Subject-wise Tips for preparing IBPS CWE Clerk (Main) Exam

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Every year, the IBPS Clerk Exam is conducted for the recruitment of clerical staff in nearly 22 Public Sector Banks in the country. Lakhs of candidates appear for this exam, however, only a few are selected.

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Here are some subject-wise tips and strategies to help you score good marks in IBPS CWE Clerk (Main) Exam:

  • Reasoning for IBPS PO:

    This section is very easy to score in,  hence the candidates need to focus more on this subject. This section is also less time-consuming if you solve paragraph puzzles with proper attention. Most of the questions in this section are general, comprehensive type and are based on verbal and nonverbal reasoning. The topics covered in this section include number series, blood relations, mirror images, time series, word formations etc. In order to score well, you need to practice different types of questions in this section.

  • English Language:

    This section includes topics like comprehensions, spotting errors in sentences, fill in the blanks, synonyms, antonyms, improving sentences, phrases and idioms etc. In order to score well, you need to go through a grammar book to brush up basic grammar skills and take mock tests. Also, focus on solving as many passage comprehensions as possible. It increases the speed of reading and grasping.

  • Quantitative Aptitude:

    This is a time-consuming section, even though the questions are believed to be simple and basic. So, time management is of utmost importance here. This section majorly covers topics like profit and loss, time and distance, number system, data interpretation, number series etc. For scoring well in this subject, you need to practice as many sums as possible and learn smart tricks and shortcuts to solve the problem accurately with less time. Also, remember to attempt all the questions. Practice is the key to success in this section. Practice till you become expert enough to assess the question at a glance and decide whether to attempt it or not.

  • General Awareness:

    It is one of the high scoring subjects in the IBPS Clerk Exam. Nearly 40 percent of the questions in this subject revolve around banking and financial industry and 60 percent questions are based on current affairs covering topics like politics, economy, sports, art, awards, etc. In order to score well, you should read newspapers and magazines regularly. Also, keep yourself abreast with the latest happenings at the national and International level and concentrate on the latest banking policies and regulations of RBI and other major Govt. sector banks like SBI.  

  • Computer Awareness:

    You can easily score good marks in this section because the syllabus is not so vast. This section covers two topics: hardware and software. To score well, you need to have basic computer knowledge and understand MS Office, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point, Windows, and the Internet. To prepare for this section, you need to refer to basic computer books. A working knowledge of computers ( as in being digitally savvy) would be an added advantage.

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That was a good information for IBPS Aspirants. Thanks for Great information. For sample practice questions and answers refer here.


Hey.. I am good in maths and reasoning but it is difficult for me to attempt English section, even I have not found the ibps clerk study material for English from where I can study actually.
Share the English preparation strategy.


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