IBPS PO 2021 Prelims Important Tips: Check how to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude

IBPS PO 2021 Prelims Quantitative Aptitude Important Tips: Check top 7 tips on how to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude in IBPS PO 2021 Prelims that will be conducted on December 4th and 11th, 2021. Know IBPS PO 2021 Prelims Quant important topics and topics-wise weightage.

Created On: Dec 6, 2021 20:49 IST
IBPS PO 2021 Prelims Quantitative Aptitude Important Tips
IBPS PO 2021 Prelims Quantitative Aptitude Important Tips

IBPS PO 2021 Prelims Quantitative Aptitude Important Tips: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducted the IBPS PO 2021 Prelims on 4th December 2021. The difficulty level of questions in the Quantitative Aptitude was 'Easy to Moderate'. Candidates were able to make 19-22 good attempts in each shift. Next, the IBPS PO 2021 Prelims will be held on 11th December 2021. The IBPS PO 2021 Mains exams will be held in January 2022 (Tentative) to fill 4,135 vacancies under PO/MT XI Recruitment drive for Probationary Officers (PO) and Management Trainees (MTs) in Public Sector Banks. The IBPS PO examination will be held in three phases - Prelims, Mains, and Interview.

The IBPS PO 2021 Prelims includes three sections Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, and Reasoning Ability. Quantitative Aptitude is one of the most important, scoring, and extensive sections of the IBPS PO 2021 Prelims.  In this article, candidates can read the top 7 tips on how to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS PO 2021 Prelims, check important topics, topic-wise weightage, expected number of questions, and the number of questions asked in the Quant section in 2020.

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IBPS PO 2021 Important Dates

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Important Dates

Prelims Admit Card Release and Download Date

November 20, 2021 to December 11, 2021

Prelims Exam Date

December 4, 2021 and December 11, 2021

Prelims Result Declaration

December 2021/ January 2022 (Tentative)

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IBPS PO Prelims 2021 Exam Pattern

The IBPS PO 2021 Prelims Exam will have 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) from three sections: English Language, Reasoning Ability, and Quantitative Aptitude. The Quantitative Aptitude section will have 35 MCQs. The total marks of the Quant section are 35 marks with each question carrying 1 mark. There will be a sectional timing of 20 minutes for the Quantitative Aptitude section in the IBPS PO 2021 Prelims exam. The medium of exam for Quantitative Aptitude will be English and Hindi.

Section

Total Questions

Marks

Sectional Timing

Medium of Exam

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 Minutes

English and Hindi

English Language

30

30

20 Minutes

English

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

20 Minutes

English and Hindi

Total

100 MCQs

100 Marks

1 Hour

 

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IBPS PO 2021 Prelims Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

Topics

Topics

Data Interpretation

Percentages

Simplification and Approximation

Simple & Compound Interest

Quadratic Equations

Pipes and Cistern & Boat & Stream

Speed, Distance & Time, Work

Clocks, Age Problems

Mixtures & Allegations

Profit, Loss & Discount

Averages

Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

Ratio & proportion

Number Systems

Algebra Equations

Sequence & Series

Permutations & Combinations

Probability

IBPS PO 2021 Prelims Quantitative Aptitude Important Topics

Important Quantitative Aptitude Topics Expected Number of Questions in 2021
Data Interpretation 10 - 15
Number System 3 -5
Simple Interest 1 -2
Simplification/Approximation 3 - 5
Profit and Loss 1 - 2
Age Problems 3 - 5
Sequence and Number series 3 - 5
Time, Work, Speed and Distance 3 -5
Ratio and Proportion, Percentage 3 -5
Quadratic Equation 3 -5
Mensuration (Cylinder, Cone, Sphere) 1 -2
Permutation, Combination & Probability 3 - 5

IBPS PO Prelims Quant: Number of Questions asked in 2020

Topic No. of MCQs Difficulty Level

Data Interpretation 

10 Easy to Moderate
Quadratic Equation 5 Easy
Approximation 5 Easy
Arithmetic Word Problems 15 Easy to Moderate
Total Questions 35  

Top 7 tips on how to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude in IBPS PO 2021 Prelims

The Quantitative Aptitude section in the IBPS PO 2021 Prelims is an important section that carries 35 marks. The Quant section of the IBPS PO Prelims is based on mathematical calculations to test the problem-solving skills and numerical ability of the candidates. One needs to practice and prepare the theoretical aspect and learn the formulae wherever applicable. With regular practice, one can score high marks in the Quantitative Aptitude section in the IBPS PO 2021 Prelims.

(i) Make a systematic approach

Start by analyzing the syllabus, exam pattern, questions asked, section-wise important topics to make a schedule, and a systematic approach to prepare the Quantitative Aptitude section of the IBPS PO 2021 Prelims. Assess your present score by solving topic-wise practice questions using conventional methods. Tweak your approach only after you have mastered the concepts, formulas, and crucial steps to avoid any confusion.

(ii) Mark your strong and weak areas

Study different types of questions through previous years’ question papers. Solve them to understand your strong and weak areas. The best strategy is to start your preparation with Number Systems and Number Series, focus on Data Interpretation, build on basic concepts such as speed, work, ratios and percentages, graph-based, square and cube roots, etc.

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

Quantitative Aptitude is one of the lengthiest and time-consuming sections of the IBPS PO 2021 Prelims. Candidates should focus on speed and accuracy to finish questions in the stipulated time. For this, one needs to practice basics, theoretical concepts, formulas, and equations to solve quickly yet correctly. In a computer-based exam, one will not have the option to go back once the allotted time is over.

(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 Quantitative Aptitude Section of the IBPS PO Prelims. This will brush up your basics, increase your speed, enhance accuracy, and evaluate your performance overall.

(v) Solve different mock test papers for accuracy, speed, and time management

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 take mock test papers and solve previous years’ question papers with a timer in place to adapt to the exam pattern of the IBPS PO Prelims. The Quantitative Aptitude section is allotted 20 minutes.

(vi) Practice Quantitative Aptitude quizzes of different topics

Attempt Quantitative Aptitude quizzes of different topics in between topics to assess your performance, master calculations, increase speed. Practice doing calculations manually, learning tables till 30, cube roots, square roots, BODMAS, and overall arithmetic problems.

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

One need not attempt each and every question. The IBPS PO 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.

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FAQ

Q1. What are the important topics in IBPS PO 2021 Prelims quantitative aptitude?

Important topics in IBPS PO 2021 Prelims quantitative aptitude are Number System, Simple Interest, Profit and Loss, Simplification/Approximation, Data Interpretation, Data Interpretation, Quadratic Equation, Sequence and Number series, etc.

Q2. What are the best tips to prepare Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS PO 2021 Prelims?

Read our top 7 tips on how to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude in IBPS PO 2021 Prelims. Mark your strong and weak areas, practice Quantitative Aptitude quizzes of different topics, attempt only what you know correctly to avoid penalty, etc.

Q3. What is the syllabus for IBPS PO 2021 Prelims Quantitative Aptitude?

Syllabus for IBPS PO 2021 Prelims Quantitative Aptitude includes Data Interpretation, Simplification and Approximation, Quadratic Equations, Speed, Distance & Time, Data Sufficiency, Averages, Ratio & proportion, Equations of Algebra, Permutations & Combinations Number Series, etc

Q4. How to prepare Quant for IBPS PO Prelims?

IBPS PO Prelims Quant Prep Tips: Mark your strong and weak areas, and master your Maths basics, theoretical concepts, formulas, equations. Regularly solve at least 10 Mathematics questions from different topics, Solve different mock tests and previous years' papers.

Q5. How to score high marks in IBPS PO Quant section?

Attempt Quantitative Aptitude quizzes of different topics in between topics to assess your performance, master calculations, increase speed. Practice doing calculations manually, learning tables till 30, cube roots, square roots, BODMAS, and overall arithmetic problems. Take mock test papers and solve previous years’ question papers

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