How to Prepare for IBPS PO Online Exam 2013 | IBPS PO 2013 PreparationPlan

IBPS PO 2013 online registration process is going on now.  We can expect 20,000 vacancies in IBPS PO 2013 Recruitment process. IBPS revised the educational qualification and age for sake of unemployed youth. So, utilize this opportunity with best preparation plan for IBPS PO Exam 2013. IBPS PO 2013 Exam is scheduled start from 19th October 2013. If you plan well for the exam, you can get job in your first attempt. But you have to start your preparation from today itself.

IBPS PO Online Exam 2013 Preparation Plan:

There are 5 sections in this exam.

1. Reasoning - 50 Questions - 50 Marks

2. Quantitative Aptitude - 50 Questions - 50 Marks

3. General English - 40 Questions - 40 Marks

4. General Awareness - 40 Questions - 40 Marks

5. Computer Knowledge - 20 Questions - 20 Marks

There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question. You will know how to prepare for IBPS PO 2013 Online Exam by the end of post.

1. Reasoning: You have to be very careful while solving the questions. If you make a mistake in solving the problem, you will mark all wrong answers to the questions below that problem. The most important questions from this section are, Seating Arrangements, Ranking, Syllogism, input - output, Data Sufficiency, Coding - Decoding, Cause and Effect, Statement and Conclusions, Assumptions. These topics cover almost 30 marks out of 50. So, practice these questions more. They ask 5 questions from each of these topics. Some more important topics are, Blood Relations, Directions, Analogy, Classification, Series problems are some more important topics you have to cover. Nonverbal reasoning is the toughest of all. But it was there in online exams. I am not sure whether they will ask non-verbal questions in PO exam or not. They didn't ask them in clerk and some other online exams. Be prepared for that too. Otherwise you have to lose 10 marks.

2. Quantitative Aptitude: Quantitative Aptitude section is most toughest section for many after General English. But if you practice more and more, you can minimise the time to solve the problems. If you keep on practicing the papers, you can find some shortcuts by yourself. Some candidates can solve the problems if you give time but they lack speed. Speed is very important for quantitative aptitude section. Practice is the only mantra for success.

Before practicing the papers, you need to be good at tables, Summation, Difference, Multiplications, Division, Square roots, Square of a number. you should not spend much time for these operations. Your speed completely depends on how faster you can do these operation. There shortcuts for these operations. So, know them first. In quantitative aptitude section, you have to face the following topics. Basic calculations and simplifications, Series problems, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Partnership, Profit & Loss, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Average, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Work & Wages, Trains, Boats & Streams, Probability, Data Sufficiency, Data Interpretation, Mensuration, Bodmas Rule, Permutations & Combinations. These are the topics that you have to cover. All topics are important.

3. English Language: This is the section where many candidates not able to score minimum cutoff marks. But they wont concentrate on it. In this section, vocabulary, Comprehension, Correction of sentences, Jumbled words, Fill in the blanks, Phrase-Meanings, Antonyms, Synonyms, Arrange sentence. To answer these questions, you need to be good at grammar. Learn tenses, Parts of speech, Prepositions, Articles, etc.. Daily read English news paper. Write down some words, which you feel difficult and know the meanings and opposite words. so that you can improve your vocabulary. If you keep reading the papers, you will be able to identify errors in sentences without even thinking about the grammar. So that you can read faster than before.

4. General Awareness: Questions are mainly based on banking knowledge. Know about financial institutions and their background. There will be 15 to 20 Current affairs questions out of 40. Read all the general awareness questions posted on our website. Don't look at title of the post. Read all the general awareness and banking awareness questions posted on our site. Apart from these, know the important days, important persons, Award winners, Books and authors, Head of the major institutions, Abbreviations, Ministers and their port folios, Games and Cups. Write a notes on all these topics.

5. Computer knowledge: IBPS PO computer knowledge questions level is different from other bank exams. You need to know the basics of each topics. Topics: Computers History, Computers-Generations, Internet, Computer hardware, E-mails, Software's, Abbreviations for computer terms, OS, Languages, Databases, Networking.

I tried to post how to prepare for IBPS PO 2013 Online Exam. I will try to post some material for the topics that i have mentioned above. I will also post practice sets and previous exam papers. Practice any bank exam papers. I have already posted 10 bank exam papers. Make your own preparation plan for IBPS PO 2013 online exam. All The Best Guys!..


  1. SIR,

  2. iob conducting their own exam. ibps just conduct the exam but they wont involve in pattern of the exam. ibps po is decision of all psu banks. so it differs.

  3. hi all,

    I was qualified in the written test of LIC AAO. Can you please provide some guidance for me for the interview.

    Please help me.

    Thank you all,

  4. Dear i cannot find the po previous paper 10 you posted plz give link to find the question paper its very helpful for me

  5. Sir,
    I think its your speculation with respect to no of questions from the marks mentioned in the notification. I hope there will be equal number of questions in all sections. Most probably it will be 40 in each section. English and General Awareness may carry 1 mark each, Computer section may have 0.5 marks and QA and reasoning may have 1.25 marks each. In last year it was visible that importance of QA and Aptitude was given importance in the later RRB exam, so the same may be followed here. I am sure at any cost they will not give 50 questions in QA and Reasoning as the total time is 2 hours only. However there is confusion with respect to negative marks as mentioned in the notification. It was mentioned one-fourth or 0.25 marks. 0.25 marks will be applicable only in case where 1 mark is allotted to each, in that case the website should be right in what it has mentioned. Hopefully we can expect another corrigendum.

  6. dear sir i can't find ur posted previous po papers ,plz help me.

  7. what about non-verbal reasoning in ibps po cwe-III 2013?
    somebody saying that it is removed for ibps po online exam!
    pls clarify about this


  9. Sir,

    I applied for the IBPS PO 2013 exam. How to prepare this exam within two months and what are all the subjects I have to cover in the Reasoning and Quantitative. Also in General awareness, from which month I have to study the current affairs and general knowledge. Please help me.

  10. Dear Admin,
    I would like to know how much questions one should attempt in each section to cross both the sectional and overall cutoffs considering the accuracy of attempts to be about 85-90%.(Like last time cutoff was 135,but that doesnot means that someone need to attempt 150-160 questions with 85-90% accuracy.)Please reply because this will be a great help in time management and setting the target .Also if you can tell the no of question required to be attempted for getting marks around 155-160.

  11. hieeee is 2 months enough for ibps i have previous preparation for clerks