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IBPS Clerk Mains Tips & Tricks – General and Financial Awareness

IBPS Clerk Mains Tips & Tricks General Awareness

The IBPS Clerk Mains Exam scheduled to be held on 20th of January 2019 is just a few days away. We hope that your preparations are going good and mock tests are helping you to get the feel of the real exams. With just 9 days to go for the IBPS Clerk mains, it is high time that you start revising the current affairs for atleast the past six months. General and Financial Awareness section requires a lot of revision so in this blog IBPS Clerk Mains Tips & Tricks General Awareness, we bring to you some important tips that will aid you in getting good sectional marks and increase your overall score.

Now in mains you must make sure that you score decent in each section. Give importance to each section as each section is separately timed, you need to choose the right questions and solve them accurately. Here the objective is to maximize your score, and this can happen only when negative marking is avoided. As the mains phase is crucial to your selection, practicing in a time bound manner becomes important and this is where mocks come into play. Practice some 10-15 mocks and analyse each one with utmost care. For more information on how to enhance your preparations for IBPS Clerk Mains Tips & Tricks General Awareness read below given information.

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First let’s look at the Mains Exam Pattern 2018

Sr. No.

Name of the Test

No. of Ques.

Max. Marks

Medium of Exam

Time allotted for each test

(Separately timed)

1. General / Financial Awareness 50 50 English/Hindi 35 Minutes
2. General English 40 40 English 35 Minutes
3. Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50 60 English/Hindi 45 Minutes
4. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English/Hindi 45 Minutes
  Total 190 200   160 Minutes

Take sectional tests if you find yourself weak in any section.

You are required to score a minimum score in each section as well as on the total to secure your position in Provisional Allotment. You should remember that for every wrong answer one fourth or 0.25 marks allotted to the question will be deducted. So be cautious while marking your answers.

IBPS Clerk Mains Tips & Tricks General Awareness

Preparing for this section is always Work-in-Progress. You will have to answer 50 questions in 35 minutes.

  • You must be in a habit of getting a daily dose of GA.
  • Reading the current affairs daily so that you are not under pressure of reading and learning it all at once a few days before the exam.
  • Take a lot of daily quizzes on general and financial awareness from various websites. This helps you in retention of the GA you read.
  • While you read daily GA, give special importance to the financial news that is there.
  • It is advisable to cover GA of at least of 6 months before the exam month.
  • You can also revise the monthly GA using Oliveboard’s Banking Bolt.
  • Static awareness is in some way or the other related to current affairs only. So, make sure when you read current affairs you go through the static part also for E.g. If a bank is in news, try to know its headquarters, MD and CEO or like if a particular place is in news try to remember its national parks, governor etc of the place.
  • You can also refer to static GK awareness section here
  • Also you can download our Ebooks for free to enhance your knowledge.
  • You can also refer the below given blog for various general awareness topics and detailed information of the GA section of IBPS Clerk Mains.

How to Prepare General Awareness for IBPS Clerk 2018

You can also take Topic tests for any topic that you want to revise.

We hope this blog IBPS Clerk Mains Tips & Tricks General Awareness aids you all in your preparation. To help you complete your preparations here are some of the eBooks that you can refer and learn from and ace your exam.

Monthly Current Affairs PDF 

Oliveboard Bolt series E-books: 

Free Static GK E-book – More Study Materials :

Keep visiting this page to get more E-books on Static GK, Banking awareness and Current Affairs for free. All the best for your exams.


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