Last minute tips to crack IBPS Clerk 2016 Exam

IBPS has declared the result of CWE Clerk 2016 Prelims exam and is all set to organise the online CWE Clerk 2016 Mains exams on January 2, 3. 

Last Updated: Dec 26, 2015, 16:34 PM IST
Last minute tips to crack IBPS Clerk 2016 Exam
Candidates appearing for IBPS Mains exam

New Delhi: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has declared the result of CWE Clerk 2016 Preliminary Examination, held in the month of December and is all set to organise the online CWE Clerk 2016 Mains examination on January 2, 3. At least 2-3 lakh candidates are expected to appear for the Mains examination across the country.

With just handful of days left for the Mains Examination, candidates might be still confused about the study plan and how to manage the time during the exam. We bring to you some last minutes tips that will surely help to score well in the exam. Keep reading.

The aspirant candidates appearing for the Mains exam must be well-aware with the exam pattern, format and not forgetting the interface. While Clerk Preliminary exam consisted of only 3 sections, i.e. of Quantitative Ability, Reasoning Ability and English Language, the IBPS Mains Exam will have 5 different sections – English Language, Reasoning, Computer Knowledge, General Awareness and Quantitative Ability. Each section will consist of 40 questions, therefore making it total 200 marks. The test would be of 2 hours duration.

The candidates shall be required to qualify in each section as per the cut-off marks to be decided by the IBPS.

Marks obtained in the Mains exam will only be considered for short listing the candidates for the final interview.

0.25 mark will be deducted for every wrong attempt. Therefore, answer only those question that you are sure of and don't touch dubious ones.

Make a revision strategy and time to be allotted to each section during the exam. Plan this chart according to your ability and strength as per the section.

Do not waste too much time on one question, even if you are sure you will be able to solve it. It will hamper your overall score. Revise all the formulas and short-cut tricks for Quantitative Ability. Avoid to learn any new topic now as it might confuse you more during the exam.

Keep giving Mock-tests everyday. It not only encourages the over-all speed but also fills you up with much-required confidence. Also, allot at-least 15-20 minutes daily on reading newspapers, as it will improve your command over the language.

Try to avoid engaging yourself in time-consuming topics like Puzzles, Profit and Loss, Comprehensions. Rather, first attempt questions which require less time like, Sentence Improvement, Para jumbles, Error Spotting, Syllogism, Inequality, Simplification, Data Interpretation, Number Series etc. Once you think, you have scored enough to clear sectional cut-offs, move to other time-consuming topics.

English is said to be the easiest and least time-consuming section. It is advised to begin your exam with this section. Try to give between 20-22 minutes to these section.

Computer Knowledge section is also said to be an easy section. A basic knowledge of computers can help you score well in this section. General Awareness comprises questions from current affairs, banking awareness and static General Knowledge. Not much time should be given to Computer and General Awareness sections. Do not spend more than 15 minutes to solve each of the sections.You may choose to go for Computer Knowledge and General Awareness as your third section. You can switch for either Quantitative or Reasoning as your last topic as they both are time-consuming.

We wish good luck to all the candidates who are appearing for the Clerk 2016 Mains Exam!