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How to crack IBPS PO Prelims 2016 in 30 days

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The IBPS PO Prelims 2016 is round the corner and we anticipate you must be all set for giving your best in the examination. But we give you some of the most incredible tips for preparation within 30 days.

Before going on the tips, let us take a look at the pattern of the examination:


Number of questions


English Language

30 Questions

30 Marks

Quantitative Aptitude

35 Questions

30 Marks

Reasoning Ability

35 Questions

35 Marks 

Now after we had an idea of the pattern. Let us take a look at the important dates of IBPS PO Prelims 2016:


Exam Dates

IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card Download Date

23.09 to 08.10.2016

IBPS PO Pre Exam Dates (CWE VI)

16, 22, 23.10.2016

IBPS PO Prelims Result 2016

November 2016

Let us now get ready for a dynamic study plan which will make you prepare the ground for IBPS PO Prelims 2016:

1st week:

In the first week, go through the following important topics from each section. Give proper attention to the areas in which you are weak at but it highly advisable not to waste more time on a particular section.


  • Machine Input/ Output
  • Inequality
  • Blood Relation

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Number System
  • Fraction
  • Decimal
  • Multiplication
  • Square
  • Square Root
  • Cube
  • Cube Root
  • BODMAS rule


  • Fill in the blanks
  • Cloze test

2nd week:

Try to be a bit more focused in the second week. Given below are the topics from each section which you need to prepare in the 2nd week.


  • Syllogism
  • Series
  • Sitting Arrangement

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Data Interpretation (Profit and loss, Ratio and proportion, Problems on Average, Percentage etc.)
  • Number Series


  • Sentence Correction and editing
  • Para jumbles
  • Paragraph Completion

3rd week:

This week should be of intense focus. Given below are the topics from each section which you need to prepare in the 3rd week.


  • Ranking
  • Direction and Distance
  • Coding-Decoding

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Time Speed and Distance
  • Problems Relating to Trains
  • Simple and Compound Interest


  • Multiple Meanings
  • Spotting errors
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Sentence Correction

4th week:

This has to be the week of utmost importance. Given below are the topics from each section which you need to prepare in the 3rd week.


Revise the topics given below:

  • Seating arrangement
  • Series
  • Inequality
  • Blood and Relation
  • Syllogism
  • Machine Input-Output

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Permutation and combination
  • Time and work
  • Probability
  • Revise Simplification and Data Interpretation


  • Reading Comprehension Passage
  • Vocabulary

Some of the useful tips:

  • Strictly adhere to a daily study plan. It will help you to go by a structured approach for preparation.
  • Don’t go for last minute rigorous preparation as it will make you confused and you will end up messed.
  • Don’t overthink about cut- off marks. Go on solving as many questions you can.

We hope that this article will help you to get a perfect study plan for IBPO Prelims 2016 for 30 days. Stay connected for more updates. We wish you good luck!

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