IBPS PO Prelims Preparation Tips 2019

ibps po prelims preparation tips
ibps po prelims preparation tips

IBPS PO Prelims Preparation Tips 2019

This year Indian Institute Of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released notification for the post of Probationary Officers (POs). Prelims exam for IBPS PO is going to be conducted on 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th October 2019. Total 4336 vacancies in 17 Public Sector Banks (PSBs) across India. If you have started your IBPS PO Prelims preparation, please keep in mind the following suggestions.

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Prelims exam details:

Subjects Questions Asked Marks Time duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Reasoning ability 35 35 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes


  • IBPS PO Prelims Exam time duration: 60 minutes
  • Please remember there will be negative marking (0.25 marks) for every wrong answer

Tips To Crack The IBPS PO 2019 Prelims Examination:

1.) Before starting your preparation, you should become aware of the mode of exam and exam pattern as well as the topics on which the questions will be based.

2.) By knowing the previous cut off marks it will use full to you figure out how many questions you must attempt to clear the prelims examination.

3.) Solve previous year question papers. This will give you a good idea of the questions and level of difficulty of questions asked, and also get the idea of which topic carries the maximum number of weight age.

4.) Before starting your preparation, you must understand the basic of each topic so you can solve questions relating to this topic correctly. With the strong basics, you can solve the paper so simply.

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5.) Create a realistic time table, and you can stick to it. Spend daily 7 to 8 hours in studying and use this time to sharpen your weak areas. Don’t be too persistent about your timetable, but be responsive enough to change it as you go along.

6.) Plan a strategy is important to crack any competitive exam. Solve previous year exam papers and understand, exam pattern would have to give you a fairly good idea of where you stand. Based on this result,that will take care of you both your weakness and strengths.

7.) Taking online Mock tests regularly is a great way to identify your strength and weakness. By finding your weak areas, you can convert them into your strength. While tacking the mock test regularly will help you in so many ways, like understated your strength and weakness, get a clear idea about exam pattern, which section carries maximum marks, Time management skills etc…  There are a so many online mock tests are available today. Take as many mock tests as possible regularly.

8.) Attempting online tests will make you comfortable with the pattern and help you assess where you are going wrong. With continuous practice it becomes easier for you to solve any time of questions as time goes by. 

9.) Revision is the most important in the competitive field. After completion of your preparation, reserve a few days for revision. By revising some difficult questions regularly, you will become an expert in that subject.

10.) Don’t spend too much of time for overall preparation. The short notes that you had been tacking earlier will come in handy now to complete revising your syllabus. This is an important part of the preparation. Please don’t take it easy.

11.) Writing the previous year mock test, it will useful to you to improve your exam speed and accuracy.

12.) Don’t study new topics at the end of your preparation instead of spend more time revise topics you study so far. Put more time to strengthen your weak areas before going to the examination.

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13.) At the time of preparation you feel stressed, just do exercise/go walking /sleep for a while to de-stress.

14.) Be confident and positive before going to the examination.you stand to gain nothing  by stressing out or having negative thoughts. Be positive on your preparation and do your best.

Section-wise Tips for IBPS PO

English Language :

Read English news articles and editorials regularly. Make it habit to read the newspaper, novel and magazines such as the Hindu, The Hans India etc… You may also watch English movies, English news channels.

Focused on English Grammar as this is a right way to solve questions like spotting an error, fill in the blanks, etc..  

Reasoning Ability :

This section tests your understanding of concepts. So many people think that reasoning is a difficult subject to crack. But You score Good marks in this subject with regular practice.

In this reasoning subject work on some important topics like relationship concepts, analysis, similarities, coding and Decoding Concept, Alphanumeric series concepts, Syllogism concept etc.. this topics regularly come in IBPS PO Exam.

Numerical Ability :

If you’re good in basic concepts of quantitative aptitude you score well in this section, At the starting stage of the preparation, it is difficult to understand the fundamentals of each topic, While solving different type of difficult questions you become expert in this section.

If your basics are strong and clear you will have no problem in solving section at all, and you will solve both easy and difficult problems within the time, With the strong basics and practice, you will score more in the exam.

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We hope this suggestions will help you at the time of  exam preparation time. While this exam may be tough, but a right strategy, focus and time management will help you to crack this exam.If you want a free guidance for IBPS PO from experts, Whatsapp ‘IBPS PO ’ to 7661025557

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