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SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam: General Intelligence & Reasoning-Tips and Strategies

Feb 6, 2014 15:31 IST

    Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts Written Examination for the recruitment of candidates for various posts in central government departments/ministries. The examination is conducted at different centers across the country. The whole examination process comprises three Tiers. While the Tier I and Tier II consist of written tests, the Tier III constitutes Personality Test cum Interview/Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test and Document Verification, as per posts requirement. The Tier I Exam Question Paper will include 200 multiple choice objective type questions. Each section will have 50 questions with negative marking of .25 marks for each wrong answer. Here are some tips and strategies related to General Intelligence & Reasoning, which will help the students to score well in the examination.

    The General Intelligence and Reasoning occupies prominent position in almost all the competitive examinations. General Intelligence and Reasoning is variously rendered as Mental Ability, Reasoning Ability, Mental Aptitude, Analytical Skills, and Aptitude.

    This questions in this section broadly classified into both verbal and non verbal type.

    Topics Covered in Verbal Section

    a)  Analogy

    b) Classification

    c) Word Formation/Building

    d) Ranking/Arrangement

    e) Blood Relationship

    f)  Distance and Direction

    g) Series

    h) Mathematical Problem

    i)  Arrangement of Words in a Logical Order

    j)  Venn Diagram

    k) Symbols and Notations

    l)  Trends

    m) Cubes and Dices

    n) Coding Decoding

    o) Problem Solving

    p) Statement and Conclusion

    q) Syllogism

    Skill Set Required for Verbal Section

    • Verbal Reasoning incorporates in itself the skills in language and the capacity to infer something logically means reasoned thinking or reasoned conclusion.
    • The best approach to perform better in verbal reasoning is to follow instructions, identify the root of the problem and to work with a cool and cautious mind

    Topics Covered in Non Verbal Reasoning

    a) Series

    b) Analogy

    c) Classification/Grouping

    d) Embedded Figure

    e) Paper Folding and Cutting

    f) Completion of Figure

    g) Mirror and Water Image

    Skill Set Required for Nonverbal Section

    • This section is a part of abstract reasoning. It is meant to test your ability to argue, reasoning and thinking and finally arrive to valid conclusion with the help of different figures provided in options.
    • Here, persons logic and thinking should be in right directions because once he/she start thinking in wrong direction
    • The inherent logical procedure will help the candidates to find out the principle on which problem figure is based

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