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IBPS RRB 2021 Preparation Tips

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Feb 17, 2021

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IBPS RRB is a very good opportunity and thus lakhs of students take this exam every year. Since the number of vacancies is limited, the exam is very competitive. The students taking this exam need to have a thorough knowledge of every detail and plan a strict study plan in order to crack this exam.

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IBPS RRB 2021 - Preparation Highlights

It is very important to have a proper preparation strategy within a decent time before the exam to cover the entire syllabus. Besides a subject-wise routine, you must also follow certain general preparation strategies for overall management of the syllabus. Instead of being to detail oriented, consider studying smartly by understanding the pattern of the specific exam. IBPS RRB exam is conducted as Prelims and Mains and your preparation should be planned accordingly as the syllabus varies from one to another.

Subject wise Tips

IBPS RRB 2021 Subject-wise Preparation Strategy

English Language

  • The best way to crack this portion is to have a thorough brush up on Grammar and solve previous years’ papers.
  • Inculcating a habit of reading also results in enhanced vocabulary.


  • Being the logical part of the paper, this section is very easy to score.
  • The only way to ace this portion of the paper is to revise after every practice.

Quantitative Aptitude

  • This includes topics from mathematics so learning the formulas and basic concepts is essential.
  • It is of utmost importance to practice this section regularly.

Computer Aptitude

  • This section is also easy and needs basic knowledge of Computer Hardware and Software.
  • Learning and practicing computer shortcuts helps with this section.

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General Tips

IBPS RRB 2021- General Tips for Preparation

  • Current Affairs don’t need a lot of practice. The candidates can crack this portion by just reading the newspaper every day.
  • Managing time and answering questions accurately is the most important strategy.
  • Current Affairs and Computer Aptitude are the least time-consuming sections in the paper.
  • On the other hand, quantitative aptitude takes the most time. So the best approach is to solve the questions candidates are sure of and finish the other sections before coming back for questions they are doubtful about.
  • Getting the reasoning portion correct is essential as the merit score is calculated from this section.
  • Many students make the mistake of devoting more time to tough topics while preparing and ignoring the easy ones. The easy topics are easy only if the students are regularly in touch with them and keep brushing whatever they have studied.
  • Solving practice papers and previous years’ question papers is the best way to judge your preparation and make the best strategies.
  • It is important to understand the best approach to problem-solving while preparation in order to give one’s best in the exam hall.
  • However, practice papers and question papers must be solved only after the syllabus is finished. Solving them without studying will only waste the candidates’ time.

IBPS RRB 2021 Books for Preparation

Just knowing the exam pattern and the syllabus won’t help until the students have the correct books, study materials, and practice papers. Here is a list of books for each topic that is very beneficial and covers the IBPS RRB 2021 Syllabus.

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Subject Suggested Books
General Awareness
  • Manorama Yearbook
  • Government of India Banking Awareness by BK Raut and SR Behera
  • India Year Book by Publications Division
English Language
  • High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin
  • Reading Comprehension, Ordering of Sentences, Ordering of Words and Cloze Test by Dilip Khushwaha
  • How to Read Better and Faster by Norman Lewis
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Agrawal
  • A New Approach to Reasoning by BS Sijwali and Indu Sijwali
Quantitative Aptitude
  • The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude by Dinesh Khattar
  • A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Agrawal
  • Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by RS Agarwal
  • A New Approach to Reasoning by BS Sijwali and Indu Sijwali
  • Kiran's Quantitative Aptitude Numerical Ability 2019
  • Magical Books On Quicker Maths by M Tyra
Computer Aptitude
  • Objective Computer Awareness and Banking Awareness
  • Objective Computer Awareness, Banking Awareness and Marketing Aptitude
  • Objective Computer Awareness
  • Computer Awareness Objective & Subjective

As suggested above, every topic has its own tips and tricks. It is very necessary to remember all the shortcuts and basic formulas to achieve accuracy and best time management. The best result is achieved by inculcating a habit of regular reading and practicing all the topics and giving adequate time to each of them.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.