These days, job opportunities come in the form of a number of competitive exams which are held in, mostly, three stages. are increasing per year. In each of these exams, reasoning questions play an inevitable part in most of the exams. These questions are framed to test the reasoning and logical ability of the candidate. As most of the sessions of exam are timed, to crack the reasoning questions in the speculated time one has to practice different types of questions. To do so, you will need a really good practice book. So, here is the list of five best reasoning books for bank, SSC, RRB, PSC preparation.
Best Reasoning Books for Bank, SSC, RRB, PSC
Here are the list of best Reasoning books for competitive exam preparation like Bank, SSC, RRB, PSC.
1. A new approach to reasoning – B. S Sijwali and Sijwali Arihant
Helps the readers to grasp analytical and non-verbal reasoning.
The book is divided into three sections – verbal, analytical and non-verbal reasoning.
Two leveled exercises for practice.
Over 2000 previous year questions from different competitive exams.
Contains question paper of Bank PO, Clerk, SSC, LIC, RBI, RRB, MAT and MBA.
Detailed solutions for every question in exercise.
The Verbal Reasoning section covers Analogy, Clocks, Calendar, Puzzles, Coding-Decoding, Classification, Number Series, Letter Series, Blood Relations, Clerical Aptitude, etc. whereas, the Analytical Reasoning section covers Statement & Arguments, Statement & Assumptions, Course of Action, Cause & Effects, Syllogism, etc.
The Non-Verbal Reasoning section covers Analogy, Classification, Completion of Figures, Cubes, Paper Folding, Mirror Image, Water Image, Figure Matrix, etc.
2.Analytical reasoning – M.K Pandey
This book designed by keeping in mind various formats and requirements of various competitive exams. It focuses on the basics of logical and reasoning topics. In order to help students, plan their studies effectively, the book is divided into two segments- Reasoning based on logic and reasoning based on rules.
Reasoning based on logic – basics of logic, assumptions, evaluating inferences and forcefulness of arguments.
Reasoning based on reasoning – syllogism, analytical decision, input-output miscellaneous, coded inequalities and problem solving etc
3.Verbal and non-verbal reasoning – Dr. R S Agarwal
This book brings to its readers additional questions, than what was there in the previous editions, from various competitive exams like SSC, SBI – CGL Tier 1, AFCAT, SBI(PO), RBI Grade B.
Questions based on the latest examination patterns.
Has huge number of questions for practice along with the solutions to teach the right approach in solving them.
Solved examples with full explanation which brings out the essence of the topics.
PART-I: VERBAL REASONING
Section-I: General Mental Ability • Series Completion • Analogy • Classification • Coding-Decoding • Blood Relations • Puzzle Test • Sequential Output Tracing • Direction Sense Test • Logical Venn Diagrams • Alphabet Test • Alpha – Numeric Sequence Puzzle • Number, Ranking & Time Sequence Test • Mathematical Operations • Logical Sequence of Words • Arithmetical Reasoning • Inserting the Missing Character • Data Sufficiency • Eligibility Test • Assertion and Reason • Situation Reaction Test • Verification of Truth of the Statement
Section-II: Logical Deduction • Logic • Statement – Arguments • Statement – Assumptions • Statement – Courses of Action • Statement – Conclusions • Deriving Conclusions from Passages • Theme Detection • Cause and Effect Reasoning
• Series • Analogy • Classification • Analytical Reasoning • Mirror-Images • Water-Images • Spotting Out the Embedded Figures • Completion of Incomplete Pattern • Figure Matrix • Paper Folding • Paper Cutting • Rule Detection • Grouping of Identical Figures • Cubes and Dice • Dot Situation • Construction of Squares and Triangles • Figure Formation & Analysis • Additional Questions with Answers
4.Reasoning for competitive exams – Nishit K Sinha
More than 2500 questions for practice.
Includes questions from last 23 year’s previous papers.
Contains 3 mock tests to examine exam readiness.
Section 1: Verbal Reasoning:
Chapter 1) Statement and Assumptions Chapter 2) Conclusion Chapter 3) Argument Chapter 4) Course of Action Chapter 5) Inference Chapter 6) Cause and Effect Chapter 7) Theme Detection
Section 2: Non-Verbal Reasoning
Chapter 1) Series (Type 1) Chapter 2) Series (Type 2) Chapter 3) Figure Formation from Parts Chapter 4) Analogy Chapter 5) Classification Chapter 6) Figure Matrix Chapter 7) Mirror Images
Section 3: Analytical Reasoning
Chapter 1) Linear Arrangement Chapter 2) Circular Arrangement Chapter 3) Tabular Arrangement Chapter 4) Group Formation Chapter 5) Analogy Chapter 6) Decision Making Chapter 7) Classification Chapter 8) Symbol Based Questions Chapter 9) Arithmetic Reasoning Chapter 10) Series Chapter 11) Problems on Ages Chapter 12) Coding Decoding Chapter 13) Blood Relations Chapter 14) Syllogism Chapter 15) Input Output Chapter 16) Direction Sense Chapter 17) Ranking Tests Chapter 18) Cubes and Dice Chapter 19) Clocks and Calendar Chapter 20) Situation Reaction Test Chapter 21) Alphabet Test Chapter 22) Logical Sequence of Words
Section 4: Mock Tests
5. Multi-dimensional reasoning – Mishra and Kumar Dr.Lal
Contains model questions based on concepts with explanations.
Contains ample questions for practice.
1.Alphabet 2. Coding-Decoding Test 3. Direction-Sense Test 4. Blood-Relation Test 5. Ranking Test 6. Seating Arrangement Test 7. Date, Calendar and Clock 8. Mathematical Operations 9. Mathematical Problems 10. Series Tests 11. Input and Password 12. Analogy 13. Dice 14. Number Analogy Test 15. Matrix 16. Classification 17. Cube and Cuboid 18. Logical Sequence of Words 19. Venn Diagrams 20. Inserting the Missing Character 21. Verification of the Truth of Statement 22. Puzzle Test 23. Inequality 24. Digit Aptitude 25. Statement and Conclusion 26. Statement and Assumptions 27. Courses of Action 28. Statement and Arguments 29. Decision-Making 30. Cause and Effect 31. Inference from the Passage 32. Data Sufficiency 33. Syllogism 34. Miscellaneous Exercise
1.Series 2. Analogy 3. Classification 4. Shortest Route 5. Brick Test 6. Memory Test 7. Mirror-Images 8. Water-Images 9. Paper Folding 10. Paper Cutting and Punching 11. Completion of Incomplete Pattern 12. Spotting out the Embedded Figure 13. Figure Formation and Analysis 14. Figure Matrix 15. Similar Figure Test