Must-Do Reasoning Topics for IBPS RRB Prelims Preparation

IBPS RRB PO and Clerk Examination is going to be held in the month of August and September. You need to prepare two sections for the prelims exam: Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. Now, many of you must be worried about the Reasoning Ability Section. Students, worrying about things is not an option. Stay positive as once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results. Reasoning Ability is an onerous section. With the increasing complexity of questions, it becomes hard for one to give it the cold shoulder. This is why, we, team bankersadda is providing you all with the most important topics that are likely to be asked in the upcoming IBPS RRB PO and Clerk Exam 2018.

Reasoning can be a scoring section if good questions are selected to be attempted first and later the tougher ones. But as the pattern of this Section is getting complex day by day and most of the topics of this section are now being asked in the form of puzzles only, one needs a lot of practice to cover maximum questions in the stipulated time.

Earlier students used to have a mindset of ignoring the complex puzzles, thereby solving the other questions that are comparatively easy. But to their dismay, this strategy won’t be working anymore as so many questions from the other topics like directions, etc. are being asked in the form of puzzles only. The number of questions being asked on puzzles ranges from 60-65% of all the questions in Reasoning Section. Here are the most important topics of reasoning section that you need to prepare for IBPS RRB PO and Clerk 2018.

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement: 
The puzzle is the most important topic of Reasoning Section as the number of expected questions from this topic is 20-23. They are usually based on Seating Arrangement (linear, circular, triangular, rectangular and sometimes hexagonal even), Floors, Tabular form, Blood Relations, etc. and can be asked in 2-4 variables, depending on the difficulty level of the question. A mix of Seating Arrangement and Blood Relations is also being frequently asked in the examinations. Keep practicing, this is the only way out to deal with puzzles.

The number of expected questions on this topic is 5-6. The questions can be based on the usual old pattern as well as the new pattern of Reverse Syllogism in which the conclusion is given in the question and you have to choose the correct statements for that particular conclusion. It is one of the easiest and scoring topics so prepare it well and you will be able to bag 5 marks very easily in Reasoning Ability Section.

Data Sufficiency: 
The questions based on data sufficiency can have 2 or 3 statements based on the difficulty level of the questions. If asked, there will be a total of 3-5 questions on this topic. Data Sufficiency is also an important topic that can get you at least 3 to 5 marks in the Reasoning Section. The questions based on data sufficiency can have 2 or 3 statements based on the difficulty level of the questions. If asked, there will be a total of 3-5 questions on this topic. 

The expected number of questions on coding-decoding is 5. This topic also comes under the category of easy topics. The questions may be based on old as well as new pattern coding-decoding. You may check the new pattern coding-decoding in the quizzes provided by us on Adda247 app.

Blood Relation: 
The questions in this section test the candidate’s cognitive ability. The questions asked are very complex and convoluted but can be solved with ease if you have the basics of this topics all grasped. It can be asked in various forms, i.e. puzzles, mixed blood relation, coded blood relations, etc. 

Order and Ranking: 
The questions asked on this topic are comparatively easy and less complicated. Once you are used to solving questions on this topic, they would become easier and less time taking. You just need to practice the questions on a regular basis.

Alpha Numeric Symbol Series: 
You will be given a series of numbers, symbols with a mix of alphabets based on a pattern. The series may also be based only on numbers or only on alphabets. The more you practice, the easier it is for you to identify the pattern hidden in the series.

The other most important and easy topic for IBPS PO Prelims Quant Section is Inequality. The number of expected questions on this particular topic is 5. It is one of the easiest topics in Reasoning. You will have the compare the quantities given to you and there will be statements followed by the given equation. You have to find out which of the statements is correct.

You must practice all these topics and they will prove sufficient for you to get a good score in the exams. While attempting the paper, solve questions based on the easier topics first and then move on to attempting puzzles. 

So students, work hard and keep practicing. Not many days are left for your preparations, do what you feel is best for you and your career. We hope this list of important topics will help you with your preparations for IBPS RRB 2018. 

All the best for the Preparations!!


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