Institute of Banking Personnel and Selection (IBPS) has released notification of Office Assistants (Multipurpose) in various Regional Rural Banks across the country. A total of 4682 vacancies has been released. Interested candidates are advised to apply online. The IBPS RRB Clerk is conducted in three phases. The Clerical posts are RRB’s are highly preferred because of the less amount of workload on comparison with other PSBs and the criteria of home posting. In this article, we are providing a complete strategy for the preparation for Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS RRB Clerk 2020.
- PRELIMINARY EXAM
- MAINS EXAM
- LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST
|Section||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|Reasoning||40||40||Composite time of 45 minutes|
|Section||No. of Questions||Marks||Time|
Expected Number of Questions
|Topic||Expected Number of Questions|
|Simplification & Approximaton||10-15|
|Topic||Expected Number of Questions|
|Quantity level Questions||5|
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Preparation Strategy for Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS RRB Clerk Exam 2020
The 2 mantras to qualify prelims are
- Calculation Speed and attempt maximum questions
Remember you don’t need to solve every question to qualify the preliminary examination. By concentrating on certain topics, we can attempt maximum questions in the preliminary exam.
- Simplification & Approximation (5-10 questions)
- Number Series (5 questions)
- Data Interpretation (10-15)
- Quadratic Equation (5)
Miscellaneous topics play an important role in the mains exams. So having a strong command over these topics is very important. The important miscellaneous topics are
- Ratio & Proportion
- Profit & Loss
- Time & Work
- Pipes & Cisterns
- Time, Speed & Distance
- Boats & Streams
- Mixture & Allegation
- Simple & Compound Interest
- Permutation & Combination
1. Understand the Syllabus & Exam Pattern
It is very important to get the exact idea about the syllabus and exam pattern of the exam. There are different topics in the numerical ability section
Numerical Ability Topics
- Number Series
- Simplification & Approximation
- Quadratic Equation
- Data Interpretation
- Miscellaneous Topics
- Data Sufficiency
- Quantity based questions
2. Start with the Fundamentals
This is the most crucial step in your exam preparation. You can study the basics of the different topics from any reputed books or by watching our free Youtube videos. After clearing the basics, start attempting the free mocks and quizzes on our app. Practising maximum questions help you in improving your speed and accuracy. An unlimited number of questions including PDFs for practice and previous year question papers are also provided. Practising those will help you make the concepts clear and strong.
Books for Reference
- Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by R S Aggarwal
- Magical Book On Quicker Maths by M Tyra
- Quantum CAT by Sarvesh K Varma
- Teach Yourself Quantitative Aptitude by Arun Sharma
3. Start Practicing
Practising mock tests is the only way to identify your weak and strong points. Attempt a mock and analyse it thoroughly. Try to identify what went wrong and try avoiding it in the next mock. You can attempt free sectional tests and mock tests on different topics in the Entri app. We help you analyse your performance by giving all India rank and exam percentile.
Quantitative Aptitude Sectional Tests
4. By heart short tricks and formulas
Point down important formulas and short tricks from various chapters. This will help you save time, especially in preliminary exams. Memorising multiplication tables, squares and cubes are examples.
Shortcut method to find Square and Square roots
Shortcut method to find cube and cube roots
You can also try Vedic calculation tricks since it helps to save a lot of time especially in the prelims exam where
every second count.
5. Frequent Revision
Simply attempting mocks and practise only won’t help you in the real exam. After studying or dong mocks, review them frequently to memorise your mistakes, so that you can avoid it in the real exam.
6. Motivation is the key
It is very important to always keep motivated throughout the preparation. Practice regularly even though you don’t find an exam very soon.
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