Ans 3) Well to be honest, i haven’t actually prepared much for the PO. But it would be unfair to the IBPS exam if i say i cleared the exam without any preparation. The level of exam was very good this year. I had a good reasoning, quantitative, and logical aptitude from before and anyone who has such qualities, just need to understand the pattern, type of questions, scoring and non-scoring areas, questions which should not be attempted and avoided etc. and practice some 20-30 sets. I did the same thing.
I just picked previous year paper/ pratice set and tried to solve them. It kind of gave me an idea what i need to improve on and which sections i had to focus.
Ans 4) Well i would say before picking out any book or anything, just solve previous years papers first. Solve two-three papers. Don;t get bothered by your score. And then section by section, question by question, analyse yourself. Gauge where you stand. There may be many who would end up getting very minimal score, you guys need to start from the beginning. There would be many, infact most of the serious aspirants who would be getting average marks, you guys should just focus on the parts where you think you got to improve. Don’t learn too much, be exam specific.There are many good books in the market, but don’t get confused. Pick any good one: I had GK Publications book.
Most importantly, have belief in yourself and God. If anyone thinks he can’t do this, i bet he will never even if he has talent and ability to do this. More than talent, ability and knowledge, this is a mental game. I am not saying that talent, knowledge and ability don’t matter. Every good serious candidate will have these armours. But to separate yourself from others,you got to play this game smartly and intelligently. Wish you all the best and good luck. Thank you.