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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.


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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
Simplification
Mixtures and Alligations
Simple and Compound Interest
Data Interpretation
Ratio And Proportion
Profit and Loss
Percentages
Number Systems
Series and Sequences
Permutation and Combination
Surds and Indices
Work and Time Equations
Time and Distance Equations
Mensuration: Cylinder, Cone, Sphere and Cuboid
Measures of Central Tendency and Variation
Probability

Logical Reasoning
Coded Inequalities
Seating Arrangements
Picture Series Puzzles
Tabulation
Syllogism
Alphanumeric Series
Relationships
Input/Output
Coding and Decoding
Assertion and Reason
Directions
Ranking
Alphabet Combination
Data Sufficiency Tests
Statement, Argument and Assumption
Word Formation

Reading Comprehension
Idioms & Phrases
Tenses Rules
Cloze Test
Error Detection
Rules for Tenses
Paragraph Jumbles
Multiple 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 Reasoning
Syllogism
Seating Arrangements(Circular and Linear)
Double and Triple Lineups
Scheduling
Input/Output
Blood Relations
Ordering and Ranking
Coding and Decoding
Sufficiency of Arguments and Data
Directions and Displacement
Code Inequalities
Alphanumeric Series
Computer Aptitude:
Internet
Memory
Keyboard Shortcuts
Computer Related Terms Abbreviations
Computer Fundamentals
Microsoft Office and Related Word Processing and Spreadsheet Applications
Computer Hardware and Software
Operating Systems and GUI Basics
Basic Computer Networking
Simplification
Statistics(Averages, Mean, Median etc.)
Representational Statistics(Graphs and Charts)
Ratio and Proportion
Percentages
Data Interpretation
Data Sufficiency
Mensuration
Geometry
Linear Equations
Quadratic Equations
Simple and Compound Interest
Speed, Distance and Time
Profit, Loss and Discounts
Time and Work Equations
Permutations and Combinations
Age Calculation Equations
Systems of Equation in Two Variables
Number Systems
Mixtures and Alligations

Reading Comprehension
Vocabulary
Grammar
Usage of English in Business
Letter Writing
Essay Writing
Verbal Ability

Banking Awareness
Financial Knowledge
Basic Economics
Current Affairs
Current Events of National and International Importance with focus on financial news
Static GK
General 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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