IBPS Clerk Topper Interview, Strategy to prepare for IBPS Clerk exam by Surya Pratap
Tell us something about the exam pattern.
This IBPS exam consists of two stages:
IBPS Clerk Prelims
IBPS Clerk Mains
The three main subjects which are a part of the IBPS Clerk prelims are as follows:
The IBPS Prelims Exam is of 100 marks of 1-hour duration with 20 minutes for each section.
As per the IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus, the paper is divided into four sections.
The topics covered as follows:
General and Financial Awareness
Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude
The IBPS Clerk Mains Exam has 190 questions that need to be completed in a time frame of 160 minutes.
What was your strategy for the Prelims exam?
Quant– For the prelims exam, I practice a lot of questions. Solved as many questions as possible. At first, aspirants should clear his/her basic concepts and after that go for higher-level questions. I went for mock tests and analyzed the questions and their solution. I tried to improve my speed through all these and tried to learn tricks from youtube.
English- Practice Reading Comprehension and follow Newspapers like The Hindu daily or any magazine.
Don’t take English as a subject, take it as a language.
If you want to improve your English you should have a reading practice. Read as much as you can.
Reasoning – Give short quizzes regularly. Don’t be afraid of puzzles in reasoning. Keep 5-6 minutes for the rest of the things in reasoning followed by the puzzle.
For me, the reasoning was a fun activity, I used to solve 5 to 20 puzzles on a daily basis.
What was your strategy for the Mains exam?
The level of Mains is high as compared to the prelims exam.
I Studied only for mains from the start.
Gk and banking awareness is included in the mains paper.
Revise every topic 3-4 times from every subject.
I scored 106 out of 200.
General awareness- General awareness is a deciding factor for both mains and interview.
I scored 37 out of 50 and I attempted 37 questions in the exam. I followed Gaurav Garg sir for the series of daily current affairs, Downloaded the pdf and I used it to do the daily revision of the daily current affairs.
General awareness is the deciding factor for both mains and interview.
Mocks –Go with 1-2 mocks daily, and do not forget to analyze them.
Be very attentive while giving mocks and give them seriously. Give mock and analyze them.
Time Management: Improve your calculation, learn cube roots, and square roots. Keep practicing and revising whatever you read.
Message for aspirants? Remain focused on your goal and do not get distracted with other exams.