IBPS Preparation Tips 2017 and Books for PO, Clerk, RRB and SO CWE Exams

IBPS Preparation 2017: IBPS bank exams are the most familiar bank exams in India and also it turned to be one of the most toughest exam nowadays. IBPS exams are being conducted for Probationary Officer, Clerk, Regional Rural Banks and Specialist Officer posts. Are you a fresher and need guidance about how to prepare for IBPS exams? Or, are you the one who is losing employment opportunities in 1 or 2 cut-off mark differences at IBPS exams? If so, then you are on the right place to know information about how to crack in IBPS exams. The preparation tips and details of best IBPS Preparation 2017 Guide to be studied for IBPS bank exams are given on below section. Follow these simple guidelines to footprint your success in upcoming IBPS exams. All the Best!

Exams Preparation Guide Preparation Books
IBPS PO 2017 Click here Click here
IBPS Clerk 2017 Click here Click here
IBPS RRB PO 2017 Click here Click here
IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2017 Click here Click here
IBPS SO 2017 Click here Click here

When to Prepare for IBPS Exams?

After submitting applications for IBPS exams, applicants must start IBPS Preparation 2017 from their sole heart for facing any sort of questions in those competitive tests. Only that paves way for making your career oriented goal of becoming a bank employee, into a real one. There is no separate time or day to prepare for IBPS bank exams. Whenever you have time, make use of it.

IBPS PO Exam: The official notification for IBPS PO exam was released on 6th July 2017. After completion of registration in August month, the prelims exam starts on first week of October 2017. After that, the main examination is scheduled on 26th November 2017. So within this timespan, candidates have to work hard for their success.

IBPS Clerk Exam: On September/ October 2017, the official notification for IBPS Clerk exam will be released by institute. Upto October 2017, interested aspirant’s applications will be accepted by IBPS. Then applied candidates have to start their preparation for prelims exam scheduled on December 2017. After publishing prelims result, on 21st January 2018 the main exam will be conducted.

IBPS SO Exam: On November 2017, the registration for IBPS SO exam will over. Those who had registered for this test must start their preparation immediately, because the prelims exam is scheduled on end of December 2017. After that, candidates have to prepare for main exam scheduled on end of January 2018.

IBPS RRB Exam: After release of official notification on July 2017, the prelims exam for RRB posts will be conducted on September 2017 and mains on 5th November 2017. This small gap is enough for enthusiastic candidates to pave the way for success through sincere preparation.

IBPS Guide to Crack Upcoming PO, Clerk, SO & RRB Exams

By seeing the time between prelims (after registration) and main IBPS exams of PO/ SO/ RRB/ Clerk, approximately there is one month gap for each exam. So, atleast utilize this one month time as much as possible. Here we have listed few of the important tips that candidates have to keep in mind to crack in IBPS Exams. Remember these things and schedule your planning.

  1. First of all, aspirants who are going to apply or applied for upcoming IBPS exams like PO/ SO/ RRB/ SO must have an idea about the structure of examination. To know about those details refer the IBPS Exam Pattern 2017 article that we have already published in our website.
  1. By looking the pattern itself you will get an idea about which all sections you know well or which all sections you don’t have proper knowledge. Review the known topics first thoroughly and then concentrate on weak section.
  • Identify the well known and unknown topics
  1. Depending upon exam, the questions asked for each topic and marks allotted for each topic will vary. So keep that in mind and prepare a chart for your studies by allotting special time for each section (especially the unknown topics).
  • Prepare an IBPS exam study plan
  1. Without proper exam study materials, aspirants cannot effectively prepare for IBPS exams. So search in internet sites and collect it. For your convenience we have provided the IBPS Syllabus 2017 details (for PO/ SO/ RRB/ Clerk) in this link. Interested candidates refer it.
  • Collect exam study materials
  1. IBPS will fix sectional as well as overall cut-offs for prelims as well as main/ single level exams. If you fail to score that minimum cut-off mark in any one section, then you will not be considered for interview or provisional allotment. So keep that in mind and do your preparation.
  • Concentrate on all exam topics equally
  1. If you refer the exam pattern of IBPS exams like PO/ Clerk/ SO/ RRB, one thing you can understand is: the number of questions that should be answered by each contestant is more than the time allotted for each exam. Yes even you won’t get 1 minute time to finish all questions. So as much you practice before exam, you can save your time and attend more questions.
  • Proper Time Management
  1. Easier ways to manage speed and accuracy in IBPS exams are practicing using mock test and previous as well as model question papers. By doing so, candidates will be more confident at the time of exam.
  1. Candidates who feel that their preparation itself is not enough to win in IBPS exams can join coaching centres. Or else, ask ideas from professionals of banking exams. This will help aspirants to approach the questions more easier or in short tricks.
  • Join Coaching Institutes/ Get Expert Advices
  1. In PO/ SO/ Clerical/ RRB IBPS exams, negative marks are applicable for marking of wrong answers. Yes, for each incorrect answer about 0.25 mark will be deducted. So keep that in mind and attend the questions that you know very well.
  • Know about Penalties for incorrect answer
  1. Don’t focus on previous year’s IBPS cut-offs. May be for reference you can see that. But always the IBPS exam questions will be more tougher than expected. So keep an intention of taking at least 90% and above marks in IBPS exams. Only that will give you success.
  • Be Advanced & don’t focus on previous year IBPS cut-offs
  1. While preparing for IBPS exams, try to avoid in taking of junk foods. It will make aspirants to prepare too slow for exam and so you cannot act as per your plan. So drink more water and eat only healthy food.
  • Maintain Proper Diet
  1. Another major thing is: don’t divert your mind in love or family problems, etc. That will make you feel restless. Keep your mind calm and sleep on time.
  • Be Tension free
  1. At least one or two days before IBPS exams, revise the subjects that you have studied or practiced. Also it is better if you note down the important hints in a paper and revise it before exam. So you will not get confused or forget the tricks that should be used in each complex question.
  • Revise the subjects and make notes

Best Books for IBPS Preparation 2017

Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, English Language, General Awareness, Computer Knowledge and Professional Knowledge are the topics from which more often questions will be drafted for IBPS Common Written Exams.

Candidates having desire to secure a career in banking industry through IBPS exams must have regular reading habit. For example, newspaper, magazines, business books, bank books, etc. Do you want to know about the best books to prepare for IBPS bank exams? Then here is the list,

IBPS PO/ SO/ RRB/ Clerk Exams – Books/ Publications/ Authors

  • 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
  •  Magical Book on Quicker Maths – M. Tyra

Computer Knowledge:

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

English & General Awareness:

  • Essential English Grammar – 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 examinations – Hari Prasad & Uma Sinha

General Knowledge:

  • Objective General Knowledge & Current Affairs – Disha Publications
  • General Knowledge Encyclopedia Publisher – Prabhat Prakashan
  • Manorama Yearbook 2015 50th Edition –  Mammen Mathew

Others (books published/ written by):

  • Disha Experts
  • Arihant Experts
  •  Amar Jyoti
  •   IBPS SO Exam: Complete Book by Chandresh Agarwal/ Priyanka Prakashan
  • Unique Research Academy
  • Sangram Keshari Rout & Soumya Ranjan Behera, etc.

Aspirants can buy these IBPS bank exam books through online shopping portals like Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal and EBay. After exams, prepare yourself to face the interview round of selection. For the convenience of aspirants we published several individual articles related IBPS Preparation for upcoming PO, Clerk, SO and RRB exams. Aspirants may refer to it for information.

Reference Links
IBPS Preparation Guide 2017 Official Site – Click here
Updated: 2017-08-08 — 11:47 am

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