Success Story Of Rakesh R | Cleared SBI JA 2021

Read the success story of Rakesh R who cleared the Prelims and Mains stage of multiple exams, including SBI PO Mains but failed to go the distance. He then fully focussed on clearing the SBI JA exam and finally achieved success.

Inspiring success story of  Rakesh R

I started my preparation in 2019. I cleared many prelims exams and also cleared the SBI PO Mains last time but couldn’t clear the interview. So, I fully focused on clearing SBI JA and succeeded. 

Subject-wise preparation strategy


For English, it’s all about reading. I read the daily newspapers (The New Indian Express) for at least 30-45min. I also read some novels also.

Quantitative Aptitude

I followed the book  “Quantitative aptitude for CAT by Arun Sharma”: and did lots of mock tests.


Initially, I watched some YouTube videos to get a basic idea. Then I did a lot of mock tests. 

General/Financial Awareness:

I followed various sources for it. Daily newspaper reading too helped.


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The quality of questions in mock tests from Oliveboard is amazing. It’s on par with the actual exams. My preparation with Oliveboard started with SBI PO 2020 and I qualified both Prelims and Mains. The next exam was SBI JA which I also cleared prelims and mains. So, I would thank  Oliveboard for this success.

Tips for Aspirants

Clearing any banking exam requires uninterrupted preparation for at least 6 months. Here are few tips from Rakesh R

Read a lot. Do mock tests and try to get better by finding weaknesses. Follow daily current affairs. Good luck. 

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