Time Management Tips for IBPS Clerk Prelims 2021

By Jyoti Bisht|Updated : October 7th, 2021

Time management tips for IBPS Clerk Prelims 2021: IBPS Clerk 2021 notification will be coming out soon and it's the time to tighten your performance. We all know that there is the sectional time limit in IBPS Clerk Prelims exam. You will be given 20 minutes to attempt each section of the preliminary exam 2021. Now, considering the level of IBPS Clerk, you have to attempt the maximum number of questions accurately to score high. For this, you have to carefully manage sectional time to attempt maximum questions in all three subjects. 

 

Time management tips for IBPS Clerk Prelims 2021: IBPS Clerk 2021 notification will be coming out soon and it's the time to tighten your performance. We all know that there is the sectional time limit in IBPS Clerk Prelims exam. You will be given 20 minutes to attempt each section of the preliminary exam 2021. Now, considering the level of IBPS Clerk, you have to attempt the maximum number of questions accurately to score high. For this, you have to carefully manage sectional time to attempt maximum questions in all three subjects. 

This is necessary as you need to take care of the sectional as well as the overall cutoff and maximize your attempts at the same time. So, here we are with important time management tips for the IBPS Clerk Prelims exam 2021. Go through the tips mentioned in this post to manage your time among different sections of IBPS Clerk Syllabus properly for the preliminary exam of IBPS Clerk now and improve your sectional as well as overall attempts in the exam.

Time Management Tips for IBPS Clerk Prelims

Students often jump to attempting questions as soon as the timer in the exam starts, without any proper planning or focus on time management and as a result, they miss out the cutoff marks by a close margin. The preliminary exam is not merely a test of how well have you practiced the question, but also how smartly you manage things in the exam. 

You will be given 20 minutes to attempt each section. Now, what will be your target attempts? We know we can say it clearly by checking the exact level of the paper. But planning your strategy beforehand will give you an extra edge over others. In the below table, we are sharing the safe number of attempts which you should target accurately to clear the IBPS Clerk Prelims exam 2020.

Name of the Section

Safe attempts

English Language

24-26

Reasoning Ability

28 - 32

Numerical Ability

26 - 29

Total

75 + Accurately

Let us now have a look at the appropriate time that you should devote to different topics in order to maximize your attempts in the exam.

Note: All the section-wise topics provided below will not be asked in a single slot of the exam. We have provided the ideal time in which a particular topic should be solved to maintain proper speed in the exam and ensure sufficient attempts. So, don’t sum up the time of the topics given here, since all of them won't be asked together in any particular slot.

1. Time Management tips for Quantitative Aptitude of IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam

We have provided the maximum time that one should take on different topics that are asked in the exam. You will be having less than a minute to solve a particular question. So, practice a lot before the final exam to attempt maximum questions.

Name of the Topic

Time to be spent on it in an exam

Number Series

3-4 minutes

Quadratic Equations

3-4 minutes

Simplification/ Approximation

4-5 minutes

Data Interpretation (1-2 set)

3-4  minutes

Arithmetic Questions

7-9 minutes

Data Sufficiency

4-5 minutes 

Quantity based questions

4-5 minutes 

Attempt 35 Questions Quantitative Aptitude Mock Test in 20 minutes

Attempt Quantitative Aptitude Quizzes

2. Time Management tips for the English Language of IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam

While attempting the English section, do not spend more time than that mentioned below on any particular topic.

Name of the Topic

Time to be spent on it in exam

Reading Comprehension

5-6 minutes

Cloze test

3-4 minutes

Spotting Errors/ Sentence Improvement

3-4 minutes

Fillers

2-3 minutes

Para Jumbles/Sentence Rearrangement

3-4 minutes

Match the column

3-4 minutes

Phrase replacement

3-4 minutes

Attempt 30 Questions English Mock Test in 20 minutes

Attempt English Quizzes from here

3. Time Management tips for Reasoning Ability of IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam

Check out the time that you should spend on different topics of the reasoning section from the table below. Attempt those topics first which you find easy.

Name of the Topic

Time to be spent on it in an exam

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement (2-3 sets)

7-8 minutes

Syllogism

2-3 minutes

Inequality

2-3 minutes

Coding - Decoding

2-3 minutes

Alphanumeric Series

2-3 minutes

Input - Output

3-4 minutes

Miscellaneous Topics like Blood Relations, Direction, Ranking Alphabet Test etc.

3-4 minutes

Attempt 35 Questions Reasoning Mock Test in 20 minutes

Attempt Reasoning Quizzes from here

Overall Important Tips to manage time in IBPS Clerk Prelims 2021

  • Usually, students are not able to attempt many questions in the exam, despite knowing the proper solution. This is a result of improper time management.
  • So, do not spend too much time on any particular question. Read the question once and if nothing strikes you within a few seconds, it would be better to skip that particular question and solve the next one.
  • Start with your strongest topic. This way, you’ll be able to attempt sufficient questions, which will eventually boost your confidence and subside your nervousness. You’ll be able to utilize the remaining time in a much better way then.
  • Time-bound practice in mock tests is crucial. While giving the mock tests, always attempt the sections in the proper order and try to finish each section in the time frame allotted. 
  • Do not try to attempt each and every question. If you know a particular question would consume your time, it would be better to skip it at that time and keep it for the end.
  • Set your minimum attempts for individual sections and overall exam beforehand, based on the cutoff of the previous year. While giving the mock tests, try to meet those numbers and manage your time accordingly.

Download PDF of IBPS Clerk Prelims previous year paper

Join IBPS Clerk 2021 Online Classroom Program

Attempt BYJU'S EXAM PREP IBPS Clerk 2021 Test Series

Why BYJU'S Exam Prep Test Series?

  • Unlimited access to 18+ Bank and Insurance Exam mock tests
  • Mock Tests designed by Exam Experts.
  • Detailed Performance Analysis. 

Download the BYJU’S Exam Prep App Now. 

The most comprehensive exam prep app.

#DreamStriveSucceed

Posted by:

Jyoti BishtJyoti BishtMember since Apr 2021
Share this article   |

Comments

write a comment
Load Previous Comments
Tarun Chauhan
Last year Delhi cut off
S.chandra Jain
IBPS po Ka b aise post bnaaye
Meai Mawlong

Meai MawlongSep 11, 2020

Mam, Is the exam for RRB CRP-IX Group A officer scale 1 be conducted  tomorrow?
Uma Jadon

Uma JadonSep 18, 2020

Hyy sir my English is very weak so    I can crack this  exam
Akshata  Patil
Last year  Maharashtra cut off
Gramin

GraminSep 24, 2020

Thanks
Vadluri Harish
How to buy textbook
Sharada Pannammanahalli
Tq u sir for ur information

FAQs

  • Gradeup is now BYJU'S Exam Prep that offers the most comprehensive preparation for all exams. Get Monthly/Weekly Current Affairs, Daily GK Update, Online Courses, Latest Pattern Test Series and detailed Study Material from the top faculty at your fingertips. Want to learn more? Do not hesitate to contact our customer care here.

  • For the IBPS Clerk Prelims 2021 Exam, the aspirants need to have a crisp study plan which follows a time management regime. Of course, more questions can be done if you break down the hectic study schedule according to the time management.

  • According to the experts, to score better marks you can follow this time management for IBPS Clerk Quant Section-

    Number Series: 3-4 minutes

    Quadratic Equations: 3-4 minutes

    Simplification/ Approximation: 4-5 minutes

    Data Interpretation (1-2 set): 3-4 minutes

    Arithmetic Questions: 7-9 minutes

    Data Sufficiency: 4-5 minutes 

    Quantity based questions: 4-5 minutes 

  • The candidates can follow this time management for IBPS Clerk Reasoning 2021-

    Puzzles and Seating Arrangement (2-3 sets): 7-8 minutes

    Syllogism: 2-3 minutes

    Inequality: 2-3 minutes

    Coding - Decoding: 2-3 minutes

    Alphanumeric Series: 2-3 minutes

    Input - Output: 3-4 minutes

    Miscellaneous Topics like Blood Relations, Direction, Ranking Alphabet Test etc.: 3-4 minutes


  • The aspirants can score really well if they have practiced English Section rigorously and with the selection of right time management for IBPS Clerk English 2021. You will definitely score the highest.

    Reading Comprehension: 5-6 minutes

    Cloze test: 3-4 minutes

    Spotting Errors/ Sentence Improvement: 3-4 minutes

    Fillers: 2-3 minutes

    Para Jumbles/Sentence Rearrangement: 3-4 minutes

    Match the column: 3-4 minutes

    Phrase replacement: 3-4 minutes

PO, Clerk, SO, Insurance

BankingIBPS ClerkNABARDSBI PONIACL AOIDBISBI ClerkIBPSLICESICJAIIBBNPBSCBPSCBRBIOtherQuick LinkMock Test
tags :PO, Clerk, SO, InsuranceGeneralIBPS Clerk OverviewIBPS Clerk NotificationIBPS Clerk Apply OnlineIBPS Clerk Eligibility CriteriaIBPS Clerk Vacancy

PO, Clerk, SO, Insurance

BankingIBPS ClerkNABARDSBI PONIACL AOIDBISBI ClerkIBPSLICESICJAIIBBNPBSCBPSCBRBIOtherQuick LinkMock Test
tags :PO, Clerk, SO, InsuranceGeneralIBPS Clerk OverviewIBPS Clerk NotificationIBPS Clerk Apply OnlineIBPS Clerk Eligibility CriteriaIBPS Clerk Vacancy

Follow us for latest updates