Tips to clear English Language Paper in Bank PO Exams


English language is a compulsory section in almost all bank PO exams. Some banks specify this as a qualifying section where as some others count the marks scored in this section along with the total score for ranking. Even though the section acts as a qualifying one, this section has its own importance like other sections. The candidate should obtain minimum cut off marks to qualify the test. Good English skills are also required to do well in the descriptive section of Bank PO exams.

Question pattern of English paper in Bank PO Exams

The total of 50 questions is generally asked in the English section. This will consist of questions from

  • Comprehension passage: 15 questions
  • Sentence correction: 10 questions
  • Sentence rearrangement: 5 questions
  • Phrase replacement: 10 questions
  • Paragraph filling blanks: 10 questions

Though this is the general pattern for Bank PO exams, one can expect slight alterations in the mentioned pattern for different exams.

Tips to crack English paper in Bank PO Exams

Time management is very important to crack competitive bank exams. The candidate has to answer the questions within the time limits specified. Therefore, the candidate should be aware of the time factor and the need to plan out answering each section within a targeted time frame. Those with strong vocabulary can easily pass the section. Vocabulary can be developed by continuous reading. Reading newspapers will be beneficial to improve the vocabulary and also to increase the general awareness. Writing short notes on current affairs will help the candidate to do improve English skills and to perform well in descriptive paper.

As the grammatical skills of the candidate is evaluated during the test, knowledge on the same is also essential to get through the exam.  If the candidate can understand the comprehension passage quickly, they can score 15 marks with out any difficulty. The aspirants should leave doubtful questions, as there is negative marking for wrong answers. Practicing question papers of previous years is one of the best methods for cracking Bank exams.

Take the help of Coaching Centers

Approaching coaching centers for training is another good option to improve English language skills. This option is much suited for candidates who find it difficult to prepare individually. Popular coaching centers such as T.I.M.E, Career point, etc will guide the candidate with tips to crack various Bank PO exams. They often carry out model tests to give practice to candidates and also to evaluate the performance of the candidate in each section. This will also help the candidates to review their preparation themselves and take corrective measures to improve their performance in the English Paper.



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4 Responses to “Tips to clear English Language Paper in Bank PO Exams”

  1. 4

    which book will be read for english to improve our eng

  2. 3

    which book wlishil be read for english to improve our eng

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    pankaj kumar:

    sir how to solve the sentence arrangement

  4. 1

    Pls Tell me the best coaching centers in east Delhi for bank PO/ clerk & also regards for English speaking centers.