IBPS Clerk Prelims 2019 Countdown begins: Tips and Tricks for last-minute Preparation.

Last minute tips & tricks for IBPS Clerk Prelims 2019 preparation

IBPS Clerk Prelims 2019 exam countdown has already begun. The exam will take place on 7 th , 8 th , 14 th and 21 st December 2019. Notably, the IBPS is recruiting total number 12,075 vacancies under IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2019. IBPS clerk mains will be conducted on January 20, 2020. The prelim exam will is a tough nut to crack so it is important to be sure with the answers. With couple of days left, it is important to keep your preparation strategy short and simple.

Here, we go!

You need to keep in mind, the exam is conducted to shortlist the candidates for the main exam. All you need to do is, qualify the cut off list. The preliminary examination is of 1 hour. There are three sections of the examination. The list is given below, take a look:

Sub Noofquestions               Minimum marks

English                                        30/30
Numerical Ability                     35/35
Reasoning Ability                     35/35

How to do last minute preparation?

Preparations take a lot of time. It is important to start it at least three months before. Now, you must have prepared for the exam but last minute strategy is really important.

Numerical Ability- The most difficult part of the exam:

This is the most difficult section of IBPS Clerk Prelim examination. It involves the application of numerous formulas. If you prepare it well, then it is the most scoring section too.

a. Remember the formulas by heart. The best way is to write them on a sheet of paper and paste it in your room. You can revise them every then and now.

b. Keep the notes of tips and tricks handy to solve the problems.

c. Start revising from the easiest one, it will not make you panic. Difficult topics should be done at the bottom of the list as it can make you feel nervous (But do keep in mind the weightage of the topic

Important Topics – Numerical Ability




Ratio and Proportion

Simple and Compound Interest

Profit & Loss

Time and Work

Number Series

Reasoning – All you need is Practice

Understand main theory behind all the topics & solve atleast 20 questions any three topics.

Topics that should be covered:

Blood Relations


Coding –Decoding

Distance & Directions



Coding and mathematical inequalities

English – The Language

A lot of students find it difficult as it is not that scoring. All you need is right practice for the subject.

Basic grammar rules are very important. Solve mock test papers to measure your growth. It will give you a clear understanding where do you stand in terms of language.

Note down news and track your reading speed. It will come handy during the examination.

Important Note: Cracking this exam is a dream of so many students. If you practice questions well and manage your time properly, then you will crack it with good score. Since the exam is of 1 hour, pay extra attention to time management. Solve practice question paper in time bound. Taking full –length mock test paper is highly recommended. It will help you to analyse your preparation & strategy.

Hope you find this article useful. All the best!

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