# IBPS PO Main Exam 2022: Best Strategy with Important Topics

Nov 25, 2022

IBPS is all set to conduct a highly competitive yet the most sought-after banking exams in the country for Probationary Officers. Those candidates, who have been through with the Preliminary phase on the 15th, 16th, and 22nd of October 2022, must be waiting to compete the day after tomorrow on 26th November 2022. If you’ve also joined this competitive bandwagon, we’re here with the best preparatory advice needed to boost your preparation, and help you quickly revise all the previously studied material.

So, without much ado, let us discuss the best strategy on how to approach the BPS PO Mains Exam 2022 in a planned way and get desired results.

## Section-wise Best Strategy with Important Topics

The best IBPS PO preparation and revision tips from experts and toppers can guide you in gaining a thorough understanding of what can be asked in the upcoming exam from every section of the exam. So, it is important to make a planned schedule to cover all the topics from English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, and General Knowledge.

Here’s all you should do to maximize your score in every section or subject of IBPS PO Mains 2022 exam:

### 1. Reasoning Ability

Be ready to face 50 questions to be answered in a total of 40 minutes in this section. Reasoning Ability section is one of the most scoring parts of the exam, as you’ll not have to do mathematical calculations in it. Here, you’ll have to logically consider or observe the information provided in the question. In last year’s IBPS PO Mains exam, around 4 to 5 sets, which accounts for a total of 20 to 25 questions were asked from Puzzles and Rearrangement. It comes to roughly 50% of the total questions of this section. So, practice these topics religiously. In addition, other topics asked included Syllogism, Input/ Output, Data Sufficiency, and Logical Reasoning. Syllogism, Inequality, and Input/ Output. The questions were easy and less time-consuming.

Practice all these topics properly and carefully. Also, practice miscellaneous topics like Blood Relations and Directions based questions. These topics are also easy and less time taking. Try to answer these topics in a time-constraint manner, which is 50 minutes.

#### Important Topics for IBPS PO Mains Reasoning Ability

1. Puzzles
2. Blood Relation
3. Syllogism
4. Data Sufficiency
5. Order and Ranking
6. Coding-Decoding
7. Seating Arrangements
8. Direction Sense
9. Machine Input-Output
10. Inequalities
11. Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
12. Logical Reasoning, Statement, and Assumption

### 2. English Language

In this section, you’ll get 40 questions to be answered 30 minutes time. English can be tough if you’ve not built your vocabulary and not revised all the required Grammar rules carefully. Last year’s pattern of the IBPS PO Mains exam says, 2 sets of Comprehension came in the exam along with topics like Spotting Errors, the Cloze test, Sentence Improvement, and Para jumbles.

Try to master the following topics thoroughly and attempt them first in the exam:

1. Spotting Errors / Sentence Improvement
2. Cloze Test
3. Para jumbles
4. Try to attempt the Reading Comprehension questions after you finish these topics.

In addition, keep the following things in mind while attempting RC questions

• Mostly, Reading Comprehension passages are likely to be based on topics like Banking & Economy, Social Issues, Business, Science and Technology, etc. So, revise by practicing passages on these topics.
• Go through all the options provided for an answer carefully. The questions will be directly based on the content of the passage.
• You can get a question on the central theme of the passage. So, carefully go through the first 2 to 3 lines of the passage to get an idea of the gist of the passage. This will help you answer the question correctly.

#### Important Topics for IBPS PO Mains English Language

2. Cloze Test
3. Fillers
4. Sentence Errors
5. Paragraph Conclusion
6. Vocabulary based questions
7. Sentence Improvement
8. Jumbled Paragraph
9. Paragraph /Sentences Restatement
10. Paragraph Based Questions

### 3. Quantitative Aptitude

You’ll have to face 50 questions and answer them in 40 minutes in this section. Previous year’s mains exam history says around 4 DI sets of 20 questions were asked from DI. More topics that appeared in the exam were Number Series, Data Sufficiency, and other miscellaneous topics. So, practice Data Interpretation, especially the ratio and average-based questions. These questions are easy to answer and a must. The DI sets asked in the Prelims exam were calculative in nature, so you should practice these questions regularly and check your speed and accuracy in calculations via Mock Tests. You can go through the link below to clear your basics of Data Interpretation .

Plus, a few miscellaneous topics such as Ratio and Proportion, Boats and Streams, Time and Work, Problems on Ages, etc. are comparatively easy, if you have the basics clear. Invest 50 minutes in practicing the questions. Make it a dedicated time-constraint practice.

#### Important Topics for IBPS PO Mains 2022 Quantitative Aptitude

1. Average
2. Age
4. Pipes & Cistern
5. Time & Work
6. Speed Time & Distance
7. Simple Interest & Compound Interest
8. Data Interpretation
9. Number Series
10. Problems on L.C.M and H.C.F
11. Percentage
12. Partnership
13. Permutation & Combination
14. Simplification and Approximation
15. Partnership
16. Probability
17. Profit and Loss

### 4. General Awareness

This section will consist of 40 questions with a total of 20 minutes to complete it. Questions will be asked mainly about current affairs & Banking Awareness topics. This section may also include questions on books & authors, Currencies, Important Places, Awards, Headquarters, Prime Minister’s Schemes, Important Days, etc. It would be advisable to go through the GK updates of at least the last 2 – 3 months.

Do not forget to prepare for the static GK part as well, especially the countries, their capitals, and currencies (Try to focus especially on the countries that have been in news lately, for instance, the countries visited by our Prime Minister or President or with whom any major MoU has been signed). Make sure you revise everything you prepare for this section regularly.

Important Topics for IBPS PO Mains 2022 General Awareness

1. Banking Awareness
2. International Current Affairs
3. Sports Abbreviations
4. Currencies & Capitals
5. Financial Awareness
6. Govt. Schemes and Policies
7. National Current Affairs
8. Static Awareness
9. Static Banking

### 5. Computer Awareness

There will be 20 Questions on this topic, to be answered within 10 minutes.

Practice following topics thoroughly:

1. Fundamentals of Computer
2. History of Computer
3. Internet
4. MS Office β Word, Powerpoint, Excel & Access
5. Memory
6. Input Output devices
7. Computer Shortcuts

## Conclusion

Now that we’ve discussed all the aspects of revising all the sections of the IBPS PO Mains 2022 exam, you must start your quick revision from now onwards until the day after tomorrow, if you dream of cracking the exam in first attempt. Don’t forget IBPS PO Mains 2022 Mock Tests are the keys to IBPS PO success.

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