How To Prepare For Reasoning Ability In SBI PO 2018

By Sashikanth

With the release of SBI Probationary Officers notification for around 2000 vacancies, the road is now clear for the aspirants who want to begin their journey as a PO. The largest bank in the country released the recruitment notification in the last month and the online registrations will be accepted until May 13, 2018.

The most awaited recruitment notification selects the candidates based on the preliminary exam, main exam, a GD and an interview. The preliminary exam will be conducted in the first week of July; however, the main exam is scheduled in August. Aspirants who have not yet applied and are still looking for details are advised to visit our exclusive article "All You Need To Know Before Applying SBI PO 2018."

Tips For Reasoning Ability In SBI PO

Aspirants should be familiar with the SBI PO exam pattern for both the preliminary and main examinations. Out of the three sections in the preliminary exam, the reasoning ability is not only important but also a scoring section. As the competition for SBI PO is huge, one has to know all the tricks to stand out. We are bringing the tips and tricks to prepare for the reasoning ability in SBI PO 2018.

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Start Learning With The Basics
Be it competitive or entrance examinations, we always start our preparations by mastering the basics. This is because aspirants who are good at the basics can solve the questions based on the elimination process. However, the candidates whose basic concepts aren't strong lack confidence.

The questions in the reasoning ability section require a lot of analytical skills besides critical thinking. By mastering the basic concepts, one can understand the question well and answer them within no time. 

Know What To Learn And Practise
The competitive exam is not any academic entrance examination. Though the organising body releases the syllabus, many times they have crossed the boundaries. And there is no exception for the reasoning ability section. Starting from syllabus to question format, know everything about the sections in the exam, specifically the reasoning ability. Based on the syllabus, one should start practising for the exam.

Prelims Preparation Along With Mains
After taking the preliminary exam, the qualified candidates will not be left with enough time for the main exam preparations. Hence, we suggest aspirants prepare for both the exams parallelly. Compared to other sections, the reasoning ability is important in both preliminary and main exams. However, it is associated with the computer aptitude in the main examination.

While preparing for the preliminary exam, aspirants are advised to start attempting the questions that are designed for the main examination. This not only makes you familiar with the main examination but also increases your confidence levels in the reasoning section. However, this strategy can be applied only to the reasoning ability and English sections.

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Practise With Time
The reasoning ability section will definitely bring you success only when you are acquainted with the types of questions, which is possible only with practise. As we said above, this section always tests the candidate on critical thinking, which can be gained through efficient practise. The aspirants are advised to stick to the time while practising, which will make them strong contenders.

SBI PO Important Topics
The SBI PO reasoning ability section consists of more than ten topics. However, coding & decoding, inequalities, syllogisms, seating arrangements and puzzles are the most important topics.
With less than a minute, a candidate can answer the questions. Hence, we call them scoring topics. Some of the scoring topics are the analogy, ranking and binary logic. While coming to the tricky topics, there are a few topics which act like a trap due to the time factor. The tricky topic in the reasoning ability are the blood relations, directions and distances.

Also Read: How To Kick-start SBI PO 2018 Preparations

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