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Strategy by Manish Gurwani: 2016 UPSC Topper AIR 18
IAS is a profession which everyone dreamt of. But it is very difficult to reach that level. It needs a lot of patience, dedication, motivation and most importantly hard work to achieve success. If you want to see yourself as an IAS Officer in future, then you have to start planning for it from very initial age.
Manish is another example who taught people that if you have belief in yourself you can achieve your dreams. He always dreamt of IAS Officer and he made his dream come true by his hard work and will to never give up.
Everyone who is preparing for the exam has many questions like What kind of strategy will they follow? What kind of stuff do they need for the preparation? So in this article, we will try to solve all your queries while motivating you by Manish’s story.
Let’s begin with his journey.
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About Manish Gurwani
Name: Manish Gurwani
Rank: AIR 18
Year: CSE 2016
Roll No.: 0112204
Optional Subject: Mathematics
No. of Attempts: 3
Profession: IAS Officer
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Manish comes from a well-educated family. He secured 18th rank in CSE 2016. He had also previously attempted the exam in 2014 and he was able to clear the exam. He got 322nd rank in 2014 and got selected in IRS- Income Tax.
He holds a dual degree B.E. in Electrical and Electronics. He had also done M.Sc. in Mathematics from BITS (Birla Institute of Technology and Science) Pilani.
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Marks of Manish Gurwani
He secured 1070 marks and got 18th rank and made his parents proud of his achievement. His scores are given below:
General Studies 1: 103
General Studies 2: 89
General Studies 3: 116
General Studies 4: 105
Optional Paper 1: 181
Optional Paper 2: 143
Written Total: 877
Personality Test/ Interview: 193
Total Marks: 1070
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Manish chooses Maths as his optional subject for CSE Mains. He loved this subject and he had also done masters in mathematics so he was comfortable with this subject. He was interested in maths as well as enjoy doing mathematics queries. His interest helped him in clearing the exam and to achieve his dream.
Maths is a very high scoring subject. If you are comfortable with it you can score very well. On the other hand, if you don’t practice well for the exam you can never be able to clear it. The basic thing which will help you during your optional preparation is practice. Practice as many questions as you can. Other than solving previous 8–10 years question papers, some solved examples of standard textbooks can also be done.
Manish had joined IMS’s classroom programme for Maths and he found it satisfactory. The notes were quite lucid and had quite a few solved problems. You can also do Maths without any coaching too as it is based on your practice.
The list of books he sued to follow for Mathematics during his preparation is given below:
Linear Algebra: Krishna series.
Calculus: Mathematical Analysis by Malik and Arora.
3-D geometry: Book by Shanti Narayan.
Ordinary Differential Equations: M.D. Raisinghania. Advance Diff. Eq. by Raisinghania is useful for Laplace and boundary value problem.
Statics and Dynamics: Some solved problems from Krishna series books.
Vector analysis: IMS notes.
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Modern Algebra: IMS notes and book by Khanna & Bhambhri.
Real Analysis: Mathematical analysis by Malik and Arora, Real analysis by Raisinghania.
Complex analysis: Mostly relied on IMS notes and previous year question papers.
Linear Programming: IMS notes.
Partial Diff. Equations: M.D. Raisinghania.
Numerical analysis and Computer Programming: IMS notes.
Mechanics and Fluid Dynamics: Fluid dynamics by Raisinghania, Krishna series- Dynamics.
He had joined test series at IMS. This helped him in giving him a real exam like condition. Test series will help you to get an idea about how to attempt the exam and how you can manage your time to attempt the exam.
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The list of books Manish used to follow for prelims and mains are given below:
History & Culture: Ancient History- NCERT-11th(Old), NCERT-11th( New) Introduction to Indian Art, handwritten notes of Nitin Singhania sir, IAS. Modern History- NCERT-12th (Old) – Bipin Chandra, Book by Spectrum Publication. Medieval History- NCERT-11th (Old).
Polity- Laxmi Kanth.
Economy- NCERT-11th Macroeconomics for basic concepts, Book by Ramesh Singh or printed material of Sriram’s IAS.
Geography- NCERTs 11th & 12th New. Focus on Maps.
Environment- Few chapters from Class 12th NCERT, printed book by Shankar IAS coaching.
Current Affairs- The Hindu Newspaper.
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Essay: He wrote quite a few essays on his own. You can also follow UPSC IAS EXAM PREPARATION – INSIGHTS ON INDIA HOMEPAGE – INSIGHTS.
Paper I: World History- 9th & 10th NCERT- Story of Civilisation and Vision IAS Value Addition material. Post- Independence: Book by Bipin Chandra. Geographical features: GC Leong.
Paper-II: This paper is mostly dynamic in nature these days. Regular newspaper reading helps a lot. Follow the newspaper like The Hindu and made short notes out of it. Try to frame opinions on issues of national/international relevance. Questions from Polity and International Relations can be handled easily with a sound awareness of Current Affairs.
Paper-III: Economy- NCERT-11th Indian Economic Development is a good read. Disaster Management and Internal Security- book by TMH Publication for basic understanding. Try to build basics first and then, be thorough with current happenings.
Paper-IV: Be thorough with various ethical concepts and learn to produce real-life examples out of those concepts. Some case studies can be solved from the e-resources available. You can also follow UPSC IAS EXAM PREPARATION – INSIGHTS ON INDIA HOMEPAGE – INSIGHTS.
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Other than the books there are some materials available online which will help you in your preparation. The list of some e-resources you can follow during your preparation is discussed below:
For answer writing practice, essay and case studies: UPSC IAS Exam Preparation- Insights of India Homepage- Insights
For current affairs: Mrunal Competitive Exams Preparation
For videos on current issues and conventional subjects: Unacademy – India’s Largest earning Platform
For authentic policy, updates keep visiting Press Information Bureau.
You can choose any of the above resources according to your convenience.
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