Useful Resources for CSE- Rank 10- Tanmay

From starting the preparation to various stages of the exam be it prelims, mains or interview as well as other relevant queries related to CSE, I have compiled all my answers here on quora

Answers to FAQs related to UPSC CSE (Shubham Gupta- AIR 6)

Here I have tried to make a compilation of all the questions that have been asked to me over the past two months or so, ranging from my own journey to certain philosophical aspects related to the exam and life before and after that. I feel these are certainly important so that a right approach and frame of mind is attained during the process. However, it doesn’t include the subject wise strategy for the exam; I will be coming up with that shortly.

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Anthropology: 5 step approach of Shreyans Kumat (AIR 4)

After finalizing Anthropology as my optional for Civil Services examination, I tried to cover different aspects in order to complete its preparation before Mains 2018.

Following are the five steps:

  1. Going through basic books and coaching classes to create a basic understanding of the subject
  2. Tried to create exhaustive question bank by combining syllabus and previous year question papers
  3. Creating notes in the form of Question-Answers using Basic books, Coaching Notes, Websites, IGNOU Material, etc.
  4. Repeated revisions and Daily Answer Writing Practice (between Prelims and Mains) to improve timing and presentation
  5. Full test practice to ensure proper section selection in the final exam

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PSIR strategy + notes (journey from 211 to 297 marks)- Vibhor Aggarwal (AIR-71)

Hello everyone !! In this post, I will be talking about my PSIR strategy. I scored very poorly in my first attempt in 2017 (211 marks). I gradually came to realize several of my mistakes and worked to improve upon them. Though, 297 is also not an extra-ordinary score, I am sure my experience will be of some help.

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Topic wise syllabus coverage in Maths optional – Kanishak Kataria (Rank 1)

Hi everyone!

Following on from my previous post I am giving a detailed topic wise syllabus coverage. It will give you some idea as to how should Maths be approached topicwise. It is advisable to read the previous post first before continuing here.

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Mathematics as an optional – Kanishak Kataria (Rank 1)

Hi everyone,

I am Kanishak Kataria. I secured Rank 1 in UPSC CSE 2018 with Mathematics optional (361 marks / 500). I have written this post to throw some light on Maths an an optional subject and how it should be covered.

This strategy post will be split into 2 parts

  • Overview of Mathematics as an optional (in this post)
  • Specific topic wise strategy on covering the syllabus (in next post)
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How do I understand the UPSC CSE syllabus- Sumit Kumar Rai (AIR54)

This post has been written keeping first timer in mind or those who want to try CSE exam in coming years. This will help in clarifying how to see UPSC CSE syllabus and how to prepare various topics. First thing first, Keep a print out of syllabus or its PDF copy. Read,re-read and try to get a bird’s eye view of the syllabus. Structure it in the form of broad categorisation. This will help in deciding your priorities on what to focus, what to cover, how much time to devote to a particular topic, issue, discussion etc. Continue reading “How do I understand the UPSC CSE syllabus- Sumit Kumar Rai (AIR54)”

General Studies Mains Strategy – Sumit Kumar (AIR 53)

ALERT: This is the strategy I followed for General Studies (GS) Mains preparation. It worked for me, but this is not the only way to succeed in the examination. The purpose is to provide insight into my method of preparation from which other aspirants may pick those points/strategies that suit their needs.

I have got good marks in both GS Mains 2017 (453 Marks) and GS Mains 2018 (435 Marks) exams. This year’s marks is even better than the previous year considering GS has been awarded lesser this year. I have been good in all GS papers. Below is my marksheet of CSE Mains 2018 exam. Continue reading “General Studies Mains Strategy – Sumit Kumar (AIR 53)”

Guide to Mains preparation for those confused about how to proceed after prelims – by Abhinay Vishwakarma (AIR 196)

Disclaimer: – This article is for people who are confused about how to tackle the mains exam in 3 months.

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