HOW TO PREPARE FOR IBPS CLERK PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION 2015
In this post we are going to tell you about How to prepare for tier I or preliminary examination of IBPS Clerk 2015. We all want to work in the Government Departments and when we talk about banking sector, we all want to be in the top most banks of India and for that Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is providing opportunity to serve in the leading banks of the country. But all of us know that entry through IBPS is not that easy. It will require proper planning, dedication and hard as well as smart work.
Every year IBPS, an autonomous agency in India conducts exam for the recruitment of Clerical cadre, one of most popular exam of the country and every year lacs of students apply for this, with a dream to serve in the participating banks of IBPS.
This year IBPS has started new pattern for the Process of Common written exam of IBPS i.e. Preliminary exam, Main exam, Common Interview and thereafter provisional allotment for the recruitment of Clerical cadre.
The Preliminary online examination will be of 100 marks having 100 questions which are to be attempted within 1 hour.
English Language: 30 Questions / 30 marks
Numerical Ability: 35 Questions / 35 marks
Reasoning Ability: 35 Questions / 35 marks
So, to crack this pattern we are providing you the action plan for the preparation of IBPS clerk preliminary exam. You all have to clear the Preliminary exam to qualify for the Main examination. Since in preliminary exam there is no weightage for General Awareness section so, our main focus will be on English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability.
For cracking the IBPS CWE Clerk V in the first attempt, you all should consider these important points:
- Focus on the important topics of Numerical ability and Reasoning ability in the initial days.
- Don’t avoid English language as each section plays an important role to clear the cut - off.
- Practice one chapter a day in each subject i.e. English, Numerical, Reasoning.
- Practice the Mock tests in the last few days before the exam.
- Speed & Accuracy are very crucial which can only be achieved through practice.
- Practice with short cuts will help you to score maximum questions in the Pre exam.
- One should devote minimum 2 hours on each section every day for best preparation.
English Language: One should prepare topics such as Synonyms and Antonyms, Comprehension, Cloze test, Word arrangement, sentence arrangement, Fill in the blanks, Errors correction, Para Jumbled, One word substitution, Idioms and phrases ,word meanings etc.
To perform well in this section first of all basics are to be made strong. For this topic wise grammar should be prepared as this will make the basics of the students strong. Then by covering each grammar topic, the next step is to focus on Errors Correction this is an important parts for the exam. For, Vocabulary, News paper reading is must as this can improve English. For cracking the Reading comprehension, cloze test and Para jumbled practice is required. By practicing more and more you can easily improve your speed in solving these questions
Numerical Ability: One should prepare topics such as Simplification, Average, Percentage, Time and work, Time and Distance, Profit and loss, Simple interest and Compound interest, Problem on ages, Data interpretation, Data sufficiency, Quadratic equation etc.
As this is the most difficult section it requires more time and practice. Learn each and every formula of the chapters and make their short notes and revise them on a daily basis. Learn the short tricks to solve the problems easily in exam and that too in less time as most crucial factor is time.
Reasoning Ability: One should prepare topics such as Number series, Coding-Decoding, Analogy, Blood Relations, Syllogism, Calendar problems, Sitting arrangement, Ranking test, Visualization, statement and assumptions, Venn diagram, Input-Output, Decision making, Logical reasoning etc.
Reasoning is the test of observing our mental and problem solving and it is not like learning a formula and apply. Understanding the question before solving is more important to do well in this section. First cover all these chapters and understand the tricks behind them as this will make your mind sharpen and prepare you to do maximum question in less time.
Tips for reducing negative marking in IBPS: As there is 1/4th negative marking in the Preliminary exam so aspirants should consider these points to avoid negative marking.
- Take chance only for those questions in which you are sure for answer.
- Avoid guessing as it may reduce your overall score via negative marking.
- Read carefully the questions and then only answer them.
- Improve speed and be focused.
Some Important Tips for IBPS Aspirants:
- Try to solve as many questions as you can in minimum time.
- Try to avoid tricky and lengthy questions and come back on them later.
- Do not waste time on a single question and immediately go for the next one if any question is taking extra ordinary time.
- Focus on time management and try to make a target time and achieve it.
- In the last few days, practice as many mock papers as you can.
- Even if you do not get success in the exam continue the preparation and keep on practicing, those who can work on a regular basis are bound to get success as you will get the opportunity every year.
Work hard and Do well and think “I will win not immediately but definitely”
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