How to prepare for Indian Post Payment Bank Scale I Exam

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How to prepare for Indian Post Payment Bank Scale I Exam

How to prepare for Indian Post Payment Bank  Scale I Exam

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Indian Post Payment Bank (IPPB) is conducting written examinations for the post of Assistant Manager (Scale I, Scale II, Scale III, Scale IV). The Exam is being conducted in the month of December and January. Many Students have applied for the exam. This post is dedicated to sincere students for preparation tactics.

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The Written Exam will be conducted in two phases : Preliminary and Mains Exam. The third stage will be of Interview. The Indian Post Payment bank will be conducting its Phase I ( Preliminary Exam ) in the month of January. The Tentative dates are 8th and 9th January, 2016.

First of all, let us Discuss the Exam pattern of the written Examination-

Indian Post Payment Exam Pattern-

There will be 100 questions worth 100 marks. There are three sections English, Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude. English carries 30 Questions, Quantitative Aptitude carries 35 questions and Reasoning Ability carries 35 questions. The total time allotted is of 1 hour. Given Below is the exam pattern in tabular form-


Sl no.Subject/ SectionsNo. of questions Marks Time DurationMode of Exam
2.Quantitative Aptitude35 35 Time of Objective
3.Reasoning Ability 35351 hour


Note- There is provision of Negative marking also. .25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer marked by the candidates.

Let us now focus on the syllabus of IPPB Preliminary exam-

Reasoning Ability

Observation, Arithmetical Reasoning And Figural Classification, Decision Making, Analogies. Statement-Conclusion, Coding And Decoding, syllogisms, Non- verbal Series, Miscellaneous

Quantitative Aptitude 

Profit & Loss, Time & Distance, Ratio and proportion, Time &Work, Number Systems. Fractions, Decimals, Percentages, Averages, Ratio and Proportion, Surface Area and Volume, Factors, Equations, compound and Simple Interest, Mensuration and trigonometry.

English Syllabus

Idioms & Phrases, Sentence structure ,Vocabulary, Comprehension, Synonyms, Fill ups,One word substitutions, Sentence Rearrangement, Subject-Verb Agreement , miscellaneous etc

Some Important Exam Strategies-

  1. There are three sections , so should manage one’s time according to respective sections. The Most recommended by the the toppers and sincere students of Delhi/NCR is – 24 to 25 minutes for Maths, 19 to 20 minutes for Reasoning ability, 14- 15 minutes for English.
  2.  In English, one should focus on comprehension part. Comprehension includes Sentence reaarangement,  reading comprehension passages, Cloze test and fill in the blanks etc.
  3. In maths, do focus more on linked questions like Data Interpretation, series, Numerical ability etc. Attempting linked questions first, consumes less time as compared to attempting individual questions.
  4. For reasoning, practice is the key to success, topics like blood relations, direction sense test prove to be scoring. One should also keep in mind  that topics like complex sitting arrangement should be skipped at a first glance.
  5.  At the end of the day, in order to have good speed one should daily practice Mock test.
  6. Best of luck for Exams!!!

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