Reasoning and logic analysis

Topic Reasoning in Competitive tests and Logic analysis

Apart from Maths and English, problem solving skill is tested in modern day leading competitive tests through a relatively new topic Reasoning. Though in daily life use, reasoning involves use of result bearing common sense also, in a formal academic test environment usually there is no place for subjectivity. Thus a number of different types of problems each with precise answers have been designed for testing the pattern recognition skill, analytical skill and logic analysis skill of the student, and are clubbed under the topic Reasoning.

Typically Reasoning includes problems of types, Analogy, Coding-decoding, Family relations, Logic puzzles or even English word, sentence and paragraph analysis.

We will start this new branch with how to solve the relatively more difficult and confusing logic puzzles efficiently in quick time by applying the powerful collapsed column logic analysis technique and then will go on to explore other types of Reasoning problems that require efficient problem solving.

In general stress will be on logic analysis.

How the following posts are organized

All the posts starting with "How to solve..." belong to the top level category of Tutorial. The rest are gathered from other categories of posts because the content of such a post is predominantly rich in Reasoning or Logic analysis. The tutorials are more academic with more detailed explanations.

An example of such other-than-Tutorial category posts is, SBI PO type high level floor stay reasoning puzzle solved few confident steps 1 under subcategory SBI PO which is under top level category Exams. This has been the first post in a series of SBI PO level reasoning puzzles solved and explained in detail under category exams.

A second example of such other-than-Tutorial category posts is, Method based solution of Einstein's logic analysis puzzle whose fish under subcategory Brain teasers which is under top level category Variety. This in fact is the detailed solution of a very popular and large assignment logic analysis puzzle generally known as Einstein's puzzle or Einstein's riddle that we solved applying the efficient Collapsed column logic analysis technique.

This series of posts starts with first presentation of the Collapsed column logic analysis technique in How to solve difficult SBI PO level reasoning puzzles in a few simple steps 1.

The posts appear in latest first time sequence.


Bank PO type basic floor based reasoning puzzle solved in a few steps 3

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In this third session on reasoning puzzles for Bank PO exams, the puzzle chosen is a floor stay puzzle at basic level. To solve this relatively easy puzzle, you need nevertheless to deal with the basic complexity that we face in solving floor stay type reasoning puzzles...

SBI PO type high level floor stay reasoning puzzle solved in confident steps 11

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In this 11th session on solving reasoning puzzles of SBI PO type, the puzzle chosen is a floor stay reasoning puzzle of high level. To solve this relatively hard puzzle, analysis of the problem, precise selection of the right conditional statement sequence to execute and involved multi-variable elementary logic analysis are required. Overall, this is a good puzzle to solve because of its considerable amount of learning potential...

How to solve high level box positioning reasoning puzzle for SBI PO quickly 9

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In this ninth tutorial session, while solving a high level hard box positioning reasoning puzzle, detailed logic analysis on placement of temporary bonded member structures onto the main logic table provided the breakthroughs...

How to solve high level nine position circular seating reasoning puzzles for SBI PO quickly 8

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In this eighth tutorial session, while solving a high level nine person circular seating reasoning puzzle, we will give more time to analysis of all the logic conditions together. With a feel of the nature of the problem then, we will identify the main barrier to the problem, select the most promising logic conditions to process first, and take the next steps to remove the main barrier...

How to solve high level circular seating arrangement reasoning puzzles for SBI PO quickly 7

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In this seventh tutorial session, while solving a high level circular seating reasoning puzzle, we will be giving more time to analysis of all the logic conditions together. With a feel of the nature of the problem then, we will form over logic analysis strategies, select the most promising logic condition to process first...

Reverse cheque puzzle solution

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On finally receiving double the amount he wrote in cheque after 20 paise was expended from amount received from bank, Bhabababu understood that the bank cashier must have given rupees for paise written on cheque, and paise for rupees written on cheque. The reversing created a basic confusion in finding the cheque amount...

SBI PO type hard two row seating reasoning puzzle solved in confident steps 10

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In this session while solving a fairly complex two row three object set seating reasoning puzzle of SBI PO level, step by step systematic and quick solution could be achieved mainly by strategic analytical approach in selecting and executing right combination of logic statements at the right time using the minimal compact logic table...

How to solve hard two row seating reasoning puzzles for SBI PO in confident steps 6

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In this session we have adapted yet again the collapsed column concept to represent the logic table in minimal form while solving a fairly complex two row seating reasoning puzzle of SBI PO level. However, step by step systematic and quick solution could be achieved mainly by strategic analytical approach in selecting and executing right combination of logic statements at the right time...

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