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Reasoning Ability


Reasoning Ability for SBI PO, IBPS PO, SBI Clerk, RRB, etc.

Reasoning ability – Reason is the capacity for consciously making sense of things, establishing and verifying facts, applying logic and changing or justifying practices, institutions and beliefs based on new or existing information.

Reasoning is associated with thinking, cognition, and intellect. The philosophical field of logic studies ways in which human’s reason formally through argument. Reasoning may be subdivided into forms of “logical reasoning” (forms associated with the strict sense) and other modes of reasoning considered more informal such as “intuitive reasoning” and “verbal reasoning”.

competitive examinations

To knowing the thinking power of candidates in most the competitive examinations like SBI PO, IBPS PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS Clerk, SBI Associate PO, CAT, IBPS RRB, SSC CGL, NICL AO, NIACL AO, LIC AAO, etc. are conducting on Reasoning ability.

In competitive examinations we concentrate on logical reasoning. Informally logical reasoning has subdivisions.

Generally the following topics will cover the reasoning ability syllabus. All exams don’t have all the topics. Based on examination syllabus choose and practice the topics.

  • Inequalities
  • Ordering and Ranking
  • Directions & Distances
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Syllogisms
  • Circular Seating Arrangement
  • Linear Seating Arrangement
  • Double Line Up
  • Scheduling
  • Grouping and Selection
  • Analogy or Similarity
  • Arrangement of Words
  • Blood Relationship
  • Classification
  • Series
  • Symbols and Notations

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Intuitive reasoning

The word ‘intuition’ comes from the Latin verb ‘intueri’ translated as “consider” or from the late Middle English word ‘intuit’, “to contemplate”. Intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without proof, evidence or conscious reasoning or without understanding how the knowledge was acquired. Different writers give the word “intuition” a great variety of different meanings, ranging from direct access to unconscious knowledge, unconscious cognition, inner sensing, inner insight to unconscious pattern-recognition and the ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning.

Verbal reasoning

Verbal reasoning deals with understanding and reasoning using concepts framed in words. It aims at evaluating ability to think constructively, rather than at simple fluency or vocabulary recognition.

Verbal reasoning tests of intelligence provide an assessment of an individual’s ability to think reason and solve problems in different ways.

Verbal reasoning tests are often used as entrance examinations by schools, colleges and universities to select the most able applicants. They are also used by a growing number of employers as part of the selection/recruitment process. For example Group discussion and telephonic rounds.

Large no. of graduate training schemes are increasingly using verbal reasoning tests (verbal) to distinguish between applicants. The types of verbal candidates face in these assessments are typically looking to assess understanding and comprehension skills.

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