BSC Academy, DELHI (Since 1993)
Specialised Teaching Centre for Banking
Exams / CSAT / MAT / LIC Exams
Highlights of our Institute:
- Unparalled, uncomparable team of teachers.
- Separate specialised teachers for every section.
- Quicker methods and logical approaches are given. These methods are developed by our team only.
Others use them in a wrong way and misguide the students.
- Sufficient number of regular (weekly/monthly) tests.
- Full length tests at the end of the course.
- Adequate competitive environment among students.
- Student-friendly faculty members, always available to guide you.
- Interview preparation by highly experienced faculty members.
Q.1: What distinguishes BSC Academy from other institutes?
Ans.: BSC Academy is fundamentally different from other institutes. One, since its inception in 1993, BSC has been devoted to the banking sector. So much so that it has become a household name for Bank exams. Only after being assured of a solid footing in banking, it ventured into SSC exams with full preparation. BSC now provides classroom coaching for SSC Graduate Level (Prelims & Mains) with Mock Tests at many of its Centres.
Two, it is a publication house on its own providing high-standard books on all sections of Bank exams. Among others, we have bestsellers like Quicker Maths by M Tyra, Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey and English Is Easy by Chetananand Singh.
Three, BSC has been very selective in recruiting faculty members. They have excelled in academics, coming from premier institutes like JNU, DU, IIMs and IITs, working on a regular and visiting basis.
Q.2: How much time does it take to prepare for Bank PO/Clerical exam and be a threshold candidate?
Ans.: Preparing for a competitive exam requires a holistic and dedicated approach. You must think of first things first. Once your fundamentals of Mathematics, Reasoning, English language and Computer are sound, you must practise time management and accuracy. Plus, you have to brush up current affairs regularly. On an average, it would not take more than six months to one year to qualify Bank PO/Clerical exam.
Q.3: When you start a new batch?
Ans.: BSC’s new batches for Bank PO/Clerk start every week. The time duration for every batch is three months. Classes are conducted for three hours every day, five days a week. Although new batches begin throughout the year, we continue to guide and mentor our old students, until they enter the portals of a successful banking career.
Q.4: What are the facilities that BSC provides apart from regular classes?
Ans.: Catering to the aspirants of banking career, BSC has created all the paraphernalia of bank exams. We have correspondence course for Bank PO/Clerk/Specialist Officer/Management Trainee. All the classroom students are provided with comprehensive study material ranging from Maths and Reasoning to English, Computer Science and Marketing. BSC is the only institute in India which provides 10 questions on current affairs and Banking and Economy and five questions on Computer Awareness daily on its website http://www.bscacademy.com.
Q.5: Is there any facility at BSC Academy for training students to face interview?
Ans.: Yes, we have exclusive Interview Coaching for those students who qualify the written exams of Bank PO and Clerk. We have on our panel highly qualified and expert professionals from Banking and Finance, Psychology, Personality Development, Communications and Body Language.
Q.6: What is the success rate of BSC Academy?
Ans.: BSC has an impeccable record of producing successful students. Since 1993, it has churned out thousands of banking personnel through IBPS Common Written Exam (CWE) and its earlier incarnation as the Banking Services Recruitment Board (BSRB) exams. BSC’s gigantic reach can be gauged from the fact that almost all the banking aspirants in India are associated with it, in one way or the other, whether through regular classroom coaching, correspondence, books or BSC monthly magazine. Every second branch of public sector banks is manned by a successful BSC student.
Q.7: For taking Bank PO exam what is the eligibility criteria?
Ans.: Until four years back, individual banks recruited their personnel on their own, taking the help of Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) for framing questions. Currently, 21 public sector banks (except State Bank of India and its five associate banks) and NABARD have assigned the task to the IBPS to take a Common Written Examination (CWE) every year for Bank PO and Clerical cadre personnel. Earlier, individual banks decided percentage of marks in graduation for a candidate being eligible for its exams. Currently, any graduate can appear in the exam.
Q.8: Are Bank PO/Clerical exams multi-phased?
Ans.: It has been decided by the competent authority to hold two-tier examinations (followed by interview) for recruitment of PO/MT and Clerks from CWE-V onwards. All the candidates who successfully register themselves under CWE PO/MT-V and CWE CLERK-V will be called for Preliminary Examinations. Based on the performance in the preliminary examination, a certain number of candidates will be shortlisted for each of these examinations. The shortlisted candidates will then be called for Main Examinations. There will be fewer number of questions in the Preliminary Examination with shorter duration. The marks obtained in the Preliminary examination will not be considered for preparing the final merit list and the marks obtained in the Main Examination will only be considered for short listing for interview.
Q.9: What are the other exams of banking sector in India?
Ans.: State Bank of India (SBI) and its five associate banks have their own system of recruiting personnel. Then come RBI and 54 Regional Rural Banks (RRBs).
Q.10: Is there any cut-off for IBPS CWE and do I need to clear the cut-off in every section?
Ans.: Yes, both are necessary. There is no prior officially declared cut-off for either IBPS CWE or for every section of the exam. Nevertheless you need to obtain certain cut-off marks in every section, viz. QA, Reasoning, English Language, Computer Knowledge and General Awareness, and for qualifying the IBPS CWE as a whole.
Q.11: How will I come to know about the latest vacancies?
Ans.: IBPS conducts Common Written Exam (CWE) for Bank POs and Clerks once a year. We at BSC highlight all the latest vacancies through notifications in the institute as well as through our website.
Q.12: How many times can I appear for the bank exams?
Ans.: There is no chance limitation as far as IBPS CWE is concerned. State Bank of India (SBI) has stipulated four chances for a candidate.
Q.13: What are the subjects that I need to prepare for Bank PO/Clerk exams?
Ans.: There are five broad subjects which are asked in Bank PO/Clerk exams. These are Mathematics, Reasoning, English Language, Computer Knowledge and General Awareness. You have to go through the syllabus break-up of all these subjects. For example, questions on Trigonometry and Geometry are not asked in Bank exams. Again, Reasoning has different sections like verbal, non-verbal and analytical reasoning. General Awareness for banking examinations consists current affairs of the last few months plus banking- and economy-related questions. In SBI exams, questions of marketing are also asked.
Q.14: How will I, as an individual student, benefit from BSC Academy?
Ans.: BSC Academy provides tailor-made environment for aspirants of banking career. Apart from providing quality material to every student, we take regular feedback from students about faculty members. Every student is free to put forward his/her doubts in all subjects to respective teachers and he/she will get satisfactory answer from teachers. We provide continued support to students until they are finally selected.
Q.15: Can I pay the fees in instalments?
Ans.: No. We don’t have any system of payment in instalments. Lump-sum amount has to be paid before joining the classes.
Q.16: If I take admission in one of your branches and due to some reason I am not able to attend classes in that branch, can I do my classes in some other branch?
Ans.: This is allowed in rare cases. For this, you need prior permission of the Head Office in coordination with your Centre. However, this facility is limited to Delhi centres only.
Q.17: Can I enrol for specific subjects?
Ans.: No, we don’t permit enrolment of students for specific subjects.
Q.18: How many students are accommodated in a single batch?
Ans.: Average 25 to 30 students are accommodated in a single batch. But at times and at certain Centres, which are hub of students, some more students may be accommodated. In such circumstances, sound system is used to ensure audibility.