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UPSC Topper rank 3 is helping others with guidance

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Update: Also see this post on IPS Varun Kumar’s Sexual Harassment case.

UPSC IAS exam Rank 3 Dr. RV Varun Kumar is helping candidates in an online forum where he is very popular due to his supportive nature. He has even given his mail id and phone nos for others (do not disturb his though). See excerpts of the discussion and images below or follow the link above:

Varun
Rank 3

I am Dr.RV.Varun Kumar. I’ve secured rank 3. Thanks for this community for keeping my morale upbeat before the results were declared. Love you guys. You did a great job and the comedy was enjoyable. I have bought a new sim card to help out candidates. My mobile number is 09962905270. Pl call me after two days (spare me for some press interviews). I want to share what I did during the preparation. Already i’ve requested the media to publish it. Lets see if they do it in tomorrow’s newspaper. I say something and they write some non sense. I read some articles in internet now. Anyway will try my best to be of some use to anybody out there who needs help. You can also mail me at zloty_zho(at)yahoo.com

3rd attempt for me. Rank 3 in CSE 2010. Rank 67 in Central Police Force Exam 2009 (didn’t join). 96% in 12th std. Worst student in college (failed in 4 out of 7 papers in my final yr BDS).

1st option – IPS.

id two internships. One at Seoni district in Madhya Pradesh and another with Tamil Nadu State Human RIghts Commission. Guys for how many years are you going to continue to go to ravindran or attend mock interviews? Please do some internships. NOt with NGOs or with IT companies. Start the revolution of internship with ISRO, DRDO, Cabinet Secretariat, Planning COmmission. YES, they’ll say – nothing of that sort exists. They said it to me. Never stopped trying. GO FOR IT. Atleast one of you will succeed in doing it. It will help in your interview and the rest of your career. Get down to the streets to perform better in interview.

Documentaries. Search for them. I’ll tell you how. I saw “the Devil Came on Horseback” a few days before MAins GS. Please download it and see it. Then read GS question paper. Pl tell me if it is useful or not. There was a question on Sudan. I’m sure i could have written more content than many others.

Pl. I never answer to this question. You’re gonna kill your brain when you follow the book someone else follows. Ideally, no matter what book you read, pl see to that THE AUTHOR READS IT TO YOU AND YOU DON’T PUT EFFORT TO READ IT. By that I mean to say that reading should not be a burden. You should be comfortable with the font, the language, the style of writing. Doesn’t matter if you read basu or lakshmikant until you’re thorough with the powers of the speaker.

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May 19th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

Some suggestions to prepare for CSAT

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A guy named Nakul is giving some suggestions in an online forum on how to prepare for CSAT. If you want his advice you can read below and follow the link. Please note that it is only an individual’s opinion on preparation and not any official suggestion by UPSC or this blog. Follow the thread to follow all the debates on it.

1) theres no point debating over whether csat is good or bad…….ye human mentality hai…society always wants status quo…everybody resists change…to aap log bhi aakhir part of society hi ho…….khair jo bhi ho ab aapko csat dena hi hai….to jitna bhi ro-pito koi faida nahi……….

2) ab question aata hai syllabus ka…many people r afraid ki kahi CAT jaisa na ho….bhaiyo CAT jo result deta hai wo percentile hota hai….agar attempt terms mei dekhoge to people hardly attempt 30-40% paper……….many people get 70-80 percentile in english even they got zerro marks….so dont be afraid with CAT level word…finally attempt bahut kam hota hai CAT mei
3) in IAS there r 12000 seats so even if ur percentile is around 93-94 u will get through….uper se individual cutoff hai GS mei…..batti lag jaayegi non serious candidates ki……so dont bhi afraid………………………
4) overall a attempt of 20-25 % attempt in aptitude paper will make u get through definitely(assuming CAT level paper)
5) So dont panic, the paper is definately achievable for arts student also…………..

 

9) finally how to prepare………………
Mujhe pata hai aap log maanoge to hai nahi isliye i wont give a complete study map before febraury kyunki mai aap logon ke chutiyaapon mei support nahi dunga……………
10) u prepare for GS of preims in december agar bahut mann kare…..prepare india year book throughly………..both prelims and mains will be covered……………….
11) for aptitude for abt ethics and psychology stupidity right now…………..aptitude ke liye TIME aur career launcher ki booklets aati hai unhe kharid lena…..coaching ki koi zaroorat nahi hai kewal booklets enough hain……………….
12) ek simple maths book le lijiyega-Do these topics initially – 1) ratio and proportion
2)percentage and profit and loss
3) simple geometry
4) number theory- tables

 

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May 14th, 2011 at 10:39 am

Meet UPSC toppers online

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Follow this thread online if you want to meet people who have got a rank in the recently declared results of CSE 2010 mains final.

Excerpts:

Hi Everyone!
I got 253 Rank! PK Mishra board.
Presently working as Business Analyst-Global Banking and Markets with HSBC Plc
M.Devender Singh

 

rank 160
k k paul board

 

rank 313
prof challam board
psycho,zoology

 

rank 36
shashi uban tripathi
history&hindi
presently IPS probationer

 

Yeah … Congrats to All
My Options: Public Administration and Sociology
Expecting IAS keeping in mind Quota factor
Cheers Deven

 

rank 266
optionals : electrical engg. and telugu lit
PK misra sir’s board
presently working as DEE ( through IES) in Railways

 

Rank 171
Rajni Razdan board..

 

RANK 10
VIJAY SINGH BOARD
VETERINARY SCIENCE
ZOOLOGY

 

orkut - Please mention your Ranks!_1305349057639

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May 14th, 2011 at 10:29 am

Meet people who cleared UPSC with Pali Literature

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If you want to meet candidates who have cleared with Pali literature then follow this thread in an online forum. You will find there candidates who have cleared with Pali literature.

cleared with- PALI LITT.

please give your message for PALI. LIT.everyone who cleared – Please . Thanks.

selected …..456 rank general
pali and pub adm

orkut - cleared with- PALI LITT._1305348271470

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May 14th, 2011 at 10:15 am

Help others on how to write answers in the UPSC IAS examination

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Answer writing skills are very important in the UPSC CSE examination. Some candidates online are seeking help from toppers and others on how to write the answers in civil services examination to make the maximum impact. You can follow the thread to know more and discuss.

Please do try to recollect what you wrote in mains cse 2010 and share the answer sheet for us. It will be a great help in following ways :-
– What is the actual standard of answers that are written in exam
– Is there need for sticking to particular style of answer writing
– Understanding general format of answer
– Its very difficult to get authentic answer from coaching centers, I have tried much but in vain
Even if you can rememeber only one answer please contribute as it will be of great help. This is analogous to open source in making software. Please contribute to this community and help future aspirants.

Please do try to recollect what you wrote in mains cse 2010 and share the answer sheet for us. It will be a great help in following ways :-
– What is the actual standard of answers that are written in exam
– Is there need for sticking to particular style of answer writing
– Understanding general format of answer
– Its very difficult to get authentic answer from coaching centers, I have tried much but in vain
Even if you can rememeber only one answer please contribute as it will be of great help. This is analogous to open source in making software. Please contribute to this community and help future aspirants.

 

answer writing is the most important part of this exam. i am sure many of those hard working veterans who have given 2 or more attempts are as good as any of those top rankers in terms of knowledge. what distingueshes them apart are the things like answer writing skills, luck or rather badluck etc. this is particularly true in the case of optionals and essay which, in my opinion, have become more important GS now a days. writing skills become particularly important in this context.

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orkut - Open source UPSC !!! Request to toppers_1305347900446

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May 14th, 2011 at 10:11 am