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September 19, 2022 • 18:32 pm

Tips to Score Well in IBPS General Awareness Section

Tips to Score Well in IBPS General Awareness Section



IBPS designs its question paper very wisely. So that it can examine students in every aspect. There are various sections in IBPS exam and one of them is General Awareness. This section is designed to know how much aware a student is about current affairs, banking awareness theory, etc. If you wish to achieve any goal, then you need to plan. A plan will lead you to your goal and without any plan that goal will only be a dream.

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Current Affairs of last six months especially in reference to the Banking Industry.

Questions on the Indian Economy

International Economy


Indian Constitution Questions


Awards & Honors




​​​​​​​History of Banking

​​​​​​​Countries & and their Currencies

​​​​​​​Books & their Authors

​​​​​​​Banking Terms

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​RBI Functions, Fiscal-Monetary Policies, etc.



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Format of General Awareness Section


Format of General Awareness Section



How to prepare for General Awareness Section?


Here are some vital tips you can follow to crack general awareness section of IBPS PO. Many times students say they are unable to clear cut off marks in General Awareness section. So here are some important basic things you need to remember to score good and to clear cut off marks in this section.



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Prepare Frequently asked questions


Check out the type of questions which are asked in this section in previous years. Like according to previous year question paper questions were asked about revisions in repo rate, reverse repo rate, world peace day, anti-cancer day and other commemorating days.


How to Prepare for General Awareness Section


Follow news channels


News channels will give you latest updates about current affairs. This helps you in interview as well as in written exam. This can be your forte to be in top rankers list.



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Practice with Daily Quizzes


You should appear in quizzes on a daily basis so that you are able to find out your weak and strong areas. Daily quizzes will help you to work upon weak areas.



Read GK Magazines


Reading GK magazines are the best way to connect with this subjects. If you keenly want to crack IBPS Clerk exam you would like to read GK magazines. This section needs things mugged up. When you read and try to remember things, you will surely be able to score good in IBPS General Awareness section.



Make Notes for important date and Events


After reading the important dates and events you can make notes and read them frequently so that it will be easy to revise at the time of exam.



Take Mock Tests in time Bound Situations


You should take mock test serious in time bound conditions so that you can increase your efficacy. In IBPS exams all that matters is - TIME. If you can manage time in each section and attempt questions accordingly then you will be surely selected. Taking mock tests also increases your confidence to score better.



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Some Common Tips to Score good in IBPS GA section


Here are some most frequently asked questions in General Awareness section of IBPS exam. Mug them up to score good in your IBPS SO exam.

To destress you from the load of General Awareness we have simplified the list of topics in general awareness section of IBPS exam.

National Current Affairs

International Current Affairs


Science, Technology, Space & Defense Current Affairs

Economic Current Affairs

News and Awards

Static GK

Prepare capital and currency of countries

Full form of banking terms

Basic terms of banking terms

Complete knowledge about Asian games

Cabinet Ministers

India's Economy

Union budget, Railway budget


Rivers and Dams

Questions are often asked from these topics in IBPS exam so prepare well.



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Tips to Crack Banking Awareness




This section includes questions about recent winnings of popular awards in national and international context. The yearly awards or honors in gallantry, literature, sciences, etc. are asked under this topic. The famous awardees of the year, people who were honored in different fields, prizes won by champions in national, international games. It also includes famous prizes like Wimbledon, Pulitzer, Noble Prizes, etc.


Grammy Awards: International awards given in the field of music for outstanding achievements. It is one of the premier ceremony accolated by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and presents international platforms to talented singers, artists, lyricists, producers, etc.


Tips to Crack Banking Awareness


Jnanpith Awards: The literary award given in India is one of the most prestigious award with a monetary prize by Bhartiya Jnanpith trust. The candidates must know the recent winners of Jnanpith Awards.


Nobel Prize winners: Given to the scientists, researchers, and scholars for the breakthroughs in medicine, science, economics, literature, social work, etc. The most recent awardees in the related fields must be known by candidates.


Nobel Prize winners from India: The noble prize winners from India should be known by candidates.


Oscar awards: Academy award, it is presented in the field of cinema. It is one of the most prestigious awards given to the technical people behind a movie, actors, producers and directors.


Padma Awards: Indian awards awarded for highest civilian honor, the different Padma awards namely Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan.


Padma Shiri: The most recent award winners are asked in general awareness paper.


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Pulitzer prizes: Awarded in the field of newspaper, literary achievements, musical composition and online journalism.


Magsaysay Award winners from India: Candidates should know The Magsaysay awardees from the Indian continent.


Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awards: Given in the field of sports, by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India.



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Candidates should prepare the following abbreviations:

Related to bank's functioning,

Common terms that are related with day to day transactions

Policies which are initiated for mass levels

New schemes for customer benefits

Names of organizations

Basic Banking terms

Basic Financial Terms



Read about Organizations


RBI; NABARD; Planning Commission; 5 year plans; Finance Commission; World Bank. Reserve Bank of India's role in Indian banking system.



Economic/ Financial Terms & Concepts


GDP; GNP; PPP; HDI; Inflation; WPI; CPI; IIP; SLR; CRR; Repo rate; Reverse Repo; Bank rate; Mutual Funds, Open Market Operations; Money supply.
Foreign Exchange reserves of India.Different kind of accounts and corresponding interest rates.



Non-Banking Financial Companies


Definition, Difference from bank, etc. NPA and SARFAESI



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Acts, Committees & Legislation


Budget 2022; Economic Survey 2022, Railway Budget 2022; Companies Bill 2021-22



Banking Services


Assets, liabilities and working capital of a bank; NEFT; RTGS; Banking Correspondence agents; Bancassurance; Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

BASEL norms

Financial Inclusion and various initiatives for it.

Types of Markets, Money and banking instruments

Reverse Mortgage Loans.

Priority Sector Lending.

Banking Abbreviations, terms and concepts.

Headquarters of PSU's, Nationalized and Private Banks.



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General awareness section is scoring and it can easily take you through IBPS RRB exam or it can stop you in halfway. So this section plays a crucial role in the selection of any candidate. Prepare wisely with Eduncle.

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