UPSC CDS Exam- Question papers, Study materials and tips

Serving in Indian Defense Services is not just a profession, but  the representation of one’s bravery and patriotism. Combined Defense  Services examination is the main entry point to the Indian Army, Navy and Airforce officer positions. UPSC conducts the examination twice in an year. Minimum entry requirement is Bachelors Degree in concerned subjects. SSB will conduct the interview for the shortlisted candidates of CDS examination.

Admissions to courses Indian Military Academy Dehradun, Indian Naval Academy Ezhimala, Airforce Academy Hyderabad and Officers Academy Chennai will be based on CDS Examination. One can select Regular or Short Service courses. The first three academies offer permanent commission and Chennai Officers Training Academy offers short service commission.

Indian defense Services offers good salary and plenty of chances for promotion, good benefits for self and family, Status in Society and a good stipend in the training period.

Scheme and pattern of CDS Examination

The Priliminary stage contains written examination with three papers in  English, GK and Elementary Mathematics. Each paper will be having 2 hours of time and 100 marks. There will be no Maths paper for those who are applying for Officers Training Academy. Questions will be in Objective mode. The Mathematics paper will be in the standard of SSLC/ 10th. Bachelors degree standard is expected for the other papers. Negative marking is applicable for wrong answers, 1/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Syllabus of CDS Exam

Syllabus for CDS examination is very vast and you need to start preparing at the earliest. Particular attention should be given to increase the General Knowledge and especially the current affairs section. GK questions are expected from Basic Science, Environment, Indian History, Geography, Politics, Economics, and Current affairs. Reading minimum 3 newspapers (including The Hindu), watching the daily TV news checking the current affairs sections of preparation sites will be beneficial to the candidates for answering the GK and English language section of the paper

UPSC CDS Previous year question papers

Time management is an important factor in mastering the CDS examination, you need to acquire the desired speed and accuracy for this. In an average, you will get 1 minute to attempt one question, the best way is to read the full question paper first and mark the easy questions. Solve them first and attend the difficult ones later. This will help you to devote more time to the difficult questions. Collect and solve the previous year question papers is the best way to achieve the desired speed and accuracy. This will also help you to accustom with the examination scheme and standard of questions. Click the following links to download the CDS previous year question papers with answer key/ solutions

CDS 2014(1) Question paper and Key

CDS 2014(2) Question paper and Key

CDS 2013(1) Question paper and Key

CDS 2013(2) Question paper and Key

CDS 2012(1) Question paper and Key

CDS 2012(2) Question paper and Key

CDS 2011(1) and CDS 2011(2) Question paper and Key

CDS 2010(1)and CDS 2010(2) Question paper and Key

CDS Examination Model question papers

Besides the previous year question papers we are also giving you some model question papers for CDS examination click on the links below to download the CDS exam model question papers.

CDS GK model question papers with answers

CDS English Language model question papers Set 1 , Set 2, Set 3

CDS Elementary Maths model question papers – Set 1, Set 2, Set3

CDS Study Materials

Use the following links to get the CDS Exam study materials in Maths, GK and English papers.

CDS Maths Question Bank and Study materials, CBSE Class X Maths Textbook

English study materials for CDS exam

GK study materials for UPSC CDS exam

CDS Model examinations

Educationobserver model examinations provides live online model examinations for CDS exam aspirants. click the following links to get into the online exam system

CDS Elementary Maths live model exam

CDS GK Live online model exam

CDS English live model exam

Tips for  CDS examination Preparation.

  1. Get a better understanding about the syllabus and expected marks from each portions.

  2. Make a timetable and complete a portion of syllabus each day

  3. Take notes of important points and shortcuts.

  4. Attend one previous/ model question paper each day without fail. Write the model examination in a time restricted manner ie, complete the exam within the stipulated time.

  5. Verify and compare the model examination paper yourself, understand the errors and mistakes. Monitor your improvements each day

  6. Devote more time to English and Maths. 10th class textbooks of English and Maths will be a good starting point,

Best of Luck !!!

RRB Junior Engineer exam – Syllabus, Pattern and Question papers

RRB JE/ SE examination- A definitive Success Guide

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) invited applications for 6100 Junior and Senior section Engineer, Depot Material Superintendent, Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant posts under various Railway sections. For more details about the nature of Posts and Pay details visit the RRB JE/ SE Recruitment Notification 2014.

 Educational Qualification

Generally speaking, for Senior Section Engineer and Chief Depot Material Superintend jobs the candidate should be a Four years Bachelor’s Degree in Concerned Engineering Discipline like Civil / Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / Instrumentation & Control / IT / Communication etc.

Three years Diploma in concerned Engineering Discipline (Civil / Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics etc.) is the basic qualification for Junior Engineering Disciplines For more details about the posts and respective eligible disciplines visit the RRB Jr. and Sr. Engieer Recruitment Notification 2014.

 Selection Procedure of RRB Sr. and Jr. Engineer posts

Candidates will be short-listed according to their performance in the written examination conducted for this purpose by RRB’s followed by medical verification and interview and certificate verification. For more details about the expected cut-off of RRB Engineer examination 2014, read on..

Syllabus of RRB JE and SE examination

There are 5 main topics of the examination.

  1. General Awareness
  2. Arithmetic
  3. General intelligence and Reasoning
  4. General Science
  5. Technical Ability

For the Junior Engineer Examination expect the questions for General Awareness, Arithmetic and General intelligence and Reasoning in the standard of a Bank Clerk examination. For Senior Engineer exam, the expected standard of these papers are that of a Bank PO exam. For a detailed understanding download the RRB Engineer examination syllabus from here

 Examination Pattern

The exam will have 150 objective type questions, and the total time allowed is 2 hrs. For negative marking 1/3 rd mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. The expected break off of questions from each topic will be like

General Awareness -  25 Marks
Arithmetic- 25 Marks
General intelligence- 05 Marks
Reasoning- 05 Marks
Technical Ability- 90 Marks

The expected cut off of the examination for 2014 session will be
92 + for General/ OBC
85+ for SC
80+ for ST candidates.

RRB JE SE exam Model question papers

For General Awareness, Arithmetic and General intelligence papers practice with Bank Clerk/ Bank PO question papers.

Technical Ability Model papers for RRB JE Examination

Books and Study Materials

Follow the links below for the books and study materials for preparing for RRB Junior and Senior Engineering Examination. Books, study materials and notes are available for Arithmetic, Reasoning, and Technical Ability sections of the examination.

 RRB Junior Engineer Free Mock tests

The following online mock tests will be useful for your preparation for RRB Junior Engineer examination

RRB JE/SE  Examination Electronics online model exam

RRB JE Mechanical live model exam

RRB JE Electrical Engineer free live mock test

RRB JE Civil Engineer free live mock test

General Awareness free online mock test paper

General Science – Physics, Chemistry and Biology

Arithmetic Ability mock test paper


SBI Associate Bank PO Exam Question Papers and study guide

Exam Pattern

Model question papers
Syllabus Study Materials
Previous question papers Online mock tests

State Bank of India invited applications from eligible candidates for appointment as Probationary Officers (POs) in Associate Banks of State Bank of India. A total of 2986 vacancies are available in a pan India basis. Any graduate not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.09.2014 can apply for this post. For more details about the SBI Associate PO post visit SBI official advertisement for this post.

Pay Scale of SBI Associate Bank PO Post:

Selected candidates will be posted in a scale of 14500-600/7-18700-700/ 2-20100-800/7-25700 with a starting basic pay of 14500 Rs. Total compensation varies depending upon the place of posting and the perquisites offered by individual Banks and on an average is about Rs.65,000/- per month at Mumbai.

 Selection and Shortlisting

The selection process of SBI Associate Bank PO exam consists 2 phases. Phase I will consist of an online objective test carrying 200 marks and an offline descriptive test for 50 marks. The Phase I qualified candidates will be called for Phase II. It consists of a group discussion of (20 marks) and an interview of (30 marks).

 Examination Pattern:

 Objective Test: 4 sections are there in this online examination

  • Test of English Language
  • Test of General Awareness, Marketing & Computers
  • Test of Data Analysis & Interpretation
  • Test of Reasoning (High Level)

Each section will have 50 questions carrying 1 marks each. Duration of the test will be 2 hours.

Descriptive Test: This test will follow the objective examination. It is an offline examination where the candidates have to answer in paper/pen mode. The duration will be 1 hour and it will carry 50 marks in total.

SBI Associate PO exam syllabus

As in the SBI PO examination, Associate Bank PO examination dont have a detailed syllabus prescribed by SBI. They just detailed the 4 sections/ topics as said above of the objective examination. The descriptive examination will consist Test of English Language like comprehension, short précis, letter writing & essay

From previous experiences and analysing the previous year question papers we derived a syllabus of the examination. Please visit the following link to download the syllabus of SBI Associate Bank PO exam

SBI PO/ Associate PO Previous year question papers

Old question papers of SBI PO and SBI Associate PO question papers are a good way to prepare for the examination. It will help you to learn the time management. We are giving you enough previous year question papers for this purpose

SBI PO June 2014 solved papers of exams held on 21.06.2014 and 28.06.2014

SBI PO 2013 Question papers with key

SBI Associate Bank PO 2011 paper

SBI PO and SBI Associate PO solved papers of 2010 session

SBI Rural Business Associate PO Exam 18-04-2010 solved question paper

SBI PO exam 2008 and SBI Associate Bank PO exam 2008 papers

SBI PO exam May 2003 question paper

SBI Associate Bank PO exam July, August 2000 session

SBI Associate PO exam February 1999 Question paper solved

Model question papers

Given are there some links to model question papers with which you can practice well for SBI Associate Bank PO examination

50 Model papers for SBI Associate Bank PO exam

Mock test papers for SBI Associate PO

Model papers for Test of English Language Set 1 , Set 2, Set 3

 Model papers for Test of Data Analysis & Interpretation Set 1, Set 2

Sample papers for Test of Reasoning Set 1, Set 2, Set 3

Books, Notes and Study Materials

Our forum is having free notes and study materials for Reasoning, Data Interpretation and QA, and English language parts for SBI Associate PO examination. You can download these materials for free and we are sure, it will be very helpful in your preparation.

Links for Notes and study materials

Free online mock test papers

Use the following links to the free online mock test papers for SBI Associate Bank PO examination. These live online examinations will make you familiar with the real examination environment. These time restricted exams have a complete answer review at the end of the examination, so that you can check and compare your answers. See the links to attempt for the exam. Appear as many times as possible as we are having around 50,000 questions in the question bank

RBI Grade B Officer examination Preparation Guide

RBI Grade B officer recruitment
Syllabus, Pattern, Previous year question papers, Model question papers and Free online mock tests for RBI Grade B Officer recruitment examination

Reserve Bank of India Services Board announced for the recruitment examination to select Grade B officers in the Reserve Bank of India. The recruitment examination of RBI Grade B Officers are conducted in three stages

Phase One Examination: Online examination in MCQ mode

Phase Two Examination: Offline Descriptive exam, conducted only for candidates shortlisted after Phase I examination

Personal Interview: Conducted for candidates who clear Phase II part of RBI Grade B examination.

For more details about the examination visit the RBI notification

 Syllabus and Pattern of RBI Grade B Officer recruitment examination.

The Phase I examination is having the following sections

1. General Awareness: 80 Questions

2. English Language: 30 Questions

3. Quantitative Aptitude: 30 Questions

4. Verbal Reasoning : 60 Questions.

In total 200 questions and each question carries 1 mark. 2 hours and 10 minutes are available to complete the examination.

 Negative Marking

For every wrong answer 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.

 The Phase II descriptive examination having the following papers

Paper I – English (Essay, [Precis writing, Comprehension [Business / Office Correspondence]

Paper II – Economic and Social Issues

Paper III – Finance & Management

Each paper is a 3 hour examination consists descriptive questions and carries 100 marks.

For detailed syllabus of Grade B examination for Phase I and Phase II please visit the following post RBI Grade B syllabus

 RBI Grade B exam previous year question papers

The previous year question papers of RBI grade B examination are a great guide to know what you can expect in the real examination. We can get you last 10 year question papers of both Phase I and Phase II examinations.

 RBI Grade B Officer exam previous year question papers

RBI Grade B 2012 Mains solved question paper

RBI Grade B exam Phase 2 Mains previous year descriptive papers

 RBI Grade B exam model question papers

We are also getting you some model question papers for the RBI grade B Phase I objective examination. Almost all the Bank PO question papers are also useful because both the examinations share almost similar topics and subjects. Practicing with these question will get you the much needed command over time.

RBI Grade B officer model question papers

RBI Grade B model paper

100 solved question papers for Banking exams

Verbal Reasoning model question papers for RBI Grade B

Verbal Reasoning Sample question papers for RBI Grade B

Quantitative Aptitude model papers for RBI Grade B

English Language Model papers for RBI grade B

Another set of sample English Question papers for RBI Grade B examination

Books and study materials for RBI Grade B examination

Please check the links for getting books for preparing for the examination. Books and study materials are available for free download in English Language, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness sections.

RBI Grade B Officer exam- English Language books and materials

RBI Grade B Officer exam- Reasoning books and materials

RBI Grade B Officer exam- Quantitative Aptitude Language books and materials

RBI Grade B Officer exam- General Awareness books and materials

A Guide on RBI functioning for Grade B officer preparation

Free online mock test papers for RBI Grade B exam

You can write our free online model exams/ mock test papers to prepare for RBI Grade B examination. This time restricted online tests with complete answer review will help you to get familiarized with the examination

RBI Grade B free online mock test papers for

English Language

Quantitative Aptitude

General Awareness


SBI Clerk exam- Syllabus, Pattern and Question Papers

SBI Clerk recruitment
State Bank of India invites applications from Graduates for appointment as Assistants in clerical cadre in Associate Banks of State Bank of India. The Recruitment Examination for SBI Associate Bank Clerks will be conducted ONLINE on  23/24 January 2014. Candidates can apply only for the vacancies of any one of the states.

For more details about SBI Clerk exam eligibility, application procedure and other details visit the SBI Associate Bank Clerical Assistants recruitment notification 2015

Syllabus and Patten of Examination of SBI Clerk Recruitment

There are 5 sections for SBI Clerk examination

 1.Quantitative Aptitude

 2.Reasoning Ability

 3.General Awareness

 4.General English

 5.Marketing Aptitude / Computer Knowledge.

Detailed syllabus including the probable topic details in each section is available at SBI Clerk exam syllabus download

Important points to remember in preparation:

In QA section Simplifications is the most important topic like BODMAS calculations, Percentages, Square, Cube, Square roots, Cube roots, Averages etc. Expect upto 20 questions from this area. Every syllabus details Permutations and Combinations and Probability. Expect only very basic questions from this area.

Banking awareness is not an important section for SBI clerk examination as in IBPS examinations. Expect only 5 questions from this area, that will be related to the recent changes in ratios and the like (like current affairs in banking) so do not waste time on Banking history and all.. Non verbal reasoning will be also in basic level. In current affairs have an eye on last elections, ministers and ministries, latest budget and the like.

Exam pattern

Each section have 40 questions carrying 1 marks each, and that makes a total of 200 marks. The total time allotted for the examination is 2 hour and 15 minutes. There is a negative mark of 0.25(1/4) for each wrong answer.

 SBI Clerk exam previous year question papers.

In our forum we are having enough number of previous year question papers of SBI clerical grade examination. These last year question papers will help you to prepare and practice for SBI clerical grade examination.

SBI Clerk examination – Last 10 year solved question papers – This post contains previous year question papers of SBI Clerk examinations held in 2012 May, 2012 June, 2011 January, 2009 November, 2009 March and 2008 January.

SBI Clerk exam model question papers

We are also having plenty of model question papers for SBI clerk examination. Other bank/ IBPS clerical examination question papers are also worth trying for getting enough practice.

 Free study materials for SBI clerk examination

Preparing for bank examinations is not at all a problem when you rely on our study material selection. Wea re providing free study materials and books for preparing for SBI clerk examinations. Books and materials are available for General English, Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, Marketing Aptitude, Computer Knowledge sections of SBI Clerk examination.

 SBI Online Clerk examination – Free mock tests

Our free online examination section at provides you free online mock test papers for SBI clerk exam preparation. These are free online mock tests having 20,000 questions in the question bank. You need to appear for a time restricted exam consisting 10 questions each time, and will be provided with complete answer review at the end of the examination. Follow the links below to appear for the online mock examination.

Computer Awareness online model exam for SBI Clerk exam

SBI Clerk English Language- Free online practice test paper

SBI Clerk General Awareness- Free online practice test paper

SBI Clerk Quantitative Aptitude – Free online practice paper


 Wishing happy preparation for all SBI Clerk exam aspirants !!!

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), Precis writing and Reading comprehension.

This paper will have 50 marks and the duration will be 1 hour.
Descriptive Test detailed pattern can be found here

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

SBI PO Computer Awareness online model exam

New : SBI PO Exam held on June 14/15 2014 – Question paper from Memory

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 Entrance- Syllabus, Pattern and Question Papers

The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, Government of Kerala (CEE-Kerala) conducts Kerala Engineering and Medical Entrance Examination(KEAM ) 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

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

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  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  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 2014 solved paper

KEAM Medical solved paper 2014 – Coming soon

 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 – The ultimate study 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

 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 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 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

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 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.


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