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IBPS PO Preparation Tips

IBPS PO Preparation Tips 2019-20 will give important insights in cracking the popular Bank PO exam. The IBPS PO Recruitment Exam is conducted to hire for Probationary officers in the Public banking sector. This post will take you through important IBPS PO Preparation strategies, subject-wise tips, best books to study from and more. The IBPS Bank PO exam is considered to be of Moderate Level Difficulty however the difficulty level of the Bank PO Exam has steadily increased over the years. Every year lakhs of aspirants appear for this exam, hence it is important to be thoroughly prepared. With the help of the right IBPS PO strategy, candidates can expect to clear the exam.

  • The IBPS Exam will be conducted in 3 stages: Prelims, Mains & Interview.  Preliminary Online Test is going to be conducted on 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th October 2019.
  • Aspirant can download the IBPS PO Syllabus to refer to while preparing for the CWE (Common Written Examination).
  • Preliminary Exam is an objective online paper that tests candidates in the English Language, Quantitative/Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability.
  • IBPS PO Prelims Exam - The exam consists of 100 Questions which are to be answered in 60 minutes
  • IBPS Bank PO Negative Marking- For each incorrect answer there is a markdown of 0.25 marks.
  • Sectional Cut Off– Candidates must clear the sectional cut off in the Prelims exam to be eligible for Mains CWE (Common Written Examination).

IBPS PO Preparation Tips

The Subject-wise IBPS Preparation tips & recommended books to study from has been mentioned below. As there is a small window between the prelims & mains exam, candidates hoping to be appointed to the position of Probationary officer should also prepare for Mains Examination beforehand.

  • It is essential to clear the cut off for each stage in order to be appointed as a PO.
  • Appearing candidates can check the Expected IBPS PO Cut Off 2019-20 for Prelims to set a realistic target/goal for the exam.
  • Prepare for the Exam with these Books: Comprehensive guide to IBPS by DISHA Publications and Target IBPS PO by Disha Publications. The subject-wise books for the exam have been mentioned below.

How to prepare for IBPS PO?

Here are some important pointers that will assist in IBPS Preparation for the upcoming exam.

  • Attempt IBPS PO Reasoning Questions to practice for logical and reasoning ability section in the prelims exam.
  • Make sure to be updated about all banking terms, banking related events and updates in the country.
  • Read an English Newspaper to brush up on current events and build on your vocabulary.
  • IBPS PO English Questions with Answers will help in knowing what kind of topics are commonly asked in the exam & also help in practicing fill in the blanks, error detection/sentences, passage, and other important topics.

IBPS PO Selection Process:

The Selection process in IBPS Comprises of Preliminary exam, Mains exam. Candidates who clear the Preliminary exams will qualify for the mains exam. The selection process consists of two stages:

  1. Prelims Exam- Tests candidates in Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude & English. 
  2. Mains Exam- Questions students on Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness (majorly focusing on Economy & Banking).
  3. Interview (Face to Face)- IBPS conducts the interview to test candidates on their presentation, knowledge about Banking, Current Affairs & more.

*The final appointment is done on the basis of marks obtained in the IBPS PO Mains Exam + Interview.

IBPS PO Preparation Tips for Prelims & Mains

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has introduced Sectional timing in IBPS PO Prelims as well as in Mains Exam.  You can have a quick glance at the exam pattern for Prelims below:

Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Qs Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes for each section
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100  1 hour
  • Candidates will have to clear the sectional cut off & the overall cut off to clear the Prelims exam.
  • This is a qualifying section, marks obtained in the prelims are not considered in the final selection.

IBPS PO Preparation Tips for the English Language

Important topics in the English are -

  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Error Detection
  3. Fill in the Blanks
  4. Cloze Test

Important IBPS Preparation Tips to Crack the English Section-

  • The first point of focus should be to Grammar. It is a very essential part of the paper. Take a look at the following Strategies for the best result.
  • IBPS PO English section is generic and with the right preparation, it can be very easy to complete.
  • Reading an English newspaper every day will help in understanding grammar, improve vocabulary and Current Affairs.
  • Improving your Vocabulary takes some time. Make sure to learn 1 new word every day.

Preparation Tips for Quantitative Aptitude

Practice is the key to success in this section. Go through these important topics thoroughly.

Percentage Profit & Loss Speed, Distance & Time Simplification, Age Problems Ratio & Proportion

IBPS PO Strategy to crack the Quant Section has been mentioned below. As the Quantitative aptitude section is considered to be challenging, go through all points thoroughly

  1. The Numerical Ability section is challenging. It is considered to be the toughest section of the exam.
  2. In order to crack the Numerical Aptitude section, make sure to practice it every day.
  3. Attempt as many mock tests as possible.
  4. Make a chart of all the formulas and paste it in your room. Keep going through the formulas whenever you get the time.
  5. Do not miss out on any topic.
  6. Try to give more time to the topics that are tough.
  7. If it gets frustrating, take a short break and then resume after 5-10 minutes.

Preparation Tips for Reasoning Section

Important topics for the Logical Reasoning section are-

Puzzles Seating Arrangement Analogy Coding-Decoding Series
  • The above-mentioned topics are repeated in every IBPS PO CWE (Common Written Examination)
  • Students should cover at least 4 topics from the reasoning section every day.
  • When starting your preparation for the day, revise the topics you covered on the previous day.

*Puzzles being the most frequently asked topic. We have prepared Logical Reasoning Practice Tests for you Download & practice the below mentioned PDF's

The Revised IBPS PO Exam Pattern has merged the computer Aptitude with the Reasoning section. Important topics in the computer aptitude section arePreparation tips for Computer Aptitude

  1. Basics of Hardware and software

  2. Operating system basics
  3. Internet terms and services
  4. Networking and communication

Candidates can make use of the Suggested book for the computer aptitude section: Objective Computer Knowledge & Literacy by Kiran Publication. 

  • Learn all basic computer & networking terminologies.
  • Know about internet functionalities.

General Knowledge and Banking Awareness Preparation Tips

Go through the following important topics

  1. Current affairs related to national and international issues of the last 6 months.
  2. Overview of the Indian Financial System
  3. History of the Indian banking system.
  4. Recent credit and monetary policies

Important preparation tips for IBPS PO GK Section

  • Read the Newspaper regularly to be updated about the current affairs & shifts in the banking sector.
  • Go through the overview of the Indian Economic & financial system.
  • Watch financial news regularly to know of the Indian financial Ecosystem.

IBPS PO Preparation Tips: Mock Test

We have covered the section-wise IBPS PO Preparation Tips above. Let us have a look at a very useful resource for IBPS PO exam preparation: Mock Tests

  • Candidates should attempt to go through as many Mock Tests as possible.
  • Mock tests will help candidates in getting acquainted with the exam pattern.
  • It helps in figuring out the Strong & Weak sections.
  • Preparing candidates can find their weaknesses & focus on improving it.

What are the Best Books for IBPS PO Exam?

Some more of our hand-picked IBPS Bank PO Best books for important subjects is mentioned below-

  1. Quantitative Aptitude by R.S Aggarwal
  2. Objective Computer Knowledge & Literacy by Kiran Publication
  3. Quantitative Aptitude Test for Bank PO by N K Singh by Upkar Publication
  4. English Language by Wren & Martin
  5. Bank PO Solved papers for PO & MT – Kiran Publication
  6. General Awareness category – Mahindra Financial and Banking Awareness.
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SBI Clerk Preparation Tips

SBI Clerk English Section Preparation Strategy

The students can check the following table for preparation tips of SBI Clerk English Exam 2019:

Topics How to prepare
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Word formation
  • Sentence completion/correction
  • Comprehensions and Unseen passages
  • Error detection
  • Passage correction
  • Spelling
  • Problems on English Grammar
  • Idioms
  • Phrases
  • Practice Comprehension passages and unseen passages from online and offline sources
  • Read English Grammar books and online material to understand terminologies
  • Take free Online mock tests to note your mistakes and time
  • In order to solve questions on spotting errors, the first step a candidate should take is to read the complete sentence carefully.
  • In most of the cases, it is easy to detect the error in the first go itself
  • Make shortcuts, tricks to make the learning of words easy, and try to use them in your daily life

SBI Clerk Quantitative Aptitude Preparation Strategy

To prepare well for SBI Clerk Quantitative Aptitude, the students should take a look at the following table:

Topics How to prepare
  • Number system
  • Simplifications
  • Percentages
  • Profit & Loss
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Time & Work
  • Time & Distances
  • Problems on Trains
  • Boats & Streams
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Volume & Surface Area
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Heights & Distances
  • Get mathematics books of class 8th till 12th and start practicing on a daily basis.
  • Take online mock tests topic-wise.
  • Start with the easiest topics as it will boost confidence.
  • Do not get stuck in one type of problem, look for new types and find quicker ways to solve the problem.
  • Write down all the basic formulae and other important details related to these topics for convenience.
  • Well, practice is the key. Revise as much as you can to avoid any mistake.

SBI Clerk Reasoning and Computer Aptitude Preparation Strategy

The following table has preparation tips for SBI Clerk Reasoning. Students must check:

Topics How to prepare
Computer Topics:
  • Operating System
  • Computer H/W and S/W terms
  • Computer Shortcuts
  • MS Office
  • knowledge of Internet & Networks
  • Security Systems
  • Latest Technologies
Reasoning Topics:
  • Analogy
  • Blood relations
  • Seating arrangements
  • Series completion
  • Syllogisms
  • Series
  • Directions
  • Practice (online and offline) reasoning topics consistently.
  • Work on reasoning shortcuts and tricks. ·
  • Read journals and magazines based on computer knowledge published by the government
  • Reasoning Section is too time-consuming. So, keep a check on the time. While practicing, implement your own methods in solving a problem.
  • Keep track of your performance. Mark your strong and weak points. Speed up on the sections you are good at and improve performance where you are lagging behind.

SBI Clerk GK and Financial Awareness Preparation Strategy

For the preparation tips for GK, students must take help from the following table:

Topics How to prepare
  • Marketing and Banking terms
  • Indian Economy
  • Finance Domain Concepts
  • Sports
  • History
  • Geography
  • Indian Culture, Constitution/laws
  • Research & Technology
  • Famous personalities
  • Renowned Awards
  • Current discoveries
  • Subscribe to GK magazines like India Today and newspapers such as Economics Times
  • Download GK and finance based applications that provide knowledge on a daily basis 
  • Take free online mock tests
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IBPS RRB Preparation Tips

Bank Exams are one among the top competitive exams which require a lot of hard work and dedication to crack them. As the IBPS has begun the recruitment process for the RRB examination, here is the detailed IBPS RRB Preparation Tips that will help candidates to score more.

  • According to the recent Notification, the Prelims exam is scheduled from October 2020.
  • IBPS RRB Exam is conducted in two phases: Prelims and Mains
  • Candidates who are appearing for IBPS RRB Prelims can get a complete study plan here and score more.
  • Before beginning with the preparation, it is suggested for all candidates to go through IBPS RRB Exam Pattern carefully.
  • Know about how to prepare for Exam here according to the latest IBPS RRB Syllabus.
  • Check out section-wise preparation, important topics appearing in the question paper, important questions from each topic, and also the best books for studying.
  • Enhance your preparation by solving IBPS RRB Previous Year Question Papers.

IBPS RRB Preparation Tips 2019

As there is a month left for the Prelims exam, it is good to begin preparation now. Start your preparation now to clear the IBPS RRB Cut Off and score more in the Prelims Examination. Here are the detailed Preparation Tips for IBPS RRB Exam prepared by a panel of experts. Follow them to enhance your preparation and skyrocket your marks.

IBPS RRB Preparation Strategy

As there are very few days left for the Prelims exam follow these simple steps to score more. Here is how to prepare for IBPS RRB Prelims Exam 2019. 

IBPS RRB Preparation Tips For Reasoning Section

  • The Reasoning section in IBPS RRB Prelims consists of 40 questions 40 marks.
  • Here are the important topics listed below along with a few previously asked questions
  • Go through the tips carefully and implement them in your preparation.

Important Topics From Reasoning Section

Here are the important topics listed from which the questions have appeared in the previous Exam

  1. Puzzles
  2. Syllogism
  3. Fraction
  4. Alphabet and number arrangement
  5. Determining the Possibility
  6. Seating Arrangement
  7. Data Sufficiency
  8. Inequality

Commonly Asked Questions from Previous Year Papers

1. Study the following digit-letter-symbol sequence carefully and answer the questions given below:

S * V G L 2 $ D = H # 9 N % B < K 5 & A Y ? U E + Z @ 7 F 6

  • Which of the following is sixth to the left of the eighteenth element from the left?
  • If the above sequence is written in reverse order then which of the following will be sixth to the right of the sixteenth element from the right end?
  • If the first fifteen elements in the above sequence are written in reverse order, then which of the following will be twenty-fourth from the right end?

2. Kavita starts from her home to go towards her office. She moves 2 km and turns right and travels 800m to reach a temple on the way. At the temple, she turns left and moves 2 km and reaches her office. If Kavita is now traveling in East direction, in what direction is Kavita’s office with respect to her home? 3. Five people P, Q, R, S, and T are sitting in a circular table. Who sits in between R and Q?

IBPS RRB Preparation Books for Reasoning Section

For any preparation to be successful, candidates must have the right preparation stuff. Here is the list of important Reasoning Books that will help students to score more in the upcoming IBPS RRB Prelims Exam. 

Topic-wise Preparation Tips for Reasoning Section

  1. Puzzles and Seating Arrangement: There are several types of a complex puzzle, seating arrangement that you can solve. Solve them with speed and accuracy. There are high chances that you will find puzzles in the exam.
  2. Machine Input: Know formulas and shortcuts at the tip of your fingers as this will help you to solve Machine Inputs. There are high chances that you will find Machine Input in the exam.
  3. Syllogism: There are four main cases of a syllogism – All, No, Some and Some not. Negative Statement questions and possibility questions revolve around the four cases. Use Venn Diagrams while solving questions in a syllogism.
  4. Inequality: Important Questions in inequality include Greater than, lesser than, greater to, equal to, less than or equal to, Equal. Understand the concepts in these 5 topics by solving a number of questions in each of the questions
  5. Coding-Decoding: Identify the coding trick used in the word.
  6. Blood Relations: Directions, Order and Ranking are easy topics from which you can score good marks in the exam. Blood Relations and direction sense are asked in coded form in the exam and both concepts may be clubbed in a single question. Therefore revise both topics on coding-decoding and blood relations very well.

IBPS RRB Preparation Tips for Quantitative Aptitude:

  • The second part of the IBPS RRB Prelims is Quantitative Aptitude Section which includes 40 questions for 40 marks.
  • Know the commonly asked questions and best books for Quantitative Aptitude
  • There are various topics present under Quantitative Aptitude and out of which the board concentrates on a few important topics that are listed below.

Previous Year Questions From Quantitative Aptitude Section

Know the important topics and most commonly asked questions from Quantitative Aptitude Section.

  1. Questions from Number series and Arithmetic calculations
  2. Data Interpretation: Line Graph and Bar Graph
  3. Miscellaneous questions from Profit & Loss, Time, Speed, Distance, Percentage, Probability, Partnership, Age
  4. Quadratic Equations
  5. Approximation based questions
  6. Find the wrong number in the series

Commonly Asked Questions from Previous Year Papers

1. Ravi bought two handbags each of Rs. 1200. He sold one bag at a profit of  33 1/3 % and other at a loss of 25%. Find his overall profit percentage. 2. The cost of pure milk is Rs. 16 per litre. On adding water, the mixture is sold at Rs. 15 per litre. In this way, the milkman earns a 20% profit. What is the ratio of milk to water in the mixture? 3. Find the wrong term in the series: 758, 800, 851, 927, 1053, 1258 4. (2525×0.25÷5) ×7 =?

IBPS RRB Preparation Books for Quantitative Aptitude Section

Candidates must ensure they have the right IBPS RRB Books for scoring more in the Quantitative Ability section. Check out the best IBPS RRB Books listed below

Topic-wise IBPS RRB Preparation Tips for Quantitative Aptitude

Here’s the list of topics you need to prepare from Quantitative Aptitude Section for the IBPS RRB Exam. Learn How to Prepare for IBPS RRB Prelims 2019 here.

  1. Make sure you practice questions from topics like Data Interpretation, approximation, simplification, number series, and quadratic equations because these topics are must attempt in the exam. They are less time taking and give more accurate answers.
  2. Be clear with the concepts of percentage, ratio and proportion, and average, simplification/approximation and data interpretation questions.
  3. Try to learn as many tricks you come across and implement them.
  4. Go through several useful study materials for Numerical Ability & Data Sufficiency which will help you clear your basics.
  5. Solve lots of Mock Test for practice along with previous years’ question papers.

General IBPS RRB Preparation Tips for Prelims

  • Go through the detailed exam pattern and syllabus.
  • Make sure to have the right IBPS RRB Preparation Books which is according to the latest syllabus and exam pattern.
  • Solve and practice previous year question papers. Get acquainted with the question paper format and repeated questions.
  • Once you understand the concepts, attempt sectional and topic tests on the same.
  • After you have covered all the important topics of the syllabus, take up Assistant and Officer Mock Test Series. Attempt one full-length test on a daily basis. After each test, analyze your performance and find your strong/weak areas.
  • Work on the weak areas to get the concepts cleared and practice more problems.
  • Practice a variety of problems daily to increase your chances of scoring high.
  • Both sectional and overall cut off is applicable. So, you need to attempt a minimum number of questions from each section.
  • Practice online tests to improve your time-management skills.
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JK Bank Preparation Tips for Clerk and PO 2018

Know what you need to do or not to do while preparing for JK Bank Clerk and PO exam. Get the complete strategical flow for preparation of JK Bank exam. Follow our Tips and Trick for a better exam prepartion – JK Bank Preparation Tips

JK Bank Preparation Tips for Clerk and PO

Dear Aspirants,

As JK Bank announced the recruitment of 1200 Clerk and 240 PO post earlier this year, aspirants are working hard to get through the examination process. JK Bank is one of the oldest state-owned banks in India. It possesses a high level of competition and demands continuous rigorous efforts in order to successfully clear the examination process. To make your exam preparation process flawless, we have come up with JK Bank Preparation Tips to help you break the Ice.

JK Bank Preparation Tips:

Know the Exam:

The very first and foremost step while starting preparation for any competitive examination is knowing the exam pattern and syllabus well. So, If you are yet to do that, make that your priority. Once you get an idea of how and what the exam will test, you tend to start moving in a particular direction and that is what is needed at the very first step.

Time Management:

Time well managed is time well spent. One of the most important driving factors for a successful exam preparation is the proper and scheduled management of time. Make a plan of how and when you are going to take any particular topic. Most importantly, prepare a balanced plan which should cover all the aspects of the JK Bank exam preparation.

Set a long-term goal:

Analyze what the syllabus demands. Give yourself a long-term target which will basically be the total no. of hours you are going to spend to finish the complete syllabus. Setting these long-term goals will always remind you of the amount of hard work you need to do in order to achieve the set target. Most importantly, it will remind you of the no. of hours you are yet to devote to reach your own set target.

Set Short-term goals:

Now that you know your long-term target/ goal, break that into smaller goals. These goals are basically your weekly goals and daily goals. Assign yourself a particular task every day and try to achieve it. Initially, it may take some time but once you keep moving with the same determination, things become pretty easy. Just be committed to your goals and keep moving, rest will automatically fall in its place.

Take scheduled breaks:

Give yourself some break targets. When I used to prepare for exams, I used to plan that if I will solve 20 questions or if I remember 5 formulas, I will treat myself with anything that will make me feel good. So, Give yourself small and achievable targets, achieve it and then you earn a break. It makes you more comfortable with the subject and also confident about your preparation.

Keep Practicing:

This is arguably the most important of all and the most certain one. Practice until you start feeling confident in any particular topic. It has been observed that students who do more revision and practice are more likely to achieve higher scores. Do not run away from difficult topics rather give equal importance to all the topics while practicing.

Most importantly, Be confident in your approach, Believe in your methods and be consistent with your efforts and things are meant to fall into its place.

Hope you liked our article on JK Bank Preparation Tips. If you have any query or suggestion, Do write us in the comments below.

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IBPS PO Mains Preparation Tips to Enhance Your Preparation

IBPS PO Mains Preparation Tips – Find the preparation tips and strategies and know how to crack the IBPS PO Mains exam 2018. Get here all information on the important topics and plan your move with the useful tricks.

IBPS PO Mains Preparation Tips  2018

IBPS PO Prelims exams are over and results are expected to be released soon. We are sure that you have performed well and hence should continue your hard work for the upcoming IBPS PO 2018 Mains exam. The scheduled IBPS PO Mains Exam Date is 18th November 2018. You can get here all the guidance on the preparation strategy for the exam.

We all know that the IBPS PO is being conducted in 3 phases:

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Interview

While the Prelims exam is qualifying in nature, the marks obtained in Mains Exam shall be deciding the Final Selection list. Hence you should pour all your efforts to get yourself placed in the Mains merit list. Follow the given IBPS PO Mains Preparation Tips to get yourself ready for exam.

The IBPS PO Mains examination will consist of the following sections:

  1. English
  2. Data Analysis and Interpretation
  3. Reasoning and Computer Knowledge
  4. General Awareness

IBPS PO Mains 2018: Pattern

Let us take a look at the pattern of  IBPS PO Mains 2018:

Section No. of Questions Marks Time
Reasoning Ability & Computer Knowledge 45 60 60 minutes
English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
General Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
Total 155 200 180 minutes
Descriptive Paper (Essay & Letter Writing) 2 25 30 minutes

IBPS PO Mains: Highlights

  • The duration of the objective exam and descriptive exam will be of 180 minutes and 30 minutes, respectively.
  • There will be 155 questions of 200 mark.
  • A negative marking of 0.25 marks will be applicable for incorrect responses.

You can also have a look at the previous year IBPS PO Cut off Marks to estimate how much you need to score to clear the exam successfully.

IBPS PO Mains: Important Areas to focus

Let us go through some of the important areas from each section which the students need to focus on:

English Language Data Analysis and Interpretation Reasoning and Computer Knowledge General Awareness
Reading Comprehension Data Interpretation Logical Reasoning Current Affairs of last 6 months
Cloze Test Profit & Loss Alphanumeric Series Basics of Banking Awareness
Para jumbles Mixtures & Allegations Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test, Coding-Decoding Overview of Indian Banking system and knowledge of Different banks
Miscellaneous Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Data Sufficiency, Syllogism Latest Reviewed monetary policies and banking terms
Fill in the blanks Work & Time Coded Inequalities Important government Schemes on Capital and money market.
Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting Time & Distance Seating Arrangement, Input Output  Bank headquarters and Head Offices
Paragraph Completion Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Puzzle, Blood Relations
Data Interpretation Basics of Computer, History
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage Abbreviations and Shortcuts
Number Systems MS office
Sequence & Series Computer hardware
Permutation, Combination &Probability Basics of Networking

IBPS PO Mains 2018: Tips to crack the exam

  • First of all Prepare according to a fixed strategy. Don’t prepare randomly as it will not give you enough scope to prepare all the sections properly.
  • Focus on the areas which you are weak in. Practice questions from different standard books like R. D. Sharma.
  • Learn to choose between questions such that you can answer the maximum number of questions successfully within the given sectional timing.
  • For the English Descriptive section, keep practice of writing letters and paragraphs on latest topics.
  • Make habit of reading newspapers and banking magazines to keep yourself aware of the different banking current affairs and government rates. You can follow our Free Daily GK Capsule to know about all latest important events.
  • You can also solve IBPS PO Previous year question papers to understand the type of questions. Do not forget to keep an eye on the timer while solving.
  • Try to manage your time efficiently. Time management is one of the most essential tools to be successful in any exam.
  • Keep Practicing IBPS PO Mains Mock Tests for a constant watch on the preparation status.
  • Don’t panic in the examination hall. Be relaxed, breathe deep, and solve the paper.
  • Be confident. Because self-confidence is the ultimate ladder to success.

We hope that this article on IBPS PO Mains Preparation Tips 2018 was helpful to you. You can also share your views and ideas in the comments section below. Stay tuned for more updates and job notifications. Till then, keep learning!

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Get the Last minute Preparation tips for IBPS PO – Prelims 2018

IBPS PO Prelims exam is round the corner. Hence you must go through some useful Last minute Preparation Tips for IBPS PO prelims Exam. Read along to know the factors to keep in mind and also check the recent Bank PO exam analysis.

Last Minute Preparation Tips for IBPS PO

We understand how the applicants are preparing for the IBPS PO recruitment 2018 with all their efforts. While the IBPS PO prelims exam dates are scheduled on 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st of October, the exam fever is raising its bar. Therefore, we are here to help you with all the suggestions and Last Minute Preparation Tips for IBPS PO that can help you form a proper strategy and strengthen your preparation. Find the details of the exam tips given below.

Exam Tips for IBPS PO Exam

Know the exam pattern

Although people take it very casually, but knowledge of the exam patterns and IBPS PO syllabus are very important. An applicant must remain thorough of the exam pattern, the sections and their marks. A very important thing to note is that this year, 2018, IBPS PO exam pattern shall contain a feature of sectional timing. So now, you need to be very careful with your strategy of time management. The section wise exam pattern is given below:

Sections No.of Qs Marks Duration
 Quantitative Aptitude  35  35  20 minutes
 Reasoning Ability  35  35  20 minutes
 English Language  30  30  20 minutes
 Total  100  100  1 Hour

Strategy for all Sections

Candidates should have a well formed strategy for every section. While Aptitude and Reasoning are the sections where you need to manage a lot of time, English is a comparatively easier one. Yet, you cannot neglect any section. You must remember that practice is the best way to ascertain a good preparation. You can attempt IBPS PO Mock Test for better practice and analysis. We are here to provide you some tips for every subject.

Reasoning Ability: 

Try to start with question where you are more confident and also less time taking. This will help you to save a lot of time, boost your confidence and also attain the minimum cut-off marks for the section. Try questions from coding-decoding, syllogism, series questions. You can acquire good marks from these.

Quantitative aptitude:

This is a section where the people end up loosing major time. Consequently, this is also the section which needs a lot of practice. You have to attain speed and accuracy both to excel in this section. For Numerical, practice the sections like number series, Simplification, Data Interpretation. Solving these successfully you can score good marks.


This is a comparatively easy subject and you can surely score well if you put some good efforts. Practice more with the comprehension section. Apart from that, build  a strong vocabulary in English. You can read newspapers and magazines daily to do that. Note down all new words learnt and keep revising.

Attempt Mock Tests for Last Minute Revision

Mock tests can be very useful to analyze your preparation. These are time bound tests that give you the actual glance of your preparation and also states where you stand. Among the different last minute IBPS PO preparation tips, this is also a crucial one. If you feel time crunch to attempt long tests, then you can also go for Short Free Quizzes Daily and keep practicing for the exam. But there is a systematic way of attempting mock tests. 

Miscellaneous Last Minute Tips for IBPS PO Prelims Exam

Here are some factors that you need to keep in mind even at the time of exam. Read through and try to remember:

  1. Read all guidelines and instructions present in the questions before attempting them.
  2. Remember the blind-fold theory : “Speed With Accuracy”
  3. Keep your cool and do not panic.
  4. Avoid investing much time solving a single question.
  5. All the essential documents like admit card, original valid ID Proof, photograph should be kept handy.
  6. Have a good sleep the night before the exam.

The Candidates know that this year almost all bank exams have introduced sectional timing. So, to have an idea of the question trends and difficulty level, you can go through some of the recent bank PO exam analysis. Very recently, Indian Bank PO Exam analysis was conducted. You can go through it along with SBI PO Exam Analysis 2018.

We believe that your are working hard and your efforts will be colourful. Hope we could help you boost your confidence with the Last Minute Preparation Tips for IBPS PO. Write to us if you need any tips and suggestions. We have also provided sample questions in the comment section below. Let’s see how fast can you solve it out!

Best Wishes for the Exam!!

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IBPS Clerk English Language Preparation Tips

IBPS Clerk English Language Preparation Tips

Institute of Banking Personnel has released the IBPS Clerk official recruitment notification recently. And students should know the IBPS Clerk syllabus properly to prepare efficiently. The IBPS Clerk prelims exam is scheduled to be held in December. So you have enough time to prepare for the exam if you work smartly. We are here to give you ample confidence to cross the cut off effortlessly.

IBPS Clerk English Language is a mark-fetching section. But interestingly, many students don’t have confidence regarding English section. Therefore, we bring you this post on 'IBPS Clerk English Language Preparation Tip' to give your best in IBPS clerk English Language section.

IBPS Clerk English Language Preparation Tips – Sections You Need to Prepare

The English Section of the IBPS Clerk Prelims exam can be broadly divided into four parts.

  1. Reading Comprehension

Reading comprehension or RC is one of the most important topics of the English Language test. It is very time consuming as you have to read the entire passage which is of typically 400-450 words or even more. Generally 5 questions per passage are being asked in the section and you can expect 2-3 RCs in the English test. So you can imagine how difficult the section can be. But it is equally scoring too. If you read the passage fast and well, you can score high in such exams.

2. Grammar

Grammar is something you should be very good at to pass the overall English test. But section-wise, the grammar section will include topic like, sentence re-arrangement, idioms & phrases, error spotting & sentence correction. For the grammar section, refer to books like Wren & Martin.

3. Vocabulary

Vocabulary is also an important part. In this section, questions might be asked in passage form from topics such as error spotting, phrase replacement, cloze test. You may expect 5-10 questions from a passage. Apart from that fill in the blanks and double blanks questions may also be asked.

4. Verbal Ability

Verbal Ability is a little tricky section. But even in this section you will need a very good command over English language. You might expect questions from Para jumbles which range from 0-5 question.

IBPS Clerk English Language Preparation Tips – Topic Wise Weightage and Designed Pattern

They will ask you a total number of 30 questions. The candidate’s skill for Basic English is tested in this section as the questions cover topics like spot the errors, fill in the blanks, etc.

Please find the important topics below.

Prelims Topics Expected No. of Questions
Reading Comprehension 10
Spot the errors 5
Fill in the banks 5
Para jumbles 5
Sentence correction 5
Cloze test 5

IBPS Clerk English Language Preparation Tips – Tips and Tricks to Crack English in IBPS Clerk

Let us go through a few IBPS Clerk English Language Preparation Tips now.

  • First of all, go through a standard book. This will strengthen your basic skills of English Language. And be thorough with the basic concepts.
  • As a daily measure, read newspapers. This will help you improve your grammar and vocabulary. And it is the easiest and most fun way!
  • Try to learn new words and use them in your day-to-day life.
  • Furthermore, we recommend you start off with ‘fill in the blanks’, ‘sentence correction’, and ‘cloze test’ questions.
  • It is advisable to skim through the reading comprehension questions rather than reading the entire passage. When you get a rough idea of what is it about, you can easily answer the questions.
  • If you are confused between 2 – 3 options in the cloze test, then move on to the next question.
  • To answer ‘fill in the blanks’ questions, use the elimination method to solve. But only if you don’t know the answer at one go.
  • To answer ‘spot the error’ or ‘sentence correction’ questions, try reading aloud the sentence. This will help you listen to the sentence structure and help you decide better.
  • Finally, practice as many IBPS Clerk mock tests as you can. This will help you analyze your performance and know your weak points. Focus more on these areas and your scores will improve gradually.
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