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How to crack Bank Recruitment exam in first attempt without coaching?

Mayank Uttam

Do you want to crack bank  recruitment exam in the first attempt?  Do you want to prepare for bank  exam without coaching? If you are preparing for bank  for the first time without any coaching and seeking guidance then this article is for you.

In this article, we will discuss the common mistakes made by freshers while attempting IBPS or SBI Bank Recruitment exam for the first time. Along with this, we will also learn study tips for the preparation.

Let’s learn about some common mistakes made by those who appear for first time:

1. While solving questions, candidates use methods given in the textbooks

Most of the questions asked in the Bank PO or Clerk (Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and English Language) recruitment exam are of 10th standard.

But it doesn’t mean that we need to use the primitive methods which are given in the 10th standard textbook. Methods given in textbooks are only for the sake of understanding.

In the exam, time is the biggest factor; you need to solve as many questions as you can (in fact more than that!) within a given time. Time decides the success rate in such high level competitive exams where thousands of candidates compete for a single seat and need to attempt many questions in very less amount of time. If one will use the methods given in the textbooks then he or she will not be able to solve sufficient questions in the given time. In order to qualify for the exam, candidates need to use shortcuts and smart methods.

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2. Lack of practice

Candidates preparing for bank recruitment often start with studying from basics which though is not a bad thing, but in order to perform well in the exam, they need to practice.

It has been observed that candidates who often start with basics get stuck at the basics only. In order to perform well in the exam, candidates need to practice with questions based on latest examination pattern.

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3. Accuracy and speed of calculation

If a candidate is taking more time in very small calculation then he or she will not be able to solve enough questions within time. Accuracy and speed of calculation speed play a very important while attempting the exam.

Candidates preparing for bank recruitment exam for the first time generally don’t work on their calculation speed and this is one of the mistakes which decrease their chances of final selection.

4. Not attempting sufficient mock test   

In order to qualify computer based online exam, candidates need to qualify sectional as well as overall cut-off marks.

Sometimes candidates clear sectional cut-off but are unable to clear overall cut-off whereas sometimes candidates clear overall cut-off but are unable to clear sectional cut-off.

This happens due to lack of practice. Candidates preparing for bank recruitment for the first time do not attempt ample of mock tests take sufficient mock test before the exam.

These were some of the common problems because of which candidates do not qualify IBPS PO exam in their first attempt.

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Now we will learn some useful tips with which one can easily clear IBPS PO Recruitment exam.

1. Learn the latest syllabus and exam pattern

Before the preparation of an exam, it is important to have a clear understanding of its exam pattern and syllabus. Candidates preparing for IBPS PO should also follow this strategy. Candidates need to learn the latest syllabus and exam pattern of IBPS PO before starting the preparation and make study plan accordingly. Candidates should strictly implement the study plan after making it.

2. Go through previous exams’ analysis

Candidates should go through the analysis of previous exams and learn about the difficulty level of the questions. Candidates should also learn about the cut-off of the previous exam. candidates should then create a strategy for  the exam preparation. Candidates should follow this strategy while taking mock tests before the exams.

3. Identify your weakness and work on it

It might be possible that your calculation speed is slow or you have confusion in any particular topic of mathematics. Candidates should identify their weakness by attempting maximum mock tests. Identify your weaknesses and amend them as soon as possible.

4. Give proper time for study, practice and revision

Besides studying new topics, revision and practice are also important for the preparation of IBPS PO recruitment exam. If you are studying new topics but not doing revision and practice from time to time then chances are there that you might forget what you have studied earlier. Therefore while doing preparation for IBPS PO recruitment, candidates should give sufficient time to study, practice and revision.

These are some tips for the preparation of bank recruitment exam. These will be very useful for the candidates who are going to appear for exam for the first time.

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