Reasoning Ability Preparation Digest | Strategy & Sources

Reasoning Ability is an onerous section. With the increasing complexity of the questions asked in this section, it becomes hard for one to give it the cold shoulder. The pattern is getting complex day by day and most of the topics of this subject are now 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 the Reasoning Section. So many questions from the other topics like directions, etc. are also being asked in the form of puzzles only. The other important topics to be prepared for the upcoming banking exams are Syllogism, Logical Reasoning, Inequality, Data Sufficiency, Blood Relation, Direction and Distance, Ranking, Alpha-Numerical, Direction Sense, Blood Relations, etc. An efficient practice is a requisite for one's success in the banking examinations. Here is what to expect and how to score good marks in this section:

Puzzles make a significant part of the Reasoning Section as the number of expected questions from this topic is 15-20. So many other miscellaneous topics too are being asked in the form of puzzles only. The puzzles now being asked are very lengthy, complex and even calculation based. 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. An important tip to solve difficult puzzles with 100% accuracy is to make 2-3 possibilities for the same puzzle and keep canceling them out as you proceed. Another important point to bear in mind while doing puzzles is not to ignore the important key points while reading the question. The puzzles that are easy to solve should not consume more than 2-3 minutes, the puzzles of moderate level should be solved within 5 minutes and the difficult puzzles shouldn't take more than 8-10 minutes. If the time that you take while solving different puzzles is more than the time mentioned above, then you really need to work on it.

Syllogism is another important topic of Reasoning Ability Section. 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 at least 5 marks very easily in Reasoning Ability Section. 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. Next, the questions asked from Logical Reasoning are based on cause and effect, a course of action, assumptions and conclusions, strength of arguments, inference, etc. The number of expected questions on this topic is 5-6. The level of questions has always been moderate so you can easily attempt the questions without wasting much of time on them. Machine Input-Out too is being asked in Preliminary Examinations now and the number of questions may lie somewhere between 5-6. Inequality, Blood Relation, Direction, and Distance are the other miscellaneous topics that are easy to solve as compared to the topics mentioned above. The questions asked on these topics range from 2 to 5 from each topic. Try to attempt these questions in the beginning as these are easy to solve and do not consume much of your time.

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Bank Mains Exams 2018 -19: Premium Online Test Series is available for Rs. 399 and you will get practice material for IBPS Clerk and Mains Exam with it. The important features of Adda247 test series that make them different from other test series are; the difficulty level of the tests, accuracy of the questions and solutions, the number of tests being provided in the available packages and that they incorporate a variety of problems that match the level of frequently asked questions, previous year questions, and new pattern questions. The package includes 10 Practice sets for High-Level Data Interpretation, 10 Practice sets for High-Level Logical Reasoning and 20 Practice sets for High-Level Puzzle & Seating Arrangements. 

"Reasoning Ability" book is carefully divided into different chapters with each of them explaining the concepts and tricks from basic to an advanced level. Chapter-wise Previous Year questions and a special add-on of "Points to Remember" serve as effective learning tools. The book is divided into two parts with Part-I dedicated to chapters of Analytical Reasoning and Part-II dealing with other significant topics of the subject. It incorporates 1500+ questions with 100% solutions which shall help the candidate to crack the competitive exams queued up to be held in the days to come.

A Complete Book on Puzzles & Seating Arrangement incorporates more than 2000 questions on the different patterns of Puzzles and Seating Arrangement. The Practice Sets based on the questions asked in the past 5-years in different Banking Examinations are also provided so as to get the students acquainted with the change in pattern through all these years. The best tips and tricks along with the detailed methodologies on how to solve the Puzzles and Seating Arrangement within the minimum time too are provided in the book.

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