Strategy to Clear IBPS PO, IBPS SO (Marketing), RRB Officer-1 & CWC: Pankaj Saini


IBPS, RRB & Central Warehousing Corporation Superintendent Success Story – Pankaj Saini

I am Pankaj Saini from Chandigarh. I am a B. Tech-MBA from Panjab University Chandigarh. After pursuing B. Tech (EEE), I worked in Wipro technologies from where I had to face exit after working there for 1 year. In September 2011, I started preparing for MBA admissions in the hope of getting a better future. I pursued my MBA in Marketing Management (2012-14). After pursuing MBA, I worked in Bulls’ Eye as Business Development Manager and Logical Reasoning instructor for 1 year but wasn’t satisfied as I wanted a good government job. I went for 8 interviews, including banking and Insurance PO, SO and AO jobs, but didn’t get selected anywhere.


I left my job and kept on preparing and opted for Oliveboard Test Series for every exam and finally in 2016-17 I got selected as PO-United Bank of India, Marketing Officer-Syndicate bank, Superintendent-Central Warehousing Corporation, RRB Scale 1-Himachal Pradesh Gramin Bank. I joined Superintendent-CWC till the time I didn’t get joining and Place of Posting from banks. Besides this, I have also appeared for RBI Grade B interview, cleared NABARD Mains (Interview schedule shall be announced soon).

Here is a summary of my preparation strategy:


I had a fear of quantitative aptitude so I kept on practicing some selected topics and kept on increasing difficulty level. I did Averages, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simplification thoroughly first and focused more on Data Interpretation and Analysis. I started with RS Aggarwal and went on to do the most difficult sets of Oliveboard and Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma (TMH).


I always kept on reading newspaper (which ever available). I used to write the Gist of editorials everyday which helped in Comprehension and improved my Grammar. I used to solve whichever material was available on websites or in the market and for errors I considered the Grammar books for basic exam government exam


In reasoning, I always had a very good command but I had to mould myself with every exam because Reasoning has always been very unpredictable. I kept on doing Mocks of Oliveboard and used to do puzzles again and again so that I stay in touch with the latest trends. Friends, it’s just because of the prominent level of reasoning puzzles asked in Oliveboard test series that I succeeded in clearing this section with very Good Marks. In IBPS PO I scored 20/50, In IBPS SO I scored 21/50 and in CWC Superintendent exam I scored 35/35 correct questions and 50/50 marks in Logical Reasoning.

General Awareness:


I never relied on any external source other than newspaper. I maintained a register in which I wrote news from Newspaper every day. On Sundays, I used to write news section-wise in a separate register in which the news of whole week was segregated into various sections like Appointments, Awards and Honours, Books, etc. It proved to be a very successful exercise for me.

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Advice for Aspirants:

Lastly, I want to say that I became solid but mouldable in my stance while preparing for Competition exams. With every failure, I kept on finding my mistakes and worked on them. Every small thing happened to me has its role in this achievement of mine which is a learning for life. So, keep learning Keep sharing keep growing.

All the Best and God Bless You All!bank exam government exam

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