Here, I will share my experience. I am writing this because I feel each one of us has the potential of achieving what I just did. I repeat. Each. One. Of. Us. Here I’ll be sharing with you all My Journey and a word for IBPS aspirants. (An advice)
We’ve already shared with you Deep’s GD and Interiew Experience and today we’ll be sharing his experience of Induction into the program of BOB Manipal 2015-16 (Part I).
So today we’re sharing with you Deep’s GD and Interview experience of BOB Manipal
This was my first GD and Interview experience and yes I didn’t know
that it will lead to my destination of joining Bank of Baroda beside the fact I
gave GD and interview for SBI PO 2015 too but didn’t make it to the final list.
Destiny was written and I didn’t change it.
Time of reporting – 9 am, I reached the venue around 8.15
to gather at 11th floor where all the subsequent arrangements were there. Along with me some other candidates
went to 11th floor Bank of Bardoa Delhi Region 2.
I was very happy to see the beautiful
mandir of Ganpati Bapa ji as soon as I just got out of the lift. In front of Ganpati Bapa ji,
beautiful Deep or Diya was lighten and it was showing the bright sign and
throwing the brightness of happiness and goodness. I was really happy because That Deep
really matters and I was constantly seeing there and my eyes were just struck
there for some time.
were around 30 candidates in my panel. We then went to sign our attendance
and thumb impression. As we were sitting in the queue for
our turn, one of the employee was looking at me and was saying something, but I didn’t
understand what was that, then he said loudly, prayer. OMG. I came to know
now, there was Beautiful Morning prayer (Humko itni shakti dena Data, vishwas
kamjor ho na) , I was extremely happy to hear that!, beautiful player, I joined
my hands and turned toward the place where everyone were facing, and told some
of them to do that. Ar fir sab candidates hands join krke
prayer krne lage. It was really a good environment ☺
It started with Tea and biscuits, and
water. We were divided into 2 groups of 15
each for GD. We were called for the GD. I was in the second group.
Education – Is it Good or not?
good discussion and health one. ☺
privatisation in education is good, if proper investment and implementation is
done in the system and institutions with efficient use of resources and with
the help and cordial partnership with the Govt. So that every section of society
should get the benefit. There should be proper reforms and govt should keep a
check on it strictly.
are really doing good in the country or they are just doing their or going
their own way in terms of fame and profit.
remember the exact GD topic of second group. But is was related to NGOs only.
verification started. Whole verification done and went
good. We were now sitting inside in the
actual office environment for our interview turn. I was enjoying the
office environment . There was one more Ganpati Bapa ji’s
Murti, beautiful one inside the office and Deep was lighten in front of God. It is always a good sign.
healthy and enjoyable as whole panel enjoyed it and it was just like gags and
laughs going on sitting at my home. Comfortable environment. It went for around 6-7 min. It consisted of 3
highly experienced Sir and 2 Mam. Total of 5 interviewers and me.
starting with both Mam and then to remaining 3 sirs.
interviewers (the senior most among them)
also told about my interests which were not ending but at the end I stopped.
now and my experience.
company till now with experience. And about my interest.
banking and finance. Equivalent to MBA. Plus benefits of govt. Job
smiling as my curiosity about my interest in banking and finance
and smiling and then passed on to M2. M2 didn’t ask anything.
right now, I said no now in Gurgaon.
and something about him which we don’t know and you know?
we also know something, which you know and we don’t know.
gya ki eska es field me interest nhi hai jisme abi kaam kr rha hai, Tabi jada
jankari nhi apne company ke head ke bare me..)
not striking my mind.)
Mam, it’s not striking my mind.
of the candidate told me about it – Corporate Social Responsibility and I was
able to recall it.
thinking! Curiosity, work, he used to enjoy his work very much and was happy
thinking and said again, don’t know, as I was not remembering at all.
benefits and why it is imprtant. Long term benefits too.
He just kept a different smile on me, was observing me closely..
At last they all said All the best
with a good smile ☺
Hey you all banking heroes first of all a big salute to all of you for the hard work you are doing daily for being selected as a banker in public sector bank because it really needs lots of hard work, patience, mind skills, focus and lots more so you deserve that.
Now talking about me
My name is Gourav Aggarwal belongs to Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, did my graduation in B.com last year only cleared the IBPS clerk in my very first attempt scoring 161.25 in mains and I was allotted bank of Baroda. Working in bob since June 2016. But now had to leave it, Sad moment na???
No, it’s a joy time rather,
Talking about my strategy for SBI PO I will say I had no strategy even I wasn’t preparing much for the exam. Reason being the late working hours in the branch. You all must have listened “Hard Work Pays Off” and the same happened to me. The hard work I did last year during ibps preparation paid for SBI PO too, so will not tell you any special SBI PO strategy. I can just suggest you some things which may help you.
Quant – The most scoring subject which demands just little practice and time you can’t master it in a week or two. You must practice a lot. There are several topics in quant so I suggest you to choose 1 topic at a time and practice at least 200-300 ques in a day or two. Do same for every topic. This way will help you to hold grip on each topic and gain confidence. When you feel that you are comfortable with each type of ques start going on for the mix ques and increase your level day by day to gain mastery. And devise your own methods of doing it and find yourself playing with quant.
Reasoning – It’s all about your mind skills. It is also scoring subject. The same strategy of quant follows here. But here focus on some topics like puzzles, syllogism, input output, and coding decoding. These topics are sure to come in exam so practice them well.
English – Talking about me so I never paid attention to this section much because being in convent school since nursery my English is average. But what can really improve your English is Reading. Read “The Hindu” I suggest. Read its editorial and business section daily and check out for the new words you have not come across before. It will help you in vocab, fill in the blanks, error finding, close test and comprehension, covering most of the topics of this section. I know it’s quite boring but believe me do this sincerely for a month and will feel the difference.
Computer –You can use lucent or Arihant or both for it because reading and concept clearance is the key. Or you can opt for a good computer teacher who can help you understand it well.
GA – The most boring and endless subject of banking exams and the section which everyone loves the least I guess. But it’s not like with daily efforts you can score good but it requires daily efforts if you think you can crack it in a week or a month and score good so it’s quite difficult. I say make notes of daily happenings in a diary from two or three good sources and revise them on a daily and weekly basis along with the static part so you are always up to date. Keep doing this till last 10 days from exam. Devote your last 10 days for the GA capsules and practice online GK quizzes as much as you can this will help you to check yourself.
This strategy worked for me as you can see and I guess it can help you also. I wish a great luck to all the future bankers here.
That’s the key to success.
Stay blessed …
- IBPS PO 2014- Could not clear the cut off
- IBPS Clerk 2014- cleared the cut off. But not allowed on interview
- because I missed some documents
- SBI PO 2015 Pre clear Mains Out
- RBI Assistant-Out
- IBPS RRB Officer- Out
- IBPS PO 2015- Cleared cutoff gave interview but missed by 2 marks
- Syndicate – out
- LIC AAO- out
I started without any guidance it was July 2014 and the outcome was quite obvious, beginning was with SBI PO shattered me completely, got 48/200, gathered courage and appeared next one it was SBI clerk, the result was same a collapse, this time 112/200 gave me a little mettle, Next one was SIDBI got 94/200 once again a disappointment but by giving these and analyzing the pattern I quickly realized something is lagging and that was a guidance.
But after every dark night there is a bright morning, qualified many…but success was still far to reach…
➙ The biggest relief IBPS Clerk got 160 written and overall 76.6 got PNB
and inequality from solved papers of SBI and PO only and quizzes and tests of BA (Time limit 45 min)
I was weak in English and Arithmetic section (Maths). Gaurav sir (Maths faculty) and LAL sir (English faculty) these two gentlemen taught me basics and tricks to score high marks in particular subjects and Quizzes in Bankersadda worked like booster for me.
My name is Chandrakant Mani, I am from a small village called Pandeypura situated at Chatra district of Jharkhand. I never thought of becoming a banker or you can say my ambitions were different. I wanted to become a cricket player because that is the thing I love the most, also I was not so good in academics.
In 2004 my after my father’s death my mom struggled a lot so that we could complete our secondary education. She took all the responsibility to run the family and worked hard for us. In 2010 my big brother got a job in SAIL and by then I completed my BA in history. Then after graduation my brother asked me about my future plans and assured me that he’ll be supportive with my decision.
At that time I had two options either I could go to Delhi for higher studies or to Bangalore to play cricket. I decided to pursue my dream and went to Bangalore for playing cricket. I played there for four years. I played 1st division level cricket but I was not selected for Ranji trophy or State level. So I decided to come back to Ranchi where I lived earlier, and continued playing cricket but I was not getting any success.
In Feburary2014 my brother told me to join any coaching institute and prepare for bank exams. I joined a coaching institute but I was not serious about studies. After not being selected in any state level team I finally decided not to play cricket anymore. In July 2014 I started preparing for bank exams with dedication.
Following was my transition from failure to success:
Ist Exam SBI PO 2014 score-56 not selected
IInd Exam SBI CLERK score-105 not selected
IIIrd Exam RBI CLERK score-130 not selected
IVth Exam RBI PO score-140 not called for interview
Vth Exam RRB CLERK score- 146 not called for interview
VIth Exam IBPS PO score-91 passed called for interview (was in waiting list)
VIIth Exam IBPS CLERK score-146 again I was not selected
VIIIth Exam SBI PO unable to secure cut off for pre
IXth Exam IBPS PO selected in ALLAHABAD BANK as PO
I was really frustrated after my VIIIth exam but I didn’t give up. I started studying at home for about 8 to 10 hours and gave online tests daily. I remember as the exam approached near I took 2-3 online test every day. My hard work finally paid off as I cleared IBPS PO 2015 and got selected in ALLAHABAD BANK as PO in reserve list.
Strategy for preparation
First of all you should know that bank exams can be tricky and you need to study smartly. It’s not totally about your knowledge test but mainly about time management skills.
If you are preparing for IBPS PO Mains, there are 200 questions and for qualifying you have to score 80 to 100 marks. And out of 200 questions 120 questions are easy or of moderate level, you have to choose wisely. Average student can easily clear the cut off mark in particular sections but they get struck or are unable to do so because they do not have a proper strategy. So it is important to have a strategic approach to crack bank exams.
My section wise strategy was that for quantitative aptitude I focused on calculation and solved 20 questions daily, good speedy calculation can be your life saver in quant. I was weak in English language and it was a challenge for me to score well in it. To improve my language skills I started reading newspaper, watching videos or English news channels along with taking an English Language mock test daily. And for reasoning I felt, good concentration is the key. Reasoning requires focus and with basic concepts you can score well in reasoning.
Last but not the least for G.A. and Computer Section I just did two things regularly, followed Bankers Adda’s quizzes and G.K Update and PIB News. I am a silent reader of B.A. and B.A. has helped me a lot.
I wish you all luck and thank you Bankers Adda.