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This time we are here with a success story of Himanshu Poonia who has cleared BOB Clerk. He completed his graduation in the year 2016 and joined a bank PO coaching institute. He applied for several exams and then changed his practice pattern as said by him. Read his strategy to know more about his efforts and how he managed to clear the exam finally.


The Cut off is 97 and I got 103.85.

I wasn’t expecting this score as according to my calculations I was expecting somewhere between 90-95. It is just god’s grace and my dedication towards getting bank job which pushed me towards my goal.

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

For all subjects I would say first of all clear all your basics and then put them on practice starting from easy level to high level.

For english read The Hindu daily. Some people say it doesn’t help, but it surely helps us in improving our reading speed, spotting errors etc..

For quant and reasoning practice both the subjects on an alternate day basis. For example quant and english on the first day and reasoning and english on the other day.What was the strategy you adopted in preparing for the exam? What was your study schedule? What were the major hurdles you overcame

It was all started in June 2016, when I finished my graduation. Then I joined an institute for Bank PO coaching. My first exam was SBI PO in which I haven’t even cleared the sectional cut offs. Then I started practicing more and more. I applied for every exam came my way but wasn’t able to make over the cut off marks but I was improving with each exam. At first I wasn’t having a laptop so was going to cafe to take tests, then when I got my own I then purchased several test series. Slowly and steadily I was able to clear the sectional cut offs. Then in 2018 I cleared the following exams:

  • RRB PO Pre
  • BOB First Exam
  • IBPS Clerk Pre
  • IBPS PO Mains – In this I lagged behind by 1.62 marks in english.

In many other exams I was 0.5 or 1 marks away from the minimum marks. Then I changed my practice pattern I picked those topics in which I was weak and cleared all the basics again. I still don’t know much about english rules, but I can spot the error when it doesn’t look perfect…👈🏻this is the thing I gained by reading The Hindu on a daily basis.

Finally I got selected in BOB Clerk. Score 103.85 Attempts 122

How PracticeMock helped you?

Sectional tests and PracticeMock Pro pack helped me a lot. Level of tests in PM is almost similar to the mains level.

We hope reading such success stories shall make all aspirants feel inspired. Here is a list of success strategies to keep you motivated.

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  1. Practice mock played a crucial role in my selection as a po and as a clerk in canara bank. I recommended to all my colleague to follow practice mock. Thanks practice mock…

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