: Person Sitting in a Circle / Around a Table

• In the questions of Type 1, the persons are sitting either around a table or circle. In either of the condition, the persons are facing the centre.
• The important point to be remembered is that the left side of the persons who is facing North, is just opposite of one, sitting opposite to him, who is facing South.

• From the diagram above, we observe that A is facing North and B is facing South. Also, the left side of A is just opposite to Right side of B. Similarly right side of A is just opposite of left side of B.
• Whenever we are presented with this kind of problem, the first step should be to locate the “Fulcrum,” i.e. the position around which we can locate the other positions.
• The next step is to draw the circle or the table and start the process of allocating the positions.
• In almost all the questions, the position of one person in relation to two other persons is given. We find that two different positions are possible.
• Let us say, we are given that A is sitting between G and H, just opposite to B.
In such a case, following are the two possibilities:

In Case 1, G is to the left of A and in Case 2, G is to the right of A

• If we are further provided with the information that C is sitting second to the right of H.
• We note that this information can only be true in case 1, because in case 2, G is already second to the right of H. So we can reject case 2 and continue with case 1 only.
• In the next step, the other positions given can be allocated up very easily and we can answer the questions given to us.
• Generally based on one diagram, four to five questions are asked in the examinations. Once we have completed the diagram, all the questions can be answered.

Question for Seating Arrangement
Try yourself:A​​ group of 8 members sit in a circular table​​ (outside).​​ D Is between A and F and is opposite to ​​ G.​​ E is to the right of A but on the left of​​ C,​​ whose right hand neighbour​​ is​​G. B enjoys having H to his left and F to his right.

Who is diagonally opposite to​​ A?

Question for Seating Arrangement
Try yourself:A​​ group of 8 members sit in a circular table​​ (outside).​​ D Is between A and F and is opposite to ​​ G.​​ E is to the right of A but on the left of​​ C,​​ whose right hand neighbour​​ is​​G. B enjoys having H to his left and F to his right.

Who is immediate neighbour of​​ A?

### Type 2: Linear Arrangement

• Any logical arrangement of objects or people either horizontally or vertically or diagonally is known as Linear arrangement.Example: The row of the travellers in a train, students in a prayer hall, etc.

Question for Seating Arrangement
Try yourself:A, B, C, D, E, F and G are sitting in a row facing North :

1) F is to the immediate right of E.

2) E is 4th to the right of G.

3) C is the neighbour of B and D.

4) Person who is third to the left of D is at one of ends.

What is the position of A ?

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## FAQs on Seating Arrangement - Logical Reasoning for CLAT

 1. What is Seating Arrangement?
Ans. Seating arrangement is a type of problem that is commonly asked in competitive exams like CLAT. In this type of problem, candidates are given a set of conditions and they have to arrange a group of people or things in a specific order as per those conditions. The main objective of this problem is to test the candidate's ability to arrange things systematically and logically.
 2. What is the significance of Seating Arrangement in CLAT?
Ans. Seating Arrangement is an important topic in CLAT as it forms a significant part of the reasoning section. This section is designed to test the candidate's logical and analytical skills. The seating arrangement questions are asked to assess the candidate's ability to decipher information given in a complex format and then apply logical reasoning to solve the problem. Therefore, candidates should practice this topic thoroughly to score well in the exam.
 3. How to approach Seating Arrangement questions in CLAT?
Ans. To approach seating arrangement questions in CLAT, candidates should first read the entire question carefully and then identify the given conditions. Once the conditions are identified, the candidate should arrange them in a logical sequence and then start filling the arrangement boxes accordingly. Candidates should also make use of the elimination technique to eliminate the options that do not fit the given conditions. Practicing a lot of sample papers and mock tests can help candidates to improve their speed and accuracy in solving these types of questions.
 4. How to improve speed in solving Seating Arrangement questions in CLAT?
Ans. To improve speed in solving seating arrangement questions in CLAT, candidates should practice a lot of sample papers and mock tests. Candidates should also make use of shortcuts and elimination techniques to solve these problems quickly. It is also important for candidates to maintain their focus and concentration while solving these problems as any small mistake can lead to incorrect answers and loss of marks.
 5. What are some common mistakes that candidates should avoid while solving Seating Arrangement questions in CLAT?
Ans. Some common mistakes that candidates should avoid while solving seating arrangement questions in CLAT are - not reading the question carefully, not understanding the given conditions properly, not arranging the boxes systematically, not applying logical reasoning, not using the elimination technique, and making silly mistakes while filling the boxes. To avoid these mistakes, candidates should practice a lot and maintain their focus and concentration while solving these problems.

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