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Strategy by Suharsha Bhagat CSE Rank 5
Suharsha Bhagat is another example who cleared the exam by his hard work and made everyone proud of his achievement. He did not rely on any coaching institute for his preparation. He prepares on his own for CSE. He always dreamt of IAS and he didn’t stop until he got what he wants.
We are going to share the journey of Suharsha and the strategy for various subjects which was opted by him.
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About Suharsha Bhagat
Name: Suharsha Bhagat
Mother’s Name: Madhu Bhagat
Father’s Name: Phulendra Bhagat
Rank: AIR 5
No. of Attempts: 4
Roll No.: 655142
Optional Paper: Geography
Suharsha Bhagat secured 5th rank in UPSC CSE 2014-15. The first statement he released is “It is double joy for me as I have not just made to the IAS but also secured a rank which entitles me to get the home cadre as per my choice”.
According to him the basic strategy to clear the exam is confidence, stress-free life, a little bit of luck and most importantly hard work. During his interview, he told a media person “I would be nervous while preparing for the civil services examination earlier. This time, I was in a very relaxed frame of mind, which might have helped”.
Suharsha’s family always supported him and taught the value of education of in your life. His father is a doctor and he motivated his son during his preparation. His mother is a housewife but she always has been an inspiration to him.
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He passed his schooling till Xth standard from Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith, Deoghar at Jharkhand. After completing his 10th his family moved to Delhi and in Delhi, he pursued his higher education. He completed his schooling from Delhi Public School at R K Puram, Delhi.
He opted for engineering after his schooling. He completed his chemical engineering from IIT, Bombay. When he was in his college he decides that he will prepare for civil services.
Number of Attempts
He chooses geography as his optional subject. He got encouragement from his father to join IAS. His father helped him to choose geography as his optional subject.
He cleared the exam in his 4th attempt. He was not able to get IAS in his previous 3 attempts. After completing his engineering in 2010, he started his preparation for CSE. In 2011 he sits for the exam and he cleared the exam and got selected in Indian Audit and Accounts. After that when he was not satisfied with his previous attempt he again attempted the exam in 2012 and this time he got selected in Indian Information Service.
After some unsuccessful attempts, he didn’t get disheartened he again gave the exam in 2013and selected in IRS but this is not what he wants. He dreamt to become an IAS officer so how could he settle for less. He learns from his previous mistakes.
He again prepared and gave the exam in 2014 and this time his hard work paid off. He got his dream job as an IAS officer not only this he also become a national topper by getting 5th rank.
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During his preparation, he used to follow a different strategy for different subjects. So, the strategy he used to follow is discussed below.
Tips for Writing Practice
After completing a specific topic try to attempt previous year question papers. This will guide you further in your preparation.
Always start with simplicity, start with simple questions and then move to difficult questions. First, take a basic idea about the topics.
Prepare a topic and discuss with your friends about it. Take feedback from your friends and different peoples or your teachers.
Always practice essay before the main exam. Firstly you will take more time to write an essay but after some practice, you will able to write an essay in shorter time.
Always set a target for each question. Take a target of a maximum of 7 minutes for each question.
Always structure your answer before writing it. You have enough time to structure your answer before writing it.
Practice writing answers each and every day before the main exam.
Tips for Geography Optional
Always prepare map-based questions. They are very scoring, if you will prepare them properly then you will score better in the exam.
Always try to explain and make diagrams. It will help you to understand things easily.
Prefer writing in points rather than in a paragraph.
You can also score well from Human Geography.
Books you can refer to human geography are Majid Hussain and Ravindra Jain.
Read NCERTS they will give you a basic idea of every topic. But NCERTs is not enough for the whole syllabus.
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Tips for Ethics Paper
Your approach should be dynamic and vocabulary based. Try to improve your vocabulary.
Prepare topics from philosophy, psychology and public administration.
Try to approach your answer on different views like rights-based, virtue-based, justice-based etc.
The strategy for ethics case studies is:
Highlighting the dilemmas
Creating responses and alternatives
Analyzing the effect of the responses of stakeholders
Concluding by describing how the case was a learning experience
Read government report summaries rather than the actual reports.
Try to attempt at least 60 question in the prelims. Attempt all the questions you are sure of before moving to the other question.
Always present your answer properly in the exam. The presentation is very important in the exam. Underline the important keywords, try to make diagrams in your answers. This will enhance the value of your answer.
Analyze the correct keyword and write the answer accordingly to them.
Try to avoid writing unnecessary words in an essay. Your essay should have a natural flow.
Tips for Interview
Interview is a random process. Everything will notice the way you sit, the way you dressed, the way you talk, your confidence etc. Try to read the newspaper of that day so that you will have an idea of current affairs. The last but most important is your DAF (Detailed Application Form).
You should know each and everything you described in your DAF. DAF is filled after prelims it includes details like your hobbies, extra co-curricular activities etc. the interviewer will ask you questions from your DAF so you should be able to prove what you have written in DAF. DAF is a kind of your resume so fill it carefully and be prepared for your interview.
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