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QUICK PREPARATION TIPS FOR IBPS PO 2016

QUICK PREPARATION TIPS FOR IBPS PO 2016

IBPS PO 2016 examination is just five months away and all the aspiring candidates are already gearing up for this exam so that it can be qualified in just a single stroke. This exam is the best gateway to enter various public banks, SBI, RBI, associated government banks, LIC of India and other government bodies.

If you are preparing for the IBPS PO 2016 Exam, then get ready for extreme pressure, words of wanted (and unwanted) advice, expert suggestions and the stress of “what next”. However, if you are considering career in banking domain; especially as a Probationary Officer, this complete guide to crack IBPS PO Exam 2016 will be of a great help to you.

Banking sector has taken a plunge in the category of hiring potential candidates every year in bulk through its various online examinations. Out of those exams, IBPS PO Exam is the most sought-after as it fills vacant Probationary officer posts in various banks and institutions. For your assistance, we have tried compiling the best tips, tricks and solutions to qualify IBPS PO Exam 2016.

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Why IBPS PO?

It is commonly said that a good beginning is half the work done. The best bank in India will help you get more exposure, secured career, lofty pay scale and other benefits and allowances.

Qualifying CWE (Common Written Exam) PO conducted by IBPS is the foremost step to pave your career path smooth and steady. IBPS is tied up with more than 29 public sector and regional rural banks that provides wide options to opt from.

The criteria for appearing for IBPS PO 2016 examination is that the candidate has to be between 20 years to 30 years of age as on 01-07-2016, and should have completed their graduation or equivalent in any discipline. There is a no percentage criterion applicable to appear for the IBPS PO Exam, candidate must possess a pass degree.

IBPS PO Exam 2016 Important Dates

IBPS PO Exam 2016 shall be conducted in two major phases and the given below table is all about the important dates of IBPS PO Exam 2016 that you must keep in mind.  

Exam Name

Tentative Date

Preliminary Examination

16.10.2016, 22.10.2016 & 23.10.2016

Main Examination

20.11.2016

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2016

Section Name

Total Questions

Total Marks

Duration of Exam

What is covered under this section?

English Language

35

35

1 Hour

This section tests your vocabulary, and basic comprehension and English grammar.

Quantitative Aptitude/Numerical Ability

35

35

Let us clarify here you will be tested on elementary mathematics only, i.e. till class 10th.

Reasoning Ability

35

35

This section is to test your ability to identify patterns and logical links. Hint – ever taken an IQ test?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

The lurking demon – IBPS 2016

If you are appearing for the IBPS Examinations in October and November, you might be experiencing the onset of slight panic. Most of the students, at this time are at the receiving end of pressure from practically everyone.

Well, relax. IBPS 2016 Exam is set on a defined syllabus and Exam pattern that helps you in preparing this exam well.

Before we tell you about the best preparatory methods for IBPS 2016, let’s see what a typical IBPS Exam consists of.

IBPS PO Main Exam 2016

Section Name

Total Questions

Total Marks

Duration of Exam

What is covered under this section?

English Language

40

40

2 Hour

This section tests your vocabulary, Comprehensions, unseen passages, and Grammar.

Quantitative Aptitude/Numerical Ability

50

50

This section tests elementary mathematics till class 10th.

Reasoning Ability

50

50

This section tests your ability to identify patterns and logical links.

GK Test

50

50

Checks general knowledge, current affairs and latest updates on the world around you.

Computer Knowledge

20

20

Basics computer, internet and networking concepts and terms.

How to prepare effectively for IBPS 2016 Exam?

  1. Subject-wise preparation

Most of the subjects in IBPS need either practice or reading, and hence, your biggest asset is your time.

For English comprehension and grammar, practice as many papers as you can. There is nothing to route-learn here. For vocabulary, refer to the notes of a coaching institute or a teacher or the online IBPS preparation websites, and try using those words in your daily life. Mugging up is quite a waste of time for this subject.

General Knowledge:

Make newspapers your best friend; but do not try to learn the entire news by heart. Brush through the daily happenings and keep abreast with the world around you. This would cover the current affairs for you. However, for other general knowledge questions; books for the specific subject would be your best bet.

Mathematics/Quantitative Aptitude:

Considering this is an elementary level Math, brush up your concepts and practice. Practical subjects require maximum practice.

Logical reasoning:

Both these subjects require you to apply your mind in various situations. Practicing your study material and previous years’ IBPS questions will give you a good grasp over this subject. However, during the exam, it is important to apply your own mind and keep yourself relaxed.

  1. Are your notes and study materials in place?

Since the course of IBPS is quite vast, it is necessary to have your reference notes in place. Smart work is the key so do not try to learn everything under the sun, but instead concentrate on the study material and notes provided by the experts of the industry.

Online IBPS preparatory mock test series and sample papers are surely worth a try.

  1. Do your own SWOT analysis?

One of the most common and frequently asked questions includes asking previous years students on how to study for IBPS. There isn’t any specific methodo study. You have to identify your strengths and weaknesses, and work around them. For instance, you might have a brilliant grasp over English grammar but your vocabulary perhaps needs some work. Or, you might be a Math whiz, but your general knowledge might need some brush up.

Needless to say, your weak subjects would need more time. We would advise studying a relatively easy subject and a difficult one, alternatively. This way you would be able to cover up your weaknesses, and at the same time, give time to your strengths as well.

Every student has his/her own way of studying; and the concentration span may also vary from person to person. Some students can study for 8 hours at a stretch, while some might need breaks after every 45 minutes. Figure out your concentration span, and follow it. Taking a break, and set up a reward system for completing the task at hand, to judge your performance. This can be quite a positive motivation that you might need. Do not beat yourself by comparing with others. Set your own regime and stick to it.

  1. Set a timetable and put a reward system in place

A wise man once said that failing to plan is planning to fail. You know the deadline and you know the course. Set a timetable on a daily, or even better; hourly basis, and stick to it. The key here is to keep it realistic.

Again, identifying your strengths and weaknesses will help you devise your timetable suitably. If your attention span is of 1 hour, set your timelines 1 hour at a time, and give yourself feasible breaks. If you study one subject at once, set your goals according to the same scenario.

One way of ensuring that you stick to your deadlines, is by removing distractions while studying, but framing a suitable reward system for analyzing your own performance. It’s much like dieting – the reason so many people fail to maintain their diets, is because they remove all temptations at once. It’s great for a few days, but old habits die hard. What’s your sin? Whether it is watching television or playing games, do not cut off completely. Reward yourself with it when you finish your goal, but make sure that you reward yourself honestly. We have worked under negative motivators and fear of failure or punishment, for so long, that we have forgotten the power of a positive motivator. Use it!

  1. Test yourself

Giving mock tests and practicing last years’ IBPS question papers without referring to your course material can be a good check as well as a revision. Occasionally, and especially after you complete your course once, test yourself through these papers. Such mock exams can be found at online IBPS preparation websites.

However, make sure that you do not get de-motivated if you don’t score as much as you expected. They are called practice papers for a reason. Giving yourself random checks will help you identify which areas you need to work upon and where your expertise wins.

Once you have set your goals clearly, plan well and go for it. Remember, you are a human being and not a robot. You are bound to make mistakes. The key is to keep calm and understand that things might not always go according to plan. It is important to adapt, adjust and accommodate. Happy studying and all the best!

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IBPS PO 2016 Selection Procedure

IBPS PO 2016 Selection Procedure

The Probationary Officer examination is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) annually. This is one of the most sought-after examinations because it sees the maximum number of candidates’ participation. It is estimated that every year over 40 lakh candidates appear for IBPS PO exam.

The IBPS PO exam is known for being complex and highly competitive. The selection procedure for IBPS PO is done in four levels, which are explained below.

Levels of the IBPS PO Selection Procedure 2016-

In general, IBPS PO selection procedure, depending upon the exam conducting authority, can be of 4-5 different levels. These levels are-

Level 1 : Preliminary Examination

Level 2 : Main Examination

Level 3 : Interview and Document Verification

Level 4 : Personnel allotment

Level-Wise IBPS PO 2016 Selection Procedure

Let’s go through the IBPS PO 2016 level-wise selection procedure:

IBPS PO Selection Procedure 2016 for Level 1: Preliminary Examination

S.No.

Exam Section

Number of questions asked in the section

Marks allotted to each section

1

English Language

30

30

2

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

3

Reasoning Ability

35

35

Total

100

100

IBPS PO Selection Procedure 2016 for Level 2: Main Examination

S.No.

Exam Section

Number of questions asked in the section

Marks allotted to each section

1

English language

40

40

2

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

3

Reasoning Ability

50

50

4

General Awareness (special reference to banking industry)

40

40

5

Computer proficiency

20

20

Total

200

200 marks

IBPS PO Selection Procedure 2016 for Level 3: Interview and Document Verification

The candidates should bring along the following documents for cross verification-

  • Birth certificate (birth certificate, class X certificate with date of birth)
  • All Graduation Mark sheets and certificate as education proof
  • Experience certificate (if any)
  • Photo identity proof of the candidate
  • Printed copy of the valid interview call letter/admit card
  • Hard copy of the application form
  • Category certificate, if applicable
  • Caste certificate issues by the competent authority (reserved category consisting SC, ST, and OBC)
  • Medical certificate in prescribed format (for the physically handicapped students)

After document verification, the candidates are sent for interview round. Here, the candidates face a panel of judges who interview the candidate on the specific or generic questions. The candidates are judged on following basis-

  • Personality
  • Body language
  • Communication skills
  • Academics
  • General social behaviour

The Judge Panel consists of representatives from different banks.

After all this, allotment is done for the candidates according to the final merit list.

This is all you should know about the IBPS PO 2016 Selection Procedure.

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IBPS PO 2016 Exam Pattern

IBPS PO 2016 Exam Pattern

All those candidates who are appearing for IBPS PO 2016 Exam should be aware about the IBPS PO exam syllabus and IBPS PO 2016 Exam Pattern. Here is your complete guide for the same.

The IBPS Probationary Officer examination pattern 2016 has changed completely. That is why, it is important to be aware about these changes. The candidates should qualify three main stages before getting their seats allotted. Let us have a look at these stages and their exam syllabus.

Stage-I: – IBPS PO 2016 Preliminary Examination

The level of questions asked in Prelim examinations is not very difficult at this stage. It consist of three main sections, which are depicted below-

Name of Subject

No. of Questions

Marks.

Time Duration

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

1 Hour

Reasoning Ability

35

35

English Language

30

30

Total

100

100

For every correct answer, you get 1 mark and for every wrong answer, 0.25 marks are deducted.

Stage-II: – IBPS PO 2016 Main Exam

In this stage, there are objective and descriptive questions. Details of this stage are depicted below-

Name of the Section 

No. of Questions

Marks

Time Duration

Computer

40

40

Quantitative Aptitude

40

40

2 Hours

Verbal Ability

40

40

Current Affairs

40

40

Reasoning

40

40

Total

200

200

The candidates should qualify through each section so as to pass Stage-III. After you have given your objective test, a descriptive question paper will appear on the screen. It will have English Language related questions.

Stage-III: – Personal Interview

In this stage, the candidates shall be judged on the basis of many factors. The panel of judges consist from the representatives from different banks.

IBPS PO 2016 Exam Syllabus

We recommend the candidates to go through following sections carefully:

  • English language: Reading Comprehension, Jumbled Sentences, Error Corrections
  • Reasoning Section:  Input–output (machine coding and decoding), Sentence coding, Logical Reasoning, Syllogism, Puzzle, Seating Arrangement, Data Sufficiency, Directions etc.
  • General Awareness, Marketing, and Computer: Current Affairs, Banking Awareness, Marketing, Computer Awareness
  • Data Analysis & Interpretation: Line graphs, Bar chart, Pie chart, Tables, Probability

We hope that this article will motivate our aspiring readers to qualify for the IBPS PO 2016 exam. 

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IBPS CLERK 2016 Exam Pattern

IBPS CLERK 2016 Exam Pattern

IBPS is the exam conducting authority for two Clerical exams, viz. IBPS CLERK 2016 Preliminary examination and IBPS CLERK 2016 Main examination. The IBPS CLERK 2016 Exam Pattern for both these examinations or stages for clerical level exam is given here.

IBPS Clerk 2016 Prelims Exam Pattern

This stage is the first one and eliminates all the non-serious candidates from the race. It consists of just three papers, i.e., Reasoning, Quantitative and English Language. The time duration for this exam is 1 hour. The candidates who qualify this round are eligible for the IBPS CLERK 2016 Main examination.

Check this marks table:

Serial No.

Section Name

Questions

Marks

Duration

1

Reasoning Ability Paper

35

35

01 hour

2

Quantitative Aptitude Paper

35

35

3

English Language Paper

30

30

 Total

100

100

IBPS CLERK 2016 Main Exam Pattern

The mains exam is also called the Common Written Exam for Clerical cadre. There are 200 objective questions, spread over 5 different sections, i.e., Reasoning, English Language, Numerical Ability Test, General Awareness Test & Computer Knowledge. The time duration is 2 hours. There is a negative marking scheme here. For every wrong answer, 0.25 marks are deducted.

Check this marks table:

Serial No.

(Objective) Section Name

Marks

Duration

1

Reasoning Test

40

2 hours

2

English Language Test

40

3

Numerical Ability Test

40

4

General Awareness Test

40

5

Computer Knowledge Test

40

Total

200

The students must be aware about each section and every stage to qualify IBPS Clerk 2016 examination. Go through our other articles to know about IBPS Clerk 2016 exam syllabus and quick tips and suggestions.

We hope that the information about IBPS CLERK 2016 Exam Pattern satisfied you. For knowing more about IBPS Clerk 2016 exams or syllabus or quick preparation guide, check out our website and read more articles.

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For updates and latest notification on the IBPS Clerk 2016 Exam, visit the official website of IBPS at www.ibps.in.

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IBPS PO 2016 Syllabus

"The distance between dreams and reality is called as action."

Banking sector has become one of the famous sectors that offer a very high remuneration along with other allowances. Every year, wide varieties of examinations are conducted to recruit aspirants for filling various job profiles in different banks.

IBPS or Institute of Banking Personnel Selection institute is known for conducting CWE (Common Written Examination) every year for recruiting competent candidates for the officer level and clerical posts from all over the country. It is obligatory to qualify this online Common Written Examination under IBPS to take entry into the banking domain and take up probationary Officer Jobs in any one of 29 public sector and regional rural banks. IBPS is associated with numerous public banks, SBI, associated government banks, RBI, LIC of India and other government bodies to place candidates according to their caliber and intelligence. This institute assesses candidates on the basis of online IBPS PO Exam.

If you are seeking a career as a probationary Officer in banking sector, then IBPS PO Exam 2016 is a perfect opportunity that can land you in your favorite or most preferred bank. IBPS PO Exam 2016 is just five months away and that gives a lot of heebie-jeebies to the candidates who all are aiming at this examination. If an aspiring candidate qualifies this written exam, then he has to go through an interview round to get finally placed in a bank of his choice.

Why to choose a banking career through IBPS PO Exam?

IBPS is associated with the best banks of India making it a pre-eminent option to enter into a job in banking sector. It ensures that you get to choose bank of your own choice that gives you top notch career with perfect exposure and fine network of people. You get highly professional in your job role and enjoy giant salary package along with the other employment benefits.

Qualifying IBPS PO 2016 CWE (Common Written Exam) must be your first move step to start an amazing career as probationary Officer in the banking domain.  

IBPS PO preliminary Exam tentative dates are 16th October, 22nd October and 23rd October, 2016 and IBPS PO Main Examination tentative date is 20th November, 2016.

IBPS PO Exam 2016 Selection Pattern

IBPS PO Exam 2016 shall be conducted in three major phases; the first two are the online examinations and third one is the final interview round. It is mandatory to qualify in all the three phases to finally get placed in a reputed bank.

Here is the synopsis of all the three phases of IBPS PO Exam 2016

Level

Type

Step/Level name

Step 1

Online

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam

Step 2

Online

IBPS PO Main Exam

Step 3

Face to Face

Final Interview

IBPS PO Prelims 2016 Syllabus

It is very important to know syllabus and major topics of IBPS PO Exam 2016 so that you prepare everything right from the beginning and qualify it in your first attempt. IBPS PO 2016 Syllabus

We have compiled the complete examination pattern and syllabus asked in IBPS PO Exam in an easy way for you.

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2016

Section Name

Total Questions

Total Marks

Duration of Exam

What is tested under this section?

Mode of examination

Marking Scheme

English Language

35

35

1 Hour

This section tests your English vocabulary, and grammar. Reading and writing  skills are tested through comprehensions and

Un-seen passages.

Online

Negative marking is applicable while assessment of the exam; for every wrong answer there is a penalty of 0.25 marks. If there is no answer provided, then there is no penalty for that answer.

Quantitative Aptitude/Numerical Ability

35

35

This section tests your elementary level mathematics i.e. from class 8th till class 10th class.

Reasoning Ability

35

35

This section is to test your ability to fit logics and concepts within allotted time period. Questions based on identifying patterns and argumentation links are asked to test your IQ.

IBPS PO Main Exam 2016

Section Name

Total Questions

Total Marks

Duration of Exam

What is covered under this section?

Mode of Examination

Marking Scheme

English Language

40

40

2 Hour

This section tests your vocabulary, Comprehensions, unseen passages, and Grammar.

Online

Negative marking is applicable while assessment of the exam; for every wrong answer there is a penalty of 0.25 marks. If there is no answer provided, then there is no penalty for that answer.

Quantitative Aptitude/Numerical Ability

50

50

This section tests elementary mathematics till class 10th.

Reasoning Ability

50

50

This section tests your ability to identify patterns and logical links.

GK Test

50

50

Checks general knowledge, current affairs, important dates, Indian economy, international updates, and other latest updates on the world around you.

Computer Knowledge

20

20

Basics computer, internet and networking concepts and terms.

The major topics that must be focused for IBPS PO Exam 2016 are given in the table shown below.

Sections asked

Topics to Focus On

English Language

IBPS PO Exam English Topics to focus on:

Synonyms and Antonyms

Word formation

Sentence completion

Comprehensions

Unseen passages

Theme detection

Deriving conclusions

Passage completion

Error detection

Passage correction

Sentence correction

Spelling,

Problems on English Grammar

 Idioms

Phrases

Words and Meanings; this includes foreign Language words

Giving summary for the given Comprehension/passage

Quantitative Aptitude

IBPS PO Exam Quantitative Aptitude Topics to focus on:

Number system

Simplifications

Roots & Averages

Surds & Indices

Percentages

Profit & Loss

Ratio & Proportion

Partnership

Chain Rule

Time & Work

Pipes & Cisterns

Time & Distances

Problems on Trains

Boats & Streams

Allegation & Mixtures

Simple Interest

Compound Interest

Stocks & Shares

Clocks & Algorithms

Mensuration

Volume & Surface Area

Permutations & Combinations

Heights & Distances

Data Integration

Line Graphs

Bar Graphs

Pie Charts

Tabulation

General Knowledge

IBPS PO Exam General Knowledge Topics to focus on:

Commonly asked General knowledge Questions

National and international of Current Events

Banking Terms, rules and terminologies

News on Reserve Bank Of India

Latest released plans and policies for banking domain

Indian Budget especially Union and Railway Budget

Current research and discoveries

Books and Authors

Worldwide Famous Awards

Renowned Personalities

News on Indian Defense services

Sports

Marketing terms and concepts 

Financial Awareness

Indian Economy

Marketing Management strategies

Marketing Policies

Branding and Advertising

Life Cycle of a product

Marketing Legal terms and definitions

Reasoning Ability

IBPS PO Exam Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning Topics to focus on:

Analogy

Coding & Decoding

Blood relations

Sitting arrangements

Series completion

Syllogisms

Decision making

Statement reasoning

Reasoning Analogy

Series completion

Classification

Directions

Statement and Argument

 Judgment Formation

 Number Puzzles

Odd one out

Computer Knowledge

IBPS PO Computer Awareness Topics to focus on:

Concepts on Operating System and its configurations

Computer Hardware and Software Terminologies

Commonly used computer Shortcuts

Questions on MS Office that includes MS word, Excel, Power Point, and Access

Basic knowledge of Internet & Networks

Security Systems Concepts

Knowledge about Latest Technologies

Information and technology related concepts

IBPS PO Interview Round

Candidates who get shortlisted in IBPS PO Main Examination are called for the Interview round; these interviews are organized by the nodal bank in each and every state with the help of IBPS. You must go through the official website of IBPS at: http://www.ibps.in/ to download the interview call letter.

This round is of total 100 marks and it test your skills, knowledge, and over all personality. It is mandatory to get minimum 40% marks to qualify this round and finally making up to the placement list of your chosen bank.

You must carry listed below documents for the IBPS PO interview round:

Interview Call Letter

Online Application form of IBPS PO Exam

Date of Birth proof/certificate

All original qualification degree mark sheets and passing certificates

Caste/Category issued by Government of India (If applicable)

Disability certificate issued by Medical board

Candidates who are serving in the government job/department must carry No objection certificate for the current employer.

Certificates for availing upper age relaxation

How shall assessment be done in IBPS PO Exam 2016?

You are supposed to qualify the IBPS preliminary Exam 2016 so that you are called for the IBPS PO Main Exam. The marks obtained n preliminary exams are not added in the final assessment sheet.

The weightage/ratio of CWE-Main exam and interview will be 80:20 respectively. The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination of CWE PO and Interview. Interview score of the candidates failing to secure minimum qualifying marks or otherwise barred from the interview or further process shall not be disclosed.

A candidate should qualify both in the CWE and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process, details of which will be made available subsequently on IBPS website.

Weekly Guide to prepare IBPS PO Exam 2016 Syllabus

Preparation of IBPS PO Exam 2016 as per its set syllabus and commonly asked topics is very important that let candidates in qualifying this exam with higher marks. Here is the complete guide that you can follow for on weekly basis to master IBPS PO Exam 2016 syllabus.

1. Reasoning Section:

Reasoning Topics

Day

Number Puzzles

Series completion

Odd one out

Monday

Statement reasoning

Reasoning Analogy

Classification

Analogy

Coding & Decoding

Tuesday

Syllogism

Wednesday

Seating Arrangement

Directions

Thursday

Statement and Argument

Judgment Formation

Friday

Blood relations

Saturday

Keep this day to practice all your topics by solving various online mock tests and sample papers.

Sunday

2. English language Section:

English language Topics

Day

Reading Comprehensions and unseen passages

Monday

English Grammar

Tuesday

Sentence making/jumbled/correction

Wednesday

Cloze Test

Thursday

Error Spotting

Spelling

Idioms

Phrases

Words and Meanings( this includes foreign Language words )

Friday

Word formation

Passage correction

Deriving conclusions

Theme detection

Saturday

Keep this day to practice all your topics by solving various online mock tests and sample papers.

Sunday

3. Quantitative Aptitude Section:

Quantitative Aptitude Topics

Day

Number system

Simplifications

Roots & Averages

Surds & Indices

Monday

Stocks & Shares

Clocks & Algorithms

Tuesday

Simple Interest

Compound Interest

Wednesday

Keep this day to practice all your topics by solving various online mock tests and sample papers on quantitative aptitude

Thursday

Profit & Loss

Ratio & Proportion

Chain Rule

Friday

Time & Work

Pipes & Cisterns

Time & Distances

Problems on Trains

Boats & Streams

Allegation & Mixtures

Saturday

Keep this day to practice all your topics by solving various online mock tests and sample papers on quantitative aptitude

Sunday

4. Computer Awareness Section:

Computer Awareness Topics

Day

 Computer basics terms and concepts from class 8th to 10th class.

Monday

 Keyboard shortcuts

Tuesday

 Networking and system security concepts

Wednesday

Keep this day to practice all your topics by solving various online mock tests and sample papers on quantitative aptitude

Thursday

MS Office that includes MS word, Excel, Power Point, and Access

Friday

Latest Technologies

Information and technology related concepts

Saturday

Keep this day to practice all your topics by solving various online mock tests and sample papers on quantitative aptitude

Sunday

5. General Knowledge Section:

Read “The Times of India” Newspaper daily for at least 4-5 hours to update your knowledge base with the happenings around the world.

How to read this newspaper?

  • Read the first page for all the top and latest news, then directly go to the second last page.
  • Read Sports News: Start from the page no. 35 (Second last page)till the page no. 33  
  • Page No 29, 30, 31 and 32 must be read finely for the Global and Business related news.
  • Refer Page Number 28 for the editorial columns and to enhance your vocabulary.
  • Refer Page number 21, 23 and 25 must be referred for the national political news.

You can miss the other pages as it contains only the local news which is of no use for this examination.

It is advisable that you must make a scrap book of the latest news and current affairs.

So here you got the entire Syllabus, that is the Latest IBPS PO 2016 Exam Syllabus and how you can make a syllabus oriented timetable and what are the most important portions of IBPS PO 2016 you have to study and how to prepare each section. Hope this will help you to prepare well.

Good luck …

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IBPS CLERK 2016 Syllabus

IBPS CLERK 2016 Syllabus

IBPS is ready to conduct clerk level exam to successfully place candidates in various banks and other related institutions. With the release of IBPS Clerk 2016 Exam notification, aspiring candidates have doubled their preparation pace and have also started looking for good suggestion and tips that can strengthen their strategy and help them in qualifying this year’s IBPS Clerk examination.

In this article, we are going to apprise you with very crisp information about IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 and along with it we will tell you how to prepare yourself according to its set exam pattern.

IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 pattern

IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 shall be conducted into two important examinations - preliminary and main. These examinations are strictly online and will be objective type. Each question shall have four options in the answer sheet and candidate is supposed to mark the right answer out of them.

It is very important for you to qualify in both the examinations- preliminary and Main exams to finally make it to the personal interview round. In simple words, candidates who will qualify IBPS Clerk Preliminary exam 2016 shall be called for the IBPS Clerk Main exam 2016 and those who qualify the Main exam shall be called for the interview round.

You must prepare both the examinations accordingly as IBPS Clerk preliminary exam is a little easier than IBPS Clerk Main Exam. Main exam is supposed to hold medium to difficult level questions while on the other hand, preliminary exam tests just the basic concepts and logics.

The above stated IBPS Clerk PO Exam 2016 pattern makes this examination a little hard for candidates but once you qualify, it is worth your efforts.

How IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 is going to be?

IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 is one of the important examinations that can change career life of many especially for those who are aiming for the Clerk position in a very reputed bank.

The complete detailed tables emphasizes on the essential features and major sections that shall be asked in IBPS Clerk preliminary and Main examinations.

The first step is to qualify IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam 2016; here are the highlights on this exam.

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam 2016

Exam Type

Objective Type

Exam Mode

Online

Exam Time

60 minutes (1 hour)

Total number of sections

3

No. of total questions asked

100

No of sections in the exam

English Test

Reasoning

Numerical Ability

No. of questions in each section

English Test : 30 questions shall be asked

Reasoning : 35 questions shall be asked

Numerical Ability : 35 questions shall be asked

Marking Scheme

Negative marking is applicable. For every right answer, 1 mark shall be awarded to candidates and for every wrong answer, 0.25 marks shall be deducted.

In case candidate has not provided any answer, then there shall be no negative marking.

The second necessary step is to qualify IBPS Clerk Main Exam 2016; here are the highlights on this exam.

SBI Clerk Main Exam 2016

Exam Type

Objective Type

Exam Mode

Online

Exam Time

2 hours and 40 minutes

Total number of sections

5

No. of total questions asked

200

No of sections in the exam

General English

Reasoning

Computer Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude

General Awareness with banking domain knowledge

No. of questions in each section

General English : 40 questions shall be asked

Reasoning : 40 questions shall be asked

Computer aptitude : 40 questions are asked

Quantitative Aptitude : 40 questions are asked

General Awareness with banking domain knowledge : 40 questions are asked

Marking Scheme

Negative marking is applicable. For every right answer, 1 mark shall be awarded to candidates and for every wrong answer, 0.25 marks shall be deducted.

In case candidate has not provided any answer, then there shall be no negative marking.

The syllabus for IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 is very vast that leave candidates very muddled and frazzled and due to it, they often ask and search for the major topics covered under IBPS Clerk Exam sections so that they can focus only on the chief topics to save their time and can also properly revise during the crucial last months before the examination.

Here are the important topics that you must focus to prepare IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 strikingly.

IBPS Clerk Exam General English Section

This section will test your command over English language which means how you write, read, analyze and answer. 

What this section need?

Grammar concepts and rules must be on your tips.

Comprehensions must be one of your strong points in a way that you just go through it and grasp answers in seconds.

Your Vocabulary must be firm.

Reading and grasping must be consistent, quick and correct.

How this section can be prepared?

Work on your English basic skills by practicing through various English series and mock papers practicing especially topics such as cloze tests, paragraph writing and grammar based questions.

Every day pick 3-5 new words from good sources such as magazine, websites, books, newspapers and journals. Search meaning, synonym and antonym of these words and write them in a notebook; you can call this notebook as “English practice book”

Read paragraphs and try to find answers out of it as quick as possible.

Topics to focus for IBPS Clerk Exam 2016:

Comprehensions

Unseen passages

Giving summary for the given Comprehension/passage

Theme detection

Synonyms and Antonyms

Word formation

Sentence completion

Deriving conclusions

Passage completion

Error detection

Passage correction

Sentence correction

Spelling,

Problems on English Grammar

 Idioms

Phrases

Words and Meanings; this includes foreign Language words

  

IBPS Clerk Reasoning Ability Exam Section

 This section tests your ability to identify patterns and logical links hidden in the questions.

What this section need?

Verbal and non-verbal and logical reasoning concepts must be pertinent; you cannot just loose time in figuring out what is asked in the question.

Keep all your shortcuts/techniques/tricks handy; write them down on the side of the paper.

Basic reasoning concepts need brilliancy so in a single scan of questions you know  what you have to do and what you need to avoid.  

How this section can be prepared?

Practice through online mock tests is the best key to this unlock this section.

Go through IBPS CLERK exam previous year question papers so that you know which topics need your attention more.

Fix time period for this section and make sure you follow the time plan.

Separate topics that you have mastered already and those which need more practice and concentration.

Work on weak topics each day and prepare a weekly chart accordingly.

Topics to focus for IBPS Clerk Exam 2016:

Analogy

Coding & Decoding

Blood relations

Sitting arrangements

Series completion

Syllogisms

Decision making

Statement reasoning

Analogy,

Series completion

Classification

Directions

Statement and Argument

 Judgment Formation

 Number Puzzles

Odd one out

IBPS Clerk Exam Quantitative Aptitude Section

This section tests your elementary level mathematics i.e. from class 8th to class 10th class in the preliminary examination and higher level mathematical concepts in the Main Examination.

What this section needs?

Strong hold on basics of mathematical topics and chapters.

Formulas, techniques, method, theorems and procedure for specific topics must be well practiced to save time in this section.

 Section demands heavy calculations so do not try to do complete calculations; rely on the approximate calculations.

Make it a habit of going through the answers given as options so that while solving you can relate that whether you are on the right track or not.

How this section can be prepared?

Devise your own shortcuts.

Practice from online tests, sample papers, mobile applications and various websites.

You must go through 8th to 10th CBSE mathematics books to clarify your weak topics/points especially basics.

Just round decimals up to two or three places and match with the nearest option available in the answer set given.

For advance topics such as trigonometry, calculus, graphs, equations and tabulation need consistent hard work and practice session.

Take full fledged online mathematical section test on Sundays so that you can spot your weak areas and work accordingly.

Topics to focus for IBPS Clerk Exam 2016:

Number system

Simplifications

Roots & Averages

Surds & Indices

Percentages

Profit & Loss

Ratio & Proportion

Partnership

Chain Rule

Time & Work

Pipes & Cisterns

Time & Distances

Problems on Trains

Boats & Streams

Allegation & Mixtures

Simple Interest

Compound Interest

Stocks & Shares

Clocks & Algorithms

Mensuration

Volume & Surface Area

Permutations & Combinations

Heights & Distances

Data Integration

Line Graphs

Bar Graphs

Pie Charts

Tabulation

Trigonometry

We hope that this article will help you in preparing well for your IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 goal.

All the very best!

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IBPS PO 2016 Important Dates

IBPS PO 2016 Important Dates  

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the Probationary Officer examinations to fill vacancies in the banking sector. Considered as the most sought-after entry level officer position in the prestigious job of bank, a plethora of candidates appear for the IBPS PO exams every year. IBPS has specified the vital details or timetable for IBPS PO 2016 in the notification. The candidates who are willing to appear for this exam should fill the form and appear for the exam accordingly. IBPS PO examination is conducted to fill the vacancies in 23 public sector banks in the PO cadre.

Here is your complete list of IBPS PO Important Dates 2016. The candidates should not miss any date as each and every one of this is important for exam.

The IBPS PO 2016 important dates or schedule gives you information about last date for filling application form, getting admit card, exam dates and also the expected result dates. In order to shortlist the candidates, the IBPS exam body conducts recruitment process, online prelim exam, online main exam and the final interview round.

Here is your complete list of IBPS PO 2016 Important Dates. This contains date sheet for all important events related to IBPS PO 2016 exam.

- Online registration of application- July – Aug, 2016

- Online Fee Payment- July – Aug, 2016

- Downloading call letter for pre-exam training- Sep, 2016

- Pre-exam training- Sep, 2016

- Downloading call letter for online exam – Preliminary- Sep, 2016 onwards

- IBPS PO 2016 preliminary exam date- October 16, 22 and 23, 2016

- Result of IBPS Prelim Online exam- Oct, 2016

- Downloading call letter for online exam – Main- Oct, 2016

- IBPS PO 2016 main exam date- November 20, 2016

- Result of IBPS Main Online exam- Nov, 2016

- Downloading call letter for interview- Dec, 2016

- Interview Conducting Schedule- Jan, 2017

- Provisional Allotment- April, 2017

The candidates must note that this is the tentative schedule for the IBPS PO 2016 exam. The candidates should stay tuned to http://www.ibps.in or our website for further notification and sure date sheet of IBPS PO exam 2016.

Till then, be prepared for this tough competition. Post your queries in our comments section below. 

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IBPS CLERK 2016 Important Dates

IBPS CLERK 2016 Important Dates

IBPS recently released the Recruitment Notification for clerical level positions 2016 in participating organizations. It must be noted that the IBPS Clerk 2016 exam shall be conducted with new pattern.

Here is what you need to know about the IBPS clerk notification 2016.

-  Name of the conducting department: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

-  Name of the Post: Clerical Cadre (CWE Clerks - IV)

-  IBPS Clerk 2016 Preliminary Exam Date: 26 Nov 2016, 27 Nov 2016, 3 Dec 2016, 4 Dec 2016

- IBPS Clerk 2016 Main Exam Date: 31 Nov 2016 & 1 Jan 2017

- Required Minimum Qualification: Graduation

- Age limit: 20 to 30 years

- Selection process: Online Written Test and Interview

- Last date to apply: Not Announced

- Mode of Application: Online

Important points to consider:

The registration process for IBPS Clerk Preliminary and Main Exam 2016 shall be done through online mode only. For both these exams, there is single registration (wherever applicable). The payment is also accepted through online mode ONLY.

The candidates who are willing to appear for IBPS Clerk 2016 exam are advised to visit official website, i.e., www.ibps.in regularly for detailed notification for IBPS CWE Clerical - VI Exam 2016.

Tentative Schedule of IBPS Clerk 2016 important dates

- Last Date of IBPS Clerk CWE Registration- September 2016

- IBPS Clerk Exam Online Payment of Application Form- August 2016

- IBPS Clerk Online Payment of Application Fees- September 2016

- Download IBPS Pre-Examination Training (PET) Admit Card- November 2016

- IBPS Clerk Pre-Examination Training- November 2016

- Download IBPS Clerk Exam Admit Card- November 2016

- IBPS Clerk 2016 Preliminary Exam Date- 26 Nov 2016, 27 Nov 2016, 3 Dec 2016, 4 Dec 2016

- Result of IBPS CWE Clerk Exam (Preliminary)- December 2016

- Download call Letter of Online Exam Mains- December 2016

- IBPS Clerk 2016 Main Exam Date- 31 Nov 2016 & 1 Jan 2017

- Declaration of Result Mains- January 2017

- Interview Dates for IBPS Clerk 2016- February 2017

- Provisional Allotment of IBPS Clerk- April 2017

Check our website regularly or visit the official website of IBPS for exact dates, which have not been announced yet. 

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QUICK PREPARATION TIPS FOR IBPS CLERK 2016

QUICK PREPARATION TIPS FOR IBPS CLERK 2016

Keep calm and sail through, if you wish to qualify the IBPS Clerk 2016 exam. If you have been preparing for your exam with all honestly and religiously, but are nervous at the final show time, this article will surely help you get over your exam fever. These are your quick preparation tips for IBPS Clerk 2016. By now, you would have prepared more or less the entire syllabus. It would just be a little here and a little there scenario now, right? Have a look at these quick preparation tips for your exam and get filled with confidence.

Time Management: Which section to appear first?

Attempt the sections which are your strong point. Leave the time taking sections for later stage. But, make sure that you decide about it before starting the exam.

There are a total of 50 questions carrying one mark each in every section. Target not more than 30-40 minutes for your strong section. You can be even faster than this. This will give you more time in your weaker sections.

Accuracy: How to avoid negative marking in IBPS Clerk 2016 exam?

Accuracy is all that matters for qualifying IBPS Clerk 2016 exam. You all know that there is a negative marking scheme of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. The best thing in such a scenario is, when in doubt, leave. Remember, correct answers value more. If you can correctly answer 20-25 questions in General Awareness section, you can also get some grace marks. So, make sure that you first complete the questions which you are 100% sure. Then go to second-most confident questions.

Focusing on the main topics for the last minute IBPS Clerk 2016 exam

Look at these topics, which should be your focus areas in the last minute preparation-

Reasoning- Seating arrangements, Placements and puzzles, syllogisms and deductive reasoning

Quantitative- Squares & square roots, cubes & cube roots, ratio-proportion, profit and loss, Compound Interest & Simple Interest

Computers- Just go through your notes and important points

General Awareness- Remain banking-centric and have an eye for important policies and programmes

English- Grammar, Basic language and Comprehension

Overall, all you need to do is relax, after you have prepared well. Just be confident to qualify IBPS Clerk 2016 exam

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IBPS PO 2016 FAQs

IBPS PO 2016 FAQs

With IBPS PO examination 2016 approaching, the aspiring candidates are all geared up for the tough competition. This examination demands everything, right from your practice sessions to revision strategy, in check. This opportunity places competent candidates in 29 public sector and regional rural banks, thereby giving them a steady and secured career path along with strong financial base. IBPS PO Exam is in the list of top 10 recruitment drives in India, as candidates in huge numbers are shortlisted and placed in the banking and other allied government services.

IBPS PO Exam is an open invitation to all the aspiring candidates who really want to take up career in the banking sector as a Probationary Officer. IBPS ensures that candidates are placed in famed banks which provide them a settled base to build their strong professional foundation on it.

One can qualify IBPS PO Exam 2016 with a very crisp preparatory and revision plan while working on their weak subjects and topics conscientious. IBPS PO 2016 CWE (Common Written Examination) shall be conducted in two stages: IBPS PO Preliminary Exam and IBPS PO Main Examination; both the exams are online based objective type and shall carry limited allotted time to solve the examinations.

Qualifying IBPS PO Exam is the first step to achieve the dream of being a Probationary Officer in a prominent bank.  All important dates and relevant updates are released on the official website of IBPS at: http://www.ibps.in/ . It is always advisable to keep up with this website so that you do not miss important things related to the IBPS PO Exam 2016.

Don’t be puzzled or confused about anything that is related to the IBPS PO Exam 2016, we have jotted down all common and frequently asked questions on IBPS PO Exam 2016 to help and guide you better.

  1. What are the important dates for IBPS PO 2016 Exam?

IBPS has released a tentative dates for its Preliminary and Main exam for this year. Detailed table on all the important dates for IBPS PO 2016 are given below:

IBPS PO Recruitment Activities

Important Tentative Dates

Online registration and fee payment through IBPS official website

In the month of July-August

*Exact Dates are yet to be released by IBPS*

Download Call Letters or, admit cards for pre-exam training

September 2016

*Exact Dates are yet to be released by IBPS*

Pre-Exams Training for shortlisted eligible candidates

September 2016

*Exact Dates are yet to be released by IBPS*

Download Call Letters or, admit cards for IBPS PO Preliminary Exam

September 2016 onwards

*Exact Dates are yet to be released by IBPS*

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam

16th October, 2016,

22nd October,.2016,

23rd October, 2016

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam result Declaration

In the month of October*

*Exact Dates are yet to be released by IBPS*

Download Call Letters or, admit cards for IBPS PO Main Exam

In the month of October*

*Exact Dates are yet to be released by IBPS*

IBPS PO Main Exam

20th November,.2016

IBPS PO Main Exam result Declaration

In the month of November*

*Exact Dates are yet to be released by IBPS*

Download Call Letter for IBPS Interview

In the month of December*

*Exact Dates are yet to be released by IBPS*

IBPS Interview Conduct

In the month of January 2017*

*Exact Dates are yet to be released by IBPS*

Provisional Allotment

In the month of April 2017*

*Exact Dates are yet to be released by IBPS*

  1. Is there any published detailed advertisement for the upcoming IBPS PO exam 2016?

Yes, IBPS is very particular about publishing a proper advertisement about its examinations for the posts in Probationary Officer cadre and Clerical department. The same detailed advertisement is published on the official website of IBPS. Candidates must go through the complete advertisement to grasp the gist of IBPS PO Exam.

Have a look at the detailed advertisement for the IBPS PO Exam 2016: http://www.ibps.in/wp-content/uploads/Notification_giving_-Calendar_of_Examinations_during_2016_2017-1.pdf

You must regularly visit official website of IBPS to learn all updates and notifications published for the candidates.

  1. What is the eligibility criteria required for IBPS PO 2016 Exam?

It is recommended that you must go through the laid down eligibility criteria to check whether you are eligible to give this exam or not. Here are the full fledged eligibility details of IBPS PO Exam 2016 against which you can check your acceptability for the exam:

  • Nationality required for the IBPS PO Exam 2016: A candidate must be either:

          -  a Citizen of India or

          -  a subject of Nepal or

         -  a subject of Bhutan or

         -  a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or

         -  a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

  • Required Qualifications for the IBPS PO Exam 2016: Candidate must have passed graduation or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized university or college or central government as on 1st August, 2016. There is no percentage criteria; candidate must show his/her passing degree when asked or at the time of interview process.
  • Age Limit for the IBPS PO Exam 2016: The minimum age for IBPS PO Exam 2016 is 20 years and maximum age is 30 years as on 1st July, 2016.

  1. Is there any upper age relaxation allowed in IBPS PO Exam 2016?

Yes, upper age relaxation is allowed by IBPS on the basis of category to which a candidate belongs. The given table provides you details on upper age limit relaxation:

S. No.

                                         Category

Age Relaxation

      1

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe

5 years

      2

OBC(Other Backward Classes)-Non Creamy Layer

3 Years

      3

Persons with disabilities (Gen)

10 years

      4

Persons with disabilities (SC /ST)

15 Years

      5

Persons with disabilities (OBC)

13 Years

     6

Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service.

5 Years

     7

Persons ordinarily domiciled of the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989

5 Years

  1. Is IBPS PO Exam 2016 registration process online or offline?

The Process of registration for IBPS PO Exam 2016 will be only through online mode. Candidates are supposed to go through one time registration process and that will be eligible for both Preliminary and Main examination.

  1. What is the structure of the Exam pattern of IBPS PO Exam 2016?

IBPS PO exam 2016 is one of the most eyed examinations of this year and candidates are gearing up for it with every possible effort according to its stern exam pattern.

The IBPS PO Exam 2016 exam pattern that shall be followed is given in the table below:

Phase

Type

Step/Phase name

Phase 1

Online

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam

Phase 2

Online

IBPS PO Main Exam

Phase 3

Face to Face

Final Interview

IBPS PO Exam 2016 shall be conducted into three important phases as mentioned above. It is mandatory for candidates to qualify all the three phases to finally get placed in the banking sector.

IBPS reserves the right to modify the structure of the examination which will be intimated through its website. Other detailed information regarding the examination will be given in an Information Handout, which will be made available for the candidates to download along with the call letters from the authorized IBPS website: www.ibps.in .

  1. Is there any negative marking in IBPS PO Exam 2016?

Yes, there is negative marking scheme applicable for both the Preliminary and Main PO CWE (Common Written Examination) 2016.

For every right answer, 1 mark will be awarded and for every wrong answer, 0.25 marks are deducted.

In case there is no answer provided, then there will not be any negative marking for that answer.

  1. Can I use a scribe?

Or,

What are the guidelines for Persons with Disabilities (PWD) using a scribe?

Yes, candidates that are visually impaired or cannot write the examinations due to any reason can use a scribe for the IBPS PO Examinations.

The applicable guideline/rule in case scribe is being used for IBPS PO Exam 2016 are given below:

      -  Candidate has to arrange his/her own scribe.

      -  Scribe cost shall be shared by the candidate.

      -  The scribe can be from any academic background.

      -  Scribe cannot be more than one candidate.

      -  Scribe and candidate who are taking the exam together are supposed to write an undertaking confirming about the eligibility of the scribe.

     -  Candidates who are equipped with scribe shall be allowed 20 more minutes for every online examination.

     -  On later stages if it is found that scribe didn’t fulfill his/her eligibility will lead to the cancellation in candidature of the applicant.

     -  Scribe must not be a candidate of IBPS PO CWE Examination.

     -  Person seeking scribe facility must specify the same while filling IBPS PO Exam 2016 form carefully.

  1. What is the IBPS PO Exam 2016 Syllabus?

The syllabus for IBPS PO Common Written Examinations 2016 stage wise is provided in the table below so that you can prepare accordingly.

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2016

Section Name

Total Questions

Total Marks

Duration of Exam

What is tested under this section?

Mode of examination

Marking Scheme

English Language

30

30

1 Hour

This section tests your English vocabulary, and grammar. Reading and writing  skills are tested through comprehensions and

Un-seen passages.

Online

Negative marking is applicable while assessment of the exam; for every wrong answer there is a penalty of 0.25 marks. If there is no answer provided, then there is no penalty for that answer.

Quantitative Aptitude/Numerical Ability

35

35

This section tests your elementary level mathematics i.e. from class 8th till class 10th class.

Reasoning Ability

35

35

This section is to test your ability to fit logics and concepts within allotted time period. Questions based on identifying patterns and argumentation links are asked to test your IQ.

IBPS PO Main Exam 2016

Section Name

Total Questions

Total Marks

Duration of Exam

What is covered under this section?

Mode of Examination

Marking Scheme

English Language

40

40

2 Hour

This section tests your vocabulary, Comprehensions, unseen passages, and Grammar.

Online

Negative marking is applicable while assessment of the exam; for every wrong answer there is a penalty of 0.25 marks. If there is no answer provided, then there is no penalty for that answer.

Quantitative Aptitude/Numerical Ability

50

50

This section tests elementary mathematics till class 10th.

Reasoning Ability

50

50

This section tests your ability to identify patterns and logical links.

GK Test

40

40

Checks general knowledge, current affairs, important dates, Indian economy, international updates, and other latest updates on the world around you.

Computer Knowledge

20

20

Basics computer, internet and networking concepts and terms.

  1. What are the major topics that I should focus to prepare for IBPS PO Exam 2016?

The table below is to help you in preparing important topics section-wise for the IBPS PO Exam 2016.

Sections asked

Topics to Focus On

English Language

IBPS PO Exam English Topics to focus on:

  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Word formation
  • Sentence completion
  • Comprehensions
  • Unseen passages
  • Theme detection
  • Deriving conclusions
  • Passage completion
  • Error detection
  • Passage correction
  • Sentence correction
  • Spelling,
  • Problems on English Grammar
  •  Idioms
  • Phrases
  • Words and Meanings; this includes foreign Language words
  • Giving summary for the given Comprehension/passage

Quantitative Aptitude

IBPS PO Exam Quantitative Aptitude Topics to focus on:

  • Number system
  • Simplifications
  • Roots & Averages
  • Surds & Indices
  • Percentages
  • Profit & Loss
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Partnership
  • Chain Rule
  • Time & Work
  • Pipes & Cisterns
  • Time & Distances
  • Problems on Trains
  • Boats & Streams
  • Allegation & Mixtures
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Stocks & Shares
  • Clocks & Algorithms
  • Mensuration
  • Volume & Surface Area
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Heights & Distances
  • Data Integration
  • Line Graphs
  • Bar Graphs
  • Pie Charts
  • Tabulation

General Knowledge

IBPS PO Exam General Knowledge Topics to focus on:

  • Commonly asked General knowledge Questions
  • National and international of Current Events
  • Banking Terms, rules and terminologies
  • News on Reserve Bank Of India
  • Latest released plans and policies for banking domain
  • Indian Budget especially Union and Railway Budget
  • Current research and discoveries
  • Books and Authors
  • Worldwide Famous Awards
  • Renowned Personalities
  • News on Indian Defense services
  • Sports
  • Marketing terms and concepts 
  • Financial Awareness
  • Indian Economy
  • Marketing Management strategies
  • Marketing Policies
  • Branding and Advertising
  • Life Cycle of a product
  • Marketing Legal terms and definitions

Reasoning Ability

IBPS PO Exam Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning Topics to focus on:

  • Analogy
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Blood relations
  • Sitting arrangements
  • Series completion
  • Syllogisms
  • Decision making
  • Statement reasoning
  • Analogy,
  • Series completion
  • Classification
  • Directions
  • Statement and Argument
  •  Judgment Formation
  •  Number Puzzles
  • Odd one out

Computer Knowledge

IBPS PO Computer Awareness Topics to focus on:

  • Concepts on Operating System and its configurations
  • Computer Hardware and Software Terminologies
  • Commonly used computer Shortcuts
  • Questions on MS Office that includes MS word, Excel, Power Point, and Access
  • Basic knowledge of Internet & Networks
  • Security Systems Concepts
  • Knowledge about Latest Technologies
  • Information and technology related concepts

  1. What are the things to remember while going for IBPS PO Common Entrance Examinations?

Or,

What are the important documents that must be carried while going for IBPS preliminary and Main examinations?

Here are some of the important documents that must be carried because in absence of any of these, candidates shall not be allowed to give IBPS PO preliminary as well as Main Exam.

-  Valid Call letter of the respective date and session of the examination issued to you.

-  ID proof as mentioned in the call letter or mentioned in the application form.

-  Photocopy of the ID proof that you will carry must be carried along.

Important things to follow/remember are:

-  Reach 1 or 2 hours before the examination time so that other online formalities for the exam are done on time. Candidate reaching

-  Candidate reaching examination center after reporting/allowed time shall not be entertained.

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