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  • Last Modified 27-01-2023

Best Tips For IBPS PO Mains Reasoning, English, General Awareness Paper:


IBPS PO – Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is responsible for conducting Banking Exams i.e IBPS PO, IBPS PS, IBPS Clerk, RBI Officer, MT-VI Common Written Exam (CWE), etc. Candidates who have completed their graduation can apply for this exams. In case of Banking Exams this is the most awaited exam for Banking Sector every year and also treated as highly rated exam of Banking Sector.

In the recent years, level of competition in Banking Sector has interestingly increased. So, proper focused and planned preparation for this exam has become very necessary for selection. In this article we are going to discuss how to prepare for IBPS PO exam, what topics should be focus.

Tips for scoring IBPS PO Main English/Verbal Reasoning Section:


English Reasoning section is very important aspect of this exam because of the pattern of the questions ask in this exam. This section is considered to be a scoring so aspirants need to focus more on this. The questions in this sections are comprehensive type reasoning. For example: A passage is given in the paper and consists of 4 to 5 questions which is related to the given passage. By solving the passage you can answer 4 to 5 questions in no time. This section takes less time if you solve paragraph puzzles with full concentration. There’s also a drawback to this, if you solve the passage puzzle wrong, then your answer will be wrong. For Reasoning Section the allotted time is 40 Minutes.

Topics to focus :-

  1. Decision Making
  2. Coding and decoding
  3. Problem Solving
  4. Blood Relation
  5. Syllogism
  6. Inequalities
  7. Puzzles (Floor Based, Row & Order Based)
  8. Data Sufficiency
  9. Seating Arrangements
  10. Statement & Conclusion type questions
  11. Input-Output

Tips for scoring IBPS PO Main English Section:


General English is also one of the  important & scoring part of this exam and candidates needs to focus more on selected topics like comprehension, errors and cloze test.
In this exam the comprehension part is very lengthy, so candidates have to manage time to read whole passage and answer to the questions. This section is easy to score & less time taking if proper preparation is given to English and if you can manage the time in good manner.
For this section the allotted time is 30 minutes, so the candidates have enough time. It is advised to answer only for those questions which you are sure.

Topics to focus :-

  1. Fill in the Blanks
  2. Cloze Passage
  3. Spot the Error
  4. Sentence Improvement
  5. Parajumbles
  6. Comprehension Passage

Tips for scoring IBPS PO Main General Awareness:


In IBPS PO examination, General Awareness  is the key part to improve your score. Candidates who are upto date with facts & news around current affair score more in this section. Most of the questions in this section  are asked from the things going around right now.

Topics to focus:

  1. Current affairs related to Banking & Finance Sector
  2. Current affairs of National & International news
  3. Important dates
  4. Current Science
  5. Technology
  6. Sports & Culture
  7. Banking and marketing

Aspirants are advised to sharpen their knowledge on daily current affairs by reading newspaper, watch news programs, online updates, magazines, etc. Due to negative marking in this section candidates has to follow only one rule ‘No Blind Guesses’. For this section the allotted time is 20 minutes so answer only those questions which are fully confident.

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