Tips and Tricks to crack Reasoning
In RBI Grade B Phase 1 this section will consist of 60 questions so it becomes very important to practice and attempt this section very carefully. Reasoning questions can be complicated and require a lot of practice to score well. This section mostly consists of Puzzles and sitting arrangement. The puzzles can be Circular Arrangement, Linear arrangement, floor based puzzle, a tabular puzzle with two or three or even four variables, puzzles combined with blood relation or Direction sense, Square/Rectangle sitting arrangement. So in Upcoming RBI Exam, make Reasoning your main weapon for getting a high score.
Table - Exam Pattern of RBI Grade B Phase 1 Exam
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Syllogisms are also known as deductive reasoning tests and are designed to test your logical reasoning abilities.
Use Venn diagrams to solve questions of this type.
Venn diagrams help you form simple relations between the different statements mentioned in the question to result in a valid conclusion of the syllogism.
Syllogisms can have 70-80% accuracy. This means if you attempt 5 questions, you will get around 3-4 right (on an average).
Aim for the above accuracy.
Practice 3-4 syllogisms everyday
They are designed to check your cognitive skills.
They might appear long and complicated however they are terribly simple to solve.
To decide whether you should solve the problem is to find out which type of problem is it:
If it is a single person blood relation problem, then go ahead and solve it.
They take less time and have higher (90%+) accuracy.
- - Single person Blood relation.
- - Mixed blood relation.
- - Coded blood relation.
- is/was/as and resolve it from last point to is/was/as to get the solution.
For single person blood relation break the sentence at
Use diagrammatic representation to solve it.
In this type of questions ambiguity kicks in.
There is no definite right or wrong answer, since it depends on the thought process of the candidate.
Only answer it, if you are 100% sure or the question is really easy.
Spend no more than 2-3 minutes combined on this topic.
Seating Arrangement and Directions
It is easy to figure out from previous paper’s analysis that questions from Sitting arrangement (Liner, Circular) and Directions constitute a major chunk of reasoning section. This is unlikely to change for this year’s paper too.
The 3 topics mentioned above will carry up to 35-40 marks, making it the WOW topic for this section.
The best part about Sitting arrangement questions is they are clubbed together. This means they are asked as set of 3-5 questions based on one case.
So, if you manage to get the initial arrangement correct, you can attempt all questions for that case with 100% accuracy and in a total time of 3-4 minutes.
Beware, if you do not practice for these types of questions, you will end up spending 10-15 minutes and still get an incorrect answer. This will not only cost you marks but will also result in poor time management for the other parts of the paper.
- (PSP) Plan, Study and practice.
So the mantra here would be
- Start by going through the basic concepts of sitting arrangement (try permutation and combination topic from 12th standard NCERT book).
Solve 2 questions of sitting arrangement and 1 question of direction daily for the next 3 months. This will increase your speed, your visualizing capabilities and moreover you will be prepared for the toughest level of Sitting arrangement questions by the time of your exam.
Accuracy and Speed are the keys for scoring maximum in this section.
Give 1 hour daily for Reasoning preparation.
Go through basic concepts and questions for topics stated above.
Then take up each topic for 3 days and solve maximum questions possible on that topic.
While doing the above exercise, solve at least 50 questions everyday.
Start giving Mock Tests. Identify topics you are weak in and again attempt those topics.
Mock Tests will also help you prepare a timing strategy.
Talk to experts about those topics and get your doubts solved.
Follow PSP and have Trust in Yourself