How To Prepare Reasoning For SSC CGL Exams

By | 09/06/2019

Staff selection commission(ssc) conducts various exams every year to fill vacancies in center government offices. SSC CGL is flagship exam of the ssc and every year lakhs of candidates apply for this exam. Other exams of the ssc is cch chsl, ssc cpo si, ssc stenographer, JD, and junior Hindi translator etc.Due to very tough competition you can’t afford to lose a single marks. You can’t neglect any subject. In this article i am going to talk about ssc cgl but this post applies to all ssc exams. The only difference is number of questions. Difficulty level across all the exams is almost same. So, lets quickly have a look at the tier -1 exam pattern of ssc cgl. Reasoning is asked in only tier-1 exams. There is no reasoning in tier-2 exam of cgl.

SubjectNo. of questionsMarks
Reasoning2550
Quantitative aptitude2550
GK/GS2550
English2550

In this post we are going to discuss how to score full marks in ssc reasoning. Reasoning is the very high scoring section of the whole paper. It takes less time to solve as compare to other section of the papers and chances of correct answer is also high. It really doesn’t matter from which educational background you are and how your preparation level is. One can always score high in ssc reasoning with little effort and right direction.

Snapshot of ssc reasoning question is given below.

Advantage Of Reasoning –

  1. Less time taking subject compare to others in exam.
  2. Doesn’t require dedicated study or effort like other subjects such as Maths or English.
  3. Hundred percent accuracy can be achieved.
  4. You can learn or practice this subject on the go.
  5. You don’t need coaching for ssc reasoning.
  6. This is a deciding factor in your selection as it takes less time and gives high marks. Risk to reward ratio is best here.

Syllabus Of SSC Reasoning –

General Intelligence & Reasoning:It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figure classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc. The topics are, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Figure Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/Number Classification, Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figure Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/pattern-folding & un-folding, Figure Pattern-folding and completion, Indexing, Address matching, Date & city matching, Classification of centre codes/roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other sub-topics, if any.

Tips To Score High In SSC Reasoning –

  1. Learn square and cubes of numbers.they will help you directly in exam. as many times question can be solved directly or indirectly by using cubes and squares of numbers.
  2. Learn the position of alphabets and their opposites. for example opposite of A is Z.
  3. Don’t spend too much time on single question. If you are not able to solve a reasoning question leave it and attempt it later in exam. Students have reported many time that when they attempted left question later on, the logic strike them immediately. This way they saves their time and solve questions as well.
  4. If you have more than four months in exam, you can practice reasoning simply by solving mock tests. Just Learn the method to solve the questions which you do wrong in the mock test. Take notes of those questions.
  5. One or two questions must be there to eat your time. They contains most absurd logic. So, if encounter such questions leave them. Remember each question contain equal marks. You are not going to get extra marks for solving difficult questions. So, don’t take questions to your ego.
  6. Just solve previous year question paper for learning reasoning.This is more than enough. Remember it is paper of reasoning and you have to apply little common sense, that’s all.
  7. no series and alphabet series is important. Practice them as much as possible. as the more you practice, the more logic you will learn.
  8. Direction related questions are easy. Just remember the direction correctly.
  9. Don’t assume anything by yourself. Just focus on the given question and try to find out logic in the given data then apply the same logic to solve your question.
  10. Don’t bind yourself to previously learnt logic. Just keep your mind open to learn and find out new logic as actual exam may contains logic which you have never encountered before.
  11. Paper cutting and embedded figure questions may be bit tricky so solve them carefully.
  12. The ideal time to solve 25 questions of reasoning is 10-12 minutes.

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