5 Tips for Working Professionals to Crack the IBPS PO and Clerk 2017 Exam

A bank job in
public sector is always desirable. Thousands of professionals who are already
working, opt for the IBPS PO and clerk exams every year. While the preparation
strategy for both IBPS PO and clerk would be same for both working and
non-working professionals, the working lot needs to be more rigid in managing
their time for exam preparation. Here are few tips for working professionals to
manage time better, prepare well and crack the upcoming IBPS clerk 2017 exam.
These tips are
brought to you by Oliveboard, an online platform to prepare for bank and
government job exams.
1. Define your
daily study hours
Identify at
least 2-3 hours every day and dedicate these hours completely for exam
preparation. Suppose, you spend 9 hours at office, 2 hours in travelling, 8
hours in sleeping and 2 hours in other work. You will be left with 3 hours
every day for study. For weekends, plan 7-8 hours as you get lesser time to
concentrate during weekdays.
2. Prepare a
Dedicate each
day for at least two sections (English, Reasoning and Computer Aptitude,
Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness). During weekends, invest more time on
the sections that you are weak or are less confident. Attempt as mock tests and sectional
tests you can during weekends. Prepare a study schedule and stick to it.
3. Collect your study
As you are
already working, online study materials for IBPS exams would work better. You
can refer these anytime anywhere. Make notes of grammar rules, math formulas
and keep referring to them. Download GK or News apps on phone to get regular
notifications around general awareness.
4. Practice Mock
Make sure that
you attempt 3-4 full length mock tests every weekend. You can also attempt
sectional tests for the sections you are weak at. Oliveboard’s mock tests
help you do a performance analysis after every mock test that help you prepare
5. Take leave
before the exam
Before the exam,
take a few days leave from office so that you can revise all the topics well.
Also, do not over stress yourself or compromise on sleep before the exam.
Stay healthy and
focus and you will do good. All the best for the upcoming IBPS 2017 exams.