5 quick last minute tips to crack IBPS Clerk Prelims 2018

5 quick last minute tips to crack IBPS Clerk Prelims 2018

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Probationary Officers Exam or IBPS is one of the most popular banking exams taken by Indians.

And since we are just a week away from the preliminary examination of the IBPS which is scheduled on December 8, 9 and 15, it’s time to finish preparing and start revising.

There is no need to drain your mind contemplating the questions that could or could not come, it’s best to focus on essentials like strengthening your weak areas while not neglecting your stronger points.

Without any further ado, here are a few tips you must keep in mind to crack the exams:

1. Revise all the topics you are good at:

Make a checklist and start with the most important topics that you are already good at. Such a strategy will not only help you stay motivated, it will also ensure that you crack any question from these topics that appear in the exam. Not revising things which you already know well can lead to a lot of regret if you find yourself scrambling for answers during the exam.

2. Avoid touching any new topic at this time which you are not confident of:

Now is the time to just revise and relax. Shuffling through new topics will only mess up with your mind. So focus only on the topics you have prepared through all these months because only that will help you bag your desired score.

3. Drill yourself to success:

Since you still have 10 more days to go, why not test yourself on whether you can attempt the examination without any hurdle. Taking mock tests can play a crucial role in helping you judge whether you can attempt a paper in an actual exam condition. It also helps you highlight your weak areas and rectify them to avoid stress on the exam day.

To start with, emphasize on full-length mocks instead of attempting the tests topic wise. Get access to all the mock tests, PDFs and previous year’s papers on bankersadda.com.

4. Stay calm and confident:

Taking unnecessary pressure and stress can affect your performance negatively. Instead, show some confidence in yourself without thinking endlessly about the difficulty level of the main exam.

After all, only a composed mind can help you steer through the examination.

So, start sleeping on time, eating well, meditating and continue with your revision until the day arrives.

5. D Day:

On the D Day, attempt your paper section-wise. Regardless of your strong areas in all the three sections of the examination, you need to clear the sectional cut offs.

  • Start with the Reasoning Section where you can score 100 per cent by optimising your time well. Allocate 20 to 25 minutes for it if you are good at it, focusing on the accuracy of each answer since there will be negative marking. If this section is not your thing, allot not more than 15 minutes to it in the end.
  • Meanwhile, for the verbal/ English section, it would be smart to start the exam with this section and complete it within 10-15 minutes
  • Finally comes the Quantitative Aptitude section which almost every candidate struggles to crack. Fear not! Attempt this section either after the Verbal section or at the end and dedicate around 20 minutes for it, aiming to just clear the cut off range.


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