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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
LIC AAO Recruitment expected soon  
IBPS SO Notification 2016 – Specialist officer exams December 2 Jan 28 & 29, 2017
IDBI Bank PO Recruitment 2017 – 1000 Posts December 9 Feb 3, 2017
Noida Metro Rail Corporation Recruitment – 745 Vacancies Dec 15 -announced later-
SSC Exam Calendar 2017 – Schedule of dates - 2017
No more SBI associate banks recruitment - -



Exam Book Reviews

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Books for IBPS PO 2016 Exam – Click here to read IBPS PO book review

Review of Banking Awareness Guide for Bank Exams & Interviews 

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


Exam & Interview Preparations

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


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How to Crack IBPS Clerk Mains 2016: Study Plan & Materials to Prepare

IBPSThe IBPS Clerk 2016 – 2017 Main Exam is just round the corner as the prelims are getting over this weekend.Since it is the final chance for candidates to stay in the race for clerk jobs in banks, we are providing you with a detailed study plan on how to crack ibps clerk mains & study materials/ mocks tests for qualifying in this examination.


IBPS clerk mains is scheduled on December 31 & January 1, 2017.So we would have less than 15 days for the mains exam after the prelims results are announced.


Therefore you need to allot atleast 10 hours every day for mains preparation.If you are currently working, spare 3 - 6 hours daily to prepare after reaching home.


IBPS Clerk Mains Pattern

Before getting deep into the topics to cover & syllabus, do you know the exam pattern of clerk mains? Only if you can completely understand it, you shall be able to come up with a strategy for revisions.


The IBPS clerk mains online examination will have 200 questions which should be answered in 135 minutes.




Each question carries 1 mark & for every wrong answer, 0.25 is reduced as negative mark.


Cutoffs will be applied on two stages – on each section & on the total score.Candidates who pass in each section & score above the necessary cutoffs.


As there are no interviews, final selections will be purely based on merit considering your main exam scores only to fill 19243 clerk vacancies across India.


Clerk Mains Study Plan

In addition to hard work, smart work is also needed for you to qualify in the tests & get shortlisted for the interviews.


For that, you must concentrate on the important topics, learn the basics, do some examples & start practicing more such problems or questions.


Practice Materials: This is the time to practice & revise.Even if you are not totally prepared, be very thorough in known sections by practicing them well.
* IBPS Clerk Mains Practice Book (50 sets) for Rs.321 - Click here to buy online
* 10 Online Mock Tests for Clerk Mains from Rs.399 – Click here to buy online


Here is the syllabus & list of topics that every candidate appearing for IBPS clerk 2016 mains must be sure of.


English Language: 2 hours daily

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze test
  • Sentence Errors
  • Para jumble
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Vocabulary

Quantitative Aptitude: 3 -  4 hrs daily

  • Number series
  • Approximations
  • Simplifications
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Data Interpretation& Data sufficiency
  • Profit and loss
  • Compound & Simple Interest
  • Speed & Distance
  • Probability
  • Permutations & combination
  • Ratio & proportion
  • Average

Computer Knowledge: 2 Hrs /day

  • Computer Basics/ Fundamentals
  • Software and Hardware
  • Security & Networking
  • Data management
  • Microsoft Office
  • Internet/ Email

Reasoning: 3 -  4 hrs everyday

  • Arrangement problems
  • Syllogism
  • Input & Output
  • Puzzles
  • Inequalities
  • Coding Decoding
  • Statement & Assumptions
  • Action & Arguments

General Awareness: 2 Hrs daily

  • Current affairs/ Latest events
  • GK questions
  • Banking & financial awareness

It is not compulsory for you to follow the time limit given above.That is just a indication for those who are starting new


If you are strong in a specific section, then allocate more time for weaker topics or sections & improve upon them.


Important Tips – Dont Forget:

Do Mock Tests: The most important plus point of giving mock test is that it will help you to get a real feel of the exam.


You can also analyze which sections to attempt first and how much time you should devote to answer a question.


At this stage, appearing for 10 mock tests will help you understand your own strengths & weakness.Thereafter you can fine-tune your practice accordingly.So invest in good online mock tests.


* * We recommend Oliveboard`s IBPS Clerk Mains 10 Mock Tests from Rs.399


Manage Time & Speed: In IBPS Clerk main exam, accuracy is necessary but you must also attempt maximum number of questions.


Because of section timelimit, you must know to manage time properly.Staying on one question for long will only put more stress on yourself while answering other questions.


What is your final preparation strategy? Say it in comments so others get inspired.

LIC AAO Recruitment 2017: Is it Real or just a Rumour?

The internet is abuzz with news of LIC AAO recruitment 2017 but with no official notification released yet – is it true or fake? Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) is India`s largest public sector life insurance provider & carries a high brand value among the public.It is one of the main reason why recruitments for jobs in LIC usually gets enormous number of application from candidates.


Life Insurance Corporation of India conducts recruitments for various positions every year.Among them, AAO (Assistant Administrative Officer) & AO (Administrative Officer) are two posts that are hugely expected by those seeking govt jobs.


LIC AAO Recruitment in 2017?

For the past few days, many websites are reporting about an upcoming LIC recruitment for 650 AAO posts.They also mention that the registrations shall begin in the 1st week of December 2016.


According to Indian Express website - out of 650 openings, the selections are to be held for generalist cadre with the below category-wise vacancies:

  • General: 339 posts
  • OBC: 182
  • SC: 86
  • ST: 43



All other websites started posting about the recruitment based on this article in indianexpress.com, which pushed individuals to start searching for the real notice.


But, there is NO OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION about AAO recruitment on LIC website till we published this article on November 30th.


LIC Recruitment 2017: Is it True?

Previously, LIC had conducted AAO recruitment in December 2015 to fill 700 vacancies. The online written exams were held during the month of March & final results were declared only in September 2016.


Candidates selected through LIC AAO recruitment 2016 are undergoing training at various centres from October 2016.


While the previous batch is still under training phase, will LIC come up with another round of selections so fast? is a question in the minds of some candidates.Hence they are terming the LIC AAO recruitment 2017 news as false/ fake & rumour.


Even LIC employees we spoke to are not confirming about such a recruitment.Moreover, the govt`s employment news website that displays upcoming recruitments or the official LIC website does not carry any notice about AAO recruitment.


Be Patient & Wait: Recruitments in public sector companies come dont follow a proper timeline & come out suddenly.


So with no proper information available about LIC AAO recruitment 2017, we suggest all candidates to stay patient & wait for official announcement on LIC`s webpage.


If any notification is uploaded in the coming days, we shall inform about it here on BankExamsIndia.com

IBPS Clerk Prelims 2016: Exam Review & Expected Cutoffs [Full Analysis]

ibps clerk prelims exam 2015 reviewThe IBPS Clerk Prelims 2016 Exam is being conducted for the recruitment of clerk jobs in 20 public sector banks of India.As part of the selection process, a two stage examination process involving preliminary & main exams are held.Based on candidates feedback, here is the detailed clerk prelims exam review & excepted cutoff scores.


The IBPS Clerk 2016 recruitment was notified in the month of August to fill 19243 vacancies in indian govt banks.


Approximately 8 – 10 lakh candidates are expected to appear for the online test during the these days.Therefore the preliminary exams were scheduled on multiple dates – November 26, 27 & December 3, 4, 2016.


IBPS Clerk Review: Easy but Time Consuming

The clerical prelims exam pattern had 100 questions under 3 sections – English Language, Numerical Ability & Reasoning Ability.




Candidates must 100 questions in 60 minutes for a total of 100 marks.Each correct answer carries 1 mark & for each wrong option, 0.25 will be reduced as negative mark.


The pattern of IBPS clerk preliminary test is framed in such a way that it tests your ability to answer a question with maximum accuracy in minimum time.

A vast majority of participants who took their exams on November 26 & 27 are terming the tests as easy.Now lets us see how they performed in each section.

Now lets look at the review of the complete paper.


English Language: There were 30 questions in this section. Difficulty Level: Easy

Questions were from the following topics:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Sentence formation
  • Spotting errors
  • Synonyms/ Antonyms

Some people felt the error spotting questions & sentence formation were confusing to understand.The comprehension passages which usually consume time was infact quite easy.


Safe number of attempts: 12 to 20


Reasoning Ability: Questions: 35 | Difficulty Level: Moderate


This section is often regarded as tough but this being clerical exam, questions were not very tricky as expected.See the topics from which questions were asked:

  • Inequality
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Arrangement (Sitting/ Linear/ Row)
  • Series (Number/ Alphabetical)
  • Puzzles
  • Direction Sense

We were told that reasoning part was easy too & all those who have prepared well could complete it in 15 – 20 minutes.


Safe no of attempts: 15 to 23


Numerical Ability: Questions: 35 | Level of difficulty: Easy


Candidates who are good at numbers & remember the shortcuts, formula, concept etc., will find it easy to complete this section.Questions were from:

  • Simplification
  • Number series
  • Data Interpretation
  • Simple/ Compound Interest
  • Profit & Loss
  • Time/ Work, Boats/ Streams
  • Averages
  • Partnership
  • Age related problem

Safe no of attempts: 16 – 22


With December 3rd & 4th exams pending, there is a chance for IBPS to change the question pattern slightly OR increase the difficulty level to maintain competitiveness.


IBPS Clerk Expected Cutoffs

What will be the cutoffs of IBPS clerk prelims 2016 exam could be the next big thought in all your minds now.


The cutoffs would be fixed state-wise since the clerk vacancies differ for each state.So depending on the number of jobs allotted for a particular state, the qualifying marks will change.


Total Cutoffs: Going by that logic, the ibps clerk prelims 2016 expected cutoffs could be in the range of 42 – 50 for general category & for other categories (OBC/SC/ST) it could be slightly lower than this figure.


Few prominent states such as Gujarat, Tamilnadu etc., may have cutoffs ranging between 31 – 38 because Total vacancies in a particular state, Number of applicants from that state & their performance will determine the pass marks.


Sectional Cutoffs: Candidates must pass in each section by scoring the individual cutoff scores fixed by IBPS.Based on your feedback, we feel the sectional cutoffs might be:

  • English: 7 – 9
  • Reasoning: 8 - 12
  • Numerical Ability: 5 – 8

Can I Start Preparing for Mains?

You should starting for IBPS Clerk mains if you are confident of clearing the prelims.


The IBPS Clerk Main Exam is on December 31, 2016 & January 1, 2017 for which qualifiers of the preliminary test will get shortlisted.


We know how tough was IBPS PO main exam & the same might happen with IBPS clerk mains too.Therefore, its always better to start early.


Make use of these practice books for 2016 IBPS clerk main exam:


* IBPS Clerk Online Mock Tests (10 sets) for Rs.649 – Click here to buy online


* IBPS Clerk Mains 50 Practice Sets for Rs.320 – Click here to buy online


How was your performance.Mention your attempts in the comments to discuss.

IDBI Bank Assistant Manager Recruitment 2017 | 1000 Posts

idbi-bank-logo,idbi bank assistant managers recruitment 2015,idbi bank recruitment 2015 notification,idbi bank recruitment 2015,IDBI Bank Manipal School of Banking PO RecruitmentThe IDBI Bank (Industrial Development Bank of India) recruitment notification of Probationary Officers in the cadre of Assistant Manager has been announced for 2016 - 2017 batch. IDBI Bank with headquarters in Mumbai is one of the largest public sector banks in India that mainly caters to corporate & SME concerns.


This recruitment is for admission into IDBI Manipal School of Banking which was formed as a result of the tie-up between IDBI Bank & Manipal Global Education Services Private Limited (MGES)


As part of it, selected candidates shall be enrolled for the 1 year Post Graduate Diploma in Banking & Finance course.


On successful completion, they will be awarded PGDBF degree from Manipal University & appointed as Assistant Manager in IDBI Bank



Assistant Manager (grade A) – 1000 posts [Gen – 469, OBC – 285, SC – 138, ST - 108]


When to apply?

Online registration of applications from November 25 to December 9, 2016

Online Test shall be held on February 3, 2017



Those looking to apply for this IDBI bank PO recruitment must fulfil the following conditions, as on October 1, 2016

  • Must have 60% in degree (55% for SC/ST/PWD), as on Oct 1, 2016
  • Agelimit: 20 – 28 yrs (+3yrs for OBC, +5yrs for sc/st, +10yrs for PWD)
  • Must be proficient in computer operations

Those in final year/ semester are also eligible to apply provided they submit at the time of Interview, a proof of having passed the degree exam on or before December 9, 2016



There will be an online written test for 200 marks.It shall contain questions from Reasoning, English, Quantitative aptitude & General awareness.

To prepare for these tests, you can make use of the below reference material.

* IDBI Bank Asst.Manager Exam Guide – Rs.250 – Buy online (latest edition)


About the Course

The fees for this programme is Rs.3,50,000 that can be availed by candidates as education loan from IDBI bank itself.


Since you would be an employee of the bank after training, EMIs for the loan amount shall be recovered from your monthly salary.

During the training period, you would be paid Rs.2500 for the first 9 months & Rs.10000 for last 3 months as stipend.

Agreement: At the time of joining, all selected candidates will have to execute a 3 year service bond.


Incase you leave the bank within 3 years, Rs.2 lakh + outstanding loan dues must be paid to the organization.


Registration & Fees

The application fee is Rs.700 (Gen/OBC) & Rs.150 (SC/ST/PWD) has to be paid only through Internet before December 9th

  • Visit www.idbi.com & open the online application link placed under ‘careers’ link
  • Fill in the required details such as personal, educational etc., carefully
  • Complete the online payment using Debit/ Credit card or Net banking facility  & take a print of the e-receipt.
  • After submitting the application, you will see the registration no. & password on the screen that you need to note.These details would also be sent via email & SMS

Applicants can download their call letters for the examination from the bank`s website after January 3rd week.


Read the notice:

Aspirants who wish to apply for IDBI Bank PO/ Assistant Manager recruitment 2017 can download the notification from their website here (pdf)


The online application is available here

IBPS Clerk Prelims Cutoffs: Statewise & Categorywise List [Previous Year]

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The IBPS clerk 2016 recruitment exam was announced recently for clerical jobs in public sector banks.To qualify & get selected for these vacancies, it is required to score the prelims & mains cutoff scores fixed by IBPS.Since a large number of candidates are asking about the previous year cutoffs, here are the IBPS clerk prelims cutoffs 2015.


The notification for IBPS Clerk 2016 (VI) recruitment was published in August 2016 had mentioned approx 19000 clerk vacancies in govt banks.


The preliminary exam will be held on November 26, 27 & December 3 & 4.Candidates who pass successfully in prelims are shortlisted for mains.


IBPS Clerk Prelims Cutoffs 2015

We know many of you are searching for previous year`s IBPS clerk cutoffs.So here is the compilation of state-wise cutoff scores categorized under each category & section.


About the Cutoffs: The clerical prelims exam paper consists of 100 questions in 3 sections – English, Numerical ability & Reasoning.Each correct answer carries 1 mark (0.25 negative mark).



Note:These scores are purely based on data shared by candidates after the results were released.


IBPS Clerk Cutoff Calculation

With so many numbers in the above image, you may have this question – “How many cutoffs should I cross to qualify in IBPS clerk exams?”


IBPS has applied cutoffs at two levels

  1. on each section
  2. on Total weighted score (TWS)

So you need to qualify in each of the three tests inaddition to the total score by securing cut-off marks.


Therefore in IBPS clerk prelims 2016 exam too, you need to secure minimum qualifying marks at both these levels to proceed for mains.


Have you started preparing already? Checkout the best IBPS clerk books below Rs.300 & IBPS clerk online course with video lessons for Rs.999



NMRC Recruitment 2016 – 745 Jobs in Noida Metro Rail Corporation

Infrastructure development is one of the top priority for the Indian government which is seen through various road & rail projects happening throughout our nation.The recently formed Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) intends to introduce train services  between Noida and Greater Noida for which the NMRC recruitment 2016-17 is announced.


Noida Metro Rail Corporation Ltd is keen to start its metro rail services in 2017.It is the reason for them to look for candidates to fill various Non-Executive posts in NMRC.


Dates to Note

Online registration of applications from November 5 to December 15, 2016

Written exam dates – will be announced later | Test Location: Delhi & NCR only


NMRC Jobs & Vacancies

As part of NMRC recruitment 2016, a total of 745 vacancies are created under non-executive cadre, which is administrative in nature.They are:


Station Controller/ Train Operator (SC/TO) – 194 posts

Customer Relations Assistant (CRA) - 65

Junior Engineer/ Electrical - 59

Jr.Engineer/ Electronics - 63

Jr.Engineer/ Mechanical - 18

Jr.Engineer/ Civil - 20

Account Assistant – 08

Stenographer - 01

Maintainer – 311


These vacancies are not state-wise & candidates could be posted in Delhi or any other metro city depending on requirement.




Who Are Eligible?

Inorder to apply for NMRC recruitment 2016, you will need to fulfil certain eligibility conditions listed below.


Age Limit: 18 to 28 years as on July 1, 2016 (+3 yrs for OBC & + 5yrs for SC/ST)


Educational qualification: It differs for each post.Read the details carefully & refer the notification to confirm if you posses the required qualification


Station Controller/ Train Operator (SC/ TO):

3 yrs Diploma in Electrical/ Electronic engineering or equivalent OR

BSc Hons OR BSc in (Physics/ Chemistry/ Maths) from a govt. recognized university/ institute.


Customer Relations Assistant (CRA):

Must have completed any degree (3 or 4 years) in any discipline AND Certificate in computer application course (minimum 6 weeks duration)


Junior Engineer (Electrical / Electronics / Mechanical / Civil):

3 yrs Diploma in Electrical/ Electronics/ Mechanical/ Civil engineering or equivalent


Account Assistant: B.Com degree from a govt. recognized university/ institute


Maintainer: Should have completed ITI (NCVT/ SCVT) in Electrician, Fitter, Electronic Mechanic, Refrigeration & AC Mechanic.


Candidates who are currently in final semester are also eligible for this NMRC recruitment 2016 BUT must produce proof of passing the necessary diploma/ degree on group discussion/ interview date.


Selection Process

The noida metro rail corporation follows a selection process that includes Written Test,  Group discussion, Psycho Test (qualifying) & Personal Interview.


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Written Test: For all positions, a written test is compulsory that should be taken up by all applicants at centres located in Delhi & NCR only.


So here is the pattern for the written exam, which may be online or offline.


Paper I: 120 multiple choice, objective type questions.Duration: 1.5 hours

  • General awareness
  • Logical Ability
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Knowledge of your discipline/ trade

Each wrong answer will fetch you negative mark of 0.33 marks


Paper II (not required for maintainer): Objective type questions to test your general english language skills.


60 questions | 45 minutes | 0.33 negative mark |

Paper I & II will happen on the same day & candidates need to qualify in each paper separately.

Based on the total marks, a merit list is prepared & those ranking at the top will then be shortlisted for GD/ Personal interview/ Medical test etc.,


NMRC Exam Books

There are different books available for each post that are prepared as per latest syllabus.Check the titles below & buy the ones that you need:


1) DMRC Station Controller & Train Operator Exam Guide – Click here to buy for Rs.400


2) DMRC Customer Relations Assistant Exam Guide - Click here to buy for Rs.300


3) DMRC ITI Maintainer Exam Guide – Click here to buy for Rs.400


4) DMRC Jr Engineer (Electronics) Exam Guide – Click here to buy for Rs.480


5) DMRC Jr Engineer (Civil) Exam Guide – Click here to buy for Rs.380


6) DMRC Jr Engineer (Electrical) Exam Guide – Click here to buy for Rs.380


Registration Steps

Candidates need to visit delhimetrorail.com before December 15, visit the careers page & click on the recruitment notification “NMRC/OM/HR/I/2016” to open the online application page.


After submitting your application, the fee of Rs.400 & Rs.150 (SC/ST) must be paid at any branch of State Bank of India – after 24 hours of generating the challan online.


You can download the registration acknowledgement after 2 working days of completing the payment.


Refer Notice

All those who are interested to apply for NMRC recruitment 2016-17 can download the notification from their official website here (pdf),


The online application link – Click here

IBPS PO Mains 2016: Exam Review & Expected Cutoffs [Easy or Tough]

IBPS PO Main exam 2015 review,How was IBPS PO Mains 2015,IBPS POP Main Exam 2015The most expected IBPS PO Main Exam 2016 is over, which is part of the recruitment of officers in public sector banks.A preliminary exam was conducted earlier & only those who qualified in it were eligible to appear for this written test held on November 20.Many of those who have taken part in this exam have termed it as tough & difficult.Read on to know more about the IBPS PO main exam review in detail.


For the first time, aspirants appeared for PO main exam that had time limits on each section, that was recently introduced by IBPS (prelims results were out in Oct)


Everyone were of the view that the difficulty level of IBPS PO mains would be similar to SBI PO mains, which was true to some extent.


IBPS PO Mains Review: Reasoning & Quants were Tough

The online test consisted of 5 sections with 200 questions in total.Since each section had time limits, candidates were under a sense of pressure throughout the exam duration.

General awareness was the only section that was quickly answerable whereas 90% of the questions in IBPS PO mains ranged between moderate to difficult.

Computer knowledge paper was difficult for some shifts, we were told.This again, was unexpected wh chidisappointed many candidates as it is a easy scoring section normally.


ibps po main exam reviewFrustration Starts: Reasoning & Quantitative aptitude could have never been tougher than this - is the general opinion of all candidates.


The kind of pattern may not have even been thought about in dreams.


IBPS has now set a new benchmark for mains exam by omitting some common topics.It looks they purposefully set such a high level paper every year due to less vacancies & increasing competition for bank jobs.


Candidates had to spend more time on questions they were not good at, which itself created a feeling of failure.

Puzzles, Input/Output, Arguments, Direction questions were like waging a war due to its toughness.

A majority of them were able to attend only 8 – 15 questions in each of these two sections which had a total of 100.This itself speaks about the difficulty level.


Low Cutoffs Possible But…

Having looked at the performance, there is a talk about the possibility of low cutoffs because the exam was considered to be tough.

  • But not all the sections were difficult.
  • Most candidates have performed really well in GK & Computers.
  • Some have managed to attempt nearly 22 – 30 questions in reasoning & aptitude with 100% accuracy.

So the individual cutoff for reasoning & aptitude may go low whereas the total cutoff score need not be necessarily lower.


Calculating Cutoff Scores: IBPS uses normalization method to convert your actual marks into scores and nobody knows that formula.


But the difficulty level will taken into consideration along with the no. of vacancies this year while declaring the qualifying scores.If they also choose accuracy as a factor to determine the total cutoff, low scores may not be possible.


Here is the IBPS PO Mains 2016 expected cutoffs:;

Reasoning: 7 - 9

English : 8 - 10

Quantitative Aptitude: 9 - 11

General Awareness: 12 - 15

Computer Knowledge: 9 - 12


Cutoffs on total scores: Based on the level of questions & candidates feedback, we expect the total cutoffs might be in the following ranges.


General: 65 - 70

OBC: 62 - 67

SC: 41 - 46

ST: 38 - 45


As per estimates, atleast 1.8 lakh candidates may have appeared for main exam among which IBPS needs to shortlist only 26,000 – 30,000 candidates for interviews (ratio of 1:3).


Hence the candidates who have performed well with good no. of attempts can easily get in.


How did you perform IBPS PO Main Exam? Post your attempts, category & thoughts about the results in the form below.

SBI Specialist Officers Recruitment: Exams Postponed to January 2017

SBI Specialist Officers Exam PostponedDid you apply for SBI Specialist Officers Recruitment 2016 announced recently? Then you get more time to prepare as the online written examination to be held on November 25 is cancelled.It is now postponed to January 2017, for which an official notice has also been published by State Bank of India.


The SBI Specialist Officers recruitment 2016 was notified to fill 411 vacancies in various departments & grades across state bank of India.It includes Systems manager, Software developers, Testers, Infrastructure Engineers etc.,


SBI SO 2016: New Exam Dates

Although there are over 400 vacancies, SBI plans to hold a written exam only for System Officer, Developers, Test Lead ,Tester & Statistician on January 22, 2017.

For other posts, candidates would be shortlisted directly for interviews based on their qualification & experience.


If you had applied for Assistant Manager (systems), Developer, Test Lead ,Tester & Statistician – here is the circular on exams getting postponed.


SBI Specialist Officers Exam Dates


Exam Hall Ticket/ Admit Cards: It also states, that the call letter for online exam will be available on the bank`s website from January 12, 2017 onwards.


By entering your registration number/ date of birth – eligible candidates can download & take a print of the call letter.


The official notice about this postponement is available on SBI website, that can be download from their webpage here (pdf)


SBI Specialist Officer Exam New Pattern

While State Bank of India shall specify the test centre, date, time etc., on the call letter, here is the new exam pattern.


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Except Professional Knowledge, all other sections are of qualifying in nature.


Candidates have to score minimum qualifying marks in all papers but the final merit list shall be prepared based on marks secured in professional knowledge alone.


Checkout the study materials for SBI specialist officers recruitment:


* SBI Assistant Manager Exam Guide (Complete Book) – Click to buy for Rs.450

* SBI Specialists (Systems) Online Mocks – Click here to buy for Rs.599


The last to register for these jobs are over.So if you find yourself eligible now, you cannot submit online applications.

Karur Vysya Bank Clerk Recruitment 2016 | No IBPS Exam Scores Needed

It is a fact that many young indians are searching for jobs in govt banksKVB-logo,kvb clerk recruitment 2013,karur vysya bank recruitment 2013,kvb clerk jobs 2013 but a good number of private bank recruitments are also happening.Karur Vysya Bank (KVB), a leading private sector bank has announced its recruitment of clerks.Started in 1916, KVB is one of the leading private banks in India with head office in Tamilnadu.The bank has over 360 branches across India & is planning to increase it for 450.


IBPS regularly conducts the selection for vacancies that exist in public sector banks but it does not cover private bank jobs.


Karur Vysya Bank is not part of the the IBPS clerk recruitment process & hence they have issued a notification to fill clerical cadre positions.


Post – Vacancies

Clerk  - no. of posts not specified


The salary for clerk is Rs.3.50 lakhs/ annum which comes around Rs.29,000 /month (including allowances).


Online applications open from November 9 to 21, 2016

Date of Written exam: January 13, 2017


Who are Eligible

Since IBPS exam scores are not required to apply for KVB clerk recruitment 2016, here are their eligibility conditions,

  • Age to be minimum: 19yrs & maximum: 26 yrs (for UG) & 28 yrs (for PG), as on Jan 1, 2017
  • Completed bachelor`s degree (any discipline) with aggregate 60% marks as on 1.1.2017
  • Final years/ students with final exam in May/ June 2017 are also eligible to apply

Those with degrees through part-time/ correspondence/ distance education are not eligible.


Procedure of Selection

All applicants have to go through the following processes - Online test (objective) & Personal Interview.


Each correct answer will fetch you 1 mark & every wrong answer will get you 0.25 negative marks


Do remember that cutoffs are to be applied on individual sections & total scores. So only those candidates who qualify in the test by securing the two cutoffs are called for Interview.


The test would be conducted only at limited test centres in the following cities: Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, New Delhi, Tamilnadu & West Bengal.


Registration & Fees

The application/exam fee of Rs.500 must be paid through online only.The fee amount is same for all categories (OBC,SC,ST etc.,)

  • Visit kvb.co.in website & click on ‘careers’ section
  • Proceed to the online application form for clerk posts & apply online

Candidates interested to apply for KVB clerical recruitment 2016 can download the notification from their webpage here (pdf)


Online application links: Click here

Don’t go for IBPS PO Mains 2016 without these Documents | Exam Final Tips

practice for IBPS PO exam 2015,IBPS PO 2015 time management,IBPS PO exam time management,IBPS PO call letters While the 6th IBPS PO exam 2016 is slated to happen on November 20th, many applicants are growing nervous each day.The reason is quite simple as this is the first time a IBPS PO mains is being held in new pattern.Though candidates are very eager to crack IBPS PO mains at first shot, it is necessary to follow certain rules of the exam.


The IBPS main exams as part of PO recruitment in public sector banks is to be held on November 20, 2016 (Sunday).


This test is conducted to fill 8800 PO vacancies & based on IBPS PO prelims results –approximately 2 lakh candidates may be expected to sit for the exam.


Documents to Carry for Mains Test

You may have prepared well, practiced numerous questions & will be ready to take the test.Is that enough? NO.


There are few important documents mentioned by IBPS that every candidate must bring to the exam hall.Even if you miss any one of it, you will surely be pushed out of the centre.


So here are those important things that you should carry:

  • Call letter with your recent passport sized photo (call letters are available on ibps website which must be printed on paper)
  • Photo ID proof in original & photocopy (xerox copies).
  • 1 ball point pen

Ladies who have changed their name after marriage or anyone with name change MUST bring their marriage certificate/ affidavit/ gazette notification.


Valid ID proofs (carry any one): Passport/ PAN Card/ Driving License/ Voter’s Card/ Bank passbook with photo/ /Identity card issued by a college/ University/ Aadhar card with photo /Employee ID.

Ration card is not a valid ID proof.So DO NOT carry it as the invigilators will not allow you to enter the test centre.

Biometric Data: The invigilator will also take your right thumb impression at the exam venue. Hence make sure to remove any stains, tattoos, mehndi etc on your thumb so the impression is captured properly.


Reach the test centre 15 minutes before the reporting time.The IBPS PO Mains is going to be an online test for 2 hours but candidates are to be present inside the hall 1 hour earlier for completing the necessary formalities.


Invigilators are given powers to disallow anyone who comes late.So do not come to the venue beyond the reporting time given on your call letter.


Checkout IBPS PO Main Exam – Study plan & Topics to cover in each section


Your Final Tips for IBPS PO Mains

if you spend a lot of time in one section, you will not be able to attend all the questions in bank exams.Take a look at the IBPS PO mains pattern:



As you can see from the image above, all the 5 sections carry equal weightage of 1 mark for each correct answer.Also you have just 2 hour & 20 minutes to answer 200 questions.


There are cutoff scores on each paper & also on your total marks, which will be revealed by IBPS only after the results are announced.


Here are some last minute tips for you to help crack IBPS PO mains 2016:

  • Negative mark of 0.25 will be reduced for each wrong answer.So think twice before answering an unknown question.No mark will be reduced if you don’t answer it.
  • Focus on getting as many answers correct instead of attending all questions.
  • Avoid wasting time in thinking.If you have a doubt in answers, move on to the next question.

Sectional Time Limit: Since each section already has a pre-specified time, it is not

time management in bank exams

necessary for candidates to allot time.


The section you need to answer first, automatically opens up on the screen & once you the time is completed, it move to the next section.


There is no facility to choose the section you want to answer so be careful in managing the time.Don’t spend more than 1.5 - 2 minutes to answer any question.


Attend the exam confidently. Best wishes from BankExamsIndia.com team !!

IBPS SO (Specialist Officers) 2016 Eligibility - Who Can & Cannot Apply [Explained]

The IBPS SO (Specialist Officer) Recruitment Notification 2016 – 2017 is the gateway for candidates with professional degrees to apply for bank jobs.With positions such as IT officer, HR officer, Agriculture officer, Marketing officer to be filled through this selection process, there are different eligibility conditions for each.Hence we are providing the clarifications for some of your frequent doubts on IBPS SO 2016 exams.


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


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


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


Your Doubts about IT Officer Eligibility

Individuals with engineering or technology degree in the following disciplines are eligible to apply for IT Officer (scale I) postition in IBPS SO 2016 recruitment.

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

The course duration of UG course should be 4 years.


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

A: You are not eligible to apply


Q: Should I need experience to apply for IT Officer vacancies?

A: No.Freshers are also eligible


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

A: Yes.


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

A: No.EEE is not mentioned under the list of educational qualifications given in the notification.So applicants with that degree may not eligible.


Q: Can MCA graduates apply for IT Officer?

A: Yes.


Q: I will complete my course in May 2017 / I am in final semester/year.

A: Final year/ semester students are not eligible for IBPS SO recruitment 2016.


Only those candidates who have completed their degree as on December 2, 2016 are alone permitted to apply.


Q: Any books to prepare for IBPS IT officer Professional Knowledge?

A: Professional knowledge is an important paper in IT officer online exam because marks obtained in this section would only be considered for interview selection.


IT Officer Professional Knowledge Exam Guide – Click here to buy online for Rs.125


Computer Certificate Necessary

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

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

If not, then they must hold a certificate or diploma in computer operations or language.


This is an important eligibility condition & hence would be verified at the time of Interview.


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


Your Agriculture Officer Eligibility Doubts

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


4 yr Degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Agro Forestry/ Agri. Engineering/ Pisciculture/ Agri Marketing & Cooperation/ Fishery Science /Co-operation & Banking/ Agro-Forestry/ Forestry/ Agricultural Biotechnology/ Food Science/ Agriculture Business Management/ Food Technology/ Dairy Technology/ Agricultural Engineering


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

A: IBPS is asking for 4 yr course, while B.Sc would be 3 yrs only.So you are not eligible


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

A: If you are an agriculture graduate & possess the necessary eligibility conditions, then you are eligible to apply.Experience is not required.


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

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


Q: Are BE Biotechology graduates eligible to apply for agriculture field officer post?

A: Biotechnology is not mentioned in the list of degrees eligible for IBPS SO (AFO) vacancy.So candidates with biotechnology cannot apply.


Marketing & HR Officer Eligibility Doubts

To apply for Marketing Officer vacancies you need

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

For HR Officer vacancy,

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

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

A: No.


Candidates applying for HR & Marketing vacancies should have studied their PG degrees/ diploma ONLY through regular colleges (2 year course).


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

A: Post graduation degree is compulsory.UG degree alone is not necessary.


Study materials: There are online mock tests for marketing officer exam to help you practice different types of questions.


- IBPS SO (Marketing officer) Online Mock Tests (10 sets) for Rs.599 – Buy online here


Dual Specialization in MBA?

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


Q: I have dual specializations in MBA.There is no major & minor subjects in my degree.Am I eligible?

A: Yes, you are eligible for the posts if any of the specialization is in the prescribed discipline (HR for HR officer/ Marketing for Marketing officer)


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

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


Q: I had Marketing as major & Finance as minor.Am I elgible for Marketing Officer post?

A: Yes, you are eligible.


In case your degree has major/ minor subjects, the major specialization should be either in HR for HR Officer or Marketing for Marketing Officer.Anything apart from are not be eligible.


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

IDBI Bank Executives Recruitment 2016 | NO IBPS Exam Scores!!

idbi-bank-logo,idbi bank executives recruitment 2015,idbi bank recruitment,idbibank.comIDBI Bank (Industrial Development Bank of India) has come up with a recruitment notification of 500 executives for the year 2016-17. Established 40 years ago, with govt. of India as majority shareholder, IDBI Bank now functions as a full service commercial bank headquartered in Mumbai & has network of 970 branches across India.


IDBI bank is part of the IBPS common recruitment process & allots candidates for clerks &  PO posts based on their exam performance.But the bank did not declare any vacancies for the past 2 years for qualifiers of the IBPS PO/Clerk exam .


Now, IDBI Bank is looking to hire candidates on contract for its branches & offices across India for which applicants to have qualified in the IBPS common written test.


Posts & Vacancies:

Executive – 500 posts


This is a contract job of 1 year, which will be extended for 2 more years with monthly salary of Rs.17000 (1yr), 18500 (2nd yr) & 20,000 (3rd yr).


On completion of 3 yrs, executives can apply for Asst.Manager post in IDBI bank.


Dates to Note:

Last date to submit online applications – November 30, 2016

Written test on January 6, 2016


Who are Eligible?

As said earlier,IBPS exam scores are not needed.The other eligibility conditions for this IDBI bank recruitment are,

  • Age: 20 – 25 years as on Oct 1, 2016 (+3 yrs for OBC, +5 for sc/st)
  • 60% marks in degree (55% for SC/ST/PWD) from a recognized university, as on Nov 30, 2016
  • Must have good working knowledge in computers

Those studying in final year/ semester are also eligible to apply but they need to provide proof of passing the graduation on or before 30.11.2016


Selection Process:

The selection process of IDBI bank Executive recruitment 2016 involves an online written test only (objective type) in the following pattern:


idbi bank executives exam pattern


While each correct answer fetches you 1 mark, every wrong answer results in 0.25 negative mark.


Books: If you are looking to appear for this exam, worry not as there are guides available to help you in preparations.


* IDBI Bank Executive Exam Guide for Rs.213 - Buy online now 


Since there is no interview for executive posts, those who are qualifying in the exam shall be directly shortlisted for document verification & medical test.


Candidates can choose from the following test centres - Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bhopal, Bengaluru, Belgaum, Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore, Chennai, Chandigarh, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Kochi, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram, Vijayawada and Vishakhapatnam.


Registration Fees:

Interested applicants have to pay Rs.700 (Gen/OBC) or Rs.150 (SC/ST/PWD) as non-refundable fee between November 16 to 30 only through online mode.

  • After completing the registration form, there is an online payment gateway for you to pay the fees using debit/credit cards/ net banking etc.,
  • Take a print of the e-Receipt generated after you complete the payment

Remember to write down the registration no. & password displayed on the screen as you may need to take a reprint of the online application for reference purposes.


Head to www.idbibank.com, visit ‘careers’ page & fill your details in the online application & hit submit to confirm registration.


More Info

Are you looking to apply for IDBI bank executives recruitment 2016? Download & read the official notification carefully from the bank website here (.pdf)

The online application links will be activated on Nov 16th.