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Some tips that can help you to guide to prepare for Entrance Exams and can help you to get success in your coming exams.

Tip 1: Start early
Preparation for exams should begin earlier than the day before the test. You can’t cram an entire unit of information into an all-nighter. Get started at least a week before the exam.

Tip 2: Organize
Begin by making yourself a calendar outlining a daily schedule of topics for review. Cover a small amount of material for each class each day. Every time you complete a topic, give yourself a mini review.

Tip 3: Outline
Once you have decided what you need to study and how much time you need to spend studying, it is time to actually study. One of the best ways is to make succinct outlines. As you read over your textbook and class notes, write a brief summary for each topic. Highlight the areas in your outline that were most troublesome. When you have finished with all the material, you will have an outline you can review.

Tip 4: Make flashcards
Similar to outlining, making flashcards is a really helpful technique for studying. By writing down the information from your outline, you are already doing half the studying. Once the flashcards are complete, you will have a portable study packet to look over.

Tip 5: Get help
If you are having trouble memorizing something or a particular concept is just not sinking in, get help before it’s too late. Ask your teacher to go over a glitch you might be having. Or if memorizing 200 vocabulary words seems like too much to do, recruit your family members to quiz you with index cards.

Tip 6: Sleep
You need at least seven hours of sleep a night to function. Tests are designed to make you think. If you are sleep-deprived, you won’t be able to remember any of the information you worked so hard to cram into your brain.

Tip 7:Stay calm
Do not panic at the exam! Even if at first glance the test is overwhelming, remember to breathe. If a question seems too hard, answer all the questions you know, then return to the ones you left blank. Remind yourself that you are prepared.

Tip 8: Don’t rush
You have spent at least two weeks studying, so what’s another couple of minutes? Work through the exam slowly and read all the questions before answering them. If you are done before the time is up, look over your answers.

Tip 9: Relax post-exam
Don’t let panic overwhelm you. Even if you think you bombed the exam, worrying will not change your score. It may, however, affect your mindset for your next final. Zone out the last test and stay focused on the next one. Odds are, you didn’t do as badly as you think.

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The Joint Entrance Examination (Main) is conducted by the JEE Apex Board for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programmes in NITs, IIITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions etc. Now, AIEEE is known as JEE (Main) and IIT -JEE as JEE (Advanced).
JEE (Main) is also an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs.

Eligibility Required to apply for Joint Entrance Examination (Main) Exam are as below:

– Candidates must have qualified Class XII examination in the 10+2 pattern of the examination from a recognised Central/State Board of Secondary examination for CBSE or ISCE.
– Intermediate or two-year Pre-University Examination conducted by a recognised Board/University.
– Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
– Any Public School/Board/University in India or in foreign countries recognised by the Association of Indian Universities or as equivalent to 10+2 pattern
– HSC Vocation examination.
– A pass grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects.
– HSC 3 or 4-year diploma from AICTE approved State Board of Technical Education.

NOTE:
– Candidates who are appearing in the Class XII final or equivalent examination may also appear in the JEE (Main) exam.
– Candidates can take a maximum number of 3 attempts at exam as per the Eligibility Criteria.

Exam Pattern for JEE (Mains): JEE (Main) will have two papers, Paper-1 and Paper-2. Candidates may take Paper-1, or Paper-2, or both as per the course(s) they are seeking admission to. Refer table below for requirement of papers for different courses:

COURSEPAPERS
B.ARCH/B. PLANNING(At Institutions other than IITs)Paper –2
All other undergraduate coursesPaper –1

Subject combination for each paper, type of questions in each paper and mode of examination available is given in the table below:

PAPERSUBJECTSTYPE OF QUESTIONSMODE OF EXAMTIME DURATION
Paper 1Physics, Chemistry &
Mathematics
Objective type with equal
weightage to Physics,
Chemistry & Mathematics
Pen and Paper based
OR Computer based
3 hours
Paper 2Mathematics – Part I
Aptitude Test – Part II &
Drawing Test – Part III
Objective type
Objective type
Questions to test drawing
aptitude
Only Pen and Paper
based
3 hours

Some of the books which can help candidates to prepare for JEE (Mains) exam are suggested as below-

FOR PAPER- I

1) Best Books for JEE Mains Mathematics:

2) Best Books for JEE Mains Physics:

3) Best Books for JEE Mains Chemistry:


For complete practice of all the three subjects of JEE Mains. You can buy complete set of below practice papers. These will really prove very helpful in your JEE MAINS Preperation:

FOR PAPER- II : Best Books for B. Arch. Exam Preparation:

These books consists of all the related topics at one place.

For the Preparation Books of JEE Advance 2015, you can refer here.

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Delhi conducts Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher for classes I to VIII. CTET was introduced by the Government of India in order to improve standards in teaching in 2011.
All graduates including B.A, B.Sc, B.Com etc. are eligible to take the test. All B.Ed. graduates need to pass this exam to work as a teacher.
A candidate has to score over 60 per cent to clear the eligibility test. The Validity Period of CTET qualifying certificate for appointment will be seven years from the date of declaration of its result for all categories.

Required Eligibility to Apply for CTET Exam: The candidates having the following minimum educational qualification are eligible for appearing in CTET Exam:

Minimum Educational Qualifications for becoming Teacher for Classes I-V (Primary Stage): Candidate must posses any one of the below stated qualification-

  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known),in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations, 2002.
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed).
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Education (Special Education)*.
  • Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of two year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known)

Minimum Educational Qualification for becoming Teacher for Classes VI-VIII (Elementary Stage): Candidate must posses any one of the below stated qualification-

  • Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).
  • Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed).
  • Graduation with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations issued from time to time in this regard.
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed).
  • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4-year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A. Ed/B.Sc.Ed.
  • Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education)*

Exam Pattern of Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET):

The CTET examination will be of objective type Multiple Choice Question (MCQ’s). There will be no negative marking. There will be 2 papers of CTET.

(i) Paper I will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes I to V.
(ii) Paper II will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.

NOTE: A person who intends to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and classes VI to VIII) will have to appear in both the papers (Paper I and Paper II)

Paper I Pattern (for Class I to V) Primary Stage : All sections Compulsory

Part Subject Max. Marks Max. Questions Time Alloted
I Child Development and Pedagogy30302.5 hours
IILanguage I 3030
IIILanguage II 3030
IVMathematics 3030
VEnvironmental Studies3030

Note: A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options.

Paper II Pattern (for Class VI to VIII) Elementary Stage : All sections Compulsory

Part Subject Max. Marks Max. Questions Time Alloted
I Child Development and Pedagogy30302.5 hours
IILanguage I 3030
IIILanguage II 3030
IV(a) For Mathematics and Science teacher :
Mathematics and Science
(b) For Social Studies/Social Science teacher :
Social Science
(c) For any other teacher–either (a) or (b)
6060

NOTE: CTET Complete Syllabus for Paper I and Paper II can be downloaded from here.

Some of the books which can help candidates to prepare for Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) Examination are suggested as below-

Books For CTET Examination Paper I (for Class I to V) Primary Stage Preparation :

1) In English:                                             2) In Hindi:

Books For CTET Examination Paper II (for Class VI to VIII) Elementary Stage Preparation :

1)CTET Mathematics/Science Books                    

1) In English:                                             2) In Hindi:

2)CTET Social Science Books

Above stated books consists of all the related topics as mentioned above at one place.

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Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) works under Department of Defence Research and Development of Ministry of Defence. DRDO works in various areas of military technology which include aeronautics, armaments, combat vehicles, electronics, instrumentation engineering systems, missiles, materials, naval systems, advanced computing, simulation and life sciences.

DRDO – Centre for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM) invites application for various posts in their organization every year. These posts include Senior Technical Assistant, Technician, admin etc.

Educational Qualification Required to apply for this post are as below:

1) Senior Technical Assistant-‘B’ (STA-‘B’)- Age of the candidate must be between 18 and 28 Years.
– B.Sc. degree or Three years Diploma in Engineering in the specified subject.

2) Technician-‘B’ (STA-‘B’)- Age of the candidate must be between 18 and 28 Years.
– Xth Class Or equivalent pass with ITI in specific trade.

DRDO -CEPTAM Exam Pattern: Eligible candidates will be required to appear for a Written Examination. Candidates shortlisted on the basis of their performance in the Written Test will be called for Personal Interview.

DRDO CEPTAM Senior Technical Assistant (For STA ‘B’) & Technician ‘A’ Written Exam Pattern :

Part Subject Max. Marks Time Alloted
01General Awareness, General Intelligence,
Reasoning Ability, General Science
50
2 hours
02Subject concerned
(Computer Science, Electrical & Electronics,
Civil Engineering, Mechanical etc.)
100

DRDO CEPTAM Assistant Hindi Written Exam Pattern :

Part Subject Max. Marks Time Alloted
01General Awareness, General Intelligence,
Reasoning Ability, General Science
50
2 hours
02Hindi Language50
02English Language50

NOTE: The syllabus of the examination will be based on the standards of essential qualification required for the post.
– The medium for Written Examination will be Hindi or English.
– the minimum qualifying marks in written examination is 40% for General Candidate and 35% for SC/ST candidate.

Some of the books which can help candidates to prepare for Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) CEPTAM Senior Technical Assistant Exam are suggested as below.
You can choice according to your specification- Computer Science, Electrical & Electronics, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering etc.

These books consists of all the related topics at one place.

We wish our candidates All The Best for the Upcoming Exams and wish them great future ahead!!

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Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE is going to conduct AIPMT All India Pre-Medical / Pre-Dental Entrance Examination for medical students who want to get admission in different MBBS / BDS medical colleges in the academic session 2015-16 for the 15% seats in Government Medical/Dental Colleges.
Educational Qualification for AIPMT 2015 : Candidate should have passed class 12th in science stream subjects with subjects namely Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany & Zoology).

Age Limit: Candidate must have completed 17 years and should not exceed 25 years of age at the time of applying.

AIPMT Exam Pattern: Entrance Test of AIPMT 2015 will consist of one paper with 180 objective type questions from the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology.

SubjectsMax. QuestionsTime Alloted
Physics45

3 Hours

Chemistry45
Botany45
Zoology45

Some of the books which can help candidates to prepare for their exams are suggested as below-

1) AIPMT Physics Preparation Book

2) AIPMT Chemistry Preparation Book

3) AIPMT Biology Preparation Book

Candidates can also refer below stated books for practice. These books cover past questions of medical entrance exams which have been incorporated in the exercises of the respective chapters.

Syllabus for AIPMT: View Syllabus for AIPMT 2015 for Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology subjects here.

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XLRI (Xavier Labour Relations Institute) conducts XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) exam every year at national level for the admission in the post graduate management programs in more than 100 management institutes all over India. XLRI allows admission for the following programmes through XAT Exam:
i) PGDM (Business Management)
ii) PGDM (Human Resource Management)
iii) PGDM (Global MBA)
iv) PGDM (General Management)

Candidates can check the list of member institute and institutes that use XAT score from here.

Eligibility for XAT Exam:
– Candidates must hold a recognized bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration in any discipline.
– Final year candidates of graduation can also apply for the exam.

XAT Exam Pattern: XAT exam is conducted in two main parts i.e. objective and subjective type. Exam will be of total 3 hours which is divided into 2 hours 20 minutes for objective section and remaining 40 minutes for subjective section. Subjective test consist of general awareness and essay writing.XAT Exam Pattern is as follows:

Test Type SectionsMax. QuestionsTime Allotted
Objective Quantitative Ability32
140 minutes
English Language & Logical Reasoning28
Decision Making25
SubjectiveGeneral Awareness & Essay3040 minutes
Essay1

NOTE: Negative marking- 1/4th of the mark allotted to a question will be deducted for incorrect answer.

Some of the books which can help candidates to prepare for XAT entrance exam are suggested as below-

1) XAT Quantitative Ability Preparation Book:

2) XAT English Language & Logical Reasoning Preparation Book:

3) XAT Decision Making Preparation Book:

4) XAT General Awareness Preparation Book:

5) XAT Previous Year Papers/ Sample Papers for practice:

XAT Exam Pattern: Syllabus of XAT exam is similar to CAT exam. There is no prescribed syllabus for the exam to refer. Candidates can refer previous year papers and mock test for better understanding of the exam. Some XAT sample papers are available here.

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The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) conducts an exam for direct recruitment to the post of Assistant Central Intelligence Officer (ACIO), Grade-II/Executive, General Central Service, Group-‘C’ (Non-Gazetted/Non-Ministerial) in the Intelligence Bureau (IB), (Ministry of Home Affairs), Government of India. These posts ares not reserved for any categories means no reservations of physically handicapped persons.

Eligibility Required to apply for Assistant Central Intelligence Officer, ACIO Grade-II/Executive post are as below:
– Candidate should be in age between 18 to 27 years at the time of applying.
– Graduation or equivalent from a recognized University.
– Desirable qualifications- Knowledge of computers.

Intelligence Bureau ACIO Grade-II/ Executive Selection Process: The written examination for the post of ACIO-II/Exe contains two papers namely Paper I (Objective type) and Paper-II (Descriptive type on English language only). Those candidates who acquire a specific standard in the written test (Paper-I & II) will be called for the interview.

IB ACIO Grade-II/ Executive Written Exam Pattern: Paper-I will have Objective type questions whereas Paper-II will be of descriptive type on English language only.

Part Sections Time Alloted
Paper-I
(Objective type)
General Awareness/General Knowledge
Reasoning
Comprehension
Mathematical ability

Composite time
of 1 Hour 40 Min.
Paper-II
(Descriptive type)
English writing skill
Analytical capability

NOTE: – Based on the performance of the candidates in written test (Paper-I & II) and Interview, they will be selected for the post.
– No negative marking will be done on wrong questions.
– Paper-I will be conducted in both Hindi and English languages whereas Paper-II will be conducted in English language only.

Some of the books which can help candidates to prepare for Intelligence Bureau Assistant Central Intelligence Officer (ACIO) Grade-II/ Executive Exam or IB ACIO Grade-II/ Exec. Exam are suggested as below.

1) Intelligence Bureau ACIO Grade-II/ Exec. Exam Books (In English):

2) Intelligence Bureau ACIO Grade-II/ Exec. Exam Books (In Hindi):

These books consists of all the related topics at one place. You can buy any of these books.

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Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts an examination for selection of candidates for appointment as Special Class Railway Apprentices (SCRA) in Mechanical Department of Indian Railways every year in accordance with the Rules published by the Ministry of Railways(Railway Board) in the Gazette of India.

Required Eligibility to Apply for UPSC Special Class Railway Apprentices (SCRA) Exam:-

(i) Candidate must be between age of 17-21 years on 1st August of the year of examination.

(ii) Must have passed in the first or second division, the Intermediate or an equivalent examination of a university or board approved by the Government of India with Mathematics and at least one of the subjects Physics and Chemistry as subjects of the examination. Graduates with Mathematics and atleast one of the subjects Physics and Chemistry as their degree subjects may also apply.
OR
must have passed in the first or second division, the Higher Secondary (12 years) Examination under 10 plus 2 pattern of School Education with Mathematics and at least one of the subjects Physics and Chemistry as subjects of the examination.
OR
must have passed the first year Examination under the three year degree course of a University or the first examination of the three year diploma course in Rural Service of the National Council for Rural Higher Education or the third year Examination for promotion to the 4thyear of the four year B.A./B.Sc.(Evening College) Course of the Madras University with Mathematics and at least one of the subjects. Physics and Chemistry as subjects of the examination provided that before joining the degree/ diploma course he/she passed the Higher Secondary Examination or the Pre-University or equivalent examination in the first or second division.

UPSC SCRA Exam Pattern: The Examination will be conducted according to the following plan:

Part I : Written Examination carrying a maximum of 600 marks in the subjects
Part II : Personality Test carrying a maximum of 200 marks in respect of only those candidates who are declared qualified on the results of Written Examination.

SCRA Paper I Written Examination Pattern

Paper Subject Max. Marks Max. Questions Time Alloted
Paper I General Ability Test (English, General Knowledge and Psychological Test)200200 2 hours
Paper II Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry)200200 2 hours
Paper IIIMathematics 200200 2 hours

NOTE: The papers in all the subjects will consist of Objective (multiple choice answer) Type questions only.
– The Question Papers (Test Booklets) will be set in English only.
– Question Papers will be approximately of the Intermediate standard.
– There will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked in the Objective Type Question Paper.

Paper II : Personality Test carrying a maximum of 200 marks in respect of only those candidates who are declared qualified on the results of written examination.

Some of the books which can help candidates to prepare for UPSC Special Class Railway Apprentices (SCRA) are suggested as below-

SCRA Practice Paper to refer:

Above stated books consists of all the related topics as mentioned above at one place.

SYLLABUS FOR UPSC SCRA RECRUITMENT EXAMINATION

Paper I

(I) ENGLISH : The questions will be designed to test the candidates’ understanding and command of the language.

(II) GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: The questions will be designed to test a candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him/her and its application to society. The standard of answers to questions should be as expected of students of standard 12 or equivalent.
Man and his environment- Evolution of life, plants and animals, heredity and environment-Genetics, cells, chromosomes, genes. Knowledge of the human body-nutrition, balanced diet, substitute foods, public health and sanitation including control of epidemics and common diseases. Environmental
pollution and its control. Food adulteration, proper storage and preservation of food grains and finished products, population explosion, population control. Production of food and raw materials. Breeding of animals and plants, artificial insemination, manures and fertilizers, crop protection measures, high yielding varieties and green revolution,main cereal and cash crops of India. Solar system and the earth. Seasons, Climate, Weather, Soil—its formation, erosion.
Forests and their uses. Natural calamities cyclones, floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions. Mountains and rivers and their role in irrigation in India. Distribution of natural resources and industries in India. Exploration of under—ground minerals including Oil Conservation of natural resources with particular reference to the flora and fauna of India.
History, Politics and Society in India— Vedic, Mahavir, Budhdha, Mauryan, Sunga, Andhra, Kushan. Gupta ages (Mauryan Pillars, Stupa Caves, Sanchi, Mathura and Gandharva Schools, Temple architecture, Ajanta and Ellora). The rise of new social forces with the coming of Islam and establishment of broader contacts. Transition from feudalism to capitalism. Opening of European contacts. Establishment of British rule in India. Rise of nationalism and national struggle for freedom culminating in Independence.
Constitution of India and its characteristic features— Democracy, Secularism, Socialism, equality of opportunity and Parliamentary form of Government. Major political ideologies—Democracy, Socialism, Communism and Gandhian idea of non-violence. Indian political parties, pressure groups, public opinion and the Press, electoral system. India’s foreign policy and non-alignment-Arms race, balance of power.
World organisation — political, social, economic and cultural. Important events (including sports and cultural activities) in India and abroad during the past two years.
Broad features of Indian social system — The caste system, hierarchy — recent changes and trends. Minority social institution — marriage, family, religion and acculturation. Division of labour, co-operation, conflict and competition,
Social control — reward and punishment, art, law, customs, propaganda, public opinion, agencies of social control — family, religion, State educational institutions; factors of social change — economic, technological, demographic, cultural; the concept of revolution.
Social disorganisation in India — Casteism, communalism, corruption in public life, youth unrest, beggary, drugs, delinquency and crime, poverty and unemployment. Social planning and welfare in India, community development and labour welfare; welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes.
Money — Taxation, price, demographic trends, national income, economic growth. Private and Public Sectors; economic and non-economic factors in planning, balanced versus imbalanced growth, agricultural versus industrial development; inflation and price stabilization, problem of resource mobilisation. India’s Five Year Plans.
(iii) Psychological Test The questions will be designed to assess the basic intelligence and mechanical aptitude of the candidate.

Paper II

(I) PHYSICS: Length measurements using vernier, screw gauge, spherometer and optical lever. Measurement of time and mass.
Straight line motion and relationships among displacement, velocity and acceleration. Newton’s Laws of Motion, Momentum, impulse, work, energy and power. Coefficient of friction.
Equilibrium of bodies under action of forces. Moment of a force, couple. Newton’s Law of Gravitation. Escape velocity. Acceleration due to gravity.
Mass and Weight; Centre of gravity, Uniform circular motion, centripetal force, simple Harmonic motion. Simple pendulum.
Pressure in a fluid and its variation with depth. Pascal’s Law. Principle of Archimedes. Floating bodies, Atmospheric pressure and its measurement.
Temperature and its measurement. Thermal expansion, Gas laws and absolute temperature. Specific heat, latent heats and their measurement. Specific heat of gases.
Mechanical equivalent of heat. Internal energy and First law of thermodynamics, Isothermal and adiabatic changes. Transmission of heat; thermal conductivity. Wave motion; Longitudinal and transverse waves. Progressive and stationary waves, Velocity of sound in gas and its dependence on various factors. Resonance phenomena (air columns and strings).
Reflection and refraction of light. Image formation by curved mirrors and lenses, Microscopes and telescopes. Defects of vision. Prisms, deviation and dispersion, Minimum deviation. Visible spectrum. Field due to a bar magnet, Magnetic moment, Elements of Earth’s magnetic field. Magnetometers. Dia, para and ferromagnetism. Electric charge, electric field and potential, Coulomb’s Law. Electric current; electric cells, e.m.f. resistance, ammeters and voltmeters. Ohm’s law; resistances in series and parallel, specific resistance and conductivity. Heating effect of current. Wheatstone’s bridge, Potentiometer.
Magnetic effect of current; straight wire, coil and solenoid electromagnet; electric bell. Force on a current-carrying conductor in magnetic field; moving coil galvanometers; conversion to ammeter or voltmeter.Chemical effects of current; Primary and storage cells and their functioning, Laws of
electrolysis.
Electromagnetic induction; Simple A.C. and D.C. generators. Transformers, Induction coil, Cathode rays, discovery of the electron, Bohr model of the atom. Diode and its use as a rectifier Production, properties and uses of X-rays. Radioactivity; Alpha, Beta and Gamma rays. Nuclear energy; fission and fusion, conversion of mass into energy, chain reaction.

(II) CHEMISTRY: Physical Chemistry
1. Atomic structure; Earlier models in brief. Atom as at three dimensional model. Orbital concept. Quantum numbers and their significance, only elementary treatment. Pauli’s Exclusion Principle. Electronic configuration. Aufbau Principle, s.p.d. and f.block elements. Periodic classification only long form. Periodicity and electronic configuration. Atomic radii, Electro-negativity in period and groups.
2. Chemical Bonding, electro-valent, co-valent, coordinate covalent bonds. Bond Properties, sigma and Pie bonds, Shapes of simple molecules like water, hydrogen sulphide, methane and ammonium chloride. Molecular association and hydrogen bonding.
3. Energy changes in a chemical reaction. Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions. Application of First Law of Thermodynamics, Hess’s Law of constant heat summation.
4. Chemical Equilibria and rates of reactions. Law of Mass action. Effect of Pressure, Temperature and concentration on the rates of reaction. (Qualitative treatment based on Le Chatelier’s Principle). Molecularity; First and Second order reaction. Concept of Energy of activation. Application to manufacture of Ammonia and Sulphur trioxide.
5. Solutions : True solutions, colloidal solutions and suspensions. Colligative properties of dillute solutions and determination of Molecular weights of dissolved substances. Elevation of boiling points. Depressions of freezing point, osmotic pressure. Raoult’s Law (non-thermodynamic treatment only).
6. Electro-Chemistry : Solution of Electrolytes, Faraday’s Laws of Electrolysis, ionic equilibria, Solubility product.
Strong and weak electrolytes. Acids and Bases (Lewis and Bronstead concept). pH and Buffer solutions.
7. Oxidation — Reduction; Modern, electronics concept and oxidation number.
8. Natural and Artificial Radioactivity: Nuclear Fission and Fusion. Uses of Radioactive isotopes.

Inorganic Chemistry
Brief Treatment of Elements and their industrially important compounds :
1. Hydrogen : Position in the periodic table. Isotopes of hydrogen. Electronegative and electropositive character. Water, hard and soft water, use of water in industries, Heavy water and its uses.
2. Group I Elements : Manufacture of sodium hydroxide, sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate and sodium chloride.
3. Group II Elements : Quick and slaked lime. Gypsum, Plaster of Paris. Magnesium sulphate and Magnesia.
4. Hydroxy Compounds : Preparation, properties and uses of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary alcohols, Methanol, Ethanol, Glycerol and Phenol, Substitution reaction at aliphatic carbon atom.
5. Ethers; Diethyl ether.
6. Aldehydes and ketones : Formaldehyde, Acetaldehyde, Benzaldehyde, acetone, acetophenone.
7. Nitro compounds amines: Nitrobenzene TNT, Anlline, Diazonium Compounds, Azodyes.
8. Carboxylic acid : Formic, acetic, denezoic and salicylic acids, acetyl salicylic acid.
9. Esters : Ethylacerate, Methyl salicylates, ethylbenzoate.
10. Polymers : Polythene, Teflon, Perpex, Artificial Rubber, Nylon and Polyester fibers.
11. Nonstructural treatment of Carbohydrates, Fats and Lipids, amino acids and proteins – Vitamins and hormones.

Paper II

MATHEMATICS1. Algebra : Concept of a set, Union and Intersection of sets, Complement of a set, Null set, Universal set and Power set, Venn diagrams and simple applications. Cartesian product of two sets, relation and mapping — examples, Binary operation on a set— examples. Representation of real numbers on a line. Complex numbers: Modulus, Argument, Algebraic operations on complex numbers. Cube roots of unity. Binary system of numbers, Conversion of a decimal number to a binary number and vice-versa. Arithmetic, Geometric and Harmonic progressions. Summation of series involving A.P., G.P., and H.P.. Quadratic equations with real co-efficients. Quadratic expressions: extreme values. Permutation and Combination, Binomial theorem and its applications.
Matrices and Determinants: Types of matrices, equality, matrix addition and scalar multiplication – properties. Matrix multiplication — non-commutative and distributive property over addition. Transpose of a matrix, Determinant of a matrix. Minors and Cofactors. Properties of determinants. Singular and non-singular matrices. Adjoint and Inverse of a square-matrix, Solution of a system of linear equations in two and three
variables-elimination method, Cramers rule and Matrix inversion method (Matrices with m rows and n columns where m, n < to 3 are to be considered).
Idea of a Group, Order of a Group, Abelian Group. Identitiy and inverse elements- Illustration by simple examples.
2. Trigonometry : Addition and subtraction formulae, multiple and sub-multiple angles. Product and factoringformulae. Inverse trigonometric functions — Domains, Ranges and Graphs. DeMoivre's theorem, expansion of Sin n0 and Cos n0 in a series of multiples of Sines and Cosines. Solution of simple trigonometric equations. Applications: Heights and Distance.
3. Analytic Geometry (two dimensions): Rectangular Cartesian. Coordinate system, distance between two points, equation of astraight line in various forms, angle between two lines, distance of a point from a line. Transformation of axes. Pair of straight lines, general equation of second degree in x and y — condition to represent a pair of straight lines, point of intersection, angle between two lines. Equation of a circle in standard and in general form, equations of tangent and normal at a point, orthogonality of two cricles. Standard equations of parabola, ellipse and hyperbola — parametric equations, equations of tangent and normal at a point in both cartesian and parametric forms.
4. Differential Calculus: Concept of a real valued function — domain, range and graph. Composite functions,one to one, onto and inverse functions, algebra of real functions, examples of polynomial, rational, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions. Notion of limit, Standard limits - examples. Continuity of functions - examples, algebraic operations on continuous functions. Derivative of a function at a point, geometrical and physical inter-pretation of a derivative - applications. Derivative of sum, product and quotient of functions, derivative of a function with respect to another function, derivative of a composite function, chain rule. Second order derivatives. Rolle's theorem (statement only), increasing and decreasing functions. Application of derivatives in problems of maxima, minima, greatest and least values of a function.
5. Integral Calculus and Differential equations : Integral Calculus : Integration as inverse of differential, integration by substitution and by parts, standard integrals involving algebraic expression, trigonometric, exponential and hyperbolic functions. Evaluation of definite integrals-determination of areas of plane regions bounded by curves - applications.
Differential equations : Definition of order and degree of a differential equation, formation of a differential equation by examples. General and particular solution of a differential equation, solution of first order and first degree differential equation of various types - examples. Solution of second order homogeneous differential equation with constant co-efficients.
6. Vectors and its applications : Magnitude and direction of a vector, equal vectors, unit vector, zero vector, vectors in two and three dimensions, position vector. Multiplication of a vector by a scalar, sum and difference of two vectors, Parallelogram law and triangle law of addition.
Multiplication of vectors — scalar product or dot product of two vectors, perpendicularity, commutative and distributive properties. Vector product or cross product of two vectors. Scalar and vector triple products. Equations of a line, plane and sphere in vector form - simple problems. Area of a triangle, parallelogram and problems of plane geometry and trigonometry using vector methods. Work done by a force and moment of a force.
7. Statistics and probability : Statistics : Frequency distribution, cumulative frequency distribution - examples. Graphical representation - Histogram, frequency polygon - examples. Measure of central tendency - mean, median and mode. Variance and standard deviation - determination and comparison. Correlation and regression.
Probability : Random experiment, outcomes and associated sample space, events, mutually exclusive and exhaustive events, impossible and certain events. Union and Intersection of events. Complementary, elementary and composite events. Definition of probability : classical and statistical - examples. Elementary theorems on probability - simple problems. Conditional probability, Bayes' theorem - simple problems. Random
variable as function on a sample space. Binomial distribution, examples of random experiments giving rise to Binomial distribution.

Personality Test: Each candidate will be interviewed by a Board who will have before them a record of his career both academic and extramural. They will be asked questions on matters of general interest. Special attention will be paid to assessing their potential qualities of leadership, initiative and intellectual curiosity, tact and other social qualities, mental and physical energy, power of practical application and integrity of character.

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State bank of India (SBI) is the largest banking and financial services company in India by revenue, assets and market capitalization with its headquarters in Mumbai. Every year bank recruits for the post of Probationary Officers in high scale. Many candidates prepare for this exam whole year to be a part of India’s largest bank.
Bank conducts the exam in two sections:
1) Written Examination (objective and descriptive type)
2) Group Discussion & Interview

Eligibility for SBI PO Exam:
Age Limit:- Candidate must be between the age of 21 years to 30 years at the time of applying.
Educational Qualification:- Candidate should be a Graduate in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
– Candidates who are in the Final year of their Graduation/Semester can also apply for this exam.

1) Phase I : Written Examination

The written examination will consist of objective and descriptive type of test. The objective test will be online. Immediately after online objective test, Descriptive test will be administered. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive test on Paper/Pen mode.

Online Objective Exam Pattern is as follows:

Sr. No. Name of the Test No.of Questions Max. Marks Time Allotted
1 Reasoning (High Level) 5050
Composite time of
Interpretation
120 minutes
2 Data Analysis and Interpretation5050
3 General Awareness, Marketing and Computers 5050
4 English Language (Grammar, Vocabulary,
Comprehension etc.
5050
TOTAL200200

Note:- The questions in the tests at Sr. No. 1, 2 and 3 will be printed in Hindi and English.
- Composite time for all the above tests will be Two hours (120 minutes).

– Candidates may attempt the tests / questions in any order they like. However in your interest you are advised not to spend too much time on any one of the tests because the candidates are required to qualify in the Objective Tests by securing passing marks, in each of the tests, to 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 for each category.

Pattern of Descriptive Paper:
This is to check your proficiency in English Knowledge. It would consist of comprehension, letter writing, essay writing, precis writing etc.

Test Max. Marks Time Allotted
English Language
(comprehension, short precis, letter writing & essay)
50 1 hour

You would be given sixty minutes time for this test. Total marks for this paper are 50.

The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank. Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests as stated above.The merit list of written examination will be based on the aggregate of the marks obtained by the candidates in Objective and Descriptive test.

2) Phase II : Group Discussion & Interview:

The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both objective test and descriptive test will be arranged in descending order in each category and the candidates in order of merit, subject to 3 times the number of vacancies in each category, will be called for Group Discussion and Interview.
The qualifying marks in Group Discussion & interview will be as decided by the Bank

Sr. No. Name of the Test Total Marks
1 GD 20
2 Interview 30

Candidates have to qualify both in Phase I & II separately. Marks secured by the candidates in Written Test (out of 250 marks maximum) are converted to out of 75 and marks secured in GD & Interview (out of 50 marks maximum) are converted to out of 25.The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating converted marks of Written Test and Group Discussion & Interview out of 100 for each category.The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.

Some of the books which can help candidates to prepare for their SBI PO exam are suggested as below-

1) In English:

2) In Hindi:

3) For Descriptive English Paper:

4) Computer Based Practice Test Series for SBI PO Exam:

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