Ultimate guide of IAS Preparation by UPSC Topper

Question: What were the basic mantras of your success?


ASHISH GUPTA: The basic principles of my success are hard work, correct attitude towards preparation and examination, proper direction by the tutor, reading the same materials repeatedly, the wishes of the family and Friends and the grace of God.


Question: When did the preparation for the IAS exam begin? When should I ideally start thinking about preparing for this test?


ASHISH GUPTA: I started the preparation with less than 3 months to go to the preliminaries on the first try. Ideally start preparing for six months to a year is enough Preliminaries.


Question: What were the options? What was the basis for selecting these options?


ASHISH GUPTA: My choices were history and public administration. The basis of the selection was interest in the subject, due to the popularity of scoring ability and the availability of training and reading material for the optional story.


Question: Tell us something about the preparation of the test document.


ASHISH GUPTA: There was no special preparation for test subjects, but I tried to keep clear and concise language.


Question: How do you manage your time on the preliminary exam and the main exam?


ASHISH GUPTA: In the preliminaries, I had no model for time management. After the examination, I always kept momentum for the ratings assigned to the issue, for example, a score of 60 should not take more than 36 minutes (divided into 3 parts or 5 parts is not relevant). Due to strict adherence to timelines we easily tempted every 600 points of value in both options.


Question: What is the most difficult part of this review and why? What was your strategy to deal with this difficult part?


Ashish Gupta: Hands is the most difficult part of the whole process as it has the maximum weighting coefficient in the final selection. The strategy is to keep things wide of reading material simple and limited. That is where coaching helps a serious candidate, they are required to develop the appropriate second skills of writing and expression.


Question: Have you integrated your Preliminaries and network or been separated?


ASHISH GUPTA: You do not need to have a different preparation for the two stages, so you joined them.


Question: What was your writing style during the exam? How was it different from the general style of writing? How did you develop this style of writing?


ASHISH GUPTA: My writing style is very simple, I also highlights important phrases. It is different from general writing style because it highlights the basic idea with strength and clarity. At first, I used to write in a complicated way and there is no structured introduction, core and effective conclusion. However, because of coaching under advice, I was able to simplify my writing style and make it very effective.


Question: How did you prepare for the interview?


ASHISH GUPTA: I have prepared a lot of my profile, which was very diverse. Secondly, I have prepared key points on topical issues, especially those that have occurred in recent weeks.


Question: What kind of questions did you ask during the interview? Did he respond to everyone?


ASHISH GUPTA: The questions were mainly based on opinion, but some were based on facts. I could not answer all the questions correctly and not know some technical questions.


Question: What are your strongest tips until you will appear for this exam?


ASHISH GUPTA: Cooler should aim to break the exam in the first attempt of himself, should be prepared with all my heart to this goal in mind. I also advise you not to gather too much material and lose sight of the basics. They should stick to some equipment, but quality, and check it over and over again.


Question: What is your advice for candidates other than the exam?


ASHISH GUPTA: I personally did not twice in this review. I would advise candidates to reevaluate their strategy and integrate counseling / training if this has not been done before. I would also suggest that we can learn from the mistakes of the past in trying to write the paper or in the evaluation of performance and grades. As the journey is long, the final tip is to have a lot of patience, and continue to put in the hard work.