Monday, 31 October 2016

Appeared for the SBI Junior Associates (Clerk) Exams? Check your Final Results here

SBI Junior Associates (Clerk) Exam Final Results

Good news! Finally, the wait is over with the  SBI Junior Associates (Clerk) results geting announced recently:
The main examination was conducted on June 25 & 26, 2016 for 19,575 vacancies for the clerk post this year.

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The final selection of candidates is subject to the following criteria:
  1. Qualifying proficiency test 
  2. Completing eligibility criteria as prescribed
  3. Correctness of information given by the candidate during registration
We hope all the preparation and hard work has borne fruits.

We promise to keep you up-to-date with the latest events and guide you on some simple techniques to crack the upcoming interview. 

All the best!  

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Thursday, 27 October 2016

SSC-CHSL 2016 What is different from last year’s notification

SSC-CHSL Exam Notification 2016
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will conduct the all India SSC-CHSL Exam 2016 for students who have cleared 10+2. The Tier-1 Online Written Exam will be held from January 7- February 5, 2017, to fill 5000+ vacancies. Qualified candidates will be selected for the post of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants, Data Entry Operators, Lower Divisional Clerks, and Court Clerks. The SSC-CHSL Exam Notification 2016 was released on October 8, 2016. Compared to the last year, there have been certain changes which you should note.

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Changes introduced in the SSC-CHSL Exam Notification 2016

1. From this year on, through SSC-CHSL Exam 2016, the Commission will also be selecting qualifying candidates for the post of Court Clerks.

2. Changes have also been made in the examination pattern. From this year onwards, SSC will conduct the Tier-1 Written Exam through online mode. This change has been made to bring in more transparency and also reduce the time taken in completing the recruitment processes. Usually, one recruitment cycle takes more than a year to get completed as the exam is conducted after around 4-5 months once the advertisement is published, followed by another 6-7 months in the declaration of results. And then the second phase of selection process takes another 2-3 months till the final result is announced. Thus, the Commission will be adopting the computer-based written exam to cut short the recruitment process duration.

3. The Tier-1 Online Written Exam would be objective-type. It will have four sections and the questions will be set both in English and Hindi for Sections-I (General Awareness), Section-III (Quantitative Aptitude) and Section-IV (General Awareness). Section-II will be the English Language.

4. Earlier, the Tier-1 Exam had 200 questions but now that number is reduced to 100 questions only.

5. Also, the time limit for the Tier-1 Online Written Exam has been reduced to 75 minutes as against the earlier limit of 120 minutes.

6. Negative marking is increased for Tier-1 Online Written Exam. From now on, there will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer as against the earlier 0.25 marks.

7. Further, there will be no sectional cut-offs for the Tier-1 Online Written Exam.

8. Last but not the least, earlier till 2015, after the Tier-1 results, all the shortlisted candidates were supposed to give the Skill Test for Data Entry Operator’s post and Typing Test for Lower Divisional Clerk’s post. Now, between these two levels, SSC has introduced a new stage i.e., offline Tier-2 (Descriptive) Test of 100 marks where the qualifying candidates will be tested for their writing skills. There would be questions on letter and essay writing in this exam. The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English and the time duration for this test is One Hour. The minimum qualifying marks for this paper would be 33 per cent.

Apart from this, there are no changes made in the Tier-3 Test (Skill Test/Typing Test) which would be of qualifying nature.

Looking at the changes, you might be wondering as to how to go about preparing for SSC-CHSL Exam 2016. Well, don’t worry! Institutes like TalentSprint have the best of the faculty to guide you with the right study materials and also the right approach. Professional help in matters of competitive exams makes a huge difference.
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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

RIP: Blackboard The Digital Teaching Era is Here

new digital learning
Technology has for long established its place in teaching.  But until recently, it had remained more on the fringe of education being used mainly to support regular classroom teaching.  However, in the last decade, technology has been increasingly influencing the core teaching activities. The way the technology is moving from the boundary to the centre can be seen from the following trends.

Instructors have been increasingly introducing more online study elements into their classroom teaching. Here digital technology may be used to store lecture notes in the form of slides or PDFs, links to online readings may be provided or online forums for discussion may be established. Thus online learning is gradually combined with face-to-face teaching.  But this is without changing the basic classroom teaching model. Here online teaching is used as a supplement to traditional teaching.

Students realise that if a lecture is recorded, they can view this at their convenience and at their own pace, viewing the lecture as many times required for them to grasp the concepts thoroughly and then the instructors find that the classroom time could be used for more interactive sessions. This model has become popular as the “video lessons”.

Another important development linked to online learning is the move to more open education. Over the last few years, there have been developments in open learning that are beginning to directly impact conventional methods of teaching. The chief one being e-books. E-books or digital textbooks are those that can be downloaded in a digital format by students (or instructors), thus enabling a considerable saving on money spent on printed textbooks.

“Online Learning” is now becoming a major and central activity for niche subjects in the IT field.  A student may not be able to find an instructor in his vicinity for his chosen field.  An instructor may not be able to synchronise his timings to suit his students or the students may be located at different far-flung locations.  To solve these problems the instructor is aptly able to make use of Online Lessons.

These rapid developments in educational technologies mean that the teaching faculty and instructors need to correctly assess the value of different available technologies: new or existing, and decide how and when these technologies are best suited for them and their students’ use.

Blended and online learning, social media and video lessons are all developments that are critical for effective teaching in this digital age. More importantly, these forms of education, once considered unconventional and different, are now increasingly becoming quite popular and in some cases becoming the mainstream choice of learning. As teachers and instructors become more familiar and confident with online learning and new technologies, there will be more innovative methods developing all the time.

But do remember, online learning by whatever method can never replace an experienced and qualified instructor. A well-qualified, CTET certified teacher is a valuable asset to any educational organization and will always be in demand. And the best way to get a CTET certification is to enroll oneself for professional coaching from the likes of TalentSprint, who are specialists in teacher training programs. Just as in real life, the Institute believes in a digital mode of teaching-learning systems and offers Live Classes, Interactive Forums, Performance Analysis and Recommendations with Placement Assistance and Placement Drive Update.

So if you are feeling digitally native, you are at the right place!

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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Top IT Company Interview-Do's and Don'ts

IT career

IT job interview is difficult. It does not mean, however, that you should give up easily on the opportunity or the pay package. In fact, you should develop negotiating skills to make the most of the opportunity in front of you. However, this skill should be used after giving your best shot at the interview. In order to help you make the best out of the interview, take a look at these do’s and don’ts.

The 5 Don’ts

  1. Don’t be too demanding and unrealistic about remuneration, title etc. This is just the beginning and a way to get into the industry.
  2. Don’t be rude but present your points and concerns well. The interviewer should get the feeling that you are confident and clear in your thoughts and this can also impact your pay package.
  3. Don’t disrespect but don’t be overwhelmed also by the interviewer. They are just your seniors who have also gone through this phase. So, don’t make yourself too gullible in front of them, because that would give signals that you would easily agree to what they say.
  4. Don’t just look at the salary offered but take into account the company, its work culture, role, scope for growth etc. Negotiate, keeping these things in mind.
  5. Don’t settle for something which is way below your expectations. Instead, use your negotiating skills. Don’t hesitate to walk away from a very bad deal. This is not the last interview that you will get, there sure will be more opportunities in future.

The 5 Do’s

  1. Your resume holds the water. So, highlight those parts which can help you in getting that job. Think of what a prospective employer would be interested in. Hence, build upon your resume because you would be able to negotiate on the basis of its content.
  2. Understand the requirements of the job well and also the industry.
  3. Keep updating and enriching yourself because you belong to an ever-dynamic and fluid IT industry. If you have knowledge about the modern-day skills, you can command monetary benefits against those skills.
  4. Get a good score in exams like AMCAT, eLitmus or CoCubes. These kinds of scores help you differentiate and stand apart from the rest of the crowd.
  5. Be confident and optimistic as these two skills can do wonders for you.

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Prepare well for the interview. The better prepared you are, the better are your chances to ace the IT job interview. And if you think, you need professional help, reach out to experts in the field like TalentSprint. Firstly, they will help you prepare well and get high scores in exams like AMCAT, eLitmus or CoCubes which have become a tool to differentiate from the crowd. Secondly, they can help you get trained professionally to face the interviews with multiple sessions from both subject experts and soft skills trainers.

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All you need to know about the upcoming SSC-CHSL Exams

SSC-CHSL Exam Notification 2016

One of the most sought-after exams in India, Staff Selection Commission’s (SSC) Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) Exam dates has been announced through SSC-CHSL Exam Notification 2016 on October 8, 2016.

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SSC CHSL Exam 2016: Important dates

If you are one of those who is interested in securing a bright future by acquiring a Government job right after you pass 10+2, then you should make a note of the below mentioned important dates:

Important events
Important Dates
Release of Application Form
October 8, 2016
Last date of registration
November 7, 2016
Issue of E-Admit Card for Tier-1 Exam
Last week of December 2016
Date of online Tier-1 Exam
January 7, 2017, to February 5, 2017
Declaration of Tier-1 Exam result
1st week of March 2017
Issue of E-Admit Card for Tier-2 Exam
End of March 2017
Date of offline Tier-2 (Descriptive) Exam
April 9, 2017
Declaration of Tier-2 Exam result
May 10, 2017
Date of Tier-3 (Skill Test/Typing Test)
(date will be notified later)
Declaration of final results
(date will be notified later)

SSC CHSL Exam 2016: Posts offered

Through the CHSL Exam 2016, SSC will be selecting eligible candidates for the post of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants, Data Entry Operators, Lower Divisional Clerks, and Court Clerks.

  • Total number of vacancies announced: 5,134 
  • Vacancies for the post of Postal/Sorting Assistant: 3,281 
  • Vacancies for the post of Lower Division Clerk: 1,321 
  • Vacancies for the post of Data Entry Operator: 506 
  • Vacancies for the post of Court Clerk: 26

Educational eligibility criteria (as on January 1, 2017)

Candidates must have passed 12th standard or equivalent examination from a recognised Board or University.

Age limit

18-27 years as on January 1, 2017 (Candidates born not before January 2, 1990, and not later than January 1, 1999). However, there are relaxations in age limit, as per the specified rules.

Selection procedure

Selection process would include three steps:

  • Tier-1 Online Written Exam: It would be an objective type paper containing 100 questions of 200 marks. This exam would be of 75 minutes duration consisting of four sections as follows: The questions will be set both in English and Hindi for Sections-I, III, and IV. There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer. 
  •  Tier-2 Offline Written Exam: It would be a descriptive type paper of 100 marks to be given in ‘Pen and Paper’ mode. The duration of the paper would be for one hour. This paper has been introduced to assess the writing skills of the candidates. The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English. 
  •  Tier-3 Skill Test/Typing Test: Candidates who qualify the Tier-2 Exam will be called for this test. This test would be of a qualifying nature. Skill Test would be conducted for candidates applying for the post of Data Entry Operators. Typing Test would be conducted for those candidates applying for the post of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, Lower Divisional Clerks, and Court Clerks.

Registration process

Applications must be submitted only in online mode. Detailed instructions as in may be referred to. The registration/application fee is Rs 100 only.

To help you prepare well for the SSC-CHSL Exam 2016, Institutes like TalentSprint are ready to extend all their help. So don’t hesitate to take their help and make your dream come true.
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Saturday, 22 October 2016

4 Things to Practice daily to Improve Communication Skills

One of the primary skills needed in today’s job market is ‘Good Communication Skills’. It is a requirement that makes most job seekers extremely nervous since we are always looking for that one magical solution that will solve this problem overnight!

Communication Skills

Communication skills are a union of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Thankfully for most of us, writing in the language is not a problem. What better proof of this, than the numerous exams we have written since childhood! However, the devil appears when it to comes to the other three skills. Let us take for example, if you want to become a better tester, what will you do? You will practice writing more test cases, analyze more test cases, read more test cases and so on. Therefore, the best way to master the skill set is by actually pursuing it keenly! And communication skills are no different! They can be easily improved by judicious daily practice over a short period time.  
  • Listening is one of the key that unlocks the learning of any language. It is essential to hear a language in order to speak in it, after all that’s how we remember all our favourite songs! Listening helps solve problems like pronunciation, sentence formation, enriching content amongst many others.
  • We terribly underestimate the role of speaking in enhancing our communication skills and this is something we need to change immediately. Remember as a child, you could speak only a few words in your mother tongue but today your fluency is second to none. Why? Because you continued speaking in it. Leave no opportunity to speak in the language even if it entails speaking a few words incorrectly because this will boost your confidence by leaps and bounds.
  • There is a strong reason why our teachers have been telling us since childhood to read, though most of us thought it means nothing! But of course it does, the advantages are numerous- vocabulary, content, grammar, sentence construction to name a few. Read whatever you can lay your hands on, magazines, newspapers and a book of any genre.
  • Most of us know the body language of our superstars really well and some of us can even imitate them. What is that makes it possible? Observation and interpretation are powerful tools to learn anything; therefore it is only wise to use the same to develop our communication skills. 
There is no denial that about the imperative role that communication skills play in the growth of our careers. Mutual exchange of ideas, understanding, presenting are all invariably communication dependent. Therefore, it essential that we improve our communication skills by including some regular practices in our lives.

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Friday, 21 October 2016

Should MOOCs worry Teaching / CTET aspirants?


MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) need no introduction for people who inhabit the education universe. They have captured a lot of attention in a short span of time and have even been labeled as the next big threat for universities and traditional education models.

They can easily be painted to be a nightmare for teachers and CTET aspirants because if there are no classrooms thanks to these digital rooms, then who would need a teacher?


Not really. MOOCs should be assessed in the right context and based on one’s own country, professional cadre, digital literacy, audience target, and skills.

But before that, it would help to consider some latest trends in this space.

According to some estimates, 2015 saw about 4,200 MOOCs that comprised courses offered by over 500 universities. The year 2015 witnessed student enrolments in this format growing from 16-18 million to 35 million in 2015.

International orientation dominates the MOOCs space with top players aiming for international markets and languages like Spanish and French ruled strong as languages-of-instruction.

MOOCs are also turning into a new model in terms of revenue-angles. Monetisation approaches range from paid credentials, University-collaboration for credits from the University and courses for credit to virtual subscriptions.

One on hand, proponents and players in this space have praised the scale, speed, affordability, customisation and opening up of education as major outcomes of these courses. On the other hand, some critics continue to point out their fragmentation issues coupled with poor impact on quality, consistency, learning experiences, application in the real world and engagement levels for certain target learners as well as their potential for displacing real educators.

So, if you are a teacher, or aspire to be one, should you be going on either of the extremes? Should you embrace or discard MOOCs immediately without due thought and diligence?

There is so much more that connects MOOCs and education professionals. Here’s what you can think about before jumping on either of the two opinions?

Like hinted earlier, Universities are partnering with MOOCs to touch a wider segment hitherto inaccessible because of geography or affordability issues. Example: Arizona State University or University of Illinois or Georgia Institute of Technology. The trend is going to get stronger as major names like MIT, Harvard etc., are increasingly experimenting with online/digital formats or introductory modules of their own. That translates into new opportunities for high-league education professionals as well because they can participate in this new wave but with a University context.

Many MOOC players insist on calling themselves as alternatives to not going to University, instead of alternatives to going to University. So they would not be direct substitutes for traditional courses and teachers in an outright manner. They are aiming for a different segment of learners and based on where your skills or interests stand, you can tap whichever segment makes more sense to you.

Have you wondered why some MOOCs report high dropout rates and only draw already well-educated learners? It is because the digital or technology element is only helping as a delivery vehicle and addressing the scale or ‘massive’ side of MOOCs. Nothing can replace the education or learning element. That’s where good teachers would always be needed.

MOOCs can complement well in satisfying the ever-growing demand for higher education, especially in developing countries. Education spreads like a snowball and increases its own momentum as it moves wider.

Not all courses gain instantly from an MOOC model. Studies have pointed that technical and business courses find more usage than a course in humanities and social science. Open Universities and Distance Learning are not exactly new concepts. From many decades, many institutes and Governments have pushed for this approach and there are professionals who can specifically deliver to these unique education roles.

MOOC technology expands the number of students that one teacher or professor can handle at one point of time. This completely shifts the reach and economics of higher education, if leveraged well for both the teacher and the learner.

The pie gets bigger. Not only small MOOCs attract students for higher-level drill-downs on courses they take but new segments like life-long learners or professionals looking to re-skill enter the circle and expand it. MOOCs can also help as viable, scalable business models if a University is facing reduced public funding.

Teachers can tap into MOOCs for their interactive and feedback mechanisms and grow, as adaptability improves. You may lack experience when it comes to online teaching and learning like many other professors. Or you may be the opposite. Either way, you are not in a threat zone if you choose your dimension correctly.

MOOCs can be a good showcase forum for better visibility for students and outsiders and can help to advertise what the Institute or teacher can offer.

At the end of the day, even the best and hottest MOOC would have to be designed and put together by a professor, so the future of formal education cannot be shaken by such courses so soon and not always, in a negative sense.

It depends on how you play your strong cards.

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The right IT career moves you need to make before it's too late.

 IT career You are a fresher in the job market competing with lakhs of other candidates for the same dream job. If your goal is to succeed in an IT career in today’s dynamic job market you need to keep yourself updated about the latest technology and advancements in your field. To get into the top IT companies, all you have to do is put in a little time and effort to secure that job you desire.

In your 2nd year of college, you can try for Internship. If you are able to get an internship with your technical profile it will help you acquire good practical hands-on knowledge which will be very valuable in getting job offers in future. But if you do not get a technical job of your choice for your internship, do not despair, take up any kind of job profile in a good firm, as at a later date, you can use the contacts you build to get your desired job.

One way to pad your resume well is having an AMCAT/CoCubes/eLitmus score. This is sure to give you that much required added edge and highlight your aptness for the job when the recruiters are perusing thousands of job applications and resumes for the candidates they want to hire. To get that job you want and aspire to great heights in an IT career, prepare your subjects well either with material available online or books on the subjects available in the market or you can make a smart decision and enrol with professional training Institutes like TalentSprint.

Their courses are specially designed for candidates who wish to join the Top IT Companies. Their IT Career trainers and guides will prepare you for the aptitude tests conducted on a national level. Once enrolled with them, you can opt for their online or classroom programmes wherein their Expert Trainers take Live Classes and online ones, supplying you with Study Material as well as problem-solving classes and final mock tests. Get a comprehensive coaching package with Classes, Reference Material, Practice Tests, Interactive Forums, Performance Analysis and Recommendations with Placement Assistance and Placement Drive Updates and Access.

Working on short-term Live Projects, with specific deliverables help students gain hands-on experience and learn the way industries work. Live Project is when you finally implement what you have learnt in your theory classes and during your software training. You will find that what’s taught in the theory classes or IT training may not be all followed while working on the live projects. It is here you learn how to work with techniques used in the working field, working on a deadline, surviving work pressures, resolving issues as they pop-up, handling important data and testing actual results ensuring deliverables are 100% error free, they are they are required to follow certain strictures to reach the desired objective. This is what companies are on the lookout for.

Last but not the least you have to be well prepared to face your Interviewer. With Interview Preparation by TalentSprint, your leadership qualities are improved along with communication, logical and analytical skills. This makes increases your confidence levels and is of immense help in making presentations or giving interviews. In order to secure a better future you first need help to ace the toughest of interviews and TalentSprint is there to equip you with the learning skills you need.

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Thursday, 20 October 2016

How to Land a Teaching Post after CTET

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Every year, close to one million teachers and non-teachers appear for CTET exam. Approximately 1-2% of them cleare it. The competition is tough on account of the growing acceptability of this standardised recruitment process and score.

Appearing and clearing this test is one of the basic requirements for all who wish to take up teaching. CTET is an exam that gauges the individual’s ability in different aspects, from subject knowledge to child psychology to teaching abilities and so on. CTET certification is not just accepted by Government schools but also private schools. Many avenues open up for individuals after clearing the CTET exam.

As per the RTE Act, the National Council for Teacher Education had laid down the minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in classes I to VIII. It had been inter alia provided that one of the essential qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher is that he/ she should pass the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET).

Here’s what you need to know to chalk out a successful teaching career after clearing CTET exam:

  • The CTET certificate is applicable in CBSE Board School, Government School or Government aided institutions.
  • CTET scores are also accepted by private schools. The number of private schools has increased substantially and therefore, one can also look at teaching career in private schools post CTET.
  • In addition to schools, it is a known fact that there has been an increase in the coaching centres and training institutes. Therefore, post-CTET, looking at joining some reputed coaching centres is also a good option.
  • Most of the reputed and top notch CBSE schools are looking for candidates with good score in CTET.
  • There are about 1300 Kendriya Vidyalayas in India with more than 5000+ vacancies. You can directly apply to them or look for notifications.
  • There are more than 18,000 CBSE affiliated schools in the country and they have to follow the mandate of hiring teachers with CTET qualification only. After you pass the CTET exam, you are eligible to apply for primary teachers and TGT posts in Central Government Schools such as Army Schools, Central CBSE Schools/KVS, and Navodaya Samithi Schools.
  • Visit this link to explore relevant Govt. jobs where CTET is either a necessary condition or an added advantage
  • If you have finished B.Ed., then you need to proactively look for and apply for vacant teaching positions in Govt and private sectors. Merely clearing the exam won’t help.
In addition to self-search for vacancies in Government schools, there are various agencies which help bridge this gap and help teachers get the right information about the openings. These institutes also help in training for the CTET exams. Professional training Institutes like TalentSprint can help you get trained to pass the exam with a high score and also look for suitable opportunities after the exam is cleared. The Institute offers both classroom and online teaching modes, so it virtually suits every teacher’s needs. Geographical location is no constraint to get trained from such reputed Institutes.

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Lack of Preparation, Planning, and Other Mistakes Bank Exam Students Make

With the IBPS exam round the corner, lakhs of students will be appearing for the exam from all over India. Though many work hard, preparing for the exams, passing the exam in the first attempt with a good score is not all that easy. A candidate who studied hard and prepared for months cannot afford mistakes that lessen his chances of getting selected in the IBPS bank exam.

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Here are mistakes that are to be avoided for the upcoming IBPS 2016 recruitment exams:

1. Wrong Study Material:

Understand your syllabus well. Get the right books to help you study. Purchase books from known authors, specifically tailored for the competitive exam you are preparing for. You can also refer to the detailed study material from TalentSprint, their study programmes are best suited for the exam you are appearing for.

2. Lack of Practice:

It is practice and more practice which will help you achieve perfection. Regular practice not only raises your level of speed but it also raises your accuracy level. Speed and accuracy is the key 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. There are question papers available online at for you to practice. Practice in a realistic exam environment and not just for the sake of solving more papers.

3. Not Being Updated about the Latest News:

Many candidates have poor reading habits in general. This comes in the way of scoring proper marks in the General Awareness section. This is also a section where teachers and trainers can’t do much for you. And also, a last minute preparation for this section is futile. Keep reading a financial magazine regularly till the exam is over and even after that!

4. Not Deciding on a Test Strategy:

Deciding on your test taking strategy before the exam. Know your strengths and weakness. This will save you time in not wasting time with the questions you are not sure of. Focus more on your strong areas and avoid your weak areas. This will ensure your success, as you will be going into the exam hall with a well chalked out plan. Listen to your intuition and practice. This will help you trust your intuition even in the exam.

5. Not Managing Time Properly:

Time management is the key to success in any competitive exam. Candidates do not attempt the paper according to a set time limit and waste a lot of valuable time in solving a particular section. This makes them leave the exam hall without attempting the minimum no. of questions required to secure a good cut off in respective sections. Make sure when you start preparing for IBPS exam, you should make an advanced time distribution to each section. You should try to solve questions in given time bound and enhance your speed for that. Start by answering questions from the sections that consume the least time and then from the sections that you are well prepared in. Do not waste time on questions you are not sure about, mark them for review and proceed. After you finish your paper, if you have time to spare, then, review the questions so marked. Follow these tips to manage your time well at the exam.

6. Disregarding Negative Marking:

Bank exams have a negative marking system. Do not guess at or touch doubtful ones. Guessing answers to complete a section is not wise as guessing comes with a penalty. Answer only those questions you are 100% sure about. The idea is to attempt and not answer all questions.

7. Getting Stressed:

Get enough sleep and exercise. Take regular breaks while studying which will keep you stay relaxed. Though it may be tempting to keep studying till the last minute, you shouldn’t overload yourself with information just before the exam. Remember that you can’t study everything at the last minute. Just go through your revision notes, relax and focus on solving the question paper to the best of your ability.

Success in Bank exam depends on your effort and dedication and a calm mind during the examination. So plan well and avoid the above mistakes to ensure you make the right moves at all times.
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What can go wrong while preparing for AMCAT, CoCubes & other top IT company exams?

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In the present times, IT industry is one of the fastest growing industries. With the growth of this industry, job opportunities are also increasing. However, it is not easy to get an IT job. As for the companies, there are thousands of candidates who apply for these jobs and it is very difficult for them to select the right candidate from the huge number of resumes they receive. Also, these days, only academic reports and course certificates are not enough to judge a candidate’s technical, aptitude and reasoning skills. In such a scenario, aptitude tests like AMCAT, eLitmus, CoCubes, etc., can easily help solve the issue. These test scores can highlight the candidates' skill sets and thus, serve the purpose of both the companies and the candidates.

Thus, candidates need to prepare for these tests really well. They should know what can go wrong while preparing for AMCAT, CoCubes, eLitmus and other top IT company exams. Following are some mistakes that need  to be avoided.

1. Not having the latest syllabus for study:

IT industry, being dynamic, keeps upgrading its knowledge materials. To ensure you access the latest study materials, approach professional coaching Institutes like TalentSprint. Being insiders, they always keep their study materials up to date and in tune with the latest developments in the industry.

2. Not practicing enough:

It is possible that you have the study materials and are thorough with the theory. But without practice, you will not be able to attempt the final exam with efficiency. Take professional help in attempting mock tests and also getting performance reports that will help you to better your preparation.

3. Following the order of questions:

It is a common thing to notice that when there is no negative marking, candidates try to attempt all the questions from the beginning to the end in objective tests and then complain about insufficient time to solve the paper. Also, a majority of the candidates have the habit of mechanically attempting the questions from the beginning. However, this approach can lead them to failure. Thus, before attempting the questions, candidates should take one or two minutes to go through all the questions and attempt the easy ones first. This can not only boost confidence but also help the candidates in completing the test within the time limit.

4. Attempting lengthy or difficult questions:

As against other competitive exams, candidates get only a few seconds to solve each question in AMCAT, CoCubes, eLitmus and other top IT company exams. Thus, if candidates opt to solve the lengthy questions first, then they may lose time. This can result in simple questions being left unanswered . Hence, completing the short or simple questions first is very important for the candidates. This aids in attempting a good number of questions overall in the exam.

5. Looking for pen and paper for doing simple calculations:

If candidates opt for pen and paper to do simple calculations rather than doing mental calculations, then they are bound to lose and this can cost them dearly in the exam. Hence, it is required that candidates should memorise simple tables, squares, cubes and learn other shortcut methods.

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Friday, 14 October 2016

Here’s what you need to land in your dream teaching job

Imagine.One fine day you head out for a long drive to your favourite sunset point.

You quite like the journey.
But you are more excited about the destination.

Did you just run out of fuel?

You are stuck.
But your heart is still yearning to reach before the sunset.
What are you going to do about it?
Can you just sit there doing nothing if you want to reach on time?

CTET is like fuel for your teaching career if you want to reach your dream destination.
And more importantly, if you want to reach on time.
You may have all the driving experience required, but all you need is some right decisions along the way.

Sometimes landing your dream job can take like forever if you don't take some initiatives.
Look around. You will see several superbly talented teachers dragging their career, year after year, teaching the same batch and the same curriculum with the same institute.  

It's not that they don't love what they do. But what about their growth?

What is it that's holding them from realising their ambition?
What is it that can make them eligible to fit in their dream job?

Central Teaching Eligibility Test (CTET) is an Indian entrance exam for teachers. The purpose behind its introduction was to improve the standards of teaching which it rightly does. If you are not aware of how it can help you, you may be missing on something.  

Lacs of candidates appear for it every year. What is it about qualifying it, which can make it a stepping stone to your success in teaching career?

A government initiative

In 2011, upon realisation of the need to raise the quality of studies for children, the selection process for teachers underwent significant change when the Indian government introduced CTET exams. With more and more qualified teachers on board the education level has revamped ever since.
Being a government initiative, it has high credentials with the government as well as privately run schools. So, once you obtain a CTET a certificate, its name alone can be a ticket to your dream job.

Wide application

All the schools of the Central Government such as KVS etc. consider these exams. It's also applicable to those education institutes which are under the control of union territories. It may also apply to the private unaided schools. If any state decides not to have a state TET exam, it may choose to consider CTET.
Thus having its label to your name can increase your choices for the job you want.

Extended validity of eligibility certificate

Haven't made your mind yet on what would be an ideal job for you? No worries. Take your time, explore your options even after you win in these tests. The certificate received on qualifying has a good seven years validity from the date of declaration of the results.

Score not so impressive?

Don't fret if you couldn't manage to achieve great scores in your first attempt. The number of attempts for acquiring the certificate isn't restricted. You may decide to appear again even if you want to improve your score. Though if you are already practising, you are allowed two years of time to clear the exam, which is still quite good, considering your teaching experience. Your experience makes it easier for you to crack it.

Some more polishing for your skills

So you have it in you to make a great teacher? Agreed!
Why not enhance it further? Preparation alone for these tests can do wonders for your skill building. See the quality of your teaching improve as you learn nuances of teaching prowess as you prepare for these tests

The psychological aspect of it

Both primary and elementary levels have "Child development and pedagogy" as a mandatory subject. It covers topics like principles of the development of children, Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion, etc. These subjects help you to understand your students in a better way and thus helping you to teach more efficiently.

So if you are a teacher or aspiring to be one and are trying to secure a good position in your career, you know what to do. Max out your full potential and be an all-star teacher by winning a CTET badge on your shoulder.
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Nail that dream IT company selection with these pointers

Nervous about your interview?
Don't worry; you are not alone.
The majority of the candidates deal with pre-interview anxiety especially when it is one of the most decisive points of their career. It 's okay to have uncertainties on what to do and what not to do when you face the interview. You have got a short time to sell yourself. Make it count with these tips at your disposal,

1. Luck favours the prepared

How you prepare plays a significant role on how you ultimately perform in the interview. As you get ready for the big encounter, these tips can be handy.

Say yes to:
  • Doing exhaustive research about the company.
  • Studying the Job description and specifications.
  • Finding out about the latest trends in the industry.
  • Preparing with evidence and examples of your skills and competencies.
  • Being sure about the distance and walking into the interview venue at least 20 mins prior. Carrying relevant documents and the additional copies of resumes.
Say no to:
  •  Freaking out; this job may be important, but it isn't the last job on the planet.
  •  Forgetting to update your resume with anything recent.
  •  Lying on the resume. Hiring managers hate it.

2. What to wear?

Be careful of what your interview attire is saying about you. You don't want to stand out for wrong reasons. Look as professional as possible from the outset with these simple tips.

Say yes to:
  •  Trying your outfit beforehand to make sure the fit and look are appropriate.
  •  Taking the weather into account while choosing the outfit.
  •  Being presentable and meticulous with every detail - from your hair to nails to the shoe.
  •  Opting for simple and formal accessories if you must.
Say no to:
  •  Dressing down to anything even remotely casual.
  •  Wearing clothes with wrinkles.
  •  Wearing anything uncomfortable.
  •  Showing up with unkempt hair.

3. Say it with body language

When the nerves begin to get better of you, how do you hide that fidgeting? And exhibit confidence?
Good news is body language can be controlled. Interviewers judge you by how you behave not how you feel. Use it to your advantage by following these easy suggestions,

Say yes to:
  •  Walking in with confidence.
  •  Offering a firm handshake, neither too weak nor too strong.
  •  Sitting up straight alongside avoiding being too stiff.
  •  Keeping your head up and maintaining an eye contact.
  •  Smiling and keeping your energy levels high as it makes you more likeable.
  •  Keeping a watch on your hand gestures, which is fine if you don't overdo it.
Say no to:
  •  Slouching as it can make you look uninterested.
  •  Crossing your arms and legs as it often gives a negative impression.
  •  Staring. Eye contact is good, but you must remember to blink so as not to seem intruding.
  •  Playing with objects. You may not know you're doing it, but take special care to avoid it.
  •  Fidgeting or moving around too much as you‘ll look uncomfortable if you do so.
  •  Keeping your hands in your pockets.

4. Some manners to impress

Your behaviour is as important as your resume, experience, and technical abilities. Employers are usually looking for the human qualities. Manners and Etiquettes are the underlying foundations of healthy relationships, and ultimately business success.

Say yes to:
  • Turning off your mobile phone.
  • Greeting the interviewers with courtesy and respect.
  • Address their names with right title and pronunciation
  • Standing behind a chair until you are prompted to sit down, or politely ask where to sit.
  • Placing your personal belongings under your chair rather than on table
Say no to:
  • Being late and forgetting to inform the interviewers.
  • Using slang and pause words.
  • Answering phone calls during the interview.
  • Delving into sensitive subjects such as religion or politics.
  • Bringing up personal matters or family problems.
  • Bad-mouthing your former employers or colleagues.
  • Arguing with the interviewer, no matter what.
  • Doing anything that makes you look uninterested.
  • Smoking or chew gum.
  • Going in for a hug.

5. When facing the questions

Though you can't be prepared for every eventuality, yet remember these points when you answer the questions.

Say yes to:
  • Understanding the question well before answering
  • Answering succinctly and truthfully.
  • Exhibiting your research and achievements in an accurate & sincere way while answering.
  • Asking politely to repeat the question if you didn't get the question clearly.
  • Maintaining your grace while you answer questions deliberately posed to trip you off.
Say no to:
  •  Lying. Ever.
  •  Over answering.
  •  Taking long pauses while answering the question.
  •  Answering with a plain yes or no as answers.

6. What is your exit plan?

What you say towards the closure of the interview will linger in the interviewer's mind impact your selection. Know what to and what not to ask/say towards the concluding point,

Say yes to:
  • Asking intelligent questions about job requirements, company or industry.
  • Indicate that you are interested in the job.
  • Being prepared with your salary expectation when asked.
  • Asking the next step in the process.  
Say no to:
  • Enquiring about vacations, bonuses, salary, and other benefits before they roll out the offer to you.

7. After the interview

Your hard work does not end once the interview is over. Carry out an effective follow up with these points in mind,

Say yes to:
  • Noting down crucial details immediately after the interview
  • Writing a thank you mail to every person who interviewed you within 24 hours.
  • Waiting for some days
Say no to:
  • Following up aggressively; a subtle follow up is enough.
If you sincerely follow the above along with professional training, then you will have an excellent shot at landing in the company of your choice. Turn to TalentSprint for an exceptional pool of master trainers who can polish you like none other.

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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

A Special Career in a Special Bank: SBI Recruitment Notification for Specialist Cadre Officers

SBI Recruitment

The wait is finally over as State Bank of India (SBI), one of the oldest public sector banks in India, has released its notification for recruitment of Specialist Cadre Officers on regular and contract basis. Nearly 476 vacancies have been announced. So, all those wishing to secure the high paying jobs in this highly coveted Banking organisation of the world, the time has come to gear up well with all the necessary details.

Bank Exams Practice Kit

SBI Specialist Cadre Officers Recruitment Notification 2016

If you are one of those who is interested in securing a bright future in one of the best Government banks in India, then you should make a note of the below mentioned important dates:
  • Online registration of application: October 4-10, 2016
  • Payment of fee online: October 4-22, 2016
  • Date of Online Test: November 25, 2016

Posts announced

  • Assistant Manager (System): 180 Posts
  • Developer: 50 Posts
  • Test lead: 02 Posts
  • Tester: 12 Posts
  • Manager (Statistician): 07 Posts
  • Manager (Statistician): 20 Posts
  • Technology Relationship Manager (Tech RMs): 04 Posts
  • Admin Support Officer: 01 Post
  • Application Architect: 02 Posts
  • Business Architect: 01 Post
  • Data Warehouse Architect: 01 Post
  • Enterprise Architect: 02 Posts
  • Infrastructure Architect: 06 Posts
  • Portal Architect: 01 Post
  • Technology Architect: 05 Posts
  • Infrastructure Engineer: 09 Posts
  • Civil Engineer: 01 Post
  • Electrical Engineer: 01 Post
  • Technical Engineer: 01 Post
  • Network Engineer: 02 Posts
  • Complaint/Dispute Resolution officer: 02 Posts
  • IT Risk Manager: 02 Posts
  • IT Security Expert: 02 Posts
  • Project Manager: 29 Posts
  • Business Analyst: 18 Posts
  • Developer: 22 Posts
  • Tester: 05 Posts
  • Test Lead: 01 Post
  • Technical Lead: 12 Posts
  • Innovation Specialist: 05 Posts
  • Data Scientist: 03 Posts
  • Sourcing Analyst: 01 Post
  • UX Designer: 01 Post
  • WAS Administrator: 01 Post

Eligibility criteria

1. Age Limit:
21-40 years as on September 1, 2016.
2. Essential educational qualification:
  • Assistant Manager (System): BE/B. Tech/M.Sc in Computer Science/Computer Application/Information Technology/Electronics/Electronics and Communication/Telecommunication/Instrumentation or MCA from Government recognised University/institute.
  • Developer: Engineering graduate from a Government recognised University/institute.
  • Test lead: Engineering graduate from a Government recognised University/institute.
  • Tester: Engineering graduate from Government recognised University/institute.
  • Manager (Statistician): PG Degree in Statistics/Applied Statistics Economics from recognised University/institute.
  • Manager (Statistician): Degree in Statistics/Applied Statistics Economics from recognised University/institute.
  • Technology Relationship Manager (Tech.RMs): Engineering graduate from recognised University/institution. Candidates with MBA qualification are preferred.
  • Admin Support Officer: MBA in Marketing/Operation from a reputed institute. BE/B Tech from a Government recognised University prior to MBA will be preferred.
  • Application Architect: Engineering graduate from a Government recognised University/institute.
  • Business Architect: Engineering graduate (Preferably CS/ITI/CE) or MCA from a Government recognised University/institute.
  • Data warehouse Architect: Engineering graduate from a Government recognised University/institute.
  • Enterprise Architect: Engineering graduate (Preferably CS/ITI/CE) or MCA from Government recognised University/institute.
  • Infrastructure Architect: Engineering graduate from a Government recognised University/institute.
  • Portal Architect: Engineering graduate from a Government recognised University/institute.
  • Technology Architect: Engineering graduate from a Government recognised University/institute.
  • Infrastructure Engineer: Engineering graduate from a Government recognised University/institute.
  • Civil Engineer: Engineering graduate in Civil discipline from a Government recognised University/institute.
  • Electrical Engineer: Engineering graduate in Electrical discipline from a Government recognised University/institute.
  • Technical Engineer: Engineering graduate from a Government recognised University/institute.
  • Network Engineer: Engineering graduate from a Government recognised University/institute.
  • Complaint/Dispute Resolution officer: MBA in Marketing/operation from a reputed institute. BE/B Tech from recognised University prior to MBA will be preferred.
  • IT Risk Manager: Be/B Tech/ME/M Tech/MCA from Government recognised University/institute.
  • IT Security Expert: Engineering graduate from Government recognised University/institute.
  • Project Manager: Engineering graduate (Preferably CS/IT/ECE) or MCA/M.Sc (IT)/M.Sc Computer Science) with a first class grade from a recognised Institute.
  • Business Analyst: Engineering graduate with MBA in System/Finance/Operation or equivalent qualification from a reputed institute.
  • Developer: Engineering graduate from a Government recognised University/institute.
  • Tester: Engineering graduate from a Government recognised University/institute.
  • Test Lead: Engineering graduate from a Government recognised University/institute.
  • Technical Lead: Engineering graduate from a Government recognised University/institute.
  • Innovation Specialist: Engineering graduate from a Government recognised University/institute. MBA (Systems) will be preferred.
  • Data Scientist: Post Graduate Degree in Statistics or economics from a reputed institute.
  • Sourcing Analyst: MBA in Marketing/Sales/operations/equivalent field from reputed institute.
  • UX Designer: Engineering graduate from Government recognised University/institute.
  • WAS Administrator: Engineering graduate from Government recognised University/institute.

Selection procedure

The selection of candidates for the post of System Officer, Developer, Test Lead, Tester, and Statistician will be done on the basis of an online test and interview. The test will comprise of Reasoning section for 50 marks, Quantitative Aptitude for 35 marks and English Language for 35 marks. Then there will be Professional Knowledge paper for 100 marks. Except the Professional Knowledge (PK) paper, other papers will be qualifying in nature. The questions will be bilingual i.e. in Hindi and English. To be eligible for being shortlisted for the interview, candidates have to score equal to or above the cut-off marks for the PK Test, besides scoring equal to or above the Minimum qualifying marks in other tests.
The selection procedure for the contractual positions and Technology Relationship Manager would be done by shortlisting and interview.

Registration process

Apply online through official website The registration/application fee is Rs.600 for General/Others category and Rs.100 for SC/ST/PWD.

So what’s next?

After completing the registration process, the next stage will be the exam preparation stage. To help you prepare well for the SBI Specialist Cadre Officers Exam, institutes like TalentSprint are highly equipped to extend all their help. The national level trainers at this Institute can help you the right methodologies of preparation.
Act now and take the competition head on.
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