Success Story of Sunil Gupta – Cleared ESIC SSO 2018 (AIR 46)

“When you hit the rock bottom, the only way to go is up” Similarly, Sunil never allowed the failures to stop him from achieving his dreams. Following is the success story of Sunil Gupta in his own words:

Success Story of Sunil Gupta

“Hello friends, I have been selected as Social Security Officer in ESIC (AIR 46). I am a 2016 Civil Engineering Graduate. And after so many failures, I have got this job.

From 2016 to 2019, I appeared for the following exams:


  • IBPS PO 2016 (failed by 1.1 marks in interview)
  • RRB PO 2016 (failed by 0.04 marks in reserve list)
  • BOB PO (failed by some 2-3 marks in interview)
  • OICL AO 2017 (failed in mains)
  • NICL AO 2017 (reached till interview)
  • SSC CGL 2016 (cleared with 527.5 marks)
  • SSC CHSL 2017 (166 marks in tier 1 )
  • SSC CGL 2017 (494 till tier 2 and 623 in AAO)
  • ESIC SSO 2018 (Cleared with AIR – 46)

After so many attempts, I was very frustrated. But I did not lose morale and prepared hard again and finally cleared this exam. So, I would suggest all the future aspirants that ‘Never stop believing in yourself ‘. Failure in one or two exams (and 5-6 exams in my case) is not the proof of your incompetence rather it is a test of your perseverance.

My Preparation Strategy:-


For quants, again follow any normal book and then practise online mock tests. Data interpretation, number series, Quadratic equations  should be prepared well because these are scoring. (Practice is the key in Reasoning and Quants).

And for SSC CGL quants section, follow Kiran previous years and Arun Sharma quantum CAT upto 2nd level.


Start working on your basics from any book or YouTube channel (like oliveboard) and then take a lot of mocks. Without taking mock tests you cannot be sure of solving questions in the exam like conditions and nowadays reasoning level is very high in exams. And for SSC CGL reasoning, practise from previous year only and learn those concepts.


This is the section which can give you the advantage over others if you prepare for it in the right way. Cover any basic book like Plinth to paramount, Norman lewis, SP Bakshi and then take a lot of mock tests, and you will shine in the exam. Moreover, if you have a habit of reading novels then you will find it easier to score in this section. For Banking and insurance, focus more on Reading comprehension and for SSC CGL, focus more on active passive, narration, one word substitution etc.


Cover any full length capsule of Oliveboard. And for the insurance and banking awareness also there are pdfs on from oliveboard. For SSC CGL GK section- the syllabus is huge and one should only cover one’s strong subjects. I prepared physics, chemistry, economics and history and got 25 marks.

Role of Oliveboard in my success:-

The only online platform that I can owe my success to is “Oliveboard“. It provides mock tests of high difficulty due to which I rarely feel any question difficult in the exam. Also I have not found any wrong question in their test series till now, which according to me is very commendable.

Tips for aspirants-

Always be self-motivated, Take blessings of your parents. Go all in, the competition is ruthless. And finally keep going no matter what.

I wish all the very best to all the aspirants.

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