Strategy To Crack IBPS Clerk 2019

| Updated On November 27th, 2019 at 02:31 pm

Dear Readers,

IBPS Clerk prelims exam is going to be held on 7th, & 8th December 2019. As only few days are left for the Clerk prelims exam students who are appearing for it need to tighten up their belt. It is the high time when you should start revising all the stuff that you have prepared till date. There will be three sections in IBPS Clerk exam with a total account of 100 questions. Make sure you attempt all the questions with accuracy as 1/4 of the marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. The main thing to keep in mind is that you will be having only 20 minutes to complete a section that means 60 minutes for 100 questions. So students, start preparing for IBPS Clerk exam and gear up your preparation. Keep on reading this article to check on a well planned strategy that will help you ace your marks in the IBPS Clerk prelims exam 2019.

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Before we dive into the proper strategy to clear the IBPS Clerk prelims exam, let us have a look at the exam pattern so that you will have an idea about the exam.

IBPS Clerk examination pattern:

IBPS Clerk is a two-tier online examination which includes both preliminary and mains examination. The pattern for prelims and mains are different from each other. This year the pattern of the examination is the same as the last year. Also, there is no interview for this exam. A candidate is provisionally allowed after clearing mains examination.You can also check IBPS Clerk exam pattern for Mains also.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Pattern 2019:

Prelims is the entry stage of any examination. IBPS Clerk examination test a candidate through intellect, aptitude and English in this stage. According to the official notification, prelims is scheduled on 7th , 8th, 14th and 21st of December 2019. Here is a structure for the same:

Sr. No. Subjects No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
 1 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
 2 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
 3 English 30 30 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

IBPS Clerk syllabus 2019:

IBPS Clerk examination includes aptitude, reasoning, language and general awareness paper as a whole. A candidate who wants to ace this examination in the first attempt must go through the pattern and syllabus of the examination to plan a perfect strategy. You can look into this article to know more IBPS Clerk syllabus 2019.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Section Wise Strategy: English section

This section will test your basic knowledge of English grammar rules, Vocab and proficiency in other topics as well.

Important Topics Expected Number of Questions Time 
Reasing Comrehension 7-10 5-7 minute
Spotting Errors 5 3 minute
Cloze Test 5-10 4 minute
Fillers 5 4 minute
Vocabulary 1-2 2 minute

Keep the following important things in mind before you start off your preparation:

1.Reading newspaper will enhance your reading and vocabulary

2.Revise all the grammar rules, for that you can solve maximum questions on spotting errors.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Section Wise Strategy: Quantitative Aptitude

Important Topics Expected Number of Questions Time 
Data Interpretation 8-10 5-7 minute
Simplification & Approximation 5-10 5 minute
Number Series 5 3-4 minute
Miscellaneous(Average, P&L, Time &work, Ratio proportion, Percentage etc) 10-12 5-7 minute

Things to keep in mind: Practice is the only key to success.

2.Learn short tricks and how to compute them in a question

3.Always revise from the basic and then move to advance level.

4. Take online mock test.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Section Wise Strategy: Reasoning Ability

Important Topics Expected Number of Questions Time 
Puzzles and Sitting Arrangement 10-15 7-10 minute
Syllogism 3-5 3 minute
Inequality 3-5 2-3 minute
Blood Relation 2-4 3 minute
Coding-Decoding 1-2 2 minute

Things to remember:

1.Practice a different variety of puzzles and other questions

2.Make sure you find the idea behind the questions within seconds

3.Do not stick to a single question for long.

Please Note: Time given for each section to attempt a particular section is based on the number of questions asked. If number of questions asked from a topic are more, time duration will also be more.

Check IBPS Clerk Previous Year Papers (2015-2018)

Preparation Strategy for IBPS Clerk 2019:

A well-planned strategy is all you need to crack this examination. If you are determined enough to plan a strategy and stick to the plan, no one can stop you from cracking the examination. The study plan should be framed in accordance with the syllabus and pattern keeping time management in mind. The syllabus of IBPS Clerk is very vast so giving more time to the important topics can help you sail through this examination. Bankersadda guides you in the most comprehensive way so that you can never have to face failures in your preparation journey. Here is a guide for you to crack IBPS Clerk 2019 examination.

Go through the syllabus and pattern: When you are going to plan a strategy or even thinking about attempting banking examinations, the first and foremost thing you can do is understanding the syllabus and pattern of the bank exam. This will make you analyze the topics and the type of question targeted by specific bank exam. Click here to know all about IBPS Clerk 2019.

Practice mocks and previous year’s paper: Practice is the key to success especially when it is about banking examination. Solve as many mock test as possible. Go through all the previous year paper and solve them religiously. Focus on your weak as well as strong areas. Try to solve question paper of prelims in 60 minutes and mains in 160 minutes. Sticking to the time is very important aspect for cracking bank examination. Assess yourself from time to time to get the best results. Bankersadda has comprehensive test series for enhancing your practice skills and acing the examination. We have two packages for you to increase your performing in IBPS Clerk 2019 with video solutions: Online prelims test package having 85 test and Online prelims test package having 35 test

Time table: Planning a strategy directs you to make a study time table. Fix time for every subject. Read general awareness and dedicate more time to the important topics. Quants and reasoning has more weightage in prelims and mains so focus on polishing it as much as you can. Here is a rough plan you can use to make a time table:

  • Make a sheet of daily schedule.
  • Set two type of task: short term plan and long term plan
  • Short term will include setting task for a week and long term will include completing major syllabus.
  •  Look for the topics which are carrying more marks and focus on them.
  • Decide time for every subjects and read them daily.
  • Solve a mock test daily with keeping time in mind. When exams are just 10-15 days away, try to solve 2-3 mock test and revise them thorougly.
  • Stick to the plan as consistency will help you in succeeding easily.

Keep yourself updated: Keep visiting the official website of IBPS to check for the details and changes made by the conducting agency. Read newspaper and general economics related information as they are helpful in mains. Also, keep on visiting our website

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