Top Preparation Tips for IBPS Clerk Exam

IBPS clerk exams conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection are similar to the SSC CHSL Exam. This exam is conducted in multiple banks all over the country. All the public sector banks use CWE to fill their vacancies. Application must have a certain plan in order to get through IBPS Clerk exam. There are a total of 190 questions and the exam is graded out of 200 marks. The total time for exam is 160 minutes. There are four sections in the IBPS clerk exam. They are:


  • General /Financial Awareness
  • General English
  • Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude
  • Quantitative Aptitude

The following tips will help you score higher in each section:

  1. Quantitative Aptitude – Questions in this section of IBPS clerk exam are most focused on analysing your numerical ability. Since numerical ability is at test, a candidate can score well and majority of his marks in this section by remembering the formulas that come in handy in this section and that helps you solve it easily. Write down all the important formulas and revise them before the exam. An applicant must be able to apply this formula and must practice regularly and learn any shortcuts and tricks that they can. By solving mock exams an applicant can determine the amount of time it takes him/her for this section.
  2. General English – This section is very easy to score if the applicant is fluent with their grammar. To be better prepared the applicant can read the daily newspaper and magazines and take notes on any new words they find to improve their vocabulary. This also helps in improving the reading speed of an applicant. Solving mock papers can help an applicant predict the type of questions that are presented in this section.
  3. Reasoning Ability – The section is more focused on analysing a candidate’s thinking and mental ability. The applicants are advised to have a sharp presence of mind while solving the section. All the topics under this section are something applicants must be familiar with because if they are not familiar with topics then they would find it very hard to solve this section. The applicants can also keep a timer and time themselves to see how long it takes them to solve the section.
  4. General/Financial Awareness – This section can help you score better marks as there is no need for any formulas or rules in the section that you must know. Financial and general awareness of the applicants will be tested in the section. The applicants can score well in the section, provided they must be up to date with current affairs of the country. Reading newspapers and magazines can help them to this in a more effective way. There are few news apps that the applicant can use in order to be more informed about everything happening in the country. If the applicant gets overconfident in this section then that can ultimately lead to their downfall as well. So is the case in SSC CHSL Exam as well.


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