As we all know, banking sector is one of the well-paid and satisfying places to work. It offers excellent benefits that include medical insurance, and other health assurances. Moreover, it gives perfect package for a secure life. IBPS recruits personnel in banks and insurance sector every year by conducting common written examination for various posts. Probationary officer or management trainee is one among the posts coming under IBPS. Cracking PO exam needs consistent practice of problem solving and mental ability. This year also they have called for CWE IX PO exam to fill up about 4336 vacancies. Let us show you IBPS PO study plan for cracking the 2019 CWE exam.
IBPS PO Exam Pattern
Before starting, you should know about the exam pattern of the exam. PO exam has three stages: preliminary exam, mains exam and interview. Preliminary and mains have the following pattern
|Sl. No.||Name of Tests(Objective)||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
|2||Quantitative Aptitude||35||35||20 minutes|
|3||Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
|Sl. No.||Name of tests (objective)||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60||60 minutes|
|2||English Language||35||40||40 minutes|
|3||Data Analysis and Interpretation||35||60||45 minutes|
|4||General, Economy/Banking Awareness||40||40||35 minutes|
|Descriptive paper (Essay and Letter writing)||2||25||30 minutes|
Candidates who qualify in mains exam will be called for an interview. Interview process is conducted in 100 marks. Candidates have to score 40% for passing the interview stage. For SC/ST/OBC/PWD category candidates, 35% is the qualifying percentage.
IBPS has a well-structured syllabus for their examinations that includes all topics covered in each stage of CWE PO. For detailed syllabus, click here.
IBPS PO Study Plan 2019
As the financial sector depends merely on wide mathematical calculations, candidates have to sharpen their ability to solve problems within no time. In exam, there will be only 30- 45 seconds to solve one problem. One can easily achieve the skill by practicing daily with sample questions. You can choose any books out there in the market for practicing. Before choosing, it will be better to compare with syllabus and content inside the books or else look for some expert advice. Online platforms can give to correct way to achieve the target and Entri is the suitable online presence that will meet up your expectations.
IBPS PO Study Plan for Preliminary/Mains Exam
Preliminary exam has quantitative aptitude, reasoning and English language sections. 35 questions each will be asked from QA section and reasoning section. 30 questions will be asked from English section. It is better to start with previous question papers. Practicing with as many previous year questions, can make you more skillful to do any kind of problem within 30 seconds. Most important question in the exam is to solve data interpretation with bar graphs and circle diagrams. Marks can be scored easily by solving by this set of questions. Percentage, profit and loss, simple interest and compound interest topics, ratio and proportion topics should be covered first as it will be useful for single type questions and data interpretation. BODMAS rules should be understood first for all the calculations. In reasoning, directions test and sitting arrangements are high priority questions.
Quantitative- High Priority Sections
- Theory on Number – LCM & HCF, fractions and divisibility
- Profit and loss
- Simple and compound interest
- Ratio and proportion
- Speed, Time and Distance- Time speed distance, Boats-streams, Time and work, Pipes and cisterns
Reasoning- High Priority Sections
- Sitting Arrangement
- Blood Relations
- Coding Decoding
English- High Priority Sections
- Passage related
- Vocabulary based on Passage
- Sentence & Paragraph based
- Sentence Correction & Arrangement
- Spot the Error
For English, it is must to read an English newspaper. It will improve your vocabulary and grammar skills. For 30 days study plan for IBPS PO, click here.
Include mock test series in your study plan that will help you to access time management skill. Entri provides with free mock test series and previous question paper that will help you to ease your studies.
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