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Success Story of Ankit Vani – Cleared SBI PO

Success Story of Ankit Vani

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” Similarly, Ankit followed his ambition and kept working hard to achieve success in his life. Here is the inspiring success story of Ankit Vani:

Success Story of Ankit Vani

I am Ankit Vani. I have done my MBA from Indore in Finance and then joined Deloitte. But I knew this was never my destination and thus I decided to start preparing for SBI PO. My first attempt was in 2013 but due to lack of proper preparation, I could not clear it. I did not lose hope and tried again and finally in 2016 I cleared SBI PO.

I am glad that Oliveboard gave me an opportunity to share my journey with you. I hope it will be beneficial for all the aspirants who wants to prepare for these Government exams along with their work.

Preparation Strategy:


Clear all your basics and try to be quick with your calculations. You get many questions related to Data Interpretation in the exam and if you are good with your calculations, then it becomes very easy for you to tackle this section. For this, I would suggest everyone to practice a lot and be well versed with BODMAS, tables, square roots etc.

To clear all your basic concepts, refer some good books and once you feel that you are good enough then please appear for a lot of mock tests. It means that you give 2 to 3 mock tests every week and analyse it properly to improve accordingly.


Solve a lot of time bound quizzes. This will help you to improve your accuracy and gives you an idea about your speed.

Do not try to master each and every topic in the syllabus. Everyone has some strong and weak areas. So try to work more on the topics that you are comfortable with. Thus focus more on quality than quantity….this is the key to score well in any exam.


Do not mug up all the grammar rules. Instead, read newspapers daily and try to understand the use of grammar there. This strategy will help you a lot in the exam.

There is no shortcut to improve your English and thus I would suggest everyone to please put in effort for this section. Try to understand the basic meaning to the root words to work on your vocabulary and see how similar meanings comes through.


Focus more on Current Affairs than on Static GK. Read newspapers daily and give quizzes to keep yourself updated.

You can check Oliveboard GK app for preparing for this section.

Role of Oliveboard:

Oliveboard mock tests are very helpful. The level of mock tests provided by Oliveboard are so good that it prepares you best for any type of questions that can be asked in the real examination. Having said that, do not feel sad if you score low in Oliveboard mock tests because eventually in the real exam you will develop a fair idea as in which question to approach first.

In prelims especially..it is important for you to solve more questions. So select your questions wisely and do not waste a lot of time solving time taking questions like Puzzles.

Tips to Aspirants:

Keep practicing and analysing your weak areas in order to improve them. Lastly I would like to advise all the aspirants to keep yourself motivated throughout the journey as it is not going to be an easy one.

I wish all the very best to all the aspirants.”

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