Important & Expected Reasoning Topics for Bank Exams

Important & Expected Reasoning Topics:- Reasoning is one of the Important section in banking exams, Reasoning is considered to be a tough and tricky section, so you need to act smart while preparing for this section. Many students are confused about how they should prepare and approach the reasoning section in banking exams. Yes, The Reasoning section is tough but if it’s prepared smartly then it may help you to fetch maximum marks. Before you set about to prepare for this section, you need to get down to the nitty-gritty and know the important topics and analyze the previous year’s pattern. In this article, we will discuss the important and expected reasoning topics for banking exams and how you should prepare in both Prelims and Mains exam. 

Important Reasoning Topics for Bank Prelims Exam

Let’s discuss the Important reasoning topics asked in IBPS PO, IBPS RRB PO, and SBI PO Exam, and get a clear idea about the topics from where questions asked maximum and prepare smartly for the Bank exams.

Topics IBPS PO No. of Questions 19 Oct 2019 – 1st slot IBPS RRB PO No of Questions 4 Aug 2019 – 1st Shift SBI PO No of Questions 8th June 2019 shift 1
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 20 19
Coding Decoding 5 5 3
Blood Relations 3 3 4
Inequality 5 4 3
Miscellaneous (Pair Based Question, alphabetical Question) 2 8 6
Total 35  40  35

Important Reasoning Topics for Bank Mains Exam

Now, We are discussing the Important Reasoning topics of IBPS PO, IBPS RRB PO, and SBI PO mains exam, After clearing the Prelims exams, students need a proper strategy to clear the mains exams, so we are here to give you an idea about the important reasoning topics asked in mains exam so that you can prepare accordingly.

Topic IBPS PO Mains 2019 IBPS RRB Mains 2019 SBI PO Mains 2019
Seating Arrangement and Puzzles 25 16 20
Direction Sense with Coding Decoding 3 05 06
Blood Relation 2
Inequality 2 05
Logical Reasoning 5 03
Alphabet Series 1 01
Machine Input Output (coding based with 3 steps) 4 05 05
Machine Input Output with 4 steps 3 05
Others 05 9
Total 45 40 45

Important & Expected Reasoning Topics for Bank Exams

From the above analysis we can conclude that Few topics are so much Important from exam point of view, and Questions repeatedly asked from those topics in prelims and mains exam. So, Today we are makeing a list of topics from where questions are asked most in different banking exams like IBPS PO, IBPS RRB PO and SBI PO Exam.

List of Important and Expected Topics:- 

1. Puzzles

2.Seating Arrangement

3.Blood Relation

4.Coding Decoding

5.Blood Relation

6.Machine Input Output


These are few Topics that are so Important from Exam Point of view, If you are able to male a strong grip on these topics and the Reasoning section will be a cakewalk for you.

Tips to Prepare for Reasoning Section in Bank Exams

Every section needs a different strategy to prepare, This section is analytical and checks the analytical ability and decision making power of a candidate. So, need to prepare smartly for this section, There is no shortcuts to prepare Everyone know Practice is the key in these section, You need to strategies your preparation while preparing for Reasoning Section.

Here are some tips how you should Prepare for Reasoning section in Bank Exams:- 

1. Try to solve the easy and the less time-consuming topics first like odd pair, analogy, directions, alphabet series, and number series.

2.Puzzles, syllogisms, inequalities, blood relations, coding-decoding, and data sufficiency are time taking topics but so many questions asked from these topics in exams. Students who are not well-versed in solving the Reasoning section should be able to clear the above topics easily as these are quite tough topics you need a proper practice to solve questions from these topics.

3.If you are weak in the Reasoning section, then try to solve the reasoning questions category-wise in exams. solve the easy topics first, then move on to the time-consuming topics and finally solve the toughest topics.

4.Reasoning questions in Bank exams are time taking, So students must refer to tricks and shortcuts to solve questions quickly. Tricks and Shortcuts may help you to save up a lot of time.

5.Practice as much as you can, The preparation of the Reasoning does not involve any theory. You only have to focus to solve the question and only through the rigorous practice you solve questions smoothly.

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