IBPS Clerk Mains 2017 Preparation Tips and Tricks – Crack IBPS Clerk Exam


IBPS will be conducting the Mains stage of IBPS Clerk Exam on 21 January 2018. It’s only about 3 months away and we expect candidates to be already in the middle of their preparation. For those of you who have been looking for some strategies to adopt during these times of preparation, reading this article might help. Compared to last year, there are small changes in the exam pattern according to which you might have to change your plans as far as the Mains preparation is concerned. Following are some important points, take a look at them. Read about IBPS Clerk Mains 2017 Preparation.

IBPS Clerk Mains 2017 Preparation Tips

As you know, preparing for a banking exam requires a thorough understanding of the exam pattern. For IBPS Clerk Mains 2017 this year, there is an increase in total duration, reasoning and computer sections are combined, and the number of Quant and General Awareness questions are more. Keeping in mind all these changes, one must proceed with the exam preparation section-wise:

Quantitative Aptitude:

This section is all about mental calculations, formula memorization, and applying shortcuts/tricks. Aspirants can revise School-level mathematics so that questions on percentage, profit-loss, time-work, probability, geometry etc. can be solved without wasting too much time remembering the concepts learned a decade ago.

Reasoning and Computers:

According to the new exam pattern, the sectional duration for this topic has increased to 45 minutes, so candidates might need to cope up with the difficulty levels of the questions pertaining to coding-decoding, blood relations, syllogisms, puzzles etc. which need separate attention.

Apply all your logic to solve those lying in your comfort zone, without spending time unnecessarily on the harder ones. Along with the reasoning part, practice questions on some basic computer stuff related to hardware, MS office, internet, keyboard shortcuts etc. for making yourself accustomed to the actual pattern of the exam.


Concentrate on comprehensions, the ethics of grammar in sentences and the usage of nouns, verbs, prepositions etc. Although there is no requirement of memory, one must be able to solve basic English language problems within a short time of 35 minutes.

General Knowledge:

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Approach the above mentioned sections carefully using the below tips:

  • Divide attention equally into all sections, prepare a schedule and study with discipline.
  • Take mock tests once you are ready with a set of topics. Improve if necessary, refer books for verifying answers.
  • Maintain notes in a diary, sticky notes for mathematical formulae, mnemonics, to help you remember in the long run.
  • Train with Lumosity, a platform designed by neuroscientists to assess and improve the cognitive abilities of humans from all walks of life.

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