IBPS Clerk Prelims 2016: Exam pattern, Syllabus & Preparation Strategy

Dear IBPS Clerk aspirants,

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is slated to conduct the IBPS Clerk Prelims 2016 Exam in the month of November and December.

 

IBPS Clerk 2016 Exam Dates
IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 26th, 27th Nov & 3rd and 4th Dec
IBPS Clerk Main Exam 31st Dec & 1st Jan, 2017

 

The marks you obtain in IBPS Clerk Prelims 2016 Exam won’t be added to your overall marks. However, it is important that you clear your Prelims Exam.

You have 1 month left for the exam and it is essential that you make the most of this time and use it to strategize your IBPS Clerk Prelims exam preparation. To do this you will need to consider these factors: IBPS Clerk Prelims 2016 Exam Pattern, IBPS Clerk Prelims Previous year cutoffs and marks distribution and the expected syllabus for IBPS Clerk Prelims 2016 Exam.

To make your job simple, we’re providing the above mentioned information in the following article. Use them wisely to devise your custom 1 month preparation plan for IBPS Clerk Prelims 2016 Exam and plan how you will divide the sections and the order in which you will attempt the sections during the exam:

 

IBPS Clerk Prelims 2016 Exam pattern
Sr No Name of the section Number of questions Maximum marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 hour
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

 

IBPS Clerk Prelims 2016 Exam will consist of 100 questions with 1 mark allotted for each question. However, there is negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.

 

IBPS Clerk Prelims 2016 Exam expected syllabus:
Name of the section Syllabus
English Language Reading Comprehension
Cloze Test
Sentence Correction
Error Spotting
Fill in the Blanks
Parajumbles
Synonyms/Antonyms
Numerical Ability Data Interpretation
Number Series
Ratio and Proportion
Problem on Ages
Simplification/Approximation
Profit & Loss
Partnerships
Percentages
Simple Interest & Compound Interest
Quadratic Equations
Mixture & Allegations
Time, Speed & Distance
Time, Work & Wages
Boats and Streams
Trains
Mensuration
Permutations, Combinations and Probability
Geometry
Reasoning Ability Inequalities
Seating Arrangement (Linear/Circular)
Coding Decoding
Puzzles
Ranking
Blood Relations
Directions
Input Output
Syllogism
Data Sufficiency
Logical Reasoning
Alphanumeric Series

 

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IBPS Clerk Prelims 2015 Marks distribution:

IBPS Clerk Prelims English Language 2015 Marks distribution:

Name of the topic Number of questions
Reading Comprehension 10
Sentence Improvement 5
Parajumbles 5
Error Spotting 5
Cloze test 5

 

IBPS Clerk Prelims Numerical Ability 2015 Marks distribution:

Name of the topic Number of questions
Simplification/Approximation 10
Miscellaneous Word Problems (Profit, Loss and Discount, Time & Work, Mensuration, etc.) 15
Number Series 5
Data Interpretation 5

 

IBPS Clerk Prelims Reasoning Ability 2015 Marks distribution:

Name of the topic Number of questions
Blood relation 2
Ranking Arrangement 2
Coding decoding 2
Miscellaneous Puzzles 4
Circular arrangement 5
Row Arrangement 5
Number/Symbol coding 5
Number arrangement 5
Mathematical inequalities 5

 

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Step 2: Determine your speed and accuracy and identify your weak areas by analyzing your scores.

Step 3: Categorize the topics based on your analysis and prepare a custom study plan in the format given below and follow the plan accordingly:

Name of the section Speed & Accuracy Plan
List of topics in which you have good speed and accuracy. Focus less on this area and dedicate relatively lesser time on these topics, but solve sufficient number of problems so that you don’t lose touch.
List of topics in which you have bad speed and accuracy. Focus most on these topics and dedicate most of your time here. Practice as many problems as possible.

 

Use IBPS Clerk Prelims study material and IBPS Clerk Prelims practice sets to practice questions from your weak areas. Once you have practiced adequately, repeat steps 1, 2 and 3 to check if there is improvement.

Keep repeating the steps until you reach a satisfactory speed and accuracy in all the topics in the IBPS Clerk Prelims 2016 Exam syllabus for the rest of your IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam preparation.

Do not spend too much time on a particular question if you’re unsure how to solve it and absolutely avoid guessing during the exam. It’s a good idea to maintain a practice workbook during your preparation to note down important formulas, shortcuts and other important points, so you can use it during revision.

 

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