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The choice of optional subjects depends on many factors. Firstly I think your interest plays important role. Choose subjects according to your interest. Secondly your educational background, the subjects you studied in graduation may be chosen. Then comes the availability of guidance and study material. All these factors must be taken into account.
Optional Subject 1: Physics
Optional Subject 2: Geography
Physics is my subject of graduation and post graduation, so I was comfortable in the subject. Geography is the subject which I loved from my school days. So I felt no hesitation in choosing the optional subjects.
I kept the same optional subjects in both my attempts.
When I was in class 10th, my tauji (uncle) Sri M.P. Ghildiyal ji inspired me for civil services and during those days I realized the importance of Civil Services. And when I was scientist in DRDO I started preparing for civil Services.
I got influenced by IAS toppers and pick up inspiration from their dedication and hard work. I feel indebted to Shah Faesal (AIR 1, CSE 2011) whose success story kept motivated all through this journey to success.
Getting the right advice in the beginning is really crucial and play an important role in deciding success in CSE. In this regard my friends Hirendra and Aditya helped me to be acquainted with the CSE related requirements. Also Sri Rajesh Negi sir and Sri G.S. Rawat sir suggested right things.
Number of Attempts
This success came in 2nd attempt. In first attempt secured 131st Rank in CSE 2010 and got IPS and is undergoing training at National Police Academy, Hyderabad.
I had fixed target of achieving success in first attempt. But, in last attempt I could not give sufficient time to my optional subjects in my preparation.
Time management was a real challenge for me from my initial days of preparation because I was working in DRDO as a scientist, but I choose the way of selected study. During preparation I focused more on important topics and did not try to study too much but whatever I studied I revised it many times and made my grip strong over the topics.
Secret of success
Firm determination, continuous hard work and effective time management are the secrets of my success.
Playing Cricket and listening and singing songs
Preliminary Examination - New Pattern
The basic idea of exam was cleared by UPSC in advance with some sample questions. So I practiced a lot taking base of those questions. This new pattern requires a lot of practice of each and every section.
Paper II (Aptitude Test)
This is a good step by UPSC. This will really change the quality of Indian civil services. The basic plan for this paper is to practice as much as possible, so that speed of solving questions may be enhanced.
To tackle negative marking try to attempt the questions in which you are confident. Never try to take risky chances.
Approach for Preliminary Examination 2011 in new format
This was a real challenge because nothing was predictable. But focusing more on quantitative analysis, logical reasoning and comprehension skills and solving as much problems helped a lot to score good in this paper.
For GS :
For CSAT :
The strategy for mains is entirely different from preliminary examination. The preparation for mains consists of analytical approach.
Time management, writing practice and continuous revision are some of the practices which should be adopted in mains examination.
I never prepared specially for essay paper. Continuous study of news paper editorials, magazines, social issues automatically take care of essay paper.
I picked the topic '
Creation of smaller states and the consequent administrative, economic and developmental implications' for writing Essay.
Civil Services Examination interview is the test of one’s personality. Being an IPS officer trainee I prepared a lot of questions regarding policing in India.
I also prepared general information about my state, my educational background, my previous employment and my hobbies.
Date of my interview: 26th March
Interview Board: Alka Sirohi Madam
Board asked me questions on various issues regarding my colleges, state and policing etc. It lasted for 40 minutes.
Some of questions are: