Reasoning ability is a section where the candidates might be pressed for time at the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) for admission to the central universities in the country. In this section, questions may be based on verbal and nonverbal patterns and logical reasoning.
Verbal reasoning: Questions based on clocks, calendar, relationship patterns and direction falls under this pattern.
Non verbal reasoning: Questions may be asked based on diagrams, finding similarities and choosing the odd one out.
Logical reasoning: The candidates have to infer the answer from statements and assumptions.
These three types of questions are likely to have equal weightage and significance. Here are some tips to make solving questions of logical reasoning easier. An average of 55 seconds should be assigned to find the answer to each question. However, try to solve the easier ones in 20 – 30 seconds. That would give you additional time to tackle the difficult questions. The candidates must remember that the questions are set in a way to deliberately waste your time. Unnecessary information would be included in some questions. If you include this information in your thought process, it might take at least 2 -3 minutes to find the answer. So, it is vital to identify the unwanted information in a question and find the answer quickly by avoiding them. This could help you answer each question in 20 – 30 seconds.
For some questions, there may not be any right answers. So, instead of attempting to find the answer thinking that the question is wrong, it is wise to move on to the next one.
How to prepare
The applicants could rely on good quality guides and books that are designed for banking exams. Along with these magazines, a training CD too is usually available. You could use these to train yourselves within the stipulated time. Video tutorials in Youtube too could be helpful.
Information courtesy: TK Ranan Babu, Competition Exam Trainer.