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IBPS PO Prelims 2016 Preparation Plan & Strategy

IBPS PO Prelims 2016 Preparation Plan & Strategy

Overview: With SBI PO and RBI Grade-B Exams over now, it’s time to gear up for IBPS PO/MT Prelims 2016 Exam. At least 2 months preparation is necessary for cracking IBPS PO Prelims Exam, so it is the right time to start the studies now. Normally, Mostly aspirants are in different state of minds about how to make strategies to prepare for each section in the IBPS PO Exam, about the exam pattern and which are the important topics to be prepared first. If you plan well for the exam, we assure that you can crack this exam in your first attempt. But, you have to start your preparation from today itself.

To know about the IBPS PO 2016 Exam dates, eligibility criteria and other information: IBPS PO Detailed Notification


IBPS PO Prelims Preparation Plan for each section: IBPS PO Prelims Exam is a objective type exam and contains 3 sections which includes:

  • General English
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning Ability

Tips for cracking each section are:

Reasoning Ability –>

Reasoning is a test of observing our mental and problem solving ability. Reasoning is not like numerical skill where you learn some formula and solve question by applying that formula. You have to be very careful while answering these questions.  The most important questions from this section are mentioned below in the table.

S.No. Name of the Topic
1 Blood Relations
2 Coding-Decoding
3 Seating Arrangements
4 Syllogism
5 Inequalities
6 Direction Sense Test
7 Input-Output
8 Ranking
9 Data Sufficiency
10 Puzzles (Floor Based, Row & Order Based)

Quantitative Aptitude –>

Quantitative Aptitude section contains the basic mathematical questions. Before exercising such questions, it is better to go through the basic mathematical formulaes and learn some short cuts to solve the questions in lesser time. In this section, the questions act as Calculation Instruments. This section is extremely scoring and the right understanding of the problem can help the aspirants to sail through this section. The most important questions from this section are mentioned below in the table.

S.No. Name of the Topic
1 Number Series
2 Simplification
3 Percentages
4 Profit & Loss
5 Simple & Compound Interest
6 Quadratic Equations
7 Time, Speed and Distance
8 Average
9 Time & Work
10 Ratio & Proportion
11 Allegations
12 Probability
13 Permutation & Combinations
14 Data Interpretation

General English –>

This is the section where many aspirants are not able to score minimum cut off marks. You all read English books, chat with your friends in English and of course watch English movies. But you cannot get score good marks in English section. Most of the students face difficulty in this section. This is a test principally to determine candidate’s ability to remember main ideas and significant details. The most important questions from this section are mentioned below in the table.

S.No. Name of the Topic
1 Reading Comprehension
2 Sentence Correction
3 Grammar
4 Para Jumbles
5 Cloze Test
6 Fill in the blanks (Double Filler)
7 Synonyms & Antonyms

Apart from this study material, few tips from team Engistan:

  • Read English newspapers daily.
  • Improve your vocabulary by knowing 10 new words everyday along with its Synonyms and Antonyms.
  • Watch good English news channels.
  • Can refer the book ‘Wren n Martin’.

If you have any doubts related to the preparation of IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2016, you can comment your queries below and stay with us for the upcoming posts on IBPS PO Exam.

All the best Guys. .!!!

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