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Most Useful Tips to Crack SBI Clerk Exam

Candidates are all set to go for SBI Clerk Exam 2016 these days. SBI Preliminary Exam 2016 is being conducted online from 22nd May, 2016 till 6th June, 2016. Aspiring students need to qualify this level so that they are called for the SBI Main 2016 Exam that will be conducted online on 30th June, 2016 at various centers.

Here are the most important Tips to crack SBI Clerk Exam 2016

SBI Clerk Exam Sections based tips

  • SBI Clerk Exam 2016 English section tests your English skills and grammar. You must practice comprehensions and unseen passages through free online mock tests for SBI Clerk and sample papers for SBI Clerk Exam 2016. You must work on your vocabulary and writing skills as well.

  • SBI Clerk Exam 2016 reasoning section demands a lot of tricks and shortcuts so that you hit questions correctly in the first time. Learn all the best methods, techniques and concepts to save your time.

  • SBI Clerk Exam 2016 numerical ability section tests all the basic mathematical concepts. You must grab mathematical books from 8th to 10th and start practicing topics consistently.

  • SBI Clerk Exam 2016 GK section need you to be well aware of all the current and important scenarios going nationally and internationally. You must keep your knowledge base updated with the banking domain as well.

  • SBI Clerk Exam 2016 Computer awareness section is all about basic knowledge of computers. Learn basic concepts and commonly asked definitions.

  • SBI interview round checks your confidence, personality and skills. It is necessary to stay prepared and keep calm throughout it.

It is very important to revise your SBI Clerk Exam strategy and time management plan that you will follow at each and every level of this exam.

In short, make sure that the following tips and strategies are followed to crack SBI Clerk 2016 exam in one go:

  • Sharpen yourself in Data Interpretation & Data Analysis.

  • Have a good and fast Calculation Speed.

  • Make sure that your reading English capability is well polished. This is required for finding the grammatical mistakes and completing Para jumbles, vocabulary, fill in the blanks and comprehension section.

  • For reasoning section, move ahead with utmost confidence. For this purpose, you’ll have to polish Data Sufficiency, Logical Reasoning and Syllogism.

  • GK & Current Affairs is the huge and endless section. Have the nose and eyes for important events around you. Make sure you are sticking to good websites that has the important exam point of view GK & Current affairs update daily.

Good luck to all SBI CLERK 2016 Exam aspirants !!!

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Keep calm and sail through, if you wish to qualify the IBPS Clerk 2016 exam. If you have been preparing for your exam with all honestly and religiously, but are nervous at the final show time, this article will surely help you get over your exam fever. These are your quick preparation tips for IBPS Clerk 2016. By now, you would have prepared more or less the entire syllabus. It would just be a little here and a little there scenario now, right? Have a look at these quick preparation tips for your exam and get filled with confidence.

Time Management: Which section to appear first?

Attempt the sections which are your strong point. Leave the time taking sections for later stage. But, make sure that you decide about it before starting the exam.

There are a total of 50 questions carrying one mark each in every section. Target not more than 30-40 minutes for your strong section. You can be even faster than this. This will give you more time in your weaker sections.

Accuracy: How to avoid negative marking in IBPS Clerk 2016 exam?

Accuracy is all that matters for qualifying IBPS Clerk 2016 exam. You all know that there is a negative marking scheme of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. The best thing in such a scenario is, when in doubt, leave. Remember, correct answers value more. If you can correctly answer 20-25 questions in General Awareness section, you can also get some grace marks. So, make sure that you first complete the questions which you are 100% sure. Then go to second-most confident questions.

Focusing on the main topics for the last minute IBPS Clerk 2016 exam

Look at these topics, which should be your focus areas in the last minute preparation-

  • Reasoning- Seating arrangements, Placements and puzzles, syllogisms and deductive reasoning

  • Quantitative- Squares & square roots, cubes & cube roots, ratio-proportion, profit and loss, Compound Interest & Simple Interest

  • Computers- Just go through your notes and important points

  • General Awareness- Remain banking-centric and have an eye for important policies and programmes

  • English- Grammar, Basic language and Comprehension

Overall, all you need to do is relax, after you have prepared well. Just be confident to qualify IBPS Clerk 2016 exam

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BoI recruitment 2016: Apply online for 517 posts

Candidates can apply through the official website before June 14.

Eligible candidates will be selected on the basis of a written exam conducted online followed by an interview round.

Job details:

Post : Manager
Number of Vacancies : 200
Expected salary : Rs.31705 to 45950/-
Post : Credit Officer
Number of Vacancies : 217
Expected salary : Rs.23700 to 42020/-
Post : Senior Manager
Number of Vacancies : 100
Expected salary : Rs.42020 to 51490/-
Age limit as on April 1, 2016:
Manager : 28 – 35 years
Credit Officers : 21 – 30 years
Senior Manager : 30 – 38 years

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Dena Bank recruitment 2016: Apply for 48 jobs

The selection process is mostly likely to include a written exam followed by an interview round for the shortlisted candidates.

Registrations will open from June 10. The last date to apply is June 24. The exam is most likely to be conducted on July 23, 2016. This exam is date is only for the posts of Manager (Model Development & Validation under Basel), Manager (Operation Risk Management), Manager (Market Risk Management) and Manager (CA/ICWA). Interested candidates can apply online at the official website of the bank, 

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Preparation strategy for SBI clerk mains 2016 exam

The State Bank of India conducts the SBI clerk examination every year for recruitment in the clerical division. It is a very prestigious examination for those aiming to enter the banking sector. With thousands of aspirants appearing every year, it is necessary to be well prepared for this examination. This article will provide the candidates appearing this year with the necessary information regarding the Preparation strategy for SBI clerk mains 2016 exam.

Examination Pattern

The candidates who have qualified the preliminary examination will have to appear for the Online Mains examination. The performance in this main examination will decide the final list of candidates eligible for the interview round. The mains exam has 4 sections as follows:


Total Marks

Total questions

English Language



Quantitative Aptitude



Financial or General Awareness



Reasoning and Computer Aptitude






Preparation strategy

With the date of examination nearing, it is essential for the candidates to be fully prepared. Time management is a skill which will help you in attempting maximum questions in due time. Also, practicing mock sample test papers make you aware of the examination pattern and enhance your accuracy and efficiency. The tips for preparation of the individual sections are as follows:

  • English Language: Read newspapers like The Hindu, Economic Times and editorial columns in newspapers to enhance your command over the English language. Error spotting, Sentence Rearrangement, Fill in the Blanks, Sentence Correction and Comprehension are some important topics in this section.
  • Quantitative Aptitude: This is a scoring section, provided you have practiced adequately. Focus on topics like Decimal and Fractions, Profit and Loss, Frequency Polygon, Number series, Simple and Compound Interest, Time and Distance, Averages, Bar-diagram etc.
  • Financial or General Awareness: This section mainly includes questions on the current affairs. Candidates are advised to read newspapers and general knowledge magazines regularly to score well in this section.
  • Reasoning: This is the most scoring section and practice is the key to handle this section effectively. Venn diagrams, Coding and Decoding, Seating arrangement, puzzles and Statement and Conclusion type of questions are the most important topics for this section.

Little time is left for the examination and the candidates must devote this crucial time to practice as much as possible. Stay calm and take good care of your health.

All the best!

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IBPS CLERK 2016 Selection Procedure

IBPS Clerk is one of the most awaited examinations of 2016. It offers recruitment for the Clerical post in different participating banks. IBPS CLERK 2016 Selection Procedure is the detailed process through which, final recruitment of the qualified candidates is done. The selection takes place through multiple stages and a candidate should qualify each stage for getting a job in one of the participating banks.

There are three main stages for IBPS CLERK 2016 Selection Procedure, which are- Preliminary exam, Main exam or common written examination (CWE- used for both Prelim & Main), followed by interview round and document verification.

Check out all the updates of IBPS Clerk Selection Procedure 2016 on this page.

Stage I- IBPS Clerk Selection Procedure 2016 – Clear Preliminary Examination

The candidates need to clear the prelim exam, first of all. This is your first hurdle in the process of making it to the clerical division of a participating bank. The exam pattern is-

  • 100 questions= 100 marks

  • Time Duration= 01 hour

Stage II- IBPS Clerk Selection Procedure 2016 – Clear Main Examination

After a candidate has cleared the prelim exam, the next stage involves Main exam. This is a bit tedious stage. That is why; the aspirants should have a complete preparation for this. The exam pattern is-

  • 200 questions= 200 marks

  • 5 sections= Reasoning, English Language, Numerical Ability, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge

  • Each section= 40 questions of 1 marks each

  • Negative marking for every wrong answer= 0.25 marks

  • Time Duration= 02 hours

Stage III- IBPS Clerk Selection Procedure 2016 – Final Interview Round and Document Verification

  • The successful candidates shall be called for interview round.

  • Screening will be done for responsiveness in given circumstances and vocal skills.

Documents required for verification include-

  • Printout of Valid Calls Letter

  • Valid Online Application form

  • Date of Birth Proof

  • Photo Identity Proof

  • Graduation Mark sheet

  • If applied for reservation Caste Certificate

  • Medical Certificate for Physically Disability candidates

  • Experience Certificates

  • NOC from department (applicable for those candidates who are pursuing any Government Jobs / Public Sector Undertaking job)

Preparation of the merit list and call for provisional Allotment Process

After this, the merit list is prepared and released by IBPS. This IBPS Clerk Exam Merit List 2016 list is prepared on the basis of performance of candidates in Written Main examination and interview round. The shortlisted IBPS Clerk exam 2016 candidates, on the basis of merit list shall be then, called for provisional Allotment Process.

Check the Full Notification of IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 by checking the IBPS Official website or by going through our website.

How to get PO jobs in Banks

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SBI Clerk Result 2016 Exam Date Pre/Mains Call Letter

State Bank of India is one of the renowned banks in our country that is known for recruiting candidates in huge numbers every year though two crucial online examinations, SBI Clerk Exam and SBI PO Exam.

SBI recently conducted clerk preliminary online examination 2016 on various dates like 22nd May, 28th May and 29th May. The rest remaining two slots will be conducted on 4th June, 2016 and 5th June, 2016.

SBI Clerk Exam 2016 Tentative Schedule

Here are the complete details on SBI Clerk Exam 2016 Exam dates which must be kept in mind if you are aiming for this bank.

Activity by SBI

Important Dates

Online registration through SBI’s official website

5th April, 2016 to 28th April, 2016

Pre-Exam training

5th May, 2016

Download Preliminary Examination Hall ticket

11th May, 2016

SBI Clerk Preliminary Examination 2016

22nd May, 28th May, 29th May, 2016

4th June, 2016 and 5th June, 2016

Download Main Examination Hall ticket

17th June, 2016

SBI Clerk Main Examination 2016

30th June, 2016

Interview and Language Test

In the month of July*

*The exact date for this exam is yet to be announced by State Bank of India *

SBI Clerk 2016 Preliminary Exam Result

The SBI clerk Prelim 2016 exam was conducted on 22 May 2016. Aspiring candidates who appeared for the exam are very eager to know about the SBI clerk Prelim 2016 exam results so that they can know whether they make it up to the SBI clerk Mains 2016 exam phase or not.

SBI Clerk 2016 Exam Result

Final Result of SBI Preliminary Examination 2016

In the month of June*

*The exact date for this exam is yet to be announced by State Bank of India *

Final Result of SBI Clerk Main Examination 2016

In the month of September*

*The exact date for this exam is yet to be announced by State Bank of India *

How to download SBI Clerk Preliminary /Mains Exam 2016 Call Letter?

The only way to download your call letter for the SBI Clerk Preliminary /Mains Exam 2016 is through the official website of SBI. You can go through this link as well:

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 South Indian Bank PO Recruitment

The South Indian Bank (SIB) had issued a notification inviting applications from Indian nationals for filling up vacancies of Probationary Legal Officer (Scale I). The interested candidates, satisfying all criteria of eligibility can apply ON-LINE through the bank’s official website from 1st June to 7th June 2016. This article will provide you the necessary details regarding South Indian Bank PO Recruitment.

Vacancy Details

Name of the Posts: Probationary Legal Officer 
Total no. of vacancies: 07
Probation Period: The period of probation is 2 years and the confirmation will be subject to satisfactory performance during probation.

Important Dates

The important dates for the recruitment process are as follows:

Online registration – opening from


Online registration – closure on


Last date for remitting application fee at any branch of South Indian Bank


Eligibility Criteria

Minimum Educational Qualification:

  • LLB (from recognized university under 5/3 regular course)

  • Minimum 60% in X/SSLC, XII/HSC

  • Aggregate of 60 % in LLB (all semesters put together)

Age limit:

  • Not more than 28 years as on 31.03.2016

  • Upper age limit will be relaxed by five years in the case of SC/ST candidates

Work Experience:

  • Work experience is desirable.

  • Candidates with experience at Bar or other Banks/FIs as Legal Officers will be given preference.

Selection Procedure

  • Initial short listing of applications will be done by the Bank and the call letter for Written Test and PI for the shortlisted candidates can be downloaded from the official website.

  • Written Test and Personal Interview.


  • IBA approved pay scale of Rs. 23700– 980/7 – 30560- 1145/2 – 32850- 1310/7 - 42020 plus DA, HRA & other allowances.

  • Eligible for performance linked incentive applicable to Scale I officers as per the scheme in vogue.

Application Procedure

Application Fee: The application fee is Rs. 600/- for general candidates and Rs. 150/- for SC/ST candidates and can be remitted at any SIB branch.

How to apply: Subject to the fulfillment of the eligibility criteria, the candidates can apply online through the bank’s official website from 01.06.2016 to 07.06.2016.

The interested candidates are advised to fill in the application forms at the earliest.

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Tips and strategy to crack SBI clerk prelims 2016 exam

SBI aka State Bank of India is one of the phenomenal public banking sector all over the India. Amongst all the government public sectors, it is one of the largest banking sectors. Lakhs of aspirants who are seeking for jobs follow this bank religiously. This year SBI has once again given an opportunity to the candidates to apply for the post of SBI Clerk. The notification for 2016 exam has been released. There are almost 13734 posts that are available for the aspirants. In order to crack the SBI Clerk Prelims 2016 Exam, one needs to create and follow the strategies so that they can easily clear this exam.


A candidate will have to undergo three steps in order to start their association with SBI. This 3-tier recruitment process has three rounds.
1. Prelim Exam
2. Main Exam
3. Interview
This article will mainly focus on the SBI Clerk Prelim Exam. 

In order to clear the Prelim exam successfully, it is important that the candidate is well versed with the Exam’s syllabus, like how many sections are there, how many questions are present and what all topics are covered in each section.


This exam is a 60 minute (1 hour) exam and in that 1 hour one will have to solve in total 100 questions. In order to score gracious marks in each section, the candidate will have to attempt maximum number of questions so that the cut off criteria can be met. The cut off is decided by SBI itself.






English Language



60 minutes (1 hour)




Quantitative Aptitude



Now, what section should be attempted first? 

Plan in such a manner that you are aware of your strengths and weaknesses

  • Initiate with the section in which you are very confident
  • If you are confident in Reasoning section or English language section, start with that particular section first. This way your confidence will boost up in the exam.

Now, sections wise let’s have a look on what all topics you should focus upon and this detailed list will definitely help in cracking the exam and scoring well.


The level of the English Exam is easy. There are so many candidates who think that they are weak in communications and English language. But, for this exam the 20 questions that appear are comparatively very easy. If you start practicing the below listed topics on a daily basis then it would be much easier for you to crack the exam. Following the below mentioned strategy, start answering the topics in ascending manner


Fill in the Blanks

Cloze Test

Spotting the Error

Sentence Improvement


Reading Comprehension

Note: In the 2016 Prelims Exam, it is being said that the story based reading comprehension will also be asked


This is one of the most scoring sections. The level of this exam is also easy. In this section, you get an opportunity to answer maximum number of questions. One thing that needs to be taken care of here is that the candidates don’t end up spending their time on the lengthy questions. Attempt the topics in the following order





Miscellaneous Questions

Linear Arrangement

Circular Seating Arrangement


Important note: It is advised that the candidates do not end up wasting their precious time by starting with the puzzle questions nor circular seating arrangement questions.


This section is a very scoring one but then at the same time, it involves a lot of calculations. Here also it is advised that the lengthy questions are attempted in the end. The order is as follows:


Data Interpretation


Number Series

Miscellaneous Questions (Average, Time and Work, Profit and Loss)


The below table involves the number of accurate attempts that you should give to each section and it also involves the time that should be dedicated for each section.






Reasoning Ability


20 minutes


English Language


15 minutes


Quantitative Aptitude


25 minutes


The above mentioned time management and attempts might make you feel nervous, but the below mentioned study plan will help you in preparing for all the topics in a well-mannered way.


Expected number of Questions


Expected number of Questions


Expected number of Questions


Week 1

Number Series, Simplification

(12-14 hours per week)

Analytical Reasoning

(includes seating arrangement)

(14-16 hours per week)

Reading Comprehension


(8-10 hours per week)

Week 2


(Simple, Compound Interest, Speed, Distance, Time and Work, Percentages)

(12-15 hours per week)

Coding-Decoding Inequalities

(10-12 hours per week)

Grammar and Correct Usage

(8-10 hours per week)

Week 3

Data Interpretation

(10-12 hours per week)

Syllogism, Blood Relation, Direction Sense

(10-12 hours per week)

Parajumbles, Cloze test

(6-8 hours per week)

Week 4

Geometry and Mensuration

(7-8 hours per week)

Approximately 10 Mock tests that too full length plus Analysis

(16-20 hours)

Week 5

Approximately 12 Full Length Mock tests+Analysis

The marks pattern of 2016 Exam for each section is as follows:

Number of Questions


Total marks


Marks per correct answer


Negative marking for incorrect answer



The vital dates of this exam are mentioned below:



Online registration of application Starts

April 5, 2016

Online registration of application ends

April 5, 2016

Last date for editing of application

April 5, 2016

Last date for printing of application

May 10, 2016

Last date of Online Fee Payment

April 28, 2016

Last date of Offline Fee Payment

April 28, 2016

Admit Card of Preliminary Exam

May 11, 2016

Online Preliminary Exam

May 22 to June 6, 2016

Result of Preliminary Exam

June, 2016

Admit Card of Main Exam

June 17, 2016 (tentatively)

Online Main Exam

June, 2016

Result of Main Exam

July, 2016

Admit Card for pre-exam training

May 6, 2016 onwards

According to the above dates, some quick tips and strategies that would be beneficial for the candidates are:

  • Manage Time accordingly for each section

As described in detail above, time management is a supreme factor in this exam. It is suggested that the candidates attempt maximum number of questions so that they score a nice cut off. If once a good cut off is achieved then there is surely a seat reserved for you for this post

  • Online mock exams

Like any other exam, this exam also requires a regular practice. Before the exams, the candidates should start giving online mock tests on a regular basis. The score achieved through the online mock exams will give you a clear picture of where exactly you stand at that particular moment. Also, you will get to know what all questions appear in the exam, their style and their pattern. The third advantage of giving these online exams is that, they will help you in managing the time for each section accurately

  • Reading newspapers

In general also, reading newspapers is a good habit and if you follow this routine before the SBI Clerk exams, then it will be extra beneficial. The General Knowledge questions although appear in the main exam but still it is important to read the newspapers on a regular basis.

  • Study Regularly

It is necessary that the aspirants study for at least 6 to 10 hours for a day. Practice questions from each topic on a regular basis. The regular studies will make your concepts clear and will give you a path to clear the exam in a successful manner

Some special tips for the quantitative section as that section is a complex one. The following tips might help you in saving your time and relieving stress

  • The topics that have direct formulas, practice them on a regular basis. The direct formulas will give you direct results.

Topics like SI, CI and Partnerships have direct formulas

  • Vedic Mathematics and various other shortcut tricks like finding cube, multiplication or division can be used

  • The questions in which you are not confident, do not end up wasting time in solving them or even going through them once

  • It will be great if you can solve the caselets. The caselets will help you score 5 marks directly

  • The other sections that are Logical Reasoning and English language, solve these sections in the fastest possible manner and then switch to the quantitative section and give your hundred percent there

It is not a tedious task to clear the Prelim exam, all that you need to do is focus on the important topics in each section and manage your time accordingly. Practice regularly and appear for the exam will full confidence.

For further information regarding the SBI Clerk Prelims 2016 Exam, you can easily login to and get all the required details.

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SBI SO Recruitment Notifications 2016

State Bank of India has announced recruitment for SBI Specialist Officers positions on contract basis. The only mode via which you can apply is through Bank’s official website or you can follow this article for the important information on SBI SO Recruitment and links.
There are total 19 positions available under this drive.

Registration for the Recruitment of Officers in Specialized Positions for Project Lotus in State Bank of India has started from today.

Important Events


Commencement of on-line registration of application and

Online Fee Payment

02/06/2016 till 14/06/2016

Last date for printing your application


Last date of receipt of application along with enclosures at CRPD, Mumbai


Exact date for the examination is yet to be released by the Bank.

What are the available positions, age, educational qualifications and work experience required for the SBI SO?


Age (As on 01.03.2016)

Minimum Educational Qualification as on 01.03.2016

Experience as on 01.03.2016

Acquisition Relationship Managers

Min: 22 Years

Max: 35 Years

Graduate from Government recognized University or Institution.

Minimum 2 years of relevant experience.

Relationship Managers

Min: 23 Years

Max: 35 Years

Minimum 3 years of relevant experience.

Relationship Manager (Team Lead)

Min: 25 Years

Max: 40 Years

Minimum 4 years of relevant experience

Zonal Head / Senior RM-Sales (Corporate & SMEs)

Min: 30 Years

Max: 50 Years

Minimum 10 years of relevant experience.

Zonal Head / Senior RM-Sales (Retail HNI)

Minimum 10 years of experience in the Financial services industry.

Risk Officer (Mid-Office)

Min: 25 Years

Max: 40 Years

Minimum 5 years overall financial experience.

Compliance Officer

Minimum 5 years overall experience in Wealth Management.

Customer Relationship Executives

Min: 20 Years

Max: 35 Years

Experience in documentation.

Investment Counsellors

Min: 23 Years

Max: 35 Years

Graduate from Government recognized University with certifications mandated by SEBI.

Minimum 3 years of experience as an Investment advisor/counselor in Wealth Management.

Project Development Manager - Business

Min: 25 Years

Max: 40 Years


Minimum 4 years experience in banking.

Project Development Manager - Technology

MBA/MMS/PGDM/ ME/M. Tech/BE/ B. Tech

Minimum 4 years of relevant experience.

Here is the link through which you can initiate registration for SBI SO position:

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