Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid During IBPS Clerk Preparation

IBPS Clerk notification 2019 is released. The last date for IBPS Clerk Apply online is 9th October 2019. Candidates aspriring to pursue their career in public sector banks on the post of office assistant (clerk) can apply online on the official website of IBPS. IBPS Clerk is a two stage online examination consisting of preliminarty and mains examination. Taking an online examination is a big challenge due to the fact that we are till graduation are familiar with the pen & paper mode of examination specially for the beginner. However, you can ace through this examination with simple steps.

IBPS Clerk exam for preliminary stage is scheduled to be held on 7th, 8th, 14th & 21st December 2019 and IBPS Clerk exam for mains stage is to be held on 19th January 2020. Only 2 months are left for the exam, aspirants must start preparing from today onwards to make their ends meet. There are many reason why even a smart aspirant fails to ace through exam. During IBPS Clerk preparation, you need to keep few things in mind and stop making few mistakes.

Mistakes To Avoid During IBPS Clerk Preparation 2019

IBPS Clerk exam is designed in a way that makes an aspirant commit few common mistake so that only the best and alert aspirants can make through the exam and get desired post in various public sector banks. IBPS Clerk is very close to IBPS PO, SBI Clerk in the manner of pattern and syllabus. So, IBPS Clerk should not be taken lightly. Here are few of the mistakes to avoid during IBPS Clerk preparation so as to gain assured success in the examination.

Specific Strategy: Most of the student, prepare for more than one banking examination and fails to focus their mind on a specified task. This a big flaw. If you are preparing for IBPS Clerk 2019, make a proper strategy after going through the syllabus, previous year’s paper and exam pattern. This will increase your chances of succeeding in the IBPS Clerk exam.

Practicing Chapter-wise? : This is a great myth surrounding banking as well as other competitive exams that makes a candidate go step by step on every topic. Unless you are beginner, do not waste so much time in solving a single chapter or topic especially in maths. Try to solve mix-bag of topics/ chapters as it will decrease the intensity of missing out on any important topics for the examination. 

Myths surrounding English section: The English section demands smart work instead of hard work. Aspirants generally think of mugging up all the grammar rule in lieu of getting good score but fails. Mugging up or going through basic books for grammar is not going to serve your purpose. The student need to have a mindset of practicing more rather tha n muggin up the rules. The time will come when, English section will look easy to you. Try mock test and understand the concept.

Leaving Comprehension? The comprehension section is the most easy topic if prepared well. If you take the reading comprehension as a burden, you should reconsider about this topic. This section can provide 5-10 marks and leaving such scoring topic can make you out of the success list. Solve few reading comprehension every week to ace through this section and also go through previous year’s comprehension question that will make you expert in answering comprehension questions.

Missing general awareness? As an aspirant, you must know the importance of general awareness. Although, general awareness is not a part of IBPS Clerk prelims exam. However, it forms an important section in mains examination. The mains exam of IBPS Clerk is just a month away from the prelims and it is impossible to ace general awareness in a month. Reading general awareness from newspaper or daily/weekly/monthly magazine can help you in keeping yourself up to date.

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Unbalanced Time Management: Time plays an important role in acing an examination especially when the exam is online. You need to stategize your preparation keeping time management in mind. This will help you in maintaing speed and accuracy.

Not paying equal attention to all section? This can be the biggest drawback to you as it can eliminate you chance to enter the public sector banks. There is sectional cut-off in prelims as well as mains stage of IBPS Clerk exam, so missing out on a single section can cost you heavily.

Mock-test: Aspirants think that going through the just a couple of mock test test can help in emerging them in flying colours. This is a big mistake as practice is the key to success especially when it is about banking examination. Solve as many mock test as possible that will help you in assured success.

Unnecessary attempt: As an aspirant of banking examination, you must know that IBPS Clerk has negative marking. So, do not attemots those question that are not out of your scope. If you select an answer just by guessing, it can penalize you with 1/4th marks for each wrong attempts.

Preparing for mains separately: The IBPS Clerk mains and prelims are not so far away. So, if you think you will start preparing for mains section after the prelims stage, it will not make any good. You should prepare for prelims as well as mains in parallel lines. Most of the topics asked in prelims are also asked in mains examination. So, prepare accordingly so that you don’t have to face failure at any stage.

All the best aspirants. Kick start your preparation and keep your worries at bay.

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