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How to Prepare Quantitative Aptitude for SBI PO 2017 in 2 Months

SBI PO exam is directed by the State Bank of India to recruit Probationary Officers. The objective is to recruit young graduates for the Managerial post in the Bank. The preliminary examination is due to be conducted on 29th & 30th April and 6th & 7th May'17. The aspirants must be in the midst of preparation. As you know that the syllabus is vast, you must prepare a study plan. With sufficient preparation and the correct strategy, once can successfully crack the prelims.

Exam Pattern for Prelims:

SBI Prelims tests the candidates in English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. It is a computer based exam of 100 marks with 100 questions and the duration is for an hour. Quantitative Aptitude carries 35 marks for 35 questions.

Main Chapters in Quantitative Aptitude:

According the analysis of various question papers that came in the past, you must concentrate on the below chapters first as they appear for sure as well carry a major chunk of the score. Hence, concentrating in these chapters certainly help in answering 40-50% of the questions.

  1. Number Series (5 questions)
  2. Simplification (5 questions)
  3. Data Interpretation (5-10 questions)
  4. Quadratic Equation (0-5 questions)

Preparation Plan/Approach/Strategy:

Simplification:

Prepare well in this area, 20% comes from this chapter alone. The candidates must make a habit of quick mental calculations, it comes with practice. These questions can be solved quickly and easily if you practice this habit. Also, practice short tricks and methods of calculation. Practice the BODMAS Rule, approximations, Square & Cubes, Surds & Indices, Decimals and Percentages.

Number Series:

These questions are simple in nature and easy to solve if and only if you know the proper and correct approach. It again comes with a lot of practice though. One must solve a minimum of 300 questions in Number Series on different patterns. If you are unable to solve in 30 seconds while answering in the exam, move on to the next one.

Data Interpretation:

This should be practiced on a daily basis. Practice 1 set each on Tables, Pie Chart, Line Graph, Bar Graph and Miscellaneous questions involving word problems. You can expect up to 2 questions in the exam. This is easier to solve as involves less calculation work.

Quadratic Equations:

Questions based on this chapter are easier to solve. They are purely concept based and can be solved quickly and accurately with sufficient practice. You must practice around 100 questions to be proficient in this. You cannot ignore such chapter because it helps to score better.

Scoring Chapters:

Concentrate on the below chapters to begin with:

  1. Average
  2. Percentages
  3. Profit & Loss
  4. Interest
  5. Ratio & Proportion

Preparation Plan/Approach/Strategy:

These chapters are basic, so start with Percentage average. These depend on the basic understanding and the application of simple formulae. You can practice at any given point. Average, Percentage, Ratios are also likely to be asked in Data Interpretation. So, these are the first things you must get prepared with thoroughly.

Challenging Chapters:

There are about 6-7 questions that are asked from these chapters, they are tricky chapters. You must prepare thoroughly in these chapters.

  1. Permutations & Combinations
  2. Probability
  3. Time, Speed & Distance (including Boat & Stream)
  4. Algebra
  5. Time & Work (including Pipes & Cisterns)
  6. Mensuration & Geometry
  7. Mixtures & Alligations

Preparation Plan/Approach/Strategy:

Plan to complete 3 chapters in a week.

In Permutations & Combinations, letters of a word arrangement are asked. Arrangements in a circle, selection type problems are commonly asked. Ensure to work on a minimum of 50 sample questions.

You can find various problems related to Time, Speed and Distance. Sometime 1, or even 2-3 questions are asked based on this concept. These problems are tricky, so solve enough of them to become thorough.

In Time & Work, questions on Work Efficiency, Wages and Pipes & Cisterns. Solve at least 50 problems of each type to get hands on.

Remember Formula in Mensuration. There are topics like, Cubes, Cuboids, Square, Rectangle, Cylinder, Sphere, Circle, Semicircle, Cone etc., prepare a sheet with the formulae at the time of preparation to actually remember these better.

One chapter that is of less importance is Data Sufficiency. The questions will be something like 1 question and 2 statements will be given, the candidate has to decide if these 2 statements are sufficient to answer the give question.

Overall, solve the previous years’ questions papers, mock tests, online tests on a regular basis.

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SBI SO Specialist Cadre Officers Result 2017

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SBI SO Specialist Cadre Officers Result 2016-17


State Bank of India has released the Result of SBI (SO) Specialist Cadre Officers and interview Call letter/admit card 2017, schedule and venue of the selected candidates in SBI for SO. Click on the Below Official link for SBI SO (Specialist officer) 2016-17 result.

Result of SBI SO-ASSISTANT MANAGER (SYSTEMS) 2016-17

Result of SBI SO-DEVELOPER - MMGS-II 2016-17

Result of SBI SO ASSISTANT MANAGER (STATISTICIAN) (JMGS-I) 2016-17

Result of SBI SO- TESTER (MMGS-II) 2016-17


 
Result of SBI SO- – TEST LEAD (MMGS – II) 2016-17

Click here to download the SBI SO Interview Call letter 2016-17

Stay tuned for more updates on SBI SO, Good Luck!


 

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RBI Assistant 2016-17 Final Result Declared

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Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced the final result of Recruitment of post of Assistant 2016-17. Click on the Below official link of RBI for Final result of RBI Assistant exam 2016-17.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE LIST OF SELECTED CANDIDATES RBI Assistant Exam 2016-17

Stay tuned for more updates on RBI Assistant Exam , Good Luck!


 

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IBPS SO-VI Interview Call Letter 2017

Institute of Banking and personal selection (IBPS) has released the notification for the IBPS SO Interview call letter 2017 for the post of IBPS SO CWE-SPL-VI- recruitment of Specialist Officers (SO). Click on Below Official IBPS link for IBPS SO Interview call letter.

IBPS SO VI - Specialist Officer 2017 Interview Important Dates: 


Click here to download Your Interview Call letter for IBPS SO CWE – SPL – VI 2017

Click here to take reprint of application for CWE – SPL – VI 


Commencement of Call letter Download: 20 - 02 - 2017
Closure of Call letter Download: 11 - 03 - 2017 

Stay tuned for more updates on IBPS SO VI, Good Luck.

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South Indian Bank PO Exam Analysis 20th Feb 2017 (Shift/Slot 1)

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South Indian Bank (SIB) is one of the prominent banks providing services in banking domain. SIB is ready to recruit candidates for the year of 2017. The South Indian bank recruitment process for 2017 will consist of an online test followed by a group discussion and a personal interview.

Students must be waiting for the analysis of the day. Your wait has come to an end! We bring you the complete analysis of South Indian Bank PO held on 20th February 2017.

South Indian Bank PO Exam Analysis: 20th February 2017 - Summary of Analysis

The following table gives you the summary of the analysis. Please go through it:

Sections

Difficulty level

Good Attempts

Reasoning

Moderate

20-24

English Language

Difficult

16-19

Quantitative Aptitude

Moderate

20-23

Computer Knowledge

Easy

24-26

General Awareness (with reference to banking industry)

Easy

36-40

South Indian Bank PO Exam Analysis: 20th February 2017 - Overall Analysis

On an overall level, the examination was of Moderate level. The number of good attempts which will fetch you marks beyond cut- off marks can be 105+ questions.

South Indian Bank PO Exam Analysis: 20th February 2017 - Section- wise Analysis

Reasoning:

Difficulty level: The difficulty level of this section was Moderate.

Good Attempts: The number of good attempts which will fetch you marks beyond cut- off marks can be 20-24 questions.

Topics asked:

The reasoning section was of moderate level and the questions were doable. A little smartness was required in solving certain questions. Overall, a scoring section.


 

Quantitative Aptitude:

Difficulty level: The difficulty level of this section was Moderate.

Good Attempts: The number of good attempts which will fetch you marks beyond cut- off marks can be 20-23 questions.

Topics asked:

The Quantitative Aptitude Section was of moderate level and the questions were attemptable. Certain questions demanded high level of precision from the candidates. The rest were simple to do in the first attempt itself.
 

(Miscellaneous- Topics like Time and Work, Partnership, Profit and Loss, Mensuration, Time, Distance and Speed, Simple and Compound interest, Mixture and Alligation, Ratio and Proportion Percentages, Averages, Age, Problems based on Numbers, etc.)

English Language:

Difficulty level: The difficulty level of this section was Difficult.

Good Attempts: The number of good attempts which will fetch you marks beyond cut- off marks can be 16-19 questions.

Topics asked:

English was the hardest section of the South Indian Bank PO exam in so far as the ease of doing questions is concerned. Candidates scoring well here will be at an advantage.

Computer Knowledge:

Difficulty level: The difficulty level of this section was Easy.

Good Attempts: The number of good attempts which will fetch you marks beyond cut- off marks can be 24-26 questions.

Topics asked:

A very doable section. Questions were simple to  attempt. The candidates could score easily here.

General Awareness (with special reference to banking):

Difficulty level: The difficulty level of this section was Easy.

Good Attempts: The attempt of 36-40 questions will help to surpass the cut- off marks.

Topics asked:

General Awareness was one section where candidates could score the maximum. Questions were mostly from current affairs of the previous 6 months. This section had the highest weightage so candidates were expected to score very well here.

Stay tuned for more updates. Good luck!


 

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SBI PO Previous year Question papers PDF download

India's Largest Bank, State Bank of India has released notification for filling 2403 vacancies for the post of SBI PO. SBI  will conducrt examination to select 'probationary officers' in following stages:

•         SBI PO Preliminary examination

•         SBI PO Mains examination

•         Group Discussion & Interview

The SBI PO exam prelims will be held in April/ May 2017.  You can read the details in the official SBI PO Notification 2017.

A lot of candidates are eagerly waiting to get into the best bank in the country. The competition will be no doubt, a tought nut.  You need to put extra effort to clear the exam with good marks. Solving mock tests and past years paper will provide you with enough speed and accuracy for the exam.

SBI PO Prelims 2017:

The prelims exam will be of 100 marks and total duration will be 1 hour.

• Reasoning.

• Data Interpretation.

• English.

SBI PO Mains Subjects:

 The mains exam will be of 200 marks and total duration will be of total 2 hours.

• English Language.

• Quantitative Aptitude.

• Reasoning Ability.

• General Awareness Test.

• Computer Knowledge Test

 

SBI PO Previous Year's Papers

We are providing the SBI PO past 5 year's question papers in PDF format. Download them and boost your preparation for the SBI PO exam.

 

Note: we will Update PDF Soon.

 Stay tuned for more updates on SBI PO Last years Question Papers in PDF, Good Luck!.

 

 

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Karnataka Bank Clerk Exam Preparation Tips and tricks - Last Minute

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Karnataka Bank Limited has released vacancies for clerical grade. The exam is supposed to take place of 19th February. Previous article has the syllabus and pattern in detail; please refer that before going through the tips. Am sure most of you must be busy in preparations as the date of exam is nearing. The exam is of 200 questions and 200 marks and the duration is of 120 Minutes. There is a negative score of 0.25 marks for a wrong answer.

Below is the syllabus the aspirants must be thorough with:

S.No.

Subject

No. Of Questions

Maximum Marks

1

Reasoning

40

40

2

English Language

40

40

3

Quantitative Aptitude

40

40

4

General Awareness(with special reference to Banking)

40

40

5

Computer Awareness

40

40

Karnataka Bank Clerk Exam Preparation tips and Tricks section-wise:

Reasoning:

Practicing mock tests is a compulsory thing, make it a habit on a daily basis. This helps in self-assessment. You can improve your speed by practicing tests. It helps in recognizing which section you are actually able to finish before the stipulated time and utilize that time in a topic which you find challenging. Allocating 25 Minutes for this section must be sufficient.

English Language:                               

Prepare well with the basic grammar. Make sure your Subject-Verb agreement are in place.  Articles, error correction, fill in the blanks, sentence rearrangement should not take much of your time. Refresh your knowledge in Synonyms and Antonyms. Overall, this section should ideally be finished in less than 25 Minutes.

Quantitative Aptitude:

Allot a good 40 Minutes to attempt this section. The pattern in detail that was discussed in the article Syllabus & Pattern article. Attempt the “Number series” questions, as that takes less time to attempt. Prepare well with the basic arithmetic, questions related to time and distance, ratios and percentages come in this section.

General Awareness & Computer Awareness:

Allocate about 25 Minutes to finish this section. Computer awareness is about the basics one must know. General Awareness with special reference to Banking is necessary, so prepare well. Make sure you are updated with all the Banking related terminology and the updates in the Banking sector. This will help you answer this section.  You could refer to the Indian Constitution, history, General Politics, Current affairs etc. Make a note of all the important dates relevant to the current affairs that fall within period of 6 months.

Make sure, you keep at least 5 Minutes to review the entire paper.

Overall tips and tricks for Karnataka Bank Clerk Exam Preparation tips and Tricks:

Apart from the mock tests, prepare from previous years papers as well. You can refer 3-5 years papers. Your doubts must be cleared instead of just keeping it aside, so look up to an expert and clear them. Refer to Quantitative aptitude and Reasoning ability books. Prepare for General Awareness relevant Banking sector and Economy. Follow the online mock tests and forums for activities online. Thumb rule is to know rules of the grammar and be acquainted with English vocabulary. Time Management is mandatory.

Good luck to come out with flying colors.

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RBI Grade B Result 2017

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Reserve Bank of India has released the Result of Direct Recruitment of Officers in Grade “B” (General) of 2016-17. Check the below official link  in order to check the RBI Grade B result 2016-17.


Click on the below RBI Grade B Official website link to view the RBI Grade B result 2016-17 and list of Roll Numbers of candidates recommended for selection to the post of Officers in RBI Grade “B”.

Click here to view the Result of RBI Grade B 2016-17


NOTE: The individual marks and category wise final cut – off marks for the above recruitment will be displayed on Bank’s website within a fortnight.

Stay tuned for more updates on RBI Grade B 2016-17, Good Luck!

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Indian Bank PO Mains Preparation tips

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Indian Bank PO Mains pattern consists of Objective & Descriptive types. The duration of this exam is 120 Minutes. There is a negative marking of 0.25 per incorrect answer.

Below is the Objective pattern for PO Mains exam:

S.No.

Subject

No. Of Questions

Maximum Marks

1.

Reasoning Ability

50

50

2.

English Language

40

40

3.

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

4.

General Awareness (Relevant to Banking)

40

40

5.

Computer Knowledge

20

20

Total

200

200

Descriptive paper:

  • The descriptive paper may consist any of the below topics to test your English written skills and the duration is 30 Minutes.
  • Prepare well in these topics Letter writing, Essay writing, Application writing, Precise writing.

Indian Bank PO Mains Preparation tips:

  • According to the syllabus and sections, prepare your study notes.
  • Practicing mock tests and Free Indian Bank test is mandatory, make it a habit on a daily basis or at least alternate days. This helps in self-assessment. You can improve your speed by practicing tests. It helps in recognizing which section you are actually able to finish before the stipulated time and utilize that time in a topic which you find challenging.
  • Do not spend too much time in English language (Objective) section as you need to save up time to review the entire paper once.
  • Apart from the mock tests, prepare from previous years papers as well. You can refer 3-5 years papers.
  • If in doubt while preparing, make sure that the question is cleared by an expert.
  • Refer to Quantitative aptitude and Reasoning ability books. Keep yourself updated with at least 6 months of information related to GK. Prepare for General Awareness relevant Banking sector and Economy. Follow the online material where you get Indian Bank online test.
  • Thumb rule is to know rules of the grammar and get acquainted with English vocabulary.
  • Time Management is quintessential in your preparation.

Time management something below should be good for Indian Bank PO Mains aspirants:

  • Reasoning Ability: 30-35 Minutes
  • English Language: 25 Minutes
  • Quantitative Aptitude: 30-35 Minutes
  • General Awareness (Relevant to Banking): 15-20 Minutes
  • Computer Knowledge: 15-20 Minutes

Tips for Descriptive Paper:

Letter Writing is of formal and informal types. The formal letters must include Address – To & from followed by Body of the letter, conclusion and salutation. An informal letter could be to your friend which could be as descriptive as you can.

Essay writing:

Typically an essay should be about 250 – 350 words. Follow a style to write in paragraphs. Your first paragraph must talk about the introduction or outline of the topic, the following paragraphs must say about the points of the main topic. Conclude or summarize in the last paragraph. Do not deviate from the main topic, you must try and engage the reader till the end.

This article would help as a quick tip for preparation. All the best for your Indian Bank PO Mains.

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Bank of Baroda Specialist Officer(SO) Exam Preparation Tips

Hello people,

Many of you dream to crack Bank of Baroda (BOB) SO exam this year and have already started their preparations. In order to beat the odds, you need to prepare as per an effective strategy. Most importantly, you must learn how to implement this strategy during the examination.

Bank of Baroda looks out for candidates with young, qualified and active minds for the post of “ Specialist Officers”.

Bank of Baroda (BOB) SO Exam: Exam Pattern

Name of test

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Reasoning

50

50

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

English Language

50

25

Professional Knowledge

50

75

Note: The timing is of 2 hours.

Bank of Baroda (BOB) SO Exam 2017: Tips & Strategy to Crack the Exam:

1. Time Management - Time management is extremely essential for the aspirants to know about ideal time to be spent on each section and each question.

2. Frame a simple strategy – Attempt the easiest sections first and then the tough ones. Don’t waste your time on questions which seem tough. Rather, focus on questions which you are strong at and enhance them. We give a time schedule to be followed in the exam hall:

Section

How much time a candidate has to spend in each section

Maximum Time Duration

Reasoning

35 minutes

120 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

35 minutes

English Language

15 minutes

Professional Knowledge

35 minutes

3. Speed and Accuracy – Attempt questions with better speed and accuracy. Accuracy and speed will make you attempt maximum questions and score well.

4. Practice mock tests- Attempt mock tests and practice tests to get an idea of exam pattern.

5. Be confident- Believe in yourself that you can do it. Keep calm and prepare well.

6. Make notes of every section- Try to make notes of every section from all the important topics. You can go through them and revise at one glance.          

7. Skim through formulae- Learn and try to keep a note of all the formulae and short cut tricks and use them wherever you can. Using short cut tricks will save a lot of time for you.       

We hope that this is helpful for Bank of Baroda (BOB) SO Exam 2017. Stay tuned for more updates. Good luck!

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