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5 Tips That Can Help You Ace IBPS Clerk Exam

With the application process for IBPS Clerk 2019 closing down yesterday, the countdown towards the exam has begun. IBPS Clerk 2019 is one of the biggest vacancies in the banking sector this year with over 12,000 posts up for grab.


Since there are still over 50 days left for the exam, there all chances for you to crack the exam in 1st attempt. However, with the random approach, you cannot hit the target.

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To help you get a direction to your preparations here, we bring 5 effective tips to help you ace the exam. Check them out.

Strengthen The Basics Of Grammar

English is an important part of IBPS Clerk exam. It comprises of 30 marks in the Preliminary stage and 40 marks in Mains exam. Out of these 70 marks, you can easily score 50 plus marks on the back of sound knowledge of English Grammar.


Revise basic concepts of important topics like Tenses, Verbs, Noun etc and practice questions based on that. If you don’t have a good offline source to study grammar then you can watch the videos on YouTube where you would not only get the content but practice question and solved examples as well.

Topic-wise Approach For Quant Section

Quant (Quantitative Aptitude) can be a make or break section for your selection dreams. For many aspirants, quantitative aptitude is like a “nightmare”. However, a smart approach towards the section can help you cross this barrier.


The topics that comprise the bulk of the question in the quant section are:

  • Simplification
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Number Series

In the Prelims stage of the exam, these topics cover 20 questions of the total 35 asked in this section. And in Mains, these topics cover 15-20 questions. Thus, the idea shall be to first get hold of these topics while building the strength in other topics later on.

Questions On Puzzle and Seating Arrangements

The reasoning section of IBPS clerk exam is incomplete without questions on puzzle and seating arrangements. These two make almost 70% of the questions in the section.


The mantra here is simple, since there are no formulas and rules to cramp up. Practise, practice and practice that’s all. In this context try solving questions asked in previous years.

Prepare A Notch Higher

Though the type of question and their difficulty level is almost fixed in the IBPS clerk exam you can’t be relaxed of the fact. Questions can come in a tricky way where you might feel stuck.


To avoid that prepare a notch higher right from the start. No, you don’t need to solve CAT level questions. A notch higher means questions that are one level up from those asked in the clerical exam. And you can get a taste of that by solving previous year questions of IBPS PO exam.

Mocks, Mocks and Mocks

The more you sweat in the battlefield the less you bleed in war. That’s one saying that goes true with your IBPS clerk exam’s preparation as well. Practicing mocks has no alternative.


Try to solve 7-10 sectional mocks and 3-4 full length mocks before stepping into the exam. This would help you prepare for the D-day music while exposing your vulnerabilities before the real test.

So, get in the mood and target the exam with full commitment as you and only you can get the things done.

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