IBPS Clerk exam is one of the most popular bank examination held across India for Clerical cadre Posts vacancies. IBPS Clerk Prelims 2019 for 12075 Vacancies is scheduled to be held on December 7, 8, 14 and 21, 2019. Today we will discuss to get an insight into the overview of IBPS Clerk 2019 Preparation Strategy, Syllabus, Exam Pattern and study materials to score better in all sections of this examination.
The online registration for the examination has already started from 17th September and will close on 9th October. IBPS Clerk Recruitment Process is based on two written exams -Prelims and Mains. IBPS Clerk Prelims Result & Cutoff will be released by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) in the month of December.
As per the latest changes in Exam pattern, we recommend IBPS aspirants to go through the complete syllabus, Exam Pattern, Previous Year Papers and also take an IBPS Clerk mock test to check your preparation level.
IBPS Clerk Prelims Examination Overview
The basis of the test is to evaluate the students on the basis of their skills such as aptitude and English. The test is divided into three parts, namely – English, Quantitative (Numerical) Ability, and Reasoning Ability. The total marks are 100 and a composite time of one hour is provided for the test. Candidates have to qualify this section as per as some cut off to proceed to the mains.
|Name of the Section||Number of questions and marks|
|Numerical (Quantitative) Ability||35|
|Total no of questions and marks||100|
IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus
The syllabus can be broadly classified as per the three sections-
For English ability, the main topics are as follows: Vocabulary, Punctuation, Grammar, Comprehension, Error finding, fill-ups, etc.
For Numerical ability, the main topics are as follows: simplification of problems, percentage, ratio and proportion, average, profit and loss, compound interest and simple interest, Time, speed and distance, Number system and series, data interpretation etc.
For reasoning ability, important topics are as follows: Linear and circular seating arrangements, Coding-decoding of words, Blood relations, Analogy, Syllogisms, Distance and directions etc.
IBPS Preparation/Study Material
For the preparation of any examination, it is important to have some study material to prepare from. Though study materials are very subjective to the taste of the students, yet there are several standard books available to prepare from. Below is a list of such books to prepare from :
English Ability :
- High School Grammer and Composition by Wren & Martin
- Objective General English by SP Bakshi Arihant Publication
- Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
Reasoning Ability :
- Shortcuts & Tips in Quantitative Aptitude/Reasoning/English for Competitive Exams by Disha Experts
- Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning Book by RS Aggarwal
Numerical Ability :
For IBPS Previous Papers and Practice Questions:
- 20 Practice Sets for IBPS Bank Clerk 2019 Preliminary Exam – 15 in Book + 5 Online Tests 4th Edition
- IBPS Clerk 8 Year-wise Preliminary & Mains Solved Papers (2011-18) by Disha Experts
IBPS Clerk 2019 Preparation Guidance
1. Make yourself aware of the Exam format:
This is the most basic step towards the preparation process. Have a thorough understanding of the exam pattern and the syllabus of the examination.
2. Have a Preparation Time table:
Making a time table and following it is a crucial process. Make a time table that is effective and non-monotonous. Give the weekdays for new topics and weekends for mock tests.
A rough idea for time table can be as follows :
Monday and Tuesday: Numerical Ability.
Wednesday and Thursday: Reasoning Ability.
Friday: English Ability
Saturday and Sunday: Mock tests and revision.
3. Make Short Notes:
It is very advised to make notes of important formulae, tricks. Making notes help in the revision and are very helpful at the last moment to brush up the topics. Mark any important points such as formula, concepts etc.
4. Study Materials:
It is important to choose the study materials that match with the syllabus as well as is easy to understand. Study materials can vary from online videos to books. We have shared some books referred by IBPS earlier toppers and faculties.
5. Take Care of Health:
Take care of your health. Have an adequate amount of sleep and rest. Also, do not forget to eat healthy food.
All the Best job Aspirants. Its a wonderful opportunity for a Government job. Have any doubts regarding IBPS Clerk preparation guidance, Books, Exam Pattern and Syllabus, you can discuss with us via the AfterGraduation Forum or in below comment box and we would be happy to discuss.
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