IBPS PO Mains 2017 English Preparation Tips – Check Important Guidelines

IBPS PO Mains 2017 English Preparation Tips

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IBPS PO Mains 2017 English Preparation Tips

Dear Aspirants, you all must be busy with your preparation for the upcoming IBPS PO Mains 2017 Exam. This article is to boost up your English preparation for IBPS PO mains exam 2017. Many of us think that English can be tougher than their level of preparation. We would like to oppose that notion about the Enlish Language for IBPS PO Exams. The English language is a subject in which most of the students are scared of because of it’s complex nature (can call it a bit complex), even the people who are well-versed with this subject usually end up making silly mistakes. But if a student gets to fetch the basic tips and tricks to solve the questions, then he/she can easily score the sectional cutoff required for English and secure great marks in IBPS PO Mains Overall Score. In this article on IBPS PO Mains 2017 English Preparation Tips, we have compiled a list of tips to solve as well as prepare for the English language for IBPS PO Exam.

All of you must be aware of the fact about the IBPS PO exam that it follows the pattern of SBI PO very closely. Just a gentle reminder for all, this year’s SBI PO Mains paper, by popular opinion was – “Difficult and Out of The Box”. The question types were new, and aspirants were not able to name the question types.

It would be better to put more effort for the IBPS PO Mains Exam 2017 and we will be providing important tips on how to do. In this article, we will be providing solutions to-

  • IBPS PO Mains English Language – What To Expect?
  • How to prepare English for bank PO exam?
  • How to Score good marks in english in bank exams?
  • IBPS PO Mains English Language : What Should Be Your Preparation Strategy?
  • Bank Exam english tricks

First of all let’s take a quick review of the IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

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IBPS PO Mains 2017 Exam Pattern

Sr. No.

Name of test

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Medium of Examination

Time Allotted

1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 English & Hindi 60 minutes
2 English Language 35 40 English only 40 minutes
3 Data Analysis and Interpretation 35 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes
4 General, Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 English & Hindi 35 minutes
Total 155 200 180 minutes
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 English 30 minutes

It is very important for a student to know about the exam pattern and the marks weightage in order to score good marks in that particlular exam. Meanwhile you can also take IBPS PO Online Tests to boost up your performance.

IBPS PO Mains 2017 English Preparation Tips : What To Expect?

Students usually find themselves in a a chaos regarding what to expect in IBPS PO exams. Well that’s logical and we have the solutions to the same.

You can expect these from IBPS PO Mains 2017 exam. Note that these pointers are based on SBI PO Mains 2017 and the recently concluded IBPS PO prelims.

  • This section can be expected to have a high difficulty quotient as it was case in both IBPS PO prelims as well as SBI PO Mains.
  • None of the questions in SBI PO Mains English section were in the continuation format. For every single question, one had to go through the directions provided, as it might not be in continuation with the previous question’s directions. It made the section time consuming. So one should be prepared for this section to be time consuming as well.
  • The SBI PO exam saw some variations even in the traditional question types (RCs, double fillers, paraphrasing, etc). Thus, needless to say, have an open mind.

A brief analysis of the English Language section of the SBI PO Mains 2017 is mentioned in the table below-


No. of Questions


Reading Comprehension



Irrelevant Statements (Odd One Out)



Antonyms / Synonyms



Single Fillers (Statement Fillers)



Statements Connection



Relevant Statements (Which one would fit after the passage)







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Grammar in English Language (Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement, Fill in the Blanks)

This isn’t a question type as such in the exam, however it forms the basis of important question types such as : sentence re-arrangement, idioms & phrases, error spotting, sentence correction etc. So build on your grammar by referring to helpful books such as : Wren & Martin. These help you with your preparation as they cover exactly what is covered in the exam.

Reading Comprehension

Implement thsese tips to attempt RC questions-

A good reading habit and speed gives you an oppurtunity to score well in the exam, so make sure while preparing for RC you also work on your reading speed.

  1. Strictly stick to what is given in the passage and assume NOTHING else; even if it is true in day today situations. Do NOT make any assumptions whatsoever.
  2. It is very crucial to balance the speed and accuracy to score well in any competitive exam. The best way in which you can gauge this is via practicing multiple mock tests. Mock tests not only condition you for the real time exam but also help you analyze your areas of strength and weaknesses.
  3. RC passages can range from a variety of topics such as: Philosophy, Psychology, Economics, Politics or even Science. We never know what might come our way. Hence, it is important that we establish a level of comfort with all such genres by reading from multiple sources. Newspapers, especially the editorials and the weekend specials are a good place to start.
  4. First and foremost problem that almost all the candidates face while solving RC questions is that they get confused between 2 options. This generaly happens because we usually read to understand only what the statements say; whereas the RC questions demands our understanding of the writer’s/author’s perspective as well (this is known as reading between the lines).

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