IBPS Clerk Preparation Strategy with Timetable

Abhik Das Updated On: 05 Dec, 2019 13:06 IST

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IBPS Clerk 2019 (Prelims) Exam: Final Preparation Strategy

The IBPS Clerk Prelims 2019 exam is scheduled to begin on the 7th of December 2019 and many of you might be worried regarding what should be the final preparation strategy for the IBPS Clerk 2019 (prelims) exam. Well, you can put all the anxieties to rest as we have prepared last-minute preparation tips to succeed in the upcoming prelims exam of IBPS Clerk for the year 2019. 

Why is Final Preparation Strategy for IBPS Clerk (Prelims) 2019 Exam Important?

It has been noted in quite a few instances that the candidates, even after rigorously preparing for IBPS Clerk prelims exam, fail to achieve the desired outcome. Keeping this in mind, the IBPS experts at CollegeDekho have prepared a final preparation strategy which will help the candidates achieve their goal. It is very important to note at this instance that this preparation strategy will only become effective if the candidates have prepared properly for the exam. Let us check out what the candidates must do during the final stages of the IBPS Clerk (Prelims) 2019 preparation. 

Final Preparation Strategy for IBPS Clerk 2019 (Prelims) English Section

  • Prioritise topics such as Reading Comprehension, Para-Jumbles and Error Spotting as the candidates can score full marks in these topics

  • Speed is an important element that the candidates must turn their attention towards

  • The candidates must try to solve a minimum of 2 to 3 comprehensions leading up to 7th of December 2019

Final Preparation Strategy for IBPS Clerk 2019 (Prelims) Numerical Ability Section

  • Candidates must devote an ample amount of time to important topics of this section such as Pipes & Cisterns, Boats & Streams, Percentages, Time & Distance, Speed, Time & Work, Partnership, Compound Interest, Simple Interest, Profit & Loss, Mensuration and Geometry

  • The candidates must revise all the formulas comprehensively

  • Rewinding and playing all the mathematical tricks multiple times in a day will help the candidates enormously on the exam day

  • High scoring sections such as quadratic equations must also be dealt with seriously to ensure that the candidates do not lose out on vital marks that this section has to offer

Final Preparation Strategy for IBPS Clerk 2019 (Prelims) Reasoning Ability Section

  • Practising 4 to 5 puzzles on a daily basis till the 7th of December will enable the candidates to score reasonably well in this section

  • Topics such as Verbal Reasoning, Coding and Decoding, Syllogisms & Coded Inequalities, Blood Relations, Order and Ranking, Direction-Based Problems are the most important ones in this section which must be dealt with properly by the candidates

  • Revision of forward and backward sequence of alphabets will help the candidates save time which they can use to solve the alphanumeric questions

To-Dos on IBPS Clerk (Prelims) 2019 Exam Day: Important Instructions

  • The candidates must use 5 minutes first to mark those questions which they can easily solve

  • “Blind guessing can win you a game of Poker” - which means that the candidates must read the questions carefully and then choose the most suitable answer instead of wild guesses

  • Unattempted questions will not invite negative marks. Thus it is strongly recommended that the candidates must not attempt those questions which ignites a sense of Harakiri in their mind

  • The candidates must be in a good shape of mind on the day of IBPS Clerk 2019 (Prelims) exam

  • Dhoni-esque temperament will help the candidates swivel out of any bouncer that the exam will offer

On that note, CollegeDekho wishes all the IBPS Clerk Prelims 2019 aspirants very good luck!!

IBPS Clerk Prepartion Plan/ Study Plan 2019

As IBPS Clerk notification for the financial year 2020-21 has been released, it is time for the candidates to start extensive preparation for the recruitment exam. As the IBPS Clerk Prelims and Main exam 2019 is just few months away, it is necessary to plan a good preparation strategy for the exam preparation. In order to help the candidates in framing a preparation plan/ study plan or timetable for IBPS Clerk exam preparation, we have provided some model timetables or study plan for IBPS Clerk exam. We hope that this timetable will help you with your exam preparation in an effective manner. Have a Look!

Also Read: Get the Latest Syllabus for IBPS Clerk

IBPS Clerk Model Papers (Prelims & Main)

IBPS Clerk 3 Month Preparation Plan/Study Plan

Preparing for the IBPS clerk exam in three months is not a tough task, and the aspirants need to devote more time for the exam preparation so that they can clear the exam with flying colours. A timetable or study plan for IBPS Clerk has been prepared based on the syllabus, and the same can be checked below.

Division of Syllabus for IBPS Clerk Exam Preparation (Prelims Exam)

IBPS Clerk Exam (Prelims) is divided into three sections, viz., Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. As there are just three months for the exam, covering the syllabus of all the three sections may be a challenging task, but the same can be achieved with the proper division of syllabus.

Total No. Of Subjects in IBPS Clerk (Prelims) Exam

Three (Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language)

Highest Weightage Sections in IBPS Clerk Exam (Prelims)

Reasoning Ability (35 Marks) and Quantitative Ability (35 Marks)

Weightage for the English Language

30 Marks

Total No. Of Sub Topics in Reasoning Ability

12

Total No. Of Sub Topics in Quantitative Aptitude

12

Total No. Of Sub Topics in the English Language

8

No. Of Days to Prepare for the Exam

90 Days (Three Months)

Also Read: Check the IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 

Day Wise Preparation Plan/Study Plan for IBPS Clerk Exam

The day-wise preparation plan or study plan for IBPS Clerk exam can be checked below -

Example 1 (For those who wake up early in the Morning)-

No. Of Hours to be Spent on Exam Preparation

8 Hours

Morning Session (5:00 AM to 8:00 AM)

Logical Reasoning (Understand the Topic, Note Down the Important Points)

8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Regular Activities/ Daily Routine

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Scan the Important Topics Covered in the Morning Session and Practice Mock Tests or Practice Test for Logical Reasoning

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Rest/ Daily Routine

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Simplification from Quantitative Aptitude (Understand the Topic and Note Down the Important Points)

After 9:00 PM

Dinner and Sleep

Example 2 (For those who spend the late-night for exam preparation)

No. Of Hours to be Spent on Exam Preparation

8 Hours

Morning Session (10:00 AM to 1:00 PM)

Logical Reasoning (Understand the Topic, Note Down the Important Points)

1:00 to 3:00 PM

Regular Activities/ Daily Routine

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Scan the Important Topics Covered in the Morning Session and Practice Mock Tests or Practice Test for Logical Reasoning

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Recreation/ Daily Routine

8:00 to 9:00

Dinner Break

9:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Simplification from Quantitative Aptitude (Understand the Topic and Note Down the Important Points)

Also Read: Check the Steps to Apply for IBPS Clerk

Month-Wise Preparation Plan for IBPS Clerk Exam

The monthly wise preparation plan for IBPS Clerk exam is as follows -

Day

5:00 AM to 8:00 AM or 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM or 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM or 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Day 1

Logical Reasoning (Study and Understand the Topic)

Scanning Important Points in Logical Reasoning and Practicing Mock Test

Simplification from Quantitative Aptitude

Day 2

Scanning Important Points from Simplification and Practicing Mock Test

Alphanumeric Series (Study and Understand the Topic)

Practice Mock Test from Alphanumeric Series and Revise Already Covered Topics

Day 3

Profit & Loss from Quantitative Aptitude (Study and Understand the Topic)

Scanning Important Points from Profit & Loss and Practicing Mock Test

Ranking/ Direction or Alphabet Test (Study and Understand the Topic)

Day 4

Scanning Important Points from Ranking/ Direction/ Alphabet Test and Practicing Mock Test

Mixtures & Alligations (Study and Understand the Topic)

Scanning Important Points from Mixtures and Alligations and Practicing Mock Test and Revise Already Covered Topics

Day 5

Data Sufficiency (Study and Understand the Concept)

Scanning Important Points from Data Sufficiency Practicing Mock Test

Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices

Day 6

Scanning Important Points from Simple Interest & Compound Interest and Practicing Mock Test

Coded Inequalities (Read and Understand the Concept)

Scanning Important Points from Coded Inequalities and Practicing Mock Test and Revise already Covered Topics

Day 7

Work & Time (Study and Understand the Concept)

Scanning Important Points from Work & Time and Practicing Mock Test

Seating Arrangement (Read and Understand the Concept)

Day 8

Scanning Important Points from Seating Arrangement and Practicing Mock Test

Time & Distance (Study and Understand the Topic)

Scanning the Important Points from Time & Distance and Practice Mock Test and Revise Already Covered Topics

Day 9

Puzzle (Understand the Concept and Note down important points)

Scan the important points covered in the Puzzle and Practice Mock Test

Mensuration (Cylinder, Cone, Sphere) - Read and Understand the Concept

Day 10

Scanning the Important Points from Mensuration and Practicing a Mock Test

Tabulation (Study and Understand the Concept)

Scanning the Important Points Covered in Tabulation and Practicing the Mock Test

Day 11

Data Interpretation (Read and Understand the Concept)

Scanning Important Points Covered in Data Interpretation and Practicing Mock Test

Syllogism (Read and Understand the Concept)

Day 12

Scan the Important Points Covered in Syllogism and Practice a Mock Test

Ratio, Proportion and Percentage (Read and Understand the Concept)

Scanning important points covered in Ratio, Percentage and Proportion and Practice the Mock Test

Day 13

Blood Relations (Understand the Concept and Note Down Important Points)

Scanning important points covered in Blood Relations & Practice the Mock Test

Number Systems (Read and Understand the Concept)

Day 14

Scan the Important Points Covered in Number Systems and Practice the Mock Test.

Input-Output (Understand the Concept and Note Down Important Points)

Scanning the Important Points Covered in Input-Output and Practice the Mock Test

Day 15

Sequence & Series (Read and Understand the Concept)

Scanning the Important Points Covered in Sequence & Series and Practice the Mock Test

Coding-Decoding (Read and Understand the Concept)

Day 16

Scanning the Important Points Covered in Coding Decoding and Practice the Mock Test

Permutation, Combination & Probability (Read and Understand the Concept)

Scanning the Important Points Covered in Permutation, Combination & Probability and Practice the Mock Test

Day 17

Revise Logical Reasoning and Practice Mock Tests

Revise Simplification and Practice Mock Tests

Revise Alphanumeric Series and Practice Mock Test

Day 18

Take a Break

Take a Break

Take a Break

Day 19

Revise Profit & Loss and Practice Mock Tests

Revise Ranking/ Direction/ Alphabet Test and Practice Mock Tests

Revise Mixtures and Alligations and Practice Mock Tests

Day 20

Revise Data Sufficiency and Practice Mock Tests

Revise Simple Interest & Computer Interest and Practice Mock Test

Revise Coded Inequalities and Practice Mock Test

Day 21

Revise Work & Time and Practice Mock Tests

Revise Time & Distance and Practice Mock Tests

Revise Seating Arrangement and Practice Mock Tests

Day 22

Revise Puzzle Topic and Practice Mock Tests

Revise Mensuration and Practice Mock Tests

Revise Data Interpretation and Practice Mock Tests

Day 23

Revise Tabulation and Practice Mock Tests

Revise Syllogism and Practice Mock Tests

Revise Ration, Proportion & Percentage and Practice Mock Tests

Day 24

Revise Number Systems and Practice the Mock Tests

Revise Blood Relations and Practice the Mock Tests

Revise Sequence & Series and Practice the Mock Test

Day 25

Revise Input & Output and Practice the Mock Tests

Revise Sequence & Series and Practice the Mock Tests

Revise Coding Decoding and Practice the Mock Tests

Day 26

Revise Permutation, Combination and Possibility and Practice Mock Tests

Take a Break

Take a Break

Day 27

English Language - Reading Comprehension (Practice Comprehension Passages)

Practice Comprehension Passages

Cloze Test (Understand the Important Rules - Tenses - Phrases etc)

Day 28

Practice Cloze Test

Para Jumbles (Practice Mock Tests)

Practice Mock Tests for Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test and Para Jumbles

Day 29

Error Spotting/ Multiple Meaning (Understand the Important Grammar Rules)

Practice Mock Tests for Error Spotting

Fill in the Blanks - Prepositions, Tenses etc (Practice Mock Tests)

Day 30

Paragraph Completion (Practice Mock Tests)

Take Mock Tests for all English Grammar Topics

Take Mock Tests for all English Grammar Topics

Day 30

Grand Test (All Sections - Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language)

Grand Test (All Sections - Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language)

Grand Test (All Sections - Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language)

The second and third month should be utilized for revision, practising mock tests (as many as possible), identifying errors and solving the same.  

IBPS Clerk Sample Questions

Check out and answer some of these interesting questions in order to prepare for IBPS Clerk. 

Questions

Answers
The MInistry of Finance has restricted all sector banks to declare small business/MSMEs/ as NPAs till? 

a) March 31, 2020

b) December 31, 2019

c) January 31, 2020

d) November 30, 2019

Which country has begun exporting bulletproof jacket to over 100 countries?

a) Japan

b) India 

c) USA

d) Bangladesh

Which state government has recently launched a pilot project to track stolen mobile phones?

a) Uttar Pradesh

b) Goa

c) Maharashtra

d) Punjab

Union Ministry of Electronics and IT and DSCI recently collaborated with which company to launch "Digital Payment Abhiyan"?

a) Facebook

b) Google

c) Whatsapp

d) IBM

PepsiCo has roped in.............................as the brand ambassador for its sports drink brand Gatorade?

a) Anjum Moudgil

b) Hima Das

c) Saina Nehwal

d) PV Sindhu

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