28 Jun

Longest and Largest places in all over World

*** Longest and Largest places in all over World ***

1: Longest river (India) — Ganges
2: Longest river (World) — Nile
3: Longest Railway(World) — Trans-Siberian railway
4: Longest Railway Station (World) — Grand Central Terminal, Chicago (U.S.A.)
5: The longest tributary river of India — Yamuna
6: The longest river of the south India — Godavari

7: Longest Electric railway line in India — From Delhi to Kolkata via Patna
8: Longest Road in India — Grand Trunk Road
9: State with longest coastline in India — Gujarat
10: Longest tunnel in India — Jawahar tunnel (Jammu & Kashmir)
11: Longest national highway in India — NH-7 which runs from Varanasi to Kanyakumari
12: Longest Dam in India — Hirakund Dam (Orissa)

13: Longest River Bride in India — Mahatma Gandhi Setu, Patna
14: Longest Populated City in India — Mumbai (1.60 crore)
15: Longest Railway Platform — Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh)
16: State with longest coastline of South India — Andhra Pradesh
17: Longest Beach in India — Marina Beach, Chennai

18: Largest Church in India — Saint Cathedral (Goa)
19: Largest Zoo (India) — Zoological Gardens, Alipur, Kolkata
20: Largest cave temple in India — Kailash temple, Ellora (Maharashtra)

18 Jun

General Knowledge Questions – Imp for Government Exams

Did you know? – General Knowledge Questions:
1. The spherical shape of a drop is due to _______ ?
Answer: Surface tension
2. Who is the present RBI Governor ?
Answer: Raghuram Rajan
3. Earth is protected from Ultra voilet radiation by _______ ?
Answer: Ozone
4. If we move from equator to pole the value of acceleration due to gravity “g”_______ ?
Answer: Increases
5. Capital of VeneZuela ?
Answer: Karakkas
6. Solid carbon dioxide is known as ______?
Answer: Dry ice
7. VAT was first introduced in which country ?
Answer: France
8. Which instrument is used to measure blood pressure ?
Answer: Sphygmomano meter
9. How many coastal states are in India ?
Answer: 9
10. The country which lost the largest number of people in the 2nd world war ?
Answer: Japan
11. How many fundamental duties are laid in the constitution of India ?
Answer: 11
12. Which is the Biggest Museum ?
Answer: British Museum, London
13. Shora is the parliament of _______?
Answer: Afghanistan
14. Who is the first person to get Param vir chakra ?
Answer: Major Somnath Sharma
15. Which is the largest fresh water lake in India ?
Answer: Wular Lake
* 16. Which is the longest river in peninsular India ?
Answer: Godavari River
* 17. What is the full form of SIM ?
Answer: Subscriber Identity Module
* 18. Who is the founder of Van Mahotsav ?
Answer: K.M. Munshi
* 19. What is the full form of https ?
Answer: Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure
* 20. Where is Sardar Sarovar project situated ?
Answer: Gujarat
* 21. Which is the coldest planet in the solar system?
Answer: Neptune
*22. Which is the Longest National Highway in India ?
Answer: NH 44 (old name NH 7)
* 23. Which is the smallest National Highway in India ?
Answer: NH 966B
* 24. How many bones are there in human skull ?
Answer: 22

18 Jun

General knowledge questions about Sikhism

General knowledge questions about Sikhism
1. Who is the founder Sikhism ?
Answer: Guru Nanak
2. Who invented the Gurumukhi script for punjabi language ?
Answer: Guru Angad
3. Which Sikh guru built the city of Amritasar ?
Answer: Guru Ramdas
4. Which Mughal emperor donated the land for Amritasar ?
Answer: Akbar
5. What is the Holy book of Sikhs ?
Answer: Adi granth or Guru Granth Sahib
6. Which Sikh guru compiled the holy book of Sikhs, Adi granth ?
Answer: Arjan Dev
7. Which Sikh guru built the Golden Temple at Amritasar ?
Answer: Arjan Dev
8. Which Sikh guru is killed by Jahangir ?
akal takht, gk questionsAnswer: Arjan Dev
9. Which Sikh guru built Akal Takht, the throne of Almighty ?
Answer: Guru Har Gobind
10. Which Sikh guru is killed by Aurangazeb ?
Answer: Guru Teg Bahadur
11. Which Sikh guru founded khalsa in hkhism ?
Answer: Guru Gobind Singh
12. Who is the last human sikh guru of Sikhism ?
Answer: Guru Gobind Singh

18 Jun

Singular and Plural Nouns – Basic Concept

Singular and Plural Nouns – Basic Concept

Usually, the first page of a grammar book tells you about nouns. Nouns give names of concrete or abstract things in our lives. As babies learn “mom,” “dad,” or “milk” as their first word, nouns should be the first topic when you study a foreign language.

For the plural form of most nouns, add s.
bottle – bottles
cup – cups
pencil – pencils
desk – desks
sticker – stickers
window – windows
For nouns that end in ch, x, s, or s sounds, add es.
box – boxes
watch – watches
moss – mosses
bus – buses
For nouns ending in f or fe, change f to v and add es.
wolf – wolves
wife – wives
leaf – leaves
life – lives
Some nouns have different plural forms.
child – children
woman – women
man – men
mouse – mice
goose – geese
Nouns ending in vowels like y or o do not have definite rules.
baby – babies
toy – toys
kidney – kidneys
potato – potatoes
memo – memos
stereo – stereos
A few nouns have the same singular and plural forms.
sheep – sheep
deer – deer
series – series
species – species

05 Jun

Success Story of a Bank PO

Today I will share my success story with you. Although I am not interested in all this sharing stuff but after seeing so many candidates frustrated due to their failure in IBPS exams, I felt the need to share with you guys my success story.

I am Udit Sharma from Shimla. I started my preparation for competitive exams in 2012. I appeared in almost 35 to 40 competitive exams. After appearing in numerous exams when I couldn’t make it up to the mark I also got discouraged. Most of the times I qualified written test , appeared in the interviews but couldn’t mark my place in the final merit list :-

1.RRB in 2013(written+intervi­­ew)—no final call
2.Ibps Clerk -III(written+intervi­­ew)—-no final call
Cried so much and than made my mind to get selected in PO in next IBPS (2015 –April)

3. IBPS Clerk+PO-IV qualified in both appeared in the Interviews but unfortunately lagged by 0.6 in PO because cut off was 49.6 and I scored 49

4.Then again I set the target to get the job in SBI as SBI Associates Clerk exam was on the way cleared written ,appeared in interview but again the same misfortune- Didn’t get final call

5.Then I decided to try in State level Bank exams -appeared in two HP State Level Bank Exams
i) Hp State Cooperative Bank
ii) Kangra Central Bank

6) Appeared in the Postal Assistant exam in 2015 scored high in the written— appeared in typing test —-I was fully sure to get selected in Postal But unfortunately paper got cancelled

7) Appeared in the IBPS Clerk-V—- (PO+Clerk) I was waiting for final result meanwhile I got two appointment letters all together
1) from SBI Associates Waiting list
2) from H.P state Cooperative Bank

And finally on 1st April finally after so much penance for such a long time for almost 4 years, got selected in UCO Bank as a Probationary Officer
I would recommend each and every aspirant do follow Oliveboard and try its Mock Test Series, guys trust me it will really make a huge difference in your overall preparation.

So guys don’t ever let your failure discourage you because we never know how close we are .No need to compare yourself with others if you really want to compare than compare yourself with the person you were yesterday and last but not the least try for the best but get ready for the worst also.

~Udit, Probationary Officer, UCO Bank

05 Jun

Most Common Grammatical Errors in English

  1. I have visited Jaipur last weekend. (wrong)
    • I visited Jaipur last weekend. (correct)
  2. The woman which works here is from China. (wrong)
    • The woman who works here is from China. (correct)
  3. She’s married with a dentist. (wrong)
    • She’s married to a dentist. (correct)
  4. She was boring in the class. (wrong)
    • She was bored in the class.  (correct)
  5. I must to call him immediately.  (wrong)
    • I must call him immediately. (correct)
  6. Every students like the teacher.  (wrong)
    • Every student likes the teacher.  (correct)
  7. Although it was raining, but we had the picnic.  (wrong)
    • Although it was raining, we had the picnic.  (correct)
  8. I enjoyed from the movie.  (wrong)
    • I enjoyed the movie. (correct)
  9. I look forward to meet you. (wrong)
    • I look forward to meeting you. (correct)
  10. I like very much ice cream.  (wrong)
    • I like ice cream very much. (correct)
05 Jun

News Papers and Journals – Founder/Editors

News Papers and Journals – Founder/Editors:

1: New India — Bipin Chandra Pal
2: Hindustan — Madan Mohan Malviya
3: Nav Jeevan — M. K. Gandhi
4: Young India — M. K. Gandhi
5: Harijan — M. K. Gandhi
6: Hindustan Times — K. M. Pannikar
7: Hindu Patriot — Girish Chandra Ghosh
8: Bombay Chronicle — Firoze Shah Mehta
9: Free Hinduatan — Tarak Nath Das
10: Indian Socialist — Shyamji Krishna Verma

05 Jun

Important General Knowledge Questions & Answers

*** Important General Knowledge Questions & Answers ***

1: Deepest river valley in India — Bhagirathi & Alaknanda
2: Smallest State (Population) in India — Sikkim
3: Smallest State (Area) in India — Goa
4: Biggest Hotel in India — Oberal – Sharaton (Mumbai)
5: Lowest body Water in the World — Dead Sea
6: Highest City in the World — Van Chuan (China)
7: Largest Lake (Fresh water) in the World — Superior
8: Largest Epic in the World — Mahabharat
9: Largest animal Fair in India — Sonepur (Bihar)
10: Longest Railway Bridge in the World — Huey P. Long Bridge, Louisiana (U.S.A.)

** Important General Knowledge Questions & Answers ***

1: Who has won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize?
Ans: Han Kang
2: Who has been sworn-in as the new Chief Justice of the Chhattisgarh High Court?
Ans: Justice Deepak Gupta
3: What is the theme of 2016 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD)?
Ans: ICT: Entrepreneurship for social impact
4: Which Indian researcher has won the European Materials Research Society’s (E-MRS’s) Young Scientist Award?
Ans: Nandini Bhandaru
5: Who has won the 2016 Formula 1(F1) Spanish Grand Prix?
Ans: Max Verstappen
6: Who has won the 2016 Italian Open Men’s singles tennis tournament?
Ans: Andy Murray
7: The National Dengue Day is observed on which day in India?
Ans: May 16
8: Who has been appointed as the deputy chairman of FIFA Governance Committee?
Ans: Mukul Mudgal
9: Who has been appointed as the first female Secretary General of FIFA, the world football’s governing body?
Ans: Samoura
10: The Aguada Central Jail is located in which state of India?
Ans: Goa

Important General Knowledge Questions & Answers on Inventions :-
1: Who invented the BALLPOINT PEN?
Ans: Biro Brothers
2: In which decade was the first solid state integrated circuit demonstrated?
Ans: 1950s
3: What J. B. Dunlop invented?
Ans: Pneumatic rubber tire
4: Which scientist discovered the radioactive element radium?
Ans: Marie Curie
5: When was barb wire patented?
Ans: 1874
6: What Galileo invented?
Ans: Thermometer
7: What James Watt invented?
Ans: Rotary steam engine
8: Where is the village of Branston, after which the famous pickle is named?
Ans: Staffordshire
9: Who invented Jet Engine?
Ans: Sir Frank Whittle
10: What invention caused many deaths while testing it?
Ans: Parachute

05 Jun

SBI Clerk Prelims 2016: Exam Analysis, Answer Key, Cutoff & Results

SBI conducted the prelims exam for the recruitment of Clerks in 2016. The overall difficulty level of the paper was easy, so we can expect high cutoff in the exam.

SBI Clerk Prelims 2016: Exam Analysis:

The online exam consisted of 3 sections i.e. Mathematics, Reasoning and English. The total time is 1 hour, so clearly Speed, Accuracy and Planning was very important.

Subject Good Attempt Time
English Language 17-21 15 min.
Reasoning Ability 24-26 20 min.
Quantitative Aptitude 17-21 25 min.
59-65 60 Minutes


Topic No. of Questions Level
Series 5 Moderate
Quadratic Equation
Simplification 10 Easy
Data Interpretation


5 Easy
Miscellaneous (SI,CI, Speed &Time, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Averages, Ages, Ratio, etc.) 15 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

*Note: No questions came from quadratic equation.


Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension

(Story on a King)

10 Easy
Cloze Test 

(Story Based on Duck)

5 Easy
Para jumble

(Story based)

5 Moderate
Spelling Correction 5 Moderate
Errors 5 Easy
Total 30 Moderate


Topic No. of Questions Level
Inequalities 5 Easy
Coding & Decoding 3 Easy

(Week Days Letter Posting)

5 Moderate

(Circular Arrangement)

5 Moderate
Number/Alphabetical Series 3+5 Easy

 (Direction Sense, Blood Relations , etc. )

9 Easy

*Note: No question came from Syllogism.

SBI Clerk Prelims 2016: Cutoff & Results:

The cutoff is expected to be very high. Around 50-60 marks. The results will be announced in one week. We will update this post with more details.