IBPS PO Preparation 2017 – How to Crack IBPS PO 2017 Tips and Reference Books

IBPS PO Preparation 2017: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is going to conduct this year’s Common Written Exam (CWE) for Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee (PO/ MT) posts very soon. CWE of PO/ MT is splitted into prelims and mains exam. It should be rememberable that, aspirants qualifying the preliminary IBPS PO exam with good marks shall only be invited for the main examination. Finally there will be interview for aspirants who are performing well in main exam. As said “First impression is the best impression”, try to crack from the first phase of selection itself i.e. prelims. Only then you can succeed till last. Just go through the following paragraphs to know about the easier  tips for IBPS PO 2017 Preparation.

IBPS PO Preparation 2017 – Highlights
Exam Name IBPS CWE PO/ MT VII Exam 2017 Exam Type Objective
Information IBPS PO Preparation 2017 Exam Category  Manager
Exam Date Oct/ Nov 2017 (tentative) Exam Phase Prelims, Mains
Authority Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) Official Site www.ibps.in

When to Start and how to Prepare for IBPS PO Exam 2017

Online registration for this IBPS PO Exam 2017 ends on 26th of August. After that, for some of the minority and SC/ ST communities the participating organizations (20 banks) has decided to impart pre-exam training. So appliers will get more than one month time to prepare for the exam, because prelims will be conducted on October only.

In case of main exam also, candidates will get almost one month time i.e. only after publication of prelims result, on last week of November 2017 the main exam has been planned to be conducted.

These are the times which candidates have to utilize fully with self confidence and hardwork, to crack in IBPS PO Exam 2017. On January/ February 2017, interview for PO posts will be conducted. Only aspirants cracking in CWE of PO will be permitted to participate in interview.

Click here for IBPS PO 2017 Notification

How to Crack IBPS PO Preparation 2017 – Tips:

Some of the useful tips to crack in IBPS PO Exam 2017 are listed below. Follow these guidelines. Definitely success will be yours.

  • Find the IBPS PO Prelims & Mains Exam Pattern.
  • Separate the sections which you know and don’t know.
  • Prepare an IBPS PO Exam Study Chart by allotting special time for each section (especially unknown).
  • Collect study materials like Syllabus, Previous question papers.
  • Each section has a separate cut-off, so concentrate on all exam topics equally.
  • Note down the important hints to remember it whenever necessary.
  • The time allotted for IBPS PO prelims/ main exam is very less compared to the number of questions. So do proper practice, to manage your time in exam.
  • Practice with Mock Test and Model Question Papers to manage speed and accuracy.
  • If necessary go to Coaching Institutes or get advises from experts, to find answers for questions in short tricks.
  • Remember: 0.25 penalties are applicable for each incorrect answer that you mark.
  • Keep an intention to score above 90% marks and don’t focus on previous year IBPS PO Exam cut-offs.
  • Eat only healthy food and maintain diet.
  • Sleep on time and be tension free.
  • Revise all the subjects you have studied atleast one day before exam.

What to Prepare for IBPS PO Exam 2017?

The topics from which questions will be drafted for IBPS PO Exam 2017 and the number of questions that will be asked for each exam are tabulated below. This is the exact pattern that is released by IBPS.

Prelims (100 marks) – 60 minutes Mains (200 marks) – 140 minutes
  • English Language (30 questions)
  • Quantitative Aptitude (35 questions)
  • Reasoning Ability (35 questions)
  • Reasoning (50 questions)
  • English Language (40 questions)
  • Quantitative Aptitude (50 questions)
  • General Awareness – especially banking (40 questions)
  • Computer Knowledge (20 questions)

The exam questions will be in three different categories i.e. Easy, Medium difficulty and Hard types. For making the preparation of IBPS PO exam easier one, we have listed some of the major areas from which mostly questions will be drafted for each section on below table.

Reasoning Section:

Category No. of Questions
Arrangements 10 – 15 Questions
Syllogisms 5 – 10 Questions
Visual Reasoning 5 – 10 Questions
Data Sufficiency 5 – 10 Questions
Sequence 5 – 10 Questions
Critical Reasoning 5 – 10 Questions
Complete the Series 5 Questions

Quantitative Aptitude:

Category No. of Questions
Data Interpretation 15 – 20 Questions
Calculation Techniques/ Approximations 10 – 15 Questions
Maths 5 – 10 Questions
Data Sufficiency/ Quantitative Comparison 5 Questions
Complete the series 5 Questions

English Section:

Category No. of Questions
Reading Comprehension 10 – 15 questions
Close Passages 10 questions
Sentence Correction 5 – 10 questions
Errors in Usage 5 – 10 questions
Vocabulary 5 questions
Fill in the blanks 5 questions
Jumbled Sentences 5 questions
Paragraph Completion 5 questions

General Awareness and Computer Knowledge:

From all these following fields, aspirants can expect equal number of questions for IBPS PO main examination.

General Awareness Computer Knowledge
  • Banking Awareness
  • RBI
  • Indian Constitution
  • Budget and Taxes
  • Government Schemes
  • Countries & their Currencies
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Law & Politics
  • Agriculture
  • Indian History & Geography
  • Sports
  • Awards & Honours
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Desktop applications & Windows
  •  MS Office Applications
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Internet & Networking Terminology
  • Operating System

Click here for IBPS PO 2017 Syllabus

Best IBPS PO Books for IBPS PO Preparation 2017

Do you want to gain in-depth knowledge in each exam topics of IBPS PO 2017? Then buy these books through online shopping portals. All the best for your exam!

IBPS PO Exam – Books/ Authors/ Publications

  • Modern Approach to verbal & Non-verbal Reasoning Revised Edition – RS Agarwal
  • New Approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non-verbal 2nd Edition – Indu Sijwali & B.S. Sijwali
  • Comprehensive Guide to IBPS – CWE Bank PO 3rd Edition – Disha Publications

Quantitative Analysis:

  • R.S. Aggarwal written books
  • Complete Success Package: Bank PO Recruitment Examination 7 – Arihant Publications
  • Quicker Mathematics – Tyra and Kundan

Computer Knowledge:

  • Objective Computer Knowledge & Literacy – Kiran Publication
  • Computer Awareness 7th Edition – Arihant Publication

English & General Awareness:

  •  Essential English Grammer – Murphy
  • Target IBPS CWE Bank PO/ MT Exam Practice Workbook with CD 3rd Edition – Disha Publication
  • Guide to Banking General Awareness & banking Aptitude Test – R. Gupta
  • Objective English for competitive exams 5th Edition – Mc Graw Hill Education (Hari Mohan Prasad, Uma Rani Sinha)
  • Objective General Knowledge – by Lucent
Reference Links
Official Site www.ibps.in

Aspirants may get the easier IBPS PO Preparation 2017 tips 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.

Updated: 2017-07-28 — 11:16 am

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