It was June, it was hot, loadshedding was on its peak and IBP is taking a comprehensive exam for Chartered Banker Certification !
Exam started at sharp 9. There were about 60 candidates which comprised of different age groups. Air Conditioning of SBP building was giving a true example that these are premises of Government ! A total failure it was ! Pedistal Fans and water at room temperature was the last hope to survive those six hours of exam !
"...... Ok ! Stop your boring stories and tell us how was the exam !!!!"
Exam was comprehensive ! First three hours it was objective portion which had 115 questions. Questions were covering almost all subjects of the syllabus and difficulty level was mixed! Over all paper was well designed and questions were good ! The only issue was hot weather !
After a two hours break it was a subjective portion containing about 15 questions ! This was mostly narrative with a few numerical questions of accounting ! Questions were checking both your theoretical and practical knowledge !
Most of the candidates were saying that they came without any preparation. But as it is said never underestimate your enemy, so this time, it is hard to pass if you have not covered the syllabus.
Anyways good luck ! and try to take such exams in winter ! or IBP should conduct such exams with better arrangements.