Here is his inspiring story:
Hey friends, I am Krishna Gopal Shukla from Uttar Pradesh. I have cleared SBI CLERK, RRB CLERK, RRB PO and IBPS PO. I had completed my B.Sc. in 2017. Along with graduation, I also prepared for Defense Services. I had qualified for the NDA written exam but was out in Group Discussion. I also gave the Air force X and Y group exam, I was selected in that but was out in the Medical. So, I moved towards government exams after completing graduation.
I gave SSC CGL 2017 and was out in the MAINS. This failure taught me a lot. I had purchased cheap test series and so had practiced only easy questions and not the tough or advanced questions. Although I failed here, it made my Maths and English section strong. Owing to corruption going on in SSC, I moved my focus towards Banking sector as it had the fastest recruitment process. I purchased Oliveboard, and that decision I still feel today was the best decision. I started preparing for SBI Clerk in March, I still remember my friends getting 90+% and Top Marks in SBI Clerk Mains cheap test series and me getting sometimes below 70% marks in Oliveboard.
I still struggled. When the result came out all was different, I got, 8 marks more than the cutoff while, many of my friends just passed/missed the cutoff by 1 or 2 marks. At that moment I came to know why Olive board is different from others. Its level is always higher than exam, so real exam looks comparatively easy after giving Oliveboard tests. Also, here the competition is tough as getting 90+% is not that easy in Oliveboard, while compared to others. My journey did not stop there, after that I gave RRB PO and RRB Clerk(SBI Clerk result was not yet out), I cleared those too. Maybe that was not the end, I gave IBPS PO, and cleared it too by securing good marks above the cutoff.
I had a bit different strategy from others, I did not practice DI, Puzzles and English from separate books or took out separate time for that. I gave as many tests as I could. I gave about nearly 38-40 prelims test and although had not filled the form for SBI PO, as I was not eligible for that, still while preparing for IBPS PO prelims I gave those tests. For MAINS I had given 20 tests, all 10 of SBI PO Mains and 10 of IBPS PO Mains. Giving ST is easier but solving it requires a lot of efforts. For that, while solving prelims tests it is better to set a timer of 19 minutes for QA and Reasoning section, while solving and keep resetting it, until the whole ST is solved. This way we are not only focused but also gain 1 minute in Real exam.
For Mains test series 30 min. timer is enough. To be honest, I had my basics clear as I had given SSC CGL Mains, so I needed only practice. For English section, I daily read The Hindu editorial portion which helped me immensely in Comprehension and also in Descriptive. Also before giving any new test, I revised the English section of the previous test, this way I was able to see all the mistakes that I had done previously and not repeat them. In the interview, I was asked about my hometown, 1-2 questions related to budget, some questions from graduation subjects and terms related to banking awareness like fiscal deficit and LPG reforms.
Last thing to say, while giving tests it will happen that many times, you will score very low, don’t give up at that time. Fall Down Seven Times Stand Up Eight. Keep trying. I remember getting 45 – 50 marks in last days of prelims exam in SBI Clerk test series, but in real exam I scored 83. If I can you too can, and maybe you can do better than me. While solving MAINS tests, sometimes it took 3 days to solve a mock test, it was a struggle I remember, it will be there with you too but somehow you will have to fight with yourself. You will have to tell yourself, I will not stop until it is complete. Living with the struggle will change you for the better, you will see you have no limits, you will try to reach more and more. Best of Luck to each one of you.
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