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Preparation tips – Quant, Reasoning & English for IBPS PO 2017!
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akash : HELLO
supratim : Yes Akash


akash : IS THERE ANY ONE?
supratim : Yes.


akash : I SUFFER WITH QUANT AND CONFUSED WHICH TOPICS SHOULD I DO
hussain : Hello Akash, For Prelims concentrate on Quadratic Comparisons, Series(Missing/Wrong ), Simplification & approximations, DI, Arithmetic (Important topics Equations Ratio Proportion variation, Percentages Profit & Loss, SI & CI, Time & Distance, Time & Work, Averages ), For mains DI, Arithmetic, Data Sufficiency, Data Comparisons. Note: DI & Arithmetic important for both Prelims and Mains hence more focus is required. Now a days Questions in DI were Quant., based.


akash : *FIRST
hussain : What is your Question


akash : HOW TO PREPARE FOR ENGLISH SECTION
sumita : At the outset, please keep in mind that intense practice and proper preparation is the key to success. Hence, start with focussing on all question types. Have a regular reading habit. Devote at least two hours exclusively for English practice. Brush up your grammar basics - this will help you identify errors in grammar-based questions. Try to learn vocab from different sources, and not just from the newspaper. Prepare well in advance, and take our online practice tests to have an idea of time-management and other strategies.


harshi : WHAT IS THE MINIMUM TIME TO BE ALLOTTED FOR ENGLISH QUANTA AND REASONING IN BANK PRELIMS EXAM...??
hussain : Suggested timings in Prelims, English 15 Min., Quant. 20 Min., Reasoning 25 Min., follow the same Order ( Start the Paper with English, End with Reasoning, in between Quant. )


akash : SIR MY STRATEGY IS TO DO WELL IN ENGLISH TO GET MAXIMUM MARKS AND THEN AVERAGE IN QUANT AND REAS IS IT BETTER ?
sumita : Please don't forget that there are sectional cut-offs. Therefore, you need to focus on each area individually and not merely concentrate on one aspect of the exam. This strategy can cost you dear if you don't change your outlook towards the exam.


akash : HOW MANY GOOD ATTEMPTS FOR ALL THE SECTION IN PRE ?
hussain : Don't worry about the attempts, It is Purely based on Level of Difficulty, Don't give your exam based on cutoff requirement, Give your best shot., try score maximum marks to maximize the chances for next process of selection,


harshi : WHAT WILL BE THE CUT OFF MARKS / AVERAGE MARKS TO BE SCORED IN BOTH PRELIMS AND MAIN..?
sumita : Cut-offs vary each year for each section. They depend on various factors like the number of test-takers, difficulty level of the exam, and the number of posts, and are at the discretion of the exam conducting authority and / or individual banks. It is difficult to predict cut-offs at this stage.


akash : WHAT CHANGES ARE MADE IN IBPS PO THIS YEAR?
hussain : In Prelims there is no change, Where as in mains written exam + Descriptive Writing ( 30 Min., with 25 marks ), Mains paper pattern is similar to SBI PO Mains


harshi : SKIPPING CHAPTERS LIKE GEOMETRY MENSURATION NON VERBAL REASONING AND INDICES DOES IT AFFECT MY SCORING MARKS..?
hussain : Directly don't Skip any topic, just prepare basic concepts & fundamentals, you may get some easy questions from these topics, Our main aim is not to lose the simple & easy questions, Which helps in scoring good marks


akash : THIS YEAR NUMBER OF VACANCIES ARE LESS, WILL IT INDIRECTLY AFFECT SCORES ?
supratim : Cut off may go up slightly .


akash : THANKS SUPRATIM SIR , SUMITA MISS AND HUSSAIN SIR
hussain : Welcome, All the best


harshi : THANK YOU FACULTIES
hussain : Welcome, All the best


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