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IBPS Clerk Exam

Clerk Exam

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IBPS Clerk Preparation Tips

IBPS Clerk exam, which is one of the popular bank exams is regarded as a high rated exam after PO. The exam is conducted to hire front staff in a bank. The front staff is generally responsible for customer interface. Clerks will be recruited based on the requirement of the bank.

The candidates will be selected through written exam followed by the interview. Written exam is the qualifying exam. Candidates who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria can appear for the written exam. 

The exam is highly competitive as lakhs of candidates apply for the limited IBPS clerk vacant posts. It is essential to have regular practice with accuracy to crack the crucial exam. IBPS clerk CWE has the following papers and aspirants who are preparing for IBPS exam should go through the following tips as a part of exam preparations.


The topics under this section are number series, coding - decoding, analogy, statement and argument, blood relations, direction sense, alphabet test, number ranking. A candidate should first learn how to solve each type of question and then practice well so that the questions will be solved fastly and accurately. There are various books and mock tests available for IBPS clerk exam.

So candidates can concentrate more on the following topics: Venn Diagrams, Seating Arrangements, Coding and decoding, Problem Solving, Statement & Conclusion type questions, Puzzles related to Blood Relation, Arrangements, Floor & Inequality.

English Language

This section comprises of questions on General English. Proper time management is very vital in this section as candidates have to read the passage given to answer the questions. Questions are also generated on topics like Fillers, Spot the Error, Cloze Test, Sentence Improvement and Comprehension Passage.

Proper preparation in English helps candidates to score more within less time.

Quantitative Aptitude

Aptitude is a very important section as it helps to gain an overall high score and hit the merit list. Candidates who perform well in the section have more chances to score high marks in the exam.

Thus, the candidates should make it a point not to spend more time on reasoning and English sections rather consider solving Quantitative Aptitude seriously.

If the question is lengthy and time-consuming, skip the question and move on to the next question. Since questions on calculation are usually laborious, candidates have to keep track of time as well. 

In order to attempt more number of questions, candidates have to strategise about the number of questions that can be solved from the Quantitative Aptitude section including answering questions from the other sections.

To score well in this section, candidates can focus on all questions related to Data Interpretation, Number Series & Simplification which includes Decimal and Fractions, Simplification, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Time and distance, Problems on Sharing, Number Series Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart.

General Awareness

General Awareness is all about general knowledge and current affairs. Candidates who are up to date about facts and news can easily score marks in this section. Questions of General Awareness are asked generally on Current Affairs. Focus mainly on current affairs related to Banking & Finance Sector will help the candidates.

Besides reading newspapers, magazines allows candidates to enrich knowledge on current affairs, national & international news, important dates, current developments in science, technology, sports & culture, Banking & Marketing.

Computer Knowledge

The section will have 40 questions on Computer Knowledge. There will be questions related to Basic of Computers, Computer Organization, Generations of computer, Input & Output Device, Shortcuts & Basic knowledge MS word, MS Excel, MS power point, Memory Orientation, Internet, LAN, WAN, Modem, Computer Abbreviations, Modern-day Technology.

To crack all the above sections successfully candidates have to brace up to time management with speed, which is an important aspect of exam preparation. Solving previous years' question papers and attending mock tests accelerates your skills to answer accurately within the stipulated time.

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