SSC CGL Reasoning – Seating arrangement Question Types and Tips

Today, to assist you with your preparation, we will provide you with Question Types and Tips for Seating Arrangement Topic of SSC CGL Reasoning Section. This would assist you with your overall preparation of the SSC CGL 2020 Exam.

SSC CGL Reasoning:  Type of Questions on Seating Arrangement:

 Linear Arrangement In this type people/things are to be arranged in a linear way, i.e. in a Line. Usually, this is a Single Line/Row type of arrangement. Double row arrangement This Type requires a two set of people/things are required to be arranged in 2 rows/lines. The people arranged in 2 rows could either be facing each other or be facing away from each other Circular arrangement In this type of questions, People are to be arranged in a circle, mostly around a circular table. Rectangular arrangement In this type of questions, people are to be seated around a rectangular table.

SSC CGL Reasoning – Tips for Seating arrangement

• There are usually 4-5 questions for one Seating arrangement problem in SSC CGL Reasoning Section. So, if you master this topic you can easily pocket close to 10 marks.
• To master the topic, you would have to understand 2 types of information – Direct and Indirect.
• Direct information is clearly mentioned in the statements provided for any problem.
• Indirect Information is the information which is not clearly mentioned but it is required derived from the direct information statements.
• The direction of the people facing, in a given problem is very important for solving Seating arrangement questions. Based on the direction the people are facing (North, South, East, West) the right and left side of the person could be derived.

• For Circular Seating arrangement problem in SSC CGL Reasoning Section, the people are usually facing either inwards (towards the centre) or outwards (away from the centre)
• A logical understanding of the information provided in the statements is also very important to seating arrangements questions in SSC CGL Reasoning Section.
• Consider only those facts which are either clearly stated or could be derived clearly with proof with the help of 2 or more statements.
• Do not assume things which are not mentioned clearly.

SSC CGL Reasoning – Seating arrangement Sample Question

Eight friends A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are Seating in a circle facing the centre. B is Seating between G and D. H is third to the left of B and second, to the right of A. C is Seating between A and G and B and E are not Seating opposite to each other.

Q1) Which of the following statements is not correct?

(a) C is third to the right of D.

(b) E is Seating between F and D.

(c) A is Seating between C and F.

(d) E and C are Seating opposite of each other.

Q2) Who is third to the left of D?

(a) A

(b) E

(c) F

(d) None of these