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Today, we are publishing the success story of Jyoti Daga who despite facing a number of problems continued with the same dedication. She missed a number of exams by small margins but that didn’t deter her from trying again & again. Jyoti finally cleared IBPS Clerk and reveals the strategies she followed to clear the exam. We hope that you will definitely get some insights from her success story. Let’s hear what she has to say.

I am Jyoti Daga,  a 2015 pass out, B. Tech graduate from JIET Jodhpur. As a normal graduate I too had a red mark in my marksheet of Vth sem (never before that) which affected my placements in VIIth sem.

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Journey: From Darkness to IBPS clerk.

So I am one who didnt had any placement. 
Was back to home by that time and started preparation for CAT at home,  appeared for elitmus,  but failed deliberately and lost all confidence. Due to some problems at home I started working in 2016 till Dec 2018 as a recruiter,  didnt loved it though. So Jan 2019 is where I started my prepartion. But until life dont put you in dark you don’t seek for light. From Jan to May I was not at all serious for my exams, no will,  no hardwork, everything was just going with laziness at par. But I completed Rakesh Yadav’s quantitative book twice. 
Sometimes when you’re in dark place,  you think you’ve been burried but actually you’ve been planted. 
It was May 2019 when I started my preparation with full on enthusiasm. Day or night,  whenever I had even 5 minutes,  I studied.

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I cleared my first prelims in the month of June,  SBI Clerk,  and as it was my first mains with lots of parallel prelims lined up,  I prepared within 4 days for SBI clerk mains and didn’t cleared it,  was lagging 10 marks less from cut-off. 
I appeared for every exam,  be it Ibps PO/Clerk,  RRB PO/Clerk, LIC assistant,  EPFO Assistant,  EPFO SSA,  SBI Clerk,  SBI PO,  CWC warehousing, RBI assistant,  just name it. 
Cleared prelims of SBI ClerkRRB PO,  Ibps Clerk,  Ibps PO,  LIC assistant,  EPFO SSA. Had back to back mains within 2 months and was demoralised by not clearing them.  RRB PO mains was not cleared by ‘.25’ sectional cutoff in reasoning, IBPS PO mains by not clearing sectional cutoff of Quant section,  SBI clerk mains by 10 marks less than cut-off. But perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding 20th.  So I cleared LIC assistant mains but in empanelled list. I was happy to appear in that list. That was the boost.  Then I cleared EPFO SSA and IBPS Clerk.
PS: from here I only failed prelims of RBI assistant by ‘0.25’ marks less than cut off.

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My Strategy for Prelims

Quantitative Aptitude

cleared basics from Rakesh Yadav book, solved everytime I was stuck on any concept. Daily revision of tables( till 22),  squares (1-50),  cubes (1-25), fomulas.Oliveboard tests were my only source of daily practice and analysis. Adda’s basic daily quant quiz were second source in free time.

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Syllogism concept by Anna’s youtube channel,  named as feel free to learn. Rest I was ok with it. Daily test practice by Oliveboard was only source of questions.


Easy for some and difficult too. My english was good being in CBSE board. I was good but not at the level of Oliveboard’s test. Oliveboard’s basic grammar concept with each and every test in explanation section was my source of learning concepts, believe me I didnt read any articles. English from Oliveboard’s tests was my source of articles.
Still: Prefer ‘The Hindu’ for reading habbit if you want to learn sentence formation with good grammar.

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My Strategy for Mains

Quant, Reasoning, English

Oliveboard tests are enough, they have very good level. Oliveboard knows when you need to be in sky and when on the ground.


Adda was my source of reading GK and PracticeMock was for daily quiz and GK questions. Static: Oliveboard’s static videos helped me a lot including free ebooks for static GK.

Most important thing: Take less sources,  but take reliable ones and stick to them,  trust them, trust yourself before you start,  you will surely succeed.


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  1. Sir / mam bcz of late release the notification of ibps rrb most of the candidate wouldn’t apply including me also bcz every year they released the notification in June , sir /mam you hv any solution of these matter ? If yes thn pls help us 🙏🙏

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