IBPS PO Mains 2015- Important Preparation Strategy

    Important Preparation Strategy for IBPS PO Mains 2015
    Important Preparation Strategy for IBPS PO Mains 2015:
    Dear Readers, IBPS PO 2015 Prelims Examination was over and it’s time to start your preparation for IBPS PO Mains exam. Don’t think much about the result of prelims exam, be positive and start your further preparation at once. To make you clear, we have provided the Preparation Strategy for the IBPS PO Mains Exam, have a look on it.

    Exam Pattern for the IBPS PO 2015 Mains Exam

    S.No.
    Name of the Section
    No. of Questions
    Marks
    Time Duration
    1.
    English Language
    40
    40
    2 hours
    2.
    Quantitative Aptitude
    50
    50
    3.
    Reasoning Ability
    50
    50
    4.
    General Awareness (with special reference to banking)
    40
    40
    5.
    Computer Knowledge
    20
    20
    Total
    200
    200
    Important Strategy to Crack IBPS PO Mains Exam:

    S.No.
    Name of the Section
    No. of Questions to be attempted
    Time Allocation
    Total Time Duration
    1.
    English Language
    25 – 30
    20 min
    120 min
    2.
    Quantitative Aptitude
    35 – 40
    40 min
    3.
    Reasoning Ability
    35 – 40
    35 min
    4.
    General Awareness (with special reference to banking)
    30 – 35
    15 min
    5.
    Computer Knowledge
    15 -18
    10 min
    Total
    140 – 160
    120 min
    SECTION WISE ASSUMPTION OF NUMBER OF QUESTIONS IN EACH TOPIC:

    Quantitative Aptitude (50 questions)

    S. No.
    Topic
    Expected No. of Questions
    1.
    Data Interpretation
    10-15
    2.
    Simplification
    5-7
    3.
    Number series
    4-5
    4.
    Quadratic equation
    5-7
    5.
    Simplification (approx)
    3-5
    6.
    Data sufficiency (not asked frequently)
    5
    7.
    Percentage
    1-3
    8.
    Mensuration
    1-2
    9.
    Percentage
    1-2
    10.
    Ratio – proportion
    2-3
    11.
    Problems on age
    2-3
    12.
    Average
    1-2
    13.
    Partnership
    1-2
    14.
    Profit and loss
    1-2-3
    15.
    Simple interest
    1-3
    16.
    Compound interest
    1-2
    17.
    SI and CI
    1 or 2
    18.
    Time and Work
    1-2-3
    19.
    Trains
    1-2
    20.
    Boats and streams
    Can expect at least 1 question from each of these topics
    21.
    Pipes and cisterns
    22.
    Probability
    23.
    Permutation and Combination
    24.
    Allegation and mixture

    Reasoning Ability (50 questions)

    S. No.
    Topic
    Expected No. of Questions
    1.
    Syllogism
    5-7
    2.
    Puzzle test
    (Seating arrangement, floor arrangement, etc.)
    5-10
    3.
    Equality – Inequality
    5
    4.
    Blood relation
    1-5
    5.
    Code consisting of a group of words (sun down -> rat u)
    3-5
    6.
    Alphabet series
    &
    Letters, number and symbols series
    3-5
    7.
    Data sufficiency
    5
    8.
    Coding decoding
    1 -2
    9.
    Number sequence
    3-5
    10.
    New word formation
    1-2
    11.
    Ranking
    12.
    Arithmetic reasoning
    13.
    Code consisting of meaningful words
    14.
    Analogy
    15.
    Distance and direction
    16.
    classification
    17.
    Input Output
    5-7

    English Knowledge (40 questions)

    S. No
    Topic
    Expected No. of Questions
    1.
    Comprehension passages
    10-15 out of which 3-5 questions can be based on synonyms and antonyms
    2.
    Jumbled sentences
    5-6
    3.
    Cloze test
    5-7
    4.
    Error detection
    5-7
    5.
    Fill in the blanks with a pair of words
    5-7

    General Awareness (40 questions)

    S. No
    Topic
    Expected No. of Questions
    1.
    Questions with reference to banking (especially from the banking awareness in the last 6 months)
    10-15-20 (news on RBI, schemes and apps launched by banks, changes in interest rates, etc.)
    2.
    Appointments
    1-2
    3.
    Awards and honors
    1-2
    4.
    Schemes, bills and agreements
    2-3
    5.
    Space and science technology
    1-2
    6.
    Sports news
    2-3
    7.
    Books and authors
    1-2
    8.
    Important dates and themes
    1-2
    9.
    Persons and places in news
    1-2
    10.
    Venues of summits and meetings
    1-2

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