November 25, 2017

General Awareness with special reference to Banking for IBPS PO Mains 2017

General Awareness with special reference to Banking for IBPS PO Mains exam 2017


General Awareness and Computer Awareness are scoring sections in the mains exam of IBPS PO. Don't neglect these and don't leave them to be prepared once the result of prelims is declared. Start prepared these two sections along with the other three sections while you are preparing for prelims. You may adjust the time of preparation according to your needs and goals. 

If these sections are left for later time, you are going to find it very difficult to learn a huge subject and another big task is to remember it. So start digesting small, so that you will find it easy and worry free when you have less time for the mains exam. Have a nice preparation.


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November 20, 2017

Vocabulary for IBPS, SBI, RBI, SSC & UPSC exams #26

Vocabulary for IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, SBI PO, SBI Clerk, RBI Grade B, RBI Assistant, SSC CGL Tier 1 & Tier 2, and UPSC CSAT exams

Vocabulary for IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, SBI PO, SBI Clerk, RBI Grade B, RBI Assistant, SSC CGL Tier 1 & Tier 2, and UPSC CSAT exams
The words given below are take from the article 'DeMon', Nationalism and Democracy' from the magazine "Economic and Political Weekly, dated November 11, 2017.

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  1. ABYSMAL = Extremely bad
  2. FIASCO = Complete failure
  3. ENSUED = Happen or occur afterwards or as a result of
  4. MISERY = A state or feeling of great physical or mental distress
  5. INDIGNITY = Circumstances that cause one to feel shame
  6. ASTOUNDINGLY = Surprisingly, Impressively
  7. COMPOSURE = The state of being calm and in control of oneself
  8. DEFIED = Openly resist or refuse to obey
  9. PROCLIVITY = Tendency to do something regularly
  10. HOARDED = Accumulate and hide - money or valued object
  11. RESORT TO = Turning to a course of action in difficult situation
  12. WORKAROUNDS = A method for overcoming a problem in a system
  13. SERPENTINE = Winding and twisting like a snake
  14. DESPAIR = The complete loss or absence o hope
  15. SENSITIVITY = Feelings liable to be hurt
  16. PRESUMED = Believe; Guess; Judge
  17. COUNTERFEIT = Faked; Copied; Forged
  18. MISERABLE = Causing unhappiness or discomfort; Tragic
  19. INFLICTION = A nuisance
  20. OVERWHELMING = Very great in amount
  21. NATIONALISM = Identification with one's own nation and supporting it's interests
  22. SWAY = Control; Rule; Domination; Power
  23. PREDATORY = Seeking to exploit others
  24. LUMPEN = Uninterested in revolutionary advancement ∕∕ Foolish; Stupid
  25. AUTOCRATIC = Relating to a ruler who has absolute power
  26. EXPLOITED = Benefit unfairly from the work of someone
  27. OPPRESSED = Abused; Maltreated; Misused; Exploited
  28. Ride Roughshod Over (Phrase) = Treat disrespectfully; Show no consideration for
  29. EXHORTATION = Persuasion; Pressurization; Insistence; Communication urging someone to do something in a forceful way
  30. CAPITALISM = Private ownership

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November 19, 2017

October 2017 Current Affairs for IBPS, RBI, SSC,UPSC exams #4

October 2017 Current Affairs for IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, RBI Assistant, SSC CHSL, UPSC exams


  1. Who is the head of the five member commission appointed to examine the sub-categorisation of OBCs under Article 340 of the Constitution?
  2. Who is the first non-white politician to be elected as the leader of Canada's New Democratic Party?
  3. Who is the governor of Tamil Nadu?
  4. Which two countries for the first time will commence a joint tiger census in their forests, national parks and protected areas?
  5. Who is appointed as the Deputy director general of WHO in Geneva?
  6. Why was 2017 Nobel prize in chemistry awarded?
  7. Who is the next chairman of SBI?
  8. Where was the first ever ASEAN-Indian music festival held?
  9. Where was the 14th annual summit between India and the European Union held?
  10. Which mission aims to reach every child below the age of two years and pregnant women still uncovered under the routine immunisation programme?
October 2017 Current Affairs for IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, RBI Assistant, SSC CHSL, UPSC exams

Answers

  1. G. Rohini
  2. Jagmeet Singh
  3. Banwarilal Purohit
  4. Nepal and India
  5. Soumya Swaminathan
  6. For developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution
  7. Rajnish Kumar
  8. Purana Quila, New Delhi
  9. New Delhi
  10. Intensified Mission Indradhanush

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November 17, 2017

Synonyms - Vocabulary for IBPS & Clerk, SBI, SSC CGL Tier 2, RBI Assistant exams #25

Synonyms - English for IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, SBI PO, SBI Clerk, CAT, CSAT, SSC CGL Tier 1 & Tier 2, LIC, GRE, RBI Grade B, RBI Assistant exams


English language and comprehension for IBPS, SBI, RBI, SSC CGL Tier 1, Tier 2, UPSC, CAT Exams

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01. Proliferate

02. Intrepid

03. Clemency

04. Confiscate

05. Colossal

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The Hindu Vocabulary for IBPS PO & Clerk, SBI, RBI, SSC, UPSC exams #24

The Hindu Vocabulary for IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, SBI PO, SBI Clerk, RBI Grade B, RBI Assistant, SSC CGL Tier 1 & Tier 2, UPSC CSAT and other exams


The following words are taken from the Hindu editorial dated 16 November 2017. The title of the article is "The Last Resort". The given words may have different meanings in different contexts, but the meaning of the word here follows the context of the editorial article.


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Difficult Words:

  1. STRICTURES = A restriction on a person or activity
  2. INEXPLICABLY = In a way that cannot be explained
  3. DITHER = Be indecisive
  4. ENCROACHMENT = Intrusion on a person's territory, rights etc.
  5. REPRIMAND = A formal expression of disapproval
  6. ENGULF = Sweep over so as to cover or surround completely
  7. With one's nose in the air (phrase) = Arrogantly superior and showing lack of respect
  8. Bury one's head in the sand (phrase) = Ignore unpleasant realities
  9. Under a cloud (phrase) = Under suspicion or discredited
  10. RECLAMATION = The process of claiming something back
  11. RIVULET = A small stream of water or another liquid
  12. SACKED = dismiss from employment
  13. JUSTIFICATION = The action of showing something right or reasonable
  14. STRIDENT = Controversial point of view in an excessively forceful way
  15. AMID = Against a background of 
  16. DEFT = Neatly skillful and quick in one's movements
  17. MANOEUVRE = A movement or series of moves requiring skill and care.

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November 12, 2017

Vocabulary #23 - One Word Substitutions for IBPS, RBI, SSC exams

Vocabulary One Word Substitutions for IBPS PO & Clerk, RBI Assistant, SSC CGL Tier I and Tier II, UPSC and other exams


  1. Cutting of a stone in the bladder
  2. Division into two parts
  3. An extract from a book of writing
  4. A child of remarkable talent
  5. To struggle hopelessly
  6. An expert in the area of fine arts
  7. A raised place on which offerings to god are made
  8. Chanting words that have magic spells
  9. Union of three of something
  10. Study of the origins and historical development of words

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  1. Lithotomy
  2. Dichototmy
  3. Excerpt
  4. Prodigy
  5. Flounder
  6. Connoisseur
  7. Mound
  8. Incantation
  9. Trinity
  10. Etymoloy

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November 2017 Bilateral & International Current Affairs for IBPS, RBI, UPSC exams #1

November 2017 International and Bilateral Current Affairs for IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, RBI Assistant, OICL, SSC & UPSC exams


1. India and Tunisia agreed to jointly combat terrorism and extremism while ramping up cooperation in the field of security.

2. Michael Jackson topped the Forbes lit of top-earning dead celebrities for the fifth straight year with $75 million

3. King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck has arrived in New Delhi on a four day visit to India.

4. The Joint Indo-Russia Tri-Services Exercise INDRA-2017 was successfully conducted at Vladivostok in Russia
Theme INDRA 2017 - 'Preparation and conduct of operations by a joint force for suppression of International Terror Activity at the rate of a host country under UN mandate'

5. World Vegan Day is celebrated on November 1.

6. India has appointed Ajay Bisaria as the next high commissioner to Pakistan.

7. A 45 member contingent of the Indian Air Force had left for Israel to participate in exercise 'Blue Flag-17'

8. Indian Air Force is participating with the C-130J special operations aircraft along with commandos, in Blue Flag-17.

9. President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the Global Clubfoot Conference organised by the CURE India in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in New Delhi.

10. India-US Ocean dialogue began at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Institute of Oceanography in Goa, which is being hosted by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.

November 2017 Bilateral & International Current Affairs for IBPS, RBI, UPSC exams


11. The ninth edition of CMS Vatavaran - an international film festival on environment and wildlife has begun in New Delhi.
Theme: Conservation 4 Water

12. Assam government has signed a MoUs and terms of reference with Singapore for skilling youth of the state.

13. Indiana, a state in US and Karnataka have signed an agreement to establish sister-state ties for cooperation in economic, educational and cultural fields.

14. A fourteen day joint training exercise 'PRABAL DOSTYK - 2017' between Indian Army and Kazakhstan Army commenced in Himachal Pradesh.

15. Odisha Skill Development Authority, OSDA and Singapore based ITE Education Services, ITEES signed a MoU for skill development in the state.

16. President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the 21st World Congress of Mental Health, which is being organised by the World Federation for Mental Health in partnership with Caring Foundation and other institutions in New Delhi.

17. Shri Rajesh Vaishnaw has been appointed as the next high commissioner of India to the Republic of Malwa.

18. With more than 1.5 million book titles and 1650 publishing houses from 60 countries, Sharjah International Book fair opened with a theme 'A World in My Book'.

19. UNESCO announced Sharjah as the 'World Book Capital 2019'

20. Kenneth Juster is nominated as the next US ambassador to India.

21. Bilateral dialogue between India and Armenia is conducted on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technological, Cultural and Educational Cooperation, when President of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan visited India.

22. A new species of orangutan 'Pongo tapanuliensis', the world's most endangered great ape, was discovered in Sumatra island of Indonesia.

23. Indian Naval Ships Tir & Sujatha and the Indian Coast Guard Ship Sarathi arrived at the Colombo port on a goodwill and training visit.

24. The government of Thailand hosted the 7th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable (AMER7) which is co-hosted by United Arab Emirates. Theme AMER7: 'Global Energy Markets in Transition; From Vision to Action'

25. China unveiled Asia's largest artificial island building ship, named- Tian Kun Hao

26. World Tsunami Awareness Day - November 5. Theme 2017: 'Reduce the Number of Affected People'.

27. The Goa government signed a trilateral MoU with the department of Bio-technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India and Nobel Media, Sweden to hold the 'Nobel Prize Series - India 2018 (Science impacts life).

28. Air New Zealand has been named Airline of the year for 2018.

29. A two day International conference on 'Ramayan Circuit and Mithila-Awadh Relations' was organised at Janakpur.

30. The minister of state youth affairs and sports Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore went to Egypt to attend the World Youth Forum at Sharam El Shiekh, inaugurated by the president of Egypt Mr. Abdelfateh El Sisi.

31. Indians working in Brazil will soon get social security cover by retirement fund body EPFO.

32. The first Heli Expo India and International Helicopter Conclave 2017 was inaugurated in New Delhi by Uttarakhand tourism minister Mr. Satpal Maharaja. Theme: 'Enchancing Connectivity'.

33. A new round of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change COP23 talks started in Bonn, Germany.

34. Belgium's king Philippe and Queen Mathilde had arrived in New Delhi on a seven day visit to Iindia.

35. China has made disrespecting the national anthem a criminal offence, punishable by up to three years in prison.

36. China has launched two BeiDou-3 satellites into space through a single carrier rocket.

37. China will host the 4th World Internet Conference from 3 to 5 Dec in the river town of Wuzhen.

38. India ranked 19th in terms of number of names out of 180 countries, as per the global investigation 'The Paradise Papers' released by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

39. The India Pavilion at conference of Parties COP23 was inaugurated by the Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsha Vardhan at Bonn in Germany.

40. India's theme for COP23 is 'Conserving Now, Preserving Future.'

41. The seventh edition of the India, Bangladesh Joint Military Combat exercise 'Sampriti-7' begins in Mizoram and Meghalaya.

42. New member of International Solar Alliance - Guinea

43. Indian short film 'The School Bag' has won the best short film award at the South Asian Film Festival of Montreal.

44. Twitter officially expands its character count from 140 to 280.

45. Bengaluru is the best host among 45 cities worldwide according to a report from the Economic Intelligence Unit.

46. Prince of Wales, Charles Philip Arthur visited India.

47. The European Union Election Observation Mission was officially launched to monitor the general and provincial polls in Nepal.

48. The new service, Bandhan Express is the second cross-border train between the two neighbouring countries, India and Bangladesh, that runs between Kokata and Khulna.

49. The world's most visited city by international travelers , according to Euromonitor International is Hong Kong.

50. India has been re-elected as the member of the UNECO's executive board, at the 39th session of the General Conference of the UNESCO in Paris, France.

51. The Noradic-Baltic embassies will host the first ever youth film festival of the European nations in Delhi.

52. The agreement signed between New Delhi and Seoul, for strengthening cooperation in the fields of e-governance transportation and climate change and smart city is 'Establishment of Friendship City Relationship'.

53. Natalie Portman has been awarded Israel's 2018 Genesis Prize.

54. International day for preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict - November 6.

55. Typhoon Damrey hit Vietnam and caused devastation.

56. The Indian Consolate in Bengaluru launched the Israel Centre at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore to mark 25 years of India-Israel Partnerhip.

57. Nepal opens the bridge on the Kaligandaki river at Jomsom area in Mustang dt, which was built by India' help.

58. Scientists have detected dust belts around Proxima Centauri, a finding that indicates the presence of an elaborate planetary system hosted by the closest star to the solar system.

59. Chennai is the third Indian city on the list of 64 cities from 44 countries that have been designated as UNESCO creative cities.

60. Astronomers have discovered the most ancient spiral galaxy in the universe which they believe existed 11 billion years ago, named A1689B11.

61. Eric Vuillard's Novel L'ordre du jour(Agenda) won the Goncourt Prize 2017.

62. International Energy Agency Ministerial meeting was held in Paris, France. Energy Security, Clean energy technology and government industry dialogue on investment and digitisation were the key focus areas for this meeting.

63. Ravinder Singh Bhalla has become the first ever Sikh Mayor of New Jersy's Hoboken city.

64. Bengaluru has been named as the best city among 45 cities for the confidence of its business ability to go digital.

65. A 3-day Organic World Congress 2017 is being organised at India Expo Centre in Greater Noida.

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November 05, 2017

General Awareness & Current Affairs for IBPS PO & Clerk, RBI exams #9

General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking for IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, IBPS RRB, RBI Assistant exams



  1. Present CRR (Cash Reserve Ratio) is
  2. RBI constituted "High Level Task Force on Public Credit Registry for India". It is headed by
  3. National Institute of Bank Management, the autonomous apex institute established by RBI and banks located at
  4. India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) new MD and CEO is
  5. 'Har Kadam Aap Ki Saath' is the tag line of
  6. On 17 Oct 2017, banks are advised by the Reserve Bank of India to pay immediately the interest amount already due to the depositors in GMS 2015. In this context, GMS stands for
  7. On 25 October 2017, the Government extended the deadline for mandatorily providing Aadhaar details to avail benefits of social schemes. The new extended deadline is 
  8. Present CEO of UIDAI is 
  9. Headquarters of UIDAI located at
  10. First Aadhaar-Enabled Airport in the country will be
General Awareness & Current Affairs for IBPS PO & Clerk, RBI exams

Answers

  1. 4%
  2. Y M Deosthalee
  3. Pune
  4. Suresh Sethi
  5. Allahabad Bank
  6. Gold Monetisation Scheme
  7. 31 March 2018
  8. Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey
  9. New Delhi
  10. Bangalore Kempagowda Airport

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November 02, 2017

Spotting Errors #6 - General English for IBPS PO & Clerk, RBI exams

Spotting Errors - General English for IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, IBPS RRB, SBI PO, SBI Clerk, LIC, RBI Grade B, RBI Assistant, SSC & UPSC exams

Spotting Errors - General English for IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, IBPS RRB, SBI PO, SBI Clerk, LIC, RBI Grade B, RBI Assistant, SSC & UPSC exams


Read the sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any will be in one part of the sentence. Mark that part with error as your answer. If the sentence is correct as it is mark ‘No error’ as your answer. (Ignore errors of punctuation if any)

1. The student was as (1)/ very poor that, he (2)/ could not even afford (3)/ to buy food for himself. (4)/ No error (5)

  1. The student was as
  2. very poor that, he
  3. could not even afford
  4. to buy food for himself
  5. No error


2. The young prince (1)/ listened to (2)/ his mother, and obeyed (3)/ her at some time. (4)/ No error (5)

  1. The young prince
  2. listened to
  3. his mother, and obeyed
  4. her at some time
  5. No error


3. Once there was (1)/ a King whose only (2)/ son went out (3)/ to hunt every day. (4)/ No error (5)

  1. Once there was
  2. a King whose only
  3. son went out
  4. to hunt every day
  5. No error


4. To the man of the world (1)/ there is no greater pleasure(2)/ than to pay his debts, for by doing so (3)/ he increase his credit. (4)/ No error (5)

  1. To the man of the world
  2. there is no greater pleasure
  3. than to pay his debts, for by doing so
  4. he increase his credit
  5. No error


5. No sooner had (1)/ she eaten it (2)/ then the neighbour’s (3)/ daughter fell ill (4) No error (5)

  1. No sooner had
  2. she eaten it
  3. then the neighbour’s
  4. daughter fell ill
  5. No error

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November 01, 2017

Head Offices & Slogans - Banking Awareness for IBPS PO & Clerk, RBI Assistant Exams #17

Banking Awareness for IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, SBI PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS RRB, RBI Grade B, RBI Assistant, LIC, NICL, IPPB Exams

Banking Awareness for IBPS PO & Clerk, RBI Assistant Exams

  1. Where is the headquarters of Canara Bank located?
  2. 'A friend you can bank upon' is the slogan for which bank?
  3. Where is the headquarters of Punjab and Sindh Bank?
  4. Headquarters of Dena Bank?
  5. 'Where every individual is committed' is the slogan or tagline of which bank?
  6. What is the tagline of Bank of Maharashtra?
  7. Where is the headquarters of Punjab National Bank?
  8. Allahabad Bank has its headquarters in
  9. 'For all your Needs' is the slogan of which bank?
  10. What is the tagline of Central Bank of India?
  11. Where is the headquarters of Indian Overseas bank?
  12. Which bank has slogan 'India's International Bank'?
  13. Where is the headquarters of Syndicate Bank?
  14. 'The Bank that begins with U' is the tagline of
  15. Indian Bank has its headquarters at

Answers

  1. Bengaluru
  2. Vijaya Bank
  3. New Delhi
  4. Mumbai
  5. Oriental Bank of commerce
  6. One Family, One Bank
  7. New Delhi
  8. Kolkata
  9. Andhra Bank
  10. Central to you since 1911
  11. Chennai
  12. Bank of Baroda
  13. Manipal
  14. United Bank of India
  15. Chennai

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Cloze Test #5 - English for IBPS PO & Clerk, RBI Assistant exams

Cloze Test for English for IBPS PO , IBPS Clerk, SBI PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS RRB, RBI Grade B, RBI Assistant, SSC, LIC & UPSC exams

Cloze Test for English for IBPS PO & Clerk, RBI Assistant exams

In the given passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. Against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.


A man had lost his way in the forest one bitter winter’s night. As he was roaming about, a sage came up to him and ----(1)---- that he had lost his way. promised to give him lodging for the night and guide him out of the forest in the morning. As he went ----(2)---- to the sage’s house, the man brought both his hands to his mouth and kept blowing on them. “What do you do that for ?” asked the sage. “My hands are numb with the cold.” said the man. “and my breath ----(3)---- them.” After this they arrived at the sage’s home and soon the sage put a smoking dish of porridge ----(4)---- him. But when the man raised his spoon to his mouth he began blowing upon it. “And what do you do that for ?” asked the sage. “The porridge is too hot. and my breath will cool it.” “Out you go,” said the sage. “I will have everything to do with a man who can blow hot and cold with the same ----(5)----”

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  1.  
    1. said
    2. asked
    3. looking
    4. guessed
    5. finding

    1. along
    2. before
    3. together
    4. quickly
    5. immediately

    1. hot
    2. warms
    3. wets
    4. freezes
    5. stops

    1. forward
    2. at
    3. before
    4. to
    5. front

    1. time
    2. house
    3. hands
    4. breath
    5. frequency

Answers

  1. Asked
  2. Along
  3. Warms
  4. Before
  5. Breath

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