Easy and best way to understand seating arrangement with examples

This section will help you to learn about the Verbal reasoning aptitude called ‘Seating Arrangement.’ In the view of competitive exams, Seating Arrangement is an important part of verbal reasoning.

Verbal reasoning based Seating Arrangement questions and answers are all frequently asked in competitive exams like SSC, IBPS Bank PO, Clerk, SBI, MBA, entrance exams, interviews, or any other exams.

Seating Arrangement based questions and answers are very easy to do and hence it helps in scoring good marks.

While writing any kind of competitive exams, if you are curious about solving all the given questions, then time management is very important. So practice time management to answer questions properly.

What is called Seating Arrangement?

Seating arrangements means arrangement of seats. In verbal reasoning seating arrangements questions, candidates have to arrange a group of persons under certain conditions.

Seating arrangement is also referred to as sitting arrangement reasoning or sitting arrangement.

There are different kinds of arrangements:

Linear arrangement: In this type of arrangement the candidates have to arrange the persons in a single line. So the formation of a single row is called linear arrangement.

Double row arrangement: In this type, two groups of people will be given in the question. Candidates have to arrange one group in one row and the other group in another row. The faces of the two rows normally face each other.

Circular arrangement: Circular seating arrangement is nothing but the candidates have to arrange the people around a circular table under certain conditions.

Rectangular arrangement: This is the same as circular arrangement but the sitting of the persons are around a rectangular table.


Abhi, Dev, Anan and Sai and Mano are sitting on a bench. Abhi is sitting next to Dev, Anan is sitting next to Sai, Sai is not sitting along with Mano who is on the left end of the bench. Anan is in the second position from the right. Abhi is to the right of Dev and Mano. Abhi and Anan are sitting together. In which position Abhi is sitting?


  1. Between Dev and Sai
  2. Between Dev and Anan
  3. Between Mano and Sai
  4. Between Anan and Mano

The answer is option (b). The question states that all five are sitting on a bench. So it is clear that it is a linear arrangement. As below, by arranging everything as per the hints in the question, it can be easily understood.

Mano→ Dev→ Abhi→ Anan→ Sai

So clearly Abhi is sitting in between Dev and Anan.

Note: In seating arrangement questions, Candidates must understand the type of seating. So that it will be easy to solve. Without proper practice, nothing is possible. So practice daily, do online tests and score good marks in your exams.