The pattern and the selection process in the banking sector are changing every alternate day. The syllabus of competitive bank exams needs to get covered within a certain tenure in accordance with the pattern. The changes in banking competitive exam pattern can be noticed since 2015. The two tiers have been introduced.

**Prelims**

**Mains**

The questions on coding decoding, data sufficiency, inequalities are easier compared to other aspects so these need to be attempted first. Blood relations, input-output, and syllogisms are the next topics the candidate can move on to.

Puzzles become a bit confusing for the candidates who do not practice enough before exams. So this section should be answered at the end. Its best for the candidate not to spend more than 25 minutes.

The main chapters to prepare for Reasoning:

**Coding-decoding**: The basic fundamentals like letter shifting coding will help to score more in the exam.**Inequalities**: Solving at least 150-200 questions from inequalities before the exam will score the candidate 5-7 marks in the exam.**Syllogisms:**Using Venn diagrams makes solving the syllogism problem easier where almost 5 questions are likely to appear in the exam.**Puzzles:**1 puzzle on double line up or scheduling is easy to solve only if the candidate practices more.

Preparation before 15 days of the exam will not be appropriate anymore. With the change in the exam pattern, the questions cannot be ascertained as it was easier for the candidates before.

Usually, the candidates find Quantitative or English tougher so they invest more time in the preparation and they do not focus on the reasoning part thinking it to be easy. But this is not the situation, in reasoning, one need to be reflexive enough to solve the problems in a given time with perfect accuracy.

**The following 3 sutras will help the candidate to do well in Reasoning Ability:**

**To focus on the solution and not the problem:**

Questions from inequality or coding-decoding are quite confusing so if one focuses on those they would not find a solution ever. All the candidate can do is think about the solution and start from the end which makes the problem look simpler.

**To simplify things and think in accordance with the solution:**

The problems from input- output, blood relation, syllogisms, and analogy are somewhat complicated so first thing is to simplify and put it in accordance with the solution.

**To solve puzzles and crosswords regularly which sharpens the mind:**

Puzzles and crosswords are the sections which need concentration and tricks to solve. Here there are puzzles related to scheduling where utmost 1 question is expected for 7 marks or so. Daily practice will make one fetch this marks easily.

**Logical Reasoning** paper is included in the exam syllabus to check the mental ability of the candidates so that they can deal with the real world problems and act in a faster way to find a solution. If one is good at reasoning, 35 seconds is enough to solve each question only one needs to know the exact pattern of realization.

The candidate should be focused on the accuracy as there is negative marking in each of the examination.

Aspirants preparing for Bank exams should focus on this section of Reasoning Ability to excel in the exam. Candidates should also focus on other sections like Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Computer Knowledge and General Awareness to score well in the exam. To get detailed syllabus and exam pattern of various upcoming bank exams stay tuned with **Byjuâ€™s**.