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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
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arunoday asked,ok...thank you. any idea what is the time limit for each section?
Aziz Manva answers,There is no specific sectional time limit. There are 250 questions and 150 minutes. Try and allocate 30 minutes per section (plus or minus 5 minutes per section)
sachin asked,how is the exam pattern ?
Aziz Manva answers,The tests has 5 sections - English, Maths, Reasoning, GK and Computer Awareness. Each section has 50 questions. The test is of 150 minutes with 1/4th negative marking. After that you have a subjective test
Vijay asked,Sir, is preparatory course material available for correspondence / postal.
Aziz Manva answers,Yes, we have preparatory course material available on a correspondence basis i.e. we send across the material and test papers to you
777 asked,Pls tell to crack Exam of P.O or Splst Officer how many months intense prepration recquires per day also??
Aziz Manva answers,You should try ad target 1-2 hours daily for 3-4 months
firstname.lastname@example.org asked,is there any specific website where we can refer to the reasoning
Aziz Manva answers,You will get the reasoning material with practice tests on our website www.testfunda.com
turab asked,iam appear foe IBPS exam so which book i refer
Aziz Manva answers,There are a lot of books available in the market. We have complete material for preparation. Or you can look at R.S.Agarwal
777 asked,What about the Profile of Marketing Officer in Banks is it par with P.O??
Aziz Manva answers,Not very sure about this. You will need to check with someone who is working at a P.O. level in the bank
prakash asked,what is the number of minimum questions which has to be attamped in reasoning?
Aziz Manva answers,There is no minimum number. But i would suggest 40-42 questions with atleast 36-37 right
sachin asked,marks of subjective test will be included in final score or not ?
Aziz Manva answers,Yes..it should be included in the final evaluation
senthil asked,for each section is there any cut off marks ?yes then how much marks required in each section
Aziz Manva answers,Yes...there will be sut-off marks. The calculation of this is difficult to explain here. It is given in detail in the IBPS notification
dharmish asked,hello.. RBI Young Scholar Scheme's syllabus is enough for this exam?
Aziz Manva answers,Can you share more details? I will be able to give a better judgement once I know what it covers
vickyr asked,Sir I am BMS student how should I prepare for the exam kindly guide me
Aziz Manva answers,Since you have ample time, work on making your calculation speed and accuracy better. Also, solve a lot of puzzles. Finally, read newspapers and magazines daily
p bhadra asked,what is the no.of minimum questions which has to be attamped to get clear the reasoning section?
Aziz Manva answers,I would suggest around 40-42 questions with atleast 36 right
gaurav asked, what is the number of minimum questions which has to be attampted in quantitative aptitude?
Aziz Manva answers,I would suggest around 40 questions with atleast 35 right
dharmish asked,Wat Kind of bank related questions can be asked?
Aziz Manva answers,In GK, you can expect questions on banking terms, schemes, products. etc. e.g. what is an overdraft facility, what is netbanking, this XXX scheme is by which bank, etc
sid asked,Hi Aziz, Can you tell us what kind of prospects does PO Job Offers and what kind of Career progression one can look forward.
Aziz Manva answers,I may not be the right person to answer this question. It would be best if you check with someone working in a nationalised bank. They will be able to give the most accurate information
dharmish asked,RBI Young scholar schemes syllabus includes Annual reports of RBI, regulations and also currency reports
Aziz Manva answers,I think that will quite advanced for this exam. You will need material that gives you basics of Maths, English, puzzles, GK and computers
vickyro asked,for passing the exam how many marks I have to score sir
Aziz Manva answers,More than that, focus on attempting 40-42 questions per section with around 36 right answers
nik asked,While appearing personal interview in a state , where I don't know the local language, it that matters.. mainly in clerical interview.
Aziz Manva answers,Not too much
DIPAK asked,i hav given lot of bank p.o. exams till now but all without doing study as i hav already a good job but still i aspire to go for bank p.o., job. In some of last exams Lack of time was major problem.how to tackle that?
Aziz Manva answers,Try to study for 1-2 hours daily. Practise different areas everyday
khajapasha asked,what is total marks to pass this exam
Aziz Manva answers,There is no official passing marks. but you have to clear the sectional cut-offs for each section
dharmish asked,currency chests and other related info are must?
Aziz Manva answers,NO, not at all
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khajapasha asked,please how to practice this kind of exam
Aziz Manva answers,Try and solve 40-50 questions everyday. Don't just focus on one section or one area. So if you do Quant today, do Reasoning tomorrow and Verbal on the next day and so on. Also, identify the question types that you are good at and the types that you are bad at
HI asked,ARE U ALSO APPEARING IN THE EXAM
Aziz Manva answers,Yes
DIPAK asked,Also tell me that what is approximate in hand salary/month for bank p.o.?
Aziz Manva answers,Refer to the SBI notification available on the SBI website. That will give the complete salary breakup
aaaaaaaajjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjaaaaaaaaaaaaa asked,Sir, i clear all the written exams but unfortunatley , i am unable to conver the calls, rejected twice in the interviews by ICICI ,once by PSB.I am BE by pofession and work for a bigshot US based h/w company.In few of the interviews, they have suggested me to continue my current job.Please suggest me to clear the interviews.
Aziz Manva answers,You will need to think why you want to shift from a hardware company to a PSU bank. Also, since you are an engineer, you will face a question as to why you want to work in a bank. Focus on finding answers to these questions
Surya asked,I can't clear the written exam of SBI
Aziz Manva answers,With more systematic efforts, I am sure you will be able to clear it next. This year, try the IBPS exam
Shom asked,Sir, Hould should i prepare for the reasoning?
Aziz Manva answers,Practice family relationships, linear, circular and complex arrangements, series, analogies and codes. Also solve visual reasoning, input-output and "which of these conclusions follows" kind of questions
kk asked,In General Awareness what types of questrions will be there?
Aziz Manva answers,Mainly three areas - marketing terms, banking information and current affairs
ashlesh asked,hi i want to knw from where shld i study for banking related qus and ans
Aziz Manva answers,Look for a glossary of banking and finacial terms on the net. Also, look at recently launched schemes by various PSU banks
dd asked,suggest me some books for reasoning subject
Aziz Manva answers,You can try R.S.Agarwal or our material or NSB material
vishal asked,hows your website will benit i appearing the exam?
Aziz Manva answers,We have complete theory material and 10 full length mock papers that you can use to prepare for the IBPS exam
anil asked,IBPS means?
Aziz Manva answers,IBPS is a body that is conducted a common written examination for entry at Probationary Officer level in 19 nationalised banks
yu asked,Hi Sir, How to prepare for english
Aziz Manva answers,Practise close passages, errors in usage and Reading Comprehension. Read newspaper editorials, good magazine articles, etc
rajesh asked,last date for ibps apply where can i apply
Aziz Manva answers,The last date for the IBPS exam has already passed
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