How to attempt IBPS exam to score well

IBPS exams ( PO, Clerk and Specialist officer) are one of the easiest exam. In IBPS PO there are about 6.5 lacs students for whom 22,500 jobs are available. About 6.5 lacs students applies for the exam but there is absenteeism rate of 20% both at the time of exam and at the time of interview. Further many people don't join because of non-availability of favourable location. First thing you should keep in mind is getting a job via IBPS is not a tough thing. We should be now more considered about how to attempt IBPS exam and get succeed.

Before Exam 

Buy some good books 

Books are are important part of preparation process. Many students and even coaching institutes concentrates on magazines and previous question papers. Although many questions repeats but without knowing basic fundamentals you can never succeed in IBPS or any other competitive exam. Get list of experts  recommended books in our previous article :-

Be regular

It's very important to be regular while preparing for IBPS exams. If you have never appeared for any competitive exam then it would be very difficult to score with exam preparation of few weeks. It takes time understand fundamentals and then practice previous question papers. You need at least 2 months of regular preparation to score well in IBPS exams.

Stay updated

General awareness section carries equal marks as other sections. This section is least prepared by candidates. It should be clear that marks are given on the basis on highest marks obtained in the exam and these are based on percentile system. You should give adequate time to this section. Read at least year book and economic survey. I have mentioned book of General Awareness in above list of IBPS books.

During Exam

Time management

Most of the students fails in IBPS because they are unable to manage time properly. Candidates generally sticks to one section of the exam in which they are strong and try to solve all the questions in this section. Many students attempts English section at last and they allot few minutes to this section. Due to lack of time they skip reading comprehensions which is a high scoring part of any IBPS exam. It is better to allot time to each section, you can allot few more minutes to Quantitative section, the time you saved from general awareness and Computer knowledge section, but it is foolish to devote less time to English section.


Learning shortcut techniques is essential to get good at IBPS exam. In out IBPS books section we made a expert recommended list of books that contains hundreds of shortcut tricks and techniques. You are adviced to refer them all. It is better to spend two thousand rupees on books than wasting money on a coaching center where false promises are made to complete the full preparation in 2 months. You can prepare for IBPS exams within two months if you regularly give time to preparation yourself.

Choice of questions

Each question carries same marks in IBPS, it is wise to pick easy questions in which you are comfortable. It is foolish to attempt question on the basis of guess work. You need just 15 marks in quantitative section to clear cutoff, there is a myth among candidates that last year cutoff was 24 whereas this is on percentile basis. This is not absolute marking rather it is relative marking.

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  1. Read this

  2. Plz can u let know about the scaling process in ibps po

  3. Here is section wise maximum marks with expected cutoff

    Reasoning 16-19 out of 50
    Quantitative aptitude 18-23 out of 50
    English 17-19 out of 40
    General awareness - 15-17 out of 40
    Computer knowledge 7-8 out of 20

    1. raman,
      is this number of question in each section or marks..if marks den 2 get diz marks how many question 2 attend

    2. This is the final marks required after deducting marks for wrong questions. Attempt 80% of the questions with 80% accuracy, that would be more than enough

      Best of luck :)

  4. what will be the sectional cut off for ibps po 2013 for generals ??

  5. Sorry that file is removed because of copyright issue

  6. unable to download english rc 1000 practice paper??

  7. Sir I am from general category and I have got 112 marks in IBPS RRB officer scale-1.All are saying that I would not get an interview call because my marks are very low.Please reply me is there any chance that I would get a call of interview or not.I am from Haryana State.

  8. Sir I am from general category ,I have got 114 marks in IBPS RRB clerk. Please reply me there anychancce that i would get a call of interview or not .I am from Tamilnadu

    1. sir i m from obc category , i have got 132 marks in ibps rrb clerk. i will see my posion in ibps rrb s intervew

  9. Ramandip Sir,

    Please tell me the minimum number of questions dat i need 2 mk correct in each section
    so dat i can gt thru ibps po 2014

  10. Ramandeep Sir, I am preparing for IBPS PO 4. I go through its syllabus and it shows vague changes done into it.
    Both Reasoning and Quant are now of 50 marks each. what does it mean actually? do we have 50 questions now for 50 marks or 40 questions of 50 marks? how is the distribution of marks are there, that is my problem. Please clear this.
    Thank You!

  11. Hello Sir I wanted to Know That How can I Score More Than 140 Q in 2 Hours i m trying to attempt it but i can't go more than 102-103 Please Help me in that

  12. how can i prepare for PO english section...please suggest

  13. plz provide price of hard copy of your books

  14. Sir ibps rrb os1 me 140 score kaise krne.....I mean kis section me kitne kitne krne????accuracy kya ho????overall kitne ques attempt krne....plzzzz sir reply me......

  15. all of my sections are quite good but in english part m able to score in between 15-22 depending upon the m quite afraid in this part ! suggest anything


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