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AMIT KHATRI (11th Rank)

What were the basic mantras of your success?

Amit Khatri: Hard work, devotion to studies and adhering to my mentor's advice, and parent's support and God's grace made this possible.

What were your optionals? What where the basis of selecting these optionals?

Amit Khatri:
Prelims - Chemistry
Mains - Geography & Public Administration
I chose Chemistry because of the comfort level with the subject since my school days, however for mains I was not comfortable with it hence I chose Geography and Public Administration because I liked making map entries and due to the relevance in daily work later.

How much time did you devote for your studies?

Amit Khatri:  For Mains preparation the candidate should try to tap multiple sources via topic wise preparation based upon UPSC syllabus. Often fine points such as underlining, clean handwriting and diagrams make the difference between average and good marks.

Which is the most difficult part of this exam and why? What was your strategy to tackle this difficult part?

Amit Khatri: The most difficult part was the interview preparation as it requires a complete understanding of oneself. Knowing oneself is the real test of learning process, as it requires a thorough knowledge, with loads of values and a balance of perception.

What are your suggestions for freshers who want to join coaching institutes for preparation?

Amit Khatri: One must first prepare for Interview and seek to develop his personality, way of thinking, perspective building and improvement of communication. The second step must be associated with Mains preparation beginning with GS first followed by optionals. It is here that coaching institutes will be actually helpful. A candidate must know the subject before joining the institute in order to take maximum advantage of classroom teaching.

How did you prepare for interview?

Amit Khatri: For interview a comprehensive preparation is needed that must include knowledge acquisition of graduation subjects, bio data and current affairs. I focused on these specific areas. I appeared in Purushottam Aggarwal sir's panel, the interview lasted around 20 minutes and it involved discussions on social issues, e-Governance, secularism and judicial review.

In your opinion, new pattern introduced by UPSC from 2011 is better than the previous one?

Amit Khatri: I think that the change in exam pattern is in tune with changing times with greater stress on multi-dimensional personality that couldn't be accurately assessed solely by theoretical knowledge based on single optional.

B I O - D A T A



Exam         College/School                           Board      % of marks
Xth           ST. MARKS SCHOOL                  CBSE      85
XIIth         ST. MARKS SCHOOL                  CBSE      78
B.E           DELHI COLLEGE OF ENGINEERIG   DU         58


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