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In the RBI Exam (Prelims) the reasoning section consist of 60 questions. Hence, it is extremely crucial to practice and attempt it very carefully. Reasoning questions can be complicated and hence, will require a lot of practice to score well. In this article, we will be discussing how to prepare and attempt RBI Reasoning Questions for RBI Exams 2020. 

This section mostly consists of Puzzles and sitting arrangements. The puzzles can be Circular Arrangement, Linear arrangement, floor-based puzzle, a tabular puzzle with two or three or even four variables, puzzles combined with blood relation or Direction sense, Square/Rectangle sitting arrangement.

So in the upcoming RBI Exam, make Reasoning your main weapon for getting a high score. First, understand the Syllabus to get a clear picture of the exam,

RBI Reasoning Syllabus 

The RBI Reasoning Syllabus topics are available below,

  1. Syllogistic reasoning
  2. Relationship Concepts
  3. Statement conclusion
  4. Seating Arrangement
  5. Analogies Space Visualization
  6. Similarities and Differences
  7. Decision Making
  8. Problem-Solving
  9. Arithmetical Number Series
  10. Differences
  11. Arithmetical Reasoning
  12. Analysis
  13. Judgment
  14. Visual memory
  15. Observation
  16. Discrimination
  17. Verbal and Figure Classification
  18. Non-verbal series
  19. Coding-Decoding

RBI Reasoning Questions & Preparation Tips: Topicwise

Have a look at some of the tips and tricks curated by our experts to score well in the RBI Reasoning section,

  1. Syllogistic reasoning
  • Syllogisms are also known as deductive reasoning tests and are designed to test your logical reasoning abilities.
  • Use Venn diagrams to solve questions of this type.
  • Venn diagrams help you form simple relations between the different statements mentioned in the question to result in a valid conclusion of the syllogism.
  • Syllogisms can have 70-80% accuracy. This means if you attempt 5 questions, you will get around 3-4 right (on an average).
  • Aim for the above accuracy.
  • Practice 3-4 syllogisms every day.
  1. Relationship Concepts
  • They are designed to check your cognitive skills.
  • They might appear long and complicated however they are terribly simple to solve.
  • To decide whether you should solve the problem is to find out which type of problem is it:
    • Single person Blood relation.
    • Mixed blood relation.
    • Coded blood relation.
  • If it is a single person blood relation problem, then go ahead and solve it.
  • They take less time and have higher (90%+) accuracy.
  • For single person blood relation break, the sentence at is/was/as and resolve it from the last point to is/was/as to get the solution.
  • Use diagrammatic representation to solve it.
  1. Statement conclusion
  • In this type of questions, ambiguity kicks in.
  • There is no definite right or wrong answer since it depends on the thought process of the candidate.
  • Only answer it, if you are 100% sure or the question is really easy.
  • Spend no more than 2-3 minutes combined on this topic.
  1. Seating Arrangement and Directions:
  • It is really easy to figure out from the previous paper’s analysis that questions from Sitting arrangement (Liner, Circular) and Directions constitute a major chunk of the reasoning section. This is unlikely to change for this year’s paper too.
  • The 3 topics mentioned above will carry up to 35-40 marks, making it the WOW topic for this section.
  • The best part about Sitting arrangement questions is they are clubbed together. This means they are asked as a set of 3-5 questions based on one case.
  •  So, if you manage to get the initial arrangement correct, you can attempt all questions for that case with 100% accuracy and in a total time of 3-4 minutes.
  • Beware, if you do not practice for these types of questions, you will end up spending 10-15 minutes and still get an incorrect answer. This will not only cost you marks but will also result in poor time management for the other parts of the paper.
  • So the mantra here would be practice, practice, and practice.
  • Start by going through the basic concepts of sitting arrangement (try permutation and combination topic from 12th standard NCERT book).
  • Solve 2 questions of sitting arrangement and 1 question of direction daily for the next 3 months. This will increase your speed, your visualizing capabilities and moreover you will be prepared for the toughest level of Sitting arrangement questions by the time of your exam.

RBI Reasoning Questions Study Plan.

  1. Do not try to study everything because if you try and study everything you will end up cramming your schedule and ultimately risk being underprepared.
  2. Accuracy and Speed are the keys to scoring maximum in this section.
  3. Give  1 hour daily for Reasoning preparation.
  4. For the next 2-3 days, go through basic concepts and solved questions for the topics stated above.
  5. Then take up each topic for 3 days and solve maximum questions possible on that topic.
  6. While doing the above exercise, solve at least 50 questions every day.
  7. Start giving Mock Tests. Identify topics you are weak in and again attempt those topics.
  8. Mock Tests will also help you prepare a timing strategy.
  9. Talk to experts about those topics and get your doubts solved.

RBI Reasoning Questions 

Aspirants can view the sample questions here and if want to get all the questions you can get them in the linked article.

In the below questions, the relationship between different elements is shown in the statements. Each statement is followed by two conclusions. Give an answer

(a) if the only conclusion, I is true.

(b) if only conclusion II is true.

(c) if either conclusion I or II is true.

(d) if neither conclusion I nor II is true.

(e) if both conclusions I and II are true.

Question 1

Statements : S > J < U; J > R

Conclusions :

  1. R < S
  2. U > R

Answer: a) the only conclusion I is true.

Reason :

These types of questions are simple and easy to solve.

S > J < U …. (1)

J > R …. (2)

The first conclusion is R < S. From I and II we have,

S > J > R = S > R or R < S is true

The second conclusion is U > R. From I and II we have,

R < J > U. So U > R is not true.

Hence conclusion I is true.

Question 2

Statements : W > G = N < K >Y

Conclusions :

  1. Y < G
  2. G < K

Answer: b) only conclusion II is true.

Reason :

Conclusion I is Y < G, from the statement we can say

G < K > Y so not true. (Since G = N, G should also be < K)

Conclusion II is G < K,

From G = N < K, we can say G < K which is true.

Question 3

Statements : A > J >= K = S > L

Conclusions :

  1. J > L
  2. K < A

Answer: e) both conclusions I and II are true.

Reason :

Conclusion I is J > L. From the statements J > = S > L, So J > L is true.

Conclusion II is K < A. From the statements, we can say A > K which is also true.

 

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