I have not even read Lexicon or any other Textbooks for Ethics and depended solely on Lecture Notes of both Vision and Lukmaan, Vision VAMs, Lukmaan Workbooks and various Test Series Model Answers. Now, coming to my evaluation of the various Optional subjects. These are the various Courses and Test Series that I had joined: All the following were in Online Mode. Union Public Service Commission ( संघ लोक सेवा आयोग ) MARKSHEET (अंक पत्र) S.NO. 2. Photo from UPSC website. 2 Min Read. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the detailed mark sheet of all candidates who gave Civil Services Examination 2019. Short and interesting syllabus, good marks, good coaching guidance, notes and books. Modern India History – This was one area I focussed a lot on. You can do self-evaluation or get it evaluated from friends or even post it on one of those free answer writing websites. It had good quotes, data and examples for some of the important subject areas. Clearing this exam gives an entry into the prestigious civil services of the country. UPSC 2019 Marksheet: Odisha Topper Sanjita Mohapatra Of Rourkela Secures AIR 10. Essay Enrichment and Test Discussion and Ethics Enrichment + Case Studies Lectures were also very helpful. ABHISHEK’S SECOND ATTEMPT FOR UPSC CSE. I do not know how true this is. Apart from techniques to write a good Essay, these also covered some of the important subject areas from which Essay topics may be framed by the UPSC. Here, I marked each bubble immediately after finalizing the answer, and by the time the examiner came to collect my answer sheet, I think I had attempted about 85 questions. Also Read: A Detailed Guide to Choosing the Best Optional Subject for UPSC Exam, Also Read: 6 Best Optional Subjects in UPSC: Guide to Choose Most Scoring Non-technical Subjects. Thus, it provided good ready-made fodder for some of the important areas. And from what I have heard, the syllabus for such subjects is quite limited and static, and questions often get repeated. For topics like places in news, rivers and their tributaries, IUCN statuses of different species, national parks and sanctuaries, handicrafts, art forms, festivals, GI tags and other such factual questions, apart from current affairs, pay special attention to South and North-East India, because maximum questions come from these two regions only. First step before reading any book should be to read and understand the Syllabus. And I wrote all the answers in the point format. I focussed on quoting as many Thinkers as possible for every answer, so a few more Lectures by PK Sir could have covered this additional content. You have studied and revised enough. I had chosen it, mainly due to familiarity, and the belief that it will take lesser time compared to a completely new Optional. Here I had no option but to write on IR, Philosophy and such areas which I avoid, but may have to choose in the actual Exam. I just noted down some facts or statistics if they looked relevant, or copied some extracts from the Editorials if they seemed useful for Mains answer writing. These Magazines were from 15 months prior to the month of the Prelims. Second, DO NOT PANIC. Do please remember the syllabus of every paper, and try to use terms from the syllabus in your answers. Lastly, do please remember that the gap between the Prelims and the Mains is reducing every year. Also, I had gone through all the topics asked in the latest Essay Test Series by Vision, Forum, Baliyan’s and Lukmaan, and had created rough frameworks for how I would have written those topics. IAS Toppers 2019 Marks with Marks BreakUp and Official PDF The IAS Toppers marks breakup for the IAS Main (written) Exam and IAS Interview was issued by UPSC through a separate notification. It was ‘butchered’ in the past, though last year there were some rank holders with 300+ in this Optional. I have already shared the notes I had made from the Mains perspective. And there are a lot of past rank holders with 300+ in this Optional. Prelims involves a lot of rote learning, and no matter how many times you revise it, you just cannot retain it all. And exactly some of those subject areas like HRM, OB and even MIS have a higher weightage in the UPSC CSE papers, as compared to Marketing or Strategy. IAS 2019 TOPPER PARDEEP SINGH MARKSHEET. GS Model Test Answers were also very good. UPSC allows candidates to choose one subject from about 50 optional subjects mentioned in the syllabus. The GS preparation should be an integrated one, focussing on both the Prelims and the Mains simultaneously. I am not sure if this translates into more marks, but filling all the pages does seem to give an impression that a lot of content has been written. The candidates can now check the mark sheet 2019 from the official website @upsc.nic.in or from the direct link mentioned in the article. I had tried to include all such data in those notes. For Prelims, I also read the latest ‘Reports and Indices’and ‘International Organizations’ by Shankar IAS, and ‘Places in News’ by GK Today. Here, the parts to be addressed are – what was the nineteenth century’s ‘Indian Renaissance’, how the national identity emerged, and how the two were linked. Your session has been expired and you have been automatically logged out. I also noted down the important page numbers from the PDFs, and revised them later. Or I just rephrased the question statement in a simpler manner. RELATED NEWS. Economics – I had gone through some of the notes shared by Gaurav Agrawal Sir. But this was done only after sufficiently practicing them on the previous years’ papers as well as the test series. However, about 2.5 months before the Prelims, one should get into the ‘Pre-Mode’ – which means exclusively focus on the Prelims only. Despite consistent experience of high growth, India still goes with the lowest indicators of human development. It just seemed like too much work, at the end of which, you might actually start hating those very books, which you loved before preparing for this exam. There have been many past rank holders with 325+ marks in such subjects, and you should at least refer to their strategies once, before completely discarding the idea of choosing a Science or an Engineering Optional. Do please refer to some good sources, if you think you may face difficulty in clearing the CSAT cutoff. If your graduation or post-graduation subject ticks well on the above points, I would suggest choosing the same as your Optional. Some pointers that I had kept in mind while deciding the new Optional were – my general interest in that subject, the volume of the syllabus, the availability of good coaching guidance, notes and books, and the kind of marks that were being awarded in that subject. However, the most important thing is to work on the inputs and the suggestions received. The books and the materials that I have read and revised are neither the most perfect nor the most exhaustive sources to study for the UPSC CSE. Good questions. Disaster preparedness is the first step in any disaster management process. You can experiment with the various formats while writing the Test Series, and then decide if you want to make them in the actual exam. Good questions, good checking and special mention of Rajitha Ma’am’s Revision Classes + Test Series Discussions, which like Smriti Ma’am’s, were like a Quick Revision Module. 0. Ecology and Environment – Environment by Shankar IAS Academy. I also solved the Insights sectional tests for History and Environment, and twice revised the questions I got wrong. Nor have I seen any Test Discussion Lectures or Model Essays so cannot comment on them either. In GS 4, the examples can be national or international, from the real-world or from the realm of fiction, from your own experience or from someone else’s experience. From what I have heard, the syllabus is huge, and it is not that high-scoring either. For solved previous years’ Prelims papers, I referred to the book by Disha Publications. Society and Social Justice – Got covered with Sociology Optional. You need not use flowery language. The candidates can check their marks through their roll number and DOB used for the time of registration. Political Science and International Relations – Like they say, memorizing Shubhra Ranjan Ma’am’s notes alone are enough to get at least 270 marks in this Optional. Little did I know how wrong I was. Let us look at the recent years’ trend of topper’s optional subject choices. 19-10-2020. For Mains, I made quick revision notes from the Vision Monthly Magazines and the Vision Mains 365. Examples from Mains 2019 – for the question on water stress, I quoted the NITI Aayog CWMI Report. Here are my marksheets for the Prelims and Mains of Civil Services Exam 2017. The notes I made from the Lectures were my base for all static topics. Now coming to the actual day of the exam. Never called Sir, so cannot comment on Teacher support. SOCIOLOGY OPTIONAL STRATEGY by YashPratap Shrimal Rank 192 UPSC CSE 2019 – TOPPER’S STRATEGY. These Magazines were from 15 months prior to the month of the Prelims. Never called any Teacher, but asked doubts in their Lecture Chat Box, and they were promptly answered. So, I preferred to use new pens instead of using replacement refills. Checking was very good. If possible, do please join an Essay Test Series. Next Post Next [Announcement ] Launching of new initiative : forum.insightsonindia.com. Give suitable examples. He got 942 marks out of 1750 which is 53.2% of the written total. For some topics related to these three papers, I also referred to the notes by IAS4Sure (can be downloaded free of cost from their website – http://www.ias4sure.com/ under ‘Project WikiIAS’). The best alternative was written only after the less desirable alternatives, and some explanation was also given as to why it was deemed as the best. The videos were watched 2-3 days after the date of uploading, and by that time, some diligent student would have already written the important points from the discussion in the comments section, which I then copy-pasted in my notes. It is important to study the trend. While beginning, the first step should be to read and understand the Syllabus. Also, I counted the number of filled bubbles to know how many questions I have attempted. While I was working, I had started preparing for the UPSC CSE with Management as my Optional subject. I had also once read the Vision VAM on World History, Economy and Society, without making any notes. 896 candidates were declared successful in the IAS Exam for the year 2019. By General Studies (GS), I am referring here to the static portion mentioned in the UPSC CSE Syllabus for the Prelims as well as the Mains. First, the Static GS portion should be revised well. I have already uploaded the notes I made for selective areas of the General Studies static portion, mainly from the Prelims perspective, on my Telegram Channel and my Google Drive. UPSC CSE 2019: Final marksheet released, topper Pradeep Singh secures 1072 out of 2025. Read the syllabus to understand what is expected from an Essay. However, the good thing about Management is that the syllabus is static, and questions do get repeated. If you are keen to choose Management as your Optional subject, I wish you the Best ! He had said I’ll get 300+ and maybe they tell this to every student, but nonetheless, it was good to hear. Anmol is a graduate from IIT Delhi, who chose physics as his optional subject. Share. I also used some of the standard frameworks like the stakeholder approach and PESTEL, wherever applicable. IAS 2019 TOPPER PARDEEP SINGH MARKSHEET. Also, please figure out what type of notes-making strategy suits you and proceed with the same. It was Public Administration. There have been some past rank holders with 320+ marks in such subjects. Some of the standard formats to do this are –. Also, because you have just studied for the Prelims, you would not be interested in studying for the same again. Nonetheless, most of the Test Series questions were covered in some or the other Lectures. I spent nearly three months evaluating different Optional subjects, and then finally chose Sociology. The Model Test Answers are in form of key pointers and good for very quick revision. Honestly, had I known about it before, I probably would have joined it instead, and then would have joined PK Sir's Test Series only. In this article, you can read all about IAS topper Himanshu Jain’s journey towards IAS success, motivation and preparation strategy. The Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal took to his twitter account to congratulate Vishakha Yadav, the … I think the coaching institutes do a far better job than any student when it comes to making current affairs notes. -> CLICK HERE Those of us who have studied in B-Schools with a trimester pattern know very well how ‘seriously’ we actually studied for some of the papers. Ancient History – India’s Ancient Past by R S Sharma. Instead, depending on the question, see which one fits the best and use the same. However, depending on the case, there can be some other stakeholders as well. In fact, I personally know two extremely talented and smart-working people, who are still in IRS, only and only because of their marks in the Management Optional. UPSC Civil Service Exam 2019 topper Jatin Kishore (AIR 2) is also an IES (Indian Economics Service) rank 1 holder. … But do not get bogged down by it. However, an Optional should be changed only if you are confident of at least 485 marks in Essay + GS. The banning of ‘Jamaat-e-Islami’ in Jammu and Kashmir brought into focus the role of over-ground workers (OGWs) in assisting terrorist organizations. My second Essay was very fact-heavy and I mentioned all the data, statistics, government schemes, reports, committee recommendations related to healthcare and education that I could remember. History was the only area where I made somewhat detailed notes, from the Prelims perspective. Second topper Jatin Kishore scored 1063 out of 2025 marks (52.49%). Along with these, I’ve attached my marksheet for CSE 2015 (I’ve skipped CSE 2016.) This was the only Institute where the Mentor had himself called to discuss the Test Paper. At the end of this, about 12-15 minutes would be left. I noted down the page numbers of topics that were still in news, and read only those pages before Mains. Again, they are not much, but I noted down whatever sounded interesting. Avoid being unnecessarily possessive or emotional about your Optional. The most important point to keep in mind, when it comes to case studies, is that the solution being proposed should be practical. However, if you think that it is important as well, do please check that too. Never tried calling the Mentor, so cannot comment on it. When the 2019 UPSC results were announced, Delhi resident Himanshu Jain achieved national fame for securing an amazing all India rank of 4 in the UPSC exam. A total of 759 candidates were recommended for the top jobs of the country. Never tried calling the Mentor, so cannot comment on it. Last Year Pradeep had got All India Rank 93 … GS 3 – Q. This is, incidentally, higher than last year’s topper scores. I also referred to the model answers of Forum FLTs and sectional tests on some selective areas like Geography, History and Ethics, again of the latest year. Bhubaneswar: Of the 21 successful candidates from Odisha who cleared the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination, Sanjita Mohapatra from Rourkela district performed the best, scoring 1042 marks out of 2025 to secure 10th position in the … Civil Services (PRELIMINARY) Examination , 2019. Usually they are the sets of the most important words of the question. Written by Abhinash Chaudhary Abhinash Chaudhary is a Passionate Blogger, Entrepreneur & Digital Marketer in India. Anthropology – It is called the sister branch of Sociology. Do please take it with a bowlful of salt. Also, for Prelims, tie the static portion with the current affairs, as even for static areas, questions are being asked from those topics which have been in news in the recent times. This is not to say that high marks are not possible in it. Say for a particular topic, if PK Sir had discussed 2 Thinkers, Mohapatra Sir had discussed 3 or 4 Thinkers. The biggest challenge with Management Optional was the crazily huge syllabus. After Prelims, I highlighted the important points in the latest Mains 365, and revised them multiple times. In the introduction I mostly defined the core value that the question was trying to ask. Also, if you think you may panic while marking all the bubbles towards the end, do please mark them after each round, instead of after Round 2. When the 2019 UPSC results were announced, Delhi resident Himanshu Jain achieved national fame for securing an amazing all India rank of 4 in the UPSC exam. Good questions and good checking too. Himanshu Jain IAS Topper Background. ‘The long-sustained image of India as a leader of the oppressed and marginalized nations has disappeared on account of its new found role in the emerging global order.’ Elaborate. Do please try and answer all the questions. And even if the question already has parts, you can still use these formats to further write a more detailed answer. More than any test series, previous years’ papers are the best source for practicing MCQs. Some other quick reference documents I read for Prelims are – the latest ‘Reports and Indices’ and ‘International Organizations’ by Shankar IAS, ‘Places in News’ by GK Today, the Summary of the latest Economic Survey by Vision, the Summary of the latest Union Budget by GS Score, and for some areas, I also referred to the Gist of the latest India Year Book by GS Score. Even for questions from the Polity or Governance areas, I tried to give an ethics-related interpretation in the answer. 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