Hi, I am Shruti. I have qualified RRB PO 2018. I have done my education from Institute for Excellence and Higher Education, Bhopal, MP
Why do I want to join the government sector?
The government sector provides us job security and respect in society and after I came to know my ability to crack banking exams, I decided to prepare for it from June 2018.
How I started my preparation?
Four to Six months are enough to qualify a banking exam if and only if you have prepared in a structured or whole-heartedly way. I like to study subjects like General Awareness, banking terms in the morning as it remains in your mind for the long term.
After that, I solve as much as questions of maths as possible. It builds your concept and after that I solve puzzles for reasoning section.
Structure of the banking exam and some strategies followed by me
There are three stages of banking exam. Stage 1 is prelims and stage 2 is mains followed by an interview for the post of PO.
For prelims, solve maximum number of quizzes as it will help you to increase your speed which is necessary to qualify prelims, as accuracy and speed play an important role in prelims exams.
In Mains Exam there are sections of Maths, Reasoning, General Awareness, and English/ Regional language.
For Maths, a continuous practice is needed to crack quantitative section and it is not very difficult if your practice is good enough. Always try to solve it in a traditional method and build your concept topic wise topic.
For Maths, refer R S Agarwal book and go for quizzes.
For Reasoning, puzzles play an important role in this section. Go for at least one high level puzzle everyday and be careful while reading the puzzle, to avoid mistakes. I used to watch videos of Tarun Jha sir for quality questions of puzzles and reasoning questions.
For English, start developing reading habit as English needs reading skills. For this, start practicing reading comprehension and go for Study IQ Editorial section, read The Economic Times, The Hindu. For Grammar refer any basic English book like Wren & Martin. This helps a lot to memorize grammar rules.
For Mains, do not rely on short tricks and always go for traditional methods as mains exams consist of questions that need a clear concept to solve them.
For logical Reasoning, solve puzzles as fast as you can and be accurate with logical questions.
For General Awareness, I used to watch Gaurav Garg sir videos from Study IQ for the last 1 year and it covers almost 90% of questions and all the topics important for this section. What you can do is go with everyday current affairs news and revise them again and again.
For Interview, the Financial news section of current affairs is very important. Special thanks to Prashant Dhawan sir and Joicy ma’am to build my concepts in Economics and also to clear my Banking Concepts.
At last, I would say, prepare very well for GA as it is the game changer in every exam.
Lastly, I want to thank the Study IQ team for giving me a platform to express my views and thoughts. The exam I cleared is due to GA and Study IQ. Thank you, team Study IQ.