This elaborate module covers the small and the big of non-verbal Reasoning with the topics of Dice, Counting of Figures, Paper Folding, Mirror Images and Embedded and Incomplete Figures. This seemingly complex subject is important for exam aspirants and is covered here in a simplistic form.
This course includes:
Detailed, example-based explanations
Practice Sessions for students to learn with the Educator
Validity of the course is 6 months
What this module offers
Requirements for access
Interested and eligible candidates would be required to purchase the study material in the module in order to get lifetime access to the video lectures.
Description and Course Structure
An important part of the Reasoning paper, non-verbal Reasoning requires the student to be handy with concepts and short-cuts in order to save time on questions because if understood correctly and taught well, this section of the paper proves to be definitively scoring in exams.
The faculty, with an experience of 20 years in hand at the subject, is very thorough with the concept and possible doubts and queries, which he simultaneously resolves in the lectures.
The course module is divided into 7 chapters, which include a deep understanding of the concepts and numerous examples to help the student understand the practical application of the concepts too. Interestingly, each chapter proceeds such that the student is compelled to revise the topics discussed earlier in order to better understand the new concepts.
As entailed further, this module deals with the following chapters of Non-Verbal Reasoning:
2. Counting of Figures
3. Mirror and Water Images
4. Paper Folding
5. Embedded Figures
6. Incomplete Figures
7. Dot Positioning
This is an exhaustive and extensive module designed to completely educate a beginner as well as an experienced aspirant who wishes to improve his/her Reasoning skills. The module runs for approximately 5 hours over the video lectures and students can effectively complete it in 3-4 days.
Why this course
(a) The module is exhaustive and does not leave any chapter or any concept of an underlying topic uncovered; the student shall definitely come out with a complete and better knowledge of the course.
(b) The faculty has an experience of 20 years as a subject expert and hence, he is in complete knowledge of the kinds of questions that any student may have. The video lectures have the nature of a live classroom where students find all their questions answered as it comes to their mind.
(c) Reasoning carries a significant portion of the question paper for SSC, Banking and Railways examinations and this module discusses every topic and exceptional, rare questions in detail in order to thoroughly prepare the student for this subject.
Now, the chapter moves to the second category of questions pertaining to the open dice. The question figure, as Mr Jaiswal explains, is an open or undone dice spread out and to solve it, one needs to learn how to put adjacent and opposite numbers in order so that it makes a correctly numbered closed dice, if folded to a cube. The method of solving subsequent examples and exceptional cases by him makes the seemingly difficult topic much simpler; the video has numerous solved examples for the benefit of the student.
This video in the Dice series is meant completely as a practice session for the student and involves questions explained in detail, from the Closed Dice concept.
This video in the Dice series is meant completely as a practice session for the student and involves questions explained in detail, from the Open Dice concept.
Beginning with a brief explanation of the topic , Mr Jaiswal goes on to tell how to solve the questions for counting the number of squares in a given figure. Mr Jaiswal explains the basics of geometry as well, which need to be kept in mind for this topic and the following topics of rectangles and parallelograms, i.e., all squares are rectangles and all squares are parallelograms but the reverse is not true.
When a student follows the trick keenly with the Educator, it would be a matter of minutes for the student to understand the method and be prompt in solving such questions, by the end of the lecture.
Similar to the previous lecture, this topic under Counting of Figures involves counting the number of rectangles in the question figure; again, this would include counting the number of squares as well as the rectangles but the Educator does explain how to count the rectangles minus the squares, if a question demands so.
Counting Parallelograms is a combined lecture, incorporating the tricks and methods from the square and the rectangle figure videos, since all squares and rectangles are parallelograms. So, the Educator explains this overlapping of concept and details with more examples, which involve grouped figures of both squares and rectangles.
Coming now to figures involving triangles, there is an obvious difference in these questions. Triangles are counting based on the number of base lines in the figure as well as the lines running parallel, in case of multiple triangles.
In this concluding lecture for the Figure Counting module, Mr Jaiswal also takes up questions that involve grouped figures - squares, rectangles, parallelograms, and triangles- and addresses miscellaneous questions and explains them simply, some of which are extensive and advanced from an examination point of view.
One of the most important concepts for the module, the mirror and water image topic is explained in detail and followed by examples. The concept is quite simple: to understand horizontal and vertical reflections of a figure: left comes to the right and the upper end comes to the bottom, respectively, while drawing reflections. The Educator deals with questions involving figures, numbers, alphabets and words and also the exceptions - wherein the reflection remains unchanged in either or both cases.
Paper Folding and Cutting involves visualization in the head, of the given figure but as Mr Jaiswal explains and what becomes clear in the lecture as well: this concept is a piece of cake if the student has thoroughly understood the previous topic of mirror and water images. This topic is difficult in terms of how it may become impossible to follow the multiple folding and unfolding of the paper in more advanced questions but the Educator has designed it quite comprehensively and hence, it becomes easy to learn it. In the lecture, he takes up all possible questions to fully clarify all doubts.
Embedded Figures again requires correct visualization of the required image in the student’s mind to answer the question. As the Educator explains, resizing, re-positioning, adjusting and re-drawing the images is involved in the method to solve these questions. There is no restriction of direction or size, as long as we can locate the same shape and design in any of the options, in order to give a correct answer.
Another extension of the mirror and water image concept, this topic involves correctly locating the vertices in a given figure and understanding, as per requirement, the rotation of the required figure. Basically, symmetry needs to be retained and established so the correct option should be the one which fulfills that purpose and makes an overall proportionate figure.
The practice questions included in the video further enhance the students’ understanding and make the concept crystal clear to them.
A comparatively easier chapter to conclude the module with, dot positioning involves correctly identifying the location of a point or dot in the question figure and then checking from the given options, as to which one situates the dot similarly (within same shapes, irrespective of the size of the shapes). Resized, rotated or completely different figures (as compared to the question figure) may appear as options but the student needs to be clear in identifying the correct location to successfully answer the question.
Mr Shankar Babu Jaiswal has been an esteemed faculty of Reasoning in the circuits of preparation for competitive exams throughout Delhi as well as at online education platforms. With a teaching experience of 16 years, Mr Jaiswal has aided countless aspirants in achieving their career goals in respective fields through government and other entrance examinations.
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