A job in a bank ensures status, money and perks and most of all the job is not very taxing. This is the kind of job that all of us are looking for and most importantly a bank job gives you ample opportunity to grow professionally and personally. The demand for bank jobs has increased manifold in the past decade and thus the level of the examination has also been raised to a great extent. One of the areas in which the candidates are tested is General Awareness and turns out, that is the Achilles heel for a major section of the students who appear for this examination. In this article we tell you how to prepare for General Awareness for bank exams.
This is what you first need to know in case you are appearing for the Bank PO examination. The General Awareness section covers almost all the areas of knowledge that you have and that too in quite a comprehensive manner. One of the most important things that you need to look into in case you are not really good at the General Awareness section, is the newspaper. You need to know the about the recent happenings across the globe.
There are many books that are available in the market that will help you with this, but there is one thing that you need to bear in mind and that is, these books will not keep you as updated as the newspaper and the internet will. So, you need to get into a habit of reading the newspaper.
The books that will help you with the General Awareness section of the Bank paper have been listed below.
- Banking Awareness 2012
- Guide to Banking General Awareness & Banking Aptitude Test
- General Awareness and Current Affairs Digest 2012
- Encyclopaedia of General Knowledge & General Awareness
- General Banking and Economic Awareness
Weightage of the General Awareness Section in the Bank PO Exam
General Awareness hold quite a lot of weightage in the exam and thus, it cannot be ignored by the candidate. The weightage differs from one exam to the other, but you need to know that the weightage is by far the same and thus, there is no way by which you can get away from the paper. You need to come out with a strategy to nail it.
Building skills in General Awareness
General awareness skills can be built by interacting with people who have an idea of the latest happenings around the world, by listening to the various chat shows that come on TV and by reading books and newspapers. One thing that you can do to help yourself is look at the yester year’s question paper. There are very slim chances that there will be a repetition in questions, but it will help you to get an overall idea of the paper and you will get accustomed to the kind of questions that are asked.
So, if you have been bogged down by the question on how to prepare for General Awareness for Bank Exams then you now know that the best way to go about it, is by not sticking to a single source of information and instead using an amalgam of the information sources that are present at your disposal.