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Preparation strategy and experiences about the successful candidates in Civil Services Exam 2015

Success in Civil Services Examination can come only through ‘Planned Hard-work’ says Tina Dabi (AIR 1; CSE 2015)

On Sunday 15th May 2016  

For a 22 year old girl, topping Civil Services Examination is a dream come true and it was unbelievable when she first checked her result to find her name at the top of the merit-list in her first encounter with this examination.

For Tina Dabi, it has been a well-deserved success for her as she has put in planned hard-work.


Last Update Thursday 18th July 2019

18-07-2019
Civil Services Examination is not an exam; now, it is a social obsession; says Jasmeet Singh Sandhu (AIR 3; CSE 2015)

On Monday 16th May 2016  

The craze for Civil Services Examination is not limited to candidates only; your family, friends and close ones expect you to take a plunge and wish to see you emerge successful.

Fortifying post in Indian Administrative Services for himself with AIR 3 in Civil Services Examination 2015, Jasmeet Singh Sandhu fuliflled the desires of parents and well-wishers. 


Last Update Thursday 18th July 2019

18-07-2019
I was not alone on this journey, my family was my support system; says Anurag Chander (AIR 11; CSE 2015)

On Monday 16th May 2016  

With his roots in Baijnath (Himachal Pradesh), an engineer Anurag Chander has produced outstanding result and has grabbed 11th rank in Civil Services Examination 2015.


Last Update Thursday 18th July 2019

18-07-2019
Keep trying, we don’t get opportunities again and again; says 21st Rank Shalini Duhan

On Monday 16th May 2016  

Shalini Duhan, a girl from a village (Shahrmalpur, District Panipat, Haryana) has not only become a role model for her brother; but, also for many others who have caliber; but, adverse circumstances stops them from coming to the fore.


Last Update Thursday 18th July 2019

18-07-2019
Any failure doesn’t define you as a Failure; believes Siddharth Jain (AIR 13; CSE 2015)

On Tuesday 17th May 2016  

Civil Services Examination is tough and everyone knows it well. Any unpleasant outcome in previous attempt does not establish you as failure.

You need to analyze and find the reason behind obstructions. Disappointment comes with such failures; but, with confidence and consistency in efforts, you can achieve anything.


Last Update Thursday 18th July 2019

18-07-2019
Be courageous and put in your soul to achieve your goals, says Dr. Indu Jakhar (AIR 30; CSE 2015)

On Wednesday 18th May 2016  

In her 2nd attempt Dr. Indu Jakhar has made her family proud by securing 30th rank in Civil Services Examination 2015.

As she took her first attempt immediately after completing graduation, some gaps were left, but, she considered it as stepping stone to success.


Last Update Thursday 18th July 2019

18-07-2019
Civil Services Examination is about ‘You’; so, get-up-and-go for it, says Artika Shukla (AIR 4; CSE 2015)

On Thursday 19th May 2016  

Artika Shukla, a doctor has secured 4th rank in Civil Services Examination 2015.

Her secret of success: "For success in Civil Services Examination, clarity about the exam-plan and understanding intricacies involved helps the most."


Last Update Thursday 18th July 2019

18-07-2019
Anuradha Pal (62nd Rank) is IAS Topper with Hindi Medium in Civil Services Examination 2015

On Tuesday 24th May 2016  

When there is doubts and uncertainties about Hindi medium performance in Civil Services Examination, Anuradha Pal (AIR 62; CSE 2015) has achieved brilliant success with Hindi Medium. Despite rural background, lack of resources and with no knowledge about the intricacies involved, she has moved toward her goal step-by-step.


Last Update Thursday 18th July 2019

18-07-2019
When inspiration comes from someone close it becomes easier to achieve; says Amit Pal Sharma (AIR 17; CSE 2015)

On Wednesday 25th May 2016  

For success in Civil Services Examination if you have a strong desire and then, you have family members to support you, the pressure is off as you commence preparation. With success of my brother Ajay Pal Sharma (IPS) it became easier for me to plan for Civil Services Examination preparation and motivation from my father and my brother helped me sail through. 


Last Update Thursday 18th July 2019

18-07-2019
After my success in previous attempt, I gained a clear sense of the direction my endeavor is going in; says ATHAR AAMIR UL SHAFI KHAN (AIR 2; CSE 2015)

On Wednesday 25th May 2016  

Success in Civil Services Examination is never easy; but, if you are capable and committed, it is with in your reach. One such youngster from a remote area in Kashmir Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan has achieved a brilliant success in Civil Services Examination 2015 and grabbed 2nd rank.


Last Update Thursday 18th July 2019

18-07-2019
I commenced my preparation with a clear-cut strategy and moved as per my plan; says Aayush Garg (AIR-63; CSE 2015)

On Sunday 29th May 2016  

For a qualified Chartered Accountant, venturing into Civil Services Examination was like grabbing major opportunity when it occurred. For Aayush Garg (AIR-63; CSE 2015), success in first attempt is no less than a mesmerizing moment of life; after all he achieving what he aspired for that too in style.


Last Update Thursday 18th July 2019

18-07-2019
“I was looking at a career that gives me satisfaction for another 35 years of professional life, says Ansul Agarwal (AIR 47; CSE 2015)

On Sunday 5th June 2016  

For an Engineer from IIT Mumbai, Anshul Agarwal journey towards career in ‘Civil Services’ has been as usual with lots of ups and downs. He has secured 47th rank in the merit-list.


Last Update Thursday 18th July 2019

18-07-2019
I believe, Commerce Background Candidates score over others on ‘Sheer Guts'; says Aayush Garg (AIR 63; CSE 2015)

On Sunday 5th June 2016  

A lot of Commerce background candidates shy away from Civil Services Examination and just give up without even giving it a try. Aayush Garg (AIR 63; CSE 2015) has given solid reasons for success and how Commerce background candidates can chart out their strategies for Civil Services Examination.


Last Update Thursday 18th July 2019

18-07-2019
My father has been my idol and source of inspiration, says Anshul Kumar (AIR 293; CSE 2015)

On Tuesday 7th June 2016  

Anshul Kumar, B.Tech. (Electrical Enginneering) from MNNIT, Allahabad has cracked the Civil Services Examination 2015 and has secured 293rd rank. He also got selected this year in Indian Forest Services (IFoS 2015).


Last Update Thursday 18th July 2019

18-07-2019
Civil Services Examination is a Mental-Game of Perseverance; says Lakshay Sharma (AIR 222; CSE 2015)

On Wednesday 15th June 2016  

Lakshay Sharma from Chandigarh is just 25 year old and has been obsessive about career in ‘Civil Services’. In 4 attempts he has undertaken, out of these cracked Civil Services Examination 3 times. He has secured 222nd rank in Civil Services Examination 2015 with History as optional subject.


Last Update Thursday 18th July 2019

18-07-2019
My ‘Personal Preparation Manifesto’ helped me crack Civil Services Examination says Gandharva Rathore (AIR 93; CSE 2015)

On Saturday 11th June 2016  

Gandharva Rathore has secured 93rd Rank in Civil Services Examination 2015. It was her second attempt and her optional subject was Commerce & Accountancy.


Last Update Thursday 18th July 2019

18-07-2019
If I can clear Civil Services Examination, anyone can do it; says Premsukh Delu (AIR 170; CSE 2015)

On Sunday 12th June 2016  

Coming from rural background and cracking the prestigious Civil Services Examination in second attempt shows his grit and determination. And what worked for him – Honesty and will to succeed.


Last Update Thursday 18th July 2019

18-07-2019
Be original. Whatever you read try to internalize and do lots of writing practice for success in Civil Services Exam; says Lokesh Mishra (AIR 44; CSE 2015)

On Friday 17th June 2016  

Lokesh Mishra is the youngest among them 4 brothers and sisters who have made it to the ‘Civil Services’ in last three years. He has secured 44th rank in the prestigious Civil Services Examination 2015.


Last Update Thursday 18th July 2019

18-07-2019
“It is indeed going to be a shorter time-period for accomplishing the task if one is really focused and dedicated”, says Khumanthem Diana Devi (AIR 24; CSE 2015)

On Friday 17th June 2016  

In her second attempt a Manipuri girl, Khumanthem Diana Devi, has cleared Civil Services Examination 2015 and with 24th rank in her kitty, she is all set to start a promising career in Indian Administrative Services (IAS).

Being JRF, Diana had opportunity to pursue career in academics and had cracked Indian Forest Services Examination as well, but career in esteemed ‘Civil Services’ was her ultimate goal.


Last Update Thursday 18th July 2019

18-07-2019
For working candidates, Perseverance is the only Key to Success in Civil Services Examination, Says R Vaithinathan (AIR 37; CSE 2015)

On Sunday 19th June 2016  

For a self-motivated doctor finding his way toward destination was not at all easy.

While preparing for Civil Services Examination this Puducherry boy R Vaithinathan was working and managed all in such a way that he cracked CSE 2015 in style and grabbed 37th rank.

No doubt, it took a little longer; but, after failing in last four attempts, he made a strong comeback and secured a rank that ensures post in Indian Administrative Services (IAS).


Last Update Thursday 18th July 2019

18-07-2019
“Knowing the facts and requirements at each stage of examination makes things manageable as well as more productive”, says Ashish Tiwari (AIR 6; CSE 2015)

On Friday 24th June 2016  

Ashish Tiwari is one of the candidates who thought of ‘Civil Services’ when it clicked to him and prepared without caring for others; moved along the path with his own understanding of the things and produced a brilliant success by securing 6th rank in Civil Services Examination 2015.


Last Update Thursday 18th July 2019

18-07-2019
A Strategy Smart-Work and Consistency will help you crack IAS Exam; says Saurabh (AIR142; CSE 2015)

On Thursday 23rd June 2016  

For a consistent campaigner, luck opened the door in his fourth attempt as Saurabh emerged successful in Civil Services Examination 2015. He secured 142nd rank.


Last Update Thursday 18th July 2019

18-07-2019
Success is not that easy; you have to work hard and smart to crack Civil Services Examination; says Shrikrishnanath B Panchal (AIR 16; CSE 2015)

On Friday 24th June 2016  

Shrikrishnanath B Panchal, a doctor, has secured 16th rank in Civil Services Examination 2015.

It was his 3rd attempt and he has gone ahead with his own subject ‘Medical science’ as optional subject.


Last Update Thursday 18th July 2019

18-07-2019
“Having a strong motivation, self-belief and perseverance is the key to my success” Samir Saurabh (AIR 127; CSE 2015)

On Saturday 25th June 2016  

In his fourth attempt, Samir Saurabh, a B.Tech in Computer Science has cracked Civil Services Examination 2015 and has secured 127th Rank.

He had Anthropology as optional subject.


Last Update Thursday 18th July 2019

18-07-2019
“If you are constantly challenging yourself, the progression is there for the taking” says Annapurna Garg (AIR 68; CSE 2015)

On Sunday 10th July 2016  

Passion for career in ‘Civil Services’ lures attention of educated and aspiring youth and Annapurna Garg is no exception. She took first attempt barely 5 days after completion of post-graduation and appeared in Civil Services Examination 2013 lacking effective preparation.

But, soon she realized the mistake and prepared efficiently and wrote Main Examination in CSE 2014; but, fell short of few marks to clear it.

In her 3rd attempt, she cleared Civil Services Examination 2015 and has secured 68th Rank in the merit-list.


Last Update Thursday 18th July 2019

18-07-2019
Beginners are susceptible to traps; but, being vigil, you can bring back your preparation on track; says Saloni Rai (AIR 22; CSE 2015)

On Sunday 10th July 2016  

Saloni Rai, a commerce graduate had a short stint with the corporate world; but, soon realized the importance of ‘Civil Services’ that offers such a diversity in the scope of work.

Her foray in to Civil Services Examination started with 2013 exam and she cleared all the three continuous attempts she took; while initial two attempt got her ranks lower in the merit-list, this third attempt accomplished her task and she got 22nd rank in Civil Services Examination 2015.


Last Update Thursday 18th July 2019

18-07-2019
Showing courage for appearing in Civil Services Examination at an age of 28 was not an easy decision, says Nitin Sangwan (AIR 28; CSE 2015)

On Monday 11th July 2016  

Commencing career with computer software giant Infosys, married for 4 years and father of little princess aged 3 – all factors that force a common youth to put-off plans for venturing into something extra-ordinary and shifting focus on foray in to Civil Services Examination.

But, 32 years old Nitin Sangwan has woven a different story and has achieved brilliant success by achieving 28th rank in Civil Services Examination 2015.


Last Update Thursday 18th July 2019

18-07-2019
“I was surrounded by influencers - my family members who always encouraged me to perform”, says Jatin Lal (AIR 42; CSE 2015)

On Tuesday 12th July 2016  

It is quite easy to succumb or to escape from the tough situations; but, if you are determined and are surrounded by positive people who constantly challenge you to move forward, chances are it may take a little longer; but, in the end you will emerge as a champion.

One such winner is Jatin Lal, who fulfilled the commitment he has made to himself as much needed push in career progression has given him a place in the coveted Indian Administrative Services (IAS)


Last Update Thursday 18th July 2019

18-07-2019
Don’t cloud mind with destructive thoughts like “what if I don’t make it”, says Vidhya Sagar Naidu V (AIR 101; CSE 2015)

On Thursday 14th July 2016  

Computer Science (B.Tech) graduate, Vidhya Sagar Naidu V from Hyderabad has cracked Civil Services Examination 2015 in his second attempt and has secured 101st rank in merit-list that got him post in Indian Police Service (IPS).

He kept History as optional subject.


Last Update Thursday 18th July 2019

18-07-2019
Optional Subject has got power to make or break your Dreams; says Misha Singh (AIR 64; CSE 2015)

On Sunday 17th July 2016  

Misha Singh, a Law graduate from National Law University, Lucknow and an ardent fan of RBI Governor, Raghuram Rajan has cracked Civil Services Examination 2015 in her third attempt and has secured 64th rank.

She had kept faith in her own subject - Law that she picked as optional subject.


Last Update Thursday 18th July 2019

18-07-2019
“When I started Civil Services Examination preparation, I couldn’t see the future; but, I gave it all that I have” says 46th rank Saurabh Gaharwar

On Tuesday 19th July 2016  

While lots of talented youth find excuse of working, being married and other obligations to cover their inability to set Goals; a few achievers set an example for others to follow.

Saurabh Gaharwar, pursuing senior residency at AIIMS has secured 46th rank in Civil Services Examination 2015 and accomplished the task in his first attempt itself.


Last Update Thursday 18th July 2019

18-07-2019
“Ensure that the motivation and drive to join Civil Service should emanate from self” says 52nd Rank Richie Pandey

On Monday 1st August 2016  

Richie Pandey, B.E. from NSIT, Delhi University (2010), MBA from FMS, Delhi University (2013) focused his attention on making career in ‘Civil services’ immediately after completing MBA. After all, he had the most valuable source of advice for examination strategy first, his father and second, his friend, Munish Sharma (AIR 2, CSE 2013).

He secured 52nd rank in Civil Services Examination and accomplished his mission.


Last Update Thursday 18th July 2019

18-07-2019
“I just kept moving on my path and focussed all attention on the goal” says first attempt achiever Kumar Harsh (AIR 43; CSE 2015)

On Sunday 7th August 2016  

‘Beginner’s Mindset’ encapsulates all the aspirations and enthusiasm and if one remains focussed, it is not difficult to understand the intricacies involved in Civil Services Examination preparation.

Success in first attempt is motivating and as Kumar Harsh got inspired by some previous year’s toppers; now with his scintillating success he has also joined the bandwagon and his success will motivate thousands of future aspirants to take a plunge and come out victorious in first attempt.


Last Update Thursday 18th July 2019

18-07-2019
“Hard work, smart study and self-belief worked for me in getting the career I chose for me” says Sarneet Kaur Broca (AIR 39; CSE 2015)

On Tuesday 9th August 2016  

Sarneet Kaur Broca, B.Tech, Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Delhi) has grabbed 39th rank in Civil Services Examination 2015.

It was her third attempt and she picked Chemistry as optional subject.


Last Update Thursday 18th July 2019

18-07-2019
“My not-so-educated parents' staunch belief in role of education to bring change in lives has been the greatest factor in my Success” says 41st Rank Shailesh Kumar

On Wednesday 10th August 2016  

Shailesh Kumar, B. Tech. (Mechanical Engineering from HBTI, Kanpur 2009) has secured 41st Rank in Civil Services Examination 2015.

It was his third attempt that got his the desired post. Earlier, in both occasions, Shailesh cleared the examination; CSE 2013 he got 808th rank that got him Indian Revenue Services (C&CE) and in CSE 2014 he got 854th Rank.

In all these attempts, Shailesh has kept Sociology as optional subject.


Last Update Thursday 18th July 2019

18-07-2019
“With patience and perseverance only I could prove my self-worth and took all setbacks as process of learning and growing” says 132nd rank Swapnil G Wankhade

On Saturday 23rd July 2016  

With motivation from his father and lots of encouragement and support from friends, Swapnil G Wankhade made it to Indian Administrative Services (IAS) in his fourth attempt.

He secured 132nd rank in Civil Services Examination 2015.


Last Update Tuesday 16th July 2019

16-07-2019
“Consistency and Patience helped me get through the Civil Services Examination” says Vinit Agarwal (AIR 128; CSE 2015)

On Wednesday 20th July 2016  

A Mechanical Engineer, Vinit Agarwal has cracked Civil Services Examination 2015 in his second attempt and has secured 128th rank in the Merit-List.

 


Last Update Tuesday 16th July 2019

16-07-2019
“Besides academics, it is a test of one's patience and perseverance” says Rachit Rawat (IFS, CSE 2015)

On Sunday 31st July 2016  

A commerce graduate, Rachit Rawat has cracked Civil Services Examination 2015 and has got a post in Indian Foreign Service (IFS). It was his second attempt.

In earlier attempt also he tasted success and was allocated Indian Postal Service in first attempt.


Last Update Tuesday 16th July 2019

16-07-2019
“I could give my best as my parent’s sacrifice was a major motivating factor” says Ravindra Khatale, IAS

On Tuesday 2nd August 2016  

When you take some steps for career development, first you plan, then initiate actions and slowly advance towards the target.

While working with automobile industry, Khatale Ravindra Dnyaneshwar set a goal for career in Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and with focus and hard work, accomplished it in very first attempt.


Last Update Tuesday 16th July 2019

16-07-2019
“Civil Services offer the best opportunity to serve the society and make tangible change to it: says Shilpi (AIR 198; CSE 2015)

On Friday 17th June 2016  

As soon as Shilpi completed graduation, she had many options open; but, her focus was on career in ‘Civil Services’.  Parents supported her decision and her brother was so confident that he said, “Shilpi, your selection is on cards”.


Last Update Tuesday 16th July 2019

16-07-2019
“One needs to stick around until you accomplish the Goal”, says Kshama Mishra (AIR 172; CSE 2015)

On Saturday 18th June 2016  

In her fourth attempt, Kshama Mishra has achieved success in Civil Services Examination 2015 and has grabbed 172th rank in the merit-list. She had kept her own subject Literature of Hindi Language as optional subject.


Last Update Tuesday 16th July 2019

16-07-2019
“Dedication, Discipline and Determination will surely bring you success” says Bidisha (AIR 210; CSE 2015)

On Sunday 26th June 2016  

Bidisha, B.E in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, has cracked Civil Services Examination 2015 and has secured 210th rank.

In her first attempt, her Essay performance was howler as she got only 60 marks. This time, she cared for the areas that needed attention and put up a show that helped her succeed and secured a decent rank.


Last Update Tuesday 16th July 2019

16-07-2019
“Self-believe and a positive frame of mind towards success keeps you glued to the purpose” says Neha Meena, (IAS, CSE 2015)

On Sunday 31st July 2016  

Immediately after completing engineering degree in 2014 from NSIT, Delhi Neha Meena appeared in Civil Services Examination 2015 and emerged victorious in very first attempt.

She has qualified for coveted Indian Administrative Service (IAS).


Last Update Tuesday 16th July 2019

16-07-2019
“The internet is surely an under-acknowledged ocean of information that most candidates actually rely on” says 270th rank Bandla Dinesh Aditya

On Thursday 21st July 2016  

Civil Services Examination has a class of its own and many a times candidates remain mystified about success in this examination. It took good five attempts for Bandla Dinesh Aditya to decode it as he gripped 270th rank in Civil Services Examination 2015.


Last Update Tuesday 16th July 2019

16-07-2019
“My good writing skills and mastery over optional subject ensured Success” said Rohitashva Singh Tomar (First Attempt Achiever)

On Friday 29th July 2016  

As it is quite common, fear of failure keeps lots of candidates on the sidelines and lack of clarity of goal results in procrastination. Usually, what happens, talented youngsters wait for the right time and with subsequent knowledge perk up and by learning skills, build a strong foundation and at appropriate occasion accomplish the task in style.

Rohitashva Singh Tomar waited patiently till he got conviction to appear and in his first attempt cracked Civil Services Examination 2015.


Last Update Tuesday 16th July 2019

16-07-2019
Pursuit of a Goal should have a reason strong enough to keep you motivated throughout the journey, says Surbendu Thakur (AIR 247; CSE 2015)

On Friday 15th July 2016  

When we talk of career opportunities, we aim the top most service and make choices as per aptitude and interests. For Surbendu Thakur it was an aim to make career in Group ‘A’ services and at last, he achieved it in his fourth attempt.

With 247th Rank in Civil Services Examination 2015 Surbendu got Indian Revenue Service (IRS) that was his second preference after IAS and he is relaxed with the outcome.


Last Update Tuesday 16th July 2019

16-07-2019
“Besides my all activities one thing that helped me in putting my heart and soul in to preparation was my fitness” says 327th rank Jitesh V Patil

On Tuesday 26th July 2016  

For an IITian, it has been a journey that has been extended a little long as Jitesh V Patil accomplished his dream of becoming IAS in his third attempt.

He secured 327th rank in Civil Services Examination 2015 and had kept Mechanical Engineering as optional subject.


Last Update Tuesday 16th July 2019

16-07-2019

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