Success Story of Gourab Roy – Cleared SBI Clerk 2018

‘Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it’. Read the success story of Gourab a commerce graduate who cleared SBI Clerk 2018 after burning the midnight oil for two long years.

Hello Everyone, I am Gourab Roy from West Bengal. I have cleared SBI Clerk in the year 2018. Before beginning with my preparation strategy, I would like to share something about my background. I hold a master’s degree in commerce and graduated in the year 2016 from Calcutta University. After my graduation, I started preparing for the banking examination along with my three other friends. We all bought Oliveboard’s test series, started attempting the mock tests and started competing against each other and all of us aced one or other banking examination.

Now, coming on to the strategy part which I followed was:

For Mathematics, I started my preparation with Arun Sharma, after clearing all the fundamentals I switched to Oliveboard’s test series and started attempting mock tests on a regular basis with my friends. The one thing which we all liked in the test series was error-free questions and solutions and apart from this the level of the test which helped us to push our limits and we became sharper month over month.

For Reasoning, I didn’t pick up any book I watched a couple of videos on YouTube, learned few basic type of problems and then directly started up with the mock tests.

For the English section, I referred to Objective General English by R.S Aggarwal and referred to the daily newspaper and few other websites for vocab preparation followed by Oliveboard mock tests for my own assessment.

General Awareness, for this section I only followed affairs cloud and Oliveboard’s mock tests. Affairs cloud was quite comprehensive and gave me a significant amount of knowledge of the recent happenings. For the current affairs, I think if one is thorough with the last four months happenings, it will be easy for him/her to sail through this section.  

Tips for aspirants: Please start attempting mock tests from day one of the preparation, as it will highlight your strengths and weaknesses in the early days of your preparation and you can strategize your preparation accordingly.

In the end, I would say I owe this success to Oliveboard.

Hope this helps! Best wishes!

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