IBPS PO Last Minute Preparation Tips 2022: Check Strategy To Ace Exam

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Probationary Officer Exam 2022 ( IBPS PO )

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Anangsha Patra
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Updated on Nov 25, 2022 18:06 IST

With one day to go for IBPS PO mains exam, candidates prime focus should be on revision. Read here for more details on IBPS PO last minute preparation tips 2022.

IBPS PO Last Minute Preparation Tips 2022

IBPS PO Last Minute Preparation Tips 2022

IBPS PO Last Minute Preparation Tips 2022: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will conduct IBPS PO 2022 mains exam on November 26, 2022. With just a day left for the mains exam, candidates should do proper preparation to avoid any last-minute confusion. In this article, certain IBPS PO last minute preparation tips and strategies have been discussed with an aim of helping candidates to crack IBPS PO mains exam. First of all, candidates must have knowledge of exam pattern and syllabus. As the competition is tough, only qualifying the exam is not enough. Candidates should aim to score high marks to be able to clear the cut off marks. It is the perfect time to brush up the preparation and get hold of weak and strong areas.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2022

IBPS PO prelims exam pattern is such that it comprises three sections: Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language. The mains exam comprises objective and descriptive papers. The objective test comprises four sections: Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, General Awareness, English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation. The descriptive paper comprises English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). The structure of IBPS PO exam pattern is given below:

Prelims Exam

Sl. No

Topic

No. of Questions

Marks Obtained

Duration

1

Reasoning Ability

35

35

1 Hour

2

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

3

English Language

30

30

Total

100

100

Mains Exam

Sl. No.

Topic

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks 

Duration

1.

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

45

60 

3 hour 30 minutes

2.

General Awareness

40

40 

3.

English Language

35

40 

4.

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

60

5.

English Language(Letter Writing & Essay)

2

25 

Total

157

225 Marks

IBPS PO Last Minute Preparation Tips 2022

Given below are a few last-minute IBPS PO preparation tips and tricks:

Revise important topics

Revise all the important topics that you have prepared so far. Do not forget to revise them at the last moment.

Do not start a new topic

You should not touch any new topic before the exam. This will be of no good and will lead to confusion.

Revise all the formulas

It is important to revise all the formulas and tricks to compute them in solving the questions. Revising formulas will help you keep them in mind.

Time management

Try to improve your time management. Make sure to attempt all the questions that you know in the given stipulated time.

Work on speed

Speed matters a lot in the banking exam. It is important to improve your speed inorder to attempt the maximum number of questions.

Check accuracy

This is the most important factor in getting good marks. To improve accuracy, you need to solve previous years’ question papers and mock tests.

Take mock test

Analyze your performance through the mock tests. The mock test will help you to identify your weakness.

Work on weak points

After analysing yourself, work on the areas you are lagging behind. Clear the concepts, take mock tests, and solve previous years’ question papers to improve the weak areas.

Keep yourself stress-free

Do not take stress as this will ruin your exam. Keep yourself calm and confident enough to face the exam.

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How IBPS PO can be made easy to crack? What's the passing marks to crack this exam?

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

a week ago

The IBPS PO exam is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection for the recruitment of POs in 11 participatory public banks. Due to the high level of competition, the exam is difficult to pass. More than 4 Lacs people apply for this exam each year. Hence, to crack this exam, you nee...The IBPS PO exam is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection for the recruitment of POs in 11 participatory public banks. Due to the high level of competition, the exam is difficult to pass. More than 4 Lacs people apply for this exam each year. Hence, to crack this exam, you need to have high accuracy and speed. Here are a few expert suggestions that can help you crack this exam easily:
1. Make a proper study plan for all subjects, including English reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and general knowledge.
2. Focus more on subjects in which you are having difficulty.
3. Understand the pattern of the exam well and prepare section-wise topics.
4. Practice the quant section as much as you can to increase your accuracy in math questions.
5. To score well in the English section, prepare well with basic grammar and vocabulary.
6. Learn short tricks and formulas. You can prepare short notes, as they will help you in the main exam.
7. Revise and practice as much as you can to develop command. The passing mark is the qualifying cutoff, which changes every year. You can get a rough idea from previous year's IBPS PO cut-offs on this Shiksha Page:https://www.shiksha.com/exams/ibps-po-exam-cutoff.

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How to clear IBPS PO without arithmetic?

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Sourav singh

Contributor-Level 6

2 weeks ago

Yes, of course, if you are weak in arithmetic, you can score amazingly well in other sections.Without arithmetic, you can clear only preliminary exam, but job will be secured after the Mains exam. In pre you can do DI and your number series and BODMAS questions (It is the simplest of all) and try...Yes, of course, if you are weak in arithmetic, you can score amazingly well in other sections.
Without arithmetic, you can clear only preliminary exam, but job will be secured after the Mains exam. In pre you can do DI and your number series and BODMAS questions (It is the simplest of all) and try to score full in English and LR. But to be honest, arithmetic is the easiest topic in mathematics, 80 percent of arithmetic can be solved if you are good at calculations and plain logic.
So do well and nail the exam
But yes, to answer your question, the exam can be aced.
If you're from General category, then big no.
In prelims, only 50% portion of quants is arithmetic so you can score in other topics like number series, quadratic equations and simplification approximation. In Mains examination, 90 to 95% portion will be based on arithmetic there you cannot clear sectional cutoff if you ignore arithmetic. I suggest you that don't ignore whole arithmetic. Try to cover at least 40% of the syllabus of arithmetic
I hope this will help you.

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What is the difference between the RRB PO and the IBPS PO?

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

2 weeks ago

The RRB PO provides rural banking services, whereas the IBPS PO works in commercial banks. The RRB PO and the IBPS PO are different in the following ways:1. Job description: The IBPS PO works in commercial banking in departments like corporate loans, foreign exchange, Treasury, etc. On the other ...The RRB PO provides rural banking services, whereas the IBPS PO works in commercial banks. The RRB PO and the IBPS PO are different in the following ways:
1. Job description: The IBPS PO works in commercial banking in departments like corporate loans, foreign exchange, Treasury, etc. On the other hand, the RRB PO is limited to assisting small and marginal farmers, businesses, artisans, etc. In rural areas. Their main work is to provide credit and other facilities.
2. Nature of work: In contrast to IBPS PO RRB PO places a greater emphasis on work-life balance.
3. Salary: The in-hand salary of an RRB PO is around Rs. 33,000 per month, which is comparatively less than that of an IBPS PO.
4. Postings: IBPS PO. Are usually placed in cities, whereas RRB POs are placed in rural areas. In addition to that, the exam formats for both are different, with the IBPS PO exam being comparatively harder.

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How to score good marks in arithmetic problems and DI problems in IBPS PO exam? What are the short tricks to solve those questions?

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Manav Kishore

Contributor-Level 7

3 weeks ago

IBPS PO arithmetic part is basically a test of the numerical ability and accuracy in mathematical calculations. You need to do regular practice and determination to score well in the exam. Given below are some topics you need to focus on to ace the arithmetic part. Simplification / ApproximationQ...IBPS PO arithmetic part is basically a test of the numerical ability and accuracy in mathematical calculations. You need to do regular practice and determination to score well in the exam. Given below are some topics you need to focus on to ace the arithmetic part. Simplification / Approximation
Quadratic Equations
Data Interpretation
Number Series
Work & Time
Speed, Time & Distance
Simple & Compound Interest
Profit & Loss
Ratio & Proportion (Problems in Partnership, Ages)
Permutation & Combination
Probability
Percentage & Averages
Mixture & Allegations
Data Sufficiency
Quantity Based Questions
You can find the short tricks to do these questions on Youtube, there are channels like adda 24/7 who takes regular live sessions on these topics.

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How to prepare for arithmetic for IBPS PO?

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Manav Kishore

Contributor-Level 7

3 weeks ago

IBPS PO arithmetic part is basically a test of the numerical ability and accuracy in mathematical calculations. You need to do regular practice and determination to score well in the exam. Given below are some topics you need to focus on to ace the arithmetic part. Simplification / ApproximationQ...IBPS PO arithmetic part is basically a test of the numerical ability and accuracy in mathematical calculations. You need to do regular practice and determination to score well in the exam. Given below are some topics you need to focus on to ace the arithmetic part. Simplification / Approximation
Quadratic Equations
Data Interpretation
Number Series
Work & Time
Speed, Time & Distance
Simple & Compound Interest
Profit & Loss
Ratio & Proportion (Problems in Partnership, Ages)
Permutation & Combination
Probability
Percentage & Averages
Mixture & Allegations
Data Sufficiency
Quantity Based Questions.

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How to prepare for IBPS PO prelims and Mains?

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Manav Kishore

Contributor-Level 7

3 weeks ago

To clear the IBPS PO exam it requires dedication, discipline and a strong grasp of the subjects that constitute the IBPS PO Syllabus. I would suggest you few tips on how to prepare for IBPS PO exam. To know about the IBPS PO syllabus you can through this link - https://www.shiksha.com/exams/ibps-...To clear the IBPS PO exam it requires dedication, discipline and a strong grasp of the subjects that constitute the IBPS PO Syllabus. I would suggest you few tips on how to prepare for IBPS PO exam. To know about the IBPS PO syllabus you can through this link - https://www.shiksha.com/exams/ibps-po-exam-syllabus
1. Know the detailed syllabus
Knowing the detailed syllabus will help you in knowing on which topic to focus on.
2. Make a time table
You should make a study plan that suits yourself and a strategy should include a well-planned schedule of study.
3. Attempt regular mock tests
Attempting mock tests has two advantages. First, it gives the aspirant a good idea of their preparation level, allowing them to intensify focus on weak areas of the IBPS syllabus. Second, it also provides ample practice in solving questions within the stipulated time.
4. Read regular news paper
Reading newspapers is an important but overlooked part of IBPS PO preparation.
5. Focus on one stage at a time
The PO exam is a two-stage exam with a large overlap in the IBPS syllabus between them. Candidates should focus on one stage of the exam at a time as the pattern is similar.
6. Review previous year question paper
The PO exam is a two-stage exam with a large overlap in the IBPS syllabus between them. Candidates should focus on one stage of the exam at a time as the pattern is similar.
7. Focus on every subject
There are five major subjects which a candidate has to prepare. This includes:
Reasoning Ability
Quantitative Aptitude
Computer Knowledge
English Language
General/ Banking/ Financial Awareness.

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Manav Kishore

Contributor-Level 7

3 weeks ago

To clear the IBPS PO exam it requires dedication, discipline and a strong grasp of the subjects that constitute the IBPS PO Syllabus. I would suggest you few tips on how to prepare for IBPS PO exam. To know about the IBPS PO syllabus you can through this link - https://www.shiksha.com/exams/ibps-...To clear the IBPS PO exam it requires dedication, discipline and a strong grasp of the subjects that constitute the IBPS PO Syllabus. I would suggest you few tips on how to prepare for IBPS PO exam. To know about the IBPS PO syllabus you can through this link - https://www.shiksha.com/exams/ibps-po-exam-syllabus
1. Know the detailed syllabus
Knowing the detailed syllabus will help you in knowing on which topic to focus on.
2. Make a time table
You should make a study plan that suits yourself and a strategy should include a well-planned schedule of study.
3. Attempt regular mock tests
Attempting mock tests has two advantages. First, it gives the aspirant a good idea of their preparation level, allowing them to intensify focus on weak areas of the IBPS syllabus. Second, it also provides ample practice in solving questions within the stipulated time.
4. Read regular news paper
Reading newspapers is an important but overlooked part of IBPS PO preparation.
5. Focus on one stage at a time
The PO exam is a two-stage exam with a large overlap in the IBPS syllabus between them. Candidates should focus on one stage of the exam at a time as the pattern is similar.
6. Review previous year question paper
The PO exam is a two-stage exam with a large overlap in the IBPS syllabus between them. Candidates should focus on one stage of the exam at a time as the pattern is similar.
7. Focus on every subject
There are five major subjects which a candidate has to prepare. This includes:
Reasoning Ability
Quantitative Aptitude
Computer Knowledge
English Language
General/ Banking/ Financial Awareness.

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The IBPS PO exam is conducted for which post?

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection IBPS conducts the IBPS PO Exam for the post of Probationary Officer (PO) or Management Trainee in public sector banks in India. There are a total of 11 participating banks in IBPS PO. The selected candidate can be posted to any of the following banks:1...The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection IBPS conducts the IBPS PO Exam for the post of Probationary Officer (PO) or Management Trainee in public sector banks in India. There are a total of 11 participating banks in IBPS PO. The selected candidate can be posted to any of the following banks:
1. Bank of Baroda
2. Bank of India
3. Punjab National Bank
4. Indian Overseas Bank
5. Bank of Maharashtra
6. UCO Bank
7. Indian Bank
8. Central Bank of India
9. Canara Bank
10 Union Bank of India
11. Punjab & Sind Bank
The basic salary on joining is Rs. 23,700 per month, which gets an increment up to Rs. 42,020 per month. In addition, selected POs will get allowances such as daily allowance, house rent allowance, etc. Furthermore, they can be promoted to the post of Managing Director of the Bank.

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Which is more difficult, IBPS PO or SSC CGL?

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

The difficulty level depends on many factors, such as the aspirant's interest. For example, someone whose English is weak will think of IBPS as tougher than CGL. Here are some parameters according to which you may decide which one is difficult for you:1. Syllabus wise: The syllabus of IBPS PO can...The difficulty level depends on many factors, such as the aspirant's interest. For example, someone whose English is weak will think of IBPS as tougher than CGL. Here are some parameters according to which you may decide which one is difficult for you:
1. Syllabus wise: The syllabus of IBPS PO can be completed in 4 months, but the SSC CGL syllabus is vast and it needs a minimum of 6 months.
2. Pattern wise: IBPS PO is a three-stage recruitment process, of which the third one is the interview. On the other hand, SSC CGL is a four-stage recruitment process. If any aspirant is uncomfortable with the interview round, then SSC is easier as there is no interview in SSC CGL. Also, the whole process of CGL takes more than one year, whereas the IBPS process is completed in six months' time.
3. Stage wise: In IBPS PO the prelims scores are not counted in the final merit list and, therefore, you just need to qualify. On the other hand, in SSC there are around four levels; tiers one, two, three, and four, and an aspirant cannot afford to lose marks at any stage because the marks from all the stages are considered for the final merit list. Therefore, in this way, SSC CGL is more challenging.
4. The level of reasoning, computer aptitude, and English questions asked in IBPS PO exams is higher compared to SSC CGL. Also, there is a section-wise cut off which needs to be cleared. Both exams have a level of difficulty, but None of them is too difficult to clear. With proper strategy and practice, you can clear either of them, be it a banking exam like IBPS or SSC CGL.

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deepika maurya

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

1- It all depends on your views and interest. 2- The eligibility criteria for SSC CGL and Bank PO are generally the same as both the profiles generally require graduation from any discipline from the recognised university. 3- For SSC CGL the required age limit is 18 to 32 years for SSC CGL wherea...1- It all depends on your views and interest.
2- The eligibility criteria for SSC CGL and Bank PO are generally the same as both the profiles generally require graduation from any discipline from the recognised university.
3- For SSC CGL the required age limit is 18 to 32 years for SSC CGL whereas for Bank PO the required age limit is 20 to 30 years.
4- In SSC CGLexam, the Selection process comprises 2 stages, whereas Bank PO comprises 3 stages.
5- Future Growth of the SSC CGL exam: Promotions in SSC take place every 4-5 years. A) As per your post, you will be promoted to the next higher level. B) The Auditor will become Senior Auditor in 3 years. C) Assistant Enforcement Officer will become Enforcement Officer in 4-5 years. D) Income Tax Inspector will become Income Tax Officer, then Assistant Commissioner, then Deputy Commissioner, and Finally Commissioner. E) Assistant in CSS will be promoted to the next post SO (which is a Group-B Gazetted Officer post) and can go up to Joint Secretary.
6- Future Growth of the IBPS PO exam: Promotions in IBPS PO take place every 2-3 years. A) Assistant Manager
b) Branch Manager
c) AGM
d) GM
In the end, it all depends upon you, which job you choose for yourself based on your interest. I hope this will help you.

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What is the previous year's cut off for IBPS PO?

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

The IBPS PO 2021 category-wise cut off is as follows:For prelims, the cut off is out of 100 marks:1. The cut-off for the general category, EWS, and OBC categories was the same, 50.5. 2. For SC category: 44.503. For the ST category: 38. Also, there is a section-wise cut off which is mandatory to ...The IBPS PO 2021 category-wise cut off is as follows:
For prelims, the cut off is out of 100 marks:
1. The cut-off for the general category, EWS, and OBC categories was the same, 50.5.
2. For SC category: 44.50
3. For the ST category: 38. Also, there is a section-wise cut off which is mandatory to qualify for prelims and was as follows:
1. English Language section cutoff (30 marks): 10 marks for the general category, 6.75 for the others.
2. Quantitative Aptitude Section Cut Off: For the general category it was 9 and for others it was 6.25 out of 35 marks.
3. Reasoning Ability section cut off: For the general category it was 10 marks, and for others it was 6.25 out of 35 marks. For qualifying Mains, the cut off out of 225 was as follows:
1. The General category: 80.75
2. EWS: cut off was 77.25
3. OBC category: 75.75
4. SC category: 65.50
5. The ST category cut-off score was 57.75.

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deepika maurya

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

Category-wise, IBPS PO Prelims Cut-Off 2021For GEN category: 50.5For SC category: 44.50Fort ST category: 38For OBC Category: 50.5For EWS Category: 50.5For HI Category: 20.75For OC category: 42For VI Category: 37For ID Category: 20.75Category-wise, IBPS PO Mains Cut-Off 2021 (Out of 225)For Genera...Category-wise, IBPS PO Prelims Cut-Off 2021
For GEN category: 50.5
For SC category: 44.50
Fort ST category: 38
For OBC Category: 50.5
For EWS Category: 50.5
For HI Category: 20.75
For OC category: 42
For VI Category: 37
For ID Category: 20.75
Category-wise, IBPS PO Mains Cut-Off 2021 (Out of 225)
For General Category: 80.75
For OBC Category: 75.75
For SC Category: 65.5
For ST Category: 57.75
For EWS Category: 77.25
For HI Category: 42.50
For OC Category: 62.50
For VI Category: 77.75
For ID Category: 46
I hope this will help you.

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