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Strategy to crack ibps po prelim exam 2016

Ultimate strategy to approach IBPS PO prelim exam 2016. IBPS is soon going to conduct prelim exam for the post of PO and large number of candidates have applied for it. Currently IBPS PO training call letters have been released and are available at the official website. Candidates can download it and appear for the training for all those who have opted for that. Now it is very important to know that how candidates should perform in IBPS PO prelim exam so that they will be selected for the mains examination. Roughly 12 times the vacancy will be selected for mains exam. Candidates will be required to obtain good marks in prelim while qualifying each of the 3 sections. There is no any time limit for prelim for each individual sections and candidates can give time according to their preparation and wish. They should allocate time for each of the sections as given under or they can follow what they do according to their own preparation criteria. Candidates will be able to score good marks in the exam if they will prepare as per the pattern and allocate time for each of the section as given below.

Strategy to qualify IBPS PO prelim exam 2016

Candidates should know that IBPS has not changed the pattern of the exam for prelim while it has changed the pattern of mains examination and each section has specific time limit to solve in the mains examination. Candidates will be required to prepare as per the pattern of the exam here. The prelim exam will consist of 3 sections. Passing in each of the section is required. Cutoff for each section will be different for each category and overall cutoff for each category for prelim will also differ. Candidates need to qualify in their category. Pattern will be

  1. English section for 30 marks
  2. Reasoning section for 35 marks
  3. Quantitative Aptitude for 35 marks

Total time limit will be 1 hour and total marks will be 100. Candidates will be required to pass in each section. They should follow the strategy as under

Quantitative aptitude

Candidates need to allocate at least 25-30 minutes of time for this section and try to solve the questions like

  • Number series – 5 questions
  • Simplification/ Approximation – 5 questions
  • Quadratic Equations – 5 questions
  • Data Interpretation – 10 Questions
  • Miscellaneous Questions – 10 questions

Reasoning section

Candidates can also allocate upto 20 minutes of time for this section and witnin that time tey should try to score good marks. At least 30-25 marks in that time period. They can solve the questions like

  • Inequality
  • Syllogism
  • Coding – Decoding
  • Some miscellaneous questions like blood relations etc first

While there will be questions from

  • Inequality – 5 questions
  • Syllogism – 5 questions
  • Coding Decoding – 5 questions
  • Puzzle / Seating Arrangement – 15 questions
  • Miscellaneous – 5 questions


English section

Candidates can allocate upto 15 minutes of time for this section. And in this time period they should try to solve at least 20 questions with accuracy. Questions will be asked from

  • Reading Comprehension – 10 questions
  • Cloze Test – 5 questions
  • Fill in the blanks – 5 questions
  • Spotting Errors – 5 questions
  • Para jumbles – 5 questions

Candidates should understand each question before they start solving the questions. They should not be in hurry to solve the questions. First understand the question and try the options. If you are confused then you can leave the question and move on to the next one. Candidates can attempt these type of questions first

  1. Cloze Test
  2. Fill in the blanks
  3. Spotting Errors
  4. Vocabulary based questions from Reading Comprehension.

While solving the questions, candidates should maintain accuracy in the examination. The prelim exam is only for qualifying purpose and marks obtained by candidates in prelim will not be used to call them for mains examination.

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