Friday, 23 December 2016

Tips and Tricks to Crack CTET 2017

CTET tips

CTET is in the pen and paper format  with a duration of 90 minutes. There is no negative marking but you should try not to attempt questions in a hurry as you might lose out on time. Hence, being unable to answer those you had the chance to.

There are 150 questions covering 5 sections with each question set for 1 mark. Let us know the structure of the exam before we tell you about some important tips to follow.

It’s time-bound

Though CTET may appear simple and easy, when you get down to it, it is not so. The exam is a time bound one in which you have to answer 150 questions in 90 minutes. This gives you 36 seconds per question.  Also, the reading of passages and prose in the language section has to be done in this very timeframe.

Paper Pattern

Subject-specific content from textbooks is only 40 % of the test for Paper I and 47% for Paper II. The remaining questions pertain to Child Development and Pedagogy in the respective subjects, which is about 60% in Paper I and 53% in Paper II.

Tips to prepare for CTET 2017

Passing the CTET is a step in the right direction but what is more important is getting the highest score you can get offers from the best of the schools. So, your goal during preparation should be to score the maximum marks possible.
  1. Prepare well in advance, referring to NCERT textbooks from Class 1st to 10th.
  2. Study all subjects; do not bank on selective studying.
  3. Focus on Child Development and Pedagogy of various subjects. If your preparation for the pedagogy section is sound and you solve the section with about 80% accuracy, you are sure to put out a good score.
  4. It is practice and more practice which not only raises your level of speed but also your accuracy level. Speed and accuracy can keep your competitors at bay.
  5. Refer to past question papers to get a clear picture of what to expect in the exam. There are question papers available online at
  6. Try to attempt as many mock tests as possible. They are available online.  With every mock test you will grow more confident.
  7. Fix on your test taking strategy before the exam. This will ensure your success, as you will be going into the exam hall with a well chalked out plan.
  8. Keep in mind your strengths and weakness. It will save you from wasting time on questions which you are not sure of.
  9. Though it is difficult to stop studying till the last minute, avoid last minute cramming, as this only leads to increase in your stress levels.
  10. Keep yourself healthy and relaxed by eating regular meals and exercising.  Remain stress-free and get enough sleep.
  11. One day before your test, read your revision notes, relax, and focus on solving the question paper to the best of your ability.
These tips will serve you well when you are facing your 90-minute test that decides on your CTET score and eventually your teaching career. Apart from these tips, it may be necessary to get the right coaching. Approach the top most guides and experts in CTET coaching to get the right materials and advice on the best way to crack the exam in 2017.

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A Date with Opportunity: Important Dates for Indian Bank Recruitment 2017-2018

Bank recruitment 2017-2018

Banking jobs today are regarded as one of the most sought-after jobs in India and the youth yearn to tap into such an opportunity. Common reasons for this choice include good salary, growth opportunities and secure future and so on. If you are one such aspirant, then take a look at the important dates of bank recruitment 2017-2018 and grab some of the biggest opportunities in the coming year.

Bank Exams Practice Kit

Tentative dates of bank recruitment for 2017-2018:

Here is an outlay of some of the plum and upcoming government bank job opportunities that you can grab in the coming year. This is a tentative schedule and the official notification for these exams is yet to be released. However, this bank exams calendar can help you plan your banking career success in advance.

S. No.
Bank exam
Application form availability date
Date of Preliminary Exam
Date of Main Exam
Date of Single Exam
July 2017
October 2017
November 2017
IBPS Specialist Officer Exam
November 2017
January 2018
IBPS Clerk Exam
August 2017
December 2017
January 2018
July 2017
September 2017
SBI Specialist Officer Exam
October 2017
November 2017
April 2017
July 2017
August 2017
RBI Assistant Exam
May 2017
August 2017

List of participating banks with IBPS

There are nearly 21 banks registered with the IBPS which allow the IBPS qualified candidates to launch a career with them:

Allahabad Bank
Bharatiya Mahila Bank
Vijaya Bank
Canara Bank
Indian Overseas Bank
Andhra Bank
Corporation Bank
Indian Bank
Bank of Baroda
Dena Bank
Union Bank of India
Bank of India        
Punjab & Sind Bank
UCO Bank
Bank of Maharashtra
Syndicate Bank
United Bank of India
Central Bank of India
Punjab National Bank
Oriental Bank of Commerce

General eligibility criteria

Yes, clearly passing the bank exams organised by various institutions and banks themselves is a must. However, before that, a candidate is expected to complete Graduation as it is the minimum requirement. Besides this, it is expected that an aspirant should possess appropriate knowledge of subjects like mathematics, reasoning, logic, aptitude and a general knowledge of banking and financial markets to clear the various banking exams mentioned above.

Expert help near you

Want to join the banking bandwagon? You need some specialised coaching to crack these upcoming bank exams.  Coaching classes can provide you with the required study material and also the right guidance to help you prepare well. With their national level faculties and rich experiences, particularly Institutes like TalentSprint, can guide you through some of the toughest yet most rewarding bank exams in India. So don't be left out! Grab this golden chance of stepping into a secure career.

2017 can be your year of glory.

Bank and SSC Preparation
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Which IT career has the highest job security?

IT Jobs

There used to be a time when having elementary coding skills, a good grasp over C, Java or expertise on mainframes was more than adequate to land a good, stable and secure job as an IT professional.

But the last four or five years have ushered in a new torrent of technologies, programming languages, platforms, business models and architectures; hence, making IT jobs undergo a big and unprecedented degree of change. This change is now seen in almost every new job requirement or career aptitude test happening these days.

Before we knew, mainframes were being written off and new server technologies, accompanied by open hardware, cloud architectures, and new data centre frameworks became the mainstay.

COBOL became passé and PHP, Python, Hadoop became cool. The same impact was witnessed in the fields of database models, technologies, and processing architectures.

In short, nothing is the same as before. What’s more, nothing is going to stay the same for long either.

The pace as well the scope at which the digital transformation wave is spinning many old-economy, new-economy businesses alike is too massive to be ignored. So we hear new concepts like DevOps, NoOps, app economies, containerization, digital edge, Internet of Things, Open source frameworks, community code, citizen coders and crowdsourced apps among other things.

The future is going to be dotted with a complete re-invention of programming, databases, CPU technologies, computing hardware, software, application development and other fundamental areas that impact job demand.

There is going to be a huge demand for new-age skills in the area of Big Data, Analytics, Hadoop, Dockers, micro-apps, DevOps culture and fog computing. To add to this list, there are artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual reality and augmented reality entering the skills market.

To make a successful IT career, one would need to constantly re-define one’s profile, competencies and domain expertise.

In the job market of tomorrow, what would essentially change the game would be qualities called adaptability and agility. Digital businesses are in constant need for people who can seamlessly merge physical worlds or legacy processes with digital wireframes. This new world would be one where digital transformation expertise would be the most sought after and hence, most amply recognized and rewarded, besides others.

It would be wise to learn new areas of proficiency in upcoming areas like IoT, IIoT, super-computing, application-economy, AI, AR and robotics. It would also help to get involved in community software, container frameworks, agile programming and wearable software.

In the surge of new platforms and breakthrough innovations that drive the digital paradigm forward, one’s ability to master Hadoop or Docker technologies or in-memory processing etc would go a long way in helping with the right mix of skills and expertise.

If one can demonstrate a good exposure and grip on pilots, can deliver adequate support in prototyping new advancements and can assist enterprises in handling the complexity and disruption that the new world is bringing in, then these skills can never go out of date.

The job market won’t be limited to IT players and software vendors anymore. The job market of tomorrow would include every business and every company ready to become digitally relevant. So, be ready for an explosion in demand for technology experts as well as business specialists. This is going to be the world where a flood of new skills would impact the market. If you can marry domain expertise with new technologies, you would be at the upper rung of the skills ladder.

Stay agile, stay relevant, and stay secure.
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Friday, 16 December 2016

Guidelines to crack TET exams

CTET/TET preparation
Teaching as a profession has been witnessing a lot of change in the last few years. Increase in the number of exams and tests have expanded  opportunities for aspiring teachers while also enabling schools to pick the right expertise without too many complications.

One such exam is the TET or the Teacher Eligibility Test that happens every year. It’s a state-focused format that is designed for selecting teachers for various classes in state-level government schools. The test can be sliced into many brackets – for Class I to V, for Class V to VIII and then from IX and above. The test is conducted in order to fulfill and achieve  goals of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act.

Nonetheless, the test is similar to other tests like CTET, the Central level test, in many aspects. The test would evaluate a candidate’s skills and aptitude in comprehension, language, and pedagogical strengths just the way CTET would. The difference jumps in the choice of language where a candidate has to remember that both the tests would have different options in terms of first language and second language.

People with adequate certifications like a Bachelor Degree of Diploma in Education or Elementary Education like B.ED, BSTC, M.Ed can easily apply for TET. The test also allows for  options in the school management category after one crosses a minimal threshold of marks set for this level.

One should be constantly aware of the updates that TET preparation and application requires. One has to be watchful of when the state-wise TET Application Forms become available after official notifications. Ears should be grounded for the release of the TET Notification 2017 that some states have been already up to. Figuring out specific eligibility criteria as per a given state’s TET requirements is also really important before applying for TET.

TET Syllabus and Curriculum

The course is designed as per National Curriculum Framework. What actually helps is a considerable level of preparation and  grasp on differences that make TET distinct from others. It may seem like preparing for one exam should sufficiently equip you in taking a test like TET without any specific planning. But that could prove a costly decision as every exam has its own design philosophy and approach for filtering the right candidates. TET would need a different level of preparation and a unique set of tactics just the way any other test would desire from you.

Applying for the right guidance is helpful wherein one can pick out specific areas of strength, language proficiency and weaknesses so that TET can be approached with a defined plan and enough confidence.

Preparing for TET

It is vital to understand that given the state-level flavour of this test, the volume of applicants, the selection criteria and hence the degree of difficulty would vary considerably when compared with other tests. Mock tests for CTET may come useful for a basic level of preparation but TET would need a thorough level of planning and assessment of one’s skills.

Accomplishing good scores in Child Development Pedagogy, comprehension, basic subjects like Maths or Science and Social subjects would be areas to concentrate on, too. What would also be important is to realize that relative strengths can come into play in a stark way when the number of applicants is different.

Good platforms also help in being aware of important dates lest one should miss out on application stages, admit card downloads and other important aspects of the test. Preparation and guidance can be crucial ingredients in cracking TET successfully. Professional coaching platforms like TalentSprint can help in cracking such national level exams with their national level trainers and cutting edge online and pendrive programs which make learning, in any part of India, a breeze. An additional advantage is the availability of topic-level videos and mock tests with highly-intelligent virtual faculty reports.

So go ahead and start preparing for  TET 2017  today.

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Monday, 12 December 2016

Sentence Starters for Group Discussions

“Group Discussion” is a term that that throws most job seekers into a tizzy because it’s a criteria used by most organizations for selection. Not only does it help in mass elimination but also validates the candidates’ ability to communicate. However, it is not something to be scared of because at the end of the day it is just a discussion! All one needs for this is a focused and planned approach.
We have often heard that first impression is the last impression, so trick is to give a perfect start to your discussion. A good start is one that not only lays the foundation to what you want to say but also shows your professionalism. Since it’s a discussion you may sometimes agree or disagree with what a fellow speaker said, therefore starting statements for a GD can actually stem from there.

Initiation- If you have strong content and accurate facts to support your content, then go ahead and initiate the discussion by explaining the topic and using phrases like- ‘In today’s world’, ‘ In my opinion’, ‘ I believe’ and so on.

Agreement- One of the most common means to start a discussion is agreeing with what a fellow participant said and start by reiterating your stand with sentences like- ‘I agree with my friend’, ‘I do feel the same as my friend thinks’, ‘You are completely right, ‘I second you on that opinion’, ‘I too feel the same’ and many more.

Disagreement- Do you remember when you last disagreed with your friend on something and how that was followed by a great discussion! It is no different here. However, you must tread very carefully here and not be too aggressive or get too personal with expressing your differences. Statements like, ‘I do not support / oppose your point of view’, ‘I have a different opinion on that’ can be used.

Interruption- Interrupting someone while they are talking may not sound like a very pleasant way to start a discussion. But if a wrong fact was stated or you think a particular point is being over elaborated you can always check them. Remember to use the word ‘Sorry’ at the beginning of sentences like, ‘Sorry to interrupt you there’.

Partial Agreement- Agreement does not always have to be complete; it can be partial along with being a great conversation starter too. Use of phrases like, ‘I agree with you to some extent but’, ‘You are right, however,’ will be ideal in this situation.

Adding Points- Any discussion takes its due course as more and more points are added. Therefore starting with sentences like, ‘You are correct to that I would like to add something’, ‘In addition to that’ serve as both, a conversation starter and give the opportunity to add more points without being repetitive.
A Group Discussion is a heady mix of agreeing, disagreeing, interrupting, partially agreeing and adding points. So why not use these very ideas to start your discussion!
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Friday, 9 December 2016

Is AMCAT Helpful in Getting a Job for a Chemical Engineering student?

AMCAT Test Papers

The interview is a stage that comes after many preceding stages during a candidate’s selection process. Recruitment is a complex exercise and composed of many layers and levels. The idea is to tap into a pool which is most suitable for picking out potential employees. It is through a variety of processes and assessments only that a company reaches a point where it can select a candidate  after a final face-to-face conversation.

So what precedes this ultimate threshold: a number of tests and parameters to be crossed, of course. But there is no point in walking all across a country when one wants to specifically settle down in a particular region. Similarly, job seekers can apply to umpteen tests and scoreboards but it might as well be an exercise in futility or one that spreads too thin.

Thankfully, there are tests in the market that can do a better, more precise and readily-usable bridging role between a company and a candidate.

Take the case of AMCAT which is one among leading tests in the market. If you are targeting a specific domain then this test springs up as a good choice. Being standardised and accessible, as well, the results of this test are desired by a vast number of recruiters; the test stands out for its ability to sift candidates as per an industry vertical.

This is what speeds up the process, both on the recruiter’s side and the applicant’s side.  The benchmark that the test provides after a technology-empowered assessment is pretty much universal and relevant across-the-board. This is because the test covers many important areas that are relevant for most industries and job categories. The scope would normally include communication skills, logical reasoning, quantitative skills etc. But at the same time, the test has adequate room for assessing job-specific domain skills.

Candidates can pick two domain-specific modules and this is where one can showcase one’s strength for a particular niche and industry.
The test would allow you to appear for a standard array of recruiters but it would also enable you to be visible to a specific industry profile, like that of a chemical engineer, if you can fine-tune your test and pass the scores needed.

For freshers or people looking for staff functions or general profiles that are industry-agnostic, the standard test score helps a lot as it covers some vital skills that would be significant in any kind of job profile. The same assessment is done by other tests in the market also, although it is recommended to choose with discretion and after evaluating the test’s scope and reach.

For people who are either industry incumbents looking for growth and development concerning career or for people who want to plant their career graph in a specialised line function, skill or domain; this test would be a ready choice for sure. It also helps companies in assessing candidates in a better way, without spending unnecessary time and doing multiple evaluation checks. With a test as comprehensive and still as personalised as this, the company in question would be able to pick candidates with more precision and speed. A chemical engineering firm may look at AMCAT as a good pool to shortlist candidates that would have more likelihood for a specific skill or job description. It reduces time wastage on any party’s side and accelerates the recruitment process immensely.

Candidates should prepare and plan for AMCAT with that kind of domain strategy if they are eyeing a special domain or industry opportunity. You can begin by looking at the previous years’ AMCAT test papers and approaching a coaching platform to get trained to succeed in such exams which can open new vistas in the industry you desire.

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What educational background is needed to be a primary school teacher in India?

 CTET notification

It takes passion and perseverance to educate the future generations of India. This is easier said than done. While teaching may seem to be a very lucrative and easy career path, in the real-time scenario becoming a good teacher isn’t all that easy. Even a primary school teacher needs to have a good educational background. In India, at present, there are several interesting courses to help one become a primary school teacher.

Educational background needed for primary school teachers

The minimum qualification to become a primary school teacher is a graduate with a nursery training certificate/diploma or degree. The candidate should be a graduate or a post graduate with at least 55 per cent marks in aggregate and hold either a diploma or degree in education or teaching i.e., Diploma in Teachers Education (D.Ted). Further, a candidate should have studied at least one of the teaching subjects during graduation. Also, candidates who are graduates in home science can be selected for primary school teachers’ post.

However, these days, normally candidates who have a Bachelors in Education (B. Ed) are preferred for primary school teachers’ post. But merely having a B. Ed degree is also not considered enough and more is expected of them.

CTET certification: The gold standard for a primary school teacher

Well, a B. Ed might land you up in a regular primary school teaching job but Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) can help you get into a Government school with a respectable pay package. While B. Ed is an undergraduate/college degree, CTET Exam is a Central Eligibility Test conducted by the Government of India. It has been put into place to ensure that teachers in India are qualified enough to teach, even at the primary level.

Further, Central Teacher Eligibility Test score is not only accepted by Government schools like Kendriya Vidyalayas, Navodayas and State Government schools but also by the new-age private schools.

CTET notification

If you are also looking to become a primary school teacher with a good pay package, then you should definitely take the exam in 2017. The Central Board of Secondary Education will be organising the CTET in February 2017. Important dates in the CTET notification for 2017 are as follows:

  • Start date for online registration: December 2016
  •  Last date for submission of application: January 2017 
  • Last date for payment of fee: January 2017 
  • Date for issue of admit card: February 2017
  •  Examination date: February 2017

Preparing for CTET

Thus, in order to help you in your CTET preparation and crack it well, there are professional coaching platforms like TalentSprint. Their highly experienced team of trainers can guide you well to pass the CTET Exam with a high score and help you look for suitable opportunities after the exam is cleared.

Even better! You can now study at home without stressing about travelling long distances or worry about quitting that existing job. This is possible with the help of advanced digital TalentSprint learning programs where you can study online or via pendrive, anywhere anytime.

Stop thinking and join CTET preparation program now to take a career leap in teaching!
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CTET: Guidelines to Crack the upcoming Exam in 2017

CTET Exam 2017

CTET Exam is the Central Teachers’ Eligibility Test conducted by the Government of India. It has been put into place to make sure that the teachers in India are qualified enough for the teaching job. Lakhs of candidates appear for the CTET Exam every year, but only a few of them clear the exam with the required 60 percent pass score.

Here are a few guidelines and tips to help you crack the upcoming CTET Exam in 2017:
  1. Start your preparation early: The next CTET Exam will be held in February 2017. So, you have ample time starting from today. Start preparing for the exam well in advance. This will also give sufficient time for revision. Define your timelines and make sure you adhere to them strictly.
  2. Go through the syllabus: Strategically allocate time as per the topics and identify those that need to be prepared first. These may be topics which are seemingly tough for you or require more time to understand.
  3. Have a focused approach: You need to focus on the important topics like child development and required pedagogy of various subjects which comprise about 60 percent of the questions.
  4. Practice a lot: Regular practice not only raises your speed level but accuracy level too. Hence, refer to as many past question papers as possible. You should also attempt online tests regularly. It helps identify your strengths and weaknesses. Focus more on your strong areas and tread carefully with your weak areas.
  5. Revise wisely: At the time of revision, make sure you focus on topics you have already prepared for. Choose the subjects that you are not comfortable with, identified while preparing, and revise them well.
  6. Attempt mock tests: Regular assessments play an important role in learning. It is important to review these tests after you attempt them, to lock in your learning. So, try to attempt as many mock tests as possible. Institutes like TalentSprint have exam interface tests and many practice and online mock tests for CTET leading to sure-shot success in the exam. The trainers at the Institute can analyse your online mock tests for CTET and help you improve by sending personalised test reports.
Thus, by following the above-mentioned guidelines, you can clear the CTET Exam with flying colours. Further, reputed coaching platforms like TalentSprint have specially tailored courses for CTET to help you not only clear the exam in the first attempt but also achieve an high score, opening doors of opportunity in both the private and the Government schools.

So go ahead and make 2017 your year of launching a great teaching career.
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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

How to make the most of Online eLitmus Mock Tests?

Mock Test

Many graduates give the eLitmus Exam every year as it helps them in getting a respectable job in the Automobile, IT/Software, and Construction sector. This increases competition too. Hence, candidates need to prepare and practice well for eLitmus.

One of the best ways to practice for the exam is giving online eLitmus mock tests and attempting online test series. Platforms like TalentSprint can help you exactly with that.

Here are some of the benefits of preparing through online mock tests:
  1. Improve accuracy, speed and time management through online mock tests: Simply reading the syllabus and studying important topics won’t help you to crack the eLitmus question paper. You need to put to test your knowledge and speed too. Practicing through online mock tests can help you in that.
  2. Identify your weak areas though online mock tests: After completing an online mock test, you can view the detailed analysis of your performance immediately along with the scores. This can help you in finding sections that need improvement, time taken to answer each question, accuracy etc. Once you know your weak spots, you can easily focus on them and practice more questions from those topics.
  3. Online mock tests give real-time experience: The online mock tests can give you a real-time experience because they are designed in a similar manner as the eLitmus question paper.
Also, blindly taking mock tests is not enough. Once you appear for the 1st mock test, analyse your performance with the reports generated online. Once your weak spots are identified, you will have to make up your mind whether to continue to refine your speed and accuracy in that particular area or it’s not worth pursuing at all. This helps you chalk out the exam strategy, where you know the areas which are going to cause delays in the answer and accordingly manage the time to either attempt it or skip it.

Thus, in addition to buying books and going to coaching centres, you should take up online eLitmus mock tests. These tests can give you the much-needed confidence. Further, since the exercise questions are based on the eLitmus syllabus with good difficulty levels, you are only improving your chance of getting higher scores.

Platforms like TalentSprint conduct exam-interface online mock tests and give an accurate analysis of a candidate’s potential, their strengths and weaknesses and suggest ways of improvement through Individual Performance Analysis Reports with the help of a highly intelligent virtual bot faculty named TIA. An added advantage is that you can get coached anywhere with unique online and pendrive programs. The topic-level videos help you understand the subject in depth and help take up tests with confidence.

So, if you are one of those preparing for IT job Exams, then you should take help of TalentSprint’s online mock tests and go through previous year’s question papers as well, to know about the pattern of questions. Remember only practice can help you fulfill your dream. Candidates can also enrol with the TalentSprint Preparation programs to get coaching by experts and appropriate study material in the form of eBooks, Video Lessons & LIVE classes that will help crack the eLitmus Exam with flying colours. 
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Bank Exam Prep Kit: The Fast Track Preparation Mode

The Fast Track Preparation Mode

Well, you should give ample time while preparing for bank exams. However, we know that it is not possible always. Give it to your late decision and realisation of the upcoming bank exam, busy schedule and inability to manage all the subjects on your own, vast syllabus, limited access to books and preparation material, no practice or other reasons. You may land up in a situation where you have to prepare for bank exams in a short duration. Also, it should be noted that the syllabus is always very wide and this can increase your stress levels easily.

This problem can now be handled effectively by making a highly selective study of the syllabus and putting maximum effort on the relevant portions. But this task again might take a substantial amount of your time which you cannot afford. Also, not everyone is able to narrow down on the syllabus to make a selective study plan.

Bank Exams Practice Kit

Here, comes the importance of courses like Bank exam online and pendrive preparation programs (Pendrive) offered by institutes like TalentSprint. The course is designed, keeping in mind all the intricacies and nature of the exam and the time left for preparation. The goal of these courses is to aid candidates in their preparation for the upcoming bank exams without having them attending the classes and lectures physically and going through the entire syllabus on their own. Thus, enabling doubt clarification, expert material access, acquaintance with shortcut techniques and more.

What do TalentSprint programs have in store for you?
  1. Video Lessons:

    TalentSprint’s bank exam course kit  come loaded with video lessons with all the important topics of all subjects in the form of video lessons by experienced trainers. This way, the time required to go to the institute for classes is saved. You can watch these videos for an unlimited time period with unlimited replays until you fully understand the concept at your own pace and comfort.
  2. Ebooks:

    In a limited time period, it is not possible to go and find all the relevant books in the market. Hence Ebooks for all the subjects of the bank exam are loaded onto the pendrive to help students access them easily.
  3. Mock Tests:

    In addition to the above, students get access to mock tests and practice tests for real-time-test-taking experience. Further, students also get a detailed analysis of their performance alongside tips to improve their speed and accuracy in the next test with the help of Test Performance Improvement Reports by a highly intelligent virtual faculty named TIA.
    In a nutshell.
    If the time is limited and syllabus is extensive, it is better to prepare with the right strategy rather than firing the arrows blindly. Your efforts are precious and should not be wasted. Thus, TalentSprint recommends candidates to try bank exam preparation programs in the form of a unique Online & Pendrive Kit for better results. The content and structure of these course are designed by national experts like Rohit Agarwal, Sylvia Fiona, Avipsa Panigrahi and others, to help you in directly hitting the bull’s eye with respect to Bank & SSC Exams.

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Monday, 5 December 2016

Important Topics to cover for eLitmus

eLitmus syllabus
Without doubt India’s largest employability test for fresh graduates, eLitmus helps students get a respectable job in the industry. The eLitmus conducts Hiring Potential (pH) Test and evaluates job seekers based on a set of parameters and grades them nationwide. Candidates, who score a good percentile, use their scores to apply to all companies which accept eLitmus score: in the Automobile, IT/Software and Construction sector. The score is valid for a period of 2 years.

About eLitmus Exam

Essentially, eLitmus Exam is a pen and paper aptitude test designed to be completed in two hours. The question paper consists of three sections i.e., quantitative, verbal and analytical. Each section has 20 questions making it a total of 60 marks. The maximum marks are 600 and the questions in each section are objective in MCQ format.

The eLitmus syllabus:

Take a quick look at the eLitmus syllabus.

1. Quantitative Aptitude section: Important topics to be covered under this section include Number Systems, Averages, Percentage and Interest, Time, Speed and Distance, Geometry, Coordinate Geometry, Logarithms, Quadratic Equations, Probability, Permutation and Combination, Time and Work, Allegation and general logic.

2. Analytical Section: Important topics to be covered under this section include Seating Arrangement, Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency Bar Graphs/Pie Charts and Cryptic Multiplication including Coding/Decoding.

3. Verbal Section: Important topics to be covered under this section include Reading Comprehension, Paragraph Formation/ Para-jumbles Fill in the appropriate words and English Grammar.

Candidates need to score between 80 and 90 percentile in all the three sections to get shortlisted for the interview of most of the companies. eLitmus exam is similar to the CAT Exam. So, candidates can refer to CAT’s syllabus also.

Beware of negative marking

There is a negative marking for wrong answers. If a candidate gets more than 25 percent questions wrong of their total attempt, then for every wrong answer half a mark is deducted. If more than 1/4th of the total questions are wrong, then negative marking would be applied. Remember that negative marking are section wise and not on the complete test.

Important tips

Candidates should not get stuck with any one question. It can take away their precious time. Time management is extremely important for this exam. Practice matters a lot too. They should take a lot of mock tests and go through previous year’s question papers to know about the pattern of questions.

Apart from this, candidates can also take help from professional coaching like that of TalentSprint. Once enrolled, candidates can opt for their online or classroom programmes and get the appropriate study material to hit the bull’s eye. Another advantage with such reputed preparation platforms is that you can tap into their insights about the exam and get a high score in the very first attempt. The Institute also supports you with placements at well-established IT companies.

Start your preparation today to succeed in eLitmus.

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Thursday, 1 December 2016

What it takes to enter a Government Teaching Job

CTET Government teaching jobs, teaching jobs in India

Teaching is believed to be a noble profession. School teachers impact the lives of children in many ways, helping children realize their potential.  With this in mind, the Government has adopted a policy of educating every child with basic education.  Working towards this the Government has opened up the educational sector in a big way with an increase in the number of Government schools and appointment of Government school teachers.

With the upheaval in the global economy and the uncertainty in the national job market, a Government job gives one, a safety net. The youth of today looking for a secure job in order to have a secure future find their search ends, when they land a Government job. Though once teaching was an underrated profession, in the Government sector, teachers are paid very well.

The qualification of teachers varies with the level of education. The teachers of primary education need to have at least passed 12th Boards.  For teaching at secondary level at least graduation from university is required, and for teaching higher secondary students at least Post-Graduation is required.  Any subject can be chosen at the graduate or post-graduate level. A B.Ed. is required to start teaching in a school whereas college teachers have to complete their post-graduation as well as clear the UGC-NET Examination in the subject one is interested in.

If one wants to get selected in a Government school, they need to qualify with certain tests. Some of them include,
  • BTC – It is also known as Basic Teaching Certificate. Nowadays it has become mandatory for all the teachers to hold this certificate.
  • CTET – It is also known as Central Teachers’ Eligibility Test. This test is compulsory for all teachers to get jobs in Government schools.
  • PTT – It is also known as Primary Teachers Training course. This course helps teachers to develop teaching skills so that they can establish a productive environment for the development of children.
  • NTT – It is also known as Nursery Teacher Training course. This course gives them in-depth knowledge about various ways in which they can motivate children to learn.
Further on they should be majoring in either of the subjects to be able to specialise in their respective field:
  • Business
  • English
  • Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Foreign Language
  • Social Studies
  • History
  • Math
  • Arts
  • Computer Science/Information Technology
One gets to know about the availability of Government teaching jobs through different sources like television ads, newspaper ads, the internet, etc. with the help of these sources an individual interested in it can apply for the job as per the requirement of qualification, and can then proceed as required.

Since the competition for Govt. teaching jobs is tough, one needs to prepare thoroughly. Candidates need to approach professional coaching platforms like TalentSprint who specialize in preparing students for teaching jobs in both the Govt. and the private sector.

Teachers are guides who shape our life, throughout school, college and beyond. If you are fortunate enough to meet a good teacher during your academics, you remember him or her for the rest of your life. It is not only a satisfactory job but is highly rewarding in terms of salary and perks.
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I am a working professional: How can I get into a Bank job?

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If you are a working professional—an engineer or an MBA with a regular job and not a commerce graduate, you can easily get a bank job. But as with every other major endeavour you pursue in your professional life, you will have to put in a lot of hard work and sweat to get a bank job. In order to get selected for the various posts available in the public sector banks in India, you will have to prepare for various bank exams like SBI PO, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk Exam etc.

Bank Exams Practice Kit

Here is how you can get a respectable bank job through successfully cracking the competitive bank exams while still pursuing your regular job.
  1. Take a diagnostic test or attempt last year's question paper on day one: Do this without any preparation. This will give you an idea as to how much preparation you need and how far you are from the cut-off score. At this stage, you also need to get familiar with the exam, its different sections and question types.
  2. Know the syllabus: The next stage is getting familiar with the syllabus. Knowing the right syllabus is very important. Knowing the syllabus well will help you make a neat timetable that covers all the subjects. So, study the syllabi of all the subjects before proceeding to the next step.
  3. Prepare a time-table: Depending on the above two steps, you need to set deadlines for yourself and make a good time table. The key is not to prioritise what is on your schedule but to schedule your priorities as per the time available.
  4. Devote enough time to each subject: Remember that all subjects are important and you need to give enough time prepare for all of them. If you are good at Maths or English, do not take your knowledge for granted but practice these subjects well. For English, read newspapers and practice grammar. For Quantitative Aptitude and Numerical Ability, practice a lot of sums and for General Awareness, prepare notes of important news (political, social as well as economic) and corporate affairs and revise them meticulously.
  5. Practice and more practice: Practice is the key to success in all the competitive bank exams. Practice rigorously and improve your chances of selection.  The more you practice, the better will be your speed and accuracy. Practice previous year’s question papers, online sample papers and take up mock tests. Analyse your score and timing. Your goal should be to consistently score 20 percent above the expected score cut-off and analysing your mistakes, weak and strong areas.
  6. Manage time better: Speed and time play a major role in the competitive exams. If you know how to manage them, you will be able to attempt all the questions easily in a limited allotted period.

Seek expert help

While the above-mentioned preparation tips might help you, there is always the need for expert guidance. Since you are a working professional attending coaching classes might be difficult for you owing to the time crunch. Hence, you can take help of coaching platforms like TalentSprint  that have online classes, videos, mock tests and unique Pendrive courses. These courses can help you in preparing for the exam in a limited time period without going to the coaching institute physically. All you need is dedication and hard work. You surely can make your way to success even through a busy work schedule.

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Monday, 28 November 2016

Last Date of Online Registration for RBI Recruitment

Notification for RBI Assistant 2016

Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the central bank of the country has released its recruitment notification for the post of Assistant in various offices of RBI spread across various cities. Nearly 610 vacancies have been announced in the Notification for RBI Assistant 2016. So, all those aspiring to secure a high paying job in RBI, the time is ripe to apply and pursue.

Bank Exams Practice Kit

Notification for RBI Assistant 2016

Make a note of the below mentioned important dates:
  • Online registration of application: November 7-28, 2016
  • Payment of fee online: November 7-28, 2016
  • Date of Online Preliminary Test (Tentative): December 23 & 24, 2016 (However RBI reserves the right to change the dates of examination)
  • Date of Online Main Test (Tentative): January 2017 (However RBI reserves the right to change the dates of examination)

Posts announced

The State-wise vacancy details of RBI Assistant 2016 recruitment is given in the table below:

6 (1)
Kanpur and Lucknow
13 (2)
25 (2)
New Delhi
7 (2)
Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi

Aspirants selected for the post of Assistant in RBI will be initially posted in RBI's Office within the Recruitment Zone for which they had applied. However, they are liable to be transferred in administrative exigencies to centres grouped and classified into West, South, North and East Zone offices.

Eligibility criteria

1. Age Limit:
Candidates applying for the post should be between 20 and 28 years as on November 8, 2016. Candidates born not earlier than November 8, 1988, and not later than November 7, 1996 (both days including), are only eligible to apply.  Age relaxation is provided to the candidates belonging to different categories as per government rule.

2. Essential educational qualification:
Candidates must possess a Bachelor's Degree in any discipline with minimum 50 per cent marks in the aggregate (pass class for SC/ST/PWD candidates) as on November 7, 2016. Candidates should also possess knowledge of word processing on PC.

3. Language proficiency: 
Candidates applying for a post in a particular recruiting office should be proficient in the language (i.e., know how to read, write, speak and understand the language) of the state/any of the states falling under the recruiting office.

Selection procedure

Selection for the post of RBI Assistant 2016 will be done through a nationwide competitive examination. The examination will be conducted in three phases – Preliminary Examination, Main Examination, and Interview.

The Preliminary Examination of RBI Assistant 2016 will comprise of three papers – Reasoning Ability (35 marks), English Language (30 marks) and Numerical Ability (35 marks) of 100 marks. The time duration of this objective-type exam would be one hour.

The Main Examination of RBI Assistant 2016 will comprise of 5 papers- Reasoning, English Language, Numerical Ability, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge of 40 marks each totalling it to 200 marks. The time duration of this objective-type exam would be two hours. This would be followed by an Interview of 35 marks.

The above-mentioned main online tests, except the Test of English Language, will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi. Candidates have to qualify in Preliminary Examination for appearing in the Main Examination. There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests (Preliminary and Main examination). 1/4th marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Registration process

Candidates need to apply online through official website Click on this link and click on the option Recruitment for the post of Assistant. The registration/application fee is Rs.450 for General/Others category and Rs.50 for SC/ST/PWD/EXS.

Take further steps

After completing the registration process, the next stage will be the exam preparation stage. To help you prepare well for RBI Assistant 2016 Exam, you can always bank on experts and guides at preparation platforms like TalentSprint.

So, don't wait, act fast!

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