Last-Minute Tips for IBPS SO Prelims 2019

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IBPS is all set to conduct IBPS SO Prelims Exam on 28 and 29 December 2019. All the aspirants who are about to appear for the IBPS SO Exam must have started their preparation already. Only 3 days are left for the exam, so there will be nervousness among the students regarding the examination. If you are preparing for IBPS SO, you must be aware of the two patterns that IBPS has laid down for IBPS SO Exam. We are providing you with a complete guide that is important for the days left in IBPS SO Exam.

IBPS SO 2019 Prelims Exam Pattern

The preliminary exam of IBPS SO is of 125 marks in 120 minutes time duration. IBPS SO prelims exam is not common for all the post but the timings and maximum is the same. Also, there is a sectional cut-off in IBPS SO Exam. Here is the post-wise prelims pattern of IBPS SO 2019.

  • For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari:
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 150 125 120 minutes

  • 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 150 125 120 minutes

IBPS SO 2019 Tips: Last-Minute Tips

With only 3 days in your bucket, what is important for you is to understand the nature of the exam and focus on giving the best in the remaining time. Here are some IBPS SO Last Minute Tips to help you with the last minute hussle of the examination:

General  IBPS SO Tips  

  • To make the best use of your knowledge, you should try to get at least 8 hours of sleep during these last days of your preparations.
  • Try not to pull an all-nighter a day before the examination, it may affect your ability to concentrate and can also make you unable to recall what you studied for the exam.
  • If possible, try exercising for 15 minutes every day because it gets the blood flowing. It resets your brain, increases blood flow to the brain and prepares you for critical thinking and retention.
  • Eat healthy as healthy pre-exam nutrition gives you an added edge during exam time.
  • Avoid brain blocking foods such as foods made of white flour or those that are high in refined sugar: cookies, cakes, and muffins, chocolates, desserts or candies.

IBPS SO Prelims Tips for Revision: 

  • Sort the important topics into a checklist and settle on how each and every point is to be revised before appearing for the examination.
  • Do not pick up an entirely new topic during the time of revision, you will only make a botch of what you have done so far.
  • Make sure that the revision is followed by practice so that it doesn’t go waste. Full-length mocks are the best to practice with during these days so, make sure that you take one every day.

How To Attempt The Exam:

  • Go for the examination with a proper plan so that you aren’t barking the wrong trees while attempting the examination.
  • Do not stick to a single question that you are not able to solve. Without wasting any time, move forward with the next question.

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