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Hi friends! One of our reader Swapna has shared her success story with us. You can learn from her experience and keep hard working and hoping for the best.


Hello Friends,

My name is Swapna Rautray. I completed my B.Tech in 2015 in Electronics and communication engineering from Silicon Institute of Technology (Bhubaneswar).

First of all i want to thanks AffairsCloud team from bottom of my heart. I checked number of banking preparation sites and was one of the best among them. For every bank exam i studied GK capsules, Current affairs quiz, Quant, English and Reasoning quizzes and it helped me a lot because AffairsCloud used to update the new question pattern daily.

In my final year of engineering i sat for 3-4 IT sectors on-campus but could not get make into the final list, felt very disappointed as every written exam

i used to clear. Then my father encouraged me in final year itself to go 4 banking preparation. I started my banking preparations right itself from dec2014, (took 3months coaching from bsc institute bbsr.)

I appeared for BOB Manipal and NIACL-AO in 4th year itself just to know the banking question pattern. Both exams i could not clear as i had to prepare for my final semesters and preparation level was not gud. After my btech i started my preparation with full zeal from may8th onwards staying with dad at hyd. My dad supported me a lot in every phase of my life. My mom was also worried as i had no job after my btech. She used to provoke me sometimes to go 4 IT but i decided not to go 4 it as i already had developed hatred towards private job. I was determined that i will definitely crack bank exam. (got inspired from my Hindi CBSE all India topper with a score:(98/100) and in 10th class with 92%).

My first exam was sbi-po which was conducted in June. I scored 41.25 in prelims and could not clear the quant cut-off.(cut-off:47.5(gen)).I was very much disappointed after the result and i thought aha i was very near to cutoff but missed it .Then again i started my preparations with double hard work, determined once again and told 2 myself “one day success will be mine”. Next exam was RBI-Assistant scored 147.75 cutoff was sky-high 169, literally i started crying after seeing my result. I cursed myself that day. Again my dad told me not 2 worry and start preparing 4 upcoming exams. Next exam was RRB-PO, here i cleared the written with 124.56 score(attempts:171) and cut-off was 109.25 felt happy somewhat  but again unfortunately i was not allowed for interview as i had no provisional       certificate that time as our college had not given us(mahan BPUT…/\…).

Felt very disheartened and depressed. After so much hard work again no success. I stopped reading and practicing for bank exams for somedays, because i could not get out of that shock. Series of exams failure followed after that:

  1. IBPS-PO : Prelims:58.50, mains:86.75 /200(could not clear engl cutoff)(attempts:143)
  2. IBPS-SO : 85.75 /200(cut-off 112)(attempts:135)
  3. RBI GRADEB: 83/200 (cutoff 88.5)(attempts:100)
  4. IBPS CLERICAL: prelims:78.25(attempts:79),mains:145/200 (CUTOFF 152)(attempts:166)
  5. SBI-SO:P.K: 38.25 (CUTOFF:59)
  6. SBI-PO:Prelims:48.75,mains:42(disaster score)(attempts:103)
  7. BOB MANIPAL:OUT,attempts:134
  8. RBI GRB 2016:-Prelims-100, mains:out(final marks yet 2 come)
  9. SBI-CLERICAL: Prelims:83 (attempts:88),mains: IN:)(final marks yet to come)attempts:167

After seeing my roll number in merit list i sat quietly for sometime and tears came into my eyes. Then i told my parents about my result, and both congratulated me and we had a good laugh:)First i called my brother (younger) who is doing his MBA and he congratulated me and told sis come to Bhubaneswar and i will give u a gift, i told thanx 2 my chweeet bro for your support. Finally i want to thank God, father, mother, brother, relatives, and special friends (sasmita di, apurva sir, sangeeta, swetapadma, sushree, kishan, lopa, jyothi, prackarsh, arvind and many more….) for their love and support throughout my journey.

As the saying goes when Ambition ends, happiness begins…still my ultimate aim is to become PO.As it was a mini-success for me am sharing this with all of u guys, and many more miles to go for before catching the sun:)

Just want to say that keep faith in GOD and yourself.Do study passionately and patiently,definitely success will be yours.Always say 2 yourself am d best and will achieve my Aim someday or the other. “so take a chance and don’t ever look back”

As words of my fav. author Robin sharma:(pg196-Monk who sold his ferrari)

Everone on this planet is a wonder of this world.

Everyone of us is a hero in some way or another.Every one of us has the potential for extraordinary achievement,happiness and lasting fulfilment.All it takes are

small steps in the direction of our dreams.Like the Tajmahal,a life overflowing with wonders is built day by day,block by block.Small victories lead 2 large victories.

Tiny,incremental changes and improvements will create positive habits.positive habits will create results.And results will inspire u towards ur greater personal change.Begin 2 live each day as if it was ur last.Starting today,learn more,laugh more and do what u truly love to do.Do not be denied your destiny.For what lies behind u and what lies infront of u matters little when compared to what lies within u.

…    Thank u readers! …

We are happy that we could also become a part of your this journey. All the best Swapna from AC team team for your future. Keep rocking :)