IBPS PO Mains Exam: Point to consider before mains exam preparation

The much awaited exam of IBPS PO is being held. IBPS PO exam for prelims is held on 12th October for Day 1 and now it is to be held on 19th October 2019. Candidates who have already given the prelims exam of IBPS PO must not wait for the IBPS PO exam result. IBPS PO Mains exam date is notified in the notification of IBPS PO. The IBPS PO Mains exam is to be held on 30th November 2019. So, not much time is left for the IBPS PO mains exam. Candidate who want to pursue their career with public sector banks on the post of probationary officer should not waste their time in waiting for the prelims result and start preparing for IBPS PO Mains exam today onward.

Preparation for IBPS PO Mains 2019

Preparation of IBPS PO mains or any other competitive exams demand the knowledge of IBPS PO Mains pattern, IBPS PO mains syllabus and previous year’s paper. In this article we have given all th info related to IBPS PO mains exam, keep on reading.

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IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern 2019

IBPS PO Mains exam is very different from the prelims exam. So, a consistent effort is needed to ace through the exam. IBPS PO Main Examination is both objective and descriptive in nature and is based on online mode. The objective test is of 3 hours consist of 200 marks whereas the descriptive test is of 30 minutes of 25 marks. Here is the IBPS PO Mains pattern 2019:

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
3 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
4 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
Total 155 200 3 Hours

The descriptive test is a test of English which contains Letter Writing and Essay with 25 marks and 30 minutes duration.

Note: For every wrong answer in both preliminary and mains examination, there will be a negative marking of 1/4th of the marks assigned to the particular question.

IBPS PO Mains Preparation Tips

Strategy: The mains exam can be aced only through a perfect strategy. Formulate a strategy and work on your weak as well as strong points equally. The most important thing is to stick to your strategy as consistency is the key to success.

Syllabus: Candidates who are sure about cracking their prelims cut-off must go through IBPS PO Mains syllabus and make a study plan for the same.

Previous year’s paper: Going through the previous year’s paper is important as it can help you in knowing the details of the examination.

Newspaper: Reading newspaper is one of the important part that is not important in the prelims stage. The general awareness section consist of both static and current affairs. The current affairs section can only be aced through newspaper and monthly CA magazine.

Speed and Mock test: Mock test forms the basis of your upcoming examination. So, once you are done with all the topics of the syllabus, start attempting mock for the exam. It will not only help you in making your exam ready but also helps in time management.

Time management: Most of the banking exams demands proper time management due to sectional cut-off and sectional timing. The IBPS PO Mains exam contains time for each section and as it is on online mode, you have to manage your time accordingly.

Relaxation: For a healthy preparation mode, a candidate need to relax his/ her mind. It will improve your performance. No matter, how many problems you have in life, your focus should be on your goal and rest all the things will fall in place.

So, aspirants do not wait for the right moment. Start your preparation for IBPS PO mains exam from today onwards.

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