General Awareness or General Knowledge is one very important section In IBPS CWE for
PO, IBPS CWE for Clerks,
SBI PO Exam, SBI Clerk Exam and in other Bank Exams. This section acquires more
importance because this is one section which can be attempted quickly and at
the same time very high marks can be scored in this section.
In this post we are going to tell you how you can prepare for this section in the best possible manner so that you can score very high marks in this section.
Type of Questions: The questions in this section are normally asked from Current Affairs and Banking Awareness. However major portion of the questions are from Current Affairs. Type of questions is a little bit different in Bank
PO & in Bank Clerk exam.
PO: In PO exam the level of
questions are a little bit higher and some time questions are quite deep in
nature which means you need to have in depth knowledge of the topics.
Bank Clerk: In Clerk exam the level of questions is quite easy and questions are straight forward in nature.
How many questions you should target? You should try to get 80% score in this section however with a planned preparation of few months you can score even 90% and above, in this section, which can boost your overall score. Therefore your target should be to prepare in such a manner so that you can answer most of the questions correctly in a very less time.
How much time one should devote towards preparation of General Awareness section? If you are preparing regularly for your bank exams you should plan your studies in such a manner that you can devote time on preparation of all the sections. One should regularly devote about two hours for 6-7 months towards preparation of general awareness section, if one wants to score very high marks in this section.
Which magazines, books etc. one should refer for preparation of General Awareness section? As we have told you that current affair constitute the major portion of this section apart from a few questions on Banking Awareness and General Knowledge. You should study in the manner given in the picture which indicates that you should prepare well from books and other study material, you should also practice regularly to memorize what you have prepared and you should also discuss as much as you can with your fellow aspirants:
- Regular reading of News Paper is very important which you should
start well before the date of exam or to be precise 6-7 months before the
date of your exam. You should read quality news papers such as Economic
Times, Times of
, India HindustanTimes etc. and should make a habit of noting important points on a daily basis. You should also study the “Diary of Events” given in the weekly magazines “Josh” and “Udaan” of newspapers Danik Jagran and Amar Ujala respectively. You do not need to purchase newspapers as all news papers are available as E-paper and can be easily seen through online mode.
- Next step is to study from 2-3 quality monthly magazines such as Competition Success Review, Banking Services Chronicle, Pratiyogita Darpan etc. for current affairs portion. You will find that most of the points you have already covered from the news papers itself (If you are noting important points from news papers on a regular basis) and the remaining points or current affairs you can cover from these magazines.
- You should also attempt objective questions given in monthly magazines and also in quality websites. The more you practice the more you will learn. Apart from news papers and magazines you should also visit good websites on a regular basis for preparation. We are also providing you current affairs series which you should study regularly. Further you can also join our page General Awareness for Bank Exams to get regular updates on general awareness points.
Current affairs of how many months should be prepared? Normally current affairs of 6-7 months before the date of exam are being asked in the exam. Therefore you should prepare accordingly.
How to prepare for Banking Awareness Questions? There are also a few questions on Banking Awareness topic which can be prepared from books such as Money Banking and Finance from BSC publication and Banking Awareness Book of Arhiant Publication. You can also go through the current affairs and banking awareness study material which we have provided in this website.