Friday, 27 May 2016

Sprint Through SBI PO 2016

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Aspiring to be a Probationary Officer in State Bank of India? Aim at accelerating your career growth by surpassing competitive recruitment and selection processes? TalentSprint is there to help you!

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It has been observed that a major chunk of aspirants are oblivious to the prerequisites, selection process nuances, registration procedure, online training material and a lot of other vital information. TalentSprint, thus, equips candidates with in-depth information on the phase-wise selection, qualification criteria alongside useful tips, guidelines, video tutorials, expert online training, advanced coaching material, mock tests & LIVE problem solving classes.

The above video acquaints you with the selection process for this year's most coveted bank recruitment drive, SBI PO 2016.

Here is an overview:

1) Phase 1: Preliminary Examination

Total Marks: 100 Duration: 1 Hour
Subjects & Break-up: English (30) , Quantitative Aptitude (35) & Reasoning Ability (35)

2) Phase 2: Main Examination

  • Objective Test: Total Marks: 200. Duration: 3 hours
    Subjects & Break-up: Reasoning & Computer Aptitude (60), Data Analysis & Interpretation (60), General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness (40), English (40). Duration: 3 Hours
  • Descriptive Test: Total Marks: 50. Duration: 30 mins
    Subjects & Break-up:English Letter Writing & Essay

3. Phase 3:

  • Group Discussion: 20 marks 
  • Personal Interview: (30 marks)
Please note the following 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

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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

4 areas to be focussed upon in IBPS CWE Clerk

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For the past few years, the number of applications for IBPS Clerk Exam has increased drastically and so has the competition. Now, with the cancellation of interviews in the selection process from this year, the focus to score well in the Exam has increased all the more. So, we highlight the 4 areas that you should focus upon to exploit this opportunity to score some extra marks in IBPS CWE Clerk Exam.

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  • Improving your speed: Speed plays an important part when it comes to competitive exams like IBPS CWE Clerk Exam. So, for increasing speed, candidates should keep a stopwatch with them while solving previous year’s question papers or giving mock tests and fix the time for each section. During the exam, candidates need to ensure that they go through all the questions of the section at least once and do not get stuck with one problem as it might reduce their speed. In order to increase speed, candidates should quickly solve easier questions first and mark the tough ones for last. However, this is not applicable to everyone. One should develop the rhythm of solving the paper applying both intuition and logic.  
  • Learning various techniques required for succeeding in competitive exams: Ever wondered what successful students do that others don’t and what is the secret behind their success? Well, the difference between a winner and others is that others know how to answer the question but winners know how to answer the questions in a smart way. Hence, candidates need to learn the various techniques and smart ways/ best shortcuts for answering some of the toughest questions in the IBPS CWE Clerk Exam. These techniques can not only help them in solving the questions but also increase their speed. You can check out Rohit Agarwal’s speed maths techniques and other videos here. He can help you solve fast and smart.
  • Practice, Practice, and more practice: Practice is the key to success in all the competitive exams and IBPS CWE Clerk Exam is no exception. Hence, candidates should make it a habit to practice questions from each section regularly. The more they practice, the more will be the understanding of the subject. Candidates should also give as many mock tests as they can, so as to know the difficulty level of the exam and thus, practice accordingly. They should practice previous year’s question papers and sample papers as well. While practicing, every right answer will develop more confidence in the candidate whereas the wrong answer will make him/her realize about his loopholes and suggest areas of improvement.
  • Taking professional help for all the 3 above: No doubt that speed, various techniques, tips and tricks, practice and hard work are absolutely necessary for cracking IBPS CWE Clerk Exam, but that is not all. Proper guidance in terms of professional coaching is also needed to increase the chances of success.
Expert trainers at Institutes like TalentSprint can help the aspirants in increasing their speed, learning smart ways of solving questions and practicing and getting those additional marks in IBPS CWE Clerk Exam which can make a huge difference as the competition is very high and every mark matters.


4 areas to be focussed upon in IBPS CWE Clerk

With the cancellation of interviews for IBPS Clerk Exam, written exams will get more importance. We highlight 4 areas that you should focus on.

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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

CTET February 2016 results are released

The CTET 2016 results have been declared by the Central Board of Secondary education (CBSE).
Earlier, is is reported that the results will be declared on 25th  May 2016. But unexpectedly the board has released the results two days earlier to the reporting date. The exam was held on the 21st   February 2016. Over 9 lakh candidates have appeared for the exam and has been waiting for the results ever since. Now, as the results are declared all the candidates can check their results on the official website provided below. The validity of the CTET scores is for 7 years from the day of result declaration.

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Monday, 23 May 2016

Online Recruitment Plan for Government Jobs

Online Recruitment Plan for Government Jobs

Let’s do a reality check! Even if many candidates yearn to acquire stable Government jobs in the country, most of them like to stay away from interacting with the Government officials as far as possible. Well, few may call it pessimism but it is a reality. This behaviour of candidates has arisen from the fact that they have to often face many problems like standing in queues for all sorts of things, from buying a job application form until final selection.

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Putting an end to this, the Central Government is trying to put a system in place wherein candidates will be able to complete the entire recruitment process online, of course barring the exercise of appearing in a written test. The online recruitment plan is supposed to relieve woes of thousands of Government job seekers. The move is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India programme.

Termed as ‘Faceless, Paperless and Cashless’ experience, this proposal will allow Government job seekers to avoid face-to-face interaction with Government officials from the stage of applying till joining the job.

How will it work?

As per the online recruitment proposal, all the Government vacancies will be put up on a common portal and applications will be invited online. Through e-Sign (an online electronic signature service that enables an Aadhaar card holder to digitally sign a document), applicants would be able to certify their applications. This directly means that the need of physically signing the application forms and queuing up at the offices to submit them would be done away with easily, thereby saving the crucial time of the candidates.

Not only this, the new system will also allow payment of exam fee online through a Universal Payment Interface. Also, candidates would be able to upload their certificates into a digital locker, which would allow the Government to access these documents online easily. Further, the provisional appointment letters e-Signed by Government officials will also be sent online only to the selected candidates.

Last but not the least; the proposal also intends to make the last stage of joining the job easier. It is seen that in many cases, police verification of the candidates takes three to six months and on most occasions, candidates have to pay bribes to get the process fast-tracked. This would also be done away with as it is proposed that the successful candidates would be allowed to join the job immediately on submitting an e-Signed online self-declaration of having no criminal history. However, the appointment would be held provisional, until the results of a time-bound police verification exercise come in.

To put this proposal into action and implementation of the plan, Secretaries in the Ministry of Personnel are doing a weekly review of the recommendations of the group of Secretaries.

It is to be noted that the Centre has already allowed candidates to submit self-attested certificates, moving away from the earlier system that required attestation by gazetted officers. What more? Since the beginning of this year, the Centre has also done away with personal interviews for all junior Group B and all Group C and D level posts that form the bulk of Government recruitments and kept it limited to senior level Group B posts and all Group A posts.

Well, it goes without saying that the Central Government is taking all the possible steps to make the life of Government job seekers easier. Now, it is up to the candidates to make the most of this facility. They should not leave any stone unturned in their preparation. For more details on how you can apply and also prepare for the exams, you can take the help of Institutes like TalentSprint and maximise your chances of landing a good Government job.

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Thursday, 19 May 2016

The Best Method to Calculate Compound Interest for Your Bank Exam

Calculate Compound Interest for Your Bank Exam

Videos, ebooks, topic tests, section tests, full-length tests, study materials and LIVE doubts clarifications sessions are all designed to help learners sharpen their skills in Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and English as preparation for bank exams.

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Questions on Compound Interest, which are asked in quantitative aptitude, are considered to be complex by most students. But, as Rohit Agarwal, the faculty at TalentSprint for the quantitative aptitude segment explains, solving such problems is easy once you know the best way to make the calculation.

About Compound Interest

All learners know well, that from the second year onwards, the calculation of compound interest involves calculation of interest not only on the principal invested but also on interest earned during the preceding years.

The Formula

The formula for computation of compound interest is P (1 + r/100)T – P, where P is the principal, r is the rate of interest in % per annum, and T is the time period in years. This is the well-known formula learned while studying mathematics in high school and does not involve rocket science.


Where P = Rs.12,000/-, r = 10% per annum and T = 2 years, what would be the compound interest at the end of 2 years?

The Conventional Method of Calculation:

The traditional way to calculate compound interest would be to apply the given formula. Substitute the given values in the places of P (12,000/-), r (10/100) and T (2) and then arrive at the answer. There is no doubt whatsoever, that such a process would result in the calculation of the right answer. But the process would involve 4 to 5 steps making it complex, tedious and time-consuming. Remember that in exams for recruitment to a bank, time is always at a premium and the objective should always be to solve problems in the shortest possible time. What is the best method to do that?

The Best Method

Rohit Agarwal recommends that you adopt the effective percentage method by using the formula - Compound Interest (for 2 years) = a + b + ab/100, where a is the rate of interest in % for the first year and b is the rate of interest in % for the second year. Summing up that gives you:
a = 10 (interest for the first year)
b = 10 (interest for the second year)

The effective compound interest works out to 21% (10 + 10 + 10*10/100). The compound interest at the end of  2 years is 21% of Rs.12,000/- which works out to Rs.2,520/-. The video urges learners to do such calculations mentally to arrive at the answers. There will be multiple choices so the important thing is to calculate cleverly so as to zero-in on the right option.

In this case, 21% of Rs.12,000/- can be calculated by using the method of ‘split and merge’. Split 21 into 20 + 1 and calculate. 20% of Rs.12,000, which is Rs.2,400 and 1% of Rs.12,000, which is Rs.120. Merge by adding Rs.2,400 and Rs.120 to arrive at Rs.2,520 which is the right answer.

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for expert advice, that is custom designed for candidates seeking to make a successful start to their bank exams.

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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Preparing for SBI Clerk Exam with Video Lessons

Preparing for SBI Clerk Exam with Video Lessons

SBI, the largest commercial bank in India and a Fortune 500 Company, is known to provide an excellent career opportunity in the banking sector. For that, it conducts various competitive exams like SBI PO, SBI Clerk, SBI Associate PO, SBI Associate Clerk, SBI SO etc., every year for the recruitment of candidates in different cadres.. This year too, SBI has released the SBI Clerk Notification 2016 announcing nearly 13,700 vacancies and the dates of SBI Clerk Exam. With that, the question about the best methods to study has cropped up again. Fret not! We will help you with one of the best ways to prepare well for this year’s SBI Clerk Exam.

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Preparing for SBI Clerk in 2016

Today, in the age of e-learning and internet, aspirants can make use of the online tools and medium like tutorial videos to crack some of the toughest exams easily. This can easily complement the daily coaching classes too.

It is for the same reason that institutes like TalentSprint have online coaching programs including video lessons, LIVE  classes, reference material and online mock tests  to help students give the necessary push to their preparation to the next level. These  video lessons and booster  LIVE classes can really become helpful in the last minute preparations for SBI Clerk 2016.

In fact, TalentSprint has a series of SBI Clerk 2016 preparation videos online for every subject. Aspirants can watch the videos of TalentSprint’s experts like Rohit Agarwal, Sylvia Fiona, and others on SBI Clerk 2016 preparation method any time they want. These videos can really add an extra edge to their preparation.

Benefits of preparing for SBI Clerk Exam through videos

Video tutorials, whether recorded or live, are important to aspirants because they have the ability to add another dimension to learning. The key benefits offered by the preparation videos include:

  • The ability to pause, rewind, stop and play preparation videos anytime, like while eating, talking and doing other activities can help students replay important points that they need to remember. This helps memory retention in preparation for exams.
  • Different students have different abilities. Some can grasp faster and some take time. Students can start the video from the place they have left before and take notes at their own pace. Thus, videos enable students to learn on demand and when they are motivated. It’s that easy and of course, being a visual medium, it is very effective too.
  • When you subscribe to online programs, you also get the facility to interact with the faculty and get your doubts cleared through LIVE interaction.
  • Apart from online videos, institutes also provide Pen Drive facility. You will get all the materials including Ebooks, Videos, and other reading materials along with Mock Tests.
  • Online Mock Tests also help in evaluating your performance in real time and monitor and improve it as and when you go about practicing it more.
A few years earlier, it would not have been possible to believe that one could prepare for bank exams like SBI Clerk Exam seriously with online tools and videos. But now it has become a reality! With the SBI Clerk Notification 2016 out, various institutes have released their preparation videos online and students can take advantage of these.

One such resource which will help you in Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning and English is the online video coaching by TalentSprint. You can check out their 400+ videos on several helpful topics here.


Preparing for SBI Clerk Exam with Video Lessons

SBI, the largest commercial bank in India and a Fortune 500 Company, is known to provide an excellent career opportunity in the banking sector. Fret not! We will help you with one of the best ways to prepare well for this year’s SBI Clerk Exam

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Monday, 9 May 2016

Super Techniques for Solving Percentage Problems with Ease in Bank Exams | TalentSprint

Techniques for Solving Percentage Problems with Ease in Bank Exams

Recruitment as a probationary officer in a bank is the aspiration of lakhs of young graduates. That calls for the development of the ability and skill to ace the aptitude tests, especially the quantitative aptitude tests that are a part and parcel of the recruitment process in banks.

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Percentage problems are an integral part of such tests. Rohit Agarwal, the expert faculty at TalentSprint shows you an easy and smart way to solve percentage based problems. He refers to these as ‘Super Techniques’ and that is truly an apt description for such methods.

An Illustration:

“If A’s salary is 25% more than that of B, then by what percentage is B’s salary less than that of A?”
The first option offered to the student will be 25% and that will be selected by a the large majority of students. But, it will be an erroneous selection.

Remember that when 30 increases to 60, it is a 100% increase but when 60 reduces to 30, it is a 50% reduction. Though the change in absolute values is the same, percentage values change. There will be students who will work out the problem in a conventional way and arrive at the right option but that method will take a lot of time. TalentSprint uses a ‘Super Technique’ that points to the right answer in a matter of seconds. Always remember that time is critical in a banking career exam.

The Super Technique

We know that 25% is equal to ¼. We also know that B’s salary is less than that of A so the fraction that represents the percentage by which B’s salary is less than A has to be less than ¼.

A fraction can be reduced by either reducing the numerator or increasing the denominator. In these problems, the numerator is never altered. We increase the denominator to arrive at the answer. The question is – By how much? Simple. Increase the denominator by the value of the numerator. In the illustration, the denominator should be increased by 1, from 4 to 5. The fraction then becomes 1/5 which converts to 20% in terms of percentage and that is the answer. B’s salary is less than A’s salary by 20%.

If the problem states – A’s salary is 50% less than B’s salary. By what percentage is B’s salary more than that of A, then remember that since B’s salary is more, the denominator of the fraction representing the given percentage i.e. ½ should be reduced. By how much? – By the value of the numerator i.e. 1. The fraction for B becomes 1/1 or 100%.

Watching is better than reading. Watch how Rohit Agarwal cracks the percentage problems for you in a jiffy.

These and many more ‘super techniques’ are disclosed in the 400+ video lessons which you can watch by joining TalentSprint LIVE Online Coaching.

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Recruitment as a probationary officer in a bank is the aspiration of lakhs of young graduates. That calls for the development of the ability and skill to ace the aptitude tests, especially the quantitative aptitude tests that are a part and parcel of the recruitment process in banks.

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Thursday, 5 May 2016

Learn to solve Profit and Loss questions in Bank Exams

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.

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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.


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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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.

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