Step 1: Read the questions and instructions properly
Candidates often skip over information in the exams. Before starting the test, it is wise to read the instructions carefully.
Multiple-choice tests known as ‘distractors’ provide answer options that are just like the right answer. In other words, these answers are designed to test if you read the information provided properly.
Step 2: Manage your time
The first ten questions in a logical reasoning test are often the easiest. So try to complete them quickly.
This will provide you with extra time when you come to more complex questions afterwards.
Step 3: Read the stimulus carefully
Remember, test-takers often read the stimulus quickly and gloss over key details that lead to errors.
Step 4: The topic of the stimulus hardly matters
When it comes to questions related to science and other technical topics, concentrate less on the topic itself and more on the connections between the assumptions and conclusions.
These questions are more simple than other questions. So, it’s better to ignore the topic and analyse the connection between the conclusion and evidence.
Step 5: Remove all words that are not relevant to the argument
Not all words in the stimulus are important. You need to deal with those words that make up the evidence and conclusion.
The opening lines of the stimulus are neither proof nor confusion, just the introduction of the argument.
Step 6: Study smarter
When you start marking down your answers on practice questions, make sure to distinguish between the questions you are sure of and those you are simply guessing.
If you are not 100% sure on a question, you can mark it with ‘/.’ Even if you are confused between A and B, you could mark it as A/B.
Step 7: Try not to include diagrams too often
Many candidates think that including a diagram is a good idea and can be linked in some way.
Some of the categories where you might prefer using diagrams are parallel reasoning questions and assumption questions. When you become more familiar with the logical reasoning questions, you won’t feel the need to draw diagrams to help you as much.