If you are appearing for a Bank PO/Clerk Mains, you would know the importance of the General Awareness Section. General Awareness is often a game-changing section in the Mains Examination. All other sections in the Banking Mains Examination like Maths, English & Reasoning are highly unpredictable, and even despite a decent practice, in a high-level paper, your score can remain low.
But, if you prepare GA with full dedication, then whatever may be the level of the examination, you can always score maximum with maximum accuracy. Moreover, if you score higher in the GA section, you get a lead over other candidates, and your chance of getting selected becomes higher. Hence, in this article, we will discuss the best practices to score maximum marks in the General Awareness section of a Banking Examination.
Best Tips To Score Maximum Marks in GA Banking Mains Examination
- 6 Months CA: Generally, in a banking examination, current affairs of 6 months are asked. Usually, in-depth questions come from the last 3-4 months of current affairs, and a bit shallow questions from the remaining two months. But, covering the last six months’ current affairs and retaining it is a herculean task. You can’t expect to cover these current affairs after your prelims result. Therefore, start preparing for current affairs from Day 1, or be ready to score less.
- Banks in News: There are specific topics that are more important for a bank GA section, banking affairs is one such section. Moreover, it is one topic where your chances of getting confused are relatively higher. Therefore, it is always advisable to write down all the news of a particular bank in one place, and then learn them. For example, if there is news related to SIDBI, jot all the 6 months of SIDBI news in one place, and then learn them. It will greatly help you to retain the news.
- Important Topics: IN Current Affairs, there are a few topics that are more important from a Banking Exam perspective than others. Topics like Government Schemes, New Banking Rules/Policy, Budget, Summits, Exercise, Appointment & Awards, etc are more important than other current affairs topics. Henceforth, give more importance to them rather than giving equal importance to every topic.
- MOUs & Loans: MOUs & Loans are often the most confusing current affairs to retain. Since hundreds of MOUs take place between various important organizations & Banks every month, it gets hard to retain the specifics of all of them. But, in the case of MOUs & Loans, usually, major questions are framed from the last 3-4 months rather than 6 months.
- RBI: In a Banking Examination, any news of RBI is important from an exam perspective. In the case of RBI, ensure that you study all the six months of RBI, mainly focusing on RBI Monetary Policy, New RBI Rules, New Banking Rules made by RBI, etc.
- Important Current Affairs Related to Bank Organizations: Around 5-6 questions in the GA section of a Banking Mains Examination revolves around the important Banking organizations like EXIM, NABARD, World Bank, IMF, etc. Therefore it is important to take the news related to them seriously and learn them sincerely. However, try to learn the last three months’ news of these organizations in-depth and the remaining months a bit on a shallow level.
- Banking Awareness: The majority of the candidates leave this section thinking that only a few questions come from Banking Awareness. But, in reality, they are easy and predictable marks. Banking Awareness is like a one-time investment, you learn Banking Awareness for one time and get its fruit in all Banking Examination. Since Banking Awareness is static, your one-time hard work in it can get you 4-5 bonus marks in each banking examination.
If you study like you want to score 100% marks in the GA section, then chances are high that you will get relatively less marks. But, if you study smartly, giving much more importance to more important topics than mugging up everything and anything, chances are really high that you will get a decent score.