What's New

iaspassion.com congratulates all successful candidates for their amazing success. All deserve appreciation and admiration for their efforts which produced positive results. The successful candidates, specially the IAS toppers are always a source of inspiration and youngsters are eager to know their strategies, preparation-plan and study material which they refer to. We, at iaspassion.com keep on gathering information about the success-plan/details about many such successes and present here so that their experiences can be useful for future aspirants.

  • 3

    PRINCE DHAWAN

     Rank:  3
    CSE  2011
     Profile Viewed:  32734 time(s)

    Marks Obtained

    Not Available yet !!

    Optional Subjects

    Optional Subject 1: Electrical Engineering

    Optional Subject 2: Public Administration

    My interest in them was the basis for selecting them


    Success Plan

    In the beginning, I interacted with seniors and some faculty members. I also read many interviews of already selected candidates and followed their blogs.

    I just tried to do my best and leave the rest on GOD.

    Time Management
    During my preparation, I mainly focused on setting realistic targets and achieving them. I never bothered about the time I had to spend to achieve my targets. I also practiced writing answers for my optional subjects within the time limit

    Secret of success
    Intelligent and patient hard-work and belief in GOD.

    Number of attempts
    I cleared the Civil Service Examination in my first attempt.

    Hobbies
    Teaching and Debating


    Prelims

    This was the first time the Preliminary Examination was staged with the new pattern. So, I based my preparation on the syllabus released by the UPSC for both the papers. In GS I went for selective study while for Paper II, I focused on speed and accuracy.

    Paper II (Aptitude Test)
    Practice is the key to success in CSAT. I tried to maintain my accuracy while increasing my speed. Further, I also practiced many logical reasoning questions. I did not practice much for the decision making questions because I feel they must reflect our natural thought process

    Negative Marking
    I did three passes of the entire question paper. In the first pass, I only answered questions about which I was 100% confident. In the second pass, I made some intelligent guesses. Finally, in the third pass, I basically just revised my previous responses and tried to answer few more questions by linking pieces of information from different sources


    Mains

    I concentrated on analytical aspects and given more weightage to my optional subjects. Efforts for General Studies were balanced and for my optional subjects, I followed advice from earlier selected candidates which really proved to be handy.

    As Public Administration was a new subject, a took coaching and prior to Main Examination, I appeared in Test Series to evaluate my performance.


    Essay

    I used to ponder upon issues of current interest and form my own opinions on them. I developed my own thought process and an original approach to analysis of important social/national/international issues. I also practiced writing some sample essays within the time limit

    I wrote my Essay on "The importance of human and technical intelligence in combating terrorism" I felt confident in approaching this topic and I had many innovative and original ideas for the same


    Interview

    I did extensive preparation of my State, my bio-data and hobbies. I tried to express myself concisely and logically.

    I faced Mr. P.K. Mishra Sir’s board. I felt my Interview was cordial.

    My interview lasted for approx half an hour.


    Interview Questions

    Questions asked were mostly based on my bio-data, nuclear energy and history of Marathas.

Write Comments

About Us

IASPASSION is all about success in Civil Services Examination. With an eye on coveted Indian Administrative Service aspiring youngsters chase their dreams and give their best to achieve success.
We are passionately working on making their journey uncomplicated and enjoyable and our mission is to dispel the myths and wrong notions that surround this big examination.
It is our continuous endeavor to bring in relevant information and inspiring stories that instill confidence and help you persevere as it is a fierce competition that sometimes requires just sticking to the GOAL.

 

The content on this site is IPR property of IASPassion.com and any reproduction of the same, in part or as a whole, will call for legal action under copyright act.

© IASPassion 20018 ---- 2019