IAS Toppers Interview 2015: Rank 187 Rohan Botre, 113 Marks in Ethics
- by IAS Score
|Rank in CSE 2015||187|
|Total Attempts in CSE||4|
|Optional Subject||Public Administration|
|Class 10 percentage of marks||80%|
|Class 12Percentage of marks||81%|
|Graduation: College and marks||Civil Engg 78%|
|Post graduation: College and marks||Civil Engg (Purdue University, USA)|
IAS Score: What were the basic mantras of your success?
Rohan Botre: Consistency and proper planning.
IAS Score: What were your strategies for the lengthy syllabus of General Studies for both Prelims and Mains?
Rohan Botre: Answer Writing, Practice maximum questions.
IAS Score: Did you integrate your Prelims or Mains preparation or was it separate in the changing scenario?
Rohan Botre: Yes, it is always better to integrate your prelims and mains preparation.
GS Preparation for Prelims (Summary)
|Study material / Guidance|
|Basic Books||Spectrum (History), NCERT, Nitin Singhania (Culture), G Clenong (Geography), Shankar IAS (Environment), Laxmikant (Polity)|
|Current Affairs||Websites iasscore, insightofindia, idsa.org, iasbaba etc.|
GS Mains Preparation (Summary)
|Paper||Study Material/Guidance||Current Issues Source||Answer Writing Practice|
|GS Paper 1||Prepared it with prelims syllabus||Newspaper, Insight, GS Score Material||Lukman IAS|
|GS Paper 2||Newspaper + Internet||Newspaper, Insight, GS Score Material||Lukman IAS|
|GS Paper 3||Newspaper + Internet||Newspaper, Insight, GS Score Material||Lukman IAS|
|GS Paper 4||GS Score + Lexicon||N/A||GS Score|
Optional Subject Preparation (Summary)
|Study material / Guidance|
|Basic Books||Niclolas henry, Mohit Bhattacharya, Harvard University online lectures, Fadia & Fadia, Laxmikant, ARC Reprot|
IAS Score: How did your prepare for essay.
Rohan Botre: Wrote some practice essay before mains exam, kept language very simple.
IAS Score: Did you adopt any specific strategy for GS Paper 4?
Rohan Botre: Answer writing + clear understanding of different concepts.
IAS Score: What were the sources of information for general reading? How did you come to know that which sources of reading materials are standard?
Rohan Botre: Internet was the source for general reading.
IAS Score: What is your advice on notes-making for other aspirants?
Rohan Botre: Notes should be prepared for optional. I didn’t prepare any specific notes for GS.
IAS Score: How did you manage your time during the preparation?
Rohan Botre: I used to study for 7 hrs. a day. 1 hour newspaper reading and 6 hours for study.
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?
Rohan Botre: Mixed: introduction, then some relevant points and a concluding paragraph.
IAS Score: So much focus is being given to Test Series, both for Prelims and Mains, in your opinion how useful are they, in the course of a preparation process? Which Test Series did you join and how useful did you find it to be?
Rohan Botre: Very useful for both prelims and mains. I joined lukman ias test series for mains and practiced 1500 questions for prelims.
IAS Score: Civil Services Exam process is quite strenuous. It requires long hours of constant study. How did you maintain your tempo and what did you do to break the monotony of preparation?
Rohan Botre: I used to study for 6 days/week. One day used to be given for relaxation.
IAS Score: The trend suggests that professionals or working people are more successful in this exam. Does this exam prove difficult for Humanities and Social Science background candidates?
Rohan Botre: Not at all. People for humanities just need to prepare in a much focused manner.
IAS Score: Which sources you referred to prepare for Contemporary Issues?
Rohan Botre: Online article and some websites like iasscore, iasbaba and insightofindia.
IAS Score: Given the recent boom in online initiatives to support an aspirant, which were the platforms that you find useful enough during your course of preparation. Please list the sites.
Harvard lectures for public administration.
IAS Score: What is your advice to the candidates who is still in the process of preparing for this examination?
Rohan Botre: Keep consistency, plan 1 year before prelims.
Rohan Botre Mark sheet
|Essay (Paper 1)||129|
|GS 1 (Paper 2)||106|
|GS 2 (Paper 3)||82|
|GS 3 (Paper 4)||100|
|GS 4 (Paper 5)||113|
|Optional 1 (Paper 6)||116|
|Optional 2 (Paper 7)||110|
- IAS Topper’s Interview 2016 – 2017: K. Dinesh Kumar IAS Rank 06 with Pol Science Optional
- IAS Toppers Interview: Sidharth B Rank 15 CSE 2016, Political Science Optional
- IAS Topper Interview 2016-2017: Rank 26 Mallika Sudhir IAS Prepraion Strategy
- IAS Topper’s Interview 2016: Manuj Jindal IAS Rank 53
- IAS Topper’s Interview 2016 – 2017: Shashank Chaudhary IAS Rank 130, First Attempt
- IAS Topper Interview 2016-2017: Rank 306 Shashank Shekher Singh IAS Prepraion Strategy
- IAS Topper’s Interview 2015: Jasmeet Singh Sandhu AIR 03
- IAS Topper’s Interview 2015: Siddharth Jain AIR 13
- IAS Toppers Interview: EESHA PRIYA Rank 75 First Attempt
- IAS Topper’s Interview: IAS Rank 89 Sumant Sahay, 137 Marks in Essay
- IAS Topper’s Interview 2015: Rakesh Kumar Minhas AIR 91
- IAS Topper’s Interview: Jonnalagadda Snehaja Rank 103
- IAS Topper’s Interview: Rank 145 Preeti Yadav, 146 Marks in Essay
- IAS Toppers Interview: Asim Anwar Rank 149 with Management Optional
- IAS Toppers Interview: Amit Suresh Tolani Rank 151
- IAS Topper’s Interview: Dr.Ravindra Goswami Rank 152
- IAS Toppers Interview: RISHAV KUMAR JHA Rank 162
- IAS Toppers Interview: Vakul Jindal Rank 174
- IAS Toppers Interview 2015: Rank 187 Rohan Botre, 113 Marks in Ethics
- IAS Topper’s Interview: Rank 548 Ashish kumar senapati, 109 Marks in Ethics
- IAS Topper’s Strategy: Rank 374 Rahul Narwal, 110 Marks in Ethics (GS Paper 4)
- IAS Toppers Interview: Chandan Kumar Rank 373, Strategy for Ethics and Essay
- IAS Toppers Interview: Ananya Sinha Rank 259, First Attempt
- IAS Topper’s Interview: Shejole Shruti Ramrao Rank 690
- IAS Toppers Interview: Kirodi Lal Meena Rank 248
- IAS Toppers Interview: Anupam Rank 221
- IAS Toppers Interview: Rhea Joshi Rank 425
- IAS Topper’s Interview: Abhinav Agnihotri Rank 302 CSE 2015
- IAS Topper’s Interview 2015: Rahul Gupta Rank 306
- IAS Topper’s Interview 2015: Govind Mohan Rank 245
- IAS Topper’s Interview 2015: Sharat Chandra Pawar AIR 632
- IAS Toppers Interview: Nagender Bhukya Rank 733
- IAS Topper’s Interview 2015: Akhil Goel AIR 251
- IAS TOPPERS INTERVIEW 2014: Shefali Gupta AIR 601
- IAS TOPPERS INTERVIEW 2014: Joginder Singh AIR 419
- IAS Toppers Interview 2014: Shashikant Mehta, AIR 352
- IAS TOPPER’S INTERVIEW 2014 : Sandeep Chaudhary, AIR 148
- IAS TOPPER’S INTERVIEW 2014 : Raja Gopal Sunkara, AIR 49
- IAS Topper’s Interview 2014 : Shruti Pandey, AIR 114
- IAS TOPPER’S INTERVIEW 2014 : Aman Mittal, AIR 20
- Interview : Aman Kumar, IPS
- TOPPERS’ TALK with ISHANI PAUL, IPS
- Interview: Mridul Choudhary, CSE 2013
- IAS Interview Strategy Series – VII
- IAS Interview Strategy Series – V
- IAS Interview Strategy Series-IV
- IAS Interview Strategy Series-III
- IAS Interview Strategy Series-II
- IAS Interview Strategy Series-I