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Indian Bank PO Mains Preparation tips


Indian Bank PO Mains pattern consists of Objective & Descriptive types. The duration of this exam is 120 Minutes. There is a negative marking of 0.25 per incorrect answer.

Below is the Objective pattern for PO Mains exam:



No. Of Questions

Maximum Marks


Reasoning Ability




English Language




Quantitative Aptitude




General Awareness (Relevant to Banking)




Computer Knowledge






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Descriptive paper:

  • The descriptive paper may consist any of the below topics to test your English written skills and the duration is 30 Minutes.
  • Prepare well in these topics Letter writing, Essay writing, Application writing, Precise writing.

Indian Bank PO Mains Preparation tips:

  • According to the syllabus and sections, prepare your study notes.
  • Practicing mock tests and Free Indian Bank test is mandatory, make it a habit on a daily basis or at least alternate days. This helps in self-assessment. You can improve your speed by practicing tests. It helps in recognizing which section you are actually able to finish before the stipulated time and utilize that time in a topic which you find challenging.
  • Do not spend too much time in English language (Objective) section as you need to save up time to review the entire paper once.
  • Apart from the mock tests, prepare from previous years papers as well. You can refer 3-5 years papers.
  • If in doubt while preparing, make sure that the question is cleared by an expert.
  • Refer to Quantitative aptitude and Reasoning ability books. Keep yourself updated with at least 6 months of information related to GK. Prepare for General Awareness relevant Banking sector and Economy. Follow the online material where you get Indian Bank online test.
  • Thumb rule is to know rules of the grammar and get acquainted with English vocabulary.
  • Time Management is quintessential in your preparation.

Time management something below should be good for Indian Bank PO Mains aspirants:

  • Reasoning Ability: 30-35 Minutes
  • English Language: 25 Minutes
  • Quantitative Aptitude: 30-35 Minutes
  • General Awareness (Relevant to Banking): 15-20 Minutes
  • Computer Knowledge: 15-20 Minutes

Tips for Descriptive Paper:

Letter Writing is of formal and informal types. The formal letters must include Address – To & from followed by Body of the letter, conclusion and salutation. An informal letter could be to your friend which could be as descriptive as you can.

Essay writing:

Typically an essay should be about 250 – 350 words. Follow a style to write in paragraphs. Your first paragraph must talk about the introduction or outline of the topic, the following paragraphs must say about the points of the main topic. Conclude or summarize in the last paragraph. Do not deviate from the main topic, you must try and engage the reader till the end.

This article would help as a quick tip for preparation. All the best for your Indian Bank PO Mains.

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