State Bank of India (SBI) recruits candidates for its vacant posts around the entire nation in order to balance the manpower needed for their day to day work. It recruits probationary officers, clerks and specialist officers every year through written examination and personal interview conducted over various centers across the country. The written examination is held online for the aspiring candidates, which they need to solve in a limited time. The SBI has conducts written examination in two steps: Prelims and Mains.
Generally there are questions from four papers asked in the examination which includes Reasoning Ability, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and Computer Knowledge. Among the papers reasoning is one of the tricky papers which need constant practice and methodical preparation in order to succeed. Solving reasoning questions thus needs regular practice from previous year questions and mock question papers, so that the candidates can get a proper idea about the pattern of questions in the paper.
Tips for Reasoning Ability
- Strengthen your reason abilities: Reasoning is one of the toughest challenges that tests the overall decision making ability and reason power of the candidates. The reasoning ability could get increased only through constant practice and regular interaction with the kind of questions asked in the previous year papers.
- Follow the pattern of questions: It is really important to sort out important questions from the huge pool of questions and better your preparation accordingly. It can be achieved through careful analysis of the previous year questions and mock question papers available in many competition guidebooks and other preparatory books. This can enhance your chances of performing in limited time and help candidates go through other segments of the exam smoothly.
- Take care of the time: Time is a very important component while solving the paper. There are questions which tend to confuse the candidates immensely and thus take a toll at the overall time and performance of candidates. The candidates should be aware of the trope and should avoid getting into the trap. They should instead move on and solve relatively known questions than wasting time over the same one.
- Try to overcome the fear: Those candidates who are new to competitive exams would find it difficult initially to come in terms with the reasoning paper. But over time and well managed preparation can prepare them for the examination and help them shed the fear of the reasoning section. This can eventually led to success of the candidates in the overall examination.