IBPS PO Prelims 2018: Last minute tips & strategies to score more than expected cut-off

Last minute preparation tips for IBPS PO Prelims 2018 is available here for the candidates who are determined to clear the exam this time.

Updated: Oct 12, 2018 17:53 IST
IBPS: Tips, Tricks, Strategies for Preliminary Exam
IBPS: Tips, Tricks, Strategies for Preliminary Exam

IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) is all set to conduct IBPS PO Prelims 2018 on 13th October and here we have provided last minute preparation tips for IBPS PO Prelims 2018. These tips are for the candidates who are determined to clear the exam this time. With these tips, one can easily score more than expected IBPS PO Prelims 2018 cut-off. IBPS has already released admit card for preliminary exam and candidates who have not downloaded their admit cards can take help of the article from the link given below

IBPS PO Prelims 2018 Admit Card: Check step by step process to download

Candidates preparing for IBPS often ask questions like, “What to prepare at last moment?” or “How to crack IBPS PO Prelims 2018?” After talking with experts, here we have provided some useful tips and strategies for IBPS PO Prelims 2018, and these tips are answers to such questions.

Candidates wondering about expected IBPS PO Prelims Cut-off 2018 can check an important article from the link given below

IBPS PO Prelims 2018 Expected Cut-off: Check here!

Last minute tips for IBPS PO Prelims 2018 are given below:

# Observe the changes in exam pattern of IBPS PO Prelims 2018 and align your strategy accordingly

This year, there will be fixed sectional timing to attempt each section. The latest exam pattern of IBPS Clerk Prelims 2018 is given below:

Section Name

Number of Questions (Marks)

Time Duration

English Language

30 (30)

20 Minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

35 (35)

20 Minutes

Reasoning Ability

35 (35)

20 Minutes


100 Questions (100 Marks)

1 Hour

This exam is qualifying in nature. Generally, questions based on concepts given in 10th standard textbooks are asked in the exam. The difficulty level of the questions asked in IBPS PO Prelims exam may vary from easy to difficult. You can check the latest syllabus and exam pattern from the link given below

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2018

IBPS PO Syllabus 2018

# Candidates must have clear understanding of order of attempts

Candidates preparing for IBPS PO Prelims often ask questions related to time management and order of attempts. Time management and order of attempts, both will play a significant role in IBPS PO Prelims Result 2018. Candidates who are going to appear for IBPS PO Prelims 2018 should have a clear idea about both the things. Candidates are advised to check an important video on this topic from the link given below

IBPS PO Prelims 2018: Check Time Management Tips

# Analyse mock tests you have attempted

A day before the exam, candidates should focus more on revision rather than attempting the new mock tests. Revise questions and mock test which you have already tried. Don’t attempt too many mock tests at the last moment. Candidates preparing for IBPS PO Prelims 2018 exam are suggested to check 100 most important questions for the exam from the link given below (It is in presented in the form of a mock test and have solutions of all the problems)

IBPS PO Prelims 2018: 100 Important Questions (with Detailed Solutions)

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# Prepare yourself for possible distractions

As you will attempt the computer-based online exam, chances are there that examiner might come close to you and look at you or your computer screen. There might be some other similar distractions in the exam. These things might be annoying to some people and may hamper their performance in the exam. Candidates need to mentally prepare themselves to overcome these distractions so that you can focus on attempting questions only.

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# Guesswork should be very limited

In IBPS PO Prelims 2018, there will be negative marks for each incorrect response. Generally, guesswork is not recommended in bank recruitment exams, and there is very little probability that you will mark the correct answer out of many options for each question. However, in some questions (in which you have a little doubt about the right possibility) you can take the calculated risk and exercise guesswork.

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# Don’t give too much time in any question while attempting the exam

While attempting IBPS PO Prelims, don’t get stuck in any question. If you are unable to understand the question in 30 seconds, then leave that question. Be very careful while attempting questions based on puzzles and seating arrangement in IBPS PO Prelims 2018.

Last but not the least; don’t forget to carry necessary documents and report in the examination centre before the reporting time (before 15 to 30 minutes).  Recently, many candidates were not allowed to appear for IBPS RRB exams because some don’t have the necessary documents and some others were not able to report in time. These are some last minute tips for IBPS PO prelims exam 2018. You can check some other important article for IBPS PO Prelims 2018 from the link given below

How to crack IBPS PO in first attempt?

IBPS PO 2018: How to prepare General/Economy/Banking Awareness

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