Saturday, 19 December 2015

How to Crack IBPS Clerk Mains 2015 Exam Tips & Strategy

How to Crack IBPS Clerk Mains 2015 Exam Tips & Strategy

Dear mm experts, Know you IBPS Clerk Main Exam : Hi, I am swati patil. This time my article is : How to Crack IBPS Clerk Mains 2015 Exam Tips & Strategy It is important to know the exact pattern of the exam before appearing for the same. You would really do well, if you are aware of the exam format and the interface. The pattern of IBPS Clerk Mains 2015 Examination is as follows.  

 IBPS Clerk 2014 Exam Analysis 

Before moving to the section wise preparation strategy for IBPS Clerk Mains 2015 Exam, here we are providing section wise analysis of last year IBPS Clerk 2014 Exam. The analysis will help you fine-tune your preparation and help you prepare better for the exam.

I. Reasoning Ability – 40 Qs

Overall the level of the questions was of moderate level. The details of the sections are as follows –
1. Syllogism – 5Qs
2. Inequality – 5 Qs
3. Data Sufficiency – 5 Qs
4. Sitting Arrangement (Circular) – 5 Qs
5. Linear Arrangement – 5 Qs
6. Number Series Arrangement – 5 Qs
7. Miscellaneous – 5 Qs
8. Coding Decoding – 5 Qs.

II. Numerical Ability – 40 Qs

Overall the level of the questions was of moderate level. Two sets of Data Interpretation questions were asked and the level of the questions were easy and doable. But simplification & Miscellaneous questions were lengthy & calculative. The details of the sections are as follows –
1. Number Series – 5 Qs
2. Data Interpretation – 2 Sets (Table & Pie Chart) – 10 Qs
3. Simplification / Approximate – 10 Qs
4. Miscellaneous Questions – 15 Qs

III. English Language  – 40 Qs

Overall the level of the questions was of easy level Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test & Parajumbles questions were on Story based and of easy level. The details of the sections are as follows –
 1. Reading Comprehension – 10 Qs
2. Parajumbles – 5 Qs
3. Spotting Error – 5 Qs
4. Cloze Test – 10 Qs
5. Fill in the blanks – 5 Qs
6. Sentence Improvement – 5 Qs

IV. General Awareness – 40 Qs

The section was easy and scoring.  The questions were of basic level.
1. Current Affairs – 25+ Qs
2. Banking Awareness – 8 – 10
3. Static – 5 – 6 Qs

V. Computer Section – 40 Qs

This section was based on basic knowledge of computers. Questions were very easy. The main areas from which questions were asked are: MS Office, Application Software, Hardware, Software, and Input-Output Units.

IBPS Exam Section wise Preparation Strategy

Let us now look at the expected question from different sections as per the IBPS Clerk 2015 Main Exam goes like this:
1. Reasoning Ability – (Level – Easy to Moderate):
1. Syllogism / Alphanumeric Series – 5 Qs
2. Seating Arrangement (Circular) – 5 Qs
3. Linear Arrangement (North South) – 5 Qs
4. Puzzle – 5 Qs (Floor)
5. Data sufficiency – 5 Qs
6. Inequality- 5 Qs.
7. Coding Decoding – 5 Qs (Number/Symbol coding)
8. Miscellaneous -5 questions
(Miscellaneous questions includes questions based on ranking, blood relations, direction)


1. As you all know, 
Syllogism questions were not asked in any of the Slots of IBPS Clerk Prelims 2015 Exam
. So it is expected that in Mains Exam also IBPS follow the same pattern, but we are not 100% sure about this.

2. Also it is expected that some questions on Logical Reasoning topics may be asked in Mains Exam. 
Like – Statement & Assumption, Course of Action, etc. 

3. It is expected that the level of Seating Arrangement questions would be of 
moderate level and in inward outward pattern.

Easy to solve –
First attempt those questions which require less time like Syllogism, Inequality, Miscellaneous questions.

Time Consuming Questions –
1. Dont try to start section with time consuming topics like – Coding and Decoding, Seating Arrangement or Puzzles.
2. In case of puzzle try to consider all the possibilities at hand, thus eliminating them further.

2. Numerical aptitude – (Level – Moderate)

1. Simplification/ Approximation-10 Qs
2. Data interpretation-10 Qs
3. Number series -5 Qs
4. Miscellaneous questions – 15 Qs
The miscellaneous questions will include questions from various topics like profit and loss, age, area, average, boats and stream, partnership, simple and compound interest etc.

This section will take much time.
First go for the topic you have practiced the most. This will save you the time. Do not devote so much time to a single question. Be alert while doing calculations.

Easy to solve 
First attempt those questions which require less time like Data Interpretation, Simplification, and Number series.

Time Consuming 
Donst try to start section with time consuming topics like 
profit and loss, age, area, average, boats and stream, partnership, simple and compound interest etc.

Note: Based on the changes in pattern of IBPS PO main examination the question pattern may vary.

3. English Language (Easy to Moderate)
1. Reading comprehension -10 Qs (Story Based)
2. Cloze test – 10 Qs (Story Based)
3. Parajumbles -5 Qs (Story Based)
4. Spotting error -5 Qs
5. Sentence improvement -5 Qs
Easy to solve –
In this section start by attempting questions from sentence improvement, cloze test, error spotting and sentence rearrangement.

Time Consuming 
If RC would be based on Story then please try to attempt at least 6 – 7 questions from this topic. You can at least attempt 4 questions from this topic like synonyms and antonyms.

4. General Awareness (Easy to Moderate)
This section is considered as the most scoring section in Clerk Exam. The questions mainly consist from current affairs (mainly last 2 – 3 months), banking questions and static based.

1. Current Affairs – 25 + questions is expected to come from current affairs.
2. Banking Awareness – 8 – 10 questions is expected to come from Banking Awareness topics.
3. Static Gk – 5 – 6 questions is expected to come from Static Gk.
Note: Attempt those questions in which you are 100% confidence, in order to increase your attempt in this section dont do guess work

5. Computer Knowledge (Easy to Moderate)
This section is the easiest of all. Basic knowledge of computer is enough to score good in this particular section. Questions include basic input output questions, networking, MS office (excel and word shortcuts), windows and hardware and software.

Tips and Strategies

Last year, the average attempt ranged between 145 and 165. The level of difficulty will be same for this year, too. Do not waste much time on any one section.
In the beginning start with the section that is less time consuming and can be performed in few minutes that is COMPUTER. Next approach to the section you are comfortable with.
Our advice is first take up sections like – Computer, General awareness, and English. There after Reasoning and Numerical Aptitude. This will avoid any confusion and you will be able to move hassle free.

Time Management:

We are suggesting  you the below given strategy to attempt IBPS Clerk Mains Exam for scoring good marks with clearing sectional cut offs. A total of 2 hour is allotted for all the five sections in this examination. To qualify each section and to score overall good marks, time management is very important. To master your timing skills make a target time and achieve it. So, here we bring to you a time allocation strategy across each section in the exam.
If you follow above time management in each section and attempt all the questions with100% accuracy you can attempt approx. 133 to 152 questions during IBPS Clerk Mains 2015 Exam.

Do and donts while the exam:

1. Do not devote so much time to a single question.
2. Do not lose your calm.
3. Do not be in a hurry while doing a question
4. Do not guess the answer.
5. Do attempt the questions left in the remaining time.
6. Do read all the questions properly.
7. Do relax and stay calm.
8. Do attempt only those questions you are sure of.

Most important that : Remember accuracy & time management is the key to get through this exam.

All the best for yourExam!
Article by : Swati Patil.

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