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How to Use Mind Map technique to Take Notes for Bank Exams

Published on Wednesday, March 01, 2017


  • Mind Map is a very powerful technique for taking notes.
  • This technique uses the power of both the left brain and the right brain.
  • Many of you study a lot but, tend to forget after a period of time, due to lack of revision.
  • Here Mind maps comes as a boon to you all. It is easy to revise our study materials, if you take notes using mind map technique.

Key words/ Key Concepts:

After studying, when you try to recall, you won’t say word by word, what you have studied.
Instead you will tell the main features, outlines or main concept. They are termed as key words or key concepts.
Yes!!! You remember things as key words or key concepts rather than word for word details and word for word descriptions. This is the very nature of your memory.

Memory keywords and creative keywords:

There are two types of key words. They are Memory key words and Creative key words.
Memory key words help memory while creative key words help creativity

Explaination with Example

What is the difference? Let me tell you with an example. Following is our material on RTGS.

RTGS: Real Time Gross Settlement

  • It is a centralized payment system through which interbank payment instructions are processed and settled, on gross basis in real time.
  • Which simply means, that the transactions are settled as they happen.
  • Minimum amount is Rs. 2lacs and there is no limit for maximum amount.
  • A ‘service charge’ is charged by the banks for outwards transactions and nil for inward transactions.

Here possible creative key words are:

  • Payment system
  • Gross basis
  • Real time
  • 2 lac
  • No limit
  • Service charge
  • Inward transactions
  • Outward transactions

Possible memory key words are:

  • RTGS – Centralized payment system
  • No service charge – inward transaction
  • Minimum limit – 2 lac
  • Maximum – No limit

Imagine you have to remember the above concept while reversing before your exam.
Which key word will help you to remember definitely it is memory keywords.
So take notes based on memory key words.

How brain store information:

When you read some topic and try to recall it. You will tell the main concept of the topic.
Ok let me tell you in another way, to understand the concept in a better way.
Think about our website (Bank for a minute and write down all the keywords which comes to your mind and then continue reading.
Your possible keywords would be,

  • Banking materials
  • Pendrive course for SBI PO pre
  • Quant made easy
  • Current affairs – monthly digest
  • Ramandeep singh and so on.
Like this everyone would have wrote down different keywords.
Notice that one word connects to another then to another and so on it goes.
This thinking can be much better shown in the following mind map.
This is how ideas, words or any concept connected in your brain and when you think of one word, all the related words comes to your brain.

Guidelines to draw a mind map:

  • Use a key word or key phrase at the center
  • Then draw lines from the center
  • On each line write key words in capital letters, which helps while revising.
  • Use colors to draw.
  • Use arrows to show the connections between different keywords.
  • Use different shapes.

Sample Mind Map on RBI:


Like this you can draw mind map for ‘n’ number of topics.
Our brain easily remember when we feed it diagrammatically and colorfully.
At starting, you may feel it difficult, but when you practice to take notes using mind map technique on our materials, it will be easy for you to revise before your exam.
Main aim of making notes using mind map technique is for speed revision before your exams.
Practice and give your feedback to us.
“Practice, Practice, Practice,
which only makes you perfect” – success mantra 

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