Hello and welcome to exampundit. One of our group members have shared her success story as she recently got her final selection in SBI PO 2017.
Here it goes…
This is Medha Guha. I cracked SBI PO 2017 while working full time in IT sector.
I want to share my story of cracking this one of the toughest exam. I will be extremely grateful if someone gets inspiration from my story.
So, lets start.
I completed B.Tech in ECE in 2015 from RCCIIT kolkata. Since august 2015 , I was working in Infosys Ltd as a Systems engineer. I realised quite early that IT sector is not my cup of tea moreover due to less job security and heavy work pressure ,I realised to shift my domain and move towards government sector.
I started full fledged preparation towards banking exams from may 2016.I am giving the list of exams I gave before getting selected in SBI PO2017.
1) SBI PO 2016-missed pre by 0.75
2) IBPS PO 2016-missed mains by a huge margin, like 10 to 15 marks
3) IBPS CLK 2016-flunked in mains
4) BOB PO 2017-cleared written ,gave interview,missed the entire thing by mere 2 marks
5) NIACl ASST 2017- could not clear mains
6) SBI PO2017 – CLEARED!!!!!!
Coming to the strategy, since I was working regularly and staying far away from my home town,(used to stay in Chennai and I am a resident of kolkata),I did not get much time to prepare but I was consistent in my preparation is what I want to say.
1) I used to practice math, reasoning, English regularly in the morning for 2 hrs from various websites available. I must say my entire preparation was based on you tube and internet.
Anubhab da in exam pundit used to give some very very good and tricky puzzles which I loved solving though sometimes it used to consume entire one hour even! I used to follow any website in hand and start solving questions from there.
2) After coming home from office, I used to prepare g.k loudly 😛 😛 . My flatmates used to close their ears since I used to shout so much. I used to study daily current affairs from exam pundit website and then monthly PDFs .
I did not prepare much for descriptive since I was very unsure of my preparation towards selection so I thought of making it up on stage 🙁 🙁
For interview, I studied current affairs of last 20 days and banking theory and basic personal stuffs. In gd pi ,in BOB Po exam I could not speak much so I used to talk in front of mirror and practice .In SBI gd,I was satisfied with my performance. I must say be confident and be yourself in the interview. They want you to be confident now all-rounder.
I must say one story. I did a blunder in the interview due to tension. Since my university was Maulana abul kalam azad university of technology, The interview asked me about maulana azad. And I became so blank that I told everything about Abdul kalam Azad 🙁 🙁 . Just imagine.!!!! I did it completely unintentionally. Most probably they understood it ,so they forgave me. In interview I got 25 out of 30 and 15 out of 20 in Gd.
This was my basic preparation story. Sometimes, it happened that I could not give more than 1 hr for this preparation because of work pressure but one thing I made sure was that I was very consistent in the preparation.
To all those who are preparing for these exams, I just want to say that keep faith in yourself and give your best. I did my preparation sitting 2500 kilometres away from my home town in a place where I don’t know the basic language even.
Nothing is impossible if you have faith in yourself.
And Anubhab da, you are a gem. I must say, the way you encourage others, please continue doing that. It really helps.
Thanks and regards,
SBI PO 2017
Marks secured 49.58(cut off 46.59)
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