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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

Getting selected in the UPSC exam while still in job

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Many candidates wonder if it is possible to get selected in the UPSC CSE exam or the IAS examination while also being in a job. The answer is yes but there are many riders to it. Many students are discussing it in an online forum and you can join them if you want to know more on this. Some excerpts:

I dnt know but may be i hav a misconception that people cant clear IAS xam while still engaged in job and without taking leave. And even if they r through their rank could nt be very good ,i.e say within 200 or 300.

2009 CS
1.GhanShyam Thori-Rank26th was in work wid Kodak/finance
2.Cyril 300+ Rank:-workd in Secreteriat
3.Rashmita Panda AIR 13th was workin as a teacher
den d most concernd person,u may take into consideration z Topper2010CS:Ms. S. Divyadharshini:working as a banker in State Bank of India….!.
so,nw i wud lik sum wid only wrds dat Dear "only determination/passion/feeling to serve Society(nation) matters"…either it is for UPSC:CS xam or for any thing else…!
nyways,neither i hav attempted even at once nor m havin enough Xperiance…!m preparing only for "how to becum an aspirant"….so if dis short(n sortd hahah)info may sumhow z nt as enough,do post sum odrs qurries……people aspired CS or in aspiration wil help u sure… 🙂

I am still working as an engineer in BHEL since 2009(after qualifying from college). Luckily got 89th rank this time. this was my second attempt. gave interview even in first attempt. though it is a bit though. but quite manageble. (Gaurav)


congratulations awkash…i was working initially wid DRDO and then with Indian railways…i got 37th rank in CSE-2010

Rank 1 was working for SBI …. was reading around 4-5 hours per day
( According to interview to NDTV or CNN IBN .. i dont remember )


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May 14th, 2011 at 10:04 am

UPSC CSE 2010 final results: Pairs of optional subjects (analysis)

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If you want the data on UPSC CSE 2010 final result release in May 2011 for pairs of optional subjects and candidates selected therein then you can see this pdf file uploaded in a popular online forum by an IITian (Ramsundar, Guwahati).

This data has been released by him and is not an official UPSC document; it is thanks to skills of software professionals like him in IIT and elsewhere.

UPSC CSE 2010 final results: PDF document of optionwise ranking

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Someone is a popular online forum has uploaded a document on optional subjects taken by those selected finally in the UPSC CSE 2010 final results. This document will be useful for statistical analysis of subjects taken by candidates.

A guy named Ramsundar Sundarkumar (IIT Guwahati) has compiled/uploaded it. Please note that it is not an official UPSC release and their is no guarantee of accuracy. The document runs in 42 pages. IITians and other software professionals have been leaking such documents in the past too.

Click on this link to view the pdf file

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May 14th, 2011 at 9:52 am

Nirbhay Sharma Interview Board experience

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Interview experience posted by Jyotana on 18 April 2011 (see link)

Nirbhay Sharma Sir’s board

Interview experience in Lt.Gen Sir Nirbhay Sharma’s Board

My interview was today on 15th April in the forenoon session.I was the

third candidate to be interviewed.There were two ladies from UP(4th)

and Vizag(2nd).There were three other gentlemen from TN(1st) and UP.At

11.05 hrs,I was called to enter the board.Before that the gentleman

who was calling the names asked me to wait for 10 mins .I was a bit

nervous but ultimately it was cool and I made up my mind to enter the

board confidently.I saluted Thakur,Ma and Swamiji and went in.There

was one lady member other than 4 gentlemen including Chairman Sir.

Me: Good morning sir.Good morning Mam and Good morning to u all

sirs.(with bowing).

CH offered me sit and I told Thank you and sat comfortably and was

looking at other members who were gazing at my biodata.

CH:What is your name?

Me: Sir my name is Joyanta Chakraborty

CH: Humm u are a technocrat and done B.E(Elect) and M.Tech…..

Me: Sir I did not complete my M.Tech.

CH: Why didn’t u complete/what is the reason?

Me: Sir my family was undergoing a financial crunch and my parents

wanted to take up some job.My mother underwent a surgery and they

thought I shall take up a job and it will give them mental

satisfaction.I too thought of supporting my family rather than

pursuing higher degree sir.

CH: Ok.Then you are in Railways,where?

Me: Sir I am Senior Electrical Engineer/Design in CLW

CH:Through which service?when?

Me:Sir Indian Engineering Services 2005 batch

CH: So u entered last year?

Me: No sir,I have entered the services in 2006 and right now am in job in CLW

CH:So in Railways u will be having good saloon cars and bunglaows.

Me: Sir now I am not entitled for that .DRMs ,GMs and Members of Board

are entitled.

CH: When will u become DRM?

Me: Sir normally it takes 25 years down the line in present scenario

to become DRM but there are attributes like performance,ACR,age for


CH: Don’t u think that these saloons and big bunglaows should be

provided in the initial years as in th

these cannot be used as a means of entertainment as u will be very busy?

Me:Yes sir these are lot of benefits available to railways officers and these are tantalising at young age and many of us are desirious of that but we have to see that these are not luxurious to them at that age as those are necessities and are required as to shorten their travel time for busier activities and now these will be mere show-offs and are not required at all.

CH: Don’t u think that GMs have big bungalows and big cars and those are not necessary?We can think of some still less ostentatious arrangements?

Me:Sir it is anice idea and I am one with you Sir.The senior officers in Railways will be having very small families,there children will be away from them and they will be very busy.We can think of some furnished flats type of accomodation in cities or HQs and we can utilise the unused lands to create houses for the poor where many of tem don’t have roofs over their head and we can serve a socio-economic cause.

CH: What is your idea of privatisation of Indian Railways?Why shouldn’t we privatise?

Me: Sir Railways is used by the general masses and the high classes alos but for the masses ,privatisation will rob their only means of transport.Again it is used to transport raw materials and food,fertiliser which are all realted to the common people’s livelihood. In Railways we have to take some social projects which are economically unviable but socially feasible and privatisation will stop it.

CH:No we can do the privatisation to earn more money”

Me:Sir money earning is a motive for a commercial organisation like Railways but we should have some social commitment.Lots of people are employed as it being the largest PSU employer.

CH:No we can think of privatising some parts like Chenia-kolkata,Delhi routes…..

Me: Sir we are thinking of DFC and PP models.And also about multimodal transportation and linkage of Railways with Golden Quadrilateral and ports through eco-cities.This will earn revenue for us but these are on PPP model

CH: No I am talking of complete privatisation as it….

Me: yes Sir it may lead to efficiency enhancement,more productivity and more revenues for Railways but the common man’s interest will be at stake and it may lead to inflation and unemployment.

CH: But what about some special routes?

Me: Sir with PPP model we can entrust the arrangement of infrastructure with the private parties with operation in our control with a profit sharing but still some routes have to be kept keeping into mind the general passengers.

CH: OK(may be not very convinced).Gives batton to the first member.

M1: So can we have some model so that we have GMT+6:30 for North eastern and the rest unchanged?

Me: Yes we can do that and it will have many advantages as this is done in other developed countries.

M1:What advantages are you talking of?Can u define it?

Me: yes Sir by doing that we can reschedule the demand of power in these two regions as we don’t have surplus adequate power in NER.It will help industrialisation and office working smoother.


Me: Sir somewhere the job schedule will be starting and somewhere it will be ending. The demand will be reshuffled and we can wheel power from surplus to deficit region.

M1: which time it will be of great use?Me: Sir daytime or office time between 10 am to 6 pm.

M1: which loads?

Me: Sir industrial and commercial loads.

M1: How will it be done?what is that will be affected?

Me:Sir the total demand can be made even as per the schedule and …

M1: No is there a term cal peak……?

Me:Yes sir,(smilingly),the entire peak demand will not be raised together and with the limited installed generation capacity we can utilise it efficiently.

M1:Ok.So how will u wheel power from west to east or say NE?

Me: sir through HVDC i.e High Voltage Double Circuit.

M1: Why?

Me: Sir we have read in electrical engineering that above 800 kms HVDC is technically and economically feasible and will serve the purpose. how much space is required for that?Any idea?

Me: Sir very narrow but long length space as the return path is through ground.So it will not require much space but the distance it will cover will be large.

M1: Do u know some separatist movement is going on in the northern part of West bengal and north east to where u want to wheel power from western side.So can u name them?

Me: yes Sir.It is Gorkhaland movement in the north bengal for demands of separate gorkha land for the nepalis,sherpas and bhutiyas.

M1:no no .it is close to Assam region

Me: Sir Bodoland.

M1: No ,it is north of west bengal and close to Assam

Me: Oh Sir it is KLO i.e Kamtapuri Liberation Organisation and Greater Koochbihar Movement.

M1: So who are spearheading?

Me:Sir I am not sure but if u allow me to guess…..

M1:Yahh.carry on.

Me:It is Kamtapuris and Koochbiharis(actually I should have said Rajbanshis)

M1:what is ur take on small state vs big state:what is ur opinion?there are more talks and more violent protest going on

Me:Sir there cannot be a direct yes or no answer to these demsnda.But we have to keep into mind administrative efficiency,economic and financial viability and genuine people’s aspirations to be addressed by the government and should be dealt with in case to case basis.

M1: Ok

Ch moves batton to Lady member(M2)

M2: Ok what is the present relations with Bangladesh with India?

Me:Mam after Awami league came to power under Seikh Hasina ,the relationship is better as they are pro-Indian.But there are some outstanding issue……..

M2:What are the issritants?what issues are there between us?

Me:For India it is undemarcated boundaries,water sharing issues and dams like Ganges,Teesta and Tipaimukh,illegal infiltration,human traficcking etc.From Bangladesh it is trade deficit.Also natural gas.(stops here)

M2:What is this Tipaimukh issue?where is it?

Me: Mam India is planning to build a dam on Barak river and Bangladesh is saying that it will affect their agriculture on the downstream.Mam I am not exactly sure of the location but if u allow me to guess I can try it.

M2:Ok try it out,speak out

Me:Mam it is I think in the borders of Manipur annd Mizoram on Barak river.

M2: so what is the Ganga water sharing issue?

Me:Mam I am exactly not sure but if u allow me to say..

M2: Ok tell me

Me: Ma when i was working as an executive engineer in Farakka in NTPC I came to know that in 1996 there eas an agreement between Seikh Hasina and India Govt to share a certain volume of water to Bangladesh in april and certain volume of water to India during summers

M2: Where is Farakka?what is so famous for?

Me: Mam it is in murshidabad and it is famous for linking north and south bengal through a bridge on river Ganges that flows as Hooghly to South Bengal from Dhulian.mam it has an economic importance of linking the two sides of bengal and the only link.It also connects NER to the rest of India through bengal.Hilsa fish is available in the waters and a tradeable item between us and Bangladesh.There is 1600 MW NTPC power plant superthermal and a hydel plant was planned but I don’t know whether it has been made now.

M2:so why was this dam built?Any idea?

Me: Mam I am not sure of this

M2:Ok try I shall help u


M1 tells me about whether for flood control or something….

Me:(smilingly) Yes Sir I think for flood control and desiltation……

M2: Actually it was to save the kolkata port to increase navigability(She confirms me to some extent)

Me: Thank you mam.

Ch moves baton to M3.I think he was from South India by his content of questions and accent.

M3:so from Jadhavpur to erode..A long distance and u had stayed for 4 years..

Me:Sir I was first posted in erode under Saelam division in Southern Railways.I stayed there for 6 months only.

M3:so u have travelled form howrah to erode many times I assume.

Me: yes Sir 3-4 times.

M3:so how did u feel a s a passenger as general public not as an officer?

Me: sir yes sir.the cleanliness was an issue.The toilets and coaches are not that much clean as it should be.Sometimes the catering services are poor.The food is not tasty and nutritous and people have complaints about the food and linens which are dirty.There is an issue of punctuality and trains become late sometimes.The availability of berth is problem even if we have so many trains

M3: yes still peeple are not getting enough seats….(convinced)

Me:yes sir.Still according to the passengers ,there is dearth of trains and the routes are supersaturated.

M3:Humm.So as airports do,we can give passes to the passengers when they are boarding.This system of card tickets in papers is very olr process and does not work well.

Me: sir we can think of such measures .we can thin k of hand held ticket vending machines which we introduced in Central Railway s for suburban services where u are given tickets thru GPS based system once u board.But there are practical difficulties in long distance trains as we have infrastructure and technological bottleneck as as many passengers would like to concurrently go to the same place,an unplanned on the spot booking may deprive many genuine passengers as there are dearth of trains in the same route compared to passengers.(convinced)

M3: So u know about something of Erode district where some separate statehood demand was going on?

(I did not know about separate statehood but separatate municipal corporation)

Me:sir I am not aware of this incident.May be I have not followed it that time.

M3:So in bengal the congress is not powerful now.When did they become to degrade?

Me: sir I think they were in power till 1977 after that and to be precise after 1982 probably

M3: so what is ur opinion about there coming back or reviving?

Me: sir sorry sir,I don’t have any idea ,I don’t know sir.

CH:Ok u need not answer that question, don’t answer it now.I shall again ask u some questions later as my questions are not finished.Moves to M4.

M4: so u are now in CLW.What are they doing about technology import?Whne did and from where we imported initially?

Me: Sir we are importing technology for locomotives,coaches and traction motors.Initually in 1950s we imported from UK and now in 1996 we imported from Sweden and Switzerland from M/s ABB 3 phase loco technology and in 2003 from LHB/Germany for coaches

M3: So why are we not importing now?

Me:Sir it is costly and a drain on exchequer and dependence on foreign technology and obsolescence can hit us

M3: so whether are we doing some new technology?

CH also told yes we are now capable enough here in India,don’t we?

Me: yes sir we also at CLW and RDSO as well other PUs like RCF,ICF are doing work on new technologies.I talked on Loco trol,remote coupling,described,Vigilance control device in which I am involved,Vehicle control electronics,MU coupling of locos,Microporocessor control system modification,AC fitting in locos and some other technologies like TPWS and ATWS.

M3:So what bare we doing for coaches like Shatabdi rajdhani rakes?

Me: sir we have imported the design of lighter crushproof anti telescopic design of LHB coaches.they have better riding index and payload to tare ratio is more

M3:are we doing something here?

Me:sir we are modifying and upgrading it continuously.We are trying to make it with composite material with lesser weight and more with aluminium.It is of green toilets and zero

In wagons too we are also trying.RCF and ICF may be doing more and I don’t know more about that.

M3: so any time frame

Me:Sir I don’t know about that as RCF and ICF may be doing it so I canot say anything about that.

Then there was talks of import substitution,formation of new sources,new developments etc.

Next CH took the baton himself

CH: So you are going to be the in charge of administration of some district.You will be involved in some socio economic developmental projects.There are so many social problems.say for westBengal ,the health is a crisis.Is not it?

Me:yes sir,it is a serious problem area and we need to do a lot.

CH:yes .so what are the programmes?

me;Sir NRHM i.e National Rural health Mission.This scheme has to be run successfully and properly implemented.

CH:So the scheme is not running well.There are many problems.What do you think will be done to address that?

Me:Sir I have to first see whether the provisions of the scheme are there ,means infra,doctors,medicines,Health centers and then its monitoring……(stopped)

CH:No those things are not implemented and then say in point form what will you do,say I say Doctors not in..

Me Time,not punctual,involved in private practice,not very sensitive and sincere about delivery of health care to the poor

CH: yes then medicines

Me: yes they may be of poor quality,medicines for snake bites,maleria which are common in West bengal not available in care centers are far away,transportation is a problem,good operation theatres,labour wards,diagnostic centers are not there

CH:So what should be done when u have identified the problems

MeSir initially I should see whether the doctors are doing there duty and I will personally monitor that whether they are there as they are supposed to be,attending patients,any scarcity in doctors has to be filled in,then regarding medicines the quality should be checked thru expiry dates and independent organisations and quality of docs…

CH:No the docs may not listen to u ,they will tell they want to pursue higher degree and so

Me:Sir I have to convince them and tell rightaway that they have come by their professional choice and as part of there MBBS cours eor by job and they have to serve the people,regarding further studies that they have to do parallely,and I can arrange for good journals or infra

CH: but they will say their career prospects are getting disturbed.

Me: Sir I have to say that they are dutibound to serve in the rural centers and that is a priority of the government for which they are recruited and being paid and as they are in the job it is a noble cause for which they are here

Ch:But your cousin who may be in those doctors that he wants to pursue higher studies and can’t give so much time

Me:Sir whether he or she is my cousin or not ,irrespective of any relation with him,I have to tell him or them rules are same for all and serving the people is a noble cause and being a doctor apart form pursuing higher studies it is their duty so long a sthey are in the service to treat the patients in rural areas as they don’t have others to be looked after

CH:but your cousin may say that some Chakraborty,mukherjee or ganguly have got degree certificates and I too need them and may be they have got them fake

Me: Sir I have to first check and investigate the allegation but not believe in the face of it.And if really found so,I have to take strict actions like sacking them who have come through such certificates

CH:No they will say their certificates are fair

Me:Sir I have to check it out and if found after verification they are achieved thru unfair means ,I have to be rule-bound and retain quality doctors only and take stern measures agaist them who have fake certificates and who are delinquent in duties

CH:so u said that Railways need not be privatised,It is ok but there are some crucical reasons for that.tell me the most important one

Me:Sir I think Railways are the lifeline of nation.The connect remotest parts of country and

carry raw materials,finished goods,food and fertliser which are of most concern to the lives and livelihoods of the common ma,(I should have told strategic word here).There are some areas where we have to take up railways projects which are commercially unviable but socially feasible and a social commitment aspect is there.Besides it is under union list as a means of communications which is of prior necessity.

Ch:But there are some other reasons too.Anyways.Thank u and your interview is over.

Me: Thanks u Sir.Thank u madam and to all of you sirs.

I left the board with a feeling that I could answer many but also could not answer all.It went for around 35 mins.I am not sure how he will assess me and hope God’s grace is with me.Best of luck to all fellow candidates too.

See image of discussion on this link and follow the link given above for a discussion on this nice interview .

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April 23rd, 2011 at 10:27 am

Smt. Rajni Razdan Interview board experience in UPSC civils personality test

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This interview experience has been shared by a guy named Varun on 20 April 2011 (see image and link below):

11:05 to 11:45; 40 mins interview

1) Is Anna Hazare’s demand implementable?
2) What are the problems you foresee if Anna Hazare’s requests are agreed by the govt?
3) The image of the police is nefarious in the society. As a police officer how will you try to change it?
4) Tell us the rank hierarchy of Indian Army
5) Who is the Japanese film director who is world renowned for his style? Name two movies which he directed.
6) What is judicial activism? Is it justified? Quote two examples of JA.
7) You completed your dentistry. Then you became an Assistant Commandant in CRPF. Now you want IPS. Why is your career plan so confused?
8) Is there a need for police reforms? If so tell the reforms.
9) Situation Reaction Test: You are an officer in Railway Protection Force. One poor man does not have travel ticket. One University Professor who has bought a ticket has lost it. How will you handle both of them?
10) Based on a survey mapping, it is found that the number of SCs are very less in areas where STs are concentrated. Why is it so?
11) What is Phishing?
12) If you become an IPS officer, which is the organisation that you aspire to join; is it BSF, CBI, State Service…….? I proudly answered Intelligence Bureau and the interview came to a close.
Few other questions I can’t recollect.


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An interesting IFoS interview

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A candidate who appeared (and later cleared) the IFoS interview (identifies himself as thunder bolt on Orkut); board of Sh P K Mishra at the UPSC. He didn’t get good marks though (same PK Mishra had given him 135 in the UPSC Civil services marks last year, he says).

Thunder BOlt
my IFos interview

just giving people some idea about how my interview was conducted this time
background: civil engineer from iit kanpur
optionals: maths and physics
board: P.K. Mishra
I entered and sat down after wishing everyone. all board members were male.
C- chairman, M- members of board
C-good afternoon. please have a seat
I: thank u sir
C-suppose u r madly in love with a girl and parents deadly opposed due to caste or religion. what will u do
I: fucking bouncer first question. I said sir i will try to convince my parents that these are orthodox things and do not matter anymore.
C(interrupting): no they are deadly opposed-do not want to listen
I: i will run away and marry
C: u will leave ur parents?
I: sir u said i was madly in love
C: suppose ur only in love
I: sir then i will give consideration to my family first
C: and will play with girl’s feelings?
I: sir if i marry then i will play with my parents feelings
C: are u married?
I: no sir
C: u IIT-why IFS-want to wonder into wilderness?
I: Sir challenging job-ensure development and protect environment
C: but civil engineering is also challenging
I: yes but in a very narrow perspective
C: what other reasons?
I: career prospects
C: and
I: recognition
C: and
I: (he is bastard-keeps on going like this until u have no more) nothing else sir
C: u r interested in sports-who is sports minister of india?
I: i dont know sir
C: where were asian games held
I: Beijing
All board gave a look of disapproval.
I remembered and said Guangzhou.
C: what will u do for anger management? (related to my name which means patience)
I: sir deep breathly when angry

C: and
I: practise yoga
C: and
I: sir concentrate mind on positive thoughts ( C gave a disapproving look)
C: and
I: i dont know anything else sir
C: what are antaragni and megabucks?
I: sir festivals of iit kanpur
C: so what did u do as coordinator in them (i mentioned it )
I: sir gather sponsors, prepare budget for various events, organize various events ets
C: so what was budget
I: 70 lakhs
everyone surprised and shocked
C: so who u called as chief guest
I: sir our director is chief guest
C: but u must have called some bollywood person with this budget
I: sir Atif Aslam
passes on to M1
M1: what is POSCO and controversy – i explain in detail
M1: so how will u ensure development and protection
I: sir i will make sure proper EIA is carried out and all economic and environmental costs are wighed and then a proper decision is made
M1: how will u design earthquake resistant buildings?
I: sir will study soil type and ensure proper foundation
C: and
I: sir i dont know. we were not taught this.
M1: what is green building
I: deisgned to reduce impact on environment
C: how willl u design one
I: told something not to their satisfaction
M2: so u earlier mentioned u will run away and marry. u know what happens to people who do this in haryana
I: yes sir, honour killings and all-extreme step
M2: so what will u do
I: couldnt think anything – sir i dont belong to khap area
M2: who is CM of haryana ? I tell
M2: do u know anything about forestry?
I: little bit
M2: name five species of trees in haryana
I: Sal
M2(interrupting): tell scientific name
I: Sir I dont know
C: he has maths and physics – cannot be expected to know. I thanked god. passes on to M3.


M3: so how do new countries emerge
I: sir separatist movements-claim independence
M3: what is happening in egypt?
I explain the controversy
M3: serbia and croatia has emerged from which countries? Aus open winner is from serbia
I: sir USSR
M3: no
I: dont know sir
M3: where are they located on maps
I: sir serbia near russia and croatia in balkans. ( i was wrong-everybody gave a disapproving look). in my defense i am poor in Geography
passes on to M4:
M4: so why IFS after iit-govt spends a lot of money on iitians ? – fucking dickhead i already replied to this.
I: sir we didnt know what iit was. everyone was preparing so we also started. rat race. then later realized that interest lies elsewhere
Chairman and board impressed with honesty. i smiled.
C: what is reliability?
I: tried to say something sensible but couldnt tell.
C: u civil engineer? when is building reliable
I: said something- C not satisfied
C: when something conforms to certain standards for given period of time
I: thank u sir
C: what are series and parallel reliability?
I: when i dont kn ow reliability-how could i know this. I make a guess. When object confirms to a series of standards – its series…. C laughing-dont make guesses.
I: ok sir
C: interview is over.
I went. So happy that didnt read push sign on door. tried pulling it until he directed from behind to push it. I felt like an idiot and left 🙁
Please point out my mistakes.I dont expect much. P.K. mishra in civils gave me 135 last year . not expecting any better. All the best to u all:)

You can follow the link to see the debate on the love marriage. One comment on the issue says:

भाग के शादी कर लेनी चाहिए,और उसके बाद माता पिता को मना लेना चाहिए,वो भी हमसे उतना ही प्रेम करते हैं और मान जायेंगे,अगर घरवालों के दवाब में आके ऐसे ही काम करते रहे तो कल को कहेंगे बेटा हमें सिर्फ बेटा चाहिए,बेटी हो तो उससे अनाथाश्रम को दे देना,क्या तब भी मानोगे?बात वही मानो जो सही हो.जाति के बाहर शादी करना एक समाज सेवा है.ऐसे लोगों को सम्मानित किया जाना चाहिए

see image below (the 2nd image has the IITians profile page):


orkut - my IFos interview_1303401381848

orkut - Thunder BOlt's profile_1303401416380

Written by upsc aspirants

April 21st, 2011 at 9:29 pm

IFoS marks of candidates in the UPSC IFoS exam

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Some candidates are sharing the IFoS marksheet online in a discussion forum. You can also get from this an idea of the interview marks and the various boards. These marks are of the recently concluded exam (April 2011). Please see the original link for discussion which has been only reproduced here partially.

Indian Forest Services Examination 2010
Subject Maximum
Marks Marks
Written Total 1400 744
Interview Marks 300 201
Final Total 1700 945
Remarks : Recommended.


Indian Forest Services Examination 2010
Subject Maximum
Marks Marks
Written Total 1400 690
Interview Marks 300 186
Final Total 1700 876
Remarks : Recommended.


PK MISRA board

rank 30
Indian Forest Services Examination 2010
Subject Maximum
Marks Marks
Written Total 1400 650
Interview Marks 300 216
Final Total 1700 866
Remarks : Recommended.


Indian Forest Services Examination 2010
Subject Maximum
Marks Marks
Written Total 1400 776
Interview Marks 300 135
Final Total 1700 911
Remarks : Recommended.


Subject Maximum
Marks Marks
Written Total 1400 689
Interview Marks 300 125
Final Total 1700 814
Remarks : Recommended.


See image of discussion below (ignore the abusive title to the thread if the moderator has not removed it):

 P.K.Mishra_1303400704542This guy who abuses Sh. P.K. Mishra who calls himself ‘thunder bolt’ in the forum is a top ranker (Rank 2?) in the IFoS exam this year and is a civil engineer from IIT kanpur.

Written by upsc aspirants

April 21st, 2011 at 9:16 pm

IFoS interview marks in Rajni Razdan board

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If you want to know the marks scored by a candidate in the Indian Forest service (IFoS) interviews this year you can see the following data put online by a candidate who was interviewed by this board:


Indian Forest Services Examination 2010
Subject Maximum
Marks Marks
Written Total 1400 663
Interview Marks 300 186
Final Total 1700 849
Hi mera rajni razdan board ne interview liya tha… it lasted for 12 minutes… i did not answer the facts that were asked from my hobby n home state….board members were very supportive throughout the interview… it was my first rank is 46 n i believe i am the last general to get selected….

Himanshu futher says “satisfied with physics, general studies, maths paper 2 and obviously interview… m not satisfied with english, maths paper 1…. don’t know what will happen in ias…. my second optional thr is pali… but m worried now for mathematics coz paper 1 has disappointd me…”

See link for discussion where it has been posted and the following image:

orkut - interview marks for IFoS student in Razdan Board_1303400306318

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April 21st, 2011 at 9:09 pm