IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 5 Weeks Study Plan

Dear Students, the mains examination of IBPS Clerk 2018 is scheduled to be held on 20th January. A government job in a public sector bank not only provides one with the most reputed job in the banking sector but also serves her with huge perks and emoluments. That the exam is scheduled to be held in the next month, you must have started to prepare for the exam with all your heart and soul. Here is the Adda247 IBPS Clerk Mains Study Plan for the examination to help you bring the house down this time.

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern
Online Examination:

Sr. No
Name of Tests
No. of
Medium of Exam
Time allotted for each
test (Separately timed)
General/ Financial Awareness 
English & Hindi
35 minutes
English Language
35 minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude
English & Hindi
45 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude

English & Hindi
45 minutes


160 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude
All that you need to do to perform well in the quantitative aptitude section is practice. Learn the basic concepts and practice them well, as for banking exams basic concepts will come in handy rather than tricks. Choose the questions wisely and try not to get stuck on a particular question or topic for too long. Instead of focussing on attempting the maximum number of questions, try focusing on the accuracy with which you attempt the paper.

Reasoning can be a tricky section for most of the students and it is important to the solve questions and at the same time keep a watch on the time that is passing by. Continuous practice will help you deal with this section too as the solution hits the mind quickly. To ace the grades in reasoning, all you need to do is to practice and only practice. After all, practice makes a man perfect.

English Language
The trick to scoring in the 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. 

General/ Financial Awareness
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. A busy person hardly gets the time to read everything that it contains. Avoid the habit of ignoring everyday news by 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 us for both Current Affairs as well as Banking Awareness.

Following is the plan for IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2018 and it is to be followed from 18th of December onwards:

5 Weeks Study Plan For IBPS Clerk Mains Exam

Weeks Reasoning English Language Quantitative Aptitude General/ Financial Awareness
Week 1
(18th-23rd Dec)
Circular puzzle, miscellaneous questions, coded inequality Reading Comprehensions; Parajumbles; Cloze Test Fillers; Match the Column Simplification, Approximation, Profit and Loss, DI, Ratio, and Proportion, partnership Current Affairs of July and August 2018, RBI and Its Policies, Monetary Policy, Government Schemes, Financial Abbreviations 
Week 2
(24th-30th Dec)
Linear puzzle, syllogism, coded blood relation, machine input-output Spelling Errors; Sentence Improvement; Paragraph Completion; Vocabulary; Cloze Test Quadratic Equation, Number Series, Simple and compound interest, DI, Average and Ages Current Affairs of September 2018, History of Bank, Taglines/Headquarters of Private/Foreign/Public Sector Banks, NPA, SARFAESI Act
Week 3
(31st Dec- 6th Jan)
Logical reasoning, Direction, data sufficiency, square puzzle Error Detection; Reading Comprehension; Cloze Test; Connectors; Fillers; Sentence Completion; Word Replacement Quantity I and Quantity II, Data Sufficiency, DI, Permutation and combination, Time and work, Speed, time and distance Current Affairs of October 2018, Capital/Money Market, NBFCs, Basel norms, Negotiable Instruments, Financial Inclusion, IBA, MUDRA Bank
Week 4
(7th-13th Jan)
Floor-based puzzle, coding-decoding, mix puzzle Reading Comprehension; Idioms & Phrases; Cloze Test; Error Detection;  Mixture and allegation, Probability, Problems on age, Pipe and Cisterns, Mensuration, Problems on trains, Percentage, DICurrent Affairs of November 2018, Union Budget 2018-19, Economic Survey 2017-18, Payments Bank, Small Finance Banks, Mutual Funds, Share and Debentures, Important Banking committees
Week 5
(14th-19th Jan)
Practice Set Practice Set Practice Set Current Affairs of December 2018 (Till 20th December), Types of Money, World Bank/IMF/ADB/NDB/IBRD/AIIB, NPCI, and its products, Credit/Debit/Smart Cards, Priority Sector Lending

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