IBPS RRB Clerk Mains Exam 2019: How to manage time during exam?

Less than a handful of days are left for IBPS RRB Clerk Mains exam 2019. Students aspiring to pursue their career in the public rural and semi-urban sectors bank must have started their preparation for the battle already. The IBPS RRB Clerk Mains exam is to be held on 20th October 2019. The prelims stage of IBPS RRB Clerk exam was held on 17th and 18th August 2019. The IBPS RRB Clerk prelims result is out already. The candidates who have qualified the preliminary stage are all set to attempt the mains stage. With only 3 days, aspirants need to keep in mind the time management, accuracy and speed in mind as they are the key to crack through the exam.

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Key points to keep in mind for IBPS RRB Clerk mains 2019

This article is dedicated to help students in managing their time during IBPS RRB Clerk exam. Time management, speed and accuracy plays a crucial role in RRB examination. Also, there is need of giving equal importance to each section as all the sections are important and can fetch you marks. Before we go deep inside, let us explain you the IBPS RRB Clerk mains exam pattern so that you don’t have to look for more searches.

IBPS RRB Clerk Mains Exam Pattern 2019

The IBPS RRB Clerk mains exam is very different from the prelims stage. The mains stage demnads a persistent efforts and smart work. Here is the pattern:

S. No. Name of the Test Medium of the exam No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. Reasoning Ability Hindi/English 40 50 Composite time of 120 minutes
2. Numerical Ability Hindi/English 40 50
3. General Awareness Hindi/English 40 40
4.a English Language English 40 40
4.b Hindi Language Hindi 40 40
5. Computer Knowledge Hindi/English 40 20
Total 200 200

Candidate can either choose Hindi or English as per your convenience. There is a penalty of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. No penalty for unattemtpted questions are there.

Time Management Tips: IBPS RRB Clerk mains 2019

Unlike IBPS RRB Clerk prelims exam, the mains exam consist of 5 sections: Reasoning Ability, Numerical ability, English/Hindi, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge. There is a composite time of 2 hours in total for the whole exam and a total of 200 marks. Why is there a necessity to manage time is a question that strikes every aspirants mind. The time management is needed for the sure selection in any banking examination especially the online mode of examination.

Here are some section-wise tips to manage your time

Reasoning and numerical ability: The reasoning and numerical aptitude are more time consuming and both carries the 50 marks. This means a total of 100 out of 200 is fixed for Reasoning and Numerical section. So, manage your time by practicing as much as can for this section. As this section can help you in scoring high and can make your name shine in the merit list due to the fixed syllabus and important key areas. Candidate can take 50-55 minutes for reasoning and numerical ability together. It demands calculation and question solving, hence more time for this section is but obvious.

English/Hindi: This section demands the knowledge of grammar. Candidate should not give more than 15-20 minutes to this section section. As it is easy to have errors in this section.

General Awareness: This section can be 20-25 minutes. There are 40 questions in total of general awarness in IBPS RRB Clerk mains exam. So, candidate need to read the question carefully and answer them accurately.

Computer Knowledge: The computer knowledge can be given the lowest timing as only the basic topics are asked in it. So, do not waste much time for this section. Also, it has only 20 marks in total out of 200 marks.

Remaining time: If you are still left with the time, do look for the question in which you have even 1% doubt. Your last minutes in examination are very important.

Other tips to keep in mind

Syllabus and previous year’s paper: If you are appearing for IBPS RRB Clerk mains exam, you must have gone through the syllabus and previous year’s question paper if the respective examination. Recall them again and manage your time according to the time taking and less time consuming questions to balance the time in the mains exam.

Speed test: Speed test is the way through which you can improve your time management and can help yourself to deal with the exam. This will make you experience the real exam like atmosphere.

Mock test: You must have gone through the mock test already. Still solve some mock test and revise the old ones as it can help in maiantaing accuracy and speed.

Mistake elimination: After solving mock test, you must have analysed the test. Work on the mistakes and avoid them in future. The main gist of solving various mock test is eliminating your mistakes and maintaining accuracy.

Admit card: Download the admit card one day prior to the examination. Check the information given on the admit card strictly. Do not forget to keep everything as per the admit card information.

Relaxed mind: Value for time doesn’t mean you will hurry up everything. The key to success is patience. So, time management is necessary but do not forget to keep your mind in peace.

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