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SBI PO Reasoning section can be prepared by developing an in-depth understanding of logics and regular practice. The more you practice, the better clarity of logics will be built in your muscle memory.
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If you haven’t checked out the meticulous syllabi for SBI PO Reasoning section, this is the time to check out the details and best preparation tips for prelims exam. Reasoning section tests candidates’ analytical and logical skills. It does not generally tests the conceptual or theoretical knowledge.
These are the chapters for Reasoning Section from the exam point of view:
|Verbal Reasoning Test||Analytical Reasoning Test|
|Number Series, Coding Decoding, Input Output, Blood Relations, Direction Sense Test, Sitting Arrangements, Arithmetical Reasoning, Number, Ranking and Time Sequence Test, Syllogism, Puzzle Test, Inequalities.||Statement and Conclusions, Statement & Arguments, Statement & Assumptions, Cause and Effect, Courses of Action.|
It is not a time consuming section, if the practice is done nicely. Logical Reasoning is one of those sections where you stand to score more with continuous practice of quality questions rather than the reading rules and regulations. Pick up the question for solving only before understanding it.
Analyze and find out your strong topics, weak topics and the moderate ones. Polish your strong areas and put your all efforts in practicing your weak sections. You can also check your practice status by giving the sectional tests.
Start your SBI PO Mains Exam from the easy and scoring questions. The most important questions from this section are on the topics such as follows:
These are generally easy but time consuming. You can easily make this topic your quickest and easiest one by practicing regularly.
A arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearrnges them following a particular rule in each step.
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There may be 1 puzzle of 5 questions based on: Double Lineup OR Scheduling. Questions asked are always mixed up of several other topics such as seating arrangement, direction, blood relation, etc.
Most people get frightened by the length of the question and then they don’t attempt it. Actually, they are relatively easy, so don’t be afraid of making an effort for them. Once you get the puzzle, it is easy to fetch 5-6 questions in one go. Try at least 10-15 different sets of each type of Puzzle. Make sure, you attempt the Puzzle section at the end and before solving the puzzle, read the based questions first and then solve the puzzles.
Replace the question mark with valid answer?
Around 3 to 5 questions are asked on Data Sufficiency topic. Try these problems from a wide range of chapters including Directions & Distances, Ordering & Ranking, Blood Relations, Coding & Decoding in bogus language etc. These are generally easy and scoring but Blood Relation problems may be tricky. Once you get the trick, you have fetched the marks in your pocket! So, practice each kind of question nicely.
The data sufficiency problem consists of a question and two statements, labeled (1) and (2), in which certain data are given. You have to decide whether the data given in the statements are sufficient for answering the question. Using the data given in the statements, plus your knowledge of mathematics and everyday facts (such as the number of days in a leap year or the meaning of the word counterclockwise), you must indicate whether -
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Practice 20 questions each of- number based, letter based, GK based and meaning based analogies. GK based and Meaning based analogies are extremely quick to solve but can be very unpredictable. And this is where you can try your luck!
In each of the following questions find out the alternative which will replace the question mark.
They are designed to check your cognitive skills. They might appear long and complicated however they are terribly simple to solve. To decide whether you should solve the problem is to find out which type of problem is it:
Usually these questions are easy and direct. There may come a comprehension of 2-3 questions. Practice 10 comprehensions of these type including those that test you on counting from the back as well as overlapping counts from the front and back.
It is challenging to find out the one best book for preparation. Here we have enlisted some books, aspirants can go through the following table for the best recommended books for SBI PO 2019 Reasoning Section:
|Preparation Books for SBI PO Reasoning||Name of Author||ISBN Number|
|Modern Approach To Non-Verbal Reasoning||R.S. Aggarwal||8121905532|
|Bank PO Reasoning||Arihant Expert||-|
|SBI Probationary Officers (PO) Preliminary Examination Book||S. Sambasivan Dr. D.Antony Xavier||9385078291|
|A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning||R S Aggarwal||935253574X|
|Kiran's Tricky Approach to Competitive Reasoning Verbal & Non Verbal||Pratiyogita Kiran & KICX Think Tank of Kiran Prakashan||-|
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