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IBPS RRB OS-1 2018 - Preparation Plan 

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will conduct the examination IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 2018 for the recruitment of Scale-1 Officers in the Regional Rural Banks. IBPS RRB until 2015 had a single level exam for both Office Assistant and Officer Scale-1 posts. Since 2016, there has been a two-tier exam for both the posts. The IBPS RRB OS(Officer Scale ) 1 exam 2018 will be conducted around August.

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Regional Rural Banks are local level banking organizations operating in the different States of India. They have been created with a view to primarily serve the rural areas of India with basic banking and financial services. However, RRBs may have branches set up for urban operations and their area of operation may include urban areas too. The area of operation of RRBs is limited to the area as notified by Government of India covering one or more districts in the State.

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IBPS RRB OA Office Assistant  Preparation Plan 

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will conduct the examination IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2018 for the recruitment of Office Assistants in the Regional Rural Banks. Until 2015, IBPS RRB had a single level exam for both Office Assistant and Officer Scale-1 posts. Since 2016, there has been a two-tier exam for both the posts. The IBPS RRB OA (Office Assistant) exam 2018  will be conducted on 19th of August, 25th of August & 1st of September 2018 whereas the main exam would be conducted on 7th of October 2018.

Regional Rural Banks are local level banking organizations operating in the different States of India. They have been created with a view to primarily serve the rural areas of India with basic banking and financial services. However, RRBs may have branches set up for urban operations and their area of operation may include urban areas too. The area of operation of RRBs is limited to the area as notified by Government of India covering one or more districts in the State.

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SSC CGLE 2018 Official Notification

Important Dates:

  • Last Date for applying : 04th June, 2018
  • Date of Computer Based Examination (Tier-I): 25th July, 2018 to 20th August, 2018
  • Date of Tier-II: yet to be notified
  • Date of Tier-III (Descriptive): yet to be notified
  • Date of Tier-IV (Skill test): yet to be notified

Eligibility Criteria:

Educational Qualification ( as on 1st August 2018):

Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute. Chartered Accountant or cost & Management Accountant or Company Secretary or Masters in Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics is desirable.

Junior Statistical Officer:

Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University or Institute with at least 60% Marks in Mathematics at 12th standard level: or Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.

All other Posts:

Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent. The candidates appearing in the final year of their graduation can also apply, however they must possess Essential qualification on or before 01.08.2018.

Age ( as on 1st August 2018):18 - 32 Years

Test:

The Examination comprises of four stages as explained below.

Tier - I Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type) (Computer Based)
Tier -II Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type) (Computer Based)
Tier -III Descriptive Paper in English / Hindi ( Pen and paper mode)
Tier -IV Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test (Wherever Applicable ) 

Marks scored by candidates in Tier-I and Tier-II examinations, if conducted in multiple shifts, will be normalized and such normalized scores will be treated as final and will be used for qualifying the candidates to next stage of examination and to determine final merit

Pattern of Tier -I Examination (Computer Based): 

Part Subject No of Qs Marks Duration
A General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 50 60 Minutes    
B General Awareness 25 50
C Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
D English Language 25 50
  TOTAL 100 200

 

  • Tier –I of the CGLE will be common for all categories of posts
  • There will be negative marking of 0.5 marks for each wrong answer in Tier-I.
  • Questions will be of Objective Type Multiple Choice, set both in Hindi and English in respect of Parts A, B and C.

Pattern of Tier -II Examination (Computer Based):

This is the second stage of the exam and only those candidates who qualify the first stage (Tier -I) , will be allowed to sit in this exam .

It is also a objective type test and Paper I and Paper II are compulsory for all the posts.

Paper No. Subject / Paper Max . Marks No. of questions Duration
I Quantitative Abilities 200 100 2 hours
II English Language and Comprehension 200 100 2 hours
III Statistics 200 100 2 hours
IV General Studies ( Finance & Economics) 200 100 2 hours
Note : Paper-I & II are compulsory for all the categories of posts .    
Paper-III is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Junior Statistical Officer .     

Paper-IV is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Assistant Audit Officer and Assistant Accounts Office

There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks in Paper-II and 0.50 marks in Paper-I , III and IV for each wrong answer 

Pattern of Tier - III Examination:

This will be conducted in Pen and Paper Mode and will be a Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi (Writing of Essay/ Precis/ Letter/ Application etc.)

The maximum marks for this section (Tier III) is 100 and the duration is 60 minutes.

Pattern of Tier -IV Examination:

    1. DEST (Data Entry Speed Test): The Data Entry Speed Skill Test at 2000 (two thousand). The key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes will be of qualifying nature
    2. CPT (Computer Proficiency Test): The Commission will hold CPT, comprising three modules - Word Processing, Spread Sheet and Generation of Slides, for applicants for the posts Assistant Section Officer of CSS, Assistant Section Officer (MEA), Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO)

Application Fee & Mode of Payment:

  • Fee payable: Rs. 100/-
  • Fee can be paid through SBI Challan/ SBI Net Banking or by using Visa, Mastercard or Maestro Credit or Debit card. Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Ex-Servicemen eligible for reservation are exempted from payment of fee

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Official notification available at 

http://ssc.nic.in/SSC_WEBSITE_LATEST/notice/notice_pdf/CGLE_Notice_2018_05.05.2018.pdf

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English Language Questions for SBI PO Prelims Exam

SBI PO Prelims has 30 Questions from English Language expected to be answered in 20 minutes. The level difficulty of questions is easy to moderate. Below are the question types:

a) Reading Comprehension

b) Cloze Test

c) Error Spotting

d) Sentence/Paragraph Completion

e) Phrase replacement/Sentence Correction

f) Para Jumbles

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1. Read the sentence to find out if there is an error in it. The error if any will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part will be the answer. If there is no error, the answer is 5.

Manhattan is the (1)/ more densely (2)/ populated of New York(3)/ city's 5 boroughs(4)

a) 1

b) 2

c) 3

d) 4

e) 5

Answer/ Explanation: b) more densely

The right statement is Manhattan is the most densely populated of New York city's 5 boroughs. 'The' is used before superlative form of an adjective. 

2. Rearrange the following sentences to make a coherent passage.

a) The industry has come under a cloud with two companies under investigation for an alleged banking fraud of $2million.

b) Jewelers in India are having a tough year.

c) This comes even as the world gold council estimates that physical demand for jewelry slid 12% in the first four months of 2017. 

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a) acb

b) bac

c) abc

d) cba

Answer/ Explanation: bac

The coherent passage is

Jewelers  in India are having a tough year. The industry has come under a cloud with two companies under investigation for an alleged banking fraud of $2million. This comes even as the world gold council estimates that physical demand for Jewelry slid 12% in the first four months of 2017.

3. The........generated from the 2k marathon will be .......... to an orphanage

a) prize, given

b) prize, donated

c) proceeds, donated

d) none

Answer/ Explanation: c) proceeds, donated

Proceeds means the money obtained from an event or activity

Questions 4 to 7: There are blanks in the passage below each of which has been numbered. The numbers are printed below and against each five words are suggested

Capital Punishment is ....(1)......... but .....(2)...... carried out in India. ........(3)..... of the penalty is not always ......(4)........ by .........(5)....... because of the possibility of its ........(6)....... to life imprisonment. Once sentenced, a .........(7).......... has the right to appeal ..............(8)...... the sentence as well as conviction, which will be heard in a higher court. If all fails, the president can be ...(9)....... to .......(10)........ clemency.

Question 4: Which of the following words fits blank 1

a) Perfect

b) Legal

c) Criminally

d) Rigidly

e) No correction required

Answer/ Explanation: b) legal

Out of the given options, legal fits the best. Terming capital punishment as perfect would be an opinion and not a fact. Other options do not fit grammatically.

Question 5: Which of the following words fits blank 2?

a) commonly

b) rarely 

c) widely

d) legally

e) No correction required

Answer/ Explanation: rarely

Capital Punishment is legal. The word 'but' is a tone changer. Hence, the word that fits the best is rarely (legal but rare).

Question 6: Which of the following words fits blank 7?

a) lawyer

b) Defendant

c) Advocate

d) Judge

e) No correction required

Answer/ Explanation: b) Defendant

A plaintiff a person who files the case. A defendant is a person on which a case has been filed. Hence, the defendant has the right to appeal.

Question 7: Which of the following words fits the blank 8?

a) against

b) towards 

c) for

d) over

e) No correction required

Answer/ Explanation: a) against

A defendant tries to appeal against the sentence to save himself. Hence, option a fits the best.

Question 8: Mark the option which has an error in it. 

a) The number of students studying

b) in government schools

c) are decreasing year

d) after year

Answer/ Explanation: c) are decreasing

The number of students takes a singular verb and hence are decreasing is to be replaced with is decreasing.

The corrected sentence is 'The number of students studying in government schools is decreasing year after year.

Question 9: Spot the error in the following segments of sentences.

a) To be the president of the country 

b) and having z category security 

c) are more easy to see 

d) than to bear

Answer/ Explanation: b) and having Z category security

The above sentence has a parallelism error. To be the president of the country and to have Z category security are more easy to see than to bear is the corrected form of the sentence.

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Questions 10 to 14: Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow.

What next after financial inclusion? This seems to be an obvious question when there is a declaration in the momentum for engaging different segments of unbanked customers at the bottom of the economic pyramid, primarily because different stakeholders in financial inclusion value chain have different answers to the common question of financial exclusion. Public policy vouches financial inclusion as a national priority, and the main stream financial institutions in India carry the baton (albeit with some caution). Inspite of the proclaimed priority of financial inclusion, financial exclusion in India seems to be widening and the ongoing efforts hurting amid theatrical debates and confabulations over multiple front end devices, ultra-law cost delivery models, razor thin transaction costs and innovative pilots. If all this has helped anything, it is the confusion and chaos in an attempt to reinvent the wheel, and, and, therefore, aided the 'inclusion hiatus,' which a developing country like India can ill afford.

Merely 35% of Indian adults (above the age of 15 years) have a bank account and the percentage is even low in the bottom 40%, says recently released World Bank Findex 2012. According to the Findex 2012 report, a prominent barrier to using formal bank accounts (globally) is not the absence of ultra-low cost technology or absence of identification of documents but "having not enough money" to save. This may be due to erratic cash-flows of poor house-holds or simply the absence of financial literacy among end customers. This has little to do with the innovative authentication systems, front end related debate and online-offline model talks which seem to be the flavor of the inclusion parleys at the highest echelons of business and policy. If financial inclusion needs anything, it is direct engagement with the last mile customer by offering appropriate financial products and services including financial literacy.

If financial inclusion needs anything, it is direct engagement with the last mile customer by offering appropriate financial products and services including financial literacy. 

Question 10: According to the passage, the author considers the question, 'What next of financial inclusion?' obvious because

a) Our country has achieved complete financial inclusion

b) of the large population base at the base of the economic pyramid

c) financial inclusion is not being actively undertaken by the stakeholders of its value chain.

d) of the reluctance in engaging different segments of un(der) banked customers

e) of a lack of consensus among the parties involved in delivering financial inclusion.

Answer/ Explanation: e) of a lack of consensus among the parties involved in delivering financial inclusion.

Options 1 and 2 are not mentioned in the passage. Second sentence of the paragraph says that different stakeholders in financial inclusion value chain have different answers to the common question of financial exclusion. Hence, option e is the right answer.

Question 11: According to the passage, which of the following is/ are true about an NFA?

a) It is not a financial product

b) It is not in line with compliance related objectives of financial inclusion.

c) It is a cautious move by financial institutions

d) It rejuvenated the whole realm of financial realm

e) None of the above

Answer/ Explanation: c) It is a cautious move by financial institutions

According to the last paragraph, option c is the right answer.

Question 12: Which of the following is most nearly the same in meaning to the word in bold as used in the passage?

Baton

a) Defect

b) Stick

c) Responsibility

d) Credit

e) Offer

answer/ Explanation: c) Responsibility

From the sentence 'Public policy vouches financial inclusion as a national priority, and the main stream financial institutions in India carry the baton (albeit with some caution)', one can say that carrying the baton means taking forward the responsibility.

Question 13: The 'inclusion hiatus' mentioned in the last sentence of the first paragraph refers to

a) the confusion created by multiple front end devices, ultra-low cost delivery models, etc.

b) the deficiency of innovations in catering to the Indian poor.

c) the gap between the rich and poor in India

d) the inadequacy of the financial inclusion to extend services to the poor in India.

Answer/ Explanation: d) the inadequacy of the financial inclusion to extend services to the poor in India.

The meaning of the word hiatus is a gap. Inclusion hiatus refers to a gap in including people. Option 4 rightly captures the meaning of inclusion hiatus.

Question 14: Which of the following are true according to the Findex 2012 report?

a) Less than 35% of the poorest Indian adults have a bank account.

b) Poverty is the reason for not using formal bank accounts.

c) Lack of financial literacy compounds the problem of financial inclusion.

d) Appropriate financial products are the need of the hour for financial inclusion.

e) All of the above.

Answer/ Explanation: e) All of the above

All the statements have been mentioned in the passage.

Question 15: Which of the following is the most similar in meaning to the word in bold as used in the passage?

Vouches

a) Presents

b) Endorses

c) Confirms

d) Proves

e) Verifies

Answer/ Explanation:

The meaning of the word couch is to assert or confirm. Hence, option c is the answer.

Question 16: Choose the statement that best follows the given paragraph.

The first photographic technologies were produced during the 1830s and 40s. The invention of photography would revolutionize culture and communication in the West forever. For the first time, images of 'real' life could be captured for posterity and sent around the world. Portraits of loyalty and other celebrities (far more accurate than paintings) allowed members of the public to feel they were viewing these people 'in the flesh'..........................

a) so the subjects understood their rules better

b) The dead could be remembered; the fleeting could be fixed.

c) The next dream of man was to start recording videos.

d) As a result, celebrities flocked to photographers

e) However, man's thirst was never quenched.

Answer/ Explanation: b) The dead could be remembered; the fleeting could be fixed.

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