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7 Tips – Master the Reasoning Section of SSC JE Exam

The Staff Selection Commission has announced the commencement of the SSC JE exam next recruitment. Aspirants willing to appear for the JE exam can fill out the application form till October 30th only. 

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The number of applicants for JE soars each year thus making the competition highly intense. Candidates willing to appear for SSC Junior Engineer must leave no stone unturned to outshine the competition. For this, aspirants need to have a strategic approach towards the preparation and need to master each section with their diligent efforts. 

This article focuses on how candidates can master the reasoning section of the Junior Engineer exam.  Hence to see yourself come out with flying colors in the JE exam follow the article.

Tips to Master the Reasoning For JE Exam

The reasoning section is one where candidates can score the maximum marks if the preparation is done in a systematic manner. If one is good at reasoning, 35 seconds is enough to solve each question. Now, how can you be good at reasoning is highlighted below-

Tip 1 –

No assumption of information – Candidates should carefully read the passage and problem statements given on the question paper. While going through the question all the prejudices and prior knowledge should be kept aside. Without making any assumptions, focus on considering the given problem statement for the particular passage. Also, do take down the important facts without drawing up any secondary shades of the facts.

Tip 2 –

Be careful while making choices – It is important that candidates be cautious while marking the answers for the questions. Especially, when the options are given contain the quantifiers like ‘none’ or ‘all’, etc. These words are NOT the signs of incorrect response choices but appear in both correct and incorrect choices.

Tip 3 – 

keeping time management in mind – To ace any competition it is necessary to utilize time wisely. If candidates come across any question where they are unsure of the answer or if they are facing difficulties in establishing the logic behind any answer they have selected, leave the question temporarily and move further to solve the other questions. They can return to the question again later, after solving the other questions of the section. This strategy is important to keep the mind calm and relaxed during the examination. This not only utilizes time appropriately but maintains confidence at answering. 

Tip 4 –

Pay attention to the words – Candidates while reading the question or paragraph must be careful of words like “all”, “some” “none”, “other than”  “only” or “unless”, etc. These play an important role in determining the facts for the particular passage. Pay attention to negative prefixes as well, such as “non-“, “un-“, or “dis-“. These can be crucial in specifying the basic facts of the paragraph. Establishing the facts of the paragraph lends candidates the necessary tool while eliminating options.

Tip 5 –

Refer to Previous Year Papers – A very important part of reasoning section preparation is to refer to prior years’ papers to understand the weightage of different questions and also get knowledge about the difficulty level of the section. Candidates should try to solve as many practice questions as possible so that they are able to answer a particular question during the main exam without wasting much time in solving it.

Tip 6 –

Practice regularly – Practice is the key to success, though cliche but it is the fat of the matter. Practicing reasoning questions from the past 10 years will give an insight to candidates as to why each choice for the given question is correct. Thus, will help in the actual exam. With enough practice, candidates will be able to boost up their speed and accuracy at solving questions substantially. But, this does not mean that candidates have to work like a mule. While practicing spend quality time on identifying weaker areas and assessing the question types. This will help in becoming comfortable with such types of questions.

Tip 7 –

Experience the simulation – Candidates should take simulated Mock Tests. Taking SSC Junior Engineer mock tests will definitely help them get a fair idea about the status of their preparation level. Mock tests will also enable them to capture their strengths and weaknesses and work on those areas which need improvement.

With a decent amount of practice and strong fundamentals of reasoning, the preparation of reasoning for the Junior Engineer exam will be a cakewalk and candidates will have a good chance of tackling the section easily.

Those appearing for the Junior Engineer exam starting from October 27th can download their SSC JE Admit Card on the linked page. 

Khaleel Ahmad

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.

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