Reasoning in IBPS RRB 2018 | Tips and Strategies


The IBPS has conducted the preliminary stage of the IBPS RRB 2018 exam with its mains exam to be held in November. It is expected that the candidates are preparing hard for it as it is only a week away. Like always, there will be numerous sections for different posts. Reasoning will be one of them carrying 50 marks and consist of 40 questions. We are providing in this article some preparatory ideas for the same to make the process of learning simple at this crucial stage. Read below to know how you should approach reasoning in IBPS RRB 2018

How to Prepare for Reasoning in IBPS RRB 2018

This section constitutes 25% of the total marks, so it is important for candidates to focus well on specific topics to improve the chances of selection. This makes it quite important for IBPS RRB 2018

The concept of syllogisms must be thoroughly learned in that Venn diagram-based questions are consistently asked.

Circle and line based arrangement puzzles are frequently asked. Flexibility should be the key strength of your brain in order to solve these.

Data sufficiency is another topic where questions are based on a short passage. This requires a good amount of attention and thus may take time. Avoid if it does.

For Direction and distance based questions, apply the basic formulae of trigonometry and Pythagoras theorem to make sure such problems are solved in a jiffy.

Arrangement and pattern-based questions test your basic aptitude related to Maths and English and the ethics associated with such subjects.

Problems on blood relations require an understanding of interconnections within a family in terms of hierarchy and thus judges your problem-solving abilities.

Coded Inequalities assesses your mathematical flexibility and the speed at which you can decode complex alphabetical codes. Thorough and regular practice will make you a master of this type of problems.

Lastly, mock tests having a wide variety of combinations of all the above types are very important if you are desperately aiming for this section.

Good Luck!

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