How to Prepare for IBPS PO 2016: Tips & Tricks

How to Prepare for IBPS PO 2016

How to Prepare for IBPS PO 2016: IBPS PO Notification for 2016 is out and it’s the dream Examination for every aspirant who wishes to secure Job in banking industry.  The Online Recruitment Examination for the post of Probationary Officer to various PSBs will be conducted in the month of October and November.

As the exam is only a few months away, it is time for the candidates to start the preparation. This year, IBPS PO exam will be conducted online and will follow the same selection process i.e 3 Tier Process. In this article, we will give you some tips and tricks on how to prepare for IBPS PO 2016. But first, let’s have a look at the exam pattern and syllabus for IBPS PO Prelims 2016.


IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2016 (Prelims)

Similar to SBI PO, the IBPS PO Prelims Examination is an Objective MCQ based paper with 3 sections – Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

Name of the Section  No. of Questions  Max. Marks
 English Language  30  30
 Quantitative Aptitude  35  35
 Reasoning Ability  35  25
 Total  100  100

The total time duration for all the three papers is 1 hour. Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Only the shortlisted candidates for each category will be allowed to appear for the IBPS PO mains examination.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2016 (Prelims)

Before starting your preparation, you need to be well informed regarding all the topics specific to each section of IBPS PO 2016. We have mentioned the entire IBPS PO syllabus 2016 in a constructive format.

IBPS PO Reasoning Syllabus

This section will consist of questions based on Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning from following topics:

  • Classification
  • Analogy
  • Decision Making
  • Word Formation
  • Series, Decoding & Coding
  • Blood Relation
  • Symbol & Notation
  • Statement & Conclusion
  • Sitting Arrangement

IBPS PO English Language Syllabus

This section will consist of questions on basic understanding of English Language from the following topics:

  • Completion of sentence
  • Tenses
  • Meanings
  • Grammar Errors
  • Passage Completion
  • Synonyms & Antonyms

IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

This section will consist of questions based on numerical ability from the following topics:

  • Arithmetic & Data Interpretation
  • Bar Graphs
  • Pie-Charts
  • Line Graphs & Tabulation
  • Roots
  • Average
  • Ratio
  • Time & Work
  • Time And Distance
  • Percentage
  • Profit & Loss

Once you get acquainted with the exam pattern and syllabus, you get a fair idea about the topics you need to work on and how you need to start the preparation. So, let’s head to the crux of this article i.e. how to prepare for IBPS PO 2016


How to Prepare for IBPS PO 2016

IBPS PO Prelims is almost similar to SBI PO Examination in pattern as well as syllabus but according to a notion that SBI PO is tougher than IBPS PO.  Here we are going to tell you that in spite of how you prepare  till date, no matter how you performed in previous examination, you managed to Qualify or not? This will not affect the IBPS Preparation and performance if you follow us regularly and regularly dedicate time to study using management plan.

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Starting preparation basically is a plan or strategizing things that you have to implement in next few months to get benefited for the whole life.  So the list of tasks will be as follows:

Set Goals and Milestones 

Enlist the topics you need to focus on in the upcoming months and set goals that are feasible in terms of the numbers like Topics to be made into strengths, Marks to be target section-wise, Marks to target in Overall Examination etc and start preparation accordingly.

Follow Pomodoro Technique

Pomodoro Technique is basically a time management technique in order to get a proper relaxation time for the mind between the studies. According to this technique, studying is divided into 30 mins of slots in which 25 mins is preparation time and rest is relex time and after every 4 pomodoro , a 15 min of Gap is required.

Analyze Performance Time to Time

Mock test will be a best resource to analyse performance time to time.  This will be a better way to improve time to time.

Take English Section Seriously 

Maximum candidates consider English as their weakness and attempt it in the minimum time. They try to secure the marks in rest sections, so the candidate having English as their strength can be at benefit easily. So dedicate time to prepare for this section.

Don’t Overburden Yourself

Don’t study all the time – Don’t overburden yourself in reading and preparing always. Just give yourself proper time.

Stay Motivated and Keep Learning

Do not overthink about things you might have to be leave out. Be confident with your goals that you set initially and just try to fulfil them.

We hope this article helps in motivating you all into starting your IBPS PO Exam Preparation earnestly.


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