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Toppers’ Tips for IBPS SO 2018 Exam

Toppers’ Tips for IBPS SO 2018 Exam

IBPS SO 2018 notification was recently out, and we have already shared the detailed syllabus and cut-off previously. Today, we bring to you toppers’ tips for IBPS SO 2018 exam that will help you plan and prepare in the right direction.

Toppers’ Tips for IBPS SO 2018

Irfan Ali Khan – Cleared IBPS SO Marketing, 2016

Quantitative Aptitude

Since I was from the Engineering Background my quantitative aptitude was a bit strong. But to beat the competition, I kept on practicing some selected topics and kept on increasing difficulty level. I did Averages, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simplification thoroughly first and focused more on Data Interpretation and Analysis. In IBPS SO I scored 21/50.

English

I always kept on reading a newspaper (whichever available). I used to write the gist of editorials every day which helped in comprehension and improved my grammar. I used to solve whichever material was available on websites or in the market and for errors, I considered the grammar books for basic rules.

Reasoning

In reasoning, I always had a very good command, but I had to mould myself with every exam because reasoning has always been very unpredictable. I kept on doing mocks of Oliveboard and used to do puzzles again and again so that I stay in touch with the latest trends. Friends, it’s just because of the prominent level of reasoning puzzles asked in Oliveboard test series that I succeeded in clearing this section with very good marks. In IBPS SO I scored 25/50.

Marketing Aptitude

Oliveboard had framed almost 500 Questions in 10 Mock Tests which proved to be very fruitful & covered almost all the relevant sections of Marketing.

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Shovik Maitra – Cleared IBPS SO IT, 2016

Reasoning

Practice topics like syllogism, Inequality, Coding Decoding, Puzzle and Seating Arrangement. These are easier, compared to PO exam level. Logical, Data Sufficiency may also come. Practice all these and do give mock tests from Oliveboard. They have good mock tests which will assist you and boost your success. 

Quantitative Aptitude 

This topic is also important for clearing prelims. Just don’t think about clearing sec cut off. This will help in securing marks required for qualifying for mains. Prepare topics like time and work, speed, time and distance, geometry brief knowledge, DI, time and work, pipes and cistern. Practice these topics daily. I only gave mock tests, that was enough for me. 

English 

This is the easiest section if you are strong in English. If your basics are weak then go through SP Bakshi, RS Agarwal, Plinth to Paramount or Wren and Martin. I used some English videos on YouTube channel and gave Oliveboard mock tests on a regular basis. 

Professional knowledge 

This is the section which will decide whether you will get the job or not. For this, you need to have sound knowledge in DBMS, Networking, Software and other topics mentioned in the syllabus. There are standard books for DBMS and networking, you can refer any of them. Also build basic knowledge of computers like Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Windows, short keys etc., as few questions may be asked.

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Mohammed Abutalib – Cleared IBPS SO Marketing – 2016

Mock Test Strategy

One strategy I want to share that I tried with mock tests. I was always quite innovative with my study methods so that it does not get monotonous. One thing I did to re-enact the examination environment was giving mock tests one after another. In exams, one variable we often forget to consider is nervousness and pressure, the constant passing of time and with-it increasing anxiety and the build-up of pressure. Before exams, at least a week before, I used to attempt 5-6 mock tests at a stretch, that’s 5-6 hours of solving in one sitting. It did not matter how many marks I got, how much I got correct or incorrect, but just attempting mocks without interruption. Once you get to the 3rd or 4th you would start feeling that same pressure you felt in exams, with your head throbbing, your fingers tired, your patience giving away but at that time if you can concentrate, if you can resist the urge to leave, then mind me you have perfected the stress. For Mains, attempting 2-3 mock tests are enough in one sitting. Besides, I implore you to take Oliveboard’s method of analysis seriously, it shows you which topics you are weak at and which needs more working, it’s an excellent way to judge and improve yourself.

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Ravi Shankar – Cleared IBPS SO Marketing, 2016

I got to know about Oliveboard through one of my friends who advised me to at least attempt the free mock test. Once I attempted the free mock test, I realized that the level of questions were good and of the same level as that of actual exam. I bought the entire test series and they helped me to improve my speed, in time management, to know my strong and weak areas and these all eventually helped me to clear the exams.

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These were few toppers’ tips for IBPS SO 2018 exam. Now, gear up for the exam with a Free Mock Test and start preparing. All the Best!


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