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About SSC CGL 2018

Staff Selection Commission or SSC has been one of the most desirable organizations for Government exams in India. It conducts Combined Graduate Level – SSC CGL exam every year for recruitment to non-technical Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ non gazetted posts in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of the Government of India.

Every year thousands of vacancies are filled by SSC in Government departments. Govt. jobs are the most sought after career choice in India. More so, the government is focusing on providing better facilities and services in every aspect of our lives. Govt is focusing on the development of our country and to do that millions of Jobs will be created in the coming years. SSC is the leading Govt. organization that provides employment to lakhs of students in India. A great opportunity lies ahead for all the SSC aspirants.

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam for recruitment to various subordinate services like:

• Assistants in Ministries/Departments, Attached and Subordinate office of the Govt. of India.

• Inspectors of Central Excise & Customs.

• Inspectors of Income Tax.

• Preventive Officers in Customs.

• Examiner in Customs.

• Sub-Inspectors in Central Bureau of Narcotics & CBI.

• Assistant Enforcement Officer in Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue.

• Divisional Accountant, Jr. Accountant, Auditor & UDCs in various offices of Govt. of India.

• Auditor Offices under C&AG, CGDA, CGA & others.

• Accountant/ Junior Accountant

• Tax Assistant in CBDT and CBEC

• Compiler in Registrar General of India.

Exam Pattern

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) every year in four levels for various posts. Exam Pattern – The Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:

 

Tier Type Mode
Tier -I Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based Examination
Tier -II Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based Examination
Tier -III Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi Pen and Paper Mode
Tier-IV Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test/ Document Verification wherever applicable

 

SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam Pattern

 

Serial No. Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 A cumulative time of 60 minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200

 

SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam Pattern

 

Serial No. Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
1 Quantitative Ability 100 200 2 hours
2 English Language and Comprehension 200 200 2 hours
3 Statistics 100 200 2 hours
4 General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 200 2 hours

 

SSC CGL Tier-3 Exam Pattern

 

Subject Marks Time
Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi
(Writing of Essay, Precis, Letter, Application etc.)
100 marks 1 hour or 60 minutes

 

SSC CGL Tier-4 Exam Pattern

 

SSC CGL Tier-4 Exam is a Computer Skill Test. It will be conducted in two steps: DEST Test & CPT Test.

DEST: Candidates are required to type 2000 words in 15 minutes on a computer in English. This test is conducted to check a candidate’s writing skills.

CPT: This test is conducted to check a candidate’s proficiency in Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Generation of Slides.

 

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Exam Syllabus

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) every year in four levels for various posts. Exam Pattern – The Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below:

 

Tier Type Mode
Tier -I Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based Examination
Tier -II Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based Examination
Tier -III Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi Pen and Paper Mode
Tier-IV Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test/ Document Verification wherever applicable

 

Staff Selection Commission of India will be conducting SSC CGL 2018 Exam in four stages: Tier-1, Tier-2, Tier-3 & Tier-4 exam. While Tier-I & Tier-II exam will be conducted onlineTier-III will be a pen and paper based exam and Tier-IV will be a computer skill test. Let’s have a look at the exam pattern for all these stages of SC CGL 2018 Recruitment process one by one.

Candidates must note that the score for SSC CGL Tier-I & Tier-II Exam will be normalised if it is conducted in multiple shifts. The normalisation score will be decided by SSC and it will be considered final for selecting candiidates for the further rounds (Tier-III & Tier-IV) of SSC CGL 2018 Exam.

 

SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam Pattern

 

SSC CGL Tier-1 will be conducted tentatively from 25th July to 20th Aug 2018. The exam will be conducted online comprising of 4 sections with about a 100 questions in total and with maximum marks of 200. The entire exam is needed to be completed in a time span of 60 minutes.

The sections asked in SSC CGL Tier-I Exam are:

  • General Intelligence & Reasoning : It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, spatial visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc.
  • General Awareness : Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidates general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, scientific Research etc. These Questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.
  • Quantitative Aptitude / Numeric Aptitude: The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be the computation of whole numbers, decimals and fractions and relationships between numbers. It will test sense of order among numbers, ability to translate from one name to another, sense or order of magnitude, estimation or prediction of the outcome of computation, selection of an appropriate operation for the solution of real life problems and knowledge of alternative computation procedures to find answers. The questions would also be based on arithmetical concepts and relationship between numbers and not on complicated arithmetical computation (The standard of the questions will be of 10+2 level).
  • English Comprehension : Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.

 

Serial No. Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 A cumulative time of 60 minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200

 

Penalty of Wrong Answer: There is a negative marking of 0.50 Marks for each wrong answer. There is no sectional cut off. No point will be deducted if the question is left blank or unattempted by a candidate.

 

SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam Pattern

 

SSC CGL Tier-2 will be conducted tentatively from 27th November 2018 to 30th November 2018. The exam will be conducted online comprising of 4 sections with about a 100 questions in each section and with maximum marks of 200.

The sections asked in SSC CGL Tier-I Exam are:

  • Quantitative Ability / Arithmetic Ability : This paper will include questions on problems relating to Number Systems, Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions and relationship between Numbers, Fundamental Arithmetical Operations, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Average, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Use of Table and Graphs, Mensuration, Time and Distance, Ratio and Time etc.
  • Statistics : Probability, Probability Distributions, Binomial, Poisson, Normal, Exponential.Compilation, classification, tabulation of Statistical Data, Graphical presentation of data.Measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, measures of association and contingency, scatter diagram, correlation coefficient, rank correlation coefficient and linear regression analysis ( for two or more variables ) excluding partial correlation coefficients.Concept of Population, random sample, parameters, statistics, sampling distribution of x properties of estimators and estimation of confidence intervals.Principles of sampling, simple random sampling, stratified sampling, systematic sampling etc., Sampling and non-sampling errors, type-I and type-II errors.Concepts of Hypothesis – Null and alternate, Testing of hypothesis for large samples as well as small samples including Chi-square tests ( Z, t, F, X2 tests ).Index Numbers, Time series analysis – components of variation and their estimation.
  • General Studies (Finance / Economics/ Mathematics/) :
    ECONOMICS
    GENERAL ECONOMICS

    1. Demand and Supply Analysis, including Laws and Interaction of Demand and Supply.
    2. Courseion Function and Laws of Returns.
    3. Commodity Pricing – Characteristics of various Market Forms and Price Determination under such Market Forms.
    4. Theory of Factor Pricing – Rent, Wage, Interest and Profit.
    5. Theory of Employment – Classical and Neo-classical Approach.
    6. Keynesian Theory of Employment – Principles of Effective Demand. Meaning and Importance of
    Investment, Relation between Saving and Investment, Multiplier Effect and the process of Income
    Generation, Post Keynesian Development.
    7. Nature and Functions of Money, Value of Money, Fluctuations in the value of Money – Inflation and
    Deflation, Monetary Policy, Index Number.
    8. International Trade-Free Trade and Protection, Theories of International Trade.
    9. Foreign Exchange – Determination of the rate of Exchange – Purchasing Power Parity theory and
    Balance of Payment Theory.
    10. Public Finance – Nature. Scope and importance of Public Finance.
    11. Taxation – Meaning, Classification and Principles of Taxation, Incidence of Taxation.
    12. Deficit Financing.
    13. Fiscal Policy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
    INDIAN ECONOMICS AND GENERAL STATISTICS

    1. Statistical Investigation – Meaning and Planning of Investigation.
    2. Collection of data and editing of data.
    3. Types of sampling.
    4. Schedule and questionnaire.
    5. Presentation of data – classification, tabulation, etc.
    6. Measures of Central Tendency.
    7. National Income and Accounting – Estimation of National Income, Trends in National Income,
    Structural changes in the Indian Economy as seen in National Income Data.
    8. Agricultural sector – Agricultural Development during Plan Period, Rural Credit, Agricultural Price
    Policy, Rural Development Co-operation and Panchayati Raj.
    9. Industrial Policy and Industrial Development.
    10. Problems of Economic Development – Indian Planning – Objectives, Techniques and its evolution, Five
    Year Plans and Role of National Development Council.
    11. Profile of Human Resources – Population and Economic Development, Demographic Profile of India,
    Nature of Population Problem – Poverty, Inequality, Unemployment Problem, Labour Problem,
    Population Control and Government Policy.
    12. New Economic Policy and Welfare Schemes.
    13. Indian Public Finance – Indian Revenue, Foreign Aid.
    14. Indian Banking and Currency system.
    MATHEMATICS
    Algebra: Algebra of sets, relations and functions, Inverse of a function, equivalence relation.The system of complex numbers, De Moivere’s Theorem and its simple applications. Relation between roots and coefficients of a polynomial equation – Evaluation of symmetric function of roots of cubic and biquadratic equation.
    Algebra of Matrices: Determinants, Simple properties of determinants, Multiplication of determinants of orders two and three, Singular and non-singular matrices. Inverse of a matrix, Rank of a matrix and application of matrices to the solution of linear equations ( in three unknowns ).Convergence of sequences, and series, tests of convergence of series with positive terms, Ratio, Root and Gauss tests.
    Analytic Geometry: Straight lines, Circles, System of circles, parabola, ellipse and hyperbola in standard form and their elementary properties, Classification of curves second degree.
    Differential Equation: First order differential equation. Solution of Second and higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients and simple applications.
    Differential and Integral Calculus: Limit, continuity and differentiability of functions, successive differentiation, derivatives of standard functions, Rolle’s and Mean-value Theorems, Maclaurins and Taylor’s series ( without proof) and their applications, Maxima and Minima of functions of one and two variables. Tangents and Normals, Curvature, Partial differentiation, Euler’s theorem for homogeneous function, Tracing of curves. Standard methods of integration, Riemann’s definition of definite integral, fundamental theorem of
    integral calculus, quadrature, rectification, volumes and surface area of solids of revolution.
    Statistics: Frequency distributions, Measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, Skewness and Kurtosis, Random variables and distribution function, Discrete distributions, Binomial and Poisson distribution, continuous distributions, Rectangular, Normal and Exponential distributions, Principles of least squares, correlation and regression, Random Sampling, random numbers, Sampling of attributes, Large Sample tests for mean and proportion, Tests of significance based on t, F and Chi-square distributions.
    COMMERCE
    This paper will cover all the subjects of commerce ordinarily taught at the B.Com. or similar degree courses of
    Indian Universities. Specifically, it will include the following subjects:
    Accountancy: Conceptual framework, Income measurement, Final accounts, Accounting for partnership firms, Hire-purchase accounting, Corporate accounting ( Issue, forfeiture and re-issue of shares ).
    Business Organisation: Business objectives, Business environment, Business entrepreneurship ( including location, choice of form of business and growth strategies ),Business operations including finance, production, marketing and human resource development.
    Management: Concept of management, Planning, Organizing, Leading and Controlling.
    Micro-economics: Price-mechanism, Theory of consumer behavior, Elasticity of demand, Courseion
    function, Theory of costs, Market structures, Price-determination under perfect competition and monopoly.
    Indian Economics: Issues involved in planning for economic development, Sectoral analysis of Indian economy including agriculture, industry and foreign trade.
    Business Statistics: Analysis of Univariate data involving measurement of Central tendency and
    dispersion, correlation and regression analysis, index numbers, analysis of time-series, Theory of probability.
    Business Law: Indian Contract Act, 1872, Sale of Goods Act, 1930, Partnership Act, 1932 and Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.
    Company Law: Kinds of companies, matters involving incorporation of company, shares and share capital and matters relating to issue and transfers of shares, members of a company, management of a company,  meetings and resolutions, winding up of a company.
    Cost accounting: Procedures involved in cost accounting, marginal costing, cost-volume profit analysis, Budgetary control, Standard costing.
    Auditing: Meaning and objects of auditing, Types of audit, Audit process.
    Income Tax: Basic concepts, Residence and tax liability, heads of income. .
  • English Language & Comprehension : Questions in this components will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on error recognition, fill in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc), Vocabulary, Spellings, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Phrases and Idiomatic use of Words, etc. There will be a question on passages and omprehension of passages also. (The standard of the questions will be of 10+2 level).

 

Serial No. Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
1 Quantitative Ability 100 200 2 hours
2 English Language and Comprehension 200 200 2 hours
3 Statistics 100 200 2 hours
4 General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 200 2 hours

 

Penalty of Wrong Answer: There is a negative marking of 0.25 Marks for each wrong answer. There is no sectional cut off. No point will be deducted if the question is left blank or unattempted by a candidate.

 

SSC CGL Tier-3 Exam Pattern

 

Tier-III of SSC CGL 2018 exam is a descriptive exam to test the written skills of the candidates in English/Hindi. The mode of examination is offline and students are required to write essays, précis, application, letter etc. in this exam. The exam carries 100 marks and the time allotted for the same is 60 minutes. The time allotted for candidates belonging to PWD category is increased to 80 minutes. Tier-III paper is given by specific candidates who are interested only for the post of “Statistical Investigator Grade II” & “Compiler”.

 

SSC CGL Tier-4 Exam Pattern

 

Tier-IV examination comprises of couple of skill sets required for certain Government Posts all over the country.

 

Click to Download SSC CGL 2018 Syllabus PDF.

Exam Dates

The schedule for the SSC CGL 2018 exam is as follows. Please note down the important dates related to SSC CGL Exam 2018 and make sure to complete the process in time.

SSC has published the revised schedule of all the exams to be conducted by SSC during 2018-2019. According to the latest exam calendar of SSC, the Combined Graduate Level Examination – 2018 Tier-I (CBE) has been postponed and new exam date for the same will be relesed soon.

 

Activity Dates
SSC CGL 2018 Online Application 5th May to 4th June 2018
SSC CGL 2018 Tier-I To be notified later(CBE)
SSC CGL Tier-II To be notified later
SSC CGL Tier-III (Des) To be notified later
SSC CGL Tier-IV Exam To be notified later

 

Click to Download SSC CGL 2018 Exam Calender PDF.

About IBPS

IBPS is one of the most competitive examinations in India with a selection ratio of 1 out of 1000. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS), an autonomous body, conducts the recruitment process for banks in India through common written tests.

IBPS exam is the common written test (CWE), conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) for recruitment of various banks in India. The CWE, an objective type exam is held separately for each post. The test aims at assessing candidate’s speed, accuracy and academic expertise with a blend of modern technology.

IBPS conducts bank exam for four different posts namely (I) Probationary Officer, (ii) Clerk, (iii) Regional Rural Banks Officers Scale I, II, III, Office Assistant and (iv) Specialist Officer for HR, Law, IT, Marketing, Management and Agricultural Field Officer.

Exam Pattern

IBPS has released new exam pattern for IBPS PO 2018-19 Exam. Now IBPS introduced separate sectional timing for each sections in preliminary exam. IBPS PO 2018 Exam will be conducted in three phases: Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam and Interview Process. It is mandatory for a candidate to clear each level of examination to get selected to the post of Probationary Officer in multiple Public Sector Banks.

 

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern 2018

 

The IBPS PO preliminary examination is conducted online and candidates are allocated total duration of 1 hour to complete the preliminary exam. It consists of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions and maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in IBPS PO preliminary exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer attempted by a candidate. It is necessary to clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam.

 

Given below is the detailed IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern for 2018.

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

 

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2018 – Mains 

 

IBPS PO Mains Exam has encountered quite a number of changes. Let’s have a look at all these changes in detail.

Introduction of Descriptive Paper: Just like SBI PO 2018 Exam, IBPS introduced Descriptive Paper in its Mains Examination where candidates will be judged on their written skills. An essay and a letter will be given to candidates to write that will constitute of 25 marks and that has to be completed in a time span of 30 minutes.

• The overall time allotted for each section has also been changed.

No separate paper will be conducted for Computer Applications. Reasoning is teamed up with Computer Aptitude section and this entire section will contain 45 questions of a total of 60 marks.

• The overall time allotted for IBPS PO 2018 Mains Exam has also been changed from 140 minutes to 180 minutes.

 

 

Sr. No. Name of test No. of Questions Max. Marks Medium of Examination Time Allotted
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 English & Hindi 60 minutes
2 English Language 35 40 English only 40 minutes
3 Data Analysis and Interpretation 35 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes
4 General, Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 English & Hindi 35 minutes
Total 155 200 180 minutes
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 English 30 minutes

 

IBPS PO 2018 Interview Process

 

Candidates who qualify the Mains Exam are finally called for the Interview Process by IBPS. The Interview Process will constitute of 100 marks and the minimum marks for qualifying this round will be 40% which is reduced to 35% for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD categories.

 

Penalty for Wrong Answers

0.25 marks will be deducted for every question attempted wrong by a candidate in both IBPS PO 2018 Preliminary Exam and IBPS PO 2018 Mains Exam. There will be no deduction of marks for a question left blank/unattempted by a candidate.

 

Final Selection

The final selection of the candidate to the post of Probationary Officer will be made by taking into consideration the cumulative score of Mains Exam and the interview Process. The weightage of both these phases of examination will be in the ratio 80:20 respectively. A merit list will be generated after the Interview Process of IBPS PO 2018 Exam has been conducted. Candidates who make it to the list will be thus offered the joining letter by the Bank of their choice.

 

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern: Preliminary Exam

 

Major changes have been observed in the Exam Pattern of IBPS Clerk 2018 Prelims Exam. The IBPS Clerk preliminary examination is conducted online and candidates are allocated total duration of 1 hour (20 minutes for each section) to complete the preliminary exam.

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main examination.

 

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hour

 

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern: Mains Exam

 

In the latest update by IBPS, IBPS Clerk Mains Exam will now constitute of 190 questions that needs to be completed in a time frame of 160 minutes.

Previously, Computer Aptitude and Reasoning Ability Section used to be conducted separately. But, in the recent update by IBPS, both these sections are amalgamated together and will constitute of 50 questions that needs to be solved in a time duration of 45 minutes. Both Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam will be conducted bilingually, i.e. both in English and in Hindi. Let’s have a look at the Exam Pattern for IBPS Clerk CWE VII.

 

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 35 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
4 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

 

IBPS RRB 2018 Officer Grade

 

IBPS RRB 2018 Officer Grade Exam is conducted in 3 different phases:

• Preliminary Exam

• Mains Exam

• Interview Process

 

IBPS RRB 2018 Officer Grade Preliminary Examination

 

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 40 40 45 Minutes
2. Numerical Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

 

IBPS RRB 2018 Mains Examination (Officer Scale-I)

 

S. No. Section Question Marks
1 Reasoning Paper 40 50
2 General Awareness Paper 40 40
3 Numerical Ability Paper 40 50
4 A English Language Syllabus Paper 40 40
4 B Hindi Language Syllabus Paper 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge Syllabus Paper 40 20
Total 200 200

 

IBPS RRB 2018 Mains Exam (Officer Scale-II)

 

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Paper 40 50 2 hours
2 Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation Paper 40 50
3 Financial Awareness Paper 40 40
4 A English Language Paper 40 40
4 B Hindi Language Paper 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge Paper 40 20
 Total 200 200

 

IBPS RRB 2018 Mains Exam Officer Scale-II (Specialist Cadre)

 

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Paper 40 50 2 hours
2 Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation Paper 40 50
3 Financial Awareness Paper 40 40
4 A English Language Paper 40 40
4 B Hindi Language Paper 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge Paper 40 20
6     Professional Knowledge Paper 40 40
Total 200 200

 

IBPS RRB 2018 Mains Exam Officer Scale-III

 

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Paper 40 50 2 hours
2 Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation Paper 40 50
3 Financial Awareness Paper 40 40
4 A English Language Paper 40 40
4 B Hindi Language Paper 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge Paper 40 20
 Total 200 200

 

IBPS SO Exam Pattern

IBPS SO 2018 Exam will be conducted in the following three phases: Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam and Interview Process. It is mandatory for every applicant to clear all level of examination to get selected to the post of Specialist Officer in multiple Public Sector Banks participating in IBPS SO 2018.

New chanages in IBPS SO 2018 Exam are stated below:

  • The exam will be conducted in three phases: Preliminary, Mains and Interview Process.
  • A candidate must appear for the Prelims first and the selected students after the Preliminary Exam will be eligible to give the Mains Exam.
  • Score of Preliminary Exam will not be taken into consideration for final allottment. Final selection will be based on on the Mains Exam and Interview Process.
  • The Mains Examination will contain questions only from the Professional Knowledge Subjects.

 

IBPS SO 2018 Preliminary Exam Pattern

For post of law officer & Rajsabha Adhikari

 

Serial No Section No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 50 50 120 minutes
2. English Language 50 25
3. General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50
Total 150 125

For other Specialist Officers (Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer Scale I

 

Serial No Section No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 50 50 120 minutes
2. English Language 50 25
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
Total 150 125

 

IBPS SO 2018 Mains Exam Pattern

For the Post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

 

Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge 60 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

 

Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge(Objective) 45 60 English & Hindi 30 minutes
Professional Knowledge(Descriptive) 2 English & Hindi 30 minutes

 

IBPS SO 2018 Interview Process

 

Candidates who qualify the Mains Exam will be finally called for the Interview Process by IBPS. It is really important for candidates to fare well in the Interview Process as the final selection of a candidate is based on how he/she fares in this final round of the IBPS SO Recruitment Process.

Exam Syllabus

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus 2018

IBPS Prelims will have objective nature questions for 100 marks exam. The total time for the exam will be 1 hour, candidates have to solve 100 questions during exam time. Prelims will include total 3 subjects such as:

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English
  • Reasoning

 

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus 2018

The Main Exam of IBPS PO will include total weightage of the exam will be 200 marks and total 200 questions will be asked in the paper. The time duration for exam will be 2 hours. Mains exam is based on subjects such as:

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English
  • Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • Computers

The difficulty level of subjects Mathematics, Reasoning and English will be different for preliminary and mains exam.

 

IBPS PO Subject Wise Syllabus

 

IBPS PO Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude

This section includes questions from basic mathematical topics. Here are the important topics to be focused on while preparing for Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Ratio and proportion
  • Averages
  • Time and work
  • Speed, Distance and time
  • Percentages
  • Partnership
  • Volume and Surface Area
  • Permutation and combinations
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Probability
  • Profit, Loss and Discount

 

IBPS PO Syllabus for English Language

This section is further classified into sub-sections. Here are few important topics to be covered and practised in IBPS PO 2018:

  • Error Correction
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Fill in the Blanks with Modals, Articles etc.
  • Comprehension
  • Answering questions based on Unseen Passages
  • Vocabulary
  • Synonyms

 

IBPS PO Syllabus for Reasoning

This section of IBPS PO is scoring if the concepts are clear and well-practiced. Here are few important topics that must be focused to score well:

  • Syllogism
  • Coding Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Series Test
  • Number, Ranking and time sequence
  • Direction Sense Test
  • Decision-making test
  • Input/output
  • Sitting Arrangement
  • Puzzles

 

IBPS PO Syllabus for General Awareness

This section of IBPS PO tests the awareness of Indian Economy and knowledge about current financial affairs in India. Here are few important topics that must be focused to score well:

  • Currency and capital
  • Banking Terms, Current Rates (Repo Rate, Reverse repo rate, Bank rate etc.)
  • Important days/dates
  • Indian Economy
  • Abbreviations / full forms
  • Ministers and their departments
  • Books & Their Authors
  • International Economy
  • Finance, Shares,
  • Various schemes of Government (MNREGA, Swabhiman, Swavlamban, Bharat Nirman etc.)
  • Questions related to International Financial Institutions (IMF, UN, World bank, ADB-related – Members, recent development, functions)
  • RBI, Fiscal-Monetary Policies, GDP related.
  • Types of Banks
  • Social Function of Banks
  • Agriculture
  • Current Affairs (last 6 months)

 

IBPS PO Syllabus: Computer Knowledge

This section is based on computer and basic computer knowledge. Here are few important topics that must be focused to score well:

  • Basic computer knowledge (MS Office)
  • Number System
  • History of computers
  • Operating Systems
  • Software & Hardware questions (Database & communication)
  • Computer abbreviation
  • Microsoft-office
  • Basic knowledge of Internet & Networking

 

IBPS PO Syllabus: Interview

Candidates should be thorough with the following topics who appearing for Interview:

  • Banking Awareness
  • Economics related questions
  • Personal Background
  • General Awareness

 

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IBPS Clerk Prelim Syllabus Details

According to the latest notification, IBPS Clerk Exam pattern has been changed. We have covered updated IBPS Clerk Syllabus and Exam pattern on this page. Check out following subjects to study for prelim exams of IBPS Clerk 2018.

  • Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language

 

IBPC Clerk Mains Syllabus Details

After passing prelims candidates qualify for IBPS Clerk Main Exam, this is the final exam of IBPS. Mains Exam Paper questions will be based on 5 sections such as:

  • Reasoning Ability
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language
  • Computer Aptitude
  • General Awareness

IBPS Clerk Syllabus Section Wise (2018)

A candidate can check previous year’s Exam question papers to know about the weightage of sub-topic of each section of prelims and mains exam. Let’s have a look at subtopics of each section/subject of IBPS Clerk 2018 Syllabus.

 

English Language

  • Vocabulary – Homonyms, Antonyms, Synonyms
  • Word Formation, Spelling
  • Grammar – Direct & Indirect Speech, Active / Passive Voice
  • Spotting Errors, Phrases and Idioms
  • Reading Comprehension – Passage Completion, Theme Detection
  • Topic rearrangement of passage
  • Deriving conclusion

 

Reasoning

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Analogy
  • Classification
  • Statement and Conclusions Syllogism
  • Statement and Assumptions, Arguments
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Passage and conclusions
  • Alphabet Test
  • Serious Test
  • Number, Raining and time sequence
  • Direction Sense Test
  • Decision Making
  • Input / Output
  • Assertion and Reasoning
  • Sitting Arrangement
  • Non Verbal Reasoning – Off figure out, Analogy, Miscellaneous Test

 

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Time and Work
  • Speed, Distance and Time
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Stocks and Shares
  • Equations
  • Trigonometry
  • Percentage
  • Clocks
  • Height and Distance
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Volume and Surface Are
  • Bar and Graphs
  • Profit Loss and Discount
  • Elements of Algebra
  • Line and charts, Pie Charts
  • Tables
  • Height and Distance
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Probability

 

Computer Knowledge

  • Basics of Hardware and Software
  • Windows Operating System Basics
  • Basics of Hacking
  • Security Tools and Viruses
  • Internet Terms and Services
  • Basic Functionalities of MS Office (MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel)
  • Networking and Communication

 

General Awareness

  • Current Affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months
  • History of Indian Banking System
  • Recent Credit and Monetary Policies
  • Introduction to National Financial Institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC Etc and International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN, Etc.
  • Abbreviations and Economic terminologies, Banking Terms
  • Important government schemes on capital & Money Market

 

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IBPS RRB Prelims Syllabus 2018

The IBPS will conduct the RRB Recruitment exams soon. If you start your preparation, you can cover the entire syllabus till the exam and also get enough time for practice. Those who will clear the Prelims will be eligible for IBPS RRB Mains exam. To know about IBPS RRB Syllabus for Officer Scale I & Office Assistant Prelim Examination.

IBPS RRB Mains Syllabus 2018

If you have cleared IBPS RRB Prelims and now qualified for IBPS RRB Mains, then you need to prepare even more this time to clear the Mains examination. Before discussing Syllabus you need to know the IBPS RRB Exam Pattern first. To get selected nothing can work for selection except a smart study strategy. In this article, we are providing you important topics from IBPS RRB Syllabus 2018.

  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Computer Knowledge
  • General Awareness
  • English Language
  • Hindi Language

 

IBPS RRB Syllabus Section Wise (2018)

You can check previous year’s IBPS RRB Examination question papers to get the idea of the marks weightage of subtopics of each section of the syllabus. Let’s take a look at subtopics of each subject and section of IBPS RRB Syllabus 2018.

 

Logical Reasoning

  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Blood Relation
  • Syllogism
  • Direction Sense
  • Machine Input-Output
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Inequalities
  • Order and Ranking
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
  • Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Statement & Conclusion, Argument and Cause & Effect)

 

 Quantitative Aptitude

  • Number System
  • HCF & LCM
  • Approximation Wrong Number
  • Finding Next Number in Series
  • Number Series
  • Decimal Fractions
  • Simple and Compound Interest Problems
  • Simplifications
  • Square Root and Cube Root
  • Profit and Loss
  • Partnerships
  • Time and Work Problems
  • Time and Distance Problems
  • Average Problems
  • Percentage
  • Ratio and Proportions
  • Pie Charts
  • Bar Graphs
  • Line Graphs
  • Case Study
  • Mensuration
  • Average & Ages
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Mixed Graphs
  • Data Tables
  • Probability
  • Permutation & Combination

 

 Computer Knowledge

  • Basic Computer Fundamentals
  • Computer Abbreviation
  • Microsoft-Office
  • History and Future of Computers
  • Networking
  • Basic Software & Hardware and their Functionalities
  • Basic Knowledge of Internet Use
  • Shortcut Keyset

 

General Awareness

  • Banking and Insurance Awareness
  • Schemes and Policies
  • Current Affairs
  • Financial Awareness
  • Static Awareness

 

English Language

  • Spotting Errors
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • One Word Substitution
  • Phrase Substitution
  • Reconstruction of Sentence & Passage
  • Double Blanks in a sentence
  • Fill in the Blank
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Jumbled up Sentences
  • Commonly Misspelled Words
  • Comprehensions
  • Cloze Test

Hindi Language

  • Vyakaran
  • Vipritarthak Shabd
  • Gadyansh (paragraph)
  • Mistakes
  • Fill in the blanks with Suitable Words
  • Samanarthak Shabd

 

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IBPS SO Syllabus 2018

The IBPS SO 2018 Syllabus is designed separately for Rajsabha Adhikari and Other Specialist Officers. The syllabus is designed for IBPS SO Preliminary Exam and IBPS SO Mains Exam separately. It is necessary for all the candidates applying for IBPS SO 2018 Exam to once go through the syllabus as mentioned in the IBPS SO 2018 notification released by IBPS to prepare judiciously for this exam.

Apart from the major three sections of:

A candidate is required to be fluent in his/her area of expertise or the Specialization Subjects.

Let’s have a look at the detailed syllabus of IBPS SO 2018 exam:

 

IBPS SO Prelims Syllabus

Reasoning Ability

  • Seating Arrangements
  • Puzzles
  • Inequalities
  • Syllogism
  • Input-Output
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Blood Relations
  • Order and Ranking
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Distance and Direction
  • Verbal Reasoning

 

English Language

  • Cloze Test
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Sentence Correction
  • Para Jumbles
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Para/Sentence Completion

 

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Number Series
  • Data Interpretation
  • Simplification/ Approximation
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Mensuration
  • Average
  • Profit and Loss
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Work, Time and Energy
  • Time and Distance
  • Probability
  • Relations
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Permutation and Combination

 

General Awareness

  • Current Affairs
  • Banking Awareness
  • GK Updates
  • Currencies
  • Important Places
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards
  • Headquarters
  • Prime Minister Schemes
  • Important Days

Apart from these common subjects asked for all the posts, candidates are required to have Professional Knowledge as well. The syllabus for the same is discussed below:

 

IBPS SO Mains Syllabus

IT Officer (Scale-I)

 

Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I)

 

Marketing Officer (Scale-I)

 

Law Officer (Scale-I)

 

HR/Personnel Officer (Scale-I)

 

Rajsabha Adhikari

Exam Dates

IBPS PO Exam Date

 

Events Important Dates
Preliminary Exam Date 13th, 14th , 20th & 21st October 2018
Main Exam Date 18th November 2018

 

IBPS Clerk Exam Date

 

Events Important Dates
Preliminary Exam Date 8th , 9th, 15th & 16th December 2018
Main Exam Date 20th January 2019

 

IBPS RRB Exam Date

 

Events Important Dates
Preliminary Exam Date 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th August and 1st September 2018
Main Exam Date  / Single Officers (I, II & III) RRB PO – 30th September 2018
RRB Assistant – 7th October 2018

 

IBPS SO Exam Date

 

Events Important Dates
 Preliminary Exam Date 29th and 30th December 2018
 Main Exam Date 27th January 2019
About MPSC
MPSC stands for Maharashtra Public Service Commission. Formed by the Constitution of India, MPSC is a body that selects candidates for civil service jobs in the State of Maharashtra. Every year, the Government of Maharashtra conducts MPSC exam through which it selects eligible candidates for jobs under its various departments like Administration, Police, Forest and Engineering.
Annually, MPSC conducts about 15 examinations for Class I,II and III  officiers in various government services.
Exam Pattern

Before appearing in examination candidates should have clear about MPSC New Paper Structure for Prelims/Main Exam, it’s marking scheme in details, duration etc. To get recruited through Maharashtra Public Service Commission, candidates need to clear the three most essential sections which are as follows:

  • MPSC Preliminary Exam
  • MPSC Main Exam
  • Interview

 

MPSC Preliminary Exam Pattern

  • Preliminary Exam consists of two papers that are Paper 1 and Paper 2
  • The duration of both the paper will be 2 hours
  • Both the paper contains 400 marks each paper carries 200 marks and it is of Objective
  • There is a negative marking

 

Paper Paper Category Duration of Exam Marks
Paper 1 Objective Type 2 hours per paper 200 marks for each
Paper 2

 

MPSC Mains Exam Pattern

  • GS Paper 1, GS Paper 2,  GS Paper 3 and GS Paper 4 are of the Objective type and it contains 150 Marks for each Paper
  • Compulsory Marathi and Compulsory English are of the descriptive type which contains 100 Marks for each Paper
  • Total marks for both the papers are 800 Marks
  • There is negative marking

 

Paper Marks Paper Type
GS Paper 1 (History and Geography) 150 Marks for each Paper Objective
GS Paper 2 (Indian Constitution and Politics)
GS Paper 3 (Human Resource Development and Human Rights)
GS Paper 4 (Economics and Science & Technology)
Compulsory Marathi and English (Essay/Translation/Precise) 100 Marks for each Paper Descriptive
Compulsory English and Marathi (Grammar and Comprehension) Objective
Total 800 Marks
Exam Syllabus

MPSC Syllabus for Preliminary Exam

 

Paper No Paper Name Subject Duration of Exam Marks
Paper 1 ESSAY
TRANSLATION
PRECISE WRITING
MARATHI AND ENGLISH (Both Language Compulsory) 3 Hours 100
Paper 2 GRAMMAR AND COMPREHENSION MARATHI AND ENGLISH (Both Language Compulsory) 1 Hours 100
Paper 3 GENERAL STUDIES– I HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY 2 Hours 150
Paper 4 GENERAL STUDIES– II INDIAN CONSTITUTION AND INDIAN POLITICS
(With special reference to Maharashtra) AND LAW
2 Hours 150
Paper 5 GENERAL STUDIES– III HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT (HRD) AND HUMAN RIGHTS 2 Hours 150
Paper 6 GENERAL STUDIES– IV ECONOMY AND PLANNING, ECONOMICS OF DEVELOPMENT AND AGRICULTURE,
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT
2 Hours 150

 

MPSC Syllabus for Mains Exam

 

Paper No Paper Name Subject Duration of Exam Marks
Paper 1 ESSAY
TRANSLATION
PRECISE WRITING
MARATHI AND ENGLISH (Both Language Compulsory) 3 Hours 100
Paper 2 GRAMMAR AND COMPREHENSION MARATHI AND ENGLISH (Both Language Compulsory) 1 Hours 100
Paper 3 GENERAL STUDIES– I HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY 2 Hours 150
Paper 4 GENERAL STUDIES– II INDIAN CONSTITUTION AND INDIAN POLITICS
(With special reference to Maharashtra) AND LAW
2 Hours 150
Paper 5 GENERAL STUDIES– III HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT (HRD) AND HUMAN RIGHTS 2 Hours 150
Paper 6 GENERAL STUDIES– IV ECONOMY AND PLANNING, ECONOMICS OF DEVELOPMENT AND AGRICULTURE,
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT
2 Hours 150
Exam Dates
Sr. No. Name of Exam Prelims Exam Date Mains Exam Date
1. State Tax Inspector (STI) Exam 2017 16.7.2017 7.1.2018
2. MPSC Exam 2018 8.4.2018 18, 19, 20.8.2018
3. Maharashtra Secondary Services Combined Prelims Exam 2017 6.5.2018
Maharashtra Secondary Service Mains Exam 2018 Combined Paper No. 1 26.8.2018
Maharashtra Secondary Service Mains Exam 2018 – Paper No. 2 Police Sub Inspector  – 2.9.2018
Maharashtra Secondary Service Mains Exam 2018 – Paper No. 2 State Tax Inspector 30.9.2018
Maharashtra Secondary Service Mains Exam 2018 – Paper No. 2 Assistants 6.10.2018
4. Maharashtra Agricultural Service Exam 2018 13.5.2018 8.9.2018
5. Assistant Motor Driving Inspector 2018 20.5.2018 9.9.2018
6. Maharashtra Group A Service Combined Prelims Exam 2018 10.6.2018
Maharashtra Group A Service Mains Exam 2018 Combined Paper No. 1 14.10.2018
Maharashtra Group A Service Mains Exam 2018 Combined Paper No. 2 Stenographer 21.10.2018
Maharashtra Group A Service Mains Exam 2018 Combined Paper No. 2 Secondary Inspector 4.11.2018
Maharashtra Group A Service Mains Exam 2018 Combined Paper No. 2 Tax Inspector 2.12.2018
7. Maharashtra Forest Services Exam 2018 24.6.2018 28.10.2018
8. Maharashtra Engineering Services Combined Prelims Exam 2018 8.7.2018
Maharashtra Mechanical Engineering Service Mains Exam 2018 17.11.2018
Maharashtra Electrical Engineering Service Mains Exam 2018 24.11.2018
Maharashtra Civil Engineering Service Mains Exam 2018 25.11.2018
Maharashtra Electronics Engineering Service Mains Exam 2018 15.12.2018
9. Maharashtra Education Services Group-B Administrative Branch Exam 2018 4.8.2018
10. Assistant Sections Officer Exam 2018 25.8.2018
Exam Pattern

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2018

State Bank of India will be conducting SBI PO 2018 Exam in three phases: Online Prelims Exam, Mains Exam and Interview ProcessSBI PO Preliminary Exam is scheduled on 1st, 7th & 8th July 2018 while the Mains Exam is scheduled on 4th August 2018. To ace SBI PO 2018, it is necessary for all the aspirants to be well versed with the Exam Pattern for the same. As the vacancy has been reduced considerably as compared to last year, clearing the exam won’t be an easy cup of tea. Thus, a prior knowledge of SBI PO Exam Pattern 2018 is essential as it will give you a platform to start your efficient preparation for the exam. Let’s have a look at the detailed Exam Pattern for SBI PO 2018

SBI PO 2018 Prelims Exam Pattern

SBI PO Preliminary Exam will be conducted on 1st, 7th & 8th July 2018. The Exam will be conducted online and will comprise of 3 sections namely Reasoning, Quantitaive Aptitude & English Language. The entire paper is to be completed in a time span of 1 hour.

It is note that this year, State Bank of India has removed sectional cut-off from SBI PO 2018 Exam. The overall score of the examination will be considered for selecting candidates for Mains Exam.

 

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 1 hour

 

Penalty for wrong answer: 0.25 marks will be deducted for every question attempted wrong by a candidate. No deduction will be there in marks if a question is left unattempted or blank by a candidate.

 

SBI PO 2018 Mains Exam Pattern

 

SBI PO Mains Exam will be conducted on 4th August 2018. The Exam will be conducted online and will comprise of 4 sections namely Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation & General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness, English Language. The entire paper is to be completed in a time span of 3 hours. A descriptive paper will be conducted along with the above mentioned online test. It needs to be completed in a time span of 30 minutes and the maximum marks allotted to this test is 50

 

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
3 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
4 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hours

 

Penalty for wrong answer: 0.25 marks will be deducted for every question attempted wrong by a candidate in SBI PO Mains Exam. No deduction will be made in marks if a question is left unattempted or blank by a candidate in the exam.

 

Interview Process

 

A candidate who clears both the Prelims & Mains Exam of SBI PO 2018 will be further called for a GD-PI session wherein they will face a panel of selectors discussing on their past experience and questions related to General Knowledge and of the Banking Sector. It is essential for a candidate to clear the Interview Process in order to ensure their final selection in the SBI PO 2018 Exam. The qualifying marks for this round will be decided by the Bank and the marks alloted to these rounds are: Group Discussion – 20 marks, Interview – 30 marks

 

Final Selection

 

After a candidate has gone through Personal Interviews, a merit list will be prepared by State Bank of India wherein the candidate’s score of Mains Exam and Interview Round will be taken into account. Based on the score obtained by candidates and the available vacancies, a final cut-off marks will be declared. All candidates who clear the cut-off range will be granted the Appointment Letter by State Bank of India for the post of Probationary Officer.

 

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2018

To crack SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2018 exam it is very important to know the exam pattern in and out. Here is the exam pattern of SBI Clerk Prelims and SBI Clerk Mains exam:

SBI Junior Associates Preliminary Exam Pattern

 

Serial No. Section No. of Question Total Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

SBI Junior Associates Mains Exam Pattern

 

Serial Number Section No. of Question Total Marks Duration
1. General English 40 40 35 minutes
2. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
3. Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
4. General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 2 hours 40 minutes

 

SBI SO 2018 Exam Pattern

Special Management Executive & Deputy General Manager (Law) (both regular & contractual)

The selection process for the above mentioned posts will involve shortlisting and interview. The applications received will be shortlisted on the basis of candidate’s qualification, suitability, experience etc. The candidates will be awarded marks out of 50 and the qualifying marks inn Interview will be as decided by the State Bank of India. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category as stated.

Deputy Manager (Law)

The selection of candidates for the above mentioned post will be on the basis of online written test and interview process. The test will be conducted tentatively on 6th May 2018.

The pattern of the written test for the post of Deputy Manager (Law) is mentioned below:

 

Subjects No. of Questions Marks Duration
Reasoning 70 70 90 mins
English Language 50 50
Professional Knowledge 50 100 45 minutes
Exam Syllabus

SBI PO Syllabus 2018

SBI PO syllabus is much similar to that of any other bank exam. There are three major sections that a candidate needs to prepare to ace the preliminary exam. These are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. The sections have a wide range of topics on which questions are based. It is recommended that candidates must have a look at the previous year papers and know about the weightage of each topic.

 

SBI PO Preliminary Exam Syllabus:

 

The preliminary examination of SBI PO exam 2018 will comprise of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. Here is the detailed syllabus:

 

Reasoning Quantitative Ability English Language
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures &Alligations Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Miscellaneous
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Tabulation Data Interpretation
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood Relations Number Systems
Input Output Sequence & Series
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability

 

SBI PO Mains syllabus:

 

The Mains Examination of SBI PO exam 2018 will constitute of 4 sections: Reasoning + Computer Awareness, English Language, Data Analysis & General/Economy/Banking Awareness. The complete syllabus is discussed below:

 

Data Analysis Reasoning English Language General/Economy/ Banking Awareness Computer Awareness
Tabular Graph Verbal Reasoning Reading Comprehension Financial Awareness Internet
Line Graph Syllogism Grammar Current Affairs Memory
Pie Chart Circular Seating Arrangement Vocabulary General Knowledge Keyboard Shortcuts
Bar Graph Linear Seating Arrangement Verbal Ability Static Awareness Computer Abbreviation
Radar Graph Caselet Double Lineup Word Association Banking and Financial Awareness Microsoft Office
Missing Case DI Scheduling Sentence Improvement Computer Hardware
Let it Case DI Input Output Para Jumbles Computer Software
Data Sufficiency Blood Relations Cloze Test Operating System
Probability Directions and Distances Error Spotting Networking
Permutation and Combination Ordering and Ranking Fill in the blanks Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies
Data Sufficiency
Coding and Decoding
Code Inequalities
Course of Action
Critical Reasoning
Analytical and Decision Making

 

Besides the preliminary exam and the mains exam, an interview process is also conducted for candidates who qualify the first two phases of SBI PO exam.

The final merit list is made on the basis of marks obtained by a candidate in his/ her mains exam and interview process.

 

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2018

The syllabus for SBI Preliminary Exam and SBI Mains Exam is more or less the same with minute variation for SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2018 Exam. Candidates should have strong understanding of concepts in English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, Computer Knowledge and General Awareness.

 

Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Computer Knowledge English General Awareness
Simplification Machine Input/Output Basics of computer, different generations, hardware/software, etc. Reading comprehension including Synonyms and Antonyms Current Affairs – news on banking industry, awards and honors, books and authors,latest appointments, obituaries, new schemes of central and state governments, sports, etc.
Number Series Syllogism DBMS Sentence rearrangement or Para jumbles Static GK – country-capital, country-currency, headquarters of financial organizations (of insurance companies), constituencies of ministers, dance forms, nuclear and thermal power stations, etc.
Data Sufficiency Blood Relation Networking Sentence Correction/ Error Finding Banking/Financial terms
Data Interpretation Direction Sense Internet Spell Checks
Quadratic Equations Inequalities MS Office and Shortcuts used in MS Officers Fillers
Time and Work Puzzles – Seating Arrangement, Floor puzzle, etc. Input/output Devices, their types Cloze Test
Partnership Coding Decoding Important abbreviations
Profit and Loss Ranking
Mensuration Statement and Assumptions /Conclusions
Time, Distance and Speed – Trains, Boats n Streams
Simple and Compound interest
Mixture and Alligation
Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Averages

 

SBI SO 2018 Syllabus

 

Reasoning English
Classification Synonyms
Alphabet Test Antonyms
Eligibility Test Vocabulary
Analogy Cloze Test
Logical Sequence of Words Conclusion
Puzzle Test Verb
Alpha Numeric Sequence Puzzle  Comprehension
Inserting the Missing Character  Word Formation
Logic  Adverb
 Data Sufficiency  Error Correction
 Theme Detection  Theme detection
 Coding-Decoding  Grammar
 Logical Venn Diagrams Fill in the Blanks
Situation Reaction Test Articles
Statement – Arguments Unseen Passages
Series Completion Idioms & Phrases
Clocks & Calendars  Tenses
Direction Sense Test Passage Correction
Statement – Conclusions Idioms and Phrases
Arithmetical Reasoning Sentence Correction
 Mathematical Operations Passage Completion
Number, Ranking & Time Sequence Sentence Completion
Deriving Conclusions from Passages Subject-Verb Agreement
Sentence Rearrangement
Exam Dates

SBI PO 2018 Exam Dates 

 

Events Important Dates
Preliminary Exam Date 1st, 7th & 8th July 2018
Main Exam Date 4th August 2018

 

SBI Clerk 2018 Exam Dates

 

Events Important Dates
Preliminary Exam Date 23rd, 24th, and 30th of June 2018
Main Exam Date 5th August 2018

 

SBI SO 2018 Exam Dates

 

Events Important Dates
Written Exam 6th May 2018
About UPSC

Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT), a compulsory part of Civil Services Examination, that act as a screening test to Civil Services Main examination Conducted annually by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) of India. It is also known as Civil Services Preliminary Examination

Exam pattern

CSAT  Paper 1  Exam Pattern

Total Marks : 200 Marks

Duration: Two Hours

Number of Questions: 100

 

CSAT  Paper 2  Exam Pattern

Marking Scheme : Total 80 questions have 200 marks, thus each question is of 2.5 marks. There is a negative marking of 33% or 0.83 marks. A candidate needs to score a minimum of 33% in the CSAT Paper to qualify the UPSC Prelims Exam.

Total Marks : 200 Marks;

Duration: Two Hours;

Number of Questions: 80

Exam Syllabus

CSAT Paper 1 Syllabus

CSAT Paper I : 200 Marks; Duration: Two Hours; Number of Question

  • Current Affairs: Events of national and international importance
  • History of India and Indian National Movement
  • Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic geography of India and the World.
  • Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  • Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
  • General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change (no subject specialization required)
  • General Science

 

CSAT Paper 2 Syllabus

CSAT Paper II : 200 Marks; Duration: Two Hours; Number of Questions: 80

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision making and problem solving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude etc.) (Class X level), Data Interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. – Class X level)
  • English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level)
  • Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level. (will be tested through passages from English language only without providing Hindi translation)
Exam Date

UPSC CSAT Exam Date

 

Events Important Dates
Written Exam 2nd June 2019

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  • Plan for your education and job in tune with your personality and aptitude.
  • The tests apart from harnessing skills to qualify in exams is also a great tool for sharpening your mind and intellect and is a sure fun and stress buster for all. The abilities developed thus will make your mind more responsive an productive in any situation of life.

  • Their will be Sample Mock Test for practice.
  • Based on Practice Test Answers, their will be Counselling Session, either Online virtually or in person.
  • After Counselling their will be doubt solving session.
  • The aim is to help the person to discover himself or herself. To improve  the person to succeed in the competitive exams and overall in his or her  life mission. Hence the close interaction is a must.
  • A detailed test report will be given after the test and the counselling session will be either online or offline depending on location.

 

Address for In Person Session :

Vivekananda Prabodhini, Suvidyalaya, Vazira Naka, Borivali – West.

Anyone who is willing to appear for  SSC, UPSC, MPSC, IBPS, SBI Exams.

Supported Desktop Browsers
  • Internet Explorer (IE9)(IE10)(IE11)
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Safari
  • opera
Supported Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 7 (or higher)
  • OSX (Last two major releases)
  • Most Linux Distributions
Supported Mobile Operating Systems
  • iOS 9 (or higher)
  • Android 6.0 (or higher)
Supported Mobile Browsers
  • iOS : Default browsers in version 9 and above
  • Android : Default browser in version 6.0 and above
Browser settings
  • JavaScript must be enabled.
  • Cookies must be enabled.
  • Local Storage must be enabled.

Zoom System Requirements
  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
  • A webcam or HD webcam – built-in or USB plug-in
Supported Operating Systems
  • Mac OS X with MacOS 10.7 or later
  • MacOS 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) with limited functionality (Zoom version 3.6)
  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 or higher
  • Mint 17.1 or higher
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 or higher
  • Oracle Linux 6.4 or higher
  • CentOS 6.4 or higher
  • Fedora 21 or higher
  • OpenSUSE 13.2 or higher
  • ArchLinux (64-bit only)
Supported Browsers
  • Windows : IE7+,  Firefox,  Chrome,  Safari5+
  • Mac : Safari5+,  Firefox,  Chrome
  • Linux : Firefox, Chrome

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Course Curriculum

Coaching Session
Coaching for SSC, UPSC, MPSC, IBPS, SBI Exam – English Language 20:00:00
Doubt Solving Session
Live Session with Dr Narendra Joshi 01:00:00
Follow Up Session
Live Session with Dr Narendra Joshi 01:00:00

Course Mentor

Dr Narendra Joshi

Dr Narendra Joshi

Dr Narendra Joshi, Dean Academics of Jylek Enterprises LLP and also Project director of Vivekananda Prabodhini, a project in mentoring students for all types of Competitive Exams especially for IAS, IPS, IFS cadre (UPSC), MPSC, Banking, Defence and Insurance.

He is a masters in Engineering and PhD in Sri Aurobindo Studies with his research in philosophy and futurology of Artificial Intelligence.

He also has several certifications in Management, entrepreneurship and Quantitative techniques from ISB, IIM-A, NEN. Dr. Narendra has authored several papers, articles and a book and has a research, academic and industrial experience of more than 25 years.

He is a trained facilitator and counsellor who has provided counselling and mentoring to several students and professionals so far.