IBPS Clerk Mains 2016: Final Study Plan & Last Minute Tips

IBPSWith just few days left for IBPS Clerk 2016 Main Exam, there is still confusion among candidates related to study plan & how to score more marks.This being the final chance to stay in the race for clerk jobs in banks, many are desperate to crack this clerical mains.Hence we are providing you with the final study plan and some tips for qualifying in this examination.


As you all know, we have less than 15 days for the mains exam & hence it is important to allot atleast 10 hours every day for preparation.If you are working currently, spare 3 - 6 hours daily to prepare after reaching home.


Be Clear About the Pattern

During these final days, all your preparations must be based on the real exam pattern. Only then you would be able to come up with a strategy for revisions.


The IBPS clerk mains online examination will have 200 questions which must be answered in 2 hours.




Since each question carries 1 mark, the total is 200 marks & therefore, all sections have to be given equal weightage.


Clerk Mains Final Study Plan

In addition to hard work, smart work is also needed for you to qualify in the tests & get shortlisted for the interviews.


For that, you must concentrate on the important topics, learn the basics, do some examples & start practicing more such problems or questions.


Practice Materials: This is the time to practice & revise.Even if you are not totally prepared, be very thorough in known sections by practicing them well.
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Here is the syllabus & list of topics that every candidate appearing for IBPS clerk 2016 mains must be sure of.


English Language: 2 hours daily

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze test
  • Sentence Errors
  • Para jumble
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Vocabulary

Quantitative Aptitude: 3 -  4 hrs daily

  • Number series
  • Approximations
  • Simplifications
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Data Interpretation& Data sufficiency
  • Profit and loss
  • Compound & Simple Interest
  • Speed & Distance
  • Probability
  • Permutations & combination
  • Ratio & proportion
  • Average

Computer Knowledge: 2 Hrs /day

  • Computer Basics/ Fundamentals
  • Software and Hardware
  • Security & Networking
  • Data management
  • Microsoft Office
  • Internet/ Email

Reasoning: 3 -  4 hrs everyday

  • Arrangement problems
  • Syllogism
  • Input & Output
  • Puzzles
  • Inequalities
  • Coding Decoding
  • Statement & Assumptions
  • Action & Arguments

General Awareness: 2 Hrs daily

  • Current affairs/ Latest events
  • GK questions
  • Banking & financial awareness

It is not compulsory for you to follow the time limit given above.That is a common value.

If you are strong in a specific section, then allocate more time for topics or sections where you are weak.


Last Minute Tips – Dont Forget:

Do Mock Tests: The most important plus point of giving mock test is that it will help you to get a real feel of the exam.You can also analyze which sections to attempt first and how much time you should devote to answer a question.


At this stage, appearing for 10 mock tests will help you understand your own strength & weakness.Thereafter you can fine-tune your practice accordingly.So invest in good online mock tests.


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Manage Time & Speed: In IBPS Clerk main exam, accuracy is necessary but you must also attempt maximum number of questions.


Because of sectional cutoffs, you must know to manage time properly.Staying on one question for long will only put more stress on yourself while answering other questions.


What is your final preparation strategy? Say it in comments so others get inspired.

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