Bank Exams - FAQs
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1) How can I know about new opportunities and the vacancies available ? Please tell me about opportunities available in banking industry ?
Ans:  Now bank exams are conducted by SBI, IBPS and RBI. Check up the respective websites regularly for the notifications. They release notifications in the newspapers and Employment News. We also display in our website.
2) What are the rules and eligibility for the bank exams ?
Ans: Bank Exams will be conducted by SBI, RBI & IBPS. SBI conducts PO, Clerk and Specialist Officer Exams for SBI & its Associate Banks- IBPS Conducts Common Written Exams for PO, Clerk & Specialist Officers for other Nationalised banks and also Officer and Office Assistant Exams for Regional Rural Banks For P.Os normally it is graduation with 20-30years of age for General Candidates. Relaxation in the age for reserved candidates. For clerks normally it is graduation/intermediate with 18-28years of age for General Candidates. Relaxation in the age for reserved candidates.
3)  What is IBPS ?
Ans:  Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is envisioned as self-governed academic and research oriented Institute, with a mission of enhancing human-resource development through personnel assessment. In 2011, IBPS announced a common written examination (CWE) for the selection Officers and Clerks in Indian banks. IBPS CWE is now mandatory for anyone who seeks an employment in 20 public sector and Regional Rural banks. IBPS periodically accepts the exam applications from the candidates at their website, and the exams are organized at various locations in the country either in online or offline mode.
4) What Bank Exams IBPS conduct ?
Ans:  CWE PO/MT for the position of Probationary Officer or Management Trainee. CWE Clerk for Clerical positions. Specialist Officer for specialist officer positions. RRB officer. For the selection of officers & office assistants to Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) governed by NABARD.
5) Is it true that there is negative marking in bank exams ? If so what is the negative marks deducted. 
Ans: Yes , there are negative marks for wrong markings Usually one fourth of the marks allotted to the question will be deducted.
6)  Are the standards in all your braches operating similar or is there any difference between branches ?  
Ans: The standards of RACE are fixed by the interaction and co-ordination between R&D department and management and hence the same standards are being maintained by all our branches. The standards at all the branches are same.
7) Why is RACE successful in Bank Exams coaching ?
Ans: Our Director.G.S.Giridhar has been providing coaching to the bank job aspirants for over 15 years and understands the opportunities available and required skills to be successful. The programmes are designed by our Research & Development team headed by our director which focus on the changing trends and expected quality of education required. Updated information is provided to the students and improve their quality of output. RACE always believed the success of the students as the success of the RACE and their success has really helped RACE standing No.1. Our focus is on Bank Exam Coaching EXCLUSIVE and this helped us to be successful in short period.
 8) Please mention Eligibility requirement to join in RACE ?
Ans: Any candidate who is eligible to write bank exams and having interest to get bank job
9) Should I enrol at RACE before bank exam notification or earlier? Please suggest ?
Ans: You can take coaching immediately after applying for the notification, but we advise you to take the required coaching even before notifications come as the notifications of IBPS will come periodically.
10) Should I Enrol for long term or short term ?
Ans: Long term course (6months - Life time validity) which is called (IIIT Programme) is advisable if you have more time to Prepare. If time is not sufficient you can take short term for any specific notification.


11)  What is your fee structure ?
Ans: You can come to any of our braches and our counsellors can guide you for the suitable and affordable programme.
12) What are the materials you provide to the students ?
Ans: We provide exhaustive study material. Books in Quantitative Aptitude, Test of Reasoning, Speed Maths, Current affairs, General English, Quantitative Aptitude Model Papers, Computers and Marketing will be given and besides that lots of practice papers in the class.
13) When should I enrol for the Course ?
Ans: You can immediately join in our IIIT programme but for short term please contact our branches for the timing as we start batches with different timings suitable to the students i,e 7am-9 am, 10am-12noon, 12-2Pm 4-6PM and 6-8PM.
14) Can I pay the fees in Instalments ?
Ans: You have to pay the fee at a time to take the admission.
15) Are you providing coaching for distant students who cannot come personally to attend the course ?
Ans: We are Providing class room coaching only not in distance mode.
16) Is there any library facility ?
Ans: We have library with a lot of subject books students can sit and practice after their classes.
17) Do you provide on line exams? If so please mention the procedure for the same ?
Ans: We have computer laboratory for the online exams practice. Apart from that we have online portal, Students can write online exams in that also.
18)  How is long term different from the short term course you are providing ?
Ans: As discussed earlier, the short term is time constraint and so the programme is designed in such a manner to get more marks in less time of study and thereby there is chance of not practising the required fastness, this is corrected in longterm by providing more practice of the questions in the classes and a detailed explanation of the topics of the subjects with more tests.
19) Do you update material regularly ?
Ans: We have full fledged R&D department which regularly updates and the student can be assured of the quality of the material. We also suggest students to go through the newspapers and magazines as the edge in competition is to get maximum marks in less time.
20)  What is the standards of your faculty ?
Ans: All the faculty are experienced and exclusively on banking exam coaching. Hence the quality is maintained and the faculty is also provided internal training to ensure updated knowledge.
 21) How many tests are you providing ?
Ans: Depends on the course you are selecting, like for short term you have daily practise tests, online tests, and mock tests conducted every Sunday which is valid for 6 months and for long term it will be for life time till you have interest to practice.
22) After writing the test should i return the booklets or can i take with me ?
Ans: You will be given the test book lets and you can clarify doubts with the faculty after the test in the class.
23) Do you provide hostel facility ?
Ans: No. We are not providing hostel facility, but there are many hostels near our branches which did not make us feel to start hostel. You have ample time which you can study in the branch.
24)  Can i select coaching in selected topics rather than all subjects ?
Ans: No, we cannot break the package of the course. The course is designed comprehensely and cannot be given in pieces as overall score is very important.
25)  How can I be assured of the job after the coaching ?
Ans: The success rate available has given assurance to the students to join by word of mouth and friends who has taken coaching sincerely. Your practise is important than our effort as you have to take the test individually and we always encourage the candidates to improve their skills in all the subjects required. This will help them not only for banking but also for other competitive exams. The course will definitely help them to settle in their careers.
26)  What distinguishes RACE from other institutes of India ?
Ans: The utmost commitment is the difference and the quality of education we provide to the students is important. This sincere commitment made us to continuously update and usage all the technologies made us "The Best coaching center in Hyderabad" an Educational Excellence Award-2013 given by Brands Academy in New Delhi. ISO 9001 certification for the RACE coaching institute which is mark achieved only through the efforts of our R&D dept, staff and faculties. Even we take suggestions with regular feedback from the students.
27) What are the standards you are maintaining for the class rooms, material and faculty is concerned ?
Ans: As discussed ISO 9001 standards.
28) Do you conduct interview trainings and mock interviews.
Ans: YES, We provide Free interview training to the students who got succeed in the written test..
29) We also heard there are group discussions, Do RACE institute help in those areas ?
Ans: Yes we provide Group Discussions whenever it is required.
30) What can student feel after leaving the institute.
Ans: OH! Exited and happy to suggest RACE to their beloved friends and relatives.