IBPS Clerk & PO exam have a Preliminary and Mains exam, those candidates who qualify in the Pre exam would be eligible for mains exam and then Personal Interview. Let us have a look at the sectional weight-age of both the exams.
It consists of 100 questions to be solved in an hour. Each question has 1 mark.
It has the same old pattern consisting of 200 questions divided into 5 sections and a time limit of 2 hours.
Here are some Tips for your preparation:
1. BECOME A MATHs EXPERT
You need to be able to solve the questions accurately and be as quick as possible because here time matters a lot.
Data interpretation is the major part of this subject it contains up to 15 questions from it. So you should have good knowledge about Tabulation, Pie chart, Line chart, line graph and Bar graph etc.
2. A PRO AT LOGICAL REASONING
This section is the most crucial area of the paper. It consists of 35 questions in PRE whereas 50 in MAIN. It is also a scoring section in which you can easily score good marks to push your overall score to high. Most of the questions in this part are the comprehensive type. It can be made less time consuming with more practice.
3. ENGLISH & VERBAL
Check your comprehensive ability and Grammar skills. Questions are mostly paragraph based. Also, Synonyms and Antonyms are very important. You need to develop a rich vocabulary for this. Other questions are fill in the blanks and sentence correction questions.
4. BECOME A READER
First, develop a regular habit of reading an English Daily. This will boost your vocabulary and improve your reading speed, which is also helpful during reading comprehension. Prefer any good English Newspaper (The Hindu, Indian Express etc)
5. UPDATE YOURSELF!
Try to be up to date with day to day happening and develop a habit of making Notes of important events – Mainly National, International, Bilateral Visits, Budget, Monetary Policies, RBI Announcements, Sports, Appointments, Books and Authors etc.
6. BASIC COMPUTER AWARENESS
Just go through Basic of Computers, Operating System Functions, Basic internet knowledge and protocols, Network basics (LAN & WAN), Generations of the computer, Input & Output Device, Shortcuts & Basic knowledge MS word, MS Excel, MS power point, Computer Shortcuts etc.
7. PLAN PROPERLY
You need to manage your time properly and prepare topic wise. Also, give separate time to each section, the General Awareness and Computer awareness section can be quickly finished off giving you more time for the QUANT & LOGICAL section. You need to attempt maximum questions in the given 120 minutes in order to maximize your chances of selection.
All the Best!