Preparation Strategy for IBPS SO Prelims 2020 Exam

IBPS has released a notification where they opened the online application window for IBPS SO from 2nd November till 23 November 2020. The prelims exam for IBPS SO will be conducted on December 26 and 27 2020. There is not much time left with the candidates to prepare and strategize their preparation accordingly. There is not much time left with the candidates to prepare and strategize their preparation accordingly. As there is not much time left for the examination most of the aspirants are worried about how they can make through the exam in less time. To help the aspirants we will be discussing the exam preparation strategies for IBPS SO 2020 in this article. Before starting their preparation it is important for the aspirants to know the exam pattern of the exam that they are appearing for.

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Exam Pattern IBPS SO Prelims 2020

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

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

IBPS SO 2020 Preparation Strategy

After knowing the exam pattern fully the aspirants must follow the below preparation tips to increase their chance of scoring maximum in the IBPS SO Prelims 2020. we will be discussing the section-wise preparation strategies.

Reasoning Ability: This section consists of 50 marks and aspirants find this section to be a good opportunity to sore good in their exam. This section needs a lot of brainstorming. The following are the things that aspirants can prepare to ace this section.

  1. Go through previous year’s papers 
  2. Have a look at some reasoning quizzes to know the pattern of questions
  3. Topics like: Blood Relations, Coding-decoding, Alphanumeric series, Order and ranking, Seating arrangement, Puzzles etc. are frequently asked in this section.
  4. Try to solve 4-5 seating arrangement type and Puzzle type questions daily so as to have a grip over them.
  5. Take sectional as well as topic-wise tests and after the analysis improves the mistakes to prevent any repetition in the IBPS SO Exam 2020.

English Language: This section consists of 50 questions in total with 25 marks. For this section, it is important to clear the basic concepts. Here are some tips to do so:

  1. Go through the previous year’s question papers
  2. Read two articles per day in the newspaper whether it be The Hindu, The Indian Express, or any other that you prefer.
  3. You can read Editorials as well as read other Factual Articles on topics related to Health, Education, Economics, International News, Some reports, or Summits.
  4. You can take up Sectional Tests. Always analyze the tests after you take it as it shows you the concept and approach to solving a particular question
  5. Aspirants are also advised to take English quizzes to practice their performance.

Quantitative Aptitude: Aspirants tend to find this section to be the toughest of all. This section carries a weightage of 50 marks out of 125. This section also demands a lot of practice and consistent efforts. There are total of 50 questions in this section. Here are a few tips to improve your performance in this section.

  1. take up a sectional test and try to understand your strengths and weakness in the Quantitative Aptitude section.
  2. Solve Data Interpretation Questions as it has a higher weightage than other topics.
  3. Practice the previous year’s question papers and analyze your performance.
  4. Take up mock tests on a regular basis and solve them completely 
  5. Work on your calculations and practice some calculation tricks. This will save your time and effort which can be invested in some other questions.
  6. Practice topic wise tests that are available that covers almost ll the topics of Quant Syllabus in different levels of difficulty.

General Awareness

This section consists of general awareness questions with respect to the banking industry. below are some tips that aspirants can follow to make this section their strong point.

  1. Read newspapers and magazines daily. This will help the aspirants to cover almost all the topics. Aspirants are also advised to make notes of important news and headlines for revision
  2. Along with newspapers, watching live news is also important to stay updated about current affairs.
  3. Practice from ADDA247 daily quizzes that are being provided on the app as well as on bankersadda.com
  4. keeps revising at regular intervals. Do not leave anything important from the examination point of view. Learn each and everything that is helpful to you. Keep brushing up your knowledge.

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The above tips of preparation for the exam of IBPS will help the aspirants to boost up their preparations and make it more solid. There is not much time left for the exam so the aspirant is advised not to waste any more time and boost up their preparations with these strategies.