IBPS PO Study Plan 2017: Crack Prelims Exam in 100 Days

IBPS PO Study Plan: Crack Prelims Exam in 100 Days

IBPS PO Study Plan 2017: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will be conducting written examination for the recruitment of Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee vacancies in Public Sector Banks.

IBPS PO is one of the most sought-after banking jobs of the country. As of now, IBPS will hold the Probationary Officer in the month of October. Candidates should start preparing for the same as soon as possible.

You have 3 Months i.e. Almost 100 Days to prepare yourself to face IBPS PO Prelims. All you need is a right guidance and a study plan that boosts your confidence day by day and helps you stay focused till you achieve your dream. When you are under right guidance, the efforts you put will definitely yield results. Hence, to help you go with flow, we have formulated IBPS PO Study Plan: Crack Prelims Exam in 100 Days. But first, let’s have a look at the exam pattern for IBPS PO 2017.


IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern

IBPS PO exam will be conducted online following a 3 tier selection process i.e Preliminary examination, Main examination, and Interview. Candidates need to qualify at each level in order to move to the next round.

IBPS PO Prelims

IBPS PO Prelims Examination is an Objective MCQ based paper with 3 sections – Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language.

Name of the Section  No. of Questions  Max. Marks
 English Language  30  30
 Quantitative Aptitude  35  35
 Reasoning Ability  35  35
 Total  100  100

The total time duration for all the three papers is 1 hour. Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Shortlisted candidates for each category, meeting the specified requirements set by IBPS, will only be allowed to appear for the IBPS PO mains examination.


IBPS PO Study Plan: Crack Prelims Exam in 100 Days

Candidates under IBPS PO 2017 Recruitment will be selected on the basis of their performance in the Preliminary examination, Main examination, and Interview. Over here, we have built a detailed study plan for every section of the test. Further, section wise compilation of topics has also been mentioned. Please be rest assured, there is an enough time to prepare for IBPS PO 2017. The need of the hour is to carefully structure and review our “Study Plan”. Let us assume (for the greater good) that you study for 3 hours a day (less than that may put you in fix). That leaves us with a total of 100 days before the ‘D Day’. Please go through subject wise bifurcation of days to have a strategy in place:

Total Number of Days 100 Days
Days dedicated towards Quantitative Aptitude  34 Days
Days dedicated towards English  33 Days
Days dedicated towards Reasoning Ability 33 Days

From each topic, there will be questions which can easy to extremely difficult to solve. But, there is an index which can help us understand the importance of each section according to the number of question asked under each topic.

IBPS PO Study Plan 2017: Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude is considered to be the arch nemesis of almost every Govt. Job Aspirant (if it is not the case with you, believe us, we are so happy for you). Many aspirants have missed their dream banking job because they were; somehow, unable to clear sectional cut offs, primarily in the section we are talking about.

Compartmentalization of topics is very important. One must know the topics one is comfortable with – from least to most. One also needs to know as to what could be the level of difficulty of questions; one can handle in an examination scenario. Keep a notebook with yourself where you write important points and formulas. This will assist you revisiting the most vital points and formulas on your exam day.  It can be considered as an Ideal Methodology but reading it exactly in same pattern is mandatory. It is just like a best recommendation for an Aspirant.

Topic Name  Expected Number of Questions Allocation of Hours (Total- 102)
 Number Series  5  10
 Quadratic equation  5  12
 Simplification & Approximation  5  12
 Probability  1  2
 Ratio and Proportion  1  6
 Time & Work  1  6
 Alligation and Mixture  1  7
 Profit & Loss  1  6
 Simple Interest & Compound Interest  1  5
 Average 1  3
 Time & Distance  1  6
 Mensuration  1  2
 Partnership  1  5
 Bar Graph, Pie Chart and Line Graph 10  20

This classification is covering the complete syllabus. Try to dedicate time to every section as you are having sufficient time to prepare.

IBPS PO Study Plan 2017: Reasoning Ability

The best part of preparing for the reasoning section is that it can be solved by using common sense (Indeed, it is not so common). One’s presence of mind is more than sufficient to solve these problems and one can score very heavily in this section by having a strategy in place resulting in achieving the overall cut-off for the exam. While building concepts and solving questions, there should be no time limit or pressure. Ideally, one should try one’s best to solve 20+ questions on each topic (attempt section tests).

Topic No of expected questions Allocation of Hours
Sitting Arrangement & Puzzles  15-20  40
Blood Relationship Problems  3  11
Direction Sense Test 3  9
Coded/ Linear Inequality 5  15
Syllogism  5  15
Miscellaneous  2-4  9

This classification is covering the complete syllabus. Try to dedicate time to every section as you are having sufficient time to prepare.

IBPS PO Study Plan 2017: English

English Section is the test of Vocabulary and the English skills but IBPS PO English Section is much tougher in comparison to the other competitive Examination. The section consists of 30 Questions and might be the easiest and scoring section for one having good knowledge of English. List of topics that covers the major portion are as follows:

Topic No of expected questions Allocation of Hours
Reading Comprehension  10  34
Spotting the Error  10  26
Cloze Test  5  22
Para Jumbles  5  17

The classification has been prepared according to previous years papers as well as other contributing factors. We hope you will be able to make out the essential topics for IBPS PO Prelims 2017.


Crack IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2017: Few Important Points

We hope this IBPS PO study plan proves beneficial for you. You can also follow these pointers to crack IBPS PO 2017:

  1. You just have to give as many mock test as you can on daily basis in last 20 days before the Exam till then keep focusing on Concepts and Practicing Questions Topic wise.
  2. Analyze every mock test you appear for and see the improvements in terms of Time as well as accuracy. This will help you in getting a fair number of attempts that you can make in the real examination.

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3. IBPS score will be the key factor in the final selection. Hence, don’t focus on just clearing the cutoff, aim for higher.

We hope that this article on IBPS PO Study Plan will help you to formulate your preparation scheme and score well in the IBPS PO 2017.

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