How to secure 65+ Marks in IBPS PO Prelims 2017

How to secure 65+ Marks in IBPS PO Prelims 2017

How to secure 65+ Marks in IBPS PO Prelims 2017: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will be conducting written examination for the recruitment of Probationary Officer/ Management in the coming days. It is essential for every candidate to crack both Prelims & Mains Examination, if he/she wants to work as a Bank PO in IBPSAccording to the official notification, the total number of vacancies amount to 3562 for the upcoming examination.

Let us revisit the exam pattern first and understand the relevance of each section in IBPS PO Prelims 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.

Now, the objective of this article is to provide insights on how to secure more than 65 marks out of 100 in IBPS PO Prelims Written Examination. To do this, let us understand the number of questions from each topic under each section. This is an estimated figure and the numbers might vary.


IBPS PO Prelims: Expected Number of Questions from Various Topics

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.

English Language in IBPS PO Prelims 2017

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 Name  Expected Number of Questions
Reading Comprehension 8
Cloze Test 7
Para jumbles 5
Sentence Correction 10

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.

Reasoning Ability in IBPS PO Prelims 2017

The Reasoning Sections there in the paper in order to test the General Intellectual Level and Logical Analysis ability of the candidate.

The Section will comprise of 35 Questions. The list of topics that covers the major portion is as follows:

 Topic Name  Expected Number of Questions
Circular Arrangement 5
Linear Arrangement 5
Puzzle 5
Coded Inequality 5
Syllogism 5
Blood Relations 2
Direction Sense 2
Coding Decoding 2
Alphanumeric Series/ Alphabet Sequence 3

Quantitative Aptitude in IBPS PO Prelims 2017

The Quantitative Aptitude Section is basically the test of the calculative and Interpretative part of the Candidate.

This section consists of 35 Questions. This section seems to be bit lengthy as it involves Long Calculations and Data Interpretation Questions where the data has to be analysed. Only Practice can help you master this section. List of topics that covers the major portion are as follows:

 Topic Name  Expected Number of Questions
Number Series 5
D.I 5
Approximation 5
Quadratic Equation 5
Miscellaneous: 10 Q (Time & Work, Time, Speed and Distance, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Percentage, Profit and Loss) 10

Let us move further with the section-wise preparation tips to score 65+ marks in IBPS PO Prelims 2017.

How to secure 65+ in IBPS PO Prelims 2017: Section-Wise Preparation tips

For a score above 65 marks in IBPS PO Prelims 2017, here are a few preparation tips for all IBPS Aspirants to follow.

English Language

It is recommended to attempt English Section first, in order to score 20+ marks, follow the below mentioned tips

  • IBPS PO English Language Section is predominantly filled with RC questions and Sentence Correction. Hence, to secure good marks, you need to be a pro at solving these question.
  • Analyze the theme of each para jumble and then try to restoring the paragraph in the right order.
  • Try to synchronize the course of events in the form of activities based on logic so as to what is done first followed by others.
  • Try to spot articles (a, the, etc.), connectives, pronouns (they, he, she, etc.) and adjectives. These will help you to deduce the sequence of events.

Reasoning Ability

  • Candidates must practice seating arrangement and puzzle test problems as these problems appear in sets of 5-5 questions almost every year in IBPS PO Examination.
  • Also, while solving seating arrangement problems, one needs to ask himself/ herself this question – ‘Can I solve this in optimal time?’
  • Puzzle Test Problems require a lot of practice. One must be able to analyse total number of variables in the problems. Don’t try to solve Puzzles orally, always make a rough diagram for the same. It will make things easier.

Quantitative Aptitude 

Always make sure that your basic concepts for all the topics are very clear. Don’t leave any topic as questions are present from anywhere. If your basics are clear, you will be able to answer all questions in general.

  • To score 20+ marks attempt the topic which is more scoring like Approximation, Data Interoperation and quadratic equation.
  • Data Interpretation contains the maximum number of questions. It involves a lot of calculation that consumes a major portion of your time, try to apply as many shortcut techniques as you can. For this, you can also learn speed or vedic mathematics if possible. Many of the questions have where a lot of text is provided regarding the information of the question. So, always make it a habit to read the question carefully. If you understand the question, you are halfway through calculating the answer.
  • For number series questions, just give it a 1 attempt. Don`t waste time on this topic.

 Tips to Remember

  • Cover Complete SyllabusWe are having sufficient amount of time to cover the whole syllabus. Don’t try to be choosy if you having sufficient time.
  • Study as per Importance of Topic and Exam pattern: Dedicate time to the topic should be according to the appearance in the real examination. Just focus on the Exam pattern initially. You have the sufficient time.
  • All Section are Equally Important: Don’t focus much on each section. Prepare each section with full dedication. Each section is important. Its obvious that one section is your strengths so you might be biased but make sure that you prepare other section as well so that you might clear the sectional cut-off with good score.
  • Make Short Notes: Writing things always put a better impact than mere reading it. This will help you in preparing a common source to read as well as making your learning easy.
  • Reading and Practice: Start with reading the study material related to the topic and then start practising it. This will be a single approach process only “Reading followed by Practising.” An Ideal approach might be inclusive of 25% Reading of Topic and then 75% Practice (25% Questions of Each Level).
  • Sufficient Study material Try to collect all the study material in one go. Don’t Run here and there cumulating the correct study material. 

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