Never Lose Hope Says Anik Ikbal, SBI PO 2019

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Here is the success story of Anik Ikbal who have made through the examination. Candidates preparing for the bank examination must take inspiration from his journey.

Name: Md Anik Ikbal

Designation: SBI PO 2019

Hello guys,

Myself Anik and I will share my success in SBI PO 2019. I started my preparation in June 2018. The first exam I faced was SBI PO 2018 and I had cleared the prelims but couldn’t clear the Mains. Here are the list of exams I had faced:

In 2018:
1. SBI PO: Cleared Prelims, Failed MAINS
2. RRB PO: Cleared Prelims, Failed MAINS
3. RRB Clerk: Cleared Prelims, Failed MAINS
4. IBPS PO: Cleared Prelims, Failed MAINS
5. IBPS Clerk: Cleared Prelims, Failed MAINS
6. IBPS SO: Cleared Prelims & MAINS, Failed in final result

In 2019:
1. SBI PO: Cleared Final Merit List
2. RRB PO: Cleared Prelims, (MAINS Result Awaiting)
3. RRB Clerk: Couldn’t Clear Prelims
4. IBPS PO: Prelims result awaiting

From the list, you can see clearly that I have cleared prelims of all the exams in 2018 but failed in Mains constantly. I got very frustrated by the end of 2018. But I gave myself some time to rethink about the failures. I analysed my weak points and started all over again. I thought that if I have started this I must end this and I must not lose hope.

I didn’t join any coaching institute. Since 2018 I had been relying totally on Adda247 (Youtube Channel & Mobile APP). The standard of mock tests are so good which helped me a lot. For current affairs also I relied on the weekly and monthly One Liners which helped me to attempt decent number of questions in MAINS exam. Apart from these, I used to attempt the daily mini mocks in the Adda247 app which has sharpened my reasoning and quants skills.

I was always had a positive attitude and always belived in myself. I never lost hope and I knew that hard work will always give positive results. With this positive mentality and regular preparation, I cleared SBI PO Mains.

I will also like to share my interview experience which might be helpful to everyone. In interview, I directed the panelists in the areas I am strong in.
I entered the room and greeted them softly, they smiled and told me to sit. There were 5 panelists ( 4 male +1 female)

Interviewer 1 (AGM): Tell me about yourself.
I told everything in details and ended by saying that I have interests in cryptocurrencies.
Then he continued asking questions about cryptocurrency for about 7-8 minutes.
The questions were as follows:
i. What is cryptocurrency?
ii. What is blockchain technology?
iii. What is distributed ledger technology?
iv. Are these cryptocurrencies centralised or decentralised?
v. History of blockchain technology
vi. Tell us about bitcoin
vii. Are these secure and how?
viii. Some examples of cryptocurrencies.
ix. Name an exchange to trade in cryptocurrency.
x. Are there any exchanges of India to trade in cryptocurrencies?
xi. Applications of blockchain technology in India
xii. Current value of bitcoin
xiii. Difference between hash and cipher

( I answered every question accurately except the last one. I fumbled a bit
in the last question, but he seemed impressed for my overall responses)

Interviewer 2:
i. Where did you do your graduation?
ii. Which is the new award that has been introduced by GOI?
(couldn’t answer it)
iii. Which is the highest civillion award of India?

Interviewer 3:
i. Which class students do you teach and which subjects?
(as I mentioned in biodata form that I teach students)
ii. Wha is Sarbha Sikhsya Abhiyaan?

Interviewer 4:
i. So you have done graduation in CSE, tell us how your stream is going to help in banking?
ii. What are the types of Banks?
iii. Who regulates them and how?
iv. Recently RBI has imposed regulatory actions on one of the bank.
Do you have any idea about that? (told yes sir)
v. What is the name of that bank?
vi. Why did RBI imposed regulatory actions?
vii. What were the actions taken by RBI?

Thats all. My Interview went very good and in the direction as I wanted. It lasted for about 15-18 mins. Answered almost 98% questions.

( I had joined the Interview Batch of ADDA247 and that helped me a lot in preparing for the interview)



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