Section-Wise Preparation Strategy for OICL AO 2017 Prelims


With the OICL AO 2017 prelims being conducted on 22 Oct, 2017 there is less than a month’s time for candidates to buckle up and do their last minutes exam preparation. You might have already finished the syllabus once by now. You can use the following study plan to structure your revision for the OICL AO 2017 exam. This section-wise study plan is brought to you by Oliveboard, an online exam preparation platform that provides you unlimited practice options, online tests along with conceptual content. Before that, let’s glance through the exam pattern once.



English Language Section

English is not much of a worry for those who are confident but it can be scary for the ones who are not. The best way to tackle this is get all the grammar rules clear. Refer to books like Wren & Martin and custom-made e-book like 100 important idioms to improve your hold on grammar.  

Practice a lot of comprehension and always read carefully. This will improve your speed. Also, always stick to the given comprehension for answers.


Reasoning Ability Section

This is one of the sections that need constant practice. You can spend time on puzzles like Sudoku, crossword puzzles etc. to train your brain to think logically. The below order of study will be helpful,
  • Analytical Reasoning, Syllogisms
  • Coding – Decoding, Blood Relations, Number & Letter Series
  • Direction Sense, Logical Inequalities, Input/Output, Venn Diagrams
  • Full Length Mocks + Remaining Sectional Tests


Attempt a substantial number of OICL AP mock tests to improve your reasoning skills.

Quantitative Aptitude Section

As much it is important to learn all the concepts of Quant in OICL AO exam, it is equally important to learn the concepts in order as most of the topics are interdependent. You would need to understand one concept first to understand the next. Therefore, brush up the basics of Arithmetic first – Percentage, Profit & Loss and Interest.

First, attempt questions on Quadratic Equations, Simplification and Approximation, then go for Number Series. The DI questions are known to be calculation intensive. Hence, make sure you practice that every day. This way, you will be able to ensure good score for this section.

The goal in the exam should be to clear the cut-off first and then to maximize the overall score. Learn to manage your time well while talking the mock tests so that you are confident for the actual exam.

Hope this helps. We wish you all the best for the upcoming OICL AO 2017 exam. 




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