How to Prepare Reasoning for Bank PO Prelims in 2 months

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How to Prepare Reasoning for Bank PO in 2 months.

Hello Friends,

As you know, Preliminary exam for IBPS PO will be conduct in the mid of October (16/10/2016, 22/10/2016 and 23/10/2016 -Tentative dates as mentioned in the official advertisement).From Now approximately 2 months are left for the preliminary exam.

We have to make schedule of all subjects so that we could prepare for all the subjects till the exam date. Here we are giving you some tricks and tasks, by which you can prepare reasoning in just 2 months.

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  1. Firstly we must know the exam pattern of Bank PO preliminary exam-

Preliminary Exam Structure for Bank PO-


Sr No TestName No. of Questions Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 35 35
1 hour
2 English 30 30
3 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35


Total No of Questions-100

Total Marks-100

2)Set the Goal-

Before preparing for the exam, you must set your goal regarding the time duration and number of

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questions you will attempt in  this exam-

As we have 1 hour for all sections.I will suggest you to take 20-25 minutes out for 60 min for reasoning.


Attempt at least 15-20 questions for reasoning  to clear this section.


3)Remember the Penalty Criteria (Negative Marking)-

As you know there is a penalty in the preliminary exam of ibps po.

Penalty rule- one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deduct as the penalty to arrive at corrected score.


So, Attempt only those questions, to which you are very much sure for the answer.


4)Check out the full syllabus and mark the important topics-

For full syllabus of reasoning for IBPS PO – 


Now firstly prepare only important topics as listed below then go for remaining topics-


  1. Sitting Arrangement
  2. Direction and Distance
  3. Blood Relation
  4. Inequality
  5. Order and Ranking
  6. Classification test
  7. Syllogism


In the above list ,”Sitting arrangement” is the vast, important and time consuming topic and most of the questions asked in exam are from this topic. It covers 10 to 12 marks so prepare this topic efficiently.


5)For the above topics find shortcuts and tricks-

Prepare topics with tricks and shortcuts.

Here are some links from which you can learn tricks-


6)Prepare Previous year papers,Model test papers and Practice Sets-

After understanding all the tricks do practice of model test papers, previous year papers and practice set-


For Previous year questions and practice set visit here-


“Best of Luck”


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