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November 27, 2014
Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank Recruitment 2014 Notification & Form

Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank Recruitment 2014 Notification & Form

Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank Recruitment 2014Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank has announced recruitment for 431 vacancies - 209 Officers and 222 Office Assistants. Notification for this has already been published and you can click here to download  Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank Recruitment 2014 Notification. But there is a rider: to appear in this recruitment process you must have qualified at the IBPS CWE III RRBs in September/October 2014 and also must have studied Kannada language as a subject in Class-X, Class-XII or at Graduation level. Online application form for Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank Recruitment 2014 would start from 3rd December and 17th December, 2014 would be the last date for submission of form.
Selection Process:
As you had appeared in the IBPS Common Written Exam (RRB) already, there would be no further written exam for the Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank job. After you apply for this job, you will be shortlisted for Interview based on the Total Weighted Scores (TWS) of IBPS CWE. The total marks for Interview is 30 and it will be held at Bellary.

Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank Vacancy 2014Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank Vacancy 2014:
There are 431 vacancies - 209 Officers and 222 Office Assistants. You can find the category-wise vacancy details in the table.

Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank Salary:
Salary offered by Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank for the Officers and Office Assistants is as below:
Officer: Pay –scale Rs.14500-600/7-18700-700/2-20100-800/7-25700
Office Assistant: Pay –scale Rs.7200-400/3-8400-500/3-9900-600/4-12300-700/7-17200-1300/1-18500- 800/1-19300.

Eligibility for Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank Salary:
Eligibility for the Officers and Office Assistants is as below:
Age Eligibility (As on 01.06.2014)
For Officer: Min. 18 years & Max: 28 years (DOB not earlier than 03.06.1986 and not later than 31.05.1996)
For Office Assistant: Min. 18 years & Max: 28 years (DOB not earlier than 02.06.1986 and not later than 01.06.1996).

Educational Qualification Eligibility:
For Office Assistants: Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent
(i) Essential: Proficiency in local language.
(ii) Desirable: Knowledge of Computer skills.

For Officers:
Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent.
Preference will be given to the candidates having degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy.
(i) Proficiency in local language.
(ii) Computer knowledge or awareness will be an added qualification.

For Proficiency in local language:
You should have studied:
a. Kannada language at 10thStd level OR
b. Kannada language at Pre-University (10+2) level OR
c. Kannada language at graduation level.

IBPS CWE RRB Cut-off Eligibility
In addition to possessing the above eligibility, you must have qualified IBPS CWE III RRBs in September/October 2014 and also possess following minimum Cut-off marks:

IBPS CWE RRB Cut-off for Officers:

IBPS CWE RRB Cut-off for Officers:

IBPS CWE RRB Cut-off for Office Assistants
IBPS CWE Cut-Off For Office Assistant


Online form for Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank Recruitment 2014:
You have to apply for these Officers and Office Assistants  job in Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank only through the online application form. The online registration form would be available from 3rd December to 17th December, 2014. How to apply for these jobs have been given clearly in section “13. HOW TO APPLY”  in page: 8-9 of the notification.

If you have gone through the same carefully, please Click here to find the Online Form within above dates.

Best Wishes!
November 24, 2014
BSNL JAO 2014-2015 Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Sample papers & Books

BSNL JAO 2014-2015 Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Sample papers & Books


BSNL JAO Exam Prep MaterialsBSNL has just issued recruitment notification for 962 Junior Accounts Officer (JAO) positions, details of which can be found in my previous blog post titled: BSNL JAO Exam 2014-2015: Notification, Eligibility & Forms. This blog post intends to provide you the study materials for BSNL JAO Exam – with Exam pattern, Syllabus, Sample papers & Books.

BSNL JAO Exam pattern:
BSNL JAO selection process consists of a 450 mark written exam, which has two papers, each of 3 hour duration. Section-wise marks distribution along with duration is given below:
BSNL JAO Exam pattern
As you can see from above, Paper-II for subject of your specialization (i.e. Financial Management /Cost Accounting /Tax & Commercial Laws) contains the lion’s share of the total marks: 300 out of total 450. Hence your effort should be to score maximum in this paper.

Although the written test would be held in February/March 2010 at a national level, once when you are selected, you would be posted in one of the 26 telecom circles (given in page-10 of the notification), based on the five options you selected while submitting the BSNL JAO application form.

BSNL JAO Exam Syllabus:
Paper –I syllabus: General English & General Aptitude/Awareness:
a). General English: Comprehension of given passages and Grammar, usage and vocabulary.
b). General Aptitude/Awareness: Current events of national and international importance: Indian polity & economy; General Mental ability; Test of reasoning & Quantitative Technique.

Paper-II syllabus: Financial and Commercial Accounts:
I). Advanced Accounting:
1. Company Accounts introduction; shares & debentures etc.
2. Company Accounts; final Accounts
3. Cash and fund flow statements

II). Auditing
1. Nature, objective and basic principles of auditing
2. Techniques of auditing physical verification, examination of documents and vouching, direct confirmation, analytical review.
3. Planning and audit, audit programme, working papers, audit process
4. Valuation of internal controls.
5. Various types of Audit.

III). Financial Management – an over view:
1. Goals of Financial Management.
2. Key activities of Financial Management.
3. Relationship of Finance to Accounting and Audit
4. Organisation of Finance Function.

IV). Financial Statements:
1. Basic concepts underlying accounting.
2. Balance Sheet
3. Profit and Loss Accounts
4. Source and usage of final statements
5. Financial topics related to balances received and profit and loss accounts
6. Analysing financial performance
7. Financial ratios
8. Applications of financial analysis
9. Problems in financial statements and analysis
10. Break-even analysis and leverages.

V). Financial Management in Public Sector Enterprises:
2. Capital Budgeting
3. Long term financing
4. Working Capital Management
5. Memorandum of Understanding
6. Financial Management & Control

VI). Bare Acts:
1. Company’s Act 1956 (with amendments)
2. Contract Act.
3. Partnership Act
4. Payment of Gratuity Act.
5. Consumer Protection Act.
6. Industrial Dispute Act.
7. Sales Tax Act.
8. Payment of Bonus Act.

BSNL JAO Exam Sample Papers:
I had searched for the JAO Exam Sample Papers on the net, I could not find any sample paper exclusively for the JAO exam. Your preparation therefore must be based section-wise, finding the sample papers for specific topics.

Sample Papers for BSNL JAO Exam Paper-I:
Paper-I of the JAO exam consists of two topics: General English & General Aptitude/Awareness. You can find these SBI Bank PO exam sample papers useful for preparation of these topics, as it has similar sections and standard of questions is also expected to be same.

Sample Papers for BSNL JAO Exam Paper-II:
Paper-II of the JAO exam is your specialization subject specific: Financial Management /Cost Accounting /Tax & Commercial Laws. And bulk of your preparation should be based on the course materials you studied in your college days: CA/CS/ICWA/M.Com.

I am not very sure, but following two sources on net gives you sample papers which you may find useful:

It gives you five sample paper on Financial Management.

It gives some similar sample papers.

BSNL JAO Exam Preparation Book:
I could find only one book exclusive to BSNL JAO Exam:
BSNL-Junior Accounts Officer (JAO) Exam Guide by Ramesh Publishing
List Price: Rs. 340; Offer Price: Rs. 320; Discount: Rs. 20= 5% OFF.
The above link takes you to Flipkart site directly - which offers free home delivery.
You can use this book as your basic preparatory material.

Hope with above BSNL JAO Exam study materials: Exam pattern, Syllabus, Sample papers & Books, you would be able to clear the same easily. Best wishes!
BSNL JAO Exam 2014-2015: Notification, Eligibility & Forms

BSNL JAO Exam 2014-2015: Notification, Eligibility & Forms

BSNL JAO Exam 2014Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) has just published Recruitment Notification 2014 for 962 Junior Accounts Officer (JAO). The Application Form to apply for this BSNL JAO job would be made available from 1st December, 2014 and last date to submit the form is 31st December, 2014. The written BSNL JAO Exam 2014-2015 would be held on 22nd February, 2015.
You can click here to download BSNL JAO Exam 2014-2015 Notification.

Objective of this blog post is to help you apply for this BSNL recruitment exercise by quoting the important relevant information from above notification. If you want to prepare seriously for this exam, please go through my article titled: BSNL JAO Exam 2014-2015 Pattern, Syllabus, Sample papers & Books which provides you the prep materials for it

BSNL JAO Vacancy 2014:
Number of BSNL JAO Vacancy 2014
As said there are a total of 962 Junior Accounts Officer (JAO) vacancy with category-wise break-up as below:
OC: 389; OBC: 260; SC: 195; ST: 118; TOTAL: 962

BSNL JAO Salary:
BSNL is offering these JAO salary in the pay-scale of  Rs. 16,400 - 40,500=, with which the approx salary per month is Rs. 32,000/=.

BSNL JAO Exam Eligibility:
Age Eligibility: Min: 20 yrs, Max: 30 yrs as on 01.01.2015 (1st January of the year of examination). Age relaxations exist as per Govt. rule for SC/ST/OBC candidates.

Educational Eligibility:
As on 31.12.2014, you need to be a Chartered Accountant (CA), Company Secretary (CS), Cost & Works Accountant (ICWA) or a Master of Commerce (M.Com) from a recognized Institution/University.

If you have the above eligibilities, you can apply for the BSNL JAO Exam 2015.

BSNL JAO Selection process:
BSNL JAO Selection process consists of a written exam on all-India level, which has two papers – Paper-1 with two sections: General English (100 marks) & General Aptitude/Awareness (50 marks) and Paper-2 (Financial Management / Cost Accounting / Tax and Commercial Laws ) with 300 marks – each paper of 3 hour duration.

Although the written test would be held on 2nd February, 2015 at a national level, once if you are selected, you would be posted in one of the 24 telecom circles, based on the five options you selected while submitting the BSNL JAO application form.

BSNL JAO Exam 2014-2015 Application Form:
There is no application fee for SC/ST/PH candidates. But if you do not belong to these categories, you need to pay the examination fee of Rs 1000/-.
The online form would  be made available from 1st December, 2014 to 31st December, 2014.
Within above dates, click here to find BSNL JAO Recruitment 2014 Online Form.

I have covered more on how to prepare in the blog post: BSNL JAO 2015 Exam with Exam pattern, Syllabus Sample papers & Books. Please go through the same.
IBPS CWE Specialist Officers 2015 Exam Pattern

IBPS CWE Specialist Officers 2015 Exam Pattern

IBPS CWE Specialist Officers Exam PatternIBPS Common Written Exam (CWE) for Specialist Officers 2015 is scheduled to be held on 14th/15th February, 2015 and many of you may be searching for the prep materials for this exam. It is for this reason that this blog post is being made - through the content below, I am discussing at length about the exam pattern/format of IBPS CWE for Specialist Officers. Once if you have the entire picture in detail, it would be easy for you to prepare for the exam.

In a follow-up article titled IBPS CWE Specialist Officers Exam Papers & Prep Books, you would find the Sample Papers & Prep Books for this exam.. If you have not applied so far for the exam, my article: IBPS CWE Specialist Officers Exam 2015 Dates, Eligibility & Form would help you apply for the exam.

In the very outset, let me tell you that IBPS CWE for Specialist Officers is not very different from IBPS CWE for PO (Probationary Officers), as you can see in my article titled: IBPS CWE PO Exam Pattern, Papers & Books: Prep Materials, except that in CWE for Specialist Officers, a major chunk of mark is for "Professional Knowledge" test section, which weighs about 37.5% for the total marks of the Common Written Exam. Towards the end, you would be finding a comparative analysis of these two exams.

Without vacillating away from the main topic, let us find what is the pattern of exam for IBPS CWE Specialist Officers.

IBPS CWE Specialist Officers Exam Pattern/Syllabus:
IBPS CWE Exam Pattern for Law Officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari 
is as given at right. It has 200 questions of 200 marks to be answered in 2 hours. 
There are four test sections:
1.0 Reasoning.
2.0 English Language.
3.0 General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry.
4.0 Professional Knowledge.


IBPS CWE Exam Pattern for rest of the Specialist Officers 
(i.e. IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/ Personnel Officer, Marketing Officer, Chartered Accountants & Manager Credit / Finance Executive) is on the other hand given at left.
It has again 200 questions of 200 marks to be answered in 2 hours. 
The four test sections are:
1.0 Reasoning.
2.0 English Language.
3.0 Quantitative Aptitude.
4.0 Professional Knowledge.

There is a minor difference between the IBPS CWE Exam Pattern for Law Officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari compared to other officers - while for for Law Officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari the third paper is "General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry", for others the third paper is "Quantitative Aptitude".

The noteworthy point while analyzing this exam pattern is:
1.0 There is least mark for English Language : only 25 marks (i.e. 1/2 mark per question)
2.0 Highest mark is for Professional Knowledge: 75 marks ((i.e. 1.5  mark per question)
So from above, you can decide where to put more emphasis.

There is not set syllabus for IBPS CWE Specialist Officers, as can be expected for any competitive exam. So base your preparation on the basis of previous years exam papers.

IBPS CWE Exam Pattern Specialist Officers Vis-A-Vis PO:
As I said in the beginning of the article, there are at least three test sections which is similar between CWE for PO & CWE for  Specialist Officers as you can find in the following table:
IBPS CWE Exam Pattern Specialist Officers Vis-A-Vis PO

Thus if you are appearing for Specialist Officers - Law Officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari, the three test section similar to PO exam are: Reasoning, English Language & General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry. On the other hand if you are appearing IBPS CWE for other Specialist Officers, the three test section similar to PO exam are: Reasoning, English Language & Quantitative Aptitude.

Why I am giving the above comparison? Just to tell you that you can use the Sample Papers/Prep Books for these similar test section of IBPS CWE for PO to prepare for IBPS CWE for Specialist Officers!

Negative marking in IBPS CWE Specialist Officers:
Please bear in mind that there is negative marking in IBPS CWE Specialist Officers Exam - 1/4th of the mark for that question. For instance a wrong answer in Professional Knowledge test section would cost you 0.375 mark while that for a English Language would cost you 0.125 mark.

So make your guess answers wisely!

IBPS CWE Specialist Officers Exam Cut-Off mark:
You have to score a minimum mark in each test as well as in aggregate  to be considered to be called for interview. This cut-off mark would be decided by IBPS based on the relative performance of all the candidates (i.e. only after the exam is over).

Marks allotted for IBPS Interview is 100. Here also you have to score minimum 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates).

Hope with above, you are now having a more clear picture on the IBPS CWE Specialist Officers Exam Pattern/Format. With above understanding, please go through my subsequent blog post titled: IBPS CWE Specialist Officers Exam Papers & Prep Books to find the prep/study materials.

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