The new examination scheme to be followed by IBPS for selection of personal for Clerical Cadre posts has got uniformity. It will have Reasoning; English Language; Numerical Ability, General Awareness (with special reference to Banking Industry) and Computer Knowledge as test components. The uniformity of exam leaves no space for weaknesses, as no option remains but well preparedness. It demands elaboration. A minute visualisation of the new approach adopted by 20 Public Sector Banks brings to the fore two salient points ” uniformity of exam (both Written Test and Interview) and call from an Individual Bank for job. William Shakespeare writes : There is a tide in the affairs of men, which, taken at the flood, leads on the fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and a miseries. There is a tide in the affairs of this exam and there is a great opportunity to promote a good fortune through a powerful key that opens the doors.
TEST OF REASONING
Under this section questions based on Verbal and Non-Verbal types are asked. The syllabus might include :
Verbal:Analogy,Classification , Word formation , Series , Alphabet , Ranking /Arrangement , Coding & Decoding , Blood Relation , Distance and Direction , Symbol & Notation , Password , Syllogism , Statement and Conclusion , Scheduled Day or Date , Mathematical problem , Data Sufficiency , Problem Solving: Data Analysis. Non Verbal: , Series , Analogy , Classification , Finding the Missing Figure.
Now question arises how to master the reasoning subject for the above said exam. You can rely upon books published by KiranPrakashan Pvt. Ltd. KiranPrakashan has published Kiran Competitive Reasoning in Hindi Medium (Price Rs. 275).
TEST OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE
The questions in this section may be asked from the following topics : , Passage Comprehension , Common Errors , Sentence Improvement , Fill in the blanks , Cloze Test , Paragraph Rearrangement , Antonyms and Synonyms.
You can prepare General English with the help of following books : Kirans Competitive General English (Price Rs. 295), Kiran Competitive General English-Hindi Medium (Price Rs. 255), Kiran s Common Errors in English- English Medium (Price Rs. 225), Kiran s Common errors in English-Hindi Medium (Price Rs. 175), Kiran s Idioms and Phrases (Price Rs. 145), Kiran Standard English Grammar (Price Rs. 99). These books cater to the needs of competitive exams of today
TEST OF NUMERICAL ABILITY
In the Test of Numerical Ability, 40 questions would be asked. Every question will have five multiple answer choices. Though the syllabus is not well-defined in these competitive examinations, yet the questions asked in various previous Bank Clerk Exams themselves define the nature, standard etc. of the test. A minute observation of questions reveals that about 50% of them are based on Simplification, while other 50% of questions are based on chapters of HCF & LCM, Average, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Ratio & Proportion, Alligation or Mixture, Partnership, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Area of Plane Figures, Volume, Number Series, Probability and Quadratic Equations &Inequations. Generally, the questions are concept based. They need little effort to be solved. Some topics appear new to students with non-mathematical background. For example, topics like, Probability is certainly out of the scope of Arithmetic. This is the gift of hard competition and demand of time. Some topics are nothing but an enlargement of scope of Arithmetic and use of Arithmetical tools like Percentage, Average, Ratio etc. However our study material deals with each topic in detail that will certainly improve the level of understanding.
You can prepare for numerical ability with following books :-
Text book of Quickest Mathematics”English(Price Rs. 325), Text book of Quickest Mathematics ”Hindi(Price Rs. 295)
TEST OF GENERAL AWARENESS with special reference to Banking Industry
A specialty needs expertise and acumen. Underlining this fact a student need targeted study material and according we have provided well-suited, skillfully knitted and upgraded study material and collection of objective type questions. As these questions embrace the essence of importance within themselves, they have been provided with correct answers. A candidate is to work in banks, and hence the glow of banking industry should never be left unheeded. Banking industry is today poised for high growth. The trajectory of its role in modern era has enormously been enlarged. The ramification enshrines a variety of functions. Thus there is plenty to know about. Hence utmost care has been taken while preparing questions that no part of it is left unattended. As butter is the ingredient of milk, these questions bear the same essence. Only standard and practicable questions have been arranged that are certainly not the pile of questions to show the number alone and make the book voluminous.
TEST OF Computer Knowledge.
Indeed this technology has brought revolution in every walk of life. Banking industry too is not untouched of it. The application of computer has got a wide acceptability. It provides speed and accuracy in performance. Never forget, speed and accuracy is the keystone of success in today s competition too. You are to provide acceptability to these two gems to decorate your tomorrow. When computer is so important, then a candidate is necessarily required to have an acquaintance with it. That is why the questions based on this topic have been integral to the test component of Bank Clerk Exams for years though not as a separate entity in many Bank Clerical Exams. The CWE will have 40 Objective type questions based on Computer Knowledge. A well-suited compilation of questions opens the window for readers to get expertise in this section. Plenty of questions in format of model sets provide opportunity for a sincere candidate to acquire a deep knowledge of the various topics of subject. Every detail of concerned topic has been dealt with elegantly. They bear resemblance with the standard, gravity and nature of questions asked in previous Banking sector Exams. The clarity of presentation eases comprehension for those who are new to this subject.
You can prepare Computer Knowledge with the help of following books:-
Computer Knowledge and Literacy ”Hindi(Price Rs 155), Computer Knowledge and Literacy ”English(Price Rs 175), Objective Questions on Computer Knowledge and Literacy ”Hindi(Price Rs 85), Objective Questions on Computer Knowledge and Literacy ”English(Price Rs 85).
PREPARE YOURSELF TO STRIKE FINAL PUNCH-THE COMMON BANK INTERVIEW
When you will get selected in the written test, you would be asked to appear for a Common Interview by IBPS. It is the last rung of the ladder to touch the TOP. Interview is a measuring rod of your personality; your ability to respond to a situation in the nick of time; your attitude for the happenings around you and above all your view and vision for behavioural approach. Indeed it is opportune to be prepared heart and soul for this component of test that proves the proverb œAll is well that ends well?.
As the means decide the end, your means should be precise for a good end. KiranPrakashan s presentations- Kiran s Bank Interview (Price Rs. 125) in English medium and Kiran Bank Sakshatkar Mein SaphaltaKaisePayen (Price Rs. 99.75) in Hindi Medium “ will proved of utmost utility. In both these books, there are real interviews of successful candidates and Model Interviews. A candidate gets acquainted with the nature of interview, expected questions to be asked and more importantly the stream of process one should be abreast of. These books will certainly improve your confidence level in your pursuit of excellence. The gap to destination is bridged.