If any person is looking for a job in the bank as a clerk or probationary officer, then IBPS is the best exam for those aspirants. IBPS stands for Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection and it organizes Common Written Examination (CWE) for filling up the post in 14 public sector banks across the country.
The test contains 5 sections and time allots is 2 hours and 30 minutes. This test is of 200 marks.
5 sections are:
- Quantitative Aptitude: This section contains basic mathematical problems on time and work, problems on train, profit and loss, fractions, number system, mensuration, time and distance, average, probability, bar graph and pie charts etc.
- General Awareness: This section covers questions related to current affairs so try to read the newspapers, magazines and access internet on a regular basis. This is the most and one the scoring sections.
- Reasoning: This section is for checking the Mental Ability of the candidates and covers the section related to verbal and non-verbal types. It includes- analogy, classification, word formation, series, alphabet, ranking/ arrangement, syllogism, symbol and notation, data sufficiency and lots more stuff.
- English Language: This section is for checking vocabulary of a person and English language ability. Mostly students don’t give time to this section but this section requires maximum attention.
- Computer Knowledge: This section includes basic hardware and software problems related to computer along with networking. Questions will from basic computer terminology, computer architecture, internet, MS office etc. Computer knowledge for IBPS is must.
- Quantitative aptitude- 50 marks
- General awareness- 50 marks
- Reasoning- 50 marks
- English language- 50 marks
- Computer knowledge- 50 marks
If you score more than 55 percentile, you can easily qualify for the posts. The cut-off for the test goes up to 110. Though for reserved categories, cut-off is less as compared to general category. Cut-off for them is around 95.
IBPS PO EXAM Preparation
Many youngsters are preparing for IBPS PO/ Clerk Exam but only hard work is not enough. You need to have some tips and tricks too so that you can easily crack these aptitude tests and shape up your career in a good manner.
As the date of the exam comes close, candidates start feeling stress and pressure. At that time, nothing new goes in their mind. To tackle that moment, they must be prepared before only. This helps in gaining confidence before exam. Follow the below IBPS tips to be prepared for the exam.
IBPS Exams Tips and Tricks
1. Divide your time for each section. Don’t practice only one section as each section is equally important for competitive exams.
2. Learn tables up to 30. This will help in solving easy and tricky questions quickly.
3. Solve sample papers and previous year question papers every day.
4. There are many online test series too for this test. Start giving them weekly, monthly or as per your convenience.
5. You can have group study too and clear each other’s doubt. This way, you will learn more.
6. Be updated with current affairs and Indian history knowledge. Also learn about the financial sector. There will be questions on the development of the financial sector in the past few years or recent and the banking industry.
7. Don’t forget about your vocabulary, grammar and reading habits. This will help in solving questions of English Language part of the exam.
8. Must know the basic rules of BODMAS and mathematics of 8th standard and above.
9. For reading comprehension section you can aspire the following habits-
- Solve the question such that the subject of both passage and correct answer choice should be same. In case, they are not same or connected, that option is not likely to be the correct option.
- If the author has a negative tone in the subject of the passage, he/she is more likely to continue the tone in the ending of the Paragraph too. Hence, eliminate any option which has a different tone.
- Continuing tone also fits on continuing the idea. Thus option containing different ideas must also be eliminated.
10. Stop learning anything new before one month of the exam. At that time, just revise the syllabus thoroughly.
11. Make proper notes so that you don’t face any problem while revising.
All these tips if you will abide by then beyond all the doubts you will successfully crack any sort of competitive exams so leniently and will certainly get the dream job which you really wanted to aspire. Good Luck Guys!!!