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11 Preparation Tips to Clear IBPS-RRB PO Exam

By Barnali Barman
Last updated on 30th Oct 2021

The IBPS RRB PO exam is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection to recruit potential candidates forming the backbone of the participating Regional Rural Banks from all over the country.

This exam is conducted in three stages. These are the Preliminary exam, the Mains Exam and the Interview. Once you are able to clear this exam, you will be appointed as Probationary Officers (PO) also known as Official Scale I. The subjects included in the syllabus of this subject are Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, Computer Aptitude, Economy and Banking Awareness, English and Hindi Language, and Quantitative Aptitude.

Preparation Tips for IBPS RRB PO

As the IBPS RRB PO exam is one of the highly competitive exams, you should have a proper strategy and plan. Some of the important tips have been mentioned below:

1. Time Management

To solve the question paper within a stipulated time is very challenging. Without proper practice, you won’t be able to manage your time during the exam. To manage your time, you will have to practice as many mock tests as possible. It will help you to get an idea of how to solve the question paper within a stipulated time.

2. Don’t Waste Time

Many candidates make the mistake of wasting their time only on one question. Stop wasting much time only on one question to get the correct answer. Because a stipulated time is allotted for each section. If you keep in mind this fact while practising mock tests it will be your habit that will help you to maintain it during the exam too.

3. Prepare a Study Plan

A study plan always helps you to get focused on your study without getting distracted. Always make a study plan at your convenience. Because if you make a plan which is impracticable to follow won’t help you anymore. Rather it will create problems for you.


4. Collect the Study Material

Try to collect the best study materials and books. Nowadays, many study materials are available online and you can buy them without any difficulty. There are many websites that provide study materials. While choosing the book you should be very careful. Buy those books which have the ability to clear the basic concepts.

5. Don’t Take Much Stress

By staying stress-free will instil positivity in your mind. Stress makes you weak and negative. You won’t be able to maintain a healthy competition by taking stress. Stress also reduces memory power and concentration. Therefore, to reduce the stress you can do meditation and exercise regularly. It will help you to maintain good physical and mental health.

6. Healthy Diet

Health is wealth. A healthy body can lead us to success. To maintain good health you should also maintain a healthy diet. Always eat green vegetables, fruits and plenty of water and avoid junk foods. By maintaining a healthy diet will also help you to keep the illness at bay.

7. Apply Pomodoro Technique

A smart study will help you to reach your goal soon. Therefore, to study smartly, you can apply the Pomodoro technique. This technique suggests breaking the time into short intervals. According to this technique, when you study for 25 minutes and take a rest for 5 minutes, you are able to study more efficiently. By studying this way also helps you to retain things in a faster way.


8. Apply Kaizen Method

Kaizen methodology believes that continuous small improvements have the capability to bring big changes. If you also apply this method in your study you will be able to get a positive result. You can apply this method when you study complicated topics or subjects. When you practice a complicated topic by taking a portion of it, you will be able to make that topic easy.

9. Compete With Yourself

Instead of comparing your performance with others, you should try to compare yourself. Try to be the best version of yourself. It will help you to maintain a healthy competition. It will help you to figure out how much you have been able to improve yourself.

10. Be Self-Confident

Always have faith in yourself. Confidence increases when you work hard properly and in the right direction. Self-confidence is very important to get success in any field. For IBPS RRB exam preparation, you should have self-confidence.

11. Enjoy the Preparation

To get success in anything, whether study or work, you must enjoy the process. Without enjoying it, you won’t be able to dedicate yourself completely to that particular work. To enjoy the process of study, you should do something you love doing.


Bank exams are highly competitive exams. Amongst all other bank exams, the IBPS RRB PO exam is also one such exam where lakhs of candidates appear for. To become successful in this exam, one should be well prepared.

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