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Expert tips to crack IBPS clerk exam

November 30, 2015 12:10 IST
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Lakhs of students will be appearing for the IBPS clerk examination this year. Here are some tips to help you crack the entrance exam.

The annual entrance examination for recruitment of clerical positions in various public sector banks in India is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS).

The IBPS Clerk Prelims examination for the year 2015 is scheduled to be conducted on December 5, 6,12 and 13, 2015.

In an online chat with readers, Amit Jaiswal, head of academics, MockBank.com offered advice on how to crack the examination.

For those who missed the chat, here's the unedited transcript:


naman: sir what is the cut off for clerk exam?

Amit Jaiswal: Hi Naman, cut-offs depend on various factors. Ideally the cut off should be close to 40 per cent of total marks.


tushar: Approximately, how many students appear for this exam in India?

Amit Jaiswal: Hi Tushar, last year around 9.5 lakh people wrote the examination last year for approximately 30,000 vacancies.


kunika: Sir my reading skills are very bad. Pls advice how to improve.

Amit Jaiswal: Hi Kunika, improving reading speed is a time investing process.

You may like to read "How to improve the reading speed" by Norman Lewis. This will certainly help.

Keep reading books, including fiction and non fiction both. Keep reading newspapers also.


Jyotsanarane: I am from Hindi medium and I take time to understand the questions. pls help

Amit Jaiswal: Hi, I hope that you understand aptitude and reasoning questions in Hindi.

Read newspapers, finish grammar rules, improve vocabulary and do the proper analysis of all the mock examinations that your write. These will help.


Nirupama Trivedi: Where can I find question bank and previous years question papers?

Amit Jaiswal: Since, the examination has gone online, you cannot avail the last year's paper.

You may like to get some mock papers, based on actual pattern, from our website.


Vimlesh Purohit: What is the number of vacancies for clerk positions this year?

Amit Jaiswal: Hi Vimlesh, around 30,000 clerks are required. Thanks


SHRIDHAR JOSHI (charted engineer): when is the exam and what is the qualification required?

Amit Jaiswal: Hi Shridhar, the prelims exam is on 5th of December. One needs to be graduate to write for the exam.

Age range is in the range of 20 to 28 years for general category candidates. For further information, please go through the link.. http://rediff.ly/58qce


Anupam Gupta: Sir my question to you is, will my preliminary exam scores also be considered for the selection process?

Amit Jaiswal: Hi Anupam, your prelims marks will only take you to mains examination. Final selection depends on the marks in Mains and PI round.


sameer sethi: Sir is it possible to change my credentials after submission?

Amit Jaiswal: Hi Sameer, I do not think so. One should get in touch with the grievance handling team of IBPS post submission.

Please go through the below link http://rediff.ly/58qbo


dinesh: Sir what is the eligibility qualification for IBPS Clerk Exam 2015?

Amit Jaiswal: Hi Dinesh, one needs to be graduate with the age range of 20 to 28.

For further information, please go through the link http://rediff.ly/58qbg


Ganesh Walke: Sir what are the list of documents that are to be produced at the time of an interview?

Amit Jaiswal: Hi Ganesh, please go through the below mentioned link. It has the detailed analysis. http://rediff.ly/58qbg


Jenny Dsouza: What is the eligibility criteria for specialist officers?

Amit Jaiswal: Hi Jenny, one needs to be graduate in the respective subject. Age - 21 years to 28 years

The minimum age is 20 and not 21.


Hazal: Hello Sir, what is the expected paper pattern for IBPS clerk exam 2015?

Amit Jaiswal: 35 questions - Aptitude 35 questions - Reasoning 30 questions - English. This is going to be the pattern of the paper.Thanks


zubeda-pawaskar: Sir, how does the selection process work in IBPS clerk position?

Amit Jaiswal: Hi Zubeda, Prelims and Mains followed by the interview round.


chirag Cheran: If selected what will be the pay scale for IBPS clerk position?

Amit Jaiswal: http://rediff.ly/58q5c please go through the above link for detailed analysis.


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