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How to get recruited by knowing reasoning

It is a form of psychometric testing which is widely used for recruitment process. Reasoning ability tests is to analyse candidate’s mental ability and logical reasoning and this test are to measure non-verbal skills, it is kind of thinking about verifying facts, apply your logic, changing, beliefs based on the new or existing information. Mainly reasoning is linked with thinking and intellect. Those test are involves grammar which include spelling, sentence, completion and comprehension.

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Reasoning is very common and essential topic in any competitive exams. It means the action of thinking something in a very logical and sensible manner. People who have preparing for competitive exams should have to practise on reasoning also. Generally reasoning has four sections.

  • Verbal reasoning
  • Non verbal reasoning
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Logical reasoning

Verbal reasoning

It checks your skills in understanding the concept of framed works. It is not vocabulary or fluency but it is a test of ability to think constructively. Verbal reasoning question is asked by following topics:

  • Blood relations
  • Data sufficiency
  • Logical sequence of words
  • Puzzle test
  • Series completion
  • Coding and decoding
  • Direction sense
  • Number, ranking and time sequence
  • Seating arrangement

Nonverbal reasoning

It is a huge part in reasoning. In every competitive exam must contains questions from non verbal reasoning. Non verbal reasoning topics are us follows:

  • Analogy
  • Classification
  • Embedded figures
  • Grouping of identical figures
  • Paper cutting
  • Pattern matching
  • Series
  • Analytical
  • Cube and dice
  • Figure matrix
  • Mirror images paper folding
  • Rule detection
  • Water images

Analytical reasoning

This will test your ability to analyse a given situation. Understanding of words used is necessary for this. Analytical topics are as follows:

  • Inequalities
  • Syllogism
  • Machine input

Logical reasoning

It is thought process where you have to apply logic statements to find out a answer. Logical reasoning topics are as follows:

  • Cause and effects
  • Statement course of action
  • Statement assumption

Examples of reasoning questions?

  1. Identify the odd one out

One out

  1. Identify the missing square



To tackle logical reasoning should being a activate reader which means thinking about what you are reading such as paraphrasing the complicated parts, determining the topic, scope, the purpose and passage structure and you itself asking to yourself.

Understanding assumption

Reasoning question which involves identifying an assumption. An assumption bridges the gap between an argument evidence and also be a conclusion. This is a support which is requires for the conclusion to remain. You can check whether a statement is necessarily assumed or not. The choice is essential assumption if the argument is unaffected the choice is wrong.

For example:

“Edward plays badminton for Epsom high school therefore Edward must be over six feet tall”.

In above statement the second sentences are the conclusion and the first sentence is the evidence for it. In this case the argument is not complete. The piece which is missing is the assumption.

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