Success Story of Govind Radhakrishnan – Cleared Indian Bank & Bank of Baroda PGDBF

“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” Similarly, Govind never settled for anything ordinary…..he always knew his destination. Here is the inspiring success story of Govind Radhakrishnan:

“Hi friends, my name is Govind R. I did my graduation in 2011 and after that completed my post graduation in 2014. Earlier I was working as an assistant professor and then started preparing for a government job. During my preparation days, I started using Oliveboard mock tests to analyse my performance and progress. Initially, the mock tests appeared very difficult for me and I did not know how to approach to solve them. But then I analysed the answer key and my weak areas properly. I left no stone unturned to work on my weak areas and improve accordingly. Finally, after practising a good number of mock tests from Oliveboard, my speed and percentile improved considerably.

Preparation Strategy:


Try to make a proper study plan once you start your exam preparation. I always preferred practising my quants section in the morning. Try and practice as many questions as you can to improve your speed.


For reasoning as well I preferred to maintain a proper timeline for practising. I generally worked on my Reasoning section at evening time. Maintaining a proper schedule for each subject will help you to track the areas you have covered.



Most of them keep asking me about my English preparation. I was not that good in grammar section, so I concentrated more on the comprehension part to score well in English. I started reading a lot of articles to improve my speed and accuracy for this section.

Read newspapers daily to work on your vocab and reading skills. This will help you in your interview as well. You can practice your English section at night just like me. You can first refer some good grammar book to clear your concepts to proceed further. Directly solving mock tests without clearing your basics is a big “No”. Always clear your basics and then practice as much as you can and work on your weak areas to improve accordingly.


Friends, GK questions are very important for the exam. Try and make small notes so that you can revise it easily during revision. I used to note down Bank related questions, schemes (state & union), loans by different financial institutions (amount). When you read news about Bank try to learn about their MD, CEO and HQ.


I prepared from various sites for this section. Try and keep yourself updated with various essay topics about current happenings. When you are writing an essay, always try to include some facts and number to score better than others.

Role of Oliveboard:

Oliveboard mock tests were very helpful in my preparation. The analysis provided by them helped me a lot to work on my weak areas and improve them accordingly. The level and quality of tests provided by Oliveboard are at par with the real exam. Thus Oliveboard mock tests are a must for all the users.

I hope my preparation strategy could be of some help to the aspirants. At last, I would like to say never lose hope and keep believing in yourself.

All the best !”

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