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.

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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:

Office
Vacancies
SC
ST
OBC
GEN
Total
Ahmedabad
8
7
15
30
Bangalore
6
2
9
18
35
Bhopal
5
9
4
22
40
Bhubaneswar
4
6
10
20
Chandigarh
12
7
19
38
Chennai
6
6
13
25
Guwahati
2
9
2
14
27
Hyderabad
6 (1)
2
8
15
31
Jaipur
3
3
4
10
20
Jammu
1
1
3
5
10
Kanpur and Lucknow
13 (2)
1
13
25
52
Kolkata
11
5
19
35
Nagpur
10
10
20
Mumbai
29
21(3)
25 (2)
75
150
New Delhi
5
7
13
25
Patna
3
2
7 (2)
10
22
Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi
3
7
20
30
Total
109
64
124
313
610

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 www.rbi.org.in. 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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Thursday, 24 November 2016

What to study to get a high score in AMCAT?

AMCAT test paper
Gone are the days when good academic reports and course certificates were enough to get a good job. Today, companies want to be doubly sure about the candidates whom they are hiring. It may also be due to lack of companies’ confidence in traditional exams conducted by colleges. Hence, aptitude tests like AMCAT can help the companies judge a candidate’s technical, aptitude and reasoning skills. These test scores can highlight the candidates' skill sets and thus, serves the purpose of both the company and the candidate. Candidates can also get feedback by AMCAT which can help them to recognise their strengths as well as weaknesses.

So what is AMCAT and why you need it?

Simply put, AMCAT is Aspiring Minds Computer Adaptive Test. It is an employability assessment test that evaluates the reasoning skills, technical skills, and aptitude of students and new graduates from a job perspective. It focuses on entry level jobs for freshers.

More than 700 companies in India use this as a compulsory test for entry level hires. The companies that use AMCAT as their assessment tool include Accenture, Tata Motors, Snapdeal, Axis Bank and many others. The fee of AMCAT Exam is Rs.843 and the score card is valid for 3 years.

What to study to get a high score in AMCAT?

The duration of the AMCAT test paper is three hours. The questions are objective type and there is no negative marking. The exam assesses basic aptitude like English, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Ability and also certain aspects of personality. The sections and modules in the test can be chosen based on the education background and job preference in particular sectors. Some modules are compulsory and others are optional. Candidates can select any two domain-specific modules during the AMCAT test paper.

The compulsory module includes:
  1. English Comprehension paper: This paper tests the candidate’s ability to understand the written text, the spoken skills and the ability to communicate effectively through written documents. Topics in English Comprehension paper include fill in the blanks, identifying and correcting errors in the sentences, synonyms, and antonyms, setting the sentence in order, passage comprehension etc. It carries 900 marks.
  2. Quantitative Ability paper:  This paper is intended to evaluate the numerical ability of the candidates and is tailored to suit both technical and non-technical candidates. Topics in Quantitative Ability paper include general maths, permutations and combinations, basics of Algebra, fractions and decimals, logarithms and powers, LCM and HCF, numerical problems, problems on time and work, time and distance, ages, P&L, interest, percentages etc. This paper carries 900 marks.
  3. Logical Ability (Reasoning) paper: This paper tests the reasoning ability and the ability to interpret, spot trends and make generalisations. Topics in this section include coding and decoding, puzzles and sequencing of words, blood relations reasoning, non-verbal reasoning, objective reasoning, data sufficiency etc. It also carries 900 marks.
As for the optional modules, there are primarily three modules for graduates, engineers and MBA graduates.
  1. General syllabus for graduates includes topics such as Finance and Accounting, Computer Programming, Biology, Pharma, Physics, Chemistry, etc.
  2. General syllabus for engineers includes topics such as Computer Science, IT, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and Communication and Electrical Engineering.
  3. General syllabus for MBA graduates includes topics such as HR, Finance, Marketing, Operations, Statistics, etc.

How to get a high score in AMCAT?


1. Attempt maximum questions

in the minimum time frame: Candidates need to attempt maximum questions and should not be stuck with difficult ones. They should answer the simple questions first and then move on to the difficult ones. The trick is to develop a gut feeling on whether he or she can actually attempt the question successfully.

2. Revise subjects from

graduation: Since the subjects related to graduation form the part of the Exam, candidates need to revise those subjects thoroughly.

3. Check previous years’

question papers: Candidates should go through previous years’ question papers and get an overview of the type of questions frequently asked.

4. Take mock tests:

These tests can help the candidates in preparing well and can also increase their speed. Mock tests with real-time results will help plan your answering strategy.

Looking at the syllabus, candidates may feel that it is a tough task to clear the AMCAT Exam. But fret not! In order to be better equipped for AMCAT, candidates can look forward to professional coaching platform like TalentSprint which give them the required training through cutting edge online courses.

So start preparing for AMCAT today.


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Can I Crack Bank Exam Without Coaching?

Bank Exam Preparation
Let us consider a typical scenario,
One fine evening, you sit down to study for your bank exams.
Let’s look at your inner monologue:

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Time: 7 PM
You: Okay, time to get done with this stuff.
(you open your textbook, Subject: English, Topic: English Comprehension)

You: This looks interesting. But I don’t understand this term here on pg. 134. Let me check it on Google. Found it. I guess, before I get back to the book, I will quickly look at my email tab. Oh, I have four new friend requests on Facebook. It wouldn’t hurt to check them and get back to my studies in two minutes. One last thing, let me give a quick scan to the front page of Reddit. Wow, these are the links to some interesting blogs, I am just going to skim through few of them.

Time: 9 PM
You: Arrgghh! What happened?

(textbook is still open to pg. 134)

We hope this doesn't happen to you. But the human brain is wired to keep scanning for changes, even a little bit of stimulation is enough to lit it up. Today, technology has taken distractions to another level. Smartphones, gadgets, social media and information overload. It’s a big challenge to stay unaffected by all of these.  

Distractions like these are what you don't need, especially if preparing for a serious exam like Bank Selection. So do you need to join a coaching or is your will power strong enough to safeguard against these time wasters without any external help? What do you need to crack the bank exams?

Here's your checklist. Whether or not a professional coaching can help you with these requirements is up to you to decide.

1. Structured approach

Planning on priorities and preparing a timeline for studies is the first step to getting started. You may work on them on your own or turn to someone with experience for tried and tested approach for the same. It is always a good idea to get some help.

2. Dependable study material 

Your reference material for studies plays a very crucial role in your success. Be careful in selecting only those textbooks which have a reputation for delivering the best results. In case you go with a training institute, make sure they have a record of providing quality content for studies.

3.Thorough practice

It may sound cliched, but the truth remains that one needs a lot of commitment and practice to ace these exams. It becomes even more relevant if you are self-studying when your monitor is you. As discussed earlier, you need to be quite disciplined to deal with the several distractions around you and to maintain the regularity in studies and practice. 

4. Timely guidance and motivation 

Once you get going with your preparation, you will need to occasionally pause and check whether you are in the right direction. Experts have emphasised enough on the role of a mentor in achieving your dreams. Have someone whom you can go to when you need guidance or some motivation to keep going.

5. Mock and practice tests

Mock tests help you get familiar with the exam process, and you know what to expect when facing the real exam. Stats suggest that the students who have taken practice tests perform better than others in the final exams. You can also predict your score and know the extent of improvement required to be fully prepared to face the exams. It is again an important decision what is your source for these tests. Do not waste your time by taking up any practice test that comes your way. Take up tests only provided by a reliable source.

6. Analysis on your performance

Taking mock tests is not sufficient. A detailed analysis of your performance is needed for you to know your strengths and weaknesses. Knowing your gaps gives you a chance to revamp your preparation strategy. Letting the experts analyse where you stand can save a lot of your time.

7. Flexibility

One clear reason why few students opt for self-studies over coaching classes is the kind of flexibility it gives. Whether you are a night owl or early bird, fast learner or take your own sweet time to learn, or even if you don't want the hassle of going to the coaching classes. You can learn at your own time and pace when you do it on your own. Similar is the flexibility online training offers. You can opt for live classes or the recorded lessons depending on your learning style.

Keep the above requirements in consideration and figure out what works the best for you, self-studies, coaching or online coaching. TalentSprint is a known name in online coaching for Bank exams. It offers the best of everything, may it be a strategic approach to your preparation, or flexibility in the form of live online classes and recorded videos.  Also quality study material, practice and mock test papers, regular analysis of performance, and most importantly master trainers and mentors to guide you.

Wish you great luck! 
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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Can I bank on the Government Bank Jobs in Future Too?

 trends
On the surface, it looks like the private sector has penetrated the banking and financial industry in every possible way. Whether it is core banking, co-operative banking, cashless banking, digital payments, equity, investment, insurance, loans, asset management or personal and corporate finance, a slew of private players have gradually changed the landscape of this field beyond recognition.

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It would be too hasty, however, to jump to the conclusion that this onslaught will overshadow or sideline Government players in a big way. Small changes and competitive re-orientation notwithstanding, the Government segment of BFSI is becoming as strong, if not stronger, than its private sector counterparts. This rise and transformation is partially spurred by the change brought by competitive forces, the emergence of new financial products and the need to get out of comfort zones. It is partially being driven by Government’s new strategy, financial policies and thrust towards rural empowerment, rural inclusion, microfinance, small business banking and campaigns like Make-in-India.

Public sector banks (Government banks) would continue to reflect the rise in hiring with some seven to ten lakh jobs slated to be created in the next decade itself. That will also be further boosted by indirect employment market for support areas of banking that are being estimated to be to the tune of many lakhs in the next five to seven years. Whether it is a nationalized bank or a private bank, about 85,000 vacancies are estimated to rise in 2016 alone, and that appetite is visible for both kinds of sectors.

It’s a myth that banking has become saturated with the entry of private players. On the contrary, the pie and possibilities have increased manifold with the introduction of new concepts, features, and technologies. The vast untapped population and geography of India still need a lot of focus and action. RBI has issued new licenses in the last few years and the impetus towards deeper financial inclusion is going to drive Government segment too in a growth trajectory. This includes areas like linking subsidies to the account holders, rural product insurance, education and farmer’s loans etc. That growth, with the exodus of retirement-category of employees, will also create many jobs for this segment in the very near future. New branches and emerging categories like operations, IT, risk management, security, digital initiatives, compliance along with a surge in Tier-2, Tier-3 and Tier-5 towns, coupled with the availability of entry-rank jobs due to a retiring workforce, will expand the job market in a massive way.

In fact, some industry watchers and recruitment players have predicted that public sector banks can be reckoned as the biggest recruiter in the year 2016-17.

The banker’s job is no more a boring one and limited to the monotony or a clerical life. With the way banking is changing, the sector needs engineers, digital experts, investment intellectuals, geeks, economists, marketers, sales professionals, equity professionals, technologists, and futurists.

Grab the positions that are coming out soon and enter a sector that is as exciting and as rewarding as any other sector from the new-economy industries. Banking jobs are offering so much variety, momentum, and career advancement that they are becoming the first choice for many professions and many skills that the young population of India is teeming with.

However, proper training and preparation for the banking job market in this realm are recommended, given the added rigour and new layers to hiring processes that nodal authorities have been delving into.

Be a part of this wave, and get the respect and growth that this sector offers, even in a Government category accompanied with the credibility and legacy of many decades that it has nurtured. For thorough preparation to get into this sector, take the help of professional training platforms like TalentSprint.
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The eLitmus Test: Are you Blue or Red?

IT industry
The IT industry has always been an industry where the dynamics of talent supply and demand manifest in the strongest way. India has seen a gamut of sectors within this industry itself that have been opening up at a rapid pace in the last few years, thus bringing in opportunities for new skilled professionals and young talent at large.

A number of means have sprung up to bridge the gap between needs of the industry and the availability of a skilled pool of resources. Companies are looking for good and dependable talent quality and they are not going to cut corners under the pressure of instant talent pool requirements. Some companies have devised their own filters and screening mechanisms at various stages of sourcing and recruitment of talent.

But the advent of a couple of well-designed and frequently-executed tests has served many other companies a ready benchmark and repertoire of talent to choose from. One such test is the eLitmus, which tests aspiring professionals for entry-level opportunities in the industry. The pH level is about hiring potential and is an IT equivalent of sorts for how biology measures health and strength in certain environments.

In a short span of time, eLitmus has become a familiar entry door for many young students and freshers looking to making an arrival in the industry. Its scores have become a barometer for potential recruiters to pick the candidates that match their profiling process and other job aspects. Interviews follow the threshold and candidates can use the scores for a number of opportunities as per the validity of the test.

The eLitmus syllabus has been shaped by this very need of assessment of entry-level engineers in India. It covers quantitative aptitude, problem-solving and verbal ability in order to evaluate students on a variety of parameters that would be helpful for quick screening for a recruiter. Number systems, Probability, Geometry, Equations, Logarithms, Speed, Time, and Percentages etc., constitute the quantitative part along with other areas like Data Tabulation, Graphs, Data Interpretation, Grammar and Comprehension that are covered in other sections.

Candidates approach the test with strategies and awareness of sectional percentage importance and presence of negative marking too. To prepare oneself for an eLitmus question paper, one needs some reasonable level of confidence on the fundamentals, as well as a lot of practice. Speed and priority, as well as the ability to refrain from wrong attempts, are keys to cracking this test. Candidates who are successful in this test achieve the scores by perseverance, practice and a lot of smart planning that plays out in the actual test situation.

The test has become quite mainstream and attracts a lot of activity from both test-takers and test-score-users. The standard that the test has set so far clearly depicts that if one is using expert guidance, has a grip on the syllabus and is able to tackle the question paper with a well-prepared mindset, then the test can open a lot of doors. In fact, many expert platforms also guide candidates for areas that have an impact beyond the test scores. Pen drive programs, mock-tests, interactions, live discussions, group chats and other methods go a long way in making eLitmus preparation a productive and engaging one. If you are aspiring to enter the IT industry then arm yourself well with the test and the preparation that will accelerate this goal. Let go of the Blues and red eyes and turn the litmus paper to your advantage today.

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How to Prepare for CTET 2017

CTET coaching
The CTET examination which is a benchmark for the quality of teachers recruited in Central Government Schools has now also become a requirement by many private schools that prefer their teaching aspirants to have a CTET score. It has now become imperative for aspiring teachers to clear this exam with a good score in order to be placed in a leading school. It is not enough that you just clear the Exam. What is much more important is getting the highest score you can get. So, while preparing, you should aim to score the maximum marks possible. Increase your chances of success with proper guidance and coaching in getting a top score in your very first attempt.

Lakhs of candidates appear for the CTET examination but only a few thousand clear the exam with the required 60% pass score. With such an intense competition to be faced, you need CTET coaching with an edge. Do not be one of those who goes in for the same course available over the years but give yourself that much-needed advantage by opting for reputed coaching platforms like TalentSprint which have exclusively tailored courses to help you not just clear the exam in your first attempt but also achieve an enviably high score.

In recent times we find that technology has been increasingly influencing the core teaching activities. Instructors have been increasingly introducing more online study elements into their classroom teaching. Students prefer recorded lectures, which they can view at their convenience and at their own pace, and as many times required for them to grasp the concepts thoroughly and then the instructors find that the classroom time is aptly used for more interactive sessions. This model is popularly referred to as ‘video lessons’.

TalentSprint’s Prepare-at-Home coaching is available via online or on a Pen Drive which helps you prepare through its 120 to 180 video lessons that you can watch at your own pace, any number of times until you fully understand the concepts. At the Live Classes, you can get your doubts cleared and pick up unique methods from the Trainer-Student Interactions. All the Reference Material you need is available via E-Books and Workbooks which can be downloaded from their sites for a detailed study on all the subjects.

For CTET 2017, you will particularly benefit from,
  •  Master trainers who have trained hundreds of Teachers 
  • Topic-level video lessons and 
  • Mock tests with reports 
 Regular practice not only raises your level of speed but it also raises your accuracy level. Speed and accuracy are the keys to success as the questions attempted must be accurate, in order to gain a high score. Refer to as many past question papers as possible. That will give you a clear picture of what to expect in the exam. Practice, practice, and more practice will only get you perfect through their over 100 Practice Tests and Mock Tests.

You can access question papers available online at www.talentsprint.com/ctet.dpl Assessments have an important role in the learning cycle. It is important to evaluate your test answers and scores.

Get a comprehensive coaching package with Classes, Reference Material, Practice Tests, Interactive Forums, Performance Analysis and Recommendations with Placement Assistance at TalentSprint. Their Master Trainers and Coaches guide you on your final test taking strategy on the basis of your assessments.

So launch your preparation for CTET 2017 with full enthusiasm today.

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Friday, 18 November 2016

eLitmus v/s AMCAT v/s CoCubes: Which is the Best for Engineering Graduates?

Engineering graduates

Given the fact that these days, only academic reports and course certificates are not enough to judge a candidate’s technical, aptitude and reasoning skills, tests like AMCAT, eLitmus and CoCubes help the company and the candidates to arrive at the right decision related to recruitment. These test scores can highlight the candidates' skill sets and thus, serves the purpose of both companies and the candidates.

However, engineering graduates always find themselves at crossroads when they have to decide between AMCAT, eLitmus, and CoCubes. Here’s what you need to know about each of them, so it helps you decide which one to prepare for.

1) AMCAT:

  • It stands for Aspiring Minds Computer Adaptive Test.
  • It is an employability assessment test to evaluate the aptitude, reasoning and technical skills of students and new graduates from a job perspective. It focuses on entry level jobs for freshers.
  • The test assesses basic aptitude like English, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Ability and also certain aspects of personality.
  • The sections and modules in the test can be chosen based on the education background. Some modules are compulsory and others are optional.
  • The level of exam is average.
  • Around 700+ premium companies in India use this as a compulsory test for entry level roles. The companies that use AMCAT as their assessment tool include Accenture, Tata Motors, Snapdeal, Axis Bank and many others.
  • The fee of AMCAT Exam is Rs 843.
  • The score card is valid for 3 years.

2) eLitmus:

  • Launched in 2005, eLitmus is the largest fresh graduate evaluation test which helps students get a job. eLitmus is said to be one of India’s largest employability test and has redefined how fresher and entry-level recruitment is done in India.
  • eLitmus conducts Hiring Potential (pH) Test  and evaluates job seekers based on a variety of parameters and grades them nationwide.
  • The eLitmus Test consists of three parts i.e., the Quantitative section, the Verbal section and the Reasoning section.
  • Candidates who score good percentile in the test can use their scores to apply to all participating companies in the IT/Software sector. Big companies like Accenture, IBM, Adobe etc., hire through eLitmus Test.
  • eLitmus is a good platform for those students who are from small colleges because there is no proper placement facility for many Engineering colleges in India.
  • The fee of eLitmus Exam is Rs 920.
  • The score card is valid for two years.

3) CoCubes:

  • As compared to the other two, it is a little less popular exam but attracts companies like GE etc.
  • It is an entry level exam for freshers. It measures employability across all domains from programming to plumbing.
  • This exam helps the companies to reduce their interview bandwidth using the central assessment platform and it also helps the candidates to move ahead on their career path.
  • The pattern of the exam is same as AMCAT but differs in the level of difficulty.
  • The subjects included in CoCube Test include Quantitative Aptitude, Analytical Reasoning, English Usage and Domain Test.
  • Being a lengthy exam, time management is crucial to crack this.
  • The fee of CoCubes Test is Rs 1500.
  • The score card is valid for one year.
Thus, all the three exams have their own importance and engineering graduates can choose any one depending on their calibre and the company in which that they want to launch their career. In order to be better equipped for AMCAT, CoCubes, and eLitmus, candidates can look forward to advanced coaching platforms like TalentSprint for some cutting edge guidance and preparation from India’s popular faculty team. They even help students with placements post the training session.

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Thursday, 17 November 2016

Is the teaching profession gender biased?

teaching profession

Feminization in the teaching profession is neither a recent development nor is it restricted to India. This phenomenon has been persistent worldwide for decades now.

What is the underlying cause of this gender bias in teachers’ fraternity? Why do fewer men and more women want to pursue teaching as their career? Let us find out.

What does statistics imply?

With every passing year, there’s an increase in the number of female teachers as compared to male teachers. From 20 female teachers per 100 male teachers to 95 female teachers per 100 male teachers is quite a leap for 50 years’ span. In urban Indian schools, today many schools have only 5-10% of male teachers. It’s good that more and more women have come forward to join teaching. But the rate with which the ratio has skewed over the past few years is a clear indication of decreasing interest amongst men towards this sector. If this remains a scenario, soon we will hardly find any male teachers in schools.

Why this skew in statistics?

Above has not been a scenario from ever. Post liberalisation, government policies have encouraged enrollment of girls in schools and made it mandatory to have at least one female teacher in every primary school. Which started off as an initiative to invite more women to join teaching profession through renewed policies, incentives to women, and teaching training centres for women has reached a stage where men have become less inclined towards teaching. One more reason being the flexibility a teaching job offers to women regarding shorter working hours.

What makes teaching a preferred choice amongst women?

An absolute majority of working women in our country have to render dual responsibilities of taking care of both work and home. So teaching is considered to be an ideal option for females who want to balance their family and work. Shorter working hours and longer vacations are the most lucrative aspects of a teaching job. It is even more convenient for the women with children, as the school timings of their kids are most likely to overlap with their practising hours.

Whats drifting men away from teaching as a profession?

Although decades back, teaching was a career for males. But with so few of them currently in school jobs, others are less inclined to view it as a desirable option. There’s a snowball effect here. Lower the number of male teachers already in the profession; more likely are the other men to perceive it as an area for women.

What is the role of schools?

Schools, especially primary and pre-primary tend to hire more female candidates attributing to traits they consider intrinsic to women such as motherly affection, patience and discipline. One more reason why many men don’t even apply for teaching jobs. Everyone needs to realise teaching is a skill which has nothing to do with the gender of a teacher.

Do we need more men as educators?

Every profession today is rising above gender disparity and teaching should too. Children need both male and female teachers as their role models. Some experts believe that boys, who struggle more in the classroom could use an example of male role models. Men of today are more patient, warm and affectionate, qualities generally associated with women to make them suitable candidates for teaching. So this is just a matter of mindset. Moreover, by joining this profession, even men can enjoy benefits like job security, longer vacations and convenient working hours.

What's the solution?

We need to break free from gender stereotypes in the classroom. Let us not reach a stage where ‘mam’s’ strikingly outnumber ‘sirs’ in schools. We all should make intensive efforts to change the perception of teaching as a whole. Men should be encouraged as much as women to opt for teaching as a career. Hiring managers have to make sure that they don't display preference by gender while hiring. Men should themselves not refrain and come forward to serve as teachers. After all, we don't need a world left with no men teachers at all.

Men or women, if trying to make a career into teaching, you must seek out TalentSprint’s guidance and support to take the right decisions in your career as a teacher.

Good luck!
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IBPS Common Recruitment Process Notification for Specialist Officers

IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment 2017

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released its notification for IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment 2017. The Online Common Written Exam for the Common Recruitment Process (CRP) for selection of personnel in Specialist Officers' Cadre posts in the participating organisations is tentatively scheduled in January 2017. A total of twenty banks and financial institutions are participating under CRP SPL-VI Exam 2017 for the appointment of suitable candidates. So, all those wishing to secure the high paying jobs in various banks across India, the time has come to gear up fast.

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Participating organisations

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

Important dates for CRP SPL-VI Exam 2017

The tentative schedule of the events is as follows:
  1. Online registration of application of candidates: November 16-December 2, 2016
  2. Payment of application fee (Online): November 16-December 2, 2016
  3. Download of Call Letter for examination: After January 16, 2017
  4. Tentative date of Online Examination: January 28 and 29, 2017
  5. Declaration of result status of exam (CWE): February 16, 2017
  6. Download of Call Letters for interview: February 24, 2017
  7. Conduct of interview: March 2017
  8. Provisional allotment: April 1, 2017

Vacancy details

  1. IT Officer (Scale-I)
  2. Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I)
  3. Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I)
  4. Law Officer (Scale-I)
  5. HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale-I)
  6. Marketing Officer (Scale-I)

Eligibility criteria

1. Age Limit: Candidates' age should be minimum 20 years and maximum 30 years as on November 1, 2016. Candidate must have been born not earlier than November 2, 1986, and not later than November 1, 1996 (both dates inclusive). Age relaxation will be applicable as per norms.

2. Essential educational qualification: Candidates, intending to apply for CRP SPL-VI Exam 2017 should ensure that they fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria specified by IBPS:
  • IT Officer (Scale-I): 4 year Engineering/Technology Degree in Computer Science /Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications / Electronics & Communication/Electronics & Instrumentation, or Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/Electronics & Tele Communication/Electronics & Communication/Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/Information Technology/Computer Applications, or  Graduate having passed DOEACC 'B' level
  • Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I): 4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture/Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/Veterinary Science/Dairy Science/ Fishery Science/Pisciculture/Agricultural Marketing & Cooperation/Co-operation & Banking/Agro-Forestry/Forestry/Agricultural Biotechnology/Food Science/Agriculture Business Management/Food Technology/Dairy Technology/Agricultural Engineering.
  • Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale-I): Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level or Post Graduate Degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level.
  • Law Officer (Scale-I): A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council
  • HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale-I): Graduate and Full time Post Graduate degree or Full time Post Graduate diploma in Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/HR/HRD/Social Work /Labour Law*.
  • Marketing Officer (Scale-I): Graduate and Full-time MMS (Marketing) / MBA (Marketing)/Full time 2 years PGDBA/PGDBM/PGPM/PGDM with specialisation in Marketing*.
*In the case of dual specialisations, one of the fields of specialisation should be in the field prescribed; in the case of major/ minor specialisations, major specialisation should be in the stream prescribed.

Candidates having PG Degree (MMS or MBA)/PG Diploma with more than two specialisations are not eligible to apply.

Selection procedure

The selection process will comprise of online Common Written Exam and interview.
The structure of the written exam is as under,

Law Officer- Scale I & Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I
S.No.
Name of the Tests
No. of Questions
Max. Marks
Duration
1
Reasoning
50
*
30 minutes
2
English Language
50
*
25 minutes
3
General Awareness with special reference to
Banking Industry

50
*
30 minutes
4
Professional Knowledge
50
80
35 minutes

Total
200
80
120 minutes

IT Officer Scale-I, Agricultural Field Officer Scale-I, HR/ Personnel Officer Scale-I & Marketing Officer Scale-I
S.No.
Name of the Tests
No. of Questions
Max. Marks
Duration
1
Reasoning
50
*
30 minutes
2
English Language
50
*
25 minutes
3
Quantitative Aptitude

50
*
30 minutes
4
Professional Knowledge
50
80
35 minutes

Total
200
80
120 minutes

* Only qualifying. Marks obtained will not be added for merit listing for interview

Registration process

Eligible candidates may apply online through official website www.ibps.in from November 16-December 2, 2016. The registration/application fee is Rs.600/- for General category and Rs.100 for SC/ST/PWD candidates.

Going a step further…

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