IBPS Clerk 2018 Strategy: How to Start Your Preparation

IBPS Clerk 2018 Strategy

Dear students, the notification for the recruitment of Clerks in the Public Sector Banks of India has been released by IBPS and now, it’s time to start your preparations for the examination. The preliminary examination will be held in the month of December and mains examination in the month of January as per the official notification. If you aspire to become a Banker then this is a great opportunity for many of you but you will have to start your preparations from now as the competition is not going to be easy. 

To prepare for any competitive exam, the most important thing is to know about the pattern of the exam and then plan your preparations accordingly. 
The Pattern for IBPS Clerk Prelims and Mains Examination is as follows:

Preliminary Exam Pattern:

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

Mains Exam Pattern:

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

Keep Yourself Updated with the Syllabus and the Changes in Exam Pattern

Knowing every topic that will be asked in the examination is a must to start off the preparations for a competitive examination. Mere knowledge of the syllabus is not enough but you should also keep yourself updated about the recent changes introduced in the pattern or the questions now being asked in IBPS examinations. 

Start Your Preparations with a Study Plan

Once you prepare a study plan for an examination, you are bound to give a certain amount of time to a particular topic or subject. Once you are done with a particular topic, you are kind of excited for the next one. Also, when there is a plan, there is a deadline to wind up certain topics within a certain period of time.

Analyze Your Strengths/Weaknesses 

If you are good at a particular subject/topic, keep working on it until you become excellent at it (avoid the habit of procrastination). Also, if your concepts on any topic are not clear, you can watch free Youtube videos, refer to Adda247 Publications hard copy books or e-books and be on the ball to face IBPS Clerk 2018. You can also opt to enroll in Adda247 Live Batches or Classroom Program for expert guidance.

Work on your Speed as well as your Accuracy

 As sectional timing has been introduced for prelims exam, so speed is of utmost requirement with accuracy. After finishing with the topics, it is very important to practice full length Mocks in the real exam interface to get an idea about your weak and strong areas and analyse your speed and accuracy. You may avail test series from store.adda247.com where we provide test series based on the latest pattern and you can practice from these tests in the real exam interface.  It also gives you an All India Rank so as you can assess where you stand and how much more you need to work.

Keep Yourself Updated with the Current Affairs 

When we talk about Mains examination, current affairs play a crucial role in it. It is very important to prepare this section well as it will greatly help you in scoring well in your Mains Examination. Current Affairs cannot be treated as a one day task and must not be kept for the last. You have to prepare for Mains Exam alongwith prelims exam else it will get complicated for you after prelims. To save your precious time, we provide you with an alternative that is our “Daily GK Update” (Available in both Hindi and English languages) that contains only the news that is important from the point of view of IBPS Clerk Examination. Apart from the GA Section, an excellent knowledge of current news also helps you deal with the GDPI and English Section by improving your vocabulary and reading skills.

So, students, it’s better late than never. Now you have to work against the clock to succeed in the upcoming IBPS Clerk 2018 Examinations as you are left with only a couple of months to prepare for it. Start preparing for it right away because regular studies reduce the level of stress, and the number of topics to be done does not accumulate into blizzards, hence provide the aspirant with a better physical and mental health
All the Best !!

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