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Strategy to crack UPSC-CSE Prelims and Mains by Ashish Tiwari (AIR-6)
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Ashish Tiwari has explained all the sources, books, materials etc. which helped him in cracking this exam and secure AIR 6. He has also explained his strategy for public administration optional and how to write good answers in the mains examination. He concludes with his words of wisdom of what actually worked for him in the exam.

Ashish Tiwari
Secured AIR 6 in UPSC CSE 2015, NIT Jamshedpur Graduate, 5 year work experience with Indian Oil Corporation.

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Sir, how to prepare for paper 2 for prelims and plz guide me for concerned sources or books if any. thank u
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are all available in hindi also????????????????????????
Hii Sir, I am a working person and wanted to know your strategy to manage the time while job, I just wanted to inculcate those things to my life. plz suggest me.
Sir,I am a 2019 UPSC CSE 2019 aspirant studying in IIT BHU,sir should I start making notes from newspapers and current affairs from now on i.e July 2017 only or should I wait??? Pls do reply sir........
Hey guys, I just saw this post somewhere on facebook. A show titled 'Success Speaks' is going to be telecast on DD nation, where successful candidates share preparation strategy for Civil Services Exam. it will also be live here: https://www.chanakyaiasacademy.com/ I think it'll be helpful for all of us.
  1. Strategy for the preparation of UPSC - CSE Presented by: Ashish Tiwari (6th rank holder in CSE 2015)


  2. About Me 6th rank holder in the CSE -2015 Graduated from NIT, Jamshedpur in 2011 5 years work 5 vears work experi ence with Indian Oil Corporation Limited Course fee: CONTRIBUTIE Follow me on: https://unacademy.in/user/tiwarivicky.1989


  3. Basic Details . Age: 27 Total Attempts in CSE :2 Optional Subjects: Public Home Town Chhatarpur (MP) Graduation Course B. Tech (Hons.) with CGPA of 8.68 Administration


  4. Overview .Basic details Reason for taking up this exam Mode of study material preferred Tempo and style . Reason for taking up this exam .Words of wisdom . Credits


  5. Reason for taking up this exanm eason for fakinaU . Decided to take up the exam in July - 2014 . Always wanted to be a civil servant Monoto nous job profile Urge for public service


  6. Tempo and Style Average study of around 6-7 hours a day Family expectation on me motivated me to prepare for the exam I was compromising my job daily and had left every comfort for this . Being an IAS was a dream for me


  7. Mode of study material preferred . Internet helped me to clear lots of doubt Internet helped me to clear lots of doubt .Pleth ora of material in just a click Limits wastage of time in searching relevant books Made short notes out of searched material


  8. Prelims (CSAT) General Studies Topic History Ancient History Medieval History Modern (Freedom Struggle) Culture society Polity (theory + current) Strategy/booklist/comment Vajiram classnotes Economy (theory + current) Science (theory + current) Environment (theory + current) Geography (Physical) Geography (India) Geography (World) Other National/International current affairs Schemes, Policy & Filler Class 7th NCERT Old by Romila thaper Spectrum Modern Indian History Nitin Singhania's Notes Vajiram classnotes+ Pubad paper-2 notes+ Laxmikanth Vajiram classnotes+ newspapers+livemint newsletter Thehindu + vajiram classnotes Shankar IAS NCERT class 11th+ G C Leong NCERT class 11th & 12th NCERT+ mrunal.org for resource distribution. Thehindu +Internet Newspapers


  9. Mains: General Studies Paper 1 Materials Topic Culture Vajiram Ancient history classnotes+ nitin singhania notes Spectrum modern Indian history Vajiram classnotes+ Arjun Dev Old NCERT Indian histor World history Vajiram classnotes+ class 11th NCERT for political science (Politics in india after Independence) Shankar IAS material occasionally VISION IAS current affairs material. Vajiram classnotes Insightsonindia articles Post-independence India Indian society Role of women, poverty etc. Globalization on Indian societ Communalism, regionalism, secularisnm World geo physical Resource distribution Factors for industrial location Earthquake tsunami etc. Impact on flora-fauna NCERT class 11th & 12th G C Leong Mrunal.org No specific source Vajiram classnotes No source


  10. Mains: General Studies Paper 2 Topic Indian Constitution, devolution, dispute redressal etc. Comparing Constitution with world Parliament, state Legislatures Materials Vajiram classnotes, Public administration classnotes Vision IAS material Vajiram classnotes, Public administration classnotes Vajiram classnotes, Public administration classnotes No specific source Vision IAS material. Vajiram classnotes M.Laxmikanth Executive-judiciary Ministries departments Pressure group, informal associations Representation of people's act Various bodies: Constitutional, statutory NGO, SHG etc. Public Administration notes


  11. Mains : Answer Writing . Started concluding in GS 1,2,3 as I had a habit of writing long answers Answered both in bullet and paragraph format as there was no fixed format


  12. Mains : Essay Joined Vajiram essay class but the outcomes were not as expected . I tried to cover wide dimensions and connected the whole story with one como link Few quotations I read a week before examination


  13. Words of Wisdom . Life is what you value and take only those steps which you really want to take and life will reward you with what you aspire for Competition Draws the best out of you Spirit of fighting is more important than success