Last-Minute Preparation Tips for IBPS Clerk Exam

22Feb,2021
By Editorial

Last-minute preparation for IBPS Clerk would help candidates score well. Candidates appearing for the IBPS clerk exam should check out these strategies for last-minute preparation tips.

The IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam was conducted on the 5th, 12th, and 13th of December 2020 and the mains exam will be conducted on 28 Feb 2021 in 4 different slots each day. Every year, aspirants appear for the IBPS Clerk Exam in lakhs and making it one of the most competitive exams in the country. 

Besides putting in the effort and hard work, candidates need to prepare and plan smartly for the exam. We have made a list of last-minute preparations that will help the candidates appearing for the IBPS Clerk exam to score well in the exam.

Here in this article, we have manifested a few last-minute preparation tips for the IBPS Clerk exam that will help candidates to score well in the exam.

 

IBPS Clerk Highlights:

Exam Name IBPS Clerk
Exam Category Banking
Conducting Body Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
Exam Level National
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam Mode Online or Computer-based Test mode
No. of Attempts 4
Exam Fee For General - INR 850
For SC/ ST/ PwD - INR 175
Exam Duration Preliminary – 1 hour
Mains – 2 hours 40 minutes
Question Type MCQs
Exam Language English

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern:

It is very much important for candidates to understand the paper pattern of the exam to know how to prepare for the IBPS Clerk exam. Mentioned below is the IBPS clerk exam pattern:

Exam Mode Online or Computer-based Test mode
Number of Questions Preliminary – 100
Mains – 190
Exam Duration Preliminary – 1 hour
Mains – 2 hours 40 minutes
Question Type MCQs
Exam Language English
Marking Scheme +1 marks for every right answer -0.25 mark for every wrong answer
No marks for unanswered questions
Maximum Marks Preliminary – 100
Mains – 200


IBPS Clerk subject-wise marks distribution:

As per the exam pattern, a total of 100 questions will be asked in the IBPS clerk prelim exam from the Numerical Ability, Reasoning Ability, and English Language section. The tabulation below are the subject-wise marks distribution of questions as per IBPS Clerk prelim exam:

Sections No. of questions Marks Duration
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes (1 hour)

And in the IBPS Clerk mains exam, a total of 190 questions will be asked as per the exam pattern from Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and General/ Financial Awareness. The tabulation below are the subject-wise marks distribution of questions as per IBPS Clerk mains exam:

Sections No. of questions Marks Duration
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
English Language 40 40 35 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes


Last-minute preparation tips for IBPS clerk exam:

Here we are about to discuss the last-minute preparation tips for the IBPS Clerk exam that will help the candidates to make a preparation strategy for the examination:

Revision

The most essential part of any exam preparation is complete revision. Thoroughly revise all the concepts, especially the formulas in the case of Quantitative Aptitude and certain rules in the case of Reasoning Ability. Candidates make sure they remember everything that they have been preparing for as that will help them boost their confidence. They are required to avoid picking up new topics and start revising all the important topics at the last moment.

Practice

Another essential factor is to practice several mock tests, previous year’s exam questions, patterns, etc. Solve as many practice papers or mock tests as possible because that will help you to analyze and identify your subject-wise weaknesses and strengths by solving previous year papers/ sample papers regularly. Keep practicing questions till the exam comes that will help you enhance your performance and also it will help you with proper time management. 

Do not skip any topic

Do not avoid any topic that comes under the Syllabus of the IBPS Clerk exam, so make sure that you have a proper understanding of every topic asked in all of the sections.

Time Management

Time Management is one of the very crucial tips that the candidates should keep in their mind before they enter the exam hall. Candidates should try to complete every section before the time and take the last few minutes to revise the question that they didn’t attempt. They make sure that the composite time of 20 minutes in each section is divided properly among all the topics in which you possess good command.

Work on Speed & Accuracy

Having discussed time management earlier, another important factor is, maintaining a very good speed right from the beginning of the exam by not compromising with accuracy under any circumstance because that will help candidates avoid negative marking in the exam. Candidates need to work on their speed & accuracy of solving questions to follow the proper time management.

Be optimistic & Stay Calm

Do not let any moment of agitation ruin all your hard work and preparation as you have been preparing for the exam for quite some time now. Just stay calm during these last moments, try to engage in any of your hobbies, and build up positivity around you with confidence to reduce your anxiety for the exam.

Read here : IBPS Clerk Exam Date, Exam Pattern and Syllabus

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