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 QUESTIONS
 ANSWERS

Nationality:

A candidate must be a citizen of India in order to apply for this post

Age :

Between 18 and 28 years.

Relaxation in the Upper Age Limit:

Upper age limit will be relaxed as under :

Sr. No. Category Relaxation in Age
(i) Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe (SC / ST) By 5 years, i.e. up to 33 years
(ii) Other Backward Classes (OBC) By 3 years, i.e. up to 31 years
(iii) Persons with Disabilities (PWD) By 10 years (GEN) 13 years (OBC) & 15 years(SC/ST)
(iv) Ex-Servicemen To the extent of service rendered by them in Armed Forces plus an additional period of 3years subject to maximum of 50 years.
(v) Widows/divorced women/ women judicially separated who are not re-married By 10 years
(vi) Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu and Kashmir between 1st January, 1980 and 31st December, 1989. By 5 years

 

NOTE: Cumulative Age Relaxation will not be available either under the above items or in combination with any other items.

Candidates seeking age relaxation are required to submit copies of necessary certificate(s) at the time of interview.

 

Educational Qualifications :

i) At least a Bachelor’s Degree in any disciplinewith a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for SC/ST/PWD candidates) in the aggregate and the knowledge of word processing on PC.

ii) A candidate belonging to Ex-servicemen category should either be a graduate from a recognized University or should have passed the matriculation or its equivalent examination of the Armed Forces and rendered at least 15 years of defence service.

iii) Candidates applying for post in a particular state should be proficient in the language of the state i.e. know to read, write, speak and understand the language


 QUESTIONS
 ANSWERS

Selection will be through Online Examination and Interview.

 

Online Examination:

The Online Examination will be for 200 marks

 

Sr. No. Name of Tests (Objective) No of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time
1 Test of Reasoning 40 40 2 Hours
2 Test of English Language 40 40
3 Test of Numerical Ability 40 40
4 Test of General Awareness 40 40
5 Test of Computer Knowledge 40 40
Total 200 200

 

Difficulty Level:

Easy to Moderate (IBPS Clerk Level questions will be asked for this exam.

i) The above tests except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

ii) A candidate has to qualify in each part of the Objective test separately. There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/4th marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. Candidates will have to pass in each of the objective tests. (Cut off marks will be decided by the bank)

iii) Final selection will be on the basis of candidate’s performance in the written examination and interview taken together in order of merit.


 QUESTIONS
 ANSWERS

Numerical Ability: Number Systems, Simplification, Number series, Missing/Wrong Number, Ratio and Proportion, Average, Ages, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns, Time and Distance, Time and Work, Simple & Compound Interest, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Partnership, Areas and Volumes, Permutations and combinations, Probability.

Data Interpretation: – Have a glance of Pie charts, Bar graphs, Line graphs. Mixed graphs, Case study, Data tables

 

Logical Reasoning / General Intelligence: Verbal Reasoning: Analytical Reasoning, Distance Test,

Seating Arrangement, Eligibility test (Decision making), Analogy, Classification, Coding Decoding, Odd Man out, Series, Mathematical Operation, Blood Relationships, Alphabet test, Data Sufficiency, Syllogism, Statements

Non Verbal Reasoning: Have a glance of Series (Non Verbal), Mirror/water image, Classification (Non Verbal), Analogy (Non Verbal)

 

General English: Synonyms, Antonyms, Vocabulary, Spotting errors, Idioms and Phrases, Sentence Improvement, Sentence Rearrangement, substitution, Cloze Tests, Inappropriate Usage of Words, Sentence Correction, English Comprehension
General Awareness: (Give preference to RBI Related banking topics)

Banking terms, History of RBI and Policies, Social Function of Banks, Schemes, World Organizations, National and International Current affairs, Important Events, New Appointments, Books and Authors, Prizes and Awards, Famous Places and persons, Days to remember.

 

Computer Knowledge: Basic computer fundamentals, History and Future of Computers, Basic Software & Hardware and their functionalities, Computer Operations / Shortcut Keys, Networking, abbreviation used in computers, Microsoft-office, Computer Languages, Internet.

 

Blue Print
Year   2012 Dec-11 2011
Topics Sub topic    
Numerical Ability Square Roots, Cube roots 2 2
Number System 3 6
Power
Surds & indices 1 1
Fraction 4 3
Time & Distance 2 2
HCF & LCM
Divisibility
Ratio & Proportion 1 1
Chain rule 1
Time & Work
Mensuration
simplification 12 12
Average 1 3
Clock 1 1
Discount
Triangle
Pipes & Cisterns
Partnership
Profit & Loss 2 1
Percentage 6 5
Probability
Simple & compound Interest 2 2
Number series 6 5
Area 4 4
Age 1 1
Train 1 1
    

DATA INTERPRETATION

 

BAR GRAPH
Time and distance
Ratio and Proportion
Number System
Percentage
PIE GRAPH
Ratio & Proportion
Discount
Profit & loss
Percent
Number System
Average
LINE GRAPH
Percentage
Average
Ratio & proportion
Passage
Ratio & proportion
Number System
Percentage
TABLE
Percentage
Number System
Average
Ratio & Proportion
Verbal Reasoning Analogy
Letter Series 1
Alphabet Test 2 1
Number Series 1 1
Number Ranking
Alpha Numeric Sequence Puzzles 5
Sequential output Tracing 5
Seating Arrangement 5 5
Analytical Reasoning 5 5
Blood Relations
Coding & Decoding 2 7
Statements
Deriving Conclusions 5
Data sufficiency 5 5
Directions test
Mathematical Operations 5 5
Syllogisms 5 5
Statements
Non-verbal Reasoning Analogy
Completion of series 10 10
Complete & Incomplete pattern
Cubes & Dice
English Spotting Errors 10 10
Synonyms 3 3
Antonyms 2 2
Idioms & Phrase
Vocabulary
Sentence Improvement 5 5
Substitutions
Sentence Rearrangement
Comprehension 10 10
Sentence Completion 5 5
Spelling Correction 5 5
Cloze Test 10 10
General Knowledge Awards 2 3
Banking 18 15
Books & Authors 1 3
History
Marketing
Geography
Constitution of India 7 7
Abbreviations 3
Space
Constitution of India – Current Affairs
Famous Place 2 3
Days to remember 1 1
Indian Economy 4 4
Sports 4 5
Miscellaneous 3 4
General Science 1
Famous Persons 4 4
Agriculture 1
Computer Knowledge
Computer Knowledge 50 50


 QUESTIONS
 ANSWERS

Nationality:

A candidate must be a citizen of India in order to apply for the post of clerical cadre in State Bank of India.

Age Limit:

A candidate should be between 20 – 28 years

Age Relaxation:
SC / ST  05 Years
Other Backward Classes (OBC)  03 Years
PWD (Gen)  10 Years
PWD (SC /ST)  15 Years
PWD (OBC)  13 Years
Persons domiciled in Kashmir Division of Jammu & Kashmir State during the period from 01 January 1980 to 31 December 1989  5 years
Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen  Actual period of service rendered in defence services +    3 years
Widows, Divorced women and women  9 year

Cumulative age relaxation will not be available either under above items or in combination with any other item.

Educational Qualification:

A Degree (Graduation level) from a recognised university, or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central/State Government. Those who are in the final year of Graduation/Semester may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the Graduation Examination on or before the recruitment notification date.

Note: (a) The date of passing the eligibility examination will be the date appearing on the mark sheet/provisional certificate or the date on which the result was posted on the web site of the university / institution. Candidate having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before the recruitment notification date.

(b) Matriculate Ex-servicemen, who have obtained the Indian Army Special Certificate of Education or corresponding certificate in the Navy or Air Force, after having completed not less than 15 years of service in Armed Forces of the Union are also eligible for the post. Such certificates should be dated on or before the recruitment notification date.

(c) Should be able to write and speak English.

(d) Knowledge of local language will be an added qualification

Candidates seeking age relaxation are required to submit copies of necessary certificate(s) at the time of interview, if qualifying .No change in the category of any candidate is possible after registration of online application. No correspondence/email/ phone will be entertained in this regard.


 QUESTIONS
 ANSWERS

SBI Clerical selection procedure consists of two phases – Online Exam & Interview 

Phase 1: Online Examination
Examination Pattern
Subjects Questions Max Marks Duration of the Examination
General Awareness 40 40 Composite time of 135 minutes or 2 hours 15 minutes
General English 40 40
Quantitative Aptitude 40 40
Reasoning Ability 40 40
Marketing/Computer 40 40

There will be negative marking (0.25 per wrong answer) hence you have to be very careful while attempting the paper.

Cutoff marks in each of the tests will be decided by the Bank on the basis of the performance of all the competing candidates taken together in each test to a minimum required level.

Candidates are also required to score a minimum percentage marks on aggregate (For SC/ST/OBC/PWD/XS candidates, 5% relaxation available thereon) for being considered for interview. Minimum percentage marks on aggregate will be decided by the bank.

 Note:

i) Level of Questions: In SBI Clerk Exam difficulty level of the questions is going to be very easy. Most of the questions will be straight forward therefore a well prepared student can solved most of the questions quickly and with high accuracy.

ii) Time Management: General Awareness 15 minutes, General English 20 minutes, Quantitative Aptitude 35 minutes, Reasoning 35 minutes, Marketing/Computer 20 minutes and the remaining 10 minutes for checking and attempting remaining questions.

 Phase 2: Interview

Candidates qualified in the test will be placed according to their marks in descending order in respective categories. Depending upon the number of vacancies only certain number of candidates from amongst those who qualify by ranking high enough in the merit will be called for interview in the ratio of maximum 3 candidates for each vacancy.

Candidates are required to score a minimum percentage marks (to be decided by the bank) in interview to be considered for final selection. Weightage for knowledge of local language will be given in accordance with the Govt. guidelines. Final selection will be made on the basis of candidate’s performance in the test and interview taken together.

Note:

Interview call letters will be uploaded on the Bank’s website after declaration of result of online test. Candidates will have to download the same from our website. No hard copy of interview call letter will be sent by post.


 QUESTIONS
 ANSWERS

Quantitative Aptitude:

Number system, HCF and LCM, Simplifications (15-20 questions), Roots & Averages, Surds & Indices, Percentages, Profit & Loss, Ratio & Proportion, Partnership, Chain rule, Time & work, Pipes & Cisterns, Time & Distances, Problems on trains, Boats & streams, Allegation & mixtures, Simple Interest, Compound interest, Stocks & Shares, clocks & algorithms, Mensuration, Volume& surface area, permutations & combinations, heights & distances

Data Interpretation: line graphs, bar graphs, pie charts, Table

 Reasoning Ability:

Verbal reasoning: Alphabet Test, Number Series Test, Odd Man Out,  Analogy, Coding & decoding, Blood relations, Sitting arrangements, Direction test, Series completion, syllogisms, Decision making, Statement and Conclusion and Data Sufficiency

Non verbal reasoning: Analogy, Series completion, Classification, completing incomplete patterns

 General English:

Vocabulary, synonyms & Antonyms, Reading Comprehension of basic level, Idioms & Phrases, Spotting Errors, Sentence completion, Sentence Improvement, Fill in the blanks, Cloze Test, Sentence Correction, Substitution, Theme detection

 General Awareness:

National Events ,International Events, history, geography, culture, Indian constitutions, Persons, Places, Awards, Sports, Books and Authors, Important Dates, Science and Technology, Sports, Economy, banking and finance.

 Marketing Aptitude:

Marketing Basics, Terminology and Abbreviations, Marketing Concept, Marketing Types, Marketing Mix, Concept of Buying & Selling, SWOT Analysis, CRM, Market Research, Market Information, Market Segmentation, Branding, Marketing Research.

 Computer Awareness:

Basic Computer Terminology, Abbreviations, Hard ware and Software basics, Operating Systems, Shortcut Keys, Internet, Information Security, MS Office, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point, MS access, internet & networks, Basic security concepts, Latest technologies

 SBI Clerk Blue Print
Subjects Year / Topics 2011 8 Nov 2012 15 Nov 2012 22 Nov 2012 16 Nov 2012 23 Nov 2013 30 Nov 2013 2014
Quantitative Aptitude Percentage and of 3 4 5 5 5 5 5 3
Addition, subtraction 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Power 2 1 1
Division 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Multiplication 1 2 1 1 1
Multi Division 3 3 2 4 4 3 3 1
Square, Cube and Roots 3 1 2 1 1 8
Number Series 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Number System 1 2 2 2 3 2 1 8
Average 1 1 1 1 2 3 1
Simple and compound Interest 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1
Ratio & Proportion 1 2 2 1 1 2 2
Percentage 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 4
Fraction 3 3 2 2 4 4 1
Time and Work 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Trains 1 1 1 1 1 1 3
Profit and Loss 1 2 1 2 1 1 1
Chain Rule 1 1 1 1 1 1
Partnership 2 1 1 1
Age 1 1 1 1 2
DI Case Studies 5
DI (Table) 5 5 5 5 5 5 5  
Data Interpretation (Bar) 5
Reasoning Analogy 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Number Ranking 1 2 1 2 1 1
Alphabet Test 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Blood Relation 2 1
Coding-Decoding 7 2 2 2 3 8 7 7
Seating Arrangement 5 6 7 6 6 5 5  
Letter Series 2 2 2 2 4 2 2 1
Analytical Reasoning 6
Mathematical Operations 5 7 7 7 6 5 5  
Alpha Numeric Sequence Puzzles 5 6 6 6 6 5 4  
Syllogism 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 10
Directions Test 1
Data Sufficiency 6
Non-Verbal Series 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
English Comprehension 13 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Synonyms 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Antonyms 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Spotting Errors 10 5 15
Idiom and Phrase 5 5 5 5 5 5 5  
Spelling Correction 5 5 5 5 5 5  
Sentence Completion 5
Substitutions 5
Sentence Rearrangement 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Cloze Test 10 10 10 10 10 10  
General Knowledge Banking 9 10 12 14 10 10 8 17
Books and Authors 2 1 2 1 2 3 2 3
Constitutions of India 6 8 4 5 5 7 8 5
History 4 2 2 2 2 2
Marketing 1 2 1 1
Indian Economy 4 5 5 3 6 4 6 4
Famous Places 7 4 1 1 3
Geography 1 1 2
Sports 3 2 3 4 4 5 3
Famous Personalities 1 2 4
Awards 1 2 3 4 4 5 3  
Research stations and Institutions in India 1
Miscellaneous (Space), Projects 3 2 1 1 1 2
General Science 1 1 3 2 2
Agriculture 2 1 2 1 2 2
Abbreviations 1 1
Days to Remember 2 1 1
Inventions 1
Current Affairs – Famous Personality, Famous Place 2 3
Computer Knowledge Database 4 3 2 40
Network 3 1 3 2 4 2
Hardware 6 4 6 6 4 3 6
Software 4 6 2 1 2 3 4
Basics of computer 1 10 9 8 8 6 6
Internet 3 2 1 2 1 1
Marketing Aptitude 19 20 20 21 19 21 21


 QUESTIONS
 ANSWERS

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:

A Degree (Graduation level) from a recognised university, or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central/State Government. Note:

(a) The date of passing the eligibility examination will be the date appearing on the mark sheet/ provisional certificate or the date on which the result was posted on the website of the university / institution. Candidate having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 01.12.2014.

(b) Matriculate Ex-servicemen, who have obtained the Indian Army Special Certificate of Education or corresponding certificate in the Navy or Air Force, after having completed not less than 15 years of service in Armed Forces of the Union are also eligible for the post. Such certificates should be dated on or before 01.12.2014.

(c) Should be able to write and speak English.

(d) Knowledge of local language will be an added qualification.

Age Limit:

A candidate should be between 20 – 28 years as on 01-05-2014 for the July/August 2014 exam.

Category Age Relaxation (years)
SC/ST 5
OBC 3
PWD 10
Domiciled in J & K during the period 1/1/1980 to 31/12/1989 5
RESERVATION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITY (PWD):

Vacancies are reserved for Disabled (Physically Challenged) Persons under Section 33 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (1 of 1996) as per government guidelines. Candidates with following disabilities are eligible to apply as per the definitions given in the above act:

a) Blindness

b) Low Vision

c) Hearing Impairment

d) Locomotor Disability or Cerebral Palsy.

Only such persons would be eligible for reservation in services/ posts who suffer from not less than 40% of relevant disability. A person who wants to avail the benefit of reservation will have to submit a Disability Certificate issued by Medical Board duly constituted by Central or State Government. The certificate should be dated on or before last date of registration of application.   Candidates falling in the following categories of the disabled may apply for the post:

Categories of the Disabled suitable for the post: OA, BL, OL, PD, D, B, LV

(a) impaired reach;OA – One arm affected (Right or Left) –

(b) weakness of grip;

(c) ataxia BL – Both legs affected but not arms, OL – One leg affected (Right or Left), PD – Partially deaf D – Deaf, B – Blind, LV – Low Vision Only those Visually handicapped persons who suffer from any one of the following conditions are eligible to apply.

i) Total absence of sight.

ii) Visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (Snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses.

iii) Limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degrees or worse. Candidates having low vision as defined in Chapter I, Para 2 (u) of The persons with Disabilities (Equal opportunities, protections of rights and full participation) Act 1995. The blind candidates/low vision candidates and candidates who are locomotor impaired in both hands and both arms and candidates whose writing speed is affected by cerebral palsy can use own scribe at their cost during the examination.

In all such cases where a scribe is used, the following rules will apply:

i) The candidatewill have to arrange his/her own scribe at his/her own cost.

ii) Both the candidate as well as the scribe will have to give a suitable undertaking in the prescribed format with passport size photograph of scribe at the time of online test.

iii) Blind/low vision candidates/candidates who are locomotor impaired in both arms and whose writing speed is affected and also candidates whose writing speed is affected by Cerebral Palsy are eligible for compensatory time of 20minutes for every hour of the examination.

EX-SERVICEMAN

Only those candidates shall be treated as Ex-Servicemen who fulfil the revised definition as laid down in Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms NotificationNo.36034/5/85/Estt(SCT) dated 27thOctober, 1986 as amended from time to time. Disabled Ex-Servicemen: Ex-Servicemen who while serving in Armed Forces of the Union were disabled in operation against the enemy or in disturbed areas shall be treated as Disabled Ex-Servicemen. Dependents of Servicemen killed inAction : Servicemen killed in the following operations would be deemed to have been killed in action attributable to Military Service

(a) war

(b) warlike operations or border skirmishes either with Pakistan on cease fire line or any other country

(c) Fighting against armed hostiles in a counter insurgency environment viz. Nagaland, Mizoram, etc.

(d) Serving with peace-keeping mission abroad

(e) Laying or clearance of mines including enemy mines as also mine sweeping operation between onemonth before and threemonths after conclusion of an operation

(f) Frost-bite during actual operations or during the period specified by the Government

(g) Dealing with agitating Para- Military forces personnel

(h) IPKF personnel killed during the operations in Sri Lanka. The reservation available to such candidates shall be asmentioned under point no. 2 given underthe vacancy table. For the purpose of this reservation, the member of the family would include his widow, son and daughter or near relations who agree to support his family. The relaxation in upper age and educational qualifications available to Ex-servicemenwill not be available to dependents of Servicemen killed in action.

NOTE:

1) (i) Candidates, who are released / retired from Armed Forces, are required to submit a certificate as per Proforma ‘A’ attached to this advertisement if they do not possess discharge certificate/booklet,

(ii) The candidates, who are still serving in Armed Forces and desirous of applying under Ex-Servicemen category will be required to submit a certificate (Proforma ‘B’) from the competent authority showing his/her candidates whose SPE is completed on or before 31.12.2015 only are eligible to apply under this recruitment. They will also be required to submit the release letter along with a self-declaration at the time of joining the Bank that he/she is entitled to the benefits admissible to Ex-Servicemen in terms of Govt. of India rules,

(iii) Those candidates, who have already completed their initial period of engagement and are on extended assignment, are required to submit certificate as per Proforma ‘D’. If selected, such candidates mentioned in (ii) and (iii) above, should get released and join the Bank on or before 29.02.2016. These certificates are required to be submitted at the time of interview invariably.

2) The Territorial Army Personnel will be treated as Ex-Servicemen w.e.f. 15.11.1986.

3)An Ex-Serviceman who has once joined a Government job on the civil side after availing of the benefits given to him as an Ex-Serviceman for his reemployment, his Ex-Serviceman status will be governed in terms of OM No.36014/1/2014 Estt(Res) dated.


 QUESTIONS
 ANSWERS

SBI Associate Clerical selection procedure consists of two phases – Online Exam & Interview 

Online Examination Pattern
Subjects Questions Max Marks Time
General Awareness 40 40 Composite time of 135 minutes or 2 hours 15 minutes
General English 40 40
Quantitative Aptitude 40 40
Reasoning Ability 40 40
Marketing/Computer 40 40

The questions in objective tests, except for the test of General English, will be bilingual i.e., English & Hindi.
There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/4th mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. Candidates will have to pass in each of the objective tests.
The passing marks in each of the tests will be decided by the Bank on the basis of the performance of all the competing candidates taken together in each test to a minimum required level. Candidates are also required to score a minimum percentage marks on aggregate (For SC/ST/OBC/PWD/XS candidates, 5% relaxation available thereon) for being considered for interview. Minimum percentage marks on aggregate will be decided by the bank.

NOTE:

Other detailed information regarding the examination will be given in the ‘Acquaint Yourself’ booklet, which will be made available to the eligible candidates along with the call letter for the test.

Interview:

Candidates qualified in the test will be placed according to their marks in descending order in respective categories. Depending upon the number of vacancies only certain number of candidates from amongst those who qualify by ranking high enough in the merit will be called for interview in the ratio of maximum 3 candidates for each vacancy. Candidates are required to score a minimum percentage marks (to be decided by the bank) in interview to be considered for final selection. 5% relaxation for SC/ST/ OBC/PWD/XS category will be available thereon. The knowledge of local languages will be tested in the interveiw. 10% weightage would be given out of total marks (35) for interview for possessing working knowledge of local language. Final selectionwill bemade on the basis of candidate’s performance in the test and interview taken together.

Note:

Interview call letters will be uploaded on the Bank’s website after declaration of result of online test. Candidates will have to download the same from our website. No hard copy of interview call letter will be sent by post.

Final selection will be made on the basis of performance in the online test and interview taken together.
Merely satisfying the eligibility norms does not entitle a candidate to be called for test or interview.


 QUESTIONS
 ANSWERS

Syllabus for SBI Associate Bank Clerk will be mostly same as SBI Clerk examination

1. Quantitative Aptitude

Arithmetic: Numbers, Simplification, Root, Average, Surds and Indices, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Chain Rule, Time and Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Time and Distance, Problems on Trains, Boats and Streams, Allegation, Simple Interest ,Compound Interest, Stocks and Shares, Clocks, Logarithm, Menstruation, Volume and Surface Area, Permutation and Combination, Probability, Heights and Distances.

Data interpretation:

Line Graphs, Bar Graphs, Pie Charts and Tabulation.

2. Reasoning Ability

Alphabet Test, Number Series Test, Odd Man Out,  Analogy, Coding & decoding, Blood relations, Sitting arrangements, Direction test, Series completion, syllogisms, Decision making, Statement and Conclusion and Data Sufficiency

3. General English

Vocabulary: Synonyms, Antonyms, Homonyms, Word Formation, Sentence Completion.

Comprehension: Theme detection, Deriving Conclusion, Passage Completion.

Error Detection and Rearrangement: Passage Correction, Sentence Detection, Spelling.

Grammar: Active Passive voice, Direct Indirect Speech.

General Usage: Idioms and Phrases.

4.  General Awareness

Knowledge of Current Affairs, Sports, History, Geography, Culture, Indian Constitution, Scientific Research, India and its  neighboring countries.

5. Marketing Aptitude

Marketing Basics, Terminology and Abbreviations, Marketing Concept, Marketing Types, Marketing Mix, Concept of Buying & Selling, SWOT Analysis, CRM, Market Research, Market Information, Market Segmentation, Branding, Marketing Research.

6. Computer Awareness

Basic Computer Terminology, Abbreviations, Hard ware and Software basics, Operating Systems, Shortcut Keys, Internet, Information Security, MS Office, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point, MS access, internet & networks, Basic security concepts, Latest technologies

 Blue Print

Subjects Year 23 Nov 2010 30 Nov 2010 2011
Quantitative Aptitude Percentage and of 5 5 3
Addition, subtraction 2 2
Power 1
Division 1 1
Multiplication
Multi Division 3 3 1
Square, Cube and Roots 1 8
Number Series 5 5 5
Number System 2 1 8
Average 2 3 1
Simple and compound Interest 1 1 1
Ratio & Proportion 2 2
Percentage 2 2 4
Fraction 4 4 1
Time and Work 1 1 1
Trains 1 1 3
Profit and Loss 1 1 1
Chain Rule 1 1
Partnership 1
Age 1 1 2
DI Case Studies
DI (Table) 5 5  
Data Interpretation (Bar)
Reasoning Analogy 2 2 2
Number Ranking 1 1
Alphabet Test 2 2 2
Blood Relation 1
Coding-Decoding 8 7 7
Seating Arrangement 5 5  
Letter Series 2 2 1
Analytical Reasoning 6
Mathematical Operations 5 5  
Alpha Numeric Sequence Puzzles 5 4  
Syllogism 5 5 10
Directions Test 1
Data Sufficiency 6
Non-Verbal Series 5 5 5
English Comprehension 10 10 10
Synonyms 3 3 3
Antonyms 2 2 2
Spotting Errors 15
Idiom and Phrase 5 5  
Spelling Correction 5 5  
Sentence Completion 5
Substitutions
Sentence Rearrangement 5 5 5
Cloze Test 10 10  
General Knowledge Banking 10 8 17
Books and Authors 3 2 3
Constitutions of India 7 8 5
History 2 2
Marketing 1
Indian Economy 4 6 4
Famous Places
Geography 2
Sports 5 3
Famous Personalities 4
Awards 5 3  
Research stations and Institutions in India
Miscellaneous (Space), Projects 1 1 2
General Science 2 2
Agriculture 2 2
Abbreviations
Days to Remember 1
Inventions
Current Affairs – Famous Personality, Famous Place 3
Computer Knowledge Database 2 40
Network 4 2
Hardware 3 6
Software 3 4
Basics of computer 6 6
Internet 1 1
Marketing Aptitude 21 21


 QUESTIONS
 ANSWERS

Please note that the eligibility criteria specified herein are the basic criteria for applying for the post. Candidates must necessarily produce the relevant documents in original and a photocopy in support of their identity and eligibility -pertaining to category, nationality, age, educational qualifications etc as indicated in the online application form. Please note that no change of category will be permitted at any stage after registration of the online application and the result will be processed considering the category under which has been made, subject to guidelines of the Government of India in this regard. Merely applying for CWE/ appearing for and being shortlisted in CWE and/or in the subsequent interview and/ subsequent processes does not imply that a candidate will necessarily be offered employment in any of the Participating Organisations. No request for considering the candidature under any category other than the one in which applied will be entertained

Nationality / Citizenship

A candidate must be either

  • a Citizen of India or
  • a subject of Nepal or
  • a subject of Bhutan or
  • a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1 January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
  • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
Age Limit

Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 28 years i.e. a candidate must have been born not earlier than 02 August 1986 and not later than 01 August 1994 (both dates inclusive)

Relaxation of Upper age limit:

Sr. No. Category Age relaxation
1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
2 Other Backward Classes 3 years
3 Persons With Disability 10 years
4 Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years
5 Widows Divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried 9 years
6 Persons ordinarily domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89 5 years
7 Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
8 Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only) 5 years
NOTE:

Candidates seeking age relaxation will be required to submit copies of necessary certificate(s) at the time of Interview and at any subsequent stage of the recruitment process as required by IBPS/ Participating Organization. The following rules applicable to Ex-Servicemen re-employed under the Central government would apply to Ex-Servicemen candidates appearing for the CWE: Ex-Servicemen candidates who have already secured employment under the Central Government in Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ will be permitted the benefit of age relaxation as prescribed for Ex-Servicemen for securing another employment in a higher grade or cadre in Group ‘C’/ ‘D’ under the Central Government. However, such candidates will not be eligible for the benefit of reservation for Ex-Servicemen in Central Government jobs. An ex-Servicemen who has once joined a Government job on civil side after availing of the benefits given to him/her as an Ex-Servicemen for his/her re-employment, his/her Ex-servicemen status for the purpose of the re-employment in Government jobs ceases. Candidates who are still in the Armed Forces and desirous of applying under Ex-servicemen category whose date of completion of specific period of engagement (SPE)  is completed one year from the last date for receipt of online application i.e. on or before 09.09.2014 are eligible to apply.

Educational Qualifications:

Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

Computer Literacy:

Operating and working knowledge in computer systems is mandatory i.e. candidates should have Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/Language/ should have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/College/Institute.  Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/UT (candidates should know how to read/ write and speak the Official Language of the State/UT) for which vacancies a candidate wishes to apply is preferable. (Some questions may be put at the time of interview to ascertain the candidate’s familiarity with the Official Language of the State/UT) Ex-Servicemen who do not possess the above civil examination qualifications should be matriculate Ex-Servicemen who have obtained the Army Special Certificate of Education or corresponding certificate in the Navy or Air Force after having completed not less than 15 years of service in the Armed Forces of the Union as on 01.08.2013. Such certificates should be dated on or before 01.08.2013.

Note:

(1) Candidate should indicate the percentage obtained in Graduation calculated to the nearest two decimals in the online application. Where CGPA / OGPA is awarded, the same should be converted into percentage and indicate the same in online application.

(2) All the educational qualifications mentioned should be from a recognized University / Institution and the result should have been declared on or before 01.08.2013.

(3) Calculation of Percentage: The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s) / year(s) by aggregate maximum marks in all the subjects irrespective of honors / optional / additional optional subject, if any.

This will be applicable for those Universities also where Class / Grade is decided on basis of Honors marks only. The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.

Definitions of Ex-Servicemen (EXSM)

Ex-Servicemen (EXSM): 

Only those candidates shall be treated as Ex-servicemen who fulfill the revised definition as laid down in Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Personnel & Administrative Reforms Notification No.36034/5/85 Estt. (SCT) dated 27.01.1986 as amended from time to time.

Disabled Ex-Servicemen (DISXS):

Ex-servicemen who while serving in Armed Forces of the union were disabled in operation against the enemy or in disturbed areas shall be treated as Disabled Ex-servicemen (DISXS).

Dependents Of Servicemen Killed In Action (DXS):

Servicemen killed in the following operations would be deemed to have been killed in action attributable to military service war like operations or Border skirmishes either with Pakistan on cease fire line or any other country. fighting against armed hostiles in a counter insurgency environment  viz: Nagaland, Mizoram, etc. serving with peace keeping mission abroad. laying or clearance of mines including enemy mines as also mine sweeping  operation between one month before and three months after conclusion of an operation. frost bite during actual operations or during the period specified by the Government. dealing with agitating para-military forces personnel. IPKF Personnel killed during the operations in Sri Lanka. For the purpose of availing the concession of reservation for Dependents of Servicemen killed in action the member of the family would include his widow, son, daughter or his near relations who agree to support his family and an affidavit stating that the relaxation is availed by one dependent of Ex-servicemen or not availed by any Dependent of Servicemen killed in action will have to be submitted at the time of interview.The relaxation in upper age limit and in educational qualifications is not available to Dependents of Servicemen.

Note: The Territorial Army Personnel will be treated as ex-servicemen w.e.f. 15.11.1986.


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