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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

RBI Grade B Officers Exam 2014: Download Admit Card/Call Letter now

Friends..Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has activated the link now to download the Admit Card/Call Letter for RBI Grade B Officers Online Examination. The examination will be held on August 3, 2014 in two sessions. For downloading the admit card enter Registration No and Date of Birth or Password.

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Daily Current Affairs Updates: 21 July 2014

1) India claims historic test win at Lord’s against England: Ishant Sharma claimed seven wickets to bowl India to a 95-run victory over England in the second test at Lord’s on Monday, their first overseas win since 2011. Ravindra Jadeja ran out James Anderson in the 89th over of the innings to seal the win. India’s second victory at home of cricket and first since 1986 continued England’s miserable year after series defeats by Australia and Sri Lanka. The third test will start at Southampton on Sunday.

2) Katju sparks controversy, Congress says why rake up issue now: Press Council of India chairman Justice Markandey Katju's allegations of corruption in judiciary snowballed into a major controversy Monday with parties demanding a probe into the matter as well as questioning the timing of the disclosure. The issue also rocked both houses of parliament. The Congress tried to distance itself from the controversy, asking why the issue was being raised now, but former law minister H.R. Bhardwaj admitted that UPA-I was under pressure from DMK to grant extension to a Madras High Court additional judge, Justice Ashok Kumar.Katju in his blog had said that an additional judge of the Madras High Court was appointed during the UPA regime despite an Intelligence Bureau report revealing charges of corruption against him.

3) Centre notified rules for govt. staff under Lokpal Act: The Centre has notified new rules on declaration of assets and liabilities of its employees under the Lokpal Act. As per the new rules, government employees have to file returns with details of cash in hand, bank deposits, investment in bonds, debentures, shares and units in companies or mutual funds, insurance policies, provident fund, personal loans and advance given to a person or any entity, among others. The employees also to have to give details of their immovable properties along with statement of debts and other liabilities on first appointment or as on March 31 of every financial year.

4) Steven Gerrard announced retirment from International Football: Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from international football following the dismal World Cup campaign in Brazil that saw England knocked out at the group stages in their worst ever performance in the prestigious tournament. The FA confirmed the news via their website, with Gerrard bringing the curtain down on an international career that saw him amass 114 caps and 21 goals for the Three Lions.

5) Shooter Vijay Kumar to be India’s flag-bearer at CWG opening ceremony: London 2012 silver medallist Vijay Kumar will be the Indian flag-bearer at the opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games at Glascow, Scotland on Wednesday. It was a toss-up between Vijay Kumar and wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt after Beijing 2008 gold medallist Abhinav Bindra declined to do the honours as his event was to take place on Thursday. Vijay Kumar was the best shooter at the London Olympics, winning silver in the rapid-fire pistol event. The Indian team for the Games will comprise of 221 athletes, including 101 women, besides 83 officials. In all, the effective strength of the contingent in Glasgow will be 304. India will be participating in 14 of the 17 disciplines in which competitions are to be held. The events left out are netball, rugby sevens and triathlon.

6) TRAI recommends sharing of all telecom spectrum: In a move that could help companies significantly reduce cost of mobile services, telecom regulator TRAI on Monday recommended allowing sharing of all categories of airwaves held by operators including spectrum allocated at old price of Rs 1,658 crore or assigned without auction. At present, telecom operators have been allocated airwaves frequency in 800 megahertz (CDMA), 900 Mhz, 1800 Mhz, 2100 Mhz (3G), 2300 Mhz and 2500 Mhz (4G) for wireless telecom services.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

SSC to exclude two questions from CGL re-exam 2013 held on 20 July 2014

Staff Selection Commission which conducts the Combined Graduate level exam in India has decided to exclude two questions during evaluation due to the controversy araised of it.

Here is the write up updated today(22 July 2014) in SSC Website

Times of India dated 21.7.2014, Delhi Edition has reported about two questions which figured in Combined Graduate Level re-examination 2013 Question Paper.

The Commission has looked into the matter and is of the view that the two questions are improper and should not have been included.  The Commission has already issued instructions that the two questions will not be taken into account for evaluation.

Now coming to the article and the controversial questions. The questions were:

One in General Awareness section ie, Who among the following actresses is the tallest in height [sic]?
(a) Huma Qureshi (b) Katrina Kaif (c) Deepika Padukone (d) Preity Zinta

Other appeared in the General Intelligence and Reasoning section. Two statements were given. First: All women are cats. Second: All cats are rats. Therefore the two possible conclusions are: (a) All women are rats or (b) All rats are women.

Taking strong objection to the questions, the Kerala Women’s Commission had demanded an explanation from the Staff Selection Commission for what it called “gender insensitive” questions for the combined graduate level examination.

Women’s commission chairperson K.C. Rosakutty said “comparing women to animals is unjustified”, adding that it defamed women. She said such trends should not be entertained. Educationist R.V.G. Menon was quoted as saying that the questions reflected the attitude of those who framed them.

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Exam Review: SBI Clerk Exam 20th July 2014 Morning Shift

Friends here is the review of SBI Clerk Exam held on 20 July 2014 (Sunday) Morning shift shared by our friend Dinesh from Chennai. We thank him on behalf of all readers and wish him all the very best.

Hello his is DINESH from Chennai.
I had given my SBI clerk exam today (20 July 2014) morning. My analysis about the exam is moderate to easy. I would like to say that current affairs articles in this site helped me a lot. Continue your work so it will be helpful for all banking aspirants.

I found most of the question from current affairs. Some of the questions are:
Currency of Italy
Minister of chemical and fertilizer
Two times oscar winning person
Casual vacancy book author
Wealthier person in fifa world cup 2014
Union budget presented under the article
Overall this section is ok.
REASONING: This is one of the scoring section that most question are followed similar pattern of IBPS clerk.
Seating arrangement(some person facing outside and inside)
Blood relation
Data sufficiency
Syllogism with two statement.
concentrate more on previous paper of clerical exam.
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE: All the question are direct formula application.
Miscellaneous-15(average,time and wok,percentage,ratio on ages)

ENGLISH: Easy like most of the question are sentence rearrangement, comprehension like story base, cloze test.
Computer and marketing aptitude: basic in computer like input and output device, generations etc and marketing were also basic.

My overall analysis is that exam was easy. Good luck to all my friends having exams in coming days.
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Apply online for IBPS PO IV recruitment now!!

Friends..Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has activated the link today (22 July 2014) for applying online for its PO IV recruitment 2014. As you know, 22 Public sector banks are participating in the recruitment process for which examination is scheduled to be held during October/November 2014.

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Daily Current Affairs from 20 July 2014

1) Congress, National Conference end alliance in J&K: The Congress and the National Conference have decided to part ways in Jammu and Kashmir and contest separately the Assembly election due later this year. The coalition government in the State will, however, complete its full term. The Congress made the decision a day after party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, Pradesh Congress Committee chief Saifuddin Soz and general secretary in charge of the State Ambika Soni attended a party convention in Jammu. “After extensive talks with Congress leaders and workers, the party has come to the conclusion that we are going to fight the election on our own strength,” Ms. Soni said.

2) Rory McIlroy clinches 2014 British Open Golf Championship: Rory McIlroy clinched his first Open Championship and third major title with a two-shot victory over Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler on a thrilling final day at Hoylake. The Northern Irishman joined Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the only players to win three of golf's modern majors by the age of 25. McIlroy, 25, now just has the Masters left to complete a career Grand Slam.

3) Nico Rosberg wins F1's German Grand Prix: Mercedes' Nico Rosberg coasted to his first home German Grand Prix win at Hockenheim on Sunday to extend his lead over teammate Lewis Hamilton in the Formula One championship. The pole sitter, cheered on by Germany World Cup winner Lukas Podolski in the Mercedes pits, extended his lead to 14 points over teammate Lewis Hamilton, who charged up to finish third from 20th on the grid.

4) T V Gopalakrishnan gets Sangita Kalanidhi award: Eminent Carnatic musician and acclaimed mridangam exponent T V Gopalakrishnan has been chosen for the Sangita Kalanidhi award of the Music Academy for 2014. N Murali, president of Music Academy, said all the members in the awards committee were unanimous in their decision to felicitate the veteran. "We had quite a few names in our list, but Gopalakrishnan was clearly at the top of the list. He is multi-faceted. He is a singer and is adept at playing various instruments," he said.

5) Sanjeev Kumar Singla appointed Private Secretary to PM Narendra Modi: IFS officer Sanjeev Kumar Singla has been appointed as Private Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, succeeding Vikram Misri, who is going to Spain as Ambassador. Singla, a 1997 batch officer, is returning home to serve in the PMO, after a posting in Indian Embassy in Israel's Tel Aviv.

6) Canara Bank signs Rs. 1,170-cr loan pact for Kochi Metro: Canara Bank signed an agreement with the Kochi Metro Rail Ltd on Sunday for a loan of Rs. 1,170 crore to the Rs. 5,200-crore Kochi Metro project. This is the largest loan offered by Canara Bank, which is Kerala’s lead bank, to a single entity in the State. RK Dubey, CMD of Canara Bank, who signed the agreement with KMRL Managing Director Elias George, said the bank was willing to support the project further.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Daily Current Affairs: 19 July 2014

1) Shakira is now Facebook’s most popular celebrity with 100 million likes: International pop star Shakira is officially the most popular person on Facebook with over a 100 million ‘likes’, the most for any public figure. Shakira’s global appeal, her posts, interactions with fans and her overall personality, have managed to win her the 100 million-plus fans. To celebrate this milestone, she posted a video on her page thanking them. “I am honoured and humbled about reaching this milestone, because it’s one that’s purely about connecting with my fans from all parts of the globe,” Shakira said in a statement. 

2) India to open first Yoga centre in China: The Indian government is planning to open up a first ever Yoga resource centre in China as part of a new move to capitalise on the fast-growing popularity of the practice in a country where there are an estimated several hundred thousand practitioners. On Saturday, Beijing hosted a first ever Yoga festival, with an expected 5,000 Chinese set to take part in four days of workshops, covering everything from breathing exercises and specific asanas to meditation lessons.

3) Jaipur Foot to open centre in Mauritius: The world famous Jaipur Foot will launch a centre in Mauritius. The centre will be located at Port Louise in collaboration with Global Rainbow Foundation, an organisation that works for the disadvantaged and the physically-challenged, and provides them with medical aid. D.R. Mehta, founder and chief patron of the Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata (BMVSS), an organisation for the physically-challenged, will sign a Memorandum of Understanding on Sunday to start the centre in Mauritius.

4) India slips 10 spots in innovation to 76th position:  The land of Aryabhatt and Raman seems to have stopped innovating. According to a new global report, India has slipped in innovation by ten places to 76th position in the world this year even as its peers improved their positions. India is the only country, which has fallen among the BRICS economies, the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2014 report says. Brazil has risen by three places to 61st rank, Russia by 13 places to 49th, China by six places to 29th, while South Africa by five places to 53rd rank.

Question Papers of SSC CGL 2013 Re-Exam held on 20 July 2014

Answer Keys will be released shortly by SSC
Friends..Staff Selection Commission has conducted the re-exam for Combined Graduate Level Exam 2013 on 20 July 2014 across India excluding where the re-exam was held during April 2014. From the reviews we received it is seen that exam was generally easy even though GK was a bit difficult in some question sets. SSC will shortly release the official answer keys which we will place in this blog as soon as the same is released. Meanwhile in this post, we are bringing you the Questions Papers held in various sets viz. 682 LJ 6, 687 RK 0, 576 KM3, 592 KH 4, 467 RN 3, 129 MP 2, 576 KN 3, 013 TM 2, 152 SG 3. Here we have uploaded 03 questions sets which you can download as PDF. We will try to upload remaining question sets soon. This will be useful for next SSC CGL Exam preparation as well as a ready reference.

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

SBI Clerk Exam 20 July 2014 Review of Evening/Afternoon Shift

Friends..Here is the review of SBI Clerk Exam 2014 held today (20 July 2014) afternoon shared by our friend Vaibhav Dubey from Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. We thank him and wish him great sucesss in the exam.

My name is Vaibhav Dubey from Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. Today I had my Clerk Exam. My time was 1:00 PM. Test started exactly at 2:00 PM. Between this all the verification process took place.

For all those Who are going to have their exam on the coming schedules, please a IMPORTANT note for them. Carry the Original ID and one Xerox of it along with your admit card, although xerox facility is provided in the institution but it takes a lot of time and you may miss your valuable time you have been waiting for.

Coming to the Exam,
Here I am discussing some question I have remembered in the section-wise manner.

Marketing and Computer- This was the first Section I have attempted. Computers questions were easy. You don't have to focus much here. Direct Question such as to find which of them is input and output device. 2 questions were exactly same, only change was in there option in which we have to find out the input device. 2-3 question on Email related terminology and 2-3 questions on network.
Marketing question were a bit confusing and most of the part was from Marketing research and marketing plan. Do read the Marketing part since it will increase your score.

General Awareness- This was the Second Section I have attempted.
Questions were like-
Who is the minister of External Affairs ministry
Who was the mascot of FIFA 2014
IBSA full form
Currency note has signature of which person.
Currency of Afghanistan.
Who is Ustad Zakir Husain
First indian to win OSCAR.
Name of the Committee made for Spot fixing and scams.
There was a question related to HEDGING.
and Some question were related to banking. I forgot them since terminology were hard for me, but most of them were related to Current Affairs.
So focus more on Banking and just have a look up of famous personalities and their achievements

English- This was the third Section I have attempted. This was the easiest section in all. It took almost 10 minutes to complete the section. Questions were from arranging the sentence. you just have to arrange one sentence and followed by 5 questions. Comprehension Passage was easy. Just read it once thoroughly, and you will be able to answer 10 questions within the seconds. Error detection, and Cloze test both were easy. So not to worry about this section, just revise the basic once and you will be able to solve this part in a short period of time.

Reasoning- Fourth Section to have attempted. Reasoning was Moderate. There were 2 questions of Circular sitting, in which one que has all the person facing the centers and other que has half of the members facing opposite which was a time consuming. Syllogisms were ok. There were 2 Blood Relation Question and 1 was ranking. So overall not to worry about this part. You can figure it out easily.

Maths- The Last section. Questions were from profit and loss, 1 question was to find the ratio of area of two squares in which the diagonal of both the squares were given. Mostly this part consists of Simplification problem. only 2 question from CI and SI. Overall, the part was easy. Some question may take time, but all question can be solved easily. Direct formula based question.

So overall Conclusion is, not to waste your time on any question and keep yourself calm. Try to focus more on marketing and Banking related GA. Rest do your Best.Nothing to worry about.
All the Best. Keep Blessed.

Thanks and Regards
Vaibhav Dubey
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Employment News: 19 July 2014 to 25 July 2014

1. Union Public Service Commission
Name of Post – Combined Defense Services Examination (II), 2014.

2. Indian Bank, Chennai
No. of Vacancies – 251
Name of the Post – Assistant Manager (Industry), Manager etc.
Last Date: 30.07.2014

No. of Vacancies – 83
Name of the Post – Officers.
Last Date: 25.07.2014

4. Staff Selection Commission
Name of the Post – Examination (2014) notice for Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2).
Last Date: 19.08.2014

5. Indian Ordnance Factories
No. of Vacancies – 1572
Name of the Post – Mechanical, Electrical, Non Technical (Stores) etc.
Last Date: 16.08.2014

6. Steel Authority of India Limited, Orissa
No. of Vacancies- 40
Name of the Post – Consultant (Cardiology), Sr. Medical Officer etc.
Last Date: 09.08.2014

7. Centre of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing, Punjab
No. of Vacancies – 09
Name of the Post – Associate Plant Manager, Scientist etc.
Last Date: 01.08.2014

8. Staff Selection Commission
No. of Vacancies – 02
Name of the Post – Zoological Assistant
Last Date: 16.08.2014
Source: Employment News

Notification: UPSC CDS Examination (II) 2014

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) invited applications for the recruitment of 464 Various Vacancies in Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy through Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2014. Eligible candidates can apply Online from 19-07-2014 to 18-08-2014 by 11:59 PM. Further details are as follows:

Name of Examination: UPSC Combined Defence Services Examination II

Important Dates
Opening Date for Online Registration: 19 July 2014
Closing Date for Online Registration: 18 August 2014
Date of Examination: 26 October 2014

Number of Vacancies: 464 Posts

Age limit: Different for different posts. Please refer official notification from below link for more details.

Educational Qualification: Candidates should possess Degree from recognized University or equivalent for IMA & Officers Training Academy, Degree in Engineering & Degree from recognized university/ institution for Indian Naval Academy, Degree of a recognized university (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engg for Air Force Academy.

Application Fee
The application fee is Rs 200 Only for General and OBC candidates while SC/ST/Female candidates are exempted from payment of application fee. The candidates can opt for net banking or by depositing the money in cash.

Selection Procedure
The candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their performance in the written examination followed by Interview/Personality Test.

How to Apply: Eligible Candidates can apply Online form the website www.upsconline.nic.in from 19-07-2014 to 18-08-2014 by 11:59 PM.

For more details refer official notification from below link

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FIFA World Cup 2014 related Questions & Answers for exams

Friends..In this post we are bringing you all the important questions which can be asked in competitive examinations related to FIFA WC 2014. We have tried to cover all the important aspects and if you feel anything is missed please help us by commenting below. You can download these questions as PDF by clicking on the Print friendly button below.

1) 2014 FIFA World Cup was the ..... FIFA World Cup?
Ans. 20th

2) Which country hosted the FIFA World Cup 2014?
Ans. Brazil

3) The FIFA 2014 was held from __ to __?
Ans. 12th June to 13th July

4) Brazil had earlier hosted FIFA WC in which year?
Ans. 1950

5) How many countries participated in the FIFA WC 2014?
Ans. 32

6) Name the two new technologies used for the first time at a World Cup in 2014?
Ans.  Goal-line technology and vanishing foam for free kicks.

7) When was the first FIFA World cup held?
Ans. 1930

8) Name the countries which have so far lifted FIFA WC since it's starting in 1930?
Ans.  Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Uruguay

9) Which was the first team to be eliminated from FIFA WC 2014?
Ans. Spain (the champions of 2010 WC)

10) Germany lifted the FIFA WC 2014 defeating which team in the finals?
Ans. Argentina (By 1-0 margin)

11)  Which team became the first European team to win a World Cup in the Americas?
Ans. Germany

12) Germany's win marked the first time that sides from the same continent had won three successive World Cups. Who were the earlier winners in 2010 and 2006?
Ans. 2010- Spain & 2006- Italy

13)  Germany qualified for which tournament winning the world Cup?
Ans. 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

14) First match of FIFA 2014 was between?
Ans. Brazil and Croatia

15) Who scored the first goal of FIFA WC 2014?
Ans. Marcelo of Brazil (It was a self-goal which earned Croatia the lead in the 11th minute.) But at the end Brazil won the match 3-1 with Neymar scoring 2 goals and Oscar one.

16) Who was the referee in the opening match?
Ans. Yuichi Nishimura from Japan

17) Who was the referee in the final match?
Ans. Nicola Rizzoli from Italy

18) Total how many venues where there for FIFA WC 2014?
Ans. 12

19) Which stadium hosted the final match between Germany and Argentina?
Ans. Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro       
20) Which was the official match ball of the 2014 FIFA World Cup?
Ans. Adidas Brazuca

21) Brazuca was manufactured in which country?
Ans.  Sialkot, Pakistan

22) Which country reached their first quarterfinals since 1986 in FIFA WC 2014?
Ans. Belgium

23) Name the two first-time quarterfinalists in FIFA WC 2014?
Ans. Colombia and Costa Rica

24) Which country set a World Cup record with four consecutive semi-final appearances in FIFA WC 2014?
Ans. Germany

25) Who beacme the first player to appear in four World Cup semi-finals in FIFA WC 2014?
Ans. Miroslav Klose

26) Miroslav Klose broke whose record with 16 goals to become the highest scorer in the history of FIFA 2014?
Ans. Ronaldo

27) Which team secured third place in FIFA WC 2014?
Ans. Netherlands. The defeated Brazil 3–0 in third place play-off.

28) Germany and Argentina faced each other in how many WC finals?
Ans. Three (1986, 1990 and 2014)

29) Who was awarded the Golden Boot for scoring six goals in FIFA WC 2014?
Ans. James Rodríguez of Colombia. He was followed by Thomas Müller- 05, Lionel Messi, Neymar and  Robin van Persie with 04 goals.

30) How many goals were scored in FIFA WC 2014 in total?
Ans. 171 goals by 121 different players.

31) How many self-goals were there in FIFA WC 2014?
Ans. 05

32) Which player was suspended during FIFA WC 2014 for nine international matches and banned from taking part in any footballing-related activity (including entering
any stadium) for four months, following a biting incident on Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini?
Ans. Luis Suárez of Uruguay

33) Who scored the two hat-tricks of FIFA WC 2014?
Ans. Thomas Muller of Germany and Xherdan Shaqiri of Switzerland

34) Who won the Golden Ball in FIFA 2014 as best player of the tournament?
Ans. Lionel Messi of Argentina

35) Who was awarded the Golden Glove for best goal keeper?
Ans. Manuel Neuer of Germany

36) Who was given the Best Young Player award in FIFA WC 2014?
Ans. Paul Pogba of France

37) Which team won FIFA Fair Play Trophy?
Ans. Colombia

38) Which country will host the next FIFA WC in 2018?

Ans. Russia


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