IBPS English Preparation for Bank Exams 2018 - Tips & Study Material

IBPS English Preparation for Bank Exams 2018 - Tips & Study Material

IBPS English Preparation for Bank Exams 2018 - Tips & Study Material
Hello All IBPS Aspirants! 😊

English Section is one of the most important sections in Banking exams.

It is easy to score in this section as it only requires basic knowledge. It does not require as much time as we give to other sections of IBPS Exam.

Reasoning and aptitude part needs more hard work than English IBPS section. So scoring maximum marks in English Section will help in securing good overall results.

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There are some students who can complete this section within the time limit and some just leave and move ahead. To complete IBPS English within the time limit you must have basic knowledge of this section.

IBPS English Section - Check out the format

IBPS English Exam consists of following topics:

Section Prelims Exam Marks Main Exam Marks
Reading Comprehension 10 10
Cloze Test 5 10
Error Detection 5 5
Para Jumbles 5 5
Sentence Correction 5 5
Fill in the Blanks - 5

 Tips :

  • English is the easiest section of IBPS Bank Exam. So, it’s better if you can finish this section in 12 -15 mins.
  • Give more time to the toughest sections.
  • Attempt at least 18 questions correctly so that you can easily score good marks in IBPS English.

IBPS English Preparation: Section-Wise Tips!

Reading Comprehension

Reading comprehension in IBPS English consists of a passage and questions based on the passage. As the paper is online so candidates before reading the passage should once go through the questions. Once you read questions then you will get some idea about the answers.

 Tips :

  • Do regular practice with time. Since Passages are long so, you need to improve your speed.
  • First attempt questions which can be solved directly.
  • Once you finished with them, go for the grammar part.

Cloze Test:

Cloze test is a type of comprehension exercise in which the reader is required to add words that have been omitted from the passage. This has to be done by:

Filling the blanks in passages and comprehensions and choosing words in a running passage to maintain the sequence of various sentences in the paragraphs.

For every blank you will be given 5 choices and you have to select the closest one.

 Tips :

  • Read the passage thoroughly.
  • Link the previous and next sentences.
  • Be carefully with noun, pronoun, verb, preposition, conjunction, article, and tenses.
  • Eliminate options accordingly.

Sentence Correction

Sentence correction questions are based upon the fundamentals or basics of English language.

 Tips :

  • For this part, candidates must know the basic rules of grammar
  • To improve scores in this part, candidates must be regular with their reading.
  • Also, you must know the correct usage of words so that you can easily correct the sentences.

Error Detection

This English section contains error detection topics. Question in which you have to find out the errors related to grammar or spelling.

 Tips :

  • Candidates should be careful with grammar and should have a good understanding of sentence formation.
  • This is one of the least time-consuming questions in the English section. So, try to solve these in beginning.
  • Understand the sentence formation rules and also improve your sentence formation.

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Para Jumbles

Para Jumbles are the important questions asked in IBPS English exam. In these questions you have to rearrange the parts of sentences to form a meaningful sentence.

 Tips :

  • Read the sentences carefully and find what is being talked about in the paragraph.
  • Try to find out clue from pronouns, adverbs, article, definers, connectors, etc.
  • You should first arrange phrases and then add those phrases in a meaningful manner.
  • Knowledge of sentence formation rules is a must.

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Some important topics from IBPS English

Below we have provided the important topics of IBPS English section. So, candidates must focus more on these topics.


An adverb is a part of speech used to describe a verb, adjective, clause, or another adverb. It simply tells the readers how, where, when, or the degree at which something was done..

Sentence Correction

In IBPS English section, questions regarding sentence correction are asked. In this section, candidates have to correct the wrong sentence given in the question.

Spot the error

WError Spotting is one of the most important topics in IBPS English Syllabus. You just have to find the errors in the given sentence.

Active-Passive Voice

In this section, candidates need to convert an active voice sentence to a passive voice sentence or vice-versa. It can also be asked in fill in the blanks form.

Indirect-Direct Speech

This is the most important topic of IBPS English. Questions related to this topic are asked in almost all competitive exams. So, practice well for this topic. Learn all the rules for converting Direct Indirect Speech


Questions regarding the right use of tense are asked in English section. So, do your IBPS English Preparation well.


Words that are used to describe an event, action or state and parts of predicate are known as verbs. Simple questions regarding the use of verbs at a particular place are asked in IBPS English Exam.


In this topic, a statement or a sentence is jumbled up and candidates are required to arrange them in the proper order. The jumbled words often confuse candidates but regular reading pays off in such types of questions where one knows how to form a proper sentence.

Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms are those words which have similar meaning and antonyms are those words which have opposite meaning to a word. Questions related to this section can be asked in reading comprehension section or separately too.

Fill in the blanks

In this section, candidates are required to fill in the correct word that make up a correct sentence.

How to Improve English for IBPS?

Improvement in every task can be done with practice. You will face many challenges while preparing for the IBPS exam, but the fear of getting failure can only be overcome by practice and more practice.

My dear friends, there is no shortcut to SUCCESS. It can only be achieved with through knowledge, practice and smart work.

Here are some basic tips which will help you to improve your English for IBPS exam.

How to improve English for IBPS

Always talk in English: You must make a habit to talk in English. Always talk in English with your friends, family members or any other else. This will help you improve your English.

Reading Newspaper: Reading English newspaper will help you to understand the language better. You can pick one paragraph and re-write it. This will help you to improve your knowledge in case of tenses.

Watch English channels or movies with sub titles: While you watch English channels it will let you understand the accent. Watching English movies improve listening, speaking and understanding skills.

Solve English Test Series: Since one of the biggest challenge in IBPS English section is managing time. So, to compete with a better score, candidates should solve mock test papers regularly.

Learn the English Grammar rules through Eduncle's Study Material and test your quotient level with the Mock Test Papers for IBPS English section. MTPs designed following the previous year questions. Go ahead!  

Read long paragraphs from Editorial of newspapers. Most of the reading comprehensions and fill in the blanks are made up of the articles published in The Hindu or Indian Express. Try to read these articles in online mode on PC. This will not hinder your reading speed in the actual exam environment.

Reference Books for IBPS English

Below are the best books that candidates must refer for IBPS English Preparation:

  • Objective General English by RS Aggarwal

  • Objective English for Competitive Examinations (English) 5th Edition

  • English Improvement Course (With 4 Free Books) (English) 12th Edition

  • English Grammar by Murphy by Cambridge University Press

Above we have provided the proper guide to crack IBPS English. Hope, this will help you score good marks in this section.

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