Success Story of Subhav Jha – Cleared IBPS Clerk, IBPS RRB PO and Clerk 2017

Subhav failed 12 consecutive exams before cracking 3 prestigious exams in the same year. Read Success Story of Subhav Jha below:


“Hey Guys, I am Subhav Jha from Darbhanga Bihar and I work as an Assistant Manager at Allahabad UP Gramin Bank. I feel really honoured to be able to share my journey and insights on banking exams and thanks a lot Oliveboard for giving me this opportunity.

After completing my graduation in B. Com from LNMU Darbhanga in 2014. I started preparing for banking exams and to my surprise, I cleared SBI Clerk written exams in my first attempt but was not able to make a final cut at interview stage. This journey continued till 2017 where I was able to clear the Pre but was getting eliminated each time either in Mains or in Interview. After 12 unsuccessful attempts, I felt really broke but I never gave up on my dreams. In 2017, my perseverance gave me the taste of success and I cleared the 3 prestigious examinations in a row.

Today, when I look back I can say the key strategies that worked out for me to make a final cut was my test taking habit. But before going further I would also like to shed some light on how actually I started my preparatory journey. I began my preparation with quants as I felt I was good at quants which helped me a lot in gaining initial confidence. I started brushing up my basic concept of mathematics with R.S Aggarwal and at the same time to boost my calculation speed I referred Quicker Mathematics by M. Tyra. It is a known fact that if you want to taste success in any competition – you first need to work on your speed along with basics as each second matters. For Reasoning, I would say Mock Test is the only key if you want to ace this section. As Reasoning Section basically test your time management skills, it cannot be mastered without solving enough practice test. So, in terms of acing this section, I only relied on Oliveboard Mock Test Series. Now coming on to the English, I relied more upon Daily Newspapers namely “The Hindu” and “The Economics Times” which prepared me for reading comprehension and strengthened my vocabulary and reinforced my General Awareness as well.

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Now coming onto the interview – Guys if you are coming from B. Com background, please be thorough with your graduation subjects as the interview revolves mostly around graduation subjects, be confident and please be truthful. Rest all assured, you will be able to push the bar. Remember guys, “Do not lose hope if in case you fail, I made the cut after 12 unsuccessful attempts and If I can so do you can”!


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