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11 tips to crack English in IBPS PO 2016

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How does it feel when you are surrounded by people who speak flawless English with an amazing flow? Yes, it feels so good that you can barely prevent yourself from listening to them. This adds to the personality of an individual and makes him/ her “apple of the eye”. It doesn’t mean that you cannot do it? Yes, you can do it. Develop your interest towards improving it, not because you have to. In fact, you will learn more when you want to learn. Set a goal towards improving English, not a short term but a long term one because it will help in making yourself extremely presentable.

In this article, we provide you some of the incredible tips to excel in the English section of IBPS PO Prelims 2016 examination. Sensing the hesitation of the maximum candidates for attempting questions for English section, we have come up with a few tips which will help you in this direction.

But before that, let us take a look at the syllabus of the IBPS PO Prelims 2016 examination:

IBPS PO Prelims 2016: Pattern

Sl. No.






Reasoning Ability Paper



01 hour


Quantitative Aptitude Paper




English Language Paper






English Language:

As the IBPS PO Prelims examination is round the corner, you should be well aware of the pattern of the English paper and the weightage of each topic asked in the IBPS PO Prelims 2016.

Reading Comprehension


Cloze Test


Sentence Correction


Spot the error


Fill in the blanks


Para jumbles


 IBPS PO Prelims 2016: Expected Cut- off Marks:

Candidate’s Category

Cut-offs on Total (Out of 100)

Hearing Impaired (HI)


Visually Impaired (VI)


Scheduled Tribe (ST)


Orthopedically Challenged (OC)


Scheduled Caste (SC)


Other Backward Classes (OBC)


General (Gen)


We give you 10 phenomenal tips to score high in the ‘English Language’ section of IBPS PO 2016 examination. Here we go:

  • Please go through some of the standard books for grammar and go through the grammar rules. Having a good knowledge of the grammar rules will make you less prone to mistakes.
  • Develop the habit of reading. You can read newspapers, books and any other stuff you would love to but do not skip the habit of reading. This habit will improve your margin in English Language both in ‘Spoken English’ and ‘Written English’
  • Attempt the English Language section of some standard sample papers. This practice will improve your confidence and make you fast in your pace. You can also figure out the areas where you are poor and stress those areas in your practice sessions.
  • In the examination, always start with the sections which are small and answer them. This practice will develop a lot of your valuable time which you can invest in the sections which are time taking.
  • While attempting the questions of ‘Gap Fillers’ with two blanks, fill in the first blank first. After you fill in the first blank, it becomes easy to guess and fill in the second blank.
  • In the questions asked from sentence rearrangement, figure out the first and last sentence first. Meanwhile, you can arrange the rest.
  • For solving questions of reading comprehension, go through the questions first instead of going through the entire passage. Find out the answers in the passage. This method will save a lot of your time and is simple.
  • Please do not have a misconception that answering all the questions will get you good scores. Instead, the negative marking for the incorrect answers will affect your scores in a bad manner. Try to answer only those questions which you are sure about and skip the questions which you are not sure about.
  • Check out the ‘English Language’ section of the previous year’s IBPS PO Prelims papers. It will give you an idea of the questions asked.
  • Last but not the least, don’t take your abilities for granted. Sharpen them with your sincere efforts and hard work.

We hope that this article will help you create wonders in the English section of the IBPS PO examination. Good luck and stay connected for more updates.

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