Tips to Score 75+ Good Marks in IBPS PO Prelims 2018

Tips to Score 75+ in IBPS PO Prelims 2018

IBPS PO is one of the most sought after competitive exams for the Banking Industry. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) along with other participating banks fills its vacancies of Probationary Officers and other posts through the Common Recruitment process known as CWE PO/ MT exam.

The registration process for CWE PO/ MT VIII has already begun and the last date of application is 4th September 2018.

The IBPS PO Prelims exam is soon to be conducted in October and candidates under great pressure of how to perform well in the upcoming exam. The only way to outdo the exams is immense preparation and sincere study.

We will be helping you out by suggesting some preparation tips for scoring more than 75 marks in IBPS PO 2018 Prelims. But first of all, let us take a look at the exam pattern and important exam details.

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IBPS PO 2018- Important Exam details:

Name of conducting body Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Name of the Examination CWE PO/ MT VIII
No. of Participating organizations 20
Preliminary Exam date 13.10.2018, 14.10.2018, 20.10.2018 & 21.10.2018
Mains Exam date 18.11.2018
Official website ibps.in

 IBPS PO 2018 Preliminary Exam pattern:

The Preliminary Exam is the qualifying exam in nature. It is conducted for 100 marks consisting of objective type questions for the time duration of 1 hour. One-fourth of the assigned marks i.e… 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer in the IBPS PO Preliminary exam. The structure of the exam is given in the table below:

SL. No. Section No. of Questions Maximum marks Time Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

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IBPS PO 2018 Preliminary exam- Preparation tips:

  • Fix a target

With around 45 days in hand before the Preliminary exam, set a target for each day and follow it strictly. Losing or wasting even a single day out of the schedule would be hazardous to the preparation process. Also, remember that it’s suggested that you prepare for IBPS PO Mains as well with the Prelims as there won’t be much time for preparation for the Mains.

  • Choose wisely

Instead of making a mess by referring to numerous books, follow one decent book from reputed writers/ publications for study purposes. Studying with multiple books will only be misleading and ambiguous.

  • Study section-wise

Preparing for each section individually will be beneficial in the sense that you will get to know your stronger and weaker sections. Most students may find it difficult in solving Quantitative Aptitude questions, so this is the area where you need to focus. For some, it may be the IBPS PO English language section or Reasoning Ability.

  • Time Management

Time is one of the main ingredients in the Success mantra. As you will have to solve 100 questions within 60 minutes, therefore, it’s a very challenging task which calls for effective time management. In this scenario, taking online IBPS PO mock test and solving previous year, sample/ model question papers will help a lot.

  • Overall reassessment

Do a revision of your studies every day and also an overall revision in the last few days before the exam. Remember to recall and practice every formula, each important point, each and every shortcut that you have learned during your IBPS PO 2018 Exam preparation.

Recommended Books for IBPS PO Prelims exam for all subjects: These are some of the books that you can refer to for IBPS PO Prelims 2018 preparation.

  1. Book: Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

Author: R.S.Aggarwal

Publisher: S.Chand

  1. Book: Gramin Bank Officer (PO) Solved Papers 2012-2014 for IBPS RRBs

Author: Think Tank of Kiran Prakashan,

Publisher: Kiran Prakashan

  1. Book: Test of Reasoning

Author: Edgar Thorpe

Publisher: Pearson

  1. Book: High School English Grammar & Composition

Author: Wren & Martin

Publisher: S. Chand

  1. Book: Word Power Made Easy

Author: Norman Lewis

Publisher: Penguin

Make sure that you take enough IBPS PO mock tests in order to rectify all your weak areas and be completely prepared for the exam.

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Good luck for the exam!

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