IBPS Bank Exam Preparation

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is the conducting body for all bank exams in India, except for SBI. The banking sector is one such sector where the maximum number of candidates search for a future job.

IBPS conducts exams for almost all the banks in India, and with the increasing number of candidates applying each year for bank exams, the competition has become extremely tough. The syllabus for IBPS bank exams has increased manifolds, so it is vital that candidates prepare meticulously to qualify for the exam.

The written exam conducted for different banks mostly has the same syllabus, except for the Specialist cadre. The main subjects that a candidate needs to prepare for are as follows:

  1. English Language
  2. Quantitative Aptitude
  3. Reasoning Ability
  4. General Awareness

The preparation for bank exams require a lot of hard work, and also systematic planning on the paper needs to be attempted. Given below are tips for how a candidate can prepare for bank exams:

  1. Thorough understanding of the exam pattern: Candidates need to be very careful about the exam pattern and the weightage allocated to each section in the exam. Candidates should prepare according to their strengths and should therefore, aim to attempt maximum questions in that section.

  1. Devise a strategic plan for attempting questions: Since there is negative marking for wrong attempts, candidates should only focus on questions they are confident about, to avoid any penalty.

  1. Practice as much as you can: Candidates should make sure they practice as much as possible. The speed at which the candidate answers during the exam also matters the most in bank exams.

  1. Time Management: Only candidates who manage their time well while attempting the questions would be able to complete the section and score marks in the paper. Candidates should leave the questions that they are not able to solve and not waste any extra time over them.

Aspirants should make sure they prepare for the General Awareness section the most as this section can help candidates score more in limited time. Candidates must draw up a planned study pattern in order to prepare for bank exams.

The books given below can help candidates prepare for IBPS bank exams:

Quantitative Aptitude by R.S. Agarwal
Wren and Martin’s English Grammar and Composition
New Approach to Reasoning by Indu Sijwali
Banking Awareness by B.K. Raut and S.R. Behera
Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal

For India and International news, candidates should thoroughly go through the newspaper. For any other preparation tips, candidates should check the notification for the applied bank exam and prepare accordingly.