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IBPS PO 2017: Preparation Tips For Prelims Exam

IBPS PO 2017: Preparation Tips For Prelims Exam

IBPS PO 2017: Preparation Tips For Prelims Exam
NEW DELHI: With barely few days left for IBPS PO 2017 preliminary examination to begin, here are few important tips that will not only guide aspirants but will also help them to manage these few days effectively for preparation. The preliminary exam for IBPS PO will be conducted online and will have 100 questions for 60 minutes. Candidates will have to manage those 60 minutes themselves while dealing with three sections- Reasoning (35 Ques), Quantitative Aptitude (35 Ques), and English (30 Ques).

Here are the tips as advocated by Mr. Anil Nagar, CEO and Founder Adda247.
English Language (average time to complete 12-15 minutes)
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Revise grammar rules; relax and don’t overburden yourself with the thought of the new pattern.
Practice Memory Based Papers of SBI 2017, IBPS 2016 to get an idea of all possible combinations of questions that you might face this year.
Try to solve questions from comprehension first, but do keep a check on time. You can skip those questions which require you to invest more time in the given passage.
Use the method of skimming for reading comprehension.
Read the directions carefully and attempt the conventional pattern questions first. Cloze Test, Fillers can save your day.
Use the method of elimination to save time.
Don’t try to attempt all the questions, except those you are confident with. Keep in mind that your mistake will cost you penalty of 0.25 marks.

Quantitative Aptitude (average time to complete 23-28 minutes)

The first and most basic tip to help you clear quantitative aptitude section’s cut off is that you should work on your calculation speed. If you want to score in Maths you know you must calculate faster. In fact, this section is most scoring if you have practiced enough as you cannot be sure of your answers in language section and you might trip while solving puzzles but whereas questions of arithmetic are concerned you can be sure if you can solve it, if your answer is right or not.
Learn the basic concepts and practice them well, as for banking exams basic concepts will come in handy rather than tricks.
Choose the questions wisely and try not to get stuck on a particular question or topic for too long.
Instead of focusing on attempting the maximum number of questions, try focusing on the accuracy
Try to attempt Simplification & Approximation, Inequality, and Number Series first.
While attempting questions of Data Interpretation solve those questions first that you find less calculative and relatively easier.
A set of DI usually comprises of 5 questions out of which 2-3 are easy. Even if you solve 3 questions from one set of DI and 4 from another you can easily score 7 marks.
Don’t ignore word problems or the Arithmetic Miscellaneous portion.
Take up the problems of chapters you are good at.

Reasoning Ability (average time to complete 18-21 minutes)
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‘Reasoning can be a tricky section for most of the students and time management plays a crucial role. We’ve seen in recent SBI and other Exams that this section was quite challenging and time taking for students.

The year 2016 was revolutionary in the history of banking exams, where English Language Section brought some big surprises and Reasoning Section became flooded with Puzzles and Seating Arrangement. But should or can you avoid seating arrangements and puzzles in reasoning section completely? The answer is No, neither you should, nor you can.
Be careful while choosing which puzzle to attempt and which one to skip.
Do not invest more than 5-6 minutes in a puzzle or seating arrangement.
Remember you do not have to solve all the questions of the reasoning section. The questions might seem doable but if they are time-consuming it is better to skip to the next question.
Read the directions/ instructions very carefully.
Try to solve the miscellaneous portion first which may include Blood Relation, Order and Ranking, Direction Sense, Inequality etc.
Don’t panic; it is quite possible that you may feel you are unable to solve a simple question or you are unable to recall a familiar logic. Move to the next question in such case and keep your calm.
Remember high number of attempts should not be at the cost of accuracy.


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