IBPS, SBI & RBI Exams
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SBI is the largest bank in India with nearly 13,000 branches. All other public sector banks have grown well in the respective areas of their operation. IBPS is the parent organization which holds selection for executive and clerical level posts in public sector banks.
RBI is an iconic institution entrusted with the responsibility of regulating the working of all banking institutions of all types in the country. It has own cadre of officers directly recruited through an annual two-tier examination.
Both SBI and IBPS follow a 3 tier structure of examination as per the details are given below.
Syllabus & Exam Pattern
IBPS/SBI PO Exam Pattern
IBPS PO 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/SBI PO Preliminary Exam Pattern
The IBPS/SBI 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.
|Sr. No.||Subjects||No. of questions||Marks||Time|
|1||Quantitative Aptitude||35||35||1 hour total|
IBPS/SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern
IBPS/SBI 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 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 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|
|English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)||2||25||English||30 minutes|
IBPS/SBI PO Syllabus
To ace IBPS PO exam, it is really necessary to know the detailed IBPS PO Syllabus. The syllabus is a bit different for IBPS PO Preliminary Exam and IBPS PO Mains Exam. Let’s have a look at the syllabus of both these phases of IBPS PO Exam:
IBPS/SBI PO Preliminary Exam Syllabus
IBPS PO Preliminary Exam is the primary selection round of IBPS PO Exam. Candidates who clear the preliminary exam are eligible to appear for the mains exam. The Preliminary Exam of IBPS PO comprises of three major sections: Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.
|English Language||Quantitative Ability||Reasoning|
|Reading Comprehension||Simplification||Logical Reasoning|
|Cloze Test||Profit & Loss||Alphanumeric Series|
|Para jumbles||Mixtures & Allegations||Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test|
|Miscellaneous||Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices||Data Sufficiency|
|Fill in the blanks||Work & Time||Coded Inequalities|
|Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting||Time & Distance||Seating Arrangement|
|Paragraph Completion||Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere||Puzzle|
|Ratio & Proportion, Percentage||Syllogism|
|Number Systems||Blood Relations|
|Sequence & Series||Input Output|
|Permutation, Combination &Probability||Coding Decoding|
IBPS PO Mains Exam Syllabus
The mains exam is the important phase of IBPS PO Exam. Maximum weightage is given to score obtained by candidate in IBPS PO Mains Exam in the final selection to the post of Probationary Officer. The Mains Examination of IBPS PO exam consists of 4 + 1 sections: Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, English Language, Quantitative, Aptitude & General Awareness. Just like SBI PO, IBPS has introduced a descriptive paper in its mains exam for selection of candidates to the post of Probationary officer.
|Quantitative Aptitude||General Awareness||Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||English Language|
|Simplification||Financial Awareness||Verbal Reasoning||Internet||Reading Comprehension|
|Percentage||General Knowledge||Circular Seating Arrangement||Keyboard Shortcuts||Grammar|
|Ratio and Percentage||Linear Seating Arrangement||Computer Abbreviation||Verbal Ability|
|Data Interpretation||Double Lineup||Microsoft Office|
|Mensuration and Geometry||Scheduling||Computer Hardware|
|Quadratic Equation||Input Output||Computer Software|
|Interest||Blood Relations||Operating System|
|Problems of Ages||Directions and Distances||Networking|
|Profit and Loss||Ordering and Ranking||Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies|
|Number Series||Data Sufficiency|
|Speed, Distance and Time||Coding and Decoding|
|Time and Work||Code Inequalities|
|Permutation and Combination|
|Mixture and Allegations|
RBI Exam Pattern
RBI Grade B 2018 Exam Pattern
RBI Grade B 2018 Exam will be conducted in three phases: Phase-I exam, phase-II exam and interview process. Candidates are required to clear all the three phases in order to get a confirmed post as a Grade B Officer in Reserve Bank of India.
|Subject||No. Of Questions||Marks|
|Name of the Paper||Type of the Paper||Time (Mins)||Marks|
|Paper I Economic & Social Issues||Objective Type||90||100|
|Paper II English (Writing Skills)||Descriptive (to be typed with the help of keyboard)||90||100|
|Paper III Finance & Management||Objective Type||90||100|
Pattern of Coaching & Fees of IBPS/SBI PO exam
We provide a 6 month coaching program for IBPS/SBI PO exam examination with two classes being held every day from Monday to Friday.
The maths and logic class would generally be held between 3 PM and 5 PM either preceded or followed by the class in English/General Awareness.
The fees is Rs 15,000 for a 6 month course. Registration is to be done with Rs 8,000 and the balance amount of Rs 7000 is to be paid within 45 days of registration being done.
Plenty of study material would be provided during the exam tests will be done on every alternate Saturday.
There is a rebate of 20% on the entire fees for the exam being paid in advance. The aspirants will save Rs 3,000 in this manner and will need to pay only Rs 12,000.
Pattern of Coaching & Fees of RBI Grade ‘B’ exam
There is an additional fees of Rs 10,000 for the RBI Grade B exam. This fees is levied for giving coaching in post graduate level economics on the pattern of UGC NET examination in economics.
It would be appreciated that the aspirants who may be having diverse academic background such as B.tech or MA in English literature or History or MSc in Botany etc. would have to be given coaching in UGS NET level economics by holding at least 60 lectures over a period of 6 months, over and above the IBPS/SBI PO pattern to make them qualify through the tier 2 examination for the interview at the tier 3 stage.
Out of this fees of Rs 25,000 Rs 15,000/- will have to be paid at the time of registration and the balance of Rs 10,000 in two equal installments of Rs 5000 each in next two successive months.
There is a rebate of 20% on the entire fees for the exam being paid in advance. The aspirants will save Rs 5,000 in this manner and will need to pay only Rs 20,000.
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