Friday, 23 August 2013


“Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality”  -- Robin Sharma
Your success in the Bank PO exam is no different.

Let us, first create success in your mind.  You can do so by closing your eyes for a few moments, move to a date a few months from today, you have written the IBPS examination and the time for results has come. Your mobile rings and you get the news you are waiting for….. you have qualified in the exam. While lakhs of applicants have attempted the exam, only a thousand’s qualified and you are one of them, more so you have qualified in the first attempt!  Everyone is congratulating you.
Now, come back to reality, you will now be very keen to create this success in real life, right. Let us assure you, this can happen to you. The question you have to ask yourself is ‘what should I do to qualify in the exam?’

When you ask this question, keeping the competitive nature, many other questions come to your mind. Am I better than the lakhs who write the exam? Am I that intelligent? Or Am I that well informed? You want to find answers for these questions, don’t you.

Well, this is where you need to be careful. You are asking the wrong questions. In other words, you need to look at the exam differently. If this is puzzling you, let me assure you, you are not alone. However, to be successful, your approach needs to be different. You will have to look at the situation differently. Do you think everyone who passes the exam is more intelligent than you? Better informed?  Better in Reasoning? In English? Best in quants? Not at all.

While you need to be intelligent, sharp and well informed etc. these are not the only thing that counts. You should ask the right questions and find the answers for those. Key questions should be, How can I answer 200 questions in 120 minutes? How should I approach the examination? How will I effectively use the 120 minutes given to me to prove my worth?

Answers for these questions are available with you. Here are a few pointers

1.       You can answer the 200 questions in 120 minutes by
a.  Learning all important concepts and short cuts covered in the exam syllabus
b.  Practice for improving speed and accuracy
c.  Exam Practice, to get ready for the exam conditions

2.       Approaching the examination
a.  Creating an exam approach plan and sticking to the same
b.  Not losing any scoring opportunities – both singles (one mark questions) and Boundaries (5 mark questions)
c.   Deciding quickly to leave questions which can be time wasters (as much as leaving good balls while batting)

3.       Effectively utilizing the 120 minutes
a.  Having time bifurcations across all the sections as you need to achieve section cut offs
b.  Having atleast 2 time saving sections (where you can answer the questions in less than 10 seconds per question)
c.  Planning in such a way to be able to go through the full question paper. Some times, easy questions come at the end.

The following table can help you get started with your personal exam strategy.

# Questions (Expected)

My Target
What can I score today
% Improvement required






Now the picture is a little more clear, isn’t it? The goal is to prepare to answer the papers so that you clear the exam. In other words to prepare a strategy and not to learn everything.

Now calculate how many days you have with you before the exam. How will you use that time? And this is such a life altering moment in your life, you can do with some professional support.

a) Provide you with concepts & short cuts required for the examination
b) Walk you through step by step approach for hundreds of these questions and methods for answering the same
c) Provide you with hundreds of examples that you can work through yourself
d) Give a 24 x7 access to star faculty lectures, videos  and practice tests
e) Expose you to mock tests in real exam situation with national peer ranking

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013

First impressions are always the best impressions!

You want to be a star in the banking industry…

Do you have a clear passport-sized colored photograph of yourself against a light colored or white background? (The preferred dimension is 200x230 pixels and file size between 20 kb – 50 kb.)
And most importantly… is it your latest one?

NOTE: Please don’t insert your photograph that you have taken on a picnic or in a group.
Now about your signature…It should be signed on white paper with a black ink pen only. And it should be signed by you and no one else. (The preferred dimension is 140 x 60 pixels and file size between 10 kb – 20kb.)

Your online application is valid only if you scan and upload the photograph and your signature as mentioned. Ensure you have scanned your photograph and your signature as specified in the notification.
There are two separate links that will help you upload your photograph and signature.
Make certain you upload your photograph and signature correctly for your application to be provisionally registered.

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Click right and be right!  

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Study smart and prepare for the questions real-time. The more you practice the better you get.

With the hectic lifestyle that we follow, it is a challenge to search for question papers to prepare yourself for the ensuing exam. They are designed to help identify your weak areas, so that you can revise your study plan accordingly.

There is no fixed syllabus as such. The SBI PO exam will assess your ability in Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, English, General Awareness, Computers Knowledge and Marketing Aptitude.

How good is your vocabulary? Can you identify idioms and reconstruct words in a sentence without any errors? Have you been following on the latest news, both globally and locally? Do you know the difference between short précis, letter writing and essay? Square roots and cube roots? Simple interest and compound interest?

As Nora Roberts says - “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.”

Start now and you will be there! All the best!

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The basic requirements to be a SBI PO - Am I eligible?

You are 25 years old and a graduate from a recognized university. You have decided that you want to be an officer in India’s largest public sector bank.

The good news is that there are 1500 vacancies and many aspirants for the post of POs in SBI. There are relaxations for both, age limits and the physically challenged. 3 years in the case of OBC candidates & 5 years in the case of SC/ST candidates and Ex-servicemen.

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A diverse work force makes good sense…SBI PO exam has designed its business model around employing persons with disabilities - Orthopedically Handicapped (OH) or Visually Handicapped (VH).
While applying online, ensure that you enter the category name and category code number as appropriate.

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Break new ground and attempt the possible! All the best… 

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