“Hello Folks, I am Suresh from Hyderabad, currently working as a Probationary Officer at State Bank of India. I have cleared SBI PO and Manipal BOB PO in the year 2017. I feel honoured to share my wisdom and insights on the prestigious banking exams, for which I thank Oliveboard for providing me with an opportunity whereby I can share my strategy with would-be bankers.
Before proceeding further, here is something about me. I hold a bachelor’s degree in computer science. After completing my graduation, I explored various opportunities that were available to me at that point in time and then choose to move towards the banking sector by considering fast pace growth and job security. When I started my banking preparation I was just like any other ordinary student, so joined one coaching class at Hyderabad to learn the fundamentals and then started taking mock tests on a regular basis.
My Sectional Strategy:
Being an engineer, I always had an upper hand in quants and reasoning but like any other student I had doubts too and hence joined a coaching institute to clear all those doubts. After understanding the concepts and clearing the doubts. I started taking mock tests where Oliveboard test series helped me a lot in terms of providing a real-time experience of the examination and hone my skills vis a vis.
For English, I relied on the newspaper reading which helped me a lot in improvising my comprehension skills and vocabulary in a shorter span of time. During my preparation, I used to read ‘The Hindu’ editorial and economic section daily. I am an avid reader and this habit of mine has not only helped me and prepared me for the English section, but also helped me in enriching my General Awareness.
For General Awareness, I made my own hand-written notes by referring to the newspaper and a few online resources. I also made use of the monthly capsules for the purpose of revision. For banking awareness, I referred to YouTube videos.
Group Discussion: I got ‘Artificial Intelligent is good or bad for the banking sector’ as my GD topic. I had good insight about the topic and due to my reading habit, I was able to speak and was able to contribute in the group discussion.
Interview Experience: In the interview, I was asked about my family background, about my hobbies and questions pertaining to my graduation experience followed by a few banking awareness questions. My interview lasted for 20 minutes and I got 26 marks out of 30 in my interview.
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