Time Management Tips For IBPS Clerk Prelims

In most of the competitive exams the biggest hurdle that students fail to cross is the time limit given pressure that makes the students nervous and their performance is affected. So here we provide with the trick to help the students manage their time and Ace in their exams.

In IBPS Clerk Prelims exams, in total there are 100 questions divided topic wise as listed below:

Subject Questions Marks Time
Reasoning 35 35 Composite Time
of 1 Hour
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
English Language 30 30
Total 100 100

To answer these questions students are provided with 60 minutes, out of which if we take 10 minutes out for reading the question we are left with just 50 minutes for answering the 100 question, practically 30 seconds for each question. But attempting each question with the correct answer is not possible and therefore attempting all the questions shouldn’t be the aim for the candidate.

As there is no time limits section wise, therefore the time can be allocated as per the candidate’s preference. Students must remember that every wrong answer is with a negative marking of 0.25 marks, so the whole point of the exam is to smartly utilize the time given to the answers that the students are sure of solving it correctly.

The best way to manage time in exam is by following this few simple steps.

1. The first section you should start with is English Language.

a. Start with Fill in the blanks and Cloze test.

b. Para-Jumble are easy and scoring, So they can be attempted as well

c. Spotting Error is a bit time consuming if you are not good with it, it can be left for the last to be reviewed.

d. For Comprehension part, first try to find the 50% of question which can be answered without reading the passage.

e. Vocabulary based questions like synonyms and antonyms of the bold words can be done without reading passage.

f. After that give a quick read to a passage, if you get the passage, Good. If not, don’t worry move on.

g. Don’t waste more than 12 minutes.

2. The second section that can be attempted is Quantitative Aptitude.

a. In this section the moment you look at the question, by your own practice make out which one you can solve.

b. Take the question that you can solve and without wasting time start with it.

c. Do not emotionally attach yourself with a question, if you are not able to solve a question leave it and move on, because solving one hard question will fetch you the same marks as an easy one.

d. Forget the problems that you have dropped, there is no point stressing over it and wasting time, of other questions.

e. Do not guess in the questions of Quant’s.

f. Don’t waste more than 18 minutes.

3. The third part that is Reasoning needs a relaxed mind.

a. After solving English language and Quantitative Aptitude, The brain is completely charged up for mixture of both, which is Reasoning.

b. It is a time consuming section and 20 minutes are to be given to this section.

c. Start solving the questions which are small and logical, like blood relation, coding decoding.

d. Then start with Sitting arrangement and other complicated problems.

After completing with this entire if you are left with some time, then try and attempt the dropped question of quant’s, then reasoning and at last English.

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