In this article, you can able to understand the best preparation strategy for HR competitive exams like PUS HR Exam, UGC NET HRM, IBPS SO HR Mains, BOM SO HR, and other Human Resource (HR) Exam. This is a common preparation plan for any kind of HR exam with different preparation strategies. This exam preparation plan will help you to manage your available time. 

The right approach and perfect plan or strategy is the key to cracking any competitive exam. In this article, we will discuss HR Exams Preparation Strategy with help of five steps and five stages to crack the written test(CBT) of any PSU HR Exams, UGC NET HRM, IBPS SO HR Mains, and other HR exams. This preparation strategy is most suitable for working professionals, students, and homemakers.

Let us look at a 6-step full-proof preparation strategy with 5-stages of achievable goal setting.


If you are reading this article you might apply for some HR exam or planning to crack HR exam so most of the PSUs notify its exam pattern in the official recruitment notification, if you are preparing for UGC NET HRM then its exam pattern is already available on NTA website or can check current or previous notification, if you are preparing for IBPS SO HR Mains, there is already exam pattern available in our blog or can check IBPS official website or if any other HR exams also definitely exam pattern notified in notification.

For anyPSU HR Exams,there should be two papers professional knowledge/domain knowledge/subject knowledge and Aptitude paper/General paper but the number of questions varied from one PSU to another.

UGC NET HRM/Code-55/Labour Welfare, there are two papers like paper-1 and paper-2 so paper-2 is being conducted separately on the same day but the total questions are 100 with 200 marks.

ForIBPS SO HR Mains,usually, this exam is conducted preliminary first slot and after qualifying prelims then the mains will be conducted. Mains exam with 60 questions.

For other HR exams may notify their exam as like the above exam so it's to be noted by refereeing official notification.
Knowing exam pattern is most important to prepare your own preparation plan for exam preparation.


The question pattern of any HR exam can be understood by referring to its previous year's papers or if previous papers are not available then we can go with the PSU Question pattern as its moderate-level questions and sometimes high-level or difficult lever question pattern but can be answered if you are strong at the basic level understanding of subject or topic. Our topic-wise study materials and test series will help to understand the topic holistically.

In our
paid coursewe provided the maximum previous year solved paper of HR exams including PSU HR Previous Year Solved Papers, UGC NET HRM Previous Year Solved Papers, IBPS SO Mains HR Previous Year Solved Papers

If you know the question pattern of your exam then you may keep this point in your mind while you are preparing to make your points.


This is a very important step because the syllabus is the road map for preparation. Without understanding the syllabus, we cannot set our target timelines to complete the whole preparation. Most of the time PSUs publish their syllabus for said exam and sometimes PSUs mention only exam patterns, not the whole syllabus in detail but no need to worry, we preparedUniversal Syllabus for HR Examsand provided also the end of this article.

If we know the exam pattern like step-1 in this article is fine to set our goals because professional knowledge consists of Management, HRM, HRD, OB,IR, Labour Welfare, Constitutional provisions, and Labour Laws. Usually, PSU mentions topics of general paper like Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, General English, and General Knowledge or General Awareness.

NTA has notified
Syllabus for UGC NET HRMwith ten units so the syllabus is available on our blog or you can check UGC NET website also for the syllabus.
IBPS has not given Syllabus for IBPS SO HR Mains but no need to worry, we already provided Universal Syllabus for this exam preparation based on our past experience.


So far you understood the exam pattern, question pattern, and syllabus so now you will be able to fix your target against your available time because hereafter plan of action begins but many questions in your mind like

Best Books for HR Exams?

HR Preparation Books & Mock Test Series?

Books For Preparation HR Competitive Exam

List of Reference Books for HRM?

Best Book for Human Resource Management?

Which Book Should I Specifically Refer for HR Material?

Most HR aspirants, keep searching on google or youtube for materials for HR exams and will get a lot of information but if keep searching for materials it will kill your valuable time and drain your energy and there is no validation of free stuff and everything is not available at one place.

To save your time and energy, we are here to provide the required materials and test series at one place with less effort and affordable price.

In our paid course, we customized courses for each individual exam as per syllabus and pattern so without struggle you can start preparing from now onwards without wasting time.

We provided a course for different PSU HR Exams, UGC NET HRM, IBPS SO HR Mains, and other HR Exam courses on the same platform so you can check the required course details under individual sections or can WhatsApp us for more details.

Now you may have questions that where to start my preparation?

It depends on available time, which means we may have limited time for the exam because many PUS may already given expected date of the exam in the notification or a few may not notify its exam date but we have to be ready for short time only. Any exam may be held within 45 days to 60 days so managing time is very difficult for working professionals, students, and homemakers so then need to prioritize to prepare for the exam. 

Few aspirants start preparing for future exams so they have sufficient time then you can start wherever they want to start preparing. In Step 6 you can see the exact process to start preparing but before that you need to understand one most important steps which is step-5 for any kind of preparation.


Model mocks play a crucial role in your success because more practice leads to success. For any exam, we provided ten model mocks. All ten model mocks are provided as per exam pattern only like the number of questions, total exam time and question pattern. Questions in model mocks are real-time questions so if you can score more in model mock practice then you will get a better score in a real exam. As a re-attempt option is available for each model mock test to take the test as many as times without any restriction, this option gives to practice more and more. For every new attempt, you will get an updated result of the latest attempt. You can check the higher and lower score of your fellow aspirants to check comparisons for betterment.

Usually, most of the aspirants start preparing from basics but we recommend starting with the previous year's solved paper(if available) and then model mock test series, it will give you an overview of your real-time exam then you can grab the right and required information while referring or understanding concept by study materials and topic wise test series or act wise test series. It's a kind of reverse engineering. It's most practical approach for short-term success.


As discussed in step 4, this is the final step to making a road map to your success. You know the exam pattern, you know the question pattern, you know the syllabus and you know your course content so now you have to set your goal with these. Now to need to set timelines for your preparation. If your working professional or a student or homemaker or some other category but one point you need to keep in your mind that this exam will change your life so you need to dedicate quality time every day.

Let's set the timelines. You have to read many ebooks(study materials) and attempt or practice huge test series of both papers. If you wanted to start your preparation from scratch then you need to read every ebook and need to attempt each topic-wise and act-wise test series.

If you are already preparing for similar exams then you need to groom yourself now and then need focus on model mocks first to check your confidence level, if you are not able to get a reasonable score then need to start from scratch. If you have an exam in the next 10 days then just practice the model mock as many as possible times.

Stage-I: First priority to Professional Knowledge(Start with Paper-2), this approach is suitable if you have an exam in the next 30 days to 40 days.

Stage-II: Under professional knowledge, you can find ebooks(study materials) and Test Series for each topic and sub-topics. Now start from the first topic “Management” with two subtopics “(i)Principles of Management and (ii)Functions of Management” like this, you can find topics with sub-topics. 

In stage II you need to start reading the ebook of the first subtopic and followed by test series of the same sub-topic (for example ebook on principles of management then test series of principles of management). You need to continue the same for all topics.

This approach is suitable when you know your exam date and are not good at labour laws.
Note: Do not start with Labour Laws at the initial stage.

Stage-III: Once you completed reading ebooks and attempted all test series of subtopics professional knowledge then start with Labour Laws as like stage II (Frist ebook and then test series of each act).

This approach is suitable when you are good at theoretical knowledge and have more time to refer labour laws.

Till this stage, its common for PSU HR Exams, UGC NET HRM, and IBPS SO HR as Paper-2 is common in all exams but if that exam consists of paper-1 or general paper too then need to consider stage-iv.

Stage-IV: Now you have to start with General Paper(Paper-…..).Here you can start any of the topics(Quantitative Aptitude/Reasoning/General English), its depends on your interest or you can start a topic in which you do feel not so confident.

Do not spend more time on General Paper, particularly for GK/GS because this section will help to score better but professional knowledge will help you in the personal interview also. You might be given many competitive exams so chances to score better in the general paper.

This approach is suitable if the exam has both papers,you have to dedicate 4-5 days to your preparation plan.

Stage-V: Now you need to start practicing the model mock test series. Practicing model mocks are key to your success because model mocks are like real-time exam and their pattern is the same as the real-time exam. Question pattern is also similar to real-time exams only. Questions in topic-wise and act-wise test series give some input to understand the concept but model mocks here test your knowledge. So more practice more chances to succeed.
Priority of content as below-

Previous Year Solved Paper(if available) –Refer to know question pattern(Spend 1 hour in the beginning)
Model Mock Test-Practice as many as possible times(If the exam is in the next 10 days or Before the exam)
Topic Wise ebooks and Tests-Refer ebook and immediately take the same test(If you have 30 days)
General Paper (Topic Wise ebooks and Tests) -Refer ebook and immediately take the same test(If you have 30 days)
Act Wise Wise ebooks and Tests-Refer ebook and immediately take the same test(If you have 40Days)
Model Mock Test-Practice as many as possible times(Again Practice before the exam)

At last, you may think about timelines, yes it purely depends on your dedication and the quality of time you spend every day. Consistency is the only key to success so you need to spend quality time every day without any breaks. You need to spend at least two hours in the morning and two hours in the evening to complete your course content as per above said stages. At least 28 hours in a week, 120 hours in a month is mandatory.

 With dedicated effort and strategic planning, you can confidently approach PSU HR exams and achieve your desired results. HRpreparation is here to support you throughout your journey with its tailored courses and resources, making your preparation efficient and effective.

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Q: How should one prepare for PSU's HR exams in India?

A: To prepare for PSU's HR exams in India, it is important to understand the exam pattern and syllabus of exam. Gather comprehensive study materials from right platform or standard books  and practice previous year's papers to familiarize yourself with the question pattern. Focus on professional knowledge topics and enhance aptitude knowledge  through regular practice. Create a well-structured study plan with dedicated time for each topic. Take mock tests to simulate the exam environment and improve time management. Stay motivated, maintain a disciplined approach, and seek guidance from reliable resources. Thorough preparation, consistent practice, and a positive mindset will increase your chances of success in PSU's HR exams.

Q:What are some preparation tips for HR exams in India?

A: To excel in PSU's HR exams, understand the exam pattern, and question pattern by referring previous year’s HR papers. Take course from reliable resources like HRpreparation and start preparation as their provided preparation strategy to success in exam.

Q: What are some preparation tips for the Human Resource (HR) Exam?

A: To succeed in the Human Resource (HR) Exam, it is crucial to understand the exam pattern and syllabus thoroughly. HR Noes that cover the key HR topics, such as HRM, HRD, OB, Labour Laws, and more. Practice previous year's question papers to become familiar with the exam format. Focus on developing a strong conceptual understanding of the subject matter. Focus on general apptitude topics like quantitative aptitude, reasoning, and English language. Balance the both papers and follow  your own study plant to reach your target.

Q: How to crack any Govt HR exam?

A: To crack any Govt HR exam, it is essential to have a strategic approach. Understand the exam pattern, syllabus, and marking scheme thoroughly. Gather comprehensive study materials and focus on key HR topics. Practice previous year's question papers and take mock tests to improve time management and boost confidence. Choose right platform like HRpreparation to start preparing without wasting your valuable time. Practice consistently to increase your chances of cracking any Govt HR exam.

Q: What are some preparation techniques to qualify the HR written test?

A: To qualify the HR written test, start by understanding the exam pattern and syllabus thoroughly. The practical approach or preparation techniques are to revise the core concept and practice more.If you not confident at your subject knowledge then you can subscribe our course and start preparing for your exam along with our proven preparation strategy.

Q : How can I find the exam pattern for HR exams?

The exam pattern is usually provided in the official recruitment notification for PSU HR exams. For UGC NET HRM, you can refer to the NTA website or check the current or previous notifications. IBPS SO HR Mains exam pattern can be found on the IBPS official website. It's important to refer to the official sources for accurate and up-to-date information.

Q : What should I do if the syllabus is not provided in detail?

If the syllabus is not provided in detail, you can rely on  our universal syllabus for HR exams. This syllabus covers topics such as Management, HRM, HRD, OB, IR, Labour Welfare, Constitutional provisions, and Labour Laws. You can also refer to the syllabus notified by NTA for UGC NET HRM or create a syllabus based on past experiences for exams like IBPS SO HR Mains.

Q: How should I start preparing for HR exams?

A:To start preparing for HR exams, follow these steps:

Understand the exam pattern.

Familiarize yourself with the question pattern.

Create or refer to the syllabus.

Consider mock-test based learning.

Set targets and goals for your preparation.

Q: How much time should I dedicate to HR exam preparation?

A:The amount of time you dedicate to HR exam preparation depends on various factors, including your current knowledge level, the available time before the exam, and your daily schedule. Ideally, aim to dedicate at least two hours in the morning and two hours in the evening for studying and practice. Consistency is key, so make sure to allocate a minimum of 28 hours per week and 120 hours per month for preparation.