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# IBPS RRB 2017: Maximise your score in reasoning section, follow these tips

## IBPS RRB 2017: These tips, study material and important topics will help you get prepared for the exam scheduled to be held in November

IBPS RRB 2017: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will conduct the IBPS RRB Officer and IBPS RRB Assistant Main exams on November 5 and November 12, respectively. You have roughly about half a month to prepare for the exams. The reasoning is an important section and in the following article, we are providing a comprehensive guide on how to prepare it in few days.

What to study?
Following is the expected syllabus of Reasoning in IBPS RRB Officer and Assistant Mains:
— Seating Arrangement [Circular & Linear]
— Syllogism
— Coding Decoding
— Input Output
— Alphanumeric Series
— Ranking/Direction/Order
— Alphabet Test
— Coded Inequalities
— Blood Relations
— Puzzles
— Verbal/Logical Reasoning
— Data Sufficiency
— Double Lineup

Study material: Keep your study material minimum. Do not hoard any kind of study material, as it can end up confusing you. Choose the best possible material for your reasoning preparation. Following are some books and practice tests we suggest for your effective preparation:
— A modern approach to verbal and non-verbal reasoning by RS Aggarwal and Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey to build a strong base in reasoning
— Reasoning sectional practice tests
— Previous year reasoning question papers

Tips to score better: Following is a compilation of tips from exam experts to help you score better in reasoning:

— Reasoning isn’t based on calculations; therefore, it is important that you start by building your concepts and practicing different types of questions to master it.

— Monitor your study progress by attempting sectional mock tests: Analytics help in determining your speed and accuracy as well as identifying your strong and weak areas in reasoning section.

— Go through previous year papers and practice reasoning tests in the new pattern to be well-aware of the changes and difficulty level of questions.

Strategise before your examination: Determine the order or topics before-hand, attempt the easier and less time-consuming questions first.

Here’s a suggested order:
Inequalities/Syllogism
Coding decoding/Series
Blood Relations/Direction sense
Puzzles/Analytical Reasoning
Logical Reasoning

Compiled by: Abhishek Patil is the Founder of Oliveboard

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