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.

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.

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

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

The type of questions asked in Reasoning Ability of IBPS Clerk Prelim Exam requires a 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 2017 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.
  • Practicing with mock tests is the key to mastering IBPS Clerk Prelims.

With the above preparation tips, the candidate will get a better understanding on 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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