How to crack IBPS PO Prelims 2017 in 15 Days

IBPS PO Prelims is just 15 days away from now. We strongly hope that you all have been preparing very hard to crack the examination, but apart from the long term preparation, one needs some preparation to be done in the last 15 days prior to the target examination. Here, in this article, we will provide you with some important tips that will boost up your preparation that has been done till now.

Our tips and guidance will help you to brush up the preparation as well as to know that correct pattern of the examination with reference to previous years' marking scheme of topics and sections in order to ace the IBPS PO Examination 2017.

Important Tips to Remember 15 Days Before the Examination

• First and foremost point to remember is the total vacancies this year have been reduced by less than half as compared to last year (Tentatively). Also, the exam pattern of IBPS PO has been aligned with that of SBI PO.
• This is a clear indication of a high level of the exam this year.
• But no need to worry, if you had appeared for SBI PO Prelims this year, you already have a practice of the type of questions that you can expect in this exam. If not, we’ll help you figure it out in this article.

Let's discuss the section wise analysis for IBPS PO Exam in comparison to SBI PO Prelims 2017-

1. Quantitative Aptitude

• This section would be comprising of total 35 questions.
• Let us have a quick look at the topics that were asked from the Quantitative Aptitude Section in SBI PO Prelims this year and IBPS PO Prelims last year for a clear overview and understanding

 Name of the topic IBPS PO Prelims (2016) SBI PO Prelims (2017) Number Series 5 Questions 5 Questions Quadratic Equations 5 Questions 5 Questions Approximation 5 Questions 5 Questions Data Interpretation 10 Questions 10 Questions Miscellaneous questions 10 Questions 10 Questions

• You can expect questions with similar weightage in this year’s IBPS PO Prelims exam as well.
• Prepare yourself for calculative Data Interpretation sets as well as the included miscellaneous problems.

2. Reasoning Ability
• This section would be comprising of total 35 questions and will carry 35 marks in total
• By comparing last year's IBPS PO and this year's SBI PO, you will be able to figure out the type and weight-age of questions that you can expect this year.

 Name of the topic IBPS PO Prelims (2016) SBI PO Prelims (2017) Seating Arrangement & Puzzles 15 Questions 23 Questions Inequality 5 Questions 5 Questions Syllogism 5 Questions 0 Miscellaneous 10 Questions 7 Questions

You can expect an abundance of questions from Puzzles and Arrangement section (Moderate to Difficult).

3. English Language
• This section would be comprising of total 30 questions, each question carrying 1 mark
• Check out the topic wise questions from the IBPS PO last year's and SBI PO's this year's comparison list below

 Name of the topic IBPS PO Prelims (2016) SBI PO Prelims (2017) Reading Comprehension 8 Questions 10 Questions Cloze Test 7 Questions 10 Questions Spotting Errors 10 Questions 0 Para jumbles 5 Questions 0 Sentence Improvement 0 10 Questions

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Study Plan for Last 15 Days

Now, that you have an idea of the questions from last year's IBPS PO Prelims and this year's SBI PO exam, we can now move to the final and the most important tips for the preparation of IBPS PO Prelims 2017 in the last 15 days.

You can divide the last 15 days before the IBPS PO Prelims 2017 in the following efficient way-

 Day 1, 2 & 3 Revise all the tables, squares up to at least 25 to strengthen the basic calculations. Go through the basic grammar rules and practice all the questions on them simultaneously. Check out the study notes of different topics of all three sections to understand the basic/ shortcut approach to solve the questions on them. Attempt quizzes on a daily basis. Attempt at least 1 mock test per day to keep up your practice After attempting, do analyse your performance in the test and identify which topics you are not able to score at

 4th, 5th and 6th day Stay with the practice of the previous 3 days preparation and keep it in synchronization with the rest of the days. Focus more on practice rather than just concept learning during these days. Spend at least 2 hours on each section daily. Spend another 2 hours on the practice of mock tests. Make use of timer while solving questions to improve your speed, and try to complete each one on time

 Last Week [7th to 15th Day] Make a list of the topics that you were not able to score at and attempt them after other topics. Attempt at least 2 mock tests per day. [One will also work] Spend at least 1 hour on editorials and keep revising the new words every time that you learn. Decide the time frame that you are going to spend on a particular section beforehand and make sure that you spend the same time on it during the mock test.

The way in which you utilize your last 15 days decides a lot of things for your IBPS PO 2017 examination score card. Judicious and wise use of time during these 15 days can decide your future. Try to focus more and devote at least 8 hours on a daily basis for preparation, if you seriously want to crack IBPS PO Prelims 2017 and make yourself proud.

All the Best!

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