Preparation Tips for Indian Bank PO

Preparation Tips for Indian Bank PO

Preparation Tips for Indian Bank PO

The post of bank Probationary officer or bank PO is considered to be one of the most reputed positions in the banking sector for which many aspiring candidates apply every year. Both government and private banks conduct bank PO exams to recruit candidates for the post of Bank Probationary officer. The Indian Bank PO exam is one such exam conducted by the Indian Bank every year for the recruitment of Bank PO in various branches of the bank. 

The candidates who clear all phases of the Indian Bank PO exam—Preliminary, mains and interview, are then required to undergo a post-graduation course of one year at the Indian Bank, Manipal School of Banking (IBMSB). This exam is an attractive opportunity for aspirants who want to work in the banking sector,  as a result of which a huge number of candidates apply for this exam. However, as compared to the number of applicants, the vacancies available are limited, making the competition level high. Hence, if you want to be successful in cracking these exams you would want to have a right preparation strategy planned. 

Through this article we will have a look at some preparation tips that will help you to prepare smartly and efficiently for the Indian Bank PO examination. 

Preparation Tips for Indian Bank PO Examination

To clear the Indian bank PO examination you need to have a right preparation strategy planned and you also need to execute it efficiently. To plan a preparation strategy, having some tips and tricks up your sleeve will definitely come in handy. Below are some preparation tips you can use while preparing for your Indian Bank PO exam:

1. Know the syllabus and exam pattern

The one thing about competitive examinations is that the exam pattern and syllabus can vary from year to year. So the candidates should be clear about the exam pattern and syllabus for the year in which they are appearing. This will help them in making a right study plan based on the structure of the exam and weightage of the topics or sections included in the exam.

2. Have the right study material

More often than not, the candidates who study well and do everything right still end up failing the examination. This is because they don’t know which books to refer to and end up studying from outdated books. To avoid this, it is always advised to go for the books recommended by the government and the institution which is conducting the exam. Reading up-to-date books is very important if you want to crack the Indian Bank PO exam.

3. Prepare a timetable

Once you know the syllabus and exam pattern and have all the study material ready with you, the next step is to prepare a timetable to divide your time in a way that you get time to prepare for the entire syllabus in an efficient way without overloading yourself.

4. Section Wise Preparation

The Indian Bank PO exam includes five sections—English language, quantitative aptitude, logical reasoning, computer aptitude and general/economy/banking awareness. All these sections carry different weightage of marks and are equally important, hence you need to give each section enough time and attention while making a study plan. 

1. Tips to prepare for English Language
  • Read language books and newspapers
  • Brush up basic grammar
  • Learn a new word each day with its meaning
2. Tips to prepare for Quantitative aptitude
  • Practice basic mathematics
  • Jot down different formulas
  • Try to understand the concept and theory behind every question
3. Tips to prepare for Logical reasoning
  • Have clear concepts about the questions
  • Try to read each question carefully before answering
  • Practice solving sample question papers
4. Tips to prepare for Computer Aptitude
  • Know the basics of computers
  • Read hardware and software related books
  • Know the basics about computer operating systems, abbreviations, keyboard shortcuts and database management.
5. Tips to prepare for General/Economy/Banking Awareness
  • Read newspapers daily
  • Make notes of important points
  • Keep yourself updated with information
6. Practice

One of the important steps in your preparation strategy is to practice as much as you can by Solving previous years’ question papers and taking mock tests. 

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