How to Prepare General Awareness for IBPS PO Mains Exam 2020

By Sheetal Goyal|Updated : October 20th, 2020

General Awareness Preparation Strategy for IBPS PO Main 2020: IBPS PO Main Exam is scheduled to be held on 28th November 2020With only a month left for the exam, it becomes very essential the way you utilize these days.

By now the preliminary phase is over and students have already started preparing for the Mian exam 2020. Along with Reasoning and computer aptitude, Data Analysis and Interpretation and English section the most important section is General, Economy/Banking Awareness.


If you prepare this section well, you can easily score up to 35+ marks easily here. Also, the time allotted to attempt this section is 35 minutes, which is a good amount of time.

If we analyze the last year's Main exams of IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I, SBI Clerk and IBPS RRB Office Assistant, we can see that a good number of questions were asked from the Current Affairs of last 5-6 months, some questions were from static Awareness and very few from banking awareness.

Overall, you cannot afford to skip any of the sectors of this subject and you have to prepare this section thoroughly.

After knowing the importance of this section, it becomes very important to prepare this section with the right strategy and full dedication. So, we are going to share some important tips and General Awareness preparation strategy. We advise you all to follow these tips and get benefitted.

Tips to Prepare General Awareness for IBPS PO Main Exam 2020

Below are the tips to prep smart the General Awareness Section for IBPS PO Main Exam 2019:

1. Bifurcate the Topics:

It is very important for a student to classify the sub-topics of this section so as to prepare this section well. And it becomes very easy to accomplish any work if you divide it into parts. In the same way, divide the topics to be studied in GA in small packets and prepare them one by one. This subject may be divided into the following sub-parts:

  • Static GK-This part includes topics like details related to the Indian States and Culture, Countries & their capitals & currencies; National Parks; Wildlife Sanctuaries, Politicians and their Constituencies, etc
  • Financial/ Banking Awareness- This topic includes topics like Banking & Economy, Roles & functions of RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, EXIM, NHB, Banking Exchange Rates, etc
  • Current Affairs -  This includes all the current happenings of India as well as of the World. Events that have a political or social significance becomes more important and have a good chance of being asked in the exam. 

2. Keep yourself Updated:

Prepare Current Affairs on a daily basis. At the time of exam, you can revise all the current affairs in monthly PDF. This will help you in memorizing the current affairs better. Make daily notes on important events and revise them regularly.

3. Read Newspaper:

The best source material one can get for IBPS PO Main General Awareness or for any competitive exam would require a thorough and selective reading of the newspapers like The Times of India (TOI), The Hindu, Economic Times, etc.  This will also improve your reading habits and will help you in solving Reading Comprehension. You will get to know what's happening around you, this will definitely help you in the interview round. Newspaper is the best source of content for GA and covers all the topics related to Banking/ Financial Awareness.

4. Solve Previous Papers Papers:

This is one of the smartest and best approaches to prepare by solving through the previous papers. This will give you an idea of the topics and level of the exam so that you can prepare accordingly. You will also come to about the important topics which are often asked in the exam. This will help you to know the topics which you need to prepare the most.

5. Daily Practice:

Giving daily mocks is the best approach to analyze your exam preparation. you can give a full length mock or even individual tests. Do not forget to give daily GA Quizzes because as we all know the GA section is the most scoring and interesting subject to prepare. Just prepare the GA section daily. The more you will practice, the more you will memorize the questions. And the best thing is that these quizzes can be given anytime, anywhere. For instance, you can solve a quiz of 10 questions while commuting to work, in the lunch break, after a continuous study of 2-3 hrs, etc.

For this, you can take help from us through GA Daily Quizzes.

6. Prepare Current Affairs on priority:

Taking into account the recently held exams like SBI Clerk Main Exam 2019 and IBPS RRB Officer Scale-1/Office Assistant exams, priority was given to the current affairs of the last 5-6 months and static GK was asked the least. So, make notes of daily current affairs and revise them daily with full dedication.

7. Maintain Accuracy:

Do not compromise with accuracy. Attempt questions only if you are 100%. DO NOT GO FOR RANDOM GUESSING. This is one of the most common mistakes that almost every student encounter. 

8. Do not waste much time over a question:

Do not get waste time on any one particular question. Instead, leave that question and move on to the remaining question and mark that question for review.

9. Use the elimination method:

This technique works in most of the questions. Even if you don't remember the exact answer to the question, yet you can answer it by eliminating 2-3 options.

Click on the given links to access useful content for GA Section:

Daily GK Update

Daily Current Affairs Quiz

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