General Awareness (GA) plays a key role in almost all competitive exams Including IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) Exam. General awareness comprises of current international and national news, economy and finance, social, geographical, and cultural aspects of the world and the country.
The competition for banking jobs is increasing with every passing year. Getting selected is not a cake walk. If you are determined to have a career in bank, you have to work hard. Start working on your general knowledge. Improve your knowledge on current affairs, political and banking news, knowledge of current international and national level events.
General Awareness in Banking Exams
General Awareness is part of bank recruitment exams, and is considered a scoring section. If you know the right answer you score, GA questions are not time consuming. Now every section has a time limit, so the more you answer within the given time the more you score. GA questions involve no calculation or logical skills this can be answered quickly.
IBPS exam is a gateway to public sector banks. Like all other banking exams GA is a part of this exam too. IBPS Exam’s general knowledge section includes questions related to banking awareness, current affairs and common general knowledge.
Pay Attention to These Topics
Listed below are the topics that you must pay a little extra attention to score good in the IBPS exam or other banking exams. The syllabus for all the banking exam is similar.
- Last 6 months current affairs
- Current news related to banking Industry
- History of banking
- Banking terms
- Types of Banking
- Banking in India
- Information about Indian Economy and International Economy
- Finance industry news
- Fiscal Monetary Policy of RBI (Reserve Bank of India)
- RBI Functions
- Awards & Honours in Sports
- Countries / currencies
- Famous Books & Their Authors
The Preparation Strategy
General Awareness cannot be improved in a day and there is no magic trick for that. Memory plays an important role here, the more you memorize the more you score.
How to Improve General Awareness
- Read newspaper daily
- Prepare notes of important news from newspaper.
- Revise the notes daily.
There are no short cuts to success, same is true for IBPS exam. The have to make yourself ready for the competition. Your hard work will pay off.
- Understand the exam pattern and syllabus.
- Solve and analyze previous year papers of IBPS Exam.
- Solve Mock series.
These are a Must for Preparing GA for IBPS exam
Banking job aspirants must read magazines like IBPS Chronicle, Pratiyogita darpan, Competition Success Review, Competition Master, Success Mirror, and Samanya Gyan Darpan.
The Need for Coaching Class
Before you decide on joining a coaching class, you must understand the meaning of self-study. If you think joining a coaching class guarantees the success in IBPS exam, you are wrong!
A coaching class can help you with subjects, clear your doubts, tell you short tricks but you still need to self-study. Putting it into a nutshell, I mean you need to study on your own and practice to crack the exam.
The best strategy will be to pay attention in your coaching class, revise what they have taught, and practice what you have learned. Write your doubts, ask questions to your mentor, and again practice. Repeat the process for better results.
Work for Positive end Results
Your continuous and positive efforts will get your desired results. GA is a subject that requires dedicated and regular effort. This is a game of memory and thus revision is important. The right preparation will ensure your success in the IBPS Exam.
Stay updated on latest happenings in the fields of economy, finance, budget, stock and banking. As general knowledge questions can be orally solved, they are considered time savers.
The Final Words
Government jobs are sought after by many because of the associated job security and other benefits. Graduates both working and non-working are seeking jobs in banking sector for the job security. The fight for the govt bank jobs is growing everyday. We advise you to plan your preparation strategy, create a study schedule, and work for your goal.
Stay Competitive! All the best!