Success Story of Avi Srivastava working as an Assistant Manager in IDBI Bank

“Failure cannot disturb you till you have the desire to succeed”. 

Hello Everyone,

My Name is Avi Srivastava, I started preparing for the Banking exam from 16th September 2018. After passing out from Engineering College, I already had two good offers (software jobs) in my hand, but I did not want to go into the IT sector. So, I thought to go for SSC CGL. But due to the delaying process and flinching nature of the same, I changed my mind towards Banking. But being new to the banking field and also having just 1 month for the preparation of IBPS PO prelims, I did not know how and from where to begin.

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Then on Youtube ADDA 247 channel, I found Radhey sir and Sumit sir and I started following them. My first ever Banking exam was IBPS PO Prelims 2018. I qualified with very good marks. But since I was new to the Banking sector, I was unaware of the PO Mains level. I drastically failed in IBPS PO Mains. After that, I was completely disheartened but was determined not to give up so early. I figured out my weak areas and joined online classes of Radhey Sir and Sumit Sir and started following them religiously. The next exam was IBPS clerk prelims which I qualified with very good marks. Then next was Canara Bank PO PGDBF. Due to my silly mistakes, I ruined this exam. Then after regularly practicing and studying GA on a daily basis, I finally appeared for IBPS Clerk Mains. Finally, on 1st April 2019, I got my first selection result of IBPS clerk and this marked the beginning. The bank allotted to me was UCO Bank.

Exams appeared/ cleared till date
1. IBPS PO 2018 (could not clear Mains)
2. Canara Bank PO PGDBF (Missed by margin)
3. IBPS clerk 2018 (Cleared, Selected in UCO Bank, Resigned) 
4. Bihar Cooperative Bank PO (Cleared, State Rank- 2, Did not join)
5. IDBI Assistant Manager (Cleared, Currently working and posted in Pune)
6. SBI PO 2019 (Missed by margins in final merit list)
7. SBI Clerk 2019 (Cleared, Did not join)
8. FCI Assistant (Cleared, Did not join)
9. IBPS RRB PO ( Cleared Mains but skipped Interview)

Subsequently while working at UCO Bank, I was also selected as PO in Bihar state Cooperative bank with state rank-2. Then I appeared for the IDBI Assistant Manager exam, SBI clerk 2019, FCI assistant exam and cleared all. Sadly I missed to grab a seat in the final merit list of SBI PO but cleared IBPS RRB PO Mains. By this time I had made my mind to choose IDBI AM, so skipped RRB PO interview. Currently, I am working with IDBI Bank as Assistant Manager and posted in the Regional processing unit, Pune.

I want to give all credit to my parents who supported my decision of not joining the IT sector and preparing for what I wanted, and especially my Adda 247 faculties for guiding and nourishing me so well. The most important thing I learned during my journey is that “Failure cannot disturb you till you have the desire to succeed”. 

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