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Seating Arrangement Reasoning

Seating Arrangement Reasoning type of questions require the candidate to arrange people, animals, objects, and items in a specific way according to a number of "accepted premises and assumptions" regarding their relative placements and positioning. With seating arrangement questions, you will also frequently have to arrange things in a competitive (race) context. Think of situations where people are ranked from first to last, best performing to least performing, fastest to slowest and you will most likely find it in a Seating Arrangement test.

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Keep on reading for:

  • A thorough analysis of Seating Arrangement examples
  • Seating arrangement Tips and Tricks.
  • How to improve your Assessment Test scores!

Seating Arrangement Examples

Seating Arrangement Reasoning utilizes a special type of "top-down" Deductive Reasoning logic where a number of premises and rules are used to come to a logical conclusion through means of deductively removing false alternatives until the only true multiple choice answer remains. With this thought in mind, let's put the theoretical knowledge to the test and walk through a few practical seating arrangement examples.

Seating Arrangement examples

Context: 8 friends are sitting evenly spaced and towards each other at a round table while engaging in some friendly small-talk.

The premises are as follows:

1. Kendall has Bob sitting directly left of her, and Gaby to the right of her.

2. Bob is seated opposite Mandy.

3. Taylor has Linzie to her left and Sophie directly to her right.

4. Sophie is seated opposite Eliza.

Which conclusion must be false?

A. Linzie is sitting opposite Kendall.

B. Taylor is sitting two chairs right of Mandy.

C. Gaby is sitting two chairs to the left of Mandy.

D. Elisa is sitting in between Gaby and Mandy.

The correct answer is C as is visualized in the picture below.

Note that the cardinal direction (north, east, west, south) of the table is not specifically necessary in this example to find the correct seating arrangement. However, it can be useful to divide the 8 people into its cardinal points to center the visualization of the people and their relative positioning in your mind correctly. Let's take a look at another type of arrangement question.

Context: 7 of the best athletes are doing an ultra-marathon called the Moab 240 in the smoldering hot desert in Utah and they have just finished the race.

The premises are as follows:

1. Jessi finishes in the middle of the other contenders.

2. Keith did not finish first but neither behind Jessi.

3. Rich finished 2 places behind David.

4. Kaz finished behind Jessi but in front of Terrence.

5. David finished 5 places before Michael.

Which conclusion must be true?

A. Rich did not get a podium spot.

B. Michael came in dead last.

C. Terrence came in dead last.

D. Kaz came in 3 spots later than David.

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As we know that Jessi placed in the middle as 4th (premise 1) we also know that only 3 people are in front of her and three people behind her. Taking this into account, when looking at premise 4 we know that one athlete must be positioned between Kaz and Terrence, therefore Terrence is last and Kaz is 5th. As David finished 5 places in front of Michael(premise 5) we know that person is Michael who placed 6th and that David placed 1st. As Rich placed two positions behind David (premise 3) we know he came in 3rd and that Keith placed 2nd.

Seating Arrangement Reasoning Tricks

These effective Seating Arrangement test-taking tips and tricks should be automatically accessible during your test, so remember them! They are: 

  • Prepare a mental checklist of strategies to quickly determine which types of patterns can be found in the assessment. 
  • Categorize the question type, figure out how to structure your thoughts and cut off the branches that don’t lead to the correct answer.
  • Be wary of 'distractors' Read the question and instructions properly. Multiple-choice tests use so-called ‘distractors’ as answer possibilities. These distractors are answer options that are deliberately similar to the right answer.
  • Be wary of having insufficient information: Sometimes there is not enough information to make a proper conclusion. When a multiple-choice answer states " insufficient information" it may be wise to fill in that option if you believe that there are multiple possible correct answers.
  • Tests usually have tight time constraints: set up a plan on how long you want to spend on a question until you move to the next one and stick to it. Some questions are harder than others and wasting your time without solving one is detrimental to your test scores.
  • Be prepared with a pen and a piece of paper as with seating arrangements it can be extremely helpful to not only visualize but also write down the arrangements so you can fill in the voids.

How to Improve Seating Arrangement Test scores

Next to having a mental checklist and strategy readily available, another crucial component of increasing your test scores is hugely misunderstood and undervalued. The best approach to increase your test scores is PRACTICE! Dedicated practice is the most essential tool in the assessment training toolkit that you can use to achieve your well-deserved and rewarding job! A review of over 50 scientific studies by Hausknecht et al (2007) proved that you can increase your assessment test scores by up to 35% in a matter of days when you are fully engaged in a couple of focused, well-structured, and productive practice sessions. The main methods in which such astounding results can be achieved are through:

1. Decreasing your anxiety: familiarity decreases your stress levels as you have been through the process before.

2. Practice automatically triggers your knowledge basis of proven-test-taking strategies when the pressure intensifies during time-constrained tests.

3. Neuroscientific evidence shows that brain-training programs such as can be found on our e-learning platform enhance your focus and ability to identify the correct patterns.

In order to stand out from the crowd and be in the top 20% of candidates that pass the seating arrangement assessment test, you will have to polish your test-taking skills. Start practicing, to enhance your fluid intelligence and ace that test to leave the rest of the competition behind!

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Seating Arrangement

Seating Arrangement questions are a form of Deductive Reasoning where people, objects, and items, are (rank) ordered following the acceptance of a number ...
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