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2017 Youngest CSE Topper: Tushar Gupta, AIR 113
Every year UPSC conducts civil services examination for the recruitment of various civil services like Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indian Police Services (IPS), and Indian Revenue Services (IRS) etc. The result of UPSC Civil Services Examination was declared in May. This year result came with some interesting stories of toppers.
Anudeep Durishetty an IRS Officer secured 1st rank & becomes the topper of CSE 2017. 2nd rank is secured by Anu Kumari who started her career after her marriage. Sachin Gupta has secured 3rd rank with his dedication & hard work.
Tushar Gupta has secured 113th rank in CSE 2017. So let’s begin with his journey.
Name: Tushar Gupta
Age: 22 years
Educational Qualification: B.Tech.
Year: CSE 2017
No. of Attempt: 1
Optional Subject: Political Science & International Relations
Roll No.: 0261236
He is a true motivation for all the young people appearing in the exam. He proves that it is possible to clear the civil services examination in very first attempt and at such a young age. He is just 22 years old and he was preparing for civil services examination after completing his education.
He had done B. Tech from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad. He completed his graduation in 2016 and started preparing for CSE in October 2016. He gave prelims the very next year. After clearing prelims he makes it to the mains and then in the interview. He has a message to all the people who are preparing for civil services examination “It is possible to clear it in the very first attempt when you actually start afresh a few months before.”
He has secured the qualifying marks in the prelims and make it to the mains. His prelims marks are mentioned below:
Paper I: 122.66
Paper II: 118.33
He has got 1047 marks in the mains which sums up to 51.70%. His mains marks are given below:
Mandatory/ Compulsory Papers:
Essay (Paper 1): 126
General Studies I (Paper 2): 108
General Studies II (Paper 3): 122
General Studies III (Paper 4): 145
General Studies IV (Paper 5): 87
Optional paper I (Paper 6): 159
Optional paper II (Paper 7): 135
Written Total: 882
Personality Test/ Interview: 165
Final Marks: 1047
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He had made his family proud of his achievement by securing an excellent rank in one of the toughest examinations in India. The strategy he used to follow for prelims examination is as follow:
Always start with reading a book. First just take a reading of the book. Then move to the previous year papers. Solving previous year papers will help you to guide more about the exam pattern. This will help you to understand what they are trying to ask you and why? Then read the books again in a proper manner and start making short notes on it. In polity you can make a table of all 3 types for emergency provisions. While reading make sure you will read the book from the point of view of an IAS officer. Get to know how it could help you to serve the nation better. At starting it seems to be impossible but with time you will be used to it. The main thing is you should revise your notes properly and after regular interval of time.
Notes Making Strategy
The thing he followed during his notes making is 1/10th rule. You should make sure that you will follow the rule while making notes. It simply says if a subject is of 1000 word, then the notes should be less than 100 words. The shorter notes you will make, the shorter time they will take. You have a limited time during which you have to go through all the notes, so make sure your notes should be shorter so that you can revise them in a specific time.
To make notes you can use online methods as well as offline methods. You can make handwritten notes as well as you can make notes on Evernote or Onenote. If you use Evernote, you can easily organize your notes. You can add new information in an organized manner and highlight them also for later revision. You can also add pics in your notes which will help you to remember better. You can color code the notes also, this will allow much quicker revision.
Also read: The journey of Aparajita: 2017 UPSC Topper
Prelims Study Material
- Polity: Laxmikanth & Online Videos
- Economy: Mrunal economy lectures, NCERTs, Sanjiv Verma, Sriram IAS economy notes, Economic survey, Budget speech
- Geography: Ratanji geography lessons, World history notes, NCERTs of 11th & 12th
- Maps: Roman Saini videos on maps, India maps- Rivers, Ports, Lakes, Natural Parks, Rainfall pattern etc.
- Modern History: Spectrum
- Ancient & Medieval: Old NCERTs, TN board books
- Art & Culture: Mrunal videos, NCERT of class 11th, Nitin Singhania’s book
- Environment: Shankar IAS, Focus on climate change organizations
- Science & Technology: Vision IAS current affairs
Also read: The journey of Ram Prakash: 2017 UPSC Topper
Tips for CSE
As he has cleared the exam in his first attempt so he has some tips or suggestions which he would like to share with all aspirants. The things he suggested are given below:
- Don’t put more than 2 months in pre-preparation.
- Revise your notes at least 8-9 times. This will make you stronger about the topics.
- If possible then make notes of the mistakes you have done in the test papers. Then try to solve those problems and work hard on them.
- You can stop reading the newspaper before 15 days of the exam.
List of 2017 Toppers
- Anudeep Durishetty: AIR 1, CSE 2017
- Anu Kumari: AIR 2, CSE 2017
- Sachin Gupta: AIR 3, CSE 2017
- Atul Prakash: AIR 4, CSE 2017
- Pratham Kaushik: AIR 5, CSE 2017
- Koya Shree Harsha: AIR 6, CSE 2017
- Ayush Sinha: AIR 7, CSE 2017
- Soumya Sharma: AIR 9, CSE 2017
- Abhishek Surana: AIR 10, CSE 2017
- Ashima Jain: AIR 12, CSE 2017
- Neha Jain: AIR 14, CSE 2017
- Shikha Surendran: AIR 16, CSE 2017
- Sangh Priy: AIR 92, CSE 2017
- Mudit Jain: AIR 173, CSE 2017
- Sagar Kumar: AIR 13, CSE 2017
- Abhilasha Abhinav: AIR 18, CSE 2017
- Abhijeet Sinha: AIR 19, CSE 2017
- Varjeet Walia: AIR 21, CSE 2017
- Akhil Pilani: AIR 22, CSE 2017
- Shivani Gupta: AIR 121, CSE 2017
- Amandeep Singh: AIR 349, CSE 2017
- Tapasya Parihar: AIR 23, CSE 2017
- Rishi Raj: AIR 27, CSE 2017
- Ankit Pannu: AIR 31, CSE 2017
- Faz Lul Hazeeb: AIR 36, CSE 2017
- Apurva Pandey: AIR 39, CSE 2017
- Aparajita: AIR 40, CSE 2017
- Bipasha Kalita: AIR 41, CSE 2017
- Ram Prakash: AIR 162, CSE 2017
- Anupama Anjali: AIR 386, CSE 2017
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