General Awareness is a vital part of banking exams.Exams like IBPS PO, SBI PO, IBPS Clerk , SBI Clerk give some weight age to general awareness. In IBPS PO exam, the general awareness section is given around 20% weightage. Apart from the exam, in Interviews also, selection is based on the knowledge of current affairs and general knowledge.
IBPS PO General Awareness is a vast and diverse area and need a lot of time to improve. You need to be regular with your efforts and need to have a good and reliable resource.
IBPS PO 2017 exam will be held in November and December. We are giving the latest exam pattern for IBPS Probationary Officers exam.
IBPS PO Prelims Pattern:
|Sr No.||Test Name||Ques.||Marks|
|1||Reasoning Ability Paper||35||35|
|2||Quantitative Aptitude Paper||35||35|
|3||English Language Paper||30||30|
IBPS PO Mains Pattern:
|Sr. No.||Name of Tests (Objective)||Marks/Time|
|1||Reasoning||50 (40 Mins)|
|2||English Language||40 (30 Mins)|
|3||Quantitative Aptitude||50 (40 Mins)|
|4||General Awareness||40 (20 Mins)|
|5||Computer Knowledge||20 (10 mins)|
Type of questions asked in IBPS PO General Awareness section:
Static General Knowledge Questions: The static GK questions do no change with time. They have fixed answers. They are from following topics:
- First in the world
- Inventors and Inventions
- Capitals and Currencies
- Important Rivers, Cities and People
- Animals, Birds and Wildlife Sancutaries
- Agricultural crops and seasons
- National Flags, Anthems
- Important Dates and Events
- Books and Authors
Dynamic General Knowledge Questions: The dynamic GK changes with time.You need to update the knowledge regulary from news , TV and various sources. The commonly asked topics are:
- Prime Minister/President of countries
- Olympic and sports records
- International/National News and happenings
- India’s rank in different indices
- Governmental schemes and policies
- Union Budget
- Census and surveys
Preparation Strategy for GK and Current affairs:
- Purchase latest year book and spend daily 1-2 hours reading the book.You can get a hold on Static GK questions.
- Read newspapers daily in the morning. Write down important points.
- Read General Awareness from online resources in detail.
- Watch TV news channels and listen to discussions daily. Try to grasp important headlines.
- Take last 10 years paper and try to solve the GK questions.
- Enrol for IBPS PO mock test online which will give a real test environment.
- Revise all the noted points before the exam.
Where to Take IBPS PO Online Mock tests?
There are some good institutes online which will give you good practice tests for IBPS PO exam. Mock tests will help you identify your weak areas and also will enable you to improve speed and accuracy for the exam. Mock tests along with previous years papers will help you to efficiently prepare for IBPS PO 2017.
Some websites which provide IBPS PO mock tests :
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