Shortcut Trick to remember Countries’ capitals and currencies

Do you know..?? How many countries are there in the World..?
There are 196 countries Approximately.
It is very difficult to remember 196 countries, capitals and their currencies, So here is a list created with 70 famous and important countries in the world. Countries and their capitals are listed continent wise here. North America (1-8), south America (9-14), Europe (15-32), Asia (33-59), Africa (60-68), Australia (69-70).
We feel this is sufficient as focusing on all countries will lead to difficulty in recollecting the country capital or currency during an exam.
Tricks to Remember the countries capitals and their currencies
  • Remembering currencies is very easy if you concentrate well. North America – Dollar, South America – Peso, Asia – Rupee and Dinar,  Europe – Euro and Krone, Australia – Dollar. Most of the countries in a continent are using same currency (For example – Argentina, Chile, Uruguay using Peso Currency and they belong to same continent North America)
  • While learning Countries and Capital keep a Map in front of you. So that you can remember easily.
  • Use code word to remember. Try to create code words for every thing if you can (even if they are silly or funny).
      • For example Iran – Tehran (Ran end of the both words).
      • Denmark – Copenhagen (Mark = Pen, To mark any thing you need a pen).
      • Finland – Helsinki (Fin take it as Pin = Hell, If you Scratch yourself with Pin then it will pain and it feels like Hell)
Countries – Capital – Currency

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Shortcut to Remember Head Offices of Indian Banks

This trick to remember Head Offices of Indian Banks is shared by Ashutosh Patra.
1. All banks that have ‘India‘ at the end of their name have their headquarters in Mumbai. Lets see some examples.

  1. State Bank of ‘India’- Headquarters is in Mumbai.
  2. Bank of ‘India’- Headquarters is in Mumbai.
  3. Central Bank of ‘India’- Headquarters is in Mumbai.
  4. Union Bank of ‘India’- Headquarters is in Mumbai.
  5. Reserve Bank of ‘India’- Headquarters is in Mumbai.

EXCEPTION: United Bank of India

2. “In Delhi, Punjabi girls excel in commerce!” This is mnemonic to remember which banks have headquarters in Delhi. Lets see examples.

  1. Punjab National Bank – Headquarters is in New Delhi (punjabi)
  2. Punjab & Sind bank – Headquarters is in New Delhi (punjabi)
  3. Oriental Bank of Commerce – Headquarters is in New Delhi (commerce)
  4. Bhartiya Mahila Bank – Headquarters is in New Delhi (girls)

Hope you get the drift here!

3. All banks starting with ‘Indian‘ have their headquarters in Chennai. Let’s see some examples.

  1. Indian Bank – Headquarters is in Chennai.
  2. Indian Overseas Bank – Headquarters is in Chennai.

Pretty self explanatory. Isn’t it!

4. Banks that start with ‘U‘ have their headquarters in Kolkata.

  1. UCO Bank – Headquarters is in Kolkata.
  2. United Bank of India – Headquarters is in Kolkata.

OKAY. This has two EXCEPTIONS. First is Union Bank of India (Mumbai). Starts with U but has headquarters in Mumbai. Another is Allahabad Bank (Kolkata).

5.  Those banks that have South Indian names have their headquarters in Bangalore. Well, there are only two banks with South Indian Names.

  1. Canara Bank – Headquarters is in Bangalore. PS: Canara means Coastal Karnataka region
  2. Vijaya Bank – Headquarters is in Bangalore.

6. Very easy to remember headquarters of some Indian Banks as the name itself is self explanatory.

  1. Bank of Baroda – Baroda
  2. Bank of Maharashtra – Pune
  3. Andhra Bank – Hyderabad

7. Now, there are two remaining banks that you need to remember. They are Syndicate Bank and Corporation Bank

  1. Syndicate – Manipal (Trick: This rhymes with Sikkim Manipal)
  2. Corporation Bank – Mangalore (Sorry. No Trick 🙂)

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IBPS PO Location Preference – Maptool

Hi IBPS PO Aspirants,

IBPS PO VI 2016 Exam online registration process is started on  26th July 2016. During online registration, you have to fill the preference order of the 20 Nationalized Banks, and to decide which bank to fill on the first order is an important factor. In this article, we will help you to choose the right bank in your preference order of the banks.


The list of 20 participating banks in the recruitment process is:


  1. Allahabad Bank
  2. Andhra Bank
  3. Bank of Baroda
  4. Bank of India
  5. Bank of Maharashtra
  6. Canara Bank
  7. Central Bank of India
  8. Corporation Bank
  9. Dena Bank
  10. IDBI Bank
  11. Indian Bank
  12. Indian Overseas Bank
  13. Oriental Bank of Commerce
  14. Punjab National Bank
  15. Punjab & Sind Bank
  16. Syndicate Bank
  17. UCO Bank
  18. Union Bank of India
  19. United Bank of India
  20. Vijaya Bank

Many of you will be in dilemma while filling the application form for the IBPS PO 2016 Exam that how to fill in preference for banks.  So we are here putting up some important suggestions to help you to make your preference list which will clear out your confusion and you can select your most preferable banks.

If you are a lady aspirant then try to give preference to the bank which has maximum number of branches in your state. If you are North Indian or South Indian just give preference to the banks which have headquarters near to your state or having maximum branches in your state.

Before making your final list keep in your mind that after final selection you have to serve the particular bank for at least 30 years or more.

Area/ Location& Headquarters

The location and area of the headquarters of the banks and their branches is the vital criteria and it must be taken into consideration when filling up the preferences. You may also want to get your postings in some specific areas or regions of the country. For this, you may have to check where the headquarters of the banks are located, to get an idea regarding your future postings.

Location Preference & Transfer Policy

Different banks will have different policies regarding transfer from one location to another, during the course of employment. Also, some banks may consider your preferences for location, while others may not work that way.  You must go through the transfer policies of the banks you are interested in to make a preference list, based on what you think will work best for you.

Go with your personal choice

You can also choose a bank if you dream to be a part of particular bank. Most of the PSU Banks (under IBPS) offer similar kind of salary structure and also follow a similar kind of promotion policy. So, which bank is good for you, you have to do little research for your dream bank and you can give it preference than others.

At last before making your final preference list just do little homework on your own to choose the best banks for you.

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APJ Abdul Kalam – Quiz

Today is the first anniversary of Our Former President, Dr. Abdul Kalam, who is also a world renowned scientist. He is immensely modest, soft-spoken, very well mannered, unassuming and is true example of ‘simple living and high thinking’. He is the a eleventh President of India and his rise to his present, coveted post proves the successful functioning of our great democracy. He assumed this august office on July 25, 2002.

On the event of this we would like to recall his life in brief at the end of this article there is a quiz take that quiz also.

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Prior to his becoming the President, Dr Kalam had held different posts in DRDO (Defense Research and Development Organisation) and in ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation). With ISRO, he was the Chief instructor of SLV3 project, which saw the successful launching of India’s various missiles.

They include Agni, Akash, Prithvi, Naag, Trishul etc. Owing to the success of this project, Dr. Kalam became famous as the ‘Missile Man, all over the country’. Our first nuclear test at Pokhran in Rajasthan was successfully carried out under his supervision.


His great contribution was acknowledged, when the government awarded him the highest commendation of the country, ‘The Bharat Ratna’.

As he was born in a middle class family at Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu on October 15, 1931, Dr. Kalam’s miraculous success is a rag to riches story, indeed! Ever since his school days, he had been extremely hardworking, careful, regular and devoted to his goal.

Rather than accepting financial help from anyone for his studies, he met his expenses by selling newspapers. By doing this, he supported not only himself but his family as well.

Dr. Kalam is a man of vision and has lofty dreams for Mother India. Soon after taking oath of office as President, he addressed his countrymen, announcing his resolve to make India a developed country as soon as possible. His other priority is the national security.

Our President is secular to the core and hence his great Popularity with all sections of society. He even reads the Quoran as well as the Gita everyday and greets his visitors with Ram Ram’ and ‘Salam’. Apart from reading, he has great interest in Indian classical music and is also a good writer. His two books ‘India 2020’ and ‘Wings of Fire’ depict his personality as a thinker as well as a great visionary.


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IBPS PO Syllabus in Brief

The official notification of IBPS PO-VI 2016 examination has been announced. We will take a look at IBPS PO 2016 syllabus to get started for preparations.

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As per the notification there are around 8800 vacancies for 2017 – 18 recruitment. There has been no change in the exam pattern of Prelims Exam but IBPS has introduced fixed time for each section in IBPS PO Mains Exam, inline with SBI Clerk & PO Mains Exam.

IBPS PO 2016 syllabus

About 20 lakh candidates are expected to appear for the IBPS PO VI Exam. All those aspirants who couldn’t be able to clear the SBI Clerk & SBI PO Prelims Exam can prepare well and hit the exam this time without wasting time anymore. There is no better day than TODAY.


Before looking at the syllabus, let us check out the eligibility criteria, important dates & exam pattern.
Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Age limit:Minimum 20 years & Maximum 30 years as on 01.07.2016
  • Educational Qualifications: Should be Graduate from a recognised university/ Institution. No minimum % required.

Important Dates:                                                                                              

  • Date of online registration– 26th July 2016 to 13th August 2016
  • Date of Prelims Exam– 16th, 22nd and 23rd October 2016
  • Date of Mains Exam– 20th November 2016

As per IBPS PO 2016 syllabus The Selection Process of the Exam consists of 3 phases which are given below:

i)Phase I:Online Preliminary Examination (Objective Test)

ii)Phase II:Online Mains Examination (Objective Test)

iii) Phase III: Interview


  • Prelims Exam is of qualifying nature. Marks obtained in mains examination only will be counted for interview call. Final merit list will be made on the basis of total marks obtained in Mains exam & Interview.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in prelims & mains.
  • There will be sectional as well as over-all cut off in prelims & mains both.

Prelims Exam Pattern

As per IBPS PO 2016 syllabus The marks secured in the Phase I (Prelim Exam) will not be counted for the purpose of Final Selection. This is a qualifying round similar to SBI PO prelim exam.

The prelims exam of IBPS PO will have the following pattern:

Sr No. Test Name Qns. Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability Paper 35 35 01 hour
2 Quantitative Aptitude Paper 35 35
3 English Language Paper 30 30
 Total 100 100

Mains Exam Pattern

The mains exam of IBPS PO is divided into 5 sections similar to last year but this year, in IBPS PO 2016 syllabus it has specified the time to attempt each of the five sections. Sections have to be attempted in the same order as specified at the time of mains exam. We can’t move to next section before the specified time for the current section.

The mains exam of IBPS PO will have the following pattern:

Test Name Qns Marks Duration
Reasoning 50 50 140 Mins
General Awareness Paper 40 40
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
English Language 40 40
Computer Knowledge 20 20
 Total 200 200

Expected sectionwise IBPS PO 2016 syllabus

The questions that will be asked can be from any of the following mentioned topics. So go through the syllabus thoroughly which will give you a proper idea of the expected questions from each of the sections.

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Simplification
  • Number Series
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Percentage & Averages
  • Profit & Loss
  • Mixtures & Allegations
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • Work & Time
  • Time & Distance
  • Sequence & Series
  • Permutation, Combination & Probability
  • Data Interpretation


  • Seating Arrangement
  • Syllogism
  • Input Output
  • Coding Decoding
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Ranking/Direction/Alphabet test
  • Data sufficiency
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Puzzle
  • Logical Reasoning

English language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze test
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Error Spotting
  • Sentence Correction
  • Para Jumbles

General Awareness

  • Banking & Financial Awareness
  • Current Affairs
  • Static GK (Few questions)

Computer Knowledge

  • Fundamentals of Computer
  • History of Computer
  • Internet
  • MS Office – Word, Power point, Excel & Access
  • Memory
  • Input Output devices
  • Computer Shortcuts

New apps and services by Indian Banks

1) Airtel money – AXIS BANK+AIRTEL
2) Asha Home loan – AXIS BANK
4) Branch on Wheel – ICICI Bank in Odisha
5) Chillar – Hdfc Bank
6) China’s first online Banking “webank” – Tancet Holdings
7) DDA Housing Scheme 2014 – HDFC Bank
8) Digital Banking “POCKET” – ICICI
9) Digital Village Project in Akodara Village of Gujarat – ICICI
10) eforex – SBI
11) E-KYC – SBI
13) E-Wallet – IRCTC
14) Facebook-based funds transfer platform “KayPay” – Kotak Mahindra Bank
15) First home grown INDEX “COMPOSITE INDEX” – SBI
16) I-Mobile app for windows phone – ICICI
17) India’s first” transparent credit card “in association with American Express – ICICI
18) ICICI Apathon App – ICICI Bank launches ‘ICICI Appathon’, a Mobile App Development Challenge
19) India’s first credit card exclusively for GOLF LOVERS – RBL Bank
20) Instant money transfer – BOI
21) Instant Money Transfer (IMT) – Bank of India
22) Kisan card – AXIS BANK
23) Maha Millionaire”, “Maha Lakhpati” – Bank of Maharashtra
24) M-Pesa – ICICI+Vodafone
25) M-Wallet – Canara Bank
26) State Bank Freedom App – State Bank of India
27) Student Travel Card – ICICI
29) Tap and pay – ICICI
30) Twitter Handle account – SBI
31) Video conferencing – Indusuld & federal bank
32) Youth for India – SBI
33) First home grown INDEX “COMPOSITE INDEX” – SBI
34) I­Mobile app for windows phone – ICICI
35) India’s first” transparent credit card “in association with American Express – ICICI
36) India’s first credit card exclusively for GOLF – RBL Bank
37) Instant money transfer – BOI
38) Kotak Bharat’ mobile banking app – Kotak Mahindra Bank (KMB)
39) ‘Saral­ Rural Housing Loan’ Scheme – ICICI Bank
40) Awareness initiative ‘Dhanchayat – HDFC Bank