How to start preparation for IBPS Clerk Mains Exam

Published on Thursday, December 17, 2015
Hi readers,

Congratulations to all the readers who cracked IBPS Clerk Prelims exam. Today I am showing to tell you how to start your preparations. 
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Quantitative Aptitude

Data interpretation is the major part of this section. Questions will involves complex calculation. There will be two sets in the exam, it's fine to skip one difficult set if there is shortage of time. 

Easy chapters
  • Series
  • Arithmetic (Time & Work, Time & distance, Partnership, Ratio & Proportions, CI & SI, Algebra and Profit & Loss)
If you see the IBPS PO Mains exam analysis, you'll notice that 30 questions were asked from Series and Arithmetic. 

Normally it takes at least 10 minutes to solve a DI set. It's always a good idea to pick easy questions so skip 1 DI set.

In PO Mains, we saw Data Sufficiency, normally it's not a part of Clerk syllabus but you should prepare yourself for surprises.

==>> Download Data Interpretation workbook


This is the most difficult section of the exam. You need to choose the easiest question to beat this section. Time is the biggest hurdle in this section. Skip puzzles in this section.

Easy questions

  • Inequalities
  • Syllogism
  • Problems based on ages

Hard questions

  • Puzzles (Workbook)
  • Machine input output

Computer Awareness

Computer awareness is relatively easy and scoring section. As this section contains 40 marks, you shouldn't stick to basics. Read PK series for in-depth knowledge of the subject.

==>>Download Computer Awareness ebook 

English language

You can't improve your English within few days but you can learn few techniques to perform better.

Steps in English language preparation :-
1) Read English Grammar Digest (read whatever basic grammar book you have)
2) Learn vocabulary words using root words technique
3) Practice all types of questions once
4) Download RC workbook

==>> Download English Language Guide

General Awareness

General awareness is the low hanging fruit in this exam. If you are expecting to score 30+ in General awareness section just by a 60-70 pages capsule then that's the biggest mistake you can do. Read Current Affairs daily. I recommend you to install GK Digest Android Application to read current affairs daily. 100% questions will be asked from the contents of this application. 


  • Time management is the major issue for most of the candidates. General Awareness, Computer Awareness and English language can bring you more marks per minute. 
  • Read GK and current affairs everyday from GK Digest Android application
  • Practice at least 5 mock papers in the last week of the exam 
  • Concentrate on scoring sections
  • Make an exam strategy and attempt mock tests based on this strategy

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