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Tips for IBPS PO Prelims 2015: English Language

Jul 10, 2015 14:31 IST

    Indian Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has invited candidates to apply for Probationary Officer (PO) posts for the year 2015 and lakhs of candidates have applied for the same. This year, the recruitment body for Indian banks, IBPS, will conduct preliminary as well as mains written examination before calling the candidates for the interview round. Hence the candidates need to prepare well before the prelims examination which is scheduled to take place in the month of October 2015.

    The examination will consist of three sections namely, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. These three sections would carry 100 questions and consequently 100 marks, which needs to get solved in 1 hour time. The time constraint makes the examination quite challenging as candidates will get a little more than ½ minutes to solve one question. It is required in the candidate’s part to analyze the question well beforehand and attempt for the sections in which they are strong in, at the earliest.

    English Language is both scoring and less time consuming for candidates who have liking for the paper. On the contrary there are candidates who fear this paper, the most. It is important for those candidates to understand the basics of the language well, as the examination is expected to incorporate questions pertaining mostly to the basics of the language.

    Tips for English Language:

    • Read and read some more: The key to have a strong hold in this paper is to develop a hobby of reading. The more a candidate will read the more will be the understanding about sentence formation, new words, idioms and phrases, use of active and passive voices. Reading and writing constantly would allow the candidates to reconstruct sentences and help in solving passages and questions related to them easily.
    • Follow previous year questions: Following and solving previous year questions and mock test papers will give a proper idea about the probable type of questions that can be asked. Practice can further enable the candidates to solve them pretty quickly and save time for other sections in the examination.
    • Enhance your vocabulary: It seems quite challenging to many candidates to work on the vast English vocabulary and remembering them is quite tough. The key to remember them is to use some techniques that include enlisting, picturing and paraphrasing the words in interesting manner and practice them in regular intervals.
    • Work on your basic grammar: Questions related to grammar is quite common and thus the candidates need to work really hard on this. This will help them in phrase substitution; fill in the blanks, cloze tests and solving comprehensions to a greater extent.

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