How to crack IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Prelims Exam 2017 in 02 Months

IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Notification is expected to be released soon and prelims phase of this exam will start from September this year. It’s high time that you start your IBPS RRB Exam preparation and to assist you all with this, we are sharing a 02 Month Study plan for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Prelims Exam 2017. We hope this study plan for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I will help you prepare for your exam in a more proficient way.

Indian banking regime is divided into a leveled hierarchy to provide service to the extended banking customers in India. The level starts from RBI at the apex level and moves through various stages in accordance with the clientele.  While RBI is the high end body that is involved in policy making, the regional rural banks are the nodal agencies for transmitting the banking services to the rural areas.

The central government is making sure to expand the regional rural banks as much as possible in order to relish its ambition of attaining financial inclusion in the country. Therefore, the opportunities for recruitment of officers in RRB are seeing an unprecedented hike.

Study Plan for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I

IBPS RRB 2017 Recruitment for Officer Scale-1 would be completed in three segments, namely, Prelims, Mains and Interview round. The pattern of the examination is a bit different from other probationary officer examinations in the sense that the preliminary round does not consists of English section. The prelims would just constitute 02 sections, namely Numerical Aptitude and Reasoning. Thus the strategy for preparation should be different here.

Given below is the 60-day strategy for preparing for IBPS RRB Prelims 2017 (Officer Scale-1). We have divided these 60 days before exam into 4 distinct stages/ phases.

Phase 1 (Day 1-15)

  • Pick topics like ratio and percentages from quant section in the first preparation run as these topics have direct link with other major topics like DI and profit & loss. Also taking these topics at first will give you some extra time to brush them up and attain good level of accuracy.
  • Build concepts in the quantitative aptitude section carefully at this stage as these concepts will come in handy in almost all the topics in the quant paper.
  • The aspirants should take the reasoning topics like coding, inequality and blood relation. These topics are crucial because they are almost certain to appear in the paper and need to be prepared in the first hand.
  • For working aspirants, devoting nearly 45-60 minutes to each section is advisable at this stage.

Phase 2 (Day 16-30)

  • This is the time to understand and learn the application of the concepts in the first preparation run.
  • In quant section, start solving questions from DI section. These must include the various types of Data Interpretation problem models like pie, bar, tabular and also the problems involving multiple types of graphs.
  • In the reasoning section, the aspirants shall take in consideration topics like sitting arrangement, syllogism and series. These topics are easy to master but yet crucial in the exam. Also as the DI practice in the quant section will be taking most of the effort, so taking easy topics is a beneficial strategy.
  • At least 4 to 5 DI sets of varying models and difficulty index need to be solved at this stage. 1 or 2 sitting arrangement and at least 5 problems each of syllogism and series need to be solved on regular basis as well.
  • This is also high time for online mock tests. Start attempting test series for IBPS RRB Officer Scale I so that you are well acquainted with the level and pattern of exam. These tests will also help you manage your time efficiently. So, make a habit of attempting at least 3-4 tests in a week.

Phase 3 (Day 31-45)

  • This slot should be reserved for the preparation of miscellaneous problems of both quant as well as reasoning sections.
  • Topics like simple and compound interest, trains and time-speed-distance should be prepared in the quant section, at this stage. These topics are usually trivial in problem types but involve tricks and lengthy calculations, which should be mastered in the preparation.
  • As per the reasoning section, topics like direction, alphabet test and ranking should be given attention in this preparation slot. These topics in particular are almost stringent in pattern and therefore can be prepared well in 15 days.
  • There is no daily time limit at this stage. One should try to accommodate questions of at least one topic in both sections on the daily practice routine and also rotate them according to self-analysis of progress.

Phase 4 (Day 46-60)

  • This slot is crucial because all the major topics have been already covered and some applications basically remain to be taken care of. Also knowing the types of questions of each topic is important to avoid surprises during the examination.
  • In quant section, the aspirants are required to prepare topics like time and work, permutation & combinations and probability. Also the revision of some of the topics like simplification and data interpretation need to be taken care of.
  • The course of reason section is more or less exhausted before this slot, so the trick here is to revise the tricks learned in each of the topic and applying them into as many questions as possible.
  • Being predominantly a revision phase, the aspirants should devote 30-45 minutes for the revision of the previously prepared topics in each section on daily basis. This will improve their concept retaining fraction till the examination.

General tips

  • Mock tests play a vital role in the success of the preparation. There is no particular time of starting the mock tests in general; the aspirants should surely start taking the tests by the end of first preparation slot.
  • One day of each week should be mandatorily dedicated to the analysis of the mock tests given during the week. This would involve solving every question of the paper without time bounds and understanding the quickest ways of solving the same.
  • In reasoning section, puzzles are very important and should be prepared simultaneously with the other topics. There is no general pattern of preparation for puzzle problems; it’s just practice as many different types as possible.
  • In quant section DI section has the application of all the other concepts and therefore requires to be given the most importance as it would reflect your preparation level of other topics as well.
IBPS RRB Prelims 2017 (Officer Scale-1) is the examination that would test your mettle and if you are dedicated towards it then there is no chance that you won’t get through it. The laurels are there for the taking; it’s just that the correct candidates, with the correct approach make way to it. As per the luck part, no competition examination is purely luck based, it’s the effort that counts. If the effort is there then even luck chooses to make way for the victor.

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