Tips and Strategies for IBPS PO Exam: Subject Preparation Tips and Exam Structure

Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts Common Written Examination for recruitment of Probationary Officers in Public Sector Banks. The examinations are conducted through online format at different centers across the country.  The questions paper includes 5 Sections comprising Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Computer Knowledge, and General Awareness with special reference to Banking. The total of 200 multiple choice questions are asked. Each section will have 40 questions with negative marking of .25 marks for each wrong answer.
We are providing Preparation Tips by the experts for the candidates appearing in IBPS PO Exam 2014 to be held tentatively held in October 2014.
The following picture give an idea about the main Focus area to tackle the respective sections-

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Quantitative Aptitude:
Through Quantitative Aptitude section, basic mathematical skills are tested. To crack this section, one should be comfortable with speedy calculation and approximation. Basic concept of every chapter along with practice is required to solve questions of this section speedily.  Important topics to be covered are Percentage, Profit and Loss; Average; Ratios; Time, Speed and Distance; Time and Work; Data Interpretation etc.

Reasoning :
To score well in Reasoning section, one should first understand the nature of questions asked. For this going through the previous year papers will help. Practice is of course one of the important aspects in mastering Reasoning section. In IBPS PO Exam, the questions from this section are from both Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning. Verbal Reasoning topics include- Analogy, Input-Output, Classification, Syllogism, Inferences etc.

English Language:
English Language section is one of the integral sections in IBPS PO Exam. To have a good command over this section, one has to brush up grammatical concepts and vocabulary power. Reading Comprehension is another part of English Language section. This section includes questions from Close Test, Antonyms, and Synonyms, Spotting the Error, Reading Comprehension etc.

General Awareness:
General Awareness is considered as the scoring section of the IBPS PO Exam Question Paper. Preparation of this section is relatively easy but must be done with proper strategy. One has to keep an eye on the latest happenings of the banking industry and economy. The topics to be covered are Banking System of India, Indian Economy, Money Market, Sport, Latest Awards and Honours, Personalities in News etc.

Computer Knowledge:
Nowadays everyone is aware of Computers. To score well in Computer Knowledge Section, one has to go through Important Computer Terminology, recent development in Computer field, Networking, Internet etc.
The candidates have to secure minimum passing marks in all the section to qualify the examination.