Preparation of General awareness and General Knowledge for any competitive examination generally depends completely on the out knowledge of the candidate. Reading newspapers carefully on a regular basis can really help the candidates in this respect. Moreover candidates appearing for the IBPS PO exam are also expected to possess in depth knowledge about both national and international Current Affairs and reading newspapers and periodicals can really be of great help in this respect. Apart from that aspiring candidates for the IBPS PO Recruitment 2012 are also expected to have detail knowledge and understanding of the banking and finance sector as well as the stock market and the candidates must prepare accordingly to successfully crack the IBPS PO Exam 2012.
Apart from Current Affairs related with almost every sphere of life candidates preparing for the IBPS PO Exams must have a detail and in depth knowledge on different central government schemes and banking rules and also on different functions and responsibilities of the Reserve Bank of India. In order to improve their General Knowledge students can also take help from the websites that offer previous year sample question papers as well as study materials for this purpose. It is important for the students to keep in mind that just like the previous year at least 40% question of the General Awareness section of IBPS PO Recruitment 2012 will be on banking awareness while there will be 40% questions on current affairs and 20% on current and basic general knowledge.
Here are a few tips that might be helpful for candidates appearing for the IBPS PO Recruitment 2012
* Banking awareness will be of 17 marks and candidates are required to have in depth knowledge of all the nationalized banks and different types of deposits to answer these questions.
* Foreign and national economy carries 2 to 3 marks and candidates are expected to have General Knowledge on national and international economy schemes.
* There will be 9 marks on questions about national Current Affairs and candidates are expected to know everything important that happened in the country over the past nine months.
* International current affairs also have a weight of 9 marks and international issues related with India are generally covered in this portion.
* Questions from the world of Sports and literature carries 5 marks and are considered as relatively easy to the other parts.
Candidates who keep the above things in mind while preparing are expected to face the General Awareness paper with more confidence and has more chance to successfully crack the exam.

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