Verbal Reasoning - Seating Arrangement - Discussion

P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W are sitting round the circle and are facing the centre:

  1. P is second to the right of T who is the neighbour of R and V.
  2. S is not the neighbour of P.
  3. V is the neighbour of U.
  4. Q is not between S and W. W is not between U and S.


What is the position of S ?

[A]. Between U and V
[B]. Second to the right of P
[C]. To the immediate right of W
[D]. Data inadequate.

Answer: Option C


Vishnupriya said: (Feb 10, 2011)  
We can draw that circle order in another way also in which answers get vary in it.

Can explain how you draw this circle order?.

Girish Ajmera said: (Aug 21, 2011)  
"WPRTVUQS" in cw direction is also fulfilling all conditions.

So answer should be data inadequate.

Jai Kumar said: (Feb 20, 2012)  
Girish and vishnu you both are wrong, the order of letters that he has placed in circle is correct, may be you all are not aware of how to place the letters in circle. There is a way to place letters in circle.

Pandey said: (Aug 25, 2012)  
PRTVUSWQ is also correct.

Deepika said: (May 16, 2013)  
Hi I tried this question and even I also find it can be solved in many way PRTVUQSW, AND PRTVUSWQ Also satisfied the condition.

Fathima said: (Jul 2, 2013)  
I Think there is two way PRTVUSWQ and PRTVQSW to satisfies the condition. In 1st type of circle, it satisfies (3)option. In 2nd type, It satisfies (2) an(3) options. So, the common ans is 3rd option.

Correct me if I wrong.

Varun said: (Dec 31, 2013)  
@Fathima. I think both 2 and 3 options are correct, hence we cannot surely say which one is true. It will be data inadequate only.

Nisha said: (Feb 12, 2016)  
There are many possibilities which fulfill all conditions so data inadequate will be answer.

Dibya said: (Aug 4, 2017)  
I think it will be " Data is inadequate".

Because it is not the only figure according to the data.

There can be another figure.

With W-Q-S in between P &V.

Sam said: (Nov 29, 2017)  
Please explain your answer @Jai Kumar.

Arjit Mishra said: (Jul 22, 2018)  
I think correct option is [D]: Data inadequate.

Arjit Mishra said: (Jul 22, 2018)  
PRTVUQSW and PRTVUWSQ are both satisfying the answer.

Hence the given data is inadequate.

Sandesh said: (Oct 24, 2018)  
D- Data is inadequate is correct according to me.

Sandesh said: (Oct 24, 2018)  
Right, Agree with you @Arjit Mishra.

Ravi Shankar Gupta said: (Oct 16, 2019)  
UVTRPQWS first selects the element U then from right to left puts the elements continuously.

Abhishek Kumar said: (Oct 17, 2019)  
I agree with @Nisha.

Ruchika Rajan said: (Sep 3, 2020)  
According to me, Option D is correct.

Abhishek said: (Sep 28, 2020)  
The answer would be data inadequate because there is one way more in which they can sit i.e. PQWSUVTR in this S would be at the immediate left of W.

Sthiti said: (Oct 2, 2020)  
The answer can be option B too if you try the other way;

U V T R P W S Q.

Sujaybharath said: (May 30, 2021)  
TQWSUVPR is also a correct arrangement.

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