Preparing for Bank PO Exams? Here’s What You Ought to Know!


A banking career is the desire of many youngsters as they want a challenging career with numerous postings and a remuneration to match. Banks offer numerous perks along with the satisfaction of helping the public. However, before you start on the path of preparing to be a bank officer, you must be aware of three important things, which will make all the difference between success and failure.

Three important things one should know:

1) Desire to be a bank officer –

As Nepoloon Hills rightly writes – ” The Starting point of all achievement is Desire” There are thousands of vacancies every year, the syllabus for the exam is high-school level Mathematics and English. There are number of exams (such as IBPS PO, SBI PO, RRB PO, NABARD, SIDBI, RBI, etc) giving you ample opportunities to correct your mistakes and improve over time. You should know your desire, do you really want to be a bank officer or just trying it.

2. Your commitment to hard-work –

Bank PO is not the toughest competition but it is no cakewalk too. For few thousand posts millions of candidates apply. You have to clear three rounds- Prelims, Mains and Interview. It requires hard-work and commitment of time and energy. A dream doesn’t become a reality through magic; it takes hardwork, Sweat & determination.-Colin Powell You shall know that there will be challenges, you may not get results for months, in real exam you may collapse even when you were doing reasonably well at practice. You should know that this happens with everyone and the one who continues comes as a winner.

3. Time and resources at your end –

Time is the most important resource. The more time you give to the practice, higher the chances you clear the exam early. I have tried 99 times and I have failed, but on the 100th time came success- Albert Einstein With time you will sharpen your Strategy and Technique. If you are learning this from expert coaches you will learn fast and you will focus on only the important things. You will figure out your best strategy to crack the exam, but guidance of experts matters. Therefore, you shall know your ability to afford time and resources for the preparation. Time includes number of study hours in a day and the duration (months and years) you have beyond which you may not be able to continue. You may read Study Tips and Tricks for exam preparation for strategy guidance.

These three things will help you immensely to make your dream of having a banking career come alive!

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