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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/ 2016 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
AAI Recruitment – 220 Junior Executives May 17 -informed later-
Oriental Bank of Commerce Recruitment – 117 Specialist Officers May 13 -yet to be released-
ICICI Bank PO Recruitment (Training + Job) June 30, 2016 July 2016
SBI Clerk 2016 Recruitment – 17000 Vacancies April 28, 2016 (last date extended) May & June
SBI Associate Banks recruitment -expected in 2016- -
SBI PO Recruitment -expected in 2016- -



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Review of Banking Awareness Guide for Bank Exams & Interviews 

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Oriental Bank of Commerce Specialist Officers Recruitment | IBPS Scores Not Needed

obc logo,oriental bank of commerce po recruitment 2012,obc po recruitment 2012 Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) has come out with its specialist officers recruitment for the year 2016.The bank has also advertised for IT managers under this cadre.The oriental bank of commerce is one among the 20 public sector banks in India with headquarters in Gurgaon, Haryana.OBC is present across many states throughout the nation through 1000+ branches.


The IBPS SO exam is conducted for specialist officer jobs in govt banks but its only for entry level positions (scale I).For senior level posts such as scale II & III, banks have started a seperate recruitment process.


If you have previous work experience & wish to enter the banking sector, then applying for scale II & III posts is the best option.



Online registration of applications from 29 April to May 13, 2016

Dates of written exam and/ or Interview would be informed later


Post & Vacancies:

The bank has announced job vacancies across different scales.


Senior Manager (Risk Management – scale III): 10 posts (payscale of Rs.42020 - 51490)


Scale II (MMGS – II) | Payscale of Rs.31705 – 45950 | Approx.Rs.42,000 /month


Manager (IT): 10 posts
Manager (Forex): 5
Manager (Debt/ Equity): 2
Manager (Law): 21
Manager (FA)- Chartered Accountant: 30
Manager (Security): 22


Scale I (JMGS – I) | Payscale of 23700 - 42020.| Approx.Rs.30,000 /month

Security Officer: 15 Posts
Fire Officer: 2


The OBC specialist officer salary could slightly differ based on posting location, allowances & other benefits.


OBC Specialist Officers: Who are Eligible?

To all those who ask the above question, we have explained the eligibility criteria for OBC recruitment 2016 below,


For Senior Manager (Risk Management):

  • Aged between 25 - 35 yrs as on April 1, 2016
  • Graduate in any stream full time regular course with aggregate 60% marks AND PG degree (full time) in Mathematics/ Statistics/ Economics OR
  • MBA in Finance/Banking/Risk Management OR PG Diploma in Finance/ Banking/ Risk Management) OR Engineering with aggregate 60% marks OR
  • Completed professional courses like CA/ICWA/CFA (USA)

A minimum experience of 3 years in public or private banks under Basel II/ III framework is necessary.


For Manager (IT):

  • Age to be within 23-35 yrs, as on April 1, 2016
  • BE or PG degree in Computer Science/ IT/ Computer Applications/ ECE OR MCA

2 year experience of working in a bank/ NBFC/ financial institution is required.


For Manager (Chartered Accountant):

  • Between 23-35 yrs, as on April 1, 2016
  • Should have passed the CA final examination

No experience required if CA exam was passed in 1st attempt. Those who took more than 1 attempt to pass CA exam must have 1 year experience in financial sector.


Candidates who have not appeared for IBPS bank exams are also eligible to apply.



Depending on the number of applicants, there may be a written test else the seletction process will consist of

  • Group Discussion – 50 marks
  • Personal Interview – 100 marks

A written test would be held only if large number of applications are received. In such a case the online exam will be in the following pattern




Oriental bank of commerce shall publish the dates of selection process after the registrations are complete.


How to Apply:

An online application form is available on obcindia.co.in that should be submitted by eligibile candidates before May 13, 2016.

Rs.500 (Gen/OBC) or Rs.50 (others) should be paid as application fee through online mode.Make sure to print the e-receipt after successfuly transaction.

Remember to collect the counterfoil of payment challans, be it the OBC receipt or NEFT challan.


An email or SMS containing your registration number & password could be sent BUT we advise all candidates to take a print of the submitted application form for future refernce.



Click on this website link(.pdf) to download the detailed OBC SO recruitment notification 2016.


Online application link will be activated on April 29 onwards only.

RRB NTPC Exam 2016: GK Questions of April 28 [With Answers]

The Railway RRB NTPC exam 2016 for 18000 posts is one of the biggest recruitment in India in recent times.Needless to say about the large number of applications received.Since previous shift questions are helpful for those who are appearing for RRB exam in the upcoming days, we are providing the compilation of GK questions that was asked on April 28.


We had already discussed about the RRB exam review & the areas from which most of the questions were asked.Arithmetic & Reasoning problems are of basic level only & if you know to apply the right formulas, answering them is quite easy.


GK section has been a mixed bag so far with few shifts being difficult for some & easy for others.As there will be normalization of scores in this RRB exam, difficulty level would be taken into account at that time.


RRB Exam GK Questions of April 28

Each recruitment board issues different sets of question papers to candidates.So we were able to collect only from few RRBs, where our readers appeared for the test which are being shared here


Study of soil is called? Pedology


Aryabatta launched in the year? 1975


Smell which comes when it rains is known as? Ozone


Capital shifted from kolkatta to New Delhi in the year? 1912


Human Rights Commission Chariman? H L dattu


South Asian Wrestling federation President? Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh

Number of balls used in snooker? 22 balls


Google tied up with which watch company for smart watch? Tag Heuer

IRS satellite for which purpose? Remote Sensing

Rakesh Sharma was going to which Space shuttle? Soyuz T-11

1st common wealth game organised in? 1930 (British Empire Games)

What is output when methane gas is burnt? Co2

Indian Hockey team won in the Olympic in which year first time? 1928

Clouds float in the sky because of their? Low Density

Who among the following was a Cofounder of Swaraj party? Motilal Nehru

Real founder of Gupta dynasty? Chandragupta 1

Godavari doesn’t pass through which if the following states? Gujarat


Science that deals with diseases particularly of men? Andrology

IPCC full form is? Intergovernmental penal on climate change

Gautam Buddha’s first sermon? Sarnath


Civil services started in india by? Lord Cornwallis


BCCI Ombudsman? Justice Ajit Prakash Shah


The organization that conducts anti-dope test on athletes? WADA


Who is called as Bharat Kokila? Sarojini Naidu


Nagarjuna sagar dam built on which river? River Krishna


Conference of Parties (COP) meeting held in? Paris


Name of the Pilotless aircraft created in India? Lakshya


If you feel any answer is wrong or remember any other question not mentioned above – do mention them in the comments below.We shall necessary changes.

Railways RRB NTPC Exam 2016: GK Questions of April 27 [With Answers]

indian railways logo onlineIt is estimated that approximately 92 lakh candidates had applied for the Indian Railways RRB NTPC 2016 exams.This is an indication of the growing interest among graduates to apply for govt jobs.Amidst  such huge competition, it is natural for the examinations to be quite hard which is the reason why GK sections are found to be difficult to answer in the ongoing RRB NTPC exams.Here are the GK questions asked on April 27, 2016


The railway exams are being held for the past few weeks & we had also published the GK questions asked in few shifts.


Based on the current exams, we have even prepared a list of GK topics to cover that would be beneficial for candidates who are to take up the tests in the upcoming days.


RRB NTPC GK Questions & Answers of April 27

What is used to connect a computer to a phone line? MODEM

Radius of incircle and circum-circle? 1:2

Galvanization of Steel and iron is done by? Zinc

Thomas cup is given for? Badminton

10 rupee and 125 rupee coin has been created for whom? Bhim Rao Ambedkar

Mixed double wimbeldon champion 2015? Martina hingis and leander paes

Who is UN children fund Ambassdor? Shraddha Kapoor

What is distance of light in one year? 10 trillion

In which year ASLV was launched? 1994

Radish is a __ vegateable? Root


Name of the Pakistan parliament? Mazlish-e-shoora

Atoms having same number of electrons called as? Isoelectronic

World’s most intelligent mammals? Dolphins.

Which element is used in nuclear fission to observe neurons? Cadmium.

Which device is used for shock treatments? Electro convulsive device

World’s happiest country is? Denmark

What is the capital city of Manipur? Imphal.

Who is president of Myanmar? Htin Kyaw.

Who is T20 India Woman’s cricket team captain? Mithali Raj.

Priyanka Chopra got an award for which hollywood series? Quantico.

Study of the liver? Hepatology.

Apollo 11 launched year? 1969

Value of cos 0? 1

Which elements of platelets helps to coagulate blood? Fibrin.

According to which person’s name ‘Amrut’ mission is created? Atal Bihari Vajpayee

What is red planet? Mars

Which of the mountain comes under Bio diversity hot spot? Western Ghat

If you have any doubts or find wrong answers, you may discuss about it in the comments section below.

SBI Clerk 2016 Recruitment: Today is Last date to Apply for 17,000 Jobs

Are you one of those who dreams about SBI bank jobs? Then you shouldnt miss the chance to apply for SBI clerk 2016 recruitment.State bank of India is the largest public sector bank in India & today is the last date to apply for their 17000 clerk (junior associate & junior agricultural associate) vacancies.So we tell you on how to register for SBI clerk recruitment during this last minute.


The SBI clerk recruitment 2016 notification was released to fill regular & backlog vacancies that existed in clerical cadre.Since these job openings are divided state-wise, applicants can choose the circle/ state they wish to work.


SBI Clerk 2016: Last Date is April 28

Many of you were waiting for SBI`s clerical recruitment for a long time.Now the online registrations are set to close on April 28, 2016, which wont be extended any further.



It is not known whether there will be SBI clerk recruitment in 2017 or in the next upcoming years (read the sbi clerk job profile).


If you have not applied, then complete these two steps immediately before end of Apr 28.

  • Fill the online registration form & submit the application &
  • Complete the fee payment through online mode itself (no seperate dates given)

Also before proceeding to submit your application form, make sure to have all the necessary documents & certificates in hand.


To submit your SBI clerk application: click here to visit the online webpage


Important Rules for SBI Clerk Recruitment

For all those who are hurrying to register for these exams a this last hour, here are the important conditions fixed by the bank.


1) Candidates can apply for vacancies in any one state and for 1 post only.


2) For Junior Associates:Applicant should have completed graduation in any degree as on June 30, 2016


For Junior Agricultural Associates: A degree in agriculture or agriculture allied activities is necessary.


3) Final semester/ year students are also eligble to apply provided they should be able to provide proof of passing the degree exam on or before 30.06.2016 during document verification stage.


4) All candidates applying for this recruitment in SBI should be able to write & speak English


5) Proficiency in the official language of the state you are applying is compulsory (read, write & speak)


6) You must have studied the official language in std.X, which should be mentioned in the class 10 marksheet as well.The list of official languages for each state is given in the notification itself.


All those who cannot provide the above proof have to appear for a language test.SBI had revised the language list recently for few states.


7) The age limit for clerical cadre jobs in SBI is 20 – 28 as on April 1, 2016 (age relaxation applies for OBC,SC & ST)

8) Have you taken loans from any bank & are not repaying it regularly or have not paid it at all? Then you are not eligible for this SBI clerk recruitment 2016.See why here


9) While scanning your signature onto the application form, remember to sign in black ink on white paper.


10) The application fee is Rs.600 (for general/ obc) & Rs.100 (SC/ST) that has to be paid online before April 28th too.


All the details that you enter during this registration process will be final & cannot be changed in future.So be careful while entering your marks, age, category, state, language etc.,

Official Notification: RRB NTPC Exam Postponed for 8 Centres | New Dates Out

The official notification about the RRB NTPC exams getting postponed has been released by Indian Railways.They have rescheduled the examinations for 8 centres including West Bengal & new dates have also been released.This is a good news for all those anxious candidates who were worried whether the RRB exams will be cancelled.


Is rrb ntpc exam cancelled or postponed? was the biggest confusion in the minds of numerous candidates after a section of them received SMS from railways on their test dates being rescheduled.


RRB Exams 2016: New Dates for 8 Centres

According to the latest notification, railway recruitment board has changed the dates only for 8 centres in India due to administrative reasons.They are:

  • Allahabad – 6 centres
  • Pune – 1
  • Delhi – 1
  • West Bengal (few centres)

The computer based tests (CBT) that are to be held in the following venues from April 26 – 30, 2016 will now be conducted in other centres on May 2 & 3.



1) Sanyogita Institute Of Management And Technology, Rasulabad Teliyarganj,

2) R. M. TECH, Beli Road, Near Jagram Chauraha

3) First Step Computer Center, H.V.M. Public School, Gulab Market Chakia

4) First Step E- Education, Chak Niratul

5) Vandana Institute of Management And Technology, Lucknow road

6) Mahashay Masuriyadeen Smarak Inter College & Computer Center, New Mumford Ganj



1) JSPMs Rajarshi Shahu College Of Engineering, Tathawade



1) iON Digital Zone iDZ, Dwarka


Intimation about the changes are being sent to candidates through sms & email.


The other important point to note in this notice is – “Examination in other centres all over India will continue as per schedule”.




Download this official notice document from the RRB website here (.pdf)


There is NO change in exams that were already completed in other states.So if you had appeared for the test before April 26 from a different city, you are not affected.


Notice for West Bengal Candidates:

On account of assembly elections in West Bengal, RRB Kolkatta has issued an announcement regarding allotment of exam centres.It says,


“…candidates who have opted their examination cities in the state of West Bengal but could not be accommodated within their 5 opted choices of exam cities, are being rescheduled for CEN-03/2015.”


They are also informing about this rescheduling process through sms & email following which the revised e-call letters must be downloaded from RRB kolkatta website.




For official notification, click to here to download it from rrb kolkatta website (.pdf)


‘There Was No Paper Leak’, says RRB Official

In another development related to the postponement of RRB NTPC exams,a news report in Indian express talks about the reasons for rescheduling the tests.


“We got information on irregularities at six centres in Allahabad.Also, a centre in Dwarka had caught fire.Therefore we have rescheduled in those places”. he explained.


“These are online exams and therefore there are no chances of such malpractices.” said an officer with the railway recruitment control board denying the news on paper leak.


Since the official notification has been released by RRB themselves, candidates can breathe a sigh of relief.Now you need not believe any website which says the rrb ntpc exams as cancelled.


If they still say the same, just show them this notification & ask them to read the last line.

Railway RRB NTPC Exam 2016: GK Questions asked on April 26

The RRB NTPC exam 2016 announced for the recruitment of 18000 vacancies in Indian railways was caught admist news of malpractices. Candidates who had appeared for the test already & those who are yet to take it up were stressed.But things seemed to have been cleared after it was postponed for few centres.So here is the list of RRB NTPC GK questions asked on April 26, that should help those looking to prepare fro upcoming days.


There were news about RRB exams being postponed but not everyone are affected. Candidates from 8 centres belonging to Allahabad, Pune, Delhi & West bengal are being rescheduled to different dates.


All others from remaining states are requested to prepare for your exams since there is no change in your test schedule.We are already covering the GK questions so far that you may refer to start.


RRB NTPC Exam GK Questions of April 26

Capital of Syria? Damascus


Computer can’t work without which of the following? CPU


Which one is not a storage device? Modem


Tom hanks related to what? Films


Forbidden city of china situated at? Beijing


Which device is used to measure current ? Ammeter


White flag is symbol of? Peace or Surrender


Santosh trophy is related to? Football


What is Stomach Acid? Gastric Acid


Computer can’t work without which of the following?  CPU


Mughal Period Sequence – Akbar > Jahangir > Shahjahan > Aurangzeb > Bahadur Shah


Which of the following is not a greenhouse gas? Argon


Which of the following awards is not received by Sachin tendulkar? Dhyan Chand


FDI limit in defence? 49%


Southern rivers? Godavari and Kaveri


Who is H S Prannoy? Badminton Player


Allahabad was previously called? Prayag


Major constituents of Sun? Helium and Hydrogen


Digestive acid? HCL


Another name of Dudoneum? Small Intestine


No of teams in 2016 World Twenty20 women world cup? 10


Which is smallest planet? Mercury


Nagaland official language? English


Who invented Atom bomb? Robert Oppenheimer


IUCN full form – International Union for Conservation of Nature


FTP full form – File Transfer Protocol


Where is Jaistambh situated? – Raipur


NSA of india appointed in 2014 – Ajit Doval


Swiftkey is an application of? Microsoft


Which of the following is the Dwarf planet? Pluto


Dandi March year? 1930


Brand ambassador of ‘Atulya Bharat’? Amitabh Bachchan


Where is the pashupatinath temple? Nepal


Bouncing back of rubber ball from a wall is related to?  Newton’s 3rd law


If you can think of any more questions OR a better answer is known, leave a comment below

RRB NTPC 2016: Few Exams Postponed, Not Cancelled | SMS Being Sent

Have you applied for the RRB NTPC 2016 recruitment announced by Indian railways for 18000 vacancies? Then there is something important for you: as per latest news coming from railway recruitment boards, few exams have been postponed to future dates.There were few reports of question paper leaks in some centres & cheating during exam but its not known whether they were the reasons behind this change.


Indian Railways had announced the RRB NTPC 2016 recruitment in the month of December fill 18000 positions including Assistant station master, Traffic/ Commercial apprentice, Goods guard, Enquiry clerk etc.,


90+ lakh candidates from all over the nation had sent their applications as openings were advertised by RRB`s in each state.


Exams Postponed Due to Malpractices?

The RRB NTPC online written exams are being held from March onwards across 300 cities.They were supposed to end in the 1st week of May 2016.


For some reason they have now decided to postpone exams that were to be conducted in the upcoming days.


Update on April 26: Official notification has been published by the recruitment board.


It says that exams have been postponed only for 8 centres in Allahabad, Pune & Delhi & West bengal.There is no change for other centres.Read the detailed notification


The SMS message from RRB says:


“ Due to unavoidable circumstances, your NTPC (graduate) examination has been rescheduled to a later date. Your revised date and venue will be communicated to you shortly. - Railway Recruitment Boards ”




Are All Exams Postponed? No

From what we know, the railway board has only decided to reschedule only some exams that are to be conducted in a specific RRBs from April 28.They have also NOT cancelled any examinations.


* All those candidates who had appeared for RRB NTPC exams upto April 25 – none of your exams have been cancelled or postponed


* But they should keep an eye on their emails & SMS


Why RRB NTPC exams are Postponed?

Railway ministry was informed about few malpractices like leaking of question papers, impersonation, online solving etc., that happened in few centres such as Allahabad, West bengal etc.,.


6 people were also arrested recently in connection with this racket which included a railway official,software experts & invigilators.

But no large scale cheating were reported till now from other states.So it is premature to say whether RRB NTPC railway exams will be cancelled completely or not.

Therefore don't trust any websites that says RRB exams have been cancelled, unless they show some official proof.


I have my exam next week but did not receive any sms till now.What to do?

If you didn't receive any message, you MUST appear for the examination in the allotted centre.


Is RRB NTPC 2016 Exam Cancelled Completely?

No.Railway Recruitment Boards have not mentioned anything like that.So dont get tensed.

  • An internal inquiry/ investigation is underway on the magnitude of malpratice
  • Role of TCS employees, who manage the test platform is also being probed
  • Based on the report, RRBs will decide on future course of action

Incase, widespread rigging is confirmed – then the entire exams could be called off.


In the coming days, more details shall emerge from RRBs which we will keep updating on this website.


Did you receive any message from RRB? If yes, mention your RRB name & exam date so others would know who are affected by this change.

AAI Increases Vacancies for JE (ATC) Recruitment 2016 (07/2015)

There is good news about AAI Junior Executive (ATC) Recruitment (advt no. 07/2015) wherein they have increased the total number of vacancies.Airports Authority of India, a public sector enterprise responsible for airport operations in the country issues recruitment notifications through the year for various positions.


The AAI JE (ATC) recruitment notification was announced in the month of January 2016 to fill 200 Junior Executives (Air Traffic Control).


They had invited applications from candidates who had completed degree in science or engineering with atleast 60% marks.The written examination was also planned to be held in the month of April.


AAI JE (ATC) Posts Increased

Airports Authority of India has recently released a corrigendum for the recruitment advt no. 07/2015.It states that the number of posts advertised has been increased from 200 to 400 vacancies.




The official link to this release can be downloaded from their website here.In it. they have also provided category-wise breakdown of the openings with increased allocation across all categories.

  • General: 200
  • OBC: 109
  • SC: 62
  • ST: 29

With increase in the number of vacancies, candidates who have appeared for the JE (ATC) exam on April 24 can expect better chance to get shortlisted for Interviews.


Note: The online registrations for this recruitment exercise is closed.So you cant apply for these jobs now BUT checkout the other latest AAI junior executive recruitment for engineering, MBA & arts graduates.

Best SBI Clerk Exam 2016 Books Below Rs.250 To Buy Online

SBI clerk exam 2016 books,Cheap books for SBI clerk exams,SBI clerk prelims booksThere is always a buzz around bank exams & SBI clerk 2016 recruitment has only increased it because of its 17,000 vacancies.To qualify in highly competitive SBI clerk exams, proper preparation is necessary.Since many are searching to buy the best books for sbi clerk exam, we are providing a list.


Though the bank has changed the post name to Junior associates & Junior agriculture associates, they follow a normal sbi clerk job profile


The online preliminary examination is expected to be held after May 14, 2016 on weekends.Due to large number of candidates, SBI could conduct it in different batches & shifts.


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Books for SBI Clerk Exam 2016

Although the exam dates are not announced officially, it would be surely happen on 3rd or 4th week of May.This leaves you with very less amount to time.


We know most of you might have started preparing for sbi clerk prelims after reading our article on how to prepare for SBI clerk exam in 30 days


Inorder to fasten your preparation, we have shortlisted the best SBI clerk exam books based on buyer reviews & quality of content.

SBI Clerk Exam Guide: This is the latest edition book for SBI junior associates & junior agri associates exam from Arihant publications.SBI Clerk Junior Associates Exam book


The book has been prepared according to the modified syllabus of the clerical preliminary exam.It contains detailed study material in – Reasoning, Numerical ability & English language.


In addition to explanations, you can also find practice exercises to try different models along with few previous year solved questions.


Overall, this can be the guide for all those who prefer to selfstudy from home.


Click here to buy this SBI clerk exam guide for Rs.153 (free delivery in 3 days)


SBI Clerk Practice Book: After learning the concepts from the above guide, it is necessary to test yourself on it.That can be done only through practice.SBI Clerk practice book


This book from Disha publication consists of 20 practice papers for sbi clerk exam as per exam pattern.You shall have 20 full length sets with 100 questions in each just for the purpose of practicing.


With the solutions also being provided, candidates can verify if their method to solve was correct or not.Practicing these sets should help to learn few shortcuts & also improve your speed.


Click here to buy this SBI 20 practice sets book for Rs.225 (free delivery)


Books for Further Reading

The above books are exclusively released for SBI clerical cadre exams & cover all the important topics as they adhere to the pattern.

There are some candidates who say “I am weak in english.What book should i refer to improve my scores in english section?”

Since SBI will fix cutoff scores for each section, it is necessary to qualify in each paper.


So we are listing the top books to refer for each section so that aspirants who feel they are weak in any of the above subject can buy these guides to study in detail.


objective english bookEnglish language: Proficiency in english language is one of the eligibility condition specified in SBI clerk recruitment notification.

This section carries 30 marks in prelims & 40 marks in mains.So all those who feel they are not good in written english can buy this book & learn the concepts.


The objective english book is a favorite among aspirants to prepare for english language tests, that is backed up 100s of postive reviews.


Click here to buy Objective English for Rs.170 (free delivery in 3 days)


Numerical Ability: Knowing the basic math formulas & how to use them in arriving the magical book on quicker maths bookcorrect answers is necessary to score well in this section.


The magical book on quicker maths by M.Tyra is one of the most popular guide among candidates appearing for competition exams. It is also one the best selling title in that category!


The explanations are clear with simple illustrations that should help anyone master the art of solving numerical problems.


Click here to buy Magical Book on Quicker Maths for Rs.250 (free delivery)


Having known about the SBI clerk exam books, let your preparations begin!


If you have`nt applied yet, do read the SBI clerk recruitment 2016 notification & see if you are eligible or not, as the last date has been extended to April 28.

SBI Clerk 2016: Last Date Extended & Official Languages Revised

SBI Clerk 2016 recruitment official languages,SBI Clerk 2016 recruitment last date extendedThere is an important news about SBI clerk 2016 recruitment, which will enable more candidates to submit their applications.State Bank of India has released a notification revising the official languages list of various states.They have also extended the last date of online registrations to April 28 before which, applicants have to register their online applications.


Everybody would have known now about the SBI clerk 2016 recruitment, the notification of which was released recently.17140 clerk jobs in SBI is to be filled through this 2016 recruitment for Junior associates (customer support & sales) & Junior agricultural associates.


SBI Clerk 2016 Last Date Postponed

Because of this change in eligibility criteria, State Bank of India has extended the last date to submit applications to April 28, 2016.Earlier it was April 25th.


The official notification of this latest modification can be downloaded from the bank`s website here


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SBI Clerk Recruitment: Change in Official Language Rule

State Bank of India has announced clerical vacancies for each state in India & as per sbi clerk job profile, clerical employees should be proficient in official language of that particular state.

Being proficient means, a candidate must be able to read, write, speak & understand the official (local) language of the state they are applying for.

To avoid confusions, SBI had infact provided a list of official languages for each state in their notification itself.


According to the revised list, applicants from the states of West Bengal, J & K, Himachal Pradesh, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Uttakarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Tripura, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Jharkhand & Bihar have a choice to select from any of the given official languages.


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I dont see the language listed in the application form.What to do?

You cannot choose the revised language in the current application form.A separate link to change the official language will be activated by the bank on their website after the last date.


So for the moment, apply for the state/ circle even though you don't see the language listed.


Why choosing the official language is important in SBI clerk 2016 recruitment?

At the time of document verification,

  • SBI will check whether you had studied the local language in school (std 10 marksheet) OR
  • You need to appear for a language test before final selection wherein you may be asked to write or speak in the regional language of the state.

All those who didn't study the language & also couldn't clear the language test will be disqualified from the selection process.

NABARD Grade A & B Exam Previous Year Cutoffs [RTI Proof]

What were NABARD bank`s previous cutoffs? could be the biggest question in the minds of all those who had applied for the post of Assistant Manager (grade A) & Manager (grade B) as part of the latest NABARD recruitment.So we bring to you the previous year exam cutoffs that would tell how much you need to score in each section of NABARD exam 2016.


The NABARD bank recruitment 2016 had announced only 115 vacancies in total. But many candidates are estimated to have submitted their applications for grade A & B positions primarily due to its different job profile compared to PSB`s.


The selection process for NABARD bank exam consists of two phases –

  • Preliminary exam (phase I)
  • Main exam (phase II)

The online test for prelims will be held on May 15 for 200 marks.


NABARD Exam Previous Cutoffs

In 2015, the NABARD had notified 100 vacancies for Asst.Manager (grade A) & 6 for Manager (grade B).The prelims exam was held in the month of March 2015.


As per the RTI reply, cutoffs for NABARD 2015 prelims exam is being provided below.




For those who feel the image is unclear, checkout the table below containing the sectional scores



Quantitative Aptitude


English & Computers

General Awareness

Total Marks
















The post-wise & category-wise total cutoffs were




Things to Note in 2015

There are few important points that you need to know while reading the previous year NABARD cutoffs of 2015.

  • Only 4 sections were in preliminary exam.
  • English & computer awareness questions were combined into a single section.
  • The total cutoffs are calculated out of 200 marks.

The bank has brought in some changes to this year`s recruitment.So there is possibility for the cutoffs to slightly differ in 2016.


NABARD Exam 2016 – Change in Pattern

Like we said earlier, NABARD had modified its preliminary exam pattern for grade A & B recruitment in 2016.They have two introduced two parts within a single test.




While part I consists of sections that are normally seen in all bank exams, part II has two new topics:

  • Economic & Social Issues
  • Agriculture & Rural Development

These two sections shall contain a total of 50 questions (objective type).Therefore, candidates should also secure minimum cutoffs in each of this section to qualify.


Must read: NABARD Exam 2016 Syllabus & Books to refer for each section


The prelims score is only for qualifying purposes & these scores wont be considered for final selection.But, you need to score the necessary cutoffs in preliminary exam to qualify for mains.

RRB NTPC Exam 2016: 50+ GK Questions Asked on April 22

The RRB NTPC exams conducted by recruitment boards (RRB) to fill 18000 vacancies in Indian railways, that started on March 28th are still on.As per candidates review, the questions are not too hard to answer expect for those in general knowledge.Since the exams are to be held upto May, we are providing the list of GK questions asked on April 22 for those candidates looking to appear for the test in the coming days.


Like we mentioned in the RRB ntpc exam review, answering 80+ questions correctly can be considered as the safe number of attempts.Just because the difficulty level of exams will vary for each day, RRBs shall employ normalization technique to calculate cutoffs.


So try to answer as many questions possible with maximum accuracy.You may also refer the GK topics list to prepare for this RRB NTPC exam


RRB NTPC GK Questions from April 22

Which Sports did Babar play? Polo


What is the rank of Mukesh Ambani in Forbes global richest person list 2016? 36


Which organisation conducts Cricket world cup? ICC (International Cricket Council)


1st Indian Women Boxer to win gold in Asian games? Mary Kom


Blue Ray Disk refers to which of the following? Storage Disk


Which of the following is not a board game? Bridge


Malleable refers to? ability of a metal to be hammered into thin sheets


First Indian who to go Space? Rakesh Sharma


Who won Arjuna Award 2015 in kabaddi? Manjeet Chillar


The International Renewable Energy Agency Headquarter? Abu Dhabi


Gold is soluble in? Aqua Regia


Best Actor award in 88th Academy awards? Leonardo Di Caprio


Where is first Jute mill located? Rishra near Kolkata


What is study of genetics called as? Genetics


Satish Dhawan Space centre is located at which state? Sriharikota


Present Commerce and industry minister of India? Nirmala Sitharaman


What is official language of Afghanistan? Afghani


Which metal for Galvanisation of Iron? Zinc


Where is the Bhimbetka Rock shelters located? Madhya Pradesh


Formula of Common salt? NaCL


Canada’s first space telescope is? MOST


Which rivers form Triveni Sangamam? Yamuna, Ganges & Saraswati


Which gas is used for flushing potato chips packets? Nitrogen


Roger Federer belongs to? Switzerland


Hubble Space telescope belongs to which country? USA


Which hollywood actor going to work with Rajinikanth in upcoming movie? Arnold Schwarzenegger


Which is not a fundamental right? Right of Property


AIDS is not transmitted through which of the following? Malarial Parasite


Mouma Das is related to? Table Tennis


Biggest constitution in World?  India


S.Subramanyam is related to which instrument? Flute


.css file is related to? HTML


Ginger is one of the following type? Underground stem


In IPL raina and dhoni played for which teams? Rajkot & Pune


Marykom belongs to which state? Manipur


Gagan narang & Abhinav bindra belongs to which sport?  Shooting


Cartosat which takes photos of uttarakhand floods is a?  Remote sensing satellite


First satellite of India sent to lunar orbit? Chandrayaan 1


The process of coating on the surface of a metal with zinc is called? Galvanisation


The scientist who got Nobel prize on malaria is? Sir Ronald Ross


Elisa is the test for AIDS but it is caused by virus? HIV


Narendra modi met Nawaz Sharif to surprise him on his birthday at? Pakistan


Delhi govt bans diesel cars because they emitting what pollutants? CO2


Tooth is made up of? Calcium phosphate


Name the dance form that Birju maharaj choreographed for Deepika padukone in film Bajirao mastaani? Kathak


Which national park has worlds two thirds one horned rhinos? Kaziranga


Pascal is the unit of? Pressure


Qutub minar built iby which dynasty? Mamluk or Slave dynasty


Which is the biggest nuclear plant in India? Tarapur Atomic Power Station


Bulb filament is made from which metal? Tungsten


How many amendment in Indian constitution? 100


Who is CEO of Google? Sundar pichai


Any more questions you remember? Then consider sharing it with others using the comment form below.Also you may inform us incase of any wrong answers.

SBI Clerk 2016 Notification: Last Date Extended for 17000 Junior Associates Posts

SBI Clerk 2016 recruitment notification,SBI Clerk Recruitment 2016,SBI Junior Associate Recruitment 2016,SBI Clerk Junior Associates vacancies SBI Clerk 2016 Notification has been released but for post that they call as Junior Associate & Junior Agricultural Associate. Having over 10000 branches & 5000 branches of its associate bank spread across India, SBI is the oldest & largest public sector bank.It also has strong foreign presence with nearly 82 offices in 32 countries.


The news about SBI Clerk Recruitment 2016 was being expected for long & the announcement has come at a time when candidates were down after IBPS results & LIC AAO results die


And now it is the turn of SBI to pep up things with recruitment of 17000 clerical cadre jobs.It is sure a jackpot for aspirants looking to enter govt banks.


Post & Vacancies

In SBI 2016 clerk recruitment, the post name may look different but they come under the normal clerical cadre only.


Junior Associate (Customer support & sales) 10726 posts (state wise)
Junior Agricultural Associate 3008 posts (state wise)


The following are backlog vacancies for OBC, SC, ST , PWD & Ex-SM.General category candidates are not eligible for the below posts

  • Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales): 3218 positions

The following vacancies are part of a special recruitment for the regions: Tura (Meghalaya) and Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh regions.

  • Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales): 188 posts

So the total vacancies in SBI Clerk 2016 recruitment is 13734 posts without considering the backlog vacancies & Kashmir special recruitment.


For more details on salary, job description & transfers, do read our detailed article on SBI Clerk Junior Associate Job Profile


SBI Junior Associates Salary

The total starting emoluments at a metro city like Mumbai will be around Rs.20,950 per month which could vary slightly based on place of posting.


The payscale for this clerical cadre employee shall include all benefits such as PF, Gratuity, Pension etc.,



Important Events:

Online application process – April 5 to 28, 2016 (last date extended)
Preliminary Exam: May & June 2016 | Main exam dates will be informed later
Update on April 21: SBI has revised the list of official languages for some states.Click here to read know more about this change 


Who are Eligible

The conditions to apply for this SBI clerk recruitment 2016 are,
  • Age: 20 - 28 years, as on April 1, 2016 [+3 yrs for OBC, +5 yrs for SC/ST]
  • Local language proficiency (able to read, write & speak) of the state you are applying is required
  • Must be able to write & speak English

Junior Associate: Pass in any degree, as on June 30, 2016

Junior Agricultural Associate: Degree in Agriculture or Agriculture allied activities as on 30.06.2016


Final year students are also eligible to apply for this SBI clerk (junior associates) 2016 recruitment but should be able to produce proof of passing the degree exam on or before June 30, 2016 if called for interview.


Local language test: Candidates who produce 10th standard mark sheet/certificate to show that they had studied the official language need not appear for language test.


For all others, language test will be conducted at the time of interview or before final selection (if interview is not held)


Procedure of Selection

State Bank of India will conduct the selection process for Junior Associate & Junior Agriculture Associate in the 3 phases.SBI clerk book guide


SBI Clerk Books: With the prelims exam to be conducted in May, we are providing the list of best books for SBI clerk exam, which you can buy online itself.


* SBI Clerk Exam Guide (Prelims & Mains) with previous year solved papers – Click here to buy online for Rs.233


Phase I: Preliminary Examination for 100 marks shall be conducted in the month of May. It would contain 3 sections.




Candidates have to pass in each objective test that also carries 0.25 negative mark.


Phase II: Main Exams would be conducted for candidates who qualify in prelims.It will be for 200 marks.




Phase III: Interview (subject to Govt of India approval):

Those who get clear the main exams will be called for personal interview.


Since govt of India had advised banks not to conduct interviews for clerical cadre jobs, it is not known whether SBI will continue with interview or not.


To get important news about SBI clerk exam, syllabus & study materials, click here to enter your email address


How to Register?

The registration/application fee is Rs.600 (Gen/OBC) & Rs.100 (others) which must be paid only through online mode only.
  • Fill the online application available at ‘careers’ page on sbi.co.in
  • After filling the details, upload your recent photo & signature
  • Complete payment by debit card, credit card or net banking

After submitting the online application form take a print of the generated application form & e-receipt for future reference.


Download Notification

Candidates interested to apply for this 2016 SBI Clerk/ Junior Associates Recruitment must download the original notice from the bank website here (.pdf)


The online application form is available on a seperate site here

NABARD 2016 Exam Syllabus, Pattern & Books [Selection Process Explained]

NABARD Recruitment 2016 was announced few days ago for Officer posts in grade A & B cadre.A total of 115 vacancies are to be filled by the bank itself since it does not participate in IBPS banking exams.The agriculture credit bank is fully owned by Govt of India & hence selections are to be made only through competitive exams.With two different positions notified, we explain to you about NABARD exam pattern, syllabus & books to refer.


From this year onwards, a new selection process has been introduced for the recruitment of Assistant Manager (grade A) & Manager (grade B) in Nabard bank.


NABARD 2016 Exam Pattern

As per the modified selection procedure, candidates must go through three phases to get appointment.


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Phase I (Prelims): The preliminary exam is a common online test for both Grade A & B posts, that is to be held on May 15th as per revised dates.


The prelims paper is further divided into two parts:


Part I consists of questions from the following sections:

  • Test of Reasoning – 40 marks
  • English Language – 40 marks
  • Computer Knowledge – 20 marks
  • General Awareness – 20 marks
  • Quantitative Aptitude – 30 marks

Part II must also be answered in the same online test.It wont be held on a separate date.This part has two subjects:

  • Economic & Social issues - 25 marks
  • Agriculture & Rural Development - 25 marks

The total marks allotted for Phase I is 200 marks & you are required to answer all questions within 2 hours (120 minutes).


Though NABARD has not given any information on negative marks we will know about it at the time of downloading exam call letter.


This preliminary exam is only for qualifying purpose.Your marks wont be taken for final selection.But only those who qualify in each section & rank sufficiently high will be called for Phase II (main examination).


Phase II (Mains): The main examination will test your english skills & knowledge about agriculture & economy.Candidates have to attend all the below papers:


In Mains exam, there are 2 papers for Assistant Managers & 3 papers for Managers


Paper I - Descriptive English: Essay, Précis writing, Comprehension, Report/ Paragraph & Letter writing.Answers for these questions are to be typed on the computer only.


Marks: 100 | Time limit is 1 hr 30 minutes.


Paper II – Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development

There will be multiple choice questions from Economical, Social issues, Agriculture and Rural development.


Nabard has already provided the detailed syllabus for these subjects in their notification (see below to get it via pdf)

Total: 100 marks | Time limit is 1 hr 30 minutes.


Paper III (only for Manager) Candidates who are applying for Manager (grade B) position only are required to attend this paper.There is no paper III for Assistant Managers.


The topics is Analytical Paper on Development Economics, Statistics, Finance and Management.It is an objective type paper with questions from the above mentioned topics.


Duration: 1 hr 30 minutes | Total: 100 marks

Must read: NABARD Cutoffs of previous year Grade A & B exams


NABARD Prelims & Mains Syllabus

It may look that there are many papers to attend in this exam.But except for 3 papers in mains, all are the same.

Part I has Reasoning, Computers, General awareness, Quantitative aptitude & English language.

These sections are similar to any other banking exam.So you can prepare the same topics for this test as well.

Part II contains specialized topics of Economics, Social issues, Agriculture & Rural Development.

Candidates have to prepare well about these chapters because these papers are also in Main exam as well.


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The detailed syllabus of Part II papers for the NABARD prelims & main are given below. Since the topic list is provided, make sure to study these chapters alone:


Economic and Social Issues: There will objective type questions related to economical & social issues that are prevalent in India.

  • Nature of Indian Economy
  • Economic underdevelopment
  • Globalisation
  • Economic Reforms in India
  • Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India – Rural and Urban
  • Measurement of Poverty
  • Poverty Alleviation Programmes of the Government.
  • Population Trends
  • Population Growth and Economic Development
  • Population Policy in India.
  • Agriculture- Characteristics / Status – Technical and Institutional changes in Indian Agriculture Agricultural performance – Issues in Food Security in India
  • Non Institutional and Institutional Agencies in rural credit. Industry
  • Industrial and Labour Policy
  • Industrial performance – Regional Imbalance in India’s Industrial Development
  • Public Sector Enterprises.
  • Rural Marketing
  • Development of banking and financial institutions in India
  • Reforms in Banking/ Financial sector.
  • Role of International Funding Institutions – IMF & World Bank – WTO
  • Regional Economic Co-operation.
  • Social Structure in India – Multiculturalism – Demographic trends
  • Gender Issues Joint family system
  • Social Infrastructure -Education – Health and Environment.
  • Education – Status & System of Education
  • Socio –Economic Problems associated with Illiteracy
  • Socio-economic programmes for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and other
  • Human Development.
  • Current Economic & Social Issues.


Agriculture: NABARD is primarily an agriculture lending organization with core of its business in agri sector.Therefore an general overview of agriculture sector & rural development is required to answer objective questions in this paper.

  • Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture and Allied activities.
  • Recent trends, major challenges in agriculture measures to enhance viability
  • Factors of Production in agriculture
  • Agricultural Finance and Marketing
  • Agriculture: definition, meaning and its branches
  • Classification of field crops
  • Cropping Systems: Definition and types of cropping systems
  • Seed production, seed processing, seed village
  • Meteorology: weather parameters, crop-weather advisory
  • Precision Farming, System of Crop Intensification, organic farming
  • Soil and Water Conservation
  • Water Resources
  • Farm and Agri Engineering
  • Plantation & Horticulture
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Fisheries
  • Forestry
  • Agricultural extensions
  • Ecology and Climate Change

Rural Development: Concept of Rural Area, Structure of the Indian Rural Economy, Importance and role of the rural sector in India.

  • Economic, Social and Demographic Characteristics of the Indian rural economy
  • Causes of Rural Backwardness.
  • Rural population in India, Occupational structure, Farmers, Agricultural Laborers, Artisans, Handicrafts, Traders, Forest dwellers/tribes and others
  • Trends of change in rural population and rural work force
  • Problems and conditions of rural labour; Issues and challenges in Handlooms
  • Panchayati Raj Institutions – Functions and Working.
  • MGNREGA, NRLM – Aajeevika, Rural Drinking water programmes,
  • Swachh Bharat, Rural housing, PURA and other rural development programmes.
  • Rural Credit System, Role of Rural Credit in Rural Development.
  • Evolution and Growth of Rural Credit System in India.
  • Role and functions of RBI, NABARD, SIDBI and other financial institutions

Analytical Paper on Development Economics, Statistics, Finance & Management: This is yet another paper in NABARD main exams only for Manager (grade B).


Development Economics: Measures of development, Economic Development Models, role of subsidies, importance of savings and investment,Importance of agriculture, Terms of trade in agriculture, Development issues in India – Post 2015 Agenda.


Statistics: Basic statistical concepts, Summarizing of data, Frequency distribution, Measures of Central Tendency, Relative dispersion, Elementary Probability, Relative Frequency Approach, sampling, Axiomatic Approach, Analysis of frequency distribution, Correlation, Regression, Sampling Methods, Time Series Analysis.


Finance: Financial system in India, Union Budget; Project finance, Risk Management in Banking Sector, Sources of capital, instruments and methods, Development finance- scope and needs,Concept of project cycle management, Private and Social Cost Benefit significance of development finance,Financial Inclusion – Use of Technology, Public Private Partnership

Management: Management nature and scope, Processes, Planning, Staffing, Directing and Controlling, he Role of a Manager in an Organization.

  • Leadership
  • Human Resource Development
  • Communication

Candidates who had registered for Assistant Manager (grade A) need not appear for paper III.


NABARD 2016 Exam Books & Mock Tests

Since NABARD is a credit lending organization for agriculture & rural sector, candidates are required to prepare for these topics in detail.


Therefore we are suggesting few UPSC exam books because they provide you with the depth which is necessary to cover the syllabus for this asst manager & manager recruitment.


* Click here to buy NABARD Grade A & B Online Mock Tests for Rs.599


For Economic and Social Issues:

* Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh – Click here to buy online for Rs.500


* Sociology by CN Shankar Rao Click here to buy online for Rs.520


For Agriculture& Rural Development


* Agriculture at a glance by RK SharmaClick here to buy online for Rs.320


* Rural Development: Indian contextClick here to buy online for Rs.140


* India 2016 by Govt of IndiaClick here to buy online for Rs.298 (for govt schemes)

For Statistics (paper III)

* Statistics (used for SSC CGL exam) – Click here to buy online for Rs.110


We hope you are now clear about the the NABARD exam pattern & selection process. Incase of any doubts, you may ask via the form below.