How To Crack IBPS SO In Just 40 Days | Follow Detailed Study Plan Here

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Crack IBPS SO In Just 40 Days : The IBPS SO Preliminary Examination will be scheduled most probably in December 2022/January 2023. We hope you have already started your preparation. For your assistance, today we bring to you 40 Days IBPS SO Study Plan for Prelims 2022 (IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer). This plan will help you prepare for the exam in a systematic and structured way ensuring you don’t miss any important topics and score well in the exam. Let’s glance through the IBPS SO Prelims (IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, and Marketing Officer) exam pattern first:

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IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern

ibps so pre exam pattern

40 Days IBPS SO Study Plan – Prelims 2022

You can use this plan to study and revise for the IBPS SO exam. There is a Practice Test after each topic to ensure that one concept is clear before moving to the next. The study plan is designed in such a way that you can easily cover each topic by allotting a sufficient amount of time every day.

Day Tasks Day Tasks
Day 1 IBPS SO Prelims | Mock Test 1 Day 21 IBPS SO Mock Test 6
Direction Sense Concept
Take The Diagnostic Mock | Spend Time Analyzing Your Performance | Identify Strengths & Weaknesses Direction Sense Practice Test
Day 22 Order And Ranking Concept
Day 2 Seating Arrangements Concept Order & Ranking Practice Test
Seating Arrangements Practice Test Day 23 Percentages & Partnership Concepts
Day 3 Reasoning Puzzles Concepts Percentages & Partnership Practice Test
Reasoning Puzzles Practice Test Day 24 Ratio & Proportion Concepts
  Number Series Concepts Ratio & Proportion Practice Test
Seating Arrangements Practice Test Day 25 IBPS SO Mock Test 7
Day 5 IBPS SO Mock Test 2 Time & Work Concepts
Simplification/ Approximation Concepts Time & Work Practice Test
Simplification/ Approximation Practice Test Day 26 Probability Concepts
Day 6 Reading Comprehension Concept Probability Practice Test
Reading Comprehension Practice Test
  Cloze Test Concept Day 27 Alphanumeric Series Concepts
Cloze Test Practice Test Alphanumeric Series Practice
Day 8 Error Spotting Concepts Day 28 Problems on Ages Concepts
Error Spotting Practice Test Problems on Ages Practice Test
Day 9 IBPS SO Mock Test 3 Day 29 IBPS SO Mock Test 8
Inequality Concepts Para-jumbles Concepts
Inequality Practice Test Para-jumbles Practice Test
  Syllogism Concepts Day 30 Permutation and Combination Concept
Syllogism Practice Test Permutation and Combination Practice Test
Day 11 Input-Output Concepts Day 31 Fillers Test Level 1, 2 and 3
Input-Output Practice Test DI – Table level 1, and 2
Day 12 Data Sufficiency Concepts Day 32 Sentence Joining Level 1, 2 and 3
Data Sufficiency Practice Test DI – Caselets level 1 and 2
Day 13 IBPS SO Prelims Mock Test 4 Day 33 IBPS SO Mock Test 9
Quadratic Equations Concepts Vocabulary Level 1 and 2
Quadratic Equation Practice Test DI – Chart and Graph Level 1 and 2
Day 14 Averages, Mixtures and Alligation Concepts Day 34 Quantity Comparison Level 1 and 2
Averages, Mixtures and Alligation Practice Test Coding-Decoding Level 1, 2, and 3
Day 15 Profit & Loss Concepts Day 35 Mensuration level 1 and 2
Profit & Loss Practice Test Analytical Reasoning level 1 and 2
  Simple & Compound Interest Concepts Day 36 Quant Sectional Test
Simple & Compound Interest Practice Test English Sectional Test
Day 17 IBPS SO Mock Test 5 Day 37 IBPS SO Mock Test 10
Time, Speed & Distance Concepts Quant Sectional Test
Time, Speed & Distance Practice Test Reasoning Sectional Test
Day 18 Sentence Improvement/ Correction Concepts Day 38 English Sectional Test
Sentence Improvement/ Correction Practice Test Quant Sectional Test
  Critical Reasoning Concepts Day 39 Reasoning Sectional Test
Critical Reasoning Practice Test English Sectional Test
Day 20 Blood Relations Concept Day 40 Reasoning Sectional Test
Blood Relations Practice Test Quant Sectional Test

As you can notice, the IBPS SO study plan recommends taking mocks intermittently throughout the course of your preparation. It is so for the following reasons:

  • Taking mocks, in the beginning, would help you gauge the level of your preparation and would help you strategize your further preparation accordingly.
  • While taking mocks it’s advisable to work on your attempt and question selection strategy. Knowing your strengths and weaknesses would be useful in devising these.
  • Taking mocks will also help you assess your speed and accuracy levels and will help you get accustomed to the duration and pattern of the test.

Analyzing Mocks – How to do it properly

In the study plan, mock tests are recommended almost every day, especially towards the end. Analyzing mocks is as important as attempting them. Unless you analyze your performance, your preparation strategy won’t be fruitful. Here’s how to analyze mocks properly.

  • Review the Wrong Questions. Find where your concept or approach went wrong. Click on Review Wrong and this takes you through solutions of only the wrong attempts.
  • Attempt the Un-attempted ones. You can take an un-timed test of only the Un-attempted questions in the mock test. Click on Review Un attempted and this allows you to attempt all the ones left unanswered.
  • Review the Correct Answers. Check if there were better solutions or approaches to the one you adopted.
  • Practice tests from your Weak Areas. Oliveboard’s Adaptive Engine figures the top three areas that you need to work on the most based on your performance data and gives you lessons and tests on those topics. After each mock test, find new lessons + tests on your weak areas by visiting theImprove section.
  • Analyse Graphs. These are detailed reports on your time spent & accuracy section-wise, along with bench-marking reports on your score and percentile.

Steps to Attempt IBPS SO Mock Tests :

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