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How to attempt Seating Arrangement questions in RRB NTPC?

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RRB NTPC 2020 exam dates have been announced by the Chairman of the Railway Board. The first stage CBT exam will commence from December 15 onwards. The exam will be conducted while observing the COVID-19 guidelines. RRB NTPC exam will be conducted for 1.25 crore applicants. Indian Railways had released RRB NTPC 2020 notification under Centralised Employment notice no. CEN 01/2019. The exam is conducted to select candidates for Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) graduate and undergraduate posts in various Zonal Railways and Production Units of Indian Railways. A total of 35,208 vacancies will be filled through RRB NTPC 2020 exam. The notification was released in 2019 and the exam was scheduled to be conducted between June and September. However, the process is delayed due to the non-finalisation of the exam conducting agency and COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The exam will be conducted in 15 languages. 

The posts included under RRB NTPC are given below

Junior Clerk cum TypistAccounts Clerk cum Typist
Junior Clerk cum TypistAccounts Clerk cum Typist
Junior Time KeeperTrains Clerk
Commercial cum Ticket ClerkTraffic Assistant
Goods GuardSenior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk
Senior Clerk cum TypistJunior Account Assistant cum Typist
Senior Time KeeperCommercial Apprentice and Station Master

With the approval for setting up of National Recruitment Agency or NRA by the Union Cabinet, going forward the preliminary exams of Railways will be conducted by the agency. A Common Eligibility Test (CET) will be conducted to appoint candidates for Group B and C posts. However, the stages for further selection of candidates will be done by the RRBs.

In the Reasoning section, Puzzles play an important role. Candidates will get at least two to three questions of Seating Arrangement in the exam. Check here few tips and tricks to solve the Reasoning Ability section.

Seating Arrangement is an important topic in Reasoning section. At least two or three sets of Seating Arrangement questions will be asked in RRB NTPC exam. Questions in Seating Arrangement are linear-based, circular-based, square/rectangular-based, etc. With more and more practice candidates will be able to solve Seating Arrangement questions easily. In this article, we have discussed how to attempt Seating Arrangement questions in Reasoning Ability in RRB NTPC. 

Seating Arrangement is the logical arrangement of either objects or people in a logical manner. Solve the arrangement to answer the questions or decode the pre-defines arrangement by applying the logical analysis.

Discussed below in depth are the types of Seating Arrangements.

Linear Arrangement

RRB asks these types of questions in a single row or double row arrangement. Candidates need to check the directions of the people here.

Circular Arrangement

This is the arrangement of physical quantities in a circular manner. There are two types of circular arrangements: facing the centre and facing outwards. In Seating Arrangement facing the center, every object, or a person in the arrangement will be facing the centre of the circle. In Seating Arrangement facing outwards, every object, or a person in the arrangement will be facing outwards.

Square/Rectangular Arrangement

In this type of arrangement, the following types of questions are asked.

  • All people are facing towards the center
  • All the people are facing outside the center
  • Some people are facing inside while some are facing outside the center

The following tips and tricks should be kept in mind while solving Seating Arrangement questions.

  • Analyse and collect all the direct statements provided in the puzzle
  • Note down all the negative statements provided in the puzzle
  • Write all the information that you have gathered in a simplified form so that you do not have to look at the paragraph again and again
  • Make sure to draw different arrangements in advance
  • Read the entire question carefully. Every detail to form the Seating Arrangement is mentioned in the question. You need to observe properly and implement all the facts logically.
  • Consider all the possible scenarios which may be formed as per the given question
  • Practice all types of Seating Arrangements so as to solve the questions easily
  • Practice mock tests to analyse your performance
  • Learn the techniques of solving Seating Arrangement questions
  • Learn from your mistakes
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