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Indian Bank PGDBF (PO) Preparation Tips

Indian Bank PGDBF Preparation Tips

Indian Bank PGDBF is a prestigious exam to be held 22 January 2017. The Indian Bank has earlier released a notification to recruit bright candidates who are eligible and interested for admission in ‘Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF)’, a one year course at Indian Bank Manipal School of Banking (IBMSB) jointly set up by Indian Bank and Manipal Global Education Service Pvt Ltd.

The recruitment process will be done in two steps: Prelims and Mains. The Indian Bank PGDBF (PO) Prelims will be the initial stage of the recruitment process and the Indian Bank PGDBF (PO) Mains will be the final stage. The Mains exam will be followed by a personal interview. The candidates who will get an admission to PGDBF at Manipal Global Education Services, Bangalore (MaGE) and will get a full- fledged job as a Probationary Officer at any of the Indian Bank branches.

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Before discussing the preparation tips, let us have a look at the exam pattern of the Indian Bank PGDBF (PO)

Indian Bank PO Prelims Pattern:

Time Duration: 90 Minutes

Negative Marks: 0.25 per wrong attempt

Subjects

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Reasoning Ability

35

35

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

English Language

30

30

Indian Bank PO Mains Pattern:

 The mains exam will consist of two parts- (a) Objective Paper (b) Descriptive Paper

Time Duration: 120 Minutes

Negative Marks: 0.25 per wrong attempt


Indian Bank PO Mains Objective Paper Pattern:

Subjects

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Reasoning Ability

50

50

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

English Language

40

40

General Awareness

40

40

Computer Knowledge

20

20

Indian Bank PO Mains Descriptive Paper Pattern:

 It will be of 30 minutes duration and will test your English writing skills.

Topics can be:

  1. Letter Writing
  2. Essay Writing
  3. Application Writing
  4. Precise Writing

Indian Bank PGDBF( PO ) Preparation Tips:

  1. Go through the complete syllabus at least once.
  2. Make study notes of important topics.
  3. Practice mock tests as much as possible. These mock tests will help you evaluate yourself.
  4. The most important tip is time management skill. Computer and GK section can be solved in less time. So, utilize most of your time in solving sections which require more time – Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning. Do not spend too much time on English section.Make sure that you get at least 5-10 minutes to review all the questions.

    An ideal time management plan for each section can be as follows:

Indian Bank PGDBF Prelims

English : 20-25 minutes

Reasoning: 30-35 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude: 35 minutes

Indian Bank PGDBF Mains

Reasoning Ability:30-35 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude: 30-35 minutes

English :25 minutes

General Awareness: 15-20 minutes

Computer Knowledge: 15-20 minutes

  1. Previous year’s question paper play a pivotal role in the preparation . So, practice from past  3-5 year’s paper’s.
  2. Get help in clearing doubts from an expert.
  3. Do not attempt questions which you are unsure of.
  4. Refer to Quant and Reasoning books for better practice.
  5. Update yourself with last 6 months GK and current affairs. Give special focus to topics from banking and finance sector. Also make it a habit to listen to the news daily.
  6. Improve your English vocabulary and acquaint yourself with grammar rules.

  

Tips for Letter Writing:

Identify the type of letter – whether formal or informal and decide the tone of writing. Formal letters have following sections:

(a)Address : It contains ‘From’ and ‘To’ section.

(b) Body: It consist of the subject matter. Start with Respective Sir/Madam etc.

(c) Conclusion

(d) Salutation: Yours truly/sincerely

Letter Writing topics:

  • Letter to the News Editor – Air pollution due to festivals
  • Letter to Police Commissioner - Cyber Crime Awareness Campaign
  • Letter to a friend – Describe a vacation trip

Tips for Essay Writing:

 An essay should be ideally of 250-350 words. It should be divided into paratgraphs.

First para should introduce or outline the topic. Next few paras can include the ideas and points around the main topic. The last para will summarize the essay.

Essay topics:

  • Effect of illiteracy on economy
  • School dropout : reasons and measures
  • Poverty
  • Should students join politics?
  • Demonetization: Effects

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. Wish you Good Luck!


 

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