Now that the IBPS PO Prelims results are out, you must be fully geared up for the Mains preparation. The Mains will be on Nov 30, 2019, which leaves with you only 24 days for your preparation. You must remember that you need to put all your efforts in a systematic manner in these 24 days so as to get your best performance on Nov 30. Please bear in mind that there are 4,336 vacancies for which aspirants across the country would be competing with you. Unlike the Prelims which was a speed-based test, IBPS PO Mains checks whether you can deal with difficult questions and your conceptual clarity. Also, the fact that unlike Prelims’ marks which wouldn’t be considered in the final selection, Mains marks will be considered in the final selection.
All in all, you can’t take the Mains exam lightly. After all, all the aspirants whom you’ll be competing with have already shown their mettle by clearing Prelims. Now, let’s have a quick glance at IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern:
IBPS PO Mains 2019 Exam Pattern
|S.No.||Name of Tests (Not in Sequence)||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Medium of Exam||Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)|
|1||Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60||English & Hindi||60 minutes|
|2||General/ Economy/ BankingAwareness||40||40||English & Hindi||35 minutes|
|3||English Language||35||40||English||40 minutes|
|4||Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||English & Hindi||45 minutes|
|5||English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)||2||25||English||30 minutes|
At this stage, when most of your concepts are already clear, a systematic preparation will set the right platform for you to achieve your dream job. This systematic preparation should include a constant revision & practice of your strengths and at the same time giving due attention to your weak areas. Don’t make the mistake of ignoring your weak areas. You never know if an easy question from your weak areas can give the required boost to your sectional & overall score.
Use Mock Tests in Your Preparation
Taking a Free Mock Test will provide you with a comprehensive analysis of your performance. Not only will it acquaint you with the examination environment, but it will also brief you on your strengths and weaknesses. We recommend you take a Free Mock Test right away so as to get an overview of your current performance and you can improve upon it. Also, to help you with a systematic preparation, we have come up with the below Study Plan. Following this Study Plan will ensure that you don’t miss out practising any important topic. We have infused Mock Tests at certain points in this plan. These Mock Tests will help you track if your preparation is going in the right direction.
Let’s have a look at the Study Plan now.
|Day||Date||1st Goal||2nd Goal||3rd Goal|
|1||Wednesday, November 6, 2019||Free IBPS PO Mains Mock Test||Working on the weak areas as found in the analysis||General Awareness- Dams and Thermal Power Plants, National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries and Biodiversity Hotspots|
|2||Thursday, November 7, 2019||Quantitative Aptitude- Profit & Loss||Reasoning- Seating Arrangements||Revision of Basic Banking Terminologies|
|3||Friday, November 8, 2019||IBPS PO Mains Mock Test 1||Working on the weak areas as found in the analysis||Revision of RBI FAQs|
|4||Saturday, November 9, 2019||Reasoning- Direction Sense||Quantitative Aptitude- Approximation & Simplification||General Awareness- Books & Authors|
|5||Sunday, November 10, 2019||IBPS PO Mains Mock Test 2||Working on the weak areas as found in the analysis||Revision of Weekly Current Affairs from PracticeMock’s Free PDFs|
|6||Monday, November 11, 2019||Quantitative Aptitude- Number Series||Reasoning- Machine Input-Output||Take Weekly CA Quiz on PM App|
|7||Tuesday, November 12, 2019||Reasoning- Data Sufficiency||English Language- Idioms and Phrases & Practicing Sets||Revision of Current Affairs of past 6 months|
|8||Wednesday, November 13, 2019||IBPS PO Mains Mock Test 3||Working on the weak areas as found in the analysis||Revision of Static GK- Indian Cities on river banks, Stadiums in India, Famous monuments and temples|
|9||Thursday, November 14, 2019||English Language- Synonyms/Antonyms||Reasoning- Syllogism||Revision of Weekly Current Affairs from PracticeMock’s Free PDFs|
|10||Friday, November 15, 2019||IBPS PO Mains Mock Test 4||Working on the weak areas as found in the analysis||Revision of Current Affairs of past 6 months|
|11||Saturday, November 16, 2019||Quantitative Aptitude- Problems on Ages||Reasoning- Inequalities||General Awareness- Important Days and National & International Affairs|
|12||Sunday, November 17, 2019||IBPS PO Mains Mock Test 5||Working on the weak areas as found in the analysis||Take Weekly CA Quiz on PM App|
|13||Monday, November 18, 2019||English Language- Reading Comprehension||Quantitative Aptitude- HCF & LCM and Mensuration||Revision of Static GK- Countries- Capitals & Currencies, CMs and Governors|
|14||Tuesday, November 19, 2019||IBPS PO Mains Mock Test 6||Working on the weak areas as found in the analysis||Revision of Current Affairs of past 6 months|
|15||Wednesday, November 20, 2019||Reasoning- Seating Arrangements||Quantitative Aptitude- Data Interpretation||General Awareness- Scientific Inventions & Discoveries|
|16||Thursday, November 21, 2019||Quantitative Aptitude- Time & Work and Time & Speed and Distance & Time||Reasoning- Logical Reasoning||Revision of Weekly Current Affairs from PracticeMock’s Free PDFs|
|17||Friday, November 22, 2019||IBPS PO Mains Mock Test 7||Working on the weak areas as found in the analysis||Revision of Static GK- Dams and Thermal Power Plants, National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries and Biodiversity Hotspots|
|18||Saturday, November 23, 2019||English Language- Fill in the Blanks & Practicing Sets||Reasoning- Coding-decoding and Inequalities||General Awareness- News related to Finance & Economy|
|19||Sunday, November 24, 2019||Quantitative Aptitude- Ratio & Proportion||English Language- Sentence Rearrangement & Practicing Sets||Revision of Static GK- Indian Cities on river banks, Stadiums in India, Famous monuments and temples|
|20||Monday, November 25, 2019||English Language- Spot the Error & Practicing Sets||Quantitative Aptitude- Data Sufficiency||General Awareness- International & National Organizations and their Headquarters|
|21||Tuesday, November 26, 2019||IBPS PO Mains Mock Test 8||Working on the weak areas as found in the analysis||General Awareness- Budget, Awards & Honours|
|22||Wednesday, November 27, 2019||IBPS PO Mains Mock Test 9||Reasoning- Blood Relations||Take Weekly CA Quiz on PM App|
|23||Thursday, November 28, 2019||IBPS PO Mains Mock Test 10||English Language- Reading Comprehension||General Awareness- Countries & Capitals and Sports in News|
|24||Friday, November 29, 2019||Revision of Current Affairs of last 6 months||Relax||Relax|
Having rigorously worked on this Study Plan, you deserve to relax and stay calm 1 day before the exam. This is all from our side. If you have any feedback for us, please use the comments box below.
Wishing you good luck with your preparation!
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