The demand for a job in the banking sector is on the rise. The number of aspirants appearing for various banking exams is increasing per year. Having discussed the perks of getting a job in the banking sector and why to get a job in a bank in the previous blogs, let us take a look at how to prepare for general awareness for bank exams. Read more to know more.
Some of the upcoming bank exams are SBI PO, SBI Clerk mains, IBPS PO, IBPS RRB Officer etc. As we have mentioned before in the previous blogs, the first step while preparing for any exam is to know the exam pattern and the syllabus. If you take a look at the syllabus of most of the banking examinations, you can see that general awareness is one of the categories in the exam and it is unnecessary to say how vast and wide the topics under this category is. Most often, general awareness topics are divided into two parts. One being static awareness, that is, those topics that do not change like the National and International headquarters, special days, etc. Another part is the dynamic awareness part which includes general knowledge. Here are some of the tips on how to prepare for general awareness for bank exam 2020.
How to Prepare for General Awareness for Bank Exam 2020?
1. Thorough Reading of Newspaper
Read newspaper to know what is happening around you. Reading newspaper can also improve your vocabulary skills which can come handy in any exam you are planning to appear. Make note of the important happenings from all categories of new: local, national, global, financial and sports. Note down the dates and important points related to the news piece. Keep the notes short. It is widely acknowledged that jotting down notes while studying can improve the retaining capacity than when studying by just reading.
2. Online Notes
Most of the online learning portals provide weekly or monthly awareness notes in the form of PDFs. Make sufficient use of the notes provided in these online portals as they are short and precise. But, ensure that you do not rely just on these short notes. As mentioned in the previous point, prepare notes on your own as well. Refer question papers and find out those topics from which questions are asked frequently, like, dams, wild life sanctuaries, rivers etc. Study these topics well.
3. Importance of Revision
While preparing for any exam, making notes alone does not suffice. It is imperative that you revise the topics constantly. As the topics coming under the awareness category is vast, it is quite natural that you forget what you have learned. So, it is important that you revise consistently.
4. Attempt Quizzes Daily
Every online learning platforms conduct quizzes on daily basis. Ensure that you attempt these quizzes after finishing your day’s target to check your grasp of topic and your memory. Attempt as many quizzes as possible.
5. Mock Tests
Once you have covered the entire topic, attempt mock test and previous year question papers. Purchase exam packages from apps like Entri and attempt quizzes and mock test every day. These tests are like the real ones and will give you an idea about the exam pattern. It also helps you to check whether you are able to complete each session on time and also whether you are able to recollect the answers under pressure.
Any exam can be cracked if only you put your entire heart and effort to the preparation. As the demand for a career in the banking sector is on the rise, the difficulty level is raised and the exam patterns are being changed. So, put in as much effort as you can to learn and keep practicing. Remember, it’s the practice that makes a man perfect.