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IBPS PO 2016 FAQs

IBPS PO 2016 FAQs

With IBPS PO examination 2016 approaching, the aspiring candidates are all geared up for the tough competition. This examination demands everything, right from your practice sessions to revision strategy, in check. This opportunity places competent candidates in 29 public sector and regional rural banks, thereby giving them a steady and secured career path along with strong financial base. IBPS PO Exam is in the list of top 10 recruitment drives in India, as candidates in huge numbers are shortlisted and placed in the banking and other allied government services.

IBPS PO Exam is an open invitation to all the aspiring candidates who really want to take up career in the banking sector as a Probationary Officer. IBPS ensures that candidates are placed in famed banks which provide them a settled base to build their strong professional foundation on it.

One can qualify IBPS PO Exam 2016 with a very crisp preparatory and revision plan while working on their weak subjects and topics conscientious. IBPS PO 2016 CWE (Common Written Examination) shall be conducted in two stages: IBPS PO Preliminary Exam and IBPS PO Main Examination; both the exams are online based objective type and shall carry limited allotted time to solve the examinations.

Qualifying IBPS PO Exam is the first step to achieve the dream of being a Probationary Officer in a prominent bank.  All important dates and relevant updates are released on the official website of IBPS at: http://www.ibps.in/ . It is always advisable to keep up with this website so that you do not miss important things related to the IBPS PO Exam 2016.

Don’t be puzzled or confused about anything that is related to the IBPS PO Exam 2016, we have jotted down all common and frequently asked questions on IBPS PO Exam 2016 to help and guide you better.

  1. What are the important dates for IBPS PO 2016 Exam?

IBPS has released a tentative dates for its Preliminary and Main exam for this year. Detailed table on all the important dates for IBPS PO 2016 are given below:

IBPS PO Recruitment Activities

Important Tentative Dates

Online registration and fee payment through IBPS official website

In the month of July-August

*Exact Dates are yet to be released by IBPS*

Download Call Letters or, admit cards for pre-exam training

September 2016

*Exact Dates are yet to be released by IBPS*

Pre-Exams Training for shortlisted eligible candidates

September 2016

*Exact Dates are yet to be released by IBPS*

Download Call Letters or, admit cards for IBPS PO Preliminary Exam

September 2016 onwards

*Exact Dates are yet to be released by IBPS*

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam

16th October, 2016,

22nd October,.2016,

23rd October, 2016

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam result Declaration

In the month of October*

*Exact Dates are yet to be released by IBPS*

Download Call Letters or, admit cards for IBPS PO Main Exam

In the month of October*

*Exact Dates are yet to be released by IBPS*

IBPS PO Main Exam

20th November,.2016

IBPS PO Main Exam result Declaration

In the month of November*

*Exact Dates are yet to be released by IBPS*

Download Call Letter for IBPS Interview

In the month of December*

*Exact Dates are yet to be released by IBPS*

IBPS Interview Conduct

In the month of January 2017*

*Exact Dates are yet to be released by IBPS*

Provisional Allotment

In the month of April 2017*

*Exact Dates are yet to be released by IBPS*

  1. Is there any published detailed advertisement for the upcoming IBPS PO exam 2016?

Yes, IBPS is very particular about publishing a proper advertisement about its examinations for the posts in Probationary Officer cadre and Clerical department. The same detailed advertisement is published on the official website of IBPS. Candidates must go through the complete advertisement to grasp the gist of IBPS PO Exam.

Have a look at the detailed advertisement for the IBPS PO Exam 2016: http://www.ibps.in/wp-content/uploads/Notification_giving_-Calendar_of_Examinations_during_2016_2017-1.pdf

You must regularly visit official website of IBPS to learn all updates and notifications published for the candidates.

  1. What is the eligibility criteria required for IBPS PO 2016 Exam?

It is recommended that you must go through the laid down eligibility criteria to check whether you are eligible to give this exam or not. Here are the full fledged eligibility details of IBPS PO Exam 2016 against which you can check your acceptability for the exam:

  • Nationality required for the IBPS PO Exam 2016: A candidate must be either:

          -  a Citizen of India or

          -  a subject of Nepal or

         -  a subject of Bhutan or

         -  a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or

         -  a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

  • Required Qualifications for the IBPS PO Exam 2016: Candidate must have passed graduation or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized university or college or central government as on 1st August, 2016. There is no percentage criteria; candidate must show his/her passing degree when asked or at the time of interview process.
  • Age Limit for the IBPS PO Exam 2016: The minimum age for IBPS PO Exam 2016 is 20 years and maximum age is 30 years as on 1st July, 2016.

  1. Is there any upper age relaxation allowed in IBPS PO Exam 2016?

Yes, upper age relaxation is allowed by IBPS on the basis of category to which a candidate belongs. The given table provides you details on upper age limit relaxation:

S. No.

                                         Category

Age Relaxation

      1

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe

5 years

      2

OBC(Other Backward Classes)-Non Creamy Layer

3 Years

      3

Persons with disabilities (Gen)

10 years

      4

Persons with disabilities (SC /ST)

15 Years

      5

Persons with disabilities (OBC)

13 Years

     6

Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service.

5 Years

     7

Persons ordinarily domiciled of the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989

5 Years

  1. Is IBPS PO Exam 2016 registration process online or offline?

The Process of registration for IBPS PO Exam 2016 will be only through online mode. Candidates are supposed to go through one time registration process and that will be eligible for both Preliminary and Main examination.

  1. What is the structure of the Exam pattern of IBPS PO Exam 2016?

IBPS PO exam 2016 is one of the most eyed examinations of this year and candidates are gearing up for it with every possible effort according to its stern exam pattern.

The IBPS PO Exam 2016 exam pattern that shall be followed is given in the table below:

Phase

Type

Step/Phase name

Phase 1

Online

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam

Phase 2

Online

IBPS PO Main Exam

Phase 3

Face to Face

Final Interview

IBPS PO Exam 2016 shall be conducted into three important phases as mentioned above. It is mandatory for candidates to qualify all the three phases to finally get placed in the banking sector.

IBPS reserves the right to modify the structure of the examination which will be intimated through its website. Other detailed information regarding the examination will be given in an Information Handout, which will be made available for the candidates to download along with the call letters from the authorized IBPS website: www.ibps.in .

  1. Is there any negative marking in IBPS PO Exam 2016?

Yes, there is negative marking scheme applicable for both the Preliminary and Main PO CWE (Common Written Examination) 2016.

For every right answer, 1 mark will be awarded and for every wrong answer, 0.25 marks are deducted.

In case there is no answer provided, then there will not be any negative marking for that answer.

  1. Can I use a scribe?

Or,

What are the guidelines for Persons with Disabilities (PWD) using a scribe?

Yes, candidates that are visually impaired or cannot write the examinations due to any reason can use a scribe for the IBPS PO Examinations.

The applicable guideline/rule in case scribe is being used for IBPS PO Exam 2016 are given below:

      -  Candidate has to arrange his/her own scribe.

      -  Scribe cost shall be shared by the candidate.

      -  The scribe can be from any academic background.

      -  Scribe cannot be more than one candidate.

      -  Scribe and candidate who are taking the exam together are supposed to write an undertaking confirming about the eligibility of the scribe.

     -  Candidates who are equipped with scribe shall be allowed 20 more minutes for every online examination.

     -  On later stages if it is found that scribe didn’t fulfill his/her eligibility will lead to the cancellation in candidature of the applicant.

     -  Scribe must not be a candidate of IBPS PO CWE Examination.

     -  Person seeking scribe facility must specify the same while filling IBPS PO Exam 2016 form carefully.

  1. What is the IBPS PO Exam 2016 Syllabus?

The syllabus for IBPS PO Common Written Examinations 2016 stage wise is provided in the table below so that you can prepare accordingly.

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2016

Section Name

Total Questions

Total Marks

Duration of Exam

What is tested under this section?

Mode of examination

Marking Scheme

English Language

30

30

1 Hour

This section tests your English vocabulary, and grammar. Reading and writing  skills are tested through comprehensions and

Un-seen passages.

Online

Negative marking is applicable while assessment of the exam; for every wrong answer there is a penalty of 0.25 marks. If there is no answer provided, then there is no penalty for that answer.

Quantitative Aptitude/Numerical Ability

35

35

This section tests your elementary level mathematics i.e. from class 8th till class 10th class.

Reasoning Ability

35

35

This section is to test your ability to fit logics and concepts within allotted time period. Questions based on identifying patterns and argumentation links are asked to test your IQ.

IBPS PO Main Exam 2016

Section Name

Total Questions

Total Marks

Duration of Exam

What is covered under this section?

Mode of Examination

Marking Scheme

English Language

40

40

2 Hour

This section tests your vocabulary, Comprehensions, unseen passages, and Grammar.

Online

Negative marking is applicable while assessment of the exam; for every wrong answer there is a penalty of 0.25 marks. If there is no answer provided, then there is no penalty for that answer.

Quantitative Aptitude/Numerical Ability

50

50

This section tests elementary mathematics till class 10th.

Reasoning Ability

50

50

This section tests your ability to identify patterns and logical links.

GK Test

40

40

Checks general knowledge, current affairs, important dates, Indian economy, international updates, and other latest updates on the world around you.

Computer Knowledge

20

20

Basics computer, internet and networking concepts and terms.

  1. What are the major topics that I should focus to prepare for IBPS PO Exam 2016?

The table below is to help you in preparing important topics section-wise for the IBPS PO Exam 2016.

Sections asked

Topics to Focus On

English Language

IBPS PO Exam English Topics to focus on:

  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Word formation
  • Sentence completion
  • Comprehensions
  • Unseen passages
  • Theme detection
  • Deriving conclusions
  • Passage completion
  • Error detection
  • Passage correction
  • Sentence correction
  • Spelling,
  • Problems on English Grammar
  •  Idioms
  • Phrases
  • Words and Meanings; this includes foreign Language words
  • Giving summary for the given Comprehension/passage

Quantitative Aptitude

IBPS PO Exam Quantitative Aptitude Topics to focus on:

  • Number system
  • Simplifications
  • Roots & Averages
  • Surds & Indices
  • Percentages
  • Profit & Loss
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Partnership
  • Chain Rule
  • Time & Work
  • Pipes & Cisterns
  • Time & Distances
  • Problems on Trains
  • Boats & Streams
  • Allegation & Mixtures
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Stocks & Shares
  • Clocks & Algorithms
  • Mensuration
  • Volume & Surface Area
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Heights & Distances
  • Data Integration
  • Line Graphs
  • Bar Graphs
  • Pie Charts
  • Tabulation

General Knowledge

IBPS PO Exam General Knowledge Topics to focus on:

  • Commonly asked General knowledge Questions
  • National and international of Current Events
  • Banking Terms, rules and terminologies
  • News on Reserve Bank Of India
  • Latest released plans and policies for banking domain
  • Indian Budget especially Union and Railway Budget
  • Current research and discoveries
  • Books and Authors
  • Worldwide Famous Awards
  • Renowned Personalities
  • News on Indian Defense services
  • Sports
  • Marketing terms and concepts 
  • Financial Awareness
  • Indian Economy
  • Marketing Management strategies
  • Marketing Policies
  • Branding and Advertising
  • Life Cycle of a product
  • Marketing Legal terms and definitions

Reasoning Ability

IBPS PO Exam Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning Topics to focus on:

  • Analogy
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Blood relations
  • Sitting arrangements
  • Series completion
  • Syllogisms
  • Decision making
  • Statement reasoning
  • Analogy,
  • Series completion
  • Classification
  • Directions
  • Statement and Argument
  •  Judgment Formation
  •  Number Puzzles
  • Odd one out

Computer Knowledge

IBPS PO Computer Awareness Topics to focus on:

  • Concepts on Operating System and its configurations
  • Computer Hardware and Software Terminologies
  • Commonly used computer Shortcuts
  • Questions on MS Office that includes MS word, Excel, Power Point, and Access
  • Basic knowledge of Internet & Networks
  • Security Systems Concepts
  • Knowledge about Latest Technologies
  • Information and technology related concepts

  1. What are the things to remember while going for IBPS PO Common Entrance Examinations?

Or,

What are the important documents that must be carried while going for IBPS preliminary and Main examinations?

Here are some of the important documents that must be carried because in absence of any of these, candidates shall not be allowed to give IBPS PO preliminary as well as Main Exam.

-  Valid Call letter of the respective date and session of the examination issued to you.

-  ID proof as mentioned in the call letter or mentioned in the application form.

-  Photocopy of the ID proof that you will carry must be carried along.

Important things to follow/remember are:

-  Reach 1 or 2 hours before the examination time so that other online formalities for the exam are done on time. Candidate reaching

-  Candidate reaching examination center after reporting/allowed time shall not be entertained.

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IBPS CLERK 2016 FAQs

IBPS CLERK 2016 FAQs

Any qualified candidate, who aspires to join banking realm is required to register for the IBPS Clerk CWE Examination. This examination is a two tier online examination which means that it is conducted into two primary phases - preliminary and Main. Candidates who will qualify in preliminary round shall be called for the main examination and those who will qualify in the main exam will be called for the common interview round that shall be conducted on the behalf of all the participating banks and nodal banks.

Banking and finance sector is successfully placing candidates in country’s finest banks and organizations, giving them highly insured career and growth. IBPS examinations are the best examples to support this given statement.  

IBPS is an autonomous body that is authorized on behalf of all the participating banks and other government bodies to conduct Clerk CWE once in every year. IBPS is responsible for making all the arrangements to carry out this examination successfully. Right from organizing exam centers to publishing every update online for candidates, everything is handling by IBPS.

IBPS Clerk Examination 2016 is a very good opportunity for the beginners who are aiming a career in banking domain and also for those who missed the SBI Clerk Exam 2016.

This article focuses on the frequently asked questions about IBPS Clerks-VI Exam 2016 so that it helps in clearing assumptions and misconceptions about the exam.  

  1. What is the tentative schedule of events released by IBPS for the clerical examination?

IBPS CLERK VI Exam Schedule

Exam Dates

Start Date of IBPS Clerk Online Registration

August 2016

Last Date of IBPS Clerk CWE Registration

September 2016

IBPS Clerk Exam Online Payment of Application Form from

August 2016

IBPS Clerk Online Payment of Application Fees last dates

September 2016

Download IBPS PET Admit Card Pre-Examination Training (PET) for SC / ST / Minority Community / EXSM / PWD candidates

November 2016

IBPS Clerk Pre-Examination Training Dates

November 2016

Download IBPS Clerk Exam Admit Card Dates

November 2016

IBPS Clerk Exam Date for Clerk Prelims Exam

26.11.2016,

27.11.2016,

03.12.2016 & 04.12.2016

Result of IBPS CWE Clerk Exam (Preliminary)

December 2016

Download call Letter of Online Exam Mains

December 2016

Online Exam Mains date

31.12.2016 & 01.01.2017

Declaration Of Result Mains

January 2017

Download of Call Letters for IBPS Clerk Interview

January 2017

Conduct of Interview Of Clerk

February 2017

Provisional Allotment of IBPS Clerk

April 2017

*Exact dates are yet to be released by IBPS.

It is commendable that you must keep checking http://www.ibps.in/ routinely to keep your-self amended.

B. How can I know that I am fulfilling age eligibility criterion to give the IBPS Clerk Exam 2016?

Or,

What is the age limitation or eligibility criterion for IBPS Clerk Exam 2016?

The age criterion for IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 is that a candidate must be between 20 years to 28 years as on 1st August, 2016. This means that candidate must have been not born earlier than 2nd August, 1987 and not later than 1st August, 1995; these both dates are inclusive.

C. What educational qualifications are required to register for IBPS Clerks-VI CWE?

Or,

Am I eligible for IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 after 12th standard?

The minimum required educational qualification is Graduation level degree or equivalent from a reputed college or university. Candidate must possess a passing certificate so that he/she can show at the time of interview or when asked to.

D. IS computer literacy mandatory for IBPS Clerk Exam 2016?

Or,

Do I need to obtain any degree or certification of computer course?

Yes, Computer literacy is mandatory.  An aspiring candidate possessing a certificate or degree in computer applications/operations or diploma or experience in computer activities is eligible. Anyone who has studied Information and technology as one of the subjects in high school/college/institute/university make him/her eligible for IBPS Clerk Exam 2016.

E. Is there any relaxation in the upper age for SC/ST/OBC class?

Or,

What upper age relaxation is allowed in the IBPS Clerk Exam 2016?

Yes, Upper age relaxation is provided to the candidates belonging to different categories and special cases. Here is the complete table on upper age relaxation to help you better:

S. No.

Age Relaxation

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe

5 years

OBC(Other Backward Classes)-Non Creamy Layer

3 Years

Persons with disabilities (Gen/Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Other Backward Classes)

10 years

Ex-Servicemen or Disabled Ex-Servicemen

actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for

Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to

SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit

of 50 years

Persons ordinarily domiciled of the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989

9 Years

Persons affected by 1984 riots

5 Years

Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89

5 Years

Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only)

5 years

F. Is IBPS authorized to change the Exam pattern or selection process at any time?

Or,

How would I know if IBPS declares important or new updates on the Clerk level examination?

Yes, IBPS is fully authorized to make any sort of changes in IBPS Clerk examination conduct or in exam pattern or selection procedure. All the changes carried out are always published on the official website of IBPS so that intact information is floated to the candidates.

For all the latest updates related to IBPS Clerks-VI CWE, you must keep checking http://www.ibps.in/ regularly.

G. What is the Exam pattern of IBPS Clerk Exam 2016?

Or,

How many exams do I have to give to qualify IBPS Clerk Examination 2016?

 IBPS Clerk Examination 2016 shall be conducted into two major online examinations -preliminary and Main. The final phase is the personal interview round that need to be cleared to get provisional allotment in the bank of your choice.

It must be noted that candidates must qualify in IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam so that they are called for the Main exam and after qualifying in Main Examination, shortlisted ones will be called for the interview. Preliminary and Main are both online, multiple type objective examinations.

In short, it is mandatory to qualify all the three mentioned phases.

H. What major sections shall be asked in the IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination?

Or,

What is the exact pattern of IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam 2016

IBPS Clerk Preliminary CWE is the foremost step that needs to be qualified to ride the success ladder. The complete exam pattern that is followed by IBPS in setting this CWE is given for your assistance.

Exam Name

IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam 2016

Exam Duration

60 minutes

Exam Type

Online; Objective type

Total Questions asked

100

Total Sections Asked

3

The major sections included in IBPS Clerk CWE 2016 are here:

Section Name

Total Questions

Total Marks

What is tested under this section?

Marking Scheme

English Language

30

30

This section tests your English vocabulary, and grammar. Reading and writing  skills are tested through comprehensions and

Un-seen passages.

Negative marking is applicable while assessment of the exam; for every wrong answer there is a penalty of 0.25 marks. If there is no answer provided, then there is no penalty for that answer.

Quantitative/

Numerical Ability

35

35

This section tests your elementary level mathematics i.e. from class 8th till class 10th class.

Reasoning Ability

35

35

This section is to test your ability to fit logics and concepts within allotted time period. Questions based on identifying patterns and argumentation links are asked to test your IQ.

I. What major sections shall be asked in the IBPS Clerk Main Examination?

Or,

What is the exact pattern of IBPS Clerk Main Exam 2016

Candidates who qualify preliminary 2016 Exam shall be called for the IBPS Main examination. The details provided on this CWE are to guide you better about it.

Exam Name

IBPS Clerk Main Exam 2016

Exam Duration

2 hours/120 minutes

Exam Type

Online; Objective type

Total Questions asked

200

Total Sections asked

5

The major sections of IBPA Clerks-VI CWE are:

Section Name

Total Questions

Total Marks

What is covered under this section?

Marking Scheme

English Language

40

40

This section tests:

  • vocabulary,
  • Comprehensions,
  • Unseen passages
  • Grammar

Negative marking is applicable while assessment of the exam; for every wrong answer there is a penalty of 0.25 marks. If there is no answer provided, then there is no penalty for that answer.

Quantitative Aptitude/Numerical Ability

40

40

This section tests your elementary mathematics concepts from class 8th till class 10th.

Reasoning Ability

40

40

This section tests your ability to identify patterns and logical links in questions.

The shortest techniques/tricks do wonder to this section.

GK Test (Special reference to the Banking Domain)

40

40

  • Checks general knowledge,
  • current affairs,
  • important dates,
  • Indian economy,
  • Baking knowledge
  • international updates, and
  • Other latest updates on the world around you.

Computer Knowledge

40

40

  • Basics computer,
  • Internet terms and
  •  Networking concepts.

J. Is General Awareness important for IBPS Clerk Exam 2016?

Or,

What important topics shall be asked in General Knowledge Section in IBPS Clerk Exam 2016?

Yes, General awareness is very important as this section carries 40 marks in the IBPS Clerk Main examination. You must focus on the updates and current affairs of banking domain as well.

IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 General Knowledge Topics to focus on are given below:

  • Commonly asked General knowledge Questions
  • National and international of Current Events
  • Banking Terms, rules and terminologies
  • News on Reserve Bank Of India
  • Latest released plans and policies for banking domain
  • Indian Budget especially Union and Railway Budget
  • Current research and discoveries
  • Books and Authors
  • Worldwide Famous Awards
  • Renowned Personalities
  • News on Indian Defense services
  • Sports
  • Marketing terms and concepts 
  • Financial Awareness
  • Indian Economy
  • Marketing Management strategies
  • Marketing Policies
  • Branding and Advertising
  • Life Cycle of a product
  • Marketing Legal terms and definitions

K.  What mathematical questions should I prepare?

Or,

What is asked in the numerical ability section in IBPS Clerk Exam?

Numerical Ability is the common section that is asked in both, preliminary and Main examinations. This section is to judge you on the basis of your mathematical terms and concepts. The questions asked are majorly from class 8th to class 10th mathematics.

IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 Numerical Ability Topics to focus on are given below:

  • Number system
  • Simplifications
  • Roots & Averages
  • Surds & Indices
  • Percentages
  • Profit & Loss
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Partnership
  • Chain Rule
  • Time & Work
  • Pipes & Cisterns
  • Time & Distances
  • Problems on Trains
  • Boats & Streams
  • Allegation & Mixtures
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Stocks & Shares
  • Clocks & Algorithms
  • Mensuration
  • Volume & Surface Area
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Heights & Distances
  • Data Integration
  • Line Graphs
  • Bar Graphs
  • Pie Charts
  • Tabulation

L. What comes in the Reasoning section of IBPS Clerk Exam?

Reasoning section of IBPS Clerk Exam demands your logics and how quickly you solve a question correctly is tested. Reasoning section is asked in both the examinations.

IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 Reasoning Ability Topics to focus on are given below:

  • Analogy
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Blood relations
  • Sitting arrangements
  • Series completion
  • Syllogisms
  • Decision making
  • Statement reasoning
  • Analogy,
  • Series completion
  • Classification
  • Directions
  • Statement and Argument
  •  Judgment Formation
  •  Number Puzzles
  • Odd one out

M. What are the topics that are asked in the English Language section of IBPS Clerk Exam?

English section is much easier than the other sections so it is very important to attempt it well and one can score full marks in this section.

IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 English Language section Topics to focus on are given below:

  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Word formation
  • Sentence completion
  • Comprehensions
  • Unseen passages
  • Theme detection
  • Deriving conclusions
  • Passage completion
  • Error detection
  • Passage correction
  • Sentence correction
  • Spelling,
  • Problems on English Grammar
  •  Idioms
  • Phrases
  • Words and Meanings; this includes foreign Language words
  • Giving summary for the given Comprehension/passage

N. How is the registration for IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 shall be done?

The registration shall be done only through online Mode under “Clerk-CWE” option available on the official website of IBPS.

Keep checking IBPS website for regular updates.

O. How to apply for IBPS Clerk Examination 2016?

The only way you can apply for IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 is through online mode. It is mandatory to go through one time registration first and then further with the form filling and other formalities.

Here are the steps that must be followed to apply online once the registration starts for the IBPS Clerk Exam 2016.

  • Go to the official website of IBPS to register and fill the form completely and the website that must be visited is: www.ibps.in. On the home page, go to the “CWE-Clerks” option.
  • On the next page that will open, go to the “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CWE-Clerks (CWE-Clerks-VI) for registration form.
  • Choose “CLICK HERE FOR THE NEW REGISTRATION” and fill the form with your basic details carefully. After submitting your data, you will be provided with registration ID and a password. Keep these credentials safe with you.
  • Upload scanned copy of your latest colored picture and signature as asked on the next page.
  • After this, you are required t fill the application form completely with your personal details, academic details and professional details. Save and finally submit the form.
  • In the end, you are supposed to pay applicable registration/application form see through the available options such as via credit card, debit card, cash cards/Mobile Wallets, IMPS facility, and internet banking. Choose your option and pay the fees.
  • Later, take print of your application form.

P. What if I have done my registration twice?

If you have done registration twice, then the most recent registration ID and password will be valid.

Q. Do I have to carry my Identity Proof at the exam center?

Or,

Which ID proof I must carry for the IBPS Clerk CWE?

Yes, it is mandatory to carry your ID proof in both preliminary and Main examinations that you have provided at the time of registration or while filling application form. The photocopy of same must also be carried along.

R. Is admit card hard copy required?

Or,

How can I download my admit cards/call letters?

Yes, you must take the print out of your admit card as without it, you won’t be allowed to sit for the IBPS Clerk Exam 2016.

One can download call letters/admit cards from the official website of IBPS. IBPS communicates every update or news through its website only.

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SBI CLERK 2016 FAQs

SBI CLERK 2016 FAQs

SBI Clerk 2016 Exam is one of the greatest opportunities for aspiring candidates to make a very strong career in banking line which not only offers handsome pay scale but is full of other benefits and allowances. All the aspiring candidates are very much looking forward for the SBI Clerk 2016 Exam for which preliminary exam is going to be conducted on May 22, 2016. It is mandatory to qualify in SBI Clerk Exam 2016 to enter into clerical field of SBI Bank.

Call Letters or, Admit Cards for the SBI Preliminary Clerk Exam 2016 has been released for candidates. It is a must thing to carry it along with your identity proof to give SBI Clerk Exam 2016.

There are a lot of common queries about SBI Clerk Exam 2016 by numerous candidates that have been compiled in the form of Frequently Asked Questions on SBI Clerk Exam 2016 here so that it assists you in getting through this exam with flying colors.

  1. Is there any published detailed advertisement for SBI Clerk 2016 Examination?

Yes, SBI publishes a very detailed advertisement or, notifications for its each and every examination that is conducted to fill various vacancies and posts. The detailed advertisement about SBI Clerk 2016 Exam has also been published and candidates are suggested to go through the same before taking further step forward.

Here is the link to download SBI Clerk Exam 2016 Advertisement in English: https://www.sbi.co.in/portal/documents/44978/143453/Final+Advt+Clerical+05-04-2016-17.pdf/c77e79a7-b0ad-49a2-9b42-bf4ec584412c

Here is the link to download SBI Clerk Exam 2016 Advertisement in Hindi: https://www.sbi.co.in/portal/documents/44978/143453/Junior-Associates-Clerical-Cadre-hindi%28Final%29+06.04.16.pdf/fdfbe19a-c744-4bdb-a42c-0535a6c89246

  1. How many vacancies are to be filled under SBI Clerk 2016 Exam?

Applications are invited for the two major posts in clerical department of State Bank of India which are:

  • Junior Agricultural Associates
  • Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales)

Both the posts have numerous vacancies that need to be filled in various categories such as General, SC, ST, OBC, Ex-serviceman, etc. A complete vacancies summary is known through the first two pages in the given link: https://www.sbi.co.in/portal/documents/44978/143453/Final+Advt+Clerical+05-04-2016-17.pdf/c77e79a7-b0ad-49a2-9b42-bf4ec584412c

  1. What are the essential academic qualifications required for SBI Clerk 2016 Exam?

SBI does cross check eligibility qualifications criteria for every applicant and in case, one is falling to meet this criterion is disqualified from it. Here is the essential academic qualification as on 30th June, 2016 criterion for 2016 SBI Clerk Exam:

  • For the post of Junior Agricultural Associates, Graduation in Agriculture or relevant Agriculture allied activities from a government recognized university/Institute is preferred.
  • For the post of Junior Associates, Graduation or any equivalent qualification in any discipline from a recognized University or by the Central Government is preferred.
  • Those who are in the final year or waiting for their final year result can also give SBI Clerk Exam 2016 on the condition that at the time of Interview they have to show passing certificate as on 30th June, 2016.

  1. What is the age criterion for the SBI Clerk Exam 2016?

The age Limit for SBI Clerk Exam 2016 is 20 to 28 years as on 1st April, 2016 which mean that candidate must have born not earlier than 02.04.1988 and not later than 01.04.1996 (both days inclusive).

  1. Is there any age relaxation for the reserved class candidates?

Yes, age relaxation is allowed for various reserved categories in the SBI Clerk Examination.

The table below on age relaxation for SBI Clerk Exam 2016 given is to help you know better about it.

S. No.

               Category

Age Relaxation

                1

SC / ST

5 years

                2

OBC/ Other Backward Classes

3 Years

                3

PWD (Gen)

10 years

                4

PWD (SC /ST)

15 Years

                5

PWD (OBC)

13 Years

                6

Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen

The actual period of service rendered in defence services + 3 years, (8 years for Disabled ExServicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to max. age of 50 years

                  7

Persons domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir State during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989

5 Years

                   8

Widows, Divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands & who are not remarried

  • For general Category: 9 years (subject to maximum age limit of 35 years 
  • 38 years for OBC
  • 40 years for SC/ST candidates
  1. What are the important dates of SBI Clerk 2016 Exam?

The important dates of SBI clerk exam 2016 are mentioned in the given table to assist you better for this exam.

Events/ Activity to be held by SBI

Dates

Online registration through official website

5th April, 2016 to 28th April, 2016

Pre-Exam training

5th May, 2016

Download Preliminary Examination Hall ticket

11th May, 2016

SBI Clerk Preliminary Examination 2016

22nd May, 2016 till 6th June, 2016

Download Main Examination Hall ticket

17th June, 2016

SBI Clerk Main Examination 2016

30th June, 2016

Interview and Language Test

In the month of July*

*The exact date of this exam is yet to be announced by SBI*

Final Result of SBI Clerk Main Examination 2016

In the month of September*

*The exact date of this exam is yet to be announced by SBI*

  1. What is the application/Registration fee for SBI Clerk Exam 2016?

Here is the table about application/registration fee for the SBI Clerk Exam 2016 for your knowledge:

Fees Amount

General and OBC category Candidates

Rs. 600

SC/ST/other category candidates

Rs. 100

  1. How can I deposit application/Registration fee for SBI Clerk Exam 2016?

Or,

How can I register myself for the SBI Clerk Exam 2016?

Fees for the SBI Clerk Exam 2016 can be deposited only via online mode through its official website. Here is the complete series of steps that need to be followed to register for the exam as well as to pay fee online.

  • Go to the “careers with us” option available at the official website of SBI at: https://www.sbi.co.in/careers/
  • Find advertisement No. CRPD/CR/2016-17/01 on the right hand side under latest announcements, then select Apply Online.
  • Click on the “Click here for new registration” option given on the page.
  • You are required to fill all demanded details very carefully, correctly and completely. Upload your recent picture and signature online.
  • Pay SBI Clerk Exam 2016 fee online through any of the given options such as Credit Card, Debit Card, and Internet Banking.
  • After this, you will receive a registration number and password for all the future communications. Keep it safe along with the print of your filled application.

  1. What is the selection process of SBI Clerk Exam 2016?

The Selection Process for SBI Clerk Exam 2016 has three important levels that an aspiring candidate must qualify to finally get joining letter for the Clerical position in the bank.

The SBI Clerk selection process for the exam 2016 shall be strictly followed by the bank to select proficient candidates to fill in various available clerical positions. The detailed table is given below for your complete knowledge on the selection process for the exam 2016:

Level

Level Name

Mode of Level

Questions asked

Time Allotted

Total Sections in this Level

Level  1

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam

Online

100

60 Minutes

3

Level 2

SBI Main Exam

Online

200

2 Hours and 40 Minutes

4

Level 3

Interview

Face to face

There is no fixed questionnaire or, number of questions set for this round as it is face to face round.

No fixed time allotted.

No Fixed Sections in this Level.

  1. What is the Exam pattern for SBI Clerk 2016 examination?

The given below tables are for your clarification on the Exam pattern for SBI Clerk 2016 examination.

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern

Sections asked

Total Marks allotted

Total Questions asked

Marking Scheme

Sectional Cut off

English Test

30

30

Yes, Negative marking is applicable.

0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer.

Yes

Reasoning

35

35

Numerical Ability

35

35

SBI Clerk Main Exam Pattern

Sections asked

Total Marks allotted

Total Questions asked

Marking Scheme

Sectional Cut off

General English

40

40

Yes, Negative marking is applicable.

0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer.

Yes

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

Financial or, General Awareness

50

50

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

50

60

  1. How can I download my SBI Clerk 2016 Exam preliminary admit card/ Hall Ticket/call letter?

You must follow the given below link from the official website to download call letter/hall ticket/admit card.

Link: http://ibps.sifyitest.com/sbijacmar16/clpoea_may16/login.php?appid=a1846f5a56d8ce7a3067b3ba876ab3e2#

After clicking on the link, you will get a login page, enter the

Registration No. & Password (Both Received at the time of registration for SBI Clerk 2016 exam)

Registration No. (Received at the time of registration for SBI Clerk 2016 exam)& DATE OF BIRTH at the required places to download the Call Letter.

  1. I am unable to login with my credentials?

My screen displays the login failed message?

You need to recheck all the entries on the login screen. You must make sure that mentioned below credentials are correct:

  • REGISTRATION NO.
  • PASSWORD 
  • DATE OF BIRTH 

It must be ensured that Registration Number and password must be exactly same as provided to you at the time of registration. The same has been e-mailed to you at that time.

The official website of SBI that can be referred for all the updates is: http://www.sbi.co.in/

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SBI PO 2016 FAQs

SBI PO 2016 FAQs

SBI is one of the most renowned banks in India. It has changed the way recruitment is done in banking sector. It is much known for its various examinations that are conducted every year to fill various available posts. SBI PO exam is one such examinations conducted by SBI for the probationary Officer Cadre. This position offers a very challenging and responsible career in banking domain along with a remarkable salary and other allowances.

SBI PO Exam 2016 has been advertised through “RECRUITMENT OF PROBATIONARY OFFICERS IN STATE BANK OF INDIA ADVERTISEMENT NO-CRPD/PO/2016-17/02”. Candidates in huge numbers are eyeing for SBI PO 2016 preliminary examination that will held on 18th July, 2016. This is once a year opportunity that sorts and recruits a lot of competent candidates that really want to get into banking domain for an exceptional career ahead.

This article has compiled a lot of common and frequently asked questions about SBI PO 2016 Exam to clarify all your doubts and to guide you better.

  1. What are the important dates for SBI PO 2016 Exam?

Here is the table on all the important dates related to SBI PO Exam 2016 that must be kept in mind.

SBI PO Recruitment Activities

Important Dates

Online registration through SBI’s official website

4th May, 2016 to 24th May, 2016

Download Call Letters or, admit cards for SBI PO Preliminary Exam

14th June, 2016 onwards

Pre-Exams Training for shortlisted eligible candidates

From 20th June, 2016 to 25th June, 2016

SBI PO Preliminary Exam

2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th July, 2016

SBI PO Preliminary Exam result Declaration

18th July, 2016

Download Call Letters or, admit cards for SBI PO Main Exam

21st July, 2016 onwards

SBI PO Main Exam

31st July, 2016

SBI PO Main Exam result Declaration

16th August, 2016

Download Call Letter for SBI GD & Interview

22nd August, 2016

SBI GD & Interview Conduct

1st September, 2016

Declaration of Final result

30th September, 2016

  1. Is there any published detailed advertisement for the upcoming SBI PO exam 2016?

Yes, there is a detailed advertisement on SBI PO Exam 2016 published by SBI in both the English and Hindi Languages. It is always recommended that candidates must go through the complete advertisement before starting registration process.

You can download SBI PO Exam 2016 English advertisement by clicking on the given link: http://www.sbi.co.in/webfiles/uploads/files/PO_2016_ENGLISH_CRPD_PO_2016_17_02.pdf

If you are interested in SBI PO Exam 2016 Hindi advertisement, then download it from this link: http://www.sbi.co.in/webfiles/uploads/files/PO_2016_HINDI_CRPD_PO_2016_17_02.pdf

 How many vacancies are to be filled through SBI PO 2016 Exam?

There are enormous vacancies to be filled for the post of Probationary Officer in this year at State Bank of India. The mentioned below table details discloses vacancies available in 2016 for the SBI PO Post.

                                                                 Vacancies

                            Category

No. of posts available

                            General

1028

                               SC

351

                               ST

231

                             OBC*                                

590

Total Posts

2200

 *Vacancies reserved for OBC category are available to OBC Candidates belonging to 'Non-Creamy Layer'*

It must be noted that ‘Creamy Layer' OBC candidates should indicate their category as 'General'

Vacancies for PWD

                               Category

No. of posts available

                                  OH

20

                                  VI

20

                                   HI

20

Total Posts

60

  1. What is the eligibility criteria required for SBI PO 2016 Exam?

SBI is very particular about the eligibility norms that have been laid down by it so to check and sort applicants at very initial stage first. The mentioned below Eligibility Criteria must be checked before moving forward for the registration process.

  • Essential Academic Qualifications required for SBI PO Exam 2016
  • Graduation or equivalent degree in any discipline from a recognized university/ college/ institute or by the central government as on 31st August, 2016 is required.
  • Candidates who have Integrated Dual Degree can also apply but must make sure that their passing certificate shall be on or before 31st August, 2016.
  • Those candidates who are waiting for their final year results can also apply with a condition that they must possess passing certificate shall be on or before 31st August, 2016 at the time of interview.
  • Age Limit for SBI PO Exam 2016

No candidate below 21 years and above 30 years as on 1st April, 2016 is allowed to give SBI PO Exam 2016 which means that candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.04.1986 and not later than 01.04.1995 (Include both the dates).

  1. Is there any relaxation in the upper age limit for the reserved class or for other special case applicants?

Yes, there is a relaxation in the upper age limit for candidates as per the table provided for your support.

S. No.

Age Relaxation

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe

5 years

OBC(Other Backward Classes)-Non Creamy Layer

3 Years

Persons with disabilities (Gen)

10 years

Persons with disabilities (SC /ST)

15 Years

Persons with disabilities (OBC)

13 Years

Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service.

5 Years

Persons ordinarily domiciled of the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989

5 Years

  1. What is the Registration or Application fee that needs to be paid for the SBI PO Exam 2016?

Aspiring candidate need to pay one time registration or application fee for the SBI PO Exam 2016 only via online mode after you register yourself and fill the examination form. This fee is non refundable.

The table shows category-wise fees that need to be submitted to take this examination.  

Fees Amount

General and OBC category Candidates

Rs. 600 (included both the application fee along with intimation charges)

Rs. 100 (includes only the intimation charges)

  1. How can I apply for the SBI PO Exam 2016?

Here is the complete guide on how you can register yourself, fill the exam form and pay exam fee online.

  • Registration for SBI PO Exam 2016: Candidates shall go through the given link: http://ibps.sifyitest.com/sbipomay16/basic_details.php to register their candidature online and proceed with all the further steps required to fill the form. You will receive registration ID and password after submitting your registration form details; make sure that you keep these details safe with you.  
  • After you have received registration ID and password, fill examination form with correct personal and educational qualifications information. You are required to upload your recent picture and signature to complete the process.
  • After this step, you must pay application fee via provided online options such as Credit/Debit/Internet Banking. Submit form and fees successfully to get an e-receipt of same.
  • Now you can take print of your filled application for future references from here: http://ibps.sifyitest.com/sbipomay16/

  1. Is there any helpline number or e-mail ID to contact for all the exam form filling related queries?

Yes, In case of any problem in filling up the form, payment of fee/intimation charges or receipt of Admission/Call letter, there is a proper helpdesk where you can report queries related to the SBI PO Exam 2016.

  • Telephone no: 022-22820427 (between 11:00 AM to 06:00 PM on working days)
  • You can e-mail at sbirect@ibpsorg.org. Candidates are advised not to forget to mention ‘RecruitmentofProbationaryOfficers inStateBank ofIndia-2016’ in the subject of the email.
  1. What is the Exam pattern for SBI PO 2016 examination?

The given below table on SBI PO preliminary Exam is to tell you about the majors of this examination.

Exam Name

SBI PO preliminary Exam

Exam type

Online

Total Sections

3

Time allotted

60 minutes

Marking Scheme

Negative Marking; 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer

Total Questions

100

Here are the details on each section that shall be asked in SBI PO Preliminary Exam 2016:

Sections asked

Total Marks allotted

Total Questions asked

English Language

30

30

Reasoning Ability

35

35

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

Here are the details about SBI PO Main Exam 2016:

SBI PO Main Exam Pattern

Sections asked

Total Marks allotted

Total Questions asked

Time allotted for each section

Total Time Allotted to the test

Mode

Marking Scheme

English Language

40

35

40

2 Hours

Online

Negative marking is applicable. 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer.

General Awareness (Banking Domain Knowledge)

40

40

40

Reasoning and Computer Awareness

60

45

60

Quantitative Aptitude (Includes data interpretation and analysis)

60

35

60

Descriptive Test

50

3

1 Hour

  1. What is the selection process of SBI PO Exam 2016?

It is mandatory to qualify in all the three levels that are applicable in SBI PO Exam 2016.

 Level

Type

Step/Level name

Step 1

Online

SBI PO Preliminary Exam

Step 2

Online

SBI PO Main Exam

Step 3

Face to Face

Group Discussion and Interview

The official website of SBI that can be referred for all updates is: http://www.sbi.co.in/

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SBI PO 2016 Selection Procedure

Like every year, SBI is conducting Probationary officer Exam 2016 in the month of July. This exam is very important for all those who dream about their career in the banking domain. One has to qualify SBI PO Exam 2016 to take up Probationary Officer Job role in the bank which is one of the best career offering high emolument, benefits and other allowances.

The important dates of SBI PO Exam 2016 are given in the below table for your guidance.

SBI PO Recruitment Activities

Important Dates

Online registration through SBI’s official website

4th May, 2016 to 24th May, 2016

Download Call Letters or, admit cards for SBI PO Preliminary Exam

14th June, 2016 onwards

Pre-Exams Training for shortlisted eligible candidates

From 20th June, 2016 to 25th June, 2016

SBI PO Preliminary Exam

2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th July, 2016

SBI PO Preliminary Exam result Declaration

18th July, 2016

Download Call Letters or, admit cards for SBI PO Main Exam

21st July, 2016 onwards

SBI PO Main Exam

31st July, 2016

SBI PO Main Exam result Declaration

16th August, 2016

Download Call Letter for SBI GD & Interview

22nd August, 2016

SBI GD & Interview Conduct

1st September, 2016

Declaration of Final result

30th September, 2016

The official website of SBI can be referred for all the latest updates on SBI PO Exam 2016. Here is the link for you: https://www.sbi.co.in/careers/

Selection Procedure of SBI PO Exam 2016

It is very important to know how SBI selects potential and suitable candidates through its SBI PO Exam process. There is a rigid procedure that is followed every year to hire capable probationary officers. Here is the complete and crisp detail on SBI PO Exam 2016 selection procedure to help you in preparing for this exam.

SBI PO 2016 Exam shall be carried out in three preeminent phases. Candidate must qualify in all three phases to actually get into his/her dream job as a PO in the bank. The SBI PO 2016 Exam phases are mentioned below:

  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Main Examination
  3. Personality Test or, GD & Interview Phase

The first two SBI PO examinations are conducted in an online mode. These are objective type examinations that offer four choices; out of which candidate need to choose/mark the correct one.

Now, let us discuss each phase in greater detail so that you are well aware of the SBI PO selection procedure that shall be followed in 2016 exam and this will finally help you in preparing a very productive study plan.

The table below shows highlights of SBI PO preliminary Exam 2016:

SBI PO Preliminary 2016 Exam Pattern

Sections asked

Total Marks allotted

Total Questions asked

Mode

Time Allotted

Marking Scheme

English Language

30

30

Online

60 Minutes

Negative marking is applicable.

Reasoning Ability

35

35

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

Certain Points to keep in mind about SBI PO Preliminary Exam 2016

  1. The most important thing is that there is sectional cutoff in SBI PO Preliminary 2016 Examination which means that candidate need to qualify in all the three mentioned above sections with the minimum marks.
  2. The total time allotted is 60 minutes (1 hour) for SBI PO Preliminary 2016 Examination. There is no fixed time for any section; you can start with any section and end with any.
  3. This is an online examination that means you are required to mark all the answers on the computer system; you must make sure that you mark responses carefully.
  4. It is advisable to read all the instructions conscientiously before starting SBI PO preliminary exam.
  5. For every right response, 1 mark is awarded to the candidate and for every wrong answer, 0.25 marks are deducted. In case no response has been marked, then no mark shall be deducted.

An aspiring candidate who will clear SBI PO Preliminary exam 2016 shall be eligible for the SBI PO Main Exam 2016.

Here is the sneak peak of major Points to keep in mind about SBI PO Main Exam 2016

  1. SBI PO Main Exam 2016 shall be divided into two prime sections:
  • Objective Test
  • Descriptive Test
  1. Both the SBI PO objective and Descriptive tests shall be conducted online. Objective test will have multiple choice questions, while Descriptive test requires writing on computer through the keyboard on specific questions asked.
  2. Objective test is further comprised of 200 questions in total organized in 4 major sections. You are required to pass in every section as there is sectional cut off criteria.
  3. Objective test will have defined time limit for each of its section.
  4. The total time allotted is 180 minutes (3 hours) for SBI PO Main 2016 Examination. For first two hours you are required to complete objective test; for the next 1 hour, you are required to write descriptive paper.
  5. For every right response, 1 mark is awarded to the candidate and for every wrong answer, 0.25 marks are deducted. In case no response has been marked, then no mark shall be deducted.

Now, let us focus on the highlights of SBI PO Main Exam 2016 through the table shown below:

SBI PO Main 2016 Exam Pattern

Sections asked

Total Marks allotted

Total Questions asked

Time allotted for each section

Total Time Allotted to the test

Mode

Marking Scheme

English Language

40

35

40

2 Hours

Online

Negative marking is applicable.

General Awareness (Banking Domain Knowledge)

40

40

40

Reasoning and Computer Awareness

60

45

60

Quantitative Aptitude (Includes data interpretation and analysis)

60

35

60

Descriptive Test

50

3

1 Hour

Major Points to keep in mind about SBI PO Main Exam Descriptive Test

  1. SBI PO Main Exam Descriptive Test carries 50 marks and one can easily score full marks through a good consistent practice session on questions that are expected in the exam. The important things that must be focused for attempting this test well are mentioned below:
  • Formal letter writing
  • Paragraph Writing
  • Precise/ synopsis Writing
  • Summary Writing for comprehensions
  • Essay Writing
  1. SBI PO Main Exam Descriptive Test is just to check your English writing skills. So, make sure you work a lot on your writing skills that too in an online mode.
  2. Work on your English vocabulary to give your writing a very strong and crusty impression.  
  3. You must practice by write directly on the system to keep your writing speed in check and to enhance it on daily basis.
  4. If two candidates are securing same marks in the SBI PO Main Examination 2016, then rank preference shall be given to the candidate who has secured highest marks in SBI PO Exam 2016 Objective test rather than Descriptive test.

Now, let us focus on the highlights of SBI Personal Interview and GD phase

After a candidate has qualified in SBI PO main exam, he will be called for the final Personal Interview and GD round.

Here are some pointers that will help you in qualifying SBI Personal Interview and GD phase with amazing marks.

  1. Try to learn current affairs especially, on the banking domain and recent national and international events through news channels, newspapers and magazines for the GD round.
  2. Do not try to yell or, shout in the SBI PO Exam GD round as it deducts your marks. You must be very crisp, confident and precise on your view point on the topic.
  3. First, try to listen clearly in both the rounds so that you explain exactly what is desired from you.
  4. For SBI PO interview round, just be confident; wear a slight smile throughout the interview; dress formally and present yourself smartly.   

How the final assessment shall be done in SBI PO Exam 2016?

SBI has certain rules on which the final assessment for the candidates is made. The mentioned below rules are to let you know about the SBI PO Exam 2016 final assessment procedure well.

  1. The marks obtained in the SBI PO preliminary Exam will not be added in the final assessment. Candidates just have to qualify this phase to give further rounds.
  2. The marks obtained in the SBI PO Main Exam (Of both the objective and Descriptive tests) will be added in the final assessment along with the marks obtained in the SBI GD and Interview round.
  3. Ranks are given to each candidate as per the final marks obtained and every year SBI releases merit rank list of those candidates who finally make it for the post of Probationary officer.

You can take a complete free mock test on SBI PO Exam 2016 which is based on the above discussed pattern by clicking on the given link provided here: https://www.toprankers.com/bank-exams/cctests

An aspiring candidate must go through the complete advertisement on SBI PO Exam 2016 that was recently published by SBI. Here is the link for you: https://www.ibpsexam.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/SBI-PO-Recruitment-.pdf  

For more info, visit: https://www.toprankers.com/exams/category/sbi-po/

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SBI PO 2016 Exam Pattern

SBI PO 2016 Exam Pattern

State Bank of India or, SBI is an eminent bank which is renowned for mass hiring every year through its various online bank examinations and interview process. The most sought exam of this bank is SBI PO Exam which is conducted once in every year to hire for Probationary Officer cadre. If you are eyeing for SBI PO Exam this year, then it is very important to begin with the meticulous knowledge of this exam.

Time is one of the major constraints for SBI PO Exam 2016 that need a coherent road map explaining how to nicely organize allotted time for its examinations so that every section is well attempted and you get to revise all your marked answers at least for once.  

SBI PO Exam 2016 Eligibility

SBI reviews eligibility of every candidate who registers and fills form for SBI PO Exam against laid down criteria. Before you start the registration process, you must check whether you are eligible for the exam or not. The eligibility criteria for the SBI PO Exam 2016 are mentioned here:

  1. Age: For general category candidates, age limit is between 21 years to 30 years as on 1st April, 2015 and for reserved category candidates, age relaxation is applicable as per the government rules.
  2. Nationality:  An aspiring candidate must be an Indian resident with a valid residence proof.
  3. Qualifications: Candidate must have qualified graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university.

If any person is waiting for his/her final year result, then also he/she can take up SBI PO Exam 2016 on the condition that he/she must possess passing certificate as on 31st August, 2016.  

  1. CIBIL Status: Candidates with a very bad CIBIL score or, loan default history are not eligible for taking up SBI PO 2016 examination.  

You must go through the complete advertisement that is published about the SBI PO Exam 2016 to know every minute detail related to it. Here is the link for the advertisement: https://www.ibpsexam.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/SBI-PO-Recruitment-.pdf  

Exam Pattern of SBI PO 2016

SBI PO Exam requires a great hold on every section that is asked in SBI Clerk preliminary and Main Examinations along with the implementation of a perfect time table that helps in guiding about managing time well. It is advisable to start your preparation as early as possible so that you get sufficient time to revise all the topics that are asked in this exam.

Qualify SBI PO Exam 2016 by qualifying in its selection procedure phases. There are three major phases that need to qualify; these phases are given below for your better understanding:

  • SBI PO Preliminary Examination: This is an online objective type examination of 60 minutes which is divided into three specific sections. Candidates who qualify this exam are further called for the next phase which is SBI PO Main exam.
  • SBI PO Main Examination: This is an online (both objective and Descriptive type)exam of 3 hours which comprises of two major sections:
  • Objective section: This section further has four specific sections; each section has fixed timings as mentioned in the below table.
  • Descriptive type: This section has three questions that you are supposed to elaborate by writing on them.
  • SBI GD & Interview round: This round is conducted after candidate qualifies SBI PO Main examination.

Table to guide you about the Exam Pattern of SBI PO Exam 2016

SBI PO Preliminary Exam Pattern

Sections asked

Total Questions

Total Marks

Duration

Marking

Mode of examination

English Language Test

30

30

60 minutes

0.25 marks are deducted for ever wrong answer

Online

Reasoning Ability

35

35

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

SBI PO Main Exam Pattern

Sections asked

Total Marks allotted

Total Questions asked

Time allotted for each section

Total Time Allotted to the test

Mode

Marking Scheme

English Language

40

35

40

3 Hours

Online

Negative marking is applicable.

General Awareness (Banking Domain Knowledge)

40

40

35

Reasoning and Computer Awareness

60

45

60

 Data Analysis & Interpretation

60

35

45

Descriptive Test

50

3

30 minutes

                                                                                        

As we have discussed about the major sections that shall be asked in SBI PO Exam 2016, it is time to move on to the major topics that must be focused to prepare efficiently for SBI PO Exam 2016 examination.

The mentioned below table is to let you prepare for SBI PO Exam 2016 exactly according to its pattern so that you qualify this examination in your first attempt.

Sections asked

Topics to Focus On

Asked in which SBI PO Exam

English Language

SBI PO English Topics to focus on:

  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Word formation
  • Sentence completion
  • Words and Meanings; this includes foreign Language words
  • Comprehensions and Unseen passages
  • Theme detection
  • Deriving conclusions
  • Error detection
  • Passage correction
  • Passage completion
  • Spelling
  • Phrases
  • Sentence correction
  • Problems on English Grammar
  •  Idioms

This section is common in both SBI PO preliminary and Main Exam.

Quantitative Aptitude

SBI PO Quantitative Aptitude Topics to focus on:

  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Partnership
  • Compound Interest
  • Stocks & Shares
  • Clocks & Algorithms
  • Heights & Distances
  • Data Integration
  • Line Graphs
  • Bar Graphs
  • Pie Charts
  • Tabulation
  • Mensuration
  • Volume & Surface Area
  • Chain Rule
  • Time & Work
  • Number system
  • Simplifications
  • Roots & Averages
  • Surds & Indices
  • Percentages
  • Profit & Loss
  • Pipes & Cisterns
  • Time & Distances
  • Problems on Trains
  • Boats & Streams
  • Allegation & Mixtures
  • Simple Interest
  • Permutations & Combinations

This section is common in both SBI PO preliminary and Main Exam.

General Awareness focusing on the Banking Domain

SBI PO General Awareness Topics to focus on:

  • Renowned Personalities
  • News on Indian Defense services
  • Sports
  • Marketing terms and concepts 
  • Financial Awareness
  • Indian Economy
  • Commonly asked General knowledge Questions
  • Indian Budget especially Union and Railway Budget
  • Marketing Policies
  • Branding and Advertising
  • Life Cycle of a product
  • Marketing Legal terms and definitions
  • Current research and discoveries
  • Books and Authors
  • National and international of Current Events
  • Banking Terms, rules and terminologies
  • News on Reserve Bank Of India
  • Latest released plans and policies for banking domain
  • Worldwide Famous Awards
  • Marketing Management strategies

This section is asked in the SBI PO Main Exam.

Reasoning Ability

SBI PO Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning Topics to focus on:

  • Series completion
  • Syllogisms
  • Decision making
  • Statement reasoning
  • Analogy,
  • Series completion
  • Directions
  • Statement and Argument
  •  Judgment Formation
  • Classification
  • Analogy
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Blood relations
  • Sitting arrangements
  • Number Puzzles
  • Odd one out

This section is common in both SBI PO preliminary and Main Exam.

Computer Knowledge

SBI PO Computer Awareness Topics to focus on:

  • Questions on MS Office that includes MS word, Excel, Power Point, and Access
  • Basic knowledge of Internet & Networks
  • Concepts on Operating System and its configurations
  • Computer Hardware and Software Terminologies
  • Knowledge about Latest Technologies
  • Information and technology related concepts  
  • Commonly used computer Shortcuts
  • Security Systems Concepts

This section is asked in the SBI PO Main Exam.

Descriptive Section 

SBI PO Descriptive Section demands focus on below mentioned things:  

  • Comprehensions and giving summary for the same
  • Essay Writing
  • Formal Letter Writing
  • Paragraph Writing
  • Precise Writing

This section is asked in the SBI PO Main Exam.

How to prepare according to the SBI PO Exam pattern?

Here are some of the preparation tips for preparing exactly as per the SBI PO Exam pattern.

  1. Practice every section through free online SBI PO Exam 2016 mock tests. You must make sure that these mock tests are strictly based on the SBI PO Exam pattern.
  2. Subscribe to online free material based on the SBI PO Exam 2016 pattern that is available in the form of weekly magazines, e-books, journals, presentations, audios and videos.
  3. Work on all the shortcuts, tricks and techniques for solving reasoning and mathematical questions asked in SBI PO Exam fast.
  4. Learn English Grammar topics and consistently practice the same from both the online and offline sources.

You must also practice a lot of comprehensions and unseen passages to master SBI PO Exam 2016 English Language section.  

  1. SBI PO Exam GK section focuses on the Banking terms and concepts. Grab magazines, books and material based on banking domain to update your knowledge base.  
  2. Computer ability section in SBI PO Exam tests your basic computer knowledge. It is essential that you learn all the basic knowledge related to computers, networking and internet through books and journals.

Important Links for SBI PO Exam 2016

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The official website of SBI that can be referred for all the latest updates on SBI PO Exam 2016: https://www.sbi.co.in/careers/  

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Hi Jaydip, Descriptive section will last for 30 min and will test your ability of writing English through letter writing, essay writing or email writing. One has to be aware about the standard conventions of writing formal and informal letters along with ins and outs of formulating an essay. You should practice letter writing and essay writing and get them evaluated by an expert. Work on content for essays as they will be drawn from contemporary issues.Hence reading editorial column of leading news papers will surely help.Read a standard grammar book such as Wren and Martin to be familiar with informal and formal style of writing. Since writing can not be honed overnight so keep practicing and keep getting feedback so as to refine your skill.
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SBI PO Exam 2016 Syllabus

SBI PO Exam 2016 Syllabus

It is de rigueur to know everything about the syllabus of SBI PO Exam 2016 and all the important topics that might be asked in the exam so that you are completely prepared to take this exam.

The table given below on SBI PO preliminary Exam is to explain aspects of this examination.

Exam Name

SBI PO preliminary Exam

Exam type

Online

Total Sections

3

Time allotted

60 minutes

Marking Scheme

Negative Marking; 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer

Total Questions

100

 Here are the details on each section that is asked in SBI PO Preliminary Exam:

Sections asked

Total Marks allotted

Total Questions asked

English Language

30

30

Reasoning Ability

35

35

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

The given below table on SBI PO Main Exam is to explain aspects of this examination.

Exam Name

SBI PO Main Exam

Exam type

Online

Total Sections

6

Time allotted

3 Hours

Marking Scheme

Negative Marking; 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer

Total Questions

203

Here are the details on each section that is asked in SBI PO Main Exam:

S. No.

Section asked

Total Questions asked

Total Marks allotted

Exam Duration

1.

Reasoning

50

50

      2 hours

2.

English Language

40

40

3.

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

4.

General Awareness (Reference to Banking Domain)

40

40

5.

Computer Knowledge

20

20

TOTAL

200

200

6.

Descriptive Test

3

50

1 Hour

Major SBI PO Exam 2016 topics to focus on are given below in the table:

Sections asked

Topics to Focus On

English Language

SBI PO English Topics to focus on:

  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Word formation
  • Sentence completion
  • Comprehensions
  • Unseen passages
  • Theme detection
  • Deriving conclusions
  • Passage completion
  • Error detection
  • Passage correction
  • Sentence correction
  • Spelling,
  • Problems on English Grammar
  •  Idioms
  • Phrases
  • Words and Meanings; this includes foreign Language words

Quantitative Aptitude

SBI PO Quantitative Aptitude Topics to focus on:

  • Number system
  • Simplifications
  • Roots & Averages
  • Surds & Indices
  • Percentages
  • Profit & Loss
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Partnership
  • Chain Rule
  • Time & Work
  • Pipes & Cisterns
  • Time & Distances
  • Problems on Trains
  • Boats & Streams
  • Allegation & Mixtures
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Stocks & Shares
  • Clocks & Algorithms
  • Mensuration
  • Volume & Surface Area
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Heights & Distances
  • Data Integration
  • Line Graphs
  • Bar Graphs
  • Pie Charts
  • Tabulation

General Awareness focusing on the Banking Domain

SBI PO General Awareness Topics to focus on:

  • Commonly asked General knowledge Questions
  • National and international of Current Events
  • Banking Terms, rules and terminologies
  • News on Reserve Bank Of India
  • Latest released plans and policies for banking domain
  • Indian Budget especially Union and Railway Budget
  • Current research and discoveries
  • Books and Authors
  • Worldwide Famous Awards
  • Renowned Personalities
  • News on Indian Defense services
  • Sports
  • Marketing terms and concepts 
  • Financial Awareness
  • Indian Economy
  • Marketing Management strategies
  • Marketing Policies
  • Branding and Advertising
  • Life Cycle of a product
  • Marketing Legal terms and definitions

Reasoning Ability

SBI PO Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning Topics to focus on:

  • Analogy
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Blood relations
  • Sitting arrangements
  • Series completion
  • Syllogisms
  • Decision making
  • Statement reasoning
  • Analogy,
  • Series completion
  • Classification
  • Directions
  • Statement and Argument
  •  Judgment Formation
  •  Number Puzzles
  • Odd one out

Computer Knowledge

SBI PO Computer Awareness Topics to focus on:

  • Concepts on Operating System and its configurations
  • Computer Hardware and Software Terminologies
  • Commonly used computer Shortcuts
  • Questions on MS Office that includes MS word, Excel, Power Point, and Access
  • Basic knowledge of Internet & Networks
  • Security Systems Concepts
  • Knowledge about Latest Technologies
  • Information and technology related concepts

Descriptive Section 

SBI PO Descriptive Section demands focus on below mentioned things:   

  • Essay Writing
  • Formal Letter Writing
  • Paragraph Writing
  • Precise Writing
  • Comprehensions and giving summary for the same

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SBI Clerk 2016 Selection Procedure

SBI Clerk 2016 Selection Procedure

SBI Clerk Exam is conducted once in every year to fill vacancies for the potential candidates in the clerical job role. Aspiring candidates who want to make their career in banking domain, especially in State Bank of India; have to qualify this exam with a good rank.

The Selection Pattern for SBI Clerk Exam 2016 comprises of three major levels that candidate must qualify to finally take Clerical position in the bank.

Let us discuss in detail about the SBI Clerk 2016 selection scheme that is strictly followed by SBI to select competent candidates for their clerical department. The detailed table is given below to help you in preparing every step or level efficiently. 

Level

Level Name

Mode of Level

Questions asked

Time Allotted

Total Sections in this Level

Level  1

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam

Online

100

100

3

Level 2

SBI Main Exam

Online

200

200

4

Level 3

Interview

Face to face

No fixed questions set for this round.

No fixed time allotted.

No Fixed Sections in this Level.

Important Pointers about the SBI Clerk Selection Procedure

  • Both SBI Clerk examinations (preliminary and Main) are objective and online based exams.
  •  Age (20 to 28 years) and minimum qualifications (Graduation passed in any major) eligibility is checked for each and every applicant. 
  • Candidate must qualify SBI Clerk preliminary Exam to give SBI Main Exam and further this must be qualified  to face the final personal interview round.  
  • SBI prepares a ranking list by combining score of the SBI Clerk Main Exam and score earned in the SBI Interview round.
  • One needs to qualify SBI Clerk Preliminary exam to move to the next level, which is SBI Main Exam.
  • There is negative marking scheme applicable on both the SBI Clerk Preliminary and Main Examinations. 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer.

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam is scheduled in the month of May* and SBI Clerk Main Examination is scheduled on 30th June, 2016.

*The exact date for this exam is yet to be announced by State Bank of India*.  It is advisable to go through official website of SBI (http://www.sbi.co.in/) to get regular updates.

For more info on SBI Clerk 2016 Exam, please visit https://www.toprankers.com/exams/sbi-clerk-2016-syllabus/

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SBI PO 2016 Important Dates

SBI PO 2016 Important Dates

SBI is one of the most sought-after banks for the position of Probationary Officer as it offers remunerative package along with officer position. All the interested candidates are required to go through the registration process to give SBI Exam 2016 for the positions of Probationary Officer. 

The Selection Scheme of SBI PO Exam 2016 is mentioned below.

  • The SBI PO Exam will take place in two phases: Preliminary Exam and Main Exam.
  • After a candidate clears both the online examinations, he/she has to go through Group Discussion and Interview rounds.

If you are also eyeing for this examination, you must know all the SBI PO Exam 2016 important dates related to this exam so that nothing is missed out. The table given below is to help you in gearing up for this important exam.

Activity

Dates

Online Registration followed by Application form filling for SBI PO Exam

4th May, 2016 to 24th May, 2016

Dates to pay for SBI PO Exam

4th May, 2016 to 24th May, 2016

Download Call Letter for SBI PO Preliminary Examination

14th June, 2016 onwards

Online Preliminary Examination

2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th July, 2016

Results of Preliminary Examination

18th July, 2016

Download Call Letter for SBI Main Examination

21st July, 2016 Onwards

Online Main Examination

31st July, 2016

Results of Main Examination

16th August, 2016

Download call Letter for Interview

22nd August, 2016

GD and Interview Conduct

1st September, 2016

Declaration of Final result

30th September, 2016

Some important points to note for the SBI PO EXAM 2016

  1. The minimum eligibility criterion to give SBI PO Exam is graduation degree in any discipline or, equivalent from a recognized university or, college.  Candidates who are in the final year of their graduation or, results are awaited can also give this exam subject to the condition that they have to show their passing proof on or before 31st August, 2016.
  2. SBI PO Exam 2016 is an online examination that is based on marking scheme. 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer.

You must regularly visit official website of SBI at www.sbi.co.in to keep yourself thoroughly updated.

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SBI Clerk 2016 Important Dates

SBI Clerk 2016 Important Dates

SBI Clerk Examination is held every year to fill various vacancies in Clerk cadre. Every candidate has to go through a fixed online registration process that further includes filling up of SBI Clerk Exam 2016 form and its fee payment. One has to be very attentive about the dates announced by SBI for the Clerk Exam 2016 to prepare well.

One can go through the complete advertisement of SBI Clerk Exam 2016 by clicking on this link: https://www.ibpsexam.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/SBI-Clerk-Exam-application-form.pdf

The important dates of SBI clerk exam 2016 mentioned in the given table are to assist you better for this exam.

Events/ Activity to be held by SBI

Dates

Online registration through official website

5th April, 2016 to 28th April, 2016

Pre-Exam training

5th May, 2016

Download Preliminary Examination Hall ticket

11th May, 2016

SBI Clerk Preliminary Examination 2016

In the month of May*

*The exact date of this exam is yet to be announced by SBI*

Download Main Examination Hall ticket

17th June, 2016

SBI Clerk Main Examination 2016

30th June, 2016

Interview and Language Test

In the month of July*

*The exact date of this exam is yet to be announced by SBI*

Final Result of SBI Clerk Main Examination 2016

In the month of September*

*The exact date of this exam is yet to be announced by SBI*

Tips before you start your registration for SBI Clerk 2016 Exam

  1. Check your eligibility in terms of age, educational qualification and other mandates here at: https://www.ibpsexam.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/SBI-Clerk-Exam-application-form.pdf to know whether you can give this exam or not.
  2. Keep your sign and latest photograph ready that need to be uploaded online while filling the form.
  3. Keep your certificates/ educational score handy as it needs to be filled in the SBI Clerk Exam 2016 form.
  4. You are required to fill complete and correct information as wrong information can lead to disqualification of the candidature.

It is advisable to go through the careers section in the official website of SBI to know about the latest updates regarding Clerk Exam 2016 or, you can click this link http://www.sbi.co.in/careers/.

For more info on SBI Clerk 2016 Exam, please visit https://www.toprankers.com/exams/sbi-clerk-2016-syllabus/

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