A Journey of Struggle & Perseverance (SBI PO 2019) – Success Story of Siva Kanth

“Try and try until you succeed”, says Siva Kanth, who has cleared the exam in his 22nd attempt. This was his last chance to clear the exam as he cleared it at the age of 32 yrs 11 months, and for the OBC category, the cut-off age is 33 years. Hats off to his patience and positivity. We suggest every aspirant take some inspiration from him.

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1. Inspiring Success Story of Siva Kanth

I am Siva Kanth Sangisetti. My native place is Tenali, Andhra Pradesh. l completed MCA in 2009. I started preparing for the banking exam in 2013 but didn’t get the chance to prepare for the exam as my marriage was in the same year.

After my marriage, I resigned from my private job, and from 2016 onwards I started preparing for the bank exams with my wife’s support. After 3 years of preparation, I got the job in SBI PO 2019. Currently working as SBI PO. 

I started my preparation seriously from 2016 onwards. I cleared 2017, 2018, 2019 SBI PO Mains selection but got failed in the interviews. Along with this, I missed many exams with 1 or 2 marks margins.

I remember my 1st attempt in 2016 of IBPS PO where I got 71 marks, and the cut-off was 51 but I missed the sectional-wise cut-off in English by 0.25 marks.

I never got disappointed after seeing my results. I continued putting efforts with my wife’s support and finally succeeded in my 21st attempt. 

Here’s what all exam he appeared in before finally achieving the success:

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2. Siva’s Section-wise Preparation Strategy

2.1 Quant & Reasoning Section Preparation Strategy

In prelims, apart from my other practice tests, I really focused on online quizzes on Oliveboard and a few other channels. I downloaded its app and practiced daily from 2 months before exams. And in Mains, I was completely dependent on the Oliveboard test series and youtube channels.

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2.2 English Section Preparation Strategy

 In prelims, Test of English knowledge by K Kundan. In Mains, I was dependent on the Oliveboard test series. But read as much as you can and try to understand it at the same time.

2.3 GA Section Preparation Strategy

I am good at GA. I tried to maximize my score on GA. My aim in GA was to get more than 35 out of 40 because I was not good at aptitude and reasoning. So, I prepared daily notes of the last six months and practiced daily quizzes on Oliveboard and other apps. I used to watch daily and monthly GA quizzes on youtube.

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3.  Word of Advice From Topper

Success will not come in a single day. lt requires continuous efforts.  It is important to know your areas of strength and weakness, that’s it!

4. Role of Oliveboard in Siva’s Success – In his Own Words

It is very good for Mains and prelims. The question models which are given in Oliveboard are a little bit tricky and difficult. After going through them I became confident about the exams. So I suggest you all, go through these.

That brings us to the end of this article. Success Story of Siva Kanth is a true example of what never giving up means. If you decide on your course on the path then stick to it no matter the difficulties and you will achieve success eventually.

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