Steve Pavalina has rightly said that, “When you live for a purpose, then HARD WORK isn’t an option. It becomes necessity.” The hard work put to clear one of the toughest and coveted examinations of India CWE, will result in successful candidate’s selection for IBPS. As everyone knows, IBPS has given ample time and efforts to devise the most fruitful strategies for students, therefore conducting CWE exams in two phases.
The first phase, i.e. being the preliminary exam is held to filter proficient students by assessing them in the fields of Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning and English language. The next phase will be the Mains exam that will include all the topics, i.e. Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning and English language, Banking awareness and Computer literacy. The successful candidature will be decided by the marks attained and interview performance of aspirants.
To ease the load of students, the ibpspreparation.com team has designed a useful strategy to overcome fear and doubts. All that is needed to know about IBPS prelims and mains exam is described here.
The first phase, i.e. being the preliminary exam is held to filter proficient students by assessing them in the fields of quantitative aptitude, reasoning and English language. The next phase will be the Mains exam that will include all the topics, i.e. Quantitative aptitude, Reasoning, English language, Banking awareness and Computer literacy. The successful candidature will be decided by the marks attained and interview performance of aspirants.
To ease the load of students, the IBPSpreparation.com team has designed a useful strategy to overcome fear and doubts. All that is needed to know about IBPS prelim and mains exam is described here.
PHASE I: Preliminary exams
The posts for clerks, probationary officers, management trainee, and specialist officers require the mandatory preliminary exam.
Candidates will have to attempt a one hour exam. The preliminary exam is scheduled to assess basic knowledge or aptitude of candidates. It is worthy to note that the aptitude test was involved to find out the outlook of students towards day to day life. Their willingness to learn or acquire mathematical skills in form of aptitude denotes the hard work and analysis power. Through the aptitude test, the ability to learn, comprehend, reason, and understanding level will be measured. Successful candidates will be sent for the next exam schedule after assessment.
The marking scheme for preliminary exams is:
|Sl. no||Names of Tests||Total no. of Questions||Total no. of Marks||Marks per Question||Duration|
|1||English Language||30||30||1||1 Hour|
Quantitative aptitude section to be asked in preliminary exams will have questions related to:
|Questions for finding average speed and averages of numbers.|
|Approximation, Decimal fractions, HCF & LCM,Number series, Problems based on numbers, Square root and cube root
|Question on relative Ages, Partnerships, Percentages, Ratio and proportions.|
|Questions on profit, loss, gain and loss percentages.|
|Simple interest and compound interest|
|Problems on permutation and combinations|
|Questions on probability|
|Pie charts, Bar graphs, Line graphs, Mixed graphs|
The questions asked in preliminary exams from quantitative aptitude are based on topics listed above. Practicing the content materials regularly, it will be not too difficult to score good marks in quantitative section.
The reasoning asked in the IBPS exam corresponds to check the logical thinking of aptitude. The questions asked in reasoning are based on puzzle statements, series test, blood relations etc. Aspirants can score good marks by going through different kind of questions set, that invokes logical reasoning in mind. Going through different set of problems will ensure that no area is left out and person can analyze well the given problem and find a logical answer.
A complete syllabus list for reasoning is:
The aspirant’s knowledge for comprehending English is tested in the preliminary exams. The ability to understand simple English and acting appropriately is measured through the English language. The students are requested to read English magazines, newspapers, and informative texts for grasping the subject. The common set of problems includes stating synonyms, antonyms, or meaning of a word. The syllabus for preliminary English exam will be:
|Clauses, Idioms and proverbs, Appropriate fillers, Synonyms and Antonyms|
|Double and single fill in the blanks|
|Phrase substitution, ordering of sentences, jumbled sentences|
|Reconstruction of passages, sentences, one word substitution, misspelled words, comprehensions.|
|Finding errors in sentences or figures|
After the students are assessed for preliminary tests, a call will be initiated for the mains exam. The preliminary exam and main exam have a time gap between them, so the preparations can be reviewed till the mains. Aspirants should not let this time pass, work and revise harder and prepare for the interview too.
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