The Indian Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has already announced the examination dates for clerical cadre for December 2014. Eligible candidates who are successful enough in clearing the Common Written Exam (CWE) are selected to be placed in various Public Sector Banks. The entrance exam is conducted in online form.
Exams are scheduled for the month of December 2014 & hence it is high time that candidates start preparing for the same. Basically candidates need to prepare for five major subjects namely Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude/Numerical Ability, English Language, General Awareness & Computer Knowledge. Total 200 questions shall be asked consisting of 1 mark each i.e. 200 marks in all within a time duration of 120 minutes (2 hours). There is presence of negative marking. For every wrong answer, candidates need to sacrifice 0.25 marks(¼) as penalty. In vague of the IBPS clerk exam 2014, we bring before you the Tips to prepare for English Language.
Tips to prepare for English Language
It is always better to be aware about the pattern of exam as well as its format so as to score well. If a candidate is well informed about it, his/her chances to do well in the exam increases rapidly. Preparing in advance is always a good idea since one can avoid the last minute hassle. We hope through this article aspiring candidates get a new vision to prepare for the subject English Language. In that regard, candidate’s ability is put to test under different situations. Candidates please note that after the written exam is done, eligible candidates shall then appear for personal interview & group discussion round.
- When a candidate starts preparing for English Language all he/she has to do is be clear with the basics of English Grammar & language.
- Candidates must have an acquired knowledge on sentence formation skills.
- For those who already have the love for language would not find it really hard to crack it. But for all those who face problem in basic English Grammar & tense would really need to work hard for it & mend it for their own good.
- Questions shall be asked from areas like reading comprehension, grammar & vocabulary and these are the areas where in a candidate can score maximum.
- Apart from that questions are also being asked on idioms & phrases, synonyms & antonyms, sentence & passage reconstruction, phrase substitution, fill in the blanks, reading comprehensions etc..
- Candidates are requested to keep a reading habit which shall ease their task as well as build up an instinct of sentence formation.
- Increase your vocabulary as much as possible by reading various stuff, newspapers, magazines, general knowledge books etc..
- One can also opt for the theory of elimination. Although time consuming, this theory assures to provide you the correct option every time. The only thing, one is supposed to do is put every option in the blank & check out its relevance with the given sentence in question in order to know its importance.