If you want to succeed in SBI clerk prelims 2021, then you have to work hard and score 30+ in reasoning ability. You take have enough time for preparing for these exams. Prepare a study plan and adhere to the timing and topics. If you are also preparing for competitive exams like, Bank PO & Clerks (IBPS & SBI), SSC Exams (CGL, CHSL, CPO), Police SI Constable and Defence exams (CDS & AFCAT) these tips will be very useful.
The best way to master the reasoning section is by understanding the concept of logic, regular practice and writing mocks. The level of the SBI Clerk 2021 exam is difficult, so the only way to ensure your success is to score as high as possible. Reasoning ability session comprises of questions based on critical thinking or analytic logic. If you develop higher logical reasoning ability you can score higher in this section. To ensure you place in Mains we recommend consistent practice and apply our strategies on how to score 30+ marks in reasoning.
Firstly we will discuss some Tips for reasoning section followed by Exam pattern and Topic wise Tips and tricks:
You should chalk out a study plan giving timing for all the sections of Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, English as well as Mains preparation in between. The study plan should be such that you divide equal time to each section of the exam. We will discuss about detailed study plan in the next article.
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Writing as many Mock tests as possible, you should take both sectional and full-length mock tests during preparation. While analyzing your performance, you should identify the weak areas and work upon improving those areas. Before the last 15 days, try to should attempt at-least two mock exams per day. Also, you must analyse your performance after every mock test.
Before starting your preparation, it is quite essential to know the weight age of each topics in SBI exams. Though there are many topics in reasoning the under mentioned topics are most important and approximate expected number of questions is given against each topic:
We have discussed about topic wise tips and tricks in Quantitative in our previous article. In the someway it is also important to understand the same in Reasoning to score more marks. Lets us study about the reasoning section topics one by one.
This one of the easiest and most scoring of all the questions asked in Reasoning. If you can read the statements carefully by focusing on one aspect at a time and make diagrams then you answer is not far away. You should have a clear understanding about the directional coordinates and facing directions concept. If you perfect in the concept then you will never miss a mark.
Starting reasoning session with Analogy, Order and ranking, Alphanumeric Series, syllogisms will fetch easy marks as these sections is straightforward based on general knowledge and common sense.
In analogy questions, you have to identify the relation between two components and find out the missing element having a similar relationship with another element. Practicing more number of questions will fetch you marks.
In order and ranking there are a few formulas to solve these types of questions and making diagrams can also help. These questions are given to determine the rank/position of the person from topbottom/left-right.
Perhaps one of the most interesting topics in reasoning is series questions. These questions are based on the identification of the pattern in a given series
There are two methods to chose to solve syllogisms, either you can choose the A, E, l, O rules method, or the traditional Venn Diagram method. It’s up to you to decide which method you will practice, scoring is important. It is important to read the questions before attempting the answers in syllogisms. Be clear regarding the statements and about the assumptions.
We can expect two questions from this topic. Read the question carefully and draw a family tree accordingly. It should be noted that generations and relations in between the characters asked should not be confused. You can easily score marks if you draw a perfect family tree.
Mathematical Inequalities questions are complex expressions with mathematical symbols. You need to determine the relationship between different variables. Coded Inequalities questions consist of expressions coded with symbols. So first, you have to decode the symbols and then find the conclusions.
One the best way is to make a table and decode the given symbols. Thereafter rewrite the relationships using the decoded symbols. Combine all the relationships to get the combined statement to draw an accurate conclusion.
In seating there are various models like circular, linear, square etc. These questions are critical, tricky and time consuming. To master the topic there is only one tip to “more you practice, the more you gain mastery over this topic”.
Year by year the importance of the topic is increasing. More questions are asked from this topic, these are tricky and also time consuming. Analyze and collect all the statements, do not miss any clue. The only way to master this topic is again the same practice – practice and more practice. You cannot ignore this topic to succeed in Bank exams. Complete your syllabus and do practice and practice & more practice.
Questions on Input and Output are not difficult to solve, but are time taking. To solve these questions its important to remember that you should not miss any detail when processing the input because that is common error which lead to wrong answer.
There are other small topics that come under reasoning and may need attention such as data sufficiency etc. Practice these topics as they can be handy in fetching one or two marks. Data Sufficiency questions may be of any form. Data Sufficiency questions are likely to take the maximum time in solving them. Hence, with adequate practice and solving mock tests, candidates will be able to be score good marks.
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