The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is going to conduct the IBPS Prelims exam for the post of Probationary Officer in various public sector banks in the month of October 2017, on the dates 7th, 8th, 14th, and 15th. The admit cards for the IBPS Tier1 exam 2017 have been released on Thursday, 21 September 2017, on the official website, www.ibps.in. The admit cards can be downloaded from this official website.
After the State Bank of India’s SBI PO exam for the post of Probationary Officer, and the Staff Selection Commission’s Combined Graduate Level exam, the IBPS PO exam is the next major and popular exam among degree-holders in India. Every year lakhs of degree holders enroll themselves in coaching institutes or purchase an online pendrive course for SSC and Bank in India to prepare with extreme determination and dedication. With the perks these exams offer, the dedication to become successful in them grows even more.
Changes in IBPS PO this year
From this year onwards, IBPS will be following the exam pattern and syllabus of SBI PO. This year has seen a major change, unlike every other year.
a. Objective Online Preliminary Examination.
b. Objective and Descriptive Online Mains Examination.
c. The final interview.
In this selection process, what has changed is the second phase, while the rest sees no major change in pattern.
Both phases are computer-based, i.e., online. On interviewing some successful aspirants we have come across the belief that Bank and SSC quant in India is not only tricky but most difficult to achieve accuracy in. While SSC CGL 2017 saw a raised difficulty level in quant, the SBI PO 2017 quant ranged between easy and moderate for the majority of questions.
To download admit card for IBPS PO 2017:
a. Visit www.ibps.in .
b. Click the link to download Preliminary Online Exam call letter for common recruitment process for PO.
c. Enter roll number/ registration number and date of birth/ password.
e. Take a printout.
With the IBPS PO Prelims approaching in another 15 days, our advice is to start solving as many bank and SSC mock test online in Delhi and other regions.
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Important Topics to Prepare Well for the IBPS PO Prelims 2017 Exam
The IBPS calendar for the year 2017 has been uploaded and we are aware that the IBPS PO exam will take place in October 2017. Along with going through the rules and regulations, eligibility criteria and the entire selection procedure, you must also finalize your study plan for the upcoming exam.
For better preparation and a more strategic approach, team Edu-Drives has come up with the most important topics that you should be well-versed with before you appear for the IBPS PO Prelims 2017. These topics are the result of the analysis of previous years’ question papers and expert interviews. With the help of these topics, you will certainly prepare better and give due attention to the correct topics.
A total of 35 questions will be there in the IBPS PO prelims summing up to a total of 35 marks. The topics that require more focus are:
- Questions on seating arrangement and related puzzles –
A total of 2-3 sets of puzzles (i.e. 10-15 questions) and seating arrangement questions have been encountered in the previous years’ papers.
- Circular arrangement
- Floor based puzzle
- Linear arrangement
- Box based puzzles
From previous years’ experience, a total of 5 questions have been asked per paper.
- Inequality –
5 questions from inequality in the IBPS PO prelims are expected. For practicing a variety of questions in this domain, you can refer to our Pendrive course for SSC & Bank exams.
- Blood Relations, Direction, and Ranking based questions –
About 4-10 questions are expected to be asked in the IBPS PO prelims 2017 exam.
30 questions which carry a total of 30 marks are expected from this section. Following topics are important as observed:
- Reading Comprehension –
One can expect 10 questions in the IBPS PO prelims.
- Cloze Test –
About 5 Questions can be asked with respect to this.
- Spotting Errors –
You may come across 5-10 questions with respect to this domain.
- Para Jumbles –
You can expect 5 questions from here.
35 questions will be asked in this section and the total weightage in IBPS PO prelims would be 35 marks out of the total 100. Practice following topics of the syllabus –
- Number Series –
5 questions will be asked from here in the prelims.
- Quadratic Equations –
You can expect 5 questions from this area. Formulae and the factorization method are important.
- Simplification/ Approximation –
You can expect 5 questions in the prelims. BODMAS will be a strategic approach to attempt such questions.
- Data Interpretation –
You can expect at least 2 sets, i.e. 10 questions from this part. Tabular DI, line, bar and pie charts are the most important. Caselet, Missing and Mixed DI have been less popular in the previous years.
- Miscellaneous –
This would comprise of questions from Simple and Compound Interest, Age based problems, Profit, Loss and Discount, Mixture and allegation, Partnerships, Time, work and wages, boats and streams, probability etc. A total of 10 questions can be expected.
Good luck, and begin your preparation in full swing!