Thursday, 27 July 2017

What should be my preference of banks for IBPS PO exam?

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is a recruitment agency which conducts online examinations to recruit the candidates for the post of probationary officer/ Management trainee in various public-sector banks.

Large no. of candidates apply for the banking exam every year due to job security and various perks.

While filling up the application form, candidates need to fill the preferred choice for the participating banks in which candidates want to join after selection.

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Many candidates are finding it difficult and got confused That how to fill the preference order of banks for IBPS PO exam?

How to fill the bank preference for IBPS PO 2017?


IBPS has released the no. of vacancy along with the notification. There are 3247 vacancies announce by the IBPS for the 20 participating banks.

Candidates can choose the bank preference based on the different criteria like no. of vacancies in the state, place of headquarters, locations and no of the branches etc.



Here we are going to share some tips on what should be bank preference for IBPS PO 2017 exam?

The no. of vacancies in each participating bank are listed below along with its headquarter.

S.No.
Participating Bank
Total no. of Seats
Headquarters
1
Allahabad Bank
447
Kolkata
2
Andhra Bank
200
Hyderabad
3
Bank of Baroda
0
Vadodara
4
Bank of India
200
Mumbai
5
Bank of Maharashtra
0
Pune
6
Canara Bank
900
Bangalore
7
Central Bank of India
200
Mumbai
8
Corporation Bank
0
Mangalore
9
Dena Bank
0
Mumbai
10
IDBI Bank
0
Mumbai
11
Indian Bank
0
Chennai
12
Indian Overseas Bank
0
Chennai
13
Oriental Bank of Commerce
300
Delhi
14
Punjab National Bank
400
Delhi
15
Punjab & Sind Bank
100
Delhi
16
Syndicate Bank
0
Manipal
17
UCO Bank
0
Mumbai
18
Union Bank of India
400
Mumbai
19
United Bank of India
100
Kolkata
20
Vijaya Bank
0
Bangalore

Total
3247


There are different criteria to fill the bank preference while filling up the application form. You can have some idea on how to fill the bank preference order for IBPS PO exam by below-given criterion:

Fill bank preference based on Headquarters of the banks:


If the candidate belongs to southern India and by mistake he chooses the bank which has the branches in north India, then it will be difficult for the candidate to get familiar with the environment.

You can choose the preference order based on the headquarter of the banks. The banks have more branches in the state where the headquarter located. So, there will be chances to get posted near your place.

Fill bank preference based on Region/States:


IBPS gives the preference to the candidates who are familiar which the regional language. Also, candidates feel the good work environment in own states. You can choose the bank preference for IBPS PO based on the region as given below:

For North India Region:

  • Punjab National Bank
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Central Bank of India
  • Oriental Bank of Commerce
  • Allahabad Bank
  • IDBI Bank
  • Punjab & Sind Bank
  • Canara Bank

For East and North India Region

  • Bank of India
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Allahabad Bank
  • United Bank of India
  • UCO Bank
  • Canara Bank
  • Union Bank

For West and Central India Region:

  • IDBI Bank
  • Dena Bank
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Corporation Bank
  • Canara Bank
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • Bank of Maharashtra

For South India Region:

  • Indian Bank
  • Andhra Bank
  • Vijaya Bank
  • Canara Bank
  • Corporation Bank
  • Syndicate Bank
  • Indian Overseas Bank

Fill bank preference based on candidate's choice:

Many candidates want the banks of their choices based on the work environment and promotion system of the banks. Candidates can take advice from the bank employees to know about the banks before filling the application form.

Note - The preference order in the above table only 14 banks out of the 20 banks released the no. of seats to recruit the candidates in their banks. But remaining six banks can announce the seats in respective banks at any stage of the recruitment process.

We have discussed the bank preference for the IBPS PO 2017 exam but candidates should analyze and review all the options and information. and the final decision should be yours.
All the best!! 

Friday, 21 July 2017

How to prepare Reasoning Ability for SSC CGL? Important Tips

Staff selection commission (SSC) is going to take SSC CGL exam to recruit the candidates for the various posts in government offices and ministries.

SSC CGL aspirants have the doubt that how to prepare reasoning ability for SSC CGL exam?

Important tips for SSC CGL Reasoning ability


SSC CGL exam consists four subjects and candidates should have command on each section to score well in the exam.

Reasoning section can be a scoring subject if it is prepared well. Here we are going to share some important tips to prepare reasoning ability for SSC CGL.

SSC CGL Reasoning Preparation


Reasoning ability paper is included in SSC CGL exam to check the thinking and decision ability of the candidates based on the given facts.

While preparing for the exam candidates have some common queries like:
  • Which type of questions asked in reasoning ability for SSC CGL exam?
  • What are the Important topics in the reasoning section?
  • How to solve reasoning problems quickly?

You should be aware of the exam pattern and the syllabus for the exam preparation. Reasoning section in the CGL exam consists of 25 questions of 50 marks. There is negative marking of .50 marks for each wrong answer.

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There are no individual cutoff marks required. Candidates can solve this section quickly with little practice and save time for other sections.

Important Topics for SSC CGL Reasoning Ability Preparation


You should be aware of the important topics asked in SSC CGL exam. Find out which topic you can solve easily and which topic need extra attention.

List out the important topics and focus on them. Some important topics for reasoning ability are listed below:

Important Topics
Expected No. of Questions
Classification
2-4
Analogy
3-4
Coding and Decoding
2-3
Number/ Alphanumeric series
3-4
Matrix
1-2
Venn Diagram
1-2
Blood Relations
1
Direction & Distances Sense
1
Odd one out
2-3
Visual Reasoning
2-3
Miscellaneous
2-3

How to solve Reasoning ability problems quickly?


Reasoning plays an important role to get more score in the exam. Make a strategy to score well in reasoning section.

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Follow some preparation tips for reasoning given below:
  • Reasoning problem can be solved based on the given data or facts, you should not make any assumption or judgment to solve these problems.
  • The data or diagram given in the question is very important. Observe questions carefully and answer the question using imagination ability.
  • Start with the topics which consume less time and easier to solve. Some topics like classification, arranging alphabets or number series, verbal reasoning, are some topics you should solve first.
  • You should have knowledge of family relations to solve the blood relation problems and knowledge of directions (east, west, north, south) for direction & distance problem.  
  • Use elimination process to solve odd one out question.
  • Don’t stick to a single question. If you find difficult to solve any question leave it and move to next question.
  • Practice is very important to improve the accuracy and the solving speed as well. Solve old question papers for practice to improve your reasoning skills.


Refer Best Study Material for SSC CGL reasoning Preparation



Study material for SSC CGL reasoning ability

Study material and books play a vital role in the preparation for any exam. Choose the right study material or books for your SSC CGL preparation.

Some important books for SSC CGL reasoning preparation are listed below:
  1. A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarawal
  2. A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non-Verbal by B.S. Sijwali
  3. Analytical Reasoning by M.K Pandey

Apart from the above books, you can use online study material available on many websites.
Take the online mock test to determine your preparation. Solve previous year question paper for the practice.

Here we have discussed important tips for SSC CGL Reasoning preparation. Hope this article will help you to understand the reasoning problems and score well in the exam.

All the best!!

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

How to prepare English for IBPS PO exam? Preparation Tips

Dear Aspirants,

IBPS PO exam is going to be held soon. For the preparation, one needs a proper study plan to clear the sectional cutoff and score well in the exam.

English is considered a scoring subject by many candidates while some find it hard to solve this section. Here we are going to share some preparation tips that will help you to clear the cutoff and score well in English section.

IBPS PO English Preparation: Exam Pattern


In the IBPS PO, preliminary exam English section consists of 30 questions while in the main exam is includes 40 questions to be solved in 30 minutes. There is negative marking of the .25 marks.

Candidates should not spend more than 15 minutes in English section. English section in the IBPS PO exam comprises following topics:
  • Reading comprehension
  • Error finding
  • Para Jumble
  •  Sentence improvement
  • Cloze test

Above mention, topics are important as questions asked in above format. The no. of questions asked are as follows:

Topics
No. of Questions
Marks
Reading comprehension

10
10
Error finding

5
5
Para Jumble

5
5
Sentence improvement

5
5
Cloze test

5
5
Other
10
10
  

IBPS PO English preparation


For the English preparation, you should learn the basic grammar rules. Question from all the topics is somehow related to the grammar rule.

It doesn’t mean you need to learn the entire grammar rule but you should be aware of that. The grammar consists tense, article, part of speech, preposition, conjunction, phrases etc.

English is a language; you can’t learn it in a day. You need to keep reading more n more English books, novel, watch movies and news. Follow the topic wise preparation tips are given below for the IBPS PO English preparation:

Preparation tips for reading comprehension:

  • Candidates should have the reading speed for RC section. As the old saying practice makes man perfect. Read the newspaper to improve the reading speed. 
  • As the exam will be online you should read the questions first. When you read the question then go through the passage.
  • Generally, passage given in RC is related to the politics, banking, economy and social issues.
  • Find the synonyms and antonyms in the passage and try to relate it to its meaning then answer correctly.
  • Keep the time limit in mind and don’t spend too much time on a single question.


Preparation tips for Error Finding:

  • In this section, candidates need to find the error in the given sentence.
  • To solve this section candidates need to deal with grammar rule and should be aware that how the sentence can be made.
  • Practice the exercise to improve error finding section.


Preparation tips for Para-jumble:

  • First read all the sentences and analyze them.
  • Find out the first sentence by common activity based logic that which event is done first.
  • Try to connect the sentence based on the articles, conjunctions, pronoun, and adjective.


Preparation tips for sentence improvement:

  • Understand the meaning of the sentence. If you understand the meaning you can predict the sentence improvement from the options.
  • Knowledge of some basic rules with connecting words, conjunction will help to form a sentence correctly.


Preparation tips for Cloze test

  • This section is easiest to solve. You can use elimination process for cloze test.
  • To solve cloze test read the passage thoroughly then while filling up the blanks, eliminate the option which can’t answer.
  • Link the sentence with next sentence to understand the meaning and choose the correct option accordingly.

Some important tips for IBPS PO preparation:

  • You can refer school level books to learn the basic grammar rules to enhance the basic knowledge.
  • Read the editorial page of English newspaper, especially The Hindu. Editorial section uses new word, idioms, and phrases.
  • Learn new words use a dictionary if you don’t know the meaning.
  • Solve previous year question paper and analyze that how much time you are taking and where you need improvement.
  • Practice is the only solution to improve the English, there is no shortcut. Practice with old question paper, test series or mock test.

All the best!!

Thursday, 13 July 2017

SSC CGL 2017 Exam Pattern: Check Latest Pattern for Tier- I, II, III, IV

Staff Selection Commission recruits candidates for the various government departments and ministries of India. Large no. of candidates apply for the SSC exam every year. As the government job provides job security as well as attractive salary.

SSC CGL vacancy is out and the exam is expected to conduct in August month. SSC has changed the exam pattern this year and everyone is eager to know the changes in the pattern.

What are the changes in SSC CGL 2017 exam pattern?


SSC has decided to take CGL exam in four Tiers. Candidates preparing for the exam should be aware of the SSC CGL exam pattern and syllabus. The exam will be bilingual means you can select a language from Hindi or English.

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Here in this article, we are going to discuss the SSC CGL 2017 exam pattern in detail.

Changes in the New Exam Pattern for SSC CGL 2017


SSC has introduced some major changes this year in SSC CGL exam pattern as follows:
  • SSC CGL exam will be taken online mode only
  • SSC has reduced the time duration for the Tier-I exam from 75 minutes to 60 minutes.
  • There is Tier-III is introduced which will be a descriptive type written exam of 100 marks.


The detailed information for SSC CGL 2017 Exam Pattern is mentioned below:

SSC CGL 2017 Tier- I Exam Pattern

  • The tier-i exam consists 100 questions in four subjects for 100 marks.
  • Tier-I includes multiple choice type objective questions with 25 questions in each subject.
  • The time duration for Tier-I will be one hour and will be conducted online.
  • There will be negative marking of .50 marks for each wrong answer.
  • Candidates need to clear Tier-I to be eligible for Tier-II exam.

Subject
No. of Questions
Max. Marks
Time Duration
English
25
50


1 Hour
Quantitative Aptitude
25
50
Reasoning Ability
25
50
General Awareness
25
50
Total
100
200


SSC CGL 2017 Tier- II Exam Pattern

  • Tier-II of SSC CGL will be online which consist two compulsory papers for all the posts.
  • Time duration allotted for each paper is 2 hours.
  • There will be 100 questions of objective type multiple choice questions.
  • Candidates can choose the Hindi or English language. Paper mode will be online.
  • There will be negative marking of .25 marks for paper 2, .50 marks for paper 1 & 3 and no negative marking for Paper 4.

Paper
Subject
No. of Questions
Max. Marks
Time Duration
1
English comprehension
200
200
2 Hours
2
Quantitative Aptitude
100
200
2 Hours
3
Statistics (optional)
100
200
2 Hours
4
General Studies of finance & economics (optional)
200
200
2 Hours

Note
  1. Paper-3 is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Statistical Investigator Gr. II & Compiler while Paper-4 is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Assistant Audit Officer.
  2. Candidates will be eligible for Tier-III & IV based on the Marks obtained in the Tier-I & II together.


SSC CGL 2017 Tier- III Exam Pattern

  • SSC CGL has introduced Tier-III from this year to check the writing skills of the candidate.
  • It will be offline (Pen-paper mode) and consists of an essay, letter, application, or passage writing.
  • Tier-III carry 100 marks and time duration will be one hour.
  • Minimum passing marks for Tier-III is 33% marks.

Tier-III
Max. Marks
Time Duration
Descriptive paper
(Hindi/English writing test)
100
1 hour

SSC CGL 2017 Tier- IV Exam Pattern

  • Tier-IV is a qualifying exam in nature and known as the data entry skill test (DEST) or computer proficiency test(CPT).
  • This exam is held to determine the typing speed and computer knowledge of the candidates applying for Asst. Section Officer in CSS post only and Tax Assistant post only.

Here we have discussed the SSC CGL 2017 exam pattern. I hope this article will help you to understand the paper pattern of the CGL Exam and will help you in your preparation as well.

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All the best!!

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