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Public sector banks are opening new branches in rural & semi-urban areas as the govt. is pushing for financial inclusion.They are also facing large no. of retirements in senior cadre.This makes it necessary for PSB`s to bring in new people to have an edge over their private counterparts.
Do you know? Over 1.5 crore candidates have appeared in the last 3 years for various bank exams conducted by IBPS & 50,000 vacancies (approx.) are being filled in govt. owned banks every year.
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Bank & Other Government Exams

The complete details of a bank examination or recruitment can be had by clicking the name of the bank or organization.

Name & Post Last date to apply Exam Date
LIC ADO Recruitment – 5000 Posts June 30 July 19, 25
ICICI Bank PO Recruitment 2015 June 30 July
FCI Management Trainees Recruitment July 2 -later-
RBI Assistants Recruitment 2015 – 500 Posts July 3 Aug 1,8,9,16
IBPS RRB Exam 2015 – for jobs in rural banks July 8 - 28 September
SSC CHSL 2015 Exam (6500 vacancies) July 13 November
IBPS PO 2015 Exam August 1 October
IBPS Bank Exam Calendar for PO/ Clerk & Officer Jobs in Govt. Banks - -
SSC Exam Calendar for Govt. Jobs - -
RRB Jobs – for IBPS RRB qualifiers calling for interviews see website

Exam Book Reviews

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No.1 Guide for GK/General awareness - Manorama Yearbook 2015 [Review]

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Prepare for IBPS Specialist Officer exam - IT Officer & Agri Officer book reviews

Word Power Made Easy – The book that millions trust to improve their English

Review of Banking Awareness Guide for Bank Exams & Interviews 

Read review of IBPS Clerk Guide for IBPS Clerk Written Exam 2014


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IT Employee? Here is the List of Bank Exams You Should Write

can software employees apply for bank jobs,IT employee apply for bank jobs,eligibility for IT employees bank exams There was a season when IT jobs were in hot demand among freshers in India.During the past few years, the demand for bank jobs has increased to a great extent.It has become so popular that already employed IT professionals are applying for bank exams in large numbers.

Hence here is the list of important banking exams & posts software engineers can apply for.


It is a well known that the Indian IT sector mostly relies on international markets for business.That was the reason why many IT employees lost their jobs during the recession period.


For the past couple of years public sector banks in India have been among the top employment generators.Last year, 20 govt. banks had collectively created 55,000 jobs.


 software employees to bank jobs


The primary reason citied by software guys is bank jobs offers a more stable & secure career compared to IT jobs.


Which IBPS Bank Exams Can you Apply?

IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) is the agency that takes care of recruitment activities for entry level jobs in govt. banks.


So if you are moving from any IT to banking, there are certain IBPS exams that you need to qualify to get jobs.Let us look at them below:


IBPS PO Exam:You must apply for this if you wish to become an officer (probationary officer) in a nationalized bank.

  • Pass in any degree
  • Age to be within 20 – 30yrs
  • Experience not required
  • Approximate monthly salary is Rs.22,000-25,000

Update:The IBPS PO 2015 notification was announced recently & registrations shall open in July.


IBPS Clerk Exam: To become a clerk, you should qualify in this recruitment process.

  • Pass in any degree
  • Aged between 20- 28yrs
  • Experience not compulsory
  • Approx. salary of Rs.14,000 – 18,000/ month

Dates:The IBPS Clerk 2015 notification is expected to be released in the month of August.


IBPS RRB Exam:Regional Rural Banks (RRB) are mostly present in rural areas to provide banking services for people living in those regions.There are 3 posts within this RRB structure that are suitable for IT workers.


Office Assistant: The job profile is similar to that of clerks in commercial banks.

  • Any degree
  • Aged between 18 – 28 years
  • Proficiency in the state`s local language (read,write & speak)

Officer (scale I):The candidate should have completed a degree & has to be within 18 – 30 yrs.He/ She must posses local language proficiency.


IT Officer (scale II):This job requires one year experience (any field)

  • Degree in Electronics/ Communication/ Computer Science/ IT with 50% marks aggregate.
  • Certificate in ASP, PHP, C++, Java, VB, VC, OCP etc. is desired.
  • Age to be between 21 – 32 years.

You can appear for Office assistant & Officer (scale I or II) exams by submitting two separate applications.


Update:Application process starts from July.See IBPS RRB 2015 exam notification


IBPS Specialist Officer Exam:This exam is specifically created for people who have specialized degrees.Some of the posts eligible for appointment are IT Officer, Agri officer, Law officer, Marketing officer etc..


IT Officer (scale I): If you had completed BE/Btech degree & wish to work in IT dept. of a public bank, this post should be on top of your list.

  • Age must be within 20 – 30yrs
  • 4 year Engineering Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ IT/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ ECE/ Electronics & Instrumentation
  • PG degree in the above disciplines are also accepted.

Dates:The IBPS Specialist Officer 2015 exam notification will be published in December 2015.


These are the IBPS bank exams that a person working in IT or software company can register.Since there is no limit on the no. of attempts, you may apply for all the 4 examinations as well or you may also checkout the other upcoming bank exams


If you still have doubts – ask us using the form below.

IBPS PO 2015 Notification Out | 15000 Jobs in Govt Banks

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IBPS had been entrusted with the task of conducting, evaluating & publishing results for an all India common test to facilitate filling of bank jobs.


Candidates clearing the test would be called for common interviews following which they have to register their order of preference among the participating 23 public sector banks or any other financial institution.


Checkout Eligibility conditions | Exam Books & Selection | Fee payments


Dates to Note:

Online registrations shall start from July 10 to August 1, 2015

PO /MT preliminary exam on October 3,4,10 & 11, 2015


Main examination on October 31st

Final allotments to be completed by April 2016


Am I Eligible to Register? 

If you wish to apply for IBPS bank PO exams 2015 here are the latest conditions:

  • Agelimit: 20 – 30 yrs (+3 yrs for OBC,+5 yrs for SC/ST) as on July 1, 2015
  • Should posses a degree from a recognized university as on Aug 1, 2015

Bank job aspirants would feel relaxed since the criteria mentioned earlier have been withdrawn.But this is expected to create more competition & higher cutoffs.


IBPS Exam New Pattern:

As mentioned earlier, the 2015 IBPS PO Exams shall follow a two stage process – Preliminary & Main Exam.Both shall be conducted only through online mode.

  • Prelims test will have 100 questions that should be answered within 1 hour.
  • Cutoffs would be fixed for each section & also for the total score, which you need to secure.

Candidates who qualify in the preliminary test will only be eligible for main examination.

  • Main exam would have 200 questions with a total duration of 2 hours.
  • You must achieve the cutoff scores (section-wise & total) to be called for common interviews.

For every wrong answer, negative mark of 0.25 would also be reduced in both prelim & main exam.


Books to prepare for IBPS Bank PO exams are now available online.Here are some top rated guides from renowned publishers that you can purchase & pay in cash on delivery.


* IBPS PO/ MT Exam Guide (latest edition + solved papers)Rs.300 – Buy online


Qualifiers of this main exam shall then proceed for common interviews following which combined scores are released.


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After the final results are announced, allotments/ appointments will be made to candidates based on their total scores & preference.(16,000 jobs created in 2014)


Fee & Registrations:

The application fees are fixed at Rs.100 (SC/ST) or Rs.600 (others) with the option of paying it through,


Online: (from Jul 10 – Aug 1): Visit ibps.in & click on the online application to fill the necessary details.After submitting the form, you would be directed to the online fee payment gateway.

    • Pay the appropriate fee amount using netbanking/credit or debit cards
    • After the transaction is complete, print the generated e-receipt
    • If application submission is successful, a registration number & password would be shown that has to be noted.

There is no option to pay the fees at any local banks.Everybody must pay online only.


You are also advised to take a print of the completely filled application form as it has to be produced at the time of interviews.


Read it here

The complete IBPS PO 2015 exam notification for bank jobs in India can be downloaded from their website here (.pdf)


And the online application link will be available after July 10, 2015.

SSC CHSL Exam 2015 Announced for Assistants & Clerks

SSC CHSL 2015,SSC CHSL 2015 notification,SSC CHSL exams 2015,SSC CHSL exam syllabusDuring the start of every year, many government jobs & exams are advertised across various departments in the Govt. of India.SSC CHSL 2015 notification is one such important event that was released recently.This Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination is mainly conducted for those who have completed class XII, which had made it an announcement to watch out.


Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will hold the CHSL 2015 exam recruitment of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants,Data Entry Operators & Lower Divisional Clerks in govt. ministries & central govt. offices.


Vacancies & Salary Details:

Here are the information about the no. of posts, approximate salary for the positions available through this CHSL exams:




Approx. salary / month

Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants (PA/SA)



Lower Divisional Clerks (LDC)



Data Entry Operators (DEO)




The salary mentioned above is only a starting range.It may differ slightly based on the city of posting & other allowances


Dates to Note:

Last date of online application: July 13, 2015

Exams to be held on November 1, 15  & 22, 2015


Who are Eligible?

To apply for SSC CHSL 2015 exam, you are required to satisfy certain eligibility conditions such as,

  • Agelimit: 18 – 27yrs as on 1.08.2015 (+5yrs: SC/ST,+3yrs:OBC +10yrs: PH)
  • Pass in Std.12 or equivalent as on Aug 1, 2015.

As the minimum educational qualification is 12th std, all those who have a degree from regular or distance education (must be from recognized university) are also eligible to apply.


Since these jobs are not part of banking sector, IBPS exam scores are NOT required to apply.


Exam Process:

SSC is to conduct an objective written examination for the above mentioned posts.

  • For Data Entry Operator, there will a written exam & skill test.
  • Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant & Lower Division Clerk: Written test & Typing test.

A proposal to conduct online exams is pending with the Govt. of India.If its approved, then this recruitment exam shall be held online too.


Here is the SSC CHSL exam pattern, which is common for all three posts:


ssc chsl exam 2015


There is negative marking for each wrong answer (0.25 marks).Except english language section, all the questions will be in English & Hindi.


Books: Are you looking to prepare for this SSC recruitment exam?Then you must take a look at the available guides to prepare.

* Click here to buy SSC CHSL Exam Guide for Rs.340 – Latest Online


How to Register?

Candidates interested to apply for the SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level can choose to submit their applications through online or offline mode.

  • The application fee is Rs.100 that can be paid online after submitting your registration form by transferring the amount via internet banking, debit/ credit cards/ SBI challan etc.,
  • Incase you opt to send the application form by post, the fee of Rs.100 should be paid by means of "Central Recruitment Fee Stamps (CRFS)" only.

FEE EXEMPTION: The following category of people are NOT required to pay application fees for this exam: All women candidates & those who belong to SC/ST, Physically Handicapped and Ex-servicemen.


More details here:

Before proceeding to apply, do remember to download the SSC CHSL 2015 Exam notification from the official website here.


The online application can be found at ssconline.nic.in till July 13.

Axis Bank Officers Recruitment 2015 – Last Date Extended!!

axis bank jobs,jobs in axis bank,axis bank young bankers program recruitmentAxis Bank has announced its 7th batch of Young Bankers Program (ABYB), a yearly event much similar to PO recruitment of govt. owned banks.While PSB`s conduct common exams through IBPS for their vacancies,private banks such as ICICI bank & Axis bank have joined with Manipal global education to train candidates and provide appointment.


Fresh graduates searching for private bank jobs, especially Axis bank jobs can benefit from this program.Instead of simply submitting your resumes on job portals hoping to get calls, the ABYB follows a straight forward approach.


On completion of training you will join Axis Bank as Assistant Managers.


Dates to note:

Online registrations close on June 28, 2015

The online tests shall be held from July 11 & 12

Interview process scheduled between July 22 -25


Who are Eligible:

To answer this question, we are reproducing the eligibility conditions specified for Axis bank young bankers event,

  • Aged between 21 - 25 yrs, as on April 1, 2015
  • Must be a graduate with 55% marks (any degree)
  • There are no relaxations in age or qualifications for SC/ST/OBC/PWD applicants
IBPS exam scores are not necessary; Anyone satisfying the above criteria can apply.


Process of Selection:

There shall be an online aptitude test running for 2 hours in the following subject areas,

Logical & Reasoning, English language, Quantitative/Numerical ability & Personality Assessment.

Applicants qualifying in this test will be invited for personal interview (PI).The exam dates, venue & time of test & PI will be informed to applicants by email.


Training & Joining:

axis bank young bankers program,axis bank po recruitment,jobs in axis bank,jobs in private banks axis bank Candidates thus shortlisted should join undergo 9 month on-campus sessions at Manipal University, Bangalore OR Amity Global Business School, Noida involving classroom lectures, seminars assignments, case studies etc.,& 3 month internship at Axis bank branch.

  • Rs.3.92 lacs is the cost to pursue this course.
  • You can pay the amount OR avail an educational loan from any bank.
  • During the course of training, monthly stipend of Rs.5000 (for 9 months) & Rs.12000 (for internship) would be paid. 
After completing 12 months of training, the candidates will be awarded PG Diploma in Banking Services & appointed as Customer Service Officer (Assistant manager grade) in Axis bank with an annual salary of Rs.4.01 lakhs.


No Bonds: The most important part to remember in this Axis bank officers recruitment young bankers program is – there is no service bond.

It means you need not sign any agreements promising to stay with the bank for pre-specified no. of years. 

Therefore the fees paid may also not be refunded after few years like in other private banks that conduct similar programs with manipal university.


How do I Apply?

There application fees of Rs.500 should be paid after submitting the online application. Further details on payment modes shall be sent via email.

  1. Visit the registration portal here
  2. If you are first time applicant, click on ‘Apply’ button located at the top right corner & fill in the application form.
  3. Previous year registrants may directly login using the ID, password & proceed to the form.

On submission, confirmation emails will be sent which have to be preserved as you may have to check the application status in future.


More details:

Individuals looking to apply for Axis Bank Young Bankers Program 2015 can look for more information from their dedicated webpage here

RBI Assistants Recruitment:Your Top 10 Doubts Answered Here

rbi logo,rbi assistants recruitment 2015,rbi recruitment 2015,reserve bank of india jobs,jobs in rbi 2015,rbi jobs 2015,reserve bank of india recruitments 2015The RBI assistants recruitment 2015-16 notification released recently has created lot of interest among bank job aspirants.Reserve Bank of India is similar to State Bank of India as both these organizations carry high brand value & both of them conduct their own recruitment process.To apply for these RBI jobs, you would want to know whether you are eligible or not.


RBI recently came out with 504 assistant vacancies for its offices throughout India. That is the reason why we have compiled the answers for 10 of your top doubts about applying for this RBI recruitment 2015


 RBI assistant recruitment eligible doubts


Question 1: Do I need IBPS exam scores for this recruitment?

Answer:  No.RBI will conduct a separate examination.So IBPS bank exam scores are not necessary.


Q 2: What is the age limit for applicants? Are there any relaxations?

A: Candidates should be between 18 – 28 years of age, as on June 1, 2015.For OBC category, the maximum age is 31 yrs & for SC/ ST it shall be 33 years.


Q 3: I am a widow/ divorced woman.Is there any special concession in age?

A: Women who is a widow or divorced & have not re-married can apply upto 38 years.


Q 4:  I have 49.9% in degree.Am I eligible?

A: No. Candidates must have scored atleast 50% as on July 3, 2015. Your marks in decimals should not be rounded off.


Pass in degree is enough for SC/ST/PWD applicants.No percentage required.


Q 5: I am currently doing my final semester/ I am waiting for the results.Can we apply?

A: If you have not received results or did not complete your degree by July 3, 2015 – you are NOT eligible.


Q 6: I know to speak Kannada (local language) but don’t know to read or write.May I apply for Bangalore office?

A: If you don’t know to read or write Kannada, you are not eligible to apply for Bangalore office.


So all candidates applying for assistant vacancies in a particular office must know to read, write & speak the local language of that state.


Q 7: I don’t have vacancies in my state.Can I apply for any other office?

A: Yes, you can apply for any office but you need to posses proficiency in the local language of that state you are registering for.


Q 8: Tell about RBI assistants salary structure.Was it increased recently like other banks?

According to the notification, the total salary for assistants is Rs.24,429/ month which includes many allowances such as transport, house rent etc.,


The monthly take home salary could be approx. Rs.20,000 (may vary based on place of posting)


Since Reserve Bank of India follows its own pay structure the latest salary increase for bank employees will not have any impact on this organization.


Q 9: Tell about RBI assistants exam pattern.Does it have descriptive test?

A: RBI will conduct an online examination on August 1, 8, 9 & 16th.It wont have descriptive paper & shall consists of objective tests only such as:

  • Reasoning
  • English language
  • Numerical ability
  • General awareness
  • Computer knowledge

Each section carries 40 marks & has 40 questions.Total: 200 marks (2 hours)


RBI Assistant Exam Books:

Were you searching for RBI exam books or guides?Then we suggest you to buy them online.


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Q 10: I am facing difficulties in registration form.What to do?

A: If there are any problems/errors while filling up the form, payment of fee, receive login details (register no., password) etc., you can send an email to “ibpso@ibps.in” by mentioning ‘RBI Assistant Examination’ in the subject of that message.


These were some of the commonly raised questions about RBI assistants recruitment & we hope our clarifications should clear them.


Do you have a different question?Use the form below to voice it out so we can help you.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Review: Topics Asked in Tests are Here

SBI PO exam 2015 review,SBI PO preliminary exam review,How was SBI PO exam,SBI PO exam experiencesThe biggest & most expected SBI PO recruitment exams 2015 have started.It is estimated that approximately 20-25 lakh candidates may have registered for these 2000 PO vacancies.Since the exam pattern has been changed from this year,candidates are eager to know about the preliminary exam review.Therefore we spoke with some candidates about their exam experiences to publish a review here.


The online preliminary examinations are to be conducted on June 20, 21, 27 & 28 across four different timings during morning and evenings.


The time mentioned in your call letter is the reporting time, which means you should be inside the hall by then.


The test would then be conducted after 30mins or 1 hour once the ID verification is over.So make sure to carry all the necessary documents/ proofs without fail.


How Many Questions?

The SBI PO exam pattern is well known that the preliminary test will have 100 questions under 3 sections:


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Each question carries 1 mark & for every 4 wrong answers, 1 mark will be reduced as

negative marking.


Topics asked: Based on the experiences shared by candidates, here are the topics for each section from which most questions were asked in the online test.


Reasoning:Syllogisms, Puzzles, Seating Arrangement , Coding-Decoding, , Inequalities, Direction Sense, Blood Relations etc.,.


We were told that atleast 4-7 problems were from Syllogisms, Puzzles & Seating arrangements alone.

Quantitative Aptitude:Data Interpretation,Simplification,Series, Profit/ Loss, Distance, Speed & Time, Simple & Compound interest,Quadratic Equations, Permutation, Combination & Probability.


Focus on practicing more DI, distance & time problems and number series related problems.


English Language:Para Jumbles, Reading comprehension,Cloze Test, Errors spotting & Fill in the blanks.Questions in this section were on expected lines.


While preparing, pay attention to reading comprehension, Error spotting & cloze test as these are easy sectors to score marks.


How to Allot Time:

SBI exam time management,topics to cover for SBI PO exam,allot time in SBI po examsYou have just 60 mins to answer 100 questions.So time allotment is the key to successfully complete the test.


Start the exam from a section that you are most confident as you cannot afford to lose time by choosing to solve difficult problems.


An ideal time plan for the SBI PO prelims is:

  • English – 10 mins
  • Reasoning – 20 mins
  • QA – 20 mins

Keep the last 5 minutes to check your responses online or perform any last minute solving.

There were some candidates who were strong in QA & Reasoning.They attended those questions first & gave the last 20 mins for English.

Whichever paper you start, don’t spend more than 20 mins in one section.


Since the SBI PO exams are conducted over 4 different days, the question papers will be different.But still, it shall be more or less from these topics only.


Therefore concentrate on practicing the concepts in these chapters, so you are able to answer them quickly.


The results of SBI PO prelims will be announced in the 2nd week of July 2015.


If you had attended the SBI PO exam already, do share your experience in the form below so that others may also benefit.

IBPS RRB Exam 2015 Announced for Jobs in Rural Banks

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The 1st IBPS RRB CWE was conducted in the month of September 2012.


For the current IBPS RRB CWE IV, 56 RRB`s are to participate.Those qualifying in this test are eligible to become an Officer (Scale I, II, III) or Office assistant positions in these organization.


Checkout their Eligibility | Books & Selection | Fees & Application



Online registrations of applications – July 8 to July 28, 2015

Written exam shall be conducted in the month of September 2015


Results are to be declared in October


What is the eligibility?

Inorder to apply for IBPS RRB Exam 2015, you must satisfy the following conditions,

  • Should have completed degree (any discipline) from a recognized university as on July 28, 2015.
  • Must posses proficiency in local language of the state where RRB is located.
  • pass in local language at std. X level or upto degree

The official language of each state is clearly specified in the notification itself.If you are not proficient in that language, you cannot apply for jobs in that particular state.


Agelimit: It is compulsory that candidates should fulfil the age conditions, as on July 1, 2015:

  • Office assistant: between 18 – 28 yrs
  • Scale I officer: above 18 & below 30 yrs
  • Scale II officer: above 21 & below 32 yrs
  • Scale III officer: above 21 & below 40 years

While the above are only for general category, relaxation applies for others. (max. age +3 yrs for OBC, +5 yrs for SC/ST)


Selection Process:

The IBPS RRB exam 2015 pattern shall have objective type questions for a total of 200 marks.The mode of examination is online.


Books: The latest editions of IBPS RRB exam books containing 2014 solved paper are yet available on bookstores.So wait for few more weeks to buy them.


The pattern is the same for Officers & Office assistants, while scale II, III have few extra papers.


Common Interviews have been introduced from this year onwards. Therefore qualifiers of the exam will have to attend just one interview. instead of appearing for each RRB interview.


Job Allotment:

Based on your exam & common interview performance, IBPS shall award scores that are valid for 1 year.Depending on these scores & your RRB preferences, IBPS will automatically allot you to a bank.

This means you need not attend interviews for each & every regional bank in your state.

By January 2016 all qualified candidates shall get their final allotments.


Registration Methods:

The application fees are fixed at Rs.100 (SC/ST) or Rs.600 (others) with the following options of payment,

  • Online: (from Jul 8 - 28): Visit ibps.in & click on the ‘RRB online application’ to fill the necessary details.After submitting the form, you would be directed to the online fee payment gateway.
    • Pay the appropriate fee amount using netbanking/credit or debit cards
    • After the transaction is complete, print the generated e-receipt

If application submission is successful, a registration number & password would be shown that has to be noted.


The registration process for IBPS RRB 2015 shall start only in July 2015.Do not ask for registration links before that.


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The detailed official notification of IBPS RRB Recruitment Common Exam 2015 can be downloaded from their website here (.pdf)

SSC CGL Exam Guide [Read Review Here & Buy]

SSC CGL exam booksIf you are searching for govt. jobs in India, SSC CGL exam is one important event that you shouldn’t miss.Since qualifiers of this combined graduate level exam are eligible for group B & C posts in Indian govt., there is a lot of competition among candidates every year.But how to prepare for SSC CGL exam from home could be your next question.


According to the SSC CGL 2015 notification, Tier I exams are to be conducted in the month of August.It shall be an online test with questions from the following sections:

  • General intelligence + reasoning
  • General awareness
  • Quantitative aptitude
  • English comprehension

While each of the above paper carries 50 marks, the total score for this test is 200 marks.


SSC CGL Guide Review

SSC CGL Exam Book Review 1We received many emails asking about which SSC CGL books to buy.Hence we are publishing the SSC CGL exam book guide review that should help in your preparations.


The book ‘SSC CGL Tier I Exam Master Guide’ is from Arihant publications, a leading name in competitive exam books category.With 740 pages between the covers, it is definitely a bulky one to carry. Click here to buy now for Rs.360


The page layout is designed in such a manner that doesn’t cause too much of eye strain.The paper quality is only average but is readable on the whole.


As per latest Syllabus: SSC had already clearly specified the SSC CGL 2015 exam syllabus in their notification itself.Hence the publishers of  this book have prepared the chapters that adhere to the official pattern.


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Topics such as Space visualization,Trends, Punched hole/ pattern, Social intelligence etc., have been allotted dedicated pages under General intelligence/ reasoning.


Previous year papers: SSC CGL previous year solved papers are provided along with answers & their explanations.


Since this is study guide, there are only 2 papers conducted in 2014.Click to buy the guide


Tips to Prepare: Once you open the book, there is a unit called ‘Master techniques’.It is given to tell you on how to prepare for each test paper.


We liked this feature as it provides an introduction about the chapter,tells you what kind of questions could be asked along with some tips to crack them.


Though it did not provide techniques for all the topics, they shall be of great help to all those who are not sure of what to expect in SSC CGL exams.


Question types in previous tests: While discussing each chapter, you will come across a portion titled ‘Trend Analysis’ where similar type of questions asked in previous SSC CGL exams (2011 - 2014) are listed.


By knowing this you get an idea of the type of questions asked so far enabling you to concentrate more on such problems.


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How many questions in each topic? There are some topics from which questions are repeatedly asked every year.As a candidate preparing for the SSC exams, how can you know those information? This guide shows you the way.

At the start of every new topic, a table with headline ‘Exam analysis’ is seen.It displays the no. of questions that were present previous year CGL exams from that specific chapter.

For example, under quantitative aptitude, 2 questions from ‘Averages’ are being asked every year since 2011.Such details are seen throughout the book.

By knowing this, you can focus on studying & practicing more problems related to those topics.


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Now to talk about negatives, the publishers could have given few more previous year solved papers as the current two sets are not sufficient.Similarly, the number of practice exercises are also very limited.If they have included these extras, it would been a complete study material.


Since the syllabus is publicly available, you may also refer NCERT books or even your school/college texts to understand the basics.


Once we get our hands on practice workbooks & previous year solved papers for SSC CGL exam, a separate review shall be published.

RBI Assistants Recruitment 2015-16 Notification Released

rbi logo,rbi assistants recruitment 2015,rbi recruitment 2015,reserve bank of india jobs,jobs in rbi 2015,rbi jobs 2015,reserve bank of india recruitments 2015The bank job season has begun it seems.One of the most expected RBI assistant recruitment 2015 for posts in its offices across India has started.RBI does not need any introduction as it is the premier bank of India that is responsible for framing policies,help the financial situation in various sectors & provide adequate safeguards for the nation`s economy.


Above all, it is from here the coins & currencies are issued.The head office of Reserve bank of India is at Mumbai.


As per the RBI assistant recruitment notification, it does NOT require a candidate to have appeared for IBPS common bank exams.


See Who are eligible | Exam details & Books | No. of posts | Registrations


Events Date:

Online registration of applications from June 12 to July 3, 2015

Written exam in the 1st week of August (Aug 1, 8, 9 & 16)


Vacancies & Payscale:

Assistant – 504 posts – approx. salary of Rs.22,546



Inorder to apply for RBI Assistant Jobs, one must satisfy the following conditions,

  • Aged between 18 – 28 yrs as on 1.06.2015 (category relaxation applies)
  • Should have min. 50% marks in degree (UG) aggregate (only for gen/obc) as on July 3, 2015
  • Has to posses knowledge of computer operations (MS-Office, Word etc)
  • IBPS common exam scores are not required

Language proficiency (read/ write & speak) related to the state you apply is required.


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Selection Process:

The RBI assistants recruitment exam 2015 shall have an Online test comprising of objective type (computer based) questions for 200 marks in the following sections:

i) Reasoning (ii) English (iii) Numerical Ability (iv) General awareness &
(v) Computer Knowledge

It is necessary to qualify & secure minimum marks in each test to qualify for personal Interview stage.There will be negative marks for each wrong answer wherein 0.25 marks would be deducted.


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Based on the no. of vacancies in each zone only those ranking at the top shall be shortlisted for it.For final selection the marks in written test & interview would be considered.



Registration & Fee Details:

The application fee of Rs.450 (Gen/OBC) & Rs.50 (SC/ST) can be paid through online or offline means.There is no fee for SC/ST/PWD/ExSm/Staff candidates.


Applicants are to specify their individual/ father/ husband names correctly with proper spelling as it appears on marksheets.Any differences may lead to disqualification of candidates from taking part in this RBI 2015 recruitment.


Online: Fill the online application & choose ‘online payment’ option to transfer money immediately using Debit/ Credit/ ATM cards or Netbanking.
  • After successful transfer, a registration no. & password would be generated which you`ll have to take note.
  • If the amount was deducted but application did`nt go through due to some error, re-apply again.The transferred amount shall be refunded back to your account in due course.

Remember to take a print of the e-receipt & online registration form as proof of completing the registration process.


Official Notice

The RBI assistants recruitment 2015 notification is available on their website which you can download from the page here.


For online registration form - proceed here to apply online 

SBI PO Exam 2015: Know What To Do & Not To Do [Must Read]

What to bring for SBI PO Exam,Documents to bring for SBI PO Exam,SBI PO Prelims Exams PatternThe SBI PO recruitment 2015 is different compared to previous years.One important change is related to the selection pattern as State Bank of India decided to conduct two tier examinations similar to SSC CGL exams.Due to this candidates SBI PO exams may look different for many candidates who have already registered.Hence, we tell you the things to note for the upcoming SBI PO prelims exam.


By now, we believe all those who had applied for the recruitment are sure of the exam pattern.For those who are not sure, here it is:


SBI PO preliminary test pattern


As you can see from the above image, the preliminary test will be conducted on June 20, 21, 27 & 28th at various centres across India.The online test shall have 3 papers for a total of 100 marks to be answered in 1 hour.


Documents you Must Bring:

There are certain things that you should submit at the exam hall before starting the test.Let us look at those items.

  • Call letter with your recent passport size photo pasted in the space provided.
  • One photo identity proof (original & one photocopy) such as passport/ Aadhaar/ PAN Card/ Driving License/ Voters ID/ Bank Passbook with duly attested Photograph/ ID card issued by college or university.

The call letter & ID proof photocopy should be handed over to the invigilator at the hall.So you won’t be allowed to take part in the test if you do not produce any 1 of the above documents.

A candidate is required to sign on the call letter in the presence of the hall incharge only.So don’t put your signature at home.


SBI has activated the online link to download call letters: Click here to get yours.Make SBI PO exam call letter, What to bring for SBI PO examsure to take a print of the form & complete the mentioned steps.


Answering the Test:

The ID verification stage is over & its time for you to start the exam.See below for the points to keep in mind while taking the test.

  • OMR sheets will not be provided as the entire test is computer based. You need to read the questions displayed on the screen & select the correct answer from the 5 options.
  • Rough sheets shall be given for performing calculation work.After the test is over, you should hand over this sheet to the invigilator.Do not carry it with you outside the hall as it may lead to your disqualification.
  • All questions except those under ‘English Language’ will be available in Hindi & English.
  • You are not allowed to submit the answer sheet before the entire test time is over
  • Never press any keys on the keyboard as it could lock your test completely.
  • If your computer system is not working or hangs during the test, inform the invigilator immediately.Do not try to rectify it yourself OR ask for help to the person sitting near you.

Negative mark of 0.25 will be reduced for each wrong answer in the objective tests.No marks shall be deducted for unanswered questions.


Results & Main Exam - When?

Once the SBI PO preliminary exam is over, you can expect its results to be announced in the 2nd week of July 2015.


Only those who have qualified in it shall be able to appear for the main examination on August 1 (see SBI PO exam calendar)

As per SBI, approximately 40,000 candidates are to be shortlisted for the main exams.The minimum cutoff scores shall be fixed accordingly.

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We hope this article would have helped you understand about the test procedure.Incase you have any doubts, ask it through the form below.

IDBI Bank Manipal Recruitment 2015 for Asst. Manager Jobs Out

idbi-bank-logo,idbi bank assistant managers recruitment 2015,idbi bank recruitment 2015 notification,idbi bank recruitment 2015,IDBI Bank Manipal School of Banking PO RecruitmentThe IDBI Bank (Industrial Development Bank of India) recruitment notification of Assistant Manager has been announced for 2015 batch.IDBI Bank with headquarters in Mumbai is one of the largest public sector banks in India that mainly caters to corporate & SME concerns.


This recruitment is for admission into IDBI Manipal School of Banking which was formed as a result of the tie-up between IDBI Bank & Manipal Global.


As part of it, selected candidates shall be enrolled for the 1 year Post Graduate Diploma  in Banking & Finance course.


On successful completion, they will be awarded PGDBF from Manipal University & appointed as Assistant Manager in IDBI Bank



Assistant Manager (grade A) – 500 posts [Gen – 253, OBC – 135, SC – 75, ST - 37]


When to apply?

Registration of applications from June 10 to 24, 2015

Online Test shall be held on August 8th



Those looking to apply for this IDBI bank asst.manager recruitment must fulfil the following conditions, as on June 1, 2015

  • Should have completed graduation (any degree)
  • Agelimit: 20 – 28 yrs (+3yrs for OBC, +5yrs for sc/st, +10yrs for PWD)
  • Must be proficient in computer operations

Those in final year/ semester are also eligible to apply provided they submit at the time of Interview, a proof of having passed the degree exam on or before June 24, 2015



There will be an online written test for 200 marks.It shall contain questions from Reasoning, English, Quantitative aptitude & General awareness.

To prepare for these tests, you can make use of the below reference material.

* IDBI Bank Asst.Manager Exam Guide – Rs.250 – Buy online (latest edition)


About the Course

The fees for this programme is Rs.3,50,000 that can be availed by candidates as education loan from IDBI bank itself.


Since you would be an employee of the bank after training, EMIs for the loan amount shall be recovered from your monthly salary.

During the training period, you would be paid Rs.2500 for the first 9 months & Rs.10000 for last 3 months as stipend.

Agreement: At the time of joining, all selected candidates will have to execute a 3 year service bond.Incase you leave the bank within 3 years, Rs.2 lakh + outstanding loan dues must be paid to the organization.


Registration & Fees

The application fee is Rs.700 (Gen/OBC) & Rs.100 (SC/ST/PWD) has to be paid only through Internet before June 24th

  • Visit www.idbi.com & open the online application link placed under ‘careers’ link
  • Fill in the required details such as personal, educational etc., carefully
  • Complete the online payment using Debit/ Credit card or Net banking facility  & take a print of the e-receipt.
  • After submitting the application, you will see the registration no. & password on the screen that you need to note.These details would also be sent via email & SMS

Applicants can download their call letters for the examination from the bank`s website after July 16.


Read the notice:

Aspirants who wish to apply for IDBI Manipal Assistant Manager recruitment 2015 can download the notification from their website here.The online application is available here

How to Solve Syllogism Questions [Methods Explained]

solve syllogism possible If you are preparing for bank exams, understanding the basic concepts on solving a particular questions is very important.Of all the sections, reasoning & quantitative aptitude are the two areas that most candidates feel tough to crack.Therefore we thought of explaining few topics that form part of the question paper regularly.Lets start it with an article on How to solve syllogism questions.


Most bank exams have at least 3-5 questions dedicated to the syllogism. If one knows the right approach, this can be your high scoring section.


Here, we will look at solving Syllogism using the Venn Diagram approach along with a few solved examples.

What are Syllogisms

A syllogism is a kind of logical argument that applies deductive reasoning to arrive at a conclusion based on two or more premises (also called propositions) that are asserted or assumed to be true.


The conclusion asserts no more than what is already contained, implicitly, in the premises. If it does, the syllogism is invalid.


An important thing to be kept in mind is that one has to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts.


Types of Premises

A premise is a statement which comprises of two terms; a subject and a predicate, connected by a relation.

  • Subject is that about which something is said and
  • Predicate states something about the subject.

If another premise contains one of these terms (known as the common term), we can deduce a relation between the non-common terms.


There are four types of premises.


All A are B

The general representation of this premise is as shown below:


But there may be a case where A=B, then also this premise is true.


No A are B

This premise is represented as:



Some A are B

It can be depicted as:


The shaded portion denotes the premise.


NOTE: Looking at this general representation, one may perceive that if ‘some A are B’ then ‘some A are not B’.


But the following cases can also imply ‘Some A are B’:

- All B are A.

- All A are B.

- A and B are identical.




We can see that in the case where

(i) A is a subset of B or

(ii) A=B,


the premise ‘some A are not B’ does not hold true.


Some A are not B


This premise can also be represented as



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Solving Syllogisms using Venn diagram

Venn diagram method is an effective and precise method to solve syllogism problems.You can follow the below steps to answer them:

  • In order to solve a syllogism, first draw the standard diagram based on the given statements.
  • Then try to check which of the given conclusions follow in every possible case.
  • If a conclusion is true for one case but is negated for the other possible representation, it is not considered as a conclusion.
  • In other words, a conclusion follows only if it is true for all the possible cases.

Now we shall look into some examples of solving syllogisms by Venn diagram method which will help understand the topic better.


Example 1:


Some reds are crows.

All crows are yellows.

All yellows are rabbits.



I. All crows are rabbits.

II. Some yellows are reds.

III. Some reds are rabbits.



From the first statement, some reds are crows. This can be represented as:


Next statement says all crows are yellows. So the circle ‘yellow’ must engulf ‘crow’.


Next we have all yellows are rabbits. So the circle ‘rabbit’ engulfs ‘yellow’.


This is the standard representation of all the statements taken together.Now we shall check the conclusions based on this representation.


Conclusion I: All crows are rabbits

From the diagram, we can see that the circle ‘rabbit’ engulfs the circle ‘crow’. So conclusion I follows.


Conclusion II: Some yellows are reds

We can see that the circles ‘yellow’ and ‘red’ intersect each other. So conclusion II also follows.


Conclusion III: Some reds are rabbits

We can see that the circles ‘rabbit’ and ‘red’ intersect each other. So conclusion III also follows.


Hence all of the given conclusions follow.


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Example 2:


All cars are bikes

Some bikes are ships

All ships are planes



I. At least some planes are bikes.

II. Some bikes are cars.

III. All planes are cars is a possibility.



From the given statements, the standard diagram can be drawn as:



From this, we can say that conclusions I and II follow, but III does not.

But we can have another representation of the given statements as below:



Here all conclusions follow.


Conclusion III says all planes are cars is a possibility, it does not mean that it has to be definitely true. So, even if we have a single case where all planes are car, the conclusion follows.


Hence all the conclusions follow.



1. The conclusion ‘At least some A are B’ is true if ‘some A are B’ or ‘all A are B’.

2. A conclusion containing words like ‘possible’ or ‘possibility’ is true if it holds true for any of the possible scenarios.


If there is one such conclusion, try all the possible cases and check if any of the case the conclusion is true.


Example 3:


Some cameras are laptops.

Some laptops are phones.

Some phones are tablets.



I. At least some tablets are cameras

II. There is a possibility that all tablets are laptops

III. No tablet is a laptop



From the given statements, the standard diagram can be drawn as:


According to this diagram, conclusion III follows.


But there’s a conclusion with the word ‘possibility’.So we’ll check if any such case is possible.


In that case, the diagram would look like:


But in this case, conclusion III does not follow.


Thus either conclusion II or conclusion III follows.Thats it.!!


We hope the diagrams & explanations might help you remember the methods involved to solve syllogism questions during the exams.


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