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Tips to Crack IBPS PO (Pre) 2016 Examination 100%


Tips to Crack IBPS PO (Pre) 2016 Examination 100%

Lacs of aspirants are preparing for banking examination. But for them it is very hard to get right advise. Many websites have the links that tells how to crack the IBPS PO Examination. But all those things are good in conversation but practically how to prepare, this strategy is not available elsewhere on internet.

Now lets see how to prepare to crack IBPS PO (Pre) Examination 2016. Following is the exam scheme for IBPS Bank Probationary Officer Preliminary Examination 2016.

Subjects No. of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time
English 30 30  

60 Minutes

Reasoning 35 35
Maths 35 35


List of topics for IBPS Bank PO (Pre) 2016 examination :-
Maths Reasoning English
Simplification Alphabetical Order Nouns
BODMAS Coding and Decoding Pronouns
Percentage Blood Relation Conjuctions
Profit & Loss Direction Verbs
Simple Interest Order and Ranking Time and tense
Compound Interest Sitting Arrangement Sentence rearrangements
Ratio & Proportion Puzzle Preposition
Partnership Data Sufficiency Adjectives
Age Syllogism Cloze test
Average Machine Input Articles
Data Iterpretation Inequalities Vocabulary
Time and Work Decision Making Synonyms
Pipe and Cistern Arguments Antonyms
Time and Distance Course of Action Reading Comprehension
Train Assumption Adverbs
Boat and Stream Cause and effect Fill in the blanks
Mixture and Allegation Series Spotting similar and disimilar words
Permutation and Combination Analogy
Probability Classification
Inequality Logical Venn Diagram
Data Sufficiency


From the above elaboration we have seen the topics subjectwise. Further the most important thing is time management. Time Management is the hardest thing which you have to do. Time management in examination is hurdle for all students. How much time should be given to a particular subject. Now lets us examine it one by one.

IBPS PO (Pre) English Strategy 

Many students have fear in their mind about english. You have 30 questions in english part. You should give 10-13 minutes to english language. If you attempt the reading comprehension correctly then you can secure minimum 7-8 marks. Reading Comprehension also called passage can be completed in 6-7 minutes. If you have problem in synonym and antonyms leave them there itself.

Then move forward towards error detection part and cloze test. You only focus on these three topics that is Passage, cloze test , error detection that’s all. These are the topics of approximate 20 marks. If you make 15 correct answers. You will secure atleast 12-13 marks in english. That is sufficient. You can check the record of previous years. The cut off for english language is around 7-9 all the years. So you will pass IBPS PO (Pre) 2016 English examination.

IBPS PO (Pre) Maths Strategy

This is the most important subject. The problem while solving maths questions is you waste lots of time in making simplification questions. Straight way you should leave those questions that have lengthy calculations. Just remember square, square roots, cube, cube roots, multiplication of numbers around 50,100,200,1000. Like you should be able to multiply number 119 X 138 in 3 seconds.

 You should give 22-25 minutes to solve mathematics questions. Most important you should practice graph charts. If you make graphs charts correct then you will have 10 marks for sure. .Wherever you feel one question is taking more than 45 seconds, leave that there itself. Move to next question. Atleast you should try to attempt 20-25 questions in maths. If you have done 18 Correct questions then you can score atleast 16-18 marks in maths. The cut off for maths is around 7-9 marks usually.


IBPS PO (Pre) Reasoning Strategy

According to experts, in IBPS PO(Pre) examination reasoning should be solved before maths. Most of the students face problem with Syllogism, Sitting arrangement with blood relation and puzzle. Those students should straight way leave these questions and focus on the rest topics. Above topics are of 10 marks, so do not attempt those questions.

But, if a candidate is good in inequalities, coding decoding, machine input, series and blood relation. That candidate can easily score 16-17 marks. Seriously talking, just leave sitting arrangement and syllogism but make rest of the topics strong. Atleast try to attempt 20-25 questions  with in 22-25 minutes. After all, Reasoning subject has highest cut off that is atleast 12 marks, usually. So, pay adequate focus to  reasoning.

If you prepare with above mentioned strategy, assures your success in IBPS PO (Pre) Examination 2016. You can secure following marks :-

13 (English) + 20 (Maths) + 20 (Reasoning) = 53 (Total) Marks

Last year in 2015, 37.25 was the IBPS PO (Pre) examination cut off. If you secure 50 marks or more, you can clear it definitely. has taken advise from expert bankers and broUght the above very useful preparation strategy. wishes you all the best for the examination. Finally, if you like the post please share it with your friends. So that your friends can too get the benefit and prepare accordingly. Keep visiting for such updates.

Best of Luck


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    good article

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    thank you sir, i was really very much confused. Now i got the idea. thanks again…

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    sandeep singh

    what about sbi po

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    Banti Sharma

    kitne din mein bank po ki taiyari puri kar sakte h

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    which is better rrb or ibps

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