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How to Crack IBPS PO in 1 Month? – Study Plan


How To Crack IBPS PO In 1 Month: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will hold the IBPS PO 2022 Exam to select eligible candidates for the position of Probationary Officers in various public sector banks in India. According to the IBPS calendar 2022, the IBPS PO Prelims will be held on October 15, 16, and 22, 2022. And the IBPS PO Mains will be held on November 26, 2022.

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Since the exam is nearing candidates need to devote time in revising and practising more questions from the different sections. For candidates who wish to clear the IBPS PO 2022 exam with just a month in hand to prepare, it is not completely impossible. Check out the article to know more about the tips and tricks to crack IBPS PO in 1 month.

Practice Subject Wise Chapters 2022 from IBPS PO Prelims

Candidates can follow the steps below to take the Practice:

  • 1st Step: Visit Embibe’s official website, i.e., embibe.com.
  • 2nd Step: Login/Sign-up through your mobile number/email.
  • 3rd Step: Then select your Goal as ‘Banking’ under Getting a government job section then Next and now select your exam name as ‘IBPS PO Prelims‘.
  • 4th Step: Click Next and select your preferred language as English/Hindi.
  • 5th Step: Once Done, click on the below-mentioned Subject links to Start the Practice.

Candidates have to clear the IBPS PO Preliminary exam to become eligible for IBPS PO Mains. The last 30 days before the exam need to be utterly devoted to revising and practising more and more questions from the different sections. Make use of the study plan given below and utilize these remaining days in a better way for cracking the prelims efficiently.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern

It is essential for candidates to have in-depth knowledge about the IBPS PO exam pattern before starting their preparation. Check out the IBPS PO exam pattern from the table below:

Name of the Section (Objective)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
English Language303020 minutes
Numerical Ability353520 minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total10010060 minutes

These sections are separately timed, i.e. each of these sections needs to be completed within a specific time – 20 minutes. So, for each of these sections, you must prepare in a way that you can answer a sufficient number of questions in the allotted time and secure the minimum qualifying marks.

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How to Prepare for IBPS PO in One Month?

The following tips will assist candidates in preparing for the IBPS PO 2022 exam in a month.

Be Thorough With The Syllabus

The first thing that you need to know is the IBPS PO Syllabus. As mentioned above, there are three sections in the Prelims. You need to know what each of the sections deals with and the different topics under them. Having a proper idea about the topics from which questions are asked in the exam will help you plan your preparation better.

The English Language section tests your command over English grammar, comprehension and vocabulary. The Quantitative Aptitude section tests your hold over elementary Mathematics – Class 10 level basic Mathematics. The Reasoning Ability section tests your reasoning and analytical skills.

List Out The Easy & Difficult Chapters

Once you know the IBPS PO syllabus, you need to list out the chapters that are easy and difficult. For your convenience, we are listing the easy and difficult chapters below but you can modify them based on your strengths and weaknesses.

How To Prepare For IBPS PO In 1 Month
Sections Easy Topics Difficult Topics
Quantitative Aptitude Percentage Boats and Streams
Profit and Loss Pipes and Cisterns
Average Time and Work
Simple and Compound Interest Time, Speed and Distance
Simplification Mensuration
Number Systems Probability
Number Series Permutation and Combination
Ratio and Proportion Surds and Indices
  Mixtures and Alligations
Reasoning Ability Distance and Directions Mathematical Inequalities
Blood Relations Coding-Decoding
Analogy Circular and Linear Seating Arrangements
Classification Syllogism
Order and Ranking Data Sufficiency
Alphanumeric Series Puzzles
English Language Comprehension Tests – Fact Based and Story Based Antonyms
Para-Jumbles Synonyms
Phrases and Idioms Cloze Test
Error Spotting Fill in the Blanks
Spell Checks Sentence Completion

The easy topics listed above mostly need direct application of formulas (for Quantitative Aptitude section) or common sense, and hence, shouldn’t take much time to finish. You should finish them as early as possible so that you have enough time in hand to master the difficult topics.

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Create A Timetable

Once you know the syllabus and the easy and difficult topics, you must create a proper timetable for the entire month. Keep in mind all the practical aspects, like your daily routine, office hours (if you are working), needs and convenience while creating the timetable. Once you create the timetable, you have to follow it religiously. So, create a realistic one. The easy topics shouldn’t take 10-12 days to finish if you study and practice them attentively. You can then spend the rest of the days mastering the difficult topics, revise, and taking mock tests.

If you face difficulty to prepare a plan, follow the below-mentioned Schedule for 30 days of IBPS PS Prelims preparation.

 DaysEnglish Language (Daily Vocabulary for 15 words) Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Ability
Day-01Single FillersNumber system shortcutsCoding-Decoding
Day-02Double FillersSimplification & ApproximationBlood Relation
Day-03Cloze TestNumber Series (Missing & Wrong term)Inequality
Day-04Para JumbleRatio & ProportionDirection Sense
Day-05Phrase ReplacementAverageSyllogism
Day-06Sentence CompletionPercentageOrder & Ranking
Day-07Reading ComprehensionProblems on AgesAlphanumeric Series
Day-08Most appropriate Synonym/AntonymPartnershipProblems on Numbers/Alphabets
Day-09Sentence ImprovementTime & WorkInput & Output
Day-10Sentence MatchingProblems on TrainsSeating Arrangement (Linear based)
Day-11Error SpottingTime & DistanceSeating Arrangement (Circle based)
Day-12Meaning of Idioms and PhrasesPipes & CisternPuzzle (Floor based)
Day-13Reading ComprehensionBoats & StreamsPuzzle (Days based)
Day-14Cloze TestSimple InterestSeating Arrangement (Square-based)
Day-15Double FillersCompound InterestSeating Arrangement (Linear based)
Day-16Jumbled SentenceProfit & LossPuzzle (Month & Year based )
Day-17Phrase/Word ReplacementProbabilityPuzzle (Box based)
Day-18Single FillersMixtures & AllegationsData Sufficiency
Day-19Sentence ImprovementMensurationCoding-Decoding & Seating Arrangement (Linear)
Day-20Error SpottingData SufficiencyBlood Relation & Puzzle (Floors)
Day-21Usage of Connection WordsInequality (Quantity based)Inequality & Seating Arrangement (Circle)
Day-22Sentence MatchingQuadratic EquationDirection Sense & Puzzle (Year)
Day-23Reading ComprehensionData Interpretation (Table & Line)Syllogism & Seating Arrangement (Square)
Day-24Double FillersData Interpretation (Bar graph & Pie chart)Order and Ranking & Puzzle (Days)
Day-25Cloze TestData Interpretation (Caselets)Alphanumeric Series & Seating Arrangement (Parallel rows)
Day-26Error SpottingNumber Series & Simplification & DIProblems on Numbers/Alphabets
Day-27RevisionRevisionSeating Arrangement & Puzzles
Day-28Mock TestMock TestMock Test
Day-29Mock TestMock TestMock Test
Day-30Mock TestMock TestMock Test

Develop Reading Habits

This is very important as two of three sections of IBPS PO Prelims needs reading to understand the theory. The English Language section needs one to read regularly to understand and master the rules of grammar and their usage, to improve vocabulary and to increase the speed of reading so that you can answer the Para-Jumbles and Comprehension Tests without spending too much time. The Reasoning Ability section has certain topics that need one to understand the theory first and then move on to solving questions. So, spend a couple of hours daily reading.

Clear The Basics

This is very important as without having the basics clear or without knowing the theory behind the concepts, you won’t even identify what is being asked in the question. But do not take too much time to clear your basics. Please start with the easy topics listed above and finish them as early as possible. Because the difficult topics will need more time, as you read and understand, highlight important points, like formulas, steps to solve problems, shortcuts, tricks, specific rules, etc. For Quantitative Aptitude, you need to clear the basics and have a proper idea of what each of the topics means.

Memorize The Formulas & Steps To Solve Problems

All the formulas for the Quantitative Aptitude section should be at your fingertips. Practice them if necessary so that you don’t forget them. For the English Language section, memorizing all the grammatical rules may not be possible. But they should be there on your mind and you must be in a position to identify it (or the errors) while reading a particular sentence. For Logical Reasoning, you should understand the steps to solve the problems.

Practice In A Time-Bound Manner

While memorizing all this information might be difficult, you will find it easier when you practice side-by-side. Most of the remaining days should be spent practising because at the end of the day it is your ability to solve questions that will matter the most. Practice for 3-5 hours every day. Start off with the example problems and then move onto other questions of increasing difficulty level. As you practice, you must remember that speed is also important alongside accuracy. You need to finish each of the sections within 20 minutes. So, maintain a balance between speed and accuracy. The more you practice, the better you get at solving questions. Solve previous year questions as well. This will give you an idea about the nature of questions asked in the paper and then, you can focus more on those specific types of questions.

Take Mock Tests

While doing all the above-mentioned things will definitely help you to improve the individual sections, you also need to work on improving your overall test-taking strategy. Practising and solving questions for individual sections is easy but when it comes to taking the exam with all three different sections, the performance in one section will impact the other. So, you need to take a sufficient number of  IBPS PO mock tests so that you get used to taking tests, dealing with the pressure of exams, and build your stamina and concentration.

Taking tests also helps in identifying your weak areas – topics which need more revision and practice, gaps in your time management and question selection, etc. You can then work on them and improve, thereby, helping you in your overall development. Make sure you develop a proper plan to take the exam as you take mock tests – which section and which questions you are going to attempt first, how to utilize your time, etc.

FAQs on IBPS PO Preparation Tips 2022

Following are the frequently asked question and answers related to IBPS PO Preparation:

Q. How can I clear IBPS PO in a month?
You can easily clear prelims in one month with the right strategy and approach. Prelims are all about speed and accuracy. Therefore, you must understand the demand of the exam and prepare accordingly. First, take a mock test and previous years questions to understand the type of topics that are asked and then proceed.

Q. How many hours should I study for IBPS PO?
A daily study plan of 6–8 hours for 1 month is enough to clear IBPS PO. Plan your studies with adequate breaks. Read books which cover all the topics (Reasoning, Aptitude and English).

Q. How can I crack English in the bank exam?
One of the best ways to score more in English for bank exams is by solving the previous year’s question papers and mock tests. This will help you apprehend your performance and understand the type of questions asked in the IBPS PO exam.

Q. Where can I take free IBPS PO Mock tests?
Candidates can take free IBPS PO Mock Tests at Embibe. Taking mock tests at Embibe will help aspirants know whether they are heading in the right direction.

Q. How can I prepare bank exam without coaching?
Do not start with the mock tests right after your preparation. Instead, go for the topic-wise easy quiz. Start with mock tests once you have covered half the topics of the exam. Time your mock tests. This will assist you in taking the exam under time pressure. Make a study plan, and design a comprehensive timetable for yourself.

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