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Preparation Strategy by Shivani Gupta: AIR 121, 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.
Shivani Gupta has secured 121st rank in CSE 217. So let’s begin with her journey.
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About Shivani Gupta
Name: Shivani Gupta
Residence: Kurukshetra, Haryana
Rank: AIR 121
Year: CSE 2017
No. of Attempts: 1
Roll No.: 0310041
Optional Subject: Commerce & Accountancy
Optional Code: 303
Shivani has cleared the UPSC Civil Services Examination 2017 with an excellent rank i.e. 121 in her first attempt. She belongs to Kurukshetra, Haryana. She did not took any coaching for the UPSC CSE preparation. She gave her 8-9 months to her preparation, at starting she was totally clueless but with the time she cope up with everything. She has chosen Commerce & Accountancy as her optional subject.
When the UPSC CSE 2017 results were declared, she was alone at her PG & when she saw her name in the top rankers she got totally shocked because it was her first attempt, her exams were good but still, she was not expecting an excellent rank. She immediately called her parents and told them about her achievement. Then she left for her home, when she reached home everyone was waiting for her with some gifts & garlands to welcome her. On the first day, she was not even able to sleep, she was getting thousands of calls/ messages to congratulate her. On the next day, many reporters & politicians came to her to meet her.
She did not have any idea about the exam preparation, but still, she managed to tackle with that. The strategy she used to follow is discussed below:
She gave her 3 months for the prelims exam preparation. She used to read all the necessary books or study material but she did not make any notes from the books. She used to underline the important or necessary points. She used to read The Hindu newspaper regularly & she tried to attempt as many questions as she can before the exam. The mock test helps you to know that how many correct answers you know, which further helps you during the examination. After giving the mock tests, revise the mock tests. She used to make a word document after every mock test in bullet points.
For CSAT preparation, she used to attempt the previous year question papers. You should focus on the following areas:
- Mnemonics for constitutional articles
- Committees formed for different purpose by Government
- World Heritage Sites
- National Parks/ Wildlife Sanctuaries, rivers flowing through them
- Various reports released by domestic/international institutions
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First of all, make a timetable & strictly follow the timetable regularly. She started her mains preparation after the prelims examination. Regarding her mains preparation she used to divide her entire day into three parts:
Newspaper & Answer Writing: In this part, she used to read newspaper & work on her answer writing. She used to follow answer writing practice on insights. She used to take 20-25 minutes to write a single answer, but later on she worked on her writing skills and at the end she used to write an answer in 6-7 minutes. So, it is important to work on your writing skills as well as writing speed.
Optional Subject: During this time she used to give 4-5 hours a day to her optional subject preparation. She used to give 2-2.5 hours a day for each part of the optional subject.
General Studies: It is a very important aspect of CSE. She used to devote 6-7 hours daily for the general studies preparation. She used to follow online sources available for the general studies.
She used to give a lot of mock tests. She gave around 17-18 mock tests before the exam. She used to attempt the test with a time duration of 3 hours so that she can easily attempt the exam.
Also read: The UPSC CSE 2017 Cut- Off.
She has opted for Commerce & Accountancy as her optional subject.
The first exam is practical in nature. The main focus should be on Accountancy, Cost Management, Financial Management, Taxation & Auditing. The key for this exam is the practice. The theory part is predictable as it is repetitive in nature. You must attempt the previous year exams to get an understanding of the exam.
The second exam is more theoretical in nature. The main focus should be on Human Resource, Organization Behavior, Organization Theory and Industrial Relations. She used to follow the news articles regularly. The things you should consider while attempting this exam are:
- Make your answer crisp & simple.
- Add more precise content to an answer.
- Give examples of the answers.
- Draw diagrams wherever possible.
- Underline the important words in an answer.
Marks of Shivani Gupta
She has secured 1046 marks & got 121st rank. Her marks are given below:
G. S. 1: 97
G. S. 2: 114
G. S. 3: 123
G. S. 4: 104
Optional Paper 1: 152
Optional Paper 2: 151
Written Total: 892
Final total: 1046
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
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