Important Topics For English Language Section Of IBPS PO 2017

IBPS PO Examination is scheduled to be held on 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th of October. Many of you must be concerned about your performance in English Section. As the Prelims Examinations for IBPS RRB PO and Clerk are being conducted these days, many of you must be neglecting English Section for sure. Do not forget that in the upcoming IBPS PO Examination, English Section too will be asked along with the Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Section. To let you know what topics you need to do to perform well in English Section, we, team bankersadda is providing you all with the most important topics that are likely to be asked in the upcoming IBPS PO Pre Exam 2017.

A habit of reading an English Newspaper can actually do a good turn because it helps to build up a strong vocabulary, effective knowledge of grammar, and efficient comprehension skills. Rest depends on how hard you practice. The trick to scoring 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, Double Fillers, etc. But if you are good at grammar, attempt Reading Comprehension in the end. You can be very good at English once you have the basics of the language all grasped. To know the basics of English you need to work on subject-verb agreement, preposition. verbs and tenses. Here are the most important topics of English Language that will be asked in the IBPS PO Prelims Examination.

Reading Comprehension: 

The pattern of RC is almost the same. The topics of RC may be based on banking, finance, and economy. It is a significant topic as the number of expected questions is 15. Reading Comprehension is generally easy when compared to other questions asked in the English Language Section. The point to be noted here is that it is always lengthy and this is the reason why it should be attempted in the end.

Spotting Errors/Sentence Errors/Improvements: 

The number of questions asked on this topic is also 5. You need to pay special attention while doing questions based on errors as the errors can be very minute that one may remain unnoticed and the candidate can mark the option 'No error' or 'No correction required.'  So, be careful while you attempt questions based on errors. 

Para Jumbles: 

You may get to see a total of 5 questions based on para jumble.  The good thing about para jumbles is that you can manage to do it even if you are weak in English as it doesn't test your grammar or vocabulary, you just need to find the connection between two parts and you can score very well.


This topic is also very important as the number of questions that can be asked on it is 5. It doesn't consume much of your time. It is one of the topics that you should start doing English Section with.

Cloze test:

This is also a very important topic for English Section. The number of expected questions on this topic is 5. This is also a scoring topic if you prepare it well.


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