Strategies to crack IBPS PO and clerk exams

After scoring 166 which could be higher I prepared for more than 2 weeks. It is really easy to qualify with good marks in both IBPS PO and clerk exams if you are good at choosing right questions for you and know you strong subjects. You need to clear sectional cut-off and score high in your favourite subjects, in my case it was Data interpretation part of quantitative aptitude and Computer awareness. I attempted almost every question for these sections. 
Today I am sharing some of my strategies without which it is very difficult qualify IBPS exams :-

1. Don't try to reach exact answer

I have many candidates who always try to reach final answer. Objective exams are meant for assessing candidates decision making ability, no one can solve 250 questions in 120 minutes. It's all about estimation, after reaching a point where you can estimate the answer, you need reject options which according to you are wide away from your expected answer. For example your expected answer is 145 and there are options 110,120,130 and 140. Obviously a wise student will choose 140.

2. Try to learn shortcuts and time saving techniques

Shortcut techniques are key to crack PO and clerical exams. As you know most of the students fails to crack because they don't have time to solve all questions. You need to learn shortcut techniques. Most famous shortcut techniques are Vedic maths and Alligations. You can give a look to my previous post on Alligations, you can cover this topic within 30 minutes. For vedic maths i recommend 2 books which you can find on our buy books section.

3. Learn to choose questions

No one can solve all questions and everybody have some strengths and weaknesses. Before appearing for PO exam, do your swot analysis to find out which topics you know deeply and which are the topics where you are not comfortable. Please keep in mind that there are sectional cutoffs, you can't leave too many questions from same section.

4. Read at least one book for each subject

Reading books and practice maximum number of questions is the key to success. You should read at least one books, always try to avoid all in one book where author collects questions on all subjects.These kind of books don't explain fundamentals which are key to success, candidates end up solving questions without knowing basic concepts and shortcut techniques. Check IBPS cwe Clerk iii books for clerk exam.

5. Never skip "Marks Rich" questions

In IBPS PO and clerical exams there are at least 25% questions which can be solved in fraction of seconds. For example in quantitative techniques questions of data interpretation where you need to interpret simple graphs and find out percentages and changes over years in frequencies. When comparing these questions with those difficult questions in reasoning section which takes too much time, its wise to solve these marks rich questions than satisfying your ego to solve difficult questions.

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14 comments:

  1. I have a doubt....As the clerk exam is in Dec. so while preparing the GA section...till which month we should prepare? Till the Nov. itself ?

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  2. i have got 43% marks in 10 + 2.and i want to become a bank manager.please give suggestion . how i can clear bank p o test

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    1. then u have to establish ur own bank..................otherwise its difficult

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    2. @Shabad - Eligibility is graduation from UGC recognized university

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  3. sir i got 113 marks in ibps rrb office assistent 2013 obc category mandhya predesh any chance to interviw call
    my qulification is MCA.

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  4. Sir plz tell me.. for girls seats are reserved or not.. and what are the benefits for girls candidates..

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  5. Admin sir.........i need some suggestion from you plz help me its my humble request to you...........sir i have 45% marks in bcom.......i passed in sbi n rrb writen exams but finaly i didnt select..................now i m thinking to prepare for 2014 ibps PO exams coz my age dont permit me to apper for clerk exams i can only prepare for PO...........so sir, shall i start my preparation for tht?.......my poor academic marks wil hamper to get select?............as m wek in english how can i improv it.............and plz tel me how can i get the success in ibps PO exam 2014...............plz admin response its my humble request to you..........thank u................if any one like to give any suggestion plz reply.............

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  6. Admin sir.........i need some suggestion from you plz help me its my humble request to you...........sir i have 45% marks in bcom.......i passed in sbi n rrb writen exams but finaly i didnt select..................now i m thinking to prepare for 2014 ibps PO exams coz my age dont permit me to apper for clerk exams i can only prepare for PO...........so sir, shall i start my preparation for tht?.......my poor academic marks wil hamper to get select?............as m wek in english how can i improv it.............and plz tel me how can i get the success in ibps PO exam 2014...............plz admin response its my humble request to you..........thank u................if any one like to give any suggestion plz reply.............

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  7. SIR, i think you have given wrong answer for problem 1 in alligations and mixtures. please chect it. the answer should be 50.90 or approximately 51.

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  8. sir what is the general category ibps clerk passing marks?

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  9. sir, which form i have to fill for bank cleark??

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    1. Merely a cash deposit form :O

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  10. I am passing my bcom with 55% marks.. Kindly tell me whether I can give bank exams or not.... Please reply as soon as possible

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