Tuesday, 10 October 2017

IBPS PO Preparation Tips 2017 (Strategy) How to Crack Easily? (पीओ की तैयारी)

IBPS PO Preparation Tips 2017 (Strategy) How to Crack Easily? (पीओ की तैयारी)



How to Prepare for IBPS PO 2017? पीओ की तैयारी कैसे करे? Complete Guide on IBPS PO 2017 Preparation Tips

The probationary officer is the most reputed post in the banking sector and in high demand. Competition is high for IBPS PO Exam and most of the students are thinking about how to crack IBPS PO Exam 2017.

Before you start preparation for IBPS PO 2017, it is necessary that you have proper information about IBPS PO exam, syllabus of  IBPS PO Exam and Pattern for IBPS PO Exam 2017

Every year, Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)  conducts Exam for Probationary Officer (PO)  for recruitment in public banks. IBPS department designs PO Exam in three stages selection program.

Stage I – Preliminary Exam
Stage II – Mains Exam
Stage III – Final Interview

The starting level of IBPS recruitment is the Preliminary exam, a candidate required to qualify Prelims exam to appear in next stage i.e CWE PO Mains Exam and those candidates who successfully clear mains exam finally called for Interview by various IBPS PO Participating banks according to vacancies available there.

IBPS PO 2017 Pre Exam Pattern

Sr No. Test Name Qns. Marks
1 Reasoning Ability Paper 35 35
2 Quantitative Aptitude Paper 35 35
3 English Language Paper 30 30
Total 100 100

IBPS PO 2017 Mains Exam Pattern

Sr No. Test Name Qns. Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 Min.
2 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 Min.
3 English Language 35 40 40 Min.
4 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 Min.
TOTAL: 155 200 03 Hours
5 English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 30 Min.

How to Crack IBPS PO 2017 Exam

Planning for IBPS PO Exam 2017

Planning is the first step for any exam because if you do not plan your preparation for IBPS syllabus for PO exam properly, then you make a serious mistake. With the proper study program, you will get to know about that you complete all topics and syllabus on time. Also, you will have time to focus on your weak areas. Here, candidate ask the question that, how many days or time are required to prepare for IBPS PO? Well, it totally depends on your skills how much you want to make for it. So, start your preparation as soon as possible.

Time management Tips for IBPS PO Exam 2017

Divide your time into all subjects and pay more attention for your delicate items. Don't spend more time on an individual topic, make a plan for every subject topics by checking complete IBPS PO syllabus first. Time management is very important in the exam so divide time correctly for all the sections otherwise you will leave many questions in the exam.

Step by Step Preparation for IBPS PO Exam 2017

IBPS PO Toppers recommends "Topic wise study", so you should focus on the single topic at a time and don't follow multiple topics at the same time. Better plan for IBPS PO Success is complete an issue completely and then go to the next.

Update yourself

Reading, writing, listening, and speaking are the four core skills you need to increase. Candidate should have acted in all other activities such as Improve English Grammar, Reading Newspapers, Magazines, listening news and studying General Knowledge/Current Affairs books to enhance overall awareness.

"Practice makes perfect" rule

Candidate should practice with IBPS PO Mock test as much as you can in real time. Also, Practice it on model papers of PO Exam to get exact idea about the exam and the type of paper. With this practice, you can also self-assessed for all the subjects and in which areas you are weak and how much you are prepared.

Study Material for IBPS PO 2017 Exam

An essential part of the preparation is study material for IBPS PO Exam 2017. For this, candidates should buy some of the best author IBPS Preparation books and it is recommended that candidates must go through the previous IBPS PO question papers because in those you will find complete knowledge with their prediction for relevant topics of the upcoming exam.

Notes for Revision

Revision Notes are the time-saving strategy for bank exam, here you make useful notes like shortcuts formulas, tricks and important points on a separate sheet for last time preparation. With this you can save your time in searching notes here and there for last time revision it will be very helpful to you up to examination hall focus on it.

Expert Advice

For an expert view, candidates can also join IBPS PO Coaching/Institute. Coaching institutes for PO Exam will give you better approach for IBPS Exam and help you to make a proper study plan. At last, you should have to go through IBPS PO 2017 preparation strategy with an open mind. Just concentrate on the preparation with the free mind and don't think about the result. Sleep well and have a healthy diet.

Syllabus to prepare for IBPS PO Exam 2017

Check complete course of IBPS PO Exam 2017. Syllabus of PO Exam contains five subjects i.e Reasoning, Computer Aptitude, General Awareness, English Language, Data Analysis and Interpretation and Letter Writing and Essay.

Reasoning Preparation for IBPS PO 2017 Exam

Reasoning is the common part of the competitive exams, reasoning section contains 50 questions of 50 marks out of 200. Candidate can score full marks if their concepts are clear, all they need is practice otherwise this section becomes the most time-consuming.

Major topics to prepare in reasoning sections are Analytical reasoning, logical reasoning, Syllogism, Blood relations, coding-decoding and miscellaneous. Reasoning section can be divided into three categories first is easy type questions, medium difficulty questions, and Hard Questions.

Easy type questions include Classification/ Odd pair, Series Completion/ Analogy, Direction based tests/ Direction Sense Test, Number, Ranking and Time Sequence Test and Alphabet test/ Dictionary.

Medium difficulty questions include Syllogisms, Inequalities, Blood Relations, Coding-Decoding and Data Sufficiency.

Hard types questions include Seating Arrangement, Complex Puzzle, Floor Puzzle and Input-Output Machine. The categorization has been made on the basis of time consumption to solve to question.

Category Weight age No. of Qs.
Arrangements 25-30% 10 – 15
Syllogisms 15-20% 5 – 10
Visual Reasoning 10-15% 5 – 10
Data Sufficiency 10-15% 5 – 10
Sequence 10-15% 5 – 10
Critical Reasoning 10-15% 5 – 10
Complete the Series 10% 5
Total 100% 50

Check here some quick tips to attempt reasoning questions:

  • First, focus on accuracy because there is negative marking for every wrong answer. 
  • Don't spend much time on a single question.
  • Divide time for reasoning sections 
  • For high accuracy, identify straightforward thing question. 
  • Go from easy to hard questions. 
  • If you are not perfect in reasoning section then take it at last because it will consume your time if your concepts are not clear. 
  • Your score in reasoning depends on your accuracy with speed.

English Preparation for IBPS PO 2017 Exam

English language section is also a scoring section and in PO Preliminary exam it contains 30 questions of 30 marks and in Mains Exam 40 questions of 40 marks. And in English language section, the examiner test your basic English Skills through Vocabulary, Grammer, Comprehension etc. You can score good marks in this section if you have good command in English. Major Topics to prepare for the English Language are Fill in the Blanks, comprehension Passage, Phrases, and Idioms, spotting error questions, preposition, Para jumbles, rearrangement of the sentence, spelling mistakes, noun, verbs, Direct-Indirect etc.

Category Weight age No. of Qs.
Reading Comprehension 25-30% 10 – 15
Close Passages 25% 10
Sentence Correction 10-25% 5 – 10
Errors in Usage 10-25% 5 – 10
Vocabulary 10-12% 5
Fill in the Blanks 10-12% 5
Jumbled Sentences 10% 5
Paragraph Completion 10% 5
Total 100% 40

For the preparation of English Language Section, you should have strong basics first. Check here some quick tips to score in the English Language:

  • Give strength to your Basic English Skills.
  • For Reading Comprehension questions, first, understand the passage then move on to the next question.
  • For Cloze Test, if you are confused between two-three options, only then move on to next question. For ‘Fill in the Blanks’ type of issues, the best method is the process of elimination. 
  • For Spot the error/Sentence Correction, speak the sentence in your mind, whichever sounds perfect is your answer. 
  • Attempt English Section first in the PO Exam

General Awareness Preparation for IBPS PO 2017

General Knowledge is the vast subject, in this examiner tests your General basic awareness around the world. Check out the complete list of topics for GK Syllabus for IBPS PO Exam:
  • Indian History 
  • Banking Awareness 
  • RBI related question for IBPS PO 
  • Agriculture 
  • Geography 
  • Award 
  • Books with Author 
  • Politics 
  • Law & Politics 
  • Indian Constitution for bank exams 
  • Finance and Insurance 
  • Sports 
  • Indian Economy for IBPS PO 
  • Budget and Taxes 
  • Government Schemes 
  • Countries with their Currencies

Preparation Tips for IBPS PO 2017 General Awareness

  • To polish your mind, buy current affairs books. 
  • Maintain reading habit such as Newspapers, Magazines, and GK Books.
  • Watch News Channels Daily and keep an eye on the events like Sports, Awards, Entertainment, Corporate, and Politics, etc.

Data Analysis and Interpretation Preparation for IBPS PO 2017 Exam

This is the toughest section in IBPS PO Exam, Data Analysis and Interpretation section is design to test calculation skills and knowledge of school-level mathematics. A candidate should have well prepared for Concepts, Formulas, Properties, Shortcuts Tricks etc. In Prelims exam, Aptitude section contains 35 questions of 35 marks and in mains exam 50 questions of 50 marks out of 200. Major topics covered in this section are Number Series tricks, Arithmetic, Modern Maths, Geometry and Data Interpretation(DI).
Category Weight age No. of Qs.
Data Interpretation 40 – 50% 15 – 20
Calculation Techniques / Approximations 25 – 30% 10 – 15
Mathematics 5 – 10% 5 – 10
Data Sufficiency / Quantitative Comparison 5% 5
Complete the Series 5% 5
Total 100% 50

Tips for Data Analysis and Interpretation Preparation

This section requires regular practice

First, attempt easy category questions like simplification, Age Problem, Percentage, Average, Simple Interest, Profit and Loss, TSD, Ratios, and proportions etc. and then attempt difficult question category Probability, Quadratic Equations, Mixture and allegations, Time and Work, Time Speed and Distance, and Number Series. If you are are not good in this subject, take it at last

Computer Preparation for IBPS PO 2017

Computer Awareness section is based on the practical knowledge. In this, the candidate should know about the basic working knowledge of computer and how to use the applications. This section contains 20 questions of 20 marks in Mains Exam. The major topic to prepare for computer preparation for IBPS is Hardware, Software and Desktop Applications and Windows, Microsoft Office applications, keyboard shortcuts, Internet and networking, terminology, latest news etc.

How to Prepare for IBPS PO 2017 Interview?

IBPS PO Interview is very important part in the process of IBPS PO 2017 recruitment. At the time of the interview, an interviewer will check the primary qualities of Probationary Officer in your behavior, leadership quality, ability to handle pressure, educational background and Banking sector knowledge etc.

Tips to clear IBPS PO 2017 Interview

  • Place all document in an order
  • Revise Basics of your subject 
  • Keep yourself updated with latest news for this read newspaper on daily basis 
  • At the time of Interview, Don't Panic and Stay Calm 
  • Present your Real Personality 
  • Before interview, understand your strengths, your weak areas, hobbies and interests and work experience

Negative Marking in IBPS PO Exam 2017

Yes, there is negative marking in objective test. And for every wrong answer, the candidate will charge one-fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question. But, no penalty for the question you left or not attempted. So, it's better to think before you answer the question and don't guess because every four wrong answers equal to one right answer in the paper.

Last minutes Preparation Tips for IBPS PO Exam 2017

IBPS PO 2017 exam last minutes preparation is very crucial, candidates can increase overall PO Score in Common Written Examination by following the tips below:
  • Practice on IBPS Solved question papers for an exact idea of the exam. 
  • Prepare small notes while preparation like shortcuts, formulas, tricks, important tips for last revision. Must Revise all topics again 
  • Don't take stress for the incomplete topic.
  • Don't spend more time on a single topic 
  • Must participate in online preparation for IBPS PO like Mock test/ Practice test, Speed Test and try some test series too. 
  • At the time of the exam, stay calm in the examination hall. 
  • Don't guess the answers as there is a penalty for every wrong answer. 
  • Always solve easy question first and difficult later this will maintain your score.

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