IBPS SO Prelims 2017 – Section-wise Prep Guide

The IBPS SO Prelims 2017 Examination is scheduled on 30th and 31st December 2017. With less than a month to go for the prelims, we hope you have already started your preparation. For your assistance, today we bring to you IBPS SO Prelims 2017 – section-wise preparation guide. This guide is brought to you by Oliveboard, an online exam preparation platform for banking and government jobs.


IBPS SO 2017 Prelims – English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Fillers
  • Sentence Errors
  • Vocabulary based questions
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Jumbled Paragraph
  • Paragraph Based Questions

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Recommended Books

  • High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren & Martin
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis


Tips to Prepare

  • Get a basic understanding of all grammar rules
  • Improve your vocabulary by reading newspaper everyday
  • A good reading speed gives you an edge to score well in the exam, so make sure while preparing for RC you also work on your reading speed.


IBPS SO 2017 Prelims – Reasoning

  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relation
  • Syllogism
  • Order and Ranking
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Machine Input-Output
  • Inequalities
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
  • Data Sufficiency


Recommended Books

  • Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by Dr. R.S. Agarwal
  • Analytical Reasoning by M.K. Pandey
  • Magical Book of Puzzles by K Kundan


Tips to Prepare

  • Categorize reasoning topics as simple, medium and complex. Attempt in the same order in the exam.
  • Solve puzzles online to sharpen your logical thinking
  • Practice topic-wise tests, identify your weak areas and focus on those more


IBPS SO 2017 Prelims – Quantitative Aptitude

  • Data Interpretation
  • Inequalities
  • Number Series
  • Approximation and Simplification
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Arithmetic Problems


Recommended Books

  • Quantitative Aptitude Test by N.K. Singh
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by R.S. Agarwal
  • Kiran’s text book of Quickest Mathematics


Tips to Prepare

  • Start with topics that form the base for other topics and then move on to higher-level difficult topics
  • Improve your calculation speed by memorizing tables, practicing mental math and learning Vedic math tricks. Read how to improve your calculation speed, here
  • Practice tests of different difficulty level – start from easy and move to difficult.


Hope this helps.


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All the best for the exam!


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