SBI PO 2020 Topper Interview – Role of Online Study Material in Bank PO Exam – Akshay Rishu
Interview: Hello, welcome to Study IQ. Tell us something about your educational background?
Akshay Rishu: I passed my 10th and 12th from the CBSE board.
Patna is where I earned my bachelor’s degree in mathematics.
Interview: Why inclination towards the banking sector?
Akshay Rishu: I wanted to be a teacher, but I learned that the banking industry is growing and that it has some advantages.
Interview: Did you aim for SBI PO from the beginning?
Akshay Rishu: I wanted to be PO for me all were equivalent whether it is IPBS or Gramin sector, but I am happy I got SBI as it is a prestigious organization.
Interview: Tell us about your journey from 2018 to 2021?
Akshay Rishu: After my graduation, I started with a part-time job cum startup, it could not be successful and I eventually lost interest in it.
In 2019, I received several rejections; as a result, I came across Gaurav Garg’s sir name and began watching his motivational videos.
From there, I began taking exams and working hard to achieve my goal of becoming a PO.
Interview: What would have been reasons do you think that lead to rejection in previous attempts?
Akshay Rishu: I lacked adequate instruction and research materials.
Interview: What was your approach to the Prelims?
Akshay Rishu: Since the time allotted for each segment is shorter in the prelims exam, the pace is essentially measured.
Before the preliminary exam, I gave 20 practice tests.
English- Practice reading comprehension and keep up with newspapers like The Hindu.
Math – Put in a lot of practice time. Answer as many questions as you can. Clear the basic concepts first, then move on to higher-level questions.
General Awareness –is a determining factor in both the mains and the interviews. Gk should be a formidable opponent. Around 5 to 6 months before the test, keep up with current events. I kept up with Gaurav Garg’s daily news.
Reasoning-Nowadays, puzzles are often asked.
Interview: What was your strategy for the Mains exam?
Akshay Rishu: For the mains test, accuracy is crucial, and conceptual-based questions will be asked.
Tricks that worked in the preliminary exams won’t work in the mains.
Mains questions take a long time to complete.
The depth of one’s expertise is checked.
Data interpretation questions based on arithmetic are asked.
Only because of English and gk was I able to pass my Mains exam.
Interview: How did studying IQ help you prepare for your exams?
Akshay Rishu: From the last 5 to 6 months, I followed Gaurav Garg’s best 300 current affairs sets (there are 4 sets for each month) and revised each set four times for a total of 16 times for each month.
I learned the basics for the interview from Study Iq’s YouTube channel (I watched Ankit Agarwal Sir’s video on the economy).
Interview: How should the mocks be approached?
Akshay Rishu:30 days before the test, begin giving mocks.
Until the preliminary exam, take 20 practice exams.
The pattern of the mains exam is different.
Time is sufficient for the mains test.
Interview: Do you have any advice for people who don’t have a math background on how to plan for the PO exam?
Akshay Rishu: Only English and gk can be high-scoring subjects; maths is only needed to pass the cutoff.
Interview: How can smart study be implemented, according to you?
Akshay Rishu: Don’t follow a lot of resources; instead, look for good content and read the PDFs you can get from Telegram.
Every day, put in your best effort.
Stuff should not be piled up.
Interview: How did you go about preparing for the interview?
Akshay Rishu: First and foremost, I’d like to emphasize that panelists are there to select you, not to condemn you.
Make a list of all of your talents and abilities.
Say no politely if you don’t know the answer to that.
They examine your personality rather than your intelligence, which they have already examined.
I believe it was sole because of the interview that my name was added to the final merit list.
Interview: What kind of preparation did you do for the interview?
Akshay Rishu: I didn’t sign up for any practice interviews.
I devised a plan with a friend who had already passed the IBPS PO exam, and we used to cross-question each other on a variety of subjects for ten days prior to the interview.
We used to double-check everything before we were happy.
I learned the basics from Study Iq’s YouTube channel (I watched Ankit Agarwal Sir’s video on the economy and several other educators’ videos on various topics).
I was well-prepared in terms of current events.
Interview: What kind of questions did you get asked during the interview?
Akshay Rishu: The panel wanted to know what I had learned and come.
I wasn’t strong enough in any one topic, so I explained that I had studied myself and come.
They asked me ten questions about myself, and I was able to answer all of them satisfactorily.
Interview: How do you feel about your capacity to take risks?
Akshay Rishu: For mains quant and gk, use the elimination process (recall things and play smartly)
The willingness to take risks will come from giving mocks on a regular basis.
Interview: What message would you like to send to other hopefuls?
Akshay Rishu: When you experience rejection, take a week off.
Anyone who wants to learn more gk in less time can keep up with Gaurav Garg’s current affairs.
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