Important Topics For Reasoning Section Of IBPS PO 2018


IBPS PO 2018 Examination is going to be held in the month of October. The three sections that will be asked in the examination are English Language, Reasoning Ability and Quantitative Aptitude. Reasoning Section is the part and parcel of this examination and carries the total weight of 35 marks out the total 100 marks. So, if you want to perform to the best of your ability in the examination and ace the grades in this section, you need to have it down pat. Before you set about to prepare for this section, you need to get down to the nitty-gritty and know the important topics that can fetch you good marks. So, here comes the post by Bankersadda that discusses all the important topics of the Reasoning Section that you need to have at your fingertips to be on the ball at IBPS PO 2018 Examination.

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement: 

Questions on puzzles and seating arrangements form a major part of the Reasoning Section of any banking examination. 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. Most of the miscellaneous topics too are being asked in the form of puzzles only. 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.

Syllogism: 

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.

Coding-decoding: 

The expected number of questions on coding-decoding is 5. This topic also comes under the category of easy articles. 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 the 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.

Machine Input-Output:

In the banking examinations held recently, it is observed that machine input-output is also being asked in the preliminary level examination. So, you can expect 5 questions on machine input-output in IBPS PO Prelims Exam too.

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.

Logical Reasoning: 

The number of expected questions on this topic is 5-6. The questions asked in this section are based on cause and effect, a course of action, assumptions, and conclusions, strength of arguments, inference, etc. The level of questions has always been moderate so you can easily attempt the questions without wasting much of time on them.

Inequalities: 

The other most important topic for IBPS PO Prelims Reasoning 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.

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 prepare for IBPS 2018. All the best for the examination!!