Most of us plan for bank jobs once we complete our graduation. For bank jobs, clearing the bank exam is necessary. IBPS PO is the most sought after bank position and a rush of candidates participates in this examination leading to a tough competition.
As it is a tough competition, you can clear the exam only if you are determined and focused. Plan one-year preparation, make a timetable for every day and make sure to follow it. Everyday minimum of 3 hours dedicated study is necessary apart from daily mock tests.
Success does not depend on cramming; you should be perfect with your concepts. Work smart rather than hard, this will bring you more success.
Tips that you can add to your daily schedule:
- Find good websites that provide you online mock test series.
- Give online mock tests daily.
- Take mock tests as the actual exam.
- Solve previous year question papers.
- Analyze your performance in online mock tests.
- Understand your strengths and weaknesses.
- Improve your mistakes, and do not repeat them.
- Analyze your strengths and be good at them.
- Read newspaper daily
- Stay away from negative environment and gossipmongers.
- Develop good question-solving speed with accuracy.
- Practice as much as possible.
- Do not give more time than required to particular sections.
Tips for how you can plan your year for IBPS PO preparation:
- Read previous 6 months GK.
- Subscribe to editions like “Pratiyogita Darpan”, Banking Services Chronicle”, “Business Today” “Soul of Banking Awareness”, “Banking Drive” etc.
- Read the newspaper every day.
- Read “The Hindu”, “The Times of India”, “The Telegraph” etc.
- Watch news every day, this will give you a clear perspective of everything happening around the world. You can watch The Times Now, NDTV, Zee News etc.
- When you read the news, focus on financial news especially related to the banking sector.
- You need to develop speed with accuracy.
- Never make a habit of solving a problem by writing the entire equation, as this approach is time-consuming and you might end up wasting time and not finishing the exam.
- Start from scratch, every topic every day. At the end of the day, you should be perfect on the particular topic.
- Give 2-3 hours every day to this section only.
- Know the shortcuts to calculations; this would improve your speed giving you more time for other sections.
- Make a separate notebook to speculate how much you practice every day.
- Make a chart for formulae, table and hang it in your room, make sure you memorize it every day. Everything should be on your tips.
- Make voice recordings of formulae and listen to it every day. It will help you retain a for longer duration.
- Do not run from practice. Practice as much as you can, because practice makes a man perfect.
- Learn basic grammar rules from BBC, NCERT books.
- Vocabulary plays a crucial role. Develop good vocabulary skills. “Word Power Made Easy” by Norman Lewis will help you develop a good skill to derive the meaning of the word from the word itself.
- Divide each topic in chunks, master each chunk each day.
- Read newspaper daily. “The Hindu” and “The Times of India” are best editions.
- Play word games online.
- Use memory tricks to memories. Practice vocabulary tests.
- Check your performance in reading comprehension every day. Improve daily.
- Read various articles, books, blogs, websites, newspapers etc. of various topics and varying lengths.
- Give time to this section.
- Mark an answer only when you are sure
- Focus more on syllogism, data sufficiency, inequalities; machine input-output, Blood relations, direction tests and age-based problems.
- Remember it is the easiest section, if you are perfect at it, this section can help you score well. Do not take this section lightly.
- Give 1-2 hours to this section every day. However, if you are a familiar with this section, daily 1 hour will do you equally well.
- Have/develop the basic knowledge of computers.
- Be clear with your computer concepts.
- Subscribe to the “Computer Digest”.
- Solve computer quizzes daily.
- Books from Arihant and Kiran publication will help you in a great deal.
Remember you are not alone in the race, so put your best foot forward. Do not let negativity affect you in any way. Stay confident and focused with determination and hard work, you will be able to crack this competitive bank exam. Byju’s helps aspiring candidates with guidance, along with tips and strategies to clear this exam with ease.
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