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Bank Exam Preparation: Simple Tips & Tricks

Nupur Kaushik
Nupur KaushikUpdated On: September 12, 2017 02:01 pm IST
  • Every year, notifications for recruitment in different banks through banking exams are released.
  • Bank exams are quite popular due to a large number of posts/vacancies in reputed banks
  • Following these simple preparation tips can assist you in cracking bank exams 
Bank Exam Preparation: Simple Tips & Tricks

It goes without saying that bank jobs have a huge demand in our country. Every year, lakhs of aspirants appear for bank exams like IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, IBPS RRB, SBI PO, etc. to secure a job in a reputed bank of the country. All these bank exams are conducted to filter candidates for various openings. Those who qualify in these exams are further shortlisted on the basis of next rounds, which may involve Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

Following are some Bank Exam Preparation Tips that will assist you:

Know About Banking Current Affairs:

Almost all bank exams test candidates’ general awareness and knowledge of the current affairs. Preparing this section might be a bit challenging because the questions are asked from diverse topics like:

  • Sports
  • Literature
  • Social Work
  • Entertainment
  • Politics and
  • Business

Therefore, it will be beneficial for you to read newspapers, follow news channels daily and look out for important events at the national and international level to keep yourself updated about what’s happening around the world.

Go Through Banking and Marketing Terminologies:

You must have a good knowledge about marketing and banking terms. It has been observed that many questions in the bank exams are purely based on marketing and banking terms such as telemarketing, cross-selling, assets, liabilities, Repo rate, CRR, SLR, Deficits etc. So, referring to glossaries on banking and marketing terms can help you increase your expertise in this area.

Formulate a Proper Plan:

When you are beginning your journey of preparing for a bank exam, the first and foremost thing to do is to create a plan that you can follow religiously. While formulating a proper plan, it is imperative to understand the bank exam syllabus and divide the syllabus into small parts so that equal attention is given to each and every topic.

Prepare from Bank Exam Books:

Only the right books and right material can help you in your bank exam preparation. You can boost your bank exam preparation by taking help from the books mentioned below:

  • Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations (S.Chand) R.S.Agarwal
  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic (Arihant) Rajesh Verma
  • A new approach Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning (Arihant) by BS Sijwali
  • A Modern Approach to Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning (S.Chand) by R.S.Agarwal
  • Lucent General Knowledge
  • NCERT+NIOS books
  • Pratiyogita Darpan
  • Manorama Year Book.

By incorporating these tips, you can begin your Bank exam preparation with the right strategy. To stay ahead of your competitors, start your preparation today and achieve great heights of success!


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