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Exim Bank Recruitment 2018 – Check Detailed Management Trainee Posts!

Exim Bank Recruitment 2018 – Check the Exim Bank Recruitment 2018 for the post of Management trainee here including important details like important dates, eligibility criteria, application process and much more.

Exim Bank Recruitment 2018

The Exim Bank has recently rolled out a notification inviting applications for the post of Management Trainee. All interested and eligible candidates can fill the online application form. The Application Form will be available at the Bank’s official website, under ‘Career’ section from 13th October 2018, 9:00 AM onwards respectively. All the candidates should note that the last date to submit the online form submission is 10th November 2018.

Vacancy Details for Exim Bank Recruitment 2018:

Positions No. of Positions Reserved for Total
Management Trainee (MT) 11 3 1 5 20

Eligibility criteria:

Educational qualification:- Management Trainee (Corporate Loans & Advances)

  • Applicant must hold a post-graduate degree in Business Management or Charted Accountants (CA).
  • All the Post-Graduate courses should be of a minimum 2 years full-time duration. In the case of CA, passing the professional examination is sufficient.
  • Minimum 50 % aggregate marks are compulsory in both Graduation and Post-Graduation.
  • Fresh postgraduates who have passed their post-graduation in the recent past


  • Candidates who have appeared for the post-graduation examination and are expecting their results in the year 2019 are also eligible to apply.

Age limit:

Position Maximum Age as on 1st October 2018
Management Trainee 25 30 28

Selection Process:

  • The Selection Process comprises of Written Test and a Personal Interview
  • The date and time of the Written Test will be circulated to the shortlisted candidates after some days
  • Candidates who are shortlisted based on the performance in the Written Test will be called for Personal Interview

Application Process for Exim Bank Recruitment 2018:

  • Candidates need to produce their original degree certificates, caste certificates at the time of interview/ at any stage of the process.
  • Applications who do not meet with the eligibility requirements will be rejected and no query will be entertained.
  • Eligible and interested candidates must fill the Online Application Form. The Application Form will be available on the Bank’s website under ‘Career’ section from 13th October 2018, 9:00 AM onwards
  • Application produced in any other format will not be accepted and would be rejected by the Bank, irrespective of fulfilling the eligibility criteria

Application Fee (Non-Refundable):

For General / OBC Category – Rs.600/-
For PWD Category Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges)
  • Only Online Applications will be accepted by the Bank.
  • No other form of submission of the application will be accepted by the bank.


Shortlisted Management Trainee will be getting a stipend of 32,500/-

Recruitment of Management Trainees in Exim Bank

Stay tuned for more updates on Exim Bank Recruitment 2018.

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SBI Clerk Cut Off for Mains 2018 released – Check Here!

SBI Clerk Cut Off – Check the SBI Clerk Mains 2018 Cut Off along with the previous years SBI Clerk cut off.

SBI Clerk Mains Cut Off 2018

The SBI Junior Associates Mains result has been released earlier in the month of September. SBI has declared the SBI Clerk Mains Score Card 2018  now. The State wise official Cut off for SBI Clerk Mains Exam has been released. Find the state wise SBI Clerk Cut off given below.

SBI Clerk  Official Mains Cut off 2018

We will keep updating the cut off for all the states gradually. Till then go through the table below:






Punjab 100.66 82.95
Maharashtra 85.65 78.86 77.55 60.03

(OH – 72.75)
(VI – 102.55)
(XS – 60.15)
(DXS – 65.4)

West Bengal 95.30
Andhra Pradesh  93.75  86.45  73.45  64.6

(OH – 83.6)
(VI – 102.9)
(HI – 69.15)
(XS – 61.4)

Bihar 94.9

96.0 82.5 67.25 60.4

(OH – 75.2)
(VI – 90.85)
(HI – 63.3)
(XS – 63.05)
(DXS – 66.2)

Karnataka 83.9 72.4 61.35 60.6

(OH – 70.85)
(VI – 102.05)
(XS – 60.0)

Telangana  92.65
Kerala  94.45
Haryana  99.0  87.0  44.25  44.25
Chattisgarh  91.50
Jharkhand  96.0  90.25  69.6
Odisha  88.0
Madhya Pradesh  92.60
Gujarat  85.0
Tamil Nadu  93.75  90.5  71.75  63.1

(OH – 70.4)
(VI – 98.7)
(XS – 60.45)
(DXS – 64.1)

Rajasthan  96.75  86.45
Madhya Pradesh  92.60
Delhi  104.80
Himachal Pradesh  98.25

SBI Clerk Cut Off – Prelims 2018


SBI Clerk Cut Off

Arunachal Pradesh 59.75
Assam 51.25
Bihar 66.5
Chhattisgarh 67.25
Maharashtra 57
Madhya Pradesh 66.25
Karnataka 63.75
Kerala 69
Odisha 62.75
Delhi 71.75
West Bengal 66.5
Rajasthan 69
Telangana 68
Punjab 71.5
Haryana 70.5
Jharkhand 69.25
Gujarat 57.5
Tamil Nadu 60
Uttar Pradesh 69.25

Previous Year SBI Clerk Cut Off – 2016

Here you will get sectional & overall SBI Clerk Prelims & Mains Cut Off for the year 2016.

SBI Clerk Cut Off for 2016 Prelims exam (sectional)

Section Max. Marks Unreserved OBC/ST/SC/Other reserved categories
Numerical Ability 35 5.5 2
Reasoning Ability 35 7.75 3.25
English Language 30 6.75 3.25

State-wise SBI Clerk Cut Off for 2016 Prelims exam (overall)

State Unreserved OBC SC ST
Andhra Pradesh 39.25 39.255 39.25 10
Rajasthan 64.5 64.5 53.5 25.5
Uttar Pradesh 59 56.25 42.75 31.5
Himachal Pradesh 57.5 57 42.75 48.25
West Bengal 51.25 35.25 32 20.75
Maharashtra 51.5 51.5 51.5 24.5
Delhi/Haryana 66.25 50.75 56 10
Bihar 51.5 51.5 33.5 57.25
Punjab 67.5 56.5 45 45
Chhattisgarh 22.5 22.5 9.5 9.25
Gujarat 42 42 42 28
Uttarakhand 59.25 48.25 37.5 45.25
Tamil Nadu 21.25 21.25 21.25 21
Nagaland 21.75 21.75 21.75 21.75
Madhya Pradesh 54.75 54.75 36.5 9
Jharkhand 38.5 38.5 31.5 29.25

SBI Clerk Cut Off for 2016 Mains exam (sectional)

Section Max. Marks Unreserved SC/ST/OBC Other reserved categories
General (Financial) Awareness 50 13.5 9.5 3.25
English Language & Comprehension 40 14.25 10.25 4.5
Numerical Ability 50 14.5 11.25 6.5
Reasoning Ability + Computer Knowledge 60 24 19 11.25

State-wise SBI Clerk Cut Off for 2016 Mains exam (overall)

State Unreserved OBC SC ST
Madhya Pradesh 130.25 122.75 100.75 76.25
Uttar Pradesh 132.25 120.50 103.00 81.50
West Bengal 131.00 110.75 105.50 86.75
Bihar 130.25 123.00 98.25 80.50
Uttarakhand 133.50 116.75 102.25 105.50
Haryana 137.00 119.50 106.25
Gujarat 122.50 112.00 112.75 80
Chhattisgarh 121.75 117.25 90 72.25
Telangana 123.25 119 102 99.5
Punjab 138.50 118.75 104.75
Maharashtra 123.50
Andhra Pradesh 128.50
Jharkhand 127.00
Himachal Pradesh 133.50 119.50 106 112
Nagaland 115.75
Karnataka 117.00 110.75 86.25 86.5
Kerala 135.75
Rajasthan 136.00 132.5 114.75 86.25
Tamil Nadu 132.00
Assam 124.50
Tripura 123.25 114 114.75 76.25
Chandigarh 121.75

Recent Changes made in Exam Pattern

  • List of candidates will be arranged in descending order of aggregate marks and accordingly, appropriate number of candidates will be selected for Mains exam
  • Also, no sectional cut off marks in SBI Clerk Mains exam.
  • Furthermore, the exam authorities won’t conduct any interview after the Mains exam.

So, tell us, did you find our post on SBI Clerk Cut Off for Prelims 2018 helpful? Then, keep visiting us regularly for more cut off updates. And do share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. ‘Cause your opinion matters!

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RBI Grade B Mains Result 2018 Out – Check Phase 2 Result

Check your RBI Grade B Result for Phase 2 is out! Check here Find the direct link to see RBI Grade B Result and List of selected candidates.

RBI Grade B Result 2018 – Phase 2

RBI has released the RBI Grade B Results for second phase. The Exam was conducted on 15th September 2018. All those who were waiting for the results can check your result from the official website. The RBI Grade B Exam aims to fill 166 posts for the position of Grade B officer in its various branches all across the country. As Reserve Bank of India offers an excellent pay scale and reputed job profile, it lures thousands of candidates every year to take this examination.

RBI has just released the Phase-II results of RBI Grade B 2018 recruitment process. The result displays the Roll Numbers of Finally Selected Candidates for Appointment in the Bank. Read along to find the full details.

How to check RBI Grade B Result 2018:

Direct Link to Check RBI Grade B Phase-II Result 2018

  • Log in to the official website of RBI.
  • Click on the ‘Current Vacancies’ and then ‘Result’ tab from the top menu
  • Select RBI Grade B exam
  • Click on the Result link to view the list of shortlisted candidates.
  • You can download the result PDF for future reference.

Congratulations to all the selected Candidates!

What After RBI Grade B Second Phase Result 2018?

Those who qualified  Phase – II exam, will get a chance to sit for the interview process. The interview process is likely to carry from last week of October 2018 to till January 2019 end. Accordingly, the interview call letters shall be received by candidates in their registered mail ids.

RBI Grade B Cut off

The cut off for RBI Grade B exam will be released after the declaration of results. You might be wondering how to calculate the cut off well in advance then? In this case, previous years’ cut off is useful as you can go through them to get an estimate of the RBI Grade B cut off for the present year. You can get the past years’ cut off from the link given below.

We have mentioned all the eminent information of RBI Grade B Result 2018. We are sure that you are working hard to clear the RBI Grade B Examination, and hence, we are confident that your efforts will be rewarded. Just keep going!

Congratulations to qualifiers again and those who couldn’t should not loose hope and get yourself prepared for all other upcoming bank exams.

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IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Interview Tips- Insights from IBPS Experts

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Interview Tips- Get expert tips and tricks on how to prepare for IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Interview with questions asked & documents required

Interview Preparation Tips for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I 2018

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Interview Tips- Institute of Banking Personnel Selection had earlier released official notifications for the Officer Scale-I mains exam result in 2018. Now, it’s the turn of interview call letters which will be released soon. Post the release of IBPS RRB officer scale 1 interview call letter, students will start preparing for the interview round. In this article, we will share some important IBPS RRB officer scale 1 interview tips in this post, and aid you with preparation for Interview round of IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I exam.

We consulted toppers from different parts of the country and could assemble tips derived from their RRB officer scale 1 interview experience. We could identify students searching for “IBPS RRB interview questions and answers pdf”, “IBPS RR interview experience”, “IBPS RRB PO interview questions and answers pdf”, IBPS RRB interview experience 2018″, etc. These queries encouraged us to post an article on IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Interview Tips which will help you with efficient preparation.

So, we advise you to prepare with these expert interview preparation tips for IBPS RRB which will maximize your chances to crack the interview round-

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Interview Tips- Why is an interview conducted?

Before discussing Interview Preparation Tips for IBPS RRB 2018, let us learn about hidden objectives behind conducting an interview:

We all have a general notion that in interviews, we are analyzed based on our answering skills. But, interviewers focus on other things as well. The other things also include- confidence level, body language, etc.

We can round up a few things which are tested during the interview round-

  • Competency for the designation
  • Test of personal insights and attributes
  • Experience and expertise
  • Enthusiasm and Interest
  • Career Goals and ambitions

How to Prepare for IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Interview- Things to be taken care of

Before going for IBPS RRB officer scale 1 interview. you need to take care of a few things as follows-

Your body language speaks it all

  • Before you enter the room, ask for permission to get in. Greet the interviewer with a humble tone.
  • Don’t panic and be confident. It is usual to get panic in situations like this but the way you handle creates the difference. Avoid acts like fidgeting with your fingers or slumped shoulders, these are signs of nervousness.
  • Maintain an eye contact with the interviewer while answering. This is a huge sign which conveys that you are confident enough.
  • Sit straight and maintain a good posture.
  • Speak properly and clearly. Don’t fumble or be extra fast while answering.

Dressing matters

  • Keep your attire simple and sober.
  • Keep your dressing smart. It reflects your personality & attitude towards your commitment.
  • Make sure you don’t wear a casual or fancy attire.

IBPS RRB Interview 2018- What documents should be carried along?

Carry the following documents when you attend the Interview (as per Official Notification) –

  • Interview Call Letter print out
  • Proof of Date of Birth  (Birth Certificate issued by the Competent Municipal Authorities or SSLC/ Std. X Certificate with DOB)
  • Photo Identity Proof
  • Marksheets and Certificates for Graduation or equivalent qualification etc.
  • Experience Certificates if applicable.
  • Caste Certificate issued by the competent authority in the prescribed format.
  • Disability certificate in prescribed format issued by the District Medical Board in case of Persons With Disability category.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Interview Tips- Common Questions Asked

Take a look at a few of the most common questions asked-

  • Tell me about yourself.
  • Why do you want to join the Banking sector?
  • What are your hobbies?
  • Few years down the lane, where do you see yourself in the organization?
  • Why did you leave your previous job? (For experienced candidates)
  • Where do you see yourself a few years from now?
  • Who is your inspiration in life?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • Why do you wish to work with us?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • Will you leave this job (once selected) for better opportunities?
  • Any instance of Pressure/ Stressful situation that you dealt with?
  • As an Interviewer, how would you rate me?
  • Do you have any questions for us?

Remember, smart answers are always the best answers.

IBPS RRB Officer Interviews- Primary Takeaways 

  • When you go through the official notification, candidates should be proficient in local languages which are mentioned in the application form.
  • They may ask you to write an essay in a local language (as mentioned in your application form) to test your language proficiency on the day of the interview.
  • Interviews will be conducted by Nodal Regional Rural Bank with the help of NABARD and IBPS in consultation with the appropriate authority.
  • The total marks allotted for Interview are 100 and the min qualifying marks/scores in the interview won’t be less than 40% (35% for SC / ST/OBC/PWD candidates). The relative weightage (ratio) of CWE and interview will be 80:20 respectively for the Officers cadre.

We hope that this article on IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Interview Tips helps! Stay tuned for more articles to help you with exam preparation. All the best!

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Highlights of RBI Bi Monthly Monetary Policy

RBI Bi Monthly Monetary Policy 2018-19 – Check the Highlights of Fourth RBI Bi Monthly Monetary Policy

RBI Bi Monthly Monetary Policy

Reserve Bank has recently launched its fourth Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Rates for the year 2018-19 on 5th October 2018 in Mumbai. The Reserve Bank of India’s monetary policy committee (MPC) has decided not to increase the repo rate this time. Although RBI has not increased the lending rates for public, any bank can change their policy. Read this article to know more about Fourth RBI BI MOnthly Monetary Policy.

Current Policy Rates and Reserve Ratios – RBI Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy

 Policy Rate
 Policy Repo Rate  6.50%
 Reverse Repo Rate  6.25%
 Marginal Standing Facility Rate  6.75%
Bank Rate  6.75%
CRR  4%
SLR  19.5%

Important Highlights of RBI Bi Monthly Policy 2018-19

  • RBI has not raised the key repo rate from 6.50%.
  • Although RBI has kept rates unchanged, now it is up to the banks on whether they will keep interest rates where they are or raise them.
  • Many banks have been increasing their interest rates even before the RBI hiked repo rate for the first time in June.
  • The country’s largest lender ‘State Bank of India’ raised its MCLR by 5 basis points.
  • Mortgage lender, HDFC has raised its retail prime lending rate by 10 basis points.
  • If you are planning to take a home loan, you should not wait any longer.
  • The reverse repo rate remained the same at 6.25%.
  • Projects retail inflation to rise from 3.8-4.5 Pc and will effect from October – March.
  • Geopolitical risks, global financial market volatility and the threat of trade protectionism are sure to impact domestic growth.
  • Crude oil prices and uncertain global financial markets development risk to the inflation outlook.

Know About Repo Rate and Reverse Repo Rate

Repo Rate – It is the rate at which RBI lends the money to commercial banks in the event of the scarcity of funds.

Reverse Repo Rate – Vice Versa! The rate at which RBI borrows money from commercial banks.

Bank Rate – It is the rate of interest implemented by RBI while lending money to any public sector bank on a long-term basis. The period may range from 90 days to 1 year.

Cash Reserve Ratio – The fund amount that the banks need to keep with the RBI. The current CRR is 4%

Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) – It is the minimum percentage of deposits the bank has to maintain in the form of gold, cash or other approved securities.

We hope that you have gathered all the necessary information from our article on Fourth RBI Bi Monthly Monetary Policy. In case you have any query, you can comment anytime in the comments box below. We would be more than happy to help you.

Stay tuned for more updates!

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Get the Last minute Preparation tips for IBPS PO – Prelims 2018

IBPS PO Prelims exam is round the corner. Hence you must go through some useful Last minute Preparation Tips for IBPS PO prelims Exam. Read along to know the factors to keep in mind and also check the recent Bank PO exam analysis.

Last Minute Preparation Tips for IBPS PO

We understand how the applicants are preparing for the IBPS PO recruitment 2018 with all their efforts. While the IBPS PO prelims exam dates are scheduled on 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st of October, the exam fever is raising its bar. Therefore, we are here to help you with all the suggestions and Last Minute Preparation Tips for IBPS PO that can help you form a proper strategy and strengthen your preparation. Find the details of the exam tips given below.

Exam Tips for IBPS PO Exam

Know the exam pattern

Although people take it very casually, but knowledge of the exam patterns and IBPS PO syllabus are very important. An applicant must remain thorough of the exam pattern, the sections and their marks. A very important thing to note is that this year, 2018, IBPS PO exam pattern shall contain a feature of sectional timing. So now, you need to be very careful with your strategy of time management. The section wise exam pattern is given below:

Sections No.of Qs Marks Duration
 Quantitative Aptitude  35  35  20 minutes
 Reasoning Ability  35  35  20 minutes
 English Language  30  30  20 minutes
 Total  100  100  1 Hour

Strategy for all Sections

Candidates should have a well formed strategy for every section. While Aptitude and Reasoning are the sections where you need to manage a lot of time, English is a comparatively easier one. Yet, you cannot neglect any section. You must remember that practice is the best way to ascertain a good preparation. You can attempt IBPS PO Mock Test for better practice and analysis. We are here to provide you some tips for every subject.

Reasoning Ability: 

Try to start with question where you are more confident and also less time taking. This will help you to save a lot of time, boost your confidence and also attain the minimum cut-off marks for the section. Try questions from coding-decoding, syllogism, series questions. You can acquire good marks from these.

Quantitative aptitude:

This is a section where the people end up loosing major time. Consequently, this is also the section which needs a lot of practice. You have to attain speed and accuracy both to excel in this section. For Numerical, practice the sections like number series, Simplification, Data Interpretation. Solving these successfully you can score good marks.


This is a comparatively easy subject and you can surely score well if you put some good efforts. Practice more with the comprehension section. Apart from that, build  a strong vocabulary in English. You can read newspapers and magazines daily to do that. Note down all new words learnt and keep revising.

Attempt Mock Tests for Last Minute Revision

Mock tests can be very useful to analyze your preparation. These are time bound tests that give you the actual glance of your preparation and also states where you stand. Among the different last minute IBPS PO preparation tips, this is also a crucial one. If you feel time crunch to attempt long tests, then you can also go for Short Free Quizzes Daily and keep practicing for the exam. But there is a systematic way of attempting mock tests. 

Miscellaneous Last Minute Tips for IBPS PO Prelims Exam

Here are some factors that you need to keep in mind even at the time of exam. Read through and try to remember:

  1. Read all guidelines and instructions present in the questions before attempting them.
  2. Remember the blind-fold theory : “Speed With Accuracy”
  3. Keep your cool and do not panic.
  4. Avoid investing much time solving a single question.
  5. All the essential documents like admit card, original valid ID Proof, photograph should be kept handy.
  6. Have a good sleep the night before the exam.

The Candidates know that this year almost all bank exams have introduced sectional timing. So, to have an idea of the question trends and difficulty level, you can go through some of the recent bank PO exam analysis. Very recently, Indian Bank PO Exam analysis was conducted. You can go through it along with SBI PO Exam Analysis 2018.

We believe that your are working hard and your efforts will be colourful. Hope we could help you boost your confidence with the Last Minute Preparation Tips for IBPS PO. Write to us if you need any tips and suggestions. We have also provided sample questions in the comment section below. Let’s see how fast can you solve it out!

Best Wishes for the Exam!!

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IBPS PO Recruitment 2018

IBPS PO Recruitment 2018

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts IBPS PO to recruit Probationary Officers/Management Trainees all across India. The institute has released the IBPS PO Recruitment 2018 on 9th August 2018. If you want to pursue a career in Banking, then you must apply for the IBPS PO 2018 Exam immediately. The online registration starts from 14th August and will end on 4th September 2018. Go through the entire article to know more.

IBPS PO 2018 Vacancies

This year IBPS has announced a total of 4102 vacancies. According to the IBPS exam calendar updates, IBPS PO Prelims and Mains exams schedule is mentioned below in the table.

IBPS PO Exam 2018 Important Dates

Important Dates Events
Online Application Date start  14th August 2018
Last Date to fill Application Form  4th September 2018
Download of Call Letter for Pre-Exam Training  September 2018
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training   1st-7th October 2018
IBPS PO Prelims Call letter Download Date  October 2018
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Date  13th, 14th,20th,21st
 October 2018
IBPS PO Prelims Result Date  October /November 2018
IBPS PO Mains Call Letter date  November 2018
IBPS PO Mains Exam Date  18th November 2018
IBPS PO Mains Result Date  December 2018
Download of Call Letters for Interview  January 2019
Conduct of Interview  January/February 2019
Provisional Allotment  February 2019

IBPS PO 2018 Exam Pattern & Selection Process

IBPS PO Exam consists of 3 stages:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview

Note: IBPS has made a change in the exam pattern this time for Prelims Exam. It has introduced sectional timing for each section in the Prelims exam.

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern

The Preliminary Exam is of 100 marks which is divided into 3 sections. The total time allotted for this exam is 1 hours which is divided into 20 minutes for each section. The exam is objective type and the mode of exam is online.

Name of the Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1  English Language  30 30  20 minutes
2  Numerical Ability  35  35  20 minutes
3  Reasoning Ability  35  35  20 minutes
 Total  100 100  1 hour

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria

Education Qualification

A candidate must be a Graduate from any discipline from a recognized college/university or equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government. The candidate must have English as language in SSC/HSC/Intermediate and Graduate level. The candidate must have proof in certificate of passing the qualifying exam.

Age (01.08.2018)

  • Minimum age should be 20
  • Maximum age should be 30.

How to apply for IBPS PO Exam 2018

Direct Link to Apply for IBPS PO 2018 (active on 14th August)
  • Visit the official website of IBPS.
  • Look for IBPS PO application link.
  • Click on New Registration.
  • Candidate must have a valid email id and mobile number.
  • Enter all your personal details asked carefully.
  • Upload your photo and signature properly.
  • Click on submit to register.
  • Pay the application fee and print a copy of the acknowledgement for future use.

Application Fees

Reservation Category Application Fees
1. SC/ ST/ Pwd 100/-
2. General & Others 600/-
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Memory Based Questions IBPS PO Prelims 7th October 2017

Memory Based Questions IBPS PO Prelims 7th October 2017 PDF Download

Memory Based Questions IBPS PO Prelims 7th October 2017 PDF Download- IBPS PO Prelims exam on 7th October 2017 was a huge success! After going through the IBPS PO Prelims exam analysis, students are memory based questions as well as questions asked in 7th October exam. This memory-based paper will help you analyze your mistakes and rectify them in the upcoming exams. And for those who have their exams can get a fair idea about the type of questions being asked and can develop their strategy as to how to attempt the questions. So, in the post we give you complete information about Memory Based Questions IBPS PO Prelims 7th October 2017 PDF Download.

All candidates are advised to go through this post and practice those IBPS PO Prelims Memory based questions 7th October 2017 which will help them understand the pattern asked properly.

Let us now go through questions topic- by – topic and try to solve each one of them-

Topic- Number Series

1). 17, 98, 26,89, 35, ?


  • 17+9 = 26; 26+9 = 35
  • 98 – 9 = 89;   89-9=80

Correct Answer is: 80

2). 2, 17, 89, 359, 1079,?


  • 2*6 + 5 = 17
  • 17*5 + 4 = 89
  • 89 * 4 + 3 = 359
  • 359 * 3 + 2 = 1079
  • 1079 * 2 + 1 = 2159

Correct Answer is: 2159 

3). 3, 5, 15, 45, 113, ?


+1^3+1, +2^3+2, +3^3+3, +4^3+4, +5^3+5

Correct Answer is: 243

4). 7, 4.5, 5.5, 12, 49, ?


  • 7 × 0.5 + 1 = 4.5
  • 4.5 × 1 + 1 = 5.5
  • 5.5 × 2 + 1 = 12
  • 12 × 4 + 1 = 49
  • 49 × 8 + 1 = 393

Correct Answer is: 393

5). 3240, 540, 108, 27, ?, 4.5


  • 3240/6 = 540
  • 540/5 = 108
  • 108/4 = 27
  • 27/3 = 9
  • 9/2 = 4.5

Correct Answer is: 9

IBPS PO Exam Analysis for Prelims and Mains 2017 – Find the question paper review for all shifts and days here.

Topic- Puzzle

Seven person A, B, C, D, E, F G likes seven colors. Yellow White Red Orange Blue Gray Black. They visit in different days starting from Monday to Sunday

  • A visits one day after Thursday.
  • Only 4 people are in between A and B
  • The one who likes Red color visits immediately after B.
  • Only one person visit between Red and Blue.
  • The one who like white color visit before one of days on which day C visits.
  • The one who like white color does not visit on Monday.
  • Only 1 person is in between D and E. D like Yellow.
  • There are same as many person in between A and Blue color which are one less in between B and C.
  • Neither G nor F likes Black.
  • G does not visit on Saturday and not like gray color .
Monday D Yellow
Tuesday B White
Wednesday E Red
Thursday G Orange
Friday C Blue
Saturday F Grey
Sunday A Black

Puzzle Set-2:

J, K, L, M, N, O and P are seven different boxes of different colors i.e. Brown, Orange, Silver, Pink, Yellow, White and Green but not necessarily in the same order.
Box which is of Brown color is immediately above J. There are only two box between M and the box which is of Brown color. Box which is of Silver color is above M but not immediately above M. Only three box are between L and the box which is of Silver color.
The box which is of Green color is immediately above L. The box which is of Pink color is immediately above the box P. Only one box is there between K and N. Box K is above N. Neither box K nor J is of Yellow color. J is not of orange color.

  • O- Silver
  • K- Orange
  • M- Yellow
  • N- Green
  • L- Pink
  • P- Brown
  • J- White
Topic- Syllogism

Direction (1-2):


  • All remarks are feedbacks
  • Some feedbacks are words
  • No word is a digit

1). Conclusion:

  • Some Feedbacks are definitely not digits.
  • All digits being feedbacks is a possibility.

2). Conclusion:

  • All remarks being words is a possibility
  • At least some remarks are digits.

3). Statements:

  • Some files are boxes
  • All boxes are carton
  • No carton is a plastic


  • No file is a plastic.
  • Some files are plastics.

4). Statement:

  • Some desks are chairs
  • Some chairs are seats
  • No seat is a table


  • All desks can never be table
  • Some chains are definitely not tables.

5). Statements:

  • All routes are ways
  • All ways are paths
  • Some ways are bridges


  • At least some bridges are routes
  • All routes being bridge is a possibility.
Topic- Approximation

1.(√80.997 – √25.001) x (√120.98 + √16.02) = ?

  • ? = (√81 – √25) x (√121 + √16)
  • ? = (9 – 5) x (11 + 4)
  • ? = 4 x 15 = 60
  • ? = 60

2.55.01 – 345.02÷ 22.99 × 2 = ?

  • ? = 55 – 345 ÷ 23 × 2 = 55 – 30
  • ? = 15

3.(184.002 – 29 ÷ 5)x 29.997 = X

  • (184 – (29/5)) x 30 = X
  • X = 5340

4.√(3099.985÷62.001+14.001) = X

  • √3100/62 + 14 = X
  • √50+ 14 = X
  • √64 =X
  • X = 8

5.(111.91 x51) ÷14.02 = 11.002 + X

  • (112 x 51)/14– 11 = X
  • X = 397

6.(84.01 of 24. 97% ÷ 6.995) = ?

  • ? = 84 x 1/4 ÷ 7
  • ?= 21/7 = 3
  • ? = 3
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RBI Bi Monthly Monetary Policy

RBI Bi Monthly Monetary Policy

Reserve Bank has recently launched its second Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Rates for the year 2018-19 on 2nd August 2018 in Mumbai. The Reserve Bank of India’s monetary policy committee (MPC) has decided to increase the repo rate this time. With an unbelievable increase in the key repo rate by 0.25% to 6.50%, the analysts seemed to be quite surprised with the decision taken by the MPC.

Current Policy Rates and Reserve Ratios – RBI Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy

 Policy Rate
 Policy Repo Rate  6.50%
 Reverse Repo Rate  6.25%
 Marginal Standing Facility Rate  6.75%
Bank Rate  6.75%
CRR  4%
SLR  19.5%

Important Highlights of RBI Bi Monthly Policy 2018-19

  • RBI has raised the key repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.50%
  • Concurrently, the reverse repo rate adjusted to 6.25%, whereas the marginal standing facility (MSF) rate and the Bank Rate to 6.75 %
  • Projects retail inflation is noted at 4.8-4.9% for April-September, 4.8% in H2
  • The projection for GDP growth for 2018-19 was maintained at 7.4%. GDP growth is projected in the range of 7.5-7.6% in the first half and 7.3-7.4% in the second half.
  • Geopolitical risks, global financial market volatility and the threat of trade protectionism is surely to impact domestic growth
  • Crude oil prices and uncertain global financial markets development risk to inflation outlook. The prices have been increased by 12 percent

Know About Repo Rate and Reverse Repo Rate

Repo Rate – It is the rate at which RBI lends the money to commercial banks in the event of the scarcity of funds.

Reverse Repo Rate – Vice Versa! The rate at which RBI borrows money from commercial banks.

Bank Rate – It is the rate of interest implemented by RBI while lending money to any public sector bank on a long-term basis. The period may range from 90 days to 1 year.

Cash Reserve Ratio – The fund amount that the banks need to keep with the RBI. The current CRR is 4%

Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) – It is the minimum percentage of deposits the bank has to maintain in the form of gold. cash or other approved securities.

We hope that you have gathered all the necessary information from our article on RBI Bi Monthly Monetary Policy. In case you have any query, you can comment anytime in the comments box below. We would be more than happy to help you.

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Indian Bank PO PGDBF Programme 2018

Indian Bank PO PGDBF Programme 2018

Many of you might be in a chaos knowing the recruitment notification of Indian Bank for the post of Probationary Officer via Manipal School of Banking. A total of 417 vacancies are to be filled by this recruitment. Working as a bank PO or Probationary Officer is not only prestigious but also come with lucrative salary, perquisites and other benefits. In this article, we have shared the complete selection procedure of a PO In Indian bank. Being one of the oldest private banks in India, Indian Bank provides many convenience. Indian Bank seems tightened the selection procedure this time. Check out the Selection Procedure here.

Indian Bank PO Exam Pattern 2018

Since the notification has already been released, thus it is very important for you to go through the exam pattern. There are mainly 3 stages in the Indian Bank PO Exam Pattern:

  • Prelims Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview

There is not much change in the Prelims exam pattern. This time Indian Bank has introduced certain changes in the Mains exam pattern. Go through our article on Indian Bank PO exam pattern for more details.

Indian Bank PO PGDBF Programme Information:

The selected students will go through a nine-month Course at Indian Bank Manipal School of Banking, Bangalore followed by a three months internship at any of the Indian Bank Branches. The course and the curriculum are specially structured to meet Indian Bank’s needs and requirements. Apart from General Management subjects, the curriculum will include courses related to Banking areas.

  • The compulsory 3-months internship at any of Indian Bank Branches will enable them as on-job trainee, which will give them a real-life work experience.
  • During the training candidates will have to enroll and complete compulsory e-learning module of Indian Institute of Banking & Finance (IIBF) and qualify themselves.

i) Campus

The program offered at Indian Bank Manipal School of Banking (IBMSB) is fully residential and the participants will have to necessarily stay in the campus. Apart from professional studies, the campus life would be an essential part of the training of the participants

ii) Curriculum

The Post-Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF) would be a one-year program comprising of four trimesters. First three trimesters would be conducted at IBMSB, Bangalore. The fourth trimester would be devoted to internship to be pursued by the participant at designated branches of Indian Bank.

iii) Program Delivery

Classes will be held 5 days a week from Monday to Friday with Saturday devoted to E-learning and Sunday being a weekly holiday. Formal class room sessions will be of 75 minutes duration. There will be 6 sessions on each day. Program delivery will be in the form of class room lectures, tutorial discussions, seminars, laboratory work, assignments, case studies, library research projects and other exercises. Considerable emphasis will be placed on self learning by the participants. Apart from the regular classes, the participants would be required to take part in additional curricular and extracurricular activities. Co-curricular activities will form an essential part of the learning process.

iv) Attendance Requirement

It is mandatory for all participants to take part in all curricular and co-curricular activities. They would be required to attend all classes i.e., 100% attendance is mandatory. Leave of absence would be given only on extreme compassionate grounds with the specific permission of the Competent Authority/Officer In-charge.

v) Fee Structure and Educational Loan Facility

The fees for the Course will be Rs.3,50,000 (Rupees Three Lakhs and Fifty Thousand) plus taxes (all inclusive of boarding, Lodging and course fees, other fees, etc.), as applicable, payable to Manipal Global Education Services. The Bank will extend its Educational Loan facility to all the selected candidates on the terms and conditions as applicable to Educational Loan Scheme of the Bank.

The first EMI for the Educational loan availed is payable one month after completion of the course (i.e. one month and one year from admission). There would be no recovery of EMIs or interest during the training period and the interest accrued during this course period would be recovered along with the normal EMIs. The EMIs are spread over a period of 84 months (7 years). Bank may consider refunding of interest/loan either in its entirety or portions in a deferred manner at the rate of 20% each year in annual installments starting from the end of the fifth year if he/she continues in service with the Bank. Since the candidates will be staying away from Home and in Hostel, they are encouraged to take the appropriate medical insurance policy to cover themselves.

VI) Award of Post- Graduate Diploma

On successful completion of the program, a Postgraduate Diploma in Banking and Finance will be conferred on the participant by Manipal Academy of Higher Education (deemed to be University registered under UGC). However, for the award of the postgraduate diploma, a participant has to fulfill the following requirements:

  • He/she should have taken and passed in each course of study as prescribed in the curriculum to earn at least the minimum number of credits specified for that particular course.
  • The participant acquires not less than the minimum required credits at the end of the program.
  • The participant satisfactorily fulfills other academic requirements (as specified in the course of Study/ curriculum) like practical training, work visits, seminar, project etc. and completes the internship program.

Final Placement at Indian Bank

All the candidates who complete the ―POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN BANKING AND FINANCE and are awarded the Diploma will be eligible for appointment in JMG I as Probationary officers in Indian Bank. They will be fixed in starting pay scale as applicable to JMGS I Officer. The pay scale of Indian Bank PO PGDBF Programme has not been revealed yet in the official notification.

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