Sunday, 8 July 2012

IDBI Exam Pattern, Sample Papers & Books

IDBI Exam Pattern Sample Papers BooksAre you searching for some prep materials for IDBI exam - the sample papers & books? Than you are in the right place - this blog post precisely gives you that - it points you to the sources of the sample papers as well as names the books that you can use for preparation of IDBI recruitment exam for two positions - Asst. Manager position and Executive (Contractual) position. Two of my previous blog post titled: IDBI Executive Recruitment 2012 Notification, Forms & Eligibility & IDBI Manager Recruitment Notification tells you what are the job opportunities for the two positions and how to apply for the same.

But before that, let us find out about the pattern of IDBI Bank Exam.

IDBI Bank Exam Pattern:
For both Asst. Manager positions and Executive (Contractual) positions, the selection process is similar - it consists of a written exam followed by interview.

What's more, even the pattern of written exam (consisting of objective type questions) is also similar, with same test sections as the comparison below would show:
Exam pattern/format/scheme for IDBI Exam for Executives (Contractual):
1.0 Test of Reasoning.
2.0 Test of Quantitative Aptitude.
3.0 Test of English Language.

Exam pattern/format/scheme for IDBI Exam for Asst. Managers:
1.0 Test of Reasoning,
2.0 Test of Quantitative Aptitude.
3.0 Test of English Language.
4.0 Test of General & Financial Awareness.

As you can see above, only one test paper section is extra for IDBI Exam for Asst. Managers: the Test of General & Financial Awareness.

Reasons for similarity in above two IDBI exams can be attributed to the fact that IDBI is looking for almost same set of eligibilities for the Asst. Manager positions and Executive (Contractual) positions - graduation in any discipline. Only minimum marks for Asst. Manager positions is higher - 60% in graduation, compared to just pass in graduation for Executive (Contractual) positions.

Pattern of IBPS CWE Exam
The above exam pattern is also identical to pattern of Bank PO exams called IBPS CWE (Common Written Exam) for PO, which has exactly the same test sections, as you can see form the pattern of IBPS CWE at right, excepting test section on "Computer Knowledge" & "Descriptive English" which is not there in IDBI exam. You can hence base your preparation on the pattern of IBPS CWE (Common Written Exam).

How many questions are going to be asked in which test sections? What is the duration? This is not disclosed in IDBI recruitment notification. But you can take take the cue from the above exam pattern of IBPS CWE for PO.

Cut-off marks for IDBI Bank PO Exam:
How much mark should you score to qualify for IDBI Bank Po exam?
The cut-offs for the individual papers would be decided by IDBI Bank only after the exam is over, depending on the relative performance of all the candidates.

Online sample/model/previous years papers of IDBI Bank exam:
I had searched for those online papers of IDBI Bank exam which you would need for preparation of the exam. I could find following sample papers for IDBI exam:

Click here to find 50 Solved Questions Paper of I.D.B.I. Bank Officers Cadre Exam Held on 3rd October 2008.

Other than above papers I could not locate any good sample/previous years paper exclusive to IDBI Bank exam. But however, I could fish out some sample papers for Bank PO exam, which I think would help in your preparation for IDBI Bank exam:

Above papers have been sourced from Competition Master in the section "Bank Recruitment Exams", which has been publishing solved question papers of previous years banking exams as shown in the screenshot at left.

You can also download some more sample paper from following sources:
From India Study Channel: Bank PO Mock test paper

Prep Books for IDBI Bank Exam:
Prep Books for IDBI Bank ExamAlthough above sample papers gives you an exposure to what questions you may expect in the IDBI Bank exam, your actual preparation should be based on books as the contents are more reliable.
Following books can be used for your preparation. These books are available in most of the bookstores, but you can also order them online by clicking the links below, from which offers huge discounts up to 25%, apart from free shipping/postage in India, if the order exceeds Rs. 200/=. You can choose to pay through Credit Card/Debit Card/Internet Banking. You can also choose to pay through "Cash-on-Delivery" i.e. you pay in cash only when the same is delivered at your doorstep:

IDBI / SIDBI Assistant Manager Executive Guide by R. Gupta's Publisher: RPH
Price: Rs. 310
IDBI/SIDBI Asst. Manager/Executive Guide (Hindi) by RPH Editorial Board
Price: Rs. 310

Prep Books for specific test-sections of IDBI exam:
Depending on your area of weakness, you can also buy following test section-wise prep books for the IDBI recruitment exam;
A Modern Approach To Logical Reasoning by R. S. Aggarwal Publisher: S. Chand
Price: Rs. 140/=; Offer Prce: Rs. 105/=;Discount: Rs. 35/= (25%)

List Price: Rs.365/=; Offer Price: Rs.274/=; Discount: Rs. 91 (25%)
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IDBI Bank PO Interview Questions:
This blog has excellent materials to help you prepare for the IDBI Bank Interview & Group Discussion with a list of Interview questions & GD topics.

For Interview, click here to visit this article, which tells you what are the requirements an interviewer looks for in you. It also gives you an interesting YouTube video telling you how you can also analyze an interviewer and hence be prepared for it. And than it gives you a list of 99 interview questions, which are most repeated in every other interview! These questions helps you prepare yourself.

Similarly for GD, click here to visit this article, which tells you what are the essential qualities you need to have and how you can prepare for the same, along with a YouTube video of a mock-GD. Further this article tells you what are the different types of GD, along with example of GD topics.

I am sure with above materials for the Written Test, Interview & GD, you would succeed in clearing the IDBI Bank Exam with ease. Keep visiting this blog as I would keep on posting more materials on how to crack the IDBI Bank exam. Also, I would love if you share your IDBI Bank exam experience in this blog by posting comments below.

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