How to Prepare for Reasoning Ability for SBI Clerk Prelims

How to Prepare for Reasoning Ability for SBI Clerk Prelims

How to Prepare for Reasoning Ability for SBI Clerk Prelims: Following our exam strategy for SBI Junior Associate Examination, let us focus on preparing for Reasoning Ability Section for SBI Clerk Prelims 2016. In this article, we will be sharing SBI Clerk Preparation Tips, Exam Strategy, Topic-Wise Exam Preparation and tips on How to Prepare for Reasoning Ability for the upcoming SBI JA JAA Examination.

SBI Clerk Prelims – How to Prepare for Reasoning Ability?

This year, the State Bank of India has introduced some major changes in SBI Clerk Recruitment Process. The biggest change is SBI Junior Associate Pattern is the introduction of Prelims and Mains Examination, which was previously a single recruitment examination. Also, SBI Clerk Prelims is only qualifying in nature but this, in no way, undermines the importance of scoring big in SBI Junior Associate Prelims 2016.

In this article, we will only focus on Preparation Tips and How to Prepare for Reasoning Ability for SBI Junior Associate Prelims..

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Let us get to know about the exam pattern and number of questions expected from each topic

Exam Pattern for JA JAA Prelims

There will be 100 questions of 1 mark each, making the total marks to be 100. There will be 3 sections – English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability.

 Name of the Section  Questions  Marks
 English Language  30  30
 Numerical Ability  35  35
 Reasoning Ability  35  35
 Total  100  100

The total time allotted will be 60 minutes and there will be 0.25 mark negative marking for each incorrect answer. Sectional and Overall Cutoff will also be there.

Expected Number of Questions for SBI Clerk Prelims

Following the previous exam pattern of SBI Clerk Examination, we can deduce the following inferences which point out to these figures.

 Name of the Topic  Questions (Expected)  Level of Difficulty 
 Arrangement & Pattern 5 Average
 Coding & Decoding  5 Easy to Average
 Puzzles  5  Average to Hard
 Syllogisms  5  Easy to Average
 Seating Arrangement  5  Average
 Misc  10  —

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The level of difficulty may vary by a little margin, as this is the first time anyone would attempt SBI Clerk Prelims Examination. To score better in Reasoning Ability Section of SBI Clerk Prelims, here are some useful preparation tips from each topic.


How to Prepare for Syllogism Questions

Questions based on syllogism are totally based upon Logic. Period. To ensure a better score in this section, you can use the following techniques.

  • Venn Diagrams are the best and the quickest way to solve such type of questions easily. However, sometimes a questions can have a lot of Venn diagrams.
  • In this case, one should draw the easiest figure in order to solve the question in the minimum amount of time.
  • Practice as much as you can to understand the various types of Syllogism Questions.


How to Prepare for Seating Arrangement Questions

Questions on Seating Arrangement involve Arrangement of Persons in a circular table, rectangular table or a line with some given conditions.

In order to such type of questions, the best strategy is to develop a rough pictorial diagram. Once the diagram is complete, questions that follow can be answered easily. Usually, the difficulty level of questions is slightly above average. Hence, practice a lot before you attempt SBI Clerk Prelims. 


How to Prepare for Direction Sense Questions

Questions on direction sense consist of a sort of direction puzzle, leading through twists and turns, to a destination. 

A successive follow-up of directions is formulated and one is required to determine the final direction and/or the distance between two points. This test is meant to judge one’s ability to trace and follow the path and sense the direction correctly.

Such questions can easily be solved by plotting and drawing a rough sketch of the points and paths according to the directions mentioned in the question.


How to Prepare for Puzzles Questions

Questions on Puzzle are intentionally designed to stimulate the brain into devising solution, one would be given a series of interlinked information or data and would be expected to have the ability to analyze the data in order to reach certain conclusions.

The trick is to make a relevant tabular structure for using the clues seamlessly, perceive what indirect clues are being stated in order to use them correctly and convert  clues written in language form into visual clues so that you do not need to read the text again and again.


How to Prepare for Coding Decoding Questions

Questions on coding decoding are very easy to solve. Coding is a process of conversion of original word or sentence or collection of character into some other form by following certain logic or rule. The resultant is known as Code.

In order to solve such questions you just have to find the logic or rule that is being followed by comparing the given words/ sentences/ characters. There are a number of variations in Coding Decoding Questions. So, it is next to impossible to solve questions based on them without proper practice. 


How to Prepare for Blood Relation Questions

Questions on blood relationships are very common in bank exams. In such type of questions, a roundabout description is given in the form of certain small relationships and direct relationship between the persons concerned is to be deciphered.

Questions based on blood relation may appear confusing but it is easier to answer if one breaks the questions into parts and analyze it with the help of a diagram.

Conclusion: Please keep in mind that these preparation tips will only prove beneficial if you stay consistent with your practice.

Make sure you keep revising on a regular basis, follow proper study timetable and analyze your performance regularly.

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