IBPS RRB Main exam 2016 The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) recently released the Regional Rural Bank (RRB) preliminary examination results and has issued the admit cards for the mains examination too.
Over three lakh candidates will appear for the main examination scheduled to be held on December 18, 2016. These smart tips will held aspirants prepare strategically for the exam.
IBPS RRB Mains exam pattern
There are a total of 200 questions with the 5 following sections: Quantitative Aptitude, English, Reasoning, Computer Knowledge and General Awareness. The total time of the examination is 120 minutes.
It is always advised that the candidates appearing for the exam should focus more on accuracy rather than attempting maximum number of questions, since there is negative marking for every wrong selection of answers.
Given below are few preparation guidelines and strategies to solve the IBPS RRB Main exam 2016:
Solve the Reasoning questions with analysis rather than simulation:
This section contains 40 questions mostly focusing on the following themes/topics – blood relations, syllogism, inequalities, puzzles, arrangements, directions, etc. To score profoundly in this section, the candidates need to focus more on the analytical part of the reasoning rather than going hard by cramming simulating the shortcuts.
To stay in the safe zone, the candidate needs to focus on 25-30 questions with 97-98 per cent accuracy.
Keep the pace up in Quantitative section:
This section too contains 40 questions but the difficulty level is usually moderate to high. In this section, for every incorrect answer, 0.25 marks gets deducted. Students can still take risk in these questions as they can lose one mark for every four wrong answers.
But for an RRB aspirant, it is advised to quickly wrap it as the quantitative section is fairly manageable hence one needs to focus on other sections too in order to clear the sectional cut-off and to maximise overall score.
Reading newspaper daily is the key to solve General Awareness section:
To score better in this section, the candidates need to read the newspapers everyday for banking and finance related news. At least 70 per cent of the questions in this section come directly from the newspaper.
Topics to focus on — Indian economy questions, marketing, awards & honors sports, finance, Indian constitution, agriculture, history of banking, banking terms, RBI functions, fiscal-monetary policies, et al.
Practicing comprehension and solving mock tests can reap good results:
The candidate can choose either of the two languages – Hindi or English. It is suggested to read books and newspapers in the language that a candidate has chosen. This will help the student practice comprehension skills. Practice books or online mocks are also available online, and more one rehearses shall ensure a better speed-accuracy level on the day of the exam.
Know the computer short-cuts:
Knowing the computer shortcuts is as important as knowing the basics of computer theory. Since computer is not a vast topic in this examination, therefore it makes easy to score.
Some common topics to prepare are — basic of computers, operating system functions, basic internet knowledge and protocols, computer basic questions, network basics (LAN & WAN), generations of the computer, input and output device, shortcuts and basic knowledge of MS Office, computer shortcuts, et al.
Lastly, no battle can be won without correct planning and strategies. Such is the case with banking exams. The practice must be well directed and strategised. You should first attempt those sections which you are confident of and then move on to other sections.
— authored by Gaurav Goel, Co-founder, TopRankers.com