Every job-seeker is ambitious and the ambitions are fulfilled through a secure and stable job. In India, stability in jobs is synonymous to government jobs. Even though a job in the PSU, bank jobs have shared the same space with a government job as it comes with a lot of opportunity, perks, and prestige.
Bank exams have always been a popular option among fresh graduates. They have been providing a job for millions of job-seekers in the form of probationary officers, clerks, specialist officers, etc. Jobs in the banking sector come with a good payment package, prestige, and career development options.
Bank exams are conducted by different agencies like IBPS, SBI, RBI, NABARD, IPPB, etc. They conduct various types of exams for different posts.
An extremely competitive field, like Bank, definitely requires skill and business acumen which are tested at their entrance tests. The exams conducted by banking organizations require speed, time management, and the required intelligence. This calls for a strong and ardent training session.
The more popular among the bank exams are the Probationary Officers’ Exam and the Clerical Exams.
The pattern of the exam
Both these exams involve at least two stages of elimination – Preliminary stage and Mains stage.
Essentially the questions are in the objective mode and the exam is a computer-based online test.
Objective Test: The sections involve questions from Numerical Ability, Reasoning Ability, Data Analysis and Interpretation, English Language, General Economics, Banking Awareness, Computer Aptitude, General Awareness, etc. As can be seen, this part assesses the skills required in banking.
Each section is allotted a specific time within which the questions have to be solved. In some exams (like clerical exams), there is sectional cut off for each section.
Each question carries a negative marking of 1/4th of the marks allotted to that question.
Descriptive Test: Exams like PO involve an additional exam of Descriptive Paper which assesses the candidates’ skill in business level writing of letter and essay. The test is conducted online and so typing skills are also important.
Interview Stage: Additionally, the third phase of such exams (that of PO) also involves an interview stage. SBI PO exams include group discussion also.
The final merit list is based on the performance in the Mains Exam and the interview stage.
Why is it popular?
Banks conduct exams regularly, at least 3-4 types of exams per year in the form of IBPS PO/ IBPS Clerk/ IBPS RRB/ SBI PO/SBI Clerk. And most of the exams have an almost similar syllabus with the number of questions and difficulty level varying. Studying and practicing for a year bears fruit since there is a steady flow of exams every year. And above all, the steady income and the prestige associated with the job.
How to prepare?
As mentioned earlier, time management and speed is the key to clearing the exam. Also important is the will to skip certain questions that would take up your time. Avoid guessing and focus on accuracy.
Such skills demand a thorough and determined practice both offline and online. Solving under pressure builds up the required stamina to crack the exam.
What at Dots Academy provides?
The strength of Dots Academy lies in their prowess as a Bank exam trainer. A new approach coupled with visionaries as faculties enhance the training process.
Our first stage of coaching involves 80% class sessions and 20% practice. Further, at the next stage, it is 50% class and 50% practice and final stage involve 20% class and 80 % practice. We cover the complete syllabus. Practice exercise involves mock tests and time-based modules both offline and online.
We provide quality bank coaching in Trivandrum as well as in Kollam at our respective centres. This involves both bank PO coaching in Trivandrum and bank PO coaching in Kollam. Without an iota of exaggeration, one can say that Dots Academy provides the best bank coaching in Kerala.