In this article you will get RBI Grade B Reasoning Section Pattern. RBI Grade B Reasoning Section Syllabus. Topic Wise Preparation Tips for Reasoning Section of RBI Grade B. Study Plan for Reasoning Section of RBI Grade B Exam.
To help you prepare the best, we have started a series of articles on RBI Grade B Exam preparation. In this series we will tell you the pattern/syllabus, study plan and preparation tips of individual sections viz,
- Quantitative Aptitude
How to prepare for RBI Grade B Reasoning Section:
We have already covered the English & General Awareness Sections.
- Click here to read the preparation tips for English Section
- Click here to read the preparation tips for General Awareness Section
Today we will take up the Reasoning Awareness Section of RBI Grade B Exam.
RBI Grade B Reasoning Pattern
Below is the section wise breakup of RBI Grade B Phase I exam:
RBI Grade B Reasoning Syllabus
- Syllogistic reasoning
- Relationship Concepts
- Statement conclusion
- Seating Arrangement
- Analogies Space Visualization
- Similarities and Differences
- Decision Making
- Arithmetical Number Series
- Arithmetical Reasoning
- Visual memory
- Verbal and Figure Classification
- Non-verbal series
- Coding Decoding
RBI Grade B Reasoning Reasoning Books to Refer
|A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarawal|
|A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non-Verbal by B.S. Sijwali|
|Analytical Reasoning by M.K. Pandey|
RBI Grade B Reasoning Reasoning Preparation Tips : Topicwise
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 everyday.
2. 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 last point tois/was/as to get the solution.
- Use diagrammatic representation to solve it.
3. 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.
4. Seating Arrangement and Directions:
- It is really easy to figure out from previous paper’s analysis that questions from Sitting arrangement (Liner, Circular) and Directions constitute a major chunk of 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 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 type 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 Grade B Reasoning Study Plan.
- Do not try to study everything because if you try and study everything you will end up cramming your schedule and ultimately risk being under prepared.
- Accuracy and Speed are the keys for scoring maximum in this section.
- Give 1 hour daily for Reasoning preparation.
- For the next 2-3 days, go through basic concepts and questions for topics stated above.
- Then take up each topic for 3 days and solve maximum questions possible on that topic.
- While doing the above exercise, solve at least 50 questions everyday.
- Start giving Mock Tests. Identify topics you are weak in and again attempt those topics.
- Mock Tests will also help you prepare a timing strategy.
- Talk to experts about those topics and get your doubts solved.
- Practice Practice Practice. All the BEST.
RBI Grade B Reasoning Free Practice Quizzes.
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- Assertion and Reason Quiz
- Seating Arrangement Quiz
- Floor Seating Arrangement Quiz
- Linear Seating Arrangement Quiz
- Circular Seating Arrangement Quiz
- Square Seating Arrangement Quiz
- Alphabet Test Quiz
- Cubes and Dice Quiz
- Arithmetic Reasoning Quiz
- Ranking and Arrangement Quiz
- Symbols and Notations Quiz
- Inserting Missing Character Quiz
- Analogy Quiz
- Direction Sense Quiz
- Coding and Decoding Quiz
- Data Sufficiency Quiz
- Syllogism Quiz
- Statement and Cause Quiz
Friends this is it for RBI Grade B Reasoning Section.If you have any queries regarding the preparation of RBI Grade B Reasoning Section, feel free to ask it in the comments section below. We will be glad to answer them.