Banking is a field in which coaching is not at all required because the things which are asked in the exam are of basic nature and can be done by studying proper basics and practicing properly.
Banking jobs are divided into two parts on the basis of designation.
- Clerical -It comprises of two stages that are Prelims and Mains.
- PO – It comprises of three stages that are Prelims, Mains and Interview.
The preparation should always be done in an integrated manner i.e togther for prelims and mains. If you will only prepare for prelims first and think that mains preparation can be done after prelims then it becomes very hard because you will not get enough time to prepare for mains after prelims.
Now the question is how one can prepare without coaching.
I will tell this sectionwise. Banking exams comprises of five mains sections :
- QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE
- GENERAL/FINANCIAL AWARENESS
- COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE
ENGLISH — Start reading good novels. a good newspaper. It will enhance your reading capability as well as your vocabulary. These two things are most important for clearing this section as the level of english is getting harder and harder with each passing year.Please read editorial section of different news papers like Times of India…The hindu… etc
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE— Learn square till 50 and cubes till 30. Practice Simplification/ approximation, Number series, Quadratic equations and DI. These topics are comparatively easy and will fetch you good marks in prelims. But at the same time don’t neglect the miscellaneous part which consists of the arithmetic topics like percentage, average, profit loss etc. beacuse most of the questions in mains part are from the miscellaneous part. start solving low level questions first after getting enough idea and concept then accelerate your study ..please refer Cat exam level questions
Reasoning— For reasoning focus on puzzle…now a days maximum questions from this section.The topics in this section are general and you don’t have to understand much basics. Practice is the key in this section. Most of the questions are from these two topics i.e Puzzles and seating arrangement. Other topics are inequalities, syllogism, direction sense, blood relations etc are relatively easy.
General awareness — This section is divided into three parts :
1)Static gk(river..state capital… ministers and their constituencies,World’s important stadium, monuments etc
3)Currentt affairs — Try to cover last 3 months current affairs before the mains exam. These would be more than enough to fetch you good marks in this section.
Computer knowledge- for this section you can search online for basic concepts then start giving mock test and improve your accuracy