How Can I start Preparation for IBPS PO?

One of the most important question that students often ask is- How can i start preparing for IBPS PO? In this space we will be discussing it in detail as how you can ace this exam.

IBPS PO 2020- IBPS has released the notification for PO and its time to tighten your seat belt and start preparing for this exam. This is one of the most coveted banking exam for which lakhs of aspirants apply every year. This is a golden opportunity and make sure you don’t miss it. One of the most important question that students often ask is- How can i start preparing for IBPS PO? In this space we will be discussing it in detail as how you can ace this exam.

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Preparation Strategy For IBPS PO Exam

It is important that you must know the recruitment process first before heading for the preparation. The exam is conducted in three stages namely: Prelims, Mains and Interview. Prelim is a qualifying exam while the marks scored in Mains and Interview are used to prepare the final merit list. In prelims there are only three sections namely: English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability.

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Prelims Preparation Strategy For IBPS PO Exam

English Language

This is one of the three section and carries 30 questions for 30 marks. There is provision of negative marking of 1/4th and also it is important to clear the sectional cut-off. Given below are some of the topics that can help you to ace this section with ease.

Reading Comprehension- Around 10-15 questions are asked ranging from tone of the passage to theme of the passage, anything can be asked. Make sure to read the passage carefully. Based on the previous year topics like: Science & tech are asked to increase the difficulty level of the exam. Passage related to politics, defense, war, History and even current affair could be asked. It is important to develop an understanding accordingly.

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Cloze Test- Another important topic is of Cloze test, it carries around 5-7 marks and right technique can help you to ace this topic with ease. Continuous practice is the key and reading and comprehending difficult topics must be done carefully.

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Para Jumbles- This can be very difficult if you don’t know the right approach. Linking of one sentence with another is an art that you must master in order to excel in this. Around 5 questions are asked and at time it can be 3 as well. The difficulty level of the increased by keeping the statement open with a pronoun and so on.

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Grammar- This can be a tricky topic and also length to cover. The tip to ace this topic is to go through all the relevant formula of important Grammatical topics and practice them. Topics like Noun, Pronoun, Adjective, Conditionals are a must to do. These are asked in the form of sentence correction etc.

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Quantitative Aptitude

This is another important section that scares a lot of students because it is calculative and lengthy but it doesn’t mean that it can’t be aced. There are certain students who score full marks and you can too by following the tips given below:

Simplification- This is the backbone of the section. Practicing simplification daily will not only help you to fetch the marks allocated to this topic but it will also help you to increase you calculation in Data Interpretation etc. based on previous exam analysis around 5-7 questions can be asked from this topic.

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Arithmetic Topics- You can not afford to miss this topic as it is the base of all the others topics that are asked in the examination. Practice questions on Time and Work, Ratio and Proportion, Ages, SI & CI etc. Data Interpretation are usually based on this.

Quantitative Aptitude

Data Interpretation- The Quantitative Aptitude section of IBPS PO prelims is another important topic and dominates the whole Quant section. It is important that you practice all types of Data Interpretation like: Bar Graph, Line Graph, Pie Chart etc.

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Reasoning Ability

You can easily score full marks in this section with right strategy and tips and tricks. Make sure you learn the tricks to solve the questions as regular method will not be able to pave the way for you to ace this section. Given below are some of the topic that you must do in order to score maximum marks in this section.

Puzzle and Seating Arrangement- Around 10-15 questions out of 35 are based on this topic. Continous practice and some tricks can do the wonder for you. Circular arrangement, Linear Arrangement are some of the popular seating arrangement of IBPS PO prelims exam.

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Inequality- Grab those extra 5 marks that will help you to stand in the que of selected students. This topic can be very tricky if you will go by the standard method. Make sure you learn some tricks and apply them while taking the mocks.

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Direction Sense- Around 3 to 5 questions are asked from this topic. Just get your basics right and you are all good to go for this section.

Blood relation- 3-5 questions are asked from this topic and some tips mixed with the basic concepts can do wonder for you.

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We hope that these tips and tricks will help you to ace your IBPS PO Prelims exam. For more interesting and informative articles, stay tuned to bankersadda!

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