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How to Prepare for IBPS Preliminary Exam for PO / Clerk Post? IBPS Prelims Preparation Tips

आईबीपीएस प्रारंभिक परीक्षा की तैयारी कैसे करे? Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) started Preliminary exam for IBPS PO 2016 and IBPS Clerk 2016 post. Most of the students are not familiar with it. Here in this article, we’ll discuss complete details about “IBPS Preliminary Exam 2016” (आईबीपीएस प्रारंभिक परीक्षा) and How to prepare for IBPS Prelims?

First of all, you need to understand that what does prelims exam importance? – It is the primary step for all students in IBPS 2016 Exam. Qualified candidates will be able to participate in IBPS Mains Exam. So you need to focus more on Preliminary test preparation. Also, Download IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card.

Here you find lots of information such as IBPS Preliminary Syllabus with Exam Pattern, Marks distribution, and Proper Strategy of IBPS Preparation for Prelims exam.

IBPS Department already Schedule IBPS Bank Prelims exam for PO and Clerk post

  • IBPS PO VI Preliminary Exam Dates – 16.10.2016, 22.10.2016 & 23.10.2016
  • IBPS Clerk VI Preliminary Exam Dates – 26.11.2016, 27.11.2016, 03.12.2016 & 04.12.2016

Students ask this question many times Is prelims easy than mains? My Answer is if you already well prepared for Prelims You completed 75% of mains course. Check this Complete Guide on IBPS Prelims Preparation Tips.

What is IBPS Preliminary Exam?

आईबीपीएस प्रारंभिक परीक्षा क्या है? IBPS Preliminary (Prelims) Exam details – It is an objective type paper which includes 100 questions from 3 subjects (English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability). And time duration is 01 hour. Qualifying the Prelims in this way gets you to the Main Exam. Check the table below for IBPS Prelims Exam Pattern 2016. And Read How to Prepare IBPS CWE Exam?

Test NameQns.MarksDuration
Reasoning Ability Test353501 hour
Quantitative Aptitude Test3535
English Language Test3030

What to Prepare for IBPS Prelims Exam?

Each section has its value. Each chapter has an individual cut-off. Besides this, there is a minimum overall score decided by the IBPS after the results are tallied, that you need to cross to move to the next round. SO You should focus on IBPS Syllabus in detail for prelims exam and major topics from each subject.
Note – Question Paper Structure is same for both exams IBPS PO Preliminary Exam and IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam. आईबीपीएस परीक्षा की तैयारी हिंदी में

IBPS Prelims English Language Syllabus

आईबीपीएस प्रारंभिक अंग्रेजी भाषा पाठ्यक्रम – English Language paper includes 30 questions of 30 marks means one mark for every question. Here examiner tests your Basic English skills. Who has good command they will score high in banking and other competition exams? IBPS Bank English Syllabus contains various topics such as Vocabulary, Grammar, Comprehension, etc. here we put some top most items to be prepared for IBPS 2016 Preliminary Exam.

Major Topics to prepare – Fill in the Blanks, Comprehension Passage, phrases and idioms, Spotting Error Questions, Preposition, Para Jumbles, Rearrangement of Sentence Questions for IBPS, Spelling Mistakes, Noun, Verbs, Direct -Indirect, etc

English Topics for PrelimsWeightage of Qns.
Reading Comprehension10
Cloze Test5
Sentence Correction5
Spot the error5
Fill in the blanks5
Para jumbles5

English Tips for IBPS Prelims Exam

IBPS English Preparation starts from basics. If you have the proper command, you can quickly complete English section of IBPS PO and IBPS Clerk exam in 15 -20 minutes. Here you can check some valuable IBPS Prelims preparation tips for English.

  • Strong Your Basic English Skills for that Read this Excellent Guide on English Preparation Tips for IBPS Bank Exam.
  • If you are strong in English, you should first start with it. Here in this section you just required 18 correct answers to clear the sectional cut-off.
  • If you are weak in the English section, then you should solve it after the Reasoning and Quantitative sections.
  • Based on our analysis, we recommend you to avoid Para jumbles. Instead, attempt Fill in the blanks, cloze test, and Sentence Correction question. Once you are complete with them, attempt vocabulary questions from Reading Comprehension. It would be enough to clear the sectional cut-offs.
  • You can check some best English Books for IBPS Preliminary Exam here.
  • For Reading Comprehension Questions – You must understand the mean of passage first then try to answer.
  • For Cloze Test, if you are confused between two-three options, then only move on to next question.
  • For ‘Fill in the Blanks’ type of issues, the process of elimination is the best method.
  • For Spot the error /Sentence Correction, speak the sentence in your mind, whichever sounds perfect is your answer.
  • Practice with IBPS Prelims model papers for better Idea of the exact test.

IBPS Prelims Reasoning Syllabus

आईबीपीएस प्रारंभिक रीजनिंग पाठ्यक्रम – Reasoning Paper contains 35 Questions of 35 marks out of 100. This paper is design to test your accuracy, calculation, and speed through logical problems.

And examiner tries to consume your most of the time here so be aware of it. IBPS Reasoning Syllabus includes various topics and IBPS Prelims preparation tips for Reasoning Check some most important from them.

Reasoning Tips for IBPS Prelims Exam

Your primary focus should be on accuracy So try to solve easy section first such as Classification / Odd pair, Series Completion / Analogy, Direction based tests / Direction Sense Test, Number, Ranking and Time Sequence Test and Alphabet test / Dictionary, etc.

Reasoning Topics for PrelimsWeightage of Qns.
Seating arrangement3 – 10
Coding-Decoding3 – 5
Mathematical Inequalities2 – 5
Blood relations2 – 5
Syllogism2 – 5
Arrangement and Pattern0 – 3
Scheduling0 – 5
Direction and Distance1 – 2
Classification/Analogy0 – 2
Series0 – 5
Ordering and ranking1 – 2
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IBPS Prelims Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

आईबीपीएस प्रारंभिक मात्रात्मक रूझान पाठ्यक्रम – Quantitative Aptitude paper contains 35 questions of 35 marks. You should have well prepared for formulas, concepts, properties, shortcuts tricks, etc. to get success in this subject. Check the Complete list of topics Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus for IBPS Exam here and IBPS Prelims preparation tips for Quantitative. Check Major Topics from this section in below table.

Aptitude Topics for PrelimsWeightage of Qns.
Data Interpretation5 – 10
Data Sufficiency2 – 5
Simplification2 – 5
Mensuration1 – 3
Profit and Loss1 – 3
Time and Work1 – 3
Ratio and Proportion1 – 2
Percentage1 – 2
Number Series for IBPS0 – 5
Quadratic Equations0 – 5
Mixture Problems1 – 2

Quantitative Aptitude Tips for IBPS Prelims Exam

  • You should Attempt Easy category questions first such as Simplification, Problems on Ages, Percentage, Average, Simple Interest, Profit and Loss, TSD, Ratio & Proportions, etc.
  • This section consumes most of your time if you are not familiar with shortcut tricks.
  • Practice more and more with IBPS Preliminary Mock tests.
  • If you do not feel good with this subject, take it at last.
  • Check Previous IBPS Prelims Question Papers for a better idea.
  • Recommended – Arihant Quantitative Aptitude books for IBPS Exam

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How Much Time to Allocate in Each Section? 

Time Management for each section – Timing is the crucial part in IBPS Exam 100 questions in 60 minutes, not an easy task. You should well prepare for it. Here in this below chart, I divide your total exam time according to the subjects. You must read this Excellent Time Management for IBPS Bank Exam for saving your time in the exam.

SectionsTotal Time Spend in Each SectionDuration
English Language15 Min.01 hour
Reasoning Ability20 Min.
Quantitative Aptitude25 Min.

What to Do in Last Week for Improving Score?

आईबीपीएस प्रारंभिक में स्कोर कैसे बढ़ाये? – Hope this Complete Guide on “Preliminary Preparation” helps you a lot to better understand the IBPS Prelims exam structure. Now finally we turn towards the Last time Tips to Crack IBPS Prelims Exam.

  1. Remember about Negative Marking, So do not try to guess technique. You will be charged for every wrong answer from 0.25 marks. Check Complete Negative Marking Guideline in IBPS Exam.
  2. Always Make Small Notes for important topics, formulas, tricks, points, etc. for last time preparation.
  3. Recheck Last Year IBPS Solved Question papers for Preliminary exam
  4. During the last one week, you should focus only on the practice sessions. Practice the 1 hour IBPS PO VI Prelim Mock Test, which will help you to improve speed and accuracy.
  5. Don’t take too much stress for left topics instead strong your skill topics and do much better in it.
  6. Final Tip – Take Healthy Diet and Sleep well. Best of Luck. You can also suggest me other useful tips in below comment section. And also share your preparation experiences with me.
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What type of Question Asked in IBPS Prelims Exam?

  • Choose the word or group of words which is most nearly the same in meaning.
    Q – Repeat
    Ans – Perform, Enhance, Achieve, Replicate.
    Q – Prevent
    Ans – Disturb, DEBAR, Discontinue, Defect, Accept.
  • Each Sentence here contains a Word/Phrase. Choose the word nearest in meaning.
    Q – The poor man stood abashed at the display of riches
    Ans – Embarrassed, humiliated, surprised, elevated, none of these.
    Q- He never recovered from the loss of his wife
    Ans – Got by, Got over, Got aside, Got rid, none of these.
    Q- He felt incensed at the way he was treated
    Ans – Hurt, tortured, insulted, angry, none of these.
  • Q – If in Each Number, the second and third digits are interchanged and the newly formed number is arranged in the ascending order, which number will be the second?
    Ans – 153, 364, 279, 536, 298.
    Q- Which of the following fifth to the right of the right of the thirteenth from the right end?
    Ans – @, A, D, #, None.
  • What value should come in place of?
    Q – (6528 ÷ 48) x (1562 ÷ 142) =?
    Ans – 1264,1496, 1612,1684,1728.
    Q – 36 ÷ 0.3 ÷ 0.8 =?
    Ans – 18,72,36,144, 150.
    Q – ? % of 578 = 225.42
    Ans – 33,37,39,43,49.
  • What will be the Compound Interest on Rs 21250 after three years at 20% of interest per annum?
    Ans 12750,15470, 13250,16230,14710.

What are the best books for Prelims Exam Preparation

IBPS Preliminary Study material is necessary for right direction preparation. Books are the primary source for any type banking or other competition exams. It provides you latest Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Plan, Analysis, Cut off marks, expected top most topics for the current year, IBPS Shortcut Formulas to Save Time in IBPS Exam and Strategy for How to Pass Prelims in First Attempt? Etc.
Here I bring you some of the Top performing IBPS Preliminary exam books.

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Hope these Easy Steps and Tips for IBPS Preliminary Exam Preparation overall clear many things about How to Clear Prelims in the first Attempt?

You can also suggest me some other best ways for How to Study for IBPS? And Prelims preparation Tips for IBPS Bank Exam (आईबीपीएस प्रारंभिक तैयारी टिप्स) via comment section given below. You can also like our IBPS Facebook Page for latest updates and Official website www.ibps.in. Check Other Related useful article similar to your interest.

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  1. Yes.

  2. what is the cuttoff of rrb pre exam

    1. Around 35.

  3. Sir please give me the cut off mark for SC category in Tamil Nadu for PO preliminary exam

    1. 30.75

  4. Sir

    I’m OBC category…how much qualified marks in clerk …total and each subject pre and main???

    1. Check IBPS Clerk Cut off details here.

  5. Si
    I’m general category…how much qualified marks in clerk …total and each subject

    1. IBPS Clerk Overall Cut off = 47
      English = 7
      Quantitative = 7
      Reasoning = 10.5

  6. Sir I am from maharashtra. what wil be the expected cut off to qualify for po mains.

    1. Around 80

  7. sir ckerk k liye mp ka prelims k liye cutoff kitna hoga.

    1. 47

  8. sir my obc m ata hu clerk k liye mp apoly kiya hu pls prelims ka sectional aur overall cutoff btaye pls?

    1. Overall Cut Offs = 47
      IBPS Clerk Sectional Cut Offs
      English = 7
      Reasoning = 10.50
      Quantitative = 7

  9. Sir,what might be expected cutt off for ibps po prelims 2016 for general category.last year it was 37.25.

    1. Approx 37

  10. Sir pls ibps rrb ka pre or mains ka time table samaj nahi aara.can u exp plsss sir.n rrb ko open ko ketne vacancy hai sir pls tell

    1. Jyoti, IBPS RRB Prelims ka Exam Officer Scale-I – 05.11.2016 & 06.11.2016 and Office Assistant- 12, 13 & 19.11.2016

      IBPS RRB Mains for Officers (I, II & III) – 11.12.2016 Office Assistant – 18.12.2016

    2. Jyoti total 16560 vacancy h

  11. sir, ibps clerk pre 2016 me jharkhand state ka cutt off kitna hoga.

    1. Approx 45

  12. Dear Sir,
    I am from Tamil Nadu and belong to OBC category. Kindly say the IBPS PO 2016 expected cut-off marks (section-wise and overall) of OBC category for both prelims and mains. THANKS in advance.

    1. Prelims = 37.25
      Mains = 76

  13. sir maharashtra ka cut off marks?n sir mene bca se graduation kiya h..so m ibps k exam de sakti hu na..

    1. Ha, De sakti ho Gudiya.
      Maharashtra Ka Cut Off 88.

  14. Sir me Jrnal se hu or obc se form apply kr diya h to ab me jrnal se dusra form bhar skta hu kya

    1. Ha Kar sakte ho.

  15. Sir
    How many expected vacancies are there for Ibps AFO to OBC category in tamilnadu pls tell me sir

    1. Wait for Latest IBPS AFO Notification.

  16. Sir ibps is online exam or mannual exam ?

    1. Online Madhuri.

  17. Dear Sir,
    Iam OBC category, how much marks are obtain for ibps po preliminary exam 2016 in each section to qualify for the main exam

    1. English Language 07.50
      Reasoning Ability 11.25
      Quantitative Aptitude 7.75

  18. sir ibps po prilims exam date

    1. 16.10.2016, 22.10.2016 23.10.2016.

  19. Dear sir,
    How much i obtain marks for prelims exam 2016 in each subject to qualify for the mains exam????……

    1. English – 7
      Quantitative – 7
      Reasoning – 10

  20. Hi sir,
    I wrongly selected General category instead of OBC in caste option while applying for PO 2016. Does this cause any problem?

    1. Vimala, No Problem. Now you are in General Category that’s it.

  21. sir ibps clerk me u.p. and delhi me cut off difference approx kitni hogi pre and mains exam me?

    1. 47.50

  22. Hello Sir, May I know if attendance at pre-exam training is compulsory for attending IBPS exams?

    1. No Sajith.

  23. Sir my date of birth 10-05-1985 can i apply obps clerk exam

    1. Ramesh, Maximum Age limit is 28 years.

  24. sir i have 42% disability in vi category.but it is temporary for 3 years.can i apply ibps po?

    1. Jagannath Conform Once at IBPS Helpline.

  25. sir my DOB is 27jan 1986 I m belongs to obc category can I fill ibps clerk form 2016_2017

    1. Himani, You can apply for IBPS Clerk 2016.

  26. Sir meri skin problem H kya me apply kr skta hu baad me koi problem to nhi hogi

    1. No Problem.

  27. sir kya ibps clerk ke liye koi bade se istitute ka hee diploma manya hoga mere paas dca diploma hai manya hoga

    1. Graduation OR any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

  28. I have polycystic ovarian syndrome having tiny non domainant cysts both of my ovaries and m overweight. can i got through Ibps Po ?

    1. Anamika, Please Contact IBPS Helpline regarding this issue. 1800 222 366.

  29. Sir my self priya kumari main ye puchna chahti hu ki mere left hand ki thumb finger nai h and doctor ne mujhe 40% diya h to main apply kr sakti hu

    1. Ha, Priya kar sakti ho. Certificate Chahiye.

      1. how many prelims of ibps po to pass out of 3 prelims

  30. Sir… plz tell me … kya IBPS PO ki prepration within 2 months complete ho skti hai ????
    Agar mein ghr pr tyri krna chahu toh within 2 mnths kaise try kru isr clear krne k lie ??? plz rply me fast ..

    1. Neha, You should check these IBPS PO Preparation Tips for Success in first Attempt.

  31. Sir how to crack ibps cleark i hav already write 3 times but i did qualified which book is best preparing for cleark and i have to crack this time plz sir help me and my hard subject is quantitative how to prepare quant sir

  32. my dob is 10-aug-1995 am I eligible for this?

    1. Yes, Mona you can apply.

    2. Hello sir i am parameswari how to prepare for ibps clerk

  33. plz sir give me suggestion about study tym mgmt kitna kitna tym mze each sub ko readkrne k liy dena chahiy

    1. Pratibha, Check Time Management tips for IBPS here.

  34. p.o. Ka pre exam omr sheet pe hoga ya computer par online?

    1. On Computer screen.

  35. I hv got 49.5 marks in graduation. Am I eligible for ibps po exam?

    1. Yes, jia you can apply.

  36. intrview k baad medical test b hoga?

    1. No Pawan.

  37. Hello sir
    Mujhe ye samaj me nhi aa
    First I need to clear preliminary exam??which includes 3 section english reasoning and quantitative?if I am able to complete preliminary exam then I am eligible for main exam?is it?

  38. result will be out in the month of december

  39. i am waiting for my grauation result. can i apply for po?

  40. Sir my dob is 5-1-1997 and myself obc candidate. Can l eligible for PO exam 2016.

    1. Parbat Try Next year.

  41. Hello sir,where we can take the required book for ibps po

  42. IBPS PO main exam held on which month????

    1. CWE PO/MT-VI
      Preliminary Exam 16.10.2016, 22.10.2016 & 23.10.2016
      Main Exam 20.11.2016

  43. Which will be best book for preparing PO and CLERK.

  44. Yes, You are eligible for IBPS.

  45. sir I have completed my Mba in international business .m I eligible for marketing officer ..

    1. Ujjwal checks eligibility for IBPS Marketing Officer – Graduate and Full time MMS (Marketing) / MBA (Marketing) / Full time 2 years PGDBA / PGDBM with specialization in Marketing *

  46. Hello Sir,
    I am pursuing b.tech in 7th
    sem, i want to give this exam for preparation IBPS PO. Can i give this exam now.
    my bob is 1/11/1995

    1. Aman, Complete Graduation required for IBPS PO Exam.

  47. Which one is the best study materials for ibps po for this upcoming exam

  48. Hello sir,im confused about this recent ibps post whether it is for ibps po or ibps clerk .sir kindly inform me .
    Thank u

    1. Ankita, Recent IBPS notification is for PO Post. Clerk notification will be release in August.

  49. Is there any Medical test Conduct by IBPS?

    1. No Medical test.

  50. Hii sir mera bcom hua he 2014 me kya main ibps clerk ke liye apply kar sakti hu.

    1. Ha, Safiya kar skte ho.

  51. Hi Sir,
    I’m Praveen
    Thanku For D Valuable Motivational
    Word For D Students.
    For d Preparation of Ibps as well as Other Examination..
    Thanku Once Again..

  52. Sir m scared of maths, how to strengthen it to score well wht r the important chapters wch I should do frst so as to score max. Marks

    1. Dear Suryanshi, you should check this Magical Book On Quicker Maths by M. tyra

  53. sar mera become me 54.4’/’ number hi kya mai ibps po exam De sakte hi

    1. Ha bilkul de sakti ho Sartunjay.

  54. Hello sir…. I am JHILLI
    My dob 9th July 1989 , OBC can I eligible for IBPS examination 2016?

  55. Sir,my dob is 4-9-1987 can I apply for ibps clerk and Po post this year..general category.

    1. Hello, wilsi you can apply for PO Exam.

  56. hi friends anybody has ibps po model question paper please send me reeshusharma692@gmail.com
    thanks alot

  57. Hello sir,
    Tell me ibps exam pattern and syllabus and topics.

    1. Hello, Subhash you can check Latest IBPS Exam Pattern with Syllabus here.

  58. sir ibps rrb ka form kb tk ayega plzz tell me

    1. Wait for it Suraj.

  59. Hello sir…
    My DOB is 22/4/1995…and completed my graduation this year can i apply for the IBPS clerk this year..???

    1. Akhil Complete Graduation first.

  60. Sir I am persuing my btech 4th year am I eligible for PO exam??

    1. Hello, Kavitha Complete Degree required for PO Exam.

  61. Dear sir,

    I have done MBA (MARKETING) from IGNOU Can i apply for the post of MARKETING OFFICER ?

    1. Yes, Prince you can apply for Marketing Officer.

  62. Hello sir…..I am YOGESH

    Please guidence for
    How to prepare IBPS PO&Clark English

    1. Don’t worry Yogesh You should check this Ultimate Guide on IBPS English Preparation Tips for Success in First Attempt.

  63. सर मेरा रिजल्ट ( बी टेक) 28 जुलाई 2016को आएगा क्या हम ibps po और clerk का form भर सकते है

    1. हां अमित तुम अप्लाई कर सकते हो.

  64. My dob 14sep96 can I eligible for ibps examination 2016

    1. Sorry Piyush but you are not eligible this year. Prepare for next year. Check this IBPS Preparation Guide.

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