Wednesday, 8 November 2017

IBPS PO Mains 2017 Exam Strategy


Dear Students, as the results of Preliminary Examination of IBPS PO 2017, are already out, you all must be worried regarding your preparations for the Mains Examination. We all know that the pattern of all the banking examinations has been showing extreme modifications when compared to previous year’s examinations. So, all that you need to do is to be ready for a bolt from the blue and tackle the questions with ease. And to help you score maximum marks in the upcoming IBPS PO Mains Examination, Adda247 is providing you all with a strategy intended to solve all your queries regarding the IBPS PO Mains Exam Preparations.

The Mains Examination (Online Objective Test) for 200 marks, would be of three hours duration and will consist of 4 sections followed by a descriptive paper (English) of 25 marks as follows:



Sr. No.

Name of Tests
(NOT BY SEQUENCE)

No. of
Questions

Maximum
Marks

Medium of
Exam

Time allotted for each Test (Separately timed)

1.

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

45

60

English & Hindi

60 minutes

2.

General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness

40

40

English & Hindi

35 minutes

3.

English Language

35

40

English

40 minutes

4.

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

60

English & Hindi

45 minutes



TOTAL

155

200



3 hours

5.

English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)

2

25

English

30 minutes

Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude Section Strategy

  • The trick to attempt maximum number of questions in Reasoning Section in minimum time is to attempt the difficult puzzles in the end. 
  • Start with the questions that are not in the form of puzzles, you can choose to start with the questions based on inequalities, direction and distance, syllogism, coding-decoding, alphanumeric series, and other random topics. 
  • Then try to start with puzzles that appear easy to solve and proceed with moderate and difficult puzzles in a similar way. So, this is how you have to manage to attempt this section.
  • Computer Aptitude is a subject that many students are already familiar with. Although in SBI PO Mains there were no questions from computer aptitude but as an aspirant yearning to score maximum in exam, you should revise this subject as well. So in case if there is a set of questions in this section from computer aptitude; they will help you score.
  • For Computer Aptitude you need to be familiar with basics of computers and proper definitions. You can refer to the computer capsule available on Bankersadda and Adda247 App for quick revision.

English Language Section Strategy

  • The trick to score in English section can vary from one person to another depending on his/her strengths and weaknesses. 
  • If you are good at vocab and reading then attempt the reading comprehension first and proceed with Cloze Test and other miscellaneous topics like Error Detection, Para Jumbles, Phrase Replacement, Double Fillers, etc. 
  • But if you are good at grammar, attempt Reading Comprehension in the end. 
  • The Reading comprehension too should be attempted in a way that you attempt questions based on vocab and phrases first and then the questions that need a deeper penetration through the paragraphs. 
  • The important topics for cloze test are subject verb agreement, preposition and verbs. These topics may help you do some other questions too that will be based on grammar. So make sure that you have these topics on your finger tips when you are to attempt the examination.  

General Awareness Section Strategy

  • So much is happening every day that unless you keep yourself abreast of these changes you cannot adjust yourself to them or tackle the GA section of any exam smoothly and easily. 
  • To save your precious time, we provide you with an alternative that is Adda247’s “Daily GK Update” (Available in both Hindi and English languages) that contains only the news that is important from the point of view of competitive examinations. It contains all the news that is likely to be asked in the IBPS PO Mains  Examinations. 
  • Avoid the habit of ignoring everyday news, telling yourself that you will do it in the end when the examinations are close, you only end up lying crushed under a pile of news. 
  • You can go through the Monthly Capsules provided by Bankersadda for both Current Affairs as well as Banking Awareness. 

Quantitative Aptitude/ Numerical Ability Section Strategy

  • The trick to score marks in Quantitative Aptitude Section is to attempt the questions on Quadratic Equations, Simplification and Approximation first and then going for Number Series. 
  • After having attempted all these questions efficiently, go for Data Interpretation. 
  •  The remaining few questions will be based on miscellaneous topics like CI & SI, Time and Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Partnership, etc. 

Descriptive Test 

  •  The descriptive test will be in English and will be conducted online. 
  • All candidates are supposed to obtain a minimum score in each section of objective test separately to get shortlisted for the Descriptive test evaluation/Interview. 
  • The descriptive test would be conducted after the objective test. This Test is of 30 minutes duration and of 25 marks. 
  • Writing skills are an important part of communication and Descriptive Test (of English Language) will test your writing skills, understanding, analyzing and summarising skills. Candidates are tested for English Language Writing Skills (Letter Writing and Essay Writing). 
  • One has to put forward the best and the necessary points about the topic that has been asked in a limited number of words. 
  • So, try not to mention the points that are useless from the point of a competitive examination as you will only be wasting your words.
  • You can refer to the Ebook on Descriptive Writing available on Adda247.com that has Essays and Letters on current topics as well as the topics that are important from the point of examination.






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