Read Success Story of Sagnik Bhattacharjee, a Graduate in Physics, who initially lost faith in himself after getting failure in almost 19 exams but later he went onto prove everyone wrong and cleared some of the competitive exams like RRB PO, IBPS CLERK, SBI CLERK, & RBI ASSISTANT (State Rank 12).
Here is his inspiring story:
Hello, I am Sagnik Bhattacharjee from Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. Let’s begin with my academic life. I did my schooling from Holy Child School, Jalpaiguri. Then I completed my graduation in Physics from Presidency University, Kolkata in the year 2014. I couldn’t score 60% marks in my graduation and eventually my scopes of higher studies got diminished.
After that I started focusing on Government jobs as the only hope left for me. I gave my primary concern to Banking sector as there were more opportunities in respect to SSC and others.I appeared for my first competitive exam in the form of SBI PO in the year 2015, which I couldn’t clear. And here the journey begins.
I appeared for many exams in the phase 2015-16 but could not clear any of them. It was really frustrating for me during those days. I started giving Mock tests from various websites and tried to learn from my mistakes. At one point I felt that I was a failure and don’t have the potential to succeed.
In the meantime I appeared for SSC(School Service Commission). To my amazement I qualified the written exam and was totally surprised. The very next day I changed my mindset from Banking to SSC. Then I pursued B.Ed from Barasat University, West Bengal in the year 2016. And before my completion of B.Ed I failed the interview conducted by SSC. I felt my life was totally a mess and every doors were closed.
I had to face a lot of questions from my family, friends and relatives. Being a physics graduate from Presidency College, everyone had very high expectations from me.
After my failure in SSC, I returned back to the beginning from where I had started. I started appearing for all exams related to banking and insurance sector. Still I couldn’t clear any of them. This time I did not fall back. I practiced more and more, giving innumerable mock tests. I marked my weakness and strengths and fought with them. The 1st exam that I cleared was IBPS PO 2016-17. I appeared for the mains and interview. But I couldn’t appear in the final merit list.
Since I was jobless for 3 years after my graduation, I felt the heat and very badly needed some income for my living. I could not ask for my pocket money from my parents anymore.
My Curriculum Vitae(CV) helped me to get a job in PNB MetLife where I started working as a Financial Adviser for 6 months.Then I got appointed as a CRO in Bandhan Bank where I worked for nearly 1 year. During those hard times I never left my studies. I used to study for 3-4 hours a day after doing 12 hours of purely sales job.
The phase 2017-18 was a turning point in my life. I cracked 3 exams in between and now I am in the Reserve Bank of India.
The list of exams I appeared…
1- SBI PO 2015 – Prelims failed!
2- SSC (Upper Primary teacher) 2015 – Failed in Interview!
3- IBPS CLERK 2015 – Failed in Mains!
4- SBI CLERK 2016 – Failed in Mains!
5- UIIC GENERALIST – Failed!
6- RRB PO 2016 – Failed in Mains!
7- RRB CLERK 2016 – Failed in Prelims!
8- RBI Assistant 2016 – Failed in Prelims!
9- Karnataka Bank Clerk 2016 – Clashed with Ibps Po prelims (couldn’t appear)
10- Bank of Maharashtra PGDF 2016 – Failed in Mains!
11- IBPS PO 2016 – Failed Interview!
12- IBPS Clerk 2016 – Failed Mains!
13- RRB PO/CLERK 2016 – Failed!
14- CWC Jr Superintendent 2017 – Failed!
15- NABARD Gr A – Failed in prelmsi!
16- NIACL Asst 2017 – Failed in Mains!
17- RRB PO 2017 – Selected in Reserved List*
18- SBI PO 2017 – Failed in Mains!
19- IBPS PO 2017 – Failed in Mains!
20- IBPS Clerk 2017 – Qualified and joined CANARA BANK (Sep 2018)
21- SBI CLERK 2018 – Qualified and joined SBI (Dec 2018)
22- RBI ASSISTANT 2017-18 – Qualified and working now. State Rank 12 (Wrote the exam in 2017 and joined in August 2019 due to a Court case)
Finally, I would like to share that My journey to success lies behind 3 things…
1- Mock tests (Mainly from Oliveboard)
2- Lots of Failures
3- Strong zeal and unlimited practice without any expectations.
Friends, it is never easy to crack a government job…It takes a lot of patience and strong focus especially the subjects which we feel weak. Practice, practice and practice and Have faith in God…Success is waiting for every one of us, we just need to grab it.
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