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RBI Assistant 2017 Exam Dates

RBI Assistant 2017 Exam Dates – RBI recruitment notification is released

RBI Assistant 2017 Exam Dates

RBI Assistant 2017 Exam Dates – Reserve Bank of India released the RBI recruitment notification for the post of Assistant. Interested candidates can apply online till 10th November 2017.

RBI Assistant Vacancy - RBI Assistant 2017 Exam Dates

There are total 623 number of RBI Assistant vacancies this year.

RBI Assistant 2017 Exam Dates

You can apply for the post from 18th October to 10th November.

The preliminary exam will be held on 27th and 28th November and the Mains exam will be held on 20th December 2017 (tentative dates).

RBI Assistant Syllabus - RBI Assistant 2017 Exam Dates

Four broad topics constitute the RBI Assistant syllabus – English language and comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and General Awareness. Additionally, some basic computer knowledge would help you in the RBI Assistant Mains exam.

Some important topics of English comprise of - cloze test, reading comprehension, spotting the error, vocabulary based questions.

Quantitative Aptitude syllabus comprises of the following important topics - data interpretation, inequalities, number series, approximation and simplification, data sufficiency, and arithmetic problem.

The following topics constitute the syllabus of Reasoning Ability – seating arrangement, puzzles, direction sense, blood relation, syllogism, order and ranking, coding and decoding, assumption and conclusion.

General Awareness constitutes of the following important topics – banking and financial awareness, static knowledge, current affairs, and Government schemes and policies

RBI Assistant Salary - RBI Assistant 2017 Exam Dates

An RBI Assistant earns a basic salary of Rs.14,640 per month. The gross monthly salary would amount to around Rs.32,000 per month.

RBI Assistant Exam Pattern - RBI Assistant 2017 Exam Dates

RBI Assistant Preliminary Exam Pattern

Section No. of Questions Marks Time
English 30 30

1 hour in total

Reasoning Ability 35 35
Quantitaive Aptitude 35 35
Total 100 100

RBI Assistant Mains Exam Pattern

Section No. of Questions Marks Time
English 40 40

2 hours in total

Reasoning Ability 40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 40
General Awareness 40 40
Quantitative Aptitude 40 40
Total 200 200

RBI Assistant Result - RBI Assistant 2017 Exam Dates

RBI Assistant 2017 Prelims and Mains exam result will be declared on their official website.

RBI Assistant Prelims Cut Off 2016 - RBI Assistant 2017 Exam Dates

City ST SC OBC General
Ahmedabad 51.25 - 68 73.75
Bengaluru 58.75 62.5 68 71.75
Bhopal 53.25 68.5 74.25 77.75
Bhubaneshwar 57.25 66.5 - 79.75
Chandigarh - 67 73.75 81.5
Chennai - 70.25 76.25 78.25
Guwahati 57.50 68 70.25 72.50
Hyderabad 70.00 73.75 78 81.50
Jaipur 62.25 69 76 80.50
Jammu 50.75 66.75 62.75 76
Kanpur & Lucknow 63 67.25 73.50 79.75
Kolkata - 68.25 72.75 80.75
Mumbai 47.50 63.75 66 70.25
Nagpur - - 68 71.75
New Delhi - 70 73.25 81
Patna 65.25 68 75.50 80.25
Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi - 68.75 77.75 81

RBI Assistant Mains Cut Off 2016 - RBI Assistant 2017 Exam Dates

Category English Language Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude General Awareness Computer Knowledge
SC/ST 11 11 11 11 11
OBC 12 12 12 12 12
General 14 14 14 14 14

RBI Assistant Mains Cut Off 2016 City-Wise - RBI Assistant 2017 Exam Dates

City SC ST OBC General
Ahmedabad - 79.75 95.50 112
Bengaluru 93.50 94 96.75 113
Bhopal 101 84.75 112.25 122.75
Bhubaneshwar 88.75 79.75 - 116.50
Chandigarh 96 - 107.75 127
Chennai 103 - 117 123.75
Guwahati 94.25 74.50 119.50 107.25
Hyderabad 107.25 108 115.75 126
Jaipur 98.75 94.50 113.75 124.50
Jammu 96.50 - 104 116.50
Kanpur & Lucknow 97 97 101.50 119
Kolkata 91.50 - 107 126
Mumbai 97 73 105.25 111.50
Nagpur - - 103.25 107
New Delhi 108.50 - 113.25 128.25
Patna 90.25 100.75 104.50 116.5
Thiruvananthapuram & Kochi 97.25 - 119 128.75

Did you find our post on RBI Assistant 2017 Exam Dates helpful? Then stay tuned for more cut off, exam dates, admit card, and results related updates.

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IBPS SO Notification 2017 – Recruitment for 1315 Vacancies

IBPS SO Notification 2017 – Direct Recruitment for 1315 Vacancies

IBPS SO Notification 2017

IBPS SO preliminary exam 2017 is going to be conducted on 30th and 31st December 2017 and Mains exam on 28th January 2018 by IBPS  Institute of Banking Personnel Selection to select all eligible candidates for posts like

  1. Agriculture Field Officer - 875
  2. Marketing Officer (Scale I) - 195
  3. HR/Personnel Officer - 35
  4. IT /Officer Scale I - 120
  5. Law Officer - 60
  6. Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I - 30

Participating Organizations in IBPS SO 2017:

Allahabad Bank Canara Bank Indian Bank Syndicate Bank
Andhra Bank Central Bank of India Indian Overseas Bank UCO Bank
Bank of Baroda Corporation Bank Oriental Bank of Commerce Union Bank of India
Agriculture Field Officer - 875
Marketing Officer (Scale I) - 195
HR/Personnel Officer - 35
IT /Officer Scale I - 120
Law Officer - 60
Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I - 30

Bank of India
Agriculture Field Officer - 875
Marketing Officer (Scale I) - 195
HR/Personnel Officer - 35
IT /Officer Scale I - 120
Law Officer - 60
Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I - 30

Dena Bank
Punjab National Bank United Bank of India
Bank of Maharashtra IDBI Bank Punjab & Sind BankAgriculture Field Officer - 875
Marketing Officer (Scale I) - 195
HR/Personnel Officer - 35
IT /Officer Scale I - 120
Law Officer - 60
Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I - 30
Vijaya Bank

Important Dates for IBPS SO 2017:

Events

Tentative Dates

On-line registration dates 07.11.2017- 27.11.2017
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) 07.11.2017- 27.11.2017
Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary December 2017
Online Examination – Preliminary 30.12.2017 and 31.12.2017
Result of Online exam – Preliminary January 2018
Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main January 2018
Online Examination – Main 28.01.2018
Declaration of Result of Online Main Examination February 2018
Download of call letters for interview February 2018
Conduct of interview February 2018
Provisional Allotment of candidates April 2018

Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates must be a citizen of India, a subject of Nepal or Bhutan, Tibetan refugee who has come to India before 1st January 1962 and permanently settled here.

Educational Qualifications for all Applicants:

Post Code Name of the Post Age Educational Qualifications **

(from a University/ Institution/ Board recognised by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies)

01 I.T. Officer (Scale-I) Min- 20 Years Max-30 Years

a) 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics &

Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation OR

b) Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications

OR Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level
02 Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) Min- 20 Years Max-30 Years 4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture/ Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri. Marketing & Cooperation/ Co-operation & Banking/ Agro-Forestry/Forestry/ Agricultural Biotechnology/ Food Science/ Agriculture Business Management/ Food Technology/ Dairy Technology/ Agricultural Engineering
03 Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) Min- 20 Years Max-30 Years

Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level OR

Post graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level.

04

Law Officer (Scale I)

Min- 20 Years Max-30 Years A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council of India
05 HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) Min- 20 years Max- 30 years

Graduate and Two Years Full time Post Graduate degree or Two Years Full time Post Graduate diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HR / HRD/ Social Work / Labour Law.*

06 Marketing Officer (Scale I) Min- 20 years Max- 30 years

Graduate and Two Years Full time MMS (Marketing)/ Two Years Full time MBA (Marketing)/ Two Years Full time PGDBA / PGDBM/ PGPM/ PGDM with specialization in Marketing *

Examination Paper Pattern for IBPS SO Recruitment 2017:

  1. Preliminary Examination

For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari

Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1 English Language 50 25 English 2 hours
2 Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi
3 General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50 English and Hindi
Total 150 125

For the Post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1 English Language 50 25 English 2 hours
2 Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English and Hindi
Total 150 125

Candidates have to qualify in each of the tests with minimum cutoff marks. Adequate number of candidates in each category will be shortlisted depending upon the requirements.


 

  1. Main Examination

For the Post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

Name of the Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge 60 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

Name of the Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge (Objective) 45 60 English & Hindi 30 minutes
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive) 2 English & Hindi 30 minutes

Penalty for Wrong answers: According to negative marking scheme, there will be penalty of 0.25 marks for all wrong answers attempted. Questions left unattempted will not be liable for penalty. This holds true for all the exams being conducted in phases.

Click Here to View Official notification for IBPS SO 2017

Application Fees/ Intimation Charges for IBPS SO notification 2017:

Category

Application Fees

Gen/UR/ OBC

Rs. 600

SC/ST/ PWD

Rs. 100

How to Apply for IBPS SO notification 2017?

  1. Candidates can apply online only from 07.11.2017 to 27.11.2017
  2. Candidates must apply online via official website of IBPS
  3. Candidates must enter all personal details
  4. Candidates must enter photograph and signatures
  5. Proceed to Payment of Fees
  6. Submit Application for IBPS SO 2017

IBPS SO Admit Card 2017 : IBPS SO preliminary exam admit card will be released on December 2017. It is compulsory to carry IBPS SO Admit card 2017. Candidates who do not carry the admit card will not be allowed to enter the examination hall. Candidates must also carry a valid Photo ID proof issued by a government body like AADHAR Card, PAN card, Drivers license or Voters ID.

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SBI PO 2017 Final Cut offs

SBI PO 2017 Final Cut offs- Check here SBI PO mains final cutoff marks SBI PO final cutoff 2017 Check each and every detail relatyed to SBI PO Mains Score Card and SBI PO Mains Score

SBI PO 2017 Final Cut offs

SBI has recently released the SBI PO Mains Cutoff marks 2017 of the SBI PO 2017 Exam. All the aspirants who were eagerly waiting for the Phase-II and III Score Card can check their scorecards now. Keep on reading to understand a major change that SBI has done in this year’s PO Recruitment. Heartful congratulations to all those candidates who got selected for SBI PO 2017 and those who are not selected don’t get dishearten as this is the start of the year and you have a huge exams scheduled ahead.

In this article, we have shared the SBI PO Final Cut off 2017 and for the ease of candidates, we have shared the direct link to download the SBI PO 2017 Scorecard. Below given is the link to check your SBI PO Mains Score Card.

Click Here to Check your SBI PO Mains Score Card

If you have checked your SBI PO Mains Score card 2017 already, then you must be wondering that there is something which is missing in your score card, that ‘something’ is the sectional cut off for the phase 1 exam. The overall cut of SBI PO Mains (out of 200) is 50 – for Unreserved Category and 40- for all other categories; but there is no sectional cut off mentioned in the scorecard. This ultimately means that either SBI decided to skip sectional cut off this year or their might be some glitch from their end while releasing the result. We will be providing you with each and every details related to SBI PO and SBI PO 2017 Final Cut offs here in this page.

Following are the cutoffs for SBI PO Recruitment Phase-II and III:

 

The Reason Behind this Change – SBI PO 2017 Final Cut Offs


The reason for this startling decision can be the difficulty level of the Mains test of this year’s SBI PO Recruitment. It is quite possible that a huge number of candidates couldn’t score the minimum marks for one or more than one section of Mains exam due to which SBI decided to scrape off the sectional cut off. There are few candidates who have shared their result with us and upon seeing the result they’ve found that they have got 0 marks in a section and, yet they were passed to the next level and were allowed to appear for the Phase-III This is a sigh of relief amidst increasing difficulty level of paper. 

Click Here for SBI PO Final Result 2017 PDF

Can you Expect a Similar Case for IBPS PO Recruitment 2017?

First, you must understand that the cutoff and the norms of the exam lie solely in the hand of the organization and IBPS reserves the right to change any norm for it recruitment of PO. Moreover, it is too early to think whether there will be a sectional cut off in IBPS PO Mains or not because you must wait till you appear for PO Mains exam. SBI might have decided to scrape off the system of sectional cut off in its Mains exam due to the upswing in the difficulty level this year. For IBPS PO Mains you must pace up your preparation and be ready for the unexpected, as challenges and surprises are now a common trend in banking recruitments.

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RBI Assistant Salary Work Culture and Promotion

RBI Assistant Salary Work Culture and Promotion – Get details of RBI assistant salary in hand 2017, benefits, perks, work culture, career growth and promotion

RBI Assistant Salary Work Culture and Promotion

RBI Assistant Salary Work Culture and Promotion – The central bank of India, RBI, has released the official notification recently. Interested candidates can apply for this post till 10th November 2017.

There is a total number of 623 vacancies. And it is a very good opportunity for anyone who wants to make a career in the banking sector.

Obviously, you would be interested in knowing the RBI Assistant salary, growth opportunities, and work culture.

You can find all those details below.

RBI Assistant Salary - RBI Assistant Responsibilities

1) You have to verify banking documents.

2) You have to issue the circulation of currency.

3) You have to attend to Government treasury work.

4) You have to do data entry work.

5) You have to exchange mails.

6) You have to initiate notes.

7) You have to generate reports.

RBI Assistant Salary After 7th Pay Commission - Perks and Benefits

Basic Salary

Rs.14,650/- per month

Allowances

Dearness House Rent, City Compensatory Allowance, Transport Allowance

Total Salary

Rs.32,124/- per month

Working Days

Week days

Public Dealing

None

Accommodation

Quarters will be provided

RBI Assistant Salary - RBI Assistant Promotion Policy:

1) Until you get promoted to Officer level, you are not transferred.

2) An Officer level employee can not be transferred to their home state.

3) You have to have an experience of at least 3 years to be eligible for promotion.

4) As an Officer, you will be transferred after an interval of five years.

5) You will get many opportunities to be promoted on the basis of your performance and also via exams.

Comparison of RBI Assistant to other Bank POs – RBI Assistant Salary 2017

Candidates prefer the RBI Assistant post over other bank PO posts due to a large number of reasons. Some of them are listed below.

1) You will be transferred after every five years in RBI whereas it is 3 years for other bank PO posts.

2) RBI has its branches in urban regions only; all their employees are posted in urban areas. For other banks, the employees do get posted in rural areas as well.

3) There is a lot less pressure on RBI Assistants compared to other bank POs.

4) RBI has a fixed work timing of 9:15 A.M. to 5:15 A.M. whereas other banks work timing is more as they have many targets to fulfill. Number of working days are only five per week.

After promotion, an RBI Assistant qualifies to be a Base Level Assistant Manager. The next level is Middle Level Manager, after which comes Assistant General Manager. Next, you have the opportunity to get promoted to Deputy General Manager; the highest level is the General Manager post.

All the best!

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IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains Admit Card 2017

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains Admit Card 2017 – Direct Link to Download

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains Admit Card 2017

The IBPS RRB is to gain admission into the small scale and local banks in Rural areas. There are more than 15000 vacancies to be filled in 56 participating banks. The focus on the RRB's is financial inclusion in small towns and rural areas. IBPS RRB is conducted by Institute of Banking an personnel selection and IBPS RRB is to recruit Office Assistants into rural banks and small banks.

IBPS has released the IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains Admit Card 2017 or call letter for those who have applied for the exam.

Important Dates for RRB Office Assistant Mains Admit Card 2017:

Commencement of Call letter Download 23 - 10 - 2017
Closure of Call letter Download 12 - 11 - 2017

Examination Paper Pattern of IBPS RRB Office Assistant for Mains exam:

Mains Examination Office Assistant Mains Exam: 

Sr. No.

Name of Tests

Medium of Exam

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Total Time

1

Reasoning

Hindi/English

40

50

Composite Time of 2 hours

2

Numerical Ability

Hindi/English

40

50

3

General Awareness

Hindi/English

40

40

4 a

English Language

English

40

40

4 b

Hindi Language

Hindi

40

40

5

Computer Knowledge

Hindi/English

40

20

Total 

200

200

For IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2017- Each candidate is required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Main examination in order to be shortlisted for provisional allotment. Depending on the number of vacancies available in each state, candidates will be shortlisted for provisional allotment. The Mains exam consists of objective type of questions.

Click Here to Download IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains Admit Card 2017

How to Download IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains Admit Card?

  1. Click Here to Download IBPS RRB Office Assistant Admit card
  2. Candidate can choose between English or hindi as choice of language
  3. Enter Registration Number and Password
  4. Enter Captcha Code and Click Login
  5. Admit Card will display on the Screen
  6. Download Admit card
  7. Take Print Out of Admit card

Important notes for IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains 2017 Admit card: The Admit card or call letter will not be issued off line. Candidates must visit the official website to download the call letter or admit card. Candidate must carry IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Admit Card with them to the examination hall. The Hall ticket is issued only in online mode and will not be send to candidate via post of courier. Candidate must carry any one valid government identity proof like AADHAR, PAN, Drivers license, etc and must produce identity card along with call letter or hall ticket.

Stay tuned for more updates on IBPS RRB Office Assistant Mains Admit card 2017!

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OICL AO Prelims Questions Asked 22nd October 2017 (All Slots)

OICL AO Prelims Questions Asked 22nd October 2017 (All Slots)- Get details of all questions asked in sections of Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English in OICL AO prelims with exam analysis of all slots

OICL AO Prelims Questions Asked 22nd October 2017 (All Slots)

OICL AO Prelims Questions Asked 22nd October 2017 (All Slots)- The OICL AO Prelims exam had taken place yesterday i.e on 23rd October 2017. The OICL AO Prelims exam had taken place in three slots which were -Slot 1-9AM to 10 AM, Slot 2- 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Slot 3- 2 PM to 3 PM across various centres in the country. The OICL AO Recruitment 2017 by Oriental Insurance is to recruit candidates for 300 vacancies for post of Administrative Officer Scale I. This post on OICL AO Prelims Questions Asked 22nd October 2017 (All Slots) will give you a quick look at the questions asked in the exam conducted on 22nd October 2017 all slots and will help you prepare for the mains. You can refer to the pattern of questions asked, weightage of topics asked, difficulty level of questions asked, etc. which will help you for OICL AO Mains exam.

Before moving on the questions asked section, let us take a look at the OICL AO Prelims exam analysis 2017 for exam held on 22nd October-

OICL AO Prelims Exam Paper Review 2017 22nd October (All Slots)

The table given below shows the clear picture of OICL AO Prelims Exam Analysis 2017 22nd October-

Sub No. of
Qs
Shift 1 Shift 2 Shift 3
Level Good
Attempts
Level Good
Attempts
Level Good
Attempts
English 30 15-17 Moderate Moderate 15-17 Moderate 14-16
Quant 35  22-25  Easy to
Moderate
 Easy to
Moderate
 22-26  Easy to
Moderate
23-25
Reasoning 35  14-20  Moderate
to Tough
 Moderate
to Tough
 15-20 Moderate
to Tough
15-20
Total 100  Moderate 55-62 Moderate  54-63 Moderate  54-60

OICL AO Prelims Questions Asked 22nd October 2017 (All Slots)- Shift- wise questions asked in OICL AO Prelims 2017

Let us have a sneak- peak into what are the questions asked in OICL AO Prelims 2017 held on 22nd October (all slots)-

OICL AO Questions Asked – Shift 1

Quantitative Aptitude

Q1) Find the next number in the given number series below:

  • 4, 7, 12, 21, 36, ?                      Ans – 59
  • 3, 4, 10, 33, 136, ?                   Ans – 685
  • 19.2, 22.6, 15.8, 29.4, 2.2, ?  Ans – 56.6
  • 9, 6.5, 8.5, 19, 78, ?                Ans – 626
  • 106, 110, 94, 130, ?, 166        Ans – 66

English Language

Q1) Antonyms of “Aggravate” & “Closely”?

Q2) What is the title of the passage?

OICL AO Questions Asked – Shift 2

English Language

Q1) Antonyms of “Casual” & “Nasty”.

Q2) Synonyms of  “Shift” & “Strain”.

Q3) What is the title of the passage?

Given below is the passage-

Air pollution- particulates tossed into the air from car exhaust, factory fumes, and power plants is nastystuff. Breathing it in causes damage to your lung tissue. It can trigger asthma attacks. It increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and lung cancer. And now, researchers writing in Environmental Microbiology have found that in addition to these unpleasant effects, the common pollutant black carbon seems to do something even more insidious: It alters the behavior of pathogenic bacteria.

The idea for the study came from a casual conversation with an atmospheric chemist, says Julie Morrissey, a University of Leicester biologist who studies the effect of stress on bacteria. The two scientists had dropped their respective children off at school and were walking back to the university, talking, when they realized no one had actually studied how bacteria respond to pollution.

Respiratory-disease rates are known to climb with air pollution. To what extent that’s a result of tissue damage from the particulates, alterations in the immune system, or some other factor—like a shift in bacterial behavior—is not yet clear. Bacteria that form communities in the lungs and skin are exposed to pollution, too.

To investigate what happens in these situations, Morrissey’s graduate student Shane Hussey applied black carbon, a major component of air pollution, to colonies of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus. These microbes often live quite peacefully in and on humans, but can also go rogue: They are known for their roles in bacterial pneumonia and dangerous skin infections, respectively.

Hussey added the carbon while the bacteria were in the process of assembling into fortress-like slabs called biofilms. He soon observed that the biofilms made under the influence of carbon looked quite different from biofilms that had no treatment or simply had harmless quartz crystals added: They were significantly thicker, and S. pneumoniae showed large channels or holes, while S. aureus had numerous lumps or protrusions. Because biofilms are known to help bacteria avoid antibiotics, changes in their structure can have an effect on the bacterium’s ability to cause disease.

When the team added antibiotics to the equation, they found that with black carbon, S. pneumoniae had increased resistance to penicillin, which is used to treat pneumonia. Some S. aureus strains also showed slightly decreased sensitivity to antibiotics. “We think it makes them more protected,” Morrissey says of the alterations to the biofilm structure. And when the team mixed black carbon and S. pneumoniae and placed them in the noses of mice, they saw that over the course of the study the bacteria spread down to the lungs, often a harbinger of serious infection. In control mice, without the black carbon, this did not happened.

The nature of these experiments—in dishes and mice, not in people or models of human infection—means that that their true significance has not really been established, Morrissey warns. Some of the data indicate that black carbon could be damaging to at least some strains of S. aureus, rather than provoking them to greater feats of self-protection. Some strains became more sensitive to antibiotics.

Still, at least in the snapshots this work provides, “we think what’s happening is we’re increasing their ability to colonize … and making them able to protect themselves better,” Morrissey says. That’s troubling, and bears further investigation. More than 90 percent of the world’s population lives in regions where air-pollution levels, calculated in part from the concentration of black carbon and similar particulates, are over the WHO’s recommendations for health.

OICL AO Questions Asked – Shift 3

Reasoning Ability

Q1) Machine Input Output –

Input – 57, 38, 64, 97, 11, 13, 45, 23, 85, 72

Step 1 – 110, 130, 57, 38, 64, 97, 45, 23, 85, 72

Step 2 – 970, 850, 110, 130, 57, 38, 64, 45, 23, 72

Step 3 – 230, 380, 970, 850, 110, 130, 57, 64, 45, 72

Step 4 – 720, 640, 230, 380, 970, 850, 110, 130, 57, 45

Step 5 – 450, 570, 720, 640, 230, 380, 970, 850, 110, 130

We will update you with more questions as soon as we come across any. Hope this post on OICL AO Prelims Questions Asked 22nd October 2017 (All Slots) helps you to prepare well for the mains exam.

All the best!

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RBI Assistant Recruitment Notification 2017 – 623 Vacancies for Assistant post

RBI Assistant Recruitment notification 2017 – 623 Vacancies for Assistant Post. Get Recruitment details like vacancy, eligibility criteria, salary, application process, selection process, Application fee and more

RBI Assistant Recruitment Notification 2017

RBI or the Reserve Bank of India has invited applications for the post of “Assistant”. There are vacancies for 623 posts across offices of RBI across India.

Important Dates for RBI Assistant Recruitment notification 2017:

Date of Online Application 18.10.2017 to 10.11.2017
Payment of Examination Fees (Online) 18.10.2017 to 10.11.2017
Schedule of Online Preliminary Test (Tentative) November 27 & 28, 2017. (Dates may Change)
Schedule of Online Main Test (Tentative) December 20, 2017. (Dates may change)

Salary and Emoluments RBI Assistant Recruitment notification 2017: Assistants will draw a starting basic pay of ₹ 14650/- per month (i.e. ₹ 13150 plus two advance increments admissible to graduates) in the scale of 13150-750 (3)-15400- 900(4) -19000-1200(6)-26200-1300 (2)-28800- 1480(3) – 33240 – 1750 (1)- 34990 (20 years) and other allowances , viz Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, City Compensatory Allowance, Transport Allowance etc. as admissible from time to time. At present, initial monthly Gross emoluments for Assistants is approximately ₹ 32528/- including House Rent Allowance @ of 15%.

Eligibility Criteria RBI Assistant Recruitment notification 2017:

Educational Qualifications:Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks

Age Limit for RBI assistant Recruitment 2017:

Candidates must be between the age of 20 and 28 years. Candidates must have been born not earlier than 02/10/1989 and not later than 01/10/1997 (both days including) are eligible to apply.

Examination Paper Pattern for RBI assistant Recruitment notification 2017:

Phase I- Preliminary Examination:

Sr. No. Name of Tests
(Objective)
No. of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time
1 English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 Hour
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

Phase II – Main Examination:

Sr. No. Name of Tests
(Objective)
No of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Test of Reasoning 40 40 30 minutes
2 Test of English Language 40 40 30 minutes
3 Test of Numerical Ability 40 40 30 minutes
4 Test of General Awareness 40 40 25 minutes
5 Test of Computer Knowledge 40 40 20 minutes
Total 200 200

Phase III- Language Proficiency Test (LPT) – The candidates who qualify in the mains exam will to undergo language proficiency test (LPT). The language proficiency test will be conducted in the Official / Local Language of the concerned state. Candidate not proficient in the Official/Local Language would be disqualified. The mains exam will be conducted bilingually in both English and Hindi. Candidates have to pass in each objective tests of the online examination. Candidates who qualify in the preliminary exam will appear for the mains examination. There will be negative marking for wrong answers in the objective tests in both the preliminary and mains exam. Candidates will lose 0.25 or 1/4th marks for every wrong answer.

How to Apply for RBI Assistant Recruitment notification 2017?

  1. Click Here on the Following Link – Click Here
  2. Click on New Registration
  3. Enter all personal details like Name, Mobile, Email Id, etc
  4. Upload Photograph and signature
  5. Save all details
  6. Proceed to payment of fees
  7. Take Print out of Application for further Use

Application Fee for RBI Assistant Recruitment Notification 2017:

Category Fees
Gen/UR/OBC Rs. 450
SC/ST /PwD/ Ex-Serviceman Rs. 50

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IBPS PO PRELIMS EXAM ANALYSIS 7TH OCTOBER 2017 SLOT 1

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 7th October 2017 Slot 1- Check here all over and section wise good attempts, topic wise questions asked andweightageof the questions

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 7th October 2017 Slot 1

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 7th October 2017 Slot 1-Dear Aspirants, The IBPS PO Prelims Slot 1 has been successfully conducted and we are going to provide the IBPS PO 7th October Exam Analysis 2017 here withQuestions asked in IBPS PO Prelims 7th Oct Exam. Here, all the candidates can check overall IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2017 with Good Attempts, difficulty level. However, to get the exact level of question paper difficulty, you must be aware of the IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2017. The mentioned paper analysis will help all the candidates who are going to attempt the IBPS PO prelims exam on the further dates.

First, let’s take a quick look on the IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern:

Level I –IBPS POPrelims7th October Exam Analysis 2017

Sr. No.

Name of Tests

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Medium of Exam

Duration

1

English Language

30

30

English

Composite time of 1 hour

2

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

English and Hindi

3

Reasoning Ability

35

35

English and Hindi

Total

100

100

This year, IBPS PO Prelims is scheduled on the following dates:

7th October 2017

8th October 2017

14th October 2017

15th October 2017

Below given is the overall exam analysis :

Number of Good Attempts

English Language 15-16 Questions
Quantitative Aptitude 23-25 Questions
Reasoning Ability 25-27 Questions
Overall Attempts 53-55 Questions

Find below the section-wise exam analysis:

Section-Wise Exam analysis


English Language Analysis for IBPS PO Prelims Exam

Total Number of Questions asked 30
Level of the section Difficult
Any Major/New Changes The overall level was difficult as compared to last year.

Topic-WiseQuestions Asked & Difficulty Level

Reading Comprehension

10 – Moderate

Sentence Improvement

10 – Moderate

Para-Jumbled

Spotting Errors

10 – Moderate

Other Topics

Total

30 – Moderate


Details of topics asked in English section

The key topics for today’s IBPS PO Prelims exam’s English section were:

1. Reading Comprehension – 4 Synonym/Antonym Questions

2. Spotting Errors-With a thorough knowledge of grammar, one could easily crack this section.

3. Sentence Improvement-Identify the correct options from (Sentence COrrection)


Reading Comprehension
  • The passage was asked on Economy.
  • 4 Synonym/Antonym based questions were asked with the comprehension.
Spotting Errors
  • A thorough study of grammar rules is essential to solving these questions.
  • Errors in 5 parts were given and one had to identify the parts in which there was no error
Sentence Improvement
  • A part of the certain sentence was given in bold and the students had to identify the correct options which could replace the bold part of the sentence.

Quantitative Aptitude Analysis for IBPS PO Prelims Exam

Total Number of Questions asked 35
Level of the section Moderate
Any Major/New Changes There were no questions asked from Quadratic Equations.

Topic-WiseQuestions Asked & Difficulty Level

Number Series

5 – Moderate

Quadratic Equation

Approximation

5 – Moderate

Data Interpretation

15 – Moderate

Miscellaneous (SI,CI, Speed &Time,

Profit and Loss, Time and Work,

Averages, Ages, Ratio etc.)

10 – Moderate

Total

35 – Moderate


Details of topics asked in Quantitative Aptitude section

The key topics for today’s IBPS PO Prelims exam’s Quantitative Aptitude section were:

Number Series:Basic arithmetic operations and combination questions, series completion.

Simplification/ Approximation: BODMAS based questions

Data Interpretation: A total of 2 sets were asked from this topic.

Miscellaneous Questions:Some bit calculative questions were asked in this.


Number Series
  • Questions were asked from basic arithmetic operations and their combination.
  • Following questions were asked:
    17,98,26,89,35,?
    2,17,89,359,1079,?
    3,5,15,45,113,?
    7,4.5,5.5,12,49,?
    3240,540,108,27,?,4.5
Simplification/ Approximation
  • BODMAS rules could be used to solve questions from this topic.
Data Interpretation
  • 2 sets were asked: a Line graph and a tabular graph was asked in this slot, with 6-7 questions in each.
  • Questions were simple and easily doable.
Miscellaneous Questions
  • This included questions from arithmetic problems like Age-based questions, partnership, profit & loss, time & work, mixture &alligation, simple & compound interest, time speed & distance, boats & streams, probability etc.
  • Some of the questions were a bit calculative.

Reasoning Ability Analysis for IBPS PO Prelims Exam

Total Number of Questions asked 35
Level of the section Moderate
Any Major/New Changes There were no major changes in this section.

Topic-WiseQuestions Asked & Difficulty Level

Sitting Arrangement

10 – Moderate

Puzzles

10 – Moderate

Miscellaneous

5 – Moderate

Syllogism

5 – Moderate

Inequality

5 – Moderate

Total

35 – Moderate


Details of topics asked in Reasoning section

The key topics for today’s IBPS PO Prelims exam’s Reasoning sectionwere:

Puzzles & Seating Arrangement:4 questions were asked

Inequality:Easy questions were asked comparatively

Syllogism:Old pattern questions were asked

Miscellaneous Questions:Questions from various topics.


Puzzles & Seating Arrangement
  • One question was asked from following:
    (a) Box-based puzzle
    (b) Ranking based puzzle
    (c) Scheduling based puzzle, with weekdays and colors as an additional attribute.
    (d) Linear puzzle with 5 people sitting in 2 rows
Inequality
  • Questions were asked from direct inequality.
  • All the questions were easily doable.
Syllogism
  • Questions were asked from the old pattern.
  • 3-4 questions were easily doable.
Miscellaneous Questions
  • This included questions from different topics like Blood Relations, Direction sense, Ranking etc.

Stay tuned for more updates on IBPS PO Prelims Exam Analysis 7th October 2017 Slot 1.

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IBPS RRB PO OFFICER AND ASSISTANT PRELIMS RE-EXAM ADMIT CARD 2017

IBPS RRB PO Officer and Assistant Prelims Re-exam admit card 2017- Check and download the IBPS RRB Officer Scale- I and Office Assistant Prelims Re-exam admit card here

IBPS RRB PO Officer and Assistant Prelims Re-exam admit card 2017


IBPS RRB PO Officer and Assistant Prelims Re-exam admit card 2017- IBPS has released the admit cards for the re-examination of RRB Officer Scale-I and Office Assistant Preliminary exams. As we are aware of the fact that many students could not attempt the examination in the way they were supposed to. There were some server issues or sit-ins issues due to which those candidates were not able to take up the exam.The prelims exam of IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I & Office Assistant was canceled at some centers of Karnataka and other states. The call letters of all the students, whose exam was earlier canceled have now been released by IBPS. Students can download their call letters for the re-examination of Officer Scale- I & Office Assistant from the direct download link available below in this article.

IBPS Re-examination Important Dates

Date of Commencement of call letter Download 24th September 2017
Closure of call letter download 27th September 2017

Direct Link for IBPS RRB Admit Cards Download

For the ease of candidates, we have provided the direct links to download the admit cards for all the students who wish to appear for the IBPS RRB Re-exam. You can find the direct links given below.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale- I Admit Card for Re-Examination

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Admit Card for Re-Examination

This would be a golden opportunity for all the candidates who missed out their IBPS RRB exams. They can download their admit cards at the earliest.Hope you all found the information in this article helpful.

All the best and stay tuned for more updates on IBPS RRB PO Officer and Assistant Prelims Re-exam admit card 2017.

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IBPS PO PRELIMS EXAM DATE AND SHIFT TIMINGS 2017

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Date and Shift Timings 2017- Get complete details of IBPS PO schedule, exam dates and shift timings

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Date and Shift Timings 2017

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Date and Shift Timings 2017- IBPS PO is one of the most top-rated exams of all banking exams in India. IBPS PO is taken by huge number of banking aspirants all over India and due to huge number of population attempting this exam, this exam becomes one of the toughest exams to crack. IBPS PO, this year, has made some major changes, which is IBPS PO is going to follow the pattern of SBI PO from this year. For students to crack IBPS PO without any inconvenience, candidates need to be completely familiar with the IBPS PO exam date and shift timings.

This year onwards, IBPS has decided to incorporate total 155 questions under 3 hours of duration. Given below is a detailed structure of IBPS PO selection procedure-

IBPS PO Selection Procedure

The IBPS PO exam Selection Process consists of 3 phases which are given below –

i) Phase I – Online Preliminary Examination (Objective Test) – (No major changes from last year)

ii) Phase II – Online Mains Examination (Objective + Descriptive)- (Pattern changed)

iii) Phase III – Interview

IBPS PO Exam Pattern

The revised exam pattern is as follows-

This year, IBPS Prelims Pattern doesn’t have any major changes. Based on the IBPS PO notification, the examination will be on the similar lines with IBPS PO Prelims 2016 and SBI PO Prelims 2017. Whatever marks is secured by the candidate in the Phase I (Prelim Exam) will not be considered for the final selection. The IBPS PO Prelims exam is qualifying in nature.

The prelims exam of IBPS PO will have the following pattern –

S. No. Name of test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. English Language 30 30 1 hour (composite 60 minutes)
2. Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

In the IBPS PO mains examination, the Objective Test is divided into 4 sections followed by a descriptive test. The IBPS PO mains exam pattern has changed from this year onwards. The revised pattern highlights are as follows –

  • Computer awareness section has been removed and Computer Aptitude section has been added to the Reasoning Ability section.
  • Quantitative Aptitude section is now called Data Interpretation & Analysis – Hence DI questions are expected to form a majority of this section.
  • The total questions in the exam have reduced to 155 from 200 last year. This is again on the lines of the SBI Exam.
  • The overall time of the objective exam has increased to 180 mins from 140 mins last year. This is again on the lines of the SBI Exam. With questions reduced and the time increase, the difficulty level of the questions is expected to go up.

New exam pattern of IBPS PO Mains exam has been provided below-

The mains of IBPS PO will have the following exam pattern –

S. No. Name of Test (Not by Sequence) Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted for each section
1. Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2. English Language 35 40 40 minutes
3. Data Interpretation & Analysis 35 60 45 minutes
4. General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hours

S. No. Name of Test (Not by Sequence) Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted for each section
1. Descriptive Test (English Language): Letter & Essay Writing) 2 50 30 minutes

IBPS PO Descriptive Test Syllabus

The IBPS PO descriptive test is a test which tests a candidate’s skill in descriptive test. In the descriptive test, it is expected that 1 essay and 1 letter questions will be asked. There should also be a practice of writing essays on all current topics preferably on a computer. So, all candidates are advised to practice questions to gain the required expertise.

  • IBPS PO Prelims Exam is of qualifying nature. Marks obtained in mains examination only will be counted for interview call. Final merit list will be made on the basis of total marks obtained in IBPS PO Mains exam & Interview.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in prelims & mains.
  • There will be sectional as well as over-all cut off in prelims & mains both.

IBPS PO Exam Date and Shift Timings

IBPS PO examination is one of the most awaited events of this year among all other bank exams. Let us now take a look at the IBPS PO exam dates and shift timings in detail-

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Date and Shift Timings:

Dates Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3 Slot 4
07th October 2017 1st slot (08:00am) 2nd slot (10:30am) 3rd slot (01:00pm) 4th slot (03:30pm)
08th October 2017 1st slot (08:00am) 2nd slot (10:30am) 3rd slot (01:00pm) 4th slot (03:30pm)
14th October 2017 1st slot (08:00am) 2nd slot (10:30am) 3rd slot (01:00pm) 4th slot (03:30pm)
15th October 2017 1st slot (08:00am) 2nd slot (10:30am) 3rd slot (01:00pm) 4th slot (03:30pm)

Stay tuned for more updates on IBPS PO exam date and shift timings. All the best!

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