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IBPS PO Prelims results are out and the mains exam is round the corner. Hence you must go through some useful Last minute Preparation Tips for IBPS PO mains Exam. Read along to know the factors to keep in mind and also check the recent Bank PO exam analysis.

Last Minute Preparation Tips for IBPS PO

We understand how the applicants are preparing for the IBPS PO recruitment 2018 with all their efforts. While the IBPS PO mains exam date is scheduled on 18th of November, the exam fever is raising its bar. Therefore, we are here to help you with all the suggestions and Last Minute Preparation Tips for IBPS PO that can help you form a proper strategy and strengthen your preparation. Find the details of the exam tips given below.

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Exam Tips for IBPS PO Exam

Know the exam pattern

Although people take it very casually, but knowledge of the exam patterns and IBPS PO mains syllabus are very important. An applicant must remain thorough of the exam pattern, the sections and their marks. A very important thing to note is that this year, 2018, IBPS PO exam pattern shall contain a feature of sectional timing. So now, you need to be very careful with your strategy of time management. The section wise exam pattern is given below:

Sections No.of Qs Marks Duration
 Reasoning and Computer Aptitude  45  60  60 minutes
 40  40  35 minutes
 English Language  35  40  40 minutes
 Data Analysis & Interpretation  35  60  45 minutes
 Total  155  200  3 Hours

Apart from this, there is a Descriptive Paper of 30 minutes, based on English Language (Letter Writing and Essays). You can also refer to the IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern for details.

Strategy for all Sections

Candidates should have a well formed strategy for every section. While Data Analysis and Reasoning are the sections where you need to manage a lot of time, English is a comparatively easier one. At the same time, you have to be thorough with the General Awareness section. You cannot neglect any section. You must remember that practice is the best way to ascertain a good preparation. You can attempt IBPS PO Mock Test for better practice and analysis. We are here to provide you some tips for every subject.

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude: 

Try to start with question where you are more confident and also less time taking. This will help you to save a lot of time, boost your confidence and also attain the minimum cut-off marks for the section. Try questions from coding-decoding, syllogism, series questions. You can acquire good marks from these. Now, for the computer aptitude section, revise the computer basics. Be prepared with ideas of flowcharts, keyboard shortcuts, networking basics.

Data Analysis and Data Interpretation:

This is a section where the people end up loosing major time. But at the same time, if you are able to keep your cool and understand the problem, then you can solve 5-6 qsts under the same correctly. Therefore, this is the section which needs a lot of practice. You have to attain speed and accuracy both to excel in this section. For Numerical, practice the sections like number series, Simplification, Data Interpretation. Solving these successfully you can score good marks. The best way for last minute practice is from previous years question papers.


This is a comparatively easy subject and you can surely score well if you put some good efforts. Practice more with the comprehension section. Apart from that, build  a strong vocabulary in English. You can read newspapers and magazines daily to do that. Note down all new words learnt and keep revising.

You will also have to remember that there is Descriptive paper for English. And then you have to go through the guidelines of writing letters and essays. Refer to IBPS PO English Descriptive Test tips.

General Awareness

This is another section with direct questions. If you are aware of the last 6 months general knowledge then you will be able to solve this section. But yes, you must also know all general banking terminology, with recent bank rates, policies, along with the CEO and Chairman of the eminent banks of India. As Last Minute preparation tips for IBPS PO, make a rough sheet and start revising them now. Go through some banking journals or articles to know the latest news.

Attempt Mock Tests for Last Minute Revision

Mock tests can be very useful to analyze your preparation. These are time bound tests that give you the actual glance of your preparation and also states where you stand. Among the different last minute IBPS PO preparation tips, this is also a crucial one. If you feel time crunch to attempt long tests, then you can also go for Short Free Quizzes Daily and keep practicing for the exam. But there is a systematic way of attempting mock tests. Have a look at that below:

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Miscellaneous Last Minute Tips for IBPS PO Mains Exam

Here are some factors that you need to keep in mind even at the time of exam. Read through and try to remember:

  1. Read all guidelines and instructions present in the questions before attempting them.
  2. Remember the blind-fold theory : “Speed With Accuracy”
  3. Keep your cool and do not panic.
  4. Avoid investing much time solving a single question.
  5. All the essential documents like admit card, original valid ID Proof, photograph should be kept handy.
  6. Have a good sleep the night before the exam.

The candidates know that this year almost all bank exams have introduced sectional timing. So, to have an idea of the question trends and difficulty level, you can go through some of the recent bank PO exam analysis. Recently, Indian Bank PO Exam analysis was conducted. You can go through it along with SBI PO Exam Analysis 2018.

We believe that your are working hard and your efforts will be colourful. Hope we could help you boost your confidence with the Last Minute Preparation Tips for IBPS PO. Write to us if you need any tips and suggestions. We have also provided sample questions in the comment section below. Let’s see how fast can you solve it out!

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