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Attention! SBI PO Mains 2016 results to be published on 16th August

The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the efforts you apply”- Denis Waitley. Your results will directly be affected by your performance which, in turn, will be affected by your preparation and dedication. The most awaited results, i.e. the SBI PO Mains 2016 results will be released on 16th August 2016. The examination was conducted on 31st July 2016. The expected date of the result of SBI PO Mains 2016 was declared in the official website. All the candidates who had appeared for the examination can check their details like score card, cut off at the SBI official website.

SBI PO Mains  2016 Result

The State Bank of India (SBI) is one of the primary and names in the banking sector. The examination was conducted for the post of “Probationary Officer (PO)” to fill in the 2428 number of vacancies in 13, 000 banks across the country. The candidates who could successfully clear the SBI preliminary examination 2016. The Score card will mainly comprise of the following details:

  • Subjects

  • Marks secured by the candidates

  • Minimum qualifying marks

  • Status of the candidate

Important dates of the SBI PO Result 2016:

Details of Exam/ Result

Date

Status

SBI PO Prelims Exam

2 to 10 July 2016

Completed

SBI PO Result 2016- Prelims

17- 07- 2016

Completed

SBI PO Mains Examination

31- 07- 2016

Completed

Declaration of SBI PO Mains Result 2016

16- 08- 2016

Completed

Final SBI PO Result 2016

30- 09- 2016

Awaited (on 16th August)

Steps to check the SBI PO Mains 2016 results:

The candidate can check the status of the results by following the steps given below:

  • Log in to the official website of SBI i.e.sbi.co.in

  • Do enter all the required details like Roll No/ Registration No and Date of Birth/ Password.

  • After entering all the details, you can click on the submit button

  • The SBI PO Mains 2016 scorecard will appear on the screen. The Scorecard will display all the necessary information like marks obtained, qualifying marks, total marks etc.

  • Download the score card and keep it with you

  • Hard copies of the score card will not be released

  • Candidates who score the highest in the merit list will be invited for the interview session

Note- worthy points of SBI PO Mains 2016 result:

  • Marks obtained in the prelims (phase I) will be not be considered for the selection and only the marks obtained in the mains (phase II), both in objective and descriptive sections), will be considered for adding up with the marks of the “Group discussion and interview” session for preparing the final list of merit of SBI PO 2016.

  • The total marks scored by the candidates in the SBI PO Mains Examination (out of 250 marks) will be converted to out of 75 and the marks secured in Group Discussion & Interview (out of 50 marks) will be converted to out of 25.

  • The final list will be finalized after aggregating the marks of “Mains examination” and “Group discussion and interview” after conversion, out of 100 for each of the mentioned category.

  • It is mandatory for every candidate to qualify both in Phase II and Phase III separately.

  • The final selection criteria will be based on the list of top merit ranked candidates in each of the categories.

A quick look at the expected cut- off (Objective test):

Subject/ Section

For General

For SC/ ST/ OBC

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude (Out of 60 Marks)

14-16

11-13

Data Analysis & Interpretation (Out of 60 Marks)

14-16

11-13

General/Economy/Banking Awareness (Out of 40 Marks)

10-12

8-10

English Language (Out of 40 Marks)

12-14

10-12

Overall Objective Test (Out of 200 Marks)

125+

115+

A quick look at the expected cut- off (Descriptive test):

Subject/ Section

For General

For SC/ ST/ OBC

Descriptive test (Out of 50 marks)

19- 21

17- 19

We hope this article will give you all the necessary details of the SBI PO 2016 Results. We hope you come up with flying colours in the examination along with marvellous marks.

We wish you good luck. Keep your fingers crossed!

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SBI PO Mains 2016 Exam Analysis and Cutoff – 31st July 2016

SBI have conducted their Probationary Officers 2016 Main Exam today. Finally the most awaited competition is over but candidates who are preparing for this next SBI PO Exam 2017 and those who have given the SBI PO Exam 2016 are equally searching for knowing an overall Overview of SBI PO Mains 2016 Exam. Most had a wonder in their mind whether it is SBI PO Mains or RBI Grade B Exam as the level of Exam was very tough this time.

SBI PO Mains – 31st July 2016 Exam Analysis, Question Paper Review & Expected Cutoff

SBI PO Mains 2016 Exam is conducted on 31st July 2016 in a single slot . The exam was for about three and half hours from 10am to 1.30 pm . SBI PO Mains 2016 had two parts –

·         OBJECTIVE TEST

·         DESCRIPTIVE TEST

Both the SBI PO Mains 2016 descriptive and objective sections were held online for about carrying 200 marks test for Objective section of the exam and for 50 marks was the descriptive section of the exam.

How was SBI PO 2016 EXAM ??

SBI PO Main 2016 Exam was tough in general. Majority of students who appeared today had the view that the exam was tough.

Main problem faced by the Candidates on SBI PO 2016 Exam

The SBI PO 2016 Exam is conducted in online mode. Because of this the candidate faced certain issues in SBI PO 2016 Exam time management. The questions were in an order already set by the default server which cannot be skipped. So it curtailed the candidates’ choice to skip from one section to other. Each candidate was able to attempt question only in the order desired. So moving from one section to other depending on candidates’ choice was not possible.

Exam Pattern of SBI PO Main 2016 (Phase II)

Objective Test of SBI PO Main 2016 was allotted 3 hrs time carrying out 4 sections and a total of 155 questions.

Sections of the SBI PO 2016 Main exam & the online exam order with time allotment

ORDER OF ONLINE EXAM

- General Awareness (Banking + Economy)

- English Language

- Data Analysis & Interpretation Reasoning

- Computer Aptitude.

SECTION – Question& Time Allotment

SECTIONS

TIME ALLOTED

NO OF QUESTIONS

MARKS FOR EACH SECTION

GENERAL AWARENESS

35 mins

40

40

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

40 mins

35

40

REASONING & COMPUTER APTITUDE

60mins

45

60

DATA ANALYSIS & INTERPRETATION

45 mins

35

60

TOTAL

3 hrs

155 questions

200 marks


 

Detailed Section wise Analysis of SBI PO MAIN Exam 2016 – Phase II

SBI PO MAIN Exam 2016 was generally tough . Here is the section wise detailed analysis of SBI PO MAIN 2016 with which you can understand the general chance of your SBI PO MAIN 2016 result

SECTION - General Awareness (Banking + Economy)

This section of the SBI PO Mains 2016 exam was not too tough. There were questions related to current affairs which was so general not from banking domain.

Eg. First women who climbed Mount Everest.

Then the other questions of this section was from banking domain relation to the general things one must know about the banks like their headquarters, credit limit etc . So those who prepare for 2017 SBI PO Mains must keep such data collected from official site of all bank networks.

This section of the SBI PO Mains 2016 detailed Exam review states that it was – easy to moderate.

                                            - SECTION – English Language 

This section of the SBI PO Mains 2016 exam was very tough. There were questions related to general language testing like antonyms , synonyms , combining sentence using starter .Sections which was not present in today’s exam  was Parajumbles , Cloze Test & Spotting Error. But 2017 SBI PO Mains aspirants don’t think to avid these sections as it can be asked next time.

·         10-12 Questions were there from 2 sets of Comprehension Reading based on China’s Economy .

·         7 questions from Antonyms & Synonyms but it was tough indeed .

·         5 Questions to combine 2 sentences and make correct sentence using a Starter .This was also tough.

·         5 Questions to fill up the sentences in passage which was also tough section.

This section of the SBI PO Mains 2016 detailed Exam review states that it was very tough.

       

          - SECTION - Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

This section of the SBI PO Mains 2016 exam was very tough. Questions were from –

  • Puzzle – It was tough containing 5 questions  -7 people belongs to different cities & different profession.
  • Sitting Arrangement - It was also tough containing 5 questions - 10 People sitting North South but total seats was 12 and two seats were vacant.
  • Input Output - It was a tough section containing 5 questions - Double shifting.
  • Inequality –This was a section which was comparatively better than other sections. Moderate section with 5 questions.
  • Data sufficiency – Having 3to5 moderate questions, this was also a good section to score.
  • Number Coding – This section had 5 questions .
  • Coding Decoding Section – About 3 to 5 questions were asked from this section.
  • Logical Reasoning – This was the section on- Reasoning & Computer Aptitude with majority number of question .From this section about 15 questions was asked.
    • COMPUTER APTITUTE SECTION – In this part questions were asked based on the given flowchart.

                                     - SECTION – Data Analysis & Interpretation

  • his section of the SBI PO Mains 2016 exam was a tough level to crack.

  • 20 Tough Questions from the sections having 5 questions from each section like – Double Pie chart (5), Double Line chart (5), Missing DI (5) , Bar Graph (5).
  • 5 Questions from data sufficiency
  • 5 Questions from  Quadratic equation
  • 3 Questions which are combined on time and work .
  • 3 Questions from section Probability.

Exam Pattern of SBI PO Main 2016 (Descriptive section)

Descriptive Test of SBI PO Main 2016 was allotted 30 mins time carrying out 2 sections of questions –

  • Letter Writing
  •  Essay Writing.

This section had 3 options from which candidate were supposed to write just one. This was also online mode of exam .

1 Essay of 300 words and 1 letter of 150 words in 30 mins was the complication of this particular section.

Expected Cutoff for SBI PO MAINS 2016 & Good attempt

On average the expected cutoff this time for SBI PO mains exam 2016  is about 75-80 marks .

On average the Good attempt this time for SBI PO mains exam 2016  would be 95.

Good Attempt card for SBI PO 2016 Mains

English section

15-19

Reasoning& Computer aptitude

22-25

Data analysis

15-18

General awareness

28-32


 

Expected Cutoff for SBI PO Mains 2016

English section

5.50

Reasoning& Computer aptitude

7-9

Data analysis

5-6

General awareness

10-12


 

This is the expected cutoff or SBI PO Mains 2016 conducted today. Though the exam was tough the general good attempt of today’s exam is the one we given in this.

Candidates who appeared for SBI PO Main 2016 Exam today can go through this so you can pre determine your chances of winning the exam and feel relaxed about your attempt. So Good Luck to all those who attempted the SBI PO Mains 2016 today.

And for those preparing for 2017 SBI PO, keep an eye on this so you can take your preparation on correct track by knowing the examination pattern. We will advice all of you to pull up your socks mainly on you English language ability and also to get practiced for an online examination by understanding that you have to practice attempting the test as in the same order set in the examination. You will have a mind that you will manage your time by attempting whatever you know from each section and skip as you wish. But it is not the exact scene. So be prepared for it. For this, candidates who are working for SBI PO 2017 must practice online mode strictly to crack the exam.

Good luck to all. 

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SBI PO Exam Admit Card for Interview & Discussion: 22 August 2016 - Check Here

SBI or State Bank of India will declare result on 16th August, 2016 that will release the list of those selected candidates for the Phase-III which is SBI PO Interview & Discussion phase.

The final round /phase-III which is supposed to be qualified by the candidates is the SBI PO Interview & Discussion round. To attempt this round, candidates must download SBI PO Exam Admit Card for Interview & Discussion.

The SBI PO Exam Admit Card for Interview & Discussion shall be available on the official website of SBI from 22 August 2016 onwards. The SBI PO GD and Interview round shall be conducted on 1st September, 2016.

SBI PO Exam Admit Card for Interview & Discussion: 22 August 2016 - Check Here

You can download your SBI PO Exam Admit Card for Interview & Discussion round from the official bank’s website www.statebankofindia.com/careers or, www.sbi.co.in/careers.

To download admit card, you are supposed to enter required details on the login page such as application number and date of birth. After submitting these, you can view and download your SBI PO Exam Admit Card for Interview & Discussion phase.

What are the necessary documents to carry for the SBI PO Exam Interview & Discussion round?

You are supposed to carry the following documents for the SBI PO Exam Interview & Discussion round failing which you will not be allowed to appear for the round.

(1) Call letter along with your photograph (which should be the same as uploaded while filling online application form) affixed on it.

(2) Photo Identity Proof in original as well as a photocopy. This could be your Driving License/Voter ID card/Adhaar Card/Passport/PAN Card etc.

Things to check on the SBI PO Exam Admit Card for Interview & Discussion

  •  Name

  •  Date of Examination

  •  Time of Examination

  •  Venue address where you are supposed to go for the SBI PO Exam Interview & Discussion round.

In case any difficulty to download call letter or change in your details, please send an email at helpdesk ID "sbirect@ibpsorg.org"

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How to Prepare for SBI PO Mains Exam 2016 in 2 Weeks - Exam date: 31st July 2016

SBI PO Main examination 2016 will be conducted on 31st July, 2016 for those who qualify in the SBI PO Preliminary 2016 Exam

Here are some vital tips to prepare for SBI PO main Exam 2016 in just 14 days

You can follow the given below preparation strategy for the Objective Section asked in the SBI PO Main Exam.

Time Span

Select Section

Preparation strategy

Spend 3-4 hours daily on this.

English Language

  • Take mock tests and sample papers online to practice comprehensions and unseen passages

  • Consistently practice English Grammar through online Quizzes.

  • Download a good vocabulary based mobile phone application to learn new words/synonym/antonyms on daily basis.

  • Aggrandize reading habit through magazines (India Today) and newspaper’s editorial columns.

Give this section at least 4-5 hours daily in both weeks.

>General Awareness/Banking Domain Tests

  • Subscribe to weekly and monthly GK magazines.

  • Learn all the current affairs related to the banking domain.

Spend at least 6-7 hours daily on this section.

Reasoning and Computer Awareness

  • Know right strategies to solve reasoning based questions.

  • Learn concepts by solving important reasoning topics from books/online/quizzes/sample papers.

  • Invent your own shortcuts and tricks for solving medium and high level reasoning questions.

  • Read computer books from class 8th till 10th to know all the common definitions and basics.

  • Practice reasoning and banking from previous years question papers.

Spend 7-8 hours daily on this.

Quantitative Aptitude (Includes data interpretation and analysis)

  • Data interpretation and analysis questions need a lot of practice to solve them within allotted time period. So, practice from any source (Online/Offline) logically and consistently.

  • Mathematical questions of class 8th till 10th must be solved within a time frame so that you know your speed while solving such questions and work on it if needed.

  • Jot down all the major formulas & techniques at one place that you can refer later.

With a short span of time left for SBI PO Main Exam 2016, this article about How toPrepare for SBI PO Mains Exam 2016 in just 14 days will help aspiring candidates to focus on every minute detail.

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How to Prepare for SBI PO Mains Exam 2016 in 1 Week - Exam date: 31st July 2016

is over. Candidates are eyeing for the next phase, which is SBI PO Main Exam 2016 and that will be conducted on 31st July 2016 by the bank.

The SBI PO Mains Exam 2016 shall be conducted into two major parts as mentioned below:

  • Objective test

  • Descriptive test

It is mandatory to qualify in both the sections to be called for the SBI PO GD & Interview Phase 2016.

Here is the perfect 7-days study plan to prepare for SBI PO Mains Exam 2016

Day 1

  • Go through important Formulas and Techniques of Quantitative aptitude section.

  • Go through all the basic English Grammar concepts and rules.

  • Practice Data Analysis through a complete online mock test/series.

  • Go through banking concepts and theory.

Day 2

  • Revise and go through month wise current affairs and scrap book(if you have made any on

  • Practice Quantitative aptitude topics through online practice papers such as,

  • Revise Time and Work

  • Trigonometry

  • Algebra

  • Height and Distances

  • Time and Distance

  • Simplification and

  • Number system

  • Take a fully fledged online SBI PO Main Exam 2016 Mock test.

Day 3

  • Practice online speed reading.

  • Practice at least 5-9 very lengthy comprehensions.

  • Solve 10-20 Data Interpretation online mock tests.

  • Go through your Vocabulary diary/material and along with this also revise foreign language words.

Day 4

  • Practice 100-150 data sufficiency questions or at least 10 sample papers on this.

  • Take 5-7 full practice papers online.

  • Revise tricks of Reasoning, DI and Mathematical questions.

Day 5

  • Revise Financial and Banking current affairs.

  • Revise computer based terms and definitions through study material/books/online.

  • Practice through complete practice sample papers or previous year papers available online.

Day 6

  • Dedicate these days as your practice days.

  • You just need to calm down a little and practice online with sufficient small breaks.

Day 7

  • Rely on good practice material providing sources and links on SBI PO Main Exam 2016.

You can subscribe to our website for all the latest updates on SBI PO Exam 2016  

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SBI PO Exam Final Result: 30 September 2016 - Check Here

State Bank of India will announce results for the PO exam final result on 30th September, 2016. It is very important to know how the cut off or selection is actually made by the Bank. This article offers all the important links and sources for the SBI PO Exam Final Result: 30 September 2016.

The Selection Scheme of SBI PO Exam 2016 is mentioned below.

  • The SBI PO Exam is taken into two major phases: Preliminary Exam and Main Exam.

  • After a candidate clears both the online examinations has to go through Group Discussion and Interview round.

How SBI PO Exam Final Result: 30 September 2016 shall be analyzed?

It is very important to know that bank will call only those candidates shortlisted in the SBI PO Main Exam 2016.

Bank will add the marks secured in the SBI PO Main Exam 2016(of both the Objective and Descriptive papers) along with the marks obtained in GD and Interview round while analyzing results. On the basis of this final score, recruitment of candidates for the vacant probationary officer job positions shall be made.

Here is the complete table of important dates related to the SBI PO Exam Final Result or to know more about SBI PO Exam Final Result: 30 September 2016 - Check Here

Events

Dates

Download Call Letter for SBI PO Preliminary Examination

14th June, 2016 onwards

Online Preliminary Examination

2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th July, 2016

Results of Preliminary Examination

18th July, 2016

Download Call Letter for SBI Main Examination

21st July, 2016 Onwards

Online Main Examination

31st July, 2016

Results of Main Examination

16th August, 2016

Download call Letter for Interview

22nd August, 2016

GD and Interview Conduct

1st September, 2016

Declaration of Final result

30th September, 2016

It is always advisable to frequently visit SBI’s official website for the latest releases and information on SBI PO Exam Final Result 2016 or you can subscribe to our website for the SBI PO Exam Final Result: 30 September 2016. 

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SBI PO Mains Exam 2016 Booster package - Mock test & Preparation Guide for 31st July 2016

This is the most crucial time for those who are gearing for the SBI PO Mains Exam 2016. This exam shall be conducted on 31st July, 2016 by SBI. Hundreds of thousands of aspiring candidates are eyeing for the SBI PO Mains Exam 2016.

Right now, one thing which is most crucial is the SBI PO Mains Exam 2016 Booster package that will help you to qualify SBI PO Mains Exam 2016.

Before, we discuss more about this phenomenal SBI PO Mains Exam 2016 Booster package - Mock test & Preparation Guide for 31st July 2016; let us see about the SBI PO Main 2016 Exam’s Pattern.

Sections

Total Marks

Total Questions

Time allotted

English Language

40

35

2 Hours

General Awareness (Banking Domain Knowledge)

40

40

Reasoning and Computer Awareness

60

45

Quantitative Aptitude (Includes data interpretation and analysis)

60

35

Descriptive Test

50

3

1 Hour

Why to choose SBI PO Mains Exam 2016 Booster package?

You will find numerous online free/paid test packages for the SBI PO Main Exam 2016 easily. If you want to go for the SBI PO Main Exam 2016 test package then you must choose SBI PO Mains Exam 2016 Booster package for the following reasons:

  • It is absolutely based on the pattern followed for the SBI PO Main Exam 2016.

  • SBI PO Mains Exam 2016 Booster package is absolutely free.

  • You can take full length mock tests section-wise.

  • Questions set in mock tests are from medium to advance level.

  • You can see and analyze your results which help in realizing your weak spots.

  • No details or information is needed to practice from the SBI PO Mains Exam 2016 Booster package.

Additional benefits of SBI PO Mains Exam 2016 Booster package

  • It gives you quick Preparation Guide for 31st July 2016 SBI PO Main Exam.

  • SBI PO Mains Exam 2016 Booster package offers weekly time table samples for your assistance.

SBI PO Mains Exam 2016 Booster package - Mock test & Preparation Guide for 31st July 2016 is an amazing tool to learn tricks, techniques and shortcuts for reasoning, data interpretation and Aptitude sections.

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SBI PO Main Exam Result: 16 Aug 2016 - Check Here

SBI is gearing for the Phase-II which is SBI PO Main Exam 2016 which has been scheduled by the end of July. All the qualified candidates will be allowed to sit for this online examination.

Important Dates related to the SBI PO Main Exam 2016

The table given below shows all the crucial dates about SBI PO Main Exam 2016. The SBI PO Main Exam Result shall be declared on 16th August, 2016.

Download Call Letter for SBI Main Examination 2016

21st July, 2016 Onwards

Online Main Examination 2016

31st July, 2016

Results of Main Examination 2016

16th August, 2016

The SBI PO Main Exam Result 2016 is very crucial for candidates because of two major reasons:

  • Candidates declared qualified in SBI PO Main Exam Result 2016 shall be called for the final GD & Interview round.

  • Marks scored (in both the Objective and Descriptive sections) will be considered along with the marks/score obtained in the GD & Interview round to prepare final merit list for the PO positions.

It is very important to score well in the both Objective and Descriptive sections of SBI PO Main Exam 2016 in order to get through SBI PO Exam 2016 completely.

How to check the SBI PO Mains Result 2016?

We have provided complete step-wise procedure to check the SBI PO Mains Result 2016.

  • First of all, the candidates who have appeared in the written examination are required to visit the official website of SBI or click the given link: www.sbi.co.in

  • On the extreme left side, check the Careers tab on the homepage, click on it and find the link of result.

  • Click on the result

  • Enter all the required details correctly to view SBI PO Mains Result 2016

  • and download it for future references.

This article helps you to know SBI PO Main Exam Result well. You must subscribe to our website for all the useful links and information on SBI PO Main Exam Result: 16 Aug 2016.

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SBI PO & Clerk mock test package, Preparation tips & strategy

State Bank of India is known for conducting two major examinations, SBI PO Exam and SBI Clerk Exam. SBI hires thousands of candidates for available posts in these categories. Aspiring candidates must be especially aware of two things, SBI PO & Clerk mock test package, Preparation tips & strategy that will help in qualifying such exams.

How to choose SBI PO & Clerk mock test package online?

You will find numerous online paid test packages for the SBI exams easily. If you want to go for the paid SBI PO & Clerk mock test package online then you must take care of various things as mentioned here:

  • First, research well about the companies who offer such paid PO & Clerk mock test package online. You must know about their exam specialization and must ensure that they provide good mock test series/drills/packages on SBI PO and Clerk exams.

  • Do read feedback and comments from the candidates who bought such test series and packages.

  • Next, you must take one free demo test of SBI PO & Clerk mock test package.

  • Compare companies with each other on the basis of prices of SBI PO & Clerk mock test package.

SBI PO & Clerk Preparation tips & strategy

Sections

SBI PO & Clerk Preparation tips & strategy

English Language

  • A lot of practice of long and lengthy comprehensions is a must.

  • Work hard on your vocabulary/words by reading English books/novels, newspapers such as The Hindu and The Economic Times.

  • Practice Grammar by taking online quizzes and mock drills/tests.

Data Analysis and interpretation

  • Practice medium to high level questions daily to qualify in this section.

  • Invent your own shortcuts and techniques to quickly sole questions.

Reasoning, Computer Aptitude and Financial Awareness

  • Get a good grip on basic concepts and topics.

  • Online mock tests/series/packages are highly recommended.

GK and Marketing

Learn about all the recent updates and current affairs.

This article on SBI PO & Clerk mock test package, Preparation tips & strategy ensures you are well acquainted with the SBI examinations.

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SBI PO Exam Reasoning Preparation Tips

SBI PO is an examination conducted by the State bank of India for the recruitment of Probationary Officers. It is one of the most prestigious and sought after banking jobs in India, with over 10 lakh aspirants every year. In this article, you will be provided with the necessary information and tips to tackle the reasoning section of this exam.

The SBI PO examination is conducting in three phases:

  • Phase 1 : Preliminary Exam
  • Phase 2 : Mains Exam
  • Phase 3 : GD and interview

SBI PO Reasoning Section Pattern

There are various sections In the SBI PO examination and in order to clear this examination, you need to clear the individual cut-offs for the various sections. The pattern for the reasoning section is as follows:

Prelims Pattern

  • No. of questions : 35
  • Total marks : 35

Mains Pattern

The reasoning section is clubbed with the computer knowledge section in the mains exam of SBI PO.

  • No. of questions : 45
  • Total marks : 60
  • Total time : 60 minutes

SBI PO Preparation Tips for Reasoning Section

Important Topics

Reasoning is a test of one’s mental aptitude and problem solving skills. Unlike mathematical skills, it cannot be learnt by application of formulas. The only strategy to tackle the reasoning section effectively is to practice as many questions as possible. But with adequate practice, it can become the most scoring section in the exam. The most important questions from this section are on the topics such as:

  • Seating Arrangements
  • Syllogism
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Directions
  • Blood Relations
  • Analogy
  • Classification
  • Series problems
  • Ranking
  • Data sufficiency


 

Suggested tips

Previous year’s trends suggest the following weight age of marks for the different types of questions in the reasoning section:

Topic

Average no. of questions

Blood relations

3-4

Coding-Decoding

5

Seating Arrangement (linear)

5

Puzzle

5

Mixed arrangement

5

Syllogism

5

Inequalities

5

Direction Sense

2


 

  • For Coding-Decoding and alphabet series, it is better if you write down the alphabets and then attempt to solve these questions.
  • Use Venn diagrams to solve Syllogism questions.
  • Blood relations questions check your cognitive skills and are relatively easy topics.
  • Seating arrangement, Assertion and reasoning and directions constitute a major portion of reasoning and must be practised thoroughly.

So, the basic mantra to score well in the reasoning section is to practice, practice and practice.


 

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