The remarkable increase in the number of candidates attending the IBPS exam reveals the growing popularity of the exams conducted to fill up posts of specialist officer, PO, and clerk in the various nationalised banks of India.
Only a small percentage of the candidates manage to score high and get selected. This is mainly due to lack of proper preparation. Inadequate preparation increases stress prior to and during the exam, making you perform below your capacity. From procrastination to unfavourable circumstances, there are several reasons that can prevent you from performing well.
The level of difficulty of the questions makes the exam tough to crack for newbies as well as for those who already wrote it before. Here are some tips to help you prepare well and avoid stress on the exam day.
When you show interest in the preparation and motivate yourself to perform well, it is possible to succeed. To keep you motivated, the first step to take is avoid putting off things needlessly. Procrastination leaves you very little time for practice, resulting in unnecessary stress and anxiety during the exam. Delaying preparation leads to:
Once you have embarked on taking up a career in banking, you need to stay focused and adhere to a proper study plan. Disciplined and consistent approach is necessary. Motivation helps you achieve this.
Set appropriate milestones and long and short term objectives. Form a precise study plan that focuses on each section individually.
While preparing, it is common for friends and family to put pressure on you. The best way to handle criticism is to stop objectifying negative comments targeted at you and instead channelize your energy on positive efforts. When you use the criticisms as a chance to excel, you can further boost your preparation level.
During the exam, make sure you read all the questions carefully before you choose the answer. Attempt the questions first you are confident about and move on to the difficult ones later. This will help you save precious time and leave you with more time to solve the hard questions. When you have prepared well and planned a good strategy on answering the questions, you will be calmer and relaxed. All the very best!