IBPS conducts various written exams to hire candidates in Indian Banks for the post of Officers and Clerks. The exam pattern for IBPS PO consists of prelims (pre), mains and interview. And both Pre and Mains have one section of English. Most of the students perform fairly well in Mathematics and Reasoning but are unable to clear the sectional cut off of English.
Here’s are the tips which are likely to help you clear the sectional cut off of English, so that you can utilize the remaining time during the exam on other subjects to clear the overall cut off of IBPS 2017.
- Clearing the sectional cut off is easy, and you can further improve your chances by looking at the previous year’s cut off. Scoring a maximum of 10 marks in Pre exam is more about avoiding negatives and taking up the question where you are certain about the answers.
- It is advised to choose ‘Cloze test’ to begin your exam with, as it is an easier section which requires the least amount of time. Also, the chances of scoring negatives here are low. Always try to choose the most apt answer in reference to the context. Sound knowledge on synonyms can be helpful here.
- You can come to reading comprehension after completing the ‘Cloze test’. The best trick to follow here is the reverse methodology, wherein you read the question first and then go back to comprehension to find the answers.
- It is advised to avoid answering the questions which ask for authors’ view or summary of the comprehension until you are too sure, as there are more chances of getting an incorrect answer in this case.
- Most of the students find it difficult to answer the vocabulary asked in such exams. Install a dictionary app in your Smartphone, read the editorial sections of newspapers and read classic novels – each will play its part in improving your vocabulary.