Bank exams are very competitive these days as the number of jobs available in banks are continuously increasing and candidates are seeking a chance to enter very satisfying and secure bank jobs in India. A major question that arrives in mind of a new applicant is how to prepare for these bank exams when there are so many competitors. Well true, there is lot of competition in any bank exam you attend at any level, but a few good preparation practices will surely earn you that winning edge.
In Bank Clerk Exam, the candidate needs to save time and has to be accurate too. Hence, he/she should be able to understand the problems well and should also create short cuts to answer the questions to which they come across. They also need to practice regularly with different sets of papers.
The reasoning exam tests your analytical skills and logical thinking. The best way to improve on reasoning is by solving various puzzles and quizzes. Mental alertness is the key to scoring well in reasoning. Common topics include Analogy, Input-Output, Classification, Syllogism, Inferences etc.
The English language exam focuses on your comprehension and communication skills. Questions are based on grammar, vocabulary, sentence completion, synonyms, antonyms, comprehension of a passage, etc. Read widely to increase vocabulary and language comprehension. Study basic grammar from textbook to refresh on basic concepts.
The numerical ability exam is based on measuring how fast and accurate you are in dealing with numbers; computation, quantitative reasoning, interpretation of tables and graphs and arithmetical reasoning. Questions are based on approximation, averages, simplification, profit and loss calculations, data interpretations etc. While the exam may not seem difficult having speed in answering is essential. To prepare, focus on basic concepts and basic calculations. Practice multiple choice questions, and questions involving calculations.
General awareness with special reference to the Banking industry. The general awareness exam tests your knowledge of the banking industry, its recent developments, past and present events and socio economic developments. Important topics include banking system of India, financial planning, money, budgeting, national and international organizations etc. The best way to prepare is by staying up-to-date with current affairs. Also focus on reading specific information on the banking industry.
The computer knowledge exam is highly scoring as most of it can be prepared from a textbook. Basic questions on computer components, structure, network, languages, internet etc are common. As specified in the eligibility criteria, school level computer knowledge is enough. However it's important not to be overconfident and skip on studying. Study from textbook to understand and revise computer knowledge.
Candidates may also take help of coaching centers and other preparatory centers too; but self-study should not be ignored in any case. They must follow a routine and keep a check on their performance and progress regularly. Then only, candidates will be able to pass IBPS Bank Clerk Exam easily in first attempt.