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Here we are with the success story of Karthik Shankar who cleared SBI Clerk 2019. He personally feels that clearing the Prelims was easy, however clearing Mains was a struggle for him. He primarily give credits to PracticeMock’s weekly and most probable 500+ CA questions PDF which according to him are the main sources for him to score more marks in the Mains. This is what he further has to say regarding his success.

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Previous experience with Banking Exams and the Results!

I cleared SBI clerk 2019 and soon going to attend interview for RRB Scale 1.

Preparation Strategies for English, Quant, Reasoning, Current Affairs & General Awareness

English Section: As far as English is concerned it purely depends on your understanding. Reading newspaper will help to fetch more marks.

Quant: In this section we need to do lot of practice and need to revise the shortcut trick regularly. PracticeMock’s mini mocks of quant section were a major reason which helped me to to improve.

Reasoning: It is the easiest section for most of us. Puzzles and seating arrangement plays a vital role in Mains so, practice medium level puzzles on a daily basis. Hard level can be eliminated in exam also. So, practice more medium level puzzles.


General Awareness: This section plays a vital role in Mains. PracticeMock’s weekly PDFs and most probable 500+ CA questions is the major material through which I studied and it helped me to score more marks in the Mains. I used to follow weekly PDFs and Bazooka. From May onwards I started to focus on GA section. PracticeMock’s weekly pdf contains most important current affairs and after going through that I used to attempt weekly general awareness quizzes. Even PracticeMock test series also provide good standard of questions. Thanks to PracticeMock.

What was the strategy you adopted in preparing for the exam? What was your study schedule? What were the major hurdles you overcame

I personally felt that clearing Perlims was easy as compared to the Mains. In Mains I struggled a lot. Last year I cleared all Perlims but, failed in the Mains. This is because my GA section is weak. From May 2019, I started focusing on GA. PracticeMock’s PDF is the main reason for me to improve my GA section.

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How PracticeMock helped you?

PracticeMock PDFs and quizzes offer content of very good standard. I religiously followed it and it is the main reason that helped me to clear the SBI Clerk exam.

Other Information

After many failures I finally cleared this exam. So, don’t give up easily and if your instinct says that u can achieve this it means you can achieve. Work hard with a never give up attitude.


This is all about Karthik Shankar’s success journey and how he managed all the sections and finally cleared SBI Clerk 2019 exam.

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