Importance of choosing right optional – Jay Shivani (AIR 81)

Hello everyone,  hope you all are doing well. I am here trying to convey the importance of choosing your optional subject wisely for this examination through my personal experience and journey.

Introducing myself briefly,

I am Jay Shivani. I have secured AIR 81 in CSE 2018. Continue reading “Importance of choosing right optional – Jay Shivani (AIR 81)”

GS 4: Ethics Strategy – Amit Kale (AIR 212, CSE 2018)

I hope this article helps demystify your preparation for GS 4 Ethics.

Ethics is one such subject which can be scoring with minimal consistent efforts but often given less time as compared to other GS papers. So, here I’ll be discussing the sources and strategy for ethics that worked for me and secured a decent score of 111/250.   Continue reading “GS 4: Ethics Strategy – Amit Kale (AIR 212, CSE 2018)”

Ethics Answer Copy- Analysis & Tips by Sumit Kumar Rai (AIR 54)

I am uploading one of my ethics copies. I would request you all to focus on practical examples, writing your own definitions in simple languages and breaking a general statement into parts to make it ready for analysis. Re-read question many times if the language seems tough ( as it happens in few questions). Continue reading “Ethics Answer Copy- Analysis & Tips by Sumit Kumar Rai (AIR 54)”

Importance of Answer Writing Practice – Varnit Negi (Rank 13, CSE-2018)

Since, answer writing has played a key role in my success and helped me in scoring 2nd highest Mains marks in CSE-2018. Therefore, I decided to write this article for CSE aspirants. Considering the inertia encountered by many while initiating answer writing practice I will first delineate the importance of hard work. Continue reading “Importance of Answer Writing Practice – Varnit Negi (Rank 13, CSE-2018)”

ANSWERING BASIC QUESTIONS OF CIVIL SERVICES EXAM PREPARATION – SUMIT KUMAR (AIR 53)

My interview in Lukmaan IAS sharing strategy for Civil Services Examination

ALERT: This is a long post. So take your breaks and naps while reading it 🙂

Civil Services Examination (CSE) is like a marathon run where one has to run with different pace at different stages and therefore preparation has to be done accordingly assessing his/her strengths and weaknesses. One’s strengths need to be sharpened to be used advantage and weaknesses have to be purged off. Continue reading “ANSWERING BASIC QUESTIONS OF CIVIL SERVICES EXAM PREPARATION – SUMIT KUMAR (AIR 53)”

How to prepare along with a job: Tips for working professionals by Sumit Kumar Rai( AIR 54)

1. First of all, you need to have a mindset about your current job. It should be treated as a temporary phenomenon in your life. Assume that it is just a job, it is not something where you want to spend your entire life. Your passion and that burning desire for civil services should be your guiding criteria at your work place. So, treat your job as it is: It is secondary to your preparation. By this I don’t mean that you become too negligent at work. That should not be the case and an aspiring civil servant should never do that. You should have that adequate level of efficiency and professionalism and you should be able to complete all your deliverables within time. Don’t run after appraisals. Even if you get a bad one, it is not the end of your life. A little sacrifice is needed for a noble cause. Keep on reading!

Public Administration Strategy- Sumit Kumar Rai( AIR 54)

I have written four mains with Public Administration as an optional. I got 228 marks in 2015, 297 in 2016, 290 in 2017 and 307 in 2018. Public Administration has always been special to me and this is one subject which never ditched me in Mains exam. Keep on reading!

Prelims Journey — Strategy & Motivation by Shreyans Kumat (AIR 4)

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all are doing well. I am writing in brief about my journey of UPSC until Prelims 2018. I have tried to add most of the basics as well as some specifics which helped get a good score in Prelims in the first attempt itself. Hope it helps. 🙂

Let us start with a little introduction.

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