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    How to prepare General Intelligence & Reasoning Section for SSC CHSL Tier-I exam

    After recently released notification by SSC on the syllabus of SSC CHSL 2019 exam, it is observed that the section of General Intelligence & Reasoning Section constitutes 25% of the total score in Tier-I exam. This section carries 25 multiple choice questions and will be of 50 marks. Each question will carry 2 marks and 0.50 marks will be deducted as penalty for every wrong answer. This section can be broadly divided into sections- Verbal Reasoning and Non Verbal Reasoning sections.

    The Verbal Reasoning section carries more significance as around 66% of questions are asked from it. The topics of Verbal Reasoning are Series, Ranks, Direction, Arrangement, Coding, Decoding, Analogy and Classification/Odd Pair, Syllogism and Statement Conclusion. On the other hand, Non-Verbal Reasoning section covers the rest of 34% questions and questions are asked from the topics of Figure Formation, Dice, Triangle, Rule Detection, Images, Completion of Pattern, Mirror Images, Figure Matrix and Paper Folding, etc. After scrutinizing and examining both these sections, we can list out the topics from which questions are asked.

    The topics are Semantic Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Trends, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation ,Semantic Classification, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Drawing inferences, Figural Classification, Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding , Semantic Series, Figural Pattern – folding and completion, Number Series, Embedded figures, Figural Series, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Emotional Intelligence, Word Building, Social Intelligence, Coding and de-coding, Other sub-topics, if any Numerical operations.

    Now, let us discuss the preparation tips in detail:-
    1. The topic of Coding-Decoding principally judges the student’s ability of decipher the code language. The given question will be in a form of word and a coded form of word where students are required to decode the logic behind the coding. To find the solution in the form of code, they have to apply the same logic to another given word.

    2. In Logical reasoning segment, the questions from Seating Arrangements will be very important. The questions will be in the format where people will be seating or standing around a circular table and you have to apply logic to answer the asked questions through SSC Coaching Bhubaneswar. The other popular and significant topics are Puzzles, Ranking, Blood Relations and Direction Sense. The understanding of direction sense is difficult but still you have to master it to solve the questions.

    3. The questions based on Syllogism can be puzzling in nature. It is advisable that students should draw Venn Diagrams to avoid any type of confusion. As far as miscellaneous topics are concerned, the popularly asked questions are from topics like Calendar and Clock. The questions tests student’s ability to think and therefore they have to sharpen their analytical and logical skills to perfection.

    4. As far as past experiences of previous year papers is concerned, the popularly asked questions from Non Verbal Reasoning section are Pictorial Analogies, Symbol series, symbolic operations, numeric patterns, spatial relations, space visualizations, Spatial Reasoning, mirror image etc.

    5. While solving questions, the candidates are required not to make unnecessary assumptions as question will be solved by the given data only. Therefore, you should use smart and appropriate methods and tricks to solve these problems and get effective SSC CHSL Test Series.

    To conclude, we should advise every candidate to make a proper study plan and try to practice previous year papers to get an idea of exam pattern. For effective preparations, students can enroll for online coaching classes and should solve maximum mock tests to master every concept. So, work hard, prepare well and succeed in SSC CHSL 2019 exam.

    All the Best!!!


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