Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Python – Most Popular Programming Language

Python is a high-level programming language which is on the top of young engineers’ minds. It has gained a significant recognition in the recent years. In this video, Sridhar K, Sr. VP TalentSprint talks to Asokan Pichai, the Head of Learning and Development at TalentSprint about the rapid adoption of Python programming language. Asokan has been in the field of Software Programming and Training for over 25 years. With the experience as a practitioner in Python, he speaks about Python and its wonders in various domains.


Though it appears Python is a new language, it is hard to believe it is contemporary of Java. The first version of Python was launched in 1991. But the reason for it to be in limelight these days is its usage in top notch companies around the world. The popularity for this general-purpose language has grown so much that 8 out of 10 foreign universities are now teaching the ‘Fundamentals of Programming in Python’ to young undergraduates.

Python, designed by Guido van Rossum, is rated as the most popular Programming Language in 2013 and 2014. Asokan attributes this victory to Python’s flexibility and code readability. True to his words, Python emphasizes on readability of code and provides lenience in terms of syntax. Also it supports lesser lines of code when compared to its neighboring languages.

These are just some of the famous companies that use Python:
  • Google uses an Internal Code Review System written in Python
  • NASA uses Python
  • YouTube, the video-sharing website is written in Python
  • ‘Star Wars’ movie - visual effects creator Industrial Light and Magic manages its digital assets using Python
  • Dropbox, the free software for sharing and accessing your documents anywhere, is written in Python
The features of Python that give it an upper hand over others are:
  • Python stands as the top programming language for Scientific and Engineering Computation. Python’s ‘easy to learn and use’ feature and rich libraries makes it the most used language, says Asokan. It helps scientists and engineers to focus on the domain tasks. Without getting bogged down with issues like syntax.
  • Python is a cross-platform language. Its variants Jython runs on a Java Platform, while C Python is a general version. There is IronPython on the CLR.
  • Its rich libraries reduce the man hours enormously for writing code.
  • Python stands out among other languages as it addresses the issues of readbility and maintainability better than the other languages.
  • Python is the go-to-language to implement Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC), the new IT architecture. Its varied requirement like statics, display, web services can all be achieved using a single – Python.
With many youngsters venturing into IT, energy is on flow towards Python. It is highly recommended for students who:
  • Are joining in Undergraduate courses in US. Prior knowledge would be an added advantage before the Course starts
  • Are passionate about Code Engineering; as it involves simple designing, calculation, computation
  • Are passionate about Web Development
TalentSprint is actively inculcating Python in the courses offered. The first module of Software Programming is taught using Python. Also TalentSprint is introducing Online Courses that help IT aspirants to reach master this top programming language. TalentSprint is often selected by top companies to conduct induction training to their employees.

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You Own Your Journey to Success

“You own your journey to success”, says Michael Kasprowicz, the former Australian Test cricketer and is a Board Director, Cricket Australia. He is a right arm fast bowler, effective outfielder and lower order batsman for Australian and England County teams. Fondly known as Kasper, he is renowned for his contribution to Australia’s success against India in 2004, which was Australia’s first victory in Test Series after 34 years. 
He came to be known as the "Subcontinent Specialist" for his unique ability to generate considerable amounts of pace from subdued tracks and in the process picking up regular wickets. In the chat with Sridhar K, Sr. VP at TalentSprint Kasper, shares the secrets of his successful career as a cricketer. Kasper is on a trip to India, said he loves visiting India and calls Hyderabad a home away from home.

As an advice to Indian youth who are looking for exciting careers, Kasper said, “Follow your goal and live your dream.” He started playing cricket during his high school days and made his debut for Queensland Cricket County at the age of 17 in 1989. And he never looked back after getting selected for the international cricket team for the Test Series against West Indies in 1996. He was Australia’s fast bowler for the next 10 years and was the part of Mumbai Champs team in the Indian Cricket League. The two lessons that he said cricket taught him are: You’re the in-charge of your journey. So, find the right way and proceed. Always put your best.

Kasper’s desire to learn did not end after his triumph as a cricketer. He feels there are always ways to improve ourselves, to find and reach them opens up new opportunities. With this perspective, after his reign on the cricket grounds, he pursued MBA at University of Queensland, Brisbane.

As an answer to Sridhar’s question which among Talent and Hard-work is most important, Kasper emphasizes the need for continuous Hard Work. While he believes that Talent can put you ahead in a crowd, it is continuous hard work on the other hand that makes a professional. Hard work though not enjoyable to you or evident to others, lets you reap the best results. For instance, watching Sachin Tendulkar play on ground is a sheer pleasure and a professional like him makes tasks seem easy. But it is the off-ground practice that made him perfect.

When asked about ‘Luck’, Kasper quips saying that only losing teams talk about luck. He believes hard work brings success and luck is just another hypothetical term. Talking about the India’s current Test Cricket form in the tour to England, he says on a lighter note that ‘Luck’ is not the reason for that. As a sportsperson, he explains how certain factors like weather, pitch etc. affect the performance and how one has to learn from mistakes. Acknowledging the quality of players in the Indian Cricket Team, be believes that the team will be back in shape to compete with Australia in the Gavaskar Border Trophy.

Admiring the trainees’ choice of TalentSprint and wishing them best luck for their future endeavors, Kasper signs off.

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Friday, 5 September 2014

SBI Associate Banks PO Recruitment Notification for 2014-15

By Sridhar K

The long awaited SBI Associate PO notification is finally out after 2012. Though it has come out later than expected, it has come out at a right time when Bank Aspirants are already preparing for a slew of bank exams (SBI, IBPS and now SBI Associates) enabling one to get the best out of one’s preparation.


You Own Your Journey: You can, if you decide that you want to succeed, you will definitely be able to succeed. In this context, we would like to present to you leading Australian Cricketer Michael Kasprowicz who shared his insights and experience on what makes one successful Video LINK.

Notification
The online application registration for the exam has commenced on September 1, 2014 and continues till September 18, 2014. There are vacancies for almost 3000 positions across the 5 branches of State Bank Group, which are State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur, State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Patiala and State Bank of Travancore. Maximum vacancies are in the SBT and SBH, accounting to 2/3rd of the total vacancies. Details of the vacancies and allocations for different categories are given below:



Important Dates:
Online Registration: 01.09.2014 to 18.09.2014
Payment of fees (online): 01.09.2014 to 18.09.2014
Payment of fees (offline): 03.09.2014 to 20.09.2014
Exam Date (Tentatively): November, 2014

Eligibility Criteria:
Education Qualification: Graduation/Degree in any discipline from a recognized university
Age: Candidates with age between 21-30 years for general category are eligible. For SC/ST and OBC, it is +5 and +3 years respectively. (Refer detailed notification for relaxations)
Number of attempts: There is restriction on the number of times a candidate can apply for SBI Associate Bank PO exam. Candidates of General Category who appeared for the exam 4 times earlier are not eligible, while for OBC is 7 and SC/ST applicants there is no restriction.

Online Registration Process:
The online application can be found on SBI site. Click here to apply for SBI Associate Bank PO. The SBI website may be slow in the initial days of registration with more candidates accessing the site at the same time.

The Application form has 5 different Steps:
Basic Information: This section requires name and contact details of the candidate
Photograph and Signature: The second section asks the candidate to upload the latest passport size color photograph and signature of the candidate. To find more details about this section, click here for the notification.
Details: This section includes the Educational qualifications to be filled in by the applicant
Preview: It allows the applying candidate to take a look at the information filled in until now. It even allows changes to the information, in case any.
Payment: Fees for application of SBI Associate Banks PO exam is Rs.100 for SC/ST and Rs.500 for others. Payment for registration can be made either in online or offline mode.
  1. Online Mode: Payment through debit/credit card or internet banking. Last date of payment: 18th, Sept
  2. Offline Mode: Payment to be made at any SBI bank presenting the system-generated challan. Last date of payment: 20th, Sept
Selection Process:
The selection process is a two Phase process.
Phase I: Objective Test for 200 Marks and Descriptive Test for 50 Marks

1. Objective Test:
  • 200 marks
  • 2-hour Duration
  • Online test
  • Sections in Online test (50 marks each)
   English Language
   General Awareness, Marketing & Computers
   Data Analysis & Interpretation
   Reasoning
Applying candidates have to clear each and every section in Objective test based on passing mark decided by SBI.
2. Descriptive Test:
  • 50 marks
  • 1-hour Duration
  • Paper and pen examination
  • Held after Online Test
  • Syllabus as per SBI is English Language including short precis, essay, comprehension and letter writing
    Only those applicants who have qualified in Phase I will be called for
    to Phase II
Phase II: 
Group Discussion – 20 Marks
Interview – 30 Marks
Only those who qualify in Phase I move on to Phase II
The final selection happens considering both Phase I and Phase II performance. Phase I scores. Phase I score is converted to a scale of 75 and Phase II score to a scale of 25 and the total out of 100 becomes the criteria for getting the PO job with SBI Associate Banks
Preparation Process:
Few important things have to be taken in to consideration while preparing for this examination.
  • It is not sufficient to qualify in Phase I as the performance here has 75% weightage on the final selection. Hence, one has to really score well in Phase I to succeed
  • While there are 3,000 jobs, one can expect phenomenal competition. We expect around 20 lac + aspirants to apply for. Hence, one needs to be well ahead of competition
  • In most exams faced by students, like university exam, majority of the exam takers clear the exam, but in Bank exams in general and SBI associate in particular, vast majority will not succeed in getting through.
Like all important areas, serious aspirants needs to do the 4 step cyclical process Plan, Do, Check, Act.

Plan:
One needs to have a specific Plan for the preparation. Planning needs to center around the resources – Time you will dedicate, Tools you will use and key milestones you need to reach in specific calendar intervals before the exam in order to be successful and to the best of your potential, what is the score you should strive for.
Do: (Learn)
Having created the plan, one needs to Learn and test ones knowledge in various things. In addition to understanding concepts, one needs to understand the shortcuts and smart ways of solving time consuming questions. Also, one needs to learn to decide quickly. Decision on whether to attempt the question or not, what method (of the 4 methods to solve objective questions) to be used for the question etc.
Typically aspirants follow books, talking to peers and some people go and take classes to Learn. While many of these are effective, you need to identify the best source and top quality content so as to improve your chances of success.
There are books based on the SBI Associate Banks PO exam pattern and on the other hand there are books for specific sections in the exam. But for General Awareness section it is mandatory to read newspapers and monthly magazines regularly. Also, internet is a good source of information for preparing for bank exams.
You need to make sure that you not only Learn Definitions, Concepts and Formulae, but also Shortcuts, and smart ways to solve questions quickly and correctly.
Assuming that Objective Test is difficult and time constraint, aspirants tend to concentrate less on descriptive test while preparing. This is a wrong notion and can negatively affect your results. Good practice for English Comprehension, Letter Writing etc. in Descriptive Test is required to crack this exam. 
Check:
The next step would be the Practice. Practice tests are available in books and on internet sources abundantly, attempt those tests for practice. These practice sets can be again based on the exam pattern or particular section.
Take mock tests. There are many organizations that conduct mock tests before the exam. These tests evaluate your performance and help you determine your strengths and weaknesses. Focus on strengthening your Weaknesses and bettering your strengths.
It is suggested that 6-10 full length tests have to be taken by serious aspirant in order to get ready for the actual exam. In addition, one should also take topic level and section level tests so that  you know where your strengths and weakness are.
Act:
Having identified your strengths and weakness and also after reviewing your preparation status vis-à-vis your plans, one also needs to re plan and re dedicate oneself to the objective thereby you are able to do mid-course corrections before it is too late and ensure that one gets ready to beat the competition and succeed.
How can we help you?
Though books and internet are good resources, sometimes lack of encouragement can demotivate aspirants.
BankersChoice is a Bank Exam Training Institute which scrapes out a winning-plan to train the SBI Associate PO Exam attempters. It offers the following educational facilities across 12 centers in India:
  • Full-scale eLearning Courses
  • Video & Live e-Classroom Sessions
  • Self-Assessment with Analysis & Recommendations
  • Printed and eBooks
  • Special Booster Sessions for SBI Associate PO exam
  • 100% Scholarships
  •  Loads of Free eLearning Content
You can even download free content, test papers at BankersChoice. Click here to download. Visit BankersChoice to check out Online and Classroom courses, available now with special offers.
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Clouds & Hybrid Clouds are the Powerhouses of the days to come!

Cloud Computing is an active term and technology in use from the past two decades. With the increase in the number of companies adopting cloud computing, more and more job opportunities are opening up for Indian youth. Technically speaking, Cloud Computing delivers computing power as a service within a virtualised environment using an underlying pool of physical computing resources. In simple words, it is a computing service which allows computers and other devices to share resources, software, and information over a network. 
 
Cloud Computing allows everyone to access technologies without much knowledge about them and helps the organizations to concentrate on their business rather than dealing with technical issues. Also, pooling of the resources within a ‘cloud’ cuts the high infrastructure costs, offers better manageability, less maintenance, improved running speed of applications, enables dealing with the rapidly growing data. 
Clouds are classified into Private and Public. It is difficult to differentiate their technical aspects and hence we define them from the service perspective. Private cloud is a model of Cloud Computing involving secure environment for the use of only one organization. It gives the organization the control and privacy it seeks. Whereas Public Cloud, as the name suggests is available to all the users over a public network like internet. 
Like it is said ‘Necessity is the mother of invention’, the new trends in Cloud Computing are on full flow with more and more business requirements emerging every day. The most promising development in this field in the eyes of the industry experts is “Hybrid Cloud”; thus adding a new category to the type of clouds. 
The idea of a Hybrid Cloud surfaced in the wake of new needs of businesses. It cohesively utilizes both public and private cloud models to implement operations within an organization. There are 3 methods to implement Hybrid Clouds:
  • Cloud providers who merge public and private services as one
  • Cloud providers who offer a complete hybrid package
  • Organizations that integrate their existing private clouds with the public cloud service
Hybrid Cloud model is creating a buzz all over because of its unique functionality i.e. integrating the properties of private and public clouds without any glitches. Hence, a company utilizes private clouds for its confidential / sensitive operations and public clouds for all others, attaining both cost efficiency and better performance with the usage of just a single cloud technology. For instance, consider a private financial business following a hybrid cloud model; then it will store all the client data on a private cloud and allows project related documents on the public cloud for easy accessibility by the fellow employees. 
A hybrid cloud model has the following advantages over the private or public cloud models:
  • Scalability: It is the ability to efficiently adapt to increased demands. The scalability offered by public clouds is better than that of private clouds. Hence by moving the maximum possible non-sensitive operations from private to public cloud, one can exploit the scalability of public clouds, thereby reducing the dependence on private cloud.
  • Cost efficiencies: Public clouds are more cost efficient than private clouds. Hence organizations can spend reasonably: limited storage space for vulnerable data and have unlimited access to public clouds.
  • Security: It is the main feature of a private cloud which even offers the regulatory requirements for data handling and storage.
  • Flexibility: With all the above features, hybrid cloud allows an organization to explore new business opportunities.
Hybrid clouds are becoming more prevalent among the companies and many more are likely to adopt this cloud deployment model. 
The notion that Cloud Computing is a job destroyer is just a misconception, with more than 2 million jobs waiting to be filled in. Microsoft predicts that India with its high economic growth has the capability to develop Cloud Computing and thereby increasing job growth. Lets make India ready to meet that demand!!

Author: Paresh Shrivastava

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Thursday, 28 August 2014

Apply Smart tactics to master Numerical Aptitude (in IBPS PO Bank exams)


IBPS PO bank exams have been creating a buzz among today’s youngsters. These exams have influenced lakhs of students across the country to attempt and achieve success. Students and even employees, see this as a bright opportunity to enter the government sector, in which the entrance exams are very difficult compared to IBPS.   
According to the candidates who’ve attempted the exam, the challenges they faced are less time available and standard cut-off marks in all the sections. Numerical Aptitude being the toughest sections is allotted with maximum marks. The reason for it to be tough is intricate calculations and tricky questions. But, it is called only tough, but not impossible. So, here are a few tactics, tricks, logics to clear this section confidently and quickly.
Solving a Numerical aptitude question involves the following steps:
  1. Clarity in understanding the question: All the questions fall under the scope of definite categories like time and distance, time and work, ratios and mixtures, series etc. Read the question clearly to decide the category it belongs to.
  2. Identifying the right logic/formula: Each category has certain sub categories. For example, consider a question that belongs to ‘profit and loss’ category, the sub-categories would be loss percent, profit percent, selling price, buying price etc.
  3. Quick application & calculations: Every question is based on a concept/logic; apply the logic to solve the problem.

Target time to complete the above steps is less than a minute per question, which can be achieved only through thorough practice. So, allocate sufficient time practicing questions of all categories and their sub-categories.
Use ‘Smart tips’ to crack the Numerical Aptitude with ease:
  • Check the options first in questions related to arithmetic operations. If they are not closely connected, round-off the figures in the question and solve. The result is less accurate, but easier to calculate. Do not use this technique if the options are very near to each other in value.
  • Substitution of options is one of the effective tactics to solve certain problems. Especially for profit and loss problems.
  • Keep noting the information as read the question. It provides required numbers handy while solving different problems.
  • Underline the important points in the question. It helps in quick references.
  • Use shortcuts for calculations. Sufficient practice in shortcuts will save good amount of your time.
  • Use Vedic mathematic tricks to calculate complex arithmetic, for instance 3-digit multiplications
  • Highlight with a tick mark the questions you save for solving later. It helps track unsolved questions during last minute revision.
  • Manage the space for rough work cautiously. Highlight the rough work related to doubtful questions for referring later.

All the above tricks would work wonders for you with sufficient practice. Because it is practice that brings Perfection and Progression!!


Sridhar K,
Sr. VP, TalentSprint
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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Getting a Job as a Fresher IT Engineering Graduate


According to an article in economictimes.com, around a quarter of 2014 Indian IT Engineering Graduates will have trouble getting a job this year. Many other fresh grads will have to take jobs where the skills required fall far below the actual skill base they have upon leaving the college. That’s pretty discouraging if you’re a fresh IT Engineering graduate. So let’s talk a little bit about what the problem is and, then, let’s see if there aren’t some solutions out there that can help you get a job and get working in the field that you went to college for. 

The Issue As It Stands
There are too many IT Engineering graduates coming out of Indian colleges to fit in an area that has been shrinking as of late. To take a more focused look at the problem, one must take in to consideration the bigger picture. India produces more IT Engineers than both the United States and China combined…an estimate that falls somewhere around a million and a half bright-eyed new job entrants every year.

Now…the industries where most of these new hires typically find placement; information technology and manufacturing, have been steadily cutting back on the number of new hires—a trend that is approaching a decade in consistency.

This probably wouldn’t be the case if not for the explosion of outsourcing that prompted so much growth in both the number of institutions producing graduates and the number of new graduates themselves. If you haven’t heard…outsourcing has slowed down as world economies have contracted since 2008.
 
So what to do if you’re an IT Engineering graduate and you are greeted with this terrible news straight out of college? Find a new career path? Take what you can get? Turn to a life of crime (not so far from the truth)? Go elsewhere? Well, all is not doom and gloom…there are some solutions.

The International Market
Faced with the prospect of an uncertain…if not downright impossible…job market, you might want to consider the prospect of finding your fortunes away from home soil. India has only recently become a permanent member of the Washington Accord. What does this mean for new Indian IT Engineering graduates who may not have a degree from one of the more preeminent colleges in India? It means that the degree you worked so hard to get is now recognized outside of India…America, Japan and Australia are just a few of the 17 countries where an Indian with an IT Engineering degree can now apply their degree and their trade.

Before you pack your bags however, find out which of these 17 countries are the best fit for you…not only in terms of employability but in terms of lifestyle. While IT skills translate fairly easily, culture shock can send you scurrying for home.

Rely On Tried and True Techniques

In a difficult job market, there is very little you can do to effect change and land a job. But, one way to ensure that you remain unemployed…or underemployed, is to ignore the things people are doing to land jobs right now. 
In an article for LinkedIn.com, Lou Adler, a consulting and search firm CEO lays out 12 different ways that prospective hires can go about increasing their prospects for getting a job. Among these are some fairly obvious methods…like finding out who hiring managers are, along with some more uncommon ideas like creating a video resume, applying your skills to a problem the company is currently having and sending out a custom email that sets you apart from all the stock ones that a hiring manager receives.

Reach Out to Those in Your Field with Jobs
You may not know a single person who has walked out of college with their IT Engineering degree and found a job. Don’t let that get in your way. According to a forbes.com survey, Networking is still the number #1 way to land a job. It doesn’t even matter who you know. It matters how you go about getting to know people that can help you out…grow your contact chain. If you don’t know anyone, your college and your professors…along with professional organizations, can get you started in your quest to network your way to a job.

Don’t Give Up
It’s always easy to throw in the towel and walk away. Numbers change, economies change…job markets change. Take these steps to increase your chances of success:

  • Develop “practice-oriented” technical skills and sophisticated soft skills.
  • Prepare your inner global professional.
  • Invest in a skill-development program...now!
  • Use your brain—it’s what got you your degree in the first place.
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Monday, 18 August 2014

Preparing yourself for the IBPS PO Exam with Smart Strategies

Doesn’t matter what field you’re looking to start a career in…having someone on the inside who’s been through what you’re about to encounter, passed the exams, and actually got the job they desired to share their story is always an advantage. Shashidhar is one such person. Shashidhar is currently employed as a Probationary Officer with Canara Bank. If you’re looking to become a probationary officer, he’s been where you’re heading…namely the IBPS PO exam.
  
A Bit About The Exam
The IBPS PO Exam, a mandatory requirement created by the Institute for Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS), is a two-part exam made up of both a written section and an interview. Typically the exam takes place from September and selections for positions are made a few months thereafter.

The Written Exam
The written exam is made up of 200 questions and delves in to five areas where the candidate needs to display a certain level of expertise. Those areas are:
Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, Command of the English Language, General Awareness and Computer Understanding.
The Interview
The interview portion of the PO Exam is conducted through a partnership with the candidate banks and the IBPS. Candidates are quizzed based on several important factors that all play in to their ability to do the job of a Probationary Officer. The interview focuses on these primary traits:

 

Reasoning, Observation and Mental Acuity
Before you think that having a overload of charm can get you by,  Shashidhar will tell you, “you must understand that the interview portion is based on problem solving and also involves questions that revolve around many of the same traits that they test for in the written exam, i.e., Computer Skills, English language, etc. You need to know your stuff.”
With this in mind, here’s a piece of preparatory knowledge. According to  Shashidhar, “Many portions of the test align directly with what I was trained on, but I also found some areas where, with the help of TalentSprint, I was able to truly prepare and go in confidently since I had the necessary knowledge…practiced knowledge to pass the test.”
He goes on to say that, “TalentSprint is one of the better institutions that have helped career-minded individuals get ready for exams like the IBPS PO Exam by focusing on the direct areas of questioning that candidates will be required to display knowledge of.”

Strategies for the Probationary Officer Exam
There are many ways that one can prepare for the exam, perform well and land their dream job as a Probationary Officer for some of the country’s largest banks.

Preparatory Institutions
One way to truly prepare for the exams, and the method that  Shashidhar credits for his success, is that of a preparatory support from TalentSprint. There are many advantages of going with an institute like TalentSprint. You can study at your own pace and on your own time. They break the test down in to sections and have both informative lectures and mock tests on each section that help really build confidence… Shashidhar adds that, “after my preparation, I felt ready because I knew the material and I was prepared.” TalentSprint also taught  Shashidhar a variety of the tricks and shortcuts that he applied to pass the test and get the job he wanted.

Study and Practice
With all the areas of coverage there’s no shortage of skills where you need to show a high level of comprehension. Now that you have a better understanding of where the exam will focus, sharpening your abilities in each of these areas will go a long way towards making you comfortable when you go in to the exam. That comfort level will equate to better test scores.

Increase Your Banking and Worldview Knowledge
The general awareness portion of the test will specifically target your understanding of the present state of the banking industry and, true to its name, will also test you on your general awareness of the world around you…in other words, current events. While this portion of the test is heavily skewed towards banking,  Shashidhar advises that you stay fresh on what’s happening in the outside world as well, i.e., the economy and policy, both in terms of the banking industry and Indian society as a whole. “Having a well-rounded understanding of the whole picture will make you that much more successful, so scour the newspaper, periodicals, new books and, of course, watch News channels on television. That’s my personal advice”.

Know English
Almost a quarter of the exam will focus on your comprehension of the English language.  Shashidhar improved his command of English by reading English-language newspapers and magazines. He also suggests that you practice speaking English in the mirror or to those around you. Learn a few new English words every day. These are a just a few of the techniques that  Shashidhar recommends.

Plan It Out
You want to make sure that you at least have a chance to get to every question. Before the test,  Shashidhar wrote down all the areas that he needed to cover. He says that, “With that list, I was able to break down the exam into areas that I felt strong and areas where I knew that I had some weakness. So, I focused heavily on areas I was weakest in, and simply honed my skills in my strong areas. I did the same with the test…moving quickly through areas I was strong at…managing my time so that I could  focus properly on those areas that required more thought.”

Take Mock Tests
Nothing prepares you for the IBPS PO exam like running through it beforehand. Now, while you can’t take the actual exam, preparatory institutions like TalentSprint have mock tests you can take to better prepare you for the real thing. Of course, if you’re more of the do-it-yourself type, mock exams can also be acquired online. 

Sridhar K
Sr. VP, TalentSprint
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