How to Prepare Reasoning for RRB NTPC 2019 Exam?

By Neha Uppal|Updated : September 5th, 2020

RRB NTPC Reasoning Ability: Reasoning is the most underestimated subject when it comes to RRB NTPC exam preparation. It is generally neglected by the aspirant. Well, many of us do not give much importance to the subject thinking that it can be prepared in a few days time prior to the exam. But the truth is that it is scoring only if you practise it with same zeal that you show in preparing for other subjects. Before moving ahead, let us take a glance at the pattern of RRB NTPC exam

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RRB NTPC Stage I Exam Pattern

General Awareness404090 Minutes
General Intelligence and Reasoning3030
  • Each question will carry 1 Mark.
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.33 marks.

How to Prepare Reasoning for RRB NTPC 2019

Moving further, let us discuss the important topics and tips to master them.

Statements & Conclusion
Blood Relation
Clock & Calendar
Ranking & Order
Paper Folding
Word Formation
Mathematical Operations
Missing Number
Rearrangement of Alphabets (to form a meaningful word)
Distance & Direction


Statements & Conclusion: This is one such topic that tests one's ability to draw conclusion from the provided statements. However, if you do not take the statement to be true and apply your own knowledge then you may lose points. To avoid this problem take the statements to be true as they are, and based on that try to draw conclusion. 

Blood Relation: Apply Blood Relation by making a family tree. It will make it easier.

Clock & Calendar: There are some tips and tricks for this topic. You must learn it and apply them wherever possible.

Ranking & Order: Candidates must go through the topic once and avoid applying wrong formula or calculating using wrong data in haste. 

Analogy: In this section, you have to relate the meaning from the question and choose the answer out of the given options. Always go through all the given options. Sometimes, we change our answer after going through all the options.  Follow the given systematic approach to find out the answer.

Classification: This section is all about finding the odd option i.e. words or letters or numbers which are different from the remaining three options. For this, you must know the basics like squares or cubes or prime numbers or static gk etc. You must be able to differentiate all the aspects asked.

Paper Folding: Try to be attentive while attempting these questions as options are very similar. If you get confused, just tear a small piece of paper and apply the directions given in the question. You will get the answer in 10 seconds.

Matrix: Do not waste time on this question just try to eliminate options and reach the answer as early as possible. 

Mathematical Operations: Follow the BODMAS rule. Do not solve the question in haste. 

Coding - Decoding: Try to decode the pattern by going through the data given in the question.

Dictionary: Four or five words will be given in the question. Follow the alphabetical order & arrange all words according to the order of words in the dictionary.

Series: Different kinds of series are asked in the examination. You must acquaint yourself with all the kinds by practicing on a daily basis. 

Word Formation: It is the easiest one but you may be confused in "can be formed" and "cannot be formed". Read the question carefully.

Missing Number: Be careful while attempting this question. Try as many as patterns you can but fast. 

Distance & Direction: Assume any direction and solve the question according to that assumed direction. Make the basic direction North, West, East, South chart and then apply the question in the diagram.

Alphabet rearrangement: This is one of the favorite topics among students. Here, you have to arrange the alphabet to form a meaningful word. This is solely based on your practice and word knowledge. Sometimes, questions are formed where in you have to find out the number of meaningful words that can be formed after word rearrangement.

After you follow all the instructions mentioned above, let us now discuss how we can improve the scores in this section. 

Maintain your diary of notes

Maintaining your own notes is the best possible way to tackle any subject. You can go through various video lessons on BYJU'S Exam Prep to enhance your learning. Go through this diary daily until it gets imprinted into every nerve fiber of your brain.

Practise enough quizzes

Practising quizzes is the only way out to master this subject. Continuous practise of quizzes and mock tests will eventually reflect on your final scores. 

Analyse your weaknesses

If you are stuck at one or two topics, try to work on it the same day itself. Do not pile the topics for future. Start Today!!!

Go through the study lessons

We have provided free video lessons on different topics concerning the subject. You can go through them and prepare accordingly. 

Solve Previous Years' Papers

It is advisable for every aspirant to go through various previous years' papers to check the level of the questions asked in the examination. Do not waste your precious money in buying books rather download the previous year papers and start practising each section straight away. You can then follow it up with mock tests. 

Having discussed all the important topics, we would still press on the importance of practising quizzes and mock tests to make this section your strength. 

Gain confidence by practicing mock tests on a weekly basis. This will help you in gaining confidence and not repeating the same mistakes in the final exam. It will also help you in knowing your strong and weak areas. Make it a habit of taking mock tests at least twice a week for better results. 

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Neha UppalNeha UppalMember since Oct 2018
4+ Years of experience as a mentor and content developer for SSC & Railways exam. Cleared various exams including SSC CHSL & SSC CGL exams.
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