Success Story of Shubham Balodi | Cleared IBPS RRB Officer Scale I

Read the success story of Shubham Balodi, who has deeply explained his subject-wise strategy along with scores in each subject. He says one should be consistent and follow a specific schedule to clear any banking exam.


Inspiring Success Story of Shubham Balodi

My name is Shubham Balodi. I was born and brought up in Uttarakhand. I did my schooling from there itself. After that, I moved to Delhi to pursue my graduation. I graduated in 2018 with a degree in chemistry and have been preparing for bank exams since then.

I started preparing for bank exams in 2018 in the final semester of graduation. At that point of time, I was not able to apply for various exams because of age constraints. I did appear for various clerical level exams, but found disappointment everywhere. Finally, in August 2020, I turned 21 and was eligible to apply for IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I and IBPS PO. As of writing this, I have cleared RRB Officer Scale-I.

Subject-wise strategy of Shubham Balodi

Quantitative Aptitude

Watched free videos on YouTube. Those were enough for clarity of concept. After that, I completely relied on mock tests. Besides that, I used to solve 10 questions each of missing number series, wrong number series, variable comparison, and simplification/approximation. (Score- 36.875/50) 


Again, watched free videos on YouTube and then just practiced as many questions as possible. (Score- 30.9375/50)


For English, I just took mock tests and focused on them. If you like reading newspapers, you can do that. Otherwise, mock tests would suffice. (Score- 30/40) 

General Awareness

This was a weak point for me. Memorizing stuff was always a challenge for me. I followed monthly compilations of 2-3 sources. Revising is the key to ace this section. For the static portion, read Banking Bolt by Oliveboard. (Score- 19/40) 

Computer Awareness

Read CA Bolt by Oliveboard. I just attempted the simple questions in this section. (Score- 11.125/ 20) 


For the interview, I first revised Banking Bolt by Oliveboard. Then I prepared a list of a few typical HR questions and corresponding answers for them. Then finally, I read the current affairs of the week that my interview was in. My interview was below par and lasted just 4-5 minutes. (Score- 62/100)

Role of Oliveboard In Shubham’s Success

free mock tests online

Oliveboard has premium quality mock tests with a right mix of questions. The level of questions is very good and you get the feel of a real exam while taking those mock tests. The free live practice sessions on Oliveboard’s Youtube session were also very useful. 

Shubham’s Tips for Aspirants

Aptitude development takes some time. So, don’t give up easily. Try to be consistent and follow a specific schedule. Give your 100%, and hope for the best.

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