Key Topics To Cover In Reasoning

This section contains 60 questions and it is one of the most scoring sections in the exam. If you have good command over this section, you can score 30-32 questions in just 30 minutes. All you need to do is attempt the questions with good accuracy. The level of this section is expected to be of moderate difficult.

The reasoning section tests your analytical and logical reasoning skills i.e. your ability to interpret data and information given in the form of puzzles, brain teasers or clues and sort it to arrive at a meaningful outcome. It does not generally test conceptual or theoretical knowledge (apart from one or two areas) but requires a lot of practice of different question types. Ideally you should not give more than 45 minutes for this section.

There is only one rule to score good marks in Logical Reasoning is Practice. The more you Practice the less you'll waste your time in Exam and the bright will be the chances to score good marks.

Key topics to cover

  1. Syllogistic reasoning
  2. Relationship Concepts
  3. Statement conclusion
  4. Seating Arrangement
  5. Analogies Space Visualization
  6. Similarities and Differences
  7. Decision Making
  8. Problem-Solving
  9. Arithmetical Number Series
  10. Differences
  11. Arithmetical Reasoning
  12. Analysis
  13. Judgement
  14. Visual memory
  15. Observation
  16. Discrimination
  17. Verbal and Figure Classification
  18. Non-verbal series
  19. Coding Decoding

Reasoning Ability Exam Analysis of RBI Grade B Prelims Exam 2018

Level of section: Moderate

Topic-wise break up of questions asked

Name of the Topic Number of Questions Asked
Puzzles & Seating Arrangement 25 Questions
Input - Output 5 Questions
Syllogism 6 Questions
Data Sufficiency 5 Questions
Logical Reasoning 6 Questions
Direction Sense 4 Questions
Blood Relation 3 Questions

Puzzles & Seating Arrangement- 4 sets from puzzles and seating arrangement topic were asked, which are as following - Double Row Linear Seating Arrangement: Persons were facing North and South directions. Month based puzzle - 2 days of one month were given. The question was based on 10 persons, 5 months and 10 occupations. Age-Based Puzzle: In this, students were required to arrange the persons in terms of their age.

Syllogism - Questions were direct and easily doable. Old pattern syllogism questions were asked.

Input-output - The level of Input-output topic was of Moderate level. The questions were slightly tricky but doable.

Data Sufficiency - The questions were based on different topics of Reasoning section.

Logical Reasoning- 6 questions were asked from topics of logical reasoning which are, (statement and assumptions, course of action etc.)

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