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# IBPS PO 2020 Preparation Strategy

Updated on 23 June 2020
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Updated on 23 June 2020

Ibps PO is one of the most awaited exams for banking personnel selection. Every year millions of aspirants are waiting for Ibps notification, recently Ibps declared 2020-21 examination calendar. In this article, we will discuss Ibps PO Syllabus, Ibps Exam pattern, & daily study plan. It is also important that candidates focus on improving time and questioning abilities, while not denying the fact that completing the IBPS PO syllabus with maximum efficiency is crucial. Otherwise, you lose marks because you can't finish the whole paper on time or make stupid errors.

CONTENT

IBPS PO Syllabus             Exam Pattern          Preparation Strategy

Books

## IBPS PO Syllabus

Aspiring candidates must Start their preparation for Ibps PO the first things they should be well versed with the syllabus. It is important to understand your syllabus and your expertise on those topics and where you are lagging off. If aspirants don’t have a proper idea about their IBPS 2020 syllabus then it will create trouble on the examination to judge the right question. In 2019 new topics are introduced which were not found earlier.

### IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus

 Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Ability English SimplificationMixtures and AlligationsSimple and Compound InterestData InterpretationRatio And ProportionProfit and LossPercentagesNumber SystemsSeries and SequencesPermutation and CombinationSurds and IndicesWork and Time EquationsTime and Distance EquationsMensuration: Cylinder, Cone, Sphere and CuboidMeasures of Central Tendency and VariationProbability Logical ReasoningCoded InequalitiesSeating ArrangementsPicture Series PuzzlesTabulationSyllogismAlphanumeric SeriesRelationshipsInput/OutputCoding and DecodingAssertion and ReasonDirectionsRankingAlphabet CombinationData Sufficiency TestsStatement, Argument and AssumptionWord Formation Reading ComprehensionIdioms & PhrasesTenses RulesCloze TestError DetectionRules for TensesParagraph JumblesMultiple Meanings(Contextual Usage)Paragraph and passage completion

### IBPS PO Mains Syllabus

Ibps PO mains exam is slightly different from the prelims examination. We have all the topics of prelims in a more detailed and in-depth format Ibps will ask in mains examination. The Ibps PO also includes Computer Awareness and Descriptive English writing in mains examination.

 Reasoning & Computer Ability Data Analysis & Interpretation English Language General Awareness Reasoning:Verbal and Non-Verbal ReasoningSyllogismSeating Arrangements(Circular and Linear)Double and Triple LineupsSchedulingInput/OutputBlood RelationsOrdering and RankingCoding and DecodingSufficiency of Arguments and DataDirections and DisplacementCode InequalitiesAlphanumeric SeriesComputer Aptitude:InternetMemoryKeyboard ShortcutsComputer Related Terms AbbreviationsComputer FundamentalsMicrosoft Office and Related Word Processing and Spreadsheet ApplicationsComputer Hardware and SoftwareOperating Systems and GUI BasicsBasic Computer Networking SimplificationStatistics(Averages, Mean, Median etc.)Representational Statistics(Graphs and Charts)Ratio and ProportionPercentagesData InterpretationData SufficiencyMensurationGeometryLinear EquationsQuadratic EquationsSimple and Compound InterestSpeed, Distance and TimeProfit, Loss and DiscountsTime and Work EquationsPermutations and CombinationsAge Calculation EquationsSystems of Equation in Two VariablesNumber SystemsMixtures and Alligations Reading ComprehensionVocabularyGrammarUsage of English in BusinessLetter WritingEssay WritingVerbal Ability Banking AwarenessFinancial KnowledgeBasic EconomicsCurrent AffairsCurrent Events of National and International Importance with focus on financial newsStatic GKGeneral Knowledge on various topics of importance to financial institutions

## IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2020

IBPS PO selection process consists of three rounds namely prelims, mains, and personal interviews.

### Stages of IBPS PO 2020 Exam:

 Stages Mode Preliminary Online Mains Online Personal Interview Face to Face

IBPS PO 2020 Prelims Exam Pattern

 Sections Questions Marks Time Quantitative Aptitude 30 30 20 minutes Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes English Language 35 35 20 minutes TOTAL 100 100 60

Ibps will have a sectional cut off as well as overall cut off, aspirants who clear both are qualified for the mains. Ibps prelims have a negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer even though they have provided maximum bonus marks of 5 for 100% accuracy.

### IBPS PO 2020 Mains Exam Pattern

 Sections Questions Marks Time Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes Data Analysis and Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes English Language 35 40 40 minutes General Awareness 40 40 30 minutes Total in Objective Test 155 200 2 hour 55 minutes Descriptive English 2 25 30 minutes Total 157 225 3 hour 25 minutes

Similar to prelims mains examination have 0.25 negative marking for every wrong answer. Where else is no penalty for unattempted questions.

## IBPS PO 2020 Preparation Strategy

We design the preparation strategy in such a way that candidates can get the most benefit out of this preparation. Ibps Po is a highly competitive examination to crack with the maximum marks in this exam aspirants should have a high-level understanding of the concept and knowledge of the syllabus to complete it on time. There is no denial to the fact that completing the syllabus on time with maximum efficacy is important, it is also important that candidates should understand their strong and weaker sections, their success lies in the selection of questions and time management.

## Develop Habits for IBPS PO 2020

Timetable Creation: After you understand the syllabus and exam pattern you should create a realistic time table where you can devote at least 4-5 hours in a day don’t make unrealistic time tables which you are not able to follow. So keep one point in mind: devote your time in a consistent manner. It is not important how much you spend, rather you should focus on consistent time for each and every day.

Reading Habits: Reading skill helps us in many aspects. It is regardless of competitive exam private and public sector jobs it is a kind of skill which makes us intellect. Now the importance of Reading novels or newspapers in the English language will boost up our reading skills which are going to help us in the Reading Comprehension Section on English as well as the interview. Even if you are reading the newspaper daily it will help us in GA(General Awareness), FA(Financial Awareness), and some SA(Static Awareness) questions on the Ibps mains 2020 examination. Ibps Po generally asks 6 months of GA, FA, SA questions in the examination.

Revision: Revision is necessary for mastery of the sections. We heard about the quote “ Practice makes a man perfect”, so more we practice more we perfect our topics, and 100% accuracy is needed for the exams like Ibps Po 2020. You will forget what you have learned if you do not go on completing the syllabus, allocate time for revision of chapters and topics that you have already mastered.

Mock Test: Achievers generally give mock tests as much as possible because it will make us understand the live exam scenario in a time-bound way to give your exam. Even if you always remember you should analyze each and every mock then only you get to know where are you lacking and what are the mistakes you have made during the mock tests. Try to rectify those mistakes in the next mock and then you are going to be a perfect exam ready.

Time Management & Accuracy: Time management and accuracy is one of the main aspects of Ibps PO 2020 and our objective is 100% accuracy within a given time frame. If we are able to do that bps PO give 5 extra marks for 100% accuracy. So practice hard and don’t miss your mock test will surely achieve your goal.

## IBPS PO 2020 Books

### English:

Questions in the English Language are asked from Cloze Test, Para jumbles, Reading Comprehension, Paragraph Completion, Fill in the blanks, etc. Candidates can refer to the following books.

1. Word Power Made Easy by Normal Lewis
2. Objective English for Competitive Examinations by Hari Mohan Prasad, Uma Rani Sinha, Mcgraw Hill Education Publication
3. English Grammar & Composition by Wren and Martin
4. Descriptive General English by S P Bakshi and Richa Sharm

### Quants:

The Quantitative Aptitude carries questions from Simplification, Percentage, Average, Ratio and Percentage, Quadratic Equation, Data Interpretation, Speed, Distance and Time, Time and Work, Number Series. To score good marks in this section, candidates can refer to the following books.

1. Teach Yourself Quantitative Aptitude - Arun Sharma
2. Quantitative Aptitude - Sarvesh Verma
3. Quantitative Aptitude - Disha Experts
4. Data interpretation - Arun Sharma
5. Data Interpretation magical books series - BSC Publication

### Reasoning:

This section, candidates will get questions from Verbal Reasoning, Seating Arrangement, Blood Relations, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding, Syllogism, etc. Candidates can buy the following books for this section.

1. A Modern approach Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning - BS Sijwali
2. Verbal Reasoning - RS Agarwal
3. A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non-Verbal - BS Sijwali
4. Logical reasoning - K Kundan
5. Analytical Reasoning - MK Pandey

### General Awareness :

1. Guide to Banking General Awareness - R Gupta
2. Manohar Pandey Book - Arihant Publications
3. Manorama Yearbook 2020 ( English) Paperback - Philip Mathew

### Computer Aptitude:

1. Computer - Rani Ahilya
2. Objective Computer Awareness - Somya Ranjan Behera

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