How to Prepare for IDBI JAM ESO
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IDBI JAM/ ESO Notification is out. The number of vacancies is 2,100. Are you excited about getting a job in the banking sector? If yes, take an IDBI JAM/ ESO Free Mock Test now and see how ready are you for the exam. Get an insightful analysis of your performance in several measures like your weak areas, your country-wide rank, your performance compared with that of the topper. Properly working on all these inputs will definitely improve your performance over the period of time. As you keep taking Mock Tests, you will be able to track and correct your performance. 

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As you would be already aware IDBI JAM recruitment comprises of 2 stages: an online test & Interview whereas in the case of IDBI ESO, it is only an online test.  In this article, we will be focussing on how to start your preparation for the online test. Let’s have a look at the IDBI JAM/ ESO Exam Pattern.

IDBI JAM/ ESO Exam Pattern

S.NoName of the TestNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1Logical Reasoning, Data Analysis & Interpretation6060Composite time of 2 hours
2English Language4040
3Quantitative Aptitude4040
4General/Economy/Banking Awareness/ Computer/IT6060


  • The above tests except the tests of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.
  • Candidates have to qualify in each of the four tests, by securing cut-off marks as decided by the Bank.
  • For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected/final score.

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Preparation Strategy for IDBI JAM/ ESO

English Language

There will be 40 questions of 40 marks and you will be given 120 minutes for all the sections. If you have been devoting 45 mins-1 hour to reading newspapers on a daily basis, keep continuing that practice. Not only will it gradually increase your reading speed, but it will also enhance your vocabulary. In case you ain’t reading a newspaper, start reading it today onwards. Let’s have a look at the list of topics you need to cover in this section.

  • Cloze Test
  • Correct Usage
  • Error Spotting
  • Fillers– Single, Double
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Odd One Out
  • One Word Substitution
  • Para jumbles
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Synonyms/ Antonyms
  • Vocabulary based questions
  • Word/Phrase Replacement

Start with one topic at a time and practice enough number of quizzes using TopicTests and English Mini Mocks on the PracticeMock platform. Solve a number of questions and focus on the areas in which you are getting the answers wrong. Buy the IDBI JAM/ ESO Package and get access to a number of Sectional Tests where you can practice, evaluate and improve upon your performance. Review the detailed solution of the question you answered incorrectly to understand your problem-area. With consistent practice and working on your weak areas, your performance will most likely improve.

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Quantitative Aptitude

In this section, there will be 40 questions of 40 marks and you will be given 120 minutes for all the sections. Let’s have a look at the list of topics which needs to be covered:

  • Age Problems
  • Average
  • Boats and Stream
  • Clock and Calendar Problems
  • Data Interpretation – Charts and Graphs: Line Graph, Bar Graph, Pie Chart; Tabular; Caselet; Mixed DI
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Decimal and Fractions
  • Indices and Surds
  • LCM and H.C.F
  • Mensuration
  • Mixture and Allegations
  • Number Series
  • Number System
  • Partnership
  • Percentage
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Probability
  • Profit, Loss and Discount
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Simplification & Approximation

Pick a topic and check the questions on it. There are plenty of videos available on the internet. Try watching a video from a trusted channel and have a crystal-clear conceptual clarity. Once the concepts are clear, try understanding the shortcuts & tricks. Do this for all the topics listed above. Take a Free Mock Test as well and shortlist your weak areas. Clarify their concepts and take Topic Tests on the PracticeMock platform. Fresh quizzes are uploaded on a daily basis and are absolutely free of cost to take.

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Reasoning Ability

In this section, you will get 60 questions of 60 marks and you are given 120 minutes for all the sections. The topics which need to be covered are:

  • Alpha-numeric/Alphabetical Series
  • Analogy
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Blood Relations
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Directions and Distances
  • Double Line-up
  • Inequality
  • Input-Output
  • Order and Ranking/Direction
  • Puzzles – Box based, Floor, Calendar, Day/Months based, etc.
  • Scheduling
  • Seating Arrangement– Linear, Circular, Facing Inside/Outside, Mixed
  • Statement and Conclusion
  • Statement-Course of Action
  • Syllogism

Pick one topic at a time. Let’s say you picked the topic Blood Relations. Watch some videos on the internet and try to understand the different kinds of questions asked. Come up with your own shortcuts/tricks like assigning +sign to males & -signs to females and so on. Do this for each and every topic. Additionally, take Reasoning Mini Mocks and Topic Tests on the PracticeMock App. These quizzes and mocks are absolutely free to take.

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The importance of practising via Mock Tests can’t be undermined. After all Mock Tests provide you with a simulated environment where you can face the exam multiple time before the actual exam. Consider buying the IDBI JAM/ ESO Package and practice via Full-length Mock Tests.

Wishing you good luck for your preparation!

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