The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has scheduled the mains examination for IBPS PO Recruitment on November 18, 2018.IBPS PO Mains 2018: Division of marksIBPS Mains Examination will constitute 155 questions for 200 marks to be answered within the duration of 3 hoursThe Examination will be divided into 4 sections i.e. Reasoning and Computer Section, English, Data Interpretation and General AwarenessThe overall time allotted for IBPS PO Mains 2018 is 180 minutesGeneral AwarenessThis will be the Game changer in this Examination as higher the attempt in this section will be directly proportional to your selection.Topics to Focus on:1. Financial AwarenessThis topic will include Current Affairs specifically related to all the Financial Institutions and presently occurring changes within the Financial/ Banking/ Economic Industry.2. Current AffairsNationalInternationalAgreementsAppointmentsSchemesSummitsAwardsBusinessEconomyBankingImportant daysSports3. General KnowledgeEnglish SectionThis section will have mixed questions from both grammar and non-grammar section. So, practice more and more questions, increase vocabulary by learning new words.Reading ComprehensionCloze Test Error DetectionIdioms and Phrases ParaJumble Sentence CompletionPhrase ReplacementVocabulary based questionsOdd one out cum para jumblesParagraph Based QuestionsReasoning SectionThe best part of the reasoning section is that it can be solved by using common sense. Presence of mind is more than sufficient to solve these problems. Focus on Syllogism. Practice Visual/ Verbal Reasoning more so that you manage to score lead. Try to attempt at least 80 per cent of reasoning questions with full accuracy.advertisementImportant topics:Series: Alpha-Numeric, Alphabetical, Alpha-Numeric SymbolInequalityCoding- DecodingOrder and RankingData SufficiencySitting ArrangementComplex ArrangementBlood RelationDirectionsSyllogismLogical ReasoningInput and OutputQuantitative SectionData Interpretation questions will be there in the huge number. The route towards the success lies in increasing the number of accurate attempts as the time given for the section is more than the real time to complete the section especially in case of quant. This doesn’t mean that you can increase your guesses as it will have a negative impact. Quantitative section is completely based on practice as in this you required good speed with accuracy, which can only be achieved by practice.Important topics:SimplificationAverageRatio and ProportionData InterpretationMensuration and GeometryProfit and LossNumber SeriesSpeed, Distance and TimeTime and WorkData SufficiencyNumber SystemMixture and AllegationsLinear EquationPermutation and Combination and ProbabilityComputer KnowledgeLearn abbreviations, shortcuts, basic theories related to MS Office, OS and basic computerRead topic by topic each day so that you didn’t feel monopolyImportant topics:Number SystemHistory of ComputersHardwareSoftwareDatabase (introduction)Communication (Basic Introduction)Networking (LAN, WAN,)Internet (Concept, History, working environment, Application)Security Tools, Virus, HackerMS Windows, MS OfficeLogic GatesHere we conclude our article on IBPS PO Mains exam last minute preparation tips. Have faith in your preparation and you will persevere.–Prashant Pandey, Exam expert at OnlineTyari.com shares the tips and tricks for the students.