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Amit Kumar Singh (75th Rank) Civil Services Examination 2010

CSC : What were the basic mantras of your success?
Amit Kumar : Hard work and guidance of my teachers and mentor.

CSC : When did you start preparation for the IAS Examination? When should one ideally begin thinking about preparing for this exam?
Amit Kumar : After completing my B.Tech I joined in a job in the private sector, it was then when I first thought of preparing for Civil Services. I think one should ideally start preparing one year before the prelims examination.

CSC : How did you start preparation for the IAS Examination?
Amit Kumar : The first important step was to choose my optional subjects which took around a month. After that I prepared GS and my first optional simultaneously and then my 2nd optional subject.

CSC : What were your optionals? What where the basis of selecting these optionals?
Amit Kumar : Prelims - Physics
Mains   - Physics & Maths.
I took these subjects because I had technical background and I thought I could perform well with these subjects.

CSC : How did you manage your time in both prelims and mains examinations?
Amit Kumar : For mains I gave more time to my optional subjects. For prelims also my strategy was the same.

CSC : Which is the most difficult part of this exam and why? What was your strategy to tackle this difficult part?
Amit Kumar : I think interview is the trickiest part of the examination. After listening to all the strategies for interview I thought simplicity and honesty are best way to handle questions.

CSC : How helpful are the coaching institutes? What is your overall opinion about coaching institute?
Amit Kumar : Coaching institutes can only guide a candidate towards correct path. One has to work hard and apply his/her brain on the path shown by coaching.

CSC : What should be the best strategy to tackle negative marking?
Amit Kumar : One should not attempt question till he/she is able to eliminate at least two out of four options given.

CSC : Which types of questions were asked for interview? Did you answered all?
Amit Kumar : Some of the questions were: Why you left your previous job?; Why you want to become civil servant?; What is P.P.P.? Give one example.; Who won Oscar this time.; What do you think are causes of corruption?; How can you handle political pressure if you are exposed to it; Why you choose Maths & Physics as your optionals.;and some questions on climate change & poverty.

CSC : Was there any specific area they emphasized upon?
Amit Kumar : Yes, they were quite particular about how I responded to question: ‘why I want to join Civil Services?’ they also asked many cross questions on it.

CSC : What is your advice to the freshers who are going to appear for this exam?
Amit Kumar : First choose right optional that you are comfortable with and then, with the help of right guidance prepare them thoroughly. Answer writing practice is important.

CSC : What is your advice to the candidates who have failed in this exam?
Amit Kumar : This exam unlike other checks temperament of candidates. It might happen that a candidate even after working hard is not able to be selected in some attempts.
But one has to keep himself focused and finally success will definitely come.

CSC : Since when have you begun reading Civil Services Chronicle magazine? What are your suggestions to make it more useful for Civil Services Examination?
Amit Kumar : CSC is a good magazine which is really helping to reduce the efforts of candidates in their preparation

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DoB: 17TH AUGUST, 1983


Exam        Years       University
/Board     College/School          %age of Marks
B.Tech    2002-06      Electrical
Engg.           IIT Madaras              7.35/10
12th         2001             C.B.S.E           KV Bamrauli
Allahabad        76%
10th         1999             C.B.S.E.          KV Bhathinda
Punjab          67%

Prelims: OPTIONAL: 
Mains : OPTIONAL 1st: Physics, 2nd: Maths

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