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Upcoming Bank Exams, Jobs & Govt Exams in 2016 | Full List

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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
SSC MTS Recruitment 2017 – 8300 posts January 30, 2017 April 2017
LIC AAO Recruitment Real or Rumor?  
SSC Exam Calendar 2017 – Schedule of dates - 2017
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IBPS Bank Exams Calendar 2017 for PO, Clerk & Specialist Officer Jobs

when is the next ibps po exam in 2015,when will ibps conduct next po exam,when will ibps conduct next clerk exam in 2015,when will ibps conduct common exams in 2015,ibps bank exams calendar 2015,next ibps po exam 2015,next ibps clerk exam 2015When are the next IBPS bank exams in 2017 is one common question that arises regularly among those preparing for public sector bank exams in India.To solve this, IBPS Calendar 2017 - 2018 is released at the start of every year by the institute.The official PDF notification for the current year is finally out, thereby enabling you to plan for jobs in any of the 20 public sector banks across India.


Although there are many government exams, aspirants are very interested to know about upcoming bank exams for the year as banking sector provides huge opportunities for graduates.


Therefore, if you are dreaming about bank jobs & aspire to become a Probationary Officer (PO), Clerk or Specialist Officer in any PSB, then you must first qualify in IBPS bank exams.


I heard that IBPS will stop conducting bank exams hereafter.Is it true?no-more-ibps-exams-true-false-1

No.Its completely false.


It is true that public sector banks are under severe stress due to rising NPAs.It was due to this reason, IOB did not recruit last year as RBI imposed PCA action on them to clean their accounts.


But other banks will continue to recruit freshers for entry level jobs.For that to happen, IBPS bank exams needs to happen as planned.


Because of mounting losses, the number of vacancies only may get reduced.


IBPS Bank Exams in 2017

A large number of young graduates are looking at bank jobs as a career option but they are faced with many doubts such as:
  • When are the next IBPS bank exams going to happen?
  • When will IBPS conduct PO/ Clerk/ SO (specialist officer) / RRB exam in 2017

Inorder to stop unnecessary rumors & keep candidates informed  - IBPS started publishing their exam calendar/ timetable from last year.


Here is the full list of upcoming IBPS bank exams in 2017-2018

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The official notifications for the above examinations will be released approximately 45 days before the mentioned dates.


For example, the IBPS PO-VII exam online registrations could open during the month of August 2017.


No Interviews for Clerk Jobs

Government of India had advised all public sector banks to stop interviews for clerk posts to bring transparency in the selection process.


Through this new route,
  • all candidates who submit their applications for IBPS Clerk Exam in 2017 will have to appear for a preliminary exam.
  • Qualifiers shall be shortlisted for main exam.
  • Those who are successful in mains would be directly selected for the job

Banks may also conduct psychometric tests as a replacement for interviews.


While interviews for clerical posts & office assistant (in RRB) are scrapped, there is no change in the PO recruitment process.


The IBPS 2017 calendar of exams is published online & can be downloaded from their website here (pdf file) 


It’s Exam Time from October!

Looking at the table, you need to allot the later half of the year 2017 completely for bank exams.


The common written examination for Officers (scale I,II & III) & Office next ibps rrb exam in 2015,when will ibps conduct next rrb examAssistants in Regional Rural Banks (CWE RRB-V) is scheduled in September 2017.


Similarly, you will have to appear for IBPS PO (CWE PO/ MT-VII) & IBPS Clerk (CWE CLERK-VI) during October, November & December 2017 respectively.


They will be followed with the IBPS SO (Specialist-VII) prelims in December & Mains in January 2018.


How Many Vacancies?

IBPS normally the releases the vacancy list for PO, Clerk & Specialist officers only after publication of exam results.


So you won’t be able to get the exact no. of bank jobs in 2017-18 at this point of time. But just like previous years, public sector banks could hire in the following range:

  • PO –  8000 - 9000
  • Clerk –  17000 - 19000
  • Specialist Officer: 3000 - 4000

Last year, around 48000 bank jobs were created for IBPS exam qualifiers.

SSC MTS 2017: Your Top 10 Eligibility Doubts Answered & Explained!!

The SSC MTS 2016-2017 Exam notification for recruitment of Multi Tasking (Non-Technical) staff is certainly one of the biggest announcements this year.This exam will make you eligible for 8300 multi tasking staff jobs in central government ministries & departments spread across different states.Because of the huge interest among candidates, here are answers for some of your top doubts about SSC MTS recruitment 2017.


Staff Selection Commission conducts selections for various group B & C cadre posts. The SSC MTS 2017 exam is held every year during the months of April & May, for group C non-ministerial positions that come under the central govt.


With the SSC MTS online application registrations now open, many of you might have questions such as – am I eligible or not?To help such people, we have compiled the answers for some of your top questions about applying for the post of SSC multi tasking staff.


SSC MTS Eligibility Doubts


Q 1: What is the minimum educational qualifications for SSC MTS 2017 exam?

A: You should have passed matriculation examination (std. 10th class) inorder to become eligible for this multi tasking staff.


Note: This is just a minimum qualification & candidates who have completed degree (UG or PG) are also allowed to apply.


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

A: Candidates should be between 18 – 25 years of age, as on August 1, 2017.

  • OBC category, the maximum age is 31 yrs &
  • SC/ ST: 33 years

Persons with Disabilities (PWD) get an extension on maximum age by 10 yrs (GEN), 13 years (OBC) & 15 years (SC/ST)


Note: The date of birth should be exactly same as recorded in your matriculation/ secondary examination.If there is any mismatch, it will not be accepted by SSC.


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

A: Women who are widows or divorced & have not re-married can apply for this multi tasking staff exam upto the age of 35 years (general), 38 yrs (OBC) & 40 yrs (SC/ST)


Q 4: I have only 40% in degree.Am I eligible for SSC MTS 2017 recruitment?

A: Yes, you have completed degree after school matriculation exam.So you are eligible to apply & there is no minimum percent required in degree (pass is enough).


For applicants from SC/ST/PWD category, pass in degree is enough.No percentage condition exists for them.


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

A: Yes, you can apply if you had completed/ passed std.10th exams.


Q 6: Should i know the local language of the state that i am applying for?

A: Not required.


Q 7: There are less/ no vacancies in my state.Can I apply for any other state?

A: Yes, you can apply for vacancies in any state.But make sure to input your order of state preferences in the online application form.




Note: Enter ‘X’ in the specific box if you are not interested to apply for a particular state.


Q 8: How many vacancies are available & how many states can i apply?

A total of 8300 posts are available to qualifiers of SSC MTS 2017 exams.


Since the vacancies are segregated as per 9 zones, you are allowed to apply for all states but must give specify the order of preference.


Q 9: Can I apply for one state & appear for exam in another state?

A: Yes, you can choose any exam center you wish even though your preferences of states are different.


Q 10: Are BE/ Btech/MBA/ MCA/ B.Sc graduates eligible?

A: Yes, any degree holder is eligible to apply for MTS job because the minimum qualification is pass in std.Xth.


Therefore, graduates with BSc/ MSc/ BE/ BTech/ MBA/ MCA/ BCom/ MCom etc., degree are absolutely eligible to apply.


Now, click here to read the SSC MTS 2017 notification to know about all the details about the recruitment exam.


The online registrations are open till January 30, 2017 & if you have any other question, use the form below to ask it & we could help you out.

SSC MTS Recruitment 2017 for 8300 Multi Tasking Staff Posts Begins

ssc mts recruitment 2016 notification,ssc mts recruitment 2017 notificationIf you are searching for central govt jobs in India, the latest notification for SSC MTS recruitment 2016 – 2017 is now released.It is conducted to fill posts of Multi Tasking (non-technical) staff in various central government ministries /departments / offices that are located in different states & union territories across the nation.Qualifying in SSC MTS is a good chance for you to start your career in govt sector that many are aspiring.


Staff Selection Commission (SSC), is the organization that is responsible for selections to Group B & C cadre posts in govt ministries & offices.SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC JE etc., are few exams that are already popular among freshers for higher level jobs.


Post – Vacancies – Payscale

Multi Tasking Staff (MTS) – 8300 posts (across different regions)


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MTS job profile: It is a non technical job & duties of MTS will vary depending on the ministry/ office they are posted.Mostly, it would involve office/ record maintenance, carry letters or files to respective section/ office, perform non-clerical work such as taking sending faxes, taking photocopies etc.,


We know many would be looking for SSC MTS salary as it is one of the important parameter chosen by applicants.


The approximate salary for MTS is Rs.18,000 – 22,000 / month (varies with post location)


Dates to Note

Last date to submit online applications – January 30, 2016 (upto 5 pm)

Written examination to be conducted on – April 16, 30 & May 7, 2017


Who are Eligible?

To apply for SSC MTS 2017 exam, you need to satisfy the following conditions,

  • Agelimit: 18 – 25 years as on August 1, 2017 (OBC: +3 yrs, SC/ST: +5 yrs)
  • Should have passed std.12th on or before 1.08.2017

Since the minimum educational qualification is set as pass in std.XII, candidates who have completed degree are also eligible to apply.


Selection Process

All eligible applicants must appear for an online written exam that will have two papers – Paper I (objective type) & Paper II (descriptive type).

Only those who qualify in paper I by scoring the necessary cutoffs would be invited to appear for paper II.

There is negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.Also, SSC may fix separate cutoff marks for each section that will be decided by them after the test.




Paper II consists of short essay & letter writing that needs to be answered in english language or any other regional language (see list in notification)


Books for SSC MTS Exam:

To help you prepare for the SSC MTS exams in 2017, here are some of the guides that can be bought online.


* SSC MTS Exam GuideClick here to buy online for Rs.249

* SSC MTS 15 Practice Papers Click here to buy online for Rs.104


Since there are no interviews, candidates for each state are purely selected based on their performance in Paper-  I, provided they qualify in Paper-II as well.


Registration Steps

The application fee of Rs.100 must be paid through online mode only before January 30, 2017. You may also generate the payment challan & pay at any SBI branches.

All female candidates & all males/ females belonging to SC/ ST/ PWD/ Ex-servicemen need not pay application fees.

The online application forms can be accessed & submitted only via ssconline.nic.in


Download notice: If you are interested to apply for this SSC MTS 2016 – 2017 exam, download the notification from their website here (.pdf) & read it carefully before proceeding to apply online.


Online application links – click here to apply

GK Yearbook 2017 – Your Guide for General Awareness [Read Review]

gk-yearbook-2017-1Right from our childhood days, if there was one subject where everyone of us had to toil very hard,it could be General Knowledge.The feeling remains the same still now as candidates studying for competitive exams regularly ask ‘How to prepare for GK’ or ‘What are the best GK books to buy’.So here is the review about a latest GK book titled ‘The Mega Yearbook 2017’.


Apart from UPSC, General Knowledge is now part of all recruitments including Bank exams, SSC CGL exams, Railway exams, LIC AAO, Insurance exams etc.,


None of these exams specify the syllabus for GK section making it even more harder for candidates to pick topics while preparing.Current affairs capsules can be referred but cannot be carried anywhere like a book.


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Today, we shall be reviewing ‘The Mega Yearbook 2017’ by ‘Disha Publication’, which is a popular publisher of entrance exams books.


The book containing over 850 pages, is claimed as ‘The Yearbook with a Difference’.Proceed to read the review to know how its different. Click here to buy for Rs.189


This GK guide contains comprehensive information on all subjects such as Current affairs, History, Geography, Polity, Economy, Sports, Finance, Science, Culture etc.,


The book is quite bulky & looks similar to many other yearbooks in the market.But there are no advertisements within pages, which helps in distraction free reading.


Though the first few pages are colorful & appearling, all other pages are of average quality only but are readable with good spacing & normal sized fonts.


What It Contains?

The book is divided into two parts:

  • Part A: Current Affairs
  • Part B: General Knowledge

Under part A, we can read all the important happenings of the year 2016 under various headings - Appointments, Obituaries, Awards, Books released, Bill passed, Modi`s visits to nations, Union Budget, Railway Budget, Schemes launched etc.,




The chapters ‘Diary of National & International Events in 2016’ takes us through a date wise account of notable events of each month.These pages itself have a lot of GK data.


Then, there are 10 descriptive articles that analyze various issues that were prominent last year such as Black money, Globalization, Automation, Digital india campaign, Reservation quotas, Global warming etc., are some of them.


Such articles help us to get a detailed view of the subject & would be useful in Group discussions, English comprehensions etc.,


GK of all Subjects at One Place

Mega Yearbook GK Book Review 4We know many candidates are searching for books to prepare for static/ traditional GK because it is quite difficult to download pdf`s & read it on computers.


Part B is all about such type of General Knowledge & this is where the book scores.(click here for our final verdict on the book)


Here is the list of subjects that are covered under GK section:

  • Indian Panorama (states & capitals,first in male & female,famous landmarks, superlatives etc)
  • Geography of India & World
  • History (civilizations, dynasties,kingdoms,freedom movement etc.,)
  • Indian Polity (Constitution,Articles, Amendments, Government structure, Election system, Acts & more)
  • Business & Economy (National incomes, Trade data, Import/Export etc.,)
  • General Science (Physics, Chemistry & Biology)
  • Environment (Wildlife, Parks, Sanctuaries, Bio-reserves, Environmental Issues)
  • Arts & Culture (Famous in Dance & Music,Popular places etc.,)
  • Sports
  • Latest in Technology, Healthcare & Communications

Even though there are many topics to read, the presentation is very impressive with Mega Yearbook GK Book Review 2tables, graphs & other forms of graphical representations.


Its similar to the notes that candidates write while preparing.


For example, the Indian legislature is explained in the form of a flowchart which not only provides vital information but can also be understood easily by anyone including newbies.


A Must Buy GK Book for Bank, Govt & RRB Exams

Are you thinking on applying for any upcoming govt exams? Then this ‘Mega Yearbook’ is highly recommended.


Just by reading this book, you can get all the basic general knowledge from various fields at one place.Also its very cheap!!


The Mega Yearbook 2017 now at Rs.150 only – Click here to Buy Online (rated 4.5 / 5 with many +ve reviews) 


Along with this book, we suggest you to read newspapers regularly & stay updated on current affairs.

Coal India Management Trainees Recruitment | 1300 Jobs for BE/ BTech/ MBA

coal-india-logo,coal india mt recruitment 2017,coal india management trainees recruitment,coal india management trainee jobsCoal India Limited (CIL) is the single largest coal producing company in the world & is also a ‘maharatna’ public sector undertaking under Ministry of Coal, Government of India.It operates 413 mines that are spread across 8 different states of India & has approximately 3.2 lakh employees.Coal India has recently released notification for Management Trainees recruitment 2017.


Many of you might be looking to apply for bank jobs & government jobs but there are recruitments by various other public sector companies that also offer good career opportunities.


Post & Vacancies

Management Trainee (various disciplines) – 1319 posts


Selected candidates are paid salary in the payscale of Rs.20,600 – Rs.46,500 during the 1st year (training period).On successful completion of training & passing the test, you will be placed in E3 grade with payscale of Rs.24,900 – Rs.50,500.


The take home salary for management trainees in Coal India is Rs.38,000 – Rs.42,000 /month (approx) depending on your place of posting.


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Dates to Note

Online registration of applications: January 5 to February 3, 2017

Online written examination: March 26, 2017


Are you Eligible?

Inorder to apply for coal india management trainee recruitment 2017, applicants need to posses the following conditions:

  • Age not more than 30 years for general category as on Dec 1, 2016 (+3 yrs for OBC, +5 yrs for SC/ ST)
  • Completed degree with 60% marks (55% for SC/ST/PWD), as on Dec 1, 2016

Due to different posts, the educational qualification varies for each discipline.Check the below table for list of permitted degrees.


Mining / Electrical / Mechanical / Civil / Chemical / Mineral / Electronics & Telecomm / Industrial: BE/ Btech / AMIE / BSc (engg) in relevant branch with 60% marks.


Systems/ IT: BE/ BTech/ B.Sc (engg) in Computer science / Computer engg / IT or MCA


Geology: M.Sc./M.Tech. in Geology or Applied Geology


Finance & Accounts: Should be a qualified CA/ ICWA. MBA & MCom graduates not eligible


Personnel & HR: 2 years full time PG degree/ diploma in HR/ Industrial Relations/ Personnel Management OR MHROD OR MBA OR Master of Social Work with
specialization in HR.


* Refer the notification for complete list of eligible degrees for each discipline/ post.


Selection Process:

Coal India MT recruitment selection procedure involves a computer based online examination to be held on March 26th.It consists of two papers:

  • Paper I: 100 marks with objective questions from General Knowledge, Reasoning, Numerical ability & General English
  • Paper II: 100 marks in Professional Knowledge (post related)

While the total duration of the exam is 3 hours, both papers must be attended on a single day itself.


For each correct answer, you are awarded 1 mark but there is no negative mark for wrong answers.


Candidates who qualify in online test & posses the required scores are shortlisted for interview stage.Final selection depends on the combined merit of both stages.


Registrations & Application

The application fee of Rs.1000 (GEN/ OBC) should be paid only through online mode i.e. Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking etc.No other mode of payment of fee is allowed.

All SC/ ST/ PWD candidates/ Employees of Coal India Limited & its subsidiaries are exempted from paying the registration fees.

After submitting the online application form, make sure to take a print of the generated form & payment acknowledgement slip for future reference.


Remember to save the application sequence no., user ID & password received on your e-mail and mobile number.It is required to relogin & download call letters & check results.


More details here

Are you intersted to know more about Coal India Management Trainee Recruitment 2017? Then, download the notification from their official website by clicking here (.pdf)


Online application links – click here to apply

68000 Bank Jobs Created in 2016 | Are You Ready for 2017?

number of bank jobs in 2016,bank exams 2016,how many bank jobs in 2016,how many bank jobs were filled in 2016,number of bank job vacancies in 2016The year 2016 has come to an end & selection process for various bank recruitments are over too.So many of you would be thinking about how many bank jobs were created in 2016 & expected number of vacancies in 2017.As 48000 vacancies in govt banks were announced, we bring you the complete list of openings for each post.


For the past couple of years, Indian banks have emerged as one of the leading job creators compared to other sectors.This led many fresh graduates to appear for banking exams regularly.


To compensate for the large no. of retirements happening in middle/ senior cadre, public sector banks are also recruiting aggressively.This trend continued in the year 2016 as well.


First, How Do Banks Recruit?

A common selection process is held by IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection), which is responsible for conducting common written exams & interview for different positions in 20 government banks.

Candidates who qualify finally with the necessary cutoffs are allotted to banks based on their scores.

In this method, merit plays an important role.


A top scoring person gets a job in the bank he/ she chose as their 1st preference.The least scoring candidate in merit list is allotted as per their 5th or 6th or even his/ her last preference.


Bank Recruitments in 2016

Every year, the IBPS bank exams are held during the second part of that calendar year.So the following data are for recruitment exams conducted in the year 2015-16.


4 major bank exams were held by IBPS in 2016 for a total of 48,747 vacancies as:

  • Clerk
  • Probationary Officer  (PO)
  • Specialist Officer (SO)
  • Office Assistant & Officer in Regional Rural Banks (RRB)

State Bank of India was also a big recruiter in 2016 with 2200 PO & 17140 clerical posts. The final results for these recruitments were also released recently.




These openings will be filled in the year 2017 once the interview/ merit list are released.


Bank Jobs: Competition is Growing

Although vacancies are only in few thousands the response for these exams were much higher.Here are some statistics:

  • 12 – 14 lakh candidates register for IBPS PO & Clerk common exams every year
  • 9 - 10 lakh of them appear for the test

Will there be any SBI recruitment/ jobs in 2017?

State Bank of India does not participate in IBPS common recruitment.They issue separate notifications & select candidates based on scores in those exams.


So whenever an SBI recruitment notification is released, atleast 20 lakh candidates apply due to the huge brand value of SBI.There will be no SBI associate banks recruitment hereafter as they will soon merge with SBI.


There is very less chance for SBI recruitment in 2017 as employees from associate banks will be assigned new roles in SBI due to this merger.


But, SBI is an unpredictable organization & may release a recruitment advt suddenly. Hence we need to wait & watch if any announcements come up.


How many Bank Jobs in 2017?

bank jobs in 2016-2017Since IBPS is to conduct the exams during the later part of 2016, vacancies shall be filled in the year 2017 only.


This brings us to the next question: How many bank jobs to be filled 2017?


The number of bank jobs in 2017 is expected to be similar like last year – which is around 8000 – 9000 officers & 17,000 – 19,000 clerks.


Apart from these govt. banks, many other private banks such as ICICI Bank, Federal Bank, Axis Bank etc., also conduct recruitments.but they dont require these IBPS exam scores.(see apply for bank jobs without IBPS scores)

Crack IBPS Clerk Mains: Dont Make These 5 Mistakes of IBPS PO Main Exam

number 5The IBPS Clerk Mains 2016 Exam is fast approaching & atleast 2 - 3 lakh candidates are expected to appear for this main examination from all over India.You will know that those who cannot qualify in this test will need to wait for one year & apply again for next year`s - IBPS clerk recruitment 2017. Hence clearing it in the first attempt would be the priority for many individuals.


Take the case of IBPS PO Main Exam held recently.Everyone put in their hard labor during preparations & even performed well in mock tests.But many were unable to get through due to various reasons.


Why Many Failed in IBPS PO Mains?

The failure in IBPS PO mains has taught many valuable lessons for all of us.What are they & how can those be avoided in clerk exam?


We explain the mistakes committed in PO exams & provide suggestions to avoid the errors again in the upcoming clerk mains.


time management1) TIME MANAGEMENT

It was the biggest reason for many failures in IBPS PO mains. Candidates were not able to attempt the entire paper & had to walk out of the hall without answering few questions in the paper.


Here the question arises: WHY?

  • Sectional time limit – Each section should be completed within a specified duration.
  • Spending lot of time on every question.

Tips to Manage Time

Now how to overcome this time management issue for clerical exam? Here are some useful but very important tips that you must follow.

  • Do not spend more than 1.2 minutes /question in Reasoning, English & Quantitative aptitude.
  • Since you cannot move between sections, make sure to attend maximum number of questions in each section within the specified time.
  • Don't waste time in answering an unknown question.Your accuracy is equally important.

From what we know, there wont be any option to choose the section that you like to attend first.So you must start answering whatever sections come on your screen.



negative marksWe hope everyone appearing for bank exams knows about 0.25 negative mark which will be reduced for every wrong answer.


Sometimes aspirants just make wild guesses at the last moment just to complete all the sections.But they end up with reduced scores due to negative marking.

4 wrong answers = 1 mark will be subtracted from your score.

Therefore, answer only those questions that you are 100% sure and don’t touch the doubtful ones.



Aspirants usually purchase the books of unknown authors which provide all the sections briefly or have several errors.Sometimes the material they are studying is not specially prepare for the exams they are going to appear.


For example, some candidates are seen preparing for IBPS Clerk exam from a book meant for other competitive exams.How is that going to benefit?


The best remedy to avoid such mistakes is – candidates will have to understand the syllabus first & get guides or books specifically available for clerk mains exam published by well known authors in that field.



Many had just gone through the pattern for PO exam hoping they can solve it on the testing day.But they could not attend the twisted problems because of less practice.


Take up mock tests regularly.Practicing tests offline will help you solve different types of questions but to improve your speed & time – online mock tests are required because the main exam is computer based.


IBPS Clerk Mains 10 Mock Tests for Rs.399 – Buy Online & Start Now


Hence online mock tests or test series will provide you with confidence & ability to manage time even better



Many candidates were unaware of the fact that they have to obtain a certain score in each section to qualify in PO mains exam.


Inorder to pass in the clerical mains, there are two cutoffs – sectional & total cutoffs.

Even if you are not able to secure the necessary score in any one of it, you will not be considered for final selection.

Since there shall be state-wise cutoffs for clerk jobs predicting expected cutoffs of IBPS clerk mains wont be possible.


But, of the 200 questions - 120+ can be considered as safe number of attempts. Click here to know about the number of questions to attend inorder to get qualified.


Learn from these Mistakes

These are the common mistakes made by people during the PO mains.So don’t repeat the same again in IBPS clerk main 2016 exam.


Work based on a proper study plan from start to the end.You may also checkout the article Study plan for IBPS Clerk Mains for reference.


What were the mistakes you made in PO exam? How are you planning to rectify it? Say it in comments.

IBPS SO Exam: Best Books for IT Officer, Agri Officer, Marketing, Law & HR

The IBPS SO Recruitment 2017 is held for filling the vacancies of specialist officers in public sector banks.As the last dates to apply are already over, it is time for you to know on how to prepare for IBPS SO exam.Since many were asking about study materials to prepare for IT Officer, Marketing & Agri officer exams, we are providing you with the review of IBPS SO Exam Books so that you may get an idea of what to expect from these gudes.


As per the IBPS SO 2016 notification released in November 2016, 4122 vacancies are created in 20 public sector banks.The online exams are to be held on January 28 & 29, 2017.


Of the 4100 posts advertised this year - IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer & Marketing Officer have large number of openings which means, we could huge competition for these posts among candidates.


Books for IBPS SO: To aid you in preparing for the upcoming specialist officer exams, we have compiled the list of reference materials :


We take you through the contents, photos & study material in the book that should help in your decision to buy.


New Exam Pattern: Focus on Professional Knowledge:

Unlike PO & clerical exams, IBPS SO exam pattern is little different with special focus on the section ‘Professional Knowledge’, which is nothing but your area of specialisation.




As you can see, while all other sections are only qualifying in nature, Professional Knowledge (PK) paper carries 80 marks with 50 questions to answer.


Therefore candidates need to pass in each section but marks scored in professional knowledge only would be considered to prepare the final merit list.


For Law Officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari positions, there will be General Awareness instead of Quantitiatve Aptitude.All other sections will be the same.


IT-Officer-Exam-GuideIT Officer Exam Guide Review:

This book – ‘IBPS IT Officer Self Study cum Practice Book’ by Kiran`s has a dedicated section on Information Technology along with other parts such as Quantitative aptitude, English language & Reasoning. (click here to buy online for Rs.574)


Some of the topics covered inlcude Basic concepts, Operating systems, Networking, DBMS, Web technology, Programming languages, Security etc.,


The guide is quite heavy as it packs a lot of content within it.You get the following:

  • 35 Full length Model Paper Sets with solutions
  • Previous year`s IBPS IT Officer solved papers (2011 – 2016)

Though many chapters are covered, there was no problem in navigating because of the clear layout followed throughout the book.


Overall, you get 1750 questions to practice on IT subject alone in addition to 1000+ questions under other sections.


The book is priced at Rs.570 which is defintely a must buy for all those who are preparing to crack the IBPS specialist IT Officer exams.


Click here to Buy Kiran`s IT Officer Exam Guide for Rs.574 (contains guide & practice papers)


Agri. Field Officer Guide Review:

IBPS-Agri-Officer-Exam-GuideOn the advice of Govt. of India, public sector banks are opening new branches in rural & semi urban areas pushing up the need for agriculture officers.


This year 2580 agriculture officer vacancies are to be filled across 20 banks through IBPS SO recruitment 2016.


Arihant publications have come out with the book ‘Agriculture Field Officer Exam Guide’ for candidates registered who had applied for this post.,


As mentioned in front of the book, it is prepared according to the latest syllabus containing 4 parts – Reasoning ability, Quantitative aptitude, English language & Professional knowledge (agriculture)


Click here to Buy IBPS Agri. Officer Exam Guide for Rs.286 


The topics under agriculture touch upon various subjects such as Crop production, Soil, Crop types, Animal husbandry, Dairy cattle etc.,


Like we said earlier, have your degree texts in hand along with this guide while preparing, as it is always better to refer two or three books.


Marketing, HR & Law Officer Books:

Here are books that you may require to prepare for Law officer, HR officer & Marketing Officers.


* Buy OnlineMarketing Officer Exam Guide (with practice sets) for Rs.460


* Buy Online - HR Officer Exam Guide (with practice sets) for Rs.439

* Buy Online - Law Officer Guide (with practice sets) for Rs.470


We wish you the best in preparing for the IBPS SO Exam 2016-17.If you have any more doubts related to study materials, let us know through comments.

ICICI Bank PO Recruitment 2017 | New Batches Announced!

icici bank logo,icici recruitment 2017,icici bank po recruitment 2017,icici po recruitment 2017,icici bank 2017 po recruitment,icici bank po training recruitment The most expected ICICI Bank PO Recruitment 2017 notification is back again with new batches.ICICI Bank is India`s 2nd largest bank with over 4000 branches spread throughout the nation.It also has strong presence in 18 other countries & is one of most sought private sector bank to work.


IBPS bank exams provides an opportunity for young aspirants to apply for PO, clerk & specialist officer jobs in public sector banks.Similarly, this ICICI bank PO recruitment 2017 is a wonderful chance for graduates to become Deputy Manager after training.


About ICICI Bank PO Recruitment 2017:

The probationary officer training programme is an initiative regularly conducted by ICICI bank since 2007.Their 36th batch results were out recently who were selected to join the ICICI Manipal Academy (IMA) at Bangalore in November 2016.


Candidates chosen through a multi-stage selection process are given training in banking domain for an year, awarded a degree by Manipal university & inducted as employees of ICICI bank.


After successful completion of the course, you are appointed as Deputy Manager in ICICI bank with a salary of approximately Rs.33,000/ month (Rs.4 lakhs/ annum)


From When?

Online registration closes on – December 31, 2016
Aptitude test to be held in January 2017 & GD/ Interviews in March / April


Batches are scheduled to start in May & August 2017.


Can I Apply?

There aren't many conditions to apply for this ICICI bank 2017 PO recruitment.Just a few but all are very important.
  • Applicant should be within 25 yrs of age, as on Dec 31, 2016 
  • Those born before December 31, 1991 cannot register
  • Must have a degree with minimum 55% marks aggregate
  • Fresher are also eligible to apply.

If any of your direct family member (father,mother,brother,sister) is an employee of ICICI bank currently, you are not allowed to apply.


ICICI Bank PO Selections:

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 3) Group discussion 4) Personal Interview

Checkout ICICI Bank PO Recruitment Exam Pattern for more info on selection process, & question asked.


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Those who are finally selected will have to attend the training at ICICI Manipal Academy, Bangalore in the following timeline:

  • 6 months of intensive residential classroom & online training at ICICI Manipal Academy
  • 2 months of internship
  • 4 months of on-the-job training with the bank

The highlights of this course are,

  • Everyone entering training stage will be handed a job guarantee letter & enrolled for PG diploma in banking (PGDB) from Manipal university.
  • On completion you shall be appointed as Deputy Manager in ICICI bank drawing a salary of more than 4 lakhs/ year.

For undergoing this training, Rs.3.78 lakhs that you can pay yourself OR avail a educational loan from ICICI bank itself.

Repayment Terms: After joining the bank as deputy manger, the loan EMI (approx. Rs.6000/ month) should be paid for 60 months.It would be automatically be recovered from your salary.


If a candidate discontinues training or quits the company within 3 years after joining, they must pay the total loan amount of Rs.3,78,000 along with interest to ICICI Bank.


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.


For online application & detailed information on ICICI Bank Manipal Academy PO Recruitment , visit this page here


In the above page, click on the button where it says “Apply Here’ at the bottom of the page.

Railways RRB NTPC Stage II Exam: Practice Workbook [Book Review]

RRB NTPC Practice Book 1Indian Railways - RRB NTPC 2016 Stage II Exam for recruitment of 18,200 jobs will start in January 2017.Most of the candidates will have bought RRB books to crack this RRB NTPC stage II exam.The tests being held at various centres itself shows the huge number of candidates who have registered for this recruitment.Practicing regularly only can help you rise above this competition & for it here is the review of RRB NTPC practice book.


As part of the stage II selection process, there is a common online exam that will have 120 questions from General Awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence and Reasoning.RRB NTPC Practice Book


Since there are no Interviews for any posts, all your efforts should be to qualify in the online test & proceed to the document verification stage.


Practice Sets for RRB NTPC: Book Review

The online exam shall have 120 questions (objective type) from General awareness, Arithmetic, General Intelligence & Reasoning.


Since you have to complete the test in 90 minutes, speed will play an important role in selection.


15 Practice Sets for RRB NTPC’ is a work book from Disha Publications that is available online for Rs.140.(click here to buy now)


It intends to assist you in improving your solving time & accuracy.


15 Full Practice Papers

As the book is prepared according to the RRB exam pattern it covers all the topics inline with the syllabus.


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A separate section on Indian Railway Budget & SWOT analysis are included, which provides an overview of the working of Indian Railways & its functions.(click here to buy now)


Each practice set is divided into 3 parts:

  • General awareness
  • Arithmetic
  • General Intelligence & Reasoning 

After each practice set, answers along with detailed explanations are given.So those who don't know the solution for a particular question can also learn the formulas/ concepts from here.


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The RRB NTPC stage 2 practice papers are just like a real question paper as they have 120 questions in each set.


These tests will help in checking your level of preparation & ability to answer questions within the 90 minutes duration.


Another important feature is the different variety of questions that we encounter, which itself pushes us to learn more on that subject.


Taking into all the tests given in the book, there are 1800+ questions in all the required sections for candidates to practice.


Our Verdict – Buy It!

Yes, we recommend this book not only for final practice but even for those who are just starting to prepare for RRB NTPC 2nd stage exams.


Click here to 15 Practice Sets for RRB NTPC Exam – Rs.140 (from Amazon.in)


Are you going for coaching classes? Then you may also utilize this workbook for doing exercises at home.


To talk about negatives, paper quality was the only big letdown as were not able to use sketch or ink pens to write notes as it absorbs everything.But at this price, we cannot expect anything more from the publishers.


So go ahead, buy it & kick start your revisions for RRB NTPC stage 2 exams.

IBPS Clerk Mains: How Many Questions to Attend to Qualify? [Full List]

What is the safe number of attempts in IBPS clerk mains 2016 – is one of the most common doubt raised by candidates who had applied for IBPS clerk recruitment in govt banks.Since clerical vacancies are announced in each state, there will be specific cutoffs for each state which you need to score.Hence we are providing the detailed list of expected attempts in IBPS clerk mains for each category, that will help you qualify.


The IBPS clerk mains is scheduled to happen on two dates - December 31, 2016 & January 1, 2017 at various centres across India.


With the release of IBPS clerk prelims results it is estimated that a minimum of 1 - 2 lakh candidates may have qualified for mains, as 19243 clerical jobs are to be filled in banks in 2017-18.


IBPS Clerk Mains: How Many Attempts to Qualify?

The clerical mains is an online test comprising of 200 questions for 200 marks with negative mark of 0.25 for each wrong answer.



As you can see, the total duration of this test is 135 minutes.But there is a time limit on each section within which you need to complete answering all the questions in that particular section.


Since there is no interview for clerk jobs in govt banks, candidates who qualify & secure the required cutoffs (sectional & total) in mains will directly be considered for allotment.


This will bring you to the next question:

How many questions should I attend to get selected in IBPS clerk mains exam?

To know the number of questions to answer correctly, we have compiled the full list of safe number of attempts for each state & category (based on previous cutoffs).



How to read the table clearly: Here is a detailed look on how to read the table & find the best number of questions to answer for your category & state.


For example, If you belong to the state of Uttar Pradesh – make sure to attend a minimum of 145 questions correctly (general category) to increase your chances of qualifying in mains.


Similarly, for OBC candidates – answering 136 questions & SC/ ST: 115 & 100 questions can be expected as best attempts.


Note: Don't expect to qualify just by attending these number of questions.All the questions that you attend must be correct or atleast 95% must be right.


Clerk Practice Mock Tests:

With just few more days for the ibps clerk main exams, its time to start revisions.Even if you are not totally prepared, make sure to take up the follow mock tests
* 10 Online Mock Tests for Clerk Mains from Rs.399 – Click here to buy online

Syndicate Bank Manipal PO Recruitment 2017 – Get Job after Training

Syndicate Bank has announced PO recruitment through which they intend to recruit young graduates, train & appoint them as probationary officers.The hiring process is being done in associate with Manipal university & NITTE university.For the past few years public sector banks are showing interest to recruit for their vacancies in tieup with private universities.


We see many private companies in IT, Telecom, Manufacturing sector ask for bonds from new recruits to reduce job hopping.This trend is catching up with public sector banks too & they are looking at ways to keep employee for longer periods.Syndicate Bank Manipal PO 2016 Recruitment,Syndicate Bank 2016 PO Recruitment Notification,Syndicate Bank Manipal NITTE PO Recruitment 2016,Syndicate Bank PO 2016 Vacancies


Now, Syndicate Bank has now joined that list by declaring 400 PO vacancies through this training cum recruitment route


Note these Dates

Online registrations closes on December 28, 2016

Online examination in the month of February 26, 2017


Post & Vacancies

Probationary Officer – 400 Openings


The selected students will be inducted in 2 batches to Manipal Global Education Services Pvt Ltd, Bangalore (MaGE) & NITTE Education International Pvt Ltd.(NEIPL), Greater Noida/ Mangaluru through this current selection exercise for 2017-18.


Who are Eligible?

If you are interested to apply for this from Syndicate Bank Manipal PO recruitment 2017, satisfying the following conditions are necessary:

  • Age to be within 20 – 28 years only as on Oct 1, 2016 (+5yrs for SC/ST, +3yrs: OBC)
  • Any degree with min. 60% marks (55% for SC/ST/PWD) as on 1.10.2016

IBPS score is not required.Hence even those who did not appear or couldn’t qualify in IBPS PO bank exams are also eligible to apply.


Appear for Online Test:

All eligible applicants will have to participate in a online test (objective type) that is scheduled in the month of February.Qualifiers of this test shall then be invited for GD/ Interviews.




The online test contain 200 questions - each carrying 1 mark for a total of 200 marks. While 0.25 would be reduced as negative mark, the duration of the exam is 120 minutes.


Candidates are required to secure certain cutoff marks in each section & on the total as well to qualify for next stage.


Books: The pattern of Syndicate bank PO recruitment selection test is similar to bank of baroda manipal`s exam.So you can purchase it to prepare for this exam as well.

* Manipal school of banking PO Exam Guide – Rs.215 – Buy online


PO Job after 1 Year:

All those individuals who get selected through the aforesaid selection process will be admitted for a 1 year Post Graduate Diploma in Banking & Finance course at Manipal University (Bangalore) & NITTE University (Noida)


The total cost of this programme is Rs.3.50 lakhs (including boarding, lodging, course fees, other fees, etc.).


On successful completion of the course, they shall be inducted into Syndicate Bank as Probationary Officer (PO – Scale I)


Candidates can avail an educational loan from the bank itself to pay for their course fees.

  • Repayment of loan shall begin only you appointed as PO (after 1 year of training)
  • EMIs will be deducted from your salary for a period of 84 months (7 years)

During the training period stipend of Rs.2500 (for 9 months) & Rs.10,000 (final 3 months) shall be paid to meet your expenses.


Get Bonus for Staying!

You heard it right.Candidates who join Syndicate bank as PO through this recruitment process will be paid certain bonus amount from 5th year onwards.


Rs.1,00,000 is to be paid on completion of 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th year of service in the bank.This means, a candidates would have received a total of Rs.5 lakhs as loyalty bonus after 10 years.


Registering Steps:

All those who fulfil the eligibility criteria should submit their applications only through online mode & pay Rs.600 or Rs.100 (SC/ST) through debit/credit/atm cards or Internet banking etc.,

  • Visit syndicatebank.in & open the section ‘career’ to click on PGDBF PROGRAMME 2017-18 link
  • Fill the required details asked in the online application form and submit it before Dec 28.

Remember to take print copies including application & e-receipt for future reference.


More Info Here

If you are interested to apply for Syndicate Bank Manipal PO recruitment 2017 project, then download the notification from their website here (pdf).


Click here for online application link