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Reasoning section in IBPS exam is another important category of questions like the Quantitative Aptitude, which helps in scoring good marks. This section judges a person’s intellectual ability and how well he/she can think based on certain given facts. IBPS Reasoning section mainly contains logical reasoning questions and is a general part of IBPS Common Written Examination. Both IBPS preliminary exam and mains exam have reasoning section and those who aims to crack IBPS PO or Clerk exam need to have a good understanding of this section. Generally, the reasoning questions are divided into two parts namely verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning questions.

Number of questions in IBPS Reasoning section:

The Reasoning Ability section in both IBPS PO and Clerk preliminary exam contains questions which will test the reasoning ability of a candidate. But, for the main exam there is a difference in the number of questions asked. IBPS PO main exam contains a total of 50 reasoning questions and 1 mark will be given for every right answer. But when it comes to IBPS Clerical main exam, there will be only 40 reasoning questions in this section with the mark scheme remaining same as that of PO exam.


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IBPS Verbal Reasoning questions:

In verbal reasoning questions, the candidates will be provided with short passages and few statements. The candidates will be asked to mark a True, False or Cannot Say options towards each statements. Verbal reasoning includes questions related to coding decoding / blood relation / sitting arrangement / making series and syllogism. The questions based on blood relation, coding and decoding are some of the frequently asked questions. If you clearly follow the question statements and have a clear understanding of all the question patterns, you will be able to solve them easily without wasting much time.

IBPS Non-Verbal Reasoning questions:

Non-verbal reasoning questions uses diagrams rather than numbers, words etc. to explain the ideas. Questions to find out the missing figures, patterns after providing a series of numbers or letters arranged in sequences are usually asked types. Non-verbal reasoning questions are considered as the type of questions that are used to find out the basic intelligence level of a person. Non-verbal reasoning includes questions related to making series / analogy and classification etc.

IBPS Verbal Reasoning syllabus:

The verbal reasoning section contains questions based on the topics like Number series, Letter & symbol series, Statement and Argument, Logical problems, Verbal reasoning, Blood Relations and Making judgments.

IBPS Non-Verbal Reasoning syllabus:

The Non-verbal reasoning section contains questions based on the topics like Series test, Classification, Odd figures and miscellaneous test.