IBPS PO 2020- 7 Mistakes Need To Be Avoided on Exam Day
IBPS PO is the most sought job opportunity for the aspirants who want to build a career in the banking field. IBPS PO will be conducted in three phases namely prelims, mains and interview. Most of the candidates prepare for a long time to get shortlisted for recruitment. Despite having good preparation, candidates make mistakes due to anxiety, stress , nervousness and so on. It is important to analyse all the things beforehand so that just because of a few small mistakes, your chance will not get ruined. Most of the time these mistakes happen because of overthinking, attempting questions in a hurry and many more such as some candidates print the IBPS admit card on exam day. Just don’t do that. In this article, read about basic mistakes that can be avoided and you can give a stress free examination.
Latest: IBPS reopened the IBPS PO 2020 application form 2020 for fresh candidates from October 28 to November 11. IBPS PO 2020 Prelims exam to be conducted from January 5 and 6. Candidates can check latest IBPS PO Preparation Tips for the Mains exam
IBPS PO: Important Dates
Candidates should track the IBPS PO important dates to get aware about important events. Check below the table of important dates as per the official notification by the examination authority.
IBPS PO 2020 Important Dates
IBPS 2020 Notification
August 4, 2020
Start and end date for registration
August5- August 26, 2020
Additional Prelims - October 28 - November 11, 2020
Download of call letters forIBPS PO Online examination – Preliminary
IBPS PO preliminary exam dates
October 3, 10, and 11, 2020
Additional prelims - January 5 -6 2021
Download of Call letter for Online exam – IBPS main
IBPS PO Main Exam 2020
November 28, 2020
Announcement of IBPS PO result 2020 (mains )
Don't Make These 7 Mistakes of IBPS PO Exam
Don’t Be Late
It will be clearly mentioned in the IBPS PO admit card that the candidates need to reach examination centre at least 90 minutes before the commencement of examination. It is important to reach the IBPS PO exam centre on time, it will help you to relax and calm down in between the stress of the exam. Sometimes the exam centre does not allow late comers to enter the exam venue. So it is important to avoid these consequences. If your test centre is in some other city, you must reach there a day before the IBPS PO exam date and get an idea about the location and vehicle availability.
Don’t Forget Important Documents
It is mandatory to carry a hard copy of IBPS PO admit card along with the other documents to the centre of IBPS PO. As mentioned in the IBPS PO official notification, photo identity such as PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhar Card and others need to be carried along with the admit card. It will be easier if you assemble all the documents a day before examination. Don’t take any chance to take print out of the admit card on the exam day. You may not find any internet cafe near the examination centre. Please make sure the passport size photograph must be with you. You need to affix same photograph on admit card which was uploaded by you during registration process
Never Lose Patience while Reading Question Paper
The major mistake that most of the students do in the examination hall is reading all the questions in one go. This will make you more nervous if you find difficult questions. Never Hurry while reading a question paper of IBPS PO, carefully read the question and try to understand what answers you need to give. Reading questions properly may take little extra time, but this will help you to give more accurate answers. Believe in quality over quantity while giving answers. As per the exam pattern of IBPS PO, you will get the specific time limit for each section at both the prelims and mains stage.
Don’t Get Stuck with Tricky Ones
IBPS PO is one of the tough exams amongst the banking sector recruitment exam. There are few tricky questions in every section to assess the presence of mind in the examination hall. Either you will fix yourself with one question or solve the next five questions. So it is important to not get stuck with every tricky question, these questions are actually time consuming. If you feel stuck just move on to another question or else you will lose time and not be able to attempt those which will be easier for you. It is very important
As per the exam pattern of IBPS PO, there will be negative marking in both the prelims and mains exam. Attempt only those questions, you’re sure about. It is important for students to avoid guesswork. You may lose your chance due to the negative marking scheme. Solve less questions but with more accuracy. This will help you to attain sectional as well as overall cut off marks of IBPS PO 2020. This is one of the biggest mistakes aspirants make in the examination hall that let’s attempt questions on instinct. You may be correct sometimes but it will cost a lot.
Understand Time Policy
There is a time limit for each section in both the stages of IBPS PO 2020 exam. In the prelims, candidates will get 20 minutes for the three sections to solve 100 questions whereas 3 hours in mains exam to solve questions of 200 marks. Candidates are advised to solve sample papers in the same time limit during their preparation. This will help you in the examination hall. Manage the time in a way so that you will get some extra time to revise what you attempted and what corrections you can make. Don’t hassle yourself in attempting questions.
This is the most important to keep in mind in the examination hall. This is one of the major mistakes students make in the examination hall. They panic and get nervous if they don't get answers, don’t do that.You will feel more stressed. It is important to keep yourself calm before and during the examination. Drink water if you feel anxiety or nervousness. This will help to keep yourself calm. Believe in your preparation. Don’t ask anyone about preparation and questions before the exam. This will bring stress to you and others also.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IBPS PO 2020- 7 Mistakes Need To Be Avoided on Exam Day
Question: When will IBPS PO Admit card 2020 be released?
IBPS PO admit card 2020 will be released tentatively by the last week of September 2020. Candidates can download the admit card from the official website.
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Questions related to IBPS PO
hey, my official DOB is 8th Nov 2001, am i elegible to give exam of ibps po this year?
As per the IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2021, you are required to be of 20 years on August 1, 2021 to be eligible for IBPS PO 2021. Now, you will be of 20 years on 8th Nov 2021, so you are not eligible to give IBPS PO exam this year.
Refer here for more info - IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Check Age, Education, Relaxation (careers360.com)
Feel free to ask doubts in the Comment Section.
I hope this information helps you.
now i am learning 2 nd year b.com and can i write the ibps po exam? which center is better for ibps po coaching and near to kalburgi
Unfortunately according to the IBPS PO eligibility criteria one must have completed graduation in any discipline from a reputed college.
And students who are in 2nd or in final year cannot fill the form as the degree is required at the time of exam appearance, you can apply after you complete your graduation,
Till then you can prepare for the exam to get the lead and knowledge in the examination in later stages of your life.
I hope it helps.
hi sir my age is 1st may 1991 can i give ibps po exam 2021
The minimum age required to appear for IBPS PO 2021 is 20 years as on August 1, 2021 and the upper age limit is 30 years as on August 1, 2021. Your age as on August 1, 2021 will be 30 years 3 months which exceeds the upper age limit. So if you belong to general category or EWS category you are not eligible to appear for it because you haven't fulfilled the age eligibility criteria. But if you belong to any other reserved category you might be eligible because if age relaxation. The age relaxation for IBPS PO 2021 is as follows category wise
- OBC-NCL: 3 years
- SC/ST: 5 years
- PWD: 10 years
- Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers and Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/SSCOs who have served for at least 5 years of military service and have been released for dismissal or discharge on completion of assignment other than 5 years because of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability due to military service or invalidation/Persons affected by 1984 riots/Jammu & Kashmir domiciled candidates (January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989): 5 years
The age relaxation is given on upper age limit.
To read the full article on IBPS PO 2021 use the link given below
hello sir I am born 22 April 1991 am i eligible for apply ibps po 2021 upcoming notification
Unfortunately you will not be eligible for IBPS PO if you belongs to General category because as per the eligibility criteria prescribed by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, the candidate should have minimum age of 20 years and maximum age of 30 years on August 1st of the recruitment year and as you have mentioned that you born on April 22nd '99 so on April 22nd '21 you will complete your 30 years and on August 1st '21your age will be more than 30 years 3 months which makes you ineligible. But if you belongs to either of the mentioned category then you will have the age relaxation according to it and if you satisfies it then you can apply for IBPS PO 2021 :-
- SC/ST – 5 years
- Other backward classes – 5 years
- PWD categories – 10 years
- Ex-Servicemen – 10 years
- Domiciled candidates in Jammu & Kashmir during January 1, 1980, to December 31, 1989 – 5 years
- Persons who were affected during 1984 riots – 5 years
For complete details about IBPS PO Eligibility criteria kindly check out the link given below :-
For complete details about IBPS PO kindly check out the link given below :-
I hope this information helps you.
I have done B.Sc in hotel management so, can i seat for bank exams like SBI PO, SBI clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS clerk, RRB, etc.
Yes, you can. As far as bank exams(Probationary and Clerk posts) are concerned , any candidate in age group of 20-30 can sit for the exam if he/she has a valid undergraduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university. Based on your category reservation ,you will get age relaxation too which you can check in detail in the exam's eligibility section. Coming to RRB ,the following are the exams:
RRB Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) Exam
Under Non-Technical Popular Categories, there are many posts like:
Goods Guard an dmany more.
Junior Accounts Assistant Cum Typist .
Senior Clerk Cum Typist Deg
RRB Junior Engineer (JE) Exam
RRB Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) Exam
RRB Group D Exam/RRC Level 1 exam
So in railways , you can apply for non technical posts which require either graduation or 12th qualification. Technical posts will require technical degrees such as engineering as qualification ,so you may not be eligible for that. The average age limit for the various exams is at 18 minimum and about 32-33 years at maximum. Similar to bank exams , the age relaxation is provided to some reserved categories. Therefore , kindly go through the complete eligibility criteria for all posts to find out which is apt for your level of qualification.
All the best