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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.
The following article will help you to easily navigate through
Looking to appear for bank exams in 2015? Read the eligibility conditions for various bank jobs 
The table has all necessary details about the latest bank exams/ jobs in 2015 that you would look for at first sight.

Bank & Other Government Exams

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

Name & Post Last date to apply Exam Date
Baroda Manipal PO Recruitment 2015 March 17, 2015 April 18
FCI Recruitment - 4000+ Posts March 17, 2015 later
Oriental Insurance Admin. Officer Recruitment March 20, 2015 May
TMB Bank Clerks Recruitment 2015 March 31, 2015 later
ICICI Bank PO Recruitment 2015 June 30, 2015 July
IBPS Bank Exam Calendar for PO/ Clerk & Officer Jobs in Govt. Banks - -
SSC Exam Calendar for Govt. Jobs - -
RRB Jobs – for IBPS RRB qualifiers calling for interviews see website

Exam Book Reviews

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

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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FCI Assistant Grade III Exam 2015: Books Review & Test Pattern

fci-recruitment-2015If you were searching for govt. jobs in India, then you must have applied for the Food Corporation of India (FCI) Recruitment 2015 for Assistant (Grade III) & Junior Engineer posts.With the notification mentioning of 4900 vacancies across various zones, the no. of applications received should have crossed few lakhs.Hence it is now time to prepare for the FCI assistant exam & make yourself eligible of qualifying to the next stage.


Of all the total no. of positions to be filled this year, there are 4 major posts – Assistant Grade III (General), AG – III (Accounts) AG – III (Technical) & AG – III (Depot)


From the queries we received about FCI recruitment eligibility, I know many would have applied for any of the above only.Keeping this in mind here are the FCI exam book reviews for assistant grade III that will benefit most applicants. Click here for reviews


FCI Exam Pattern

Let us look at the written test in detail before moving to know about the books.I thought of explaining the exam structure in Q & A format.These should help you understand better.


Q: Is it an online test?

A: No.This is NOT a computer based online exam.Candidates will have to answer only on OMR sheet that has to be filled in with blue/ black ball point pen only


Q: How many papers should I write?

A: There are 4 papers in total but its not necessary for everyone to write all the four.To know which paper you need to write, see below:

  • Paper I for AG-III (General) & AG-III (Depot)
  • Paper I & II for Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical) & AG – III (Accounts & Technical)
  • Paper III for Typist (Hindi)
  • Paper III & IV for AG II (Hindi)

All the papers are said to be conducted on a single day itself.


Q: What is the exam syllabus?

A: Since there are different papers for each post, the test sections also differ.Take a look at the image:

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Each paper will have a total of 120 objective type questions which have to be answered in 90 minutes.While you will be awarded 1 mark for each correct answer, there could be a negative mark of 0.25 for wrong answer.


FCI Exam Guide Review

Okay.Here is the most expected part that you were waiting for.Ever since the recruitment started, many were asking on which books to buy for FCI assistant grade III exams.


As many currently available were old guides , we were looking for latest editions & came across the updated FCI Assistant Grade III Books (General/ Depot, Accounts & Technical) books.


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All the titles are released by the famous Ramesh Publishing House under ‘R.Gupta`s popular Master Guide series’.Talking about the looks - pages are of very good quality & the layout is properly spaced making it easy to read.


Depot & General

FCI assistant recruitment depot exam book reviews,books for FCI assistant grade III depot examCandidates who had applied for the post of Assistant Grade III (General & Depot) have to appear only for Paper I.


Hence this is a common book for both these positions.

It contains all the sections mentioned in the exam pattern including reasoning, data analysis, computers & general awareness. They have also given a previous year solved paper (2013) & 1 model paper for you to try.

Most of the regular chapters that you would see in such competitive exams are included under study materials.


While the concepts of simple topics are explained in the answers, complex lessons follow a different approach of describing the method first & following it up with suitable examples.


Get FCI AG III Exam Guide (Depot & General) for Rs.200 – Buy online now


This FCI exam guide is prepared according to the latest syllabus but it doesn’t provide large no. of exercises for practicing.Hence to improve the chance of posting high scores, checkout the list of FCI books for further study



FCI assistant recruitment account exam book reviews,books for FCI assistant grade III account examIf you had applied for AG III (accounts), then will have to appear for Paper I & II.Hence this book covers the necessary stuff for both the papers.


As all the books are from the same publisher, you will find the same contents for paper I in all three books.

Paper II is intended to assess your specific technical knowledge in commerce.Since the FCI notification particularly states that questions would be mostly related to general accounting & finance, this guide has emphasized on these areas.

It takes you through the various processes involved in accounting, terms used, financial statements etc.,Also you get to know about the management structures, laws, rules & practice questions related to them.


Get FCI AG III Exam Guide (Depot & General) for Rs.200 – Buy online now


Candidates with account background can make use of their B.com degree books too as it is the minimum qualification prescribed for the post.As said above, for trying out more no. of questions, checkout the list of FCI books for further study



FCI assistant recruitment technical exam book reviews,books for FCI assistant grade III technical examThe book for technical cadre post exam also contains the required parts for Paper I & II.

Since the applications for AG III (technical) were invited from candidates with science background, Paper II will have multiple choice questions from Biological sciences subject.

It gives a vivid overview of different sciences including Agriculture, Horticulture, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Human physiology, Anatomy etc.,.


At the end of each chapter, they have also added questions to test your understanding.


Get FCI AG III Exam Guide (Depot & General) for Rs.200 – Buy online now


Biological science is a vast subject & mastering it in 200 pages is not possible.So I would suggest you to also refer your college textbooks as the questions could be only of that level.You can also checkout the list of FCI books for further study


Books for Further Practice

No one book can completely prepare you for any competitive exam.Exposing yourself to as many different types of questions is necessary to develop.Therefore, we are listing few more books mainly to help you practice for FCI exams.

These books should help you in getting ready for the FCI Assistant Grade recruitment 2015.But remember to constantly remind yourself – Constant practice is the key to success!!

Baroda Manipal PO Exam 2015 – Book Review, Test Pattern & Cutoffs

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As part of this tie-up, selected candidate will be enrolled for 1 year PG diploma (banking & finance) course & on successful completion of training they shall be inducted into Bank of Baroda as probationary officer (scale I).


For the current year 2016-16, BMSB is to induct candidates in batches (could be 4), each consisting of 300 students


Selection process

The procedure to gain entry into Baroda manipal school of banking goes through these 3 stages,

  1. Online Test
  2. Group discussion
  3. Personal Interview

Though students are to be admitted in batches they will be selected in advance through this single exam.The next recruitment exercise will happen only in the year 2016.


Baroda Manipal Test Pattern

Unlike regular banking exams involving OMR sheets this is not a written examination but an online test that is scheduled on April 18, 2015.It consists of the following papers.

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Candidates will have to attend around 200 objective questions within 2 hours.


Cutoff Marks

A total of 200 marks is allotted for the online objective test.For each wrong answer, 0.25 would be reduced as negative mark.


You need to secure a minimum cutoff score in each subject & also on the total score to qualify & move to the next stage of selection.These two cutoffs shall be fixed by the bank based on the performance of all the candidates.


BOB would then call those in the merit list for group discussion & personal interviews in the ratio of 1:4


Book Review:

As of now, there is only one book available for Baroda Manipal PO Recruitment Exam published by Ramesh Publishing House under R.Gupta`s popular master guide series.


For the benefit of candidates, we are publishing a detailed review of this book to help you prepare for the online test.


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In under 500 pages, the book pretty much touches upon all the important topics that one might need to study.It has four sections categorized based on the question paper pattern – Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language & General awareness.Baroda manipal school of banking exam book review,Baroda Manipal PO Exam Books


As reasoning (verbal & non-verbal) & aptitude are considered the most important, they have included the different types of questions that a candidate may encounter in each of these parts.


for example, Analogy chapter provides examples on how to distinguish, find & decide about the relation between words.In addition to it, they have also given tips on how to answer such question correctly by detailing the common mistakes that one could make.


After introducing the concept, there are solved examples for which answers are provided along with explanations.So the next time you come across a similar problem, you will know the exact steps that should be performed.


A Basic Guide to Buy

Although this guide covers the test syllabus, we felt the publishers could have provided more exercises so that candidates can practice different models.Also there is no previous year solved paper.

You can definitely buy this BOB Manipal exam guide as a starting point to know the various types of questions, explanations & few shortcut tricks.

Baroda Manipal PO Exam Guide for Rs.280 – Click here to buy online


But to improve your chance of qualifying, we recommend you to look at other books especially for banking awareness & practice questions


Therefore, we have compiled few more books to practice on the above areas which you may buy if required.


1) Banking Awareness – Rs.102 – Buy Online

2) Bank PO Solved Papers – Rs.103 – Buy Online 


We are suggesting the above books so it supplements the original guide & also it can be easily bought by anyone.


Exam Difficulty Level:

Although BOB hasn't mentioned anything about the level of questions, the pattern looks similar to that of IBPS PO exams.So expect moderate – difficult questions as there are only limited seats available per batch.


We contacted few candidates who appeared for last year`s test.

Though they were not able to recollect the question paper, most agreed that reasoning & quantitative aptitude sections played the tricky part.

Since the period to prepare for baroda manipal`s test is pretty long we suggest all applicants to devote extra time for those two papers during preparations.


Announcement of Results:

The first batch of Baroda Manipal School of Banking`s 2015 PO training is expected to start at their Bangalore campus after July 2015.


So in all probability one can look forward for the test results by April – May end that`ll pave way for GD & interviews in the month of June.

Are Final Year Students Eligible for Bank Exams? [Ur Doubt Answered]

I am in final semester.Can i apply for bank exams? final year students for bank exams,who can apply for bank exams in 2015,eligibility for bank jobs 2015 In India, the search for a job starts right from the college especially during final year.While some aspire to get into top MNC companies few others lookout for opportunities in public sector hoping for a secured future.Hence it’s always common to see students prepare for various governmental exams while in college.


With the number of bank jobs on the rise for the past couple of years, final year/ semester students are focusing on cracking bank exams in their first attempt itself. BankExamsIndia.com has been receiving questions from such people asking if they can take up these IBPS exams while in college.


Things have changed aplenty on this front during the past two years.So here are the updated rules that should help those currently pursuing degree to better understand their positions.


Who can Apply for IBPS Bank Exams?

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is the organization that conducts common written examinations for probationary officer & clerk level posts in 20+ public sector banks.They facilitate in filling atleast 50,000 vacancies in govt. owned banks every year.


To register for CWE, applicants have to fulfill certain conditions that include age, educational qualifications etc.,


The Govt. of India had recommended changes to the eligibility criteria followed by IBPS.According to it only graduates will be allowed to take part in Clerk & PO selection.


This means:

  • Students in final year/semester cannot apply for IBPS common test anymore.
  • Applicants must have got their results/ degree certificate at the time of submitting their registrations.

But final year students are eligible to apply for bank recruitments that don't require IBPS exam scores. Click here for list of such banks.


Can final year students apply for SBI jobs?

No.State Bank of India has also modified the eligibility conditions for PO & Clerk jobs.Therefore, those studying in their final year or semester are not eligible for SBI recruitments too.


I have 50% in degree.Can i apply for bank exams,marks for bank exams,how many marks is eligible for bank josb Do I Need 60% in Degree?

This is yet another common question asked by many bank job aspirants.It was true that banks were demanding 60% in graduation but it was before two years.

IBPS invites applications for PO, Clerk, Specialist Officer, RRB Officer & Office assistant exams from candidates who have passed in degree.See eligibility conditions for bank exams in 2015 

This means, a candidate may have secured 40% aggregate but if his/ her college has awarded a pass class, then they ARE ELIGIBLE for all IBPS bank exams.


There are some exceptions to this rule.Private sector banks like ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Kotak Bank, Federal Bank,Tamilnad Mercantile Bank etc., still ask for 55% or 60% in degree.


So don't believe in websites that advise you to have 60% in degree to apply for upcoming bank exams.They are just trying to create panic in your mind.

TMB Bank Clerks Recruitment 2015 in 10 States Announced

TMB clerk recruitment 2015,TMB clerk jobs,TMB Clerk Recruitment Notification 2015 has been announcedTamilnad Mercantile Bank (TMB) has released its latest recruitment notification of clerks for the year 2015.TMB, established in 1921 has grown to become one of the popular private sector banks based in south India. Tamilnadu mercantile bank currently has a network of over 235 branches across India.


While the IBPS common written exam & interviews are only for jobs in government owned banks, vacancies in private banking companies are filled through their individual selection procedures.


Therefore, IBPS CWE scores are NOT required to apply for this TMB Clerk Recruitment 2015


Dates to note:

Online registration of applications from March 11 to 31, 2015

Written test dates shall be informed later


Post Info:

Clerk cadre – with total emoluments in the range of approx.Rs.17,700 /month


Vacancies exist in: Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab & Rajasthan.


Who are Eligible:

Anyone who wishes to apply for clerk jobs in Tamilnad Mercantile Bank has to satisfy the following conditions,

  • Arts/ Science degree holders must have 55% marks or Pass in PG course.Incase of BE/ Btech, candidate must have secured 60% marks.
  • Age not be above 24yrs (for UG) & 26 yrs (for PG grads), as on Feb 28, 2015 [BC/ MBC: +2 yrs & SC/ST/PH – 5 yrs]
  • Proficiency in local language of the state required (able to read, write & speak)

If you had completed degree through Correspondence/ open university/ distance education – you are NOT eligible.


Test for Selection:

TMB shall conduct an online test (objective type) & it is necessary for applicants to qualify in this to be shortlisted for personal interviews.


The test is to be held at centres located within that state specific only.So make sure to read the complete notice & know the city where the exam would be held.


Based on these results, a merit list would be prepared & candidates shall be called to attend interviews.


How to Register

To make sure your application is accepted, follow the steps as mentioned by the bank to prevent any rejections.




The application fee is Rs.300 (Rs.150 for sc/st) which should be paid as demand draft in favor of Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Ltd payable at Thoothukudi / Tuticorin or Tirunelveli.

  • To register your online application visit career.tmb.in
  • Click on ‘New users’ if you are registering for the first time OR click on ‘Registered Users’
  • After logging in proceed to upload your resume
  • Once the resume is uploaded, return to the clerk recruitment page & press the link that says ‘Click here to apply for this job online’
  • Take a print of the generated e-application, affix your recent color photo, sign the form.
Send this completed application along with the DD & photocopies of proofs (Birth certificate, X & XII mark sheets) to the given address within 5 days of registering online (not later than Apr 08, 2015) 


After successfully submitting the online application, applicants will receive an email with their registration no.


The detailed steps involved in Tamilnad mercantile bank clerk recruitment 2015 can be seen from their website here

The Big List of Bank Jobs You Can Apply Without IBPS Scores

bank jobs without IBPS scores It has become very common for graduates from all disciplines to aspire for bank jobs in India.Even those who are working in other fields are looking to enter the banking sector.It is primarily due to the streamlined selection process in the form of IBPS common bank exams for govt. bank recruitments.But do you know there are other ways to apply for bank jobs without IBPS exam scores?


The Government of India has mandated Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) to conduct recruitments on behalf of all the public sector banks in India.


So if you wish to become an Officer or Clerk in any of the 24 state owned banks, you should have qualified in the IBPS CWE (common written exam) & interviews.


50,000 Bank Jobs through IBPS:

The IBPS common examinations are conducted once a year with separate tests for each post – PO, Clerk, Specialist Officer & Regional Rural Banks (RRB).See below for the steps involved:

  • Online registration of applications & fee payment
  • Online written test
  • Common Interviews
  • Job allotment

After you appear for the online test, IBPS shall fix a minimum cutoff for each category & only those candidates who are above it shall be shortlisted for personal interviews.


For the past 2 years, approx. 50,000 vacancies (PO & Clerk cadre) had been filled question-622164_640in public banks alone.


Can`t I apply without IBPS Score?

Although the common bank exams have reduced the time taken by banks to complete hiring, it is not advantageous for bank job aspirants.Why?

There are many people who spend atleast 6-8 months in preparing for these tests.But if they are not able to qualify, they have no other choice but should wait for another year to re-apply.

For long we had such candidates asking us this question – Which other bank jobs can I apply without IBPS scores?


This is the right time to answer them as new bank vacancies have been announced that doesn’t require IBPS CWE.They are:


Baroda Manipal PO Recruitment: Bank of Baroda had launched Baroda Manipal School of Banking (BMSB) in association with the Manipal group.

  • You would be appointed as an Officer (PO) on completing the 1 year Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance course.
  • There is a facility to avail an education loan to meet the program cost & repayment for this loan shall start after you join as PO.

A candidate who has completed degree with 60% is eligible for this training-cum-recruitment activity.


Update: As the online registration for 2015 batches closes on March 17, click here for more details on the process.


ICICI Bank PO Recruitment: Do you wish for India`s largest private sector bank? Then ICICI Bank Probationary Officer Training Programme is the right platform for people who are looking for a challenging work environment to grow.

  • ICICI Bank selects candidates for its ICICI Manipal Academy located at Bengaluru where they undergo 1 year residential training.
  • On completion,they will be awarded PGDB degree & also absorbed as Deputy Manager in the bank.

The bank will sanction a loan for selected candidates at a lower interest which will automatically deducted for their salaries after appointment.


Update: The registrations for November 2015 & February 2016 batches are now open. Visit this page here for detailed info


Axis Bank PO Recruitment: Axis Bank in association with Manipal Global Education started the ‘Young Bankers Program’ to attract graduates start a career with the bank.


The young bankers program also features 1 year training, after which all successful candidates are given a PG Diploma in Banking Services & absorbed in the Assistant Manager grade.


Expecting: Registrations have not yet started for the year 2015.It may begin in the month of April 2015.


Federal Bank PO Recruitment: Federal Bank, one of the most popular in private sector also follows a similar procedure to recruit candidates for its branches across many states.


Federal Manipal School of Banking trains the selected candidates for 1 year & awards a PG diploma in banking & finance (PGDBF).They are then employed as PO in Federal Bank.


Expecting: You might need to wait for Federal bank`s recruitment notification for the year 2015. Last year, it was conducted during December 2014.


Syndicate Bank PO Recruitment: For the first time, Syndicate Bank in 2014 announced of recruiting PO`s with a tieup between Manipal University & NITTE University.


It was not different from any procedures followed above by other banks.There were also bonds to make sure the selected candidate stay with Syndicate bank upto 10 years.


Expecting: To know about the Syndicate bank PO recruitment, we will have to wait for some more months.It was held previously in November 2014.


IDBI Bank PO Recruitment: IDBI Bank is yet another govt.owned bank that provides employment for candidates completing training through IDBI Manipal School of Banking.in its branches as Assistant Manager.


On completing the training of 1 year, you will be awarded PGDBF from Manipal University along with the job.


Expecting: THE IDBI Manipal School of Banking`s notification is expected to be released in the month of June, just like last year.


A large no. of vacancies in public sector banks are filled through IBPS exams & that is the reason for the institute to release IBPS Bank Exams Calendar 2015 in advance.


Incase you are not eligible or don't qualify in CWE, you can always appear for the above recruitments & make your bank jobs dream come true.

IBPS Specialist Officer Interview: 5 Questions to Prepare

ibps-logo,how to prepare for ibps specialist officer interviews,interview questions for ibps specialist officer jobs The IBPS common interviews for the recruitment of specialist officers in public sector banks is scheduled to start by the 3rd week of March 2015.Posts such as IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer, HR Officer, Law Officer etc., are to be filled through this process.As all those who have been shortlisted are thinking on how to prepare for IBPS specialist officer interviews,this article will take you through some of the important topics to cover.


7700 candidates have qualified in the IBPS specialist officer exam IV (SPL - IV) held in the month of February 2015. This number is very low compared to previous year, which had 16,500 passouts.It just means the total number of vacancies for this year`s recruitment could be less.

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About the Interview

While the total marks allotted for IBPS specialist officer interview are 100, the weightage ratio of exam & interview shall be 80:20.


Although there will be minimum qualifying score, it won’t be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC category) which you must secure to stay in the race.


Based on the combined final scores of candidates in online exam & interview, a merit list shall be prepared for allotment in banks.


Incase a candidate does not possess the necessary cutoff, he/ she will be disqualified from the entire selection process.It doesn’t matter whether you have high or low scores in the exam.


For you to perform well, we are posting some of the top questions frequently asked in in the specialist officer interviews.


Do you have Professional Knowledge?

The main difference in selection process of PO & specialist officer is the test of specialized knowledge possessed by a candidate.


The interview panel would test your skills in your chosen field & decide if you are suitable for that post.This is the reason for having professional knowledge as a separate paper in IBPS specialist officer common exam too.


Here are the positions & corresponding topics that you need to concentrate for interview:

  • IT officer – Information technology (computer basics,hardware, server configuration, networking & security)
  • Agriculture Field Officer – Agriculture (farming,soil types,crop varieties, cattle, fisheries etc.,)
  • Marketing Officer – Sales & Marketing (market conditions, strategies, promotions, customer handling, banking products)
  • HR Officer – Human Resources (employee relations,performance appraisal methods,behavioral techniques etc.,)
  • Law Officer – Legal studies (banking, financial sector rules)

Since the interview panel will have atleast one specialist officer, you can expect more no. of questions related to the chosen post.


For example, an experienced IT officer sitting in the 4 - 5 member interview group would ask questions about computer technology.Similarly agri. officer applicants will be interviewed by a panel consisting of an agri officer among others.


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Why Specialist Officer?

Candidates who had previously attended these interviews have often said there was one regular question posed at them, which is:

Why did you apply for Specialist officer in banks?

The interviewer wants to know the purpose of applying for this job.They are looking to find out whether you are aware of the job profile, responsibilities and difference between a regular Officer & Spl. officer in banks.


This is how you need to respond:

Tell them the basic duties of whichever post you applied.Let them know how your knowledge in that respective field would be relevant for the job.Mention about any related projects that you had done or previous work experience.


An ideal answer should convince the interviewer of your subject knowledge & ability to work in the banking sector.


In PO interviews, one question was a regular – Why bank job after engineering degree? But such a query wont be posed to you as BE/Btech graduates were only called to apply for IBPS SPL CWE.


Also checkout >> How to answer tell me about yourself question


Do you Follow Current Affairs?

You won’t be asked many questions about the latest events but it’s important to be prepared.It is always best to read English newspapers than regional ones, as you need to speak in English during the interview.

Make a note of the important happenings during the past one month, see whichever is related to your field & read more on it.

You may also keep track of the daily news by visiting websites such as The Hindu, Economic times etc., but since there are many moving ads, you could be distracted.That is the reason why we suggest to refer the newspapers.


Know about Banking Terms?

bank interview terms Don’t attend the specialist officer interview without knowing anything about Indian banking scenario.


The panel very well knows that everyone are from different fields & hence would test your banking awareness extensively.

Some of the top questions are definition of words used in financial sector, RBI rates, abbreviations, account types, cheque, DD etc.,              image courtesy: thehindu.com

Preparing for this question won’t be a problem for many since it was a paper in the online exam.So all you need to do is just brush it up again & look for any new terminologies while reading the news papers.


Looking for books? Read review of Bank Interview Cracker [has banking terms & answers for frequently asked interview questions]


Can you Speak Clearly?

Yes. Can you speak clearly so that the interviewer can understand what you wish to say? If yes, then half of the battle is won because many candidates aren’t able to qualify in interviews due to their poor communication skills.


A candidate may have scored high marks in the common exam & could be strong in his field.But if he/ she is not able to put forward their answer in a clear manner, rejection shall be the only possible result.


Here are some tested methods that can help perfect your language:

  • Be specific.An interview may last for approx. 10-15 mins only.In some cases, it could be even lesser.So cut short the explanations & answer to the point.
  • Keep your language simple.You are not tested on your language but on your knowledge.So don't waste time in searching for complex words to impress the panel.
  • Don’t get nervous.Nervousness slows your thinking capacity, creates fear & pushes you to speak fast resulting in wrong answers. (see interview hall behaviour)

Thats it.Once you are ready with the answers for the above 5 questions, your confidence level shall rise automatically enabling you to crack the upcoming IBPS specialist officer common interviews.

Baroda Manipal PO Recruitment 2015 Batch to Start – Assured Job in BOB

Baroda Manipal School of Banking PO Recruitment Notification 2015 Announced, bank of baroda po recruitment 2014,baroda manipal banking school recruitment,details on baroda manipal school of banking PO recruitment 2015, Baroda Manipal School of Banking (BMSB) is setup jointly by Bank of Baroda (BOB) & Manipal group to select candidates, train them in the field of banking & make them ready for bank jobs.On successful completion of training they will be absorbed by BOB as Probationary officers.BMSB has issued the notification opening up admissions for the year 2015 - 16


This initiative is similar to ICICI Bank PO recruitment programme, which is also being conducted in tie-up with Manipal university.


But there`s a notable difference - Bank of Baroda is a public sector bank & the one among few PSB`s to offer such an opportunity.


Dates to Note:

Online registrations from March 3 –  17, 2015

Written test (online) – April 18, 2015


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Candidates are to be inducted in various batches for the year 2015 - 16.But students for all batches will be selected through this current exam itself.


In total, 1200 vacancies are being offered for Baroda manipal school of banking PO recruitment process.


The 1st batch is scheduled to begin during the month of June 2015.


Am I eligible?

The eligibility conditions are pretty simple as below,

  • Aged between 20 to 28 yrs as on March 17, 2015 (+3 yrs for OBC; +5yrs for SC/ST)
  • 60% marks in degree (55% for sc/st) from a recog. univ., as on June 1, 2015

Qualifying in IBPS common bank exam or its scores are NOT necessary.


Selection procedure:

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Those who qualify in the test shall be ranked as per their marks & will be called for Group discussion & Interview.A final merit list would then be prepared on basis of your performance in all these 3 stages. 

Training Cost

After selection, all candidates will be admitted into 1 year residential PG diploma course in banking that costs Rs.3.45 lacs which would be provided by Bank of Baroda as loan.

During the training period, students will be paid Rs.2500 during classroom training & Rs.10000 during internship as monthly stipend.  

The EMI for this loan amount shall be deducted automatically from your salary (after joining bob) every month for 7 years & will be reimbursed in the following manner,


  • After an officer completes 5 yrs in bank, the loan of Rs.3.45 lacs is paid back.

    Bond Period: All appointed candidates should execute a service bond agreeing to serve the bank for minimum 2 years.


    Incase of breaking the agreement you are required to pay the stipend amounts + Rs.1 lakh towards training costs + outstanding loan


    PO Job in Bank of Baroda

    While joining the course, BOB will issue provisional offer letters to all candidates.On successful completion of training you will be

    • awarded post graduate diploma (banking & finance)
    • absorbed by Bank of Baroda as (scale I) probationary officer with an approx. monthly salary of Rs.33,000

    The 1 year course program consists of 9 month classroom training & 3 months internship. 


    How to Register

    Interested applicants must pay Rs.600 (gen/obc) or Rs.100 (sc/st/pwd) as application fees through

    1. Online: The application form is integrated with an online payment gateway.Pay via debit or credit card & take a print of the transaction receipt as proof.

    After remitting the payment, fill the required details asked in the online application form available at http://ibps.sifyitest.com/bobpojun14/ before 16th July. 


    Download forms

    Aspirants looking to apply for Baroda manipal school of banking`s PO selection process 2015-16 are requested to


    * Read the notifications from the website here from here

    * Online application & fee payment link is given here.

    IBPS Specialist Officer Exam 2015 Results Announced

    IBPS Specialist Officer exam 2013 results,IBPS SO common exam results 2013,IBPS specialist officers common written exam result scores There was a time when banks would take nearly six months and longer to complete their recruitments.But with advancement in testing technologies, the duration has been shortened.The IBPS Specialist Officer Common Exam 2014-15 results announced recently is an example of this change.


    Bank jobs are normally known to constitute of probationary officer (PO) & clerks but specialist officers also form part of this community.


    While fresh graduates from any stream are eligible to apply for other positions, candidates with specialized qualifications such as BE/ Btech/ MCA etc are only invited to apply for specialist cadre.


    In addition to common written examinations for PO & clerk posts Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts similar test for specialist officer aspirants as well.


    Spl Officer Exam Results

    The IBPS Specialist Officer common exam was held in February 14 & 15, 2015 for various specialized positions in scale I & II cadre.

    Since the test was computer based (online) result status were made available last week & now scores are also being displayed at their website here [login using your roll no. and password/ birth date]

    ** update: The above result link is correct but it looks they have temporarily taken it off.**


    The number of qualifiers in each specialty is not known as IBPS has not declared it yet.


    While we are trying to get in touch with the officials for a much clearer picture, approx.15000 - 17000 candidates might have cleared this year`s spl. officers test as the previous exam had 16000 passouts only.


    What Next?

    IBPS normally conducts common interviews for PO & clerks positions.The same shall be held for qualifiers of specialist officers recruitment exam 2015 as well.


    Candidates who were successful in the exams can download their interview call letter from ibps.in website itself.The common interviews could start from the 4th week of March 2015.

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    Once the interview results are declared in the April 2015 - vacancy lists in each bank will be published followed by preference registrations.


    The final allotments for specialist officer posts is tentatively fixed to happen in April.


    If you are one of the CWE successful start preparing for specialist officer common interviews by going through these links:


    * What is the Book to Crack your Bank Interviews [Review]


    Less No. of Vacancies

    PO & clerical cadre employees occupy a major chunk of new recruits in any bank compared to specialist officers.The common reasons are:

    • Since most of these selected would be posted only in head/ regional/ zonal offices, PSB`s appoint 1 or 2 in departments which require their expertise.
    • Therefore the number of vacancies advertised by each bank is also very limited as some banks may not even require a specialized person for that dept.

    With RBI pushing public sector banks to reach more villages the need for Agriculture officers has increased.


    Looking at some of the hiring activities last year, Agri officers were required in large numbers.The second slot was occupied by IT officers.See IBPS specialist officer vacancies list for the previous year


    Will the situation change for qualifiers of 2015 specialist officers exam? While we wait to know about it, do share your scores to know where you stand.

    ICICI Bank PO Recruitment 2015 - 16 | Apply for New Batches

    icici bank logo,icici recruitment 2014,icici bank po recruitment 2014,icici po recruitment 2014,icici bank 2014 po recruitment,icici bank po training recruitment The most expected ICICI Bank PO Recruitment project 2015 is back again this year for its yearly batches. ICICI Bank doesn't need any introduction as it is India`s 2nd largest bank with over 2700 branches nationally.It also has strong presence in 18 other countries & is one of most sought private sector bank to work.


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


    With qualifiers of IBPS CWE waiting for final results and allotment in PSB - ICICI bank PO programme can be treated as another chance.


    About ICICI Bank PO Recruitment 2015:

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

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

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


    From When?

    Online registration closes on – June 30, 2015

    Tests in the month of July or August 2015

    GD/ Interviews in the month of Aug or September.


    Training shall start in batches; the 1st in November & 2nd in February 2016


    Can I Apply?

    There aren't many conditions to apply for this ICICI bank 2015 PO recruitment. Just a few,
    • Applicant should be within 25 yrs of age, as on June 30, 2015 
    • those born before June 30, 1990 cannot register
    • Must have a degree with minimum 55% marks aggregate
    • Fresher graduates also eligible
    If any of your direct family member (father,mother,brother,sister) is an employee of ICICI bank currently, you cannot apply.



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

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

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

    How to register:

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


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    Those who are finally selected will have to attend the training scheduled to begin in the month of November 2015 & February 2016 at ICICI Manipal Academy, Bangalore.The highlights of this course are,
    • Everyone entering training stage will be handed a job guarantee letter & enrolled for MBA (banking & finance) degree from Manipal university.
    • There are two phases:
      • First phase runs for a period of 12 months, during which stipend shall be paid.On completion you will be awarded ‘PG diploma in banking (PGDB) & would be appointed as assistant manager in ICICI bank drawing a salary of more than 4 lakhs/ year.
      • Second phase is optional wherein a candidate after joining the bank may continue the MBA degree program for 18 months.
    • For undergoing this training, Rs.3.37 lakhs should be paid but this amount can be availed as loan from ICICI bank itself

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


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


    More detailed info about ICICI PO recruitment 2015 batches can be had from the webpage here.

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    The latest edition of Manorama Yearbook 2015 was released recently which also happens to be its 50th anniversary issue.This book has been in print from the year 1965 providing information on various subjects & helping people appearing for various competitive exams in India.


    Since there are many upcoming exams in 2015 & most of it has GK as a paper, here is the most expected review of the hugely popular Manorama Yearbook 2015. Buy now


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    Although you have lot of content to go through, the pages are feature rich with colors & images which are visually appealing.They also help us in understanding the topics much better.


    Covers Everything of Everything

    The publishers of Manorama yearbook have categorized information under 22 topics such as IT, Science, History,Environment,Medicine etc.,


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