IBPS PO Mains: How to Manage Time in Each Section

| Updated On November 22nd, 2019 at 04:08 pm

IBPS PO Mains exam 2019 will be conducted on 30th November. Students dreaming of the most sought after job must be feeling all at sea on how to manage time in IBPS PO Mains exam to attempt and score maximum. Well students, we all know achieving is far more better than just dreaming your desired goal. Being on the right track helps us to start a bright career with the banking sector. IBPS PO job is the dream of millions of students and out of those millions only few prominent are finally scrutinized by the banks. We all know, with the introduction of sectional timing in the IBPS PO exam mains exam, the test has become very speed intensive that can be cleared with a good mix of accuracy. How to attain that efficiency for IBPS PO mains exam? How much time should be given to each topic in each section? Let us discuss the same.

Time management is the most important factor that can eliminate half of your hurdles coming in the path of your desired job. Besides paying attention to failure reason, it is important to manage time for the Bank PO mains exams. One should keep an eye on  time management tips for IBPS po exam to fetch high marks. As there will be sectional timing in the IBPS PO mains, students can not allot the time to themselves according to their convenience. Now students have to devote all their time equally to each section in the IBPS PO Mains exam. Keep on reading this article to check how you can manage time during the exam for each section in IBPS PO Mains to score better.

Time Management Tips: IBPS PO Mains 2019

The first thing to be concluded is to have knowledge about the IBPS PO Mains exam pattern and IBPS PO syllabus for mains examination. Everyone has the ability to crack bank PO exams only if he dives into the hardhip of the IBPS PO exam 2019. One needs to understand the importance of Managing time for each section. Sectional timing has been introduced in  IBPS PO Exam by IBPS  to tackle the worst situation that can hit your way, check the tips given by our expert team to handle the time management for IBPS PO Mains exam.

Lets begin with the English section to score better with the time management skills. According to IBPS PO exam time slot, Only 40 minutes would be given to you to solve 35 questions. Check how you can make the best out of it.

Have a look at the IBPS PO Mains exam pattern:

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

English section : 40 minutes 

You can choose to attempt the easy question in the starting. If you are good at reading you can pursue ahead with it otherwise miscellaneous part would be easy handling for you. Check how much time you should devote to topics mentioned.

Error detection 5 minutes
Sentence Improvement 5 minutes
Cloze test 5 minutes
Fillers 5 minutes
Para jumbles 5 minutes
Reading comprehension As per your reading skill (Not more than 10-12 minutes)
Column based 5 minutes

Make sure at the last 2-3 minutes are left for other questions you may have skipped or for revising all that you have attempted.

Note: There can be other topics as well in place of the topics mentioned above. Kindly manage your time accordingly.

Data Analysis & Interpretation section: 45 minutes

This section can be your saviour if you practiced well. Due to increasing level of difficulty this section has become a nightmare for the students. Pick those question in the starting which are doable and does not require much of calculation. Have a look at how you can distribute your time for each section.

Number series 4 minutes
Data sufficiency 5 minutes
Quadratic equation 4 minutes
Data Interpretation 15-20 minutes
Miscellaneous In the left out time

Make sure whatever you attempt is accurate. Along with the Time management accuracy is important. Do not mark answers on random guessing just to incrase your attempted score. This will ruin your accuracy.

Note: There can be other topics as well in place of the topics mentioned above. Kindly manage your time accordingly.

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude Section: 60 Minutes

This section tests your thinking ability and the idea behind a very particular question. Puzzles in this section carries the highest weightage but sometimes are time taking due to complexity in nature. Check how much time should be spend on single topic.

Data sufficiency 5 minutes
Syllogism 5 minutes
Blood relation, Direction sense 5 minutes
Miscellaneous including machine-output 20 minutes
Puzzles 25 minutes

Note: There can be other topics as well in place of the topics mentioned above. Kindly manage your time accordingly.

General Awareness Section: 35 Minutes

This section does not require any calculation thus you can easily answer 40 questions in 35 minutes. You just have to read the question and mark you answer. If you have learnt all the important topics so well then this topic would be a blessing for you. Make sure you mark only those answers you are sure about.

After the objective of duration 3 hours, there will be a descritive test writing of about 30 minutes where you will have to write an essay and letter. You can divide your time for letter and essay according to your writing and thinking speed for the content. Beware of making spelling errors, punctuation mark and grammatical error.

Students, we hope these tips top manage time will help you strive struggling the hard battle of IBPS PO Mains exam. In case you have any issue, feel free to contact us at blogger@adda247.com or connect to our moderators below in the comment section to ask your queries.

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