Only 13 Days left for IBPS Clerk Mains
There are only 13 days left in IBPS Clerk Mains and we sincerely hope that your preparation would be at its apex. And Richard Marcinko’s quote couldn’t be put in a better context: “The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in combat.”. Similarly the more systematic practice you get into right now, the more confidence you’ll have in your actual battle viz. the exam. Mock tests are one of the best tools for a systematic practice and for the analysis of your performance. Also, work on the weak areas as highlighted in the analysis.
Capitalize on the Quants Section
One of the sections which you can make your stronghold and make the maximum out of it is the quants section. There will be 50 questions and the sectional time limits will be 45 minutes. Obviously, there will be some tough questions which you should skip but all in all, you should try to capitalize on this section to take your overall score as high as possible. We have come up with some tips to help you ace this section. Please also keep in mind that all of these tips will be helpful when coupled with lot & lot of practice. And what better tool to practice other than mock tests?
Tips for the Quants Section
- Solve a number of questions on percentages, averages & ratio. Be familiar with the concepts as much as possible and once you have solved the question, try finding out the alternative options of solving the question. You may come out with your own shortcuts.
- Practice a lot of questions on approximation. Often, this skill comes handy in DI sets.
- Be ready for surprises! If there is any new type of question or if there is a change in the format of the paper, it is applicable to the rest of the applicants as well. Keep your cool and try to understand what the question is trying to ask. Keep taking Mock Tests as they incorporate new type of questions on a regular basis to make you ready for any surprise.
- Square, square root, cube & cube roots of numbers up to 30 should be memorized. This comes really helpful in answering questions related to simplification & approximation to name a few.
- Before proceeding on to solve a question, try assessing it to see if it’s a difficult one. Even if you’ve started solving a question, don’t give more than 1-1.5 mins to a single question. It’s better to solve 2 easy questions than to spend time on 1 difficult one.
- Last but not the least, keep practicing 1 mock test on a daily basis. Nothing can replace the act of regular & continuous practicing.
We hope that these tips would help you score really high in the quants section of the upcoming exam. Wishing you all the best for your preparation!