Junaid Ahmed, Rank 3 CSE 2018: IAS Toppers Strategy, Never Give Up!

JUNAID AHMED, RANK 3 – UPSC CSE 2018

“NEVER GIVE UP” 

What’s my motivation behind becoming a Civil Servant?

    • I started my preparation in 2014-15, and it was a long journey of 4-5 years.
    • I failed in many examinations before Civil Services. After graduation I attempted GRE and failed then I aimed for UPSC Civil Services exam.
    • In Civil Services 2017, I secured Rank352 and this year CSE 2018I have secured Rank 3.
    • In my case, one thing which transformed my performance in competitive exam is WHY?. Why do I want to become Civil Servant?Is a very important questions. If you find answer to it your performance will get boost. For all the aspirants I will suggest to Find that WHY? or REASON? then HOW ? will follow.
    • I also believe that the only difference between Successful and not so successful people is NEVERY GIVE Up attitude. We need to set positive perspective towards Failure and keep moving ahead
    • CSE journey is very encouraging and positive as it will change you as a person.

 

How did I approach the preparation?

  • Keep the process very simple. Keep your expectation in check and you will definitely get good results. There was a huge jump of 90-95 marks.
  • During preparation there are so many things to study so the important step is to Concise the sources and Revise often.
  • Competition is too much and preparation is lengthy process therefore HARDWORK and PATIENCEis the key.

GS SCORE extends heartiest congratulations to Junaid Ahmed on his great achievement and we are gratified to have been a part of his journey to Success (Rank 3) in CSE 2018.

 

Srushti Jayant Deshmukh IAS Rank 5: IAS Toppers Strategy

SRUSHTI JAYANT DESHMUKH, AIR 5 UPSC CSE 2018

UPSC ALL INDIA WOMEN TOPPER

“ANSWER WRITING SPEAKS EVERYTHING OF MY PREPARATION”

What’s my motivation behind becoming a Civil Servant?

  • My motivation came through the preparation itself. I felt how to use my learning capacities for the betterment of the unfortunate ones in the society. It pushed my through the entire process.
  • Also, the beauty of this exam is that it helps you evolve you as a better person who is more sensitive, more responsible and who looks forwards to do something good for the society.

How did I organize my studies?

  • First step is the UPSC Syllabus. Syllabus is the guiding light and it was always there on my study table to push my preparation in the right direction.
  • Also Previous Year Questions are very helpful. Many times Themes of Questions get repeated in Optional Subject Papers. So, I made notes on those topics.

How did I make study notes?

  • I divided the syllabus into Topics and organized it into different folders. It helped in REVISION. Specifically, it helps a lot in OPTIONAL Subject.

How important is Answer Writing?

  • Answer Writing is very important because it helps in getting better marks in MAINS and a good Rank in the final list. I made a habit of practicing one question every day.
  • I learnt the Art of Answer Writing by understanding the demand of questions. It will give you edge in marks.
  • I regularly collected FACTS from News Paper and revised them.
  • I referred Government reports like NITI AAYOG three year Action Agenda, Eco Survey, International Indexes and used them in writing Answers.
  • I have also included Flow CHARTs and Maps of INDIA in Answers.
  • To view my answer copies please click on the https://iasscore.in/toppers-copy

What was my approach for GS Paper 2 and GS Paper 3?

  • I did Current Affairs based study for GS Paper 2 and Paper 3 and
  • For Paper 1 – I referred only standard books.

Why TEST SERIES is important for Prelims as well as Mains?

  • It helped in judging my level of preparation.
  • I revised the paper after attempting the Tests(Prelims as well as Mains)
  • I regularly analyzedmy nature of Mistakes:
    • Silly Mistakes
    • Knowledge Gap
  • Further I used to revise and reattempt the tests to correct my mistakes.

GS SCORE extend heartiest congratulations to Srushti on her great achievement and are gratified to have been a part of her journey to success.

Pujya Priyadarshni Rank 11 CSE 2018: IAS Toppers Strategy

PUJYA PRIYADARSHINI, RANK 11 – UPSC CSE 2018

“NEVER GIVE UP”

 Educational Background

  • I am a graduate from Sri Ram College of Commerce.
  • Master in Public Administration from Columbia University
  • I worked with PW coppers for 2 and half years and then Reliance Foundation

How to  manage Professional life with Preparation of Civil services?

  • Always enter into the Civil Services Preparation with Plan B. What if you can’t clear as its very competitive and uncertain.
  • Backup plan will give you sense of security and you will be able to focus well on exam.

What was my strategy for preparation?

  • Keep the process very simple. Keep your expectation in check and you will definitely get good results. There was a huge jump of 90-95 marks.
  • During preparation there are so many things to study so the important step is to Concise the sources and Revise often.
  • Competition is too much and preparation is lengthy process therefore HARDWORK and PATIENCEis the key.

What was my Strategy for Prelims?

  • Prelimsis the toughest step and the biggest roadblock in the journey of Civil Services.
  • Syllabus and Sources –Stick to the syllabus and most important thing is limiting the SOURCES. There are more than 10 sources for every subject. Don’t get confuse.
  • I referred NCERT for Ancient India and Medieval India
  • I referred Bipan Chandra for Modern Indian India Struggle for Independence
  • Tests Seriesis must. I used to attempt Tests Daily – I attempted at least 70 tests before the Prelims. I always aimed for 110+ in my practice tests.
  • TIME MANAGEMENT – Will come with practice.
  • Educated Guessingis very important- In one go you can safely attempt 40 questions in the Prelims PAPER 1. After that you have to take calculative risk by applying the elimination process.
  • CSAT Practice – Don’t take it lightly because it’s a qualifying paper. Practice is very important.

What was my Strategy for MAINS?

  • General Studies: I used to practice 3 hours of GS Answer Writing every day.
  • I have improved a lot between 2016 and 2018 attempt.  I joined Test Series and get it checked from Teachers and Mentors.
  • I understood with time that you need to develop introductions and art of Answer writing for each paper of GS. It helped me a lot. Each paper has its own strategy which you have to understand and practice rigorously.
  •       Ethics– It’s a tough paper as there is no defined syllabus. I focussed on Case Studies and key concepts and terms in Paper 4  like Attitude, Aptitude. Part A needs substantiation with examples. In terms of time managements Ethics is a lengthy paper.
  • Optional– I decided to take Sociology and remained stick with it over the attempts.
  • Sociology helps in understanding Mains Paper 1 and 2 and Essay paper and also Ethics Paper.
  • Sociology was a very practical decision for me.
  • I used to write Sociology Answer writing for 1 hour.
  • Essay– I practiced Essay writing of Previous Year Topics. Focussed on Structuring and flow. Essay was my strength.

Approach for the Interview

  • Scored 176 (2016) to 193 (2018).
  • I have given Mock interview. But I would suggest to not overdo.
  • Take few mocks and be confident.
  • Interview is all about your own Emotional Quotient. Take feedbacks from Mock Interview and learn how you are going to place an answer.
  • Know yourself. Be who you are and play with your own strengths.

GS SCORE extends heartiest congratulations to Pujya Priyadarshni on her great achievement and we are gratified to have been a part of her journey to Success (Rank 11) in CSE 2018.

 

Trupti Ankush IAS Rank 16: True Inspiration! A Working Woman and Married for 8 Years

TRUPTI ANKUSH, AIR 16 UPSC CSE 2018

“TRUE INSPIRATION! A WORKING WOMAN AND MARRIED FOR 8 YEARS”

What’s my motivation behind becoming a Civil Servant?

  • I started to prepare for State PSC exam while I was working in Private Sector. I felt that I was not doing justice to my capabilities while in job. So decided to prepare for public services exam.
  • Once I got selected in State PSC, I thought of aiming for UPSC Civil Services exam.
  • In my CSE 2016 attempt I reached interview stage but couldn’t qualify. While appearing for 2017 Prelims exam I was not feeling up and lost the battle again. I felt very low and drop the idea of preparing. But my family supported at that crucial stage and I prepared my mind again to attempt CSE 2018.

How do I perceive Civil Services Exam, is it tough?

When I look back to my journey of preparation, I realize that it’s a game of Psychology. When I was feeling positive and good, I performed well. So be positive, be determined and you will surely clear the exam.

How did I manage time?

I was married, employed and financially independent. But time scarcity was my only concern. So I had to use my time efficiently and wisely with the support of my family.

How did I make use of News Papers?

  • During preparation I relied much on newspapers which gave me extra edge in Mains exam. I got 460 marks in GS.
  • My suggestion would be that “Keep your eyes open and be aware of your surroundings.”
  • Lakhs of students are attempting the exam so aspirants need to be competitive and think differently to get selected.

How did I improve my Answer Writing ?

  • I used current affairs in GS PAPER 2 and GS PAPER 3 answers.
  • I used my professional and personal experiences in Ethics and Essay Answers.
  • To view my answer copies please click on the https://iasscore.in/toppers-copy

Why TEST SERIES is important for Mains?

  • I joined ETHICS and ESSAY test series in GS SCORE
  • My focus was to solve all the questions in the Mains Exam.
  • I always attempted tests keeping time limits in mind. It increased my speed and performance.

My strategy for Interview

After writing Mains, I was confident to get interview call. I worked thoroughly on my Detailed Application Form (DAF).

My important suggestion to all the Aspirants

  • Leave your attitude of finding excuses.
  • Be Confident !
  • Be Patient !
  • Identify your Strengths and Fight accordingly!

GS SCORE extends heartiest congratulations to Trupti on her great achievement and are gratified to have been a part of her journey to success.

 

 

Rishita Gupta, Rank 18, CSE 2018, 1st Attempt, Pub Ad Optional, IAS Toppers Strategy

RISHITA GUPTA, RANK 18 – UPSC CSE 2018

“FIRST ATTEMPT: Public Administration Optional”

What’s my motivation behind becoming a Civil Servant?                                        

  • I cleared the exam in my first attempt because of my dedication and hard work.
  • I decided to give only one attempt and will give my 100 percent in it.
  • Exam is more about our attitude to be an Administrator, how aware we are about our surrounding instead of which coaching and which books to read.

How did I approach the preparation?

  • First step is the UPSC Syllabus Also Previous Year Questions are very helpful.
  • My whole aim was to make concepts easier and clear for me. I did this for one year and strengthened by Fundamentals through NCERTS, help from teachers and integration of current Affairs after daily reading from News Papers.
  • One of the most difficult and primary task is to simplify the process and strategy.
  • I referred common books for General Studies.

How did I make study notes and revise?

  • I divided the syllabus into Topics.
  • I ensured to make notes.
  • For Current affairs – 10 Topics in each section which are very important in the previous year.
  • I read and made notes only of what I can revise in the future.
  • It helped in REVISION. Revision is the most important thing as the syllabus is very humongous.

How important is Answer Writing in GS?

  • Answer Writing is very important because it helps in getting better marks in MAINS
  • I made a habit of practicing answer writing every day after Prelims.
  • Be very Precise and do not compromise on Quality.
  • I regularly collected current affairs from News Paper and integrated them with the syllabus.
  • To view my answer copies please click on the https://iasscore.in/toppers-copy

What was my approach for Public Administration Optional?

  • Don’t be scared about the subject based on rumours.
  • First thing is to simplify the syllabus in the most simple and most comprehensive manner.
  • Link theories in paper 1 with paper 2
  • Don’t try the generic approach as General Studies because it is an optional subject and requires specific approach to understand the theories and subjects.

Why TEST SERIES is important for Prelims as well as Mains?

  • It helps a lot in assessing your preparation. I made a habit of attempting 100 questions for Prelims a day continuously for 5 months starting from January.
  • For Mains, most important pillar of preparation is ANSWER WRITING.
  • Do as much answer writing as you can possibly.
  • Attempt Previous Year questions.
  • Read news from the perspective of Public Administration optional also.
  • Write at least 2 questions of Pub Ad per day after Prelims.
  • Do not lose on your quality in Mains exam. Ensure that your quality does not get down while you are writing answers.

What’s my strategy for Interview?

  • From the very first day, try to prepare yourself for the interview.
  • Why I have to do it? What’s my life journey?

GS SCORE extends heartiest congratulations to Rishita on her great achievement and we are gratified to have been a part of her journey to Success (Rank 18)  in CSE 2018.

Rishab C A, Rank 23, CSE 2018: Geography Optional Preparation Strategy, Marks 298

Geography Optional: Preparation Strategy

 “Geography optional being the scoring optional provide you the leverage of getting extra time to prepare other subjects due to overlapping of topics in GS 1 and GS 3”

  • Rishab CA AIR 23

WHAT WAS MY APPROACH TO PREPARE FOR GEOGRAPHY OPTIONAL?

  • Syllabus: First step is to by heart the key words of the Syllabus
  • Integrate Static + Current: Interlink the current related news from different sources (Yojna, kurukshetra, and newspaper) with the topics given in UPSC syllabus.
  • Answer Writing: Identify the possible questions which can be asked from the topics given in the syllabus (for references use past year previous UPSC Geo. Optional paper).
  • Solve previous year mains question to cover maximum topic in less time.
  • Time Management is the key.

WHAT SOURCES DID I FOLLOW?

Paper I

  • Geomorphology: NCERTs, G.C LEONG
  • Geomorphology: Book by Savinder Singh. (Use one note book to practice diagrams)
  • Climatology: Physical geography by Savinder Singh, Physical geography by D.S Lal and use Internet wisely. For the dynamic syllabus: Yojna and Internet (Applied Climatology, Global warming, Urban Heat Island)
  • Oceanography: Savinder Singh (Physical geography) & NOAA book (pdf available on Internet).
  • Bio & Env Geography: Topic Soil by Rupa made Simple and Internet (Current affairs).
  • Perspectives: Book by Majid Husain & Sudipta Adhikari, epgpathshala website (https://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/).
  • Economic Geography: Internet, Current affairs & recent events.
  • Settlement Geography: Geographical thoughts by Majid Husain.
  • Modern Theories and Laws : Book by Siddhartha & Mukherjee.

Paper II

  • Fully Current affair based, over lapping with Geo. Of India & Interlinking of different chapters.
  • Compile Current affairs related to the topic on Ever note and Revise it several times.
  • Fully Dynamic paper, books I have referred was D.R Khullar and Majid Husain.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Stick to Syllabus
  • Solve 25 Years Previous Questions and Revise it Several times.
  • In Answer Writing : Practise Mapping and include 4 maps in 20 marks Q , 3 maps in 15 marks Q, 2 maps in 10 marks Q.

 

GS SCORE extends heartiest congratulations to Rishab on his great achievement and we are gratified to have been a part of his journey to Success (Rank 23) in CSE 2018.

Himanshu Nagpal IAS Rank 26 First Attempt: Tough Journey of an IAS Topper

First Attempt: Tough Journey of an IAS Topper

I opted civil services as a career there was nothing called child-hood dream, some wants to become a doctor and some wants to be a pilot so I decided to become a Deputy Collector”

Positive Attitude and Hard Work are the Stepping Stone to Success
  • I come from a very humble background. I lost my Father just one month before beginning of my graduation classes.
  • I have done my graduation from Hansraj College of Delhi University. During initial phase of my graduation I was very under confident guy, bad in spoken English, very shy to ask any question in class.
  • With the progress of time, I worked hard and gained much confidence to start my preparation of Civil Services examination.
  • With consistent efforts, I have secured AIR 9 Rank in Commerce & Accountancy exam.
  • In 2018 CSE, I secured AIR 26
What was my Approach towards Civil Services Exam?

PRELIMS

  • Build Foundation: I have built my foundation with the help of NCERT as they are very much important to have a basic understanding of topics as mentioned in the syllabus of UPSC.
  • Meticulous Planning: I planned to finish study of UPSC syllabus by the end of February with proper revisions.
  • Test Series: After February, I joined test series, and after giving each test I made a habit of spending at least 3 hours to analyse my answers by grasping relevant information to enhance my knowledge base. (I would suggest to each aspirants do not give test just for the sake of marks, use it as a Learning tool). That’s how I identified my weak areas with the help of test series and worked upon it.

MAINS

  • After prelims, I devoted first 2 months for my optional subject (Commerce and accountancy which was my graduation subject also.)
  • By the end of August I had notes of all the topics which were mentioned in the syllabus in the form of Definition, Main Context And Way Forward.
  • Last 2 months I devoted for revising GS subjects and Answer Writing Practise. (Although due to scarcity of time I was unable to practise much. (Lesson: Start answer writing practise as soon as possible)

INTERVIEW

  • Interview is the test of personality and while preparing for the interview you need to have a right guidance.
  • Enrol yourself for mock interviews; work on the feedbacks that you receive from the panel.
  • What you are as a person should reflect in your answer.
  • Be aware of the happenings in the surroundings.

KEY TO SUCCESS

                                                             “BELIEF IN YOURSELF”

 GS SCORE extends heartiest congratulations to Himanshu Nagpal on his great achievement and we are gratified to have been a part of his journey to Success (Rank 26) in CSE 2018.

Akshay Agrawal, Rank 43, CSE 2018, 1st Attempt, Self Assessment in Preparation is the Key to Success

Amritpal Kaur, IAS Rank 44: Ethics, Essay and Optional are Game Changer, IAS Toppers Strategy

SRUSHTI JAYANT DESHMUKH, AIR 5 UPSC CSE 2018

UPSC ALL INDIA WOMEN TOPPER

“ANSWER WRITING SPEAKS EVERYTHING OF MY PREPARATION”

What’s my motivation behind becoming a Civil Servant?

  • My motivation came through the preparation itself. I felt how to use my learning capacities for the betterment of the unfortunate ones in the society. It pushed my through the entire process.
  • Also, the beauty of this exam is that it helps you evolve you as a better person who is more sensitive, more responsible and who looks forwards to do something good for the society.

How did I organize my studies?

  • First step is the UPSC Syllabus. Syllabus is the guiding light and it was always there on my study table to push my preparation in the right direction.
  • Also Previous Year Questions are very helpful. Many times Themes of Questions get repeated in Optional Subject Papers. So, I made notes on those topics.

How did I make study notes?

  • I divided the syllabus into Topics and organized it into different folders. It helped in REVISION. Specifically, it helps a lot in OPTIONAL Subject.

How important is Answer Writing?

  • Answer Writing is very important because it helps in getting better marks in MAINS and a good Rank in the final list. I made a habit of practicing one question every day.
  • I learnt the Art of Answer Writing by understanding the demand of questions. It will give you edge in marks.
  • I regularly collected FACTS from News Paper and revised them.
  • I referred Government reports like NITI AAYOG three year Action Agenda, Eco Survey, International Indexes and used them in writing Answers.
  • I have also included Flow CHARTs and Maps of INDIA in Answers.
  • To view my answer copies please click on the https://iasscore.in/toppers-copy

What was my approach for GS Paper 2 and GS Paper 3?

  • I did Current Affairs based study for GS Paper 2 and Paper 3 and
  • For Paper 1 – I referred only standard books.

Why TEST SERIES is important for Prelims as well as Mains?

  • It helped in judging my level of preparation.
  • I revised the paper after attempting the Tests(Prelims as well as Mains)
  • I regularly analyzedmy nature of Mistakes:
    • Silly Mistakes
    • Knowledge Gap
  • Further I used to revise and reattempt the tests to correct my mistakes.

GS SCORE extend heartiest congratulations to Srushti on her great achievement and are gratified to have been a part of her journey to success.

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‘Be aware of pitfalls’- Abhilash Baranwal, AIR 44, CSE 2017, 4th attempt

All what UPSC demands for, is an awareness of the examination, rather than opting different strategies at a same time.
Avoiding pitfalls can take you to your goal…

A doctor, a diabetic patient and the message for all: Hasrat Jasmine, AIR 226, CSE 2017d

” You are a warrior, warriors don’t give up and they don’t back down.”
Story of Dr. Hasrat Jasmin teaches us how to fight back our weaknesses.
Anything is possible!!!

Yes, it’s possible, if I can why not you!!! Mamta, IAS Rank 45 in 5th attempt CSE 2017

The impossible exists only until we find a way to make it possible!!!
So keep going. Each step may get harder, but don’t stop.

The view is beautiful at the top!

Don’t Repeat Mistakes, Pooja Ranawat Rank 258, 5th attempt, without qualifying prelims in 4 attempts

“Small is beutiful”- follow less resources and gain more…

What you need to get success, is a zeal of achieving it, and that too till end and at your best…

Ankit Pannu, IAS Rank 31 CSE 2017, Notes Making and Newspaper Reading Strategy

Covering every bit of paper is tough, but making small notes and developing self generated ideas are helpful to prove yourself in a better way in this competitive exam.
Learn to make precise notes…

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Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today…

This journey is tough but the ultimate fruit is sweet. So keep fighting!!!

Learning from the mistakes, Aparajita IAS Rank 40 CSE 2017, 3rd attempt, History Optional

It’s not always possible to walk on right track. .. but most important part of it is to learn from your mistakes. ..!!!

So it’s better to learn from other’s mistake! !!

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

There is no substitute to self motivation…

Doesn’t matters from where you are, what matters is your destination.

So decide it and crack it…

Holistic Approach of IAS Preparations, Swapneel Paul- IAS Rank 64, from Nagaland

“Being result oriented is good, but if you can make it process oriented, nothing can stop you to achieve it”

So, holistic approach for the exam preparation is the best tool to crack this tough nut.

Managing Resource Effectively, strategy by IAS Topper Rahul Bhat, Rank 68, From J&K

Following too many people and things at a time is like taking too many paths and reaching nowhere.

Learn to manage your resources…

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If you start with the focus on bull’s eye…

Nothing can stop you to achieve it, not even your weaknesses…

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Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort makes all the difference!!!

Make your smart work your tool for this examination…

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“Not having time is just an excuse, if you really want to crack it; you can manage your time too.”

How one can judiciously use this time to get his best, Ketan is putting best example for it.
Learn to utilise time.

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Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.

So work until you no longer have to introduce yourself!!!

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“Time and tide waits for none”, utilize every second of yours.

Because the art of time management is the key to success!!!

Bounce Back from Low Days, Rao Praveen Singh, Rank 152 CSE 2017, IAS Toppers Strategy

Things may not go the way you planned, but that doesn’t mean you lose hope, stay positive and stay focused.

Always be ready to fight back…

Chasing goal till 6th and last attempt, Lavanya Gupta, AIR 298 CSE 2017, IAS toppers story

Sometimes life is about risking everything for at dream no one can see but you.

Same in case of Lavanya, was like being fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.

She kept trying and she made it….

Thanks to Seniors & Elders, IAS Preparation Strategy by Himanshu, CSE Rank 773

Learning from the people who have walked the path before you, can get the best out of you…

And also make you smart to avoid the mistakes what others have committed…

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IAS Toppers Interview: EESHA PRIYA Rank 75 First Attempt

Name EESHA PRIYA
Rank in CSE 2015 75
Total Attempts in CSE 1
Optional Subject public administration
Medium English

Education

Class 10 percentage of marks 94
 Class 12Percentage of marks 82
Graduation: College and marks 83 (Btech)
Post graduation: College and marks N/A
Any other course Senior Engineer at Larsen &Toubro

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Name Sumant Sahay
Rank in CSE 2015 89
Total Attempts in CSE 4
Optional Subject History
Medium English

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Name:    Rakesh Kumar Minhas
Rank in CSE 2015:   91
Optional Subject:  Medical Science

Education:

Class 10 percentage of marks:  93%
Class 12Percentage of marks:  85%
Graduation: College and marks:  65% Baba Farid Univ. of Health Science
Post graduation: College and marks Govt. Medical College (Patiala) MS (Surgery)

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IAS Topper’s Interview: Jonnalagadda Snehaja Rank 103

Name Jonnalagadda Snehaja
Rank in CSE 2015 103
Total Attempts in CSE 4
Optional Subject Commerce and accountancy
Medium English

Education

Class 10 percentage of marks 86.3
 Class 12 Percentage of marks 93.8
Graduation: College and marks B.Com, IGNOU – 67.38
Post graduation: College and marks
Any other course CA

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IAS Topper’s Interview: Rank 145 Preeti Yadav, 146 Marks in Essay

Name Preeti Yadav
Rank in CSE 2015 145
Total Attempts in CSE 3
Optional Subject Public Administration
Medium English

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IAS Toppers Interview: Asim Anwar Rank 149 with Management Optional

Name Asim Anwar
Rank in CSE 2015 149
Total Attempts in CSE 4
Optional Subject Management
Medium English

Education

Class 10 percentage of marks 83%
 Class 12Percentage of marks 85%
Graduation: College and marks B.E. (Computer Sc) from PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore. Marks: 73%
Post graduation: College and marks PGDM from IIM Calcutta (CGPA: 6.5/9.0)
Work experience Worked as an investment banker for six years prior to writing UPSC

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IAS Topper’s Interview: Dr.Ravindra Goswami Rank 152

Name Dr.Ravindra Goswami
Rank in CSE 2015 152
Total Attempts in CSE 2
Optional Subject Medical science
Medium English

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IAS Toppers Interview: RISHAV KUMAR JHA Rank 162

Name RISHAV KUMAR JHA
Rank in CSE 2015 162
Total Attempts in CSE 2
Optional Subject MAITHILI
Medium ENGLISH

Education

Class 10 percentage of marks 98
 Class 12 Percentage of marks 78
Graduation: College and marks NIT SURATHKAL (6.7 CGPA)
Post graduation: College and marks NA
Any other course NA

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IAS Toppers Interview: Vakul Jindal Rank 174

Name Vakul Jindal
Rank in CSE 2015 174
Total Attempts in CSE 3
Optional Subject Physics
Medium English

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IAS Topper’s Interview: Rank 548 Ashish kumar senapati, 109 Marks in Ethics

Name Ashish kumar senapati
Rank in CSE 2015 548
Total Attempts in CSE 2
Optional Subject Public administration
Medium English

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IAS Toppers Interview: Ananya Sinha Rank 259, First Attempt

Name Ananya Sinha
Rank in CSE 2015 259
Total Attempts in CSE 1
Optional Subject Law
Medium English

 

Education

Class 10 percentage of marks 94%
 Class 12Percentage of marks 96.75%
Graduation: College and marks 64.7% Shri Ram College of Commerse
Post graduation: College and marks 61% Faculty of Law, University of Delhi
Any other course N/A

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IAS Toppers Interview: Kirodi Lal Meena Rank 248

Name Kirodi Lal Meena
Rank in CSE 2015 248
Total Attempts in CSE 3
Optional Subject Anthropology
Medium English

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IAS Toppers Interview: Anupam Rank 221

Name Anupam
Rank in CSE 2015 221
Total Attempts in CSE 3
Optional Subject Sociology
Medium English

Education

Class 10 percentage of marks 89%
 Class 12 Percentage of marks 80%
Graduation: College and marks 84%

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IAS Toppers Interview: Rhea Joshi Rank 425

Name Rhea Joshi
Rank in CSE 2015 425
Total Attempts in CSE 3 (Did not clear prelims in previous attempts)
Optional Subject Law
Medium English

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IAS Topper’s Interview 2015: Govind Mohan Rank 245

Name Govind Mohan
Rank in CSE 2015 245
Total Attempts in CSE 04
Optional Subject Philosophy
Medium English

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IAS Topper’s Interview 2015: Sharat Chandra Pawar AIR 632

 

Name Sharat Chandra Pawar
Rank in CSE 2015 632
Total Attempts in CSE 2
Optional Subject Anthropology
Medium English

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IAS Toppers Interview: Nagender Bhukya Rank 733

Name Nagender Bhukya
Rank in CSE 2015 733
Total Attempts in CSE 3
Optional Subject Anthropology
Medium English

Education

Class 10 percentage of marks 88
 Class 12 Percentage of marks 94
Graduation: College and marks JNTU Campus Hyderabad. 70% in Electrical stream.
Post graduation: College and marks N/A
Any other course

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IAS TOPPERS INTERVIEW 2014: Shefali Gupta AIR 601

IAS Score: Which is the most difficult part of this exam and why? What was your strategy for tackling this difficult part?

Shefali Gupta: The most difficult part while preparing included the scope of study and how to cover the most of syllabus in given time. So the planning and right strategy to have time bound targets helped me the most.

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IAS TOPPERS INTERVIEW 2014: Joginder Singh AIR 419

IAS Score: Which is the most difficult part of this exam and why? What was your strategy for tackling this difficult part?

Joginder Singh: For me difficult part was to get success in Prelims as this was my grey area. I was more confident in mains.
My strategy: mainly I read on polity, modern history, economics, ecology from one source that too repeatedly.

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IAS Toppers Interview 2014: Shashikant Mehta, AIR 352

 

IAS Score: Which is the most difficult part of this exam and why? What was your strategy for tackling this difficult part?

Shashikant Mehta: Uncertain nature of the exam pattern and vast syllabus is the most challenging part. Planned approach and answer writing practice can tackle this.

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IAS TOPPER’S INTERVIEW 2014 : Raja Gopal Sunkara, AIR 49

IAS Score: Which is the most difficult part of this exam and why? What was your strategy for tackling this difficult part?

Raja Gopal Sunkara: The most difficult part is identifying the right books/material/coaching centre. Identifying the same is

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IAS Topper’s Interview 2014 : Shruti Pandey, AIR 114

IAS Score: Which is the most difficult part of this exam and why? What was your strategy for tackling this difficult part?

Shruti Pandey: Conquering Main Examination was the most difficult part for me. I could clear preliminary exam with relative ease and with good margin but I failed to clear main examination in my first three attempts.

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IAS TOPPER’S INTERVIEW 2014 : Aman Mittal, AIR 20

IAS Score: Which is the most difficult part of this exam and why? What was your strategy for tackling this difficult part? 

Aman Mittal: I think the most difficult part of the exam is certainly the mains part because of the length and importance in the final result. Tackling this requires dedicated effort and sufficient written practice before the day of the exam.

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Interview : Aman Kumar, IPS

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

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TOPPERS’ TALK with ISHANI PAUL, IPS

TOPPERS’ TALK with ISHANI PAUL, IPS

“ Civil Services are perhaps the spine of the machinery driving this country”- Ishani Paul

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Interview: Mridul Choudhary, CSE 2013

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

Mridul- Prelims: With the introduction of csat , prelims have become more about scoring high in aptitude paper so as to ensure success

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IAS Interview Strategy Series – VII

FACING THE INTERVIEW BOARD

TOPPER SPEAKS: Ishani Paul, IPS, 2013

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IAS Interview Strategy Series – V

FACING THE INTERVIEW BOARD

TOPPER SPEAKS: Krishna Chaitanya K., IRTS, 2013

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IAS Interview Strategy Series-IV

FACING THE INTERVIEW BOARD

TOPPER SPEAKS: Suman D. Pennekar, IPS, 2013

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IAS Interview Strategy Series-III

FACING THE INTERVIEW BOARD

TOPPER SPEAKS: Rohit Dev Jha, IRS (IT), 2013

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IAS Interview Strategy Series-II

FACING THE INTERVIEW BOARD
TOPPER SPEAKS: Maneesh, IPS, 2013

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IAS Interview Strategy Series-I

FACING THE INTERVIEW BOARD

TOPPER SPEAKS: Rahul Arya, IPS

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