Read the Success Story of Avishek, who despite failing 11 exams got into SSC CHSL with his hard work and determination. His self-confidence took him to new heights. He says it’s not the race against anyone else, it’s the race against your former self. So, don’t compare and just move forward.
1. Inspiring Story of Avishek Kumar
This is Avishek Kumar, hailing from Darbhanga, brought up in Patna (Bihar), who like, millions of aspirants had dreamt of clearing a government exam. The dream day has come where I have given a chance to write my own success story after reading many success stories. Whenever I used to read the success stories I used to imagine whether I would be able to post my success story someday or not. The journey has not been simple as it starts from opting for engineering career after matriculation to clearing SSC CHSL 2016, during which I have been allotted Central Public Works Department under Housing Ministry. It was not easy for a student who pursued ISC after matriculation, graduated in history honors and finally had to read Quant, English, Reasoning, and GK which had no link with my academics. Despite non-academic subjects, self-confidence was my only key to the exam.
The first All India exam I wrote was AIEEE 2012 through which I got NIT Silchar but did not get enrolled due to personal reasons. That day my dream of becoming an engineer got broke and I felt very disheartened. But one thing I had in my favor was that my parents had full faith in me. They were confident that I will crack a government exam before completing my B.tech. There cannot be a bigger thing than your parents’ belief to succeed.
I started solving Banking and SSC previous years question papers even without knowing the syllabus as I had full confidence in Quant and English right from my schooling.
The list of exams I wrote-
(1) SSC STENOGRAPHER 2013- Got rejected as it was my first typing test experience.
(2) SSC CHSL 2013- Cleared typing test but missed the final merit.
(3) SSC CGL 2015- Missed the final merit.
(4) IBPS PO 2015- Missed reasoning by 0.75 marks in mains
(5) IBPS CLERK 2015- Missed the final merit.
(6) IBPS PO 2016- Missed the interview by 1.75 marks.
(7) IBPS CLERK 2016- They put me on the reserve list.
(8) SSC CGL 2016- Missed mains by 2 marks.
(9) SSC CHSL 2014- Missed in typing.
(10) SSC CHSL 2015- Missed the final merit by 2.5 marks.
(11) LIC AAO- Missed written exam by only 0.25 marks.
(12) SSC CHSL 2016- Finally, my dream got fulfilled, and I got my new year gift (HOUSING MINISTRY).
2. My Section-Wise Preparation Strategy
This is a subject that requires a lot of practice especially in SSC exams where speed is the key factor. The market is flooded with ample resources due to which students get confused. It is better to read one book five times thoroughly rather than reading five different books. I have been very strong in the arithmetic section from my school days due to which I did not spend much time on it. Arihant Objective Arithmetic by SP BAKSHI is a very good book containing basic to high-level questions in chronological order. I used to study from the videos whenever I got stuck in understanding the book. At first, we should study from the books then only we should start following the online content.
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In my opinion, English is a language, not a subject. English is what we get used to, right from our childhood to our whole life. I have been very confident in English from my school days and it has played the most significant role in my selection. There is no need to run blindly behind 10,000 words or mugging up all the grammar rules. The only thing required is to develop a habit of reading English daily for weak students. Newspaper-reading for 1 hour daily with full interest and collecting 20 words daily is a must. It can be monotonous in starting a few days but once words get started repeating, it seems fun. It enhances vocabulary as well as comprehension skills. For the grammar section, ardently follow Mirror Of Common Errors by AK Singh, and the rest is practice.
This is a subject which used to be a cup of coffee for most of the students in the starting years. But, nowadays some tricky and new questions are being asked which can be practiced from mock tests. Oliveboard has been providing good questions at par with recent exam patterns. Take Free Reasoning New Pattern Topic Tests to test your understanding of the topic.
A very few students are comfortable in this section as this is the most time-consuming subject with minimum weightage. No need to spoil much time on it as it is very difficult to score more than 30 marks even after studying a lot. This time can be utilized in other subjects in prelims, carrying more weightage. Lucent is a must-read book, and in recently-held exams, weightage of current affairs has also increased. Notes should be prepared such that we do not get any problem during exam time.
Whatever we study, prepare or practice, everything remains incomplete without proper revision and regular mock tests. After completing the syllabus, for the last 2 months, I practiced 2-3 mock tests per week provided by Oliveboard rigorously. I solely relied on Oliveboard mock tests as it provides a user-friendly interface. The mock tests are error-free and the most salient feature is its difficulty level which prepares students for the worst papers and provides the real exam environment.
At last, I would like to say that every student has some special qualities and talents inside, so if you have your strategy, just proceed because there lies an income tax inspector and SBI PO within yourself.
I hope that you all get inspired by my success story and get your desired post very soon. Thanks for reading my story.
This was his story of consistent efforts throughout his preparation journey ultimately leading to triumph. We wish and hope a similar triumph story for those reading this and preparing for SSC & Railway Exams
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