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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.

The Study iq team is extremely proud of your accomplishment.