How To Prepare Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS SO 2019

| Updated On December 18th, 2019 at 06:12 pm

IBPS is all set to roll IBPS SO Prelims Exam on 28th and 29th December 2019. IBPS SO Notification was released on November 5, 2019 to recruit 1163 candidates as a Specialist Officer in various Public Sector Banks. The Specialist Officers coordinate with other bank official to ensure systematic delivery of banking & financial service. Candidates who want to work in their own field of study like Information Technology, Marketing, Agriculture, HR, Law etc must have tied their belt to get the desired result.Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS SO Prelims 2019 is the most difficult section to be cracked due to its syllabus. For more details check IBPS SO Syllabus for all posts.

If you are preparing to ace IBPS SO for the post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer, Quantitative Aptitude is all that you will have to go through accompanied with Reasoning and English. Before digging deep, we are sharing the structure of IBPS SO Prelims Exam to help you with Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS SO 2019. You can also practice with IBPS SO Quantitative Aptitude Books 2019-20.

IBPS SO Preliminary Exam Pattern

 For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari
Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of
Questions
Maximum
Marks
Medium of Exam Duration
1. English Language 50 25 English 40 minutes
2. Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
3. General Awareness with Special
Reference to Banking Industry
50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
Total 150 125
For the Post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

Sr. No. Name of Tests  No. of
Questions
Maximum
Marks
Medium of Exam Duration
1. English Language 50 25 English 40 minutes
2. Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
Total 150 125

So, all the candidates who are ready to face the challenge of IBPS SO must be feeling familiar with the IBPS SO exam pattern. Now, moving to the theme of the guide.

To get through the examination, a proper IBPS SO strategy is needed. You can also practice with IBPS SO Mock test. The exam pattern of IBPS SO for Post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer consists of 3 sections: Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning and English.

This article will provide you with a comprehensive guide to prepare Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS SO Exam 2019. you can also refer to IBPS SO Quantitative Aptitude Books 2019-20 from the house of Adda247.

Preparation Guide: IBPS SO Quantitative Aptitude

As Quantitative Aptitude (Quant) forms a main major portion of IBPS SO Prelims Exam. It has a weightage of 50 questions and carries a total score of 50 marks out of total 150 marks. Also, the total time alloted to this section is 40 minutes. It is important for an aspirant to give equal importance to every section as there is sectional cut-off in IBPS SO Exam.

As it checks your mathematical ability, you need to excel theoretical part and then go for adapting short tricks. This will increase your accuracy and speed at the same time. A few of the topics covered in this section are proportion, ration, number system, average, percentage, simplification, data interpretation, etc. keep practicing daily to enhance your ability with every passing day.

How to Prepare Quant Section for IBPS SO?

Those who are willing to prepare for IBPS SO for the first time must be feeling puzzled how and from where they can start their preparations. Even the experienced players must need a guide to improve all the mistakes.Quant could be the most difficult task for almost every aspirant. Here are some simple tips to prepare quant for IBPS SO 2019:

  • Prepare a time table for IBPS SO So that you will have an idea on how to start your preparation for IBPS SO.
  • Prioritize your topics for IBPS SO prelims, to avoid a hassle in starting off the chapters.
  • Arrange all the study material for IBPS SO quant, you can also refer the best book for quant for IBPS SO i.e Ace quant by Adda247.
  • Start with the basics. Do not go for the short tricks in the starting. This will only puzzle you. Once you get familiar with the basics of all the chapters to be prepared try short tricks.
  • Learn all the formulas and important tricks and how to compute them in a question is a major task.
  • Prepare notes of the important topics or chapters that you will need at the end while revising the whole syllabus.
  • After revising the chapters, Practice miscellaneous exercise. This will help you analyze your capability to tackle a question in a mixed form.
  • Take the mock test for IBPS SO. Section-wise mock test is the best way to analyze your performance and this will highlight your weak points and you can work on them to improve.
  • Always learn from your mistakes. Do not repeat the same in the exam. Work on them and make a new start.

Important topics: IBPS SO Quantitative Aptitude

IBPS SO has almost the same syllabus as IBPS PO. The top scoring area as per the trends and previous year’ analysis are given below. Go through them.

1. Data Interpretation

Types of DI to be cover for IBPS SO prelims and IBPS SO Mains 2019

  • Pie Charts
  • Line Graph
  • Bar Graphs
  • Tabular
  • Radar DI
  • Caselet DI
  • Missing DI
  • Funnel DI(latest from SBI)

Except for DI, other Topics to be covered for IBPS SO Prelims 2019 are:

2. Inequality/ Quadratic Equations
3. Number Series
4. Simplification and Approximation
5. Other miscellaneous topics (Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Average, Speed & Distance, etc)

How to Improve Your calculation/speed for IBPS SO Exam 2019?

  • First and foremost thing is to quit the use of the calculator. It will make you habitual of using it and your speed to tackle with the questions will be restricted.
  • Play with numbers. Try to find the square, division, sum and multiplication of the numbers written on the car plate. This will help you increase your speed.
  • Practice quiz on simplification and approximation to ace your speed. You will find a number of quizzes on Adda247 app.
  • Make mind calculations. Try not to use paper and pen. This will save you time during the exam.
  • You can also check the quant hacks for IBPS SO to increase your speed and calculation for the upcoming banking exams.
  • Practice as much as you can with the Adda247 daily chapter-wise quiz and miscellaneous quiz provided on Adda247 app and bankersadda.

IBPS SO Prelims Quant Tips

  • Make yourself well-versed with the pattern, types of question and the difficulty level of IBPS SO exam.
  • You should analyze where you are lacking. If your speed is not good, work on it as it will only sail you through the prelims stage.
  • The practice is the only key. Practice as much as you can until you achieve the satisfaction that now you are ready to appear for the IBPS SO exam.
  • Work on your weak points.
  • Take the mock test for IBPS SO. This will help you analyze where you stand and if you need more practice than you have done.
  • Work on your time management, speed, and accuracy. These are the most important things for the banking exams.

So students start preparing for quant for IBPS SO and ace your marks in the IBPS SO exam. Do not leave any topic untouched. Everything is important from exam point of view. Keep practicing. Work Hard.

All The Best!

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