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Preparation strategy for SBI clerk mains 2016 exam

The State Bank of India conducts the SBI clerk examination every year for recruitment in the clerical division. It is a very prestigious examination for those aiming to enter the banking sector. With thousands of aspirants appearing every year, it is necessary to be well prepared for this examination. This article will provide the candidates appearing this year with the necessary information regarding the Preparation strategy for SBI clerk mains 2016 exam.

Examination Pattern

The candidates who have qualified the preliminary examination will have to appear for the Online Mains examination. The performance in this main examination will decide the final list of candidates eligible for the interview round. The mains exam has 4 sections as follows:

Section

Total Marks

Total questions

English Language

40

40

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

Financial or General Awareness

50

50

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

50

60

Total

190

200

Preparation strategy

With the date of examination nearing, it is essential for the candidates to be fully prepared. Time management is a skill which will help you in attempting maximum questions in due time. Also, practicing mock sample test papers make you aware of the examination pattern and enhance your accuracy and efficiency. The tips for preparation of the individual sections are as follows:

  • English Language: Read newspapers like The Hindu, Economic Times and editorial columns in newspapers to enhance your command over the English language. Error spotting, Sentence Rearrangement, Fill in the Blanks, Sentence Correction and Comprehension are some important topics in this section.
  • Quantitative Aptitude: This is a scoring section, provided you have practiced adequately. Focus on topics like Decimal and Fractions, Profit and Loss, Frequency Polygon, Number series, Simple and Compound Interest, Time and Distance, Averages, Bar-diagram etc.
  • Financial or General Awareness: This section mainly includes questions on the current affairs. Candidates are advised to read newspapers and general knowledge magazines regularly to score well in this section.
  • Reasoning: This is the most scoring section and practice is the key to handle this section effectively. Venn diagrams, Coding and Decoding, Seating arrangement, puzzles and Statement and Conclusion type of questions are the most important topics for this section.

Little time is left for the examination and the candidates must devote this crucial time to practice as much as possible. Stay calm and take good care of your health.

All the best!

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IBPS CLERK 2016 Selection Procedure

IBPS Clerk is one of the most awaited examinations of 2016. It offers recruitment for the Clerical post in different participating banks. IBPS CLERK 2016 Selection Procedure is the detailed process through which, final recruitment of the qualified candidates is done. The selection takes place through multiple stages and a candidate should qualify each stage for getting a job in one of the participating banks.

There are three main stages for IBPS CLERK 2016 Selection Procedure, which are- Preliminary exam, Main exam or common written examination (CWE- used for both Prelim & Main), followed by interview round and document verification.

Check out all the updates of IBPS Clerk Selection Procedure 2016 on this page.

Stage I- IBPS Clerk Selection Procedure 2016 – Clear Preliminary Examination

The candidates need to clear the prelim exam, first of all. This is your first hurdle in the process of making it to the clerical division of a participating bank. The exam pattern is-

  • 100 questions= 100 marks

  • Time Duration= 01 hour

Stage II- IBPS Clerk Selection Procedure 2016 – Clear Main Examination

After a candidate has cleared the prelim exam, the next stage involves Main exam. This is a bit tedious stage. That is why; the aspirants should have a complete preparation for this. The exam pattern is-

  • 200 questions= 200 marks

  • 5 sections= Reasoning, English Language, Numerical Ability, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge

  • Each section= 40 questions of 1 marks each

  • Negative marking for every wrong answer= 0.25 marks

  • Time Duration= 02 hours

Stage III- IBPS Clerk Selection Procedure 2016 – Final Interview Round and Document Verification

  • The successful candidates shall be called for interview round.

  • Screening will be done for responsiveness in given circumstances and vocal skills.

Documents required for verification include-

  • Printout of Valid Calls Letter

  • Valid Online Application form

  • Date of Birth Proof

  • Photo Identity Proof

  • Graduation Mark sheet

  • If applied for reservation Caste Certificate

  • Medical Certificate for Physically Disability candidates

  • Experience Certificates

  • NOC from department (applicable for those candidates who are pursuing any Government Jobs / Public Sector Undertaking job)

Preparation of the merit list and call for provisional Allotment Process

After this, the merit list is prepared and released by IBPS. This IBPS Clerk Exam Merit List 2016 list is prepared on the basis of performance of candidates in Written Main examination and interview round. The shortlisted IBPS Clerk exam 2016 candidates, on the basis of merit list shall be then, called for provisional Allotment Process.

Check the Full Notification of IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 by checking the IBPS Official website www.ibps.in or by going through our website.

How to get PO jobs in Banks

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SBI Clerk Result 2016 Exam Date Pre/Mains Call Letter

State Bank of India is one of the renowned banks in our country that is known for recruiting candidates in huge numbers every year though two crucial online examinations, SBI Clerk Exam and SBI PO Exam.

SBI recently conducted clerk preliminary online examination 2016 on various dates like 22nd May, 28th May and 29th May. The rest remaining two slots will be conducted on 4th June, 2016 and 5th June, 2016.

SBI Clerk Exam 2016 Tentative Schedule

Here are the complete details on SBI Clerk Exam 2016 Exam dates which must be kept in mind if you are aiming for this bank.

Activity by SBI

Important Dates

Online registration through SBI’s official website

5th April, 2016 to 28th April, 2016

Pre-Exam training

5th May, 2016

Download Preliminary Examination Hall ticket

11th May, 2016

SBI Clerk Preliminary Examination 2016

22nd May, 28th May, 29th May, 2016

4th June, 2016 and 5th June, 2016

Download Main Examination Hall ticket

17th June, 2016

SBI Clerk Main Examination 2016

30th June, 2016

Interview and Language Test

In the month of July*

*The exact date for this exam is yet to be announced by State Bank of India *

SBI Clerk 2016 Preliminary Exam Result

The SBI clerk Prelim 2016 exam was conducted on 22 May 2016. Aspiring candidates who appeared for the exam are very eager to know about the SBI clerk Prelim 2016 exam results so that they can know whether they make it up to the SBI clerk Mains 2016 exam phase or not.

SBI Clerk 2016 Exam Result

Final Result of SBI Preliminary Examination 2016

In the month of June*

*The exact date for this exam is yet to be announced by State Bank of India *

Final Result of SBI Clerk Main Examination 2016

In the month of September*

*The exact date for this exam is yet to be announced by State Bank of India *

How to download SBI Clerk Preliminary /Mains Exam 2016 Call Letter?

The only way to download your call letter for the SBI Clerk Preliminary /Mains Exam 2016 is through the official website of SBI. You can go through this link as well: http://www.sbi.co.in/

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 South Indian Bank PO Recruitment

The South Indian Bank (SIB) had issued a notification inviting applications from Indian nationals for filling up vacancies of Probationary Legal Officer (Scale I). The interested candidates, satisfying all criteria of eligibility can apply ON-LINE through the bank’s official website from 1st June to 7th June 2016. This article will provide you the necessary details regarding South Indian Bank PO Recruitment.

Vacancy Details

Name of the Posts: Probationary Legal Officer 
Total no. of vacancies: 07
Probation Period: The period of probation is 2 years and the confirmation will be subject to satisfactory performance during probation.

Important Dates

The important dates for the recruitment process are as follows:

Online registration – opening from

01/06/2016

Online registration – closure on

07/06/2016

Last date for remitting application fee at any branch of South Indian Bank

10/06/2016

Eligibility Criteria

Minimum Educational Qualification:

  • LLB (from recognized university under 5/3 regular course)

  • Minimum 60% in X/SSLC, XII/HSC

  • Aggregate of 60 % in LLB (all semesters put together)

Age limit:

  • Not more than 28 years as on 31.03.2016

  • Upper age limit will be relaxed by five years in the case of SC/ST candidates

Work Experience:

  • Work experience is desirable.

  • Candidates with experience at Bar or other Banks/FIs as Legal Officers will be given preference.

Selection Procedure

  • Initial short listing of applications will be done by the Bank and the call letter for Written Test and PI for the shortlisted candidates can be downloaded from the official website.

  • Written Test and Personal Interview.

Salary

  • IBA approved pay scale of Rs. 23700– 980/7 – 30560- 1145/2 – 32850- 1310/7 - 42020 plus DA, HRA & other allowances.

  • Eligible for performance linked incentive applicable to Scale I officers as per the scheme in vogue.

Application Procedure

Application Fee: The application fee is Rs. 600/- for general candidates and Rs. 150/- for SC/ST candidates and can be remitted at any SIB branch.

How to apply: Subject to the fulfillment of the eligibility criteria, the candidates can apply online through the bank’s official website https://www.southindianbank.com from 01.06.2016 to 07.06.2016.

The interested candidates are advised to fill in the application forms at the earliest.

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Tips and strategy to crack SBI clerk prelims 2016 exam

SBI aka State Bank of India is one of the phenomenal public banking sector all over the India. Amongst all the government public sectors, it is one of the largest banking sectors. Lakhs of aspirants who are seeking for jobs follow this bank religiously. This year SBI has once again given an opportunity to the candidates to apply for the post of SBI Clerk. The notification for 2016 exam has been released. There are almost 13734 posts that are available for the aspirants. In order to crack the SBI Clerk Prelims 2016 Exam, one needs to create and follow the strategies so that they can easily clear this exam.

SELECTION PROCEDURE OF SBI CLERK

A candidate will have to undergo three steps in order to start their association with SBI. This 3-tier recruitment process has three rounds.
1. Prelim Exam
2. Main Exam
3. Interview
This article will mainly focus on the SBI Clerk Prelim Exam. 

In order to clear the Prelim exam successfully, it is important that the candidate is well versed with the Exam’s syllabus, like how many sections are there, how many questions are present and what all topics are covered in each section.

DURATION OF EXAM AND TOTAL NUMBER OF QUESTIONS IN THE EXAM

This exam is a 60 minute (1 hour) exam and in that 1 hour one will have to solve in total 100 questions. In order to score gracious marks in each section, the candidate will have to attempt maximum number of questions so that the cut off criteria can be met. The cut off is decided by SBI itself.

EXAM PATTERN FOR SBI PRELIMS 2016 EXAM

SECTION

TOTAL NUMBER OF QUESTIONS

MARKS

TIME LIMIT

English Language

30

30

60 minutes (1 hour)

Reasoning

35

35

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

Now, what section should be attempted first? 

Plan in such a manner that you are aware of your strengths and weaknesses

  • Initiate with the section in which you are very confident
  • If you are confident in Reasoning section or English language section, start with that particular section first. This way your confidence will boost up in the exam.

Now, sections wise let’s have a look on what all topics you should focus upon and this detailed list will definitely help in cracking the exam and scoring well.

  1. ENGLISH LANGUAGE

The level of the English Exam is easy. There are so many candidates who think that they are weak in communications and English language. But, for this exam the 20 questions that appear are comparatively very easy. If you start practicing the below listed topics on a daily basis then it would be much easier for you to crack the exam. Following the below mentioned strategy, start answering the topics in ascending manner

Topics

Fill in the Blanks

Cloze Test

Spotting the Error

Sentence Improvement

Para-jumbles

Reading Comprehension

Note: In the 2016 Prelims Exam, it is being said that the story based reading comprehension will also be asked

  1. REASONING

This is one of the most scoring sections. The level of this exam is also easy. In this section, you get an opportunity to answer maximum number of questions. One thing that needs to be taken care of here is that the candidates don’t end up spending their time on the lengthy questions. Attempt the topics in the following order

Topics

Syllogism

Inequality

Coding-Decoding

Miscellaneous Questions

Linear Arrangement

Circular Seating Arrangement

Puzzle

Important note: It is advised that the candidates do not end up wasting their precious time by starting with the puzzle questions nor circular seating arrangement questions.

  1. NUMERICAL ABILITY

This section is a very scoring one but then at the same time, it involves a lot of calculations. Here also it is advised that the lengthy questions are attempted in the end. The order is as follows:

Topics

Data Interpretation

Simplification/Approximation

Number Series

Miscellaneous Questions (Average, Time and Work, Profit and Loss)

TIME MANAGEMENT AND ACCURACY DURING THE PRELIM 2016 EXAM

The below table involves the number of accurate attempts that you should give to each section and it also involves the time that should be dedicated for each section.

SECTION

ACCURATE ATTEMPTS

(MINIMUM)

TIME FOR EACH SECTION

PRIORITY

Reasoning Ability

15-18

20 minutes

I

English Language

17-19

15 minutes

II

Quantitative Aptitude

15-16

25 minutes

III

The above mentioned time management and attempts might make you feel nervous, but the below mentioned study plan will help you in preparing for all the topics in a well-mannered way.

Week

Expected number of Questions

(<5)

Expected number of Questions

(5-9)

Expected number of Questions

(>=10)

Week 1

Number Series, Simplification

(12-14 hours per week)

Analytical Reasoning

(includes seating arrangement)

(14-16 hours per week)

Reading Comprehension

Vocabulary

(8-10 hours per week)

Week 2

Arithmetic

(Simple, Compound Interest, Speed, Distance, Time and Work, Percentages)

(12-15 hours per week)

Coding-Decoding Inequalities

(10-12 hours per week)

Grammar and Correct Usage

(8-10 hours per week)

Week 3

Data Interpretation

(10-12 hours per week)

Syllogism, Blood Relation, Direction Sense

(10-12 hours per week)

Parajumbles, Cloze test

(6-8 hours per week)

Week 4

Geometry and Mensuration

(7-8 hours per week)

Approximately 10 Mock tests that too full length plus Analysis

(16-20 hours)

Week 5

Approximately 12 Full Length Mock tests+Analysis

The marks pattern of 2016 Exam for each section is as follows:

Number of Questions

30/35

Total marks

30/35

Marks per correct answer

1

Negative marking for incorrect answer

0.25

DATES OF THE PRELIM 2016 EXAM

The vital dates of this exam are mentioned below:

Events

Dates

Online registration of application Starts

April 5, 2016

Online registration of application ends

April 5, 2016

Last date for editing of application

April 5, 2016

Last date for printing of application

May 10, 2016

Last date of Online Fee Payment

April 28, 2016

Last date of Offline Fee Payment

April 28, 2016

Admit Card of Preliminary Exam

May 11, 2016

Online Preliminary Exam

May 22 to June 6, 2016

Result of Preliminary Exam

June, 2016

Admit Card of Main Exam

June 17, 2016 (tentatively)

Online Main Exam

June, 2016

Result of Main Exam

July, 2016

Admit Card for pre-exam training

May 6, 2016 onwards

According to the above dates, some quick tips and strategies that would be beneficial for the candidates are:

  • Manage Time accordingly for each section

As described in detail above, time management is a supreme factor in this exam. It is suggested that the candidates attempt maximum number of questions so that they score a nice cut off. If once a good cut off is achieved then there is surely a seat reserved for you for this post

  • Online mock exams

Like any other exam, this exam also requires a regular practice. Before the exams, the candidates should start giving online mock tests on a regular basis. The score achieved through the online mock exams will give you a clear picture of where exactly you stand at that particular moment. Also, you will get to know what all questions appear in the exam, their style and their pattern. The third advantage of giving these online exams is that, they will help you in managing the time for each section accurately

  • Reading newspapers

In general also, reading newspapers is a good habit and if you follow this routine before the SBI Clerk exams, then it will be extra beneficial. The General Knowledge questions although appear in the main exam but still it is important to read the newspapers on a regular basis.

  • Study Regularly

It is necessary that the aspirants study for at least 6 to 10 hours for a day. Practice questions from each topic on a regular basis. The regular studies will make your concepts clear and will give you a path to clear the exam in a successful manner

Some special tips for the quantitative section as that section is a complex one. The following tips might help you in saving your time and relieving stress

  • The topics that have direct formulas, practice them on a regular basis. The direct formulas will give you direct results.

Topics like SI, CI and Partnerships have direct formulas

  • Vedic Mathematics and various other shortcut tricks like finding cube, multiplication or division can be used

  • The questions in which you are not confident, do not end up wasting time in solving them or even going through them once

  • It will be great if you can solve the caselets. The caselets will help you score 5 marks directly

  • The other sections that are Logical Reasoning and English language, solve these sections in the fastest possible manner and then switch to the quantitative section and give your hundred percent there

It is not a tedious task to clear the Prelim exam, all that you need to do is focus on the important topics in each section and manage your time accordingly. Practice regularly and appear for the exam will full confidence.

For further information regarding the SBI Clerk Prelims 2016 Exam, you can easily login to www.sbi.co.in and get all the required details.

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SBI SO Recruitment Notifications 2016

State Bank of India has announced recruitment for SBI Specialist Officers positions on contract basis. The only mode via which you can apply is through Bank’s official website or you can follow this article for the important information on SBI SO Recruitment and links.
There are total 19 positions available under this drive.

Registration for the Recruitment of Officers in Specialized Positions for Project Lotus in State Bank of India has started from today.

Important Events

Dates

Commencement of on-line registration of application and

Online Fee Payment

02/06/2016 till 14/06/2016

Last date for printing your application

29/06/2016

Last date of receipt of application along with enclosures at CRPD, Mumbai

20/06/2016

Exact date for the examination is yet to be released by the Bank.

What are the available positions, age, educational qualifications and work experience required for the SBI SO?

Position

Age (As on 01.03.2016)

Minimum Educational Qualification as on 01.03.2016

Experience as on 01.03.2016

Acquisition Relationship Managers

Min: 22 Years

Max: 35 Years

Graduate from Government recognized University or Institution.

Minimum 2 years of relevant experience.

Relationship Managers

Min: 23 Years

Max: 35 Years

Minimum 3 years of relevant experience.

Relationship Manager (Team Lead)

Min: 25 Years

Max: 40 Years

Minimum 4 years of relevant experience

Zonal Head / Senior RM-Sales (Corporate & SMEs)

Min: 30 Years

Max: 50 Years

Minimum 10 years of relevant experience.

Zonal Head / Senior RM-Sales (Retail HNI)

Minimum 10 years of experience in the Financial services industry.

Risk Officer (Mid-Office)

Min: 25 Years

Max: 40 Years

Minimum 5 years overall financial experience.

Compliance Officer

Minimum 5 years overall experience in Wealth Management.

Customer Relationship Executives

Min: 20 Years

Max: 35 Years

Experience in documentation.

Investment Counsellors

Min: 23 Years

Max: 35 Years

Graduate from Government recognized University with certifications mandated by SEBI.

Minimum 3 years of experience as an Investment advisor/counselor in Wealth Management.

Project Development Manager - Business

Min: 25 Years

Max: 40 Years

MBA/MMS/PGDM

Minimum 4 years experience in banking.

Project Development Manager - Technology

MBA/MMS/PGDM/ ME/M. Tech/BE/ B. Tech

Minimum 4 years of relevant experience.

Here is the link through which you can initiate registration for SBI SO position: http://ibps.sifyitest.com/sbisomay16/basic_details.php

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SBI PO 2016 Expected Cut-Off Marks

SBI PO 2016 Expected Cut-Off Marks

SBI PO Prelims 2016 cut-off marks will be announced by the State Bank of India on July 18. The cut-off marks for the SBI PO Mains 2016 will be declared by the Bank on August 16. The final cut-off will be declared on September 30.

*Stay tuned with TopRankers for any sort of exam information from the Bank!

Cut-Off is the minimum required marks to be secured by the candidates to qualify the different levels of the exam. As per the SBI PO 2016 selection process, candidates who qualify SBI PO Prelims are called to appear in the main exam. Those who qualify main exam are called for the final round that is the group discussion followed by personal interview round. The Bank makes the final selection based on the performance of the candidates in GD, PI.

Below, we have published the SBI PO 2015 Cut-Off Marks for various exam levels, which will help you fine-tune your preparation for the upcoming SBI PO Exams.

SBI PO Prelims 2015 Cut-Off Marks:

SBI PO Prelims 2015 Cut-Off Marks (Category-Wise)-

SBI PO Prelims Cut-Off 2015

Category

Cut-Off Marks

General

47.5

OBC

42.25

SC

37.25

ST

19.75

OH

29.25

VH

30.75

SBI PO Prelims 2015 Cut-Off Marks (Section-Wise)-

Sectional Cut-Off Marks 2015

Subject

Cut-Off Marks

ST/SC/OBC/VH/OH

General

English Language

3.25

5.75

Quants

3.5

5.75

Reasoning

5.75

9.25

SBI PO Mains 2015 Cut-Off Marks:

SBI PO Mains Cut-Off 2015

Subject

Max. Marks

Cut-Off Marks

SC/ST/OBC

General

Reasoning

50

10

13

Data Analysis & Interpretation

50

10

13

General Awareness/
Marketing/Computer
Knowledge

50

10

14

English Language

50

10

13

Total Cut-Off

70

80

SBI PO Descriptive & Interview 2015 Cut-Off Marks -

SBI PO Descriptive & Interview Cut-Off 2015

Descriptive Papers
& Interview

Cut-Off Marks

SC

ST

OBC

GEN

OH

VH

Descriptive Paper is evaluated only for those candidates who have secured the minimum qualifying marks in all the subjects

82

70

93

108

73

70

Marks obtained in the written exam by the last candidate called for GD & Interview

128

116

137

151

118

132

TopRankers is going to announce the result of recently held SBI PO Prelims All India Test on June 7. The result will be in the similar format as of SBI PO Prelims actual report card. The result will contain the Category-wise Cut-Off and the Section-wise Cut-Off marks. TopRankers anticipates that the cut-off marks of its All India Test will be very near to the SBI PO 2016 cut-off marks. Stay tuned for the further updates!

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QUICK PREPARATION TIPS FOR IBPS PO 2016

QUICK PREPARATION TIPS FOR IBPS PO 2016

IBPS PO 2016 examination is just five months away and all the aspiring candidates are already gearing up for this exam so that it can be qualified in just a single stroke. This exam is the best gateway to enter various public banks, SBI, RBI, associated government banks, LIC of India and other government bodies.

If you are preparing for the IBPS PO 2016 Exam, then get ready for extreme pressure, words of wanted (and unwanted) advice, expert suggestions and the stress of “what next”. However, if you are considering career in banking domain; especially as a Probationary Officer, this complete guide to crack IBPS PO Exam 2016 will be of a great help to you.

Banking sector has taken a plunge in the category of hiring potential candidates every year in bulk through its various online examinations. Out of those exams, IBPS PO Exam is the most sought-after as it fills vacant Probationary officer posts in various banks and institutions. For your assistance, we have tried compiling the best tips, tricks and solutions to qualify IBPS PO Exam 2016.

IBPS PO Mock Test - Attempt now!

Why IBPS PO?

It is commonly said that a good beginning is half the work done. The best bank in India will help you get more exposure, secured career, lofty pay scale and other benefits and allowances.

Qualifying CWE (Common Written Exam) PO conducted by IBPS is the foremost step to pave your career path smooth and steady. IBPS is tied up with more than 29 public sector and regional rural banks that provides wide options to opt from.

The criteria for appearing for IBPS PO 2016 examination is that the candidate has to be between 20 years to 30 years of age as on 01-07-2016, and should have completed their graduation or equivalent in any discipline. There is a no percentage criterion applicable to appear for the IBPS PO Exam, candidate must possess a pass degree.

IBPS PO Exam 2016 Important Dates

IBPS PO Exam 2016 shall be conducted in two major phases and the given below table is all about the important dates of IBPS PO Exam 2016 that you must keep in mind.  

Exam Name

Tentative Date

Preliminary Examination

16.10.2016, 22.10.2016 & 23.10.2016

Main Examination

20.11.2016

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2016

Section Name

Total Questions

Total Marks

Duration of Exam

What is covered under this section?

English Language

35

35

1 Hour

This section tests your vocabulary, and basic comprehension and English grammar.

Quantitative Aptitude/Numerical Ability

35

35

Let us clarify here you will be tested on elementary mathematics only, i.e. till class 10th.

Reasoning Ability

35

35

This section is to test your ability to identify patterns and logical links. Hint – ever taken an IQ test?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

The lurking demon – IBPS 2016

If you are appearing for the IBPS Examinations in October and November, you might be experiencing the onset of slight panic. Most of the students, at this time are at the receiving end of pressure from practically everyone.

Well, relax. IBPS 2016 Exam is set on a defined syllabus and Exam pattern that helps you in preparing this exam well.

Before we tell you about the best preparatory methods for IBPS 2016, let’s see what a typical IBPS Exam consists of.

IBPS PO Main Exam 2016

Section Name

Total Questions

Total Marks

Duration of Exam

What is covered under this section?

English Language

40

40

2 Hour

This section tests your vocabulary, Comprehensions, unseen passages, and Grammar.

Quantitative Aptitude/Numerical Ability

50

50

This section tests elementary mathematics till class 10th.

Reasoning Ability

50

50

This section tests your ability to identify patterns and logical links.

GK Test

50

50

Checks general knowledge, current affairs and latest updates on the world around you.

Computer Knowledge

20

20

Basics computer, internet and networking concepts and terms.

How to prepare effectively for IBPS 2016 Exam?

  1. Subject-wise preparation

Most of the subjects in IBPS need either practice or reading, and hence, your biggest asset is your time.

For English comprehension and grammar, practice as many papers as you can. There is nothing to route-learn here. For vocabulary, refer to the notes of a coaching institute or a teacher or the online IBPS preparation websites, and try using those words in your daily life. Mugging up is quite a waste of time for this subject.

General Knowledge:

Make newspapers your best friend; but do not try to learn the entire news by heart. Brush through the daily happenings and keep abreast with the world around you. This would cover the current affairs for you. However, for other general knowledge questions; books for the specific subject would be your best bet.

Mathematics/Quantitative Aptitude:

Considering this is an elementary level Math, brush up your concepts and practice. Practical subjects require maximum practice.

Logical reasoning:

Both these subjects require you to apply your mind in various situations. Practicing your study material and previous years’ IBPS questions will give you a good grasp over this subject. However, during the exam, it is important to apply your own mind and keep yourself relaxed.

  1. Are your notes and study materials in place?

Since the course of IBPS is quite vast, it is necessary to have your reference notes in place. Smart work is the key so do not try to learn everything under the sun, but instead concentrate on the study material and notes provided by the experts of the industry.

Online IBPS preparatory mock test series and sample papers are surely worth a try.

  1. Do your own SWOT analysis?

One of the most common and frequently asked questions includes asking previous years students on how to study for IBPS. There isn’t any specific methodo study. You have to identify your strengths and weaknesses, and work around them. For instance, you might have a brilliant grasp over English grammar but your vocabulary perhaps needs some work. Or, you might be a Math whiz, but your general knowledge might need some brush up.

Needless to say, your weak subjects would need more time. We would advise studying a relatively easy subject and a difficult one, alternatively. This way you would be able to cover up your weaknesses, and at the same time, give time to your strengths as well.

Every student has his/her own way of studying; and the concentration span may also vary from person to person. Some students can study for 8 hours at a stretch, while some might need breaks after every 45 minutes. Figure out your concentration span, and follow it. Taking a break, and set up a reward system for completing the task at hand, to judge your performance. This can be quite a positive motivation that you might need. Do not beat yourself by comparing with others. Set your own regime and stick to it.

  1. Set a timetable and put a reward system in place

A wise man once said that failing to plan is planning to fail. You know the deadline and you know the course. Set a timetable on a daily, or even better; hourly basis, and stick to it. The key here is to keep it realistic.

Again, identifying your strengths and weaknesses will help you devise your timetable suitably. If your attention span is of 1 hour, set your timelines 1 hour at a time, and give yourself feasible breaks. If you study one subject at once, set your goals according to the same scenario.

One way of ensuring that you stick to your deadlines, is by removing distractions while studying, but framing a suitable reward system for analyzing your own performance. It’s much like dieting – the reason so many people fail to maintain their diets, is because they remove all temptations at once. It’s great for a few days, but old habits die hard. What’s your sin? Whether it is watching television or playing games, do not cut off completely. Reward yourself with it when you finish your goal, but make sure that you reward yourself honestly. We have worked under negative motivators and fear of failure or punishment, for so long, that we have forgotten the power of a positive motivator. Use it!

  1. Test yourself

Giving mock tests and practicing last years’ IBPS question papers without referring to your course material can be a good check as well as a revision. Occasionally, and especially after you complete your course once, test yourself through these papers. Such mock exams can be found at online IBPS preparation websites.

However, make sure that you do not get de-motivated if you don’t score as much as you expected. They are called practice papers for a reason. Giving yourself random checks will help you identify which areas you need to work upon and where your expertise wins.

Once you have set your goals clearly, plan well and go for it. Remember, you are a human being and not a robot. You are bound to make mistakes. The key is to keep calm and understand that things might not always go according to plan. It is important to adapt, adjust and accommodate. Happy studying and all the best!

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IBPS PO 2016 Selection Procedure

IBPS PO 2016 Selection Procedure

The Probationary Officer examination is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) annually. This is one of the most sought-after examinations because it sees the maximum number of candidates’ participation. It is estimated that every year over 40 lakh candidates appear for IBPS PO exam.

The IBPS PO exam is known for being complex and highly competitive. The selection procedure for IBPS PO is done in four levels, which are explained below.

Levels of the IBPS PO Selection Procedure 2016-

In general, IBPS PO selection procedure, depending upon the exam conducting authority, can be of 4-5 different levels. These levels are-

Level 1 : Preliminary Examination

Level 2 : Main Examination

Level 3 : Interview and Document Verification

Level 4 : Personnel allotment

Level-Wise IBPS PO 2016 Selection Procedure

Let’s go through the IBPS PO 2016 level-wise selection procedure:

IBPS PO Selection Procedure 2016 for Level 1: Preliminary Examination

S.No.

Exam Section

Number of questions asked in the section

Marks allotted to each section

1

English Language

30

30

2

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

3

Reasoning Ability

35

35

Total

100

100

IBPS PO Selection Procedure 2016 for Level 2: Main Examination

S.No.

Exam Section

Number of questions asked in the section

Marks allotted to each section

1

English language

40

40

2

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

3

Reasoning Ability

50

50

4

General Awareness (special reference to banking industry)

40

40

5

Computer proficiency

20

20

Total

200

200 marks

IBPS PO Selection Procedure 2016 for Level 3: Interview and Document Verification

The candidates should bring along the following documents for cross verification-

  • Birth certificate (birth certificate, class X certificate with date of birth)
  • All Graduation Mark sheets and certificate as education proof
  • Experience certificate (if any)
  • Photo identity proof of the candidate
  • Printed copy of the valid interview call letter/admit card
  • Hard copy of the application form
  • Category certificate, if applicable
  • Caste certificate issues by the competent authority (reserved category consisting SC, ST, and OBC)
  • Medical certificate in prescribed format (for the physically handicapped students)

After document verification, the candidates are sent for interview round. Here, the candidates face a panel of judges who interview the candidate on the specific or generic questions. The candidates are judged on following basis-

  • Personality
  • Body language
  • Communication skills
  • Academics
  • General social behaviour

The Judge Panel consists of representatives from different banks.

After all this, allotment is done for the candidates according to the final merit list.

This is all you should know about the IBPS PO 2016 Selection Procedure.

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IBPS PO 2016 Exam Pattern

IBPS PO 2016 Exam Pattern

All those candidates who are appearing for IBPS PO 2016 Exam should be aware about the IBPS PO exam syllabus and IBPS PO 2016 Exam Pattern. Here is your complete guide for the same.

The IBPS Probationary Officer examination pattern 2016 has changed completely. That is why, it is important to be aware about these changes. The candidates should qualify three main stages before getting their seats allotted. Let us have a look at these stages and their exam syllabus.

Stage-I: – IBPS PO 2016 Preliminary Examination

The level of questions asked in Prelim examinations is not very difficult at this stage. It consist of three main sections, which are depicted below-

Name of Subject

No. of Questions

Marks.

Time Duration

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

1 Hour

Reasoning Ability

35

35

English Language

30

30

Total

100

100

For every correct answer, you get 1 mark and for every wrong answer, 0.25 marks are deducted.

Stage-II: – IBPS PO 2016 Main Exam

In this stage, there are objective and descriptive questions. Details of this stage are depicted below-

Name of the Section 

No. of Questions

Marks

Time Duration

Computer

40

40

Quantitative Aptitude

40

40

2 Hours

Verbal Ability

40

40

Current Affairs

40

40

Reasoning

40

40

Total

200

200

The candidates should qualify through each section so as to pass Stage-III. After you have given your objective test, a descriptive question paper will appear on the screen. It will have English Language related questions.

Stage-III: – Personal Interview

In this stage, the candidates shall be judged on the basis of many factors. The panel of judges consist from the representatives from different banks.

IBPS PO 2016 Exam Syllabus

We recommend the candidates to go through following sections carefully:

  • English language: Reading Comprehension, Jumbled Sentences, Error Corrections
  • Reasoning Section:  Input–output (machine coding and decoding), Sentence coding, Logical Reasoning, Syllogism, Puzzle, Seating Arrangement, Data Sufficiency, Directions etc.
  • General Awareness, Marketing, and Computer: Current Affairs, Banking Awareness, Marketing, Computer Awareness
  • Data Analysis & Interpretation: Line graphs, Bar chart, Pie chart, Tables, Probability

We hope that this article will motivate our aspiring readers to qualify for the IBPS PO 2016 exam. 

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