My name is Rajput Vikash Chauhan from Chapra(Bihar) who graduated in mathematics honors in the year 2014. Right from then, I started preparing from bank exams and Finally I could clear all the prelims and three mains exams in 2019-2020.
I Cleared, State Bank of India Junior associate waitlist 1 on 20th February 2020, IBPS CLERK (Punjab national bank) on 20th May 2020
I am sharing my success story so that fellow aspirant who is reading it can know my strategy. Hopefully, my story will benefit them.
*Preparation Strategy for different Subjects
I started preparing for a bank exam in August 2016. I never took coaching. To get topic clarity, I followed my group study and Youtube Channels.
Mathematics- As I was a mathematics honors student. I did not found any difficulty in cracking this paper. But academics and Competitive exams are way different. To overcome this I solved 15-20 questions of each topic from Adda247 besides mock tests daily to gain speed and accuracy. For concept building.
Reasoning- Rigorous practice 15-20 questions of each topic from the website Bankersadda beside mock tests.
English-The only mantra I followed for this paper is “Read, Read, Read and Grasp the theme”. I was always relied on the reading newspaper at starting I used to read The Hindu(6-8 months). I used to write daily vocabulary and try to mug up them. For the banking exam, it is not necessary to learn grammar rules. I used to solve as many questions as I can besides reading from website Bankersadda.
General Awareness- A game-changer in mains exam probably the difference between selected and non-selected candidates in mains exam. for GA. I followed and solved quiz next day of current affairs I read the day before. Same for weekly and monthly. 2-3 weeks before the mains exam I used cover Current affairs capsule of Adda247. I prepared separately for static and banking awareness.
Strategy For attempting Preliminary and Mains Exams.
Preliminary exams, it’s all about speed and accuracy. Choosing the right question at the right time while appearing for the exam. While preparing for preliminary exams Attempting mock tests helped me It helped me to figure out my weak and strong area. I used to solve 2-3 mocks daily before 10-15 days before preliminary exams.
For Mains exams, it’s all about accuracy not speed. Choosing the right question at the right time and not panicking while appearing for mains exams. While preparing for the mains exam I used to solve the mock test of mains exam by submitting without attempting any question and later solving it without any time limit because mains exams needs focus on concepts not on speed.
Advice to fellow Aspirant-
Believe in yourself. Do not lose hope at any time while preparing for competitive exams. Rigorous practice and identifying the strong-weak area will help. “Success is not built on the success it is built on failure and frustration”.
List of Exams I cleared
- IBPS clerk pre 2015/2016/2017/2018/2019.
- IBPS clerk mains 2019( Punjab National Bank)
- IBPS RRB clerk pre-2016
- IBPS RRB clerk -pre + mains not appear
- LIC asst 2019- Prelim
- SBI PO 2019- Prelims+ Mains
- ESIC UDC 2019- Prelims+mains+cst
- SBI JA -Prelims(2016/2018/2019
- SBI JA Mains 2019(selected in waitlist)
- IBPS RRB PO -Prelims2019
- SSC LDC 2019-pre + mains
- SSC CPO 2016-pre
At last, Thanks to my family, Brother Puran Singh (SBI BM) and Bhabhi, Papa, youngest brother Ajit, Prakash, uncle and my friends like Mayank bhaiya(MBGB ), shiv Bhaiya(CBI), Rahul bhaiya ( Canara bank) pk bhaiya, Shyam, Ginni and Suman Di, etc who helped me in tough times. Hopefully, I will be a probationary officer in SBI soon.
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