Success story of Katkam Santhosh| Cleared IBPS RRB PO & Clerk

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Success story of Katkam Santhosh: Even after a number of failures he was determined to achieve his dreams. Today we will present you the story of Katkam Santhosh who cleared the IBPS RRB PO & Clerk exam 2022 after various failed attempts. Hope his success story provides you the motivation and guides you through the preparation journey for the examinations.


My name is Katkam Santhosh, I belong to the village Pegadapally of Telangana, and I have completed my graduation in B.Sc in 2018. I cleared the IBPS RRB PO & Clerk examination 2022.

Preparation Journey

I started my preparation for the bank exams in 2019. At my starting stage, I didn’t take any coaching/practice tests and directly attended bank exams with whatever knowledge I had and this made me fail miserably that year. Then I started reading some of the successful candidate stories and their strategy then I gathered all the resources they suggested. Equipped with all the resources, I started my preparation from scratch. After 6 months of study and daily tests, I saw myself grow in performance and increase in my speed both in Quant and reasoning. With all these efforts I made myself get ready for the IBPS exam calendar but unfortunately, it was disrupted by COVID. After the completion of the 2nd wave of COVID in May 2021, IBPS released RRB 2021 notification. I was confident that this year I will definitely get a job.

Unfortunately in RRB PO, I didn’t clear the mains cutoff and in RRB clerk missed the cutoff by 2 marks. Started my preparation again without the chance of making any errors. Made myself a daily timetable and habit of reading newspapers daily, practicing daily quizzes and attempting at least one test paper daily, and analyzing the mistakes made. I got selected for IBPS RRB PO, IBPS RRB CLERK, and even got selected into RRB NTPC LEVEL 5 GOODS TRAIN MANAGER it is not the END it’s just the beginning. I am thankful to all of the youtube teachers and Oliveboard teachers and my parents for helping me in achieving my goal. Especially My younger brother(Prashanth). Sai Kiran for being a friend in need is a friend indeed.

Preparation Strategy For Each Subject

  • English – Build up your vocabulary(word power made easy )
    • Daily English newspaper
    • 100+ grammar rules
    • Daily quizzes
  • Quant – For quant, I studied Tables up to 30, Squares and cubes up to 30, and Daily quizzes. Mainly the concept learn it from the scratch and then leveling it up. Daily minimum 10 DI, quadratic equations, simplification, number series…. etc
  • Reasoning – Daily quizzes, Tricks in the seating arrangement, and puzzles.
  • General Awareness – Oliveboard monthly current-affairs magazine
    • The Hindu/ Indian express newspaper
    • RBI site
    • Lucent gk for static gk
  • Interview: Watch YouTube mock interviews of IBPS/ UPSC.
    • For the type of question asked in the interview please check the Oliveboard interview material

Role of Oliveboard

  • Daily quizzes
  • Daily current affairs
  • Monthly current affairs
  • Test Series

Tips for Aspirants

  • First Build your concepts strong.
  • Write a Daily test and analysis the mistakes in it and write them for future use.
  • Read newspapers daily and note important and exam-related topics and Revise them periodically.
  • Topic wise daily quizzes are important in increasing your speed and accuracy.

We hope this blog briefed the success story of Katkam Santhosh. To read more such blogs, visit the Oliveboard website!


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