Success Story: Amrendra (IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I 2017)

By Amrendra|Updated : February 2nd, 2018

Hello Everyone,

My name is Amrendra Kumar. I have been preparing for banking examinations for last 4 years while working in private companies. I have given several exams and here I will tell you how I have overcome some of my failures and finally cleared IBPS RRB Officer Scale I.

IBPS RRB Scale I 2017, Success Story

I have prepared for and attempted following exams:

  • IBPS PO 2014- Missed by 3 marks in Final List.
  • IBPS RRB PO 2014- Couldn’t clear mains.
  • IBPS PO 2015- Failed in mains.
  • IBPS PO 2016- Missed by 6 marks in Final List.
  • IBPS RRB PO 2016- Couldn’t clear mains.
  • IBPS RRB PO 2017- Allotted Allahabad UP Gramin Bank.

The list doesn’t end here. IPPB, LIC AAO, NICL, NIACL, etc. are some additional failures. I understand that it’s hard to accept failure by some marks, however, we need to work on those mistakes which led us there.

After completing graduation, I started my career in BPO. I changed companies at regular intervals like 1 or 1 ½ years. It’s too hard to manage studies while working; still, I had to manage everything. My friend told me, everyone has 24 hours a day, either it’s Ambani or you. It’s up to you, how you manage yours. I studied 2-3 hours a day. On weekends, I gave 6-7 hours. I quitted the job for some time to prepare as well, but it didn’t work as well. Then I decided to manage my preparations while working. I got Job in MNC with handsome salary. This made me feel relaxed and then I started preparing again. I took online test series every day at Gradeup. Again 2-3 hours of preparation for prelims and same for mains, however, for Current affairs, I used Gradeup to stay updated. I used to study it while working as well. I chose the Hindi Language in Mains and scored well.

For the interview, I prepared through videos on Youtube and Capsule. In the interview, the interviewer, in fact, appreciated me for preparing while working and changing jobs frequently. I changed 5 companies within 5 years to fulfill my financial needs in a metro city. He told me, you are smart; many people waste their time in preparations after completing B.Tech. He told me, rather than wasting your time, you chose a job. Doesn’t matter it is related to your Educational background or not. Then everyone appreciated me. My interview was good. At last, they said, you did well.

I got 82 marks in Interview. Friends, being an average candidate, I understood my ability, capitalized my strengths and got the result. One thing I always kept in mind, I have to do it. Whenever I got time, I tried to encash my those 24 Hours. Don’t lose hope, one day you’ll be here.

All the Best!


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