Wednesday, 31 August 2016

3 Reasons to Expect the Unexpected in IBPS PO

unexpected things in IBPS PO

Competitive exams like IBPS PO often throw a surprise for candidates. Interestingly, some of them may not be surprises or totally unexpected for some candidates. Preparation can help you expect the unexpected.



We highlight three areas where candidates usually assume questions would not appear and were disappointed that they were not prepared for it. As simple as they appear to be, you need to ensure you don’t leave any stone unturned to ensure you attempt all the questions. Unexpected questions are definitely not a good surprise to have in IBPS PO exam.

Questions from the Basics

Sometimes the best questions asked are most basic in nature. But you may have ignored the basics because you feel, they are, well, basic!! And thus a brilliant opportunity to attempt a question successfully may be gone. Remember the idea during the exam is to attempt all the questions, which is not the same as answering all the questions. In fact answering all the questions is virtually impossible. But you can definitely attempt. And to attempt all questions, make sure you not only have the knowledge of advanced formulas etc., but also the basic ones. Passages in English, for example, are quite basic. But you may have ignored it by not practicing enough. The same holds true for many simple quantitative aptitude problems.

General Awareness questions that feel out of the world:

This is one section that can make you feel out of this world. There is no fixed syllabus for this section. All you are advised to do is read the newspaper on a daily basis and catch up with a business magazine that focuses on banking and finance. But this does not tell you what’s running in the mind of the examiners. Which news  amongst these thousands will qualify to become a question in the exam? You may try to decode the pattern, but they are more useful in other sections, not in this.

The only way out is to relax and let go of those questions which you are totally unsure of. After all, it is a matter of either knowing or not knowing. There is no formula or a method by which you can calculate and arrive at the answer. One trick to ensure you remember what you have read here is to follow stories and not just events. Stories are better remembered and events are easily forgotten.

Unexpected questions in the Interview

After passing the Prelims and the Mains comes the interview part. Being prepared for unexpected questions in a personal interview is equally important. The usually recommended reading is on banking terms and also about the best behaviour expected while dealing with customers. But you may be unprepared for questions on certain current affairs related to Banking and Finance. This is because, no matter how much you follow-up with the newspapers, there is always more to catch up.

Ensure you are calm and relaxed. This can help you recall what you have read or already know about the subject. Keep your language simple and avoid complex jargons. Answer to the point and avoid lengthy explanations.

Do remember that some part of the exam or the interview will always be a surprise. Whether it is a pleasant one or not, depends on your level of preparation and the right guidance.

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Friday, 26 August 2016

Long awaited IBPS Clerk CWE VI Notification is Out.

IBPS Notification

IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) notification for recruitment of Clerical Cadre in various Public Sector Banks is out and tentatively scheduled in November/ December 2016 & January 2017.



Before applying for the post of IBPS CWE CLERKS-VI candidates should ensure that you fulfil the eligibility criteria.

Educational Qualification:

Candidates should be a Graduates i.e., have a Bachelor Degree in any discipline from a recognized university or an equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Government of India.

Age Limit:

Candidates should be a minimum of 20 years not exceeding 30 years 

Candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1986 and not later than 01.07.1996 (both dates inclusive) 

Relaxation of upper age limit is 5 years for SC/ST, 3 years for OBC, 10 years for PWD, 5 years for Ex-Servicemen.

Computer Literacy:

Operating and working knowledge in computer systems is mandatory.

Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/UT :

Candidates should know how to read, write and speak the Official Language of the State/UT for which vacancies the candidate is applying for.

IBPS CWE VI Exam Pattern Details

IBPS CWE Selection Process will be done in two stages First is Preliminary Common Written Exam & Second is Mains and then Provisional Allotment. 

IBPS Clerks CWE is an Objective type paper of 1 hour consisting of Reasoning Ability, Numerical Ability, and English Language. There are 100 questions for 100 marks. Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut-off marks to be decided by the IBPS. A number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for the main examination which is held online. Online Written Main exam includes five subjects of Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge each having a different weightage. This is a 135-minute exam for 200 marks. There is negative marking, for every wrong answer 0.25 marks are deducted.

A candidate should qualify in the CWE online main examination and be sufficiently high in the merit to be considered for subsequent provisional allotment process. On completion of the Main Examination, depending on the State/UT wise vacancies of the Participating Organisations, candidates shortlisted will be provisionally allotted to one of the Participating Organisations, based on merit-cum-preference.

HOW TO APPLY:

The application is only to be done online. Candidates can apply online only from 22.08.2016 to 12.09.2016.

Pre-Requisites for Applying Online:

Before applying online, candidates should— 
- Scan their photograph and signature ensuring that they adhere to the required specifications.
 - Keep the necessary details/documents ready to make Online Payment of the application fee.
 - Have a valid personal email ID, which should be kept active till the completion of the Common Recruitment Process. IBPS may send call letters for the Examination etc. and even other details if required to the registered e-mail ID. Candidates should be careful while filling the online application as no change in any of the data filled in the online application will be possible. Before submission of the online application, you should use the “SAVE AND NEXT” feature to verify the details in the online application form and modify the same if required. Re-verify all the details before you submit. No change is permitted after clicking on FINAL SUBMIT Button. Candidates have to indicate in the online application the State to which they opt for provisional allotment on selection. The option once exercised becomes irrevocable. 
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Why Engineering students lag behind during job selections?

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The employer is certainly looking for your core strengths so getting them across is of very important

It is such an irony that brains that can house solutions to so many problems, an enviable structural thinking edge, loads of knowledge and ability to develop real-world answers, are the ones that tend to struggle in figuring out what went wrong in their job hunt!

What went wrong?

You have the best domain-related skills, and quite an experience or training to back that up. You are passionate about what you do. You don’t take shortcuts at work. You chase perfection. You are going to be an asset worth all the pride for any organization that will hire you.

 And yet, you struggle when it comes to the make-or-break job selection. Friend, your brain must already know the answer. All you need is the courage to accept it.

 No matter how much knowledge you pack, it just won’t shine through unless you package it well. A live project is not what an interview chat usually involves so imagine how tough it is for the interviewer to fully appreciate what you have got.

 Gibberish is good for the coding you enjoy but not when you are trying to explain your approach during an interview.

 Also, communication skills and other soft aspects like body language, articulation, assertiveness, people-interaction, confidence, empathy, creativity etc., are way more important during job selections than you can ever imagine. Most top-notch companies today involve group discussions, assessment centres, case challenges, and long interviews to ensure that the candidate they pick is well-rounded.

 You have to get out of the nerd stereotype and deliver yourself as an individual who can shake hands with confidence, hold an interesting conversation during interviews, speak with charm, argue with fellow aspirants in a GD, and express opinions and answers without any snags..

 This is not a short-term fix to pass the interview process but something that has strong and wide implications way beyond. When you are assigned an IT responsibility that would in some way or the other, link to client interactions, having strong communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills would be as important as knowing a particular software or programming language.

 Even if you are secluded from client-linked roles, you would still come across a team scenario where managing people or interacting with colleagues and various stakeholders would be normal parts of the job you are assigned.

 Engineering students often overlook the soft parts of a job in the flurry and passion of equipping themselves on the functional and technical side. Today’s scenario, especially with the advent of digital age, necessitates that other skills are well in place to understand and deliver to the customer in an entirely radical way.

 Hence stop denying that these gaps exist. Years of study and rigor may not have given you the chance of exploring other skills but with some guidance, effort and practice, you can definitely become the well-rounded professional that your dream company would be proud to hire and cherish. It is also observed that many Engineering students do not know the selection procedure for many companies which involves Aptitude tests, Reasoning tests, English tests and even Computer programming tests. Due to lack of preparation, students tend to perform poorly in these exams. And a few of those who do well in written tests face difficulties in the Interview stage due to lack of soft skills.

 And once you accept that these skills do not exist in you, you will be ready to be coached by professional Institutes like TalentSprint. They not only prepare you for the technical side of the exam like entrance tests but also for the interview. A thorough preparation from such Institutes will help you clear industry-recognised exams like AMCAT, eLitmus, and CoCubes. These scores are accepted by blue chip IT companies and can give an advantage over other candidates.

 This training will not only get you past a fierce group discussion stage or a panel of interviews with different personalities but would also assist you in dealing with many shades of clients and real world problems.

 Get ready to conquer the world and break the label that most people slap on Engineers in general. Being a geek can be a cool thing. It does not have to be boring or timid or odd. Try today.

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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Break Free from the Monotony. Transform Your Teaching Career

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If the air is becoming dull in the classroom, take charge and stir it up

For any teacher worth his/her salt; monotony can be the toughest curse to encounter in this profession, whether it happens on this side of the desk or on that side, is irrelevant. The monotony in teaching sets in due to  various reasons.

The course requirements and content can be such that they easily turn into a boring
stretch every time. After all, how subjects like Maths or Paleontology made more fun? The routine that one tends to fall in over the course of many years or initial conditioning can further amplify the boredom factor.

Then there is one’s own stage and set of skill-sets which may desire change as per changing times as well as education dynamics. Believe it or not, even teaching as a profession is fast joining the league of constant improvement, skill enhancement, and new competencies.

To add to that, fast-dwindling attention-spans, distractions, technology-dominated brains etc., are making it all the more difficult to instill excitement in a typical classroom setting.

The only way to break this monotony is to first recognize that such a problem exists and then to assess it without any bias or judgement. This will then include acceptance of some constraints that cannot, in a practical context, be tread over. Yet, some room and possibilities still remain.

Give your best shot to these:

  1. Do the opposite. Instead of treating and criticising technology as an adversary, try using it on your side. Many tools, games, interactive websites, and series are available today that make it easy as well as fun to impart a certain topic or subject in a fresh way.
  2. Try to assess if your knowledge as a professional in this field needs any boost. There are a couple of exams as well as training courses, for instance, the CTET, for putting you back on the fast foot here.
  3. Experiment with teaching styles by mixing competition, participation, creativity and first-hand experience to a given subject and classroom. Try to break the class into groups and challenge them with projects and goals to channelise their time for a particular lesson.
  4. Some latest industry certifications can help to add new strengths to existing teaching profiles or even help you leapfrog from a basic teacher to specialized and high-growth areas. Try the CTET for better job prospects and new avenues.
  5. On your part, you can make your teaching routine a little different every time by trying the game approach, the discussion method, homework-tweaks, lecture-spins etc. The way you design lectures, takeaways and the approach you undertake for research can also be attempted from a different direction. The more refreshing the new approach is, the less boring teaching would continue to stay.
  6. Today, ample capsule-courses, as well as proper certifications exist and that too, in an online format to allow the flexibility of strengthening yourself with what’s new out there.
  7. The golden rule of breaking monotony since decades – whenever you fall in a rut, change the direction. So, even after you start applying participation as a way of breaking dullness, some time later, you might want to reconsider and refresh by changing the direction again.
  8. Teaching has to be sincere  but it never has to be dull. Join group networks and professional communities to learn what your peers are doing and with some fine cross-references and best-practice-sharing, there’s so much that can be dealt with.
  9. Join some training courses like the ones around the CTET that align with latest education trends so that you stay up to date with what’s working and flowing today. This will make your career contemporary and industry-ready. Since this test requires a thorough understanding of Teaching Pedagogy and knowledge of the basics of many subjects it is advisable to get coached for increasing the chances of success. Professional coaching Institutes like TalentSprint who have trained thousands of teachers for these kinds of exams can help you learn what you need. The courses are delivered in both classroom and online formats, making it easy for anyone, anywhere to access their expertise.
  10. No matter how rigid the curriculum is, every subject today is adding new insights and updates. Being in sync with the latest journals, research progress, and news, in general, can not only help the subject with the most recent content but would also make it interesting to teach and learn.
  11. Pace and variety are great elements to play with. Use them in your lectures. Try PowerPoint slides, animation, monologues, old-fashioned reading, videos, field visits, lab tasks etc., to inculcate variety for both yourself and the learner.
Above everything else, always approach the class and subject with zeal. If needed, take a break, a detour for some days, add a new skill, take the latest proficiency exam or training and strike back with renewed energy.

When there is passion and energy, boredom and monotony find little place to hang around.
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Top IT Companies and their Selection Procedures

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Being prepared is half the battle won. The same applies when you are aiming for any company from the top-league in IT industry.

If you are thinking of joining Infosys, TCS, HCL, Oracle, Tech Mahindra, MindTree, Mphasis, Rolta, SAP and Microsoft etc. you are definitely looking at the top echelon of the Indian market.

Some of these hints based on industry feedback and expert assessment on the selection procedures of these companies will help you be better prepared when you apply to them.
  • Infosys:

    Let’s start with Infosys for it still retains the distinction of having the finest and the most structured selection systems in the country. The net is wide at the initial level to encourage talent from various segments and of various eligibility levels and often, from every branch of engineering. Its recruitment efforts also include written tests, campus selections, career-plus kind of programs etc. The whole process consists of detail-oriented background and general information as well as technical strengths, interviews, and attitude checks. Weaknesses that can lead to the exit door would be inadequate subject knowledge and lack of job related research, , too-much-resume-focus, and absence of career direction. You might, on the safe side, want to check your eligibility for a job spot if you have already appeared for a process in the last few months.
  • Microsoft:

    If you are working towards an entry in Microsoft, do note that the company stresses well on internship and graduation-time applications so not having years of experience won’t be a barrier here. A review based system along with career events, hackathons etc., helps the company sift the right talent for itself. They also prefer solution-oriented coding, practical testing attempts etc., during selection interviews, as some first-hand experience-led candidates suggest.
  • SAP:

    SAP focuses on specific domains as per product lines and selection procedure can span through multiple telephonic rounds to an interview concluding with a senior person meeting. SAP Labs would obviously give more weight to R&D strengths. Technical rounds can be preceded with online exams that cover reasoning and behavioural areas among other checks.
  • HCL:

    HCL’s process starts with online rounds covering aptitude, technical skills, reasoning etc., and with every short-listing, a candidate moves ahead towards the end stages. It also conducts off-campus drives for pulling in freshers.
  • Others:

    Other companies generally follow a mix of the methods mentioned so far.  TCS, for instance, can have many rounds like aptitude, HR, technical, along with an online and face-time component. Similarly, Tech Mahindra has various rounds that vary from aptitude tests, written phases, essays to HR interviews etc. Quantitative, analytical, reasoning and both verbal, as well as non-verbal skills, make a significant part of the tests. In the case of Oracle, the application form itself can be an important and intensive step.
On a general note, the specifics of a particular company’s selection procedures vary in terms of time taken, number of rounds, the level of depth and rigor, documentation, choice of online vs. real-face-time, eligibility standards and focus areas based on the overall culture, lineage and job requirements of that company.

One thing that runs common with all these companies is the entrance test (usually a written test) followed by either a group discussion or interview or both. Entrance tests are aimed at assessing your Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, English, and Computer Programming among others. It would be helpful if you can get a score from tests like AMCAT, eLitmus or CoCubes. This needs a thorough preparation, though. Professional coaching Institutes like TalentSprint help in preparing for such exams. This kind of coaching can help crack such tests in the initial attempts, instead of going through a cycle of trial & error.

After all, it is as hard and important to them as it is for you. If you are looking for the right fitment, the corporates are also looking for a suitable resource . We wish you all the best to find the best match.

Disclaimer: Pls visit individual company’s website to get the latest information on the recruitment procedures, to supplement and modify the advice in this blog.

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One more reason to prepare for the Govt. exam: Landing a private job

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Landing a Government job is a dream for majority of the educated youth. The security and additional facilities available in Government sectors like banking, railway, SSC etc., attract lakhs of youth to such jobs.

But the number of Government jobs on offer is very limited. As a result, there are fewer chances of getting one. Nevertheless, there are many private jobs in various sectors like IT, Teaching, Banking, etc. The preparation for Government jobs needs a lot of study and hard work that usually includes written tests and interviews.  Time spent in preparing for such exams in getting a Government job is usually considered to be a waste if the candidate fails in getting a Government job.



But now the scenario is likely to change, as the Govt. has decided to start a website of a data bank where the ranks and marks obtained by candidates are displayed. How will this help?

How will Government Score help you to get a job in Private Sector?

The National Informatics Centre is developing a website called Integrated Information System for Public Recruitment Agencies. This website will be linked to web pages of individual recruitment agencies.

The website will be designed in such a way that the home page will display details of recruitment examinations undertaken by the students in the past one year and the date of announcement of the final results of the examination. Private sector units will be able to access details of a candidate’s performance along with their ranks. The idea was initially suggested by the Prime Minister and he directed the NITI Aayog to get a formal approval of DoPT ( Department of Personnel & Training) to start the initiative.

This new data bank of candidates can be used by private sector banks, schools, IT companies etc. to select a candidate based on the tests. This new initiative is advantageous to both the private sector units and the youth looking for a suitable employment.

The new website being created is a boon to the candidates preparing for Government written tests and interviews. There are similar jobs in both the private and the public sectors and the scores of the Government exams can help candidates get their dream job in the private sector with just one score.

Prepare well to get the best score

So the best way to gain an entry to both the private and the Govt. job is to get the best score possible. This alone can enhance your chances of employment. When it comes to the preparation for banking, IT, and teaching jobs, professional coaching Institutes like TalentSprint can be a good bet. They have helped 100,000+ youth land their dream job. TalentSprint is not just a coaching Institute but also a platform which has a partnership with many colleges and corporate entities. This can enhance your visibility.

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Thursday, 18 August 2016

How to break into the cut-throat IT job industry?

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The world changes every 365 days but in the IT industry things spin at a different pace altogether. A candidate has to be adequately swift and alert to adapt himself/herself as per the changing market needs. That is vital in this industry because here, everything starts and restarts with technology, a force that is changing every now and then – sometimes in a matter of just a few hours.

Gone are the days when being IT-skilled was akin to being qualified merely in Java, C+ or C++. Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud, Data Science, Natural Language Processing, Bots, Apps, DevOps etc. are no more in the realm of upcoming technologies. They are already around us. Many companies are experimenting with cutting-edge concepts at a staggering scale and with huge confidence. POCs (Proof-of-Concepts), green-field investments and early adopter projects are accelerating fresh trends into mainstream scope at a much faster and wider level in this digital age.

Merely having some IT skill just won’t suffice. To survive in the fast-shifting industry, a smart professional would have to always be two steps ahead. Having the right skills not just help you get a job super fast but also make way for attractive packages along with amazing job profiles.

Plus, when you have the hottest skill under your belt you are also seen and embraced by the top league of recruiters in the industry. That leads to projects that are new, challenging, enriching and conducive to further growth.

In fact, Gartner had revealed in a survey  that cloud computing, analytics, mobility, security etc., are going to heavily influence IT professionals' jobs and careers in 18 months starting from later half of 2016. Do take note that a lot of skill gap exists but the major ones that surfaced here were: Cloud, data, analytics, general technical skills, a lack of broad technology knowledge, strengths Vis a Vis security, legacy modernization, mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), professional effectiveness skills, critical thinking/problem-solving, business acumen/knowledge and communication skills.

It’s probably time to take a frank look at what you have got and compare them with some new areas that are opening up goldmines of opportunities and job potential. Use them to break into this competition-driven industry and carve out a space for yourself:
  • Big Data is in and is not going anywhere. Imagine that professionals with Cassandra experience alone turned out to be the second-highest earners, according to a Dice 15-16 annual salary study. Statistical Computing paradigms like R,  Data Science language Julia, Data-side innovations like Hadoop, data warehousing skills, Hive, Agile Scrum Master and DevOps are redefining the landscape in the programming, app-development and database spaces.
  • IoT, Fog Computing, SDN (Software Defined Networking) etc are bridging the valley between software and hardware at an unprecedented pace. That means, whether you are some hardware professional or a software one, you would have to adapt soon to tap these changes.
  • In cases of languages - R, Perl, Python, Ruby and agile development methods have completely upended the territory that C ruled for many decades. Same goes for the traction that Android, HTML 5, native apps, high-definition web and mobile technologies are gaining.
  • Mainframes, on-premise servers and legacy infrastructure etc., are fading at a great velocity, thus creating the need for skills that fit the new-age models around cloud, lean servers, blades, SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) etc.
  • The rise of analytics with compelling models will create the need for data visualization skills, data scientists and knowledge of Hadoop, Spark, Hive, Scala and Java/Python with SQL/NoSQL etc.
  • Open-source frameworks like Spark with apt programming and coding confidence are sparking a lot of interest from enterprises and this heat is trickling down into job requirements now.
  • Cloud: As per the Gartner survey, IT professionals picked out cloud as the technology carrying the potential of the single-biggest impact on their career in 2016.
  • Interestingly, growing areas like IoT are bringing back the days of electrical engineers in action - although with a new context for connected machines this time.
  • Company- specific skills are also in the hot zone so depending on their attraction and fit with one’s interests, one can evaluate Azure (Microsoft), Jira (Atlassian), Salesforce, Android (Google) as well.
Catch up with these new demand zones if you haven’t yet and grab that dream job, with the dream package, at the dream company with a smart approach.

One of the best methods to get a job with a top IT company is get a verifiable and industry-certified score like eLitmus, AMCAT or CoCubes. Preparation for such tests is tough indeed, but with professional coaching from Institutes like TalentSprint, you can get a credible score and get noticed by top notch IT companies including Multi-National Companies. If the competition is hot, do not let it aim for your throat. Run and catch up to survive.


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Anyone can stand in a class. But not everyone can stand out.

Have you ever wondered why does the aspect of Child Development and Pedagogy get so much importance in CTET? It’s not about some 30 marks, but the very level of difficulty that the section has commanded. Some experts even venture that nailing this section makes other sections way easier to navigate.

Turns out that what shapes a good teacher depends a lot on what orientation she has when it comes to the very approach of teaching. Teaching methodology plays a big role in expanding and deepening one’s impact as a teacher - in the class and beyond. It helps in your preparation for the career immensely if you spent some time considering your unique style and inclinations.

Of course, this choice would depend to a great degree on the diversity of one’s strengths, one’s environment, institution’s leanings, philosophy, classroom, learners, and objectives of education. Choices galore and range from conventional ones to radical ones, thereby giving a lot of room to apply direct to indirect, rigid or well-tested to new, closed to open, objective-based to boundary-less and instructor-heavy to learner-heavy methods.

Here are some examples of smart teaching methods that one can adopt based on the situation and the learner’s willingness to be a part of the process:
  • Lecture methods, Exams-driven instructions, What-based learning; Question-Answer Recitations and Cause-Effect teaching
  • Summary-preparation, Report-Constructions by students; Library research and other assignment-based approaches
  • Supplementary readings
  • Demonstrations, Lab work, Field trips
  • Immersive learning, Participatory learning, Peer-to-Peer instruction
  • Gaming and Simulation
  • Problem-solving or Case-study formats
  • Approaches high on encouraging creativity, questioning, innovation and free thinking. Like: Story-telling, Open-textbook study; Differentiated assignments and personalized challenges, Eric Mazur’s interactive learning technique, Inviting external experts or senior citizen(s) for specific sessions
  • Application-oriented development; Skill-focused sessions
  • Collaborative work, Hands-on learning, Drama, Role playing.
  • Tech-savvy and tool-powered teaching: Virtual training, Software, Videos, Demos etc.
One would have to consider a number of factors and a lot is uncertain in the future when one thinks about actual constraints, institution’s readiness as well as learner-readiness for some specific methods. But it would be a good idea to sort out at least one’s own preferences and strengths currently. This will enable you to head in the right direction and be aware of both the pitfalls and possibilities of certain methods.

What matters in a class is not who is teaching, but how is the lesson being conveyed to the learner. The precision, longevity, and impact of any lesson would depend on the ‘how’ and not so much on the ‘what’. This becomes acute in a scenario where a classroom presents a lot of diversity of student mindsets, openness, backgrounds, resources and comprehension levels.

Some students may like to learn beneath a tree, some would learn better with a game, some would learn faster through a story or a classmate, some would be better equipped to study a bee in a petri dish and some would like it in a real garden instead – but do you have what it takes to adopt suitable methodologies to become a teacher who can contribute in carving the future of these kids.

It would be good for a strong teacher to have at least a small mix of varying methods well-tapped so that every kind of student and every difficulty of lesson can be handled with confidence and ease.

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Scared of IBPS 2016? Good, you are on your way to success

IBPS 2016

Bank jobs are not that easy to get through because it is highly competitive. This competition can make a candidate nervous and scared. Well, this is good and can be your first step towards success. This is because if you are really scared of IBPS 2016, then you will devote more time and energy in preparing for it. Thus,  fear of failure can take you to the heights of success.

Moreover, it is a common fact that when you are scared of something, you take it as a challenge or motivation. So, if you are scared of IBPS PO Exam, you will take it as a challenge to crack it any cost. Let’s look at some of the fears that you probably have and how they can actually help you prepare better.


  1. Fear of unpreparedness:

    Try to read the study materials for a minimum of 5 to 6 hours every day and keep making notes at the same time. This will help you cover the ground over time and you can always fall back on your notes for reference.
  2. Fear of being unaware:

    Every morning, allocate one hour for reading newspapers as it can give you information about the current issues in banking and finance industry. It is also a good idea to stay updated about the happenings around the world as many events are inter-connected.
  3. Fear of voluminous  bulky books:

    IBPS has a vast syllabus and there are many books for this syllabus. So, understand that there will always be books that you won’t be able to read and there will always be something that you will miss out on while preparing. It’s normal, so just let go and focus on what your coaching Institute has asked you to cover.
  4. Fear of being outdone by others:

    Remember that understanding the concepts matters more than the books that you read. Learn smart tricks, shortcuts, and formulas for fast calculations. This alone will not work, but will orient you towards becoming a better and stronger contender in the race. 
  5. Fear of unknown questions:

    Try to attempt as many mock tests and previous year’s question papers as possible. This will help gain confidence and bring a certain amount of predictability to the whole game of this mega exam. The basis of this fear is a lack of practice. But again, practice with a stopwatch and create a virtual exam environment every time you take up a mock test. For best results, try TalentSprint’s online mock tests. They will give real-time results and feedback too. 
  6. Fear of forgetfulness:

    This is a common fear amongst most candidates. That is why revisions are important. Revisions enable you to focus on the most important things at the time of the exam and thus the fear of forgetting something will disappear.Fear of failure: This is a universal fear. Always have a positive frame of mind while preparing for the exam and on the D-day. Always keep in mind that this is not the end of the world. Have confidence in your abilities and remember your strength areas. Do not panic while answering the questions. If you do so, then you will not be able to solve even the easy questions.
Always remember that fear can either kill or rekindle the confidence. Channelize your energies properly during the preparation phase and build confidence.

For more help, talk to professional Institutes like TalentSprint and enrol in one of their bank exam preparation programs today.


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Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Dos & Don’ts for Job-Seeking IT Freshers

Now that you have passed that course and armed yourself with both the certification as well as the competence for a career start, it’s time to take a pause and ensure that you don’t waste time, energy and focus on the wrong roads. You will get to the job you have worked so hard for, but only if you pick the right path.

So, some lanes to better avoid: the Don’ts

  • Don’t over-rely on just one acquaintance or job opening. Spread the net wide as they say. Use a good, well-networked online portal to expand your chances.
  • Don’t be unrealistic about expectations on remuneration and title etc. This is the initial stage, so while you don’t have to sell yourself short, some homework on the industry-best practices would help you set a practical range of compensation.
  • Even if an interview does not go well, don’t shy away from seeking candid feedback. This will only help you improve and leave a good impression.
  • Do not settle for the first available opening. You have to be sure of your actual expectations and caliber along with the job description.
  • Also bear in mind that for a fresher, the initial few jobs would not be exactly rosy or glossy. There would be a considerable degree of legwork, boring chores or unfamiliar ground involved. What you want in terms of a perfect job will happen only after you work through this grind first.
  • Don’t just look at the brand or the paycheck. Also take into account the work culture, the role, the scope for growth, the possibility of industry networking etc. when you apply for any position.

Now some Do’s that will actually help you land a good job that you deserve

  • Always keep your confidence and optimism up 
  • Learn from every opportunity
  • Work on visibility. All that matters at this stage is getting a toe in the door. But if you are not there on the right platforms and networks you might miss a great opportunity.
  • Build your resume: smart and crisp. Highlight those parts that tailor well to the job you are aiming for. There is not much point listing down an autobiography here. Think of what a prospective employer would be interested in. Sell that. Chuck everything else.
  • Be ready- whether it is the resume or your mindset or your interview stance
  • Adapt and understand the skills that are relevant as of now. Keep updating and enriching yourself, especially because you belong to the ever-dynamic and fluid IT industry.
  • Get a good score in exams like AMCAT or eLitmus or CoCubes. This score will help you in getting job invitations from some of the Top IT companies including MNC IT Companies.
  • Network as much as possible: both online and real-time. At the end of the day, people connect with people.
  • Always try to put actual experience first. Any project, done in school, college or as a volunteer, can suffice to showcase that you are a reliable, diligent and competent candidate.
  • Keep impressive but genuine references ready and offer them wherever desired. This is also the place where you can market your job-ready skills by letting your internship boss or college faculty talk about strengths that were visible during a project undertaken.
  • Get a professional coaching: Since most IT companies conduct an entrance test, it helps if you are prepared for such tests. You can get professional coaching from Institutes like TalentSprint through their online & classroom programs to succeed in such exams in the very first attempt.
  • An employer is looking for skills, knowledge, and experience – the mix varies but components stay. You may be not high on experience but you can always amplify the other two.
Last but not the least; be proud and not worried that you are a fresher. This is your time and the kind of opportunities that you get in IT job today is far better, exciting and world-changing than what senior professionals get. So tap this time well and begin the hunt. For details on getting a professional coaching for entrance exams visit TalentSprint.

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10 Common Mistakes you should avoid for IBPS 2016

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In the rush to succeed, candidates often acquire many notions, habits and ways of thinking and doing things. Not all of them are good for success, especially for highly competitive exams like those of IBPS. Over a period of time, we have observed that candidates commit certain mistakes which can be easily avoided by just being conscious about them.



Here is a list of common errors. Take a look and see if  you are doing any of them and simply avoid them.

1. Not practicing enough

Attempting many mock tests and practicing question papers is very important. Most of the students tend to prepare all the parts but fail to take up a good number of mock tests. These mock tests will help you become confident and channelise your hard work in the right direction.

2.   Time Management

One of the common mistakes made in IBPS exams is the mismanagement of time. Generally, candidates take more time in answering the aptitude questions, hence other sections. It is wise to attempt all the known questions from all the parts first and then try the tougher ones.

3. Making guesswork

Take the negative marking scheme more seriously. Making guesses for completely unknown questions under the pretext of calculative risk results in negative marking which is not affordable. Please remember that for every incorrect answer you lose 0.25 marks.

4. Not being updated

Of all the sections, the General Awareness section is one which cannot be prepared like the other ones. There is no substitute for reading newspaper and magazines on a daily basis. It cannot be done overnight. On the contrary, you can take up newspaper reading as a refreshing task that will get you away from the usual tasks of solving problems.

5. Not knowing the shortcut techniques

Knowing the shortcut technique will not automatically guarantee that you will be able to answer the question correctly, but not knowing it will cost you both the time and the right answer. Time is like gold in IBPS exam. If you are using lengthy problem-solving methods, start by learning some highly valuable short cut methods from India’s finest competitive exams coach Rohit Agarwal. You can access his videos on problem-solving here https://www.youtube.com/user/TSBankersChoice

6. Not attempting all questions

This is not the same as answering all the questions. A cursory look at the question should tell you whether it is worth attempting to solve it. If not, move on and attempt the ones you can. If time permits, come back to those tougher ones and see if you can spare time for them. In this way, you will not lose out on questions that you can answer easily due to lack of time.

7. Going in for old guides and older study materials

Nowadays you have Google for almost everything in the world. Simply Google about the IBPS exam and get to know the latest exam pattern. Visit a coaching centre and learn about the pros and cons of the new pattern. Seek proper guidance for the preparation and begin the process. Collect the latest study material which has all the latest techniques and stay competitive.

8. Referring too many books

Don’t get this advice wrong. We are all for you reading more. But under the pretext of enhancing your performance, never refer too many resources. If you are comfortable with a particular kind of studying, stick to it and practice the same. Referring too many books, websites, etc., will only confuse you more and you will start getting the feeling that your preparation is not up to the mark.

9. Ignoring the  cut-off

Make a note of  last year’s cut-off along with reviewing the previous year question papers. Fix your target on the cut-off you want to get and speed up your preparation. That cut-off will trigger your preparation more and will make you achieve the same. Mock tests are the best ways to assess your ability to achieve the required cut-off.

10. Panicking in the name of hard work

Though this exam is going to decide your future, do not panic. Panic creates commotion and will only make you forget what you have prepared. Go to the exam centre with a calm mind, follow the instructions, give your best shot and the rest will be taken care of.


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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Accelerating CTET. No brakes needed if you have a job

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Eyeing a mountain is a tough goal as it is. And now imagine having to climb it with some extra weight strapped on your shoulders.

CTET or the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) can appear overwhelming and scary to job-holding aspirants who do not have the luxury of extra hours, mental bandwidth and downtime as their non-working counterparts have. Having a job is a full-time responsibility in itself. How, in the world, can then one manage to carry the weight of an enormous goal like CTET!

There’s no need to panic. In fact, to not panic is like half-the-hill climbed. No weight or height can be daunting if you have the right partners, the right strategy and a good grip on timing.

Let us spell this out a bit more. Let us confront your worst fears one by one.

1. Candidates without jobs get to take classes and coaching

But you think you cannot, because you have a job to deliver every day. Cast away those myths. Friend, we are all living in an era where we are not just surrounded but empowered by technology’s wonders. Even when you are on a lunch-break or after-hours, you can still reap the wisdom that other candidates gain during the hours when you were working.

Simple - avail some well-recommended and carefully-crafted Video Lessons and Live Classes that platforms like TalentSprint provide seamlessly. These will give you the power of catching up to speed with the right preparation and will simultaneously enable you to clarify doubts, questions and address mistakes consistently. The Live and deep interaction with instructors ensure just the right mix of depth, grip, and breadth.

They know what spots you can slip on and what spots will give you a good foothold. So just tuning into them is going to push you ahead.

2. Competition is intense. There is too much to do. I am starting from the bottom

Yes, for an exam that happens twice every year, has a wide syllabus demanding in-depth knowledge and gets lakhs of teaching aspirants appearing; the challenge is not a walk in the park. Especially, when getting through CTET is crucial for a teaching career and when the pass percentage flocks around a mere 17% on an average (for the past six years now).

This gets all the more enormous when one is appearing for the both papers at one go and hence staring at a preparation plate for at least 8 sections.

But what if you availed a sharp Prepare-at-Home platform? Something that gave you the time and coverage muscle without compromising your current job? The question is not how many you are competing with; the question is how well you are prepared to compete. So, all you have to do is join a virtual support system that guides, directs and hand-holds you all the way through.

At TalentSprint, for instance, both the quality of instructors and the material are oriented at bridging the time gap many candidates are struggling with. Through sharp teaching methods, wisely-structured sessions, interventions like Teach To and strong reference material; one gets constant and problem-oriented pillars of support.
It’s all about breaking down the mountain into one mile at a time and approaching those miles from a perspective of one’s own strengths and weaknesses. That’s precisely what seasoned instructors and sessions at TalentSprint set out to do. They address everything from fundamental concept-strengthening to insights that differ from individual to individual. If you get such partners by your side, they would be watching you and having your back even at the most rough edges.

3.  I have no time for Practice

Yet, that’s one thing that can’t be neglected when preparing for CTET. So what do you do when your day is full of deadlines and there’s little room for stretched out practice sessions?

You can always take Mock tests. That too, any time that slots well in your busy schedule. Of course for that, tests have to be devised in a way that captures a candidate’s overall readiness properly, especially on one’s hold on concepts and topics that matter. If you take mock tests from a good coaching Institute, then they help you in picking out your strong areas, your strategy’s relevance, and time-management skills and on choosing and finishing sections with utmost efficiency and impact. Mock tests become all the more powerful when they supplement analytical performance reports and adequate training for your mind before the exam.  TalentSprint’s All India CTET Mock Tests fall in that league and they happen every week for free so can be easily availed despite your busy job-schedules.

4. No matter how fast I run, I will always be late

There is no need to run any faster than you practically can. Climbing a steep goal is not about speed but stamina and timing. If you have a good platform at your side, then you can pace yourself as per your constraints and abilities.

Whether it is a video session or a chat with an instructor or a doubt being clarified about a particular weakness or topic; with good support systems all that happens when and where you are comfortable. There is no rush and no physical limitations that can hamper a candidate.

In a way, you have an advantage over regular aspirants – you can play smart and sharp. Just take a shot at the free trial program on www.talentsprint.com/ctet or check out some explanations and solutions to questions that have been asked in the test on this YouTube Channel.

This will give you a glimpse of the simple fact, that, when it comes to ascending towards a high rock, what matters is persistence and the right gear. Everything else is either a myth or mist.

Having a job is not your burden. At least, not from now on. Right?

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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

MNC Vs Indian IT Company: Which one should you choose as a Fresher?

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As a fresher, just out of college, getting placed in a good company is quite often the priority. Many students struggle to make up their mind on what kind of companies are good to start their career with. Here’s giving you a broad idea of what you should look for and what you are likely to get based on the choices you make.

A confusing situation faced by the students when appearing for placements is whether to go for service based large MNCs or join a startup. Getting a job initially is of utmost importance. However, after appearing for campus placements complicating scenarios like these crop up: should I join the company which I already have an offer with or keep looking for a better company that may have better credibility, job security or learning experience.

Thus, it is important that you keep certain pros and cons, like these, in mind before joining a new company:

Salary:

Needless to say MNCs are generally better paymasters. But with many Indians having gone global and offering niche posts, this is not always true. In any case, salary should not be a prime consideration for choosing your first job. With experience, you will get to a point where you can command a deserving salary. Having said that, do not underestimate yourself and get stuck in a company which you feel does not believe in rewarding your efforts.

Relevant Experience:

This is probably one of the most important aspects to look for. Generally speaking, MNCs offer huge opportunities, but are any of those opportunities aligned with your long term career interest? If yes, the company is the right one for you. If not, then look for a company which does, even if it is an Indian IT company. In fact, the trend is to join start-ups as they provide a totally carefree and fearless opportunity to work in the area of your choice. The salary levels are obviously lower when compared to an MNC, but it is worth the sacrifice if it is in line with your passion. Once you establish yourself in a particular area ( like say Java, C, etc), you can always negotiate your salary or look for greener pastures.

Facilities:

Facilities are important as they create an environment. Be sure that these facilities are aligned and suited to provide support to your career interests. As a fresher, this may not be a very important factor to consider. Many students aim at joining MNCs due to the facilities they provide like gymnasiums, swimming pools or even club memberships. Little do they realise that none of these rank higher than your area of interest and competence.

All said and done, it is important to consider your readiness to join either an MNC or a Top Indian IT company considering all these factors and more, in the given scenario. All top companies hold their own entrance tests. These tests are based on Quantitative Aptitude, English, Reasoning etc. That is where the role of a professional coaching institute becomes crucial. TalentSprint provides an unmatched preparation platform for students appearing for entrance tests of MNCs as well as Indian IT companies. It also conducts short and effective courses to train freshers on not only Quantitative Aptitude, English & Reasoning but also in the area of Computer Programming, Interview preparation and much more. All this is held by a popular team of trainers led by Rohit Agarwal.

Whether you are aiming for an MNC or an Indian IT company, set your career expectations right and prepare with expert guidance from a preparation platform where academic theory meets practical knowledge.
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How to Build an Exciting Teaching Career in 5 Easy Steps

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Education is a necessity prerequisite for human growth.  If you have decided on becoming a teacher, you can have a satisfying career enriching the lives of the youth.  But it’s not as simple as applying for any position that suits you and waiting to get an interview call. The path to becoming a teacher is demanding and you need to meet specific certification requirements as well as compete for a desirable position.

Here are 5 ways to jumpstart your teaching career

Determine the teaching level you want:

The first step in pursuing a teaching career is determining which level and subjects are right for you.  Decide what you are best suited to become - a kindergarten, primary, middle school, high school or college and university professor, whether you would like to teach mathematics, science, social sciences or languages. The possibilities are many.  You would also need to decide on where you would like to teach, in a government school, a private educational institution, run your own classes or volunteer for an NGO teaching post. This decision decides considerably the kind of preparation that you would have to undergo.

Work on your basics:

You must have strong basic concepts of the particular subject you wish to teach. If you love mathematics, you must be familiar enough with the subject to teach others. If science is your pet subject, get updated about the latest scientific technologies and innovations.  Start working on the basics and concepts of the subject. This is the perfect way to prepare yourself for your preferred occupation. Quite often we forget what we have studied in our schools or colleges because we don’t apply most of them in real life situations. So the need is to revisit the basics which you have learnt in the school or college.

Understand qualification requirements:

Once you know what and where you want to teach, you need to meet the specific qualification requirements to become one.  There are different qualifications required for teachers of different levels. If you wish to become a teacher in a reputed private or Government school, you must have a degree such as B.Ed (Bachelor of Education), to be a primary teacher a High school certificate with a Diploma in Education (D.Ed) is enough, a kindergarten teacher needs to be trained in Montessori.

Qualify in the teacher recruitment exam:

Various teacher recruitment examinations for becoming a school teacher include:
  • CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test)
  • State TET exams which are conducted by State Governments.
Clearing the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is now mandatory to get a job in teaching. As lakhs of teaching aspirants appear for the exam the competition is intense but with the right guidance and preparation from professional coaching Institutes like TalentSprint, qualifying in CTET is quite easy. 

For those who want to become a professor or faculty in a college or University, a postgraduate degree with a clearance of the NET (National Eligibility Test) /SET (State Eligibility Test) examination is the minimum qualification required.

Choose the right place to teach:

Once you have completed your education and you have the required certifications, you can start looking for the right place to teach and make the most of your skills and knowledge. You can get a job as a teacher in a private school. Another option is a Government teaching job. There are several examinations conducted for the recruitment of teachers in the State and Central Government schools. Government teachers are well paid and enjoy many facilities. Schools usually list their current openings on their websites. If you hope to find a position locally, you can check the local ads and employment websites. Word of mouth can also be a big help.  Keep in contact with friends and working colleagues. Also, make sure that your resume, application, and professional portfolio are impressive and error free.

Most of the private schools and colleges offer a temporary position for a semester or even one full year. Upon satisfactory performance followed up by a good feedback from the students, you may be offered a permanent position in the teaching staff.

One common factor that influences selection in all the above is the test score in the eligibility exams held by various examination bodies. To ensure you get a good score you can take up professional teacher training courses from Institutes like TalentSprint which offers advanced preparation methods and are available in both online and classroom environments.


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Monday, 8 August 2016

Subject-wise Tips for preparing IBPS CWE Clerk (Main) Exam

IBPS Clerk Exam

Every year, the IBPS Clerk Exam is conducted for the recruitment of clerical staff in nearly 22 Public Sector Banks in the country. Lakhs of candidates appear for this exam, however, only a few are selected.



Here are some subject-wise tips and strategies to help you score good marks in IBPS CWE Clerk (Main) Exam:
  • Reasoning for IBPS PO:

    This section is very easy to score in,  hence the candidates need to focus more on this subject. This section is also less time-consuming if you solve paragraph puzzles with proper attention. Most of the questions in this section are general, comprehensive type and are based on verbal and nonverbal reasoning. The topics covered in this section include number series, blood relations, mirror images, time series, word formations etc. In order to score well, you need to practice different types of questions in this section.
  • English Language:

    This section includes topics like comprehensions, spotting errors in sentences, fill in the blanks, synonyms, antonyms, improving sentences, phrases and idioms etc. In order to score well, you need to go through a grammar book to brush up basic grammar skills and take mock tests. Also, focus on solving as many passage comprehensions as possible. It increases the speed of reading and grasping.
  • Quantitative Aptitude:

    This is a time-consuming section, even though the questions are believed to be simple and basic. So, time management is of utmost importance here. This section majorly covers topics like profit and loss, time and distance, number system, data interpretation, number series etc. For scoring well in this subject, you need to practice as many sums as possible and learn smart tricks and shortcuts to solve the problem accurately with less time. Also, remember to attempt all the questions. Practice is the key to success in this section. Practice till you become expert enough to assess the question at a glance and decide whether to attempt it or not.
  • General Awareness:

    It is one of the high scoring subjects in the IBPS Clerk Exam. Nearly 40 percent of the questions in this subject revolve around banking and financial industry and 60 percent questions are based on current affairs covering topics like politics, economy, sports, art, awards, etc. In order to score well, you should read newspapers and magazines regularly. Also, keep yourself abreast with the latest happenings at the national and International level and concentrate on the latest banking policies and regulations of RBI and other major Govt. sector banks like SBI.  
  • Computer Awareness:

    You can easily score good marks in this section because the syllabus is not so vast. This section covers two topics: hardware and software. To score well, you need to have basic computer knowledge and understand MS Office, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point, Windows, and the Internet. To prepare for this section, you need to refer to basic computer books. A working knowledge of computers ( as in being digitally savvy) would be an added advantage.
For more subject-wise tips and strategies for IBPS CWE Clerk (Main) Exam, get in touch with experts trainers at professional coaching Institutes like TalentSprint.

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Wednesday, 3 August 2016

5 Tips that Can Define Your Success in CTET Exams


Clearing the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is now mandatory to  land a good teaching job . The exam is conducted by CBSE twice a year.  As lakhs of teaching aspirants appear for the exam, the competition is intense and the pass percentage, accordingly, is very low.  However, with the right guidance and preparation  with India’s popular team of trainers  with TalentSprint, qualifying in CTET is not all that difficult.

Remember, while you are taking CTET, it is not enough that you just clear the paper. What is more important is getting the highest score possible. Here are 5 things you can do in order to increase your success chances and score higher:

1. Study the syllabus:

Go through the syllabus and understand it completely. Divide your time according to the topics and note down the topics which need to be prepared first. This helps in prioritizing what you want to prepare first and helps you prepare for them thoroughly, before you start with others. The syllabus primarily consists of child development and pedagogy, languages, mathematics, science and environmental studies.

2. Identify your core areas:

You need to identify your strong areas and accordingly plan on how much time you need to spend on each of the sections in order to complete everything on time.

First, choose those subjects that are within your strength areas. Prepare for them to the best of your ability. Then, focus on subjects that you are not confident about. Lastly, you can pick up the subjects that you simply don't know anything about. Where there is an option of subjects, choose only those subjects that you are confident about. 

3. Focus on Pedagogy:

Child pedagogy is an entire subject and constitutes 30 marks in the paper, besides which each subject contains about 50% questions from Pedagogy. Focusing on Pedagogy  will help you  stand a good chance  for attempting maximum questions and qualifying in the exam.  So, do prepare well for the pedagogy part.

4. Practice:

It is practice and more practice that helps you achieve perfection.  Regular practice will not only  improve your speed but  also  enhance your accuracy level. Speed and accuracy are the keys to success in CTET. Refer to as many previous years’ question papers as possible. That will give you a clear picture of what to expect in the exam. Find  previous year papers available online at www.talentsprint.com/ctet.dpl.

5. Mock Tests:

Mock tests help you compete with fellow aspirants, thereby giving you a feel of the actual exam. Try to attempt as many mock tests as possible. The more you solve, the more confident you will get. These mock tests also help you discover your strengths and weaknesses.  You will get acquainted with the sections and questions you are most comfortable with. This  helps  you estimate the time and effort you will expend on each subject on the main day.

Joining a trusted CTET  preparation program is the best thing you can do.  TalentSprint has the tried and trusted formula for helping you crack CTET like thousands of aspirants in the past. Prepare  with India’s popular team of trainers through video lessons, live classes etc., and hone your skills further with a number of practice and mock tests leading to sure-shot success in the exam.

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Apply for IBPS PO 2016 Online: Simple Screen by Screen Instructions

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released their exam notification for Probationary Officers/Management Trainees 2016.  The exam is scheduled in two phases: 1) after you qualify in the Prelims you transition to the Main Exam 2) after qualifying in the mains you are shortlisted for the Interview. The entire process for application, registration, and payment of fees is online. Here are a few pointers on how to get your online registration done.



Things to be kept ready before you start online registration:

  • Download the appropriate IBPS Job Notification.
  • Compare your educational qualification and age to the given norms. You should be a graduate in any discipline from a Government recognised University and your age should be within the 20 to 30 years range as on 1st July 2016.
  • Keep your degree certificate and mark sheet handy.
  • Keep your minority/caste certificate handy; pre-check for the validity of the documents.
  • Have a scanned recent passport size coloured photo against a white background and your signature in black on white paper scanned, too.
  • Check if you have a valid and an active email ID. This is required to get the relevant updates, notifications, call letters, etc. communicated from IBPS.
  • Registration fee is to be paid online, so make sure you have your Debit/Credit Card handy.

Registration:

Log on to www.ibps.in , the official website for registeration.  Click on the bank exam PO/MT that you want to appear for, from the options given.  It loads the relevant exam web page assigned and a full schedule of the registration phase is given on the left-hand side.


Bookmark the above page, as this is the start point for the entire time span of your registration.  
Then click on the yellow button on the top right corner, as shown in the above image, to begin your registration.  A new registration will be provided with a user id and password, it will be sent to your email account. You will get a set of instructions which you need to read thoroughly before you start with your registration.


Don’t forget to read the important instructions that pop-up as soon as you click on the Registration button on the main screen. Once you are through with it, click on the Continue button to proceed further.

  • You will see a 5-Step process outlined at the top. The first page for registration consists of Basic Information required – name, mobile no. and email id, after you confirm details and enter your security code from the text in the box, you can save and go to the next step

  • A temporary user id and password will be generated on completion of the first page. This can be used to sign-in to the system at any time during the period of online registration.
  • You will be notified for typing mistakes, if any, and will not be allowed to proceed further till they are corrected. Click on Save & Next to save all the information you have entered and proceed to the next step.
  • In the second step, you will be required to upload your scanned passport size photograph and signature.

  • The third page consists of other details required, like parents’ names, address, category, caste, marital status, gender, etc. After you fill the details in the 1st Tab, save and move to the next tab on Qualification & Experience. After you fill the 2nd tab, save & move to the next tab on Preferences. Use the up, down, and side arrow keys to give priority to your favourite banks, if you are selected.

  • In the fourth step, a page displays all the details provided by you. Do not be in a hurry. Check that all the details provided by you are accurate and you have supporting documents for the same. You are allowed 3 attempts to return and complete your registration. After being satisfied with your entries, click on “I agree” and proceed further to click on the Final Submit button. Once you accept all the terms and submit the form, you will not be able to edit anything further.

  • The final page consists of online payment of fees.

  • Finally, go back to the home page, login and download your application form and e-receipt to keep/ save a copy for future reference.
  • Do check your mail regularly for any further communication or updates. Run the step-by-step instruction video parallely while filling up the form by visiting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skhMg3AfxIg

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Monday, 1 August 2016

Begin Your Teaching Career Right! Prepare for CTET with India’s Popular Team of Trainers

CTET Exams
If teaching is your passion, then clearing CTET is now mandatory to give your teaching career a head-start, especially in a Central Government school. Also, leading private schools and institutions prefer CTET qualified teachers for recruitment.

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) exam biannually in February and September. It is through the CTET Exam that the Government is trying to ensure a national benchmark for the quality of teachers being recruited.  This will also help improve the teaching standards in schools across the country. This year the exam will be held on 16th September 2016.

Lakhs of teaching aspirants appear for  CTET but only a few clear the exam with the required 60% pass score. With the competition being so intense,  landing your dream job can be difficult. Unless you’re equipped with a CTET preparation platform that gives you an edge above the rest. Do not be one of the lakhs of aspirants who go in for the regular courses available everywhere.Opt for TalentSprint’s digital preparation programs that are exclusively tailored  to help you not just clear the CTET exam in your first attempt but also achieve a high score.

If you are eligible to take the exam, make sure you understand the concepts well. The questions will check your understanding of the concepts and not just your ability to memorise facts. The exam will be objective in nature and will have multiple choice questions. There are two papers in all. Paper I is for teachers intending to teach Classes I to V with 150 questions for 150 marks covering Child Development and Pedagogy, Mathematics, Language I and II and Environmental Studies.

Paper II is for teachers planning on teaching classes VI to VIII. Again the paper consists of 150 questions for 150 marks covering Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I and II, Mathematics and Science or Social Studies & Social Science.

As there is no negative marking you can confidently attempt all the questions.  Also, remember that your score  will be valid for a period of seven years from the date on which the results are declared.  If you are not satisfied with the score you secure, you can always opt for giving the exam again.  There is no restriction on the number of attempts.  However, it is not advisable to waste your prime years in multiple attempts to secure a good score in the CTET exams. Instead, aim at securing a good and comfortable score in the very first attempt. Make a wise choice  by joining  popular  courses like TalentSprint’s teacher training programs.

TalentSprint’s prepare-at-home coaching is available  online or on pendrive This helps you prepare  with 120 to 180 video lessons that you can watch at your own pace, as many times as you desire until you fully understand the concepts.  During 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 in the form of eBooks and Workbooks which can be downloaded from their site for  detailed study on all subjects.

Practice, practice, and more practice  is the only  key  to perfection through  over 100 Practice and Mock Tests. Assessments, also, play an important role in the learning cycle. It is important to evaluate and learn from your test answers and scores.  TalentSprint’s expert trainers and coaches are always available to guide you on your final test taking strategy on the basis of your assessments.

So, begin prep and gear up for CTET 2016 with TalentSprint. 


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