# Circular puzzles

Directions (Qs. 1 - 5): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions that follow. Eight persons namely – A, B, C, D, W, X, Y and Z are sitting around a circular table facing the centre but not necessarily in the same order. Only one person sits between W and B. X sits third to the left of B. Y sits second to the right of X. D sits second to the left of A. A is not an immediate neighbour of X. Z is an immediate neighbour of D

1. Which amongst the following statements is true regarding C, as per the given arrangement?
1) Only two people sit between C and B.
2) None of the given statements is true
3) X is one of the immediate neighbours of C
4) C sits second to the right of W
5) D sits to the immediate left of C

2. What is the position of Y with respect to Z?
1) Fourth to the right              2) Immediate right
3) Third to the right                4) Immediate left
5) Third to the left

3. If all the persons are made to sit in alphabetical order in clockwise direction, starting from A, the positions of how many excluding A, would remain unchanged?

1) One               2) Two             3) None

4) Three            5) Four

4. Who amongst the following sits second to the left of Z?

1) A              2) W              3) B            4) C             5) Y

5. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on their positions in the given arrangement and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to the group?

1) BYA                2) XCB              3) CAY

4) WXD             5) CZW

Explanation:

Ans: 1-3; 2-5; 3-3; 4-3; 5-5.

Directions (Qs. 6 - 10): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions that follow.

Seven people – C, D, E, F, G, H and I are sitting around a circular table facing the centre with equal distance between them but not necessarily in the same order. D sits to the immediate left of I. Only one person sits between I and C. G sits third to the right of E. E is not an immediate neighbour of C. H sits to the immediate left of G.

6. Who sits third to the right of H?

1) D          2) I              3) E               4) None            5) F

7. If in the given arrangement all the people are made to sit in alphabetical order in clockwise direction starting from C, then the position/s of how many people will remain unchanged (excluding C)?

1) Two             2) None                3) Three

4) One             5) Four

8. In which of the following groups of people is the third person sitting exactly between the first and the second person as per the given arrangement?

1) GHD            2) HED              3) IFE

4) CGD             5) FCD

9. What is the position of C with respect to G?
1) Second to the left                     2) Immediate right
3) Second to the right                   4) Third to the right
5) Fifth to the left

10. Which of the following statements is not true with respect to F as per the given arrangement?
1) C is not an immediate neighbour of F
2) Only two people sit between F and E
3) F sits to the immediate left of H
4) All the given statements are true
5) F sits second to the right of I

Explanation:

Ans: 6-1; 7-4; 8-3; 9-2; 10-2.

Directions (Qs. 11 - 15): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions that follow.

Eight people – K, L, M, N, O, P, Q and R are sitting around a circle with equal distance between each other – NOT facing the centre (They are all facing opposite to the centre) but not necessarily in the same order. M is third to the left of R and second to the right of L. P is neither an immediate neighbour of L nor M. K and Q are immediate neighbours of each other. N is second to the right of Q.

11. Based on the given arrangement, four of the following five are similar to each other and hence form a group. Which of the following does NOT belong to the group?

1) RNL             2) QOP            3) LPO

4) KMN             5) NRP

12. In which of the following pairs second person sits second to the left of first person?

1) PK                2) PM              3) LM                       4) NO               5) RQ

13. Based on the seating arrangement, if R is related to M, and following the same logic N  is related to K, then P is related to.........

1) M                   2) N                     3) K                      4) Q              5) None of these

14. Which of the following is O’s position?

1) Other than the given options
2) Exactly between P and L
3) Third to the right of K
4) Second to the right of R
5) Cannot be determined

15. Which of the following is N’s position with respect to M?

1) Third to the left 2) Third to the right

3) Immediate left 4) Second to the right

5) Other than the given options

Explanation:

Ans: 11-2; 12-2; 13-2; 14-1; 15-3.

Directions (Qs. 16 - 20): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions that follow.

P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W are sitting around a circular table at equal distances between each other, but not necessarily in the same order. Only three people are facing centre while the rest face outside (i.e. in a direction opposite to the centre). Q sits third to the left of V. V faces the centre. T sits second to the right of Q. Both the immediate neighbours of S face outside. S is not an immediate neighbour of Q. R sits to the immediate left of U. U is neither an immediate neighbour of Q nor V. U and P face opposite directions (i.e. if U faces the centre then P faces outside and vice versa).

16. Which of the following is true regarding P as per the given seating arrangement?

1) P faces outside
2) Only three people sit between P and R.
3) P sits third to the left of S.
4) U is one of the immediate neighbours of P
5) None of the given options is true

17. What is U’s position with respect to V?

1) Third to the right                            2) Fourth to the right

3) Fifth to the right                            4) Second to the left

5) Third to the left

18. Who sits exactly between T and W when counted from the left hand side of T?

1) V                      2) S                     3) P                  4) Q                 5) U

19. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the given seating arrangement and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?

1) R                2) U                 3) Q               4) T            5) S

20. Who is sitting to immediate left of R?

1) U               2) P                 3) W              4) Q              5) V

Explanation:

Ans: 16-5; 17-1; 18-1; 19-3; 20-4.

Directions (Qs. 1 - 5): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions that follow.

Eight friends – P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W are sitting around a circular area at equal distances between each other, but not necessarily in the same order. Some of the people are facing centre while some face outside (i.e. in a direction opposite to the centre). Note: Same direction means that if one person is facing the centre then the other also faces the centre and vice versa. Opposite direction means that if one person is facing the centre then the other faces outside and vice versa. S sits third to the right of W. W faces the centre. T sits third to the right of S. Immediate neighbours of W face same direction (i.e. if one neighbour faces the centre the other neighbour also faces the centre and vice versa). Q is one of the immediate neighbours of W. V sits to the immediate left of Q. V faces the same direction as S. P sits to the immediate right of U. P is not an immediate neighbour of S. Immediate neighbours of U face opposite direction (i.e. if one neighbour faces centre the other neighbour faces outside and vice versa). T and P face opposite directions.

1. Who sits to the immediate right of T?

1) W            2) Q           3) P           4) U          5) None of these

2. How many people in the given arrangement face outside?

1) Five            2) Two             3) Four

4) One            5) Three

3. Which of the following is TRUE regarding R as per the given seating arrangement?

1) U is one of the immediate neighbours of R
2) Only three people sit between R and P
3) R faces the centre
4) Only two people sit between R and P
5) R sits second to the right of Q

4. What is U’s position with respect to Q?

1) Second to the right                    2) Fourth to the left

3) Third to the right                       4) Third to the left

5) Second to the left

5. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the given seating arrangement and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?

1) U                      2) Q                3) V             4) S             5) T

Explanation:

Ans: 1-5; 2-5; 3-5; 4-4; 5-2.

Directions (Qs. 1 - 2): These questions are based on the following information. Eight persons A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H are sitting around a circular table facing centre. H faces B. Two persons sit between F and B. E sits 2nd right to D. F sits 2nd right to C, who is one of the immediate neighbours of G. C is not an immediate neighbour of B.

1. Who among the following sits 3rd left to F?
1) D           2) C          3) B
4) A            5) none of these

2. Who among the following faces A?
1) D         2) C        3) B
4) G       5) none of these

Explanation:

Ans: 1-5; 2-4.

Directions (Qs. 3 - 7): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions. Eight sportsmen P, S, Q, R, U, B, J and C are sitting in a field in a circle at equal distances. Three sportsmen on the circle are facing opposite side and other five are sitting facing the centre of the circle. S is sitting to the third right of B. R is not near to C. Q is sitting to the third left of R, who is second right of P and among these three players one is facing opposite to the centre of the circle. Two sportsmen are sitting between C and U and two are sitting between B and U. Q is sitting to the second left of J, who is facing the centre of the circle. S is facing the centre of the circle. U is not opposite to B and Q.

3. Which of the following sportspersons is facing to the opposite of the centre?
1) B       2) R         3) U
4) Q       5) None of these

4. Who is sitting third to the left of U?
1) R        2) B      3) S
4) C         5) None of these

5. If all the people change their positions with the person sitting opposite to them then who is now sitting second to the left of R?
1) U            2) P      3) B
4) C             5) None of these

6. Who is second right of J?
1) B            2) C            3) S or B
4) R or S          5) C or R

7. How many people are sitting between C and R, when counted clock-wise direction from C?
1) Three           2) None           3) One
4) Two             5) None of these

Explanation:

Ans: 3-3; 4-2; 5-1; 6-1; 7-4.

Directions (Qs. 8 – 12): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions. E, F, G, H, I, J, K and L 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. E who faces the centre sits third tothe right of J. I, who faces the centre, is not an immediate neighbour of J. Only one person sits between J and K. H sits second to right of F. F faces the centre. G is not an immediate neighbour of E.

8. Who sits second to the left of F?
1) J         2) E         3) I
4) L        5) Cannot be determined

9. What is the position of I with respect to J?

1) Fourth to the left           2) Second to the left
3) Third to the left            4)Third to the right
5) Second to the right

10. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?

1) G            2) K            3) J          4) H          5) L

11. Which of the following will come in place of the question mark (?) based upon the given seating arrangement? KE, IG, FK, GH, ?

1) LI          2) JL            3) JF            4) EL             5) FJ

12. Which of the following is true regarding G?
1) G is an immediate neighbour of J

2) G faces the centre
3) G sits exactly between I and H
4) F sits third to left of G
5) None is true

Explanation:

Ans: 8-2; 9-3; 10-4; 11-1; 12-3.

Directions (Qs. 13 - 17): Study the following information carefully to answer these questions. Eight friends A, B, C, D E, F, G and H are sitting around a circle facing the centre. A sits third to the left of B, while second to the right of F. D does not sit next to A or B. C and G always sit next to each other. H never sits next to D and C does not sit next to B.

13. Which of the following pairs sits exactly between H and E?
1) F, D              2) H, B       3) C, B
4) E, G             5) None of these

14. Starting from A’s position, if all the eight were arranged in alphabetical order in clockwise direction the seating position of how many members (excluding A) not change?
1) None        2) One     3) Two
4) Three        5) None of these

15. Which of the following pairs has only one person sitting between them, if the counting is done in clockwise direction?
1) A, B             2) C, D          3) F, E
4) G, H             5) None of these

16. Who sits to the immediate right of E?
1) A           2) D           3) F
4) H          5) None of these

17. What is the position of B with respect to C?
1) Second to the left          2) Third to the right
3) Third to the left            4) Can’t be determined
5) None of these

Explanation:

Ans: 13-1; 14-4; 15-3; 16-2; 17-5.

Directions (Qs. 1 - 5): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions below.

Eight people - A, B, C, D, W, X, Y and Z are sitting in a circle facing the centre. All eight people are from different place i.e. Okhla, Dwarka, Lajpat Nagar, Chanakyapuri, Saket, Mehrauli, Rohini and Karol Bagh but not necessarily in the same order. W is sitting third to the left of Y. The person who is from Dwarka is to the immediate right of W and W is not from Okhla. B is sitting fourth to the right of Z. Z is not the neighbour of Y. Neither B nor Z is an immediate neighbour of W. X is from Chanakyapuri and is sitting third to the right ofthe person from Dwarka. The person from Mehrauli is sitting second to the left of person from Chanakyapuri. The person from Rohini is sitting second to the left of W. A who is LajpatNagar is sitting exactly between X and Z. The person from Saket is sitting second to the right of the person from Lajpat Nagar. C is sitting third to the left of X.

1. Who amongst the following persons belongs to Okhla?
1) Y       2) D     3) C
4) B      5) None of these

2. What is A’s position with respect to B?
1) Third to the right      2) Second to the right
3) Third to the left        4) Second to the left
5) Fourth to the right

3. How many people are sitting between Z and C when counted in an anticlockwise direction from C?
1) One     2) Two    3) Three
4) Four     5) None

4. Four of the following five pairs are alike in a certain way based on their positions in the above arrangement and so from a group. Which of the following does not to the group?
1) B - Rohini            2) Z - Mehrauli
3) D - Okhla            4) Y - Saket
5) X - Dwarka

5. Which of the following statements is false according to the above mentioned arrangement?

1) C is to the immediate right of the Karol Bagh

2) The person from Lajpat Nagar is third to the right of the person from Mehrauli.

3) The person from Dwarka is sitting exactly between the Karol Bagh and the Saket.

4) D is neither from Chanakyapuri nor from Karol Bagh.

5) There are only three people between A and C

Explanation:

Ans: 1-1; 2-1; 3-4; 4-5; 5-3.

Directions (Qs. 1 - 3): Read the information carefully and answer the following questions. More than 10 persons were sitting in a circular row facing the centre. B is 3rd to the left ofC. Two person are sitting between D and B. A sits immediate right of E. One person is sitting between C and E. Less than two person are sitting between D and A. A does not sit second to the right of B.

1. How many persons are sitting in the circular arrangement?
1) 14               2) 11             3) 12
4) 13              5) None of these

2. What is the position C with respect to A?
1) Third to the left              2) Third to the right
3) Fourth to the left            4) Fifth to the right
5) None of these

3. How many persons are sitting between B and A in anti-clockwise direction?

1) 3        2) 4             3) 5             4) 6          5) 7

Explanation:

Ans: 1-2; 2-1; 3-3.

Posted Date : 07-01-2022

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