How to prepare Reasoning for IBPS SO

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How to Prepare Reasoning for IBPS SO


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Institute of Banking Personnel is conducting exam for Specialist Officers in Various Trades for various organisation.The organisation includes This exam has been scheduled on 28th January 2016 and 29th January 2016.

Various Officer Includes in this exam are-

IT Officer, Law Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR Personnel Officer, Rajya Sabha Adhikari, Marketing Officer, Chartered Officer,Finance Executive etc.

Banks Covered by IBPS for Specialist Officer-

Allahabad Bank, Canara Bank, Indian Bank, Syndicate Bank, Andhra Bank, Central Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank, UCO Bank, Bank of Baroda, Corporation Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Union Bank of India, Bank of India, Dena Bank, Punjab National Bank, United Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra, IDBI Bank, Punjab & Sind Bank and Vijaya Bank .

Who can apply for Specialist Officer- There are three conditions which have to be satisfy by the candidates who want to appear for IBPS SO Exam.

  1. Any Candidate who is citizen of India, or a subject of Nepal or Bhutan , A tibetan Refugee  who came over india before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently setting in india and a person of indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan,Burma,East african countries of Kenya,Sri Lanka,Uganda,Zambia,Malawi,Zaire,Ethiopia and Vietnam and the United republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar) with the intention setting in india permanently can apply.
  2. Minimum age should be 20 years and Maximum age should be years.*

Note- There is a age relaxation as per government rules for various category.

  1. At Least graduate in their relevant field.Post graduates can also apply.

Exam Pattern- There is a online test for this exam.

IBPS Preliminary Exam Pattern for IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, HR/ Personnel Officer, Marketing Officer (Scale I)

Sr No.Test NameQns.MarksDuration
1Reasoning353501 hour
2English Language3030
3Quantitative Aptitude3535


IBPS Prelims Paper Pattern For Law Officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari

Sr No.Test NameQns.MarksDuration
1Reasoning353501 hour
2English Language3030
3General Awareness3535

IBPS Specialist Officer Mains Exam Pattern

Sr No.Test NameQns.MarksDuration
1Professional knowledge10010001 hour

Common topic for each trade are- English and Reasoning are common topic for each exam of SO.

Each common subject contains 50 questions and Reasoning contribution in overall marks is second highest after Professional Knowledge.

Importance of Reasoning – Reasoning is very important topic for any government exam as it play a very vital role in overall marks. Every government exam takes Reasoning as an important test because by this they check mental ability and logical ability of Candidates. Through reasoning they check your data analysing ability, decision making power and Time Management Skill.

Very Important Topic of Reasoning for IBPS SO Exam-

  1. Sitting Arrangement
  2. Non Verbal Reasoning
  3. Blood Relation
  4. Data Sufficiency
  5. Inequality
  6. Input Output
  7. Coding Decoding
  8. Syllogism
  9. Logical Reasoning
  10. Puzzle Test

These are some other topic which are also important for this exam- logical Diagram, Analogy and Distance and Direction.

How to Prepare Reasoning for IBPS SO- As you have understood the importance of Reasoning for SO, you should give more attention to this subject. Firstly you should focus on very Important topics after that you should prepare important topic.

As we know that Reasoning is a very time consuming section. You should prepare each topic with timer. Check consumed time for each question. Note down your time with each attempt. Try to decrease time in second attempt and so on. Follow these steps till you able the answer 1 question in 1 minute.

Follow different different shortcut tricks and Methods to answer the questions. Find the best trick and make a habit to use that method only.

Best of Luck for Exam

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