IBPS PO Study Plan: How to Crack Prelims Exam in 10 Days

IBPS PO Study Plan

IBPS PO Study Plan: With less than 2 weeks to go, most candidates are expected to be in panic mode by now. IBPS PO Prelims 2016 will be conducted on 16, 22 and 23 October and the candidates who are able to crack IBPS PO Prelims will move to the next round, IBPS PO Mains. For now, let us formulate and try to follow a proper IBPS PO Study Plan for the next 10 days and crack IBPS PO Prelims Examination.

For IBPS CWE PO/ ME Recruitment 2016, there are 8800+ vacancies for the post of Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee in various Public Sector Banks (PSBs).


IBPS PO Study Plan | How to Crack IBPS PO Prelims in 10 Days

Owing to the limited amount of time left, IBPS candidates need to realise that now is not the time to learn new topics. The remaining 10 days must be spent both revising and analysing your performance in mock tests, practice papers etc. 

Revisiting the IBPO PO Prelims Exam Pattern 2016, there will be 100 questions in total with a 60 minute time slot.

Section Name Number of Questions Maximum Marks
English Language 30 30
Numerical Ability 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

You need to aim at securing more than 50 marks in order to fully lie in the safe zone for getting shortlisted for IBPS PO Mains Examination. Hence, focus on the IBPS PO Study Plan outlines below, which will guide on how to crack IBPS PO Prelims in 10 days.

Outline the Important Topics

For IBPS PO Prelims 2016 Examination, we have earlier mentioned all of the important topics for each section. If a candidates is well-prepared in these topics, he/ she can expect a decent score in IBPS PO 2016 Preliminary Exam. Let us go deeper in our IBPS PO Study Plan.

Important Topics for IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude

  • Simplification
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Number Series
  • Data Interpretation (Bar Graph & Line)

Important Topics for IBPS PO Reasoning Ability

  • Seating Arrangment
  • Puzzles
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Inequalities
  • Syllogisms

Important Topics for IBPS PO English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Sentence Correction
  • Spot the Error
  • Fill in the Blanks/ Para Jumbles

Since all the important topics related to each section has been mentioned above, try to align your preparation around this. Match and understand which topics align well and where you might face issues. Do not pick an entirely new topic at this time!

Follow 60-40 Exam Strategy

Do not start searching this online. For the simplicity of the users, we are calling it ‘The 60-40 Exam Strategy’.

According to this exam strategy for IBPS PO 2016 Exam, the remainder of the time must be dedicated towards revision and practice. But, the denomination of time should be 40% revision and 60% practice.

For revision, go through the basics first. Try and revise all the essential topics you’ve worked upon over the past few weeks or months. You can also refer to our section-wise preparation tips for IBPS PO Prelims 2016.

To optimally continue progressing further in the IBPS PO Study Plan to crack IBPS PO Prelims 2016 Examination, you should not exceed the time limit by dedicating any more than 40% of the remaining time towards revision.


Recommended: IBPS PO Solved Papers 2010-2015

After your revision is complete, go straight towards solving mock tests and practice papers. As per the objective of the IBPS PO Study Plan, always begin with previous year papers and then attempt the new practice tests. The major objectives behind solving IBPS PO Mock Test Papers are

  • To strengthen one’s hold on major topics.
  • To get in touch with the regular exam pattern and type of questions asked.
  • Understand time limit while solving a test paper.
  • Cope with the competition in real-time format (in case of All India Live Test).

While dedicating time towards revision and practice, make sure that you begin with revision and then go towards practice.

Optimal Mock Test Practice & Analysis Routine

Under the IBPS PO Study Plan, this basically forms as an extension to the previous rule. In your practice routine, there needs to a regular part of exam analysis. For IBPS PO Prelims preparation, you need to appear for

  • IBPS PO Section-Wise Mock Test
  • IBPS PO Prelims Previous Year Papers
  • IBPS PO Prelims Full Length Mock Tests
  • IBPS PO Speed Tests

But, all of these mock test practice sessions will amount to nothing if you do not analyse your performance regularly. For IBPS PO Study Plan, build a routine where you dedicate good time towards analysis of your performance in the mock test you’ve attempted.

Try to follow this exam strategy in the following online mock test series for IBPS PO Prelims 2016.

IBPS PO Mock Test Series 2016 KB

Try Now: IBPS PO Prelims Online Mock Test Series 2016

In the following mock test, follow this procedure to improve your chance of cracking IBPS PO Prelims 2016.

  1. Attempt the online mock test for IBPS PO Prelims
  2. Keep in mind both the time limit and previous year cut-off and try to score above it.
  3. As soon as the online mock test is complete, check your score and see where you could have attempted more.
  4. Check the ratio of number of questions which have been attempted correctly, the ones which are wrong and the ones which have been left unattempted.
  5. Analyse the time taken to attempt the entire paper with the difficulty level of the online mock test.

The reason for this extensive analysis is to get an advance answer on whether you’ll be able to crack IBPS PO Prelims 2016 Exam or not. This is where we conclude our IBPS PO Study Plan for the next 10 days.

In our next articles, we will provide an IBPS PO Study Plan for the last day as well tips to follow to crack IBPS PO Prelims on the day of the examination. Stay connected for more information regarding IBPS PO Recruitment 2016. To excel in Bank Examinations, download the Best IBPS PO Exam Preparation App for free.Best Government Exam Preparation App OnlineTyari


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