How To Prepare Reasoning For SBI Clerk

Safalta Academics Published by: Himani Mehra Updated Sat, 01 Oct 2022 01:29 PM IST


Reasoning is an important subject for SBI Clerk Exam. It is scoring if you understand the concepts well. Learn how to prepare for reasoning for SBI Clerk Exam 2022.

As per the official notification released by the State Bank of India on 6th September 2022 , SBI Clerk Prelims 2022 will be conducted in the month of November and SBI Clerk Mains will be conducted in December 2022-January 2023. Resaoning is a important subject for SBI Clerk Exam and SBI Clerk Exam is in itself a big opportunity for those who want to make a career in the banking sector. In order to clear SBI Clerk Exam, candidates must start preparing with complete dedication and must prepare each subject and topics well to be able to score well in the examination. 

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Reasoning is a important section in SBI Clerk Exam. Some candidates find it easy as they have good command over it, while those who do not understand the concepts can end up making a blunder in the exam. Reasoning is a very scoring section in SBI Clerk Exam.

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It is important that candidates understand it well and prepare well for it, as per the syllabus to be able to score good. 

SBI Clerk Reasoning Section Exam Pattern and Syllabus

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam comprises of 35 questions from Reasoning section and the time allotted to complete these questions is 20 minutes. In the Mains Exam a total of 50 questions are asked from Reasoning Section which must be completed within 45 minutes. Hence, Reasoning Section makes up a very important part of the prelims and mains exam.
Exam Stage No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time Allotted
SBI Clerk Prelims 35 35 20 minutes
SBI Clerk Mains 50 60 45 minutes

The topics on which questions are asked in the Reasoning Section of SBI Clerk Exam are as follows:
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Seating Arragement
  • Puzzle
  • Syllogism
  • Blood Relations
  • Input-Output
  • Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
  • Coded Inequalities

How To Prepare Reasoning For SBI Clerk Exam

Candidates can follow the following tips to prepare for SBI Clerk Exam's Reasoning Section:
1. Divide The Topics
Divide the topics from Reasoning Section Syllabus into strong, medium and weak categories, as per how good you are in those topics.

2. Make a Study Plan
Keeping in mind the division of topics, make a study plan, covering all the topics, wherein you give more time to topics in which you are weak.

3. Understand the Concepts
In the Reasoning Section, it is very important that candidates have complete clarity of the underlying concepts of the different topics. Candidates should take guidance and prepare this section well by clearly understanding the topics that are asked in the exam. 

4. Practice
Practice as many questions as possible and understand the logic behind each question. 

5. Solve Previous Year Papers
It is a must for all the candidates to solve all the previous year papers. When you solve them, you will be able to understand the nature of questions that are asked and whether you are able to do them or not.

6. Attempt Mock Tests
Candidates should attempt as many mock tests as possible. It will not only help candidates practice questions, but will also help you understand how to manage your time. As we can see, that in the exam, very less time is given to do a lot of questions and if you want to maximize your score by attempting good number of questions confidently, then you should attempt as many mock tests as possible.

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7. Learn Tricks to Solve the Questions
In order to manage your time well, after clearly understanding all the concepts, candidates should try to learn the tricks to solve questions. This will help candidates save time and will help you attempt more number of questions.

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