How To Prepare Reasoning For SBI PO, Best tips to crack the exam!

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The SBI PO Exam is just around the corner with less than one month left for the examination, the candidates must have command over all the sections of the examination. The importance of the SBI Reasoning sections can be understood from the fact that there are a total of 35 questions are asked from reasoning in SBI PO Prelims Exam and 45 questions in the SBI PO Mains Exam.  The examination is tough and a clear idea on preparation tips will be helpful for the candidates. The space below has the details on SBI PO Preparation Tips. If you are preparing for Bank exams then download our free book:  A Complete Book of Data Interpretation and Analysis

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Table Of Contents

SBI PO Reasoning Exam Pattern
SBI PO Reasoning Section Exam Syllabus
Important Topics to be covered for Reasoning
Tips to attempt Reasoning Questions in Less Time
Best Books for Reasoning Section for SBI PO

SBI PO Reasoning-  Exam Pattern

Before the reasoning preparation for SBI PO, we should know the complete exam pattern as it will help us to make a proper strategy for the exam. Hence, below is the exam pattern of Reasoning for both SBI PO Prelims and Mains:
 
 Subject  Maximum Questions Asked   Maximum marks   Allotted Time 
Reasoning (SBI PO Prelims) 35 35 20 Minutes
Reasoning (SBI PO Mains) 45 60 60 Minutes


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SBI PO Reasoning Section Exam Syllabus:

The syllabus will help you to know which topic you have to focus on. Hence below is the SBI PO Reasoning syllabus with a number of expected questions from each topic:
 
Topics Number of Expected Questions
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement
  • Around 3 sets (15 questions) are asked from this topic in Prelims
  • Around 4 to 5 sets (20-25 questions) are asked about this topic in Mains
Syllogism
  • Around 4-5 questions are asked about this topic in prelims
  • In Mains questions based on Reverse Syllogism or new patterns can be asked.
Inequality
  • There are 5 questions asked on this topic in Prelims
  • This is a less likely asked topic in the main
Coding-Decoding
  • Around 3 to 4 questions from a sentence or word coding are asked in the Prelims exam.
  • In main, new pattern-based coding questions are asked
Input-Output
  • In the Main exam around 5 questions are asked about this topic in Mains
  • This topic is generally not asked in Prelims
Data Sufficiency
  • Around 5 to 7 questions are asked in Mains from this topic
  • Data Sufficiency is also asked in prelims
Miscellaneous Problems (Blood Relation, Alphanumeric Series, Order, and Ranking)
  • There are around 8 to 10 questions asked on this topic in Prelim exam
  • In Mains, there are around 3 to 4 questions are asked on this topic
Logical Reasoning
  • Approx. 10 questions are asked from this topic in main exam
  • In Prelims generally, this section is not asked
 

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Important Topics to be covered for Reasoning in SBI PO (Prelims & Mains)

It is necessary to know the important topics for reasoning preparation for banks which we have to focus on and the complete strategy for preparing them. Hence, below are the topics wise important tips and tricks which will help you to prepare for SBI PO (Prelims and Mains):

1. Puzzle and Seating Arrangement:
  • Prepare well with the new types of puzzles of a moderate level.
  • Don’t spend more time on a single puzzle.
  • Always organize the information in the desired structure like a table, circle, or line.
  • Most puzzles are in seating arrangements like linear, circular, triangular, rectangular, and sometimes hexagonal.
  • Use Reasoning Tricks to solve the questions

2. Syllogism:
  • Syllogism will help you to get a score if you are good at it.
  • It is true that syllogism is one of the scoring and easiest topics of the reasoning section.
  • Always try to solve questions from syllogism without pen or paper.
  • Now, the questions are generally asked from reverse syllogism.
  • Also, a few questions are asked from direct syllogism.

3. Inequality:
  • In the prelims phases, the questions are generally asked on direct and coded inequality. You have to understand the symbol’s basic meaning and their priority order like between > and >= or < and <=.
  • Always be clear with neither nor either-or on while practising.

4. Coding-Decoding:
  • Questions can be asked from both old as well as new patterns.
  • You have to learn all the basic rules of the topic before attempting the questions.
  • Practice is the key, practice its questions for better and deep understanding.
  • This topic generally comes under the easy category. Hence, it will be easier to get good marks on this topic.

5. Data Sufficiency:
  • This section can help you to score well in the reasoning section.
  • The levels of questions from this section are moderate.
  • The answers to the question are not definite. We have to find out the most suitable one concerning the condition.
  • The most important thing is the mindful reading of the questions. This will help you to give an accurate answer

6. Logical reasoning:
  • The questions asked from this topic are based on assumptions, a course of action, cause and effect, conclusions, the strength of arguments, interference, etc.
  • It is important to practice Reasoning verbally as much as possible.
  • The questions asked from this topic are always of a moderate level. Hence, it is easy to attempt more questions without wasting time.
  • This section always helps you to get good marks.


Tips to Attempt Reasoning Questions in Less Time:

  • Practice is the key to success hence, always practice from the best books.
  • This is important to pick the right questions. Your grasping ability while reading the question should be efficient. You should always know which question to skip for later and which one to be solved.
  • Always do the easy questions first. This will help to save you time for difficult questions.
  • Don’t be panic. Be easy and calm and do not get nervous as it will make it hard to solve even the easier questions.
  • Time management is most important. Proper time management can help you to score well.
  • Try to solve questions with reasoning tricks as it will help to solve questions faster.
  • Section-wise tests will help you to check your performance. Hence do the section-wise tests.
     

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Best Books for Reasoning Section for SBI PO

Choosing the correct books for preparation also plays an important role. Hence, below are the best books for the preparation of the Reasoning ability of SBI PO (Prelims & Mains):

Best Books for Reasoning

Author/Publication

A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal;

B.S. Sijwali and Indu Sijwali

Analytical Reasoning

MK Pandey

A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning;

R.S. Aggarwal

How to Crack the Test Of Reasoning

Jaikishan and Premkishan

Shortcuts in Reasoning for Competitive Exams

Disha Experts

 

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Is The SBI PO notification out?

No, the notification for SBI PO is yet to be released.

How many questions are asked in SBI PO Preliminary Exam?

A total of 100 questions are asked in SBI PO Preliminary Exam.

What is the weightage of Reasoning Section in SBI PO Exam?

There will be 35 question in the SBI PO Exam form the reasoning sections.

What the best books for SBI PO Reasoning?

The best books for the reasoning sections are mentioned below:

Best Books for Reasoning

Author/Publication

A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal;

B.S. Sijwali and Indu Sijwali

Analytical Reasoning

MK Pandey

A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning;

R.S. Aggarwal

How to Crack Test Of Reasoning

Jaikishan and Premkishan

Shortcuts in Reasoning for Competitive Exams

Disha Experts

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