How to Manage Time in IBPS Clerk Prelims effectively

How to Manage Time in IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Effectively

The time limit in all competitive banks like IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam creates pressure and stress on the aspiring candidates and is the biggest hurdle for the aspiring candidates to solve all the sections in the available time.

When candidates not able to maintain a time limit, they become nervous in the middle of the bank exam which makes it difficult to solve the remaining questions.

The best technique and systematic way to prepare for the IBPS Clerk Prelims exam to start solving previous year question paper and mock tests.

This is the best way to prepare for a bank exam and the candidate will be able to check speed and accuracy.

There is a total of 100 questions in IBPS Clerk Prelims exam which are divided topic wise:

SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Reasoning3535
Quantitative Aptitude3535
English Language3030
Total100100

A total of 60 minutes are provided to candidates to solve all 100 questions. The candidate may take 5 minutes to read each subject question i.e. total of 15 minutes to loose in reading questions from a total of 60 minutes.

Now you are left 45 minutes to solve and give the answer of all 100 questions that mean you have only approx. 25 seconds to solve each question.

Hence candidates can’t attempt all the 100 questions so he/she should not have the goal to attempt all the questions. 

This is regarding the latest bank exam pattern, the limited time provided to each section hence now it not possible to spend more time on one section and less time on another section.

You can only learn to manage the time limit by attending mock-test which be a great help for a candidate to manage time.

Candidate must be sure about an answer he/she giving because every wrong answer has a negative marking of 0.25 marks.

Hence candidates must utilize proper time in giving the right answer.

Please find below step-by-step tips to manage time in the exam.

1. English Language.

  • The first attempt to Fill in the blanks and the Cloze test.
  • Para-Jumble questions are easy, less time consuming and scoring,
  • Spotting Error type questions are time-consuming if you are not well versed with. You can leave such questions for last. If you are good then you can attempt.
  • Comprehension part: You should attempt maximum no. of questions without reading the passage. Try to attempt at least 50% of the question without reading the passage. 
  • Vocabulary: Synonyms and antonyms type vocabulary based questions can be done without reading passage.
  • After this, read the passage quickly to give remaining answers. If you cannot then leave it.
  • Complete this section in a maximum of 14 minutes.

2. Quantitative Aptitude.

  • You will be able to analyze which question to attempt or which one not though your practice.
  • First, take the question that you will be able to solve without wasting time.
  • If you are not able to solve any question then don’t give more pressure, move on to the next question. Time is very precious for you. You can solve two easy questions at the same time.
  • While solving the question, think about that question only. Candidates generally think about the question which they were not able to solve. This will divert your concentration.
  • Guess doesn’t works in Quantitative aptitude questions so avoid guessing.
  • Complete this section in a maximum of 18 minutes.

3. Reasoning and it needs a relaxed mind.

  • You have already solved the English language and Quantitative Aptitude section.  So now be relaxed and starting answering reasoning which needs to be charged mind.
  • This section is time-consuming so give at least 20 minute time to this section.
  • First solve small and logical questions like blood relation, coding-decoding.
  • Now start solving sitting arrangements and other complicated problems.

After completing this, if still there is time left then try to solve the questions which were dropped by you in all the section.

We hope that the above-mentioned tips will help you in the IBPS Clerk Prelims exam and managing available time in the best way.

Some Quick Exam Preparation Tips

The candidates who are preparing for the IBPS Clerk Prelims exam must consider the following tips which will be helpful during bank exam preparation.

  • Must have complete knowledge and understanding of bank exam syllabus and patters. If the candidate is not aware of exam subjects, pattern, time limit then he/she will not be able to prepare for the bank exam properly.
  • Distribute equal time to all sections and start preparing accordingly.
  • Candidate must solve and attempt a free mock-test which will help them in cracking bank exams.
  • Candidate must solve previous year papers to understand important and frequently asked question/section.
  • Prepare time-table of study and follow it strictly.

The candidates must understand that bank exams are known for the speed with accuracy. Hence candidates must focus on time management from starting of preparation to the exam hall.

I hope these tips will help you with the IBPS Clerk Prelims exam preparation.

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