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This week we are sharing the success story of Rahul Sharma who had immense belief in the saying “Practice Makes a Man Perfect.”. Let’s hear what he has to say.

Previous experience with Banking Exams and the Results! *

I’ve been preparing for all kinds of competitive exams since the year 2016 when I passed graduation. SSC, Banking, Insurance and basically all kinds of government exams (where sections like reasoning, English, quantitative aptitude and general awareness) were my target. I couldn’t get through any of the exams. And that is when I learned that I need to be focussing on 2-3 exams and give my best. I went until the main exam of SBI PO & SBI Clerk in 2017 but couldn’t clear it. And then I came out with flying colors in IBPS PO Main 2017. With God’s grace, I cleared the interview as well.

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

Practice and perseverance were the key factors to help me achieve success. I’m an early-riser and therefore used morning hours extensively for the preparation. I used to study 4 hours in the morning with one hour of newspaper-reading and 3-4 hours of study in the evening. I had quite a good idea on the conceptual knowledge of the 3 sections apart from the general awareness.


When I was preparing for all kinds of competitive exams, I used to solve all the questions I used to come across and go through the detailed solutions. This process made me strong in terms of concepts. Reading the editorial section also helped me in terms of learning new words and their usage.


My numbers are quite strong and I was very much thorough with the concepts & shortcuts of topics like P&L, percentage, ratio & proportion etc. I just brushed up on the concepts and did a lot of practice. I also bought the mock tests of PracticeMock & gradeup which helped me a lot.


I took a lot of help from youtube videos to clarify my conceptual knowledge. Meritshine’s channels helped me significantly in terms of understanding the usage of shortcuts.

General Awareness

Reading newspaper helped me a lot in keeping updated with the current affairs. For static GK, I referred to Lucent’s book and some online channels.

Getting bored while studying was one of my biggest hurdles. I didn’t do anything specific but kept taking small breaks in between my studies.

How did PracticeMock help you?

Mock tests provided by PM were relatively tough compared to the actual exam. And those tough questions compelled me to think and re-think the application of concepts in a question.

Anything else that you would like to share with the users! Any words of Wisdom or Advice!

Focus on maximum 2-3 exams. Don’t just apply for all the exams you come across. Keep the chain of Practice, Review and Practice going and you will definitely succeed.

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