Success Story of Vaibhav Saxena – Cleared SBI PO & CLERK, 2018 ( in first attempt)

“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” Similarly, Vaibhav never believed to settle for the ordinary and left no stone unturned to achieve his dreams.

Read the Success Story of Vaibhav Saxena:

I had started banking preparation from 1 June 2017. I qualified all pre exam of banking and SSC in 2017 but failed in mains. I am also doing MSC maths from BHU but after getting failed I dropped my MSC. Then after taking one month gap, I started preparing for SBI CLERK and SBI PO. I didn’t join any coaching and started self-study from April. Going further I purchased Oliveboard mock tests and started practising from it. I would also recommend youtube videos for clearing your basics. My average time period towards studies was 9-10 hrs.

Preparation Strategy:


Start by clearing your basics. You can refer some good youtube videos or join Oliveboard Live Classes for the same. Once basics are clear, try solving as many mock tests as you can and do analyse it properly after every mock is done. I used to practice a lot from Oliveboard mock tests as they are exactly as per the latest pattern and syllabus. I would also recommend some good books like DI by Arun Sharma for getting your concepts crystal clear.


To tackle reasoning section you need to practice a lot and manage time properly. Clear basic concepts and practice as much as you can as this is the best way to score in reasoning.

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I used to read newspapers daily (Editorial section) to improve my English. I would recommend the same to everyone. Read good newspapers daily to improve your vocab and reading skills. Refer some good books to clear all the basic grammar rules and then proceed to solve mock tests. This will help you to improve your English immensely.


Watch news channels daily to keep yourself updated. Newspapers are again a great source to keep yourself updated with the latest happenings. I used Oliveboard GK tests which were very helpful to cover a major area.


Keep writing important points while reading editorials from newspapers.

Interview Tips:

Be confident and well prepared. I read newspapers like Hindu daily to prepare myself best for the interview process.

Role Of Oliveboard:

Oliveboard provides latest pattern tests and materials which helped me a lot to prepare accordingly for the exams. Thus, I would recommend everyone Oliveboard mock tests for practice. Moreover, the level of questions in mock tests provided by Oliveboard are very good which prepares the aspirants to tackle any type of question in the real exam.

Tip To Aspirants:

Practice as much as you can. This will not only help you to gain speed but also confidence before the exam.

All the best!”

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