IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims Important Tips: Check how to prepare for Numerical Ability

IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims Numerical Ability: Top 7 tips on how to prepare for Numerical Ability in IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims that will be conducted to fill up 7,858 vacancies of clerks in Public Sector Banks. Numerical Ability is one of the most important, scoring, and extensive sections of the IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims. Know IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims Numerical Ability important topics and weightage.

Created On: Dec 17, 2021 11:58 IST
IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims Important Tips: How to prepare for Numerical Ability
IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims Important Tips: How to prepare for Numerical Ability

IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims Numerical Ability Important Tips: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will be conducting the IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims exam on 18th and 19th December 2021. Earlier, the IBPS had successfully conducted the IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims on 12th December 2021. The IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims includes three sections Numerical Ability, English Language, and Reasoning Ability. Numerical Ability is one of the most important, scoring, and extensive sections of the IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims.  In this article, candidates can read the top 7 tips on how to prepare for Numerical Ability for IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims, check important topics, weightage, expected number of questions, and the number of questions asked in IBPS Clerk 2020 in the Numerical Ability section. The IBPS Clerk 2021 exam will be held in two phases - Online Preliminary and Online Mains. The IBPS Clerk 2021 Mains exams will be held in January 2022/February 2022 (Tentative) for the recruitment of 7,858 vacancies of clerks in Public Sector Banks. Candidates who have applied for the IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2021 need to appear for the IBPS Clerk Prelims and Mains Exams to get shortlisted for the Provisional Allotment.

IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims Exam Analysis (12th December All Shifts): Check Difficulty Level, Good Attempts, Section-wise Exam Review

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IBPS Clerk 2021: Important Dates

Event

Date

Prelims Admit Card Release Date

November 26, 2021

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Date

12th, 18th, 19th December 2021

Prelims Result

December 2021/January 2022 (Tentative)

IBPS Clerk 2021: Admit Card, Exam Date, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Cut Off, Notification, 7858 Vacancies, Eligibility

IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims: Exam Pattern

Prelims Exam: In IBPS Clerk Prelims 2021, candidates will be asked 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) from three sections- English Language, Numerical Ability & Reasoning Ability. There is a sectional timing for each section. The exam will be conducted online. Have a look at the exam pattern of the IBPS Clerk Prelims:

Subject

Total Questions

Marks

Duration

Medium of Exam

English Language

30

30

20 minutes

English

Numerical Ability

35

35

20 minutes

As per State applied for

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 minutes

As per State applied for

Total

100 Questions

100 Marks

1 Hour

 

Marking Scheme: In the IBPS Clerk Prelims 2021 Exam, 100 MCQs will be asked. Each question will be of 1 mark. There would be a penalty for the wrong answer marked by the candidate. Every wrong answer will deduct 0.25 marks. 

IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims Numerical Ability Syllabus

Topics

Topics

Data Interpretation - Tabular, Bar Graph, Line Chart & Pie Chart

Number Series

Quadratic Equations

Simplification/ Approximation

Simple Interest & Compound Interest

Profit and Loss

Speed, Distance and Time

Ratio and Proportion

Age-based problems

Data Sufficiency

Work, Time and Wages

Boats and Stream/ Pipes and Cisterns

 Mensuration  Probability

Permutation and Combination

Average &  Percentages

IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims Numerical Ability Important Topics

Important Numerical Ability Topics Expected Number of Questions in IBPS Clerk Prelims 2021
Arithmetic Questions (Time & Work, Probability, Mensuration, Time, Speed & Distance, Boats & Streams, Mixture & Alligations, Pipes & Cisterns, Simple & Compound Interest, Profit & Loss, Age-based problems, Averages, Ratio & Proportion) 10 -12
Simplification/Approximation 10 - 15
Data Interpretation (Tabular, Bar Graph, Pie Graph, Line Graph, Caselet) 5 - 10
Number Series 3 - 5
Quadratic Equation 3 -5
Data Sufficiency 3 - 5

IBPS Clerk Prelims Numerical Ability: Number of Questions asked in 2020

IBPS Clerk Exam (12th Dec 2020)

Topic
No. of MCQs Difficulty Level

Data Interpretation - Tabular, Line Graph

10 Easy to Moderate
Number Series 3 Easy
Simplification 10 Easy to Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems - Profit & Loss, Age, Percentage, Mensuration 12 Easy to Moderate
Total Questions 35 Easy to Moderate

 

IBPS Clerk Exam (5th Dec 2020)

Topic
No. of MCQs Difficulty Level

Data Interpretation - Tabular, Line Graph

5 Moderate
Quadratic Equation 5 Easy
Simplification 13 Moderate
Arithmetic Word Problems - Profit & Loss, Age, Percentage, Mensuration 12 Easy to Moderate
Total Questions 35 Moderate

 

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Top 7 Tips: How to prepare for Numerical Ability in IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims

The Numerical Ability section in the IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims is an important section that carries 35 marks. Candidates will be asked 35 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) from Numerical Ability. There is a sectional timing of 20 minutes. The Numerical Ability section of the IBPS Clerk Prelims is based on mathematical calculations to test the problem-solving skills and numerical ability of the candidates. One needs to practice and develop basic mathematical knowledge along with fast calculation skills. With regular practice, one can score high marks in the Numerical Ability section in the IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims. Candidates who appeared in the IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims exam on 12th December 2021 shared their feedback that the overall difficulty level of the Numerical Ability questions was ‘Easy to Moderate‘ and they were able to make 21 to 26 good attempts. The remaining candidates are advised to follow these top 7 tips below:

(i) Analyse syllabus, section-wise important topics, exam pattern, cut-off, last year’s exam analysis

Start by analyzing the syllabus, section-wise important topics, exam pattern, the cut-off of previous years, questions asked, and last year’s exam analysis to make a schedule, and a systematic approach to prepare the Numerical Ability section of the IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims. Set aside ample time to practice the Numerical Ability section to improve your solving speed. Assess your present score by solving topic-wise practice questions using conventional methods. You can implement a faster approach once you have understood the concept, formulas, and other crucial steps to avoid any confusion.

(ii) Mark your strong and weak areas

Numerical Ability is the most scoring section in the IBPS Clerk Prelims if one is prepared well. Assess your strong and weak areas so that you do get stuck on questions that are not your strong areas or which require too many lengthy calculations. Study different types of questions through previous years’ question papers. The best strategy for attempting Numerical Ability is to start with Data Interpretation, Simplification/Approximation, Number Series, Average, Time &Work, Profit & Loss, and Quadratic Equation.

(iii) Master Mathematics basics, theoretical concepts, formulas, equations

Numerical Ability is one of the lengthiest and time-consuming sections of the IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims. Candidates should focus on speed and accuracy to finish 35 questions in the allotted time of 20 minutes. For this, one needs to practice Mathematics basics, theoretical concepts, formulas, and equations to solve quickly yet correctly. Develop faster calculations skills, become proficient in basic Mathematics. Practice squares upto 30, cubes upto 25, square root, cube root, tables upto 25, basic percentages and their decimal & fractional equivalents, and BODMAS.

(iv) Regularly solve at least 10 Mathematics questions from different topics

One should solve at least 10 Mathematics questions from different topics mentioned in the Numerical Ability Section of the IBPS Clerk Prelims. Some of the important topics are Data Interpretation (Tabular, Pie, Line, Bar Graph, Caselet), Simplification/Approximation, Number Series, Quadratic Equation, Data Sufficiency, Quantity based problems, Arithmetic Problems. This will brush up your basics, increase your speed, enhance accuracy, and evaluate your performance overall.

(v) Numerical Ability Topic-wise preparation tips and strategies

We have shared the important topic and topics-wise expected number of questions in the Numerical Ability section in the IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims to help you score better. Practice BODMAS to solve questions from Simplification/Approximation. Practice table chart, bar graph, pie chart, line graph to increase calculation speed while solving Data Interpretation questions. Practice factorization-based questions of Quadratic Equations. Practice Data Sufficiency is an important topic in the IBPS Clerk Prelims. Practice basic arithmetic to score well in Number Series and Arithmetic Questions.

(vi) Practice Numerical Ability quizzes, mock test papers, previous years’ papers

One should take a mock test before starting the preparation to assess the current performance and the areas to work on. Once the preparation is underway, one should solve previous years’ question papers with a timer in place to adapt to the exam pattern of the IBPS Clerk Prelims. The Numerical Ability section is allotted 20 minutes for 35 questions. Attempt Numerical Ability quizzes to assess your performance, master basic Mathematics, and increase calculation speed.

(vii) Avoid Guesswork, Attempt only what you know correctly to avoid penalty

One need not attempt each and every question. The IBPS Clerk Prelims are qualifying exams to reach the Mains. Candidates need to focus on attempting the questions correctly or else leave them blank to avoid penalties. For each wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of 1/4th or 0.25 marks. However, in case a question is left blank or not answered, there will be no negative marking for it. In a computer-based exam, one will not have the option to go back once the allotted time is over.

Wish you the best!

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FAQ

Q1. How to score high marks in Numerical Ability in IBPS Clerk 2021?

One needs to practice Mathematics basics, theoretical concepts, formulas, and equations to solve quickly yet correctly. Develop faster calculations skills, become proficient in basic Mathematics. Practice squares upto 30, cubes upto 25, square root, cube root, tables upto 25, basic percentages and their decimal & fractional equivalents, and BODMAS.

Q2. What are the best tips to prepare Numerical Ability for IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims?

IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims Numerical Ability Prep Tips: Read our top 7 tips on how to prepare for Numerical Ability in IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims and understand Topic-wise preparation tips and strategies. Practice Numerical Ability quizzes, mock test papers, previous years’ papers. Mark your strong and weak areas. Practice Mathematics basics, formulas, equations. Regularly solve at least 10 Mathematics questions.

Q3. What are the important topics in IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims Numerical Ability?

Arithmetic Questions (Time & Work, Probability, Mensuration, Time, Speed & Distance, Boats & Streams, Mixture & Alligations, Pipes & Cisterns, Simple & Compound Interest, Profit & Loss, Age-Based Problems, Averages, Ratio & Proportion), Simplification/Approximation, Data Interpretation (Tabular, Bar Graph, Pie Graph, Line Graph, Caselet), Data Sufficiency, Number Series, Quadratic Equation.

Q4. How to prepare Numerical Ability for IBPS Clerks 2021 Prelims?

Practice BODMAS to solve questions from Simplification/Approximation. Practice table chart, bar graph, pie chart, line graph to increase calculation speed while solving Data Interpretation questions. Practice factorization-based questions of Quadratic Equations. Practice Data Sufficiency which is an important topic in the IBPS Clerk Prelims. Practice basic arithmetic to score well in Number Series and Arithmetic Questions.

Q5. What is the syllabus for IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims Numerical Ability?

Syllabus for IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims Numerical Ability includes Data Interpretation, Simplification and Approximation, Quadratic Equations, Speed, Distance & Time, Data Sufficiency, Averages, Ratio & proportion, Boats & Streams, Permutations & Combinations, Number Series, etc

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