IBPS PO III Success Story

First of all, thanks to God and to Ramandeep. Last year, till July end I was not even knowing the syllabus and scheme of PO examination but today i got allotted in Allahabad bank (51.20 marks-GEN category).

This is my success story

My Background

My father is in a government college as a librarian and my mother is a house wife. I have completed all my schooling from CBSE (ENGLISH MEDIUM). I completed b.tech in ECE branch in 2012. After that, i worked with an IT company for 11 months but got frustrated due to overload of work and meagre salary. It was then that IBPS released notification for PO-3. I decided to leave my IT job and decided to study for PO because i felt that the time i was putting in my job (10 hrs/day) could be utilised in a better way and I can use same time to make a jump in my career from 12K job to a bank PO job.

My Study Plan

As exams were proposed to be held in October and i had no preparation till starting of August so I attended demo classes of a well known institute (i would not name it here) but i felt that it was not of much help. So, i arranged 1 book for each subject (except GK/Current affairs) and started studying for 9-10 hrs./day. A week before exam, i increased it to 12 hrs./day. I concentrated mainly on Aptitude and reasoning as I am from English medium, i did not paid too much time on English. As i have done b.tech, so that helped me a lot in Computer section.

My strengths

Ability to sit for hours (this habit developed in IT company) and study plus being from English background helped me a lot.

My weakness

Very weak in current affairs knowledge

Resources that helped me achieve success:- Raman's blogs, R.S.AGARWAL book for reasoning, Raman's book for aptitude, BSC publication book for previous years PO questions and few online tests on TestPanda.com

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My Suggestion

Study with utmost concentration. Leave all your entertainment, tensions, feelings, emotions behind while studying. Study as if you want to be ranked 1 in all over India. Strive for the best. No one else shall move ahead of you. Also, remember that there are many opportunities other than PO and look to them. Also, pay more attention to those topics in which you are especially weak. Do not leave them. Also, keep yourself in practice with PO tests. One can also do it through Testpanda test series.

My Mistakes

I did not take current affairs section seriously in PO exam. I managed just the sectional cut off. I request all of you to divide your time judiciously among all the topics.

My success mantra

Study with 100% concentration and study for 10 hrs./day.

My favorite quote

Kisi cheez ko agar dil se chaho to puri kaynath use tumse milane ke liye saazish rachti h.

If i can complete my whole PO syllabus in 2.5 months (from August starting to oct20, the date of my written exam), so can you. Just believe in your self. Do not pay too much attention and time on your
already strong topics. Make a list of your weak topics and study them first. There is still some time left for next PO exam and i am sure that all those who study laboriously with good concentration and
divide their time judiciously among strong and weak points will definitely succeed.

Best of luck to all.

Vatsal Choudhary
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61 comments:

  1. The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in interview will not be

    less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EXSM candidates). The weightage (ratio) of CWE (exam)

    and interview will be 80:20. For each State/UT, the combined final scores of candidates shall be arrived

    at on the basis of total scores obtained by the candidates in CWE Clerk-III and Interview. A candidate

    should qualify both in the CWE and interview to be shortlisted for subsequent allotment process, details

    of which will be available subsequently on IBPS website. SIR THIS IS ADVERTISEMENT CWE CLERK I GOT 52.6 OBC TAMILNADU RESERVE LIST 53 WHY NEXT ROUND ALLOTMENT AM NOT ELIGIBLE above ibps advertisment please clarify my doubt

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  2. sir very grateful to u,,i got canara bank but i want idbi bank ,i scored 44.50..and yes i m preparing for ssc cgl 2013..is canara bank is good bank to work with..

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    1. all banks are same , same salary , same benefits , WORKING ENVIRONMENT DEPENDS ON MANAGER AND BRANCH LOCATION.

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    2. wts d salary for po?

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    3. mera b canara me hua h...with 44,40 marks....joining kb tk aayegi?

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  3. got 36.2 and the reserve list closed on 36.4 obc, missed by 0.2 marks.
    Is there any chance If all the 10% of reserve list candidates got the the allotment in next round and they consider for further vacancy to be filled by the candidate who got missed by 0.2 marks, if the vacancy will be more than reserve candidate.
    Please any one Reply for my comment.
    Plz Raman Sir.

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    1. Raman Plz Reply To my comment.

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    2. sc st wale apni maa chudwate hai aur gen wale 42.20 marks lekar bhi road par hai.

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    3. sc st wlae gen ki merit me aa rahe hai to gen wale kaha jaye.

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    4. jinka ho gaya unka to acha hai par jinka .20 se nahi ho paya gen hone ki wajah se isi tarah india ka vikas hoga

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    5. sc st obc walke t6o kam marks lekar bhi ho ja rahe aur gen mein bhi aa rahe hai to gen wale kaha jaye.

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  4. grt buddy....in my case i only prepared for current affair section and a few topics from other sections and i was able to clear the xam and got indian overseas bank

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  5. itz nice... congrats... :)

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  6. raman sir please share link of this page



    https://www.facebook.com/groups/624765770924736/

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  7. hi vatsal.. nice to hear ur success story

    Bro tell me u refered Testpanda.com for preparations but this test series is launched in last 2 months by Raman and PO exam was held in October.... so how is it possible?...

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    1. Testpanda was out for public beta in August 2013 but the final version was out on 10 Feb 2014

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  8. BEING A CBSE STUDENT THROUGHOUT AND AFTER THAT PURSUING BTECH I ONLY CONCENTRATED ON GS/CURRENT AFFAIRS AND THAT TOO ONLY FROM 1 MNTH PRIOR TO THE EXAMS ......I HAVE BEEN ALLOTTED UNION BANK MY 2ND CHOICE..
    SO IF YOUR OVERALL ACADEMIC RECORD IS GOOD THEN YOU NEEDN'T WORRY ABOUT THE PREPARATION..IBPS IS NOT A VERY TOUGH EXAM.....

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    1. please dont encourage to take these exams lightly. As you can see the success to fail ratio is horrendous. You might be exceptionally good and hence have been able to crack the exam without studying much, but thats not true for all.
      I have been alloted to syndicate bank as officer and canara bank as clerk and I had worked hard for it.

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  9. How to score well in GS/CURRENT AFFAIRS Section. Plz anybody reply me.

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  10. How to score good marks in Current Affairs Section.

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  11. raman, can u please throw some light upon the further process as in in what time banks will issue offer letter and also clarify doubts regarding joining formalities and place of posting.. please.. as in one of your post u hve written in few months.. so do we need to wait for few months or we will get offer letters in a fortnight or so...please reply

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  12. The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in interview will not be

    less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EXSM candidates). The weightage (ratio) of CWE (exam)

    and interview will be 80:20. For each State/UT, the combined final scores of candidates shall be arrived

    at on the basis of total scores obtained by the candidates in CWE Clerk-III and Interview. A candidate

    should qualify both in the CWE and interview to be shortlisted for subsequent allotment process, details

    of which will be available subsequently on IBPS website. SIR THIS IS ADVERTISEMENT CWE CLERK I GOT 52.6 OBC TAMILNADU RESERVE LIST 53 WHY NEXT ROUND ALLOTMENT AM NOT ELIGIBLE above ibps advertisment please clarify my doubt

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  13. Create drama and u will be heard.This happened to all po2 candidates and they got all the vacancies .no matter if they deserved it or not..no matter how many seats have been allotted to them..no matter there demands were senseless..all they got was plenty of vacancies.Cut off varied upto 10 points from first list to fourth.In po3 a difference of .6 in waiting list to that of the first..Are we not deserving enough.IBPS has played with the future of thousands of candidates..Its the time to fight back and not sit…If its not today its never…WE WANT FURTHER WAITING LISTS EXCEPT THE RESERVED ONE

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    1. i also support you.... now what to do?

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    2. it is highly injustice for po 3 for thousands of students we should also fight for our jobs eve
      n working hard we should file a case against board....

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  14. After spending day and night i secured 92 marks in PO WRITTEN TEST...Muslims girls are after overcoming all brriers from family stereotypic setup....But after reaching at interview level despite having good marks in written failed in interview....i dont know why?

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    1. Its time to fight and get unite.
      Same happend with me, got 80 but failed in interviw.
      Managed to score 40 only

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    2. the same things happen to me 82 was written score and in interview fail after a good interview, in my friend case he got 79 but managed only qualifing marks after a good interview. my one known person 61 in written and combind score 38.4and he is in with UCO bank... finaly we are out of race..and our luck f........ked us badly....now whats more........for us...

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  15. Kar khudi ko buland itna ki har tadbir se pahle khuda bande se puche bata teri raza kya h...
    U r a deserving candidate . Try ur best nothing can stop u if u r destined.

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  16. any one got oriental bank of commerece from rajasthan plz join me at fb. u can search me by name- gaurav bhola kotian

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  17. fake hai 100"% test panda tho abi launch hua hai aur inhone usse test bhi de diya aur 2 month mein syllabus bhi cover ker liya faku hume ullu mat banooo.....

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  18. hey sir i am very depressed after seeing the po3 result,my interview was too good but i m in reserved list,is there any chance to get allotment,and how much time it will get,plz try to answer to my post as soon as possible.. i m waiting

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  19. hi sir, i got 26.20 minimum score for getting job in my catagory ST.but i am not selected any bank.i am in reserved list so said to me,i score minimum marks for selection but i do not get job.friends any one like me, please message your marks please........... raman sir reserved list people have any chance to get job in 2nd list please reply sir.

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  20. 9-10 hrs study for po, quite surprised.

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    1. jhooth hai 9-10 ghante me to ias nikalta hai......po ke liye 2 ghante bhi jyada hai

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    2. SAHI BAAT HAI , 10 GHANTE PADH KAR TO BANDA IAS NIKAL JAATA HAI.

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    3. 6 hours daily can make you crack it in 2.5 months. True story.

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  21. Dear raman sir,
    i have one question,i am selected in union bank clerk under unreserved category but i belong to obc category and gave the interview through obc category but i have a doubt that my caste is not in central list.so is there any possibility that i will be rejected for the same despite the fact that i have cleared it under unrsrvd category

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  22. Hi Raman, IBPS PO-3 and Clerk-3 process is almost over now. Now the thing left is allotment. Unluckily I was not able to get into any bank this time. But of-course I want to. So I have started my preparation for the next exams, particularly PO/MT. So please publish some thing regarding the upcoming PO-4 and clerk-4. Because it is very important for us to keep our confidence level and boost our competitive mentality. Also please try to collect the details regarding date, eligibility and estimated vacancies for PO-4 and Clerk-4 as this will be a great help to all those who are not able to make it in PO-3 & Clerk-3.

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  23. kisaan jab ugaye, desh tab kaaye.April 2, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    got uco bank in both case (clerk & po ). From devbhoomi(himachal). Thanks from deep of my heart to God , my Mother and respected Raman sir. From po1 i studied only 2-3 hours per day and work hard as agricultrist(kisaan) and mnrega worker. I cleared after 3 years. And now everybody proud on me. So friends never give up.

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    1. U belongs to unreserved category nd whats yr score bro

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    2. Kisaan jab ugaye, desh tab kaaye.April 3, 2014 at 12:16 PM

      75 in po and 115 in clerk. Total 44.8 in po and 61.8 in clerk. Got third preference in both cases.

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    3. Good bro , i got 74 in po and 116 in clerk.i also bongs to rural areas in east up. But finally not alloted in po and clerk.this was second attempt. My scores in po is 39.60 and in clerk 58.80.

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  24. what was your score?

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    1. 93 in written and 51.20 overall

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  25. Can anyone please tell me how can I find in the final score whether I am rejected in Interview or not?

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  26. Friends i got 83 marks in interview got canera bank am very happy i got selection after 4 year's prepration
    feeling lucky this time thanks for god thanks to all my teachers friends family and also this wonderful site and our loving star raman sir.

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    1. Bro its yr fourth attempt..this was my second attempt.bcoz of bad luck i got 2 marks less than cutoff. Plz giv some suggestion to crack the exam

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  27. You have been provisonally allotted againg vacancies in unreserved category in syndicate bank. Does dis mean m selected?
    What does unreserved mean.

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  28. I got syndicate bank.. how is it..plss reply...

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  29. I am in obc oc my cat cutt off was33.20 and i got 33 i m in reserve list do i have a chance in 2 allotment

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  30. thnks to raman sir and every1 present in dis website ...is bcoz of u all i hv succeded ....dis iz my 1st attempt & i got indian bank ....is it a good bank to works or should i go 4 another attempt to get into a better bank ?? plz do help me..thnk u....frnds

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  31. Bravo...Vatsal..i too believe in ur success mantra.."kisi cheez ko agr dil se chaho to puri kaynat use milane main jut jati hai" :)..prepared just one week b4 exm bt missd PO by 1 mark...if would have got good marks in wrttn..been able to clr it..got vry gud marks in intrvw 75..i got motivational source frm dis blog saw it aftr exam :)....btw appeared for other examinations too n hopin fr smthn good to happn...Cheers fr all PO qualified candidates..

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  32. I got selected in INDIAN BANK.......But branches are no where to be seen in north india.......I mean very limited branches...

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    1. I have also been selected in INDIAN Bank...where will be our training conducted???

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  33. Hi friends
    what about thr working hours for ibps po?

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  34. tum ho gadhe kaho haan mne sirf 20 din prep kari aur IDBI bank mil gaya with 54.20 marks. tu ullu mat banao. tumhari baat sun kar aisa lag raha h jaise bank po ka nhi IAS ka exam diya ho

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  35. Am afraid after seeibg the replies of manyof u as they all said its been fair unjuistice in alloting to the deserved one too even with good scores...
    am appearing for PO -IV but can hard work really wins in IBPS exams???

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  36. Sir....
    Y dont u remove all unnecessary comments here as they make the beginner to be more fear of a competitive exams rather than of boosting....

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