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Public sector banks are facing competition from private banks & have already started new branches in rural & semi-urban areas.Also with increasing no. of retirements in senior cadre, govt. banks are made to recruit new people every year.
Do you know? Over 1.5 crore candidates have appeared for bank exams conducted by IBPS during the last 3 years & 50,000 vacancies (approx.) were filled in Indian banks last year.
The following article will help you to easily navigate through
The table has all necessary details about the latest bank exams/ jobs in 2015 that you would look for at first sight.

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
IBPS SO / Specialist Officers Exam December 10 Jan 2016
Andhra Bank Manipal PO Recruitment Dec 1 Dec 27, 2016
ICICI Bank PO Recruitment Dec 31 Jan/Feb 2016
SSC Exam 2016 Calendar SSC CGL in Feb 2016 May
SBI Clerk Recruitment -expected in 2016-  
SBI associate banks recruitment -expected in 2016-  



Exam Book Reviews

Now you can read the reviews of exam books before going to purchase them.All the books below are personally reviewed by our team.
Name of the book

IBPS Clerk 2015 Exam BooksClick here to read review of clerk exam guide

Books for IBPS PO 2015 Exam – Click here to read IBPS PO book review

Ready for IBPS RRB Exams? See here for IBPS RRB exam book reviews

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

Read review of How to crack bank interviews (with answers)

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

Review of Banking Awareness Guide for Bank Exams & Interviews 


Exam & Interview Preparations

Don’t scramble on the internet searching on how to prepare for a specific exam.We have made things easier for you by providing all the required information below:


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What to Wear for Bank Interviews? Dress Code & Ideas Here

what dress to wear for bank interview indiaWhat dress should I wear for Bank Interviews may sound like a silly question to ask someone but do you know that the way you dress up also carries a certain mark in bank Interviews? While many candidates were confused on the best dress to wear for interview, we are putting up this article.This should serve as a guide for all those getting ready to appear for the upcoming IBPS or other bank job interviews. 


You may have scored very good marks in the written test & would have also prepared well for the interviews.But that is not enough.

The panel members will form an idea on whether you are fit for the job or not even before the real interview starts, just as you walk into that room.

Your dressing tells a lot about your character, commitment, attitude, focus etc.,


Dress Code for Bank Interviews

Bank jobs are considered prestigious in the society.Hence you are required to dress up for the interview like a true professional. [images courtesy: amazon.in]


interview dress for males

Interview Dress for Males: There is no other special attire for male candidates apart from dressing in formals.

  • Full sleeve shirt (avoid party or designer wear).
  • Formal pant (Black, Brown,Navy Blue, Grey colours preferred)
  • Belt (no trendy belts, please)
  • Black or Brown Formal Shows (stay away from sports shoes, canvas, slippers)
  • Tie (not compulsory)

Apart from the dress, you should also concentrate on your looks,

  • Shirt should be neatly tucked.
  • Comb your hair, guys
  • Long haired? Then apply gel or oil to keep them in order or use a band.
  • Clean shaven look is a must.Those who have to maintain a beard, kindly trim it.
  • Use a clean pair of socks.

Should I wear a suit?

Blazers/ Business suits are not necessary for bank interviews & we don’t recommend you to buy them just for this day.


If you are wearing a leather jacket to keep yourself warm, remove it before entering the interview room.You wouldn’t want to look like a gangster.


Interview Dress for Girls/ Females: You are attending an interview for job in a public sector bank.So here are your options to look great.

interview dress for girls

  • Salwar Kameez is the best choice.Cotton salwars will give you an elegant look (avoid mirror/chumki work, low necklines, sleeveless stuff etc.,)
  • Dupattas/ shawl is compulsory for salwars & must be properly pinned.
  • Saree can also be worn but only if you feel comfortable in it.
  • Do not opt for a saree if you haven't tried it anytime before.
  • Leggings & Jeans – A strict no.
  • Flat sandals or Cut shoes are perfectly okay.Just be sure it goes well with your costume.
  • Heels can also be used but keep let it be medium.

Coming to your looks, here are some things that you need to care about,

  • Tie your hair.Use clips or headband to keep them in place.
  • Free hair is fine only if it doesn’t create a mess for you.
  • Keep your jewelry to the minimum (a neck chain, earrings, few bangles are more than enough).
  • Makeup is not necessary.Just make sure you look fresh.
  • If you still want to put on some makeup, keep it low.Avoid dark shades.

Can I wear a sweater?

Yes, you are allowed to sweater but let that be a simple one.Don’t go for overpowering designs with monstrous faces, letters & words on it.


Its not your dress that describes who you are.BUT, the first impression definitely carries a huge advantage & decides the final outcome of the Interview mostly.


Have you decided on the interview dress?Share it via comments & hear what others say about it.

RBI Grade B Officers 2015 Phase I Results - Phase II Details Explained

The RBI Grade B Officers Exam 2015 Results (Phase I) have been announced.This is part of the recruitment of Officers in Reserve Bank of India under Grade B cadre.Since RBI is often called the banker to banks, their working & job profiles are always different.That is the reason why RBI hires for vacancies through their own selection process while other public sector banks follow IBPS common exam route.


The RBI Grade B Notification 2015 for 134 vacant positions was released in the month of October.They had proposed to conduct two stages of online test – Phase I & II to shortlist candidates for final selection.


2800 Qualify in Phase I

The RBI Grade B phase I exams were held on November 22, 2015 at various centres across India.It was like any other bank exam of 120 minutes with the paper consisting of sections (i) General Awareness (ii) English Language (iii) Quantitative Aptitude and (iv)Reasoning.


In just a weeks time, the bank has declared the results by publishing a list of 2836 candidates who have successfully cleared the phase I test.You may download the document directly from their website here (.pdf)


The objective exam was for 200 marks.Inorder to get selected for Phase – II, you should have secured the minimum cutoff in each test & also on the total score.


Candidates can get to know their marks & category-wise phase I cutoff within the next 2 weeks.


Phase II Exam is Next

The RBI Grade B Phase II exams are scheduled to happen on December 7, 2015.It is also an online test but for 300 marks as it will have 3 different sections.


RBI Grade B Phase II Pattern


Here are the recommended books to prepare for RBI grade B phase II exams

Some important information about the Phase II are:

  • The tests will be in Morning & Afternoon shifts.Candidates have to appear for both.
  • Paper I & II are compulsory.Paper III will have questions from optional subjects.
  • Since the English paper is to test your writing skills, you should type the descriptive (long format) answers in the computer itself.No paper sheets will be provided.

You may refer the previous year`s RBI phase II questions papers from their website here


There would be separate admit letters (hall tickets) for morning & noon shift which can be downloaded from RBI website 1 week before the exam.So remember to visit them at that time.

[NEW] IBPS SO (Specialist Officer) Exam 2016 Notification – Details Here

IBPS SO 2015,IBPS SO 2016,ibps specialist officers exam 2015-2016,ibps specialist officers recruitment 2016,specialist officers jobs 2015 2016,ibps specialist officer common test 2016 The IBPS SO a.k.a IBPS Specialist Officer Exam 2016 for recruitment of specialist officer vacancies in public sector banks has been announced.Since the notification is being released in November, joining/allotments will happen in 2016 – 2017.


Although banks are said to be more interested in appointing officers with specialized knowledge than generalists, the number of vacancies created in previous years for such people were only low.


Directly read about eligibility, selection process, books to prepare & registration methods


What is IBPS SO V Exam?

The IBPS SO 2015 – 16 or Specialist Officer recruitment is currently being conducted for the 5th consecutive year & that is the reason why you see the letter ‘V’ being mentioned in the notice. Click here for exam process & books list


The posts available for qualifiers of this selection process are: 

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Successful candidates will get posted as specialist officers in any of the 18 participating govt banks across India.


Note the Dates:

Online Registrations/ Applications from November 23 to December 10, 2015

Date of written exam (online) – January 30, 31 2016


Interviews to be held in March 2016

Final allotments shall be completed in April 2016


Who are Eligible?

The eligibility criteria for registrants to fulfill for this IBPS SPL V are listed below for each discipline.Read them carefully as you wont be allowed to apply if you don’t posses any one.

  • Age should be 20 - 30 years as on Nov 1, 2015 (add +3 yrs for OBC, +5yrs for SC/ST, +10yrs for PWD)
  • Must have completed graduation as on December 10, 2015 in any of the following streams:
I.T.Officer 4 year BE/ Btech in UG or PG in IT/ Computer science/ Computer applications/ Electronics/ ECE/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Electronics & Telecommunication OR

Any degree with DOEACC level ‘B’ certificate.
Agriculture field officer 4 yr Degree in agriculture OR subjects related to agri. sciences such as Horticulture, Veterinary Science, Pisciculture
HR/ Personnel officer Any UG degree & PG in Personnel management/ Industrial relations/ HR/ Social work/ Labour law
Marketing officer Any UG degree & 2 yr MBA/ MMS (marketing)/ PGDBA/ PGDBM  with marketing specialization
Law Officer Degree in Law (LLB) & enrolled as advocate in Bar council


* Except those who are applying for IT officer, applicants registering for other post should have studied computers/ IT as a subject in high school/ college or any institute & hold a degree/ diploma or certificate.


There are no Scale II or III exams in this year`s recruitment.ou


Are you not clear about the eligibility conditions? Then you should read IBPS SO eligibility doubts answered article where we have clarified all your real doubts.


Testing Methods

IBPS had taken the online route for PO & clerical CWEs. Similarly specialist officer examination would also be a computer based test.


But it will have main examination only.So you need not worry about the prelims.

  • Online written exam to be conducted at various centres in India in January 2016
  • 200 objective questions for a total of 200 marks & duration of 120 minutes. 

A paper/ section on ‘Professional Knowledge’ for 75 marks would have questions from the subject related to the post you apply (Agriculture for agri field officers, Computers & IT for IT officer, Marketing for marketing officer etc.,).



Since there are books/ guides available for IBPS specialist officer cwe, preparations wont be a difficult job.Listed below are some good reference materials for each post:


* IT Officer Guide (with professional knowledge) – Rs.489 – Click to buy online 


* Agriculture Officer Guide – Rs.292 – Click here to Buy online



Eventhough you are eligible for all positions, application must be submitted for any one post.Fee of Rs.100 (SC/ST) or Rs.600 (others) must be paid between Nov 23 – Dec 10 via

Online – through netbanking, credit/ debit cards.The facility is made available at the IBPS website itself.

As proof of successful payment do not forget to print the e-receipt after funds transfer.These original receipts should be handed over at the exam venue.

  • After collecting the necessary details, proceed to submit the online  application form given at www.ibps.in
  • If registered successfully, you will receive an email or sms with a reg. number & password that must be noted to download or print call letters in future.

Candidates are required to produce their documents & certificates at the time of Interview.Therefore make sure to specify your details correctly in the online application form.


Read Notification Carefully

Those interested in IBPS Specialist Officers exam 2016 can download the notification directly from their official website here (pdf file)

IBPS SPL Officer 2016 Eligibility - See Who Can & Cannot Apply

The IBPS SO (Specialist Officer) Recruitment Notification 2015 – 2016 is the gateway for candidates with professional degrees to apply for bank jobs.With vacancies such as IT officer, HR officer, Agriculture officer, Marketing officer to be filled through this selection process, there are different eligibility conditions for each.Hence we are providing the clarifications for some of your frequent doubts on IBPS SO 2015 exams.


Unlike PO & Clerk, the specialist officer job profile is more related to one specific sector only.That’s the reason why IBPS SO notification has individual criteria for each position as candidates shall appointed only in those specific departments.


Things covered in here: IT officer Doubts | Agri officer Doubts | Marketing/ HR Doubts


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We have categorized your questions post-wise in such a way it benefits those who are looking to apply for them.


Your Doubts about IT Officer Eligibility

Individuals with engineering or technology degree (BE/ BTech) in the following disciplines eligible to apply for IT Officer (scale I).

  • UG or PG in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation OR
  • Any graduate with DOEACC ‘B’ level certificate

The course duration should have been 4 years.


Q: I have completed BE/ B.Tech Mechanical engineering.

A: You are not eligible to apply


Q: Should I need experience for IT Officer position?

A: No.Freshers are also eligible


Q: I did my degree through correspondence (distance education).Shall I apply?

A: Yes.


Q: Are Electrical & Electronics/ Electrical engineering degree holders eligible?

A: No.EEE is not mentioned under the list of educational qualifications given in the notification.So its not possible to apply.


Q: Can MCA graduates apply for IT Officer?

A: Yes.Ofcourse.


Q: I will complete my course in May 2016 / I am in final semester/year.

A: You must be a graduate as on December 10, 2015.So final year students are not eligible for IBPS SO recruitment.


Q: Any good books for IBPS IT Officer exam that covers Professional Knowledge?

A: Here is a list of important reference materials – study guide & practice book to prepare for IT officer exam 2016.

We recommend you to buy the above book as it combines a guide + workbook & previous year solved papers.


Your Agriculture Officer Eligibility Doubts

To submit application for Agricultural Field Officer, you need to posses these qualifications:

  • 4 yr Degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Animal Husbandry/
    Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Agro Forestry/ Agri. Engineering/ Pisciculture/ Agri Marketing & Cooperation/ Fishery Science /Co-operation & Banking

Q: I have done BSc. Agriculture.Am I eligible?

A: No.IBPS is asking for 4 yr course, while B.Sc would be 3 yrs only.


Q: I am having 3 years experience in software MNC.Can I apply for Agri.officer?

A: If you are agriculture graduate, then you are eligible to apply.Experience doesn’t matter.


Q: I did Agri in UG & MBA in PG.Will I be able to apply?

A: Yes, you are eligible for AFO position since you had completed agri in UG.


Q: Books List for Agriculture officer exam?

A: The below books should help you in preparing:


* IBPS Agri Officer Guide – Rs.269 – Buy Online here

* Agri Officer Professional Knowledge Workbook – Rs.184 – Buy Online


Marketing & HR Officer Eligibility Doubts

To become a Marketing Officer, you need

  • To complete any degree in UG & Full time MMS/ MBA/ PGDBA/ PGDBM with specialization in marketing.

For HR Officer vacancy,

  • Any degree in graduation & PG degree (regular) in Personnel Management/ Industrial Relations/ HR/ HRD/ Social Work /Labour Law is necessary.

Q: I completed MBA through distance education.Is it eligible?

A: No.Candidates applying for HR & Marketing vacancies should have done their PG degrees ONLY through regular colleges (2 year course).


Q: I have only UG degree.Can I still apply for HR or Marketing officer?

A: No.You need post-graduation.


And here are the books list

HR Officer: IBPS HR Office Study & Practice Guide – Rs.430 – Buy Online


Marketing Officer: IBPS Marketing Officer Guide – Rs.260 – Buy Online


Dual Specialization in MBA?

Candidates who had opted for dual specialization in their MBA are confused on whether they are eligible for this IBPS specialist officer exam 2016.The preceding explanations should help them get clarity.


Q: I did MBA with Finance as major & HR as minor specialization.Can I apply for HR officer?

A: Since HR is your minor specialization, you are NOT eligible.


Q: I had Marketing as major & Finance as minor.What about me?

A: You are eligible for Marketing Officer post.


Your major specialization should be either in HR for HR Officer or Marketing for Marketing Officer.Anything apart from are not be eligible.


Computer Certificate Necessary

Candidates applying for Agri officer, Marketing Officer, HR Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari & Law Officer,

Should have studied Computers or IT as one of the subject in their High School or College or Institute.

If not, then they must hold a certificate or diploma in computer operations or language. This is an important eligibility conditions &  hence would be verified at the time of Interview.


All those registering for IT Officer are not required to have this certificate.


For more info on eligibility, application process etc, remember to read through our detailed article on IBPS Specialist Officer 2016 notification here.

IBPS PO Mains 2015: Scores & Cutoffs Out | 40,000 Pass Exams

IBPS PO Mains 2015 cutoffs,IBPS PO main cutoff scores,How many passed IBPS PO Exams 2015The cutoff scores of IBPS PO main exam was only of the most expected results in recent times.Earlier the passouts of IBPS PO V (2015) were only able to know their status (pass/fail) but now the institute has made it to know their real scores along with the cutoff scores for each category.


To apply for probationary officer jobs in public sector banks, IBPS for the first time introduced Preliminary & Main exams.


IBPS PO prelims results were declared in the month of October 2015.All those who qualified in this exam appeared for the main written exam on October 31st.


40,763 candidates have successfully qualified in the IBPS PO Mains 2015.


Scores now Online:

In less a week after releasing the results, candidates can now check their scores at the IBPS website here that can be accessed by entering your roll/ registration no. & password/ date of birth


With the scores out, you will be able to analyze what & where things went wrong. Remember to make a note of your scores along with the IBPS PO mains cutoffs that could help you for future preparations.


IBPS PO Mains Cutoffs – Here It Is

The process followed by IBPS for arriving at standard scores are complex as it involves equating, normalizing etc


Sectional Cutoff: To qualify in the common test, you need to have secured a minimum score in each of these test papers:






Quantitative aptitude








English language




Computer knowledge




General awareness





If your score is not above the required limit even in any one section, you are treated as ‘FAIL’.


Total Score Cutoffs: This is the minimum score that candidates should secure on their totals.This has nothing to do with your number of attempts as both are different.



Cutoffs on Total (s out of 200)

General / OBC 76
Scheduled Caste (SC) 50
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 47.75


It is calculated based on the following formula:

Total score: Scores in Reasoning + English + Computer + General Awareness + Computer Knowledge

A candidate is considered qualified only if he/she has scored equal to or above the fixed cutoffs mentioned in the above tables.


The official notification on the cutoff scores & steps involved in calculating it can be verified from this page here.


We had earlier posted about the expected PO cutoffs based on feedback received from few candidates.Though we are quite near the sectional cutoffs, our expectation of total cutoffs was too high.


Sorry for the mixup.We intend to take this incident as a learning experience & be more careful in the coming future.


If you were unsuccessful in IBPS PO Main Exam 2015, do not get bogged down & enter a state of depression.


There are many bank exams such as Andhra Bank Manipal PO recruitment & popular govt exams including the SSC CGL 2016.So its your time to start fresh once again.

Crack IBPS Clerk Exam 2015 | 15 Days Final Plan & Cutoff Methods

How to crack IBPS Clerk Prelims,IBPS Clerk Exam Study Plan,Expected IBPS Clerk Cutoffs,Last minute preparation for IBPS Clerk prelims 2015The big day for clerk job aspirants is round the corner as the call letter for IBPS Clerk Exam 2015 is available now.For the first time ever bank clerical exams are to be conducted in two stages – Prelims & Main Exams.With exactly 3 more weeks remaining for the preliminary test, here is the final study plan to crack IBPS clerk exam that many were asking.


The date of online prelims examination is – 5, 6, 12 & 13 December 2015.So you have just 15 more days to learn, practice & get ready for India`s only exam to recruit for clerk posts in govt banks.


Last 2 Weeks – Things you Should Do:

We had earlier published a detailed 60 day study plan for IBPS clerk covering all the necessary topics to cover.So I hope most of you might have started the clerk exam preparations in advance as well.


So here are the things that you need to do in the next 15 days.


Week 1: Settle down with a list of topics that you need to concentrate.Incase you have missed some chapters, this should be your time to study them one last time.

  • This is your revision period.See if you have understood the concepts, steps to follow in solving them etc.,
  • Incase you are weak in a section, allot more time everyday to learn it specifically.
  • While revising, prepare a notebook with shortcuts, formula & speed tips.This will be extremely useful for last minute preparations.

Get a practice workbook that contains atleast 20 different sets & begin answering those exercises.I am giving a popular title that will useful for practicing.Checkout IBPS Clerk 30 Practice Sets Workbook for Rs.180 to buy online


Final Week 2: We will have just 7 more days for IBPS prelims now.Don’t try to learn anything new during this period as it may lead to unnecessary anxiousness & confusion.

  • Start taking up online mock tests.We would recommend IBPS Clerk Online Mock Tests (20 Tests) for Rs.399 – Click here to Buy 
  • Complete 5 tests initially to know how your current level.
  • A detailed report is given at the end of the each mock test showing your performance in each test, time taken, accuracy etc.,
  • Now using these reports, improve on your work areas while attending the remaining mock tests.

The IBPS clerk prelims could be easy BUT with just 1 hour to complete 100 questions, you need to extremely swift in answering.So reserve the final weeks only for practice.


PRACTICE is the only way to work to perfect your time management & accuracy skills.


I am Starting Only Now.What To Do?

If you were not able to spend time in preparing due to current work or various other reasons, then the following tips may save you:

  • Begin by taking online mock tests straightaway.Of the 20 mocks available here for Rs.399, attend the first 5.
  • Make a note of your strong & weak topics in each section that is displayed after each test.
  • Look at the test report & study the topics mentioned in them by buying a study guide.
  • After learning the basics, reappear for the balance online tests by completing 2 – 3 sets/ day.

This is surely a fast track method for those who don’t have time but there is no option left other than this.


By concentrating on the common questions, there is a higher chance for you to get qualified in prelims rather than going blank.


Clerk Prelims Cutoffs

We are getting many questions from candidates asking about the expected IBPS clerk prelims cutoffs.So we felt it necessary to clear certain things about them.

  • You need to secure a minimum cutoff on each test & also on the total score
  • A candidate will not qualify if he/she does not posses the required score in any 1 section.

Although the clerical vacancies are filled state-wise, IBPS has not disclosed anything on methodology they are going to follow in fixing the cutoffs.


Most probably there will be a common cutoff for all states in preliminary test stage, for administrative reasons. State-wise cutoffs could be implemented only for main exam like in previous year recruitments.


Whatever it may be, we advise candidates to increase their number of correct attempts & NOT to think too much about cutoffs before the exams.


The safe number of attempts would be 65 or above with atleast 90% accuracy


The prelims exam is only of qualifying nature.Your scores in this test wont be taken for final selection BUT you need to successfully clear this test to become eligible for the mains.


Do you have any other last minute study plan for IBPS clerk prelims exam? Share it below.

SBI to Recruit 5000 Clerks in 2015–2016 | Eligibility Explained

when is the next sbi clerk recruitment,SBI clerk recruitment 2016,SBI clerk recruitment eligibilityThe Indian banking sector is growing exponentially on a yearly basis with banks trying to bring more no. of customers into its fold.Due to this, bank jobs have become the most favored career option for graduates with massive turnouts for each banking exam.A latest news about an upcoming State Bank of India (SBI) recruitment is expected to kindle the interest for banking jobs further.


There are 19 public sector banking institution that recruit candidates through IBPS common bank exams for Officer & clerical positions.And its conducted once a year.


7000 Staff to be Recruited

State Bank of India being India`s largest govt owned bank conducts its own selection exam for vacancies in SBI & SBI associate banks.This is the reason why SBI recruitment notification is one of the most awaited event by bank job aspirants.


Rajnish Kumar, Managing Director of SBI while revealing the bank`s plans on expansion had an important news to share.

“We are going to add 700 more branches this financial year.We will hire about 7000 people (2000 probationary officers & 5000 clerks)”, he said.

There are 16,400 branches currently for SBI which they going looking to increase beyond 17,000 this FY itself.


Hence additional manpower is required apart from its existing employees.Click here for eligibility conditions 


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Next is Clerk Recruitment?

According to State bank of India MD, of the total 700 new branches, 100 have already been setup & the remaining would be started in the next few months.


They have just completed the selection process for 2000 PO posts.So the bank could start this aforesaid clerk recruitment process anytime in the coming months.


SBI had not hired clerks exclusively during the past 2 years.See below for past data.

We don’t know when the official notification for clerical recruitment will be released.But SBI chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya had earlier said that the bank will hire every year.


So there is a very high possibility for a clerical exam to be announced in 2016.


SBI Clerk Eligibility Conditions

We know that with such a news coming, many of you will want to confirm whether you are eligible or not for the upcoming SBI clerk recruitment.


If you want to apply for SBI clerk exam, you need to satisfy the following criteria:

  • Pass in any degree
  • Age limit of 20 – 28 years (relaxation for OBC – 3 yrs, SC/ST – 5 yrs, PWD-10 yrs)

Do keep a watch on the list of upcoming bank & govt exams as the months ahead are already packed with many competitive exams – IBPS Clerk, IBPS Specialist officer, SSC CGL etc., & now SBI has joined them.


So are you eligible for the SBI recruitment?

[RESULTS] IBPS PO Mains Exam 2015 Results Announced!!

ibps po prelims 2015,how to check ibps cwe po results,IBPS PO Prelims CutoffsExpectations were running high for IBPS PO Main Exam 2015 Results since last week.Candidates grew anxious as they saw many websites declared the release of results without verifying.But now, all of sudden the results have been announcing catching everyone by surprise.With the results out, we can expect the cutoff scores to also be published soon.


As per the modified selection procedure for probationary officers, candidates who qualify in the preliminary test were only be eligible to sit for the main exam.


IBPS PO Main 2015, an online test of 2 hours was conducted on October 31st for qualifiers of the preliminary exam.


IBPS PO Mains: Got Shortlisted?

The 5th common exam for probationary officers to fill officer vacancies in 2016 – 17 is being held in two stages mainly to filter candidates.


It is expected that approx. 4 lakh individuals may have appeared for the main  written test.


If you are one of those who attended the event, you can now check the status (Pass or Fail) from their official results page here at ibps website


What is the Cutoff Scores?

The institute has not yet declared the cutoff scores.Infact all successful individuals are seeing the following message.


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The message says:

Congratulations! You have been provisionally shortlisted for interview based on your performance in CWE Online Main Examination (CWE-PO/MT-V - Main) held on 31st October 2015 for vacancies of 2016-17 reported by the Participating Organisations.

Going by the initial reports coming in, those who had attempted 75+ questions seem to have passed.But this is not your cutoff & it would be declared by IBPS within 5 days.


Get Ready for Interviews

IBPS had already released its schedule of events long time ago wherein the timeline of events were clearly specified.

With the IBPS PO mains results released, shortlisted candidates are to appear for IBPS PO interviews slated to start in January 2016.

Call letters for the common interviews can be downloaded from 2nd week of December 2015.


After a long & intensive selection process, you are nearing the final stage in your goal to become a bank PO.


Candidates must qualify in the interviews as well because PO allotments will happen depending on your final score (main exam+interview)


Did you pass in IBPS PO main exam? What is your result status? Share it below along with your no. of attempts & category

SSC CGL 2016 Exam in February | SSC Exam Calendar 2016 Out!

SSC CGL Exam 2015 2016,When is the next SSC CGL exam,SSC Exam calendar 2016 notification,SSC CGL 2016 Notification When,Upcoming SSC Exams 2016 Given a chance, many people in the private sector would look at shifting to govt jobs in India at some point of time.With SSC exam calendar for 2016 –17 released, those looking for bank jobs or govt jobs are sure to get excited.To start your career in government sector, an individual needs to qualify in exams conducted by SSC.Don’t know about it? Then read on know what tests are they & their timetable.


Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is the organization entrusted to conduct recruitments for jobs that fall under group B, C, D, defense services etc.,These posts belong to different state & central government organizations.


SSC CGL (Combined Graduate Level) exam is one of the hugely popular test that is conducted by Staff Commission, which you might know already.But there are many other recruitments that are held by them that could lead you to a government job too.


SSC Exams in 2016

If you or any of your friend is looking to appear for govt jobs in 2016, then the upcoming SSC Exam Calendar 2016-17 will be useful.


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The main dates are:

  • The SSC CGL 2016 notification will be released on February 13, 2016 & Tier-I are scheduled in the month of May.
  • Similarly the SSC HSC 2016 notification (Higher Secondary) is to be announced in July.

Every year approximately 15000 vacancies are being filled through CGL exam.See last year`s (2015) CGL notification to know about eligibility, age limit etc.,


What Jobs can you Apply?

Having known the recruitment dates, the next question in your mind will be – What jobs are available for qualifiers of these exams?


Based on previous year intake, we have compiled a list of posts that are regularly notified through competitive exams of SSC.

  • Lower Division Clerks
  • Grade “C” and Grade ‘D” Stenographers
  • Assistants in the various Ministries/Departments (Govt. of India)
  • Inspectors in Central Excise & Income-Tax
  • Sub-Inspectors in CBI and Central Police Organisations
  • Junior Engineers in CPWD
  • Statistical Investigators
  • Section Officer in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department
  • Divisional Accountants, Auditors and Accountants under the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India and other Accounts Departments
  • Tax Assistant (Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) & Central Board of Excise and Customs)

For detailed list of posts that are filled exclusively through CGL exam, see SSC CGL Posts List along with Preference order.


No Interviews: As you can see, the commission mostly announces recruitment exams for Group B, C & D cadre positions in various ministries/ depts. of Indian government.

The Indian PM Shri.Narendara Modi recently announced that selections for group B, C & D will not have any interviews.

So we have to see whether the commission plans to implement this change from 2016 recruitment onwards.


This list was officially put up on SSC website (north west region) & you may download it from their their webpage here (.pdf)


Bank Jobs vs. SSC Jobs:

ssc jobs vs bank jobs,bank jobs or govt jobs,ssc jobs vs bank jobs,should i choose bank jobs over ssc jobs This is one of the biggest question that we encounter whenever any notification of SSC is published.


Infact, there is nothing called SSC jobs since SSC is just an organization like IBPS that fills vacancies in govt. departments through respective selection process.


Incase if you wish to compare, it should be taken as bank jobs VS  govt jobs filled through SSC.


To answer such a doubt, here is our comparison so everyone can understand & benefit.

  • Although banks are owned by Govt. of India, its employees don’t come under the government payroll directly like the ones directly employed by Govt of India
  • Salary hikes/ wage revisions are announced by the government after a pay commission.They are meant only for those directly employed by them & NOT for those in public banks.

Banks decide on salary issue through unions with the government once every 3 years.

  • This is the reason for regular strikes by bank employees.
  • Employees in a bank have to deal with customers daily while its not a necessity in other govt jobs (except few depts.)

Finally, bank jobs cannot be compared with those filled through SSC as their profiles, & responsibilities are completely different.


We feel this article would have given you an overview of the things to expect from SSC in 2016 while answering some of your long standing doubts.


Are you planning to apply for any of these exams? Which one? Let us know in the form below.

Andhra Bank Manipal PO Recruitment 2015 – Assured Job & PG Diploma

Clikc here for Andhra Bank Manipal School of Banking 2015-16,Andhra Bank Manipal PO Recruitment NotificationAndhra Bank and Manipal Global Education Services have come together for PO recruitment through the Andhra Bank Manipal School of Banking 2015-16 project.Eligible candidates are selected through a selection process and trained in skills required for working in a bank.On completion, they are appointed in by Andhra Bank as Officers.


The is very similar to ICICI bank PO recruitment programme & Baroda Manipal PO recruitment but there is a difference:


To apply for this Andhra Bank Manipal PO recruitment, IBPS scores are NOT needed.


So all candidates including those who could not qualify in earlier IBPS bank exams are also eligible to apply.


Dates to note:

Online application registrations – November 17  to December 1, 2015

Written Exam to be conducted on December 27, 2015



Probationary Officer (scale I):  200 seats [GEN – 101, OBC – 54, SC – 30, ST - 15]

The joining shall be mostly in the year 2016-17


Who are Eligible:

If you are looking to apply for this Andhra bank recruitment 2015-16, the following eligibility conditions must be fulfilled,

  • Age to be within 20 – 28 yrs (+3 yrs for obc & +5 yrs for sc/st), as on Sep 1, 2015
  • Should have completed degree from a recognized university.
  • Final year/semester students are not eligible to apply.

Apart from the above conditions, there isn't anything specifically mentioned by the bank.


Selection Process:

All eligible applicants must appear for a written exam to be held on December 27, 2015. It will be an online test for 2 hours.


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There will be cutoffs for each test & also on the total score.Therefore candidates must obtain these minimum marks to qualify in written test & proceed to Personal Interview.


Become PO in Andhra Bank:

Candidates selected in this manner will undergo 9 month classroom training at Manipal university,Bangalore followed by a 3 month internship at any branch of Andhra bank.


On completion of 12 months training, the trainees shall be awarded Post graduate diploma in banking & finance along with their appointment letter to work as PO in Andhra bank.The total emoluments would be approx. Rs.6.56 lakhs /year.


The cost of undergoing this course if Rs.3.50 lacs which can be paid by availing a loan  from Andhra bank.

  • The EMIs for education loan will be deducted from your salary only after you get appointment.
  • The repayment will continue for a period of 5 years.
After 5 years, the bank will consider to refund the entire loan amount + interest in annual installments from the end of 5th year as loyalty bonus.


How to apply:

The application fee of Rs.600 (gen/obc) & Rs.100(sc/st/pwd) should be paid through online mode only before December 1. Make the payment only using Debit Cards/ Credit Cards/ Internet Banking

  1. Visit andhrabank.in & click on ‘’careers page’
  2. Click on the link titled ‘ANDHRA BANK PGDBF PROGRAMME 2015-16’
  3. Fill in your correct details including payment info & click on submit
  4. Take a print of the generated application & e-receipt without fail as you need to submit them at the time of exam.

Call letters for exam & personal interview that contain details of venue must be downloaded from their website 10 days before the test.


Apply Here:

Are you interested to apply for Andhra Bank Manipal School of Banking`s PO Recruitment 2015-16

Then download the notification carefully from their webpage here (.pdf) & understand its terms.

The online application link will be available here on Nov 17.

ICICI Bank PO Recruitment 2016 Announced – 3 New Batches!!

icici bank logo,icici recruitment 2015,icici bank po recruitment 2015,icici po recruitment 2015,icici bank 2015 po recruitment,icici bank po training recruitment The most expected ICICI Bank PO Recruitment notification for the year 2016 is back again with fresh intake.ICICI Bank doesn't need any introduction as it is India`s 2nd largest bank with over 2700 branches nationally.It also has strong presence in 18 other countries & is one of most sought private sector bank to work.


There is always an expectation among aspirants to know about vacancies in private sector & this announcement for is sure to excite many.


With candidates appearing for various IBPS bank exams, this ICICI bank PO recruitment programme opens another window of opportunity for bank job aspirants.


About ICICI Bank PO Recruitment 2016:

The probationary officer training programme is an initiative regularly conducted by ICICI bank since 2007.

Candidates chosen through a well thought process are given training in banking domain, awarded a degree by Manipal university & inducted as employees of ICICI bank.

The interesting part of this programme is – candidates have an option to complete MBA degree even while working with the bank!


From When?

Online registration closes on – December 31, 2015

Tests & Interview dates will be informed later


Training shall start in batches – February, May & August 2016


Can I Apply?

There aren't many conditions to apply for this ICICI bank 2016 PO recruitment.Just a few but all are very important.
  • Applicant should be within 25 yrs of age, as on December 31, 2015 
  • those born before Dec 31, 1990 cannot register
  • Must have a degree with minimum 55% marks aggregate
  • Fresher graduates also eligible
If any of your direct family member (father,mother,brother,sister) is an employee of ICICI bank currently, you are not allowed to apply.



Based on the given qualifications, applicants shall be shortlisted & intimated about next course of process.Basically the selection procedure involves four stages,

1) Online aptitude test 2) Psychometric assessment (online) 3) Group discussion 4) Personal Interview

Details about the test like date, time & venue shall be informed only to shortlisted candidates via email/ SMS.  

How to register:

Since this is a private organization, there are no category based reservations in age, education & short-listing processes.
  • Applications for the PO recruitment of ICICI bank have to be submitted only through their website www.icicicareers.com
  • There is no application fee to be paid.So you can proceed directly to the online application form available at their website here
Click on the link where it says “To apply for the Probationary Officer Training Programme…”


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Those who are finally selected will have to attend the training scheduled to begin in the above mentioned months at ICICI Manipal Academy, Bangalore.The highlights of this course are,
  • Everyone entering training stage will be handed a job guarantee letter & enrolled for MBA (banking & finance) degree from Manipal university.
  • There are two phases:
    • First phase runs for a period of 12 months, during which stipend shall be paid.
    • On completion you will be awarded ‘PG diploma in banking (PGDB) & would be appointed as assistant manager in ICICI bank drawing a salary of more than 4 lakhs/ year.
    • Second phase is optional wherein a candidate after joining the bank may continue the MBA degree program for 18 months.
  • For undergoing this training, Rs.3.59 lakhs should be paid but this amount can be availed as loan from ICICI bank itself

Repayment Terms: After joining the bank as asst.manger, the loan EMI (approx. Rs.6000/ month) should be paid for 60 months.


If you discontinue during training or within 5 years after joining the bank, you must pay the total loan amount along with with interest.


Where to Apply?

More detailed info about ICICI PO recruitment 2016 batches can read from the webpage here. The online application is available at this page here

[Results OUT] Oriental Insurance Assistants Recruitment 2015

Oriental-Insurance-Assistants-Results-2015,Oriental insurance assistants exam results,Oriental Insurance Results 2015It looks the results reason has started with continuous announcements of various recruitments.This time its from Oriental Insurance Company (OICL) which has released their written exam results, that was conducted to fill 606 assistant vacancies. Since these posts share the same job profile of clerk in banks, the recruitment was conducted state-wise.


The Oriental Insurance Company Limited owned by Government of India is one of the leading public sector insurance organization.OICL published its recruitment notification for 606 Assistants in July 2015 inviting applications from eligible candidates.


Results Declared | 2500 Qualifiers

The written test for 250 marks was held on August 22nd & 30th, 2015.It had 5 sections – Reasoning, English language, General awareness, Numerical ability & Computer knowledge.

OICL has uploaded the list of candidates along with their roll no. & reg. nos.You can view the results on the webpage here (since the company`s website was taking too long to load, we have put the same file on another server)

Since the assistants recruitment is done on statewise basis, approx. 2500 candidates have been shortlisted throughout India for the interview stage.


When is the Interview?

If you are successful in the OICL Assistants recruitment exam 2015, you have become eligible to participate in personal interview.

  • The Interview will be conducted for a total of 15 marks.
  • All shortlisted candidates will have to appear for a Computer Proficiency Test (CPT).This shall be conducted on the day of Interview itself.
  • While the computer test does not carry any marks, you MUST QUALIFY in it.
  • Final Selection will be made on the basis of your performance in written test, CPT & interview.

The exact date of Interview, venue & timings would be announced on their website within this month.Most probably it shall happen before the end of December 2015.


Be Ready with these Documents

Although the interview dates are not yet publicly displayed, Oriental Insurance has provided with a list of documents to carry.By not providing any of this, you wont be

allowed to enter the Interview hall.


Shortlisted candidates have to submit the following at the time of certificate verification:

  1. Call letter
  2. Online fee payment receipt of exam fees (link will be activated soon)
  3. Online application form reprint (expect link soon)
  4. 2 recent passport sized photographs
  5. Original & self attested copies of Degree certificate, Marksheets, Caste certificate (OBC/SC/ST) etc.,

Have all these files ready before the interviews to avoid last minute hurry.The official notice regarding this docs can be viewed here.


Candidates can get to know their marks after the release of final selection list.Till then you wont be able to your scores.


What is your result status? Share it below with your no. of attempts.Incase you have doubt about the Interview, do ask them too.

IBPS RRB Interviews 2015 - Common Interview Questions & Call Letters

Are you ready to work in a Regional Rural Bank?Then you are just one step away from making your dream come true as the IBPS RRB Interview call letters have been released.Qualifiers of IBPS RRB Exam 2015 will now appear for a common interview which are part of recruitment in office assistant & officer (scale I,II & III) posts.How to prepare for this interview, expected questions & tips to answer them are explained in this article.


The IBPS RRB recruitment 2015 is primarily conducted to fill vacancies in 56 regional rural banks that are located across India.A written exam was held in September 2015 & its results were out in Oct along with cutoffs 


See Call letters & application reprint | Interview Cutoffs | Interview Questions & Answers


Get your Call Letters & Application Reprint

The IBPS RRB common interviews are scheduled to start from November 16th at various centres.As there are large no. of candidates, different dates would be allotted to everyone.


You can know the exact date, time, panel & venue in the call letter by downloading from the links below.We have given the link to take a reprint of your application forms for the corresponding post.

It is necessary to bring your call letter & application re-print to the interview venue without which nobody would be allowed to participate in the event.


Interview Cutoff Scores

The total marks allotted for IBPS RRB interview are 100.Candidates have to secure minimum cutoff in interview stage separately for final selection.

The qualifying marks for all posts shall be equal to or greater than 40% (35% for SC/ST).So you need to score above 40 marks in interview to successfully clear this stage.

Final selection & Merit list shall be prepared based on your final combined score that is to be taken in the ratio of 70:30 (exam:interview)


RRB Interview Questions for Office Assistants & Officers

The IBPS RRB interviews are no different from the regular PO & clerk interviews with the only difference being the type of organizations each of them represent.


1) Tell me about yourself: You can get the answer for this question from your resume itself.Start by introducing yourself, qualification, family background, achievements, hobbies etc.,


An ideal answer would be “Good morning everyone.My name is Reshma & I am from Kerala.I have completed B.Tech Computer Science in May 2015 from Govt Institute of Technology.To talk about my family, my father is working in state government dept & my mother is a homemaker.


My hobbies are drawing,gardening & reading books.During my college days, I was an active member of many clubs and have received awards in various functions.


I am a quick learner and like to meet new people, which I believe will be very useful to perform my duties as a banker.”


2) Why Banking Sector? The main reason for asking this is to find out whether a candidate knows the basics of banking sector, how interested he/she is in learning about the terminologies used in banks & to also check their thought process.


“It was during my college days, I came to know about the opportunities in banking & finance sector.So I chose to appear for banking exams after completing my BE/B.Tech degree”.


“With the Indian government promoting financial inclusion, agriculture & manufacturing, banks have a very important role to play in reaching those goals”.


“So I believe by being part of a growing sector, bank employees have a great chance to grow along with the organization” can be one of the best possible answer”.


3) How will you be useful to the bank? If you are an engineering or biotechnology or science graduate, this question could be asked.

You can answer this question easily just by comparing the function of a bank with what you have studied in your degree.

For example, a mechanical engg degree holder can say, “Since I know about the working of machines, I can personally connect with farmers and suggest ways to choose a good tractor or other farm equipments when they approach for loans".


A science or biotech candidate could say, "I have studied about plants, animals & its growth stages.Using that knowledge I can understand the needs of rural people.Using those skills, I can make customers feel comfortable while speaking with me thereby gaining more business for the bank.”


You can frame more suitable answers according to your qualification & match it with the requirements of the job.


4) Know about your State? All RRBs are located in rural areas, villages & small towns.Therefore, the panel will test your awareness about the state or city where you live.

  • Speak with your parents or elders or friends & get them to explain about the important activities happening in your state.By knowing this, you be able to talk a lot that shall impress the officials.
  • Read a regional newspaper (in local language) to stay updated about the latest events within your district.Make this a habit everyday atleast till the interviews are over.

By doing this exercise, you will be able to communicate more freely when asked to read or speak in the local language.


5) Banking & Agriculture Awareness: This is the main area for you to concentrate for RRB interviews.Answering all questions from this topics correctly can vastly improve your final selection chances.

Almost everyone appearing for written exams would have prepared for banking awareness section.Just revise it again along with the latest economy news.

Learn about some agriculture basics such as types of crops,soils,farming, cattle etc., as this is an interview for rural banks where agriculture is the main business.


Books for Interview preparation: You may also buy the following book to gain some insights of terms used in banks along with interview examples.


  • Crack Bank Interviews Guide – Rs.81 – Click here to Buy Online (useful for other all bank interviews)


    6) Do you have Experience? If you have applied for Officer scale II or III, then you should be having experience of atleast 1 year in a related or different field.


    If you were working in a bank/financial institution, most of the questions would be related to your previous work.So be prepared to tell the panel about your achievements, projects you handled, business you brought for the company etc.,

    • Project a positive image of yourself.
    • Do not speak anything bad about your last company or team members.
    • Think of a convincing reason to tell them on the reason for quitting that organization.

    Were you working in IT/ software firm? Then you will have to face lot of questions.They will primarily ask you on the reason to quit a well paying IT job.


    You can mention about lack of growth opportunities, graveyard shifts, interest in govt sector etc .Also refer point nos. 2 & 3 above to add more strength for your answer.


    Do you think any more important question will be asked in IBPS RRB Interviews 2015?Then share it in the comment section below: