The IBPS PO Notification has clearly stated that there are 1417 vacancies this time and the competition for these many vacancies have shown an increasing trend on a yearly basis. The IBPS PO 2020 notification was released in the month of August. Initially the vacancies released were 1167 and then later it got revised to 1417. According to the IBPS PO selection procedure it is a three step process starting with Prelims, Mains and lastly an Interview. The online registration for IBPS PO 2020 has already been over and now the aspirants must be preparing for this particular exam in full swing. The IBPS PO Prelims 2020 exam is scheduled on 3rd Oct, 2020 that leaves you with only 15 days of exam preparation. We believe that by now candidates must have already given our free mock test of IBPS PO Prelims and checked the detailed analysis. With the prelims exams being held on 3rd Oct, a majority of the competition will get eliminated. Your job now is to prepare for the prelims in full swing especially when only 15 days are left now. This article will help your IBPS PO 2020 preparation by giving it the right direction.
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern
|Sr.No.||Name of Tests||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Medium of Exam||Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)|
|1||English Language||30||30||English||20 minutes|
|2||Quantitative Aptitude||35||35||English and Hindi||20 minutes|
|3||Reasoning Ability||35||35||English and Hindi||20 minutes|
Take the 1st Mock Test to assess the level of your preparation
This step assesses the level of your preparation and is extremely important at this stage. You get to know your strengths and weaknesses and take the appropriate steps to capitalize on them. On a majority of the platforms, the first mock test is free and you get an instant analysis. The mock test assesses your capabilities in a controlled situation and gives you an exam-like feeling. A mock test actually replicates the actual exam in terms of the number of questions and their difficulty level, sectional time limits and the test-interface.
Get to know your weak areas & work on them
The analysis highlights your weak areas which you need to work upon. You can allocate a certain time in a day to solve more questions from your weak areas and to revise the concepts. It also tells you which sections you have spent unusually high time on so that you can identify those factors and save a little bit of time. What’s more! The analysis provides you with a detailed explanation of the questions you solved incorrectly. Take a moment or two to analyze what went wrong so that you don’t repeat the same mistake in the actual exam.
Keep practicing your strengths as well
Just working on the weak areas alone will not help. Considering the level of IBPS PO Prelims exam it is important to maintain both speed and accuracy. And this is where your strengths come into the picture to help you out. The questions in different sections will have a mix of easy and difficult questions. You need to scan all the questions quickly and evaluate the questions to make a decision of solving it or skipping it. The concepts which you are really good at will come handy in selecting the easy questions. Following this approach aptly will help you maximize your score in the given time.
Take 1 mock test per day until 1 day before the exam
Keep 10 mock tests reserved for the last leg of your preparation that is almost about to start. Its time that you start taking them on a daily basis 10 days before the exam. This way you should have taken all your tests by Oct 3 along with taking inputs from the analysis and using the inputs to better your performance. Taking 1 mock test per day will give you the right warm-up before the exam and will put you in the exam-mode. Having practiced this much, there isn’t any need to write any mock test on Oct 2 i.e. the day before the exam.
We hope this article would have helped to navigate your preparation in the right direction. Wishing you all the very best for the exam!
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