Last 15 Days Preparation Guide For IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2017

Published on : 18th September 2017    Author : Tanvi Mittal

The much-awaited exam for banking sector aspirants, the IBPS Probationary Officer, is scheduled to be conducted on 7 and 8 October as well as 14 and 15 October. With a few days in hand for the exam, here we offer the 15 days preparation guide for the IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2017. This guide will help both who are looking for tips to crack the IBPS PO Preliminary exam in 15 days and those who have completed their preparation and want to know how to utilize the 15 days before the exam to score high.

We find the best approach is to focus on the most important topics from each section. The IBPS PO prelims exam is divided into three sections.

The Exam Pattern is as follows:


No. of questions


English language



Quantitative Aptitude









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The time duration for attempting these 100 questions is 1 hour.

So, let’s have a look on important topics from each section and then some tips to cover the topics within 15 days.

Important Topics: English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spotting errors
  • Cloze test
  • Para-jumbles
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Sentence improvement

Important Topics: Quantitative Aptitude

  • Data Interpretation
  • Simplification
  • Number series
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Profit & Loss
  • Average
  • Time & work

Important Topics: Reasoning

  • Syllogism
  • Input-output
  • Inequality
  • Coding Decoding
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Data sufficiency


  1. Pick each topic from every section and read it. Practice as many questions as you can from the topic. For example;
    1. On day one, you can pick Data interpretation from Quantitative and Syllogism from Reasoning.
  2. For English section, solve at least one question from every important topic daily.
  3. Section-wise tests are available online, solve them. Work on your speed and accuracy while solving the tests.
  4. Attempt a complete mock test. Analyse your performance and find out your weak areas. Give at least 30 minutes to understand the weak sections.
  5. On the next day keep 30 minutes to revise what you have studied a day before.
  6. You can follow the routine mentioned in point number 1 to 5 daily by increasing the time of revision and working on weak areas with each passing day.
  7. Increase the number of mock tests as you gain speed.
  8. Work on formulas, square & cubes, tables and other tricks daily. This will improve your speed.
  9. Data Interpretation is an important part of Quantitative Ability, so practice it daily.
  10.  In the last two-three days, solve previous years’ question papers and work on tricks for each section.

Follow these tips dedicatedly for 15 days and they will surely help in improving your score in the upcoming IBPS PO preliminary exam 2017. If you are giving only 15 days of preparation time, you might not clear the exam as the competition is very tough and there are candidates who are preparing for one or two years or even more. But, there is no such rule; you can surely sear the exam too. Even if you don’t, these tips will surely help you in next year’s exam.

Also Read : Know About Syllabus Of IBPS PO Examination

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