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August 24, 2010

AXIS Bank Sample Papers, Books & Exam Pattern

AXIS Bank Sample PapersThis blog post follows my earlier blog post "AXIS Bank Freshers Recruitment 2010-2011" which is an introductory article on where you can find the Freshers job availability in Axis bank, what are the eligibilities required and how to apply Axis bank as a fresher.

The focus of this blog article is on how to prepare for the Axis Bank exam. It tells you about the pattern of Axis Bank Exam and points you to the sources for online sample papers and books for Axis Bank Exam.

At first, let us find out about the pattern of Axis Bank Exam.


Axis Bank Exam Pattern:
Axis bank Recruitment notification 2010 does not says much about the pattern of written exam for for freshers - it does not specifies what papers would be asked in the exam, neither the mark distribution among the test papers.
So I had to dig deeper into the Axis bank career website and found the pattern/format/scheme of the written exam in this FAQ page of Axis Bank exam website. As per this web page, the written exam will consist of following four test sections:
1. Aptitude
2. Reasoning
3. English and
4. Banking Awareness/GK

So that's it - the Freshers Exam papers of AXIS Bank is identical to the Bank PO exams and hence you can use the sample papers and books of PO (Probationary Officers) exams for AXIS Bank Freshers Exam.

There are two types of tests in Bank PO written exam: Objective Test & Descriptive Test.

Let us go into more details of these tests:

Objective Test Pattern of Axis Bank exam:

In Bank PO exams, the Objective test consists of same four sections to be answered in about 2 hours: Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness & English Language with distribution of marks & questions as given below:
Axis Bank Exam Pattern
There is negative marks for the wrong answers in the Objective Tests. You can use the above pattern of exam while preparing for Axis bank written exam.

Descriptive Test Pattern of Axis Bank exam:
The Descriptive Paper consists of General Topic questions for Probationary Officers. 3 questions worth 60 marks are to be answered in 45 minutes.

In bank PO exams, the descriptive paper tests your Language composition, clarity of thoughts and brevity, higher order cognitive abilities, organization of ideas in a logical coherent manner and above all: your written communication skill.


Online sample/model/previous years papers of Axis Bank exam:
I had searched for those online papers of Axis Bank exam which you would need for preparation of the exam. I could not locate any sample paper exclusive to Axis Bank exam. But however, I could fish out some sample papers for Bank PO exam, which I think would help in your preparation for Axis Bank exam:

From careers-india.com:
Indian Overseas Bank Probationary Officers Exam - 2008 Solved question paper (GK).
It has 50 questions.

Books for Bank PO Solved previous papers papers:
Although above sample papers gives you an exposure to what questions you may expect in the Axis Bank exam, your actual preparation should be based on books as the contents are more reliable.
Following books can be used for your preparation. These books are available in most of the bookstores, but you can also order them online by clicking the links below, from Flipkart.com which offers huge discounts up to 25%, apart from free shipping/postage in India. You can choose to pay through Credit Card/Debit Card/Internet Banking. You can also choose to pay through “Cash-on-Delivery” i.e. you pay in cash only when the same is delivered at your doorstep:

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How to prepare for AXIS Bank Interview?
This blog has excellent materials to help you prepare for the Axis Bank Interview & Group Discussion with a list of Interview questions & GD topics.

For Interview, click here to visit this article, which tells you what are the requirements an interviewer looks for in you. It also gives you an interesting YouTube video telling you how you can also analyze an interviewer and hence be prepared for it. And than it gives you a list of 99 interview questions, which are most repeated in every other interview! These questions helps you prepare yourself.

Similarly for GD, click here to visit this article, which tells you what are the essential qualities you need to have and how you can prepare for the same, along with a YouTube video of a mock-GD. Further this article tells you what are the different types of GD, along with example of GD topics.

I am sure with above materials for the Written Test, Interview & GD, you would succeed in clearing the Axis Bank Exam with ease. Keep visiting this blog as I would keep on posting more materials on how to crack the Axis Bank exam. Also, I would love if you share your Axis Bank exam experience in this blog by posting comments below.

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