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IBPS/Bank PO: General Awareness Book & Papers With 3000 GK Questions

IBPS examinations are the single largest examinations conducted for recruitment in to private and public sector banks in India.

Sagar Mavani 

IBPS/Bank PO: General Awareness Book & Papers With 3000 GK Questions

examinations are the single largest examinations conducted for recruitment in to private and public sector banks in India. or Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts various examinations year round for recruitment in to various posts such as (PO), Clerks, Specialist Officers and personals for Different examinations are held for recruitment in to different posts such as PO examinations, Clerk examinations, SO examinations and RRB examinations. Syllabus for various examinations covers subjects and topics that are identical; it is the difficulty level that changes with the specific examinations.

Process of IBPS: Prelim, Main & Interview

In all examinations competition is stiff due to sheer number of candidates who apply and appear for these examinations. Thus candidates are required to prepare thoroughly and should have in-depth knowledge about various subjects and topics of examination syllabus. Candidates appearing for various examinations such as IBPS PO, Clerk, Officer, RRB Examinations must appear for two steps Common written exam (Preliminary and Mains). First candidates are required to qualify the short Preliminary examination and then they can appear for the main examination. The Preliminary and Main examination is then followed by interview after which recruitment is done on basis of the merit list.

Stronger the Knowledge, Higher Chances of Success

Due to tough competition to crack the examination candidates are expected to prepare for the examinations appropriately. The first step for the same is that the candidates should we well aware about the exam syllabus and pattern. Other than other subject and topics is one topic can prepare and score generously. But be aware that proper preparation is required for the same. Please note that as a topic is part of main examinations and not preliminary examinations.

In main examinations the syllabus can be further divided into 3 sub-topics which are

  • General Knowledge,
  • Current Affairs
  • Knowledge about Banking and Finance Sector.
General Knowledge: It is a vast subject and can cover anything under the sun. To prepare for this section candidates are advised to refer books on

Current Affairs: To prepare for the Current Affairs sections candidates are advised to read books and also read daily newspaper and watch daily or surfing media portals and stay abreast of current happening all around the world especially in financial, economy and banking sector.

Banking & Finance: To gain knowledge about Banking and Finance Sector candidates should read-up as much as possible about the same.

Best Reference Book For General Awareness

One of the best ways to prepare for the section of PO examination is to refer the Business Standard for & Bank PO book. The book contains more than 3000 relevant questions that candidates can learn and practise upon. The questions include latest topics such as GST, Budget 2017, Demonetisation and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and much more. Please find further details on this link.

For various examinations the has varied number of questions and marks. You will find the details below:

Examination (Section) No. Of Questions and Marks
PO Examination 40
Clerk Examination 40
SO Examination 50
RRB Examination (Officer and Assistant) 40

In the examination candidates can expect the section to consist of question from:
  • Indian constitution, awards, sports, important world events, economic development, legal/financial/agricultural issues, history and geography, about organizations and more.
Similarly from the Current Affair section one can expect question related to recent happenings from:
  • The world of international affairs, sports, politics, science and technology, government schemes and much more.
Finally the question from the Banking and Finance Sector may include questions about:
  • Role/types/functions/history of Banks, anything and everything related to banking regulations and RBI, Capital markets, fiscal policies, inflation, money markets, public finance and much more.

Quick Online Reference:

Other than the Business Standard for & Bank PO book another alternative method to prepare for the section of the examination is to sign up for Business Standard Learning solution - and Bank PO examination special online. The module consist of 3000+ questions on General Awareness, Banking and Economy covering topics such as Agriculture, Awards & Honours, Banking, Books & Authors, Budget, Business & Economy, International Developments, Politics & Government, Science & Technology, Sports and more. Please find further details on this link.   

First Published: Mon, October 16 2017. 14:18 IST