IBPS PO Mains Final Revision, Expected Safe Attempts: Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection (IBPS) has recently declared the IBPS PO Online Preliminary examination score cards for CWE PO-MT-VI. The shortlisted candidates will be called for second round i.e IBPS PO Mains Examination 2016.
Many of the shortlisted candidates have either completed or are at final phase of IBPS PO Mains examination preparation. Let us further help them in summing up preparation by introducing this article on IBPS PO Mains final revision along with data on expected safe attempts.
IBPS PO Mains Examination Pattern
Before shifting to the nucleus of our article i.e IBPS PO Mains Final Revision, let us first visit IBPS PO Mains examination pattern. IBPS PO Mains examination pattern will guide aspirants in getting to know the structure of examination.
This year, a new exam pattern for the IBPS PO Mains has been introduced. The IBPS PO Mains 2016 will have 5 sections in total – Reasoning, English, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge.
|Name of the Section||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time Allotted|
|English Language||40||40||30 minutes|
|Quantitative Aptitude||50||50||40 minutes|
|General Awareness (with special reference to Banking)||40||40||20 minutes|
|Computer Knowledge||20||20||10 minutes|
As you can see from the table that a separate time slot has been allotted to each section. The most important details regarding IBPS PO Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme for Mains Examination are as follows:
- There will be 200 questions in total and each will carry 1 mark.
- Total time duration for IBPS PO Mains exam is 140 minutes.
- The Written Examination will be bilingual i.e. English/ Hindi.
- The questions will be objective in nature.
- For every wrong attempt, 1/4th mark of the total score of the question will be deducted.
- A candidate cannot switch to any other section, even if he/ she is done with all the questions.
- Once the time is exhausted for a particular section,the system will automatically move to other section.
For IBPS PO Mains 2016, there will be both sectional and overall cut-off and the shortlisted candidates will be called for the final round i.e. Group Discussion/ Interview.
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The final merit list of selected candidates will be based on scores achieved in IBPS PO Mains and GD/ Interview.
IBPS PO Mains Final Revision 2016
With less than a week remaining, a candidate needs to divert himself/ herself from preparation phase to revision phase. A candidate needs to pen down some crucial pointers for IBPS PO Mains final revision.
Revisiting the important topics
A candidate must polish all the fundamentals of the important topics in these last days. Let us list up some prominent topics regarding IBPS PO Mains examination 2016.
IBPS PO Mains Reasoning: Important topics
Below is a list of some important topics of IBPS PO Mains Reasoning subject-
- Sitting Arrangements
- Input Output
- Coding Decoding
Candidates are requested to revise the basic concepts involved in these topics. Do not go through these topics in detail. It will kill your time as well as energy.
IBPS PO Mains Quantitative Aptitude: Important topics
Let us list up some crucial topics for IBPS PO Mains Quant section. These are as follows-
- Data Interpretation (DI)
- Quadratic Equations
- Number Series
Quantitative Aptitude section could have more in-depth questions. Try to focus on Data Interpretation more followed by the above given topics.
IBPS PO Mains English Section: Important topics
Here is the list of IBPS PO Mains English section important topics:
- Reading Comprehension
- Cloze Test
- Sentence Correction
- Para Jumbles
Revise these topics to be in touch with the above given important English subject topics. Candidates are adviced to read newspaper daily to polish their English as well as General awareness topics.
IBPS PO Mains General Awareness: Important topics
Banking exam’s general awareness section questions are put up with reference to the banking industry data rather than static gk. Hence, a candidate must know all the basic information regarding banking industry. Apart from that, a candidate must have a knowledge of current affairs too.
Do not overflow yourself with static GK as it has no end. Try to limit your data and prepare in an efficient manner.
IBPS PO Mains Computer: Important topics
IBPS PO Mains exam will consist of a small section called Computer Knowledge. A total of 20 questions will be asked in this section. Try to sum up your revision by revising basics and fundamentals of computer knowledge.
Candidates are adviced to give at least 2 mock tests daily in these last exam days. Mock tests will help you in analyzing your preparation. Hence a candidate will be able to revise accordingly.
IBPS PO Mains: Expected Safe Attempts
Let us now try to calculate the safest attempts by analyzing the factors included in IBPS PO Mains exam, which is scheduled to be held on 20 November 2016. Our expected safe attempts rule is based on the two important factors-
- Previous year cut off.
- Difficulty level of the exam.
|Name of the Section||No. of Questions||Expected Safest Attempts|
|General Awareness (with special reference to Banking)||40||24-26|
Hence based on the above factors, 125-135 will be the safest attempts with minimum 80% accuracy. So here we conclude our article on IBPS PO Mains Final Revision, Expected Safe Attempts . Always remember that –
“Accuracy is always a better factor than Quantity”
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