SSC CGL Tier-III NER Admit Card Released

The Staff Selection Commission has recently released the official notice regarding the change in SSC CGL Tier III Exam Dates. The SSC CGL Tier-III Exam was previously scheduled on 5th March 2017. But in recent notification regarding Exam Date for SSC CGL Tier III, SSC has announced the Tier III exam date on 19th March 2017. Now, Tier III Exam will conduct on 19th March 2017.

To Click Below Direct Link To get Admit Card / Call Letter and also Read Official Notification in PDF :

Official Notification On PDF     Admit Card Card – Download Here





Banking Affairs 28th February 2017 | Financial Awareness 28th February 2017

1.Mumbai richest city with $820 billion

  • Mumbai is the richest Indian city with a total wealth of $820 billion.
  • Delhi is home to 23,000 millionaires and 18 billionaires with total wealth of $450 billion, while Bengaluru has 7,700 millionaires and 8 billionaires and an aggregate wealth of $320 billion.
  • The total wealth held in India in 2016 was $6.2 trillion, while the country is home to 264,000 millionaires and 95 billionaires

2.Bank Workers are on Strike Today

All the Staff of banking and public sector banks including 10 lakh employees and officers will be on strike today in response to the call of United Forum of Bank Unions and be protesting against the decision to merge five associate banks with SBI. Public Banks will remain closed 28th Feb 2017.


3. Sidbi doubles fund of funds operations; sanctions Rs 300 cr

  • Sidbi has cleared sanction requests of nine funds aggregating Rs 300 crores in a recent meeting, showing a significant upsurge in the fund of funds operations focused on MSME and startups.
  • Sidbi as manager of these funds has constituted a Venture Capital Investment Committee (VCIC) which includes external experts Mohandas Pai, Sanjeev Bikchandani, Saurabh Srivastava, HK Mittal, Vaidyanathan, Kiran Karnik.

4. India’s door open while others look inward: Jaitley

  • India is one of the most “open economies in the world”, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here on 27th Feb 2017 as he contrasted India’s approach to reform to an increasingly inward-looking world.
  • “When the world is turning increasingly protectionist, India is opening up,” he told investors, politicians and business people gathered at a meeting hosted by the U.K. India Business Council and Federation of India Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

5. RBI not to share govt response on Sharia

  • The central bank has said the response given by the Fin Min on the RBI report about the introduction of Sharia banking in India cannot be disclosed,
  • The RBI was asked to give response sent to it by the ministry on the recommendation regarding Islamic banking.
  • Sharia banking is a finance system based on the principles of not charging interest, which is prohibited under Islam.

6. ‘India, a lab to learn about what works in development’

  • World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva said: India as a “laboratory”, for the world to learn about what works in development and to find new ways to collaborate.
  • Ms Georgieva, who is in India on her first official visit, said in a statement: “India is our biggest middle-income client.
  • Its economic growth influences global growth. Its achievements in health and education contribute to the world achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.”

7. SEBI to tighten also trading rules

  • The SEBI plans to further tighten the regulations for algorithmic trading to minimise instances of misuse of such systems that can be used to execute complex trading strategies at a very high speed.
  • SEBI chairman U.K. Sinha said that while India was one of the few countries in the world to regulate algorithmic trading popularly called also trading the market watchdog is looking to further strengthen the norms so that instances of flash crashes that have happened overseas, and also in India a few times, could be minimised.

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Banking Affairs 25th February 2017 | Financial Affairs 25th February 2017

1. IOB appoints T C A Ranganathan as Non-official Director

Indian Overseas Bank has informed about the change in Bank’s Board of Directors. Government of India, vide its Notification dated February 16, 2017, hereby appoints Shri T C A Ranganathan as part-time Non-official Director as well as Non-Executive Chairman of the bank.


2. Bharat Financial launches instant microloan facility

  • Microfinance institution Bharat Financial Inclusion Ltd today launched an initiative for instant loan approval and disbursed them to three women in a village near Bassi in Jaipur district.
  • The initiative is expected to help rural areas embrace cashless transactions.
  • The loans are cashless since they are deposited directly to the loanee’s bank account.
  • Three women were approved instant loans through the technology in Dev village near Bassi

3. Rs 5,637.56 crore for Narmada Yojana

  • Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh- three of the four partner States in Sardar Sarovar Narmada Yojana- owe total Rs 5,637.56 crore to Gujarat government for joint implementation of the scheme.
  • Gujarat govt. has initiated procedure to approach the Attorney General of India to resolve the dispute of payment of money for Resettlement & Rehabilitation of affected families.

4. Bill banning hookah bars

  • The Gujarat Assembly on Feb 23 passed an amendment bill which proposes a total ban on hookah bars and imposes max. jail term of 3 years on those operating such joints despite absolute restriction.
  • The Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Gujarat Amend Bill, 2017 was passed by majority.

5. Karnataka Bank bags two awards at IBA Banking Technology Awards

City based private sector bank – Karnataka Bank Ltd has bagged two IBA – banking technology awards 2017. The awards are, winner- best financial inclusion initiatives [small bank] category; and runner up – best use of digital and channels technology [small bank] category. IBA Banking Technology Awards is instituted to recognize and reward individuals, professionals and banks who have recorded noteworthy technology and business benefits in previous year.

6. Mobile Application for GST

  • Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) launches a Mobile Application for GST to inform the taxpayers of the latest updates on GST among others.
  • The Mobile Application enables taxpayers to be well informed of the latest updates on GST.
  • Taxpayers can also provide feedback and contact CBEC’s 24×7 helpdesk “CBEC Mitra” through a toll-free number or email, at the touch of a button.

7. Visa signed MoU with AP to make Vizag, India’s first ‘less cash’ city

  • Global payments network Visa signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Andhra Pradesh government to help transform Vishakhapatnam into India’s first ‘less cash’ city.
  • This initiative is designed to provide the foundation for the city to emerge as India’s ‘Fintech Valley’.

UPSC Civil Services Notification 2017 – Released

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the notification of the Civil Services examination 2017 on February 22. Total 980 vacancies are announced by the UPSC this year.

This UPSC 2017 Civil Service Exam is the gateway to All India Services like Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Forest Service (IFS) and  22 other Central Services. The Online registration of UPSC has started.

As per the official UPSC calendar, the candidates have to submit the application form for prelims by March 17. The UPSC Prelims exam is scheduled on June 18, 2017, while the main exam is scheduled for October 10.

To Click below direct link to apply Online:

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Important Dates of UPSC Civil Services Exam 2017

Opening of online registration – 22nd February 2017

Closing of online registration – 17th March 2017( By 6 PM)

Prelims Exam Result – 18th June 2017

Mains Exam Dates – October 2017

Decline Vacancies Table from last 3 years:

Educational Qualifications

Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government.

Age Limitations:  

The age limit is:

  • General category: 32 years
  • OBC candidates: 35 years
  • SC/ST candidates: 37 years.

Age and Attempt limitations: 

For Attending Exams:

For general category candidates, it is six attempts till 32 years of age.
The number of attempts for OBC candidates is 9 till 35 years of age.
The number of attempts for SC/ST exam candidates, it is unlimited attempts till 37 years of age.

For Age Relaxation:

  • SC/ST Candidates – 5 years.
  • Bc Candidates – 3 years.
  • Ex-Servicemen – 5 years.

Selection Process:

The selection procedure consists of 3 Stages.

  • First Stage  – Objective Prelims
  • Second Stage  – Subjective Mains
  • Third Stage – Personal Interview

Exam pattern for UPSC Civil Services 2017:

The Civil Services Examination will consist of two stages

  • In the preliminary round, objective type questions will be asked for the selection of candidates.
  • In the Main Examination, both the written and interview will be done.
  • The Main Examination is likely to be held in October 2017.

Application Fees:

  • Application fees for General Candidates / OBC – Rs. 100/-
  • Application fees for Female/SC/ ST/ PH – No Fees .

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Banking Affairs 19th & 20th February 2017 | Financial Awareness 19th & 20th February 2017

1. Karnataka Bank Launches National Pension System in Mangaluru

  • Mangaluru based private sector lender Karnataka Bank Ltd launched National Pension System (NPS) at its corporate office in Mangaluru. To provide financial security at old age by giving regular income in the form of pension.
  • Under the scheme, one can contribute to NPS while earning and eventually start receiving pension on his/her attaining the age of 60 years to meet their financial needs.
  • To avail the benefit, any individual between the ages 18-60 years can register their name with the bank branch to contribute and to get pension benefit.

2.Canara Bank Inks MoU with HRD Ministry to Start Higher Education Financing Agency

  • Bangalore based Public sector Canara Bank has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry to operationalize the Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA).
  • The establishment of the Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) was approved by the Union Cabinet in September 2016.Through this MoU, HRD Ministry and Canara Bank will jointly promote the HEFA with an authorised capital of Rs. 2,000 crore.

3. RBI Permits Multilateral Financial Institutions to Invest in Masala Bonds

  • Masala Bond Masala bonds are the new type of rupee dominated bonds which are issued by Indian entities in offshore market to raise funds in terms of Indian rupee only.
  • International Finance Corporation, a World Bank Group, issued the first masala bonds in London in November 2014 to attract international investment for infrastructure in India.

4. SBI ties adult with Greenply to offer financial services to the dealers

  • SBI has announced a tie-up with Greenply Industries to grow a channel financing business.
  • Forging a business partnership is rather routine, though this turns out to be special as a bargain allows SBI to take nonetheless another step in flourishing a digital banking footprint.
  • The dual companies sealed a chit of bargain on Saturday for financing a dealers of Greenply Industries on electronic platform.

5. Perform or perish: Singh to steel PSUs

  • In a stern warning, Steel Minister Birendra Singh has asked PSUs, including SAIL, to “perform or perish” saying complacency cannot be tolerated at a time when private players are excelling on various parameters.
  • Chairing a meeting of chiefs of top steel PSUs, the minister pulled up public sector firms like SAIL and RINL for not only lagging behind on international benchmarks but were behind their private counterparts and complacent in ramping up capacities.

6. Urjit Patel takes fresh guard, changes stance

  • RBI’s latest bimonthly policy saw its Governor reassert the central bank’s monetary independence “Urjit is his own man,” former Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan once said of his successor.
  • While Dr. Rajan impressed everyone from the word go, things were different for Dr. Patel.

Current Affairs 19th & 20th February 2017 | General Awareness 19th & 20th February 2017

1. WHO Issues Plans to Combat Zika Virus

  • WHO claimed that $56 million are needed to combat Zika virus. The disease has been linked to severe birth defects in Brazil and has spread to 39 countries.
  • The funds would be used to fast-track vaccines, carry out diagnostics and virus control measures.
  • WHO expects the funds to come from member states and other donors. The UN had declared the Zika outbreak, a global public health emergency on Feb 1.

2. Alien space particles damaging your gadgets?

  • Glitches may be caused by the impact of cosmic rays Alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space are wreaking havoc on your smartphones, computers and other personal electronic devices, scientists, including one of Indian origin, say.
  • Millions of these particles strike your body each second. This subatomic torrent is imperceptible and has no known harmful effects on living organisms.

3. Sumitra Mahajan to inaugurate 2-day South Asian Speaker’s summit at Indore in Madhya Pradesh

  • Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will inaugurate the two-day South Asian Speaker’s summit at Indore in Madhya Pradesh Speakers of six countries will deliberate on ways to achieve sustainable development goals.
  • Summit is organized by the Indian Parliament and Inter-Parliamentary Union which is focused on Achieving Sustainable Development Goals in member countries. Representative from Afganistan , Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri lanka are attending the summit.

4. Madhya Pradesh launches ‘Mil Banche’ programme in all govt schools

  • In Madhya Pradesh ‘Mil Banche’ programme was held in all the primary and middle government schools. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, his minister colleagues, public representatives and other dignitaries took classes in these schools to motivate children.
  • After taking class, they urged students to adopt good virtues and set a big target for the life. He also shared his memories and experiences with students.

5. AirAsia signs MoU with Odisha Government for two-ways Direct Flights

  • Malaysia-based low-cost airline AirAsia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Odisha government to start two-way direct international flights from Bhubaneswar to Kuala Lumpur.
  • The agreement was signed between Nitin Bhanudas Jawale, Director of Tourism  AirAsia signs MoU with Odisha Government for two-ways Direct FlightsDepartment in Odisha and AirAsia Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Aireen Omar. The airline will begin its flight service from the Biju Patnaik International Airport by end of March 2017.

6. ISRO successfully tests its indigenously developed Cryogenic Upper Stage engine for GSLV Mark III rocket

  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully ground tested its indigenously developed Cryogenic Upper Stage engine for GSLV Mark III at its Liquid Propulsion Complex at Mahendragiri in Thirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu.
  • The C25 stage is the most powerful upper stage developed by ISRO and uses Liquid Oxygen and Liquid Hydrogen propellant combination. The development of C25 cryogenic stage will provide ISRO capability to launch four ton class satellites in Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit.

7. NALCO signs MoU with TERI for sustainable rehabilitation

  • Odisha-based National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in New Delhi.
  • The objective of the agreement is to Scientific, technological and educational activities in the area of mining rehabilitation. The agreement will further strengthen initiatives being undertaken under Sustainable Development Framework (SDF).

8. PV Sindhu Attains Career-Best Rank at No. 5 in BWF Rankings, Saina Placed at No. 9

  • Indian ace shuttler PV Sindhu achieved her career best Badminton World Federation (BWF) women’s single ranking by being placed at 5th spot Previously the top seeded player was placed at sixth position.
  • The only second Indian to be placed among the top 10 spots is Saina Nehwal who has  PV Sindhu been placed at No. 9.
  • The BWF women’s single ranking has been topped by Tai Tzu Ying of the Chinese Taipei.

Important Abbreviations from Budget 2017

1. IMF- International Monetary Fund
2. FDI- Foreign Direct Investment
3. CPI- Consumer Price Index
4. GDP- Gross Domestic Product
5. FCNR- Foreign Currency (Non-Resident) Account
6. GST- Goods and Service Tax
7. TEC India- Transform, Energise and Clean India
8. PACS- Primary Agriculture Credit Societies
9. KVKs- Krishi Vigyan Kendras
10. NAM- National Agricultural Market
11. APMC- Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee
12. MGNREGA- Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act
13. PMGSY- Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana
14. PMEGP- Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme
15. NRDWP- National Rural Drinking Water Programme
16. PMKK- Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras
17. SANKALP- Skill Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion programme
18. STRIVE- Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement
19. NTA- National Testing Agency
20. ICDS- Integrated Child Development Services
21. IRCTC- Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation
22. TIES- Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme
23. FIPB- Foreign Investment Promotion Board
24. CERT-Fin- Computer Emergency Response Team for our Financial Sector
25. IRFC- Indian Railway Finance Corporation Limited
26. FFO- Further Fund Offering
27. PMMY- Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana
28. BHIM- Bharat Interface for Money
29. UPI- Unified Payment Interface
30. USSD- Unstructured Supplementary Service Data
31. IMPS- Immediate Payment Service
32. SIDBI- Small Industries Development Bank of India
33. DBT- Direct Benefit Transfer
34. FRBM- Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act
35. MAT- Minimum Alternate Tax
36. MSE- Medium and Small Enterprises
37. NPA- Non-Performing Asset
38. MSME- Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
39. SIT- Special Investigation Team
40. FPI- Foreign Portfolio Investor
41. TDS- Tax Deducted at Source
42. QIBs- Qualified Institutional Buyers
43. SEBI- Securities and Exchange Board of India
44. RBI- Reserve Bank of India
45. CBDT- Central Board of Direct Taxation
46. IPO- Initial Public Offering
47. HUF- Hindu Undivided Family
48. OECD- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
49. EBITDA- Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortisation
50. TCS- Tax Collection at Source
51. FTC- Foreign Tax Credit
52. MPEDA- Marine Products Export Development Authority
53. APDEA- Anchorage Police Department Employees Association
54. AAR- Authority for Advance Ruling
55. FMV- Full Motion Video
56. FEMA- Foreign Exchange Management Act
57. LED- Light-Emitting Diode
58. RCS- Regional Connectivity Scheme
59. PCBs- Printed Circuit Boards
60. VPEG- Vinyl Polyethylene Glycol
61. MTA- Medium Quality Terephthalic Acid
62. QTA- Qualified Terephthalic Acid
63. NSSF- National Small Savings Fund

Study Plan for SBI PO Exam 2017

SBI PO Exam 2017 is an examination held for recruiting Probationary Officers. It marks the Junior Management Level direct entry in the Bank for young graduates. Exam for SBI PO is conducted each year for appointing officers in the Bank. Candidates in a huge number appear for this exam but only the best ones are selected as SBI PO. What makes a difference here is the SBI PO Preparation. A candidate should be aware of the exam pattern, important books and preparation tips in order to make the SBI PO Preparation effective. Here we will cover all the major aspects of SBI PO Preparation so that the candidates can perform up to best of their potential and crack the exam.

The Mains Exam of SBI PO will contain 155 questions carrying 200 marks and the time duration is 180 minutes.The Questions are divided into 4 Sections.The Selection will be purely based on Mains Exam. And the Exam will contain the following Subjects:

  • Reasoning & Computer Knowledge.
  • English Language.
  • Quantitative Aptitude: DI Based Questions only.
  • General Awareness.

This section includes the basic questions to check your numerical ability. The best strategy is attempting only those questions first that are easy to attempt and have fewer calculations. You need to start from basics. Build concepts gradually and practice as much as you can. Memorise all the important shortcut techniques and. Some of the important topics for an exam are:

  • Number Systems.
  • Number Series.
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest.
  • Time & Work.
  • Time & Distance.
  • Profit & Loss.
  • Percentage.
  • Average.
  • Ratio and Proportion.
  • Data Interpretation.
  • Probability.

This is one of the toughest sections. You need to improve your basic English in order to excel in the exam. You need to learn basic concepts of English Grammar. Read good English magazines and newspaper to improve your reading skills. Some of the important topics for an exam are:

Banking Awareness or Financial Awareness or Economic Awareness section of SBI PO Exam will contain Questions based on Banking related issues and topics. You just need to keep yourself updated about current happenings and also bit knowledge of static GK that includes:

  • Current Affairs of last 6 months.
  • Topics related to finance and economics.
  • History of Banking.
  • Banking Terms.
  • Fiscal & Monetary Policies.

Computer Knowledge Questions asked in SBI PO exam mainly contain questions related to basic knowledge about computer. So you need to be aware of computer here that includes:

  • Hardware.
  • Software.
  • MS Office.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts.
  • Internet.

1st Day:

Quants : Being the first day, you should start with basics of mathematics like HCF, LCM, shortcuts of addition, multiplication, division, squaring and cubing.

Reasoning: As reasoning is divided into two parts i.e. verbal and nonverbal reasoning, you should stay in touch with both the parts in order to cover the entire syllabus within time. Start preparing verbal reasoning by solving basic types of problems along with examples, and, study basic concepts in non-verbal reasoning.

English Language: Starting with Vocabulary, you should talk about some personalities or doctors or practitioners. It will be helpful during descriptive paper as well as while you appear for Group discussion. For grammar, start with basics such as sentence, subject and predicate, phase, clauses and Nouns.

2nd Day :

Quants: Types of fractions, conversion from one fraction to another, Decimals, conversion from decimals to fractions and vice versa should be practised. Complete a basic chapter of Number System.

Reasoning: Study the basic concepts in nonverbal reasoning whereas start solving problems on A, B, C under the verbal reasoning section.

English Language: In Grammar, studying Adjective, types of adjective and using suitable forms of adjectives is advisable. Talk about scientists, science, liars and lies for vocabulary.

3rd Day :

Quants: Solving various types of ratio and proportion should be done along with a basic introduction to surds.

Reasoning: Solve problems in verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning start with symmetry and related to its problems.

English Language: Review the vocabulary part that you studied for the past two days. In grammar, start with a basic chapter like Articles.

4th Day :

Data interpretation: Do not pressurise by selecting multiple chapters in data interpretation because you need to provide full concentration on surds. Study surds thoroughly and solve problems related to it.

Reasoning: Complete symmetry if it’s not completed the last day. Start with problems on visual ability in nonverbal reasoning. In verbal reasoning, solve problems so that you can gain confidence.

English Language: Start with some comprehensions. For example, go through 2-3 comprehension passages. Read Pronouns in details and understand how to tackle the various confusing use of pronouns.

5th Day:

Data interpretation: Only after you are confident about surds, start Partnership. If you think that you might practice a few surds, solve problems on surds and then start with a basic introduction to the partnership.

Reasoning: In verbal reasoning, solve some standard problems from practice books. In nonverbal reasoning, complete visual ability and get introduced to 5 figure series.

English Language: As you have already done enough chapters in data interpretation and reasoning; do not overstress your brain. Practice a bit of vocabulary by talking about actions and various speech habits.

6th Day:

Data interpretation: Do not start any new chapter as you need to proceed with the important parts of Partnership. Study this chapter and make sure that you can solve problems related to it.

Reasoning: Just like data interpretation, do not start a new chapter in reasoning too. Go through 5 figure series and learn how to solve problems related to it. In verbal reasoning, start with inequalities and check out its problem sums.

English Language: Start a new chapter i.e. Verbs. Learn its types and usage according to the sentences. For practicing vocabulary, talk about different ways to insult your enemies.

 7, 8, 9th Day:

Data interpretation: Take an easy chapter and complete it. The percentage is a basic chapter which you have already studied in school so revise it and boost confidence.

Reasoning: In verbal reasoning, get introduced to coded relationships. Give full attention and study it thoroughly. There would be no problem even if you eliminate the nonverbal reasoning part and use it time for coded relationships.

English Language: Start with an Active and Passive voice in Grammar and, in vocabulary, talk about flattering your friends and colleagues.

10, 11th Day :

Data interpretation: After covering up the basic part of Percentage, it’s time to move on to the advanced part of the same chapter. See the types of questions and how to tackle various problems about a percentage.

Reasoning: Spend some more time with coded relationships. Do not think to start a new chapter in verbal reasoning. In non-verbal reasoning, study 5 figure series.

English Language: Complete Active and Passive Voice by revising it and start studying forms of verbs after revising verbs. Also, explore a couple of comprehensions.

12th Day :

Data interpretation: Start a new as well as one of the most important chapters of this section; Average. Learn about the basic concepts of deriving averages.

Reasoning: Do arrangements in verbal reasoning whereas in nonverbal reasoning continue with the same as Day 7.

English Language: After the completion of the forms of verbs, start Tenses. It is an important part of the syllabus so you should pay attention. In vocabulary, come across a variety of personalities and their qualities or characteristics.

13, 14th Day :

Data interpretation: Average is the chapter on which you need to focus. Move on to the advanced part of average and understand the ways to solve various types of problems.

Reasoning:” Input-output basic’s shifting” is the part to study in verbal reasoning. In nonverbal reasoning, continue with the same.

English Language: Revise and review the vocabulary part that you did in the past couple of days. In grammar, study the types of tenses.

15th Day :

Data interpretation: Solve some problems on averages and make sure that you will be able to solve the same during an examination. Once you are done, check out a couple of problems based on age.

Reasoning: Practice problems based on the things you have studied before and study analytical decision making. 5 figure series demands your attention in nonverbal reasoning.

English Language: Auxiliary and Modals is to be studied in grammar. Discuss common phenomenon for vocabulary.

16, 17, 18th Day :

Data interpretation: Solve problems based on time and work as well as work and wages. Make sure that you cover all the types of sums.

Reasoning: It’s time to learn about Critical reasoning and some informal tips. In nonverbal reasoning, move on to 4 figure series.

English Language: Start learning Adverbs and its types and usage. Come across difficult words for vocabulary.

19th Day :

Data interpretation: It’s time to start another important chapter; Interests. Give full attention to understand Simple Interest and Compound Interest.

Reasoning: Revise the part you studied the previous day and study assumptions in verbal reasoning. Continue with 4 figure series in nonverbal reasoning.

English Language: You need to cover a huge part in grammar which is prepositions, conjunctions and interjection. Although the chapters are multiple, the entire study material is straightforward and doesn’t demand much time. Skip vocabulary.

20th Day :

Data interpretation: Allegation should be completed within the half of the total time allotted for this section. Profit and loss should be completed in the later half.

Reasoning: Arguments in verbal reasoning and missing figure series in nonverbal reasoning are to be studied with proper presence of mind.

English Language: Revise the chapters you did the previous day. Practice essay writing and paragraph writing for descriptive papers.

21th Day :

Data interpretation: Practice sums on time and distance as well as trains and streams. Complete both the chapters by solving a couple of sums.

Reasoning: Study evaluating interferences in verbal reasoning and continue with missing figure series.

English Language: Analyze the types of sentences, come across some difficult words and read some comprehensions along with practising precise writing.

22th Day :

Data interpretation: Mensuration is the part to be covered. Learn to make tables and charts. Complete the entire mensuration part without any postponement.

Reasoning: Study statements and conclusions in verbal reasoning and Analogy. Concentrate fully on understanding Analogy.

English Language: Transformation of sentences in grammar, construction of sentences and difficult words for vocabulary should be studied.

23th Day :

Data interpretation: Another important part of data interpretation is Series Case. Data sufficiency and series should be studied and understood properly.

Reasoning: Course of action, as well as cause and effect, should be studied in verbal reasoning. In nonverbal reasoning, continue with Analogy.

English Language: Revise Transformation of Sentences and start with Direct and Indirect Speech. Talk about the things that are going around the world for vocabulary and also explore some difficult words.

24th Day :

Data interpretation: Solve sums related to Series case. After its completion, start with permutation and combination.

Reasoning: Study sufficiency in verbal reasoning and classification in nonverbal reasoning.

English Language: Learn how to change direct speech to indirect speech and vice versa. Continue with difficult words for vocabulary.

25th Day :

Data interpretation: Revise Permutation and Combination. Once you are done, get introduced to Probability.

Reasoning: Practice problems based on sufficiency and study classification in verbal and nonverbal reasoning respectively.

English Language: Study Structures, revise Transformation of sentences and learn Idioms.

26th Day :

Data interpretation: Get a thorough knowledge about various types of Probabilities and learn how to solve problems of the same.

Reasoning: Study anything if left. Otherwise, revise Analogy.

English Language: Study Adverb and revise its use in sentences as well as paragraphs.

27-31th Day :

Data interpretation: As you have covered the entire syllabus, it’s time to check the syllabus and make sure if there is any chapter in which you need to pay more attention to gain higher confidence. If you don’t have any problem in any chapter, revise every chapter one-by-one.

Reasoning: Execute a bit of thorough revision. Pick out a couple of sums and check whether you are able to answer them correctly.

English Language: Practice paragraph writing, essay writing, letter writing. Read lots of comprehensions to enhance your reading speed.

The entire study plan didn’t have any technique to prepare for General Awareness. It is because it requires a completely different pattern. You need to read the newspaper on regular basis irrespective of the day or date. The market and marketing events section should be read thoroughly because questions come from this section in an examination. You should also spend a couple of hours on computer and internet for getting a brief knowledge of internet reference and MS Office.

The study plan is most effective for candidates who dedicate their mind fully to study for atleast 31 days. While you are following this plan, you should be accurate and completely devoted to accepting the plan and study as per it. Even a slightest of modification can disturb the balance of the entire plan which might reduce the intensity of effective preparation. Also, it is recommendable to stay at the best of your health while you prepare according to the above-mentioned study plan for SBI PO examination 2017.


Banking Affairs 18th February 2017 | Financial Awareness 18th February 2017

1. Cabinet Approves Trade Facilitation Agreement

  • Union Cabinet approved the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement.
  • The pact was agreed upon at a multilateral meeting in Bali in 2013.
  • It will take effect once two-thirds of the WTO members complete ratification process.

2. Ringing Bells Unveils World’s Cheapest Smartphone

  • Defense Minister Manohar Parrikkar launched the cheapest smartphone.
  • The smartphone, named ‘Freedom 251’, comes with a price tag of Rs. 251.
  • ‘It has 4-inch display, a 3.2 MP primary camera and a front facing camera.
  • Bookings will start on Thursday 18 February from 6.00 am.
  • Ringing Bells had also launched the cheapest 4G smartphone at Rs 2,999, recently.

3.SEBI chief designate’s term cut by two years

  • The government on 17th Feb 2017 reduced the term of Ajay Tyagi, Chairman-designate of the Securities and Exchange Board of India, by two years.
  • Tyagi, who will take over as SEBI chief next month, will now have a term of three years and will be eligible for an extension.

4. Govt may divert coal from thermal plants to steel industry: Goyal

  • The government is examining a proposal to divert high-grade domestic coal from thermal power plants to meet the needs of the steel industry for coking coal.
  • Speaking at the sidelines of the International Conference on NexGen Technologies for Mining and Fuel Industries here, Minister of State for coal, Piyush Goyal said, “There are certain grades of coal which if washed can be upgraded to coking coal.
  • So, Secretary Coal has been advised to work with the coal companies. We are trying to get an additional 20 mn tonnes of coking coal in the country within the next 3-4 years .”

5. Neelam Damodaran is Bank of India new ED

  • The Government has appointed Neelam Damodaran as Executive Director of Bank of India. His tenor is up to November 30, 2019.Prior to his elevation as ED, Damodaran was General Manager with Bank of Baroda.
  • He took charge on February 16, 2017 .With this appointment, Bank of India now has two EDs. R A Sankara Narayanan has been ED of the bank since May 15, 2015.

6. Rubber Board gets nod for 2nd phase of skills project

  • The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has approved the second phase of a Rubber Board project for skill development in the rubber plantation sector under the Pradhan Mantri KaushalVikas Yojana (PMKVY).
  • The project proposes to impart Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) training to 22,000 persons in rubber tapping and processing in Kerala, Tripura and

7. CMFRI launches ‘fish identifying’ app

  • The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has developed a mobile app called Fish Finder — to identify commercial reef and reef-associated fishes.
  • The app has an easy search portal with common names and is useful for the public as well as researchers and students, said Rekha J Nair, Principal Scientist of the Demersal Fisheries Division of CMFRI, who developed the app.