We are excited to bring you the Success Story of Anand Gupta this week, who didn’t take no for an answer and rather stuck to his preparation and stayed dedicated to it.
Previous experience with Banking Exams and the Results
I have been preparing for banking exams from 2016 onward and took many exams. I was in the first batch of aspirants in 2015 when for the first time, interviews in the clerical exams were ruled out. Before that year, the cut-off for IBPS Clerk was 116 and in 2015 it went up to 145. It was a huge increase and since then the level of IBPS examinations witnessed a tremendous change. The level of examination changed rapidly with cutoffs going down to 52 in some exams (IBPS PO Mains). I was also impacted by this change and it shattered my preparation.
What was the strategy you adopted in preparing for the exam?
To overcome these changes, I devised new strategies. Preparing for IBPS is a game of discipline, perseverance, and accuracy. You cannot depend on flukes to get selected. I learned these things and started to work on my accuracy. To clear these exams one should know better which question to leave rather than which question to attempt, this is the most important thing I have learned during my preparation. One should not take any question on one’s ego. So with all these strategies, I began my preparations and then in 2017 I cleared BOB PGDBF but couldn’t make it to the final list. I also cleared Indian Bank PGDBF but again was out of the final list. I also took IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, RRB PO, RRB Clerk, and UIIC Assistant.
I cleared UIIC Assistant, IBPS Clerk, RRB Clerk and got Allahabad UP Gramin Bank, Punjab and Sindh Bank, and United India Insurance Assistant. I chose UIIC Assistant over others. So, at last, I want to advise all my friends who are aspiring to be a banker not to get low when you see failures. Rather change your strategies and give your best in every exam, be sure you should not lie to yourself, because it will harm nobody else but you. Just dedicate yourself completely into it because life after a good job is delightful. God bless you all!
Preparation Strategies for English, Quant, Reasoning, Current Affairs & General Awareness
For English– Norman Lewis (a must-have), and a good English newspaper coupled with lots of practice on platforms like PracticeMock, adda247.
For Quants– Clear your basics first and then practice daily on the above-mentioned platforms.
For Reasoning– Practice as much as you can, make your own ways to solve puzzles.
For GA– StudyIQ current affairs videos are must and then solve as many as you can.
How did PracticeMock help you?
I have purchased mock tests from PracticeMock and I must say the quality of their questions are at par with the current changing trends. Also, the fact that these are very pocket-friendly and one must go for them without any doubt. They are one among the best in the market.