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How To Crack Bank Mains Exam In First Attempt?

The Banking prelims exams are over and students are waiting for the results to start their preparation for the mains exams scheduled early this year. However, students should not wait for the prelims exam results and start dedicated preparation for the mains exam. As we are already aware that banking exams are either a two-stage or three-stage recruitment process. Students at times manage to clear prelims but fail in mains examination. In this article, we will be discussing how you can crack mains in your very first attempt. The tips and strategy mention here can be modified as per your convenience. Make sure to bookmark this page and now let’s move on to the strategy.

English Language

English language can help you to boost your final score. Usually in the main examination of a bank exam has 35 questions carrying 40 marks because some of them are of 1.5 marks while some other are of 1 mark. Majority of the questions are from Reading comprehensions, Para jumbles & English Grammar. Given below are some of the tips which might help you to score maximum marks in this section:

Reading Comprehensions– You have clear the prelims which means you have a good reading speed also in mains it is more about accuracy. The passage will be difficult and you can see an array of topics like: Political, Science, Defense etc. You can only ace them if you read newspaper daily.

Para Jumbles- This is another topic which is asked in examination. The difficulty level of the exam is moderate to high. You can only solve them if you have good command over reading comprehension.

Grammar– Go through the basics of  all the topics like: Noun, Pronoun, Adjective etc. Practice as much questions as possible to remember all the rules related to this topic.

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Quantitative Aptitude

This is another important section. Make sure that you go through the basics of this section very-well. Data-interpretation is one such section from which maximum number of questions are asked. Given below is the strategy of how you can score maximum marks in this section:

Arithmetic– This is the backbone of this section. The whole section depends on this. You just have to solve maximum number of questions from this topic to ace it. Make sure to practice questions from Average, Time & Work, Profit & Loss, Simple- Interest and Compound Interest etc.

Data-Interpretation- This will be based on one of the topic from the arithmetic or more than one topic from arithmetic. The best way to practice this is to take as many mocks as you can. This will help you to gain in-hand experience.

Reasoning Ability

Reasoning ability section is mostly dominated by the puzzles & seating arrangement. You have cleared the prelims this means that you have good knowledge of the basics of puzzles and seating arrangement. Given below is the strategy to ace this section:

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement- You can ace this topic by practicing only. Not every question is doable. Make sure that you attempt the puzzles which you have practiced before. This topic can be merged with other topics as well like blood-relation, inequality etc. Student need to be aware about all these topics to solve the puzzles.

Syllogism– Syllogism can be tricky. Usually the pattern which we see in mains is different that from prelims. In mains, conclusions are given and students are expected to find out the statement from the options, from which these conclusions can be drawn and vice-versa.

Inequality– In inequality, students are just expected to choose the correct option depicting the correct relation between the two alphabets. This relation are: greater than, smaller than, greater than equal to, smaller than equal to and equal to. Examiner  increase the difficulty level of these type of questions, by either merging with coding-decoding or Direction sense.

Coding-Decoding– Practice can make you perfect in this topic. Certain statements will be coded in certain language or order and students have to decode it and answer the questions accordingly.

New Pattern Questions– As you will be appearing for mains examination, it is important that you take as much mock test as possible  to get an idea about the kind of new pattern questions asked in the examination.

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General Awareness

Given below is the strategy to ace this section:

Usually in banking exams, Current affairs is one topic that mainly dominates this section. Make sure that you read newspaper along with the Daily GK Update on Bankersadda. Candidates are requires to focus on all the countries whose head are either visited our nation or have organized any important event in their country. Also, make sure that you read all the National park in news. It is important that all the newly appointed chief ministers and the governor should be at your finger tips.

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