Banking, in demand and the most sought-after career among aspiring candidates, has turned tougher and more competitive. The rising number of applicants has led to cut-throat competition to crack the bank exam. The exam conducted by IBPS for Probationary Officer (PO) post is one of the most challenging and requires a lot of preparation to prove your skills.
PO as the designation itself denotes it is a responsible post in the bank. PO is just a step below the General Manager. PO is a gateway to General Manager post thus, lakh of candidates appear for thousand of vacancies makes the exam more challenging to crack.
Appearing for the Common Written Test (CWE) is the first step towards becoming a probationary officer, which is followed by an interview to prove your efficiency. How to get through the exam successfully without vulnerable to panic is the frequently asked question by the candidates appearing for the exam. CareerIndia provides you with few tips on exam preparations and how to overcome the last minute apprehension in order to make it hit list.
PO exam paper consists of following papers, Reasoning Ability 50 Marks, Numerical Aptitude 50 Marks, Computer 20 Marks, English Language 40 Marks, General Awareness 40 Marks, which mainly aims at assessing your proficiency over the subjects within the given time:
1. Plan and Practice Regularly:
Practice makes a man (or woman as the case may be) perfect. So make it a habit to practice daily to solve questions. As the exam approaches one should try to solve papers with a stopwatch, followed by an assessment of performance. Practice concepts of each and every section.
2. Solve Mock Test Seriously
Mock Tests are the appropriate way to check your performance. Attend mock test in coaching centres concentrate on clearing sectional cut off and gaining a high score
Make it a point to solve the at least 2 question papers every day as this helps you find difficult areas in the test papers that you have covered and need revision. One can score high marks in Reasoning and Quantitative section only through time management and clear concepts. Hence, daily practice is required to get perfection in these subjects. Solving such tests will help you to accelerates your speed to solve the paper
3. Focus on Time Management
Time Management, the crucial and vital aspect of the exam. Practising with stopwatch not only enables you to gain confidence in solving questions but with covering and solving all the section within the stipulated time.
Do not get stuck with a particular question instead pass on to next question. Also, make sure to go through all the questions n the section at least once. Carefully select the question as it is not mandatory for you to solve all the questions. It also helps to avoid cut short of time.
4. Accelerate Speed and Accuracy
Speed and accuracy should go hand in hand to clear Mathematics and Reasoning papers, speed and accuracy are a must. Lots of concentration is required to maintain accuracy during your exam. Revision of your calculation is always helpful. While speed cannot be compromised at the cost of accuracy as it may end in leaving exam hall with a half-done paper.
5. Clear Your Doubts
Facing any problem while solving the questions or concept. Make sure to have a clear comprehension of the concept instead of ignoring or leaving it unread.
6. Read Newspapers for GS and English
Develop the habit of reading newspapers to update yourself with current affairs. Better read English newspaper as it improves your language skills and the General knowledge as well.