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IBPS PO Mains 2019 is almost a month away and is scheduled for 30th November, 2019. Aspirants those who are done with IBPS PO Prelims must have started preparing for IBPS PO Mains by now. If you have not yet started your preparation, don’t waste any further time and start the preparation by taking a Free Mock Test of IBPS PO Mains. The Institute of banking personnel selection (IBPS) exam is conducted in two phases and people striving for it are already done with the Phase I.

The IBPS PO Mains exam generally includes 5 sections, the exam pattern for the same is mentioned below:

Sr No. Test Name Qns. Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 Min
2 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 Min
3 English Language 35 40 40 Min
4 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 Min
TOTAL: 155 200 03 Hours
 5 English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 30 Min

General Awareness as candidates must be knowing plays a vital role in almost every banking exam. As far as IBPS PO Mains 2019 is concerned, the GA section comprises of 40 questions worth 40 marks and it’s going to make a considerable difference in your overall Mains score. The time duration in which it is to be solved is 35 minutes. Moreover, it does not require complex calculations like in Data Analysis and Reasoning sections. Here we are with the preparation tips for the GA section for IBPS PO Mains exam 2019.

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The General Awareness section is further categorized into:

  • Current Affairs
  • Banking Awareness
  • General Knowledge

Current Affairs

As far as Current Affairs goes an aspirant must prepare for a minimum of 5 to 6 months based on the previous banking examinations. Some of the topics that are expected in the IBPS PO Mains exam from the current affairs section are:

  1. National Awards and Honours
  2. Capitals and Currency
  3. Governance, Schemes and Policies
  4. Sports
  5. Science and Technology
  6. Books and Authors
  7. Indian Economy
  8. Summits and Treaties
  9. International Affairs etc…
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Banking Awareness

Next comes the banking awareness part. As an aspirant if you are going to give a banking exam then you must have an in-depth knowledge about the banking sector. One can take up regular banking awareness quizzes in order to stay in touch and practice better. Few important topics that might be asked in the IBPS PO Mains GA section are:

  1. Financial Markets
  2. Financial Committees
  3. National Income
  4. Banking Terms & Abbreviations
  5. RBI and its Functions
  6. Recent Banking updates
  7. Monetary Policy etc…

Last but not the least, the General Knowledge part comprises of the below mentioned topics that may be asked in the IBPS PO mains exam:

  1. Capitals
  2. Important days
  3. Wild Life Parks and Sanctuaries
  4. Books and Authors etc…

Now this is something which you have to prepare for the GA section for IBPS PO mains. Now the question arises as how to go about your preparation. We have come up with a preparation strategy of GA section for IBPS PO mains in one month. Below mentioned are tips as how to go about it.

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Preparation Strategy for GA Section – IBPS PO Mains

  • Plan a strategy well

Any banking and government exam can be cracked by formulating a perfect strategy. Plan a strategy according to your weak areas. Keep taking mock tests and analyse your weak and strong areas so that you can work upon it accordingly.

  • Newspapers and Magazines

Reading newspaper on a regular basis is quite important in order to prepare well for the GA section. The GA includes both static and current affairs. Following this as a regular practice shall help you cover everything which is happening around. Don’t forget to make notes of important news.

  • Practice Current Affairs quizzes on regular basis by downloading PracticeMock app.
  • Mock Tests
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Keep on practicing mock tests as and when you get a chance. Mock tests give you an idea as how well you are prepared for the upcoming exam. It will give you a chance to face the examination in an environment which is as close to the real one. After giving the test one must analyse your performance and check detailed solutions to all wrongly done answers. Also, make a note of the questions you answered incorrectly or you couldn’t answer. Check their answers and try to memorize them as well.

  • Time Management

No matter what exam are you preparing for, proper time management strategy is required. Due to sectional timings the sections are to be prepared well keeping that in mind in order to attempt maximum questions in limited time.

As you must have understood by now that GA section is something that cannot be ignored if you really wish to clear the IBPS PO mains exam. We would suggest candidates to practice via mock tests as it gives you a great experience and will surely help in building up your confidence levels. Take a free mock test for IBPS PO Mains 2019 now and start working on your weak areas.


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