In this chapter we are going to discuss the following topics with examples.


Shortcuts and tips to solve Arrangement Puzzle

Floor Based Arrangement 

Blood Relations Based Arrangement


Shortcuts and tips to solve Arrangement Puzzle

Focus on Family-tree first: You can not successfully start placing people in the seating arrangement if you don’t know the family tree. Usually people in the seating arrangement are referred to as: wife of A, son of B. So it is better if you know who is who and then start with the seating arrangement. To do this, read all conditions in the question carefully from the beginning and ignore all statement about who is sitting where.

Find starting points: Starting Points help in identifying the position of specific persons. Generally, the question begins with negative information which doesn’t highlight the exact position. Remember, statements starting with “Neither/Nor” can only reveal relative positions and can never be a starting point. You must read all the statements carefully to be able to arrive at the starting point.

Find connecting dots: Connecting dots are small pieces of information which help in the further arrangement based on the position of people already seated.

Solve questions purely on blood relations first: If you are unable to solve the final seating arrangement but have already drawn the family tree, the answer the relevant questions. Don’t leave the entire block just because you couldn’t solve it completely.

There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Floor Based Arrangement

Directions (Q 1-4): Study the directions carefully and answer the questions that follow:

Eight persons Ayesha, Bittu, Chandan, Disha, Ela, Farooq, Graeme and Henry live on a separate floor each of an 8-floor building but not necessarily in the same order. The ground floor is numbered 1,the first floor is numbered 2 and so on until the topmost floor is numbered 8.

Only two persons live below the floor on which Graeme lives. Only one person lives between Graeme and Ayesha. Henry lives on an odd-numbered floor but not on floor no. 7. Only two persons live between Henry and Bittu. Bittu does not live on the topmost floor. Ayesha does not live on the lowermost floor. Disha lives immediately below Chandan. Neither Chandan nor Ela live on floor no 6. Farooq lives immediately above Ayesha.

1. How many persons live between the floors on which Ayesha and Disha live?

a) Three b) More than three c) None d) Two e) One

2. Who lives on the floor immediately below Graeme?

a) Farooq b) Ela c) Disha d) Bittu e) Chris

3. On which of the following floor numbers does Disha live?

a) Four b) One c) Eight d) Five e) Seven

4. Which of the following is true with respect to Farooq as per thegiven arrangement?

a) Only three persons live between Farooq and Bittu

b) Only three persons live above Farooq.

c) Farooq lives on the floor no. 6.

d) None of the given options is true.

e) Farooq lives immediately above Disha.

5.Who among the following lives on floor no. 5?

a) Disha b) Chandan c) Ela d) Bittu e) Ayesha


Answers :

1.e                     2.b                      3.e                 4.c               5.e

Blood Relation Based Arrangements

Directions (Q 1-4): Study the directions carefully and answer the questions that follow:

P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W are eight members of a family. The members belong to three different generations. Out of the 8 members, there are three married couples. All the members are sitting around a circular table facing the centre but not in the same order

  1.  S and U are married couple. S, the wife of U, sits second to the left of her husband
  2.  R and P are offspring of S. P is not an immediate neighbor of his mother
  3. Only one person is sitting between R and his niece, V but that person is not V’s father
  4. T sits third to the right of his uncle P, but neither to the opposite nor to the immediate left of his father
  5. V is not an immediate neighbor of her aunt Q. No three females are sitting together
  6. R and his sister-in-law are immediate neighbors.

1. Who among the following is V’s father?

a) U             b) P              c) W          d) Q                e) Can’t be determined

2. Calculate the number of females in the family?

a) One         b) Three       c) Five       d) Can’t be determined          e) None of these

3. What is the position of S with respect to her granddaughter?

a) Second to the right         b) Fourth to the left    c) Third to the right          d) Second to the left           e) None of these

4. Who among the following is sitting opposite his wife ?

a) U           b) R             c) P                 d) T            e) None


Step 1: Only focus on blood relations first and ignore everything else. Take care of ‘his’ and ‘her’ used in the directions to determine the gender of each family member. In the family tree, circle the names of males

The required family tree is as following:

Step 2: Keep track of who is husband and wife of whom.

U(Husband) – S(Wife) , R(Husband) -Q(Wife),P(Husband)-W(Wife)


Step 3: Complete the arrangements 



1. (b) P           2(e) none of these (Female =4)       3. c)Third to the right          4. b) R

Thus in this post we learned about the concepts of arrangements based on floor & blood relations and tips to arrange quickly.

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