Study Plan & Time Management Strategy for IBPS PO VI Prelims

Hello and welcome to exampunditIBPS PO Prelims is perhaps the second most anticipated examination after SBI Clerk 2016 this year. 18 more days to go for the showdown. So here is an article on the final 15 days preparation plan for IBPS PO VI along with a time-management strategy for the examination.

Firstly, how much do you need to study? We have always suggested that studying very hard for a long time does not define the quality of your preparation. Its all about how much you are utilizing and what is your strategy.

For those who work, spending 4 hours for studies is very hectic. In the coming two weeks, it is highly recommended to study smart. Which means, dedicate 2 hours at least to the preparation and utilize as much as possible.

So, if you are studying 2 hours on a regular basis, give 1 hour to mock test, 30 minutes to the subject you find toughest and 15-15 each to the favorite and moderate level subject.

For eg, if you are strong in reasoning but find English very hard, make sure you give first 15 minutes to Reasoning(Fav) to keep your positivity up and then 30 minutes to English( use the positivity to prepare best) and last 15 minutes to the 2nd best subject or the one which is neutral in terms of love/hate.

Now, what are the important things to study?

1) Its all about managing the time and attempting maximum correct within 1 hour. So rather than practicing extremely difficult questions, focus on things which will consume time. Once you improve your calculation speed, fix a strategy, you can achieve 100% of your target.

2) For the subjects, the following chapters are advised:
i) Reasoning: Puzzles, Puzzles & plenty of Puzzles; Direction Test; Blood Relation Test; Coding & Decoding and Inequalities.
ii) Quantitative Aptitude: Profit & Loss; Interest; Partnership; Quadratic Equations; Data Interpretations.
iii) English: Comprehension; Cloze Test; Sentence Rearrangements; Double Fillers.

What should be the perfect strategy for the IBPS PO VI Prelims?

When it comes to prelims exam, everyone has their own strategy. However, some of the strategies don’t work out on the judgment day. So what should be the most accurate strategy for PO Prelims?

Every one of us has one difficult aka least favorite subject among the three. So firstly, you have to sort it out. Then you have to strategically put that subject (difficult one) in the lot so that you can make the most of 60 minutes.

Now, there are 2 different ways to attempt and score maximum. But before we go to that part, you have to decide one thing. What is your target? We hate to talk about cut-offs because that is wasting your time as well as creating a nervous situation.

But you must have a GOAL. A goal which will help you strategize your attempts. So if you have a goal of attempting 60, then divide it as per the need. You can either divide 20-20-20 or you can make it 20-15-25. Its upto you but don’t go below 12 for ANY SUBJECT.

We recommend a minimum of 58 and maximum of 68 for Prelims.

Now, you can either approach,

i) Your Strong Section – Weak Section – 2nd Strong Section


ii) Your 2nd Strong Section – Strong Section – Weak Section

Either way, your basic target should be securing maximum marks.

If English is your strong section, start with English and secure maximum in the section then move to your second strong section, and secure as much as possible.

If you are strong, you will be fast enough. So, in that way, you will be able to score maximum by taking lesser time.

The attempt strategy should have the following things, but how will you approach will depend solely on you.

To implement your strategy, use our MOCK TEST SERIES FOR IBPS PO VI Prelims. Also use our time-management focused tests to challenge your limits and create a tense situation before going for the exams.

All the best!! Give your best!

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May the force be with you.


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