Bank Po Exam Preparation

In this article, the aspiring candidates who are looking to start their career in the banking sector will find out the effective ways for preparing for Bank PO exam. Every year there are around 2 million students who opt to give this Bank PO exam and start off with their career in a number of nationalized banks which is covered under either IBPS PO or SBI PO.

While the candidate is preparing for the Bank PO position it is very important for them to understand the important steps and stages that are included in the selection process. Generally there are two stages:

  • CWE (Common Written Examination)
  • Interview

CWE is covered into 2 phases namely:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination

When the candidate is able to clear the Prelim exam then only are allowed to appear for the Bank PO Main examination. Once, the CWE stage is through for a candidate then only the shortlisted candidates are called for the Interview which is supposed to be the last phase of the selection process.

This article will help the aspirant to prepare for Bank PO exam preparation as in here the candidates will find all the relevant information about the Subjects & Topics covering all the phases of CWE and also we advise the candidates with some helpful tips & suggestions, that comes in handy while preparing for the Bank PO Exam. The table below shows the subjects, their important information and a generic tip for attempting these sections.

Section Asked in No. of Questions Important Topics Tips
Reasoning Ability Prelims & Mains 35 in Prelims

60 in Mains *.



Logical Reasoning &

Coding- Decoding

As most of the questions asked in this section are general, so you should save time in solving this section and make reasoning a high scoring section.
Quantitative Aptitude Prelims & Mains 35 in Prelims

50 in Mains

DI, Number Series, Ratios, Average and Simplification The focus of the candidate should be on practicing different types and difficulty level questions.
English Language Prelims & Mains 30 in Prelims

40 in Mains

Cloze test and Reading Comprehension Good command over the language is important to score in this section.
Computer Awareness Mains 60 * in Mains Operating System, Computer Basics, Network Basics and Shortcuts This section is very generic and requires the student to be clear with the topics as this section is very less time consuming.
General Awareness Mains 50 in Mains Indian Economy, Marketing, Sports, Finance, Constitution, History of Banking and Banking Terms The candidate should focus on current affairs of last 6 months related to the Banking, Finance and Economic Sectors.

*- In Bank PO Main Examination Reasoning Ability And Computer Awareness both are combined to make one section that consist of 60 questions overall.

We recommend the candidates to focus on the entire syllabus but by devoting some extra time and effort on the important topics given in the table the chance of clearing the Bank PO Examinations will be improved. Apart from the important topics that are covered in Bank PO Exams this article will also present some general tips for the candidates that would be helpful during the preparation and also during the exam:

  • Use GK as a Weapon-

Keeping the focus on topics like Current events, banking awareness, political news, economic news and sports on daily bases for at least last 3 months will make your command over this section and help you in scoring marks for which this section is asked in the Bank PO Exam.

  • Time Management-

Time management during the either the preparation or in the exam is very important as the candidates will know how much time which is required to solve the paper and also they would be able to see which section is taking more time than expected and improve on the same.

  • Effective Planning-

While the candidate starts preparing for the Bank PO Examination they should plan the time and sequence of the subject in such a manner that important subjects like Quant and Reasoning are covered in the start as preparing for them require more time than other subjects.

  • Stay Up to Date-

Once the candidate decides to appear in the Bank PO exam he/she should start concentrating on everyday general knowledge topics as it gets inconvenient to find the appropriate general knowledge content afterwards.

  • Practicing & Revision-

The candidates should keep their focus on regular practicing and revision as the preparation time for Bank PO exam stretch up to 3 months and it is seen that candidates who are not revising or practicing during this phase suffer a lot of difficult near the exam time.

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