SBI PO 2020 Topper Interview – Cleared by Deepankar Jangid in 1st attempt
Interviewer-Congratulations on passing this exam; could you please tell us what motivated you to pursue a career in banking?
Deepankar-I attempted the GATE exam twice and failed both times, so I switched to the banking industry for a quick job role and a prominent career.
Interviewer-Tell us about your experience after appearing for the GATE exam and entering into the banking industry.
Deepankar-I was good in reasoning, maths, and English as these subjects carry weightage in the GATE exam too, so I had to put my efforts into the current affairs section.
Interviewer–What was your strategy for the Prelims exam?
Deepankar-My technique was simple: I began giving mock exams on the first day of my banking preparation. Always see the percentile in mocks.
Interviewer–What was your strategy for the Mains exam?
Deepankar-For both the mains and the interview, general awareness is a deciding criterion. Gk should be strong.
Quant and reasoning get a little difficult in mains examination.
As a result, general awareness is the sole section that gives you an advantage in the exam.
Interviewer-Tell us your journey in detail with Study IQ.
Deepankar-I began my journey in October 2019, when I applied for IBPS PO for the first time and was unsuccessful in the interview.
I stumbled across Gaurav Sir’s course in July 2020 and purchased it.
I used to write down whatever further information sir provided in the video.
In my SBI PO exam, questions were directly based on their explanations.
I strictly adhered to the 300 best current affairs and banking awareness provided in Gaurav Sir’s course.
Interviewer–What was your strategy for Mocks?
Deepankar-As soon as the SBI PO prelims notification was released, I began giving mocks.
Mocks are quite important.
Daily, complete 1-2 mocks and don’t forget to analyse them.
You will learn about your strengths and flaws while giving mocks.
You’ll gain insight into how to answer more questions in less time.
Interviewer-What all sources did you follow for each section?
Deepankar– For math, I followed RS Agarwal, for English, I followed Neetu Singh, for reasoning, I followed several section-by-section pdfs from the internet, and for current events, I followed the Gaurav sir course.
Interviewer–What was your strategy for the Interview exam?
Deepankar-I have previous interview experience with IBPS PO. I made sure I didn’t make the same mistakes I did at the IBPS interview.
This time, I was more concerned with current affairs.
Simple HR questions were asked this time during my interview.
Interviewer–What message would you like to give to fellow aspirants?
Deepankar-I’d want to stress that you shouldn’t be worried.
Give as many mocks as you can.
Don’t get caught up in one-line daily current affairs, because SBI has started asking questions that demand a thorough comprehension of the subject, which is why I recommended Gaurav Sir’s videos for in-depth information.