ECGC PO Preparation Strategy | Complete Section Wise Tips

Your ECGC PO Preparation Strategy must be as good as the previous toppers of the exam. In many cases it should be better. To help candidates devise a standard and impactful preparation strategy, we are here with this blog. Tips and tricks mentioned here are honest representation of strategies from earlier toppers of the exam. ECGC PO exam is scheduled on 14th March 2021, and it’s better to solidify your preparation early on. So lets start with some basic know how’s of the exam and built your strategy around that.

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ECGC PO 2021 Overview

The before we move to the preparation strategy for ECGC PO Written Exam, here is a quick overview of the entire recruitment process. Export Credit Guarantee Corporation (ECGC) of India Ltd. conducts recruitment for the posts of probationary officers (PO) in two stages: online test and interview. Based on the scores obtained in the online test, a selected number of candidates will be called for the interviews for various branches of ECGC. Interview stage plays an important role in the final selection of ECGC PO recruitment.

Recruiting BodyExport Credit Guarantee Corporation of India (ECGC)
Post NameProbationary Officer
Total Vacancies59
Starting Date01st January 2021
Closing Date31st January 2021
Online ECGC PO written Examination 14th March 2021
Application ModeOnline
Selection ProcessOnline Examination
Job LocationMumbai

Download Official Notification PDF here

ECGC PO Recruitment 2021 – Exam Pattern

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Duration
Reasoning Ability505040 minutes
English Language404030 minutes
Computer Knowledge202010 minutes
General Awareness404020 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude505040 minutes
Total200200140 minutes

Note: There will be a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a penalty to arrive at a corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question.

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Section-wiese preparation strategy – ECGC PO 2021

Reasoning, English, Computer, General Awareness, and Quant constitutes the syllabus for ECGC PO written exam.

Reasoning Ability

Here are the strategies for the preparation of Reasoning section:

  • Avoid any theory, practice with previous year questions and timed sectional tests on the topic (Register to get some free pratice here).
  • Try and maintain a fair balance between the number of questions attempted and the total duration alloted to the section.
  • Make use of fast calculation tricks and shortcut to save time.
  • Solving different types of reasosning question will boost your confidence. There is no easy or hard reasoning questions, they just need pratice.

English Language

English language test is the Bible of banking and management related exams. Although for candidates not having English as their language of instruction in school find it tough, there are certain techniques that will help you to pass it they way it should be done. Here is how –

  • Know the format and the question type of the exam pattern and find out how much time you spend solving all of them. Reduce the amount of time with an increased accuracy over the duration of your preparation.
  • Practice with mock tests (Take a free one now) that brings out the best in you. Practice questions of a level higher than expected difficulty to get used to working under time pressure.
  • Make use of online resources, you can find them on Oliveboard website here.
  • And the last, but certainly the most important – Read, listen, speak and watch – and read some more English. Maybe it is time to watch some of your favourite Hollywood movies, not dubbed.

Computer Knowledge

Now computer knowledge does come with experience of the subject, but a bit of theory is never bad. Here is a consolidated computer awareness ebook prepared just for banking exams. Make sure you register to download more of such ebooks every time.

General Awareness

Now the links below will take you to the ebooks that suffice the general awareness preparation of any banking exam in the country. Yes, this is what our topper feel. So go ahead and download them.

Quantitative Aptitude

Quant’s preparation has always remained a mystery to a lot of aspirants, no matter how they decide to prepare. But this is not unattainable. It’s basically a lot of practice based on the pattern and that too in very less time. Sometimes you just need a good mentor who can help to with your preparation strategy. In that case the ECGC PO Cracker Course should be really helpful. And if you are a self learner, even solving 1000 questions might not be enough. You should take on the section topic wise and master them one at a time, followed by sectional tests and full mock tests.

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  • Go through a lot of self-written short notes.
  • Practice previous year’s question papers in form of online mock tests available for free.
  • Do a proper analysis of your test attempts to know your strong and weak areas, improve them before the actual exam.
  • We have free ebooks that you can download. Find the links towards the end of the blog.
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ECGC PO Online (Cracker) Course | Course Features

To help you ace the ECGC PO exam through the power of LEARNING & PRACTICE, Oliveboard brings to you ECGC PO Cracker Course. This course focuses on the LEARNING & PRACTICE aspect of your preparation and covers the entire syllabus for ECGC PO. It includes Live Classes, Live Practice Sessions, and also some Introduction, Strategy sessions. This course caters to the ENTIRE needs for cracking an exam as challenging as ECGC PO.

Live Video & Audio Interaction with the faculty – In our constant effort of providing you with the best learning, we have now brought live interaction with the faculty. Here you will be able to be in direct touch with the faculty and ask all your concerns and query. There will be a Special Focus on learning through Practice

Special Focus on learning through Practice: 

Special test-taking strategy sessions – While you are attempting the exam, do you know that just attempting and strategically attempting the tests can make significant changes in your scores. Know the best attempt strategy from the Top Faculty.

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Exact Exam Level Live Practice Sessions (led by faculty) for each core subject: Students will be present in a classroom-like environment with India’s Top Faculty when it comes to Banking Exams, and especially ECGC PO. Learning will be easier and more seamless on this platform than any other!

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