IBPS Clerk Examination, Study Plan & Strategy ?

IBPS Clerks is a junior level entry position in to banking sector of our country and is also perceived as one of the toughest examinations to crack as entry level online bank examinations organized by IBPS. Successful candidates get placed in 21 Nationalized Banks across India. Cost to Company ( CTC) Package for Assistants / Clerks is around 2.5-3 Lakhs INR per annum and which is also due for pay revision this year.

Team CAT Aspirants has analysed this very examination in all possible dimensions and transformed all key observations in form of this blog on demand of readers and aspirants. We hope that this blog will add certain values in your preparation and try to answer all your doubts and queries regarding this very examination.

Examination Structure and Question Pattern:

Phase I: Preliminary Examination

S.N. Subjects No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
2 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
3 Quantitative Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
  Total 100 100 60 Minutes

Note: Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS.

Phase II: Main Examination

S.N. Subjects No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
1 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 Minutes
2 General English 40 40 35 Minutes
3 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 Minutes
4 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
  Total 190 200 160 Minutes

Cut-off Score (Online Main examination):

Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Main Examination and also a minimum total score to be considered for further process. Depending on number of the State/ UT wise vacancies available, cut-offs will be decided and candidates will be considered for provisional allotment. Prior to the completion of provisional allotment process scores obtained in the Online Main Examination will not be shared with the candidates.

Study Materials:

Strategy and Study Plan:

Planning is the first step towards completion of a task and also to get desirable result, a good and effective plan can lead you to success. Team CATAspirants.Com has outlined a comprehensive six weeks plan for IBPS Clerk on popular demand of our readers.

Every effective preparation strategy requires a systematic planning to optimize available resources and to achieve maximized outcomes /results. First of all, banking aspirants must list all available resources to them and then accordingly devise their unique Study plan. Team CAT Aspirants recommend that banking aspirants must also do the SWOT analysis for recognizing their areas of Strengths,   Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, accordingly they can devise their preparation strategy and study plan.

Week-1:

Subject Chapters
Quantitative Aptitude Number System, Progressions, Averages
General English Vocabulary: A to C, Grammar, Reading Comprehensions, Précis writing
General Awareness Current Affairs: January 2018 to March 2018, Economic Survey 2017-18
Banking Banking Terms
Computer Knowledge Basic Computer terms
Reasoning Data Interpretation and Relation

Week-2:

Subject Chapters
Quantitative Aptitude Allegations, Percentages, Profit & Loss, Interest
General English Vocabulary: D to G, Grammar, Reading Comprehensions, Précis writing
General Awareness Current Affairs: April  2018 to June 2018, Budget 2018-19
Banking Banking Terms
Computer Knowledge Basic Computer terms
Reasoning Data Interpretation and Venn Diagram based Questions

Week-3:

Subject Chapters
Quantitative Aptitude Ratio, Proportions & Variations. Time & Work, Time Speed & Distance
General English Vocabulary: H to L, Grammar, Reading Comprehensions, Précis writing
General Awareness Current Affairs: July 2018 to September 2018, 12th Plan- Summary
Banking Banking Terms
Computer Knowledge Basic Computer terms
Reasoning Data Interpretation and Circular table and arrangements

Week-4:

Subject Chapters
Quantitative Aptitude Geometry & Mensuration
General English Vocabulary: M to P, Grammar, Reading Comprehensions, Précis writing
General Awareness Current Affairs: October 2018 to December 2018, Economic Survey 2017-18
Banking Banking Terms
Computer Knowledge Basic Computer terms
Reasoning Data Interpretation and Questions based on Pictorial representation

Week-5:

Subject Chapters
Quantitative Aptitude Quadratic equations, Inequalities, Logarithm, Set Theory
General English Vocabulary: Q to U, Grammar, Reading Comprehensions, Letter - writing
General Awareness Current Affairs: January 2019 to March 2019, Budget 2019-20
Banking Banking Terms
Computer Knowledge Basic Computer terms
Reasoning Data Interpretation and Puzzles

Week-6:

Subject Chapters
Quantitative Aptitude Probability, Permutation & Combination
General English Vocabulary: V to Z, Grammar, Reading Comprehensions, Letter - writing
General Awareness Current Affairs: April 2019 to June 2019, SBI Annual Report
Banking Banking Terms- Marketing Relevant
Computer Knowledge Basic Computer terms
Reasoning Data Interpretation and Puzzles

All the Best

Team CAT Aspirants 🙂

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