How to Prepare Reasoning for SBI Clerk
How to Prepare Reasoning for SBI Clerk 2018

How to Prepare Reasoning for SBI Clerk 2018?

How to Prepare Reasoning for SBI Clerk 2018. The SBI Clerk 2018 exam is scheduled to be held in the month of March / April 2018. In this article, we would be looking at the reasoning section in detail and give a preparation strategy for the same. With just about 2 months to go for the exam, it is the best time to kick-start your preparation for SBI Clerk 2018. For your assistance, here we bring to you a concise strategy to prepare for Reasoning. This strategy is brought to you by Oliveboard, an online exam preparation platform for banking, government and MBA exams.

  • Exam pattern
  • Important topics for Reasoning
  • Preparation tips

SBI Clerk 2018 Syllabus for Reasoning

  • Inequality
  • Syllogism
  • Alphanumeric & Numeric Series
  • Coding – Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Direction Sense
  • Order & Ranking
  • Seating Arrangement Puzzles
  • Miscellaneous

SBI Clerk 2018 Reasoning: Topic-wise Preparation Tips


It is one of the scoring topics in the reasoning section as it is not very time taking. Broadly, the inequality question type can be categorized as follows:

  1. Direct Inequalities
  2. Coded Inequalities

Practicing a good number of questions from this topic will help you improve both speed and accuracy.

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A new pattern has been introduced in this topic. Here conclusions are given in questions and statements are given in answers. This is known as a reverse syllogism. Practice all question types to master this topic. Watch this preparation video for reverse syllogisms for your reference.

Alphanumeric Series / Number Series / Alphabet Series

The key to this topic is a good observation skill which can only be developed through practice and clear concepts. Learn some shortcuts and common series patterns to be able to identify them quickly.

Seating Arrangement | Puzzles

Practice the questions of linear, circular and square seating arrangements. Some of the most important puzzle types are: floor-based puzzles, calendar related puzzles, scheduling and comparison-based puzzles.

The puzzles and seating arrangement questions consisting of negative information are usually on the tougher side. So, practice them well. Also, for seating arrangement questions, be thorough with the inward-outward facing concepts. Here’s a preparation video for your reference.

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Blood Relations

A technique that many people find useful in solving the blood relation questions is to apply the question to oneself and solve accordingly. A caveat here is, never to assume the gender. Only consider what is mentioned explicitly in the question.

Direction Sense

Learn the concepts of directions, cardinal directions, sunrise, sunset etc. It’s preferable not to solve these questions verbally. Always draw a sketch. Watch this video to learn this topic better.

Order and Ranking

There are rules and formulas for this chapter which you must know to solve them accurately in minimum time. Understand questions of left and right as well as top and bottom and between.

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