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Quantitative Aptitude for Bank Exams: (Study Plan & Guidance)

How to prepare for bank exams at home?

How to crack for Bank Exams?  Or Bank Exam Tips to get qualify in IBPS bank exams?  

Tips to crack bank exams: (Bank Exam Tips to get a high score in IBPS Exams):-                                                                                                         

  1. Allot time for each section based on your efficiency and hardness of that section.
  2. Don’t stick to one question. First, solve all easy questions by skipping hard and time-consuming questions.
  3. While marking the answers consider negative marking and don’t guess because it reduces accuracy due to more wrong answers.
  4. If you have good accuracy bonus marks will be added to your total marks.


Success Tips for IBPS Bank Exams – (Bank Exams Preparation Tips & Study Plan):-

With my personal experience and reviews collected from successful people in bank exams. Here I am providing some basic success tips to start your preparation for bank exams.

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  1. Syllabus & Pattern of Bank Exams:

First of all, before going to start your preparation either for any competitive exam or bank exams, knowing the right syllabus and exam pattern are key to get success. You should know the latest exam pattern and syllabus for the IBPS bank exams.

IBPS Exam Pattern: To know complete details about the exam pattern and IBPS Exams Syllabus.  IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern , IBPS PO Exam Pattern .

IBPS Exam Syllabus : To know the complete information about the bank exams syllabus.


  1. Books and Study Material:r3
  • Collect good books and study material with the reference of winners.
  • Learn some shortcut methods to solve aptitude and reasoning problems in less time.
  • Memorize some basic maths – multiplication tables, squares and cubes of numbers, formulas etc.,  to speed up the calculations.

Nowadays, every competitive exam is conducting in online mode and also the internet become more popular and everybody is using the internet so know the best websites for exam preparation.

  1. Planning:

Right Plan for your preparation is also important for better time management not to waste our time. Point out some important topics based on previous exam papers and concentrate more on those topics.

Quantitative Aptitude section consists of 50 questions. Out of which we can expect to get questions based on previous bank exam papers.

  • Data Interpretation          –>  15 to 20 questions
  • Quadratic Equations  –>  5 Q’s
  • Data Sufficiency        –>  5 Q’s
  • From Other Aptitude topics

(Profit & Loss, Percentages, Partnership, Mensuration, Time & Work, Trains, Time, and Distance etc.,)   –> 20 to 25 Questions.

At First, start your preparation on most expected topics and also which can be solvable in less time.

  1. Practice:

Practice more test papers to improve,

  • Time management skills.
  • The accuracy of Answers.
  • Speed up your calculations.

Finally, practice is the important thing to get sure success in bank exams. So start practicing as explained below in stages. Use shortcuts and mind calculations wherever possible to save time.



Start Practicing for Bank Exams in stages: 

After knowing the pattern and syllabus next step is the collection of materials and test papers related to bank exams. Finally, start your preparation.

From the beginning to the end, the complete session of bank exam preparation plan is divided into five stages.

Stage 1:

At first, Take first sample test without considering the time and solve all questions without considering time. Then, note down time and marks in your performance daily. And also, note down on which topics you got fewer marks and find difficult and spent much time in the exam. Practice those hard topics before taking next exam.

Stage 2:

Take one more sample test paper and, this time set fixed time to complete. Solve as many questions as possible within a time period.

After completing the test count no. of questions has answered and accuracy of the test (how many questions are correct out of attempted questions). Analyze the things where you are poor and try not to repeat in taking next exam.

Stage 3:

In this stage, try to solve all questions within the time period fixed by you in advance. Fix the less time than stage 2. If you couldn’t solve in fixed time solve some more test papers in such a way to complete the task in your fixed time.

Stage 4:

Increase speed, this stage is penultimate stage of your final achievement. Solve complete section of 50 questions in 30 to 35 minutes of time for Bank PO Exam. If you practice more by applying tips and shortcuts you can this target.

Stage 5:

In this stage, you should take the test as a final exam with the complete full-length exam of 200 Questions in 2 hours of time.

Fix a time for every section and solve questions as many as possible in fixed time and jump to next section. Because we have to think about sectional cut off marks and we don’t stick in 1 section we have to cover all sectional cut off marks to get qualify in the IBPS Bank Exams.

Time Allotment Plan for each Section of IBPS Bank Exam:



QA              –> 35 mins

Reasoning –> 35 mins

English        –> 25 mins

General Awareness      –> 15 mins

Computers                     –> 6 mins

With the analysis of previous exams. Here we are providing some useful data for planning your preparation for bank exams.

Objective Test Q’s Max. Marks Expected Cut Off Good Score to get job Time Allotment Plan
General Awareness 50 50 15 to 20 25 10 mins
English 40 40 18 to 20 25 25 mins
QA 50 50 18 to 25 35 35 mins
Reasoning & Computers 50 60 20 to 25 35 30 mins
Total 190 200 90 to 100 135  

Allot time for each section as per your convenience before you start the exam. Skip to another section if time over, because sectional cut off is also important. Getting high marks in one section and less in another won’t be qualified for another round of selection in bank exams.

5. Performance  Analysis of the exam:

While practicing analyze your performance and make improvements accordingly where you are not performing good and continue practicing till you perform well.

Quantitative Aptitude plays a very crucial part in almost every competitive exams. We can’t neglect maths and has to take it as the challenge to improve our mathematical skills. Most of us feel it as more time-consuming paper, but if we follow some maths tricks and shortcut methods, then definitely we can save a lot of time and also can solve aptitude questions in seconds of time. The more problems you practice the more it becomes easy and comfortable with quantitative aptitude and finally, you can able to solve in less time.

Let me tell you, it is very simple and 100% logical. There is nothing to be confused and nothing to be worried about. Let’s start our preparation with good determination to learn maths.

The most basic things in maths are Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division.

Of course, everyone may know all these concepts but, the main thing is to speed up our calculations we have to follow some tips while adding, multiplying, subtracting and dividing some numbers. Then only we can solve aptitude faster.