Reasoning Hacks for SBI PO Prelims 2019

Only 1 week is left for SBI PO Prelims. We know every year SBI changes its pattern, This year also we may expect the changes so be ready for them. Adda247 tries its best to make you aware of the particulars that will be expected in the exam.

For better understanding, do check out previous years papers because then only you will get an idea of what to expect. When it comes to reasoning section, puzzles and seating arrangement covers a big portion. If you check previous year papers and exam analysis you’ll see that around 20-22 questions in various slots were of puzzles and seating arrangement. This assures the importance of scoring good in reasoning.

 Topics in Reasoning:

Seating Arrangement Puzzle Inequality Syllogism Direction Sense
Alpha- Numeric Series Order and Ranking Coding and Decoding Blood Relation Machine Input Output

The above mentioned topics are must to be prepared and the topics mentioned below should also be taken under consideration for good marks.

Check out previous years memory based papers

Sitting arrangement and Puzzle 
Unknown number of persons in linear sitting with a one variable was asked in every exam (IBPS PO 2018, IBPS Clerk 2018, LIC AAO 2019) but this year SBI may give it in (Rectangular, Square, Circular Seating Arrangements) with a 2 variables.
In LIC AAO 2019 paper we figured out circular sitting arrangement maximum of 11 persons facing north was asked which is different from typical 8 person circular arrangement. But now we expect number of persons may increase with south facing as well. Parallel Row arrangement was asked in all previous exam so must prepare it for future exam.


 LIC AAO 2019 introduced “ only few, few ” concept in syllogism. We can also expect “percentage, most, many” concept also Syllogism and inequality may also be asked in the questions from data sufficiency.

Machine input output

Machine Input Output has not been asked in prelims but we can expect these questions from the topic this year, so keep practicing.

No change in Inequality seen in previous year exams but this year Coded inequality may asked. So prepare with coded inequality.