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Monday, April 17, 2017


Who are you? Is a question for which a name is never the answer.

When I read this quote by Edgar A. Morales I really got into thinking and since then this quote always inspired me, infused in me the positive energy to do something before my journey ends forever. 

Before reading any further let me introduce myself. My name is Sabhiya and I’m known to you all as Ruchi, my disqus id name. Today I’m going to share my journey till now with you all, a journey that taught me how to stand against all the odds. Also, I would like to thank all those people who made a difference in my life and moulded me into a person I’m today.

Let’s begin. As far as I can recall, I wanted to be a doctor only since my childhood. I used to count years and dream of being a successful surgeon when I was a kid.  After my 12th, I gave almost all possible entrance exams. Failed badly in some, by just a few marks in some but made it to the final merit of BFUHS in BDS. But destiny had some other plans for me. Due to personal issues I could not join. This was the worst ever setback for me. I then, joined degree course with the sole aim of completing PhD afterwards so that I get a doctorate degree in the end. But enthusiasm was lacking.
To avoid academic classes I participated in almost every possible competition as a means to escape the academic classes :D Finally graduated in 2014.

This was the first phase of my journey.

The second phase started when I appeared for MSc entrance exams. I was confident to crack it but could not. A number of self-doubting questions bombarded my mind. But I neglected all those ill thoughts and started studying again with the sole aim to make it happen next time. Since I had enough time so I joined Mahendra institute for bank exam preparation just because I wanted to learn something different side by side. But left the banking coaching midway as my MSc entrance was approaching. I gave it and by God’s got 5th rank and finally I was a bit relaxed. It felt good and I promised to myself not to stop till I reach where I always wanted to be.

The third phase of my journey began when I finally joined MSc course. It was then when I finally realised I wanted to be a banker only. Since October 2014 to till now I gave around 20 exams and continued pursuing MSc as well but could not make it either because of my lack of efforts or I could not manage to study smartly or I did not work well on my weakness.

Till now I’ve given IBPS PO IV in 2014. My very first exam. I missed it by a huge margin of 15 marks. But experience is what matters the most. I got to know how to attempt an exam.

Next exams were IBPS Clerk IV, IBPS PO V, IBPS Clerk V, IBPS PO VI, LIC AAO, UIIC AO, SBI JA, SBI PO 2015, SBI PO 2016, SSC CHSL 2015, SSC CGL 2015, SSC CGL 2016, RBI Assistant, BOB PO, BOM PO and IPPB. I missed all of these by narrow margins.

And finally I got selected in clerical cadre in PNB, my first preference. In 2015 i had given JK Bank PO exam also and currently I’m working there. I'm satisfied that I'm what wanted to be, a banker!

I have not cleared big exams or so many exams or I  don’t have anything to boast of but whatever I have or whatever I’m today is because there were some people who did not leave me when I was losing my mind. They supported me and made me what I’m today. This journey is incomplete without them.

I would like to thank almighty for blessing me with a mother who supported me every time. A mother, who is more like a friend. She is the person who turned the curses in my life into blessings, my ill luck into good luck and my sadness to happiness. I cannot recall even a single incident where my mother did not support me. With her love, all that the difficult roads I had to walk on seemed easy.

My brother, the person who I love the most. I never had to demand anything for he gave me everything I needed and everything I desired before I even asked for. He is the one who supported every decision of mine always and showed me right direction so that I don’t fall.

He is the one who taught me not to give up because failure is temporary and regret is for lifetime.

Anubhab dada, the most hardworking person I know. Since the day I know him, he has been supporting me and correcting me wherever I was wrong. I’m lucky that he is a brother J Had his support not been with me during this prepration phase, I can hardly imagine of making it to the final list in any exam. Thankyou dada for answering my queries always and teaching me how to live happily J

Whatever I have learnt, it is from you all J

I would like to thank Team Exampundit for all the material they provided. Nobody would believe but EP is the only site that I used to follow after May 2015 though initially I had tried some other sites as well. Initially I followed EP for CA only (for SBI PO 2015) as I was weak in this section because I used to mug up CA only a few days before the exam due to uni studies.

The winner list concept was so energizing that I used to make time always even after my classes to solve quizzes so that my name showed up in the list :D quite childish but was a boost for an aspirant like me.

All in all I relied on EP for the quality study material and innovative concepts that engage aspirants like me to studying.

Also I would like to thank my friends here on EP- Chitrarth, Sonalin Dixit, Optimus Prime and Gaurav bhai for clearing my doubts always. You all inspire me to work hard J

Lastly I would like to thank my Friends- Roopali, Parul, Nidhi and Navamini. I owe my university pointers to you guys. You supported me while I was sailing in two boats :D and did not let me drown :*

These are all the people who made a difference in my life. A Thankyou is just not enough for what they have done for me #Indebted to you all J

Ending this lengthy post with my favourite quote.

Thank you all for your patience J




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