IBPS Clerk 2017 Prelims Strategy

Dear students, the official notification for the recruitment of IBPS Clerks is already out and registrations to have started for the same. Do remember that you must always have the adequate knowledge of the syllabus, examination pattern, changes introduced in the pattern of examination before starting to prepare for IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination.

After having known these important points about the examination, one should plan his/her preparations in a way that he/she is all done with the syllabus as well as its revision way before the examination takes place. Doing this would not only help you an ace up your sleeve but also a better mental health. If you wait for the last time for your preparations, the number of topics to be done accumulates into blizzards and you only end up getting stressed and full of exam anxiety.

The examination pattern of different banking examinations have been showing extreme changes this year, so, it would be better for you all to be ready for a bolt from the blues and get yourself ready to deal with the same with poise. So, to let you perform to the best of your ability in IBPS Clerk Examination, bankersadda is providing you with IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Strategy that will help you score the maximum of marks in the examination. 
Students, the last date to register for the online examination for IBPS Clerk is 03-10-2017. The Online Examination, Phase I will be held on 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th of December, Phase II will be held on 21st of January, 2017. Here is the pattern of IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination:

Phase-I: IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination

Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1-hour duration consisting of 3 sections as follows:

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S. No. Name of the Test (not in sequence) Type of test Max. Marks Version Duration
1. English language Objective 30 English 1 hour
2. Reasoning Ability Objective 35 English/Hindi
3. Quantitative Aptitude Objective 35 English/Hindi
Total 100

English Language

It depends on one’s strengths and weaknesses to score in English Section. 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. The Reading comprehension too should be attempted in a way that you attempt questions based on vocab and phrases first and then the questions that need a deep penetration through the paragraphs. The important topics for cloze test are subject verb agreement, preposition and verbs. These topics may help you some other questions too that will be based on grammar. So make sure that you have these topics on your finger tips when you are to attempt the examination. This section should be finished within a time limit of 15 minutes.

Reasoning Ability

Attempt the maximum number of questions in Reasoning Section in minimum time by attempting the difficult puzzles in the end. Start with the questions that are not in the form of puzzles, you can choose to start with questions based on inequalities, direction and distance, syllogism, coding decoding, alpha numeric series, and other random topics. Then try to start with puzzles that appear easy to be solved and proceed with moderate and difficult puzzles in a similar way. So, this is how you have to manage to attempt this section. Make sure that the time that you spend on solving this section doesn’t exceed 20 minutes.

Quantitative Aptitude
To score marks in Quantitative Aptitude Section one should attempt the questions on Quadratic Equations, Simplification and Approximation first and then going for Number Series. After having attempted all these questions efficiently, go for Data Interpretation. The number of questions based on DI in the examination can range from 10 to 15. In every DI 3 questions are always doable and the rest two are a bit tricky and calculative. The remaining few questions will be based on miscellaneous topics like CI & SI, Time and Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Partnership, etc. The average time to be spent on this section should be 25 minutes. Practice continuously, it will pay big time.

So students, work hard, put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret to success. Best of luck for your preparations!!


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