Last Minute Tips for Indian Bank PO Mains 2018

Dear Aspirants, We all are excited for the upcoming Indian Bank PO Mains Exam 2018 which is going to be held on 4th November. With just 5 days left for the exam, we are sure that you all would be busy in revising & practicing Mock Tests. Wondering how you would perform in the real exam? Here we bring to you some Last Minute Tips for Indian Bank PO Mains Exam to help you give your best shot on the final day.

But before starting let us glance through the exam pattern-

Indian Bank PO Mains Exam Pattern

Name of Test

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks


Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 Mins
General / Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 Mins
English Language 35 40 40 Mins
Data Analysis and Interpretation 35 60 45 Mins
Total 155 200 3 Hours
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 30 Minutes


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Last Minute Tips for Indian Bank PO

Avoid New Topics

Do not start any new topic now. Any new thing that you would try learning now may not correctly be retained. Try to revise whatever you have studied till now and get command over it.

Practice Mock Tests

Take full-length mock tests after your preparation to measure your progress. Oliveboard’s Mock tests would provide you instant feedback in the form of analytics, which will help you determine your speed & accuracy in solving questions and identify your strong and weak areas. So practice as many mock tests as you can in these last few days.


Do not take it lightly and leave it for the last day. Revise all the concepts, formula, shortcuts and tricks so that you don’t forget them. Highlight the important points.

Make a Separate Note

Write the formula, shortcuts, tricks, etc. on a separate paper so that you can quickly go through it before the exam.

Time Management

Time is a crucial factor and it is easy to lose track while writing an exam. This is where your practice will show results. Manage it properly.

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Speed and Accuracy

Speed and accuracy is one aspect that would outshine your performance. Practicing daily would help you in this regard. Try to attempt maximum number of questions with 100% accuracy because in an exam like this, you cannot afford to lose even one-fourth of marks.

Read the Question Properly

Understand what is written in the question. Do no hastily skip the question just by looking at it. You might just be able to do it if you read it properly. So, before skipping, read it carefully because sometimes the questions that look difficult, are actually easy to solve, especially Puzzles. 

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Avoid Stress and Anxiety

Staying calm and composed is imperative. Do not get too excited or too worried. Doing some light exercise or meditation would help you.

Stay Away from Negative Thoughts

Try to stay away from negative thoughts or people that demotivate you. Have confidence that you have given your best & your hard-work will bear fruits.

Eat Right

Take a well-balanced diet. Avoid oily and sugary snacks. Stay well hydrated.

Relax and Rest: 

Do not let anxiety ruin your preparation. Keep reminding yourself that there is nothing that you cannot achieve. Make sure you don’t deprive yourself of sleep. Taking proper sleep would improve your concentration and help you remember things easily.  

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How to Attempt Indian Bank PO Mains?

  • Attempt your strongest section first. This will help build your confidence for the remainder of the test. Attempt the more demanding section in the middle as concentration levels tend to peak at that time.
  • No blind guesswork. The number of questions you need to attempt cannot be pre-determined as it is a function of the level of difficulty. Just keep a fine balance of accuracy and speed. Remember that there is 1/4th of negative marking for every wrong answer. Therefore, avoid guesswork as much possible. Accuracy is as important as speed in this exam. Try the elimination method to eliminate 2-3 options before making calculated guesses, and refrain from any blind guesswork.
  • Do not get stuck on one question and waste your time. You can always come back to it in case you have time left.
  • Remember that you have clear both sectional and overall cutoffs. So, at the start make sure you attempt enough questions on each section and later on focus on clear the overall cutoffs by focusing on the stronger section.

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Exam Checklist

Keep your Call letter, recent passport size photograph, Photo identity proof (Original + Photocopy), Ball Point Pen (all things that are mentioned in your call letter to carry on the day of exam) in your bag before the day of exam so that you may not forget any of these in hurry. It is better to reach the Examination Centre in advance than getting late. So, leave early to avoid getting stuck in the traffic.

  • Call Letter
  • Photograph (if mentioned)
  • ID Proof
  • Ball pen
  • Reach the centre in advance


This brings us to the end of the blog. Hope you find the Last Minute Tips for Indian Bank PO provided here useful. If you have any queries, write in the comment below.

All the Best!

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