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Abhijeet Sinha: AIR 19, CSE 2017
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.
Abhijeet Sinha secured 19th rank in CSE 217. So let’s begin with her journey.
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About Abhijeet Sinha
Name: Abhijeet Sinha
Rank: AIR 19
Roll No.: 0288304
Optional Subject: Economics
No. of Attempts: 2
Educational Qualification: B. Tech from IIT Kanpur
Abhijeet Sinha has secured 19th rank all over India in one of the toughest exams. He has achieved his dreams because of his hard work & focus. He always wanted to become an IAS officer & serve the country. He had done B. Tech. (Mechanical Engineering) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur. He was always interested in engineering that is why after completing his school he started preparing for the entrance exam of IIT. He worked a lot & at last he got selected & pursued his engineering.
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No. of Attempts
He had completed his engineering in 2016. At that time he realized that he should go for the civil services rather than opting any job. In 2016 he made his first attempt. In 2016 he was able to clear the prelims as well as mains. But unfortunately, he was not able to clear the interview that is why he flunked in clearing the CSE 2016. He felt bad but he learned from his mistakes. In 2017 he again attempted the civil services examination. And in 2017 his hard work paid off as he cleared the exam by an excellent rank i.e. 19th & made his family proud.
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He has secured god marks in prelims. His prelims marks are given below:
Paper 1: 152.66
Paper 2: 139.18
His mains examination marks are given below:
Essay (Paper 1): 126
General Studies I (Paper 2): 119
General Studies II (Paper 3): 126
General Studies III (Paper 4): 136
General Studies IV (Paper 5): 90
Optional Paper I (Paper 6): 140
Optional Paper II (Paper 7): 148
Written Total: 885
Personality Test/ Personal Interview: 201
Final Marks: 1086
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The strategy he used to follow is slightly different from others. As candidates attempt those questions in prelims about which they are sure. But Abhijeet always attempted at least 95 questions in prelims even though he only knows 50 questions with the full certainty. In order to find the right option, he sued to follow some thumb rules. Some of the thumb rules are pre-defined & some of them are made by him for the better understanding. During his preparation, he was focused for the mains exam. He always believes that prelims can at most stop one being from being an IAS officer. The paper of prelims is very dynamic so there is a lot of scope of your logical thinking, you have to use logic while solving the paper.
Some of the thumb rules followed by him are:
Focus on Name: There is always a reason behind the name of any scheme or institution. You can use this rule to solve any questions.
Common Sense: There is no substitute for common sense. You have to utilize your common sense to solve many questions.
Extreme Options can be wrong: The statements having sweeping generalization and use words like every, al, only, etc. are more likely to be wrong.
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The only thing which can guide for the exam pattern is attempting the test series. You should attempt as many test series as you can. Solve a test paper daily & then write down anything new you’ve learned from the test.
You should also focus on below things:
- Environmental bodies and vulnerability status of few main animals
- Pre 365 materials – especially government schemes and a gist of science
- Countries world map especially regions like SE Asia – Java
- Hills and mountains maps of India
- Key reports and the institution that publishes them
- Articles, Directive Principles
- Spectrum History – Last few pages – Societies, Some newspapers
- Nobel prizes recent year’s winners
You have to follow the strategy but this is not enough to achieve your dreams as you have to do a lot of hard work to clear the exam. Never stop doing hard work, hard work is the only thing which will help you to achieve success.
This was the journey & the strategy used by Abhijeet Sinha during his preparation. So be ready for your exams. All the best.
He has always learned from his failures. Failure is a part of your success. So, never gets disheartened by the failures. Work hard & identify your mistakes & improve them. We hope that you will be motivated by his journey & use some of his suggestions during your preparation.
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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
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