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Banking as a career is one of the most sought after employment opportunities in India mostly because of the financial security, work-life balance it offers, and social status in our economy. Moreover, banking as the backbone of the Indian economy tends to offer a lot of new opportunities every year. Though the competition is huge nowadays, with constant effort and dedication anyone would clear the exam and reach the zenith. In this scenario of privatization, many might think it’s a threat to this sector, but Banking being the custodian of all the deposits and loans and going with the core principle: ”no matter what we do, money still needs to be in the banks” still holds true and is not bound to be disrupted anytime soon.
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Here let’s discuss some of the Do’s and Dont’s while preparing for bank exams.
Practice one full-length mock test daily
More often students tend to start taking mock tests only after mastering the subjects. But to keep pace with preparation it is essential to practice mock tests daily and witness your progress.Ace your exam by taking free mock tests in the Entri app
Start preparation early and take adequate breaks in between
Students studying during daytime is benefitted with a refreshed and energetic mind after a good night’s sleep. Again it’s better to follow your method, you can choose to be a night owl or a morning bird. Short study sessions, with adequate breaks are proven to be more effective when studying, and storing information.
Learn the syllabus and plan accordingly. Be systematic and stick onto your plan
Begin by learning your syllabus. Ensure you dedicate the required amount of time for each topic. Don’t leave any portion untouched. Work harder in the required sections and ensure you rectify the mistakes that happened previously and be conscious to never repeat them again. Review the portion learned at the end of each day. This will help you transfer information from short-term to long-term memory.
Start preparing GA from day one
The importance of General awareness and current affairs is evident from the weightage given to them in all the public sector exams. Staying updated with the most recent happenings also helps us remain alert about our surroundings. The domain is very vast and hence allot enough time for them each day. The Entri app provides Banking awareness question sets that help you remain updated with the happenings in the banking sector.
Make it a habit to read English newspaper
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body! Not merely for exam purposes, reading makes us informed citizens in society. When focusing on exams, English vocabulary, and grammar play a tremendous job in determining our mark. More often we skip this because grammar tends to bother us and seems to be a herculean task. But with continuous effort and clearing your doubts via online platforms anyone could become a pro in English vocab and grammar. The Hindu editorial and open page are some of the interesting reads available easily. Practice them on a daily basis and don’t just rely on GK capsules and PDFs available online. We release a weekly vocabulary session related article on every Friday. Check out the latest article and improve your authority over the language.
Practice previous year question paper
All the banking exams follow a similar pattern of mark distribution. With the help of a large number of previous year papers and solving them in the exam stipulated time will help you determine your grasp on the subject and make you thorough with the exam pattern. Being a newbie would make you tensed, but solving these papers helps to gain confidence.
Stick on to your mode of study
Once decided with the mode of study, ie you bought some important books and did research regarding the best online platform, etc. Now, believe in your decision. It’s better to strictly follow that with relevant changes than simply changing your mind each time you come across something interesting. Never be double-minded. Always have a focussed mind and keep in pace with your own preparation other than comparing it with others.
Work on speed
You need to analyze your performance and move forward ie allot time for tough topics. But never ignore the easy ones. Work on your speed and ensure you get them right.
Focus on your aim
Last, but not least, believe in yourself and keep mind and body healthy. Stay motivated and think about the perks that come with the job. All your hard work will be paid off towards the end. To make it easier visualize yourself passing the exam with flying colors.
Understand the art of leaving
Basically it’s an art to study only the relevant topics and leave the unnecessary. Just random reading of the whole stuff won’t help. Concentrate on the topic and ensure you understand the concept. When it comes to appearing in exams, it’s better to answer the paper in 3 or more repeated turns. Initially ensure that you attempt all the easy questions, ie you have the seen the whole question set once. This will help you boost up your confidence and moreover the fear of not covering the entire set is partially solved. In 2nd phase answer those questions which are medium level and require a bit of calculation. Now in the 3rd phase attempt the toughest set of questions and without relying entirely upon guesswork, If your answer is close to accurate go for it. AGAIN LEAVE THE QUESTIONS YOU ARE MOST UNCERTAIN ABOUT.
Rome was not built in a day
Last-minute cram sessions don’t allow your brain to learn with a peaceful mind. This abrupt mugging up of information would turn out as a bane. A confused mind will not be able to utilize its full potential. You wouldn’t work out at the gym for 7 hours the day before you compete in a race, similarly don’t cram 7 hours the night before a big exam.
Be calm and relaxed during the entire process of exam preparation. Believe that everything happens for a reason and you are nearing to your goal each time.
However tough the competition is, always remember – “ Success is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. We here at Entri app offer banking courses for all the upcoming exams like SBI, RRB, NABARD, IBPS, and so on. Choose your career and attain your goal with us. Remain updated with the latest news about banking jobs with the Entri app.