Preparation Tips by IAS Toppers


Optional Subject selection is very crucial; it could make or break your shot; says Rishi Raj (AIR 27; CSE 2017)

On Sunday 17th June 2018  

Rishi Raj talks about his preparation style and the way he chalked out strategy for facing Civil Services Examination.

Optional Subject: Electrical Engineering

Number of Attempts: 2 (Two)


Last Update Friday 9th November 2018

09-11-2018
Strengthen your Basics and Understand Subjects in an Interdisciplinary Manner; says Yognik Baghel (AIR 340; CSE 2017)

On Wednesday 18th July 2018  

Yognik Baghel (AIR 340; CSE 2017) outlines his strategy for Civil Services Examination preparation. Here he talks about the ways to handle it effectively.

Optional Subject - Philosophy

No. of Attempts – Three (3)


Last Update Monday 29th October 2018

29-10-2018
“If you are honest with your preparation and have practiced test papers, you will definitely clear all the stages”; says Ravi Anand (AIR 79; CSE 2017)

On Saturday 21st July 2018  

Significance of being well prepared comes on fore with the result of Ravi Anand (AIR 79; CSE 2017).

If he scored brilliantly in General Studies to fetch 500+ score that helped him in getting rank among top 100; his performance in Personality Test was not up to the mark and that adversely impacted his chances of getting even better rank.

Here, he shares his experiences and suggests some ways out to perform well.

Optional Subject: Geography

No. of Attempts: Three (3)


Last Update Friday 26th October 2018

26-10-2018
“To deal with unpredictability, first thing is to accept it and prepare mentally for it”; says Vishal Mishra (AIR 49; CSE 2017)

On Saturday 21st July 2018  

Vishal Mishra (AIR 49; CSE 2017) discloses his success-plan and how small-small thing matters while preparing for Civil Services Examination.

He candidly talks about the situations most of the candidates face during preparation phase that lead to drop in efficiency and suggests some ways out to come out of such circumstances.

Optional Subject- Sociology

No. of Attempts- Three (3)


Last Update Sunday 16th September 2018

16-09-2018
“Master all the topics of the syllabus by in-depth understanding of the concepts involved” says Prateek Jain (AIR 86; CSE 2017)

On Saturday 21st July 2018  

Prateek Jain outlines his preparation strategy that helped him succeed in Civil Services Examination 2017. He also talks about the factors that helped him get in top 100.

Optional Subject: Mathematics

No. of Attempts: 2

Previous Selections: IFoS 2016 - AIR 3


Last Update Sunday 16th September 2018

16-09-2018
Keeping in mind unpredictable nature of this examination don’t keep all your eggs in one basket; says Karthik Kotturu (AIR 529; CSE 2017)

On Wednesday 18th July 2018  

Karthik Kotturu (AIR 529; CSE 2017) shares his strategy for Civil Services Examination preparation and suggests some ways out to handle it effectively.

Optional Subject: Electrical Engineering

No. of Attempts: 2nd attempt


Last Update Sunday 5th August 2018

05-08-2018
A balanced preparation with neutral thought process is requisite for success; says Hasan Safin Mustufaali (AIR 570; CSE 2017)

On Wednesday 18th July 2018  

Hasan Safin Mustufaali (AIR 570; CSE 2017) has cracked Civil Services Examination 2017 in his first attempt. Here he talks about preparation strategies and suggests some ways out to handle Civil Services Examination preparation effectively.

Optional Subject: Literature of Gujarati Language

No. of Attempts: One (01)

Previous Selection: Cleared Gujarat PSC Class 1 simultaneously with Rank 34.


Last Update Sunday 5th August 2018

05-08-2018
“Right study-resources and right preparation-strategy is needed to crack Civil Services Exam”; says Pushp Lata (AIR 80; CSE 2017)

On Saturday 21st July 2018  

Pushp Lata did schooling from Rewari and Mahendergarh, Haryana; and graduated (B.Sc.) from Guru Nanak Dev University in 2006. She did post-graduation in Zoology from Kurukshetra University and completed MBA in Finance & Marketing from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi.

She worked with State Bank of Hyderabad as Assistant Manager at Hyderabad.

Here she talks about her preparation strategies that helped her accomplish her goal.

Optional Subject: Geography

Number of Attempts: Three (3)


Last Update Saturday 21st July 2018

21-07-2018
Essay & Interview -Doing well in these two is almost indispensable if one wants to taste success; says Naveen Kumar Chandra (AIR 490; CSE 2017)

On Wednesday 18th July 2018  

Naveen Kumar Chandra (AIR 490; CSE 2017) candidly talks about his experiences with Civil Services Examination. It gives a detailed idea about his moves, strategies and resources he used.

Optional Subject: Political Science and International Relations

Number of Attempts: Two (2)

Previous Selections: CSE 2016, got IRPS


Last Update Wednesday 18th July 2018

18-07-2018
People, who clear this Exam, do it due to their Unwavering Commitment and Relentless Hard Work; says Anupama Anjali (AIR 386; CSE 2017)

On Wednesday 18th July 2018  

Anupama Anjali (AIR 386; CSE 2017) talks about her preparation strategy in detail and how to handle preparation for it effectively. Get some insights about the steps you need to take while facing huge syllabus with a bit of planning.

Optional Subject - Anthropology 

No. of Attempts – Two (2)


Last Update Wednesday 18th July 2018

18-07-2018
You can diminish the factor of unpredictability by ample amount of hard work; says Dr. Chetan Sharma (AIR 305; CSE 2017)

On Wednesday 18th July 2018  

A constant campaigner Dr. Chetan Sharma (AIR 305; CSE 2017) outlines his preparation strategy and how he handled his study-plan for Civil services Examination.

Optional Subject- History

No. of Attempts – Four (4)


Last Update Wednesday 18th July 2018

18-07-2018
The great secret to success in civil services Exam is that there are no secrets of success; says Gaurav Kumar (AIR 34 CSE 2017)

On Wednesday 18th July 2018  

Civil Services Examination preparation is an exam that tests our inner strength. Gaurav Kumar (AIR 34 CSE 2017) shares his experiences and strategies to handle preparation effectively.

Optional Subject: Sociology

Number of Attempts: Four (4)


Last Update Wednesday 18th July 2018

18-07-2018
“Don’t be disheartened by failures - make them a learning experience”; says Abhishek Surana (AIR 10; CSE 2017)

On Sunday 1st July 2018  

An IITian, Abhishek Surana from Bhilwara, Rajasthan has secured 10th Rank in Civil Services Examination 2017.

Here he talks about his experiences, preparation strategies and suggests some ways out to handle Civil Services Examination preparation effectively.

Number of Attempts: 4 (Four)

Optional Subject: Physics

Previous Selections: CSE 2016 (AIR 250; Got Indian Police Service)

I.Fo.S 2016 – 2nd Rank


Last Update Sunday 1st July 2018

01-07-2018
The key to any success can be summarized in one term – Self-discipline; says Shreshth Tayal (AIR 73; CSE 2017)

On Monday 18th June 2018  

A practicing Chartered Accountant Shreshth Tayal has secured 73rd Rank in Civil Services Examination 2017.

Here he talks about preparation strategies and suggests some ways out to handle Civil Services Examination preparation effectively.

Optional Subject: Commerce & Accountancy

Number of Attempts: 2 (Two)


Last Update Monday 18th June 2018

18-06-2018
While Optional Subject is the game changer; it is very crucial to get high marks in the optional in order to get a rank in the top 100; says Bipasha Kalita (AIR 41; CSE 2017)

On Sunday 17th June 2018  

Bipasha Kalita (AIR 41; CSE 2017) talks about her preparation style and the way she chalked out strategy for facing Civil Services Examination.

Optional Subject: Anthropology

Number of Attempts: 4 (Four)

 


Last Update Sunday 17th June 2018

17-06-2018
Civil Services Exam can be made less unpredictable with preparation in right direction and applying that knowledge smartly; says Ankit Jain (AIR 222; CSE 2017)

On Sunday 17th June 2018  

Civil Services Examination preparation requires an organized study-plan and holistic approach. Ankit Jain list out his priorities and shares his understanding of each stage of this examination.

The most significant part of his experience is about Optional Subject where he talks about optional subject selection as he continued to show faith in Public Administration that has not been performing so well in recent times.

Educational Qualification: B.Tech from IET, Lucknow (UPTU)

Number of Attempts: Third attempt

Optional Subject: Public Administration


Last Update Sunday 17th June 2018

17-06-2018
“Luck favours the prepared mind!” says Vallari Mahendra Gaikwad (AIR-131; CSE 2017)

On Sunday 17th June 2018  

Vallari Mahendra Gaikwad discuss preparation style at various stages of examination and how it can be managed effectively within limited time.

Educational Qualifications: BSL LLB from ILS Law College, Pune; LLM (Constituional Law) Department of Law, Pune University.

Optional subject: Law

Number of Attempts: 3 (Three)


Last Update Sunday 17th June 2018

17-06-2018
Unpredictability right from Preliminary Examination to Mains to Personality Test is the name of the game; says Prem Prakash Meena (AIR 102; CSE 2017)

On Sunday 17th June 2018  

Prem Prakash Meena talks about significance of effective preparation for General Studies and role of Optional Subject in overall strategy. His success-plan is enough to inspire you for an outstanding performance in Civil Services Examination.

Educational qualification: B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering)

Optional Subject: Anthropology

Number of Attempts: 2nd Attempt – IAS

Previous Selection: 1st Attempt CSE 2016 - IRS, Income Tax


Last Update Sunday 17th June 2018

17-06-2018
Be very clear about what the General Studies syllabus is; says Siddhant Jain (AIR 201; CSE 2017)

On Sunday 17th June 2018  

Siddhant Jain (AIR 201; CSE 2017) talks about his preparation style and the way he chalked out strategy for facing Civil Services Examination.

Optional Subject: Geography

Number of Attempts: 3 (Three)


Last Update Sunday 17th June 2018

17-06-2018
Getting selected in Civil Services Examination doesn't mean that the selected ones are definitely better than the rest

On Saturday 25th March 2017  

Shailesh Kumar (AIR 41; CSE 2015) shares his views about Civil Services Examination and keeping in mind unpredictable nature of this examination, he throws some light on an important issue - how one should prepare?


Last Update Saturday 25th March 2017

25-03-2017