Verbal Reasoning - Seating Arrangement - Discussion


A, P, R, X, S and Z are sitting in a row. S and Z are in the centre. A and P are at the ends. R is sitting to the left of A. Who is to the right of P ?

[A]. A
[B]. X
[C]. S
[D]. Z

Answer: Option B


The seating arrangement is as follows:

Therefore, right of P is X.

Vijayakumar.V said: (Dec 23, 2010)  
Why can't be x placed in between Z AND R TO FORM THIS Sequence P S Z X R A ?

Kamal Kumar said: (Feb 8, 2011)  
Because it is mentioned that S and Z is in middle.

Aftab Khan said: (Mar 19, 2011)  
How it can possible that S is the Z of right?

Sneha said: (Apr 21, 2011)  
It doesn't matter they asked who is at the right of p..i.e x

Sangita said: (May 14, 2011)  
Its still not clear to me please give a broad explanation.

Sangita said: (May 14, 2011)  
Its little confusing if I leave this part and do the rest as its takes a lots of time help.

Ravi said: (May 26, 2011)  
This question is just a matter of: who is sitting to the right of P? Answer: A and P are at the ends. So, P-----A..
S and Z are in the middle. So, A-SZ-P..R is sitting to the left of A. So, The arrangement should be..P-SZRA..The remaining position should be X..The final arrangement: PXSZRA..Ok..

all the best for SBI POs..

Anuprita said: (Jul 11, 2011)  
It also can be written as ARSZXP.

Prasad Thakur said: (Aug 16, 2011)  
It has not mentioned whether they facing towards north or south. It assumed they face north?

David said: (Sep 28, 2011)  
Sequence of these series is p_x_s_z_r_A ...

Ria Yadav said: (Oct 3, 2011)  
Mrs anuprita it cannot be arszxp because its clearly written that are is in the left of p.

Vivek said: (Jan 9, 2012)  
It must be like who is immediate right of P, then it can be clear..

Satz Varavathi said: (Aug 25, 2012)  
Let's see

S & Z is middle(its right or left is not important)
A & P is end ,so it's have only one hand.
R is left of A

so the order is P?SZ(or zs)RA

?= x is answer.

Sally said: (Jun 12, 2013)  
See, the trick is that you could just eliminate all those that they mentioned and you are left with X.

Anantha said: (Nov 6, 2013)  
Please, R is supposed to be sitting to the left but the answer shows that he is in the right. See the left and right according to their sitting.

Reshmi said: (Dec 26, 2013)  
Put in the form of straight lines in seating arrangement.

Heena said: (Jul 15, 2014)  
SZ in the middle.
P & A at ends so it can be P SZ A.
Then it says R is left of A means P SZ R A.
Location of X is not given so how can we assume it to be on the right of P?

Rashmi said: (Aug 3, 2014)  
Why A can't be placed in first end and p in last end?

David said: (Sep 6, 2014)  
But immediate left of A is not mentioned here so even if I placed are at 2nd place then it still satisfying the question given?

Correct me if I'm wrong.

Ram Lakshman said: (Mar 31, 2015)  
Yes, it is right sequence "P X S Z R A".

Megha said: (May 20, 2015)  
There are 6 letters.

S & Z is in middle 3rd, 4th place.

A & T are at the ends i.e. 1st and 6th place.

R is left to A so R should come to 5th place.

Finally 2nd place is empty. So X will come to the right of P.

1 2 3 4 5 6.
P X S Z R A.

Dev said: (Sep 25, 2015)  
Possible sequences:

P X S Z R A.

P S Z X R A.

P S Z R X A.

These all are valid locations of X.

If you don't know the answer, don't try to create a confusion here.

Yerappa said: (Nov 4, 2015)  
Circle type is correct answer please find out that.

Aniket said: (Dec 14, 2015)  
First of all in 6 words xz in middle.

A and P at end. There is condition states that R is left of A. Because A, is at last position and then x remained. That's it because proper sequence is PXSZRA.

Nagesh said: (Feb 24, 2016)  
Why can't we put r beside p?

Som said: (Jul 25, 2016)  
How we conclude, on which direction they are facing?

Alaka said: (Jul 26, 2016)  
Please mention the direction where all the person face.

Javeed Basha Syed said: (Aug 8, 2016)  
Though the answer is correct how ever the sequence can also be P X "Z S" R A besides P X "S Z" R A.

Prakhar said: (Aug 29, 2016)  
But it is not mentioned that R is immediate left of A, So how R can be placed on that position?

Shiva Sagar said: (Oct 14, 2016)  
ARSZXP and PXSZRA both are correct because they have not mentioned any direction and in both the cases the answer is 'X'.

Meghali Kutum said: (Nov 10, 2016)  
Yes, The correct order is P X S Z R A.

Priyanka Kumari said: (Nov 22, 2016)  
The correct order is PXSZRA.

Mahesh said: (Nov 25, 2016)  
The order of the arrangement is PXSZRA.

Monika said: (Dec 8, 2016)  
Why it can't prszxa?

Here also r to the left of A it is not mention immediate left.

Eali Bal said: (Dec 19, 2016)  
It also can be written as ARSZXP.

Akshat said: (Jan 9, 2017)  
It is not mentioned that they are facing in which direction. Then how to find it?

Vamsi said: (Feb 18, 2017)  

It can't be ARSZXP because "R" is to the left of A and A is in a corner.

Vanshika said: (Feb 19, 2017)  
Hey, I think that the question is wrong as it is saying that A and P are in ends so A can be in any end and P can be in any end which means that the end S place of both is not specific and so everybody will put it in their way and all the answers will come out differently.

Sumit said: (Mar 1, 2017)  
It can be PRSZXA.

It is saying that r is to the left of A so it can be placed in 2nd place.

So, the answer can be R.

Jafar Rizvi said: (Aug 21, 2017)  
It can be PSZXRA.

All conditions follow.

Give reason if someone not agree.

Raja Sekhara Reddy said: (Aug 29, 2017)  
R is sitting to the left of A, but they are not mentioned immediate left of A .

So 'PRSZXA' also correct.

Priya Jyoti Kumari said: (Sep 5, 2017)  
PZSXRA or PSZXRA arrangement is also possible. Then how X is right of P?

Tarang D said: (Sep 26, 2017)  
Is the sequence PXZSRA possible?

Guna said: (Sep 28, 2017)  
The Direction isn't given then how to solve this?

Franklin said: (Nov 27, 2017)  
Can it be in the form- ARSZXP? And in this form, the answer remains same.

Supriya said: (Feb 11, 2018)  
The seating arrangement could also be following

P R S Z X A.
Since its mentioned that R is to the left of A so R can be next left i.e at 2nd position from A or from last but one from P.

In the question, it's just mentioned R is to the left of A and not immediate left. So the given sequence should also be correct i.e P R S Z X A.

Ashmitha said: (May 2, 2018)  
According to me, the Seating arrangement was given wrong because they have given that A, P, R, X, S, and Z are sitting in a row. S and Z are in the centre. A and P are at the ends. R is sitting to the left of A. According to them the order would be: A R S Z X P and the question is wrong also as they did not mention the place of the letter '' X''. The end is P so there is no letter beside P and the option should be none of the above

Sam said: (May 24, 2018)  
Could the arrangement be A R S Z X P also? Please tell me.

Lakshmi Benur said: (Aug 5, 2018)  
How do we know whether they are facing towards North or South?

Aditi said: (Aug 17, 2018)  
I agree @Rashmi.

Vishnureddy said: (Jan 29, 2019)  
I got the sitting arrangement as follows.

A P S Z X P.

Is it right?

Gsuevej said: (Apr 19, 2019)  
How can we say that who is first? Please tell me.

Vrinda said: (Aug 26, 2019)  
It can even be R as it is not mentioned that R is at the immediate left of A.

Jaipal said: (Oct 18, 2019)  
According to question, s and z is the middle but doesn't mention the position , So the take the position s and z is . . s/z. .z/s . .

Arjun said: (Dec 10, 2019)  
Insufficient information given in the question, there may raise 4 possible sequences and all are correct.


Since, it is not given that weather R is at immediate left to A or not.
So, there might be two possible sequences, ie, (1)PXSZRA and (2)PRSZXA.

Also, order for the middle letters S and Z is not given.
So, we can also write sequence as (3)PXZSRA and (4)PRSZXA.

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