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|Geography||600||357 (0 + 0)|
|Public Administration||600||324 (0 + 0)|
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Career in Civil Services and post of IAS has been my dream but, due to economic pressures, I joined lucrative job and even travelled abroad.
When came back to Pune, I decided to leave this high paying job and started preparing for Civil Service Examination.
For the right advice I consulted a few seniors, friends and teachers.
I joined test series programs for Mains that helped me in time management.
Credit for success
Credit for my success goes to my parents, brother, uncle and friends.
For Paper I, I covered extensively from various sources-standard textbooks, magazines, internet and newspapers. For Paper II, I used CAT exam notes and practiced test papers. Roughly it was 70-30 distribution between Paper I and II.
For Paper II, I prepared from CAT study material that I borrowed from a friend. I didn’t join any coaching for CSAT. Paper II is relatively easier to prepare, less time and source material required whereas Paper requires extensive coverage of diverse
For Paper II, I practiced test papers of MBA entrance test.
I marked only those questions that I was sure of.
I based my preparation on newspapers (The Hindu and Indian Express) and Frontline. I prepared notes for GS and Public Administration.
No special preparation is required for essay; but, get 2-3 essays checked from seniors, friends, teachers and work on the feedback given and rectify your mistakes.
I picked up the topic “In the Indian context, Both human intelligence and technical intelligence are crucial in combating terrorism”. I was comfortable with subject so I chose it.
I attended Mock interviews at Pune and Maharashtra Sadan, Delhi.
I had Mr. Purushottam Agrawal panel. My Interview lasted for approximately 25 minutes.
I was asked questions on: