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Public sector banks are opening new branches in rural & semi-urban areas as the govt. is pushing for financial inclusion.They are also facing large no. of retirements in senior cadre.This makes it necessary for PSB`s to bring in new people to have an edge over their private counterparts.
Do you know? Over 1.5 crore candidates have appeared in the last 3 years for various bank exams conducted by IBPS & 60,000 vacancies (approx.) are being filled in govt. owned banks every year.
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Bank & Other Government Exams

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

Name & Post Last date to apply Exam Date
IDBI Bank Executive Recruitment – 500 Jobs May 22, 2015 July 11
SSC CGL Exam for Govt. Jobs May 28, 2015 August
ICICI Bank PO Recruitment 2015 June 30, 2015 July
IBPS Bank Exam Calendar for PO/ Clerk & Officer Jobs in Govt. Banks - -
SBI PO Recruitment 2015 Notification – 2000 Posts May 7, 2015 June
SSC Exam Calendar for Govt. Jobs - -
RRB Jobs – for IBPS RRB qualifiers calling for interviews see website

Exam Book Reviews

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

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

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

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

Review of Banking Awareness Guide for Bank Exams & Interviews 

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


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Prepare for SBI PO Exam 2015 in 8 Weeks [Prelims Study Plan]

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By now, most of you would be busy in submitting the online registrations for 2000 PO jobs in SBI.


With the last date to apply fast approaching – some common questions are often asked which are: ‘How to prepare for the upcoming sbi po exams 2015’, ‘What is the syllabus’ & ‘What are the important topics’


We’ve tried to address each of the questions with a detailed study plan for the SBI PO prelims exam scheduled in the month of June 2015.But before proceeding further, let us look at the exam syllabus first.


SBI PO Prelims Syllabus

The highlights of SBI PO recruitment`s preliminary test are

  • 100 questions
  • 1 hour time limit
  • Only 3 sections.

This objective paper will not have GK/ General awareness questions.So you can concentrate only on the 3 core subjects.


For all those who are appearing for the first time, we have given a complete book list to kickstart your study.


Quantitative Aptitude: This section will have 35 questions picked from the following chapters:

  • Numbers – Basics of Number Systems; HCF & LCM; Simplication; Number Series
  • Arithmetic – Averages & Allegations; Ratio & Proportion; Percentage, Profit & Loss; Simple & Compound Interest; Age Problems; Speed, Time & Distance; Time & Work
  • Modern Math – Probability; Permutations & Combinations
  • Geometry – Mensuration (question around area, perimeter and volume)
  • DI – Data Interpretation & Data sufficiency

One of the common question here is whether DI will be part of this section as the section only says “Quantitative Aptitude’.


It is very likely that DI will be part of QA as most PO exams including IBPS PO refer to this section as “Quantitative Aptitude” but a significant portion of it is dedicated to DI questions.


Reasoning: It will have 35 questions asked from the below topics:

  • Analytical Reasoning – Seating Arrangements, Grouping, Selection, Matching etc
  • Other Verbal Reasoning - Blood Relations, Coding-decoding, Input-Output, Critical Reasoning (Statement-Assumption, Strong & Weak Arguments, Courses of Action), Direction Sense, Venn diagrams.
  • Non-verbal reasoning – Has not appeared in PO exams recently and is a low priority topic

While each correct answer fetches you 1 mark, the level of questions would only be of easy to moderate level.


English: This section shall contain 30 questions from the following areas:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Parajumbles
  • Cloze Test & Fill in the blanks
  • Vocabulary

It is necessary for candidates to score pass mark in each of the above three papers.

Books you can Use:

Before moving with the SBI PO study plan, we thought of providing a list of books that will help individuals who are looking to self study from home.


All the books listed below are very popular among candidates.They have received many positive reviews & rated as cheap & best on Flipkart and Amazon.


Guides & Practice Stuff:
* SBI PO Exam Guide (for Prelims & Main Exam) – Rs.312 – Buy Online
* Buy online SBI PO Prelims Mock Tests (online sets) for Rs.499 (read their review)

Quantitative aptitude
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Arihant publications – Rs.317 – Buy online

Objective English by Hari mohan prasad – Rs.329 – Buy online

1. Analytical reasoning by M.k pandey – Rs.158 – Buy online
2. Non-Verbal reasoning by prabhat-javad – Rs.215 – Buy online


Only if you qualify in the preliminary test, you will be shortlisted for the main exam. Therefore we are giving details of prelims first so that you don't get diverted.


SBI PO Study Plan

Based on the syllabus & importance of topics, a detailed 8-week study plan has been created along with the ideal time to spend on each.


Note about color codes: The colors on topics tell you the expected no. of questions that could be asked from that area.


Time allotment: The no. of hours given in the table is for a week & not for a day.


The plan has been created assuming 25% of the time for learning and 75% for practice.


For example,if 8 hours has been mentioned for a set of topics, it is recommended that one spends 2 hours on learning the concept and 6 hours in practicing them.


Colour Code

Expected Number of Questions  (0-3)

Expected No.of Questions (3-6)

Expected No. of Questions     (>6)

Quantitative Aptitude



Week 1

Number Systems, Simplification, Number Series
(5-6 hours)

Analytical Reasoning, Logical Inequalities
(7-8 hours)

Week 2

Averages & Alligations, Ratio & Proportion, Age Problems
(5-6 hours /week)

(2-3 hours)

Reading Comprehension + Vocabulary Practice
(6-7 hours)

Week 3

Percentage, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest
(3-4 hours)

Blood Relations, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding
(8-9 hours)

Grammar & Sentence Correction
(3-4 hours)

Week 4

Speed, Time & Distance                Time & Work
(3-4 hours)

Data Sufficiency, Statement - Conclusion, Arguments, Assumptions, Courses of Action
(7-8 hours)


(2-3 hours)

Week 5

Mensuration, Probability & PnC
(5-6 hours)

Venn Diagrams, Direction Sense, Non-Verbal Reasoning
(2-3 hours)

Cloze Test, Fill in the Blanks
(3-4 hours)

Week 6

Data Interpretation & Sufficiency
(9-10 hours)

4-5 Full Length Mock Tests + Analysis
(8-10 hours)
(1 hour for each test + 1 hour for analysis)

Week 7

8-10 Full Length Mock Tests + Analysis
(16-20 hours)

Week 8

8-10 Full Length Mock Tests + Analysis
(16-20 hours)


As you can see from the table, the final weeks are completely allotted only for practicing.This is mainly to improve your speed & accuracy which is very much required going into the prelim exam.


If you want to create a more personalized plan, you can use Oliveboard’s study planner & save your plan.Click here to create your own personal SBI PO Prelims exam plan.


To compete with millions of candidates & emerge successful in the upcoming SBI PO recruitment exam, one has to devote time in advance.

We believe the above syllabus & study plans will help you in managing that time effectively to crack the test.

This SBI PO exam study plan was exclusively created for BankExamsIndia.com readers by Oliveboard: Oliveboard is an exam preparation site for Bank PO exams. It provides Videos, Study Material, Practice Tests and Test Series for SBI PO (Prelims & Mains) and IBPS PO (Prelims & Mains). It was selected as one of the top education startups of India.Click here to visit the site.


Still have doubts on SBI PO recruitment 2015? Checkout the answers for the doubts raised by candidates on eligibility for SBI PO recruitment exam.


Do you have any other study plans & wish to share it with others & help them? Then use the form below.

SBI PO Online Mock Tests & Courses from OliveBoard [Review]

Buy SBI mock tests online,Oliveboard mock tests review,SBI PO speed test packs,Buy SBI PO practice sets onlineState Bank of India is a dream bank to work for all bank job aspirants & you can expect atleast 15 lakh people to apply.So how are you going to prepare for the mega SBI PO recruitment 2015 exam?As per the new pattern, a preliminary test is to be conducted in the month of June which candidates have to qualify first.With only less topics to cover in this 1st stage, you need to devote more time for practice because speed will play an important role in your scores.


It is well known now that to qualify for main exam, you need to qualify in each of the 3 papers (Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude & English Language) in SBI preliminary exam 2015.


1 Question = 36 Seconds

The time allotted for this online computer based test is just 1 hour.So you must answer 100 questions in 60 minutes by attending each in 36 seconds!! Remember fastest finger?

It is certainly possible to achieve the fast speed with constant practice.That is the reason why the guys at Oliveboard had allotted two full weeks for practicing in the study plan – Prepare for SBI PO Exam in 8 weeks.


A famous quote goes like this “When you are not practicing, remember, someone somewhere is practicing, and when you meet him he will win.”


OliveBoard Mock Tests Review

Over the past few days, many applicants enquired us about online test series for SBI PO exams.On scouting few online coaching sites, we decided to publishing a review of Oliveboard that provides specialized online coaching for bank exams.


First of all, thanks to the company`s founder Mr.Abhishek who readily provided us an account to try their services.

They are offering 20 SBI prelims mock tests for Rs.499 with each set containing

3 sectional tests (reasoning, quants & english) & 1 full test.So there are 2000 questions for you to try answering. Click here to buy it now 


What does it contain? Read on to know:


  • Real Exam Feel:  Since this preliminary exam is conducted online, the practice sets are also laid out in an interface which looks exactly like the one given by SBI.All those who are appearing in bank exams for the first time will find this extremely beneficial.


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  • Questions picked by CAT qualified: Each test has different questions & it was of varied difficulty levels.On enquiring, we were told that the questions in mock tests were manually chosen by a CAT exam qualified person.


  • Improve on your Results: Your performance in each test is compared with other Oliveboard-SBI-PO-Practice-Mock-Tests-Review-3users to arrive at an All India ranking to know where you stand.


    The reports are graphically shown with information on the time taken, accuracy & areas that need improvement.


  • Detailed Solutions: Like in books, you can view the solutions for each question along with detailed explanations.


    This creates an opportunity for you to learn while taking these speed tests.

    Click here to buy the 20 Mock Test pack for SBI PO prelims for Rs.499 [Pay online using debit card/ Internet banking etc] & get instant access.


    Online Courses also Available

    Inaddition the practice sets, Oliveboard also offers various other materials for banking exams such as Oliveboard-SBI-PO-Practice-Mock-Tests-Review-5

    • Full course (lessons + study materials + practice sets)
    • Video Lessons
    • Sectional reference & GK materials

    You have an option to choose & buy any individual course as well.Not many online training websites offer this facility.


    If I want to see the video lessons & try mock tests, I may purchase these two modules alone rather than buying the entire package.


    The lessons & GK sections are neatly categorized according to topics making it easy to select & read.


    Economical & Best – Buy It!!

    The one reason why we would recommend Oliveboard mock tests & online courses is their price.A special mention on the test interface too for its original like look.


    The effect of practice tests should be such that, you are able to answer any type of question easily.With many positive things about Oliveboard – you can definitely consider buying their test packs  to improve your speed & accuracy in SBI PO exam 2015.


    Click here to buy the necessary test packs & courses from Rs.499 onwards

    It looks the team has spent numerous hours in perfecting the platform as there aren't any negatives we could think of.But we have suggested them to look at ways of bringing the descriptive test preparation also online.


    If you are looking to prepare for SBI PO exam from home (self study), these courses & speed tests will greatly support your existing books.

  • Food Corporation of India to Recruit 350 Management Trainees

    fci management trainee recruitment 2015,food corporation of india recruitment 2015,fci mt recruitment 2015 Food Corporation of India (FCI) has announced recruitment for Management Trainee positions under 9 different cadres.FCI a government organization setup in the year 1964 ensures supply & distribution of food grains across India.With headquarters in New Delhi, FCI has offices across 5 zones of the country.


    Food Corporation of India (FCI) recruitment is NOT related to IBPS common written exams.Also its not part of the SSC CGL exam.


    So don't confuse this FCI MT 2015 notification with bank jobs or SSC CGL exams.


    Post & Vacancies:

    North Zone – 67 | East Zone– 66 | West Zone– 57 | South Zone – 113

    North-East – 46

    Management Trainees shall undergo 6 month training during which their stipend will be Rs.16,000 / month.

    After completion of training, MT`s would be absorbed as Managers in the payscale of Rs.-16500-40500.



    Register online applications from June 2 to July 2, 2015
    Written examination dates to be announced later

    Who are Eligible?

    To apply for FCI jobs, you need to fulfill the following eligibility conditions,

    • Age should not be more than 28 yrs as on 1.8.2015 (+5yrs for sc/st & +3 yrs for obc, +10yrs for PWD)
    • Qualifications for each post are,

    MT Post
    Education as on August 1, 2015
    General, Depot, Movement Degree with min.60% marks (55% for sc/st/ph) OR CA/ICWA/CS
    Accounts B.Com & MBA/ diploma in Finance (regular/ part-time & distance edu.) OR Associate member of Institute of CA
    Technical B.Sc (Agri.) OR BE/ BTech in Food science/ Agri engg. /Bio-technology
    Civil Degree in Civil engineering
    Mech. Degree in Mechanical Engineering
    Electrical Degree in Electrical Engineering


    Candidates should apply for any 1 zone & 1 post within that zone only.


    Selection Procedure:

    As far the FCI MT appointment process is considered, there shall be a Written test that consists of 2 papers (Paper I & II).There will be 120 multiple choice questions in each paper & shall be conducted for 90 minutes.It wont have any negative marks.


    Those qualifying in this exam shall qualify for Group discussion & Interview. 

    While all applicants have to appear for paper I, applicants for
    Accounts, Tech, Civil, Mech, Electrical posts should also appear for paper II as well.

    Paper III & Paper IV will be conducted for Manager (Hindi)


    All selected candidates should sign a bond for Rs.1 lakh agreeing to serve the corporation for 3 years.


     FCI Management Trainee Exam Guide (paper I) – Rs.106 – Buy Online


    Paying Fees & Applying:

    Applicants have to pay Rs.600 in cash as registration fee through any of the following modes:

    • Internet banking, Credit/ Debit cards
    • Pay in cash through e-challan at any SBI branches.

    Make sure to complete the payment before July 9, 2015.There is NO fee for SC/ ST/ PWD (PH) & Women candidates.

    If you prefer to make the payment via online or offline mode, first you need to complete the registration process by visiting the website fcijobsportal.com



    Candidates interested to apply can download the FCI management trainee recruitment 2015 notification from their webpage here & read it carefully before proceeding further.


    The online application links will be available only from June 2.

    SSC CGL Exams 2015 Notification Released for Govt. Jobs!!

    ssc cgl 2015 notification,ssc cgl 2015 exams,ssc cgl 2015 pattern,ssc cgl 2015 books,ssc cgl 2015 vacancies,ssc cgl 2015 apply online

    If you are aspiring for government jobs in India, the SSC CGL Exam 2015 notification is one thing that you need to know.It shall be your best bet apart from bank jobs.Staff Selection Commission conducts examinations & selects candidates for vacancies in central govt. departments including ministries.Qualifying in these tests shall open up more opportunities for young graduates in government sector.


    Similar to IBPS CWE for bank jobs, SSC Combined Graduate Level exam 2015 notification also does not mention about the no. of vacancies at this stage.


    But 15,000+ posts could be on offer as there were 19000 vacancies in 2012, 12500 in 2011 & 8000 in 2010.


    Too long for reading?

    Directly go to Positions, Eligibility, Selection, Books & Registration


    Latest Update: Based on a recent approval from the Govt. of India, SSC CGL 2015 notification has undergone some changes.Some of the important points are:

    • Age limit is to be calculated as on Jan 1, 2015 & NOT from August 1.
    • Last date to fill applications has been extended.Part I will be available upto Aug 6, 2016 & Part II registration upto August 11
    • OBC certificate in the given format issued between 12.06.2012 to 09.12.2015 only will be accepted.

    Since the agelimit criteria will be taken from Jan 1, 2015 – many candidates are expected to become eligible.Read the official notice from here (.pdf)


    Dates to Note:

    Online Applications to be submitted before June 11, 2015

    Written Exams (Tier I – August 9 & 16) & (Tier II – shall be announced later)


    Positions Available:

    The Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam is being held by SSC for group B & C cadre posts.The year 2015 shall see the below mentioned govt. departments create vacancies:


    Group B:

    - Assistants (in Ministry of Railway, External affairs, Intelligence bureau, Central Vigilance Commission, Central Secretariat Service, Dept of Revenue, Enforcement directorate)

    - Inspector (Income tax, Excise dept. & Central bureau of narcotics)

    - Sub inspectors at NIA, CBI,

    - Divisional accountant at offices under CAG

    - Statistical investigator.

    - Compiler 


    Group C posts comprise of Auditor, Accountant, Upper division clerk, Tax assistant, Compiler etc., with payscale of Rs.5200 – 20200


    Eligibility conditions:

    The criteria set for appearing in CGL exam are minimal and easily understandable such as:


    Statistical investigator: If you wish to apply for this post, there are certain qualification that are needed.They are:

    • Age should not exceed 32 years
    • Degree in any discipline with statistics as one of the subject OR any degree with 60% maths in std.12

    Compiler: Must have completed bachelors degree in economics or statistics


    Other posts:

    For all the other positions, there is a common set of conditions which are:

    • Must have completed bachelors degree from a recognized university (pass in degree) as on August 1, 2015
    • Aged between 18 – 27 years

    Relaxation in max age for OBC – 3 yrs, SC/ST – 5yrs, PH – 10 years (refer notice for detailed limits)


    Selection procedure:

    Since the combined graduate level examinations are competitive, multi-tier testing is implemented.


    Tier I exam is common for all positions which comprises of four papers,

    General intelligence, General awareness, Quantitative aptitude & English comprehension

    While the duration of test is 2 hours each section carries maximum 50 marks totaling 200.


    Tier II scheduled in August will have 3 papers – Quantitative abilities, English language & Statistics, each carrying 200 marks.


    Based on the results, candidates would be shortlisted for Interview/ Skill test / Computer proficiency etc according to their post.


    Reference materials

    To assist you in preparations, we are listing some of the popular books/guides for ssc cgl 2015 exams that are in stock at flipkart.com


    * Purchase online SSC CGL Tier I Guide (with previous solved papers) – Rs.338


    Steps to Pay Fee & Register:

    The application fees is Rs.100 (all Women & SC/ST/PH/ExSm applicants are exempt) which can be paid through:

    • Central Recruitment Fee Stamps: If you are submitting the application offline by visiting SSC offices directly, CRFS stamps should be pasted in the appl. Form.
    • State Bank of India: Those opting for online application submission must deposit the fee amount at any SBI branch.The challan shall also be generated online after completing Part I of the registration process.

    The facility to apply online for SSC combine graduate level exam 2015 is available at ssconline2.gov.in & ssconline.gov.in

    Since there are 30 posts for which you can apply, applicants should submit their preference of posts while applying.Click here to know about SSC CGL post preference methods


    On successful payment, login again using the reg.no & password to continue with registration (part 2)


    Read more: Candidates interested to apply for SSC CGL 2015 exam should read the commission`s advertisement carefully from their website here before proceeding further.

    How to Prepare for SBI PO Exam From Home | Few Days Left !!

    how to prepare for sbi po exam from home,SBI PO self study,SBI PO study plan,SBI PO study plan for working peopleIt is no big task to register for banking exams but getting ready for it will create jitters for  many.Ever since the SBI PO 2015 recruitment was announced,candidates especially those who are currently employed in other companies contacted us with one common question – How to prepare for SBI PO exam from home?


    Few of you might have joined coaching institutes but you will continue preparing even after reaching home.right? So we are here to provide you with some tips on preparing for SBI PO exam from home.


    Before anything else, preparation is the key to success - Alexander Graham Bell


    Create a Timeplan

    Are you a working person & will reach home only in the evening or night? Then devise a plan according to the time you have in hand.

    • Set aside atleast 2 hours daily after your dinner for preparing.
    • We know this could be taxing after a day`s work but there are only less no. of days remaining for the exam.
    • So don’t look at the difficulties but rather focus on making use of the available time. SBI PO exam study plan,SBI PO home preparations,SBI PO self study vs coaching centres

    For all those who aren’t working & prefer self-study, make use of morning time to study as you will be fresh.


    Refer to our SBI PO exam study plan to know about the topics to cover.


    Don’t postpone today`s chapters for tomorrow.Whatever happens, stick to the plan.


    Learn the Basics, First

    There is no point in trying out problems from previous year solved papers or memorizing the answers.Your mind will go blank if you forget even a single step.Therefore do not byheart the questions.

    • Understand the concept used in solving a specific question so that you are able to answer similar problems.

    For this, you would need books that take you through the various models and explain the methods used in arriving at an answer.See,


    * SBI PO Exam Guide (with explanations) – Rs.471 – Buy online (read review)


    We always suggest candidates who are preparing from home to have atleast 1 guide & 2 practice books.


    Candidates who are taking coaching classes may refer the study materials already provided to them.Incase they are not sufficient, go ahead & buy these guides.


    Choose What you Study

    Be it SBI PO exam or any other tests, Knowing your strengths & improving it will help you during last minute preparations.


    The preliminary test is to be held from June 20 as per the official notification from SBI.


    Practically speaking, it will be difficult for beginners to learn a new topic at this stage unless you are fully devoted.How many are able to command such unparallel attention is doubtful.What to do now?

    • Start preparing from the topics that you have some idea.
    • Make sure you are completely confident in those chapters that you will never go wrong while answering them.

    Negative marks could be awarded for every wrong answer & you may not attend questions that you are not sure of.So why waste time in preparing a chapter that is very new to you.

    So the most clever thing to do is increase your accuracy level in the exam by improving your existing knowledge.

    If you are very interested to explore the other topics, you can do so BUT know where to stop.Don't break your head in trying to learn 10 days before the test.It will only make you more nervous.


    Practice till the End

    This is the most important part for aspirants who are preparing for SBI PO exam from home.Only through practice, you can get to know the impact of your preparations.


    Online mock tests are available that not only provides a real exam like interface, but also displays detailed insights of your performance by suggesting your weak areas, time management etc.,


    * Buy SBI PO Exam Online Mock Tests (20 mocks for Rs.499) (read review)


    Also buy practice workbooks or question banks that enable you to try different sets of questions.


    It is very much possible to crack the SBI PO preliminary exam just by preparing from your home itself.But to accomplish that – Believe in yourself & Take the first step from today.

    [Review] SBI PO Exam Guide & Practice Books to Prepare

    The stage has been set for SBI PO 2015 exams after an official notification was released about the upcoming events as part of 2000 PO recruitment.With just a month left for the 1st stage of selection to start, we believe you might have started the preparations.But many candidates are confused on which books to buy for the SBI PO exam.This article will help such people to make a choice.


    As per the a new exam pattern mentioned in the SBI PO recruitment notification, a preliminary test shall be held first & those qualify in it shall be called for the main exam.


    It is estimated that atleast 20 – 25 lakh candidates may have applied for SBI PO recruitment 2015.With so many people eyeing for an office post in SBI, applicants should be more focused & confident.


    Therefore to help you crack SBI PO exam, we are here with reviews of two important books:

    Both these books are from Disha publications & are based on the latest syllabus.Now let us take a deeper look at each of them.


    Guide for SBI PO Exam

    SBI PO Book ReviewTo start with the looks, the book is definitely heavy as it has the necessary study material for preliminary & main exams.


    The paper quality is not great but at the same time, its not too bad.Reading is comfortable even at nights due to the size & boldness of the fonts used.


    The online preliminary test will only have 3 papers – English, Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning ability.


    All the regular chapters that are part of these three sections are covered in this guide along with the ones that are to be asked in main exam.


    They have also given previous 3 years solved question papers, that you may use to know about the  level of difficulty.


    How are the lessons? A topic is introduced first with definitions & concepts which is then followed by few solved examples.If there are shortcuts or formulae available for a particular type of question, it is also explained. Click here to buy now


    Then come the exercises with 50-60 questions for you to try.Answers are given at the end along with detailed working and explanations.This makes even a beginner to check whether he/she has followed the right formula to arrive at an answer.


    SBI PO Book Guide Review 5

    Reasoning: We felt the exercise questions provided under reasoning was of more difficulty.Since SBI has specified that the test of reasoning paper in main exam would be of high level, the editors might have purposely set the chapter in such a way to match the real exam.


    A Book you can Trust

    With a lucid & easy to understand approach, this book from can surely be trusted for your SBI PO exam preparations.It does have few errors in quants & reasoning sections but on the whole, the guide is much better compared to the other books that are available in the market.


    So If you are someone who wants to brush up all the concepts and want to know the detailed workings for each question, go for this one.



    There is a separate section on general awareness with special reference to banking but we suggest you to buy a GK book also.That will help you to stay updated about the latest events & increase your chances of scoring even more in general awareness paper.


    SBI PO Practice Book

    SBI PO practice book reviewOkay, you have gone through the chapters in the guide, understood the concepts & solved the exercises.It is not enough to stop here as you need to practice whatever you learnt by solving practice papers.


    That is the reason why we are putting up the review of the book titled SBI PO Preliminary Exam Practice Sets, published by Disha publications.


    It consists of 15 model sets, each containing 100 questions in 3 sections as per SBI`s prelims pattern.


    Some of the other highlight of this workbook are:

    • Total of 1500 questions to solve (15 x 100)
    • Response sheets are give at the end of each set for you to fill answers
    • Answer key along with necessary explanations are also provided
    • Extremely low price of just Rs.75

    If you were searching for model papers to test your solving skills or improve time management, then this is an excellent workbook to check your preparations.


    SBI PO Practice Book (15 practice sets) – Rs.75 – Click here to buy online


    We hope the above two SBI PO exam book reviews shall help you to decide.incase of any doubts or clarifications, use the form below to voice them out.

    India 2015 – Govt. of India`s GK/ General Awareness Book [Review]

    india-2015-book-review-bankexamsindia, books to prepare for general awareness,general knowledge books,india 2015 reviews The one most commonly asked question by those aspiring to become part of the public sector is What are the best books for bank/ competition/ govt job exams?.Though numerous training institutes & coaching centres have come up across the country many prefer to study on their own.It is true that by constant practice, one can master the subject but shouldn’t you have the necessary materials.


    This is the reason why we are reviewing a book that shall be helpful to prepare for General Awareness/ Knowledge papers.


    All competitive exams including UPSC, SSC, IB, Banking and Public Service commissions give importance & ask abundant questions from GK.


    Due to the fast pace nature of news reporting, noting down all the latest events or categorizing the important pieces from them is a tedious job for an individual. This is where a book like ‘India 2015’ comes handy.


    About India 2015

    india-2015-book-review,buy general awareness books online,india 2015 buy online The book is a product of Publication division (Government of India) who consider it ‘as a reference annual digest of country`s progress in different fields’.


    Since the contents are prepared by a govt. department you can sure of the authenticity of the provided data.Infact this is one of the biggest strengths of this book.


    To talk on how it looks,

    • The paper quality & fonts used are very good.
    • You would feel comfortable even after reading for long hours.

    There are some books that cause eye irritation and candidates complain of headaches while reading them during nights. Thankfully, we didn’t experience anything like that with India 2015 (buy online).


    The book contains 1100 pages neatly categorized under 30 different sections such as Agriculture, Defence, Education, Economy, Energy, Transport, Water resources, Sports, Science & technology, Law, Industry, Finance, Culture and Tourism, Polity, Environment, Health, etc.,


    india-2015-book-content-review,review of india 2015 book,india 2015 GK book review,general awareness booksIt also provides detailed insights on various governmental schemes that are currently being implemented under each sector five year plans & its review.


    The book should be very useful for bank clerk, civil services and public service commission recruitments as it includes dedicated pages for each state.


    These sections give an overview about the state`s history, geographical position, government structure & important achievements in different fields.


    Facts & Figures

    This books is definitely a treasure trove of facts and figures that range from state rankings, literacy rates of each state, yearly GDP rates, sectoral growth %, IIP data, Inflation trends, import/ export, GDP performance & more .


    As we said earlier, you need not think twice about these numbers.Since they are being reported directly by the government, you can simply trust them.


    Names of Personalities

    Under the topic ‘General information’, names of past presidents,prime ministers chief justices, award winners (bharat ratna, padma), etc along with years are listed in order.


    Buy India 2015 for Rs.200 & get it delivered at your doorstep in 2 days


    At Rs.200, India 2015 is one of the best book to know everything about India, mainly for all competitive exam aspirants.


    Why buy GK books from other publishers when you have a high quality study material provided by the government itself.

    IBPS Bank Exam Calendar 2015 is Here | Are you Ready?

    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 2015 The IBPS had released their exam timetable for this upcoming year that is going to be useful for those searching for bank jobs in 2015.With the introduction of IBPS common recruitment procedure, a candidate just has to appear for a written exam & interview only once, making him eligible for jobs in any of the 20 public sector banks across India.


    Gone are the days when state owned banks conducted separate recruitments for posts in their organization.


    Therefore, if you are dreaming about bank jobs & aspire to become a Probationary Officer (PO), Clerk or Specialist Officer in any PSB, then you are sure to have come across this term– IBPS Bank Exams.


    It stands for Institute of Banking Personnel Selection which is responsible for conducting all the recruitment activities in Indian banks.


    Bank Exams in 2015 - 16

    Go to any online forum or facebook group & these questions shall be commonly asked:
    • When are the next IBPS bank exams going to happen?
    • When will IBPS conduct PO/ Clerk/ specialist officer/ RRB exam in 2015?
    We used to answer such queries based on previous year events but it still never supplements an official announcement.


    Many websites also indulge in spreading rumors/ false news about the dates.Inorder to prevent such activities, foster transparency & keep candidates informed - IBPS themselves have decided to clear the air with the full list of upcoming bank exams in 2015 – 16.

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    Latest Change: Appear for 2 Exams

    From the year 2015 onwards, banking exams are to be held like IAS/ IPS (civil service) examinations as IBPS has decided to conduct two stage exam for recruitment of PO & clerk posts.


    Through this new route,
    • all candidates who submit their applications for these recruitments will be initially called for a preliminary exam.
    • Based on the performance, fewer candidates shall be shortlisted for main exams.
    • Those who are successful in here would then be eligible for interviews followed by allotment.

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    While the prelim. exam shall be more like a screening test with less no. of questions, the main exams would be detailed as its now.


    Since the IBPS PO & clerk notifications are to be released only after July 2015, we may not know about the exam pattern, syllabus & marks till then.


    This recent announcement was made the institute with their notice available for download on their website here (pdf file) 


    Are you eligible? Checkout the eligibility conditions for bank exams


    It’s Exam Time from September!

    Looking at the table, one can easily attribute the later half of 2015 completely to bank exams.

    The common written examination for Officers (scale I,II & III) & Office Assistants in Regional Rural Banks (CWE RRB-IV) runs throughout September.

    Similarly, you will have to appear for PO (CWE PO/MT-V) & Clerical cadres (CWE CLERK-V) during October & December 2015 respectively.


    IBPS will follow it up by organizing the CWE Specialist-V in January 2016.


    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 2015-16 at this point of time.


    But just like previous years public sector banks may stick to the same range which is :
    • PO –  16,000 – 20,000
    • Clerk –  25,000 to 30,0000
    • Specialist Officer – 4000 to 5000 (IT officer, agri.officer etc.,)

    IN the year 2014, around 55,000 bank jobs were created for IBPS exam qualifiers.

    SBI PO Exam Dates Announced | Final Result Dates also Out!!

    SBI PO Recruitment 2015 Notification Announced,sbi recruitment 2015,sbi po recruitment 2015,2015 sbi po recruitment,sbi po 2015,state bank of india po recruitment 2015The most awaited news about SBI PO recruitment 2015 has been released.While the job notification generated lot of interest among aspirants, there was no information about the exams.Now it has been announced that the SBI PO exams are to be conducted in the 3rd week of June 2015.Not only this, you can also know when the results would be announced by State bank of India.


    State Bank of India earlier this month had invited applications from graduates for its 2000 PO recruitment.We are sure that many would have successfully applied.


    Now the bank has come out with the dates not only for the exam but for the entire PO selection process.


    New Pattern Test in June

    It is well known that from this year onwards, State bank shall follow a two tier testing system.As per it, a preliminary test shall be conducted initially for all registrants & all those candidates who qualify in prelims would attend the main exam.


    According to the tentative schedule of events published today,

    • Exam call letters can be downloaded from June 8 onwards
    • Online preliminary test will happen on June 20, 21, 27 & 28 (saturdays & sundays)
    • Prelim results to be out in the 2nd week of July 2015

    Having completed the stage I of selection, lets move on to stage II:

    • Main exam call letters available for download from July 15th
    • The main examination (online) shall be on August 1
    • Results are to be released during the last week of August 2015

    There is going to be only a 2 week gap between the prelim results & main exam.So those who are confident of qualifying must starting preparations for the mains early.


    SBI PO Final Results in October

    For the first time ever,the State bank group has publicly declaring the results date for this PO recruitment exercise.

    • Qualifiers of main exam will attend Group discussion & Interview in September 3rd week.
    • Final selection list would be announced by the last week of October 2015

    After the next 5 months, you will know whether you are eligible to join India`s largest public bank or not.


    A detailed notification about these events is available on SBI website as well (click here to download)


    Started Preparing?

    You have all the required details about the SBI PO exam 2015 now.And its time to kickstart your preparations, if you haven't started yet.


    Remember to read through the some of our most popular articles on how to prepare:

    • SBI PO Study Plan will help you on what topics to study, how many hours to study, what books to refer have been clearly explained in a separate article titled
    • SBI PO Online Mock Test Packs – An EXclusive review of Oliveboard`s online courses

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    See How Many Bank Jobs were created in 2014 & Plan for 2015

    number of bank jobs in 2014,bank exams 2015,how many bank jobs in 2015,how many bank jobs were filled in 2014,number of bank job vacancies in 2015The selection process for bank jobs are over & you could see candidates waiting to join their allotted organizations.Indian banks have emerged as one of the leading job creators compared to other sectors.With a major share of posts being filled up by public sector banks, many graduates are looking to appear for banking exams.One thing that youngsters constantly ask is how many bank vacancies were created last year.


    For the past couple of years, govt. banks have been recruiting aggressively mainly to compensate for the large no. of retirements happening in middle/ senior cadre.


    This trend continued in the year 2014 as well with approximately 50,000 vacancies being created across various positions.


    Now let us look at those numbers in detail, so candidates waiting to appear for bank exams in 2015 will get an idea.


    Bank Recruitments 2014 - The Full List

    Institute of Banking personnel Selection (IBPS) is the organization that takes care of recruitment activities for 22 public sector banks in India (does not include SBI & its associates)


    A separate selection process is conducted for the posts of

    • Clerk
    • Probationary Officer  (PO)
    • Specialist Officer (SO)

    If you are new to bank exams & want to know about the procedure of getting selected for each of the above post, do read the last paragraph.


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    As you can see from the image, a total of 54,300 bank jobs were created by govt. banks in 2014 that would be filled in the current year.


    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

    SBI & its associate banks organize a separate recruitment for themselves as they are not part of IBPS procedure.

    So whenever an SBI recruitment notification is released, close to 20 lakh candidates apply for those jobs.

    These figures only showcase the growing interest for government jobs (such as banks, SSC, PSC etc) among Indian youth.


    With the government agreeing to increase the salary of bank employees by 15%, more graduates shall opt for these secured careers pushing up registrations even further


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    Having looked at previous year vacancies, the fist question that many will have in mind could be


    How many vacancies will be there in banks for 2015?


    The no. of bank jobs in 2015 will almost be similar to previous years – which is around 16 -18,000 officers & 30 – 35,000 clerks.


    Apart from these govt. banks, many other private banks such as ICICI Bank, Federal Bank, Axis Bank etc., also conduct recruitments for which you don’t need IBPS exam scores. (see apply for bank jobs without IBPS scores)


    Getting Ready

    If you were one of those waiting to start your career in Indian banks or was looking to move out of your present job, this article should have been an eye opener.


    The IBPS bank exams in 2015 for PO, clerks, specialist officers & RRB`s shall happen only after June.(see IBPS bank exam calendar 2015)


    Feel free to ask any of your doubts or questions via the form below & we would be happy to help you out.