It’s an old saying that “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” So If you are going to appear in any Exam then planning is surely required to crack it, whether during preparations or during the Exam, without proper planning it is just impossible to clear any Exam, so you must have to plan accordingly and then execute it, and what you have to Do and what not to Do during the Exam Time for your efficient performance. Here are some tips for you which will surely help you in solving questions during the Exam.
IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern:
The IBPS PO Exam will be conducted in three phases: Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam, and Interview Process. It is mandatory for a candidate to clear each level of Examination. The IBPS PO preliminary examination will be conducted online, Time duration of 1 hour to complete the preliminary exam. It consists of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions for 100 marks, and a negative marking of 0.25 marks, deducted for each wrong answer attempted by a candidate. It is necessary to clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam.
S.No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes
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1. Start with the Most Confident Section:
During the Exam generally, all students start solving questions sequentially and if you get stuck on one question then it is hard for them to start the flow again. But when you start solving questions of the portion which is of your strength irrespective of the sequence, then you will gain confidence which will help you throughout the Exam because your efficiency of solving the questions will increase with your confidence and positive approach which you will follow. Hence your performance will improve automatically and It also helps you in managing time so you can solve more questions correctly during the Exam.
2. Read Questions properly:
After completion of the Exam, you were confident and you think that your Exam has gone well but the results showed something else. You were very sure of your answers. However, when you see the results you found that you chose the wrong answers. And the sad thing about it is that you know what the right answers were.
The blunder here you made is that you have not read the questions properly. In such high-pressure conditions candidates generally make mistakes in reading questions, sometimes they ignore some words like ‘NOT’ and ‘which of the option is wrong’. Here are some Tips which will help you:
– Underline the keywords to help you remember.
– Keep calm and do relaxed breathing.
– Preview and rephrase the question.
– Read each question several times.
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3. Don’t spend too much Time on One Question:
Divide the time for each question, don’t spend too much time on any one question. Do your best and then move on, or else you will get stuck and the rest of your questions will be affected by that one question. But be sure to go back to those questions you skipped. Making a habit of checking on the clock after every couple of questions will help you in the long run. Don’t panic if you’re a little behind, just focus on the remaining questions.
4. Don’t Panic, Stay Calm:
If you’re feeling anxious or not thinking clearly, just stop close your eyes, and take several slow deep breaths. Concentrate only on your breathing for a minute or so and then return to the exam. Taking a minute to calm yourself and refocus will improve your productivity. It’s important that you feel rested on the day of an exam. It’s hard to keep calm and to produce your best work in the exam if you’re feeling exhausted. . Don’t waste time worrying, doubting yourself, wondering how other people are doing, telling yourself that you should have studied more. Don’t think about what you should have done, pay attention to what you can do now.
5. Make sure to attempt 65+ Questions:
Your selection is directly dependent on how many questions you attempt with full accuracy and to attempt this number of questions you have to continuously work on improving your speed, accuracy, and selection of questions for every important topic. According to the last few years cut-off, try to attempt around 65 questions with 100% accuracy.
6. Avoid Guesswork:
Guesswork does not work for papers that have a negative marking scheme. For this test, you should not guess the answers and give them as it can deduct your marks. Answer the questions that you have full confidence in and avoid guesswork. For each wrong question, 0.25 marks are deducted. So think before answering the question.
7. Avoid Mugging Up:
You should avoid mugging up the solutions for each question. This paper is based on your reasoning and analytical skills, so there is no point in mugging up the solutions. Practice should be done perfectly for each section to score better. The abrupt mugging up of information always causes confusion and makes it difficult for you to answer the questions frequently. You must not mug up information at the end.
If you have worked hard throughout your preparations but when the day comes to implement it on your Exam and you make silly mistakes, these mistakes will take down your chance of selection and all your hard work and dedication will become null and void.
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