IBPS Clerk Exam: Numerical Ability –Tips and Strategies

Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts Common Written Examination for Recruitment to the post of Clerical Cadre in Public Sector Banks of the country

Created On: Oct 24, 2013 16:32 IST
Modified On: Nov 14, 2013 13:57 IST

Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts Common Written Examination for Recruitment to the post of Clerical Cadre in Public Sector Banks of the country. The question paper for CWE Clerk Exam comprised of 5 Sections including Numerical Ability, General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry, Reasoning, English Language, and Computer Knowledge. Each section contains 40 objective type questions with 5 options.

The expert team of jagranjosh.com has blend perfect ingredients for preparation of the candidates. We have section wise tips and strategies for the candidates in making them speedy for exam. The Numerical Ability Section generally includes questions from topic like Work and Time, Simplification, Approximation, Data Analysis and Interpretation, Partnership, Simple and Compound Interest, Permutation, and Combination, Data Sufficiency. Some tips and strategies for Numerical Ability Section are mentioned below.

Mental Alertness and Calculation

Mental alertness and logical skill is required to solve the Numerical Ability section of IBPS Clerk Exam as these are essential requisite for solving reasoning questions. The candidates should also have Knowledge of Basic Mathematics from class VI to XII is required for QA Section of IBPS Clerk Exam. For enhancing basic knowledge, the candidates should do more practice of questions, Online tests, Group discussion of topics with friends, and try to solve large number of mathematical quizzes and puzzles.

Understanding of Concept

Proper understanding of each and every concept of numerical ability is required for the candidates preparing for the common written examination of clerk. The candidates should know the basic rules applied in each chapter. Also, one needs to understand the nature of question first from previous year question paper. For this, the candidates should go through good study material, which is ideally prepared for IBPS Clerk Exam.  

Time Management Skills

One should develop the skills of time management to make themselves prepare for solving questions in a speedy manner. The candidate should devote the time accordingly to solve maximum number of questions in least possible time. The time should be devoted according to the topics/Preparations and Practice. By heart learning of formulas and their application would be perfect way to solve many questions


For enhancing speed, the candidates should do more and more practice of previous year and model question papers, which will be helpful for them in scoring well in clerk exam. Also, online test would be a better option to judge your speed in solving Numerical Ability Section. Basic calculation and approximation concept should be strong as they directly drive the candidate to right option, which can be only enhanced by practice

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