# IBPS PO Mains 2015- Important Preparation Strategy

Important Preparation Strategy for IBPS PO Mains 2015:
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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
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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
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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
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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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