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IBPS PO/ MT VI Pre- exam 2016: Admit Card Available Now!

“The only thing standing between you and your goal is your will power”

Have you ever noticed the curiosity of the students when they get a new notice about an examination which is round the corner? They get extremely nervous as well as excited to get an idea of what it is. Attention all the IBPS PO aspirants, we have something note- worthy for all the IBPS PO aspirants.


IBPS PO/MT VI Prelims 2016 : Admit Card Released - Download call letter now

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the admit cards on the official website of IBPS i.e. www.ibps.in for CWE PO/ MT VI. Please note that the last date for downloading the call letter is 8th October 2016. The date of the examination is not decided or finalized yet. But, November or October are expected to be the tentative dates.


IBPS PO/MT VI pre-exam 2016: Download Call letter now

Steps to be followed to download the admit card:

  • Please visit the official website of IBPS i.e. www.ibps.in
  • Click on the link which says “Download call letter for CWE PO/ MT VI”
  • You can see a new page open in front of you
  • Please enter your registration number and password, DOB ( in the format of dd- mm- yy) at the necessary places
  • Please download the admit card and store it safely

The candidates will be selected based on two subsequent phases of the examination:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam

Note: The candidates those who will manage to clear the preliminary examination will only be able to sit for the mains exam.

  • Call letter available for pre-exam training: September 23, 2016
  • Last date for call letter download for pre-exam training: October 8, 2016
  • Pre-exam training: October 3, 2016 to October 8, 2016
  • Call letter/admit card download for preliminary exam: October, 2016
  • Tentative dates of online prelims exam: October 16, 22 and 23, 2016
  • Prelims result: November, 2016
  • Download of call letter/admit card for online mains exam: November, 2016
  • Tentative dates of online mains exam: November 20, 2016
  • Mains result: December, 2016

List of banks participating in IBPS PO 2016:

  • Allahabad Bank
  • Andhra Bank
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Bank of India
  • Bank of Maharashtra
  • Canara Bank
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • Oriental Bank of Commerce
  • Punjab National Bank
  • Punjab & Sind Bank
  • Syndicate Bank
  • UCO Bank
  • Union Bank of India
  • United Bank of India
  • Vijaya Bank.

Stay connected for more updates. We wish you good luck!

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How to crack IBPS PO Prelims 2016 in 30 days

“Winners are not people who never fail, but people who never quit”

preparation tips for ibps po

Do you feel success is easy to achieve? What is the first answer that comes to your mind? Yes or No? Well, if it is a ‘YES’ we appreciate your confidence and assure you that it will take you a long way. But if it is a ‘NO’, it is high time that you pull yourself up as this attitude is not going to bear you fruits of success. It is rightly said that attitude in the right direction is always necessary along with hard work to succeed. Unless and until you don’t have the right attitude, you won’t be able to succeed in your efforts.

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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:

Section

Number of questions

Marks

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:

Significance

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.

Reasoning:

  • Machine Input/ Output
  • Inequality
  • Blood Relation

Quantitative Aptitude:

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

English:

  • 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.
 

Reasoning:

  • Syllogism
  • Series
  • Sitting Arrangement

Quantitative Aptitude:

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

English:

  • 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.
 

Reasoning:

  • Ranking
  • Direction and Distance
  • Coding-Decoding

Quantitative Aptitude:

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

English:

  • 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.
 

Reasoning:

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

English:

  • 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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Sure shot success Mantra to crack IBPS PO Prelims 2016

“One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals”

Sure Success mantra

How do you feel when you watch the topper of a competitive examination interviewed? Do you feel it is their attitude which brings them success? Is it their hard work which pays off? The answer to this question is both of them. It is both the right attitude and right endeavours which lead us to the path of success. It is the attitude to work hard and put sincere efforts in it. You might have often heard people saying “Hard work doesn’t go in vain”. Yes, they are absolutely right. It definitely does. So, our primary motto is to encourage you and make you focused to achieve your goal.

The IBPS PO Prelims 2016 examination is all set to hit the examination centres and all students are curious regarding the conduction of the examination. The pivotal need of the hour is to strictly follow a well-planned strategy and stick to it by all means. The strategy should be a smart one covering all the important areas and not a hectic one which will end up messing you. So, to mend your thoughts and plans in the right direction and to give a perfect shape to your dreams, we present you some of the most helpful strategies to ace IBPS PO Prelims 2016.

IBPS PO Prelims: Pattern

Section

Number of questions

Marks

English Language

30 Questions

30 Marks

Quantitative Aptitude

35 Questions

30 Marks

Reasoning Ability

35 Questions

35 Marks 

IBPS PO Prelims: Cut- off Marks

The cut- off marks (expected) are supposed to be as follows:

Category

Cut- off marks

General

24

Reserved

21

Let us take a look at a few section- wise tips to master in the individual sections:

Reasoning Ability- This section becomes the trickiest of all sections which, in turn, creates a fear in the minds of the students. But if you are sound enough in this section, you will be very well able to master this section. The questions need to read carefully as the questions asked in this section are hardly obvious. They are more of tricky and ambiguous. So, in order to master this section, the only tool is ‘practice’. Continuous practice will make you well equipped with accuracy and will make you comfortable with different types of questions asked. Some of the important topics for preparation from this section are: Coding Decoding, Alphanumeric Coding Decoding, Inequality, Machine Coding- Input Output, Statement and Assumptions, Statement and Argument, Cause and Effect, Blood Relation, Directions, Syllogism, Puzzles, Linear Seating Arrangement, Two Row Seating Arrangement, Circular Seating Arrangement, Tabular Arrangement, Code Binary Numbers etc.

Quantitative Arrangement: For many students, the only scariest thing about any competitive examination is “Quantitative Aptitude”.          This is also one of the trickiest sections of any examination which consists of numerical and situational based questions. For performing well in this section, brush up your basics first. If you will make your basics strong, you can attempt the questions much faster than anyone else. The next step will be “Rigorous and consistent practice” which will make you comfortable with the questions. Some of the important topics for preparation from this section are: Data Interpretation, Number Series, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Probability, Time and Work, Problems on Age, Speed and Distance and Percentage etc.

English Language: Here comes the “All time scary” subject for most of the banking aspirants’ i.e. English Language section. But trust me, this section can make you score like anything if you are good enough in it. Moreover, this section is highly essential as a banking professional is expected to be proficient enough in his written and spoken English skills. Go through different standard books and sharpen your skills in this section. Some of the important topics for preparation from this section are: Antonyms and Synonyms, Para jumbled/ Sentence Rearrangement, Cloze test, Reading Comprehension, Grammar topics etc.

Sure shot success tips: Become a high- flier

  • Maintain a daily time- table or study routine and adhere to it. Make sure you give enough attention to all the areas and do not skip any section at any cost.
  • Start with the sections which you feel is difficult, strengthen those areas and work on them. However, do not ignore the areas which you feel are easy due to overconfidence. Practising those areas will make you even more efficient in them.
  • Take care of managing time efficiently and judiciously. Invest less time in the sections which you are confident about and spend more time in the sections you are not that confident about.
  • Work your fingers to bone in order to shape the trajectory of your success and make sure the valuable time you have is not squandered.
  • Appear mock tests as it will give you immense confidence to increase your accuracy level.
  • Last but not the least, pull your socks up to hit it! It is you and only you who can drive your dreams to the sky of success. Make sure you get it.

We hope that this article helps you to stay motivated for giving your best in the IBPS PO Prelims 2016. Stay connected for more updates. Good luck!


 

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Expert tips and tricks to crack IBPS PO 2016

“Potential means nothing if you don’t do anything with it.”- Michael Dooley

Expert tips and tricks to crack IBPS PO 2016

I still remember my college days when preparation for any exam was always a “last minute task” for the students. Procrastination was the one of the reasons for this. But, when the examination is round the corner, last minute preparation can be a double edged sword for anyone. The thought of failure used to be like a nightmare and we hardly had an idea of what to start with. In this scenario, a preparation which is smart is more effective than normal preparation. So, we bring you some of the expert tips and tricks which will be helpful for you to prepare for the IBPS PO examination in a short span of time.

Let us first take a look at the pattern of the IBPS PO examination:

The preliminary examination consists of three papers worth 100 marks. The total duration of the exam is of 1 hour.

Section

Number of questions

Marks

English Language

30 Questions

30 Marks

Quantitative Aptitude

35 Questions

30 Marks

Reasoning Ability

35 Questions

35 Marks 

The main examination consists of five subjects worth 200 marks. The total duration is of 2 hours.

Sections

Number of questions

Marks

Reasoning

50 Questions

 50 Marks

English

40 Questions

40 Marks

Quantitative Aptitude

50 Questions

50 Marks

General Awareness

40 Questions

40 Marks

Computer Knowledge

20 Questions

20 Marks

The cut off marks (expected) for each category will be as follows:

Category

Cut- off marks

General

24

Reserved

21

Let us take a look at some of the incredible tips for IBPS PO 2016 preparation:

Work for your goals: Your target must be “To crack IBPS PO” and nothing less than that. Look at the entire pattern and make a study plan. Prepare the study plan by dividing different subjects in different time slots and make sure you go through every important topic without missing any of them.

Attempt mock tests repeatedly: As we all know that practice makes a man perfect,, practice will makes you go a long way. These mock tests will also help you getting a track of the type of questions asked and the changing pattern.

A break a day keeps stress away: Constant study without break will make you stressed out. When you prepare for the examination, give yourself a day break which will help you. Breaks revitalize your preparation and make you even more focused.

Let motivation make you go the extra mile: Go for some good motivational books and make a habit of reading them. These books will enhance your values in education as well as in other fields and will make you a good learner indeed.

Do not take it easy either: Do not take it easy as if it is a “child’s play”. Work hard to be counted among one of the best officers of IBPS which will make your family and friends happy and proud.

Pomodoro- A blessing in disguise: Use the IBPS Pomodoro technique and break the entire study time into phases of 30 mins. Study for 20/ 25 mins and take a 5/ 10 mins break. After 4- 5 Pomodoros, take a 15- 20 mins break and resume.

Revision- The perfect tool to wing it: Revision will help you stay in touch with the topics which will make you extremely handy. This will also help you intensify your speed and accuracy level.

Confidence- The greatest of all weapons: Be confident and believe in yourself. This is only thing which can drive you and make you “extraordinary from ordinary”.

It is you and only you who can set yourself apart from others. You need to set your priorities and endeavours and work accordingly. Stay connected for more updates. Good luck!

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6 sure- shot tips to crack Reasoning Section in IBPS PO Prelims 2016

“The expert in anything was once a beginner”

Efforts, efforts and efforts… The never ending saga for success.

IBPS PO 2016 Reasoning

In my student life, there was a continuous push forward from my parents to work hard. But, I guess, in the shadow of innocence and immaturity, I was not that interested to pay attention to their statements. It was a misconception that life is easy without hard work. But then after a few years, I was mature enough to realize the importance of hard work as it definitely pays off. What I am trying to convey is attitude for that hard work and dedication should be cultivated from the very beginning in order to develop the right ethics in the direction of success.

IBPS PO examination is one of the most admired examinations in the banking sector. The Prelims examination is round the corner and all the aspirants are on the edge of their seat. The most question in every aspirant mind is “How to crack IBPS PO Prelims examination”. Well, the answer for this is some smart strategies and master tricks which no one else can think of. Smart Preparation is more effective than hard core preparation. We bring you some extraordinary tips and suggestions to crack the trickiest yet the most scoring section of the entire paper i.e. “Reasoning”

Before going to the tips, let us take a look at the pattern of IBPS PO Prelims 2016:

Section

No of Questions

Marks

Duration

English Language

30

30

1 Hour

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

Reasoning Ability

35

35

Total

100

100

Please note that you need to clear both the overall cut off mark and the individual cut offs for each of the above.

Do you have a knowledge of the number of banks participating in the IBPS PO 2016? If not, please go through the table below:

Allahabad Bank

Oriental Bank of Commerce

Canara Bank

Union Bank of India

Indian Bank

Bank of India

Syndicate Bank

Dena Bank

Andhra Bank

Punjab National Bank

Central Bank of India

United Bank of India

Indian Overseas Bank

Bank of Maharashtra

UCO Bank

IDBI Bank

Bank of Baroda

Punjab & Sind Bank

Corporation Bank

Vijaya Bank

Let us then take a look at the important dates of IBPS PO Prelims 2016:

Event

Date

Online registration of IBPS PO 2016 application

July 26 - Aug 13, 2016

Online Fee Payment

July 26 - Aug 13, 2016

Download of IBPS PO 2016 admit card for pre-exam training

September 23 - October 9, 2016

Conduct of pre-exam training

October 3 - October 10, 2016

Download of IBPS PO 2016 admit card for Preliminary

October 2016

IBPS PO 2016 Preliminary Exam 

October 16, 22 and 23, 2016

Result of IBPS PO 2016 Preliminary

November, 2016

Tips to crack “Reasoning Section” of IBPS PO Prelims

  • Focus on the important ones- Try to focus on the topics which are important and give less importance on the topics which are not important. Some of the important topics of this section are:
  • Alphanumeric series
  • Substitution coding
  • Syllogism
  • Sitting/Seating arrangement
  • Inequalities
  • Ranking
  • Blood relation
  • Puzzle

  • Follow a topic wise break up:

The following break up of questions will help you in efficient time management:

Topic

No of Questions

 Coding Decoding

3

 Inequalities

5

 Syllogism

5

 Blood Relation

2

 Direction Sense

2

 Seating Arrangement

5-10

 Puzzles

5-10

 Miscellaneous

5

  • Time Allocation is crucial: If you are good enough in your reasoning skills, you should attempt it after attempting English section (or Quant as per your convenience). We would suggest to attempt English first followed by Reasoning because this approach will keep you in the right track of time management. 20- 25 minutes can be an ideal allocation to this section which implies approximately 35 seconds per question. Try to figure out the questions which are less time taking and attempt them first and attempt the time taking ones at last. On the contrary, if you are among those people who are not that good at reasoning skills, we would suggest you to go for this section at last and ideally allocating 15 mins.

  • Solve time consuming questions at last: The questions from the topics given below are the most time consuming ones. Try to attempt these questions at last:

  • Seating Arrangement
  • Complex Puzzle
  • Floor Puzzle
  • Input Output Machine

  • Solve sample papers: Solve different standard sample papers and mock test which will give you an idea of the pattern of questions asked. Moreover, you will get to practice and this will increase your pace and accuracy.

  • Confidence is your greatest weapon: Be confident about yourself and believe that you can do it. It is you and only you who can fulfil your ambitions. Remember, Take a risk, take a chance, make a change and breakaway!

Stay tuned for more updates. We anticipate your preparation to be up to the mark. All the very best!

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Top 6 Time Management Tips for IBPS PO 2016

“Good time management is a good motivator, from my perspective”- Charles Smith

IBPS PO 2016 exam time management tips

In the exam hall, I was all set to start with the paper. The examination was of 1 hour and the first thing which came to my mind was “One hour is more than enough. I can complete the entire paper”. I started with the questions which seemed tough and lengthy. As the questions were really tough, I was stuck at many points and ended up wasting a lot of time gazing at the diagrams of the questions, randomly guessing the solutions and scratching the head of my pencil on the forehead. The remainder from the teacher which was “Last 10 mins” was like a last minute monster. I was very confused of what to attempt and what not. I still recall the experience as one of the “worst time management” experiences.

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Time management: An essential tool for giving your best performances in any field. Sensing the importance of time management in crucial examinations like IBPS PO Prelims, we have got some of the most promising time management tips for you.

But before going to the tips, let us take a look at some of the note- worthy details of IBPS PO Prelims 2016:

IBPS PO Prelims 2016: Pattern:

Sl. No.

Sections

Qns.

Marks

Duration

1

Reasoning Ability Paper

35

35

01 hour

2

Quantitative Aptitude Paper

35

35

3

English Language Paper

30

30

 Total

100

100

IBPS PO Cut-off Category-wise (Expected):

Now, let us take a look at the cut- off marks of IBPS PO Prelims 2016:

Candidate’s Category

Cut-offs on Total (Out of 100)

Hearing Impaired (HI)

9.5

Visually Impaired (VI)

10

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

17.75

Orthopedically Challenged (OC)

25.25

Scheduled Caste (SC)

30.75

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

37.25

General (Gen)

37.25

Let us take a look at the top 7 appealing tips for exceptional time management in IBPS PO Prelims:

  • Every section is essential: You should never ignore any section in the entire paper. Each section is equally important as sectional cut- off is also considered. Allot suitable time slots to each section which will help you easily manage the total time duration.
  • Try to be consistent in preparation: Consistency in preparation will help you increase your speed and pace. This, in turn, will make you manage time very cleverly.
  • Don’t stick to questions you are confused with: Don’t stick the questions you are not sure about as you will end up wasting time which you could utilize for other questions.
  • English first: We would suggest you to attempt the English section first if it is your strong point. It is less time taking and you will get ample time for other sections.
  • 1 minute for one question: Invest one minute for one question. This is the golden trick for answering maximum number of questions.
  • Skip lengthy portions: If possible, skip the portions which are lengthy. It will help you save a lot of your valuable time and prevent you from running out of time.

We would suggest you an ideal time allocation for each section which would prove to be very helpful if you go according to it:

  • English language - 18-20 minutes
  • Quantitative Aptitude - 20-22 minutes
  • Reasoning - 20-22 minutes

We hope that this article would help you fly high in the IBPS PO examination 2016. Stay connected for more updates. Way to go!

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10 Tips to Crack Quantitative Aptitude/ Numerical Ability in IBPS PO Prelims 2016

“Behind every brilliant performance there were countless hours of Practice and preparation”.

In my college days, there was a friend of mine who used to score the highest in “Quantitative Aptitude” section in the entire classroom. I used to constantly wonder how she could solve the Quant questions so effectively when I was not able to do so. I tried to mug up all the formulae and was still unable to attempt the quant section like she did. When I asked her about the secret, the answer was ‘a few hours for dedicated practice’. We believe that ‘practice and practice’ can be the only strategy which can help you overcome all anxieties regarding aptitude questions.

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We come across many dialogues in our day- to- day life like: “The Aptitude section is the toughest one”, “If I had a 10 mins more I would have cleared the paper”, “I wish the aptitude section was a bit easier in every exam”. These are the most common complaints or remarks by the students appearing the aptitude section of the IBPS PO exam. But, don’t worry and keep calm. We have come up with a few tips which will help you to score outstanding marks in the “Quantitative Aptitude” section of the IBPS PO Prelims examination.

But before going to the tips, let us take a look at the pattern of IBPS PO Prelims:

IBPS PO Prelims 2016: Pattern

Sl. No.

Sections

Qns.

Marks

Duration

1

Reasoning Ability Paper

35

35

01 hour

2

Quantitative Aptitude Paper

35

35

3

English Language Paper

30

30

 Total

100

100

Now let us take a look at the expected breakup of the sections of “Quantitative Aptitude”:

Arithmetic Questions (Percentage, Profit and Loss, Ration and Proportion, SI & CI, Time and work, TSD, SI &CI, Mixture and allegations, Averages, Problems on Ages etc.)

8-10

Series

5

Quadratic Equations

5

Simplification

5

Probability

0-2

DI [Pie Chart, Bar Graph, Tables etc.)

10 (5 *2)

IBPS PO Prelims Cut-off Category-wise (Expected):

Candidate’s Category

Cut-offs on Total (Out of 100)

Hearing Impaired (HI)

9.5

Visually Impaired (VI)

10

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

17.75

Orthopedically Challenged (OC)

25.25

Scheduled Caste (SC)

30.75

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

37.25

General (Gen)

37.25

Let us take a look at a few tips which will help you score the best in this section:

  • Practice makes a man perfect: As we have already demonstrated the importance of practice for this section, trust us there is no other way you can ace this section other than efficient practice. Practice different mock tests and sample papers which will help you increase your speed and accuracy.

  • Jot down the formulae: Try to note down all the important formulae or tricks and look at it whenever you are free. This practice will help you in memorizing them and it will not go out of your mind that easily.

  • Time allocation matters! : If you are good at solving aptitude section, you may attend this section after attending quant section and then solve this section within 20 minutes. But, we sincerely advise those who are weak in aptitude to attend this section at the end and should dedicate 25 minutes of total time for this. This section will prove to be a “scoring area” which will help you with the overall cut- off marks.

  • Easy ones are the first: Always start with the questions from the following sections as they are relatively easy and are less time taking:
  • Data Insufficiency
  • Simplification
  • Arithmetic: Questions on Percentage, Profit and Loss, Ratio and Proportions, S.I. / C.I., Averages, Ages etc.

  • Tricky ones at last: Try to solve the questions from those topics after attempting the easy ones. Questions from these sections are generally tricky and time- taking. Approximately, there will be 11- 12 questions from this section:
  • Probability
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Arithmetic Topics : Mixture and allegations , Time Speed, Time and Work and Distance
  • Another DI Set
  • Number Series

  • Questions are cunning! : Students in most of the examinations make a common mistake while solving the questions of numerical ability. In hurry, they don’t read the complete question which actually tricky. As a result of this, they end up making mistakes which were extremely avoidable. So, we advise all the aspiring candidates to go through the questions carefully before solving them.

  • Risky shortcuts can be threats! : Avoid risky shortcuts (the tricks which you are not sure about) as they will make you come up with an incorrect answer and you will end up hampering your performance.

  • Avoid making random guess: Do not make random guesses unless and until you are 100 percent sure about it. It will adversely affect your total score. So, be careful about this.

  • Work hard on weak areas: Make a note of the areas in which you are weak and practice those sections rigorously. This practice will make you confident with these sections and you will able to make an approach to solve the questions from this section with ease.

  • Believe in your potential: Self-confidence is the biggest asset which will help you make the most of your calibre. So, believe in yourself that you can definitely do the best and see the magic work!

We hope that this article will prove to be a “performance booster” for the IBPS PO aspirants. Stay connected with us if you wish to read some more interesting stuff. We wish you good luck!

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11 tips to crack English in IBPS PO 2016

“Learning a language is to understand others; to form connections”

Prepare English for IBPS Bank Exam, tips to crack

How does it feel when you are surrounded by people who speak flawless English with an amazing flow? Yes, it feels so good that you can barely prevent yourself from listening to them. This adds to the personality of an individual and makes him/ her “apple of the eye”. It doesn’t mean that you cannot do it? Yes, you can do it. Develop your interest towards improving it, not because you have to. In fact, you will learn more when you want to learn. Set a goal towards improving English, not a short term but a long term one because it will help in making yourself extremely presentable.

In this article, we provide you some of the incredible tips to excel in the English section of IBPS PO Prelims 2016 examination. Sensing the hesitation of the maximum candidates for attempting questions for English section, we have come up with a few tips which will help you in this direction.

But before that, let us take a look at the syllabus of the IBPS PO Prelims 2016 examination:

IBPS PO Prelims 2016: Pattern

Sl. No.

Sections

Qns.

Marks

Duration

1

Reasoning Ability Paper

35

35

01 hour

2

Quantitative Aptitude Paper

35

35

3

English Language Paper

30

30

 Total

100

100

English Language:

As the IBPS PO Prelims examination is round the corner, you should be well aware of the pattern of the English paper and the weightage of each topic asked in the IBPS PO Prelims 2016.

Reading Comprehension

 10

Cloze Test

5

Sentence Correction

5

Spot the error

5

Fill in the blanks

5

Para jumbles

5

 IBPS PO Prelims 2016: Expected Cut- off Marks:

Candidate’s Category

Cut-offs on Total (Out of 100)

Hearing Impaired (HI)

9.5

Visually Impaired (VI)

10

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

17.75

Orthopedically Challenged (OC)

25.25

Scheduled Caste (SC)

30.75

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

37.25

General (Gen)

37.25

We give you 10 phenomenal tips to score high in the ‘English Language’ section of IBPS PO 2016 examination. Here we go:

  • Please go through some of the standard books for grammar and go through the grammar rules. Having a good knowledge of the grammar rules will make you less prone to mistakes.
  • Develop the habit of reading. You can read newspapers, books and any other stuff you would love to but do not skip the habit of reading. This habit will improve your margin in English Language both in ‘Spoken English’ and ‘Written English’
  • Attempt the English Language section of some standard sample papers. This practice will improve your confidence and make you fast in your pace. You can also figure out the areas where you are poor and stress those areas in your practice sessions.
  • In the examination, always start with the sections which are small and answer them. This practice will develop a lot of your valuable time which you can invest in the sections which are time taking.
  • While attempting the questions of ‘Gap Fillers’ with two blanks, fill in the first blank first. After you fill in the first blank, it becomes easy to guess and fill in the second blank.
  • In the questions asked from sentence rearrangement, figure out the first and last sentence first. Meanwhile, you can arrange the rest.
  • For solving questions of reading comprehension, go through the questions first instead of going through the entire passage. Find out the answers in the passage. This method will save a lot of your time and is simple.
  • Please do not have a misconception that answering all the questions will get you good scores. Instead, the negative marking for the incorrect answers will affect your scores in a bad manner. Try to answer only those questions which you are sure about and skip the questions which you are not sure about.
  • Check out the ‘English Language’ section of the previous year’s IBPS PO Prelims papers. It will give you an idea of the questions asked.
  • Last but not the least, don’t take your abilities for granted. Sharpen them with your sincere efforts and hard work.

We hope that this article will help you create wonders in the English section of the IBPS PO examination. Good luck and stay connected for more updates.

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IBPS PO Exam 2016 Registration of Application will end on13th August 2016 ( LAST DATE OF APPLICATION)

IBPS or Institute Banking Personnel Selection is a Mumbai-based organization which conducts recruitment exam for all banks. The last date for filling the application form for IBPS PO Recruitment 2016-17 Exam is 13th August 2016, Saturday.

IBPS PO 2016 - Online Registration

Hurry Up if you want to appear on IBPS PO Exam 2016 . Today is the last date for IBPS PO Application.


 

Every year a lot of applicants sit for the IBPS PO Exam and only the talented ones get shortlisted. IBPS ensures that the examination is conducted in a smooth manner. This time IBPS PO Recruitment exam has a total of 8822 vacancies. The applicants can apply online without being bothered by making trips to different application centers. IBPS PO Recruitment 2016-17 Application forms were available for the students from July 26th, 2016.


For the benefit of the aspirants, IBPS has made all the necessary details for the PO exam 2016-17 public. You can check online the selection method, required minimum educational qualifications to appear for the exam, application fees, age limit (if any), and important dates such as exam date or last date of application. The IBPS PO Recruitment 2016-17 is being conducted for vacancies throughout the country therefore, the turnout for this exam is overwhelmingly huge.


 

How to Submit IBPS PO Application Form


To fill the online application form for the IBPS Probationary Officer Exam, the candidates can login to www.ibps.in


Eligibility Criteria for IBPS PO Recruitment 2016:


Please keep the following things in mind to ensure success in this exam.


 

  • Education Qualification: The candidates must have completed graduation degree from any of recognized university or government-recognized institute.


 

  • Age Limit: Those who are filling application form for IBPS PO 2016 must be between 20 years to 30 years old. For cases of age relaxation, you may have to read the terms and conditions by IBPS PO.


 

  • Selection Procedure: The IBPS Recruitment Board selects the right candidates on the basis of performance in written exam and personal interview.


 

  • Application Fees: It is mandatory for the IBPS Recruitment 2016 aspirants to deposit the Application Fees with their application form. The fees is as such:


 

      • For GEN / OBC category: Rs. 600/- only

      • For SC / ST / Ex – Serviceman category: Rs. 100/- only.


If you think you meet the above eligibility conditions and you aim to be a PO. Then today you have the chance before you. Last date of IBPS PO 2016 Application is today. So fill up your IBPS PO Application form 2016 today itself.


 

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IBPS PO 2016: Tips for efficient time management

Time and tide waits for none”. Managing time is a crucial part of any examination. It can decide your factor of success or can also prove to be the reason of your failure. It depends on how wisely and judiciously you use it. Time management is one of the frequently faced challenges in any examination and it has to be taken care of wisely when it comes to IBPS PO Mains 2016 examination.

The IBPS PO Mains paper has five sections (total of 200 marks):

  • Quantitative Aptitude

  • Reasoning Ability

  • English language

  • Computer Awareness

  • General Awareness (with special reference to banking industry)

The total time alloted is 140 minutes. Please note that you have score the sectional cut off individually to pass the examination. You need to manage time very well because proper time management will help you attempt all the four sections. Divide the total time into four time slots i.e. Try to save time in the English and general awareness section and devote this saved time to Quant and Reasoning sections as they are time consuming.


 

Ideal time allocation (Section wise): The following table gives you the ideal amount of time which should be spent on every section in order to accomplish “Proper time management”.

Subject

Time Allotted (in mins)

Quantitative Aptitude

40

Reasoning Ability

40

English Language

30

Computer Awareness

10

General Awareness (with special reference to banking industry)

20


 

Quick tips for efficient “time management”:

  • Give importance to each and every section: This should be kept in mind that every section is equally important. Never skip any of these sections and try to secure the cut- offs of each section.

  • Speed up your calculations: Try to speed up your calculation speed as it can save a lot of your time. Use tricks for speeding up the calculations.

  • Avoid sticking to questions: Make sure that you spend not more than a minute on each question. Do not stick to a particular question and waste your time on it. Rather than wasting your time, you can go forward and solve the questions you are comfortable with.

  • Get comfortable with online platform: Try to get handy with the online platform. It will make your hands faster and enable you to finish off your written test within the time limit.

We hope this article will prove helpful and will enhance your caliber. Stay tuned for more updates. Good luck!

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