[Studyplan] IBPS CWE PO/MT: Reasoning, topicwise analysis, priority topics, syllogism, assumption-inference, sitting arrangement, Non-Verbal, data sufficiencyDevendra Vishwakarma
- IBPS Reasoning: Internal breakup
- Booklist for IBPS Reasoning Preparation
- Priority#1: Sitting Arrangement
- Priority#2: High level Reasoning
- Priority#3: Non Verbal Reasoning
- Priority#4: Input output
- Priority#5: filler topics
IBPS Reasoning: Internal breakup
|Reasoning Area||topic wise breakup||2011||2012|
||Direction based test||1||0|
|subtotal Chart based reasoning||13||18|
||Dictionary based arrangement||2||0|
|subtotal conventional reasoning||12||9|
|Subtotal High Level Reasoning||15||13|
High priority areas for IBPS Reasoning
- Sitting Arrangement
- High Level Reasoning
- Non-Verbal Reasoning
Because in both years, nearly ~40 out of 50 reasoning questions came from these three areas only. Then the only question is how to approach these areas efficiently within given time.
Booklist for IBPS Reasoning Preparation
||Trusted work horse for all bank, LIC, CAPF, PSU, RBI level exams.|
||Not an essential book. But his chapters and explanations for high level reasoning= thorough and useful.|
||IF you are left with free time after going through above books! Although you should go through sitting arrangement, high level reasoning and non-verbal portion of such papers.|
Priority#1: Sitting Arrangement
|Topic and chapter number||RS Aggarwal||MK Pandey|
|Data sufficiency questions related toSitting arrangement/blood relations||17||7|
Here, they’ll give you a big paragraph describing
- How people are sitting in a round table / rectangular table or living in a building. + Additional information like car-brands owned by them, their professions, age, educational qualification etc.
- family members and their relations
- Ranking of students’ weight, height, marks etc.
Then you’ll have to solve 5-7 questions based on the description.
Practice is essential because
- if you make the wrong diagram of sitting arrangement/family relation then all 5 answers will come out wrong=#epicfail through negative marking
- You must solve all 5-7 questions of the given set in one round only. Sometimes people do 3 questions and leave 2 questions pending, hoping that they’ll solve it at the end of exam. But when they come back to same case when barely 10-15 minutes remaining before the exam finish. And still they have to wade through entire description one more time just to solve those two questions=> double majoori, time waste, more chances of making mistakes. Avoid that situation. Try to clear all MCQs of the given set at once. Same advice for Reading comprehension and Data interpretation.
The same “arrangement” question can be asked in data sufficiency format as well.
Observe following Data-Sufficiency Question “set” from previous IBPS exam
- Give answer (1) if the data in Statement I and II are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in Statement III are not required to answer the question
- Give answer (2) if the data in Statement I and III are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in Statement II are not required to answer the question
- Give answer (3) if the data in Statement II and III are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in Statement I are not required to answer the question.
- Give answer (4) if the data in either Statement I alone or Statement It alone or Statement III alone are sufficient to answer the question.
- Give answer (5) if the data in all the Statements I, II and III together are necessary to answer the question.
|Sitting Arrangement||Among six people P, Q, R, S, T and V each lives on a different floor of a six storey building having sixfloors numbered one to six (the ground floor is numbered 1, the floor above it, number 2 and so on and the topmost floor is numbered 6). Who lives on the topmost floor?
|Circular Table||Are all the four friends viz. A, B, C and D who are sitting around a circular table, facing the center?
|Blood Relation||How many daughters does W have?
Priority#2: High level Reasoning
|Topic||RS Aggarwal||MK Pandey|
|Assumption, Inference, cause-effect||section II Logicchapter 2 to 6||1 to 6, 9 and 10|
|Syllogism:to learn the UPUN method, click me||section II Logicchapter 1||11|
- Study the theory, solve all questions given in those books. More than sufficient.
Sample Questions from previous IBPS Exam
- Farmers found using chemical fertilizers in the organic-farming area of their farms would be heavily fined. Which of the following statements is an assumption implicit in the given statement? (An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted.)
- Chemical fertilizers harm the crop.
- A farm’s area for organic and chemical farming is different.
- Farmers who do not use chemical fertilizers in the chemical farming area would be penalized as well.
- All farmers undertake both these kinds of farming (chemical as well as organic) in their farms.
- Organic fertilizers are banned in the area for chemical farming.
- Small brands are now looking beyond local grocery stores and are tying up with Supermarkets such as Big Bazaar to pull their business out of troubled waters. Which of the following can be inferred from the given information? (An inference is something that is not directly stated but can be inferred from the given information)
- Merchandise of smaller brands would not be available at local grocery stores in the near future.
- Smaller brands cannot compete with bigger ones in a supermarket set-up.
- There is a perception among small brands that sale in a supermarket is higher than that of small grocery stores.
- Supermarkets generate more revenue by selling products of bigger brands as compared to the smaller ones.
- Smaller brands have always had more tie-ups with supermarkets as compared to small grocery stores.
Cause-Effect Questions from IBPS-2011
- It has been reported in recent years that a very large number of seats in engineering colleges in the country remain vacant at the end of the admission session. Which of the following may be the probable cause of the above effect?
- There has-been a considerable decrease in hiring of engineering graduates due to economic slowdown in the recent years.
- Students have always preferred to complete graduation in three years, time instead of four years for engineering.
- The Govt. has recently decided to provide post- qualification professional training to all engineering graduates at its own cost.
- There has always been a very poor success rate among the engineering students.
- None of these
- The condition of the roads in the city has deteriorated considerably during the first two months of monsoon and most of the roads have developed big potholes. Which of the following can be a possible effect of the above cause?
- The municipal corporation had repaired all the roads in the city before the onset of monsoon with good quality material.
- A large number of people have developed spine-related injuries after regularly commuting long distances by road within the city.
- The municipal corporation has been careful in choosing the contractors for repairing roads in the past.
- People always complain about potholed roads during the monsoon months.
- None of these
Syllogism Questions from previous IBPS Exams