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IBPS PO 2020 notification was released on 4th Aug, 2020 and the much awaited IBPS PO Prelims is scheduled for Oct 3, 2020. The online registration for IBPS PO 2020 exam has already started which leaves you with a duration of around 2 months for your exam preparation. As far as the vacancies are concerned, this year the IBPS PO has announced 1167 vacancies, however it is now increased to 1417. Have you applied for IBPS PO yet? If not, apply right away as Aug 26, 2020, is the last day for the online registration. This is high time that aspirants those who wish to clear the exam this year must get started with their preparation. Take free mock test of IBPS PO now and know where you stand in terms of your preparation among other aspirants. Starting now with your preparation will undoubtedly spearhead yourself ahead of a majority of your competitors. As you would already be aware that IBPS PO Prelims is all about your speed of answering the questions with accuracy. And to get into that momentum, all you require is practice along with reviewing your weak areas and putting extra efforts to improve upon them. In this article we are hand-holding the candidates regarding a well drafted IBPS PO 2020 study plan which they can follow or can make use of to create their own study plan as per their preparation levels.

IBPS PO 2020: Notification, Exam Date, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Eligibility

IBPS PO 2020 Important Exam Dates

ActivityTentative Dates
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application bycandidates05.08.2020 to 26.08.2020
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)05.08.2020 to 26.08.2020
Download of call letters for Pre- Exam TraininglSeptember 2020
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training l21.09.2020 to 26.09.2020
Download of call letters for Online examination – PreliminaryOctober 2020
Online Examination – Preliminary03.10.2020, 10.10.2020 and11.10.2020
Result of Online exam – PreliminaryOctober/ November 2020
Download of Call letter for Online exam – MainNovember 2020
Online Examination – Main28.11.2020
Declaration of Result – MainDecember 2020
Download of call letters for interviewJanuary 2021
Conduct of interviewJanuary / February 2021
Provisional AllotmentApril 2021

Practice, Review, Repeat

“Practice, Review, Repeat” should be the core mantra of your preparation strategy. Since there is ample time left, you need to ensure that by mid-September, the concepts of the majority of topics are crystal-clear. From mid-September until the day of the exam, you should focus on increasing your speed along with keeping a check on your accuracy. To achieve this, you need to do a lot of practice. Devote 4-5 hours on a daily basis towards solving questions of different sections viz. English Language, Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning Ability. Keep taking as many mock tests as possible to have a continuous evaluation of your preparation. Also, we have introduced special Lockdown warm up tests that are free sectional tests for Quant, Reasoning and English and can be attempted on the website and PracticeMock app as well. Take these free sectional tests to know your level of preparation in each of the sections. To give aspirants a much clear picture, let’s have a look at the exam pattern of IBPS PO Prelims.

IBPS PO 2020 Prelims Exam Pattern

S.   No.Name of TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksMedium of ExamTime allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1English Language3030English20 minutes
2Quantitative Aptitude3535English and Hindi20 minutes
3Reasoning Ability3535English and Hindi20 minutes
 Total100100  

Note:

  • Negative Marking of 0.25 per incorrect answer is applicable.
  • Marks of Prelims will be considered only for the Mains Exam and not in the final selection
  • Aspirants need to clear the Overall & Sectional Cut-offs to qualify for the Mains exam

As mentioned above we are giving this comprehensive study plan so that aspirants can follow the same to ace the upcoming IBPS PO Prelims 2020. Try and fit in this study plan in your time table and boost your exam preparation level. As per the official notification the exam dates are 3rd, 10th and 11th October 2020 for the prelims exam. So, don’t wait any further and start your preparation from today.

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IBPS PO Prelims 2020 – Study Plan

For your convenience, we have come up with a Study Plan which will help you in having a consistent practice of different topics across different sections. We have infused this Study Plan with Mock Tests at different intervals. Taking Mock Tests will not only help you to identify your weak areas but it will also keep you updated on your rank amidst other aspirants.

DayDateGoal 1Goal 2
16th August, 2020Free IBPS PO Prelims Mock TestWorking on the weak areas as found in the analysis
27th August, 2020English Language- Spot the Error & Practicing SetsReasoning- Seating Arrangements
38th August, 2020IBPS PO Prelims Mock Test 1Working on the weak areas as found in the analysis
49th August, 2020Reasoning- Direction SenseQuantitative Aptitude- Approximation & Simplification
510th August, 2020Quantitative Aptitude- Number SeriesQuant Prelims Sectional Test 01
611th August, 2020Reasoning- Machine Input-OutputReasoning Prelims Sectional Test 01
712th August, 2020IBPS PO Prelims Mock Test 2Working on the weak areas as found in the analysis
813th August, 2020Reasoning- Data SufficiencyEnglish Language- Idioms and Phrases & Practicing Sets
914th August, 2020English Language- Synonyms/AntonymsEnglish Prelims Sectional Test 01
1015th August, 2020Reasoning- SyllogismQuantitative Aptitude- Problems on Ages
1116th August, 2020IBPS PO Prelims Mock Test 3Working on the weak areas as found in the analysis
1217th August, 2020English Language- Reading ComprehensionEnglish Prelims Sectional Test 02
1318th August, 2020Quantitative Aptitude- HCF & LCMReasoning- Logical Reasoning
1419th August, 2020Quantitative Aptitude- Time & Work and Time & Speed and Distance & TimeQuant Prelims Sectional Test 02
1520th August, 2020IBPS PO Prelims Mock Test 4Working on the weak areas as found in the analysis
1621st August, 2020Quantitative Aptitude- Number SeriesEnglish Language- Sentence Rearrangement & Practicing Sets
1722nd August, 2020Reasoning- Blood RelationsReasoning Prelims Sectional Test 02
1823rd August, 2020Quantitative Aptitude- MensurationReasoning- Machine Input-Output
1924th August, 2020IBPS PO Prelims Mock Test 5Working on the weak areas as found in the analysis
2025th August, 2020English Language- Reading ComprehensionEnglish Prelims Sectional Test 03
2126th August, 2020Quantitative Aptitude- Data SufficiencyQuant Prelims Sectional Test 03
2227th August, 2020Reasoning- Coding-decodingEnglish Language- Fill in the Blanks & Practicing Sets
2328th August, 2020Reasoning- Number SeriesReasoning Prelims Sectional Test 03
2429th August, 2020Quantitative Aptitude- Profit & LossEnglish Language- Practicing Sets
2530th August, 2020IBPS PO Prelims Mock Test 6Working on the weak areas as found in the analysis
2631st August, 2020IBPS PO Prelims Mock Test 7Working on the weak areas as found in the analysis
271st Sep, 2020Quantitative Aptitude- Problems on AgesReasoning- Inequalities
282nd Sep, 2020English Language- Reading ComprehensionQuantitative Aptitude- Approximation & Simplification
293rd Sep, 2020English Language- Practicing SetsEnglish Prelims Sectional Test 04
304th Sep, 2020Quantitative Aptitude- Ratio & ProportionQuant Prelims Sectional Test 04
315th Sep, 2020English Language- Spot the Error & Practicing SetsReasoning- Seating Arrangements
326th Sep, 2020Quantitative Aptitude- Number SeriesEnglish Language- Sentence Rearrangement & Practicing Sets
337th Sep, 2020IBPS PO Prelims Mock Test 8Working on the weak areas as found in the analysis
348th Sep, 2020IBPS PO Prelims Mock Test 9Working on the weak areas as found in the analysis
359th Sep, 2020English Language- Reading ComprehensionEnglish Prelims Sectional Test 05
3610th Sep, 2020Quantitative Aptitude- HCF & LCMQuant Prelims Sectional Test 05
3711th Sep, 2020Reasoning- Number SeriesQuantitative Aptitude- Profit & Loss
3812th Sep, 2020English Language- Synonyms/AntonymsEnglish Language- Idioms and Phrases & Practicing Sets
3913th Sep, 2020IBPS PO Prelims Mock Test 10Working on the weak areas as found in the analysis
4014th Sep, 2020Reasoning- SyllogismReasoning Prelims Sectional Test 04
4115th Sep, 2020Reasoning- Data SufficiencyQuantitative Aptitude- Mensuration
4216th Sep, 2020IBPS PO Prelims Mock Test 11Working on the weak areas as found in the analysis
4317th Sep, 2020Reasoning- Blood RelationsEnglish Language- Fill in the Blanks & Practicing Sets
4418th Sep, 2020Quantitative Aptitude- Data SufficiencyReasoning- Coding-decoding
4519th Sep, 2020IBPS PO Prelims Mock Test 12Working on the weak areas as found in the analysis
4620th Sep, 2020English Language- Practicing SetsReasoning- Logical Reasoning
4721st Sep, 2020Quantitative Aptitude- Number SeriesReasoning Prelims Sectional Test 05
4822nd Sep, 2020IBPS PO Prelims Mock Test 13Working on the weak areas as found in the analysis
4923rd Sep, 2020IBPS PO Prelims Mock Test 14Working on the weak areas as found in the analysis
5024th Sep, 2020Quantitative Aptitude- AverageReasoning- Direction Sense
5125th Sep, 2020IBPS PO Prelims Mock Test 15Working on the weak areas as found in the analysis
5226th Sep, 2020IBPS PO Prelims Mock Test 16Working on the weak areas as found in the analysis
5327th Sep, 2020IBPS PO Prelims Mock Test 17Working on the weak areas as found in the analysis
5428th Sep, 2020IBPS PO Prelims Mock Test 18Working on the weak areas as found in the analysis
5529th Sep, 2020IBPS PO Prelims Mock Test 19Working on the weak areas as found in the analysis
5630th Sep, 2020IBPS PO Prelims Mock Test 20Working on the weak areas as found in the analysis
571st Oct, 2020Work upon your weak areas/topicsWork upon your weak areas/topics
582nd Oct, 2020Take RestTake Rest

Take Free IBPS PO Prelims 2020 Mock Test

Follow this Study Plan to ensure that the revision of no topic is missed out. Keep taking Mock Tests as well on the stipulated dates on the study plan. If you’ve followed this Study Plan religiously, remember not to take any Mock Test on one day prior to the exam (i.e. Oct 3, 2020). 

Wishing you all the best for your preparation!

 

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