IBPS Clerk Preparation 2017: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the tentative calendar for Clerk Exam. According to the calendar, most probably the exam starts on December 2017. Lot of candidates are waiting for this opportunity to make an attempt once again, while some of them are going to attempt this IBPS Clerical exam for the first time. As the tentative dates have been announced, aspirants might have started preparing for this exam in advance. To guide those candidates in a right way and to put foundation for their success, here we have given some of the useful IBPS Clerk Preparation 2017 Tips. Read, follow and crack the exam. All the best!
|IBPS Clerk Preparation 2017 – Highlights|
|Exam Name||IBPS CWE Clerk VII Exam 2017||Exam Type||Objective|
|Information||IBPS Clerk 2017 Preparation Tips||Exam Category||Clerical|
|Exam Date||Prelims – 2, 3, 9 & 10 Dec 2017||Exam Phase||Prelims & Mains|
|Authority||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)||Official Site||www.ibps.in|
Time to Start IBPS Clerk Preparation 2017
The official notification for IBPS Clerk exam will be let out on September/ October 2017. After registration is over, next admit cards will be issued to eligible applicants. But candidates should remember that, the IBPS Clerk exam is of two phases. One is preliminary and the other one is main.
If you start your preparation from now itself, you will get 4 months time to study well for prelims exam. Because, the IBPS Clerk Exam is scheduled on December 2017. After declaring prelims result immediately the admit cards for main exam will be issued by IBPS. Anyhow, on January 2018 the main exam will be conducted. So you will get more than one month time to prepare for main exam.
|IBPS Clerk Exam||Dates|
|Preliminary Exam||2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th December 2017|
|Main Exam||21st January 2018|
Tips to Crack IBPS Clerk Exam 2017
Candidates having desire to succeed in upcoming IBPS Clerk Exam follow these simple guidelines and start your preparation from now itself. The tips are,
- Find the IBPS Clerk Prelims & Main Exam Pattern.
- Collect study materials like Syllabus and Previous Question papers.
- Prepare an IBPS Clerk Exam Study Chart.
- First allot time to study known sections and then unknown topics.
- But don’t leave any topics as uncovered, because for each section there is a separate cut-off.
- Note down the important hints
- Practice with Mock test and Model Question Papers to manage time, speed and accuracy in exam.
- Try to study the shortcuts in solving each question. For that, go to Coaching institutes or get advises from experts.
- Don’t focus on previous year IBPS Clerk cut-offs and set a goal for yourself to take marks above 90%.
- Sleep on time and be tension free.
- Don’t eat junk food and drink more water.
- Revise all the subjects that you have studied at least one day before exam.
- Penalty of 25 marks will be deducted for marking of incorrect answer in exam. So attend each question very carefully.
- To save time, first try to attend easier questions. Or to take more marks, begin your exam by answering easier mark scoring topics.
How much to Prepare for IBPS Clerk Exam 2017?
For IBPS Clerk Exam 2017, questions will be drafted in the following format only. So plan, how much you should study on each section.
English Language: Candidates having good English communication can score more marks in this section. To improve your vocabulary, read daily English newspapers, find out the meanings/ opposites, practice more verbal ability based questions, etc. Major topics from which more often questions will come are given below.
|Preliminary Exam||Main Exam|
|Reading Comprehension||10 questions||Sentence Fillers||5 to 10 questions|
|Cloze Test||5 questions||Errors||4 to 5 questions|
|Sentence Correction||5 questions||Reading Comprehension||15 to 17 questions|
|Spot the errors||5 questions||Para Jumbles||1 to 3 questions|
|Fill in the blanks||5 questions||Word Formation/ Odd one out||5 to 8 questions|
|Para Jumbles||5 questions||Paragraph Completion||2 to 4 questions|
Reasoning: Candidates will usually take more time to find answers for logical problems, calculations, etc. questions asked in this section. So be aware and solve questions with speed and accuracy. Some of the important topics are,
|Preliminary Exam||Main Exam|
|Seating arrangement||3 to 10 questions||Logical Reasoning||4 to 5 questions|
|Coding & Decoding||3 to 5 questions||Seating arrangements||15 and above questions|
|Mathematical Inequalities||2 to 5 questions||Coding & Decoding||4 to 5 questions|
|Blood relations||2 to 5 questions||Data Sufficiency||3 to 4 questions|
|Syllogism||2 to 5 questions||Puzzles||10 to 15 questions|
|Arrangement & Pattern||0 to 3 questions||Verbal Reasoning||2 to 3 questions|
|Scheduling||0 to 5 questions||Direction & Distance||10 to 15 questions|
|Direction & Distance||1 to 2 questions||Classification/ Analogy|
|Classification/ Analogy||0 to 2 questions||Series|
|Series||0 to 5 questions||Ordering & Ranking|
|Ordering & Ranking||1 to 2 questions||Analytic Decision making|
Numerical Ability/ Quantitative Aptitude: This section is also somewhat difficult, as like reasoning. To score marks in this section, candidates should have prepared well in concepts, formulas, properties, shortcuts tricks, etc. Otherwise you will waste too much time in this section. Major topics to be studied are,
|Prelims Exam||Main Exam|
|Data Interpretation||5 to 10 questions||Data Sufficiency||5 to 6 questions|
|Data Sufficiency||2 to 5 questions||Quadratic Equations||5 to 10 questions|
|Simplification||2 to 5 questions||Data Interpretation||10 to 12 questions|
|Mensuration||1 to 3 questions||Miscellaneous||10 to 15 questions|
|Profit & Loss||1 to 3 questions||Number Series||2 to 5 questions|
|Time & Work||1 to 3 questions||Simplification||15 to 20 questions|
|Ratio & Proportion||1 to 2 questions||Permutations & Combination and Probability|
|Percentage||1 to 2 questions||Algebra|
|Number Series||0 to 5 questions||Interest|
|Quadratic Equations||0 to 5 questions||Time & Work|
|Mixture Problems||1 to 2 questions||Time & Distance|
General Awareness and Computer Knowledge: To score marks in this section, be aware of current events, banking knowledge, basic computer usage, uses of computer, etc. Aspirants can expect equal number of questions for IBPS Clerk main examination from the topics tabulated below.
|General Awareness||Computer Knowledge|
Best Books to Prepare for IBPS Clerk Exam 2017
In order to score high mark in IBPS Clerk Exam 2017, aspirants are advised to at least buy and study the following books.
|IBPS Clerk Exam 2017 – Books/ Authors/ Publications|
Quantitative Aptitude/ Numerical Ability:
Aspirants may get the easier tips for IBPS Clerk Preparation 2017 from above section. To know more about this upcoming exam, refer the exam pattern, question papers and syllabus articles that we have updated in our website.