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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.

Number of vacancies: 324

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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Indian Bank PGDBF 2017: Pre Exam Training Call Letters Released

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Indian Bank has released notifications for the “Pre-exam training call letter for Indian Bank PGDBF 2016-17”. The filtered candidates would get into rigorous coaching for course of one year Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF) at Indian Bank Manipal School of Banking (IBMSB). The Pre-exam training for Indian Bank PGDBF 2016-17 has been jointly set up by Manipal Global Education Service Pvt Ltd. and the Indian Bank.

Indian Bank PGDBF 2016-17: Important Dates

Commencement of Call letter Download

5th January 2017

Closure of Call letter Download

19th January 2017

Click Here for Indian Bank PGDBF 2016- 17 Pre Exam Training Call Letters

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Indian Bank PGDBF (PO) Prelims 2017 Admit Card Released

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Indian Bank will conduct an exam for the recruitment of Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance(PGBDF) course.This is a paid course and training program and upon successful completion of the course, you will be appointed as a Probationary Officer(PO) on the payrolls of the bank.

Indian bank had invited applications for admissions to the one year Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF) course at Indian Bank Manipal School of Banking (IBMSB), which has been set up jointly by Indian Bank and Manipal Global Education Service Pvt Ltd.

 

Let us have a breif overview of the Indian Bank PGBDF (PO) exam:

Number of Vacancies

324

Exam Date

22/01/17

Selection Process

Prelims, Mains and Interview

Indian Bank PGDBF (PO) Prelims Exam Pattern

 The prelims exam will be of objective type and the composite time duration will be 1 hour. The exam pattern is as follows:

Section

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Reasoning

35

35

English language

30

30

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

Indian Bank PGDBF (PO) Pre-exam Training

The Pre-exam training gives valuable practice and instruction in using computers and the exam interface. The Pre-Exam Training will likely be conducted around 8th January round is a special round of training before the Preliminary exam. It is open to all students from minorities (caste and religion). It's marks will not be counted for the selection.

Indian Bank has released the pre-exam training Admit card. The call letter is avaialble on the official website in the 'careers' section. Here, we are providing a direct link to download the pre-exam training call letter.

The admit card can be downloaded from the below link:

Click here Download Indian Bank PGBDF Pre-exam training Admit Card

Indian Bank PGDBF (PO) Admit Card

The admit card / call letter for the Preliminary examination will be released on or after 11 January 2017.Call letters for the Preliminary Exam/ main Exam/ Personal Interview will be issued to all eligible candidates through electronic mode only. They will not be sent by post. Candidates are advised to download their call letter from the bank’s website by entering Registration/Roll Number and Password/Date of Birth. Along with the call letter, a information hand-out will also be released.

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Indian Bank PGDBF (PO) Prelims 2016: Syllabus and Pattern

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The Indian Bank has released notifications 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 comprise of 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) will get a full- fledged job as a PO in the Indian Bank.

Indian Bank PGDBF (PO) Prelims 2016: Important Dates

Let us take a look at the important dates of Indian Bank PGDBF (PO) Prelims 2016 exam:

On-line registration and modification of Applications

       06.12.2016 to 22.12.2016

Application Fees/Intimation Charges payment (Online)

06.12.2016 to 22.12.2016

Call letters Download for Pre- Exam Training

          After 05.01.2017

Pre-Exam Training- Conduction

     12.01.2017 to 19.01.2017

Download of call letters for online examination- Preliminary

     After 11.01.2017

Online Examination – Preliminary

        22.01.2017

Result of Online exam – Preliminary

        30.01.2017

Download of call letters for online examination- Mains

        16.02.2017

Online Examination – Mains

        28.02.2017

Indian Bank PGDBF (PO) Prelims 2016: Exam Pattern and Syllabus

The exam pattern of Indian Bank PGDBF (PO) Prelims 2016 is as follows:

Sections

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Reasoning

35

35

English language

30

30

Quantitative

Aptitude

35

35

Total

100

100

Note: The time duration of the examination was 1 hour.

Every student’s concern is to come across the syllabus in order to know the pattern of the exam. Let us go through the syllabus of Indian Bank PGDBF (PO) Prelims 2016:

Reasoning:

The trickiest of all sections, this section needs practice. The important topics asked in this section are:

  • Logical Reasoning.
  • Puzzles.
  • Input Output.
  • Alphanumeric Series.
  • Data Sufficiency.
  • Coded Inequalities.
  • Seating Arrangement.
  • Coding Decoding.
  • Blood Relations.
  • Syllogism.
  • Ranking and Direction Sense.
  • Alphabet Test.

Books to be followed:

  • A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal
  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey – Highly Recommended
  • A New Approach to Reasoning : Verbal, Non – Verbal & Analytical by Indu Sijwali & B. S. Sijwali (Arihant)

Quantitative Aptitude:

This section is the most time taking section of all. If you practice well, aptitude can be a scoring section. The important topics are:

  • Simplification.
  • Profit and Loss.
  • Mixtures and Allegations.
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • Percentage.
  • Ratio and Proportion.
  • Number Systems.
  • Time and work.
  • Time and Distance.
  • Mensuration (Cone, Cylinder, Sphere)
  • Sequence and Series.
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Probability.
  • Data Interpretation.
  • Indices and Surds.

Books to be followed:

  • Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by RS Agrawal
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination Paperback by Abhijit Guha
  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma (Arihant)

English language:

English language is one of the most ‘dynamic sections’ of all. If practised well, you can score very good marks. The important topics are:

  • Formation of words.
  • Theme detection.
  • Error Spotting and Correction’
  • Synonyms and Antonyms.
  • Completion of passage.
  • Reading comprehension.
  • Idioms & Phrases.
  • Gap fillers.
  • Tenses.
  • Verbs and Adverbs.
  • Articles.
  • Subject-Verb agreement.
  • Grammar.
  • Vocabulary.
  • Completion of sentences.
  • Unseen Passages.
  • Rearrangement of sentences.

Books to be followed:

  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • Objective General English by SP Bakshi
  • High School English Grammar & Composition by Wren & Martin http://ir-in.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=affair01-21&l=as2&o=31&a=8121900093
  • Quick Learning Objective General English by RS Agarwal
  • Better English by Norman Lewis 
     

We hope that this article would be helpful. Stay tuned for more updates. Good luck!