IBPS or Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Probationary Officer Preliminary exam will be conducted on 7th, 8th, 14th & 15th October 2017 and the IBPS PO Mains exam will be conducted on 26th November 2017.IBPS PO preliminary examination 2017 is an objective type exam consisting of three sections – English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning. Candidates should clear the cut-off in all the 3 sections to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam.
IBPS PO Preliminary Examination 2017 Exam Pattern
Aspirants should go through the exam pattern, question format and should have complete knowledge of the number of questions that will be asked from each topic in the Prelims exam.
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Since you are left with only few days, therefore in this article, we are going to share a 15 days revision plan to help you revise the whole syllabus and to crack IBPS PO Prelims Exam with high scores. Candidates should try and revise all the important topics first and solve mock tests and practice papers simultaneously. Last 15 days devote close to 8-9 hours on a daily basis towards revision and practice so that you can crack IBPS PO Prelims Exam easily.
A total of 35 questions will be asked in Quantitative Aptitude section out of total 100 questions. The best way to score well in this section is by practicing and learning all the basic concepts. Focus on revising tables, important formulas and basic calculations and also learn short cut tricks. In IBPS PO Prelims 2016 exam, this section was of easy to moderate level. Candidates should focus on attempting the maximum number of questions but keeping in mind speed and accuracy. Focus more on Data Interpretation questions.
Topics to focus on:
- Number Series
- Ratio and Proportion
- Quadratic Equations
- Time and Work
- Time and Distance
- Data Interpretation (Bar Graph & Line)
There will be 35 questions in the Reasoning Ability Section. This section will test candidate’s problem solving techniques and logical skills. To score well in this section, candidate needs to do practice especially puzzles, which is the most difficult part of reasoning and also blood relation questions which are also quite complicated. Best way to practice is to solve puzzles like Sudoku, Crossword puzzles, Mind bender etc online.
Topics to focus on:
- Seating Arrangements
- Blood Relations
- Non-Verbal Reasoning
- Classification Input-output
This part of the exam is one of the scoring sections and comprise of 30 questions. Candidates should focus on basic concepts of English Grammar. Read editorial section of English newspapers, magazines and articles on a daily basis to improve both reading skills and vocabulary. To score well in reading comprehension, candidate should work hard on reading speed.
Topics to focus on:
- Para jumbles
- Cloze Test
- Reading Comprehension
- Spotting the Error
- Idioms & Phrases
- Synonyms & Antonyms.
IBPS PO Mock Test Series
Attempt IBPS PO Mock Test to improve speed and to also get an idea of the regular exam pattern and type of questions asked. Try to attempt two mock tests every day and analyze them to understand your mistakes. You should also analyze the time taken to finish the entire paper along with the difficulty level of the online mock test. For IBPS PO Prelims preparation, candidate should attempt IBPS PO Prelims Question Papers of Previous Years, IBPS PO Prelims Full Length Mock Tests, IBPS PO Section Wise Mock Test and IBPS PO Speed Tests. Sectional tests helps in analyzing how well you have prepared for a particular section and also helps in analyzing your weak areas. You can also subscribe to a good online platform that can help you with sufficient questions for practice as per the IBPS PO exam pattern.
Follow the above tips in the last 15 days as they will surely help you to improve your score in the IBPS PO preliminary exam 2017. Last but most importantly, stay calm and relaxed while appearing for the exam.