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MP Apex Bank Officer Grade Recruitment 2023: Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Published on Thursday, March 30, 2023
MP Apex Bank invited Online applications for eligible Indian citizens for 638 posts of Officer Grade of different categories and grades in 35 District Central Cooperative Banks of Madhya Pradesh.

No. of Vacancies

  • Branch Manager (Middle Management Grade-1) - 367 
  • Financial Analyst (Senior Management Grade-2) - 35
  • Marketing Officer (Senior Management Grade-2) - 29

Important dates: 

Activity Date
Opening date of submission of online application 10.03.2023
Last date of submission of online application 09.04.2023
Amount of Application Fee Rs.500/- for General/OBC/EWS candidates and Rs.250/- for SC/ST/PHCandidates. 18% GST will be charged additionally. (Fees submitted is Non- Refundable)
Date of Online Examination Will be published on the bank's website
Date of downloading Call Letters for Online Examination Around 7 days before the examination date
Date of declaration of result for online written Examination Will be published on the bank's website
Date of downloading Call Letters for Interview. Will be published on the bank's website 

Essential Educational Qualifications and preferences

  • Branch Manager (Middle Management Grade-I ) MBA (Finance) with two years of regular course from any Govt. recognized University along with minimum 60% marks or equivalent Grade.
  • Financial Analyst (Senior Management Grade-II)- CA/ICWA or MBA (Finance) with two years of regular course from any Govt. recognized University along with minimum 60 % marks or equivalent grade. Preference will be given to candidates who have work experience from any RBI Licensed Bank.
  • Marketing Officer (Senior Management Grade-II) - MBA (Marketing) with two years of regular course from any Govt. recognized University along with minimum 60 % marks or equivalent grade. Preference will be given to candidates who have work experience from any RBI Licensed Bank.

Age Criteria

  • The minimum age will be 18 years and the maximum age will be 40 years. Minimum and Maximum age as on the last date i.e 09.04.2023 of submission of application for all the posts.

Exam Pattern

S. No Name of Test (Not in Sequence) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1 Professional Knowledge 40 40 30 Minutes
2 Reasoning 40 40 30 Minutes
3 English Language 40 40 30 Minutes
4 General Awareness 40 40 20 Minutes
5 Quantitative Aptitude 40 40 30 Minutes
  Total 200 200 140 Minutes
For every wrong answer, 0.25 % marks shall be deducted.

Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Data Interpretation
  • Boats and Streams
  • Time and Work
  • Time, Speed, and Distance
  • Partnership
  • Mixtures and Alligation
  • Ages and Average
  • Profit and Loss
  • Percentage and Interest
  • Problems on Trains
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Area and Volume
  • Number Series
  • Linear equations
  • Quadratic equations
  • Data sufficiency

Reasoning

  • Machine Input Output
  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Order and Ranking
  • Inequalities
  • Statement and Assumptions
  • Statement and Conclusion
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Cause and Effect
  • Statement and Argument
  • Venn Diagram/Syllogism
  • Blood Relation
  • Direction and Distance

English Language 

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Error Spotting
  • Double Fillers
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Vocabulary Based Questions

General Awareness      

  • Recently Appointed Brand Ambassadors List
  • Monthly GK Digest 
  • Ministry of Cabinet Ministers
  • Renamed Govt. Schemes, Cities, Airports & Railway Stations
  • International reports and indices
  • Growth numbers by various organizations
  • Union Budget 2023-24
  • Latest mergers and MOUs of banks and financial institutions
  • Heads of various financial organizations
  • Regulatory organizations: SEBI/NABARD/RBI
  • Joint Military Exercises of India
  • List of Summits and Conferences
  • India's Rankings in Different Indices
  • List of Appointments in 2023
  • List of Important Days With Themes
  • List of MoUs signed by India in 2023
  • List of Sports Events & Winners – 2023
  • Awards and Honours 2023
  • Complete List of Obituaries 2023

Professional Knowledge (Financial Awareness/Financial Management)

  • RBI Circulars
  • Latest Government Schemes
  • Banking products
  • Banking Awareness(Updated on monthly basis)
  • Priority sector lending
  • Basel Norms
  • RBI regulations for Commercial banks, RRBs, Small Finance Banks, HFCs, NBFCs, and UCBs
  • Indian Financial System
  • Financial market instruments
  • International reports and indices
  • Important committees
  • Foreign investment and trade
  • Latest mergers and MOUs of banks and financial institutions
  • Financial regulatory institutions in India
  • Mutual Funds
  • Basel Norms
  • Ratio analysis
  • Break-even Analysis
  • Time Value of Money
  • Working capital management
  • Factoring
  • Dividend Policy
  • Factoring
  • Derivatives- Future and Forward Contract
  • Capital Structure
  • Cost of Capital
  • Cash Flow Statement
  • Banking Regulations Act, 1949
  • Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
  • SARFAESI Act, 2002
  • Currency Act
  • Consumer Protection Act, 1986
  • Taxation Acts(Income Tax and GST)
  • Companies Act, 2013
  • RBI Act, 1934

Professional Knowledge (Marketing Manager)

Concepts of Marketing Management

  • 4P and 5C of marketing
  • Porter model
  • Strategic planning process
  • SWOT analysis
  • Value chain
  • Core Competencies

Marketing Environment

  • Marketing Environment
  • Factors Influencing Consumer Buyer Behavior
  • The Marketing Research Process

Analyzing the market

  • Motivation theories: Freud, Maslow, Herzberg
  • Buying Decision Process
  • Market research

Connecting with customers

  • Databases, Data Warehousing, Data Mining, and Database marketing
  • Marketing-Mix
  • Marketing Funnel
  • Customer Relationship Management


Developing marketing strategies

  • Positioning and Differentiation
  • Product Mix
  • Market leadership strategies
  • Product Life Cycle
  • Brand Positioning
  • Pricing Strategies
  • Identifying Market Segments and Targets

Communication with customers

  • Market Communication
  • Process for Effective Communication; Advertising
  • Different Advertising Media
  • Communicating the value 

Branding

  • Brand equity – Role, scope, and models
  • Brand positioning
  • Differentiation Strategies
  • Competitive Strategies for Market Leaders
  • Product Life-Cycle Marketing
  • Pricing strategy

Course Features

The course is a bundle of General Awareness and Professional Knowledge subjects with Financial Awareness taught in a systematic and comprehensive manner. The course has the following characteristics:
  • Detailed Video-lectures, Notes and Quizzes 
  • Time-bound Sectional Quizzes on All Subjects
  • Doubt Clearing video session
  • Discussion forum for queries
  • Updated Study Material- Print-Friendly
  • 100% Syllabus Coverage
  • Mock Test with detailed solution
Note: The video lectures, notes, and quizzes will be in English Language only.



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