15 Days Strategy For IBPS SO Prelims Exam

| Updated On December 14th, 2019 at 03:34 pm

IBPS has released IBPS SO prelims admit card 2019. Candidates must have strategize their preparation already. IBPS SO Prelims 2019 Exam is going to be held on 28th and 29th December 2019. As only few days are left for the examination, most of the students must be worried about how they can make through the exam in less time. We are here to support you in every step. This article is dedicated to provide you a comprehensive guide for IBPS SO Prelims Exam Preparation in 15 Days.  Check IBPS SO Prelims strategy.

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern:

Exam Preparation is incomplete without a detail analysis of exam pattern. IBPS SO Prelims Examination pattern is different for different post. The objective test is consist of 2 hours. With few days left in your bucket, let’s take a glimpse of IBPS SO preparation strategy.

For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari:

No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1 English Language 50 25 English 40 minutes
2 Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
3 General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
Total 150 125

For the post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer:

Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1 English Language 50 25 English 40 minutes
2 Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
Total 150 125 120 minutes

Now, let us discuss IBPS SO strategy to help you clear all the sections. Here we have provided IBPS SO IT officer strategy and strategy for other post as well.

Last 15 Days Plan for IBPS SO Prelims exam 2019

Section-wise Strategy: 

There is sectional timing and cut-off in IBPS SO Prelims exam. So, a candidate need to give equal importance to all the sections.

Reasoning Ability: Reasoning has a higher weightage of 50 marks in total thus needs special attention on the topics of the IBPS SO exam. This section needs a lot of brain storming. Here are few tips for the same:

  • Previous year’s paper plays a crucial role
  • You should go for Reasoning Quizzes
  • Gp through the analysis of the various examination reasoning section as the IBPS picks up the trending topics easily.
  • There will questions of topics such as Blood RelationsCoding-decodingAlphanumeric seriesOrder and rankingSeating arrangementPuzzles etc.
  • Practice questions using Topic-Wise tests.
  • Try to solve 4-5 seating arrangement type and Puzzle type questions daily so as to have a grip over them.
  • Take up a sectional test once in every 2 to 3 days so as to practice the entire section
  • Analyse it properly to know your weakness.

English Language: The English Language has 50 questions in total with 25 marks. You don’t need to go deep in this section but just clearinn the basic concept can help you sail through this section. Here are some tips:

  • Go through the Previous Year’s Paper.
  • If you have a strong hold in English language than you can directly sole the mock, if not than you need to read newsarticle and related things daily with solving mocks.
  • Read two articles per day in the newspaper whether it be The HinduThe Indian Express or any other that you prefer.
  • You can read Editorials as well as read other Factual Articles on topics related to Health, Education, Economics, International News, Some reports or Summits.
  • Keep taking free English Quizzes available.
  • You can take up Sectional TestsAlways analyse the tests after you take it as it shows you the concept and approach to solve a particular question

Quantitative Aptitude-This is the most dreaded subject and carrries a weightage of 50 marks out of 125. Also this section demands a lot of practice and consistent efforts. There are a total of 50 questions in this section. Here are few tips:

  • Go through all the important topics.
  • Previous year’s Paper needs your attention in the intial days of this 15 days plan.
  • First of all take up a sectional test and try to understand your strengths and weakness in the Quantitative Aptitude section.
  • Solve Data Interpretation Questions as it has the higher weightage than other topics.
  • Take up Mock Tests on a regular basis and solve it completely.
  • Analyse where you are good and what type of questions need special attention. This test will serve a diagnostic attempt for you.
  • Work extensively on your calculations and by that we mean you must be in a habit of solving a question within least time. Learn all the formula of topics covered in the syllabus.
  • Practice some calculation tricks from youtube channel so as to improve your performance in the examination.
  • Practice Topic-Wise Tests that are available for most topics of Quants syllabus in different levels of difficulty

General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry

  • Read the newspaper and magazines daily. This will help you cover all the news and all that is happening around you. Make sure of making notes of the important news and headlines for revision.
  • Watch news on a daily basis. So that if you missed revising something, this will cover all you have missed so far.
  • Practice from ADDA247 daily quizzes that are being provided on the app as well as on bankersadda.com
  • Most of you have a habit of simply glancing through the headlines of important news which can cost you much-required marks in the exam for minute detail about the news are being asked in the banking and insurance examinations.
  • keep revising at regular intervals. Do not leave anything important from the examination point of view. Learn each and every thing that is helpful to you. Keep brushing up your knowledge.

General Tips

  • Go through the last year’s paper
  • Solve as many mock test as possible
  • Give speed test
  • Plan an efficient strategy

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