How to master English Section for Banking Exams

Now-a-days there is a cut-throat competition for getting a banking job because of which every aspirant who wishes to see himself or herself as a professional banker should possess some unique qualities and intelligence.

So it is the need of the hour to be a master in all the section of banking exam.

Here in this article we will discuss the strategy to master English section.

PURPOSE:- We should know that the main purpose of this section is to test the candidate’s English language skills and proficiency. Questions will be asked on English vocabulary, grammar, fill in the blanks, sentence completion, synonyms & antonyms, jumbled sentences, error & rectification, prepositions, etc.



  1. The best way to prepare for this section is to work on the basics of English language and grammar and to brush up on those skills.
  2. The vital tool to deal this section is “TIME MANAGEMENT”. You need to answer 25-30 questions in just 15-20 minutes.
  3. You need to gain accuracy and speed by daily practicing this section with a “STOP WATCH”.  You should try to solve at least two section tests and one mock test every day till the day of the exam.
  4. Spend time studying basic rules of Grammar from the book Wren & Martin. These rules will help you crack many topics in the paper. Unlike Vocabulary, the rules and concepts are often repeated. So if you practice enough, you will likely secure 5-10 marks in the paper.
  5. Go through commonly asked Word Lists and try to revise their meanings for the vocabulary section.
  6. Pick the questions you faced difficulty with from past papers or current banking magazines like Pratiyogita Darpan or Banking Service Chronicle and solve them by timing yourself.
  7. It is advisable if you start with the Vocabulary section first as you can get several marks in one go. Also it is the fastest to get through.
  8. Get to the Reading Comprehension section next. After a quick reading make sure to attempt the fact and vocab based questions in the RC before you attempt the theme/main idea based questions.
  9. The Verbal Ability section should come next because it is relatively easy and scoring. If your Grammar is weak, attempt it last as it might be a little tricky and hence time consuming.
  10. Read THE HINDU newspaper on a daily basis. This will really help those candidates who need help and improvement with their written and spoken English skills.

The English Section for the Banking exam can be broadly divided into 4 parts as given below:-

  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Verbal Ability
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