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General Awareness: Is It The Most Dreaded Subject of IBPS?

No matter how good your preparation for IBPS exams is, there's one subject that generally succeeds in making you nervous.

Sagar Mavani 

IBPS,recruitment, Bank

No matter how excellent your preparation for exams is, there’s one subject that generally succeeds in making you nervous. is one such section that unflinchingly gives you fears of the unknown, which in turn begins to shake your self-confidence. When a candidate sits down to study GA, initially he or she may feel it is difficult to remember massive data, current affairs and trending topics. And the biggest question that haunts them is: What about other subjects if I focus more on GA? It is too vast to cover. How will I be able to complete the other subjects? One, however, needs not to worry about all this. Such thoughts are absolutely natural. With proper references and study materials, one can have their confidence and perform improved day by day. It is actually simple to predict or have an overall Idea of the questions of GA considering the past trends, the current most debated issues.

How to deal with GA: Keep in mind that IBPS General Awareness is a section which can certainly change your complete performance expressively.

  • More Focus, Higher Returns: Try focusing on one topic at a time, be thorough. It is a High Risk with High Return subject meaning you are completely oblivious to what can be asked, what not. There is no definite syllabus. You can have an idea of the pattern of questions considering the past trends. Once you know answer the questions you can finish off the questions quickly and move on to other sections, thereby using maximum time for critical sections.
  • Study with Fellow Beings: Group study is one of the best methods to master this subject. Although most of the candidates prefer to study alone for such exams like IBPS, you can simply split different sections among yourselves and discuss at a particular time during the week. What is the advantage? It helps you with quick preparation/ understanding your position and that of your friends. It is the best way to stay motivated. It will also help you discover your strengths and weaknesses. It is always best to acknowledge your weaknesses and discuss them with your friends, mentors.
  • Leveraging: section is the section that can highly be leveraged, if you can score high in the same.
  • Stay Updated: It is better and the best practice to follow good channel. Watching and hearing strengthens your visualization and helps you better your retention. Always subscribe to banking magazines, read newspapers and other online materials related to bank exams. In the age of ‘online-ness’ and social media, one can have an instant access to any source. Take advantage of this.
  • Practice Test: IBPS Mock tests or online tests are like the net practice of cricket. An excellent performance of a cricketer on the field is due to rigorous sessions of net practice. Similarly one must take a mock test to better their performance and can have an actual feel of real-time exam. Solve past question papers, to learn several terminologies related to banking industry and economy.
Know that one cannot master or haven an instant edge over in. It takes time to master most of it. Kindly make notes on on regular basis by adding content that you chance upon while reading or interacting with others. Section includes questions related to current affairs, sports, government schemes, economy, banking awareness, banking theory and the like. It is best to refer to the excellent source of general knowledge.

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First Published: Mon, October 16 2017. 12:53 IST