SBI Clerk Prelims 2019: Important Topics of Reasoning Ability

SBI Clerk Prelims 2019: Important Topics of Reasoning Ability
SBI Clerk Prelims 2019, Important Topics of Reasoning Ability: The State Bank of India will commence the SBI Clerk Recruitment process in the coming month. According to the official notification, the total number of vacancies amount to 8653 for the upcoming examination. Questions based on Reasoning Ability are fun to solve, provided you really know and understand the problem.

SBI Clerk Prelims Reasoning Ability 2019: Important Topics

To score better in Reasoning Ability Section of SBI Clerk Prelims, here are some useful preparation tips from each topic.


Questions based on syllogism are totally based upon Logic. Period. 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 questions 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.

Seating Arrangement 

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. Usually, the difficulty level of questions is slightly above average. Hence, practice a lot before you attempt SBI Clerk Prelims. 

Direction Sense 

Questions on direction sense consist of a sort of direction puzzle, leading through twists and turns, to a destination.  A successive follow-up of directions is formulated and one is required to determine the final direction and/or the distance between two points. This test is meant to judge one’s ability to trace and follow the path and sense the direction correctly. Such questions can easily be solved by plotting and drawing a rough sketch of the points and paths according to the directions mentioned in the question.


Questions on Puzzle 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.

Coding Decoding 

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. 

 Blood Relation 

Questions on blood relationships are very common in bank 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. Conclusion: Please keep in mind that these preparation tips will only prove beneficial if you stay consistent with your practice.

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