Reasoning Ability For IBPS Clerk Prelims

This section contains 35 questions in the IBPS Clerk Prelims and the candidate is tested from the many topics that are covered in the Reasoning Ability section. Some of the topics under this section test the candidate skill for accuracy, speed and calculation through different types of logical reasoning problems.

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The questions in these sections are designed in such a way that any misunderstanding of the situation given can make the question a very time- consuming one in the IBPS Clerk Prelim Exam. The questions are based on Directions, Number, Classifications, etc.

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The IBPS Clerk prelims comprise of 35 questions and the section is of 35 marks. Candidates get 20 minutes to answer the questions in the this particular section. There are certain topics which are asked in this section almost every year.

The table below shows the topics and their questions weightage.

Prelims Topics Of Reasoning Ability Expected No. of Questions
Seating Arrangement 3-10
Mathematical Inequalities 2-5
Family Members 2-5
Coding and decoding 3-5
Patterns and arrangement 0-3
Distance and directions 1-2
Number Series 0-5
Ranking or ordering 1-2
Analogy 0-2
Scheduling 0-5
Syllogism 2-5

The syllabus for all the bank exams is almost the same and there are minor changes in the few bank exam syllabus. Candidates who are willing to apply for any other exam, other than IBPS Clerk can visit the bank exam syllabus page for the detailed section-wise syllabus.

The reasoning section is one of the most time-taking sections in the IBPS clerk exam. Candidates need to practise the most for this section to understand the tricks to solve this section quickly. There are mostly puzzles in this section and if a candidate manages to solve one puzzle within 2-3 minutes, he shall be able to answer close to 5 questions within this time.

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When the candidate is appearing for the IBPS Clerk Prelim Exam the primary focus for Reasoning Section should be accuracy and so the candidate should start this section by solving easy topics of this section such as:

  • Series completion
  • Direction sense test
  • Ranking
  • Family members
  • Patterns and arrangements

Candidates are suggested to solve mock tests and question papers on a regular basis as this will help them understand the type of questions asked in the reasoning ability section. It shall also be useful in analysing your performance and apprehending the level of the exam.

Given below are two links that shall prove to be helpful for the candidates:

  1. IBPS Clerk Mock Test
  2. IBPS Clerk Previous Year Question Paper

The type of questions asked in Reasoning Ability of IBPS Clerk Prelim Exam requires careful reading and noting down the details as they are mentioned because any missed content of the question will create an issue in solving it. Some of the examples are given to give the candidate a glimpse of the type and difficulty level of Reasoning Ability Questions in the IBPS Clerk Prelim Exam.

While preparing and attempting the paper of IBPS Clerk Prelim 2020 the candidate is advised to:

  • To strengthen the base of the Reasoning Skills.
  • As mentioned earlier the candidate should not waste much time on a topic
  • The IBPS Clerk Prelim scores are equally dependent on accuracy and speed.
  • For solving Reasoning Ability questions the candidate should have the shortcut and formula tricks learnt by heart.
  • Practising with mock tests is the key to mastering IBPS Clerk Prelims.

Candidates must make sure that they refer to the best study material and books while preparing for the IBPS Clerk reasoning ability section.

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With the above preparation tips, the candidate will get a better understanding of how the topics for the Reasoning Ability section should be prepared. This section can be a really time-consuming section if not attended carefully. Hence the candidates should practice well by taking frequent mock test and practising previous years questions papers which will help the candidate to understand the pattern of this section.

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