IBPS 2017: Know The Dates For Clerk & PO Exams

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Dear Reader,
As you know, IBPS conducts exams for recruitments in public sector banks. Usually, the organization releases tentative calendar at the start of the year. This gesture is helping youngsters as they can start their preparation in time.

For 2017, the tentative dates have been announced.

The PO exams start on October, and Clerk exams start during November. Time runs faster than you think. Hence it is vital that you start your preparation as fast as possible. Competition is growing year after year. However, a huge number of vacancies are expected which is a big positive.

The exact dates are as follows:

IBPS PO Exam Exam Date
Preliminary Examination 07.10.2017, 08.10.2017, 14.10.2017 & 15.10.2017
Main Examination 26.11.2017
IBPS Clerk Exam Exam Date
Preliminary Examination 02.12.2017, 03.12.2017, 09.12.2017 & 10.12.2017
Main Examination 21.01.2018
IBPS RRB Exam Exam Date
Preliminary Examination Officer Scale I and Office Assistants :
09.09.2017, 10.09.2017, 16.09.2017, 17.09.2017,23.09.2017 & 24.09.2017
Single Examination Officers Scale II & III : 05.11.2017
Main Examination Officer Scale I : 05.11.2017
Office Assistants : 12.11.2017

Looking Back: Like 2016, Will 2017 Be A Great Year For Bank Vacancies?

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Dear Reader,
You know India has one of the largest networks of Banks compared to other countries. Also, the recent years have seen an enormous rise in the number of openings in the banking sector.

The last year (2016) was a great year for bank job aspirants. Exams have been held for as much as 68,000+ vacancies. ( Main exams are yet to be conducted for few exams.)

Will 2017 be as Good as 2016?

According to media and many experts, 2017 is also going to be a great year for banking sector for 2 reasons:

  1. Vacancies trend do not change much on a yearly basis.
  2. A Huge push by the government to bring all of rural India into banking. Hence, there will be a huge requirement for the number of bank staff.

Hence, if you are aspiring for bank jobs in 2017, you have every reason to be happy! More vacancies mean less competition in exams!

Looking back, below is a list of exams there were held in the last year 2016. This list should give you an indicative idea of the number of vacancies you can expect this year, 2017.

Posts No. of vacancies
SBI Clerk 13734
SBI PO 2200
IBPS Clerk 19243
IBPS PO 8822
IBPS SO officer 4122
IBPS RRB 16560
RBI Assistant Post 610
Bank of Baroda SO 1039
IDBI Bank Assistant Manager 1000
Indian Bank PO 324
South Indian Bank 5
SBI SO 579

Now, that you have seen the list for 2016, you should have got a feel of the gigantic number of vacancies you can expect this year, 2017. Hence, prepare fast and do well in your exams.

Indian Bank has Released Notification for 324 Probationary Officer Posts

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Indian Bank has released notification for 324 Probationary Officer Posts. Candidates who have completed Graduation Degree with minimum qualifying marks can apply online for this recruitment. The online application from 6th December to 22nd December 2016.

Indian Bank is an Indian state-owned banking and financial services organization established in 1907. Its headquarters is located at Chennai in India.

Many youngsters look forward to get jobs in banking sector. Various banks have already announced recruitment for different openings for this year. Now Indian Bank has announced Probationary Officer Exam. Online exam (Preliminary) will be conducted in 22nd January 2017.

For detailed eligibility criteria, various reservations and other information, you have to check the official website of Indian Bank.

All the very best for your exams.

IDBI Bank Recruitment 2016: Know About 1000 Asst. Manager Openings

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Dear Reader, you know that many youngsters are looking forward to getting jobs in the banking sector. Already you may be preparing for upcoming bank exams for various posts like PO, Clerk, Specialist Officer, etc., in different banks. And now, IDBI Bank has released notification for 1000 Assistant Manager Posts.

IDBI is a government-owned bank, formerly known as Industrial Development Bank of India. It is headquartered at Mumbai, India.

Interested Candidates who have completed Graduation Degree with minimum qualifying marks can apply online from 25th November to 9th December 2016. The tentative date of Online Examination is 3rd February 2017.

For detailed eligibility criteria, qualification & other information, you have to check the official website of IDBI.

All the best for the exam.

Bank of Baroda SO Recruitment 2016: 1089 Openings

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Bank of Baroda has released notification for 1039 Specialist Officer Posts. Candidates who have completed Post Graduation Degree with minimum qualifying marks can apply online for this recruitment. The online application from 9th November to 29th November 2016.

Bank of Baroda is an Indian state-owned banking and financial services organization. Its headquarters is located at Vadodara in Gujarat.

Many youngsters look forward to get jobs in banking sector. IBPS has already announced recruitment for Specialist Officer Openings for this year. And now Bank of Baroda (BOB) has announced Specialist Officer Exam under various disciplines.

Below table makes you to know post details:

Name of the Posts Total Number of Vacancies
Credit Analysts (Chartered Accountants) 40 Posts
Finance / Credit II 235 Posts
Finance / Credit III 205 Posts
Trade Finance 100 Posts
Treasury – Product Sales II 20 Posts
Treasury – Dealers/ Traders – II 05 Posts
Treasury – Relationship Managers (Forex/Derivatives) 3 Posts
Treasury – Equity Analyst 01 Post
Risk Management 10 Posts
Agriculture product specialist – Gold Loan 01 Post
Agriculture product specialist – Warehouse Receipt 01 Post
Agriculture product specialist – Food & Agro Processing 01 Post
Agriculture product specialist – High Tech Agri Projects 01 Post
Agriculture product specialist – Farm mechanization 01 Post
Marketing 200 Posts
Planning-I 57 Posts
Planning-I 11 Posts
Economists II 04 Posts
Economist IV 01 Post
Law 17 Posts
IT – Software Development 05 Posts
IT – Data Scientist 02 Posts
IT – Software Testing 01 Post
IT – Database Management 02 Posts
IT – Data Analyst 09 Posts
IT security (CISA) 03 Posts
HRM-II 25 Posts
HRM-III 15 Posts
Security 32 Posts
Fire 09 Posts
Electrical engineers 02 Posts
Civil engineers / Architects 08 Posts
Official Language (Hindi) 12 Posts

For more details, visit the BOB official website.

All the best for your exam.

IBPS SO Recruitment 2016-17: Massive 4122 Openings

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Dear Reader, being a bank job aspirant, you will be preparing for upcoming exams like IBPS RRB, IBPS clerk openings, etc. Now IBPS has released notification for Specialist Officer cadre posts for a total of 4122 openings.

Nowadays, many youngsters look forward to bank jobs because of the job security. Candidates are recruited in various banks based on the requirement. As you know, candidates are regularly recruited into banks through IBPS and SBI.

Already IBPS has announced/conducted exams for PO and Clerks openings for this year. And now IBPS has announced Specialist Officer Exam for various posts. Below table will help you know the vacancies under diferent categories.

Name of the Posts Total No., of Vacancies
I.T Officer (Scale – I) 335
Law Officer (Scale – I) 115
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale – I) 65
HR / Personal Officer (Scale – I) 81
Agricultural Officer (Scale – I) 2580
Marketing Officers (Scale – I) 946

Now you should be clear about the number & type of openings. Let us see in depth about exam syllabus.

Four topics you should prepare for IBPS SO exam are English, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and Professional Knowledge. Except Professional Knowledge, all the remaining 3 topics are same as that of PO and Clerk exams. So that preparing for IBPS SO exam is very easy. For Law Officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari, General Awareness test is included instead of Quantitative Aptitude.

Many of you would have written PO exam and will also be currently preparing for clerk exam. Now, here is another opportunity in IBPS SO. So continue your hard work and prepare well.

Candidates can apply from 16th November to 2nd December 2016 on the official IBPS website. Tentative Date for Online examination is on 28th & 29th January 2017. For more details, visit the IBPS official website.

All the best for your exam.

RBI has Released Notification for 610 Assistant Posts

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RBI has released notification for 610 Assistant Posts. The positions will be filled at various offices across India. The application date range is from 07-11-2016 to 28-11-2016. The prelims will be held on 23rd and 24th December of this year 2016. The main examination will be on Jan 2017.

Just like IBPS PO and Clerk exams, the three sections in the test will be English, Reasoning, and Numerical ability. Hence, if you are already preparing for other bank exams, preparing for RBI exam should be easy.

As you know, RBI is the central Bank of the country (regulating the entire banking system). Hence working in such a reputed institution should be a great honour. Hence, work hard and give your best in the exams.

For detailed eligibility criteria, various reservations and other information, you have to check the official website of RBI.

All the very best for your exams.

Karur Vysya Bank Clerk Recruitment 2016-17

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Dear Reader, being a bank job aspirant, you are already preparing for upcoming bank exams like IBPS RRB, IBPS clerk openings, etc. Now Karur Vysya Bank has announced Clerk Openings for this financial year.

Karur Vysys Bank (KVB) is one of the private-sector banks in India, headquartered in karur, Tamil Nadu.

KVB Clerk recruitment is another great opportunity for bank job placement. Candidates can apply from 9th November – 21st November 2016. Online exam will be conducted in January or February 2017.

For more details you can visit the KVB official website.

All the best for your exam.

6 Common Mistakes to Avoid in IBPS PO & Clerk

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Dear Reader, You know that IBPS PO & Clerk Prelims exam are coming up in few months time. Most of you would have been preparing rigorously for those important exams.

Many youngsters would have recently appeared for SBI PO. Most of the candidates who appeared for SBI PO may be attending IBPS PO and Clerk as well.

In this article, we are here to discuss regular mistakes committed by even brilliant candidates. You should know about these and rectify before your next exam.

Improper Time Management:

Time management is vital in getting through the prelims & mains. Many candidates do not create a time management strategy for the exam.
Some candidates waste a lot of time on questions which are not familiar to them. Some may even struggle in choosing the right order of questions. This problem is the result of not having adequate practice.

Now let us see how to rectify this problem.

Many successful candidates can complete a question within a minute (at least on average). Therefore, you should plan how much time to allocate to each section (and each type of question) based on your strength and weakness. Strength and weakness are different for every individual. You should practice as much as mock tests as possible. For every practice test, you will see your time managing skills improving.

Getting struck in one section:

You may be skilled in one section. You may develop a strong liking for that section spend most of the preparation time on that section. However, this may affect your performance in weaker sections. Hence, you must give an equal importance (if not equal, at least adequate importance) to all sections. This approach will allow you to secure both the sectional cut-off and the overall cut-off.

Not using Formulas (and Shortcuts):

You may use lengthy methods to solve questions in your exam. To overcome this, you should remember as many formulas as possible. If you are weak in memorizing formulas, you don’t have to worry. Continuous practice will help you remember formulas.

You may also remember few handy shortcuts. There are arguments for and against shortcuts. But the basic rule is, learn shortcuts only after learning the concepts.

Even after learning formulas, if you find a question that will take time (but solvable), you can postpone it to the end.

Question Selection:

Many candidates commit a mistake of selecting difficult, lengthy and time-consuming questions at first. You must be very clear here. Have the confidence to identify and solve easiest questions at first. Therefore, you can solve lengthy and time-consuming questions towards the end.

Note: A problem that is easy for you may not be easy for the others. You should judge a question only based on your own individual strengths. Don’t go by public perception of easy or hard questions. Have your own plan.

You also should remember that if you attend lengthy questions in between, you may lose your flow and concentration. You may therefore not have enough time to solve other questions however easy they may be.

Lack of Practice:

Many candidates don’t cross the winning line due to lack of practice. To rectify this, you must start preparation in time. You have to attend an adequate number of (online) mock tests before the exam.

Guess Work:

If you have the practice of guessing answers without solving, most probably it will harm you rather than benefiting. Negative marking has been brought into effect only to discourage pure guess work.

You must remember 15 useful schemes launched by banks

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Dear Reader, here is a list of 15 schemes launched by banks in 2015. This list will help you in your preparation for banking awareness section. (At the end, you will find a short practice test with five questions.)

  1. Asha Home Loan – AXIS Bank
  2. Boutique Financing Scheme – SBI
  3. Branch on wheel – ICICI Bank in Odisha
  4. Composite Index – SBI
  5. DDA Housing scheme 2014 – HDFC Bank
  6. Digital village project in Akodara village of Gujarat – ICICI Bank
  7. eforex – SBI
  8. e-KYC – SBI
  9. Facebook-based funds transfer platform “Kay Pay” – Kotak Mahindra Bank
  10. India’s First credit card exclusively for Golf Lovers – RBL Bank
  11. Maha Millionarie, Maha Lakhpati – Bank of Maharashtra
  12. ‘Saral – Rural Housing Loan’ Scheme – ICICI Bank
  13. Student Travel Card – SBI
  14. Tap-n-Pay payment service – ICICI Bank
  15. Youth for India – SBI

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