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Logical Reasoning – 5 (Tabular Arrangement) – Learn to crack table-based problems


Hello and welcome to another tutorial in the
Logical Reasoning lecture series. My name is Abhishek, and today I am going to give
you a fresh problem to solve. Please remember that you can also download all these questions
from our website, solve them first, and keep a screenshot or a printout of the question
handy, while viewing, to make the best use of this tutorial. The problem here talks about
six film-makers who specialize in six different genres of movie-making, and are from six different
cities of the country. The data is given in the form of eight statements, using which
we have to make a table that matches the names of the film-makers with their respective genres
and cities. I would recommend pausing the video here; please read the problem carefully,
try to solve it on your own first, and then go on to the solution. Let’s proceed with
solving the problem now. We first make a table with six rows and three columns. The first
column would have the names of the film-makers, the second would contain the cities, and the
third, the genres. Before starting to fill in the data, I would want to give you a small
tip for this question, which I am sure many of you would already know, or be doing by
instinct. We should try and use the abbreviated forms of the names given in the problem, wherever
possible and convenient. For example, in this question the names of the film-makers are
pretty long, so we would save time, energy and space by using just the initials, rather
than their full names. Something like this! Let’s proceed with the statements now, first
using the easier ones, which give us direct information. So let’s get started. Look
at Statement 1, which says that Dibakar Kumar belongs to Kolkata. We put this piece of data
in the first row. Now Statement 3 says that Sooraj Advani specializes in Thriller. Let’s
put this in the next row. Next is Statement 6 which tells us that Subhash Kapoor is from
Mumbai. So we put it in the next vacant row and move forward. We will now use Statement
4 which tells us that the film-maker who specializes in Drama belongs to Bengaluru. Again, we put
this piece of data in the next row. Similar to the last one is our next statement, that’s
Statement 8, which reads that the film-maker who specializes in Satire belongs to Hyderabad.
This again can be easily adjusted in the next vacant row. We are done with filling the table
using the simple, straightforward pieces of data. Now it’s time to use the negative
statements; so let’s begin. Look at Statement 6 once again; it tells us that Subhash Kapoor
specializes in neither Horror nor Action. Since Thriller, Drama and Satire have already
been filled in the table, the only option left for this cell is Comedy. Let’s fill
this up and move forward. Statement 3 says that Sooraj Advani doesn’t belong to Delhi.
Since there are just two cities left to be filled now, Delhi and Chennai, we can safely
conclude that Sooraj Advani belongs to Chennai. We fill this up, and then look at the last
cell of this column. It’s very obvious now that this cell can have nothing, but Delhi,
as there is no other city left. Moving forward, we look at Statement 7, which tells us two
things about Vinod Bhatt. If you look at the highlighted cells, these are the ones in which
Vinod Bhatt can be adjusted. But since he doesn’t belong to Delhi, the cell next to
Delhi is ruled out. Also, as per the statement, he doesn’t specialize in Drama, which leaves
us with just one possibility, that’s the cell which is still highlighted. So we fill
it up with V.B., the initials of Vinod Bhatt, and move forward. Now look at the two highlighted
cells. We can easily see that David Ghai has to be fitted in one of these two cells. However,
since Statement 5 says that David Ghai doesn’t belong to Bengaluru, he has to be from Delhi
only. So we put D.G. in the last row, and are now left with just one vacant cell in
this column. This cell has to be filled with the initials of the last film-maker left,
the one who hasn’t appeared on the table yet, N.B. or Nikhil Bajpai.
Moving ahead, we can see two highlighted cells in the third column now. Statement 2 tells
us that Action and Kolkata don’t go together; so we have no choice but to place Action in
the last row beside Delhi. Now we are left with just one vacant cell in the column, which
would naturally be occupied by the last genre left, which is Horror in this case. We fill
this up and complete the table. It was quite simple! I think you must have got comfortable
with these tabular arrangement problems by now. I will take a small break from them,
to avoid monotony and to keep things exciting for you. I will come back to them, later,
with a few variations thrown in, and with a higher level of difficulty. I will see you
next with a problem on circular arrangement, a type which is generally found a little difficult
by a lot of students. Stay tuned!

60 thoughts on “Logical Reasoning – 5 (Tabular Arrangement) – Learn to crack table-based problems

  1. have been searching this type of channels for 2 days ,and I found now …these are very helpfull to my gov exams as well ,try to post puzzles with more difficulty ,,thnx in advance sir

  2. as far as the logical reasoning concept going is talked about I am at ease with yours steps going through. I am glad to be a student of yours.
    Yours fan always.

  3. sir ur videos are helpfull … thankyou for providing free videos in a world where studies have become business…. do u have any whatsapp group ?

  4. I do not normally login and comment on videos on youtube. I have seen many videos for preparation of competitive exams. I found your work quite innovative, systematically organised, terse and lucid. Thank You for such beautiful methods and videos. I'll be grateful to you if I could have your e-mail id for guidance in my preparation.

  5. Sir, the tabular method seems to make the problem very easy. My only problem is that I was trying to solve this question through a truth table, (tick and cross method) and I couldn't get the answer. So how do I decide when to choose your method and when to go for tick and cross method. Or can we take the tabular approach for all puzzle questions?

  6. Sir, i was always fearful of puzzles. You have destroyed my fear with such an ease. I shall always be thankful to you…..Thank You Sir…………….

  7. One of the finest, explanation of arrangement, way of teaching is excellent, and very precise and confined explanation..
    Sir as concepts have been covered in every aspect, kindly give us a practice set at the earliest, so that we may further polish them.
    regards !!!

  8. Sir the way you have taught the previous session on how to quickly solve tabular questions is beyond words. Now I can solve questions in 2-3 minutes. Thanks a ton.

  9. Sir can you also give me some good source that has plenty of good question from the perspective of cat for Lr/Di.

  10. Abhishek Sir I noticed How you went from statements which were affirmative in every sense then you went to statements that had some affirmative part and finally to the part where you were left with only negative statements.I enjoy your approach and trying earnestly to mould mine into the same!

  11. sir I always solve this type puzzles very lengthy way . given data write side of page and × marking etc..but this is very helpful thank you so much sir my bottom my heart.

  12. sir with your previous videos i cracked this question in less than 2 minutes……………….Sir you are the best

  13. please help me out in this problem:8 persons A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H have their birthdays on 14th and 21st of four different months, January,

    March, April and June not necessarily in the same order. A has birthday on even date and a month which

    having 31 days. Number of persons between C and F is same as the number of persons between B and H.

    H’s birthday is not on even number date and a month which having 31 days. B is not born after H. C is born

    before F and B, who is not born in January. D is not born in June. F was born on even number date. D’s

    birthday is on odd number date and a month which having 31 days. B and H were not born in the same

    month. E was born after F.arrange in a table

  14. I tried such problems before watching any tutorial and it took way too much time. Thanks Sir. Brilliant Stuff.

  15. thankyou so much sir,I easily solved this kind of problem fm 2018 prelims paper2 n gt 18 marks from one question only coz of you…..thankyou sir

  16. Sir thank you so much
    You are not just a great teacher
    You are good human being too.
    And it shows from your way of talking and teaching. I am blessed with such a great teacher .
    Thank yu so much again for all your videos

  17. Thank you so much sir…I roamed too much for these concept clarification…But no one can clear those…Finally you did it…Thank you sir

  18. Sir i am watching this after 2 years in 2019

    I am preparing fir ibos 2019 po

    So with the right hardwork and by solving more recent puzles is it possible for me to crack it

    I just only started puzles

  19. Thank You sir ❤
    Now even railway started asking logical puzzles as a beginner your all videos helped me allot Thank You.

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