Useful Strategies to Crack Bank Exams 2021 in First Attempt

It is the dream of many students to work in the banking sector. Every year lakhs of candidates appear in the examination and apply for recruitment. There are various vacancies of Clerk, PO, SO are released for recruitment every year. This year as well, the vacancies will be released for the recruitment of Clerk, PO, SO through IBPS, SBI, RBI, etc. As the competition is increasing rapidly, so all the students who are preparing for the banking examination are advised to prepare well right away. The IBPS exams are scheduled to be held from August- September 2021, and for the SBI, till no notification is released, but it is expected that the notification will be released soon. So, without wasting the time, start preparing for the examinations. Today in this article we are going to provide you some useful preparation strategies which are helpful for the candidates to crack the exams in the first attempt who are going to appear in the examination. The recruitment is done based on prelims, mains, and interview round. The interview round is held only for PO and SO. All those students who will qualify for the prelims examination will be eligible for the mains examination, and those students who will qualify for the mains examination will be called for the interview round.

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But before jumping on to the preparation strategy, let us have a look, at the exam pattern of the various posts, which are released every year for recruitment.

IBPS SO 2021

For Rajsabha Adhikari Scale I officer

Serial No Section No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 50 50 40 minutes
2. English Language 50 25 40 minutes
3. General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50 40 minutes
Total 150 125 120 minutes

For other Specialist Officers (Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer Scale I

Serial No Section No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 50 50 40 minutes
2. English Language 50 25 40 minutes
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 minutes
Total 150 125 120 minutes

Note:- Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. The adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern

For the Post of Law Officer:

Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge Related to Law 60 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari:

Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge(Objective) 45 60 English & Hindi 30 minutes
Professional Knowledge(Descriptive) 2 English & Hindi 30 minutes

For the Post of IT Officer.

Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge Related to IT 60 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes

For the Post of Agriculture Field Officer.

Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge Related to Agriculture 60 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes

For the Post of Marketing Officer.

Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge Marketing Officer 60 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes

For the Post of HR/Personnel Officer.

Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge Related to HR 60 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes

IBPS/SBI PO 2021

Prelims

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 1 hour

Mains

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
3 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
4 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hours

 

Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with two questions for 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).

IBPS/SBI Clerk 2021

Prelims

Serial No. Section No. of Question Total Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

 

Mains

Serial Number Section No. of Question Total Marks Duration
1. General English 40 40 35 minutes
2. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
3. Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
4. General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 2 hours 40 minutes

 

Useful strategies to crack banking examination in the first attempt:

As the syllabus for SBI IBPS Clerk, PO and SO are almost similar, the subjects and topics are common, so we are providing you some preparation tips in the below article which will help you up in your preparation.

  1. Know the Syllabus: To start up your preparation for SBI PO 2021, the first step is to go through the detailed syllabus, by this, you will get familiar with the syllabus, and you will be able to make your study plan more effective.
  2. Study Plan: Once, you check the detailed syllabus, make your timetable and study plan, and start following the same. Divide your time equally for every subject.
  3. Concepts: Start with clearing the concepts and basics to solve the maximum number of questions.
  4. Reasoning Strategy: For Reasoning, start your preparation from the topics which are easier, following with the harder one. At Least try to solve 4-5 puzzles daily in the starting, as puzzles will be asked in the prelims as well as the mains examination. So try to increase the level simultaneously.
  5. Quantitative Strategy: Same with the Quantitative Aptitude section, start preparing with the simplification, number series, percentage, approximation, etc, the easier topics, followed by the difficult one, and DI will be asked in the mains and prelims both so daily practice the DI sets at least 5 -6 by increasing the level.
  6. English Language: Make a habit of reading a newspaper, at least try to read 2 editorials daily, and note down the new words you come across, at the same time note down the new and difficult words, this will help you in revising the same before the examination.
  7. Current Affairs: In the mains examination, current affairs will be asked of past 6 months, so the reading newspaper can give you an advantage in the mains examination, or you can also read the important current affairs provided on our Adda247 app, which not only includes the important headlines as well it will give you the static information as well related to the news.
  8. Short Notes: While you are going with your preparation make a short note of all the formulas and short tricks, which can be used before examination for revising.
  9. Practice: Practice is the key to success, so once you are done with the syllabus start practicing with the free quizzes available on our app, which includes the questions important from the exam point of view.
  10. Mock Test: After this, start attempting the mock tests, which are available on our app, designed by our expert faculty which is based on the exam pattern with detailed solutions, which will help you in clearing your doubts and will improve the speed with accuracy.
  11. Analysis: Thoroughly analyze the mock test given by you, and rectify your mistakes properly.
  12. Practice daily the new pattern difficult question, this will increase your level, as well help you in attempting the maximum question in the examination.
  13. Previous Year Papers: Practice the questions from the previous year’s papers, as this will give you an idea about the examination pattern and the difficulty level of the questions asked in the examination.

 Also Check: UPSC EPFO 2021: Exam Schedule and Admit Card – Check Here

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We hope that this information will be helpful for all the candidates who are going to appear in the banking examination this year. Start preparing for the examination, without wasting the time.

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