In this type of questions, some clues regarding seating or placing sequence (linear or circular) of some persons or items is given. The candidate is required to form the proper sequence using these clues and answer the questions accordingly.

  1. There are seven books one each on Psychology, Hindi, English, Sociology, Economics, Education and Accountancy, lying on a table one above the other.
  2. Sociology is on the top of all the books.
  3. Accountancy is immediately below Education which is immediately below Sociology.
  4. Economics is immediately above Psychology but not in the middle.
  5. Hindi is immediately below Psychology.

Which three books are between Accountancy and Hindi ?

A. English, Economics and Psychology
B. Economics, Psychology and Education
C. Economics, Psychology and Hindi
D. Can't be determined
E. None of these
Answer: A . English, Economics and Psychology


Sociilogy is on top of all books, Education is below Sociology. Accountancy is below Education.
Economics is above Psychology and Psychology is above Hindi.
Economics is not in the middle. So, in the middle lies the seventh book  i.e. English.
Thus, the sequence from top to bottom is :
Sociology, Education, Accountancy, English, Economics, Psychology, Hindi.

There are three books between Accountancy and hindi -- English, Economics, Psychology.