How to Prepare for IBPS Clerk Prelims English Language Section 2017: The Institute of Banking Personnel (IBPS) will be conducting IBPS Clerk Recruitment Examination in the month of December 2017. It is essential for every candidate to crack both Prelims & Mains Examination if he/she wants to work as a Bank Clerk in a prominent Public Sector Bank.
With only a limited time left for IBPS Clerk Prelims Preparation and Revision, it is the right time to formulate a study plan and proper exam strategy to crack IBPS Clerk Prelims. In this article, our primary focus will be on How to Prepare for IBPS Clerk Prelims English Language 2017 and qualify for the next level, IBPS Clerk Mains Examination.
Revisiting IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern
The Preliminary Examination for IBPS CWE Clerk prelims will be a Computer-Based Test (CBT) and the pattern will be Objective MCQ type. There will be 100 questions in total from 3 sections – English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability.
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Some of the essential details related to IBPS Clerk Prelims 2017 are as follows.
- The total number of questions will be 100.
- The Paper mode will be English/ Hindi.
- Each question carries 1 mark.
- The total time to solve the entire paper is 60 minutes.
- There will be sectional and overall cutoff.
Marks secured in IBPS Clerk Prelims will be taken into consideration while selecting candidates for Mains. The exam pattern for IBPS CWE Clerk Examination is pretty straight-forward but lets us see how we can crack this recruitment examination in the most efficient manner.
IBPS Clerk Prelims English Language 2017
Just like our previous article on reasoning ability, this article on ‘How to prepare for IBPS Clerk Prelims English’ focuses primarily on how we can help IBPS aspirants in identifying best preparation tips and techniques which help them in cracking IBPS Clerk Exam.
Each aspirant must be able to answer the following questions after they’ve read this article on How to Prepare for IBPS Clerk English Language Section. So, without any further build-up, this our take on How to Prepare for IBPS Clerk English Language 2017.
Focus on High-Scoring Topics
The English Section of most bank exams like IBPS Clerk is primarily focused on Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, and Grammar. Hence, you need to extremely good at solving problems based on these.
You should begin with English Grammar. This is something you’ve been learning since your preschool days and yet, somehow, you don’t really know it at a professional level. Change that and go hit those basic books on English Grammar and start with simple exercises to understand where you can improve.
Regular Practice, Constant Reading from various sources and progress report will help you understand your scale of improvement.
Tips to solve Reading Comprehension Questions
For Reading Comprehension Questions in IBPS Clerk English Language Section, here are a few preparation tips.
- Vocabulary in Context: Meaning of a word in a given context. One may not go through the passage entirely if one knows the meaning of the word. Tone and flow of the passage, option elimination etc. are to be kept in mind while solving questions based on vocabulary in RCs.
- Direct Information based problems: One needs to go through the questions first and then start skimming through the passage to find the most relevant answer.
- Inference based problems: One needs to read and process the information provided in the passage thoroughly to answer these problems.
If by any chance, you are still finding these questions hard to solve, do not spend excess time. Rather invest your time and energy towards other topics.
Tips to solve Cloze Test Questions
There will be 5 questions in IBPS Clerk English Language section from Cloze Test. One needs to have a strong command over English Vocabulary and Grammar to do well in this section.
There are a number of techniques for solving questions based on Cloze Test in IBPS Exams.
- Connecting the Sentences
- Identifying the Tone
- Eliminating the Options
Most questions based on Cloze Test in IBPS Clerk English Language section are considered easy to solve but they can a bit confusing at times. Hence, lots of practice can be the only way to build confidence.
Solve Error Spotting and Fill in the Blanks based Questions
Both Spotting the Error and Fill in the Blanks are essential topics and carry 5 questions each in IBPS Clerk English Language section in Prelims Examination.
- For Spotting the Error, one should also be good with Subject-Verb agreement, Nouns, Pronouns, Adjective and Parts of Speech.
- For Fill in the Blanks, Grammar and Vocabulary are again very important and it is also advisable to get your synonym and antonym knowledge straight.
Do keep track of those ‘silly’ mistakes you make while solving questions based on both topics as they can help you in the actual paper. Don’t commit these mistakes in the actual IBPS Exam!
Previous Years IBPS Clerk Exam Papers & Mock Test Series
This goes for every recruitment examination and applies everywhere. You can never be fully confident about a paper unless you solve the actual one, and the previous years’ papers are the best ‘net practice’ for you before the real match.
A complete analysis will help you understand where you actually stand. Hence, with the analysis in mind, proceed further and solve IBPS Clerk Mock Tests and further strengthen your hold not only in IBPS Clerk Prelims English Language section but the entire paper.
We hope this article on ‘How to Prepare for IBPS Clerk Prelims English Language 2017 helps you in cracking IBPS CWE Clerk VII Recruitment Examination. Stay connected for more information regarding IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2017. To excel in Bank Examinations, download the Best IBPS Clerk Exam Preparation App for free.