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According a survey, one person in every 5 people is preparing for bank jobs. What may be the reason for this ratio? Well, the reason is bank jobs have the best of careers with extravagant privileges for the employees. Bank jobs are considered as one of the most lucrative jobs in India. Bank of Maharashtra has released notifications for recruitment for the post of Probationary Officers (PO) under PGDBF program of 1 complete year. The candidates joining Bank of Maharashtra (BOM) as a PO or Probationary Officer will get a basic pay of Rs 23700 per month (Rs 32K being the pay scale). The Bank of Maharashtra has all total of 1315 vacancies for PO. So, pull up your socks and make sure that you prepare well for the Bank of Maharashtra PO exam.

Let us go through some of the important dates of Bank of Maharashtra PO exam along with their significance:
Dates for filling forms (Application forms) - 12th August 2016 to 6th September 2016
Date of examination- 26th October 2016.

Note: The shift 1 will start from 9 AM and the shift 2 will start from 1:00 PM.
Now, it’s time to go through the pattern of Bank of Maharashtra PO examination:
The exam is an objective test of 2 hours duration. It consists of all total 4 Sections for 200 marks:
Quantitative Aptitude
Reasoning Ability
General Awareness (with special reference to Banking Industry)
Bank of Maharashtra PO 2016- Important topics
Reasoning Ability:
Sitting Arrangement
Data Sufficiency
Blood Relationship
Series Problems.
Input- Output/ Sequential Output Tracing.
Direction Sense
Statement Assumption/Conclusion/Argument/Course of Action.
Order and Ranking.
Quantitative Aptitude:
Simple Interest/ Compound Interest.
Profit and Loss.
Ratio & Proportion
Time and Work.
 Time Speed and Distance.
Data interpretation.
Data Sufficiency.
Sequence and Series.
Quadratic Equation.
General English:
Reading Comprehension.
Gap fillers
Sentence Correction
Spotting error (Tenses, Part of Speech, Active and Passive Voice, Subject Verb Agreement).
Para jumbles.

General Awareness:
Take a look at the topics covered in the previous examinations
Prepare dynamically from current affairs section on a daily basis
Static GK.
Banking terms like the RBI, Sensex, Budget etc.
Sports and Achievements
Awards and Honors
Books and Authors

A proper study plan is extremely essential for organized study sessions. Don’t you agree? So, before we go for some sure shot tips for ultimate performance in Bank of Maharashtra PO examination, we present you a 7 days master study plan which will make your preparation 80 percent more strong and effective.

Day 1:

On day one, focus on the following:
Prepare any three topics from ‘General Knowledge’. Being the most unpredictable section you need to focus in this.
Take a mock test (Full length mock test)

Day 2  
On day two, focus on the following:
Go through the topics of Reasoning (any three topics)
Prepare any three topics from English

Day 3  
On day three, focus on the following:
Solve 1 full length mock test from each section
Go through any two topics from Quant

Day 4

On day four, focus on the following
Go through some “Reading Comprehension” passages and Para jumbles
Solve 1 full length test

Day 5

On day five, focus on the following
Go through any four topics of Reasoning
Prepare any four topics of English Grammar
Day 6 & 7
On day six and seven, focus on the following
Go through the last 3 months’ Current Affairs.
Solve mock tests from any two sections(Reasoning and Quant)
Now, after the study plan, let us take a look at a few magical preparation tips:
Don’t stick to one sample paper or model test paper. Make sure that you go through a few collective sample papers and browse through different types of questions.
Please make a habit of going through different newspapers and magazines. It will give you a knowledge of national and international events.

Make a few sticky notes with the formulae of Quant chapters. Take a look at them regularly which will enable you to remember them.

Please do revise on regular basis which will make you stay in touch with the concepts. When you start losing touch with them, you tend to forget the concepts and it will hamper your performance for sure.

Take care of time management skills. Please make sure that you make judicious use of time in every day as it one of the most crucial factors in any examination.
Develop self-confidence and march towards your goal. Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

We hope that this article will help you in effective preparation for Bank of Maharashtra PO examination. We will be back with more updates. Hope to see you soon. Happy learning!

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Author is an editor and mentor at TopRankers, which is a leading education portal.