IBPS PO 2017: 3 Tips To Solve Completely NEW Pattern Questions

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Dear Reader,
You would be preparing seriously for the IBPS PO 2017 exams that begin in few months! (Oct). You would have encountered the following situation before: In spite of learning all important pattern/types of questions, a few ones can be entirely new in exams. Below are 3 tips to tackle those situations.

Tip 1: Enjoy The Challenge Like A New Level Of Game
The greatest mindset you should develop is to enjoy the difficult questions. In childhood days, you would have enjoyed every difficult level in a video game right? Develop the same enthusiastic mindset while solving a completely new pattern question. This type of thinking will do far good than getting scared. Ultimately, a concept is a concept regardless of how much the question is twisted. Hence, if you are strong in the concepts, you would be able to solve a question, however new it may be.

Tip 2: Never Get Struck If Much Time Is Elapsing
Consider the following case: You will be confident of answering a new pattern question. However, once you start solving, you will be taking more time will be elapsing than expected, If there arises as a situation where you feel the question is extremely time-consuming, it may be better to skip that question. Therefore, you will free up your time to answer 2 or easier questions.

Tip 3: Realize That Everyone Faces The Same Competition
If you are a person who panics once you see a completely new type of question, you should definitely follow this advice. Just think of your fellow competitors. Say to yourself that a question that is tough for you is tough for everyone. One who panics will most probably go wrong, and one who stays cool (You!) should be able to crack the question.

Hopefully, the above two tips will help you to score well in the upcoming PO exams. All the very best!

IBPS Exams 2017 are beginning in 4-5 months from now (PO in Oct and RRB in Sep, tentatively). Prepare fast and well to make use of the big opportunity. All the best.

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IBPS PO 2017: 2 No-Fear Tips To Answer Twisted Questions

Twisted Questions

Dear Reader,
You know the much awaited IBPS PO exams are starting in Oct (5 months!). Unlike the clerical exams, You can expect PO exams to be difficult. Usually, the questions will not be direct and simple. Instead, you will most probably get twisted questions that are tough. Below are 2 tips to help you answer such hard questions in PO exams.

Tip 1: Prepare On Level Of Even Tougher Exams Like CAT
A simple technique to prepare for a tough exam is to prepare on the level of even tougher exams. Everyone knows CAT exams are extremely tough. Even the best of the brilliant candidates struggle in CAT. Questions will be twisted to an extent unimaginable. Several syllabus topics are common in both PO and CAT exams. If you prepare like you are going to attend tougher exams like CAT, Bank PO exams will be much easier for you. If you have time and determination, you can even use CAT books to prepare important topics.

Tip 2: Try Setting A Question Paper
This task is an interesting one. All you have to do is to assume you are the person who is setting the questions for PO exam. Think from the point of view of a question-setter and prepare the questions. Start with direct questions and introduce twists into the question. You can even ask your friends to try answering the question. If your friends struggle to crack those questions, you are on the right track! If they find them easy, you have to improve your skills.

Hopefully, the above two tips will help you to score well in the upcoming PO exams. All the very best!

IBPS Exams 2017 are beginning in 4-5 months from now (PO in Oct and RRB in Sep, tentatively). Prepare fast and well to make use of the big opportunity. All the best.

Recommended Book For IBPS, SBI & Other Bank Exams:

If you want to both prepare fast as well as score well in all banks PO & Clerk exams, then Bank Success Book is a good one.

This book contains 1100 important questions based on past 3 years. You will find step-by-step solutions by 5+ year experienced trainers. You can very well complete this book in approximately 4 weeks time.

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IBPS PO 2017: Check If You Are Eligible (Based On 2016 Data)

Eligibility

Dear Reader,
You may know that IBPS PO exams start in 5 months (October 2017). The actual eligibility details will be known once the official notification is out. However, based on previous year information, you can know the probable eligibility criteria.

Educational Qualification: The best thing about bank exams is the broad (easy) eligibility criteria. Unlike private sectors where the companies will call only selected streams, Banks are generous enough to invite applications from all graduates. Hence, if you are a graduate (or possess an equivalent recognized qualification), you can very well apply for these posts.

Age Criteria: First let us discuss the age criteria for general category and see the relaxations for reserved categories later.

If you are between 20 and 30 years of age and of general category, you are certainly eligible. Now its time to see various relaxations provided. For OBC category, the relaxation could be 3 years, for SC/ST 5 years and 10 years for disabled persons. There will be few other relaxations as well which you can know after the official notification.

As a point of note, we have provided the details based on previous year (IBPS PO 2016) data. We expect this year criteria to be more or less same. However, you have to read the official notification carefully once it is released on the official website.

We hope the above information will help you. All the very best!

IBPS Exams 2017 are beginning in 4-5 months from now (PO in Oct and RRB in Sep, tentatively). Prepare fast and well to make use of the big opportunity. All the best.

Recommended Book For IBPS, SBI & Other Bank Exams:

If you want to both prepare fast as well as score well in all banks PO & Clerk exams, then Bank Success Book is a good one.

This book contains 1100 important questions based on past 3 years. You will find step-by-step solutions by 5+ year experienced trainers. You can very well complete this book in approximately 4 weeks time.

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Crack IBPS PO 2017: Score Easy In A Common Type Of Combination Problem

Combination Problem

Dear Reader,
IBPS PO is starting in 5 months (Oct, tentatively). You would know that “Permutations and Combinations” is a critical topic in PO exams. Once you understand concepts well, you can easily solve problems from Combinations. Below is a common type of problem witnessed by candidates in previous year PO exams.

Example Problem:
A box contains 4 apples, 7 oranges, and 8 bananas. If four fruits are picked at random, how many number of ways at least 2 apples will be selected?

Solution:
First, let us write down the possibilities for at least 2 apples in a draw of 4 fruits:

Possibilities for at least 2 apples =
(All 4 apples) OR
(3 apples AND (1 orange OR 1 banana )) OR
(2 apples AND 2 oranges) OR
(2 apples AND 2 bananas) OR
(2 apples AND 1 orange AND 1 banana) …equation 1

To solve this problem, we are going to apply a familiar formula:
Number of ways of selecting R items from N items is NCR
and NCR = N!/(N-R)!R!

Also, to solve equation 1 (and other similar equations in future) remember this: Replace “AND” with “x” (multiplication) and “OR” with “+”.

Let us now simplify equation 1 using the above logic and formula.

No of ways = 4C4 +
4C3 * (7C1 + 8C1) +
4C2 * 7C2 +
4C2 * 8C2 +
4C2 * 7C1 *8C1

Now if we calculate the combination values using the formula NCR = NCR = N!/(N-R)!R! , we will get:

No of ways = 1 + 4 * (7 + 8) + 6 * 21 +6 * 28 +6 * 7 * 8

= 1 + 60 + 126 + 168 + 336
= 691

Therefore, your answer is 691

We hope that the above problem and solution will help you. All the very best!

IBPS Exams 2017 are beginning in 4-5 months from now (PO in Oct and RRB in Sep, tentatively). Prepare fast and well to make use of the big opportunity. All the best.

Recommended Book For IBPS, SBI & Other Bank Exams:

If you want to both prepare fast as well as score well in all banks PO & Clerk exams, then Bank Success Book is a good one.

This book contains 1100 important questions based on past 3 years. You will find step-by-step solutions by 5+ year experienced trainers. You can very well complete this book in approximately 4 weeks time.

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IBPS PO In 5 Months: 2 New Types Of Number Series Problems

Number Series

Dear Reader,
Hope you have started preparing for the IBPS PO exams that start in just 5 months! (Oct, tentatively). We regularly post recently asked types of number series problems for a reason. The reason is that you can easily score in these types of problems. By learning and practicing a variety of series, you can easily crack these questions.

Below are two questions of types recently asked in PO exams.

Example For Type 1:
Find the number in place of question mark: 772 , 968 , 1112 , 1212 , ?, 1312

Solution:
The pattern followed by the series can be summarized as:

772+142 = 968
968+122 = 1112
1112+102 = 1212
1212+82 = 1276
1276+62 = 1312

Therefore, your answer is 1276.

Tip: Remember squares of numbers up to 25 to easily recognize and crack these types of problems.

Example For Type 2:
Find the number in place of question mark 2040 , 2580 , 2760 , 2820, ?

Solution:
The pattern followed by the above series is:

2040+540 = 2580
2580+180 = 2760 …(540/3 = 180)
2760+60 = 2820 …(180/3 = 60)
2820+20 = 2840 …(60/3 = 20)

Therefore, your answer is 2840.

We hope that the above problems will help you. All the very best!

IBPS Exams 2017 are beginning in 4-5 months from now (PO in Oct and RRB in Sep, tentatively). Prepare fast and well to make use of the big opportunity. All the best.

Recommended Book For IBPS, SBI & Other Bank Exams:

If you want to both prepare fast as well as score well in all banks PO & Clerk exams, then Bank Success Book is a good one.

This book contains 1100 important questions based on past 3 years. You will find step-by-step solutions by 5+ year experienced trainers. You can very well complete this book in approximately 4 weeks time.

See complete details & order your book, today!

Crack IBPS 2017: Why You Should Solve Faster In RRB Than PO

Solve Fast In RRB

Dear Reader,
This year IBPS RRB exams come before the PO exams. (RRB in Sep, PO in Oct, tentatively). Everyone expects PO exams to be much tougher than the RRB exams. While this could be true to some extent, there is one thing you should never forget in RRB exams. You have to solve questions at your best speed possible. There are three important reasons for this:

Reason 1: Syllabus For The Aptitude Section Is Slightly Different
Everyone knows RRB has two sections in prelims. One is the Aptitude, and the other is the Reasoning. However, if you had observed the syllabus carefully, the wordings used for ‘Aptitude’ is ‘Numeric Ability.’ (In PO exams, the section would be mentioned as ‘ Quantitative Aptitude’). Numeric ability usually refers to your capability to work with numbers and calculations more than the logic. For numeric ability, you have to think lesser (logical) but perform calculations faster!

Reason 2: A Good Start At First 15 Minutes Is Essential
RRB has 1 section lesser than that of PO prelims. There is no “English” in prelims. Therefore, the duration will be lesser (45 mins for RRB instead of 1 hour for PO). You may argue that the absence of English will compensate for the shortage of 15 minutes. However, think this fact. We are all humans and even the thought of 45 minutes may make you nervous. Hence, a good start during the first 15 minutes will help you stay supremely confident for the rest of the exam.

Reason 3: If Exam Is Easy Cut-Off May Go Higher
Regarding RRB exams, you should always be prepared for a higher overall cut off. Let us assume that the questions are genuinely easy. In such cases, candidates will be able to solve more problems than in PO exams. Hence, the cut-off may go higher than expected. Hence, the simple rule is to solve fast (and accurate) in RRB exams.

IBPS Exams 2017 are beginning in 4-5 months from now (RRB in Sep and PO in Oct, tentatively). Prepare fast and well to make use of the big opportunity. All the best.

Recommended Book For IBPS, SBI & Other Bank Exams:

If you want to both prepare fast as well as score well in all banks PO & Clerk exams, then Bank Success Book is a good one.

This book contains 1100 important questions based on past 3 years. You will find step-by-step solutions by 5+ year experienced trainers. You can very well complete this book in approximately 4 weeks time.

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Crack IBPS 2017: 3 Tips To Cross Cut-Off In Exam Rush!

Exam Rush

Dear Reader,
Major IBPS exams of 2017 are starting in 4 months (RRB in Sep, PO in Oct, tentatively). You already know the exam durations are extremely short (especially for the prelims). You have to answer as much as questions as possible in limited time to cross the cut-offs. During the exams, you may be in a hurry when the remaining time is less. Below are 3 tips to help you solve accurately even in a hurry.

Tip 1: Never Skip Words, Even In A Hurry
In a rush, you may be forced to skip words in between while reading the questions. Though it may appear that this act saves time, the reality is different. If you hurriedly read by skipping words, you may miss important parts or twists in the question. Skipping words may lead to inaccuracies in your answers. Hence, whatever may be the speed of your reading, you should read every word carefully.

Tip 2: Don’t Start Solving Without Looking The Options (Choices)
Many times, you may be forced to start solving even without looking at the options. Many teachers/trainers will strongly advice you to look at the options before answering a question. This act is important because the options will give you a fair idea about the nature of the answers expected from you. This will help you in arriving at the answer quickly with confidence.

Tip 3: Visualize The Question In Real Life
Sometimes, even after reading a question and looking at the options, you may not understand the question well. In such cases, a quick imagination of the question in real life will help you understand better. Imagining or visualizing questions in real life will help you grasp much faster than repeated reading.

Hope the above tips are helping you. All the very best.

IBPS Exams 2017 are beginning in 4-5 months from now (RRB in Sep and PO in Oct, tentatively). Prepare fast and well to make use of the big opportunity. All the best.

Recommended Book For IBPS, SBI & Other Bank Exams:

If you want to both prepare fast as well as score well in all banks PO & Clerk exams, then Bank Success Book is a good one.

This book contains 1100 important questions based on past 3 years. You will find step-by-step solutions by 5+ year experienced trainers. You can very well complete this book in approximately 4 weeks time.

See complete details & order your book, today!

Crack IBPS 2017: A Recent Type Of ‘Ordering’ Problem [Solved]

Ordering Problem

Dear Reader,
Big IBPS Exams are starting very soon (RRB in Sep, PO in Oct, tentatively.) Below you will see a recent type of ‘ordering’ problem (Reasoning) from PO exams of the last year. The biggest advantage of learning this types is that you can easily score in these problems. Below you will see an example question and solution.

Example Question:
Read the below passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:
In a classroom, there were 6 children, namely, Kavi, Niki, Vini, Pavi, Rishi, and Rakhi. The teacher distributed answer sheets of a particular subject. Rakhi scores higher than both Vini and Pavi, but lesser than Kavi. Kavi is not the highest scorer and Niki scores higher than Kavi. Rishi scores only lower than two children. The top score is 80 and the lowest is 30. Also, the difference in marks between the marks of any two students in 10.

1) Which student has scored the second lowest mark?
2) Find the top scorer.
3) Find the score of Rakhi

Solution:
Let us try to order the marks by students based on the given conditions.
Condition: “Rakhi scores higher than both Vini and Pavi, but lesser than Kavi.”
Inference: Based on the above condition, we can easily write: Kavi > Rakhi > Vini > Pavi

Condition: “Kavi is not the highest scorer and Niki scores higher than Kavi”
Inference: If Niki scores higher than Kavi, we can place him in front of Kavi.
Niki > Kavi > Rakhi > Vini > Pavi

Condition: “Rishi scores only lower than two children.”
Inference: Rishi should have ranked third after the first two.
Niki > Kavi > Rishi > Rakhi > Vini > Pavi

Condition: “Highest marks is 80 and lowest is 30 with a difference of 10 marks between each other”
Inference: Based on the above condition, we can write down the marks as follows:
Niki (80) > Kavi (70) > Rishi (60) > Rakhi (50) > Vini (40) > Pavi (30)

Let us now answer the 3 questions one by one. (See the questions below the original passage for reference.)

So our answers are:
1. Vini would have scored the second lowest marks.
2. Niki would be the top scorer.
3. Rakhi’s score is 50.

Hope the above solution is helping you. All the very best!

IBPS Exams 2017 are beginning in 4-5 months from now (RRB in Sep and PO in Oct, tentatively). Prepare fast and well to make use of the big opportunity. All the best.

Recommended Book For IBPS, SBI & Other Bank Exams:

If you want to both prepare fast as well as score well in all banks PO & Clerk exams, then Bank Success Book is a good one.

This book contains 1100 important questions based on past 3 years. You will find step-by-step solutions by 5+ year experienced trainers. You can very well complete this book in approximately 4 weeks time.

See complete details & order your book, today!

Crack IBPS 2017: 3 Tips To Prepare Without Getting Bored!

IBPS Opening

Dear Reader,
As you know, IBPS Exams 2017 are starting shortly (PO in 5 months, RRB in 4 months, tentatively). You would have started preparing for the big exams. While preparing, you may face a common problem encountered by thousands of youngsters. Yes, you may get bored while studying a topic/chapter continuously. Below 3 tips will help you prepare well without getting tired.

Tip 1: Rotate Your Topics/Chapters Often
Doing the same task over long duration will make your brains tired. Similarly, if you keep on studying a particular topic/chapter for long, you may naturally become ‘mentally’ tired. Don’t try to fight the boredom as it is quite natural. Instead, try rotating the topics. For example, if you had prepared syllogism (from Reasoning) for 1 hour, you may switch to Train problems (from QA) for the next hour. Rotating topics will keep your brain fresh and active throughout the preparation.

Tip 2: Rotate Between Preparation And Practicing
This technique is a simple one that has two advantages. This technique will not only beat your boredom but will also super power your preparation. If you learn concepts and example problems for, say 45 mins, immediately take a small mock test by choosing 4 or 5 questions. We are not talking about the full-fledged practice tests, but little ones that will help you recollect concepts as well as will knock out your boredom.

Tip 3: Take TV or Magazine Breaks
We are all humans and not robots. Our brain requires breaks to recharge itself! But a break is not where you just close your books but keep on thinking of the exams or other things related to the preparation. A break should be real. Go to the next room and switch on your TV or take a magazine. Do not think about your studies at least for 10 minutes. After the break, return to your preparation. Now, you will feel the magic of freshness in your brain. You will think, grasp and learn better with frequent breaks.

Hope the above tips are helping you. All the very best!

IBPS Exams 2017 are beginning in 4-5 months from now (RRB in Sep and PO in Oct, tentatively). Prepare fast and well to make use of the big opportunity. All the best.

Recommended Book For IBPS, SBI & Other Bank Exams:

If you want to both prepare fast as well as score well in all banks PO & Clerk exams, then Bank Success Book is a good one.

This book contains 1100 important questions based on past 3 years. You will find step-by-step solutions by 5+ year experienced trainers. You can very well complete this book in approximately 4 weeks time.

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Crack IBPS PO 2017: 2 Recent Types Of Train Problems

Train Problems

Dear Reader,
IBPS PO is starting in 5 months (PO in Oct, tentatively). You can always expect questions from certain major topics. One such topic is “Trains.” You can easily solve train problems by learning a few basic concepts and formulas. Below you will see two problems based on candidates experience in previous PO exams.

Example Question 1
Two trains moving with different speeds cross each other in 1/10 hr when moving the same direction and 1/50 hr when moving in the opposite direction. Find the ratio between the sum of the speeds of the trains to the difference between the speeds.

Concept to use:
When two trains travel in the same direction, the relative velocity will be the difference between the speeds. When they travel in the opposite direction, the relative velocity will be the sum of the speeds.

Solution:

Case 1: Moving in the same direction

Let the sum of the lengths of the two trains be LSum
Time taken to cross each other = LSum / Difference between the speeds
1/10 = LSum/Difference between the speeds
Difference between the speeds = 10 x LSum

Case 2: Moving in opposite direction

Time taken to cross each other = LSum / Sum of the speeds
1/50 = LSum / Sum of the speeds
Sum of the speeds = 50 x LSum

Based on the above findings, we can write this:
Ratio between the Sum of the speeds to the difference between the speeds =
50 LSum / 10 LSum = 5:1

Therefore, our answer is 5:1

Example Question 2: (Close variant of type 1)

When two trains travel in the same direction, they cross each other in 1/50 hr and when they travel in opposite directions they cross each other in 1/5 hr. Find the percentage by which the speed of the faster train is higher than that of the slower train.

Solution:

Let the sum of the lengths of the trains be LSum
Let the speed of the faster train be SF and that of the slower train be SL

Case I: Crossing in Opposite Directions

Time taken to cross each other = LSum / Sum of the speeds
1/50 = LSum / SF + SL
SF + SL = 50 x LSum … equation 1

Case II: Crossing in the Same Direction

Time taken to cross each other = LSum / Difference between the speeds
1/5 = LSum / SF – SL
SF – SL = 5 x LSum … equation 2

Let us now divide equation 1 by equation 2:
(SF + SL) / (SF – SL) = 50 / 5
SF + SL = 10SF – 10SL
11SL = 9SF
OR
SF = 11/9 SL
Percentage by which the “faster train” is faster than the ” slower train” = (SF – SL) / SL x 100%
But, we know, SF = 11/9 SL
Therefore, required percentage = (11/9 SL – SL) / SL X 100%
= (11/9 – 1)/1 X 100%
Or 2/9 X 100%
Or 200/9 %
Or 22 2/9%

Therefore, our answer is 22 2/9%

Hope the above questions are helping you. All the very best!

IBPS Exams 2017 are beginning in 4-5 months from now (RRB in Sep and PO in Oct, tentatively). Prepare fast and well to make use of the big opportunity. All the best.

Recommended Book For IBPS, SBI & Other Bank Exams:

If you want to both prepare fast as well as score well in all banks PO & Clerk exams, then Bank Success Book is a good one.

This book contains 1100 important questions based on past 3 years. You will find step-by-step solutions by 5+ year experienced trainers. You can very well complete this book in approximately 4 weeks time.

See complete details & order your book, today!

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