09 Aug

Best Books for IBPS Clerk 2014

IBPS is going to conduct the Common Written Exam for the recruitment of Clerks in 21 Public Sector Banks in 2014. You can read the notification here.

The online objective exam would be conducted in the month of December, 2014.

Paper Pattern:

The total time is of 2 hours including following sections:

1) Reasoning 40 Marks
2) English Language 40 Marks
3) Numerical Ability 40 Marks
4) General Awareness
(with special reference to Banking Industry) 40 Marks
5) Computer Knowledge 40 Marks

Total 200 Marks.

Check out Best Books for IBPS Clerk IV 2014:

A) English Language:

1) General English by Lucent Publications: This is by far the best book available in the market for the preparation of all entrance exams. The content in this book is written in both English and Hindi language for easy understanding. All the concepts are explained in a crystal clear and step by step manner. Hundreds of rules of English grammar are given in this book chapter wise, so you will cover each and every aspect of English language.

2) Objective General English by SP Bakshi: Another best book to prepare for Objective English. All the topics are explained in a very clear and sequential manner. But personally, I’d prefer Lucent book.

If the book is not available on Flipkart, purchase on Amazon:

B) General Intelligence and Reasoning:

1) A Modern Approach To Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal: The best and only book you need to prepare for this section. Every topic is covered in detail in this book. This book is good for high level reasoning as required in IBPS Clerk exam.

2) The Hand on Guide to Analytical Reasoning and Logical Reasoning: A Must have Resource for Aspirants of CAT, MAT, XAT, IIFT, CMAT, CSAT, SBI PO, Bank Clerk, SSC: This is another best book for high level reasoning learning and practice.

C) Quantitative Aptitude:

1) Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Arihant: This is great book for Mathematics to improve your speed and efficiency with thousands of shortcuts. It covers all the topics with so many formulas, concepts, shortcuts, examples and thousands of questions to practice.

If book is not available on Flipkart, buy it on Amazon:

2) The Accredited Guide to Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency: A Must have Resource for Aspirants of IBPS PO, CAT, MAT, XAT, IIFT, CSAT, SBI PO, Bank Clerk, SSC: This is best book available in the market for Data Analysis and Interpretation.

D) General Awareness, Marketing & Computers:

1) Handbook on Computer Awareness: This Book is really useful for Recruitment Exams such as SBI PO, IBPS PO/RRB/Clerk, SSC, LIC AAO, Railways and entrance exams of MCA, MBA, BBA and similar courses.

If this book is not available, buy this book:

2) Guide to Banking General Awareness and Banking Aptitude Test: Great book for banking awareness section. It contains more than 1,000 questions for the preparation of Banking awareness section.

3) Marketing Aptitude / Computer Aptitude / General & Banking Awareness for RBI Exams: A Must have book that covers marketing aptitude, computer knowledge and banking awareness.

For general awareness or current affairs section, you need to read newspaper daily or like our Facebook page to get current affairs daily or follow our monthly current affairs section on this website.

E) Specialized Books:

1) IBPS Bank Clerk (Common Written Examination) : Success Master (English) 5th Edition: It comprises of different sections covering Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, Computer Knowledge and English Language. It also includes fully solved 2011 and 2013 IBPS Clerk papers.

2) Previous Papers IBPS (Common Written Exam) for Bank Clerk Exam With Detailed Solution:

We will post more good books soon. All the best.

09 Aug

IBPS Clerk 4 2014 Notification, Paper Pattern, Vacancies & Apply Online

IBPS has released the notification for the recruitment of Clerk 4 for the year 2014-15.


Online Registration – 12.08.2014 – 01.09.2014
Payment of Application Fees – Online – 12.08.2014 – 01.09.2014
Payment of Application Fees- Offline 14.08.2014 – 03.09.2014
Download of Call Letter for Pre-Examination Training (PET) for SC/ST/ Minority Community/ EXSM/ PWD candidates – 07.11.2014 – 17.11.2014
Pre-Examination Training – 17.11.2014 – 22.11.2014
Download of Call letter for Examination – After 17.11.2014
Online Examination (Tentative dates) – 06.12.2014, 07.12.2014, 13.12.2014, 14.12.2014, 20.12.2014, 21.12.2014, 27.12.2014
Declaration of result status of examination (CWE) – January 2015
Download of call letters for Interview – January 2015
Conduct of Interview – February 2015
Provisional Allotment -April 2015

The validity for CWE Clerks-IV will automatically expire at the close of business on 31.03.2016 with or without giving any notice.

Qualification: Graduation. Proficiency in State official language. Computer Literacy.

Age Limit: 20-28 Years

Vacancies: 20,000+ all over India

Paper Pattern: Online objective exam followed by Interview.

The online objective exam will be divided in five sections:

1) Reasoning 40
2) English Language 40
3) Numerical Ability 40
4) General Awareness
(with special reference to Banking Industry) 40
5) Computer Knowledge 40

Total 200 Marks.

Composite time of 2 hours.

See Also: Best Books for IBPS Clerk 2014.

How to Apply & Notification: Read official IBPS Clerk 4 notification and apply online here.

23 Feb

UCO Bank Recruitment 2014 (4000 PO & Clerk Vacancies)

United Commerical Bank (UCO Bank) invites applications from the eligible candidates for the recruitment of 4000 posts of Probationary Officer(PO) And Clerks in 2014.

Total Number of Vacancies:

1. Probationary Officers(PO) : 1300 Vacancies
2. Credit Officers(With qualification in CA, ICWA, MBA) :600 Vacancies
3. Clerks : 2100 Vacancies

Eligibility Criteria:

Educational Qualification: Applicants should have IBPS CWE Qualified and for different credit officer posts – CA , ICWA & MBA Degree required from a recognized university.

Applicant’s age should be between 20 to 45 years(Depending on posts).

Note: More details about this Recruitment would be available on UCO website in few days. This notification right now is not published on UCO Bank official website. We will keep updating you whenever the official notification is published on UCO website. You can like our Facebook page for regular updates.

Click here to visit UCO bank website.

30 Nov

IBPS Clerk III 2013 Analysis, Cutoff, Results & Interview

IBPS conducted the Clerk 3 exam on November 30 and December 1, 2013 all over India. The online recruitment exam was conducted for the selection of clerks in 19 public sector banks.

IBPS Clerk III 2013 Analysis:

The online exam was of 2 hours and had 200 questions.

English Language & Comprehension:-

• Paragraph- 10 questions
• 5 sentences – correction
• 5 sentence – phrases
• 5 sentence arrangement
• 10 closet test
• 5 questions of fill in the blanks with one word in two sentences
– Overall, it was easy.

Mathematics :-

• 10 Questions on simplification
• 5 number series
• 10 Questions from DI
• Rest are miscellaneous
– It was easy to moderate.

Reasoning :-

• 15 question On Puzzle
• 5 Questions on Syllogism
• 4 Questions on Data sufficiency
• 5 Questions on coding decoding
• 2 Questions on Direction
• 5 Questions on Series
• 4 Questions on miscellaneous
– Time consuming but moderate in difficulty level.

General Awareness:

• Most from Banking
• Rest from GA

• Input/output
• Application software
• Hardware
• Software

GA Questions of Clerk-III 30-11-2013 Morning Session :-

3. TESSY THOMAS IS RELATED WITH WHICH THING – Project Director for Agni-IV missile in Defence Research and Development Organisation
7. The Satanic Verses IS WRITTEN BY – Salman Rushdie
8. BankassuranceIS DONE BY – Banking channel
9. 2–questions on KYC
10. Largest tea exports is- Assam and West Bengal
11. Who deals with the complaints of customers – The Banking Ombudsman
12.Many Questions were there on cheques and on clearing system
13. 9 Digt Code on Cheque-MICR
14. CTS cheques is of which year–CTS 2010
15.Which of these does not include retail banking—-Options were Home Loan, Personal Loan, Investment Consultancy etc
16.Drive to include small people with bank—Financial Inclusion
17.Banking Organisation with the capital of 10 lakh is called –
18.Which of these is a public sector bank—-Options were private banks name and J&K Bank
19.IIFA 2013 best film -Barfi
20.Banks calculate interest on the basis of what time and capital
21.RBI provide loan to banks what it is called – Repo Rate
22.PLR is replaced by – Base Rate
23.Loan cannot be provided below which Rate—Bank Rate
24.India won how many medals in Summer London Olympics 2012 – 6
25.Facilty to withdraw money to farmers – Kisan Credit Card
26.Question about Electronic Data Interchange
27.Full Form of BSBDA – Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account
28.If RBI reduces CRR than what happens—Credit Supply increases
29.Statue in gujrat – Gujarat: Sardar Vallabhai Patel statue
30.Swarozgar Yojana comes under which department – Ministry of Rural Development
31.Martha Dodrey work for—Polio
32.Bankassurance––By Banking channel
33.Swarn Jayanti Rojgar Yojana––GraminVikas Mantralaya
34.Insurance when Bank failure/canceled license—100000/ a/c
35. One question on credit pulling
36. One question related to Bharat Nirman
37. What is meant by Financial inclusion? – Financial inclusion is the delivery of financial services at affordable costs to vast sections of disadvantaged and low income groups (for example “no frill accounts”).
38. NEFT stands for- National Electronic Fund Transfer

IBPS Clerk III 2013 Cutoff and Results:

The cutoff is expected to be more than 120-130+. As the number of vacancies are on the higher side, so cutoff would not be much high. The results would be announced in 20-30 days. Like our Facebook page for regular updates on jobs, results and general awareness.

Update: Click here for written exam result.

Click Here To View Status of Provisional Allotment under CWE Clerks-III (2014-15).

Click Here to View Notification Regarding CWE Clerks-II Subsequent to the Third Round of Allotment for Participating Organisations.

13 Aug

IBPS Clerk 3 Notification, Apply Online, Paper Pattern, Syllabus & Other Details

IBPS invites applications for the CWE for the recruitment of Clerks in 19 public sector banks. This is the third Clerk Common Written Examination (IBPS Clerk 3) to be conducted by IBPS.

Important Dates:

Online Registration: August 19, 2013 – September 7, 2013

Payment of Application Fees- Online: August 19, 2013 – September 7, 2013

Payment of Application Fees- Offline: August 21, 2013 – September 12, 2013

Download of Call Letter for Pre-Examination Training (PET) for SC/ST/ Minority Community/ EXSM/ PWD candidates: After October 10, 2013

Pre-Examination Training: November 9, 2013 – November 16, 2013 (excluding holidays)

Download of Call letter for Examination: After November 18, 2013

Online Examination (Tentative dates)- some/ all/ additional dates as the need arises: 30.11.2013/ 01.12.2013/ 07.12.2013/ 08.12.2013/ 14.12.2013/15.12.2013

Sharing of result status of examination (CWE): Second week of January, 2014

Download of call letters for Interview: Last week of January, 2014

Conduct of Interview: Second week of February, 2014

Allotment: April, 2014

Application Fees: Rs 100 for SC/ST/PWD and Rs 600 for all others.

Eligibility Criteria as on August 1, 2013:

Age: 20 -28 years
Education: Graduation from a recognized university. Computer literacy is mandatory(Candidates should have degree/diploma in computer or should have studies it at School or college level). Proficiency in local language of the state in which you are applying is preferable.

Written Exam Paper Pattern:

Time: 2 Hours
Questions: 200
Sections: 5 viz. Reasoning, Numerical Ability, Computer, Knowledge, English language and General awareness(With special reference to banking industry). Each section will be of 40 marks(40 questions).
There is also a negative marking.

How To Apply:

To apply online, visit here – http://ibpsreg.sifyitest.com/cweclkphaug13/. To download the complete advertisement for more details, visit here – http://www.ibps.in/career_pdf/CWE_Clerks_III_Advt.pdf

11 Apr

IBPS Clerical Phase 2 Combined Result (Written+Interview) 2013

IBPS has declared the combined result of Clerical Phase 2 (Written+Interview) 2013 and the preference of banks registration schedule to fill out vacancies. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection(IBPS) conducted the online written test(CWE) of clerical phase 2 in December, 2013. The interviews of shortlisted candidates in the CWE were conducted in March, 2013.

IBPS Clerical Phase 2 Combined Result (Written+Interview) 2013:

Click here to check out IBPS Clerical Phase 2 Combined Result 2013.

The marks are given out of 100. The weightage is given to both written test(80%) and interview marks(20%). For example, if you have scored 140 out of 200 in written exam and 60 out of 100 in interview, then your combined score would be 68(80% of written marks would be 56 and 20% of interview marks would be 12).

IBPS Clerical Phase 2 Expected Cutoffs 2013:

The expected cutoffs for the final selection in the IBPS Clerk Phase 2 will be around 63-64+ in the combined score of the examination. Maximum number of candidates are in the range of 63-65, so there will be much competition in this range.

IBPS Clerical Phase 2 Preference Registration 2013:

The preference registration for banks would start from April 15, 2013 as per the notification published by IBPS. You can read the notification here. Carefully fill your preference for banks as there is no change allowed afterwards. Here’s the registration of preference link – Click here to register.
The number of vacancies is around 40,000 all over India. You can find out the no. of vacancies in respective states in the notification link given above. Final selection would complete by the end of May, 2013.

IBPS Clerk 2 Final Allotment Result Announced(Maximum and minimum marks of allotment):

http://www.ibps.in/career_pdf/CWE_Clerks_II_Allotment.pdf. Candidates are informed personally via Email about the status of which bank they have been allotted.

All the best to all candidates. Do share your combined marks in the comments below.

03 Mar

Download IBPS Clerks CWE 2013 Common Interview Call Letter

Now you can download the call letter for the IBPS Clerks CWE 2013 Phase 2 Common Interview. IBPS conducted the CWE Clerk Phase 2 in the month of December, 2012. The test was conducted online for the first time by IBPS and lakhs of candidates given the written test. The Clerk written test result was announced in the month of January, 2013.
As far as IBPS Clerks CWE 2013 Common Interview schedule is concerned, here are the important dates:

Download of Call Letters for Interview: Click here
Conduct of Interview: 16-03-2013 onwards
Declaration of combined result of interview and written test: Second week of April, 2013
Notification of vacancies of each of the participating banks: Last week of April, 2013
Registration of order of preference for banks by the successful candidates: First week of May, 2013
Allotment: Last week of May, 2013

We will be soon posting interview tips and material for the IBPS Clerk Common Interview 2013. So, you are requested to follow us on Facebook or by Email updates. The interview is expected to be of 100 marks and total marks of both written test and interview would decide the future of candidates in the final selection.

24 Jan

Scores/Marks of IBPS CWE Clerks-II 2013 Declared

IBPS CWE Clerk-II online written exam scores have been declared. IBPS has conducted the common written online examination for Clerks Phase-II on 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th and 30th December 2012. The test was conducted online for the first time and it went successfully.

The result status of the IBPS CWE Clerk-II was declared on 11 January, 2013. Many students cleared the test but the final selection depends upon the number of marks scored by the candidate.

How To Check the Scores of IBPS CWE Clerks-2 Exam

The scores are available on the official website of IBPS. To check the scores of IBPS CWE Clerks-II exam – click here.

The cut off is state wise and the total minimum qualifying score for GENERAL candidates in Haryana in IBPS CWE Clerks-II is 117 and 19 in each section. Only clearing the minimum qualifying score will not guarantee your selection in the banks because all the banks prepare their own cut off list when they call for the interview. And that cut off list is usually very high, more than 130-135.

IBPS follows a Total Weighted Standard Score method to calculate the marks of the candidates. Find more about it here – How IBPS Arrive at Total Weighted Standard Score for IBPS CWE Clerks-II.

24 Jan

How IBPS Arrive at Total Weighted Standard Score for IBPS CWE Clerks-II

Common Written Examination (CWE) for recruitment of Clerical Cadre (CWE-Clerks-II)

There are many doubts among the students that how IBPS arrive at standard scores while calculating the scores for IBPS CWE Clerks-2 exam. So, today I’ll share the process of arriving at Standard scores given by IBPS on their official website.

Process for Arriving at Standard Scores

The Standard Scores are obtained by adopting the following procedure:

1) Number of questions answered correctly by a candidate in each objective test is considered for arriving at the Corrected Score after applying penalty for wrong answers.

2) The Corrected Scores so obtained by a candidate are made equivalent to take care of the minor difference in difficulty level, if any, in each of the objective tests held in different sessions to arrive at the Equated Scores*. (*Scores obtained by candidates on any test are equated to the base form by considering the distribution of scores of all the forms.)

3) The Equated Scores so obtained are standardized** to arrive at Final Standard Score with a minimum ‘0’ and maximum ‘40’ by following Linear Transformation Method.(**The equated scores in each test are scaled to Standardised Scores with Mean 20 and Standard Deviation 4)

This procedure is followed for each of the tests.

Note: Cutoffs were applied in two stages:

a) On standard scores in individual tests.

b) On Total Weighted Standard Score.

If you still have any doubts, just ask in comments.