Crack IBPS By Studying 20 Hours A Week

Yes, why not. Cracking IBPS is not about studying 20 hours every day but cracking IBPS bank exams is all about positive attitude, positive strategy and practice as much as you can. Cracking IBPS is more about smart work than hard work. Rest assured if you study 20 hours a week for next 20-25 weeks, you are good to go.

Here are few smart work tips you can use for IBPS preparation:

  • Video lessons: most people see YouTube as a waste of time, but here we will tell you how you how you can use it as a boon for each section of bank exams.

For general/ banking awareness:

Study IQ education (India’s biggest educational channel)

GK & Current Affairs for All government exams

The Hindu Editorial Analysis

Banking/ Financial awareness for IBPS PO, SBI PO, Clerk (Bank PO)

Quantitative Aptitude:

Maths/Quantitative Aptitude Shortcuts and tricks for SSC CGL IBPS PO SBI CLAT IHM UPSC

  • Mock Tests: Everyday mock tests are necessary. Time mock tests help you perform in pressure. Focus more on the areas where you are wrong in your mock tests. Mock tests give you a clear picture of your concepts. Understand your strengths and weaknesses. Get a hold on the areas you are strong in, and make them perfect.

Monday: Online mock test + Quantitative Aptitude

Tuesday: Online mock test + Reasoning and GK

Wednesday: Online mock test + English and computers

 Thursday: Online test + evaluate performance + detect weaker areas and work on them

Friday: work on sections you scored less

 Saturday: work on sections you scored less

Sunday: at least three Mock tests

  • Important topics that should have your mains focus.

Quantitative Aptitude:

Numbers: basic Number Systems, Simplification, HCF and LCM, Number Series

Arithmetic:  Averages and allegations, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Profit and Loss

Modern math: Permutations and Combination, Probability

Geometry: Mensuration

Quadratic Equations: quadratic equations to compare the magnitudes of x & y

DI: Data sufficiency and Data Interpretation


Analytical Reasoning:  Linear arrangements, selection, circular arrangements, matching etc

Syllogism: logic questions with statements and conclusions

Logical Inequalities: different inequality relations

Blood relations: family tree and relations questions

Miscellaneous: questions dedicated to Direction sense, Critical reasoning, Input-output

Coding-Decoding: words/ phrases provided, you need to identify the matching codes.


Reading comprehension: Reading newspapers will develop your professional skills.

Grammar: Read books and newspaper which are the best way to improve one’s English.  

Vocabulary: Target on the root of words, this develops in deriving the meaning of the word.

Remember practice hard, but study smart. Give 25% of your time in studying and 75% of your time in practice daily. Practice makes a man perfect. For any assistance, Byju’s counselors are here to guide you.