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IPPB Preparation: How to crack IPPB exam

Last Updated - May 09, 2017

IPPB 2017 is only a week away. The Multiple-choice questions based IPPB examination of 60 minutes’ duration will be held on January 7th and 8th, 2017. There are 1700+ vacancies for the post of IPPB Officer Scale I, II, III and V.

Its high time to buck up with the preparation. Whether you’ve left it till the last minute or you are ahead of the game, our last-minute preparation tips will help to ensure exam success. With the right and positive strategy for the exam it gets easier to tackle the difficult sections along with keeping a track of the time.

The exam pattern for IPPB Scale I officer is pretty straight-forward. So, stay fully focused for the next few days and give your best shot. Without wasting time, here our Top revision hacks to get your brain in gear and get your feeling confident enough to do the best possible job.

Deep breath, let’s do this!

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  • Think Positive: Keep a positive mental attitude and believe in yourself. You can only ever do your best, as long as you put the work in. There’s absolutely no reason you shouldn’t achieve to the best of your abilities. You really can do this, promise!
  • Make use of Techniques: Quant section may include lengthy calculations. So, to accentuate your speed and save time, practice a lot of shortcut techniques and use them while solving questions.Try to memorize formulas, tables, squares & cubes to escalate your promptness to solve. At the last moment, this is the best technique to follow for preparation.
  • Time Management: Make a proper time schedule, focused on both proper studying as well as revision on the same day. Dedicate 60% of your time towards practice and analysis, and the remaining 40% towards revision.
  • Stay focused: Though you are studying last minute and may be trying to cram as much information in your brain as you can. By doing this, you should try to take short study breaks. Even doing 5-10 minutes of exercise during your study break can help you stay fit and mentally prepared towards taking an exam.
  • Sleep well: This is the most important and frequently overlooked strategy. Our brains are at their best when they are rested. If you sit for an exam while exhausted, you will have a much harder time recalling the information you need to earn a high score. So, keep yourself focused and on-topic, but avoid studying late night.
  • Have healthy snacks: Have healthy, energizing snacks while you study so you can stay focused and not become too weird or too lethargic. Go for healthier options so your body has the energy it needs to stay focused and study.
  • Get rid of distractions: To study effectively at the last minute, you should create a distraction free zone in your room or general area.
  • Revise Everywhere: If something is just not sinking in, plaster it everywhere. Make it your desktop wallpaper on the computer, your phone lock screen and even shove a post it in your lunchbox so it’s drilled into your brain. Even the shower isn’t off limits.
  • Don’t just read: Last minute revision isn’t going to be helpful if you just reading through your text books or looking over notes. Test yourself with practice papers, write cheat sheets, watch videos to add some variety to your revision.

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Section Wise Preparation Strategy

To crack the IPPB Scale I Officer Exam, one must study English language, Quantitative aptitude and Reasoning. The aspiring candidates are advised to stay calm and focused on your ultimate goal. No exam is tough until you do with full dedication & hard work. Below are the section wise preparation tips for IPPB Scale I Officer.

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English language

To do better in this section, the candidates need to practice hard to sharpen their grammatical skills. Must learn according to the below terms-

Reading HabitRead a standard newspaper daily. It will help you solve RC passages.
VocabularyBuild a strong vocabulary
Sample PapersPractice from model papers to get a rough idea about the examination.
Time ManagementTry attempting questions in one go. Don’t re-visit questions.


The candidates are required to pay special attention while preparing for this section. Candidates can improve their reasoning by solving puzzles within a time limit. Following steps need to be focused-

ExposureTry attempting varied questions from different sources.
PracticeIn order to clear basics and score well.
GuessworkNever recommended. Attempt questions only if you’re sure.

Quantitative Aptitude

It is the major section of the IPPB Scale I Officer Exam. The section need regular practicing, as this section is considered to be a tough one. The key here is to build a strong foundation. Once that is done, any question can be solved. Evaluate the below steps to score well-

BasicsBuild your basics strong
FormulasLearn formulas by heart & understand their application.
Short cutsIf possible, learn shortcuts in order to save time

“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.”

All the Best!!!



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