IBPS Clerk Mains Preparation Tips & Statewise Expected Cutoff
IBPS Clerk Mains Preparation Tips & Statewise Expected Cutoff

In this article you will get IBPS Clerk Mains Pattern, Preparation Tips for IBPS Clerk Mains, and statewise expected cutoff for IBPS Mains 2015.

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Dear IBPS Clerk Mains Aspirants

IBPS Clerk Prelims results were announced today.  We congratulate all of you who cleared the prelims exams. But be cautious about your celebrations, the road doesn’t ends here. Now that you have cleared prelims, its time to gear up for the Mains attempt. The competition will get intense and only the best will get through. To help you prepare the best we have started a series of articles on Clerk Mains Preparation and expected cutoffs.

If you have just started Clerk Mains preparation, we suggest you to go through the syllabus for Clerk Mains and then come back and read this post. Click here to see IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus.

Pattern of IBPS Clerk Mains

Total Questions: 200 

Negative Marking: 25% i.e. 0.25 marks will be deducted from your score for every wrong answer

Duration: 2 Hours (120 minutes)

The exam will have 5 sections. These are enlisted below:

  • Reasoning: 40 questions
  • English Language: 40 questions
  • Quantitative Aptitude: 40 questions
  • General Awareness: 40 questions
  • Computer Knowledge: 40 questions

Preparation Tips for IBPS Clerk Mains

  1. You have 15 days left for IBPS Clerk Mains. The best strategy will utilize these 15 days with 100% efficiency. This means studying atleast 8-10 hours a day.
  2. Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English sections require daily practice. Divide 5-6 hours equally between them. i.e. 2 hours each for the BIG 3.
  3. Now you have GA and CK left. Devote 30-40 mins to CK and 1.5 hours to GA.
  4. Prepare the following topics from each section:
  5. Make it a habit to solve 30-40 questions from each section everyday.
  6. While you are solving the above set of questions. Do not worry about time limit. Instead focus on getting the concepts right.
  7. The whole idea of solving questions is to improve your conceptual knowledge and increase your accuracy.
  8. Only after your concepts are crystal clear and accuracy 90%+, think about the shortest way to solve particular kind of questions.
  9. For GA preparation read newspapers daily. Try and cover news from last 3 months. This would be sufficient to cover current affairs and banking awareness. Do not worry about static.
  10. Improve your reading speed. Click here to start speed reading 
  11. Starting from the third day, give one full length mock daily(200 marks, 2 hours duration). This will help you to constantly monitor your performance and see the improvements. It will also help you identify chinks in your Armour. Like, are you taking too much time to solve DI, or you get confused while solving puzzles of Reasoning.
  12. Mocks also help you improve upon your accuracy and validates your preparation filling you up with the much needed confidence.
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  13. Exercise for 30 mins daily. You can use 7 Minute Workout App to do exercise. 
  14. After every 45 minutes of your study, take a 5 minute break. Do not watch TV or do something which distracts you. Just stand up, walk, eat something and get back to studying. There is no time to waste. But yes resting is important too.
  15. Get 7-8 hours of sleep daily. It will help you improve memory retention and also keep you fresh and brimming with energy.
  16. Do not talk to people who have negative thoughts. Meditate, do your prayers or listen to peaceful music in your free time.
  17. Expected Cutoff for Reasoning section of IBPS Clerk Mains 2015 will be 16-18
  18. Expected Cutoff for Numerical Ability/Qunat section of IBPS Clerk Mains 2015 will be 12-14.
  19. Expected Cutoff for English language section of IBPS Clerk Mains 2015 will be 9-11.
  20. Expected Cutoff for General Awareness section of IBPS Clerk Mains 2015 will be 12-15. 
  21. Expected Cutoff for Computer Knowledge section of IBPS Clerk Mains 2015 will be 17-19.

Expected Statewise Cutoffs for IBPS CLERK MAINS 2015

STATE Cutoff General
ODISHA 128-132
KERALA 125-130
BIHAR 125-130
NEW DELHI 122-127
HARYANA 118-122
PUNJAB 114-117
ASSAM 105-108
TAMIL NADU 102-105
DAMAN & DIU 84-87
GOA 89-92

Friends this is it for IBPS Clerk Mains Preparation tips. If you have any queries/questions please ask them in the comments section below and we will be glad to answer them for you. Tomorrow we will post tips on quantitative aptitude or English language for IBPS Clerk Mains.

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  1. sir
    I am from kerala general category
    I attempted 178 in clerk main
    res 40 qa 30 with 98 percnt acc
    eng 39 cmptr 37 and ga 32 with 80-90 acc
    Is thr any chance to qualify main exam and getting job? if thr is no intrw then cutoff will be high

  2. sir i am from west bengal. I v attempted reas-40, math-26, eng-29, ga-36, comp-33. Total-164. Is there any chance?

  3. Hello sir I attempt 140. From Maharashtra state.please tell me what is the cut off of ibps mains 2016. my accuracy is 85% excluding english

  4. Hello sir I attempt 140. From Maharashtra state.please tell me what is the cut off of ibps mains 2016

  5. sir
    I attempted 115 only .
    I m from tamilnadu .
    belongs to sc category. .
    App – 15 ( one wrong )
    resng -(24) 100%
    comptr -(32) ( may be 2 wrong)
    eng – 24 (don’t knw )
    gk -( 20 ) ( 70%)
    is thre any possiblty fr postve reslt ..woryng more and tensnd …

  6. Sir, i have attempted overall question 146 in clerk main exams.
    Reasoning -31, maths-19, English -19, GK-37, Computer-40 for maharashtra category sc.
    Is there any chance for interview?

  7. Sir I appeared mains today.attemptd 122.maths-15, reasoning 24, gk-33, english 25 computer 25.is there any chance for interview.

  8. Sir what will be the safe number of total attempts like am from Karnataka and expected cutoff is 92-96 then how much I needattend attend sir plz give me some idea about this

  9. Hello Vaibhav Sir,
    Thanks for this informative article.
    Ques – I am from Bihar but will give exam in Maharastra.
    So the Cutoff marks will be based on Bihar or Maharashtra.
    Kindly clear my doubt sir, Thanks.

  10. Sir im cleared in ibps pre exam.and i want previous paper mains for practice and i also want all GK section knowledge.pls sir ye exams mujhe kaise bhi karke clear ho na hai

  11. Dear Team,
    As per IBPS PO RESULTS V HAD ALL OVER india cutoff so for clerk also their will b allover india cutoff.. Pease confirm..
    praveen chatter

  12. How many questions per section would be a good attempt Sir?
    A detailed post about the most scorable topics in each section will also be helpful. Kindly suggest

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