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IBPS Specialist Officers Exam: Reasoning-Tips and Strategies

Dec 5, 2013 15:16 IST

    Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection (IBPS) holds up Common Written Examination for Recruitment to the posts of Specialist Officers in public sector organizations in the country. The question paper includes questions from 4 section comprising Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Professional Knowledge. The banking team of jagranjosh.com has strived hard to blend perfect ingredients for preparation of the candidates. For ensuring good results to the students, we have provided section wise tips and strategies for the candidates in making them perfect for exam. Some tips and strategies for Reasoning Section are mentioned below.

    Importance Chapter Guidelines for IBPS Specialist Officers 2014: Reasoning

    Logical Reasoning

    Very Important


    Data Sufficiency

    Very Important



    Very Important



    Very Important



    Very Important





    Blood Relation

    Very Important


    Puzzle Test

    Very Important 

    Direction Sense


    Logical Venn Diagrams



    Alphabet & Alpha Numeric Sequence Test

    Very Important 

    Eligibility Test

    Very Important 

    Arrangements-Linear & Circular

    Very Important


    Non Verbal Reasoning

    Very Important


    Note : Prepared On the basis of questions asked in previous year Exams

    Mental Alertness

    Mental alertness and logical skill is required to solve the reasoning section of IBPS Specialist Officers Exam as these are essential requisite for solving reasoning questions. The candidates should try to solve the questions logically. For enhancing mental alertness, the candidates should do more practice of questions, Online tests, Group discussion of topics with friends, and try to solve large number of quizzes and puzzles.

    Understanding of Concept

    Proper understanding of each and every concept of reasoning is required for the candidates preparing for the common written examination of clerk. Also, one needs to understand the nature of question first from previous year question paper. For this, the candidates should go through good study material, which is ideally prepared for IBPS Specialist Officers Exam.

    Time Management Skills

    One should develop the skills of time management to make themselves prepare for solving questions in a speedy manner. The candidate should devote the time accordingly to solve maximum number of questions in least possible time. The time should be devoted according to the topics/Preparations and Practice.


    For enhancing speed, the candidates should do more and more practice of previous year and model question papers, which will be helpful for them in scoring well in clerk exam. Also, online test would be a better option to judge your speed in solving reasoning section.

    IBPS Specialist Officer 2014: Study Package

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