Quick Tips for NIACL AO Prelims Reasoning Ability Section 2018

Quick Tips for NIACL AO Prelims Reasoning Ability Section 2018

Quick Tips for NIACL AO Prelims Reasoning Ability Section 2018: NIACL is going to recruit candidates for the post of Administrative Officer for a total of 312 posts. Many of the candidates have submitted their application online & its time to initiate exam preparation. NIACL will conduct the exam in the month of January 2018.

The question is: Are you prepared for the upcoming exam ?? In order to secure good marks and qualify NIACL AO Prelims, here are some essential tips on NIACL AO Prelims Reasoning Ability preparation which will help you to attempt NIACL Prelims efficiently. But first, let us provide you a brief view of the exam pattern.


NIACL AO Expected Data of Questions

The Online Computer Based Test (CBT) for NIACL AO Prelims 2018 will be conducted in objective MCQ pattern. This test would be of 60 minutes duration consisting of 3 sections- English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. Based on previous year exam analysis, The level of reasoning was easy to moderate. The list of important topics is as under:

  • Coding & Decoding: 5 Questions
  • Syllogism: 5 Questions
  • Puzzles & Seating Arrangement: 15 Questions
  • Inequalities: 5 Questions
  • Direction Sense: 3 Questions
  • Blood Relation: 2 Questions

Let us now touch the core of this article which will help you acquire useful tips on NIACL AO Prelims Reasoning Ability Section.


Are you Prepared for NIACL AO Prelims Reasoning Ability Section

Questions based on Reasoning Ability are fun to solve, provided you really know and understand the problem. Let us now go through each topic of reasoning ability section-

How to Prepare for Syllogism Questions

Questions based on syllogism are totally based upon Logic. To ensure a better score in this section, you can use the following techniques.

  • Venn Diagrams are the best and the quickest way to solve such type of questions easily. However, sometimes a question can have a lot of Venn diagrams.
  • In this case, one should draw the easiest figure in order to solve the question in the minimum amount of time.
  • Practice as much as you can to understand the various types of Syllogism Questions.

How to Prepare for Seating Arrangement Questions

  • Questions on Seating Arrangement involve Arrangement of Persons in a circular table, rectangular table or a line with some given conditions.
  • In order to such type of questions, the best strategy is to develop a rough pictorial diagram.
  • Once the diagram is complete, questions that follow can be answered easily.

How to Prepare for Puzzles Questions

  • Puzzles are intentionally designed to stimulate the brain into devising solution, one would be given a series of interlinked information or data and would be expected to have the ability to analyze the data in order to reach certain conclusions.
  • The trick is to make a relevant tabular structure for using the clues seamlessly, perceive what indirect clues are being stated in order to use them correctly and convert clues written in language form into visual clues so that you do not need to read the text again and again.

How to Prepare for Coding Decoding Questions

  • Questions on coding-decoding are very easy to solve. Coding is a process of conversion of original word or sentence or collection of character into some other form by following certain logic or rule. The resultant is known as Code.
  • In order to solve such questions you just have to find the logic or rule that is being followed by comparing the given words/ sentences/ characters.
  • There are a number of variations in Coding Decoding Questions. So, it is next to impossible to solve questions based on them without proper practice.

How to Prepare for Blood Relation Questions

  • Questions on blood relationships are very common in competitive exams. In such type of questions, a roundabout description is given in the form of certain small relationships and direct relationship between the persons concerned is to be deciphered.
  • Questions based on blood relation may appear confusing but it is easier to answer if one breaks the questions into parts and analyze it with the help of a diagram.
  • Apply blood relation question on your family structure. This will make things clear to you.

How to Prepare for Data Sufficiency Questions

  • These questions are generally easy but time consuming because candidates take lots of time in understanding the logic of the question.
  • This can be solved by regular practice and solving mock test papers on this topic. Based on the last year pattern, around  3 to 5 questions were asked from Data Sufficiency.

After the detailed analysis of each topic, let us remember some tips to be applied for NIACL AO reasoning ability section:

NIACL AO Prelims Reasoning Overall Tips

  • Do not waste time on a single question.
  • Note down the data and make separate diagrams for seating arrangement topic.
  • Attempt easier questions first, try to start with your favorite topic.
  • Apply blood relation question on your family structure. This will make things clear to you.
  • A single Question that seems to be unsolvable within 1 minute is of no use. Do not stick to a particular question. Do not try a question more than two times. It will definitely kill your time and will lower down your confidence.
  • Do not get nervous if the level of the exam is high. Overall cut off will be published in accordance with the level of the exam.

Candidates who will be appearing for NIACL AO Exam can go through these golden study tips on How to prepare for NIACL AO Reasoning Section 2018. Stay connected for more info as we would come up with our own list of Focus Areas in a later blog post.


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