Dear BA'ians,

With 8 days to go for the Clerk Pre which is to be conducted for the recruitment in nationalized banks. All of you must have been thinking about how to give your preparation the required amount of throttle and how to cross the hurdle of exam. We are sure some of you are still under the hang of the IBPS PO results and are yet to start with your preparations. So we decided to give a boost to your preparation and your mindset!!

As you all have witnessed in the IBPS Po exams, that the level is going up, with the competition getting tougher day by day and the number of aspirants are also increasing. You have to be clear about what to attempt and what not to. Remember the Preliminary exams are not just about knowledge but also about how you manage your time and mind in stress. So do not waste any time on any lengthy question.
Before we start, do remember: Competition can be countered with hard work only! IBPS Clerk Preliminary exam 2015 will be of 60 minutes duration and will consist of 100 questions. The subject wise break-up is given below:

English Language – 30 Questions-time taken 12-15 mins
Quantitative Aptitude – 35 Questions- time taken 20-25 mins
Reasoning Ability – 35 Questions-time taken-25-30 mins

SYLLABUS FOR THE IBPS CLERK PRELIMINARY :

As the IBPS Clerk Preliminary is to be conducted first time this year, so we can’t exactly say what will be the actual syllabus but after analysing the IBPS PO PRELIMINARY exam, we have an idea of what IBPS Clerk Preliminary is going to be all about. Here is the subject-wise list of the Preliminary syllabus.

English Language Syllabus
• Vocabulary
• Synonyms & Antonyms
• Sentence Completion
• Error Detection
• Para-Jumbles
• Cloze Test
Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus
• Simplification
• HCF & LCM
• Number series
• Problems based on numbers
• Data Interpretation
• Speed Time And Distance
• Percentage, Average
• Ratio and Proportion
• Profit and loss
• Simple interest and Compound interest
• Time and Work
• Probability
• Number Series
• Permutation and Combination
Reasoning Syllabus
• Classification
• Coding-Decoding
• Direction and Distance
• Ordering and ranking
• Syllogism
• Blood relations
• Sitting arrangement
• Arrangement and pattern
• Classification/Analogy
• Mathematical Inequalities
• Coded Inequalities
Let’s discuss each and every section:

English language:
This section will have at-least 1 comprehension and will also have questions from errors, Para-jumbles, cloze test, and fillers. To do well in this section you need to read at least one daily English newspaper to improve your language skills. We have seen that mostly all students never give proper time for this Section. But this Section requires maximum attention. So practice as much as possible otherwise it can be a hurdle that can stop you from going further.

Reasoning Ability:
This section will have minimum 2 puzzles, with questions on Syllogisms, Direction Sense, Coding Decoding, Inequalities and with other questions. This tests your mental aptitude and skills in attempting the questions. If practised properly, this can be the scoring one. To attempt good in this section, you need to have a plan for attempting this section and you will be in a state to plan by practising a lot. So, maximum practice is needed to score well.

Quantitative Aptitude
This is the section which is the most time consuming one in the exam. We are expecting minimum two DI and rest questions from arithmetic chapters. The approach should be different for this section. You have to chose easy questions first and then go for the tough ones. Don't go for all the questions as you have sectional cut-off to clear. Manage your time accordingly and you will be through.

 DAYS REASONING QUANT ENGLISH 1. 26th Nov Revise HCF & LCM Simplification Number Series Direction and Distance Ordering and ranking Vocabulary Synonyms & Antonyms + RC + Subject and predicate GIVE ONE MOCK EXAM FOR 1 HOUR!! 2. 27th Nov Averages Allegations Ratio & Proportion Classification Coding-Decoding Vocabulary Synonyms & Antonyms + RC + Nouns ANALYSE YOUR EXAM GIVEN ON DAY 1 3. 28th Nov Profit & Loss Simple & Compound Interest Syllogism Vocabulary Synonyms & Antonyms + RC + Pronoun GIVE ONE MOCK EXAM FOR 1 HOUR!! 4. 29th Nov Problem on Ages & Numbers Puzzles Sitting arrangement Arrangement and pattern Sentence completion Error detection + RC + Preposition ANALYSE YOUR EXAM GIVEN ON DAY 3 5. 30th Nov Problem on Trains and Boats Time & Work Classification/Analogy Sentence completion Error detection + RC + Verbs GIVE ONE MOCK EXAM FOR 1 HOUR!! 6. 1st Nov Probability Permutations & Combinations Blood relations Sentence completion Error detection + RC + Verbs ANALYSE YOUR EXAM GIVEN ON DAY 5 7. 2nd Nov Percentage Quadratic Equations Mathematical Inequalities Coded Inequalities Para Jumbled Cloze Test + RC + Adverbs GIVE ONE MOCK EXAM FOR 1 HOUR!! 8. 3rd Nov DI – Data Interpretation Analytical Reasoning Para Jumbled Cloze Test + RC + Adverbs ANALYSE YOUR EXAM GIVEN ON DAY 7 9. 4th Nov DI – Data Interpretation RC’s

All The Best!!