IBPS PO and SBI PO examinations last year were a game changer for even the seasoned aspirants of banking examinations. Later IBPS Clerk examination also posed great problems to the candidates in general. These days, you need to be prepared thoroughly in order to crack the banking examinations unlike crash course like preparation that used to be the norm till even last year. In this article, we are going to discuss about the changes that have taken place in banking examinations and the ways that should be adopted in order to crack these examinations.
Banking examinations: Now and then
Banking entrance examinations have seen major changes in their pattern in the last few years or so and you need to adapt yourself to the changes in order to be able to crack these examinations. So, let us see the changes in the pattern for the major subjects of banking examinations:
or so and you need to adapt yourself to the changes in order to be able to crack these examinations.
English Language and Comprehension
This is the section which has seen the most drastic change in the scheme of examinations and you need to be very good in English in order to even clear sectional cut off in this section these days.
Though these have not been much difference in the pattern of questions in this section, the level of difficulty has increased obviously in this section. These days, attempting more questions in this section has been the norm for former CAT and other management aptitude test takers. You need to have very strong mind calculation abilities in order to score well in Quantitative aptitude section these days.
Again just like mathematics section, this section has also not seen many changes in terms of question pattern in the previous year papers. But the main thing that changed is the difficulty level of the questions. Another aspect has been the dominant presence of puzzles in the reasoning section and the difficulty level of those puzzles. You need to be very strong in your reasoning in order to score well in this section.
GK and Current Affairs
This is another section in banking examination but it has not seen much change in the past year. This section is mainly based on current affairs and conventional GK questions as earlier. You can score well in this section with continuous study of current affairs for the last 3-4 months and the conventional topics of general knowledge as well.
This section has seen questions of a bit difficult level these days but again, you need to study a bit more for this section so that you can score well in the minimum time in this particular section. Computer awareness section is very important from the exam point of view because you do not need to devote much time in this section and with a little bit preparation, you can score well in this section.
New Banking Examinations: How to master it?
Having discussed the major changes that have taken place in the context of banking examinations these days, we can conclude that these examinations now require continuous practice and sincere preparation on the part of the students. Here’s the way to crack these examinations:
Banking examinations are becoming difficult day by day and you also need to adapt yourself to the changing trend of these exams in order to get a job in the banking sector. The number of vacancies is coming down and the number of aspirants is going up. You can only succeed if you have very good hold over the subjects in these examinations. So prepare well and prepare continuously in order to succeed in these examinations.
All the best!!