Thursday, 5 May 2016

Learn to solve Profit and Loss questions in Bank Exams


Successful performance in an aptitude test that includes Arithmetic Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and English Language is the starting point for those who wish to clear their bank exams.

The section on Quantitative Aptitude includes problems on Profit and Loss. The video presentation by Rohit Agarwal, a grand-master in transferring knowledge in the field of mathematics shows viewers quick and easy way to solve one such problem from Profit and Loss.

At the Outset

In this video (we will come to that shortly) Rohit Agarwal begins by defining the basic content of the question type that will be faced by career builders. This, in a nutshell, is what he says, “In this type of profit and loss problem, either the selling price of the two articles or the cost price of the  two articles will be the same and the profit percentage on one article will be same as the loss percentage on the other. Students will be required to work out the overall profit or loss on the transaction”.

An Example

A shopkeeper bought two ceiling fans for Rs.800/- each. He sold one fan at a profit of 12% and the second fan at a loss of 12%. What was the overall profit or loss on the transaction? The video uses conventional methodology to arrive at the solution but at the end there is a welcome surprise for learners.

The conclusion contains an axiom through which viewers will derive immense benefit and long term value that goes far beyond mere quantitative aptitude tests for bank exams.

The Solution

The video explains elaborately that a profit percentage of 12% translates to sale price equal to 112% of the cost price – that means the first fan has been sold for Rs. 896/- (112% of the cost price of Rs. 800). Similarly, loss percentage of 12% means that second fan has been sold at 88% of its cost price – that means, the second fan has been sold for Rs. 704/- (88% of the cost price of Rs. 800/-). The total selling price of two fans works out to Rs. 1,600/- (Rs. 896/- plus Rs. 704/-). Total cost price is given – Rs. 1,600/- (Rs. 800/- plus Rs. 800/-). The answer to the problem is that there is no profit, no loss on the transaction.

Conclusion

Whenever you come across a problem in which cost price of two articles is same and profit percentage on one is equal to the loss percentage on the other, you do not need to solve the problem. The answer will always be – no profit, no loss. Remember that this axiom holds good only if the stated conditions are met. Otherwise, you have to work out the solution in the conventional manner.


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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS.

2,200 SBI PO JOBS UP FOR THE TAKING.


The wait is finally over as State Bank of India (SBI), one of the oldest Public Sector banks in India, has released its recruitment notification for Probationary Officers. Nearly 2,200 (including backlog and reserved) vacancies have been announced. So, for all those wishing to secure high paying jobs in this Government bank, the time has come to pull up your socks and get ready to apply and start preparing.

Important Dates
  • Online Registration: May 4 to 24, 2016
  • Preliminary Exam: July 2, 3, 9  and 10, 2016
  • Main Exam: July 31, 2016
  • Final results: September 30, 2016

Eligibility Criteria
  • Graduates (or completing the graduation before 31.8.2016)
  • Age between 21-30 years as on April 1, 2016 (Relaxations: OBC- 3 years, SC/ST- 5 years)
  • So far not taken SBI PO exam for more than 3 times  (for General), 6 times (for OBC) and no limit (for SC/ST)
Here, it should be noted that the notification mentions that if by any chance, aspirants are found to be loan defaulters, they would not be considered for the SBI PO recruitment.

Selection Procedure
The selection process of SBI consists of 3 phases:
  1. Phase 1: Preliminary Examination
  2. Phase 2: Main Examination
  3. Phase 3: Group Discussion and Personal Interview
Phase 1: Preliminary Examination of SBI PO 2016 will be an objective test for 100 marks which will be conducted online. These marks will not be added to the final score. This test will be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 sections as follows:


S. No.
Name of Test
No. of Questions
Marks
Duration
1
English Language
30
30
1 hour
2
Quantitative Aptitude
35
35
3
Reasoning Ability
35
35

Total
100
100



Phase 2: The Main Examination of SBI PO 2016 Exam consists of 2 sections:

  1. Objective test for 200 marks with time duration of three hours and 
  2. Descriptive test for 50 marks with time duration of 30 minutes.
Both the objective and descriptive tests will be conducted online. In objective test of Main Exam of SBI Bank PO Exam, there will be four sections namely, English Language; General Awareness, Marketing & Computer; Data Analysis & Interpretation and Reasoning with equal weightage i.e., 50 marks. Immediately after completion of the objective test, descriptive test will be administered. The descriptive test will be for 30 minutes duration with 50 marks. It will be a test of English Language. Descriptive Test papers of only those candidates will be evaluated who score qualifying marks in the objective test.

Phase 3: Based on the marks secured in Phase 2, candidates will be called for Group Discussion and Personal Interview and the final selection will be announced considering the scores in Phase 2 and 3.

Registration Process
The registration/application fee is Rs. 600 for General /Other category and Rs. 100 for SC/ST category to be paid on or before May 24, 2016 through online mode only. 

How to prepare to Succeed?
After completing the registration process, the next stage will be the exam preparation stage. To help you prepare well for the SBI PO 2016, institutes like TalentSprint are ready to extend all their help. It is the only institute that can offer the maximum success rate. Nearly 65 per cent of candidates who trained with TalentSprint in 2015 secured good jobs with top banks. TalentSprint faculty are renowned for their teaching methodology delivered LIVE Online and through recorded Video Lessons. They also offer Video Lessons in a Pendrive for candidates who want more convenience without Internet. So, don't wait. Act fast and get ready to face the SBI PO 2016.
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FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS. 2,200 SBI PO JOBS UP FOR THE TAKING.

The wait is finally over as State Bank of India (SBI), one of the oldest Public Sector banks in India, has released its recruitment notification for Probationary Officers. Nearly 2,200 (including backlog and reserved) vacancies have been announced.
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Friday, 29 April 2016

TSTET 2016 has been postponed

The Telangana TET 2016 which was supposed to be held on 1st May 2016 has been postponed. An official stated that “The Telangana government has postponed the TET exam due to the reason that all the private colleges and schools have decided to boycott the TET exam. The exam will be conducted before 20th may 2016 and the official new date will be announced in next 2 to 3 days. All the candidates can still download their hall ticket from the official website.

This has happened because of a decision by Telangana State Government to inspect all Private Educational Institutes to maintain certain standards in their respective institutions. Private colleges' JAC are against the government decision and therefore are not supporting TET and EAMCET examinations, till the TS govt cancels the inspection in their institutions. With this reason the TS govt has been postponed the exam. Now the TS govt is planning to conduct the TET 2016 with the help of government aided institutions. 
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Thursday, 28 April 2016

How to prepare for SBI Clerk Exam 2016 in 2 months


The much awaited SBI Clerk 2016 Notification has been announced for this year. The time period for online registration and payment of fees is April 5 to April 28 , 2016. The Preliminary Exam will be held tentatively in May/June 2016 and Main Examination in June 2016. This means, not much time is left for the preparation.

Preparation Tips for SBI Clerk 2016
If you are aiming for a respectable banking job, then you should start your preparation for SBI Clerk Exam 2016 right away and get the early starters' advantage. We share some tips for cracking SBI Clerk 2016 in 2 months.
  • Know the syllabus thoroughly: Knowing the right syllabus is the first most important tip as you cannot start your preparation for the exam without knowing the complete and updated syllabus of the exam. If you know the syllabus, then you will be able to make a neat timetable by covering all the subjects and select the appropriate study material. So, you need to go through the syllabi of all the subjects of SBI Clerks Exam. .
  • Prepare a timetable: While the bad news is that time flies by, the good news is that you are the pilot of your own time. So, you need to set deadlines for yourself and make a good time table. The key is not to prioritize what is on your schedule but to schedule your priorities as per the time available.
  • Every subject is important: Always remember that every subject is important and you need to give proper time to all of them. If you are good at Quantitative Aptitude  or English, do not take your knowledge for granted and practice these subjects well. For English, read newspapers and practice grammar. For Quantitative Aptitude and Numerical Ability, focus on improving your calculation ability and practice lot of questions, for Reasoning ability, focus on 5 marks questions like Arrangements, Machine Input-Output, Syllogisms, Coded Inequalities, etc and practice well on the correct approach to solve such questions. For General Awareness, prepare notes of important news (political, social as well as economic) and current  affairs and revise them regularly.
  • Practice to perfection: Practice is the key to success in all the competitive exams and SBI Clerk 2016 is no exception. Hence, ensure that you practice rigorously and improve your chances of selection.  The more you practice, the more will be your understanding of the subject. Practice previous year's question papers, sample papers and attempt mock tests.
  • Learn to read faster and better: The general awareness section has questions from current affairs. Keep up with a number of newspapers, magazines and books to get an overview of the events in the country and around the world. Reading also helps in the English and essay writing and marketing aptitude sections.
  • Learn time management: Speed and time management play a major role in the competitive exams. If you know how to manage time, then you will be able to solve maximum  questions easily in the  allotted limited time period.
  • Develop positive attitude: The most important thing is to have a positive attitude while preparing for exams. Nothing is impossible if you put your heart and soul into it.
Finally, here is a format which you can use to build up your study plan for 8 Weeks.

Sample Format
Week
Numerical Ability
Reasoning
English
Week 1
Simplifications and Approximations, Number Series, etc
Coding & Decoding, Coded Inequalities, etc
Grammar
Week 2
Arithmetic ( Ratios, Time & Work etc.)
Arrangements, Complex Assignments, etc
Reading comprehension, Vocabulary
Week 3
Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency
Syllogism, Blood relations etc
Cloze tests, Para jumbles etc

In this way, continue up to 8 weeks and develop a proper study plan. You can also add the number of hours within each sub-section indicating the priority and weightage of each of the subjects based on your current level of preparation and your areas of strength and weaknesses.

Take expert's help
While the above-mentioned preparation tips will surely help you, there is always the need for expert guidance and for that you can bank on trainers at TalentSprint. The experts at the institute can help you sail successfully through SBI Clerk 2016. So, gear up as who knows that SBI Clerk 2016 may help you land a respectable banking job this year.
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How to prepare for SBI Clerk Exam 2016 in 2 months

The much awaited SBI Clerk 2016 Notification has been announced for this year. The time period for online registration and payment of fees is April 5 to April 28 , 2016.
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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

5 Highlights of SBI Clerk Notification 2016

SBI Clerk

SBI, the largest Public Sector Banks in India is on the rolls yet again with SBI Clerk Notification 2016. With the SBI Clerk Notification 2016 out, all the details about SBI Clerk 2016 are available. We throw light on 5 important highlights of SBI Clerk Notification 2016.

1. SBI Clerk Notification Dates: The first and foremost thing that the SBI Clerk Notification 2016 mentions is the important dates. The time period for online registration and payment of fees is April 5th to 28th, 2016. The Preliminary Exam will be held in May/June 2016 and Main Examination in June 2016.

2. Eligibility Criteria: The other important highlight of SBI Clerk Notification 2016 is the eligibility criteria.

    a. For Junior Associates, the essential educational qualification required is Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government.

    b. For Junior Agricultural Associates, the qualification needed is Graduation in Agriculture or Agriculture allied activities from a Government recognised University/Institute.

    c. The age limit is 20-28 years as on April 1, 2016 (+3 years for OBC, +5 years for SC/ST).

3. Selection Procedure: The 3rd most important highlight of SBI Clerk Notification 2016 is the selection procedure. It mentions that the selection process of SBI Clerk 2016 will consist of on-line tests (Preliminary and Main Examinations), a test of official and/or local language and interview, subject to Government of India approval.

    a. Phase-I: Preliminary Examination will be conducted online and it will consist of an Objective Test for 100 marks. This test of 1-hour duration will consist 3 sections i.e., English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. Candidates qualifying in each of the three tests by securing passing marks will be shortlisted for the Main Examination.

    b. Phase II: The structure of Main Examination (online objective type) would be as follows
Name of the Test
No. of Questions
Marks
Duration
General / Financial Awareness
50
50
35 Minutes
General English
40
40
35 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude
50
50
45 Minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude
50
60
45 Minutes
Total
190
200
2 Hours 40 Minutes

    
    c. Phase III: Candidates qualified in the test (Main Examination) will be called for interview (subject to Government of India approval) in the ratio of maximum 3 candidates for each vacancy. 

    d. Test of knowledge of official and/or local language: The notification mentions that those who produce 10th standard mark sheet/certificate evidencing having studied official (local) language will not be subjected to any Language Test. However, in the case of others, language test will be conducted at the time of interview (if the interview is held)/before final selection (if the interview is not held).

4. Registration process: In the SBI Clerk Notification 2016, there are details about the registration process as well. For this, aspirants need to fill the online application form available at ‘Careers’ page on sbi.co.in.  After filling the details, aspirants need to upload their recent photo and signature and lastly complete payment by Debit Card, Credit Card or Net Banking.

5. Application fee and intimation charges: As per the notification, the registration/application fee is Rs.600 for General/OBC category and Rs.100 for others.

The step further
So dear aspirants, time has come to pull up your socks and take the plunge! To help you prepare well for the SBI Clerk 2016, do take a look at Institutes like TalentSprint who have helped many students clear Bank exams. So, what are you waiting for?
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5 Highlights of SBI Clerk Notification 2016

SBI, the largest Public Sector Banks in India is on the rolls yet again with SBI Clerk Notification 2016. With the SBI Clerk Notification 2016 out, all the details about SBI Clerk 2016 are available. We throw light on 5 important highlights of SBI Clerk Notification 2016.
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Friday, 22 April 2016

TS TET 2016 Hall Tickets are released

The Telangana State Government has activated the link for the TS TET Hall Ticket download link. The TS TET hall ticket which is scheduled to be released on 20th April, according to the  notification has been postponed to 23rd April 2016. The reason stated is the strike by the private college’s JAC. But unexpectedly the Telangana government has been activated the link to download the hall ticket from today 4.00pm onwards. All the candidates can download the hall ticket from the official website given below.

Official website: http://tstet.cgg.gov.in/#
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Thursday, 21 April 2016

TS TET Hall Tickets Postponed to 23rd April 2016

The TS TET hall tickets which are scheduled to be released on the 20th April 2016 are postponed for two days. Downloading of Hall Tickets will be resumed from 23rd April 2016 onward. This sudden issue is due to the strike from the private college’s JAC. The private college’s JAC is fighting with the Telangana Government on some demands, the private college’s JAC has already said that they would not cooperate in any of the entrance exams that are scheduled in the Telangana State.

The Telangana TET 2016 exam is to be conducted on 01st May, 2016. Approximately 3.74 Lac  members applied for the exam. According to the notification the Hall Tickets has to be released by 5.00pm on 20th April 2016. All the applied candidates were eagerly waiting to download the Hall Ticket. Finally the Hall ticket download link has been appeared and just rested for only 10 mins. In just 10 mins the link has been replaced with an alert saying “ Hall Ticket downloading option will resume from 23rd April 2016”. In this 10 mins of time about 8000 candidates had downloaded their Hall Tickets. The rest can download from 23rdApril from the given official website.

Official Website:    http://tstet.cgg.gov.in/
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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

A Crystal Clear Way to Understand Blood Relations for SBI Clerks Exam


This video presentation by Rohit Agarwal is an eye-opener into the subject matter of blood relationships in the context of answering the questions on the same in SBI PO/Clerk exams.  The topic seems, at first glance, mundane and leaves you wondering about the need for professional instructions. But, sample this problem.

Richa is the only daughter of Arjun’s father’s wife’s mother-in-law’s daughter’s only brother. How is Arjun related to Richa?

These are the kind of convoluted statements that career builders will be confronted with in the competitive examinations that are to be cracked prior to beginning a banking career.

The video simplifies the resolution of such problems.  Essentially, the video reduces relationships to two broad spectra – ancestral and through marriage.

It also introduces students to terms such as ‘siblings’ – children of the same biological parents, ‘spouse’ to refer to the partner in a marital relationship, etc.

In fact, the video travels beyond the scope of the curriculum to even advise learners to refrain from using terms such as cousin-brother or cousin-sister which are not an accepted part of the defined relationship structure. These are the kind of add-ons that make the inputs from these videos unique and comprehensive. To view the video that will help you score well in your SBI PO exam click here.

The expert advice of Rohit Agarwal is to reduce relationship problems to just two dimensions – gender and generational difference. Together, with the system of notations and interpretation of symbols, the learner is equipped to solve relationship problems in bidirectional mode - given the key – from a described relationship to selection of the applicable equation that defines the relationship and from a given equation to selection of the appropriate relationship that satisfies the equation in conformity with the defined key.

You will find all of this and much more on http://www.talentsprint.com/bank, the site to begin building your banking career. The treasure includes 466 videos, 100s of online tests (full length/topic tests/section tests), LIVE  doubt clarifications sessions, LIVE Refresher sessions covering previous papers,, and ebooks.

And just how is Arjun related to Richa?  Once you are armed with the knowledge delivered by the video, it’s a piece of cake. Arjun is Richa’s brother. How? Watch this video now


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How to apply for SBI Clerks Exam 2016?

SBI Clerk 2016
With the State Bank of India (SBI), one of the oldest public sector banks in India, releasing its recruitment notification for Junior Associates (Customer Support and Sales) and Junior Agricultural Associates in Clerical cadre, the time has come for the aspirants to pull up their socks and take the plunge and aim towards their golden Banking Career.

The registration for SBI Clerk 2016 has already begun from April 5, 2016, and the last date to apply is April 28, 2016. Let’s take a look at the application procedure for SBI Clerk 2016.

Eligibility criteria

Essential educational qualification:
  • For Junior Associates: Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government.
  • For Junior Agricultural Associates: Graduation in Agriculture or Agriculture allied activities from a Government recognised University/Institute.
Those who are in the final semester/ year of Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview/joining, they will have to produce proof of having passed the Graduation Examination on or before June 30, 2016.

Age Limit:  28 Years as on April 1, 2016.

Prerequisites

  • Valid and active Email id, as through this, the bank will communicate with you for call letter, results, suggestions or advice.
  • Another thing to keep handy is a digital scanned copy of passport size photograph and signature.

Registration process

Click here for new registration process

Once you click on that, a screen will appear to brief you about important points like age, qualification criteria, payment options, fees, etc. Click on ‘Continue’ to start the process.

To help you with the step by step application process for SBI Clerks Exam 2016, TalentSprint’s presents an exclusive video on  “How to apply for SBI Clerks Exam 2016? by Sylvia Fiona, Expert Trainer, TalentSprint. Watch this video so see how to apply for SBI Clerk 2016. All the best!





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How to apply for SBI Clerks Exam 2016?

The application procedure for SBI Clerk 2016 cannot get any easier. Here is a video of the application procedure.
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