An IBPS PO recruitment exam is conducted to hire people for public sector banks for the position of probationary officers. We would be discussing some important tips and strategies to prepare for IBPS PO, subject-wise tips, and some best books to study for the exam. The test is considered as the most important part in the process of recruitment for this post, and hence all aspirants need to prepare well for the same. Though it is said that you need to work hard to clear the test there are tips and tricks that can help you command various aspects of the test.

An IBPS Bank PO exam is considered to be a Moderate Exam, but you will find that difficulty level is steadily increased over the years by the recruiters. Every year millions of people apply for the exam, and it is really important to be thoroughly prepared for the exam. If a person uses the right IBPS PO strategies, the candidate may expect to clear the exam.



Information on IBPS Exam

IBPS Exam is conducted in three different stages, which are prelims, mains, and interview. If a person is going to give the test in 2019, the would-be conducted on 12th, 13th, 19th, and 20th October 2019. Aspirants may download the syllabus from the official website while preparing for CWE (Common Written Examination).

Many of you would find the preliminary exam an objective online exam which aims to test the candidates in the English Language, Quantitative/Numerical ability and reasoning ability. It consists around 100questions which are to be answered in 60 minutes.

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IBPS Bank PO Negative Marking- for various incorrect answers, the candidate is awarded negative of 0.25 marks.

Selection Cutoff – people who clear the sectional cutoff in the prelims exam they become eligible for Mains CWE which common written examination.

Some IBPS PO Mains Preparation tips:

Various subject wise IBPS Preparation tips and few books have been recommended in the below selection which would help aspirants to study.  You would have noticed that a very small gap is available between the prelims and mains exams. Most of the candidates hope to be appointed as probationary officers. People should prepare for Mains Exam beforehand only

How should an aspirant prepare of IBPS PO Mains Exam?

Here are some tips an aspirant should follow to prepare for reasoning section in the Exam.

Verbal and Critical Reasoning: An aspirant may expect some 9 to 10 questions on verbal and critical reasoning. Most of the questions would be based on Analytical Decision Making, Cause and Effect, Statement and Assumption along with many other topics.

Coding and Decoding: An aspirant may expect some 3-5 questions of coding and decoding with 2 questions of coded inequalities.

Direction and Distances: An individual should make sure that they do solve Direction and Distance problems while attempting the mock Tests with some attention since there would be 3-5 Qs on the topic.

Machine Input-Output:  In this section, an aspirant may expect some questions on input-output problems where operation on the box may be given as it happens in SBI PO Mains. There would be 3-5 Qs from the topic.

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Computer Aptitude: An aspirant may expect 3-5 questions from this topic, which is usually based on the Number systems and fundamentals of Computers and Flow chart. Some of them would be easy to crack.

Puzzles:  In the last few years, puzzles were very much time consuming for people. An aspirant should practice enough to get a hold command over them. Most of the questions would be based on Circular Arrangement (2-5 questions), Linear Arrangement (5-8 Qs), Grouping and Scheduling(4-5 Qs), Ordering and Ranking (2-3 Qs).

How should an Aspirant prepare for IBPS PO MAINS- English Section?

It would comprise four sections, Reading Comprehension, Error spotting and phrase replacement, CLoze test, Fill in the blanks/ Sentence completion or paragraph completions and last but not least para jumbles/ Sentence Jumble/ Odd Sentence out. Now let us discuss every section one by one.

Reading comprehension: it would comprise of some 2 sets in which every set will have 8-10 questions, and you need to complete this in 20 minutes. For performing well in Reading comprehension, one should get into the habit of looking for keywords when reading some passages. An aspirant should try to keep track of the answers to various questions very accurately and should answer within seconds.

Error Spotting and Phrase Replacement: An individual may expect 7-10 questions on these topics. All questions would be based on basic grammar topics like tenses, articles, prepositions, Subject-verb Agreement, parallelism, and various other topics.

Cloze test: From this section, all the aspirants may expect some 5-10 Questions, which would be easy to solve if you have prepared well. Most of the questions would be based on contextual usage.

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Fill In the blanks/ Sentence Completion/ para completion: it is the most important section which would have 5-7 Questions that would be asked on this topic. All questions would be easy to solve if an aspirant has good command over English Grammar.

Para Jumbles / Sentence Jumble/ Odd sentence Out An individual may expect 5-7 Qs under this topic which are very time-consuming topics. An individual needs to practice to solve them quickly.

Another important Section is, How Aware are you? Also known as general Awareness:

In this section, an aspirant may expect some questions from general awareness which you may or may not be able to answer. It has no scope to deduce the answer by just reading the question.

However, an aspirant may still find the general section confusing as the options would be close enough and sometimes relatable also. Most of the general awareness questions would be based on Finance, Current Affairs, and General Knowledge.

Some tips to cover the general awareness section:

You may find some GK Capsule which is specially designed for you to keep up to date on trivia and events happening all around the world. It would help to boost your General Awareness.