The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has announced the dates for exams to be conducted by them in 2019. These exams will select employees for various public sector banks and regional rural banks in India. The competition is expected to be very tough due to the ongoing slowdown in private sector recruitment and stagnation in salary levels of existing private sector jobs. In this article, we will discuss strategies to beat the competition in IBPS 2019 exams and secure the coveted positions available through them:
Join A Reputed Test Series: Joining a reputed test series would enable candidates to ascertain the pattern of the exam and gain real-time practice under exam conditions. Candidates can also identify topics that they have to work more on and realign their preparation based on insights gained from test series.
Practice Previous Year’s Question Papers: While test series would simulate exam conditions, previous year’s question papers give insight on the type of questions asked in the exam. Aspirants should practice at least the last three years’ question papers to gain enough confidence.
Read Newspapers Daily: Business news is an essential part of general awareness for IBPS exams. Candidates should make it a habit to spend at least half an hour reading newspapers such as the New Indian Express or The Hindu. The focus should be on the business pages and front page headlines related to banking and regulatory affairs.
Utilize Online Resources: Candidates should utilize online resources such as blogs, free exam coaching, and strategy websites to gain enough knowledge to crack the exams. Online resources enable candidates to prepare anywhere, anytime. This flexibility is not available in offline resources such as books, coaching centers, etc.
Make Notes For Revision: Candidates should make notes for every concept that they study. This would help during revision as instead of searching for important concepts, and they will be able to read them directly from notes. This saves time and effort during the last few weeks before the exam and frees up the candidate to focus during revision.
Like any other upcoming bank exam, the syllabus for IBPS would focus on problem-solving abilities, speed, and accuracy. Candidates desirous of securing a bank job should develop these skills to be able to clear the exam. The same skills would also come in handy while working in a bank after cracking the interview stage. More tricks and shortcut methods are available from various sources online, which candidates can use for the preparation of upcoming bank exams.