Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Basic Preparation Tips For Bank Clerk Exams and Bank PO Exams

  • The bank PO exam consists of four sections; Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness and English language. Out of the total time of 2 hours and 15 minutes, this comes to around 36 seconds for each question.
  • However, the time being given to each section can't be equal, since each applicant has his/her strengths and weaknesses. The most important step should be to identify which section is your strength, and, even more importantly, is it at a level which you can attempt successfully and score higher, since it often happens that the section your are the best at among all the four is the hardest of the lot. Hence, giving maximum time to your strength is not always the best thing to do. Analyze the complete paper and then apportion your time. This might take 5-10 minutes, but would prove to be very useful for the rest of the time.
  • Attempt only those questions you are most likely sure of. Since being 100% sure is obviously not possible in every case, you need to take a few chances in order to score high enough to clear the cut off.
  • Prepare a study schedule at least two months before the examinations. Last minute study will not prove beneficial in every section.
  • For the English section, try building up your vocabulary and comprehension skills by reading the editorial section in newspapers, as well as making a note of all the new words you encounter, along with their meanings and possible usage in a sentence.
  • Do not try to attempt all the questions. You would be pretty safe if you answer 180 questions with an 80-90% confirmed success rate of getting the right answer.
  • Unless you are extremely weak at it, always start the exam with the general awareness exam, since it does not require much thinking (You either know it or you don't!).
  • The next section taken up should be English. The first 10 questions are related to comprehension of a passage, and the rest are on basic grammar and sentence formation.
  • Solve a lot of sample papers, so that you have an idea of how the question paper looks like, and have a habit of solving it. This often helps in improving your speed to a large extent.
  • If possible, try to be sure of an answer at the time you are ticking it. Revising is something that is generally not advisable in an objective type exam.


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