Start Your Preparation for Bank Mains Exam

This is the peak time for all banking aspirants as all IBPS 2020 recruitment exams for various posts are scheduled in December 2020, January & February 2021. In every banking sector recruitment process of IBPS, there are two stages of online tests- Prelims and Main Examinations. Every aspirant makes a plan for prelims, as it is the first step towards the recruitment, but students tend to miss out on making a proper strategy for the second stage i.e. the Main Exam.

The online Main examination is a tough nut to crack, whether it is of IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, SBI PO, IBPS RRB. It usually comprises of the following subjects- Data Interpretation & Analysis, English Language, Reasoning Ability, Computer Awareness & General Awareness with special reference to Banking.

Let us first take a look at the tentative dates of the upcoming main examinations:

Examinations Tentative Dates
IBPS Clerk Mains 2020 28.02.2021
IBPS PO Mains 2020 04.02.2021
SBI PO Mains 2020 29.01.2021
IBPS RRB PO Mains 2020 30.01.2021
IBPS RRB Clerk Mains 2020 20.02.2021

When Should You Start Your Preparation for Bank Main Examinations?

The appropriate time is NOW!! Yes, you read it right. If you have already appeared in the IBPS PO, IBPS RRB & IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examinations, then you shouldn’t be making any excuses to yourself. To crack the online main exams you not only have to study Reasoning, English, Quantitative Aptitude but also General Awareness which may seem like a big task. If you are targeting SBI PO recruitment and/or you are yet to appear in IBPS SO, IBPS PO, IBPS RRB preliminary exams, even then you should develop a habit of reading current affairs and making notes of it. It will be your first but very crucial step towards main exam’s preparation.

Ask yourself- if not now, then when? if you delay the main exam’s preparation, how are you planning to complete it on time? 

How to Start Preparation for Main Exams?

Adda247 is always with you in every step of your preparation journey. The level of the main examination is going to be tough and it will require targetted preparation. The best tool for practising more and more is by attempting mock tests. After you are done with clearing your concepts, you’ll need to attempt as many tests as you can to make your preparation foolproof.

Here is the list of latest pattern based mock test series that you can choose to practice for your targetted Bank Main Exam:

IBPS PO Mains Online Mock Test Series 2020-21 Click Here
SBI PO Prime 2020-21 Online Test Series Click Here
IBPS Clerk Mock Tests 2020-21 – Test Series for Clerk Mains Prime (With Solutions) by Adda247 Click Here
IBPS RRB 2020-21 Online Test Series for Mains (with solutions) Bilingual RRB Office Assistant Mock Test Click Here

Make a Plan For Yourself

Every student has a different approach and a different set of strengths and weaknesses. You must make a plan that suits you well to crack the main examination you are targetting.

Study Current Affairs Daily

This should rather become your lifestyle habit, rather than just a strategy for main exams. Knowledge of Current Affairs will not only help you in banking sector main exams, but also in the interview, group discussions and other walks of your professional life.

Do not skip studying Computers for IBPS RRB Mains

IBPS RRB Mains is amongst the few banking sector exams that still has a dedicated section for computer knowledge. This is a scoring section and with little effort, it can bag you marks that shall help you get into the final merit list for selection. You need not go into the depth of the topics as computers can be a vast subject; just the basic knowledge of Computer Software and Hardware, Computer Operations, Programming Languages, Operating System, Cyber Security, Database System, MS Office Suite, Shortcuts and Abbreviations will do.

Utilize this time to gain speed in solving puzzles and DIs

The majority of questions in the Data Interpretation & Analysis section and the Reasoning Ability section will comprise of DIs and Puzzle & Seating Arrangement in the main examination for any banking sector recruitment. It is best that you make use of this time to practice more such questions and gain speed in solving them. The more you practice, the more you will know- which questions fit best to attempt and which question you should skip in the exam.

at the end… PRACTICE IS THE KEY TO SELECTION !!! this is the ultimate mantra for any competitive examination. You can also join live batches and video courses by expert faculties on Adda247 to clear your basics and then practice accordingly.