Reasoning tricks and Strategy for SSC CGL

Reasoning tricks and Strategy for SSC CGL

Reasoning tricks and Strategy for SSC CGL.Reasoning, mildly put can turn out to be your golden goose. You can either score heavily or waste a lot of time and still score less. This section rewards your hard work and training. The more you have prepared, the better you score.

Many of you are comfortable and have a good command over reasoning section. However, some candidates don’t know how to tackle this section. So today we are sharing Reasoning Section Strategy for SSC CGL 2017 Exam for you to excel in the section.


Smart Strategy for Reasoning section in SSC CGL Exam

Reasoning is generally a scoring subject as it takes only thinking ability of a candidate. If the candidate is able to apply it, he can easily score well in this section. Unlike numerical skill in reasoning section you don’t have to learn some formula and solve question by applying that formula. You just have to be very careful while answering these questions. This section tests the judgment and other skills related to presence of mind and analytical ability of a candidate.

The most important topics to look out for from this section are: Analogy, Classification, Series problems, Ranking, Sitting Arrangements, Syllogism, Coding-Decoding, Statement and Conclusions, Directions, Blood Relations, Data sufficiency, Assumptions and Direction Sense Test. Questions from paper cutting and folding and mirror images are also asked.

General Tips to crack Reasoning section in SSC CGL exam

Point 1: Always Remember that the given question will be solved by the data given only, don’t make unnecessary assumptions or judgment while solving the problem. Use smart and appropriate tricks and method for solving any problem.

Point 2: Take one topic at a given time, reasoning requires you to think in a certain way and doing 2-3 different types of topics in one go may not be fruitful.

Point 3: Be very careful with words having negative prefixes like non- , un-. They can fool you for facts. So you must read the question very carefully and when you are sure about the question, then find its solution.

Point 4: If you are struck in a particular question and nothing is coming up; try eliminating options as per the information given to get the correct answers. Don’t try to answer all the question because it may lead to negative marking.

Point 5: The understanding of Directions should be accurate i.e. which direction is West, North, East and South.

Point 6: Always Remember the sequencing of alphabets i.e. which alphabet comes after/before the particular alphabet and you should also remember their numerical position as per 1 to 26.

Point 7: Series is the most important topic, but it is also very difficult to master. You should make sure you practice each and every concept thoroughly and try not to rush through the topics.

Point 8: You should also try to imagine the object in 3D like dice and paper folding etc. it will help in solving the such problems.

Point 9: Reasoning problems takes more time than other sections, hence time constraint must be kept in mind while attempting this section

Point 10: If you have prepared well, this section can fetch you 40-45 marks easily in SSC CGL 2016 Exam which can be an important marks to get shortlisted for the next round. So you must prepare well and score well.

Study Material for Reasoning section in SSC CGL Exam

You can take the help of the following Study Material provided by us to have a better understanding of the Reasoning section of SSC CGL 2017 Exam:


How to solve Alphabet Test in Reasoning Section

Short Tricks & Basic Concepts on Direction Test

Tips and Tricks on Analogy (Non Verbal) in Reasoning Section

How to solve Statement & Conclusion Questions in Reasoning Section

How to solve Syllogisms Questions easily in Reasoning Section

Basic Concepts on Logical Arrangement of Words in Reasoning Section

Easy Way to solve Classification Questions in Reasoning Section

How to solve Ranking & Arrangement Questions in Reasoning

Tips and Tricks for Coding – Decoding in Reasoning Section

Short Tricks to solve Time and Calendar related questions in Reasoning Section

Tricks to solve problems related to Series in Reasoning Section

Basic Concepts & Short Tricks to solve Clock related Questions

How to solve Venn Diagram Questions easily in Reasoning Section

How to solve Word Formation questions quickly in Reasoning Section

Basic Concepts on Mathematical Operators in Reasoning Section

How to solve Blood Relation Questions easily

Tricks to solve problems related to Series in Reasoning Section

Machine Input-Output Notes

Statements and Course of Action Notes

Syllogisms Notes

Coding Decoding Notes

Seating Arrangement Notes

Puzzles Notes

Blood Relation Notes

Direction Sense Test and Ranking Notes

Time and Work Notes

How to solve Syllogism Questions Quickly: SSC CGL 2016


Suggested Books

You can also take the help of these books because these books can change your way of thinking.

  • Analytical Reasoning (M K Pandey)
  • Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (R S Aggarwal)
  • Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Hindi (Kiran Publication)
  • A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non-Verbal English (B S Sijwali, Indu Sijwali)
  • Logical & Analytical Reasoning – English (A K Gupta)


All The Best!



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