Learn to Strengthen English For IBPS PO Mains Exam 2018

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Highlights

  •  IBPS PO Exam is one of the most awaited banking exams for the Banking Sector candidates.

  • A good reading speed helps you score well in the exam, so make sure while preparing for Reading Comprehension you also work on your reading speed.

  • The level of difficulty in English section in banking exams is increasing unexpectedly.

  • In IBPS PO Mains exam vocabulary is tested both directly and indirectly in the exam.

Strategy to clear cutoff in IBPS PO Mains Exam 2018

 IBPS PO Exam is one of the most awaited banking exams for the Banking Sector candidates. The level of difficulty in English section in banking exams is increasing unexpectedly. This was evident in not just SBI PO 2018 Prelims/Mains but also in other banking exams.  Since IBPS is the exam conducting body for all banking exams, so the IBPS PO exam will naturally be tough. Some students failed to clear cutoff in this section. We at safalta education portal come with some useful tips to score well in IBPS PO Mains exam 2018.

Topic-wise preparation strategy

Grammar (error spotting, fill in the blanks, phrase replacement)
Question-based on this topic are more likely to be asked in the examination such as: sentence re-arrangement, idioms and phrases, error spotting, sentence correction etc. So, Candidates should build on their grammar by referring to helpful books comprising the above topic. All the study material related to IBPS PO Exam will be available on Safalta education portal.

Reading comprehension (RC)
A good reading speed helps you score well in the exam, so make sure while preparing for Reading Comprehension you also work on your reading speed.

  • Candidates are required to strictly stick to what is given in the passage and assume nothing - even if it is true in day to day situations. Candidates should not make any assumptions whatsoever.
  • It is necessary to balance speed and accuracy to score well in any competitive exam. Candidates should practice this topic by giving regular mock test such tests not only condition you for the real-time exam but also help you analyse areas of strength and weakness.
  • Reading Comprehension passages can range from a variety of topics such as Philosophy, economics, psychology, politics or even science. Newspapers, especially the editorials and the weekend specials, are a good place to start.
  • All candidates have faced a major problem while solving Comprehension questions is that they get confused between two options. This happens because we read to understand only what the statements say, whereas the Comprehension questions demand our understanding of the writer’s/author’s perspective as well (reading between the lines).


Vocabulary (fill in the blanks, cloze test, error spotting, phrase replacement)In IBPS PO Mains exam vocabulary is tested both directly and indirectly in the exam. The passage given in the exam has often contains ‘difficult words which could make comprehension difficult (indirect testing of vocabulary). On the other hand, direct questions on synonyms and antonyms are also likely to be asked. Hence, candidates should read from a variety of sources. Try to add at least 10 new words every day.

Verbal ability (odd sentence, para-jumbles, miscellaneous new question types)
Questions based on para-jumbles are only improved by extensive reading. Which will help you to understand paragraph structures and thus will make it easy to form one out of a group of randomly placed sentences. Some changes that were observed in the IBPS Exam since last year in terms of question structure. 

General Steps
1.Candidates should read the English Newspaper every day to improve your vocabulary; example: ‘The Hindu’, “Times of India”.
2.Candidates should play word games and word search puzzles. This will also improve their command over the language and will also help in Fill in the Banks, Para Jumbles, Error Spotting and more.
3.Candidates should go through all basics of grammar and maintain notes of grammar rules. Regular revision is the key to success so candidates should revise their notes at least 2-3 times before the exam to strengthen their preparation.
4.Candidates are advised to attempt topic-wise tests and analyse performance. Attempt questions from topics that you fail to crack repeatedly to gain an edge over the topic.
5.Candidates should have to go through the important topics asked in the previous year papers and focus on the previous pattern.

6.Learn antonyms-synonyms,  one words, Idioms and phrases  etc.


 

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