Last Week Tips for IBPS PO IV Exam

Published on Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Many readers asked me to share last week tips for IBPS PO IV. So today I am sharing few tips that may increase your final score :-

1) Don't start anything new

It's not the right to start a new topic in Quantitative Aptitude or Reasoning. Instead of this concentrate on General awareness and Computer knowledge.

I have already uploading IBPS PO GK Digest. Download it for free. Also download September GK Digest. You don't need any other book besides these two free ebooks for General Awareness section.

For Computer knowledge section I have started uploading the material. I will try to upload more material in this week.

Read Quantitative aptitude notes here for final day preparation

Read Data Interpretation series here

2) Take few mock tests

D-day shouldn't be a surprise test for you. You should be fully prepared to take any challenge. It is a fact that IBPS PO exam is never unexpected. We all know the syllabus. We all know that there will be 3-4 Data Interpretation set. So to crack this exam, try to comfortable with examination pattern.

Go to for free mock tests.

3) Identify marks rich questions

Marks rich questions are those which takes less time but fetch you more marks. Here is list of marks rich questions for IBPS PO IV exam :-

General awareness

  • Countries and their capitals and currencies
  • Cabinet ministers
  • National movie awards
  • Asian games
  • Monetary policy rates
  • Full forms of banking terms
  • Full forms of important organizations
  • Functions of banking 

Quantitative aptitude

  • Venn diagram
  • Data interpretation with tables


  • Data sufficiency
  • Machine input output
  • Syllogism
  • Coding decoding

4) Proper Time management during exam

As per me optimum time allotment should be :-
  • Quantitative Aptitude - 35-40 minutes
  • English - 25-30 minutes
  • Reasoning - 30-35 minutes
  • General awareness - 15 minutes
  • Computer knowledge - 10 minutes

5) Start reading online newspapers

It's best time to be comfortable with screen reading. Read "The Hindu" or "Indian Express". Avoid commercial newspapers like TOI.

Many candidates feels difficulty to sit for 2 hours in front of computer screen, Try to make it a habit.

What should be your Target score

Last year cutoff for General category was 61. This year I expect it to increase as competition level has increased and more people are preparing seriously. Further there is 80% weightage to online test, so you should aim at least 25% marks more than cutoff.

You should aim at least 85 marks to get selected. This is the safe score along with a normal interview (excluding abnormal interviews with lots of arguments) will fetch you a slot in first list.

I hope the habits will improve your scores.

Best of luck!

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