IBPS Clerk Preparation Tips 2017: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) to conduct the Preliminary examination on December 2, 3, 9 and 10 followed by mains examination on January 21, 2018. Four months are fairly enough to prepare for Preliminary and Mains examination. We have come up with some effective IBPS Clerk preparation tips for the candidates that will help them in qualifying the exam. In this article, we have discussed the strategy aspirants should adopt in order to secure good marks in the exam. Candidates before starting their preparation should be thorough with the exam pattern and syllabus since it will help them to understand the structure of the exam, difficulty level, and important topics. It is necessary for candidates to clear the basic concepts of the topics in each section inorder to solve questions easily in the exam. Candidates need to focus on their preparation from the beginning and dedicate time equally for each section. In this article, we have discussed the strategies that aspirants must adopt in order to ensure good score in the IBPS Clerk Prelims and Mains exam. Read below to know more about IBPS Clerk preparation tips.
The Preliminary exam of IBPS Clerk comprises of English Language, Numerical and Reasoning Ability. The total marks allotted for IBPS Clerk Prelims exam is 100. The IBPS Clerk mains examination comprises of Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge. The total marks of IBPS Clerk mains examination are 200. Candidates can check below for IBPS Clerk preparation tips for each section.
Reasoning: Questions in Reasoning Ability section can be tricky, confusing and time -consuming if candidates do not practice, but, they can be scoring with the right amount of practice. Candidates need to focus on logical and analytical Reasoning. Candidates should adopt right strategy for this section. Candidates should first understand the concept rather than cramming the shortcuts for solving questions in this sections. Candidates need to focus on these topics - blood relations, syllogisms, circular seating arrangement, linear seating arrangement, coded inequalities/mathematical inequalities, puzzles, directions etc. The pattern of questions, as well as the difficulty level, might vary as compared to last year, therefore, candidates should practice properly inorder to solve questions easily from this section.
Quantitative Aptitude: This section tests candidate’s calculative skills. Quantitative Aptitude comprises of topics which candidates have studied in their school such as percentage, average, simple interest and profit and loss, ratio and proportion, partnership, time & work and work & wages, pipes and cisterns, allegation or mixtures, simple interest, compound interest, permutation and combination, probability, mensuration and data sufficiency. Candidates should learn the formulas and shortcuts solving questions in this section. Candidates are recommended to practice from NCERT class 8, 9 and 10 books.
English Language: Candidates in this section should focus on comprehension and grammar since questions are asked from passage, spotting error, synonyms, and antonyms etc. Candidates to be grammatically sound should brush up their basic grammar like Nouns, Prepositions, Tenses, Verbs, Adverbs, Pronoun, Conjunction etc. Once they have a good hold in basics of English, it will be easier to solve questions. To improve vocabulary, candidates should read newspapers and magazines and note down the new words.
General Awareness: This section covers topics such as current affairs, economy, finance, geography, history, banking, politics etc. Candidates should read events of last 6 months, newspapers, magazines to prepare for this section.
Computer Knowledge: Candidates should have basic knowledge of computers and understand hardware, software, Internet, networking, operating system, Microsoft applications, and keyboard shortcuts for this section.