Last Minute Tips for IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Preparation 2020 Section Wise

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is conducting the next shifts of the IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam on 12th&13th December 2020. 2577 vacancies have been released by IBPS for the post of IBPS Clerk 2020. Candidates must follow some last-minute tips at the time of appearing for the exam of IBPS Clerk Prelims 2020. Let us first look at the exam pattern of IBPS Clerk Prelims 2020.

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IBPS Clerk Prelims 2020: Exam Pattern


Name of Tests(Objective)

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks



English Language



20 minutes


Quantitative Aptitude



20 minutes


Reasoning Ability



20 minutes





60 minutes 


IBPS Clerk Prelims 2020: Section Wise Tips

English language:

Most of the aspirants keenly look forward to solving this section as they have ample chance of scoring marks and improve their overall score in the prelims exam. But still, candidates must keep in mind some important tips to score maximum in the section:

  • Clear basics: If the Basics of the English language is clear to the candidate, then scoring marks in this section will not be difficult. The candidates need to have clear basic knowledge of the grammar and grammatical rules.
  • Read daily: Very few days are left for the candidates to bring their reading skills to brilliancy, Yet it is not impossible. Candidates, if read the editorials, newspaper, daily English magazines, etc. then they can improve their reading skills very easily. Good reading skill is developed through reading itself that is why the candidates need to read daily.
  • Attempt mocks: To practice the reading, writing, and vocabulary section the candidates need to practice through giving mock tests or by solving previous years’ question papers to get an idea of how the English section appears and what is the difficulty level of the questions asked in this section.

Reasoning Ability :

  • Practice to Master: The only way to is this section in the examination is to practice it as much as possible. Candidates are advised to give mock test/test series and attempt the reasoning ability section with concentration and in an attempt to score maximum in it. Analyzing the mistakes and improving them will eventually Complete the candidate’s preparation of the section.
  • Keep track of speed and accuracy: Even if the candidate is fully prepared for this section the candidate needs to attempt every question accurately and keeping the timespan in mind. Candidates must attempt the test series and try to complete them before the time duration to speed up their attempts.
  • Hold command on topics like coding-decoding, inequality, Syllogism, etc. As the majority of the questions are asked from these topics and the candidates need to prepare those topics which hold a high weightage of marks.
  • Solve questions on puzzles and seating arrangements as these are Types of questions that are commonly asked in the reasoning ability section. Practicing these types of questions will not only save the candidates time but will also make sure that their attempts are accurate enough to secure good marks.

Quantitative aptitude:

  • Clear Concepts: Basic concepts of the important topics that can appear in the quantitative aptitude section are very important as questions can be answered only when the basics are clear.
  • Learn tricks: To attempt the questions accurately it is important for the Candidate to invest a sufficient amount of time in each question. To do so, every candidate must solve the questions In a speed attempt. Learning tricks for squares, Cubes, percentage Values, multiples, etc. will ensure that candidates do not waste much of their time on a single question.
  • Practice Topics: Questions that are based on data interpretation shall be practiced and prepared thoroughly as the majority of the questions are asked from this section. That means that these types of questions carry a lot of weightage of marks.

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Last-Minute Tips for IBPS Clerk Prelims 2020:

Apart from the section-wise preparation strategies discussed above, there are some tips that candidates must keep in mind while preparing for the exam in these last few days.

  • Give sectional test: The candidates need to analyze their performance section wise by attempting the sectional tests and improving their mistakes and make them their strength.
  • Attempt daily quizzes: This will help the aspirants to have a better idea of how well they are grasping the material and also will make them focus on the information that still needs more practice.
  • Turn off technology: Any kind of distraction can hamper the preparation and the performance of the candidates who are appearing for the examination. And technology is one of the most effective distractions of all. Candidates must turn off the non-essential technologies like mobile phones, laptops, etc, and prefer studying from handwritten notes.
  • No stress/anxiety: Rather than improving your situation anxiety and stress ruins it all. That is why Candidates must not take any kind of mental stress before the exam and prepare themself with peace and tranquillity.
  • Don’t go out: As COVID-19 has hit our nation badly, is important for all the banking aspirants to take all the safety measures and avoid going out in this epidemic before the exam.

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