IBPS SO Exam 2018: Reasoning Tips for Exam Preparation

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  • In order to enhance your speed, the candidates should focus more and more on practicing the previous year papers and the model question papers.

  • Devote your time accordingly in order to solve the maximum number of questions within the least possible time

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The IBPS specialist officer (SO) exam will be are conducted by the IBPS for the different post of Officer, Agriculture Field Officer (AFO), Law Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, HR/Personnel Officer, Marketing Officer, Chartered Accountants and Finance Executive, etc. in order to get recruited into different public and private sector banks.

Candidates willing to get their vacancy in it need to look for better preparation and for this, they need to have a clear overview of the syllabus and pattern as well and also follow the recommended tips and tricks to appear for the exam.

Reasoning holds a very critical role in this exam and most of the time candidates tend to fail
in the exam just because of this section. So, here are a few guidelines on preparing for this

IBPS Specialist officer paper mainly includes four major subjects which are:
1. Reasoning paper
2. English
3. Quantitative Aptitude
4. Professional Knowledge

Note:- Rajbhasha Adhikari and Law officer have General Knowledge paper instead of
quantitative aptitude

Tips to Prepare for IBPS Specialist Officer Reasoning Section
IBPS Specialist officer prelims paper CWE is mainly an objective type of paper. For this, the candidates need to strategically plan. Candidates can start with preparing themselves by making study notes for the SO exam or by collecting the previous year question paper for specialist officer exams, as well.

Specialist Officer Reasoning Preparation
Most of the competitive exam nowadays consists of the reasoning section and thus, this question as considered as one of the major parts for the same. Candidates need to focus on IBPS SO reasoning preparation tips as there will be a total of 50 questions out of the 125 total questions. Reasoning test of IBPS SO is mainly based on the problems related to mental ability and analytical solving skills. This section tends to be a scoring one if you are aware of all the concepts and tricks.

Related Topics for Reasoning

Logical Reasoning: Very Important  
Data Sufficiency: Very Important  
Syllogism: Very Important  
Input-Output: Very Important  

Coding-Decoding: Very Important  
Analogy: Important
Blood Relation: Very Important  
Puzzle Test: Very Important 
Direction Sense: Important 
Logical Venn Diagrams: Important
Alphabet Numeric Sequence Test: Very Important 
Eligibility Test: Very Important 
Arrangements-Linear, Circular: Very Important  
Non Verbal Reasoning: Very Important

Tips to Prepare for Exam
Mental Alertness
Mental alertness and logical skill is one of the most required things to solve the reasoning section of IBPS Specialist Officers Exam as these are the essential requisite for solving such reasoning questions. The candidates should also try to solve these questions logically. For enhancing your mental alertness, the candidates should practice these questions, Online tests, hold group discussion of different topics with friends and other competitors and try solving large number of quizzes and puzzles.

Understanding the Concept
In order to solve the reasoning section problems, holding a proper understanding of each and every concept of the reasoning section is very important for the candidates preparing for the examination. Also, candidates need to understand the nature of the question first. This can be done from the previous year question paper and other study materials.

Time Management Skills
The exam will be a time bound, so one needs to stay focused on remaining within their timeline. Candidates need to develop their skills of time management and be able to solve the questions in a speedy manner. Devote your time accordingly in order to solve maximum number of questions within the least possible time.

Practice, Practice, Practice
In order to enhance your speed, the candidates should focus more and more on practicing
the previous year papers and the model question papers. This turns out to be very helpful for
scoring well in the exam. Also, don’t forget to take the online mock tests for better practice.
All the best!

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