Banking is the most fascinating sector in India. There has been a remarkable increase in the number of candidates appearing for government bank exams in India over recent years. The positions of PO and clerk are the most sought after. The difficulty level of both the exams differ a lot. The exam for the IBPS Clerk is comparatively easy to IBPS PO. However, the syllabus and exam pattern is almost same.
Above all, the most noticeable thing is that the Quantitative Aptitude plays a major role in determining success of candidates in both the IBPS PO and Clerk Exams. The Quant section is extremely scoring and can help increase candidates chances of getting posted as a clerk or PO with the banks participating in the IBPS. However, you need to give time to this section. It cannot be mastered in a day, and a dedicated practice is needed to beat the hard-hitting competition.
In this article, we will focus on IBPS Clerk Exam 2016. The marks allocated for Quant section in IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam are 35 and Main Exam are 40. If you perform well in this section, you will be able to improve your overall score in the exam.
Below are five tricks that will help you crack the Quantitative section in the IBPS Clerk exam. Click here to know the Latest IBPS Exam Pattern
1. Study and Understand the Syllabus
Understand the complete syllabus of the exam, and decide a time schedule based on the syllabus. Making sure you cover every important topic.
Some of the Important topics included in the Quant section are:
- Time and Distance
- Number System
- Ratio and Proportions
- Data Interpretation
- Profit and Loss
- Time and Work
- Number Series
- Simple and Compound Interest
2. Have a Strategy for Exam Preparation
Design a preparation strategy, so you cover the syllabus well in time. Make sure to give more time to your weak areas. Keep time for solving previous exam papers, sample papers, and mock tests. Practice as much as you can to increase your speed and accuracy.
Practice is a key to success in bank exams.
3. Master Basics and Learn Short Tricks
Solving quant questions take a lot of time, because of the calculations involved. So make sure you know short tricks to increase your speed. If you have a strong hold over basics and know short tricks, it becomes very easy for you to solve questions accurately in less time.
4. Appear for Mock Tests
Mock tests play a significant role in determining your score in the exam. So, appear for as many mock tests as you can to improve accuracy and speed.
This will also help evaluate your preparation and help you improve on your weaker areas.
5. Plan a Strategy to be followed during Final Exam
Plan a strategy in terms of how much time you should devote to each section in the final exam. Start your exam with a section you are weak at. If you find Quant tough, then start with this section. This will help you attempt enough questions which will increase your chances of clearing the sectional cut-off.
But, do not spend a lot of time over one section, otherwise you won’t be able to clear sectional cut-off in other sections. I advise you to move from tough to easy sections in the exam. By following this you can score well in sections you find easy and increase your chances of scoring sectional cut-off in sections you are weak at.
Wake up and start your IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 preparation. Divide your time and devote time for preparation of each section. Consider above tricks to score well in Quant Section.
Go strong, go fresh, and Score well! Good Luck!