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“A is sitting right to B, who is sitting left to the R …………” Have you ever baffled your head with these kinds of seating arrangement questions in competitive exams? Well, the seating arrangement questions are one of the major parts of mathematics that the recruiters always want to ask in the examination. Mastering the seating arrangement questions is like mastering direction knowledge and developing great skill of logical thinking. Through this article we discuss what are the tips and tricks to solve the seating arrangement questions for bank exam 2020.
What is this all about?
Seating arrangements questions are very much pampered section of the recruiters in the bank test examination. The major aim of the seating arrangement question is to confuse the candidate with the data provided. The data will be provided in an indirect way. The candidate has to use his direct knowledge of logical thinking and imagination thinking in a very fast manner to analyse the question. Seating arrangement questions belongs to the reasoning part of the examination.
What you have to do?
When you see a question of seating arrangement don’t get tensed or scared. The first feeling of tension and fear may put you in a confusion regarding the question. Let’s have some tips and tricks to solve the seating arrangement questions.
Identify the shape of the seat
This is the first step you have to focus on the shape of the seat while you have the question. The shape of the seat is important so that it determines the rest factors, calculations and logic. For example, a circular seat has no edges. If the seat is rectangular or square it has 4 sides and 2 sides are opposite also. If a seating is done in a linear method like standing in an assembly the row and columns are important. So, which is the background where the question is framed is very much important in the seating arrangement questions. These kinds of information are very much important.
Identify the Directions Clearly
The second important factor you have to notice while doing these types of questions is the direction. You may be thinking that everybody will be clear about the direction. But when an abundant level of data is given in an indirect way the direction often gets confused. Before you note down the data or picturised it, identify:
- Whether the direction is done by right-left direction method or in north-south direction method. Which is the parameter they have used to identify the direction of the people sitting in the question.
- Identify who all are sitting inward and who all are sitting outward. Normally a person won’t sit outward facing a table. But in the bank exam questions they definitely do. So, beware of the point or otherwise the entire logic will be shattered.
- The perspective of the direction should be noted clearly. If right and left are given it often means the right and left of the persons given in the question not yours. Don’t confuse it with your right and left while doing the question. If north-south direction is given, then the north and south should be set on paper and if north and south in the perspective of a person is given it also should be accounted.
Read the full data for once
Read the full given data for identifying any notable points. Probably you will be confused by just reading once. Don’t try to overthink by reading it once. Just read it once in order to understand the shape of the seat, background, the direction used in the question and for understanding whether anyone is sitting outside or inside etc.
Picturization of the data
This is the third and final step involved in these kinds of questions is picturization of the data. It is not at all possible to calculate in mind because whenever you process the other given data the already calculated one will be out of the mind. Every seating arrangement questions there will be some constraints associated with it. Finding the constraints and applying the logic over there is the final and most difficult part in the question.
The questions will be like giving data regarding the arrangements. So, you have to picturize it on a paper for not getting it wrong. While you picturize, there may be two chances in some phases. Draw the two chances and the wrong one will be automatically get cancelled after you picturised all the data.
For example: 8 people are allowed to sit around a table facing the centre of the table in such a way that,
- T is sitting in between P and R.
- There are 4 persons in between R and X
- V is sitting right of S and left of Q
- U is sitting right to the Q
The picturization of the above complicated problem can be analysed as.
These kinds of questions can be mastered only through practice. You have to do a lot of mock tests in order to develop the logic and also develop the time speed of solving the questions. Entri is providing you the finest mock test possible in this area
It is not just a proverb that makes everyone sit at their own seat or otherwise the life of yours will be in trouble. It is absolutely true in the case of solving bank exams. The seating arrangement question is one of the most confusing parts in the reasoning section of the bank exam. The development of logic skills and speed skills can only be attained through frequent practices. The more you practice the more you master the subject. So, enrol into Entri mock tests and practice more seating arrangement questions and crack Bank exam 2020. Keep studying, keep winning.