Success Story of Amardeep Singh – Cleared SSC CGL, 2015 & 2016 (AIR 355)

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” Proving this quote right, Amardeep never settled for anything less and worked hard to score better in his second attempt. Here is the success story of Amardeep Singh, in his own words:

Success Story of Amardeep Singh

Hello Everyone, I am Amandeep Singh. I have done BioTech from Punjab University, Chandigarh. After completing my graduation in 2015 I started preparing for SSC CGL. My hard work showed colors and I was able to clear SSC CGL in very first attempt in 2015. I joined as an Auditor but I knew that I can do much better than this. I kept my preparation going on side by side and appeared for SSC CGL in 2016 again. This time I managed to get AIR 355 and was very satisfied with my performance.

Preparation Strategy


Please clear your basics before you start giving mock tests. You will end up giving n number of mock tests without having any proper direction to attempt the questions if your basics are not cleared.

Once you clear your basics, please proceed and solve good number of mock tests. Solving good number of questions will help you to improve your accuracy and speed which is very important for this section. You can also refer Kiran’s Mathematics Book to practice last years questions as I did during my preparation.


Generally the Reasoning section for SSC exams are quite easy and you actually do not need to prepare for it separately. Just try and solve 5 questions daily and you are good to go.

I was also preparing for CAT earlier so my Reasoning section was pretty much sorted and thus I did not require any extra preparation for this section.


The Mantra to improve your English section is read, read and just read. It will help you to improve your vocab, spelling, grammar etc. I used to read a lot of Novels and Editorials. Never restrict yourself and read everything and anything.

You can refer Editorials from HINDU as they are very good and will help you a lot. I would also advise you to refer this book named “Plinth to Paramount  by Neetu Singh”. This is one of the best books for English and will help you to clear all your basic concepts.


For this section I used to refer various pdfs from different sources. Try and read newspapers daily to keep yourself updated.


This section generally has two parts: Essay & Letter Writing. I referred few Essay Books to prepare myself for this area. Try to cover one Essay topic daily and do keep yourself updated with current happenings.

Try to support your essay with good amount of facts to score well in exam. Just beating around the bush will never help to score well in Essays.

Role of Oliveboard:

You need to have a proper direction during your preparation days. Just solving questions blindly will lead you nowhere. To be honest, Oliveboard helped me to approach the questions in the proper manner. Do analyse the answers after every mock tests. Analysing your weak areas will help you to strategize your further study plan in a right manner.

Tips to Aspirants:

Never settle for ordinary. Everyone is capable of achieving their dreams …. it’s just the right approach and will power that will guide you towards the path to success.

So, there will be times where you might feel left out and deviated but remember that the path to success is never easy.

I wish all the very best to all the aspirants.”

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