How to Prepare for IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude 2016
The Institute of Banking Personnel (IBPS) will conduct IBPS CWE PO/ MT Recruitment Examination in the month of October 2016. In order to secure good marks and qualify in IBPO PO Prelims 2016, here is a proper study plan on how to crack IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude section.
We will be providing important pointers about the Prelims Exam first. So, let us begin by understanding the exam pattern for IBPS PO Prelims 2016, followed by Tips to crack IBPS PO Exam.
Revisiting IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2016 (Prelims)
The Preliminary Examination for IBPS CWE PO/ MT will be a Computer-Based Test (CBT) and the pattern will be Objective MCQ type. There will be 100 questions in total from 3 sections – English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability.
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Some of the essential details related to IBPS PO Prelims 2016 are as follows.
- The total number of questions will be 100.
- The Paper mode will be English/ Hindi.
- Each question carries 1 mark.
- The total time to solve the entire paper is 60 minutes.
- There will be sectional and overall cutoff.
Marks secured in IBPS PO Prelims will be taken into consideration while selecting candidates for Mains. The exam pattern for IBPS CWE PO/ MT Examination is pretty straight-forward but lets us see how we can crack this recruitment examination in the most efficient manner.
How to Prepare for IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude 2016
We have got a number of queries from many aspirants regarding the difficulty level of the Quantitative Aptitude (QA) section. The most common query was that, “The QA section was the toughest of all and we might have secured well if we had a few more minutes’. In contrary, it is considered to be one of the easiest sections as it is mainly based on calculation power, speed and accuracy.
The candidates can easily score in this section and can transform their weakness into strength, provided they have good command over all the topics and clarity about basic concepts.
Each aspirant must be able to answer the following questions after they’ve read this article on How to Prepare for IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude Section.
How do I start preparing for IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude section?
Can I prepare for IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude Topic-Wise?
Which topics in IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude are easy to crack?
How much time should I dedicate towards IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude?
As per the exam analysis, here is a list of topics that are important from IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude section
- Quadratic Equation
- Number Series
- Data Interpretation – Line Graph, Bar Graph, Mixed Chart, Pie Chart etc.
So, without any further build-up, this our take on How to Prepare for IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude 2016.
Start with Number Systems
Begin preparing with this topic as it is very important and it requires constant practice. This will give you ample time to prepare this topic thoroughly.
- Allocate specific timing daily to practice number systems as this topic is not theoretical in nature and you cannot cram anything.
- Try to understand the concepts in a better and easy way by using diagrams.
- You can also refer to NCERT books in case of doubt.
Learn Squares, Cubes and Fractions
Try to master shortcut techniques for multiplication, cubes, squares, cube root, square root, etc. The following things should be at your fingertips.
- Tables from 1 to 20
- Square from 1 to 30
- Cube from 1 to 30
- Most common Fraction to Decimal Conversions and vice-versa
This will help you save a lot of time that is otherwise unnecessarily wasted in lengthy calculations. It will give you an extra edge over the others. Memorize important formulas and theorems.
Regularly Solve Math Puzzles
If you solve math puzzles regularly, it will help you in mastering calculations and increase your speed. It is also beneficial for you as solving puzzles is a great exercise to freshen up your mind.
You can try solving the puzzles when you take a break in between your study period. This will save your precious time that you can utilize for other topics and subjects.
Time Management in Calculative Questions
Time Management is a crucial element that can make or break something. Always try to use shortcut techniques in the exam.
If any question requires lengthy calculations, mark it for later review and come back to it after you solve the other questions if you have time left in the end.
Whenever you solve a mock test or a previous year’s paper, always make it a point to monitor the time and evaluate your performance and efficiency in terms of accuracy and speed.
This will help you to know where you are lagging behind as nobody can assess you better than your own self.
Stay calm and composed at all times and don’t panic. It will only make matters worse for you. Always study with a positive attitude which will help you to retain and recall all that you have learnt over the period of time.
Even if you are not good at a particular topic, instead of worrying and getting stressed, try to work on it. Also, don’t neglect your health and try to take out some time to meditate or exercise as a healthy mind only resides in a healthy body.
Previous Years IBPS PO Exam Papers & Mock Test Series
This goes for every recruitment examination and applies everywhere. You can never be fully confident about a paper unless you solve the actual one, and the previous years papers are the best ‘net practice’ for you before the real match.
You need to solve previous years IBPS PO Exam Papers first and your objectives should be as follows.
- Understand which topics where prominent in IBPS PO Examination
- Were the questions easy, moderate or difficult to solve?
- How much time you were able to dedicate to each section?
- What was your correct/ incorrect ratio while attempting?
- Where you able to score above the IBPS PO Cutoff of that year?
A complete analysis will help you understand where you actually stand. Hence, with the analysis in mind, proceed further and solve IBPS PO Mock Tests and further strengthen your hold not only in IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude section but the entire paper.
We hope this article on ‘How to Prepare for IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude 2016 helps you in cracking the IBPS CWE PO/ MT Recruitment Examination.
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