Canara Bank PO Reasoning Ability Preparation Tips 2018

Canara Bank PO Reasoning Ability Preparation Tips 2018

Canara Bank PO Reasoning Ability Preparation Tips 2018: Recently Canara Bank has released the notification for the recruitment of probationary officers in Junior Management Grade Scale-I on successful completion of PGDBF (Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance) Course

We will be providing important pointers about the Exam first. So, let us begin by understanding the exam pattern for Canara Bank PO 2018, followed by Tips to crack Canara Bank PO Exam.


Revisiting Canara Bank PO Exam Pattern 2018

The Preliminary Examination for IBPS CWE PO/ MT will be a Computer-Based Test (CBT) and the pattern will be Objective MCQ type. There will be 100 questions in total from 4 sections – English Language, General Awareness, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning Ability.

Canara Bank PO Exam pattern

Subject Medium of Exam No. of Qs Marks Time
Reasoning English & Hindi 50 50 2 Hours
Quantitative Aptitude English & Hindi 50 50
English English 50 50
General Awareness English & Hindi 50 50
   Total 200 200

There will be a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

Marks secured in Canara Bank PO will be taken into consideration while selecting candidates for the next round. Let us see how we can crack this recruitment examination in the most efficient manner.


How to Prepare for Canara Bank PO Reasoning Ability 2018

Questions based on Reasoning Ability are fun to solve, provided you really know and understand the problem. Based on Canara Bank PO  there will be 50 Questions from Reasoning Ability Section.  According to the previous year analysis, the Question-Wise break up for Reasoning Ability Section is as follows. 

Topic No. of Questions
Puzzle and Seating Arrangement 20
Syllogism 5
Inequality 5
Machine Input Output 5
Data Sufficiency 5
Argument 2
Inference 2
Statement and Conclusion 2
Miscellaneous 4
Total 50

Each aspirant must be able to answer the following questions after they’ve read this article on How to Prepare for Canara Bank PO  Reasoning Ability Section.

  • How do I start preparing for Canara Bank PO  Reasoning Ability section?

  • Can I prepare for Canara Bank PO  Reasoning Ability Topic-Wise?

  • Which topics in Canara Bank PO  Reasoning Ability are easy to crack?

  • How much time should I dedicate towards Canara Bank PO  Reasoning Ability?

Now, lets head to the section on how to prepare for reasoning ability in Canara Bank PO Examination 2018.

If we analyze deeply a candidate will get 35-40 seconds to solve a Question. In case of Reasoning Ability in Canara Bank PO  Examination, it is possible only if you have practiced them well enough.

  • Don’t try to attempt all questions Just go through the Question and make a decision. A single Question that seems to be unsolvable within 1 minute is of no use.
  • Try to attempt the Easy Questions first as they will be less time-consuming.

The classification and method of attempting questions as per the level of difficulty are as follows:

Solving Easy Difficulty Level Questions in Canara Bank PO  Reasoning Ability 2018

In Canara Bank PO  Examination, there will be a set of questions which are considered easy to solve. These questions don’t require any special skill set. Just common sense and practice can help you in solving these Questions.

The questions which are deemed to easy to solve in Canara Bank PO  Reasoning Ability in Examination are as follows.

  • Seating Arrangement
  • Complex Puzzle
  • Floor Puzzle
  • Input-Output Machine

You can expect around 12-14 questions from this category in Canara Bank PO 2018. So, make sure you are able to attempt most of them.

Solving Medium Difficulty Level Questions in Canara Bank PO  Reasoning Ability 2018

The second set of questions are more logic based. These are basically practice-dependent questions as you can only get used to solving these with more and more practice.  

The questions which are of medium difficulty level in Canara Bank PO Reasoning Abilit are as follows.

  • Syllogisms
  • Inequalities
  • Blood Relations
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Data Sufficiency

For Canara Bank PO Reasoning Ability 2018, we expect around 18-20 Questions from this category and you need to get on with your preparation if you wish to solve them optimally.

Solving High Difficulty Level Questions in Canara Bank PO Reasoning Ability  2018

These Questions appear in the form of Sets/ Caselets. There will always be a few questions which are tough to crack in Canara Bank PO  Examination. These type of Questions will involve a higher level of logical understanding.

The questions which are quite hard to solve in Canara Bank PO  Reasoning Ability are as follows.

  • Seating Arrangement
  • Complex Puzzle
  • Floor Puzzle
  • Input-Output Machine

For Canara Bank PO  Reasoning Ability 2018, it is expected that there will be 14-16 High Difficulty Level Questions. It is on you to attempt them or skip them.

Once you are able to sort out the priority topics from reasoning section, your task becomes easier. Following the above information, you should make out which topic needs your constant attention. Now, let’s have a look at some preparation tips and strategy on how to prepare for reasoning ability section.

Attempt Mock Test Series

This goes for every recruitment examination and applies everywhere. You can never be fully confident about a paper unless you solve the actual one, and the practicing mock tests are the best ‘net practice’ for you before the real match. It will help aspirants to know topics you have not mastered and encourage you to focus future learning in weak areas and further strengthen your hold not only in IBPS PO Reasoning Ability section but the entire paper.

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We hope this article provides you with useful information regarding the preparation tips and strategy to tackle the reasoning ability section of Canara Bank PO 2018. Stay connected for more information regarding Canara Bank PO  Recruitment 2018.


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