IBPS PO 2017 - Preparation Tips & Expected Changes


A dream of all Banking Aspirants, the post of Probationary Officer is a glorious post offered by various Public Sector Banks to the candidates who clear IBPS PO Exam. A detailed and comprehensive preparation is required by candidates if they wish to clear this exam and live their dream of joining one of the eminent Public Sector Banks of the country.
All your hard work, your efforts need to be channelized properly if you want to scale IBPS PO 2017 Examination. For this you need to plan your preparation for the exam properly. Time management and picking up your strengths and weakness at this stage will help you with a systematic preparation. Hardly two months are left for the commencement of Preliminary Exam of IBPS PO 2017 Exam, hence the preparation must be done accordingly keeping in mind the exam dates, pattern of the exam as well as the updated syllabus.
To ease out your steps in the direction of your aim of clearing IBPS PO 2017 exam, we are providing you with some preparatory tips. Go through each point carefully and try to implement it daily and you will have a guaranteed success in IBPS PO 2017 Exam.
Know the IBPS PO 2017 Exam Date

IBPS has released the notification for IBPS PO 2017 Exam on 16th August 2017. The Preliminary Exam of IBPS PO 2017 is scheduled to be conducted tentatively on 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th October 2017. Candidates clearing the Preliminary Exam will be eligible to give the Mains Exam of IBPS PO Exam 2017. Thus it is mandatory for every applicant to clear Preliminary Exam in order to secure a good foothold on this exam.
The Exam Details for IBPS PO 2017 Exam is discussed below:
Activity
Dates
Release of Notification
16th August 2017
Allotment of Admit Card for Prelims
October 2017
Commencement of Prelims
7th, 8th, 14th and 15th October
Allotment of Admit Card for Mains
November 2017
Commencement of Mains Exam
26th November


You must know the IBPS PO 2017 Exam Pattern
IBPS conducts IBPS PO 2017 Exam in three phases 
  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview Process


It is mandatory for every candidate to clear all these phases in order to get an appointment letter from the Bank of their choice for the post of PO in the respective Bank.

Preliminary Exam has major three sections to test candidates on various domains. They are English Language, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude.
Similarly, Mains Exam of IBPS PO 2017 Exam has five major sections to check a candidate’s proficiency in various sections namely English Language, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Computer Applications and General Awareness & Descriptive Test.
Finally the interview process is conducted for selected candidates to know their presence of mind, Banking Awareness and communication skills.
Get acquainted with IBPS PO 2017 Exam Syllabus
To prepare effectively for the IBPS PO 2017 Exam, it is really essential for candidates to know the entire syllabus of IBPS Po Exam. On knowing the syllabus, it will be really easy for aspirants to categorize their strengths and weaknesses and work accordingly on all the sectors.
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How to Prepare for Each Topic
Every section asked in IBPS PO 2017 Exam has its importance and weightage. So it’s really necessary for the candidates to prepare for each section separately and with extra care keeping in mind their strengths and weaknesses. This will help them to make less error in the exam and score more.
Quantitative Aptitude: If you know all the basics and formulae related to each chapter, then this section is a piece of cake for you. To score high in this section, you need to get your basics right. Practice questions on regular basis to increase you speed in this section. You can fetch marks really easily in this section if you solve more questions accurately in less time. Questions asked in this section are mostly direct and formulae based.
Reasoning: This is a tricky section, hence prepare accordingly. Time management and accuracy is really necessary in this section. This section can turn out to be a game changer for you if you score really well in this section as the questions asked in Reasoning are really challenging and surprising.
English Language: This section can be tricky as well as can be easy. English Language section can turn out to be really surprising. Try to focus more on Cloze Test, Fill in the Blanks and Reading Comprehension.
IBPS PO Expected Changes
English Reading Comprehension:
  Only Written Paragraph is asked with a set of 5 questions

  Questions on paragraph connector

Sentence Formation:
  Four statements are given and sentence has to be formed

Error Detection:
  4 question from old method

  4 question from new method

Phrase Interpretation:
  Identify correct interpretation of bold phrase in a sentence from given option

Double Fillers:
  Two blanks in each sentence, fill the correct options in both the blanks

Passage Inference:
  Inference to the question will be given, identify correct passage from the given option

Sentence Rearrangement:
  Arrange the jumbled sentences in accordance with the passage

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude Diagram based Input Output Questions:
  Diagrammatic Input-Output Question

  Deduce logic and inference from Questions

Puzzles:
  Puzzles on seating arrangement

  Puzzles on Direction

Coding-Decoding:
  Time-based coding decoding questions will be asked

Data Analysis and Interpretation: Topic Based Data Interpretation: 
  DI based on Time and Work and Profit and Loss

  Advanced level of Probability:

  Advanced conceptual questions on Probability

Weightage of Topics
It is really necessary to know which topic holds more value than the others in each section, so that you can practice those questions multiple times. This will not only help you in increasing your speed during the examination but will also ensure the accuracy.
Sample Papers
Solve as many sample papers and IBPS PO Mock Tests as you can. This will help you to get exact analysis of preparation level. You will be able to rank yourself among other aspirants for IBPS PO 2017 Exam all across the country. Prepare from Adda247 IBPS PO Mock Test Online Series and give an edge to your preparation.

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