Posted On : 30th August 2017

Tips & Tricks to Crack IBPS PO Prelim Examinations 2017 - 80 days Plan

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released notification regarding the post of probationary officer/management trainees. There are total 3562 vacancies for IBPS probationary officer/management trainees. IBPS vacancies also have reservations under various categories will be as per prevailing Government Guidelines at the time of finalisation of the result.

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts examination for the post of Probationary Officers (PO) and Clerical Cadre every year. IBPS will take CWE-VII for Probationary Officers as an Online exam in two parts:

 1. IBPS PO Preliminary Exam

2. IBPS PO Mains Exam

You can prepare in the way given below on weekly rotations for three months. You can rotate this every week and prepare on a monthly basis. You can also add Computer Knowledge to this and prepare parallely along with other subjects. The syllabus for computer knowledge is very small and hence it is not added here. 

Rotational Weeks for 3 months

Quantitative Aptitude


English Language

General Awareness

Week 1

Simplifaction, approximation, Quadratic equations, number series, radtio proportion, Average profit -loss, discount,



Order and Ranking

Grammar, Spotting Errors, Reading Comprehension

Important Organisation, Types of Banks and products, Cheques, NEFT, RTGS, IMPS,

Week 2

Time and work, Seed, Distance and time, Boats and Streams, mixture and alligations

Input – Output

Coding – Decoding

Alphanumeric Series

Direction based problems

Grammar, Sentence Improvement, Reading Comprehension

Committees, acts and bodies, Weekly current status, monetary policy,

Week 3

Pipes and Cisterns, Problem on ages, Probability, Data Sufficiency, r

Blood Relations

Data Sufficiency

Verbal Reasoning

Seating Arrangement

Fill in the Blanks with Single, Double and Sentence Fillers, Cloze Test

inflation, national income, current affairs, Money market,

Week 4

Data interpretation, Bar Graph, Lines Chart, Pie Chart, Tabula


a-Floor based

b- Day and Month based


d-Blood relation based

Para Jumbles, Spelling Correction, Reading Comprehension

capital markets, economic planning, capital and currency,


How to Crack IBPS PO  – Study Tips for IBPS PO Prelims

  1. Chart a Study plan: Plan your daily routine and plan your study routine accordingly. Dont waste time on frivolous things. Do Yoga and Exercise for better health and to keep your mind focussed.
  2. Follow Test Pattern: Know the examination pattern and marking scheme.
  3. Study the entire syllabus: Cover all essential parts of the syllabus and important parts of the syllabus
  4. Practice Mock Tests: Mock tests are important in determining your success in exams. How well you do in IBPS PO mock test will determine how well you do in the exams.
  5. Give Attention to all sections: Pay attention not just to important sections, but all sections of the syllabus
  6. Prepare study notes: Prepare notes and and jot down important points from what you study
  7. Discuss with Friends and Teachers: Discuss the syllabus and notes with friends and teachers. It might also help you make more friends.
  8. Eat Well, sleep well and exercise: Follow the mantra of eat well, Sleep well and exercise as this will help you to focus on your exams
  9. Do Yoga and meditation: Yoga and meditation are timeless ancient Indian sciences that can help in dealing with stress during exams.
  10. Think Positive: Learn to think positive, be positive. Eliminate negative thoughts from your mind by doing things that interest you like.


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