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20 Days IBPS RRB PO (Scale I) Mains Study Plan

IBPS RRB PO (Scale I) Mains Study Schedule


The IBPS RRB Officer Scale Mains exam will take place on 5th Nov 2017. The prelims exam was only qualifying in nature but the marks obtained in the Mains exam will be added in preparing final merit list. So in order to make you score more in the IBPS RRB PO Mains exam we are providing you 20 Days IBPS RRB Mains Officer Scale 1 Study Schedule. This study plan will make you plan your studies in an organise way & qualify the exam with flying colours.

Highlights of IBPS RRB Mains Officer Scale 1 Study Schedule

  • Practice: Practice is the key to success. More you practice, more fastly you will able to attempt the questions in the exam.
  • Cut Off: Make sure that you clear the sectional as well as the over all cut off. In IBPS RRB Mains exam you are allowed to shuffle between the sections. So start with the one which is your stronger area.
  • Current Affair: Apart from the topics which are mentioned in the IBPS RRB Mains Officer Scale 1 Study Schedule, you also have to cover the last 6 month current affair.
  • Mock Tests: Attempt the full length Mock Test & analyse your performance.

 

IBPS RRB Mains Exam Pattern 2017

The exam consist of total 200 Qs for which you have only 2 hours in your hand. Also there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

Section No. of Qs Max. Marks Duration
Reasoning 40 50 Composite
time of
2 Hours
Quantitative
Aptitude
40 50
General
Awareness
40 40
English/Hindi
Language
40 40
Computer
Knowledge
40 20
TOTAL 200 200

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IBPS RRB Mains Officer Scale 1 Study Schedule 2017

The 5 sections are as follows:

  • English Language
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Awareness
  • Computers
  • Time to practice your weak topics / Attempt mock test
Sub English Reasoning Quant G.K Computer
Day/
Time
2 hours 2 hours 2 hours 1 hour 1 hour
1 Reading
Comprehension
Focus on Topic:
– Social Issues
– Science &
Technology
– Banking
Coded
Inequalities
Number
Series
Basic Banking
Terminology
& Concepts,
Banking
History,
RBI & Its
functions
(CAMELS, INROADS),
Current &
saving
account,
Overdraft,
Monetary
Policy,
NABARD,
RRB Act,
Cooperative
Banks,
Foreign
Banks,
Apex Bank,
SIDBI,
IFCI, NHB,
NACH,
NPA &
Recovery
Generation of
Computers &
Its history
2 Syllogism Quadratic
Equation
3 Grammar &
Common Error
(Tenses, Article
& Prepositions)
Blood
Relation,
Direction
& Distance
Average,
Percentage
GST
(Amendments),
Budget,
Indian
Economy
Computer
Fundamental
& Terminology
4 Vocabulary
(Frequently
Confused
Words, Idioms
& Meanings)
Coding
Decoding
Arrangement
& Pattern
Ratio &
Proportion,
Problem on
Ages
5 Cloze Test Machine
Input
Output
Profit &
Loss
(Successive,
Selling, Discount
& MP, Dishonest
Dealing,
Partnership )
Cabinet
Reshuffle,
Committees &
Recommendation
Computer
Software
6 Phrase
Replacement
Data
Sufficiency
Static
Awareness
(Public Banks
& headquarters),
Dams, National
Parks, Power
Plants,
Stadium,
Wildlife
Sanctuary
7 Grammar
(Subject Verb
Agreement,
Degree of
Comparison,
Determiners,
Phrasal Verb)
Verbal
Reasoning
Time &
Work
(Work
Efficiency +
wages,
Pipe &
Cisterns)
Banking
Lokpal,
Banking
Ombudsman
Scheme,
Financial
Inclusion,
Insurance
Bancassurance
Computer
Hardware
8 Reading
Comprehension
(Advance
Level),
Read blogs
on current
issues like
Banking,
Finance,
Economy
Linear
Arrangement
Time Speed
& Distance
(Relative
Speed,
Average
Speed,
Problems
on Train,
Boat &
Stream)
Capital
Market,
Mutual
Funds,
Shares,
NAV,
NEER,
REER,
Junk Bond,
Insider
Trading,
Indexes
(Sensex,
Nifty,
OTC), Blue
Chip
Companies,
Bull & Bear
9 Error
Spotting
(Grammar
Based & involving
long
sentences)
SI, CI, Difference
of CI & SI,
Instalment
IPO, FPO,
Vostro Account,
Loro Account,
SWIFT,
Treasury Bills,
Commercial
Papers,
Certificate of
Deposit,
P Notes
Networking
10 Para Jumble,
Odd Sentence Out
Circular
Arrangement
Tabular
DI
11 Single &
Double
Fillers,
Fill in the
Blanks
Line
Graph DI
Memory
12 Sentence
Completion,
Sentence
Improvement
Scheduling Pie Chart
DI
Microsoft
Office
13 Word Association
Pair
Bar Graph DI Cheques
(General
Cheques,
Cross
Cheques,
Ante Dated,
Post Dated,
Stale Cheque),
ATM, NEFT,
RTGS, ECS,
IFSC Code,
MICR Code,
Debit & Credit
Cards, UPI,
IMPS,
MMID
14 Practice Reading
Comprehension
Double
Lineup
Mixture &
Allegation
National
Income,
Inflation,
Deflation,
Stagflation
OSI Model,
Its layers
15 Practice
Cloze
Test
Mensuration World Bank & its
Associates
(IBRD, IDA,
IFC, MIGA,
ICSID)
& recently
added
countries
with world
bank, IMF,
Bretton Woods,
BRICKS,
ADB Bank,
European
Union,
SCO, Interpol
Operating
System
16 Practice
Para
Jumble
& Error
Spotting
Ordering
& Ranking
Puzzle
Permutation
Combination &
Probability
Indian currency
(new notes, their
dimensions,
properties &
colours), Clean
note Policy,
Coin Currency,
Money Supply
(M0, M1, M2,
M3, M4), Fixed
Deposit & Term
Deposit,
17 Fill in
the Blanks
Data
Sufficiency
Government
Policies &
Schemes,
5 years plans,
Yojana
Keyboard
Shortcuts &
Abbreviations
18 Attempt Full Length Mock Test & Practice on Your Weak Areas
19
20
21

 

How to Prepare for IBPS RRB Mains 2017 – Officer Scale I

 

How to Prepare for IBPS RRB Mains 2017

#1. Know the Exam Pattern Thoroughly

Before you sit to prepare for IBPS RRB Mains, you must know the Exam Pattern thoroughly. The Mains Exam consists of total 200 Qs for which you have only 2 hours in your hand. Also, there will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

Section No. of Qs Max. Marks Duration
Reasoning 40 50 Composite
time of
2 Hours
Quantitative
Aptitude
40 50
General
Awareness
40 40
English/Hindi
Language
40 40
Computer
Knowledge
40 20
TOTAL 200 200

#2. Strictly Follow a Study Plan

Now that you know the Exam Pattern, you will have to analyze certain things to prepare for IBPS RRB Exam. Make a study plan keeping IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Mains Exam. Be consistent in your preparation and focus on your improvement.

The IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Mains Exam is more tricky & tough as compared to IBPS RRB Office Assistant. To crack these exams you have to:

  • Maintain your regular studies &
  • Attend speed test.
  • Attain accuracy

Hence, take a pen & paper and note down the following points to know where you really stand now & how much effort you need more to clear the IBPS RRB 2017 Mains Exam. (To find a list of all topics asked in IBPS RRB exams, with weightage, subtopics, types of questions, difficulty level, tips to prepare and quizzes, you see the detailed syllabus below.)

  1. The topics which you know very well & you are good with.
  2. Topics in which you are average & require more practice.
  3. Topics in which you are poor & need to develop approaches for these topics.

After noting down these things, you can easily figure out:

  1. The topics you need to give more attention
  2. How much time you have to allocate for studying & preparation daily.

Based on your analysis prepare a proper Study Schedule for yourself. After preparing the study plan, commit yourself to follow it strictly.

#3. How to Prepare for IBPS RRB Reasoning

To prepare Reasoning & Quants for IBPS RRB Mains 2017, go through the detailed topics which are asked in previous years papers. Then start your studies from the basic topics of Reasoning Ability. Once you cover all the topics & build up your basic concepts then start practicing the easy questions. Once you have begun with the easier ones, slowly increase your difficulty level & then start taking the speed test. If you are taking longer time than expected, then learn some short tips & tricks to increase your speed. In this exam, your speed & accuracy plays an important role in defining your success. The reasoning section comprises of 40 Qs worth of 50 marks. This section constitutes 25% of total marks. Thus scoring more in this part will surely increase your chances of being selected.

The Reasoning Section comprises of 40 Qs worth of 50 marks. This section constitutes 25% of total marks. Thus, scoring more in this part will surely increase your chances of getting selected. The topics which should be prioritized in this section is given below:

  1. Coded Inequalities
  2. Syllogisms
  3. Double Lineup
  4. Linear Sitting Arrangement
  5. Circular Sitting Arrangement
  6. Arrangement & Pattern
  7. Coding Decoding
  8. Direction & Distance
  9. Machine Output
  10. Data Sufficiency
  11. Blood Relations
  12. Order & Ranking

 

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#4. How to Prepare for IBPS RRB Quantitative Aptitude

To prepare Quants for IBPS RRB Mains 2017, it is essential to go through the detailed topics of previous years papers. Once you get an idea of all the topics, build up your basic concepts. Start with the easy topics & slowly increase your difficulty level.Later, start taking the speed test. If you are taking longer time than expected, then learn some short tips & tricks to increase your speed. Your speed & accuracy plays a vital role in defining your success. So try to practice as much as you can.

The quantitative aptitude section also consists of 25% of the total marks. This section is time-consuming so to score more you should attain a good speed. The topics for this section should be prioritized as follows:

  1. Data Interpretation
  2. Quadratic Equations
  3. Number Series
  4. Ratio & Proportion
  5. Interest
  6. Speed, Time & Distance
  7. Permutation & Combination

 

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#5. How to Prepare for IBPS RRB English

English Section can be very scoring if one has a good grasp on the subject. The knowledge of Grammar & Vocabulary can really help you in fetching good marks and increasing your overall score. Proper practice can enhance your preparation for this section. If you are good with reading comprehension & consume less time in solving it, half of your work is done. The English Section constitutes of 40 questions of 40 marks. The manner in which one should prioritize the topics is stated below:

  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Cloze Test
  3. Para Jumbles
  4. Sentence Improvement/Fill in the blanks
  5. Error Spotting
  6. Para Jumbles/Sentence Jumbles/Odd One Out

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#6. How to Prepare for IBPS RRB GK

General Knowledge Section can be very scoring if you are up to date with the currents affairs. Along with that, you need to be well prepared with the topics of History, Geography, Books & Authors, Sports Events etc. This section will also help you in balancing the time and make proper time management of attempting the paper. This section contains 40 marks. The manner in which one should prioritize the topics is stated below:

  1. Financial/Banking Awareness
  2. Current Affairs
  3. Static GK
  4. Economy

#7. How to Prepare for IBPS RRB Computer

With a good knowledge of computer, you can raise your overall mains score that can play a vital role in cracking this exam. You can attempt this section if you have practical knowledge of computers.  This section contains 40 questions marks. The manner in which one should prioritize the topics is stated below:

  1. Internet
  2. Keyboard Shortcuts/ Abbreviations
  3. Computer Hardware
  4. Computer Software
  5. Operating Systems
  6. Networking

 

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#8. Check Out the Cut Off Marks & then Set your Target

To prepare for IBPS RRB 2017 Exam, it becomes very important to know the past years’ cutoffs. The IBPS RRB 2016 cutoffs will give you the idea of how much you should score while attempting the mock test. The Expected cut off for IBPS RRB Office Assistant will be higher than the Officer Scale I since the officer scale 1 paper is difficult than the assistant. So go through the following link to know the expected & previous years cut off & set a benchmark for yourself. It will be better if you set target more than the cut-offs marks of the previous year in order to keep yourself in safer side.

#9. Attempt Mock Test & Assess your Progress

Once you finished the whole syllabus then start attempt the full-length Mock Test. Make sure that you attempt at least one mock test daily & then analyze your performance of that day. Find out where you got stuck, where you spend more time, where you made silly mistakes, what you could have done so that your score improves. In the initial stage, if you get less marks then don’t get disappointed. Slowly after some time, you will definitely get good marks, just continue with your practice & never give up. Try out the different strategy of attempting the paper so that you score more marks in 45 Minutes.

Happy Learning!

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