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Tips to crack Bank Exams

India is a vast populous country with talented graduates who get into IT industry where few prudent folks look out for government examinations. They all tend to move to a dignified job and one such prodigious exam is being conducted by IBPS. It recruits Clerk, Probationary officers and Specialist Officers to various Public Sector Banks.

Primarily, all bank exams have preliminary exam and mains exam. Preliminary exam consists of 100 objective type questions to be attempted in 60 minutes and it has three sections.

Logical Reasoning

Marks to be scored: 27+

This part is the most scoring part in the Preliminary exam. Examination if you have a regular practice in this section.

Important topics to focus on logical reasoning:

Syllogism, Seating Arrangement, Puzzle Test, Coding-Decoding, Mathematical operations/inequalities, Blood Relation, and Number Ranking

You have given 20 minutes for logical reasoning. If you can maintain accuracy and have the confidence to score more than 27 mark, then it is a good score. The main objective is to attend the easy questions first and score more marks that are needed to clear the prelims.

Most students have a hard time skipping questions as they are attached to specific topics. If one attends a hard puzzle, he not only loses time but also marks that could have been obtained in other topics. keep in mind  each question carries the same mark, so it doesn’t matter if you attend hard or easy question, try to attend more questions with higher accuracy.

Quantitative Aptitude

Smart way to score 25+

When it comes to Aptitude the scoring parts depend heavily on basic maths. The scoring topics in this are

Simplification or approximation, Quadratic Equation, Missing/wrong number, Data Interpretation – Table, PI, Ages, Time and distance, Time and work

The best way to score in this section is to practice basic simplification as it is the basis for the first four topics in the above list. As always, the smart way to score 25+ marks in aptitude is to be skipping hard question which takes more time.

General English

Best way to face your mortal enemy

This might be a piece of very old advice, in order to improve in this section, you must read editorials and business news. This will improve your vocabulary drastically and makes it easy for you to attend reading comprehension. Error spotting is another hard topic in this section.

There are several Grammar Rules for each part of speech, these are essential to score well in error spotting. The key is to practice the applications of the rules as soon as you learn them, this will enable you to find the error in a sentence with just a view.

Cloze test and double fillers are one of the easiest parts in English. One can easily solve this just by following the editorial and the grammar rules.

Jumbled sentences are another hard part in English, it is hard because one might get stuck in the middle sentence and waste a lot of time here. Hence it is advised to attend the jumbled sentences at the last.

Cloze test, Double fillers, Reading Comprehension, Error spotting, and Jumbled sentences

The only way to win your mortal enemy is to make him your friend.

General Awareness

Best way to Score 35+ Marks

This section plays a vital role in the mains exam. General awareness section generally consists of the last 6 to 7 months (from the date of mains exam) current affairs.

This section particularly the last 4 months is very important and it has the Weightage of 50% of this section mark.

General awareness section also includes some basic banking knowledge questions which have come in current affairs and also it has static GK (such as national parks, rivers and dams, country capitals and its currency which also comes in current affairs, national festivals, important schemes that have recently launched by the govt)

Moreover, you should revise the current affairs regularly and try to attempt many quizzes.

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