SBI PO Exam – Syllabus, Pattern and Question Papers

SBI PO exam 2014
Probationary officer  recruitment in SBI-
A preparation Guide

State Bank of India announced the notification for the recruitment of Probationary Officers for the year 2014. This time SBI is recruiting probationary officers for 1837 posts. The last date of application is 28th April, and the examination will be held in the month of June 2014.

For more details about SBI PO eligibility, application procedure and other details visit the SBI PO recruitment notification 2014

Syllabus and Question Pattern of SBI PO exam 2014

There are 2 papers  in SBI PO examination The first one is Objective paper and the second one is Descriptive.

SBI PO Objective paper (Paper I) syllabus and pattern:
Total marks: 200
Time allotted: 2 hours

Syllabus of Objective Paper (Paper I of SBI PO exam):

The 200 questions are asked from the following areas:

1. English Language
2. Data Interpretation
3. Reasoning
4. The rest of the questions will be from General Awareness, Computer Awareness and Marketing awareness

English Language syllabus: A total of 50 questions are expected, Important areas are Reading comprehension,  Vocabulary, Grammar Corrections, Identification of Errors in sentence constructions, Jumbled sentences etc. Expect High standard questions in Comprehension, rest of the questions will be in moderate difficulty.

Reasoning syllabus: 50 questions will be there in this section also. Expect the difficulty level to be on the higher side for this section. The important areas are Logical Reasoning, Arithmetical reasoning, Analytical reasoning, Series completion, finding missing figures, Completing number and alphabetical series,   Analogies / decision making, Puzzle / Seating Arrangement

Data Analysis and Interpretation syllabus: 50 questions in this section will be in easy to moderate difficulty level. The following sections are considered important: Data Interpretation and manipulation questions from Charts, Graphs and Diagrams including Line charts, pie charts, bar charts and tabular data. Application level questions from probability and statistics, The data manipulation of these questions will contain  of time and distance calculations, BODMAS rule, Calculation of speed and distance, calculation of area, volume, perimeter and application of formulas in algebra, geometry, functions etc.

Syllabus of General Awareness: In this section 10 questions each are expected from Marketing and computer awareness sections and 15 questions each are expected from Banking awareness and current affairs sections.

Negative Marking of SBI PO Paper I
For each incorrect answer a quarter (1/4th ) of marks are reduced

SBI PO Descriptive Paper (Paper II) Syllabus
In this section, expect questions relating to Letter writing (Usually official letters in connection with the normal functioning of a bank branch), Essay and Paragraph writing (Usually related to bank functioning and economy), Precise writing and Reading comprehension.

This paper will have 50 marks and the duration will be 1 hour.

SBI Specialist Officers exam previous year question papers:

To get an idea about the pattern and difficulty of the question papers practicing with the previous year question papers of SBI PO examination is a good idea. In the following links you can get the previous year question papers of SBI PO examination

SBI PO exam 2013 question paper

SBI PO exam 2011, 2010, 2008 and 2003 question papers

SBI PO previous year papers – Last 10 years

SBI PO Examination Model Question Papers.

Most of the Probationary Officers examination question papers are somewhat similar in syllabus and pattern to SBI PO examination. It makes an excellent opportunity to work with the previous year and model / sample question papers of other Bank PO examinations while preparing for SBI PO exam preparation.

SBI PO exam- 100 solved model question papers

Reasoning Ability model questions for SBI PO examination

Reasoning Ability Practice paper set 2 for SBI PO exam

SBI PO exam Reasoning model paper links

SBI PO Data Interpretation and Quantitative Aptitude model paper links

SBI PO Practice question papers for Quantitative Aptitude and DI

SBI PO exam Mock paper – English Language

English Language Model paper from previous year SBI PO question papers

SBI PO English Language Mock test paper

A compilation of English Language and Comprehension model questions

SBI PO Exam free books and study materials

We are providing you many free books and notes uploaded by our forum friends to help you in preparation of Reasoning, Data Interpretation and QA, and English language parts. This will make your study process easy, because all the required materials are available at a single source.

English Language and Comprehension free books and notes for SBI PO examination

Reasoning Ability Free books and study materials for SBI PO

SBI Probationary officer recruitment examination Data Interpretation and QA free notes and materials

Banking and Current Affairs material

SBI PO Exam online mock test papers

For practicing the English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and GK part of the Paper I of SBI PO examination, you can practice with the Free online mock tests available at

English language online mock test paper

GK online mock test paper

Quantitative Aptitude mock test paper

How to prepare for SBI Specialists examination ?

Study materials, model papers and syllabus guidelines for State Bank SO recruitment exam.

State Bank of India announced the notification for the recruitment of specialist officers for the 2014 session. The SBI SO examination is scheduled to be held on April 19th 2014. Education Observer giving you a preparation guide for all those who are preparing for SBI SO Examination 2014.
One thing you must notice that unlike the previous examinations this year SBI is planning to conduct the Specialist Officer cadre recruitment examination in online mode.

SBI SO Examination Question Pattern

The SBI SO examination is having 2 parts. The first part contain questions from

  • English Language
  • Reasoning and/or
  • Quantitative aptitude

In this section there will be 120 questions of 120 marks, ie one mark each for one question.

IMPORTANT: SBI is not going to consider this section for your ranking purposes. This section is only for qualifying purposes. It means everyone over and above the cut off mark will be considered as having the same rank. For example if they declare 18 as the cut off for English language section, one who scored 18 and one who scored 36 will be considered equal. So the important thing is getting the cutoff minimum.

Paper II is the game turner, here you will be asked 50 questions carrying 100 marks in Professional Knowledge section- the core subject questions for the post you applied for. The score in this section is really matters in the ranking and selection.

The shortcut:
Get minimum cutoff marks in paper I and devote all your study time to the professional knowledge section and score very good marks in professional knowledge, so be busy with your college textbooks than reading banking exam coaching guides.

Negative Marking for SBI SO examination
There is no information available about negative marking or minus marking for wrong answers. So we can ensure that there won’t be any negative marks for wrong answer.

Syllabus for SBI Specialist Officers examination

SBI has no official wording about the syllabus of Paper I or Paper II. From the previous year examinations we can generalize the syllabus may cover topics as detailed below.

 English Language – SBI SO exam syllabus
sentence corrections, Reading comprehension, fill in the blanks,  Vocabulary, Grammar Corrections, Identification of Errors, Synonyms/ Antonyms, Choosing the appropriate word and Spelling Check questions, Sentence Arrangement

Reasoning – SBI SO exam syllabus
Series completion, finding missing figures, Mirror Images, Completing number and alphabetical series,  relations and ranking, Simple arithmetical reasoning, Analogies / decision making, Classification analytical reasoning, Seating arrangement

Quantitative Aptitude/ Maths – SBI SO exam syllabus
Number system,  decimal fractions,  Ratio and proportions, Percentage, Time and distance, , Data Interpretation containing  type MCQs from tables,  charts and diagrams, Questions  requiring multiplication, addition, subtraction and application of BODMAS rule, Application level questions from geometry contains area, perimeter and volume calculations of square, rectangle, circle, sphere, cube, cone, cylinder and other geometrical figures, Time and work, Speed and Distance, Profit and loss, Average, Simple and compound interest

Syllabus of Professional Knowledge questions in SBI SO examination

SBI SO syllabus for systems manager in IT
Questions are expected from Computer Fundamentals, computer Architecture and organization, data structure  Networking and network security, Internet technologies, Operating systems, Cyber security and threats, Computer Architecture, DBMS, computer programming.

SBI SO Exam syllabus for Chartered Accountant:
Accounting Standards, Indian Accounting Standards,  Guidance Note, Financial Reporting Standards, Corporate Financial Reporting, Share-based Payment, Liability Valuation, Business valuation, Inflation Accounting, Indian Capital Market, Foreign Exchanges

SBI Specialist Officers exam previous year question papers

Previous year question papers of SBI SO examination is a good way to practice for it. Unfortunately not many question papers are available for this examination. A collection of previous year question papers of Bank SO examinations including SBI SO examination available at the link below

A collection of Bank Specialist officer question papers

Previous year professional knowledge question papers of SBI Systems Manager examination

SBI Specialist officer/ Manager exam Model question papers

Our forum members posted a number of model question papers for SBI SO examination. Follow the links to download them for free

SBI Specialist officer exam- 100 solved model papers

SBI System Manager Professional Knowledge model question papers set 1

SBI System Manager Professional Knowledge model question papers and free Question Bank

New set of mock papers for SBI System Manager professional Knowledge section

SBI Law Manager examination Model question papers set 1

SBI Law Specialist officer model question papers set 2

SBI Law Specialist officer model question papers set 3

SBI Chartered Accountant model question paper set 1

SBI Chartered Accountant model question paper set 2

Free online Mock tests for SBI SO examination

For practicing the English Language part of the Paper I of SBI Specialist Officers examination, you can practice with the Free online English language mock examinations available at

Free English Language online mock test for SBI SO exam practice

Free study materials for SBI Specialists examination

The following pages will get you some books, notes and other free study materials for SBI SO examination in all subjects including ones for professional knowledge section.

SBI SO Exam Quantitative Aptitude study materials

SBI Specialist officer Exam English Language study materials

State Bank Specialists examination Reasoning Ability study materials and books

SBI SO Exam System Manager/ Asst. Manager study guides

SBI Law Manager exam free study materials and books

SBI Chartered Accountant Exam free study materials for preparation

LICHFL Assistant Exam preparation guide

LIC HFL Asst. Exam Syllabus, Pattern and  Model Papers

LIC Housing Finance Corporation LICHFL  conducts online written examination for the recruitment of  LICHFL Assistant Recruitment 2014. The candidates selected as LIC Hosing Finance assistants will be posted in various regions across the country. Total number of expected vacancies is 100.

The Examination will be conducted in online mode on April 6th 2014. Candidates should have a  Bachelor Degree in any discipline from a recognized University/Board with minimum 50% marks. Those having knowledge of computer operations will be given preference. The pay scale for the post will be Rs.15527/- per month + performance linked incentives.

LICHFL Assistant selection process

Selection will be made on the basis of On-line test followed by an Interview of  candidates who qualify in the On-line test. The candidates found successful in the Interview have to undergo Medical Examination.

LICHFL Assistant exam Syllabus:

Questions will be asked from 4 different sections viz:
English Language
Logical Reasoning
Numerical Ability
General Awareness

The standard of the question papers will be somewhat similar to Bank Probationary officer recruitment examination.

LICHFL Assistant Exam Question Pattern:

The On-line test will be having objective type questions. The Examination will be of 120 minutes duration and 50 questions will be asked from each of the above section. Each question carries 1 mark and in total the test will have 200 marks. 0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer. If a question is  left blank,there will be no penalty for that  question.

Previous year question papers of LICHFL Assistants Examination

Please follow the following links to get previous year question papers and solutions to LIC and other insurance company assistants examination

LICHFL Assistant Exam February 2013 solved paper

National Insurance Exam solved previous year paper

LICHFL Assistant exam Model question papers

15 solved model question papers for LICHFL examination

4 sets of mock test papers for LICHFL and other assistants grade examinations

Further, you can also practice with previous year Bank PO question papers also. About 100 question papers can be found at 100 model question papers for PO examination

Free online mock tests for LICHFL Assistants examination

You can practice yourself with the mock tests available at our free online model exam section. These exams are having question papers arbitrarily selected from a question pool of 50,000 questions. At the end of the time restricted examination you will be provided with complete correct answer review to the set of questions that you attempted. Follow the links below to try these online mock tests.

LICHFL Assistants mock test – English
LICHFL Assistant examination mock test – General Awareness

Free study materials for LICHFL Examination

Our forum members uploaded enough study materials and notes to help you to prepare for LICHFL Assistants examination. You can have free materials for Quantitative Aptitude, English grammar and language and Reasoning Ability sections..
LICHFL Assistants Exam Quantitative Aptitude free study materials
LICHFL Assistants Exam English Language free books & materials
LICHFL Assistants Exam Reasoning Ability study materials and books

We wish best of luck to all those appearing for LIC HFL Assistants examination !!!

KEAM 2014- Syllabus, Pattern and Question Papers

The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, Government of Kerala (CEE-Kerala) conducts Kerala Engineering and Medical Entrance Examination 2014 (KEAM 2014) for selecting candidates to the professional undergraduate programmes in

  • MBBS
  • BDS

The Professional Degree Courses include

  • The B.Tech. Degree courses affiliated to various Universities in Kerala
  • The B.Tech. (Agricultural Engineering) and the B.Tech. (Food Engineering) courses under the Kerala Agricultural University [KAU].
  • The B.Tech. (Dairy Science & Technology) course under the Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University [KVASU]
  • B.Arch. Degree course affiliated to various Universities in Kerala
  • MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BSMS & BHMS under the Kerala University of Health Sciences.
  • Agriculture and Forestry Courses [BSc.(Hons.) Agri.], [BSc.(Hons.) Forestry] Under Kerala Agricultural University
  • Veterinary Course (BVSc. & AH) Under Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences University
  • Fisheries Course (BFSc.) Under Kerala University of Fisheries & Ocean Studies

 Eligibility for KEAM 2014

Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary examination or equivalent with 50% marks in Biology/Biotechnology separately, and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology put together, are eligible to apply for MEDICAL programmes.

Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary examination or equivalent with 50% marks in Mathematics separately, and 50 % marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together are eligible for admission for Engineering programmes

For detailed information on Eligibility of various programmes visit

 Syllabus for KEAM 2014

According to the selection of programmes, candidates need to write 2 papers in the KEAM 2014 Entrance. For Engineering candidates Paper 1 will be Physics and Chemistry and Paper 2 will be Mathematics.

For Medical Entrance Examination Paper 1 will be Physics and Chemistry and Paper 2 will be Biology.

The Detailed syllabus of KEAM 2014 Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology papers are available at KEAM 2014 Syllabus download

KEAM 2014 Examination Pattern`

Each paper (Paper 1 and Paper 2) will be having 90 minutes duration and will contain 120 objective type MCQ questions. Each correct answer will get 4 marks, thereby the total marks will be 480. For each incorrect answer ONE mark will be deducted from the total score.

KEAM 2014 – Free preparation materials and books.

Our forum posters are generous to upload a lot of preparation materials and books for KEAM Engineering and Medical Entrance preparation. You can get free books/ notes and materials for almost every topic of KEAM entrance examination.

KEAM study materials for Mathematics

KEAM study materials for Physics

Free downloads for KEAM Physics preparation

Free KEAM study materials for Chemistry

Books for Biology Paper will be updated soon..

 KEAM Previous 10 year year solved question papers

You can find almost all the previous year question papers of KEAM Entrance examination for the years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 in the following links. Most of the question papers are solved and all of them are available for free download.

 KEAM Engineering Entrance Last 10 year solved Question papers

KEAM Medical Entrance last 10 year question papers

KEAM Online model tests:

Education Observer is providing free online model examinations for KEAM Entrance examination for Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Our question bank contains more than 50,000 questions and each time you will be getting a randomly selected question paper. Writing these mnodel examinations will be the best way to practice for the real examination.

 KEAM online model examination – Physics

KEAM Chemistry Free online model test

KEAM free online mock exam- Biology

KEAM Model solved question papers.

Previous year question papers of other prominent entrance examinations can be taken as sample question papers of KEAM examinations. Thought the question pattern may differ sometimes, many of them are following almost the same syllabus. So practicing with these sample question papers will help you in the examination.

KEAM Model Question papers – Engineering Entrance SET 1

KEAM Model Question papers – Engineering Entrance SET 2

KEAM Model Question papers – Engineering Entrance SET 3

KEAM Model Question papers – Medical Entrance

JEE Main 2014 – The ultimate guide

Syllabus, Exam Pattern and Free model papers for JEE Main Examination.

Joint Entrance Examination (Main) – 2014- JEE Main is the admission criteria to UG Engineering Programs (BE, B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Planning )in NITs, IIITs, Other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions, Institutions funded by participating State Governments and more. Please note, togethor with the JEE Main Score, +2/ Class 12/equivalent examination marks of the student will also be considered in calculating the final score.

 JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced) – The admission test for undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs.

 Candidates who passed Class XII examination or other qualifying examination in the year 2012 or 2013 with Physics,Mathematics as compulsory subjects and Chemistry/ Bio-technology/ Computer Science/ Biology as an optional subject and secured a minimum of 50% marks in total including all subjects are eligible for apply/appear for JEE Main 2014. Candidates appearing for their Class XII examination in 2014 are also eligible to apply provisionally.

Syllabus for JEE Main 2014

 For B.E/ B.Tech programmes JEE Main paper consists 3 papers viz: Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The important areas are given below

Physics: Physics And Measurement, Kinematics, Laws Of Motion, Work, Energy And Power,Rolational Motion, Gravitation, Properties Of Solids And Liquids, Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory Of Gases, Oscillations And Waves, Electrostatics, Currrent Electricity, Magnetic Effects Of Current And Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction And Alternating Currents, Electromagnetic Waves, Optics,Dual Nature of Matter and radiation, Atoms and Nuclei, Electronic Devices, Communication Systems, Experimental Skills.

Chemistry: Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry, States of Matter, Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding And Molec Strucure, Chemical Thermodynamics, Solutions, Equilibrium, Redox Reactions And Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Surface Chemistry, Classificaton Of Elements And Periodicity In Properties, General Principles And Processes Of Isolation Of Metals, Hydrogen, S – Block Elements (Alkali And Alkaline Earth Metals), P – Block Elements, d – and f – Block Elements, Co-Ordination Compounds, Environmental Chemistry, Purification And Characterisation Of Organic Compounds,Some Basic Principles Of Organic Chemistry, Hydrocarbons, Organic Compounds Containing Halogens, Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen, Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen,Polymers, Biomolecules, Chemistry In Everyday Life, Principles Related To Practical Chemistry.

 Mathematics: Sets, Relations And Functions, Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations, Matrices And Determinants, Permutations And Combinations, Mathemaiical Induction, Binomial Theorem And Its Simple Applications, Sequences And Series, Limit, Continuity And Differentiability, Integral Calculus, Differential Equations, Coordinate Geometry, Three Dimensional Geometry, Vector Algebra, Statistics And Probability, Trigonometry and Mathematical Reasoning

Detailed syllabus of JEE Main 2014 for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics will be available HERE

JEE Main 2014 Examination Pattern

There are TWO papers for JEE Main Exam, Paper I is intended for aspirants of Engineering courses . Paper II is for aspirants to the Architecture/Planning courses.

JEE Main 2014 Paper I

Candidates can opt to write Paper I of JEE-Main 2014 as an Online – Computer Based Test (CBT) or Offline – Pen & Paper Based Test. The examination will have 3 sections having equal weightage viz: Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. Objective type questions with four options with single correct answer will be asked for the examination. The total number of questions to be 90, each question will be allotted 4 marks. The duration of the examination will be 3 hours.

 Negative Marking Scheme for JEE Main 2014

One fourth (1/4) of the total marks allotted to the question would be deducted for for each incorrect response. Zero marks will be deducted for no answer.

 JEE Main 2014 Paper II

The JEE Main 2014 Paper 2 will be for the admissions to the B.Arch/ B.Plan. courses. The Paper also contains objective questions with three parts :

Part I – Mathematics.
Part II – Aptitude Test
Part III – Drawing Test

JEE Main Paper II will be a Pen & Paper based exam with a duration of 3 hours.

JEE Main Preparation Materials.

 Education Observer provides you enough preparation materials to enable you to face the exam in a well prepared and confident manner. The user uploaded materials and question papers in our forum section and online-free model tests are a good way to prepare for the examination.

 JEE Main Free online Model examinations

Education observer free model examinations provides free online model examinations for JEE Main examination in Physics and Chemistry. In these model examinations you will be provided with a randomly selected question paper from a question bank contains 50,000 questions. The exam is time restricted and you will get a scorecard with complete answer review at the end of the examination. Practice with these questions as many times as possible because each time you are getting a new question paper.

Appear for these model exams from the links below.


JEE Main solved previous year question papers.

Practicing with the previous year question papers of JEE Main examination is a good way to practice and to find out the weak spots. Writing model examinations will also help you to effectively manage your time in the examination hall. We are providing previous year question papers and model questions for JEE Main examination. Download the JEE Main last year question papers for free and practice well with them.

Solved model Question papers for JEE Main

Solved model question papers for JEE Main examination are provided below, All these question papers are uploaded by our users, these will help you to get enough practice in real exam environment.

Free Books and Materials for JEE Main 2014

We are also providing a compilation of useful books, study guides and other preparation materials uploaded by our users. Most of them are available for free download. Theses ebooks are available for all subjects and some contains model questions also.


IBPS Specialist officer exam 2014 – Syllabus, Pattern and Question papers

A guide for all IBPS SO Exam aspirants

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is conducting Common Written Examination for Specialist Officers Phase III (CWE SPL-III) for selecting the candidates for the following posts in participating banks

I.T. Officer (Scale-I and Scale II)
Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)
Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
Law Officer (Scale I and Scale II)
HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
Marketing Officer (Scale I)
Chartered Accountant (Scale II)
Manager Credit (Scale II)/ Finance Executive (Scale II)

Eligibility Criteria for IBPS SO Examination

In general, the candidates should have bachelors degree in the respecive subject for applying for the posts. Candidates with work experience can apply for Scale II posts wherever available. For detailed eligibility requirements visit the IBPS SO examination advertisement at

Pattern of Question papers for IBPS SO examination

Total number of questions – 200
Total marks – 200
Time for completing the examination – 2 hours

Main subjects and distribution of marks for IBPS SO examination

For Law Officer (scale 1 and Scale 2) and Rajbhasha Adhikari (scale 1)

Reasoning – 50 Questions 50 Marks
English Language – 50 Questions 25 Marks
General Awareness or Knowledge (special focus on Banking Industry)- – 50 Questions 50 Marks
Professional Knowledge– 50 Questions 75 Marks

For IT Officer (Scale 1 & 2), Agricultural Field officer (scale 1), HR/Personnel Officer (scale 1), Marketing officer (Scale 1), Technical Officer (scale 1), Chartered Accountant (scale 2) and Finance Executive (scale 2)

Reasoning – 50 Questions 50 Marks
English Language – 50 Questions 25 Marks
Quantitative Aptitude – 50 Questions 50 Marks
Professional Knowledge – 50 Questions 75 Marks
Negative Marking Scheme for IBPS SO Examination
For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a negative mark. If a question is left blank, there will be no penalty for that question.

IBPS SO Exam Syllabus

IBPS SO Syllabus for English Language:
Reading comprehension, fill in the blanks, sentence corrections, Para jumbles, Vocabulary, Grammar Corrections, Identification of Errors,  sentence corrections,  Vocabulary, Grammar Corrections, Identification Of Errors, Synonyms/ Antonyms, Choosing the appropriate word and Spelling Check questions

Reasoning Syllabus for IBPS SO exam:
Questions are asked from both Verbal and Non Verbal reasoning. In verbal reasoning – Completing number and alphabetical series, Coding and decoding, relations and ranking, Simple arithmetical reasoning, Analogies / decision making, Classification, odd one out, time sequence test, analytical reasoning, directions/distance sense test, input /output /seating arrangements etc.
In non verbal reasoning – series completion, finding missing figures, Mirror Images etc.

QA Syllabus for IBPS Specialist officer exam:
Number system,  decimal fractions,  Ratio and proportions, Percentage, Time and distance, Time and work, Speed and Distance, Profit and loss, Average, Simple and compound interest, Data Interpretation and sufficiency includes Data Tables, Charts and Graphs, and Probability

Professional Knowledge syllabus for Specialist Officer examination

IBPS Specialist officer examination is having 50 questions from the professional knowledge of the candidate based on the post they are applied for. Expect questions in graduation level, a good reference of text books in your degree class with some current affairs on the subject will make things easy. The following areas are considered important based on the previous year examinations.

IBPS IT officer syllabus for professional knowledge:
C Prgramming Basics, MS Office, Windows OS and Programming, DBMS, Data Communication & Networking , Network Security, Web Technologies, Basic Programming concepts,  Basics of hardware (Microprocessor, timer, ALU etc. ), Software Engineering

IBPS Law officer syllabus for professional Knowledge:
Law and Acts with direct and Indirect Implication on the banking sector like Contract Acts, Partnerships, Companies, Firm, RBI Constitution, RBI Acts, Important laws and rulings related to negotiable instruments, securities, Foreign Exchange, Prevention of money laundering, Limitation Act, Bankers Book Evidence Act, DRT Act, Offences and Penalties, SARFAESI, Consumer Protection Act, Banking Ombudsman Scheme, RTI Act, Information Technology Act. The above sections need detailed   study.

Free Study Materials for IBPS Specialist officer preparation

Please follow the following links to access the study materials for IBPS SO examination in various subjects. A lot of books, collection of MCQ Questions and study notes are updated in the forum, and it will be very useful to you in your preparation.
IBPS SO Exam Quantitative Aptitude study materials
IBPS SO Exam English Language study materials
IBPS SO Exam Reasoning Ability study materials and books
IBPS SO Exam IT Officer free study materials
IBPS Law officer exam free study materials
IBPS Chartered Accountant Exam free study materials

IBPS SO exam free online model exam and mock test

We, is providing free model examinations for IBPS Specialist Officer preparation and exam practice in online mode with free practice examinations at section of our website, You can try these live IBPS SO practice examinations by visiting the following links
IBPS Specialist Officer English Language online practice examination
IBPS SO General Awareness online mock test paper

Previous year question papers of IBPS Specialist Officer examination

Previous year question papers of Specialist Officer examinations are a great way to prepare for IBPS SO examination. We are providing all the previous year question papers with answer key to help you to prepare for IBPS SO examination 2014

IBPS SO exam March 2012 previous year solved paper
IBPS SO exam March 2013 solved question paper
IBPS IT Officer March 2012 professional knowledge section solved paper
IBPS IT Officer 2013 professional knowledge section solved paper
IBPS Rajbhasha Adhikari previous year solved paper
IBPS Marketing Officer previous year solved paper
IBPS Law Officer previous year solved papers
IBPS SO Agricultural Officer previous year solved papers

IBPS Specialist officer exam- Model question papers

Most of the bank examination follow almost the same pattern and syllabus of IBPS SO examination, except in the professional knowledge part. So practicing with the previous year bank PO papers and other model questions provide an excellent way to prepare for the IBPS SO examination. The following links below will provide some model papers for the general part as well as the professional knowledge part of the Specialist officer recruitment examination.
100 model question papers for the IBPS Specialist officer examination
IBPS IT Specialist officer model question papers set 1
IBPS IT Specialist officer model question papers and Question Bank
New set of mock papers for IBPS IT Officer professional Knowledge section
Model Question papers for IBPS Marketing Officer
IBPS Law Officer Model question papers set 1
IBPS Law Specialist officer model question papers set 2
Law Officer sample papers set
IBPS Chartered Accountant model question paper set 1
IBPS Chartered Accountant model question paper set 2
IBPS Agriculture officer professional knowledge model papers

NICL AO Re-examination December 2013-Things you need to know

Syllabus, Pattern and question papers for NICL AO/SO Re exam Dec 2013

National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) decided to cancel the examination conducted in the month of September 2013 for the selection of Administrative Officer (AO) in Generalist and Specialist Cadres,due to some discrepancies found in examination in some centers.

NICL AO Re examination dates:
A fresh examination for the NICL AO and SO posts will be conducted on 15th and 22nd  of December 2013. all the candidates except the candidates who were debarred during the examination held on 08/09/2013 are requested to appear for the re examination (for both Generalist & Specialist disciplines) on the specified dates.

NICL Re- Scheduled Exam questions ?

any query related to the NICL re-examination may be sent to:

NICL AO-SO Revised Examination Admit Cards:

NICL AO SO Revised exam Admit cards are expected to be available at NICL Website on the first week of December 2013. You will be required to give your Register number and Date of Birth, then you will be presented with the admit card containing your exam date, center of examination and roll number. You can download and take a printout of the same for examination.

NICL AO Syllabus for Generalist officers:
Questions are asked from the following areas:
English Language,
General Awareness,
Numerical Ability and computer Literacy
A total of 100 MCQ asked from the above sections with 25 questions from each category in objective section and  descriptive paper for 50 marks
NICL AO Syllabus for Specialist officers:
Questions are asked from the following areas:
English Language,
General Awareness,
Numerical Ability and computer Literacy
Technical and Professional knowledge.
A total of 100 MCQ asked from the above sections with 25 questions from each category in objective section and  descriptive paper for 50 marks

Pattern of Question Paper for NICL AO Officers
Each objective question carries one mark, so the objective paper carries 100 marks. In addition to this,  a descriptive paper of English is also there for 50 marks to evaluate English Language Ability of Candidates with Essay writing, precis writing and comprehension questions

  • A negative marking scheme with ¼ marks deduction for each wrong answer is applicable
  • The duration of the examination is 180 minutes for both Objective and Descriptive paper.

NICL AO Officer examination study materials
In our career discussion forum we are providing study materials for Administrative officer examinations in various subjects. You can download these study materials at free of cost from our discussion forum

Free Online Model examinations for NICL AO Exam preparation
It is always good to practice yourself in realtime exam simulated environment for better time management practice. For this purpose we are giving you online mock examinations for practicing yourself for NICL AO examination. You can access the online model examinations from the following links

Previous year Question paper of NICL AO Examination
We are also giving out previous year question papers of Insurance Companies Administrative Officer examinations. Check the links below for NICL AO Exam previous year question papers

Model Question Papers for NICL AO Examination
NICL AO and SO Examination are having almost the same syllabus of Bank PO and Clerk examinations. So any previous year Bank PO exam paper can be considered as a model question paper of NICL AO examination. Some model question papers are given below for you to download and practice.

NICL AO exam 2013- 100 solved model papers

IBPS Clerk Exam 2013- Syllabus, Pattern and Question papers

A Comprehensive guide for every IBPS Clerk CWE Candidate

Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducting its Common Written Examination CWE for the recruitment of Clerical Cadre staff in the participating Banks. Currently the following Banks are participating in IBPS CWE Clerk Exam 2013

IBPS CWE Clerk Exam 2013 Participating Banks
• Allahabad Bank
• Canara Bank
• Indian Overseas Bank
• UCO Bank
• Andhra Bank
• Central Bank of India
• Oriental Bank of Commerce
• Union Bank of India
• Bank of Baroda
• Corporation Bank
• Punjab National Bank
• United Bank of India
• Bank of India
• Dena Bank
• Punjab & Sind Bank
• Vijaya Bank
• Bank of Maharashtra
• Indian Bank
• Syndicate Bank

Eligibility for the IBPS Clerk Recruitment Examination 2013:
Candidate must be a graduate in any discipline with essential knowledge in computers. Operating and working knowledge in computer systems is mandatory. You have to be profiicent in the local language of the area you are applying for. The candidates applying for the examination should be between age group 20 years to 28 years.

IBPS CWE Clerk Exam 2013 Selection Procedure:

The exam takers are supposed to write an online written examination with a duration of  hours. (Detailed Syllabus and Pattern are given below). The online written examination of IBPS Clerical CWE 2013 is tentatively scheduled on
30 November 2013
1 December 2013
7 December 2013
8 December 2013
14 December 2013 and
5 December 2013

IBPS Interview
The successful Candidates who qualified the CWE Clerks examination will be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Banks

IBPS Clerical Cadre Allotment
As per the marks secured in the examination and the interview, candidates will be appointed according to the state/UT wise vacancies with due consideration to the reservation rules of the Central/ State Government.

IBPS Clerical CWE 2013 Question Pattern

IBPS Clerical CWE 2013 is a 2 hour (120 minutes) examination and will have 200 objective type Questions for you to solve. The examination will have the following 5 sections with 40 marks each for each section.

The main sections of the exam with maximum marks available for each section

  • Reasoning – 40 marks
  • English Language – 40 marks
  • Numerical Ability – 40 marks
  • General Awareness and  – 40 marks
  • Computer Knowledge.  – 40 marks

IBPS Clerical Grade Exam 2013 Syllabus

1. General Awareness : Questions are asked from geography, history, science, economics, sports, constitution, politics, history, banking, culture etc. Give due Consideration to Current Affairs especially the happenings in Banking arena

2. English Language – Reading comprehension, Fill in the blanks, Finding grammatical errors , Sentence completion, Para jumbles , Synonymous and Antonyms, word formation. In Comprehension questions are asked for deriving conclusion, theme detection, passage completion and the topic Rearrangement of passage

3. Numerical Ability & Quantitative Aptitude – Arithmetic & Data Interpretation, which includes bar graphs, pie-charts, line graphs & tabulation. Roots, Average, Ratio, Time & Work, Time and Distance, Percentage, Profit & loss etc. include the Arithmetic quotient. clocks, volume & surface area, height & distances, logarithms, permutation & combination, simple & compound interest and probability

4.  Reasoning can be verbal and non verbal. Verbal includes classification, analogy, decision making, word formation, series, decoding & coding, blood relation, symbol & notation, statement & conclusion, sitting arrangement and problem solving. Non Verbal includes series completion, finding any missing figure and classification.

5. Computer Knowledge, Computer Awareness – Basic questions in MS Office suite, Windows, internet, operating systems, computer networks, internet, E-commerce, the basic computer architecture, terminology, EFT systems, acronyms. Take a look at current affairs on Computer area.

The Strategies to Crack the IBPS Clerk recruitment examination 2013

In one of our  forum post Muneeshwar sir given a good article on “how to crack the IBPS Clerical Examination?” He says “As any competitive examination, IBPS Clerical selection test also requires constant, continuous and dedicated preparation. You may not get into the creamy selected layer for the first and second time, but constant efforts will definitely get you there. Don’t give up with one or two attempts.”  Read the full forum post here How to pass IBPS Clerical Exam ?

IBPS Clerk Exam 2013 Study Materials

We are providing Free study materials for IBPS Clerk Examination 2013 for Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and Comprehension, Reasoning Ability section and for computer awareness. Please follow the links below for the materials

Online Model Examinations for IBPS Clerk Practice

We are also providing some online model examinations for General Awareness and English Language sections of IBPS Clerk Examination. These model exams are good for preparation, because it resembles the IBPS online Clerk examination to an extent. It is having about 25000 questions and your question paper is randomly made out of this question bank. You can also check and review your answers with the correct ones. Check the following links for respective online model exams

English Language online model exam for IBPS Clerks
General Awareness Free model examinations for IBPS Clerk CWE

Model Question papers for IBPS CWE for Clerk recruitment exam 2013

A good amount of Model Question papers are also available from our forums, different members collected and posted the model question papers for IBPS Clerk examination. Check the links below

Previous year question papers of IBPS Clerk Examination

Solving and Practicing with the previous year question papers of IBPS Clerical Grade examination is a great way to prepare for the examination. These question papers will make you familiar with the IBPS Question pattern, Difficulty, time restrictions etc., so that you can plan accordingly for the real IBPS CWE exam 2013.

NEST Exam 2010 National Entrance Screening Test

Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India invites applications for National Entrance Screening Test 2010 (NEST 2010) for Admission to 5-year M.Sc. (Integrated) Programmes at
UM-DAE CBS, Mumbai,
NISER, Bhubaneswar and
Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan

Institutes and Programmes in detail

UM-DAE Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (CBS), Mumbai
The Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, has set up an autonomous Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (CBS) in Mumbai. CBS offers high quality teaching embedded in a vibrant post-graduate and research environment with some of the best teachers and scientists, from major institutions in the city (TIFR, BARC, IIT, HBCSE) and the University of Mumbai and its colleges, on its faculty. The Centre is
located in the Vidyanagari campus of the University of Mumbai. CBS offers a 5-year integrated M.Sc. Programme in biological, chemical, mathematical and physical sciences. The degrees at CBS are awarded by the 150-year old University of Mumbai.

Tentatively, there are 30 seats this year with reservations as per Government norms, including reservation for persons with disability (PD). Further details are on the CBS website (

National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar

NISER, established by the Department of Atomic Energy, strives to become a citadel for basic sciences and allied subjects, in terms of teaching and research. Its vision includes imparting high-quality science education in a vibrant academic ambiance to the bright, motivated students, by a faculty of distinguished scientists and teachers. The curriculum is amply supported by a strong visitor’s programme by accomplished scientists from India and abroad. NISER offers a 5-year integrated M.Sc. Programme in biological, chemical, mathematical and physical sciences. At present, NISER functions from the beautiful campus of the Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, a renowned institute. Degrees at NISER will be awarded by the Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), a deemed-to-be University of the Department of Atomic Energy.

There are 60 seats this year, including reserved seats for SC/ST/OBC candidates and persons with disability (PD) as per Government norms. Further details are available
on the NISER website (

Integrated Science Education and Research Centre, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan
Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, a Central University, has introduced a 5-year Integrated M. Sc. in the Physical Sciences (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) under Siksha-Bhavana (Institute of Science). The academic activities of the integrated science programme have started at the existing Siksha-Bhavana complex with the assistance of faculty members in the departments of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biotechnology and Computer & System Sciences, which have excellent research facilities. For this programme, the university uses a credit and grade-point system based completely on continuous assessment of the candidate. There are 21 seats this year, including reserved seats for SC/ST/OBC candidates and persons with disability (PD) as per Government norms. Further details are available on the Visva-Bharati website (

All the institutes have residential campuses with suitable accommodation and boarding facilities. The academic programmes of all the institutes have a balanced semester-based course structure with continuous assessment within a flexible, seamless curriculum designed to emphasize the interdisciplinary nature of science in the 21st century. The curriculum vigorously seeks to inculcate exploration, innovation and research so as to develop talented and motivated scientists for the country.

Meritorious candidates enrolled at CBS and NISER, whose performance at the end of the programme is above a certain threshold, may be permitted to appear directly before the selection committee of BARC for admission to BARC’s training school (leading to a regular job in the Department of Atomic Energy’s research centres). All candidates enrolled at CBS and NISER will receive INSPIRE, or equivalent, Fellowships, amounting to Rs. 5,000/- per month and other suitable benefits. Candidates enrolled at Visva-Bharati will be eligible to apply for INSPIRE Fellowships.

Eligibility for Admission: 

1. Qualification:
General category and OBC candidates must have secured an aggregate of 60% marks (or equivalent grade) in class XII (or equivalent) from any recognized board in India. For SC/ST/PD candidates the corresponding requirement is 55% aggregate marks. Candidates must have passed the class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2008 or 2009 or must be appearing in 2010. Where only a letter grade is available, a certificate from the board specifying equivalent percentage marks will be required. In the absence of such a certificate, the decision of the admission committee of the concerned institution will be final.

2. Age limit:
General category and OBC candidates born on or after October 1, 1985 are eligible to apply. The age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC/ST/PD candidates.

Admission Procedure: 

The National Entrance Screening Test (NEST-2010) will be conducted at 34 towns and cities all over India on Sunday, June 6, 2010. Selection of the candidates will be based on the results of the NEST-2010 examination, which will be available on June 30, 2010 at the NEST website given below.

NEST-2010 Examination: 

The NEST-2010 examination will consist of five sections. Section 1 is general and compulsory for all candidates. Sections 2 to 5 will contain questions from biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics respectively. Candidates are required to attempt any two of these four sections. The NEST-2010 examination will have objective-type questions, designed to test the candidate’s subject comprehension and analytic ability. (Please refer to the website / brochure for details of the scope of the NEST-2010 examination.) The duration of the examination will be three hours.

How To Apply: 

Candidates may follow any of the following two channels to apply.
1. They may follow the instructions on the NEST website given below and fill up the application form on-line, take a print-out and send the same along with the application fee (in the form of a demand draft / postal order) to the address below.
2. They may send a letter to the Chief Coordinator, at the address below, requesting an application form and brochures which will be posted to them. On the receipt of the application form and brochures, the candidate may fill up the form and send the completed application form, along with the application fee (in the form of a demand draft / postal order), to the Chief Coordinator at the address mentioned below.

Application Fee: 

The application fee for male general category and male OBC candidates is Rs. 500/-. The fee for male SC/ST/PD candidates and all female candidates is Rs. 250/-. The fee is to be paid in the form of a demand draft / postal order in favour of ‘NEST-2010′, payable at Mumbai.


Last date for requesting application forms is February 16, 2010.
Last date for receipt of completed applications along with the requisite fee is March 16, 2010.
The on-line application process will also end on March 16, 2010.

Applications incomplete in any respect or not accompanied by the requisite fee will not be accepted.

Address for Correspondence: 

The Chief Coordinator, NEST-2010,
UM-DAE CBS, Health Centre Building,
University of Mumbai – Vidyanagari Campus,
Santa Cruz (E), Mumbai, 400098.

Sri Sathya Sai University Admissions 2010

Sri Sathya Sai University invites applications for Admission for the Academic Year commencing from June 2010 for the following Courses:

Prasanthinilayam Campus (for Men} 
B.A., B.A.(Hons) & B.Sc.(Hons) in Economics (leading to PG Courses in the respective subjects); M.B.A., M.B.A.(Finance), M.Tech.(Computer Science), and M.Tech.(Applied Optics).

Brindavan Campus (or Men): 
B.Sc.(Hons) in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biosciences (leading to PG Courses in the respective subjects) and B.Com.(Hons).

Anantapur Campus (for Women): 
B.A., B.Com.(Hons), B.Sc.(Home Science), B.Sc.(Hons) in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biosciences; B.Ed., M.A.(English), M.A.(Telugu), M.Sc.(Home Science) with specialization in (a) Food Science & Nutrition and (b) Food Technology.

Eligibility for Admission:
Undergraduate Courses: 
10+2 pattern of study/Intermediate. Minimum marks required in the X Std. examination is 60% in aggregate and 55% in General English. Candidates should have taken their final year +2 / Intermediate qualifying examination before the date of Admission Test.

Postgraduate Courses: 
10+2+3 pattern of study. A First class (minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in all the three years of study) in respective degrees with 50% in General English. For M.Sc.(Home Science) candidates of B.Sc.(Biosciences) or B.Sc.(MPC) are also eligible to apply.

M.B.A-/ M.B.A-(Finance) and B.Ed.: 
10+2+3 pattern of study. A First class (minimum of 60% marks in all examinations of the course) in any first degree or Postgraduate degree with 50% marks in General English in the first basic degree. Candidates of Technical Courses like B.E., B.Tech., B.Pharma., B.Sc.(Agri). etc. are exempted from the minimum requirement of 50% marks in General English.

M.Tech.(Computer Science): 
A First class (60% and above) both in the first degree and M.Sc.(Mathematics)/ M.Sc.(Physics)/M.Sc.(Computer Science)/M.C.A./B.E.(Computer Science)/B.Tech. (Computer Science) levels of examination with Computer Science background, and the candidates should have formally undergone the following courses: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Networks, Computer Organisation & Architecture and Database Systems.

M.Tech (Applied Optics): 
A First class (60% and above) both in the first degree and M.Sc.(Physics)/B.E./B.Tech. levels of examination with a background in Optics and Electromagnetic Theory.

Eligible candidates will be short-listed by the University based on the marks of qualifying examinations. Only such candidates will be called for Admission Test.

In the case of candidates who have not received the marks statements of the final year of the first degree examination, their marks in the previous years/semesters should not be less than 60% in aggregate and 50% in General English. They should have taken their final year/semester qualifying examination before the date of the admission test.

Admissions are made as per the guidelines issued by the Govt. of India and UGC with regard to Reservation of seats. Candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes are entitled to a relaxation of 5% marks.

Admission to all the above courses will be on the basis of Admission Test and Interview which will be held in May 2010, at Prasanthi Nilayam, Andhra Pradesh.

Application form along with Information Handbook will be available from 1st December 2009 to 28th February 2010. 

How to Apply? 
Interested candidates may apply to the Registrar, Sri Sathya Sai University, Vidyagiri, Prasanthi Nilayam – 515 134, Anantapur District, A.P. along with I.P.O. or Bank Draft for Rs.70/- for Undergraduate Courses and Rs.100/- for Postgraduate Courses/M.B.A. /M.B.A.(Finance)/M.Tech.(Computer Science)/M.Tech.(Applied Optics)/B.Ed. Courses. The Bank draft should be drawn in favour of Sri Sathya Sai University, payable at Prasanthi Nilayam/Puttaparthi. Since the application forms are different for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, candidates must indicate in the requisition letter the details of course/subject of study for which they seek admission. Also, the name, postal address, phone number, and Email ID of the candidate should be mentioned clearly in the requisition letter.

Alternatively, candidates may visit the website for downloading the application form and Information Handbook and fulfill the necessary requirements.

Vidyagiri, Prasanthinilayam-515 134,
Anantapur Dist.,
Andhra Pradesh, India

Ph: +91 8555 287239
Fax: 286919

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