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Tips For Bank P O Exam

BY: Raja Vikram | Category: Others | Submitted: 2010-05-27 10:08:13
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Article Summary: "This is to give some tips for the Bank PO exams. The written entrance test is an aptitude test with G.K, Quantitative Aptitude, General English, Logical and verbal reasoning, Mental Ability as the subjects for questions..."


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Bank Exams are well aware by most of the students. The pattern of the exams and the number of questions are now available online and from coaching institutes. Most of the graduate students do appear for the Bank Exams. The exams are conducted to recruit Probationary officers for different positions in the banks. Now days it is being a buzz word among the graduates and MBA students as most of the banks have started working on their recruitment process.

The written test is an aptitude test with G.K, Quantitative Aptitude, General English, Logical and verbal reasoning, Mental Ability as the subjects for questions. Hence it is necessary to prepare for every subject so as to qualify in each subject. Hence there are few tips which work in the exam to crack.

1. Check with your strength: Check out your strength in the subjects, if you are good at Q.A then Start the exam with it. Do well in the Q.A and then move to the next level. Check out the questions and try to finish the Q.A paper as soon as possible.

2. Time Management: It is very much in need for an aptitude test like BANK PO. As there is a requirement of qualifying in each subjects. You need to check with the time you are spending in each paper. Try to finish the minimum number of questions in each paper. Then move to your interesting paper so as to fetch some good marks in that.

3. Do well in the descriptive test: The descriptive test is a tool for the banks to measure your knowledge in subject as well as for verbal communication. Hence it is better to go through your subject once before the exam. For ex: if you are applying for the position of Asst. Manager Marketing , then it is better to go through some of the concepts of marketing before the exam. And write the exam with good handwriting and concept based answers.

4. Prepare well for G.K: It is better to start reading newspapers and some current affairs magazines as well which will feed you about the subject. Not only for exams but also these things will help you out in future. It is better to have a look on the banking operations and current happenings in banks as well as in trade.

5. Go through some mock tests: Before the exams it is better to go through some of the mock exams. Coaching institutes are offering mock tests. Hence it is better to enroll and check your competitive spirit in the exams.

6. Check with some other books: Refer to some other competitive exam books for reasoning and Q.A. It is better to check with the entrance exam books of MBA/MCA. These will help you to perform well in these subjects.

7. Practice more: The question may find a bit easier for you, but the important thing is to do as quickly as possible in the exams. Hence it is advisable to practice more with model tests and questions.

Hence these are the few tips to crack the Bank PO exams. These tips may help you out to do well in the entrance examination.

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I am thinking to pursue this as my career in future, can you suggest some books for the same so I can start preparing in advance. Thank you Rihana 2010-05-27 19:48:22 150
Dear Rihana, Refer the books and model tests of TIME. If possible get a Aditya's Bank PO all in one book. These are enough to help you out. But to crack this you need time management and Lot of Practice. Raja Vikram - Author 2010-05-27 20:55:48 151
Hi I have given two bank PO exams but didn't qualify in both of them.I am good in reasoning and aptitude but weak in gk.Could you please tell me that how much marks should I need in each section to qualify in the PO exam. Puja Dutta 2010-08-05 04:56:49 265
Dear Puja, It completly depends upon the competition and Judiciary from Bank. They need to take a call depending upon that. But if you look for benchmark then better to score 38-42 from each section, if it contains with 50 questions. Raja Vikram - Author 2010-08-05 08:05:26 267
HI i am harika iwant to know that how many banks will recruit for the post po in the year 2011 harika 2010-08-09 10:20:49 275
Dear Harika, Good question. But the answer remains with banks HR policies. After the HR policy review only we will come to know. Raja Vikram - Author 2010-08-10 08:06:49 278
hi its hemant i m weak in G.K. can u tell me what is the easiest way to improve my G.K. hemant Prajapati 2010-08-29 05:55:28 313
Dear Hemant, There are no short cuts, but you can learn it from magazines, News papers, and from News channels. Better you need to have understand rather reading. be in touch with me for further help. Raja Vikram - Author 2010-08-30 08:09:59 316
i m good in each sec except eng . how much marks are needed to qualify in this sec? ramesh 2010-09-15 00:02:38 327
Dear Ramesh, It depends according to the exam, at least you need to get 25-30 marks. Raja Vikram - Author 2010-09-15 07:54:37 328
Currently i m preparing for Bank PO exams and i score around 65% overall with atleast 50% in every section.please tell me is it enough to get an interview cal? pratibimb sinha 2010-10-15 13:14:16 366
Dear Sinha, Its good that you are scoring good marks, but try to get around 75-80% . Work bit smartly you will get the call. Raja Vikram - Author 2010-10-18 10:24:44 369
Hi i m sanjog, i m well on math & reasoning but not on English,how can i improve on eng. subject. How i do time management it become main difficulty for me.Please help me . Sanjog 2010-10-22 07:57:04 377
Hi sir/madam, I applied for bank po exam.How many hours preparing this exam per day.pls tell me. eswari 2010-10-23 08:07:40 381
Dear Sanjog, Good that you are working hard, for english improvement please read my article specially written for that. And time management comes once you practice the same thing of sample question papers at home seriously. Raja Vikram - Author 2010-10-25 07:26:55 384
Dear eswari, It depends upon you that how fast you learn the things. hence analyse that and practice well with good number of sample question papers. Raja Vikram - Author 2010-10-25 07:29:05 385
can u plz tell me the names of some books to prepare for the bank clerical and PO in short time, regards, sharma sharma 2010-11-06 21:37:37 406
im anil.. i want to crack bankpo..but im working in pvt company in whch i spent 10a.m-10p.m..i can utilise morning hours.. i feel english ,gk and in quant data interpretation part..in reasoning mirror images questions are difficult...actually im very poor in english..so i want your suggestion that whether i take coaching for bank po or taking the books from market and start preparation?...pls do reply me anil 2010-11-08 04:41:38 408
Dear Sharma, Please refer to Aditya bank P.O or refer to the TIME material for bank P.O's. Raja Vikram - Author 2010-11-08 07:54:51 409
Dear Anil, I don't know how you are preparing, but be clear that doing lot of practice can make you to hit the exam. English is a subject which needs improvement from not only books but also from News papers and magazines. Work more on CAT english from TIME material for sure you will crack the exam. Raja Vikram - Author 2010-11-08 07:59:39 411
Do one need to take coaching to crack the bank PO exam? Rini 2010-11-19 12:16:14 424
Dear Rini, If possible take coaching from good Institute so that you can learn some easy tricks. Raja Vikram - Author 2010-11-25 06:30:02 442
Please give me suggestion regarding best coaching institute for Bank Exam MONOJIT 2010-12-19 23:44:38 486
Dear Monojit, Please let me know where are residing now. Better aproach TIME institute for it. Raja Vikram - Author 2010-12-21 07:43:24 489
Sir, I am good in all the three sections except Reasoning. Could you please tell me what should I do to ensure good marks in Reasoning? Could you suggest me which book should I follow? I reside in Kolkata. Many thanks. Amit Kumar Jha 2011-01-16 22:54:18 540
Dear Jha, Sorry for the delay in reply, get prepare with the Trishna series of reasoning from TIME Institute. Raja Vikram - Author 2011-01-23 07:32:15 552
Sir i have appeared 4 many clerical exams and im very good at almost every subject other than QA .Maths has been my weakness since my school days .PO is my ambition n i wanna achieve it anyhow..Plz suggest me some tips for QA and also the book which i shld refer as im very weak at Basics.... Rainy R Krishnan 2011-01-24 03:04:47 554
is sbi merit list prepared on the basis of shift or all the shifts together if one shift hard then malli 2011-01-24 09:46:05 557
I am a graduate and working with a pharma co. as Territory Manager. Though I am very inclined towards the Bank PO job. I want to know how can I prepare for the exams? While giving exams of different banks I find out that in QA and DI most of the question are easy to crack but I always face problems in managing the time for other sections. Also, my reasoning solving skill is below average. Kindly, give some suggestions for time-management and enhancing my reasoning ability skill. Regards, Mohit Mohit 2011-01-26 01:39:09 560
Dear Krishnan, Don't lose hope, But pracice more on QA from Different sources like Aditya , Trishna Series. Apart from these you need to practice the speed mathematics for different short cuts. If poss. go for a coaching. Raja Vikram - Author 2011-01-27 07:45:29 563
Dear Mohit, Its good to listen from your end that you are working in a proffesion where Time management is very much required, Please apply the same techniques here too but in a different manner. Take some practice papers and fix the time, do not get up for anyother work while doing these. Finish the paper and then turn on to other works. Practice for at around 50-75 tests for perfection and to get an entry as P.O. Raja Vikram - Author 2011-01-27 07:51:13 564
HELLO SIR, I APPLIED FOR BANK PO EXAM. I M WEAK IN QA. HOW SHOULD I IMPROVE IT . PLZ GIVE ME SUGGESTIONS TO OVER COME THIS ARUN KUMAR 2011-02-11 09:52:30 590
Hello Sir...myself Animesh...I am preparing for bank PO xams and as well I have appeared for 4 PO xams till now...awaiting results...each time i have been able to score around 100-110 marks out of 225..is that sufficient to get any calls or should i have to score more..Please suggest..I am not finding any more time to score beyond that range...Please can you tell me how much marks is necessary to crack for PO xams.. Animesh Das 2011-02-16 00:45:55 599
I have done graduation bt my last sem's marks card hasnt come bt result has come on net ..... (Q.) can i give interview for bank po? Anand 2011-02-16 03:05:22 600
Dear Mr. Arun Kumar, Practice more , work on the books from R.S.Agarwal which will clear your confusion in it. But practice more with understanding . You can acheive good marks in QA too. Raja Vikram - Author 2011-02-16 07:24:55 601
Dear Animesh, It depends upon different criterias to get a call from a bank. But you need to clear the required cut off in each section which you are doing. If you can work something more on English and reasoning you may get a call easily leaving behind good marks in QA. Raja Vikram - Author 2011-02-16 07:27:40 602
Dear Anand, Take a Print out of that and inform the authority before you attend the interview. Be sure that you have cleared the required eligibilty criteria of that bank. Raja Vikram - Author 2011-02-16 07:29:37 603
sir, Is there ny trick to enhance GK in less time...is there any fixed criteria of questions...means r they divided based on different fields like sports and all..plz recommond me a book other than year book...actually I need I short book which helps me out.. sarika 2011-02-22 04:29:43 620
sir, i have taken many banks exams for the last 3-4 years but still fail to crack these banks exams. sir, i am good in G.k., Clerical appitute but i am too weak in other portions of the banks exams. please guide me how I will over come these thicklish problems . Jasdeep Bajaj 2011-02-25 11:45:23 632
Dear Jasdeep, Do not get down, work tactically with QA and English. As you are good in other sections so try to work some more on QA to handle the things in a better way. But Banks always look at Reasoning and QA score, because it shows your analytical ability. Try to do good in those areas. Raja Vikram - Author 2011-02-26 21:25:10 634
Dear sir, Of late, I ve developed an eagerness to attend bank exams (both clerical as well as PO) and try somehow clear them. My only question to you is, How should I approach with regard to the different exams? That is, clerical and PO. I'm currently working as an editor in an e-publishing company. Ashwin 2011-02-28 07:21:02 637
Dear sir, i want to persue my carrier in banking only. i have passed BBA with good marks. but now i have joined mbs thinking to do job in bank.Will you please help me to know whick book can help me to pass the written examination and get a call. Doing Mba or mbs really does matter in bank? i didnt saw any difference in bba or bbs for the selection process so will you please give me suggestion regarding the matter. thank you!! sarysma karna 2011-02-28 18:47:31 640
Dear Sir, I am an IT professional. I want to join banking service as an IT manager. I have no problem with technical part, Mathematical part or GK part. My problem is with English part. I was an Bengali medium student so have some problem with this language. Could you please suggest me how can i improve on it? Robin 2011-03-10 08:53:41 664
sir,i m 29+, starting for po prepration. i m very poor in all subject. i want 2 know how much time is essential for crack exam. and how much time i should i pay in each sub. plz help minakshi das 2011-03-18 00:38:15 675
Dear Meenakshi, It depends on your grasping power and how fast you act on aptitude. Please work on QA, Reasoning with good model question papers and concepts from good books. Be sure to give atleast 3hrs of time for the entire subjects. Raja Vikram - Author 2011-03-21 06:59:25 679
Dear Robin, There is nothing like in which medium you have done your education, but it does matters in prounounciations.Read my article how to improve english and work on the tips for sure you will do wonders. Raja Vikram - Author 2011-03-21 07:02:20 681
Never get hoodwinked into believing that success can be achieved without labour. I think if any body wants to pursue for the banking examination its never get late. Chandan Kumar Jha 2011-04-04 07:28:24 717
Sir, Please tell me how to get through the PO examinations. on what sections I should press.Because I am not very much acquainted of English so from where I have to start. Aditya Kumar Jha 2011-04-04 07:33:07 719
I have done my Bsc(it) with 55% and i want to do job in bank how can i crack the po exam of bank so i can get call from bank .I am good in english ,G.K. and math Baby anand mishra 2011-05-07 02:34:19 778
I got my final exam results yesterday. Can i apply for sbi po? I dont hav a degree certificate... abc 2011-06-01 03:40:02 813
Dear Sir, recently i found that reasoning portion of the bank has changed drastically.Lot of things have been added. It is not like the eariler bank po paper. Especially Puzzles (seating arrangement), input-output and logical reasoning are coming in new avatar. Presently there is no such book in the market which would help us. So how i should prepare for the reasoning section? pls give me some suggestion. ARINDAM 2011-09-21 23:59:54 940
sir i cleared ibps po plz tel me can i get cal fpr interview i got 140 marks out off 250 varun kumar 2011-12-22 01:17:58 1022
an informative post indeed... I'm enrolled in Online Videos to Prepare for Bank PO/Clerical Written Examinations and was looking for such informative post online .. thanks :) Srishti 2012-02-06 03:40:22 1065
sir i m a post graduate in microbiology..i have cleared ibps with a score of 160...in interview if they ask me why u r switching from science to banking...what should be my answer? mousumi 2012-02-09 08:06:41 1070
i am know P O exam How much typical and how to prepare of this bcoz i am currently working in stock mkt so kindly request you to suggest me that i am apply for this or not. nitin 2012-06-26 01:26:08 1391
Dear Nitin, Sorry for the delay in reply. Work on more with smartness and practice time management everyday so that you can cater some time for Test. Do well all the best but do not lose hope work hard. It is good that you are in Stock Market practice which can help you further. Raja Vikram - Author 2012-07-04 22:48:49 1404
hi sir, am ganesh... i want to join as a po in sbi...i am preparing well and am also ready to join in training institute for short cuts and time management... my weakness is qa and gk...what are the things i need to do for improving my strength in those areas?and can u please tell me whether is it possible to crack an exam in a first attempt? presently am working in a it sector and i wanna move to banking domain... give me a worthful reply.. Ganesh 2012-08-08 03:47:28 1457
Hi Ganesh, Good to see your passion for Banking. There are two things to know for 1. you are in IT sector ( Technical or non) 2. Operational. If it is 1. then you can write an exam for IT staffing of Banks or if you want to move operational then prepare for PO. Kindly read newspapers, GK magazines and practice good for GK questions. QA is highly imporatnt for a banking sector. Work more on it with aptitiude books of entrance exams for 3-4 hrs daily and 6-8 hrs on weekends. Try to understand the concept or logic then for sure you can crack it. All the best. Raja Vikram - Author 2012-08-10 01:07:27 1463
hi sir, am gud in all subjects except english..rncould u plz tell me what i hav get gud marks in english.. Rubi 2012-11-20 10:24:33 1581
Hi Rubi,rnrnWe cannot built everything in one day, do practise the things 1. Read newspaper(The Hindu Articles), Magazines, Articles over net, and try to make a note of Imp words you don't know. 2. read 200- 500 words loudly within 5-7 min of time everyday, 3. watch english news channels, for more read my article Tips to develop english in the same website. Raja Vikram - Author 2012-11-28 01:56:29 1582

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