In an online chat hosted by Get Ahead on August 23, Aziz Manva, head, Testfunda.com addressed reader queries on how to crack 'subjective selection' for IBPS BankPO exam. The exam is scheduled on September 18, 2011.
Here's the unedited transcript:
m asked,anyone here?
Aziz Manva answers, at 2011-08-23 15:56:43yes..ask your doubt
m asked,hi aziz... can you
Expect questions on banking terms, schemes, products, etc
a asked,I am appearing for PNB exam on this weekend. Can you
Identify the question types that you are good/bad at
sudhey asked,As per your view which section of the paper I should start ? usually GK and computers wont take much time...pls suggest
Aziz Manva answers,You can try GK and computers later. Among the other three sections, start with the section that you feel most comfortable with
Look at input-output and code mapping questions
supriya asked,sir, i work for city union bank. i missed the registration date by a week...can you please tell me when will the next registration happen?
Aziz Manva answers,There is a similar IBPS exam expected around March/April. So, there may be a registration in or around February
dd asked,thnx our material or nsb can b found on net
Aziz Manva answers,Our material can be accessed from our website www.testfunda.com.
ashlesh asked,what kind of essays do generally asked
Aziz Manva answers,Something to do with basic banking products, terms, schemes
yu asked,is there any short cut that you are aware for solving the blood relationship type reasoning problem. Or only way is to analyse all the option?
Aziz Manva answers,Depends from question to question... For family tree question, you have to draw the family tree. For coded relationship questions, identify the gender of the required person. Wherever the option implies an opposite gender, eliminate that option
amohj asked, what will be asked in subjective questions...how much time is given for that
Aziz Manva answers,30 minutes will be given ...areas will be something from letter writing, essay writing, precis writing and passage
vineet asked,Sir, good afternoon I would like to know, how many questions one should attempt to get cleared. I have heard that if one can get 20 to 24 questions right then the probability of getting selected is much higher. Is that right? Plzz give your opinion.
Aziz Manva answers,You are right...However, to be on the safe side, I would suggest attempt 40 questions per section with atleast 32/34 correct
rajesh asked,when will next date will come
Aziz Manva answers,The next exam should be around March/April and the registration should be in Feb
amohj asked,what will be asked in subjective questions...how much time is given for that
Aziz Manva answers,Letter writing, essay writing, precis writing, passage etc. It will cover a lot of banking based topics. You will get half an hour
sixteen asked,hi... sir... how to prepare for rreasoning section and what kind of material to use..?
Aziz Manva answers,Practise family relationships, directions, linear, complex and circular arrangements, miscellaneous puzzles, visual reasoning, series and code questions. Also look at input-output and code mapping questions
amohj asked,I read newspapers everyday....and read a lot of GK books also..still i find GK section very tough....any suggestions
Aziz Manva answers,on the net search for glossary of "banking terms", "financial terms" and "marketing terms". Refer to latest schemes launched by banks...then try and attempt GK
amohj asked,what things are included for GK in ur course matl
Aziz Manva answers,Major banks, major government schemes - both banking based and social, groups and organisations, capitals and currencies, current affairs, marketing for banks, marketing terms (in general), business terms, etc. Also, we have a separate chapter on computer awareness
anshu asked,sir how to prepare for the g.k section?
Aziz Manva answers,Focus on three major areas - Current Affairs, Marketing for Banks + Banking Schemes, General Marketing
Aziz Manva says,These are all the questions that I will be able to take today! See you again next time! Hope that you do well in the IBPS exam! All the best!