Success Story of Nagesh Gudise – Know How He Cracked CGL & NTPC

Read the Success Story of Nagesh whose aim was to become a government servant one day and he achieved that by working on his weak areas. He rigorously practiced mock tests and evaluated his performance to clear the exams. So, practice daily as it determines the caliber of your performance.

Inspiring Story of Nagesh Gudise

Hello aspirants, I am Nagesh Kumar Gudise, I have done my graduation in Computer Science & Engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad.

After graduation, I joined a software company through campus placements as Project Engineer, but I wanted to be a government servant from my childhood and I had no idea how to become one.

After completing my initial training in office I started gathering information about Government recruitments so I decided to appear in SSC CGL. Then, I attended SSC CGL, cleared Tier I with very good marks but failed in Tier II, meanwhile RRB NTPC 2015 notification came up as a surprise and I started preparing for it (Working in Railways is a dream for many) along with SSC CGL 2016, the main reason why I failed in SSC CGL-15 is, for Tier I, I solved nearly 40 mock papers but unfortunately for Tier-II I didn’t get time for mocks as I was assigned project work in the office. This time I strongly decided to crack the exam. 

My Subject-wise Preparation Strategy

Quantitative Aptitude

Firstly I refreshed all the basic concepts of Quantitative Aptitude, started solving questions topic wise. Practice SSC CGL Important Quant Questions.


For English I bought the “Word Power Made Easy” book, which is very helpful for non-English medium aspirants, then slowly started “Objective General English” by SP Bakshi. Take Free English New Pattern Topic Tests to test your understanding of topic

GA & Reasoning

For General Intelligence and Reasoning I bought Kiran Prakash old question papers book (for RRB NTPC), and started solving, I found few sections difficult, I learned them from different sources from Youtube( topic-wise basic concepts), and for General Awareness I used Lucent, (Good book covers all the static data of GS) repeated it nearly 2 to 3 times. By doing Oliveboard GS mocks I was exposed to new questions, which increased my GS knowledge base. 

After rigorous preparation of all the subjects, I started giving Oliveboard’s online mock tests for both the exams, NTPC and CGL on a daily basis. Here, I used to spend more time evaluating my performance by checking where I was doing wrong, So, I used to take those topics for revision where I was facing problems. In this manner, I built good command on all the subjects. Finally, I was able to clear both the exams with flying colours. 

In RRB NTPC, I got 43rd rank in Secunderabad Board and selected as Commercial Apprentice. In SSC CGL, I got Central Excise Inspector, now I am working as an Excise Inspector. When I failed the first time in CGL-15 despite good marks in Tier I, I was very happy that I realized why I failed, I learned two things from that exam – 

  1. Repeated practice is required for clearing the heavy competition. 
  2. Along with practice you should face the online mocks to test where you are standing in the competition. 


I used Oliveboard’s mock tests. It really gave me a picture of how I am performing when compared to others. First, you decide what you want to be, then start motivating yourself towards your goal. I think the main problem here is “concentration”. For that I advise don’t waste your time on unnecessary things, take healthy food in the required quantities (normally we feed ourselves more than what our body requires, this leads to laziness) and do physical exercise daily. These habits develop your mental acuity which is most important for these competitive exams. I WISH ALL THE BEST FOR YOUR FUTURE ENDEAVORS.

This was his story of consistent efforts throughout his preparation journey ultimately leading to triumph. We wish and hope a similar triumph story for those reading this and preparing for SSC & Railway Exam.

All the best for your Bank Exams Preparation.

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