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Sagar Kumar: UPSC CSE 2017 Topper, AIR 13
UPSC has declared the result of civil services examination 2017 this month. This year result comes with new toppers & new motivational journeys. Sagar secured 13th rank in UPSC CSE 2017 & become a national topper.
About Sagar Kumar
Name: Sagar Kumar Jha
Mother’s Name: Savita Jha
Father’s Name: Mihir Kumar Jha
Age: 24 years
Rank: AIR 13
Year: CSE 2017
No. of Attempts: 3
Optional Subject: Mathematics
Resident: Seharsa District
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Sagar is a resident of Chanpur Village of Khra block of Seharsa District. His father Mihir Kumar Jha is currently posted as Block Cooperative Officer. His father always motivated him to go for civil services examination. His father guided him during his preparation. Sagar’s mother Savita Jha is a housewife.
He has secured 13th rank in CSE he will be able to call an IAS Officer but he wants to go for IPS as he is more interested in serving the police for the betterment of the country. From the very beginning, he likes police services that is why after getting 13th rank he wants to go for Indian Police Services (IPS). Sagar got inspired by his relatives to join as an IPS Officer. He is inspired by his uncle Bhageshwar Jha who is currently working in Indian Police Service while his sister’s husband is posted as a divisional mechanical engineer. Sagar told that he wants to stay in police services while also helping the women for women safety.
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Sagar has completed his initial schooling from DAV Coal Nagar, Dhanbad. After doing his 10th there, he moved to Ranchi. He completed his schooling from Delhi Public School, Ranchi. He had taken science in his 12th standard. After that, he started his preparation for the various entrance exam for the graduation. He has completed computer science & engineering from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) & he topped the university in his graduation. He was in the top position across the country when he topped his graduation in 2016.
Sagar gave the credit of his success to his family. He owes his success to his parents Savita Jha & Mihir Kumar Jha along with his brother- in- law Ravish Ranjan. His relatives & parents always helped him in the preparation. After doing a lot of hard work he is able to achieve his dreams.
Number of Attempts
This was Sagar’s third attempt for CSE. He has 1st attempted the exam in 2015 but he was not able to clear the prelims. He flunked the prelims by 11 marks. After that, he gave 2nd attempt in 2016 but unfortunately this time also he didn’t make it to the mains. He got flunked by 7 marks in prelims in 2016. But he never gets disheartened & never stops doing his hard work. He again prepared & gave the exam in 2017. This time his hard work paid off. He got 13th rank this time & become a national topper.
When people asked him that what prevents him quitting the CSE preparation he mention the below things:
As he appeared in prelims thrice so he can see that the scores are increasing with each attempt. This gives a positive feeling & stops him to quit the preparation.
If you are dedicated towards your goal then you will be sincere towards your goal. This also helped him during the CSE journey.
You have to accept the failures in your journey. When he first appeared in the exam, he calculated his odds of getting selected in the exam & it was around only 0.2%. Therefore at that time, he accepted his failure but later on worked on his mistakes to improve his performance.
The most important thing is the support of your family. His family member always supported him in every situation.
He always had a belief in himself that one day he will be able to make his dream come true which did not let him quit.
He also got success in other exams like he has secured AIR 1 in CAPF exam. This was a huge confidence booster for him.
Strategy for Answer Writing
While writing always remember that there is nothing like an ideal answer. No matter how much you will write, you will never get a 10 out of 10. But your focus should be to write decent answers in the specific time.
Always start with reading a newspaper. It is mandatory for the CSE preparation. If you find the newspaper reading boring then you must start reading the two editorials given on the left side of The Hindu or The Indian Express. But you have to go through them daily.
After that move towards the static portion of your syllabus. Prepare a content consisting of 200 words for each part of the syllabus.
After that also read the answer booklet of the topper. This will help you to know how to write an answer, what should be the pattern of the answer. This will be a huge guide for you in answer writing.
After making the content revise the content regularly.
Then while writing an answer the important thing is your handwriting. Try to improve your handwriting & start working on your handwriting if it’s bad.
You should at least write 10 answers at one go, this will help you to develop the endurance.
Also, attempt various test series. This will also help you to develop writing skills.
While writing an answer in mains you must consider the following points:
- Read questions quickly & carefully.
- Mark out questions you know least about.
- Keep the introduction & the conclusion limited. 2 lines for each thing should be fine.
- Includes facts & figures in your answer. Mentioning facts is the smartest way to start an answer in General Studies.
- Use keyword & adjectives in your answer.
- Draw diagrams wherever possible.
- Write the answer body in bullet points.
- Highlight the important points of your answer.
- At the end give suggestions & sum up your answer.
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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
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