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State Bank of Patiala Recruitment 2016

State Bank of Patiala has issued notification for inviting applications on 24 posts of Attendant, Assistant, and Faculty vacancies. For candidates looking for job in banking sector, this new notification is really good news. There are 24 vacancies released by SBP, which is a golden chance for applicants to get this job and grow their career. Wishful candidates must apply online on the official website of the State Bank of Patiala i.e. www.sbp.co.in. Last date for applying is 30th June, 2016.

Below, in this article, many important details regarding age limit, education qualifications, salary offered, selection pattern, and syllabus are discussed.

Eligibility criteria for SBP Recruitment 2016:

Age Limit: Age of applying candidates must be between 21 and 40 years, with relaxation for candidates falling under reserved category.

Education Qualifications: A graduation degree (or its equivalent) from a government recognized university or institution is must.

Selection Procedure: Written exam followed by an interview.

Vacancy details and salary offered by SBP:


No. of vacant seats

Offered Salary



Rs 20,000/- monthly



Rs 12,000/- monthly



Rs 8,000/- monthly

How to apply for SBP Recruitment 2016:

  • Wishful candidates must register themselves on the official website i.e. www.sbp.co.in.

  • After going to the website, click on the Career option of Faculty, Attendant and Assistant vacancy 2016.

  • After filling the form, pay the requested fee by online payment mode. Debit/ Credit card, net banking or any other mentioned mode can be used.

  • Upload digital signature and scanned photograph of yours. Make sure the photograph is recent, and closely resembles your appearance.

  • After submitting the filled application form, a registration slip containing information like registration number and personal details will be generated. Download the slip and take a printout of the application.

  • Hard copy of above generated application form needs to be sent along with essentials like photocopies of (i) ID Proof, (ii) Date of Birth Proof, (iii) Educational certificates, (iv) Brief resume, and (v) e-Receipt. These documents need to be sent on or before last date of submission, to the address mentioned in the notification issued on official website – www.sbp.co.in.

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RBI Grade B Exam: Pattern Changed

The RBI, in its notice dated 4th July 2016 said, “It has been decided by the Reserve Bank of India that for the captioned recruitment, from Batch Year-2016, in Phase-II online examination the Paper-III will consist of only one subject i.e. ‘Finance and Management’ (The other optional subjects viz. ‘Economics’ and ‘Statistics’ have been withdrawn) . All other criteria and scheme of selection remain the same.”

Read the transcript here- https://opportunities.rbi.org.in/Scripts/bs_viewcontent.aspx?Id=3201. The official RBI Grade B Exam: Pattern Changed notification shall come out in September 2016. This article provides you a peep into this changed pattern.

A comparison of changed pattern

Old Pattern

New Pattern

Phase-I (Online Examination)- Objective Type:

Phase-I (Online Examination)- Objective Type:

  • General Awareness- 80 questions

  • English Language- 30 questions

  • Quantitative Aptitude- 30 questions

  • Reasoning- 60 questions

Total= 200 questions (200 marks)

Total Time Duration= 120 minutes

Negative marks= 0.25 marks deducted for every wrong answer

  • General Awareness- 80 questions

  • English Language- 30 questions

  • Quantitative Aptitude- 30 questions

  • Reasoning- 60 questions

Total= 200 questions (200 marks)

Total Time Duration= 120 minutes

Negative marks= 0.25 marks deducted for every wrong answer

Phase-II (Written Examination)- Objective Type

Phase-II (Written Examination)- Objective Type

  • Paper-I: Economics and Social Science (objective type)

  • Paper-II: English (Writing Skills) (descriptive type- to be typed on computer)

  • Paper III: (Optional)- Choose from-

  1. Finance & Management, or

  2. Economics, or

  3. Statistics

  • Paper-I: Economics and Social Science (objective type)

  • Paper-II: English (Writing Skills) (descriptive type- to be typed on computer)

  • Paper III: Finance & Management (optional subjects withdrawn)

How will it impact the aspirants?

We believe that this step will be beneficial for the aspirants of RBI Grade-B jobs. This is so because they will now have to study just one subject, which means that they can focus on a single subject better. Often the students find Economics & Statistics difficult and RBI has phased out these subjects from Paper-III of Phase-II.

Selection Procedure

There has been no change in the selection procedure of RBI Grade B Exam. The exam shall be conducted in three phase only, viz. Phase-I, Phase-II & Interview.

The candidates have to qualify each round to reach the next level. In the final selection, the marks of Phase-II & performance in the interview rounds shall be analyzed. The interview round of RBI Grade B Exam carries 50 marks.

The RBI Grade B Exam aspirants are recommended to stay tuned in to RBI official website (https://www.rbi.org.in/) or our site for further information about this notification.

Tentative Dates of RBI Grade B Exam Notification



Tentative Dates


Commencement of online application process

September 2016


End of online application process

October 2016


Last date of paying fee

October 2016


Phase-I Exam Dates

November 2016


Phase-II Exam Dates

December 2016

We believe that time management and RBI Grade B Exam strategy will now be easier because the students can completely put their focus in one direction. 

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IBPS PO & Clerk Online mock test package, Preparation tips & strategy

One can find so many IBPS PO & Clerk Online mock test package for thorough practice of IBPS Examinations. The most essential thing is to pick up the best one out of so many options.

There are basically two types of IBPS PO & Clerk Online mock test package available, free and paid ones. If you choose free sample papers/mock test series/packages then we have some piece of advice for you before you start your practice through free IBPS PO & Clerk Online mock test package.

  • Select good and authentic websites/sources that offer good free IBPS PO & Clerk Online mock test package.

  • Try one sample paper or test series completely to know about various things such as its pattern, marking scheme, sections and level of questions.

Important things to note about free IBPS PO & Clerk Online mock test package

  • Always go for good quality test packages which is covering IBPS syllabus and pattern religiously.

  • First compare and then decide. You can compare on the basis of content, feedback given by other candidates, sections covered, questions asked etc.

IBPS PO & Clerk Preparation tips & strategy

Here is how you can set your strategy and preparation technique for IBPS PO and Clerk Exam subject-wise:

  • English: For English comprehension and grammar, practice as many sample papers/ test series/mock drills/previous year papers as you can. For vocabulary, refer to the books or notes of an institute or the online IBPS preparation websites.

  • General Knowledge: Daily thorough reading of newspapers is a must; learn about the daily happenings and keep yourself updated with the world around you. However, for other general knowledge questions; books/online applications/online test series and packages would be best for you.

  • Mathematics/Quantitative Aptitude: These practical subjects require maximum practice. Brush up all your basic concepts and practice as much as you can.

You must know that time is your biggest resource. 

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SBI PO & Clerk mock test package, Preparation tips & strategy

State Bank of India is known for conducting two major examinations, SBI PO Exam and SBI Clerk Exam. SBI hires thousands of candidates for available posts in these categories. Aspiring candidates must be especially aware of two things, SBI PO & Clerk mock test package, Preparation tips & strategy that will help in qualifying such exams.

How to choose SBI PO & Clerk mock test package online?

You will find numerous online paid test packages for the SBI exams easily. If you want to go for the paid SBI PO & Clerk mock test package online then you must take care of various things as mentioned here:

  • First, research well about the companies who offer such paid PO & Clerk mock test package online. You must know about their exam specialization and must ensure that they provide good mock test series/drills/packages on SBI PO and Clerk exams.

  • Do read feedback and comments from the candidates who bought such test series and packages.

  • Next, you must take one free demo test of SBI PO & Clerk mock test package.

  • Compare companies with each other on the basis of prices of SBI PO & Clerk mock test package.

SBI PO & Clerk Preparation tips & strategy


SBI PO & Clerk Preparation tips & strategy

English Language

  • A lot of practice of long and lengthy comprehensions is a must.

  • Work hard on your vocabulary/words by reading English books/novels, newspapers such as The Hindu and The Economic Times.

  • Practice Grammar by taking online quizzes and mock drills/tests.

Data Analysis and interpretation

  • Practice medium to high level questions daily to qualify in this section.

  • Invent your own shortcuts and techniques to quickly sole questions.

Reasoning, Computer Aptitude and Financial Awareness

  • Get a good grip on basic concepts and topics.

  • Online mock tests/series/packages are highly recommended.

GK and Marketing

Learn about all the recent updates and current affairs.

This article on SBI PO & Clerk mock test package, Preparation tips & strategy ensures you are well acquainted with the SBI examinations.

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Dena Bank Recruitment 2016

Dena Bank has issued a notification regarding the invitation of fresh applicants for post of PO and Clerk. Candidates with appropriate IBPS score may apply online at www.ibps.co.in or may look up for the official website of Dena Bank i.e. www.denabank.co.in. All the wishful candidates having decent IBPS score and meeting the eligibility criteria set up by the bank may apply online.

Applicants seeking job in this sector need to keep themselves updated with all the needful details of the selection procedure. Below in this article important details like age limit, education qualification, procedure of selection, and how to apply is described briefly.

Eligibility Criteria Dena Bank Recruitment 2016 (PO):

Age Limit: Age must be between 20 to 30 years. Candidates falling under reserved candidates are awarded flexibility.

Education Qualifications: Candidates must own a graduation degree (or its equivalent) issued by any university recognized by the Central government.

Selection Process: IBPS score and performance in interview will decide the selection of the candidate.

Eligibility Criteria Dena Bank Recruitment 2016 (Clerk):

Age Limit: Candidate must be between ages of 20-28 years. Flexibility for candidates who fall in reserved candidates.

Education Qualification: A graduation degree in any discipline from a university recognized by the Government of India or its equivalent degree from any institution verified by the Central Government.

Selection Procedure: Valid IBPS Clerk score card is the basis of getting selected for the post.

Apply for Dena Bank Recruitment 2016:

  • Candidates must visit website www.ibps.co.in in order to apply online.

  • Scan your photograph and signature before you apply, as you will need them while filling out the form.

  • To open the online application of Dena Bank Recruitment 2016 click on the link “CWE PO/MT”.

  • Give out correct details while filling the application form.

  • Registration number and password will be displayed on the screen after you submit the form.

  • Now you will have to upload the already scanned photograph and signature of yours, and click on “Final Submit” button.

NOTE: List naming selected candidates will be published at the official website of Dena Bank i.e. www.denabank.co.in. All the selected candidates will be notified the joining dates and other necessary details through post or courier.

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Central Bank Recruitment 2016

Central Bank of India is open for fresh applicants looking for posts like PO and Clerk. Wishful candidates with valid IBPS score can apply online on the official website of Central Bank of Indiawww.centralbankofindia.co.in or via www.ibps.in. But before applying for the vacancies one should make sure that they qualify all the eligibility criteria. Below in this article, many important details for recruitment like selection process, how to apply and important dates are given.

Eligibility criteria for PO 2016:

Age Limit: Minimum age of applicants should be 20 and maximum can be 30.

NOTE: Reserved candidates are awarded with relaxation in age limits.

Education Qualification: Candidate must possess a graduation degree (or equivalent qualification) from a recognized university.

Selection Process: IBPS score and interview is the hurdle which every candidate needs to pass in order to qualify.

Eligibility criteria for Clerk 2016:

Age Limit: Age limit is minimum of 20 and maximum 28 years.

NOTE: Age limit is flexible for all the candidates falling in reserved categories.

Education Qualification: Candidates possessing a Graduation (or any equivalent) degree in any discipline from any University recognized by Central Government.

Selection Process: Candidates will be selected on grounds of their IBPS Clerk score card.

Apply to Central Bank of India Recruitment 2016:

Wishful candidates must keep a digital signature and photograph along with a valid email address.

For applying visit the official website – www.ibps.in and select the button naming “CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTERATION”. Fill all the basic information asked, and then, a password along with provisional registration will be displayed. Note the given select before you click on “FINAL SUBMIT” button.

NOTE: Last date for filling of online application form is 20th June, 2016.

Central Bank of India PO and Clerk Results 2016:

Result naming list of qualified candidates will be uploaded on the official website. Also the candidates will be notified the joining date and time through emails.

Please visit the official website of Central Bank of India for any doubts regarding eligibility criteria or dates. Below mentioned link will direct you to the website - www.centralbankofindia.co.in

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SBI PO Exam Reasoning Preparation Tips

SBI PO is an examination conducted by the State bank of India for the recruitment of Probationary Officers. It is one of the most prestigious and sought after banking jobs in India, with over 10 lakh aspirants every year. In this article, you will be provided with the necessary information and tips to tackle the reasoning section of this exam.

The SBI PO examination is conducting in three phases:

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

SBI PO Reasoning Section Pattern

There are various sections In the SBI PO examination and in order to clear this examination, you need to clear the individual cut-offs for the various sections. The pattern for the reasoning section is as follows:

Prelims Pattern

  • No. of questions : 35
  • Total marks : 35

Mains Pattern

The reasoning section is clubbed with the computer knowledge section in the mains exam of SBI PO.

  • No. of questions : 45
  • Total marks : 60
  • Total time : 60 minutes

SBI PO Preparation Tips for Reasoning Section

Important Topics

Reasoning is a test of one’s mental aptitude and problem solving skills. Unlike mathematical skills, it cannot be learnt by application of formulas. The only strategy to tackle the reasoning section effectively is to practice as many questions as possible. But with adequate practice, it can become the most scoring section in the exam. The most important questions from this section are on the topics such as:

  • Seating Arrangements
  • Syllogism
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Directions
  • Blood Relations
  • Analogy
  • Classification
  • Series problems
  • Ranking
  • Data sufficiency


Suggested tips

Previous year’s trends suggest the following weight age of marks for the different types of questions in the reasoning section:


Average no. of questions

Blood relations




Seating Arrangement (linear)




Mixed arrangement






Direction Sense



  • For Coding-Decoding and alphabet series, it is better if you write down the alphabets and then attempt to solve these questions.
  • Use Venn diagrams to solve Syllogism questions.
  • Blood relations questions check your cognitive skills and are relatively easy topics.
  • Seating arrangement, Assertion and reasoning and directions constitute a major portion of reasoning and must be practised thoroughly.

So, the basic mantra to score well in the reasoning section is to practice, practice and practice.


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How to crack SBI PO Mains 2016: General/ Economy/ Banking awareness

“Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed!”. This quote itself conveys the importance of awareness. It is highly important for an individual to be aware of his/ her surroundings for all round development. If an individual is good enough at his field of interest, it not enough. He/She should also be well aware of all the events taking place in his/ her surroundings.

In this article, we will help you in your preparation for performing well in the general/ economy/ banking awareness of SBI PO Mains 2016.

General Awareness has become a vital section in all of the banking examinations. This section in the SBI PO Mains 2016 showcases an individual’s knowledge on general awareness and current affairs in national and international domain. It checks if an individual keeps up with happenings around the world. While most exams check only your general awareness, the same section also includes questions from banking section.

You can often encounter students asking questions like “How to prepare for general awareness section?”, “How to manage time in the general awareness section?” etc.

Remember, you cannot achieve a goal without a strategy. You need a proper plan to prepare in order to achieve anything. Here are the basic steps involved:

  • Taking a look at the topics involved
  • Follow smart tips for preparation and practice questions from the topics mentioned above.

Topics asked in general awareness:

1. Current affairs: National current affairs, International current affairs, Sports current affairs, Science, Technology, Space and Defense current affairs, Current affairs yearbook, People in News/ Awards, Economy current affairs etc.

Tips for preparation for current affairs in SBI PO Mains:

Look at the following topics, prepare and pratice as many questions as possible from the following sections:

National current affairs:

  • Union and State Elections
  • Government schemes
  • National news: announcements by different ministries, ideation and execution of pet projects of union ministry
  • States in news: major announcements, initiatives and schemes undertaken by state governments.
  • Safety operations: Launches by union and state government for various festivals, occasions and calamities/ disasters.
  • First in India- For example: first village with cent percent literacy, first airport powered by solar energy etc.
  • Recent rankings announced
  • Official/ Unofficial visits by PM Modi
  • Union budget
  • Schemes announced by union as well as state goverments.
  • Information related to census.
  • India’s ranking in different indices
  • Information about committees

International current affairs:

  • New appointements in foreign countries
  • Countries in limelight: ISIS in Syria, Nepal     , Paris attacks etc.
  • International summits
  • News about UNO, G-20, OECD, G4 etc.
  • Calamities: Hurricanes, earthquakes, terrorist attacks etc.

Sports and games:

  • News about cricket, tennis, grand pix, athletics, football, shooting badminton etc.
  • Important news and venues related to sports events (Past, present and future events)
  • Sports awards
  • Grand pix venues and winners for the current year
  • Tennis events like Wimbledon, Roland garos etc.

Science and Technology:

  • News about ISRO, NASA, SPACE X etc.
  • Satellite launches by ISRO (Mostly recent ones)
  • Defence news headlines
  • Defence agrements
  • Defence exercises/ defence transactions of India with various countries

Current affairs yearbook:

  • Execution/ implementation of different projects by government
  • Schemes of government
  • Departments of government and their functions

People in news/ awards:

  • National and intenational appointments
  • Death of prominent personalities
  • Books and authors
  • Awards
  • Movie and entertainment
  • Incumbents holding prominent designations

Economy and current affairs:

  • News about important organizations: RBI, SEBI etc.
  • FDI limits in various domains
  • Banking schemes launched
  • Export and import news
  • RBI Monetary review
  • RBI Announcements
  • Manager acquisitions and Buyouts

2. Banking awareness: This section is divided into two sections:

a. Banking theory

b. Banking awareness

Prominent areas of banking awareness:

  • History of banking
  • Prominent organizations: RBI, NABARD, World Bank etc.
  • RBI’s role in Indian banking system
  • Various kinds of accounts and interest rates
  • Foreign exchange reserves of India
  • Economic / financial concepts and terms
  • Non-banking financial companies
  • Acts, committies and legislation
  • Banking services: Assets, liabilities and working capital of a bank
  • Types of markets, money and banking instruments
  • Reverse Mortgage Loans
  • Priority Sector Lending
  • Banking abbreviations, terms and concepts
  • Headquarters of different banks

3. Static GK:

  • Agriculture seasons and various crops in India
  • Terrorist groups
  • White revolution
  • National parks/ sanctuaries
  • States, capitals and union territories
  • Dams and other projects
  • Major fault lines
  • Occasions and festivals
  • Rivers and townships
  • Prominent days
  • Currencies
  • Famous sports persons

Tips on how to prepare:

  • Read newspapers on a regular basis to gather important information about recent events.
  • Watch and follow news for regular and important updates about national and international events
  • Attend and appear online mocks and quizzes for practice.

We hope this article will help you. Stay tuned for more updates. We wish you good luck!

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Top 10 tricks to crack SBI PO Mains 2016: Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

With the SBI PO Mains 2016 ahead on the way, we would suggest you “Be ready to give your best”. Every aspirant who dreams of craking SBI PO Mains considers it a task which is “next to impossible”. But, there is no sort of impossibility associated with SBI PO Mains. All you need is a smart preparation plan, some genuine practice and confidence and you are all set to go!

Reasoning is an area which is completely based on logic. It is a blend of mathematical skill where logical abilities and is one of the most scoring sections in the SBI PO Mains 2016. The only strategy to score well in the reasoning section is practice, practice and practice. The following list contains some of the important topics in this section:

  • Blood relations

  • Syllogism

  • Statements and conclusion

  • Missing character

  • Directions

  • Seating arrangements

  • Ranking

  • Data sufficiency

  • Puzzles

  • Non- verbal reasoning

  • Coding- decoding

  • Analogy

  • Classification

Tips to score well in “Reasoning” section:

a. Questions from chapters like syllogism, coding- decoding or inequality are less time consuming. You can start from these questions as after solving these you will be left with ample time to solve rest of the questions from other sections.

b. For the questions from the topic “data sufficiency”, read the instructions and understand them. In some of the cases, the order may change but not the instructions, thereby changing the answer options. So, you need to answer this segment after proper understanding of the instructions.

c. Practice some of the “input- output” type questions which are asked in the bank PO exams on a mandatory basis. You can a few questions of this category from the previous year papers.

d. Solve logical questions as they will give you an idea of different types of logics. Wherever you feel you are unable to grasp the logic, try to translate the logic of the situation in an easier way by which you can understand eg- pictorial representations etc. This method will make life simpler!

e. If you are not confident enough about questions from puzzle and seating arrangement topics, avoid them to the most possible extent as they are time consuming.

Now, let us come to the section of “Computer aptitude” . This section tests the ability of the individual to understand the basics functionalities of a computer. As we all are well aware of, both public and private sectors heavily rely on computers for all kinds of work and transactions. So, it is the “urgent need of the hour” on the part of SBI to make sure that every candidate stepping in has a sound knowledge of computer aptitude.


The following topics are generally asked in the computer aptitude section:

  • History of Computers

  • Generation of Computer

  • Memory

  • MS Word

  • MS Excel

  • MS PowerPoint

  • Operating System

  • Internet


Tips to score well in “Computer Aptitude” section:

a. Go through various resources on computer knowledge.

b. Read different notes from online computer teaching classes.

c. Browse online for various lecture session for computer coaching.

d. Solve questions and tests related to computer aptitude.


We hope this article will be helpful for you. Stay tuned for more updates. Good luck!



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Federal Bank Recruitment 2016 | Specialist Officer | Apply before 22 july

Federal Bank Limited is a major Indian commercial bank in the private sector headquartered at Aluva, Kerala having more than thousand branches and ATMs spread across different States in India. Invites applications for the post of Specialist Officer(SO). Eligible candidates can apply before 22  july 2016.

Vacancy Details:

Sr. No. Name of the Post No. of Posts Essential Qualifications Age Limit Salary(Per Annum) Application Fee
01 IT Officer in Scale I not known

Should have passed BE / B.Tech /M.Tech / MCA / M.Sc in Computer Science /Information Technology / Electronics & Communication with minimum 60% marks from a recognized university/ Institution 

Not exceeding 28 years Rs.7 lakhs to Rs. 9 lakhs Rs.250/-(For SC/ST) and Rs.500/-(For General/Others)
02 Credit Officer in Scale I/ Scale II not known Graduation in any discipline with 60% marks Not exceeding 32 years Rs.7 lakhs to Rs. 9 lakhs Rs.250/-(For SC/ST) and Rs.500/-(For General/Others)

Name of the Post: Specialist Officer(SO)

Total Number of Posts: not known

Opening date of Online Registration: 12 july 2016

Closing date of Online Registration: 22 july 2016

Date of Exam: Shall be intimated shortly

Process of Selection: Selection will be based on Online Aptitude Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview or any other mode of selection to be decided by the Bank. 

Nationality: Indian

How to Apply: http://www.federalbank.co.in/

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