Bank Exams are the most competitive exams in India. Hundreds of candidates sit for exams like IBPS PO, RRB, RBI and SBI PO every year with the hope of cracking the exams to get their dream job.
But, due to the high difficulty level it really becomes a challenge to qualify. Moreover, we are often confused about where to start from or what to study when we plan to begin our preparation.
Success never comes without hard work. But hard work may not be enough to clear the cutoffs. So, a smart strategy is what is necessary to crack these Bank exams.
Smart Preparation Techniques
- Those candidates who are going to sit for the banking exams for the first time should have proper knowledge of the banking syllabus and the sections from where questions are asked.
- Gone are those days when solving class 10 books were enough for your preparation. The difficulty level is increasing and so you should set high targets.
- Try to prepare your lessons by following proper sources. Follow such books where you get a detailed idea of the topic.
- Make a rough calculation of how many days you have in hand for preparation and then divide it in such a way that you get at least one month in hand just for practise.
- Make a proper schedule based on that f you think it is getting difficult to balance all the subjects.
- Do not waste too much time after a single book. Practise from a variety of books so that you are well aware of all the types and difficulty levels.
- For English you can follow one or two books.
- Make a habit of reading newspaper daily for improved vocabulary.
- Try to solve reasoning questions on varying levels of difficulty. The more you practise the better you can solve them in future.
- Don't look for answers while you practise. Try to solve it yourself.
- Do group study as it can help you discuss and clear concepts. But don't overdo as you will be preparing for competitive exams where each one has their own strategy.
- For General knowledge and banking try to read articles on banking and gather banking information or news from newspapers or magazines.
- Practise questions daily and give mock tests for self evaluation.
- Try to learn tips and tricks that can help you solve questions easily and quickly without having to solve them.
- Once you know your weak points try to work on them even if it seems to be difficult. Do not fall prey to your unwillingness because that can lead to failure.
- Keep track of the amount to time you are dedicating for each subject.
- Check your speed when you solve questions.
- Try to focus on accuracy. Solving all the questions where half of them is incorrect is a total loss. So plan accordingly.
- Try to avoid using any pen or paper except for reasoning.
- Keep preparing for both the mains and prelims together. Avoid waiting for your results of prelims and then prepare for mains.
- Also start gaining knowledge and have some idea about the interview process. Knowledge never goes wasted. So if you are knowing something it can be of help for the next time even if you do not qualify in your first attempt.
These are very small and vital points which we often overlook. But if we maintain these as a part of our routined strategy then the entire Banking Preparation process gets much easy and less complicated.
- Avoid taking too much pressure before the exam days. Just keep revising instead of practising. Try to focus only on the pattern and the different types of possible questions that can be asked.
- These days each section has sectional timings so you won't be able to shift sections. So keep a proper note of the time while you prepare for the exam.
- Do not spend too much time on any question. Try solving all those questions which are the easiest and hardly takes any time.
- Once you are done with a section then try to solve the undone ones till you have time left.
- For English, do not spend much time on passage or error correction. Most of the candidates are weak in this section so they should not waste much time.
- Try attempting the minimum number of questions for those sections where you think you are weak or if a particular section for that exam slot has got tough questions. Because in that case chances are high that the cut off would go low for that section.
- For the section of Quantitative Aptitude do not waste any time if a sum doesn't look familiar to you. Simply move on to the next question. When you have completed all that you could you can try solving the leftover ones.
- For questions on reasoning and english read the question properly. Make sure that you don't miss out on any important information.
- Avoid reading long questions. It is always better to leave some which can only kill your time.
- Try using approximations and round off wherever necessary. Apply all your strategies that you have developed during the preparation phase.
- Do not be tensed if you cannot attempt a greater number of questions. Simply try to focus on the accuracy that is the quality and not the quantity.
- For sections of GK or Banking try to read the question carefully and then answer accordingly. Often the options are given in such a way that you might get confused.
- Always try to use the elimination approach of answering whenever you are confused.
- Keep calm and give your exam. A little bit of excitement can turn everything upside down. Don't worry about the results. Sitting for an exam will help you gain experience and guide you for a better exam the next time.
If you follow these tips and stick to this strategy you can easily clear the bank exams. However, one is free to modify these according to their own needs. It totally depends on what are your weak points and what are you good at. We hope this will be of help to you. For more such articles stay tuned!!!