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SBI PO Prelims time management tips

The State bank of India conducts the SBI PO examination for the recruitment of Probationary Officers. It is one of the most sought after banking jobs in India and with the lakhs of aspirants applying for this examination every year; it is definitely a tough nut to crack. The candidates must thus be fully prepared to tackle this level of competition. Time plays a crucial role in our lives and this examination is no exception to this fact.

The SBI PO Examination is just round the corner and time management is the best weapon that you can use in the arena of this entrance examination. Time is a limited resource and we need to make the best use of it. Time management implies management of an individual’s time effectively so that right amount of time is allocated to the right activity and no time is wasted in futile activities. It can be achieved by allotting time slots to various activities according to their importance.

Time management is the key to succeed in any competitive examination. Utilization of the time in hand is the most essential aspect of preparation. If you manage time effectively, you can devote enough time to all the sections and practice well. Especially in the case of SBI PO Prelims Examination, wherein you have to solve a 100 mark question paper within 60 minutes; time management is the best skill that you can acquire. This article will provide the candidates appearing for this examination with SBI PO Prelims time management tips.

The SBI PO examination is being conducted in three phases:

  • Phase 1 : Preliminary Exam
  • Phase 2 : Mains Exam
  • Phase 3 : GD and interview

The Preliminary Examination is approaching and the candidates must have practiced enough. All that is required now is brushing up of concepts and time management skills. Read this article to gather time utilization tips and tricks so as to increase your chances of cracking this entrance test.

Examination Pattern

The Preliminary Examination consists of three sections including English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning Ability with a total of 100 marks. The duration of examination is 1 hour (60 minutes). The detailed pattern is shown as follows:

Section

No. of questions

Maximum Marks

Time duration

English Language

30

30

1 hour

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

Reasoning Ability

35

35

Total

100

100

Time management tips

The candidates need to qualify all three sections in the preliminary examination to be able to move to the next level. It is thus essential to have a good strategy for attempting the paper. The candidates are advised to start with the section they are most confident about. Start with the English Section if you are confident of your English Language Skills or start with reasoning if you think you can score well in it. When you begin with the questions you are confident of solving correctly, it boosts your confidence further and gives you a good start. Solve the toughest section at the last. Banking entrances are all about speed and accuracy and with efficient time utilization; you can attempt maximum number of questions correctly.

Time management is not only essential during the exam but also while preparing for it. Devoting essential time to your weak areas and regular and sincere practice helps you prepare efficiently. It is also essential to keep in touch with all topics and revise them daily. All this can be achieved only by proper division of time. Some important points to be kept in mind while dividing your time for preparation are as follows:

  • The Reasoning section requires a lot of practice and with enough practice; one can score well in this section.
  • Grammar cannot be learnt in one day. You need to revise and practice daily to tackle questions related to Grammar in the English language section.
  • Vocabulary can be improved by making a list of the frequently used words and phrases.
  • Do not waste time deriving formulae in the exam hall. Instead, memorize them beforehand.

The details of tackling each section effectively are as follows:

English Language

Suggested time to be spent on this section: 15 minutes

This section will test the basic understanding and language skills of the candidate. Questions will be asked from Vocabulary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms and phrases, Word formation, Sentence Completion, Error Detection, Passage completion, Passage Correction, Comprehension, Deriving Conclusions, Sentence correction, Identification of errors, Fill in the blanks, jumbled Sentences, Faulty sentence construction, Reading Comprehension etc.

The candidates who are comfortable with the English language can begin with this section since it is comparatively simpler than the others.

Logical Reasoning

Suggested time be spent on this section: 20 minutes

In this section, Verbal Reasoning and Non Verbal Reasoning type of questions will be asked. The important topics are: Syllogism, Analogies (Meaning Based & Logical), Critical Reasoning, Directions & Arrangements, Sequential Output Tracing, Visual Reasoning, Coding and Decoding, Blood Relations, Sitting Arrangements, Series Completion, Decision Making, Statement Reasoning, classification etc.

This section can be tackled easily if you have practiced enough. Start with the simpler questions to get a head start in this section and to be able to attempt the maximum number of questions.

Quantitative Aptitude

Suggested time to be spent on this section: 25 minutes

Important Tips

This paper is worth 100 marks but the time duration is only 1 hour. So, you have 0.6 minutes, i.e. 36 seconds to solve each question. Keep in mind the following points while preparing you strategy for this examination:

  • Since the question to time ratio is less than 1, it becomes essential to solve the questions that you are comfortable with first. Don’t waste time sticking on a question which is lengthy, and skip all the time consuming questions. Leave all such difficult questions for the last.

  • Divide your time according to your capability. If you are good in any section, say English, then, try to complete it faster, taking less time. Devote this extra time to your weaker sections. Also, keep in mind the time that you are devoting to each question. If any question is exceeding your planned time per question, leave it and move ahead.

  • Remember that there are sectional cut offs for each section as well. So, attempt sufficient number of questions in each section to increase your chances of succeeding in this examination.

  • Do not experiment in the exam hall. It is better to know your strengths and weaknesses beforehand so that you can identify the questions you can solve comfortably.

  • Do not try to be adventurous and take pride in solving the difficult questions. All kinds of questions, be it difficult or easy will fetch you the same marks. So, it is wise to invest your time in simpler questions to increase your attempts and thereby your total score.

  • Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude questions can be time consuming. It is thus essential to identify the easier questions and comprehension questions without many calculations and attempt them first.

  • Attempt as many questions as you can since, more the number of questions you attempt, more are the chances of a higher score in the examination.

  • Reach you examination centre within due time to avoid any hassles. It is advised to reach the centre at least one hour prior to the exam timings.

  • The prelims exam is only of 60 minutes. Do not get distracted within this period. Do not lose hope if you are not able to solve some questions. Stay positive and keep your cool throughout the examination.

Time management is the best technique that you can learn before the examination which will enhance your chances of success. It alleviates last minute stresses and makes you more confident. Along with efficient time management and the right problem solving approach, you are sure to go a long way.

Use the tips listed in this article to your advantage and increase your chances of clearing the SBI PO Prelims Examination with flying colours.

All the best!

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SBI Clerk Mains Exam Analysis and Expected Cut off

With the SBI prelims results already out, congratulations to all the aspirants who have qualified for the mains exams. With the exam dates nearing, even the minute guidance can make wonders during the exams. The marks secured in the  SBI Clerk Mains Examination is going to  play the major role whereas the Final Merit List as obtained from the Prelims Examination was only a qualifying round. .

 The SBI Clerk Mains Exam expected cutoff will be however based the following trends:

  1. The cut off trend for previous year
  2. Any related change in the pattern of exam
  3. The competition level in the SBI Clerk Main exam

As per the previous exams for JA/JAA and some other related exams, presented below is the expected cut off and the related exam analysis section wise during series of years.

Cutoff-2012

State

General

OBC

SC

ST

Andhra Pradesh/ Telangana

148

143

131

113

Kerala

124

124

110

91

Madhya Pradesh

147

139

131

105

Bihar

155

146

126

106

Delhi/Haryana

153

136

129

138

Rajasthan

155

140

123

108

Tamil Nadu

119

119

119

105

Gujarat

137

134

131

87

Karnataka

98

98

89

77

Maharashtra

132

111

120

70

Odisha

151

148

125

103

Uttar Pradesh

155

146

122

107

Uttarakhand

150

142

101

97

*Note: No exams were conducted during 2013 & 2015

Category Wise- Cutoff 2014 

  • General: 140
  • OBC: 138
  • SC: 123
  • ST: 108

Changes in Exam Pattern

For the first time a 3 Step Recruitment process will be conducted in 2016, whereas initially it was conducted for 100 Marks and a little different from the previous ones . Here are some of the major modifications:

  1. Time bound section appearance
  2. Default section appearance pattern to be  followed as per the server

SBI Clerk Mains Exam-2016 Expected Cutoff

As per previous factor’s analysis mentioned here are the probable Section-Wise cutoff-2016:-

Section

 Questions

Marks

Expected Cutoff

General/ Financial Awareness

50

50

19-21

General English

40

40

15-17

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

17-19

Reasoning/ Computer Aptitude

50

60

24-26

Total

190

200

142-149

Category wise Cutoff-2016:

General

OBC

SC

ST

Marks 

142-149

132-137

127-132

120-127

It must be kept in mind that these are probable scores as per trends and not the official ones.

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United Bank of India Recruitment 2016 - 100 posts for Probationary Officers, Online Registration starts from 28 june 2016

United Bank of India Recruitment 2016 invites applications for Probationary Officers, Online Registration ends 12 july 2016.

Vacancy Details:

Name Of the Post: Probationary Officers(PO)

Total No. of Posts: 100

Registration starts: 28 june 2016

Registration ends on: 12 july

Date of Exam: 07 August 2016

Mode Registration: Online

Mode of Examination: Online

Edit/Modification of Application by candidates: From 28.06.2016 to 12.07.2016  

Online Payment of Application Fees: From 28.06.2016 to 12.07.2016 

Download of call letters for Pre-Exam Training: After 20.07.2016  

Conduct of Pre-Exam Training : 27.07.2016 to 01.08.2016

Download of call letters for online examination: After 26.07.2016  

Educational Qualifications: Graduate in any discipline

Age:  Minimum age – 21 years & Maximum age – 30 yrs as on 01.06.2016  (Date inclusive)

Online Exam Pattern:

Application Fee: Rs.700/-(For Gen/OBC), Rs.150(For SC/ST/PWD)

How to Apply: Candidates need to apply only online from 28.06.2016 to 12.07.2016 and no other mode of registration will be accepted. Go through-http://www.unitedbankofindia.com/

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SBI Clerk Prelims Marks Announced

The good news for the SBI Clerk aspirants has arrived with the upcoming news of the marks for the prelims exams been announced on Friday 24th June 2016 by the State Bank of India (SBI). The much awaited result for the exam that was conducted on 5th June 2016 has been produced by State Bank of India (SBI), mentioning the candidates who have qualified for appearing in the main examination. The SBI clerk aspirants can check their qualifying eligibility on the official website of SBI (sbi.co.in) now onwards. However the updated marks list for the exam will be updated shortly on the official website. This will contain the entire subject wise marks as achieved in the marks list.

The candidates falling under the qualified category will have to fasten their seat belts to get prepared for the main examination that will be conducted very shortly on 25th and 26th June according to the information laid on the official site. One important needs to be marked that the call letters will only be available for the candidates who have qualified the exam. In case of non-qualification you cannot get the desired result. To download the call letter for the following exam, candidates can follow the following set of steps:-

    Visit the official website of SBI (sbi.co.in)
    Click on the “career” section and then on the related link 
    Visit the column of “latest announcements” and click the fourth dot at the bottom
    Then click on “call letter for candidates qualified for Main exam” link to move to the login page
    Enter the login details as needed such as- registration number/roll number and password/date of birth
    Then after click on the “login” button
    The call letter for the qualified candidates appears on the screen 
    Check and verify the details to match your personal details and take a print out to be preserved for the mains exam


Carrying this call letter to the main exam hall is mandatory failing which your appearance in the exam will be as per the discretionary power of the current invigilator.

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SIDBI Bank 2016 Invites Applications for the Post of Specialist Officers - 08 posts

SIDBI  Bank Recruitment 2016 invites applications for the post of SO(Specialist Officer). Last date of Online Registration is 05 july 2016. See the descriptions as given below:

Name of the Post

No. of Posts

Age Limit (as on 21/06/2016)

Pay Scale

Assistant Manager - Grade 'A' Security

02

25 to 35 Years

Rs. 17100 - 1000 (11) – Rs.28100 - EB - 1000(4) -32100 - 1100 (1) - 33200 (1 7 years) Rs. 47,000/- approx

Private Secretary - Grade 'A'

03

21 to 28 Years

Rs. 17100 - 1000 (11) - 28100 - EB - 1000(4) -32100 - 1100 (1) - 33200 (1 7 years) Rs. 47,000/- approx

Manager - Grade 'B' Premises -Electrical Engineer

01

24 to 32 years

Rs. 21000 - 1000 (9) - 30000 - EB - 1000 (2) -32000 - 1100 (4) - 36400 (16 years)

Manager - Grade 'B' Economist

01

21 to 28 Years

Rs. 21000 - 1000 (9) - 30000 - EB - 1000 (2) -32000 - 1100 (4) - 36400 (16 years)

Consultant (Merchant Banking)

01

35 to 55 Years

CTC - Rs. 22.00 Lakh per annum, approx

Opening of On line Registration: 21 june 2016

Closing of On line Registration: 05 july 2016

Examination Date:  Shall be intimated shortly 

Educational Qualifications: Graduation/PG

Mode of Application: Online

Mode of Examination: Online

Exam Pattern

  • Exam Structure is mentioned below:

Sr. No.

Name of the Post

Sr. No.

Name of the Subject

No. of Questions

Marks

Time Duration

1

Assistant Manager – Grade ‘A’: Security 
Private Secretary

i.

Reasoning

50

50

120 mins

ii.

English Language

50

50

iii.

Quantitative Aptitude

40

40

iv.

General Awareness (With special reference to Banking Industry)

40

40

v.

Computer Knowledge

20

20

Total

200

2

Manager – Grade ‘B’: 
Economist

i.

Reasoning

40

20

60 mins

ii.

English Language

30

15

iii.

General Awareness

30

15

iv.

Subject Knowledge

50

150

45 mins

v.

Online descriptive test: Candidates will be required to answer by typing on computer. 
English Language Test: Essay on subject related to Economics

2

50

45 mins

Total

250

3

Manager – Grade ‘B’: 
Premises (Electrical Engineer)

i.

Reasoning

40

20

60 mins

ii.

English Language

30

15

iii.

General Awareness

30

15

iv.

Subject Knowledge

50

150

45 mins

Total

200

Closure for editing application details: 05 july 2016

Last date for printing your application: 20 july 2016

Application Fee: Rs.500/- (For Gen/OBC), Rs.50/-(For SC/ST/PWD)

Online Fee Payment: 21/06/2016 to 05/07/2016

How to Apply: Go through https://www.sidbi.in/

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Computer Operator (Trainee) Recruitment in Rajkot Nagarik Sahakari Bank Ltd : 03rd july is last date

Rajkot Nagarik Sahakari Bank Ltd requires applications for the reqruitment of Computer Operator(Trainee). Fill form before 03rd july 2016

Name of the post- Computer Operator(Trainee)

Last date of registration-03rd july 2016 

No. of Post- Not known

Educational Qualification- Graduate in Any Discipline

Exam Date- To be announced

Age- Maximum 30 years

Job Location- Dhoraji

Apply at- http://rnsbindia.com/

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Sr. Executive Recruitment in Rajkot Nagarik Sahakari Bank Ltd.- Registration will go till 02 july

Gujrat's leading co-operative Bank  Rajkot Nagarik Sahakari Bank Limited invites applications for the Post of Senior Executive.

Name of the Post- Senior Executive

No. of Post- not known

Registration ends on- 02 july 2016

Qualification- CA/Inter Ca (IPCC)

Date of Exam- To be announced

Age limit- 45 years

Job Location- Rajkot, Ahemdabad

Experience- No

Apply at- http://rnsbindia.com/

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SBI PO PRELIMS RESULT

SBI PO PRELIMS 2016 EXAM RESULTS DATE

The much awaited success celebration time with the most anticipated SBI PO Prelims result will arrive soon. With the news of the results going to be announced on 18th July 2016, it is a relief to the PO aspirants who have been waiting for a while. The State Bank of India (SBI) as a sign of relief for these candidates has notified to announce the following result for the preliminary exam on July 18 whereas the results for the main exam will be announced on 16th August 2016.  Generally the results are declared by the recruitment authority of SBI after taking a common decision on the passing marks for the exam based on the performance level in the respective exam.

The candidates aspiring for the related exam can however check their result on the official website of SBI or following the links as available below by entering the needed details such as -the registration number and password or the date of birth.

  • Steps for checking the SBI PO 2016 Prelims Result and downloading the rank letter:
  • ⚫Go to the State Bank of India’s official website (sbi.co.in) for the SBI PO Prelims result 2016.
  • ⚫Move to the “Careers With Us“/ “On Going Recruitment” page.
  • ⚫Select the “SBI PO Result 2016 for prelims examination (Phase-I)” link as mentioned there on.
  • ⚫A new tab will automatically open, asking for certain personal details as mentioned on your admit card/hall ticket. Simply enter your SBI PO admit card roll number and date of birth or one can also move further by using the registration number and date of birth combination to get the similar results.. One should note that these details are mandatory for checking the SBI PO Prelims result 2016.
  • ⚫Enter the CAPATCHA and press on the submit button to watch the visible results. The SBI PO score card / mark sheet will appear on the screen to check for the marks obtained. One can just save or download or take a hard copy print out of the same for further use.

We wish the candidates Good Luck for the upcoming results!

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Rajkot Nagarik Sahakari Bank Ltd. Invites Applications for the Post of Deputy Chief Manager- Apply before 08 July

A leading Co-Operative Bank in Gujarat invites applications for the post of Deputy Chief Manager. Last date of registration is 08 july 2016.

Name of the Post- Deputy Chief Manager

No. of Post- To be known

Qualification- PG

Date of Exam- To be announced

Location- Rajkot, Ahemdabad

Last date of registration- 08 july 2016

To Apply Clickhttp://rnsbindia.com/

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The Nainital Bank Ltd. Invites Applications for the Post of Head-Digital- Online Registration ends on 30 june 2016

The Bank is having 123 branches operating in five states which are Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana and Rajasthan invites applications for the post of Head-Digital. Last Date is 30-06-2016.

Name of the Post: Head-Digital

No. of Post: 01

Examination Date: To be announced

Last Date of Registration: 30 june 2016

Educational Qualification: PG in any Discipline

To Apply Visit: www.nainitalbank.co.in

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