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7 Reasons to give SBI PO 2016

A PO (Probationary Officer) is a designation held by an Assistant Manager who is on probation. It is considered as a banking career option and a white collar job.

A PO can often be called as Scale 1 Officer, which means that he is in JMG- Scale 1 Officer (Junior Management Grade).

SBI is one of the largest Indian multinational public sector banks. If you want to be in the world of SBI opportunities, here are 7 reasons why you should be a part of SBI PO 2016 and join India’s Only Fortune 500 Bank:-

1. The Banking Giant- SBI are the largest bank and financial services organisation with the asset size of over Rs 20, 00, 000 crores and over 16000 branches across the country. It is larger than any other Indian domestic banks.

2. A Stronger International Presence- The number of international branches of SBI is the highest among any other banks in India.

3. A Prestigious Banking Option- With more than 200 years of legacy, SBI have won accolades and recognition, thereby creating a glorious history. They have been -

  • The winner of several HR Awards for excellence in HR Practices.

  • Awarded one of the best banks globally.

  • Recognized as a top brand in India. 

​4. A Pioneer of Change - SBI are the leaders to use technological innovation and revolutionize the Indian Banking system. Mobile applications such as SBI Buddy and sbiINTOUCH have been introduced by SBI to provide quicker and efficient services. Moreover there have been Tie-ups of SBI with e-commerce brands like Flipkart and Snapdeal. All these are leading to more and more job opportunities and proving to be the best career options for the young India.

5. Best Career Path- SBI provide numerous opportunities for the growth of their employees. The meritorious and brilliant employees get opportunities to enter into the Top Grades through the alluring promotion policies that the bank provides. There are many present top executives who occupy positions of Managing Directors and joined as Probationary Officers in SBI.

Promotion channel of SBI is as under:

  • Probationary Officer (Assistant Manager, JMGS I)

  • Deputy Manager (MMGS II)

  • Manager (MMGS III)

  • Chief Manager (SMGS IV)

  • AGM (SMGS V)

  • DGM ( TEGS VI)

  • GM (TEGS VII)

6.Compensation –If you are working with the biggest bank, you must definitely enjoy the perks and compensation packages.A Probationary Officer gets a total compensation of Rs 7.55 lacs to Rs 12.93 lacs per annum depending on the place he has been posted at and some other factors. The housing rent is also included in the compensation package.

7. Medical Benefits and Leave Policy-SBI take care of the medical expenses of the employees along with their families. The employee gets 100 % benefit whereas the dependent family enjoys 75% of the medical benefit. The leave policies provided by SBI are very attractive. It includes privilege leave of 33 days and casual leave of 12 days annually. There is a provision of upto 2 years of sabbatical leave for women as well as single men who have aged parents or children.

So don’t spare any effort for the post of SBI PO and go for it with all the zeal and passion!!

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AGM(Computer Secretary) Requirement in Punjab National Bank 2016: Apply before 11 july

Punjab National Bank 2016 invites applications for the post of AGM(Computer Secretary). Last date of online registration is 11 july 2016.

Name of the post: AGM

No. of Post: Not notified

Qualification: Graduation

Age limit: 40 to 45 years

Remuneration: Total Compensation Package (CTC) shall be Rs. 30.00 lacs p.a.(all inclusive). 

Selection process: On the basis of personal interview

Application Fee: For SC/ST Rs. 50/- (Only Postage) For Others Rs.1000/-  

How to Apply: https://www.pnbindia.in/

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Punjab National Bank Recruitment 2016: Invites Applications for the Post of DGM(Economist) | Registration ends on 11 july 2016

Punjab National Bank 2016 invites applications for the Post of DGM(Economist). Candidates can apply before 11 july 2016.

Name of the Post: DGM(Economist)

No. of Post: Not notified

Educational Qualification: PG in Economics

Age Limits: 45 to 50 years

Experience: Minimum 10 years

Remuneration: Total Compensation Package (CTC) shall be Rs. 40.00 lacs p.a.(all inclusive)

Process of Selection: On the basis of personal interview 

Last date of online registration: 11 july 2016

Application Fee: For SC/ST Rs. 50/- (Only Postage) For Others Rs.1000/-  

How to Apply: https://www.pnbindia.in/

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Punjab National Bank 2016: Invites Applications for the Post of Chief Digital Officer | Last date of Application is 11 July

Punjab National Bank 2016 invites applications for the Post of Chief Digital Officer in the rank of General Manager. Candidates can apply before 11 july 2016.

Name of the post: Chief Digital Officer(CDO)

No. of Post: Not notified

Age Limit: 40 to 48 years (As on 01-01-2016)

Educational Qualification: B.E(CS/IT/ECE) or PG in any discipline

Experience: Min. 10 years

Process of Selection: The selection will be made on the basis of personal interview.  

Application Fee: Rs.50(postage charge) for SC/ST and Rs.1000 for Others

How to Apply: https://www.pnbindia.in/

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SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis – July 3, 2016 - Overall Analysis , Slot wise Analysis and Expected cut off for Day 2

State Bank of India has successfully conducted day 2 of the prelims exam for the post of 2200 Probationary Officers.

Some highlights for the Exam pattern followed in the preliminary exam are as follows:

  • The Preliminary examination is an objective type examination where the candidates need to select one correct option out of given four options.

  • The total mark of the exam is 100.

  • For every correct response provided, the candidates would be awarded 1 mark and for every wrong response 0.25 mark will be deducted. However, no mark will be deducted for no response.

  • The test would be conducted online.

  • The total time duration is 60 minutes or 1 hour.

  • There will be sectional cutoffs in each section which the candidates need to clear.

The Exam was conducted in following shifts:

Slot 1 : 9 – 10 AM (Morning Shift)

Slot 2: 11.30 – 12.30 AM (Morning Shift)

Slot 3: 2 – 3 PM (Evening Shift)

Slot 4: 4.30 – 5.30 PM (Evening Shift)

SBI PO Prelims 2016 –Day 2 Analysis

The SBI PO Prelims consist of following sections: English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. The day of the exam is over.

Here we present overall analysis, questions asked in different sections and expected cut off for the exam.

(A) English Language : In this section, a total 30 questions were asked. The question level was moderate.

1.Reading Comprehension – 10 Qs –RC was based on Women

2.Cloze test –5 Qs(Easy)Technology

3.Parajumble – 5 QS(Moderate)

4.Spotting Error –5 Qs (Moderate)

5.Fill in the blanks – 5 Qs(Easy) Double filler

(B) Reasoning Ability : In this section, a total 35 questions were asked. The question level was moderate to tough.

1.Puzzle –5 Qs-(Moderate) 7 people work in 3 differentcompanies& likes

2. Puzzle –5 Qs(Moderate)

3.Linear Puzzle –5 Qs– (Tough) 8 people sitting and facing North South in same line

4.Seating Arrangement (Circular) – 5 Qs (Easy)

5.Puzzle – 5 Qs (Moderate) –  7 people boxes

6.Inequality – 5 Qs (direct)

7.Ranking test –3 Qs(Easy )

8. Blood Relation –2 Qs (Moderate)

There were no questions from syllogism and coding/decoding in SBI PO Prelims July 3 exam.

(C) Quantitative Aptitude: In this section, a total 35 questions were asked. The question level was moderate.

1. Number Series –5 Qs (Moderate)

2. Data Interpretation –2 set (10 Qs)One Bar Grpah DI was easy & Table graph based Data anaysis ( Moderate)

3.Approximation – 5 Qs(Easy)

4. Quadratic Equation – 5 Qs(Easy)

5.Miscellaneous – 10 Qs (Moderate)

Safe Attempts :  If you attempt following questions correctly, you are in a safe zone.

1.English Language : 20 – 22

2.Reasoning Ability : 15 – 20

3.Quantitative Aptitude : 22 – 25

SBI PO Prelims 2016 Expected Cut off marks : Category-wise cut off , Section wise cut off for July 3 Exam

Subject

English Language

Quantitative Aptitude

Reasoning Ability

Overall Objective Test (Out of 100)

General

07 to 9

07 to 9

8 to 11

47 to 52

OBC

05 to 07

05 to 07

06 to 09

41 to 46

SC

04 to 06

04 to 07

05 to 08

36 to 40

ST

04 to 06

04 to 07

05 to 08

23 to 28

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SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis – July 2, 2016 - Overall Analysis , Slot wise Analysis and Expected cut off

State Bank of India has released vacancy for 2200 Probationary Officers for this year. The exam will be conducted in following stages:

  • Stage 1: Preliminary Examination

  • Stage 2: Main Examination

  • Stage 3: Group Discussion and Interview

Important highlights for the Exam pattern followed in the Preliminary exam are as follows:

  • The Preliminary examination is an objective type examination where the candidates need to select one correct option out of given four options.

  • The total mark of the exam is 100.

  • For every correct response provided, the candidates would be awarded 1 mark and for every wrong response 0.25 mark will be deducted. However, no mark will be deducted for no response.

  • The test would be conducted online.

  • The total time duration is 60 minutes or 1 hour.

  • There will be sectional cutoffs in each section which the candidates need to clear.

The SBI PO Prelims 2016 exam dates are July 2, 3, 9 and 10 July. It will be conducted in following shifts/ slots.

Slot 1 : 9 – 10 AM (Morning Shift)

Slot 2: 11.30 – 12.30 AM (Morning Shift)

Slot 3: 2 – 3 PM (Evening Shift)

Slot 4: 4.30 – 5.30 PM (Evening Shift)

SBI PO Prelims 2016 – Day 1 Analysis

The SBI PO Prelims consist of following sections: English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. The day of the exam is over.

Here we present overall analysis, questions asked in different sections and expected cut off for the exam.

​(A) English Language: The overall difficulty was easy to moderate level.

Total no. of questions: 30

1.Reading Comprehension – 10 Qs –RC was based on Women work on various companies

2.Cloze test –5 Qs(Easy)Technology

3.Parajumble – 5 Qs(Moderate) – based on – Insurance

4.Spotting Error –5 Qs (Moderate)

5.Fill in the blanks – 5 Qs(Easy) Double filler

(B)  Reasoning: The overall difficulty was moderate to tough level.

Total no. of questions: 35

1.Puzzle –5 Qs-(Moderate) 7 people work in 3 differentcompanies& likes in different cars

2. Puzzle –5 Qs(Moderate) day based puzzle Monday to Sunday..

3.Linear Puzzle –5 Qs– (Tough)8 people sitting and facing North South in same line

4.Seating Arrangement (Circular) – 5 Qs (Easy) (blood relation) 4 people

5.Puzzle – 5 Qs (Moderate) – 7 people lives in different floor and like different colour boxes.

6.Inequality – 5 Qs (direct)

7.Ranking test (A, B, C have different weights)-3 Qs(Easy )

8. Blood Relation –2 Qs (Moderate)

(C) Quantitative Aptitude: The overall difficulty was moderate level.

Total no. of questions: 35

1. Number Series –5 Qs (Moderate)

2. Data Interpretation –2 set (10 Qs)–One Bar Grpah DI was easy & Table graph based moderate

3.Approximation – 5 Qs(Easy)

4. Quadratic Equation – 5 Qs(Easy)

5.Miscellaneous – 10 Qs (Moderate)

SBI PO Prelims 2016 Expected Cut off marks : Category-wise cut off , Section wise cut off

Subject

English Language

Quantitative Aptitude

Reasoning Ability

Overall Objective Test (Out of 100)

General

07 to 10

07 to 10

10 to 12

48 to 52

OBC

05to 07

05 to 07

06 to 09

42 to 45

SC

04 to 06

04 to 07

05 to 08

38 to 40

ST

04 to 06

04 to 07

05to 08

20 to 25

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A.P. Mahesh Co-Operative Urban Bank Ltd. Invites Applications for the post of Branch Manager, Sub-manager/ Accountant: Apply before 12 july

A leading Multi State Scheduled Co-op.Bank in South India, having a total business turnover of over Rs.2800 crores, with a net work of 42 Branches, invites applications for the following positions.

       Name of the Post        Qualification      Age Limit
Branch Manager PG Below 50 years
Sub Manager PG Below 45 years
Marketing Manager PG Below 45 years
Concurrent Auditor- manager PG Below 55 years

Pay Band: Commensurate with the Qualification & Experience

Closing Date of Application: 12th july 2016

Date of Exam: To be notified later

How to Apply: www.apmaheshbank.com

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Rajkot Nagarik Sahakari Bank Ltd. Requires General Manager- Apply before 18 july

Rajkot Nagarik Sahakari Bank Ltd.(RNSBL) invites applications for the post of General Manager(GM). Candidates Can apply before 18 july 2016.

Name of the Post: General Manager(GM)

No. of Posts: not known

Educational Qualification: Degree in any discipline

Job Location: Rajkot

Age Limit: 35 to 55 years

Date of Exam: Shall be intimated shortly

Opening date of Registration Online: 29 june 2016

Closing date of Registration Online: 18 july 2016

How to Apply: http://rnsbindia.com/

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Canara Bank Announced list of Qualified Candidates for SO recruitment 2016

Canara Bank is an Indian state-owned bank that will recruit suitable candidates for various posts. As and when there is a requirement, the bank will release the notification and conduct the screening process before recruiting the suitable candidates. Earlier, this year the bank has notified the candidates regarding the recruitment of Specialist Officer posts through Institute of Banking Personnel Selection IBPS exam (CWE V) and invited the applicants.

The Canara Bank has prepared the list of candidates for the selection based on the allotment of the candidates made by IBPS and the documents sent by the candidates.The written exam was held in April.

The selected candidates should produce the original documents at the time of joining to prove their eligibility with regard to age, qualification, etc.The candidates who fail to submit the relevant original documents will not be allowed to join the Bank.

Steps to Check Canara Bank SO Result 2016:

  1. Visit the official website of the bank.

  2. Click on the ‘Recruitments’ link

  3. Click on the link ‘IBPS CWE V Specialist Officers- List of Selected Candidates’

  4. The results will be displayed on the screen

  5. Check the result and take a printout for future reference.

To check Canara Bank Results, aspirants can enter their registration number and DOB on the official site. After checking the results, seekers can take a look at Canara Bank SO Merit List and cut off on the official website. There are total 74 vacancies for specialist officers.

You can also get the result here:

http://www.canarabank.com/upload/english/content/CWE-5-SPLST-LIST%20FOR%20WEB.pdf

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SBI PO Prelims time management tips

The State bank of India conducts the SBI PO examination for the recruitment of Probationary Officers. It is one of the most sought after banking jobs in India and with the lakhs of aspirants applying for this examination every year; it is definitely a tough nut to crack. The candidates must thus be fully prepared to tackle this level of competition. Time plays a crucial role in our lives and this examination is no exception to this fact.

The SBI PO Examination is just round the corner and time management is the best weapon that you can use in the arena of this entrance examination. Time is a limited resource and we need to make the best use of it. Time management implies management of an individual’s time effectively so that right amount of time is allocated to the right activity and no time is wasted in futile activities. It can be achieved by allotting time slots to various activities according to their importance.

Time management is the key to succeed in any competitive examination. Utilization of the time in hand is the most essential aspect of preparation. If you manage time effectively, you can devote enough time to all the sections and practice well. Especially in the case of SBI PO Prelims Examination, wherein you have to solve a 100 mark question paper within 60 minutes; time management is the best skill that you can acquire. This article will provide the candidates appearing for this examination with SBI PO Prelims time management tips.

The SBI PO examination is being conducted in three phases:

  • Phase 1 : Preliminary Exam
  • Phase 2 : Mains Exam
  • Phase 3 : GD and interview

The Preliminary Examination is approaching and the candidates must have practiced enough. All that is required now is brushing up of concepts and time management skills. Read this article to gather time utilization tips and tricks so as to increase your chances of cracking this entrance test.

Examination Pattern

The Preliminary Examination consists of three sections including English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning Ability with a total of 100 marks. The duration of examination is 1 hour (60 minutes). The detailed pattern is shown as follows:

Section

No. of questions

Maximum Marks

Time duration

English Language

30

30

1 hour

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

Reasoning Ability

35

35

Total

100

100

Time management tips

The candidates need to qualify all three sections in the preliminary examination to be able to move to the next level. It is thus essential to have a good strategy for attempting the paper. The candidates are advised to start with the section they are most confident about. Start with the English Section if you are confident of your English Language Skills or start with reasoning if you think you can score well in it. When you begin with the questions you are confident of solving correctly, it boosts your confidence further and gives you a good start. Solve the toughest section at the last. Banking entrances are all about speed and accuracy and with efficient time utilization; you can attempt maximum number of questions correctly.

Time management is not only essential during the exam but also while preparing for it. Devoting essential time to your weak areas and regular and sincere practice helps you prepare efficiently. It is also essential to keep in touch with all topics and revise them daily. All this can be achieved only by proper division of time. Some important points to be kept in mind while dividing your time for preparation are as follows:

  • The Reasoning section requires a lot of practice and with enough practice; one can score well in this section.
  • Grammar cannot be learnt in one day. You need to revise and practice daily to tackle questions related to Grammar in the English language section.
  • Vocabulary can be improved by making a list of the frequently used words and phrases.
  • Do not waste time deriving formulae in the exam hall. Instead, memorize them beforehand.

The details of tackling each section effectively are as follows:

English Language

Suggested time to be spent on this section: 15 minutes

This section will test the basic understanding and language skills of the candidate. Questions will be asked from Vocabulary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms and phrases, Word formation, Sentence Completion, Error Detection, Passage completion, Passage Correction, Comprehension, Deriving Conclusions, Sentence correction, Identification of errors, Fill in the blanks, jumbled Sentences, Faulty sentence construction, Reading Comprehension etc.

The candidates who are comfortable with the English language can begin with this section since it is comparatively simpler than the others.

Logical Reasoning

Suggested time be spent on this section: 20 minutes

In this section, Verbal Reasoning and Non Verbal Reasoning type of questions will be asked. The important topics are: Syllogism, Analogies (Meaning Based & Logical), Critical Reasoning, Directions & Arrangements, Sequential Output Tracing, Visual Reasoning, Coding and Decoding, Blood Relations, Sitting Arrangements, Series Completion, Decision Making, Statement Reasoning, classification etc.

This section can be tackled easily if you have practiced enough. Start with the simpler questions to get a head start in this section and to be able to attempt the maximum number of questions.

Quantitative Aptitude

Suggested time to be spent on this section: 25 minutes

Important Tips

This paper is worth 100 marks but the time duration is only 1 hour. So, you have 0.6 minutes, i.e. 36 seconds to solve each question. Keep in mind the following points while preparing you strategy for this examination:

  • Since the question to time ratio is less than 1, it becomes essential to solve the questions that you are comfortable with first. Don’t waste time sticking on a question which is lengthy, and skip all the time consuming questions. Leave all such difficult questions for the last.

  • Divide your time according to your capability. If you are good in any section, say English, then, try to complete it faster, taking less time. Devote this extra time to your weaker sections. Also, keep in mind the time that you are devoting to each question. If any question is exceeding your planned time per question, leave it and move ahead.

  • Remember that there are sectional cut offs for each section as well. So, attempt sufficient number of questions in each section to increase your chances of succeeding in this examination.

  • Do not experiment in the exam hall. It is better to know your strengths and weaknesses beforehand so that you can identify the questions you can solve comfortably.

  • Do not try to be adventurous and take pride in solving the difficult questions. All kinds of questions, be it difficult or easy will fetch you the same marks. So, it is wise to invest your time in simpler questions to increase your attempts and thereby your total score.

  • Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude questions can be time consuming. It is thus essential to identify the easier questions and comprehension questions without many calculations and attempt them first.

  • Attempt as many questions as you can since, more the number of questions you attempt, more are the chances of a higher score in the examination.

  • Reach you examination centre within due time to avoid any hassles. It is advised to reach the centre at least one hour prior to the exam timings.

  • The prelims exam is only of 60 minutes. Do not get distracted within this period. Do not lose hope if you are not able to solve some questions. Stay positive and keep your cool throughout the examination.

Time management is the best technique that you can learn before the examination which will enhance your chances of success. It alleviates last minute stresses and makes you more confident. Along with efficient time management and the right problem solving approach, you are sure to go a long way.

Use the tips listed in this article to your advantage and increase your chances of clearing the SBI PO Prelims Examination with flying colours.

All the best!

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