Don't focus on the Pain, focus on your Strength - Prabhu Sampath

By Avik Sarkar|Updated : April 24th, 2016

Hello my dear friends

This is Prabhu Sampath from Tamil Nadu. I’ve completed my B.E in Mechanical Engineering in 2015. As a regular reader of GradeStack I would like to share my experience which I faced.

I desired to be a government employee in my final year as everyone I appeared for campus interviews. But, within 2 interviews I found myself not interested in these interviews/jobs. When I was in 3rd year I faced TDS Issue in my dad’s term deposit so when am going through about the bank procedures I felt interested in banking. But what we do normally is we left our passion when we are at end of our graduation all we need is job.

“Don’t let your passion die for your immediate need”

Then I decided to quit my campus interviews and focussed on bank exams. My first exam is SBI PO 2015. Preliminary examination has been introduced in banking recruitment for the first time. Without much preparation I appeared for SBI PO but failed by 3 marks in prelims.  But then I focussed on the pattern, syllabus and types of questions etc.

My Second attempt was for RRB PO & Office Assistant (Multipurpose). I couldn’t clear RRB PO (didn’t get the required cut-off in Quantitative) but I got selected to the interview round. And in the final result I found me in Reserve List.

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Then I appeared for IBPS PO V I desired to crack this examination. I concentrated much on mock examinations and got 63 marks (cut-off – 37.25) in Preliminary exam. Then in mains attempted 123 questions and got 103.75 (cut-off – 76). Now it’s my turn for interview. I thank GradeStack team especially Neeraj sir & Anjali mam. Interview exercises from GradeStack gave me clear concepts of Banking. And in Interview I got 60 marks. You can find my interview experience here

Interview Experience - Prabhu Sampath

Now I got selected as Probationary Officer in Indian Bank (My first preference) with overall 53.50 marks and also got selected as Clerk in Indian Bank through IBPS Clerk V (Marks – 141)

I would like to share some things to my future bankers.

  • Try to concentrate utmost when preparing for Bank Examination. Avoid your Distractions.
  • Get the clear pattern and syllabus of the exam.. so that you can decide which question to attempt and which question not to attempt within the time period that’s important here.
  • In prelims try to reach your cut-off and in mains try to get 20 – 25 marks more than cut-off so that you can’t wait for your interview marks. You couldn’t say how interview will be. So focus on your mains examination.
  • Practice Mock Examination as much as you can.
  • GK & Current affairs part plays a main role here. If you know the answer it won’t take much time. For GK Part try to get daily updates/important News. Read newspaper regularly. Avoid getting monthly digests before your examination and reading all those things within a week.
  • Don’t get tensed at your exam hall. If you got tensed you could concentrate in exam mainly in reasoning section it’s the main part when comparing to last few exams. So concentrate more in reasoning section. Make your mind-free at the time of examination.
  • If you work hard you’ll get pay for that.

 “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”

All the best

Thanks

Prabhu Sampath

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Sunil

SunilApr 26, 2016

Thank you sir
Deepanjali

DeepanjaliApr 29, 2016

Sir interview me...english me hi bolna jruri hai kya???
Sanjay Kumar

Sanjay KumarMay 13, 2016

Gd me english me bolana jaruri hai sir.
Mayuri Sahu

Mayuri SahuJun 21, 2016

Which book is best fr banking awareness ?
Sayan Paul

Sayan PaulJun 30, 2016

@Prabhu
Please suggest me how to prepare for Reasoning section as in last PO exam they asked very difficult questions. Suggest some books.
Chitra

ChitraAug 9, 2016

@  Prabhu
Chitra

ChitraAug 9, 2016

Interview Conversation full ah english thana? @Prabhu
Sampad Dutta
Sir interview english or hindi dono me bol sakte hay kya..
Prabhu

PrabhuOct 2, 2016

@Chitra  english than pesanumnu illa bt if we speak in english its a good move.. they need to realise that we are learning...

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