IBPS PO Prelims Last Minute Tips, Exam Day Instructions

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IBPS PO Prelims Last Minute Tips

IBPS PO Prelims Last Minute Tips: With the IBPS PO Prelims around the corner, candidates must be wrapping up their preparation and revising. It is important to prioritize revision rather than learning to prepare effectively for the exam at this point. This article provides some last-minute tips to prepare for the IBPS PO Prelims and exam instructions.

IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card 2023

Make sure you download your admit card for the exam. It is an important document that all candidates appearing for the exam should carry with them during the exam. Candidates without their admit cards will not be permitted to write the exam.

IBPS PO Prelims Last Minute TipsBefore the Exam

On the eve of the exam, it is important to know what to prioritize and how much to study. This is because overdoing it can be detrimental to your performance in the exam. Here are a few pre-exam day tips to guide your last-minute preparation.

  • Do not practice or study too much the night before or on the day of the exam. Rather, make sure to keep your mind fresh and active to help you stay focused for 60 minutes.
  • It is essential to get a good night’s sleep (8 hours) before the exam. Lack of adequate sleep can render the mind significantly slow especially when speed is the key during the exam
  • Reach the center well in time to avoid any nervous energy and stress creeping in. Stress can further reduce your performance in a time-sensitive test.
  • Carry the following with you: The exam call letter, a Photo ID Proof, a pen, and one copy each of the Call letter and the ID proof. 
  • Get used to the IBPS PO online interface. The IBPS PO test interface is not easy to get used to. Familiarization with the interface can give you a slight time advantage over the other candidates who are unfamiliar with the interface.

IBPS PO Prelims Last Minute Tips – Documents to Carry

Candidates should make sure to carry the following items with them when going for the IBPS PO Prelims exam.

  • Admit Card/Call Letter: Candidates should make sure to carry their IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card. Candidates can be prohibited from appearing for the exam if their admit card is not on hand.
  • ID Proof: All candidates should carry government identity proof when they go for the exam. These could be Adhaar, PAN, driving license, etc.
  • Passport-sized Photographs: Make sure to carry photographs that are the same as the one affixed on your admit card, in case it may be required for some formality at the exam center.

IBPS PO Prelims Last Minute TipsDuring the Exam

While taking the IBPS PO Prelims exam, there are a number of things you should keep in mind. Here are a few tips that will help make your exam experience smoother and boost your performance.

  • Order of Questions: Stick to the order of sections that you have decided before coming in; if you have been solving mock tests by following a certain order of sections that you attempt, stick to that. It will help ease the nerves by making the exam seem familiar.
  • Attempting Questions: Build confidence by attempting the easy questions first. The boost of confidence will provide positive momentum for you to do well over the 60 minutes. Keep the difficult and time-consuming questions in each section for the end. You will save time and avoid stress this way.
  • Time Management: Do not spend more than 20 minutes overall on General Awareness or Computer Knowledge. You either know the answer or you do not. Within each of the other sections as well, work on the easy ones before moving on to the more difficult ones.
  • Do not get stuck on any question: Give yourself a cut-off of, let’s say 90-120 seconds, and if any question takes more than that, leave it and you can return in case you have time. Remember, every question carries the same weightage within a section, so do not waste time on one question only. 
  • Do not take guesses: There is negative marking and hence be judicious on questions where you decide to mark an answer without knowing the correct option. You can choose to make educated guesses (or guesses after eliminating 2-3 incorrect options) but blind guesses are not recommended.

IBPS PO 2023 Last-Minute Tips – General

A few general tips that should help you enhance your performance-

  • Don’t learn anything new now
  • Go through your study notes and take Revision Tests
  • Eat & sleep well
  • Stay confident

IBPS PO Prelims Last Minute Tips – Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. When is the IBPS PO Prelims 2023 exam?

A2. The next dates for IBPS PO Prelims 2023 is 30th September and 1st October 2023.

Q2. When is the first IBPS PO Prelims 2023 shift?

A2. The first IBPS PO Prelims 2023 shift begins at 9 AM. Candidates are advised to reach the exam center an hour in advance to complete any formalities.


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