7 Tips to Crack Logical Reasoning Successfully

Posted by Examsmate.com on 23rd, September, 2018


7 Tips to Crack Logical Reasoning Successfully

Logical reasoning in IBPS needs special attention as you need to understand the argument, pattern or logic in a particular question. Since all competitive exams have logical reasoning section, it is important to know how to crack the questions successfully.

Moreover, when you do this section well, it can get you high scores easily. Make sure that you maintain the accuracy level as attempting several questions in a row within the restricted time can be overwhelming even to the most capable person.

Tip 1: Practice well

Logical reasoning generally correlates to general intelligence. But when you practice properly,you will be more familiar with the pattern of questions and identify strategies to solve the questions easily. Practice tests available online help you familiarize with the pattern.

Tip 2: Have a checklist

While preparing, make a checklist of the important strategies you have gleaned from taking the practice tests and the other resources. Rules governing numbers, shapes, size, etc., and other such tips should be noted down and used to solve the questions in a methodical way.

Tip 3: Focus

Make sure you focus on a single rule even if the question has jumbled-up data that is intended to distract you. By focusing, you will be able to work out the significant part and ignore the rest.

Tip 4: Use time wisely

Sometimes a question may seem too complicated to you. While you may be tempted to have a go at it, remember the negative markings and curb your impulses. Move on to other questions and come back to the question later if you have time.

Tip 5: Look at the answers

When you are struggling to identify the pattern in the questions, sometimes you may find the clue you are looking for in the answers itself. Check out the answers for themes or patterns. You will be surprised to spot such answers in many logical reasoning questions.

Tip 6: Verbal logic

To attempt the verbal logic test, you need to understand the short passage, analyse the arguments, evaluate, and then manipulate with the evidence provided to arrive at the answer. The ideal approach is to read intently, paraphrase the complex parts, decide on the purpose, scope, and structure of the passage, the voice of the author and ask questions on your own about the passage.

Tip 7: Tackling assumption questions

Identifying the assumption in a question is another difficult part in logic reasoning. The assumption links the evidence in the argument with the conclusion. Although assumption is not stated clearly, it is needed to validate the conclusion. So, when you are asked to identify the assumption, you should look for the statement in the question without which the entire argument becomes void.  The denial method is a simple way to solve such questions. You can negate or deny a statement to see whether the argument becomes void.

To ensure success in the logical reasoning, having consistent practice is crucial. You need to dedicate a particular span of time daily for the practice if you want to see good results. Practice tests and mock tests offer the ideal opportunity to brush up your logical reasoning capability.