bank exam preparation
 How do I prepare for bank exams, is one of the top questions heard nowadays as much Indian youth are looking aggressively to join public sector banks.
Here we’re providing some tips that will definitely change your way of learning 
and afterreadingd this you’ll know some time-saving tactics which is helpful for your competition and also helps to crack bank exam so far…

Preparation for banking exam ….is not so  difficult …as you think.. if you 
concentrate and follow some important thing which may useful in your
 preparation and also helps to crack bank exam.

Lets focus on some points which is only targeting on crack bank written exam..

How To Prepeare For Bank Written Exam

With just a few days left for the exam, it would be apt that you start 
solving previous year’s papers.
You can find many of them over the internet or books from any of the
 recognized publishers.
To prepare for the Verbal section, you can read a book which is slightly
 above your reading standard.
Read this book daily for 1 to 2 hours and if required, take the help of a
For quant section, you should go through all the formulae and practice
 Vedic mathematics tricks for faster calculations.
  • Drill yourself
Since you still have at least some days for the exam, we would recommend
 you to attempt some mock exams in actual exam conditions.
Attempting these exams will let you know your weak areas, which you can 
either work on or avoid in the main exam.
  • What to do on Exam Day
  • Do not write everything on the paper
  • Do not experiment in the examination hall
  • Don’t make solving any question a prestige issue
  • Last but definitely not the least, DO NOT GUESS
  • Tips to optimize section-wise performance
There are three sections and irrespective of your strengths in each of these
 areas, it is important that you clear the sectional cut-offs.

Reasoning Section

This section is your golden goose.

You can score 100 percent if you know how to optimize your time. 
  • How to attempt
If you are good at reasoning, you can allocate 20 to 25 minutes for
 it — 35 seconds per question to attempt all the questions.
Focus on your accuracy, as there is negative marking and you will be
 wasting time if you don’t prioritize the right questions.
If reasoning is not one of your strengths, reserve it for the end and allocate
 no more than 15 minutes to it.
Your main focus should be to clear the cut-off.
  • Types of questions 
You need to identify the easy reasoning questions so that you can solve
 them immediately and have high accuracy.
Easy question types include Classification/ Odd pair, Series
 Completion/ Analogy, Direction based tests/ Direction Sense Test, Number,
 Ranking and Time Sequence Test and Alphabet test/ Dictionary.
Once you are done with easy questions, you should attempt ‘medium difficulty’
Your score depends on your accuracy, practice and comfort level.
Some of the ‘medium difficulty’ questions include Syllogisms, Inequalities,
 Blood Relations, Coding-Decoding and Data Sufficiency.
If reasoning section is your strong point, you must try and attempt complex
 and time consuming questions.
Examples of this type are Seating Arrangement, Complex Puzzle, Floor Puzzle
 and Input Output Machine.
Although the first two types (easy and medium difficulty) are sufficient to
 clear the section, solving the complex ones will get you a high score in this section.

Verbal/ English Section

  • How to attempt
If you are good with English communication, you will be able to complete this
 the section with flying colors in 10 to 15 minutes.
I would recommend that you always start your IBPS PO exam with this section only.
An attempt of 18 questions with good accuracy is enough to clear the cut-off.
This section should not require more than 15 minutes.
  • Types of questions
For Reading Comprehension questions, you should first only take a cursory
 look at the paragraph, then while solving the question, read that particular portion 
of the passage carefully.
For Cloze Test, if you are confused between two-three options, then simply
 move on to next question.
By the time you complete the passage, you should be able to figure out the
 right answer.
For ‘Fill in the Blanks’ type of questions, the process of elimination is the best method.
For Spot, the error /Sentence Correction, speak the sentence in your mind,
 whichever sounds perfect is your answer.

Quantitative Aptitude Section

If you are weak in Quantitative Aptitude section do not worry, you are not alone.
Most applicants have struggled in this section. 
  • How to attempt
If quant is not your strength area, you should attempt it after the Verbal 
section or in the end and allocate around 20 minutes for it.
Your aim should be to clear the cut-off.
  • Types of questions
As have been said before, you need to start with easy and scoring questions. 
You can easily find 15-18 questions of this type.
Some topics which fall in this category are Simplification, Problems on Ages
, Percentage, Average, Simple Interest, Profit, and Loss, TSD, Ratio &
 Proportions etc
Then there will be time-consuming questions.
You should attempt these questions only after you have attempted the easy ones.
These questions can decrease your accuracy and eat away your precious
 time, however, there will be 12 to 14 questions of this type, so you need
 to attempt them as per your comfort level.
Examples of this type of questions are Probability, Quadratic Equations, Mixture
 and allegations, Time and Work, Time Speed and Distance, and Number Series.
  • Data Interpretation
Use approximation as much as possible, especially if options are not close.
Do as more mental calculations then using pen and paper.
Round off the numbers wherever possible.
Avoid doing long calculations, they can eat up lot of your time, without giving
 that much reward.
These are the tips for written bank exams….these are some basic
 intellectual tactics …which you forget to follow sometimes.
So we suggest you read every tip carefully and follow our tips in preparation.
this will definitely help you to crack bank written the examination.

How to prepare for Bank interview

 Interviews should be prepared very well in order to impress the Interviewers and get the job.
Most people use to get nervous in the Interviews and it goes way off the track. Its is a common
 reason behind not being able to crack through the Interview. However, if prepared well,
Interviews are easy and simple to go through. Candidate needs to keep a few points in Mind
 in order to Impress Interviewers inside the Interview hall. These points are as described Below :-
  • First of all, Be Confident and true, It’s the most important requirement in any Interview.
  •  They will hire you only when you would prove your suitability and usefulness for them.
  •  To do this, you should be confident and true, being too diplomatic won’t impress them.
  •  You should keep in mind that the Purpose of Interview is to select you and not to reject you.
  •  They know that you are capable of this job as You have already cleared the written test by
  •  beating many other competitors.
  •  So, the purpose of Interview is to let them have a good look at your real personality.
  •  You should formulate your answers in such a way so that they would find you to be useful for them.

What interviewers are looking for?

  1. Clarity of thoughts
  2. Confidence in your knowledge
  3. Honesty
  4. Good communication skills
  5. Good work ethics
  6. Seriousness about job

Physical appearance?

  1. Be neat and clean (Clean shaven, trimmed hair, clean and trimmed nails)
  2. Nicely ironed formal shirt (a coat and tie, if possible), trousers and polished shoes
  3. Neither you should stink nor should you use a perfume/deodorant that’s very strong

How to start?

  1. Ask permission to come in
  2. Shake hands with the panel (if they are in your reach), introducing yourself
  3. Ask permission to sit down
  4. Offer them a copy of your bio-data each and your certificates, if any
  5. Carry a pen, some blank paper


  1. Sit straight, slightly leaning to the front (it shows your attentiveness), with
  2.  hands on the table (in front of you) or on your lap
  3. Make eye contacts and smile occasionally
  4. You can use your hands while explaining things, it makes your explanation more expressive
  5. You can sit cross-legged or in a simple position, depends upon your comfort

Who should start?

Don’t wait for them to start, if they don’t ask anything within 5 seconds, you can start introducing yourself

Types of questions?

  1. Tell Me About yourself
This is a very important question in any interview
Why this question is so important?
  1. It gives interviewer topics to ask you questions, hence, you can direct
 your interview in the direction you want to To see how articulate and
 confident you are and what type of impression you will make on your first meeting
  1. Also to understand what you think is important to know about you
The Wrong Approach:
Asking the interviewer, what he wants to know.
The Right Approach:
  1. Focus on what most interests the interviewer (focus on the areas you think
 are relevant and will prove your candidature for the job). The interviewer
 wants to know if you can do the job, that you fit into the team and how 
can you help the organization
  1. Highlight your most important accomplishments. In other words, you want to be selling what the buyer is buying
  1. You can tell a story about your nature
For example, if you tell an interviewer that people describe you as tenacious, provide a brief story that shows how you have been tenacious in achieving your goals. Stories are powerful ways to convey a message
Things that you can cover:
About yourself, Background, Education, Strength/Weaknesses, Role Model, Career Goal, Example of leading a team, Example of being a team player (However, elaborate only the one’s you are confident about and skimming through rest of the things)
  1. Your hobbies
Example1: (Photography) Effect of digital equipment on photography and some basic concepts of photography, nomenclature
Example2: (Reading) Recent book you read (questions around it), your favorite authors (names of their books), popular awards in writing
Example3: (Sports) Basic rules, famous players, national team, won tournaments
  1. Specific details (technical or general) questions related to your Extracurricular, Job Experience, any other experience
Example1: Can ask some foreign language words (If you mentioned some other language in the biodata form)
Example2: What is 6sigma, how this formula is derived and its significance in manufacturing industry (If you have work experience of Manufacturing Industry) or questions related to Assembly line and processes involved
Example3: Technical definitions, theorems (Conversion of degree Celsius to other forms, Rules of Thermodynamics, Engines. Electricity, Circuits etc. based upon your graduation stream)
  1. Career objectives
Long term and short term goals (This is where you talk about your expectations from a job)
What is a good job?
  1. That pays you good salary
  2. Involves work that you like
  3. Teaches you things to make you a better person
  4. Teaches you to take you forward in your career
  5. Respects your work and you as an individual
So your answer will be, to find a job that fits all the above parameters
 (this is your long term goal) as you will be spending half of your life in
 a job, and it’s very important that you find the right job.
And your short term goal is to keep trying new things unless you find
 one with all the above parameter.
Will you leave this job, if given a better offer?
Yes, if that job gives me a better chance at achieving the above mentioned things
  1. Your knowledge of the current job profile, and reasons for joining
You should know the work profile of a Probationary Officer, his role, powers etc.
You should be able to explain how your past experiences
 (Education/Work/Extra Curricular) have made you realized the this is what
 wanted to do all the time and how that knowledge will help you work in
 a better way
The reason cannot be that this is a stable, good paying job that’s why
 you are joining it (they want candidates who like the work and not the
 money it offers or stability or social status if provides)
  1. Knowledge of Banking Industry (in general), Economic news etc.
  • History and general knowledge questions on Bank that you are appearing for
  • Roles and functioning of a Bank
  • Products and Schemes of Banks
  • Who’s who of Banking Industry
  • Terminologies
  • Basic Definitions
  • Current Banking and Economy related news
7. Current Affairs
8. Questions related to your stance on the GD topic, terminologies used

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