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NABARD Grade A Exam Date 2018

Nabard Grade A exam date – Check the exam date and all other salient dates for NABARD Grade A. Check the details and apply for a total of 92 vacancies.

NABARD Grade A Exam Date 2018

National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD) Grade A notification 2018has been officially released! National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development has released the official notification or officers in NABARD Grade ‘A’ 2018 for a total of 92 vacancies. All the eligible and interested candidates who want to apply for the post of NABARD Grade A 2018 can check all the details including exam dates, eligibility criteria, vacancy details, selection process as well the official PDF of the notification in this post.

The online application of NABARD has already started on 13th March. Let’s take a quick look at the exam dates and other important dates:

NABARD Grade A Exam Date and Other Important Dates

Sr. No Events Date
1 Online Registration for NABARD Grade A Starts from 13th March 2018
2 Online Registration ends on 2nd April 2018
3 Last date to edit Applications details 2nd April 2018
4 Payment of Online Fees 13th March to 2nd April 2018
5 Prelims Exam call letter download 27th April 2018
6 Preliminary Exam 12th May 2018
7 Mains Exam 6th June 2018

About NABARD

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is one of the finest development financial institutions in India. It is headquartered in Mumbai with its branches across India. The Bank has been entrusted with “matters concerning policy, planning, and operations in the field of credit for agriculture and other economic activities in rural areas in India”.

Detailed Vacancies of NABARD Grade A 2018

Discipline Name General (UR) SC ST OBC Total
Economics 5 1 3 9
General 23 7 3 13 46
Land Development (Soil Science)/ Agriculture 4 1 1 2 8
Minor Irrigation (Water Resources) 3 1 1 1 6
Animal Husbandry 3 1 1 5
Food Processing/ Food Technology 2 1 1 4
Forestry 2 1 1 4
Environmental Engineering 1 1 2
Social Work 1 1 1 3
Chartered Accountant 3 1 1 5
Total-RDBS 92

NABARD Grade A Selection Process

NABARD Grade A Recruitment 2018 takes place in the following three phases :
1. Prelims exam Online Paper objective
2. Mains Exam (Descriptive Paper and objective)
3. Group Exercise and Interview

Official Notification for NABARD Grade A

Application Fee for NABARD Grade A Recruitment

Candidates who are willing to apply for NABARD Grade A post can check the application fee in the below-given table:

POSTName Category Application Fee Intimation Charges Total
Grade A SC/ST/PWD NIL Rs. one hundred and fifty Rs. 150/-
others Rs. 650/- Rs. 150 Rs. 800/-

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Canara Bank PO Answer Key 2018

Canara Bank PO Answer Key 2018 – Check Answer key for the all Question paper sets of Canara Bank PO PGDBF exam held on 4th March 2018, Sunday

Canara Bank PO Answer Key 2018

Canara Bank has conducted  the exam for Canara Bank PO PGDBF on 4th March 2018. The exam was held in two shifts. We have earlier given the complete exam analysis for Canara Bank PO exam held in shift 1 and 2. The candidates can check the Canara Bank PO Answer key and paper solution to find out their estimated score. The exam is conducted by IBPS, Mumbai.

Canara Bank PO Exam Details

Name of the Bank Canara Bank
Total Number of Posts 450
Post Name Probationary Officer (PO) through PGDBF Course
Online Exam Date 04.03.2018 (Sunday)

How to Download Canara Bank PO Answer Key and Solutions:

Follow the below steps to find the Canara Bank Answer Key for Probationary Officers.

  • Visit Canara Bank Official website canarabank.com
  • On the Home page, Click on careers.
  • In the recruitment section of Careers page, you will find the latest information related to Canara Bank PO recruitment.
  • Find the link for Canara Bank PO Exam answer key 2018 . (The link will be available in 5-10 days of exam)
  • The answer key will be available in a PDF file.
  • Download the Canara Bank PO Answer Key PDF and get an estimate of your marks.

 

Download Canara Bank PO Answer Keys

How to Challenge Canara Bank PO Answer Key :

If you have any objections regarding Canara Bank PO Paper solution then you can raise objections or challenge the answer key through official website. A link will be enabled in the official website.

Canara Bank PO Selection Process :

Selection for One-year training course leading to Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF) will be on the basis of Online Objective Test,  Group Discussion and Interview.

The online objective test for Canara Bank PO is as per below pattern :

Subjects Language No. of Questions Marks Duration
Reasoning Hindi & English 50 50 Composite Time of 2 Hours
Quantitative Aptitude Hindi & English 50 50
English Language English 50 50
General Awareness Hindi & English 50 50
Total 200 200
  • There will be negative marks of 0.25 for wrong  attempt
  • A minimum cut off marks will be decided by the bank after the exam
  • Based on the number of vacancies and candidates appeared, a merit list will be prepared

 

Canara Bank PO recruitment cut-off for 2017 is given below

Category Reasoning Ability English Language General Awareness Quantitative Aptitude Overall

Exam Cut off

General 19 8.75 12.25 12.75 105.25
OBC 16.5 4.5 8.25 9.25 102
SC 16.5 4.5 8.25 9.25 87.5
ST 16.5 4.5 8.25 9.25 74.75
HI 16.5 4.5 8.25 9.25 55
OC 16.5 4.5 8.25 9.25 91.5
VI 16.5 4.5 8.25 9.25 87.25

Stay tuned for more updates on Canara Bank PO and other exams.

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SBI Clerk Junior Associate Job Profile : Roles, Salary & Promotion

SBI Clerk Junior Associate Job Profile – Check roles & responsibilities, work profile, salary structure & career growth

SBI Clerk Junior Associate Job Profile

The SBI Clerk Notification 2018  is out! State Bank of India brings back another chance for all the aspirants who couldn’t crack SBI clerk exam. But, before you get started SBI clerk application process, let go through the details of SBI Clerk Job Profile. This article will give you details of SBI junior associate job profileSBI junior agriculture associate job profile and much many posts.

When you pay utmost attention to the SBI clerk salary details, you must equally pay attention to other areas like job profile, role & responsibilities, etc. When you have knowledge of aspects related to your job profile, you get an extra edge to answer questions asked in the interviews.

The candidates who are selected in the SBI clerk profile will be on their probation period for 6 months. After their probation period, they will be assessed based on a short test or a performance review process and then will be confirmed as permanent. Let us now go through a complete overview of SBI clerk Job Profile as per different aspects.

SBI Clerk/ Assistant Salary

As per last year’s SBI Clerk Notification, the SBI Clerk pay scale is:

7200-400/3-8400-500/3-9900-600/4-12300-700/7-17200-1300/1-18500-800/1-19300.

The total starting emoluments of a Clerical Cadre employee payable at Metros like Mumbai will be around Rs. 19500 per month inclusive of D.A. and other allowances at the current rate. There may be minor discrepancies in the allowances which be based on the area of posting.

SBI Clerk’s Job Profile Roles and Responsibilities

When a person visit’s any public sector bank, the first person he/ she has to contact is a clerk for any sorts of guidance/ enquiry.

The roles and responsibilities involved with the SBI clerk post are-

  1. SINGLE WINDOW OPERATOR (SWO)

The following are the normal duties of a candidate in the clerical cadre. For the following duties, there shall be no special pay-

  • Acknowledgments of mails received
  • Receiving cheques, drafts, dividend warrants, pay orders and other like instruments other than bills and providing acknowledgment in the counterfoil.
  • Cheque books delivery subject to authorization by competent authority.
  • Issue of cash receipts.
  • Currency notes recounting by cash department staff.
  • Passing and cash payment of all cheques/ withdrawal forms/ bankers’ cheques/ gift cheques etc.
  • Passing of clearing and transfer cheques, vouchers, (whether credits or debits)
  • Receipts of cash and issuance of pre-signed drafts/ gift cheques/ travellers’ cheques/ pay order/ bank orders etc.
  1. HEAD CASHIER

Along with the duties of clerical cadre, head cadre will also have to perform activities like holding bank’s cash, key and/or other valuables in safe custody jointly with an officer, being responsible for transactions of cash department:

Verification of vernacular signatures/endorsements.

Countersigning cheques and/or drafts (on selves or correspondence), payment orders, deposit reaccepts, etc.

Attending government treasury work.

In charge of clearing and godown departments etc.

Passing independently clearing and transfer cheques, vouchers, etc. (whether credits or debits) and cash vouchers.

 3SPECIAL ASSISTANTS (SA)

Special Assistants will be accountable to run the department under them. Their duties will involve supervision of other clerks’ work and:

  • Passing independently (manually or online) cash instruments
  • Clear and transfer cheques and vouchers (whether credits or debits)
  • Signing vouchers, checks, drafts, mail transfers, pay orders, advices such as non-payment advices, inter branch fate calling advices, bill schedules, demand notices, statement certificates etc.
  • Checking (manually or online) current, savings and other accounts.
  • Explanation of bank products’ features and services to customers and reply to their queries
  1. UNIVERSAL TELLER (UT)

Additional to the duties involved to clerical cadre, the duties of UT are as follows-

  • Receive cheques/ withdrawal forms/ demand drafts/ bankers’ cheques, process, verify that the instrument is correctly drawn, verify customers account details, operational instructions and verification of endorsements
  • Verify signature of customers, post transactions in branch computer system and authenticate/ independently pass and make payment of cheques/ withdrawals forms/ demand drafts/ bankers’ cheques.
  • Receive Cash and whenever necessary, stamp, sign and issue counter slips/ acknowledgements.
  • To update the pass books.
  • To prepare, print and issue remittance instruments e. DD/MT/BC and sign them independently.
  • Explanation of bank products’ features and services to customers and reply to their queries
  1. AGRICULTURAL ASSISTANTS:

Additional to the duties involved to clerical cadre, the duties of Agricultural Assistant’s duties are as follows-

  • Assisting bank’s lending and/or operations for agricultural development and/or financial assistance to small- scale enterprises (other than small scale industries) such as vegetable/fruit vendors, artisans, self-employed persons, etc.
  • Distribute and collect application forms and to assist the farmers/small borrowers in filling forms.
  • Scrutinise application forms, farm plans etc. and to make sure that the applications are complete in all respect.
  • To take necessary steps to ensure that the periodical details, as called for, are received from the farmers/small borrowers on time.
  • Keep constant touch with farmers and to bring any adverse features to the management.
  • To verify farms, all farms machinery, equipments, tractors, live stocks, pumpsets at stipulated intervals.
  • Verify proper utilisation of the bank’s loans or the progress in work in respect of which loans are granted and to furnish reports on such verifications
  • To assist in the deposit mobilisation efforts by encouraging farmers/small borrowers to deposit their savings in the bank.
  • To collect information about the condition of crops in the village.
  • To collect necessary data from determination of village adoption for financing of agriculture, like farmers’ land holdings, availability of infrastructural facilities, source of irrigation, use of tractors, pump sets, etc. credit facilities, available in village, recovery performance etc.
  • To maintain liaison with land Record and Registration Offices and other Governmental/Developmental agencies  for expeditious handling of  the  banks’ work.
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Karnataka Bank PO Selection Process 2018

Karnataka Bank PO Selection Process 2018

Dear Aspirants,

After the recruitment notification for the post of PO is published, Aspirants are eager to know about the details about Karnataka Bank Selection Process 2018. It has a two phase selection process consisting of a written test and an interview. Written test will consist of 4 sections comprising of Reasoning Ability, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude & General Awareness. After the written test is over, An Interview is conducted for the Shortlisted candidates and a final Merit List will be prepared on the basis of written test and Interview. Knowing the process of selection makes the preparation efficient and smooth as you tend to understand about the requirement for the selection.

Below are the Exam Pattern, Examination Syllabus, Important Dates and detailed Selection Process;

Selection Process:

The selection process for the post of Bank PO in Karnataka Bank consist of two phases;

  • Written Test
  • Interview

Examination Pattern:

Exam Subject
Written Test Reasoning Ability
English Language
Quantitative Aptitude
General Awareness

Examination Syllabus 2018

  • Reasoning Ability
  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Awareness

Reasoning

Number Ranking Number Series
Coding-Decoding Non-Verbal Series
Alphabet Series Directions
Analogy Arithmetical Reasoning
Blood Relations Decision Making
Mirror Images Clocks & Calendars
Cubes and Dice Embedded Figures etc

English Language

Subject-Verb Agreement Verb
Error Correction Tenses
Adverb Articles
Sentence Rearrangement Fill in the Blanks
Comprehension Grammar
Vocabulary Synonyms
Unseen Passages Idioms and Phrases
Antonyms

Quantitative Aptitude

Number System Percentages
Decimal & Fractions Average
Simplification Problems on Ages
Ratio and Proportions Profit and Loss
Time and Work Time and Distance
HCF & LCM Simple & Compound Interest
Mixtures & Allegations Data Interpretation etc

General Awareness

Awards and Honors Budget and Five Year Plans
Current Affairs – National & International Important Days
Important Financial & Economic News Sports
International & National Organizations Abbreviations
Books and Authors Science – Inventions & Discoveries
Countries & Capitals etc

Important Dates:

The Online Application process started on 7th March 2018 and last date for the same will be 20th March 2018.

Application starts 7th March 2018
Last date to Apply 20th March 2018

ALL THE BEST!!!!!!!

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NABARD Recruitment 2018 for 92 Assistant Manager Posts in Grade A

NABARD Recruitment 2018 – Complete details of 92 Vacancies for Assistant Manager Posts in Grade A, Download Official NABARD Notification in PDF

NABARD Recruitment 2018

NABARD has released notification for NABARD Recruitment for 92 vacancies in Grade A. NABARD invites applications from Indian citizens for the post of Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) in National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD ).

Important Dates for NABARD Recruitment 2018:

Online Registration and Payment of

Online Fees/Intimation Charges

13th March 2018 to 2nd April

2018

Last date for submission of online Applications 2nd April 2018 (Time 23.59hours)
Download of Phase I (Preliminary Exam) Admission Letters 27th April 2018 onwards
Phase I (Preliminary Exam) – Online Examination 12th May 2018
Phase II (Main) – Online Examination 6th June 2018

Vacancies for NABARD Recruitment 2018

Reservation of Vacancies:

Sr.

No.

DISCIPLINE

UR

SC

ST

OBC

TOTAL PWBD

AM (RDBS)

i)

General

23

7

3

13*

46

4

ii)

Animal Husbandry

3

1

1

5

iii)

Chartered Accountant

3

1

1

5

iv)

Economics

5

1

3

9

v)

Environmental Engineering

1

1

2

vi)

Food Processing / Food Technology

2

1

1

4

vii)

Forestry

2

1

1

4

viii)

Land Development (Soil Science) / Agriculture

4

1

1

2

8

ix)

Minor Irrigation (Water Resources)

3

1

1*

1

6

x)

Social Work

1

1

1

3

Total-RDBS

47

13

7

25

92

Eligibility Criteria for NABARD Recruitment 2018:

Name of the Community Age relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Ex-Serviceman 3 years
PWD UR – 10 years

OBC – 13 years

SC/ST – 15 years

Educational Qualifications:

  1. General: Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants 45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate (SC/ST/PWBD applicants 45%) from a recognized University or Ph.D OR Chartered Accountant /Cost Accountant / Company Secretary with Bachelor’s degree OR Two years full time P.G. Diploma in Management / full time MBA degree from Institutions/Universities recognized by GOI / UGC with Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline.
  2. Animal Husbandry: Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Sciences/Animal Husbandry with a minimum of 50% marks (SC applicants 45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree in Veterinary Sciences / Animal Husbandry with a minimum of 50% marks (SC applicants 45%) in aggregate from any recognized University / Institute.
  3. Chartered Accountant: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University/Institution with Membership of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). The Membership of ICAI must have been obtained on or before 01 March 2018.
  4. Economics: Bachelor’s Degree with Economics/Agriculture Economics with 50% marks (ST applicants -45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree in Economics /Agriculture Economics with a minimum of 50% marks (ST applicants-45%) in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution. Candidates with Economics as one of the main subjects at all years/semesters of the course, will only be eligible.
  5. Environmental Engineering: Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science / Environmental Engineering / Climate Change / Climate Change Adaptation with

50% marks in aggregate or Post graduate degree in Environmental Science / Environmental Engineering / Climate Change / Climate Change Adaptation with 50% marks in aggregate, from a recognized University/Institution.

  1. Food Processing/Food Technology: Bachelor’s degree in Food Processing /Food Technology with 50% marks (ST applicants 45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree in Food Processing /Food Technology with 50% marks (ST applicants 45%) in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution.
  2. Forestry: Bachelor’s degree in Forestry with 50% marks (SC applicants 45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree in Forestry with 50% marks (SC applicants 45%)in aggregate from a recognized University/Institution.
  3. Land Development (Soil Science) / Agriculture: Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) with 50% marks (SC/ST applicants – 45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ST applicants 45%) in aggregate from a recognised University / Institution.
  1. Minor Irrigation (Water Resources)

Bachelor’s degree in Hydrology/Applied Hydrology or Geology/Applied Geology with Hydrogeology /Irrigation /Water Supply & sanitation as one of the subjects with 50% marks (SC/ST applicants 45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree in Hydrology/Applied Hydrology or Geology/Applied Geology with Hydrogeology /Irrigation /Water Supply & sanitation as one of the subjects with 50% marks in aggregate (SC/ST applicants 45%) from a recognized University.

  1. Social Work: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work with 50% marks (SC applicants 45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree in Social Work with 50% marks (SC applicants 45%) in aggregate from a recognized University.

Selection Process for NABARD Recruitment 2018:

A. The selection will be in three Phases as furnished below:

  1. Preliminary Exam in Online Mode
  2. Main Examination in Online Mode
  3. Interview

Phase I – Preliminary Examination (Online Exam)

Objective Type: MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) carrying 200 marks.

Duration: 120 Minutes Composite Time

Total Marks : 200

Subject Questions Marks Duration
I)Test of Reasoning – 20 questions 20 marks 120 Minutes
ii) English Language – 40 questions 40 marks
iii) Computer Knowledge – 20 questions 20 marks
iv) General Awareness – 20 questions 20 marks
v) Quantitative Aptitude – 20 questions 20 marks
vi) Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) – 40 questions 40 marks
vii) Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) – 40 questions 40 marks
200 Questions 200 Marks

Phase II – Main Examination will be online and will be a mix of MCQ and descriptive pattern. There will be one Descriptive paper and 1 paper consisting of MCQ’s.

Paper I

Duration

Marks

Subject

General English

90 minutes

100 marks

Descriptive

Paper on General English comprising essay writing, comprehension, report writing, paragraph

100 marks paper in English is divided into Writing & Letter writing. Essay (40 Marks), Precis (20 Marks), Questions on the Precis para (20 Marks), Report / Letter Writing (20 Marks).

Paper–II (MCQ):

Duration: 1 ½ hrs. – 100 Marks

Paper I

Duration

Marks

Subject

Paper in Related Disciplines

90 minutes

100 marks

Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on rural India) ii) for posts as at (ii) to (x) in Table I

Negative Marking Scheme: For every wrong answer marked, 1/4th of the marks the marks for each question will be deducted as a penalty in Phase I and Phase II

Phase III – Interview

Candidates who clear Phase I And Phase II of the Exam will be selected for an interview. The interview will be out of 25 Marks.

Pay Scale:

Selected Applicants will be eligible for receiving emoluments of Rs. 28, 150 on a monthly basis along with allowances that are admissible for selected posts.

Application Fee for NABARD Recruitment 2018:

Category

Fee

Gen/OBC

Rs. 800

SC/ST/PWD

Rs. 150

How to Apply for NABARD Recruitment 2018?

  1. Click Here to Apply for NABARD Recruitment 2018 – Click Here

  2. Click on the application link

  3. Enter all personal details, biodata and educational qualifications

  4. Upload Scanned photograph and Signature

  5. Make an online payment of fees

  6. Take print out of Online Application Form

NABARD Admit Card: NABARD Admit card will be released a few days before the exam. NABARD Admit card will not be sent via post. It will be an e-admit card and candidates must carry a print out of the e-admit card to the examination hall. During the time of examination, candidates must also carry AADHAR card, PAN Card, Voters ID or Driving License.

NABARD Result: NABARD will be released in phases. Candidates will get the result of NABARD Tier I Exam. Candidates who get selected in NABARD Tier I exam can write the NABARD Tier II exam. NABARD Tier II results will be released in January 2019. The Recruitment process will be lengthy.

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SBI clerk 3 Month Study Plan

SBI Clerk 3 Month Study Plan – Tips, Tricks, and Strategies to prepare for SBI Clerk

SBI clerk 3 Month Study Plan

SBI has released a total of 8301 Vacancies which include both regular vacancies and backlog vacancies for the post of SBI Clerk.

Online Examination: The preliminary online written test is for a duration of 1 hour, while the main examination is 2 hours and 40 minutes. Candidates should regularly solve mock tests to speed up their test speed and improve their performance.

Preliminary Examination: SBI clerk Exam pattern 2018 preliminary exam has 100 objective questions which needs to be solved within a time duration of 1 hours. The exam is for a total of 100 marks. The various sections in the exam are English language, numerical ability and reasoning ability. Candidates should clear sectional cutoff.

No Test Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Composite Time duration of 1 hour for all the three papers.
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
4 Total 100 100

Candidates will have to clear sectional cutoff to be able to be eligible for the Next round of Exams or the Mains Exams.

Main Examination:

SBI Clerk Main examination is 2 hours and 40 minutes. The SBI Clerk 2018 exam pattern for main examination will consists of 190 objective type questions for 200 marks. The mains exam will have different type of sections like General/ Financial awareness, English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning ability and computer aptitude.

Serial Number Section No. of Question Total Marks Duration
1. General English 40 40 35 minutes
2. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
3. Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
4. General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 2 hours 45 minutes

Negative Marking: Candidate will lose 0.25 marks as negative marking for every wrong exam.

Objective type Questions: The test is an objective type of questionnaire and will have all objective type of questions

Test of Knowledge of official language or local language:

Candidates who produce mark sheet of of 10th Standard or SSC with official language will not be subjected to any language test.

The Office wise local languages are as follows:

  • Ahmedabad – Gujarati
  • Bangalore – Kannada
  • Bhopal – Hindi
  • Chandigarh – Punjabi / Hindi
  • Chennai – Tamil
  • Guwahati – Assamese / Bengali / Khasi / Manipuri / Bodo / Mizo
  • Hyderabad – Telugu
  • Jammu – Urdu / Hindi
  • Lucknow – Hindi
  • Kolkata – Bengali
  • Mumbai – Marathi / Konkani
  • Nagpur – Marathi / Hindi
  • New Delhi – Hindi
  • Thiruvananthapuram – Malayalam

SBI clerk syllabus is split into the following sections:

  • Quantitative Aptitude – Maths of Class 12 level
  • Logical Reasoning: Comprises of Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning
  • Marketing – Concepts in Marketing, Banking, and Finance
  • Computers – General Knowledge of Software, Hardware, Input-output, IT companies and IT brands,
  • Current Affairs – Static GK, Current Affairs and General Knowledge, Banking awareness.
  • English Language– Reasoning Comprehension, skills of reading, writing, language, Grammar.

Objective type Questions: The test is an objective type of questionnaire and will have all objective type of questions

SBI Clerk 3 Month Study Plan

Weightage of topics for SBI Clerk Preparation:

Weightage of Topics for Numerical ability:

Topic Weightage
Numerical Ability, Simplification 5-10 Questions
Number Series 3-5 Questions
Average 1-2 Questions
Interest 1-2 Questions
Mensuration 1-2 Questions
Percentage 1-2 Questions
Ratio and Proportion 1-2 Questions
Algebra 3-5 Questions
Profit and Loss 0-2 Questions
Time, Speed and Distance 1-2 Questions
Data Interpretation 0-5 Questions
Time and Work 1-2 Questions
Permutation and Combination 1-2 Questions
Mixture Problems 0-1 Questions
Probability 0-1 Questions
Number System 0-1 Questions
Data Sufficiency 0-5 Questions

Weightage of Topics for Reasoning: SBI Clerk 3 Month Study Plan

SBI Clerk Preparation Tips:

Topic Weightage
Arrangement & Pattern 2-6 Questions
Analogy 0-2 Questions
Classification 0-3 Questions
Mathematical Inequalities 0-5 Questions
Directions & Distances 0-2 Questions
Coding & Decoding 1-5 Questions
Blood Relations 1-5 Questions
Ordering and Ranking 2-3 Questions
Coded Inequalities 0-5 Questions
Syllogisms 3-5 Questions
Input-Output 0-5 Questions
Data Sufficiency 0-2 Questions
Series 0-2 Questions
Circular Seating Arrangement 5 Questions
Linear Seating Arrangement 5-8 Questions
Double Line Up 0-5 Questions
Scheduling 0-5 Questions

SBI Clerk 3 Month Study Plan for English

English: Weightage of Topics

Topic Weightage
Reading Comprehension 10-15
Fill in the Blanks 5 questions
Para Jumbles 5 questions
Cloze Test 5-10 (1 passage with 5 or 10 blanks)
Error Spotting 5 questions
PhraseReplacement/Sentence Correction 5 questions

Quantitative Aptitude Books for SBI Clerk: SBI Clerk 3 Month Study Plan

Name of Book Author and

Publisher

Practice Book on Quicker Maths, 2nd Edition M.Tyra, K.Kundan, Magical Book Series
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations 17th Edition R.S Aggarwal , S.Chand Publisher
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Rajesh Varma, Arihant Publishers

Reasoning Books for SBI Clerk: SBI Clerk 3 Month Study Plan

Name of Book Author, Publisher
Test of Reasoning Edgar Thorpe, Pearson
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning R.S Aggarwal, S.Chand Publisher (2012)

English Books for SBI Clerk:

Name of Book Author and

Publisher

Objective English 4th Edition Edgar Thorpe

Pearson (2011)

Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis

Penguin

Objective General English 2nd Edition S.P Bakshi

Arihant

General Awareness Books for SBI Clerk:

  • Manorama Year Book 2017
  • Competition Success Review Year Book 2018

Computer Awareness Books for SBI Clerk:

Name of Book Publisher /Author
Objective Computer Awareness for General Competitive Exams Arihant Publishers
Computer Fundamentals P.K Sinha

SBI Clerk 3 Month Study Plan

SBI Clerk 3 Month Study Plan:Quantitative Aptitude:

  1. You cannot pass this exam without solving Quantitative aptitude
  2. Practice makes a man perfect
  3. Know the Syllabus and Paper Pattern Well
  4. Prepare your own strategies to solve this section
  5. Go by a time limit to solve this section as this Quant is a time-consuming section
  6. Learn to solve both difficult and easy questions alike
  7. Regularly Solve Mock Tests
  8. Keep track of your time to solve this section.
  9. Quantitative Aptitude is the most important section of this exam

SBI Clerk 3 Month Study Plan – Reasoning:

  1. Classification: Easiest to solve
  2. Arrange words in Logical Order: It is easy to solve if your basics are strong
  3. Syllogism: Draw Venn Diagrams to make it easier to solve questions on Syllogism
  4. Verbal Analogies: A Good vocabulary will help you solve this section with ease.
  5. Analysis Judgment: Questions cover topics like blood relation, Direction, Height, and Sequence.
  6. Numerical Operations: Learn all formulae so that you have them at your fingertips.
  7. Coding-Decoding: Coding-Decoding are tricky, so practice this section well.
  8. Non- Verbal Reasoning: Spatial Reasoning, mirror image, Pictorial Analogies, Symbol series, symbolic operations, numeric patterns, spatial relations, space visualizations, and space image are examples of questions. Preparation will be of great help.
  9. Matrix and puzzles: The sections tests creative way of thinking.

SBI Clerk 3 Month Study Plan – English Section

General tips for English Language Preparation:

  1. Just like Rome was not built in a day, English too cannot be learned in a day.
  2. Read Books, Magazines, and newspapers regularly to improve the language.
  3. Use grammar books to improve grammar.
  4. Cloze test has become a very important part of the English section
  5. Practice every day by writing one essay and one letter as part of the preparation
  6. Solve more Reading Comprehension questions to improve in this area
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SBI Clerk English Language Preparation Tips and Tricks

SBI Clerk English Language Preparation Tips – Check useful preparation tips to ace up your preparation level in the English language for SBI clerk preparation tips.

SBI Clerk English Language Preparation Tips

SBI Clerk exam 2018 is around the corner. We hope that all the students must have prepared for their exams very well and some of them even giving the final touch up to their preparation. With the slight SBI Clerk pattern change in place, it has become mandatory to have a decent grasp of all the sections to do well in the exam. In this article, we will be discussing the SBI Clerk English Language Preparation Tips. For better and enhanced performance in SBI Clerk 2018’s exam and fetch some very important tips and tricks to prepare for English section in SBI clerk exam.Practice Online SBI Clerk Mock Test.

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern

SBI Clerk 2018 Preliminary Exam Pattern

For the very first time, SBI has introduced sectional timing for the online examination of SBI Clerk

Serial No. Section No. of Question Total Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

SBI Clerk 2018 Mains Exam Pattern

Serial Number Section No. of Question Total Marks Duration
1. General English 40 40 35 minutes
2. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
3. Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
4. General/Financial Awareness 50 50 25 minutes
Total 190 200 2 hours 40 minutes

SBI Clerk Exam Overview – SBI Clerk English Language Preparation Tips

Stages 3 (Preliminary, Main, and Test of Opted Local Language)
Mode of Exam Online
Level of Difficulty Easy-moderate
Negative Marking 0.25 marks
Time Duration 1 hour for Prelims and 2 hours 40 minutes for Mains (Both separately timed)
Maximum Marks 100 for Prelims and 200 for Mains

The English section of the SBI Clerk exam can be mainly divided into 4 important parts inSBI Clerk English Language Preparation Tips.

  1. Vocabulary
  2. Grammar
  3. Reading Comprehension
  4. Verbal Ability

1. Reading Comprehension – SBI Clerk English Language Preparation Tips

  1. Questions in reading comprehension can be easy and moderate as well.
  2. 20% questions in RC are from the vocabulary. Read the question carefully. Sometimes you are asked to ‘select the word opposite in meaning rather thansimilar‘.
  3. To solve questions from vocabulary, remember that you are NOT expected to know the exact meaning of this word. To answer vocabulary questions, read the passage again and question yourself ‘how is this word used in context’. Predict the meaning of the word and then see the options. Finally, select the one closest in meaning to your prediction.
  4. Read the first and last paragraph to get the gist of the passage. This is useful when answering questions like ‘What does the author wants to convey in this article or What is the theme of this article etc.’
  5. It is alright to leave some questions (ones which are detailed or require you to read the entire paragraph. ) They take up precious time leaving you with no time for Quant/Reasoning.

How to Learn VOCABULARY in English for SBI Clerk

  1. There are direct questions on the following topics in both Prelims and Mains exams.
    • Cloze Test (5 or 10 blanks passage)
    • Fill in the Blanks (double blanks)
    • Error Spotting
  1. The most interesting thing about building a vocabulary is that it doesn’t require any extraordinary efforts. It keeps on building whether you are reading a newspaper or a book. Whenever you are getting a chance to hear a new word, take a minute to look it up in a dictionary or a thesaurus. Note down its meaning, synonyms and antonyms and its usage. At a later date, try to use these words in sentences of your own to revise the meanings. This would also help you enhance your understanding of the context of the passage.
  1. Solve the vocabulary sections from previous years’ papers and time yourself.

How to manage READING COMPREHENSION in SBI Clerk

  1. The passage can either be based on a (moral) story or on topics like banking and economy, social issues, business etc.
  1. The questions will be mainly fact-based and vocabulary-based. Some questions can also be asked on the main idea while some will ask you to draw inferences.
  1. Though the passages are short, the habit of reading fast and understanding the intent of the passage needs to be developed to minimize the time and maximize the output.
  1. Practice one comprehension question daily from questions available on the app. Constant practice will help you achieve accuracy and minimize the time required.

How to master VERBAL ABILITY for SBI Clerk

  1. Verbal Ability portion of English for SBI Clerk consists of a 6 sentence paragraph jumble with 5 questions based on it.
  1. This is an easy section and you can practice these questions occasionally from the app.
  1. Follow the logic while answering these questions. Always keep in mind the overall story, as the passage will always tell you a story with a definite beginning, middle and end.

General Strategy for English for SBI Clerk

Remember that time is of the essence. Spending more than 15 minutes on English for SBI Clerk Prelims is generally not a good idea. Accuracy and speed can only be achieved by taking mock tests and timing yourself while you take those tests.

  1. Spend time studying basic rules of grammar. The rules and concepts are often repeated which doesn’t happen in vocabulary. So if you practice enough, you will likely secure 5-10 marks in the paper.
  2. Go through commonly asked word lists and try to revise their meanings for the vocabulary section.
  3. You should try to solve at least one mock paper every day till the day of the exam.
  4. Pick the questions you faced difficulty in from past papers and mock tests and solve them by timing yourself.
  5. Timing yourself is important as it keeps you from utilizing time that you could have otherwise spent on Quant and Reasoning.
  6. Start with Grammar section first (generally advisable). Move on to the Verbal Ability section next as you can get several marks in one go. Follow this with the Vocabulary section because it is the fastest to get through. Get to the Reading Comprehension section last.

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SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2018 - Sectional Timing Introduced for SBI Clerk

Sectional Timing Introduced for SBI Clerk – SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2018

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2018 – Sectional Timing Introduced for SBI Clerk

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2018 Changed for the first time ever by SBI. The Examination process will consist of preliminary and main online Examination. The candidates qualifying for the main examination will be Invited for a personal Interview. From 2018 onwards, Preliminary Examination will have sectional timing of 20 minutes for each section. The introduction of sectional timing will compel aspirants to put more effort in time management. There will be 30 Questions in English Language, 35 Questions in Numerical Ability and 35 Questions In Reasoning section in the preliminary Examination. Each Question being 1 mark, the total marks will be 100 marks for 100 Questions in Preliminary Examination.

In this Article, You will learn about various details about the examination pattern for SBI Clerk 2018 as well as the changes made in the Pattern of Examination;

Examination Pattern:

Here is the exam pattern of SBI Clerk Prelims and SBI Clerk Mains exam:

SBI Clerk 2018 Preliminary Exam Pattern:

For the very first time, SBI has introduced sectional timing for the online examination of SBI Clerk

Serial No. Section No. of Question Total Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

  • Number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 10 times the no. of vacancies, subject to availability) will be short listed for the Mains Exam from the list of all candidates arranged in descending order of aggregate marks scored.
  • There is no minimum qualifying marks for individual subject as well as for aggregate (overall) score.The Prelims exam is bilingual i.e available in both English and Hindi, except for the English section.
  • There is negative marking for 1/4th mark for each incorrect answer.

SBI Clerk 2018 Mains Exam Pattern:

Serial Number Section No. of Question Total Marks Duration
1. General English 40 40 35 minutes
2. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
3. Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
4. General/Financial Awareness 50 50 25 minutes
Total 190 200 2 hours 40 minutes
  • The online test will be bilingual, available in both English and Hindi language except for the English section.
  •  There will be negative marking for wrong answers (1/4th mark will be deducted).
  • No minimum marks for individual subject are prescribed.

Take SBI Clerk Prelims mock test as per the latest exam pattern.

Examination Syllabus:

Candidates can download the Syllabus by clicking on the Download link below.

Knowledge of official and Local language:

Candidates who produce 10th standard mark sheet/certificate having studied official (local) language will not be subjected to any Language test. In case of others, language test will be conducted at the time of interview /before final selection.

Candidates not found to be proficient in official and/or local language would be disqualified.

Final Selection:

Marks secured in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection and only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II) will be added to the marks obtained in Interview (Phase-III) (if interview is held) for the preparation of final merit list. Final selection will be done on the basis of candidate’s performance in the test (main examination) and interview combined together.

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Karnataka Bank PO Recruitment 2018

Karnataka Bank PO Recruitment – Check the detailed recruitment of Karnataka Bank for Probationary Officers (PO). Get important details including the application form and eligibility criteria.

Karnataka Bank PO Recruitment 2018

Dear Banking Aspirants,

Karnataka Bank has recently released the much-awaited Probationary Officers (POs) recruitment notification. All the interested and eligible candidates can apply for Karnataka Bank PO Recruitment by 20th March 2018. Candidates should note that the last Date of Receipt of Application form is 20th of March 2018. The posts in the scale 1 category includes Agricultural Field Officers, Chartered Accountants, Law Officers and Relationship Managers. Candidates can check all the necessary details like the important dates, eligibility criteria, application form and official notification in the article

About Karnataka Bank

  • One of the most Technologically advanced Bank in private sector category.
  • Pan-India footprint offers exciting opportunities for all the highly efficient candidates to join its highly competent workforce as Officers (Scale-I).
  • Shortlisted Candidates to be positioned at its Branches/Offices located across India.

Note: The Bank has all the rights to reject any application without assigning any specific reason and no correspondence in this regard will be entertained. Any dispute causing out of this advertisement shall be the subject to the sole jurisdiction of the Courts situated in Mangaluru.


Important Dates for Karnataka Bank PO Recruitment 2018

Starting Date of Application 7th March 2018
Last Date of Application 20th March 2018

Eligibility Criteria – Karnataka Bank recruitment 2018 for PO

Educational Qualification

Candidates willing to apply should have passed Any Degree/ PG.

Post-wise Eligibility Details

1)Agricultural Field Officers (AFOs) Eligibility : Graduates/Post-Graduates in Agricultural Science, Horticulture & Agricultural Marketing from UGC recognized universities. Candidates who are waiting for their results of degree examination/pursuing degree are not eligible to apply.

2) Chartered Accountants Eligibility: First Class Graduates (from UGC recognized universities) with CA.

3) Eligibility for Law Officers: First Class Law Graduates (from UGC recognized universities) with minimum 3 years’ experience (Practice) in handling court cases.

4) Criteria for Relationship Managers: Candidates should be First Class Graduates with MBA-Marketing (under regular stream) from UGC recognized universities. Candidates who are waiting for their results of the examination/pursuing PG are not eligible to apply.

For detailed education qualification details, please check the official notification mentioned down the post.

Age Limit

1. Candidates should be of Maximum 28 years age.
2. Age Relaxation for SC/ ST /OBC/PWD/ PH is as per the Government Rules and Regulation.

 Application fee for Karnataka Bank PO Recruitment 2018

All the shortlisted candidates will have to pay the required application fee before they attend the written test.

How to Apply for Karnataka Bank PO 2018 recruitment

  • Log on to the official website of Karnataka Bank.
  • Go to the bottom of the page and click on Careers link.
  • The list of recruitments will be displayed on your screen.
    Find Probationary Officers link and click on the application form link mentioned against it.
  • The application form will be displayed on the screen.
  • Take a print out of it and fill all your particulars in the fields provided.
  • Send your applications to the Karnataka Bank office.
  • Karnataka Bank Recruitment 2018 application Mailing Address and Required Format
  • Write on the Envelope – “Application for the post of *name of the post*” and send it to the following address:
  • “The Deputy General Manager (HR & IR),
    Karnataka Bank Limited, Head Office, Mahaveera Circle, Kankanady, Mangaluru-575002”

Selection Process

The selection will be based on the written test.

Payscale for Karnataka Bank PO Recruitment 2018

Shortlisted candidates will be on a probation period of one year. Upon satisfactory completion of the probationary period, they will be confirmed, subject to rules and regulations of the Bank. Salary will be as per All India Level Settlements [For Confirmed Officers (Scale I), Current CTC Amount is Rupees 7.75 Lakhs p.a. (approx.)]

Important Links – PO recruitment of Karnataka Bank

Official Notification Click Here
Application Form Download Click Here
Official Website Click Here

We hope that you have liked our article on Karnataka Bank PO Recruitment 2018. If yes, then stay tuned for more updates!

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SBI PO Salary 2018 - Detailed Salary Structure After 7th Pay

Salary Structure, Allowances details and other Perks and Prerequisites – SBI PO Salary 2018

SBI PO Salary 2018

SBI PO Salary 2018 can be checked down the post. State Bank of India is going to announce the recruitment of  Bank PO for approximately 3000 posts this year. Aspirants are eager to know more about salary and other benefits of joining SBI as a Bank PO. State Bank of India pays a basic sum of Rs. 27620/- along with various other allowances and perks. DA, CCA, HRA, Furniture, Medical, Travelling and Petrol are the various allowances offered to a SBI PO. The Gross salary of SBI PO ranges from 7.55 lakhs to 12.93 lakhs, depending on the place and other factors. well, the salary offered to PO by State Bank of India is off-course a bit tempting but it take effort worth miles to clear SBI PO Examination. 

Below are the Salary Structure, Allowances details and other Perks and Prerequisites;

SBI PO Salary Structure and Allowances 2018 : SBI PO Salary 2018

BI PO Basic Pay Rs. 27620/- (4 Increments also applicable)
Dearness Allowance (DA)  46.9% of the Basic Pay (Revised Quarterly)
(CCA) This varies with the place of posting at 4% or 3%.
HRA 9%, 8% or 7% (Depends on the place of posting)
Furniture Allowance Rs. 120000/-
Medical Insurance 100% medical coverage for SBI employees and 75% for their family members
Travelling Allowance For official travels, reimbursement of AC 2-tier fare is provided
Petrol Approx. Rs. 1100-1250
SBI PO Gross Salary with HRA Total Compensation: 7.55 lakhs and maximum of 12.93 lakhs depending on the place of posting and other factors.

Dearness Allowance (DA):

Dearness allowance is modified every Quarterly basis in the month of February, May, August and November on the basis of Consumer Price Index (CPI) as announced by the Government of India. DA increases with the increase in inflation and vice-versa.

Housing Allowance:

The remuneration covers rental settlement as well. A SBI PO gets the house rent allowance as part of the salary package.

Travel Allowance:

POs also get time off to travel and the allowances for the same is looked after by the State Bank of India. Occasional Home and Work visit is taken care by SBI.

Medical Benefits:

Bank certainly take interest in the well being of POs and their family members. SBI provides 100% medical benefits to the employees and 75% benefits to their family members. The bank also have several tie-ups with various Medical offices and Hospitals across the country and the individuals working as SBI PO can certainly take advantage of the cashless treatment at all those medical Institutions.

Leave Policy:

SBI Probationary officers are given 33 days of benefits leave and 12 days of easygoing leave every year along with Sick leave and Maternity leaves. All the Women and single Men are eligible to take a holiday of upto 2 years.

Other Perks and Prerequisites : SBI PO Salary 2018

Monthly benefits:

Apart from the regular pay structure, SBI PO also eligible for various perks and prerequisites. The bank offers Daily paper stipend and other allowances like petrol, entertainment, house upkeep, books and magazine remittance, portfolio recompense, repayment of phone bills are a portion of the prerequisites to the employees.

Miscellaneous benefits:

The SBI Bank POs would also get the benefits of  Housing Loans, Car Loan, and Personal Loans at a concessionary rate of premium. In addition to this, the Bank also awards scholarship to the meritorious children of all the workers. Pension is another blessing that comes in handy post retirement for the Employees who joined prior to 2010

Smart Compensation Package:

SBI also offers smart compensation package which provides feasibility to workers to adopt Particular components of the SBI PO overall salary.

ALL THE BEST!!!!

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