30 September 2016

UPSC Engineering Services Examination 2017 for 440 Various Posts Apply Online Here

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UPSC Engineering Services Examination 2017

Application forms through online mode are invited by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) from candidates for Indian Engineering Services Examination (IES) - 2017 to fill up Various posts in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering departments. As per notification of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), total no. of Posts is 440. Mode of application is online. Send application forms through on-line mode from the starting date of 28th September, 2016. Last date to send online application forms is 26th October, 2016. Indian Engineering Services Examination (IES) - 2017 will be held on 08th January, 2017. The official notification has been uploaded. Read full information for UPSC Engineering Services Examination 2017.

Organization Name: UPSC Engineering Services Examination 2017 

Profile Name: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering 

No. of Total Vacancies: 440

Post-Wise Details:
1. Civil Engineering 
2. Mechanical Engineering 
3. Electrical Engineering 
4. Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering 

Pay Scale: Selected candidates will get monthly payment, Please go through official notification. 

IMPORTANT DATES:
Send application forms through on-line mode from the starting date of 28th September, 2016.
Last date to send application forms is 26th October, 2016.
Indian Engineering Services Examination (IES) - 2017 will be held on 08th January, 2017.

Educational Eligibility: Educational Qualification for candidates must be an Engineering degree from a recognised University with first class of aggregate marks.

Age Bond: Minimum age limit is 21 years and maximum age limit is 30 years. Cut off date to reckon age limit is 01st January, 2017.

Application Fee: Application fee is Rs.200/- (Two Hundred Rupees) Only. SC/ST/Female/Physically Handicapped category candidates have to pay no Application fee.

Selection Process: Indian Engineering Services Examination (IES) - 2017 consists of 2 papers. Paper 1 has 200 marks on general studies & engineering aptitude. Time duration is two hours. Paper 2 has 300 marks on civil engineering/ mechanical engineering/ electrical engineering/ electronics & telecommunication engineering. Time duration is 3 hours.

How To Apply: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) department requires online application forms. Send application forms through on-line mode from 28th September, 2016 to 26th October, 2016.
A) Candidates must visit official website of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
B) Read all instructions and fill the form with your details of E-Mail ID, mobile number etc.
C)  Click on submit button and make payment of application fee through online.
D)  Send application forms through on-line mode from 28th September, 2016 to 26th October, 2016.


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Logical Reasoning Quiz for Banking | IBPS | RBI | RRB - 23

Directions (1-5): Study the lowing information to answer the given questions: Johnson, Ricky, Cook, Demon, Chris, Root, Peter and ... thumbnail 1 summary


Directions (1-5): Study the lowing information to answer the given questions:
Johnson, Ricky, Cook, Demon, Chris, Root, Peter and Mathew are sitting in a straight line equidistant from each other (but not necessarily in the same order). Some of them are facing south while some are facing north.
(Note: Facing the same direction means, if one is facing north then the other also faces north and vice-versa. Facing the opposite directions means, if one is facing north then the other faces south and vice-versa) Johnson faces north. Only two people sit to the right of Johnson. Ricky sits third to the left of Johnson. Only one person sits between Ricky and Root. Root sits to the immediate right of Chris. Only one person sits between Chris and Mathew. Both the immediate neighbors of Ricky face the same direction. Cook sits third to the left of Root. Ricky faces the opposite direction as Johnson. Peter does not sit at any of the extremes ends of the line. Demon faces the same direction as Chris. Both Peter and Cook face the opposite direction of Mathew.

1. How many persons in the given arrangement are facing North?
1)       More than four
2)       Four
3)       One
4)       Three
5)       two

2. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way, and so form a group. Which of the following does not belong to the group?
1)       Chris, Root
2)       Mathew, Peter
3)       Ricky, Johnson
4)       Ricky, Peter
5)       Demon, Cook

3. What is the position of Root with respect to Mathew?        
1)       Second to the left
2)       Third to the right
3)       Third to the left
4)       Fifth to the right
5)       Second to the right

4. Who amongst the following sits exactly between Mathew and Chris?
1)       Ricky
2)       Peter
3)       Root
4)       Chris
5)       Cook

5. Who is sitting 2nd to the right of Ricky?
1)       Mathew
2)       Demon
3)       Root
4)       Chris
5)       None of the above

Directions (6-10): Study the given information carefully and answer the given questions:
Ten people are sitting in two parallel rows having five people each in such way that there is equal distance between adjacent persons. In row-1, Smith, Suma, Sandy, Suzie and Selwin are seated (not necessarily in the same order) and all of them are facing south. In row-2 Percia, Perlie, Piyona, Prissy and Phillip are seated (not necessarily in the same order) and all of them are facing north. Therefore, in the given seating arrangement each member seated in a row faces another member of the other row. Phillip sits third to the right of Perlie. Percia sits second to the left of Phillip. The person facing Percia sits on the immediate right of Suma. Only one person sits between Suma and Suzie. Smith is not an immediate neighbour of Suma. Only two people sit between Smith and Sandy. Neither Suma nor Smith faces Prissy.

6. Who amongst the following is facing Selwin?
1)       Prissy
2)       Phillip
3)       Percia
4)       Piyona
5)       Perlie

7. Which of the following statements is TRUE regarding Suzie?
1)       Suzie faces one of the immediate neighbours of Piyona.
2)       Suma is one of the immediate neighbours of Suzie.
3)       None of the given statements is true
4)       Sandy sits on the immediate right of Suzie.
5)       Only one person sits between Suzie and Selwin.

8. Who among the following is facing Piyona?
1)       Suma
2)       Sandy
3)       Suzie
4)       Smith
5)       Selwin

9. What is the position of Phillip with respect to Prissy?
1)       Third to the right
2)       Second to the right
3)       Immediate left
4)       Immediate right
5)       Second to the left

10. Four of the given five are alike in a certain way based on the given arrangement and hence form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
1)       Suzie
2)       Smith
3)       Selwin
4)       Perlie
5)       Prissy

Directions (11-15): Study the information and answer the following questions:
When a word and number arrangement machine is given an input line of words and numbers, it arranges them following a particular rule. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement. (All the number are two-digit numbers).

Input: system on 17 tight runs 42 begin 14 sometimes from 23.

Step I : begin 14 system on 17 tight runs 42 sometimes from 23.

Step II : begin 14 on 17 system tight runs 42 sometimes from 23.

Step III : begin 14 on 17 from 23 system tight runs 42 sometimes.

Step IV: begin 14 on 17 from 23 runs 42 system tight sometimes.

Step V: begin 14 on 17 from 23 runs 42 sometimes system tight.

Step V: is the last step of the above arrangement as the intended arrangement is obtained. As per the rules followed in the given steps, find out the appropriate steps for the given input.

Input: given recently 31 rural in 13 among except 27 over 8 remote island.

11. How many steps will be required to complete the given input?
1) Five 
2) Six 
3) Seven 
4) Eight 
5) Nine

12. Which of the following is the third element from the right end of step V?
1) Among 
2) given 
3) rural 
4) Island 
5) None of these

13. Which of the following is step III of the given input?
1) over 8 in 13 given recently 31 rural among except 27 remote Island
2) over 8 in 13 except 27 rural given recently 31 among remote Island.
3) over 8 in 13 except 27 given rural among recently 31 remote Island.
4) over 8 in 13 given except 27 recently 31 rural among remote Island.
5) None of these

14. What is the position of 'among' from the left end in the final step?
1) Fifth 
2) Sixth 
3) Seventh 
4) Eights 
5) Ninth

15. Which of the following words/number is third to the right of 'given' in step IV?
1) remote 
2) Island 
3) Rural 
4) Among 
5) 31


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Bihar Staff Selection Commission Recruitment 2016 for 272 Primary Teachers Apply Online Here

Bihar Staff Selection Commission (BSSC) is inviting online application forms from all eligible candidates for the recruitment to the posts... thumbnail 1 summary
Bihar Staff Selection Commission (BSSC) is inviting online application forms from all eligible candidates for the recruitment to the posts of Primary Teachers. As per requirement of Bihar Staff Selection Commission (BSSC), total posts are 272. 


Selected candidates will get the Pay Scale of Rs.9300/- to Rs.34800/- per month with Grade Pay of Rs.4200/- plus other allowances. Application mode is online. Opening date for submission of online application form is 27th September, 2016. Last date to register for online application process is 24th October, 2016. Date to submit application fee by challan is from 29th September, 2016 to 26th October, 2016. The official notification has been uploaded and Read full information for Staff Selection Commission Recruitment 2016.

Organization Name: BSSC Staff Selection Commission Recruitment 2016

Profile Name: Primary Teachers 

No. of Total Vacancies: 272

Pay Scale: 
 Selected candidates will get the Pay Scale of Rs.9300/- to Rs.34800/- per month with Grade Pay of Rs.4200/- plus other allowances. 

IMPORTANT DATES
  • Opening date for submission of online application form is 27th September, 2016.
  • Last date to register for online application process is 24th October, 2016.
  • Date to submit application fee by challan is from 29th September, 2016 to 26th October, 2016.

Educational Eligibility:  
Qualification must be HSC/ 12th Class passed in the subjects of physics, mathematics and Chemistry with 55% marks from a recognized University and should have 2 years diploma in Teaching field or Degree recognized by NCTE.

Age Bond: 
 Age Limit for General Category is in between 18 years to 37 Years as on 01.08.2014; for OBC Category, 18 years to 40 Years; for General Category (Female), 18 years to 40 Years, for SC/ST Category, 18 years to 42 Years.

Application Fee: 
Application Fee for General/OBC and other State Candidates is Rs.750/-; for SC/ST category candidates application fee is Rs.200/-. Date to submit application fee by challan is from 29th September, 2016 to 26th October, 2016.

Selection Process:  
Bihar Staff Selection Commission (BSSC) selection committee will conduct a written examination to select candidates for Primary Teacher positions.

How To Apply: 
Department requires online applications. Opening date for submission of online application form is 27th September, 2016. Last date to register for online application process is 24th October, 2016.
  • A)  Interested candidates may apply for Primary Teacher Positions by visiting BSSC’s official website.
  • B) Fill with all required details and upload your images of signature and recent colour photograph in .jpg format.
  • C) Press on ‘Submit’ button and take print out of online application form.
  • D) Apply online before the due date of 24th October, 2016.

Dailly English Vocabulary Set for Competitive Exams - 11

quandry : a state of perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation : आशंका relinquish : voluntarily cease to... thumbnail 1 summary


  1. quandry : a state of perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation : आशंका
  2. relinquish : voluntarily cease to keep or claim : त्यागना
  3. heed : pay attention to : सावधान रहना
  4. caveat : a warning or proviso of specific stipulations : चेतावनी
  5. retrospective : looking back on or dealing with past events or situations : पूर्वप्रभावी
  6. piquant : having a pleasantly sharp taste or appetizing flavour : चटपटा
  7. chastised : rebuke or reprimand severely : सज़ा
  8. inopportune : occurring at an inconvenient or inappropriate time : बेवक़्त
  9. surgical : done with great precision : सुनिश्चितता के साथ संपादित
  10. wreak : cause (a large amount of damage or harm) : क्रोध में करना
  11. cascade : pass (something) on to a succession of others : किसी चिज़ को आगे सौपना
  12. articulate : having or showing the ability to speak fluently and coherently : स्पष्ट
  13. indeed : used to emphasize a statement or response confirming something already suggested : वास्तव में
  14. dissuade : persuade (someone) not to take a particular course of action : रोकना , मना करना
  15. prognosis : the likely course of a medical condition : रोग का निदान
  16. turbulence : a state of conflict or confusion : अशांति
  17. deceptive : giving an appearance or impression different from the true one : भ्रमजनक
  18. sheer : completely; right : सच्चा
  19. picturesque : (of a place or building) visually attractive : अनोखा
  20. imitate : take or follow as a model : नक़ल करना

29 September 2016

29 September 2016 - Current Affairs

29 September: World Maritime Day The World Maritime Day is observed across the world on 29 Sept. The 2016 theme i... thumbnail 1 summary

29 September: World Maritime Day

  • The World Maritime Day is observed across the world on 29 Sept.
  • The 2016 theme is “Shipping: indispensable to the world”.
  • The theme focuses on the critical link between shipping & global society & to raise awareness of the relevance of the role of International Maritime Organization (IMO).
  • The day was first held on March 17, 1978 to mark the date of the IMO Convention’s entry into force in 1958.

China to Build Deepest Rail Station

  • China will build the world’s deepest & largest high-speed railway station at a popular section of the country’s Great Wall.
  • The station will be at Badaling, the most visited section of the Great Wall.
  • The Badaling station will be located 102m (335ft) below the surface, with an underground construction area of 36,000 sq m.
  • The Badaling station will run through mountains under the Great Wall.

US, Vietnam Navy Kick-Off

  • The US and Vietnamese navies have begun the 7th annual Naval Engagement Activity NEA, Vietnam 2016 at Tien Sa Port in Da Nang.
  • The exercise will focus on non-combatant events & include seminars in military medicine and maritime law.
  • The exercise will also include Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea and search and rescue scenarios.

Congress Rejects Obama Veto of 9/11 Bill

  • The US Congress has voted to override President Obama’s veto of a bill that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabian officials.
  • In the first veto override of his presidency, the Senate voted 97-1 & the House of Representatives 348-77, meaning the bill becomes law.
  • The House & Senate unanimously passed the legislation, known as the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism (JASTA).

Ujjwala Yojana Launched in J&k

  • J&K CM,Mehbooba Mufti & Union Minister of State for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in the State.
  • PMUY was launched by the Prime Minister in May 2016.
  • Under PMUY, 5 crore LPG connections will be provided to BPL families across the country during the next three years.
  • For J&K , a target of 35 lakh connections has been set under PMUY.

Govt Approves India-Singapore MoU

  • The government has approved the signing a MoU with Singapore to boost innovation, creativity and technological advancement in both countries.
  • The MoU will enhance bilateral cooperation activities in the arena of industrial property rights of patents, trademarks and industrial designs.
  • The MoU will be signed at the upcoming visit of Singapore’s Prime Minister to India.

 

Conference on Prison Reforms Begins

  • The two-day national conference on Prison Reforms begins in New Delhi.
  • The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir inaugurated the 5th National Conference.
  • Heads of Prisons of States and Union Territories will take part in the conference.
  • The conference will provide a platform to the stakeholders to exchange ideas and learn from each other’s experiences.

 

Telangana Inks MoU with ISRO

  • The Telangana government has signed a MoU with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to improve services of its educational channel ‘Mana TV’.
  • The MoU was inked by officials of the Dept of IT, Electronics & Comm of the state govt, & ISRO’s Development & Educational Communication Unit (DECU).
  • The state govt & DECU will work together to create & disseminate educational content.

 

Mumbai Richest City in India

  • India’s financial capital Mumbai, home to 45,000 millionaires & 28 billionaires, is the wealthiest city in the country with total wealth of $820 billion.
  • According to New World Wealth, Mumbai is followed by Delhi & Bengaluru.
  • Delhi is home to 22,000 millionaires and 18 billionaires and has total wealth of $450 billion.
  • The report defines ‘wealth’ as the net assets of a person.

 

Cabinet Decides to Ratify Paris Agmt

  • The Union Cabinet has decided to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change.
  • The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting here presided over by PM Narendra Modi.
  • PM Modi had announced during the BJP National Council meeting that India would ratify the 21st Conference of Parties (CoP) protocol.
  • The Paris Agreement is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

 

Indian Women’s Kabaddi Team Wins Gold

  • India bagged their first gold medal at the 5th Asian Beach Games with the women’s beach kabaddi team.
  • Women’s team won the title for the record fifth time in succession in Danang,Vietnam.
  • Indian beat Thailand 41-31 in a hard-fought summit clash.
  • The Indian women’s kabaddi team had been winning the gold since the inception of the biennial Games in 2008.

 

Official Emblem of FIFA U-17 WC Unveiled

  • The Organising Committee of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 has unveiled the official emblem.
  • The ceremony held in Goa was attended by Fifa President Gianni Infantino.
  • It is shaped like the World Cup trophy, the emblem combines the global look of the beautiful game with a quintessentially Indian feel.
  • The FIFA U-17 WC India 2017 will happen in six venues across the country.

 

Ashwin at No. 2 in ICC Test Rankings

  • India off-spinner R Ashwin gained a place to be second in the latest ICC Test Rankings.
  • He overtook England’s James Anderson by one point.
  • Ashwin’s match haul of 10 for 225, that helped India notch a 197-run victory in the first Test.
  • He is now within seven points of number-one ranked Dale Steyn.
  • Ravindra Jadeja too gained a spot in the rankings and is now placed 7th.

 

Rosneft Deal Gets the Govt All-Clear

  • The Union Cabinet has given its nod to a consortium of Indian Oil Corporation, Oil India & Bharat Petro Resources for acquiring stakes in two Russian oilfields for around $3.24 billion.
  • The consortium will acquire 23.9% stake in Vankorneft & 29.9% stake in Taas-Yuryakh fields from Rosneft.
  • Rosneft operates Vankor & Taas-Yuryakh oilfields.

 

Cabinet Panel Approves Project Saksham

  • The Union Cabinet chaired by the PM Modi approved ‘Project SAKSHAM’.
  • It is a new Indirect Tax Network (Systems Integration) of the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC).
  • Under the project, the CBEC’s existing IT systems will be integrated with the GST Network.
  • The total project cost involved is Rs.2256 crore which will be incurred over a period of seven years.

 

OPEC Reaches Deal to Cut Oil Output

  • OPEC has agreed to cut its oil output for the first time since 2008.
  • The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) said the group would reduce output to 32.5 million barrels per day from current production of 33.24 million bpd.
  • OPEC is an intergovernmental organization of 14 nations & headquartered in Vienna.
  • OPEC member countries produce 40% of the world’s crude oil.

 

Bank of India Cuts Base Rate to 9.65%

  • Bank of India has cut the base or the minimum lending rate by 0.05% to 9.65% with effect from 30 Sept.
  • The base rate means all those elements of the lending rate that are common across all categories of borrowers.
  • All categories of loans are required to be priced only with reference to the base rate.
  • The banks are not permitted to resort to any lending below the base rate.

 

Sebi Allows Options Trading

  • Markets regulator Sebi has allowed options trading on commodity bourses.
  • This has been a long pending demand from the exchanges, investors and market participants.
  • So far, only future trading was permitted on commodity bourses.
  • The moves aim at increasing liquidity and attracting more investors to the commodities market.
  • Option trading can be speculative in nature & carry substantial risk of loss.

 

Cabinet Gives Approval for VPBY

  • The Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval for the Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana (VPBY) 2003 & VPBY 2014.
  • Approval has also been granted for the expenditure incurred on subsidy amount released to LIC during the period 2003-04 to 2014-15 for VPBY 2003.
  • Both are pension schemes intended to give an assured minimum pension to the senior citizens.

 

Centre to Wind up Hindustan Cables

  • The Cabinet has given its nod for a strategic sale of sick public sector firm Bharat Pumps and Compressors.
  • The cabinet also approved the closure of Hindustan Cables by offering a golden handshake to its employees.
  • There is no production activity in the company since Jan 2003.
  • With the present time bound closure, the valuable assets of the company will be available for other optimum utilization.

STATIC GK Capsule - For All Ccompetitive Exams

Dear Students, Here is the complete set of Static GK Important for All Government Exams Preparation & more than 20 Marks are sure aft... thumbnail 1 summary
Dear Students,
Here is the complete set of Static GK Important for All Government Exams Preparation & more than 20 Marks are sure after studying this..

Content of the Static GK Capsule:
  1. INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS & THEIR HEADQUARTER

  2. LIST OF IMPORTANT DAMS IN INDIA

  3. MAJOR NUCLEAR POWER STATIONS IN INDIA

  4. MAJOR THERMAL POWER PLANTS (TPP) IN INDIA\\

  5. LIST OF AWARDS & THEIR FIELDS

  6. LIST OF IMPORTANT NATIONAL PARKS & WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES OF INDIA

  7. LIST OF IMPORTANT TEMPLES

  8. FAMOUS PLACES IN INDIA

  9. LIST OF TROPHIES & CUPS

  10. STATES & CAPITAL & CHIEF MINISTER

  11. LIST OF CHIEF MINISTER OF INDIA’S UNION TERRITORY

  12. FOLK DANCES IN INDIA

  13. CLASSICAL DANCES IN INDIA

  14. REVOLUTIONS IN THE FIELD OF AGRICULTURE IN INDIA

  15. IMPORTANT DATES – NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL

  16. COUNTRY, CAPITAL & THEIR CURRENCY

  17. PUBLIC SECTOR BANKS, HEADQUARTER & TAGLINE

  18. SPORTS TERMINOLOGY

  19. INTERNATIONAL CRICKET STADIUMS IN INDIA

12 Tips to Crack Quantitative Aptitude Section of IBPS-PO (Prelims) 2016

12 Tips to Crack Quantitative Aptitude Section of IBPS-PO (Prelims) 2016 Quantitative Aptitude is considered to be the arch nemesis of... thumbnail 1 summary

12 Tips to Crack Quantitative Aptitude Section of IBPS-PO (Prelims) 2016

Quantitative Aptitude is considered to be the arch nemesis of almost every Banking Aspirant (if it is not the case with you, believe us, we are so happy for you). Many aspirants have missed their dream banking job because they were; somehow, unable to clear sectional cut offs, primarily in the section we are talking about.

Order of Attempt and Time allocation
1. This section, like Reasoning Section, contains 35 Questions. Difficulty level will be similar to SBI PO Prelims Exam and the expected Break up of this section is as follows:

Arithmetic Questions ( Percentage, Profit and Loss, Ration and Proportion, SI & CI, Time and work, TSD, SI &CI, Mixture and allegations, Averages, Problems on Ages etc) - 8-10
Series - 5
Quadratic Equations - 5
Simplification - 5
Probability - 0-2
DI [Pie Chart, Bar Graph ,Tables etc) - 10 (5 *2)

Time Allocation and Order of Attempt
2. If you are one of those few students who never had any trouble in Quant Section, you may like to attempt this section after English and allocate around 20 minutes. This will not only help you in clearing sectional cut offs but also scoring decent marks which in turn will help you with overall cut-offs.
For those who are either weak or average in Quant you can attempt this section at the end. Time allocated to this section should be 22-25 minutes.

Categories of Questions: 
We can divide all Questions in Quant section into two categories.

3. Easy and Scoring Questions
Start your quantitative section with these questions.  These questions are generally easy to solve , require less time and you can easily achieve high accuracy. There will be around 15-17 Questions from this category.

Simplification
Arithmetic Topics(Click on the link to open questions & concepts) : Problems on Ages, Percentage, Averages, Simple Interest/ Compound Interest , Profit and Loss , Ratio & Proportions.
DI (one of the DI Sets)

4. Time Consuming Questions
Questions in this category are difficult than above and may require more time to solve. Attempt them after solving first category questions.

Some of the questions are tricky. Accuracy will depend on amount of practice done before exam. There will be around 12-15 Questions from this category.

Probability
Quadratic Equations
Arithmetic Topics:  Mixture and allegations , Time and Work , Time Speed and Distance
Number Series
Another DI Set
For students who just want to clear sectional cut offs  solving first category questions with a few question from second will be enough but then you will need to solve decent number of question in both English and Reasoning to clear the overall cut-off.

Tips on How to Prepare Quant Section in last few weeks
With less than a few weeks left for exam, there are only a few tried & tested approaches you can opt for. The Most Common approach is to identify the weak topics upon which you can work.
5. Compartmentalization of topics is very important. One must know the topics one is comfortable with – from least to most. One also needs to know as to what could be the level of difficulty of questions; one can handle in an examination scenario.

To make you understand, lets assume I am extremely confident with percentage related problem. Irrespective of level of difficulty, I know in my heart that I would be able to do solve the problem. I also have also realized during my preparation that I can solve easy to moderate level questions from TSD (Time, Speed and Distance). And, the moment I see a question from Probability, I feel nauseated. One has to have an understanding of this level pertaining to one’s preparation to sail through test without much trouble.

6. Use the last few days to formulate your strategy to attempt questions based on this understanding. Solve as many last year questions as possible just to make yourself comfortable & confident. You must not be wondering and surmising on the final day on the pattern, topics, level of difficulty of questions etc.

7. Keep a notebook with yourself where you write important points and formulas. This will assist you revisiting the most vital points and formulas on your exam day.

8. Start Attempting as many mock tests as possible. When your are left with handful of days to go,  nothing will help you more than writing and analyzing Mock Tests. These tests will provide you with insights, such as Time Management, Selection of Questions and Topics, formulation of an effective strategy to nail the test etc.

9.Topic wise Tips
Data Interpretation: As we mentioned in our previous article, if the answers are numbers not close to each other, then you do not need to do the accurate calculations. You can round off the numbers and do approximate calculations and mark the answer closest to the answer you calculated. No other strategy can beat the option elimination technique in DI section. Try to avoid doing long calculations as in an exam that demands aspirants to solve 100 questions in 60 minutes; you may end up wasting and not investing your time by doing long calculations. If you are good with calculations & approximation techniques, percentage, ratio & proportion and option elimination technique – these questions are very easy to answer.
Quadratic Equations – Revising your high school mathematics book on factorization can assist you finding the roots of the quadratic equations faster.
Series – Mostly n2, n3, n2 ± constant, n3 ± constant, n2 ±n, n3 ±n, n2 ±n3 will cover around 75% of the series completion problems. Hence, relax and attempt.

General Mistakes to Avoid:
10. Not Reading Questions Completely
In quant section this is the most common mistake made by students. In hurry to solve questions faster, you don’t read questions clearly and end up making mistakes. This problem can cause frustration as even after solving the question methodically, you will not get the relevant option. And then, it becomes a herculean task to identify as to where you went wrong. Hence, read twice before you go ahead and start solving.

11.  Avoid Risky Shortcuts
You may be of the view point that the whole point of Speed test is to solving question as fast as possible then why avoid shortcuts. If you have practiced a particular shortcut or trick on lot many questions during your preparation then go ahead. But, if you have just read some shortcut or any trick during last leg of your preparation, avoid using it in the exam as you do not know the conditions in which this particular shortcut can be applied. Solve the question using conventional way even if it takes more time.

12. Guess Work
Absolutely avoid any guess work.

This brings us to the conclusion of our well read and much loved series about IBPS PO Prelims Tips.



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