Success Story of Himanshu Garg | Cleared RBI Assistant 2020

Read the success story of Himanshu, who did clear the exam on his very first attempt. He says, during his preparation, he gave at least 100 mock tests during the prelims phase and at least 90 mock tests during the mains phase along with analysis which was the major reason for clearing the exam in the very first attempt.

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Inspiring Success Story of Himanshu Garg

Hello fellow aspirants, first of all, I am thankful to my family, friends, and all those who are part of my success. I am also thankful to the Oliveboard team for allowing me to introduce myself. My name is Himanshu Garg and I am from Delhi. I have completed my graduation in B.Com and also completed my LLB in 2013 and 2017 respectively from Delhi University. Recently I have been selected in the Reserve Bank of India as an assistant from the general category for the Delhi region.

Himanshu Garg Preparation Journey

I started preparing for the banking exam in 2019, my first exam was of SBI PO of which I had cleared the prelims but not able to clear the mains. After that, I appeared for the IBPS PO of which I had also cleared the prelims. But, in the meantime when I was preparing for IBPS PO Mains, suddenly RBI Assistant notification came that made me excited and filled me with full of energy and enthusiasm. From that day onwards I made up my mind, skipped IBPS PO mains, and started preparing only for this exam. Its prelims exam was held on 14th Feb 2020 in which I have scored 97.5 marks and its mains exam was held on 22 November.

Strategy:  As we all know that these exams are competitive which basically tests an aspirant’s speed, accuracy, and aptitude in different subjects such as quant, reasoning, English, general awareness, and computer.

The preparation strategy for the above-mentioned subjects is as follows: 

For quants– I recommend quantum CAT by Sarvesh Kumar Verma for the arithmetic portion and for data interpretation you can go either with Oliveboard’s DI book which is highly reliable or you can go with Arun Sharma’s DI book.

For reasoning– First, clear your basics then practice it as much as possible. For the miscellaneous part, I recommend Mk Pandey and for puzzles, I recommend Oliveboard’s puzzle mania.

For English– You can go either with Wren and Martin’s book or you can also subscribe to Oliveboard’s edge course for this section in which you can learn each and everything in detail and topic wise also.

For general awareness – Bolt series by Oliveboard, Hindu review, or pdf of other brands.

For computer – Bolt PDF by Oliveboard and Arihant book.

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Himanshu Garg Tips To Aspirants

If you have good command in core subjects i.e. Quant, English, and reasoning then do not waste time for their revision and start practicing them as much as possible. Because here, practice is the only key to success.  To be very honest, I had given at least 100 mock tests during the prelims phase and at least 90 mock tests during the mains phase. That’s why I am able to crack this exam on the very first attempt. Note: Only giving mock tests is not a solution you will also have to devote enough time for their analysis.

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How Oliveboard Helped In Cracking The Exam?

Oliveboard helped me a lot in this journey. Its mock test quality is highly reliable. The level of questions prepared by them for the prelims and mains is at par with the real exam. Especially, its puzzle mania and data interpretation books helped me a lot to get a stronghold in these two sections.

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