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IBPS Exam Strategies : What to do just before Exam

Published on Friday, March 21, 2014
IBPS conducts bank exams every year or at least for the last three years they have been doing that.. IBPS can be seen as an opportunity for all graduates who are cited to get a bank job or a job which has security as the base.

Job aspirants are gaining in number every year. You can check that from stats, approximately 13.5 Lakh candidates have appeared for PO examination and 57000 have been shortlisted for the interview process. So, the first big step for any aspirant is to clear online examination. We all do know the pattern of the examination, but are unable to succeed in clearing the cutoff.

So, here is what to do just before the examination :

Have a strategy

I know you are irritated with these words, but these words help you a lot then any of them.

Know your strongholds

If you know where you are strong in the 5 sections, you can work hard for the rest and work smart in your strong subject.

Have an action plan for at least 2 weeks

No one would follow a time table, people following their own time table are very minimal. So, practice in your manner, but before 2 weeks, you need to sort out time for all sections and in these 2 weeks try to stick to your plan.

Avoid last minute preparations

Please, I beg you not to go for last minute preparation, more than adding to your knowledge, it destroys your confidence and belief.

Be calm before your examination

As soon as you reach your examination center, try to be normal, ease out your tension, listen to some songs on your phone, try to concentrate and remain focused.

Plan your exam

As soon as you start your examination, try to answer paper in your manner, as far as me, I try to complete Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude in the first leg and depending upon time I do the next sections.

Don’t follow others

I know many of you would try to do the way suggested by authors in some books, esp., books with all sections embedded in one book and compiled by local book printer. You can approach those kinds of books for practice and nothing else, if you have completed working or practicing books of renowned publishers. They suggest you how to solve paper in particular pattern, but it may not work for everyone. Try to evaluate a pattern of your own.

Have an eye on time

As soon as you start your exam, do have an eye on exam, but don’t panic. Try to work fast, try to hunch, only if you are an expert.

One base tip : Try to answer minimum questions required to clear cut off level first as having marks in every section is mandatory and then run along to have maximum marks…
Its tough to guess how many marks would be set as cut off for different sections and also in total. But, while solving you can sense the cut off. For instance, PO 3 was tough, and many people were afraid to see the number of questions they have answered. I personally attempted 105-110 questions, which results to more than 1 minute for each question. I succeeded in clearing exam with 75 marks. Many have missed their chance by attempting more than 120 questions.

Don’t try to solve many questions, try to be smart and answer…

These are my experiences, I try to follow the above points every time, I have cleared Clerk 2(failed in Interview though), PO and Clerk 3…

These tips are self compiled out of my own experiences… I hope they might help you in future examinations.

All The Best…

This article is written by Bharath Kumar and it's a part of March article writing contest. Participate here.
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