IPPB Prelims Exam: Time Management Strategy by Toppers

Dear Aspirants,

The Department of India Post is slated to conduct the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) Preliminary Exam on 7th and 8th January, 2017.

The Department of India Post released a notification last year with a total of 650 vacancies for the post of IPPB Officers Scale-1. The selection procedure includes an IPPB Preliminary Exam, followed by an IPPB Main Exam and Personal Interview. The final allotment will selection is done taking into consideration marks obtained in the IPPB Main Exam and IPPB Personal Interview.


Exam Pattern of India Post Payments Bank Preliminary Exam
Sr. No Name of the section Number of questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 hour
2 Reasoning Ability 35 35
3 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Total 100 100

Candidates have to qualify in each of the sections by securing cut off marks to be decided by India Post Payments Bank.

It is important that you walk into your exam hall with a strategy. Therefore in the following article we are providing you Time Management strategy used by toppers and a few tips to help you effectively strategize your India Post Payments Bank Exam Preparation:


India Post Payments Bank Time Management Strategy by Toppers

We checked the toppers’ (Top 5% or > 95%ile) performance and this is broadly what their average time allocation & average attempts was during the exam:


1) English: 11 minutes | 24 attempts

2) Reasoning: 25 minutes | 30 attempts

3) Quantitative Aptitude: 24 minutes | 22 attempts


(NOTE: What works for some may not work for others. The above will vary depending on difficulty of a section or the paper). Use the above strategy as a guideline & not as a target, and change and customize the above strategy based on your strengths and weaknesses. If you have a better strategy that’s working for you we suggest you continue using that.


For more details on India Post Payments Bank Exam:

India Post Payments Bank Exam Preparation Tips
India Post Payments Bank: Syllabus & Exam Pattern
India Post Payments Bank: All You Need To Know


Click here to take a FREE India Post Payments Bank Mock Test.

We wish you all the best for you IPPB Prelims Exam.



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