With the clock ticking it’s time for D-Day for which all the aspirants of the prestigious IBPS CLERK are been waiting, it is really time that each of you push up your socks and start off the preparation for the entrance test in a mapped and strategic layout.
No matter how much hard you work for the test, without accompanying with the proper exam paper approach scheme, candidates will face a lot of challenges for themselves to secure a good position in the exam.
Thus, to ensure your position let’s start with understanding the IBPS CLERK EXAM first.
AN INSIGHT INTO IBPS CLERK EXAM:
IBPS CLERK EXAM is a test conducted for the recruitment for the staff of general office tasks. The least of the eligibility criteria to get sit for the exam is of 20 years of age and a maximum 28 years of age. Also, a minimum of class Xth exam is required to sit for the exam.
IBPS CLERK EXAM PATTERN:
AS per the latest updating of the IBPS board, the following is the current exam pattern.
Comprising of three broad sections, the IBPS CLERK EXAM demands its candidate to master these following sections:
- Quantitative Aptitude
- English Language
- General Awareness
It’s very much important to keep a constant focus on the marks weightage of the different sections in both the preliminary and mains test of IBPS CLERK EXAM. Following is the marks distribution of the sections.
PRELIMS EXAM PATTERN:
|TOPIC||NO OF QUESTIONS||MAXIMUM MARKS|
TOTAL: 100 100
Note: A summed up time of 60 minutes is allotted to solve the paper.
MAJOR EXAM PATTERN:
|TOPIC||NO OF QUESTION||MARKS ALLOTED||TIME DURATION|
|REASONING & COMPUTER APTITUDE||50||60||45|
IBPS CLERK EXAM SYLLABUS:
Getting into the detail of the syllabus of the exam syllabus is one of the key aspects that a candidate needs to be thorough about. It will give the candidate an insight of how to approach questions. How much weightage to be given where and which are the portions that needs to be customized and taken special care of while preparing.
Following gives you a full detail about the syllabus of the exam:
SUBJECT: ENGLISH LANGUAGE
|Ø HOMONYMS, ANTONYMS, SYNONYMS, WORD FORMATION, SPELLING.|
|Ø SPOTTING ERRORS, PHRASES AND IDIOMS, DIRECT AND INDIRECT SPEECH, ACTIVE AND PASSIVE VOICE.|
- Reading Comprehension
|Ø THEME DETECTION, PASSAGE COMPLETION, TOPIC REARRANGEMENT OF PASSAGE, DERIVING CONCLUSION.|
- VERBAL REASONING
|Ø ANALOGY, CLASSIFICATION, WORD FORMATION, STATEMENT AND CONCLUSIONS SYLLOGISM, STATEMENT AND ASSUMPTIONS, STATEMENMT AND ARGUMENTS, CODING DECODING, BLOOD RELATIONS, PASSAGE AND CONCLUSIONS, ALPHABET TEST, DECISION MAKING TEST, FIGURE SERIES,NUMBER RANKING AND TIME SEQUENCE, DIRECTION SENSE TEST, INPUT/OUTPUT, ASSERTION AND REASONING, SITTING ARRANGEMENT.|
- NON-VERBAL REASONING
|Ø SERIES TEST, ODD FIGURE OUT, ANALOGY, MISCHELLANEOUS TEST.|
SUBJECT: QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE
|Ø RATIO & PROPORTION, AVERAGE, TIME AND WORK, SPEE, DISTANCE AND TIME, MIXTURE AND ALLEGATION STOCKS AND SHARES, PERCENTAGES, PARTNERSHIP, CLOCKS, VOLUME AND SURFACE AREA, BAR AND GRAPHS, LINE CHARTS, TABLES.|
|Ø HEIGHT AND DISTANCES, LOGARITHMS, PERMUTATIONA ND COMBINATION, SIMPLE & COMPOUND INTEREST, EQUATIONS, PROBABILITY, TRIGONOMETRY, PROFIT & LOSS, DISCOUNT, MENSURATION, ELEMENTS OF ALGEBRA, DATA INTERPRETATION, PIE CHARTS.|
|Ø BASICS OF HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE, WINDOWS OS BASICS, INTERNET TERMS AND SERVICES, BASIC FUNCTIONALITIES OF MS-OFFICE.||Ø HISTORY OF COMPUTERS, NETWORKING AND COMMUNICATION, BASICS OF HACKING, SECURITY TOOLS AND VIRUSES.|
SUBJECT: COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE
SUBJECT: GENERAL AWARENESS
|Ø CURRENT AFFAIRS IN RELATION WITH NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ISSUES OF LAST 6 MONTHS, OVERVIEW OF INDIAN FINANCIAL SYSTEM, HISTORY OF INDIAN BANKING SYSTEM, RECENT CREDIT AND MONETARY POLICIES||Ø INTRODUCTION TO NATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS LIKE RBI, SEBI, FSDC ETC. AND OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS LIKE IMF, WORLD BANK, ETC., ABBREVIATIONS AND ECONOMIC TERMINOLOGIES, BANKING TERMS, IMPORTANT GOVERNMENT SCHEMES ON CAPITAL AND MONEY MARKET.|
No doubt with a deeper understanding of the syllabus pattern and exam scheme, one will get benefitted in their preparation. However, what will really ensure their position as an ace in the test is following a particular systematic regime while laying focus on the syllabus.
Following are some of the tips that will help aspirants invariably to get through the exam with ease.
- Time Management:
It is one of the key pre requisites f securing your place in the prelims. Following the right strategy will save time and in turn give you chances of revisions.
Approaching questions in an increasing order of difficulty level will readily increase your points. Again attending English portion first takes minimum time. Thus, it is highly recommendable to do so.
Making sure that whatever questions you attempt are 100% correct to the best of your knowledge is very much crucial. As the test carries a policy of negative marking, it is not recommendable of any type of guess work as it will only fetch you lesser chances of selection.
Speed although matters come at a cost of accuracy. Thus, knowing the proper hacks are the best way to increase your speed with your accuracy intact. Practice is the only way you can achieve it.
- Tricks and shortcuts:
Using of shortcuts and tricks is a very helpful tool that can land you to fast completion of the paper. For this, an institute with sufficient reputation can do wonders for you.
STUDY CAMPUS located in Navi Mumbai is one institute that comes at student’s rescue. With a compact study material to aid to providing quality teacher’s assistance they excel in every dimension of education.
Thus, with all the necessary information for your help start off your preparation in full swing and give it your best shot.