SSC JE Exam will be conducted in multiple shifts from March 1, 2017, to March 4, 2017. There are 2 papers in SSC JE Exam- Paper I (Objective Test) and Paper II (Conventional Test). The sections of General Intelligence and Reasoning carry 50 marks. The total time allotted to finish Paper-I is 2 hours.
GI (General Intelligence) & Reasoning section in the SSC JE Exam is a very intriguing one. Reasoning mildly can turn out to be your golden goose. You can either score heavily or waste a lot of time and still scoreless. This section rewards your hard work and training. The more you prepare, the better you score. You have just 15 days left to prepare for the SSC JE Exam 2017. But do not worry. You have come at the right place. For all those pestered with questions in the GI & Reasoning section of SSC JE and how to prepare for it, need to relax down a bit and read this article.
However, you still need to know what to do differently in these last few days before SSC JE Exam. To master this section of the SSC JE exam, a few core skills need to be developed. These include a combination of accuracy and speed, the ability to do simple/ complex calculations under pressure and the ability to use logics while solving GI & Reasoning questions. Let us see the master strategy, carefully crafted, to help you get that perfect score in the GI & Reasoning section of SSC JE Exam.
Reasoning and General intelligence section consist of 50 questions of 1 mark each. A maximum number of question came from series & visual reasoning which were calculative in nature. Here are some topics and number of questions asked in SSC exams for General Intelligence and Reasoning section.
|Topics||Expected Number of Questions||Marks|
|Odd one out||6||6|
|Math based questions||7||7|
Thinking skills give you the abilities to solve problems, make use of strategy to address them. Always try new things time to time. New mind games like Sudoku, puzzles, make new hobbies, etc. this will sharp your brain and give the ability to act fast. Exercise on a regular basis will also effect on your memory and thinking. Read and write something on new topics also improving your critical thinking. Play games that require reasoning skills like Chess and checkers.
The Syllabus for General Intelligence & Reasoning would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test may include questions on-
|Analogies||Similarities||Differences||Space Visualization||Problem Solving|
|Analysis||Judgement||Decision Making||Visual Memory||Discrimination|
|Observation||Relationship Concepts||Arithmetical Reasoning||Verbal and Figure Classification||Arithmetical Number Series|
The test will also include questions designed to test the candidate ‘s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationships, arithmetical computations and other analytical functions.
7. You should be familiar with sequence and number positions of alphabets from A to Z.
Important Topics in SSC JE GI & Reasoning-
One of the most important topics asked in this section SSC JE GI & Reasoning section. Analogy questions are based on comparisons. You will be given some pairs and you have to find out the similar pair to the given pair. Here are the basic concepts you should know to solve these questions. For example:
Example 1: Completing Analog Pair
Oasis: Sand:: Island:?
a) River b) Sea c) Water d) Waves
Here, the first pair is ⇒ “Oasis: Sand” and the second pair is “Island:?”. And, “∷” sign means first pair and second pair share similar relationship. 'Oasis' is a mass of water amidst ‘Sand’ similarly ‘Island’ is a mass of land amidst ‘water’. Note: It’d be Island: Sea had the first pair been Oasis: Desert. We’re given the name of thing desert is made of i.e. Sand. So, we’ll use the name of thing Sea is made of i.e. Water.
Example 2: Simple Analogy
Sweet is to Chocolate as Book is to...?
a) Dictionary b) Library c) Encyclopedia d) Atlas
Here, Chocolate can be sweet or bitter but ‘Sweet’ is the enlarged form of chocolate. Similarly, ‘Encyclopedia’ is an enlarged form of a ‘book’.
A statement is a group of words arranged to form a meaningful sentence. A conclusion is a judgment or decision reached after consideration about the given statement.
This topic is considered one of the important topics in SSC reasoning. There are following type of questions in this topic.
You can easily score in these questions. you just need to learn alphabetical order & also its reverse order. This will help you to save time in solving these types of questions of SSC JE. For Example-
If COURSE is coded in FRXUVH how is RACE is coded in that code.
In this given word, each letter is moved three letters forward so R will be coded as U, A as D, C as F, E as H.
R O P E C H A I
6 8 2 1 7 3 4 5
In arrangement question, you can verify the answer by applying the "conditions" given in the question to your arrangement. This includes blood- relation, arrangements (circular, line, building, etc.). Here are some basic rules of Direction questions.
Note: These questions in SSC JE are the most time-consuming. So, if you stuck in these questions then leave and proceed further.
Count the number of squares in the given figure
A good book is a success in every exam. If you want to crack SSC JE Exam, buy books according to syllabus and written by a good writer. These books will help you in SSC JE preparation. But don’t forget to check the SSC JE syllabus.
|SSC JE GI & Reasoning Books||Name of Author||ISBN Number|
|SSC Reasoning (General Intelligence and Reasoning)||V S Srivastava||9385971123|
|SSC Speed Tests General Intelligence & Reasoning||NA||9383186291|
|Chapter-wise Solved Papers SSC Staff Selection Commission – Reasoning||Arihant Experts||9385929925|
|A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning||R.S. Aggarwal||8121905516|
|A New Approach to REASONING Verbal & Non-Verbal||B.S. Sijwalii & Indu Sijwali||9351765105|
|How to Crack Test of Reasoning- REVISED EDITION||Jaikishan & Prem Kishan||9385929348|
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.