IBPS Clerk VI Mains – What to Study? | How to Score Maximum?


Hello and welcome to exampundit . 2017 will kick off with IBPS Clerk VI Mains and you have to make the exam a new year bash for yourself! So today we will provide you the important chapters for IBPS Clerk VI Mains and how much should you attempt in the mains exam.

Exam Pattern:

Test Name
 No. of
 Max Marks

The total test duration would be
of 135 minutes.

What are the things you must focus on?

1. Reasoning: Expect the reasoning part to be somewhat like PO Prelims standard. The following chapters are very important for the upcoming IBPS Clerk VI mains exam

  • Puzzles – Floor Based
  • Puzzles – 3 Type Data
  • Puzzles – Birthday/Week Days based
  • Syllogisms
  • Seating Arrangements – Straight Line
  • Seating Arrangements – Square
  • Blood Relation Test
  • Direction Based Problems

2. Quantitative Aptitude: The Quantiative Aptitude test will test your ability to interpret the data logically as well as calculate. As discussed previous, Quantitative Aptitude tests both your numerical ability as well as logical ability. So, in the quantitative aptitude section you need to be very careful about the steps and the logics of the problems. When it comes to numerical ability, it is mainly about the calculation.

In short
Quantitative Aptitude = Numerical Ability (Calculation + Speed) + Logical Ability
Numerical Ability = Calculation + Speed

Since IBPS Clerk VI Mains will have quantitative aptitude, you need to focus on word problems and data interpretations more.

Important Chapters:

  • Data Sufficiency
  • Profit & Loss
  • Data Interpretation on 2 Type Data
  • Average Problems
  • Compound Interest Problems
  • Time & Work / Time & Distance

3. English: English will be mostly little higher or similar to IBPS Office Assistant 2016 Mains. It will be testing your reading ability, grammar skills and vocabulary stocks.

The following chapters are most important for English in IBPS Clerk VI Mains Exam:

  • Reading Comprehension – Economical Subject
  • Cloze Test – Economical
  • Error Correction
  • Double Fillers
  • Sentence Fillers
  • Para Jumble – Good Level
  • Correct/Incorrect use of a word – Vocabulary

4. Computer Knowledge: If you see the information handout, the Computer Knowledge have 40 questions having 20 marks. So that clearly indicates the level will be quite easy. Expect a lot of questions from basics to moderate of Computer Knowledge. The following chapters are important:

  • Languages and their very basic informations
  • Abbreviations
  • Short Cuts of Various Functions
  • Operating System related basic questions
  • Founders & Various Innovations

5. General Awareness: The most worried section for a large number of aspirants. But worrying does not change anything, does it? So you have to study smartly. Now the Current Affairs & Banking Awareness are crucial for IBPS Clerk VI Mains Exam.

The Current Affairs need to be studied from October 20 to December 21, 2016. However, Important Current Affairs such as major loan, major schemes from September – October are important.

Click here on this line to read what is important for IBPS Clerk VI Mains General Awareness.

How much one should attempt?

First thing is that the exam already have allotted time for individual tests. So you don’t have to worry about managing time for each section. However, individual sections need to be managed in order to maximize your attempts. So how? How can you attempt maximum.

One should go after the problems she/he is comfortable with and then go for the ones which are difficult.

Since the recruitment process won’t  have any interview, you should attempt maximum. Anything around 170-180 for states with lower vacancy and 160-170 for the states with comparatively higher vacancies will be a safe attempt.

For General Awareness and Computer Sectional Tests – Click here – 8 Sectionals @ 99/- Only

For Clerk Mains Mock Tests (Full) – Click here – 3 Mocks @ 75/-

For Banking Awareness Test – Click Here

All the best. May the force be with you!


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