IAS Topper Bipasha Kalita CSE 2017 Rank 41, Topper from North-East States

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Name Bipasha Kalita
Rank in CSE 2016 41
Total Attempts in CSE 4
Optional Subject Anthropology
Medium English
Home Town City/State Guwahati, Assam

Education

Class 10 percentage of marks 86%
Class 12 Percentage of marks 92%
Graduation: College and marks, Passing out year BA (Honours) Economics, Hansraj Collage, 61%
Post graduation: College and marks, passing out year CHRIST University, MA Economics, 78%
Any other course No
Hobbies & Extra curricular achievements Singing


IAS Score:
Tell us something about yourself, your family, when and why did you enter this field of competitive exam?

Bipasha Kalita: My family is based in Assam. Father is retd. Civil servant, younger sister is IPS 2016. Mother is a social worker. Husband is in corporate sector.

IAS Score: What were the basic mantras of your success?

Bipasha Kalita:

  • Hard work + smart work
  • Consistency
  • Dedication

IAS Score: What were your strategies for the lengthy syllabus of General Studies for both Prelims and Mains?

Bipasha Kalita:

  • Limit source/ booklist
  • Constant revision

IAS Score: Did you integrate your Prelims or Mains preparation or was it separate in the changing scenario?

Bipasha Kalita: Integrated

IAS Score: What is your advice on notes-making for other aspirants?

Bipasha Kalita:

  • Crisp notes can be made.
  • I did not make elaborated notes.

IAS Score: What was your style (paragraph or point format) of writing in the exam? How was it distinct from the general writing style? How did you develop this writing style?

Bipasha Kalita:

  • Bullet points.
  • Introduction and conclusion is a must.

IAS Score: Which sources you referred to prepare for Contemporary Issues.

Bipasha Kalita: Newspaper: The Indian Express and The Hindu

IAS Score: What is your advice to the candidates who is still in the process of preparing for this examination? Do you think online classes/videos can help students especially of rural areas/ Tier II cities?

Bipasha Kalita:

  • Keep trying and do not give up.
  • Hard work + smart work.
  • Internet can be used, but judiciously.

IAS Score: Your experience in IAS preparation journey with GS Score.

Bipasha Kalita: GS Score gives relevant material which is helpful for the students.

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