Success Story of Monica Sinha – Cleared IBPS CLERK VII (2017)

“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” Today, we bring to you the inspiring success story of Monica Sinha who successfully cleared IBPS CLERK in 2017.

Hi, I am Monica Sinha from Patna. I did my graduation in Bcom(2015) from Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce. In 2015, I appeared for IBPS PO in which I failed in mains examinations. After that, I started preparing for banking exams seriously. I cleared many prelims exams but was unable to clear the mains examinations. I was very disheartened. The difficulty level of the examination was increasing tremendously, I didn’t know from where to prepare. Then I heard about Oliveboard. I started preparing from Oliveboard from the year 2016. I gave 2 mock tests every day. For Quantitative, Reasoning and English section I only practised from Oliveboard mock tests. In 2017, I missed IBPS PO mains by 0.50 but I finally cleared IBPS clerk VII.

Preparation Strategy:


Try solving as many puzzles as you can. Solve at least 5 puzzles every day of utmost difficulty.



First of all clear your basics of every arithmetic chapters because nowadays in every mains paper the major focus is on arithmetic part. Solve sectional quantitative tests from oliveboard. Try to solve DI which is arithmetic chapter based.


Learn new words every day. Try to read articles from The Hindu every day. For basic grammar, you can refer to Wren and Martin book. Solve every question of Oliveboard mock test of English section and try to understand the logic behind every answer.


In 2015, when I first appeared for IBPS PO mains, I scored 1 in gk section. This was my weakest section. I made notes for every topic for static part from Oliveboard. I revised my notes daily. I solved everyday gk quiz from affairscloud for current affairs. For banking part also I made notes for every topic. To score in gk you have to study daily. In IBPS clerk I scored 35.

Role Of Oliveboard In My Success:

Oliveboard mock tests are a must. They were extremely helpful in my preparation. Do give mock tests and analyse your weak areas accordingly to devise your study plan further.

Tip To Aspirants:

Never lose hope. The moral support of my mother helped me a lot. We used to sit for hours to discuss gk. Without her support, I could not have cleared this exam.

At last, hard work always pays off. Keep practising and have patience.

“Push yourself because no one else is going to do this for you.”

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

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