Weightage for Topics

If you understand the weightage given to each topic, you can systematically categorise between topics you need to focus on for more score. Additionally, this will also allow you to judge which topics having more weightage are those you know well.

Topic Weightage
Coded/Mathematical Inequalities 5
Syllogisms 5
Coding & Decoding 5
Circular Seating Arrangement 5
Linear Seating Arrangement 5
Blood Relations 2 – 4
Directions & Distances 2 – 3
Ordering & Ranking 2 – 5
Arrangement & Pattern 0 – 5
Double Line-up 0 – 5
Scheduling 0 – 5
Analogy 0 – 2
Classification 0 – 3
Data Sufficiency 0 – 3
Series 0 – 2

Make sure that you are thoroughly familiar with the syllabus. Because of it you can know what exactly to expect. Furthermore, you will also understand the difficulty level of each topic. 

Preparation Strategy

Coded/Mathematical Inequalities
  • In Mathematical Inequalities, know what each symbol means.
  • Focus on the details because you can lose marks otherwise.
  • Practice them as much as you can.
Coding & Decoding
  • Pay attention to the numbers and alphabets in the given code.
  • Check whether the sequences in the questions are in an ascending or descending order.
  • Look for rules or patterns that the questions might follow. This will give you definite answers due to conceptual understanding.
Seating Arrangement (Circular & Linear)
  • In Circular, do questions of Uni- & Bi-directional problems on circular, square, rectangular, hexagonal tables.
  • In Linear, do questions of Single or Double rows facing each other/ away from each other/ in the same direction.
  • Because there are no tricks and shortcuts for this type of question, you need to practice a lot.
  • Developing a good grasp of concepts is what you can do to ace this topic.

Ordering & Ranking
  • In ordering and ranking arrangement questions, position/rank of a person from left-right/top-bottom of a row/class is to be determined or rank/position is given & total number of persons is to be calculated.
Blood Relations
  • Questions related to Blood Relations are very easy if you pay attention to the details. Hence, all you need is properly analysing given information.
Directions & Distances
  • These types of questions are less time consuming but there is a possibility of high accuracy.
  • Before solving, consider all eight directions. Because this will be helpful in solving easily.
  • Assume you are facing North since this will simplify the sum for you.
  • In rotation-based questions, rotate the person in clockwise or anticlockwise direction relative to the direction they were facing last according to the question.
Data Sufficiency
  • Moderate accuracy is possible. Hence, you need intense practice here.
  • Questions in this topic can be about Ordering & Ranking, Blood Relations, Coding in Fictitious Language, Circular Arrangements, Directions & Distances, Ages & Birth-dates.
Arrangement & Pattern, Double Lineup, Scheduling, Series
  • These questions are basically odd man out.
  • Ensure your vocabulary is good enough because you will have to differentiate between the given concepts.
  • Pay attention to the words.
  • They can be quite time-consuming sometimes. Therefore, have a proper time management strategy.
  • Practice clean-charting and a step-by-step methodology for all these questions.
  • Additionally, do the questions you are familiar with first because your time will be saved.

  • The task in analogy is to compare to infer similarity in the given components.
  • Practice many questions since they will help you in knowing how to identify relationship between two elements by using their similar aspects.
  • Also give sufficient time to solving these questions since they can be tricky and the relationship will not be straightforward.
  • These questions are basically odd man out.
  • Ensure your vocabulary is good enough because you will have to differentiate between the given concepts.
  • Pay attention to the words.


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