# IBPS PO Exam Question Paper Analysis & Preparation Strategy for Quantitative Aptitude

Institute of Banking Personal Selection (IBPS) conducts Common Written Examination (CWE) for the recruitment of Probationary Officers in different Public Sector banks and financial institutions.

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The exam is conducted online at different centers across the country. The written exam consists of following five sections that contain a total of 200 marks: Read Exam Pattern

Quantitative Aptitude is one of the important sections that comprises of 50 questions carrying 50 marks.

Find Below the Breakup of Questions asked in Quantitative Aptitude Section:  IBPS PO Question Paper Analysis and Preparation Strategy (Quantitative Aptitude):

• Calculating Faster is key to save Time: Faster calculation is a must for all sections of Quantitative Aptitude. Develop techniques to calculate faster. This involves Daily calculation Practice, Developing Faster calculation techniques, Applying Vedic Methods wherever necessary will be helpful.
• Make Arithmetic Basics Right: The basics of arithmetic viz. Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Averages are applied to solve questions of Quantitative Aptitude. Candidates are advised to learn short-cut techniques for such topics to save time.
• Data Interpretation is a Must: Data Interpretation is an integral part of IBPS PO Exam and 20 questions are asked from this section. A careful analysis reveals that questions have been framed from Data Table, Bar Graph, Pie Graph and Line Graphs. Even one should practice with questions from the mixed Graph. In order to excel in DI, one needs to be good at Arithmetic basics- Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Averages as the concept from these topics are applied to solve questions based on Data Interpretation.
• Figure out Important/Unimportant Topics: Go through the analysis and list out important and un important topics. If you have less amount of time for preparation, leaving un important topics will be helpful. It is better not to devote time for Permutation & Combination, Probability, Area & Volume, Calendar, Clocks, Races, Relative Speed Based Questions- Boats & Stream, Escalator, Races, Trains etc.

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