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SBI Clerk Prelims will be held on Jun 22, 2019. This leaves you with only 8 days of preparation. To deal with the intense competition which will be in the fray with you for 8,904 vacancies, you need to be in the top gear of your preparation. Take a series of Mock Tests in this period so that by the time, the exam approaches, you give your best. Also, keep working on your weak areas as you wouldn’t want to take any chance at this point in time. We have come up with some reasoning tips which will definitely come handy to you in the exam. Let’s have a look on the reasoning topics for which we have provided the tips:

# Alphanumeric Series

When answering questions of Alphanumeric series, have a clear idea of what the following terms mean and don’t get confused between them:

1. Following
2. Followed by
3. Preceding
4. Preceded by

# Direction Sense Questions

If you come across direction sense questions, ensure that you remember the below diagram for easy navigation:

Also, when the question has a turning of 90 degrees and 180 degrees, it’s not that much difficult. However, the turning of 45 degrees and 135 degrees are a bit tricky and that’s why we have come up with the below table:

### Directions (When turning 45 degrees)

Existing Position New Position
Anti-clockwise Clockwise
E N-E S-E
W S-W N-W
N N-W N-E
S S-E S-W

### Directions (When turning 135 degrees)

Existing Position New Position
Anti-clockwise Clockwise
E N-W S-W
W S-E N-E
N S-W S-E
S N-E N-W

# Blood Relationship Questions

Blood relationship questions can easily be solved by making a diagram as you read the question. Make it a habit of putting distinct symbols for males & females (+ & -) and vertical arrows for generation gaps. The equal sign can be used to represent the relationship between a couple.

# Inequality Questions

Remember the below rules which might help you to get a quick solution when solving Inequality questions:

If A >= B & B > C then A > C can be concluded

If A <= B & B < C then A< C can be concluded

If A = B & B >= C then either A > C or A = C can be concluded

If A = B & B <= C then either A < C or A = C can be concluded

# Ranking & Ordering

When solving the questions of ranking & ordering, use the below formulas

### Type I

1) Total number of persons in an order = {(sum of the position of same person from both sides i.e. left and right sides) – 1}

2) Position of a person from opposite side = {(Total no. of persons in an order – Position of same person from given side) +1}

### TYPE II

1) Total no. of persons in an order = No. of persons after or before the given person in a row + Position of same person from the other side.

2) No. of persons after or before the given person in a row = Total no. of persons in an order – Position of same person from other side

### TYPE III:

No. of students between two different persons = Total no. of students – (Sum of positions of two different persons from opposite sides)

### TYPE IV:

No. of students between two different persons = (Sum of positions of two different persons from opposite sides) – Total no. of students – 2

### TYPE V:

If the total no. of students is asked and the positions of different persons from any side are given then it will always be a case of ‘data inadequate’.

Remember that practice should be the forefront of your preparation at this point in time. So, keep taking Mock Tests and practice until perfection.

Wishing you All the Best for your preparation and for the exam!

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