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IAS Toppers Interview

IAS Toppers Interview

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IAS FIRST RANKER IN 2011DIVYADHARSHINI
IN
her first attempt, this 24-year old law graduate from the School of Excellence in Law, Chennaicouldn't clear the UPSC Civil Services Preliminary but in her secondattempt, she emerged the first ranker! Daughter of V Shanmugam, acustoms consultant and homemaker S. Padmavathy, Divyadharshiniwas working at SBI for the past six months. She shares her journey.
Name
: Divyadharshini Shanmugam
Rank
: 1
Exam
: Civil Service Exam 2010
Q
.
How did you hear the good news?A
.I was in office when the results were declared, and a friend informedme of the results. It came as a shock! At first I did not believe but it butconfirmed it through my brother. It took a while to realise that it wasnot a dream.
Q
.
 Who is the inspiration behind your success?
 
A
. My mentor Prabhakaran sir (Director of Prabhas IAS Academy) and my parents. All have givenme ample confidence, motivation and have placed belief in me.
Q
.
How different was it in the second attempt? What made you crack it?
 
A
.I think one year’s consistent preparation made the difference between the two attempts.
Q
.
 What were your optional subjects and why did you choose them?
 
A
.
Prelims – I
chose Public Administration due to easy availability of books and study materials,availability of guidance and above all my interest.
Mains - I
chose Public Administration and law, as law was my graduation subject and I feltcomfortable with the syllabus.
Q
.
How was the interview? Can you recall any questions from the board members?
 
A
.The interview board was cordial. I answered to my satisfaction. There were one or two questionsfor which I didn’t know the answer but I was frank with the board and told them the truth that I didnot know.The questions were based on my profile and were based on the RTI Act, Lokpal Bill etc.
Q
.
How good are coaching institutes and what to be cautious of if you choose one?
 
A
.Coaching centres are a guiding light but it all ultimately comes down to your individual effort.Attending mock tests would help a lot to ascertain where we stand. Choosing the right centre wouldhave to be made cautiously.There are many money sucking institutes and we need to be careful not to get into their hands andwaste our money and time
Q
.
Do you have any priority areas where you would like to see you making a difference in theadministrative services?
 
A
.IAS gives a wider scope to serve the society and make a difference. I think bridging the rural –urban developmental divide would help in the longer run.
 
Q
.
Your message to future CSE aspirants…
 
A
.I would like to wish them all the very best for the exam. It’s a way to go forward with confidenceand belief in yourself. It’s not too easy but neither too hard. Right amount of effort would pay goodresults.
Q
.
 What was your strategy for optionals, GS and Essay?
 
A
.
Optional
- I covered the entire syllabus and prepared concrete points for each topic and alwaysrevised before exams. Notes are really helpful especially during exam times.
GS
- In addition to prelims preparation, adding personal view and analysis of the questions
Essay
- I think there is no need to special preparation for essay. Preparation for general studies helpin writing the essay paper. Newspaper reading builds ideas which helps in essay.
Study Materials
 
Public administration
 Books by Lakshmikanth and MaheshwariSolved previous years question papers Journals by Indian Institute of PublicAdministration on current topics like RTI andCivil Society
Law
 Constitution by Jai Narayan Pandey and M P JainContracts by Avatar SinghTorts by Atchudhan PillaiInternational Law by Kapoor and Agarwal
Indian Economy
 Dutt & Sundaram,
Economic & Politically Weekly
,Yojna
Indian Polity
 DDBasu, NCERT
Science & Technology
 Spectrum, NCERT
Indian History
 NCERT, Bipan Chandra
Geography
 NCERT, Atlas
Current Affairs
 
The Hindu
,
Frontline
,
India Year Book
 
 
Marks obtained by 2011 Toppers
SubjectMaximumMarks1
st
Rank
1
3
rd
Rank
2
6
th
Rank
3
7
th
Rank
4
 Essay 200 125 132 119 108General Studies -Paper I300 192 197 179 154General Studies -Paper II300 147 164 180 127Optional I - Paper I 300 173 173 165 174Optional I - Paper II 300 180 171 180 183Optional II - Paper I 300 190 166 181 205Optional II - Paper II 300 157 191 200 185Interview 300 230 180 174 201Total marks 2300 1394 1374 1338 1337

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