IBPS PO MAINS EXAM 2018: How to get all correct in Computer Awareness

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Highlights

  • IBPS has started conducting its most awaited exam IBPS PO Exam. Candidates who are shortlisted in the preliminary test will be eligible to face Mains exam of IBPS PO.

  • Computer section is merged with the Reasoning section in the latest pattern of IBPS.

  • Computer section plays a vital role in casting good score.

  • Questions are easy and less time consuming so candidates can score well by attempting questions based under this section.

IBPS PO MAINS EXAM 2018: How to get all correct in Computer Awareness

IBPS has started conducting its most awaited exam IBPS PO Exam. Candidates who are shortlisted in the preliminary test will be eligible to face Mains exam of IBPS PO. We all are well aware that numbered days are now left for the Mains phase of IBPS PO exam 2018. Computer section is merged with the Reasoning section in the latest pattern of IBPS. Computer section plays a vital role in casting good score. As questions are easy and less time consuming so candidates can score well by attempting questions based under this section. We at safalta education portal are sharing with you all the important tips for Computer Section that might be helpful in the IBPS PO selection process while attempting this topic in the exam.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern-

Sr. No.

Name of test

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Medium of Examination

Time Allotted

1

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

45

60

English & Hindi

60 minutes

2

English Language

35

40

English only

40 minutes

3

Data Analysis and Interpretation

35

60

English & Hindi

45 minutes

4

General, Economy/Banking Awareness

40

40

English & Hindi

35 minutes

 

Total

155

200

 

180 minutes

 

English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)

2

25

English

30 minutes

There are total 20 questions which would be asked from this topic with a total of 20 marks. This section along with Reasoning can prove to be a game changer in your final score if well prepared since it is not time-consuming and highly scoring. This section also doesn't need much preparation because questions that are asked are very basic in nature and you can easily prepare that in few days time.

Some Important Topics
•    Fundamentals of Computer: Memory, Input-Output devices etc
•    History and  evolution of Computer
•    Internet
•    MS Office– Word, PowerPoint, Excel & Access
•    Computer Shortcuts

Computer Fundamentals
If we look at the previous year paper of IBPS PO Mains Exam, there were many questions asked from the basics of Computer. Hence, Candidates are required to prepare this topic thoroughly to clear the cutoff. Try to cover the following topics-
•    Important terminology (Program, Data, Processing etc)
•    Input-Output devices
•    External storage devices
•    Operating Systems
•    Types of computers
•    Primary and Secondary memory
•    Computer Hardware and their components
•    Software (Basics of Application and System software and their types)
•    Storage Units (relationship between MB, bits, bytes, GB etc)

Computer History 
In IBPS Computer section you may also find a few questions related to the roots of computer. While preparing this topic, Candidates should try to go through the different generation computers and their basics and evolution. Candidates do not need to go for an in-depth research, covering the basics would be sufficient for the IBPS PO Mains exam.

Questions on Internet
This is also one of the important topic asked in IBPS PO exam point of view. In order to prepare this topic and to score good candidates should try to focus on some below-mentioned topics.
•    Browsers- definition, website extensions, different layout browsers etc.
•    Network- Basics and its types (WAN, LAN etc)
•    Questions based on Security viruses.
•    Website, Internet protocol and Web page
•    Modem and Routers

MS Office – Word, Excel, Powerpoint & Access
MS Office is another popular area of IBPS PO exam from which the questions may be picked. Candidates are advised to try to cover the following topics while doing preparation for IBPS PO exam-
•    Basics of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Access
•    File management, creation, editing.
•    Candidates should try to have a practical experience of the basic operations. 
•    Questions based on extensions of various files.

Computer Shortcuts
Computer Shortcuts is another important topic for the IBPS PO exam point of view. Candidates should try to learn the common keyboard shortcuts or the shortcuts used in MS Office. It might be easier to learn when you practice it. Besides this, candidates should try to cover the common computer terms as well as commonly used computer abbreviations.

Key Takeaways -
•    Candidates are required to revise on regular basis whatever they learn.
•    Daily practice is necessary to master this topic, candidates should try to devote at least 30 minutes every day to prepare this section.
•    In order to increase attempt, candidates should solve quizzes on a regular basis to evaluate the level of your preparation.
•    Candidates should not use guesswork for this section in the IBPS PO exam.
•    Candidates solve IBPS PO Mocks test series regularly.
•    Candidates may also visit safalta education portal for study material regarding IBPS PO Exam.

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