With the declaration of IBPS PO Prelims 2017 result, there is a lot of excitement and confusion about what to focus on for the IBPS PO Mains 2017 which is in another 2 weeks. Read on for some tips that will help you score well in the reasoning section!
IBPS PO Mains 2017 is just round the corner! Out of the 4 sections in IBPS PO Mains Phase-I, one of the sections is on reasoning. You will have to attempt 45 questions for 60 marks. The time allotted for this section in IBPS PO Mains 2017 is 60 minutes. So ideally you have 75 seconds per question in this online test. It is very important that you not only get some tricks up your sleeves to score well in this section, but also get a head start from your fellow competitors!
Reasoning Section in IBPS PO Mains 2017
The reasoning section is undoubtedly one of the most challenging section in IBPS PO Mains 2017 or any other competitive exam, because it requires through knowledge and expertise of both English and Mathematics. While English usually helps you to understand the question (reasoning questions are worded in a confusing manner), mathematics is what equips you with the logic to solve the question.
What Questions to Attempt from the Reasoning Section in IBPS PO Mains 2017
As the pattern of IBPS PO Mains has been suggesting over many years, the IBPS PO Prelims 2017 were no different, a lot of questions on puzzles are asked in the exam. In all probability IBPS PO Mains 2017 will be no different. However, questions on puzzles are time consuming and difficult and sometimes even after spending a lot of time on them you are unable to solve them. So the trick is IBPS PO Mains 2017 is to first focus on questions that are not form puzzles, solve them and then when time permits to come back to questions on puzzles.
Tips to do well in the Reasoning Section in IBPS PO Mains 2017
To score well in the reasoning section in IBPS PO Mains 2017 not only do you need to practice continuously for the next 2 weeks but also need to have the inherent knack to identify the trick used in a question by merely looking at it. Follow these tips over the next 2 weeks and do well in IBPS PO Mains 2017-
- Practice different types of puzzles especially those based on arrangements
- Learn the position of letters by heart in the forward and reverse direction
- Master the method to solve blood relation related problems in a single line
- · Be careful while solving questions on syllogisms, remember to take into account different possibilities
And yes, there is no short cut to practice for these questions. So keep practicing!
All the Best