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How to prepare for IBPS Clerk Prelims 2018?

Nov 9, 2018 16:40 IST
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Check how to prepare for IBPS Clerk 2018 at home and score more than the expected cut-off. In this article, first, we will learn some common mistakes which are often committed by candidates taking IBPS Clerk recruitment exam for the first time. After this, we will also learn some useful preparation tips for IBPS Clerk with which one can easily crack upcoming IBPS Clerk 2018 Prelims and Mains.

Let’s learn about the common mistakes often committed by candidates preparing for IBPS Clerk Recruitment Exam.

1. Not using shortcuts while solving questions

Many questions asked in IBPS Clerk Recruitment exams (especially in English Language, Numerical Ability sections) are of High School standard. Candidates often try to attempt these questions with the methods given in high school textbooks. Techniques presented in books are lengthy, and by using these methods, one can’t solve many problems in the computer-based online exam of IBPS Clerk. To qualify the exam, candidates need to use shortcuts and quick methods. Not using shortcuts while solving problems is one of the primary reasons why candidates are unable to crack the exam.

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2. Not paying attention to calculation speed 

To solve many questions in less time while taking the exam, candidates must have high calculation speed. If candidates have slow calculation speed, then he or she might not be able to solve many questions in time. Candidates preparing for the first time don't pay attention to his or her calculation speed, and this is another reason for their failure in the exam.

3. Poor time management  

Time management and order of attempts, both play a significant role in deciding the performance of a candidate, during the exam. Candidates who are going to appear for IBPS Clerk should have a clear idea about both the things while attempting the computer-based online exam. Many candidates don't learn about time management before the exam, and it's another reason for their failure.

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4. Lack of practice (questions based on new pattern)

Many candidates preparing for IBPS Clerk start practising from Basics, which is a good thing. But for better preparation, they need to practice questions based on the latest pattern. But the candidates often stuck to basic questions and it another root cause of their failure.

5. Not attempting sufficient mock test

To crack computer based online exam of IBPS Clerk, candidates need to clear sectional as well as overall cut-off marks. But it has been observed that sometimes candidates clear sectional cut-off but are unable to clear total cut-off whereas sometimes candidates clear overall cut-off but are unable to clear sectional cut-off. It is due to the lack of practice. Candidates do not attempt sufficient mock test before the exam which is another reason for their failure.

These are some of the common mistakes made by many candidates taking IBPS Clerk recruitment exam for the first time. Now we will learn some useful tips with which one can easily crack this exam in his or her first attempt.

Let’s learn some useful tips for IBPS Clerk 2018

1. Thoroughly study the latest IBPS Clerk syllabus and exam pattern

Before starting the preparation of an exam, it is essential to have a clear understanding of its exam pattern and syllabus. IBPS Clerk Prelims or Mains are not an exception.
IBPS has revamped the exam pattern from this year, so it is more important that candidates should study the latest syllabus and exam pattern. After going through the syllabus and exam pattern candidates should make a study plan and follow it strictly.

2. Thoroughly study the analysis of previous and ongoing banks recruitment exams

Candidates should go through the analysis of previous exams and learn about the difficulty level of the questions. Candidates should also learn about the cut-off of the last exam. After going through the analysis, candidates should then create a strategy for exam preparation. While attempting mock tests before the exam, candidates should use the plan and test their approach from time to time.

3: Identify your weakness and try to work on it

Many candidates have slow calculation speed, and some might have confusion in any particular topic. By doing practice with pen and paper, you can easily identify all your weaknesses. You should make a list of all your shortcomings and work on it as early as possible.

4. Give as many mock tests as you can

To prepare for IBPS Clerk, you must attempt at least one mock test every day. You must analyse your performance after each trying each mock test. It’s only through analysis, you will learn about your mistakes and weaknesses. As you will work on your weaknesses and your performance will keep on improving.

5. Divide your time judiciously

Revision is as essential for preparation besides study and practice. If you are studying new topics and not revising old, then you will likely to forget many things. So, during the preparation, it’s essential that you give sufficient time to all three things, i.e., Study, Revision and Practice.

There are few simple tips to crack IBPS Clerk in the first attempt. Besides hard work, if you will take care of the things mentioned above, then it will increase your chances of selection in IBPS Clerk 2018.

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