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Can a common CSE aspirant benefit from successful candidates' experiences?
admin Last Update on: 03 Aug 2020

Soon after the results are announced, IAS toppers become a recognized face in society and get a lot of media attention these days. Success in Civil Services Examination is a big achievement and accomplishment makes the toppers a role model for the future aspirants who dream to become IAS. You need to understand clearly that it is a competition where you have to outsmart others to secure your place in the merit-list. Success inspires Success You...
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Sanjay Kumar IAS - A Success-Story you don't run into every day!
admin Last Update on: 05 Jul 2020

Life is not that easy and for a few it is a riddle difficult to solve. But, there are a few for change their destiny with sheer hard work and determination and script a bright future for themselves. One such instance is Sanjay Kumar IAS (AIR 6; CSE 2007) who transformed his life from nowhere to making career in Indian Administrative Service. Yes, as I mentioned, it has been one of the best experiences I have had in my long career interviewing Civil Services Examination toppers...
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Simran Deep Singh emerged as a sensation with a big success from violence affected State Jammu & Kashmir in Civil Services Exam 2007
admin Last Update on: 14 Sep 2021

The virtue of courage illustrated by Simran Deep Singh drew immediate attention as he displayed commitment and diligence in cracking the mother of all examination – Civil Services Examination in first encounter. His success gained more significance as from early 90’s, the terror campaign hit Jammu and Kashmir had not seen any one from the state achieving big success in Civil Services Examination; but, lure of coveted all India Services like IAS...
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Honoring ‘Success’ that inspires successes – CSE 2017 Achievers felicitated
admin Last Update on: 30 Jun 2020

It is not only putting spotlight on an event that commemorated a lot of successful candidates who discovered their life’s passion – career in ‘Civil Services’; rather, I am enthused by the glittering evening that was all about celebrating success.
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Basis on which candidates can pick optional subject in new set-up
Admin Last Update on: 16 Jun 2020

Commenting on choice of optional subject, Stuti Charan (AIR 3) says that pick only what you like; don’t follow the other’s choice. It is you who know better where you can explore your potential. For Mayur Dixit (AIR 11), optional subject, whether one or two, should always be picked up as per the interest and proficiency of the candidate. According to him, all other factors are secondary. Debasweta Banik (AIR 14) feels that the optional subject should be chosen such...
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Impact only ‘One’ optional can make in aspirant’s preparation strategy for CSE 2013
Admin Last Update on: 01 Jul 2020

Now, new format for Main Examination has only ‘One’ optional subject and that has created a completely new ground for candidates where previous concepts are not helpful. To know the topers’ views about change in strategies to tackle Main Examination new pattern, I asked them to share their views so that lakhs of aspirants can get some insights. Shrugging off any apprehensions Stuti Charan (AIR 3) feels that it is okay; and new waves of analysis should be welc...
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Toppers’ opinion on new format for Main examination
Admin Last Update on: 16 Jun 2020

The new format for Main Examination 2013 has created curiosity among aspirants who wish to know more and more about the related requirements and what kind of preparation strategies one need to adopt in tackling the emerging situation effectively? When we tossed this question to some of the IAS toppers, we got a mature reply from all these intense candidates that would help you in undertaking meaningful preparation strategies. Stuti Charan (AIR 3) visualizes these changes as in...
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Marks obtained by successful candidates in Civil Services Examination 2012 revealed
Admin Last Update on: 16 Jun 2020

UPSC has announced the marks of all the successful candidates in Civil Services Examination 2012. Haritha V Kumar (AIR 1, CSE 2012) has achieved a total of 1193 mark to emerge on top. The difference in marks at top had been huge and there is 128 marks difference in 1st and 25th rank candidate. Although, the details of marks is incomplete as it is difficult to make out marks secured by candidates in each paper Essay, General Studies, Optional Subject 1 and Optional Subject 2. O...
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Toppers’ strategy for facing the new-look Preliminary Examination
Admin Last Update on: 03 Aug 2020

When some changes occur, it is very easy to get distracted and confused. But, that is not the correct approach to face the challenges; rather you should show courage to confront all problems that come in your way. ‘Dream big, achieve big’ with this motto a lot of capable candidates prepare and appear in Preliminary Examination every year. This is turf for optimists and being worried with unnecessary things would yield nothing but, impact your...
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Words of Advice worked Wonders; says Supreet Singh Gulati (AIR-2; CSE 2007)
Admin Last Update on: 03 Aug 2020

I can still recall a confident Supreet whom I met at his New Delhi residence after the CSE 2007 result; he seemed quite satisfied with his performance as that was his fourth and last attempt. Honest in his opinion, clear thinking and ability to talk straight are few factors which really worked wonders with him. During conversations, he narrated an incident which he thought was the turning moment for his preparation and proved to be the secret of his success. Sharing hi...
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