Saturday, 4 April 2015

Success Story Pratiksha IBPS Clerk - United Bank of India

Hi guys, I'm Pratiksha and I would like to share my story with you.
I first appeared for IBPS PO in 2014 with zero preparation and as expected, I missed the cut off by 1 mark. Somewhere around that time, I took admission in a coaching institute but keeping with my old habit, I started bunking a lot of classes. Moreover, my clerical exam was on the 6th of December and my only brother was getting married on the 12th, so naturally, I was busy in the marriage preparations and I didn't study one bit. But I still managed to clear it. How you ask?
I'm very poor in Quants but good in English and Computer and fairly average in Reasoning and G.A. So my strategy was to somehow clear the cut off in Quants by answering about 14/15 D.I questions as I knew nothing about mathematical formulae and short cuts. However, I made up for it in English.
My point is not that you shouldn't study hard. By all means, work hard but also, work smart. Do a SWOT analysis and play on your strengths.
After I cleared the CWE comfortably, the interview was a breeze. I was asked questions on RRBs, Micro finance, financial inclusion etc. The key is to stay calm before the interviewers and maintain eye contact. Relax, they are just people like you.
Best of luck to all future candidates!

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  1. adarsh saraswat4 April 2015 at 15:49

    I m Adrash. And today it takes immense pleasure in sharing my success story. First of all a big thanks to God, my father, Mother, My elder brother Mr. Bharat sharma and all relatives and friends.I was a meritorious student since my school days schooled in one of the best institutes of my city. But unlike many of them, i joined a college in rajasthan University, pursuing BBA in university commerce college jaipur. I sometimes regretted doing it, as many others went for other cources.

    In my final year, i thought of doing an MBA from a reputed university. It was an herculean task. And I failed. Couldn't make up to it.Wasted 8 months, no smile in my face, no sleep in the nights, no talks with anyone, feeling uncomfortable, irritations, frustrations, suffocations, crying every night that was my life is getting ruined, all these are due to thinking of job but no hard work from me.

    So the next morning I made up my mind to start afresh and start preparing for banking and other government sector. I joined a nearby coaching institute and regularly gave speed tests and analysed my reports. 6 tests in a week and Sunday dedicated to the analysis. I didn't face much problem in Quant or in English or Reasoning sections, the most difficult for me was the GA(with special reference to banking industry) along with current affairs.One of my guardians at the institute told us about the capsule the educational site offers.

    SSC (10+2), 2012: Written not Qualified.
    SSC (Graduate), 2013: Written not Qualified.
    BSF HC (Ministerial): Fail in Typing Test.
    IBPS RRB Officer Sclae-1, 2013: Pass 124 Marks
    IBPS RRB Office Assistant, 2013: Pass 132 Marks.
    2014: Selected in bob po

    All i know is that, one must not be scared to work hard. Life is all about Finding opportunities in your adversities. Trust your self and have faith in your parents' dreams.And then ,the world is yours.

  2. Hi Adarsh,

    Can you please share your score. Thanks!