Updated: Aug 26, 2019

IBPS PO Prelims 2019:

IBPS PO is one of tougher exam for the banking aspirants to crack. The selection process of IBPS PO involves 3 stages namely online preliminary exam, online mains exam, and personal interview. Due to the huge competition every year the cut off is getting higher and higher. The candidates should put extra effort with high dedication to clear the IBPS PO prelims exam. Already the dates for the prelims exam are announced on 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th of October 2019. So don’t waste your time and prepare with a fire. Follow our tips to score 25+ marks in the reasoning ability section.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern:

  • The preliminary exam has 3 sections namely, the English language, quantitative aptitude and reasoning ability.

  • The total marks for the exam is 100. Also the duration of the exam is 60 minutes. There is a negative marking for 1/4th of marks of each wrong answer.

  • There is sectional timing of 20 minutes for each section. So only if a section ends you can attend the next section.

  • Both sectional and overall cut offs should be cleared. Only then you can qualify for the mains exam.

Frame up Proper Study plan to enhance your preparation

Tips to score 25+ in Reasoning Section:

  • First you have to learn the art of time management. Also practice more mock tests before the exam. This will give you the enough speed and accuracy required to score 25+ marks easily in the reasoning section.

  • In the beginning you can attend the topics like syllogism or inequality. These sections will have 10 marks combined. With more practice you can solve these questions without pen and paper. So within less time you can get all the 10 questions right.

  • Then you can attend the 5 questions from coding decoding topic. You have to learn more patterns in this topic with the help of online mock tests. So that even for a difficult question you can decode the answers quickly.

  • Then you can attend the questions from direction sense or blood relation as per your convenience. About 5 to 7 questions are expected from these topics. The questions will be at moderate to difficult level so practice accordingly. In these questions if you make even a small mistake you will lose all the marks. So solve them carefully.

  • Then attend the questions from alphanumeric series, order & ranking and other miscellaneous topics. These topics will fetch you around 8 to 10 marks combined. With good practice you can score them easily.

  • Finally come to puzzles and seating arrangement sections. In this try to solve atleast 1or 2 set of questions which will fetch you 10 marks.

  • Candidates if you follow these tips you can score 25+ marks in the reasoning section easily.

  • Practice with Sectional and full length IBPS PO Mock test series to enrich your preparation



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