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.


Which two of the following are not neighbours ?

[A]. RV
[B]. UV
[C]. RP
[D]. QW

Answer: Option A


Satish Kumar said: (Aug 11, 2010)  
QW are also not neighbours in another arrangement obtained by replacing S W Q by Q S W respectively in the figure of given explanation.

Prem said: (Dec 17, 2010)  
Yeah QW are also not neighbors, I too agree that but how to choose the answer? whether both A & D are correct?

Rahul225 said: (Jan 26, 2011)  
Yes that's right I have also got that answer I also agree prem and satish.

Vinay said: (Mar 20, 2011)  
Yeah I to agreee.

Ravi said: (Apr 28, 2011)  
What about W S Q?

Sundar said: (Jul 9, 2011)  

R and V are not neighbours at any case.

So, we have to choose RV.

Pooja said: (Aug 5, 2011)  
Ya sundar is right.

Gaurav said: (Sep 15, 2011)  
Hmm. R and V are not neighbours. It is clear in ques that t is neighbour of R and V.

Surya said: (Nov 13, 2011)  
I don't know this type of concept, first of all where I start this circle.

Premson said: (Nov 29, 2011)  
Question is not that much clear I think...

Jatin said: (Jan 17, 2012)  
Yes...question is without complete statements....becoc try this clockwise..p-r-t-v-u-q-s-w....this sitting arrangement is also correct according to the statements given in the question while your answr has sum other arrangements.

Rajesh said: (Feb 15, 2012)  
W is not between you and s. Then how it is possible?

Pallavi said: (Mar 3, 2012)  
We can have this solution also p-q-t-v-q-u-s-w.

Last_Samurai said: (Mar 5, 2012)  
It could be done in another way also.

QW is also not the neighbours.both (A) and (D) correct ..Which one to select.

Neeraj said: (Mar 28, 2012)  
JATIN RIGHT LOOK ABOVE and i think this ques done by 2 method
1 clockwise p-r-t-v-u-q-s-w
2 clockwise p-r-t-v-u-s-w-q

Abc said: (May 1, 2012)  
@Neeraj is right.

Pranab said: (May 10, 2012)  
@ All

Actual arrangement is:-

T - R - P - V - U - S - W - Q (in Clockwise Dir.)

Which is match all the condition given in Question.

Hamsa said: (Sep 6, 2012)  
Please tell me where do we start right and left in a sitting problem question.

Srinivas S said: (Dec 30, 2012)  
Sir in the question facing the center then how R is next of P in left side which facing outside, not center. If it facing center then R in the place of Q.

Siva said: (Jan 13, 2013)  
1 clockwise p-r-t-v-u-q-s-w.

2 clockwise p-r-t-v-u-s-w-q is that both are correct, which one is right and how?

Nishu Maheshwari said: (Jul 17, 2013)  
I'm getting 2 answers here RV and QW as the arrangement is like PRTWSQUV clockwise. So it is difficult to answer. Please check the same?

Dev said: (Mar 30, 2014)  
Another arrangement can be P R T V U Q S W P.

Sumit said: (Apr 9, 2014)  
If we arrange PRTVUQSWP THEN some result changed so how we which arrangement in right and which is wrong.

Mohini said: (Apr 23, 2014)  
Please don't get confuse friends. You have to choose the answer from the options only. Which is RV, why making complected the question though it is not that much. According to the question the answer is correct.

Praveen said: (Aug 23, 2014)  
Yeah we must go according to options rather than finding other possibilities other than the options.

Desk said: (Nov 11, 2014)  
There is another arrangement possible.

You have given it as qprtvusw.

The other possibility is swprtvuq.

As per the other possibility the answer to the first question is wrong.

Krish Chakraborty said: (Nov 11, 2014)  
There can be another solution to this arrangement, which is T, R, P, W, S, Q, U, V in anti-clockwise direction.

Amarendra said: (Dec 13, 2014)  
@ All.

Clock Wise: Start from T.


Pooja said: (Jan 25, 2015)  
Two seating arrangements are possible here: (in anti-clockwise direction).

1. T-R-P-W-S-Q-U-V.

2. T-R-P-Q-W-S-U-V.

According to the first arrangement some answers will be different.

Vigneshkumar said: (Feb 3, 2015)  
There is no need for arrangement in the first option itself it has given T is between are and V and the question is not neighbours So simply if the T is between are and V then how can be they are neighbours.

Malli Reddy said: (Aug 26, 2015)  
Anyone please tell how above arrangement is made?

Sachin said: (Aug 27, 2015)  
Answer is correct because T is the neighbors of R and V.

Ravinder Singh said: (Sep 26, 2015)  
Hi all. If the given answer is correct then question should have an additional statement that "Q" should be immediate next to right to "P".

Abdul Aziz Khan said: (Oct 11, 2015)  
I can't understand.

Sreeraj P said: (Nov 25, 2015)  

It is also possible to assign the seats in another manner.

That gives a small change and only one answer will be changed (question no:1) I got answer 'P', all other answers are similar.

My arrangement (towards right) is P, R, T, Q, W, S, U, V.

Selva said: (Dec 3, 2015)  
How to identify starting position friends tell me?

Sireesha said: (Dec 3, 2015)  
How to identify left right position of an individual alphabet face center in circle?

Siri said: (Dec 3, 2015)  
Hi friends I always confuse left and right positions in seating arrangement can you please give clarity about left and right positions when sitting around circle facing center.

Sravya said: (Jan 5, 2016)  
If we take towards the center we take it as anticlockwise.

Nishant said: (Jan 7, 2016)  
Yes two answers are possible.

Monojit said: (Jan 13, 2016)  
How we should create the circle? Please help me friends.

Vijayan0901 said: (Jun 1, 2016)  
I have a two cases. How to find the correct answer?

Anyone help me.

Manu said: (Jun 13, 2016)  
The question is "which TWO of the following are not neighbors". So there can be two answers.

Sridharan said: (Jun 27, 2016)  
The given 4th data states that Q is not between U and S but did not state U and S may be neighbors. The fourth data could be still clearer. Otherwise, we could end up with different answers.

Reshu said: (Jul 6, 2016)  
I think QW is the correct answer.

Shweta said: (Jul 18, 2016)  
They should have given a specific position of at least one i.e.(q s or w). Otherwise 2 results are possible.

Shivani said: (Sep 15, 2016)  
@Neeraj & @Jatin.

I agree with you.

Vikas said: (Oct 10, 2016)  
Can anyone please explain to me, how to arrange the fourth point in the series?

Abhishek said: (Oct 12, 2016)  
Right= anticlockwise, left= clockwise.

Correct placement is RTVPUSWQ.

Santhosh said: (Oct 21, 2016)  
Can anyone please explain whether the arrangement "PRTVUQSW" in the clockwise direction is correct?

Snehal said: (Jan 6, 2017)  
I think the question is not clear. We can't decide the position of s and w.

Please describe it clearly.

Ashu said: (Jan 20, 2017)  
Q and W are also not neighbours.

Pk Sharma said: (Feb 9, 2017)  
I think D is also the correct answer.

Bimal* said: (Mar 31, 2017)  
As per my logic, QW is also the right option.

Sandhya said: (May 29, 2017)  
RV and QW are correct.

And my logic is: P, R, T, V, U, Q, S, W (clockwise).

Satyajit Chowdhury said: (Jun 16, 2017)  
QW is also not neighbours. If any mathematical formula is here to prove only RV is not neighbour please mention it.

Rajesh Reddy said: (Jun 20, 2017)  
The first condition directly says the answer.

P is second to the right of T who is the neighbour of R and V. I.e R P V or V P R. SO RV is not neighbours. So option A is right answer.

Abhi said: (Sep 13, 2017)  
I agree @Neeraj.

Satya Chemiti said: (Sep 30, 2017)  
I think option 1 & 4 are right.

S S Ranaut said: (Feb 13, 2018)  
You are right @Satish.

Bhanu said: (Mar 3, 2018)  
It's given that U&V aren't neighbours then in given arrangements they neighbour of each other. How?

Manish said: (Apr 5, 2018)  
Given condition should be as w is not between p and s. Then the given answer is right.

Aarti Gupta said: (May 27, 2018)  
Two possibility TVUSWQPR and TUQSWPR in clock wise.

Amarnath said: (Jun 8, 2018)  
Another arrangement can be UVPRTWQS in clockwise.

Ankit Yadav said: (Jun 16, 2018)  
There are two possible pairs according to question so I think option A & D both are correct.

Kejal said: (Aug 6, 2018)  
There are 2 possibilities of arrangement.

Manish Kalauni said: (Sep 25, 2018)  
It has two possible arrangement. So we can't predict the answer.

Mala Jha said: (Nov 3, 2018)  
Clockwise UVPRTQWS. This is also a right arrangement.

Preeti said: (Nov 4, 2018)  
In this question, we can use two methods one is clockwise tqwsuvpr, and another is anti-clockwise t w s q u v p r t.

Naveen said: (Jan 20, 2019)  
I'm getting the series of UVPRTSWQ is this a right one? If wrong, please explain it.

Ankita said: (Jul 25, 2020)  
Option (D) is also correct.

Sanil Gupta said: (Nov 1, 2020)  
Yes! Agree @Ankita.

Option D is also correct.

Suhani said: (Sep 25, 2021)  
If we are sorted with the above statements.

The last statement means.


Which in accordance with the above statements gives the only combination QWSU.

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