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IBPS RRB (Prelims) 2019: Important Topics of Reasoning Ability (Expected) for RRB Exam

IBPS RRB 2019 Prelims on 3 August: Check Important Topics of Reasoning Ability that are highly expected in IBPS RRB 2019 Prelims Exam. IBPS RRB Prelims Exam for Officer Scale 1 (PO) will be conducted on 3, 4, & 11 August 2019 in online format.

Jul 31, 2019 10:12 IST
IBPS RRB 2019

IBPS RRB 2019 Prelims: With just a few days left in the exam, candidates appearing for the IBPS RRB 2019 exam should now devote more time on practice and revision of the important topics. The IBPS RRB Prelims for Officer Scale 1 post will be conducted on 3 August, 4 August, & 11 August 2019. In the IBPS RRB Prelims, questions asked from the Reasoning section are mainly puzzles, brain teasers and tests the candidates on their mental ability. Before appearing for the exam, candidates need to brush up their verbal and non-verbal skills based on their understanding level. Here we have shared the important topics of Reasoning Ability section of the IBPS RRB exam.

IBPS RRB 2019: Complete Study Plan to crack IBPS RRB Prelims 2019

In the IBPS RRB Prelims, a total of 40 questions will be asked from the Reasoning section. Each question carries 1 mark each. There will be penalty of 0.25 marks for every wrong answers marked in the Exam. Check here the important reasoning ability topics along with their difficulty level such as Easy, Moderate and Difficult and start preparing for IBPS RRB accordingly:

Topic

Sub-topics

Difficulty Level

Puzzles

Seating Arrangement

Linear Arrangement

Circular Arrangement

Box-Based

Medium to Difficult

Series

Alphanumeric

Numeric

Alphabetical

Missing Number

Wrong Number

Easy to Medium

Syllogism

Conditional

Categorical

Disjunctive

Easy to Medium

Coding-Decoding

Alphabet-based

Symbols-based

Language-based

Easy to Medium

Logical

Venn Diagrams

Calendar

Direction

Causes and Effects

Medium to Difficult

Non-Verbal/Miscellaneous

Blood relations

Ranking

Cube and dices

Sequence of figures

Paper-cutting, folding, punching

Mirrors and water reflection

Decision Making

Odd man out

Medium to Difficult

Statement

Assertion and Reason

Statement and Conclusion

Statement and Arguments

Statements and Action Courses

Medium to Difficult

Total

40 Questions

Tips to prepare Reasoning Ability Topics of IBPS RRB 2019 Exam

Have a look at some tips to practice and prepare for the Important Reasoning Topics of the IBPS RRB 2019 Exam:

1. Time Management

Candidates should know how to manage the time effectively and productively while preparing for the Reasoning section. It is advisable that aspirants should not devote more than one minute to any question from the Reasoning section while attempting the practice papers or even while giving the IBPS RRB exam.

2. Know your weak & strong areas

Candidates should be aware of their weak and strong areas while appearing for any competitive exam. This can only be done if candidates regularly practice the verbal and non-verbal topics like Syllogism, Blood Relation, Directions Sense, Puzzles, etc. It will help them in solving the exam paper accordingly on time. If a candidate’s strong area is puzzles, then he or she will be able to cover all Puzzle based questions in less time with accuracy.

3. Follow Proper Strategy

The only way to attempt questions on time with accuracy is by following a proper strategy. There is a different strategy for every topic. Candidates can get a command over the strategies only by practicing more and more.  

4. Practice Mock Tests & Previous Year Question Papers

Practicing Mock Tests, Practice Papers and Previous Year Question Papers is considered to be the best course of action while preparing for the IBPS RRB exam. Aspirants should practice as much practise sets and previous papers as they can online as the exam will be conducted in online mode.

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5. Avoid making unnecessary assumptions

As per the IBPS RRB Prelims Exam Pattern, a total of 80 questions will be asked which need to be answered in 45 minutes. There is negative marking of one-fourth of total marks for every wrong answer. Taking this into view, candidates should make sure that they try to solve every question with accuracy and skip the one they are stuck with. Candidates need to solve the question on the basis of given data; they should avoid making unnecessary assumptions while solving the problem.