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Time management tips for IBPS PO Clerk Exam 2016

Time management tips for IBPS PO 2016 and clerk exams.IBPS has released notification for the recruitment of candidates to the post of probationary officers and large number of candidates has applied for it. Now all of them are searching for the written exam dates which will start in October 2016.

Candidates have time to prepare for the examination and from the last SBI PO examinations candidates have seen a typical type of problems and higher complexity in the written examination. The same can be the case with IBPS PO exam 2016 and candidates should be careful for this. Here are some of the details which candidates need to know and they have to manage the time efficiently in the examination which is the key to success. First prelim exam will be conducted which will be for 100 marks and time management will be important. Candidates should allocate specific time for each section in the exam and within the defined time period they should try to solve the questions. Candidates will have to pass prelim test first in order to get selected for the mains examination. The exam will be difficult in nature and so  time management is very important. It is also important for the fact that passing in each section is required.

Time management tips for IBPS PO and clerk prelim exam

Candidates should know that there will be 3 sections in the written examination and passing in each of the sections is required. First prelim test will be conducted for 100 marks which is given as under.

  1. General English for 30 marks
  2. Aptitude test for 35 marks
  3. General reasoning test for 35 marks

Time management required for 3 sections are as under:

  • General English- 15 minutes
  • Numerical aptitude test for 25 minutes
  • Reasoning test for 20 minutes

Candidates should try to finish the individual tests in the given time period and limit only.  Candidates should keep in mind that they can switch to any section at any time and to any question. They can choose among 100 available questions at any time and they can solve it. They should not put more time at any question.

Time management tips for IBPS PO /Clerk Mains exam

Those who will qualify the prelim will be shortlisted for mains exam. This is required to know that mains exam will consist of 200 questions and 5 sections will be there. Passing in each section is necessary and prior to appearing in the online exam, candidates should work on time management. They should give a time slot according to their convenience for each of the sections and they should follow it while solving questions in the exam. One of the convenient time slot in the exam which can be followed is given below and candidates can follow it.

  1. General English time- 20 minutes
  2. General Reasoning time- 40-45 minutes
  3. General Aptitude test- 40-45 minutes
  4. General awareness test- 10 minutes
  5. Computer awareness test- 10 minutes

Total time allowed for the exam will be 2 hours (120 minutes) and candidates should follow the time management to prepare well for the examination. Candidates should also know that how much maximum time they should give to a particular type of questions which are given below.

Reasoning section:

  • Inequality – 4 minutes
  • Coding-decoding – 4 minutes
  • Blood Relation, Direction, Ranking & arrangement – There can be 3-4 questions from these topics which can be attempted within 4 minutes.
  • Seating arrangement, puzzle – These questions should be attempted at the end after attempting half of the section.

Numerical aptitude section:

  • Number series – 3 minutes
  • Simplification – 3 minutes
  • Quadratic equations – 4 minutes
  • For rest of the questions, candidates should manage their time based on the questions which they know. they should try to attempt 25-30 questions in time frame of 45 minutes

English section:

  • Error detection – 3 minutes
  • Sentence improvement – 2 minutes
  • Cloze test – 3 minutes
  • Passages: These can be approached by attempting the synonyms antonyms questions first.
  • For rest of the section, candidates should mage the time based on the type of questions which they know.

Candidates should also follow some general tips for the examination which will help them during both prelim and mains exam

  1. They should not put more time on any question. For example, if they have allocated 10 minutes for the reasoning circular arrangement based questions, and if they cannot solve it within 8-10 minutes they should leave the question and move on to the next question
  2. In similar way if they cannot solve a statement based question within 4-5 minutes which is maximum upper time, they should leave the question and move to the next question
  3. Candidates are free to choose any question at any time and so they should try to attempt those questions first which they know well and they have practiced well before the exam
  4. Candidates should try to maintain accuracy in the exam and if they are not sure of any answer or doubtful they should not mark the answer and move on to the next question
  5. For each section in the exam, prior time managed is required and they can follow one convenient schedule given above

Good luck

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