Wednesday, July 23, 2014

State Bank of India (SBI) Recruitment of 300 Special Management Executive (Banking) Posts

Applications are invited for the following posts:
1. Special Management Executive (Banking) - MMGS III: 165 Posts
2. Special Management Executive (Banking) - MMGS II: 135 Posts
Qualification
: CA/ ICWA/ ACS/ MBA/ MMS/ PGDBA/ PGPM/ PGDM. (The course should be of 2 years full time duration. Courses completed through correspondence/ part-time are not eligible. The institute should be recognised/ approved by Govt., Govt. bodies/ AICTE). 

Applications Fee: Rs. 100/- for SC/ ST candidates and Rs. 500/- for General and others candidates. 

Selection Procedure: Selection of candidates will be on the basis of examination, group discussion and interview.

Phase I: Online examination consisting objective test for 200 marks and descriptive test for 50 marks. Both the tests will be online. Candidates will be required to answer their descriptive test also online.

Test pattern:
Objective Test: Online
Sl. No.
Test Details
No of Questions
Marks
Time
1
Banking Knowledge
50
50
120 Minutes
2
Data Interpretation & Analysis
50
50
3
Reasoning
50
50
4
General Awareness
50
50
Descriptive Test: Online
English Language Test: (Letter Writing & Essay)
50
75 Minutes

Phase II: Group Discussion (20 Marks) & Interview (30) Marks.

How to Apply: Candidates can apply online only. 

Important Dates:
  • Opening date of online registration 24-July-2014
  • Closing date of online registration 11-Aug-2014
  • Payment of fee (Online): 24-July-2014 to 11-Aug-2014
  • Payment of fee (Offline): 26-July-2014 to 13-Aug-2014
  • Date of written examination 19-Sept-2014

For more details, please visit:

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Kerala Gramin Bank (KGB) Recruitment of 683 Officer Posts

Kerala Gramin Bank (KGB) invites online applications for the posts of Officers in Junior Management Scale I (Assistant Managers) and Office Assistants (Multipurpose) cadres for those who have qualified at the Online CWE for RRBs conducted by IBPS during September/ October 2013.
  1. Officer Junior Management Scale – I (Assistant Manager): 253 Posts
    Qualification: i). Bachelor degree of a recognised university in any discipline 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. ii). Computer knowledge or awareness will be an added qualification. 
  2. Office Assistant (Multipurpose): 430 Posts
    Qualification: i). Bachelor degree of a recognised university in any discipline or its equivalent. ii). Knowledge of Computer Skills. 
Age (As on 01/07/2013): 18-28 years

Applications Fee: Rs.20/- for SC/ ST/ PWD candidates and Rs. 100/- for all others.

How to Apply: Candidates can apply online only.

Important Dates:
  • Opening date of online registration 23-July-2014
  • Closing date of online registration 11-Aug-2014
For more details, please visit: http://www.keralagbank.com/public_downloads/job_openings/eng/uploads_original/2014-07-21/kgbRecruitment.pdf  

COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE PRACTICE MCQs FOR IBPS EXAMS

1. Computer audit involves review of ____
a) Established policies
b) Efficiency of operations
c) Checking of data integrity
d) a, b, c
e) None of these

2. Which of the following is not available in Font Spacing?
a) Normal
b) Loosely
c) Condensed
d) Expanded
e) None of these

3. Dynamic Adhoc Wireless Networks (DAWN) usually come under?
a) 2G
b) 3G
c) 4G
d) 5G
e) None of these

4. Which of the following is Not a characteristic of e-mail?
a) Low cost
b) Record maintenance in data base
c) High speed
d) Waste reduction
e) None of these

5. Which of the following is not an example of hard ware?
a) Scanner
b) Printer
c) Mouse
d) Monitor
e) Interpreter

6. A magnetic strip is fixed on the back of the cards, which holds information about the customer such as his account number etc also contains his:
a) Personal Identification Number
b) Address
c) Age
d) Occupation
e) None

7. What is used in most programs that is a part of program and guides the user through certain steps?
a) Wizard
b) Software
c) Wiki
d) Hardware
e) None of these

8. Which one of the following input device is user-programmable?
a) Dumb terminal
b) Smart terminal
c) VDT
d) Intelligent terminal
e) None of these

9. The most frequently used instructions of a computer program are likely to be fetched from?
a) The hard disk
b) Cache memory
c) RAM
d) Registers
e) None

10. In Excel, this is a prerecorded formula that provides a shortcut for complex calculations?
a) Value
b) Data Series
c) Function
d) Field
e) None of these

11. The secondary storage devices can only store data but they cannot perform?
a) Arithmetic Operation
b) Logic operation
c) Fetch operations
d) All of the above
e) None of the above

12. The One-time password (OTPs) can be obtained by a customer, via which among the following?
a) Approaching the nearest Bank Branch
b) e-mail by applying for OTP online
c) SMS on Mobile
d) All of the above
e) None of these

13. The ____ component is used by the data analyst to create the queries that access the database?
a) Data extraction
b) End User Presentation Tool
c) Data store
d) End User Query Tool
e) None Of These

14. Which of the following is used To access a mainframe or supercomputer?
a) PDA
b) Terminal
c) Modem
d) Node
e) None of these

15. "Bitmap" is a ?
a) Format which windows use for desktop wall paper
b) Graphic file format made up of small dots
c) Specific kind of bitmap files with the BMP extension
d) All of the above
e) None of these

16. ADSL stands for ?
a) Automatic Digital Subscriber Line
b) Asymmetric Direct Subscriber Line
c) Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
d) Automatic Direct Subscriber Line
e) None of these

17. The most common method of signing digitally is with the help of______cryptography, as contemplated
by the Information Technology Act 2000:
a) Public Key
b) Biometrics
c) Firewall
d) b and c
e) None of these

18. Objects on the slide which holds text are called ______
a) Object holders
b) Text holders
c) Auto layout
d) Data holders
e) Place holders

19. What is the shortcut key to "Undo" the last action in a document?
a) Ctrl + U
b) Ctrl + Y
c) Ctrl + X
d) Ctrl + Z
e) None of these

20. End-to-end connectivity is provided from Host-to-Host in?
a) Network layer
b) Session layer
c) Data link layer
d) Transport layer
e) None

21. "www" is based on which of the following modes?
a) Local Server
b) 2-tier
c) Client server
d) 3- tier
e) None of these

22. Which command will be used to duplicate the entire disk?
a) Copy
b) Undo
c) Format
d) Disk copy
e) None

23. To select the entire column in a worksheet, which of the following options can be used?
a) Shift + Space
b) Alt + Space
c) Shift + Alt
d) Ctrl + Space
e) None of these

24. The errors that can be pointed out by the compiler are?
a) Semantic errors
b) Logic errors
c) System errors
d) Syntax errors
e) None of these

ANSWERS:
1) d 2) b 3) d 4) b 5) e 6) a 7) a 8) d 9) b 10) c
11) d 12) c 13) d 14) b 15) d 16) c 17) a 18) e 19) d 20) d
21) c 22) d 23) d 24) d

Friday, July 18, 2014

Marketing Aptitude Study Material

                                    Bank's Customer
Bank is a place where commodity money is exchanged for money. Money is serviced to different customers in many ways and named them as different services. Lifecycle of human from a child to a senior citizen, banks find customer in each every stages of life and offer services to their financial needs and modify them according to their demand. Also bank offer services to business units, SHGs, trusts, corporate bodies, other banks and even to Government, etc....
★ Banks also offer wide range of services to the trade customer namely importers and exporters in international trade. Let us know about bank's customer.
Buyer: An individual who buys goods, either for resale or for use in production or for use of somebody else.
★ The term buyer is used for, manufacturer buys goods for production, distributor buys the goods to sale to whole seller or retailer, and we buy gifts for present.
Customer: An individual who purchases a product or service either for his own consumption or for others.
★ The term customer is used to deal with situations where product cannot be directly consumed. For example: In this situation, the one named 'A' visited super market to buy foodgrains, is a customer.
The food-grains are consumed (cooked and eaten) by complete A's family are consumers.
Consumer: An individual who finally consumes the product is known as consumer, in other words buys and use the goods by same person.
★ The term consumer is used to deal with situations where product can be directly consumed, basically consumer is used in services related situation.
★ Services industry like banks, both customer and consumer are same. As nature of service is 'production, distribution and consumption are simultaneous process'. The one who visit the bank is a customer as well as consumer.
★ Bank's marketing deals with providing services to satisfy customer financial needs and wants. Banks provide services to living and non living things.
★ Living things are only humans (an individual). Non living things are a small or big business units, trust, society, SHGs, other banks, corporate bodies and even Government, etc....
★ Any legal entity can become a customer of bank. Financial needs of these customers are different. For their consumption, different banks offer different services.
★ The ultimate aim of a bank is to satisfy the customer in order to retain them and get some revenue. Banks does everything in order to create, win and retain customer.
★ The services that are rendered by the banks are designed for customer convenience. Customer satisfaction is achieved by the services and performance of all bank employees.

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) Recruitment of Probationary Officer/ Management Trainees


Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducting a online examination for the next common recruitment process for selection of personnel for Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee posts in the Participating Organisations in October 2014.

Qualification: Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a university recognised by the Govt. of India or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government. The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet/ Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he/ she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.

Age (As on 01/07/2014): 20 - 30 years 

Application Fee: Rs. 10/- for SC/ ST/ PWD candidates and Rs. 600/- for all others candidates.

CWE – Online Examination: The structure of the Examination which will be conducted online is as follows:
Sr.No.Name of TestsMaximum MarksDuration
1Reasoning50Composite time of 2 hours
2English Language40
3Quantitative Aptitude50
4General Awareness (with special reference to Banking Industry)40
5Computer Knowledge20
Total200

For IBPS PO's Study Material and Practice Tests: Click Here
How to Apply: Candidates can apply online only.

Important Dates:
  • Online Registration 22-July-2014 – 11-Aug-2014
  • Payment of Application Fees- Online 22-July-2014 – 11-Aug-2014
  • Payment of Application Fees- Offline 24-July-2014 – 14-Aug-2014
  • Download of Call Letter for Pre-Examination Training (PET) for SC/ST/ Minority Community candidates 11-Sept-2014 – 22-Sept-2014
  • Pre-Examination Training 22-Sept-2014 – 27-Sept-2014
  • Download of Call letter for Examination After 01-Oct- 2014
  • Online Examination (Tentative dates)- some/ all/ additional dates as the need arises:
  • 11-Oct- 2014 & 12-Oct- 2014
  • 18-Oct- 2014 & 19-Oct- 2014
  • 01-Nov-2014 & 02-Nov-2014
  • Declaration of result status of examination (CWE) November, 2014
  • Download of call letters for Interview January 2015
  • Conduct of Interview January 2015
  • Provisional Allotment April 2015

Reserve Bank of India Recruitment of 506 Assistant Posts


Applications are invited for the following posts.
Assistant: 506 Posts
Qualifications (as on 06-08-2014): i). At least a Bachelors degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for SC/ ST/ PWD candidates) in the aggregate and the knowledge of word processing on PC. ii). A candidate belonging to Ex-servicemen category should either be a graduate from a recognised university or should have passed the matriculation or its equivalent examination of the Armed Forces and rendered at least 15 years of defence service. iii). Candidates applying for post in a particular state should be proficient in the language of the state i.e. know to read, write, speak and understand the language.

Age (As on 01/07/2014): 18-28 years

Application Fees/ Intimation Charges (Non- Refundable): Rs. 50/- for SC/ ST/ PWD/ EXS. (Intimation Charges) and Rs. 450 /- for OBC/ General candidates (Examination fee+ Intimation Charges).

Scheme of Selection: Selection will be through Online Examination and Interview. 

How to Apply: Candidates can apply online only.

Important Dates:
  • Opening date of online registration 16-July-2014
  • Closing date of online registration 06-Aug-2014

For more details, please visit: http://rbi.org.in/scripts/bs_viewcontent.aspx?Id=2855

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Puduvai Bharathiar Grama Bank Recruitment of Various Posts

Puduvai Bharathiar Grama Bank invites applications for the post of Officer in Junior Management (Scale I) Cadre and Office Assistant (Multipurpose) for those who have qualified at the On-line CWE for RRBs conducted by IBPS during September/ October 2013.
1. Officer Scale-I (Junior Management): 08 Posts
2. Office Assistant (Multipurpose): 05 Posts
Eligibility
: Eligibility Criteria is to be considered as per RRBs CWE-II Advertisement published in Employment News/Rozgar Samachar Issue Dated 6th July –12th July, 2013 released by IBPS and posted on the IBPS’s website www.ibps.in.

Application Fee: Rs.100/- for all others and Rs. 20/- for SC/ ST/ PWD candidates.

How to Apply: Candidates can apply online only.

Last Date: 11/07/2014

For more details, please visit: 

Vananchal Gramin Bank Recruitment of Various Posts

Vananchal Gramin Bank invites applications for the post of Officer in Middle Management Grade (Scale-III/II), Officer in Junior Management (Scale I) and Office Assistant (Multipurpose) for those who qualified the Common Written Examination for RRBs conducted by IBPS in September 2013.
  1. Officer Scale-III: 02 Posts
    Qualification:
     Degree in any discipline from a recognised university or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. Preference will be given to the candidates having degree/ diploma in Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Co-operation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy.
  2. Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer): 02 Posts
    Qualification: Degree in any discipline from a recognised university or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. Preference will be given to the candidates having degree in Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy.
  3. Officer Scale-II (Treasury Manager): 01 Post
    Qualification: Certified Associate ship (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India or MBA in Finance from a recognised university/ institution.
  4. Officer Scale-II (Marketing Officer): 02 Posts
    Qualification:
     MBA in Marketing from a recognised university.
  5. fficer Scale-II (Agricultural Officer): 02 Posts
    Qualification:
    Degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Dairy/ Animal Husbandry/ Forestry/ Veterinary Science/ Agricultural Engineering/Pisciculture from a recognised university or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
  6. Officer Scale-I: 35 Posts
    Qualification: i). Degree in any discipline from a recognised 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; ii). Proficiency in local language. iii). Computer knowledge or awareness will be an added qualification.
  7. Office Assistant (Multipurpose): 40 Posts
    Qualification: Degree in any discipline from a recognised university or its equivalent. i). Proficiency in local language. ii). Knowledge of Computer skills.
Fee: Rs. 20/- for SC/ ST/ PWD candidates and Rs.100/- for all others candidates.

Important Dates:
  • Opening date for online registration 26/06/2014
  • Last date for online registration 11/07/2014
For more details, please visit: http://www.vananchalgraminbank.com/rect.shtml 

Pandyan Grama Bank Recruitment of 102 Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Posts

Pandyan Grama Bank invites applications for the post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose) for those who have qualified the Online CWE for RRBs conducted by IBPS during September/ October 2013. 

Office Assistant (Multipurpose): 102 Posts
Eligibility
: Eligibility Criteria is to be considered as per RRBs CWE-II Advertisement published in Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar Issue Dated 6th July–12th July, 2013 released by IBPS and posted on the IBPS’s website: www.ibps.in. 

Language Proficiency: The candidates are required to possess proficiency in the local language of the Tamil Nadu State i.e. TAMIL. For ensuring proficiency in local language, the candidate should have local language at 10th Std level.

Application Fee: Rs. 20/- for SC/ ST/ PWD/ EXSM candidates and Rs.100/- for all others candidates.

How to Apply: Candidates can apply online only.

Last Date: 14/07/2014

For more details, please visit: http://www.pandyangramabank.in/FINAL
%20ADVERTISEMENT%20-%20PGB%20-%2027.06.2014.pdf
  

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Marketing Awareness Practice MCQs for SBI Assistants & SBI P.O. Exam

1. A marketing tactic that encourages a customer to make a specific action is termed as?
a) Call
b) Customization
c) Acquisition
d) Conversion
e) None of these

2. When you increase your market share, your____ is enlarged:
a) Profitability
b) Productivity
c) Customer base
d) Customer orientation
e) None of the above

3. Market forecasting involves:
a) Sales forecasting for an organisations products/ services
b) Estimate of the demand for your products/ services
c) Predicting future demand
d) All of the above
e) None of the above

4. International dimension of marketing includes?
a) Domestic marketing
b) International trade
c) Foreign marketing
d) All of the above
e) None of these

5. Which of the following groups may be prospective customers for SME loans?
a) Farmers
b) SSIs
c) Professionals
d) Home seekers
e) None of these

6. Which is the right sequence of stages of Internationalization?
a) Domestic,Transnational, Global, International, Multinational
b) Domestic, International, Multinational, Global, Transnational
c) Domestic, Multinational, International, Transnational, Global
d) Domestic, International, Transnational, Multinational, Global
e) None of these

7. Costs that do not vary with production or sales levels are called:
a) fixed costs
b) variable costs
c) standard costs
d) independent costs
e) None of these

8. Sellers that handle their own exports are engaged in:
a) Direct exporting.
b) Indirect exporting.
c) Licensing.
d) Contract manufacturing.
e) None of these

9. Current Account is basically meant for?
a) Investment purpose
b) Saving purpose
c) Identify purpose
d) Earning foreign exchange
e) Day-to-day needs of One's Business

10. Direct marketing does not include?
a) Catalogues
b) Mailers
c) Fliers
d) Advertisement placed on Internet
e) email

11. A ____ is the way consumers perceive an actual or potential product?
a) product idea
b) product image
c) product concept
d) product feature
e) None of these

12. The goal of the marketing logistics system should be to provide:
a) a targeted level of promotional support.
b) a targeted level of customer service at the least cost.
c) a targeted level of transportation expense ratio
d) a targeted level of field support
e) None of these

13. Wal-Mart owned Sam's club is an example of a retail form called a(n):
a) Factory outlet
b) Super specialty store
c) Seconds store
d) Warehouse club
e) None of these

14. Father of Marketing is:
a) Keynes
b) Adamsmith
c) Anil Ambani
d) Moslow
e) Phillip Kotler

15. Which of the following is one of the positive outcomes of good competition?
a) Bigger sales team
b) Increased Marketing expenditure
c) High price
d) Improved customer service
e) All of the above

16. ____is quoted as saying that "everyone lives by selling something"?
a) Bill Gates
b) Robert Louis Stevenson
c) Arthur Miller
d) Henry Ford
e) Abraham Lincoln

17. A ____ is any activity or benefit offered for sale that is essentially intangible and does not result in the ownership of anything?
a) demand
b) basic staple
c) product
d) service
e) None of these

18. When an importing country sets limits on the amount of goods it will accept in certain product categories is called a(n):
a) Embargo
b) Tariff
c) Barrier
d) Quota
e) None of these

19. In terms of special product life cycles, a ____is a basic and distinctive mode of expression?
a) genre
b) style
c) fashion
d) fad
e) All of these

20. Sales lead generation can be improved by?
a) Being Passive
b) Emphasis On product design
c) Reviving Recovery Department
d) Increasing personal and professional contacts
e) None of these

21. A ____ is a need that is sufficiently pressing to direct the person to seek satisfaction?
a) motive
b) demand
c) requirement
d) want
e) All of these

22. The choice between high markups and high volume is part of which of the following retailer marketing decisions?
a) Target market decisions
b) Product assortment and services decisions
c) Pricing decisions
d) Promotion decisions
e) All of the above

23. A ____ is a promotion strategy that calls for using the sales force and trade promotion to move the product through various channels?
a) push strategy
b) pull strategy
c) blocking strategy
d) integrated strategy
e) None of these

24. Which of the following is NOT one of the five stages of the buyer decision process?
a) need recognition
b) brand identification
c) information search
d) purchase decision
e) None of these

25. The Performance of a salesperson depends on?
a) His/her willingness and ability
b) His/her aggressiveness
c) Depends on Incentives
d) Depends on salaries paid
e) None of these

26. A(n)____ is a retail store that carries a narrow product line with a deep assortment within that line?
a) shopping goods store
b) convenience store
c) specialty store
d) department store
e) None of these

27. When producers, wholesalers, and retailers act as a unified system, they comprise a:
a) Conventional marketing system
b) Power based marketing system
c) Horizontal marketing system
d) Vertical marketing system
e) None of these

28. A company is practicing ____ if it focuses on sub segments with distinctive traits that may seek a special combination of benefits which are not available in the market.
a) segment marketing
b) mass marketing
c) niche marketing
d) micromarketing
e) None of these

29. Even though buying roles in the family change constantly, the ____ has traditionally been the main purchasing agent for the family?
a) grandparent
b) teenage children
c) husband
d) wife
e) All of the above

30. Which Of the following is required for a successful Blue Ocean Strategy?
a) Innovation
b) Motivation
c) Effective communication
d) All of the above
e) Only option 'b' and 'c'

31. Setting call objectives is done during which of the following stages of the selling process?
a) Prospecting
b) Proactive approach
c) Approach
d) Handling objections
e) None of these

32. The course of a product's sales and profits over its lifetime is called:
a) the sales chart
b) the dynamic growth curve
c) the adoption cycle
d) the product life cycle
e) None of these

ANSWERS:
1) d 2) c 3) d 4) d 5) b 6) b 7) a 8) a 9) e 10) d
11) b 12) b 13) d 14) e 15) d 16) b 17) d 18) d 19) b 20) d
21) a 22) c 23) a 24) b 25) a 26) c 27) d 28) c 29) d 30) d 31) b 32) d