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The IBPS RRB PO Prelims Exam 2021 is just 2 days away from testing your skills! You will have to compete with lakhs of fellow candidates for a total of 9698 vacancies.

And, by now, you must have covered the entire syllabus and revised almost all the important topics. But do you still think you miss something? Are you looking for last-minute advice to pump up your last-minute revision strategy?

Read, RRB PO Prelims 2021: Dos and Don’ts for Cracking it!

Today we are going to briefly discuss some Last-Minute Tips for IBPS RRB PO 2021 Exam that will enable you to give that final touch to your revision and help you strategize the exam in a better way.

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Before we discuss the last-minute tips, it is essential to keep in your mind the structure of the Exam!

A composite time of 45 minutes is provided to candidates to complete two sections namely Reasoning and Numerical Ability. Candidates must clear the cut-off of each section. The cut-off for each section is decided by the team of IBPS depending on the level of difficulty of the paper

S. No.SectionQuestionMarksDuration
1Reasoning4040Composite Time of
45 minutes
2Quantitative Aptitude4040

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The Last Minute Tips

Here are the last-minute tips you need to follow to make sure you have done all that was needed to gear up for a perfect performance:

Effective Time Management

You need to try to attempt those questions that you can solve easily and quickly. First, try to attempt questions that you can easily solve. Do not try to solve every question, but try to solve every question you feel you can solve quickly and accurately. Effective time management is one of the most major keys to success in the RRB PO Exam.

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Speed and Accuracy

Speed and accuracy are the souls of the RRB PO Exam. If you can will keep solving the questions with speed, you’ll get the time to solve the tough and tricky questions. This way, you can leave the tricky questions to revisit them later whenever time allows.

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Negative Marking

You must keep in mind that there is a negative marking of 1/4th of the mark per question for each wrong answer given. So, keep all the above points in mind to avoid negative marking. So, it is always a better option to leave the question you’re completely unsure of. As the prelims exam is qualifying in nature, the marks gained in this exam will not be included in the final merit list.


Take Care of the Sectional Cut-Off

You will be required to score the minimum marks required in each section to clear the sectional cut-off and also the minimum total store to clear the overall cut-off in the online Exam to be short-listed for the Mains Exam. You can also take a look at the last year’s cut-off to know how much you need to score this year in the Exam.

Revise Formulas and Tables Again

Give a quick revision to all the formulas and tables that you have prepared. They always play a major role in implementing time management and enhancing speed. So, it becomes mandatory to practice them down or apply them randomly to experience their power in the actual Exam.

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Don’t Go for New Topics

It is advisable to avoid preparing for new topics in the last moments before the Exam, as it may create confusion in your mind. In doing so, you may also forget certain important points that may appear in the Exam. It is always better to revise what you know.


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Build Exam time strategy

Make sure you go to the Exam with a good Exam strategy. It will help you in attempting every question. For that, you need to make up your mind to skip questions you could get stuck on, to return to them later to complete the Exam. You need to skip every tough question that stumps you and attempt every question you feel you can answer quickly. For instance, if a minute slipped away and you still can’t answer a question, you should immediately skip it. If you will keep mulling it over, you may naturally run out of time. So, you need to go through the Exam and try to do all the questions you know right away first, and then you will have loads of time to work out harder questions if this strategy goes well. And it will go well with regular practice.

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You need to keep in mind that each question has a fixed weightage in the actual exam. Therefore, you should not invest more than the required amount of time in a single question. Skip the question, if it seems confusing or a hard nut to crack. This is the most important last-minute advice! If you can finish all questions, you can get time to come back to it later. You still have time to practice it via Mock Test! So, what are you waiting for?


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