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Toppers’ Tips for the Upcoming IBPS SO 2017

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The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the IBPS SO exam to recruit specialist officers in various disciplines like Marketing, IT, HR, Law, Rajbhasha Adhikari etc. This year, IBPS has announced 1315 vacancies for the posts of specialist officers.  The preliminary examination is scheduled on 30th & 31st December 2017. For your reference, here are few topper’s tips expert tips by toppers for IBPS SO – IT & Marketing. This post is brought to you by Oliveboard, an online exam preparation platform for banking and government jobs. They are Oliveboard users and have successfully cleared the IBPS exams and share their success mantra with you.

  1. IBPS-SO-2017-Exams-Tips-By-ToppersQuantitative Aptitude: “I kept on practicing questions from the book by R.S. Agarwal (completed it thrice). I did not want to lose marks in this section, so I repeatedly practiced all the questions by myself and solved all the practice questions available at the end of the chapter.” – Aditya Singh (Cleared IBPS SO IT Officer) 
  1. Quantitative Aptitude: “I had a fear of quantitative aptitude, so I kept on practicing some selected topics and kept on increasing the difficulty level. I did Averages, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simplification thoroughly first and focused more on Data Interpretation and Analysis. I started with RS Aggarwal and went on to do the most difficult sets of Oliveboard and Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma (TMH).” – Pankaj Saini (IBPS SO Marketing Officer)
  1. Reasoning: “Reasoning became stronger and better with practice, but puzzle was the catch every time. One thing I observed is if you solve all the puzzles on a given exam day, you could easily sail through any exam. So, in reasoning, practice is the key. The more you practice, the more you gain confidence.” – Aditya Singh (Cleared IBPS SO IT Officer)
  1. General Awareness: “I never relied on any external source other than newspaper. I maintained a register in which I wrote news from Newspaper every day. On Sundays, I used to write news section-wise in a separate register in which the news of whole week was segregated into various sections like Appointments, Awards and Honours, Books, etc. It proved to be a very successful exercise for me.” Pankaj Saini (IBPS SO Marketing Officer)
  1. English Language: “Those who are worried about how to prepare English, I have only one suggestion- read ‘The Hindu’ newspaper. Unlike other newspapers, in “The Hindu”, the context and writing style is strictly as per the exam trend and even acts as a GA/GK booster.” – Aditya Singh (Cleared IBPS SO IT Officer)
  1. English Language: “I always kept on reading newspaper (which ever available). I used to write the Gist of editorials everyday which helped in Comprehension and improved my Grammar.” – Pankaj Saini (IBPS SO Marketing Officer)

Hope these tips from the toppers will help you prepare better for the exam. Ace your RBI Assistant 2017 exam preparation with Oliveboard’s Mocks. All the best!