My name is Dileep Kumar, I was never restricted by any one in my family of a Father, Mother and a Sister with the decisions taken by me from matured age and was like a free bird.
So, like a famous proverb,
“Rolling Stone Gathers No Mass”, I had no knowledge on anything.
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My Basic nature was to skip responsibilities, and just to get relieved from education after completing my Graduation, I joined in a Call center, and the Job was so relaxed and provided comforts that I settled in it for 4 years.
On the other side, whenever my parents attended any of the family related or the friends related functions, they faced severe embarrassments because of my education and career when compared to contemporaries.
My family and Few Well Wishers were always worried about my career prospectus and advised me to study MBA, which I Joined in Distance mode and completed, when I moved from call center to other reputed company.
In the Meantime, My sister always use to ask me “Please start preparing for “Govt Bank exams (She has more confidence in me than what I have on myself), as Banking sector is providing a great opportunity to write exams for the Graduates who doesn’t possess first class in their Graduation and also the recruitment process is fast, transparent and the syllabus is moderate when compared to other competitive exams. And I always use to scold her by saying its been more than 8 years I left studies and how can I Succeed (just to again skip the burden of studying).
My sister is a Sai baba devotee and “Always Pray to him” that I should come to Government Sector and she also told me the same. Then I laughed and said, how can a God can create a situation like that, when I don’t have the willingness to join in govt Sector and told her that “Your Desire cannot be fulfilled and its impossible”.
After a while situations in my office became chaotic and I use to work for 12-14 hours a day and still I use to get bombarding’s from my superiors. Even tough, I delivered everything on time without any delays, and I was screwed always for no fault of mine, that’s when realization started with in myself, I was working like a donkey here for 12-14 hours a day and still my job wasn’t secure and safe. And Why not take a break and put these hours in preparing for Govt bank job and quit the job.
Enjoyed for 6 months as a refreshment break from corporate culture, and started preparing for IBPS Exams (I’m only eligible to IBPS & SBI exams and not for PGDF programs, because of less graduation percentage, which comes only once in a year, if I miss in a year again I have to wait till the next notification in the next year, I haven’t opted preparing for other competitive exams because the GK syllabus is vast).
There’s a famous saying in Telugu ”Dige Daka Lothu Teliyadhu”, in true Translation, “You don’t know the Depth until you step in”.
I couldn’t get the real essence of the word “Prepared Strategically”, used by my Sir.
After few months, I realized that, it’s a herculean task to compete with the young champs, and cannot attempt the same number of questions like they do in exam.
So, I strategically worked on my weapon “Accuracy” and made sure that, I almost reach their scores with my less attempts.
In this process I also understood that “Luck” factor plays a role indeed.” Attended two interviews and once placed In reserve list and that year reserve list was not fully cleared and also the other interview attempted- overall score wasn’t sufficient to be in the final list.
The initial 2 years I studied only when the notifications has come, and the rest of the time wasted by surfing net and with other cultural activities.
And finally, I was in a situation like, Last attempt for me in the IBPS due to age factor. So, this time didn’t wait till the notification. Started preparation from Feb 2019. I thoroughly followed Bankersadda Daily tests and their daily quiz.
“When You give your best with no loops in the middle, God and Luck will also favor you”.
With the blessings of Sai Baba, Selected in “Karnataka Grameen Bank” as a PO. It took nearly 3 years.
I dedicate this to my Parents and my lovely sister.
Life always gives a 2nd opportunity and we need to just realize at the right time and respond appropriately and it’s never too late to start.
Friends “Be Positive”, never lose hope as your hard work never goes in vain.
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