Important Concepts and Tips to Solve Circular Table (based on questions asked in IBPS PO Prelims Exam held on Oct 3rd& 4th) – Download in PDF

Important Concepts and Tips to Solve Circular Table (based on questions asked in IBPS PO Prelims Exam held on Oct 3rd& 4th) - Download in PDF
Important Concepts and Tips to Solve Circular Table (based on questions asked in IBPS PO Prelims Exam held on Oct 3rd& 4th) – Download in PDF:
Dear Readers, Important Tips to Solve Seating Arrangements (Circular Table) in Reasoning Section was given here, which were most expected questions in bank exams. Candidates those who are preparing for the upcoming bank exams can download this in PDF.

Example Question:
Directions (Questions 1 to 5):Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions
A group of eight members A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H including four males and four females are sitting around a circular table, facing the centre. No two females are immediate neighbors. A who is a female, does not sit next to D. B sits on the immediate left of F, who sits opposite A. E is wife of D and is not an immediate neighbor of B or H. C and her friend G are not immediate neighbors
1).Who among the following sits opposite C?
a)   G
b)   D
c)   E
d)   H
e)   B
2).Who among the following sits second to the right of D?
a)   B
b)   G
c)   H
d)   C
e)   A
3).Four of the following five is alike in a certain way and hence forms a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
a)   CB
b)   AD
c)   FB
d)   GH
e)   EB
4).Who among the following sits between E and F?
a)   D
b)   H
c)   B
d)   A
e)   C
5). H sits between which of the following?
a)   E, G
b)   G, A
c)   A, C
d)   F, C
e)   B, D
GIVEN:
Ø 8 persons– A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H sitting around a circular tablefacing the center
Ø 4 femalesand4 males
Ø No 2 females are immediate neighbors which implies that themales and females are sitting alternativelyaround the table
SOLUTION:
In questions where thecircular seating arrangementis considered then the following points should be kept in mind
·        Always start filling the positions from thebottom-most position
·        If the phraseto the right is used then the position should be filled inanti-clockwise direction
·        Similarly if the phraseto the left is used then theclockwise direction is taken
·        If a personX is not immediate neighbor of Y then the position of X will be in the positionnext to the immediate neighbor of Y
·        In a question whenX is 3rd to the right of Y, who sits opposite to Z is given then thewhoin the phrase isYnot X
CLUE 1:A who is a female, does not sit next to D
Ø A = Female (F)
Ø A not immediate neighbor of D
Ø Since A is the 1st person in the 1st clue it should be filled in the 1st position of the circular table
CLUE 2:B sits on the immediate left of F, who sits opposite A
Ø Herewho = F, therefore F sits opposite to A i.e., in the position 5
Ø B is on the immediate left of F i.e., position 4
·        5th position – F
·        4th position – B
Ø Position 1 is occupied by A who is a female, now we know that the males and females are seatedalternativelyaround the table
Ø Therefore, the odd number positions will be occupied byfemales (1, 3, 5, 7)
Ø Even number positions will be occupied bymales (2, 4, 6, 8)
·        5thposition – F – female
·        4thposition – B – male
CLUE 3:E is wife of D and is not an immediate neighbor of B or H
Ø E is wife of D i.e.,E is female andD is male
Ø E is not immediate neighbor of B or H, here we know the position of B therefore E will not be in position 3
Ø Since E is a female it cannot be in positions 2 or 6 or 8 (even numbers are occupied by males)
Ø Therefore7th position – E – Female
Ø Now we know the position of E (7th), it is also given that E is not the immediate neighbor of H, hence H cannot be in positions 7 or 8
Ø Therefore tentative position ofH – 2 or 3 (H can be either male or female)
CLUE 4:C and her friend G are not immediate neighbors
Ø From the phrase, ‘C and her friend’ we can deduce thatC is female, now females occupy the odd numbered positions therefore C will be in position 3 (the only left out position for a female)
Ø This also proves that H occupies the 2nd position and is also a male because the males occupy the even numbered positions
Therefore,
·        2ndposition – H – Male
·        3rdposition – C – Female
Ø Now only two more persons are remaining namely, D and G
Ø FromCLUE 1, we know that A is not an immediate neighbor of D, therefore D will be in position 6 which is the position of a male
Ø Which leaves G in position 8 again a position of male
Therefore,
·        6thposition – D – male
·        8thposition – G – male
The final circular seating arrangement is as follows
ANSWER
QUESTION 1:
E sits opposite to C
c) E
QUESTION 2:
Who among the following sits second to the right of D, i.e., second to D in theanti-clockwise direction
b) G
QUESTION 3:
In options a, b, c and e, the 1st person is a female and the 2nd person is a male
Whereas in option d) both the persons are males
Therefore the odd one out is option
d) GH
QUESTION 4:
The person who sits between E and F is D
a) D
QUESTION 5:
H sits between A and C
c) A, C

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