3 Tips To Crack IBPS Mains Descriptive Paper 2020

Many students aspire to crack IBPS PO exams to secure a job in prestigious public sector banks and regional rural exams. With the recent notification of IBPS, it has become important for young aspirants to start their preparations systematically. But the first and foremost thing that an aspirant should do before starting preparation is to check out the syllabus properly.

IBPS PO Pre Syllabus

Section Name Questions Marks Duration
Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning 35 35 20 minutes
English 30 30 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

IBPS Preliminary exam consists of 100 objective type questions that are divided into three sections, quantitative aptitude, reasoning, and English language. The total time to attempt these 100 questions is 60 minutes. For every correct answer, you will get 1 mark and for the wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted. An important thing for you to know is that the preliminary exam is a qualifying exam so its marks will not get counted in the final merit but it is important to crack. Candidates are selected based upon their score in the mains and interview.

The main exams consist of five sections- English language, Data interpretation and analysis, reasoning and computer aptitude, general awareness, English writing. Out of all the sections, the descriptive writing section is added recently. This section is designed to check candidate writing skills, so in order to get an interview call; you must crack both the written exam as well as the descriptive section.

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus

Section Name Questions Duration Marks
Data Interpretation and Analysis 35 45 minutes 60
English Language 35 40 minutes 40
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 45 60 minutes 60
General Awareness 40 35 minutes 40
Descriptive Writing 2 Questions 30 minutes 25
Total 157 Questions 3 hours 30 minutes 225 Marks

After checking out the syllabus, start preparing chapter wise to crack pre and mains examination. Buy books such as RS Aggarwal to clear your concepts and after completing a chapter, practice, practice and practice. After practicing for months, most of the students become familiar with almost all the sections. But the recent added descriptive paper confuses aspirants a lot. The descriptive paper, however, is not as difficult as it seems to be. It consists of two sections- essay writing and letter writing.

Descriptive Paper

Sections Words Duration
Letter writing 150 words 15 Minutes
Essay writing 200 words 15 Minutes

Both of these sections check the candidate’s ability to communicate his/her thoughts. To score well in this section, follow the following tips.

1. Read newspaper daily
Newspaper reading will not only help you crack the general awareness section but also help you in essay and letter writing. Here we have shortlisted some important essay topics that can help you ace the descriptive examination.

World economy slowdown
Corona virus effect on china and the world
Ayodhya verdict
Indian space mission: Chandrayaan 2
Why India pulled out of RCEP?
What is the scope of artificial intelligence?
Climate change
Banking scams
Indian space research organization

2. Get help from a dictionary
Whenever you find a new word while reading the newspaper, note it down and try to make a sentence with it. This will not only help you in enhancing your writing skills but will also improve your vocabulary.

3. Try to write at least five to six lines a day
Select a current topic and start writing on it. Don’t get demotivated with your mistakes and keep writing. After a week or two, your writing will get improved.
In the end, cracking IBPS PO is not easy but it is also not so difficult, keep practicing, read the newspaper, write daily to make your dream into a reality.

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