IBPS Clerk 2018-19 Examination is scheduled to be held in mid of December. The sections which will be asked in the examination are Quantitative aptitude, Reasoning ability and English language where Reasoning section is one of the important part and parcel to clear this exam as it carries 35 marks out of the total 100 marks. So, if you want to fulfill your dream of becoming an employee in Banking sector, you need to get down to the nitty-gritty and should aware about the important topics that can help you to ace good marks.
Important Topics of the Reasoning Section
Puzzles & Seating Arrangement
Questions from this topic form a major part of the reasoning section in any banking examination. The topics are usually based on linear, circular, triangular, rectangular, floors blood relations and etc. A mix of seating arrangement and blood relations is also being frequently asked in Bank exam. Hence, keep practicing to be an expert to solve puzzles.
This topic has more weightage as the number of expected questions is high. Usually, 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 identify the correct statements for that appropriate conclusion.
Data Sufficiency is an important topic that can easily get you at least 3 to 5 marks in the reasoning section. So prepare this topic well.
The expected number of questions on this topic is 5. This topic comes under the category of easy articles.
The questions asked from this topic are very complex and convoluted but can be solved with ease if you have the basics of this topics all grasped. The questions will be formed in various forms like puzzles, coded blood relations, mixed blood relations etc.
The questions asked from this topic are relatively easy and less complicated. Once you are able to solve the questions on this topic, you find it easy. You just need to practice the questions on a regular interval.
This topic is mainly asked in the Preliminary level examination. So, you can expect 5 questions on machine Input-output topic.
This topic is considered as the most important topic for IBPS PO prelims reasoning section in Inequality. The estimated number of expected questions on this particular topic is 5. Inequality is one of the easiest topics in Reasoning. So, aspirants, its time to do work hard and give your best. As the time is less, so do what you feel is best for you and your career.
General Tips which should be kept in Mind
Know Your Syllabus
Before commencing your preparation, know the whole syllabus of the reasoning ability. Make a list of all the topics in the reasoning section because missing a topic can affect your marks.
There is no denying to the fact that speed has a great importance to crack the entrance exam. Practice enough questions to enhance your speed by taking care of the time limit.
Previous year Paper and Mock Test
To master every type of question that can be raised from different topics, learn the concept by practicing questions from previous years, books and online sources (mock series).
Hard work and smart work, both are needed to pass any entrance. If you have done hard work, work smart by solving those questions in the exam which have more weightage.
Sometimes, a brainstorming question can only be solved by using the elimination technique. To reach the answer to the question, look for the options that are inappropriate.
Nothing can be worst than giving the wrong answers instead of attempting the ones you are sure.
Access the information provided in the question before you find the solution. Don't assume anything on your own.
Instead of jumping to the hard questions, solve easy questions first. Not only will it improve your confidence but will help you to score good marks. Once you attempt easy level questions, rush to moderate ones and then hard.
Every second is important for shaping your career. So, never waste a second to get the answer to the difficult question. Just leave that question and move to the next one.
All the best for examination.
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