Important Concepts and Tips to Solve Seating Arrangements (Rectangular Table) in Reasoning Section

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Example Question:
Directions (Questions 1 to 7):Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions
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 in the middle of each of the four sides. The ones who sit at the four corners face the centre while those who sit in the middle of the sides face outside.
S sits third to the right of P. P faces the centre Y is not an immediate neighbour of P or S. T sits third to the right of R. R does not sit in the middle of any of the sides and also R is not an immediate neighbour of Y. Only one person sits between P and V. Q is not an immediate neighbour of V.

1. If all the person are made to sit in alphabetical order in clock wise direction, starting from P, the positions of how many (excluding P) will remain unchanged as compared to their original seating positions ?
a)   None             
b)   One
c)   Two
d)   Three
e)   Four
2. Which of the following is true regarding y ?
a)   T is not an immediate neighbour of Y
b)   Y sits in the middle of one of the sides
c)   R sits second to left of Y
d)   P and V are immediate neighbours of Y
e)   None is true
3. Who amongst the following sits fourth to the left of V ?
a)   Y  
b)   R
c)   T
d)   Q
e)   W
4. What is th position of Q with respect to R ?
a)   Immediate to the left
b)   Second to the left
c)   Third to the left
d)   Third to the right
e)   Immediately to the right
5. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one thatdoes notbelong to the group ?
a)   T
b)   W
c)   V
d)   S
e)   Q
6. Who sits third to the right of W ?
a)   R
b)   S
c)   Q
d)   Y
e)   Cannot be determined
7. How many people sit between T and Q ?
a)   None
b)   One
c)   Two
d)   Three
e)   Four
GIVEN:
·        Eight PersonP, Q, R, S, T, V, W andYare sitting around a square table.
·        Four of them sit at four corners of the square table.
·        Then four sit in the middle of each of the four sides.
·        Four corners face the centre and Middle of the sides face outside.
SOLUTION
In Question they mentionedsquare table,R – Right,L – Left
1If all the person are made to sit in alphabetical order in clock wise direction MeansV andW will remain unchanged their original seating positions.

STEP 1: P faces center andSsit third to right ofP.
STEP 2: PlaceP at the position 2, because corners face center
STEP 3: To the third right ofP , placeS(Position 5)

2) Rsits second to left ofY.

STEP 1:Y is not an immediate neighbour ofP andS, meansY cannot be placed at Position 1, 3, 4, and 6.
STEP 2: Ycan be placed at the position 7, 8.
  
3) Tsits third to the right of R. Rdoes not sit in the middle of any of the sides andRis not an immediate neighbour of Y.
STEP 1:R does not sit in the middle of any sides which meanR faces outside.
STEP 2:R is not an immediate neighbour ofYY cannot be placed in the position 7.
STEP 3:Y can be placed in the Position 8, andR can be placed in the Position 6.
STEP 4: To the third right ofR,T is placed at the position of 1.

4)Only one person sits between Pand V.

STEP 1:One person sits betweenP andVV can be placed at Position 4

5) Qis not an immediate neighbour of V.
STEP 1: Qcannot be placed at the position 3. Therefore Q can be placed only at Position 7.
STEP 2: Wis placed at the position of 3 

ANSWER

The above is the FinalSeating Arrangement Square.
QUESTION 1.Ans. (3) Two
QUESTION 2.Ans. (2) Y sits in the middle of one of the sides
QUESTION 3.Ans. (1) Y  
QUESTION 4. Ans. (5) Immediately to the right
QUESTION 5.Ans. (3) V
QUESTION 6.Ans.  (4) Y
QUESTION 7.Ans. (2) One