How to Prepare General Awareness for IBPS PO Exam 2022?

Safalta Expert Published by: Kirti Singh Updated Wed, 12 Jan 2022 02:56 PM IST


If you have any doubt regarding the IBPS PO General Awareness section then read this full article to know all the important tips and tricks for this section.

General Awareness is totally unpredictable section of IBPS PO exam, as the type of question asked are not predefined. Also, there is a wide range of topics that comes under the General Awareness section. For getting knowledge related to all the topics we need to read daily newspaper, magazines and always read daily current affairs.
Moreover, if you have prepared this section well then you can also score good in this section. The IBPS PO focuses more on banking awareness. It is important to know the common banking terms, current affairs.


Moreover, banking awareness can help you to score well in the General awareness section of the IBPS PO exam. In this article we will know about How to prepare for General Awareness Section for IBPS PO.

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Topics wise Tips for General Awareness

1. Financial/Banking Awareness:
  • Make a habit to write daily banking sector’s current affairs notes like any banks mergers or scams, etc.

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    You can make notes from any good newspaper like The Hindu, Times of India, Hindustan Times. Also, revise previous notes daily so that you can remember it easily.
  • Solve previous year’s question papers of IBPS PO so that you can get familiar with the type of question asked.
  • Always select quality books for your preparation of financial awareness and also practice question paper banks of good authors and publishers. Below are the best books for the preparation of Financial Awareness:
Book’s Name Author Publication
Banking Awareness Editorial Team Arihant
Banking Awareness for SBI/IBPS Bank/Clerk/PO/SO/RRB & RBI exam Disha Experts Disha Publication
Banking Awareness (Banking Aptitude Test) (Bank PO/Officers Exam) RPH Editorial Board Ramesh Publishing House


   2. Current Affairs:
  • Reading newspapers is also important for Current Affairs section as well. It will boost your GK Learning. You will get updated with what is happening around you. Read two newspapers, one in your mother tongue and the other in the English language. The Hindu is the best newspaper for government exam preparation.
  • Watch a good News channel, it will increase your general knowledge. Read the breaking news and headlines.
  • Prepare daily current affairs notes, it will help to collect all the daily news in your own handwriting and will help to memorize it easily.
  • Write 1-2 liners, short notes so that you can revise them easily for the exam.
  • Moreover, you can also use the internet if don’t have time for reading the newspaper. E-newspapers are the best options for you to prepare daily current affairs. Below are some well know books for the preparation of current affairs:
Books Publication
Manorama English Yearbook Malayala Manorama
Current Affairs Yearly Arihant Experts
The Yearly Current Affairs Disha Experts
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     3. Static GK:
  • Always focus on the important topics like History, Geography, Indian Parliament, Indian Constitution Books and Authors, Countries – Capital/Currency, Sports and Trophies, Discoveries and Inventions.
  • If you have prepared this section well then you can score well, this is the most important part of General awareness.
  • Practice previous year's question paper so that you can know the important topics you have to focus on.
  • Below are the best books for the preparation of Static GK:
Books Publication
Lucent’s General Knowledge

Rapid General Knowledge 2021 for Competitive Exams

Disha Experts
General Knowledge R.S Aggrawal

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