Many Bank Aspirants must be preparing hard for the upcoming bank exams. Even after trying our luck hard with possible strategies, some of us are not able to achieve the goals. "The Tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching the goal but lies in having no goal to reach". The best way to build a successful strategy is to know the strategies of the people who have cracked the exams and are now affiliated with the government reputed bank. So, today we are sharing one more success story of a gradeup user which will help you to make an effective strategy and achieve your goal.
Hi, I am Prateek Kumar. I am from Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh). I have done my B.Tech from IET Lucknow and graduated in 2015. I got placed in TCS and worked there till July 2016. Thereafter I resigned and joined NIT Bhopal to pursue my M.tech Programme.
My journey for banking exam preparation started from August 2016 and I became a regular user of gradeup. Initially, I gave some mock test to gauge the difficulty level of banking exams and to know from where should I start my preparation.
My entire preparation was focused on mock tests. After each mock test, I would analyse where I was lacking and started working more on that topics. For each topic, I would watch some video from YouTube and practised more questions using that trick. I gave around 70 mock test for PRE EXAM.
Coming to mock test series I started giving gradeup tests only along with some free mock tests available online. Gradually my marks improved and confidence level also increased.
The gradeup community was very helpful and I owe my success to it. The app is simply awesome since you can always study on the move. The content is also good and the mentors are excellent in providing all kind of advice be it motivational or educational. The daily mock tests posted by mentors ensure that you are consistent with your preparation. Make your daily goal to not miss any of these daily tests.
Do not get distracted by the sheer volume of content posted on gradeup. Carefully filter it and use it to your maximum. Make notes for important concepts for revision.
Exams I appeared in 2017 (All 1st attempts):
- IBPS RRB OFFICER SCALE 1 (Mains: 129 Interview:82; selected in Prathama Bank) (Attempted 150)
- IBPS RRB CLERK (Mains 130; selected in Prathama Bank)(Attempted 180)
- IBPS PO (MAINS:89.75, INTERVIEW: 70; selected in Punjab National Bank)(Attempted 130)
- IBPS CLERK (Mains: 109.44; selected in Punjab National Bank) (Attempted 152)
- IBPS SO (Mains 46/100, Interview: 70; missed final cut off by 1.5 marks)
In all, I gave 3 interviews. In all the interviews the questions asked were very basic. Generally, the interviewers started with basic personal questions and moved on to general banking questions.
Keep your answers to the point and don’t give wrong answers. Don't beat around the bush.
The average duration was around 12 mins for each interview. Do Not Worry About Language. Never Hesitate. Speak Your Hear Out (while maintaining decorum and decency).
For all the future aspirants :
1) Always keep your goal in mind.Make your own strategy don’t follow anyone else.
2) Start with short-term goals and gradually move towards a bigger objective.
3) Study at least 4-5 hours daily and give at least a mock daily after 1 month of your preparation.
4) Don’t panic in the exam but also don’t get too relaxed.Be on your Toes.Try to Attempt each question.You may not know which question will be easy for you.
5) Don't attempt keeping in mind the cutoff for the last year.
6) For Current affairs start prep from one month previous to PRE exams.make your own notes.These are very helpful for revision.
7) Maintain an error log for all your mocks.How you attempted the questions and what your mistakes were.Try not to repeat them in future mocks.
Finally, never be disheartened by your results. Make them a motivation to work harder and achieve success. Keep away from negative thoughts and useless discussions and focus on your studies and you will find everything falling into place to your advantage.
May God bless you.
Best of Luck.