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IBPS PO 2020 Preparation Tips

By: Archana on February 25, 2019

Find some General tips for cracking the IBPS PO exam. The tips can be helpful to clear the exam by taking the candidate in the right direction of the preparation. 

Consider the points given below for IBPS PO Preparation-

  • Make a good plan for studies. Understand about the syllabus and prepare for the weaker sections.
  • Update yourself on current affairs on a regular basis.
  • Practice various topics available and do well.
  • General Knowledge would help you gain good marks and push your overall score.
  • Manage time well as this is the most critical resource that would help you do well.
  • Keep trying online mock tests to judge yourself and your knowledge to work on your inefficiencies.
  • Revise all of your topics and do well in the exam.
  • Proper diet and enough sleep would help you do well.

Aspirants are expected to focus on what IBPS syllabus and topics of the same. The candidates can get the right direction for the preparation of IBPS exam here. Slight guidance is always useful and can prove to be of great value.

 Here are the IBPS PO section-wise tips for all the examinees-

General tips for cracking the exam:

  • Make a good plan for studies. Understand about the syllabus and prepare for the weaker sections.
  • Update yourself on current affairs on a regular basis.
  • Practice various topics available and do well.
  • General Knowledge would help you gain good marks and push your overall score.
  • Manage time well as this is the most critical resource that would help you do well.
  • Keep trying online mock tests to judge yourself and your knowledge to work on your inefficiencies.
  • Revise all of your topics and do well in the exam.
  • Proper diet and enough sleep would help you do well.
  • Don't lose sleep. A sound sleep of minimum 7 hours is necessary for the brain to function to its maximum

Reasoning:

  • Good subject to score
  • General section and less time-consuming
  • Topics worth your time: Making series, number series, coding/decoding, logical reasoning, passage, comprehension reasoning.
  • Ensure you have adequate study material to make you competent in this section.
  • Concentrate on and devote about 5-7 hours a day. You must be clear with formulae concepts and tables.
  • Consistent practice would help you ace this section.
  • Have a pre-determined time limit for this section.

General Awareness:

  • Be familiar with the updates relating to Banking and Finance sector.
  • Current affairs spanning across last 6 months concerning Indian economy, Awards, RBI, Indian Constitution, Agriculture

Language:

  • Choose your language section well(English/Hindi). Be perfect with that particular section to do well.
  • The questions would be drafted in the following format: Fill in the blanks, Reading Comprehension, Phrases, and idioms, Finding errors, prepositions, Rearranging sentences.

Quantitative:

  • This section is known to be very time-consuming.
  • You are expected to have good knowledge and the knack to interpret data from tables, pie charts, and other graphical formats.
  • You must have a pre-determined idea of what portion of this section can be easily attempted by you.
  • Possible topics are: Data intrepretation, Series and sequences, number system, ratio, proportion, Simplification, percentages and averages.

Computer:

Computer Basics, Operating system, Internet knowledge and protocols, Network basics, Input, and Output. This will be required for the Mains exam.

Professional Knowledge:

Professional Knowledge is only for the Specialist officer post. The positions include IT Officer, Agriculture Officer, Law Officer, Marketing Officer etc.

IBPS PO 2020 Syllabus

The syllabus is the most important part of any competitive exam. In IBPS exam also, IBPS PO Syllabus plays a vital role. For an aspirant preparing for the IBPS exam, getting stick to the syllabus is very important otherwise the direction of the preparation may get distorted and the candidate may end up wasting a lot of time on the unproductive topics.

Find the IBPS PO Syllabus 2019 for both Prelims and Main exam:

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus 2019-

REASONING:

  • Multi-dimensional arrangements
  • Course of Action and Arguments
  • Puzzles
  • Visual reasoning
  • Arrangement, pie charts, grids
  • Blood Relations and Family Tree
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Calendars
  • Statement Conclusions
  • Different types of Graphs
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Input-output
  • Blood relations

QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE:

  •  Basic Geometry
  • Ratios and Proportion
  • HCF & LCM
  • Algebra
  • Profit & Loss
  • In-equations Quadratic and linear equations
  • Geometric Progression
  • Percentages and Averages
  • Time-Speed-Distance
  • Number system
  • Mensuration
  • Permutation and combinations
  • Mixtures and Alligations

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE:

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Syllogisms
  • Fill In the Blanks
  • Contextual usage
  • Antonyms, Synonyms
  • Sentence completion and Jumbled paragraphs
  • Foreign language words used in English
  • Sentence correction
  • Spotting the error
  • Unjumbling the sentence
  • Paragraph Completion

IBPS PO 2020 Exam Pattern

Exam pattern is one of the most important aspects of a competitive examination. To clear the exam, the candidate must be well aware of the features of the IBPS Po Exam pattern. Without a clear insight of Exam pattern, the direction of preparation may get distorted.

IBPS PO is an online examination and is conducted in three parts-

  • IBPS Preliminary Examination
  • IBPS Main Examination
  • Interview

IBPS PO Exam Pattern

IBPS reserves the right to change the Exam pattern and may change it from time to time as per the requirement of the recruitment. The same shall be informed to the candidates by the notification. Therefore, it is inevitable to read the notification carefully and to know the important characteristics of the IBPS PO exam pattern.


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