Banking sector is one of the fastest growing sectors in India. This sector has contributed a lot to the economic development and has brought new job opportunities for the people also. One such opportunity is to become a bank PO so it is very important to follow some banking tips and tricks for Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) Bank PO Exam.

A PO in the bank is the first level for bank officers. The POs have one or two years probation period during which they are given exposure to various important functions of the bank such as Loans & Advances, Foreign exchange, Credit Rating, Treasury, Risk Management, IT, Marketing etc. The mode of employment on this post is mainly through the process of examination. 

The IBPS(Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) is conducting the exams of  Bank PO and clerks. There are 20 banks in India which comes under the IBPS. So we have to follow the guidelines prepared by the IBPS.

Table of Contents

  • IBPS Bank PO Exam is divided in two parts:-
    • Banking Tips and Tricks for Time Management:-
    • Good  Knowledge on latest Current Affairs:-
    • Some Important Tips:-
  • Conclusion:-

IBPS Bank PO Exam is divided in two parts:-

  • Objective type
  • Subjective type

The Subjective type contains five sections:-

  • English Language
  • Reasoning
  • Quantitative Ability
  • General Awareness & Marketing Aptitude
  • Computer Knowledge

1.) Banking Tips and Tricks for English Language:-

This section tests your English language ability. You should read English newspaper daily to improve your knowledge and refer some good English books for this section. This section requires maximum attention. You should learn atleast 20 words in a day with its synonyms and antonyms. There are various questions which tests your grammar and vocabulary. So, you need to work on it. Practice atleast one comprehension in a day. A little time devoted to this section will help you to score good marks in this section.

2.) Banking Tips and Tricks for Reasoning Section:-

The reasoning section tests your mental skill and aptitude in attempting the questions and observing power also. This section also judges your decision making ability. It requires your concentration. You need to make a mind map for each question and ultimately you will reach to your answer. So, maximum practice is required to deal with various figure problems and mirror images.

3.) Banking Tips and Tricks for Quantitative Ability:-

The quantitative section checks the mathematical ability of the candidates. For this section, you should study and practice various mathematical books, tricks and shortcuts. Mathematical tricks help to save your time and also increase your speed in exam. You should practice for Quantitative ability for the accuracy. There is a negative marking provision  i.e. 0.25 negative marks for each wrong question. So answer only those questions to which you are confident. This is the highly scoring section. You just need to do more and more practice. Try to learn shortcut tricks and formulas.

4.) Banking Tips and Tricks for  General Awareness & Marketing  Aptitude:-

It is very vast section. You should keep yourself up to date with world around. It includes current affairs, budgets, five year plans, latest technologies, sports, books, various contraction, economy etc. To obtain good marks in this section, you need to work hard daily. The candidates must read Newspapers daily . Be in touch with the real world and read important questions.

Computer Knowledge:-

This section judges your Computer Knowledge. Questions include various terms and abbreviations related to computer knowledge. You need to focus on computer fundamentals. Cover each and every topic in the syllabus. You need to have very basic computer knowledge.


Banking Tips and Tricks for Time Management:-

Generally, the exam is of 135 minutes in which 225 questions have to be solved. It means that the candidate has only 36 seconds in hand for each question. In this type of exam, the maximum accuracy attained in the solution of the questions helps the candidate to make his/her chances of success in the examination.

Good  Knowledge on latest Current Affairs:-

The descriptive part of the test consists of such question in which the candidates are required to write long answers on current issues. Those candidates who are selected in the written test are then called for Group Discussion. After group discussion the candidates are called for personal interview.

Some Important Tips:-

To prepare for any exam, the candidates need to work hard. The candidates also need to be updated in the syllabus of the IBPS bank PO exam they are appearing into. The candidate must keep all the required study material and specially, the candidate also need for general awareness for the exam.

The candidate must be well versed with the syllabus of the exam. For this, the candidates must prepare from good or relevant study material. The candidates should revise the previous years question papers. These question papers will help the candidates acquire an idea of the exam pattern. The candidates who are  preparing for bank PO exam should  have good knowledge of Mathematics up to X standard.

The candidates should speed up their calculations so that they solve the whole questions in the exam. It will help them to improve their accuracy along with their speed. They must also practice the reasoning section. An upper hand in this section will help the candidates clear the sectional cut-off.  The candidate should work upon the English section and strong vocabulary also which comes in the form of comprehension, fill-in-the-blanks, antonyms, synonyms etc.

For the General Awareness, one must read English newspaper daily because it will help him/her in current affairs as well as in English section. Questions are also asked from the banking sector, legislations and regulations. Candidates must focus on all the banking tips and tricks. These banking tips and tricks will help the candidates to score easily and accurately in the exam. Candidates can complete the examination in Hindi or English except for the English Language section.


In this type of examination, one must focus on time management. The candidates must know how to attempt and solve as many questions with accuracy in limited time period. For this, the candidates should solve previous year’s questions regularly and check their speed of solving questions every time. The candidates must answer only those questions to which they are confident. Else, the process of negative marking will reduce the chances. And always read the English news paper and if a candidate prepare for every section wisely, he can crack IBPS PO exam easily.


  • Know The Exam Pattern
  • Practice and Prepare
  • Time Management
  • Leave Doubtful Questions
  • Prepare Well For General Knowledge
  • Give Mock Tests

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