IBPS PO 2022 Prelims Important Tips: Check how to prepare for English Language

Top 7 Preparation Tips & Important Topics for English Language for IBPS PO 2022 Prelims that will be conducted for recruitment of 6000+ vacancies of Probationary Officers in participating banks across India.

IBPS PO 2022 Prelims Important Tips: Check how to prepare for English Language
IBPS PO 2022 Prelims Important Tips: Check how to prepare for English Language

IBPS PO English Language Preparation Strategy 2022: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is inviting online applications from eligible candidates for the recruitment of 6432 Probationary Officer (PO)/ Management Trainee (MT) posts in the participating banks. The examination will be in two tiers i.e. the online examination will be held in two phases, Online Preliminary and Online Main. Candidates who will qualify in the Online Preliminary examination and shortlisted will have to appear for the Online Main examination and shortlisted candidates in the Online Main examination will subsequently be called for a Common Interview to be conducted by the Participating Banks and co-ordinated by the Nodal Bank. Candidates shortlisted will be provisionally allotted to one of the Participating Banks.

About IBPS PO Recruitment

IBPS, an autonomous body, has received a mandate from the participating banks (as mentioned below), to conduct the recruitment process as mentioned above, once a year. This system of Common Recruitment Process- Online Preliminary & Online Main Examination, Common Interview, and provisional allotment for recruitment of Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee posts in Participating Banks has the approval of the appropriate authorities.

IBPS PO Recruitment 2022 Calendar

IBPS PO 2022 Events

Important Dates

Online Registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates

2nd August 2022 to 22nd August 2022

Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)

2nd August 2022 to 22nd August 2022

Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training*

September/October 2022

Pre-Exam Training*

September/October 2022

Prelims Exam Admit Card Download

October 2022

Online Prelims Exam

15th, 16th, 22nd October 2022 (Tentative)

Prelims Exam Result

November 2022

Mains Exam Admit Card Download

November 2022

Online Mains Exam

26th November 2022 (Tentative)

Mains Exam Result

December 2022

Interview Admit Card Download

January/ February 2023

Interview

January/ February 2023

Provisional Allotment

April 2023

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2022

The selection process of IBPS PO Recruitment 2021 consists of - Online Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam, and Interview round. The selection of candidates for the IBPS PO Recruitment 2021 will be done through this three-tiered process.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern 2022

IBPS PO Prelims 2021 Exam will be conducted online in Objective Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) format. The exam will contain questions from three subjects and there will be separate sectional timing for each section. Have a look at the exam pattern for the prelims exam here:

Section

Total Questions

Marks

Sectional Timing

Medium of Exam

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 Minutes

English and Hindi

English Language

30

30

20 Minutes

English

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

20 Minutes

English and Hindi

Total

100 MCQs

100 Marks

1 Hour

 

IBPS PO 2022 Prelims English Language Important Topics

Important English Language Topics

Expected Number of Questions in IBPS PO Prelims 2022

Reading Comprehension

7 – 10

Cloze Test

5 - 10

Fill in the Blanks

3 - 5

Sentences Rearrangement/ Para Jumbles

3 - 5

Phrase Replacement

3 - 5

Sentence Improvement/Error Spotting

3 - 5

Vocabulary, word usage, grammar usage

5 - 10

Sentence/ Paragraph Completion 

3 - 5

IBPS PO Prelims English: Number of Questions asked in 2021

Topics

No. of MCQs

Difficulty Level

Reading Comprehension

8 -10

Easy-Moderate

Error Detection

4-7

Easy-Moderate

Word-Swap

4-6

Easy-Moderate

Para Jumbles

5-6

Easy-Moderate

Cloze Test

6

Easy-Moderate

Phrase Replacement

4

Easy-Moderate

Match the Column

3 to 4

Easy

Total

30

Easy-Moderate

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Top 7 tips on how to prepare for English Language in IBPS PO 2022 Prelims

The English Language section in the IBPS PO 2022 Prelims is an important section that carries 30 marks. The English Language section of the IBPS PO Prelims includes reading comprehension, synonyms, antonyms, cloze tests, error spotting, paragraph completion, etc to test the grammar, vocabulary, and reading skills of the candidates. One needs to practice developing their basic understanding of English grammar, vocabulary and reading. With regular practice, one can score high marks in the English Language section in the IBPS PO 2022 Prelims.

In this article, we share the top 7 tips to prepare the English Language in IBPS PO 2022 Prelims in detail:

(i) Reading Comprehension

Start by analyzing the syllabus, exam pattern, questions asked, section-wise important topics to make a time schedule and a systematic approach to prepare the English Language section of the IBPS PO 2022 Prelims. Assess your present score by solving topic-wise practice questions. Subscribe to newspapers such as Hindu Business Line, The Economic Times, Financial Times, The Economist, etc. Read articles related to economy, banking, philosophy. Solve Reading Comprehensions from previous years’ question papers.

(ii) Cloze Test

Cloze Test includes a passage with blanks in places of omitted words. Candidates have to select the right word from the given options. The Cloze Test assesses the comprehension ability of candidates. One should read the entire sentence, then fill in the right word from the options using the elimination method. This will help in eliminating incorrect options.

(iii) Para Jumbles/ Sentence Rearrangement

Para Jumbles include jumbled-up sentences. One needs to identify the proper connection and flow of the sentence to rearrange it. With careful analysis, one can spot the first sentence and then gain a linear direction of the given sentence. Similarly, identifying the concluding sentence will give the starting and end of the whole structure. Usually, sentences including time, name, and pace are the opening sentences.

(iv) Grammar, Vocabulary, Spotting Errors, Phrase Replacement, Fillers

One should learn at least 10 new words every day and make flashcards with their meaning. Read at least 3 to 4 articles from newspapers, magazines, etc. One can practice the Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis (for vocabulary). Grammar usage is crucial for scoring well in the English Language in IBPS PO 2022 Prelims. A good understanding of grammar will help in scoring high in spotting errors, fillers, sentence correction, tenses, articles, subject-verb agreement. One can practice Grammar Book by Wren and Martin.

(v) Practice English Language quizzes of different topics

Attempt English Language quizzes to assess your strong and weak areas. Take English Language quizzes, mock test papers, and solve previous years’ question papers with a timer in place to adapt to the exam pattern of the IBPS PO Prelims. The English Language section is allotted 20 minutes.

(vi) Solve Less Time-Consuming Topics First

Candidates are advised to start with sentence correction, cloze test, fill in the blanks, spot errors, sentence improvement. These topics are easy to attempt and consume less time. Then, the candidates can solve the para jumbles, reading comprehension which consumes more time and needs focus.

(vii) Avoid Guess Work

One need not attempt each and every question. The IBPS PO Prelims are qualifying exams to reach the Mains. Candidates need to focus on attempting the questions correctly or else leave them blank to avoid penalties. For each wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of 1/4th or 0.25 marks. However, in case a question is left blank or not answered, there will be no negative marking for it. In a computer-based exam, one will not have the option to go back once the allotted time is over.

Wish you the best!

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