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Linear Arrangement is one of the most important topics in the CMAT, and also it is an important section. One can utilize this article which consists of the most important questions regarding Linear Arrangement. Cracku provides you with the Top 20 very Important Linear Arrangement Questions for CMAT based on the questions asked in previous exam papers. Click on the link below to download the Linear ArrangementÂ  Questions for CMAT PDF with detailed answers.

Instructions

Study the following information to answer the given questions. Eight friends, C, D, E, F, L, M, N and O are seated in a straight line, but not necessarily in the same order. Some of them are facing north while some face south. Only three people sit to the right of M. E sits second to the left of M. F sits third to the right of O. O is not an immediate neighbour of M. O does not sit at any of the extreme ends of the line. Both the immediate neighbours of O face south. D sits second to the right of N. As many people sit between M and D as between M and L. Immediate neighbours of F face opposite directions (i.e. if one person faces north then the other person faces south and vice versa.) C faces south. L and F face direction opposite to C (i.e. if C faces north then both L and F face south and vice versa.)

Question 1:Â Who amongst the following represent the persons sitting at extreme ends of the line ?

a)Â D, N

b)Â C, D

c)Â L, N

d)Â D, L

e)Â C, N

Solution:

Only three people sit to the right of M, => Let M sits 4th from left end and faces south. Also,Â E sits second to the left of M.

F sits third to the right of O. O is not an immediate neighbour of M. O does not sit at any of the extreme ends of the line, => O sits 2nd to the right of M and faces north, while F sits between M and E.

D sits second to the right of N, => D and N are both neighbours of O.

Both the immediate neighbours of O face south, => D sits at extreme left end while N sits to the immediate right of O.

As many people sit between M and D as between M and L, => L sits 2nd from right end while C sits at extreme right and faces south (given).

Immediate neighbours of F face opposite directions, => E faces north.

L and F face direction opposite to C, => L and F face north direction.

C and D areÂ sitting at extreme ends of the line.

=> Ans – (B)

Question 2:Â Who amongst the following sits second to the left of L ?

a)Â O

b)Â F

c)Â D

d)Â No one as less than two people sit to the left of L

e)Â N

Solution:

Only three people sit to the right of M, => Let M sits 4th from left end and faces south. Also,Â E sits second to the left of M.

F sits third to the right of O. O is not an immediate neighbour of M. O does not sit at any of the extreme ends of the line, => O sits 2nd to the right of M and faces north, while F sits between M and E.

D sits second to the right of N, => D and N are both neighbours of O.

Both the immediate neighbours of O face south, => D sits at extreme left end while N sits to the immediate right of O.

As many people sit between M and D as between M and L, => L sits 2nd from right end while C sits at extreme right and faces south (given).

Immediate neighbours of F face opposite directions, => E faces north.

L and F face direction opposite to C, => L and F face north direction.

FÂ sits second to the left of L.

=> Ans – (B)

Question 3:Â Who amongst the following faces South ?

a)Â E

b)Â M

c)Â F

d)Â L

e)Â O

Solution:

Only three people sit to the right of M, => Let M sits 4th from left end and faces south. Also,Â E sits second to the left of M.

F sits third to the right of O. O is not an immediate neighbour of M. O does not sit at any of the extreme ends of the line, => O sits 2nd to the right of M and faces north, while F sits between M and E.

D sits second to the right of N, => D and N are both neighbours of O.

Both the immediate neighbours of O face south, => D sits at extreme left end while N sits to the immediate right of O.

As many people sit between M and D as between M and L, => L sits 2nd from right end while C sits at extreme right and faces south (given).

Immediate neighbours of F face opposite directions, => E faces north.

L and F face direction opposite to C, => L and F face north direction.

Among the given options, only MÂ faces South.

=> Ans – (B)

Question 4:Â How many people sit to the left of O?

a)Â Three

b)Â More than four

c)Â One

d)Â Four

e)Â Two

Solution:

Only three people sit to the right of M, => Let M sits 4th from left end and faces south. Also,Â E sits second to the left of M.

F sits third to the right of O. O is not an immediate neighbour of M. O does not sit at any of the extreme ends of the line, => O sits 2nd to the right of M and faces north, while F sits between M and E.

D sits second to the right of N, => D and N are both neighbours of O.

Both the immediate neighbours of O face south, => D sits at extreme left end while N sits to the immediate right of O.

As many people sit between M and D as between M and L, => L sits 2nd from right end while C sits at extreme right and faces south (given).

Immediate neighbours of F face opposite directions, => E faces north.

L and F face direction opposite to C, => L and F face north direction.

Only 1 person (D)Â sit to the left of O.

=> Ans – (C)

Question 5:Â Which of the following is true, based on the given arrangement ?

a)Â D faces north.

b)Â Only three people face south.

c)Â L sits at one of the extreme ends of the line.

d)Â O and E face the same directions.

e)Â None of the given options is true

Solution:

Only three people sit to the right of M, => Let M sits 4th from left end and faces south. Also,Â E sits second to the left of M.

F sits third to the right of O. O is not an immediate neighbour of M. O does not sit at any of the extreme ends of the line, => O sits 2nd to the right of M and faces north, while F sits between M and E.

D sits second to the right of N, => D and N are both neighbours of O.

Both the immediate neighbours of O face south, => D sits at extreme left end while N sits to the immediate right of O.

As many people sit between M and D as between M and L, => L sits 2nd from right end while C sits at extreme right and faces south (given).

Immediate neighbours of F face opposite directions, => E faces north.

L and F face direction opposite to C, => L and F face north direction.

The only true statement is thatÂ O and E face the same directions.

=> Ans – (D)

Instructions

Study the following information to answer the given questions.

Eight Mends â€” A, B, C, D, L, M, N and O are seated in a straight line, but not necessarily in the same order. Some of them are facing north while some are facing south. Only three people sit to the left of N. B sits second to the right of N. C sits third to the left of O. O is not an immediate neighbour of B. O does not sit at any of the extreme ends of the line. C and O face same direction (i.e., if C faces north then O also faces north and vice versa.) Both the immediate neighbours of D face north. D does not sit at any of the extreme ends of the line. Person sitting at extreme ends face opposite directions (i.e., if one person faces north then the other faces south and vice-versa.) Both the immediate neighbours of N face same direction (i.e., if one neighbour faces north then the other also faces north and vice versa.) A sits second to the left of L. D faces a direction opposite to L. (i.e. if L faces north then D faces south and vice-versa.)

Question 6:Â Who amongst the following sits second to the right of C ?

a)Â A

b)Â No one as only one person sits to the right of C.

c)Â M

d)Â B

e)Â L

Solution:

Only three people sit to the left of N, => Let N sits 4th from left end and faces north. Also,Â B sits second to the right of N.

C sits third to the left of O. O is not an immediate neighbour of B. O does not sit at any of the extreme ends of the line, => O sits 2nd to the left of N and faces south, while C sits between N and B.

C and O face same direction, => C also faces south.

Both the immediate neighbours of D face north. D does not sit at any of the extreme ends of the line, => D sits 2nd to the right of C, and B face north and the person who will sit at extreme right end will also face north.

Person sitting at extreme ends face opposite directions, => Person sitting at extreme left end will face south direction.

Both the immediate neighbours of N face same direction, => Person sitting at immediate left of N will face south.

A sits second to the left of L, => L sits at extreme left end and A sits to the immediate left of O.

D faces a direction opposite to L, => D faces north.

AÂ sits second to the right of C.

=> Ans – (A)

Question 7:Â Which of the following is true based on the given arrangement ?

a)Â B and C face the same directions.

b)Â None of the given options is true.

c)Â B faces south.

d)Â Only three people face south.

e)Â M sits at one of the extreme ends of the line.

Solution:

Only three people sit to the left of N, => Let N sits 4th from left end and faces north. Also,Â B sits second to the right of N.

C sits third to the left of O. O is not an immediate neighbour of B. O does not sit at any of the extreme ends of the line, => O sits 2nd to the left of N and faces south, while C sits between N and B.

C and O face same direction, => C also faces south.

Both the immediate neighbours of D face north. D does not sit at any of the extreme ends of the line, => D sits 2nd to the right of C, and B face north and the person who will sit at extreme right end will also face north.

Person sitting at extreme ends face opposite directions, => Person sitting at extreme left end will face south direction.

Both the immediate neighbours of N face same direction, => Person sitting at immediate left of N will face south.

A sits second to the left of L, => L sits at extreme left end and A sits to the immediate left of O.

D faces a direction opposite to L, => D faces north.

The only true statement is thatÂ M sits at one of the extreme ends of the line.

=> Ans – (E)

Question 8:Â Who amongst the following faces north ?

a)Â A

b)Â L

c)Â O

d)Â N

e)Â C

Solution:

Only three people sit to the left of N, => Let N sits 4th from left end and faces north. Also,Â B sits second to the right of N.

C sits third to the left of O. O is not an immediate neighbour of B. O does not sit at any of the extreme ends of the line, => O sits 2nd to the left of N and faces south, while C sits between N and B.

C and O face same direction, => C also faces south.

Both the immediate neighbours of D face north. D does not sit at any of the extreme ends of the line, => D sits 2nd to the right of C, and B face north and the person who will sit at extreme right end will also face north.

Person sitting at extreme ends face opposite directions, => Person sitting at extreme left end will face south direction.

Both the immediate neighbours of N face same direction, => Person sitting at immediate left of N will face south.

A sits second to the left of L, => L sits at extreme left end and A sits to the immediate left of O.

D faces a direction opposite to L, => D faces north.

Among the given options, only N faces north.

=> Ans – (D)

Question 9:Â Who amongst the following represent the immediate neighbours of the persons sitting at the extreme ends of the line ?

a)Â D, O

b)Â C, D

c)Â D, M

d)Â A, L

e)Â A, M

Solution:

Only three people sit to the left of N, => Let N sits 4th from left end and faces north. Also,Â B sits second to the right of N.

C sits third to the left of O. O is not an immediate neighbour of B. O does not sit at any of the extreme ends of the line, => O sits 2nd to the left of N and faces south, while C sits between N and B.

C and O face same direction, => C also faces south.

Both the immediate neighbours of D face north. D does not sit at any of the extreme ends of the line, => D sits 2nd to the right of C, and B face north and the person who will sit at extreme right end will also face north.

Person sitting at extreme ends face opposite directions, => Person sitting at extreme left end will face south direction.

Both the immediate neighbours of N face same direction, => Person sitting at immediate left of N will face south.

A sits second to the left of L, => L sits at extreme left end and A sits to the immediate left of O.

D faces a direction opposite to L, => D faces north.

D and O areÂ the immediate neighbours of the persons sitting at the extreme ends of the line.

=> Ans – (A)

Question 10:Â How many people sit exactly between B and O ?

a)Â More than four

b)Â One

c)Â Two

d)Â Four

e)Â Three

Solution:

Only three people sit to the left of N, => Let N sits 4th from left end and faces north. Also,Â B sits second to the right of N.

C sits third to the left of O. O is not an immediate neighbour of B. O does not sit at any of the extreme ends of the line, => O sits 2nd to the left of N and faces south, while C sits between N and B.

C and O face same direction, => C also faces south.

Both the immediate neighbours of D face north. D does not sit at any of the extreme ends of the line, => D sits 2nd to the right of C, and B face north and the person who will sit at extreme right end will also face north.

Person sitting at extreme ends face opposite directions, => Person sitting at extreme left end will face south direction.

Both the immediate neighbours of N face same direction, => Person sitting at immediate left of N will face south.

A sits second to the left of L, => L sits at extreme left end and A sits to the immediate left of O.

D faces a direction opposite to L, => D faces north.

3Â people sit exactly between B and O.

=> Ans – (E)

Instructions

<p “=””>Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions. <p “=””>Eight friends G, H, I, J, N, O, P and Q are seated in a straight line facing north, but not necessarily in the same order.
â€¢ H sits second to right of O. O sits at one of the extreme ends of the line.
â€¢ Only three people sit between H and N.
â€¢ I sits third to the left of J. Only two people sit between J and G.
â€¢ P is not an immediate neighbour of N.

Question 11:Â How many persons are seated between P and G ?

a)Â None

b)Â One

c)Â Three

d)Â Four

e)Â Two

Solution:

H sits second to right of O and O sits at one of the extreme ends of the line, => O sits at the extreme left end.

Only three people sit between H and N, => N sits 2nd from right end of the row.

I sits third to the left of J and only two people sit between J and G, => I sits between O and H, while J sits 2nd to the right of H and G sits at extreme right end.

P is not an immediate neighbour of N, => P sits betweenÂ H and J, thus Q sits to the immediate left of N.

3Â persons are seated between P and G.

=> Ans – (C)

Question 12:Â Based on the given arrangement, which of the following is true with respect to Q ?

a)Â Only two persons sit between Q and N.

b)Â Only two persons sit to the right of Q.

c)Â None of the given options is true.

d)Â Both I and G are immediate neighbours of Q.

e)Â P sits to immediate right of Q.

Solution:

H sits second to right of O and O sits at one of the extreme ends of the line, => O sits at the extreme left end.

Only three people sit between H and N, => N sits 2nd from right end of the row.

I sits third to the left of J and only two people sit between J and G, => I sits between O and H, while J sits 2nd to the right of H and G sits at extreme right end.

P is not an immediate neighbour of N, => P sits betweenÂ H and J, thus Q sits to the immediate left of N.

The only true statement is that only two persons sit to the right of Q.

=> Ans – (B)

Question 13:Â What is the position of P with respect to N ?

a)Â Third to the left

b)Â Second to the right

c)Â Fourth to the right

d)Â Third to the right

e)Â Second to the left

Solution:

H sits second to right of O and O sits at one of the extreme ends of the line, => O sits at the extreme left end.

Only three people sit between H and N, => N sits 2nd from right end of the row.

I sits third to the left of J and only two people sit between J and G, => I sits between O and H, while J sits 2nd to the right of H and G sits at extreme right end.

P is not an immediate neighbour of N, => P sits betweenÂ H and J, thus Q sits to the immediate left of N.

P sits 3rd to the left of N.

=> Ans – (A)

Question 14:Â Who amongst the following sit exactly between J and G ?

a)Â O, Q

b)Â H, O

c)Â O, P

d)Â N, Q

e)Â H, N

Solution:

H sits second to right of O and O sits at one of the extreme ends of the line, => O sits at the extreme left end.

Only three people sit between H and N, => N sits 2nd from right end of the row.

I sits third to the left of J and only two people sit between J and G, => I sits between O and H, while J sits 2nd to the right of H and G sits at extreme right end.

P is not an immediate neighbour of N, => P sits betweenÂ H and J, thus Q sits to the immediate left of N.

N and QÂ sit exactly between J and G.

=> Ans – (D)

Question 15:Â Who amongst the following represents the person seated at the extreme right end of the line ?

a)Â P

b)Â Q

c)Â O

d)Â I

e)Â G

Solution:

H sits second to right of O and O sits at one of the extreme ends of the line, => O sits at the extreme left end.

Only three people sit between H and N, => N sits 2nd from right end of the row.

I sits third to the left of J and only two people sit between J and G, => I sits between O and H, while J sits 2nd to the right of H and G sits at extreme right end.

P is not an immediate neighbour of N, => P sits betweenÂ H and J, thus Q sits to the immediate left of N.

GÂ is seated at the extreme right end of the line.

=> Ans – (E)

Instructions

Study the given information carefully and answer the given questions :
Eight people – A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting in a straight line facing North not necessarily in the same order. F is sitting fifth to the right of A. D is sitting fifth to the right of E. E is to the immediate right of A. H is third to the left of D. B is third to the right of G. G is an immediate neighbour of A.

Question 16:Â If all eight persons are asked to sit in an alphabetical order from right to left, the position of how many will remain unchanged as compared to their original seating position ?

a)Â Three

b)Â More than three

c)Â One

d)Â Two

e)Â None

Solution:

E is to the immediate right of A andÂ G is an immediate neighbour of A, => G is to the immediate left of A.

D is sitting fifth to the right of E andÂ F is sitting fifth to the right of A, => G is sitting at extreme left end while D is sitting at extreme right end.

B is third to the right of G, => B sits to the immediate right of E.

H is third to the left of D, => H sits to the immediate right of B and the vacant place, i.e. between H and F is filled by C.

If all eight persons are asked to sit in an alphabetical order from right to left, the position of only C will remain unchanged as compared to their original seating position.

=> Ans – (C)

Question 17:Â Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on their seating positions in the above arrangement and so form a group. Which one does not belong to the group ?

a)Â HD

b)Â BE

c)Â EC

d)Â AH

e)Â GB

Solution:

E is to the immediate right of A andÂ G is an immediate neighbour of A, => G is to the immediate left of A.

D is sitting fifth to the right of E andÂ F is sitting fifth to the right of A, => G is sitting at extreme left end while D is sitting at extreme right end.

B is third to the right of G, => B sits to the immediate right of E.

H is third to the left of D, => H sits to the immediate right of B and the vacant place, i.e. between H and F is filled by C.

Apart from B and E, there are 2 persons sitting between each of the mentioned pairs.

=> Ans – (B)

Question 18:Â Who amongst the following are sitting at the extreme ends of the line ?

a)Â G and D

b)Â A and D

c)Â G and F

d)Â E and D

e)Â A and B

Solution:

E is to the immediate right of A andÂ G is an immediate neighbour of A, => G is to the immediate left of A.

D is sitting fifth to the right of E andÂ F is sitting fifth to the right of A, => G is sitting at extreme left end while D is sitting at extreme right end.

B is third to the right of G, => B sits to the immediate right of E.

H is third to the left of D, => H sits to the immediate right of B and the vacant place, i.e. between H and F is filled by C.

G and DÂ are sitting at the extreme ends of the line.

=> Ans – (A)

Question 19:Â Who is sitting third to the right of the one who is sitting sixth from the right end of the above arrangement ?

a)Â D

b)Â C

c)Â E

d)Â H

e)Â None of these

Solution:

E is to the immediate right of A andÂ G is an immediate neighbour of A, => G is to the immediate left of A.

D is sitting fifth to the right of E andÂ F is sitting fifth to the right of A, => G is sitting at extreme left end while D is sitting at extreme right end.

B is third to the right of G, => B sits to the immediate right of E.

H is third to the left of D, => H sits to the immediate right of B and the vacant place, i.e. between H and F is filled by C.

AÂ is sitting sixth from the right end and C is sitting third to the right ofÂ A.

=> Ans – (B)

Question 20:Â What is Eâ€™s position with respect to C ?

a)Â Second to the left

b)Â Third to the right

c)Â Fourth to the right

d)Â Third to the left

e)Â None of these

Solution:

E is to the immediate right of A andÂ G is an immediate neighbour of A, => G is to the immediate left of A.

D is sitting fifth to the right of E andÂ F is sitting fifth to the right of A, => G is sitting at extreme left end while D is sitting at extreme right end.

B is third to the right of G, => B sits to the immediate right of E.

H is third to the left of D, => H sits to the immediate right of B and the vacant place, i.e. between H and F is filled by C.

EÂ is sitting 3rd to the left of C.

=> Ans – (D)